Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Donegal fire crews could be used as first responders in cases of cardiac arrest Donegal County Council has heard calls for the Fire Service to be used when necessary as first responders in cases of cardiac arrest.Councillor Martin McDermott points out that every fire station has a defibrillator and staff trained in cardiac first response.He says his call should not impact on the ongoing campaign for a second ambulance to serve the Inishowen peninsula.Cllr Mc Dermott believes this is a proposal which could work…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Martin-McDermott.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – April 5, 2016 WhatsApp Previous articleGardai examining clothing and personal items found near Letterkenny’s Port BridgeNext articleTwo councillors leave SDLP to contest assembly election as independents admin Homepage BannerNews Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire
March 4, 2021 /Sports News – National After he was called slur on the court, Jeremy Lin highlights surge in anti-Asian hate Written by Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC NewsBy ALLIE YANG, ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — Last weekend an NBA G League official told ESPN they were investigating basketball player Jeremy Lin’s claim he was called “coronavirus” on the court. But the next day, Lin posted on social media that he would not name the person who did it, saying he wasn’t “naming or shaming anyone.”It was a decision that turned a moment in which someone tried to hurt him personally into a rallying cry of strength for the Asian American community at large — in a year when fear and hatred have been stoked against them amid a global pandemic.“I felt like I wanted to bring awareness towards — not me … [but to] what’s going on off the court, real life, with people dealing with actual, physical attacks and things of that nature, and people who feel unsafe walking around,” Lin told ABC News. “These are the real stories that need to be talked about and people need to hear about them.”In his Facebook post last week drawing attention to recent attacks on Asian Americans, Lin wrote, “We are tired of being told that we don’t experience racism, we are tired of being told to keep our heads down and not make trouble… I want better for my elders who worked so hard and sacrificed so much to make a life for themselves here.”Lin became the first American-born NBA player of Chinese or Taiwanese descent when he signed with the Golden State Warriors during the 2010-11 season. The next season, he led the New York Knicks on a seven-game winning streak that garnered global headlines and inspired the fervor of “Linsanity.”The nine-year NBA veteran now plays with the G League’s Santa Cruz Warriors. Over the course of his career, he has never shied away from speaking out about his Taiwanese roots and the issues facing the larger Asian American community.In 2017, he spoke openly about his years playing on the road while attending Harvard. He recounted painful experiences of other slurs being hurled on the court. While teammates would alert the coach, Lin said, “I didn’t say anything, because when that stuff happens, I kind of just, I go and bottle up.”Despite growing up American, Lin told ABC News he has been treated as an “other” for “my whole life.”“I’ve always been the token Asian guy. I’ve always had to prove myself a little bit more, knowing that in a lot of situations that if I’m even with somebody else, then I’m behind, basically,” he said. “I’ve kind of grown up my whole life knowing that.”Through it all, Lin said, he feels his career has been purposeful.“God has continued to use me and allowed me to do things beyond what I’m capable of doing,” he said. “I just hope that by continuing to play, when the next Asian or Asian American comes along that … hopefully it won’t be as difficult for them, or they won’t be labeled as ‘deceptively athletic,’ or they won’t have to fight as hard, or fight uphill to be able to show what they can do.”Lin said what he experienced is “a little bit uncomfortable, but the NBA and everybody within the organization, and outside, have been amazing and supportive.”Lin didn’t specify when the incident calling him “coronavirus” happened. It’s unclear if the incident occurred in the G-League bubble in Orlando, Florida, where Lin is currently playing.In his Facebook post, he called on all people to “listen to the voices that are teaching us how to be anti-racist towards ALL people. Hear others stories, expand your perspective. I believe this generation can be different. But we will need empathy and solidarity to get us there.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) took the Best Challenge Show award at the 2016 National Television Awards (NTAs).Last night (20 January), GBBO beat off competition from Bear Grylls, MasterChef and The Apprentice to take home the Best Challenge Show award at the NTAs.GBBO also triumphed at last year’s NTAs, taking home the Skills Challenge Show award – beating MasterChef, Come Dine With Me and The Apprentice.Accepting the award, GBBO judge Paul Hollywood said: “A huge thank you … in fact we all started crying again down on the row.”Fellow judge Mary Berry interjected adding that it felt “strange” not to have the show’s co-hosts, Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, there with them.2015 winner Nadiya Hussain went up on stage with the pair to collect the award. She baked a four-tier 21st birthday cake for the NTAs this year, which was unveiled at the after-show party. The cake required 34 eggs, 2kg of sugar, 3kg of butter, 2.5kg of flour, 2kg of icing sugar and 4kg of fondant icing.Hussain is currently writing a children’s book of stories and recipes, which will be in the shops in September.Mary Berry in the papersMary Berry was in the newspapers this week defending her decision not to appear on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing show, despite being approached. She said: “My husband and children would kill me. I have two left feet and would make a terrible fool of myself.”
IQALUIT, Nunavut — Fireworks exploded over Frobisher Bay while sled dogs chained to the sea ice howled and barked in the new capital of Iqaluit the night Nunavut was born.The territory marks its 20th anniversary on Monday and Premier Joe Savikataaq says there are more fireworks to come.“We have lots of good-news stories,” he says, pointing with pride to a growing economy and a better-educated, more confident populace.But there’s plenty of barking, too.“We could have done a lot better,” says Madeleine Redfern, Iqaluit’s outspoken mayor, who worries about a growing gap between well-off Inuit and those left behind. Some, like Aluki Kotierk, head of the group that administers the Nunavut land claim, says the territory may no longer serve the interests of the people it was created for. Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. is considering self-government for Inuit, separate from the territory.“We think Inuit life would be in a much better position in terms of social, cultural and economic well-being if (the land claim) had been implemented effectively,” Kotierk says. “We’re taking an exercise to see what our options are.”Savikataaq’s economic optimism isn’t misplaced.Nunavut, with four mines either operating or expanding, has the fastest-growing economy in Canada. The Conference Board of Canada, calling it unprecedented, predicts nine per cent growth this year.Mines are located throughout the territory, spreading the benefits around. And although fewer Inuit work at those mines than hoped, renegotiated agreements have committed mining companies to spend millions on training and recruiting.School graduation rates are slowly climbing and over half the students who start school now complete it.Big-budget public works are opening the territory up.Iqaluit has a modern new airport and a deep-sea port is being built. Small-craft harbours in far-flung communities are creating opportunities for industries such as fishing, as well as making day-to-day life easier and safer.A healing-focused correctional facility has opened in Rankin Inlet. Health centres have been built in outlying communities. A long-awaited substance abuse treatment centre is finally promised for Iqaluit.A major Arctic research facility is operating in Cambridge Bay.But not all Inuit are along for the ride, says Redfern.Those who don’t fit in to English, southern-based education — Nunavut uses Alberta’s curriculum — or don’t have the skills to work in mining often face poverty, especially when housing subsidies for government employees inflate rents for everyone.“That’s a huge contributing factor — the cost of housing and the fact it’s gone up tremendously,” Redfern says. Nunavut continues to face a tangled knot of interwoven social problems. Poverty, poor housing, ill health, unemployment and undereducation all feed into each other. This year, the territory needs about 3,300 housing units and plans to build 83.Even the language and culture that Nunavut was created to nurture is failing, Kotierk says. She describes the territory’s school dropout rate as a “push-out rate” as students reject classroom materials that don’t reflect them.Nunavummiut are still coping with the immense changes the last 50 years have brought, she says.“The expectation that Inuit should be able to get over it doesn’t help us. It’s unfair for a society that has gone through their own great changes in a much slower pace to expect us to be able to adjust as quickly as we do.”Still, Redfern says, the sun is slowly creeping over Nunavut’s horizon.“There’s so much activity that’s happening here — the fisheries sector, the arts sector … The main issue is seeing the work that needs to be done to ensure that those who are struggling are able to participate.”Savikataaq says Inuit are eager to catch up to development in southern Canada.“People are resilient and quite hopeful. When negative or bad stuff comes along, we just take it as it goes and say, ‘We’ll deal with this.’”Savikataaq recently went hunting near Arviat, hoping to bring home a caribou or two. He had just bought a new snowmobile and was giving it its first field test.It conked out.“My son had to put another snowmobile on a sled and drive 250 miles and come and exchange Ski-Doos.” Savikataaq will get the faulty machine running. Maybe the territory he leads is much the same — balky at first, but with some work it’ll fly.“We have a lot of potential here,” he says.“We’re proud Canadians. We just want Canada to know that we’re a part of it.”— By Bob Weber in Edmonton. Follow @row1960 on Twitter The Canadian Press
CALGARY – Alberta’s premier says the Trump administration’s recent attacks on Canadian trade show how necessary it is to go ahead with the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.Rachel Notley has taken aim at what she called reckless U.S. moves against Canada’s steel and aluminum industries.She told the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary that Canada needs to be strategic with its resources and not put all its eggs in one basket.Virtually all of Canada’s oil exports go to the United States and the Trans Mountain pipeline would enable sales to Asia via the West Coast.The federal government agreed last month to purchase the project from Texas-based Kinder Morgan, which had threatened to pull the plug because of political hurdles in British Columbia.Notley says the United States benefits from Canada’s failure to build a pipeline to a Canadian coast and get a better price for its product.“In these days, I’ve got to say it’s getting harder and harder to stomach, with reckless attacks on our steel and aluminum industries and reckless attacks on the hard-working people that those industries employ,” Notley said Tuesday.“I have a message to send to folks beyond this room, to British Columbia and to all Canadians: if the last days and weeks tell us anything, it’s that we, as Canadians, need to take control of our economic destiny.”Notley directed a few good-natured jabs at the Americans who came to Calgary for the annual energy industry trade show.“For our American guests, let me just say how brave it is for you to join us here in a country that represents such a hostile national security threat,” she said.“I should let you know, that there is in fact a battalion of Canadian geese assembling outside the doors. We’ve cleared the building of maple syrup and, in fact, if some of you are not really, really careful, we may make you drink your own beer.”
New Delhi: The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2019 has been postponed in Odisha due to cyclone ‘Fani’, the HRD Ministry announced Saturday. The decision has been taken following a request from the Odisha administration in view of the rehabilitation work being underway in the state. “#NEET exam scheduled for 5th May in Odisha postponed as per the request of State Govt working on relief and rehabilitation work in the wake of #FaniCyclone. Revised dates for the exam in Odisha will be announced so,” HRD Secretary R Subramanyam tweeted. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh The extremely severe cyclonic storm, which made landfall at Odisha’s Puri on Friday, unleashed copious rain and windstorm that gusted up to 200 kmph, blowing away thatched roofs of houses, swamped towns and villages, before weakening and entering West Bengal. The death toll due to the calamity, which stood at eight on Friday, mounted to 12 with four fresh casualties reported from Mayurbhanj district in Odisha, officials said, adding that detailed information from many areas was still awaited.
Brussels – The Morocco-European Union association committee opened this Monday in Brussels its 11th session in the presence of a large Moroccan delegation chaired by minister of foreign affairs and cooperation.The meeting will look into the political and economic situation in Morocco and progress made in political, economic and social reforms.The session will also be an opportunity to assess relations between Morocco and the European Union since the Council’s last session held in April 2012, mainly regarding the implementation of the political, economic, social and human dimensions of the association agreement and the work plan of the European neighborhood policy. Morocco and the EU will examine prospects of the exemplary partnership existing between the two sides, in light of the objectives set by the new work plan for the advanced status.Regional and international issues, such as integration in the Maghreb, the situation in the Sahel-Sahara region and in Africa and means to consolidate collaboration as part of renovated triangular cooperation are other items on the agenda of this session.
This was more like what was envisioned when the Los Angeles Lakers teamed Kobe Bryant with Dwight Howard and Steve Nash. The Lakers looked formidable on Christmas Day, handling the scorching New York Knicks, 100-94 to pull to .500 on the season.Bryant had a jolly good time, scoring 34 points to lead L.A. to its fifth successive victory. They might not be where they hope to be by season’s end, but they sure are looking a lot better.Nash was a major factor, running the offense with aplomb and providing points at important late stages of the fourth quarter. He had 16 points, 11 assists and six rebounds only his second game after missing two months with a bad leg.Howard had 14 points and 12 rebounds, while Pau Gasol scored 13 with 8 boards. Carmelo Anthony had 34 for the Knicks and J.R. Smith scored 25 off the bench.New York led by as many as 10, but Bryant and Nash charged a fourth-quarter run the that pulled the Lakers to within one. Bryant’s basket with 7:38 left in the game put Los Angeles in front for good, as L.A. closed the game strongly for the second straight time.The Lakers came from 14 behind in the fourth quarter to defeat the Golden State Warriors in their last game. Tuesday, Gasol helped out in the fourth-quarter with a jumper and late driving dunk.The Lakers shot 48.1% from the field, but defensively they held New York to only 16 points in the fourth quarter.This was a much more fluid Lakers team than early in the season. Nash’s presence has made a significant difference. His ability to run the offense and hit shots makes for a more diverse offense.Also, Metta World Peace has been playing well. He had 16 points in the second quarter, including eight straight at one point.At .500 now with five straight wins, the Lakers seemed to have righted their early-season wrongs. At least for now.
Due to his great level with Manchester City, Raheem Sterling has even gotten comparisons to George Best from West Ham’s vice-chairman.The level of performance that Raheem Sterling has been showing off in the last couple of months is on the level of legendary Irishman George Best, at least that’s what West Ham United’s vice-chairman wrote on her weekend column for The Sun.Karren Brady has been writing for The Sun for some time now, but she wasn’t even at a proper age to remember Best playing at his best during his golden era at Manchester United.Based on the assumption that she watched countless videos of the former winger, we can assume that her comparisons are a tad weak because Best is considered one of the most talented players in Manchester United’s history.The player who gets compared with him has been Cristiano Ronaldo, Sterling still has a lot to work in order to reach that same level of performance but he does share a few characteristics with the former Red Devil.Both are wingers, both have a slippery dribbling style that drives defenders crazy, and both of them are incredibly fast when they accelerate in reduced spaces.Brady wanted to praise Sterling’s capabilities by doing this comparison, but she did no favors to the player with this added pressure.“Sterling had a bad start in life. His father was murdered when he was two and he became a father himself in his early teens,” wrote Brady for The Sun.“He was picked up from QPR and by 17 he was making his debut for Liverpool. There, he was often perceived as a greedy, precocious brat and one always quick to fall over an opponent’s knee.”“Outrage built when Sterling, no doubt advised by his agent, rejected a reputed £100,000-a-week wage at Liverpool.”“He’d already committed several of those wild things that kids do, like buying expensive cars, when their pockets bulge with money and the leeches gather round. He stubbornly persisted with his desire to move to City,” Brady added.“And while I am unaware of the full reasons why, I’m sure a player who trains so steadfastly and prides himself on having gifts enjoyed by only the best footballers — super-quick feet, the balance of a tightrope walker and speed — isn’t driven purely by monetary rewards.”Report: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“As a footballer, he’s reaching towards the level of George Best. And the comparison shouldn’t embarrass a player who still has untapped potential,” she concluded.2️⃣0️⃣ and [email protected] have now gone 20 games unbeaten in the #PL (W17 D3), since a 2-3 defeat against Man Utd in April#MCIBOU pic.twitter.com/6R9ZRta9TB— Premier League (@premierleague) December 2, 2018What we can say about Raheem Sterling, is that he is one of the most important offensive players that Pep Guardiola has at his disposal.The Citizens just completed a 20-match unbeaten run with their latest victory against Bournemouth this Saturday and Sterling was right in the middle of it, but Manchester City does have quite a few players to choose from when you want to pick a single one who can be considered the leader of this group.Raheem still hasn’t proved that he can perform at a top level during a match against one of the biggest clubs in the world, he needs to score one or two goals against Barcelona or Real Madrid in order to earn that comparison with ‘Georgie’.It’s not that we don’t believe the kid can pull it off, it’s just that we won’t believe any of these claims until we can actually see some proof that he is capable of such massive achievement.We are barely getting to the half of the season, the real challenge will come after March when the titles will start getting decided in all competitions and Sterling will want to stay in form during that period of time. Let’s see if he can pull it off.Man City ace Raheem Sterling only outdone by Eden Hazard this season…he is reaching towards George Best level | @karren_brady https://t.co/JcQGIhtbOj pic.twitter.com/z7XVNKQvBg— The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) December 1, 2018What do you think about Brady’s bold comparison of Raheem Sterling with legendary Georgie Best? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.