New Garda SUVs to hit the road in Donegal

first_imgAn Garda Síochána has unveiled a new batch of luxury SUVs for operations across the country. The BMW X5s, which have off-road capabilities, have been assigned to Dublin Metropolitan, Eastern, Southern and Northern Garda Regions, which includes Donegal.Some of the vehicles are assigned to Special Tactics & Operations Command (STOC) in the greater Dublin area and will be available to support services and spontaneous incidents in regional areas. The BMW X5 was recently named best luxury SUV by Consumer Reports and is one of the best-sellers in its class.The new batch has been introduced to the force in addition to new vehicles allocated to the Roads Policing Unit. A new 191 Hyundai fleet was added earlier this month for MIT checkpoints nationwide.@GardaTraffic New Garda SUVs to hit the road in Donegal was last modified: April 29th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Gardalast_img read more

News in brief: Chelsea youngster’s loan move, Blues U21s draw, Fox to play in Stones game

first_imgChelsea Under-21sThe Blues’ development side drew 0-0 with RC Lens’ second team in the first of two matches to be played on their brief trip to France. Mason Mount hit the crossbar early on with a header, while Charlie Wakefield and Ike Ugbo went close late on. They play Reims on Sunday.Victorien AngbanSpanish side Granada have announced that they have signed the Chelsea teenager on loan. Ivorian midfielder Angban, 19, first came to Chelsea’s attention in 2012 but only signed in 2015 once he had qualified for a work permit. He then spent last season with Belgian side Sint-Truiden and will join fellow Chelsea loanee Jeremie Boga at Granada.BrentfordChief executive Mark Devlin says he expects around 3,000 fans at Griffin Park for Saturday’s pre-season friendly with Kaiserslautern, including almost 1,000 coming from Germany.Brentford BLukas Tabro scored the winning penalty against his former club as the Bees’ rebranded development squad beat Odense Under 19s in a shoot-out.The match at Vildbjerg Stadion ended in a 1-1 draw, with Bradley Clayton cancelling out Odense’s first-half opener. Brentford keeper Ellery Balcombe saved two penalties, with Danny Parish, Jarvis Edobor, Chris Mepham, Clayton, Marc Rio and Zain Westbrook netting.Ruel FoxThe former Tottenham and Newcastle winger has been added to the squad of Premier League legends who will play Wealdstone in a charity match on Sunday 31 July. Ex-QPR winger Trevor Sinclair and four other former England internationals – Darren Anderton, Dion Dublin, Kevin Davies and Chris Powell – are also expected to feature.Hayes & Yeading UnitedFormer Barnet and Birmingham left-back Kamal Guthmy and ex-Uxbridge striker Melford Simpson have both joined the Southern League club.Skipper Adam Everitt – who had attracted interest from other clubs following the club’s relegation from National League South – experienced former Premier League midfielder James Harper and full-back Jim Fenlon have all signed new deals. Academy graduates Lucas Sinclair, Ethan Grant and Jack Raines have also signed first-team forms.HendonFormer Northwood striker Niko Muir, who made a solitary appearance for the Greens a few years ago, has rejoined the club.Alan Turvey TrophyHarrow Borough will entertain Wingate & Finchley in the first round of the Ryman League Cup, while Hendon will host Met Police.MiddlesexThe second XI games against Nepal on Monday and Wednesday of next week have been cancelled.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Warriors’ Rick Barry, Jamaal Wilkes, Clifford Ray share what made Oakland fanbase unique

first_imgOAKLAND – For a moment, Rick Barry feared for his life.The Warriors had won the 1975 NBA championship over the former Washington Bullets, and had landed in Oakland after an oversized crowd at San Francisco International Airport forced them to change their travel itinerary. When Barry and his teammates took a cab from Oakland to San Francisco to greet those fans, other Warriors fans almost prevented them from doing so.“They jumped up on top of the cabs. The roof of the cab I was in was …last_img

Mma’ Mary is a leading light

first_imgMary Raletoone is a firm believer in a community coming together to helt itself. (Image: Mary Facebook)How does a woman in a disadvantaged area provide opportunities to over 500 people?Social entrepreneur Mary Raletooane, known locally as Mma’ Mary, has accomplished some amazing things with her business, Itekeng Basadi Setsoto.Her garden projects, river-cleaning and sewing business has created work and employment for more than 500 people.“The biggest thing I learned is that if we are together we can do more,” she told Redbull Amaphiko. “Just come forward and share what you’re thinking with other people so that we can have a better life.”She also runs a centre for disabled children, which has dispelled local superstitions about being disabled. “They thought it was a curse,” she said.Raletooane went door to door, talking to residents, to bring greater awareness and understanding of the issue to people.Watch as she explains her work and its impact on her community:PLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part to help improve the lives of the people around you or the environment? Do you know of anyone who has gone out of their way to help improve South Africa and its people?If so, submit your story or video to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.last_img read more

Church Leaders Urged to Help Promote Healthy Lifestyle Habits

first_imgStory Highlights He was speaking at a Physical Activity Forum for leaders of faith-based organisations at the Spanish Court Hotel in St. Andrew on (Friday) May 10. Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, is calling on church leaders to partner with the Government on its healthy lifestyle promotion campaign in order to reduce the incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).“This partnership is very important. Too many of us are afflicted by various lifestyle ailments and diseases and that is reflected in the data (from) the hospitals,” the Minister said.He was speaking at a Physical Activity Forum for leaders of faith-based organisations at the Spanish Court Hotel in St. Andrew on (Friday) May 10.Citing statistics, Dr. Tufton said that one in three Jamaicans is hypertensive, one in eight is diabetic and one in two is obese or overweight.He noted that an average of 6, 000 Jamaicans die from cardiovascular diseases each year, 4,000 from cancer and another 7,000 are diagnosed with cancer.He argued that these conditions are preventable if people follow healthy lifestyle habits such as a balanced diet, daily exercise and have annual health checks.The Physical Activity Forum, under the theme:  ‘Love Yuh Body, Treat Yuh Body Right,’ was hosted by the Ministry to mark World Move for Health Day.The event promoted the importance of exercise as part of the larger ‘Jamaica Moves’ programme.Activities on the day included blood pressure and blood sugar tests, as well as nutrition displays, and the launch of a Physical Activity Bible.Director of Health Promotion and Education in the Ministry, Takese Foga, explained that the bible is an important resource developed by the Ministry as it seeks to use creative ways to engage the public in its healthy lifestyle initiative.“It is designed to support you all, as church leaders, in incorporating healthy activities into your services, into your programmes and into your activities. It is really a guide for you to use, just to give you some ideas,” Ms. Foga said.Data from the Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Survey 2016-17, indicated that only two per cent of persons were involved in high intensity physical activity; 16 per cent were engaged in moderate activity; and 82 per cent were found to be involved in low activity.World Move for Health Day is a global day of awareness and action to encourage persons to introduce physical activity as part of a lifestyle habit.The initiative was borne out of a 2002 World Health Report, which revealed that a large number of persons engaged in very limited physical activity.In 2010, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared physical inactivity as the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality.In Jamaica, this accounts for 12 per cent of mortality contributing to 13 per cent of breast cancer, 14 per cent of colon cancer, eight per cent of coronary heart disease, and 10 per cent of Type 2 diabetes. Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, is calling on church leaders to partner with the Government on its healthy lifestyle promotion campaign in order to reduce the incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). “This partnership is very important. Too many of us are afflicted by various lifestyle ailments and diseases and that is reflected in the data (from) the hospitals,” the Minister said.last_img read more

LeSean McCoys 34Yard Run Dismantles Redskins Defense

It’s not hard to tell that  LeSean McCoy is a good player. The explosive Philadelphia Eagles running back showed the world on Monday night why it might even be safe to call him great.McCoy made nice moves during the Eagles game against the Washington Redskins, juking defenders off their feet en route to a 34-yard touchdown. With that amazing run, the Eagles’ lead swelled to 33-7 in the third quarter. The move that McCoy pulled off was so good it made former New York Giants star Michael Strahan tweet:McCoy just made me jump off the couch!! DAAAAAMMMMMNNNN!!!— Michael Strahan (@michaelstrahan) September 10, 2013 McCoy ran for a total of 184 rushing yards on 31 carries in the Eagles’ 33-27 victory.Take another look at the ankle-breaking run in the video below.

Sporting Legends visit Defence Force Base

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppCoral Harbour Base, 27 Nov. ‘16 (RBDF): Organizers of the Bahamas National Sports Hall of Fame, along with four sports aficionados were recent special guests of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force as they were hosted to a luncheon at the Coral Harbour Base.Spearheaded by organizers Enid Stuart and Oria Wood-Knowles, the delegation also included representatives from the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture. The national Hall of Fame honorees visiting the base included Sister Annie Thompson (Basketball), Nathaniel Knowles (Boxing), Dr. Willard Barr representing Ernie Barr (Boxing) and Oria Wood Knowles-representing Jim Wood (Baseball).They were received by Lieutenant Commander Michael Saunders, the Defence Force’s Base Executive Officer and Acting Lieutenant Commander Judy McDonald, who broke the Bahamian record in the women’s high jump event in 1988 at the Senior Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Championship Games in Mexico.The delegation also paid a courtesy call on Captain Tellis Bethel, Commander Defence Force (Acting).  Captain Bethel welcomed the athletes and their representatives to Coral Harbour Base and congratulated them for their individual and collective achievements in the sporting community.RBDF Photo one shows: Organizers of the Bahamas National Sports Hall of Fame, along with sports aficionados and representatives from the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture touring the Defence Force Base. Marine Seaman Collison Ingraham is sharing a conversation with Sister Annie Thompson.RBDF Photo two shows: Organizers of the Bahamas National Sports Hall of Fame, along with sports aficionados and representatives from the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture at the Defence Force Base.Front Row (From left)-Mike Sands, Nathaniel Knowles (Honouree), Annie Thompson-(Honouree), Captain Tellis Bethel, Oria Wood-Knowles, Dr. Willard Barr (Honouree).Second Row (From left)-Lieutenant Commander Michael Saunders, Aileen Spencer, Enith Stuart.Third Row (From left)-Marguerite Bowe, Roosevelt Archer, Anastacia Ferguson, Myoshie Poitier.(RBDF Photos by Able Seaman Huden Johnson) Related Items:last_img read more

Council President Georgette Gomez on new affordable housing policy

first_img August 13, 2019 Posted: August 13, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego City Council recently approved a change to the city’s affordable housing policy that requires developers to pay a larger share of the costs to build homes for low-income people.The update raises the fee developers pay to avoid including affordable housing in their projects. In projects where developers do include affordable units, they would have to reserve them for slightly lower-income households and charge cheaper rents.This change to the “inclusionary housing” policy was proposed by Council President Georgette Gomez and was narrowly approved by the City Council on a 5-4 vote on first reading. KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Council President Georgette Gomez on new affordable housing policylast_img read more

Face Up US Banker

first_imgIssue: July 2008Frequency: MonthlyLaunched: 1893Circ: 45,000Editor: Holly SkraelPublishing Company: Source MediaCreative Director: Jason Pohl (for July ‘08 issue) US Banker’s July 2008 cover was one of firsts for a few reasons. One, Jason Pohl, creative director at sister magazine Bank Technology News, substituted for usual US Banker creative director Andrew Lathrop, who was on vacation.Second, both the story and the cover represented a change in focus and style for the b-to-b magazine. The story, “Waiting for the Call,” looked at how banking and technology can be powerful tools to help impoverished countries pull themselves out of poverty. “It was a pretty broad ranging story, with a focus on Africa, Asia and Latin America,” says Pohl. “The story falls outside our normal editorial boundaries, which tend to be more U.S.-focused or profile driven. Our usual covers tend to be portraitures of bankers.”Themes of the story were about opportunity and advocacy. “We’re saying to our audience that there’s all these countries that are tech savvy and early adopters and there is a tremendous opportunity for banks to develop relationships with these regions to not only make money but also do a good deal of lending some aid,” says Pohl. “They should be there because it’s the right thing to do. We were trying to shake it up a bit and print something unexpected. What was so compelling to me about the image was there was a hopefulness and an expectancy to it that captures the story.” The initial thought for the cover was a reportage but most of the materials were specific to one region, which didn’t speak to the scope of the story. Finally, after beating the bush with AP, Reuters and Corbis, the staff discovered the photo of a child holding the phone on Getty. Pohl re-arranged the vertical positioning of the photo for the magazine cover but the color and graininess of the image were in the original shot.“We were running out of time and the story wasn’t coming together, so all thoughts of shooting went out of the window,” says Pohl. “Sometimes you get lucky.” DESIGNERS’ COMMENTS“Although this image is visually arresting, I think the cover is a miss overall. The reader has to work too hard to get the concept, and the typography seems better suited to an article opener, not the 10 second decision of a cover.The image and the cover text don’t seem to work together. It looks more like a vacation planning issue than an emerging market banking problem. And the long description below the title is hard to read and evidence that the title isn’t very clear in the first place. I don’t think this design supports the content.”Karen Player | Art Director | Harvard Business Review“This cover leaves me perplexed and slightly angry. At first I thought it was the back of a naked woman and was annoyed US Banker felt the need to fall back on ‘sexy’ to get their reader to pick the magazine up. Upon further review I realized it is actually a child. A half-clothed child as a representation of developing countries is condescending.As far as the typography goes, it is fairly clean. Though it would have been more refined if the type was not on top of the figure, especially when there is space around the photo to work with.” Kelly McMurry | Creative Director | 2communiquelast_img read more

Bikeborne suicide bombers to strike during elections in Kashmir warns Intel

first_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/0:49Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:47?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close The February 14 terror strike in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir has ratcheted up tensions between India and Pakistan leading to tit-for-tat air raids across the line of control (LoC) in Kashmir.Intelligence agencies have reportedly asked the Jammu and Kashmir administration and security forces to remain on high alert after it received credible inputs of a probable Pulwama-like suicide attack in the Kashmir valley. The agencies have warned that motorbike-borne suicide bombers might target polling booths as well as election rallies during the Lok Sabha 2019 elections.Sources said that the intelligence radar is already on a high alert after the Pulwama attack on Lethpora, Srinagar- Jammu Highway, in which a suicide bombing killed 40 CRPF troopers and led to an increase in the hostilities between the neighbouring countries of India and Pakistan.But the suicide bombers or Fidayeen could now wield a motorbike and strike a polling station or the campaigns of the political leaders. “Beware of the suicide attackers riding a motorcycle with explosive-filled bags fitted on the bike,” the agencies cautioned the local police. As per the intelligence inputs, the two-wheeler could prove to be more manoeuvrable and easy to hit any target.The possibility of strikes could be particularly high in North Kashmir, which is yet to go to polls where the Jaish–e -Mohammad militants are holed up, the reports suggested. This is also indicative of the fact that the militants who have faced massive damage at the hands of security forces in South Kashmir over the last few years may be gradually making North Kashmir their turf.The security forces had earlier claimed of recovering huge stocks of arms and ammunitions post-February 14 Pulwama attack that was believed to be of Chinese making. The stock of weaponry retrieved included 70 Chinese made hand grenades, pistols, armour-piercing incendiary shells, and tracer rounds of Chinese origin.Sources say that Pakistan is trying to evade the blame which is generally put on it after the terrorist attacks on Indian soil by trying to smuggle in China made ammunition across the Line of Control.China has been an all-weather friend of Pakistan and has supported the defence programmes as well as supplied machinery to the latter. Recently during aerial combat between India and Pakistan, it was believed that Pakistan used Chinese fighter planes to monitor air space close to India. India’s relations with China have gone sour after the latter has repeatedly blocked its request to declare the Jaish Chief, Maulana  Masood Azhar as a global terrorist at the United Nations.center_img J&K IED blast: 18 CRPF personnel killed in Pulwama; JeM claims responsibilitylast_img read more

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