Tributes paid to former MLA Francie Brolly

first_img Google+ Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook The Aontu leader is paying tribute to the former MLA Francie Brolly who’s died suddenly.He was one of the founding members of the party after he left Sinn Fein in 2018.Peadar Toibin says he had tremendous political insight and he stood up for his principles.Deputy First Minister and Sinn Fein vice-president, Michelle O’Neill, said Mr Brolly was a “significant figure” in the political life of east Derry for many years and would be missed by many. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – February 6, 2020 Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Previous articleHighland Radio tops latest Ipsos/MRBI pollNext articleJoyce makes two changes for Donegal game News Highland Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter Tributes paid to former MLA Francie Brolly WhatsApplast_img read more

Briefs

first_imgBriefs B riefsT HE ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION of South Florida recently held a gathering in Coral Gables that featured invited judges. The members of APABASF had the opportunity to interact with the judiciary as well as network with one another. Pictured from the left are Deborah Lowe; 11th Circuit Judge Jacqueline Hogan Scola; Grace Robson, APAPASF director; Professor Aya Gruber, APABASF director; Alice Sum, APABASF secretary; and William Simonitsch, APABASF president. October 1, 2005 Regular Newslast_img

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England pair win Telegraph titles

first_img25 Nov 2018 England pair win Telegraph titles  Tags: England teams, Squads, Telegraph Vitality England teenagers Barclay Brown and Sophie Johnson both held their nerve to claim the boys’ and girls’ titles at the Telegraph Vitality Junior Golf Championship at PGA Catalunya in Spain.Brown, an England boy international and Carris Trophy champion, won by five shots and was the only player to finish under par. He was one-under after 54 holes on the Stadium Course, which was playing long after recent rain.However, the Yorkshire 17-year-old had to hold on tight at one point. He started the final round five shots clear and after three birdies in four holes he was eight clear. But after the turn he dropped three shots in four holes, before showing resilience and a magic touch on the short 16th, where his birdie gave him welcome breathing space.Afterwards, Brown commented: “I’m pretty relieved as it was getting really close. It should have been quite an easy ride on the back nine.”Brown, who will attend Stanford University in California next year, was appearing in the event for the third time. He follows in the footsteps of Matt Fitzpatrick, a fellow member of Hallamshire Golf Club, who won this title in 2012.Oliver Smith, from East Sussex, and Scotland’s Jack Broun shared second place on four over.The outcome of the girls’ event was a close-run affair. For much of the round Johnson, from Telford, Shropshire, looked to be in a two-way scrap with Scotland’s Louise Duncan.But when she reached the 16th, Johnson discovered that Scotland’s Hannah Darling had charged up the leaderboard with a closing 69, the only sub-70 round by any player.However Johnson kept calm and went on to hole out from 4ft for a 74 and a two-shot triumph on eight-over par – and was immediately mobbed by hugs from her England team-mates.Johnson, 18, is an England squad player who reached the quarter finals of the British girls’ championship. She commented: “This feels so good and the best way to finish off my junior career.”Hannah Darling was runner-up on 10-over, with Louise Duncan taking third place on 12-over.last_img read more

Rebels continue to beat up Green and White, dump Leafs 9-0

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe Castlegar Rebels continue to feast on all things in Green and White.Kootenay Ice Major Midget affiliate player Jesse Knowler had four points to lead the Murdoch Division leaders to a 9-0 pounding of the Nelson Leafs in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Wednesday night in the Sunflower City.The win was the fifth straight for Castlegar over Nelson this season.This contest was well over before it started. The home side built up a 4-0 first period lead and never looked back.Knowler, Taylor Anderson, Tyler Jones and Erik Wentzel in the final minute of the frame scored to give Castlegar the commanding lead.Darren Tarasoff, Jamie Vlanich and Arthur Andrews added second period goals before Stuart Walton and Anthony Delong completed the scoring in the third.The Rebels fired 44 shots at the beleaguered duo of Darren Hogg and Marcus Beesley in the Nelson nets.The lopsided game allowed Rebel coach Steve Junker to rest starter Alex Ross after two periods, replacing the top Castlegar goalie with Cole Buckley in the third.The loss was the third straight for the Murdoch Division’s third-place team from Nelson.Nelson, falling to 1-9 against the Murdoch’s top teams — Beaver Valley and Castlegar — returns to the ice New Years Eve at 1 p.m. to host the Spokane Braves in the NDCC Arena.GAME NOTES: Jesse Knowler, with a goal and three assists, is second on the Kootenay Ice in scoring behind Nelson’s Dryden Hunt. . . .Jesse Vlanich and Arthur Andrews had three points while Erik Wentzel, Darren Tarasoff, Stuart Walton and Taylor Anderson each had two points. . . .Vlanich, a 17-year-old sniper from Trail, has nine points in nine games since being acquired from Fernie in the blockbuster deal that sent veteran goalie Andrew Walton to the Ghostriders. The Rebels also received Mike Wiest in the deal. . . .Leaf defenceman Walker Sidoni made his return to the line up after a long stint on the injury list. . . .Kootenay Ice Major Midget forward Carsen Willans played his second game for the Leafs. . . .Nelson was missing foward Cody Abbey and defenceman Blake Arcuri for the contest. Both were serving suspensions from a December 11 dust up in Fruitvale against the Nitehawks. . . .Leaf forward Connor McLaughlin also did not play. [email protected]last_img read more

Changes coming to elk hunting in East Kootenay

first_imgThe Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations has announced changes to the elk hunting season in the East Kootenay.For this fall, the elk hunting seasons in the South Trench of the Kootenay region will be as follows: General Open Season for antlerless elk in 4-03 Zone X (includes portions of 4-2 to 4-5 and 4-20 to 4-22), Sept. 20 to Sept. 30 – CLOSED. Senior/youth season for antlerless elk in 4-03 Zone X (includes portions of 4-2 to 4-5 and 4-20 to 4-22), Sept. 10 to Sept. 14 – CLOSED. Senior/youth season for antlerless elk in 4-26 Zone X (includes portions of 4-25 and 4-26), Sept. 10 to Sept. 19 – CLOSED. For a detailed map of Zone X, please consult Page 52 of the 2012-2014 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis at: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/hunting/regulations/All other elk hunting seasons in the Kootenay region remain unaffected. The elk hunting seasons were initially expanded in 2010 to help reduce crop damage in the South Trench area.However, crop damage has persisted, despite a decrease in elk numbers.The ministry is considering a number of site-specific measures in those agricultural areas hardest hit. Local stakeholders are currently reviewing options to ensure elk are managed sustainably and in a manner that meets the interests of all involved.This year’s hunting season closures are guided by the Kootenay Elk Management Plan that called for a 20- to 40-per-cent reduction to local elk populations. Elk populations now have been reduced 35 per cent, and lowering the elk harvest is now needed to maintain elk numbers at the management target agreed to in the plan, and to avoid continued population declines.Population surveys conducted in January 2013 estimate there are 7,509 elk in the South Trench area. The 2008 population for elk in the South Trench was estimated at 11,580.last_img read more

What Is the Long-term Solution to Monrovia’s Sanitation Crisis?

first_imgEver since the beginning of the Tubman administration Monrovia, the capital of Africa’s oldest independent republic, has exhibited serious sanitation problems.  Tubman created the National Public Health Service (NPHS) in the mid-1940s, giving it also responsibility for sanitation.During that period there were dumpsites and drains in many places around the city, especially on Randall, Benson, Gurley, Center and Clay Streets.  These drains have been perpetually used also as garbage dumps, totally negating their intended   purpose.  It is impossible for a trench to channel excess water freely when it is clogged with garbage.That is why Monrovia, from Newport to Center Street, has always been the obnoxious location of filth and stench from these overflowing gutters spilling on to those streets, especially during the Rainy Season.  Other areas which are prone to this garbage induced flooding include Waterside, Vai Town, and Old Road Junction near the President’s residence.  All of this is in addition to heaps of garbage at dumpsites that the city authorities struggle with limited success to manage.It is not only garbage, but residents building in the way of drains as well as the failure of public works and other authorities to stop or dismantle these structures and to regularly free the gutters of sand from erosion in order to prevent the serious flooding that occurs during the rains.Public Health, now Ministry of Health, from the 1940s through the 1960s constantly had sanitary officers going around spraying the city with DDT to prevent the breeding of malaria infesting mosquitoes and other disease carrying flies, rats, roaches and other harmful insects and rodents.There are several government agencies that have over the decades cooperated to deal with the city’s sanitation problems—Public Health, Public Works, Monrovia City Corporation and Water and Sewer, which later became the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation. Last week three of these agencies named got together with the assistance of the British NGO, Oxfam, to tackle the age-old problem of   offensive drains.  Our reporter Leroy Sonpon named the other two agencies as Public Works and LWSC.  We do not understand why the Ministry of Health was not involved in this critical exercise.  After all, they say prevention is better than cure.  Everyone knows that it is these offensive drains and perennially unmanaged garbage and sewer mess that have combined to make Monrovia one of the most unhealthy places to live. To make matters worse, we stilI see irresponsible and uncaring Liberians throwing trash from their cars, dropping rubbish on the streets and dumping garbage anywhere.  So the problem lies not just with government, but with us the people.  Is there any wonder, then, that Ebola spread so fast in our country, overtaking with infections and deaths the Republic of Guinea where it started, and Sierra Leone?  It is indeed hard to understand why, after all these decades, we have not fixed our health and sanitation problems.  Is it  that we lack the technical or political capacity to fix this problem that has for decades bedeviled us? So many Liberians have lived in London, New York, South Africa and other cities with populations far bigger than the whole of Liberia.  So these cities’ health and sanitation problems, because of their huge populations and the abundance of food, are far bigger than Liberia’s.  So what is the problem?  Why can’t we get our act together?Now we have turned to Oxfam—a mere NGO—to help us.  We have forgotten that even the World Bank and the Bill and Malinda Gates Foundation have intervened to help fix sanitation in Monrovia, but to what avail? Even though things have improved a bit, Monrovia is still plagued with filth and squalor even in the city center, and worse yet in the slums, including Buzzy Quarter, right under the nose of the center of power—the Legislature, Executive Mansion and Temple of Justice.  There is also West Point—right below the Ducor, our first five-star hotel— Water Side, Duala, Sinkor Old Road, the housing estates and, of course, Paynesville Red Light, the nation’s largest food and general marketplace.   This newspaper has for over a decade written frequently about the filth and squalor in which our market women, children and men have to work from five a.m. to 10 p.m. daily to earn their living by supplying food to Monrovia.We understand that this market will soon be relocated to the former Omega site.    What plans, if any, are being made to ensure that this sickening, sour, stinking scenario does not transfer to the new site?   The only suggestion we can offer at this time is to send a team of intelligent, conscientious and serious-minded Liberians to a few African cities, beginning with Kigali, Rwanda and Kampala, Uganda, to study how they manage water, sewer and sanitation.  Maybe our observers will return with workable ideas to fix our problems.  It will then be left to the politicians to provide the resources and the political will finally to get the job done once and for all. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Open Source: Which License?

first_imgThere’s a lot of debate about what Open Source means.  The wide variety of licenses and business models labeled as Open Source makes it hard to come up with a definition that everyone can agree on.  The sheer number of Open Source licenses adds to the confusion.  Popular licenses include: GPL, Creative Commons, BSD, Apache, Mozilla, MySQL, Sun’s CDDL.   OpenSource.org list 58 different ‘approved’ Open Source licenses which meet the Open Source Initiative’s 10 point Open Source definition.Of all Open Source licenses, the BSD license is the simplest and most permissive.  BSD software can be taken and embedded with software using a different type of license, and even resold as part of a commercial product.EnterpriseDB, for example, has built a successful commercial software business by building proprietary extensions on top of the BSD-licensed PostgreSQL database to create a low-cost clone of the Oracle RDBMS.If EnterpriseDB software extensions are not licensed as Open Source, how can the company claim to be an Open Source company?  Consider what EnterpriseDB has given back to the community.  EnterpriseDB is the single largest software contributor to the PostgreSQL project.Open Source as a movement dates back to 1998 after Netscape made their browser software available under the name of Mozilla.  But there are different flavors of Open Source.  Just because the source code is available, the code need not be licensed to allow it to be modified or redistributed.  To distinguish Open Source projects that permit source code to be modified and redistributed, the term FOSS (Free Open-Source Software) has been coined.Many companies now experiment with hybrid licensing business models.  MySQL provides four different licenses for gaining access to the MySQL code base.  It’s not uncommon now for a company to provide an unsupported Open Source community-centric version of their software and also a for-fee commercially licensed version that provides support.last_img read more

20 hours ago​Juventus negotiate increase with shirt sponsors Jeep

first_img​Juventus negotiate increase with shirt sponsors Jeepby Ian Ferris20 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus have announced a reworking of their sponsorship deal with Jeep, which sees the car manufacturer pay an extra €25 million (US$27.8 million) a season through to the end of the 2020/21 campaign, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.With the reworked arrangement, the remainder of the deal would be worth a minimum of €42 million (US$46.74 million) a year and as much as €45 million (US$50.08 million) per year.A statement on Juventus’ website read: ‘It is announced that, due to the excellent sport performances achieved in recent years by the first team which contributed to the club’s improved Uefa ranking, and due to the increased Juventus brand awareness at a worldwide level, Juventus Football Club SpA. and FCA Italy SpA. agreed to increase the yearly fixed Jeep sponsorship consideration by €25 million for 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 football seasons, including of certain additional sponsorship rights.’The other provisions set out in the sponsorship agreement executed in April 2012 and in force until 30 June 2021 remain unchanged’.The club also confirmed that negotiations have already begun to renew the partnership beyond the current agreement. TagsSerie A NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Woman who orchestrated Rengel killing to appear before parole board

first_imgKITCHENER, Ont. — A young woman who sexually blackmailed her boyfriend into killing a 14-year-old girl she saw as a rival more than a decade ago is set to appear before the Parole Board of Canada today.Melissa Todorovic was convicted in 2009 for masterminding the murder of Stefanie Rengel, a girl she had never met but who became the focus of her jealousy.Rengel had briefly dated Todorovic’s then-boyfriend, David Bagshaw, years earlier and Todorovic threated to break up with him or withhold sex unless he killed his former flame.He eventually carried out her command, stabbing Rengel six times and leaving her to die in a snowbank outside her house on New Year’s Day, 2008.Todorovic was sentenced in 2009 as an adult to life in prison with no chance of parole for seven years, the maximum adult sentence for someone her age. She challenged the ruling but it was upheld on appeal.Bagshaw is also serving an adult life sentence after pleading guilty to first-degree murder.At a hearing late last year, the parole board granted Todorovic three unescorted three-day absences from prison, saying she had made progress in handling her emotions but still needed to work on her self-esteem and other issues.Todorovic said at the time she planned to use the absences to continue therapy after her sessions were discontinued in prison, and work with an employment counsellor to see what she could do once released.During that hearing, Todorovic said the plot against Rengel was fuelled by intense jealousy and rage, as well as a desire to exert power over Bagshaw.Todorovic also told the panel she had asked him to kill at least two others she considered rivals, and said she had made a similar request of a previous boyfriend, which caused him to end the relationship.Todorovic, who for years insisted she didn’t believe Bagshaw would go through with the killing, said during the hearing that she now felt like a “monster” for telling him to do it.She also said she didn’t want anything to do with Bagshaw anymore, despite a recent attempt he made to reach her.The Canadian Presslast_img read more