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Associated Bus Company Plc (ABCTRA.ng) 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgAssociated Bus Company Plc (ABCTRA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about Associated Bus Company Plc (ABCTRA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Associated Bus Company Plc (ABCTRA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Associated Bus Company Plc (ABCTRA.ng)  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileAssociated Bus Company (ABC) Plc is a leading road passenger transportation company in Nigeria offering a luxury bus service for the discerning traveller. Known as ABC Transport, the company operates a luxury bus service and covers the most important routes between the major towns and cities of Nigeria as well as international travel options in West Africa. Associated Bus Company also owns and operates a budget hotel.  Operations within and outside Nigeria are managed through ultra-modern terminals with comfortable lounges in major cities such as Lagos (Jibowu & Amuwo-Odofin), Aba, Owerri, Port-Harcourt, Abuja, Enugu, Onitsha, Umuahia, Jos, Mbaise, Bolade, and Accra (Ghana). Luxury buses owned and operated by the ABC Bus Company bear the distinguished Reindeer logo which has been adopted to symbolise strength, speed and efficiency. ABC Bus Company was awarded the prestigious title of Best Transporter in Nigeria by the Chartered Institute of Transport. The company consistently wins the National Bus Operator of the Year Award along with other accolades by renowned bodies. Capital Alliance Private Equity (CAPE) has a 30% stake in ABC Transport. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Associated Bus Company (ABC) Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

 

Stolarczyk Residence / Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design

first_img 2007 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/134458/stolarczyk-residence-jonathan-barnes-architecture-and-design Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/134458/stolarczyk-residence-jonathan-barnes-architecture-and-design Clipboard Projects Houses Photographs:  Brad Feinknopf Text description provided by the architects. This project involved the addition to a 1960’s era international Style house, an anomaly in this typical suburban Columbus neighborhood. The existing house, a long white box that sits atop a steep, heavily wooded slope, consists of a first floor and a walk-out basement. The addition includes two kid’s bedrooms and two baths on the first level and an entertainment room on the lower level.Save this picture!© Brad FeinknopfThe addition creates a subtle and seamless continuity with the still contemporary original architecture, adding a right-angle wing to the east end of the house and framing the rear yard and main entry. The new landscaping included terraced lawns and a long, rubble retaining wall, emphasizing this framing. The new rooms are organized along a single-loaded, fully-glazed corridor that connects and aligns with the house’s existing circulation and terminates at a rectilinear outdoor patio just beyond the new structure.  Save this picture!section A full bath located between the two bedrooms features a black mosaic tile floor that continues over the shower half-wall and across the corridor floor. A polycarbonate panel at the shower wall provides borrowed light from the corridor and provides continuity between the two sets of large-scale, wood-framed polycarbonate sliding panels at the bedrooms. These panels allow the two bedrooms to open fully to the corridor, gaining both light and floor area. A half-bath located at the near end of the addition and echoes the minimalist and monochromatic character found elsewhere.Save this picture!© Brad FeinknopfProject gallerySee allShow lessAD Interviews: Steve McDowell / BNIMArticlesDETAIL Magazine: Digital ProcessesArticles Share Stolarczyk Residence / Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design Photographs CopyHouses•Columbus, United Statescenter_img Architects: Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Brad Feinknopf+ 14 Share Year:  “COPY” ArchDaily United States Stolarczyk Residence / Jonathan Barnes Architecture and DesignSave this projectSaveStolarczyk Residence / Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design CopyAbout this officeJonathan Barnes Architecture and DesignOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesColumbusHousesUnited StatesPublished on May 19, 2011Cite: “Stolarczyk Residence / Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design” 19 May 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardDoorsRaynorThermal Sectional Doors – FlexFamily™SinksBradley Corporation USASinks with WashBar Technology – Verge LVQ SeriesExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingStonesCosentinoNon-slip Treatment – Dekton® Grip +Metal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsValflon® Coating in Edmonton Public LibraryWallcovering / CladdingLinvisibileLinvisibile Boiserie and Skirting Systems | OrizzonteMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Paint in Beethoven HausWall / Ceiling LightsEureka LightingCeiling Recessed Lights – OutlineFurnitureFrapontWood Furniture and EquipmentMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

 

Elm House / Peter Braithwaite Studio

first_imgSave this picture!© Julian Parkinson+ 16 Share Area:  2400 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/801451/elm-house-elm Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/801451/elm-house-elm Clipboard Elm House / Peter Braithwaite Studio “COPY” Manufacturers: Maibec, VaproShield, Norwood WindowsSave this picture!© Julian ParkinsonRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. The aim of this project was to redesign and reconstruct the envelope of a dated home in Halifax’s West End. Over the decades this residence was the subject of a number of poorly executed renovations and as a result our team aimed to strip the layers of vinyl and wood cladding back to the original shiplap sheathing and rebuild the exterior of the home with the intention of creating a project that was sustainable in both design and construction practices. Using only the highest quality products, the envelope of this house was rebuilt with wood as the number one material choice. The main house volume was clad in Maibec’s Rabbited Bevel siding with the EM Plus installation system and the front and rear accent volumes were clad in locally sourced rough sawn Hemlock. The final result is a strikingly contemporary residence with a sustainable material palette that will certainly stand the test of time.Save this picture!© Julian ParkinsonSave this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!© Julian ParkinsonProduct Description. – VaproShield- Reveal Shield IT Integrated Tape – A UV stable, black mechanically attached, water resistive vapor permeable air barrier membrane with integrated tape. This product enabled us to achieve the open joint cladding with1x2 rough sawn hemlock on the front and rear volumes of this project.  Save this picture!© Julian ParkinsonProject gallerySee allShow lessNear My [B] / Le SixiemeSelected ProjectsComic Break: “Gift Shopping”Articles Share Houses Photographs:  Julian Parkinson Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada Projectscenter_img ArchDaily Year:  2016 Photographs Canada CopyAbout this officePeter Braithwaite StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentHalifax Regional MunicipalityCanadaPublished on December 16, 2016Cite: “Elm House / Peter Braithwaite Studio” 16 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Elm 住宅 / Elm是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Elm House / Peter Braithwaite StudioSave this projectSaveElm House / Peter Braithwaite Studio Architects: Peter Braithwaite Studio Area Area of this architecture project “COPY”last_img read more

 

US radiothon raises $127,000 online in under 30 hours

first_imgVisit WFAN.  11 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. US radiothon raises $127,000 online in under 30 hours US radio station WFAN’s radiothon has raised $127,000 in online donations in under 30 hours.US radio station WFAN’s radiothon has raised $127,000 in online donations in under 30 hours. More than 1,100 people donated online, resulting in a 187% increase over last year. WFAN’s consultants, Changing Our World, managed the online fundraising campaign, creating a viral e-mail thank you note for donors, reporting on totals throughout the 28.5 hours of the Radiothon, and gathering responses and comments from donors.Blackbaud’s RE:NetDonors was used to manage the secure online gift processing. RE:NetDonors is a suite of Web-based services that enables non-profits to accept online donations, send targeted e-mail appeals and measure the results, offer online event registration and publish online directories. Advertisement Howard Lake | 4 May 2001 | Newslast_img read more

 

Mystery shopping exercise looks at charity responses to Haiti earthquake

first_imgConversion to regular/monthly giving• Charities should develop and execute a follow up communication plan as part of an integrated strategy to convert one-time cash supporters onto regular/monthly giving.• All communications should focus on capturing details to make conversion to monthly giving easier e.g. Name, address, phone number and email. Offer opt outs rather than opt in to follow up contact.• Constant reinforcement in all communications of the importance and need for regular/monthly giving (linked to the need for long term, sustainable support to the people affected).• Develop integrated channel plan for conversion to monthly giving including email promotion/reinforcement, telephone conversion and mail mop up activity.• Aim to make direct approach to conversion onto regular/monthly giving within 2 months of first cash gift. Speed is key. We know that 2 months is better than 4 months, and so on.• Evaluate the impact of developing a specific regular/monthly giving product for the emergency situation (I.e. sign up for 365 days) along with a well thought out plan for future relationship management and donor care.• Once signed up to a regular/monthly gift, focus on the honeymoon period: the first 30 days after sign up. This is critical to arresting attrition.Long term Strategy• Develop a plan for communicating with non-responders to your regular/monthly giving conversion efforts. Consider how to feed these individuals into the ongoing cash program and look at ways to engage with non financial support. Test using as a prospect file for future conversion activity.• Ensure your organization is well equipped to for the next emergency response. For example, mail and email templates in place, thanking and conversion process agreed.The organisations donated to were:UKActionAid UKBritish Red CrossCAFODCare UKChristian Aid UKIFAWMédecins Sans Frontières UKMerlinOxfam UKPlan UKSave the Children UKUnicef UKWorld Vision UKUSAAmerican Red CrossAmeriCaresCare USAFood for the PoorMercy CorpsMédecins Sans Frontières USAOxfam USASave the ChildrenUSAUnicef USAWorld Food ProgramWorld Vision USASpainActionAid SpainCáritasChristian AidCruz RojaMédecins Sans Frontières SpainMédicos del MundoOxfam SpainPlan SpainSave the Children SpainUnicef SpainAustraliaAustralian Red CrossCare AustraliaChildFund AustraliaMédecins Sans Frontières AustraliaOxfam AustraliaPlan AustraliaSave the Children AustraliaUnicef AustraliaWorld Vision AustraliaCanadaCanadian Feed The ChildrenCanadian Red CrossCare Canadacbm CanadaFree the ChildrenMédecins Sans Frontières CanadaOxfam CanadaPlan CanadaSave the Children CanadaUnicef CanadaWorld Vision Canadawww.paretofundraising.comwww.pellandbales.co.ukPhoto: United Nations Development Programme on Flickr.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Mystery shopping exercise looks at charity responses to Haiti earthquake  44 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fundraising agencies Pareto Fundraising and Pell & Bales have published the findings of their charity ‘mystery shopping’ exercise into the responses to donations to various charities’ appeals in the wake of the Haiti earthquake of January 2010. They made an online donation for the equivalent of US $25 to 52 organisations in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia and Spain about two weeks after the disaster.Over the next two months they analysed the charities’ responses based on the initial experience of giving, the charity’s response time, the quality of the ‘thank you’, whether the charity was proactive in communicating with the donor, and how effective any follow-up was.The agencies found that the initial response was very good, with most charities responding immediately and well to the donations. However, few charities sought to feature individuals’ stories in their updates, and very few asked the donor to consider changing the way they supported, moving perhaps from a one-off gift to a regular, monthly gift.Based on analysis to the end of April, the exercise found that:• 83% of charities responded to the donation the same day with an email confirmation. Every organisation donated to in the USA, Canada and Australia responded on the same day, whereas in the UK 85% managed that. Only 30% of Spanish charities responded the same day: indeed, four of the 10 charities in Spain did not actually process the donation at all!• Ninety two per cent of charities processed the donations. All but three included the words ‘thank you’ within the first acknowledgement email but 10 organisations did not personalize the thank you email at all. It did not mention the donor’s name in the salutation or the body of the email.• Only 29% of charities initially promoted regular/monthly giving, with US nonprofits being the most likely (55% of them) to do so.• Only two charities (both in the UK), used a combination of email, mail and telephone to keep in touch with the donor. Only 21% of organisations used channels other than email to communicate. Nearly a third (31%) of all the charities surveyed did not send any further communication to the donor after the initial thank you.Based on this analysis Pareto Fundraising and Pell & Bales offer the following recommendations for organisations responding to disasters.Initial contact• Charities need to ensure that initial donations receive a speedy response either by auto response or within a short space of time (response in hours, not days).• Initial responses should be personalised and should contain the words ’thank you’.• When landing on a charities website, the disaster should be prominently displayed, with its own separate landing page. All email communications should provide a link straight to that landing page (or microsite).• If the organisation is strategically focusing on regular/monthly gifts, the initial response should promote this and keep it singularly focused.Subsequent contact• Subsequent communications need to be relevant and timely, providing useful and important updates and information demonstrating the impact the donor’s money is having on the ground. That means telling real, human stories.• Real feedback from the field should be provided on a regular basis, in a coherent manner. We should foster opportunities for deeper engagement and understanding of the issues at hand.• Stand out from the crowd. Some of the best examples from this exercise on how to feedback involved inviting donors to teleconferences and webinars to share stories from the field. Advertisementcenter_img Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Giving/Philanthropy Individual giving Research / statistics Howard Lake | 22 June 2010 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

 

Police and intelligence chiefs suspended over phone tap scandal

first_img Reports News RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia Receive email alerts RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America ColombiaAmericas Organisation The authorities yesterday announced the suspension for three months of five senior police and intelligence officials suspected of illegally tapping the phones of journalists, opposition politicians and even government officials. Those sanctioned include the director of intelligence operations and the director of counter-espionage. A third intelligence chief, Gen. Guillermo Chávez Ocaña, the head of the Police Intelligence Directorate (Dipol), resigned immediately after the scandal was revealed by defence minister Juan Manuel Santos on 14 May, a day after the weekly Semana published the transcripts of phone taps showing that paramilitary chiefs held in Itagüi prison ran criminal operations from their cells.________________________________16.05.07 – Governments admits illegally tapping journalists’ phone calls for past two yearsReporters Without Borders called today for an explanation from President Alvaro Uribe after defence minister Juan Manuel Santos publicly acknowledged on 14 May that the national police has been illegally tapping the phone calls of government officials, opposition members and journalists for the past two years.“Spying on phone calls is unworthy of a democratic state,” the press freedom organisation said. “It violates basic freedoms that are guaranteed by the constitution and the principle of the confidentiality of sources, without which journalists cannot function. Resignations are not enough. We call on President Uribe to say whether or not he was aware of what was going on. If he was, he should explain himself to congress. If he was not, then part of the state apparatus was out of control and needs to be thoroughly overhauled.”The defence minister issued his statement after the newspaper Semana published details of recordings showing that crimes were planned from Itagüí prison, where a number of paramilitary chiefs are detained. Santos said he learned of the taps on 13 May, when he was given information about imprisoned paramilitaries who are still active, as well as phone numbers of certain journalists, parliamentarians and government officials. One of the recorded phone conversations involved journalist Claudia Gurisatti of the privately-owned RCN television station and Carlos Gaviria, the president of the Democratic Pole, a left-wing opposition group.After originally saying no government department had carried out the recordings, the authorities admitted that the Police Intelligence Directorate (Dipol) had recorded some calls and monitored the media. Dipol director Guillermo Chaves offered his resignation, which was accepted.National police director Jorge Daniel Castro has been fired and replaced. Eleven other national police generals have also been dismissed. Santos said the officials who tapped the calls have not yet been identified but promised that they would be. News to go further April 27, 2021 Find out more May 13, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Colombia 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies ColombiaAmericas June 26, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police and intelligence chiefs suspended over phone tap scandal RSF_en Reporters Without Borders calls for an explanation from President Álvaro Uribe after defence minister Juan Manuel Santos admitted on 14 May that the intelligence services of the national police have been illegally tapping journalists’ phone calls for the past two years. News Help by sharing this information October 21, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

 

The power of community delivered through radio

first_imgNewsThe power of community delivered through radioBy Alan Jacques – April 23, 2021 90 Advertisement Previous articleWATCH: Padraig Kelleher discusses upcoming Limerick GAA Club Cycling Challenge for PietaNext articleTEAM: O’Mahony returns as Munster name team for Leinster in Rainbow Cup opener Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print WhatsApp Pat Foley receiving a donation from Lewis Ferguson on behalf of Limerick City Community Radio.“COMMUNICATION leads to community, that is to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing”.Those perceptive words from American psychologist and author Rollo May have certainly struck a chord with Limerick City Community Radio (LCCR) and the people they serve.Pat Foley, a proud Moyross man and retired chef from iconic restaurants like the Railway Hotel and Bobby Byrnes, now hosts his own show on LCCR, which is a not-for-profit organisation supported by Wired FM, Limerick Enterprise Development Partnership (LEDP), the Community Radio Forum of Ireland (CRAOL) and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI).Pat’s show gives the public an opportunity to listen to a station which they have wholeheartedly contributed to, and which is run by volunteers.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Thirteen-year-old Lewis Ferguson, a student from Coláiste Chiaráin in Croom, was recently given the opportunity by Pat to get a look behind the scenes on how a radio show is broadcast.“Lewis was thrilled to be given the opportunity to present some of the show.  Something that he would not have been able to accomplish in the past 12 months,” said Lewis’ mum Jeannette Ferguson, who works at the Department of Media and Communication Studies at Mary Immaculate College.“Since the first lockdown in 2020, things had been incredibly tough on Lewis and his fellow classmates from Patrickswell National School who were unable to finish a crucial year at primary school before moving on to post primary level.“As a new adventure lay ahead, there also came a fear, a fear of the unknown. Was there going to be another Covid outbreak?  Will I make new friends? Will I fit in?  What if I get sick?  These were all thoughts swarming around in his then 12-year-old head,” she explained.After Christmas arrived and Covid numbers increased, so did the teenager’s fear of the virus.“News then broke in early new year that school would not be returning for the foreseeable future, and then a drowning feeling of isolation set in. He was neither equipped or prepared for the online learning environment, meeting classes online or attending live session.“Then a pattern emerged, missed classes, lack of engagement, no work being submitted. Not a good place for a 12-year-old to be in.“Lack of sport interaction, living in a rural location, all played a major part of losing his identity. His birthday came and went, he was lost not being able to celebrate the official ‘teenager’ with all his buddies, and toughest of all, not having seen his grandmother since December 2019 due to Covid. She was always here to see him at birthdays, summer and Christmas,” Jeanette pointed out.“However, thanks to the kindness and generosity of spirit of the people at LCCR something changed.“Big-hearted Pat offered Lewis an opportunity to step outside his isolation bubble, and gave him an interest in something other than school or online learning. He gave him hope.“I heard our son laugh, enjoy what he was doing and not be afraid to do it, and his confidence grew. The more his confidence grew, the more I could hear him coming back to his old self. “Last week saw Lewis moving to a brand new school campus.  We are hoping that the sense of excitement will carry him through to the end of term. “As a token of his appreciation, Lewis gave a donation to Pat to help the station keep up the good work that is being shared with the community”.center_img Linkedin Twitter Email Facebooklast_img read more

 

Texas GOP Rep. Wright, who battled health issues, dies at 67

first_imgLocal NewsStateUS News WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Twitter Previous articleAtlético concedes late, misses chance to increase its leadNext articlePGT Innovations, Inc. to Release Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2020 Results and host Conference Call on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Digital AIM Web Support TAGS  Twitter Pinterestcenter_img FILE – In this Nov. 15, 2018 file photo, U.S. Rep. Ron Wright, R-Texas, walks to a session during member-elect briefings and orientation on Capitol Hill in Washington. Wright, the Texas Republican who had battled health challenges over the past year including lung cancer treatment died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, more than two weeks after contracting COVID-19, his office said Monday, Feb. 8. He was 67. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Rep. Ron Wright of Texas, who had lung cancer and was hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19 last month, has died, his office said Monday. He was 67. Wright died Sunday, spokesman Matt Langston said. He said he didn’t know the cause of death, but the two-term congressman and his wife, Susan, had been admitted to a Dallas hospital in the previous two weeks after contracting COVID-19. Wright announced shortly after being sworn in for a new term that he had tested positive for the coronavirus. He was also hospitalized last year over treatment for lung cancer complications. “Despite years of painful, sometimes debilitating treatment for cancer, Ron never lacked the desire to get up and go to work, to motivate those around him, or to offer fatherly advice,” his office said in a statement. Wright is the first sitting member of Congress to die after contracting COVID-19. In December, an incoming Republican member of the U.S. House, Luke Letlow of Louisiana, died of complications related to the virus only days before the 41-year-old would have been sworn into office. Wright had said he tested positive for COVID-19 after coming into contact with an infected person, and he described his early symptoms as minor and said he would quarantine. Langston said Wright never received a vaccination and was believed to have contracted the virus in Washington after he returned in early January for the swearing-in ceremony. Another Texas member of Congress, Republican U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, also announced that she had tested positive around that time. Langston said Susan Wright was discharged from the hospital before her husband’s death. “He emulated the very best of America, and we were fortunate to have had the opportunity to call him a colleague and a friend,” House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy said. President Joe Biden called Wright “a fighter who battled bravely against both cancer and COVID-19, diseases that our nation will continue working tirelessly every day to defeat in the memory of all those we have lost.” Similar tributes rolled in, including from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who mentioned the broader toll of the pandemic. “As we grieve Congressman Wright’s passing, Members of Congress are united in sorrow and pray for the families and loved ones of the over 460,000 Americans who have been killed by the vicious coronavirus. Each death is a tragedy that breaks our hearts and demands strong, urgent action,” Pelosi said in a statement. Wright was among the 147 Republicans in Congress who voted to reject President Joe Biden’s electoral victory. He was a longtime city councilman in Arlington, Texas, and won reelection to his House seat by 9 percentage points last year. Wright had represented the 6th Congressional District in the Dallas-Fort Worth area since 2018. A special election will be called to fill his seat. Facebook Texas GOP Rep. Wright, who battled health issues, dies at 67 WhatsApp Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

 

Delays in Moville Community College building deemed unacceptable

first_img Previous articleRenewed hope for progress of Three School CampusNext articleDonegal Deputy calls for rent tax relief News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Google+ Delays in Moville Community College building deemed unacceptable AudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – May 14, 2019 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img Pinterest The Department of Education has been criticised over the continuous delays in progressing a new building for Moville Community College.Local election candidate Marie Duffy says it is totally unacceptable that the college has been waiting 15 years now for a new permanent building to replace the existing prefabs.The Department of Education has devolved the delivery of the new building to Donegal ETB.Ms Duffy says what is needed is immediate progress for the project to proceed to build stage:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/duffy1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

 

Large family gathering cause of Covid spike in Donegal

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Large family gathering cause of Covid spike in Donegal By News Highland – December 17, 2020 Twitter Google+ Google+ Previous articleMcKinley and Donnolly take over Derry HurlersNext articleTaoiseach restricting movements pending Covid test result News Highland WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Community Enhancement Programme open for applications center_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A family setting, involving a large gathering of people has been cited as the reason for the recent spike in Covid-19 cases in Donegal. 53 new infections were reported in the county yesterday with the 14 day incidence rate also increasing to 245.6.The Director of Public Health in the North West Dr Anthony Breslin has also confirmed that there have been a few small family outbreaks in Donegal in recent days.Ahead of the holiday period Dr Breslin is warning people to keep their guard up and adhere to the guidelines.He also says serious concern remains over the high Covid figures reported in neighbouring Northern Ireland:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/breslin1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApplast_img read more