Gardai issue warning ahead of youth disco in Letterkenny


first_img WhatsApp Gardai issue warning ahead of youth disco in Letterkenny Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Previous articleCouncil housing maintenance policy described as “firefighting exercise”Next article25 people awaiting admission to LUH News Highland By News Highland – May 16, 2019 Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterestcenter_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA DL Debate – 24/05/21 Gardai in Donegal have issued a warning to the parents of children planning to attend a youth disco in Letterkenny on Friday.They say as there are almost always issues involving under-age drinking when youth discos are held they are advising parents/guardians to ensure youths only have enough money with them for a few minerals and transport.Gardai say they will be on patrol on the night and there will, as always, be a zero tolerance policy in relation to under-age drinking Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Starbucks’ woes continue with further store closures


first_imgStarbucks has announced plans to close a further 300 underperforming stores – 200 in the US and 100 internationally – however details have yet to be released on whether UK stores will be affected.Starbucks is the fourth biggest bakery retailer in the UK behind Greggs, Subway and Costa, according to the British Baker Top 50 league table of bakery retailers, based on store numbers in 2008; it opened 99 stores in the UK last year. The proposed store closures are part of the company’s “cost saving initiatives”, which could see up to 6,000 employees out of a job worldwide. A spokesperson for Starbucks said: “We do not at this time have specific details about numbers of partners or stores that may be impacted by these announcements in the UK.” In 2008, Starbucks announced it was to close 600 of its company-operated US stores last year and 61 in Australia, costing the firm $75.5m in pre-tax restructuring costs. It has also reduced its new company-operated store openings target from 200 to 140 in the US, and from 270 to 170 internationally, in fiscal 2009.In the coffee chain’s financial statement for the quarter ended 28 December 2008, it reported a fall in consolidated operating income to $117.7m, compared to $333.1m for the same year period last year.Consolidated net revenue of 6% on the same period last year fell to £2.6bn, which it put down to “a decline in store sales of 9%”. Revenue in the US dropped 6% and international revenue was down 8%.“Starbucks has been looking at all parts of the business to manage our cost structure and align the organisation in the most efficient way possible for the long term. Our priority during this time is to prepare for the continued uncertainty in the economy and ensure we have a strong foundation to support our long-term goals,” added the Starbucks spokesperson.last_img read more

What the median house price gets you on the Gold Coast


first_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 Location dictates price with homes closer to the beach, shopping centres and transport bumping values up. The Coast’s median price is expected to continue to climb.“If you’re located close to Pacific Fair, generally you will pay a premium on that. “It’s the same with houses near Robina Town Centre and potentially Westfield Coomera. Those big infrastructure projects generally help with the pricing of property.”REIQ director John Newlands said inland suburbs including Ashmore, Robina and parts of Burleigh and Palm Beach offered more homes with prices close to the median.While he didn’t think million-dollar properties would dominate the Coast market any time soon, he believed the median would continue to climb.“It’s certainly showing growth and I still see it growing,” he said. “It’s starting to creep up there, but I still think it’s quite affordable.”McGrath Palm Beach agent Lisa Hale said there were plenty of older homes in Elanora and Palm Beach in the $600,000 to $700,000 range.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa14 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“You have a lot of older-style homes in Elanora but they are on good-sized blocks and flat blocks,” she said. “For what you get, it’s still quite affordable. “There’s definitely still good buying in that area.”Vendor Norman Herfurth has his Elanora property on the market with a listing price of $600,000-$650,000. Inside Mr Herfurth’s Elanora property. Picture: Jerad WilliamsHe spent three months renovating the property at 15 Carilla Place, Elanora.“It was quite a well-built house but just neglected,” he said. “It’s a good location and it’s a good property to get your foot in the market.”Ray White Oxenford agent Gail Norton warned prospective buyers to use median house prices for each suburb as a guide only. In some suburbs, including Pimpama, Upper Coomera and parts of Ormeau, she said there were a mix of houses, acreage properties, units and townhouses, which often skewed the median. The Gold Coast’s median house price at the moment is $655,000. Norman Herfurth is the owner of an Elanora property he’s selling in that price range. Picture: Jerad WilliamsTHE Gold Coast is renowned for its multimillion-dollar mansions but the average house in the region is worth much less.Latest CoreLogic data shows the median house price on the Coast is in fact $655,000 — up from $627,000 at the same time last year.So where can house hunters actually buy a house in that price range?REIQ Gold Coast zone chairman Andrew Henderson said location dictated price with homes closer to the beach, shopping centres and transport bumping values up.“Location is going to make a big impact on what you get,” he said.center_img WHAT YOU CAN BUY FOR THE GOLD COAST’S MEDIAN HOUSE PRICE: Norman Herfurth spent three months renovating his Elanora house before listing it. Picture: Jerad Williams North: 10 Rundle Ave, Pimpama — $625,000-$660,000South: 15 Carilla Place, Elanora — $600,000 — $650,000Central: 38 Dandar Drive, Southport — Offers over $610,000Beach: 15 Coombabah Rd, Runaway Bay — $685,000Hinterland: 5-7 Doomben Court, Beechmont — $649,000last_img read more

Khelo India: Quality of shooting reflects sport’s growing stature in India


first_imgPune: The growing stature of shooting as a sport in India was amply reflected in the quality of competition and intense battles for the 19 gold medals on offer at the Khelo India Youth Games 2019 here.That as many as 11 states won at least one gold medal is also an indication of the widespread popularity of the sport.Punjab led the charts with three gold, three silver and four bronze medals while Madhya Pradesh, riding on the strength of the State-government set up shooting academy in Bhopal, had three gold, one silver and four bronze medals. Haryana, with two gold, four silver and a bronze medal pipped Rajasthan (2-3-1) to the third spot.There were many wonderful memories made in the competition — Mehuli Ghosh’s duel in the girls Under-21 10m air rifle with Elavenil Valarivan was glittering in its intensity, Dhanush Srikanth, who became the only hearing-impaired athlete to win gold, walked into many a heart with his skills.The likes of Arjun Singh Cheema, Adarsh Singh, Harshada Nithave and Devanshi Rana delivered the goods so tellingly that the threat of some of the sheen being taken away by the absence of pistol wizards like Saurabh Chauhdary, Anish Bhanwala, Manu Bhaker and Muskaan was dealt with quite efficiently.The beautiful diversity in the Trap gold winners, Manavaditya Singh Rathore and Manisha Keer in the boys Under-21 and girls Under-21 sections was there for all to see. Manavaditya is the son of Olympic double trap silver medallist and Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and the latter is the daughter of a Bhopal fisherman, Kailash.In one of the more poignant stories, Anjali Choudhary (Haryana) was left ruing her luck after she ran short of ammunition in the girls Under-21 25m sports pistol final, no thanks to an extended shoot-off, lasting over 20 shots, with Maharashtra’s Abhidnya Ashok Patil. She managed three hits with the four cartridges she was left with in the end.There is no knowing what would have happened if she had that fifth cartridge. Eventually, ace marksman Jaspal Rana’s daughter Devanshi Rana (Delhi) ran out a 24-23 winner, having arrested a meltdown in the latter half of the dramatic final.There were other moving accounts of Sartaj Singh Tiwana (Punjab) training only twice a week but showing potential to win the 50m 3-position event for boys Under-21.Similarly, G. Varshaa, who won Tamil Nadu’s only gold medal in the ranges, also does not get to train often but displayed grit, determination and good marksmanship to win the women’s 50m 3-position final.The contrasting success of Abhinav Shaw (West Bengal), 10, and Esha Singh (Telangana), 13, also contributed to making the shooting events a very special one. Abhinav, a shy, withdrawn rifle shooter from Asansol, was quite the opposite of the outgoing and bubbly pistol champion Esha Singh from Hyderabad, but they were both bound by the desire to excel and win. (IANS)Also Read: Rajika Boro wins bronze in Khelo India Youth gameslast_img read more