Previous articleRestrictions in place on Derry’s Foyle Bridge as winds intensifyNext articleMcHugh questions the defensive system after Donegal’s poor defeat to Monaghan News Highland Land League calls for adjournment of repossession cases in Letterkenny after 24 hour postponement By News Highland – March 9, 2015 Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp The Land League in Donegal is calling for repossession cases at Letterkenny Registrar’s Court to be adjourned for a month.Cases which were to have been heard today have been postponed until tomorrow, but Carena Mc Callig of the Land league says the notice given was inadequate and many people may be missing from the court tomorrow as a result.Ms Mc Callig says this is a very serious situation, and if tomorrow’s hearing goes ahead, then people should attend.However, she says a longer adjournment is needed to ensure that everyone is in court at the proper time……………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/carenacourt.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Homepage BannerNews Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal
By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Another of the six GOP candidates in the race to replace Sen. Joe Donnelly launched his first campaign ad six months ahead of the primary election, saying he’s “tired of watching Congress do nothing.”Mike Braun, a former Republican state representative from Jasper, debuted his first commercial Tuesday as part of his push to win the Senate. As the CEO and founder of Meyer Distributing, a nationwide auto parts distribution company, Braun is running from a business perspective.“I’ve spent my life building a business and creating jobs,” Braun said in a statement. “I am running for U.S. Senate because we need leaders who understand the real consequences of the failure of our federal government and are capable of delivering solutions for Hoosiers on issues like health care and tax reform.”Braun is seeking to become the GOP front runner who will race to replace Donnelly, a Democrat finishing his first term in the Senate. Donnelly, who is seeking reelection, so far is unopposed in the Democratic primary..Luke Messer and Todd Rokita — both Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives — have been more high profile than the other candidates running in the primary.The other candidates in the race so far are Terry Henderson, a businessman who works at Down AgroSciences; Andrew Takami, director of Purdue Polytechnic New Albany; and Mark Hurt, attorney and former advisor to Sen. Dan Coats. None of those candidates has more than $100,000 on hand.Braun put $800,000 of his own money into the campaign at the end of September, giving him the opportunity to buy ads to make himself better known. Federal records show he raised an additional $200,000 from other sources, leaving a little more than $1 million in the bank.“You can be the best candidate in the world but if you don’t have money to introduce yourself to voters or to tell voters why you’re running, you have no way to get to them,” said Nathan Gonzales, editor of Inside Elections. “You need money to communicate your message.”Because of the $800,000 Braun donated to his campaign, he’s been able to communicate his message to a wider audience. Rokita and Messer, who have been sharply critical of each other, both released ads earlier in the campaign.Braun’s ad didn’t mention other politicians, but rather explained his background as a businessman and how he wants to “get Washington moving again.”Rokita’s ad, however, call out other politicians directly. The ad targeted Donnelly by accusing him of being part of the “rigged” system and took subtle digs at Messer.Like Braun, Messer’s ad doesn’t directly attack other politicians. However, he attacked Rokita in an email blast saying he was “tired of Todd Rokita lying about my family,” which came after Messer relocated his family to Washington, D.C. following his 2012 election.Meanwhile, Braun is getting outside help. A super PAC, Our Indiana Voice, announced it is forming to support Braun’s candidacy for the Senate, saying currently politicians in Washington, D.C. are not getting work done. The PAC is being run by veteran political operative David Carney.Carney, a political strategist from New Hampshire, also oversaw a super PAC that spent $1.5 million to help Republican Rep. Trey Hollingsworth win Indiana’s 9th Congressional District in 2016, USA Today reported.“Mike Braun brings the business sense and outside the beltway thinking that people are looking for,” Carney said in a statement. “It’s time to send someone to the Untied States Senate who will be the voice of the people, not the special interests.”Yet while Braun pushes to win the GOP seat in the hotly contested Senate race, Donnelly — the incumbent — continues to add more cash to his war chest.In early October, he reported receiving $1.3 million in donations from July to the end of September — giving him a total of $4.6 million cash on hand.During the same time period, Messer raised $735,000 giving him a total of $2.4 million, and Rokita raised about $450,000, putting him at about $2.4 million.Political observers across the country have identified Donnelly as one of the most vulnerable incumbents. Voters elected Donald Trump for president by nearly 19 points and Donnelly is only one of 10 Democrats in the Senate who come from states won by Trump.EDITOR”S FOOTNOTE: Adrianna Pitrelli is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.This story reflects a correction. The original said there were seven GOP candidates in the race. There are six. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
SundayIncreasing clouds, humid. Showers after 8pm.Temps around 70.Wind: South 10 mphUV Index High We’ve had great start to the Memorial Day weekend, unfortunately it will not last. A Tropical Depression (or could be Tropical Storm Bonnie if it strengthens) located off the coast of South Carolina will hamper the end of our vacation weekend. With “Bonnie” to our south and an approaching cold front, a persistent southeast flow will pump ample moisture through the region. The threat of heavy rain exists heavy along with scattered storms into Ocean City late Sunday night into Monday. Wind will not be a factor with this system only localized heavy rain. Until then we still have a great Saturday and a decent Sunday as clouds will increase along with the humidity.Today:Sunshine, breezy, pleasantTemps: around 70.Wind: South 10mphUV Index: Very High Memorial DayShowers, t’storm mainly early in the day.Temps in the upper 60s.Winds: SE 10 mphUV Index Low
Vermont currently spends $3.3 million a year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is 32 percent of the $10.4 million recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Other key findings for Vermont include:Vermont this year will collect $108 million in revenue from the 1998 tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes, but will spend just 3.1 percent of it on tobacco prevention programs. This meansVermont is spending just 3 cents of every dollar in tobacco revenue to fight tobacco use.Since 2009, Vermont has cut funding for tobacco prevention by 37 percent, from $5.2 million to$3.3 million.The tobacco companies spend $19 million a year to market their products in Vermont. This is 5 times what the state spends on tobacco prevention.The annual report on states’ funding of tobacco prevention programs, titled “A Broken Promise to Our Children: The 1998 State Tobacco Settlement 13 Years Later,” was released by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Lung Association, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights.Vermont has been a leader in the fight against tobacco with a high cigarette tax ($2.62 per pack) and a strong smoke-free workplace law. However, the large cut in tobacco prevention funding has put the state’s progress at risk.”Vermont has been a real leader in fighting tobacco use, but has taken a big step backward by cutting funding for its tobacco prevention program,” said Matthew L. Myers, President of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. “To continue making progress, Vermont should restore funding for tobacco prevention. Even in these difficult budget times, tobacco prevention is a smart investment that saves lives and saves money by reducing tobacco-related health care costs.”In Vermont, 13 percent of high school students smoke, and 700 more kids become regular smokers each year. Tobacco annually claims 800 lives and costs the state $233 million in health care bills.Nationally, the report finds that most states are failing to adequately fund tobacco prevention and cessation programs. Altogether, the states have cut funding for these programs to the lowest level since 1999, when they first started receiving tobacco settlement payments. Key national findings of the report include:The states this year will collect $25.6 billion from the tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes, but will spend just 1.8 percent of it ‘ $456.7 million ‘ on tobacco prevention programs. This means the states are spending less than two cents of every dollar in tobacco revenue to fight tobacco use.States have cut funding for tobacco prevention programs by 12 percent ($61.2 million) in the past year and by 36 percent ($260.5 million) in the past four years.Only two states ‘ Alaska and North Dakota ‘ currently fund tobacco prevention programs at the CDC-recommended level.The report warns that the nation’s progress in reducing smoking is at risk unless states increase funding for programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit. The United States has significantly reduced smoking among both youth and adults, but 19.3 percent of adults and 19.5 percent of high school students still smoke.Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S., killing more than 400,000 people and costing $96 billion in health care bills each year. More information, including the full report and state-specific information, can be obtained atwww.tobaccofreekids.org/reports/settlements(link is external).SOURCE Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/
Clear Island, where this home at 8 Istana View is listed for sale is among Australia’s most consistent property markets. Picture: realestate.com.auONE of Australia’s most consistent property markets is on the Gold Coast and is primed for future price growth.Clear Island Waters has been identified in the latest Hotspotting Price Predictor Report in the top four most consistent Australian suburbs for property sales.According to Terry Ryder of Hotspotting the suburb was one which recorded a consistent level of sales and demand quarter after quarter.It has recorded about 40 property sales every quarter for the past two years, despite its high median house price of $1,150,000.It’s median house price increased by 16 per cent in the past 12 months.Mr Ryder said consistent sales patterns were generally a precursor to price growth and that suburbs such as Clear Island Waters “represented safety for investors’’. TOP THREE COAST HOMES GOING TO AUCTION More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“They are usually not boom markets, but have the valuable quality of solidity. And markets with this high level of even performance often have good price growth over time,’’ he said.Mr Ryder said it was an exampled that consistent markets could produce good price growth in the short-term and steady long-term capital growth rates.Real Estate Institute of Queensland Zone Chair Andrew Henderson predicts a lift in buyer activity on the Gold Coast during spring. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:15Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:15 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenThe Gold Coast has grown up02:15 “Historically as the weather warms up moving into springtime we also see an increase in buyer market activity and there is a rise in the number of properties being listed for sale with planned spring auction dates,’’ he said.“We are anticipating continuing buyer activity with the strong migration numbers to the Gold Coast form interstate and also with the number of auctions being conducted increasing each week.’’Mr Henderson said units close to the beach were in demand from owner occupiers, property investors and also those looking for a beachside “weekender”.
FIFA Women U20 World Cup qualifiers tooThe Confederation of African Football has postponed the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers between Nigeria and Sierra Leone earlier scheduled to hold on March 27 and March 31.Also postponed is the FIFA U20 World Cup qualifiers as well as the women AFCON 2020 qualifiers. The continent’s football regulator decided to postpone all the AFCON qualifiers scheduled from March 25-31 as a precautionary measure due to the coronavirus outbreak.Though only a few cases have been reported in Africa, CAF argued that several players who were supposed to play in the qualifiers ply their trades in countries severely affected by the virus and several clubs have refused to release their players to African Federations.Several African governments have taken strong restrictions on travels: lock down, quarantine for people coming from countries affected by the virus.“As CAF’s top priority remains the health and safety of our stakeholders (players, officials, sponsors, broadcasters, employees), we have been monitoring closely, together with our Medical Committee, the impact of the current coronavirus crisis,” CAF said in a statement.“For the above reasons and after studying carefully the current situation, CAF has decided to postpone the Total Africa Cup of Nations 2021 qualifiers scheduled from 25-31 March 2020.“We will share with you a proposal of a new calendar that will be communicated on a second step, according to the evolution of the coronavirus situation.”The Super Eagles lead the way in Group L of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with six points after wins against Benin and Lesotho.Before the postponement by CAF, the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF has secured a chartered flight to convey invited players from their respective bases in EuropePresident of the NFF, Amaju Pinnick said they are in close communication with the country’s Ministry of Health and the Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) ahead of the Super Eagles’ upcoming fixtures against Sierra Leone.Nigeria are scheduled to host the Leone Stars in Asaba for the first leg of their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture on March 27 before travelling to Freetown for the return leg four days later.The Covid-19 outbreak has left various competitions across the world on hold with several clubs undergoing self-isolation as a precautionary step to prevent the spread of the virus.In reaction to global happenings, Pinnick revealed the federation has secured a chartered flight to fly invited Super Eagles players to Nigeria.“We’ve already started to interface with the Federal Ministry of Health and the disease control unit and we are talking,” Pinnick told Brila FM.“At the moment we have not monitored whether there is coronavirus in Sierra Leone. What we have done is we have already gotten a charter so we are going to reduce the number of people that will fly with the Super Eagles. We want to reduce as many contacts as possible.”However, concerning the Africa Nations Championship, CHAN, slated for Cameroon, a delegation of Caf Medical Committee is scheduled to visit Cameroon from March 14-15 to access the prevention measures put in place by the Local Organising Committee after which a decision would be taken.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony 2019: Ed Reed’s bust steals show; social media reacts to incredible likeness “Tonight, I thanked many people who supported my career and many of you are my closest friends,” Bailey said. “Some of you are also considered experts of the game as much as I am. Out of the people I mentioned tonight, most of you are black men. My brothers. Some of you are athletes and some of you are non-athletes, but we are all black men first. It’s something we have more expertise in than any aspect of our lives. I’m a firm believer that if you want to create change, you better start with your friends and your family. So I’m starting here today. Champ Bailey was never a man known for wasted words. So when he talks, people listen.He took the opportunity to say something in his Hall of Fame speech Saturday that needed hearing. He wants everyone to “listen.” “I believe if we start listening, there’s no telling the progress we can make. All of us are dads, sons, brothers, your friends. We all understand that if we can’t get our friends to listen, then no one will. And to my black brothers, if you do not have anything positive to say about our social challenges, please keep your mouth shut.”Champ Bailey “We say this to all of our white friends, when we tell you about our fears, please listen…when we tell you we are afraid for our kids, please listen…when we tell you there are many challenges we face because of the color of our skin, please listen” pic.twitter.com/zjk3fyz1p1— gifdsports (@gifdsports) August 4, 2019Bailey made 12 Pro Bowls and three All-Pro teams in his 15-year career with the Redskins and Broncos. Former Raiders great Cliff Branch dies at 71 “The first thing people see when they look at me is not a Pro Football Hall of Famer or a husband or a father. They view me first as a black man. So, on behalf of all the black men that I mentioned tonight, and many more out there who’ve had the same experiences that I’ve had in my lifetime, we say this to all of our white friends: When we tell you about our fears, please listen. When we tell you we’re afraid for our kids, please listen. When we tell you there are many challenges we face because of the color of our skin, please listen. And please don’t get caught up in how the message is delivered. Yes, most of us are athletes, but we are black men first. Understand this. Things that make us great on the field, like our size and our aggression, are the same things that can get us killed off the field. Related News
Facebook1Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Intercity TransitIntercity Transit wants your input on its draft 2018 Budget and 2018-2023 Strategic Plan. Provide comment by:Calling 360-705-5852.Emailing [email protected] Budget & Strategic Plan, Intercity Transit, P.O. Box 659, Olympia, WA 98507.Attending a public hearing on November 15, 2017, 5:30 p.m. at Intercity Transit’s business office, 526 Pattison St. SE in Olympia.Comments must be received by 4:00 p.m., November 15 to be considered unless they are provided at the public hearing. The Intercity Transit Authority will make final decisions about next year’s budget and the agency’s updated strategic plan at their December 6, 2017 meeting.Getting InformationCopies of the proposed 2018 Budget and the draft Strategic Plan are available online at the Intercity Transit website, at the Intercity Transit business office, 526 Pattison St. SE in Olympia, the Olympia Transit Center, or by calling 360-786-8585. Copies are also available for review at Timberland Public Libraries reference desks in Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and Yelm.