Council to crack down on landowners damaging roads

first_img WhatsApp Council to crack down on landowners damaging roads By News Highland – November 27, 2012 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Google+ Facebookcenter_img News Donegal County Council are to hold landowners accountable if water comes from their land on to public roads.It was highlighted at today’s County Council meeting the severe damage water running onto roads causes.The Council has now come up with a six point plan to try deal with the problem.Cllr Patrick McGowan says land owners will be given fair warning:[podcast][/podcast] Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Previous articleOver 9,000 German tourists already booked for Donegal trips in 2013Next articleCouncil calls for Budget measures for struggling home owners News Highland Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Blasts scheduled Thursday at Jefferson Range

first_imgNEW MARION, Ind. – The Indiana Air National Guard has scheduled ordnance detonations throughout the day Thursday at Jefferson Range.Scheduler Johanna Siebenthal says the blasts will occur throughout the day and there will be approximately ten explosions in multiple groups.“We are required to clean up any ordnance that may be potentially hazardous out here,” Siebenthal said. “So, if it appears as if the ordnance has some kind of active charge left in it we have an EOD team that will dispose of that. They just blow it up right in place so it is no longer hazardous.”last_img

Ray Davidson

first_imgRay Davidson, age 80 of Batesville, Indiana passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at his home.  The son of Squire and Julia (nee: Baker) Davidson was born on October 27, 1938 in Oneida, KY. He married Eileen Wilson and she passed away in 2014.Ray enjoyed being a truck driver for the Batesville Casket Company through the years until he retired. He attended the Batesville Church on Fire.  Those who knew Ray, knew he was an avid UK fan and a tolerated IU fan.  He enjoyed spending time outdoors, whether it was hunting, fishing, golfing or sitting out on his front porch.  Ray loved being around his family and friends.  His grandkids meant everything to him and was really excited about becoming a great grandpa. He liked being an uncle as well, always lovingly harassing his nephews and nieces. Ray will be missed dearly by all.He is survived by his daughters, Julia Schmidt (Rob) and Jamie Hertel (Matt) of Batesville; son, Alvin Davidson (Richelle) of Batesville; grandchildren, Austin Davidson (Maranda Ruggles), Jaylon Hilshorst (Sarah Johann) and Katraca Davidson; new great grandson, Bennett Davidson; along with his sister, Nola Dwenger of Hamburg and numerous nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brother, Squire Davidson Jr. and sister, Beatrice Hensley.Visitation will be Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 11am – 1pm immediately followed by 1:00pm funeral service all at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville.  Burial to follow in the Batesville United Methodist Church Cemetery.  Pastor Evan Doyle officiating.Memorials may be given in memory to the Batesville Church on Fire or MMH Hospice care of the funeral home.last_img read more

Cueball’s blog: Talking election afterthoughts, Brownback vs. Davis, fluoridation of Wellington’s water and more

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Thank you for your input. -7 Vote up Vote down nyscof -13p · 313 weeks ago Fluoridation is a failed concept that wastes your tax dollars and endangers your health. It is probably the biggest public health blunder of all time. Science does not support fluoridation but politics does. Fluoridation is a microcosm of what all politics is about in the US. Timid legislators who fear doing the right thing by stopping fluoridation risk getting “punished” by some of their major funders and will invariably vote for their own interests and not yours. Report Reply 4 replies · active 313 weeks ago -5 Vote up Vote down notlla · 313 weeks ago I wondered what made our water smell like dead fish .Now I know. It was that —– Flouride Report Reply 0 replies · active 313 weeks ago -3 Vote up Vote down Perry mason · 313 weeks ago The issue is not with the police notes…it is with allowing comments when a specific person or persons from those notes have a story specifically about their alleged crime. Report Reply 1 reply · active 313 weeks ago +18 Vote up Vote down Allen Ludden · 313 weeks ago Come November I will be voting against Brownback and Roberts and I’m a republican. I did my part last Tuesday and voted. And at that time I voted against Brownback and Roberts. Report Reply 4 replies · active 310 weeks ago -17 Vote up Vote down Wanna Know · 313 weeks ago I did my part also last Tuesday by voting against Roberts and for Brownback. We can not allow Davis to bankrupt our state with education. Report Reply 0 replies · active 313 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down huh? · 313 weeks ago Wanna Know, sometimes sarcasm is difficult to ascertain in writing…did you really mean “bankrupt our state with education”? Do you really think education is the blood sucker in government? Do you really think the future would be better for people WITHOUT an education? I’m not sure if I follow your line of thinking. Report Reply 0 replies · active 313 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 3. Fluoridation?  The Wellington City Council will decide soon whether to put an initiative on the November ballot over whether or not the City of Wellington should continue fluoridating the city water supply.I must admit I don’t know enough about the subject at the moment to comment either way. I do know though, every community that has fluoridation as a ballot issue becomes a major source of controversy. People can become quite testy and insults tend to escalate.Coming soon – anti-fluoridation campaign sign.Here’s the thing. Wellington has had fluoridation in its drinking water for decades, and I never once wrote a story about the subject, nor have heard any real outcry on the subject.My biggest worry if this becomes an election ballot issue, then suddenly the world will come to an end and everyone will draw battle lines on a subject that nobody was really thinking about in the first place. It will be like the banning horses in the Wheat Festival Parade controversy last month. It didn’t become an issue until people were made aware of it then all hell broke loose.Is fluoridation really a pertinent enough issue to divide the community into a civil war? I’m neither for or against the fluoridation issue, but I do believe in picking your fights. Why not let civil unrest occur on subjects that may truly make a difference in the community?Nevertheless, if the council decides to make this a public referendum, Sumner Newscow will be there to present the pros and cons over fluoridation in the water supply so people can make an informed decision. 1. Low voter turnout…It was a rather strange election. When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a ruling that put limitations on campaign finance it allowed politicians the ability to spend as much money as they so pleased. That’s why you saw a campaign commercial nearly every moment touting the joys of one candidate over the evils of the other, who loves Obamacare.A picture of the Raymond Frye Complex last Tuesday.Yet for all the bombastic rhetoric, voters basically shrugged their shoulders. Only 19 percent in Sumner County registered voters made it to the polls. It wasn’t much difference elsewhere.Honestly, I wasn’t sure myself whether I would go to the polls, and only cast a vote, because I was at the election booth doing a story on election turnout. Living on the west side of Wellington, I had no state representative race, no state senator’s race, no county commissioner’s race, and no ballot initiative to vote for or against.Pat Roberts’ buddyThe big race between Mike Pompeo and Todd Tiahrt for U.S. House District #4 turned out to be a dud after Tiahrt was caught making too many lies on Pompeo. And I just couldn’t get into the U.S. Senate Republican battle between Pat Roberts, who greeted Columbus on his venture to America, and his challenger Dr. Milt Wolff, who seemed a bit off kilter. But his bus looked nice in the Wellington downtown parking lot taking up three or four spaces.So really, there is no reason to stomp my foot, and wring my hands about the low voter turnout of the state primary. You have to give people reason to go to the election booth.Dr. Milton Wolf was in Wellington the Friday before the election. Who is that riding the bike?2. November election…The November election should be different with a Governor’s battle between Sam Brownback and Democrat challenger Paul Davis which is shaping up to be the premier governor’s race in the nation.This race not only has statewide but national implications and will serve as a referendum for the national Tea Party movement Kansas has been a Tea Party stronghold. But if it loses its governorship to a Democrat in one of the nation’s most Conservative state, this sends a strong message that if it isn’t working here it won’t work anywhere else.Media pundits both in Kansas and nationwide are looking at Brownback’s tepid 63 percent victory over Jennifer Winn – a one-issue, pro-marijuana, little funded opponent as a sign of trouble. Nobody thinks that 37 percent was a Winn-generating vote as it was an anti-Brownback revolt.It will be interesting to see how much of an indicator this election will be when it comes to the statewide election in November. Are there enough Democrats, Independents, and disgruntled Republicans to overthrow the Republican Governor?I’m not so sure. One thing that Brownback has is a large vault of political cash from national Republican PAC sources who aren’t about to let a state like Kansas get away from them if they can help it. Democrats, who are likely to lose the U.S. Senate and lose ground in the House because of President Obama’s lack of popularity, are looking for a big upset in Kansas to salvage the night.You may want to leave the state for the next two months, folks. The governor’s race is going to be a bloodbath unlike anything ever seen in this state in years, maybe ever. Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Five Cueball thoughts for Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014… 4. Police notes… An interesting debate derived this week on Sumner Newscow from a story about an alleged marijuana drug operation in Wellington. While I thought the debate would center on the legalization of marijuana, it moved into the realms of whether or not Sumner Newscow should print police notes on people who are charged for various offenses. Some believe the only reason we print police notes is to gossip, and generate hits on this website.My position is police notes are a matter of public record, and I would be derelict of my duty if I would withhold that information from the public. However, I found a commenter named “2tired” who wrote an even better response:“The police notes and arrest reports are vital to our way of life. These reports are a public record of arrests and crimes that a person has allegedly committed. These public reports prevent what third world countries live with everyday — secret arrests and trials along with detention camps that no longer occur here. You would not have to travel far from the USA to find these things do exist. That is why the framers of the constitution added freedom of speech and the press to report. While it may suck to see your name in the paper, it’s just part of system designed to prevent people from just disappearing.”Very well put 2tired.Also, police notes are a good deterrent, especially in a small town where some people would rather die than suffer the embarrassment caused from being mentioned in the police notes.5. Shout out of the week…I just can’t get over the football mural on the back of the press box at Crusader football stadium at Sellers Park. This was due to the cooperating effort of Impact Bank, and a select group of people including Samson Ledesma, a WHS grad who made the design. It’s grassroots efforts like these that makes Wellington such a special place to live.Great job guys.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

On Basketball: Kyrie gets a new address, but Cavs win trade

first_imgFILE – In this June 7, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) is guarded by Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during the first half of Game 3 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Cleveland. Irving gets his new address and Isaiah Thomas gets to play with LeBron. They both can say they won in this Celtics-Cavs blockbuster deal. But the sum of the parts says Cleveland got the better of Boston in this swap of All-Star point guards. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)MIAMI— It’s not the principals that will define the blockbuster trade between Cleveland and Boston. Great point guard leaves one city for another. That seems fair.All the other parts, they will tell the story.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games MOST READ Regardless of all these Celtics-Cavaliers fireworks, it’s still Golden State’s world and probably will be for a long time. This deal didn’t change that.The Warriors will still be the favorites to win the last game of next season.The first game of next season, as luck would have it, just happens to be Boston at Cleveland.And just like that, the NBA has drama again. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES LeBron James heads to Manila again on September 2 View comments UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201700:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gamescenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Minnesota never offered Andrew Wiggins. Miami never offered half its roster. Portland wasn’t giving up Damian Lillard. In the end the Cavs still got a star for a star, and since Thomas is only making about $6.3 million next season they got plenty of bonus parts as well to make the trade work.It also solved one big Cleveland problem.James’ only motivation is rings, and this move gives him just that.He will be looking to go to the Finals for the eighth consecutive year. Only three teams in NBA history have been to four straight finals — the Lakers, the Celtics, and the Miami Heat when James was with them. Golden State will be heavy favorites to join that club next June. The Cavaliers won’t surprise many if they join them.James will show up at camp in a couple of months and begin plotting ways to get his team back to the Finals. Had Irving still been there, James surely would have been wondering if they could make it work again. With Thomas, there won’t be a question. James and Thomas already have great respect for one another, and Thomas runs on the same prove-people-wrong gasoline that James uses.Cleveland has been through the free-agency-is-looming dance with James before, of course. If the Cavs want to keep him next summer, they simply have to go all-in to make him as happy as possible. This trade probably wasn’t a bad start on that front.In Boston, the Celtics will look very different this season.Irving and Hayward are in; Thomas, Crowder, Avery Bradley, Kelly Olynyk and Amir Johnson are out — meaning five of Boston’s seven top scorers from a No. 1 seed now play elsewhere.The Cavs weren’t overhauled; Irving is gone, Thomas, Derrick Rose and Jeff Green arrived.From a continuity standpoint, obvious edge to Cleveland as well. SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program There are many ways to claim victory in the deal made Tuesday night. Kyrie Irving wanted his own team and got it, so he wins. Isaiah Thomas gets to play with LeBron James, so he wins. The Cavaliers got rid of a supposedly disgruntled star, so they won. The Celtics now won’t have to decide if Thomas is worth something like a $180 million deal next summer, so they won. It’s all semantics.But look past all that.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn the end, Cleveland won. James won, too.Here’s a few reasons why James will be celebrating this deal: He’ll still have a high-octane point guard; he’s getting an absurdly good defender in Jae Crowder (he could have helped the Cavs’ cause against Golden State in The Finals); he won’t be going into the season dealing with drama about Irving’s Cleveland future; this trade might even reap the Cavaliers the No. 1 pick in next year’s draft. Read Next LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses All good things, all edge to Cleveland.Give the Celtics credit for being bold. Danny Ainge knew winning the Eastern Conference’s regular-season crown last season was meaningless, so he completely blew up a team that was a No. 1 seed and got hammered by the Cavaliers in the East finals. Sure, the Celtics played most of that series without Thomas, but that wasn’t going to matter. The Cavs weren’t losing that series.So Ainge goes out and gets an All-Star point guard in Irving, after he hauls in Gordon Hayward during free agency and adds probable rookie of the year front-runner Jayson Tatum to the mix in the draft — plus gets another draft pick in either 2018 or 2019 for his trouble.It’s not a bad deal for the Celtics. They get Irving. It’s his team. A storied franchise is in his hands and he will savor that.It’s just a better deal for Cleveland, at least right now.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

A rising concern After straws balloons get more scrutiny

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Now that plastic straws may be headed for extinction, could Americans’ love of balloons be deflated?The joyous celebration of releasing balloons into the air has long bothered environmentalists, who say the pieces that fall back to earth can be deadly to seabirds and turtles that eat them. So as companies vow to banish plastic straws, there are signs balloons will be among the products to get more scrutiny, even though they’re a very small part of environmental pollution.This year, college football powerhouse Clemson University is ending its tradition of releasing 10,000 balloons into the air before games, a move that’s part of its sustainability efforts. In Virginia, a campaign that urges alternatives to balloon releases at weddings is expanding. And a town in Rhode Island outright banned the sale of all balloons earlier this year, citing the harm to marine life.“There are all kinds of alternatives to balloons, a lot of ways to express yourself,” says Kenneth Lacoste, first warden of New Shoreham, Rhode Island, who cites posters, piñatas and decorated paper.Following efforts to limit plastic bags, the push by environmentalists against straws has gained traction in recent months, partly because they’re seen as unnecessary for most. Companies including Starbucks and Disney are promising to phase out plastic straws, which can be difficult to recycle because of their size and often end up as trash in the ocean. A handful of U.S. cities recently passed or are considering bans. And the push may bring attention to other items people may not have considered — like festive balloons.“The issue of straws has really broadened the marine debris issue,” says Emma Tonge of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. People might not realize balloons are a danger, she says, because of their “light and whimsical” image.Balloons are not among the top 10 kinds of debris found in coastal cleanups, but Tongue says they’re common and especially hazardous to marine animals, which can also get entangled in balloon strings.Chelsea Rochman, an assistant professor of ecology at the University of Toronto, says people should think systemically about waste and pollution, but that efforts to bring attention to specific products shouldn’t be dismissed as too minor.“If we said that about everything, we wouldn’t get anything done,” she says.Already, a few states restrict balloon releases to some extent, according to the Balloon Council, which represents the industry and advocates for the responsible handling of its products to “uphold the integrity of the professional balloon community.” That means never releasing them into the air, and ensuring the strings have a weight tied to them so the balloons don’t accidentally float away.Lorna O’Hara, executive director of the Balloon Council, doesn’t dispute that marine creatures might mistake balloons for jellyfish and eat them. But she says that doesn’t mean balloons are necessarily causing their deaths.Clean Virginia Waterways still thinks balloons can be harmful. Included in its report last year: A photo of a soaring bird with a deflated balloon trailing behind it.The report addresses the “rising concern” of balloons, which also often use helium, a non-renewable resource. It notes the difficulty of changing a social norm and that even typing “congrats” in a Facebook post results in an animation of balloons. It even claims the media play a role and that some groups conduct balloon releases “just so reporters will cover the event.”“We don’t want to say don’t use them at all. We’re saying just don’t release them,” says Laura McKay of the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program.Some states such as California ban balloon releases for other reasons. Pacific Gas & Electric, which serves northern and central California, says metallic balloons caused 203 power outages in the first five months of this year, up 22 per cent from a year ago.Lacoste thinks other towns, particularly those along the coasts, will also ban balloons as people become more aware of environmental issues. He notes that plastic bags were once seen as harmless, but many places now ban them.___Follow Candice Choi at read more

Choose Jai Bhim followers over those chanting NaMo Maya

first_imgJalaun (UP): BSP president Mayawati on Friday said people are going to bid goodbye to those chanting ‘NaMo, NaMo’ and choose the ones who follow ‘Jai Bhim’ in this Lok Sabha election. Addressing a rally here, the former chief minister said, “This time you all are going to bid goodbye to the NaMo-NaMo people and choose Jai Bhim followers in the elections.” Prime Minister Narendra Modi is often referred to as ‘NaMo’ by his supporters. Mayawati said the BJP will be removed from power at the Centre this time and no amount of “jumlebaazi” or “natakbaazi” was going to help them. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”Their new ‘natakbazi of chowkidari’ is also not going to save them,” the BSP supremo added. She alleged that the BJP had made several promises before coming to power but all of those turned out to be hollow. Targeting the Congress, Mayawati said although the party had been in power for most of the time since Independence, its wrong policies and works ultimately led to its ouster. She accused the Congress of ignoring those belonging to the ‘sarv samaj’, especially the weaker sections, the poor and the unemployed, and alleged that the party neglected Bundelkhand and did nothing for poverty alleviation and employment generation in this region. The Congress says it will remove poverty but had they really done anything about it, the party would not have gone out of power, the BSP chief said. “Had they taken care of the ‘sarv samaj’, we would not have felt the need to form the BSP,” she added.last_img read more

Police seek details on body armour present in districts

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi Police has written to all districts seeking details regarding the body armours present with them and their condition.The law enforcement agency also asked their officers for the future requirement of these armours in the next five years. Sources told Millennium Post that a letter was written from a unit in Delhi Police to all districts, other units, battalions in which the subject was the requirement of body armours by State/UT police forces in the next five years. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehicles”It is stated that a letter received Government of India, MHA, Police Modernization Division in which Under Secretary of the Government of India has directed to say that Government of India is working towards increasing the soldier protection level and decreasing end article weight,” sources said quoting the letter. Sources further added that plans are going on to set up a manufacturing unit for lightweight armour materials in India for which five years projections of the number of units of BP jackets, vest, helmets, vehicles and helicopter required for the forces. The projections would be factored for finalizing the production capacity and estimating the investment required in this regard. “In view of the above, it is therefore requested keeping in view of the operational requirement is required to the production plan in the country to produce lightweight armour material that operational requirement of items for the period of next five years in the prescribed format, furnish to this office for persual of MHA,” sources further said quoting the letter content.last_img read more