Gardai were forced to seal off Letterkenny Main Street in the early hours of Sunday morning following a bomb scare.Letterkenny Main Street had to be sealed off.It followed a phonecall that a device had been left at a premises in the town.The street was closed off as Gardai checked premises. The incident was later found to be a hoax call and the Main Street was reopened. LETTERKENNY MAIN STREET SEALED OFF AFTER BOMB SCARE was last modified: September 1st, 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:bombscaredonegalGardaihoaxLETETRKENNY
CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceOAKLAND — The Raiders secured a much-needed first win of the season Sunday against the Browns, and they might’ve kept their season alive in the process.Down 14 in the second half, Derek Carr guided the Raiders to a six-point fourth-quarter lead, only for the Browns to grab their own eight-point advantage with under two minutes remaining. The Raiders forced overtime on a Jared Cook touchdown and Jordy Nelson two-point …
SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants still are scuffling to score runs, but Johnny Cueto delivered another pitching performance that made everyone feel better.Cueto pitched his second straight scoreless start since returning from Tommy John surgery last summer, and the Giants closed out their homestand with a 2-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Sunday.The Giants have scored just seven runs the past four games, but they took two of three from the National League’s worst team as they embark on a trip …
13 July 2012 The Nelson Mandela Legacy Bridge currently under construction at Nelson Mandela’s birthplace, Mvezo village in the Eastern Cape, is set to attract tourists while improving access to basic services in the area, says Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti. Nkwinti, who accompanied President Jacob Zuma to the official launch of the Nelson Mandela Legacy Bridge at the Mbashe River, said the name of the bridge would be a drawcard for tourists. When complete, the bridge will link the Mvezo and Ludondolo villages – near to Mthatha in the Eastern Cape province – and the N2 highway. It is a R123-million infrastructure project which forms part of the government’s Comprehensive Rural Development Programme, as well as the countrywide infrastructure drive announced by President Jacob Zuma in his State of the Nation address in February this year. The project was launched in July 2010, and construction on the 140-metre long and 12-metre wide bridge is expected to be completed in March next year.Addressing government priority areas “There will be interest among tourists to learn about Nelson Mandela’s birthplace,” Nkwinti said. “The bridge will also attract more schools to visit the area as more schools are keen to learn about Madiba’s birthplace.” Mvezo Museum is already operational, but it is not easily accessible. Nkwinti said once the bridge was completed, tourists would have access to the museum, which displays Mandela’s legacy. Schools would also have a chance to initiate activities such as cultural dances, arts and crafts, which could be sold to tourists. “Stimulation of tourism in the area is likely to result in the creation of businesses in the tourism sector locally and in the province as a whole,” Nkwinti said. “There will be restoration of self-esteem to both Mvezo and Ludondolo residents as they will no longer be subjected to an embarrassing and inconveniencing situation of removing their clothes whenever they need to cross the Mbashe River in their attempt to access basic services such as schools and clinics.” Government priority areas such as job creation, access to education, health services and local economic development would also be addressed through construction of the bridge, he said. Transport would be positively affected too, as the taxi industry agreed to extend their services to the villages of Ludondolo and Mvezo once the tarred road and bridge were complete. President Zuma said the distance to Qunu village, where Madiba now lives, would be radically shortened thanks to the bridge. “Many visitors, both from our country and abroad, who wish to visit the birthplace of this world icon, will be able to do so by branching off from the national road and travelling a relatively short distance on a new road, thus turning Mvezo potentially into a major tourist attraction,” Zuma said. There are also plans for the construction of the Nelson Mandela Science and Technology High School in Mvezo.‘Creating a more employable workforce’ The construction of the bridge has resulted in the improvement of job creation and skills development in the area as workers have been trained in steel fixing, bricklaying, paving and carpentry – skills that Zuma said would make them employable in future. “I have no doubt that the skills acquired during the bridge and road building process will enable these workers to become more employable in the future, and to access jobs elsewhere even after the completion of the project, and these workers will themselves have easier access to nearby towns,” said Zuma. The Rural Development and Land Reform Department has purchased a brick-making machine which is being used to manufacture bricks during the construction of the bridge. Once the bridge and road construction projects are completed, the department will hand over the brick-making machine to the trained workers to set up a brick-making enterprise. Source: SANews.gov.za
The Reserve Bank and the National Treasury form the monetary authority in South Africa. The Bank has a significant degree of autonomy in terms of SA’s Constitution, although it holds regular consultations with the minister of finance.The Reserve Bank has a significant degree of autonomy in terms of South Africa’s Constitution. (Image: SARB, via Flickr)Brand South Africa reporterThe South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and the National Treasury (the Ministry of Finance) together constitute the monetary authority in South Africa.South Africa’s central bank was established in 1921 in terms of a special Act of Parliament.FunctionsThe primary object of the South African Reserve Bank is to protect the value of the currency in the interest of balanced and sustainable economic growth in the Republic.The SARB acts as the central bank for the country and its banking institutions, is co- responsible for formulating South Africa’s monetary policy, and is largely responsible for implementing this policy.The Reserve Bank has a significant degree of autonomy in terms of South Africa’s Constitution and performs its functions independently, although it holds regular consultations with the minister of finance.The SARB sees it as essential that South Africa has a growing economy based on the principles of a market system, private and social initiative, effective competition, and social fairness. It recognises the need to pursue balanced economic policies that enhance both development and growth.The Bank is managed by a board of 14 directors representing commerce, finance, industry and agriculture. Seven directors are elected by the Bank’s shareholders. The President of South Africa appoints the governor, three deputy governors and three other directors to the board.The SARB’s management, powers and functions are governed by the South African Reserve Bank Act of 1989.Monetary policyThe Reserve Bank implements South Africa’s monetary policy and regulates the supply (availability) of money by influencing its cost.Monetary policy is set by the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee, which works within a flexible inflation-targeting framework.The Bank undertakes national and international transactions on behalf of the state, and acts for the government in transactions with the International Monetary Fund.The Bank is the custodian of the greater part of South Africa’s gold and other foreign exchange reserves.SubsidiariesThe Reserve Bank controls the South African Mint Company, and issues banknotes printed by the South African Bank Note Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bank.Find out moreVisit the Reserve Bank’s website, where you will find information on legislation, the bank’s mandate, monetary policy, inflation targeting and reserves management.Also see our article on South Africa’s National Treasury, or visit the National Treasury’s website.Reviewed: 28 January 2013Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest While some growers in the northern part of the State were able to begin planting due to warmer weather, most growers throughout the rest of the State continued to delay planting as their fields were too wet for planting activities, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 2.8 day suitable for fieldwork for the week ending May 22nd. While corn and soybean planting progress moved somewhat, both are behind the five year averages. There were frosts early in the week, which raised concern about damage to wheat, fruit, and vegetables, as well as the emerged early planted corn and soybeans. Emerged corn is looking yellow and stressed, and some will need to be replanted if the weather cooperates. Hay fields were being chopped across the state, though much of it for haylage, as conditions made it too difficult for dry hay baling. Other activities included tillage, spraying, and fertilizer application.Read the entire report here
Cycling Team Sky slow to see the light after Jiffy bag tale’s dark corners news William Fotheringham Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Support The Guardian The DCMS report concluded in March that Team Sky had “crossed an ethical line” in their use of the powerful drug. Wiggins, Freeman and Team Sky have all categorically denied cheating and insist the package contained a legal decongestant.Now in an interview with BBC Sport, Freeman reiterated that he, Wiggins and Team Sky never “crossed the line”. Asked if he ever “flirted with the line” or sat in a “grey area that falls somewhere between the rules and cheating”, he replied: “Never.”Freeman, who resigned as British Cycling’s head doctor last year, said he did not appear at the select committee because of a “breakdown” brought on by the investigations.He said: “I went down to the select committee the day before, but that’s when unfortunately I had a breakdown and it was the final straw. I found the investigation, initially by the newspapers and then by Ukad, very stressful. I suffered from a major depressive illness.“You lose all your energy for life, you can’t sleep, you feel helpless, hopeless, worthless, guilty about all sorts of things … you can have suicidal thoughts.” Asked if he had experienced suicidal thoughts, Freeman replied: “Yes.”The select committee report also quoted an anonymous source who claimed that Team Sky’s principal, David Brailsford, and the former Team Sky coach Shane Sutton, who succeeded Brailsford as technical director at British Cycling, “had put a great deal of pressure” on Freeman and that Sutton had “constantly bullied” the doctor.“When I first met Dave Brailsford he said to me: ‘I am never going to ask you to cross the line.’ That never changed and he never bullied me,” Freeman said. Topics Reuse this content Share on Pinterest Team Ineos Share on Twitter … we have a small favour to ask. 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We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage Since you’re here… Share via Email Share on LinkedIn “Shane was different. Initially you try and appease a bully but ultimately you’ve got to stand up to the bully, and that’s what I did. I was bullied in lots of different ways. But I was never bullied to give medication by Shane.”In response, Sutton said: “I have always supported Richard through his many personal problems during his time at BC. I think you will find no reference to bullying in his book.”Meanwhile, Team Sky told BBC Sport: “These historical matters from 2011 have been the subject of extensive scrutiny and we have nothing further to add. All of our focus is on the Tour de France, which starts on 7 July.”• In the UK, Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123 or email [email protected] In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is 13 11 14. Other international suicide helplines can be found at www.befrienders.org. The former Team Sky doctor at the centre of the Jiffy bag affair said he had a “major depressive illness” before withdrawing from giving evidence to MPs investigating doping in sport.Dr Richard Freeman did not appear at the digital, culture, media and sport (DCMS) committee last year, citing ill health, after being summoned over his involvement in a package given to Sir Bradley Wiggins after the Critérium du Dauphiné in 2011. He replied in writing but did not appear in person before the parliamentary inquiry.The UK Anti-Doping Agency spent 14 months investigating allegations that the package contained triamcinolone, a banned corticosteroid. In November 2017 Ukad closed its investigation, saying it was unable to prove or disprove that it contained a banned substance because of missing medical reports. Read more Read more