MORE THAN 1,000 PEOPLE SIGN PETITION TO SAVE DUNGLOE LIBRARY

first_imgA petition to Donegal County Council and to the County Librarian, with over 1,000 signatures, has been collected in The Rosses area to save Dungloe Library. Petitioners want cuts to staffing levels and opening hours to be reversed.They are also calling for the library to remain in its current location at Ionad Teampaill Chróine. Councillors in the Glenties Municipal District were presented with a copy of the petition at their inaugural meeting in Dungloe this week.The petition has also been sent to Eileen Burgess, County Librarian and to Seamus Neely, County Manager at Donegal Co Council, and Michael O’hEanaigh, Director of Community, Culture and Planning at Donegal County Council.A spokesman said people in The Rosses are upset about the recent cut to the library’s opening times and the threat to move the library from its current location in Ionad Teampaill Chróine to the Public Services Building in Dungloe.“The recent decision to close the library on Saturdays has been a major blow to Dungloe. Many people from the surrounding areas came to Dungloe to shop on Saturdays, and to use the library. Without the library they may choose to shop elsewhere, with access to a library. “The one late night opening was very useful to many people who are at work or college during the day. Students in the area who have just completed their junior and leaving certificates hugely missed the lack of a library facility on any evening and on Saturdays in Dungloe,” said the spokesman.Since the departure of one member of staff in April, the library must now close when the current sole staff member is not there – at lunchtimes but also during annual or sick leave.“A town library having to close because of staff leave is not acceptable,” added the spokesman.The library is an anchor tenant in the Ionad Teampall Chroine building and a move to the Public Services Building in Dungloe would have a negative impact on Dungloe – a town which is struggling to survive.The Ionad hosts various functions that are enhanced by the library’s presence in the building, for eg, the annual cultural and literary Peadar O’Donnell weekend. The Ionad is a focus for arts and heritage and an integral part of the town. The building, which was the old chapel in Dungloe, was renovated some years ago at a considerable cost and community effort and houses the library, a café, tourist information desk as well as a centre which runs classes and hosts arts events.“The people of the Rosses are calling on Donegal County Council to employ another member of staff to enable the library to continue to serve the public well and for the well being of the town.“The county council need to push for an exemption to the recruitment embargo for libraries in the county. We can’t be without a library service just because staff retire or leave,” added the spokesman.MORE THAN 1,000 PEOPLE SIGN PETITION TO SAVE DUNGLOE LIBRARY was last modified: June 19th, 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:donegalDungloe librarypetitionsavelast_img read more

Del Norte drops Lower Lake to advance to NCS semifinals

first_imgCrescent City >> Allison Douglas retired the first 13 batters she faced and allowed just two hits in a complete-game effort as the No. 2 seed Del Norte Warriors defeated the No. 7 seed Lower Lake Trojans 7-2 in the quarterfinal round of the North Coast Section Division IV playoffs Friday at Del Norte High School.Douglas kept the Trojans off balance all afternoon, utilizing a variety of pitches and changing eye levels. The Trojans saw just two balls leave the infield until the fifth, both of …last_img

Googles rumored Pixel 3A dons a purple hue in new leak

first_img Phones See It Now playing: Watch this: On Friday, Blass also tweeted an image of the rumored phone in a (very) light purple color. The side button on the purple phone appears to be yellow, while the earlier image of the phone had an orange button. 15 Pixel 3 features you should use right now See it Tags That phone, possibly also known as the Pixel 3 Lite, is rumored to include some of the same features as the current Pixel 3 but at a lower price. The Pixel 3 phones on store shelves today have received acclaim for their top-notch cameras and innovative features — but they’re expensive. The Pixel 3 starts at $799 (£739, AU$1,199), and the larger XL model starts at $899 (£869, AU$1,349). Blass’s photo follows a series of earlier leaks about the Pixel 3A, aka Pixel 3 Lite. In November 2018, the Russian blog Rozetked posted photos of a device that looked similar to the Pixel 3 but with larger bezels and a headphone jack, which neither the Pixel 3 nor 3 XL have. Adding to the mystery, the phone was pictured with a C-shaped logo on the back.  Google didn’t respond immediately to a request for comment. 6:32 Images of what’s purported to be a new Google phone: the Pixel 3A or Pixel 3 Lite.   AndroidHeadlines Editors’ Note, May 7, 2019: CNET’s Google Pixel 3A and Pixel 3A XL reviews are here. Read more about both phones and why Google decided to release these budget handsets. We expect to see the official fourth-generation Google flagship phone in the fall — probably October. But new photos continue to pop up showing another new Pixel phone that may preempt the Pixel 4, according to rumors. Leaker Evan Blass on Wednesday tweeted an image of a phone he says is the Google Pixel 3A. The same photo was also posted on Slashleaks, with the caption “Google Pixel 3A press render leaked.” Neither Blass nor Slashleaks posted any further details.  The date shown on the phone, however, is May 7 — the very day Google’s I/O conference is set to kick off. Sprint Mentioned Above Google Pixel 3 XL (64GB, just black) In purple. pic.twitter.com/hgcC1V7zxK— Evan Blass (@evleaks) April 26, 2019 Best Buy $929 Post a comment $929center_img See It Verizon Wireless $919 $949 See It CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 17 Photos Google Pixel 3 XL Review • Pixel 3 XL review: Everything we love about the Pixel 3 on a bigger screen New budget Pixels coming May 7? 0 Google Pixel 3a pic.twitter.com/WFb1bfvlK9— Evan Blass (@evleaks) April 24, 2019 Originally published April 24. Update, April 26: Adds image of rumored Pixel 3a in purple. Share your voice Android Pie Googlelast_img read more