OCEAN FM RAN UP HUGE LOSSES AFTER TAKING OVER FROM US – COAST FM

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OCEAN FM RAN UP HUGE LOSSES AFTER TAKING OVER FROM US – COAST FM

first_imgTHE company which once ran Ireland’s most successful radio station says it can make it a profitable franchise once again.Coast FM, owned by Mid-West Radio and who once had the franchise to cover south Donegal as North West Radio, has taken part in its latest bid to unseat Ocean FM from the radio dial.Both stations made pitches at a public hearing in Sligo yesterday. Former Donegal footballer Martin McHugh is among those backing the Coast FM bid.In its submission Coast FM said it had turned had profits of €970,000 during its 14 years as the franchise provider.However since Ocean FM won the franchise in controversial circumstances a decade ago, it has recorded losses of €765,300.It also said market share levels have slumped from an average of 51% in 2003 when North West had the license to just 29% in 2013 under Ocean FM. Coast FM claimed a “serious disconnect” has occurred between listeners in Sligo, North Leitrim and South Donegal in its local radio station in the last ten years.The new group says its primary objective is to provide a broad-format radio service targeting all adults with a particular focus on those over 25.It will also have an emphasis on “what’s Irish and local” and will implement “urgent and remedial strategies to increase listenership.”It plans to share relevant programming with Mid West Radio which it also owns, saying this worked well when North West Radio was on air.For its part Ocean FM says that what it is doing today “is the optimum mix” and “right for the tastes and interest of our audience.” It says it is the smallest local station in the country but its commitment to high-quality content has made it one of the most decorated.Ocean said it wanted to diversify its business to include new digital media.The submission lists the 24 shareholders of North West Broadcasting Ltd which trades as Ocean FM.More than 85% of the shares are held by eight individuals. These are: Padraig O’Dwyer (23.5%) of Letterkenny, CEO of River Media; John Keon (6.19%), Ballyshannon businessman; Ocean FM CEO Tim Collins (14.64%); Car dealer Martin Reilly (14.78%); Pat Clifford of Clifford Electrical (11.75%); Sean Grant (5.84%), a lecturer and consultant from Letterkenny; Tony Porter (4.23%), chartered accountant from Rosses Point; Noel Shannon (4.27%) from Newbridge, Communications Manager with Irish Water.OCEAN FM RAN UP HUGE LOSSES AFTER TAKING OVER FROM US – COAST FM was last modified: April 29th, 2014 by John2Share 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:BAIcoast fmocean fmradio licenselast_img read more

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Monk defiant after QPR beat Leeds

first_imgLeeds boss Garry Monk reassured fans they will have a team to be proud of despite the opening-day defeat by QPR.Monk’s first game in charge got off to the worst possible start when they conceded in the opening minutes, defender Sol Bamba seemingly getting the last touch into his own net after a goalmouth scramble.A second-half penalty conceded by Ronaldo Vieira allowed Tjaronn Chery to score Rangers’ second, before Sebastian Polter took advantage of hesitant Lewie Coyle defending to score the third.Leeds fans barracked the players after the game, and again chanted for club owner Massimo Cellino to step down.Monk said: “We had great travelling support and had the intention of getting the right result and the right start to the season.“We feel for them, feel frustrated for them, but it’s a process and there will be ups and downs.“We will make sure we get a reaction. They will have a team to be proud of.”Monk felt individual errors were to blame for the defeat, and said a poor first half left the with too much to do.He added: “We gave them too much respect early on, which allowed them to get on the front foot.“I thought we started the second half much better. We looked the team more likely to score the next goal, and then we concede a penalty, which is a really big blow.“It’s not how we wanted to start the season but it’s one game. I’m confident in the group, they have that ability and I’m sure they’ll show that in the coming weeks.”See also:QPR v Leeds – as it happenedQPR can still improve – HasselbainkQPR make perfect start by crushing LeedsQPR v Leeds player ratingsFans on Twitter praise Caulker after QPR winVideo: Watch highlights of QPR’s win against Leeds UnitedFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Sharks Tonight: The best rivalry in the NHL gets things going

first_imgSan Jose Sharks vs. Vegas Golden KnightsTHE ESSENTIALSRegular season records: Season opener for both teams. Puck drop: 7:40 p.m. Wednesday at T-Mobile Arena. TV: NBCSN. Radio: KUFX 98.5-FM, San Jose; KOMY 1340-AM.Anticipated lineupTimo Meier-Logan Couture-Danil Yurtaykin Mario … Lean Bergmann-Tomas Hertl-Lukas RadilMarcus Sorensen-Joe Thornton-Kevin LabancBarclay Goodrow-Dylan Gambrell-Melker KarlssonMarc-Edouard Vlasic-Brent BurnsBrenden Dillon-Erik Karlssonlast_img

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Providing Fresh Air in Our Home

first_imgOne of the features in our new house that I’m most excited about barely raises an eyebrow with some of our visitors: the ventilation system. I believe we have the highest-efficiency heat-recovery ventilator (HRV) on the market — or at least it’s right up there near the top.I’ll describe this Zehnder HRV and its impressive specifications and features — but not until next week. This week I’ll provide a little background on ventilation. Ventilation optionsVentilation can take many different forms. Very generally, systems can be categorized into about a half-dozen generic types:No ventilation. This is almost certainly the most common option in American homes. There is no mechanical system to remove stale indoor air (and moisture) or bring in fresh outside air. In the distant past, when buildings weren’t insulated, this strategy worked reasonably well — relying on the natural leakiness of the house.It’s worth noting, though, that even a leaky house doesn’t ensure good ventilation. For this strategy to work there has to be either a breeze outside or a significant difference in temperature between outdoor and indoors. Either of these conditions creates a pressure difference between indoors and out, driving that ventilation. On calm days in the spring and summer, there might be very little air exchange even in a really leaky house.Natural ventilation. In this rather uncommon strategy, specific design features are incorporated to bring in fresh air and get rid of stale air. One approach is to create a solar chimney in which air is heated by the sun, becomes more buoyant, and rises up and out through vents near the top of the building; this lowers the pressure in the house, which draws fresh air in through specially placed inlet ports. The rest of this blog will focus on mechanical ventilation.Exhaust-only mechanical ventilation. This is a relatively common strategy in which small exhaust fans, usually in bathrooms, operate either continuously or intermittently to exhaust stale air and moisture generated in those rooms. This strategy creates a modest negative pressure in the house, and that pulls in fresh air either through cracks and other air-leakage sites or through strategically placed intentional make-up air inlets. An advantage of this strategy is simplicity and low cost. A disadvantage is that the negative pressure can pull in radon and other soil gases that we don’t want in houses.Supply-only ventilation. As the name implies, a fan brings in fresh air, and stale air escapes through cracks and air-leakage sites in the house. The air supply may be delivered to one location, dispersed through ducts, or supplied to the ducted distribution system of a forced-air heating system for dispersal. A supply-only ventilation system pressurizes a house, which can be a good thing in keeping radon and other contaminants from entering the house, but it risks forcing moisture-laden air into wall and ceiling cavities where condensation and moisture problems can occur.Balanced ventilation. Much better ventilation is provided through a balanced system in which separate fans drive both inlet and exhaust airflow. This allows us to control where the fresh air comes from, where that fresh air is delivered, and from where exhaust air is drawn. Balanced ventilation systems can be either point-source or ducted. With ducted systems, it makes sense to deliver fresh air to spaces that are most lived in (living room, bedrooms, etc.) and exhaust indoor air from places where moisture or pollutants are generated (bathrooms, kitchen, hobby room).Balanced ventilation with heat recovery. If there are separate fans to introduce fresh air and exhaust indoor air, it makes a lot of sense to locate these fans together and include an air-to-air heat exchanger so that the outgoing house air will precondition the incoming outdoor air. This air-to-air heat exchanger — more commonly referred to today as a heat-recovery ventilator or HRV — is the way to go in colder climates. A slightly different version, known as an energy-recovery ventilator (ERV), is similar but transfers moisture as well as heat from one airstream to the other, keeping more of the desirable humidity in the house in the winter and reducing the amount of humidity introduced from outdoors in the summer. Alex is founder of BuildingGreen, Inc. and executive editor of Environmental Building News. In 2012 he founded the Resilient Design Institute. To keep up with Alex’s latest articles and musings, you can sign up for his Twitter feed. RELATED ARTICLES Designing a Good Ventilation System GBA Encyclopedia: Ventilation ChoicesAre HRVs Cost-Effective?HRV or ERV?A New Way to Duct HRVsVentilation Rates and Human HealthHow Much Fresh Air Does Your Home Need? Joseph Lstiburek: Just Right and Airtightcenter_img Tight homes need mechanical ventilationI’ll focus more on HRVs in next week’s blog, especially our new high-efficiency Zehnder system. Following that I’ll address why commissioning an HRV is so important and how that’s done — or at least how it was done with our system.I’m a firm believer that all homes should have mechanical ventilation. With better-insulated, tighter homes, that ventilation is all the more important. But even in a very leaky house, one can’t count on bringing in much fresh air or calm days in the spring and fall when there isn’t a pressure differential across the building envelope.If budgets allow, going with balanced ventilation is strongly recommended, and if you’re doing that in a relatively cold climate, like ours, then providing heat recovery is a no-brainer. Mechanical ventilation always takes energy; with heat recovery the energy penalty of fresh air is minimized. Why ventilate?For centuries homes weren’t ventilated, and they did all right, didn’t they? Why do we need to go to all this effort (and often considerable expense) to ventilate houses today?There are several reasons that ventilation is more important today than it was long ago. Most importantly, houses 100 years ago were really leaky. Usually they didn’t have insulation in the walls, so fresh air could pretty easily enter through all the gaps, cracks, and holes in the building envelope.Also, the building materials used 100 years ago were mostly natural products that didn’t result in significant offgassing of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), formaldehyde, flame retardants, and other chemicals that are so prevalent in today’s building materials, furnishings, and belongings.last_img read more

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Tourism Month plans announced

first_img Related Items:#tcitourismmonth, #tourismiskeyitstartswithme Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 2, 2016 – It is National Tourism Environmental Awareness Month and the Turks and Caicos joins with the rest of the region in celebrating tourism.Plans for the month were rolled out at the TCI Tourist Board on Tuesday and include “Cruise Week”, November 14-19 with planned tours of the Grand Turk Cruise Center, the reintroduction of the Tourism Quiz Competition at the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College (TCICC), Grand Turk Campus; an Open House Exhibition at the TCICC Provo Campus; the Hello Tourist Programme where students from six primary schools on island will get the opportunity to experience life as a tourist for a day; a ‘Big Bin Competition’ (the decorating of garbage bins) among the tourism clubs at the various schools and the annual TCI Youth Congress where the Junior Minister of Tourism 2016/2017 will be selected.There will be billboards, destination videos and clean up campaigns as the month is celebrated in tandem with the Department of Environmental and Costal Resources (DECR), the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association (TCHTA), Environmental Health Services (EHS), the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force and the Department of Youth Affairs.The theme is ‘Tourism is Key, it starts with Me.’last_img read more

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BAHAMAS Standards are a WinWin for All Sectors of Society

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 1, 2017 – Nassau – Secretary General of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Mr. Sergio Mujica was in the country on Friday, October 27 for a one-day seminar sponsored by the Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality (BBSQ).Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Hon. Brent Symonette delivered welcome remarks and said that the government welcomes the concept of standardization and is cognizant of its importance in meeting international compliance.“We must find ways to diversify our economy and we can only compete effectively if we have standards that are accepted worldwide,” said Minister Symonette.   “Currently, the Ministry of Financial Services is moving forward with World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) to advance trade.”Also in attendance was Acting Minister of Labour, the Hon. Elsworth Johnson, who delivered brief remarks.  Keynote speaker, Mr. Sergio Mujica, expressed his appreciation of being in the Bahamas and embarked on discussing the important role that standards play in a country.  He told attendees that standards affect every facet of society.“Standards are everywhere and affect every aspect of our daily lives, “ said Mr. Mujica. “They are an essential component of the economic and social development of our communities.”Giving an overview of standards and their benefits to several tiers of a society, Mr. Mujica said that standards are beneficial to businesses, consumers, policy makers, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and industries including tourism and agriculture.   He said that benefits include an increase in customer satisfaction; access to new markets; high degree of acceptance of products and services; environmental sustainability; reduction in costs; and improvement in the quality of tourism and agriculture products.DCIM101GOPROThe International Organization for Standardization is an international standard setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organizations.The organization was founded on 23 February 1947 and promotes worldwide proprietary, industrial and commercial standards.   It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and as of March 2017 works in 162 countries, covering approximately 97 percent of the world’s population.By: Betty Vedrine (BIS)Photo caption:  Secretary General of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Sergio Mujica addressing one-day seminar sponsored by the Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality (BBSQ), October 27, 2017.(BIS Photos/Kristaan Ingraham)last_img read more

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Flood Advisory Issued For Anchor River

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for the Anchor River near Anchor Point. A small ice jam may cause minor flooding on the Anchor River near Anchor Point. The situation may improve once temperatures drop  and precipitation ceases. The Anchor River near Anchor Point is above bankfull due to warm temperatures and precipitation that has caused a possible ice jam. Low lying areas such as the campground may be impacted by conditions about a foot above bankfull. This advisory will remain in effect until January 3.last_img read more

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Mike Chenault Awarded KPBSD Golden Apple Award

first_imgGolden Apple nominator Sean Dusek: “It is with great pleasure that I nominate Mike Chenault for a KPBSD Golden Apple Award for his tireless support of public education in Alaska.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Mike Chenault, Alaska House of Representatives, is a graduate of Kenai Central High School in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and now a recipient of a Golden Apple Award through KPBSD. He served on the KPBSD Board of Education before becoming a State Representative. His time in the State House of Representatives culminated in his election as Speaker of the House where he led Alaska in its strong support of public education. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education honored Mike Chenault, Alaska House of Representatives, for his dedication to the students of the school district, past, present, and future at their board meeting on Monday. Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones: “When Mike Chenault was elected to the House of Representatives for the State of Alaska, he took it upon himself to become highly informed and aware of the details involved with funding K-12 schools in Alaska. He learned about the intricacies of SB 36 (K-12 funding formula in place at that time) and the shortcomings and inequities it created.”last_img read more

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Viral Sonam Kapoor and Janhvi Kapoor will burn your laptop screens with

first_imgTrust the Kapoor sisters to surprise you with their fashion statements and the divas never disappoint. Sonam Kapoor’s picture and Janhvi Kapoor’s latest Instagram pictures are living proof of that. The divas recently shared their best photos on Insta and as fans, we just can’t keep calm.Flaunting her curves and assets in this refreshing vintage style swimsuit, Sonam shared the picture and wrote, “Flashback to this summer I love vintage style swimsuits they really flatter my curves.. esp @normakamali.”Sonam Kapoor’s cousin sister and the latest girl-next-door of Bollywood, Janhvi Kapoor, too shared a bright picture of herself in a red dress. Reminding us a lot of her late mother, Sridevi, Janhvi looked absolutely flawless in the picture.On the personal front, Sonam Kapoor is happily married to beau Anand Ahuja and their Insta PDA shows us what happily ever afters are made of. Janhvi, on the other hand, is rumoured to be dating Ishan Khatter, while both have been constantly denying it.Talking about their long distance relationship, Sonam had said in an interview with Times Now, “I think the distance definitely makes the heart fonder. I miss him a lot and I think it’s important we both work. It’s important for our relationship, as partners. I hope one day we find work in the same country (laughs). I do tell him when I am doing something. Ya, I do take his opinion on…dates! Because obviously, I have to spend time with my husband. So, he and I coordinate on dates.”While Sonam Kapoor will be seen working with Dulquer Salmaan in the movie ‘The Zoya Factor’, Janhvi is busy shooting for the Gunjan Saxena biopic.last_img read more

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Britain not to compromise with EU on Brexit

first_imgBritain`s prime minister Theresa May speaks at the University of Edinburgh before signing the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal in Edinburgh, Scotland, 7 August 2018. Photo: ReutersBritish prime minister Theresa May said she would not compromise with Brussels over her plans for Brexit as a media report said rivals in her party were set to publish their own proposal calling for a cleaner break with the European Union.With under two months before Britain and the EU want to agree a deal to end over 40 years of union, May is struggling to sell what she calls her business-friendly Brexit to her own party and across a divided country.The EU has tentatively welcomed what has become known as the Chequers plan which is designed to protect cross-border trade, but difficult negotiations lie ahead.”I will not be pushed into accepting compromises on the Chequers proposals that are not in our national interest,” May wrote in the Sunday Telegraph newspaper.”The coming months will be critical in shaping the future of our country and I am clear about my mission.”The plan would keep Britain in a free trade zone with the EU for manufactured and agricultural goods. But some Brexit supporters have said that would mean parts of the British economy would still be subject to rules set in Brussels.Two of May’s most senior lawmakers – Boris Johnson and David Davis – quit as foreign secretary and Brexit secretary respectively in July in protest at May’s plan, saying it did not go far enough and would let down the millions of people who voted to leave the EU in the 2016 referendum.According to a report in the Sunday Times newspaper, leading Brexiteer lawmakers in May’s party are ready to publish their own plan for Brexit ahead of the party’s annual conference which begins at the end of September.That would be designed to heap pressure on May who needs to get any deal with Brussels through parliamentary votes in Westminster before Britain is due to leave the EU on 29 March next year.May reiterated that Britain would be ready to leave the EU without a deal if the two sides cannot agree on the divorce terms.last_img

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