Cope calls for return of LIS programme

first_img By News Highland – June 21, 2017 Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleChild and Adolescent Mental Health Services are “significantly understaffed” – DohertyNext articleIBEC says North West is still being deprived of infrastructural investment News Highland Pinterest Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn A Donegal TD is claiming that that no government department is taking responsibility for Local Improvement Schemes, and as a result, there has been no LIS funding since Fine Gael became the main government party in 2011.Pat the Cope Gallagher says Michael Ring, the new Minister for Rural and Community Affairs, is refusing to allocate money under the CLÁR programme for the repair and upkeep of non-county access roads, which were formally funded through the LIS funding programme.Deputy Gallagher claims Minister Ring and Minister for Transport Shane Ross are continuing to shirk responsibility for this issue – each claiming that it falls under the remit of the other…….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/copelis.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Cope calls for return of LIS programmecenter_img Facebook Google+ Twitter Google+ Facebook Homepage BannerNews Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Twitterlast_img read more

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Bernie Sanders Talks Policy With Run The Jewels’ Killer Mike In New Interview [Watch]

first_imgVermont Senator Bernie Sanders continues to recruit notable pop artists in hopes of furthering his push towards becoming President in the upcoming 2020 election. After meeting with Cardi B in Detroit, MI earlier this summer to discuss issues like minimum wage in America, Sanders linked up with Run The Jewels rapper and supporter Michael “Killer Mike” Render for a new on-camera interview.Related: Run The Jewels’ Killer Mike Talks Bernie Sanders And Gang-Sponsored Merchandise During Appearance On ‘Seth Meyers’Sanders, who is no stranger to plugging himself into musical settings in hopes of getting his message across to younger voters, recently sat down with Killer Mike in the rapper’s hometown of Atlanta, GA to talk all things government policy ranging from wealth inequality to health care and the affect big pharma has on lower-income Americans.“Black people are more disproportionately affected by diabetes than any other group,” Render is heard saying in the interview in relation to how some Americans have difficulty affording the overpriced cost of insulin in America. “So when you say diabetes and are talking about free health care, I want people who look like me on the other side of the camera to recognize this is a black issue.”Watch the new 10-minute interview below.Bernie Sanders & Killer Mike Interview[Video: Bernie Sanders]Render has had plenty of free time in his schedule since Run The Jewels have not performed since this past winter. The rap duo’s next upcoming performance is set for September 7th with their appearance at Goose Island Beer Co.’s 215 Block Party in Philadelphia, PA. Click here for tickets to the end-of-summer event. [H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

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Briefly noted: Buffett announces new GEICO service center, 500 jobs coming to Lenexa; Apartment fire in Shawnee

first_imgWaren Buffett and Gov. Jeff Colyer helped cut the ribbon at the announcement of a new GEICO service center in Lenexa. Photo credit office of Gov. Jeff Colyer.Buffett announces new GEICO center, 500 jobs coming to Lenexa. Investor Warren Buffett was in Lenexa with GEICO CEO Tony Nicely to announce a $10 million investment in a service center in Lenexa that will bring 500 jobs with it. The 55,000 square foot facility is located at 11214 Renner Road. It’s expected to be fully operational by August. [GEICO announces new service center in KC Region — Kansas City Area Development Council]Fire displaces 20 from Shawnee apartments. A two-alarm blaze at the Hampton Woods Apartment Homes in Shawnee damaged 20 apartment units and displaced 14 adults and six kids overnight. [20 apartments damaged by early morning fire, displacing 14 adults and 6 children — Shawnee Dispatch]Arts Council of Johnson County gets $5,000 grant from Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission for veterans program. The Arts Council of Johnson County was awarded a $5,000 grant from the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission for smART Exchange: Veterans and the Arts. The 15-year program, smART Exchange, is a partnership among the council, After Action Network and Johnson County Park & Recreation District, to explore the mashup of the arts with other professions. The program focuses on how the arts can be a creative outlet for veterans as well as a tool for healing and a viable post-service career option. These pilot workshops will teach digital photography techniques, color theory and mixed media. Select artwork created in the workshops will be exhibited next spring.last_img read more

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Ross University appoints new dean

first_img Share 546 Views   one comment Ross University appoints William F. Owen, MD as Dean and Chancellor (Photo credit: Business Wire)MIRAMAR, Fla. – March 16, 2017 – Ross University School of Medicine (Ross) has appointed William Owen, MD, as dean and chancellor. Dr. Owen replaces retiring dean Joseph A. Flaherty, M.D., who joined Ross six years ago from the University of Illinois College of Medicine where he served as dean.“We are pleased to bring a leader of Dr. Owen’s caliber to Ross,” said Lisa Wardell, chief executive officer of DeVry Education Group. “I am thrilled to be working with Dr. Owen to build upon Dr. Flaherty’s legacy at Ross and to continue to improve our student experience. His dedication to social justice and educational opportunity align well with the Ross mission, and his experience in U.S. academic medicine will be invaluable to the medical school and its students.”Most recently, Dr. Owen served as dean of medical sciences for American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, a medical school in DeVry Education Group. He was formerly the chancellor and senior vice president of health affairs at the University of Tennessee, where he was responsible for the College of Medicine and its five other health professional colleges. He has also served as president of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, the health education and medical component of Rutgers University, the state’s largest institution of higher education. In this role, Dr. Owen led two allopathic medical schools, an osteopathic medical school, five other health professional schools and several teaching hospitals.A graduate of Phillips Academy, Brown University and Tufts University (Doctor of Medicine, with honors), Dr. Owen trained in internal medicine and nephrology at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fellow. He has published more than 180 peer-reviewed articles, chapters and books, and has been awarded more than $10 million in individual research grants. Share BusinessInternationalLocalNewsPrint Ross University appoints new dean by: – March 16, 2017center_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweetlast_img read more

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Man City, Man United and Arsenal make attempts to sign same…

first_imgTuttosport have carried on the claims over the weekend, and they drag Manchester City and Manchester United into the picture, with both clubs said to have made attempts to sign the defender.Arsenal also get a mention for the same reason, which isn’t a surprise given the Gunners have been linked on and off with Demiral for months now. Should Mikel Arteta be looking at signing a central defender for Arsenal this month then Demiral would look like a reasonable option for him.However, Tuttosport insist Juventus have now decided they don’t want to sell, and will block the player’s exit in the January market. Several other big sides are named and it’s clear someone has been pushing all this to the Italian media in recent days.Juve may well be trying to build the hype and make sure that when they do sell the fee will now be above €40m.It’s up to Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal and the others to decide whether they want to play this game.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Strategy Game is AddictiveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 60? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndo On Friday we covered claims from Italy that Leicester City have made a €35m offer for Merih Demiral. It was very similar to what was reported in the middle of December regarding Foxes interest, even down to the figure given.last_img read more

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Soccer coach comes out to team as transgender: ‘I’m still me’

first_img Related Kristin Soldevilla(PORTLAND, Ore.) — A beloved soccer coach coming out to his team as transgender has been captured on video.Kaig Lightner, 36, founder and director of Portland Community Football Club in Portland, Oregon, revealed his story to the kids on May 1.“I thought it was really fantastic that the first question was, ‘How old are you?” Lightner told ABC News. “Kids don’t have as many concerns about these larger social issues as adults do. They just want to know what age I am.”As for the video, the response had been amazingly positive, he added. “They were like ‘OK you’re our coach, we’re glad you did this now lets go play soccer.’”Lightner was assigned female sex at birth. But, as a child, he recognized that “something was different,” he said.“As I became older, more into my 20’s, is when I really started to think about transitioning,” Lightener added. “I recognized that my identity fit more towards the masculine end of the gender spectrum.”Lightner began taking testosterone at age 26 and in 2005, he legally changed his first name. A year later, he received top surgery, he said.Lightner’s mom, Betty Lightner, from Whidbey Island Washington, told ABC News that she and her family embraced his journey from the very beginning.“We didn’t want him to be alone for one minute,” Betty Lightner said. “Because this whole thing kind of started in high school, that she, at the time, was totally ridiculed and put-off by a lot of people and left out of a lot of things, which pained us.”She said once Lightner began taking testosterone, the family noticed he was happier.“The top surgery, it was hard and we went with him,” Betty Lightner added. “But it was the last step that completed the circle and made him who he is now. He is a gorgeous, intelligent, amazing, loving strong, intelligent man. He’s a great friend, a great person and he is making a difference in the world and there’s nothing more a parent can ask for than that.”In 2013, Lightner launched the Portland Community Football Club, which accepts players and coaches from racially and economically diverse backgrounds. The club is also a welcoming environment for many different identities, including LGBTQ players, parents and coaches.Throughout the years, Lightner said the soccer club became a “family” to him. Earlier this month, he decided it was time to share his past with the kids.“I had just gotten to this place with them that I thought they need to know and deserve to know,” he said. “To have them learn about this from somebody they already love and respect is better than learning from a second source about my identity.”After a group warm-up during practice, Lightner gathered the kids and began his speech.“Some of you may or may not know this, but I am transgender,” Lightner said in his speech, captured in the seven-minute video.“That means that I was born a girl and that I grew up playing this soccer as a girl and that’s not something that I share with players or people in the sports world very often because it’s not an easy thing,” he said. “We have a lot of rules in sports about how boys play and how girls play and that’s not very fair.”“I got told a lot of things about being a soccer player as a girl,” he continued. “I wasn’t good enough, I wasn’t strong enough, or I was too strong, I acted too much like a boy.”“I bet you all had things said to you about your color of your skin, or the way you talk, or the country your parents are from or any of that, that’s really similar to how I got treated as a kid too.”In the video, the players are listening to Lightner’s story and one walks up and gives him a hug.Lightner continued: “I may have this white skin and I may look like I just cruised right through life with a lot of privilege, which I have had, but I have one thing that a lot of people don’t know about me.”Lightner admitted that he was nervous to come out to his players.“We got to love each other no matter what … I’m still me,” he said. “I’m still the same guy who comes out here, gets you guys to be better soccer players, gets on you when you’re not playing hard, loves you no matter what.”Kurt Borchardt is an assistant coach and helps coordinate fundraising for the soccer club. Borchardt met Lightner just after he began transitioning from female to male, he told ABC News.Borchardt said he was “very proud” of the players and of Lightner after viewing the video of his speech.“He’s amazing,” Borchardt said of Lightner. “They know he cares about them. He’s invested in them and he’s an awesome mentor. He’s been a great role model to all of us as his friends in terms of his courage to be who he is, while at the same time, investing in our community.”Betty Lightner said prior to the video, she was unaware that her son had not come out to the soccer club, but is glad that he did.“We realized it was freeing to Kaig,” she added. “Maybe there are some trans kids out there who want to play soccer and are afraid they won’t be accepted. It opens a huge door for trans people who want to be accepted and loved.”Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

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Deal reached for Ronaldo-led investment group to take over Valladolid

first_img Mariano called up by Real Madrid, Vinicius Jr left out 01/09/2018 An investment group led by former Brazil star Ronaldo Nazario has reached an agreement with the current Real Valladolid president, Carlos Suarez, to take buy 51 percent of the club’s shares for 30 million euros.  RELATED STORIES All Barcelona’s squad numbers for the season ahead Ronaldo’s plan, therefore, seems to be to take a seat in the background. EFE Suarez is happy to take on the role of CEO and for the former Barcelona and Real Madrid striker to become president, but souces close to the deal says that is not a deal-breaker for Ronaldo.  IN SPORT.ES Ronaldo llega a un acuerdo para hacerse con el Valladolid The newspaper El Norte de Castilla revealed the details of the operation on Saturday. All that’s left to be decided is who will take on certain roles at the club, although the idea is that Carlos Suarez continues to be involved.  Upd. at 17:21 CESTlast_img read more

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Official Copa Libertadores final postponed

first_imgThe Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate has been postponed to Sunday after torrential rains in Buenos Aires left the pitch unplayable.According to AS English, the match officials carried out a pitch inspection at 19:15 CEST and confirmed the first leg of the final of the Copa Libertadores could not be played today.Tournament organisers Conmebol have confirmed the game will be played tomorrow, Sunday, at 20:00 CEST (16:00 local time)🏆 ¡A esperar un día más para la gran final de la #CONMEBOLLibertadores! 🔜 @BocaJrsOficial y @CARPoficial jugarán este domingo. pic.twitter.com/xbAfQUQ9iDRiver Plate v Boca Juniors - Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2018Match Preview: River Plate vs Boca Juniors Boro Tanchev – September 1, 2019 It is time for one of the most intense derby games in the world, as River Plate and Boca Juniors go head-to-head tonight at 22:00 (CET).— CONMEBOL Libertadores (@Libertadores) November 10, 2018Sources at Boca Juniors had previously told some sources that there was “no chance of the game being played”, and despite the pitch draining well continuous rain saw the game forced to be postponed.Considering the attention of the world will be focused on the first leg of the Copa Libertadores this Saturday, Boca’s ground staff had been working throughout to week to have the pitch in optimal conditions.AS’ Boca sources equally confirmed a special drainage system is in place at the Alberto J. Armando stadium to deal with the heavy rain, but the level of precipitation proved to be too much even for the up to date technology.last_img read more

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