ELECTION 2014: WATSON QUESTIONS IF PEOPLE WITH BAD WATER QUALITY SHOULD PAY NEW CHARGE

first_imgLocal election candidate John Watson questions whether people receiving a bad quality water service should be liable to pay the new water charges.The Fianna Fail candidate says he is totally against these water charges, but like most people he must accept they are here for the foreseeable future.“I have visited many homes over the past six weeks where I have found the water quality to below an acceptable standard. In some instances the water is discoloured, in other cases the water smells and in a lot of cases I found the water is causing major damage to domestic appliances. “Homes connected to the borehole supply from Rockhill outside Letterkenny are especially effected. Most homeowners on this supply will not drink the water, with many buying bottled water for drinking,” he revealed.In one case he visited the home of a woman in the Lismonaghan area of the town, she informed him that she had the water tested and was told it was not fit for consumption.This women has since spent €2000 on a new filter system for her home.“How is it fair to now ask this women to pay €240 per year in water charges,” asked Mr Watson. At another home he was poured a glass of water, there appeared to be an oily film floating on top of the water.“I was shown kettles that has been destroyed by this oily substance.“I have spoken to a local solicitor who informed me that there may be a case for not paying the water charges if the supply is not up to standard.“Under consumer protection legislation goods must be up to merchantable quality and fit for purpose if you are to pay for them.“I believe the water from the borehole supply and is substandard and not fit for purpose. I say that people should not be charged until the supply is brought up to a decent standard. “If elected on this Friday I will take this fight to Irish Water on behalf of all residents who are not receiving a top quality water supply.”ELECTION 2014: WATSON QUESTIONS IF PEOPLE WITH BAD WATER QUALITY SHOULD PAY NEW CHARGE was last modified: May 21st, 2014 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:donegalelectionJOhn Watsonwater chargeslast_img read more

Fortuna claims AIBT championship, and it wasn’t close

first_imgDrew Gillette scored a game-high 35 points and was named tournament Most Valuable Player after leading the Fortuna Huskies to a 74-62 victory over Piner in the championship round of the 51st Arcata Invitational Basketball Tournament, Saturday night at Arcata high.The Huskies (8-0) thoroughly dominated the tournament, winning by an average of 17 points over their three games.After falling behind 5-0 to Piner (9-1) Fortuna went on a 22-7 run to finish the frame behind 13 first quarter points …last_img

No white flag in sight: Beede takes turn in spotlight, leads Giants to another series win

first_imgMILWAUKEE — After being swept at Coors Field last September, the Giants arrived at Miller Park in Milwaukee near the end of the 2018 season as an exhausted, depleted and overmatched bunch.The club had lost Buster Posey, Johnny Cueto and Pablo Sandoval to season-ending injuries and had recently traded Andrew McCutchen in a deal that signaled an unofficial waving of a white flag.The only flag the 2019 Giants have seen in the past few weeks is a green one that’s giving them the go-ahead to climb …last_img

Announcing the July Featured Geocacher of the Month

first_img SharePrint RelatedAugust Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsAugust 16, 2012In “Community”July Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsJuly 20, 2012In “Community”Featured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community” The July featured Geocacher of the Month took matters regarding Trackables in his own hands, spiced things up, and brought a community closer together.July Featured Geocacher of the Month, De WijngemachtigdeCongratulations to De Wijngemachtigde for being named July’s Featured Geocacher of the Month!Guus, a.k.a. De Wijngemachtigde, is recognized for encouraging a record number of geocachers across the Netherlands to participate in Geocoin races.His creative approach to get the community to put their Trackables in circulation, instead of keeping them at home, allowed the coins to travel across all 415 municipalities of the Netherlands.As one geocacher put it, “Not only has he [De Wijngemachtigde] put and continues to put a lot of effort in the Dutch Geocoin race, he also frequently gives away Geocoins to other cachers through quizzes and sweepstakes. These initiatives really create a very positive vibe for geocaching in the Netherlands and beyond!”De Wijngemachtigde will receive a collector’s edition Featured Geocacher of the Month Geocoin, along with a Geocacher of the Month hat and certificate acknowledging his contributions signed by two of the founders of Geocaching.com.Featured Geocacher of the Month IconThank you to the fellow July nominees and all those who supported them. The nominees not chosen as featured Geocacher of the Month will receive a gift of appreciation from Groundspeak. See a list of all the featured Geocachers of the Month here.The geocaching community is encouraged to re-nominate those who have yet to be honored as featured Geocacher of the Month.If you know an outstanding geocacher who should be considered for the honor, send an email to [email protected] Every nomination must meet the following requirements: Please include your name, the name of your nominee, their username, at least one picture of the nominee and description (in 500 or fewer words) explaining why he or she deserves to be the Geocacher of the Month. Please inform your nominee that you’ve submitted them for the award. Nominations for the August featured Geocacher of the Month must be received by the end of the day on Friday, August 10th.Once we have received all of the nominations, we will choose the top candidates and post them on the Latitude 47 blog. You will then get a chance to champion your favorite. Our goal is to involve the entire geocaching community in this process so we might learn from each other.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

QuickReader iPhone App Teaches You How to Read Faster

first_imgRelated Posts frederic lardinois A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Who doesn’t want to read faster? Sadly, if you do a Google search for “speed reading,” a lot of the sites that come up either try to sell you very expensive software or feel like a scam. Currently, however, Apple is featuring QuickReader in its iTunes store, which brings a much-needed breath of fresh air to the world of speed reading apps. At its core, QuickReader is a fully featured e-reader app with a connection to Feedbooks, but the app is also a great tool for learning to increase your reading speed.While there are already quite a few speed reading apps for the iPhone, most of them tend to offer a very limited number of books (or expect you to copy and paste text from other sites) and often only flash word at you instead of helping you to read regular books and articles faster. QuickReader’s approach is different. Instead of flashing words at you at a set speed – which can quickly become very tiring – the app displays a whole page of text and then gives you visual guidance that drives you to read faster (the app supports speeds up to 4000 words per minute) and avoid excessive subvocalization. Tags:#E-Books#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Besides the basic e-reader features (change font, font size, page and text color), QuickReader also allows you to test your current reading speed and share your accomplishments on Twitter and Facebook.Getting BooksQuickReader allows you to download books from Feedbooks.com and thanks to its support for the increasingly popular OPDS e-books catalog standard, you can also add books from a number of other vendors as well. You can also copy and paste text from other iPhone apps. Sadly, thanks to the DRM-issues that are still plaguing the e-book world, you can’t use the app to read books from vendors like Amazon or Barnes & Noble.PricingQuickReader comes in a free edition with just a few books and without the ability to download more, as well as in a number of paid editions for $5.99, including three international editions that come pre-loaded with books in German, French or Spanish.iPad Version Coming SoonAs Patrick Thompson, the app’s developer, told us last week, he is also working on an iPad version of the app, which should be available later this summer. He also plans to make it easier for users to import DRM-free ePub texts.last_img read more