365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Twitter Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Police launch investigation into Tyrone GAA assault RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal A criminal investigation is ongoing into an alleged assault at a Tyrone ladies GAA match last month.Two men have been banned for life from attending Tyrone GAA ladies games and the Carrickmore club fined following a fracas at the Tyrone senior final.One of the pair handed a lifetime ban was a member of the Carrickmore team management.Referee Simon Brady and Tyrone county board chairman Martin Conway were both knocked unconscious after being assaulted following the senior championship final between St Macartan’s and Carrickmore.Police have said they are investigating a complaint of assault made by one person.The game was held at Beragh last month.Tyrone Ladies GFA said a Carrickmore fan had allegedly assaulted the referee and a Carrickmore Ladies GFA official allegedly assaulted the Tyrone Ladies GFA chairman.Match referee Simon Brady and Tyrone Ladies GFA chairman Martin Conway were stretchered off minutes after the end of the final on 24 June.In a statement issued today, the Tyrone Ladies GFA said it had instigated a “robust inquiry and full investigation” into the incidents. Previous articleDaily trains between Derry and Coleraine to be reducedNext articleOver 50 people turn out for Dungloe Community Hospital meeting News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest By News Highland – July 8, 2011 Google+ News Pinterest WhatsApp
Recipients John W. Thompson and Donna Brazile react in the affirmative during a recipient’s acceptance speech. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer.“We’re going to do it, ladies and gentleman. We’re going to put a woman in the White House; we’re going to put a Hispanic in the White House; we’re going to put an openly gay person in the White House, because we have the power,” she said. “We’re going to choose action.”Carla Hayden, the 14th librarian of Congress and both the first African-American and first woman to hold the post, was hailed for her earlier work in Baltimore. There, during a period of urban unrest, she kept libraries open as “a place of sanctuary and healing,” said presenter Sarah Thomas, vice president of the Harvard Library and the Roy E. Larsen Librarian for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Hayden, who cited her grandmother and mother’s joy in libraries, called the award “a wonderful honor for a person who loves books and reading.”Emmanuel K. Akyeampong, Oppenheimer Faculty Director of the Harvard University Center for African Studies, remembered Oppenheimer, the philanthropist and activist who died in May, as a “zealous supporter of educational opportunity and a lifelong learner.” Oppenheimer’s husband, Jonathon, accepted the award. “This work is never finished,” he said. “And I commit with Jennifer in her memory to carrying it on.”Harvard President Drew Faust then spoke about Darren Walker, highlighting his faith and clarity. Calling his work with the Ford Foundation “extraordinary and transformative,” she praised his “clear-eyed and hopeful vision of America.” On that theme, Walker discussed the importance of hope. He said that while “it is easy to be dejected and demoralized,” hope is vital because “a society that is hopeless will do desperate things.” He pledged to fight for “an America that lives up to its ideals, that lives up to its promise to its people.”Diane Paulus, the Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theater, could simply have listed all the firsts of the next honoree, DuVernay, who was the first black woman to be nominated for an Emmy for directing as well as the first to helm a $100 million movie. But she also spoke of DuVernay as a different kind of groundbreaker, someone who didn’t want to “break down the door” but rather “to build her own house.”Paulus’ introduction was followed by a short film compilation of DuVernay at work, with clips of such films as “Selma,” and ending with a trailer for her upcoming adaptation of “A Wrinkle in Time” that had the audience cheering.DuVernay praised her fellow honorees, citing her librarian sister Gina and the importance of LL Cool J’s music to her teenage self. Turning briefly to her own work, she noted the importance of film, television, and mass media. “Images affect the way we see ourselves,” she said. “We have to protect them.”Marcyliena Morgan, professor of African American studies and director of the Hiphop Archive & Research Institute, showed her familiarity with LL Cool J’s work, referencing the rapper, actor, and educator’s mega-hit “Mama Said Knock You Out.” He acknowledged her tribute to him as an educator, revealing how important books and lifelong education are to him. He closed the speaking portion of the ceremony (a closing benediction and more music would follow) with a final call to action.“Stay strong,” said LL Cool J, born James Todd Smith. “Fear not. Stay faith-filled. Better days are coming.” With words of hope and rousing calls to action, the fifth annual W.E.B. Du Bois Medals ceremony brought the stars to Sanders Theatre on Wednesday.The eight honorees hosted by the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research included celebrities such as director Ava DuVernay, artist Kara Walker, Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile, and rapper and actor LL Cool J. But the awards, which recognize significant contributions to African and African-American history and culture, also saluted the lesser-known luminaries Carla Hayden, librarian of Congress; Darren Walker, president of Ford Foundation; John W. Thompson, chairman of Microsoft; and, posthumously, educator and activist Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer.The ceremony opened with a performance by the Kuumba Singers student group, a benediction by the Rev. Jonathan Walton, the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, and remarks by Glenn H. Hutchins, whose family foundation has strongly supported the center.Henry Louis Gates Jr., the center’s director and the Alphonse Fletcher Jr. University Professor, welcomed the audience by evoking the spirit of Du Bois, Class of 1890, the groundbreaking sociologist, author, and Civil Rights activist. Gates called on the capacity crowd to “draw a line in the sand, as they did 60 years ago in Little Rock.”“We must link arms and stand against anti-Semitism, against Islamophobia, against homophobia, against white supremacism,” he said. “We cannot allow forces of reaction to turn back the clock.”Honorees (from left) Kara Walker, John W. Thompson, Donna Brazile, Carla Hayden, Darren Walker, and Ava DuVernay applaud as LL Cool J rises to accept his Du Bois medal. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer.Introducing Walker, Martha Tedeschi, the Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director of the Harvard Art Museums, discussed the interaction of activism and art that informs Walker’s work. During a slideshow that traced Walker’s career from her early silhouettes through the monumental “A Subtlety” installation sculpted of sugar, Tedeschi announced that the museum had acquired a wall-size piece from Walker’s current New York gallery show.Walker, who acknowledged her reputation for saying a lot on paper rather than in person, simply thanked the center for the honor.Recognizing Thompson, Michael D. Smith, the Edgerly Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and John H. Finley Jr. Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, discussed the Microsoft’s leader’s patience and perseverance. Smith paraphrased Thompson’s belief that companies that lack diversity cannot meet the public’s needs. Thompson himself, the only person to hold the title of CEO besides company founder Bill Gates, offered a simple statement of thanks.Brazile made more use of the podium. Following her introduction by Douglas Elmendorf, dean of the Kennedy School and the Don K. Price Professor of Public Policy, the longtime Democratic operative launched into a fiery speech that ranged from her past working for presidential candidate Al Gore to the future. Returning repeatedly to the primacy of voting, she stressed the importance of voter registration and outreach.
With 23 years in office that saw massive economic growth and development across all regions in Guyana, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) says it is prepared to do that again, and even more, as it launched its campaign for the Local Government Elections (LGE) in Bartica, Region Seven.People’s Progressive Party General Secretary and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo greets these younsters during a visit to Bartica and environs, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni)Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo told a large crowd in the mining town on Sunday that all Guyanese now have a greater understanding of, and appreciation for, the policy direction of the PPP, especially when compared to the current Government and their perceived mismanagement.“We changed this country without oil money, and we can change it faster and better,” Jagdeo said to cheering supporters in the background. But more importantly, the current Opposition Leader pointed to areas where the current Government has performed poorly.He spared no effort in criticising the Coalition Administration for its tax policy. Jagdeo informed the gathering that the coalition collects $60 billion more in taxes than the PPP.“That is why, when you go to the market or walk down this Avenue, things are so slow. So $60 billion that were in people’s pockets are now with Government, and they are using it on these useless things,” he explained, noting that no one is spared the Government’s increased taxes.In pointing to an example where the increased taxation is being felt, Jagdeo said Region One (Barima-Waini) is a prime example, as that region is now paying $1.5 million more in taxes.“We used to allow goods coming in from Brazil up to Kurupukari for free, because the cost of living is high for hinterland people… We did the same for goods coming from Venezuela. Now they (Government) gone to the borders to institute taxes,” he added.The Opposition Leader told supporters that he was told by residents in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), especially those living in remote and riverine villages, that they have to pay an increased fee for licences of small boats. This amounts to some $40,000 per year.BorrowingAside from the heavy taxes, Jagdeo argued that the Government is also involved in useless consumption and borrowing. This includes running down the reserve to the new borrowing policy, and causing an overdraft of over $100 billion in addition to other issues.After 23 years in office, the PPP left the country in $1.2 billion in debt. The PPP is worried that after the term of this Government, this amount could be exceeded. Jagdeo said, “It takes us right back to Burnhamhite era, where they borrowed in the 70s and 80s and left the country in ruins.“They are hollowing out our country again. If we don’t get them out, this country is on its way to getting back to the past. We have to ensure we work hard not to allow that to happen,” he said.Jagdeo said if the PPP is returned to office, they will reverse most of these taxes, so as to give people more disposable income and allow the economy to grow and flourish.He also promised to reintroduce the environment and fiscal regime that was in place for mining, and which to a large extent lent support to miners. “We will ensure that will happen,” he added.Over 3000 candidates have been put forward by the PPP to contest local elections in all 80 Local Authority Areas (LAAs). Besides the thousands of candidates, the General Secretary related that there were approximately 20,000 backers – demonstrative of the enormous task before the Party.Jagdeo noted that 70 of the 71 areas were contested in 2016. According to him, this time around, some 80 areas were created through gerrymandering. But Jagdeo made it clear that, this time around, the PPP would contest every single area, including the areas that were newly created.
UPDATED: This was the scene in West Donegal as freezing conditions and a falling of snow brings 2012 in with a serious chill.We may have escaped last year’s heavy snowfalls but further freezing temperatures could be around the corner.The picture was taken in Annagry as a heavy fall of sleet and hail showers turned road conditions hazardous. It has also started snowing in Inishowen just after midnight. It has left a covering of white across Ballyliffin, Clonmany and Carndonagh.Gardai are warning people to drive carefully as gales also blow across the county.The forecast for later today is for further freezing conditions with a likelihood of more sleet and snow according to Met Eireann.The condition are set to continue tomorrow. However the good news (depending on your perspective!) is that it is to get much milder on Wednesday and continuing for the rest of the week.*Picture by kind permission of Eoin McGarvey Photography. SNOW HITS DONEGAL AS QUICK COLDSNAP FORECAST was last modified: January 2nd, 2012 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:AnnagryMet Eireannsnow
12 April 2007South Africa’s automotive component industry exported R30.3-billion worth of products in 2006, an increase of 32% as compared the previous year’s performance.According to the National Association of Automotive Component Manufacturers (Naacam), catalytic converters continued to be the most exported vehicle part from South Africa, with sales increasing by 58.2% to R15.9-billion. They accounted for almost half of all automotive components exported in 2006.“The fact that exports of automotive components continued to increase is an indication of the high level of capability and competitiveness of the local industry,” Naacam executive director Roger Pitot told Business Day last month. “We believe that the recent weakening of the rand will open up even more export opportunities in the year to come.”Other parts to significantly increase exports during 2006 included engines (29.1%), silencers and exhausts (78.7%), car radios and sound systems (40.3%), radiators (65.9%), as well as axles (86.1%), specifically for heavy trucks.“The wide range of parts supplied is a confirmation that we can manufacture most automotive components right here in South Africa,” Pitot said.However, he added that the government urgently needed to address the trade deficit in the industry, which reached its worst levels – R32.3-billion – last year.Business Day reported that a total of R89.8-billion worth of vehicles, components and parts were imported in 2006, while only R57.5-billion worth of vehicles, components and parts were exported.According to Pitot, this followed deficits of R27.7-billion in 2005 and R17.6-billion in 2004.Pitot told Business day that the only way to address the problem was for local vehicle assemblers and component manufacturers to look for new overseas markets, and for local assemblers to source more parts from local companies.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
Photo: Qantas. Flight: QF642Sector: Perth-SydneyDate: 25 JulAircraft: Boeing 767Class: BusinessSeat: 5EDeparture: 1010 hrs (wst)Score: 7/10 starsThe highly competitive domestic long haul business class sectors in Australia have resulted in service levels changing dramatically on the lucrative Nullarbor routes from Perth to the major Eastern States ports in Australia. Now, if you take a wide bodied service from say Perth to Sydney, you can recline in a fully flat bed (the old international business class pod), eat at your leisure from a menu and enjoy the linen-clad perks we’ve always experienced at the front of the plane, but delivered with new vigour and, it must be said, in the case of Qantas, significant and genuine enthusiasm from cabin crew.If dining aboard is a matter of concern, then the food and wine service across the Nullarbor has also greatly improved.A digression: One of the great innovations in aviation in recent years – TCAS, Cat IIIc autoland and carbon fibre fuselages aside – has been the button hole in the Qantas Business Class napkin. It’s also a primary newbie indicator (PNI) at the front of the plane. At first the new J Class flyer is clueless, then they see others with their napkins attached to their top button and, with a confected ennui, sheepishly follow suit. But it’s with some satisfaction that one sees the newbie patting the napkin down on to his Pelaco shirt front while a small smile of satisfaction crosses his face. Not knowing about the button hole makes eating in the air difficult and potentially messy. Why is it then that the very useful button hole napkin concept has not been extended into the non-aviation world? This truly is one of life’s big questions. Homewares stores, take note.But I digress.QF42 left on time, more or less, and with a 4.5 hour transit, service began at a leisurely pace. Menus, previously only available on international business class flights, were distributed. The trendy restaurant terminology “plates” has been appropriated at the Q kitchens: the menu had a “small plates” section and a “main plates” section. The term “entrée” or “starter” is just so last decade.Sweet corn chowder with garlic croutons and a salad of slow roasted carrots with prawns, almonds, labne (cheese made from draining the moisture away from yoghurt) and the ubiquitous quinoa (pronounced kin-wah) were the two small plate options.The carrot dish gets a big tick. The baby carrots were nicely al dente; the labne was well seasoned and texturally good (overly drained and it becomes gluey and cloying, underdone and it is too runny) and the garnishes lived up to expectations: crunch from the almonds and prawns which had retained moisture, a big win in airline cookery where overcooking is regarded as a sensible health and hygiene standard.Mains – four of them to choose from – read well. The thought of braised beef cheeks didn’t do it, but the hot smoked salmon with green tea noodles and a sesame soy dressing was a hugely generous serve, even if it was, in fact salmon with potatoes and rocket. Presumably green tea noodles and soy went MIA on the day.This dish was dramatically under-seasoned and bland. Apparently it’s difficult to excite taste buds at flight level three zero, but you’d reckon the kitchen would know that and overcompensate. Having said that, the hot smoked fish was first class and the spuds were nicely cooked and dressed.Cheese is, well, cheese. The cabin crew deserves a big tick for ensuring that the cheeses were served at cabin temperature. Service of cheese fridge cold is a no-no in any restaurant, but it is attention to detail often forgotten on the ground, let alone in the air. And I have had Qantas cheese plates in the past that could set your teeth chattering.But, by far the cleverest thing about this meal, was the introduction of an amuse bouche service as drinks orders are being taken. Business class meal service can take a long time, so if you’re in row 6, there’s every chance the economy cabin crew has fed everyone in Y class before the business crew get to you. For most of us, this matters little (it’s not as if you’ve got to be somewhere) but there are enough alpha male flyers who loathe waiting for anything for these delays to have become a problem.The amuse bouche – in this case a flaccid, but well flavoured square of frittata – solves the problem. The alpha in 6F has been paid attention to; he’s been fed and he has a drink in his hand. Happy days.Good psychology.Good flight. See the Virginn Australia review here: https://www.airlineratings.com/news.php?id=86
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest October became known as National Pork Month because it was the time of year when hogs were traditionally marketed. Today, it serves as a celebration of pork.“If you eat, you have a connection to a farmer,” said Rich Deaton, President, Ohio Pork Council. “October Pork Month is an opportunity to reestablish that producer-to-consumer relationship. Our mission is to produce safe, nutritious food in a responsible manner, and we need to share how we do that with consumers.”Since 2008, Ohio pork farmers have adopted the six guiding ethical principles of the We Care initiative to maintain a safe, high-quality pork supply.Producers are committed to:Producing safe food;Safeguarding natural resources in all industry practices;Providing a work environment that is safe and consistent with the industry’s other ethical principles;Contributing to a better quality of life in communities;Protecting and promoting animal well-being; andEnsuring practices to protect public health.“The ethical principles define our values and who we are,” Deaton said. “Consumers can be confident that the pork they eat was raised using the ethical principles.”Pork is the world’s most widely eaten meat, representing 42% of all meat consumed, according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. The top five most popular cuts sold in the United States are center-cut chops, assorted chops, back ribs, blade roasts and center-cut loin roasts, according to Nielsen Perishable Group retail sales data for the 52 weeks ending July 1, 2017.“While many Americans favor bacon, and back ribs, very few of these cuts are exported to other countries,” Deaton said. “For many Americans, this means greater access to their favorite cuts, which is ultimately a good thing for those consumers.”In terms of value, center-cut chops accounted for more than $980 million in sales, assorted chops for $484 million, back ribs for $422 million, blade roasts for $289 million and center-cut loin roasts for $275 million.“Consumers are putting more pork on their fork — from bacon to tenderloins,” Deaton said. “To ensure a flavorful eating experience, we remind consumers to cook pork until the internal temperature reaches between 145 degrees and 160 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a three-minute rest.”
Bologna director Christoph Winterling rejects ‘€200M Liverpool offer’by Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBologna’s commercial and marketing director Christoph Winterling has turned down an approach from Bologna.Corriere dello Sport says Winterling has snubbed the opportunity to take up a similar role at Liverpool.The German was offered a ‘€200m budget’ if he moved to Anfield.However, Winterling snubbed the approach.The reason being “because of Bologna, because of the club’s owner Joey Saputo, because of the city, where he feels that, with time, the club can have a ‘bright future’.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Rotary District 5370 Governor Ingrid Neitsch finished her tour of the two Rotary Clubs in Fort St. John today.Neitsch came to the Energetic City on Tuesday where she visited both the Fort St. John Rotary Club and the Sunrise Rotary Club.During her visit, Neitsch met with the two club Presidents, Raven Pruden and Tara Waddy. Afterwards, Neitsch was given a tour of the city to see what the rotary clubs had accomplished this year. The tour was led by Councillor Larry Evans who made sure to stop at the New Rotary Spray Park, new skateboard park, seniors home and Charlie Lake RV Park. Fort St. John Rotary Club President Raven Pruden explained that it is a big deal whenever the District governor comes to town as its a chance to showcase what Rotary does for the community.“We just take her out, show her Fort St. John and show her what the community is about,” said Pruden. “We show her some of the projects we have done or are going to do.”Pruden added that the District Governor reports directly to the President of Rotary, so a good visit is important.Pruden went on to say that Rotary is so important on both a local and national scale and the visit is just one more chance to showcase that.
Srinagar: Moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has asked the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to question him here instead of Delhi as he fears for his security in view of “conditions of hostility”.The NIA is investigating a case related to terror funding in Kashmir through hawala channels. The agency last month carried out a series of raids on separatists, including the Mirwaiz, and summoned him for questioning in Delhi. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!”Under the prevailing conditions of hostility wherein there is a threat to the personal safety of my client, it becomes unwise for my client to travel to Delhi,” counsel for the Mirwaiz, Aijaz Ahmad Dhar, said in a letter to the NIA in response to the agency’s March 6 notice. If the NIA wants to question the Mirwaiz, it can do so in Srinagar and he is willing to cooperate as “he has nothing to hide”, the counsel said in the letter dated March 10, a copy of which was released on Monday. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedDhar said his client is not acquainted with the subject matter of the FIR referred to in the NIA’s notice. He said the NIA’s notice to the separatist leader appears to have been issued on the basis of “fallacious assumptions and misinformation solely aimed at maligning the Mirwaiz”. “Knowing his status and position, it appears to be an outcome of considerations other than the law,” he added. Dhar said the Mirwaiz is not only a political leader but also a religious head of a large section of people in the state. On his client’s stand on the Kashmir issue, Dhar said it has always been clear. “He has always stated that the Kashmir issue is a political and human issue which needs political resolution either through implementation of UN resolutions or through dialogue amongst the three stakeholders — India, Pakistan and people of Jammu and Kashmir,” the counsel of the Mirwaiz said.