first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic John McNulty inundated with calls from TD’s and Senators asking him to reconsider Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Facebook News John McNulty has been asked to reconsider his decision to withdraw from the Seanad by-election.On Tuesday the Donegal businessman announced his decision to withdraw.Speaking to Highland Radio News shortly after the shock announcement on Tuesday John McNulty said he was withdrawing from the byelection race as his participation in the contest had become a “distraction” from the work the Government was doing.He also claimed that the decision was completely his own and that he wasn’t pushed.As the election cannot be stopped and Mr McNulty’s name cannot be withdrawn, he asked Fine Gael and Labour TD’s and Senators not to vote for him.But it has been claimed today by Environment Minister, Alan Kelly that many votes have already been cast for McNulty and that there is a real possibility that he  will be elected to a seat in the upper house.And now in a further twist John McNulty has been inundated with calls from TD’s and Senators asking him to reconsider his decision.It’s understood that Fine Gael TD’s and Senators were not advised NOT to vote for McNulty at last nights parliamentary meeting.Fine Gael in Donegal has said they are angry at the way the whole situation has been handled, and they are hoping that McNulty still wins the by-election and takes up the position as Senator.At this stage John McNulty is refusing to comment. Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Twittercenter_img By News Highland – October 2, 2014 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleEnvironment Minister says many TD’s and Senators have already voted for John McNultyNext articleBlack card stats released News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

first_imgFEBRUARY 15TH, 2018 Jeff Goldberg JEFF GOLDBERG INDIANA The attitudes about marijuana are changing. States are legalizing marijuana and major cities are starting to decriminalize the drug. The changing attitude, however, is putting police in a weird spot. While marijuana activists often point out that the drug causes zero deaths compared to the opioid crisis which has taken thousands of lives. Law enforcement officials explain the term gateway drug doesn’t always mean harsher substances.Sargent Cullum says, “The fact is it is at the root of some of the violent acts that we saw in 2017 and when law-abiding citizens come to us and say put a stop to it, protect our community, keep our kids safe we are going to do that.”Until marijuana is legalized in the Hoosier state Cullum assures they will continue to go after marijuana offenders no matter the public opinion. However, according to the Journal of Drug Issues points out there is no data connecting the legalization of marijuana to higher crime.Jeff GoldbergJeff GoldbergMore Posts – WebsiteFollow Me:TwitterFacebook CommentsFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

first_imgThe success of Ex CJAS 18 will encourage future development of the concept allowing UK personnel to increase their exposure to other nations clinical capabilities and some of the more unusual disciplines that are not common within the UK. The guys were really chuffed with the thanks… it’s been nice to see them enjoy themselves as part of work away from RAF Halton. Regular and Reserve personnel from the Defence Medical Services (DMS) have just completed a successful 14 day exercise delivering multinational deployed hospital care at the Army Medical Services Training Centre (AMSTC) in Strensall, York.The Surgeon General, Lt Gen Martin Bricknell speaks from the exercise:Joint Atlantic SerpentJoint Atlantic Serpent video transcript (ODT, 5.71KB)250 medical personnel took part, of which 60 came from the United States, Canada, Germany, Norway and Estonia. The UK Reserve personnel were deployed from 205 Field Hospital and 256 Field Hospital as well as from 612 and 4626 Squadrons from the Royal Axillary Air Force. The Defence Medical Group also provided a number of Regular DMS personnel who are currently working within the National Health Service.The exercise was a combined joint task force scenario with a 4 day assessment phase. This tested the hospital command team fully as it transitioned rapidly from supporting counter-insurgency to war fighting missions. Ex CJAS 18 demonstrated how clinical personnel from multiple nations can come together as equals and to deliver patient care to the same standards you would expect within a purely national facility.Captain Reinhard, an anaesthetist from the Estonian National Defence College said> I first received the benefit of receiving this training in 2013 when Estonia deployed with the UK hospital in Camp Bastion, I have really enjoyed the opportunity to return to AMSTC on Ex CJAS 18.Deploying such a large hospital allowed the planners to include additional capabilities that would not normally be exercised in this environment. Some examples included a primary health care, an aeromedical support unit and a critical care in the air support team.Corporal Neil Hudson, an Exercise Remedial Instructor (ERI) said> The exercise was a good learning experience for me as it showed me a new environment in which I could be utilised as an ERI if there is a requirement for a role 3 theatre hospitalRAF Halton supported the exercise by providing 20 students awaiting trade training (SATT): these individuals worked tirelessly to ensure the hospital personnel received enough casualties to simulate the major joint operation scenario.Corporal Rourke, the JNCO responsible for the SATTs said:last_img read more

first_img Reds boss Brendan Rodgers remained steadfast the Uruguay forward is not for sale, but declared the forward would certainly be worth a sum closer to the £100million being touted for Tottenham’s Gareth Bale by Real Madrid if he were. Arsenal’s pursuit of Suarez looks to have stalled following a second improved bid of £40m plus £1, which had been intended to trigger a clause that would allow them to discuss terms with the Uruguayan, who is now reported to be considering handing in a transfer request and taking legal action in order to orchestrate a move away from Anfield. Manager Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal will not get involved in a public bidding war over Luis Suarez, but is confident his side can still win the Barclays Premier League title without signing the wantaway Liverpool striker. “When you want to buy any player you need the agreement of the club, of the player and you need to agree a price, so you need three agreements. “It is like you go to your neighbour and say: ‘I want to buy your house, so get out tomorrow morning.’ He will not be necessarily happy about it. “What is important is we focus on the players we have, that we are not too much drawn into these stories. “I can understand they are interesting for people who love football, but it is not the most important (thing) in the game.” Despite only adding France Under-20 forward Yaya Sanogo on a free transfer from Auxerre so far, Wenger remained defiant when asked whether he felt the squad as it was could challenge the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City for the championship. “Yes, of course. I am confident. Why should I sit here and say to you we can absolutely not win the title with the players we have?” the Arsenal boss said. Wenger’s faith in his current squad looked questionable after some poor first-half defending allowed Lorenzo Insigne and Goran Pandev to put the Italians in command. However, an acrobatic goal by France striker Olivier Giroud with 18 minutes left sparked a fightback, with Laurent Koscielny heading in a dramatic late equaliser. “It was a good game overall at a good pace against a good side who finished second in Italy last year,” said Wenger. “I feel overall over 90 minutes we played going forward. It took us time to adjust defensively, and as well it was a good mental test because from 2-0 down to come back for 2-2 is very impressive.” Wenger, whose side will face Galatasaray tomorrow afternoon before a final pre-season friendly against Manchester City in Helsinki next weekend, confirmed Ivory Coast forward Gervinho was set to leave, with his destination expected to be Roma, but that there was no progress on a deal for Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner. “Gervinho we are close to an agreement with a club where he should go,” the Arsenal boss said. “(Marouane) Chamakh might go somewhere, it will be decided in the next 48 hours. “(But) Bendtner we are nowhere. He is completely here.” Wenger, though, reiterated after the 2-2 draw with Napoli in the Emirates Cup – he intended to conduct further transfer dealings in private. “I never said we have made a bid to Liverpool, now I can tell you we have made one, so at least that is some information. All the rest, I would like to keep to us,” Wenger said. “If we progress in that situation, we will inform you. At the moment, that is where we are. “We will treat every transfer with the rules we have always done until now, that is in a fair and respectful way. “That is our club, that other clubs do differently is their problem, but we will be completely faithful to the values we think are important here.” When pressed on whether he would be prepared to shell out such a massive fee on one player, Wenger said: “I do not understand this kind of thinking and would not like to talk openly about negotiations because that is not my target in (this) press conference. “We have one month in front of us and we will work very hard to strengthen our squad, without naming any specific names, because I do not believe that will make negotiations easier. “After that, you can make all kind of thinking about the price of the players, and you can say as well they are all overboard anyway. Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img Press Association Gareth McAuley scored two headers in Torshavn while Kyle Lafferty fired in his sixth goal of the qualifiers to defeat the 10-man Faroes and leave O’Neill’s team on the cusp of history. Northern Ireland have not reached a major international tournament since the 1986 World Cup, but the current squad can end that long absence from elite international competition with victory over Hungary in Belfast in three days’ time. “We know the significance of three points,” O’Neill said of the Friday night victory. “It’s a fantastic prize for the players, well deserved. They’ve won three of the four games away from home which is phenomenal in any campaign. “I genuinely can’t see them letting this opportunity…them not taking it – I can’t see how they won’t take it.” The possibility that his men could choke with the prize so tantalisingly close is not one O’Neill fears either. Instead, he is looking forward to a Windsor Park meeting with the Hungarians which could end in joyous celebration. “It’s a great scenario to be playing for qualification in our home stadium,” O’Neill added. “The pleasing aspect of it is we do have a little bit of a safety net there as well. A lot of people talked about this as a must-win and a pivotal game – it really isn’t. The work we did in the early part of the group gave us a buffer that we didn’t need tonight. “We can go into that (Hungary) game and do everything possible to win that group. We’re top and I just think the players will respond. “This is the game that was going to be the nervous game. The next game, I think they’ll handle it. I look at the intensity of the team, right through the team, there wasn’t a player that didn’t perform tonight. I just thought we were excellent to a man. “We just have to continue that. The effects of the game tonight and the fatigue element of it, I don’t think they will be a factor given what’s at stake.” McAuley, who scored in the reverse meeting between the two countries last year, gave the visitors the perfect start with a 12th-minute header at Torsvollur. Stuart Dallas’ error contributed to Joan Edmundsson’s equaliser, but Edmundsson was then dismissed after the hour mark for two cautions, both picked up for rash challenges on Oliver Norwood. Within 10 minutes McAuley had nodded home another free-kick and Lafferty rifled in a third, completing a “perfect evening” for O’Neill, whose men rose to the top of their group thanks to Romania’s stalemate in Hungary. Faroes boss Lars Olsen claimed Edmundsson’s red card was the key moment. “I was very pleased after the first 45 minutes,” he said. “I think the beginning of the second half it became better and better. We have control, we don’t give any chances away and then of course the red card changed the game. That’s the way I see it. “The way the match was played, I’m a little bit disappointed because I think we played very well if you see it compared to the game we played in Belfast. We were much better today. I congratulate Northern Ireland with the victory but I’m a little bit disappointed.” Michael O’Neill is now adamant his Northern Ireland side will be in France for Euro 2016 next summer after a 3-1 victory in the Faroe Islands moved them to the top of their Group F qualifying group.last_img read more

first_imgGUWAHATI: The Assam Kickboxing Association (AKA), in collaboration with the Dakshin Kamrup (Rural) District Kickboxing Association (DKDKA), will organize 8th All Assam State Level Inter School Kickboxing Championship U-8, 11, 14, 17 and 19 years of boys and girls from July 11. The 4th All Assam State Level Inter College Kickboxing Championship under 24 years will also be held simultaneously at the same venue. The championships are being organized to give exposure to the State players who will participate in the forthcoming SGFI’s 65th National School Games 2019-20 and AIU’s 3rd All India Inter University Kickboxing Championship 2019-20. Six events (Point Fighting, Light Contact, Kick Light, Full Contact, K1 Rule and Low Kick) will be held in the inter school meet while there will be four events (Low Kick, Full Contact, Point Fighting and Kick Light of WAKO ) in the inter college meet. A state level referee and judges clinic of WAKO kickboxing will also be held during the competition. Also Read: Assam Kick Boxing Association To Honour Hiren Gohainlast_img read more

first_imgInformation reaching Sportscrusader.com has it that Hearts striker Maxwell Boakye has been hit with a theft scandal after the player forged the signature of his colleague to withdraw money from his account.According to a Hearts of Oak source who disclosed this to sportscrusader.com said Boakye who is a roommate to goalkeeper Kinsley Kissi managed to issue a cheque on behalf of the keeper and forged his signature as well to withdraw an amount of GH¢200.00 from the keeper’s bank account.Officials of the Bank of Africa, where the goalkeeper saves, were alerted when they received a text from Kissi that he had not withdrawn or issued any cheque to anyone to withdraw such an amount. But this was after the bank had sent him a message to that effect, via the internet banking program.Alarmed by the incident, officials of the bank invited Kinsley to the Bank for further clarification and upon reaching there it was revealed from the CCTV footage that it was rather Maxwell Boakye who came to withdraw the money with a cheque issued from the keeper.“He managed to withdraw an amount of GH¢200.00 from Kissi’s account”, the source said.He said the Police in the company of some officials of Bank of Africa stormed the Hearts training grounds yesterday afternoon to affect the arrest of Maxwell, but the coach Mohammed Polo and his assistants managed to weather the storm by asking the Bank to withdraw the case with the plea that they will settle it amicably among themselves. “When the bank officials and the Police came to the training grounds, the player is question Maxwell Boakye who was actively participating in the day’s training program, did not deny the incident rather he apologized pleading for mercy adding that it was the work of the devil.”Though the Police and the Bank officials left without making the arrest, the source further added that they were not satisfied with the outcome and promised to allow the full rigors of the law to take its course.last_img read more