Swann urges people to stay at home as NI death toll reaches 5

first_img Pinterest Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Five people have now lost their lives as a result of coronavirus in Northern Ireland.Two patients in their 80s with underlying health conditions passed away in Co Antrim yesterday.The total number of cases north of the border is now 172.The North’s Health Minister, Robin Swann, is urging people to stay at home……..Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/0007swann.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Previous article11 cases of Covid 19 confirmed in DonegalNext articleClarity needed on fate of cross border workers – Begley News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – March 25, 2020 Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Swann urges people to stay at home as NI death toll reaches 5last_img read more

Cellar reaches £80k crowdfunding target

first_imgThe Cellar, the Oxford nightclub facing imminent closure over fire safety requirements, has raised enough money to undertake the building renovations needed to stop it from closing.The nightclub announced it had reached its £80k crowdfunding target today, an amount that will fund building work to widen the club’s fire escape to comply with city council standards and to make up for financial losses.In October, independent music venue began its crowdfunding campaign, which was backed by students, residents and artists, including Radiohead drummer Philip Selway.In a Facebook post, The Cellar team wrote: “WOW we are awestruck. Through the power of the people, thanks to you we’ve now got the crowdfunding we need to save The Cellar.“It’s been an incredible journey and one we hope also communicates to people out there, just how crucial small venues are to our music and arts community. This is a live situation and we have been working really hard to get all the other things in place before the building work can commence.”In June, Cellar was forced to cut the maximum capacity from 150 people to 60, as the fire escape was 30cm too narrow for Oxfordshire County Council requirements. The nightclub was set to close on 3rd December unless it could raise enough money increase its capacity and make up for any losses incurred.The Cellar management has since gained approval from the landlords to submit the building plans, consulted with structural engineers, had the club building has been surveyed, and drawn up detailed drawings of the building.Their submission to the planning office is pending approval by 4th January 2019. They have consulted with building control and received quotes from various building firms, all of which are available to commence in January 2019.They have also met with the landlord’s surveyors to finalise our their rent agreement.The team added: “There are many pieces of the jigsaw to slot into place to keep The Cellar alive. We are hoping that the building work will start in January 2019, and we are working flat out to ensure this happens.“It’s important to us, and to all your incredible efforts, that we do not accept the money until we are 100% sure we can deliver. We will keep you updated via the crowdfunder updates, every step of the way.“Thank you so so much for your patience on this, and we are so grateful we now have the chance to save our beloved venue. #cellarforever.”The Cellar has been contacted for comment.last_img read more

Caven Point at Liberty State Park is for wildlife, not for…

first_imgDear Editor:The NJDEP is considering the proposal submitted by Liberty National Golf Course to lease theCaven Point natural area and wildlife habitat at LSP. A recent nj.com editorial stated: “Liberty National’s owner believes the expansion would attract more high-profile golf tournaments, boosting the regional economy…” This “belief” is pure speculation. The “expansion” would merely involve relocating 3 golf holes. The actual size of the 18 holes of play would not really increase. Liberty National already has a 25-year deal with the PGA, agreed to in 2014, to host “up to” 10 PGA tournaments through 2039.That’s about one tournament every 2-3 years. The PGA is not likely to reorganize their tournament schedule simply because Liberty National reorganized 3 of their golf holes. It’s also unlikely that Liberty National can ever host one of the “majors” like the U.S. Open because it’s a very small venue by PGA standards. For the recent President’s Cup held at Liberty National, the PGA limited the TOTAL on-site occupancy to 25,000 persons per day. Only about half of that number represented tickets available for sale to the public. Why would the PGA ever consider putting the U.S. Open at a venue where they could only sell 12,500 tickets per day, when daily attendance at a major is typically 4 times that amount or more?The impact of the recent President’s Cup on the regional economy was probably not impressive. The tickets sold for that entire week wouldn’t sell out MetLife Stadium for 1 game. And Liberty National will be hosting maybe one PGA tournament like that every 2-3 years? That doesn’t really add up to a big boost for the regional economy.And that definitely does not justify the loss of the Caven Point natural area to a private golf course. Liberty National also speculates that acquiring Caven Point would allow them to “serve underprivileged children through the First Tee.” They can serve the First Tee quite well on the many acres of underdeveloped property they already own at Liberty National. The idea of “attracting more high-profile golf tournaments” is just another excuse for this proposed land grab. The only reason why Liberty National wants Caven Point is to provide 3 holes worth of eye candy for the private enjoyment of the wealthy members. Thomas Zalewskilast_img read more

Mikel: I want to instil winning mentality at Stoke

first_imgRelatedPosts Derby County want Jordon Ibe Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Ings not interested in leaving Saints, Southampton manager says John Obi Mikel has revealed his plan to become a mentor to his Stoke City teammates as he looks to instil a long-lost winning mentality amongst Michael O’Neill’s ranks.The 33-year-old has become his new manager’s fourth signing of the summer after passing a medical on Monday afternoon. His arrival was met with much celebration amongst fans at the Bet365 stadium – but it could well be the club’s young players who have the most to gain from his capture.Mikel has played a vital part in helping Chelsea lift almost every club competition, including the Champions League, as well as leading Nigerian to African Cup of Nations glory.“It is good when you come into a football club having won so much in the game,” he said to the Stoke City website upon his arrival.“The players can look up to me and will want to listen to me so now it comes down to myself and what advice I give to the players during the game, and at training, and how I can help them at difficult times.“I am really looking forward to that.” he added. Stoke spent the 2019-20 campaign fighting at the wrong end of the Championship table but will now look to launch a push for promotion to the Premier League next term.Mikel did very little but win during his time at Stamford Bridge and it that mentality that he says he will look to instil in his new teammates.“There is always a way to win a game and we need to find that way. We need to win, win, win. It is all about winning,” he continued.“I did that all my life at Chelsea, we would win, win, win. If I can bring that mentality here then I will be very happy.”Tags: bet365 StadiumChampionshipJohn MikelPremier LeagueStoke Citylast_img read more

Men’s basketball breakdown: Wisconsin vs. Purdue

first_imgRecapIt was an absolutely dominant second half performance by top-seeded Wisconsin Saturday at the United Center in Chicago as the Badgers advanced into the finals of the Big Ten tournament with a 71-51 win over Purdue.Down 35-30 at halftime, Wisconsin stormed out of the gates in the second half in what was perhaps its best stretch of basketball all season. The Badgers started the half with a 14-3 run to pull ahead 44-38 and never looked back. Wisconsin followed that run with another 13-0 run – highlighted by two Sam Dekker dunks – to put the game away for good and cap off arguably its best half of basketball all season. Later in the half, sophomore guard Bronson Koenig scored seven straight points to finish with a new career-high and game-high 19 points.Photos: Big Ten tournament quarterfinals; Wisconsin vs. MichiganIncluding Koenig, four of Wisconsin’s starters scored in double figures while it held Purdue to only 16 second half points. A.J. Hammons led the Boilermakers with 10 points.Wisconsin Player of the GameBronson Koenig: 19 points (7-14, 3-5 3-pt), two rebounds, one assist and no turnovers in 35 minutes.Koenig finished the game in style for the Badgers with seven straight points. The sophomore guard had five points in the first half but scored 14 in the second half by attacking the paint and finishing at the hoop. In the second half, Koenig hit the go-ahead 3-pointer for the Badgers to give them a 38-35 advantage – a lead that Wisconsin would not relinquish the rest of the game.Purdue Player of the GameA.J. Hammons: 10 points (4-11), seven rebounds and three blocks in 22 minutes.Hammons tore apart the Badgers in the first half, scoring all 10 of his points in the first 20 minutes of the game. But, like the rest of his team, Hammons fell off in the second half as Wisconsin was able to neutralize the seven-foot shot blocker to 0-for-4 shooting. Hammons picked up his fourth foul with 8:12 remaining in the game and never found his way back onto the court. He was the only Boilermaker to score in double figures Saturday.Turning PointUndoubtedly, Wisconsin’s 14-3 run to start the second half of the game turned the tides in the Badgers’ favor. Wisconsin scored the first 10 points of the half to pull ahead 40-35. Kaminsky started the scoring before sophomore forward Nigel Hayes knocked down his third 3-pointer of the game. Koenig then followed with four straight points.After Kendall Stephens hit a three for Purdue to end the 10-0 Wisconsin run, the Badgers responded with back-to-back baskets from Kaminsky and Dekker to go up 44-38.When You Knew It Was OverYou knew this one was over when Sam Dekker threw down another dunk with 7:07 left in the game that put Wisconsin up 57-44.After a Purdue miss on the other end, Kaminsky grabbed the rebound and ran up along the left side of the floor before he found a cutting Dekker down the middle of the lane for the slam. It was Dekker’s second dunk in the Badgers’ 13-0 run and put to rest any hopes Purdue had of attempting a comeback.Key Stats– After shooting 37 percent (10-for-27) in the first half, Wisconsin shot 57.1 percent (16-for-28) in the second half. Purdue shot 50 percent (13-for-26) in the first half but made only six second half field goals en route to shooting 24 percent (6-for-26) in the half.– Four of Wisconsin’s starters scored in double figures. Koenig (19), Dekker (15), Hayes (15) and Kaminsky (12) led the way for UW. Dekker had a team-high eight rebounds for the Badgers.– Wisconsin converted nine Purdue turnovers into 15 points. The Badgers did not commit a turnover until the 5:34 mark of the second half and finished with only three for the game. The Boilermakers did not score off any of Wisconsin’s three turnovers.– Purdue outscored Wisconsin in the paint in the first half, 16-12, but the Badgers closed down the lane in the second half, outscoring the Boilermakers in the paint 14-4 in the second half.– Wisconsin also outrebounded Purdue 35-27 including a 12-9 advantage on the offensive glass.Game Notes– With the win over Purdue, Wisconsin improved its record to 30-3, just one win shy of their single-season record of 31 wins that was set in 2007-08.– The Badgers held the Boilermakers to a season-low 51 points Saturday. Purdue’s two lowest scoring games this season came against Wisconsin.– Saturday’s game was just the seventh time all season that Wisconsin trailed at halftime.– Scoring 12 points against Purdue, Kaminsky has now scored in double figures in 31 of his 32 games this season.– Wisconsin is 22-2 when both Kaminsky and Dekker eclipse the 10-point mark.– The Badgers will play in the Big Ten tournament championship for the sixth time in program history. Wisconsin owns a 2-3 record in the championship.Quotable Dekker on Wisconsin’s second half performance:“It was one of the best halves we’ve had this year. It started by getting defensive stops and then leading into our offense. First half, we didn’t really try to push the ball much, so we were getting rebounds, getting steals and just trying to push it, just trying to go, see how they responded. And I thought it kind of put them on their heels. They didn’t really expect it right away. When we can get running like that, it flows really well for our offense and we were able to take advantage of it.”Dekker on why Wisconsin deserves a one-seed over other teams:“I think we’ve had a good year. Some people say that the conference is down a little bit, but it’s still not an easy conference. We’ve had some quality wins. 30-3 right now is pretty tough to ignore, but other teams have good resumes too, but I just think we have a talented team that can play anywhere and we’re also well coached.”Koenig on if Wisconsin is deserving of a one-seed:“I definitely feel like we are deserving of a one-seed. When we push the ball like that and play Wisconsin defense, I think we are one of the best teams in the country for sure.”Josh Gasser on Wisconsin’s game overall:“If we can just put a full 40-minutes effort together, that would be great. It just shows how good we can be, but also how bad we can be at the same time. At this time of year, you have to play your best.”Bo Ryan on Wisconsin’s defense on Hammons:“Yeah, I don’t think he had a field goal in the second half. But it was primarily Frank and a little bit of Vitto [Brown] and Nigel helped in there a couple times. But if you start to dig too much off of their perimeter shooters, they can shoot the three, so we cat and moused a little bit, fake dig, and then cover. But I thought one-on-one Frank did an unbelievable job of not allowing Hammons to score.”Photos: Big Ten tournament quarterfinals; Wisconsin vs. Michiganlast_img read more