Donegal Airport officials address Oireachtas committee

first_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – November 11, 2020 AudioHomepage BannerNews Donegal Airport officials address Oireachtas committee WhatsApp WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction The Chairman of Donegal International Airport has told the Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications Networks that a five year plan for the facility’s development will be crucial in recovering from the impact of Covid-19.Steve O’Culain said getting back to pre-Covid numbers will be a challenge…………Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/oculweds.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Meanwhile, it’s been confirmed that it’s unlikely that LoganAir will resume the Donegal – Glasgow link before March of next year.Outgoing Managing Director Anne Bonner told the committee that many people are connecting through Dublin, but because the Glasgow route is not backed by a PSO, there is a financial risk involved…….Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/annebon5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleAction needed on waiting list for driving tests – DohertyNext articleDeclan Bonner looks for another big performance News Highland Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterestcenter_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Twitter Google+ Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR cliniclast_img read more

Memorial Service to be held tomorrow in Leck Graveyard Letterkenny

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic The St Conal’s Graveyard Restoration Committee will be holding a memorial Service tomorrow Sunday at 2.30pm in Leck Graveyard Letterkenny.A service of remembrance will be held following an unveiling of a memorial and information board to mark their burial area and improve awareness of and access to information about this plot.Betty Holmes from St.Conals Graveyard Restoration Committee says the patients will be remembered with respect:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Bettyweb1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter By News Highland – March 7, 2020 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+center_img Twitter WhatsApp Previous article‘Everything is being done to protect Healthcare workers’ – GlynnNext articleHeavy rain expected as Met Eireann issue rainfall advisory warning News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Memorial Service to be held tomorrow in Leck Graveyard Letterkenny Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterestlast_img read more

Consumers are opening credit card accounts like there’s no tomorrow

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Consumers learned a valuable financial lesson in the Great Recession: Many people reeled in their debt, became wary of high-interest loans, and returned to spending only the cash they had on hand — until recently.Now, the number of credit-card accounts in the U.S. is rising quickly. And, based on current growth rates, the total number will soon be back to pre-recession levels.It peaked at just over 496 million in the second quarter of 2008, and fell sharply during the global financial crisis by 24 percent to about 379 million in the third quarter of 2010, according to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The number of cards in circulation has been rising steadily since, and now stands at more than 435 million.If the trend continues, the number of cards is expected to hit the previous peak by the second quarter of 2018, according to Michelle Hutchison, a money expert at the personal finance site Finder.com. continue reading »last_img read more

The Latest: Croatian tennis player Coric positive for virus

first_imgThe Latest: Croatian tennis player Coric positive for virus ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Croatian tennis player Borna Coric says he has tested positive for the coronavirus after taking part in an exhibition event. Associated Press center_img June 22, 2020 The 33rd-ranked Coric posted the news on Twitter.He says “I want to inform you that I am positive for Covid-19. Please everyone who has been in contact with me for the last few days gets tested!”He says he is feeling well and has no symptoms.Coric was among about 1,000 people who were tested for the virus after Grigor Dimitrov announced that he tested positive. That led to the cancellation of an exhibition event in Croatia where top-ranked Novak Djokovic was scheduled to play in the final.Coric played a match against Dimitrov in Zadar on Saturday in the second leg of the exhibition series.last_img read more

Shohei Ohtani hits for the cycle in Angels’ victory over Rays

first_imgTyler Skaggs picked up the victory, allowing three runs in five innings, with his outing interrupted by a 36-minute power outage in the fourth inning. The outage was the result of a fire at a nearby substation.Noé Ramírez followed Skaggs to the mound and pitched 2-2/3 scoreless innings. Justin Anderson finished the eighth and Cam Bedrosian worked the ninth, allowing the Angels to rest Ty Buttrey and Hansel Robles for another day after they each handled heavy workloads on Monday and Tuesday.The bullpen’s work ensured that Ohtani’s big day would come in a victory.“He’s starting to lock it in,” Skaggs said. “It’s really exciting. He’s looking like he’s the Ohtani of last year, and that’s really special.”Ohtani missed the first five weeks of the season because of his rehab from Tommy John surgery. Without a true spring training, Ohtani hit .225 in his first 22 games.Since then, though, he’s hit .438 with five homers in his last nine games. Even more impressive, he has done more damage lately against lefties. His homer, double and triple were all against lefty Ryan Yarbrough.“I’m seeing the ball better against lefties, having a good approach,” Ohtani said. “The results are starting to get up there, but I’m feeling good about the process also. I think we’re heading in the right direction.”In the first inning, Ohtani got the Angels on the board with a three-run homer that barely cleared the fence in left-center. He drove a double into the gap in left-center in the third inning. Then he yanked a triple into the right field corner in the fifth, getting the three toughest pieces of the cycle out of the way in his first three trips.Then the buzz began in the dugout.“People were talking about it,” Manager Brad Ausmus said. “It’s not like a no-hitter where no one mentions it.”When Ohtani came to the plate in the seventh, he was facing right-hander Hunter Wood. The Rays were playing an extreme shift against Ohtani, even with no strikes giving him a bunt single down the third base line if he chose to take it. Ohtani swung away and laced a 3-and-2 pitch into shallow center, completing his cycle.Besides Ohtani and Trout, five other Angels have hit for the cycle. Jim Fregosi did it twice.It was the first cycle of Ohtani’s career, including his five years in Japan.“In order to hit for the cycle you need some power to hit the home run and some speed to accomplish the triple,” Ohtani said. “To be able to do it at the major league level at this stage you need a lot of confidence. The important thing now is to continue this tomorrow.”As Ohtani has continued to hit at the major league level, he has continued to prove that he’s more than just a hitter with power, which is what many – including his manager – thought when he came from Japan last year.“If you go back to spring training of 2018 when he arrived, I knew the power was there,” said Ausmus, who was a special assistant in the Angels’ front office last spring. “He had as much power as any hitter I’ve seen. The consistent hitting I wasn’t sure about. He completely proved me wrong in that sense. I thought he’d hit, but I didn’t think he’d hit like this.”Box score “Simply very happy that I was able to accomplish this,” Ohtani said though his interpreter. “There’s been so many other great Japanese players that have come before me. Being the first one to accomplish it (makes me) really happy and it makes for a lot of confidence down the road.”Ohtani hit a three-run homer in the first, a double in the third, a triple in the fifth and a single in the seventh, becoming the first Angel since Mike Trout in 2013 to hit for the cycle.“He got the three hardest ones out of the way,” said Trout, who homered in his last at-bat when he hit for the cycle. “I’m just happy for him. He was excited. I was excited. The whole team.”Ohtani said his teammates gave a beer shower to both him and interpreter Ippei Mizuhara, just as they had after he picked up his first victory as a pitcher last year.In all, he provided four of the Angels’ six hits as they won their third straight game. Albert Pujols’ hit a two-run homer, which was also a milestone. He became the sixth player ever to have 200 homers with multiple teams. PreviousLos Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani (17), of Japan, celebrates with teammates in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday, June 13, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Ohtani hit for the cycle in the game. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)The Angels’ Cesar Puello reacts after getting hit with a pitch by the Rays’ Ryan Yarbrough during the first inning of Thursday’s game in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)ST. PETERSBURG, FL – JUNE 13: Tyler Skaggs #45 of the Los Angeles Angels throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on June 13, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsST. PETERSBURG, FL – JUNE 13: Ryan Yarbrough #48 of the Tampa Bay Rays throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Tropicana Field on June 13, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)ST. PETERSBURG, FL – JUNE 13: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels slides in safely with a double in the third inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on June 13, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols watches his two-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays’ Ryan Yarbrough during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Ryan Yarbrough walks around the mound as Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols, rear, runs around the bases after his two-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols (5) bows as he shakes hands with Shohei Ohtani (17), of Japan, after Pujols hit a two-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays’ Ryan Yarbrough during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)ST. PETERSBURG, FL – JUNE 13: Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels celebrates a two-run home run with Cesar Puello #48 in the fifth inning of a baseball game at Tropicana Field on June 13, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, watches his triple off Tampa Bay Rays’ Ryan Yarbrough during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Catching for the Rays is Mike Zunino. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, runs to first with a triple off Tampa Bay Rays’ Ryan Yarbrough during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)ST. PETERSBURG, FL – JUNE 13: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels is greeted by Mike Trout #27 after his three-run home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on June 13, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)ST. PETERSBURG, FL – JUNE 13: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels, center, is congratulated on his three-run home run by Tommy La Stella #9 and Mike Trout #27 in the first inning of a baseball game at Tropicana Field on June 13, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)ST. PETERSBURG, FL – JUNE 13: Luis Rengifo #4 of the Los Angeles Angels fields a ground ball in the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on June 13, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)ST. PETERSBURG, FL – JUNE 13: Members of the Los Angeles Angels, including Mike Trout #27 and Albert Pujols #5 talks after the power went out in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on June 13, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)ST. PETERSBURG, FL – JUNE 13: Members of the Los Angeles Angels, including Mike Trout #27 and Kole Calhoun #56 talk with security after power went out in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on June 13, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)Tampa Bay Rays first base coach Ozzie Timmons (30) and left fielder Guillermo Heredia sit outside the dugout after a power failure during the fourth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, June 13, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. A power substation in downtown St. Petersburg was struck by lightning. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs flips the ball to first in time to get Tampa Bay Rays’ Travis d’Arnaud out during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani (17), of Japan, connects for a single off Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Hunter Wood to complete the cycle during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, hits a three-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays’ Ryan Yarbrough during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, lines a single off Tampa Bay Rays’ Hunter Wood to complete the cycle, during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani bats against the Tampa Bay Rays during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, right, of Japan, celebrates with first base coach Jesus Feliciano after his single off Tampa Bay Rays’ Hunter Wood, completing the cycle during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani (17), of Japan, celebrates with teammates in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday, June 13, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Ohtani hit for the cycle in the game. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)The Angels’ Cesar Puello reacts after getting hit with a pitch by the Rays’ Ryan Yarbrough during the first inning of Thursday’s game in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)NextShow Caption1 of 23The Angels’ Cesar Puello reacts after getting hit with a pitch by the Rays’ Ryan Yarbrough during the first inning of Thursday’s game in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)ExpandST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — As talk of a cycle was circulating in the Angels dugout late in their 5-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday, Shohei Ohtani didn’t seem interested in settling for the last piece he needed: a single.During a conversation with David Fletcher in the batting cage after he had a homer, a double and a triple, Ohtani said: “No, I want another homer.”“I don’t think he was trying to hit a single,” Fletcher said. “He was definitely trying to hit a homer, if you watch the at-bat. But I’m glad he got the single.”It was a single that made history, as Ohtani became the first Japanese-born player to hit for the cycle in the majors.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more