Taoiseach and Micheál Martin to meet again next week

first_img 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe The Taoiseach and the Fianna Fáil leader have agreed to meet again next week amid speculation an early general election is likely.Talks between Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin last night were described as ‘constructive’ by both sides.The two leaders discussed proposed legislation that could be passed in the next Dáil session.Minister for Communications, Richard Bruton, says he’s happy to let people judge Fine Gael on their track record:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/bruton7am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Previous articleBorder Economic Stimulus Package workshop being held in DonegalNext article1 person killed in workplace related incident in Donegal last year News Highland Facebook By News Highland – January 10, 2020 center_img Google+ Facebook Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Taoiseach and Micheál Martin to meet again next week AudioHomepage BannerNews Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitterlast_img read more

Christian Cooke on Headlining Knives in Hens at London’s Donma & More

first_img View Comments The fast-rising English film and TV actor Christian Cooke was Dennis Quaid’s co-star in the recent series The Art of More and has even directed a short film, Edith, starring Michelle Fairley from Game of Thrones. Cook has of late turned his attentions to the stage, first at the Hampstead Theatre in Experience and now at the Donmar in Knives in Hens, a revival of David Harrower’s 1995 play that casts the Yorkshire-born actor as the intriguingly named Pony William. The charming Cooke talked names, and more, in conversation during rehearsals with Broadway.com.Why your interest in the theater after such a good run on screens both large and small?I think it’s just the way things have fallen out during the last few years. I hadn’t done theater since I was a teenager, so for me to have been able to do first the Hampstead and now the Donmar feels like a real privilege. Both these theaters are very intimate spaces, which means that we can really focus on the language. There are no big set changes: it’s just the three of us [Cooke and co-stars Judith Roddy and Matt Ryan] up there.What did you think when you were offered Knives in Hens?When I first read it, I have to admit, “I’m not sure I get this; I don’t really know what it is.” But the play began to have a sort of mysterious hold over me, and I do think I get it now. I can’t believe it was written in 1995 because it seems like it’s from another era—like a Greek tragedy or whatever. On the surface, the dialogue can seem pedestrian and simple, but there’s so much going on beneath the surface.What do you make of your character’s name: Pony William?I just say William! Pony William is a nickname and is what he’s known as by certain people in the village, but it’s not something that would ever be said to his face. When I talk about him, it’s William.What do you think of the process of making theater, after a decade or more working on screen?Having four weeks or more to spend exploring language and text and each other in a rehearsal room—just the three of you and a director—is pretty alien compared to working in TV. In so much of the television work I’ve done, they just rehearse on set; it’s a visual process, whereas theater is very much an actor’s medium.Did theater even seem a possibility when you were starting out?I started acting when I was nine years old and also I didn’t go to drama school, so if you start as a child and you don’t properly train, it can be very hard to get in the door of theater. There’s still a bit of a prejudice against people who haven’t done theater and who haven’t trained on top of that. But, you know, it works both ways: there are a lot of theater actors who can’t get a foot in the door of TV and film. The way I see it, if you’re a good actor, you’re a good actor, and you can be good in both [mediums].Are you getting the theater bug?Definitely! I don’t understand people who don’t want to do theater unless they have left it so long that they can’t out of fear. I’m 30 next month and thought to myself, “F**king hell, I should be doing a play!” I’ve always known this was something I wanted as part of my career.How did you start acting at such a young age?My mum was just looking for that extracurricular thing for me and my brother to do, and my aunt had heard about this amateur dramatics place called Stage 84 [in Yorkshire] that did performing arts and speech and drama. We started doing productions with the school, and the lady that ran it sent us to auditions for TV and film—mainly things that were shot locally in Yorkshire, like soaps or whatever. So I got TV at an early age and thought then that I don’t want to do anything else. I had a kids’ TV show when I was 11.Were you a child star?If you have a kids’ show age 11 in America, all of a sudden you have 100 million followers, but I don’t think it’s quite like that in England. My first proper job when I was nine or 10 was a Birds Eye beef burger commercial, which is one of my all-time favorite things.Did you get paid in burgers?Yeah, exactly! The poor lad I did the advert with ended up eating like 70 burgers during the commercials—we were all put off by watching him.Do you ever feel a permanent pull toward L.A. given the amount of work you have done Stateside?I do go out a few times a year, and I have a lot of friends there. But I don’t think it’s somewhere at the moment that I would like to relocate to permanently. I’ve been in London now 10 years and just love it; I think it’s the best city in the world. And the beauty of the internet and self-taping and Skype is that you don’t have to based in one specific place these days: I can have as good a chance at a part in L.A. as the people who live there.Do you feel you’re in a pretty good place for yourself as you approach 30?Yeah, I guess so. I’ve had leaps of progress and moments of stagnation and other moments of fulfillment. My agents, particularly in America, have always told me that things will start to change for me in a positive way when I get into my 30s and 40s, so I’ve not got any issues with getting older. Let’s just see what life brings!last_img read more

Who should be able to audit trust accounts?

first_img October 15, 2012 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News Who should be able to audit trust accounts? Senior EditorWould allowing title insurance companies to audit attorney trust accounts —including those transactions the companies are not insuring — be a breach of confidentiality for clients with funds in those accounts or an extra protection?During its September 21 meeting, the Professional Ethics Committee looked at that question stemming from a new state law requiring law firms to allow title insurance companies to audit trust accounts, which contain funds for real estate transactions.The question was brought to the PEC’s attention from an attorney who inquired whether such audit would violate confidentiality provisions of Bar rules because the auditing companies companies would have access to information about clients and transactions the companies were not insuring.The committee looked at a subcommittee draft opinion which said client information would impermissibly be revealed and heard from representatives of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section and title insurance companies which said there would be little, if any, harm to clients. The committee ultimately deferred action after the subcommittee chair stated the panel needed to reconsider its draft in light of some late submissions from the section and title companies.However, Loretta O’Keeffe, the subcommittee chair, said any changes would not likely alter the final conclusion that the audits cause ethical problems.At issue is new subsection (8) to F.S. §626.8473, which requires attorneys acting as title or real estate settlement agents to keep funds for those transactions in a separate trust account to which title insurance companies insuring those deals would have access “unless maintaining funds in the separate account for a particular client would violate applicable rules of The Florida Bar.” The provision, part of an overhaul of title insurance laws, became effective July 1.The subcommittee, O’Keeffe said, looked at this question: “Is the attorney permitted to allow the title insurance company to audit the firm’s special trust account. . . without the informed consent of the client who has no involvement with the title insurance company?“The special subcommittee said the answer is ‘no,’” O’Keeffe added, “if the special trust account holds funds for client transactions that are unrelated to the title insurer requesting the audit, unless the client gives informed consent.”The subcommittee based its answer on Bar Rule 4-1.6(a), which prohibits an attorney from revealing information about the representation of a client without the consent of that client or unless certain conditions apply. The only one of those conditions that might apply, O’Keeffe said, is if the disclosure might be in the client’s best interest.“We found it did not [serve the client’s interest] because of the fact you have this overriding duty of confidentiality and the fact you were permitting a title insurer to be exposed to funds they are not insuring,” she said.Lawyers could ethically comply with the law, O’Keeffe said, by having a separate trust account for each title insurance company they deal with, having one trust account but getting informed consent from each client with funds in the account, or getting a pledge from title insurance companies that they will look at only transactions they are insuring when they audit the trust account.While RPPTL and title companies provided input to the subcommittee before its opinion was drafted, O’Keeffe said they submitted further comments after the draft was finished and the subcommittee wanted more time to consider those observations.“I do not believe that our proposed advisory opinion would change, but we would have to consider some of the recommendations and comments,” she said.The PEC agreed to take the issue up again at its next meeting in January or February.Three visitors at the meeting spoke against the draft proposed opinion. Michael Gelfand from RPPTL said audits strengthen confidence in title insurance and real estate transactions.“Audits are a critical and necessary tool in the proper function of trust accounts,” he said. “It detects bad practices. Auditing is also critical to allow us to go back and see what happens and recover funds and prosecute those who have taken funds.”Ted Conner, general counsel of title insurer The Fund, said title work isn’t as neat as envisioned in the draft proposed opinion. “Transactions come in from many sources; some come in from builders, lenders, mortgage brokers. . . . There’s often not an engagement letter as such,” he said, which can complicate getting consent.Conner added that if a client doesn’t give consent, “I think at that point the attorney would be required to tell the client, ‘Oh, by the way, you’re not getting the benefit of all these audits.’”Jim Russick, of Old Republic Title Insurance Company, contended the consent isn’t required under the rules.“The rules that do not require informed consent, if it’s in the best interest of the client, are being met by what we do [audits],” he said. “They are keeping the individual practitioner in the game because the companies are responsible for any loss of funds.”Russick said that requiring an informed consent waiver for audits would just add to the already abundant paperwork that accompanies a real estate transaction.He questioned how much confidential information a title company could discover, because most of the information — such as the source of the money, the purchase price, the size of the mortgage — will be part of the public record after the transaction closes. 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Painesville Riverside Beavers Spoil Madison Blue Streaks Homecoming Game 28-13

first_img Scott Piker Related TopicsMadison Blue StreaksPainesville Riverside Beavers MADISON, OHIO – What’s better than homecoming night? How about homecoming night with the opportunity to beat a longtime conference rival. That’s what was at stake at Dick Hamblin Field as the Madison Blue Streaks hosted the Painesville Riverside Beavers in a Western Reserve Conference clash.The Blue Streaks and Beavers have been conference rivals for decades from the old Northeastern Conference to the former Premier Athletic Conference to the current Western Reserve Conference.The visiting Beavers took control of the football early. After pinning the host Blue Streaks deep in their own territory, the Beavers defense forced the first turnover of the game, senior safety Jaxson Reutter recovers a Dominic Conforte fumble.Riverside turned the takeaway into points. Danny Smith would find the endzone a two-yard touchdown run. Junior place kicker Jayson Painter missed the extra point wide right kicking against the wind. Beavers took a 6-0 lead.Riverside kept the football on the ground when going against a stiff breeze in the first quarter. Once the second quarter began, the Beavers immediately went to the passing game. Quarterback Andrew Keller’s first pass attempt would go for a 58-yard touchdown to Smith just a minute into the second quarter. Riverside extends its lead to 12-0.After the Riverside defense records a turnover on downs, the Beavers offense increases its lead to 20-0 in a span of four plays. Keller calls his own number and runs six-yards for the touchdown. Add in a two point conversion and Rivwerisde has a three score lead.The Blue Streaks offense gets its first big play of the night following the ensuing kickoff. Quarterback Alex Dragas calls his own number and gets to the far sideline and goes 68-yards for the touchdown. Madison gets on the board and trails 20-7. That would be the score at halftime.Riverside started the second half with the football and took little time to get their three score lead back. In a span of six plays the Beavers increased their lead to 28-7. Keller would score his second rushing touchdown of the game on a five-yard run. Smith added the two-point conversion.Madison would get that score back two possessions later. Dragas would connect with Cole Tanner on a 34-yard touchdown pass. Tanner made a tremendous catch. The wide receiver had it, juggled it in the endzone and then outbattled the Riverside defender to catch the football. It was the last score of the football game.Madison had a chance to get within a touchdown in the final four minutes of the game, but a dropped touchdown pass by Tanner and a 4th down incomplete pass by Dragas ended any hopes for a homecoming game victory for the host Blue Streaks.Riverside improves to 4-1 on the season and 2-0 in the Western Reserve Conference. The Beavers have won four straight games. Madison falls to 2-3 on the season and 0-2 in the Western Reserve Conference. The Blue Streaks have lost three straight games.Riverside will host the Eastlake North Rangers for its homecoming game in week six. Madison will hit the road to face the Chardon HIlltoppers in week six. center_img Scott Piker has spent over 15 years in the Cleveland media covering news and sports with experience in radio, television, print and digital media. He has covered everything from high school, college, Indians, Browns, Cavaliers and Buckeyes. Scott spent five years as the sports producer at WEWS NewsChannel 5, the ABC affiliate in Cleveland and also has his sports work featured on examiner.com. Scott has also received an emmy award in television news. Scott was born and raised and still resides in his hometown of Madison, Ohio.last_img read more

Malzahn, Tigers survive, 27-20 in OT

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-18:8f4a67ec3a254fbc6ef4758 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-255902-4481055597001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Auburn coach Gus Malzahn talks about Saturday’s 27-20 overtime win over FCS Jacksonville State. Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img read more

Prep Soccer Scores And Schedule- September 1st

first_img St. Cloud Sports Year In ReviewPHOTO: Dave OverlundSartell FootballSartell topped Alexandria in the snow to snap a skid. PHOTO: Joel BaumgartenRocori FootballThe Rocori Football team took home the section 8AAAA championship in snowy Alexandria. PHOTO: Sarah MuellerRocori FootballRocori fans braved the cold to cheer on the Spartans at the State Tourney.PHOTO: Sarah Mueller, WJONRocori FootballRocori Fans at US Bank Stadium for the state semis.PHOTO: Sarah MuellerRocori FootballROCORI QB Jack Steil calls the signals for the Spartans at the State Tourney .PHOTO: Dave OverlundCathedral Hockey 2019Cathedral clobbered Greenway in a state tourney rematch .PHOTO: Dave Overlund, WJONCathedral HockeyCathedral takes 6A Title.PHOTO: Dave Overlund Cathedral HockeyJack Smith warms up before Cathedral’s semifinal game against Hermantown.PHOTO: Dave Overlund (AM 1390 Granite City Sports)Apollo vs Sauk Rapids-RiceApollo girls hoops takes on the Storm in Sauk Rapids.PHOTO: Dave OverlundSartell Youth Hockey WildThe MInnesota Wild came to Sartell for their Youth Hockey Spotlight. PHOTO: Dave Overlund, WJONMike Modano SartellMike Modano behind the Sabres’ bench.PHOTO: Kelly McCarneySartell-St.-Stephen-Dance-Team-2-Courtesy-Kelly-McCarneySartell Dance at State. PHOTO: Roger MischkeSauk Rapids WrestlingSauk Rapids-Rice wrestler Andrew Wollak won his 100th match. PHOTO: Dave OverlundApollo BasketballThe Apollo boys basketball team celebrates their section title.PHOTO: Dave Overlund Apollo BasketballApollo captures section title. Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip Auto (360p) 1080p HD 1/1 360pcenter_img About Connatix V56490 There were two girls soccer matches on the schedule Monday afternoon, with Little Falls topping St. John’s Prep 8-0 and Sauk Rapids-Rice falling to Moorhead 12-0. A full slate of matches awaits fans on Tuesday.GIRLS SOCCERApollo @ Bemidji 5 PMZimmerman @ Cathedral 5 PMSartell @ Brainerd 7 PMTech @ Willmar 7 PMRocori @ Alexandria 7 PMBOYS SOCCERBrainerd @ Sartell 5 PMLittle Falls @ St. John’s Prep 5 PMAlexandria @ Rocori 5:30 PMWillmar @ Tech 7 PMMoorhead @ Sauk Rapids-Rice 7 PMBemidji @ Apollo 7 PMZimmerman @ Cathedral 7 PM 720p HD About Connatix V56490last_img read more

Indefatigable Thief Steals from Lingerie Store 15 Times; Caught on 16th Attempt

first_imgA man who allegedly stole from Victoria’s Secret at Arizona Mills Mall 15 times was apprehended on his 16th robbery attempt, according to Tempe police. They report that on August 16, they arrested 28-year-old Alexander Jose Martinez as he exited the Arizona Mills Mall. Martinez was allegedly seen on store surveillance video stealing over $1,000 worth of merchandise from Victoria’s Secret. Tempe police report that on August 16, they arrested 28-year-old Alexander Jose Martinez as he exited the Arizona Mills Mall.Martinez was allegedly seen on store surveillance video stealing over $1,000 worth of merchandise from Victoria’s Secret. Police say Martinez was seen placing items into a green duffle bag, then leaving the store without paying. Court records show that Martinez was identified as the suspect in 15 other thefts from the same Victoria’s Secret store with the robberies allegedly beginning on May 23. Police say… ABC15 News Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

After scoring drop, Andre Paras admits he’s still ‘out of shape’

first_imgBeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives LATEST STORIES Fortunately, the 22-year-old slotman can quickly make the turnaround as AMA takes on contender Zark’s Burger-Lyceum on Thursday.“I know I have to be in shape always, and I’m working hard in our trainings. I make sure that I catch up to our team after work,” he said as he seeks to atone for this lackluster showing.“For sure, I’ll be looking to bounce back. Hopefully, I can make an impact offensively.”ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte The second-generation star attributed the dip in his performance to splitting his time between training and taping afternoon fantasy series Sirkus, but Paras made it clear that he’s more than capable to juggle multiple responsibilities.“I guess I’ve just been working a lot,” he said. ““I committed myself here, so no excuses,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingParas, though, still couldn’t hide his frustrations after being a non-factor offensively for the Titans, leaving most of the scoring responsibilities to newcomers Michael Cañete and Kris Porter.“It hurts to say that we’ll make up for it next game because we could’ve contributed today. I was able to get rebounds, but that’s not enough. So I need to up my game offensively,” he said. Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims PBA IMAGESAndre Paras was the first to admit that he wasn’t at his peak form in AMA Online Education’s conference-opener in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.“I’m kind of out of shape,” he said after posting nothing but 11 rebounds in 22 minutes on the floor in the Titans’ 93-75 defeat to Wangs Basketball-Letran on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Gordon: Albayalde may still face charges even after retirement PLAY LIST 00:54Gordon: Albayalde may still face charges even after retirement00:50Trending Articles02:02Chief Justice Peralta vows to lead by example, bares 10-point program02:49Robredo: 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Injured Nadal set to return in three weeks View commentslast_img read more