Third person charged in relation to Real IRA Derry Commemoration

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Twitter A 28-year-old man has appeared in court in Derry on charges connected to a Real IRA Easter commemoration held in the city on April 25.Frank Quigley, from Elmwood Road, is accused of arranging or managing a meeting in support of the IRA on April 25. He also faced a charge of aiding and abetting people in the wearing of clothing to arouse a reasonable suspicion that the wearers were IRA members or supporters.Quigley was connected to the charge by a police officer and was released on bail. A night time curfew and a number of other conditions were imposed. He is due to appear again on 7 July.Quigley is the third person to appear in court in connection with the Real IRA commemoration. Last week Marvin Canning was charged with similar charges, while in May, Marian Price also faced similar charges. Facebook Google+ Pinterest Newsx Adverts Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Third person charged in relation to Real IRA Derry Commemoration Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Previous articleNAMA “forced” Mc Namara receivership – Mac LochlainnNext articleCouncil to crack down on those who litter beaches News Highland Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp By News Highland – June 14, 2011 last_img read more

USC hosts national Title IX conference

first_imgPresident C. L. Max Nikias, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Elizabeth Garrett and Vice Provost for Student Affairs Ainsley Carry hosted student affairs vice presidents from 35 universities in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center Ballroom on Monday and Tuesday for a conference to discuss issues related to sexual misconduct on college campuses.The conference was a result of Nikias’s desire for USC to take a leadership position on the issue of sexual misconduct, Carry said. Following the annual meeting of Association of American Universities presidents this past summer, Nikias invited each AAU university to attend a conversation at USC to discuss sexual misconduct. The conference was also enumerated in the seven initiatives to address sexual misconduct that Garrett announced in a memorandum on Aug. 27.“The provosts and presidents usually get together, but this is the first time the vice presidents got together,” Carry said. “They spent a day and a half strictly on sexual misconduct on college campuses — almost two days of conversation on that single topic. It’s the first time that has ever happened, and it happened here at USC.”The group discussed a report from the White House Task Force’s to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, bystander education — including the latest federal government campaign, “It’s On Us” — sexual assault climate surveys, existing and pending legislation, and prevention education.Though USC and many AAU universities at the conference already have sexual misconduct prevention education programs in place for incoming students, a new topic of discussion was the idea of implementing an education program for all four years of undergraduate studies.“There was this realization that no one has a four-year education module, and there is a call to action,” Carry said. “Our assignment for the next year is to collectively build a four-year educational module that’s digestible, smart, witty and that involves student input and feedback so we can make sexual misconduct education not just a one-time, new student experience but something students are reminded of every year.”The 45 conference attendees also listened to presentations from experts in the field of higher education and sexual misconduct. Event speakers included Brett Sokolow, president and CEO of the NCHERM Group, LLC; attorneys at law Leslie M. Gomez and Gina Maisto Smith of Pepper Hamilton, LLP; Sharyn Potter, co-director of Prevention Innovations; and Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education president Kevin Kruger.Following this conference, it was decided that the AAU vice presidents of student affairs will continue to gather annually to discuss Title IX and other student affairs-related issues.“Five years from now we may have gotten to a place where we resolved some of these issues, but there are always issues about Title IX and a variety of issues in this area that students affairs vice presidents work for on behalf of their student bod[ies],” Carry said.last_img read more

Giannis Antetokounmpo apologizes for comments about punching Mario Hezonja, but says he ‘meant it’

first_imgHezonja really disrespected Giannis like that 😳 pic.twitter.com/nfSvXIPsh6— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) December 1, 2018Antetokounmpo, who is from Greece, addressed those comments when he met with reporters Monday.“What I said, I meant it. I’m a person, I don’t take words back,” Antetokounmpo said. “I wasn’t mad, frustrated after the game. It was more of a pride thing. But I know I’ve got to choose better words, word my sentences better.”“Sometimes it’s tough because I’m not from here, I’m from overseas. So, I come off as more harsh. But I’ve got to do a better job. Because I know I’m a role model for a lot of kids.”“I’m a role model for a lot of kids…and I felt bad about that. What I said, I meant it…I have to choose better words.”Giannis on his post-game comments in New York: pic.twitter.com/pksb0OU6Lp— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) December 3, 2018Hezonja said he’s not nervous about facing Antetokounmpo and the Bucks again later this month. Giannis Antetokounmpo regrets some of the things he said about Knicks forward Mario Hezonja.Hezonja finished a dunk and stepped over the 23-year-old Bucks star during the teams’ matchup last weekend. Antetokounmpo said after the game he was “going to punch” Hezonja below the belt “next time.” “I mean, that cannot affect me and I cannot worry about what they’re going to say,” Hezonja said Monday (via the New York Post). “I wasn’t even worried about it or who was it. I didn’t see to be honest. It was just great to get the crowd going.”The Knicks and Bucks will play a home-and-home back-to-back Dec. 25 and 27.last_img read more

Butler County reports second COVID-19 death

first_imgALLISON — Butler County health officials say a second person has died from COVID-19.A release from the Butler County Department of Public Health announced on Tuesday the second death associated with novel coronavirus in the county. The individual was a 61-to-80-year-old adult.That now brings the area death total to four, with deaths previously announced in Cerro Gordo and Floyd counties.last_img

Subscribe to Parts of HTML Pages with Superfeedr Fragments

first_imgTags:#hack#Tools How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Related Posts Why You Love Online Quizzescenter_img Last month, real-time feed service Superfeedr introduced the option to subscribe to any type of arbitrary content – such as static HTML pages, V Cards, JSON and more. This week the company announced the ability to subscribe to only fragments of HTML pages. As an example, Superfeedr explained how to subscribe to just the “current conditions” on The New York Times Weather page.The basic use case for both subscribing to arbitrary content and subscribing to fragments is obvious: you can monitor when something on the Web changes. For example, if a company you want to work for has a job listings site but doesn’t have a feed for those listings, you could monitor just the part of the page that lists open positions. One person in the comments of the announcements mentioned using it to monitor price changes. There are some really interesting real-time intelligence gathering applications that could be built with this. But what are some less obvious uses?It seems like you could use this to embed and automatically update content from other sources into your own Web projects. For example, if you wanted to include a weather widget on your dashboard, you could use this to scrape weather data from The Times. The ethics of scraping is debatable, but you get the idea.Interestingly, enterprise software company SimplyBox has using fragments as a means to “remix” applications. Perhaps it should partner with Superfeedr to improve this feature.Scraping still seems like a pretty obvious idea. What else could you use this for? klint finley Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

The Work You Must Do Yourself

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now There are some things that you simply have to do for yourself. No one can do these things for you, nor should you ever allow anyone to do so.Discover why you are here. Mark Twain said the two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you figure out why. You don’t have any control over the first one of those days. But you have to do the work to make the second one a reality. You can get this wrong for a long time believing you have it right only to discover a bigger “why” later in your life. It isn’t easy to discover why you are here, but doing the work to figure it out is an excellent adventure. You must do this work for yourself.Discover what success means. The culture you live in tries desperately hard to define success for you: money and fame. But at the end of your life, you won’t care about money, gladly forfeiting all of it for a single day more with the people you love. You won’t care that you were known by people who don’t care anything about you at all. You’ll only care about the people you love. By all means, make the money–you are going to need it. But define success for yourself. Do the work to discover what a life well lived looks like for you.Discover your potential. You have no idea what you are capable of. There is so much more inside you, so much room to grow. Your only real limit is the limit of your imagination and your willingness to act. You can do more, and you can be more than you are now. When you have reached what you believe to be the pinnacle of success, you will have only just taken the first step. While you are here, it is your job to grow into your potential, of which there is still plenty.Discover how you will make a contribution. You are here to contribute. You have something to offer the rest of us, some song inside you, some dance, some business that will change the world for some people somewhere. You are here to make this a better place, even if only in some small way. Your contribution is going to matter. It is going to make a difference. You are here to discover what that contribution will be.This is the work you have to do yourself. This is the recipe for happiness. When will you start doing the work you’ve been avoiding?last_img read more

Trudeau sending First Nations mixed signals on veto rights on pipelines chief

first_imgBrandi Morin APTN National News Alberta AFN Regional Chief Craig Mackinaw said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent comments regarding a First Nations veto on pipelines is sending “mixed signals.” At an Edmonton press conference Wednesday Trudeau appeared to skirt a question to confirm a campaign promise he made that First Nations will have veto rights over energy projects on their territories.Instead, Trudeau said a renewed relationship with First Nations centered on respecting treaty rights, creating partnerships and engaging in meaningful consultation. “It kind of makes you wonder. I guess there will have to be more discussion with them (government) on the pipeline issue or there will be lawsuits coming down the road,” said Mackinaw. “I don’t know if the government wants to go down that road because a lot of the inherent chiefs from other regions are dead set against having these pipelines going through their territories. So I’m not sure they’ll agree on a process.”Trudeau’s remarks on Wednesday weren’t as clear and confident as those he made during a televised town hall interview with APTN while campaigning to be Canada’s next prime minister.Trudeau said that “no” would “absolutely” mean “no” if the Liberals were elected. “We cannot have a government that decides where the pipelines (are going to) go without having proper approval and support from the communities that are (going to) be affected,” said Trudeau during that interview. But not everyone thinks Trudeau has swayed from his commitments, including Cara Currie-Hall who led the Rock the Indigenous Vote movement and was recently appointed to the International Oversight committee on Treaty Enforcement and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) committee.“I don’t think he’s broke any promises, yet,” said Currie-Hall while referring to Article 32 of UNDRIP that specifically highlights resource extraction and Indigenous rights. “I would say that the prime minister is really saying that he’s implementing the UN declaration article number 32. A pipeline cannot be put in the ground unless he has the consent of the Indigenous people, which he does not have. Nobody has it.”She said Trudeau may have an opportunity to make progress by placing Indigenous people on the National Energy Board so that they can become engaged and informed.“We’re saying UNDRIP without conditions. (Governments) are required under the declaration to obtain our free, prior and informed consent. You cannot even talk about a pipeline until you bring it to the table,” said Currie-Hall.Trudeau visited Edmonton and Calgary holding meetings this week with Premier Rachel Notley and oil industry executives. The province and industry are upping pressure on the federal government to help fast track transport of oil sands bitumen to tidewater in hopes of kick starting a lagging economy hit hard by a drop in global oil prices. But projects like the Transmountain Pipeline are facing strong opposition from Indigenous groups in British Columbia. On Thursday, 130 First Nations led by the Yinka Dene Alliance signed on to the Save the Fraser declaration in British Columbia in direct opposition to the Northern Gateway Pipeline or similar tar sands projects to cross their territories. The pipelines are a no go said Stewart Phillip, grand chief of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs, who just a year and a half ago was arrested on Burnaby Mountain after protesting the Kinder Morgan Mountain project. Phillip said the risks they represent to the environment are too great and that Trudeau should look at rebalancing his priorities. “His own government ministers have said recently that you cannot engage the economy in one conventional economy to ensure that the environment and everything that that represents is properly protected,” said Phillip. “The two go hand-in-hand. They cannot be separated in the fashion that the previous (Stephen) Harper government pitted the economy against the environment. The Trudeau government cannot afford to make the same mistake. He needs to understand that there needs to be a very real, tangible balance in ensuring that environmental protections are securely in place along with the notions of growing the economy. You cannot separate the two.”The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) said in a statement to APTN they don’t believe talking about a pipeline “veto” is helpful. “It’s clear that First Nations have rights, treaties and title that are recognized in Canadian law as well as international standards like the right to free, prior and informed consent. These must be respected. All parties in development must be clear on their roles and responsibilities,” the statement said.The AFN is meeting in Vancouver next week for the First Nations Energy Forum to create dialogues with all levels of government, industry and First Nations. [email protected]last_img read more

Under fire Morneau to sell 21M worth of shares put assets in

first_imgOTTAWA – Finance Minister Bill Morneau, under siege from relentless opposition attacks over how he handled his personal fortune when he entered government in 2015, went on the offensive Thursday with a promise to sell off tens of millions of dollars worth of shares in the family business that bears his name.At least $21 million in Morneau Shepell shares held by Morneau and his family will be sold off, while the rest of his assets will be placed into a blind trust, the minister said as he sought to snuff out conflict of interest allegations threatening to undermine the federal Liberal government.All the while, the wealthy former businessman continued to insist he disclosed all his assets to the federal ethics watchdog when he came into office two years ago, and that he that he followed her recommendations very carefully to avoid any conflicts of interest.That, the embattled Morneau has now decided, wasn’t good enough.“I perhaps naively thought that in Canada following the rules and respecting the recommendations of the ethics commissioner … would be what Canadians would expect,” Morneau told a news conference. “In fact, what I have seen over the last week is that I need to do more.”Morneau said he currently owns about a million shares — $21 million worth at current stock prices — in the human resources and pension management firm he and his family helped to build. Public filings show that in March, Morneau’s father, William Morneau Sr., held just over 200,000 shares, worth about $4.2 million.Morneau didn’t, however, mention the dividends those shares generate: 6.5 cents a share, equating to roughly $65,000 a month.When asked why he changed his mind, Morneau admitted the issue has become a major distraction and was taking away from what he characterized as his important work as Liberal finance minister — work he wants to continue doing.“I’m going to go farther, above and beyond anything that might have been recommended because I want to make sure that this isn’t the discussion that we’re having tomorrow or the day after,” he said.“I am trying to make sure that we are successfully improving the lives of Canadians across the country, so if we’re getting distracted because some people are worried about my personal situation, it’s time to move on. And that’s what I’ve decided to do.”Morneau said until his shares are divested they will remain behind a conflict-of-interest screen, which has been overseen by the minister’s chief of staff, to ensure he abstains from any discussions or decisions that could benefit his personal interests.He said he could recall at least two instances where he was removed from meetings because of the screen.Thursday’s decision — aimed at silencing Morneau’s increasingly vocal critics — could also be considered a tacit acknowledgment that the rules themselves are in need of an update, something the ethics commissioner herself has suggested in the past.Commissioner Mary Dawson revealed this week that she told Morneau a blind trust wouldn’t be necessary, since his shares were indirectly held through private companies and were therefore not considered a “controlled asset” under the Conflict of Interest Act.However, Dawson urged the previous Conservative government in 2013 to amend the law to require blind trusts for personal assets owned by public office holders, regardless of whether they were directly or indirectly owned — a change that was never made.Morneau, who stepped down as Morneau Shepell’s executive chairman shortly after the election, said Thursday that when he first entered cabinet, he fully expected he would have to put his assets in a blind trust, as did the company he was leaving behind. However, Dawson told him it wouldn’t be necessary, he said.At that time, public filings showed Morneau owned 2,254,109 shares, most of them through an Alberta numbered company. On Thursday, he said it was only about a million shares, although he didn’t elaborate on what happened to the rest.All week long, the Conservatives and New Democrats have accused the government of being in a conflict of interest created by a finance minister regulating an industry that includes a company in which he owns significant shares.NDP MP Nathan Cullen has called on Dawson to investigate Morneau for spearheading pension reform legislation that could benefit Morneau Shepell and, through shares he still holds, the minister himself.In the days after Morneau personally introduced that bill, the value of Morneau Shepell shares rose 4.8 per cent, Cullen said during question period, Morneau’s first this week since the controversy exploded. The minister shrugged off Cullen, noting Dawson had already signed off on the arrangement.The opposition charges have all but drowned out the government’s efforts to address another, earlier controversy over its widely panned changes to small business taxes.“Of course, there’s been a distraction this week,” Morneau said earlier in the day during a news conference at a farm in the Ontario community of Erinsville, where he was trying to deliver good news: that the government would not proceed with a tax change that has angered farmers.He said Ottawa will reconsider the proposal related to the conversion of income into capital gains after hearing concerns from farmers and fishers. The proposal raised fears about how it could hinder the intergenerational transfer of family business, like farms.It had been one of the three key components of the government’s package of tax proposals.Morneau’s first to the House of Commons on Thursday after spending the week making announcements to scale back some of the so-called tax reforms, which have angered small business owners, doctors, farmers and even Liberal backbench MPs.Earlier this week, the government also ditched another proposed measure that would have had a negative impact on the transfer of family businesses from one generation to the next.Morneau also announced this week that he will scale back a proposal to crack down on passive investment income, which was one of the most contentious elements of his plan.Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitterlast_img read more

Spicy Thai Basil Chicken

first_imgIngredients Chicken Broth 1/3 cup Oyster Sauce 1 tbsp Soy Sauce 1 tbsp Fish Sauce 2 tsp White Sugar 1 tsp Brown Sugar 1 tsp Vegetable Oil 2 tbsp Chicken Thighs (boneless) 1 pound Sliced Shallots 1/4 cup Garlic (minced) 4 cloves Also Read – PUMPKIN MASH, TAMATAR RASSAThai Chilies (minced) 2 tbsp Fresh Basil Leaves 1 cup Cooked Rice (hot) 2 cup Preparation Whisk chicken broth, oyster sauce, soy sauce, fish sauce, white sugar and brown sugar together in a bowl until well blended. Heat large skillet over high heat. Drizzle in oil. Add chicken and stir fry until it loses its raw colour, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in shallots, garlic and sliced chilies. Continue cooking on high heat until some of the juices start to caramelize in the bottom of the pan, about 2 or 3 more minutes. Add about a tablespoon of the sauce mixture to the skillet; cook and stir until sauce begins to caramelize, about 1 minute. Pour in the rest of the sauce. Cook and stir until sauce has deglazed the bottom of the pan. Continue to cook until sauce glazes onto the meat, 1 or 2 more minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in basil. Cook and stir until basil is wilted, about 20 seconds. Serve with rice. (Courtesy: www.allrecipes.com)last_img read more