Funeral of Buncrana murder victim takes place today

first_img Pinterest Previous articleCatholic schools in Derry and Castlederg earmarked for closureNext articleHSE review on sex offender working at Donegal school due in March News Highland Google+ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Newsx Adverts The funeral takes place later of the 24-year-old Derry man shot dead at his home in Buncrana on Thursday.Andrew Allen, a father of two from the Top of the Hill area of Derry, died after a number of shots were fired through the window of his home.He will be buried after Requiem Mass at Long Tower in Derry on Monday.Meanwhile the Justice Minister is being urged to make border security a priority following the murder.Gardai believe as many as three men travelled across the border to carry out the attack.Mr Allen had been living in Buncrana since reportedly being ordered to leave his native Derry by republican dissidents six months ago.Donegal North-East TD, Joe McHugh raised the issue with the Justice Minister – he says he wouldn’t be in favour of checkpoints returning, but tighter controls are needed: Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme WhatsApp Funeral of Buncrana murder victim takes place today Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers center_img WhatsApp PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Facebook Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released By News Highland – February 13, 2012 Pinterest Facebook Google+ Twitterlast_img read more

Kliff Kingsbury signs four-year deal to be Cardinals’ next head coach

first_img Written by January 9, 2019 /Sports News – National Kliff Kingsbury signs four-year deal to be Cardinals’ next head coach FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailNick Caito / ESPN Images(TEMPE, Ariz.) — The Arizona Cardinals have tapped former Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury as their new head coach.The team announced on Tuesday that Kingsbury signed a four-year contract with the squad, with a team option for a fifth year. He will be formally introduced at a press conference Wednesday.Kingsbury, 39, replaces Steve Wilks, who was fired as Arizona’s head coach following just one season with the team. The Cardinals wrapped up 2018 with a record of 3-13, the worst in the National Football Conference.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

USC heads to Michigan for ITA Kick-off Weekend

first_imgThink of it as an NCAA championship preview.The USC women’s tennis team is in Ann Arbor, Mich., to kick-off the opening rounds of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Team Indoors Championships.“Indoor [tennis] is a whole different animal,” said USC head coach Richard Gallien. “It’s a bit like baseball at Coors Field, the ball doesn’t spin as much and it just flies.”For the Women of Troy, the tournament will be a whole different animal this year.The top-ranked teams, usually including USC, host the opening rounds.This year, however, the Women of Troy find themselves ranked 18th, and are forced to travel to earn their spot in the final 16.“It’s a new experience for us,” Gallien said. “But it’s a big chance for us to put on a little grizzle and toughness.”Joining USC in Ann Arbor is No. 46 North Carolina State, with first serve scheduled for 7 a.m. PT on Saturday.“That’s just the deal,” Gallien said. “We’ve been getting up early this whole week to try and acclimate ourselves.”Assuming it wins, USC will face either No. 56 Auburn or No. 8 Michigan, who is hosting the four teams this weekend.Despite the competition, coach Gallien feels pretty confident in his team.“I’m a pretty conservative guy,” Gallien said. “But I feel confident about NC St.”The bigger challenge, he says, will come against Michigan.“We don’t get 1,000 fans at our matches here,” he said. “But there, indoors, they’ll have that. It’ll be hairy.”Nonetheless, Gallien remains confident in his squad.“I think we’ll win. We’re healthy and in good shape, and mentally in a good place. I feel pretty good about it”If the Women of Troy come away on top this weekend, they will advance to the official championships, to be held in three weeks at the University of Virginia.last_img read more

Golden Race launches updated virtual platform to help fill sports void

first_img The industry wakes up to virtual sports potential June 26, 2020 Share Golden Race’s virtual sports products get Swedish certification June 18, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Golden Race has launched the latest version of its fully-managed virtual sportsbook, which it hopes will help to fill the void left by sports postponements.The online betting platform, available on both desktop and mobile, is tailored towards ‘the demands of the players who usually bet on real sportsbooks’ by featuring a variety of virtual sports and games.Users can access a catalogue of scheduled and instant games, with more than 20 Virtual Football Leagues and tournaments simultaneously, as well as other original virtual games such as Basketball, Fighting, 3D Horse Racing, Dog Racing, Speedway, Motorbikes, Spin2Win and Virtual Keno.“We are presenting the first fully managed Virtual Sportsbook in the industry,” Golden Race CEO and Founder Martin Wachter explained. “Right now, in the market, there is only one virtual product that provides the closest to the sports betting experience.“That product is our online betting platform. We encourage companies and players to try out our demo and discover all its advantages.”The platform builds upon former versions, delivering the same sportsbook user interface, variety of betting markets, realistic odds, and virtual sports offering. The upgraded platform will, however, place a focus upon player engagement as well as delivering functions such as in-play betting and cash-out options.“We proudly say that our online platform is a real sportsbook with a virtual outcome, since it features real odds, all the major football leagues in the world updated and the most familiar interface for punters, requiring a zero-learning curve,” concluded Wachter.“For all these reasons, our product is the closest to an online real sportsbook for players when the real sports are not available.” Golden Race gains ISO certification May 29, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

Sport For Women Day A Success

first_imgTouch Football was one of many sports to show its support on the day, with plenty of people taking the opportunity to try their hand at the sport. ACT representatives Kath Finn, Erin Sutcliffe, Sarah Fenton, Cass Fisher, Alannah Radovanov, Jacinta Williams and Kasey and Christine Dragisic showed their support of the day, helping people at the passing target as well as displaying some of their skills on the field. Matilda’s Sarah Walsh and Caitlin Munoz proved that they aren’t only good at Football, both impressing at the Touch Football passing target. To see some photos of the day, please visit the Touch Football ACT website and click on the ‘Photo Gallery’ section of the top menu – To find out more about Sport For Women day and Sports Hydrant, please click on the link below: read more

a month agoWolves watching Real Madrid playmaker Odegaard at Real Sociedad

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wolves watching Real Madrid playmaker Odegaard at Real Sociedadby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves are watching Real Madrid playmaker Martin Odegaard during his loan with Real Sociedad.The ambitious Molineux club has sent spies to Spain to run the rule over the former Norwegian wonderkid after a string of stellar performances in La Liga.Odegaard has been loaned from the Bernabeu to Real Sociedad this term and has caught the eye since the start of the season.According to sources in Spain, it is understood that Madrid’s bosses may listen to offers for the 20-year-old – who could cost up to £20m, says the Mirror.And Wolves would look to make a move in the New Year if given the green light from the Spanish capital. last_img read more

22 days agoChelsea blown away by Lille in UYL

first_imgChelsea blown away by Lille in UYLby Ansser Sadiq22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLille managed an impressive win over Chelsea in the UEFA Youth League.The French outfit were the more clinical of the two teams as they played out a tight contest at the club’s training ground.The likes of Marc Guehi, Billy Gilmour and Ian Maatsen were involved for Chelsea.But they were wasteful in front of goal and eventually conceded a penalty late in the first half.It was converted by Noah Fatar, giving the hosts a 1-0 lead at half time.Lille doubled their lead through Fadiga Ouattara, who came off the bench and scored with his first touch. About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Askew priorities

first_imgWe take pride in the extents and heights to which our laws may serve for greater good and in that, often do we forget the matters lying much closer to ground, the ones to go out of sight rather fast when remarkable heights are scaled. National security is important at its place, but more attractive is the intellectual indulgence which severs one from the brute realities on the ground. National security is not so pervasively a matter of basic socio-economic concern but what is, in fact, remains in want of attention and reform. Sanitation workers and manual scavengers continue to dredge up for their livelihood despite all the intellectual awareness and “sensitisation” to their condition robbed of dignity. Ramdas Athawale, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, brought to highlight in Rajya Sabha that a national survey conducted under NITI Aayog has identified a minimum of 54,130 manual scavengers from 170 districts of 18 states in India. Delhi has announced of its commendable plan to end manual scavenging with the use of technology. Prompted by the incidents of death of sanitation workers, Delhi Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam is said to go to Kerala to explore technological solutions to eradicate casualties resulting from cleaning of septic tanks. The meagre sum of money they are paid, the unjustified extents of health hazards they are exposed to, the social ostracisation their families are resigned to, all combine to reinforce the need to understand how inhuman and violative this occupation is, and how allowing it to continue is a failure of state and society at many levels. There are largely two aspects to this predicament: the human aspect and the technical/functional aspect. As far as the human aspect of it goes, it is reflective of the social dilemma pertaining to tolerance and acceptance for certain things that clearly place some humans well below others. Engendering from the caste system of yesteryears, the carry-over of some of its most objectionable practices to this day is manual scavenging. The life of manual scavengers is of stigma and exclusion. They remain at the fringe of society, only to become involved for what they do professionally– and without adequate returns and compensation. They are the modern-day untouchables because of the progress that a 72-year-old rising India has failed to make. Investing in technology to replace humans in such occupations ought to be an urgent priority. There cannot be any big things done on a larger scale for the nation without getting the smaller things done right.last_img read more

More than 10 stray dogs killed in Gurugrams posh area

first_imgGurugram: A NGO working for animal rights has alleged that more than 10 stray dogs were murdered brutally in Gurugram’s posh residential area of Uppal South End. It claims that the merciless killing took place for two consecutive days on April 1 and April 2 where people were brazen enough to commit this act of crime in broad daylight.According to the activists, old stray dogs were specifically targetted by the rogue elements who killed them by beating them with rods. The carcasses were then put in a sack and dumped in the vacant areas. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”Recently on April 1 and 2 some goons were in the society during broad daylight beating dogs they managed to catch with rods and sticks. Some of this has been caught in CCTV and some has been witnessed by some children and guards. In fact, it was some children who first informed about this to the animal lovers,” said Smita, the official from the NGO which is pursuing the case “We believe that both RWA and security agency are to blame or are the mastermind for this as there is no way goons with weapons would come into the society 2 days in a row in broad daylight unless they were authorised,” she further added. A police complaint was filed by RWA on April 3 and the law enforcement officials have begun the investigations. This is not for the first time in Gurugram when stray dogs have been targeted by the people. In May 2018, five puppies were stoned to death in DLF City E Block colony, another posh locality in the city.last_img read more

Have to look beyond resume to make casts diverse

first_imgLos Angeles: Actor Olivia Wilde believes it is important to give new people a chance and look beyond the established set of actors to bring diversity in the cast and crew of a film. The actor, whose debut directorial venture Booksmart boasts of a diverse team with many newcomers on board, said she did not face trouble during the casting of the film. “It turns out when you see all actors and you just hire the best people, you actually end up with a really representative set. The problem is most people don’t look at everyone. If we keep drawing from the same pool, it becomes this recycled pot of inspiration. There’s nothing new if you don’t take a step further,” Wilde said at the screening of the film. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold SchwarzeneggerThe movie features Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein in the lead, and Wilde roped in professional skaters Victoria Ruesga and Nico Haraga to play the role of their friends. “In order for casts to become more diverse and representative the same goes for crew behind the camera you have to look beyond resume. You have to hire people based on their talent, their skills, their ideas, their passion. “If we keep hiring based on resume, we will just continue this paradigm and everything will be the same as it’s been. We have to break the mold, we have to change the way we hire people.”last_img read more