Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug) 2009 Presentation

first_imgNation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2009 presentation For more information about Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug)  2009 presentation Company ProfileNation Media Group (NMG) Limited operates as an independent media house in East and Central Africa. Through its subsidiaries, NMG publishes, prints and distributes a variety of newspapers, magazines and online publications as well as manages radio and television broadcasting operations in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. It also provides courier and third-party printing services. Group publications include The EastAfrican, Daily Nation, Sunday Nation, Business Daily Africa, Daily Monitor, The Citizen, NMG Investor Briefing, Taifa Leo and Zuka. NMG owns a 76.5% stake in Monitor Publications Limited and 93.3% stake in KFM, a Kampala-based radio station in Uganda. It owns two television stations; NT Uganda and Spark TV and has a 60% stake in Mwananchi Communications Limited in Tanzania. In 2016, NMG commissioned a state-of-the-art printing press in Nairobi which has capacity to print 86 000 newspapers per hour. Nation Media Group Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Zambeef Products Plc (ZAMB.zm) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgZambeef Products Plc (ZAMB.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Zambeef Products Plc (ZAMB.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambeef Products Plc (ZAMB.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambeef Products Plc (ZAMB.zm)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileZambeef Products Plc, listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange, is the largest vertically integrated food retailing brand in Zambia. The Group is principally involved in the production, processing, distribution and retailing of beef, chicken, pork, milk, dairy products, eggs, stock feed and flour. The Group also has large row cropping operations (principally maize, soya beans and wheat), with approximately 7,971 hectares of row crops under irrigation which are planted twice a year, and a further 8,623 hectares of rainfed/dryland crops available for planting each year.last_img read more

Part 4: Day of reckoning

first_imgTo find out how to upgrade to Windows 10 go to www.windows.com/10. Our proud blogger Kevin Eason finally plays his first game of rugby This is a Rugby World advertorial.In the fourth and final part of the series in conjunction with Windows 10 and written in his own words, Rugby World welcomes #therugbybeginner.WEEK FOURI wake and open one eye. Outside it’s misty and the sun is threatening to break through. As the brain starts to click into gear, I’m hit by a jolt. Today is game day. Within minutes, I’m showered and changed. Sitting with my son at the breakfast table checking my social feeds on my Surface Pro 3, trying to keep my mind off the battering I’ll be taking later.With a kitbag full of more gear than I’d probably ever need, I walked into Westcliff RFC clubhouse to be greeted by a wall of silver; cups, trophies and statuettes of rugby players who’d forged the history of the club stared back at me through the glass trophy cabinet. No pressure, I thought.As I entered the changing room, Westcliff’s home shirts were piled in a heap on the floor. I made straight for the quiet corner of the dressing room, mumbling my hellos to my fellow team-mates. Lucas the vice captain and stand-in captain for today’s game beckoned me over and asked me to pull up the moves he’d showed me at training on the Surface Pro 3 for one last refresher session.Using the Surface Pen, Lucas pulled up Microsoft Edge, found a clip of the All Blacks from the Rugby World Cup final and drew the lines of running and defensive sets he wanted. ‘Gainline’, ‘front-foot ball’, ‘kick-chase’. He was carrying on like I was actually playing. I had to ask him to repeat the line-up when my name was mentioned. Oh lord, I was actually starting. This is really happening!The changing room started to fill up with fellow squad members. With just two training sessions under my belt I was playing ahead of other far better players than me. Was this some kind of wind-up?I joked about starting a game with such little experience, hoping that someone would pat me on the back and say it was just a bit of banter. Sadly, the punchline never came. “This is what rugby’s all about, mate. You’ve got to start somewhere, haven’t you? We’ll look after you.” The boys were so cheerful that it actually gave me some newfound confidence ahead of the game. It instantly made me feel part of the team.Before this I’d played for loads of Sunday league football teams where I’d had to train for months before even coming on as sub.Rugby seemed to have a special camaraderie that I’d not experienced in other sports. I head out to the pitch filled with optimism and healthy dose of pre-match nerves. Okay, I felt sick… Before kick-off we linked arms in a circle and the captain ran over our roles slapping us on the back, geeing us up. Our togetherness turned into passion. The team-talk had done the job. We were ready. I can’t wait for the whistle.With that, we’re off. The centres and fullback constantly shout instructions to help me out with my positioning. I’m learning on the job and soaking it all up. It’s sink or swim. I touch the ball a few times in the first-half, make a few passes and even a few tackles. I’m clattered into the mud on a few occasions but I’m holding my own.After taking on some liquid at the break and catching some breath, we run over some tactics for the second-half with all the replacements shouting their support.Lucas asked me how I felt? “Like a little kid at Christmas.” I replied. He reminded me of what we went through on the Surface Pro 3 and the calls I should be looking out for.The second-half flew by as quickly as the first and despite more touches, I’m disappointed not to get on the score sheet. When the final whistle goes, I’m chuffed. I’d got through my first ever game of rugby without any broken bones! The boys shouted ‘well done, Kev,” and said I hadn’t looked out of place. They were being kind.Sadly, we lost, but leaving the pitch we were clapped and cheered through a tunnel by our rivals, Chelmsford RFC, before we returned the gesture. Minutes earlier we’d been trying to knock each other into next week!Showered and changed, we went into the clubhouse for a beer with the opposition and had a laugh. I was really beginning to take to this strange game. In fact, I wish I’d taken it up years ago!So that’s it. My Windows 10 and Rugby World assignment completed. From complete beginner to rugby devotee in a matter of weeks. All I could say was a thanks to the World Cup, Windows 10, Rugby world and everyone at Westcliff Rugby Club for their patience and kindness.Now to get some rest and prepare for next week’s training with my L-plates off. No regrets. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

‘Good riddance’ to ICE detention in Ohio’s Butler County

first_imgClevelandOhio immigrant rights organizations and attorneys held a virtual press conference May 28 to announce a win: Immigrants will no longer be subjected to the deplorable conditions of detention at the Butler County Jail, in Hamilton. Organizers are demanding Immigration and Customs Enforcement release everyone detained in the jail.Third International Human Rights Day protest outside Butler County Jail, Dec. 10, 2020. Credit: Ohio Immigrant AllianceAbdoulaye Lam and Demba Diawara, who were later deported to Mauritania, gave prerecorded testimony about the abusive treatment they were subjected to in the jail. Prison guards beat them and called them racial slurs. The food served was “horrible.” They were not given clean clothes. There were no hot showers, and the building was unheated in the winter. When they complained of stomach pain, they were not allowed to see a nurse.“This is something I will never, ever forget,” Lam said. Diawara demanded: “Shut down this jail!”Lam and Diawara had spent many years in the U.S. and had small businesses in the community before being arrested and ultimately deported. Their spouses are legal residents, and their children were born here. “My daughter cries every single day,” said Diawara.Speakers credited the “bravery and courage of the people who are inside,” like Lam and Diawara, for sending out letters about jail conditions, which led to a lawsuit. Rather than refraining from subjecting detainees to an inhumane situation, notoriously racist Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones ended the county’s contract with ICE.Lynn Tramonte, representing the Ohio Immigrant Alliance, said, “We say good riddance.” Previously ICE ended its arrangement with the Morrow County Jail, where 100% of those incarcerated had contracted COVID-19 after being denied face masks, soap and implementation of social-distancing measures. Similar victories have been achieved in Georgia and Massachusetts.Immigrant rights activists are collaborating with state abolition groups to fight intolerable county jail conditions, which people incarcerated by the criminal injustice system also face. Justice will not be served if people without documents are merely transferred to other horrible facilities — or if they are deported.“Ohio is not a place where we want to detain immigrants,” said Danya Contractor, with the mutual aid group Ohio Immigrant Visibility. The two remaining county jails in Ohio that contract with ICE are Geauga County in Chardon and Seneca County in Tiffin.Technically, anyone who has been in the U.S. since at least November 2020, and is not deemed to pose a risk to the community, is legally eligible for release. However, immigration attorney Brian Hoffman pointed out that this is nearly impossible to prove before a judge without an attorney. Only 14% of migrants in ICE detention have attorneys, and the percentage is even lower in some states.Abolish ICE! Free them all!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Buffett Says Hunger and Conservation Are Related

first_imgMr. Buffett currently serves on the corporate boards of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., an investment holding company; Lindsay Corporation, a worldwide leader in the manufacturing of agricultural irrigation products; and Sloan Implement, a privately owned distributor of John Deere agricultural equipment. Mr. Buffett has served on the boards of Archer Daniels Midland Company, a leading global food processor; Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., the largest Coca-Cola bottler in the world; and ConAgra Foods, one of North America’s largest food service manufacturers and retail food suppliers. He serves or has served on numerous non profit boards. [audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/02/buffettwrap.mp3|titles=Buffett Says Hunger and Conservation Are Related] By Gary Truitt – Feb 6, 2012 Howard BuffettThe annual Purdue Ag Alumni Fish Fry drew a super bowl sized crowd to the State Fairgrounds on Saturday. The keynote speaker was Howard Buffett, President of the Howard G Buffett Foundation, an organization dedicated to solving hunger and promoting soil conservation.  In his remarks, he chastised farm groups for not making conservation a higher priority and urged the farmers  in attendance to donate the profits from 1 acre of their land to local food banks to help fight hunger. Buffett claimed that farmers were not doing enough to conserve soil and made a strong case for the use of cover crops as a way to hold the soil in place as well as to increase soil fertility and crop production. Buffett Says Hunger and Conservation Are Related He warned farmers that they have to get serious about soil and water conservation or the regulators will mandate changes that may not be good for agriculture. He said the settlement of the Chesapeake Bay case should serve as a wake-up call for Midwestern states.  Buffett said that 41% of all US watersheds drain into the Mississippi River, so those states will be prime targets for those who want to regulate agricultural production, “Farmers need to get better educated and quickly.  They will need to change the way they do some things.”  He urged farmers to be proactive and be part of the solution so that it will be something that is good for agriculture, “Otherwise we could lose the ability to use productive tools on our land.”  Buffett praised the work that Purdue is doing to give growers the tools they need to increase productivity and protect natural resources. SHARE Facebook Twitter About Howard Buffett center_img Howard G. Buffett grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, and has been active in business, politics, philanthropy, agriculture, conservation and photography. He currently spends the majority of his time managing the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, a private philanthropic foundation. Mr. Buffett operates a 1,240-acre (502 ha) family farm in central Illinois, manages a 400-acre (162 ha) family-owned farm in eastern Nebraska, and oversees two foundation-operated research farms: 1,300 (526 ha) acres in Illinois and 9,200 acres (3,723 ha) in South Africa. Mr. Buffett has served in a number of public positions. In 1989, he was elected to the Douglas County Board of Commissioners in Nebraska, he has served on two Office of the United States Trade Representative committees, and as Chairman of the Nebraska Ethanol Authority and Development Board. Mr. Buffett also has served in senior executive positions at Archer Daniels Midland Company and the GSI Group. Audio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/hoosieragtoday/p/www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/02/buffettwrap.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS SHARE After his remarks, he told HAT the real solution to hunger is giving people the resources to feed themselves, “In the end, it s about jobs and having an economy that will allow individuals to support themselves; I mean you can’t give away anything forever.”  But, in the mean time, he said finding the federal funds to support the food stamp program and conservation programs is a must. He admitted that, ironically, increases in funding for food programs have come at the expense of funding for conservation programs. Buffett admitted finding support for both these program areas in Washington is difficult, “I have never seen the political landscape so polarized in my lifetime.” He said investing in conservation is investing in the future and that is hard as well in Washington these days, “We have to grow up and get over some of this stuff and figure out how we are going to fund the important things that government should fund.” He says two of those things include taking care of the less fortunate in our society and insuring agricultural production well into the future. Home News Feed Buffett Says Hunger and Conservation Are Related Facebook Twitter Previous articleEPA Questioned by Cattlemen on CAFO Reporting RuleNext articleBiodiesel Awards Presented Gary Truittlast_img read more

Economist Predicts Millennials Will Greatly Increase Presence in Home Market in 2015

first_img About Author: Tory Barringer The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tory Barringer began his journalism career in early 2011, working as a writer for the University of Texas at Arlington’s student newspaper before joining the DS News team in 2012. In addition to contributing to DSNews.com, he is also the online editor for DS News’ sister publication, MReport, which focuses on mortgage banking news. December 2, 2014 1,102 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: First-Time Homebuyers Forecast Home Values Housing Affordability Millennials Zillow Home / Daily Dose / Economist Predicts Millennials Will Greatly Increase Presence in Home Market in 2015 Subscribe Related Articles  Print This Postcenter_img Previous: Consumer Sentiment Rises for Fourth Straight Month Next: October Sales, Prices for Existing Homes Top 10-Year Average Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago First-Time Homebuyers Forecast Home Values Housing Affordability Millennials Zillow 2014-12-02 Tory Barringer Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News While millennials so far have yet to find their place in the housing market, the stage is set for younger Americans to become the driving force in the residential sector in 2015, according to a forecast from Zillow.In his 2015 outlook, Zillow’s chief economist, Dr. Stan Humphries, predicts millennials will take on a much greater presence in the housing market, overtaking generation X as the largest group of homebuyers.”Roughly 42 percent of millennials say they want to buy a home in the next one to five years, compared to just 31 percent of generation X,” Humphries said. “The lack of home-buying activity from millennials thus far is decidedly not because this generation isn’t interested in homeownership, but instead because younger Americans have been delaying getting married and having children, two key drivers in the decision to buy that first home. As this generation matures, they will become a home-buying force to be reckoned with.”Analyzing current and expected trends, Humphries says a growing number of generation Y renters will be motivated to make their first purchase as rental costs rise an average 3.5 percent annually and home value growth slows to a yearly rate of 2.5 percent.”As renters’ costs keep going up, I expect the allure of fixed mortgage payments and a more stable housing market will entice many more otherwise content renters into the housing market,” he said.At the same time, he expects homebuilders will take a cue from this year’s underwhelming new home sales figures and make a switch to build cheaper homes to narrow the price gap and make their stock more attractive.”In recent years, home builders seem to have made a conscious decision to sell fewer, more expensive homes instead of more, cheaper homes,” he said. “In 2015, that will change, especially as demand moves toward the lower end of the market as millennials begin buying en masse.”While those factors will work in the favor of first-time homebuyers, Zillow also expects the housing market as a whole will shift more to the advantage of buyers, who have struggled throughout the recovery in what has largely been a seller’s market: low inventory, tight credit, and intense competition from investors and all-cash buyers.Humphries says the tables will turn in 2015 as more inventory comes to the market, giving buyers more negotiating power and putting pressure on sellers to compromise.”This more balanced market will be smoother sailing for everyone, both for buyers in search of a competitive advantage, and for sellers who turn around and become buyers themselves,” he said.Based on local income patterns, home prices, and affordable housing stock, Zillow predicts 2015’s best markets for first-time buyers—especially those in the millennial age range—will be Pittsburgh; Las Vegas; Chicago; Atlanta; and Hartford, Connecticut. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Economist Predicts Millennials Will Greatly Increase Presence in Home Market in 2015 Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

SC/ST Act: Allahabad HC Issues Directions Regarding Timely Service Of Notice Of Bail Pleas To Victim & Placing Of Same Before Court

News UpdatesSC/ST Act: Allahabad HC Issues Directions Regarding Timely Service Of Notice Of Bail Pleas To Victim & Placing Of Same Before Court Sparsh Upadhyay12 Jan 2021 8:29 AMShare This – xWhile hearing the concerns of parties that certain anomalies in the practices of hearing of bail applications/bail appeals under ‘The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989’, the Allahabad High Court on Monday (11th January) issued certain directions regarding placing of bail application/bail appeal under the Act before the Court and timely delivery…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginWhile hearing the concerns of parties that certain anomalies in the practices of hearing of bail applications/bail appeals under ‘The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989’, the Allahabad High Court on Monday (11th January) issued certain directions regarding placing of bail application/bail appeal under the Act before the Court and timely delivery of notice to victim. The Bench of Justice Ajay Bhanot noted that Bail applications should be processed expeditiously and placed before the court for hearing in a reasonable and definite time frame.Maturation of a bail application It may be noted that the process of maturation of a bail application before it is placed before the Court, is contained in Rule 18 of Chapter 18 of the Allahabad High Court Rules. However, later on necessary amendments were made to Rule 18 of the Allahabad High Court Rules, reducing the period of notice of bail from ten days to two days. [In this regard, the Court specifically appreciated the efforts put in by Advocate Haider Rizvi, to reform the bail procedures in this Court, and make them consistent with Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution of India. Due to his efforts, the period of notice was reduced from 10 days to 2 days.] Relevant provisions of the SC & ST Act Now, it is important to note that under the SC & ST Act, rights of victim and witnesses and provisions for grant of bail have got special attention in Section 15 of the Act. Section 15 (A) (3) and (5) are reproduced hereunder: “(3) A victim or his dependent shall have the right to reasonable, accurate, and timely notice of any Court proceeding including any bail proceeding and the Special Public Prosecutor or the State Government shall inform the victim about any proceedings under this Act.” “(5) A victim or his dependent shall be entitled to be heard at any proceeding under this Act in respect of bail, discharge, release, parole, conviction or sentence of an accused or any connected proceedings or arguments and file written submission on conviction, acquittal or sentencing.” [NOTE: Section 15(5) of the Act is a stage subsequent to Section 15 (3) of the Act. Section 15 (5) comes into play only where the victim exercises his/her right to be heard, when the bail is placed before the Court after its period of maturation.] It may be noted that as per Section 15 (A) (3), the State Government or Special Public Prosecutor is nominated as the sole agency with the exclusive statutory duty to inform the victim about the bail proceedings. Also, the phrase “reasonable, accurate and timely notice to the victim” used under Section 15(3) of the Act denotes that the victim has to be given adequate time to prepare his/her defence, prior to placing of the matter before the Court Now, in this backdrop, the Court remarked, “Direct responsibility for service of bail notice upon the victim under the Act is upon the State. The Act does not contemplate sending of bail notice to the victim by the Court.” Importantly, the Court further observed “Failure to serve notice of bail upon the victim, is failure of the State to perform its statutory function. The accused cannot be visited with penal consequences for the default of the State. The erring officials have to be proceeded against as per law.” The Court also said that placement of the bail application/bail appeal before the court cannot be deferred for non-service of notice after the expiry of the time line stipulated below. Further, the Court directed that the bail application/bail appeal under the Act be placed before the Court in strict adherence to the following time line and procedure: The notice of the bail application/ bail appeal under the Act shall be served upon the Government Advocate before 12:00 PM of any working day. The State Government shall ensure that service of notice of the bail application/ bail appeal is effected upon the victim not later than 96 hours after the receipt of the said notice.The victim will be entitled to 72 hours after the receipt of notice of bail. Save in exceptional circumstances which are accepted by the Court, the bail application/ bail appeal under the Act shall be placed before the Court immediately after the expiry of 168 hours/7 days from the time of service of notice of bail application/bail appeal upon the Government Advocate as aforesaid. The report of the service of notice of bail application/ bail appeal shall be submitted by the State authority before the court showing due compliance of the provisions of Section 15(3) of the Act. In case the counsel for the applicant does not move the bail application/bail appeal as per the current procedure to enable it to be placed before the Court 7 days after the initial service of notice, this procedure shall be followed. The applicant or his/ her counsel shall give 96 hours of notice to the Government Advocate as to the exact date on which such application is intended to be moved. The State shall thereafter cause such notice to be served again upon the victim so as to enable him to have “accurate, notice of the proposed bail application”. During this period of 7 days notice of the bail application under the Act, the police authorities shall ensure that appropriate instructions are available with the Government Advocates to assist the Court at the hearing of the bail application/bail appeal. The S.S.P/ D.C.P/S.P. (in districts where there is no post of S.S.P) of the concerned district shall be the nodal officer, who shall supervise the staff charged with the duty of actually serving the notice upon the victim and to provide instructions and relevant material to the Government Advocate on the bail application. In case, there is default on part of such official, the S.S.P./ D.C.P/ S.P. of the concerned district shall take immediate action in accordance with law against such erring official. The process of law cannot move at a bullock cart pace in the age of information technology. Institutions have to upgrade with the latest technological developments. Fruits of technology have to be put in the service of the people Accordingly, the State Government is directed to ensure that requisite infrastructure and trained personnel in the High Court (Office of Government Advocate), as well as in police stations are available to process the traffic of notices by e-mail. The bail application/ bail appeal may be served upon the Government Advocate by e-mail. In case the notice is fully accurate and contains all the relevant annexures, the said service by e-mail shall be sufficient service upon the State. In the event of service of notice of bail application/bail appeal upon Government Advocate by e-mail, the time limit for effecting service of the said notice by the State upon the victim shall be 72 hours and 27 not 96 hours. The bail application in such cases shall be placed before the Court in 144 hours/6 days. The option of e-filing of notice of bail applications/ bail appeals under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, shall be made effective w.e.f. 01.05.2021. Further, the Court directed the Director General of Police to create a State Level Committee headed by Officer not below than the rank of Additional Director General of Police. The committee has been directed to review the working and implementation of the above said directions, streamline procedures, study the possibility of further reducing the time period of notice of bail appeals/bail applications upon the victims, and also examine the action taken against the concerned officials for violating the directions. The Committee has been directed to submit its report on annual basis before the State Government and make appropriate recommendations.Case title – Ajeet Chaudhary v. State of U.P. and Another [Criminal Misc. Bail Application No. – 45784 of 2020]Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Story read more

Danielle McLaughlin’s mother hopeful after meeting with Taoiseach

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Danielle McLaughlin’s mother hopeful after meeting with Taoiseach By News Highland – September 12, 2018 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest Facebook Previous articleUpdate: Road at Burt reopens following crashNext articleEU President says Brexit threatens North, not EU News Highland The mother of the late Danielle McLaughlin is hopeful that more supports will be made available to families in similar tragic circumstances after a private meeting with the Taoiseach.Andrea Brannigan and her daughter met with Leo Varadkar yesterday and it’s understood that a number of recommendations where made including the appointment of family liaison officers and the monitoring of overseas trials by diplomatic staff.The meeting was arranged after a controversial letter was sent to Ms. Brannigan from the Taoiseach’s office refusing a request for an initial meeting based on the assumption that Danielle was not an Irish citizen.Ms Brannigan spoke on the Nine Til Noon Show this morning:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/01andrea.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Google+center_img Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

People urged to avail of walk-in Covid test centre in Milford

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty People are being urged to avail of the walk-in Covid test centre at Milford Mart.The centre was established as part of an enhanced response by the HSE to Covid-19 in Donegal but so far there has been a slow uptake of the testing centre.Anyone who is asymptomatic but thinks they may have been exposed to the virus and lives within a 25km radius of Milford Mart can get tested at the centre up until tomorrow.Centre Manager is Judith McGlynn:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/jmcglynn1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter By News Highland – May 6, 2021 Pinterest Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews People urged to avail of walk-in Covid test centre in Milfordcenter_img Facebook Previous articleArchitects appointed to progress Killybegs regeneration projectNext articleTwo more walk-in Covid test centres to open in Donegal News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 last_img read more

‘Spoon Lady’ concert sold out at WPA Theater

first_img Amanda Smothers was the first person to reserve tickets for the Chris Rodrigues and Abby the Spoon Lady concert and she has been looking forward to the concert since that very day.“I first heard about Abby the Spoon Lady and Chris Rodrigues when someone shared a youtube video of them playing together,” Smothers said. “The video went viral on social media and, from my understanding, has just blown up their following. I had never seen anyone playing spoons but had heard stories before. When I think of someone playing the spoons, I imagine life long before my time, when people made music with whatever they had on hand at the time. Curiosity draws people in. “Abby Roach has got this amazing technique and rhythm that involves so much movement and expression. And Chris plays a resonator guitar, sings and writes so many of their songs. Their sound is unique and something you won’t see anywhere else. The entire act is like watching art come alive in front of you. I’m so excited to see and hear them play.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article Michael Reno Harrell, popular storyteller at the annual Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival, said he had the pleasure of interviewing Abby Roach and Chris Rodrigues at the National Storytelling Festival in October and what a pleasure it was.“These two performers are as unique and entertaining an act as anyone could wish to see and a freight train load of rhythm and fun,” Harrell said. “Y’all will have fun.” Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Excavator wrecks power lines, shuts down U.S. Highway 231 U.S. Highway 231 was completely shut down for an hour Thursday morning after an excavator hit a power pole, bringing… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell ‘Spoon Lady’ concert sold out at WPA Theater Sponsored Content Email the author Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel The Chris Rodrigues and Abby the Spoon Lady concert at the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge on Friday night, April 12 is sold out.Cathie Steed, ticket chair for the sponsoring Brundidge Historical Society,” said  ticket sales were brisk and came from all around the Wiregrass and beyond.“Another performance by the duo was not possible because of scheduling,” Steed said. “We are fortunate to have Chris Rodrigues and Abby the Spoon Lady in Brundidge if only for one night. The We Piddle Around Theater is a folk life theater and home of Alabama’s Official Folk Life Play, ‘Come Home, It’s Suppertime.’ We are always looking for more and different ways to celebrate the arts, especially the folk arts. Playing the spoons is an old-time art and no one plays the spoons like Abby Roach. Chris Rodrigues plays the harmonica and a lap full of acoustic instruments. We are looking forward to a great night of supper, stories, songs and spoons. Published 8:30 pm Friday, April 5, 2019last_img read more