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Former SUU Football Star Promoted To Raiders’ Active Roster

first_img Brad James October 30, 2018 /Sports News – Local Former SUU Football Star Promoted To Raiders’ Active Roster FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOAKLAND, Calif.-Per the official Twitter account of the Oakland Raiders, former Southern Utah star linebacker James Cowser has been promoted to the team’s active roster ahead of Thursday’s game at San Francisco Tuesday afternoon.Cowser, who was the 2015 FCS defensive player of the year while starring for the Thunderbirds, is also the all-time FCS record-holder for career sacks (59) and tackles for a loss (80).As an undrafted free agent, Cowser signed with the Raiders in 2016 and was waived on September 1 of this year.The Raiders brought him back October 22 and had him on the practice squad until his Tuesday afternoon promotion.In 22 career games with the Raiders, he has one sack, one forced fumble, 27 tackles and 18 solo stops. Written by Tags: FCS Defensive Player of the Year/James Cowser/Oakland Raiders/practice squad/San Francisco/Southern Utahlast_img read more

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Propertymark slams new evictions rules as ‘moving the goal posts’

first_imgThe government has announced new modifications to its evictions policy including a ‘Christmas truce’ and a total ban within any existing or future local lockdowns, if they include a prohibition on gathering in homes.But these changes for England and Wales, where the ban is due to run out on September 21st, have been slammed by ARLA Propertymark as ‘moving the goal posts’ and ‘difficult for many agents and landlords to implement’.“Over the past few weeks the Government has drip-fed updates about evictions to the sector making it impossible for agents to respond and plan for the difficult months ahead,” it says.Propertymark also claims the new measures mean that the government “must now look at additional measures to provide direct finance to landlords and tenants to cover Covid related arrears and help boost confidence in the sector as we head into the winter”.“Whilst it looks like there will no further delays on the resumption of possession hearings, agents have profound concerns about investment in housing and this announcement offers no further support for the sector.”ExemptionsThe has also confirmed that – barring a U-turn – it does not intend to extend the blanket ban past September 21st. It has also set out exemptions to the new rules, which will allow evictions if a tenant has been involved in anti-social behaviour, domestic violence, certain crimes including fraud and extreme rent arrears.Ministers have also made an additional £40 million available within its Discretionary Housing Payments fund which councils use to support the most vulnerable tenants.“It’s right that we strike a balance between protecting vulnerable renters and ensuring landlords whose tenants have behaved in illegal or anti-social ways have access to justice,” says Housing secretary Robert Jenrick.“Our legislation means such cases will be subject to shorter notice periods and then prioritised through the judiciary’s new court processes.”evictions ban Robert Jenrick ARLA Propertymark September 11, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentRyck , Ryck Ryck 11th September 2020 at 2:07 pmSo you rent out your property which you bought with your hard earned money and now because your circumstances have changed you want to move into the property.But what the hell! you cannot get rid of the tenants by giving them the 2 months notice as written in the tenancy agreement (a legal document that should be enforceable by law). Or the tenants have overstayed their tenancy term and still you are unable to evict them.So great you have to suffer and probably suffer financially as well. It’s just not right.If I rent a hotel room for a week or month I have no right to overstay! So what’s the difference. The difference is that Tenancy Agreements as legal documents are worthless because the Government simply over rides them whenever they see fit.Way back the Government built Council houses to accommodate people but that has declined dramatically as they fall back and rely upon the private sector to fill the gap.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Propertymark slams new evictions rules as ‘moving the goal posts’ previous nextRegulation & LawPropertymark slams new evictions rules as ‘moving the goal posts’Trade association says new ‘Xmas truce’ and ban on evictions within local lock-downs will be difficult to implement for many letting agents.Nigel Lewis11th September 20201 Comment1,638 Viewslast_img read more

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ST Marine, Swedish Kockums Form JVC Fortis Marine Solutions

first_img View post tag: marine ST Marine, Swedish Kockums Form JVC Fortis Marine Solutions Industry news April 3, 2012 View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today ST Marine, Swedish Kockums Form JVC Fortis Marine Solutions View post tag: Swedish View post tag: form View post tag: Kockums View post tag: JVC View post tag: St. View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Fortis Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) today announced that its marine arm, Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine), has partnered with Swedish Kockums AB (Kockums) to form a joint venture company (JVC) called Fortis Marine Solutions Pte. Ltd. (Fortis Marine Solutions).ST Marine will hold 51% stake in Fortis Marine Solutions and Kockums the remaining 49% stake. ST Marine and Kockums will inject $510,000 and $490,000 respectively as equity into the new JVC. Consequent to its incorporation, Fortis Marine Solutions is now a subsidiary of ST Marine.ST Marine and Kockums have a long standing partnership managing several contracts for the Republic of Singapore Navy’s (RSN) submarines. The RSN’s Challenger and Archer classes of submarines were designed, constructed, tropicalised and delivered by Kockums; while ST Marine has been providing up to Depot level maintenance of the submarines. The JVC is formed with the primary objective of providing a higher level in-country capability in the refitting and life cycle support services for the submarine fleet of RSN.“Kockums is proud to have been supplying the RSN with advanced naval solutions, since 1995. Fortis Marine Solutions is an important widening of our activities in Singapore and a strong sign of our long-term commitment to provide the RSN with the best support throughout the life time of our products. We look forward to establish this in-country capability together with our qualified partner ST Marine.” ~ Ola ALFREDSSON, Chief Executive Officer, Kockums AB“We are confident that the design and systems engineering capability of Kockums, combined with ST Marine’s skilled workforce capability will result in maintenance regimes that ensure high availability, safety and readiness for RSN.” ~ NG Sing Chan, President, ST Marine[mappress]Naval Today Staff , April 03, 2012; Image: mindef View post tag: solutions Share this articlelast_img read more

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Pre-colonial Mexican manuscript co-discovered by Oxford scholars

first_imgUsing cutting-edge technology, researchers from the University of Oxford and the Netherlands have uncovered a Mexican codex which has been hidden beneath a layer of plaster and chalk since the 16th century. The codex was concealed on the back of a later manuscript known as the Codex Selden, which dates from around 1560, kept in the Bodleian Library.Codex Seden is one of less than 20 manuscripts made before the European conquest of the Americas still in existence. These scripts use codes of pictures and symbols in bright colors to recount the history of ancient cities, wars and genealogies of dynasties. According to Oxford University, this is the first time an early Mexican codex has been proven to be a palimpsest, or an older document which has been covered up and reused, obscuring the original.Ludo Snijders from Leiden University, who conducted the research with David Howell from the Bodleian Libraries said, “After four or five years of trying different techniques, we’ve been able to reveal an abundance of images without damaging this extremely vulnerable item. We can confirm that Codex Selden is indeed a palimpsest”.“What’s interesting is that the text we’ve found doesn’t match that of other early Mixtec manuscripts. The genealogy we see appears to be unique, which means it may prove invaluable for the interpretation of archaeological remains from southern Mexico.”Although archeology scholars had long expected Codex Selden is a palimpsest, until very recently no technique has managed to unveil the covered manuscript in a non-invasive way. The manuscript underwent invasive tests in the 1950s when a back page was scraped back, uncovering clues that an earlier codex could lie beneath. However, ancient Mexican scrolls used organic paints to create the vibrant manuscript images, and these paints do not absorb x-rays, which meant the widely used x-ray analysis was ineffective on this artefact.This time, scientists used ‘hyperspectral imaging’ to reveal the pictures that lay beneath, publishing their findings in the Journal of Archaeological Sciences. The hyperspectral imaging scanner was acquired two years ago when the Bodleian Libraries and Classics Faculty made a bid to the University’s Fell Fund.Oxford classicist Dr Charles Crowther says use of the new scanner will benefit numerous humanities departments across Oxford University, allowing them to analyse previously inaccessible artifacts. He said, “Hyperspectral Imaging (HsI) is certainly the most exciting development in this field in that time. Its application to manuscripts in Oxford collections, whether carbonised Herculaneum papyri, parchment Achaemenid letters, or erased marginalia in the First Folio, has the potential to resolve details that previously have been unattainable and to bring to light significant new texts.”The Bodlian Library is in possession of four other pre-colonial Mesoamerican codices: Codex Laud, Codex Bodley, Codex Mendoza and the Selden Roll, named after their former European owners.last_img read more

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Legal action looms as LGC directs Council to rescind appointment

first_imgRose Hall Town Clerk appointmentRose Hall Mayor, Vijay Kumar Ramoo, said he is prepared to take the Local Government Commission (LGC) to the courts over its directive to have the appointment of an acting Town Clerk rescinded, noting that the Commission failed to execute their mandate and the Council acted in accordance with their needs.At its March 21, 2018, Statutory Meeting, the Rose Hall Town Council took the decision to hire a temporary Town Clerk to fill the vacancy that existed since October 2017 but the Local Government Commission has since written to the Mayor two times directing that the appointment be rescinded since they acted outside of their mandate.The LGC, in a statement said it was approached by the Council seeking permission to hire a Town Clerk and in keeping with Section 19 of the Local Government Commission Act agreed to delegate the authority to recruit to the Council. However, the Commission requires that all Local Government Organs write informing the Commission of such vacancies before engaging in the recruitment procedure (advertising shortlisting and interviewing) and consequent recommendation for appointment by the LGC.The Rose Hall Council was also informed in a letter dated March 21 that the Local Government Organs shall ensure that an officer of the LGC is present during the shortlisting and interviewing process. The officer would be an observer of the procedure and would not offer any advice or suggestion unless so directed by the Local Government Commission.“The Rose Hall Town Council has clearly acted outside of its remit, and has been instructed by letter from the Commission to rescind the hiring of any person so appointed to fill the vacant position of Town Clerk of that municipality, and this vacancy will only be filled upon the consideration and written approval of the Commissioners of the Local Government Commission of Guyana as provided for by law,” the statement concluded.However, Mayor Ramoo is not conceding, noting that the Counicl acted out of necessity and he is ready to defend the Council’s decision in the court.“I intend to go to the court and ask if my action was deemed lawful or not in the absence of the Commission and I intend to appeal the decision of the Commission as well… I am advised legally that I did the right thing acting in conformity with the law. I am prepared to go legally and challenge them,” the Mayor said.Detailing the circumstances that led to the hiring of an acting Town Clerk, the Mayor explained that the position became vacant when Natasha Munroe resigned at the end of October 2017 and the Treasurer was acting but refused that responsibility after a while. He further related that they then advertised the position and received three candidates who were interviewed, and Edward Troy was the most suitable and they then forwarded the recommendation to the LGC on February 12.One month elapsed, the Council received no correspondence from the LGC, and Ramoo would have contacted the Commission’s Chairman, Mortimer Mingo a number of times to remind him of the absence of a Town Clerk. The Mayor said on March 21, 2018, prior to the appointment of the Acting Town Clerk, he contacted the LGC once more where he was told that they would have to wait for at least another month for the Secretariat to be set up and for the Commissioners to meet and decide a way forward.“On the 21st March we appointed the Town Clerk on the necessity of the town business to go on and we acted within our right to do so. We cannot allow the town to run without an administrator and we informed him (Mingo),” Ramoo said.He noted at this time he is in no position to rescind the appointment since the decision was taken by full Council and would have to be overturned by a two-thirds majority vote. He said he finds the move, by the LGC, suspicious since it is their fault the town was without a Town Clerk.last_img read more

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Reports – Newcastle close in on Chelsea target

first_imgNewcastle are closing in on the signing of Aleksandar Mitrovic, according to reports in Italy.Reports suggested the Anderlecht forward was on his way to Roma but it appears he has made a U-turn and will now travel to Tyneside to thrash out a deal.According to SportItalia, the Serbian is frustrated with Roma’s continued pursuit of Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko and has run out of patience with the Serie A.Chelsea had expressed an interest in Mitrovic but Newcastle are set to benefit from Roma’s hesitation and will stump up a fee of around £7.5m to secure the striker’s signature.Mitrovic enjoyed an impressive 2014/15 campaign for Anderlecht, scoring 23 goals in 44 appearances. 1 Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic last_img

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Donegal beach earns top 10 spot on TripAdvisor list

first_imgTripAdvisor has just named the top beaches in the world as voted for by millions of travellers, with one Donegal beach earning a place in the top 10 in Ireland.Narin Beach in Portnoo, southwest Donegal was placed at number nine on the list of Best Beaches in Ireland. A visit to the beach was listed as the number one thing to do in Narin-Partnoo.The 2km long sheltered cove beach on the Atlantic coast of Ireland is a hugely popular place for locals and tourists alike. The beach is also set within a designated natural heritage area and is a Blue Flag beach. One reviewer describes the hotspot as a “stunning stop on the Wild Atlantic Way” other reviewers have labelled the location as “paradise”.The TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice awards combine ratings from millions of explorers worldwide to form a picture of the world’s best destinations and residences.TripAdvisor’s top ten beaches in Ireland 2017Banna Strand – KerryInchydoney Beach – Clonakilty, CorkDerrynane Beach – Caherdaniel, KerryInch Beach – Inch, KerryStrandhill Beach – Strandhill, SligoCoumeenoole Beach – Dingle, KerryBarleycove Beach – Schull, CorkCurracloe Beach – Curracloe, WexfordNarin Beach – Portnoo, DonegalDog’s Bay Beach – Roundstone, GalwayDonegal beach earns top 10 spot on TripAdvisor list was last modified: February 24th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:narin beachPortnootourismTripAdvisorlast_img read more

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Rock, paper, scissors referee had done it before

first_img REVEALED 2 MONEY shining Mr McNamara has been contacted for a response.As football’s rule book requires a coin toss to decide kick-off, Mr McNamara received a 21 day ban from the Football Association for ‘not acting in the best interests of the game’ at the WSL fixture.The suspension prompted hundreds of referees to use rock, paper, scissors at grassroots matches in support of Mr McNamara, believing he had been punished for an innocent mistake. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED huge blow Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Despite the development, Martin Cassidy still describes the 21 day ban as ‘disproportionate’.He insists the grassroots action should prompt change.“Particularly in youth football, referees said rock, paper, scissors was a positive engagement with young players. We would love to see a change in the rules to say that in Under 12s matches, referees can use it during the kick off procedure.” REPLY McNamara took charge of the game last month REVEALED ADVICE Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 2 But talkSPORT has seen messages posted on a referees group chat, revealing he chose to use the game at the start of the televised match.Other sources have confirmed Mr McNamara has a history of using rock, paper, scissors.Martin Cassidy, the CEO of Ref Support UK, which has been assisting Mr McNamara since he was penalised, said: “Match officials around the world took a risk of being charged in order to support David. They will feel let down and a little bit embarrassed to discover that this has been possibly premeditated.” Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? no dice “The FA can confirm that referee David McNamara has been suspended for 21 days, starting from Monday 26 November, after accepting a charge of ‘not acting in the best interests of the game’.“This follows an incident in the FA WSL match between Manchester City and Reading on Friday 26 October when he failed to determine which team would kick off the match by the toss of a coin, as required by the Laws of the Game.” Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move FA statement on McNamara’s suspension Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars A referee who was banned for using rock, paper, scissors at the start of a Women’s Super League match had done it on multiple occasions before, talkSPORT has learned.Initially, it was suggested David McNamara had forgotten his coin and had to think on his feet in the centre circle before Manchester City vs Reading on 26 October. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions talkSPORT understands the FA is aware Mr McNamara‘s use of rock, paper, scissors on October 26 was not an isolated incident.His appeal is currently being considered at Wembley.Days after he received his suspension, a photo appeared on Facebook of the match official receiving a coin from the Royal Navy Football Association. Latest Football News BEST OF last_img read more

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ELECTIONS 2014: GOVT TO FEEL ANGER OF ELDERLY IN LOCAL ELECTIONS – McDAID

first_imgFianna Fáil local election candidate for Letterkenny James Pat McDaid meets with prominent Fianna Fáil Stalwart Retired Detective Garda James Madigan and his son, Paul Madigan.Fianna Fáil local election candidate for Letterkenny James Pat McDaid says the elderly people of Donegal have an opportunity to send a clear message to the Government of broken promises on May 23rd.Mr McDaid said the targeted attack on the elderly since the Government assumed office has severely affected their quality of life.“Many elderly people throughout Donegal have watched in horror as the Government cruelly introduced cut after cut that has resulted in many being forced into poverty. “What has caused even more anger is the cynical spin by the Government that elderly people didn’t suffer as much during the past number of budgets. If the Government parties bothered going out to meet elderly people, they would know just how much suffering there is.“Elderly people have been brutally betrayed by the Government in recent budget cuts, which Fianna Fáil have vehemently opposed. There is a fairer way to reach our budget targets by progressive taxation but the Government has ignored the alternative measures put forward by Fianna Fáil.”He added that prescription charges have been increased five-fold despite the Minster for Health promising to abolish them; the telephone allowance, which many people in rural areas of Donegal relied upon was abolished; over 1 million home care hours were cut; the Fuel Allowance was reduced from 32 weeks to 26 weeks and just last week the Carbon Tax was doubled.“How can Government representatives defend the litany of cuts? Even more cynical has been the continuing denial by the Government that Medical Cards have been targeted over the last 18 months. The Taoiseach repeatedly denied when questioned by Fianna Fáil that there was a policy change to cut the amount of discretionary medical cards. “Eventually the Taoiseach and the Government were shamed into admitting that discretionary Medical Cards have been targeted.“The treatment of elderly people by this Government has been appalling. The local elections on May 23rd will present elderly people with an opportunity to have their say on the sustained cuts they have been subject to.” ELECTIONS 2014: GOVT TO FEEL ANGER OF ELDERLY IN LOCAL ELECTIONS – McDAID was last modified: May 13th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalelderlyElectionsJams Pat McDaidlast_img read more

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JOBS: POPULAR RESTAURANT SEEKING NEW STAFF

first_imgKelly’s Restaurant at Mountain Top in Letterkenny is now seeking applicants for our very popular Diner.Applicants must be willing to work in a high pressured environment, be a fast mover, be flexible and willing to work evenings & weekends!Various positions available including Kitchen Porters, Cooks & Service Team Members. Applications will ONLY be accepted via post or personally with a current c.v to The Manager, Kellys Diner, Mountain Top, Letterkenny. JOBS: POPULAR RESTAURANT SEEKING NEW STAFF was last modified: July 19th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:KellysMountain Toplast_img read more

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