A 13-year-old girl from Bulgaria, Mariella Yancova Valeva, who had been missing since March 15, has been found and is well, police said on Wednesday.The girl was found on Wednesday morning in Aglandjia, Nicosia.You May LikeTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoFigLeaf Beta AppFigLeaf brings You 3 Easy Steps to Privacy on Your Terms…FigLeaf Beta AppUndoAll Pro SaverCalifornia: This Is What All Homeowners Need To Know In 2019All Pro SaverUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
Nicosia’s lawyers are considering protest measures to complain about delays in restoring the old supreme court building in the hope they will prod the government into speeding up the renovation project.Lawyers have also strongly criticised the Nicosia Bar Association for tolerating the long delays to fixing up what are to be the family and labour dispute courts.The old supreme court building has been closed for six years and its renovation is expected to take another two years once it starts. For the past six years, lawyers and those involved in family and labour disputes have been housed in a “temporary” building.On April 14, the Minister of Justice Ionas Nicolaou, in response to a letter received from the president of the Nicosia Bar Association, Costas Demetriadis, announced that according to the information provided by the Department of Public Works, the preliminary estimate of the cost of the works amounts to 4.74 million euros plus VAT. The competition for tenders was expected to be made by 30 April.According to Nicolaou, it will take six months to complete the tender process and to sign a contract, plus another 20 months to complete the project.Meanwhile, the term of office of the present board of the Nicosia Bar Association ends in September and presidential elections will take place next February. As a result, the case will be handled by a new board and this may cause even more delays.Demetriadis informed association members that the justice minister said the delays were not the ministry’s fault. He also wondered if the five million euros needed to repair the building could be used to build a new one.“No one has the patience to wait. Unfortunately, this is how Public Works and the government machine work,” Demetriadis said in his message to the lawyers. “I fully understand your disappointment and your suggestions for a reaction.”But he warned that this was no time for “confrontation, strikes or vigorous protest”. You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppGet Maximum Privacy with Minimum EffortFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
An increase in withdrawals at the Co-op compelled the Central Bank of Cyprus to say that Thursday’s comments made by one of its officials on the disastrous consequences for depositors of a failure to implement the Hellenic – Co-op deal were intended to highlight the worst-case scenario rather than present the probable scenario.“The comments about the remote, theoretical probability of the liquidation of the Cyprus Cooperative Bank were made to stress the most extreme negative consequences if the transfer of the Cyprus Cooperative Bank to Hellenic Bank is not completed, a solution which under the circumstances constitutes the only alternative,” a central bank spokesperson said in an emailed statement on Friday.On Friday, customers were queuing inside and outside Co-op branches leading to an increase in withdrawals, sources familiar with the matter said. In the first three months of the year, the Co-ops saw €2 billion in cash withdrawals amid concerns over the bank’s capital adequacy. Depositor concern was amplified by comments made by opposition politicians who left open whether their parties would support a government bill that would allow the government to extend guarantees to Hellenic Bank to shield it from a probable under performance of assets it agreed to acquire.The Co-op, the second largest lender on the island, has a ‘very important market share in deposits’ facilitating ‘critical functions’ for the economy, the central bank spokesperson said.The Cyprus Coperative Bank declined to comment.“Therefore, interest and economic and financial stability necessitate that there is no impact on insured depositors. Therefore, even in the case of considering the probability of resolution, public interest will lead to the complete protection of insured deposits without raising the issue of liquidating the bank if the deal on the sale of the Cyprus Cooperative Bank’s operations is not completed,”On Thursday, Yiangos Demetriou, head of the central bank’s supervision department warned members of the parliament’s watchdog committee of the ‘disastrous’ effects the non-implementation of the agreement signed by Hellenic Bank with the Cyprus Cooperative Bank on Monday would have. Demetriou had also said that the European Central Bank and the Single Resolution Mechanism, were preparing for a scenario under which the deal was not implemented.The deal, which provides for the transfer of the Co-op’s operations to Hellenic, including €9.7bn in deposits, would spare the Co-op from being liquidated, Demetriou said.The implementation of the deal also requires the approval of a bundle of amendments in legislation to help banks reduce their non-performing loans, which the European Commission set as condition for allowing taxpayers’ money to facilitate the deal.The Central Bank of Cyprus spokesperson added that deposits up to €100,000 per individual or legal entity per financial institution remain guaranteed in accordance with a European directive transposed into national law.In 2013, depositors at Cyprus Popular Bank lost all their uninsured deposits after the bank ran out of capital while those at Bank of Cyprus recapitalised it with almost half of their savings in excess of €100,000.You May LikeCheapflightsLooking for Cheap Flights? Compare & Save On Flights Today!CheapflightsUndohowchoo7 Ways To Get Amazon Prime For Free (Or Cheap)howchooUndoFood PreventTop 9 Kidney-Friendly SuperfoodsFood PreventUndo At least 20 killed, 50 injured in attack on VP candidate’s office in KabulUndoFilm review: Child’s Play ***UndoState Legal Service condemns attack on attorney-generalUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
05Oct Rep. Bruce Rendon tours ArtPrize with House Tourism and Recreation Committee Categories: Rendon News State Rep. Bruce Rendon, chair of the House Committee on Tourism and Recreation, led his fellow committee members to Grand Rapids to experience ArtPrize and learn more about the widely known tourist attraction.The committee heard presentations from Christian Gaines, executive director of ArtPrize; Janet Korn senior vice president of Experience Grand Rapids; Allie Bush director of government Affairs for the Grand Rapids Chamber, Jay Steffon and Chris Mueller of the City of Grand Rapids; and Sarah Triplett, director of public policy for Creative Many Michigan.“ArtPrize is a prime example of what tourism can do for our state,” said Rep. Rendon, R-Lake City. “The event brings thousands of people to Grand Rapids each year, and I wanted my committee to be able to have that experience and get a flavor for all of the different types of tourism we have in the state of Michigan.”The lawmaker said he especially enjoyed an entry in the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel called “Hometown Hero” by Pamela Alderman. The piece was designed to honor not only the fallen hero portrayed in it, but also hundreds of other heroes whose names were written on the large canvas by ArtPrize visitors. Rep. Rendon chose to add his father’s name, Rigoberto Rendon, a WWII Army veteran who served in the Middle East, North Africa, Italy and France.Rep. Rendon says he hopes to take the committee to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for its next off-site committee meeting.###
Share91Tweet2ShareEmail93 SharesDecember 9, 2016; Washington PostThe Women’s March on Washington is still scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C., the day after President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, despite being blocked from gathering at the Lincoln Memorial. Reportedly, the National Park Service has taken out its own permit that essentially blocks dissenting groups from protesting. This kind of action would generally elicit civil disobedience, but right now the march is just looking to locate itself.Organizers announced Friday that the march would begin at Independence Avenue and 3rd Street SW—near the U.S. Capitol—and that the biggest hurdles had finally been overcome in the permit process.Although some of the hundreds of thousands of women and their allies had hoped to come together in front of the Lincoln Memorial, the National Park Service, on behalf of the Presidential Inauguration Committee, secured much of the area for the inauguration, essentially barring protests for days and weeks before and after the festivities, according to the Guardian.Organizers of the Women’s March, directed by three high-profile female leaders of social justice groups, seemed upbeat on social media. Their press release focused on the positive:We will continue to work closely with all of the relevant police entities, over the coming weeks, to ensure a safe march with all logistics in place to accommodate the number of people we anticipate convening. For security reasons, we will not release any further details about the march route until a later date.If everything goes as planned, the march could be the largest in U.S. history on Inauguration Day, according to Vox. About 60,000 people demonstrated in opposition to President Richard Nixon in 1973. A much smaller number made their voices heard at President George W. Bush’s inauguration in 2001.ABC News reports that Attorney Mara Verheyden-Hilliard of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund has threatened legal action against the park service if it does not rescind the omnibus permit.This is public land. This land belongs to all of us. The park service’s role is only to act as a neutral administrator and steward of public land. […] They have done a massive land grab, to the detriment of all those who want to engage in free speech activities.One nonprofit—ANSWER (Act Now to Stop Racism and End War Coalition)—is crying foul at the lack of permits being granted to protestors for January and beyond.“We need to sound the alarm about an effort underway to create a free speech buffer zone that would allow Donald Trump, in the weeks following his inauguration, to ban the American people from conducting mass assembly protests against his extremist political agenda in historic spaces of Washington, D.C.,” said a press release issued by ANSWER on Thursday, following a press conference to “expose the unprecedented and unconstitutional efforts by the National Park Service to act as a surrogate for the Trump Presidential Inaugural Committee to extinguish mass assembly protest and dissent in the weeks following Trump’s inauguration on January 20, 2017.”Through the efforts of our attorneys at the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund it has been revealed that the federal government is illegally giving the Trump Presidential Inaugural Committee, which is a private profit making entity that is soliciting tens of millions of dollars in “donations” from Corporate America, the right of first refusal to the use of all the historic public spaces not just on Inauguration Day but for weeks afterward.Even if the Trump PIC doesn’t use these spaces they can just hold on to the permit and refuse to allow demonstrators access for mass assembly protest. And that is precisely what is happening now.ANSWER is currently planning protests on Inauguration Day as well as a march beginning at the Trump International Hotel on Saturday, January 21st, that may meet up with the Women’s March on Washington. The nonprofit launched a #GivingTuesday fundraiser to support the protests that had raised about $6,614 of its $25,000 goal as of Sunday.—Anna BerryShare91Tweet2ShareEmail93 Shares
Digital TV CEE: Offering bundled services and upselling additional services are priorities for Nicolas Boissin, Co-founder and CEO of BKS Capital Partners and Nej TV in the Czech Republic. Offering mobile services will be a key part of this, and obtaining an MVNO licence – which would be a first for the country – is a key goal, he says.
German cable operator Kabel Deutschland has successfully placed an additional €200 million tap on its senior secured notes due in 2018.The tap increases the aggregate principal amount due in 2018 to €700 million. The proceeds will be used to replace the remaining €200 million bridge financing for the acquisition of Tele Columbus.
Telenor-owned Nordic pay TV operator Canal Digital recorded a slowing down of its subscriber losses and solid nominal EBITDA growth for the second quarter.Canal Digital lost 2,000 subscribers over the quarter, the lowest rate of loss since the third quarter of 2008. DTH subscribers in Norway now number 492,000, down 11,000 year-on-year, while Swedish, Danish and Finnish subs number 308,000, 104,000 and 49,000 respectively, all down year-on-year, with Denmark recording the largest loss after Norway, of 9,000 customers.Canal Digital posted revenues of NOK1.109 billion (€150 million) for the quarter, flat year-on-year as price increases and stronger hardware and services sales were offset by subscriber losses and negative currency movements. Canal Digital’s EBITDA grew by a 23% year-on-year to NOK159 million.Telenor Broadcast overall posted revenues of NOK1.697 billion, down 2% and EBITDA of NOK504 million, up 11%. Conditional access unit Conax saw revenues grow by 6% to NOK141 million, while EBITDA grew by 22% to NOK63 million. Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) posted revenues of NOK248 million, up slightly year-on-year, while EBITDA grew by 3% to NOK165 million, and broadcasting infrastructure arm Norkring saw revenue fall by 4% to NOK227 million, with EBITDA up slightly to NOK116 million.Separately, TSBc says it has pre-sold nearly its entire allocation of occasional-use capacity at the 1°West orbital position for special broadcast services during the forthcoming London Olympic Games.As well as a contract with the BBC signed in 2011 for capacity on TSBc’s IS 10-02 satellite at 1° West, TSBc has agreed deals with other major broadcasters, including TV 2 Denmark and Danmarks Radio, to meet their capacity requirements throughout the Olympics.
Former BBC Worldwide president of worldwide networks Jana Bennett has re-emerged at A+E Networks, where she will make up part of a new look team operating under new president and CEO Nancy Dubuc.Bennett, who exited BBCWW last year as part of a major restructure of the BBC’s commercial arm, will become president of the second-tier LMN and bio channels, which Dubuc has identified as set for a push this year in a bid to further grow the Disney and Hearst joint venture A+E business. Bennett will oversee all aspects of programming, marketing, development, brand strategy and publicity for the nets, reporting into Dubuc.“I am thrilled that Jana is joining A+E Networks. She is an experienced industry veteran who knows how to build and grow brands and create long-running franchises. Over the coming year, our goal is to grow our emerging networks into the powerful platforms that [tier one cable nets such as] History, A&E and Lifetime have become and Jana is the person to take us there. I am looking forward to her success in this new role,” said Dubuc.Bennett is one of four new appointments, the first Dubuc has made after officially replacing Abbe Raven as CEO this month.Robert DeBitetto, president and general manager of A&E and bio, has become president of brand strategy and business development, A+E Studios, where he will oversee original content production models. He will also oversee cross network brand strategies and continue to oversee documentary unit A&E IndieFilms. DeBitetto also previously oversaw the Crime & Investigation Network.Dirk Hoogstra, who has been credited with developing scripted drama smashesHatfields & McCoys and The Bible, has been promoted to executive VP and general manager of History and H2. He was formerly exec VP, development and programming for the channels.David McKillop has been named exec VP and general manager, A&E network, having previously been exec VP, programming for A&E and bio, during which time he helped develop A&E’s top rated series ever, reality series Duck Dynasty; and Rob Sharenow is now exec VP and general manager, Lifetime. He was previously. He previously ran programming for the network.
Danish telco TDC is expanding its delivery of IPTV-based television services outside of its home market into Norway, in partnership with Alcatel-Lucent. TDC will make new services available to customers of Norwegian internet service provider NextGenTel, with Alcatel using its experience in IP video systems integration to extend TDC’s existing Mediaroom platform into the country.Alcatel, which is the sole supplier of IPTV services for TDC, said that the Danish firm will also be able to extend its wholesale business into other markets in the future “to meet growing demands for video.”“Video is the in-demand service for consumers and they do not want to compromise on quality. We are pleased to continue our long working relationship with Alcatel-Lucent to help us quickly expand our high-quality video service offer to customers in other markets to satisfy growing demand,” said TDC’s vice president of TV, Jacob Zentio Larsen.Willem Hendrickx, Alcatel-Lucent’s president of Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “We have been working with TDC for almost 10 years to help them deliver an exceptional video experience to their customers. This agreement extends our relationship and highlights our commitment to helping customers like TDC innovate with new revenue-generating services that unleash the value within their networks.”Last week, Alcatel-Lucent announced that it will provide 100 gigabit-per-second optical networking technology to Telecom Italia so the operator can deliver “ultra-broadband” internet and TV services.
Russian pay TV provider NTV+ has struck a deal with the All England Lawn Tennis Club through IMG to secure rights to broadcast this year’s Wimbledon tennis championship.NTV+ will broadcast the competition, which begins today, on its dedicated tennis channe and on NTV+ Sport HD, showing at least two matches per day live on the latter.NTV+ CEO Alexander Vronsky said he was delighted that Wimbledon was returning to the broadcaster’s channels after two years.Separately, NTV+ is reportedly set to launch a terrestrial sports channel, Sports 360, based on its potential acquisition of the frequencies used by RTR-owned Russia 2.According to local press, the Russian government has instructed RTR to transfer the channel to NTV+ owner Gazprom Media by August 1. Gazprom Media will pay a reported €9 billion for the channel, which is expected to relaunch as Sports 360 in September.
A1, the domestic Austrian brand of Telekom Austria, is to launch an OTT TV service on August 17 in a beta trial, available to a sample of 1,000 users, with a nationwide launched planned later.Telekom Austria plans to make the service available to both its existing customers and to non-subscribers. However, the service will be limited to Austria for now.A1 Now will include 40 channels and 3,000 on-demand films and TV series episodes. Other features include cloud-based DVR functionality – dubbed the A1 Cloud Recorder – that enables users to watch content from all 40 channels for up to seven days after it is broadcast.Users will be give the opportunity to view content on up to five devices, including Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, laptops and PCs with up-to-date versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari. Live-streamed content is available in SD, while on-demand content is available in SD or HD.The service will be available free of charge for a 30-day trial period to the first 1,000 users who sign up before August 9.
Sharp’s booth at CES 2015Japanese electronics manufacturer and TV maker Sharp has agreed to a multi-billion dollar takeover by Taiwan’s Foxconn.Sharp said it will issue and sell JPY489 billion (€4 billion)-worth of new shares to Foxconn, known officially as Hon Hai, which will become the controlling shareholder in Sharp with a two-thirds stake.However, following the announcement, Foxconn reportedly said it would delay signing the agreement over information it had received from Sharp that still needed to be clarified.“We will have to postpone any signing of a definitive agreement until we have arrived at a satisfactory understanding and resolution of the situation,” said Foxconn in a statement, published by the BBC.Foxconn was expected to finalise a takeover deal for Sharp by the end of February, after the two sides reached consensus on “most points” earlier this month.
Finnish cable operator DNA is tapping local technology provider Teleste to provide equipment for a DOCSIS 3.1 upgrade of its network.DNA is upgrading its network in southern Finland using Teleste’s DOCSIS 3.1-compatible 1.2GHz network products.Teleset is upgrading DNA’s network across 1,500 network sites in the southern part of the country.The upgraded network will be capable of transmitting data at speeds of up to 10Gbps downstream and 1Gbps upstream.Teleste’s network services division will look after network design and documentation for the upgrade, and Teleste will also take part in field installations.The technology provider is supplying equipment including its AC3010 and AC3210 amplifiers as well as products from its ACE and HDO lines and passive devices.DNA is Finland’s largest cable operator and the leading pay TV provider in both cable and terrestrial networks and it provides telecommunications services to a group of subscribers totalling more than 3.7 million mobile communications and fixed network customers.“We want to offer our clients an excellent customer experience as well as reliable, fast network connections for the increasing use of online services. In fixed broadband networks, DOCSIS 3.1 technology offers the best solution for meeting this objective. In cooperation with Teleste, we have already noted that the technology really does do what it promises. We are highly satisfied that this upgrade will enable us to bring our cable network customers within the reach of fixed broadband connections that are incomparable in speed and which respond to the requirements of both the current and future information society,” said Kari Ruopsa, head of cable networks at DNA.“This is the first comprehensive network implementation in Finland where the cable network will be upgraded to take full advantage of the DOCSIS 3.1 technology from headend to home. As a result, the next generation cable networks will take a significant step forward in Finland as well. As a technology vendor, Teleste is in a unique position, since we can also offer highly developed network service expertise to our operator customers. We eagerly look forward to continuing our cooperation with DNA in both of our core expertise areas,” said Matti Nurmi, director of Teleste network services in Finland.
South African communications minister Nomvula Mokonyane has pushed back against plans by public broadcaster SABC to engage in concerted cost-cutting to turn its fortunes around.Nomvula MokonyaneMokonyane said that SABC was continuing to insist on a programme of intensive cost cutting alone rather than a more comprehensive approach to deal with its precarious finances.She said she had raised her concerns about the SABC board’s approach, which ignores the advice of its main shareholder, the South African government.Mokonyane said that the turnaround plan presented by the broadcaster lacked details on how much the cost-cutting plan will save the company in the short, medium and long term and did not specify how the broadcaster s going to manage and balance out the short to medium term challenges in order to achieve its long-term vision set out in the turnaround plan.Mokonyane said that SABC had failed to make any proposals about increasing its revenues, including improving the collection of licence fees and disposal of non-core or underused assets.“As the shareholder, it is our considered view that any retrenchment exercise must be a last resort and an integral part of a holistic, well formulated and broadly canvassed turn-around plan aimed at steering the SABC towards future financial sustainability” said Mokonyane.“The SABC is a national asset and as a public broadcaster its well-being is not the exclusive domain of the Board and its management but that of all stakeholders with an interest in its sustainability and those include the government, as a shareholder, labour, civil-society and the broader public.”
Following the signing of a distribution deal with the BBC earlier this year, Viacom’s Pluto TV has announced the launch of two new popup channels.The first is dedicated to classic episodes of the cult sci-fi series Doctor Who, while the second channel is solely dedicated to Antiques Roadshow. Both channels are for the US market. Classic Doctor Who will see a range of episodes from the first seven Doctors – ranging from 1963-89. This is in addition to the 600 episodes which are already available on demand through Pluto.The Antiques Roadshow channel will broadcast more than 300 episodes of the show, which will rotate quarterly on the network.As Variety reports, Viacom’s deal with BBC Studios covers almost 1,000 episodes from a range of shows, which accounts to over 700 hours of content. BBC shows available through Pluto’s VOD service include Bedlam, Primeval, and Robin Hood.The announcement follows the news that Pluto launched 14 new free channels in May. These include channels for BET, Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon. Pluto is primarily focused on the US market at present, but Viacom has spoken openly about its plans to expand the service internationally. Speaking at the company’s latest quarterly earnings call, Viacom CEO Bob Bakish said that the company would “lean into [Pluto TV] harder and invest some incremental money” to expand on its leadership position.
Council urge public to avoid the unwanted gift of food poisoning this ChristmasDerry and Strabane CouncilFood Standards Agency Council and the Food Standards Agency are encouraging people to adhere to five top tips to keep your festive season truly the most wonderful time of the year.1. When Christmas food shopping, take sufficient bags with you so that you can separate out raw and ready-to-eat foods to avoid cross-contamination.2. Check the guidance on your turkey to ensure you have enough time to fully defrost it – it could take as much as 4 days.3. Don’t wash raw turkey; it just splashes germs onto your hands, clothes, utensils and worktops.4. To work out the cooking time for your turkey, check the instructions on the packaging, check that the meat is steaming hot throughout, there is no pink meat visible when you cut into the thickest part and meat juices run clear.5. Whether you cooked your turkey from frozen or fresh, your turkey leftovers can be used to make a new meal. This new meal can then be frozen, but make sure you only reheat it once.Kathryn Baker, Head of Local Authority, Policy and Delivery at the Food Standards Agency, added: “The four Cs of food hygiene: Chilling, Cleaning, Cooking and avoiding Cross-contamination are important throughout the year, but especially at Christmas.“In the flurry of preparing the Christmas meal, it’s important to remember to plan ahead and allow plenty of time. Remember that an average-sized turkey can take four days to fully thaw in the fridge, and it is vital to thoroughly cook a turkey so that the meat is steaming hot, there is no pink meat visible, and meat juices run clear.”For more information visit: www.food.gov.uk/seasons-eatings or follow @foodgov #SeasonsEatings on Twitter for tips and advice throughout the festive period.Council urge public to avoid the unwanted gift of food poisoning this Christmas was last modified: November 28th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags: Seamus Donaghy, Head of Health and Community Wellbeing at Derry City and Strabane District Council, urged people to be particularly cautious when preparing food for larger groups.“Cooking a Christmas roast for a large gathering can be a challenge and it is vital that the turkey or other meat of the meal, is stored, defrosted and cooked correctly,” he said.“Likewise, leftovers from Christmas need to be reheated and consumed within specific timeframes in order to avoid food poisoning.“This is why we are supporting the Food Standards Agency in helping you to relieve some of the stress of preparing your Christmas meal and to keep your family safe during the festive period.” ShareTweet DERRY City and Strabane District Council’s Environmental Health Food Team, in partnership with the Food Standards Agency, are encouraging the public to make the right choices to avoid food poisoning over the festive season.The Season’s Eatings campaign is offering helpful safety and hygiene tips and advice for the preparation of food during the Christmas celebrations. New research indicates that people in Northern Ireland could be putting themselves and their families at risk of food poisoning through a lack of knowledge of the four Cs of food hygiene, chilling, cooking, cleaning and avoiding cross contamination.
Building on the success of the initiative over the last three years, this year’s Run Together series hopes to make an even bigger impact, with five events taking place in Derry, Armagh, Belfast, Bangor and Enniskillen.between May and October 2019.For the first time, a more challenging 10K race at Ormeau Park, Belfast will be added to the series, aimed at those seeking to take their running journey to the next level.The exciting 10K event will act as a big finale, ending the series on a high during Centra’s annual fundraising week in October.It is hoped the grand finale, which will include a 5K and a 10K route, will raise over £20,000 for Action Cancer, as Centra edges closer to its major £3million fundraising target for the charity. ShareTweet As in previous years, the regional 5K events are completely free to enter, with participants encouraged to make a donation to Action Cancer in lieu of an entry fee.For the finale at Ormeau Park, a small entry fee will apply to both the 5K and 10K races, with 100% of the fee donated to Action Cancer.The Centra Run Together series is designed to encourage people of all ages and abilities to adopt an active lifestyle and get up and run together.Runners are encouraged to enter the race in pairs, motivating families to participate together.Everyone that takes part will receive a free T-shirt, bespoke Centra Run Together medal, a free lunch and tasty samples courtesy of Deep RiverRock, Müller, Alpro, Fridge Raiders and Fulfil. On the day, there will also be face painting and entertainment for all the family.Centra Run Together events will take place in five locations throughout 2019:Queen’s Quay, Derry 5K – Wednesday 12 June 2019, 7pmLakeland Forum, Enniskillen 5K – Sunday 12 May, 10amWard Park, Bangor 5K – Sunday 9 June, 10amPalace Demesne, Armagh 5K – Sunday 15 September, 10amOrmeau Park, Belfast 5K & 10K – Sunday 20 OctoberCommenting on the launch, Jennifer Morton, Centra brand manager, said: “The Centra Run Together series has established itself as a popular part of our Live Well initiative, and we are excited to introduce a brand-new Run Together 10K event in 2019.“As social running continues to grow in popularity, people are increasingly progressing from 5K runs to the more challenging 10K routes and we wanted to reflect this in our series, whilst still offering an opportunity for new runners to participate, run together and have fun.“As always, our aim is to encourage as many people to get up, get active and embrace the community spirit of the series, whether they are a frequent runner or a first-timer.“Once again, we are delighted to have Deep RiverRock back on board as our title sponsor.“With their help, we look forward to building on the success of previous years and raising even more money for Action Cancer in 2019.”Orla McKenna from Deep RiverRock said: “On behalf of Deep RiverRock, a much loved locally sourced water from Northern Ireland, we’re are delighted to be involved in the Run Together series once again this year. “Deep RiverRock’s ‘Thirst For Better’ platform is about connecting people in their collective pursuits, and fostering great community spirit; a message that resonates perfectly with Centra’s Live Well campaign.“We look forward to supporting those new and seasoned runners to come together and have some fun, while getting active.”For further information and details of how to register visit www.centra.co.uk/runtogether or the Centra Facebook page, www.facebook.com/CentraNICentra Run Together returns to Derry this June in aid of Action Cancer was last modified: March 20th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: Local convenience retailer Centra is encouraging people across Derry to get up and running with the launch of its annual Run Together series, which returns bigger and better than ever for 2019, whilst raising vital funds for Action Cancer.LOCAL convenience retailer Centra is encouraging people in Derry to get up and running with the launch of its annual Run Together series, which it says returns bigger and better than ever for 2019.Centra Run Together encourages people to get active by running, jogging or walking with a friend, kids, or even the family dog, through a series of free 5K runs in towns and cities across Northern Ireland, whilst raising vital funds for Action Cancer. Centra ConvenienceCentra Run Together returns to Derry this June in aid of Action CancerDerryLaura PenmanMCE PUBLIC RELATIONS LTDQUEEN’S QUAY
Pinterest Twitter Tumblr Mail Facebook Next PostSanta tracker will still run despite government shutdown Previous PostProsecutors: Baby found in woods had meth in his system Home NewsWatch Prosecutor continues lawsuit against West Virginia hemp farm CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A prosecutor is pushing ahead with a lawsuit against a West Virginia hemp farm despite federal action that legalizes the crop.Mike Stuart, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, told the Charleston Gazette-Mail on Friday that he has no immediate plans to drop his civil suit against a Mason County hemp farm and its associates.The suit seeks seizure of the farmers’ plants and equipment, plus financial penalties.“Nothing happens with that lawsuit,” Stuart said. “It continues down the path. We will continue to evaluate, but it continues through a normal process.”The new federal farm bill signed by President Donald Trump includes a provision that removes hemp from the Controlled Substances Act.A state law codified a pilot program allowing for cultivation, sale and purchase of hemp for industrial purposes under oversight of the West Virginia Department of Agriculture. Stuart’s lawsuit alleges that because the farm didn’t comply with seed sourcing, fencing and signage requirements, the farmers should be treated as if they were growing marijuana, in violation of the Controlled Substances Act.Both hemp and marijuana come from the cannabis sativa plant. Under West Virginia law, hemp must be comprised of less than 1 percent THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana.Documentation from the WVDA states it will test harvested hemp to ensure it is comprised of less than 0.3 percent THC, even with the new federal law. Now, those seeking to grow hemp must obtain a license to do so from their state departments of agriculture, which fall under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s oversightHemp is used to make textiles, foods, fabrics, cosmetics, agriculture products and more.While Stuart expressed a number of concerns regarding the state’s hemp regulatory practices, state Agriculture Commissioner Kent Leonhardt said the criticism is unfounded. He said the department regularly tests hemp grows, and noted that Stuart only filed a civil lawsuit, not criminal charges.“I don’t believe the lawsuit was a justifiable lawsuit to begin with. He never charged the farmer with doing anything illegal. He just wanted to seize assets,” Leonhardt said. “I’m hoping the judge just throws it out, but I can’t say.”Aaron Glasscock, who works with Grassy Run Farms, one of the defendants, declined to comment Friday.Carte Goodwin, an attorney for the farmers, said he was disappointed that Stuart would continue with the litigation after the farm bill’s passage, especially since his clients were already on firm legal ground.When asked about the particular alleged compliance violations Stuart mentioned, Goodwin said it’s excessive to use them to escalate things to the level of a criminal offense.“I think the question is whether those items would give rise to a violation of the Controlled Substances Act, and I think the answer to that is clearly no,” he said. “At the end of the day, he was growing and cultivating a lawful product in accordance with the law.”As for Stuart’s concerns with Leonhardt’s regulatory enforcement, Goodwin said the farm, and thus his client, was largely compliant.“He has been in material compliance with the state program,” he said. “If the U.S. Attorney has concerns about how the Department of Agriculture is enforcing and administering its program, maybe he needs to get himself elected (Agriculture) Commissioner.” NewsWatchState NewsTop Stories Prosecutor continues lawsuit against West Virginia hemp farm By Tyler BarkerDec 23, 2018, 12:24 pm 526 0 Linkedin Google+ Tyler Barker Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at email@example.com
WOAY – West Virginia men’s basketball is headed to the Big 12 Tournament championship game for a third straight year after defeating Texas Tech 66-63.Like Thursday’s quarterfinal win over Baylor, the Mountaineers fell behind early, but rallied for a 27-26 halftime lead. WVU pulled ahead 56-48 inside the final seven minutes, before the Red Raiders to tie the game at 56. It would remain a close contest to the finish, with Texas Tech’s game-tying shot going off the rim at the buzzer.Daxter Miles Jr. led WVU with 22 points, while Jevon Carter added 17; Beetle Bolden was the only Mountaineer to score off the bench. Jarrett Culver led Texas Tech led with 16 points.West Virginia will face Kansas at 6 PM Saturday for the Big 12 Championship. The Jayhawks won both regular season meetings. Google+ Facebook SportsSports NewsWVU WVU Advances to Big 12 Championship By Matt DigbyMar 10, 2018, 00:38 am 441 0 Home Sports News Sports WVU Advances to Big 12 Championship Matt Digby Matt Digby is the Sports Director at WOAY-TV. He joined the station in January 2015 – right in the middle of Big Atlantic Classic Week. Read More Pinterest Previous PostThree Hostages, Suspect Dead After Daylong Standoff At Veterans Home Next PostSummers County Falls in Semifinals Tumblr Linkedin Twitter Mail Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website