The Skiff: November 10, 2016

first_img Previous article“Trolls” has heart under glitter and laughsNext articleTCU soccer receives first NCAA tournament berth The Skiff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin ReddIt The Skiff: Nov. 21, 2019 The Skiff: Volume 115, Issue 13 A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes The Skiff The Skiff Facebook The Skiff The Skiff: Nov. 7, 2019 ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Life in Fort Worth The Skiff Facebook The Skiff by TCU360TCU Box 298050Fort Worth, TX [email protected] The Skiff: Dec. 5, 2019 Twitter The Skiff Twitter The Skiff: Nov. 14, 2019 printFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infoVolume 115, issue 13: White House transition begins.Also: New honors college dean, TCU soccer ears first NCAA berth, eSpot changes and more. Linkedin + posts last_img read more

Fine Gael and Sinn Fein to select NE election candidates

first_img Facebook Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Fine Gael and Sinn Fein to select NE election candidates Google+ Twitter Previous articleFriends and family pay repsects to Michaela McAreaveyNext articleThis month’s Bloody Sunday commemoration march to be the last News Highland WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Newsx Adverts Pinterestcenter_img Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton By News Highland – January 15, 2011 Fine Gael and Sinn Fein will select their candidates this weekend to contest the up coming General Election in Donegal North East.Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams will address his party’s convention at which Councillor Padraig MacLochlainn will be selected for the party, which will adopt a one candidate strategy.The party is hoping to build on the success in the Donegal South West by-election which saw the party’s Pearse Doherty top the poll.Meanwhile Dr. James Reilly , Deputy Leader of Fine Gael and Spokesperson on Health, will chair this Party Convention.Deputy Joe McHugh and Councillor John Ryan have allowed their names go forward – however with the party also set to adopt a single candidate strategy it is expected that Councillor Ryan will stand aside allowing Deputy McHugh to be selected unopposed. Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more

Defacing of signs is costing council thousands – Former mayor

first_img WhatsApp Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest By News Highland – September 3, 2019 Defacing of signs is costing council thousands – Former mayor Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Facebook Previous articleDraws made for Donegal U21 ChampionshipsNext article12 people awaiting in-patient beds at LUH News Highland center_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ Facebook A former Donegal councillor has hit out at those responsible for the defacing of Gaeltacht signs, calling the practice “idiotic”.In recent weeks, a number of incidents have emerged of the English translations of Irish placenames being spray-painted over, and in recent days, a number of signs have had the Irish names obscured.On today’s Nine til Noon Show, Brendan Byrne, a former Mayor of Donegal, said this is wanton vandalism, which will cost Donegal County Council thousands of euros that it can ill afford…………..Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Pic – Collection of signs posted on Social Media this morning by Greg Hughes. Brendan Byrne estimates the damaged signs in this picture alone will cost upwards of €6,000 to repair. Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNewslast_img read more

U.S. CBP receives first of 52 patrol vessels

first_img SAFE Boats completes construction of first patrol vessel for U.S. Customs and Border Protection Back to overview,Home naval-today SAFE Boats completes construction of first patrol vessel for U.S. Customs and Border Protection May 30, 2016 Share this article View post tag: CIV View post tag: U.S. CBP SAFE Boats International (SBI), a Washington based manufacturer of aluminum boats has completed the first Coastal Interceptor Vessel (CIV) on contract from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO).A naming ceremony was held at SAFE Boats International facilities on May 26, 2016 to name the vessel the “Alexandria” as well as celebrate the first CIV as SBI’s two thousandth (2000) delivered craft.Following the acceptance of this first vessel, AMO intends to acquire up to 52 of the new CIVs to meet emerging Department of Homeland Security mission requirements. The contract, should all options be executed, is valued at over $48 million.According SAFE Boats, the CIV is a 41-foot vessel, capable of high speed interceptions in close proximity to other vessels as well as open ocean speeds at well over 54 knots.The CIV can be configured for a number of mission operations including pursuing suspect vessels for the purpose of boarding, searching, and when necessary, arresting violators and seizing the suspect vessel and contraband. SAFE Boat’s CIV is specifically configured to provide AMO Marine Interdiction Agents a safe working platform with outstanding performance, sea keeping and mission capabilities.The AMO CIV is a variant of the SAFE 41 Interceptor, a design currently in service with the Royal Bahamian Police, Royal Gibraltar Defense Forces, Colombian Navy, the company said.“SAFE Boats is honored to be delivering our milestone 2000th hull as the first Coastal Interceptor Vessel to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations whose vital mission is to defend our great country,” commented Dennis Morris, President and CEO.AMO currently operates a fleet of high-speed interceptor vessels that are approaching the end of their service life. Following the acceptance of this first vessel, AMO intends to acquire up to 52 of the new CIVs to meet emerging Department of Homeland Security mission requirements. View post tag: Safe Boats Authoritieslast_img read more

Oxford SU fights for renter protection amid student rent strikes

first_imgStudents at the University of Surrey also threatened a rent strike over payments of third term rent. The University later announced that no students would be required to pay fees for rent in University-managed accommodation for their third term. The letter went on to remind landlords of Government advice on evictions, which encouraged landlords to “work together to put in place a rent payment scheme where people are struggling to pay their rent”. The advice also reminded landlords that they must give tenants three months’ notice before they seek the termination of a tenancy. UCL did not reply to a request for comment. All landlords have been granted a three month mortgage holiday by the Government, meaning that private landlords may stop paying towards their mortgage without impacting their credit scores. While renters have been granted an extended three-month notice period before the termination of a tenancy, tenants will still be liable for their rent. The group currently believes that between one hundred and two hundred students are currently on rent strike at London universities, although many are worried about legal or disciplinary action being taken against them. In the meantime, students across the country have initiated rent strikes, demanding that students in private halls and university-managed accommodation should be granted relief from their third-term rent. For students who are unable to return home for whatever reason, an extension of their tenancy should be granted in incidence that Covid-19 isolation measures continue past the end of the fixed term period of their tenancy. This will prevent the individual from being made homeless.Students that have been financially impacted as a result of the situation and cannot move out receive a significant rent reduction or a rent holiday where no rent payments are required throughout the current crisis.Partners should be lobbied to follow the advice of the National Residential Landlords Association to suspend rent increases for the next 12 months, including reversal of planned rent increases for upcoming tenancies.Consider a no-penalty contract release for students who are no longer living at the tenancy address, without transferring any costs to other, remaining tenants. If students have already paid for the next period, this should be refunded along with their deposit. The group encouraged all students to email their concerns to accommodation managers. Cherwell also reached out to Urbanest, another student accommodation provider which has not agreed to the demands made by LtU. Urbanest did not reply to the request for comment. Image by Isabella Lill A spokesperson for Sanctuary Students, which operates a number of halls of residence across London, told Cherwell: “While we understand that some students and parents are disappointed, the decision was made with the wider interests of our customers and communities at the forefront of our minds. Cherwell also reached out to Allen & Harris, Andrews, Chancellors, Connells, Scott Fraser and Oxford Lettings for comment. None have replied. A spokesperson for College and County told Cherwell that they have “shared [the letter] with some of the relevant landlords. Cherwell spoke to ‘Liberate the University’, a movement which is coordinating rent strikes at Universities in London, including University College London. The group has demanded that students in all forms of accommodation should be allowed to leave their lettings contracts early, that belongings left in rooms should be stored from collection when it is safe to do so, that students remaining in halls should be granted a 20% rent reduction, and that all halls should enforce a uniform policy in regard to rent payments. The letter was sent by Róisín McCallion, VP Welfare and Equal Opportunities at Oxford SU, and Daisy Hopkins, Vice-President of Student Wellbeing at Oxford Brookes SU. It argued that the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, including job losses and caring responsibilities, made it “increasingly difficult” for some students to make rent payments. All Oxford colleges have waived tenancy fees for students who are not returning for Trinity term. “We continue to house a significant number of national and international students in our properties in various locations and for many of these, our accommodation is their primary home. All our sites remain open and without our accommodation these students may become homeless. It is essential we continue to provide them with support staff and access to a safe, secure, managed place to live. The Student Union offers advice to any students who are facing financial or residential difficulties, but due to the significant increase in the number of students who were making requests for residential advice, the Union decided to send the letter to all lettings agents letting to students in Oxford. Given the exceptional circumstances presented by the pandemic, the welfare officers went on to propose a number of additional measures designed to protect those students who had been made most vulnerable by the pandemic. The additional measures are as follows: The movement saw early success, with UCL operated halls and University of London intercollegiate halls agreeing to three of their demands. However, most private halls have still not agreed to any of the demands. “We are aware that student loan payments will continue through this period and the government is encouraging tenants living in rented accommodation to pay their rent as normal. We have also been encouraging any students with financial concerns to contact us to discuss their situation and will be happy to offer them flexible payment options through an agreed payment plan.” McCallion also highlighted the fourth recommendation to landlords, that no costs should not be transferred to remaining tenants if one tenant chooses to leave the contract early. Tenancy contracts typically make tenants collectively responsible for rent and other payments, but the SU has requested that other students should not be held liable for the financial situation of co-tenants. The letter encouraged lettings agents to forward the letter on to landlords, and support the requests, assisting landlords where necessary. UCL had initially asked students leaving their contracts early to vacate all possessions from their room in contravention of lockdown regulations, however this policy was quickly reversed. So far, McCallion says that while some agencies have responded positively to the letter, so far none have made concrete commitments to the measures outlined in the letter. “Where we have students who are in genuine difficulty, I am sure we can help them negotiate a solution with our clients. One of the problems is that there are a number of students who really do not have any “hardship” who are asking for “relief” from their landlord and making Landlords sceptical about the genuine ones.” Speaking to Cherwell, Róisín McCallion emphasised the importance of students being allowed to remain in privately rented accommodation for the duration of the pandemic, noting that students who were estranged from their families or who lived in abusive households would need to be able to continue their tenancies in Oxford regardless of the length of their tenancy contracts. Without additional protection these students could be made homeless by the crisis. A spokesperson for ‘Surrey, Cut the Rent’, the organisers of the rent strike, told Cherwell that they “know that university management keeps a close eye on student campaigning, and… know for a fact they were aware of the size of the potential strike and we do believe that the threat of a rent strike impacted their decision with the partial fulfilment of demands.” “Some of the ideas are in line with government proposals, but some of the ideas in the letter are unrealistic for many clients (especially those with business loans and not mortgages) Oxford University Student Union and Oxford Brookes Union has written a letter to major lettings agents in Oxford reminding them of their duties under the law and asking for greater protections of students who have been badly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The University of Surrey did not respond to a request for comment.last_img read more


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Everybody Say Yeah! Kinky Boots Wins 2014 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album

first_img View Comments Raise it up and say yeah because Kinky Boots took home the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater album at the 56th Annual event on January 26. The Tony-winning musical beat out the cast albums of Motown the Musical and Matilda for the top prize. The Kinky Boots win is shared by composer/lyricist Cyndi Lauper, lead performers Billy Porter and Stark Sands and album producers Lauper, Sammy James Jr., Stephen Oremus and William Wittman. The show continues to high kick to sold-out crowds at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019 Related Shows Kinky Bootslast_img read more

Jamie Parker, Paul Thornley & Noma Dumezweni Set for Harry Potter

first_img Paul Thornley Star Files Noma Dumezweni Magical casting? Broadway alum Jamie Parker, Paul Thornley and Olivier winner Noma Dumezweni will take on the roles of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, respectively, in Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. The first installment of the play, which will run in repertory in two parts, is scheduled to begin previews on June 7, 2016. The official opening day, where both parts will be performed, is set for July 30 at the West End’s Palace Theatre.Parker appeared on Broadway in The History Boys; additional stage credits include Guys and Dolls, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Assassins, Proof and High Society. Thornley’s theater credits include London Road, Chorus of Disapproval, The Miracle and Noises Off. Dumezweni won an Olivier for A Raisin In The Sun; she recently stepped in for Kim Cattrall in Linda.The world premiere will be based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Penned by Thorne and directed by Tony winner Tiffany (Once), the production’s plot description reads: “It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.”The seven-volume Harry Potter series has sold more than 450 million copies and been translated into 77 languages. The books were adapted into eight movies starring Audience Choice Award winners Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter and Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley, along with Emma Watson as Hermione Granger. center_img View Comments Jamie Parkerlast_img read more

Tot Drowned in Shirley Pool, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A four-year-old boy drowned in a swimming pool during a backyard barbeque in Shirley over the weekend, Suffolk County police said.Justin McConville was with his mother at his mother’s friend’s Alcolade Drive East home when the host found the boy at the bottom of their 4-foot, above-ground pool at 7:11 p.m. Saturday, police said.Witnesses pulled the victim from the pool, called 911 and performed CPR until an ambulance arrived, police said.The child was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, where he was pronounced dead.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.last_img read more

CYF unaware smothered baby even born

first_imgNZ Herald 1 June 2012A Rotorua mother jailed this week for suffocating her baby while drunkenly sleeping was thought to have been “coping” by Child, Youth and Family before the tragedy. The agency was unaware Ngaire Kura Tukiwaho had given birth to Tahi Elvis Edwards, who died at just 2 months old as she slept on him in the back of a parked car after a day of drinking in January last year. Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has ordered an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death. Three years earlier, Tukiwaho, 30, lost a 1-month-old son, Hoani Benino, to cot death and was advised of safe sleeping practices. “It appears there was a level of dysfunction in this household that we were not aware of,” CYF head Bernadine MacKenzie said.…In a written response to the Herald, Ms MacKenzie said CYF had been involved with Tukiwaho in 2008 after concerns about her two eldest children. At that time, CYF was also advised of Hoani’s death. “CYF worked closely with the wider whanau to ensure supports were in place for the mother. “We ceased our involvement once we believed she had the support she needed and was coping,” Ms McKenzie said. read more