Omagh Street Safe Project praised by North’s Justice Minister

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter News Pinterest By News Highland – February 14, 2014 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleGardai appeal for information after elderly man beaten and robbed in his home in GlentiesNext articleNew early-warning system in diagnosing cancer hailed as breakthrough News Highland Omagh Street Safe Project praised by North’s Justice Ministercenter_img Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Twitter The North’s Justice Minister has praised the work being done by the Omagh Street Safe project, after attending a training session with volunteers this week.The project offers support to those who may be vulnerable while socialising in Omagh town centre on Saturday nights, and is being extended to Friday nights from tonight.Minister David Ford travelled to Omagh this week to meet some of the Street Safe volunteers at a training event on alcohol and drug awareness.Praising the initiative, the minister the volunteers’ assistance to those on a night out, not only benefits those individuals who require their help, but their presence undoubtedly provides wider reassurance to the community and supports the very important night time economy in the town.”He said it is particularly gratifying that some of the funding for the project has come from the Assets Recovery Community Scheme, which distributes funding from assets seized from criminals.At present there are 57 trained volunteers who have all undergone training in personal safety, first aid, de-escalation techniques and dealing with difficult situations.Since November of last year, the Omagh Street Safe project operates outside the Public Services Centre in the town’s High Street on Saturday nights from 11am to 3.00am, and that is being extended to include Friday nights, from tonight. Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Ocean City Mourns Loss of John Kemenosh

first_imgJohn Kemenosh of Ocean City, NJJohn Kemenosh, a former city councilman who dedicated much of his life to the service of his country and city, has died at the age of 88.A World War II veteran, Kemenosh lived in Ocean City for more than 63 years, raised seven children in town and served many civic and political organizations.A statement from Mayor Jay Gillian released on Monday evening is as follows:“I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former First Ward Councilman John Kemenosh.Mr. Kemenosh served our community in numerous ways over many years.He was one of the founders and past presidents of the Ocean City Youth Athletic Association. For decades, he was a tireless volunteer for various causes and campaigns organized by the local Republican Club.Of course, most notably Mr. Kemenosh served with distinction as First Ward Councilman. When I became mayor, Councilman Kemenosh warmly welcomed me to city government and worked in partnership with my administration to achieve our common objectives. I will be forever grateful for his friendship and support.Ocean City is a better place thanks to the long time community service of John Kemenosh.Michele’s and my thoughts and prayers are with the Kemenosh family at this difficult time.”Kemenosh was honored by the Ocean City Republican Club in March as Republican of the Year. Tim Kelly (TK Press) prepared the following biography released to news media in advance of the event:Kemenosh, 88, known as “Pops” is a former respected First Ward city councilman and an Ocean City resident for 63 years, involved in local governmental politics. Kemenosh has been a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 68, for more than 35 years.  He and his late wife, Elizabeth, raised all seven of their children in town, all graduating from the Ocean City School District.  Kemenosh was active in youth sports coaching for more than 15 years.  He has been a driving force in local, county and state politics since the early 1960s, event organizers said.“There was discussion about whom we would select for Republican of the Year, but there certainly was no argument,” said Heenan; a member of the event’s planning committee.  “Really, how could we not select John? He is a tireless worker on behalf of the party and has helped attract great people for public service. And John has done more than anyone to get these people elected. Everyone likes John, even Democrats.”In 2014, John was the recipient of the prestigious NJGOP Outstanding Service statewide award for service to the NJ Republican party with an award ceremony hosted by Lt. Gov. Kim GuadagnoKemenosh served as First Ward councilman for four years from 2008 until 2012 when he stepped down for health reasons.  After regaining his health, Kemenosh turned his efforts behind the scenes for local candidates — making phone calls, knocking on doors and doing whatever he could to generate votes.  In the course of a day, it is not unusual for Kemenosh to make 300 phone calls or more, Heenan said. Following his campaign work for senatorial and freeholder races in 2013, Kemenosh was named Volunteer of the Year for Cape May County and was invited to a private breakfast at Drumthwacket, the Governor’s mansion and was honored with the top volunteers from each of the other 20 counties in the state.Kemenosh said he had a simple formula for success in politics. “It’s not about building monuments,” he said.  “It’s about doing what you can to make our great town even greater. It’s about helping people and letting them know your door is always open. If you listen to people, really listen, they will respect you and be reasonable.  Many times people just want to be heard.”In 2014, Kemenosh was instrumental in helping pass legislation protecting Seeing Eye dogs in the State of New Jersey. That law is now known as “Dusty’s Law.”  After the bill passed both houses, he walked the legislation information to the Governor’s office for signature.  Kemenosh has been a Contact of Cape Atlantic Phone support citizen services since 2014.  As an Ocean City councilman, he served on the Utility Advisory Commission, the Boardwalk and Bay Front Committees, as well as many council Ad-Hoc Committees.Kemenosh came from very humble beginnings.  Born in New York City three years before the start of the Great Depression, he never knew his mother and was raised in an orphanage beginning at age two. His father was a disabled World War I veteran who suffered periodically from the effects of exposure to mustard gas.“I never had a home life as a child. The orphanage was my home, my school, my whole life at that time.”Kemenosh left the institution at age 16 and moved to Philadelphia to live with his father, whose condition had somewhat improved, and a stepmother.  At the outbreak of World War II, he dropped out Northeast High School to join the Navy and serve in the Pacific Theatre. Kemenosh finished high school after the war and attended LaSalle College (now University) on the GI Bill.Kemenosh was a varsity tennis player at LaSalle and eventually earned his bachelor’s degree.  He met his future wife, the former “Liz” Baumann, in Philadelphia.  The union produced seven children: Elizabeth Ann, Mark, John, Carol Ann, Matthew, Theresa Ann and Audrey Ann.  He has 15 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.Kemenosh owned and operated a plumbing, heating and appliance Company for the next decade, but the business was not insured for flooding and was wiped out during the infamous 1962 “March Storm.” Kemenosh then became a member of Local 68 Engineers Union during the end of Atlantic City’s pre-casino era and helped to build the resort during its transformation as the East Coast’s first casino town.  He worked at the original Golden Nugget and Caesars properties, among others.  He is also a cancer survivor, having lost half a lung to the disease. That does not stop him from pursuing his passion for golf and driving around town to visit friends and family.He still works part-time four days a week as an aide at the Cape May County Library in Sea Isle City and volunteers as a caller for the CONTACT organization.  John is affiliated with the local VFW, Post 6650 and the American Legion Post 524, and is an advocate for all veterans.When Kemenosh considers his nearly nine decade run activities, education, jobs and life experiences, he does not hesitate in revealing his favorite:“Charlie Sandman and I had a lot of fun during the gubernatorial campaign, flying all over the state in a helicopter and meeting all kinds of great people.  That’s when the political bug bit me.”And the rest is Ocean City political history.Details are not yet available on services for Kemenosh. Check back for details.last_img read more

News story: UK Anti-Doping Reappointments

first_imgPippa BrittonPippa Britton is a double Paralympic archer having competed for ParalympicsGB at both Beijing 2008 and London 2012. Pippa has broken three world records and has represented Great Britain at the last six World Archery Championships, gaining a medal at each one – three individual medals, two team golds and one team silver. Pippa is currently Chair for Disability Sport Wales, Vice-Chair of the Sport Wales Board and a member of the Para-Archery Committee at World Archery.Sarah WincklessSarah Winckless MBE is a former GB rower who won an Olympic bronze medal at the 2004 Athens Games and was world champion in both 2005 and 2006. Following her retirement from rowing in 2009, Sarah has chaired the British Olympic Association’s Athletes’ Commission from 2010 to 2014, and was Team GB Chef de Mission at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, and is currently performing that role for Team England for the Commonwealth Youth Games in 2017 and Commonwealth Games in 2018. In 2015, Sarah was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to Sport and Young People.These reappointments have been made in accordance with the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments. The appointments process is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. Under the Code, any significant political activity undertaken by an appointee in the last five years must be declared. This is defined as including holding office, public speaking, making a recordable donation, or candidature for election. Pippa and Sarah have declared no such activity.last_img read more

Mamata, the street-fighting politician and Left nemesis

first_imgThe stormy petrel of West Bengal politics, Mamata Banerjee has single handedly wrecked the red bastion in West Bengal ending Left Front’s uninterrupted 34-year-old rule after perfecting the art of the impossible.The feisty 56-year-old Banerjee, who is the founder and chairperson of the Trinamool Congress which she set up in 1998 after falling out with the Congress Party in West Bengal, can now have the satisfaction of a victorious General seeing all the war plans fall into place.For years the face of the Opposition in West Bengal, Banerjee, known to her supporters as ‘Didi’ (sister) has been the nemesis of the ruling CPI(M)-led Left Front over the last 23 years and has earned the reputation of being a street-fighting politician.Maverick and emotional, she first hogged the limelight by blocking Jayaprakash Narayan’s convoy by throwing herself on the ground when he came to Kolkata to organise the masses against Indira Gandhi before Emergency.Banerjee, a firebrand orator, coined a catchy slogan “Ma, Mati o Manush” (Mother, Land and People) before last year’s Lok Sabha polls and played on the anti-incumbency factor after more than three decades of Left rule and the creeping disillusionment among several sections, like Muslims, to decimate the Left in partnership with the Congress.A leader with mass appeal known for her humble lifestyle, the seven-time MP successfully sold a vision of development, cashing in on the deep resentment among the middle classes and unemployed youths, promising jobs and development.Her nondescript residence–a tiled single-storey house in a dingy lane close to the Kalighat temple–and equally simple attire comprising cotton saris, jhola bags and cheap hawai chappals, endeared her to the masses.advertisementBanerjee had to shoulder multiple responsibilities– political strategist, union minister, chief poll campaigner and trouble shooter in her focus to dislodge the world’s longest democratically-elected communist government in a state.It has not been an easy journey though for the current Union Railway Minister who turned her call for ‘Parivartan’ (change) into a reality with ally Congress throwing its full weight behind her. But her energy, charisma and political astutenes made Banerjee one of the few mass leaders in the country.As a 29-year-old, Banerjee shot to limelight by pulling off a stunning victory over CPI-M heavyweight and now expelled party leader Somnath Chatterjee in the 1984 Lok Sabha elections in the Jadavpur constituency to become one of the youngest MPs.Born to a lower middle class family and daughter of freedom fighter Promileswar Banerjee, she entered politics by joining the Chhatra Parishad, the student wing of Congress, while studying at the Jogmaya Debi College in Kolkata in the 1970s. .Graduating to party politics, Mamata was general secretary of the West Bengal Mahila Congress in 1979-80 and subsequently held other posts in Congress.Losing her seat in an anti-Congress wave in 1989, she was back in the Lok Sabha in 1991 from Kolkata South and also won the subsequent elections in 1996, 1998,1999, 2004 and 2009 from the same constituency.Banerjee’s first tryst with the corridors of power came in 1991 when she became became Union Minister of state for Human Resources Development, Youth Affairs and Sports and Women and Child Development in the P V Narasimha Rao government.But in 1996, she fell out with the Congress, calling it a ‘stooge of CPIM’. Two years later, she formed the Trinamool Congress and quickly emerged as the dominant opposition party.In 1998 and 1999, Banerjee’s party won eight and seven seats in the Lok Sabha polls respectively and joined hands with the BJP, seen in party circles as a disastrous move in hindsight.During NDA rule under the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, Banerjee was Railway Minister in 1999 and for Coal and Mines in 2004. She was also a union minister without portfolio for a brief period in 2003-4.She quit as railway minister and NDA in early 2001 in the wake of the Tehelka expose into defence deals to ally with Congress for the assembly elections in West Bengal, but could make no headway against the Marxists.Banerjee had to eat humble pie and return to the NDA and the Vajpayee cabinet in January 2004 to become Coal and Mines minister till the 2004 election.In 2004, her party MP tally plummeted to one–just herself.Two years later, in the assembly election, Trinamool was routed, ending up with just 30 seats.A relentless fighter against the CPIM, Banerjee never gave up and bided her time. Her opportunity came when Nandigram and Singur exploded on the national scene. Since then it has been a story of her continuous rise.In November, 2006, Banerjee was stopped on her way to Singur in Hooghly district for a rally against the Tata Motors Nano car project, which was a turning point in the long-drawn agitation there with the Trinamool chief demanding that 400 acre of the around 1000 acre acquired be returned to farmers who were unwilling to part with their land.advertisementBanerjee also went on a fast for 25 days on a makeshift dais at busy Esplanade in Kolkata in protest against land acquisition at Singur, but called it off on December 28 following an appeal from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.But this did not resolve the problem at Singur and the agitation there started with renewed vigour under Banerjee.Ultimately, the Tatas drove out of Singur in 2008.When the agitation against land acquisition was on at Singur, the West Bengal police fired on protestors on March 14, 2007 killing 14 people at Nandigram in East Midnapore district where the state government wanted to set up a Petroleum, Chemical and Petrochemical Investment Region (PCPIR) on farmland.Banerjee took full advantage of the acquisition scare among the minorities in rural areas and her declared stand against special economic zones endeared her to a section of traditional Left Front supporters, who did not like hobnobbing with big capital.With her ‘Ma-Mati-Manush’ slogan, she hijacked the issues dear to the Left supporters — pension, the insurance and banking sector, privatisation, land acquisition in Nandigram and Singur, Rizwanur Rahman’s death and the Sachar Commission report.Banerjee played her cards so well that she won over certain sections that were gunning for her till the other day.She was wooed by industrialists and even Left parties.A staunch Left-wing party like SUCI, which has bases in pockets of Bengal, is now an ally of Trinamool Congress.They helped give a direction to Banerjee’s brand of politics, which hitherto had a one-point agenda of blind opposition to the CPIM.When Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacherjee with his ‘Brand Buddha’ image started on the slippery path of industrialisation through the private sector, Banerjee checkmated him on every front.This brought her a series of electoral victories in the panchayat elections, municipal polls, Lok Sabha elections and a string of assembly bypolls after that.But her chances in 2011 was largely due to her continuing to project herself as leader of the poor and the rural have-nots, a friend of the minorities, a champion of inclusive growth and one genuinely interested in delivering the goods.For full coverage, click here.last_img read more

Audi car rams into pole in New Delhi, two killed

first_imgIn what is suspected to be a case of drunken driving, an Audi sports car rammed into a pole in New Delhi on Tuesday night, killing two of the four persons in the car.Though the model of the Audi car could not be ascertained, eyewitnesses to the accident have said that the car was speeding when it rammed into the pole near Britannia Chowk.The car was heading from Azadpur to Dhaula Kuan and it is being said that the driver of the vehicle was drunk. However, no official could confirm this. It is also being said that the occupant of the car were coming from a party. The identity of the those killed in the accident could not be ascertained. On February 20, 2012, a business tycoon was killed while speeding his Lamborghini Gallardo in Panscheel Nagar.last_img

Liverpool returns to top spot; Everton humiliates Man United

first_img“We were beaten on all the things, all the ingredients you need, added to the talent. There is no place you can hide on the pitch.”United is where it was when Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho in December — sixth place.ARSENAL SETBACKUnited’s loss meant Arsenal still ended Sunday in fourth place, two points ahead of Solskjaer’s side despite the north London club’s 10-match winning league home run ending.After Christian Benteke netted his first goal in 20 games in the 17th minute, Mesut Ozil did level for Arsenal at the start of the second half.But Benteke set up Wilfried Zaha to restore Palace’s lead in the 61st before James McArthur headed in the visitors’ third.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored in the 77th but Arsenal couldn’t find two more goals to extend its 10-match winning league run at home.“It was very frustrating, because it was a big opportunity,” Arsenal manager Unai Emery said. “But we’ve had plenty of big opportunities before today, plenty of key moments that give us the opportunity to achieve our first target, to play in the Champions League next year.”That could still be secured by winning the Europa League with Arsenal facing Valencia in the semifinals. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid “Man United was in that moment obviously in a much better moment,” Klopp said. “We’ll see what comes out on Wednesday. We have no influence on that, but we still have to play games after that.”For Arsenal, the challenge in its remaining four matches is sealing a top-four finish to qualify for the Champions League. That mission was hampered by a 3-2 home loss to Crystal Palace that left Unai Emery’s side in fourth place but only ahead of Chelsea on goal difference and a point behind Tottenham.LIVERPOOL RECORDLiverpool’s breakthrough against relegation-threatened Cardiff only came in the second half — the sixth successive league game which Liverpool has won by scoring a winner after the break.Georginio Wijnaldum met Trent Alexander-Arnold’s corner at the near post in the 57th minute.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Everton’s Lucas Digne, left, celebrates scoring against Manchester United with teammate Seamus Coleman during the English Premier League soccer match at Goodison Park, Liverpool, England, Sunday April 21, 2019. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)LONDON — Before returning to the top of the Premier League, Liverpool got to savor a Manchester United humiliation.Now, unusually, Liverpool needs a swift recovery by its great rival after United’s despair at being routed 4-0 by Everton on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Liverpool’s hopes of ending a 29-year English title drought could hinge on a big favor from sixth-place United when it hosts Manchester City on Wednesday.After beating Cardiff 2-0 on Sunday, Liverpool is two points ahead of City with three games remaining. But Pep Guardiola’s champions have a game in hand over Liverpool so defending the title is still under their control — unless they fail to beat United.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“If you are only motivated by winning the holy grail then something is wrong with you,” Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said. “We enjoy the ride together with our fans.”How his team could do with United holding City to a 0-0 draw just as it did when Liverpool visited Old Trafford in February. 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Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MOST READ Neymar returns as PSG celebrates title with 3-1 home win Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “The boys decided the routine for the first goal in the dressing room at halftime,” Klopp said. “We had different routines but the players decided and I love that.”Liverpool was disrupted by losing Fabinho following a clash of heads and Milner was sent on to play what proved to be a decisive role.Milner netted from the penalty spot in the 81st minute after Sean Morrison grappled Mohamed Salah, who fell to the ground.“Morrison used his hands four or five times and (referee) Martin Atkinson took his time but eventually gave a penalty,” Klopp said.Liverpool now has a club-record 88 Premier League points, beating the 86 managed in the 2008-09 season. But there’s still a first championship crown since 1990 to secure.Cardiff’s mission is staying in the Premier League and the south Wales side remains in the last relegation place — three points from safety with three games remaining.UNITED COLLAPSEOle Gunnar Solskjaer apologized to fans after United lost for the sixth time in eight matches in all competitions — a spell that includes the manager’s caretaker position being turned into a permanent job on a three-year contract.Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson scored before the break, and Lucas Digne and Theo Walcott added to United’s pain with further goals in the second half.“We have got to apologize to the fans because they were absolutely fantastic and that performance is not good enough for a Man United team,” Solskjaer said. “All the way from me to the players, we know that we let the fans down, we let the club down. That performance is difficult to describe because it is so bad. 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Didier Deschamps accepts responsibility for disappointing display

first_imgFrance national team manager Didier Deschamps said France couldn’t impress following Holland defeat which has kept them in danger of failing to qualify for the Nations League finals.However, the team hopes Germany would beat Holland on Monday to ensure a top spot in Group A1.The Coach on his own admitted responsibility alongside his players for their unimpressive game and surprise setback.“There was a team in front of us with a lot of envy and we were not good enough,” Deschamps was said via the French FA website as quoted by BT Sport.“In the aggressiveness, there was no picture tonight and it’s logical that this team from the Netherlands wins this match.”Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“And I do not exclude myself from this analysis.”Captain Lloris added that France must now  rely on Germany during the final group fixture.“The opponent was very strong. For our part, we did not meet the requirements of the highest level,” Lloris told L’Equipe.“We played below our potential and we paid for it. The score could have been more flattering for the Netherlands.“We must challenge ourselves after this defeat and hope for a victory for Germany.”last_img read more