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Breaking: Frank McBrearty on verge of quitting Fine Gael

first_imgNewly elected Fine Gael county councillor Frank McBrearty is on the verge of quitting the party, according to sources close to the Raphoe man.McBrearty was elected to the Stranorlar Municipal District Authority just three days ago.The 50-year old is blaming internal pressure and claims he is being ‘bullied’ by other members of the party. He has told sources that he is seriously considering quitting the party.The source told Donegal Daily that McBrearty is also considering co-opting his wife onto the council.McBrearty was an Independent councillor but stood for Fine Gael in the latest election.The source said “Frank wanted to come in and work hard for his community and for Fine Gael. But he claims that certain sections of the party are doing their damndest to work against him. “He claims there is a personal campaign to force him out of the party and he said he simply cannot work with Fine Gael under these conditions.“He wants to quit and will make his decision shortly. He just doesn’t want to work with people who are working against him.”Breaking: Frank McBrearty on verge of quitting Fine Gael was last modified: June 1st, 2019 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:Fine GaelFrank McBreartyquitlast_img read more

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Oakland A’s to play Big League Weekend in Las Vegas

first_img What A’s winter ball performances can tell us about the second base race There will be baseball in Las Vegas again.The A’s announced on Tuesday that the Las Vegas Ballpark, home of the A’s triple-A affiliate Las Vegas Aviators, will host two 2-game series during spring training.The Cleveland Indians will play the A’s twice from February 29 and March 1. The Chicago Cubs will play the Cincinnati Reds in a two-game series on March 7 and 8.Related Articles …last_img

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Telling our African stories

first_imgThe launch of African Independent, by Independent Media, diversifies the media landscape by offering a space to tell stories for Africans, by Africans. Jovial Rantao heads up the editorial team, and he says it is his “big African baby”. African Independent, launched on 28 August 2015 in Cape Town, plans to tell unique African stories. (Image: Screengrab via YouTube)• Research backs up South Africa’s good story• The Conversation goes live in Africa• South Africa’s living democracy• African history gets animation treatment• Triggerfish and Disney join forces to develop African talent Priya Pitamber“For far too long now our African stories have been told by Europeans, by Americans,” said the editor of the African Independent, Jovial Rantao. “Now through the African Independent, we can tell our own stories… for Africans, by Africans.”He spoke at the launch of Independent Media’s latest offering, held in Cape Town on 28 August. On its website, it is described as the go-to platform for people interested in Africa.“Our strong round-the-clock online presence ensures that our readers are kept abreast of events on the continent,” states its website. Readers can get “24/7 immediacy on our digital platform as well as insightful, thought-provoking content to reflect upon” in the print edition.“Our print publication is available every Friday, and contains uniquely written African content with emphasis on news, investigations, health, innovation, Brics and sport. It is an African newspaper that covers the continent like no other.”The paper will be produced and distributed in South Africa, as well as in other African states including Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The 48-page tabloid will have a print run of 60 000 copies per week.The African voiceDr Iqbal Survé, Independent Media executive chairman, echoed Rantao. “We need to tell the stories of Africa’s potential and growth. It is time Africa told its own story.“Those involved must have thought I was never going to allow the launch of African Independent because of how I sent them back and forth,” he said.Rantao observed that many African dreams failed because there was no support, so he thanked the team and Survé for their efforts. He described the newspaper as his “big, African baby”.A solid startSurvé said the publication had already secured the bulk of its advertising revenue for the first year, ensuring the publication was self-sustainable. “Then in the second year, it will be profitable and in the third, super profitable.”International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane attended the launch, where she congratulated the Independent Media group. “We should not be waiting for the likes of AFP for news about our own country, our own continent,” she said.“This is a welcome innovation for the country and the continent. Africa’s time is now.” The newspaper will be distributed in South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. (Image: Screengrab via YouTube)Excitement aboundsCongratulations and messages of support have been posted on social media.“Congratulations guys!” wrote Phalane Motale on its Facebook page. “This is really historic and proof that South Africa is in Africa. Together we are going to make it work!”‎Margaret Piecenyana said it was quite an achievement and David Buzzard wished them luck. “If things don’t work out for me here, maybe they’ll give me a job,” he joked.Ecstatic moment. Ina Knott (project manager), Jovial Rantao (editor) and Percival Kwong (digital project manager) with…Posted by African Independent on Thursday, August 27, 2015last_img read more

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MOG Music Service Raises $5 Million Round

first_img5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… dana oshiro 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App In an aside at yesterday’s Bandwidth Music Conference, MOG CEO David Hyman mentioned closing a $5 million dollar round of funding with Menlo Ventures. The plucky editorial-based music network offers more than 6000 blog posts per week and an in-depth look at everything from indy to top 40 tracks. The service also offers Rhapsody music integration and a discovery interface with millions more of streaming tracks. ReadWriteWeb caught up with Hyman shortly after his panel to talk about his upcoming plans. center_img Related Posts 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Tags:#music#web last_img read more

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BJP govt. has pushed farmers into acute distress: Hooda

first_imgSetting the tone of the campaign ahead of the State Assembly polls, due in the later half of 2019, former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday accused the Manohar Lal Khattar government of pushing the farmers into acute distress and misleading them.Mr. Hooda was addressing a gathering in Fatehabad’s Tohana as he launched the fourth phase of his ‘Jan Kranti Yatra’.“The BJP government claims to have implemented the recommendations of the Swaminathan Commission and is patting itself on the back after it raised the MSP of paddy to ₹1,750 per quintal and cotton to ₹5,150 per quintal, claiming that farmers are being given 50% profits but that’s far from truth,” said Mr. Hooda.He added that the revised MSP is based only on part of the input costs, not comprehensive costs as suggested by the Swaminathan Commission and added that the Congress would provide 50% profits to farmers on C2 costs.Mr. Hooda alleged that the State government has also failed to deliver on its promises made to the youth of the state. “Before the elections, the BJP had promised to give jobs to youth or give them an unemployment allowance of ₹9,000 per month, they have neither provided the jobs nor the unemployment allowance,” said Mr. Hooda.Power tariffsMr. Hooda said that after returning to power following the elections, the Congress government would provide relief to all sections of the society from rising power tariffs in the State. “The Congress government will provide a 50% reduction in the power tariffs after the elections,” he said, adding that the BJP government is solely responsible for the poor condition of power supply in the State.Mr. Hooda accused the government of failing to control the rise of the drugs menace in Haryana. “The State government has failed to maintain law and order. It was a matter of shame for all of us that Haryana has become the number one State in the country for crime against women. The situation has become so bad that the police have stopped registering cases and the horrible case in Panchkula is the latest example,” he said.Mr. Hooda took on the Indian National Lok Dal, accusing it for being hand-in-glove with the BJP government. “INLD’s agitation against the BJP is a sham and it would not make any impact, even if they continued to agitate for 50 years.”last_img read more

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Tripura CM backs Shahs one nation one language call

first_imgAgartala: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has supported Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s call for ‘one nation, one language’ and said he didn’t believe English language was the only key to development. Addressing a function here on Monday, the Chief Minister said, “There are examples of successful countries, like Japan, Russia, Germany and France, which grew without the help of English.” Those who couldn’t speak English should not be belittled as it was not the only factor to attain success in life, the Chief Minister said. Shah said on Saturday a common language would become “the mark of India’s global identity.” Speaking at a function on the occasion of “Hindi Diwas”, Shah urged people to use Hindi more often to help fulfil dreams of Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel of ‘one nation, one language’.last_img read more