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Pringle, Doherty and Mac Lochlainn raise Donegal burglaries in Dail

first_imgNews Previous articleGAA – Tyrone March Into Cup Semi FinalNext articleOmagh civil trial hears mobile phone evidence News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest By News Highland – January 17, 2013 Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pringle, Doherty and Mac Lochlainn raise Donegal burglaries in Dailcenter_img Facebook Pinterest Google+ The Dail has been told that Justice Minister Alan Shatter has given two fingers to Donegal for two days in a row.The issue of robberies at the homes of elderly people in Donegal has been the subject of a topical issues debate in the Dail this evening.Deputies Thomas Pringle, Pearse Doherty and Padraig Mac Lochlainn raised the issue, and each hit out at Minister Alan Shatter for not attending the Dail for the debate.Junior Minister John Perry repeated a number of points made by Allan Shatter on yesterday’s Shaun Doherty Show, and said MInister Shatter is acutely aware of the Donegal situation.Here is the debate in full…….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/oodailthur.mp3[/podcast] Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+last_img read more

Governor Wolf Video Statement on Recent Events in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Texas

first_imgGovernor Wolf Video Statement on Recent Events in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Texas National Issues,  The Blog,  Videos Watch Governor Wolf’s video statement on the recent events in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Texas. Read Governor Wolf’s full statement on recent events in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Texas.Read Governor Wolf’s flag order to honor the five police officers who were killed in the line of duty on Thursday, July 7, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf July 08, 2016   SHARE  TWEET SHARE Email Facebook Twitter By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolflast_img read more

Not all 14 unbeaten hoops teams are in Top 25

first_imgOthers receiving votes: Iowa 53, Pittsburgh 48, Saint Mary’s 24, Creighton 9, Michigan 7, George Washington 5, New Mexico 3, Virginia 3, Oklahoma 1. 22. UCLA9-19123 1. Arizona (30)11-07981 6. Wisconsin12-06456 Pittsburgh’s Lamar Patterson (21) in action against Youngstown State in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)Breaking down this week’s Associated Press college basketball poll:___UNRANKED UNBEATENS: At the start of the week, there were 14 Division I teams that had yet to lose a game, and all but three of them are ranked in the Top 25.Pittsburgh (10-0), Toledo (9-0) and Saint Mary’s, Calif. (8-0) are unranked.Six of the unbeatens — Arizona, Syracuse, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Villanova and Connecticut — are ranked in the top 10.The others are No. 11 Wichita State, No. 13 Oregon, No. 17 Iowa State, No. 22 Massachusetts and No. 23 Missouri.On the other side of the win-loss ledger, three Division I teams have yet to a win a game: Cornell (0-10), Tennessee State (0-10) and Grambling State (0-4).___BIG MOVES: Saturday’s Kentucky-North Carolina game accounted for the week’s biggest poll moves.The Tar Heels’ 82-77 victory moved them from No. 18 to 14th.Kentucky, the preseason No. 1, dropped from No. 11 to 19th with its third loss of the season — all to teams ranked in the top 14 in this week’s poll.Kansas, which lost to Florida last week before beating New Mexico, dropped five spots to 18th, the Jayhawks’ lowest ranking since they were 21st in February 2009.___BEATING RANKEDS: North Carolina’s 82-77 victory over Kentucky on Saturday was the Tar Heels’ third win this season over a ranked team. North Carolina also beat then-No. 3 Louisville and then-No. 1 Michigan State.The Tar Heels are the only team this season with wins over three ranked opponents.Iowa State (No. 7 Michigan and No. 23 Iowa); San Diego State (No. 20 Creighton and No. 25 Marquette); and Villanova (No. 2 Kansas and No. 23 Iowa) are the only teams with two wins over ranked opponents.___DOUBLE-RANKED GAMES: There are two games between ranked teams this week.On Tuesday, No. 15 Memphis and No. 16 Florida meet in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden. On Saturday, No. 7 Oklahoma State and No. 20 Colorado meet at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.There will be as close to a double-ranked game as possible Thursday at Madison Square Garden when No. 8 Duke faces UCLA, which was 26th in this week’s voting.USA Today Top 25 PollThe top 25 teams in the USA Today men’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 15, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: 9. Wichita State10-05458 4. Louisville9-16764 2. Ohio State (1)10-07482 5. Michigan State8-16535 RecordPtsPvs 18. North Carolina7-228821 11. Oregon9-049011 12. Villanova10-041314 2. Syracuse (1)10-07483 21. Kentucky8-321710center_img 14. Memphis7-134915 13. Iowa State8-035116 20. UMass9-022920 23. San Diego State7-19024 10. UConn9-049412 17. Florida7-229619 19. Kansas7-323213 7. Oklahoma State9-15559 15. Gonzaga10-131116 25. Missouri10-076– 15. Baylor8-131118 8. Duke7-25537 24. Colorado10-188–last_img read more

‘Overtime:’ Michael Jackson was and still is ‘The King of Pop!’

first_imgIn this May 31, 1997 file photo, U.S. Popstar Michael Jackson performs during the opening concert of his “HIStory Tour Part II” across Germany and Europe at the Weserstadion in Bremen, North Germany. (AP Photo/Joerg Sarbach, file):10 ~    Ok, so you do know Michael . . . “The King of Pop” Jackson is dead . . . right? So I guess you also know he, well kinda he, has the #1 song in the land, but somehow you can’t understand why he was and still is “The King”! Even you haters gotta love that!:09 ~    And while I have you haters’ attention, let me put you on Front Street. If you’re over        “50”, don’t act like you didn’t do the robot to “Dancin Machine”. Don’t pretend like you         didn’t want to know who “Billie Jean” was, and for goodness sake, don’t even think about trying to tell me you didn’t sing “I Want You Back” after your girl walked out on you for      the fifth time. Yeah, you cried over “Ben” the rat . . . we all did. You marveled at the  dance routine of “Smooth Criminal”. You thought “Remember the Time” was super cool.  You ran to the dance floor the first moment you heard “You Rock My World”. And if  you open your mouth to try and convince me that you have never done the entire       “Thriller” dance at a wedding reception at least five times, I’ll smack all the taste out your    mouth! (Go ahead, put the C.D. in . . . nobody’s watching).Bill Neal:08 ~    So this bears repeating. I’ve never had a drop of alcohol, a cigarette, or a drug in my life. Anybody that really knows me will confirm that. Now, that being said, that moral value   statement and five bucks will get you a Big Mac meal. Point being, I am no saint and I  am not looking for a pat on the back. So yes, Bell and Blunt (get it “Blunt”?) should be      held accountable and punished to the fullest extent of the Mike Tomlin and Rooney family and NFL law. But if you want to believe that with all the people and cars and trucks and fumes on McKnight Road that the police officer pulled them over because he smelled weed and not because they were “driving while Black” wwweeelll, have I got  a bridge to sell you. C’mon man!:07 ~    See, it’s like I told you before. Right now you give less than a damn about soccer.:06 ~    You could write a book on Alvin Byrd, literally. But let me say this. Nicest guy in the  world. mooth as silk . . . all the time. A leader – trend setter – talented – highly  intelligent man – and as you all know, wrote the book on G.Q. Rest in Peace “Byrd”.  You were, in fact, The Man!:05 ~    I don’t know what you’re getting all upset about. The Pirates have “35” more games to play. Watch what happens when everybody gets healthy. As my good Brother Jerome   Flint would say, “Don’t worry. Don’t worry”.:04 ~    Yes boys and girls, “The Steelers have problems and they are many.” Quote the emperor   Chuck Noll.:03 ~    By the time you read this, Kevin Love will be a Cleveland Cav. Then I guess he and King James are going to cure cancer and save the world from destruction. Cleveland . . .   Miami . . . Cleveland. I just don’t like LeBron. Sorry Zik!:02 ~    Football season is here. No more lonely days. No more lonely nights. And you won’t  say it out loud, but now you don’t care what your women say or do till February.:01 ~    So you know how when you pass by the Giant Eagle in East Hills and you’re going down   Verona Road past the Dairy Queen, then you go a little further, well, right next to Bonus Tire is “The Lounge on Verona”. Well, that’s where the Par-tay is on Saturday,  August 30th – 8:00 p.m. till 2:00 a.m. – free parking – cash kitchen and the best fried  chicken in town – cash bar – 50/50 and The Legend Sly Jock breaking you down. We’re   gonna be Dancin . . . Eatin . . . and Drinking with or without you. ($10 to get in . . . the    good times are free!!!)last_img read more

Holmdel Historic Cemetery Is Getting A Facelift

first_imgStory and photos by Joseph SapiaHOLMDEL – At the Beau Ridge residential development on Laurel Avenue, one can park a car and walk across a footbridge over a stream, only to find a small hill with a cemetery, surrounded by condominiums.It is one of various family burial grounds one can find in Central Jersey, where the farm that once sat in place is now developed land, with the cemetery still, sometimes barely, hanging on. This one is the Hendricks Family Burial Ground, where members of among the township’s oldest families – Hendricks or Hendricksons, depending on the variation of the surname – were buried from about 1700 to 1950.Now, with the warmer weather here, work is continuing on restoring the 1-acre cemetery, where it is believed 99 are buried, but with only 63 graves that are marked.What happened to the cemetery was a combination of the land being sold by the Hendrickson family in about 1985, when it was then a horse farm, for the Beau Ridge development; the cemetery falling into disrepair; and, in 2010, the governing body of Beau Ridge residents hiring a company to clear the cemetery, according to Art Rittenhouse of Sayreville, one of the family members.The latter led to a lawsuit by the Hendricks and Hendrickson Family Association of New Jersey against Beau Ridge and various parties, Rittenhouse said. The litigation was settled in the last several months, for a confidential amount – “enough money” to rehabilitate the cemetery, Rittenhouse said.“I’m glad the destruction has stopped, the settlement made and the restoration started,” said Robert Hendrickson of Wall. Rittenhouse said it was “probably in the early ‘90s” the cemetery began falling into disrepair. In 1999, the family had a reunion and visited the cemetery, which “was a mess,” according to Hendrickson.Over the months, the cemetery has been cleaned, which remains a work in progress. In the last year or so, a wooden fence was put up as part of a Boy Scouts Eagle project, for example.The rehabilitation also includes clearing out vegetation, repositioning old gravestones, and putting in new, but historic-looking, gravestones.“We’re hoping for possibly September to have a rededication (of the cemetery),” Rittenhouse said.Lois Hendrickson Ketcham of Wall is a Hendricks-Hendrickson family member who does family history.“Doing family history, I’m proud how the family has been here from the beginning,” Ketcham said. “I don’t want to forget the past.”Although there is room for more burials, “we’re not planning on putting” more graves in, Rittenhouse said.Rittenhouse said it appears his roots through his maternal side go back to William Hendrickson, a founder of Holmdel. William and his brother, Daniel, another township founder, were buried at the cemetery in the early 1700s.Earlier this year, various family members visited cemetery together.“I’m very happy we’re all here today,” said Claire Hendrickson Waltsak of Wall. “I feel I’m made up of all these people buried here.“We’re still here,” Waltsak said. “I hope I make my founders proud.”last_img read more

New Cell Tower Raises Concerns in Little Silver

first_imgThe installation replaced and greatly increased the height of an aging tower of approximately 60 feet and will serve the borough’s emergency services and public works and the state police and county hotlines. Verizon, which had previously proposed a tower atop a downtown commercial building, instead funded the construction of the tower in exchange for a reduced rent for placing its antennas there. The estimated cost to install the tower, had the borough funded it, would have been $150,000. “It’s not a beautiful thing,” said Mayor Robert Neff. He added that he had tried to get the word out during the discussion and planning stages of the tower, but even he hadn’t expected the tower to be quite so prominent.Prior to the installation, the police chief said he had brought an independent company in to do a study on the potential health effects associated with the tower. “The fact that our governing body thought this was the best look is insane,” Holmgren said. “At this point, I think what everyone wants is for Verizon to not be part of it. The second thing is, if they need to keep it erected then they need to make it prettier.” By Jenna O’Donnell |LITTLE SILVER – Concerned residents are urging borough officials to find a way to rid their neighborhood of a newly erected cellular tower many of them deemed an eyesore and a potential health concern.During a workshop and council meetings that lasted late into Monday night, angry residents lambasted the mayor and council for agreeing to let Verizon install a bulky cellular tower close to residents’ homes and Markham Place School – and for not accurately notifying them of what the new construction would entail.“I support a regular communications tower for the safety of our town,” said Alicia Holmgren, a borough resident whose property is 200 feet from the tower. “But that is not for the safety of our town at all. That is for Verizon and that is for revenue. I’m very disappointed in every single person who looked at those plans and thought that this was a good decision.”Verizon installed the 95-foot communications tower Wednesday, May 17 as part of an upgrade meant to address some of the “dead spots” in town that had been an ongoing issue for first responders, according to Chief of Police, Daniel Shaffery. Yet residents were less thrilled with the savings and more worried about the safety, aesthetics and location of the tower. Several pointed out the unknown health risks associated with radio waves and how that could affect children at the school or in the homes nearby, while others said their property values would suffer from the proximity. Most, including the mayor and council, agreed that the tower was ugly.center_img Residents who measured the distance of the tower from their yards and homes said it was built 448 feet from Markham Place School and about 80 feet from homes with children.June 2015 photo of the Little Silver Town Hall with former cellphone tower.Holmgren, who spoke to a lawyer, said she suspected the town was buying time, and that once Verizon goes live at the tower there would be no way to get it turned off. “I’m trying to get an emergency meeting scheduled for next week so we can plead our case one more time before the tower is turned on,” she said. “We work here,” Shaffery said. “Obviously, that was a concern of ours. If it was built by me (my house) I’d probably be upset about it as well. But we do work here and there is nothing definitive that says this causes (health problems).”Neff and members of the borough council agreed to move forward with residents’ requests to pay an independent third party to monitor radio waves from the tower to ensure they are within the limits agreed upon with Verizon. They also agreed to have the borough attorney look over the contract with Verizon to find out what the penalties would be to sever ties with the company. Holmgren, who started the Facebook group “Little Silver Citizens Against the Cell Tower” in hopes of getting more people involved, said she and others felt misled by the public information that had been released about the tower and disappointed in the decision-making that lead to it. One example, she noted, was a plan approved in Sea Bright where the cell tower and base resemble a sailboat mast and lifeguard stand.Borough officials were not sure what options were available, but assured residents they would explore their concerns and requests.“Please come back to the next meeting,” said Councilman Dane Mihlon, who noted that many of these discussions had happened before, but with less public participation. “I really wish you were all here a year ago.”“We’ll try to be responsive,” Neff added. “Honestly, I don’t think any of us expected this. We’ll see if there’s something that can be done.”This article was first published in the May 25-June 1, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Bombers Rugby salutes year end winners

first_imgThe end of the school term means time to hand out athletic awards at L.V. Rogers High School.Two Bombers garnering top honours were Grade 12 players Simon Yole and Simon Yole and Mariah Maglio. Yole, powerful, high work rate, durable and commited, captured the Most Valuable Player award for the Bombers Rugby side.Yole also was the Commissioner’s Winner at B.C. High School Rugby Championships in Abottsford.Meanwhile, on the girl’s circuit, Maglio topped the awards by winning the Most Valuable Player for the Bombers.Maglio was the leading scorer with amazing speed and gifted offensive abilities.Other award winners for the Bombers Rugby include Rookie of the Year: Emma Schrader and Jef Vreys while Tiffany Markin and Brandon Sagal were Coaches Award winners.last_img read more

Partnerships ‘key to better education’

first_img29 November 2010 Partnerships between the government and the private sector were crucial to improving education in the country, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe told a business breakfast hosted in Johannesburg on Monday by the International Marketing Council of South Africa. Motlanthe, accompanied by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, her deputy, Enver Surty, and Basic Education director-general Bobby Soobrayan, told the gathering of top businessmen and women that the government was well aware of the flaws in South Africa’s education system, and was implementing a plan to address these. “[W]e continue to have backlogs in infrastructure and facilities such as classrooms, laboratories, libraries and sporting amenities,” Motlanthe said. There was also still the need to improve the quality of teaching in the country’s schools. While a new curriculum had been introduced and was constantly being improved on, “many of our learners are still exiting the schooling system under-prepared for the world of work and life challenges”.‘A milestone occasion’ Strong partnerships were crucial to tackling these challenges, Motlanthe said, and he was therefore encouraged by the private sector’s “overwhelming response” to the call for building partnerships in the education arena. “Accordingly we see this occasion as a milestone towards cementing this partnership with the private sector that is already investing in our education system, and therefore, our future.” Motlanthe identified a number of areas that required investment from the government and business, including teacher development; school facilities; school management and governance; adult education; and bursaries and scholarships for promising but needy students. The Deputy President said that education was one of the government’s top five priorities, along with health, job creation, rural development and fighting corruption.Education the ‘single critical equaliser’ “As proven elsewhere in the world, education plays a pivotal role in the economic growth and development of a country.” For a country like South Africa, in particular, overcoming social ills such as poverty and inequality called for a strong education system “that empowers ordinary South Africans to respond with confidence to the imperatives of modern society”. Motlanthe said he was optimistic that “when we meet again in the near future we will receive some encouraging reports on how we are collectively taking this partnership to the next level. “One of the lessons we have learned from hosting the 2010 Fifa World Cup is that if we set our eyes on a particular target and mobilise society behind it, we can indeed deliver excellent results.” SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

October weather outlook

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest There are no changes to recent weather outlooks. Overall, it looks warmer than normal for October with rainfall at or below normal. It does look like November may turn somewhat wetter than normal as an early indication.October RISK:Temperatures – Above Normal (+3 to +5F)Rainfall – Normal to below normalFreeze – Below normal – Typically first freeze often occurs from north to south between Oct. 10 to 20. It will likely be delayed 1-2 weeks.See the typical freeze dates from the NOAA Midwest Regional Climate Center here:http://mrcc.isws.illinois.edu/VIP/frz_maps/freeze_maps.html#frzMapsThe NOAA/NWS/Ohio River Forecast Center 16-day rainfall outlook suggests normal ot drier than normal conditions in Ohio.http://www.erh.noaa.gov/ohrfc/HAS/images/NAEFS16day.pdfWith a significant El Nino expected this fall and winter, everything suggests warmer conditions with below normal precipitation across western Ohio and normal precipitation in eastern Ohio into winter.last_img read more

Group: Beef Checkoffs Unconstitutional

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Todd NeeleyDTN Staff ReporterOMAHA (DTN) — A cattle interest group has asked a federal court to declare unconstitutional 15 state beef checkoff programs, in a motion filed this week.Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of America, or R-CALF USA, filed a motion this week in the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana, asking the court to declare unconstitutional checkoff programs in Montana, Hawaii, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont and Wisconsin.According to court documents filed on Monday in Montana, R-CALF asked the court to enjoin the federal checkoff program from authorizing private state beef councils the use of a beef checkoff tax to fund “private speech without the payers’ affirmative consent.”The Montana court already has held that the action likely violated the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, as the court previously granted a preliminary injunction against the Montana Beef Council for using the money without consent.R-CALF now seeks a declaratory judgment and permanent injunction that applies to the state councils identified in the lawsuit.“The federal commodity ‘checkoff’ programs impose a targeted tax on producers of goods, including cattle, to fund ‘a coordinated program of promotion and research designed to strengthen their’ industry,” R-CALF said in its motion. “The Supreme Court held ‘the compelled funding’ mandated by these programs is ‘not permitted under the First Amendment.’“The only reason the Beef Checkoff has survived is the Supreme Court held two of the entities that use the funds, the ‘Beef Board’ and ‘Beef Committee,’ are ‘effectively controlled by the Federal Government,’ thus they generate ‘government speech,’ and ‘government speech’ is exempt from First Amendment scrutiny.”R-CALF said in its motion the councils’ use of checkoff funds supports private and not government speech.“Under Supreme Court precedent, if the checkoff subsidizes private speech, it violates the First Amendment,” the motion said. “Therefore, the court should enjoin the councils from using the money unless they first obtain affirmative consent, with the default being the money goes to the Beef Board and Committee to use for ‘government speech.’”Back in November 2018, the court granted R-CALF’s motion to expand an ongoing lawsuit to at least 13 states.The $1 federal checkoff sends 50 cents to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board while 50 cents goes to state beef councils. Fifteen states also have a state-operated $1 checkoff: Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Washington.R-CALF Chief Executive Officer Bill Bullard said in a statement the beef checkoff is harming U.S. cattle producers.“The beef checkoff is eliminating opportunities for U.S. cattle producers to remain profitable by promoting foreign beef as if it were equal to domestic beef and by supporting corporate efforts to consolidate and control our industry,” he said. “Our members said enough is enough and our plan is to put producers back in control of the checkoff, which our lawsuit helps accomplish.”A lawsuit filed in 2014 by the Organization for Competitive Markets demanded the release of 9,300 pages of documents related to the USDA’s Office of the Inspector General investigation into the beef checkoff program. The documents stem from two OIG audits of the beef checkoff and its contractors, including the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.The audits found producer investments in the checkoff are protected by a firewall that prevents beef checkoff dollars from being used for policy activities. Two audits by the OIG and several random audits by USDA found contractors to be in compliance with the laws that protect checkoff funds.In 2017, a federal court ordered the release of thousands of documents requested by the OCM, but most of them were heavily redacted.Todd Neeley can be reached at [email protected] him on Twitter @toddneeleyDTN(BAS/SK )© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more