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Scots look to shine on Gold Coast

first_imgLog onto on Friday morning for the latest updates on how the team are getting on!Scotland 7s squad for the opening three tournaments of the HSBC Sevens World SeriesAdam AsheSam Hidalgo-ClyneStruan DewarJames EddieMichael FedoJames FlemingColin GregorPeter HorneKerr GossmanRoss MillerScott RiddellAndrew Turnbull “We had the benefit of spending three days recovering from the journey and this has given us a smoother week of preparation in the lead up to competition. As ever we are looking to perform well on day one with a view to qualifying for the Cup competition on day two. We have a tough group containing England, Wales and Tonga, so we’ll have to perform to our potential to achieve this.” Scotland Sevens won the Bowl Final during the IRB Sevens tournament at TwickenhamIt’s now less than 48 hours until Scotland 7s open their 2011/12 HSBC Sevens World Series campaign on the Australian Gold Coast.The 12-man squad first face England, at 1.19pm local time (3.19am UK time) before taking on Wales (6.47am) and Tonga (9.14am), in Pool D, during day one (Friday 25 November).Head coach Graham Shiel wants to see the new season off to a flying start with qualification to the Cup competition, held on day two.He said: “Preparations have been very positive for us this season with the new strategy towards Sevens in Scottish Rugby. We’ve had regular access to our squad which has allowed us to spend more time together in advance of travelling. We are well aware of the challenges the HSBC Sevens World Series presents. As part of our preparation we have decided to travel early to Australia to try and overcome the challenges presented to us by the long journey, time change and significant change in temperature. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 22: The Scotland team celebrate wining the Bowl Final during the IRB London Sevens at Twickenham Stadium on May 22, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images) last_img read more

Small House on a Hillside / Vladimír Balda

first_imgCopyHouses•Jermanice, Czech Republic Czech Republic 2007 Year:  ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Ales Jungmann+ 16 Share “COPY” Architects: Vladimír Balda Area Area of this architecture project Area:  87 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Small House on a Hillside / Vladimír Balda ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Ales Jungmann, Lubomír Fuxa Text description provided by the architects. The house is constructed at the periphery of a suburban village. The housing development turns gradually into an open woody landscape here. The sloping shape of the plot and its unfavourable orientation to the north were decisive factors for the house shape and its internal arrangement. Save this picture!© Ales JungmannThe house block cuts into the steep northern slope. The height arrangement of the house enables barrier-free access to both floors directly from the ground level. The house opens to the south side thanks to the slope of its gabled roof. Save this picture!© Ales JungmannTwo bedrooms, sanitary facilities, a technical room and a storage room are located on the bottom floor. Most of the area of the upper floor is filled by the sitting room connected with the separated kitchen and tambour with the main entrance to the house. The house is heated by an electric boiler that is supplemented by a stove in the sitting room. Ventilation of all rooms is secured by a ventilation unit with recuperation.Save this picture!© Lubomír FuxaProject gallerySee allShow lessDAtE 101 / skm2ArticlestheCharrette from Tulane School of ArchitectureArticles Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeVladimír BaldaOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesJermaniceWoodHousesCzech RepublicPublished on February 26, 2011Cite: “Small House on a Hillside / Vladimír Balda” 26 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesPlumbingSanifloMacerator – Saniaccess®3WoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – SplashAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelEducationalLamitechChalk boardCarpetsCarpet ConceptCarpet – Eco IquMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?山坡小屋 / Vladimír Balda是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects Photographs Small House on a Hillside / Vladimír BaldaSave this projectSaveSmall House on a Hillside / Vladimír Baldalast_img read more

Who’s moving? Recruitment round-up for February 2018

first_imgPhilippa Charles joins SASC investment committeeUK fund manager and social enterprise Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC) has strengthened its investment committee by appointing Philippa Charles, Director, Garfield Weston Foundation. As part of SASC’s investment committee, Charles will be helping to analyse and make investment decisions. She brings extensive experience to SASC. Prior to her role at the Garfield Weston Foundation, she worked in a global role in Associated British Foods. Her career has also included roles in banking at Barclays Plc and in professional services at Ernst & Young and JM Consulting. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7  79 total views,  1 views today Here is UK Fundraising’s latest recruitment round-up, including two charity Chief Executive moves and two new appointments at the SCVO. Melanie May | 6 February 2018 | News YoungMinds Chief Executive Sarah Brennan to step downSarah Brennan, Chief Executive of YoungMinds, has announced that she will step down from her role in May 2018. Brennan has led YoungMinds since 2007, during which time the charity has more than tripled in size. Over the last ten years, she has influenced major government policy initiatives, including the Future in Mind strategy in 2014 and last year’s Green Paper on Children and Young People’s Mental Health. She also has also overseen the expansion of the charity’s Parents Helpline, the creation of Headmeds, and run major youth participation programmes including Very Important Kids and YoungMindsVs. Anna Fowlie takes up CEO role at SCVOAnna Fowlie has been appointed new Chief Executive Officer of The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations’ (SCVO), and will take up the post in April 2018. Fowlie joins from the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) where she has been Chief Executive since 2009.  Her appointment follows the retirement of predecessor Martin Sime, who left the organisation in December 2017 after more than twenty five years at the helm. Lucy McTernan has been acting Chief Executive Officer since Martin’s retirement, and will continue in that role until April. Who’s moving? Recruitment round-up for February 2018 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  80 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Advertisement Andrew Burns takes up Convenor role at SCVOThe Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisation’s (SCVO) Board of Trustees has appointed Andrew Burns, former Edinburgh City Council Leader and local councillor, as the organisation’s new Convener. Appointed in January following an open process via a selection panel, he will work with colleagues on SCVO’s Board for up to six years, The Convener role is a voluntary position, providing leadership for – and accountability to – Scotland’s third sector. Tagged with: Charity People Recruitment / people Cristina Andreatta joins Longleigh Foundation as DirectorCristina Andreatta has joined new national grant-giving charity Longleigh Foundation as director with strategic responsibility for developing its grant-funding programme and expanding its work across England. Andreatta was previously Senior Network Engagement Manager at the Association of Charitable Foundations. Prior to this, she held key management posts with the Human Trafficking Foundation and Migrants’ Rights Network. Terry O’Neill appointed Trustee of The London Marathon Charitable TrustTerry O’Neill has been appointed as a Trustee of The London Marathon Charitable Trust. He was nominated by the Local Government Association (LGA) to replace Councillor Sonja Crisp, who is retiring. Councillor O’Neill has been leader of Warrington City Council since 2011 and is a member of the LGA National Culture, Tourism and Sport Board. He is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation, where he has helped to deliver a number of community projects. He also chairs the Rugby League Development Management Board.last_img read more

RSF urges China to free senior citizen journalist, victim of torture

first_img China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on China for the immediate release of citizen journalist Qin Yongmin, 65, who has been serving a 13-year prison sentence since last summer and whose state of health has deteriorated as a result of abuse. RSF_en News June 2, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedCitizen-journalistsViolence News Follow the news on China ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedCitizen-journalistsViolence Chinese citizen journalist and activist Qin Yongmin is “constantly forced to perform hard manual work”, put “under regular surveillance by other prisoners” and even receives “death threats”, which is akin to “physical and mental torture” in view of his age and declining health. This was revealed by his wife in an appeal for help addressed to the UN and human rights organizations, after visiting her husband early December in Qianjiang City Prison (Hubei, center).”Such abuse of an elderly person in poor health is equivalent to a death sentence,” said Cédric Alviani, the head of Reporters Without Borders’ (RSF) East Asia Bureau, who called on the international community “to pressure Beijing to immediately release Qin Yongmin and all other imprisoned journalists and freedom of information defenders, at least 10 of whom are at risk of dying in detention.”Former metallurgist, Qin Yongmin is a long-time dissident who advocates for peaceful democratic reforms in China, including freedom of the press. Detained since March 2015 for “illegal assembly” and using “the Internet and foreign media” in an attempt to “overthrow the authority of the Chinese Communist Party”, he was sentenced in July 2018 by a court in Wuhan City (central) to a term of imprisonment of 13 years. Before his arrest, he had already spent 22 years in prison and labor camps.Ranked 176th place out of 180 in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index, China is one of the world’s largest journalists’ prisons, with more than 60 professional and non-professional journalists behind bars. In 2017, two freedom of information advocates, the Nobel Peace Prize and RSF Award Winner Liu Xiaobo, and blogger Yang Tongyan died due to mistreatment during their detention. Journalist Huang Qi, another RSF award holder imprisoned since 2016, is also a victim of torture that makes him fear for his life. Receive email alerts Organisation to go further January 8, 2019 – Updated on January 9, 2019 RSF urges China to free senior citizen journalist, victim of torture Help by sharing this information March 12, 2021 Find out more Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes April 27, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures News Newslast_img read more

Four military police officers arrested for murder of journalist last May

first_img News BrazilAmericas Reports Organisation News to go further Receive email alerts March 6, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Four military police officers arrested for murder of journalist last May Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Brazil Reporters Without Borders welcomes the announcement that four members of the military police were arrested on 4 March in connection with the May 2007 murder of Luiz Carlos Barbon Filho, a journalist based in Porto Ferreira, in São Paulo state, who contributed to the Jornal do Porto weekly, the JC Regional daily and Radio Porto FM. “These arrests constitute the first step in a victory over impunity, one that could not be taken for granted given that those arrested are police officers,” the press freedom organisation said. “For this reason, it is an undeniable advance for the rule of law. But we should remain cautious at this stage in the proceedings and wait to see the exact role that each of these policemen allegedly played in Barbon Filho’s death. The trial of his alleged murders should set an example.”The four detained military police members are Capt. Adélcio Carlos Avelino, Sgt. Edson Luiz Ronceiro, his brother, Pvt. Paulo César Ronceiro, and Pvt. Valnei Bertoni. After investigations were formally opened against them on 19 February on suspicion of homicide, attempted homicide and criminal association, they were arrested on 4 March at the request of prosecutor Gaspar da Silva Júnior of the Special Regional Group for the Prevention and Repression of Organised crime (GAERCO).Capt. Adelino is the cousin of Carlos Alberto da Costa, the presumed owner of the gun used in the murder, who had already been arrested. No date has been set for the trial.Barbon Filho, 37, was in a Port Ferreira bar on 5 May 2007 when two masked men on a motor-cycle pulled up outside. One of them went inside and shot twice, hitting the journalist in the abdomen and the back.According to the victim’s widow, Kátia Camargo, he had been the target of repeated death threats shortly before the murder. At the time of his death, he had been investigating a robbery in which members of the local police were allegedly involved. In a story he wrote in 2003, he accused five municipal councillors and four local businessmen of sexual abuse of teenage girls. They were brought to trial but were acquitted or were given light sentences.A total of eight journalists have been murdered in Brazil since 2002. 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies RSF_en RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America BrazilAmericas April 15, 2021 Find out more Four members of the military police were arrested on 4 March for the murder of journalist Luiz Carlos Barbon Filho, who was gunned down in Porto Ferreira, in São Paulo state, on 5 May 2007. Their arrest is the first step in a victory over impunity, Reporters Without Borders says. April 27, 2021 Find out more News Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil May 13, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

One year taken off former newspaper president’s prison sentence

first_img June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Organisation April 27, 2021 Find out more News China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures February 23, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 One year taken off former newspaper president’s prison sentence Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Receive email alerts Follow the news on China News News Reporters Without Borders hails the early release of Li Minying, former director of the newspaper Nanfang Dushi Bao. Li minying and his colleague Yu Huafeng (picture), newspaper’s manager, had respectively been sentenced in 2004, to six and eight years in prison for “corruption”. Yu Huafeng is still in prison in the province of Guandong (South). China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison RSF_en News to go further ChinaAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders today welcomed the news that the sentence of Yu Huafeng, the former president of the Nanfang Dushi Bao newspaper, has been reduced by one year. It comes nine days after the release of the newspaper’s former managing editor, Li Minying. Both were convicted on corruption charges. Yu’s lawyer said he did not know why his client’s sentence was reduced.Arrested in the southern city of Guangzhou on 14 January 2004, Yu was sentenced on appeal to eight years in prison. Under Chinese law, prisoners may be released after serving half of their sentence. As Yu’s sentence has been reduced to seven years, he could be released as early as next June, three and half years after his arrest.————–13.02.2007Nanfang Dushi Bao’s former director freed on completing half of six-year sentenceReporters Without Borders hailed the release today of Li Minying, the former director of the newspaper Nanfang Dushi Bao, three years before completing a six-year sentence for alleged corruption. He was arrested in January 2004 at the same time as the newspaper’s manager, Yu Huafeng, who is serving an eight-year sentence. The newspaper’s news editor, Cheng Yizhong, was also detained in 2004 but later released.“Li spent three years of his life in prison after being unfairly convicted in order to punish him for being a bold and dynamic newspaper executive,” Reporters Without Borders said. “His release is very good news, but there is now an urgent need to press for the release of Yu, who is still in prison for his role at the head of Nanfang Dushi Bao.”Li, who was released from Panyu prison in the southern province of Guangdong, is reportedly in good physical and psychological shape. He has so far refused to make any comment, partly in order not to harm his still imprisoned colleague Yu.Under Chinese law, a prisoner may be granted release after serving more than half his sentence. This is the second time that Li, who is supported by many Chinese journalists, has had his sentence reduced. He was not mistreated while in prison and was able to phone his family regularly.His lawyer and his wife told Reporters Without Borders by telephone that they were only notified a few days ago that he was to be released.On 7 May 2004, Li’s original sentence of 11 years in prison was reduced by the Guangzhou intermediate court on appeal to six years, while Yu’s sentence was reduced from 12 to eight years. The judges said: “The initial verdicts were based on clear facts and real proof. The verdict punished the crime and the judicial procedure was legal. But the sentences were rather heavy.”The lawyer representing the journalist, had insisted on their innocence and appealed to the Guangdong high court. Within a few weeks of the appeal’s rejection in 2005, a total of 2,356 Chinese journalists had signed a petition calling for their release in the name of justice.As regards the charges of corruption, the colleagues of Yu and Li say all they did was distribute bonuses to employees based on the newspaper’s increase in advertising revenue. Various sources have said the charges were cooked up by the authorities to punish the executives of a liberal daily that had published a series of investigative reports about SARS and about a young graphic designer, Sun Zhigang, who was beaten to death in a Guangzhou police station. ChinaAsia – Pacific March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Single COVID-19 Case Reported in Pasadena Thursday

first_img CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Make a comment Community News Single COVID-19 Case Reported in Pasadena Thursday By BRIAN DAY Published on Thursday, June 10, 2021 | 6:14 pm STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business Newscenter_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Required fields are marked * Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Health officials reported a single COVID-19 infection detected in Pasadena on Thursday as the city, county and state all prepare for the lifting of pandemic restrictions next week.No new deaths have been documented in a week, and the two most recent deaths reported on June 3 involved people who had died months earlier, but only recently been confirmed as COVID-19 fatalities.The city’s pandemic totals stood at 11.304 confirmed cases of the virus and 349 deaths, according to Pasadena Public Health Department data.An average of 1.1 new cases were detected each day over the prior week, records show.Pasadena Public Health Department and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials announced Wednesday that they would realign their masking policies to coincide with those of the state as of June 15.Masks won’t be required for fully vaccinated people, with exceptions including riders on public transit; in K-12 schools’ in healthcare settings; in detention and correctional facilities; and in homeless and emergency shelters, authorities said.Where masks will still be required, Pasadena Public Health Director Dr. Ying-Ying Goh urged the public to comply.“COVID-19 continues to easily spread among those who are unvaccinated,” Goh said. “As we prepare for the State’s full reopening on June 15 and the retiring of most distancing and capacity restrictions, we urge everyone to get vaccinated.“We have three very safe and effective vaccines, which are our most powerful tools to protect our community,” Goh added. “The continued public health safety measure of appropriate masking is critically important to protect those who are unvaccinated and not yet eligible to receive the vaccine.”While masks will no longer be required in many places, Huntington Hospital Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Kimberly Shriner urged the public to remain considerate of others who choose to continue wearing masks.“We are very fortunate to have successful vaccines that have helped decrease the spread of the virus, and that so many people in Pasadena and Los Angeles have accepted the vaccine so far. Also, people have been impacted by COVID-19 in many different ways. With this in mind, when you are in a public space where masks are not required, like the grocery store or a restaurant, we should respect those around us who are more comfortable continuing to wear a mask, just as much as we respect those who choose not to wear a mask,” Shriner said.“Moving forward, mask use should be considered a positive infection prevention measure, not only from COVID-19, but throughout flu and cold season,” according to Shriner. “It’s a valuable tool, especially combined with hand hygiene, to help protect us from all viruses.”Los Angeles County Director of Public Health Dr. Barbara Ferrer reported another seven COVID-19 deaths in the county on Thursday, lifting the overall death toll to 24,414, City News Service reported.Another 220 cases were also announced, raising the cumulative total from throughout the pandemic to 1,245,771.State figures indicated there were 240 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 in the county as of Thursday, down from 244 on Wednesday, with 45 people in intensive care, the same as the previous day, according to CNS.The California Department of Public Health announced 856 new infections and 39 fatalities on Thursday, bringing the overall tallies to 3,693,362 COVID-19 cases and 62,538 deaths.The state’s average positivity rate over the prior week inched up by a tenth of a percent to 0.8%, according to CDPH data.As of Thursday, L.A. County accounted for 34% of California’s COVID-19 infections and 39% of the state’s fatalities.last_img read more

Which GOP senators are seen as possible votes against Trump?

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 13, 2021 Which GOP senators are seen as possible votes against Trump? Local NewsUS News Pinterest TAGS  Facebook Facebook Twittercenter_img Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleMyanmar protests in 2nd week, with neither side backing downNext articleVirus-muffled Mardi Gras hits New Orleans’ party-loving soul Digital AIM Web Support WASHINGTON (AP) — Most every senator has pledged to listen to the evidence in Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial, but most minds were likely made up before the trial began. Democrats would need a minimum of 17 Republicans to vote with them to convict Trump of incitement of insurrection, and that appears unlikely. Still, Democrats say they are holding out hope they will win over enough Republicans to convict the former president for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, in which five people died. But that hope dimmed when word came Saturday before the trial resumed that Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell would vote to acquit Trump. If Trump were convicted, the Senate could take a second vote to ban him from running for office again. A final vote is likely on Saturday. A look at the Republicans whom Democrats are eyeing as they make final arguments in the case: THE FREQUENT TRUMP CRITICS Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, Mitt Romney of Utah and Susan Collins of Maine have been clear that they believe Trump incited the riot. While none of them is a lock to vote for conviction, they have joined with Democrats twice to vote against GOP efforts to dismiss the trial. Collins said after the siege that Trump does “bear responsibility for working up the crowd and inciting this mob.” Murkowski called on Trump to resign after the attack on the Capitol, telling a local paper three days later that “I want him out. He has caused enough damage.” Romney tweeted on Jan. 6: “What happened at the U.S. Capitol today was an insurrection, incited by the President of the United States.” During the trial, the Democrats showed video of Romney narrowly escaping the mob, redirected by a Capitol Police officer as he unknowingly ran toward the violent crowd. Sasse said that Trump had “lied to” Americans and the “consequences are now found in five dead Americans and a Capitol building that’s in shambles.” In a recent video, he said Republican politics shouldn’t be about the “weird worship of one dude.” Murkowski, Collins and Sasse voted to acquit Trump during his first impeachment trial, in which Democrats charged that he had abused his power by urging the president of Ukraine to investigate then-White House candidate Joe Biden. Romney was the sole GOP guilty vote, leaving the Democrats far short of conviction. HEADED OUT Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey, who is retiring in 2022, has also voted twice with Democrats to move forward with the trial. Like Murkowski, he called for Trump’s resignation after the riots, saying that would be the best way to “get this person in the rearview mirror for us.” Toomey had also aggressively pushed back on Trump’s false assertions that he had won Pennsylvania and other states in the election. Three other GOP senators have said they will not run again in two years, potentially freeing them up to vote against Trump and anger base voters in the party. They are Rob Portman of Ohio, Richard Burr of North Carolina and Richard Shelby of Alabama. All three voted to dismiss the trial, but Portman says he still has an open mind about conviction. Burr said Thursday that he would not comment on the trial at all. Shelby said this past week that the impeachment managers had a “strong point” that Trump could have acted sooner to stop the violence, but maintained that the trial is unconstitutional because Trump is now out of office. CASSIDY AS WILD CARD Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., who won reelection by a large margin in 2020, voted two weeks ago for a GOP effort to dismiss the trial. But he switched his vote this past week, saying Trump’s lawyers had done a “terrible” job making the case that the trial was unconstitutional. Cassidy, who has been taking extensive notes throughout the trial, said Friday that the managers had raised some “intriguing questions” during their two days of arguments. He said that he hoped Trump’s lawyers would answer them thoroughly and that he is “trying to approach it objectively.” During the trial’s question and answer session on Friday afternoon, Cassidy asked Trump’s lawyers about a conversation the then-president had with Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., on Jan. 6 just after Vice President Mike Pence had been evacuated from the Senate. Tuberville says he told Trump that Pence had been whisked away, making clear that Trump likely knew of the danger at that point. Lawyer Michael van der Veen dismissed Tuberville’s account as “hearsay,” an answer that Cassidy later said was not sufficient. Van der Veen also said Trump was at “no point” informed of any danger to Pence. THUNE TAKES HEAT FROM TRUMP South Dakota Sen. John Thune, the No. 2 Republican leader, dismissed Trump’s attempts to challenge the certification of Biden’s presidential election victory. Thune predicted the effort would “go down like a shot dog″ in the Senate. That comment drew a furious response from Trump, who urged South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem to run against Thune in a GOP primary, an idea she immediately rejected. Still, Thune has voted twice to dismiss the case. He said Friday that he was keeping an open mind and indicated he could be open to a censure resolution if Trump is acquitted. “I know a couple of my colleagues who’ve seen a couple of resolutions, at least, that I think could attract some support,” Thune said. McCONNELL SIDES WITH TRUMP McConnell will vote to acquit Donald Trump in the former president’s impeachment trial, according to a source familiar with McConnell’s thinking who was not authorized to publicly discuss the decision and spoke on condition of anonymity. Word of McConnell’s decision came Saturday before what is expected to be a final day in the historic trial on the charge that Trump incited an insurrection in the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. The Republican leader’s views are closely watched and carry sway among GOP senators, and his decision on Trump is likely to influence others weighing their votes. While most Democrat are expected to convict Trump, the two-thirds vote needed for conviction appears unlikely, given that the Senate is evenly split 50-50 between the parties.last_img read more

Taoiseach to raise cross border lorry tax with David Cameron

first_img Google+ Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Facebook HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Twitter Facebook Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleBroad welcome to news that Bunbeg Post Office has been given a three month reprieveNext articleSearch on after Malaysia Airlines flight vanishes News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – March 7, 2014 center_img News PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers WhatsApp Taoiseach to raise cross border lorry tax with David Cameron Google+ Pinterest A Donegal Deputy is calling for a final push in opposition to a new HGV cross border tax which comes into effect at the start of next month.The tax will see hauliers crossing from the south into the Northern Ireland charged £10.Some Donegal Hauliers say that as a result, they may have to move their businesses to Northern Ireland.Govererment Deputy Joe McHugh says he has raised his concerns with the relevent bodies and has now called on Taoiseach Enda Kenny to appeal directly to David Cameron on the issue:[podcast][/podcast] Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republiclast_img read more

Tesco and Penneys reviewing opening hours to meet Christmas demand

first_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Tesco and Penneys reviewing opening hours to meet Christmas demand AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Facebook Google+ Twitter Large retailers are planning for longer trading hours after level 5 to deal with increased demand.The restrictions are due to expire early next month, giving shoppers just over three weeks to prepare for Christmas.Today’s Independent reports that Tesco and Penneys are reviewing their opening hours in anticipation of extra shoppers.Retail Excellence spokesman Duncan Graham says the lockdown means there’s little time to prepare for the festive season:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – November 21, 2020 Previous articleWater Safety Ireland urge open swimmers to keep safeNext articleOne change in Donegal side as Ulster SFC Final team named News Highland center_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Pinterest Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more