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first_img Facebook An Irish ship that was originally part of an aid flotilla attacked by Israel yesterday is set to approach Gaza today.The Israeli navy has said this morning that it’s ready to stop the MV Rachel Corrie, and expects an easy takeover of the ship.The Minister for Foreign Affairs Micheal Martin yesterday called for Israel to exercise restraint in dealing with the vessel.Meanwhile, 7 Irish citizens, including Donegal activist Fiachra O’Luain, are still being detained in Israel following the raid on the main flotilla yesterday.He and another Irish man, Dr Fintan Lane, are contesting their deportation. Israel and Palestine Correspondent with the London Independent Don McIntyre says they could face a long wait………….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/000don830.mp3[/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Twitter Previous articleDonegal County Council to seek funding for A5 linkagesNext articleQuestions raised over whether controversial consultancy offers value for money News Highland Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+center_img WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – June 1, 2010 Donegal man on Gaza ship detained by Israeli forces Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

first_imgABC News/Elgin Police(ELGIN, Illinois) — Police in Elgin, Illinois on Thursday released body-cam and dashboard video related to the March 12, 2018 shooting death of 34-year-old Decynthia Clements.Police said on Twitter they had released more than 30 hours of video and posted a pared-down 21-minute version on YouTube that includes several minutes of intro from Elgin Police Chief Jeff Swoboda. “This video summarizes the events that occurred on March 12, 2018,” the YouTube post says. “Please be warned that the content is graphic and may be disturbing to some viewers.”Clements was killed by an Elgin police officer on the side of a busy highway in the overnight hours.In the edited video, Clements can be seen speeding as police squad cars attempt to pull over the vehicle. Clements doesn’t stop and when officers finally catch up with her, she’s pulled over on the shoulder on a busy stretch of I-90. The driver’s side window is up. Clements can be seen in the driver’s seat, smoking, and appears to be reaching for something, again ignoring officers commands and yelling at the officers.Officers shut down traffic in both directions, and tried for one hour to negotiate with Clements and get her out of the car.Throughout that hour, in the shortened video, Clements continues to put the vehicle in drive and slowly move it. That’s when officers decide to pin her vehicle between two squad cars.Clements can then be seen igniting something, and tossing it into the backseat, setting the car on fire.The car fills with smoke and officers are unable to see clearly what is happening inside the vehicle.Through the haze of the smoke, an officer says he sees her with a knife, and can be heard on the video saying “She’s got the knife to her neck, she’s got the knife to her neck!”With the car smoldering, officers again repeatedly ask Clements to get out of the vehicle.With flames now coming out of the vehicle, Clements opens the drivers side door, and starts to exit with an object in hand.Officers can be heard yelling at her to drop the knife. A split-second later she is fired upon and killed.Police say the edited clip they released is based on more than 30 hours of video and more than two dozen video clips. Swoboda said investigators recovered two knives and that Clements had a knife in each hand.He also said the officer involved, Lt. Christian Jensen, fired his weapon three times. Jensen was placed on administrative leave, Swoboda said.The Illinois State Police is investigating the shooting.Attorneys for the Clements family said in a statement reported by the Elgin Courier-News that lethal force was unnecessary.“This situation did not have to escalate to such a degree that cost a young woman her life. As we move forward with this lawsuit, those responsible for Decynthia’s death must be held accountable,” attorneys Antonio Romanucci and Andrew Stroth said in their statement.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgBoard nominates nine for examiners September 15, 2002 Regular News Board nominates nine for examiners Nine lawyers have been nominated to the Supreme Court for three vacancies on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners.The Board of Governors last month approved the nine lawyers recommended by a special screening committee, and forwarded the names to the court, which will make the final selection. The three chosen will serve five-year terms starting November 1.Nominated were Janet W. Benke of Ocala, Alexander Caballero of Tampa, Mary Beth Cantrell of Orlando, Matthew R. Danahy of Tampa, Zala L. Foriza of Tampa, Miguel Manuel de la O of Miami, David Mesnekoff of Miami, Frank Nussbaum of Miami, and Alan F. Wagner of Tampa.last_img read more

first_imgA local Walmart was evacuated over the weekend after employees smelled gas.Customers were shopping Saturday morning at the Aurora Walmart when gas was smelled and it forced employees to usher everyone outside and shut down the store. Firefighters and first responders arrived to the store off U.S. 50 at about 5 a.m.One employee was taken to a hospital as a result.Investigators determined that the smell was linked to malfunctioning heating and air conditioning units on the roof of the store. The store reopened Saturday.last_img read more

first_imgORIN Boston’s 6 emerged winners of the Frederick Halley feature dominoes tournament held on Monday night last at Everest Cricket Club pavilion, Camp Road, Georgetown.In a fiercely contested encounter which went right down to the wire, Boston’s 6 tallied 79 games to edge out Beharry’s 6 on 77 and Halley’s 6 which ended in cellar position on 74.The game wasn’t decided until the final sitting after only one game separated the three teams, both Beharry Halley’s teams deadlocked on 63 and Boston’s 6 a mere one game away on 62.In the end, Boston’s 6 prevailed after marking 17 games in the final sitting which saw Beharry’s 6 scoring 14 and Halley’s 6 managing 12 games.Sonia Goodluck led the way for Boston’s with 17 games while John Freeman supported with 15. Skipper Boston, who played through, made 13 in his first three sittings and 14 in the other three.The top players in Beharry’s 6 were Roderick Harry with 15 games and Mark Welch who marked 14.For Halley’s 6, Edmund Sammy topped with 15 games while there were 14 and 13 games respectively for Ravi Shivnauth and Frederick Halley.The game was organised by Manniram “Packer” Shew while the trophies were sponsored by Halley.last_img read more

first_imgBy John BurtonSHREWSBURY — The protracted development application to construct a convenience store and gas station on Shrewsbury Avenue continues to be opposed by a business competitor and is scheduled to return to the borough Zoning Board of Adjustment on Nov. 30.The application, presented by Shore Investment Realty, is seeking the board’s approval to construct a 5,496 square-foot QuickChek retail convenience store that will have on-site food consumption and outdoor seating for customers. The project also calls for the installation of a gas station with a 10-vehicle canopied fueling station.The project is proposed for a 6.35-acre property at 575 Shrewsbury Ave., near Apple Street, the former location of a Verizon telecommunications facility. Should the application be eventually approved, a portion of the site would continue to serve as a Verizon location for warehousing of materials, garage, staging yard and offices, according to the application’s public notice.The project would require the zoning board to grant a use “D” variance for use not permitted in the zone, as well as a number of other variances and design waivers.This application was the subject of eight previous hearings before the zoning board, beginning on Jan. 6, with the most recent occurring on Aug. 29. During those hearings the attorney representing Shore Investment has faced off against the lawyer representing the application’s primary objector, Lukoil America, a competing gasoline and fuel distributor. Lukoil operates a gas station located almost directly across from the property on Shrewsbury Avenue.The board had scheduled a special meeting on Nov. 2 to review this application. The board’s public notice published in an area newspaper was suspected of being insufficient under the state Open Public Meetings Act, requiring the meeting’s date change.The zoning board meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the borough council/municipal court chambers, 419 Sycamore Ave.last_img read more

first_imgNational Women’s Day commemorates the Women’s March, comprising some 20 000 women of all races on the Union Buildings, on this day in 1956, to petition against the pass lawsAugust is Women’s Month in South Africa and Brand South Africa, along with the Sowetan, is hosting the Sowetan Dialogues to talk about issues affecting women.This leg of the dialogues will be held on 6 August at Bloemfontein City Hall in the Free State Province. The dialogue will focus on the roles women play in nation-building and in a democratic South Africa. It will also look at whether patriarchy still has a role to play in a democratic society. Patriarchy, according to the Oxford Dictionary, is: “A system of society or government in which men hold the power and women are largely excluded from it.”The dialogue starts at 6pm and includes panellists such as Sisi Mabe, Speaker of the Free State provincial legislature, and Mbuyiselo Botha, media and government relations manager at Sonke Gender Justice Network.Attendance is free but those wanting to secure their seats can message their names and surnames along with the word “Dialogues” to 48470. The SMS will be charged at R1.50.WOMEN’S DAYNational Women’s Day on 9 August is a public holiday in South Africa. The day commemorates the Women’s March, comprising some 20 000 women of all races on the Union Buildings, on this day in 1956, to petition against the pass laws. The laws would have required South Africans defined as black by The Population Registration Act to carry a pass.The pass was an internal passport for designated urban/metropolitan areas in which the bearer was authorised to live, work and travel. Under the laws, black South Africans were required to carry and produce their pass at all times within such areas. They would be arrested if they could not produce one. The laws would have served to maintain population segregation, control urbanisation, and manage migrant labour during the apartheid era. The pass laws would have severely restricted the movement of black South Africans, and especially affected black women’s ability to earn an income.WOMEN IN SOUTH AFRICATwo decades ago the majority of South African women had no rights. They worked in menial jobs and, except for the privileged few, lived their lives in the private sphere. Apartheid and a nationwide patriarchal culture had disenfranchised them.Then, in 1994, things looked up as everyone became equal, at least in theory; the new Constitution said so, after all, and of course, everyone could vote. But the fight to recognise women as adults and humans in their own right continued.The 1994 Women’s Charter for Effective Equality began with the words: “As women, citizens of South Africa, we are here to claim our rights.”The charter raised new hope for women, and today, South Africa’s constitution enshrines women’s rights in the passage that reads: “The state may not unfairly discriminate directly or indirectly against anyone on one or more grounds, including race, gender, sex, pregnancy, marital status, ethnic or social origin, colour, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, conscience, belief, culture, language and birth.”But, in 2014, violence and other forms of discrimination against women are still a major concern across the country, as it is across the world, as patriarchy and misogyny still thrive. To counter this discrimination, to further women’s rights, and to recognise their contributions in the public and private spheres, President Jacob Zuma announced the Ministry for Women, Children and People with Disabilities in May 2009.The ministry aims to “monitor other government departments to ensure the mainstreaming of gender, children’s rights and disability considerations into all programmes of government and other sectors. This will help government to respond to issues of these targeted groups in an integrated and coherent manner.”ABOUT THE SOWETAN DIALOGUESThe Sowetan Dialogues aim to provide a platform for communities to talk with opinion leaders on issues that affect them, and on issues outlined in the National Development Plan. The dialogues aim to encourage community members to play their parts in driving social, developmental and economic change in their communities through active citizenship.There have been six dialogues so far this year: in Soweto, Johannesburg, Polokwane, Nelspruit, Durban and Mmabatho.They have covered topics ranging from the president’s State of The Nation Address; to the school dropout rate; to the role of the African community in ending apartheid in South Africa; and the role of today’s youth in South Africa compared to that of 1976; among others.last_img read more

first_img3 February 2016 – Government is ready to welcome delegates to the annual Investing in African Mining Indaba to be held in Cape Town. The indaba will also showcase the country’s prowess in the areas of mining and related fields.• Download media advisoryThe Indaba, to be held from 8th to 11th February 2016 in Cape Town, is the world’s largest gathering of mining’s most influential stakeholders and decision-makers on the African continent.Government activities will commence with the Minister of Mineral Resources Mr Mosebenzi J Mosebenzi (MP) officially opening the Indaba on Monday, 8th of February 2016.The opening of the Mining Indaba by Minister Zwane will be followed by a media briefing.The media briefing is scheduled to take place as follows:Date: Monday, 08 February 2016Time: 10:00 – 12:30Venue: Westin Hotel, Marco Polo Board Room, Cape Town, Western Cape ProvinceMinister Zwane will thereafter, together with the Ministers of Trade and Industry Dr Davies, Economic Development Mr Patell, Communications Ms Muthambi, Monitoring and Evaluation Mr Radebe and Public Enterprise Ms Brown, host an Investment Dialogue under the theme: “Driving competitiveness and ensuring growth and stability”.Details of the dialogue are as follows:Date: Monday, 08 February 2016Time: 14:00 – 16:00Venue: Auditorium IIPLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY ACCREDITED MEDIA WILL ACCESS THE VENUE, to register log on: https://www.miningindaba.comKindly confirm attendance with Neliswa Chiloane by Friday, 5th of February 2016, at the following email address: [email protected] by the Department of Mineral Resourceslast_img read more

first_imgProtesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSensational all season long, CJ Perez continued to reap the rewards of his hardwork as he was named the NCAA Season 93’s Most Valuable Player.The 23-year-old forward has undoubtedly been the driving force for Lyceum this year, leading the Pirates to an amazing 18-game sweep of the eliminations en route to their first ever Finals appearance.ADVERTISEMENT Onwubere showcased his full arsenal in his final year with the Generals, averaging 16.1 markers, 11.0 boards, 2.6 assists, and 1.4 rejections in his team’s failed bid to make it to the Final Four.The same was the case for Eze, who has been a beast for the Altas in their campaign but failed to help his side advance to the playoffs. The Nigerian bruiser corralled 15.3 points, a league-high 16.4 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks this season.Meanwhile, Jaycee Marcelino’s stellar first year with the Pirates did not go unnoticed as he was feted as this season’s Rookie of the Year.A transferee from Adamson, the soft-spoken guard made immediate impact in his debut year for Lyceum, averaging 10.7 points, 5.4 boards, 2.4 assists, and 1.4 steals, while terrorizing the opposing team’s guards with his hounding defense together with twin brother Jayvee.Eze’s defensive prowess was also recognized as he was named as the league’s Defensive Player of the Year.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments Perez averaged a league-best 19.3 points, together with 6.5 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 1.9 steals to stamp his class among his peers.Joining Perez in the Mythical Team is his Pirates teammate Mike Nzeusseu along with Javee Mocon of San Beda, Sidney Onwubere of Emilio Aguinaldo College, and Prince Eze of Perpetual Help.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Cameroonian Nzeusseu has been a rock down low for Lyceum, netting a double-double of 11.4 markers, 11.8 boards, and 1.2 blocks.Mocon, meanwhile, has been an embodiment of stability for the Red Lions as he churned out solid numbers of 13.0 points, 11.2 rebounds, and 3.4 dimes in his fourth season. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img MOST READ NBA: Jason Kidd brushes off comparisons to Lonzo Ball: ‘It’s a stretch’ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Also making the Best Defensive Team are Lyceum’s Nzeusseu, EAC’s Onwubere, Jose Rizal U’s Abdulwahab Abdulrazak, and Mapua’s Christian Buñag.Heavy Bombers guard Jed Mendoza was  adjudged as the Most Improved Player, turning around a largely forgettable rookie year and emerging as a solid contributor for his side with a team-best 13.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.9 assists.JRU, meanwhile, was given the sportsmanship award. LATEST STORIES Read Next CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more