Increasingly likely that Councillors will reject Budget for 2012

Posted On May 27 2021 by

first_img Previous articleLatest figures show that house prices continue to fallNext articleSenator O’Domnhaill says he will pay Household Charge News Highland Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By News Highland – December 20, 2011 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest WhatsApp Newsx Adverts Increasingly likely that Councillors will reject Budget for 2012 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ There is an increasing chance that Donegal County Councillors will reject the County Manager’s budget for 2012 when they meet to adopt it tomorrow.Sinn Fein is still deciding whether or not or support the budget which sets out the council’s spending for next year. It is understood that Fianna Fail, Fine Gael Labour and the Independents are also mulling over the details.Sinn Fein Councillor Mick Quinn says his party has some serious concerns with the proposals, not least the fact that commercial rates look to be maintained at their current levels.Councillor Quinn says the party’s gripe is not with the county manager, but with the constraints put on him by central government:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/mick1pmbudget.mp3[/podcast]last_img read more


Derek Jeter relists lakefront estate outside NYC with $2M price cut

Posted On May 12 2021 by

first_img hamptons-weeklytristate-weekly Tags Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Derek Jeter and the lakefront mansion (Getty, Redfin, Wikipedia Commons)Yankees Hall of Famer Derek Jeter has relisted his lakefront mansion outside New York City with a $2 million price cut.The five-time World Series champion swung and missed on the first offering, and is now asking $12.75 million for the Greenwood Lake mansion, according to Mansion Global. Jeter and his wife Hannah, first listed the 12,000-square-foot home in 2018, then pulled it from the market a year later.The castle-style property was built in the early 1900s and overlooks the town’s namesake lake. It has six bedrooms, twice as many bathrooms, a large turret and a replica of the Statue of Liberty.Jeter, who is now CEO and part owner of the Miami Marlins, bought the two parcels that make up the 4-acre property in 2003 and 2005, for a total of $1.6 million. In September, the Jeters listed their 30,800-square-foot Tampa mansion  — aka St. Jetersburg — for $29 million.ADVERTISEMENT[MG] — Dennis Lynchlast_img read more


Hughton stays calm amid poor run

Posted On Sep 21 2020 by

first_imgChris Hughton is not about to hit the panic button as he looks to drag Norwich away from the Barclays Premier League relegation zone. Press Association The Canaries are seeking a response to last weekend’s 7-0 humiliation at Manchester City when West Ham come to Carrow Road for Saturday’s late kick-off. Although Norwich have lost six of their opening 10 Barclays Premier League matches and sit in 18th place, they are only four points off 12th and victory would move them above the Irons. Having lost to both Chelsea and Arsenal, as well as Manchester United in the Capital One Cup, before being taken apart by Manuel Pellegrini’s big-money squad, Norwich now enter a run of fixtures from which they would expect a positive return to start moving up the table. Hughton – who kept Norwich up last season after being appointed successor to Paul Lambert – may be short odds to become the next Premier League manager to be sacked, but remains calm about the situation. “There is no need to set the alarm bells ringing,” he said. “If we win on Saturday we go above West Ham and it changes the perceptions a little bit. “What we can’t do is look at the negatives. For me, they are in the past. “We made sure we closed down last week’s game as quickly as we could.” Hughton retains the backing of the boardroom – although it was only a few weeks ago chairman Alan Bowkett warned expectation was of a top-10 finish following an unprecedented summer investment of some £25million by the Norfolk club. “I am convinced I will get the time to turn it around,” Hughton said. “We are possibly one or two results from being in a half decent position in the league, so it is not as if we are bottom and cut adrift. “That, of course, doesn’t make the feeling any better and we don’t want to be in the bottom three, but we have everybody pushing in the right direction.” Hughton added: “I speak to the chief executive and the board on a regular basis and there isn’t anyone at this football club who doesn’t want us to make progress. “Everybody is hurting right now – not just me and the players, but the board and the fans. We all want the same things.” Norwich will again be without record-signing Ricky van Wollfswinkel because of the Holland forward’s foot injury, but should have Scotland winger Robert Snodgrass available again following concussion. Hughton believes patience will be key to progress. “Yes, possibly there will be times during the game when it might be difficult to break down a side like West Ham, who have been defensively very good, and that is when we might need a little bit of patience – that applies to the team as much as the supporters,” he said. “We can’t be throwing players forward at will, we have to get things right tactically so that might mean there are periods or lulls in the game which might lead to some frustrations. “All I can say is I know our support have been right behind us this season and that will not change this weekend – we will need them again.” last_img read more


RTU coach confident of beating league drop

Posted On Aug 28 2020 by

first_imgThe Pride of the North are optimistic they will continue to remain in the domestic top flight by the time it ends despite garnering a woeful five points from 20 games.Real Tamale United coach Roberto Carlos is passionately calling on fans of the club to rally behind the team in its battle to survive relegation this season.The Pride of the North are currently rooted at the foot of the Ghana Premier League log with a doleful five points and yet to win a game in the 20-week-old league.The team has a great deal of work to do in the remaining 10 matches of the league if they are to avoid the drop this season.However, their Ukrainian coach who took over the team in the second half of the season is still hopeful of pulling the Pride of the North out of relegation at the end of the term. He admitted that the side is currently going through some delicate moment both on and off pitch.“We are not going to give up until the last second of the season. Mathematically speaking we still have a very good chance of coming out of the relegation zone, however, the element of courage and consistency must be displayed in 90 minutes in our remaining matches,” the 50-year-old tactician told GBC Sports. “RTU is currently going through a very difficult period of time not only on the pitch of play but also out of the pitch of play. So I am calling on the players, management and the supporters to stay together and I am sure with the return of some of the senior players from injuries, we can maintain our premiership status come the end of the season,” Carlos noted.last_img read more


Under 16s now have Scots and Irish in their sights

Posted On Aug 12 2020 by

first_img Five members of the England under 16 team that overwhelmed their equivalents from Wales 17½ – 2½ recently have been named in the ten-strong squad to face Scotland in the annual international at Blackwell Golf Club in Worcestershire on 4th – 5th October. The five are Jake Benson (Beeston Fields, Nottinghamshire), Harry Bigham (Redbourn, Hertfordshire), Coby Cartwright (Cosby, Leicestershire & Rutland), Ben Jones (Brampton Heath, Cambridgeshire & Huntingdon) and Dan O’Loughlin (Ruddington Grange, Nottinghamshire). The other five members completing the team are Oliver Clarke (Formby, Lancashire), Matty Lamb (Hexham, Northumberland), Luke Northwood (Kenilworth, Warwickshire), Josh Oddy (Westridge, Hampshire) and Marco Penge (Golf at Goodwood, Sussex). Bigham is the English boys under 14 champion following his victory in the Reid Trophy at Enville, while prior to his selection against Wales, Lamb won the Scottish Boys under 14 Championship in 2012 and finished runner-up in the English Boys under 14 Championship then tasted further success when he won the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters last year. In 2014, he has finished second in the Fairhaven Trophy and made his debut as a boy international. Clarke (image copyright Leaderboard Photography), the Lancashire boys champion, was ninth in the Canadian Junior Challenge recently, while Penge was the English Boys under 16 champion last year, has won the Fairhaven Trophy for the past two years, finished runner-up in the Darwin Salver, third in the McEvoy Trophy and won five points from six in the Boys Home Internationals. Several of the boys selected finished in the top ten in this year’s English Boys under 16 Championship for the McGregor Trophy. Northwood was runner-up, Clarke was third, Cartwright, Lamb and Penge were joint fourth, O’Laughlin tied seventh and Jones equal ninth. The format for the match with Scotland is five foursomes and ten singles on the first day and ten singles on the second. Bigham, Lamb, Cartwright, Clarke, and Oddy have also been selected for the under 16 international with Ireland at Delamere Forest in Cheshire on 11th and 12th October. They will be joined by Toby Briggs (Dunston Hall, Norfolk), Alex Fitzpatrick (Hallamshire, Yorkshire) and Billy Spooner (Boston, Lincolnshire) in the eight-strong team. Briggs, last year’s Norfolk under 14 champion, made his under 16 debut against Spain earlier this year and also played against Wales, while Fitzpatrick, younger brother of Matthew Fitzpatrick, the former US Amateur champion and now a professional, won this year’s Douglas Johns Trophy and will make his England debut against Ireland. Spooner has been an under 16 cap for the past three years and is the Midland Boys champion. A member of the England boys squad, he enjoyed a successful 2013, finishing runner-up in the McGregor Trophy and the Canadian Junior Challenge, fourth in the North of England under 16 Championship and fifth in the English under 18 Championship for the Carris Trophy. The match with Ireland follows a similar format with four foursomes and eight singles on the first day and eight singles on the second. 30 Sep 2014 Under 16s now have Scots and Irish in their sights last_img read more


Weapons of ‘brass’ destruction

Posted On Aug 12 2020 by

first_imgIn an April 2010 article written by Courier staff writer Rebecca Nuttall regarding the eventual school closings, Ms. Nuttall reported that “Reaction from parents in the Hill District, and other areas has been quiet as there are no well-known parent groups currently active. However, Rev. Johnnie Monroe, council co-chair, said parents involved in the council and others he has heard from are in support of the council’s plan.” “We’re creating a blueprint to say, the schools that are still in the Hill District, here’s what we want them to offer,” Monroe said. “No parent wants their school to close. That was the consensus at the meeting we held at Milliones, but there weren’t many parents there.”Well folks, I always thought the blueprint was created before you begin to build the house. Isn’t that how it works? You’re creating a blueprint while schools and programs, especially sports programs, are being shut down at an alarming rate.There is another dark side to this story. Neighborhoods have been separated by invisible boundaries for decades. What do you suppose is going to happen when the kids from Peabody are bused to Westinghouse? There is a chance that anarchy as opposed to academia will follow. Then what are they going to do? Create more schools for troubled youths? Give me a freakin’ break, will ya? Should there be an academy created for incompetent school board members and the administrators?When sports programs and arts and humanities programs are scaled back to bare bones status and in some cases discontinued altogether, opportunities are sometimes final chances for a significant percentage of inner city youths. “Good afternoon, welcome to McDonalds. Do you want fries to go with that shake?Annually I get on my soapbox to point out how atrocious the athletic program, as well as the education process in the Pittsburgh Public Schools really is. If they can earmark and create a facility for the creative and performing arts, (CAPA) then why can’t a school for the athletically gifted be created as well? A school where athletes can take basic courses such as math and science but forego some other electives and concentrate on watching film and developing better technique as players. This could even be an after-hours activity where athletes and coaches get together to share information. It could not hurt because it is not like a zillion inner city athletes are receiving scholarships.There must also be an improved publicity machine put in place so that no inner-city athlete falls through the cracks in regards to the continuation of his or her education. PPS Athletic Director Mike Gavlik and his staff should no longer have too many free weeknights or weekends. To save our children everyone needs to not to only roll up their sleeves but to take off their shirts and get to work. No more handouts, especially at the expense of our youth. When a kid needs to send a DVD and a transcript to an interested school or coach, that information should be forwarded within 48 hours. No more excuses, just results.It has been proven that when pre-adolescents and young adults are involved in extracurricular activities like music and sports, there is a positive side achieved that cannot be measured by the final score or by who can hit the highest note. There are regions of our minds that are accessed very rarely because of a certain stimulation that is required to navigate toward and reach the far corners of our psyche.There are other elements that contribute to the general development of student-athletes that often result in positive byproducts that are received by the communities in which these young people reside as well creating positive family dynamics.Many student-athletes would probably never reach any college or university if not for the G.P.A requirements demanded in order for that individual to be allowed to compete. Teamwork and synergy are additional attributes that cannot be measured in dollars and “sense.” Closing schools are not just saving money, closing schools are closing hearts.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected] or call him at 412.583.6741.) Last week I spoke about the absurdity of pro sports executives being rewarded for failure. Hey, wait a minute. I have a brilliant idea, let’s all go to work one-third of the time. Bumble and stumble our way through. Treat our subordinates and our fan base with disrespect and disdain. Expect them to support our product and if they don’t we will get paid anyway. I am convinced that there is and has been a concerted effort to mislead, falsely educate, under-relate and procrastinate in regards to educating students and student-athletes from the inner city. Pittsburgh Public Schools are closing at an alarming rate with no rhyme or reason.last_img read more


Charter College Lacey Graduation Fall 2018

Posted On Aug 5 2020 by

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Charter CollegeCharter College Lacey hosted its graduation ceremony on Friday, September 14 at 6:00 p.m. at the James Koval Center for the Performing Arts, 600 Sleater Kinney Road NE, in Lacey.Lacey Campus President Dr. Bruce Higdon welcomed the graduates and their families. He was joined on stage by Lead Pharmacy Instructor John Cohen, who presented the student awards; and student speakers Justin Sturdevant and Kristy White, both medical assistant students. The keynote speaker was Blake Knoblauch, from the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce. The national anthem was sung by Thaisy Kirkhart and Sturdevant.“There is nothing more important to us than the success of our students,” said Higdon. “We are so very proud of all of our graduates.”Graduates:Certificate in Medical AssistantMelissa Agnew*Amber Allen*Andrena Barkdull*Andrea Benningfield*Nelcybeth Berry*#Donna BlakeAlyssa Callahan*Annalicia CastroMarilin Cervantes-ValdezSarah Chidester*#Stacie Coffeen*#Katie CreechJordon DoctorsJudith Eitemiller*Samantha Fleck*#Brittany GageAmanda GilesJasmine Gregorio*#Erikamarie Guzman*Jordyn Hipfner*#Danielle JoyceKayla LindleyDawnya NaderKimberly Nolan*Shellby Oppelt*Eskai PayneHafsah Prohim*Jasmine Rodriguez DuranKelsie SmithHongngha Son*Phelisia SpangKristan Stengel*#Justin SturdevantMadisen StriplinSherry WallaceShennaya WashingtonAlexis Westberg*#Kristy WhitePharmacy TechnicianDaelyn Joy*Natacia Cruz*#Elizabeth LorenzanaCristina Rogers*Angelique HaskellQuin Scott*                                                                     Associates of Applied Science in Allied Health (through Charter College Vancouver)John Cohen*Brittany Shultz*Irma Roman*Graduated with Honors, a cumulative grade point average of 3.7 or higher.#President’s Award Recipient: Graduated with a cumulative grade point average of 4.0 (Certificate programs) or 3.9 or higher (Associate programs).Charter College Lacey offers residents of Thurston County career education opportunities in health care with blended on-campus programs in Medical Assistant and Pharmacy Technician. Their innovative Blended Learning curriculum combines hands-on classroom experience with online course work, offering students more flexibility with their schedules, and allowing them to work and manage family life. For more information, visit www.chartercollege.edu.last_img read more


Oceanport Plans For Future Floods

Posted On Aug 4 2020 by

first_imgBy Jenna O’Donnell |OCEANPORT – April showers may cause flooding, especially in Oceanport. But officials hope some key updates will help stem the tides that seep into borough roads.During the April 6 workshop meeting, Mayor John “Jay” Coffey noted that flooding is a problem the borough needs to deal with. Torrential rains the day of the meeting had inundated streets across the borough, and concerned residents flooded the email inboxes of Coffey and some councilmembers with photos showing the scope of the problem.“It’s different now than it was several years ago,” Coffey said, noting that the flooding was getting worse and happening more often. “Flooding across all of Oceanport is a problem. This is what we’re facing as a town. There’s a way to ameliorate some of the problems, but it costs money.”While introducing a 2017 municipal budget proposing a small tax increase for borough residents, the Oceanport mayor and council outlined long-term plans to address the flooding that plagues the borough. Part of that strategy involves the installation of check valves to prevent river water from flooding into roads through the sewers and drains during storm surges or high tides. Those would be installed in 36 storm drain outfalls across the borough, an expensive but necessary update that the borough hopes to fund with bonds and grants in the long term.Check valves will not eliminate flooding completely, but Coffey says they will go a long way toward reducing much of the street flooding that has happened with more frequency each year.“We have 14 or 15 blocks in our town that have flooding issues,” Coffey told The Two River Times. “What used to be in connection with severe weather events is now becoming more commonplace during minor weather events and high tides.”As another approach, Coffey said Oceanport plans to purchase Jet-Vac trucks capable of clearing debris from drains and pipes. That equipment, and the cost of purchasing it, will be shared with Shrewsbury.Flooding has become a pervasive problem for Oceanport, Coffey said, and it is no longer one the borough can put off or ignore. Instead, infrastructure updates like check valves must be planned and budgeted for.“I’ve watched how kicking the can down the road can cause some serious problems,” he said. “People don’t see these check valves or notice when it’s not flooding. But ultimately I think people will want this. It is something that has to be done.”Check valves are part of Oceanport’s three-year plan and its 2017 budget, which calls for a small increase over last year, where an average home assessed at $448,522 would see an increase of $93.67. A public hearing for the 2017 municipal budget and tax resolution is scheduled for May 18.This article was first published in the April 13-20, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more


Saints struggle on road, host UVIC this weekened at Complex

Posted On Aug 3 2020 by

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe Selkirk Saints dropped a pair of road games as the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey season kicked off its 2011 season on a variety of fronts.Selkirk opened the new semester with a 10-4 shellacking at the hands of Simon Fraser Clan. Saturday, the Saints lost a close one, losing 3-2 to Trinity Western Spartans.Selkirk made the trip missing some key parts to the team as defencemen Josh Mace (Nelson) and Devin Kerckhof (Edmonton)and forward Caleb Georgetti (Nelson) did not make the trip. The missing parts, along with the eight-hour bus ride, made it easy for the Clan as the host held period leads of 5-2 and 8-4.Leading the Saints scoring was Scotty Traverse (Fernie) with one goal and two assists and newly acquired Brendan Madlung (Revelstoke) with two assists. Cody Baker (Trail), Travis Herlein (Calgary) and Denver Blackmore (Castlegar) added single goals while Braeden Mace (Nelson), Caleb Roy (Cranbrook) and Adam Makaroff (Nelson) earned single helpers. Selkirk killed six of seven SFU power plays. Saturday’s game versus Trinity Western Spartans (TWU) was a completely different story as the Saints found new legs and a determined spirit to come home with a split. Putting forth one of their best efforts of the season the Saints surprised the much-improved Spartans who knocked off top-ranked Thompson Rivers University 2-1 Friday. After TWU scored on the power play in the first, Caleb Roy evened the match with a wrist shot from center ice that fooled goaltender Sean Langreiger. Brendan Madlung put the Saints up one with a quick goal to start the second period but the Spartans tallied four minutes later to even the score at two apiece after two periods. Both teams traded numerous chances in the third but Trinity managed the only goal to earn the victory. Roy and Baker had assists for the Saints and Spenser Wong (Calgary) managed 37 of 40 shots on the night.The Saints play host to a pair of games Friday and Saturday at the Castlegar Complex as the University of Victoria Vikes pay a visit to the Kootenays. Both games have 7 p.m. starts. SAINTS BANTER: Forward Burhan Pourmokhtari (Trail) recently joined the Saints from the Beaver Valley Nitehawks of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. Burhan earned 21 points in 33 games with the Hawks in the KIJHL. Devin Kerckhof is expected to be back in action after nearly two months on the injury [email protected]last_img read more


Benitez responds to Ferguson by insisting Manchester clubs can be caught

Posted On Dec 21 2019 by

first_imgInterim manager Rafael Benitez has insisted that Chelsea can still catch Manchester United and Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has suggested the fight for the title is already a two-horse race, arguing it is unlikely that both Manchester clubs – who play each other this weekend – will be caught.But Benitez, whose team are third, said: “My view is very clear about this. We have to win against Sunderland and we will be closer to one of them.“If we can be closer sooner rather than later then that’s better. I believe we will have our chances if we start winning games.”Click here for the Sunderland v Chelsea quiz 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more