ELECTION 2014: MCBRIDE – “USE YOUR VOTE AND MAKE YOURSELF HEARD”

first_imgIndependent candidate Michael McBride, has called for constituents in the Letterkenny -Milford electoral area, to use their vote wisely, and make themselves heard. Michael McBride has urged constituents in the Letterkenny-Milford area to use their vote and make their voice heard.McBride, a current sitting councillor, has gained a lot of support for his stance against election posters in this current campaign.McBride opted to run a NO POSTER election campaign, which drew praise from many quarters, who see them as a waste of money, a safety hazard and an eyesore to our scenic county. However, with just four days to go until voters go to the polling stations, McBride has urged voters to make their vote count.McBride told Donegal Daily, “I would urge all voters in the Letterkenny-Milford Electoral Area to use their vote this coming Friday, and make their voice heard.“One thing that has struck me more than any other whilst canvassing is the enormous amount of anger and disappointment amongst the electorate, and a feeling that the Government is failing the people of Donegal.“My constituents are making it very clear to me that they are being pushed to the limit of what they can bear financially and, as other candidates have noted, there is enormous concern about the forthcoming water charges, with many people feeling that this will be an added financial burden that they simply will not be able to meet. McBride pointed out that whilst decisions on issues such as these are taken in Dáil Éireann at a national level, it is also true that all politics is local, and that it is at a local level where people can make their feelings known.According to McBride, the forthcoming local elections are of paramount importance, as they will provide the people of the Letterkenny-Milford Electoral Area, and Donegal in general, with their first opportunity to give their verdict on this Government’s policies, decisions and performance.McBride continued, “It is no good complaining about the Government’s decisions and then voting in Government party candidates.“If voters are unhappy then they should choose a real alternative, and I believe that Independent candidates offer that alternative.“It is time for people to give their verdict and make their views known. “I would ask people to remember that every vote counts; and it is important that people come out on Friday to vote and exercise their Constitutional right.“If you don’t vote, then you can’t complain when things don’t change for the better.“If I have the honour to be elected, I intend to give a voice in the Council Chamber to the real concerns and worries faced by my constituents.McBride points out that Party candidates, particularly Government party candidates, are governed by the whip and will always row in behind Government policy, no matter how unfair or harsh it may be. Independent representatives can make a difference by acting and voting according to the wishes and views of their constituents and their own conscience.McBride concluded by saying, “I would urge the voters of Donegal to bear this in mind on Friday at the ballot box.ELECTION 2014: MCBRIDE – “USE YOUR VOTE AND MAKE YOURSELF HEARD” 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)Tags:Election 2014:michael mcbridenewsPoliticslast_img read more

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Carr-Gruden union looks good — for a half

first_imgGet Raiders news in your inbox. Sign up now for the free Raiders HQ newsletter. OAKLAND — It was the waning moments of a 33-13 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, and what was left of the home crowd was letting the Raiders have it.There were boos and catcalls. “Hey, D.C., you stink”  … “Way to move the rock, Chucky!”A promising first half … Click HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.WATCH: Raiders quarterback Derek Carr on their loss to the Rams.last_img

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Sharks record 1,000th franchise win in Las Vegas

first_imgLAS VEGAS — Martin Jones celebrated his 29th birthday in style, putting together arguably his best performance of the season to earn the Sharks 1,000th franchise win.Jones made 36 saves in the Sharks 3-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights Thursday, out-dueling Marc-André Fleury to catapult his team into second place in the Pacific Division. The win snapped the Golden Knights seven-game winning streak and 12-game home point streak while extending the Sharks winning streak to five games.The …last_img

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2010: ‘we’ve pulled it off before’

first_imgSpeaking at a luncheon hosted by the IMC, Johnston answered the doubters by saying that South Africans had established an unbeatable track record for “fixing what others have written off as terminally broken, and for finding solutions where others have despaired.”Not many outside observers believed South Africans would come together the way they did in 1994, Johnston noted – some had even predicted a bloodbath; but South Africans in their millions turned out to vote in the country’s first democratic elections, and apartheid passed away peacefully.Besides this, and its formidable assets, Johnston said, South Africa had the ability to spend over US$2-billion (R14-billion) on stadiums and other infrastructure for the World Cup, as well as policing and other needs.Speaking at the same luncheon, Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said South Africa would be using the staging of soccer’s showpiece tournament to accelerate some of its major infrastructure projects, especially those involving transport.Regardless of how SA’s football team performed in 2010, Mlambo-Ngcuka said, the country would be the winner in “infrastructural development”.The Deputy President told the world’s press leaders that the government was aware of its shortcomings in fighting poverty, HIV/Aids and crime, but was doing everything in its power to address this.At the same time, the government was also aware of the negative perceptions that persisted in the international media despite the advances South Africa had made in reconstruction and development in the first 13 years of its democracy.“There is a need to project our successes better,” Mlambo-Ngcuka said, adding that this was the rationale behind the formation of the International Marketing Council of SA.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

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How to Be Increasingly Less Dumb

first_imgThere is a very high penalty to be paid for believing that you are smart. If you believe that you know enough—even in a single domain—then you don’t easily recognize the massive gaps in your knowledge. And there are massive gaps in your knowledge.If there is nothing left for you to learn, then you have cut yourself off from the possibility of growth. Growth necessarily requires “new;” new information, new ideas, new actions, new possibilities, and new results.If there aren’t things that you know and believe that aren’t open to being changed with new information, then there is no way to progress, to improve. One of the best ways to stagnate as a person is to refuse to consider new information. This is especially true when you reject information that conflicts with what you believe you know.If you are the smartest person in the room, if you can learn nothing from others, in addition to being a bore, you will also miss out on ideas that are worth your time and exploration. That doesn’t make you the smartest person in the room.Less DumbWhat you want to be is dumb, and continually getting less dumb. You want to be curious and open to new and challenging ideas.Human knowledge is growing at an incredible pace. In some disciplines, it is doubling every couple years. There is no way one can keep up; the staggering pace is leaving all of us behind. You do, however, have to run the race.Knowing that you know very little, and accepting that what you do know is a very tiny sliver of what is known—even in your domain—creates the possibility of new learning. Recognizing that you know almost nothing about most everything opens up a world of possibilities for acquiring new information, new ideas, and new breakthroughs.Whenever you learn something new, you become less dumb. Whenever you open yourself up to new information that conflicts with what you know, you grow, and by doing so, you grow stronger.When you allow other people to be smart and share what they know, they are transferring their knowledge to you. That’s smart, and therefore, you are less dumb.last_img read more

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From MoUs, Punjab to shift focus on actual investments

first_imgIn a paradigm shift from the past, the Punjab government has decided do focus on execution of concrete investment proposals instead of just entering into agreements and statements of intent as the State prepares to hold an investors’ summit in the first week of December.“We have done a paradigm shift, in the past there used to be focus on the MoUs, which was fine when investment promotion agency was still young. But it has now matured and therefore, we believe that we should go beyond just looking at statements of intent into concrete proposals. We are now looking at actual investments. So the investor should have a project ready for implementation. In the past two-and-a-half years the State has seen an investment of over ₹50,000 crore,” Additional Chief Secretary Industries-Commerce Vini Mahajan told The Hindu.Punjab is organising the Progressive Punjab Investors’ Summit on December 5 and 6 surrounding the theme “Building Partnerships for Inclusive Growth – MSMEs in the Global Value Chain”. MSME unitsThe event is expected to see participation from leading industrialists, new-age entrepreneurs, foreign missions and dignitaries. The summit intends to provide a platform to experience the success story of Punjab and explore investment opportunities offered by the State.“Our focus this time is on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) as it is the backbone of the State’s industry. The MSMEs are our strength as they generate largest number of employment, which is close to 1.76 lakh till October 2019. The intent is to bring global players and local industry on the same platform to promote business-to-business contacts,” Ms. Mahajan said.The event aims to highlight that Punjab houses robust MSME units in numerous sectors which can be vendors-partners of the international clients looking for ancillary units to support their global value chains.“We are partnering with Japan, UAE, U.K. and Germany as we see many mutually benefiting collaborations with industry based out of Punjab. Many international players from these nations have already expressed their interest in increasing investment in the State,” she said.“Punjab was among the first to not only identify MSMEs as the key engine of economic growth and employment but also undertake several structured reforms and create supportive infrastructure to support their holistic growth and development in the past two years,” she said.last_img read more

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Perlas Pilipinas falls to South Korea, faces China in QF

first_imgFEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Cignal HD gets other outright semis berth LATEST STORIES South Korea outscored PH, 51-28, in the middle quarters to cruise to its first victory in the group stages.The Philippines, which played in its first Division A tournament, dropped to 0-3 in Group B after lopsided losses to defending champion Japan and powerhouse Australia in its first two outings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAfter a winless opening round, Perlas got heavyweight China as its quarterfinals foe on Thursday.Allana Lim finished with 14 points and six rebounds for Perlas, which shot just 30% from the field and was out-rebounded, 65-41. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments South Korea had five players in double-figures led by Kim Danbi’s 19 points. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo from Fiba.comPerlas Pilipinas gave itself a chance early, but faded as the game went on en route to a 91-63 loss to South Korea in the 2017 Fiba Women’s Asia Cup Tuesday night at Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bangalore, India.The Filipinos stayed in step with the South Koreans as they entered the second quarter knotted at 19, but it was a different story the rest of the way.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Lionel Messi’s FB post on Israel-Gaza conflict stirs controversy

first_imgThe four-year-old Palestinian boy Daniel Tregerman was killed by a mortar fired from GazaSoccer star Lionel Messi has been dragged into the ongoing Israel-Gaza conflict, two weeks after the Argentinian wrote in a Facebook post that he was “deeply saddened” by the loss of young lives with a photo of an injured Palestinian boy.Israeli social media users have exhorted Messi to acknowledge the death of Daniel Tregerman, a four-year-old Messi fan who was killed yesterday by a mortar fired from Gaza.”As a father and a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, I am terribly saddened by the images coming from the conflict between Israel and Palestine, where violence has already claimed so many young lives and to injure countless children,” Messi wrote in his Facebook post.Tregerman was the first Israeli child to be killed since the beginning of the Operation Protective Edge on July 8.Messi also plays for the Qatar Airways-sponsored FC Barcelona.Daniel’s images on social media show him wearing a Messi jersey.Daniel Tregerman was the first Israeli child to be killed since the beginning of the Operation Protective Edge on July 8Seeking a response from Messi, Israelis shared photos of the four-year-old in his Messi jersey, and tagged the soccer player.”Hey Leo Messi, take a look at that boy, wearing the national jersey of the best player in the world,” Liran Cohen wrote in a Facebook post yesterday, tagging Messi and FC Barcelona.By LiranCohenHey #LeoMessi,Take a look at that boy, Daniel Tregerman, wearing the national jersey of the best p… pic.twitter.com/YCAMxEKwHfadvertisement FC Barcelona (@BarcelonaFC_Pic) August 23, 2014On Twitter, Leor Vaknin, along with many other Israelis, shared photos of Tregerman, also making sure to tag Messi.@TeamMessi Thought you should know this 4yr old fan of yours was killed in Israel today by a rocket from Gaza.. pic.twitter.com/Yg57akXX2x Leor Vaknin (@leor9000) August 22, 2014″Daniel was killed by a terror organisation your team’s #1 sponsors is sponsoring,” a post read.”The mortar that killed Tregerman was fired by Hamas, the terrorist organisation that rules Gaza.The Strip has been a recipient of generous donations from Qatar”, said another.At least 2,097 Palestinians have been killed while on the Israeli side 68 people have died so far.last_img read more

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AB de Villiers to represent Tshwane Spartans in South Africa’s new T20 tournament

first_imgAB de Villiers was named among the 12 leading players for South Africa’s new Mzansi Super League Twenty20 tournament and he is set to represent the Tshwane Spartans, who will be based at his long-time home ground in Centurion.Six South African players including the retired De Villiers and six overseas players w ere named as marquee players at a Cricket South Africa media briefing. Six teams will now be competing for the services of the overseas players in a draft in Johannesburg on Wednesday.England’s ODI captain Eoin Morgan, Jason Roy and Dawid Malan will join West Indians Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo and Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan as the leading overseas players.De Villiers, who retired from international cricket earlier this year, heads the list of designated South African players.Proteas captain Faf du Plessis will play for the Paarl Rocks team in the Cape Winelands, Hashim Amla for Durban Heat, JP Duminy for Cape Town Blitz, Kagiso Rabada for Jozi Stars in Johannesburg and Imran Tahir for the Port-Elizabeth based Nelson Mandela Bay Giants.The league, named after a colloquial term for South Africa, will run from November 15 to December 16.Cricket South Africa chief executive Thabang Moroe said there had been a big response from players from around the world who wanted to be included in the league.”We have received applications from over 200 top international players who expressed interest in playing in this inaugural tournament and will have their names in the hat ahead of the player draft process,” said Moroe.advertisementSouth Africa’s first attempt at staging a major Twenty20 tournament collapsed in 2017, leading to the axing of then chief executive Haroon Lorgat and a loss of an estimated $14 million.It appeared doubtful that the concept would be revived in time for the current season before CSA announced on September 8 that it would go ahead. South Africa’s national broadcaster, SABC, has been granted the rights to televise the tournament.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

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