Strabane SDLP local election candidate hits out at rates increase

first_img Google+ Strabane SDLP local election candidate hits out at rates increase HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Pinterest Facebook Strabane District Council has agreed to increase its district rate for the coming year by 2.5%.This means that local ratepayers will see an average increase in their domestic rates bill of £18 in the coming financial year.It’s the second year in a row there has been a rates increase in the town, last year they went up 3.76%.SDLP Local Election candidate Liam Stewart says there should have been a rates freeze in Strabane and not another increase:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/liamstew.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Twitter Twitter News By News Highland – February 12, 2014 center_img WhatsApp Pinterest PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleMcConalogue – Young farmers may be forced off land without government supportNext articleCastlefin community said to be shocked at 400k drugs seizure News Highland Facebook Google+ Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

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USA Network Cancels Aaron Tveit’s Graceland

first_imgWait, USA Network has done what to our Broadway boyfriend?! Graceland series creator Jeff Eastin tweeted that the network has canceled the show, which stars Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Aaron Tveit, after three seasons.Tveit stars alongside Great White Way alum Daniel Sunjata in the thriller, which is inspired by true events. It follows rookie FBI agent Mike Warren (Tveit) and a group of undercover agents from assorted law enforcement agencies all living in a SoCal beach house called Graceland.The series initially averaged more than 2 million weekly viewers in its first season, but according to TV Line that dipped, and the season three finale was seen by just 900,000.At least Tveitor Tots can take solace in the fact that Tveit will soon be back on our small screens, donning Danny Zuko’s leather jacked in Fox’s live telecast of Grease on January 31, 2016. But still, USA Network, he’s the one that we want! View Commentslast_img read more

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Dates Set for the Return of Motown the Musical to Broadway

first_img View Comments Motown The Musical Related Shows “What’s Going On?!” Dates have been announced for the Broadway return of Motown the Musical. The production will play a limited engagement July 12 through November 13 at the Nederlander Theatre; no word yet on casting. Disaster! is the current tenant of the Nederlander; the disco musical is scheduled to play a limited engagement through July 3.Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright and featuring a book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown The Musical’s score includes over 50 beloved hits from the Motown catalogue. The show tells the story of Gordy’s rise from small-town dreamer to big-time record mogul. Along the way, he discovers a slew of musical talent including Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson and the legendary Diana Ross, with whom he sparks a romance.Motown The Musical previously closed on Broadway on January 18, 2015 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (where Finding Neverland is now playing). Meanwhile, the first National Tour of Motown The Musical opened in Chicago in April 2014 and continues to play across the country. A London production began performances on February 11 at the Shaftesbury Theatre in the West End.center_img ‘Motown'(Photo by Joan Marcus) Show Closed This production ended its run on July 31, 2016last_img read more

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GOtv Boxing Night 20: Ehwarieme eyes world title

first_imgRelatedPosts Esepo delighted at winning best boxer prize at GOtv Boxing Night 20 Ehwariemi wins WBF title as Agbaje emerges best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 20 GOtv Boxing Night 20 holds today New World Boxing Federation Intercontinental heavyweight title champion, Onoriode “Godzilla” Ehwarieme, has declared his readiness to win the boxing body’s world heavyweight title soon. Ehwariemi won the WBF Intercontinental title after defeating Argentina’s Ariel “Chiquito” Baracamonte at GOtv Boxing Night 20, at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos, on Saturday. The Nigerian boxer said he is delighted at winning the Intercontinental heavyweight belt, but said his attention has now shifted to winning the vacant WBF world title. “It was great to win the title at home; it was very special. However, I now have to concentrate on winning  the WBF world heavyweight title. It is currently vacant and my intercontinental title win has now made me a contender for the world title. So, I am intensifying my preparations to ensure I get the biggest prize in the weight division,” he said. Ehwarieme thanked GOtv Boxing Night for staging the intercontinental heavyweight title fight and providing him the opportunity to win the title at home. He also thanked Nigerians for coming out en masse to support him, promising them that he would make the country proud by winning the world title.Tags: Ariel “Chiquito” BaracamonteGOtv Boxing Night 20Onoriode “Godzilla” Ehwariemelast_img read more

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Residents of Letterkenny estate to hold public protest in Lifford over water outages

first_imgA public protest against ongoing water issues will be held on behalf of residents of Gort Na Gréine, Letterkenny in Lifford on Monday. A spokesperson for the group said that residents of the private estate had suffered severe problems with water access for well over ten years.Local community activist, Finn O Donnell said it was time water outages in the area were resolved once and for all. He said: “It’s disgusting plain and simple. We have families going without a basic human right for over a decade and still there is nothing being done.“The residents are fed up with it and rightly so. I urge everyone who can make it, to come out to Lifford and attend this protest.”The protest will take place on April 15 outside the Donegal County Council Office in Lifford when the final meeting of councillors before the next election is due to take place on May 24.A statment released by the Gort Na Greine Residents Association on Saturday said that the residents had been ‘let down’ by the council for over a decade.”We as residents have been having issues with water in our estate for 10 years,” the statement read. “Time after time we have been let down by the council.“This is a privately built estate with a mixture of privately owned homes, some council-owned houses.“All we want is our basic human right to water. We won’t stop now until we receive this.“We will start with a protest at Monday’s meeting in Lifford and if there is no positive outcome, then we will escalate this to further protests.”Residents of Letterkenny estate to hold public protest in Lifford over water outages was last modified: April 13th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:gort na greineletterkennylast_img read more

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No crab for Thanksgiving: Dungeness season likely delayed until Dec. 15

first_imgAnother year, another delay to Northern California’s vaunted Dungeness crab season.But this time it’s fishing lines, not a toxin, at issue.California Department of Fish and Wildlife officials have announced that the commercial Dungeness fishing season will likely be delayed until Dec. 15 to decrease the chances of whales currently off the coast getting ensnarled by fishing lines.The season had already been delayed a week, from the traditional Nov. 15 start to Nov. 22. Responding …last_img read more

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Africa urged to invest in artists as visionaries

first_imgArtists and the economy was discussed on the second day of the fourth African Union Pan-African Cultural Congress, with speakers calling on governments and private sector leaders to invest in the arts and heritage as a means of uniting Africa through its diversity. N’Goné Fall says artists are visionaries. “An artist is about education, capacity building, empowerment, et cetera. Artists are probing political issues, spiritual and cultural issues. They rely on history in order to inspire the present, the future.” (Image: Media Club SA) Melissa JavanThe impact artists made on the economy was one of the topics discussed at the fourth African Union Pan-African Cultural Congress (PACC4), running from 25 to 27 May at the Sandton Convention Centre.This congress, which promotes diversity, is a partnership between the South African Department of Arts and Culture and the African Union Commission; its theme is “Unity in cultural diversity for Africa’s development”. Cultural leaders from across the continent are discussing how Africans can connect and improve their economies.N’Goné Fall is an independent curator, art critic and cultural engineering consultant. She spoke about the lack of government investing in contemporary and modern arts, yet internationally there was a huge market for it.“Europe and the United States have the biggest auction houses and art fares in contemporary and modern art. This boosts the economy, but does not affect us [Africans] locally, because artists are going as individuals to Europe,” she said. “The artists are not seen [by the government] as important and [are] still seen as entertainers.”She knew of many top South African and Nigerian scholars with PhDs in history of art, but who lived in the US. “Their research grounds are that side. We have not training grounds for them here, so now there are teaching that side. And it’s a pity.Artists as visionaries“African governments and the African Union need to realise that they should make art and culture as a component of importance.”Fall saw artists as visionaries and activists. “An artist is about education, capacity building, empowerment, et cetera. Artists are probing political issues, spiritual and cultural issues. They rely on history in order to inspire the present, the future. They are change agents.”Mike Dada, the president of the All African Music Awards, reminded the audience that Africa had a lot to offer the world. The “African brand”, however, was created by Western media and observers. “Often times their facts are out of context and distorted. Through that lens [of Africa] we mostly see hunger, war poverty, hopelessness, et cetera.”He asked the audience, packed as it was with African leaders and representatives, whether they wanted to continue to have others telling African stories, or whether they were “ready to tell our story”.“The global village, the people, the investors, the young and the old, everyone from different walks of life, they want to listen to African stories.”Telling our own storiesUsing visuals of leaders such as Nelson Mandela and Robert Mugabe, as well as of hungry children, Dada added: “Our people all contribute to the perception of Africa.”Dr Webber Ndoro of the African World Heritage Fund said that heritage must be a cornerstone of sustainable development in Africa. “Heritage provides potential to create dialogues between developers and communities.”Although tourism played a huge role in heritage being a cornerstone, locals did not benefit much, he said. His statistics on tourism’s share market showed that 72% went to international companies and less than 5% went to local communities.“If we look at Victoria Falls and Livingstone as an example, of the 29 hotels and lodges in the area only five of them buy from the local communities,” said Ndoro. “We are trying to improve it. That’s why we are targeting individuals and families.”Of the 1 007 properties listed as World Heritage sites, he added, only 89 were in sub-Saharan Africa. The process of nominating a heritage site for the list took two years. “Besides lack of interest, there is a lack of capacity for African governments to compile a heritage site to the nomination list.”The objectives of the congressAccording to the African Union, cultural experts, policy makers, members of the private sector and civil society organisations working in the arts and culture sector are attending the congress. Its objective is to take stock of the challenges and record good practices on harnessing cultural diversity to enhance development.Specific goals include:Facilitating the exchanges of ideas and experiences among arts and culture professionals, researchers, creators/producers of culture, decision/policy makers in the area of cultural diversity in Africa;Gathering inputs and best practices for the formulation and implementation of cultural policies and programmes in Africa in the area of cultural diversity;Mobilising partners to engage in private and public partnerships for the finance the cultural sector;Accelerating the implementation of the Plan of Action on cultural and creative industries as a tool for the creative economy and sustainable development;Organising a thematic exhibition on African shared values and the spirit of pan-Africanism to showcase Africa’s creative and cultural potential with a view to boosting sustainable development; and,Providing pointers for the development of the first 10-year implementation plan for Agenda 2063 as it pertains to Aspiration 5 and related focus areas and flagship projects.The union said cultural diversity was critical “in the sense that the achievement of the Agenda 2063 vision for an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa will depend on the capacity of Africa to overcome the continent’s major post-colonial conflicts by bridging the gap between cultures and promoting mutual understanding among peoples”.last_img read more

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Missing U.P. law student who accused former BJP MP of harassing her found in Rajasthan

first_imgSwami Chinmayanand booked after girl alleging harassment goes missing in UP  The former MP, who served as a Minister of State for Home Affairs under the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, was on Tuesday charged with kidnapping (in order to murder) the student. He was also charged with criminal intimidation. The FIR was filed on the complaint of the woman’s father after she went missing, days after alleging in a video clip that Mr. Chinmayanand, the director of Swami Shukdevanand PG College, where she studies, had been harassing her as well as other girls.Also Read A law student from Shahjahanpur who had gone missing after accusing former BJP MP Swami Chinmayanand of harassing her was found in Rajasthan, the Uttar Pradesh police said on Friday.The woman student along with her friend were located in Rajasthan by the Shahjahanpur police. Necessary legal action was being taken, U.P. police said.Also Read SC takes cognisance of Chinmayanand row  The matter came to light after the woman posted a video clip online on August 24, claiming she and her family were under threat from a “big leader of the sant samaj” and requested Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene. She did not name Mr. Chinmayanand or specify the harassment or exploitation she allegedly endured, but claimed the “sant” had “ruined the lives of many women” and now wanted to kill her.She also claimed she had all the evidence against him.Unable to find his daughter at her college hostel after the video surfaced, the student’s father blamed Mr. Chinmayanand. He alleged that he suspected that his daughter and the other women mentioned in the video may have been sexually exploited.Though Mr. Chinmayanand did not clarify on the allegations, his lawyer dismissed them as a “conspiracy” and attempt to extort from the former MP. The police are probing Mr. Chinmayanand’s complaint in which he alleged that he received an extortion text message from an unknown phone number demanding ₹5crore from him.last_img read more

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Queensland find their pot of gold in mixed open

first_imgQUEENSLAND 9 (Emma Haines 2, Tim Glazebrook 2, Adam Pryde 2, Sebastian Rey, Michael Baartz, Jayden Benbow touchdowns) def NEW SOUTH WALES 8 (Daniel Stone 3, Patricia Michaelopoulos 2, Luke Tonegato, Cameron Nicholls, Simon Lang touchdowns). Drop-off. FT:8-8; HT:3-3. QLD won division 2-1.There are plenty of ways to keep up-to-date with all of the latest results, news and information from the 2014 State of Origin. The Touch Football Australia and State of Origin websites will be updated regularly throughout the event with all of the latest information and can be found by clicking on the links below: www.soo.mytouchfooty.com www.touchfootball.com.au All of Touch Football Australia’s social media pages will be regularly updated throughout the NYC event, so be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ us by clicking on the links below. Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #soo2014) Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia (be sure to use the hashtag #soo2014) The TFA YouTube channel will also have highlights and live games streamed throughout the event. Please click on the link below to be taken to the channel, and be sure to become a subscriber to the channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausPlease note, the link for the Open’s games by television production company, Power Productions – https://new.livestream.com/powerproductions/2014stateoforiginseriesRelated LinksSOO mixed open 3 By BEN HARRISQueensland took out the mixed open division in pulsating fashion with a 9-8 drop-off win in the deciding third game of the State of Origin series against New South Wales.As a rainbow filled the sky above Sunshine Coast Stadium, Queensland were celebrating their pot of gold victory having fought back from 8-6 down with five minutes to go.Victorious coach Charlie Borg and his team could not contain their excitement when Adam Pryde scored the match-winner.“It is outstanding. We trained really hard in preparation but it has been an outstanding preparation,” Borg said.“They are such a great side New South Wales, they are well-drilled, well-coached and the series was tight and it was basically one try in it at the end, so it is an incredible achievement.”New South Wales opened the scoring inside 30 seconds when Daniel Stone scored the first of his three touchdowns.As thunder roared around the ground and the rain closed in, both teams were not showing the attacking flare that dominated the second game when there were 15 touchdowns scored in the opening half.Pryde scored Queensland’s first to level the scores, and both teams went back and forth until half-time.The home side levelled the scores at 3-3 right on the siren for the break.Queensland hit the lead for the first time through Emma Haines but New South Wales soon scored a hat-trick of touchdowns to hit the front 6-4.New South Wales maintained their two-touchdown margin and looked set on claiming another division title.But Jayden Benbow scored for Queensland and it was followed by Haines’ second touchdown right on full-time to level the scores.Both sides had cracks in the drop-off but it was the maroons who found space and Pryde slipped through to score for his most important touchdown of his career.last_img read more

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10 months agoUEFA chief warns Man City risk ‘heaviest punishment’ and Champions League ban

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say UEFA chief warns Man City risk ‘heaviest punishment’ and Champions League banby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City have been warned they risk a Champions League ban by a UEFA official.UEFA’S chief financial investigator has confirmed that City could indeed be banned from the Champions League if they are found guilty of a further breach of Financial Fair Play regulations.Yves Leterme, the head of Uefa’s independent Club Financial Control Body (CFCB), has told a Belgian publication that City may now face “the heaviest punishment”.The Daily Mail says it is claimed the Abu Dhabi United Group, the holding company which owns City, directly paid £59.5m of Etihad’s annual sponsorship, with only £8m coming from the airline.UEFA and the Premier League are investigating the claims and in an interview with Sport and Strategy Leterme has said: “If it is true what has been written, there might be a serious problem. This can lead to the heaviest punishment: exclusion from the Uefa competitions.”If the information is correct, this possibly goes against truthful reporting. The financial fair play rules are based on a system of declaration, three months after the clubs have closed their accounts, they have to deposit their figures. Then we do random checks on the truthfulness of those figures. The accounts are examined and approved internally and externally.” last_img read more

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