Previous articleJudge says four points is disproportionate for a few kph over the limitNext articleMan to be sentenced on rape and assault charges News Highland WhatsApp By News Highland – July 24, 2012 Twitter Donegal Food Strategy launched at Glenveagh Castle Facebook Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+ Google+ News 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire The Minister of State for Small Business has launched the Donegal Food Strategy which has the ultimate aim of promoting Donegal as a food producer and exporter on the Island of Ireland.Launched last evening at Glenveagh Caste, the stratedy sets out a road map for creating more food businesses as well as improving profitability and sustainability of existing food producers.The Donegal County Enterprise Board is behind the strategy.Speaking from its launch Junior Minister John Perry says food producers in Donegal need to work together for it to succeed….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/perram.mp3[/podcast]
Matt Bailey, director of compliance at $419 million asset Linn Area Credit Union in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, recently won CUNA’s Compliance Champion Award.A member of CUNA’s Compliance Education Advisory Board, Linn speaks about his transition from mortgage lending to compliance, and the challenge of creating a strong compliance culture.CU Mag: What does being named Compliance Champion mean to you?Bailey: It’s a little exciting, but a little embarrassing at the same time. It’s like being celebrated for being a big nerd!Compliance people in general aren’t fans of the spotlight, but I certainly do appreciate the honor and recognition. continue reading » 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Bay of Plenty Times 26 April 2012Papamoa Beach residents upset with “unsavoury” nudists are meeting Tauranga Mayor Stuart Crosby tonight in an effort to solve the problem. The meeting is a standard Neighbourhood Watch meeting but will have special emphasis on efforts to remove nudists from the beach, resident Shaun Gallagher said. Mr Gallagher said the behaviour, which included homosexual activity, from nudists in the Sunbrae Grove area had become so offensive it had scared off residents. “As a result of what has been happening and the fact these people are appearing more and more bold and coming closer and closer to where we live on the beach … there are older ladies who just don’t go on the beach anymore,” Mr Gallagher said. “We feel what has happened here is totally inappropriate. “If they want to take their clothes off, try doing it at Mount main beach or Papamoa Palm Beach Plaza, see how far they can get.” The nude beach started more than 40 years ago and began when there were few residents nearby. Mr Gallagher said Papamoa Beach was now a family placehttp://www.bayofplentytimes.co.nz/news/nudists-upset-beach-residents/1358751/Residents’ meeting a ‘success’Bay of Plenty Times 27 April 2012A meeting with Tauranga’s mayor sparked by Papamoa residents concerned by nudist behaviour in their area has been labelled a success. The meeting was held last night after a call from residents in the Sunbrae Grove area fed up with offensive behaviour from nudists. This behaviour, mainly homosexual activity in sand dunes and excessive exhibitionism, had scared some residents away from using the beach or walking their dogs. Mayor Stuart Crosby, who was specially invited, said most people at the meeting were not upset with nudists providing they were discreet. “It wasn’t really ‘let’s ban nudists’. The problem they had was with those people who deliberately get up and parade in front of people in the beach, particularly with children,” Mr Crosby said. “Then there’s the higher level of sexual behaviour of some nudists on the beach and in the sand dunes.”http://m.bayofplentytimes.co.nz/news/residents-meeting-a-success/1360214/Residents draw line in the sand on nuditySunday Star Times 29 April 2012….It’s a problem repeated at beaches around the country. Last month police were called after a man was photographed in a “state of arousal” on a Kapiti beach, and there has been a steady stream of complaints about gay sex on the beach at Rabbit Island in Nelson and Ladies Bay in Auckland. The stretch of beach near Sunbrae Grove at Papamoa has been known as a nudist spot since the 60s and used to be deserted farmland, but as development has encroached further, there have been more and more complaints. It is also a well-known gay meeting place.http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/6824571/Residents-draw-line-in-the-sand-on-nudity
By John Burton|RED BANK – It wasn’t just women who came to a rally at Riverside Gardens Park last Saturday.“More than 50 percent of our population is women,” said Errol Logan, a Bound Brook resident who traveled to Red Bank last Saturday to participate in the gathering. “So, it’s important to show our support for women and their issues. “Women’s rights are human rights,” Logan said.Logan was one of what organizers estimated were roughly 500 people – men and women from a wide range of ages, many with young children in tow – who gathered at the borough’s Riverside Gardens Park on the afternoon of Jan. 21.The intent of the rally, organized by the recently formed Greater Red Bank Women’s Initiative, was to show solidarity with the worldwide series of marches and rallies taking place that day. Those marches, initially in support of women’s issues, also came to include concerns over the environment, civil liberties and immigrant rights in light of comments made by President Donald J. Trump leading up to the election and since taking the oath of office on Jan. 20. Many of the participants were wearing the same pink hats visible at the events in New York City, Washington, D.C., and elsewhere. They held signs expressing their views and concerns.The Red Bank event, according to one of the organizers, Ellen Herman, was intended as a nonpartisan expression in the spirit of Red Bank’s tradition of fostering diversity and inclusion. But, as fellow organizer Suellen Sims said in her remarks to the crowd later that afternoon, “That diversity is always an ephemeral quality that can be extinguished too early.” Naulty has “major concerns about this administration’s changes to environmental regulations” and stressed how important it is to “protect this world and all who live in it.”Rubina Tareen, a Muslim who traveled from Pennsylvania to participate in the rally, told the gathering she came to combat fear-mongering. “We gather here today to meet ignorance with understanding,” she said.Red Bank resident Barbara Boas said she attended Saturday’s rally because she was concerned about the direction the nation could be taking with the new administration, especially concerning public education. “It’s not a protest,” she maintained about the day’s activities, “but an announcement that we are here and we’re not going anywhere.”“I felt strongly enough and wanted to be a part of something,” said Nicole Korman, Howell, who came with her 2-year-old son, Logan. “Clearly, something has to be done to keep our ideals.”“The real question,” asked Herman, “is where do we go from here?”“I truly believe the antidote is to get involved,” Sims said.Tim McLoone, the local restaurateur and musician who is active on many community fronts, served as the event’s M.C. and said he believed there is always something to be done. “If you can’t change the wind,” he reminded the crowd, “you can at least adjust your sails.”Lynn Cremona, Neptune, vowed to stay active and offered a warning. “If they thought we were uppity feminists before,” she said, “watch the next four years.” Sims said the day after Trump’s election it was important to reaffirm the shared beliefs of many in attendance. Of the treatment of the immigrant population everywhere, she asked, “Should they be tarnished as ‘the other’?”Several hundred people gathered at Red Bank’s Riverside Gardens Park on Saturday afternoon in a show of unity. Photo courtesy of Anthony V. Cosentino“The values we share,” said the Rev. Jessica Brendler Naulty, senior pastor for the United Methodist Church, 247 Broad St., “is basic human decency.”
Annapolis, MD- With 11 minutes and 12 seconds remaining in the third quarter, redshirt-junior quarterback Anthony Russo dropped back to pass and looked to the right side of the field. He threw the ball hoping it got to redshirt-junior receiver Branden Mack. Instead, the ball landed right in the hands of University of North Carolina freshman cornerback Storm Duck who promptly caught the ball and returned it for a 20-yard touchdown, putting the Tar Heels ahead 34-6. “I don’t think we got outplayed,” Russo said. “To line up and try to beat UNC is one thing, but when you have to beat Temple and beat UNC is a whole other. They didn’t show us anything different.” Temple eventually scored a touchdown on the drive to bring the score to 10-6. Temple University football (8-5, 5-3 The American Athletic Conference) lost 55-13 to the Tar Heels (7-6, 4-4 The Atlantic Coast Conference) on Friday afternoon in the Northrup Grumman Military Bowl. Freshman running-back Re’Mahn Davis scores a touchdown during the Military Bowl game against the University of North Carolina at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. on Dec. 27, 2019. | COLLEEN CLAGGETT / THE TEMPLE NEWS “I thought [Mack] was running the edge, but he did a quick out,” Russo said. “That is on me. I am going to go back and watch the film. Get better in the offseason, that’s all you can do.” Freshman running back Re’Mahn Davis was a bright spot for the Owls’ offense. Davis caught a screen pass from redshirt-sophomore quarterback Todd Centeio and ran it 45 yards for a touchdown. Although Temple was disappointed with its performance on offense, it is important the team remembers how important the graduating seniors have been to the program, Carey said. Davis finished the game with 36 rushing yards and one touchdown while also catching two passes for 44 yards and one touchdown. Redshirt-sophomore Jadan Blue was the Owls’ leading receiver in the game. He recorded eight catches and 92 yards. One of Blue’s catches went for 60 yards with 10 minutes, 17 seconds remaining in the second quarter. Blue also became the first receiver in Owls history to record more than 1,000 yards in a single season during the game. Russo finished the game 12-of-20 passing for 128 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception. Mack finished the game with just three catches for 18 yards. “We celebrate their careers,” Carey added. “They had a fantastic career through a lot of transition. Four head coaches, including one that was only here for 17 days. This senior group is special, and I always remember them for who they are.” Temple only recorded 272 total yards of offense in the game, 78 of which came from rushing the football and 194 came in the passing game.
18 October 2012The government, business and labour, led by President Jacob Zuma, have announced an “action package” of measures to prevent the spread of strikes, improve confidence in the economy, and remove obstacles to sustainable job creation and development in the country.On Wednesday, Zuma met with senior government, business, labour and community leaders in Pretoria, following an initial meeting on Friday, to discuss the recent wave of unprotected strikes that have led to two successive downgrades of South Africa’s credit ratings.‘One voice, strong confidence’Addressing journalists after the meeting, Zuma said: “We have emerged today with one voice, one message and strong confidence in our capacity as a society to address the immediate challenges we face and to lay the basis for long-term growth and job creation.”Zuma called on workers engaged in unprotected strikes to return to work “as soon as possible”, and for violence and intimidation during industrial action to come to an end.At the same time, he announced an “action package” of interventions to address both workers’ legitimate grievances and the “underlying social pressures” behind the wave of strikes, and to build a social partnership for sustainable growth and job creation in the country.And, as a signal of commitment to building an equitable economy, the parties to Wednesday’s talks called on South Africa’s public and private sector CEOs and executive directors to agree to a 12-month freeze in salary increases and bonuses.Return to stability, production on mines“We are agreed that the industrial relations environment in the mining sector must be normalised as a matter of priority,” Zuma said, adding that South Africa’s collective bargaining system was broadly sound and that “the integrity of the system must be defended.“We call on workers who are engaged in unprotected strikes to return to work as soon as possible and for production in the mining industry to be normalised.”Zuma called for an end to violence and intimidation, saying that workers’ constitutionally protected rights to protest and strike “must be exercised peacefully”.“We will not compromise on this,” the President said, adding that the government, business and labour were in full support of lawful action by the authorities “to stabilise communities and normalise daily life across all communities”.Worker grievances, challengesAt the same time, Zuma assured workers “that we recognise the frustrations and challenges that have become clearer during the protests, and the legitimate grievances will be attended to.“These include addressing the housing needs of mining communities; the pressures on wages caused by high levels of personal debt; and the challenge of high income and wage disparities that create resentment and limit our social cohesion as South Africans.”The government and its social partners had developed an “action package” covering a number of interventions to address these issues, Zuma said, hastening to distinguish the package from the “many accords and social agreements” that had been reached in the past.“[W]e want this to be different in the speed and focus of our implementation. We will monitor implementation at the highest level, with ministers and social partner leaders meeting regularly and reporting to me.”Action package, new partnershipThe package includes measures to accelerate the country’s state-led infrastructure drive “to create jobs and provide the basis for social inclusion and growth”; to improve the living conditions of mining communities; to address the challenges faced by workers and companies affected by the global economic slowdown; and to curb the growth of reckless lending.A new partnership would be established to “urgently address the development of sustainable human settlements in key mining districts of South Africa,” including Rustenburg, Lephalale, Emalahleni, the West Rand, Welkom, Klerksdorp and Carletonville.The Presidency was setting up a task team to plan and co-ordinate this partnership, which would address blockages to such developments at municipal level, look to integrate local urban development initiatives with the national infrastructure drive, and harness “the considerable resources that mining companies have made available to meet their commitments under the Mining Charter”.Tackling income inequalityZuma said all parties to Wednesday’s talks had agreed “that steps need to be taken urgently to address the large income inequalities in South Africa, which are a primary risk to our future as a sustainable and successful society.“The parties make a call on CEOs and executive directors in the private sector and senior executives in the public sector to agree to a freeze in increases in salary and bonuses over the next 12 months, as a strong signal of a commitment to build an equitable economy.”At the same time, the parties called for “an informed national conversation on income inequalities and how best to address them”, and would be setting up a committee to consider the local and international context and to develop proposals within the next six months.“We will also work to conclude the youth employment accord, monitor the implementation of accords concluded last year and also continue the dialogue on social security and health reform,” Zuma said.The package was “a step towards a wider process to use social dialogue to build a common vision on jobs, growth, social equity and development.“I now call on all South Africans to join me, with the leadership of our business organisations, the trade union movement and community organisations, to work together to make this initiative a success,” Zuma said.“We have a responsibility to our country, our common future, to act as one.”The parties to Wednesday’s talks were led by the presidents of Business Unity South Africa and the Black Business Council; the leaders of trade unions Cosatu, Fedusa and Nactu and the overall convenor of the community constituency at Nedlac, and Cabinet ministers from the economic sector.SAinfo reporter
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File photo of tained Pakistan cricketers – Mohammed Asif, Mohammed Amir and Salman Butt.The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Saturday rejected reports that the International Cricket Council (ICC) is investigating the national team’s third one-dayer against England for suspected match-fixing, saying that there is “no truth” in them.British tabloid The Sun claimed that the ICC is investigating the match, which Pakistan won by 23 runs on Friday, “after its probe exposed evidence apparently showing that bookies knew details of Pakistan’s innings before the match even began”.But PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt rubbished the report.”These are meaningless allegations without any proof. I haven’t read the report so I can’t comment any further,” Butt said.”The ICC has not got in touch with us on any such accusation. That is total imagination. There is no truth in it,” he added.The latest report comes close on the heels of the spot-fixing scandal that led to the suspension of Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt and the pace duo of Mohammad Aamir and Mohammad Asif.”The new investigation will center on suspicious scoring patterns in Pakistan’s innings and on two suspect overs during yesterday’s match at The Oval,” the report stated.”Illegal bookies in India and Dubai apparently knew in advance what would happen so they could launch a betting coup.But The Sun’s undercover team was able to pass details to ICC inspectors before the match began.”According to the newspaper, the scoring pattern of the game matched with the “target that bookies had been told in advance by a fixer.”advertisementThe tabloid claimed it “received details of calls between a notorious Dubai-based match fixer and a Delhi bookie.””We alerted ICC corruption busters led by ex-police chief Sir Ronnie Flanagan. After a frantic round of calls the ICC decided to issue a general warning to Pakistan’s players, but by then the game had started,” it said.However, Butt remained dismissive of the report and said, “No point in giving a comment on this. No truth in it.”The tabloid claimed that ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat “thanked it for its investigation and pledged tough action on any players found guilty.”It said the ICC is also “investigating whether the same cartel rigged a Test between Pakistan and Australia in July after allegedly paying players 700,000 pounds.