first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Hundreds of people gathered at various border crossings in Donegal last night amid ongoing concerns over the potential impact Brexit will have on communities there.The demonstrations were organised by Border Communities Against Brexit, with protestors holding candles and standing in silence as to highlight their opposition to what a potential deal may have in store.Cllr Jack Murray was at a well-attended protest in Bridgend.He says it’s clear from the turnout that people along the border will not tolerate the idea of a hard border:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Big turn out for anti-Brexit protests at Donegal-Derry border Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Previous articleGAA Programme – Donegal Senior Championship FinalNext articleLYIT gets €2.5M investment as University status plans progress News Highland Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp By News Highland – October 17, 2019 Facebook Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

first_img By News Highland – February 12, 2019 Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleBreaking: Elderly man in serious condition following West Donegal house fireNext articleConcern at re-alignment of resources in Milford Garda District News Highland Google+ Twitter An investigation has been launched following a drugs seizure in Carrigart.A premises in the area was searched by Gardai earlier this morning with the scene currently sealed off.It’s understood that a quantity of cannabis herb was seized during the search.Details of arrests made have yet to be disclosed by Gardai. WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+center_img Facebook WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Investigation launched after drugs seizure in Carrigart Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterestlast_img read more

first_imgA retired Oxford University lecturer wants to see sex education focused on the practicalities of how to be a good lover, according to an article in the latest issue of the journal ‘Sex Education’. The ‘erotic education’ proposed by John Wilson proposes using visual techniques like videos to provide practical examples of “desirable sexual encounters” – not, he hastens to add, in an attempt to titillate but to provide an alternative to the pornographic films that the current gap is filled with. Simon Blake of the National Children’s Bureau applauds the principle of approaching sex education from a ‘biological way’ but is less enthusiastic about Wilson’s choice of terminology on the grounds that “some teachers would be horrified”. The suggestion adds to the controversy surrounding the government’s policy for tackling Britain’s high rate of teenage pregnancies. Schemes that use teachers specifically trained to answer questions about oral and anal sex, have been labelled as “harebrained”, despite their efforts to tackle soaring underage sex figures. The recent proposal of providing free condoms and advice to schoolchildren was described by one MP as an attempt to “curb burglary by handing jemmies”.ARCHIVE: 3rd Week TT 2003last_img read more

first_imgLast night, after a night off following their performance at SPAC on Tuesday, Dead & Company continued their summer tour at Bristow, VA’s Jiffy Lube Live. While Tuesday’s concert noticeably dragged a little after the previous weekend’s grade-A Fenway Park performances, the band beat their Boston hangover and delivered an excellent, creatively adventurous show in Bristow.The show began with a languid but meaty “Shakedown Street,” a song that’s emblematic of many fans’ hesitance to buy into this current incarnation of the Dead. There’s no way around it–Dead & Co plays it slow. That’s not how most Deadheads are used to hearing it, and the truth of the matter is that’s not going to change. But once you give a listen to the improvisation that came out of it on Thursday (below), and you’ll see that a ride down Shakedown is still worth taking, even with its new lower speed limit.“Shakedown” moved into “Uncle John’s Band,” with the band’s own John leading a beautiful, textured rendition, trading fluttering major key runs with keyboardist Jeff Chimenti. The Workingman’s Dead favorite also got the improv treatment, as the band expertly toyed with the tune’s rhythm and dynamics. “Minglewood Blues” came next, giving Jeff a chance to show off his chops as Oteil Burbridge‘s driving bass line kept the engine purring and Bob Weir mustered his best highwayman howl.The first “Althea” since night one at Folsom Field followed. Mayer does some of his best Dead & Co work leading this classic Garcia/Hunter tune, which had been part of his solo band’s live repertoire since well before he became involved with the Dead family. The band then closed out set one with a subtly bouncing “Peggy-O” and a pair of sing-alongs in “Bertha” and “Women Are Smarter.” You can watch fan-shot footage of “Althea” below, courtesy of YouTube user Tom Libera:After a fine first set, Weir, Mayer, Chimenti, Burbridge, and drummers Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart returned to the stage revitalized, with all six musicians connecting and communicating effortlessly. You beed not look much farther than the typed-out setlist the band posted on their Facebook page following the show to see that Dead & Co was letting the music steer the ship in Bristow, as they scrapped most of their planned second set in favor of simply letting it flow:After a set-opening “Playing In The Band,” the band kept on chugging along with a Weir-led “New Speedway Boogie” and a particularly twangy “He’s Gone.” While Mayer and Weir traded singing duties on the wistful tune, it was John’s thoroughly impressive vocal flourishes and searing blues riffing that made the song shine so brightly. “He’s Gone” eventually gave way to “Fire On The Mountain,” which was once again led by Burbridge on lead vocals, who seems to have officially taken over the tune’s singing duties from Mayer after handling the last two renditions (including last weekend in Boston).After ceding the spotlight to the Rhythm Devils for the ensuing “Drums” > “Space,” the band returned to the stage and slid into a misty rendition of John Coltrane‘s “A Love Supreme” (marking the instrumental’s first appearance in the Dead & Company setting) before landing on a dreamy reading of Bob Dylan‘s “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall.” “Hard Rain” eventually found its way back to the “Playing In The Band” theme for a reprise of the set opener before an emphatic “Throwing Stones” > “U.S. Blues” one-two punch brought the set to a close.When the band returned for their encore, they dove right back into “U.S. Blues”–one last chance to sing about the summertime and appreciate their ongoing nationwide run–before resolving into “Liberty,” making for a particularly patriotic ending to a show that exuded a down-home, highway-bound, adventurous American spirit throughout.With a solid performance in Bristow, the band dispelled any notions that they had lost a step after SPAC and affirmed the excitement for their return to New York’s Citi Field tomorrow, Saturday, June 24th. For a full list of upcoming tour dates, head to the Dead & Company website.You can listen to full audio of the performance below via user TaperJeff, and enjoy a gallery of photos from the show courtesy of photographer Mark Raker below:You can also see official pro-shot video of the show’s first three songs (via, as well as crowd-shot videos of “Peggy-O” and “Playing In The Band” > “New Speedway Boogie,” (via YouTube user Tom Libera) below:Pro-shot “Shakedown Street”/”Uncle John’s Band”/”Minglewood Blues”“Peggy-O”“Playing In The Band”/”New Speedway Boogie”SETLIST: Dead & Company | Jiffy Lube Live | Bristow, VA | 6/22/17Set One: Shakedown Street > Uncle John’s Band, Minglewood Blues, Althea, Peggy-O, Bertha > Women Are SmarterSet Two: Playin’ In The Band > New Speedway Boogie > He’s Gone > Fire On The Mountain > Drums > Space > A Love Supreme > A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall > Playin’ In The Band (Reprise) > Throwing Stones > U.S. BluesEncore: U.S. Blues (Reprise) > Liberty[Cover Photo via Mark Raker]Dead & Company | Jiffy Lube Live | Bristow, VA | 6/22/17 | Photos by Mark Raker Load remaining imageslast_img read more

first_imgHarvard University’s endowment earned an investment return of 11 percent for the year and was valued at $27.6 billion as of June 30. The return was 160 basis points above what would have been earned by the Harvard Management Company’s (HMC) benchmark policy portfolio.“Fiscal year 2010 was an important and productive year for the Management Company,” said Jane Mendillo, president and CEO of HMC. “We generated strong returns and improved the flexibility of the portfolio while actively managing our risks and pursuing innovative investment strategies.”The University’s endowment provides critical funding for Harvard’s educational and research objectives. In fiscal 2010, distributions from the endowment contributed more than a third of the University’s operating budget. Endowment income supports Harvard’s academic programs, science and medical research, and student financial aid programs, which permit the University to admit qualified students regardless of their ability to pay. Harvard’s endowment also enables the University to undertake specific activities that donors have supported over time, targeted to areas such as financial aid, faculty salaries, and facilities maintenance.The University remains committed to supporting financial aid for undergraduates, which is expected to increase about 7 percent for fiscal 2011. More than 60 percent of Harvard undergraduates are receiving need-based scholarship aid this year, totaling $158 million, and two-thirds now graduate debt-free. Throughout Harvard, scholarships and awards to students from University funds have almost tripled over the past decade, reaching $340 million. The College’s industry-leading financial aid policies are designed to make Harvard more affordable for families across the economic spectrum and have remained firmly in place despite the current economic downturn.Over the long term, HMC has produced strong investment returns for the Harvard portfolio. The average annual return on the endowment over the last 20 years has been 11.9 percent, and 7 percent over the last decade. HMC returns charted over both 10 and 20 years have outpaced a typical 60/40 stock/bond portfolio, the TUCS median fund, and HMC’s own policy portfolio benchmark. On average over the last decade, HMC has added 5.1 percent annually over and above the 60/40 portfolio, 3.6 percent over the TUCS median fund, and 3.3 percent over the policy portfolio.The endowment’s total value is affected by several factors each year, including investment returns, new contributions, and the annual payout for University programs. The endowment stood at $26 billion on June 30, 2009.The endowment is not a single fund, but more than 11,000 individual funds, many of them restricted to specific uses such as support of a research center or creation of a professorship in a particular subject. The funds are invested by HMC, which oversees the University’s endowment, pension, trust funds, and other investments at a significant cost savings compared with outside management.last_img read more

first_img UNDERDOGS (By Gross) 5. Constellations ($491,055) 4. You Can’t Take It With You ($412,057) 3. Disgraced ($351,175) 2. The Audience ($331,101)* 1. On the Twentieth Century ($228,661)** UNDERDOGS (By Capacity) 5. Honeymoon in Vegas (64.86%) 4. Disgraced (63.28%) 3. The Phantom of the Opera (62.74%) 2. You Can’t Take It With You (60.19%) 1. On the Town (49.26%) It may be February and freezing in New York, but Broadway’s already got spring on its mind. Two new productions began preview performances on the Great White Way this past week, and theatergoers are already filling the houses. The Audience, starring the appropriately regal Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, appeared in the top five shows by capacity, bringing in 101.08% over two performances. Also appearing in the frontrunners are SRO perennials The Book of Mormon and The Elephant Man and Fish in the Dark—also in previews. The fifth spot was taken by Cabaret, marking a triumphant conclusion to Oscar nominee Emma Stone’s run in the tuner. We will keep in an eye on the production’s numbers as Sienna Miller begins on February 18. Additionally, the Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher-led On the Twentieth Century celebrated its first four preview performances with a house just shy of full at 96.52%. FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity) 1. The Book of Mormon (102.59%) 2. The Elephant Man (101.74%) 3. Fish in the Dark (101.58%)*** 4. The Audience (101.08%)* 5. Cabaret (100.48%) FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross) 1. The Lion King ($1,726,042) 2. The Book of Mormon ($1,648,502) 3. Wicked ($1,586,692) 4. Aladdin ($1,489,612) 5. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical ($1,132,369)center_img *Number based on two preview performances **Number based on four preview performances ***Number based on seven preview performances Source: The Broadway League Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending February 16: View Commentslast_img read more

first_imgNUPL Panay said the attack came in thewake of the call of international organizations to President Rodrigo Duterte toprotect lawyers in the Philippines. AMBUSH MARKS. These are some of the bullet holes sustained by the vehicle of Roxas City human rights lawyer Criselda Azarcon-Heredia from armed men who ambushed her yesterday, Sept. 23, 2019, in Sigma, Capiz. Human rights alliance Karapatan says the ambush was indicative of the deteriorating human rights situation in the country where critics who raise legitimate demands, including human rights defenders, are deemed as targets. Photo courtesy of Atty. Criselda Azarcon-Heredia, Bulatlat Apart from being a lawyer, Heredia isalso a cultural worker who used to perform musical presentations and mountedpainting exhibits in both Iloilo and Roxas City. “We condemn this latest attack againsthuman rights lawyers.  This is indicative of the deteriorating humanrights situation in the country where all critics who raise legitimate demands,including human rights defenders, are deemed as targets,” human rights allianceKarapatan said in a statement. The Heredias were unhurt but theclient sustained minor injuries. It added: “We attribute this attack tothe vicious and ruthless state forces of the Duterte government, given Atty.Heredia’s work and advocacy for political prisoners and for the marginalized.” (Janess Ann J. Ellao, Atty. Criselda Azarcon-Heredia postedon her Facebook page that her car was strafed in Sigma, Capiz around 11:30 a.m. She was with her 26-year-old daughterwho was driving the vehicle and client Jimmy Dordas during the ambush. Heredia, according to NUPL Panay, hadbeen red-tagged in posters put up in Iloilo City that tagged her and severalother lawyers as “minions of the Communist Party of the Philippines.” She wasalso personally threatened by a military agent who visited her office andwarned her to slow down on her human rights advocacy. Heredia said the target of theassailants – armed men in at least one motorcycle – could either be her or herclient. The vehicle sustained nine bulletsholes. She was tailed in November 2018 whenshe visited the wake of slain Negros Occidental human rights lawyer BenjaminRamos. Since 2016, 47 lawyers, includingjudges and prosecutors, have been killed. In a statement, lawyers group NationalUnion of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL) Panay chapter held state security forcesaccountable. ROXAS City – A human rights lawyerhere survived an ambush yesterday morning after attending a court hearing.last_img read more

first_imgThe Latest: Athletes group calls IOC decision bittersweet March 24, 2020 More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The European club rugby finals in May have been suspended because of the coronavirus outbreak.Governing body European Professional Club Rugby announced the decision a day after a conference call by the board.The Champions Cup and second-tier Challenge Cup had already suspended the quarterfinals scheduled for next month. Now the semifinals on May 1-3 and the finals in Marseille set for May 22-23 are off.EPCR says it “remains committed to completing the 2019-20 Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup season.”___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___One of the key worldwide athlete groups that called for postponement of the Tokyo Games termed the IOC’s announcement a “bittersweet victory.” One option would be July 23-Aug. 8. That is exactly one year from the now-postponed July 24-Aug. 9 dates.Bach says the exact dates is a question for the Tokyo organizing committee and an International Olympic Committee panel overseeing the preparations.Swimming and track have their biennial world championships scheduled to start in July or August 2021.___IOC president Thomas Bach says “alarming figures” in the past few days about the coronavirus were key to deciding the Tokyo Olympics must be postponed. That brings an end to all professional football competitions in Australia and New Zealand.Football Federation Australia chief executive James Johnson says the latest measures imposed by the federal government made it impossible for the A-League to continue. The league had only a few regular-season games remaining before the playoffs. Johnson said the postponement will be reviewed on April 22.Johnson says “as a national competition played in all parts of Australia, as well as New Zealand, mission complicated became mission impossible.”Newcastle’s 2-1 win over Melbourne City at an empty stadium on Monday was the last game completed. Sydney FC leads the standings with 48 points after 20 games.___ Modern pentathlon has canceled the remainder of its World Cup season and postponed the world championships from May to September or October.The four remaining World Cups — two in Sofia, Bulgaria, another in Budapest, Hungary, and the final in Seoul — had already been pushed to May and June but have now been officially canceled.The worlds, relocated from Xiamen, China, to Cancun, Mexico, and set for May 25-31, were rescheduled. The new dates were to be determined.Governing body UIPM says it welcomed the decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics and will finalize plans to revise qualification.___ The president of the International Paralympic Committee says postponing the Olympics and Paralympics to 2021 was “the only logical option.”The Paralympics are governed by the same contract as the Tokyo Olympics.IPC president Andrew Parsons says “by taking this decision now, everyone involved in the Paralympic Movement, including all Para athletes, can fully focus on their own health and well-being and staying safe during this unprecedented and difficult time.”___USA Cycling chief executive Rob DeMartini tells The Associated Press that athletes were surveyed over the weekend by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and that the consensus was that postponing the Tokyo Games was the correct call. ___Taiwan’s professional baseball league has set April 11 as the revised date for opening day.The start of the Taiwan-based Chinese Professional Baseball League’s season has been delayed twice this month because of the coronavirus pandemic.The CPBL’s website says the opening game would go ahead in a closed stadium but there could be up to 150 season ticket holders allowed entry under strict social distancing guidelines if the government approves.Sports leagues across Asia have been postponed or suspended because of the virus outbreak. The professional baseball and soccer leagues in Japan are aiming to start or resume their seasons in late April. Bach cites the World Health Organization “saying in the last couple of hours that Africa has to prepare for the worst.”The IOC has been advised by the WHO, which said Monday the pandemic is accelerating.Bach says the original health issue for hosting the Tokyo Olympics was “could Japan offer a safe welcome” and the IOC was confident it could.___The Tokyo Olympics have been officially postponed until 2021.center_img ___Japan’s NHK public television says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will propose a one-year postponement for the Tokyo Olympics during talks with IOC President Thomas Bach.Abe says a postponement is unavoidable if the 2020 Games cannot be held in a complete manner amid the coronavirus pandemic.Abe held telephone talks with Bach after IOC said it would make a decision on the Tokyo Games over the next four weeks.___ Associated Press The International Olympic Committee along with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and local organizers have decided that the Tokyo Games cannot go ahead as scheduled this year because of the coronavirus outbreak.The IOC says the games will be held “not later than summer 2021” but they will still be called the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.___Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says IOC President Thomas Bach has agreed “100%” to his proposal of postponing the Tokyo Olympics for about one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak.Bach had previously said the IOC would make an announcement about postponing the 2020 Olympics in the next four weeks. The championships are planned for July 16-Aug. 1 in Fukuoka.If an exact one-year postponement for the Tokyo Olympics is agreed upon, it would take place July 23-Aug. 8.FINA says talks with Japanese officials will “determine flexibility around the dates of the competition, if necessary and in agreement with the IOC.”The governing body cites priorities including “athlete wellbeing and maximizing opportunities for aquatics stars to compete at the highest level.”___ The New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia 76ers have cut salaries for employees making more than $100,000 and put them on a four-day work week as the franchises deal with the impact of the coronavirus.Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment CEO Scott O’Neil announced the move in a letter posted on the Devils’ website.The cuts are scheduled to last for three months and will amount to roughly 6% of the employees’ yearly salary if the pandemic subsides.The Devils of the NHL and the Sixers of the NBA are owned by Josh Harris and David Blitzer, who are the founders of HBSE.___ The group Global Athlete says it was appropriate for the International Olympic Committee to make the call Tuesday, instead of on a four-week timeline that it had suggested over the weekend. In a statement, the group said that while it commended the IOC for its decision, it also pressed the committee to engage with athletes while deciding on a new date for the Olympics.The statement said, “As shown over the past several weeks, no athletes, no Games.”___World swimming body FINA says it will talk to the Japanese organizers of the 2021 world championships about a possible schedule clash with the Tokyo Olympics. The track world championships in Eugene, Oregon, could be moved from 2021 to 2022 after the Olympics were postponed.World Athletics says it is talking with organizers about “alternative dates, including dates in 2022.”The championships in Eugene are due to run from Aug. 6-15, 2021. That would conflict with the Olympics if the same July-August slot as originally planned for 2020 is used next year.World Athletics adds that it is looking at a new qualification system to account for the postponement and for the havoc wreaked on the 2020 schedule by the coronavirus outbreak.___ The Tokyo Olympic torch relay will start Thursday as planned in northeastern Fukushima prefecture but with no torch, no torchbearers and no public because of the coronavirus outbreak.There will be an Olympic flame carried in a lantern and transported by a vehicle along what organizers hope will be empty roadsides.The Tokyo Games and the relay have been caught in limbo since International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said four weeks were needed to decide on an inevitable postponement of the planned opening on July 24. He has ruled out a cancellation.___Australian soccer’s A-League has suspended its season indefinitely because of the coronavirus outbreak. DeMartini says “training disruption and qualification challenges are too big to overcome even if the environment returns to a degree of normal by late summer.”DeMartini says that he is a fan of a “soonest possible” reschedule but not until the situation is a bit more predictable. That could mean early in 2021 or an Olympics that is pushed into the fall of next year.DeMartini says “we just need to be sure everything is being done to protect their safety.”___IOC president Thomas Bach says he did not discuss new dates for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.last_img read more