Fianna Fail launches scathing attack on new Mayor

first_img Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Fianna Fail launches scathing attack on new Mayor Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny WhatsApp By News Highland – June 25, 2012 Fianna Fail has claimed that 32% of the voting public have been excluded after a power sharing pact saw Frank McBrearty elected Mayor in Lifford on Monday.Fianna Fail nominated Councillor Rena Donaghey for the position but Labour, Sinn Fein and the Independents stuck to an agreement which saw the Inishowen representative defeated by 17 votes to 11.Following that decision, Fianna Fail Councillor Ciaran Brogan said his party and its voters had been frozen out suggestion that his party might now not vote on key issues facing the council.And as family and friends of Mayor Frank McBrearty watched on, Councillor Brogan launched this scathing attack on the Raphoe representative:[podcast][/podcast] Pinterest Facebook Newsx Adverts 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Twitter Google+center_img Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Previous articleGardai investigate Annagry incident which left man with serious injuriesNext articleVerdict in Donegal priest case today News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Pinterest Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson last_img read more

Breaking: Buhari appoints Amokachi Nigeria’s Football Ambassador

first_imgRelatedPosts Nigeria dying under Buhari’s jackboot, by Tunde Odesola Edo poll: APC supporters commend Buhari for providing level playing field Buhari holds closed-door meeting with Ghana’s President President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed retired Nigerian professional footballer and former Super Eagles player and Assistant Coach, Daniel Amokachi, Nigeria’s Football Ambassador. The appointment was announced via a statement on Tuesday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu. Amokachi, a member of the 1994 Super Eagles Team that won the African Nations Cup in Tunisia, was also in the Nigerian Olympic Football Team to the 1996 Atlanta Olympics that won the Gold Medal. In addition to his football exploits in Europe, particularly in England where he won the FA Cup with Everton in 1995, Amokachi after retirement has managed Nasarawa United and Enyimba Football Club of Aba. As Nigeria’s Football Ambassador – a largely ceremonial role – Amokachi, the statement said, will assist the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development to scout for talents, be part of processes to revive the country’s football development, as well as mentor young sports men and women.Tags: Daniel AmokachiEnyimba FC of AbaGarba ShehuMuhammadu BuhariNasarawa UnitedolympicsSuper Eagleslast_img read more

The Latest: Flyers and Sixers are set to offer refunds

first_imgWhile neither the NHL or NBA has officially canceled the remainder of the season, or decided when and where the season may resume, both organizations on Tuesday decided to address the ticket status for games scheduled for the Wells Fargo Center.Flyers’ season ticket holders will receive a credit for the six unplayed home games, to be applied to their 2020-21 season payment due in June. They may also opt to receive a refund. Fans who bought single-game tickets will receive an automatic refund. All fans who purchased tickets through a secondary website, such as Stubhub, will need to contact that site for refund options. The Flyers policy is on their website.The Sixers outlined a similar process for their 10 unplayed games. There are rollover and refund options for season ticket holders and single-game holders can request a refund. The Sixers had suspended season-ticket payments during the pandemic and will resume payments on June 12. The team will work with any ticket holders affected with financial difficulties.___ They say they are concerned about getting infected and infecting their family members and friends and worry about the risk of another coronavirus outbreak because of soccer’s return.They demand “guarantees” and “responsibility” and say the return to action should only happen when everyone’s health is prioritized.The club itself did not appear to be involved with the statement.Players from Spanish league clubs are expected to resume practicing this week and matches could restart sometime in June. All players, coaches and club employees must be tested for COVID-19 before training resumes.___ ___The head of the three English professional soccer leagues below the Premier League appealed for a “rescue package” during questioning at a parliamentary select committee hearing.English Football League chairman Rick Parry says clubs are facing a shortfall of about $250 million because of the coronavirus pandemic.Parry says “we are heading for a financial hole of about 200 million pounds … by the end of September.”Parry also advocated for salary caps. He told legislators that clubs are spending too much of their turnover on salaries as they chase promotion. The Latest: Flyers and Sixers are set to offer refunds Racing was suspended in March because of the pandemic.The UCI says the dates “remain subject to the lifting … of the restrictions relating to the organization of events put in place by the authorities in the concerned territories.”___The players and coaches on Spanish soccer club Eibar have released a statement expressing their concerns about restarting the season.They say they are “afraid of starting an activity” in which they will not be able to comply with physical distancing. Social distancing will remain in place with all staff on site obliged to wear protective masks. Players will not be required to wear them under the proposed guidelines.All players must arrive alone and in their tennis gear and with their own rackets. Players will have a maximum of six balls and must serve only with their marked balls. All participants must keep their towels inside a bag throughout their stay.___Second-division German soccer club Erzgebirge Aue has put its entire squad in home isolation after a member of staff tested positive for the coronavirus.It’s the first confirmed case in the German league’s second round of testing. It comes a day before a government meeting on loosening lockdown measures to pave the way for soccer to return in empty stadiums. May 5, 2020 Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Philadelphia Flyers and 76ers are set to offer refunds or credits for unplayed regular-season games at their shared arena because of the coronavirus pandemic. The association is giving fans the opportunity to upload videos until June 13. That is the date Belgium was set to play its first game at the European Championship. The tournament was postponed by a year because of the pandemic.___Health Minister Jens Spahn has defended German soccer’s plans to resume the season with regular coronavirus testing after Hertha Berlin forward Salomon Kalou posted a video flouting social distancing measures.Spahn tells Germany’s Deutschlandfunk radio that “the basic concept makes sense and can also be an example for other pro sports.”Hertha suspended Kalou on Monday after he live-streamed a video of himself greeting teammates with physical contact and bursting in on a teammate’s coronavirus test. Clubs are preparing for the loss of ticket revenue with crowds potentially not allowed back into stadiums in 2020.___The French Tennis Federation hopes professional players can resume individual training if the lockdown ends as planned on Monday.FFT president Bernard Giudicelli says the protocol proposed was “favorably received by the sports ministry” and could lead to the resumption of training and other amateur activities.Professional players would train on outside courts only at the national training center in western Paris or other approved training centers if approved. The national training center was made available for COVID-19 patients at the height of the virus outbreak. Aue didn’t name the staff member involved. All players, coaches and backroom staff will stay at home ahead of more coronavirus testing on Thursday.Ten people tested positive last week from the 36 clubs in the top two men’s divisions. That included two Cologne players and a staff member. The club did not put its squad in isolation.___Belgian soccer players and their fans are engaging in a virtual wave to support health care workers and raise money for the Red Cross amid the coronavirus pandemic.The Belgian soccer association is encouraging fans to upload short videos of themselves doing the wave. Just like Belgium internationals Dries Mertens, Thomas Meunier and Jan Vertonghen. The three biggest races in cycling will take place in a 72-day span and there will be an overlap of the Spanish Vuelta and the Giro d’Italia if competition resumes in August amid the coronavirus pandemic.The Tour de France’s start remains slated for Aug. 29 in the Riviera city of Nice. The season is now expected to end after the Spanish Vuelta on Nov. 8.The Giro d’Italia will run from Oct. 3-25 and overlap with the Spanish Vuelta and prestigious one-day races Liege-Bastogne-Liege, the Amstel Gold Race, Gent-Wevelgem and the Tour of Flanders.The Spanish Vuelta has already been cut short to 18 stages and will start on Oct. 20. That is five days before Paris-Roubaix.The International Cycling Union says racing will resume on Aug. 1 with the Strade Bianche in Italy and be followed by the postponed Milan San Remo classic on Aug. 8. The European swimming championships have been pushed back to next year because of the coronavirus pandemic and will be used as preparation for the Tokyo Olympics.The governing body of the sport in Europe says the championships have been postponed by exactly one year to May 10-23, 2021. They will stay in Budapest, Hungary.The final day is two months before the scheduled opening ceremony of the postponed Tokyo Olympics.The European event had been provisionally pushed back to August when the original dates were not possible because of the pandemic.The championships include swimming, diving, open water swimming and synchronised swimming. Germany’s top two soccer divisions are planning to return this month with a program of regular testing for players. The clubs have also asked players to train in small groups until now and to observe social distancing.There were 10 positive tests from coronavirus samples taken last week from the 36 clubs in the top two divisions.___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Olympia High Students Participate in STAY WOKE Rally on March 18

first_imgFacebook2Tweet0Pin0Submitted Olympia High SchoolOn Monday, March 18, the Washington Center for the Performing Arts will host an event dedicated to promoting youth voice to end oppression in our community. It is also a night to celebrate the work of Dolores Huerta and support her foundation. This event aims to inspire positive change through students, adults, and organizations throughout Thurston County, and motivate the community to take action for a better future.The evening program in the main stage will begin at 7:00 p.m. featuring Dolores Huerta and voices of students who are leading the STAY WOKE Conference. Students from the Olympia and North Thurston School Districts will be leading this effort. Dolores Huerta, the keynote speaker, will talk about her life’s work fighting oppression.  Her broad experience includes her work with the United Farm Workers, the women’s movement, and most recently the Dolores Huerta Foundation. Bria Smith, a student activist from the National March For Our Lives movement, will also be speaking. In addition, there will be student presentations featuring the Olympia High School Freedom Farmer program, a song dedicated to Martin Luther King from a River Ridge student, slam poetry from the local Louder than a Bomb Club, and clips from the documentary Dolores. Local nonprofits and social justice organizations will be tabling before the mainstage event from 5:30-7:00 to encourage community involvement among students and others. The objective of this event is to inspire youth voices for ending oppression in our community.  With so many people feeling helpless, we want to equip, encourage and empower our students to take action to shape their world for the better.  We want our youth and community to meet, and perhaps join the groups that are actively working – here and now – for positive change. We will inspire our youth and community to financially support these causes and grow leadership for a better future.Tickets are on a sliding scale based on what people feel they can afford. $50 is the suggested donation, $20 for most community members, and $10 for students. However, no one will be turned away for a lack of funds.This project was made possible through a grant from Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center.last_img read more