#WATCH #GE16 Niall Collins tops Limerick county poll crediting party’s ‘hard…

first_imgFacebook Niall Collins Linkedin TAGSfeaturedLimerick General Electionniall collins Minister Collins welcomes €418,662 in Limerick outdoor funding Taiwanese Community Donate PPE to Rathfredagh Cheshire Home RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Advertisement Print Previous articleShannon aviation gatheringNext article#GE16 first count results from Limerick constituencies Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Collins confirms €390k from third tranche of COVID-19 Stability Funding Andrew [email protected] at the Limerick count centre at the University of Limerick Sports Arean, Fianna Fail General Election candidate and Limerick County constituency poll topper Niall Collins has said that that the “hard work” done between elections has paid off for his party who have almost doubled their candidate return in Friday’s election.With all boxes opened and tallied in the county constituency, Collins returned with 12,085 first preference votes  with the likely quota set at 10,977.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up 65 per cent of the electorate turned out for Friday’s election and gave the outgoing TD 28 per cent of the vote.Fine Gael candidates Patrick O’Donovan, a sitting TD in the constituency and his party stablemate and local councillor Tom Neville have taken a combined 37 per cent of the first preference votes.Deputy O’Donovan has so far returned almost 8,500 first preference votes while Cllr Neville, son of outgoing TD Dan Neville, is sitting in third place with just under 8,000.In a constituency where transfers are still likely to decide the final order, Independent candidate Emmett O’Brien is still not out of the running despite a tallied first preference gap of in the region of 2,500 votes. NewsBreaking news#WATCH #GE16 Niall Collins tops Limerick county poll crediting party’s ‘hard work’By Staff Reporter – February 27, 2016 713 Email Collins welcomes his appointment as Minister of State No vaccines in Limerick yet last_img read more

Otonomo, Leading Platform and Marketplace for Vehicle Data, to List on Nasdaq Through a…

first_img TAGS  Local NewsBusiness Previous article4 Weight Loss Tips From a Woman Who Lost 140 PoundsNext articleUganda’s Bobi Wine goes to court to dispute president’s win Digital AIM Web Support Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Facebook Pinterest Otonomo, Leading Platform and Marketplace for Vehicle Data, to List on Nasdaq Through a Business Combination with Software Acquisition Group Inc. II By Digital AIM Web Support – February 1, 2021 Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

Cuban Health Workers Were Not Doctors, Bolivia’s Government Reports

first_imgBy Yuvinka Gozalvez Avilés / Voice of America January 21, 2020 On January 8, Bolivian Communication Minister Roxana Lizárraga said that about 700 presumed Cuban doctors, who were working in Bolivia as part of a health agreement signed by former President Evo Morales, weren’t qualified to practice, because they lacked the necessary degrees or had fraudulent ones, and that their true mission in the South American nation was intelligence work.“We waited for the right time to disclose that part of this team coming from Cuba weren’t doctors, they didn’t practice as doctors […]. We were able to confiscate several of their degrees that were forged to make it seem as if they were doctors,” said Lizárraga.The minister added that Morales’ distrust in Bolivian authorities led him to put the security of the Bolivian State in the hands of Cubans and Venezuelans, and that the economic damage to the country was high.“The economic damage is enormous, because there was no investment in health. There were investments to fund intelligence personnel,” Lizárraga said.Bolivian Health Minister Aníbal Cruz attended the press conference where the information was revealed. He said he had physical evidence (documents, videos, and photographs) that backed the accusations.Cruz said that these alleged doctors had “objectives that were more about indoctrination […], using an excessive amount of assets and budget.” He added that citizens were the ones most affected since health is a critical matter.At the end of 2019, Bolivian Interior Minister Arturo Murillo said that authorities had caught four presumed Cuban doctors with about $100,000, money that, according to local authorities, would have been used to fund riots in Bolivia. Havana said the money was meant for the medical mission’s payroll and rent.Days later, Cuban authorities announced in a press release the withdrawal of 700 doctors from Bolivia, alleging that they were targets of attacks by the interim government of President Jeanine Áñez.last_img read more

Why I live in … Fashion stylist Di Cant reveals her dream home

first_imgYou know, these days, I don’t lust after a home anywhere. These days, I just love to travel, which I have done for 45 years. I have cruised many times, and recently went around the world for a great trip. I think when one owns a holiday home, they often feel they have to go to the one spot. But in saying that, to answer your question, a home in the south of France would be lovely. If money was no option, what would be your fantasy home and where? What is the best thing about your suburb? When I lost my husband, I moved to my apartment in Kangaroo Point to be nearer to my daughter and her family. What would you change about your home? What was the best piece of property advice you were given? Brisbane fashion and style doyenne, Di Cant, reveals why she lives in Kangaroo Point. Pic supplied.SHE’S known as the go-to-girl for all things regarding Queensland fashion. Stylist to the stars, Di Cant started as a model in the 1950s and 60s before becoming one of Brisbane’s leading stylists and she’s a veteran on the social scene.The 74-year-old reveals where she lives and why.Where was your first home that you bought?We bought our first home in 1965 and it cost about 10,000 pounds when John and I were very young and newly married. The house was a terrific, modern glass box designed by the architect, Colin Denham, for his client who then wanted to move interstate so put the home on the market. It was on Cash’s Crossing in Albany Creek. We must have been crazy as we had our first baby there, but when we were expecting our second baby we decided to move to nearer the city and built our next home at Kenmore. Later, in 1981, we purchased another home in Chapel Hill.center_img More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoBrisbane fashion and style doyenne, Di Cant. Photographer: Liam Kidston.Describe your dream home and location in Queensland? Silly as it sounds, things are different now. I probably have the perfect situation for me.I have owned other places, including a beach apartment at Main Beach and a home in Queenstown, but if I want to go away for a few days or a holiday, I just book a great place and go stay. I believe Kangaroo Point is one of the best kept secrets in Brisbane for inner city and riverside living. I have a lot of friends nearby and enjoy the precinct, the walks, the Story Bridge and the great city and river views. Where do you live and why? I did a lot of changes a few years ago when I needed to redecorate and make it fresh again. With some new cabinetry, furnishings, and fresh paint, I have fallen in love with the place all over again. Buy in a good area. Buy the house you want, in the street you want, or the apartment in the precinct you want, and later work towards getting it beautifully decorated. It must have ‘good bones’ and you should know the history of the property.A house is a house — make it your ‘home’.last_img read more

Travel nightmare: U.S. Customs system goes down

first_imgHave a flight to catch tonight? Well you may be in for a longer wait time than usual.Sources are reporting that due to a failure in the U.S Customs computer system, several airports around the US are experiencing difficulties with checking people in.Airport employees are now being forced to manually check in guest which is resulting in extremely long wait times.While it is unclear what caused the system to go down, TMZ is reporting that some sources believe that it may be the result of a cyber attack. This working theory, however, has not been confirmed.JFK, LAX and Dulles are just some of the airports being affected.JFK has since released a statement informing passengers of the outage and asking them to check their flights before coming to the airport.“Officers are processing passengers manually so please check with your airline for the latest status of any flight impacts.”This is a developing story.Read more here.last_img read more

A letter from our CEO

first_img23 Apr 2020 A letter from our CEO Golf in England has never before faced so many difficult challenges and in such a short space of time as it has done since restrictions were put in place to combat the threat of COVID-19.The unprecedented, but necessary, decision to close golf courses from 23 March has had a profound effect on our game.This was not a call we took pleasure in making – however, it remains the correct and responsible decision during a global pandemic and at a time of national emergency.Throughout this period of disruption, however, England Golf has never shied away from facing this crisis head on by working for and on behalf of our clubs and counties.Much of this work has, necessarily, gone on quietly behind the scenes.Even though we took the decision to furlough the majority of our staff, a core workforce has remained to act on behalf of our stakeholders and champion golf’s cause while being respectful of the wider public health concerns.From the outset, we have worked in partnership with the other home unions, industry partners, The R&A and collaboratively with the PGA, BIGGA and GCMA on a number of golf-related matters.One example is the production of an ‘essential maintenance guide’ for greenkeepers in order that courses may be cared for at a level that will allow the game to return when it is safe to do so.We have also been proactive in our dealing with government and, in particular, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Topics have included:Making our view clear to the DCMS on the issue of public access to golf course landLobbying government on the rateable value loophole that has prevented golf clubs potentially accessing fundsOf course, there remains a great appetite to discover the date when it may be safe for golf to return.England Golf will continue to work in support of government and with them to move towards that day.When golf does return, this great game of ours must be ready to do so in an organised and responsible manner.The enthusiasm for golf’s return after an enforced hiatus is to be embraced.However, it is important that everyone who loves the game is guided by the simple message – Play Safe, Stay Safe.England Golf will soon provide golf clubs with a series of guides to help plan the final steps on the journey back to playing the game.While we cannot yet circle a date in the diary, it is right to put in place a proper framework to allow golfers to tee it up at the appropriate time and with the necessary infrastructure already in place.The following areas will be covered:Golfer communicationsStaff and volunteersOngoing business supportFacility and course managementPlaying the gameIt is realistic for golf clubs to expect restrictions on opening of facilities, requirements for social distancing and adaptations to the usual playing etiquette even after any easing of lockdown.Restarting the game on this basis will be a challenge. There is a key responsibility to balance the issue of public health while at the same time ensuring the vitality of our sport.Golf will play a prominent role in the nation’s sporting recovery – when the time is right.By working together, we can make sure this happens with our affiliated clubs and counties at the heart of the matter.Jeremy TomlinsonChief Executive, England Golf Tags: Coronaviruslast_img read more

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts Hosts “America’s Music” Film…

first_imgSubmitted by The Washington Center for the Performing ArtsThe Washington Center, in downtown Olympia, seats 945 and hosts performances 350 days per year.The Washington Center for the Performing Arts has been awarded a $2,500 grant to host a six-week program series featuring documentary film screenings and scholar-led discussions of twentieth-century American popular music.The Center will host the “America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway” series to enlighten audiences about uniquely American musical genres including blues and gospel, Broadway, jazz, bluegrass and country, rock n’ roll, mambo, and hip hop. The Center is one of fifty sites nationwide selected to host this program series. “America’s Music” is a project by the Tribeca Film Institute in collaboration with the American Library Association, Tribeca Flashpoint, and the Society for American Music. “America’s Music” has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.“We are thrilled to participate in this exciting program that will help introduce different types of music, show how modern music has been influenced by older styles, and bridge gaps among generations” said Jill Barnes, Executive Director at The Center.  “The series is made possible by a grant awarded to the Washington Center in partnership with The Evergreen State College and Timberland Regional Library; we are appreciative of the collaborative opportunities this provides.”“America’s Music,” designed for a general audience, will introduce genres of twentieth-century American popular music that are deeply connected to the history, culture, and geography of the United States. Older and younger Americans alike will have the chance to recognize how the cultural landscape that they take for granted today has been influenced by the development of the popular musical forms discussed in this series.The sessions will be held at the Washington Center, 512 Washington St SE, Olympia, on each Friday from April 4 through May 2, and one Saturday, on April 26, during Olympia’s Arts Walk. All programs are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Andrew (Drew) Buchman, Expressive Arts (Music) faculty member at The Evergreen State College will introduce each film and lead a discussion afterwards.The web page at americasmusic.tribecafilminstitute.org includes additional information on the series as well as scholar essays, suggested readings, discussion points and additional films on the genres. Facebook5Tweet0Pin0last_img read more