A5 could be further delayed due to Stormont deadlock

RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp There are more fears the A5 could be further delayed unless the political deadlock at Stormont ends.In correspondence from Permanent Secretary, Peter May told West Tyrone MLA Daniel McCrossan that the Mallusk Incinerator case ruling has implications for other cases including the A5 Western Transport Corridor as it clearly states decisions normally taken by Ministers cannot be made by civil servants.Mr McCrossan says this ‘life-saving’ project may be shelved permanently if immediate action is not taken:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/dana5web.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleConcerns Burtonport Post Office facing closureNext articlePeople travelling to Papal events urged to allow extra journey time News Highland Twitter Twitter By News Highland – August 25, 2018 A5 could be further delayed due to Stormont deadlock Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th read more

Kart Grand Prix raises £2,500

first_imgThe Cookie Crew swept to victory at this year’s Bakers’ Benevolent Society Kart Grand Prix, which raised £2,500 for the charity.Sponsored for the first time by Rank Hovis, the event at Daytona International Raceway saw 15 baking industry teams compete in a three-hour endurance race.The Cookie Crew narrowly beat ADM ’A’ into second place and Rooks Racers into third. James Brunton of Cookie won the ’driver of the day’ award for the fastest lap, while Cookie Crunchers were Class 2 champions.”We’d like to thank the teams for their support,” said Rank Hovis marketing manager Sara Reid.The date and location of the 2007 Kart Grand Prix will be published soon. Contact [email protected] rankhovis.com for details.last_img read more

Stock watch: Lines up, Moe Neal down

first_imgSyracuse (4-3, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) pulled off one of its biggest upsets in program history over the weekend when it beat then-No. 2 Clemson (6-1, 4-1 ACC), 27-24. The Orange scored on its first drive of the game and never trailed, smothering Clemson’s offense for just 113 yards on the ground, less than half of the Tiger’s previous average of 237.3 yards per game.Here’s a look at some of the notable performances from Friday night.Stock upThe trenchesYes, Clemson’s monstrous front four led the way in a six-sack performance for the Tigers. Forget that number, though, because Syracuse’s offensive line showed up on Friday. It got enough movement in the run game to allow senior running back Dontae Strickland to rush for more than four yards per carry for the first time this season. That forced Clemson to respect Syracuse’s ability on the ground and opened the airways for junior quarterback Eric Dungey to pick apart man-to-man coverage.Defensively, SU’s bigs performed just as well, recording four sacks that pushed Clemson back a total of 30 yards. Just before halftime, redshirt junior tackle Chris Slayton threw Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant to the turf so hard that it knocked Bryant out of the game with what Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney called a concussion. In the run game, SU held Clemson to 113 yards — just 24 of those came outside of the long touchdown runs — making it difficult for the Tigers to establish any sort of offensive rhythm. That started up front.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAndy Mendes | Digital Design EditorEric DungeyDungey drove SU’s offense with both his arm and his legs. On the game’s opening drive, he ran for two first downs and capped the 10-play set with a perfectly executed screen to Dontae Strickland for a touchdown. In the third quarter, he took off for a 45-yard run that showed he’s simply faster than most defenders. Then, he dropped a dime over the defense and into the arms of Steve Ishmael for another go-ahead score. His passing precision and speed made him the best player on the field.Dungey finished with 61 yards on the ground and 278 through the air. He threw three touchdowns. A lot went right for SU to beat the defending national champions, and Dungey was in charge of it all.Dino BabersBabers made a lot of predictions ever since being hired late in 2015, the most famous being his team would finally get a grasp of what he was trying to do by the sixth game of his second season. With a one-game grace period, SU football achieved its greatest achievement since long before Babers arrived by upsetting Clemson. He deserves credit for orchestrating it all.For Syracuse’s head coach, the victory has to do more than just add one more to SU’s win-column. It will help in recruiting and negates any struggles that existed early in his tenure. Babers and his program will likely feel the effects longer than this season.Stock downMoe NealThe sophomore running back started strong, getting the first carries for SU to open the game. He went 11 yards on his first touch and eight on his next. But then he got one more touch after that and didn’t see the ball once in the second half.Neal is fast. That speed can be dangerous, as exhibited by some of his big plays early on this season. But he has not been a part of the offense for a few weeks now, and if Strickland continues to run like he did against Clemson, it doesn’t seem like Babers will go out of his way to get Neal meaningful action.Secondary depthThe secondary’s play is not what’s being as labeled as stock down; Clemson did not even throw for a touchdown. The secondary’s health, however, is something to keep an eye on. Graduate transfer safety Jordan Martin left the game in the first half and did not return to play defense; he joined the kickoff unit with a cast on his left arm and hand. Sophomore corner Scoop Bradshaw also left early and returned to the sideline with his right arm in a sling.Syracuse survived a second half without the two of them in secondary, so it’s not as if the defense is doomed if neither can play against Miami this weekend. But depth helps, especially when SU’s offense can move quickly to leave little time between defensive possessions.Sterling HofrichterThe redshirt sophomore played himself into Ray Guy Award territory early on in the season as one of the nation’s best punters. But Friday’s game against Clemson marked the second straight week in which Hofrichter did not perform to his usual standards. In five punts, he averaged just 36.8 yards. However, he did not allow a single one to get returned, with four being fair caught and one being downed by SU’s coverage team. Comments Published on October 15, 2017 at 9:21 pm Contact: [email protected] | @jtbloss Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Rohit Sharma to lead T20 squad while Virat Kohli returns for tests against Bangladesh

first_imgAdvertisement 6NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsg6aWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E355hd( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2pvg9Would you ever consider trying this?😱9txnCan your students do this? 🌚qdRoller skating! Powered by Firework The national selection committee on Thursday, officially confirmed that Virat Kohli will be rested for the upcoming T20Is against Bangladesh, with Rohit Sharma being selected as the captain in his absence. The MSK Prasad led national selection committee, has emphasized on young players for next month’s series; as Kerala wicketkeeper Sanju Samson along with Mumbai all-rounder Shivam Dube have been called up.Advertisement “It is important to have all-rounders in the T20s. He (Dube) had a bit of edge over Vijay Shankar. His performance against West Indies A and South Africa was phenomenal. I am sure he will do well,” Prasad said.Advertisement Navdeep Saini is out injured and will be unavailable for the series. Mumbai pacer Shardul Thakur has been called to take his place.The committee also had a meeting with the new BCCI chief, Sourav Ganguly and Prasad appeared to be satisfied with Dada’s appointment.Advertisement “It is good to have a cricketer at the helm and he also pointed a few of his observations and we will take note of that,” he said after the meeting.For the test series though, the selectors did not make any changes; keeping the same side which recently whitewashed South Africa 3-0. Wriddhiman Saha who picked up an injury, will continue with the team. But Shahbaz Nadeem gets the axe as the selectors preffered Kuldeep Yadav over him.Squad:T20IsRohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar, Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, Deepak Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed, Shivam Dube, Shardul Thakur.TestVirat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant Advertisementlast_img read more

Vela & the top MLS newcomers in 2018

first_imgMLS Vela, Barco and the top MLS newcomers in 2018 Seth Vertelney Last updated 1 year ago 23:00 2/27/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Carlos Vela Mexico Getty Images MLS Los Angeles A number of Major League Soccer teams have brought in exciting talent from abroad prior to the 2018 campaign. Goal runs down 15 of the best newcomerslast_img

10 months agoDalian Yifang attacker Carrasco in contact with Arsenal

first_imgDalian Yifang attacker Carrasco in contact with Arsenalby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBelgium winger Yannick Carrasco has emerged as a target for Arsenal.Sky Italia says the 25-year-old left Atletico Madrid to join Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang in February last year.Arsenal have made initial contact with the Belgian international, who has given his ‘approval’ to the move.Carrasco is said to be open to moving to the Premier League with the Gunners now favourites for his signature.Milan had been keen on Carrasco and the player even liked a social media post about a potential move to the San Siro.But there are doubts over whether Milan would be able to afford the deal, with Carrasco currently pocketing around £170,000-a-week in China. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoLampard not afraid to play Chelsea youngsters against Valencia

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Lampard not afraid to play Chelsea youngsters against Valenciaby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFrank Lampard has no qualms about playing his Chelsea youngsters for Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Valencia.Fikayo Tomori, Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham all started and scored in Saturday’s win over Wolves.And Lampard says he won’t change his selections for the club’s first Champions League clash of the season.”I won’t consider age,” Lampard said. “I don’t consider it because they’ve shown confidence, personality in the group. That’s easy. I just pick them on merit.”Confidence and momentum is great. It’s not quite momentum yet but it is a good feeling to see the team play how they did. We need more clean sheets and we continually need to work on that.”The Champions League is the top club competition in world football and I’m sure Mason, Tammy, Tomori are all excited for it. All the players should be. I’m looking forward to it, my debut as a manager.” last_img read more

Video: Duke Basketball Releases Cool Video Celebrating All Of Coach K’s NBA Draft Picks

first_imgGrant Hill of Duke on draft day.Grant Hill DukeKentucky is the college basketball program that gets most of the love these days for producing NBA talent, but Duke has been pretty great at it, too. Since Mike Krzyzewski took over the Blue Devils’ program in 1980, he’s had 51 players get selected in the NBA Draft. Thursday night, he’ll add to that number, as Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow and Tyus Jones are all projected to get picked in the first round, with Quinn Cook a potential second-round pick. In anticipation of the draft, Duke has released a cool video celebrating all of Coach K’s NBA players.last_img read more

TORM Buys Six MR Resale Tankers

first_imgzoom Copenhagen-based shipping company TORM purchased six MR resale vessels for a total of USD 185 million during the third quarter of this year.As informed, the first transaction included four MR resale vessels from Guangzhou Shipyard International Company Limited (GSI) with expected delivery in 2019. The second transaction included two MR resale vessels from Hyundai Mipo.These two vessels, TORM Sovereign and TORM Supreme, were delivered during the third quarter of 2017.The second transaction was reported earlier by World Maritime News as a brokers report.Each featuring 50,000 dwt, the tankers were purchased from Hong Kong-based Cido Shipping at a price of USD 32.5 million apiece, and their current market value stands at USD 33.8 million, data provided by VesselsValue shows.TORM said that it has secured financing for all six vessels.In addition to the vessel acquisitions, TORM has sold TORM Fox, a 2005-built Handysize vessel.Following the balance sheet date, TORM has also entered into an agreement to sell TORM Rhone, a 2000-built Handysize vessel. The vessel is expected to be delivered to the new owner in Q4 2017/Q1 2018.In a separate announcement, TORM revealed plans to file a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission later today in order to list its shares on the Nasdaq Stock Market in New York, which TORM expects to complete before the end of 2017.Following the listing, TORM’s Class A common shares will be listed for trading on both Nasdaq Copenhagen under the symbol “TRMD A” and Nasdaq New York under the symbol “TRMD”.“The purpose of a dual listing is to provide our investors with the ability to trade their Class A common shares on a USD-denominated exchange and to improve the liquidity in TORM’s Class A common shares over time,” the company said.“TORM believes that a dual listing will attract further investor interest and provide stronger visibility towards an international investor community, which will strengthen TORM’s strategic and financial flexibility. No new TORM securities will be issued in connection with the direct share listing on Nasdaq New York.”During the third quarter of this year, TORM’s EBITDA was USD 37 million, down from last year’s USD 40 million reported in Q3. The result before tax for the third quarter of 2017 was a loss of USD 4 million, which included an impairment of USD 3 million from a vessel held-for-sale.Product tanker freight rates started out at weak levels in general; however, by the end of August the market began to recover. TORM explained that the market improvement was mainly driven by increased demand for transpacific voyages, resulting in average TCE earnings of USD/day 14,290 for the company’s product tanker fleet.“Towards the end of the quarter, the market was affected by the hurricane Harvey and refinery disruptions in Mexico which briefly lifted Atlantic MR rates and had an even more sustained effect on Far East MR rates with increasing transport distances towards the Americas. The disruption to the refinery system at the US Gulf Coast has accelerated the draws on inventories in the western markets bringing stocks closer to levels which can facilitate increased arbitrage trades,” TORM’s Executive Director Jacob Meldgaard said.In addition to the 72 owned product tankers, TORM had chartered-in five product tankers. The company has eight newbuildings on order: four LR2 vessels with expected delivery in the first half of 2018 and four MR resale vessels with expected delivery in 2019.last_img read more

Atlantic salmon caught in BC waters far north of damaged US fish

first_imgSECHELT, B.C. – A First Nation on British Columbia’s south coast says its members have caught three Atlantic salmon after thousands of the fish escaped from a farm in Washington state.The Shishalh First Nation in Sechelt says its members caught the Atlantic salmon while fishing for pink salmon on Sunday.A news release from the band says the fish weighed between three and 4.5 kilograms, one was male and the two females had developing eggs.Band officials say there’s a high probability all three escaped Aug. 19 when a pen containing 305,000 salmon collapsed in U.S. waters about 150 kilometres to the south at a Cooke Aquaculture fish farm.Fisheries and Oceans Canada has confirmed one Atlantic salmon was caught off southwestern Vancouver Island on Saturday and officials were checking reports that two more of the non-native species were hooked off Sooke and Esquimalt.Sishalh Chief Warren Paull says the First Nation does not support the farming of non-indigenous salmonid species within its territory and the question is not if, but when Atlantic salmon will enter B.C. streams.Concerns have been raised that escaped Atlantic salmon could compete with their Pacific cousins for food, interbreed with them or introduce disease.“We hope this situation can be contained and monitored, and that future decision making around marine finfish aquaculture will be carried out through developing shared and collaborative decision making processes with First Nations,” Paull says in the release.Michael Rust, science adviser with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s aquaculture office, told The Associated Press last week that farmed salmon tend to be domesticated, raised on feed and are not used to catching fish or escaping predators. Farmed salmon are more likely to be prey than predator, he said.On Saturday, Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee directed the Department of Ecology to put any new permits for net pens on hold.The Lummi Nation in northwest Washington state declared a state of emergency last week and directed its members to catch as many of the escaped salmon as possible.The band reports its anglers caught about 20,000 of the fish over the weekend.New Brunswick-based Cooke Aquaculture has said high tides and currents damaged the salmon farm and led to the escape. (The Canadian Press, AP, CFAX)last_img read more