The Cardinals would go on to a hardfought 2724

first_imgThe Cardinals would go on to a hard-fought, 27-24 win over the Texans in front of 60,845 fans at University of Phoenix Stadium to push their record to 5-4.“You couldn’t ask for better,” head coach Bruce Arians said following the win. “We talked about it in the locker room (prior to the game), kickoff coverage team go down and get them behind the 20 or get a turnover and then the defense go out there and make something happen, and obviously they did that.”Just like a baseball pitcher being staked with a home lead before taking the mound, the quick touchdown by Shaughnessy set Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer at ease.“It’s huge, I mean it was a great momentum swing, as you had momentum obviously at home kicking the game off,” Palmer said. “But just a big play. Whether it’s interceptions our team is making or sacks, we seem to do that very well.”But it wasn’t just a quick start by Arizona’s defense. The Cardinals held Houston (2-7) to just 41 yards of offense in the second half.“I think we have an extremely smart, intelligent defensive staff. Coach (Todd) Bowles lets his assistants and the guys in the box do a great job of coming down and handling those adjustments because he’s on the field,” cornerback Patrick Peterson said. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 0 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires “We saw they were attacking us in the flats and dumping off the ball. We just went a little more man-to-man pressure to try and make Case (Keenum) beat us. We knew he couldn’t beat us throwing the ball into tight coverages.”Keenum, who was making just his third professional start, completed 22-of-43 passes for 201 yards and three touchdowns — two of which were remarkable catches by All-Pro receiver Andre Johnson.All told, the Cardinals held Houston to season lows in total offense (235 yards) and net passing yardage (159), while yielding just 76 yards on the ground — the Texans’ second-worst output in that category. The 235 yards the Cardinals allowed are the least in a single game since Week 7 of last season, when Minnesota had only 209 yards in a 21-14 over Arizona. Sunday’s game was billed as a matchup of two defensive heavyweights, and in the end, the Cardinals came out on top.“We played against the number-one defense in the league today,” Palmer said, “and I would take our defense over that defense.” – / 35 Top Stories GLENDALE, Ariz. — It didn’t take long for the Arizona Cardinals to demonstrate exactly why they’re known as a strong defensive football team Sunday. It took 14 seconds, to be exact.On the Houston Texans’ first play from scrimmage, Cardinals linebacker John Abraham knocked the ball free from quarterback Case Keenum’s hand. Linebacker Matt Shaughnessy picked it up and scampered six yards into the end zone to give Arizona a quick lead. last_img

Be wary of new telephone scam about utility bills cautions McCready

first_img13Nov Be wary of new telephone scam about utility bills, cautions McCready State Rep. Mike McCready warns of a new telephone scam where local residents are contacted by callers claiming to be from utility companies in an attempt to defraud.In the scam, callers claiming to be from the utility company contact residential and business customers threatening to disconnect their electrical service unless immediate payment is made. In an attempt to defraud people, the scam artists used falsified caller-IDs so it appears to originate from the utility company, then instruct customers to send money through a prepaid card or online payment service, such as GreenDot or PayPal.McCready advises any resident who receives a similar call to hang up and immediately call the utility company’s phone number – found on their monthly statement or online – to verify the earlier call was legitimate.“It’s important to spread the word about this new scam so no other residents fall victim to it,” said McCready, R-Bloomfield Hills. “Residents should be extra cautious of anyone who demands immediate payment over the phone.”McCready reminds residents that Michigan utility companies accept a variety of payment methods and are willing to work with customers to avoid shutoff.Additional tips on avoiding utility fraud are available on the Michigan Public Service Commission website at www.michigan.gov/documents/mpsc/mpsc-ca_utilityservicefraud_211946_7.pdf?20131106132231 or by visiting the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov.### Categories: McCready Newslast_img

Rep Sheppard applauds Legislatures approval of energy reform plan

first_img Categories: Sheppard News State Rep. Jason Sheppard issued the following statement today following bipartisan approval of Senate Bills 437 and 438, a sweeping energy reform plan:“Michigan has been facing a looming energy capacity shortfall that would have a crippling effect on our state’s economy,” said Rep. Sheppard, R-Temperance. “The comprehensive plan we approved secures Michigan’s energy future and ensures families will continue to have access to affordable, reliable energy for many years to come.”### 15Dec Rep. Sheppard applauds Legislature’s approval of energy reform planlast_img

Five Human Rights Issues for US Nonprofits on International Womens Day

first_imgShareTweetShareEmail0 Shares March 7, 2014;DevexHuman rights that extend beyond specific mission areas should always be on the front burner for action by U.S. nonprofit organizations. The occasion of International Women’s Day, celebrated this past Saturday, March 8th, is another reminder of one part of the unfinished human rights agenda.  Last week, presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addressed the United Nations on women’s issues. Equality for women “remains the great unfinished business of the 21st century,” Clinton said in her speech. “No country in the world, including my own, has achieved full participation.”For Americans and for U.S. nonprofits, International Women’s Day should trigger engagement around a number of issues:Wage and earnings gap: Social advances for women haven’t shown up much in terms of income. As of 2012, the median annual income of women employed full-time was $37,791, compared to $49,398 for men. In other words, for every dollar earned by men employed full-time , women earned 77 cents. (The National Committee on Pay Equity says that women earn 76.5 percent of what men do). This ratio hasn’t budged much since 2007. The pay equity gap is troubling because women “are the equal, if not main, breadwinners in four out of ten families”—that figure was only 11 percent in 1960.Women in Poverty: By nearly every measure, women in the U.S. suffer from poverty at much higher rates than men. As of 2012, while poverty rates for females overall in the U.S. were much higher than males—16.3 percent compared to 13.6 percent—poverty is significantly higher for adult women. For women between 18 and 74, the poverty rate was 15.4 percent; for men, it was only 11.9 percent. For women 65 and older, the poverty rate was almost double that of men: 11.0 percent to 6.6 percent. Because of the larger number of women in the nation, these disparate poverty rates yield strikingly significant absolute differences in the numbers of women and men in poverty in all age groups: 15.14 million women in poverty, compared to 11.36 million men in poverty between 18 and 64; 2.64 million women aged 65 or older in poverty, compared to 1.28 million men. There is clearly not parity in the numbers of men and women below the federal poverty level, and these gaps are even more pronounced at the level of 125 percent of poverty.Exploitation of Women’s Labor: The galvanizing event in the history of International Women’s Day was the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in 1911 in which 146 workers, mostly women, died, many of them locked in on the shop floors by company managers. A little over 100 years later, those events continue to happen, but though American companies are involved, the women are in developing countries, like the more than 1,800 women who have died in sweatshop fires in Bangladesh since 2005, including horrific fires in 2012 and 2013, one of which killed 1,100 workers. The U.S. apparel companies that buy from the sweatshops (or run them through subsidiaries or affiliates), though quite adept at public relations, have largely resisted making safety changes that could reduce the likelihood of future repetitions of the Dhaka tragedy, the worst in the history of the garment industry.Nike, for example, is among the many U.S. companies subjecting women in these countries to danger every time they go to the shop floor. Long touting itself for its philanthropy in support of women, only last year under public pressure did Nike agree to release a list of the factories where its products are manufactured and reveal some information about the pay and working conditions.Good PR about philanthropic support of women doesn’t absolve companies like Nike, American Apparel, Walmart, and others of their responsibilities to the women in the overseas sweatshops where many of their products are made. “Nike discloses the names and locations of all its factories, and that’s useful, but it’s not like Nike isn’t egregiously exploiting hundreds of thousands of workers on a daily basis, which they absolutely are,” says Scott Nova, director of the Workers Rights Consortium. “We have a global sourcing model that is extremely destructive and inhumane. You cannot point to a major consumer products company that has chosen to jettison that model in favor of something more humane.”Women’s health protection: The right wing has made the Affordable Care Act a political cause du jour—or this election cycle, at least. One should note on International Women’s Day that a major avenue of attack on the ACA and on related healthcare issues has been against women. Much myth-making from conservatives has concerned contraceptive coverage for women, implying that potential ACA coverage of contraceptives or the “morning-after” pill is equivalent to abortion. (The right seems to be unable to distinguish between ovulation and implantation.) Attacks on birth control clinics through read more

Bullish on Nonprofit Schools In China the Markets Ripe for Exploitation

first_imgShare5TweetShareEmail5 Shares“Red Sale label illustration on white background.” Public domain.March 2, 2017; BloombergQuintFresh off the heels of Snapchat’s initial public offering last week, China’s hot new stock is…a nonprofit? Well, not exactly. The case of the China Yuhua Education Corporation, which made its trading debut last month, is complicated, at least by our American standards.BloombergQuint recently reported that two of Hong Kong’s largest IPOs this year have been Chinese nonprofit school operators, which caused us to do some digging into how and why the communist country’s education sector is so ripe for investment.The China Yuhua Education Corp. is now one of four Chinese school companies that have stock traded in Hong Kong. It operates one university and two dozen K-12 schools in a province in central China. According to BloombergQuint, the schools can’t distribute profits or pay dividends, but the operators’ income can be funneled out of the mainland via offshore vehicles (known as “variable interest entities”).Operating through that gray area, private school companies have tapped into a lucrative business. China’s education needs are huge, and the rigid curriculum of state schools has prompted parents to seek alternatives. Beijing has been encouraging private providers to fill the gap….Because of their nonprofit status, school operators can’t raise fees without government permission, but they do get cheap land and pay low tax, similar to public-sector schools.However, the private school landscape may change come September, when companies will have the option of switching to for-profit organizations, which might offer more control over fees and assets but possibly fewer government privileges and higher land and tax costs. Private schools were banned from teaching 1st through 9th grades last fall when the Chinese government attempted to rein in the vast sector (affecting some 12 million children), which was marked by varying quality and results. Critics saw the ban as an overreach into what the schools could teach, reflecting a government campaign against “Western values.”Let’s remember, as NPQ has explored extensively, China’s NGO sector is much different than ours.Scholars dispute whether China’s nonprofit sector constitutes a genuine civil society, given the strength of government control, limitations on political activity, and interventions in NPO activities and goals by the current authoritarian regime… Hopefully, the government will eventually rescind the law that makes all unregistered NPOs (USOs) illegal simply for existing, and focus legal restraints on NPO activities that are actually harmful to people.And, China was cited just last week in the U.S. State Department’s Human Rights Report for a 2017 law that placed foreign-operated NGOs under the supervision of the Ministry of Public Security, designating the organizations as a “national security threat.”So far, however, it appears that nonprofit schools have yet to be tied up in the challenges facing foreign NGOs.—Anna BerryShare5TweetShareEmail5 Shareslast_img

The HD version of South Asian channel Star Plus ha

first_imgThe HD version of South Asian channel Star Plus has launched on the Sky platform in the UK.Star says that the channel, a simulcast of the Star Plus standard definition feed, is currently the first and only Asian HD channel to air in the UK.Star offers a range of Hindi entertainment content including Bollywood movies, dramas and reality shows, subtitled in English.Rajan Singh, executive vice-president, Star said, “The pace of innovation at Star UK has been phenomenal and with the Star Plus HD launch in the UK, we are able to delight our viewers and advertisers alike with an unmatched and exciting viewing experience.”last_img

Discovery will simulcast Oprah Winfreys upcoming

first_imgDiscovery will simulcast Oprah Winfrey’s upcoming interview with Lance Armstrong on its networks around the world.Oprah’s interview will be the first the disgraced cyclist has given since a damning report from US anti-doping agency USADA late last year.It will be shown on an episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter, the talkshow star’s series on her own cable net OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.That network is only distributed in North America, but is run as a joint venture between Oprah’s company, Harpo, and international factual channel operator Discovery.The interview takes place next Thursday at 21:00 Eastern Time and will be shown live on Discovery Channel in the UK and Discovery Channel and TLC in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.It will air the same night on Discovery Channel across Latin America and roll out in other international markets across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific from the next day.last_img

The BBC and ITV have confirmed the split of matche

first_imgThe BBC and ITV have confirmed the split of matches between them for the forthcoming World Cup in Brazil.ITV will show the opening match of the tournament between hosts Brazil and Croatia on June, 12.The BBC will kick off with Spain v Holland, a repeat of the 2010 World Cup final on June 13, and will show England’s first group match against Italy.ITV will show England’s next two games against Uruguay and Costa Rica. The BBC will have first pick of the round of 16 and semi finals, while ITV has first pick of the quarter finals. Both ITV and BBC will show the final.Philip Bernie, BBC Head of TV Sport, said: “We’re very pleased with our selection of matches which includes England’s highly anticipated opening match with Italy along with their crucial first knock out match, if they proceed, and the first pick of the semi finals. We also have some extremely appetising peak time group games including Spain v Holland, Spain v Chile, Brazil v Mexico and Germany v Ghana. The World Cup in Brazil promises to be truly memorable. The BBC is delighted to be showing this great selection of games and our audiences will be able to join in not only live on BBC One but on radio and online where our extensive coverage will deliver the first truly digital World Cup.”Niall Sloane, ITV Director of Sport, said: “The World Cup begins on ITV for UK viewers next year and we’re looking forward to showing live two of England’s three group matches as well as two of Brazil’s, including the tournament’s opening game between the hosts and Croatia in Sao Paulo. We will also broadcast the key match between England’s group D rivals Italy and Uruguay, which could have a huge bearing on their chances of reaching the knock-out phase. In addition, ITV will have first pick of the quarter-final matches as Brazil 2014 builds towards its climax. Viewers will be able to watch all matches live online on itv.com which will also host a dedicated World Cup site offering comprehensive coverage in the build up to and throughout what promises to be a special tournament in this most iconic of football countries.”last_img

BSkyBs Sky News has launched a catchup TV servic

first_imgBSkyB’s Sky News has launched a catch-up TV service on the Sky On Demand platform. The service, available to Sky customers with a connected Sky+ HD box, allows users to select stories including key bulletins, specially commissioned programmes in the form of documentaries and the pick of Sky News’ archive.The service will also offer special programming such as Week in Review, a look back on the week’s news.Customers will also be able to revisit archive news events from the last 25 years through a feature called The Vault, as well as access specially commissioned news features and documentaries.“Sky News today joins the UK’s biggest catch-up TV service – offering customers a great way to get their daily news and weather updates when it suits them. Customers simply connect their box to broadband and they’ll have access to Sky News shows when it suits them,” said Luke Bradley-Jones, brand director, TV products.last_img

USbased YipTV has launched a new OTT TV service a

first_imgUS-based YipTV has launched a new OTT TV service aggregating channels from around the world to distribute to multilingual consumers in the US. The YipTV service – an acronym for Your Individualised Personalised TV, according to the company – will provide access to a range of 50 international services on a rolling contract for US$14.99 a month. The service will be available online, on smart TVs, on Android and iOS devices and on Google Chromecast devices.Channels on the platform will include BeIN Sports, Hola TV and Antena 3 from Spain, Azteca from Mexico, TYC Sports from Argentina, NTN24 from Colombia, pan-Latin American channel Canal Sur and Russia Today from Russia.“Advancements in technology have made the world seem smaller and smaller. YipTV is now using the latest technology to expand entertainment options and provide value to the customer,” said YipTV CEO and co-founder Michael Tribolet.“We are not just reorganising the way people access channels that have been available for years. With YipTV, people with emotional and family ties overseas can watch programmes that they are familiar with at a reasonable price. They can watch live news broadcasts from the city where they grew up, or share an experience with loved ones back home. YipTV provides more than just high-quality programming; it is also a way to stay connected with your local community and home town.”last_img

Portuguese pay TV operator Nos saw its revenuegen

first_imgPortuguese pay TV operator Nos saw its revenue-generating unit base jump by 64.2% in the quarter to June thanks to a 50% rise in mobile net additions.Nos added 248,400 net RGUs in the quarter, up 209.2% on the same quarter last year. Mobile net adds numbered 130,800. Nos added 248,700 convergent RGUs, a lower rate of additions than the same quarter last year and the previous quarter.Iris advanced TV additions numbered 41,600, a third lower than the rate of additions for the same quarter the previous year and 15.3% down on the previous quarter. Iris (pictured) is now taken by 87% of multiplay subscribers, according to Nos.Nos now has 2.443 million convergent RGUs, up 142.5% on the previous year, and 509,800 convergent customers.The company saw its pay TV base return to growth for the first time since 2012, adding 13,900 subscribers.Operating revenue for the second quarter were €355.9 million, up 3.2%. EBITDA was €138.5 million, up 3.2%.last_img

Sky has invested £300000 €396000 in mobile fan

first_imgSky has invested £300,000 (€396,000) in mobile fan engagement and sports marketing company InCrowd.The firm specialises in mobile apps, real time content, match analysis and interactive games – and provides clubs and rights holders with a direct way to engage with fans.InCrowd has also developed its own connectivity software that sits within its apps and will work with Sky – which already runs The Cloud public WiFi hotspots – to “develop in-stadia connectivity even further”.“This is the latest in a series of investments in pioneering technology companies, which we know bring real benefits to customers. We’re really looking forward to working with InCrowd, a company that shares our passion for innovation, and for finding new and exciting ways to deliver content,” said Sky’s director of corporate development and strategic investments, Emma Lloyd.London and Brighton-based InCrowd was formed last year by the team behind sports data company, Opta, and the deal marks Sky’s latest technology investment.Last week Sky announced it had invested US$10 million (€9.3 million) in an equity share in programmatic marketing analytics and data management company, DataXu.It also has also previously struck investment deals with over-the-top video company TV4 Entertainment, online video aggregator Pluto TV, online sports network Whistle Sports, IP streaming service provider Roku and cinematic virtual reality company Jaunt.last_img

Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries Liberty Global lost

first_imgLiberty Global CEO, Mike FriesLiberty Global lost a total of 400,000 European video subscribers in 2015, but said that demand for its faster broadband speeds, TiVo and Horizon TV services “remained robust”.Announcing its fourth quarter and full year 2015 results, Liberty Global said that it gained 51,000 revenue generating units (RGUs) for video in Central and Eastern Europe last year.However, this was “more than offset” by weaker trends in its Western European markets. Liberty was hit particularly hard in the Netherlands, with Ziggo losing a total 200,000 video RGUs in the year.Despite this, Liberty said that it migrated 1.5 million of its legacy video subscribers to one of its next generation TV platforms in 2015 – which included increasing its Horizon TV base by 800,000 and growing its TiVo platform in the UK by 350,000.Elsewhere it added 140,000 digital TV subscribers in Belgium with a “Horizon-like user interface”, and upgraded over 170,000 legacy boxes to its ‘Horizon-light’ platform in the Czech Republic.“There were a number of video innovation milestones that we achieved in 2015, including the successful launch of Replay TV in the Netherlands, Switzerland and Ireland, the expansion of our multi-screen TV viewing services across all 12 of our European markets and the enhancement of out-of-home video capabilities,” said Liberty.In the UK, Liberty-owned operator Virgin Media added 33,000 TV RGUs in the year, but said that this trend was partially impacted by “elevated TV churn” after it raised the price of its XL package in Q3 to recoup a portion of its investment in BT Sport Europe. “TV disconnects returned to more normalised levels in Q4,” said Liberty.Overall in the fourth quarter, Liberty reported total revenue of US$4.60 billion, down slightly year-on-year, while operating cash flow was up slightly at US$2.19 billion.last_img

The Kudelski Group has dismissed all pending paten

first_imgThe Kudelski Group has dismissed all pending patent litigation with Hulu, after reaching an agreement with patent risk management services firm RPX Corp.The move marks the latest patent agreement to be reached by Switzerland-based TV technology specialist after it reached a licence deal with Apple earlier this month.The Apple deal dismissed all pending patent litigation between the two firms. Kudelski subsidiaries Nagravision and OpenTV filed claims for three patent infringements against Apple in the Düsseldorf District Court in Germany back in 2014.In May of this year, Kudelski also settled all patent litigation it had with Yahoo, with the two companies entering a patent license agreement whereby Yahoo agreed to make a one-time up-front license fee payment to Kudelski.Financial terms and further details of the Hulu agreement were not disclosed.last_img

Vivendi denied over the weekend that it was in tal

first_imgVivendi denied over the weekend that it was in talks with Orange and said that there was no discussion of a possible deal involving Telecom Italia as well as Orange and Vivendi.Vivendi’s refutation followed Orange CEO Stéphane Richard’s widely reported comments from an event in Morocco last week that  Orange would consider buying Canal+ if Vivendi put it up for sale.This was followed by French press reports that a deal could involve a wider cross-ownership deal between Orange and Vivendi that may also involve Italy’s Telecom Italia, in which Vivendi is the largest shareholder with a 24% stake.A deal with Canal+ would potentially put Orange in a better place to see off any challenge from Altic-owned SFR, which is investing significantly in content and channels in France, most recently signing exclusive partnerships with Discovery and NBCUniversal.Orange recently struck a deal with Canal+ to offer the latter’s channels as part of an integrated offering with its own broadband service.last_img

Noel Curran The former director general of Irish n

first_imgNoel CurranThe former director general of Irish national broadcaster RTÉ, Noel Curran, has taken up his new role as director general of the EBU.Curran has replaced Ingrid Deltenre, who has stepped down from the European Broadcasting Union’s top job after eight years to focus on her various board responsibilities.“I am delighted to be taking the helm of the world’s leading alliance of public service media (PSM),” said Curran“This is a challenging time for everyone working in PSM but, it is also an incredibly exciting time, with new technology presenting a slew of new opportunities and the role of public service broadcasters as trusted sources of news and information never being more important than it is today.”Curran was director general of RTÉ between 2010 and 2016, having previously worked in various roles at the Irish broadcaster as a journalist, producer and managing director.RTÉ announced Curran’s departure last April, when it named Discovery’s Northern Europe chief, Dee Forbes, as its first female director general.Deltenre meanwhile announced in February that she would step down from the EBU this summer after to focus her attention on her board duties at Banque Cantonale Vaudoise, Givaudan and Deutsche Post/DHL.Curran was named as the EBU’s next director general in May.last_img

Settop box vendor EKT and software platform devel

first_imgSet-top box vendor EKT and software platform developer Nordija have announced a new contract with Air Link Communications to deploy a pre-integrated DVB/IP Hybrid solution in Trinidad and Tobago.The new solution will be based on EKT’s LinuxTV platform with a user experience developed by Nordja and serve as a flexible and scalable solution to be deployed on both cable and IP networks. Keenan Singh, CEO of Air Link Networks said: “Despite the enormous offer of Set tops, middleware and security platform, we found that really a handful of partnerships could deliver what we were looking for.“Bringing a user experience that is being used by many European operators to our region gives us a real proven advantage. Combined with the flexible platforms of EKT, we are changing the way video is consumed in our region.Jeroen van Vliet, CCO of Nordija added: ‘’We are delighted to strengthen our partnership with EKT by delivering yet another successful project together. Working with a partner like EKT has proven to be a great match and I look forward to advancing and continuing this partnership in the coming years.”Richard Smith, founder and CEO at EKT concluded: “We are proud to be partnering with Nordija. Our complete range with their market leading platform will bring a host of new possibilities for both our companies,” said, he continued “we are now looking forward to bringing this pre-integrated solution to more clients in the LATAM region.”This solution will be on display during IBC in Amsterdam, Sept 13-17.last_img

castledergCO TYRONEHEARTLESS THIEVES STEAL CHARITY

first_img castledergCO TYRONEHEARTLESS THIEVES STEAL CHARITY BOXES IN BURGLARY AT PETROL STATIONRIVERSIDE SERVICE STATION A police spokesperson said: “A cash register was stolen as well as a substantial amount of cigarettes.“Two  charity boxes, which were for Chest Heart and Stroke and Friends Of Kenya.“Please contact us on 101 quoting reference 317 22/4/17 if you have information which may assist enquiries.”HEARTLESS THIEVES STEAL CHARITY BOXES IN BURGLARY AT PETROL STATION was last modified: April 23rd, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: POLICE are investigating a burglary at petrol station during which a number of needy charity boxes were stolen.The incident happened at Riverside Service Station, Castlederg in the early hours of Saturday morning, April 22.Officers are keen to speak to anyone who noticed a dark coloured vehicle at the premises at approximately 5 am.center_img ShareTweetlast_img

The imagination and creativity that goes into pla

first_img“The imagination and creativity that goes into planning the St Patrick’s Day parade and support activities really reflect the talent and community spirit of the local area. “The event has elements for all to enjoy and people of all ages can join in the fun. “I really want to encourage anyone who feels they can contribute to this important community highlight to get involved and really make this year’s experience one to remember.”This year’s carnival parade will be a colourful celebration centring around the mythical land of everlasting youth and joy, Tír Na nÓg, reflecting Council’s focus on youth culture this year as part of the Youth 19 programme. The themes will include depictions of youth in myth and legend both in the Celtic tradition and in the many diverse cultures across the world. The North West Carnival Initiative will lead a series of workshops leading up to the event focusing on creating props, costume making and face painting for any groups who want to support the festival.Festivals and Events Manager with Derry City and Strabane District Council, Jacqueline Whoriskey, said: “What sets the St Patrick’s celebrations apart in Strabane is the strong sense of community pride in the event and we have been delighted at the buy in from local organisations to date. “This is the final opportunity to find out how groups can get involved and put their own mark on the traditional festivities that bring the community together each year.”If you are interested in taking part in the parade or becoming a volunteer, please contact Ashleigh Devine at Ashleigh.devine@derrystrabane.com or 71253253 Ext:4222Local groups invited to join Strabane St Patrick’s festivities was last modified: February 11th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: Supported by Derry City and Strabane District Council, the St Patrick’s Day Festival brings together community, school, charity and sporting groups who work together to produce an event that showcases the talents of all involved.A final call out is now being issued to any local organisations who want to join in the carnival fun this year. Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District, Councillor John Boyle, said it offered a fantastic opportunity for local people to get involved in a major civic and cultural event.“The St Patrick’s festivities in Strabane are growing year on year and that’s very much testament to the many local organisations and businesses who support the event,” he declared. Derry and Strabane CouncilFestivals and Events ManagerJACQUELINE WHORISKEYLocal groups invited to join Strabane St Patrick’s festivitiesMayor John BoyleNorth West Carnival Initiative ShareTweet Families enjoying the St Patrick’s Day parade in Strabane last year. Pic by North West NewspixLOCAL groups across Strabane and the surrounding areas are being invited to join in the exciting community festivities planned for the St Patrick’s Day Festival event taking place in Strabane Town Centre on Sunday March 17.The parade is one of the main highlights of the local annual events calendar and draws thousands of people into the town for an unforgettable on street celebration. last_img

He added that he could not have the boy dictating

first_imgHe added that he could not have the boy dictating when he would attend court.Derry court issues arrest warrant for no-show 12-year-old boy accused of rioting was last modified: June 19th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: Derry court issues arrest warrant for no-show 12-year-old boy accused of riotingDISTRICT JUDGE BARNEY MCELHOLMEuropean election polling stationgalliagh ShareTweet At the time police said officers were lured into the area over a hoax device and then came under attack by youths hurling petrol bombs.The youth is also charged with possessing a paint bomb when arrested.A defence solicitor told the court the schoolboy had refused to leave his care home for today’s court appearance.Presiding District Judge Barney McElholm said he was issuing the arrest warrant despite being loathe to do so. Arrest warrant issued for who refused to come to court in Derry today on riotous behaviour and paint bomb offencesA judge at Derry Magistrates’ Court has issued an arrest warrant for a 12-year-old boy who failed to appear in court charged with rioting.The youth was arrested by police following disorder near a European election polling station in the Galliagh area of Derry on May 23.last_img