McCrossan condemns Strabane abduction

first_imgHomepage BannerNews A West Tyone MLA has completely condemned the the abduction of a 22-year-old man late last night in Strabane.Police say the man was walking in the Carlton Drive area at around 11 o’clock last night when a grey van pulled up alongside him.He was pulled inside the vehicle, where his abductors placed a hood over his head, and tied his hands and feet.The van was then driven some distance out of the town before stopping. At that point, police say a vicious assault was carried out on the victim by a number of men.The man sustained some serious injuries during this ordeal including a large gash to the head and a suspected broken arm.West Tyrone MLA Daniel McCrossan has appealed to anyone with information to come forward:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleOrthopaedic patients are suffering because of bed shortage- O’RourkeNext articleFinn Harp’s v Cork City live on RTE Television News Highland Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest Twitter McCrossan condemns Strabane abductioncenter_img Pinterest Google+ By News Highland – August 11, 2017 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Trey Anastasio’s Ghosts Of The Forest Tour Culminates At Berkeley’s Greek Theatre [Photos]

first_imgMuch like the rest of the brief tour, Ghosts of the Forest stuck to their tried and true setlist, delivering an emotional, guitar-heavy, psychedelic performance of the grief-inspired new material. Below, you can check out a gallery of photos from the final night of Ghosts of the Forest tour courtesy of photographer Matthew Rea.Related: Trey Anastasio’s Ghosts Of The Forest Wrap East Coast Tour With Emotional Show At NYC’s United Palace [Review]While Ghosts of the Forest is now in the rearview, there’s plenty coming up for Trey and company. Next weekend, the full Trey Anastasio Band will return to the stage after more than a year away with sold-out performances in New Haven, CT (4/27) and Brooklyn, NY (4/28, 4/29). TAB will also perform as part of the Tribeca Film Festival premiere event for a new documentary about Trey, Between Me & My Mind, at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on Friday, April 26th.In addition, Trey Anastasio Band (which features Ghosts of the Forest members Ray Paczkowski, Tony Markellis, and Jennifer Hartswick) will mount a run of shows in late May before Trey and Ghosts of the Forest drummer Jon Fishman turn their attention back to their main project for Phish‘s 2019 summer tour, beginning with a two-night run at St. Louis, MO’s Chaifetz Arena on June 11th and 12th. For a full list of upcoming dates, head here.Ghosts of the Forest | The Greek Theatre | Berkeley, CA | 4/20/19 | Photos: Matt Rea Load remaining images On Saturday night, Trey Anastasio and his new Ghosts of the Forest project rounded out their brief maiden voyage with a performance at the William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA. The performance featured an opening set from Khruangbin, marking just the second night of the tour with a supporting act following Friday’s Yo La Tengo-supported performance at L.A.’s Greek Theatre.last_img read more

No licenses needed to import medical equipment, protective gear until June: Trade Ministry

first_imgThe Trade Ministry has issued a regulation to temporarily scrap all requirements for importing protective gear and medical equipment to reverse the shortages of such items used to treat COVID-19 patients and prevent further spread.The ministry said in statement on Tuesday that importers would no longer need surveyors reports (LS) from the originating countries or ports and would meet no port entry restrictions until June 30. Shipment would now only need a bill of loading.”We hope that the issuance of the Trade Ministry regulation can accelerate the entry of medical tools needed during the COVID-19 pandemic so that the availability of tools is fulfilled and there are no shortages,” Trade Minister Agus Suparmanto said.As the only few requirements for such products have been scrapped through the new regulation, licensing is no longer needed to import them. The regulation applies to face masks, medical attire, gloves and various pieces of medical equipment.The ministry’s effort is intended to help Indonesia’s health workers, doctors and nurses who have been treating COVID-19 cases since mid-February despite many of them having inadequate protection. The Indonesian Medical Association (IDI) announced over the weekend that five doctors had died of the illness, in addition to a nurse who died of COVID-19 on March 12.Meanwhile, fears over the coronavirus’ spread has caused face mask prices to skyrocket as uncontrolled buying and hoarding have resulted in scarcity. Manufacturers have also been allegedly caught inflating prices by stockpiling supplies.The regulation follows a recent presidential decree that compels the government to ease imports of products needed to handle COVID-19 cases.The ministry previously banned exporting face masks, hand sanitizer, protective medical gear and raw materials used for health products through Trade Ministry Regulation No. 23/2020 to ensure a sufficient domestic supply.”The availability of affordable medical devices and personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic is believed to be able to support the government’s efforts to break the chain of virus spread,” the minister concluded.IDI chairman Ilham Oetama Marsis said in a statement sent to The Jakarta Post on Thursday that temporarily removing import licensing requirements was needed in the current emergency. However, he said if “we fail [to handle COVID-19] with conservative policies, there are no other choices than executing a lockdown”. Under such conditions, Indonesia has to prepare enough isolation rooms, medical equipment and secondary medications. Major business players are split over the idea of a lockdown to slow the spread of the highly contagious COVID-19, but seem to support President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s push to limit face-to-face interactions by having people work, study and worship from home.The number of COVID-19 cases in Indonesia quadrupled within a week, jumping from 172 positive diagnoses on March 17 to 790 on Wednesday. The number of deaths was 58, with the disease spreading to at least 24 of the country’s 34 provinces.Topics :last_img read more

Merry Christmas!

first_imgMerry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the ole coach!  I will resume Huddle Up on January 2, 2014.  Have a great holiday!last_img

EPL clubs lost £600m in season before virus, says report

first_img Loading… Premier League clubs made a combined loss of £600 million in the 2018⁄19 season, even before suffering the financial pain of the coronavirus pandemic, a report revealed on Tuesday. Chelsea and Everton combined to lose more than £200 million in the 2018/19 season Analysis from football finance experts Vysyble shows the 20 clubs in the English top-flight combined to post the huge loss despite record revenues of £5.15 billion ($6.6 billion) The financial impact of COVID-19 is set to have a huge impact on the Premier League, even if plans to complete the current season behind closed doors go smoothly. Premier League sides face paying a reported £330 million to broadcasters in rebates as matches could not be completed on schedule. An estimated £126 million could also be lost in matchday income from gate receipts and hospitality. “The COVID-19 virus is not the cause of football’s financial distress. It is merely the accelerant on what our data has very clearly and very correctly identified as a much longer-term problem,” said Vysyble director Roger Bell. “The 2018⁄19 numbers are a disturbing and profoundly worrying financial outcome from England’s senior football divisions and is symptomatic of the deeper issues with the overall financial model.” Wage costs for Premier League clubs have risen to £3.12 billion. Everton posted alarming losses of £111 million, while Chelsea’s failure to qualify for the Champions League saw the Blues lose £96 million. Read Also: Manchester City confirm Juanma Lillo appointment Four Championship clubs have yet to release their full 2019 accounts, but the second tier of English football has so far combined for economic losses of £307 million. The final economic loss total for all 24 EFL Championship clubs is expected to be at least £350 million. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Yet the most worrying sign for the future financial health of the league may come from Tottenham. Spurs posted a league-high profit of £68.6 million for the 2018⁄19 season on the back of a run to the Champions League final. But the London club announced last week they had borrowed £175 million from the Bank of England. They fear they could lose £200 million over the next year due to the loss of matchday income, cancellation of non-football events such as NFL matches and concerts and rebates owed to broadcasters. “Our data has consistently demonstrated that football has been the master of its own misfortune with an over-reliance on TV revenues, staff cost-to-revenue ratios regularly in excess of safe operating limits (UEFA guidance recommends 70 per cent) and a failure to recognise key financial dynamics and trends,” added Bell. The economic outlook for the Championship is also bleak.last_img read more

La Liga: Messi’s Release Clause of £624m Must Be Paid

first_imgSpain’s top-flight competition La Liga now says it will not de-register the player unless the clause is met.“In compliance with the applicable rule, La Liga will not approve a request to be de-registered as a player with the Spanish football federation, unless the amount in the release clause has been paid,” the body said in a statement.Messi was due at Barcelona’s training ground at 10.15am local time on Sunday but did not attend.The player’s lawyers plan to exercise a clause in his four-year contract, signed in 2017, which would have allowed him to leave the club for free if he had requested to do so by 10 June.They will argue that date, nominally the end of the season, is now irrelevant after the coronavirus delays that led to the season’s extension and the team playing deep into August.Meanwhile, Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng said at the weekend that he could see problems between Messi and Barcelona even before their stunning Champions League quarter-final victory.Barca suffered one of the worst defeats in their entire history at the hands of Bayern in Europe last season.Hansi Flick’s men knocked them out of the Champions League at the last eight stage, winning 8-2 in a one-off knockout tie in Lisbon.The humiliating result cost Quique Setien his job, and compounded a miserable campaign for Barca which saw them fail to win a trophy for the first time since 2007-08.Ex-Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman has been brought in to oversee a squad rebuild, with wholesale personnel changes expected ahead of the new season. One unexpected name on the list of potential outgoings at Camp Nou is Messi, who submitted a formal transfer request last week.The Argentine has been vocal on Barca’s failings in Europe in recent years, and was also critical of the team’s level following their La Liga defeat to arch-rivals Real Madrid in July.The loss to Bayern pushed Messi to his limit, with the 33-year-old now seeking to activate the release clause in his contract which allows him to leave on a free transfer.Boateng insists he could see that the Barca superstar’s patience was wearing thin before coming up against him in the Champions League, which Bayern went on to win by beating Lyon and Paris Saint-Germain. “You noticed in advance that there was drama between Messi and Barcelona,” the German defender told Bild.Messi has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester City, where his former mentor Pep Guardiola is currently plying his trade, and Boateng can see a final deal coming to fruition due to their past relationship.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The 700m euros (£624m) release clause in Lionel Messi’s Barcelona contract is still valid, La Liga announced yesterday.Messi, 33, informed the club on Tuesday that he wished to leaveand did not attend a pre-season medical on Sunday.The Argentina forward plans to invoke a clause that would allow him to depart the club for free but Barcelona argue the deadline for that has expired. Lionel Messi last_img read more