Police renew appeal into sudden death of Derry woman

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook WhatsApp By News Highland – March 9, 2012 Google+ Twitter Pinterest Police renew appeal into sudden death of Derry woman Google+ Police in Foyle investigating the sudden death of Michelle Clift have renewed their appeal for any information relating to her last known movements.Forty-one year old Michelle was last seen leaving her home address in Foyle Park around 8.30am on February 29th. Her body was recovered from the river close to playing fields in Coshowen the following morning (March 1st).Police would like to hear from anyone who saw or spoke to Michelle in that time period. She was 5’6” tall with light brown hair and was wearing black trousers and a black t-shirt with black boots. 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img Twitter Pinterest Previous articleBroad welcome to Donegal festival funding announcementNext articleFather tells how he witnesses the shooting of his son in Derry News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Newsx Adverts WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal last_img read more

LNG Port Hearings Nov 4, 5

first_imgBy John BurtonThe local community has an opportunity to weigh in on the proposed and controversial liquid natural gas port off of the New Jersey and New York coast, both Wednesday, Nov. 4 and Thursday Nov. 5 with environmental groups seeing it as one last chance to voice opposition.The local public input session, sponsored by the U.S. Maritime Administration, will start with an open house, beginning at 4:30 p.m. each day, with the formal hearings slated from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel, Hwy. 35, Eatontown.The Port Ambrose liquid natural gas terminal has sparked vocal opposition from environmental groups while those proposing the plan insist it will offer additional energy independence. The Maritime Administration is also holding hearings in New York on Monday, Nov. 2 and Tuesday, Nov. 3, at the Long Beach Hotel, Long Beach, Long Island.
In addition to the public hearings, the public can continue to submit written comments until the end of November.“This is where the story is going to end,” said Cindy Zipf, executive director of Clean Ocean Action, one of the environmental organizations that have voiced staunch opposition for the plan. “Either we’re going to have an industrialized ocean off our coast or we’re not.”Representatives for Liberty Natural Gas, LLC, which is proposing the LNG, have continued to argue the facility will be a safe and effective way of storing the fuel off of the coast.Following the hearings, the maritime administration and the U.S. Coast Guard will evaluate the public comments and offer its recommendation and would be responsible for issuing the necessary permits. But before that, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will have a 45-day period to offer their take, with both having the ability to unilaterally veto the plan.As has been the case prior to the last public input sessions in January, calls to both governors’ offices seeking comment were not returned.But Christie back in 2011 did veto a similar proposal put forth by Liberty Natural Gas to establish a deep water natural gas terminal, Port Liberty, off of Asbury Park and had said publicly at the time he would continue to oppose such facilities off of New Jersey.State Senator Jennifer Beck and Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande (both R-11) have also expressed their opposition.Liberty Natural Gas, Jersey City, is a privately held, for-profit holding company and is advised by the Toronto, Canada-based West Face Capital investment capital firm, according to information provided by Liberty Natural Gas.The firm would like to construct the terminal which would sit about 28 miles off Long Branch and 18 miles from Long Island, New York’s shore.Boaters let their objections known as they oppose the possible construction of a liquid naturalgas terminal off the New Jersey coast. Photo courtesy Clean Ocean ActionThe facility’s pipeline would run about 13 miles off Sandy Hook, Zipf maintained.Opponents see this as another unnecessary commercialization of the waterways, potentially environmentally harmful and posing a national security threat.“It’ll be very close to the most densely populated, urbanized area in America,” and could present a terrorist target, Zipf warned.Liberty Natural Gas, however, has maintained it would allow for an affordable and readily available supply of natural gas, helping stabilize prices, especially during the winter months, when natural gas can have wide price swings.Liberty said its position has been bolstered by the release of the maritime association and Coast Guard’s 4,000-plus page environmental impact statement, company representatives say support their assertion. Roger Whelan, Liberty’s chief executive officer said in a released statement that the report, “confirms that Port Ambrose is a safe and environmentally responsible project with minimum impact.”
Zipf countered by saying that report acknowledges the billions of gallons of Atlantic Ocean water that could be contaminated “and you read about the 46 million fish eggs and larvae they’re going to destroy.”last_img read more

Saints clinch BCIHL title go from cellar to penthouse in one season

first_img“We had a 42-16 advantage in shots on goal and could have had a few more goals.”(Eastern goalie Jason) Greenwell was very good in net for Eastern and we weren’t great in terms of finishing plays. But overall it was a very strong team effort and a good bounce-back from a poor performance last weekend.”Kam Crawford opened the scoring for the Saints on the power-play midway through the first period when his wrist shot from the point found its way through a screen and past Greenwell.And the hosts doubled their lead four minutes on a similar play, this time with Dylan Smith wristing home from high in the slot with the man-advantage. Eastern replied before intermission, however, as Eagles captain Bret Kellogg’s nifty redirect of a Zach Maxwell point shot beat Saints starter Alex Sirard. The teams traded chances throughout the second, but the period remained scoreless until Connor McLaughlin slammed home a Crawford rebound on yet another Saints power-play with just five seconds remaining in the frame. The goal came just a handful of seconds after Sirard made a breakaway save on Ryan Pajimola with a chance for EWU to tie the game. Sirard maintained his perfect record and picked up his 11th win on the season with a 14-save effort. Greenwell was unlucky to take the loss following a 39-save performance. Crawford, McLaughlin and Cody Fidgett all picked up two points on the night, while Jordan Wood picked up an assist and now holds a 6-point lead over linemate Logan Proulx stop the league scoring charts.Sunday, Eastern snapped a 1-1 tie with four unanswered goals to rout the Saints. The final two markers came on speical teams, one power play and one shorthanded.Selkirk is back in action with a two-game road trip.The Saints meet TRU Friday in Kamloops before meeting SFU Saturday in Burnaby.Selkirk concludes the regular season with a home-and-home series against Eastern Washington.The first round of the playoffs are schedule for March 8-10.Eastern and UVIC are currently tied for the fourth playoff spot, each with 17 points. The Selkirk College Saints clinched its first B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League regular season title by splitting a pair of weekend games with Eastern Washington University.The title completes a worst-to-first season for the Saints, who finished dead last in 2012.The Saints opened the weekend by edging out the Eagles 3-2 Saturday at the Castlegar Rec Complex.The two points, coupled with SFU’s 4-2 loss to Trinity Western, assures the Saints no worse than a tie atop the standings and secured first place based on the league’s tie-breaking formula.Selkirk has 36 points with five regular season games remaining while Simon Fraser sit four points back with two games yet to play.Sunday, Selkirk lost 5-1 to Eastern Washington.”There are games where the score probably doesn’t represent the run of play and this was one of those,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois after Selkirk’s one-goal win at home Saturday.last_img read more

Cranes can stun Egypt in Alexandria, says Okwi

first_imgEmmanuel okwi dribbles past Egyptian Abouzeid Muhamed  in the world cup qualifier at Namboole last Thursday. Courtesy photo.By Shaban BentekeCranes striker Emmanuel Okwi has said the Ugandan team is highly rejuvenated and stands a chance of beating Egypt in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier between Uganda and Egypt in Alexandria.Okwi who scored the lone goal that sunk the Pharoahs in Kampala on Thursday said: “When you win such a high profile game against a formidable opponent like Egypt the levels of motivation immensely raise.”Okwi who was speaking to PML Daily Saturday morning said the Tuesday game will be different from the Thursday encounter.“For the Tuesday game, momentum shifts due to lack of home support but on the back of the result in Kampala, I think we can get a result,” he said.“We will of course fancy our chances due to the fact that they are under immense pressure to perform. We will use that as the driving factor to frustrate them from minute one and hopefuly after the final whistle, we can come home back with at least a point,” he added.Okwi who plays for Tanzanian giants Simba scored his first goal for Cranes in over three years. Okwi’s last goal before Thursday was in July 2014 in the 2-0 win over Mauritania in an AFCON qualifier.“It is always a big boost for a striker to score a goal,” Okwi said.Emmanuel Okwi (left) celebrates after scoring the lone goal that drowned the Egyptians on Thursday. Courtesy photo.“It has been a while since I last scored for the Cranes in such a high profile match and I hope that after breaking the drought, I will be able to score more and more,” he added.The former SC Villa striker is highly tipped to start in Alexandria after Thursday’s goal despite the possible return to the starting line up of Romanian based William Kizito Luwagga who came off the bench at Namboole.Luwagga, who arrived in the country late Wednesday night, has always been a starter for the Cranes and his late arrival could be the only reason he sat at the bench.Commentslast_img read more

Aston Villa v Brentford line-ups: Bees make one change, Villa man ruled out

first_imgBrentford make one change for their visit to Aston Villa, with Andreas Bjelland replacing the injured Callum Elder at left-back.Scott Hogan remains up front following his two goals at Brighton on Saturday, meaning Lasse Vibe – available again after suspension – has to make do with a place on the bench.Yoann Barbet and Alan McCormack also return to the squad, among the substitutes.Aston Villa make two changes, with Mile Jedinak and Rudy Gestede coming in for Gary Gardner and Jack Grealish, who is carrying a knock.Jonathan Kodjia moves out to Grealish’s position wide on the left, allowing Gestede to play up front.Aston Villa: Gollini; De Laet, Elphick, Chester, Cissokho; Ayew, Jedinak, Westwood, Gestede; McCormack, Kodjia. Subs: Bunn, Richards, Baker, Amavi, Gardner, Bacuna, Green.Brentford: Bentley; Colin, Dean, Egan, Bjelland; Yennaris, Woods; Clarke, Sawyers, MacLeod; Hogan. Subs: Bonham, Barbet, McCormack, McEachran, Saunders, Kaikai, Vibe.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

College scandal: No prison for contrite ex-Stanford coach in admissions fraud

first_imgA federal judge Wednesday spared Stanford’s disgraced former sailing coach from prison for his role in the massive college admissions bribery and cheating scandal in which he was the first to be sentenced, a blow to prosecutors who had urged more than a year behind bars.U.S. District Court Judge Rya Zobel sentenced former coach John Vandemoer to two years of supervised release with six months of home detention and ordered him to pay $10,000 fine. She credited him with a day already served in …last_img read more

Seacom cable construction begins

first_img13 December 2007Tyco Telecommunications has announced that it has started construction on the US$650-million Seacom undersea fibre-optic cable, which will link southern and eastern Africa with India and Europe by 2009, bringing down connectivity costs on the continent.“Seacom’s offerings will complement communication carriers of south and east africa through the sale of wholesale international capacity to global networks eastward through India and westward through Europe,” Tyco said in a statement on Wednesday.“The system will provide African retail carriers with equal and open access to inexpensive bandwidth, removing the international infrastructure bottleneck and supporting east and south African economic growth.”According to Tyco, the increased capacity of the cable as compared to existing infrastructure will enable the greater availability and lower cost of high-demand services such as high definition television (HDTV), peer to peer networks and internet protocol television (IPTV).Majority African ownedSouth African companies will own half of the private equity funded Seacom undersea fibre-optic cable, with total African ownership of the cable to reach 75%.The future of the 15 000km SEA Cable System (Seacom) was previously in doubt when Communications Minister Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri announced that any cable landing in the country would have to be majority South African owned.Business Day reported in November that local investment company VenFin was putting in $75-million for a 25% stake in the project, while black economic empowerment companies Shanduka and Convergence Partners were each taking a 12.5% stake worth $37.5-million.The paper added that Industrial Promotion Services, a unit of Kenya-based development agency the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, had also taken a 25% stake in the cable, making it majority-owned by African investors.The group had already awarded a $10-million marine survey and engineering contract to American-based Tyco Telecommunications.“East and South African user demand for international bandwidth, whether for business, institution or individual use, has greatly surpassed the existing supply,” Herakles Telecom vice president Brian Herlihy said in the statement by Tyco. “Seacom, as an international submarine cable system, will provide significant supply at affordable prices.”According to Business Day, New York-based Herakles Telecom is a development group that has invested some $4-billion in Africa, and owns 25% of the cable.South Africa’s second national operator, Neotel, is not part of the cable-building consortium, but owns the landing rights as part of its licence and will contribute R20-million toward the project, with funds going toward the cable landing station and all related facilities within South African territory.‘Cable a success story’“We are particularly excited that the South African investors in Seacom have a 50% stake, making this [cable] one of the country’s success stories”, Neotel managing director Ajay Pandey said in a company statement.Seacom will have a capacity of 1.28 terabits per second, which is approximately 10 times the current capacity of the SAT-3 cable which runs along Africa’s west coast and connects South Africa to Europe.According to Neotel, the cable should be ready for service during 2009, placing South Africa in a much stronger position to support the 2010 Fifa World Cup, whose demand for international bandwidth, and in particular high definition television broadcasting, will be unprecedented.In addition, Neotel states it will operate the local landing station and facilities on an open access basis, thus stimulating the country’s international bandwidth market.“Neotel remains committed to a new era in the telecoms industry of South Africa where access to international bandwidth will not be as constrained.” Pandey said.SAinfo reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

2010 Fifa World Cup: Loftus Versfeld Stadium 1

first_imgLocation: Pretoria (City of Tshwane Municipality), Gauteng provinceCapacity: 49 365 seatsMatches: Serbia vs Ghana (13 June), South Africa vs Uruguay (16 June), Cameroon vs Denmark (19 June), USA vs Algeria (23 June), Chile vs Spain (25 June), Round of 16 (29 June)Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.  Photo: Graeme Williams,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution jpeg image • Download high-resolution tiff image Photo: Graeme Williams,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution jpeg image • Download high-resolution tiff image Photo: Graeme Williams,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution jpeg image • Download high-resolution tiff image Photo: Graeme Williams,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution jpeg image • Download high-resolution tiff image Photo: Graeme Williams,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution jpeg image • Download high-resolution tiff image Photo: Graeme Williams,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution jpeg image • Download high-resolution tiff image Photo: Graeme Williams,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution jpeg image • Download high-resolution tiff image Photo: Graeme Williams,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution jpeg image • Download high-resolution tiff image Photo: Graeme Williams,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution jpeg image • Download high-resolution tiff image Photo: Graeme Williams,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution jpeg image • Download high-resolution tiff image {loadposition fifa}last_img read more

(Really) big dairy drama

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Lost Valley Farm, the second largest dairy in Oregon, has been in the news numerous times with diverse legal issues. The drama would make for a great made-for-TV movie, but I don’t think it would air on the Hallmark Channel.Last year, 59-year old Greg te Velde, of Tipton, California, sought permits for a 30,000 cow dairy, which would make it the second largest milk producer in the state of Oregon. The dairy is located on 7,000 acres near Boardman, along the Columbia River in North Central Oregon. More importantly, the site is near the 70,000-head Threemile Canyon Farms, the largest dairy in Oregon. Permitting 100,000 cows in close proximity seems like more than a concentration.There was trouble from the start. To say it lacked local support might be the understatement of the year. There were 4,200 public comments opposed to the dairy in writing.The Oregon Department of Agriculture and Department of Environmental Quality granted the CAFO, and the dairy began operations in April of last year. About the same time, the dairy began racking up citations, as well. Lost Valley failed numerous inspections, was cited four times for permit violations and fined $10,640.The most interesting legal twist was the arrest of the owner for soliciting a prostitute and possession of methamphetamine. That happened on August 19, 2017, in Kennewick, Wa. Greg te Velde was one of 10 people arrested in a Tri-Counties prostitution sting.That was not the only criminal case te Velde faced. He was cited for careless driving contributing to an accident, after he hit an Oregon Department of Transportation truck, on Interstate 84 in Hood River County and fined $450.On the civil side, te Velde was sued by a company that worked on construction of Lost Valley. Laser Land Leveling, Inc., an Idaho contractor, alleges they are owed $1.4 million on a $5.8 million contract.In January of this year, the Oregon Department of Agriculture took legal action to close the dairy due to the environmental problems caused by non-compliance. The agency and the operator, however, reached a settlement, and the dairy remained in production, although with weekly inspections.The latest news is that while the owner made peace with the state agency, he was not able to achieve an agreement with his lender. The dairy is reportedly $60 million in debt, with multiple notes in default, to Rabobank, a Dutch agricultural lender. The banker is calling for a foreclosure sale. To date, the owner has not permitted anyone from the auction house, Toppenish Livestock, on the property. There are 10,500 milking and dry cows and 4,000 replacement heifers the bank wants sold on April 27.Let’s count the different kinds of lawyers that Lost Valley needed in the past two years: an environmental lawyer for the permitting process and repeated violations; a business lawyer for proper business creation; a criminal lawyer for the soliciting and possession and careless driving; if he was married, a divorce lawyer may have been needed when his spouse discovered the solicitation charge; a civil litigator for the construction non-payment suit; and a bankruptcy lawyer for dealing with debtor/creditor issues with Rabobank. That is a total of five, minimum.Contrast this scenario with the recent news about the 130 family dairy farms who are facing closing their operations because Dean Foods canceled their contracts. Walmart opened their own processing plant and prefers to deal with big farms sending whole semi loads. Most of those family farms canceled by Dean Foods have never had an environmental violation, a civil lawsuit of any kind, and certainly no criminal charges. The cost of production on these farms is clearly lower than the high overhead created by the new construction of massive operations. It has been established repeatedly that the quality of milk on small family dairies is preferable to that of the very large dairies.Not to mention the genetics of the cows — the small family dairy farms have cows that have been selectively bred for generations. The largest dairies go for quantity over quality. Family farms tend to have aged cows in their milking string. On a very large dairy, a three-year-old is a rarity and a relic.Where do your want your milk from? I keep hearing that folks want fresh, safe, healthy food from local family farms. What are we, as a country, doing to make sure this happens?last_img read more

South Korea Wants Action against North Korea over Closed-door Game: Report

first_imgSeoul: South Korea’s national football federation has asked the sport’s continental body to consider action against North Korea for staging their 2022 World Cup qualifier behind closed doors, according to a local media report on Friday.Tuesday’s game in Pyongyang, the first between the two teams on North Korean soil in 30 years, ended in a 0-0 draw in front of empty stands. It was not broadcast after the North refused to screen it live. The Korea Football Association (KFA) wrote a letter of complaint to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) that fans and media were not allowed to attend the match, the Yonhap news agency reported.”We asked North Korea on multiple occasions for help in allowing our media and supporters to travel to Pyongyang, but North Korea refused to cooperate,” the KFA said.”We believe the AFC should review whether it should discipline North Korea’s football association for its lack of cooperation in these and other matters.”An AFC spokesman said global body FIFA was the governing entity for World Cup qualifiers.Last year saw a flurry of sports diplomacy between the neighbours but ties have since cooled over stalled negotiations over the North’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.They are technically still at war as their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce rather than a peace treaty.Tottenham Hotspur’s South Korean striker Son Heung-min said it had been a bad-tempered match.”The game was so tough that I think we were very lucky already to be back with no one injured,” he told reporters on Thursday upon arrival at Incheon.”We could even hear many very offensive curses from the other side.” Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. 2022 fifa world cupafcAsian QualifiersFIFA First Published: October 18, 2019, 2:28 PM ISTlast_img read more