first_img Facebook PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Facebook News Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released WhatsApp Google+center_img Pinterest By News Highland – October 10, 2014 Previous articleOwner of high end cars in Co Donegal urged to be vigilantNext articleYoung people urged to be aware of their mental health today News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Health Service Executive has urged people in Donegal in at-risk groups to get vaccinated against the flu.Those in the at-risk groups include everyone aged 65 and over; residents of nursing homes and other long stay facilities; pregnant women and anyone over six months of age.Also anyone with a long term illness requiring regular medical follow-up such as chronic lung disease, chronic heart disease, diabetes or those with lower immunity due to disease or treatment should also get the vaccine.Dr Louise Doherty has this advise for anyone looking to get the vaccine:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Twitter People at risk in Co Donegal urged to get flu vaccine HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers last_img read more

first_imgObservations of recent volcanic eruptions in Iceland and detailed studies of sub-glacially erupted deposits and the interaction of lava and pyroclastic flows with snow and ice have provided important new data that should lead to significant advances in the understanding of volcano/ice interaction on Earth and Mars. A conference on this subject, the first of its kind, recently brought together geologists, geophysicists, glaciologists, and planetary scientists studying various aspects of volcano-ice interaction.last_img

first_imgPresident Barack Obama arrives in Cuba on Sunday for a historic three-day visit — the first sitting U.S. president to travel there in nearly 90 years. The trip marks a major step toward normalizing diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, which were severed in 1961 during the Cold War era, after Fidel Castro took power and established the first communist regime in the Western Hemisphere.The visit, a mix of politics and culture, will include a bilateral meeting with Cuban President Raúl Castro, Fidel’s brother, at the Palace of the Revolution, a baseball game, interviews with entrepreneurs and citizens, and a speech by Obama to the Cuban people. First lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha are accompanying Obama.The journey, Harvard scholars say, represents the culmination of Obama’s efforts to re-establish ties with Cuba that began in late 2014 when he announced his commitment to chart a “new course” for U.S.-Cuban relations. As part of this process, he ordered the reopening of the American embassy in Havana, ruled in favor of easing travel and fiscal restrictions, and allowed more daily flights.In interviews, Harvard analysts praised Obama for charting a fresh beginning in U.S.-Cuban relations and called his endeavors to restore normality long overdue, but they also expressed concern about the real impact of the shift on the everyday lives of Cubans.For Kirsten Weld, assistant professor of history, the trip is a recognition of the failure of the U.S. policy of economic sanctions against Cuba, a policy that has remained in place for more than 50 years.“It’s an acknowledgment that the past half-century of punitive, coercive U.S. policy toward Cuba, having failed to produce the regime change U.S. policymakers have so long desired, is futile and obsolete,” said Weld via email.Weld worries that the shift in strategy in U.S. policy from isolation to engagement is a demonstration that the United States continues to try to exert a disproportionate influence over domestic Cuban affairs, and wonders about its legacy locally.“It remains uncertain,” she said. “The economic embargo, for example, remains solidly in place, and until it is lifted, daily life for Cubans will continue to be inordinately difficult.”Merilee Grindle, Edward S. Mason Professor of International Development Emerita, Harvard Kennedy School, said Obama’s visit serves as a “symbolic closure of an unfortunate legacy of the Cold War.”The trip is more than symbolic for Jorge Domínguez, Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico in the Department of Government, chair of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, and a member of the executive committee of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.“The president has practical objectives in mind,” said Domínguez. “One of the topics I’d imagine Obama will address in his meeting with Castro is the significant influence that Cuba has on Venezuela, Ecuador, and Bolivia, because what Cuba will or will not use its influence for matters to the United States.”The trip is also imbued with a sense of urgency, said Domínguez, because Obama is in the last months of his administration, and with the U.S. presidential elections in some turmoil, Obama likely feels pressed to make sure his legacy lives on.“I think he also wants to say to Raúl Castro, eye to eye, ‘Look, I just have until next January to try to make sure that changes get enacted and consolidated. We cannot foresee who is the next president of the United States, and if we act now, we may be able to make these changes irreversible,’ ” said Domínguez.Still, Obama’s trip is filled with rich symbolism for Cubans and Americans, he said. For Cubans, it will send a message that it’s up to Cubans to put pressure on their government to make more changes. As of now, the U.S. government has initiated many policy shifts, and Cuba has passively accepted them. A recent example is the restoration of direct mail between the two nations.For Americans, the implication is that there is no turning back from increased ties.“The message is that this train has left the station,” Domínguez said, “and whoever is the next president of the United States should run with it.”The re-establishment of diplomatic relations will bring benefits to both countries, said Brian Farrell, director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, professor of biology, and curator of entomology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology.“It will be a mutually enriching exchange,” Farrell said. “We have so much to learn from Cuba in science, the medical area, and health care.”But the greatest benefit will be in people-to-people exchange, he said.“Cubans and Americans have been estranged family members,” Farrell said. “This is an extraordinary moment to be able to get to know each other, in the same way our neighbors, Canada and Mexico, have been doing it. Canadians, Mexicans, and Europeans have had uninterrupted access and exchange with Cubans. It’s going to be a great reunion.”Harvard undergraduates recently visited Cuba through the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies study abroad program.last_img read more

first_imgA new coronavirus testing site will be coming to southern Palm Beach County by early next week, according to Boca Raton Councilman Andy Thomson.Thomson told WPTV NewsChannel 5 on Thursday that Palm Beach County’s second testing location will be at the South County Civic Center on Jog Road.People will be able to start making appointments on Monday, State Rep. Emily Slosberg, D-Boca Raton said.Palm Beach County currently has over 500 confirmed coronavirus cases and the most coronavirus deaths.Palm Beach County leads Florida in number of coronavirus deathslast_img

first_img Latest Posts EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 SURRY — Norma Preston remembers the first National Football League game she ever attended nearly six decades ago.The 17-year-old high school cheerleader sat with her father among mostly empty seats at Fenway Park. Players clad in Kelly green and gold jerseys comprised the little-known pro football team that preceded the New England Patriots. They were called the Boston Yanks.The Massachusetts native married and moved around the country 13 times for her husband’s career. With every new city, Preston adopted each local NFL team as her own.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textNow, at age 86, the mother of four and grandmother of 13 spends her Sundays in her Surry home flipping between football games. A devoted Patriots fan and a Fantasy Football expert, Preston defies stereotypes deeply rooted in sports culture regarding women and football.“I don’t know how many women older than me are playing Fantasy Football,” Preston muses. “I don’t think many women have a history like mine.”She reminisces about the era in which she grew up. Women donned stylish gloves year-round, men sported felt hats in the winter, and football players wore hard leather helmets lacking face masks.Arbitrary rules dictated fashion, and traditional ideology perpetuated gender roles, even in sports.“I came from a generation where I didn’t know many women interested in football,” Preston says. “I’d say I’ve always been a little unique.”Preston’s fascination with the sport began as a senior at Peabody High School in Peabody, Mass.She marched onto the field as head cheerleader before football games, leading her squad and the band onto their home turf encased in packed bleachers.The Peabody Tanners won the Class A State Football Championship that year. As a reward, the city funded a weekend trip to New York City for the players, band and cheerleaders, including Preston.“I was hooked on that team,” she says.And she forever remained hooked on the sport.Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print. Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all)center_img Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Biolast_img read more

first_imgMario Balotelli scored a brace as Monaco’s record 16-match winning streak in Ligue 1 was ended with a 4-0 thumping by Nice at the Allianz Riviera saturday.Balotelli’s early penalty put Nice ahead, before Alassane Plea made it two in the 18th minute.Monaco tried to apply some pressure early in the second period, but Balotelli completed a brace to put the game beyond the reach of the reigning French champions and teenage substitute Ignatius Ganago finished the rout to leave the visitors shell-shocked.The loss could prove costly for Monaco, as they slipped three points behind early leaders Paris Saint-Germain after their first match since teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe left for the capital club. On Friday, Mbappe scored on his debut as PSG made it five straight wins to kick off the new season with a 5-1 thrashing of 10-man Metz.Edinson Cavani’s double took him to seven league goals for the season, while world record signing Neymar also got on the scoresheet.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgThe second round of the First Capital plus Premier League commences this weekend after a month’s break.Seven out of eight matches will be honored on matchday 16 with the Hearts of Oak vs Ashantigold match postponed due to the Phobians continental engagement.The gamesWa All Stars vs WAFA – Wa ParkInter- Allies vs Berekum Chelsea – TemaBA United vs Medeama SC – Sunyani Sekondi Hasaacas vs Bechem United – EssipongAduana Stars vs Liberty Professional – DormaHeart of Lions vs Asante Kotoko – KpandoNew Edubiase vs Great Olympics – ObuasiThe top liner of this matchday is the game at Kpando between Hearts of Lions and Kumasi Asante Kotoko where the Kpando side will be looking to avenge their 4-0 drabbing at the hands of Kotoko in Kumasi. Kotoko have been unbeaten in the last eight games in the league after suffering defeat on match day seven to Ashantigold. Five of the last eight games have been under newly appointed coach David Duncan which has left the Porcupines in fifth place, seven points behind leaders Ashantigold.Hearts of Lions have been impressive at home themselves staying unbeaten in all their seven games at home in the first round winning four and drawing three.In other fixtures:WAFA will travel to Wa to play as guests of W.A All Stars. The corresponding fixture ended 0-0. Both teams will have to do without a couple of players who are on international duty with the Black Satellites. Samuel Tetteh from WAFA and Joseph Adjei and Kofi Yeboah from Wa All Stars. Inter Allies who are without Joseph Aidoo, Patrick Kpozo and Prosper Kasim will play as hosts to Berekum Chelsea at the Tema Sports Stadium desperate to pick the three points after losing 2-1 away to the Sunyani based side.Medeama, buoyed by their eleven goal hitman, Nathaniel Asamoah (pictured) travel to Sunyani to face bottom side B.A United who have recorded victories in their last two home games.The Sunyani side are five points from safety and as a result every point will be priceless for their premier league survival.12th placed Bechem United travel to Sekondi to play Hasaacas after securing a 2-0 victory over the Sekondi based side in Sunyani. The ranks of the Sunyani side has been boosted by the signing of Cofie Bekoe who signed from Libyan side Ittihad. Noah Martey has been impressive for Bechem United this season scoring six goals.It is second versus fifth when Aduana play as hosts to Liberty Professionals. Three points separate this side and there is little to separate these sides. The corresponding fixture ended 1-0 in favor of the Dansoman side. Aduana have increased their firepower for the second round by signing Yahaya Mohammed and he is one to watch in the league.Wonder club Accra Great Olympics have lived to their wonder billing so far this season by engaging the services of former internationals; Richard Kingson, Godwin Attram and Dan Quaye.The Accra side have added Eric Bekoe to their fold who is a proven goal scorer in the league.They play as guests to relegation threatened New Edubiase who will be without the services of Asiedu Attobrah but have the deadly twins of Alhassan Nuhu and Fuseini Nuhu to count on.The first meeting between both sides ended in a 2-2 stalemate.–last_img read more