New Northern Secretary makes first official visit to Derry

first_imgNew Northern Secretary Julian Smith was in Derry today for his first official engagements following a series of talks with the political parties at Stormont.Mr Smith met with the Deputy Mayor of Derry and Strabane, Councillor Cara Hunter, and Council Chief Executive John Kelpie at the Guildhall to discuss a range of strategic issues affecting the future of the North West City Region.He was briefed on the ongoing campaign for a Medical School at Magee, concerns around the potential impacts of Brexit, the need for the restoration of the NI Assembly and the recently announced City Deal.Meanwhile, Sinn  Fein politicians joined rights protesters who picketed the Guildhall during the meeting.The protestors represented Irish language, LGBT, womens and victims groups. WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Previous articleEvening News, Sport and Obituary Notices on Friday July 26thNext article“New PM must row back on backstop comments” – Taoiseach News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Facebook Google+ Twitter Google+center_img By News Highland – July 26, 2019 WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest New Northern Secretary makes first official visit to Derry Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Homepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Sailors Remember USS Firebolt Crew Members

first_img View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today Sailors Remember USS Firebolt Crew Members Share this article Authorities May 5, 2015 View post tag: crew View post tag: members View post tag: sailorscenter_img View post tag: Remember Sailors Remember USS Firebolt Crew Members During their Operation MANITOU deployment, personnel from Maritime Operations Support Group and Combined Task Force 150 visited the US Navy Patrol Craft USS Firebolt for a tour.This was particularly significant for some of the members of the Australia Navy because of an incident which occurred 11 years ago in the North Arabian Gulf where USS Firebolt and HMAS Stuart were jointly conducting patrol operations. On April 24, 2004, three personnel from Firebolt were killed and four were seriously wounded when the dhow they were investigating blew up as part of a coordinated attack on the Iraqi oil terminals.Stuart was immediately on the scene providing helicopter and medical support to the crew.Touring the ship and seeing the memorials was a stark reminder of the incident for both Chief Petty Officer Giddens and Petty Officer Communication and Information Systems Jimmy Galletly.Petty Officer Galletly said:Back in 2004, it was difficult to grasp the significance of the incident and the legacy that would still exist 11 years later.Having the chance to visit Firebolt and view the memorials on board was a sombre reminder of three US servicemen that gave their lives in the international campaign against terrorismImage: Australian Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: USS Firebolt View post tag: Navylast_img read more

NFU president to discuss Brexit implications at Agribusiness 2018

first_imgNational Farmers’ Union president Meurig Raymond will be among the keynote speakers at the annual event for the UK agrisupply industry, Agribusiness 2018.Taking place at the East of England Showground on 8 November 2017, the event takes the theme of ‘Taking a Lead in Agri-Food Policy post-Brexit’. Raymond will present his views to attendees that agriculture has the most to gain or lose from Brexit negotiations.“Once again, this year’s Agribusiness is the most important conference that is dedicated to the agrisupply and allied industries,” said John Kelley, chief operating officer for Agribusiness 2018.Food and Drink Federation director Ian Wright will also be speaking at the event – discussing the importance of UK food manufacturing and production at a UK and EU level.Raymond recently wrote an open letter to new Defra chief Michael Gove outlining that farmers need certainly that the Government will make Brexit a success for British food and farming.last_img read more

Pacquiao wins welterweight title in TKO victory

first_imgKuala Lumpur, July 15: Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao won a world welterweight champion title here on Sunday, defeating his opponent Lucas Matthysse from Argentina by technical knockout (TKO).The 39-year-old Pacquiao first knocked down Matthysse, the defending World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight champion in the third round, before Matthysse quickly recovered.Pacquiao continued his aggressiveness with the overwhelming support from his Philippine fans, including visiting President Rodrigo Duterte, who watched the match with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed.The 35-year-old Matthysse knelt down in fifth round after taking hits from Pacquiao, and again in seventh round which ended the game which Pacquiao won by TKO.Pacquiao attributed his first knockout in almost a decade to the effective strategy and good training. IANSlast_img read more