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first_imgNews The impact of the recession on people with disability is being discussed at a workshop in the Ramada Encore hotel in Letterkenny this afternoon.Today is International Day of People with a Disability, and the campaign group People with Disabilities in Ireland is hosting the event, which all disabled people and their families are being urged to attend.Organiser Eddie Crawford says between the threat of cuts next week’s budget and the ongoing cutbacks in health and education services, people’s quality of life is being compromised. Mr Crawford is warning that will not be tolerated, and the days when disabled people sat quietly in the corner are gone. Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – December 3, 2009 Facebook People with disabilities to outline impact of recession Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Twitter Google+center_img WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleCoughlan’s Swiss expenses in the spotlightNext articleDoherty calls for retention of CDPs News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+last_img read more

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first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Saur Energy International:In the efforts to achieve greater energy security, the Government of Pakistan through its Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) has signed implementation agreements and guarantees direct agreements with 11 wind independent power producers (IPPs) for 560 MW of new wind energy capacity to serve the Pakistan grid.These projects would provide more than 1.8 billion units of clean energy annually. The projects were agreed with the help of the private sector and development finance institution (DFIs) including the International Finance Corporation (IFC), CDC, FMO, and ICD, amongst others.Six out of eleven wind projects are financed by the IFC, which on November 15, signed agreements to finance the so-called Super Six project portfolio with USD 450 million in debt. Those power plants, with a combined capacity of 310 MW, will be installed in the Jhimpir wind corridor in Sindh province and will be able to generate enough electricity to cover the annual needs of 450,000 homes while offsetting around 650,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually, IFC said in a separate statement. It will provide some USD 86 million in funds from its own account and USD 234 million mobilised from other lenders.The government agency, which is tasked with promoting renewables installation in Pakistan, has signed the agreements for 560 MW wind capacity to help with the country’s objective of having 30 percent renewables nationally by 2030 and cutting its dependence on fossil fuel imports.In September, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) had decided to shortly approve a loan worth USD 350 million for reforms and financial sustainability programmes that aim to address fiscal, governance, technical and policy deficits in the Pakistan energy sector. These deficits have adversely impacted the sector’s quality and efficiency of services, and the sustainability of energy infrastructure and finances, thereby challenging Pakistan’s fiscal balance and macroeconomic stability.More: Pakistan signs deal for 560 MW of new wind energy capacity Pakistan signs deals for 560MW of new wind powerlast_img read more

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first_imgTopics : The renovated wings of the museum were restored in 2019 with assistance from the World Monuments Fund.Yemen’s bloody five-year conflict pits pro-government forces, including a Saudi-led coalition, against the Iran-backed Huthi rebels who have conquered much of the country’s north, including the capital Sanaa. Thousands have died, millions have been displaced, and disease and famine stalk the cities and villages, in what the UN calls the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.Yemen’s rich cultural heritage has not been spared.Inside the museum in Taez, a city ringed by mountains, ancient cooking utensils and priceless manuscripts lie exposed on wooden tables draped with old cloth. The refurbished side is resplendent with curved ornamental moldings juxtaposed with intricate ochre brickwork, reminiscent of the style of old Sanaa, one of Yemen’s four UNESCO World Heritage sites.Established as an Ottoman palace, then a residence for one of Yemen’s last kings, it became a museum in 1967.It has since been “bombed” and “pillaged” according to its director, Ramzi al-Damini.Taez, in Yemen’s southwest, is under government control but surrounded by Huthi rebel forces. ‘Great pride’ “How did it get out? We don’t know, but it was up for auction in Europe where it might have already been sold,” said the archaeologist.Some Yemeni treasures have resurfaced in private collections in Gulf countries, including Qatar and Kuwait, said Jeremie Schiettecatte, an expert in the archaeology of the Arabian Peninsula at France’s National Centre for Scientific Research.He said he believed the destruction of Yemeni heritage elicited less international outcry than the desecration of artifacts in Syria and Iraq because of the involvement of Saudi Arabia, a major market for Western arms, in Yemen’s conflict.”There’s a very strong link between the Yemenis and their heritage — including pre-Islamic heritage,” he said.”[There is] great pride in the period when southern Arabia [modern-day Yemen] was the most advanced society on the Arabian Peninsula.”At the end of June, a renowned French archaeologist and his husband were charged as part of a sprawling investigation into the trafficking of antiquities from the Middle East, including Yemen.A world away from the Paris probe, Taez’s museum plans to re-open its doors in 2023, by which time it is hoped the conflict will have abated.”Archaeological sites are being neglected and they are a major part of our appeal to tourists,” said Taez resident Hisham Ali Ahmed.”I’m hoping for a return to a normal life and a state that takes care of antiquities.”center_img Antiquities sold online “The museum is packed with rare antiquities, including manuscripts and stone sculptures, swords and shields,” Damini told AFP.”We’ve recovered some of it, but significant pieces are still missing,” said the director as he stood in a courtyard piled with bricks and steel girders.He said he was in contact with the authorities and UNESCO to update them about the restoration works, but also to “recover articles smuggled out of the country”.”It’s a difficult process,” said Mohanad al-Sayani, head of Yemen’s General Organisation of Antiquities and Museums (GOAM), which works with UNESCO.”We have two governments, a country in a state of war — and the trafficking of antiquities existed long before the conflict.”Though there are no figures for the number of antiquities stolen, the authorities and UNESCO have undertaken inventories at several of Yemen’s museums.Restoration work is also underway at historical sites in Sanaa, Zabid, Shibam and Aden, Sayani said.The war has “massively affected” archaeological sites, said Yemeni archaeologist Mounir Talal.He recounted the bombings of old Sanaa, of a museum in Dhamar that used to house thousands of artifacts, and of Taez’s Al-Qahira citadel, which blends into the mountainside.”Palaces which date back to the Ayyubid dynasty [12th and 13th centuries] and the Rasulid dynasty [13th to 15th centuries] were, unfortunately, destroyed inside the citadel,” he said.”We find stolen Yemeni antiquities for sale online or at public auctions,” Talal added, giving the example of a grand stone-hewn throne from the Saba kingdom, best known for the Queen of Sheba. The two facades of the National Museum in the Yemeni city of Taez bear testament to the ravages of a war that has consumed the Arabian Peninsula country.One side has been beautifully restored to its former grandeur, recalling a traditional palace from earlier eras.The other is pocked with damage, crumbling away to reveal collapsed floors and shattered walls.last_img read more

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first_imgThat feeling when you score your first @FIFAWWC goal… pic.twitter.com/lcRGKEO65x— Lionesses (@Lionesses) June 9, 2019England was awarded a penalty after 12 minutes when Nicola Docherty’s raised arm connected with Francesca Kirby’s cross, and Parris lashed the spot-kick into the top-left corner of the net to give Lee Alexander no chance.White drew a good save from Alexander with a close-range volley eight minutes later and had the ball in the net only for her looping header to be ruled out for offside.Manchester City-bound White made no mistake five minutes before halftime when Kirby forced the ball through to her on the edge of the box and she hooked it into the corner of the net with an accurate left-foot finish to double England’s advantage.Beth Mead thought she had made it 3-0 within seconds of the restart but again an offside flag denied England. The combination of Parris and her Lyon teammate Lucy Bronze on the England right was at the heart of the Lionesses’ best play and Scotland could not match their quality despite battling tirelessly throughout.White spearheaded England’s attack, providing them with a constant outlet, and got her reward for a performance full of poise and determination with England’s second, which put the game out of Scotland’s reach despite Claire Emslie’s 79th-minute consolation strike. Related News Women’s World Cup 2019: Updated group stage results and standings Ellen White scored her third goal in as many games against Scotland as England’s World Cup campaign got off to a winning start in Nice, where Nikita Parris was also on target in a 2-1 victory.Phil Neville’s side dominated much of an entertaining encounter at the Allianz Riviera and Parris scored her 13th international goal with a 14th-minute penalty — her first successful spot kick in an England shirt.center_img Scotland improved, and Emslie made inroads down the right flank, but England countered and White struck another close-range volley that Alexander did well to catch.Lisa Evans remained full of running in the closing stages and she started a sweeping Scotland move that Emslie finished with a neat finish high into the net from close range, but England held firm in the closing stages to clinch the victory. Hope Solo rips USWNT coach Jill Ellis: She’s ‘not the leader I wish her to be’last_img read more

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first_img“There was something that set it off, which I learned overnight,” Trompesauce told RMC radio on Monday morning. “There was a women who was attacked by CRS (riot police).”Attacking and injuring a police officer in France can lead to up to three years in prison and a fine of 45,000 euros (51,000 dollars), though sentences can be increased in certain circumstances.Around 50,000 protesters took to the streets again on Saturday in cities around France to protest the centrist government of President Emmanuel Macron, leading to clashes in Paris and Bordeaux.Several men driving a forklift truck also smashed open the doors of the ministry of government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux in Paris, who denounced the break-in as an “unacceptable attack on the Republic”.Protests against fuel taxes began in rural and small-town France in late November, but then mushroomed into a wider revolt during December against the policies and governing style of 41-year-old Macron.On Friday, Griveaux had denounced those still protesting as “agitators who want insurrection and, basically, to overthrow the government”.Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Christophe DettingerParis, France | AFP | French police were Monday hunting for a ex-professional boxer who was filmed at the weekend punching an officer on a bridge in central Paris during a demonstration by “yellow vest” protesters.The shocking images show the heavily built man land several punches on a policeman who falls to the ground and is then kicked by protesters wearing yellow vests, just a few hundred metres (yards) from the national parliament building.“Sir, you knocked a colleague to the ground. You have been identified,” said a tweet from France’s SCPN police union said. “For a boxer, apparently you don’t respect any of the rules. You are going to learn those of the criminal code.”The man, named by French media as 37-year-old Christophe Dettinger, is a former heavyweight professional boxer who reportedly works for the local government in the Essonne area south of Paris.– ‘Surrender plea’ –The French boxing federation issued a statement condemning the violence, saying that it “ran completely contrary to the values of our sport.”“The French Boxing Federation sends its support to the family and loved ones of the officer who was a victim of this individual, but equally to all the security forces who have been on duty these last weeks,” it said.Dettinger’s former coach, Jacky Trompesauce, urged the father of three to give himself up to police after he was caught on camera on the Leopold-Sedar-Senghor bridge which links the Tuileries gardens to the Musee d’Orsay.last_img read more

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first_imgMiami Gardens, Florida — Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida is hosting a lot of prestigious football games such as the Super Bowl and now the College Football Championship. The stadium will transform from a coronavirus drive-through testing site to the hallowed venue for the College Football Championship early next year, virus permitting. FILE – In this Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow holds the trophy as safety Grant Delpit looks on after LSU defeated Clemson 42-25 in the NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game, in New Orleans. Imagine if a pandemic had shortened or wiped out that last, golden season for Burrow, who won the Heisman Trophy and led LSU to the national championship. Would he still have emerged as the first overall NFL draft pick? (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)The College Football Playoff (CFP) selection committee will release its final rankings of the 2020-21 season Sunday, December 20, executive director Bill Hancock announced. The top four teams will participate in the Playoff Semifinals Friday, January 1, in the Rose Bowl Game and Sugar Bowl. The national championship game will be played Monday, January 11, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. Also, the University of Miami will Play FSU at the Rock as well on Sept 26th…coronavirus permitting.The final rankings were originally scheduled to be released Sunday, December 6. The CFP Management Committee made the change as a result of several conferences having moved their championship games to December 12, 18 or 19.The committee’s final meeting of the season will be December 18-19-20 in Grapevine, Texas. The CFP will announce the full schedule of this fall’s selection committee meetings at a later date.“With recent schedule changes for the regular season, it makes sense for the committee to make its final rankings after the conference championship games, when it can get a complete picture of the season,” Hancock said. “The selection committee members understand the need to be flexible as we all navigate uncharted waters this season, and this move will allow them to evaluate all the available information.”The Management Committee also shortened the post-season travel time for teams. The two teams participating in the CFP National Championship will arrive in Miami on Saturday afternoon, January 9, 2021 instead of the usual Friday evening arrival. With this change, media day, typically held on Saturday morning in the host city, will not take place this year. Details on virtual media availabilities will be announced at a later date. The Rose Bowl Game, Sugar Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Orange Bowl and Peach Bowl will follow a similar three-day schedule.“In this unprecedented time, the Management Committee believes it is in the best interest for the health and safety of the student-athletes, coaches and staffs to complete their game-week preparation on campus, under the familiar protocols they will have used all season,” said Hancock. “This is an unfortunate consequence of the pandemic, but it is the right thing to do.”For additional information on the selection committee and its weekly rankings, and to view the selection committee protocol in its entirety, please visit CollegeFootballPlayoff.com.last_img read more

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first_img The figures are revealed in England Golf’s latest Impact Report, which reviews the success of support for clubs provided by the county network, with the help of national partners.   England Golf’s business support has been used extensively, with over 1300 decision makers from 750 clubs attending Business Growth Hubs and demand-led workshops during the last year. A growing number of clubs are using resources to understand their market, including mapping tools which show where to find potential customers, who can then be targeted with effective marketing campaigns.  “Our refreshed strategy to grow the game of golf in England puts the customer at the heart of everything we do and we’re encouraging clubs to take the same approach.  “We now have Club Support Officers in all counties whose role is to listen to and understand the business needs of clubs and help them to achieve their aims.  The growth was notably rapid in 2016/17, with over 237,000 new players and almost 17,000 new members recorded in the year to the end of March. In the last two years, over 10,000 have taken part in women-only Get into golf programmes which have created over 2000 new members. Girls Golf Rocks, the recruitment programme supported by girl county players, was run in nine counties last year with 624 girls introduced to golf and over 230 joining clubs. This year Girls Golf Rocks is running in 15 counties. In addition, Family Golf Month was introduced last July and helped to get over 7300 people playing, with almost 200 taking out memberships.  England Golf’s strategy to grow the game has inspired over 640,000 people to take up the sport in the last four years and more than 44,000 to join clubs. Other facts highlighted by the Impact Report show that over 180,000 people took part in Get into golf activities over the last four years with over 22,500 memberships created. The Golf Express campaign, which promotes short format golf, has involved over 32,000 golfers since 2015.  “We can help them to understand their market and the importance of providing their customers with the golfing experience they want, whether that’s competitive play, social golf, short format golf which fits into busy lifestyles, or the opportunity to meet friends and make new ones.”  16 Jul 2017 Huge numbers take up golf in England Sharon Heeley, England Golf’s Head of Delivery, commented: “It’s very pleasing to report these results and we are looking forward to even greater successes in the future.  Forty per cent of all new participants are female, highlighting the appetite for the game among women and girls. England Golf’s strategy also has an over-arching aim to increase the number of women and girls playing golf. Women currently account for just 15% of club membership and the Impact Report details the success of initiatives to attract them to try the game.  Click here to view the full report Image copyright Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

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