Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Woman found dead in Killygordon named locally as Jasmine McMonagle WhatsApp Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Twitter By News Highland – January 4, 2019 Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday January 4thNext articleMan remains in custody following death of woman in Killygordon News Highland Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook The woman whose body was found at Forest Park Killygordon this morning has been named locally as Jasmine McMonagle.The 27 year old mother of two was originally from Castlefin.Her body has been removed to Letterkenny University Hospital where a post mortem examination is being carried out by Deputy State Pathologist Dr Linda Mulligan.A man in his 20s, arrested under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act remains in custody at Letterkenny Garda Station. Pinterest
Share via Shortlink Covid-19 has also widened the gap in average rent prices between college and noncollege ZIP codes, according to the report, a trend that has troubled landlords with properties geared to student housing. Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink In May, average rent amounts in college ZIP codes were $19 lower a month than in noncollege ZIP codes, according to Zillow. By August, the gap had widened to $63 per month. The Zillow report notes that it’s possible the gap will widen even further as leases signed in 2019 expire over the next four months and are not renewed.In February, before the coronavirus outbreak took hold, average rents in college ZIP codes were 4.6 percent higher than in February 2019, the report found.The underperformance of student housing is likely to have ripple effects across the commercial real estate world, industry pros have said.Student housing landlords often turn to commercial mortgage-backed securities loans to finance their acquisitions, construction and property operations. CMBS loans often offer lower rates and allow higher loan-to-value ratios than traditional commercial mortgages. They’re also typically riskier for borrowers because they include agreements with bondholders that make restructuring the loans more difficult.Delinquency rates for loans backing student housing have exceeded multifamily delinquency rates for the last five four years. Still, the difference in loan performance between the two asset classes has never been more pronounced than now, according to a recent Trepp report.The share of student housing-backed mortgages whose borrowers were at least 30 days past due on payments reached an all-time high of 13.7 percent in July. The delinquency rate for multifamily-backed debt was only 2.2 percent in the same month. The drop in revenue flowing from student housing may lead public universities and private colleges without major endowments to sell off assets, sources told The Real Deal last week. Rents in ZIP codes where college students make up at least 20 percent of the population dipped half a percent in August (iStock)Numerous colleges nationwide began the fall semester by shifting to online classes only, which could precipitate a wave of distress for an asset class once considered to be recession proof: student housing.Rents in ZIP codes where college students make up at least 20 percent of the population dipped half a percent in August, compared to the same time last year, a Zillow study found. While that may seem unremarkable considering the U.S. just endured its worst GDP contraction on record, rent prices in noncollege ZIP codes rose 2.6 percent in August, year-over-year.(Click to enlarge) TagsCoronavirusstudent housingTRD Insights
She added that bilateral agreements to boost cooperation on anti-trust issues were more likely to succeed in the short term than efforts to increase the World Trade Organisation’s influence: a move supported by Van Miert.“It’s my impression that the idea that the WTO should be the competent authority is not shared by the US,” she said. “The idea would be fraught with problems. It would pit countries that bust cartels against ones which actively encourage them. It is just not ready. We want to see improvements in the next two or three years, not when the Messiah comes.” “In the future, if we have a case against companies in the US, we can ask the US to investigate the issue for us. At the same time, the Americans can also ask us to investigate cases for them,” he said. “It also means we can take coordinated action when we both have an interest.”This aspect of the deal will herald the possibility of concerted anti-trust probes. They could include the famous ‘dawn raids’ which cartel offices carry out on unwary companies in order to obtain information about anti-competitive behaviour.However, officials emphasise that the deal will not cover merger investigations such as those involving British Airways and American Airlines.Top US trade sources welcomed the move to increase cooperation between competition authorities.Paula Stern, an economist in charge of a special White House committee looking at international competition cooperation, said the accord was a “very important step”.Stern, who also advises the Transatlantic Business Dialogue between EU and US business leaders, said the deal would help to end the delays which result from lack of cooperation on competition issues, and was “very much in line with the TABD’s line of thinking”. Diplomatic sources say the two trading powers are poised to sign a ground-breaking ‘positive comity’ agreement, thrashed out in principle last year, to boost cooperation in anti-trust probes into firms in each other’s market-places.Under the deal, one set of anti-trust officials either in the EU or US will be allowed to defer or suspend its own enforcement activities, giving the lead to its counterpart on the other side of the Atlantic.This will happen when anti-competitive behaviour by firms based in the US affects consumers and other firms in the EU market and vice versa, explained a spokesman for Competition Commissioner Karel van Miert.
DENVER, Colo. – Schrader International has announced the addition of Frank Frederick as vice president of sales and marketing for the North American aftermarket. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. “I’m enthused and energized to become a member of the Schrader team and continue their brand leadership for TPMS in the aftermarket space,” said Frederick. “I’m excited to bring the devotion Schrader has shown to cutting-edge technology, education and training initiatives with our retail and distributor partners in an effort to help aftermarket service providers supply the best solutions for their customers and the consumer.” Most recently, Frederick led the North American Light Duty aftermarket sales team for Remy International Inc. Past experiences also include sales leadership roles at Walker Products Inc., ROL Manufacturing of America and Allparts Inc. DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. In this position, Frederick will be responsible for sales leadership, business growth, training and sales initiatives within the aftermarket sector. This includes promotion of Schrader’s market-leading innovations such as EZ-sensor, the industry’s first patented and programmable TPMS replacement sensor covering more than 90 percent of TPMS-equipped vehicles. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement “We are truly excited about having Frank join the Schrader team,” said Hugh Charvat, president and CEO of Schrader. “With more than 25 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket, Frank’s sales experience, leadership skills, reputation, knowledge of the industry and his enthusiasm will be valuable to our continuing success in North America.”
UK Country singer/songwriter Vic Allen will release fan favourite track I Can on Friday 12th June 2020.I Can was produced by Sue McMillan. Talking about the writing process for the track Vic reveals:“I wrote this song literally minutes after my last relationship ended. We were long distance, and so broke up via a very emotional phone call. When we hung up, this song just poured out of me. It’s everything I wanted to say and is definitely my favourite thing I’ve ever written”.The track follows the release of Vic’s latest EP Enough, which debuted in October 2019. She celebrated the release of that with a headline show at The Green Note in London.Vic is originally from Norwich but she currently lives in London. She was inspired to learn guitar after listening to John Mayer and she penned her first song after a trip to the US where she discovered Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift.Vic recently returned from a trip to Nashville, where she performed at the Song Suffragettes 6th Anniversary show and appeared on Radio Disney Country. She will be joining the Song Suffragettes on their UK tour, which was originally due to take place in April 2020 but will be rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 10: Kevin Durant (L) #35 and DeMarcus Cousins #0 of the Golden State Warriors share a laugh as they sit on a baseline during their preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers at T-Mobile Arena on October 10, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Lakers defeated the Warriors 123-113. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)Nik Stauskas spent just one season in Sacramento, Calif., but it was a pretty entertaining one. There was the creation of his own hot sauce, “Sauce Castillo,” the “popcorning” of his apartment, the bet he made with Draymond Green, and a lot more. The former Michigan star is off to Philadelphia, as part of a trade the Kings made to open up some cap space. DeMarcus Cousins, the Kings’ best player, shared (and later deleted) the text conversation he had with Stauskas after the trade was made public. It’s a pretty cool insight into the life of an NBA player. We’re not sure why Cousins opted to delete the Instagram post, but it’s nice to see the Kings’ big man wish his former teammate well in Philadelphia.
DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Dawson Creek Fire Department had a busy Sunday night after a fire erupted at a home north of the Mile Zero City.Deputy Fire Chief Bob Fulton said that firefighters were called out to a fire at a house on the 217 Road north of the Hillside Garden Centre between the 210 and 212 Roads at around 11:00 p.m. Sunday.He said that the fire erupted in the area of the home’s attic, and quickly spread to consume most of the home’s roof structure. The home’s ten occupants were all able to escape the blaze uninjured but needed to find alternative accommodations due to the fire.Fulton explained that firefighters initially tried to attack the fire from the inside, but needed to pull back and fight the fire from the outside due to the danger posed by the fire.He said that the home’s roof was practically gone, while some structural damage occurred in the home’s living room. The rest of the house also suffered extensive water damage and damage from the burned roof materials falling onto the upper floor.At this point, it’s not known what the cost of the damage is since the fire department is still liaising with the insurance.The cause of the fire has also not been determined, but Fulton said that the fire is not currently deemed suspicious.
CALGARY, AB – The contract for engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction (EPC) for the Pipestone Processing Facility in Alberta was awarded by Encana to WorleyParsons.WorleyParsonsCord will provide EPC services for the Pipestone Processing Facility, a 200 MMcf/day sour, shallow-cut gas plant with acid gas injection and 24,000 bbls/day of raw condensate processing capability.This contract award follows the completion of several recent projects by WorleyParsonsCord for Encana, including fabrication and construction of the Tower Gas Plant, the Saturn Gas Plant and the North Central Liquids Hub. “We are pleased to be awarded this contract by Encana and look forward to continuing our relationship and delivering this important project,” said Andrew Wood, Chief Executive Officer of WorleyParsons.Keyera Partnership, a subsidiary of Keyera Corp, will own the Pipestone Processing Facility and provide processing services to Encana once the facility is complete.
New Delhi: Karnataka’s Ujwal Naidu pipped seasoned Ashish Kumar in the Floor event to grab a berth in the Indian men’s team while Yogeshwar Singh of SSCB emerged on top in Vault during the selection trials for the artistic Gymnastics World Cup in Doha. Five gymnasts appeared for the trials, conducted by the Sports Authority at the IG Stadium. The trials were for only two apparatus: Floor and Vault. “Ujwal Naidu of Karnataka emerged as the top gymnast on Floor while Yogeshwar Singh of SSCB emerged as top gymnast on Vault,” Riyaz Bhati, Vice President, Gymnastic Federation of India, said. Interestingly, the GFI had sent the entries of Ashish Kumar and Yogeshwar Singh for their respective event after they showed interest in competing but later SAI decide to hold trials for the two slots.
Ohio State traveled to Gainesville, Fla., two weeks ago to play the then-No. 9-ranked Florida Gators. In what remains the only true test for the Buckeyes so far this year, OSU cruised to an 18-point victory on the shoulders of center Jared Sullinger’s second double-double in as many games. Since that game, however, things haven’t been quite as easy for the freshman. Although the Buckeyes won each of their last three games handily, Sullinger has scored no more than 12 points and has failed to reach double digits in rebounds since his 26-point, 10-rebound performance at Florida. Tonight, he will again have the chance to prove himself on a national stage when the Buckeyes return to Florida, this time to Tallahassee, to play Florida State as a part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Sullinger said perhaps he wasn’t quite as motivated as he needed to be against the Buckeyes’ lesser opponents and knows it’s something he’ll need to fix. But more than anything, Sullinger said, teams have been more prepared for him in recent games. “Sometimes, as a freshman, you walk out there and you think, ‘I’m just going to do the same thing I did last game,’” Sullinger said. “Coach (Thad) Matta told me, ‘The first couple games, you’re going to get what you want and later down the season, it’s going to be tough.’ I see what he means now.” Matta, who has extensive experience with talented freshmen in his five years at OSU, knows better than anybody that playing at the collegiate level can take some getting used to. The difference in the amount of effort needed in the high school and college game, he said, is something most freshmen take a while to get adjusted to. But as Matta said, both he and Sullinger know it’s all part of the process. “I think that there is a learning curve there,” Matta said. “I think that there are certain times in high school where you can show up and be 60 or 70 percent and still get 20 points, eight rebounds and a couple of steals. But now everybody is on scholarship, everybody wants to win and everybody is a little bit more athletic.” That is not to say, however, that Sullinger has been a disappointment. He leads the team with more than eight rebounds per game and is second with just more than 15 points per contest. It has been the lack of consistency early in the season that has hampered Sullinger. It’s something Matta said can only improve with time. “You can’t create experience. They’ve got to get it,” Matta said. “Sometimes you have to stumble, fall and learn from it.” Much like two weeks ago against Florida, several freshmen are expected to play in tonight’s game and will have to play well if the Buckeyes hope to win. Along with Sullinger, fellow freshmen Deshaun Thomas and Aaron Craft will likely see plenty of playing time tonight against the Seminoles. Though they might be inexperienced, Sullinger said he and his teammates know what to expect. “The crowd is going to be loud and they’re going to say some negative things toward you and toward your family. But you just have to let that go in one ear and out the other,” Sullinger said. “They paid for their seats and they’re going to say what they’re going to say and try and get you out of your game. You just have to play through it.” Tonight’s game against the Seminoles, which Matta referred to as a “Big Ten-type game,” will give the young Buckeyes much-needed experience. Though FSU has lost some of its better players from last year’s team that the Buckeyes beat by 13 points in Columbus in November, they do return Preseason All-ACC forward Chris Singleton. Singleton, a junior, averages more than 15 points a game and is the biggest contributor to what Matta called a “high-powered” FSU offense. Stopping Singleton, or at least slowing him down, will potentially be the job of senior David Lighty, the Buckeyes’ best defender. Now in his fifth year in the program, Lighty has quietly played perhaps the best basketball of his career. “He’s one of my all-time favorites because of how he practices and the dedication he’s given to the program,” Matta said. “Watching him play at the level he’s played at thus far is very exciting to me.” Known for his prowess on the defensive end, Lighty has rarely been one to control the game on the offensive end. But when the team needs him, he has been dependable. This season has been no exception. With the freshmen and even some of the veterans struggling at times, Lighty has been forced to take a more active role on the offensive end to give the Buckeyes a spark. Take last Friday’s game against Miami (Ohio), for example. After a sluggish start, the Buckeyes led by just five points in the second half. Lighty then took a more aggressive approach on offense, and OSU pulled away with a 21-point win. Lighty finished with 21 points to lead all scorers and made all four of his 3-point attempts. “I’m just going out and playing, sticking to the system, reading defenses and trying to attack as much as possible,” Lighty said. “I pretty much do anything or everything, so if it’s get a defensive stop, that’s what I’m going to do. If it’s to score at the time, then that’s what we’re trying to do. “I’m just out there playing the game like I’ve been doing.” Whether it’s Lighty, Sullinger or another Buckeye handling the bulk of the scoring, Matta just hopes someone will step up. “We’ve played five games and we’ve had four different leading scorers,” he said. “I don’t know who it’ll be (tonight), but hopefully he’s got a lot.”