‘Do It Like Durham’: Takiyah Thompson speaks on toppling white supremacy

first_img“Do It Like Durham!, Workers Solidarity — Tear Down White Supremacy” was the theme of a Workers World Party forum here on Jan. 27. The Black History Month event brought together working-class organizers who are challenging and toppling the racist, sexist, anti-transgendered ideas and institutions of capitalism.Featured speaker was Takiyah Thompson, a Durham, N.C., freedom fighter who, along with their comrades, tore down a racist Confederate statue in that city on Aug. 14. Thompson spoke about the decision to act and the need felt for concrete action to underscore that anti-racist activist Heather Heyer‘s death at the hands of Nazis and KKK members in Charlottesville, Va., two days before was not in vain.Thompson described the toppling and the reverberations across the country, as more racist statues were taken down in following months.Thompson told the crowd the movement that started in Durham will not stop until all charges against Durham activists are dropped, all monuments to racism have been removed, and white supremacy has been destroyed.Mahtowin Munro of the United American Indians of New England talked about the struggle to abolish Columbus Day and celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day instead: “When we go into [City Council] hearings to talk about why we need to get rid of Columbus Day, we are told by bigots … that we were cannibals and that Columbus brought civilization to us. When we talk about genocide, they say that we all died off from diseases as though untold numbers of massacres never occurred.“And they say, ‘Why don’t you people get over it?’ To which we respond:“‘We can’t get over something that you remind us of every single day, with your white supremacist holidays, settler whitewashing of our experiences and history, and physical manifestations of our oppression. We can’t get over something that continues to impact our lives through oppression and intergenerational trauma. We can’t get over the fact that this racist garbage continues to be forced on our children as history.“‘So we seek to tear down the symbols of Columbus, just as Takiyah Thompson and so many others are tearing down the hated symbols of the slavocracy. As Indigenous and Black people, our struggles and lives are linked, as they have been for centuries, so it is especially meaningful when we are united in tearing down these hated symbols.’”Christine Renee of the WWP Trans Caucus and Stonewall Warriors told the audience: “Right now, the legal status and livelihoods of over 300,000 people from Haiti, Honduras and El Salvador are currently at risk. Just today there was a rally for Siham Byah, a local activist who was deported last month to Morocco. Also at risk now are the livelihoods of transgender people here in Massachusetts.“Three weeks ago, in North Adams, Mass., Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien was killed by her husband. This marks the beginning of yet another year stained with anti-trans violence. Last year was reported by many news outlets to be the deadliest year to be transgender on record, with about 28 trans people being killed. The culprit behind the struggles of im/migrant and transgender in America is the exploitative capitalist system.”Describing the discrimination she faces as a young person with disabilities searching for a job, Kristin Turgeon of WWP called on people to fight the dead-end system of capitalism that oppresses all poor and working people.Two Latinx union leaders from Harvard University, in UNITE HERE Local 26 and Service Employees Union 32BJ, were welcomed with cheers when they spoke of their organizing to defend temporary protected status for immigrants and elevate TPS to permanent residency. Andre Francois, president of United Steelworkers Local 8751, representing Boston and Randolph School bus drivers, also spoke. (See “Bus drivers’ leader on Trump’s attack on Haitians,” WW, Feb. 1.)Tonight’s meeting was chaired by Hazel of the WWP Trans Caucus. Delicious home-cooked Haitian food was provided by Chantal Casimir of USW Local 8751.WW photo: Stevan KirschbaumFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

News Now 10/03/18

first_imgTCU 360 Staff printThis week on TCU News Now, a controversial guest comes to campus and updates on how to keep your social media accounts secure.News Now 10/03/18 from TCU Student Media on Vimeo. Linkedin Facebook TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ ReddIt Linkedin + posts Previous articleBattles far from the front linesNext articleListen: Frogflix: Episode 4 TCU 360 Staff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ ReddIt TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Return of the disco: Latest fashion trends mirror the 1970s Behind the runway: One TCU student’s experiences at Fashion Week Pantone: Color of the year 2020 TCU 360 is an official, student-produced product of the School of Journalism at Texas Christian University. Sustainability is the new green: Fashion companies work towards environmentally-conscious practices TCU News Now 8/26/20 News Now 4/10/20 Twitter Twitter TAGSbroadcastvideo Facebook TCU News Now 4/24/20 TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/last_img read more

Detention of IFJ Directors reflects dreadful state of media freedom in Sri Lanka

first_imgPark and Worthington of the IFJ were detained at a locally organized press freedom meeting in Colombo and held in their hotel from 30 October 2013. They were subjected to harassment by means of lengthy interrogations by defence and immigration officials, as well as by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), for three days.Although they were accused of violating visa regulations, the authorities have allowed them to fly out of the country without any charges. The latest incident involving two international media personnel has come at a time when Colombo, which is under international pressure to improve the worsening human rights situation in the country, is set to host the next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting on 15 November 2013. Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts “The harassment of two top international media rights workers simply shows that Colombo considers itself above the law and takes no note of international pressure or condemnation. The safety and security of local journalists and activists involved in this incident are at great risk. The government must do everything in its power to ensure their safety,” Reporters Without Borders and JDS said in the joint statement. Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge A careful look at the detailed descriptions provided on the website of the Department of Immigration would reveal that there is no special visa category for journalists. It is however stated that if anyone travels to Sri Lanka as a reporter, they should obtain press accreditation, which has nothing to do with any particular visa category.“The high-handed action by the defence and immigration authorities yet again reflects the dreadful state of media freedom in Sri Lanka, which has already been recognized as a one of the worst countries for journalists. The situation for journalists and media workers is still shockingly precarious, four years after the Sri Lankan government formally declared an end to the civil war,” the two information rights organizations said in a joint statement. According to the IFJ, they were taken from the meeting to their hotel against their will, their passports were confiscated and they were not allowed to leave to board their planned flight on 31 October. The police have inserted a device into Park’s laptop and appears to have downloaded files. Mass media and information minister Keheliya Rambukwella went one step further and publicly accused them of engaging in “anti-government activism” in breach of their visa conditions. At least 39 media workers have been killed or abducted and made to disappear while many media institutions have been bombed and burned, forcing many in the profession to flee the country. Not a single perpetrator has been brought to justice. Sri Lanka is classified by Reporters Without Borders as a country “under surveillance” because of its violations of freedom of expression and is ranked 162nd out of 179 countries in its 2013 press freedom index. RSF_en Help by sharing this information News Reporters Without Borders and its partner organization, Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka (JDS) unequivocally condemn the detention and harassment of International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Asia-Pacific Director Jacqueline Park and Asia-Pacific Deputy Director Jane Worthington in Colombo last week. Newscenter_img Follow the news on Sri Lanka News to go further Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists News January 13, 2021 Find out more November 4, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Detention of IFJ Directors reflects dreadful state of media freedom in Sri Lanka Organisation July 29, 2020 Find out more Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial Sri LankaAsia – Pacific July 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Celebrate Father’s Day with a Slice of Italy

first_imgRestaurant Cover Column 1 Celebrate Father’s Day with a Slice of Italy This Father’s Day, nothing would bring a smile to your dad’s face more than an Italian supercar, or maybe an Italian dinner at Charlie’s Trio By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Friday, June 7, 2013 | 5:56 pm 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News center_img Though Italians celebrate Father’s Day in March on the Feast of St. Joseph, that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the American way in an Italian setting this June.This Father’s Day, celebrate life with your Dad in a most Italian way at Charlie’s Trio, located at 5769 Huntington Drive, North Los Angeles.Originally located at the borders of LA, Pasadena and Alhambra, Charlie’s Trio started out as a small pizza place called Big Man Pizza. Established by Chuck Fata Jr., the father of the current owners, after 10 years, it transformed into a full service restaurant with a sports bar and take-out service. Despite all these coming in threes, the name Charlie’s Trio is named for the Grandfather, father and brother, all named Charlie, who played key roles in establishing the store.Today, Charlie’s Trio has grown and offers a wide range of authentic Italian cuisine. From pizza to pastas, and even calzones and broasted chicken, Charlie’s Trio always has something for everyone.To top it all off, you can also have Tiramisu for dessert.If it’s family bonding you want, you can also bring your dad to 38 Degrees for a round of beers, or if you’re feeling sophisticated, Vino at Trios has a great selection of California and Italian wines.For a more sober experience, Charlie’s Trio Cafe offers light Italian fare to match you and your dad’s cup of Cappuccino.All are owned and operated by the same owners of Charlie’s Trio so you can expect the same great Italian food and service.Give your dad a nice Italian dinner this Father’s day at Charlie’s Trio, or its affiliated restaurants, and be part of a tradition that was started 40 years ago by two fathers and a brother.How good an idea is that? Perfectissimo.To find out more about Charlie’s Trio, visit http://www.charliestrio.com.For more on Charlie’s Trio Cafe, visit http://www.charliestriocafe.com.  Discover the full range of spirits at Vino’s at Trios at http://www.vinotrios.com.Finally, to get the full score on the available brews at 38 degrees, check out http://38degreesalhambra.com. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment More Cool Stuff Community News Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Sierra Madre Community Services Department Now Offering New Gymnastics Class for Youths

first_img Top of the News Make a comment The Sierra Madre Community Services Department is offering a new gymnastic class for youths! Charter Oak Gymnastics has been in business for over 30 years and teaches all levels of gymnastic classes. Classes in Sierra Madre are geared for beginners from ages 2 all the way up to 12 years of age. Pre-registration is required with classes beginning on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Registration is available online at www.cityofsierramadre.com/onlineregistration or at the Community Services Office located at 611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre.Parent and MeIn this class the student, with the aid of the parent will learn to develop their balance, coordination and motor skills. Low beam, small spring board, blocks, cones and landing mats are used as part of this class. Open to ages 2-3 years. Session is $39 per child.Session: June 19 – July 24 (5 class dates, does not meet on July 3)Time: 9:45-10:25amKiddieThis class challenges students to perform skills that require strength, balance and speed. The class utilizes a variety of gymnastic apparatuses to perform fun and coordinated movements. Open to ages 4-5 years. Session is $39 per child.Session: June 19 – July 24 (5 class dates, does not meet on July 3)Time: 10:30-11:10amBeginners (6-8 years)Various beginner levels skills are taught in this class. Bars, vault, tumbling and mini-trampoline apparatuses are used to aid in the training. Students learn roll, handstands, cartwheels, and swings on the equipment. Instructor focus on improving strength and flexibility. Session is $39 per child.Session: June 19 – July 24 (5 class dates, does not meet on July 3)Time: 5:00-5:40pmBeginners (9-12 years)Various beginner levels skills are taught in this class. Bars, vault, tumbling and mini-trampoline apparatuses are used to aid in the training. Students learn roll, handstands, cartwheels, and swings on the equipment. Instructor focus on improving strength and flexibility. Session is $39 per child.Session: June 19 – July 24 (5 class dates, does not meet on July 3)Time: 5:45-6:25pmFor information on any of these classes, please contact the Community Services Department at (626) 355-5278. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Neighborhood News Sierra Madre Community Services Department Now Offering New Gymnastics Class for Youths From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, June 10, 2013 | 5:45 pmcenter_img HerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Wear Just Anything If You’re The President’s DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

RIDING HOME: Odessa couple plays growing part in veterans’ healing on coast-to-coast ride

first_img Previous articleOUR VIEW: Memorial Day is time for reflectionNext articleObservers across Odessa area honor heroes on Memorial Day admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Motorcyclists in the 30th annual Run for the Wall event make their way northbound along East Loop 338 as they head for their evening stop May 18 at Crossroads Church in Odessa. Some of the riders began their trip to Washington, D.C. in California, while others joined the group along the way. Over 1,600 bikers were involved in the ride to the nation’ss capital city, with over 500 riding the Southern route through Odessa. Local News RIDING HOME: Odessa couple plays growing part in veterans’ healing on coast-to-coast ride OC employee of the year always learning Facebook Pinterest Twitter Motorcyclists in the 30th annual Run for the Wall event make their way northbound along East Loop 338 as they head for their evening stop May 18 at Crossroads Church in Odessa. Some of the riders began their trip to Washington, D.C. in California, while others joined the group along the way. Over 1,600 bikers were involved in the ride to the nation’ss capital city, with over 500 riding the Southern route through Odessa. Twitter 1 of 2 Pinterest Home Local News RIDING HOME: Odessa couple plays growing part in veterans’ healing on coast-to-coast…center_img WhatsApp Facebook “It really does,” he said, between stolen glances at his wife, ‘Mojo.’John and Diann McKee rolled through Odessa the week before Memorial Day alongside more than 400 other riders, as part of the 30th annual Run for the Wall event, which sends motorcyclists across the country in 10 days, from California to Washington, D.C., toward the capital’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial.On the third day of this year’s ride, on May 18, after a day spent barreling between scorching asphalt and the sweltering sun in New Mexico, John detailed what it was like, as a Vietnam veteran, to find something he could be part of like Run for the Wall, and to find brethren of a common bond in an organization founded by fellow veterans — and to find much, much more.John and Diann met on his first cross-country ride with the group in 2006. They talked more during the ride in 2007. By 2008, they were married, and he moved from Pennsylvania to be with her in Odessa.Diann is a native Odessan who graduated from Permian, and who got involved with Run for the Wall in 2003. Where everyone has their ‘road name,’ hers is ‘Mojo.’Now, through their connections along with those of other area participants, Odessa has become a pivotal part of the event each year, serving as a tentpole among the 10 stops along the ride’s Southern route.The event has grown to include 1,600 registered riders this year, spread across three routes that all start in Ontario, Calif. and push through different states before funneling together again in Washington, D.C. in time for Memorial Day.Veterans, like John, and supporters, like Diann, participate in the endurance ride every year, to raise awareness to the call for the accounting of prisoners of war and those missing in action, and to honor those killed in action — and, for some, to be back part of something more.“It’s a healing journey for a lot of these Vietnam vets, and now even the Iraqi and Afghanistan vets as well,” Diann said, speaking across from John under the roof of Crossroads Church on that first Friday of this year’s ride. With an escort from Odessa Police Department, the riders had just pulled in to the church to eat dinner and end their day’s ride that started in Las Cruces, N.M. that morning, before revving up and heading east the next morning.“As they come across the country and see the support from the grassroots of America, it helps them release all those demons and just helps them heal, and they in turn want to come back the next year, and year, and year, to help other veterans.”John said he was struggling with common issues from PTSD in the early 2000’s, when he learned about Run for the Wall through a documentary about the ride. “I said, ‘Why don’t I try that out?’“I went in 2006, and man, it just changed my life,” he said. “It really did.“It changed my life, and I saw similar people’s lives change around me, and that’s when I committed, ‘I’m going to do this again,’ and just kept doing it and doing it and doing it.”More than a decade later, John can claim to be living proof of what the ride can do — and what the support along the way, from cities like Odessa, can mean.“I thought patriotism was dead in the country, really. Because all you see on the news is the east coast and west coast, and you know how they are,” he said. He described a stop on his first ride with the organization, where, in a small town in New Mexico, a group of junior high students sang the national anthem for the riders, and he “about lost it,” just seeing some of that ‘grassroots’ support between the coasts.“That was very rewarding.“And it was also very rewarding to get back with people who had walked the same ground that I did — the mud, the blood and all that stuff. To have somebody say, ‘When you’re feeling down, I understand what you’re going through’ — Because you don’t think anyone does. You think you’re the only one who has these thoughts and feelings.” 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Odessa’s Diann McKee, left, and John McKee are pictured May 18 outside Crossroads Church in Odessa, participating in the 30th annual Run for the Wall bike ride to the nation’s capital city this month. The McKees were among 1,600 registered bikers who began a 10-day trip from Ontario, Calif. to Washington, D.C. on May 16. Over 500 riders took the event’s Southern route, making a stop in Odessa on May 18. (Jacob Ford|Odessa American) ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Slap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleFruit Salad to Die ForSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay By admin – May 28, 2018 WhatsApp Almost 40 years after John McKee left Vietnam, he decided to get on a motorcycle out in California, and go for a ride.That ride changed his life.And a fascinating thing happened as he rumbled his way east, coasting across the United States with hundreds of other riders, through deserts and over plains and winding between hills: He saw more of the same happening all around him, and by now, he’s seen all of it a dozen times over.“It does bring healing,” said McKee, now of Odessa, speaking firsthand and sitting with his riding gear loosened, and his gloves off, during a stop on his 13th such cross-country ride.last_img read more

BringCom Completes Pan-African Fiber Ring Network

first_img Facebook Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp WhatsApp BringCom Completes Pan-African Fiber Ring Network Twitter Facebook STERLING, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 16, 2021– BringCom Incorporated, a leading provider of connectivity solutions in Africa, announces the completion of its pan-African fiber ring network. The new fiber ring network will link BringCom’s points of presence in East and West Africa to its European hub in London, providing BringCom customers with protected and reliable connectivity services. “This pan-African fiber ring offers our corporate and government customers seamless connectivity and increased redundancy in Africa,” said Fabrice Langreney, President and CEO of BringCom. BringCom customers’ international traffic can also be interconnected via numerous cable landings to the networks of its local partners. BringCom’s proven expertise in the provision of reliable domestic last-mile circuits in Africa is now enhanced by the additional protection built in to its continent-wide backhaul network. This network expansion initiative is part of BringCom’s growth strategy in Africa to add secure, reliable, and diverse connectivity routes while providing innovative services such as SD-WAN, SASE (Secure Access Service Edge), and Edge Cloud services. BringCom’s enterprise SD-WAN services will lower costs, increase business agility, and improve multi-cloud applications performance. BringCom’s SD-WAN platform also acts as a cloud connect service to deliver complete solutions for afriQloud. afriQloud is BringCom’s local and distributed cloud services platform providing digital Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) for virtual data center, and virtual machine (compute) needs in East Africa. BringCom’s operational expertise and extensive local partnerships in Africa uniquely position the company to deliver reliable communications services to and from challenging environments. About BringCom ( www.bringcom.com ) BringCom Incorporated, headquartered in Sterling, VA, USA is a leading Communications Solutions Provider operating in Africa who has been offering high-quality international and last-mile connectivity solutions since 1992 to international enterprise and government customers located in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. BringCom’s agile and reliable end-to-end communications lifecycle is dependent on its core capabilities: Cloud and Connectivity Solutions, Project Management, Supplier Management, Africa Risk Management and Customer Experience. For further information please visit www.bringcom.com or contact Marine Langreney, BringCom Marketing Manager at +1 (703) 955-2838; [email protected] View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210215005005/en/ CONTACT: Marine Langreney BringCom Marketing Manager +1 (703) 955-2838 [email protected] KEYWORD: VIRGINIA NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES UNITED KINGDOM EUROPE AFRICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY TELECOMMUNICATIONS SOFTWARE NETWORKS INTERNET SOURCE: BringCom Incorporated Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/16/2021 01:00 AM/DISC: 02/16/2021 01:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210215005005/encenter_img TAGS  Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 16, 2021 Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleVELO3D Appoints Jon Porter to Lead Expansion of Commercial Operations Throughout EuropeNext articleMorris comes up big in Clippers’ 125-118 win over Heat Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Two men remanded in custody over €1.6 million Laghey drugs haul

first_img Google+ Two men have been further remanded in custody as gardai continue investigations into a €1.6 million haul of cannabis plants.44-year-old Ming Sun and 34-year-old Xia Hua He, both Chinese nationals, appeared at Harristown District Court today following a remand at a special sitting of Sligo District Court last Saturday.Today Judge John Coughlan remanded the pair in continued custody to Harristown Court next Friday, June 8.The men were represented by solicitor Rory O’ Brien.They are charged with possession, possession with intent to supply and cultivation of cannabis in a warehouse at Trummon, Laghey, Co. Donegal, on May 25.Gardai from the National Drugs Squad and local officers discovered more than 2,000 cannabis plants estimated to be worth €1.6 million at street in a raid with a search warrant at Laghey. News Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Two men remanded in custody over €1.6 million Laghey drugs haul Google+ By News Highland – June 1, 2012 Facebook Previous articleFiscal Treaty – Final figures from both Donegal countsNext articleRival nightclub owners warned about alcohol price-war in Bundoran News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img Pinterest Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Overcrowding at Letterkenny Hospital ‘f*cking ridiculous’, says TD

first_img Google+ Overcrowding at Letterkenny Hospital ‘f*cking ridiculous’, says TD Pinterest Facebook A Donegal Deputy has used some expletive language when describing the current situation in Letterkenny University Hospital.The hospital has been one of the most overcrowded in Ireland every day this week with over 200 people waiting for in-patient beds since Monday according to the INMO.Speaking in the Dail last night Donegal Deputy Thomas Pringle heavily criticised the Government for not doing more to address the major issues facing Letterkenny.He says nothing will ever change unless those in power take real action:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/prigfdfgdfgdngleluh-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleCathaoirleach outlines importance of Budget dayNext articleCouncil to spend more on road transport & safety in 2020 News Highland By News Highland – November 22, 2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+ Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme center_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter WhatsApp Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

The Jonesborough experience

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits After a pause and, almost as an after thought, she invited the audience to “sing with me.”Such are the moments at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough the first full weekend of October each year.This year was the 37th annual storytelling festival, which had its beginning on a warm, sunny October day in 1973.A tall, gangly man from “off” Beech Mountain in North Carolina, “called” Ray Hicks told his now famous, Jack tales from the back of an old farm wagon. About 60 people were there for what was the beginning of the American storytelling renaissance. You Might Like Century of Service She came riding up on a spotted horse. And, the arrival of Sarah Luther at Union Hill, Ala. in 1911… read more Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By The Penny Hoarder Published 7:11 pm Friday, October 9, 2009 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Skip Book Nook to reopen There was not a dry eye in the tent.In true Kathryn Windham fashion, the 91-year-old “legendary” storyteller had shared with the overflowing crowd how she had shopped for a coffin and finally decided on a pine box, which a friend has lovingly crafted for her.She told about the comb concert she has planned for her funeral and how “I’ll Fly Away” will be her swan song. The National Storytelling Festival was the brainchild of Jimmy Neil Smith, whose inspiration came from Jerry Clower, a country comedian whose humor made folks “from everwhere” fall in love with the rural South.Over the years, people began to make annual pilgrimages to Tennessee’s oldest town for the National Storytelling Festival. They came from all across America and beyond. They became a part of the revival of the art that is as old as man himself.Historians agree that man has not always enjoyed the advantages of the wheel, but he has always enjoyed the love of a good story.And, that’s what Jonesborough offers each October – but not just a good story — a trailer truckload of good stories told by the masters of their craft. And, they come, those who love storytelling. They come ten thousand strong and more.They speak in the dialect of the Yankee doodles, with the twang of the Midwesterners and the drawl of the folks from Dixie land. But they all listen with the same eager ears.Caroline Newell is a regular at Jonesborough. Year after year, she drives down from Cincinnati to see her favorite tellers and to seek new favorites to add to her list.“Donald Davis,” Newell said, with a smile. “He’s like a dose of medicine. I don’t care what my situation in life is at the time, he always brings a smile to my face. Donald Davis is the most amazing storyteller. He keeps you spell bound from his first word to his last. And, Kathryn Windham. It’s just an honor to be in her presence.”Donald Hutchins hails from Pennsylvania and he comes to Jonesborough for R&R.“When you’re here, the whole world is right,” he said. “You come into these huge, white tents packed with a thousand strangers and, in no time at all, we become one, woven together with storylines.”Tim Sercy from Kentucky kidded Hutchins that he sounded like a storyteller himself.“I’m just a sentimental old fool,” Hutchins said. “I’ve been coming to Jonesborough so long this place is a part of my soul.”The odds-on favorites of the 2009 National Storytelling Festival read like a storytellers’ who’s who. Davis, Windham, Bil Lepp, “That lying rascal is a scream,” Sheila Kay Adams, “She’s so down to earth,” Barbara McBride Smith, “A ball of energy and that mammogram story was the funniest thing ever,” Gay Ducey, “She is the queen bee,” Willy Claflin, “Quick witted and amazing,” Bill Harley, “great music, great stories,” Syd Lieberman, “He made me laugh and he made me cry,” Roslyn Bresnick-Perry was “powerful” and John McCutcheon was “incredible” at the Midnight Cabaret. “What a musician.”The Storycrafters were a whirlwind of fun and they bagged a lot of new followers. Among the new voices, Jennifer Munro, the Rev. Robert Jones and Regi Carpenter were the talk of the festival.But Evelyn Sardinski hit the nail on the head.“At Jonesborough, you are among the masters of the art of storytelling,” she said. “I could sit and listen to each one of them all day long. Because of time constraints, I didn’t get to hear all of them and, because of that, I know that I’m leaving having missed some wonderful stories. But, as long as I’m able, I’ll keep coming because there’s no place like Jonesborough, Tennessee on an early October weekend.”Thomas Jackson from upstate New York was among the young people who journeyed to Jonesborough for the first time.“I didn’t want to come because I didn’t really know what storytelling was all about,” he said, with a smile.“Now, I don’t want to go home.”Jackson said he’ll be back and bring friends with him.“I may have to twist their arms to get them here but they will thank me for it,” he said.Of the ten thousand or more people who were blessed to be at Jonesborough this October, it is doubtful that any one of them could explain the magic of storytelling. Not even, Kathryn Windham can do that.“We’ve never really discovered the full power of storytelling – the beauty, the wonder, the laughter and the love that are wrapped up in stories,” she said. “There’s no better way in the world to tell someone you love them than to say, ‘Come here and sit by me and let me tell you a story.”That’s the Jonesborough experience. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author Latest Stories On a bright but nippy Saturday morning in Jonesborough, Tennessee, Kathryn Tucker Windham closed her storytelling concert with a simple request.“Will y’all sing ‘I’ll Fly Away’ with me?”More than a thousand voices obliged her. The Jonesborough experiencelast_img read more