Trump gets GOP’s stamp of approval

first_imgThirteen months after launching an improbable bid for the White House, Donald Trump captured the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, having vanquished 16 party rivals, warred with much of its establishment and provoked controversy at every turn.His eldest child, Donald Trump Jr., announced the support of New York, their home state, during a roll-call vote at the Republican National Convention, ensuring Trump had the majority of delegates – 1,237 – needed to contest the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election against presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.With three of the candidate’s other children at his side, the younger Trump said: “It is my honor to be able to throw Donald Trump over the top in the delegate count tonight.”“Congratulations, Dad. We love you,” he said.Trump’s Democratic rival, Clinton, was quick to respond, tweeting after the vote: “Donald Trump just became the Republican nominee. Chip in now to make sure he never steps foot in the Oval Office.”Trump won with 1,725 delegates, followed by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas with 475 delegates, Ohio Governor John Kasich with 120 and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida with 114. Three other candidates emerged with a total of 12 delegates.After the presidential vote, the convention by voice vote nominated Indiana Governor Mike Pence, 57, Trump’s choice for his vice presidential running mate.Speaking to the convention for the first time since winning the nomination, Trump appeared on a video screen from New York promising to win the election in November, create jobs, strengthen the military, safeguard U.S. borders and “restore law and order” in the United States.The state-by-state vote to put Trump’s name in nomination took place a day after opponents staged a failed attempt to force a vote opposing his candidacy, and after a speech by his wife, Melania, drew accusations of plagiarism.A wealthy New York real estate developer best known to Americans for his starring role in a long-running TV show, “The Apprentice,” where his catchphrase was “You’re fired,” the 70-year-old Trump was a long shot when he entered the race for the Republican nomination more than a year ago, having never held elected office.Speaker after speaker on Tuesday, the second day of the four-day convention at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans basketball arena, took aim at Clinton, presenting her as out of touch with the concerns of ordinary Americans and the inheritor of President Barack Obama’s “oppressive” administration.This was on a day when, under the headline “Make America Work Again,” speakers were meant to assail Obama’s record on the economy during his nearly eight years in power. (Reuters)last_img read more

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Wade has dislocated left shoulder

first_imgThe Utah Jazz acquired veteran forward Alan Henderson from Philadelphia just before the trade deadline. The Jazz and 76ers exchanged the right to trade second-round picks in the 2007 draft. Philadelphia also included undisclosed cash considerations in the deal. The Portland Trail Blazers traded guard Juan Dixon to the Toronto Raptors for guard Fred Jones and future considerations. Pacers released Indiana Pacers players Jamaal Tinsley and Marquis Daniels were free after being booked on charges in a Feb. 6 bar fight, with their attorneys insisting their clients did nothing wrong that night. Both men surrendered to police shortly after they played in the Pacers’ victory against Milwaukee on Wednesday night. A judge scheduled a pretrial hearing for March 13, then released both men on their own recognizance. Dwyane Wade is considering season-ending surgery to repair his dislocated left shoulder, which would be the biggest loss yet for the Miami Heat during their rocky reign as NBA champions. The All-Star guard was hurt in the fourth quarter of Wednesday night’s 112-102 loss at Houston. Wade flew home early Thursday in a private plane and was examined at a hospital by team physician Dr. Harlan Selesnick, who conducted a battery of tests. A Marion County grand jury indicted Tinsley on Wednesday on a felony charge of intimidation and misdemeanor counts of battery, disorderly conduct and intimidation in the fight at 8 Seconds Saloon. Daniels was charged with battery and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors. Lawyers for both players said they would enter not guilty pleas. Jones’ cash seized More than $81,000 in cash belonging to Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones was seized by police, who say the money sparked a weekend melee and a triple shooting at a strip club in Las Vegas. Jones was showering more than 40 strippers onstage early Monday with cash “intended as a visual effect,” a search warrant said. But a scuffle broke out when the Houston promoter who hired the strippers told them to pick up the money. The promoter, identified as Chris Mitchell, owner of “Harlem Knights,” and a male associate took a plastic trash bag containing Jones’ money and walked out the front door, the warrant says. Police recovered the money and two watches inside a safe at Mitchell’s hotel room Monday. Jones’ lawyer, Worrick Robinson, has said his client did not know anyone involved in the shooting and was interviewed by authorities as a witness, not as a suspect. Police have not said Jones is a person of interest in the case. The shots hit a female customer and two guards, one in critical condition in a Las Vegas hospital. The other two were treated and released. Police have described the suspected shooter as last seen wearing a black shirt and blue jeans. As of Thursday morning, police said he was still at large. Winslow update Kellen Winslow has to make another comeback. The Browns’ talented tight end underwent microfracture surgery on his right knee last month, a more extensive procedure than was initially revealed and one that will require a longer recovery. Microfracture surgery involves drilling holes into bone in the knee to promote blood flow and form scar tissue, which replaces any damaged cartilage. Typically, patients need four months of rehab following the procedure. The New Orleans Saints designated defensive end Charles Grant as their franchise player. Jacksonville coach Jack Del Rio said that Byron Leftwich will return to his starting quarterback role, ending speculation about what the Jaguars would do at the position. Veteran safety Troy Vincent was cut by the Washington Redskins. Briefly The contract of New Mexico men’s basketball coach Ritchie McKay will be terminated at the end of the season, athletic director Paul Krebs announced. Fabric and steel would cloak the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and luxury boxes would hang 120 feet overhead if the city gets the 2016 Summer Olympics. The Coliseum cannot be permanently altered for the games, organizers said, but high-tech materials would allow it to have a new look while retaining the torch and marble peristyle. The Detroit Shock traded Ruth Riley, the 2003 WNBA Finals MVP, to the San Antonio Silver Stars for Katie Feenstra. U.S. ski star Lindsey Kildow will miss the rest of the World Cup season because of an injury to her right knee. The 22-year-old skier made the decision Wednesday as a precautionary move, U.S. Ski Team spokesman Marc Habermann told The Associated Press. Kildow partially tore her anterior cruciate ligament a week ago when she fell during slalom training at the world championships in Are, Sweden. Russian swimmer Anastasiya Ivanenko was suspended for testing positive for a banned diuretic. She is the 800-meter short course world champion. Francesco Flachi was suspended by the Italian soccer league, a day after the Italian Olympic Committee said the Sampdoria captain tested positive for cocaine. The All England Club announced it would award equal prize money throughout Wimbledon beginning this summer, following the lead of the U.S. Open and Australian Open. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img “Wade is presently weighing his treatment options provided to him by the Heat medical staff,” the team said in a statement. Wade was on defense when his left arm collided with Houston’s Shane Battier and awkwardly stretched back. Wade walked off the court hunched over in pain and sat on the bench in tears as his shoulder was examined. He then left in a wheelchair and went to a hospital by ambulance. last_img read more

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Students still need funds for D.C. trip

first_imgThis year, however, the planning got started early enough to include a foray into New York as well, where 29 students will attend a performance of “Beauty & the Beast” on Broadway. All they need now is another $11,000 to make it happen. Total cost of the six-day trip is $48,575, or $1,675 per student, Martinez said. The students have held 10 fundraisers this year, including a D.C. Kids festival sponsored by Los Nietos board member Nicholas Aquino last weekend that featured an appearance by U.S. Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Lakewood. So far, parents and students have raised about $37,000 for the trip – that includes donations from Los Nietos board member Art Escobedo, former Cerritos City Councilwoman Grace Hu and the city of Santa Fe Springs. But there are only a few more days left before all the money has to be turned in, so organizers are again appealing to the community to help get the students to Washington, D.C. “The fact is, I would say all of the parents don’t have the money to send their kids on a trip like this, but they’ve been willing to do the fundraising,” Martinez said. “I have six kids that did full fundraising to pay for their trip, and now mom and dad have nothing to put in,” she added. “And I told the kids on Saturday that they need to go home and thank mom and dad for putting in the time and allowing them to go.” The trip will take place over the Memorial Day weekend. Those interested in donating should call Martinez at (562) 463-7775. tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955 Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WEST WHITTIER – There are a few things that stand out in parent Cathy Martinez’s mind when she recalls the trip to Washington, D.C. she helped organize last year for Los Nietos Middle School eighth-graders. “We were in the bus, driving on the freeway, and one kid said, `Hey, I haven’t seen any graffiti,”‘ Martinez said. “And then the bus driver spoke up and said, `What’s graffiti?”‘ “He didn’t even know what it was!” Martinez said, laughing. “The environment over there is so different, but our kids took it all in and it was a great experience.” That’s why Martinez, a former Los Nietos School District board member, has again taken on the task of organizing the eighth-grade trip again this year, though none of her children will be involved. last_img
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LETTERKENNY MAN FOUND ‘NOT GUILTY’ BY JURY IN ASSAULT TRIAL

first_imgA LETTERKENNY man has been found not guilty by a jury at the town’s Circuit Court of involvement in an incident in which the victim suffered a fractured skull.Thomas Ernie McDonagh Snr, from Hazelbrook in the town, had denied being involved in an incident on February 17, 2012, in which slash hooks, nail-studded baseball bats and chair legs were used to batter Dermot Kildea.Mr Kildea was knocked unconscious during the attack at a house off Long Lane and rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital where he  had to undergo emergency surgery. He said he had remembered seeing Mr McDonagh just before the attack but couldn’t remember who had hit him.He later identified two men from photographs but not Mr McDonagh.An eye-witness to the incident said she saw Mr McDonagh with the crowd but couldn’t say for certain she saw him throw any blows, adding: “Half of them were at him.”Another witness, now living in Falcarragh, who gave a statement to Gardai the day after the attack said she could no longer remember the incident.A jury took just 20 minutes to find Mr McDonagh not guilty of assault causing harm.Judge John O’Hagan praised the jury for their patience in dealing with the case which was interrupted on numerous occasions over legal arguments.LETTERKENNY MAN FOUND ‘NOT GUILTY’ BY JURY IN ASSAULT TRIAL was last modified: December 12th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ErnieLetterkenny Circuit CourtThomas McDonaghlast_img read more

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JIM McGUINNESS ‘GETS HIS FACE ON NEW €20 NOTES’

first_imgTHIS is the future of the Euro – as seen by one Donegal fan at least.The currency has been taking a battering lately.So who better to rescue the Euro than Donegal manager Jim McGuinness. The special edition €20 note is, of course, a fake – put together by Mountcharles man Thomas Johnston.Not sure if it’s legal tender yet though down at the Village Tavern! JIM McGUINNESS ‘GETS HIS FACE ON NEW €20 NOTES’ was last modified: August 29th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:JIM McGUINNESS ‘GETS HIS FACE ON NEW €20 NOTES’last_img read more

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JACKSON’S HOTEL SEND OUT SOS FOR SANTA HELPERS!

first_imgJacksons Hotel are looking forward to the Christmas Season and there is much excitement as the hotel will be transformed into Santa’s Hotel from the 15th November.Children will visit from all around the Country to meet with the elves, Rudolf and of course to see Santa come down the chimney and he will have a present for all the good boys and girls.To launch the season Jacksons Hotel will be hosting a Christmas Craft Fayre & Toy Show on Sunday 11th November 2012, this will be a perfect opportunity to decide on the perfect Christmas present for family and friends, Children will demonstrate Toys during the Toy Show and this will a fun filled day for all the family with Toys for all ages, included in the day will be a chance for the children to meet with elves, post their letter to Santa, get their face painted & lots of fun. The Christmas Craft Fayre and Toy Show is FREE entry and funds raised on the day will be for Crumlin Children’s Hospital.Jacksons Hotel look forward to giving you all a warm Donegal Welcome this Christmas. If you wish to exhibit at the craft fayre we have limited spaces remaining so do get in contact and if you have little helpers who wish to participate in the Toy Show and you can contact us on 074-91-31021 or email marketing@jacksons-hotel.ieSo remember that date for your Diary – Sunday 11th November 1-5pm for the Christmas Craft Fayre & Toy Show @ Jacksons Hotel Ballybofey.   JACKSON’S HOTEL SEND OUT SOS FOR SANTA HELPERS! was last modified: October 19th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Christmas Craft and Toy ShowJackson’s Hotellast_img read more

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HSE DENIES CLAIMS IT REFUSED STAFF MASS ON ASH WEDNESDAY

first_imgThe HSE has denied claims that management at Letterkenny General Hospital refused a request from staff to celebrate mass on Ash Wednesday. Letterkenny HospitalHowever it has emerged that the times allocated for the Mass in the conference room at the hospital were not found to be suitable.Instead of receiving ashes at mass, the Chaplaincy team distributed them throughout the hospital. Setanta Communications Ltd Dublin, speaking on behalf of the HSE  said: “Management at Letterkenny General Hospital wish to confirm they did not reject any request for the celebration of mass on Ash Wednesday made either by the Chaplaincy Team or by any individual member or members of staff.”The PR Company was responding to the Tirconail Tribune who received complaints from members at the hospital who claimed their request for the Celebration of Mass on Ash Wednesday was rejected by hospital management.The newspaper tried to confirm what exactly is the HSE policy on the celebration of Mass within the hospital since the complaints also related to alleged religious discrimination against Catholics being a new practice within the Letterkenny General Hospital.The reply on behalf of the HSE said: “This year there was no chapel available as it presently out of commission due to the flood. The Chaplaincy Team contacted Hospital Management to enquire about availability of the Conference Room to celebrate mass as had occurred at Christmas. This room is used for clinical multi-disciplinary team case conferences with other hospitals (e.g. video link with Galway). “The Conference Room was offered to the Chaplaincy Team but times were unsuitable. Ashes were distributed to staff and patients throughout the hospital by the Chaplaincy Team.“Ash Wednesday Mass will continue to be celebrated each year at the hospital as has been the tradition, when the chapel is operational again following the flood.“Two new chapels have been designed in a partnership between Hospital Management, the Chaplaincy Team and the Hospital Design Team. Building works are scheduled to commence shortly. One chapel has been designed for Catholic worship and the other for other Christian denominations.“This reflects Letterkenny General Hospital’s ongoing commitment to respecting the religious traditions of staff, patients and their families.”HSE DENIES CLAIMS IT REFUSED STAFF MASS ON ASH WEDNESDAY was last modified: March 13th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ash WednesdayLetterkenny General Hospitallast_img read more

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This Donegal All-County League game shows why club calendar has to change

first_imgAn All-County League fixture yesterday in Donegal will surely be held up as an exhibit for why change is needed in the club calendar. There was nothing on the line for Red Hughs or Gaeil Fhánada when their swords were scheduled to cross at Monellan yesterday afternoon.The Gaeil Fhánada reserve team included the senior manager Aidan McAteer, the Reserve manager James Martin and even the club chairman Michael Friel – who netted the Gaeil Fhánada goal in a 1-8 to 2-13 defeat. There were just 11 players for the Gaeil Fhánada warm-up for the senior game, with four reserves having to start the senior game, while Red Hughs had 12 players in their warm-up.“It really puts into perspective how ridiculous it is to be still playing league games this late in the season,” a post on the Gaeil Fhánada Facebook page read.“Our last three games are proof if it was ever needed that leagues need to be wrapped up before championship.“Red Hughs were not near full strength either, but with weddings, work, soccer and people having pre planned commitments, Fanad were absent 14 of their senior panel. “This leaves it incredibly difficult to not only field two teams but also keep our players motivated at this time of year.”11 players for our warmup today (2 x 17 year olds). 4 reserves had to play the full senior game. We had the guts of 40 at training in summer— Michael Sweeney (@michaelfanad) October 29, 2017 Bernard Martin, Seamus Coyle and Patsy Friel played the full games for both the reserve and senior Gaeil Fhánada teams.Red Hughs won the senior fixture 0-12 to 1-8.Red Hughs still have a game to play, against St Naul’s, who could win Division 3 if they defeat Joe Carlin’s men. A win for St Naul’s would take them above Naomh Muire, who have completed their programme of games.League needs to be squared up before championship starts. Simple as.— Michael Sweeney (@michaelfanad) October 29, 2017 Gaeil Fhánada midfielder Michael Sweeney summed up yesterday’s fixture when he tweeted: “A dead rubber game that neither team wanted to play yet could have had a bearing on other sides in the league. Less said the better. “League needs to be squared up before championship starts. Simple as.”This Donegal All-County League game shows why club calendar has to change was last modified: October 30th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:All-County Football LeagueDonegal GAAFanadGaeil FhanadaMichael SweeneyRED HUGHS.last_img read more

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Week-long tiger census begins in Odisha today

first_imgThe Odisha government will employ 900 cameras during its week-long annual tiger census beginning Friday. Both direct and indirect methods will be used to ascertain the status of the big cats in the State.“The week-long census that coincides with the national tiger census will be carried out in all forest divisions. Field officials of all the divisions have been trained for the programme. About 900 cameras have been placed at strategic points from where capturing footage of the big cats would be easier,” Forest and Environment secretary Suresh Mohapatra told reporters here on Thursday.After completion of the week-long census operation, the data will be shared with the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest.Unlike earlier, the State government has brought the entire Similipal Tiger Reserve, which houses the State’s largest tiger population, under the scope of the census. Of the State’s total population of 40 tigers, 29 are stated to be in Similipal. The State forest department officials are hoping for a rise in the tiger population count this year.Earlier on January 19, a dolphin census was conducted across six coastal divisions of the State. The Forest and Environment Department’s wildlife wing pegged the number of endangered Irrawaddy dolphins in the Chilika Lake at 114. The dolphin population in the State has now gone up to 469 compared with 450 in 2015. A total of 307 dolphins have been sighted in the Bhitarakanika National Park. Of these, 108 were Indo-Pacific dolphins and 62 were Indian humpbacks.last_img read more

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Mining lease: Congress to file criminal case against Goa CM, ex-CM

first_imgThe Congress party in Goa will file a criminal case with the Vigilance Department and the police against Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and former Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar for alleged illegalities in the second renewal of mining leases between November 5, 2014 and January 12, 2015.The party will file the cases in the next two days based on the observations and indictment by Supreme Court in its judgement dated February 7, 2018.Addressing a press conference at Congress house on Sunday, the party’s general secretary and spokesperson Adv. Yatish Naik declared that they would will file the cases and demand criminal investigation against the duo for second renewal of 88 mining leases which were eventually scrapped by Supreme Court this year leading to halt in entire iron ore mining and export activity in the State.He said a legal team of the Congress has studied in depth the entire mining lease episode and has come to the conclusion that it was a fraud. Mr. Naik said the Supreme Court in its paragraph 118 of the order dated February 7 had mentioned that the Goa government renewed 88 mining leases hurriedly to circumvent the Mines and Mineral Development regulations (MMDR) Act, when its amendment was on anvil. Further, the State’s was not based on relevant material.The apex court also pointed out that the decision had no statutory interest and was not triggered by mineral development.“The act of the Goa government to renew mining leases was a fraud on mining economy and Goan economy,” he said.“In view of the findings of Congress legal committee and the indicting of the State government by the Supreme Court in its order in quashing the second renewal of 88 mining leases, the Congress has decided to file a complaint and demand criminal investigation against the acts of those who were held of the affairs at that time,” he said.He said the case will be against Mr. Parrikar and Mr. Parsekar who were presiding over the affairs of government when these policy decisions were taken.“We will file the case demanding criminal investigation and pursue it steadfastly and take it to its logical conclusion, Adv Naik reiterated.Goa foundation, an NGO, has already filed a case on this before the Lokayukta accusing the government of causing losses to the tune of ₹1.44 lakh crore. Mr. Parsekar in his affidavit before the Lokayukta has stated that the policy decision to renew mining leases was taken by his predecessor (Mr. Parrikar) although he was a Minister in the government.last_img read more

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