Donegal fishermen left in ‘appalling situation’

first_img Pinterest Previous articleReopening schools will depend on public’s behavior – MinisterNext articlePringle calls for extra supports for children with special needs News Highland Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – January 15, 2021 Facebook Facebook The Taoiseach says efforts are ongoing in a bid to solve the Brexit fall out issue affecting fishermen. For the last 14 days, fishermen in Donegal and the North have been prevented from landing their produce in their usual piers and harbours because their boat is registered Northern Ireland.They are only permitted to land their catch at two designated ports – one in Killybegs the other in Cork with those affected saying that often the journey to Killybegs can be dangerous.Speaking in the Dail, Donegal Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn described it as an appalling situation:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Responding Michael Martin says that a review is taking place as it relates to additional resources and costings in the event of manning additional designated ports:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Donegal fishermen left in ‘appalling situation’center_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

13-year-old with 4 associate degrees becomes youngest to graduate Fullerton College

first_imgRu AndradeBY: NICOLE PELLETIERE, ABC NEWS(FULLERTON, Calif.) — A teen who earned four associate degrees is starting undergrad work next week — all before being old enough to drive.Jack Rico, 13, is verified as the youngest graduate in the history of Fullerton College in Fullerton, California, which was established in 1913.Mother Ru Andrade told “Good Morning America” she realized Jack was academically advanced when he asked to visit the White House for his fourth birthday.“He was dead serious so I said, ‘That’s a big trip. If you want to go you’re going to have to learn all the presidents,’” said Andrade, of Whittier, California, just outside Los Angeles. “I was only kidding and he said, ‘Mom, I have a confession. I already knew all the presidents, so I learned the vice presidents. Does that count?’”When Jack entered third grade he struggled with common core, so Andrade opted for homeschooling instead.“He was thriving,” Andrade said. “About 11 years old, there was nothing more I could teach him. He had pretty much blown through all the standards.”Andrade heard Fullerton College had a bridge program for students K-12 who could pass a placement test. Jack took the exam and was enrolled in classes a few days later.At first his mother sat in the classroom with him, until he was comfortable being on his own.Jack successfully completed 61 units at Fullerton, earning degrees in in history, art and human expression, social behavior and social science.When he’s not studying, Jack is into video games, playing with his cousins, traveling and learning ancient history.“He does work really hard, but what we’re most proud of is his heart,” Andrade said. “He’s an amazing human. His sister has autism and he’s been the best brother ever.”Fullerton President Greg Schulz said Jack was able to get a free education at the school as a “special admit student,” which is a unique benefit in the California Community College system.“I’ve known Jack for nearly two years, and I can attest to his strong work ethic and his off-the-charts intellect,” Schulz told “GMA.” “He’s also funny and caring, and I’m so proud that Fullerton College has been a launchpad for him.”Schulz said that because Jack is the youngest among 21,000 students, he is pretty well known around campus.“They treat me like any other student,” Jack told “GMA.” “They’re really nice and I’ve made some friends along the way.”Starting next week, Jack will begin studying history at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ undergraduate program. He will be making the four-hour commute there once a week with his mother.As of now, Jack is not quite sure what career he wants to pursue.“I’m still 13 so I’m trying to figure out this life thing,” he said. “I can’t wait to find out what kind of classes I could take and how UNLV will be.”As for advice to rising students, Jack’s message is to “work on time management skills.”“And make sure you follow the teacher’s instructions,” he added.Fullerton’s 105th commencement celebration has been postponed due to COVID-19.Jack’s family plans on holding a curbside graduation celebration instead.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reservedlast_img read more

BLOG: Pennsylvania Conference for Women

first_img November 19, 2015 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter BLOG: Pennsylvania Conference for Women Equality,  First Lady Frances Wolf,  The Blog Today my husband and I attended the Pennsylvania Conference for Women at the convention center in Philadelphia. At the conference, a number of women making an impact in the world including Gloria Steinem, Jessica Alba,  and Joanne Ryder, shared their stories.This conference was conceived ten years ago by the Pennsylvania Commission for Women under then-Governor Ed Rendell and has since grown to reach thousands of Pennsylvania women. This year, there were approximately 9,000 women in attendance. It is a gathering dedicated to the issues that matter in a career – networking, professional development and personal growth.But it’s also a gathering dedicated to the things issues that matter to a healthy functioning society. It is a gathering place for women who want to make Pennsylvania better.That’s precisely what my husband wants for our commonwealth. But it’s what we can’t have as long as we have gender inequality in Pennsylvania. Despite our half-century old equal pay law, women make only 76 cents for every dollar men make.That is just plain wrong. Tom and I are the proud parents of two talented daughters, one of whom is an architect and one who is a geologist. Tom has smart and talented women serving as his Chief of Staff, as his General Counsel, and in a number of important positions in his executive staff and cabinet. He also recently announced the launch of the new Pennsylvania Commission for Women, which is made up of a very talented and dedicated group of Pennsylvanians, who will act as tireless advocates on behalf of Pennsylvania’s women and girls.It’s wrong from a moral and political sense that women are not given the same opportunity as men. But it’s not only unfair, it’s just plain bad policy.Gender inequality keeps Pennsylvania from deriving the full benefits of its talented population. It keeps us from taking full advantage of all the human skills, experience and insights we have here right in our own backyard.Discrimination of any sort shrinks our talent pool and it just doesn’t make sense.From a purely self-interested point of view, we need to make sure the talent pool we draw from is as large as possible in our businesses, in our schools, and in our government.We need to work together to stamp out discrimination and resolve to level our playing field not just because discrimination is morally repugnant, but because it’s also smart policy. Pennsylvania should embrace the practice of fairness to show that we are smart and sensible.We need to work to make the world a fairer place. That is clearly good for not only the women of Pennsylvania, but for all Pennsylvanians.I’m proud of the work my husband does every day to make Pennsylvania a more fair community.center_img Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: By: First Lady Frances Wolflast_img read more

Gemma makes it four wins in a row

first_img England international Gemma Clews has tightened her grip on the Delamere Comboy Scratch Trophy with her fourth consecutive victory – winning every year since it started. Her latest victory, on her home course at Delamere Forest, Cheshire, was achieved with remarkable golf. She was 12-under for 36 holes, with two rounds of 67 and she won by two shots from girl international Lily May Humphreys. What’s more, she beat the best-ever field to play in the event, which is the first of the season’s prestigious women’s 36-hole scratch tournaments. It has been paired with the Formby Leveret to create a 72-hole event which attracts world ranking points – and top players. “This is my best win,” said Clews, 22, who signed off with an eagle three on the 36thhole. “It’s definitely special to win this one because of the support the club gives me. It means a lot.” She set off in great style with a bogey-free morning round, which included four birdies and an eagle on the par five 11th, where her three-wood shot finished 5ft from the hole. It gave her a two-shot lead over Humphreys at the halfway stage, but Clews was unaware of the state of play until she’d passed the 14thhole on her second round. Her afternoon round contained her only dropped shots of the day, with a double bogey five on the short fourth, but they were soon forgotten as she amassed six birdies and that closing eagle. “I knew I probably needed to make a birdie and I just tried for the eagle,” said Clews, who rolled in a 25-footer. “I thought if Lily had shot better, then fair play to her.” Humphreys, (Stoke by Nayland) matched Clews in the afternoon with a six-birdie 67, which she added to her opening 69.  The 15-year-old is the English U16 girls’ champion. Emily Toy (Carlyon Bay), a past English girls’ champion, was third with rounds of 73 71. Click here for full scores The Leveret will be played on 1 April at Formby Ladies’ Golf Club, Lancashire. Four other paired events have been created during the season to attract WAGR points. Click here for more information Caption: Gemma Clews (© Stills Photography) 27 Mar 2017 Gemma makes it four wins in a row last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Team Gus Adams

first_imgAdams, whose son Greg was a household name during his NHL career with the Vancouver Canucks, started his career as a rookie in the 1956-57 Western International Hockey League season after playing junior with the Lethbridge Native Sons.Adams played in 49 games that season for the Maple Leafs and helped the Green and White to the Savage Cup title in 1961.The Leafs honoured Adams by dressing goalies for the opening ceremonies from every age group in Nelson hockey.Staff and management at Mallards Source for sports would also like to pay tribute to one of the real characters in Nelson hockey with Team of the Week honours.The Adams’ goalies includes, in no specific order, Adam Maida, Brayden Pompu, Derrick Te Boekhorst, Curt Doyle, Jarred Martin, Ben Kelsch, Tenzin Mint and Brady Stocks.Gus Adams is survived by his lovely wife Darlene children Greg, Tracey, Jamie, Jeffery, Gus Jr. and many grandchildren. During the Leafs’ home opener the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League franchise reached back in the hockey archives to honour one of the great netminders in Nelson history, Gus Adams.The former Nelson Senior Maple Leaf backstop recently passed away at his home on the North Shore.last_img read more

Nelson’s Dryden Hunt earns WHL Player-of-the-month honours

first_imgDuring the summer, Nelson’s Dryden Hunt wasn’t really sure where he’d be playing hockey this season.In September, the Moose Jaw Warriors decided to take a chance on the Nelson Minor Hockey grad.The deal, Hunt to Moose Jaw in exchange for a 2nd round pick in 2016 and a 3rd round pick in 2018 back to Medicine Hat Tigers, has paid off in spades for the Warriors.Hunt currently leads the Warriors and the entire Western Hockey League in scoring as Eastern Division club clings to a playoff spot. Hunt has been on a tear through January, amassing 24 points (nine goals, 15 assists), earning WHL Player of the Month honours for January 2016.The 20-year-old Hunt has a plus-6 rating in 14 games during January, recording multiple-point outings on seven occasions, including three instances in which he collected at least four points to help the Warriors stay in the thick of the playoff race with a 6-6-3-0 record. Hunt’s performance in January saw him earn two first star honours, two second star mentions and one third star nod.Hunt, the son of Carla DeBiasio and Jeff Hunt of Nelson, is in his first season with Moose Jaw and his efforts have helped the Warriors remain in third place in the East Division standings to go along with an offence that has produced the fourth-most goals amongst Eastern Conference Clubs. The 6-foot, 201-pound forward is first in Warriors scoring with 76 points (32 goals, 44 assists) in 52 games played.Hunt is in his fifth WHL campaign and has amassed 207 points (91 goals, 118 assists) along with a plus-13 rating in 248 career regular season contests. During the summer, the undrafted Hunt attended the Prospects Camp of the Montreal Canadiens. In 2014, Hunt played for the Carolina Hurricanes at their Prospects Tournament.The Warriors travel to Lethbridge Friday to play the Central Division leading Hurricanes.—With files from WHLlast_img read more


first_imgDonegal is steeped in talent in the food sector and with some of the best produce the country has to offer, it’s only a matter of time before people begin to realise it.Gary, right, preparing some food with Donegal’s Community Chef Brian McDermott at the Taste of Donegal Food Festival.That’s according to the county’s Food Ambassador Gary O’Hanlon who is head chef at Viewmount Country House in Co. Longford and winner of the ‘Best Chef’ award for Leinster in the Irish Restaurant Awards in 2013.O’Hanlon was in Donegal at the weekend for the ‘A Taste of Donegal Food Festival’ when an estimated 35,000 visitors got a brief glimpse of the ongoing development of the food-sector in the county. Over 100 exhibitors made use of the opportunity to showcase their products to the huge audience and according to the county’s Food Ambassador to have a festival of such magnitude in Donegal is an indication of the growing importance of the food sector here.“To have a festival of this magnitude in Donegal is huge, I go to them all over the country, but this is fantastic for Donegal.“In conjunction with the whole Food Coast and Food Strategy it’s giving all these producers that we keep trying to get out there into market, a big platform in their own county to see exactly how successful they can be.”Carl Diver of Irish Natural Honey is one such producer. They launched their product ‘Active Irish Honey’ at the ‘A Taste of Donegal’ food festival last weekend and with huge interest from the public he was full of praise for the County Enterprise Board and The Food Coast for the help they had received in getting off the ground.Joe Doherty of Inishowen Country Kitchen described the support from The Food Coast as core to their success.“They have worked with us and invested in us and put in support systems to help us get our product into places like Tesco”Declan McConnellogue of The Haven Smokehouse in Carrigart, another new Donegal food business described the artisan food course organised by Donegal County Enterprise Board as having been invaluable and similar sentiments were echoed time and again by food businesses exhibiting last weekend.The county’s Food Ambassador, Gary O’Hanlon, said he is delighted that there is such investment now in food in Donegal. “We are going into our second year now with the whole Food Coast and Food Strategy and Eve Anne McCarron has come on board, it is really starting to drive it.“That’s just a whole department now within the County Enterprise Board and I tip my hat to them for investing and focusing upon food sector within the county.“At this stage we are starting to see more and more products developed and to see more and more businesses now come out the other end of it.“Just look for instance at the O’Rourke brothers, Enda and Gavin, they have years of experience between the two of them and even they needed the help. Even chefs of that level and calibre still need the help and the County Enterprise Board is there, all the people are there now within the whole food strategy to drive that on.” Community Chef Brian McDermott said he felt there is something happening and changing now in the county in terms of the food industry.“There is a real unity now in Donegal, I have to pay tribute to the agencies and to the Good Food Initiative from the Enterprise Board. Everyone has got behind this now collectively, the chefs, the producers and we are showcasing now on platforms like the Taste of Donegal Food Festival.“More importantly we needed that opportunity to do that. Maybe there’s a modesty around in Donegal in general but we are coming together and starting to shout and rightly so because we have some of the best produce this country has to offer.”That assertion is one shared by Gary O’Hanlon who says the Good Food Initiative and The Food Coast will lead to fantastic food opportunities for businesses here.“Donegal is steeped in talent, we have some of the best up and coming talents, we have some of the best chefs in Ireland – if not the best chefs in Ireland, we have some of the best food in the country bar none but no one has been shouting about it enough.“All we’ve given them now with the whole food strategy is a medium for their product, and that can only be positive for the whole county,” he concluded.DONEGAL IS STEEPED IN TALENT SAYS COUNTY’S FOOD AMBASSADOR was last modified: August 29th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Gary O’HanlonTaste of Donegallast_img read more

San Jose Sharks fans: Smoking Pig, Opa! and Sushi Confidential join SAP Center food lineup

first_imgChomp takes on new meaning this season as the San Jose Sharks, SAP Center and their culinary partner, Aramark, unveil a new lineup of food choices for hockey fans.There’s lots to sample. Good thing it’s a sport with two intermissions.Three popular, locally owned restaurants — Smoking Pig BBQ, Opa! and Sushi Confidential — have joined the selection on the SAP Concourse Level, along with several other fan favorites. The Test Launch Kitchen, which features a rotating series of experimental …last_img

Mrs. Pistols previews OSU-Baylor

first_imgI’m sorry, I couldn’t help myself…This was incredible.Screen Shot 2014-11-22 at 2.54.59 PMIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img

10 months agoSACKED! Moreno Longo axed by Frosinone

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say SACKED! Moreno Longo axed by Frosinoneby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMoreno Longo has been sacked by Frosinone.The Serie A minnows announced the dismissal of Longo this morning.Along with Longo, the coach’s backroom staff are also sacked with immediate effect.Frosinone are currently second from bottom of the Serie A table, five points from safety. last_img