13 Garda recruits due in Donegal reassigned to Galway

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme 13 Garda recruits due in Donegal reassigned to Galway Community Enhancement Programme open for applications By News Highland – November 22, 2018 center_img Pinterest Twitter Previous articleMajor concern in Twin Towns over by-pass proposalsNext articleProgress on Killygordon Sewerage Scheme welcomed News Highland AudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp Concerns over the Garda trainee programme have been raised as its emerged 13 trainees which were due to be stationed in Donegal have been temporarily reassigned.Its understood that assigned tutors are currently based in Donegal but the recruits have instead been stationed in Galway and will not undertake their training alongside their tutor in Donegal until late January.Donegal GRA Representative Brendan O’Connor says this is a clear breach of the training programme and once again highlights the lack of commitment Garda management has for the county:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/oconnor1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

Ag Hall of Fame

first_imgBy Chowning JohnsonUniversity of GeorgiaStephen J. Brannen and William L. Lanier Sr. were inducted intothe GeorgiaAgricultural Hall of Fame Sept. 17 at the University ofGeorgia in Athens, Ga.The two were honored during the UGA College of Agricultural andEnvironmental Sciences Agricultural Alumni Association dinner.Their portraits will be displayed in the CAES Activity Center onthe UGA campus in Athens.Since 1972, the CAES alumni have honored Georgians who havegreatly contributed to agriculture by inducting them into theGeorgia Agricultural Hall of Fame. This year’s event alsorecognized the alumni association’s 50th anniversary.Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin and Georgia FarmBureau President Wayne Dollar were also honored during the event.Steve BrannenBrannen earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UGA and aPh.D. in agricultural economics at North Carolina State. Hereturned to UGA as an assistant county agent. He became anExtension economist, farm management specialist and Extensioneconomics department head. In 1967, he received the agriculturalalumni outstanding teacher award.For more than 27 years, Brannen chaired the UGA division ofagricultural economics. Under his leadership, the division waspresented Farm Credit Banks of Columbia’s Medallion Award. Hereceived a special Georgia Farm Bureau award for hiscontributions to agricultural marketing.Brannen founded the Georgia Agribusiness Council and the GeorgiaSociety of Farm Managers and Appraisers. He published “FarmEconomic Briefs” and contributed to Georgia’s Farm Record Bookand the Farm Income Tax Guide.He was a consultant and advisor for the U.S. Department ofAgriculture, Coastal Plains Regional Commission, Opekasit Inc.,Commodity Credit Corporation, Financial Services Inc. and FarmCredit Banks of Columbia.Brannen is a member of Gamma Sigma Delta, AGHON, AmericanAgricultural Economics Association and International Associationfor Agricultural Economists. He is a charter member and formersecretary, treasurer and president of the Georgia Society of FarmManagers and Rural Appraisers.Bill LanierLanier grew up in Candler County, Ga. He graduated from AbrahamBaldwin Agricultural College and UGA with a bachelor’s degree inagronomy. He was twice named “Who’s Who Among Students inAmerican Universities and Colleges.”As a member of the Georgia Legislature, Lanier wrote more farmand consumer protection legislation than anyone else in Georgia’shistory. He chaired the House Agriculture Committee in 1954-1958and drafted many amendments and legislative acts that have helpedimprove Georgia’s agriculture.Lanier was appointed to the U.S. President’s Consumer AdvisorBoard.He served on advisory boards and in other roles for C&S NationalBank, Southern Boosters, Agriculture Public Relations Committee,Cotton Inc., Tobacco Stabilization Corporation, American FarmBureau, Altamaha-Georgia Southern Area Planning and DevelopmentCommission, Eterna Club, U.S./U.S.S.R. Exchange Team, Boy Scoutsof America, National Cotton Council, Pineland State Bank, CandlerCounty Hospital and the CAES Alumni Association.Lanier was awarded Man of the Year in Georgia Agriculture byProgressive Farmer Magazine. He earned many other honor,including “Mr. Baldwin,” “Georgia Tree Farmer of the Year,””Citizen of the Year” and “Conservation Man of the Year.”Irvin, DollarCAES dean and director Gale Buchanan presented engraved crystaloctagons to Irvin and Dollar to commemorate their distinguishedservice to Georgia agriculture.”Commissioner Irvin and President Dollar have not onlyorchestrated dollars to enhance our teaching, research andextension mission of the college, they have supported our statebudget and legislative requests,” Buchanan said. “And they haveworked behind the scenes to ensure that we remain a productiveland-grant institution.”Buchanan attributed the success of the CAES to the strongpartnership among the college, Farm Bureau and the Department ofAgriculture.Irvin and his wife Bernice fund the Tommy Irvin Scholarship.Through the Department of Agriculture and Georgia SeedDevelopment Commission, he also helped fund an eminent scholar inbiotechnology and seed development. He is already a member of theGeorgia Agricultural Hall of Fame.Through Dollar’s leadership, the Georgia Farm Bureau hassponsored and supported student activities such as Georgia 4-Hand many CAES events.(Chowning Johnson is a student writer with the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

Anthem stands firm in Duke of York

first_imgAnthem Alexander could get her season under way in the Duke of York Clipper Logistics Stakes at York next Wednesday. Eddie Lynam’s speedy filly won the Queen Mary from Tiggy Wiggy at Royal Ascot last year and hasn’t raced since chasing that rival home in the Cheveley Park at Newmarket in September. Her stablemate Gathering Power also in contention for a trip to North Yorkshire. Press Associationcenter_img The unbeaten Lightning Moon could make his Godolphin debut on the Knavesmire. Still in training with Ed Walker, the four-year-old is one of 18 remaining entries for the Group Two over six furlongs. Muthmir, Music Master and the improving Naadirr are likely to be among the main protagonists. The Tim Easterby-trained Mattmu the only other three-year-old engaged. Caspar Netscher, Astaire, who finished runner-up last year, Lucky Kristale and Jack Dexter also remain in the mix. Gammarth also may turn out for French handler Henri-Alex Pantall. Among those taken out were Sole Power, G Force, Hot Streak, who heads to France this weekend, and Aidan O’Brien’s Due Diligence. last_img read more

Kiren Rijiju felicitates World Para Athletics medalists after India’s stellar show

first_img Written By WE RECOMMEND 9 months ago Kiren Rijiju calls for Centre-State joint effort to promote Fit India Movement LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE COMMENT 9 months ago Kiren Rijiju, Minister of Sports sets top-10 Olympics medal-tally deadline for India Suman Ray Lauding the performance of the Indian para-athletes, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju felicitated them for their display in the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai.  While offering the cash prize to the athletes, Sports Minister said, “On behalf of the country, the ministry and the government, we salute you for the show. We have made sure to reward you with the financial support on time. I hope in the future you continue winning medals for the country. We are also looking at ways to improve your training and we’ll extend all possible help.”India records best-ever performanceIt was a stellar show from India, clinching a total of nine medals (2 gold, 2 silver, 5 bronze) and thus, recording their best-ever performance. In addition to the nine medals, India also won 13 quotas for 2020 Paralympic from these championships. India has won a total of 23 quotas for 2020 Paralympics across sports. Gold medalists were given a cash prize of Rs 20 lakhs, Silver medalists Rs 14 lakhs and Bronze medal winners were given Rs 8 lakhs. Sandeep Chaudhary and Sundar Singh Gurjar won the coveted gold medal in the men’s javelin F64 and F46 events respectively.Sundar Singh Gurjar felicitated with Arjuna AwardSandeep set a new world record in F44 with a throw of 66.18 m, while Sundar won his second consecutive World title with a throw of 61.22 m. The felicitation was also special for Sundar as he was presented with the Arjuna Award by the Sports Minister. Due to his professional commitments, he had been unable to attend the function in August. Sumit Antil won a silver in the F64 event with a world record throw of 62.88 m, the F64 Javelin throw event comprised 42,43,44, 61, 62, 63 and 64 categories.READ | Indian boxers win 15 medals, including 5 gold at Asian Youth ChampionshipREAD | CPIM openly supports JNU protest; says Police instigating violenceSharad Kumar won the silver medal in the Men’s High Jump T63 event with a season-best jump of 1.83 m. The bronze medalists included Vinay Kumar Lal – Men’s 400m T44, Yogesh Kathuniya – Men’s Discus Throw F56, Mariyappan Thangavelu – Men’s High Jump T63, Nishad Kumar – Men’s High Jump T47 and Ajeet Singh – Men’s Javelin F46. Vinod Kumar (Men’s Discus Throw F52), Praveen Kumar (Men’s High Jump T64), Rinku Hooda (Men’s Javelin Throw F46) and Ekta Bhyan (Women’s Club Throw F51) also earned quotas for the 2020 Paralympics.READ | Afghans beat defending World T20 champions West Indies 2-1READ | ‘Stay fit and deliver maximum’: Coach Igor Stimac to players center_img 9 months ago Watch: Kiren Rijiju visits Indo-China border at Uttarakhand’s Barahoti FOLLOW US 9 months ago Before CGF meet, Kiren Rijiju wants India’s position on Shooting considered First Published: 18th November, 2019 19:21 IST 9 months ago Rijiju gives cash awards to Wushu World C’ships medalists Last Updated: 18th November, 2019 19:21 IST Kiren Rijiju Felicitates World Para Athletics Medalists After India’s Stellar Show Lauding the performance of the Indian para-athletes, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju felicitated them for their display in the World Para Athletics Championships SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more