Donegal house prices are lowest in Ireland – REA

first_imgThe price of the average house in County Donegal remains the lowest in Ireland at €95,000 for a 3-bed semi-detached home.The figure has remained unchanged over the past year, according to the Real Estate Alliance. The REA Average House Price Survey, released today, concentrates on the actual sale price of Ireland’s typical stock home, giving an up-to-date picture of the second-hand property market to the close of last week.“Supply of three-bed semi-detached homes across the county is limited,” said Paul McElhinney of REA McElhinney in Milford, where an average three-bed semi costs €95,000 and remains on the market for six weeks.“We are seeing that market demand for what is available is fair.”The average semi-detached house nationally now costs €236,028, the latest REA Average House Price Survey has found – a rise of 0.05% on the first three months of 2019.Donegal house prices are lowest in Ireland – REA was last modified: June 24th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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49ers apologize for excluding Kaepernick from photo gallery

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Where’s Colin Kaepernick? He’s not in the NFL, and he initially was not in a 49ers photo gallery rekindling great memories of their rivalry with the Green Bay Packers.For that, the 49ers apologized Friday and hastened to make amends.“We’re looking into right now how that happened and were trying to rectify it,” general manager John Lynch said on KNBR 680-AM. “I just learned of it. Not something I’m proud of. It’s a glaring omission and we’re working to get it fixed.”San …last_img

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Transport Month celebrates the ‘heartbeat’ of South Africa’s economy

first_img“A resilient and fast-growing economy is at the heart of our radical economic transformation agenda and our National Development Plan,” Transport Minister Dipuo Peters at the launch of Transport Month at Mmorogong village in North West on Saturday.Transport is the heart of the country’s development, the heartbeat of the economy, she said.The theme of the month-long campaign is “Together we move South Africa forward”.“Our programme this year will showcase transport infrastructure projects, promote the use of public transport and advance the country’s road safety initiatives,” Peters said.The minister praised the transport industry’s accomplishments and explained its ongoing works.October is recognised as Transport Month on the official government calendar, and this year’s launch was been spectacular #OTM2016 pic.twitter.com/HCehbhqPdB— Dipuo Peters (@DipuoPeters) October 3, 2016Roads and airportsPeters commended the work of the Road Accident Fund, describing it as “the country’s social security safety net that covers and consoles those tragically maimed on South African roads”.Peters said the fund continues to deliver services despite a tough economic climate.She applauded work done by the Airports Company South Africa, saying airports across the country are becoming important catalysts for economic growth.“They are being transformed into multi-faceted, world-class, global gateways for travel, trade and commerce. As a result, business opportunities abound, particularly in property, retail and advertising.”Turning to maritime transport, Peters said under Operation Phakisa there were already a group of local and international investors collaborating to operate South Africa-flagged ships.Ongoing projectsThe Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa will be acquiring new stock over the next decade because the current rolling stock was over 50 years old, Peters said. “The acquisition of the new rolling stock will also include the upgrade of the current rail infrastructure, including stations in our main cities and towns.”She said progress was being made in the Moloto Road Development Corridor, in which investment in passenger rail will give commuters a safer, faster and more accessible connection between Mpumalanga and Gauteng.Peters said the refurbishment of the infamous Moloto Road will take five years to complete at a cost of R4.5-billion.“Moloto Road is notoriously known as the road of death. We are going to transform it into a road of hope,” she said.She described the national road network as arteries carrying life-giving oxygen in the South African economy’s lifeblood.Source: South African Government News AgencyWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using SouthAfrica.info materiallast_img read more

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Pair Of Useful Flexi combs Hair Bands – in all no problems but it would have been great for some guidance on how to

first_imgAppreciate these bands but a bit flimsy.Will be fab for my hair on vacation.I usually purchase these from superdrug but they look to have stopped selling them. Actually pleased that i can nonetheless obtain these bands as i use them day to day for do the job. Provider was fantastic and i will be buying additional in the potential.Here are the specifications for the Pair Of Useful Flexi combs Hair Bands:Size : 4.5″ 11cm. Diameter approx( Without stretch Medium Size)Pair Of Useful Flexi combs Hair BandsCould have been more adaptable.Only issue is that it is really not thick more than enough.Reviews from purchasers :Arrived before due datebut were great for a in all no problems but it would have been great for some guidance on how toOutstanding just what i required.In all no problems but it would have been excellent for some direction on how to. All in all no issues but it would have been good for some steering on how to use.Really pleased just what i preferred.Lovely merchandise fab high quality and rapid delievery.Really pleased just what i preferred.I am pretty happy with this products as i couldn’t obtain it in the stores and it is good value for dollars.Could have been more adaptable.Only issue is that it is really not thick more than enough.In all no problems but it would have been excellent for some direction on how to. All in all no issues but it would have been good for some steering on how to use.Outstanding just what i required.I am pretty happy with this products as i couldn’t obtain it in the stores and it is good value for dollars.Will be fab for my hair on vacation.Appreciate these bands but a bit flimsy.last_img read more

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Know what’s below when digging

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Pipelines transport much of the natural gas, liquid fuels, and other hazardous materials that Americans use every day. In fact, there are over 500,000 miles of large-diameter, high-pressure pipelines crisscrossing the United States. These pipelines are in every state, and most are underground.Digging in to a pipeline can result in catastrophe. Excavation damage — or digging in to pipelines — is one of the leading causes of natural gas and hazardous liquid pipeline accidents that cause property damage, injury or death. Even scraping or nicking a pipeline can cause a future disaster. But the good news is that damaging pipelines while digging is entirely preventable.A call to “811” is the simplest way to prevent excavation damage to underground pipelines. Call 811 from anywhere in the country a few days prior to digging, and your call will be routed to your local One Call Center. Tell the operator where you are planning to dig and what type of work you will be doing. Your affected local utilities companies will be notified about your intent to dig. They will send a locator to mark the approximate location of underground utilities (including pipelines) so you will know what’s below and be able to dig safely. The service is free.Any digging before calling 811 is dangerous. Pipelines can be just a few inches below the surface. Deep excavation is particularly dangerous. Examples of deep excavation that can easily damage pipelines include deep tilling, installing or repairing drain tile, digging a new well or pond, installing a septic system or installing fence posts. If you do this kind of work without calling 811, you are risking your life and your property.In most cases, a call to 811 is required by law before digging. In some states, a call is not required for some farming activity, such as routine tilling. However, it is still advisable to call 811 before any digging activity. To learn more about the requirements of your state’s excavation damage prevention law, visit http://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/comm/DamagePreventionSummary.htm or contact your local One Call Center by calling 811.The U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is the federal agency responsible for regulating the safe transportation of natural gas and hazardous liquids by pipeline. PHMSA is committed to preventing excavation damage to underground pipelines. In fact, in states that do not adequately enforce their own one-call laws, PHMSA can assess civil penalties against excavators – including farmers – who unlawfully damage underground pipelines. For more information, visit https://phmsa.dot.gov/pipeline/safety-awareness-and-outreach/excavator-enforcement.April is National Safe Digging Month. You owe it to your family, your farm, and your neighbors to understand your responsibility to dig safely. Do not assume that you know what is underground in the area you are digging, and do not assume you are exempt from one-call requirements. Do not make a judgment call. Make a free phone call — to 811 — before every digging project. To learn more, visit www.call811.com.last_img read more

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Giant ‘Geothermal’ Community in the Works

first_imgWork is underway on an 1800-lot subdivision in Louisville, Kentucky, that according to its developers will be the largest community in the country that insists that every house must have a ground-source heat pump.Builders who buy lots in the North Village of Norton Commons will have a free hand on what kind of houses they build, as long as they meet general architectural guidelines, but a ground-source heat pump for heating and cooling will be a requirement.The project is a Traditional Neighborhood Development, a type of development which includes a variety of housing types and commercial buildings and is designed so people who live there can walk to many of their destinations.Marilyn Patterson, director of marketing and general counsel for the development, said by telephone that there are a variety of advantages to requiring ground-source heat pumps, including better heating and cooling performance, greater efficiency than other options, and reduced environmental impact. A big part of the appeal is that no one living there will have to listen to a noisy outdoor compressor belonging to a neighbor with a conventional air-source heat pump. In a news release, developers said well drilling has started for heat exchange tubing on the first 50 lots, and another 75 lots will be drilled in the spring. Construction could begin any time.It will take 12 to 15 years to build out the entire North Village, she said. The 600-acre development already includes the South Village, with about 1,000 residential units, where ground-source heat pumps were not a requirement.Houses will range in size and costHouses in the South Village range in size from 1,200 square feet to 8,000 square feet, and cost between $360,000 and $2 million, Patterson said. She expected the range to be similar in the North Village, but the first group of houses would probably be in the 2,200- to 2,500-square-foot range.Requiring ground-source heat pumps makes the houses more expensive, adding from $4,500 for a smaller unit to as much as $15,000 for a large house, she said, but the 30 percent federal tax credit, good through the end of 2016, will take away some of the sting.Builders will not be required to build to any particular efficiency level, Patterson said, although upgraded insulation packages and Energy Star appliances would probably be the norm. “The market demands they build efficient housing,” she said.Developers also promote the idea that people who live in Norton Commons have a lot of what they need nearby: local stores, schools, and playgrounds in addition to housing. So driving won’t be as essential to life there as it is in many suburban settings.“What could be greener than that?” she asked.last_img read more

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UAAP volleyball: Lady Eagles thump Lady Bulldogs, end 1st round at no. 1

first_imgBloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Bea De Leon was stellar for Ateneo in the fourth set scoring three straight points to give the Lady Eagles a 19-14 lead after NU threatened to cut the deficit with a 6-1 run to get to as close as 15-14.Not done with showing her clutch genes, De Leon scored on another quick kill for the Lady Eagles’ 21-16 lead.An NU error put Ateneo at the 24-17 match point before Deanna Wong tossed over the winning point.Lady Eagles head coach Oliver Almadro said even though they’re atop the standings after the first round he knows that the second round is another landscape.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Lady Eagles ended the first round atop the standings with a 6-1 record while the Lady Bulldogs dropped to 2-5 after losing two of their last three games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving LATEST STORIES Google Philippines names new country directorcenter_img Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “The first round is really a tough one for us and we really learned a lot from here and I’m telling the players that going into the second round is a lot tougher,” said Almadro. “It won’t be easy for us going into the second round.”Maddie Madayag led Ateneo’s offense with 17 points with De Leon adding in 13 while Ponggay Gaston and Kat Tolentino pitching in 10 points apiece.Princess Robles had a game-high 18 points for the Lady Bulldogs.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ MANILA, Philippines—Ateneo shrugged off a first set defeat and recovered to take down National University,  23-25, 25-17, 25-23, 25-17 for its sixth straight win in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Filoil Flying V Center.ADVERTISEMENT Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Rockets survive last-place Suns as James Harden drops 41last_img read more

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