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High profile arrivals to the league, such as two time World Player of the Year Beauden Barrett, Aussie captain Michael Hooper, and Scotsman Greig Laidlaw, among others, will all have to wait to take the field in the Top League. Japan’s Top League start of season delayed due to coronavirusThe beginning of the Top League season has been delayed after 18 new positive Covid-19 cases were confirmed on Thursday. This is just two days after 44 positive cases from players and staff were confirmed.Three cases at NEC Green Rockets, ten cases at Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers and five cases at Toshiba Brave Lupus led to the league’s delay. JRFU judged that it would be difficult to provide a safe and secure environment for players, staff and officials under the current circumstances. The tournament is expected to restart in early to mid-February. Season delay: Japan’s Top League foreign stars will have to wait to make their debuts (Getty Images) However, Top League have determined it a priority to complete the 2021 season. This term is due to finish on May 23, as a new professional league is intended to launch in 2022. Thiswould also allows the Japan national team to prepare for summer fixtures, including a game against the British & Irish Lions.Therefore, there will be an adjusted format to the 2021 season. Firstly, the 16 Top League teams will play the first stage of round-robins in two groups of eight. Then, the top four teams in the Top Challenge League will then join the Top League to create a 20 team knockout competition.With the recent positive tests, JRFU Chairman Kensuke Iwabuchi stressed that covid protocols were the teams’ own responsibility.Despite this, Top League Chairman Osamu Ota and Iwabuchi remain hopeful that the season will still be completed. Further plans have also been created should there by any further delays. Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The Top League season has been delayed, with the opening fixtures pushed back until early or mid-February by the Japan Rugby Football Union (JRFU) due to a coronavirus outbreak LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET By Don Plummer Posted Jul 16, 2015 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Rector Tampa, FL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Curate Diocese of Nebraska Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Job Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal clergy reach out to help burned churches Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Martinsville, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA [Diocese of Atlanta] A church arson fire in the central Georgia city of Macon has prompted Episcopal clergy in the area to sponsor a special offering to help rebuild the church and other similarly victimized congregations.“We are asking all 11 parishes in the Macon Convocation to take up an offering on Sunday, July 26, to show our love and solidarity with these fellow members of the Body of Christ,” said Acting Macon Convocation Dean The Rev. Joseph Shippen.Since the June 17 shooting deaths of the pastor and eight members at Mother Emanuel Church in SC there have been five church fires across the United States in historically African American churches. Arson is suspect in some of the blazes, including the June 23 fire at God’s Power Church of Christ in Macon. For more on the arsons see this report by CBS News.Diocese of Atlanta Episcopal Churches throughout middle and north Georgia are asked to participate in the special offering, said Shippen, who serves as associate rector at Christ Church in Macon.The special collection on July 26 at the 11 Episcopal churches in the Macon Convocation of the Diocese of Atlanta will be distributed to the effected churches by Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal) in St. Louis from its national “Rebuild the Churches Fund”.As of July 14 at least 191 faith communities (Christian, Jewish, Muslim) have committed $176,000 toward fund goal of $250,000.As of July 14 at least 191 faith communities (Christian, Jewish, Muslim) have committed $176,000 toward fund goal of $250,000. Churches and individuals may contribute to the national fund by sending their checks made out to Christ Church Cathedral. Put “church arson” in memo line. All money collected by this national campaign will be divided among the burned churches. For more information, click here.The Rev. Scott Petersen, rector of All Saints Episcopal Church in Warner Robins, issued a written appeal for financial assistance for the burned churches to his parishioners. “Please be generous! Our witness and unity ‘as one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church’ is evidenced not so much in words, but in our acts of love and sacrifice,” Petersen wrote. “May our combined efforts at All Saints, linked in the convocation and to faith communities across the country, be a great light beating back acts of present darkness.” Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Press Release Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Press Release Service Rector Albany, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Smithfield, NC
Please enter your name here TAGSDecision Apopka 2018Mail-in-ballots Previous articleLake Apopka Natural Gas celebrates third annual Utility Workers’ DayNext articleEverything you need to know to vote in the Apopka general election Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR March 13, 2018 at 7:17 am Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Seems to me that a higher percentage of voters use vote-by-mail with every election. I will be surprised if more than 2,000 people vote today. I predict a 55/45 split (Vote-by-Mail/Election Day).Of course the corruption revelations may motivate Nelson voters… I’m voting after work! 2 COMMENTS The Anatomy of Fear March 13, 2018 at 8:03 am Dale Fenwick Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Reply Decision Apopka 2018Late surge surpasses 2014 markFor most of the early voting/mail-in-ballot cycle, Apopka voters had lagged behind their performance in the 2014 election. But in the last week, a surge of votes received seems to suggest the 2018 election may have a larger turnout than its predecessor.Going into Election Day, the Orange County Supervisor of Elections (OCSE) office has received 2,523 ballots for the Apopka Mayoral and City Commission (Seats #1 and #2) races.Of the 2,523 votes either cast early or received by mail-in-ballots, 48.25% are Republican, 36.22% are Democrat, and 15.64% are non-party affiliation. 1,369 of the votes received were from Precinct 9104 (VFW/Apopka Community Center), which is 7.31% of its registered voters (18,732). 1,191 votes have been received from Precinct 9204 (Northwest Recreation Facility) which represents 9.51% of its registered voters (12,250). Overall, 8.07% of Apopka’s 31,252 voters have either mailed-in their ballots or voted early at the Supervisor of Elections Office in Orlando.In the 2014 Apopka Mayoral general election, 47.8% (2,372) of the electorate voted by mail, while 52.2% (2,589) voted the day of the election, and Republicans outdistanced Democrats at the polls 49.64%-33.17%, with “other” and no affiliation making up 17.17% of the electorate. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Raechel Cain You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/916139/prado-residence-padovani-arquitetos-associados Clipboard CopyHouses•Campinas, Brazil Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/916139/prado-residence-padovani-arquitetos-associados Clipboard “COPY” Architects: Padovani Arquitetos Associados Area Area of this architecture project Photographs ArchDaily Photographs: Miro Martins Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area: 550 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Prado Residence / Padovani Arquitetos Associados Brazil Year: Save this picture!© Miro Martins+ 20Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Prado Residence / Padovani Arquitetos AssociadosSave this projectSavePrado Residence / Padovani Arquitetos Associados “COPY” Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Lumion, Ateliê Revestimentos, Bontempo, Casa Malgga, Elettromec, kitchensEngineering:Padovani ArquitetosArchitect In Charge:Lucas PadovaniCity:CampinasCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. Project designed for a family of 4 (couple and two daughters) prioritizing an occupation in which the social area could communicate integrally with the land, the leisure area and the intimate and superior area of the house.Save this picture!© Miro MartinsRecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20With an “L” deployment, the environments of the Prado residence are distributed throughout the land on an ongoing basis. The social area has a double foyer that naturally communicates with the upper deck that houses the 4 bedrooms. Through large glass plans, these rooms also open fully to the recreational area of the house, both external (pool and gardens), and internal (Gourmet space).Save this picture!© Miro MartinsSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Miro MartinsWith contemporary design, the house counts on the most technological in the intelligence systems in lighting, automation, central aspiration, ambient sound and irrigation.Save this picture!© Miro MartinsProject gallerySee allShow lessLiving Buildings: Architectural Conservation, Philosophy, Principles and PracticeArchitecture BooksAmey Kandalgaonkar Reimagines Traditional Chinese Pagodas for a Modernist EraArchitecture News Share 2011 Houses CopyAbout this officePadovani Arquitetos AssociadosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesResidential ArchitectureBrazilPublished on May 07, 2019Cite: “Prado Residence / Padovani Arquitetos Associados” [Residência Prado / Padovani Arquitetos Associados] 07 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleProtec Expands Availability of E15 to 28 Stations Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Sep 2, 2014 Home Indiana Agriculture News Farm Program Sign Up Will be Complicated Farm Program Sign Up Will be Complicated SHARE SHARE Farm Program Sign Up Will be ComplicatedJim MintertSigning up for the new government farm program as part of the new Farm Bill is going to be complicated and could take up to 6 months to complete. Sign up will be a 2 step process that will likely stretch well into 2015. Most Indiana farmers have received a letter from the FSA outlining that process. Step one is to update your yield and base acreage, something Jim Mintert with Purdue says producers should do, “We strongly suggest Indiana farmers take the opportunity to update their yields because most are getting higher yields than they current have on record with FSA.”Mintert says the Purdue Center for Commercial Ag is recommending growers also take the opportunity to update their base acres, but admits this decision is a little less clear cut, “If you have been using the same corn and soybean rotation, then there may not be much change in your base. But, if in the past few years you have planted more corn than soybeans or wheat, then you may want to update your base to reflect more corn acres.” He said increasing your corn base may have financial advantages, “As we see it, there is likely to be more payments for corn under these new programs over the next 5 years, so a higher corn base would be financially advantageous.”After you update your yield and acres, then it will be time to decide whichJulia Wickardfarm program best fits your operation. Mintert says not all the details of the programs have been announced yet, so it is hard to give specific recommendations to producers. Julie Wickard, with Indiana FSA, says the yield and base updates can begin this month but that program signup will not take place for several months, “We anticipate sign up beginning late this fall or during the winter months.”Chris HurtWhile recommendations are preliminary, Purdue economists says most Indiana operations will find the Agricultural Risk Coverage-County Option the most favorable. Ag economists Michael Langemeier and Chris Hurt have published preliminary recommendations for Indiana growers:“This new government program, also referred to as ARC-CO, currently has a higher probability of adding support to corn and soybean farmers, the economists said. They explained that under the current projections of above-normal yields, the program would begin making payments when the marketing year average of corn drops below about $4 per bushel. The payments would increase as prices drop to about $3.50 a bushel. At $3.75 a bushel, estimated Indiana average payments would be about $25 to $40 per acre of corn base, and at a $3.50 marketing year average price they would grow to the maximum of about $55 to $80 per acre. For soybeans with above-normal yields, ARC-CO payments might begin with a marketing year average price below about $10.60, with maximum payments occurring at a price of about $9.40. As an example, a $10 per-bushel marketing year average price would result in payments of about $20 to $30 per acre of soybean base. If prices fell to about $9.40, the payments would range from about $40 to $60 per acre.”Langemeier and Hurt noted that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency is still working out details of the program and that payments will vary from county to county. There are plenty of on-line tools to help, and there will be several seminars held this winter. Of course, your local FSA office is always there to answer your questions. Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter
By Hoosier Ag Today – Dec 20, 2018 SHARE USDA to Restore Original Intent of SNAP Facebook Twitter Previous articleUSDA Announces Bioengineered Food Disclosure StandardNext articleState Chemist: More to Growing Hemp than a Signature Hoosier Ag Today At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a proposed rule (PDF, 300 KB) intended to move more able-bodied recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to self-sufficiency through the dignity of work. The rule is meant to restore the system to what it was meant to be: assistance through difficult times, not lifelong dependency. Over time, without any changes in the underlying welfare reform legislation of 1996, that ideal has been watered down by out-of-control administrative flexibility in SNAP.“Long-term reliance on government assistance has never been part of the American dream,” said Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. “As we make benefits available to those who truly need them, we must also encourage participants to take proactive steps toward self-sufficiency. Moving people to work is common-sense policy, particularly at a time when the unemployment rate is at a generational low.”The rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) focuses on work-related program requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs). The rule would apply to non-disabled people, between the ages of 18 and 49, with no dependents. The rule would not apply to the elderly, the disabled, or pregnant women.Under current SNAP requirements, ABAWDs must work or participate in an employment program for at least 20 hours a week to continue to receive benefits for more than three months over a 36-month period. States may request to waive the time limit in areas with an unemployment rate above 10 percent or where there are ‘not sufficient jobs,’ which current regulations primarily define as an unemployment rate 20 percent above the national average. With today’s strong economy, that could include areas with unemployment rates of under 5 percent – a rate normally considered to be full employment. In 2016 there were 3.8 million individual ABAWDs on the SNAP rolls, with 2.8 million (or almost 74 percent) of them not working.“Americans are generous people who believe it is their responsibility to help their fellow citizens when they encounter a difficult stretch,” Perdue said. “That is the commitment behind SNAP. But like other federal welfare programs, it was never intended to be a way of life.”USDA’s proposal would help to ensure that work provisions are waived only when necessary, encouraging states to renew their focus on helping SNAP participants find a path to self-sufficiency. In a recent letter to the nation’s governors (PDF, 109 KB), Secretary Perdue explained, “These waivers weaken states’ ability to move the ABAWD population to long-term self-sufficiency because they do not require ABAWDs to engage in work and work training.”USDA encourages all interested parties to provide input on the proposed rule, which will be posted to the Federal Register in the coming days. The comment period will be open for 60 days after the proposed rule is published in the Federal Register.USDA’s FNS works to reduce food insecurity and promote nutritious diets among the American people. The agency administers 15 nutrition assistance programs that leverage American’s agricultural abundance to ensure children and low-income individuals and families have nutritious food to eat. FNS also co-develops the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which provide science-based nutrition recommendations and serve as the cornerstone of federal nutrition policy.Fact Sheet: SNAP Requirements for ABAWDs (PDF, 111 KB)Proposed Rule: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Requirements for Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents (PDF, 300 KB)Source: USDA Office of Communications Press Release Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA to Restore Original Intent of SNAP SHARE Facebook Twitter
22 July 1994 – 22 July 2014: 20 Years of Fear in Gambia Joint Statement August 6, 2020 Find out more Gambia still needs to address challenges to press freedom (photo slideshow : Yahya Jammeh, Gambia president. Photo AFP) (photo logo : from left to right, journalists Deyda Hydara, Ebrima Manneh et Musa Saidykhan) Receive email alerts News RSF_en January 27, 2020 Find out more July 22, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 President Jammeh must put an end to 20 years of repression and impunity for human rights violations Organisation GambiaAfrica Help by sharing this information Gambia: former president must stand trial for journalist’s murder News July 23, 2019 Find out more News Follow the news on Gambia On the 20th anniversary of the military coup that brought dictator Yahya Jahmmeh to power, Reporters Without Borders joins other free speech and human rights organizations in calling for an end to 20 years of impunity for human rights violation in Gambia. Gambian President Yahya Jahmmeh is one of the world’s 39 “Predators of press freedom.” News GambiaAfrica to go further Three journalist arrested, two radio stations closed in Gambia Signatories: 1. Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria2. South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) (Burkina Faso)3. Centre de Presse Norbert Zongo (Cote d’Ivoire)4. Coalition de Société Civile pour la paix et le Développement Démocratique en Côte d’Ivoire (COSOPCI)5. Club Union Africaine CI Cote d’Ivoire6. Ligue Ivoirienne des Droits de l’Homme (LIDHO) (Gambia)7. Democratic Union of Gambian Activists (DUGA)8. Coalition for Change Gambia (CCG) (Ghana)9. Akoto Ampaw, Lawyer Kenya10. Wilson Kipkazi (Liberia)11. Center for Media Studies and Peace Building (CEMESP)12. Union des journalists Liberians (Mali)13. Institut pour la Démocratie et l’Education au Mali (IDEM)14. Maison de la Presse (Nigeria)15. Institute for Media and Society16. International Press Centre (IPC)17. Media Rights Agenda (MRA) (Sénégal)18. Cicodev Afrique19. Conseil des Organisations non Gouvernementales (CONGAD)20. Ligue Sénégalaise des Droits de l’Homme(LSDH)21. Rencontre Africaine pour les droits de l’homme (RADDHO)22. Y’en à Marre23. Africa Freedom of Information Centre24. Amnesty International25. ARTICLE 1926. Association Des Barreaux Africains (ABA)27. Comité pour la Protection des Journalistes (CPJ)28. Fédération des Journalistes Africains (FAJ)29. Fédération Internationale des Journalistes (IFJ)30. Forum des Editeurs Africains31. International Press Institute (IPI)32. Media Foundation for West Africa33. Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA)34. Panos Institute for West Africa (IPAO)35. Reporters Without Borders (RWB)36. Union des Journalistes de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (WAJA) On 22 July 1994, a group of military officers led by lieutenant Yahya Jammeh overthrew President Dawda Jawara, who had been in power in Gambia since 1970. Supported by the Army, Yahya Jammeh proclaimed himself President of the Republic and, over time, took direct control of the Ministry of Defence and of the Interior. Since then, the Gambian government tolerates no dissent and commits serious human rights violations. Human rights defenders, journalists, political opponents and other Gambians who are critical of government policies face intimidation, harassment, arbitrary arrest, detention, torture, ill-treatment, death threats and enforced disappearance. Some of the human rights violations recorded over the last 20 years include the killing of 14 protesters in April 2000, the unlawful killing of journalist Deyda Hydara in 2004, the enforced disappearance of journalist Ebrima Manneh in 2006, the torture of journalist Musa Saidykhan in 2006, the arbitrary executions of 9 prisoners in 2012, and the “incommunicado” detention of human rights defender Imam Baba Leigh for five months of the same year. The Gambian government has repeatedly failed to comply with several rulings by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Court of Justice, namely refusing to compensate Musa Saidykhan, and the families of Ebrima Manneh and Deyda Hydara. The justice system has also been weakened since President Yahya Jammeh came to power, undermined by interference from the executive branch and by the increasingly repressive legislation aimed at muzzling dissent. In April 2013, the National Assembly amended the Criminal Code, increasing sanctions for “giving false information to public servants” (Section 114) from six months imprisonment and/or a fine of 500 Dalasi (approximately US$13) to imprisonment of up to five years and a fine of 50,000 Dalasi (US$1,293). In July 2013, the National Assembly passed the Information and Communication (Amendment) Act saying that internet users, journalists and bloggers found guilty of spreading false news can be punished by up to 15 years in prison and may be fined up to 3 million dalasi (approximately US$74,690). In this pervasive climate of fear, most journalists, human rights defenders and citizens are forced to practice self-censorship or flee the country.In response to these flagrant and ongoing human rights violations by the Gambia, the country hosting the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights – the primary human rights institution of Africa – our organizations continue to mobilize to put an end to repression and impunity in Gambia. We call the attention of the international community – in particular, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the Economic Community of West African States, (ECOWAS) and African States – to the deteriorating human rights situation and lack of effective remedies for victims in Gambia over the past 20 years. We urge President Yahya Jammeh to ensure that Gambian authorities : • Investigate all reported human rights abuses and bring perpetrators to justice; • Repeal legislative provisions used to restrict freedom of expression, in particular the Information and Communication Act, the Indemnity Act and the Criminal Code Amendment; • Uphold the universal rights of freedom of expression, assembly and association and allow journalists, human rights defenders and political activists to continue their activities unhindered without fear of attacks, arbitrary arrests, torture and enforced disappearance; • Release immediately and unconditionally all prisoners of conscience, including journalist Ebrima Manneh and members the opposition party United Democratic Party (UDP) Amadou Sanneh, Alhagie Sambou Fatty and Malang Fatty;• Release all those who are currently detained unlawfully or charge them with a recognizable offence in a fair trial; • Promptly implement and enforce judgments from the ECOWAS Court of Justice on the situation of journalists Ebrima Manneh (June 2008), Musa Saidykhan (December 2010) and Deyda Hydara (June 2014).
RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Newsx Adverts Google+ HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Pinterest Previous articleGAA – Tyrone Name Team For Armagh Championship ClashNext articleSoccer – Shay Takes Part In Full Irish Training Session News Highland Facebook Twitter Twitter Man arrested in England to be questioned about Magherafelt attack WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ By News Highland – June 8, 2012 Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers A man’s been arrested in connection with an attempted armed robbery in Magherafelt on Tuesday night last last in which a 16 year old youth sustained very serious injuries.Police have confirmed the suspect was arrested this afternoon in England, and is being brought back to Northern Ireland to be questioned by PSNI detectives.The 16 yr-old victim remains in a stable condition in hospital, his grandmother and uncle recovering from less serious injuries.Detectives in Strand Road are appealing for information. Pinterest Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry