ELECTION 2014: ‘LET’S MAKE FRIDAY A REFERENDUM ON AUSTERITY’ SAYS MURRAY

first_imgJack MurrayInishowen Sinn Féin councillor Jack Murray has made a final appeal to voters saying that Friday’s elections had become much more important than parish pump politics and asked the people of Inishowen to make this election a referendum on austerity and vote for change.Cllr Murray said: “Over the last three years I have worked tirelessly for the people of Inishowen. This work included:“I established the unfinished estates working group in the peninsula. This led to the successful completion of many unfinished estates such as Ard Ban and while another motion will also successfully fix the sewerage problem in 3 estates in Bridgend this summer. “I successfully prevented the council from accessing personal information to track those boycotting the household charge.“Securing investment on many roads throughout Inishowen in order to improve road safety, including a road crossing in Muff which (despite many delays) will go ahead in June.“I opposed all unfair budgets in Donegal County Council despite the risk of losing my seat in doing so.“I have been an outspoken critic of St Patrick’s Day junkets to America. “I have helped countless people gain improvements to their council homes and helped many people overturn incorrect decisions on social welfare, carer’s and medical card decisions.“I have also secured thousands of euro to dozens of community and sporting groups throughout Inishowen.“However, this local election has become much more than parish pump politics. It is an opportunity to have an impact on national government policy. It is on opportunity for the people to say, en masse, that enough is enough. This election can become a referendum on austerity.“I would ask that you use your vote to oppose water charges and the property tax. Say that forced emigration is not a solution to the unemployment crisis and that it is not good enough for Donegal to be the only county in the state without access to rail. Say that we want that A5 so that we can have a dual carriageway connection to Dublin like every other region in Ireland.“We should voice our anger that there is not a single cancer centre for excellence, in this state, above the Galway-Dublin line despite there being 8 below it. “We have been ignored for so long by successive governments who have been supported by their colleagues in the council. This our chance to stand up for Donegal.“We now need a strong collective voice which says that there is a better way. This can only be done by voting Sinn Fein. We are the only candidates who are asking for a mandate for a credible and fairer economic alternative.“I hope that the people of Inishowen can endorse that alternative next Friday and I would appeal to voters to vote for myself, Ciaran Mclaughlin and Albert Doherty in the local elections and vote for Matt Carthy in the European election.”ELECTION 2014: ‘LET’S MAKE FRIDAY A REFERENDUM ON AUSTERITY’ SAYS MURRAY was last modified: May 19th, 2014 by John2Share 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)last_img read more

A snapshot of the 49ers’ season, from Lambeau on MNF to Sherman’s Seattle return

first_img(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)Get 49ers news in your inbox. Sign up now for the free 49ers HQ newsletter.A closer look at the gauntlet the 49ers will run this NFL season, starting Sunday in Minneapolis…Sundayat Minnesota Vikings (10 a.m., FOX)With Jerick McKinnon’s grand return squelched, we’ll have to focus instead on that Kirk Cousins/Jimmy Garoppolo/Kyle Shanahan love-triangle storyline. Sept. 16vs. Detroit Lions (1:05 p.m., …last_img read more

Womens basketball Kelsey Mitchell returning for senior season

OSU junior guard Kelsey Mitchell dribbles past senior guard Christen Inman of Northwestern. OSU won, 99-68 in the third round of the Big Ten tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on March 3. Credit: Ashley Nelson | Sports DirectorOn Wednesday night Ohio State junior guard Kelsey Mitchell announced she will return for her senior season with the Buckeyes. Mitchell is the all-time leader in three-point made field goals and is just 265 points away from leading the Buckeyes in all-time points scored.Mitchell released a statement giving her reasons to return, citing her studies and getting the Buckeyes to the Final Four.“Getting a degree from The Ohio State University was one of my top goals when coming to college and I look forward to completing my degree next spring. My teammates and I also have a number of goals we have yet to accomplish on the court. One of those goals is to play in the Final Four and we have a tremendous opportunity to do that next year here in Columbus. I’m excited to get back in the gym with my teammates and continue to work to get better,” she said.Earlier this week she was named an Associated Press All-American, her third time earning the title in her three seasons of play. Mitchell was also named this year’s Big Ten Player of the Year for the second time. read more

Bayern chief Lewandowski 100 staying

first_imgBayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has insisted that Robert Lewandowski is going nowhere and that he is 100% certain of thatThe Polish international has been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid for the start of next season and is reportedly keen on the move, in a bid to win that elusive Champions League title.But Rummenigge has denied that any such move move is on the table and has made a bet that Lewandowski will remain at the Allianz Arena for next season to express his confidence on the matter.Asked about the Robert Lewandowski speculation, Rummenigge tells kicker “It’s well known that I like to make a bet every now and again. I’ll take the bet that Robert is 100% playing for Bayern Munich next season.” https://t.co/kMr9bGlb0wrb leipzig, bayern munichReport: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…— Mark Lovell (@LovellLowdown) 25 March 2018Lewandowski has been strongly linked with a move to the Spanish capital for the past few seasons after a strong spell at Bayern, which has seen the 29 year-old score an impressive 32 goals in 37 appearances this season.last_img read more

Inter brings food and football to Venezuela

first_imgThe Italian Lega Serie A club is teaching children to play the sport in the South American country while also feeding themThe current situation in Venezuela is critical.The country is suffering in all aspects of daily life, with people not having food to feed their families.But Italian Lega Serie A giants Internazionale Milan have done their part with their sport and education program Inter Campus.In a press release by the team, Inter has informed that they are helping many children.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“Two football training sessions are held every week, with three instructors dedicating their afternoons to coaching the children in the heart of the Petare slum,” said the team on the official website.“Then add the magic of receiving the Nerazzurri shirt every year and feeling part of a group by putting it on – everything is now set for a year of sport and education with Inter Campus.”“Thanks to our local partners, we have been able to guarantee each child a warm meal at the end of every training session,” they added.“250 meals are being supplied every week, with the children having the opportunity to consume pasta, legumes and fruit and vegetables, things which are often missing from Venezuelans’ diets.”last_img read more

Stepney believed Gordon Banks was a gentleman

first_imgThe former England national team player talked how he missed Banks in the 1970 World Cup last match and the kind of person he was.The England national team was knocked out of the 1970 FIFA World Cup in Mexico by West Germany.That day, goalkeeper Gordon Banks did not play as he was sick in his hotel room.“The day of the quarter-final we went for breakfast, then for a walk. The game was at midday, it was 100 degrees, it was the turn of Peter Bonetti [Chelsea goalkeeper] to be the substitute goalkeeper, not mine, and when Alf [Ramsey] named the team he named Gordon and that seemed to be it,” former Three Lions footballer Alex Stepney told The Guardian.“The FIFA rules of those times were that if you weren’t involved you had to go and sit in the stand. So I went back to my room to get my camera and that’s when I found that Gordon was bad and being sick in the toilet.”“I became a sub, Peter Bonetti was now selected. Yet when I went back to my room after the match Gordon thought we’d won because we were 2-0 up [Banks was watching a delayed television broadcast],” he explained.“I had to tell him the bad news. I held up my fingers to indicate the score [2-3] and he just couldn’t believe it. I think it made him worse!”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“Don’t forget in those days we didn’t have goalkeeper coaches,” he remembered.“Basically what you did you did for yourself and when I worked with him we expressed ideas between us – that’s what it was all about.”“He inspired me so much regarding how I played: I’d like to think I wasn’t a flashy keeper, either. I learned a lot from him, working and playing against him,” Stepney continued.“Gordon was such a gentleman and an absolute one-off. His death is a very sad loss to the game.”“He is England’s best-ever goalkeeper – he won the World Cup, as simple as that, and 53 years on he’s still the only keeper who has done that,” he said.“At the end of the day I had Gordon Banks in front of me regarding England and you cannot argue with that.”last_img read more

Courtois Real Madrid lost control in Girona defeat

first_imgGoalkeeper Thibaut Courtois believes Girona’s strong second-half display proved key to ending Real Madrid’s eight-match unbeaten run.Prior to today’s encounter, Real had secured five successive La Liga wins to put themselves within six points of leaders Barcelona and an unlikely title challenge looked set to go ahead after beating city rivals Atletico Madrid 3-1 last weekend.But Los Blancos were sent back crashing down to Earth this afternoon in front of their home supporters at the Santiago Bernabeu.Casemiro’s 25th-minute header from Toni Kroos’ cross down the right wing appeared to set a heavily changed Real side, who were missing a suspended Luka Modric with Gareth Bale benched, on course for a sixth consecutive league win.Things soon fell apart though in the second-half with Cristhian Stuani’s penalty putting Girona back on level terms before Portu headed in another for the visitors in the 75th-minute to seal a shock 2-1 win.Adding to Real’s misery came when Sergio Ramos was sent off in stoppage-time for an attempted overhead kick that instead caught Girona’s Pedro Alcala.“We played well in the first half, but the pace was not as high as in some of our recent games,” said Courtois on the club website.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“They had two chances which I was able to stop but in the second half they played much better and brought a real threat. Girona always make life difficult, it’s three points we really had to win today”.“The penalty is a shame. After that we struggled to control the game and that’s when they made it 1-2.“We didn’t react well and Girona took the win. Now we have to continue winning games and put in a good performance against Levante. We have to keep fighting, La Liga is a long-run thing”.Santiago Solari’s side are now third in La Liga and will next take a trip to Levante UD next Sunday.FP: @realmadrid 1-2 @GironaFC ⚽ @Casemiro 25′; Stuani 65′ (p), Portu 75’#RMLiga pic.twitter.com/pta596lvkJ— Real Madrid C.F.⚽ (@realmadrid) February 17, 2019last_img read more

Kobuk Intersection Closures Start Tomorrow

first_imgThe Marydale and Kobuk Street intersection will be closed to traffic on Thursday, August 2, and is planned to reopen on Tuesday, August 7.According to the City of Soldotna, road closure repairs include curb/ramp replacements, and utility repairs. The next phase of the project will be underground utility repairs, which could start next week. Resurfacing is expected to start in mid-August. Lee Frey the project manager: “Once that’s all finished up the road will be open back up and then they’ll be prepping to do the actual repaving. We are finishing up some concrete work around the sides before we actually move towards the repaving.”   Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The City of Soldotna will be working on the Kobuk Street project starting tomorrow, and there will be traffic delays and road closures. The project is expected to be complete prior to the school year starting on August 21.last_img read more

Reminder Portion Of Sterling Highway Closed Starting Today

first_imgNorthbound and southbound traffic should be aware of the detour onto Kalifornsky Beach Road. DOT has begun the process of widening the shoulders of the Sterling Highway from MP 97 to 118. Crews will be working to widen the highway shoulders and install four large diameter culverts. Construction crews will be working between MP 105 and 107 to replace the Coal Creek Culvert. Shannon McCarthy with the Department of Transportation: “We are doing this to replace the culvert at Coal Creek, this does take both widths of the highway. This means people will have to detour down K-Beach Road.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Beginning at 8:00pm on Friday, April 5 through Friday, April 12, the Sterling Highway will be closed at MP 106, south of Soldotna.center_img This project is scheduled to be completed by October 2019. Construction work includes pavement removal, unclassified excavation, embankment, grading, paving, stream diversions, stream channel construction, stream bank construction, culvert installation, signing, and striping.last_img read more

Fakhruls motorcade attacked in Thakurgaon

first_imgVandalised car of BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir`s motorcade in Thaukurgaon on Tuesday. Photo: Prothom AloBNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir’s motorcade has come under attack in Thakurgaon’s Begunbari on the way to his village home in Tanarhat. Md Yunus, personal assistant of Fakhrul, told Prothom Alo that some six to seven cars were vandalised on Tuesday afternoon. However, Fakhrul managed to escape the attack unhurt. But, some of the BNP leaders and activists who were with Fakhrul during the attack sustained minor injuries, Yunus added. Vandalised car of BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir`s motorcade in Thaukurgaon on Tuesday. Photo: Prothom AloHe also claimed that Mirza Fakhrul’s motorcade was attacked by ruling Awami League activists led by local Awami League leader and Begunbari union chairman Boni Amin. Earlier, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s press wing member Shairul Kabir Khan confirmed the attack. Vandalised car of BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir`s motorcade in Thaukurgaon on Tuesday. Photo: Prothom AloThakurgaon Sadar police station officer-in-charge Mostafizur Rahman told Prothom Alo that they came to know about the attack and were looking into the matter. Mirza Fakhrul was attending election campaign programmes in his constituency.last_img