Residents stage protest outside new Sewerage Scheme in Dungloe

first_img Google+ Residents stage protest outside new Sewerage Scheme in Dungloe Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Residents in Dungloe staged a protest earlier this afternoon by blocking the road outside the new Sewerage Scheme there.A private workshop between council officials and Irish Water in relation to the new Scheme today had been criticized during the week, prompting calls for the public to be prioritised in the matter.Local Resident Hugh Boyle outlines why he is taking part in this afternoons protest:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Previous articleTeenager appears in court in Derry over Waterside chip shop robberyNext articleStrabane man wanted in connection with Regency Hotel murder refused bail admin 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Google+ Twitter Twitter By admin – September 9, 2016 center_img WhatsApp Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Pinterest Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Cladylast_img read more

New Year’s Eve ball drop to celebrate journalists and press freedom around the world

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — When the ball drops on New Year’s Eve in New York City’s iconic Times Square, it will be dedicated to protecting press freedom and celebrating the importance of journalism.The Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment have named the Committee to Protect Journalists — the media watchdog group that released its annual prison census findings this month — as this year’s charity honoree.“On New Year’s Eve we look back and reflect on the major events of the past year, we look forward with a sense of hope, and we celebrate the people and things we value most,” Tim Tompkins, president of the Times Square Alliance, said in a statement. “This year, we’re celebrating the free press and journalism and those who work to protect, preserve and practice it.”Tompkins told ABC News the alliance first considered the dedication after Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside of the Saudi embassy in Istanbul, Turkey.“There were a lot of conversations during the last year about the role of the press, not just domestically but internationally,” Tompkins said. “New Year’s is not just a celebration, but a moment of reflection. What are the big themes personally, or in the world for this past year?”The recognition comes as several world leaders, including President Donald Trump, have lashed out against journalists in 2018. The U.S. president has repeatedly referred to the press as the “enemy of the people” and described their work as “fake news.”In the Philippines and Russia, too, Presidents Rodrigo Duterte and Vladimir Putin, respectively, have echoed Trump’s apparent disdain for the media.It was against that backdrop of criticism that the Times Square Alliance decided to honor journalists at the Crossroads of the World on New Year’s Eve. In addition to the killing of Khashoggi, the deadly shooting in June at the Capital Gazette newsroom factored into the decision to dedicate the night to journalists.“That was the real frightening moment for journalists throughout the U.S., to realize there is a level of animosity towards journalists that we need to be aware of,” Tompkins said.Despite his battles with members of the media, Trump publicly offered sympathies for the Capital Gazette victims.“My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families,” he tweeted.Partnering with the Committee to Protect Journalists allowed for a global perspective to the issues of press freedom.On Dec. 13, the watchdog organization published its Annual Prison Census, which found that 251 journalists were currently imprisoned around the world as of the beginning of the month. Also, the number of journalists around the world imprisoned on charges of false news rose to 28, the report found, up from nine two years ago.“Americans are united in their belief that press freedom and independent journalism are at the heart of our democracy,” Joel Simon, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, said in a statement. “Our country’s commitment to these principles has inspired journalists around the world working in dangerous and difficult conditions.”TIME Magazine also dedicated its “Person of the Year” to journalists who have been killed or persecuted around the globe, including Jamal Khashoggi, the victims of the Capital Gazette shooting and others.On New Year’s Eve, journalists from major media organizations are being invited to the main stage for the “Special Guest” moment, a distinction typically reserved for glitterati and prominent leaders.The list of who will take the stage and hit the button to ring in the new year hasn’t been released yet.Tompkins insists that, in spite of the precipitating events this year, the biggest party in the world is dedicated to bigger ideas.“There may be a temptation by people to put a partisan spin on this,” he said, “but I think if we’re all playing the long game for democracy, then we realize that this is an issue that rises above any particular party or person.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Men’s soccer keep winning, unbeaten in Ivies

first_imgAfter opening the season at No. 20, Harvard soccer (7-3; 3-0 Ivy League) is back in the rankings at No. 22, coming off big road wins against No. 24 Brown (8-3-1; 2-1-0) and Holy Cross (6-3-3). Harvard, which defeated Brown 4-1 and Holy Cross 3-0, is the last undefeated team in Ivy play this year. After three conference games, Harvard has scored seven times, conceding only one goal.Co-captain midfielder Michael Fucito ‘09 and freshman goalkeeper Austin Harms were announced Monday (Oct. 20) as Ivy Player of the Week and Ivy Rookie of the Week, respectively.Fucito has three goals and an assist in his last three games and leads the Ivy League in both points and goals, and is second in game-winning goals. Last week, he was also announced as one of 10 finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for men’s soccer, which is given to one student-athlete every year based on athletic performance, academic excellence, character, and community involvement (CLASS stands for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School). Nationwide voting for the award will be open until Nov. 17, and the winner will be announced during the 2008 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship in Frisco, Texas (Dec. 12-14).Harms, whose Rookie of the Week honor is his second in three weeks, has started every game since his shutout against Yale in his first career start (Oct. 4) and already leads the Ivy League in goals against average and save percentage. He is also fourth in saves per game and fifth in shutouts with three, despite playing in only five games.The Crimson return to Ivy competition when they face Princeton on the road Saturday (Oct. 25).last_img read more