New centre for asylum seekers expected to open in North West

first_img Google+ WhatsApp Google+ By News Highland – October 16, 2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme New centre for asylum seekers expected to open in North West Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsAppcenter_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications A new centre for asylum seekers is expected to open in Co. Leitrim in the next few weeks.It’ll see 20 three and four bed apartments made available to families in Ballinamore.In a statement, the Department of Justice confirmed it’s working to secure new accommodation, but it hasn’t confirmed locations.Sligo/Leitrim TD Martin Kenny says the new development is welcome:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous article‘Debating schemes does not put bread on the table’ – McConalogueNext article23 people awaiting in-patients beds at LUH News Highland Twitter Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows last_img read more

Team Nigeria Back from Special Olympics with 63 Medals

first_imgAt the World Summer Games, athletes from over 190 countries including Nigeria participated in Athletics, Badminton, Unified Basketball, Cycling, Unified Football, Swimming, Table Tennis and Unified Volleyball.Chairman of Special Olympics Nigeria, Gbolade Osibodu expressed his happiness with the performance of the team.“I am proud to inform you that we returned home with 63 medals, 32 gold, 21 silver, and 10 bronze medals.These numbers may sound odd but in Special Olympics we celebrate individual athletes and not the event.Therefore, the medals are not counted as per sport but as per athletes,” he noted.Osibodu said he was very grateful to the coaches, caregivers and the medical personnel for their dedication and hard work.He also extended his appreciation to all the sponsors of SONigeria like, Union Bank of Nigeria PLC, Leadway Assurance Company Limited, Globacom Limited and others for making the game a reality for the athletes with intellectual disability.“Parents should involve their children and encourage them to participate in Special Olympic Games ahead of upcoming competition locally and internationally,” Osibodu concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Okpuzor EzekielSpecial Olympics Nigeria (SON) athletes returned victorious from the 2019 World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi with 63 medals.At a welcome reception held in their honour on Tuesday in Lagoa, the athletes and officials were celebrated for being resilient, tenacious and exhibiting good sportsmanship. Team Nigeria cricketers celebrates a wicketlast_img read more

Ohio Producer Tests “Double Crop Corn”

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest When Windy Way Farms in Stark County was approached about growing a short season corn crop after their barley harvest, they thought their Pioneer Seeds and DEKALB Asgrow Seed dealers were joking. But after hearing about the possibilities it may bring to the overall operation, Ben Klick thought it would be worth a shot. How did things end up for the 75 day Pioneer and 77 day DEKALB corn? The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins finds out as harvest of those fields began, just outside of Massillon, Ohio on October 22nd, 2018last_img read more

Cavaliers moving Love to center, Thompson to reserve role

first_img“With Jae starting at the four, LeBron’s able to roam freely on the defensive end,” Lue said. “Jae will take the toughest matchup between the 3s and the 4s and LeBron will be able to roam and kind of quarterback our defense. Being that back line defense, talking, communicating, and also being able to pick off passes when guys are throwing bad passes. I like LeBron in that role because he’s great at being the help guy, being in the right spots at the right places, so I think it will be good for us.”For now, James is sidelined with a sprained left ankle sustained last week in practice. Lue said the three-time champion will not play in Wednesday night’s exhibition opener against Atlanta. James’ injury is not believed to be serious, and the Cavs will make sure he’s full healed before he plays.Lue said he expects James on the court at some point in the preseason. Cleveland opens the regular season on Oct. 17 against Irving and the Celtics. Lue has experimented with Love at center during training camp and believes the new-look lineup will create matchup problems for opposing centers as well as open the floor for LeBron James, Derrick Rose and others.“He’s a great passer,” Lue said of Love. “Fives (centers) have to get out and try to guard him on the pick and roll with LeBron and D-Rose and those guys making plays, so it’s going to be tough for those guys. We liked it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCenter Tristan Thompson will come off the bench, and newly acquired forward Jae Crowder will take Love’s former spot, Lue said. Crowder, acquired this summer in the Kyrie Irving trade, is a strong defender.Lue said he spoke to Thompson about the switch and “it was great.” Thompson started all 78 games at center for Cleveland last season. In 2016, he made just 33 starts and the Cavs went on to win the NBA title. Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrates his basket in the first quarter against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center on January 6, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Elsa/Getty Images/AFPCLEVELAND— Cavaliers All-Star Kevin Love is being moved after all — from forward to center.Love, who has been the subject of trade speculation for three years in Cleveland, will be the club’s new starting center, coach Tyronn Lue announced Monday night after the team played an intra-squad scrimmage at Quicken Loans Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nadal credits passion and overcoming injuries for success Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “I told him I’m one guy you don’t have to worry about,” Thompson said. “I’m a team-first guy. I understand that at the end of the day it’s about winning and if you win, we all look good — whether you come off the bench or you start. And it’s not about who starts the game, it’s about who is in the game in the fourth and who is finishing it. So, I’m not worried. The last time I came off the bench, if history repeats itself, we had a parade in June. So, I’ll take it.“I’m going to go for Sixth Man of the Year, put myself in position to do that.”Lue has more options this season after Cleveland’s roster was overhauled with Irving being traded to Boston and the additions of Rose, Crowder, Dwyane Wade, Isaiah Thomas and Jeff Green.Wade will likely be Cleveland’s backup point guard until Thomas recovers from a hip injury, but Lue said he hasn’t committed to that idea just yet.As for Crowder, Lue said his defensive presence will free up James.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Philippines sets new gold medal record in Arafura Games

first_imgDuterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Philippine delegation in the Arafura Games. Photo from Team Phil – Arafura Games Facebook.MANILA, Philippines–The Philippine delegation collected 10 more gold medals Monday to eclipse its golden haul in the previous edition of the Arafura Games.The Filipino athletes now have 28 gold medals after the third day of competitions which is one more than the last time the games were held eight years ago.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH PLAY LIST 05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:48Trump awards Penske Presidential Medal02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PBA D-League: Diliman College-Gerry’s routs Wangs to stay in playoff hunt Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The latest to banner the country’s campaign were swimmers Zoe Marie Hilario, Ivo Nikolai Enot, John Paul Elises, Samuel Alcos and Yarra’s Ray Martin John Martin, who all took home gold medals in record-setting fashion.Hilario, actually, bagged two golds highlighted by her record finish in the 15 to 16-year-old 200m backstroke where she clocked two minutes and 30.63 seconds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsIn athletics, Romel Bautista won the men’s 400m hurdles, while the men’s and women’s 4x400m relay captured the gold.Boxing starts Wednesday at Darwin Convention Centre where Ariel Lampacan will also compete in Muay while the basketball team goes up against New Caledonia at Marrara Indoor Stadium.last_img read more


first_imgThe State of Origin Touch Football Series played between Queensland and New South Wales in August 2006 at the Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association’s Whites Hill Sporting Complex is now available for you to own on DVD by ordering on-line on the Touch Football Australia web site.Recapture all the fast and furious action from a memorable Origin Series between the sport’s traditional rivals as the Blues and Maroons go head to head for Origin supremacy in the toughest test of minds and bodies at domestic level the sport has to offer.  The DVD contains action from the Men’s Open (Game 2) and Women’s Open (Game 3) clashes in the three game series.  Many of Australia’s leading Federation of International Touch 2007 World Cup stars are on show for their respective States in the DVD displaying the skill level, athleticism, and dexterity required to excel in the cauldron that is State of Origin Touch Football. The elevated octane level of a high stakes Men’s Open clash sees interstate rivalry bubbling to the surface in early exchanges, before the combatants get down to treating fans to a brilliant display of Touch Football at its very best.  Current Australian Men’s Captain Gavin Shuker, the man with the magic feet Drummayne Dayberg Muir, and speed machine Ben Robinson lead the Queensland Men’s charge against the Gary Sonda captained Blues combination featuring Australian Open Men’s Vice-Captain Jason Stanton, and the precision passing game of Daniel Rushworth. The New South Wales Women’s team featuring 9 current Australian World Cup players, including Blues skipper Melissa Pitfield, ‘wonder twins’ Kristy and Amanda Judd, and Player of the Series Louise ‘Squeeze’ Winchester, take on a Queensland outfit led by Australian Women’s Open Captain Sharyn Williams, ball playing sisters Peta and Hayley Rogerson, and speed merchant Roxy “Rocket’ Winder. The games are shown in the exact format that was featured on Pay Television giant Fox Tel’s Fox Sports channels over recent months. The cost of the State of Origin DVD is $ 25 including GST, plus postage. Stocks are limited, so to relive all the magic of origin ’06, and avoid disappointment, order your copy on-line through Touch Football Australia today.To order your copy please click here  and go to Technical Resources.last_img read more

Cobras Take Out The Women’s Open Title In A Thriller

first_imgBoth teams were reduced to four players before the Cobras’ Charlotte Caslick scored in the corner to take the 6-5 win. The Swans started off the game in impressive fashion, scoring in the fourth minute through Brittany Spencer in the corner to take an early 1-0 lead. The Swans were in again at the midway mark of the first half, when a great ball from co-captain Emilee Cherry saw Shanae Ciesiolka score to give her side a 2-0 lead. The Cobras made their first mark on the scoreboard with five minutes remaining when Stevie Lee Thompson scored off the back of some good phase play to take her team within one touchdown.This sparked the start of an impressive array of attack by both teams, with the Swans hitting back in the next set when Ashleigh Kearney dived over to take her team’s lead back to two. The Cobras were back within one touchdown in the next set of six, when Rachel Noble scored and when a great wrap around play by Caslick and Kelly Woods resulted in a touchdown to Sharon Martin, the Cobras had levelled the game up, going into the half-time break with the score locked up at 3-all. The Cobras took the lead for the first time in the match in their first set following the break, when a long ball from captain Mary Steele saw Kathryn Stevens score in the corner to take a 4-3 lead. It took over 10 minutes for either side to convert their opportunities on the scoreboard following Stevens’ touchdown, with both teams’ defence holding strong. In the 15th minute the Swans hit back, with Gemma Etheridge scoring to level the game up at 4-all with five minutes remaining. Twin sister Nikki Etheridge was the next to score for the Swans and took the lead back for her side when she scored with two minutes remaining. But the Cobras weren’t done, with Charlotte Caslick setting up Anna Hicks to score in the next set and bring the score back to 5-all. Both sides were unable to score that elusive touchdown in the final minutes of the game, forcing the game into a drop-off. The Swans tapped off for the start of the drop-off but were unable to score in their opening set of six, while the Cobras failed to score on their return set. Two minutes passed and teams were reduced to four players each before a pass from Steele found Caslick who was able to score in the corner to take the win and title 5-4. The Cobras’ Kirsty Quince was rewarded for her strong performance in the final, being named Player of the Final while Victorian captain was named Player of the Series for her efforts in helping her side make the semi finals of the Women’s Open division for the first time in the history of the event.   To view the highlights of the game, please click on the link below: read more

8 days ago​Man Utd coach Solskjaer: Wan-Bissaka, Martial in contention for Liverpool

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Man Utd coach Solskjaer: Wan-Bissaka, Martial in contention for Liverpoolby Ansser Sadiq8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits that Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Anthony Martial could be back for their game on Sunday.The Red Devils are facing off against Liverpool at Old Trafford in the Premier League.It is a key game for United and Solskjaer, with the latter in danger of losing his job if the team suffers a humiliating defeat.And he spoke about how Martial and Wan-Bissaka could play some part in the game after recovering from their respective injuries.Solskjaer told Sky Sports: “I can’t tell you 100 per cent [who] is going to be fit as something might happen. “But hopefully Aaron and Anthony will last through the training this week and be available for selection. “If it’s for half a game or 30 minutes, I don’t know, but let’s see where they’re at.” last_img read more

Microsoft paying 75 billion for GitHub

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Microsoft says it’s paying $7.5 billion in stock for the popular coder hangout GitHub.GitHub is a platform where software developers can go to host and review each other’s code.The San Francisco startup was founded in 2008 and has grown sharply since announcing its first outside investment in 2012. It now counts about 27 million software developers around the world who use its platform to share code and build businesses. It’s free to use GitHub for open-source projects, but some developers and businesses pay a monthly fee to access private code repositories and other services.Microsoft said Monday it expects the deal to close by year-end.last_img read more