By News Highland – May 15, 2013 Facebook 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report WhatsApp A Donegal County Councillor has called for the Government immediately provide funding to repair the Lifford water supply.Residents in Clonleigh Park, Croghan Heights and the Beechwood and Castlefinn Road areas have contacted Highland Radio News complaining about the lack of clean drinking water.A mother in Clonleigh Park says her family couldn’t get showered for their sons Holy Communion on Sunday because they had no clean water.The problems stem from the Lough Mourne supply and despite repeated council requests for government funding to replace the old piping, now money has yet to be made available.Local Councillor Gerry Crawford says it is a very serious problem:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/gerweb.mp3[/podcast] Government urged to provide funding to tackle Lifford water problems Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota News Previous articlePlayer of the League O’Neill focused on Donegal tieNext articleGweebarra fishing row back before the courts News Highland WhatsApp Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+ Twitter Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Pinterest Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers
UP NEXT Rubio, who was on a medical minutes restriction, scored 12 points. Jazz: Host the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday. Nurkic finished with 22 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and six blocks. CJ McCollum added 14 points for Portland, which has won seven of nine. McCollum gave Portland its biggest lead at 106-94 with 2:45 remaining. Mitchell’s free throws brought the Jazz to 108-104, but after Gobert’s block Joe Ingles missed a wide-open corner 3, Utah’s seventh straight miss from long distance down the stretch. RUBIO RETURNS TIP-INS Nurkic scored 17 points in the third quarter against Utah’s frontline, which has anchored the toughest defense in the league over the past 10 games. His layup, three-point play and tip-in — a personal 7-0 run — gave the Blazers an 80-75 edge late in the period. Trail Blazers: The first nine Portland baskets were points in the paint. Conversely, the Blazers went more than eight minutes in the second quarter without an inside basket. … Evan Turner got a technical for his reaction to a foul by Ricky Rubio in the second quarter. … Portland shot 7 for 13 in the second half from 3-point range after shooting just 1 of 5 in the first half. Donovan Mitchell continued his high-scoring streak with 36 points for Utah. Jae Crowder scored 15 while Rudy Gobert had 10 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks. In a matchup between two of the NBA’s hottest teams, the Blazers made 50 percent of their shots and piled up 30 assists to snap Utah’s six-game winning streak. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 26 points and Jusuf Nurkic had 17 in the third quarter to lift the Portland Trail Blazers past the Utah Jazz 109-104 on Monday night. Jazz: Jae Crowder got a technical after mixing it up with Nurkic in the third quarter. Gobert was whistled for another technical less than two minutes later. … Gobert is tied with Joel Embiid for the NBA lead with 39 double-doubles and has posted one in eight consecutive games. … Mitchell is averaging nearly 30 points over the last nine games. Lillard came back in and drained a 3 for a 101-90 advantage. Mitchell desperately tried to will the Jazz back with a variety of drives and shots in the lane, but no one else could score for Utah. Meyers Leonard’s second 3-pointer of the fourth quarter capped a 10-2 burst, all without Lillard on the court, to give the Blazers a 96-88 lead. On the other end, the Jazz missed open shot after open shot, helping Portland take command. Even though Utah won all six games Rubio missed, coach Quin Snyder said before the game: “There’s just so many things that are subtle that he does on the floor. On-the-ball defense, probably since the early part of the year, has been one of the things (where) he’s been solid. … It’s great to have him back. He’s a competitor and we missed him.” Written by January 21, 2019 /Sports News – Local Lillard, Nurkic’s big 3rd send Blazers past Jazz, 109-104 Blazers: Visit the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday. Portland’s 30 assists marked the 10th time in the last 12 games the Blazers have recorded at least 25. They are 14-3 this season when they finish with 25 or more. Tags: Basketball/NBA/Utah Jazz Rubio, who had been out since straining his hamstring in the first quarter against Milwaukee on Jan.7, returned to the court and it was none too soon for the Jazz. Besides Rubio, Dante Exum and Raul Neto have also been injured, forcing Mitchell to play the point. Associated Press
Kokoda Property managing director Mark Stevens and Hutchinson Builders head Scott Hutchinson officially “turn the sod”. Picture: SuppliedFLYING in the face of Brisbane’s apartment downturn, work has begun on a $248m luxury inner-city unit complex — backed by the financial nous of global investment banker Goldman Sachs.Construction has begun on Kokoda Property’s Chester and Ella dual building complex in Newstead after the firm secured $120m in funding from global investment bank Goldman Sachs. Alternative for the living zone. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours agoShared rooftop terrace. Exterior elevation of Kokoda Property’s $248m Chester & Ella project in Newstead. Ella white kitchen. Private lounge.Managing director Mark Stevens and Hutchinson Builders head Scott Hutchinson jointly turned the sod to mark the official kick-off of one of the few projects to make it through tightened funding conditions in Brisbane’s inner city apartment market.Kokoda Property director Sam Tucker said only high quality projects were making it through the tougher funding climate.“The reduced availability of finance means that only the best projects in Brisbane are moving to the construction phase,” he said. “This, in turn, is driving up the quality of multi-residential living in the city, which is a strong positive for Brisbane’s future”. Chester black kitchen.It’s Kokoda Property’s first foray into Brisbane, with the firm having paid $19m for the site in late 2015 after 18 years in the Melbourne market. When complete the development will see 320 luxury apartments across two 18-storey buildings with hotel-style shared amenities including around-the-clock concierge, rooftop terrace, health and wellness centre, private dining room, cinema, pool and shared outdoor kitchen areas.According to Kokoda, 135 apartments in Chester worth $95m were sold in a four-week period and Ella saw $14m worth of apartments sold in a single transaction and a further $22m during one weekend. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK
Williams’ stoppage time goal lifts Courage over Thorns 2-1HERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — Lynn Williams scored in stoppage time and the North Carolina Courage defeated the Portland Thorns 2-1 in the opening game of the National Women’s Soccer League Challenge Cup tournament. The NWSL is the first professional team sport in the United States to return amid the coronavirus pandemic. The teams had opened preseason training camps when the league shut down on March 12.Players from both teams collectively took a knee during the national anthem and wore Black Lives Matter T-shirts in pre-game warmups to protest racial inequity Players for both teams took a knee during the national anthem to protest racial inequality. NHL-DRAFT LOTTERY HORSE RACING-BELMONT-BARN QUARANTINEBelmont Park barn under precautionary quarantineNEW YORK (AP) — A barn at Belmont Park has been placed under a precautionary quarantine because of a suspected case of equine herpesvirus Type 1.New York Racing Association officials say a 4-year-old colt trained by Chris Englehart exhibited fever and neurological symptoms associated with EHV-1 on Saturday and is being treated by a private veterinarian. The colt named Freudnme last raced at Finger Lakes in upstate New York in June 2019.EHV-1 can cause upper respiratory infection in young horses. If a number of horses are housed together, they can become sick and then recover uneventfully. However, equine herpesvirus-1 can also cause a severe neurological disease that affects a horse’s brain and spinal cord, and may result in paralysis and death. Krueger coached offense, defense and special teams during more than three decades in the NFL and college. He was the head coach at Fresno State and Utah State and an assistant at Illinois. Krueger was an assistant coach with the expansion Buccaneers in 1976 and later became their general manager.His family says Krueger died Monday at his home in Pembroke Pines, Florida. He was 90. MLB-TOLES ARRESTEDDodgers’ Andrew Toles jailed in Florida on trespass chargeKEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles was in jail Saturday, charged with trespassing. Ecclestone made his assertion when he was asked his opinion on Hamilton setting up a commission to increase diversity in motorsport.OLYMPIC PROTESTS-CARLOS LETTERCarlos, US athletes take stand to end Olympic protest ruleDENVER (AP) — John Carlos wants to abolish the rule that bans protests at the Olympics. The renowned Olympic protester has written a letter with an influential group of American athletes, calling on the IOC to put in place a new policy done in collaboration with athletes from across the globe. Carlos and Tommie Smith raised their fists on the medals stand at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics to protest racial inequality in the United States. They were sent home for violating rules that ban such protests. Those rules remain in place today, though in the wake of global demonstrations against racial injustice, the IOC has recently expressed willingness to rethink them. NASCAR set for Truck, Xfinity, Cup tripleheader SundayLONG POND, Pa. (AP) — NASCAR is set for a tripleheader of racing at Pocono Raceway from three national series on Sunday.Rain has washed out the Truck Series race on Saturday in what was already a packed schedule. Pocono is the site of a Cup Series twin bill, with one race on Saturday and one on Sunday. The Truck Series was scheduled for Saturday and the second-tier Xfinity Series was scheduled for Sunday. The rainout forced the Truck Series to run at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, followed by 225 miles of Xfinity racing and a 350-mile Cup race.NASCAR says it’s the first time three NASCAR National Series races will be raced on the same day at the same track. It will be the fifth time three NASCAR National Series races will be run on the same day but those were at different tracks. The 34-year-old Georgian, playing a couple holes behind Johnson, had a chance at the tournament’s second 60 of the week but missed a 10-foot putt to the left on the 18th hole. He finished with a 54-hole score of 192 after shooting 66-65 the first two rounds. Johnson, who is looking for his 21st win on tour, also has improved each day, opening with a 69-64. Both golfers shot bogey-free rounds, with Todd making five birdies on the front nine and Johnson five on the back. Kevin Streelman fired a 63 after two straight rounds of 66 and was just three shots back. Mackenzie Hughes, who led after a 60 on Thursday, shot his second straight 68 for sole possession of fourth place. Phil Mickelson, who celebrated his 50th birthday last week, began the day with a one-stroke lead, but struggled to a 71, finishing tied for seventh in a group six shots back. WOMEN’S SOCCER-THORNS COURAGE Play-in round team wins draft lottery, shot at LafreniereUNDATED (AP) — Presumptive top selection Alexis Lafreniere will have to wait a little bit longer to find out his NHL destination. Chaos reigned at the NHL draft lottery, with the No. 1 pick still up for grabs in a second lottery drawing. The eight teams that lose in the qualifying round of the playoffs have an equal chance of drafting first. The Kings got the second pick, the Senators the third thanks to 2018 trade with San Jose and the league-worst Red Wings dropped to fourth. Ottawa has the third and fifth picks and is the first team since 2000 with two selections in the top five.As part of the NHL’s 24-team playoff format if it resumes, 16 teams will play each other in best-of-five series to move on — and the losers of those matchups now have a major consolation prize looming: equal 12.5% odds of landing Lafreniere.NASCAR-TRIPLEHEADER Associated Press Referring to the actions of Carlos and Smith, the letter says “It is time for the Olympic and Paralympic movement to honor their bravery rather than denounce their actions.”Carlos joined the leadership of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s athlete advisory council in sending the open letter to the International Olympic and Paralympic committees on Saturday. The letter said the AAC had discussed the issue with the IOC’s athlete commission. NFL-OBIT-KRUEGERFormer NFL, college coach Krueger dies at 90; Bucs’ 1st GMPEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — Former NFL and college coach Phil Krueger has died. Krueger helped build a dominant defense as an assistant for 1967 national champion Southern California and later became part of the first coaching staff in Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ history. F1-HAMILTON-ECCLESTONEHamilton saddened and hurt by Ecclestone’s racism commentsPARIS (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has criticized what he called “ignorant and uneducated” comments by former F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone.Hamilton, a six-time world champion and the only Black driver in F1, was dismayed by Ecclestone’s claim during an interview with broadcaster CNN on Friday that “in lots of cases, Black people are more racist” than white people.On Instagram, Hamilton called the comments “sad and disappointing” and said they “show us how far we as a society need to go before real equality can happen.” Update on the latest sports Sunday’s Cup race comes with a twist. The field will be set by inverting the lead-lap finishers from race No. 1.SPEEDWAY OWNER-ROPE ADSpeedway loses partnerships after ‘Bubba rope’ postPINE HALL, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina racetrack has lost some partnerships after its owner advertised “Bubba Rope” for sale. The online ad was posted days after a noose was found in the garage stall of Bubba Wallace, the only Black driver in NASCAR’s top series.The racetrack owner’s post on Facebook Marketplace sparked a backlash on social media and condemnation from the North Carolina governor’s office. The Winston-Salem Journal reports that a concrete company and a driver series have ended their partnerships with the half-mile, dirt track 311 Speedway in Stokes County. June 27, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditPGA-TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIPTodd matches Johnson’s 61 to take the lead; Mickelson drops to 7thCROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Brendon Todd and Dustin Johnson each shot career-low 61s at the Travelers Championship on Saturday, leaving Todd with a two-stroke lead over the 2016 U.S. Open champion. The 28-year-old player was detained this week at the airport in Key West, Florida, by a Monroe County sheriff deputy. The Miami Herald reported he was found sleeping behind a Federal Express building at the airport and refused to move.Jail records show Toles appeared to be homeless when arrested Monday on the misdemeanor charge. His bond was set at $500 but he remained jailed and is scheduled for arraignment Thursday.Toles rose from the low minors to the majors in just months and became a postseason star for the Dodgers in 2016. He was the starting left fielder in the second half of 2016 and early in 2017. In May of that year, he tore a knee ligament and spent most of 2018 at Triple-A Oklahoma City. The team said Toles never reported to spring training camp in 2019 because of a personal matter. He did not play that year.Toles struggled with anxiety issues even before the Dodgers signed him to a minor league contract. He was Tampa Bay’s minor league player of the year in 2013 but was released in 2015. He was working the early-morning shift in the frozen-food section of a grocery store before the Dodgers recruited him. NYRA says all 37 horses stabled in Barn 37 will be monitored daily for fever and other signs of illness. They won’t be allowed to enter races or train among the general horse population. The length of the quarantine will depend on the results of tests.Belmont’s current meet ends July 12. It is racing without spectators because of the coronavirus pandemic.Tiz the Law won the Belmont Stakes at the track a week ago.
Click HERE if you’re unable to view the gallery or video on your mobile device.CHARLOTTE, N.C. -– If only the third shot on the last rack did not rim in and out. Then, Stephen Curry could have the storybook-ending he craved.He could have won his second 3-point competition during All-Star Weekend. He could have done it in his hometown. He could have had bragging rights against his brother, Seth, who plays for the Portland Trail Blazers. “A 3-point competition with that kind of …
The CSIR, the Agricultural Research Council and Nestlé, together have launched a new range of noodles made from the nutritious indigenous vegetable morogo. It is an innovative commercial product that is expected to benefit local farming, particularly small-scale farmers. A morogo two-minute noodles product line is launched by Nestlé brand Maggi in October 2015, utilising the “proven health benefits of the leafy vegetable and, at the same time, helping (to) develop small-scale farming in South Africa”. (Image: Nestlé) A new locally grown and manufactured consumer product, Maggi 2-Minute Morogo Noodles, is the result of a three-year collaborative research project between South Africa’s Department of Science and Technology (DST), Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Agricultural Research Council (ARC), and multinational food group Nestlé to develop the commercial potential of the popular vegetable staple and its farmers.This latest development falls in line with the vision of the National Development Plan, which has a particular focus on key areas such as rural development, skills development and job creation.An added benefit is the export possibilities for the product to the rest of the world. This would give South African small-scale agriculture a competitive jumpstart in those markets.The partners researched South Africa’s biodiversity to confirm morogo’s nutritional and pharmaceutical benefits, as well as its functional food applications. The Nestlé @CSIR and @ARCSouthAfrica teams who made the creation & production of the Morogo Noodles possible #CSIR70 pic.twitter.com/LFBX45naW1— Nestlé South Africa (@NestleSA) October 8, 2015 Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor made the breakthrough announcement on 8 October at the fifth CSIR Conference. The department “is proud of this key milestone where we successfully translated academic research into an innovative commercial product, which will be enjoyed by South African consumers,” she said.Dr Rachel Chikwamba, the CSIR’s group executive for strategic alliances and communication, added: “We provided our expertise in the processing of indigenous products to jointly develop this innovative product with Nestlé that will benefit the people of our country.” How Nestlé is turning South Africa’s traditional leafy greens to gold – AFKInsider http://t.co/2vuZDY3Yaq pic.twitter.com/kOeeZMInHK— Leona Ungerer (@ungerlm) October 11, 2015 This is the first time that morogo, also known as amaranthus, has been used in large-scale processed food production. Nestlé’s long-term stated goal is to help local small-scale farmers boost their income by producing morogo on a commercial scale.Various other leafy greens, including cleome and cow pea, were considered and assessed by Nestlé and the CSIR and ARC research teams for nutrient bioavailability during digestion. After extensive study and consumer research, morogo was ultimately chosen for its versatility and abundance. The Morogo Noodles are available at Shoprite for now. To know more about it: http://t.co/cCEpCl9Wyu. pic.twitter.com/tfKynU3HO0— Nestlé South Africa (@NestleSA) October 9, 2015 Nestlé, the company said, was using morogo for a new line of Maggi two-minute noodles “because of its proven health benefits, particularly the presence of beta carotene, minerals and protein”.Morogo, with its distinctive leaves and taste, is extremely adaptable. It grows easily in various weather and soil conditions.“In South Africa, indigenous knowledge has massive potential for research, development and innovation,” said Pandor. “We successfully translated academic research into an innovative commercial product which will be enjoyed by South African consumers.”Nestlé’s collaboration with the South African government demonstrated the company’s commitment to communities in which it did business, said Ravi Pillay, its South African director of corporate affairs. It was a way of “leveraging global expertise for local preference”.It was also an opportunity for South Africa’s small-scale farmers, said Chikwamba.“We also evaluated the commercial viability of producing African leafy vegetables in a sustainable manner for commercial and smallholder farmers,” said Shadrack Moephuli, the chief executive of the ARC.Sources:AFKInsiderCSIRNestlé
Who will win enough games to compete for this?The NFL Draft is dominating today’s news cycle but it’s always a good time to make some College Football Playoff predictions. About five months away from the 2016 season, some of ESPN’s College GameDay crew has done just that. ESPN play-by-play announcer Chris Fowler tweeted out the teams himself, Jesse Palmer, Desmond Howard, Joey Galloway and Kaylee Hartung are picking to make the College Football Playoff. Clemson was the only unanimous selection between the five college football personalities, while seven other teams – Oklahoma, Baylor, Alabama, LSU, Stanford, Tennessee and Houston – were picked by at least one of them. fired up panel @JessePalmerABC @DesmondHoward @Joey_Galloway @KayleeHartung making bold CFB predictions at our sponsor summit tonight! 1/2— Chris Fowler (@cbfowler) April 28, 20162/2 our panel’s consensus CFB playoff pick: @ClemsonFB w/ OU, BAY, ALA, LSU, TENN, STAN, HOU also mentioned by at least one of them.— Chris Fowler (@cbfowler) April 28, 2016Some pretty popular choices, but it’s surprising to see no Big Ten teams on their list. Both Michigan and Ohio State are thought to be preseason top 10 teams and it’s tough to imagine a one-loss Big Ten champion getting left out.Who are you picking?
zoom CMA CGM’s North European Mediterranean Oceania (NEMO) and Hapag Lloyd’s Europe, Australia Express (EAX) combined service will begin calling at DP World London Gateway Port in early January 2017, with CMA CGM’s Rossini as the first to call on the service.In addition to four port calls at cities in Australia, the service will provide the port with more direct links between Singapore, Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Malta and Italy.The full NEMO/EAX service loop into the UK from Australia comprises: Fremantle, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Singapore, Port Kelang, Chennai, Colombo, Cochin, Damietta, Malta, Salerno and DP World London Gateway.Outbound of the UK, the NEMO/EAX service loop comprises: Rotterdam, Hamburg, Le Havre, Fos Sur Mer, Genoa, Damietta, Pointe Des Galets and Fremantle.“With this new service we are now the only UK port to provide direct services to Australia, giving importers and exporters a unique trade advantage. This service also enhances our connection to the Mediterranean, opening up new markets for Port and Logistics Park users at DP World London Gateway,” James Leeson, Head of Port Commercial, DP World London Gateway, said.
zoom Investigations into two separate collisions involving US Navy vessels have revealed that multiple failures by watch standers contributed to the incidents.The navy released a report on November 1 detailing the events and actions that led to the collision of USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and Philippine-flagged containership ACX Crystal, operated by Japan’s NYK Line, off the coast of Japan June 17, and the collision of USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) and Liberian-flagged tanker Alnic MC on August 21.“Both of these accidents were preventable and the respective investigations found multiple failures by watch standers that contributed to the incidents,” Adm. John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), said.The report showed that the collision between Fitzgerald and Crystal was avoidable and resulted from an accumulation of smaller errors over time, “ultimately resulting in a lack of adherence to sound navigational practices.”Specifically, Fitzgerald’s watch teams disregarded established norms of basic contact management and, more importantly, leadership failed to adhere to well-established protocols put in place to prevent collisions. In addition, the ship’s triad was absent during an evolution where their experience, guidance and example would have greatly benefited the ship.The second collision, between John S. McCain and Alnic MC, was also avoidable and resulted primarily from complacency, over-confidence and lack of procedural compliance, the US Navy said.A major contributing factor to the collision was sub-standard level of knowledge regarding the operation of the ship control console. In particular, McCain’s commanding officer disregarded recommendations from his executive officer, navigator and senior watch officer to set sea and anchor watch teams in a timely fashion to ensure the safe and effective operation of the ship.With regard to procedures, no one on the Bridge watch team, to include the commanding officer and executive officer, were properly trained on how to correctly operate the ship control console during a steering casualty, according to the report.These collisions, along with other similar incidents over the past year, indicated a need for the Navy to undertake a review of wider scope to better determine systemic causes. The navy’s completed its Comprehensive Review of Surface Fleet Incidents on October 23, 2017.
Annette FrancisAPTN NewsIn two weeks Ottawa will play host to the Mòshkamo Indigenous Arts Festival.The two week event will feature some of the top Indigenous artists in music, theatre and food.Buffy Sainte Marie, Jeremy Dutcher, Susan Aglukark and Cody Coyote are among the headlining acts.The play “The Unnatural and Accidental Women” from director Marie Clement will put missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls front and centre.The play tells the story of the spirits of 10 women who bear witness to each other’s lives and deaths.Jennifer Brousseau, an actor in the play, says the work “is a bit heavy — but it’s to start tearing down those walls and to be really honest and raw about our stories.“Because the only way to heal through this and the only way for change to happen is to be talking through it,” she explains, “and art is an incredible form to bring these through to the open and to the public.”The play will mark the first production in the first season of the National Arts Centre’s Indigenous Theatre program, led by Artistic Director Kevin Loring.“We’re going to see some amazing stuff,” he says of the festival. “There’s Buffy Sainte Marie, Susan Aglukark with the orchestra — we have theatre, we have dance, we have a main stage, we have our first ever production as Indigenous theatre…it’s going to be amazing.” Mòshkamo Indigenous Arts Festival runs Sept. 11-29 at the National Arts Centre in [email protected]