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Minister Joe McHugh not thinking about make-up of next Government

first_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Pinterest Facebook Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Google+center_img Homepage BannerNews Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Previous articleWest Tyrone MLA calls for resolution in NI Water disputeNext articleJennifer Anniston says she won’t elope News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Minister Joe McHugh not thinking about make-up of next Government Donegal Deputy Joe McHugh says he isn’t even thinking about what the make-up of the next Government will be.Earlier today he Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney suggested Fine Gael could go into Government with Fianna Fáil.But there was opposition to Simon Coveney’s views within his own party, his coalition colleagues – and Fianna Fáil itself.Speaking to Highland Radio news, Deputy Joe McHugh said there is no point speculating, as ultimatelyAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease’s the people who will decide: By News Highland – January 20, 2015 WhatsApplast_img read more

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Royal Caribbean Cruises Bans Passenger for Life After She Takes Selfie…

first_imgMIAMI, Florida, CMC – Royal Caribbean Cruises says it has banned a passenger for life after she was seen taking a selfie on the railing of Allure of the Seas as it approached Labadee, Haiti last week.“Earlier this week, on the Allure of the Seas, a guest was observed recklessly and dangerously posing for a photo by standing on her stateroom balcony railing with the help of her companion,” said Royal Caribbean in a statement on Friday.“Security was notified, and the guests were later debarked in Falmouth, Jamaica as a result of their actions, and are now banned for life from sailing with Royal Caribbean.”On its website, Royal Caribbean says that “safety and security safety and security are everyone’s responsibility.“All guests must attend the mandatory muster drill, and follow all other safety instructions issued by the captain,” it says. “Should anyone become aware of someone being injured, or of unsafe or possibly illegal behavior during their cruise vacation, they should immediately report this to the ship’s security staff or other ship management.“This may be done through the ship’s telephone or by seeking the assistance of a crew member. If you do not immediately report an injury or unsafe/illegal behavior this delay may cause the ship’s personnel to be unable to effectively respond to the situation,” the website adds.“A reporting delay may also cause the ship to be unable to properly preserve information or evidence and may cause a delay in notifying the proper law enforcement or other Government officials,” it continues.Peter Blosic, a passenger on the Allure of the Seas, said he saw the unnamed woman taking the selfie while he was on his balcony.“I saw the woman climb on her railing. It happened so quickly. Not knowing what her intentions were, I alerted the crew,” Blosic told CNN.“If I said nothing, and she was going to jump, that would be horrible,” he added.last_img read more

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Uganda’s She Cranes are Africa netball champions

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Ugandan champions. PHOTO VIA @UgandaMediaCentFINAL RESULTSUganda ??   67  Zambia ??  50Malawi  71 Botswana 39Zimbabwe 68  Namibia 37Uganda’s She Cranes are Africa netball champions.With five wins out of five, the She Cranes capped a memorable tournament by beating Zambia 67-50 baskets on the final day of the six-nation event at Lugogo, Kampala.Spurred by goal attacker Proscovia Peace, Uganda humbled Africa’s top ranked team Malawi Queens and defending champions Zimbabwe Gems  in the tournament as they scored a record 335 baskets.Malawi Queens are ranked 6th in the world, Uganda is ranked 13th,  Zimbabwe 16th and Zambia 15th.The She Cranes entered the final day walking tall, after they got a boost from Uganda President Yoweri Museveni, who gave them and the U-20 netball teams a sh96 million .Team       P  W  D  L   PTS     GOAL AVUganda      5   5   0   0     10        335Malawi      5    4   0    1    8           284Zimbabwe 5   3   0    2    6           273Zambia      5   2   0    3    4           266Botswana  5   1   0    4    2Namibia    5   0   0    5    0 Uganda She Cranes:center_img Lilian Ajio – Goal Defender, Stella Nafuka – Goal Keeper, Wycline Natwentwa –Wide Defender, Betty Kiiza – Centre, Halima Nakachwa – Wide Attacker, Stella Oyella – Goal Attacker and Peace Proscovia – Goal Shooter.****OTHER RESULTSDay 1Uganda 72 def Botswana 29(20-7, 42-14, 57-22, 72-29)Day 2Malawi 55 def Zimbabwe 45(17-9, 28-21, ..-.., 55-45)Uganda 69 def Nambia 31(15-11, 38-15, 56-24, 69-31)Zambia 57 def Botswana 42Day 3Uganda 66 def Malawi 43(13-11, 27-22, 48-29, 66-43)Zimbabwe 56 def Botswana 37Zambia 56 def Nambia 46Day 4Malawi 64 def Nambia 35(17-10, 35-19, 48-31, 64-35)Zimbabwe 59 def Zambia 58(19-11, 30-29, 44-45, 59-58Day 5Uganda ?? 61  Zimbabwe 45 ??Botswana  57   Namibia   38Malawi      51    Zambia     45last_img read more

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Neymar gets China red-carpet treatment as speculation grows

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Neymar also posted on Weibo a picture of himself with fellow Brazilian forward Hulk, who plays in the Chinese Super League for Shanghai SIPG.Even following the training-ground bust-up in the United States, after which Neymar appeared to storm off, his Barcelona team-mates said they wanted him to stay at the Camp Nou.“Neymar and I, we are very close and I want him to stay and I know the situation,” defender Gerard Pique told ESPN FC.“Right now he doesn’t know what to do and we are trying to help him — the ones (on the team) that are more close to him — to take the right decision.”PSG’s pursuit of Neymar has angered some in Spain, where football league chief Javier Tebas says he will file a complaint with UEFA for financial fair play breaches by the French club. Shanghai, China | AFP |  Neymar hit the red carpet in Shanghai on Monday as speculation mounted that the Brazil star could be set to quit Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record 222 million euros.The 25-year-old striker is at the centre of an apparent tug of war between the two European giants in what would be the most expensive transfer fee in football history.A training spat with new Barcelona signing Nelson Semedo during a pre-season tour in Miami ramped up chatter that Neymar could be about to swap Spain for the French capital.Neymar, who has remained tight-lipped about the transfer rumours, posted a message for Chinese fans on Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter, after arriving for a promotional visit.“Ni Hao China! I’m Neymar Jr. and I’ve just arrived in China,” he wrote.“I’m in Shanghai at the moment. I would like to send a huge hug to all my Chinese fans, thank you very much for your support.”He later posed for a scrum of photographers and television journalists and answered questions about fashion, before attending an evening event for a clothing brand.last_img read more

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High School field hockey season starts with playday Saturday in Castlegar

first_imgThe exhibition games are the first of the season for the field hockey stars.The L.V. Rogers Bombers play a trio of games Saturday starting at 9 a.m.The Bombers then take to the pitch at 12:15 p.m. before concluding the day with a game at 3 p.m.The B.C. High School AA Field Hockey Championships go November 2-4 in [email protected] While the volleyball players are bump and spike in Trail and Creston, respectively, the field hockey stars of the pitch begin the 2011 B.C. High School season with a playday at Pass Creek Park in Castlegar.last_img read more

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Granger should stop listening to party hardliners and set an elections date

first_imgDear Editor,We are headed for a constitutional crisis, because Granger and followers are bent on circumventing the clear and unambiguous letter of the law. They are bent on holding on to power no matter what the cost, so the usual T-dancing on non-essential and illogical issues that have nothing to do with the clear-set mandates in the Constitution.I see Attorney Nigel Hughes giving his opinion on the same issue also, he is postulating a “what if” scenario. There is no “what if” scenario to a successful passage of a no-confidence motion. What I can safely tell Nigel Hughes and friends is that the Constitution of Guyana has no “what if” attached to its clauses, the matter of a no-confidence vote being carried has the attending consequences for the sitting Government and that is final.Now, there can be an extension to the March 21 date, but that is dependent on the consent, and I repeat, the consent and approval of the Opposition. I know the Granger folks do not like to hear this, because in their book the Opposition should have no say in the running of things in this country. But the way the Constitution is written, this cannot happen, they must seek education and legally-guided reasoning from the Opposition. At every step of the way the Opposition must be quoted, this is shared governance at its best. So, Granger is at his wits’ end as to the way forward.Well, a sound suggestion to the President to ease the stress is, set a date for the election, you still have time. Stop listening to the hardliners in your party and set a date, it will be the most enlightened decision you would have made in your entire career.The Constitution further prescribes the President and Cabinet shall resign and announce a date for elections within 90 days; that is so clear. Those 90 days end when the clock strikes midnight Thursday March 21, 2019 and if an elections date is not set by that time, the Government becomes an illegal entity, a squatter if you please.I do not think the PNC would like that impending crisis to settle in, because dark and gloomy would be for all members of that illegal entity called the PNC-led coalition.No court of law can overturn what is clearly etched out in the Constitution, so Mr Granger, come on: do the right thing.Respectfully,Neil Adamslast_img read more

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Giants mailbag: Assessing Bumgarner’s current trade value, when a rebuild will start

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — The Giants are 17-23 and already 8.5 games out in the National League West, but they’re shaping up to be one of the most interesting clubs to follow this summer.New president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi is motivated to build a winner sooner rather than later, and the July 31 trade deadline represents a significant day for the organization. The Giants have a handful of assets at the major league level who can provide much-needed help for playoff contenders, so Zaidi will …last_img read more

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Gallery: White Lions of Timbavati

first_imgWith the CITES CoP17 World Wildlife Conference taking place in Johannesburg from 24 September to 5 October 2016, we bring you a collection of images taken at the Global White Lion Protection Trust in Timbavati.Zukhara’s name is derived from the Egyptian sun god Ra. He is also named in honour of a tawny male that was trophy hunted in Timbavati. He has lived up to the name, becoming a confident and powerful apex predator.Images by Varuna Jina Words by Shamin ChibbaThe CITES CoP17 World Wildlife Conference is starting on Saturday, 24 September 2016 in Johannesburg and the fate of some of South Africa’s beloved animals will be decided during the 12-day event.South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia have submitted a joint proposal to lift the ban on ivory trade, which could change the lives of elephants. At the opposing end, 29 African countries are proposing an end to endemic poaching of elephants and to put a stop to the decline in their numbers.In another case are proposals to change the status of lions from endangered to a species not under threat.So while policymakers will be discussing the fate of wildlife in air-conditioned auditoriums at the Sandton Convention Centre, the animals will still go about their day in the warm South African sun.We present to you a collection of images from the Global White Lion Protection Trust in Timbavati, Limpopo. While the trust’s primary focus is on preserving the white lion, it cares for other animal and plant species in its vicinity too. The trust is proposing against changing the status of lions at CITES CoP17.To find out more on the white lions and CITES, read:Fate of white lions to be decided at CITES CoP17 Children roar to save white lionsThe sun rises over Timbavati. The Global White Lion Protection Trust is close to the Klasserie River, which founder trust lion ecologist Jason Turner says is the lifeblood of the area. Wildlife is suited to Timbavati, he explains. “So with nature restoring itself, the parks in the area are growing and the different species are all moving through as they should be.”Brothers Zukhara and Matsieng are inseparable, says Jason Turner, lion ecologist at the Global White Lion Protection Trust. Here, they were on the way to a hunt. They are marking scents along the way.Zebra form part of the ecology at the Global White Lion Protection Trust camp. Their presence, and the presence of other animals, is an indication that nature is slowly restoring the balance in Timbavati.Zukhara lounges in the morning sun after a night hunting for food.Zukhara and his brother, Matsieng, split up into what Jason Turner, the Global White Lion Protection Trust lion ecologist, calls a pincer formation. It is a hunting tactic that allows the brothers to envelope their prey, giving it little chance of escaping. The pair picks up the scent of a hunt about a kilometre away.Shangaan sangomas dance to appease the ancestors during a ceremony that called for the protection of white lions in Timbavati.At the elephant temple site at the Global White Lion Protection Trust, children wait to perform skits asking policymakers to make decisions that favour the lives of lions.Children stand in line to perform at the elephant temple. The Global White Lion Protection Trust is getting the Shangaan community, and particularly its children, to be the voice of the lions in hope of persuading policymakers to favour the lives of lions.The Global White Lion Protection Trust has created a wild environment suitable for white lions to thrive. This means introducing animals of other species into the reserve, such as this black-backed jackal.Jason Turner, the lion ecologist at the Global White Lion Protection Trust, uses radio telemetry to determine a lion’s proximity. When Turner and trust founder Linda Tucker introduced the white lions into the wild in 2002, scientists were sceptical they would adapt to hunt and be able to camouflage in the bushveld. Turner says the lions integrated quickly into the environment and are thriving.The skull of a blue wildebeest. The trust has numerous species of game, which are part of a holistic ecology that Linda Tucker is aiming for. Wildebeest are part of the white lions’ diet, which includes impala, wild hog and even porcupine.White lions are significant to Shangaan culture. The big cats are believed to be kings and queens of the past reborn.Linda Tucker, founder of the Global White Lion Protection Trust, roars for the crowd at one of the trust’s camps. Tucker has immersed herself in Shangaan culture, using their knowledge systems to communicate with lions.Founder of the Global White Lion Protection Trust Linda Tucker established the trust as a way to return white lions to the area and bring them back for the Shangaan people. The trust now has six white lions and three tawny females within its boundaries.Matsieng is one of four male white lions at the Global White Lion Protection Trust. According to the trust, he is known to be curious, playful and has an affinity for new lionesses, strutting around to peak their interest. His name means star warrior in Sepedi.Sangomas are said to be able to communicate with the lions in Timbavati. A sangoma, Maria Khosa, saved Linda Tucker, founder of the Global White Lion Protection Trust, and her friends from being lion prey in 1991. When the lions surrounded the van of tourists, Khosa appeared from nowhere and calmly made her way to the van, walking among the lions. The big cats calmed down and backed off.A typical male lion paw print. Male lion paws are larger and their toes more splayed than lionesses. Measurements taken from a lion’s paw print can also help Linda Turner, founder of the Global White Lion Protection Trust, guess its age. Such tracks can also help determine the direction the lion is headed.This tiny construction is a remnant of what was a farm before Linda Turner, founder of the Global White Lion Protection Trust, bought the land for the trust. It was a house for Joseph, a farm worker at the time. Today, the little house is empty and Joseph has been hired by the trust and given more dignified lodging at the camp.last_img read more

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2009 Year in Review

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market richard macmanus Tags:#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… The year is fast winding down and everyone is no doubt looking forward to a break over Christmas. If you want some reading and pondering material over the holidays, during December we’ve been publishing a series of annual review posts. We’ve picked our best products of the year in 10 categories, analyzed the top companies and made our predictions for 2010. Click on the links below for more details.For our Best BigCo of 2009, we selected Google – due to its continued innovation throughout the year. For our Best LittleCo of 2009, we chose a startup that exemplifies the Real-Time Web. For Most Promising for 2010, we selected a company that aims to change the way we search.In late December the ReadWriteWeb team made a set of predictions for 2010, which we encourage you to comment on and add to over the holidays. It’s always fun to look back on the previous year to see how well you did!ReadWriteWeb Readers Pick The Top 10 Products of 2009As voted by our readers in December, these were the ten best products of the year:1. Twitter2. Google Chrome3. Google Maps4. Facebook5. WordPress6. iPhone platform7. Google Apps8. Adobe AIR9. Hulu10. TweetDeckThe top 10 was voted on by our readers, based on the following lists of products:Top 10 Mobile Web ProductsTop 10 Consumer Web AppsTop 10 Semantic Web ProductsTop 10 International Web ProductsTop 10 RSS & Syndication TechnologiesTop 10 Enterprise ProductsTop 10 Internet of Things ProductsTop 10 Real-Time TechnologiesTop 10 Startup ProductsTop 10 Web PlatformsHappy holidays to all of our readers and supporters! Related Posts last_img read more

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Michigan State, Texas Tech get ready for a Final Four grind

first_imgMichigan State guard Jack Hoiberg walks to the court for a practice session for the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)MINNEAPOLIS — Hunker down, hoops fans. This one might be ugly.The Final Four’s second semifinal Saturday features Texas Tech, the team with the best defense in a generation, against Michigan State, the nose-in-the-dirt team whose coach used to put helmets and shoulder pads on his players for practice.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “This team is very connected,” Izzo said. “It’s like, when they move, they all move together, and that’s why we’ve been pretty good defensively ourselves.”EIGHT IS ENOUGH: For all his trips to the Final Four, Izzo has only won it once. He says he does not take much solace in getting close a bunch of times.“I talk to them all the time, and part of it’s my fault because I say, ‘You know, I’ve been there, and nobody can take that away from me, but my dream is for you guys to get there,’” Izzo said. “So if they get there, they’re taking me along for the ride. So, that’s why I still have bigger fish to fry and bigger things to go after.”NO DESSERT FOR YOU: Beard has been trying to teach his team self-sacrifice this season, asking all his players to give something up for the larger good of the team. Some said goodbye to Netflix; others took a break from social media; others have handed over their cell phones.For Beard, it was beer, desserts and candy. One detail, though.“Did you know a Pop-Tart is not a dessert? It’s a breakfast. I’ve eaten a lot of Pop-Tarts since October,” he said.ANY TIPS: Culver had a fairly simple answer when asked how he would play ‘D’ on himself: “Pray.” Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles It’s a non-glamour pairing pitting two teams that thrive on the grind. Texas Tech (30-6) has allowed more than 70 points only five times this season and not at all in the tournament. Michigan State (32-6), with the ninth-best defense in the country, got here by shutting down more-talented, more-star-studded Duke.The over/under on the game is 132.5, meaning there’s a good chance the first team to 65 will win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We try to guard at a high level,” Red Raiders coach Chris Beard said. “It’s been the identity of our teams at all different levels, and currently at Texas Tech. It’s something we try to recruit to. We certainly coach and emphasize it.”His players are listening. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “This team isn’t as physically tough, but they might be as mentally tough as any team I’ve ever had,” Izzo said. “So the word ‘toughness’ is still there.”Guard Matt McQuaid is considered the team’s best defender. In its media guide, Michigan State unfurls a long list of top players — including Purdue’s big-scoring Carsen Edwards and pretty much all of the Big Ten — he has held under their season average. The Spartans were fourth in the nation in blocked shots (203) this season. Virginia and Auburn match contrasting styles in Final Four Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MOST READ Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Jarrett Culver is the team’s leading scorer (18.9 points a game) and main NBA prospect, but the defensive help comes from all places. Matt Mooney and Tariq Owens were named to the All-Big 12 defensive team. Owens was also a semifinalist for the Naismith defensive player of the year. His swoop-in rejection of Rui Hachimura was the game-sealer in the Elite Eight victory over Gonzaga last week.Texas Tech’s defense has the best points allowed-per-100 possessions ratio (84) since stat guru Ken Pomeroy started tracking the figure in 2002. The Red Raiders have held teams to 36.9 percent shooting this year, second-lowest in the country.“The defense, you don’t know until you go out there,” Michigan State guard Cassius Winston said. “You’ve got to feel it out, but it doesn’t take that long to figure out what you can and can’t do at this point.”Michigan State’s defense isn’t bad, either. It’s built around the hard-nosed lessons coach Tom Izzo has been teaching for years. Back when Izzo was making his first of eight appearances in the Final Four, he would suit his players up in helmets and shoulder pads for rebounding drills.Yes, the Spartans can be physical.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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