PARC describes Kerry Council’s drink drive motion as ridiculous

first_img Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Pinterest A Donegal based road safety campaigner has called a Kerry County Council motion calling for rural people to be allowed to drink and drive as ridiculous.Kerry Cllr Danny Healy Rae has said that in certain circumstances people should be allowed to drink – in moderation – and then drive afterwards.He says permit holders would have to keep their speed down and stick to infrequently used roads.Cllr Healy Rae’s motion was passed at a meeting yesterday by a margin of five votes to three – the rest of the councillors were either absent or abstained.Susan Grey from PARC says there isn’t even a debate around the issue:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/sus1pmKERRY1.mp3[/podcast] Previous articleSinn Fein expresses concern over planned Castlederg flag protestNext articlePolice attacked and injured by Derry flag protestors News Highland Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – January 22, 2013 HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+center_img News Facebook PARC describes Kerry Council’s drink drive motion as ridiculous Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 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 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

Mayor’s Message: Nov. 16

first_imgDear Friends,I’ve always been proud of how our Ocean City community comes together to give thanks for all we have and to provide for the less fortunate. I want to encourage you all to attend the annual Ecumenical Council Thanksgiving Service, which will be held this year at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (2998 Bay Avenue).I encourage everybody of all faiths to attend this service. It is truly inspirational. Please bring a donation of canned goods for the local Food Cupboard to the service, and plan to stay afterwards for a dessert reception with your neighbors. Our downtown is now decorated for the holidays, and the “Earlier than the Bird” shopping extravaganza will be Saturday, Nov. 17. This unique downtown event invites everyone to shop in their pajamas to take advantage of early-bird specials. The fun runs from 8 a.m. to noon. Free turkeys will be awarded to the best-dressed, and you can register for chances to win gift certificates and other prizes.Take a break from the chaos of Black Friday on Nov. 23 and enjoy Christmas in the Downtown, our annual kickoff to the holiday season. The event runs from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., with live entertainment, the annual Christmas tree lighting at City Hall, and maybe even a visit from our friend from the North Pole.Young singing sensation Jackie Evancho will be on hand to preview a song from her holiday show on the Music Pier on Saturday, Nov. 24. There are still some tickets available at oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice .Please remember that Saturday, Nov. 24, is Small Business Saturday. I always want everyone to shop local throughout the year, but please make a point to visit our local stores next Saturday. Seasonal beach tags for summer 2019 go on sale starting Saturday, Nov. 17. They’re available at a discounted price of $20 and can be purchased online (www.ocnj.us/beachtags) or at locations throughout town, including at City Hall. Stop by if you’re planning to attend Earlier Than the Bird. With winter on the way, beach tags can be a great gift or reminder that summer is always around the corner.First Night admission buttons are also on sale now. Attendance for our family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration is capped at 10,000 and the event sells out year after year. So don’t miss out. Information on the event, the schedule and how to purchase buttons is available at firstnightocnj.com .I hope everyone has a great weekend.Warm regards,Mayor Jay A. Gillian Mayor Jay Gillianlast_img read more

Jamaica Farewell Will Play Off-Broadway

first_img Jamaica Farewell chronicles Ehrhardt’s escape from revolution-torn Jamaica in the 1970’s (with the help of an unwitting CIA Agent) to fulfill her lifelong dream of going to America. Her story has been performed nationally and internationally, and is currently being adapted for the big screen. View Comments Ehrhardt’s previous productions include Mango Mango and Invisible Chairs. She received the 2007 Proclamation from the City of New York for Jamaica Farewell for her outstanding contribution to the Jamaican community.center_img Storyteller and monologist Derbra Ehrhardt will bring her award-winning Jamaica Farewell to the SoHo Playhouse. Written by and starring Ehrhardt and under the direction of Joel Zwick, the play will begin performances on April 27 prior to an official opening on May 4.last_img read more

Budget conscious buyers look to Greater Springwood growth corridor

first_imgImpact Homes are providing “fixed price” turnkey packages on new homes built within the Brentwood Forest community.Impact Homes have big plans for their offering in the Greater Springwood growth corridor, only 30km from Brisbane CBD.The builder said they were providing “fixed price” turnkey packages on new homes built within the Brentwood Forest community.Impact Group Australia national sales manager said the company had listened to hopeful buyers and their desire to own a home that was affordable. “Hopeful homebuyers will come into our sales office and be surprised by how much living space they can have within their price range — these homes are designed to offer families the same amount of liveable area as a traditional sized lot.AVID Property Group general manager Queensland Bruce Harper said buyers also wanted to raise their children in a home that was part of an active and welcoming community.“Families have an affordable option for a home and a community,” Mr Harper said. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoImpact Homes have big plans for their offering in the Greater Springwood Growth Corridor, which is 30km from Brisbane CBD.“We are also very mindful of budget requirements and have worked hard to ensure our home and land packages are full turnkey, that is, no surprises,” Mr Ewing said. “We also work very closely with our valued suppliers to bring innovative and cost effective solutions to our range, which in turn, benefits our clients.”Developer AVID Property Group’s project sales manager Simon Ewing said his sales team had noticed an increase in buyers looking for a sizeable family home on an apartment budget.“With housing affordability decreasing, home buyers are even more conscious of their money and quite often are working with what they have referred to as an ‘apartment budget’, however still dream of a family home,” Mr Ewing said. >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< last_img read more

BCA delays inaugural T20 tournament until 2021 as Coronavirus arrives

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – The Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) Wednesday announced the suspension of its 2020 domestic season, which will see its highly anticipated inaugural T20 franchise competition being postponed until next year.The decision, announced in a BCA statement, came a day after the first two cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) were confirmed here.The BCA said that given the measures announced by the Government – which include restricting the number of people at public gatherings, such as sporting events, to 100 – the April start of the domestic season will be suspended for at least 90 days.“The Association will assess this decision in light of the national context and any Government directives at June 22, 2020,” it said.“The inaugural edition of the BCA’s T20 franchise competition will now therefore be played in 2021. The BCA remains committed to the development of Barbados through its stewardship of the sport and looks forward to fortifying its relationship with stakeholders during this period of uncertainty.”The six-week franchise tournament, the Kadooment Twenty20 Cup, was expected to kick off the 2020 season on April 17, the first time semi-professional cricket would be played domestically.Matches were set to be played by the six teams on Friday nights, with a double header on Sunday nights at Kensington Oval.The names of the captains, the head coaches and one other official from the teams had been expected to be announced at a draft of players on Tuesday.The suspension of the domestic season will also impact the regular T20 tournament in which clubs and the schools in the Intermediate and Second Division participate. That was to run simultaneously with the Kadooment Twenty20 Cup.Several other local sporting events have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. While the final of the annual National Primary Schools’ Athletics Championships was allowed to go on as planned on Tuesday, as athletes and other students had gathered at the National Stadium before the announcement of the COVID-19 cases, the Barbados Secondary Schools’ Athletics Championships scheduled for Thursday and Friday have been cancelled.last_img read more