Diamond defends BarCap against ‘casino’ allegations

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Hurdle for Barclays’ hotel bid

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The Avenue on Portage / 5468796 Architecture

first_img Photographs Architects: 5468796 Architecture Year Completion year of this architecture project 2012 CopyApartments, Commercial Architecture•Winnipeg, Canada Projects The Avenue on Portage / 5468796 Architecture Save this picture!© James Brittain+ 21 Share “COPY” CopyAbout this office5468796 ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsCommercial ArchitectureWinnipegHousingCanadaPublished on May 21, 2013Cite: “The Avenue on Portage / 5468796 Architecture” 21 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ EffectPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceBricksEndicottBrick Facade at the Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural CenterBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenRailing / BalustradesSolarluxBalcony Glazing – SL 60eUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Products in Palazzo VolpiChairshorgenglarusUpholstered Chair – diva 5-154Wall / Ceiling LightsHE WilliamsLED Downlight – 4DR RoundMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Canada The Avenue on Portage / 5468796 ArchitectureSave this projectSaveThe Avenue on Portage / 5468796 Architecturecenter_img “COPY” Apartments ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/374227/the-avenue-on-portage-5468796-architecture Clipboard 2012 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/374227/the-avenue-on-portage-5468796-architecture Clipboard photographs:  James BrittainPhotographs:  James Brittain Save this picture!© James BrittainRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingSkylightsFAKROWooden pivot roof windows FYP-V proSkyLightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGText description provided by the architects. The Avenue on Portage revives two historic commercial buildings from the turn of the century located one block west of Winnipeg’s most famous corner, Portage and Main. Once major retail destinations in the city, the Avenue and Hample Buildings experienced a slow decline, becoming blights to the street and downtown. In 2010 our client purchased the site to develop the derelict properties into 75 rental apartments and 22,500 square feet of commercial space.Save this picture!© James BrittainA series of formally simple moves dramatically transform the original façades, shifting public perception of the buildings from eyesores to a unified urban landmark. Hovering above the sidewalk, steel balconies cantilever from existing window openings and provide outdoor access for apartment dwellers. Clad in mirror-finish aluminum, the balconies become camouflaged against their surroundings, reflecting at turns the sky, the façade and the street below.Save this picture!© James BrittainWhile the balconies push residents out beyond the façade, the main floor pulls pedestrians in, softening the boundary between the public streetscape and the private interiors. Inside, apartments sized between 430 and 1020 s.f. fill the upper four floors of the Avenue, as well as a new, three-storey addition to the Hample. In order to address the deep building footprint and provide windows for interior units, two existing light wells are carried down through all residential floors, while a third is extended into the new addition.Save this picture!© James BrittainThe main floor is occupied by Manitoba Start, a non-profit organization that provides services for new immigrants in Winnipeg. At street level a wall of glass folds back into the building to create a deep, V-shaped entrance that broadens the width of the sidewalk. Overhead, a faceted, mirror-finish canopy angles outward 13 feet from the face of the Hample before returning to meet the edge of the Avenue, unifying the two façades. Together, these elements draw the city into the building’s expression, making it an active participant in the life of the street.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessIn Residence: Claudio SilvestrinArticlesVenice Biennale 2014: British Council Calls for ProposalsArticlesProject locationAddress:Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ArchDaily Year:  Year: last_img read more

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6 corporate charity partnerships in February 2015

first_img Here are the latest corporate charity campaigns, partnerships, charity of the year announcements, and campaign results for February 2015.1. Storage King and Rays of SunshineStorage King staff dress in yellow to support Rays of SunshineStorage King has chosen Rays of Sunshine as its official charity for 2015. To mark the partnerships all staff at Storage King dressed up in “something” yellow for the day on 30 January.Storage King has pledged to donate £1 for every new customer moving into Storage during 2015. So when customers move in for the first month at £1 this will be given directly to Rays of Sunshine. In addition to this each store and the Head Office have pledged a fundraising target of £500 each to achieve in the year.Storage King will also be holding two events in the stores at Easter and at Halloween to help boost donations.2. RPC and St Mungo’s BroadwayStaff from law firm RPC will be supporting homeless people to rebuild their lives by offering pro bono business and legal advice, and fundraising for St Mungo’s Broadway as their Charity of the Year 2015.The company aims to raise £25,000 for the charity.Jonathan Watmough, RPC Managing Partner said: Advertisement Howard Lake | 23 February 2015 | News “We chose St Mungo’s Broadway to be our charity of the year after a rigorous internal consultation programme. We wanted to find a partner that allowed us to contribute in more ways than simply needed to be sure that it was a charity that excited our people”.3. Arena Racing Company and Leukaemia CARERacing at ARC WorcesterArena Racing Company is supporting blood cancer charity Leukaemia CARE for a number of charity race days this year.The charity already hosts a number of fundraising events, but this year this will include three race days at the ARC racecourses at Worcester, Bath and Wolverhampton.On each of the race days, Leukaemia CARE will be the sponsor of a number of races and there will be range of hospitality and entertainment activities to raise funds for the charity.4. Rank Group and Carers TrustRank Group employees have raised £500,000 for Carers Trust, the UK’s largest charity for carers.The partnership began in February 2014, and involved employees at Mecca and Grosvenor Casinos taking part in fundraising events ranging from 24/7 challenges to ‘Wear Your Onesie’ to work day. Many of them also volunteers to support local Carers Trust Network Partners.5. Applied Driving Techniques and The Rainbow CentreFareham-based Applied Driving Techniques (ADT) has selected The Rainbow Centre to be its charity of the year for 2015. The fleet compliance and risk management solutions provider will promote awareness of the charity and aims to raise more than £3,000 to fund activities for children that attend the Centre.Five employees have already volunteered to complete The Great South Run in October. Also, Andy Phillips, Director of ADT, is planning to run three marathons this year.The initial target is to fund a family-day for the 50 children who attend the Centre, ranging from one year olds to teenagers.6. Smailes Goldie and Yorkshire Cancer ResearchStaff at Hull-based chartered accountant firm Smailes Goldie raised £2,875 for Yorkshire Cancer Research when they took on an 18 mile walk from Levisham to Goathland at the end of 2014.The walk by 33 staff and family across the Yorkshire Moors had an original target of raising £1,000 for the cancer charity.  69 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 6 corporate charity partnerships in February 2015center_img Tagged with: charity of the year corporate Events Volunteering About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more

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Website editor facing possible combined sentence of 82 years in prison

first_imgNews October 1, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Website editor facing possible combined sentence of 82 years in prison News Receive email alerts to go further Reporters Without Borders is very disturbed by the unprecedented harassment of Chiranuch Premchaipoen, the editor of the Prachatai news website. Detained at Bangkok airport on 24 September, on her return from an international conference (http://en.rsf.org/thailand-news-website-editor-arrested-on-24-09-2010,38440.html), she has been told she was arrested on a warrant issued in the northeastern city of Khon Kaen in September 2009 in response to an April 2008 complaint about comments posted on the website.If prosecuted on all the charges currently registered in connection with the complaint, she could be facing up to 32 years in prison. At the same time, she is facing a possible 50-year sentence in a connection with an earlier, very similar, case.Chiranuch Premchaipoen was released on the night of 24 September after paying 200,000 bahts (4,800 euros) in bail but she must now report every month to the police in Khon Kaen, 400 km from her Bangkok home. Her next appointment with the Khon Kaen police has been set for 24 October.“The way the Thai authorities are behaving towards Chiranuch is unacceptable,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The judicial system will be completely discredited if all the charges against her are not dropped. She is being treated like a criminal although she is regarded internationally as an expert in online journalism. Why was she arrested now on a complaint that is more than two years old?”The press freedom organisation added: “If you add up the maximum sentences applicable to all the various charges pending against her in these two cases, you get the absurd figure of 82 years in prison. This is worthy of a country like Burma. It shows that the degree of determination to persecute Chiranuch and the flaws of Thailand’s lèse-majesté laws.”Chiranuch’s latest arrest was in response to a complaint filed on 28 April 2008 by Khon Kaen resident Syunimit Chirasuk about comments posted on Prachatai about its interview with Chotisak Onsoong, a person who was charged with lèse-majesté for refusing to stand when the national anthem was played in a cinema.As the site’s editor, Chiranuch is charged with “defaming, insulting or threatening the king and royal family” (article 112 of the criminal code), “public statements inciting unrest (article 116) and “supporting or being responsible for crimes linked to the use of computers” (articles 14 and 15 of the Computer Crime Act).Chiranuch was arrested on her return from a conference entitled “Internet at Liberty 2010” which Google and the Central European University organised in Budapest from 20 to 22 September. Hundreds of bloggers of more than 70 nationalities took part. She was briefly detained by immigration officials at Bangkok airport as she was about to leave for the conference.The news that she was arrested again on her return triggered a wave of international condemnation by bloggers, journalists, NGOs and diplomats that was relayed on social networks including Facebook and Twitter (#freejiew). Chiranuch said she thought this wave of support was responsible for her release later the same day.Chiranuch was previously arrested under the Computer Crimes Act and lèse majesté laws on 31 March, when she was released within a few hours on 300,000 bahts (7,000 euros) in bail. In this earlier case, she is facing up to 50 years in prison for failing to remove around 10 comments from the site with sufficient speed. Posted by visitors in 2008 and quickly removed by Chiranuch after she was alerted, the comments were deemed to have insulted the monarchy.Thailand was listed as one of the “Countries under Surveillance” in the report on “Enemies of the Internet that Reporters Without Borders released on 11 March.To help Chiranuch cover her bail payment, you can make a donation at http://digitaldemocracy.chipin.com/free-jiew. Organisation Help by sharing this information Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom News RSF_en center_img May 12, 2021 Find out more Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years News ThailandAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Thailand ThailandAsia – Pacific August 21, 2020 Find out more June 12, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Growing Families Presents “Teaching Kids About Money”

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Growing Families invites you to join them on Sunday, February 9, at 9:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall at the La Canada Presbyterian Church, for a presentation by teacher and author Patricia Garfield who will share her experience of working with parents and children to increase financial literacy. Learn about ideas for conversations and hands-on activities to make the process meaningful and fun for both parents and children. Topics will include banking fundamentals, budgeting, career planning and charitable giving.Patricia Garfield has 15 years of corporate business experience and has been teaching personal finance, economics and other business-related courses to teenagers for 12 years. Garfield co-authored Time Worth $pending: The Top 10 Talks to Have With Your Teenager About Money.In addition to her California State teaching credential, Garfield holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Colorado and an MBA from Pepperdine University. She lives in La Canada with her husband and two children, ages 17 & 21, and has been a member of LCPC since 1998.Growing Families is a monthly seminar type class at the La Canada Presbyterian Church for parents and grandparents led by a variety of people; some are experts in the field of child development, psychology, and education while others are parents who offer to others what has worked for their families. Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News More Cool Stuff 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News center_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment HerbeautyA Woman Being Deceptive About Her Age Is Nothing New!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Faith & Religion News Growing Families Presents “Teaching Kids About Money” From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, January 30, 2014 | 11:35 am First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img read more

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Huntington Builds Early 20th Century British Art Collection with Three New Paintings

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena top box 8 Huntington Builds Early 20th Century British Art Collection with Three New Paintings Also acquires 18th-century Italian sculpture for center of the Thornton Portrait Gallery From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 | 11:33 am Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  David Bomberg (1890-1957), The Slopes of Navao, Picos de Europa, 1935. Oil on canvas, 33 11/16 x 41 1/8 in. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens announced today it has acquired three early 20th-century British paintings associated with the legendary Bloomsbury Group and the influential Slade School of Art in London. The institution also has acquired an 18th-century Italian marble table-top sculpture. The marble, Two Hounds Attacking a Deer (ca. 1794) by Italian sculptor Francesco Antonio Franzoni, as well as one of the paintings, The Slopes of Navao, Picos de Europa (1935) by David Bomberg, were purchased by the Huntington’s Art Collectors’ Council at its 22nd annual gala held last month. The two other British paintings were acquired separately: a portrait of artist Dora Carrington (1912) by Mark Gertler, and a still life, Vase with Flowers and Lemon, (1913) by Duncan Grant.The paintings complement The Huntington’s collections of Bloomsbury Group papers, which include letters from Grant and artist/designer Vanessa Bell, among others, and form critical links with the British art collection begun by Henry and Arabella Huntington a century ago.“I’m particularly delighted with these acquisitions,” said Kevin Salatino, Hannah and Russel Kully Director of the Art Collections at The Huntington. “While we hold a strong core collection of early 20th-century British works on paper, these are our first modern British paintings. Given that we have the representative collection of British art west of the Mississippi, we consider it part of our mission to expand our holdings in this direction—one that I’ve thought and talked about since I arrived here. And the sumptuous Franzoni marble perfectly complements its new home—the center of the Thornton Portrait Gallery—among our masterpieces of late 18th-century British portraiture.”David Bomberg (1890-1957) The Slopes of Navao, Picos de Europa, 1935Oil on canvas, 33 11/16 x 41 1/8 in.A dramatic view of a mountain pass worked with intense colors and broad, free brushstrokes, The Slopes of Navao is Bomberg’s response to the grandeur of the landscape of northern Spain, a subject that formed a major motif during the artist’s greatest period of creativity.“Bomberg was arguably the greatest British painter of his time,” said Melinda McCurdy, associate curator of British Art at The Huntington. “And Slopes of Navao counts among the strongest of this important series that he painted in the Asturias mountains. There, he responded to the setting with works of powerful intensity—vibrant landscapes created with strong, impulsive brushwork that capture the region’s monumentality as well as changing light effects of sunlit valleys and shrouded mountaintops.”Bomberg, like Gertler and Grant, was part of a remarkable generation of early 20th-century British artists. Considered artistically audacious by some, he was one of the leading figures in avant-garde circles in pre-World War I London and had loose associations with the Bloomsbury Group and the Vorticists. However, like a number of his contemporaries, his experiences of the war, during which he served on the Western Front, led him to question the aesthetics of the machine age—when mechanization was depicted in idealized terms. His later work, such as Slopes of Navao, evokes the tradition of British naturalism, combining an interest in capturing the experience of the natural world with the expressive style for which he became known.The Slopes of Navao focuses on the dynamic nature of landscape in the tradition of John Constable (1776–1837), whose paintings convey the feeling of changing light and weather conditions upon the English countryside. Constable’s work is represented at The Huntington with the monumental View on the River Stour near Dedham (1822), which hangs in the same room where the Bomberg has been temporarily installed. Bomberg’s exuberant color and virtuosic use of the brush also recall J.M.W. Turner, whose work is represented at The Huntington by two notable paintings in a nearby room.Mark Gertler (British, 1891-1939) Portrait of Dora Carrington, 1912Oil and tempera on canvas, 20 x 16 in.When Mark Gertler first spotted fellow Slade Art School student Dora Carrington in 1911, he was not particularly impressed. He commented, “I looked back, saw a long plait and turned-in toes; no good, I thought, and forgot all about it!” But his feelings for her transformed when she made a visit to his studio with a new, unconventional bob (and an antiestablishment approach to life to match), and he fell in love.In his portrait of Carrington, Gertler sets off her distinctive features against a bright blue background. The entire bottom half of the portrait is the barely modulated blue of her jersey. The image is both a strikingly modern concept—flat and stark—and an homage to the clean, serene portraits of the Italian Renaissance. The Huntington’s portraits of a man and woman (ca. 1490) by Domenico Ghirlandaio (1449–1494) are examples of the practice. Gertler also had recently become interested in painting in tempera, an egg-based medium widely used in early Renaissance Italy but abandoned with the advent of oil paints. Though begun in tempera, the Carrington portrait was finished in oils, a more forgiving medium. The switch may have been made from necessity: Gertler often admonished Carrington for not sitting still, and tempera requires that the painter be quick and certain of his strokes, as it dries very quickly.Portrait of Dora Carrington and the two other new paintings, along with several loans from private collections, will go on view in the Huntington Art Gallery in July, in an installation focused on British modernist paintings from the first half of the 20th century.Duncan Grant (British, 1885-1978) Vase with Flowers and Lemon, 1913Oil on canvas, 24 x 19 in.Duncan Grant, a key member of the Bloomsbury Group, is known for a style of bright colors and bold lines influenced by French post-Impressionism.“Vase with Flowers and Lemon is an ideal representative of Grant’s signature painting style and his interest in cubism,” said McCurdy. “When he made it, he had just seen Roger Fry’s groundbreaking exhibitions of modern art that featured the latest works by Cezanne, as well as the nascent Cubism of Picasso and Braque.”Grant painted two versions of this still life in 1913. Both are thought to have entered the collection of Lady Ottoline Morrell, the flamboyant socialite and benefactor of London’s most famous writers and artists. The Huntington’s version shows Grant’s initial exploration of the theme, seemingly painted over the outline of an earlier unrelated composition. The second version was reproduced in art critic Roger Fry’s 1924 book on Grant. The whereabouts of that version are unknown, making The Huntington’s the only available example of the boldly conceived composition.Also in 1913, along with Fry and Vanessa Bell, Grant cofounded the Omega Workshops, an avant-garde design enterprise that sought to remove what they considered the false divisions between the fine and decorative arts. The Huntington has a growing collection of British decorative arts of the period, and the new Grant painting now joins these examples in The Huntington’s collection.Francesco Antonio Franzoni (Italian, 1734-1818) Two Hounds Attacking a Deer, ca. 1794Marble, 18 x 31 x 21 inOne of the most sought-after sculptors in late 18th-century Rome, Francesco Antonio Franzoni is best known for restoring antique sculptures in the Vatican museum, as well as for original decorative and sculptural works, including the clock for the façade of Saint Peter’s Basilica.“Franzoni combined his work as a restorer with that of a fine artist,” said Catherine Hess, chief curator of European art at The Huntington. “He sometimes transformed and completed ancient classical fragments to the point of creating new works. His genius was in rendering a classical work so that it would appeal to the eye of the 18th-century collector. The final result is often extremely inventive, while conforming to the neoclassical style then prevailing in Rome.”The powerful and expertly conceived Two Hounds Attacking a Deer portrays a deer pulled to the ground by two hounds—possibly referring to the mythological scene of Actaeon being attacked by his own hunting dogs—arranged on a monolithic base of rare colored stone. The work is a second version of one of the most prominent sculptures in the Museo Pio Clementino (the Vatican’s oldest public museum) that Franzoni made to satisfy an avid art market created by the many Grand Tourists visiting Rome.“We have long wanted to display a work of art in the center of the Thornton Portrait Gallery to complement and animate the room. With this sculpture, the Art Collectors’ Council has given The Huntington a work of appropriate quality and scale that will resonate with 18th-century British aristocratic culture represented by the Grand Manner portraits displayed there. This remarkable, engaging, and rare marble is absolutely perfect.”About The HuntingtonThe Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution serving scholars and the general public. More information about The Huntington can be found at huntington.orgVisitor InformationThe Huntington is located at 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, 12 miles from downtown Los Angeles. It is open to the public Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from noon to 4:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Sunday, and Monday holidays from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day) are 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed Tuesdays and major holidays. Information: (626) 405-2100 or huntington.org. 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Donegal Relay for Life raises just over €321,000

first_img It’s been confirmed that this year’s Donegal Relay for Life raised just over 321,000 euro, cementing its status as the biggest relay event outside the US.The figure was confirmed at a presentation ceremony in Letterkenny last night.Relay Chairperson Robert O’Connor says the success of this year’s event vindicates the decision to concentrate on funding and promoting cancer research……….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/roboc830.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ News 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Twitter Donegal Relay for Life raises just over €321,000 Twitter Google+center_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – August 22, 2013 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Previous articleTyrone woman refused bail in PeruNext articleSeminar on alleged collusion to be held in Letterkenny today News Highland Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Roadworks to begin tomorrow between Stranorlar and Killygordon

first_img Twitter Pinterest Google+ Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – January 5, 2020 Roadworks to begin tomorrow between Stranorlar and Killygordon Major roadworks will be in place between Stranorlar and Killygordon from tomorrow Monday 6th January.Motorists are being asked to allow extra time for their journeys on the N15 between Stranorlar and Killygordon.Donegal County Council is implementing a special traffic management plan with use of traffic lights to regulate traffic near the Stranorlar ESB substation towards Killygordon.This is to facilitate ESB works. The works are expected to last until late March.Traffic management will be in place from 8.00 am to 5:30 pm Monday to Friday daily for the duration of the works. Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleTyrone defeat Cavan in their McKenna Cup openerNext articleGardai renew appeals following tragic road accidents over Christmas News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

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Two males wanted in connection with early morning burglary

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Two males wanted in connection with early morning burglary WhatsApp Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest By News Highland – January 5, 2021 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img Twitter Facebook An investigation is underway into a burglary that happened at a café in the Forte Lynn Retail Park, Letterkenny in the early hours of yesterday morning.Two males are wanted in connection with incident which happened at 3.05am yesterday morning.CCTV has been viewed and a male youth is to be seen entering the premises.He was wearing dark bottoms, a grey jacket, black Nike air max trainers and a black mask. The front door was kicked in until the glass shattered.A second male youth waited outside the premises.He was wearing all black clothing. The males left with the drawer of the cash register that contained a small sum of cash.Gardai are appealing to anyone who may have been in the area around that time and who may have had a dash cam or who may have observed these two males in the area to contact them in Letterkenny. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleInvestigation continuing into burglary at former ‘Grill nightclub’Next articleCar set alight in Carndonagh News Highland Google+last_img read more

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