Rugby World TV: Six Nations Round 3 previews

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS WE’VE HAD a breather from the RBS 6 Nations to catch our breath, but the heat is back on this weekend as Wales head to Rome, France hop across the channel to Twickenham and Scotland host Ireland. We put our neck on the line and pick our winners, but do you think we’ve got it right? Join the discussion on Facebook Rugby World magazine and Twitter @rugbyworldmag.Thanks to Tom Macleod and We Are Iris.last_img

Ex PM takes up ambassadorial role at JDRF, & more charity appointment news

first_imgLaura Kerby takes up CEO role at Myeloma UKMyeloma UK, has announced the appointment of Laura Kerby to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Kerby, currently the CEO of national cancer care centre, Penny Brohn, will take up her position from May 2020. Kerby has been CEO of Penny Brohn UK for six years, having previously worked in leadership roles in the corporate sector. She spent 14 years at Nuffield Health as MD for the consumer fitness and wellbeing division and sat for five years as a member of the Executive Board.  533 total views,  2 views today Tagged with: recruitment Recruitment / people New CEO for DFN Project SEARCHClaire Cookson has been appointed CEO of DFN Project SEARCH. She replaces Maura Lynch and will be responsible for executing DFN Project SEARCH’s long-term strategic goal of getting thousands of young adults with learning difficulties and autism into full-time paid jobs. Cookson is currently CEO of the DFN Charitable Foundation and has been working alongside DFN Project SEARCH colleagues for some time. She will continue to lead the Foundation’s other education and transition to employment programme, DFN MoveForward. Melanie May | 4 May 2020 | News Rachel Kirby-Rider appointed CLIC Sargent CEORachel Kirby-Rider has been appointed CEO at CLIC Sargent. She has led CLIC Sargent’s Income and Engagement teams for the last five years, with roles including Director of Fundraising, and more recently, Director of Income and Engagement. In 2016 she spearheaded the charity’s new income generation strategy ‘One Team One Target’, focused on building long-term relationships. Prior to joining CLIC Sargent, Kirby-Rider was Executive Director of Fundraising and Communications at Samaritans and Head of Corporate & Community Fundraising at Diabetes UK. She was appointed as CLIC Sargent’s interim CEO in early March 2020 following Kate Lee’s move to Alzheimer’s Society, and in March was appointed to the permanent position. 4 new trustees for London’s Air AmbulanceLondon’s Air Ambulance has strengthened its Board with the appointment of four new Trustees. The new Trustees, Gemma Sherrington (pictured), Brigadier Tim Hodgetts, Dr Margot Gosney, and James Thomas together bring a wealth of experience across the charity, military, technology and medical research sectors. Sherrington is Director of Fundraising & Marketing at Save the Children UK with over 15 years of fundraising and marketing experience, Brigadier Tim Hodgetts, is Head Army Medical Services and Senior Health Adviser to the Army, Dr Margot Gosney is Director of Clinical Health Sciences, University of Reading and Elderly Care Consultant, Royal Berkshire NHS Trust, and James Thomas is Chief Technology Officer, Wellcome Trust. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New members for NABS Scotland committeeFour senior members of Scotland’s ad industry have been appointed to the NABS Scotland committee. Andrew Dobbie, founder/CEO of MadeBrave; Shona Watson, director SW&CO brand and design agency; Anna Kormos, freelance marketing manager; and Saoirse McKenna (pictured), copywriter at Union Direct join existing committee members Mark Gorman, head of thinking, Think Hard; Sara Robertson, head of membership, IPA; David Roberts, head of business, Multiply; and Jackie Anderson, head of agency and associate director, Denholm Associates. Darren Cormack appointed CEO at MAGDarren Cormack, currently MAG’s Deputy Chief Executive and Strategy, Government Relations and Partnerships Director, will become the charity’s CEO on 15 May. Cormack succeeds Dr Jane Cocking OBE, who has led MAG for three years and is stepping down to pursue a range of opportunities in the humanitarian sector. — JDRF UK (@JDRFUK) April 30, 2020Theresa May becomes JDRF ambassadorFormer UK Prime Minister Theresa May, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2013, will become an Ambassador for JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity, to champion its global research programme including the Connect Immune Research initiative, which brings together researchers from across autoimmune conditions to uncover the common threads in their work. Cate Conway joins AWARE as ambassadorAWARE, the Northern Ireland depression charity, has welcomed local radio presenter Cate Conway as ambassador. She will be supporting the charity’s campaigns, attending events and helping to raise awareness of AWARE as the charity looks towards its 25th anniversary in 2021. The role will enable Conway to become involved in a cause that she is passionate about having experienced first-hand the impact of poor mental health following the loss of her former Q Radio co-host Stephen Clements earlier this year. Former Prime Minister @theresa_may is to become an Ambassador for @JDRFUK. She will work to champion our international type 1 diabetes research programme.Read more: https://t.co/sZcAH7KDO1 pic.twitter.com/pwW8Q2BIWN Advertisement Ex PM takes up ambassadorial role at JDRF, & more charity appointment news With ex PM Theresa May taking up the role of Ambassador at diabetes charity JDRF, and four charity CEO appointments, here’s our latest recruitment round up.  534 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Int’l peace delegation to tour Russia on ‘bridge-building mission’

first_imgThe Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space (GN) is organizing a delegation to Russia to help “build a peace bridge between people of their nations” from April 25 to May 10. Twenty-four peace activists from Canada, England, Nepal, Sweden and the U.S. will participate in a “bridge-building mission.” Most of the group will be members of GN and Veterans For Peace. GN Coordinator Bruce K. Gagnon said, “Our primary goal is to stand against the constant demonization of Russia, which is being used to justify U.S.-NATO military expansion up to Russian borders.”Members of the delegation are scheduled to arrive in Moscow April 25. They will fly to Crimea on April 30 and then to St. Petersburg on May 5. They will meet with experts to discuss such topics as culture, economics, foreign policy, military policy and more.  Chair Dave Webb of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (U.K.) said in a statement, “We want to see and hear for ourselves what Russia is really like.“We want to meet with Russian citizens, teachers, students, political leaders, journalists and others in order to listen and ask questions, so we get unfiltered information.” GN was founded in 1992 to “stop the militarization of space” and has around 150 affiliated organizations. The idea for the tour originated last spring in Oxford, England, at the GN annual meeting, which takes place in a different country each year. Hostility to USSR and RussiaHostility against the Soviet Union was a keystone in U.S. political life. As journalist Louise Bryant wrote in 1918, “We have here in America an all-too-obvious and objectionable prejudice against Russia,” one that was “born of fear.” U.S. hostility has now returned, despite the downfall of the USSR and the restoration of capitalism in Russia.The U.S. government and its NATO allies have now ratcheted up tensions with Russia through sanctions, arming nations such as Ukraine (where a Russophobic regime was elevated into power by a U.S.-backed coup in 2014), saber-rattling rhetoric on the world stage and other means of intimidation. According to an April 5 GN news release, “Not since the height of the Cold War in the 1980s have tensions been so great between Russia and the U.S. Washington now regularly blames Russia for nearly every ill in the world.”Continuing down the dangerous path of his predecessors, the administration of Donald Trump has further endangered the world by pulling out of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty and the Iran Nuclear Deal.Swedish Peace Council vice chair Agneta Norberg, another delegation member, said, “The U.S. has 1,000 military bases around the world and a dozen nuclear-armed Trident submarines patrolling. We are trapped in a very dangerous situation, and none of the presidents seem to understand the danger.” Hostility to Russia and its people is widespread, not just in the West but also in Asian-Pacific NATO partner countries like Japan and Australia. Norberg said the U.S. is “twisting the arms” of countries such as Sweden and Finland to join “an ever-expanding NATO and allow war games and bases aimed at Russia onto our lands.”Gagnon dispels the myth of NATO being a defensive alliance. “The U.S. used NATO to attack Yugoslavia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria and more. The U.S. wants to turn NATO into a ‘global alliance’ and is signing up ‘partner’ nations in South America and the Asia-Pacific.”According to Gagnon, “The U.S. finds it difficult to get many of its regime-change wars supported at the United Nations and, thus, is attempting to have an expanding and aggressive NATO replace the U.N. as endless-war supporter.”It should be noted that while U.S. military coffers continue to swell (with a budget of $716 billion for 2019), Russia’s military budget ($66.3 billion last year) has been reduced in the last couple of years, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.Gagnon said, “We should recognize that the corporate-dominated media has one intention — to justify the military encirclement of Russia and China. This obviously benefits the weapons production corporations and the politicians they control in Congress.”The delegation will make its findings available to the public in the near future. Gagnon said one of the hopes for the tour is to “make friends with the Russian people, who are not our enemies.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Chief Constable warns Letters of Comfort are not a “Get out of jail free…

first_imgNews Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+ WhatsApp Twitter A review has found that letters sent to around 200 Irish republican terror suspects – assuring them they weren’t wanted by police did NOT amount to an amnesty.Lady Justice Hallett looked at the scheme and found there was a lack of strategy and structure but not a breach of the law.The House of Commons was told this afternoon that such letters do not amount to an amensty, and in the event of new evidence being uncovered, the holders of letters may be arrested.Donal Kavanagh has more……………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/donal530.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Chief Constable warns Letters of Comfort are not a “Get out of jail free card” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleMurphy looking to make up for hurt of Ulster Final defeatNext articleHistoric European win for Sligo Rovers News Highland WhatsApp Twitter Google+center_img Facebook 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Pinterest Pinterest Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Facebook By News Highland – July 17, 2014 Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota last_img read more

Up to 70 jobs to go at Largo Foods – Report

first_img Previous articleEnda Kenny refuses to meet campaign groups during Donegal visitNext articleMan charged after Bellaghy shoting News Highland Up to 70 jobs to go at Largo Foods – Report Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Newsx Adverts Facebook Pinterest Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Up to 70 jobs are to go at the Largo Foods plant in Gweedore.The Donegal News is reporting this morning that a notice put up at the plant on Friday says the jobs will go in June and July, with approximately 35 jobs going in each of the two months.There’s been no statement from the company. Google+center_img HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week By News Highland – May 21, 2012 Twitter Google+ PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal WhatsApp Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers WhatsApp Pinterest Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released last_img read more

West Donegal community activist to run for local elections next year

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest A West Donegal community activist has announced that he is to run in next years local elections.Michael Mac Giolla Easbuig, who was heavily involved in the Cant Pay Wont Pay campaign, previously said he had no intentions of going into politics.But he now says that he has been approached by a number of people locally asking to run in the elections next year.Speaking to Highland Radio News, Michael Mac Giolla Easbuig confirmed his intentions to run in the local elections:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/meehal.mp3[/podcast] Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleConvicted rapist Joseph McCabe will not be pursued in the RepublicNext articleClubs agree on new championship structure News Highland Twitter Facebookcenter_img Twitter West Donegal community activist to run for local elections next year Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – September 11, 2013 last_img read more

Mc Hugh says teaching Irish can become a staple of Donegal Tourism

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Mc Hugh says teaching Irish can become a staple of Donegal Tourism 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook Facebook WhatsApp By News Highland – September 2, 2015 Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Gaeltacht Minister Joe Mc Hugh has said he wants to promote tourism by getting people to learn Irish while visiting Gaeltacht areas in Donegal.Minister Mchugh believes there is scope to create ‘linguistic tourism’ destinations in the county for foreigners, who are interested in learning the Irish language.He believes the Wild Atlantic Way would promote the move even further.Areas such as Fanad, Gaoth Dobhair and Glencolmcille would be included in the plan.Minister Mc Hugh says while there are ways of learning Irish through technology, the best way to learn it is through interaction with Irish speakers…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/joeirishspeakers.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleConcern at impact of RBP parade on residents of NewtownstewartNext articleSchool of Modern Languages to closes at UU’s Coleraine campus News Highland Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry last_img read more

Safety issues raised over road outside Ramelton Housing Estate

first_img Facebook Safety issues raised over road outside Ramelton Housing Estate Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction By News Highland – April 13, 2018 Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford center_img Previous articleCalls for Leader funding applications to be simplifiedNext articleSwilly Ferry Service to begin on June Bank Holiday News Highland FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest Serious concern has been raised that someone could be seriously injured outside a Ramelton housing estate because some motorists are driving too fast.The Acres Housing Estate in Tullymountain has three entrances and despite this, there are currently no traffic calming measures in place on the main road.Donegal County Council has agreed to explore the possibility of installing measures such as ramps outside the estate.Cllr Adrian Glackin says a few minor incidents have already happened in the area:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Aidyrfhgfhgfamelton.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterestlast_img read more

North West job losses should act as a wake up call – MacSharry

first_imgHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – January 13, 2018 Twitter The recent job losses in the North West should act as a wake up call for the Government.That’s according to Deputy Marc MacSharry who says Central Government must take the situation in the region seriously and concentrate on coming up with new measures, rather than promote employment in Dublin.This comes as three companies across Donegal and Sligo announce plans to close their plants, one of those, Celtic Weave in Ballyshannon announced that it is to cease production with the loss of 13 jobs.Deputy Mac Sharry says the Government needs to take urgent action, as Brexit looms:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/macsharryWEB.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday 12th JanuaryNext articleStobart Air to run regional flights between Donegal and Dublin News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Facebookcenter_img Pinterest North West job losses should act as a wake up call – MacSharry Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApplast_img read more

911 calls, body-cam footage released in fatal shooting of Australian woman by police

first_imgiStock/bizoo_n(MINNEAPOLIS) — The 911 calls and some of the body-camera footage, capturing the scene after a Minneapolis police officer shot a woman who had called 911 repeatedly to report a possible sexual assault behind her home, have been released by a judge.On July 15, 2017, Justine Ruszczyk Damond called 911 to report what she feared was a woman being sexually assaulted in the alley behind her home in the city’s Fulton neighborhood, according to a criminal complaint.“I’m not sure if she’s having sex or being raped,” Damond tells the dispatcher in the first 911 call, which was released Thursday. “I think she just yelled out ‘Help,’ but it’s difficult. The sound has been going on for a little while but I think, I don’t think she’s enjoying it. … I don’t know.”The dispatcher tells her that officers are on the way to her home and confirms with Damond that she cannot see anything in the alley behind her home.“It sounds like sex noises but it’s been going on for a while and I think I just heard ‘Help’ and it sounds distressed,” Damond tells the dispatcher.“OK. I’ve already got an officer on the way. What is your name?” the dispatcher says.“Justine,” Damond says.She later makes a second 911 call, inquiring about the whereabouts of the officers who’ve been sent to investigate.“You’re hearing a female screaming?” the dispatcher says.“Yes. The lane behind the house,” Damond says.“Yup. Officers are on the way there,” the dispatcher tells her.When Minneapolis police officers Mohamed Noor and partner Matthew Harrity arrived in the dark alley behind Damond’s home, she approached the driver’s side of the squad car, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.Noor, who was in the passenger seat of the squad car, shot her through the open window on the driver’s side, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said.After the gunshot went off, Harrity, who was sitting in the driver’s seat, saw Noor’s arm stretched across him, toward the open window, Freeman said. There was “no evidence of a threat” when Noor fired the shot, he said. In body-camera footage released Thursday, Harrity could be heard telling an officer who’d just arrived what happened and saying that Noor is sitting in the back of a squad car.“We had that call over here. Someone was screaming in the back. We pulled up here. Um, we were about ready to just clear and go to another call. She just came up out of nowhere, on the side of the thing, and we both got spooked. I had my gun out. I didn’t fire and then Noor pulled out and fired,” Harrity says.In different body-camera footage, another officer can be heard talking to Noor who is standing outside a police vehicle.“All right, kiddo?” the officer asks. “You all right?”“Yeah,” Noor says.“Just keep to yourself. Keep your mouth shut,” the officer tells him.Four minutes after Damond had left her home, an officer was performing CPR on her. She died just three weeks before her wedding day.On April 30, Noor was found guilty of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Damond’s fatal shooting. He was found not guilty of the top charge of second-degree murder.Noor, a two-year veteran at the time of the shooting, had pleaded not guilty to the charges. During the trial, his attorney maintained that he’d “acted as he has been trained” and that he should “not have been charged with any crime.” Prosecutors argued that the former officer had abused his authority to use deadly force.Noor’s last day as an employee with the police department was in March 2018, but Minneapolis police would not comment on whether he resigned or was fired.A judge ruled Wednesday that the media and public could make copies of some of the evidence used in the trial.Damond, who had moved to the U.S. a few years earlier, was an Australian yoga teacher, counselor and meditation coach.After the verdict, her family spoke outside the courthouse, with her father, John Ruszczyk, saying they were “satisfied with the outcome.”“The jury’s decision reflects the community’s commitment to three important pillars of a civil society. The rule of law, the respect for the sanctity of life and the obligation of the police force to serve and protect. We believe this guilty verdict strengthens those pillars. We hope this will be a catalyst for further change,” he said.“Justine lived to teach us about love. She lived to teach us about our own human potential. She taught us to live joyfully, she taught us to laugh and she demonstrated what it means to live from the heart. She was a living example of compassion. In her life she committed to transform humanity. Her legacy is continuing that work today,” said her fiance, Don Damond.Noor is scheduled to be sentenced June 7.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more