Hogan leaving back door open for new regulations – Canning

first_img Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme By News Highland – November 14, 2011 Facebook HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Google+ PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Google+ Twittercenter_img Pinterest Previous articlePresident Michael D Higgins in Derry for first official NI engagementNext articleSFA says companies are losing out on contract procurement News Highland A Donegal Councillor is expressing concern at the wording of new legislation concerning septic tanks. Fianna Fail Cllr Paul Canning says Environment Minister Phil Hogan has inserted a clause into the Water Services (Amendment) Bill 2011, which will allow him introduce more regulations in the future without having to go through the Dail.He says this is a device which has been used by Mr Hogan in the past.Cllr Canning says a special meeting of Donegal County Council tomorrow will consider possible problems in the planning system because of new regulations introduced by the minister in this way, and he fears the septic tank legislation may hold a sting in the tail………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/pcann.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE Hogan leaving back door open for new regulations – Canning Newsx Adverts Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApplast_img read more

Pirates Take Care Of Business Against Bulldogs In Volleyball

first_imgBatesville showed up to play, but Greensburg came to play! Dogs lose to Pirates at all levels.Varsity: GB 25-23, 25-21, 25-20Batesville vs. Greensburg Varsity VB (10-6)JV: GB 25-14, 25-23Batesville vs. Greensburg JV VB (10-6)Home match tomorrow against South Dearborn with a 5 PM JV and Freshman start.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.last_img

Lakers’ Julius Randle, Byron Scott at odds over role, criticisms

first_img“It’s about ball movement,” Randle said. “It’s not about shot attempts and getting points. It’s about getting wins.”That might explain why Randle’s role won’t changeHe has averaged 11.5 points on 40 percent shooting and 9.9 rebounds through 24.5 minutes as a reserve, while averaging 11.7 points on 43.3 percent shooting and 9.2 rebounds in 28.4 minutes as a starter. But Scott has resisted making lineup changes because of the Lakers’ recent three-game winning streak. Meanwhile, Scott has gushed about Nance Jr.’s consistency with his mid-range shooting and defense.Yet, Scott has suggested in recent days he may start Randle at power forward and slide Nance Jr. at small forward, something Nance Jr. said he would “love.”“I want him to be an All-Star,” Nance Jr. said of Randle. “I want everybody on this team to be the best they can be. So if I come out and he has a double double, awesome. If he comes out and I have a double double, awesome. Either way, I’m just trying to win. If he gives us the best chance to win, play him. If I give us the best chance to win, play me.”Nance Jr. spoke with enthusiasm as he said those words. Randle spoke with muted tones amid losing a starting role he said is “not my decision.”“You can’t get frustrated all the time and can’t be happy all the time,” Randle said. “The biggest thing is you control your effort and how hard you play.” Yet that explains why Scott pulled Randle in the first place, providing the framework of a testy relationship in 2016 between the Lakers coach and one of the team’s top young prospects. Scott emphasized he had also addressed the Lakers’ entire reserve unit. But Scott offered a new message to Randle, who has spent the last month as a reserve. “He’s got to grow up.” Scott said of the Lakers’ seventh pick of the 2014 NBA Draft. “The main thing I don’t like is when you take him out of games, how he reacts sometimes.”Scott described Randle’s attitude in Monday’s practice as “okay.” Scott then stressed Randle has “another chance” when the Lakers (8-27) host the Golden State Warriors (31-2) on Tuesday at Staples Center. “Basketball is an emotional sport,” Randle said. “I’m going to feel some type of way about it.”On Sunday, Randle yelled at reserve guard Marcelo Huertas to pass him the ball. But Randle downplayed any frustration with having only four shot attempts. The stoic expression on Julius Randle’s face told lots of the story. So did his honesty surrounding his frustration with playing time during a double-digit win over Phoenix on Sunday at Staples Center.“I played 15 minutes” said Randle, who didn’t speak to reporters after Sunday’s game but was made available after Monday’s practice. “I was frustrated when I went out on the court. Simple.”With the Lakers’ reserves coughing up a 38-point lead in the fourth quarter against Phoenix, Lakers coach Byron Scott phased his starters back in the game. When Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. entered the game with 4:43 remaining, Randle looked irritated as he went to the bench. Afterward, Scott said he told Randle in front of the team to “guard your man” after also overshadowing his 12 rebounds and three assists with two points on 0-of-4 shooting in 15 minutes.“I don’t think there was defense on the court at all in the fourth quarter,” Randle said. “He singled me out, but I think it was a team thing.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

South Africans hope Rugby World Cup win will unite nation

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp South Africa’s flanker Siya Kolisi (C) lifts the Webb Ellis Cup as they celebrate winning the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup final match between England and South Africa at the International Stadium Yokohama in Yokohama on November 2, 2019.Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South Africans white and black celebrated wildly on Saturday and expressed hopes that the Springboks’ Rugby World Cup win, inspired by black captain Siya Kolisi, would bring the nation together.The significance of Kolisi lifting the trophy after a 32-12 victory over England in Yokohama resonated across South Africa.During the years of apartheid, rugby was clearly identified as the sport of the country’s white minority.When Kolisi was made South Africa’s first black Test captain last year, it felt as if a barrier had been broken down — and in Yokohama on Saturday his achievement, and the team’s gradual racial transformation, was there for the world and millions of South Africans back home to see.“Knowing where we come from as a country and to see Kolisi lift the trophy is absolutely monumental. It is really an incredible moment. Tears come to my eyes,” said Tshenolo Molatedi, a 26-year-old who watched the match at a Johannesburg sports club.Joseph Mitchell, 50, a black actor, said the victory would have enormous significance.“We are now 25 years into democracy and for the last 25 years whites have dominated rugby and everything! It’s about time that people of colour can come forward to prove to the world that we are capable and probably better.”The apartheid-era legacy meant that whites dominated the Springboks’ previous two World Cup-winning teams, despite only representing 10 percent of the South African population.Only one black player, Chester Williams, was in the victorious 1995 team and two, JP Pietersen and Bryan Habana, were part of the Springboks team that triumphed again 12 years later.On Saturday, black wingers Makazole Mapimpi and Cheslin Kolbe scored the two late tries that put the final beyond the reach of England, who were pre-match favourites.“If you give black people a chance they can deliver and today’s win is a proof of that,” said Tsakane Mabunda, 45.Seeing Kolisi hold the Webb Ellis trophy aloft brought back memories of the 1995 win when South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela, presented the trophy to the team’s white captain, Francois Pienaar.“Our father, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, is smiling from the heavens today. Halala Siya Kolisi, treasure of the nation!” another of the heroes of the fight against racial segregation, Desmond Tutu, said in a congratulatory message to the team. – ‘Rainbow Nation’ –A quarter of a century after the fall of apartheid, South Africa is still riven by racial tensions and deep economic inequality between whites and blacks remains.But Tom Hammonds, 34, a white teacher, said the Rugby World Cup had united the country.“We feel we are the Rainbow Nation. We have had a lot of problems in this country but sports always bring us together,” he said.The ruling ANC also drew on Mandela’s legacy to express its hope that the World Cup win would bring lasting dividends.“Sport is one of the biggest catalysts of social cohesion and nation building, bringing together all South Africa’s people,” it said in a statement addressed to the team.“Thank you for reigniting the Madiba magic – and making our Rainbow nation come alive.”In Cape Town, the crowd watching the match on big screens erupted in joy at the final whistle.“Look around, we have black, white, coloured … we are all united here today,” said Justin Johnson, a 35-year-old IT worker.“The Springboks have done more for South Africa than any political party.“I feel like in 1995 and even 2007 the Springbok emblem was still synonymous with the old regime and caused a lot of division. But today I think we have come full circle.last_img read more