Long-awaited St Mary’s NS, Stranorlar works go out to tender

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Pinterest Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ Long-awaited St Mary’s NS, Stranorlar works go out to tender Education Minister Joe Mc Hugh has confirmed that a new building for St Mary’s National School, Stranorlar has gone to tender as of today.This morning, Donegal Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher called on the Minister to sanction the project to go out to tender without any further delays.Planning permission for the 24 classroom project is due to expire in 2022.Minister Mc Hugh says after a long campaign, the St Mary’s announcement is particularly important:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/joemchsm1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By admin – September 27, 2019 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Previous articleLatest Donegal crime statistics published by CSONext articleTrips to Meath, Dublin and Kerry for Donegal admin center_img AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitterlast_img read more


Illuzzi statement lays out reasons for fixing UI Trust Fund now

first_imgVermont’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund has been operating in a deficit since January. The federal government is lending the state money – at zero percent – since that time. Estimates are that before the economy recovers and the UI fund begins to recover on its own as fewer and fewer people file unemployment claims, the UI fund deficit could reach $300 million or more. While the federal government ensures that unemployment compensation is paid, there is also no guarantee that the federal government will continue to loan states money interest free.Everyone in Montpelier agrees that the UI Trust Fund is in the red now because it was underfunded for many years when the economy was doing well. Once the recession hit, the fund was quickly drained. But not everyone agrees on how to fix the problem. There is some consensus that employers will have to pitch in more and that beneficiaries will have to receive less. But that notion is not universal. Given the difficult time legislators are having trying to balance the General Fund budget, they have had a difficult time also securing a solution to the UI fund deficit. State Senator Vince Illuzzi, chairman of the Economic Development, Housing & General Affairs Committee, is urging action this legislative session before the situation gets worse.Statement Of Senator Vince IlluzziUnemployment Insurance Trust FundPress ConferenceThursday, April 15, 2010One of the most important issues that must be resolved before the General Assembly adjourns is fixing the bankrupt Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund.It’s a priority for the 23,800 employers who support the system. If we fail to act, Vermont employers will face additional and otherwise unnecessary penalty payroll taxes.It’s a priority for all Vermonters who depend on state programs and services. If we as a state are forced by inaction to spend even more money to pay interest on the additional money we must borrow from the federal government, that means we will need to further cut state programs and services or raise taxes. Both options are unacceptable.Every legislator and the Governor need to ensure that this issue is addressed this year in a meaningful and substantive way. We can’t afford to kick the can down the road for a second year in a row.If the General Fund was expected to be in the red to the tune of $284 million, there would be alarm bells going off all over the place. A crisis mentality would set in. The same alarms should be going off with regarding to the UI trust fund.Any time you have any state program expected to run almost $300 million in the red – in this case regarding a state program that is already bankrupt – it’s clear that immediate action is warranted on the part of all the key players. We have a crisis in the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund.The businesses that are represented by the organizations whose leaders are with me today are prepared to step up to the plate and do their part to fix the problem. They know that paying more now will avoid paying even more later.My committee has made the first volley on this issue in the form of S. 290, a bill that is tough on everyone. Like any bill that is introduced, it’s a starting point with a few controversial provisions. There’s something in that bill for everyone to hate.Since the time that this press conference was planned earlier this week, I understand a meeting is now scheduled between the Governor, the Speaker and the President Pro Tem. That’s positive news, and I hope the next step in moving this issue forward in a meaningful way toward a substantive resolution in the next few weeks.Thank you.Source: State Senator Illuzzi, R-Essex-Orleans.-30-last_img read more


Dominican Republic Navy Completes Summer Cruise 2015 Training Mission

first_imgOne vessel, the patrol boat Almirante Didiez Burgos (PA-301), ARD., paid an official visit to the port of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, and sailed around the Netherlands Antilles. Meanwhile, the other two — Coast Guard boats Orion GC-109, ARD., and Altair, GC-112, ARD. — conducted exercises and patrols in Dominican territorial waters. “In 2013 in Colombia some of our cadets participated in the Unitas exercises and in 2014 some participated in the Basic Course Regional Training Command for Peacekeeping Operations (CREOMPAZ) in Guatemala,” said an ARD spokesman, who asked not to be identified by name. “They have also participated in International Sails Cruises aboard the training ships of Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, etc.” After completing the other phases of their training, the crew of the Almirante Didiez Burgos laid a wreath at the bust of Brigadier General Juan Pablo Duarte Diez, (1813-1876), one of the founding fathers of the Dominican Republic, during a ceremony at the Almirante Padilla Naval Cadet School of the city of Cartagena de Indias. That presentation was made by Dominican Republic Navy Commander V. Bisonó and Captain Juan Camilo Forero Hauzeur, the Deputy Director of the Naval School of Cadets, who said the event was an opportunity “to strengthen ties between members of the two Armed Forces and strengthen the ties that bind the sea, such as Naval tradition.” Partners throughout Latin America are helping the ARD train to counter such threats. For example, during its visit to Cartegena, the Almirante Didiez Burgos visited the country’s Almirante Padilla Naval Cadet School; there, four Dominican Caders are studying to become Naval Officers through a cooperative agreement between the countries’ navies. ARD service members participate in joint training operations through such arrangements in Latin America throughout the year. Midshipmen Summer 2015 helps ARD service members prepare to meet the challenges imposed by organized crime groups trying to take advantage of the country’s location in the Caribbean. Such organizations often use maritime routes in the Caribbean to traffic narcotics, weapons and people. The Dominican Navy evolves to confront new threatscenter_img Three Dominican Republic Navy (ARD) vessels recently completed Midshipmen Summer 2015, an annual two-week training course where Midshipmen perform on a ship what they were taught in classrooms. They carried out search and rescue missions, plotted navigation courses on charts, performed electronic and celestial navigation and administered first aid, among other exercises, before returning to the Naval Post station of Sans Souci on June 30. The Dominican Navy’s traditional role has been focused on “civil-Military operations, defense and coastal security, environmental care and protection, disaster mitigation, both natural and man-made, and maritime security, among other [responsibilities],” said an ARD spokesman, who asked not to be identified by name. But today, he added, Dominican Navy personnel trains “in the fight against drug trafficking, illegal fishing, smuggling (contraband in general), organized crime, common crime, terrorism and other challenges that may arise.” The training has proven useful in efforts such as that launched on January 18, when the Dominican Navy deployed three cutters and two interceptor go-fast boats as part of Amphibious Shield, a security operation in the country’s northern and southern regions to combat organized crime groups who exploit natural resources and traffic narcotics, weapons, humans and contraband, such as untaxed cigarettes. By Dialogo July 31, 2015last_img read more


Arsene Wenger calls on referee Mike Dean to look again at Diego Costa antics

first_img Press Association Arsene Wenger has called on Mike Dean to review Diego Costa’s actions in Arsenal’s 2-0 loss at Stamford Bridge on Saturday as the Football Association awaits the referee’s report into a feisty game where the Chelsea striker was the main protagonist. Dean will file his report by Monday and the FA will decide whether Costa should face retrospective action and a possible three-match ban. “(Dean) let it go and I don’t know why,” Wenger said. “I would like Mike Dean to look at the whole action that happened during the game and see if he stands for his decision. “You have a fourth official, you have a linesman, the referee and they talk all game. They can tell you and they know Diego Costa. He is not a newcomer. “It is surprising. If I am a referee and I referee Diego Costa, I do not send somebody off quickly if he responds to it because you know he has been well provoked.” Wenger, though, did not condone Gabriel, who was sent off for reacting to Costa’s taunts, insisting even if a player is spat at he must keep his cool. Gabriel became involved after Costa grappled with Laurent Koscielny, pushing the defender in the face with his hands before catching him with a flailing arm. “You have to be above that,” Wenger added. The match officials should have been aware of Costa’s reputation during his first 14 months in the Premier League, says Wenger, but statistics show the striker did not commit a foul in the match. The Gunners boss rebuked Dean for allowing the running feud between Costa and Gabriel to continue before the Arsenal defender saw red. “To be professional, to me, is to deal with that. You can spit in my face and if it’s in a game then I will not respond. I do not guarantee that outside of the game. “The desire to win has to be above all of that.” Arsenal have been accused of having a soft underbelly in recent seasons and part of Wenger was pleased to see that his team would not be intimidated. “We are equipped to respond but we always have to keep control of our response,” he said. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho chastised Gabriel for losing “emotional control”, insisting Costa kept his. Mourinho said: “Of course. That’s (the opinion of) people that don’t have the same opinion as I have. “When you work the way he did, his movement, his creation. He was fantastic. “The opponents have to keep emotional control, because to play against an attacking player that is aggressive, that goes to every ball, that fights for every ball, that is physical, it’s difficult.” Costa is “loved” by his team-mates and “trains like he plays – fantastic”, says Mourinho, who insists his players maintain control in opposition to the striker in training. Mourinho refused to say if Costa would rile him in opposition, saying it is challenging to play against Wayne Rooney, Christian Benteke, Luis Suarez and Gonzalo Higuain. “But it’s because of these players that football is what football is and (there is) so much passion around, because they create passion,” Mourinho added. Had results gone against them Chelsea could have been bottom of the table on Saturday evening. Mourinho said: “I knew the teams had two points and we had four. “But I am not worried about that. I don’t believe in December we are fighting (to avoid) relegation.” Mourinho is looking for a third straight win at Walsall on Wednesday in the Capital One Cup Chelsea won in March, with Costa poised to be rested. Radamel Falcao is slated to start alongside John Terry. Mourinho maintains Arsenal have the squad to be champions after taking his record against Wenger to 15 played, one defeat. After successive losses – to Dinamo Zagreb and then Chelsea – Arsenal play at Tottenham in the League Cup on Wednesday. Wenger said: “It’s true that we played the last two games with 10 men in the second half and I hope we play one with 11 v 11. “(But) it’s another derby and that’s not guaranteed as well.” last_img read more


Tettevi named as replacement for Damba.

first_imgAccra Hearts of Oak has named Coach Daniel Tettevi as the club’s replacement for Abubakar Damba, whose contract was terminated last Friday due to a lack of competence. Tettevi spent eight years at the club as a player in the 1980’s and was the regular goalkeeper when Hearts of Oak reached the semi-finals of the African Cup Winners Cup in 1982.The new trainer, who holds a Certificate in Basic Coaching, cut his coaching teeth at the Heart of Lions Junior side in 1999 before quickly moving on to Mampong-based Pras FC. He has also had stints with Network F.C, an academy side at Kaneshie, as well as Zaytuna FC. He is expected to start work on Tuesday, 15th January, 2013, as the team resumes training after a week break.“I am confident to work with my former club and am appealing to the supporters of the club to be patient for us the technical team to succeed,” he told JOY Sports.In a related development, the appointment of Team Manager Patrick Madjitey has been terminated. His functions have been transferred to Logistics Officer Nat Ofosu, with the position renamed “Welfare Officer”. These changes were not made lightly or spurred by any impropriety on the part of the affected officers. Rather, they are part of a carefully conceived restructuring exercise that is expected to bring a fresh burst of energy and synergy to the technical department.last_img read more


NBA fines Clippers $50,000 for Doc Rivers’ comments on Kawhi Leonard’s health

first_img What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “It was shocking, but it doesn’t matter to me, you know what I mean? I’m not a guy who reads the media anyway,” Leonard said. “We’re gonna manage it the best way we can to keep me healthy and that’s the most important thing, me being healthy moving forward.”In his media address before Wednesday’s game, Clippers coach Doc Rivers told reporters that Leonard – who was was out with what was described on the Clippers’ injury report as “load management (knee)” – “feels great, but he feels great because of what we’ve been doing.”But as far as the league was concerned, the three-time All-Star missed the game (a 129-124 Clippers’ loss) because he was injured, not because he was resting.It was the disparity between the rationale that Rivers offered for Leonard’s absence and the medical reason that violated league rules, the NBA said in the release.“Following additional review of the L.A. Clippers not playing Kawhi Leonard in last night’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks, the NBA has confirmed that the team’s decision to sit Leonard for management of an injury was consistent with league rules. The team has reasonably determined that Leonard is suffering from an ongoing injury to the patella tendon in his left knee and has been placed by the team at this time on an injury protocol for back-to-back games.” Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Leonard expressed disappointment in the league’s decision.“I mean, for me, I’m on (Rivers’) side, you know what I mean?” Leonard said. “I’m a Clipper, he’s my coach, so that’s just disappointing. It feels like they want players to play if they’re not ready, but it is what it is. Like I said, I don’t read into it, I gotta do what’s gonna make me healthy and is gonna help the team be successful, and that’s me being able to play basketball games for us.”Leonard – who is averaging 29 points, 8.1 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 2.1 steals – also missed the first game of a back-to-back set last week in Utah. The Clippers also lost that game, which also was broadcast nationally by ESPN.Those games off are helping him deal with the injury, he said.“I mean, it just helps just from me pushing on something that’s not ready,” said Leonard, who scored a game-high 27 points Thursday. “So we’re just gonna keep managing it, moving forward. I’m not a doctor, that’s for the doctors and my training staff is for, letting me know. (I) just tell them how I feel and like I said, just gotta keep moving forward.”Leonard played nine games in his final season with the San Antonio Spurs, in 2017-18, when he was suffering from a quadriceps injury. After being traded to Toronto the following offseason, Leonard stuck to a load management plan that kept him strategically sidelined for 22 of the Raptors’ games – and healthy enough for an extended playoff run that ended in the franchise’s first NBA title.After signing with the Clippers, both the team and Leonard indicated that he didn’t plan to adhere to as stringent a load management schedule this season.“It’s different this season,” Leonard said at media day. “Last year, I was going in with an injury that I was dealing with the year before still lingering, and we knew that I had to be healthy going throughout the season and making it to the playoffs. But this year I’m feeling good, feeling way better than I was at the start of last season. But there’s really no plan laid out yet.”Related Articlescenter_img LOS ANGELES — The NBA fined the Clippers $50,000 on Thursday for statements it deemed inconsistent with what the team reported to the league regarding Kawhi Leonard’s health, indicating in a news release “that Leonard is suffering from an ongoing injury to the patella tendon in his left knee.”The famously private superstar, who joined the Clippers in free agency this offseason, confirmed that he’s been dealing with an injury that will continue to keep him from playing both games when they’re scheduled back to back.“No. That’s not what the doctor’s prescribing right now,” he said after the Clippers’ 107-101 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday at Staples Center. “That’s all I can say about it, we’re gonna manage it and just keep moving forward.”Leonard also said he was not pleased with the league’s decision to reveal the nature of his injury. Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Leonard missed two of the team’s first eight games.Meeting again with the media before Thursday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers – for which Leonard was in the lineup – Rivers was determined not to delve deeply back into the issue, saying he was “scared” even to answer questions related to load management. He also was careful about his response to the fine.“I think we said it all,” Rivers said. “I’m not getting into it, so no is the answer. What we said, we said, and whatever the release was, which I haven’t seen, is the release.”“Yeah, you’re always disappointed (in a fine),” Rivers added. “Sometimes you agree with a fine, sometimes you don’t. Doesn’t matter, that’s the one thing I’ve learned.”The league also fined the Clippers $50,000 for violating tampering following Rivers’ comments during last season’s playoffs, when the coach appeared in an ESPN special and compared Leonard with Michael Jordan, calling the Clipper-to-be “the most like Jordan we’ve seen.”last_img read more


Iron Ore workers in NL ratify new fiveyear agreement

first_imgLABRADOR CITY, N.L. – Iron Ore Company of Canada workers in Labrador City, N.L., have ratified a new five-year contact to end a strike that lasted nine weeks.The United Steelworkers Union says about 80 per cent of the workers who voted cast ballots in favour of the new agreement.The union says more than 1,300 members of two locals will return to work over the next several days.More than 300 other workers at the company’s port and railway operations in Sept-Iles, Que., will vote on a similar offer on Tuesday.The five-year agreement includes wage increases averaging 2.4 per cent annually, including cost-of-living allowances.Ron Thomas, the president of USW Local 5795 says the deal also includes increases in medical benefit coverage and pensions, as well as an increase in the cap on medical benefits.“It is time to get IOC back up and producing so that our members and our communities can get some normalcy back into their lives,” added Local 6731 president Tony Record.The Labrador City strike began on March 27 after workers turned down an earlier offer from the company, and remained on strike after rejecting another offer in mid-April.last_img read more


Two women 55 and 75 killed in overnight stabbing in Montreal

first_imgMONTREAL – Police say two women, aged 55 and 75, are dead after an overnight stabbing in Montreal.Investigators say they were called to an apartment in the city’s east end at about 3:15 a.m. on Sunday.They say the younger woman was found dead at the scene and the older woman was taken to hospital with serious upper body wounds.Police say she was pronounced dead in hospital.They say a 35-year-old man, who was the son of the younger woman and grandson of the older, was arrested in connection with the case.There’s no word on charges.last_img read more


Harvey Tynes Calls Prime Minister Christie A Dismal Failure

first_img Related Items:#harveytynescallsPMafailure, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 8, 2017 – Nassau – Popular Attorney Harvey Tynes, QC, railed against Prime Minister Perry Christie and the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) as he urged Bahamians to vote against the government in a bid to save the country.Citing the two failed referendums, violent crime and the introduction of Value- Added Tax (VAT), Mr. Tynes explained that despite Mr Christie’s likability, he has been a “dismal failure and complete disaster” this term.Mr. Tynes admitted that he voted for the PLP in 2012, but went on to describe the upcoming general elections as the last chance to save the country in a short video that was circulated on social media on Friday.“I happen to like Perry Gladstone Christie,” he said. “The man has a big heart and a great sense of humour and I like people like that. Perry Christie happens to be one of my favourite people.”, Mr. Tynes said.“I voted PLP, most Bahamians voted PLP. We chose Perry Christie to lead our country out of the mess it was in. Now five years later what has Christie given us in return?”, Tynes continued.Turning his attention to the failed referendums on gaming and gender equality, Mr. Tynes noted that in both instances Mr Christie lied about his administration’s agenda and wasted millions of dollars on propaganda.“He also gave us VAT,” he said, “a crippling tax burden on the poorest of our people who are now literally starving to death. He gave us a series of downgrades in our credit rating as a country to our current junk status and now we are in danger of our Bahamian dollar being devalued.”Mr Tynes said: “Meanwhile violent crime in our country has gone completely out of control and now comes the shocking news that senior well-paid members of Christie’s cabinet are out there begging rich foreigners for personal favours instead of working to protect our interests as a people.”He added: “Let us face the truth, Perry Christie has been a dismal failure and complete disaster.”#magneticmedianews#harveytynescallsPMafailure Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more