“I won’t resign” says Cardinal Brady during Lough Derg visit

first_img LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Facebook Cardinal Sean Brady has used a visit to Donegal today to apologise to the victims of clerical abuse. He also said he would welcome the appointment of a Coadjutor Bishop with succession rights in Armagh, though he’s again refused to resign his position as the Primate of All Ireland.Speaking at a pilgrimage in Lough Derg today, Cardinal Brady made his first public apology to Brendan Boland, who was abused by Fr Brendan Smyth, and who – as a teenager – informed a church inquiry about other sex abuse victims.The then Fr. Brady was part of that inquiry, but did not inform the parents of the victims, or gardaí, about the allegations.Several government ministers have since called on Cardinal Brady to consider his position.Today, Sean Brady said he’d had no indication from the Vatican that he should resign, and would continue on in his position. Twitter Google+ Newsx Adverts Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week WhatsApp Pinterest Google+center_img By News Highland – May 7, 2012 Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Previous articleSecurity alert underway near CookstownNext articleProsecutions could be close as cross border dumping investigations continue News Highland Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Twitter “I won’t resign” says Cardinal Brady during Lough Derg visit Pinterestlast_img read more

Wycombe dedicates win to fan who died of heart attack

first_img “Mark, 62, was taken ill in the Woodlands Lounge and treated on the scene before being taken by ambulance to Wexham Park Hospital, but could not be resuscitated and died later that evening.” Manager Gareth Ainsworth and Chairman Trevor Stroud said in a statement: “Our thoughts are with Mark’s family at this very difficult time and we offer the full support of Wycombe Wanderers in any way that we are able to comfort and support them. “We were saddened to hear before the match that a supporter had been taken ill and made the difficult decision to proceed with the game against Blackpool. “On hearing the news, we dedicate our victory to Mark Bird and send our most sincere condolences to all who knew him. Read AlsoJohn Barnes my idol, says Nigeria player on FIFA fame “We would also like to commend the very best efforts of the medical staff and stewards on the scene, including the Thames Valley Air Ambulance, as well as the match officials and representatives of Blackpool for their compassionate handling of the situation.” Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way12 Marvel Superheroes Before The Fame5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do11 Items You’ve Been Using Wrong Your Whole LifeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Characters That Should Be Official Disney PrincessesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Top 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianThese Popular Hollywood Stars Got Their Start On Soap Operas Nigeria born duo of Nnamdi Ofoborh and Adebayo Akinfenwa were in combined 21 minutes action for League One side Wycombe Wanderers in their 2-1 win over Blackpool on Tuesday. While striker Akinfenwa was in action for 16 minutes after coming in as 74th minute replacement for David Wheeler, midfielder Ofoborh saw only five minutes action stepping in to replace Dominic Gape in the 85th minute. The victory at the Adams Park was however overshadowed by news of the passing away of the club’s long time dedicated fan Mark Bird Nigeria born duo of Ofoborh and Akinfenwa were in action for 21 minutes in the 2-1 over Blackpool Tuesday Mark 62, had suffered heart attack forcing the delay of the match for over an hour as an air ambulance landed on the pitch, with Mr Bird attended to before being taken to nearby Wexham Park Hospital. The club management subsequently dedicated the victory to Bird who was described as a loyal supporter. “Wycombe Wanderers are devastated to report that Mark Bird – a loyal supporter, father and grandfather – passed away on Tuesday evening after suffering a heart attack at Adams Park ahead of the fixture against Blackpool,” the Sky Bet League One club said on their website. Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Teams Battle for World Team Cup Slots in Mauritius

first_imgBeing a record entry for the tournament in recent times and the countries expected in the Ocean Island include – host, Mauritius, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Gabon, Angola, Burkina Faso, Congo Brazzaville, Cameroun, Somalia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Madagascar, Togo, Benin Republic, Cote d’Ivoire, South Africa, Djibouti, Comoros, Libya, Eritrea and Congo DRC.For the ATTF boss, this is a good development for the continent. “Yes I am so happy in following up the expected good number of entries in-spite of the received information from National Associations, hoping that all could do it and come with us to Mauritius soon,” the ATTF boss said.Aside the tournament, Khaled El-Salhy said the Mauritius would afford the reconsider its new strategic plan for the next few years. “This time we have a special ITTF/ATTF Forum “Table Tennis For All. For Life” holding on 3 to 4 September in which we are planning to conduct our new continental Strategic Plan for the coming years of 2018 to 2024. ATTF is looking to conduct a special Strategic Plan satisfying the needs of all African Associations with a great concentration for the activities through Regions in the future in which more small nations could come with less cost. ”He is confidence that Mauritius can stage a befitting event. “As per experience we have very successful events in Mauritius (i.e. African Seniors Championship in 1998 & 2004 plus African Juniors & Cadet Championship in 2015) with a very fantastic performance from Mauritius Table Tennis Association (MTTA), thus I am expecting to have a very special event as one of the top professional organization in Africa.”To update the knowledge of the players on the importance of the media, Khaled El-Salhy said there is plan to stage a media workshop for players and teams during the Mauritius party, while the Executive Council cum Council Board meetings will also take place.On his expectations, he said: “I am expecting some sort of big competition that leads for a breakdown variation of gold medals between more countries.”On plans for the future, he added: “Next year is an essential one as we will start our way for qualification to Tokyo 2020, with the first being the 2019 African Games in Morocco in which we will know the teams in Men and Women to represent Africa in the team events of Tokyo 2020. After that by the start of 2020, we will go on for the 2nd step of qualification to the remaining slots for singles and mixed doubles, and this step will be together with the 2020 ITTF-Africa Top 16 Cup within the first quarter of 2020.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The already confirmed 22 teams including continent’s powerhouses – Nigeria and Egypt are expected to battle for the 2019 ITTF World Team Cup at the 2018 ITTF African Championships holding in Mauritius between September 3 and 9.According to the President, African Table Tennis Federation (ATTF), Khaled El-Salhy, the two teams (men and women) that will represent Africa at the World Team Cup holding in November 2019 will be known at the end of the team event in Mauritius.“The Mauritius will also serve as the qualification for the next World Team Cup to be held in November 2019 in Tokyo as a test event for Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 in Japan,” he said.last_img read more

Colts Neck Gives Nod To Local Distillery

first_imgStory and photos by Joseph SapiaCOLTS NECK – The Colts Neck Stillhouse, a craft-style alcohol distillery proposed for Route 34 South, has received local approvals and is in the process of completing alcohol licensing with the state and federal governments.On Thursday, June 16, the township Zoning Board of Adjustment unanimously granted GK Distilling Inc., owned by township resident Geoff Karch, the subdivision, site plan and minor variance approvals needed to open the distillery just south of Route 537. In February, the board approved a use variance to GK Distilling, needed because the B-1 neighborhood business zone does not permit distilleries and a house relocation on the property would be an expansion of a nonconforming use.Ground could be broken for the building of the distillery in late fall, said GK Distilling’s lawyer, John Giunco. No timetable is in place for opening the business.Craft distilling – or small-scale distilling up to 20,000 gallons a year, rather than large-scale, commercial distilling – has been allowed by New Jersey law since 2013.Colts Neck Stillhouse would distill corn, rye, barley or wheat for wholesale and retail use. To be considered a New Jersey distilled beverage, it must either grow or buy locally 51 percent of its raw material.The distillery’s property of about 200 by 200 feet, or nearly one acre, is situated south of Delicious Orchards and A Woman’s Place medical clinic. The Brandywine assisted-living facility is to the west and south, and Route 34 to the east. The distillery would be housed in a new 4,800-square-foot, barn-like building.Colt Neck Stillhouse will offer tours of its working distillery to visitors, with sales and sampling tied into the tour. The business also would be allowed to sell liquor as is or blended as part of its tours. But it would not be allowed to operate as a drop-in tavern.GK Distilling, the contract-purchaser of the Garrett farm, is dividing the farm into two pieces:  using .95 for the distillery, with the Garrett family owning the remaining 1.76 acres. A farmhouse now on the property would be demolished and a new house built in a different area of the property.Colts Neck resident Geoff Karch, who wants to open his Colts Neck Stillhouse, a gin and whiskey distillery, on Route 34 in the township.The board voted 5 to 0, granting GK Distilling its approvals. Karch is a member of the Zoning Board, but has recused himself from board workings on his distillery proposal.There was some discussion over arsenic being found at 20.7 parts per million, or slightly over the federally approved standard of 20.0, in the soil in one spot of the property. Arsenic, a metalloid, could occur naturally or could be associated with pesticide use on farms, among other reasons for being there. The arsenic is to be encapsulated by the improvements being made to the property.“It’s such a minimal amount,” said Board Member Bruce Bennett, adding “throughout Monmouth County, there’s many farms” with arsenic in the soil.No objections have been voiced concerning the proposal at the recent or February hearings.Karch, 54, has said he is advancing a beer-making hobby into the distillery business. Karch is to brand his products “MuckleyEye,” a word he recalls his grandfather using “as a proclamation or exclamation,” he has said.last_img read more

RJR Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year

first_imgShericka Jackson – AthleticsFor her achievement in claiming the bronze medal in the 400 metres at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, running a personal best 49.99 seconds. Jackson ran a personal best in all three rounds of the competition. The 21-year-old Jackson also ran the second leg of the winning 4×400 metres women’s relay at the Championships, opening an almost two-second gap on her United States competition.Sherone Simpson – AthleticsFor her achievement in winning the gold medal in the 100 metres at the XVII Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada. Simpson ran a season best 10.95 seconds to take victory in the event, her fastest time in seven years. Simpson also won a gold medal in the 4×100 metres relay at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, running as an alternate in the semi-final; and a silver medal in the 4×100 metres relay at the Pan American Games, again running in only the semi-final.Rasheed Dwyer – AthleticsFor his achievement in claiming the silver medal in the 200 metres at the XVII Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada. In the process, Dwyer smashed Don Quarrie’s 44-year-old 200 metres Games Record (19.86), setting a new mark of 19.80 seconds in the semi-finals. Dwyer was also part of the gold-medal-winning 4×100 metres Jamaica relay team at the IAAF World Relays in The Bahamas and was a member of the 4×100 metres relay team, which won the IAAF World Championship (running in the semi-final only).last_img read more

Govt policies stifling manufacturing sector – GMSA

first_img…as Govt blasted for tax measuresThe Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) has blasted the Government’s tax measures and lack of an economic plan, saying its policies were harming rather than helping the manufacturing sector.Newly elected President of the GMSA, Shyam Nokta, vehemently made this declaration as he addressed participants at the annual mid-year dinner hosted by the GMSA a few days ago. The tension was palpable as Nokta voiced the GMSA’s concerns and pointed out that “there is no lack of will among the manufacturing businesses”, but the GMSA is often constrained by challenges such as access to finance, cost of electricity, and market access.And there could be no question that the Government got the message, as Finance Minister Winston Jordan was present as an invited guest and feature speaker at the event.Nokta noted that while Government has made public commitments to create an enabling environment, its removal of items from Value Added Tax (VAT) exemption and implementation of other negative tax measures and policies belie these utterances.“Such measures, coupled with increasing domestic demands and imported substitutes in the case of the wood processing sector in particular, have been unhelpful to value adding and encouraging the manufacturing sector,” the business executive said.Encouraging the Government to provide assurances that it had remedies for the malaise affecting the economy, Nokta called on the Finance Minister to provide information on the Government’s policy position.In addition, he called for the Government to make known its wider economic plan relating to other productive and export sectors.New breedIn his rebuttal, however, Minister Jordan warned the GMSA against depending on Government to promote opportunities for them. According to Jordan, what Guyana needs is a new breed of investors.Rebutting the contention that the coalition government has not done anything for the manufacturing and services sector, Jordan said: “In addition to the wide-ranging concessions granted by previous administrations, there have been several legislative and operational changes in support of the manufacturing industry in Guyana, (implemented) since May 2015.”Jordan said exemptions on duty for raw materials and for imported machinery to be used in the manufacturing process have been maintained. He also related that the importation of raw materials has not been subject to excise tax since last year. Waivers on duty and taxes for items not listed on the approved list of raw materials were also cited by the Finance Minister.But he noted the prerequisite that applications have to be made to the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED).The minister pointed out that the VAT rate was reduced from 16 per cent to 14 per cent, and manufacturers with a revenue flow that is below $15 million are exempted from registering for VAT.Jordan also proclaimed that the manufacturing sector benefitted from a reduction in the corporate tax rate — from 30 per cent to 27.5 per cent.The sector’s meagre contribution to Guyana’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was recently highlighted by Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) President Deodat Indar. According to Indar at a recent press conference, the sector is starved of incentives.“There is little to nothing in terms of incentives (that) manufacturers get,” Indar said. “Look at the value of the GDP that manufacturers carry; it’s miniscule. We don’t even make a hammer in this country. So for us to really seriously think about manufacturing, we cannot have a seminar (for) a half-day (and expect we) would (be able to) look at all the top-of-the-line problems manufacturers have. We need to dig down in those issues,” Indar had said.last_img read more

Warriors postgame video: Kevin Durant says gameplan got him involved early

first_img[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/04/19/bang_04f75675-d154-4634-9fe7-e22be0e44c98″]Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant says a gameplan that got him involved early helped spur his big 38-point night against the Clippers on Thursday.At a postgame news conference, Durant said that he didn’t want to engage in a one-on-one battle with guard Patrick Beverley; instead, he wanted to play ball. That focus led to 27 points in the first half. The all-star also complimented center Andrew Bogut for …last_img

Power Show photo highlights

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Power Show Ohio, the area’s largest indoor show, wrapped up last weekend. With more than 200 exhibitors displaying products and services from more than 500 companies, the three-day event gave attendees access to the newest in the power equipment industry including agricultural, construction and outdoor power equipment. Charolette Martin, two-and-a-half, from Franklin County, plays with her new, handmade wooden toys made by Russ Riggle of Possum Products LLC in Newcomerstown. Nolan Gutman, 4, from Troy had plenty to look at on his visit to Power Show. Youth vied for this trophy in from the National Kiddie Tractor Pullers Association. T.J. Logan from Amherst managed a 27-foot pull in the National Kiddie Tractor Pullers Association competition. The Husqvarna Autmow Smartlawn Specialists drew a crowd of observers as it covered a swath of artificial turf. New at the show this year, Ohio Farm Bureau and industry partners, including Evolution Ag, are presenting Technology in Agriculture at Power Show Ohio. Dale caught up with Paul Hall and Power Show Ohio.last_img read more

The 5 Ugliest Apple Products Of All Time

first_imgrobyn tippins And in case you think I’m mean for mocking this fellow, here’s a video of me unboxing a Zune around the same time. Guilty as charged.2. eMate 300 A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Image courtesy of WikipediaSporting bold colors and hanging on to that clamshell design and plastic handle, the iBook launched in 1999. Specs and weight were unfavorable when compared to the PowerBook, but despite this, the iBook was a commercial success. Then again, it was made by Apple – of course it was a success.The iBook came in multiple flavors: Tangerine, Blueberry, Graphite, Indigo and Key Lime. Yum!Image courtesy of Wikipedia4. The iMac G3iMac in Bondi BlueImage courtesy of WikipediaFirst, I have to grudgingly admit that I lusted after this monstrosity and the included color-coordinated hockey puck mouse when they were released in the late 90s. I never did earn enough money at the time to snag a Ruby iMac and had to settle for a Dell with a red plastic case that popped onto the computer. Sad.The iMac was a huge hit for Apple, but today it just looks like an ugly, bloated piece of pie-shaped plastic. Which, um, it was.  Look at the tangerine one. There’s just nothing attractive about that.Image courtesy of mikes_rite on Flickr5. iPod U2 Special Edition Image courtesy of DigitalNative on FlickrThis beauty was Apple’s attempt to get the students on board the Apple train. Running the Newton OS and sporting a lovely plastic handle, the eMate was a portable, low-cost computer, and with a battery life of 28 hours, it wasn’t all bad. The aesthetic, however, left you hankering for the good old days of putty. Sadly, this clam-shelled laptop went the way of the dodo in 1998, but not before influencing the design of the first iBook, which followed soon after and shows up next on my list.3. iBook Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Related Posts Image courtesy of  Bob Reck on FlickrIn 2004, U2 was white-hot and Apple released this ugly iPod and this adequate press release which claimed they planned to “redefine the music business,” which I suppose they did, but not due the Apple/U2 “special relationship.”But hey, don’t feel bad if you bought this iPod with red click wheel and engravings of the band’s autographs on the back. The Edge thought iPod and iTunes looked like the future and were good for everybody involved in music. (That’s the quote from the press release.) Live and learn huh?If you are inclined to research Apple design hits and misses further, please check out the Flickr group Apple Prototypes. Tags:#Apple#emate#ibook#imac#messagepad#newton#ugly tech 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Sleek lines, brushed aluminum, shiny glass and rounded corners — Apple is known for creating beautiful products, and justifiably so. There is probably no company on Earth that puts such an emphasis on design and has such an amazing track record of smash hit products.Nevertheless, even Homer nods, as they say, and so, at certain times, has the great and powerful Apple, as exemplified by the products in this list which fell well short of Apple’s best work. In my quest to find the five ugliest Apple products of all time, I chose to avoid spotlighting Apple products that were merely boxy, prototypes or computers that were ugly simply because they sported the ugly putty color we all came to hate from the 80s — because that would just be too easy.1. MessagePad 210030 hours battery life… Who cares if you can’t connect it to a PC?!?Image courtesy of blakespot on FlickrOnce upon a time, before there were smartphones, people had to make do with digital organizers and handhelds like the Handspring, the PalmPilot and the Newton MessagePad 2100. Only a jerk used a paper notebook in those days. Oh how times have changed.If you can sufer through the two minutes hearing a nerd explain what’s so awesome about the Newton MessagePad while just staring at the box, and there’s no reason you should, you can watch this thrilling  unboxing video of a MessagePad, which was 11 years old when the video was made. last_img read more

Shinya Aoki set for ONE lightweight title defense against Christian Lee

first_imgLATEST STORIES View comments No. 1 Bucks: Milwaukee clinches top spot in the NBA DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The 23-year-old welterweight has since bounced back from the defeat and is carrying a three-fight winning streak against Alexandre (7-1) whose won his last seven fights.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Japanese icon submitted former champion Eduard Folayang in the main event of ONE: A New Era on March 31 in Tokyo and he will be less than two months into his championship reign when he faces Lee to defend the gold on May 17 at Singapore Indoor Stadium.Both fighters don’t just share the same stable since they also had successful matches against Team Lakay fighters in their previous fights.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, logisticsREAD: Shinya Aoki puts Eduard Folayang to sleep to take ONE lightweight beltAoki (43-8) carries a four-fight winning streak with all those matches ending in the first round either via technical knockout or submission. Lee (11-3), meanwhile, tries to extend his winning streak to three with his past two victories ending in first round technical knockouts.Lee scored a technical knockout first round victory against Edward Kelly on Jan.19 in ONE: Eternal Glory in Jakarta.READ: After brutal battle, lightweight rivals Eduard Folayang, Shinya Aoki share dessertAlso included in the card is the ONE Championship debut of Sage Northcutt as he takes on Cosmo Alexandre.Northcutt (11-2) is considered as one of the fastest rising starts in the sport having won his first seven professional fights before losing to Bryan Barberena on Jan. 30, 2016.ADVERTISEMENT MANILA, Philippines—Shinya Aoki is set to defend the ONE World lightweight championship against fellow Evolve MMA star Christian Lee in ONE: Enter the Dragon in the stable’s homeland of Singapore.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power gridlast_img read more