Gang plotting raid on two Donegal premises caught by Gardai

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook By News Highland – January 8, 2019 Gang plotting raid on two Donegal premises caught by Gardai Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleGardai begin excavation linked to missing Strabane womanNext articleIGB announces strategic review of Lifford Greyhound Stadium News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows AudioHomepage BannerNews Four men have been remanded in custody in connection with plotting to raid businesses in Donegal. Gardai apprehended the group on the outskirts of Donegal Town late on Sunday night after noticing their vehicle acting suspiciously in the area.Equipment and other material found inside the car have led Gardai to believe that two commercial premises in West Donegal were the planned targets.All those charged are understood to be non-nationals.Crime Prevention Officer Sgt Paul Wallace says this had the potential to a very strategic operation:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/paulwallace.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

Michael Havens to Lead McKenny Elementary School

first_imgSubmitted by Olympia School DistrictMichael Havens has been named Principal of McKenny Elementary School in the Olympia School District. Havens has been Principal at Boston Harbor Elementary School since 2008. In addition to serving as principal at Boston Harbor, Havens has served as for the past six years as the Professional Development Coordinator for the school district. The position of McKenny Elementary principal became vacant with the news that Brendon Chertok had accepted the position as principal of Garfield Elementary on Olympia’s west side.“I’m very excited about the opportunity to be principal at McKenny,” said Havens. “It’s a bit of a homecoming for me as my daughter attended preschool, Kindergarten and first grade there. I have really enjoyed my six years at Boston Harbor and am very proud of our accomplishments. The principal duties have always been the best part of my job and I look forward to being able to do that full time.”Olympia School District Superintendent Dick Cvitanich said he was confident Havens would be an excellent leader for McKenny Elementary.“Michael is a great fit for McKenny students, families and staff,” Cvitanich said. “He clearly has a passion for children and the ability to work collaboratively with staff to create systems for student success. He is also highly respected for his knowledge of the new Teacher and Principal and Evaluation System.”Havens began his teaching career in the North Kitsap School District in 1995. He joined the Olympia School District in 1997 as a teacher at Marshall Middle School, where he served until becoming Assistant Principal at Jefferson Middle School in 2006. In 2008 Havens was named principal of Boston Harbor Elementary.Havens earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Washington in 1993, his Master’s in Teaching from Seattle University in 1995 and his Principal’s Certification from Seattle Pacific University in 2005.McKenny Elementary serves about 350 students in preschool through fifth grade. Havens will assume his new responsibilities at McKenny Elementary on July 1. Facebook66Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Correction: Blue Marble doubles up in U14 Boy’s Division

first_imgBlue Marble, 9-2-1 on the season, then went on to capture the U14 Playoff crown with a 5-3 victory over second-place Midas.The Nelson Daily apologizes for any inconvenience caused by this error. In a story dated, Wednesday, October 6, 2010, it was reported that U14 Boy’s playoff champs Blue Marble Capital Management posted an upset of Pacific Insight during the semi final round of the Nelson Youth Soccer Playoffs.However, there was no upset as Blue Marble won the regular season title and defeated the fourth place Pacific Insight squad 3-1 in the semi final.last_img read more

Ice skating on red hot blades

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe Kootenay Ice registered points in the last three games to move into ninth spot in B.C. Hockey Major Midget League standings.Jesse Knowler of Castlegar scored three times leading the Ice to a 6-4 victory over the Thompson Blazers Sunday in Chase.Saturday, the Ice and Blazers played to a 2-2 tie.The Greater Vancouver Canadians lead the 11-team league with a 6-2 record. Vancouver Northwest Giants and Valley West Hawks are tied for second, one point behind the Canadians.Knowler of Castlegar scored two of his three goals during a third-period explosion that saw the visiting Ice outscore the Blazers 4-2.Trail’s Jacob Boyczuk, Carsen Willans of Nelson, finishing with two points, and Cranbrook’s Derek Georgopoulus also scored for Kootenay, improving to 2-3-1 on the season. Dryden Hunt of Nelson added two assists. Saturday, a goal by Trail’s Jake Lucchini early in the third pulled Kootenay into the tie. Thompson had nursed a 2-1 lead after one period before Lucchini tied the game.Knowler had given Kootenay a 1-0 lead before Thompson scored two goals in a span of 11 seconds late in the opening frame. Willans and Joren Johnson of Nelson each added assists.Jarrod Schamerhorn of Kelowna was in goal for Kootenay.The Ice, one point out of seventh spot and only two behind the fourth-place team, look to build on the recent success when the club plays host to the Prince George Cougars Saturday at 5p.m. in the Castlegar and District Community Complex.Sunday the teams meet for game two of the series at 9 a.m. in [email protected]last_img read more

D’AMATO’S ENOLA GRAY & LONG HOT SUMMER PROMINENT IN SATURDAY’S $100,000 CALIFORNIA DISTAFF HANDICAP AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

first_imgTHE CALIFORNIA DISTAFF HANDICAP IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTSRace 3 of 9                                                                                                          Approximate post time 1:30 p.m. PST                 HOME JOURNEY: Drawn on the far outside with “Big Money” Mike Smith up, she has the advantage of rationing her speed while pressuring Enola Gray down the hillside. A gate to wire winner of the Grade III Las Cienegas Stakes here in April, 2015 as a 5-year-old, this 6-year-old mare by Good Journey has a win and two seconds from five trips down the hill. Owned by GGG Stables and Russell Sarno, Home Journey pressed the pace and finished fifth, beaten 1 ¾ lengths, in her most recent start, the five furlong turf Daisycutter Handicap on Aug. 5. She’ll be ridden for the third time by Smith, who guided her to victory in a first condition allowance at Hollywood Park in June, 2013. Her overall mark stands at 19-5-6-1 and she has earnings of $357,009. LONG HOT SUMMER: D’Amato hopes to “have ’em surrounded,” as this 4-year-old filly by Street Boss will hope to replicate her off the pace victory in a five furlong turf classified allowance on Sept. 2. If Enola Gray and the Mike Puype-trained Home Journey duel early, it could set up nicely for Long Hot Summer, who has two wins and a second from three hillside tries. Second in the Grade III, one mile turf Senorita Stakes here seven starts back on June 27, 2015, Long Hot Summer could well go favored as she sports an overall mark of 12-5-2-1 with earnings of $341,875. ENOLA GRAY: Undefeated in three starts prior to running second at odds of 1-5 against open company in the six furlong Beverly J. Lewis Stakes at Los Alamitos Sept. 11, this 3-year-old gray daughter of Grazen will try turf for the first time as she gets back to state-bred completion. Blessed with extraordinary early speed, Enola Gray, a two-time stakes winner versus Cal-breds, won her first three races by a combined 26 ¼ lengths and will hope to pose an elusive front-running target under regular rider Tyler Baze.center_img ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 12, 2016)–Nick Alexander’s homebred Enola Gray and Anthony Fanticola and Joseph Scardino’s Long Hot Summer, both conditioned by Phil D’Amato, figure prominently in Saturday’s $100,000 California Distaff Handicap, to be run at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course.For fillies and mares three and up bred or sired in California, the Cal Distaff, which was won last year by Joe Parker’s Our Pure Creation, will be run for the fourth time and be contested by a field of five. Desert Steel–Rafael Bejarano–120Long Hot Summer–Joe Talamo–125Enola Gray–Tyler Baze–121Out Ofthe Ordinary–Jamie Theriot–117Home Journey–Mike Smith–122First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. For scratches, late changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com.last_img read more

Iraq probes evidence of death squad

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant A U.S. general said American forces had found evidence of a death squad operating in Iraq’s Interior Ministry, the Chicago Tribune reported on its Web site Wednesday evening. An American military official in Baghdad confirmed the report but declined to provide further details. Maj. Gen. Joseph Peterson, who commands the civilian police training teams in Iraq, said the 22 men were employed by the Interior Ministry as highway patrol officers. The bodies of Sunni Arabs, bound and gagged and shot in the head, have been turning up in Baghdad for months, fueling allegations of sectarian killings, which Sunni Arab leaders say often are carried out by Shiites in army or police uniforms. BAGHDAD, Iraq – Iraq’s Interior Ministry has launched an investigation into claims a police death squad has been operating in Iraq, a top official said today. The probe was launched as police found the bodies of 10 more men who had been shot dead execution-style and dumped in three different areas of Baghdad’s predominantly Shiite suburb of Shula. Maj. Gen. Hussein Kamal, Iraq’s deputy interior minister in charge of domestic intelligence, said the probe was launched following U.S. military claims that soldiers had detained 22 men wearing police uniforms who were about to kill a Sunni Arab man. “We have been informed about this and the interior minister has formed an investigation committee to learn more about the Sunni person and those 22 men, particularly whether they work for the Interior Ministry or claim to belong to the ministry,” Kamal told The Associated Press. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Neville critical of Conte after Chelsea defeat

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesGary Neville has criticised Antonio Conte following Chelsea’s defeat against Manchester United.The Blues’ 2-0 loss at Old Trafford meant they remain just four points clear of second-placed Tottenham at the top of the Premier League.Speaking on Sky, Chelsea legend Frank Lampard said he saw an “element of doubt” in Conte’s players as they were beaten for the second time in four matches.And former United defender Neville noted that boss Conte was unusually subdued on the touchline as his team produced a below-par display.Neville said: “Chelsea didn’t turn up. Where was Conte today, the manager?“You talk about the players, but the manager has been so active on the touchline all season you expect him to get them going – him to be raging on the touchline.“He seemed subdued today and as though he lacked belief. Chelsea didn’t turn up but United were fantastic.”See also:Man Utd v Chelsea player ratingsLampard saw ‘element of doubt’ in Chelsea   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

SA, Botswana step up relations

first_img31 August 2012 South African President Jacob Zuma and Botswana President Ian Khama have signed an agreement establishing a bi-national commission, which will be convened annually. The signing of the agreement was one of the highlights of Zuma’s two-day state visit to South Africa’s neighbour, following Khama’s state visit to SA in October 2010. The commission will meet annually, alternating between Gaborone and Pretoria, and be chaired by both presidents. Zuma and Khama also signed cooperation agreements on energy and coal-based energy projects, and discussed the development of the Mmamabula coal-fired power station and the need to expedite cross-border transport and infrastructure projects such as roads and bridges. They urged their ministers responsible for defence, justice and security to intensify efforts to combat illicit drug trafficking and poaching of endangered species such as elephants and rhinos. The two leaders also discussed the political and security situation in Zimbabwe, while urging the Zimbabwe’s political parties to set and adhere to the timelines for the adoption of the new Constitution, and the holding of a referendum and elections.Botswana-South Africa business seminar During his visit, Zuma addressed the Botswana-South Africa business seminar, which sought to encourage business linkages between the two countries. Over 100 business people representing South Africa’s agri-processing, mining, construction, energy, ICT/telecoms, infrastructure and financial services sectors met with their Batswana counterparts at the Gaborone International Conference Centre. The delegates were led by Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, together with other government departments and Brand South Africa. “We are looking forward to visiting Botswana with a large delegation of business people who are keen to identify and pursue trade and investment opportunities that exist between the various sectors in our two countries,” Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola said ahead of Wednesday’s seminar. Strong economic ties already exist between the two countries, and South Africa remains Botswana’s major trading partner. South African companies have a huge presence in Botswana and are involved in various sectors, including mining, housing, food and beverages, construction, retail, hotels and leisure, banking and medical services. SANews.gov.za, with additional reporting by SAinfolast_img read more

SA saves R2.2bn in HIV drug tender

first_img29 November 2012 South Africa achieved a massive R2.2-billion cost reduction in the R5.9-billion tender awarded to three pharmaceutical companies on Thursday for single-dose antiretroviral (ARV) drugs for the government’s HIV treatment campaign. Making the announcement in Pretoria, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said that the majority of South Africans on state-sponsored ARV treatment for HIV would, from April 2013, need only one tablet instead of the current three per day. Motsoaledi said South Africa had managed to reduce the cost of the tender – for a single dose of the triple combination of tenofovir, entricitabine and efavirenz – by 38%, a massive saving of R2.2 billion.‘Means we can treat more patients’ The price of the three-in-one combination is R89.37, which Motsoaledi described as now the world’s lowest price for this product. The tender was awarded to South African companies Aspen Pharmacare and Cipla Medpro along with US firm Mylan Pharmaceuticals. “This new tender has moved from an original cost of R8.1-billion to R5.9-billion for two years,” Motsoaledi said. “This savings means we can treat more patients with the same budget.” Motsoaledi said, from April, all pregnant women who were HIV positive would be given the single dose combination during pregnancy and breast feeding, regardless of their CD4 count. At least 80% of patients on ARV treatment would also be able to switch to the single-dose combination, though Motsoaledi noted that those who couldn’t switch for any reason could still take individual ARV drugs.Benefits of the single-dose combination Motsoaledi said the single-dose combination had major benefits for patients, and not only in terms of compliance with the daily routine; the combination meant fewer side-effects, and easier logistics and storage. “The fixed dose combination … is more effective than dual therapy and has fewer side-effects for the pregnant mother, in addition to its convenient dosage regimen.” The drugs will be available in all 3 000 registered health facilities across the country, said Motsoaledi, adding that there would be no more delays in supply, as experienced with the previous supplier. “We have asked the suppliers to give us their commitment on this, and all three of them have done so.” Dr Francesca Conradie, clinical adviser for TB/HIV at Wits University’s Clinical HIV Research Unit, said the new combination would not be harmful to pregant mothers in any way. “Simplification of the tablets is so much easier for mothers, and it will lead to better results,” Dr Conradie said. UNAids country coordinator Dr Catherine Sozi commended South Africa for being able to access the effective drugs at a small price. “The reduction in cost is way beyond what we’ve hoped for,” Sozi said. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

Gallery: Operation Hydrate bringing water to dry lands

first_imgLearners from the Houghton Muslim Academy helped Operation Hydrate at a recent water drive at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The initiative collected more than R55-million on the day. (Image: Sandile Khumalo)Operation Hydrate, the NGO that has been donating water in drought stricken areas of South Africa, has distributed more than 6 million litres of water so far. The group aims to collect R95-million worth of water by Nelson Mandela Day this year.Though the initiative only started on 4 January this year, it has already garnered massive support from ordinary people, as well as the likes of Mango Airlines, the national cricket team, and the National Lottery.Contact Yaseen Theba on 082 494 2824 to find out how you can contribute to Operation Hydrate’s water drive. For information about helping or where to drop off water or send donations, visit the Operation Hydrate Facebook page, or follow @HydrateSA on Twitter, #OperationHydrate.Below are some of the highlights from the initiative’s work so far. Pictures are from Operation Hydrate’s Facebook page unless stated otherwise. Operation Hydrate has distributed more than 6 million litres of water in drought stricken areas, to date. Water has been delivered by 41 trucks and tankers to Swartruggens, Senekal, Steynsrus, Qwa Qwa, Zululand, Nongoma, Ulundi, Paulpietersburg, Vryheid, and Aliwal North so far. According to the NGO, some people in the drought stricken areas have resorted to drinking sewage water. Leslie Sedibe, the chief executive of Proudly South African, said: “Just to give somebody a glass of water… could be the greatest testimony you’ll ever give them.” Operation Hydrate aims to collect R95-million worth of water by 18 July this year. Pictured here are learners from Benoni Muslim School who donated water to the cause. Water Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane announced that the National Lottery would donate R50-million to the cause. On hearing this news, Operation Hydrate raised its target from R67-million to R95-million. (Image: Sandile Khumalo) The Proteas, the South African cricket team, donated five to 10 litres of water each. These were handed over in large bottles to Operation Hydrate. Cricket South Africa also called on supporters before the game against England in Centurion to donate bottled water at the stadium, collecting more than 5 000 litres of water.Chairperson of Operation Hydrate Fayaaz Moosa, pictured, said that although there had been some rain in certain parts of the country, the water was not necessarily potable, or of drinking quality. (Images: Sandile Khumalo) The donations were “ubuntu in action”, the initiative’s co-ordinator, Yusuf Abramjee, said at a water drive at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. “Real people are the ones donating,” he said. “We as civil society will continue to provide this basic human right.” (Image: Sandile Khumalo)last_img read more