AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonHere is the point: When you flush a toilet today, you use far less water than you would have 20 years ago. You do this not because you are an environmentalist, but because the machine takes care of it for you. For electricity conservers, think motion-sensor light switches that turn themselves off when you leave the room. Here’s another example: For many decades, the state Department of Health forbade the use of “gray water,” even for irrigation. Gray water is much less expensive to produce than “reclaimed water.” Gray water comes off your shower and your washing machine, goes through a home-based filter system, and can be used for your home landscaping, including fruit trees. In 1994, during a major drought, the city conducted a comparison of contamination in the soil where gray water was used with that of soil where potable water was used. Guess what: all the sites were equally contaminated, the result of squirrels, birds, cats and other animal life. So the state approved the program, and a month later lifted the ban statewide. Today freeway landscaping is routinely watered with recycled water rather than the potable stuff. Gray-water systems are not quite as user-neutral as low-flow toilets, but they’re close. And during that last major drought, private entrepreneurs created a whole industry, offering gray-water systems of varying complexity. But then some idiot declared the drought over, and, within months, the gray-water industry died. My system, part of the demonstration program, is still in my yard, but there is no one to call for maintenance because the company went out of business – taking its technology with it into oblivion. The best tools for conservation are the ones we don’t have to think about because a device does it for us. Consider, for example, the lowly toilet. Until the 1990s, your average household toilet used up to eight gallons of water per flush. In the early 1990s, with Los Angeles in the midst of a housing construction boom, I introduced an ordinance to require that all new residential toilets be the kind using no more than three gallons. (Today they are down to less than two.) The toilet manufacturers went nuts. But they eventually complied with the new law, and today “low-flow” are the only toilets on the market. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power discovered how much water would be saved, and thus how much “new” supply it would not have to create. That, in turn, resulted in one of the most creative programs the city has ever run. The DWP bought low-flow toilets in bulk, and hired community-based organizations to retrofit existing housing for low- and moderate-income families. The DWP and its community partners replaced well over 1million water-guzzling toilets. While government can still play a major role in encouraging conservation through demonstrations like the gray-water project, government is no longer alone. The private sector, moved as always by the desire to make money, is champing at the bit. Consider the waterless urinal, which requires government approval but not government development. Where government used to have to be the innovator, today government officials need only regulate to ensure public health and safety. In Southern California, the drought is never over. It is time to revive the gray-water industry and turn entrepreneurs loose to invent and sell us other tools that will make us conserve – no matter how we feel about the environment. Ruth Galanter is a former member and president of the Los Angeles City Council, on which she served for 16 years.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE A letter from President Bush lauded political developments in both Iraq and Afghanistan, praising the efforts of U.S. troops in helping Iraqis exercise the right to vote three times during 2005 and the people of Afghanistan to also cast ballots. “In the coming year, America will continue to stand beside these young democracies and lay the foundation of peace for our children and grandchildren,” Bush said. “We appreciate the brave men and women in uniform who protect our country and advance freedom around the world. We are grateful to their families for their support and sacrifice, and we pray for all those who have lost loved ones in freedom’s cause.” At Camp Victory near Baghdad’s airport, “American Idol 3” finalist Diana DeGarmo and other entertainers treated hundreds of U.S. servicemen and women to a New Year’s Eve show. Soldiers sat in the cold in front of a tan stage as DeGarmo pulled several on stage to dance. She was followed by comedian Reggie McFadden and country music singer Michael Peterson, who traveled with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on a six-nation holiday tour to thank the troops. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BAGHDAD, Iraq – Bombings and shootings killed at least 20 people across Iraq on the final day of the year Saturday, while U.S. troops shivered in the cold during a performance by an “American Idol” singer as part of New Year’s Eve celebrations. The U.S. military also reported the death of an American soldier from wounds, bringing its death toll in Iraq for 2005 near 2004’s record level. Iraq’s electoral commission, meanwhile, repeated a call for political groups to remove from their candidate lists 90 former members of Saddam Hussein’s Baath party before the agency issues final results next week from the Dec. 15 parliamentary elections. Many Iraqis, particularly from the long oppressed Shiite Muslim majority and Kurdish communities, want to keep ex-Baathists out of the new government. Sunni Arabs, the backbone of Iraq’s insurgency, sees that as an attempt to deny their minority a role in politics.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger received 15 stitches in his lip Sunday after a traffic collision near his Los Angeles home, his spokeswoman said. Schwarzenegger was riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle with his son Patrick, 12, when another driver backed into the street shortly after 3 p.m., spokeswoman Margita Thompson said in a statement. “The governor was unable to avoid the vehicle in his path and collided with it at a low speed,” she said. Schwarzenegger and his son, a passenger in the motorcycle’s sidecar, were released from St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica after being treated for cuts and bruises, Thompson said. The two, both of whom were wearing helmets at the time, were recovering at home Sunday night. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson The other driver was uninjured. The governor was expected to keep his appointments today. No further details were immediately available. – Daily News 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Investors in National Investment were led to believe that their money was being put in mostly stocks and initial public offerings for high-tech stocks and Internet companies. Part of the money was used to pay old investors, as in other Ponzi schemes. Money was also used to pay salaries and other expenses at National Investment and to invest in certain securities about which investors were never told. “He did not personally enrich himself,” John Yzurdiaga, Gharakhanian’s attorney, said after the court hearing. Gharakhanian, who is free on $100,000 bond, had a small staff, none of whom were charged in the case. He also told investors about an individual named Bika Balian, who he said was overseeing finances, but Balian did not exist, Wilner said. Most of the investors were from the San Fernando Valley, including many Armenian-Americans from Glendale. The scheme could have netted as much as $10 million. A Van Nuys man pleaded guilty Wednesday to defrauding dozens of investors of at least $2.5 million under a plea bargain reached with federal prosecutors. Melkon Gharakhanian, 44, also known as Mike Garian, pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud. He faces up to five years in prison, but prosecutors will seek three years when he is sentenced on May 1. Prosecutors say they will drop seven additional charges as part of the plea deal. Authorities said Gharakhanian failed to tell investors he had filed for personal bankruptcy before establishing National Investment Enterprises Inc. The Glendale company defrauded more than 40 victims between 1999 and 2001 in what prosecutors say was a classic Ponzi scheme – using money from new investors to pay earlier investors. “To the extent the money was misused, it was not necessarily put in his pocket. However, there’s no doubt that Mr. Gharakhanian lived a very comfortable lifestyle,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Wilner said outside the courtroom at U.S. District Court in downtown Los Angeles. In 2004, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission secured a $2.6 million judgment against Gharakhanian, but he has been unable to pay it. Gharakhanian is Canadian and could eventually be deported as a result of his conviction. Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Justice and Bing will hold a news conference at USC today to officially announce their decision. Justice is projected by the NFL as going anywhere from 10th to 20th in the first round; Matua never sought an NFL evaluation. According to sources, a factor in Bing’s decision was the fear that he would get injured if he played next season. Bing was advised by Carroll’s friend, NFL analyst Pat Kirwan, that only one safety usually gets selected in the first round, but ultimately it did not sway him to remain in school. A highly touted high school player, Bing got USC athletic director Mike Garrett to unretire his No. 20 jersey. Bing was inconsistent during his three seasons but recorded 41 tackles and intercepted four passes this season while being named an Associated Press All-American. Technically, players have until Wednesday to change their mind, when the NFL officially announces which underclassmen made themselves available for the draft. Packers want Ruel: USC offensive line coach Pat Ruel was contacted by new Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy about joining the staff, but Ruel said he planned to remain at USC. Earlier in the week, tailbacks LenDale White and Reggie Bush also turned pro. Of the six juniors who considered turning pro, only wide receiver Steve Smith elected to return for his senior season. It’s a blow to USC coach Pete Carroll, who held a seminar for underclassmen last month in an effort to keep players from leaving early. “I’m going to take the same advice I gave the players who wanted to turn pro,” Ruel said. “I’m going to maximize my potential and stay at USC.” Ruel worked in Green Bay for two seasons (2001-2002), when new offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski was the tight ends coach. “The NFL is always entertaining to me, but when you think about the great players and the great guy I work for, you don’t go,” Ruel said. “There’s always people I know that would like me to come back, but I’m happy at USC. I want to put people in the NFL; I just don’t want them to leave early.” Ruel did not rule out the possibility of ever returning to the NFL, but said this was not the right time. Meanwhile, USC quarterback Matt Leinart hired Leigh Steinberg to be his agent. Scott Wolf, (818) 713-3607 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! As expected, USC safety Darnell Bing announced Sunday he would make himself available for the NFL Draft. Bing, who is projected by the NFL to be a second- or third-round draft pick, was the final Trojan to make his decision. As previously reported, offensive tackle Winston Justice submitted his paperwork to the NFL on Friday, and offensive guard Fred Matua announced Saturday he would turn pro.
Donegal’s Local Enterprise Office is encouraging local businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs to take time out of their busy schedules to participate in Donegal Business Week.Running from Monday, 7th to Friday, 11th March, Donegal Business Week has something for everyone doing business in Donegal, from those thinking of starting a business in the county, to start-ups, growing SMEs and established businesses.This week-long series of talks, seminars and workshops showcases the wide range of supports available to Donegal’s small business community. A number of key speakers will visit the county to participate in the event, including Padraig O’Ceidigh, the Connemara man synonymous with Aer Arann, Alastair Dobson from A Taste of Arran in Scotland and multi-award winning marketing speaker, Geoff Ramm. On Tuesday, 8th March, the ‘Looking After Your Money’ workshop takes place in the LEO office, Ballyraine, Letterkenny. Pictured are Mary Farrell, Tax Advice Services, Joe Coyle, Joe Coyle Financial Consultants and Joseph Doherty, Simply Inish, who will host the workshop. Also pictured are Cllr Ciaran Brogan, Cathaoirleach Donegal County Council, Michael Tunney, Head of Enterprise, Donegal LEO, Seamus Neely, Chief Executive of Donegal County Council and Liam Ward, Director of Services, Donegal County Council.Raising finance for business is one of the main focuses of Donegal Business Week. On Tuesday, 8th March, a series of presentations from organisations and agencies that help raise finance for businesses will take place in An Grianan Hotel, Burt. Guest speakers include Michael Johnson, CEO of Micro Finance Ireland. Under his leadership, MFI has grown from lending €2 million a year in 2013 to almost €6 million in 2015. This lending, primarily delivered in partnership with Local Enterprise Offices, is now supporting 1,900 jobs.Other speakers include Ian Brannigan of The Western Development Commission and Aidan Gough of IntertradeIreland. This event also gives attendees the opportunity to have a one-to-one appointment with a key advisor. Registration is at 8.30am and the event runs until 12.30pmDonegal Business Week will focus on ‘Wellness at Work, with advice for businesses on ways to foster a healthier and happier workplace. Check out the full range of events and register now at www.localenterprise.ie/donegalThursday 10th March focuses on ‘Wellness at Work’ and takes place in Kees Hotel, Stranorlar. Guest speakers include nutritionist Paula Mee, fitness expert Pat Divilly, Declan Thomas, IBEC, Leeanne Mimnagh, Pramerica and David O’Neill, co-founder of Uppiddee, a software solution for improving wellbeing in businesses, colleges and professional sports’ teams. Registration is at 9.00am and the event runs until 12.45pmEncouraging businesses to get involved, Ursula Donnelly of Donegal’s LEO said: “Donegal Business Week is a great opportunity for Donegal businesses, or those considering setting up a business, to learn from, listen to and network with leaders in their field. This year’s event covers a wide range of topics, from mentoring and training to advice on encouraging wellness in the workplace and raising finance for your business. We’ve already had a great response from the local business community and I would encourage anyone considering attending to check out the range of events on offer and book in advance, as places are filling up fast.’Image Three and Caption ‘Making Donegal Famous For Food’ takes place on Wednesday, 9th March, in The Donegal Brewing Co., Dicey Reilly’s, Ballyshannon, from 10.30am – 1.30pm Pictured are Eve–Anne McCarron, The Food Coast, (Donegal’s Good Food Initiative),Richard Finney, The Counter, Martin Hernandez, Sage Restaurant, Liam Ward, Director of Services, Donegal County Council and Linda McClean, Mallow Mia.Taking place on Thursday, 10th March, Connecting Your Creative Talent is an interactive workshop designed to help participants share experiences and learn from other creative businesses, as well as offering advice on the latest supports available under the EU project – My Creative Edge. The workshop will be followed by the launch of the Creative Coast Network and the new Creative Business Development and Investment Programme. Guest speakers include Jonathan Ball, Glass and Metal Artist, Javier Burón Garcia, Director of Limerick Fab Lab, Gary Reddin, Illustrator and Designer and Pauline White, Policy Analyst Western Development Commission. The event takes place at the Centre Building, Justice Walsh Road, Letterkenny, (beside the Scally Practice and HSE Outpatients). Registration is at 2.00pm and the event runs until 5.00pm.Donegal Business Week culminates with the 20th Donegal Business Awards, which take place on Friday, 11th March at 12.30pm in the Villa Rose Hotel, Ballybofey. This event is open to the public and guest speaker is serial entrepreneur, Padraig O’Ceidigh.Places at the week’s events are strictly limited, so check out the range of events and register now at www.localenterprise.ie/donegal or contact LEO on 074 91 60735.DISCOVER WHAT’S POSSIBLE FOR YOUR BUSINESS DURING DONEGAL BUSINESS WEEK was last modified: March 2nd, 2016 by StephenShare 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) Tags:Donegal Business Week
BUSINESS: A massive Donegal business unit which used to employ up to 900 people at its peak – has been sold for over €2million. Unifi closed in 2004 – with the loss of over 300 jobs at the time.However, following the sale of the large commercial unit, there is optimism that investment could be made in the area which would lead to job creation. Selling agent Brendan McGlynn and Associates Limited, Letterkenny, along with Savills, Belfast confirmed that the old Unifi premises was bought for over €2million by a private investor.Unifi’s employees were split between the two different plants – “Plant 1” – was demolished following the closure of the company in Donegal – and the newer “Plant 2” has been vacant for several years.Approximately 50 acres of commercially zoned sites – which can be used for various purposes (such as car showrooms, retail warehousing, industrial warehousing or medical park development) – were put on the market originally.Donegal business unit sold for €2million was last modified: September 30th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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) Tags:BusinessdonegalinvestmentjobsnewspropertyUnit€2m
The popular Warehouse Bar + Kitchen in Letterkenny are currently recruiting for Experienced Bar Staff and Food & Beverage Assistants to join their team:Join our team at Warehouse Bar, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. You will be part of a dynamic work force, and a company that is constantly growing and expanding worldwide. Our key focus is fantastic food and drinks as well as sport, live music and entertainment.Now hiring: Experienced Bar Staff and Food & Beverage Assistants Key Responsibilities of these roles are:Excellent customer service skillsPrevious F&B experience is required (1 year preferably)Must be knowledgeable of food & drinks service standardsCleanliness level must be maintained to a high standardMust be willing to willing to work variable hoursThe ideal candidate for these positions:Must have a professional and friendly approachMust be focused on providing excellent customer serviceMust be team player and have the ability to multi task.Must have excellent attention to detail as well as good communicationMust have excellent time keeping skillsGood level of spoken English is requiredIf you are interested in joining our team and have the relevant experience for these roles, we would like to hear from you, please forward your CV stating what position you are interested in to email@example.com Warehouse Bar + Kitchen LetterkennyJob Vacancies: Warehouse Bar + Kitchen announce team expansion was last modified: July 26th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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) Tags:bar workjobsletterkenny jobsrecruitmentrestaurant jobswarehouse bar + kitchen
A leading Donegal shop is seeking a full-time deli chef/cook to work in their busy outlet.Daly’s Mace XL of Lifford is looking for the right candidate to fill this full-time role immediately.The ideal candidate should be able to * Prepare and cook fresh food daily* Have a knowledge of HACCP* They must be reliable and punctual* Previous experience is essential * They must be a team playerIf you think you suit this role then please apply by email to firstname.lastname@example.orgJob Vacancy: Leading store requires deli chef/cook was last modified: May 31st, 2019 by StephenShare 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) Tags:dalys xldeli cookjobLiffordVacancy
WE WILL BE showing all your pictures from St Patrick’s Day later this evening and throughout tomorrow. Keep sending them in to email@example.com.We will try to put as many onto donegaldaily over the weekend as we can. ST PATRICK’S DAY IN PICTURES 1 was last modified: March 17th, 2011 by gregShare 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)