Gardais not treating death of woman in Letterkenny as suspicious

first_img Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday 10th JanuaryNext articleDr McKenna Cup Results – Wed 10th Jan News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications By News Highland – January 10, 2018 Gardai say they are not treating the death of a woman whose body was found in a house in Letterkenny as suspicious.The woman, aged in her 50’s body was found on Monday at her home in Brook Court.A post mortem took place this afternoon at Letterkenny University Hospital. WhatsApp News Gardais not treating death of woman in Letterkenny as suspiciouscenter_img Facebook Pinterest Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Facebook Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more

Police shooting of unarmed woman in Connecticut prompts angry protests

first_imgFedorovekb/iStock(NEW YORK) — The shooting of an unarmed woman by two Connecticut police officers who opened fire on a car that she was riding in has prompted angry protests over the incident, which the mayor of New Haven called “police activity gone horribly wrong.”Stephanie Washington, 22, was was shot in the face early Tuesday morning in New Haven when an officer from the neighboring town of Hamden and another from Yale University unleashed a barrage of gunfire on the red Honda Civic that her boyfriend was driving, authorities said.Washington was rushed to a hospital and is expected to survive, officials said. Her boyfriend, Paul Witherspoon III, was not injured in the incident.“I thought I was already dead because he pointed [a gun] right at me,” Witherspoon told ABC affiliate station WTNH-TV in New Haven. “My girlfriend was just yelling like, ‘They shot me! They shot me! They shot!’”The officers involved in the shooting have been identified by authorities as Devin Eaton, a member of the Hamden Police Department, and Terrance Pollock of the Yale University Police Department. Both officers have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation by the Connecticut State Police and the Connecticut State’s Attorney’s Office.On Wednesday, protesters stormed the Hamden Police Department demanding Eaton be fired and for officials to release bodycam video of the shooting. Other protests broke out Wednesday at the scene of the shooting in New Haven and outside the home of Yale President Peter Salovey.“Our relief that the young woman who was shot did not suffer life-threatening injuries must not signal closure, but rather an opening: now is the time for all of us — city residents, their elected leaders, community organizers, and the Yale community — to come together,” Salovey said in a statement.Yale officials released Pollock’s name on Thursday.The shooting unfolded at about 4:20 a.m. on Tuesday after Hamden police responded to a call of an attempted armed robbery at a gas station in Hamden, according to state police.A car matching the description of the one leaving the scene of the attempted robbery was spotted on Dixwell Avenue in New Haven, state police said. This car turned out to be the Civic that Washington and Witherspoon were in. Eaton with help from Pollock blocked the car and the driver exited the vehicle, State Trooper Josue Dorelus told reporters on Tuesday.Both Eaton, who drove up in a police SUV, and Pollock then opened fire. Video from a nearby surveillance camera, obtained by WTNH-TV shows Eaton jumping out of his SUV and firing into the driver’s side door before running down the street. The video does not show Pollack, who was firing in front of the car, authorities said.The video also appears to contradict initial statements from state police that Witherspoon exited the car as soon as the officers stopped him.Pollock, a 16-year police veteran, was grazed by a bullet, but it was unclear if his wound was caused by a ricocheted bullet from his own firearm or from one fired by Eaton.State police said neither Washington nor her boyfriend were armed and no weapons were found in the car.During a news conference on Wednesday, New Haven Mayor Toni Harp said she was “troubled, concerned and, quite frankly, outraged” by the shooting.“This incident betrays police activity gone horribly wrong along the Hamden-New Haven line and now Stephanie [Washington], as well as many residents, her family, her friends, must live with the consequences and resulting uncertainty of what was by every definition an unacceptable response,” Harp said.She said New Haven’s Chief Administrative Officer Sean Matteson and Interim Police Chief Otoniel Reyes would immediately begin working with neighboring law enforcement agencies to create a memorandum of understanding designed to “help guard against anything like this happening again.”“Second, it will help to address the justifiable and now amplified anger, frustration and distrust many residents have regarding the police,” Harp said.Hamden Mayor Curt Leng added, “We need to ensure that justice is done and this demands that we allow the state to complete this investigation then take action.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

UK office and retail vacancies rising at record pace

first_imgShare via Shortlink Brokers think the situation will get worse. (Photo Illustration by The Real Deal, photos via Getty) Vacant office and retail space in the United Kingdom is rising at a pace not seen since at least 1999, when the metrics were first kept.The coronavirus has devastated the two sectors. The number of brokers reporting rising vacancies is the highest since the Great Recession, according to Bloomberg, citing a survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.Around 73 percent of respondents said they see retail vacancies rising, while 54 percent said they see office space emptying. Conversely, about seven in 10 said they see demand rising for industrial space and expect those rents to rise.That’s in line with trends in the U.S., especially in major cities like New York and Los Angeles. Manhattan retail rents sunk to a record low in the fall and office leasing tanked.New deliveries of retail and office space could be contributing to rising vacancy rates in the U.K., but some tenants are simply vacating. London-based serviced-office provider Workspace Group reported that 18 percent of its space was vacant at the end of 2020, up from 10 percent in late June.Giles Hall, an asset manager at Orchard Street Investment Management, said that government intervention has staved off some of the pain.“As the support and protection from debt recovery unwinds, I expect office and retail rents and values to fall further, unfortunately, as the full extent of tenant distress becomes clear,” he said.[Bloomberg] — Dennis Lynch  TagsCommercial Real EstateCoronavirusIndustrial Real EstateRetail Real EstateUnited Kingdomcenter_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

Foraging and provisioning in Antarctic fur seals: interannual variability in time-energy budgets

first_imgThis study examined three competing hypotheses to explain how lactating Antarctic fur seals (Arctocephalus gazella) respond to changes in the level of resource availability. Antarctic fur seals have episodic bouts of suckling (1-3 days), alternating with foraging trips (3-10 days). Foraging time budgets varied significantly (p <.001) among 8 consecutive years at Bird Island, South Georgia. Foraging trip duration increased during periods of relative food shortage. Time spent ashore was more consistent among years than foraging trip duration but declined during a year of particularly low food availability. In 4 of the 8 years, there was a significant positive correlation between time spent ashore and foraging trip duration. In the other years, the relationship was close to statistical significance. Energy delivery to pups during suckling bouts followed an asymptotic power function. Energy gain during foraging trips was estimated from diving behavior, which suggested that the energy gain function was linear. Distance traveled during foraging trips was correlated with foraging trip duration, and long foraging trips were associated with reduced foraging intensity. There was support for the hypothesis that lactating Antarctic fur seals compensate for reduced resources by increasing the foraging trip duration rather than working harder and increasing their energy expenditure. However, there was most support for the hypothesis that lactating Antarctic fur seals adjust time spent ashore as well as foraging trip duration, possibly to maximize the delivery of food to their offspring. Lactation appears to impose constraints on provisioning of offspring that differ from those of seabirds foraging in the same environment and often on the same prey.last_img read more

Sri Lankan Navy Hands Over 4 Indian Fishermen

first_img October 7, 2013 View post tag: Fishermen Back to overview,Home naval-today Sri Lankan Navy Hands Over 4 Indian Fishermen View post tag: over View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: 4 View post tag: Hands View post tag: Lankan View post tag: Indian View post tag: Defense Sri Lankan Navy Hands Over 4 Indian Fishermen View post tag: Navy View post tag: Sri View post tag: Defence The Navy handed over 4 Indian fishermen found in the northern waters of Sri Lanka to Delft Police on 03rd October 2013 for further investigations.Naval troops attached to the Northern Naval Command detected them in an Indian fishing trawler south of Delft.[mappress]Press Release, October 07, 2013; Image: Sri Lanka Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

“READERS FORUM” OCTOBER 27, 2016

first_imgWHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays “READERS POLL” question is: Do you think that newspapers should endorse political canidates?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “I U WOMEN’S -MENS  SWIM AND DIVING TEAMS.BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] County Observer has been serving our community for 15 years.Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribute.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Tesco set to roll out same-day delivery nationwide

first_imgTesco has claimed to be the first retailer to offer nationwide same-day grocery delivery.Following its success at Tesco stores in London and the south east of England, the retailer will roll out the service to more than 300 stores across the UK. The same-day delivery service will come into effect by the end of August.Customers can order by 1pm to have their shopping delivered from 7pm onwards and receive an unlimited number of items. The new service is priced between £3 and £8, but is free for a limited period to members of Tesco’s online delivery membership scheme, Delivery Saver.Same-day delivery will be available for six days a week (Monday to Saturday) for most of the country, but will remain available seven days a week for London and the south east of England.Tesco said its same-day deliveries were proving increasingly popular, with an 18% growth in demand for the service so far this year.“Customers tell us they like getting their shopping delivered quickly and conveniently, and with our same-day delivery service they can now order by lunch to get their shopping delivered for their evening meal,” said Tesco’s managing director Adrian Letts.“We’ve seen the service grow in popularity since we launched it in London and the south east, so we’re really excited to be rolling it out to customers nationwide.”Earlier this year Tesco also extended its Same Day Click & Collect service to 300 locations across the UK.last_img read more

Greggs: trade boosted by improved service and availability

first_imgGreggs has said its new forecasting and replenishment system has boosted product availability for customers.The food-to-go business said trading had benefited from investment in greater product availability and service, reporting total sales up 8.6% in the 13 weeks to 30 September. Like-for-like sales through company-managed shops rose 5% over the period.Greggs said investment in its supply chain was progressing, and that it was focusing on redeveloping its Leeds bakery to consolidate manufacturing of small cakes and muffins. The business is to trial a new supply chain system in two sites ahead of broader roll-out next year.Total sales have grown 7.8% in the year-to-date, with like-for-like sales up 3.9%. Over the period, the business has opened 98 new shops and closed 32, giving it a total of 1,830 shops trading, as of 30 September. The business expects to open 140-150 shops and close 40-50 in the year as a whole, a net increase of around 100.Greggs reported it had just launched its autumn/winter menu, including adding a Thai Chicken Soup to its Balanced Choice range and a new ‘all day breakfast’ wrap.The business, which this week admitted it had increased the price of its sausage rolls and breakfast baps, said food ingredient cost pressures were a headwind, but added that it expected the rate of increase to begin to ease towards the end of the year.“Accordingly, our expectations for the full year remain unchanged,” it stated.last_img read more

Watch The Emotional ‘So Many Roads’ From The Grateful Dead’s Final Performance

first_imgOn this date, twenty one years ago, the Grateful Dead performed their last show as a band. While we still have bands like Dead & Company, Phil Lesh & Friends, and of course last summer’s Fare Thee Well supergroup with Trey Anastasio, the true Grateful Dead played their last show in Chicago at Soldier Field on July 9th, 1995.Unfortunately, the final Dead show marked the completion of a long and winding spring/summer tour, a run that would find legendary guitarist Jerry Garcia as a shell of his former self, broken by addiction once again; this time in front of huge, football-stadium-sized venues packed to the brim with excited fans. Garcia struggled through equipment difficulties all night, eventually having to replace his “Rosebud” guitar with his older “Tiger.” While Garcia’s health problems did cause him to struggle, the guitarist pulled out one of the most sensational “So Many Roads” ever. Watch this emotional performance below, courtesy of YouTube user taste4phree.You can also listen to the full audio, including the incredibly meaningful “Box Of Rain,” below.RIP Jerry.last_img read more

EXCLUSIVE: MSNBC’s Katy Tur Talks Her Love Of Phish & Sneaking Lyrics Into The News

first_imgL4LM: I wouldn’t be shocked to see you end up interviewing Phish at some point soon.Katy Tur: Oh please, that’d be my dream come true! I would die. I would have to make sure Jake Sherman could sit-in on it with me so we could tag-team it.L4LM: If you can get the Trump interview, I think you can get the Trey interview.KT: I feel like the Trey interview is much more difficult, but I would try.L4LM: Everyone is always wondering about people’s stats—how many shows they’ve been to, what’s their favorite, etc. So, I have a couple of different questions about that. First of all, when was your first show?KT: Valentine’s Day 2003—it was at The Forum in Los Angeles. I went with my college boyfriend, and it was the most fun I had ever had in my life. And then they went on hiatus, and they abandoned me! So I went to a bunch of Trey concerts when he was touring, including one at The Greek Theatre. And then, you know, I fell out of touch because Phish was gone for so long, and I moved to New York and got into news. News kind of took me away from Phish. We’re such dorks in this business—we’re not cool dorks, we’re regular dorks—so I lost touch with Phish. They would come to New York for New Year’s Eve, and I would stare longingly at Ticketmaster, but then I was like, “No one’s going to go with me.” None of my friends would go!L4LM: I don’t think you’d have that problem anymore!KT: Listen to this! So I had one vacation over the summer, and it was on Cape Cod. I was standing on the beach, and my fiancé and his two kids were building a giant sandcastle and a big moat around the sandcastle. There’s something about holding a shovel and digging a hole on a beach that attracts other fathers, and so these other dads kept coming up and talking. Somehow, one of the dads mentioned Phish, and we became friends just because he was a big Phish fan. We ended up going to a bunch of Phish shows together during the Baker’s Dozen. So, it all worked out well!L4LM: What was the first show you attended after re-discovering the band?KT: Holes and Boston Cream nights during the Baker’s Dozen were my first two shows back. Boston Cream was awesome.L4LM: Moving on, what is your favorite Phish song?KT: I love “Divided Sky,” although I’ve never seen them play it live. I specifically love versions where they include part of the All In The Family theme.L4LM: What’s your favorite jam or show to listen back to?KT: I really enjoyed listening back to all of the Baker’s Dozen shows this summer, specifically Boston Cream, I’ve listened back to that a few times. My go-to is the Hampton Comes Alive box set. It’s filled with really, really great versions of many of their songs. It has an awesome “The Mango Song”—I love that song.L4LM: Finally, what’s the one Phish song or experience that you’re chasing?KT: For my real fantasy to be fulfilled, I want to see Gamehendge. When they play their last show ever, they have to play Gamehendge in its entirety. [Video: theroamer]Live For Live Music: In your book, you make reference to turning on a Phish song when you get on the plane to come back from the Trump campaign. It alludes to the fact that, after such a long journey, that it kind of led you to re-discover the love for Phish that you had in college. Would you say that’s a fair assessment? Was there something about that specific timing in your life that pushed your love of Phish to the forefront?Katy Tur: It’s definitely a fair account. At the end of the campaign, in the press, we were getting screamed at and getting spit on and called liars. People would literally walk up to the press pen and stick up their middle fingers at us, or they would say condescending or inappropriate things, or they would yell, “You’ve gotta put on more makeup because you’re ugly!” I mean, just hideous things. I felt like the world was a really heavy place, and I wasn’t finding the everyday little joys in things that I used to.Not to sound hippie-dippy, but I thought back to being seventeen and sitting on a beach—I think I was in Fiji with my parents who were covering the Mier Space Shuttle that was re-entering the atmosphere. At that point, I was heavily into Phish. I remember listening to Billy Breathes and thinking, “What a great soundtrack to life.” I mean, it was beautiful—the area was beautiful, I’m full of hope, I’m a teenager and haven’t been beaten down by life quite yet. I also would listen to Billy Breathes in my car as I was driving around Los Angeles—I just thought it was a really beautiful album to look at the world with.So, when I’m sitting in the press pen, and Backstreet Boys—not that I don’t like Backstreet Boys—but Backstreet Boys is being played on loop at 95 decibels, I’m losing my mind—my fingers are clenched, I’m gritting my teeth, I’m five hundred days into the campaign, I live out of a suitcase. I just racked my brain to find a way to calm myself down. And I was looking through my phone, and I thought “I’ll listen to Billy Breathes again. It’ll cool me off.” So, I re-downloaded the album, and I stuck my earphones as deep as they went into my ears, and I would play that album at eleven. Suddenly, the arena that I would be in—the Trump rally—would be transformed, and I would walk around in what felt like a very different space. It kind of got me through the end of the campaign. It’s silly, but it helped me relax and helped me re-center myself, I guess.L4LM: You’re very visible and have let your love of the band become part of your public persona. Are there any other people at NBC or in the news world that are also Phish fans?KT: Yeah, it’s so crazy. I tweeted something about Phish, and I got quickly welcomed into a group of Phish fan journalists in New York City—there’s a whole listserv among us and we’re constantly sending live concerts, live recordings, articles, or rumors about upcoming shows to each other. There’s also a bunch of other phans at NBC, but they’re all behind the scenes and not on-air people. You would recognize Jake Sherman from Politico—he’s always on my show. Steve Lacy, the anchor of Fox 5 in New York City at 10:00 PM. Robert Costa from the Washington Post—he’s very earnest and serious, but he’s actually a huge Phish fan. There are a few others: The editor of Gothamist, Jen Carlson. They’re out there!L4LM: We’ll have to start reading all of their articles and watching all of their news pieces for Phish references!KT: Exactly! We’re trying to make Kasie Hunt here at MSNBC into a fan because she has a new show on Sundays called “Kasie D.C.”, and I have decided to name it “Kasie/D.C. Bag”.L4LM: This Phish scene is very niche, so your public persona makes you into somewhat of a celebrity within the scene. Outside of the Phish scene, you’re on television and seen by millions of people every day. Is there a difference in your celebrity in the everyday news world versus the Phish world, and is there stuff that you like or don’t like about either?KT: Well, I will take issue with the wording of it. I don’t think journalists are celebrities. If people know and are familiar with my work, I’m super happy about it. When people stop me on the street, they will reference either my book or something I did on the campaign trail or on my show, and I think that is awesome. That means they’re paying attention to the reporting and they’re engaged in the political dialogue, and that is wonderful. When I’m at a Phish concert and the same thing happens, I’m also really excited, although I’m completely stunned by it! I cannot believe that so many Phish fans are big MSNBC viewers.L4LM: Maybe it shouldn’t surprise you that many Phish fans are bleeding-heart liberals.KT: I wouldn’t classify all MSNBC viewers as bleeding-heart liberals, I would be at Trump rallies, and people would come up to me and say, “Oh, I saw you on TV with Chris Matthews. You know, we really like you, and we know you really love Trump!” A lot of people in the Trump administration actually secretly love Rachel Maddow. Rachel is so smart. She makes her points in a very thoughtful way, and she’s never calling anyone names—it’s hard to not like her.L4LM: Going back to the very first time you included Phish references in your show, was this something you let your producers know was going to happen? Did it happen on the fly? KT: I think the first time—and I might be muddying the waters in my brain because I have a tough time remembering what I had for lunch on a daily basis—I had discovered that Jake Sherman was a Phish fan. Jake was on my show, and all of a sudden, as I was tossing to him, it popped into my head to say, “’My Friend, My Friend’, Jake Sherman,” and you can see on his face that he’s trying hard to contain himself. And then he came back with “Bouncing Around The Room,” I think, and that was how it was born.Or, it could’ve been when we used to have to do these very silly viewer polls on my hour. There would be questions on all sorts of topics, and there was one day where the question was about legalizing Marijuana, either in Colorado or potentially nationally, and I saw it as a good opportunity to [laughs] embed some Phish lyrics—for reasons that nobody can understand. I don’t remember what the script exactly said, but there was “run like an antelope out of control”—there was a bunch of stuff in there. I was new to anchoring, and one of my bosses called my executive producer and said, “Wow! Katy is really having a lot of fun with this today.” He had no idea what I was talking about, but he liked my enthusiasm!L4LM: There was a quick response to your Phish references from the internet, as well as from Live For Live Music and other websites and publications that cover Phish and jam bands and live music. You decided to continue including references in your show; did you let your producers in on what was going on in terms of the response you were getting? Clearly, once Meet The Press started tweeting about your references, at some point NBC had to have been clued in.KT: Yeah, unfortunately, I think they were a little too bang on the nose with that. I was like, “No! C’mon! It’s subtle, you can’t just tell everyone!”L4LM: If Meet The Press is tweeting about it, the shark may have been jumped, so to speak.KT: I think a few people said that when that went out, and I was like, “Oh no, I gotta pull back!” My producers certainly caught on—it was hard not to because I would just say these totally random things that seemed so out of left field. In the end, they were on board with it and thought it was funny. They mostly rolled their eyes. I don’t have another Phish fan on my staff—I’m working to convert them but so far I haven’t had any takers. They’re cool with it, MSNBC is totally cool with it, too. A couple of guys in the marketing department are big Phish fans, and they cut a promo of me dropping Phish lyrics and put it online saying, “This is how we Phish for stories” or something. The video found its way to the band, and apparently, the band was watching all of the lyrics drop while they were backstage for the Baker’s Dozen—they got a kick out of it, I’m told. Over the past year, NBC News‘ Katy Tur has left an indelible mark on the Phish community. When her life as the go-to, on-the-road correspondent covering the Trump campaign came to an end in late 2016, Tur shifted into the role of anchor, holding down her very own hour each afternoon on MSNBC, which she promptly started filling with tongue-in-cheek references to Phish lyrics. The fun quotes, presented as a sort of inside joke, quickly made their way around the internet and turned Tur into one of the most visible public Phish fans in the community.With the release of her book Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History, Tur details her months on the road covering over five-hundred Trump rallies on the way to Donald Trump’s unlikely election. The book also describes how being a verbal punching bag for Trump and his supporters led her to rediscover her love of Phish. Recently, our own Gideon Plotnicki spoke with Tur about Unbelievable, her on-air lyrical references, her favorite show from this summer’s Baker’s Dozen residency at Madison Square Garden, and a variety of other Phish-related topics. See below for the interview in full, and keep watching MSNBC Live with Katy Tur at 2:00 PM!last_img read more