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President Higgins begins 4 day state visit to the UK

first_img Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook By News Highland – April 8, 2014 Pinterest Google+ Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has formally welcomed the President to the UK – for his 4 day State visit.Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina were greeted by the British monarch and her husband Prince Philip in Windsor.The President’s other engagements today will include an address at the Houses of Parliament in Westminister.From Windsor Castle – Fergal O’Brien reports.Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/fergl3pmVISIT.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published center_img Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week News LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Previous articleGardai appeal for witnesses to Sligo Town assaultNext articleVictory for campaigners as Health Minister green lights specialist nurse for children with diabetes News Highland Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also President Higgins begins 4 day state visit to the UKlast_img read more

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Council publishes draft plans for Muckish Railway Walk

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articlePSNI investigate ‘hate crime’ at Derry bonfireNext articleDeclan Devine feels there’s not much between Derry and Rovers News Highland Twitter Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+center_img Pinterest By News Highland – August 16, 2019 Facebook Donegal County Council has announced plans to upgrade the existing Muckish Railway walk as part of Phase 1 of the proposed Burtonport to Letterkenny Greenway.The plans are currently out for public consultation with the public urged to have their say.As part of the first phase of the Burtonport to Letterkenny Greenway project Donegal County Council has put plans to extend the existing Muckish Railway Walk out to public consultation.The local authority is proposing to upgrade approximately 7km of the route through the townlands of Carrownamaddy, Kildarragh, Ray, Moyra Glebe and Dunmore.The proposed development incorporates site and vegetation clearance, the provision of a sealed surface with a 3×2 path, car parking facilities at Carrownamaddy, the provision of traffic calming and safety measures at road crossings, agricultural crossings, boundary fencing, walls and railings, culverts and drains.The provision of ducting, way marking and directional signage will also be included as well as trail furniture such as seating and cycle stands along with landscaping and all ancillary development and associated accommodation works.Plans are available to view at County House Lifford and Dungloe Public Services Centre.The closing date for submissions is 4:30pm on Monday September 16th.The plans can be viewed HERE Council publishes draft plans for Muckish Railway Walk News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

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Tim Daly & More Set for The Ruins of Civilization

first_img View Comments The Ruins of Civilization Show Closed This production ended its run on June 5, 2016 Tim Daly(Photo: Bruce Glikas)center_img Related Shows Tim Daly and more have been tapped for Penelope Skinner’s The Ruins of Civilization. Directed by Leah C. Gardiner, tickets are now available for the world premiere, which will play a limited engagement off-Broadway May 4 through June 5. Opening night is set for May 18 at Manhattan Theatre Club’s New York City Center—Stage II.Joining Daly (Madam Secretary) as Silver will be Orlagh Cassidy (The Field) as Joy, Rachael Holmes (Ruined) as Dolores and Roxanna Hope (Frost/Nixon) as Maria.From the playwright behind The Village Bike, sometime in the future, Dolores and Silver are living their married life within the constraints and norms of a new world order. In an act of what seems like pure generosity, Dolores secretly opens their home to a stranger in need; but will she come to regret it? Can her actions have an impact or is it just too late?The production will feature scenic design by Neil Patel, costume design by Jessica Pabst, lighting design by Philip S. Rosenberg and original music and sound design by John Gromada.last_img read more

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Cricket News Dhoni pulls out of West Indies tour, takes two-month break amid retirement speculation

first_imgNew Delhi: Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Saturday made himself “unavailable” for the tour of West Indies but ruled out immediate retirement a day before the selectors meet in Mumbai to pick the squads for the upcoming away series. Amid mounting speculation around his international retirement after India’s semi-final exit from the recent World Cup, Dhoni has told the BCCI that he will take a two-month sabbatical from the game to serve his paramilitary regiment.Dhoni is an Honorary Lieutenant Colonel in the Parachute Regiment of the Territorial Army,“We would like to clarify three things. MS Dhoni is not retiring from cricket right now. He is taking a two month sabbatical to serve his paramilitary regiment which he had committed much earlier. We have now intimated his decision to skipper Virat Kohli and chairman of selectors MSK Prasad,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on Saturday.The 38-year-old Dhoni’s refusal to take retirement now leaves the ball in the court of the selectors, who were expected to drop him from the squad for the West Indies. India will play three T20 Internationals, as many ODIs and two Tests in the tour starting August 3.It is believed that the selection committee chaired by MSK Prasad wants to move forward with an eye on future but they would also like to get a sense of where the Indian captain stands on this issue.“The selection committee has always been clear on one issue. They have no right to tell anyone irrespective of their stature as to when they should call it quits but when it comes to team selection, it remains their domain,” a senior BCCI official said.With Dhoni pulling out of the tour, Rishabh Pant is expected to be first wicketkeeper in all three formats while Wriddhiman Saha will be Pant’s understudy in the Tests.From now, the focus will be more on T20 cricket keeping the World T20 in mind, which is scheduled to be held in Australia next year.India will be playing a lot of bilateral three-match T20 series in run-up to the global meet and with Dhoni expected to play one more season of IPL with Chennai Super Kings, things are a bit tricky at the moment.There are a few questions that the selectors need to answer.Whether they see Dhoni playing till World T20? If the answer is yes, are they willing to give him 15 to 18 T20s during the phase as a keeper-batsman?If that answer is also yes, it would boil down to whether skipper Virat Kohli sees him as a batsman in T20s where keeping isn’t the primary skill required.With Dhoni’s ever-declining hitting abilities, can he come in at Nos 6 or 7 where he might, at best, get 6 to 8 balls in most games and even less in some?If that answer is also yes, the next question that would crop up is if he can hit the likes of Jofra Archer, Jason Behrendorff or Mohammed Amir straightaway in the slog overs.There is a case about Dhoni’s stellar success in death overs at the IPL. He always gets one weak Indian bowler—say a Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel or Dhawal Kulkarni or Sandeep Sharma from whom he scores those 15 to 20-run overs.But would that be possible against a Lockie Ferguson or a Pat Cummins?The current selection committee’s term ends in October when the BCCI elections are scheduled and they would like to put a transition phase in place in consonance with what the captain and the coach want.However, once the board members take over after the elections and if Dhoni decides to stick with his decision of not retiring, there could be some twists and turns in the coming months.Till then, all roads lead to the BCCI headquarters on Sunday where Prasad will address the most defining press conference of his eventful tenure. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Syracuse tennis NCAA tournament opponent preview: What to know about Wisconsin

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Dina Hegab sat in her class on Monday night and kept refreshing her phone. She tried to be courteous to the others presenting but was anxious to find out Syracuse’s NCAA Tournament seed and opponent. At 6:48 p.m., as “Syracuse” appeared underneath Wisconsin on the selection show board, Hegab’s questions were answered.After falling to then-No. 1 North Carolina in the ACC tournament quarterfinals, the Orange earned the two-seed in Stanford’s region. No. 31 Syracuse (13-12, 5-9 Atlantic Coast) will face No. 35 Wisconsin (18-5, 9-2 Big 10) in a first-round match Saturday at 12 p.m.Here’s what to know before Saturday’s matchup.Last time they played: This is the first-ever meeting between the Badgers and SU. Earlier in the season, the Orange knocked off then-No. 9 Michigan 4-2 and lost to then-No. 16 Ohio State 5-2 in their first two matchups against Big Ten opponents this season.The Wisconsin Report: The Badgers enter Saturday’s match winners of five of their last seven matches. Wisconsin lost to No. 30 Illinois 4-0 in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament last Saturday but still earned its first bid to the NCAA Tournament since 2005. No. 88 Sara Castellano held the top singles slot for all 23 matches this season and enters with a 14-7 record, highest of her career. The redshirt senior transferred from Kansas State after two seasons and played at second singles last season before jumping to the top spot.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWisconsin and Syracuse had two opponents in common this year: OSU and Purdue. The Badgers lost to the Buckeyes 6-1 and defeated the Boilermakers 5-2; the Orange also defeated the Boilermakers, 4-3, to clinch a spot in the ITA National Indoor Team Championship.How Syracuse Beats Wisconsin: It starts with the doubles point. All season, SU head coach Younes Limam has stressed the importance of that first point, one that Syracuse has won only nine times. In matches it wins the doubles point this season, SU is undefeated. In the ACC tournament, Limam split up his second and third pairs, despite Sonya Treshcheva and Sofya Golubovskaya’s then-No. 84 ranking, but still lost the point in both matches. Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez, SU’s top pairing, peaked at No. 8 in the ITA doubles rankings last season and became the first All-American doubles pairing in program history, but are just 13-10 this season with a high ranking of No. 55. At one point during ACC play, the duo lost five consecutive matches. By taking the doubles point, it relives the pressure to produce four singles victories, something the Orange have done only four times since conference play started on Feb. 22.Stat to Know: 5 — The number of Wisconsin players who have tallied more than 14 wins in singles, compared to three from SU. After Syracuse’s first match against Brown on Jan. 19, and after many others that followed, Limam praised the Orange’s depth. He said that SU is capable of picking up points at any singles slot. However, in the ACC tournament, the Orange went just 2-6 at its bottom-four singles slots.Player to Watch: Ava MarkhamThe holder of Wisconsin’s best singles record this season isn’t Castellano, it’s Markham’s 19-4 mark at fourth and fifth singles — primarily fourth — that holds the top spot. Markham, a freshman from Demarest, New Jersey was a five-star recruit and ranked No. 43 in her class, according to tennisrecruiting.net. For 17 of Syracuse’s 25 matches, that fourth spot has been held by Guzal Yusupova, a junior transfer from Washington State, and her 8-9 record. All together, that fourth singles slot is 10-14 for the season, one that will likely need a win on Saturday for the Orange to advance past the first round. Commentscenter_img Published on May 2, 2019 at 6:54 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @CraneAndrewlast_img read more

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