Inishowen WW2 Spitfire goes on public exhibition

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest By News Highland – December 2, 2011 Facebook An exhibition showing the only excavated remains of a WW2 Spitfire anywhere in Ireland was launched last evening at the Workhouse Museum in Derry.The remains were taken from a bog in Inishowen in June ; this week marks the 70th anniversary of the crash.Members of the pilot’s family were in Derry for the exhibition launch.The Mark IIa Spitfire crashed into a remote bog near Gleneally in Inishowen after pilot Roland Bud Wolfe parachuted from the plane on 30 November 1941 when it developed engine trouble.It was found by aviation enthusiast and Claudy resident Jonny McNee in January 2011 who was searching for it as part of a forthcoming BBC NI series entitled  Dig WW2. The in June 2011 was the first licensed recovery of a WW2 aircraft to be undertaken in Ireland, and many iconic pieces were recovered from the wreckage, which experts say was very well preserved.Now, many of the recovered items are going on display at the Workhouse Museum in Derry, reflecting the city’s role in the Battle of the Atlantic.The launch of the exhibition was attended by the pilot’s two daughters and 12 other family members, who also visited City of Derry Airport, site of the Eglinton Air Force base where Bud Wolfe was based. 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Newsx Adverts Twitter Previous articleHSE will now pay staff expenses this monthNext articleBishops accused of eroding the rights of innocent priests News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Inishowen WW2 Spitfire goes on public exhibitionlast_img read more

UGP: Occasional carriers again deceived

first_img“In every contact with the ministries, we emphasized our fear that ćEU funds will be spent on remediation of dubiousness in othersžpublic companies. It was recently announced that Croatia Airlines očekuje from države pomoć of HRK 700 million for a company with less than 1000 employees. How many millions and billions will The government slammed into HŽ and HAC no žwe don’t even want to think. At the same time, to solve the problem of leasing for all activities, not just for occasional transport and to save tens of thousandswhat ugrožjobs, an amount of HRK 200 million is needed. Već we have been trying to solve this problem with the Government for two months, a month has passed since the protests in St. Mark’s Square, and there are no changes or indications of a solution. The government is full of wordswhether self-praise for your work and successes, but we are sincere and deeply razočarani with this attitude towards the cityđanima and entrepreneurs. Once again we ask ourselves: Where is the Government and what is it doing?” It was established at the meeting that this extremely unfavorable situation in which occasional carriers found themselves through no fault of their own, can only be resolved in tripartite, and the Ministry of Tourism undertook to coordinate the activities of ministries needed to solve the problem. All present agreed that the burden of interest on leasing facilities can not only be borne by end users and leasing companies, but that the state should provide a guarantee fund through EU funds to help tourism and transport to help cover losses and preserve jobs. It is about 10 billion euros, which the Prime Minister recently bombastically announced as a great success of Croatian diplomacy. “It is indisputable čthe fact that we were invited to the first meeting at the Ministry of Tourism the day before the announced protest on St. Mark’s Square, after the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Finance did not attend the meetings invited by HANFA and UGP. It is also indisputable whethernjenica that we each goćand the invitation to the meeting they received after the announcements in the media in which we called them out for notčinjenje. We now consider that all these calls were “with a fig udžepu “te su služor just calming the situation me downđin carriers to buy time until the parliamentary elections without a real intention to solve the problem. I’m calling overžnot ministers and prime ministers to showžu that we are wrong and make a keyčnot a step needed to save the occasional passenger transport business and 20.000 jobs. If the problem is not solved, be ćwe will be forced to organize new protests.” Marko Slišković from the PPP Initiative emphasized. More than two weeks have passed since the last meeting of the Occasional Passenger Transport Initiative, the Voice of Entrepreneurs, HANFA, all leading leasing companies, relevant ministries and business associations, at which all parties agreed on a joint solution to the problem of insufficient moratorium for carriers and other ways of calculating interest during the moratorium.  “They ruleC pre-election bothwhat100.000 new jobs in idућe čfour years and on these phrases they try to attractC biračko body, while at the same time unable or not želeuwhethernor anything to save 20.000 jobs in the occasional passenger transport business. ” said Dražen Oreščanin, executive director of UGP and added: Apparently, the intention of the Government and the ministries was to circumvent the agreement with occasional carriers and to transfer the money that the EU intended to support tourism and transport exclusively to losers in the public sector, point out the Voice of Entrepreneurs Association.center_img  “From the Government of Fr.čwe expect her to be brave, and after almost three months, as long as our negotiations last, she withdrawsif keyčnot moves, not to put the accumulated problems under the carpet before the elections. ” he added Hrvoje Bujas, president of UGP. Unfortunately, we are witnessing that June 15 is long behind us, and there is no feedback, in fact, there is still no answer to the inquiries sent to the ministries about the date of the meeting. All parties present at the meeting prepared the required documentation and submitted it to the ministries within the agreed deadline. Instead of an urgent reaction from the competent ministries, as agreed, several days without contacts followed, and on June 10, after a reminder from the UGP, a response from the Ministry of Tourism arrived stating “We kindly ask you for a little more patience, considering that we have scheduled meetings of certain institutions involved in your issues for Monday, June 15, and we will let you know the new date of the meeting on Monday after the meetings. In any case, we definitely plan to hold the meeting next week.“They point out from UGP. Occasional carriers have been completely pushed to the wall, now they no longer see a ray of light at the end of the tunnel and it is only a matter of days before any of these companies declare bankruptcy.last_img read more

Jackson Motorplex offering big payouts during season opener

first_imgBy Shawn MillerJACKSON, Minn. – A lot of money is up for grabs during the season-opening event at Jackson Motorplex later this month.The recently renovated 4/10-mile oval hosts the IMCA Frostbuster on Saturday, April 28, during Bank Midwest Night presents the Double Down Showdown.IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts will be in action. All IMCA divisions will be presented a unique opportunity as the winner’s payout in the main event will be doubled if 24 or more cars show up in a given class.Without the bonus, Modifieds will race for $600 to win, Stock Cars and Northern SportMods for $500 to win, Hobby Stocks for $300 to win and Sport Compacts for $100 to win. Those figures will double if at least two dozen drivers compete, aking the Modified feature a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier.Pits will open at 3 p.m. with the main gates opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled for 7 p.m. with racing to follow.Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students ages 13 to 18. Children ages 12 and under get in free. Pit passes are $30. All IMCA classes will have a $10 draw fee.If weather postpones the event, the make-up date is Saturday, May 5.There will be a test and tune session for all classes on Friday, April 27, from 6-9 p.m.last_img read more

Bucksport’s Gross claims 2nd place at New England wrestling championships

first_imgBUCKSPORT — David Gross of Bucksport High School continued his strong 2018-19 season Saturday afternoon with a second-place finish in the 285-pound weight class at the New England regional wrestling championships in Providence, R.I.After earning a pin in his first bout of the day against Wayland (Mass.) High School’s Brook Jones, Gross won via a 7-2 decision against Matt Weiner of Shelton, Conn., to advance to the championship semifinals. That result assured Gross of at least a sixth-place finish and a spot on the podium.In the semifinals, Gross went up against Grant Laws of Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood, Mass. Fighting his way through a grueling contest that featured four overtime periods, the Bucksport junior came away with a pin to advance to the championship bout.Wrestling for the New England title, Gross took on Matteuz Kudra of North Attleborough (Mass.) High School. Kudra, who will be wrestling at the Division I level next year at the University of Virginia, beat Gross in the championship bout by a score of 5-4.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textGross ended the year with an overall record of 33-1. He is the first Bucksport wrestler to ever place at the New England championships.last_img read more

Rep of Ireland must win Euro 2016 qualifier this evening

first_imgA win for Northern Ireland at home to Hungary tonight will see Michael O’Neill’s charges qualify for the finals. Kick off at Windsor Park is at 7.45. The Everton full-back sat out Friday’s 4-0 win over Gibraltar with a tight hamstring, while his replacement Cyrus Christie opened the scoring in Faro. A win is a must for Martin O’Neill’s side to maintain their hopes of qualifying for Euro 2016. Elsewhere in Group D tonight, leaders Germany face Scotland at Hampden, while second-placed Poland take on whipping boys Gibraltar.last_img read more

Panofsky, physicist dedicated to arms control, dies at 88

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – Wolfgang K.H. Panofsky, a physicist who was a consultant on the Manhattan Project and devoted much of his life to promoting nuclear arms control, has died. He was 88. Panofsky, affectionately known as “Pief,” suffered a heart attack Monday in Los Altos, Stanford University officials said. “He was a towering figure, admired greatly not only as a great scientist and a leader, but as a man deeply committed to principle, and to the issue of arms control,” said Sidney Drell, a professor who works at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, a lab Panofsky was instrumental in developing. He won the National Medal of Science in 1969 and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Enrico Fermi Award in 1979, and he played a key role in shaping the government’s science and nuclear policies. “He was moved by a deep ethical concern,” Drell said. “He had worked on the atom bomb project, and understood what would be the effect of a nuclear war.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Panofsky was born in Berlin on April 24, 1919, the son of prominent art historian Erwin Panofsky. He showed scientific promise at an early age. After his father, fearing for his Jewish family’s well-being in mid-1930s Germany, accepted a teaching post in the United States, Panofsky attended Princeton University. He enrolled at 15 and after graduation pursued a doctorate at the California Institute of Technology. He received his doctorate in 1942 and married Adele Irene DuMond, the daughter of the physicist in whose lab he had worked as a graduate student. At first classified as an “enemy alien” under California’s wartime enemy exclusion law, he soon became a naturalized citizen and worked from 1943 to 1945 as a consultant on the Manhattan Project, which produced the atomic bomb. He showed his leadership skills in his first professorship at the University of California at Berkeley. Particle physics was a nascent field, and Panofsky was exploring some of the earliest particle accelerators. In 1951, he resigned in protest when the university’s Board of Regents required faculty members to sign an oath of loyalty. He joined Stanford, where he took a key role in building a larger, higher-energy accelerator. His work ultimately led to congressional authorization of the 2-mile-long electron linear accelerator at the heart of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, in 1961. Three Nobel Prizes emerged from research promoted by Panofsky over the more than two decades he was lab director.last_img read more

Water burst leaves householders without supply for second day in Falcarragh

first_imgHundreds of householders in and around Falcarragh are without water for a second day after a major burst yesterday.The burst was fixed temporarily but it is understood another burst occurred nearby.Irish Water are currently at the scene addressing the issue. No specific time has been given for a return to normal supply.Water burst leaves householders without supply for second day in Falcarragh was last modified: May 18th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:burstFalcarraghsupplywaterlast_img read more

Raiders’ Gruden promises changes on defense

first_imgALAMEDA — In absence of specifics, Jon Gruden offered a promise regarding his struggling defense.“We’ve got to play better, and we’re going to play better, and there will be changes,” Gruden said Monday at his weekly press conference. “There will be changes. What happened yesterday will not happen again. I can’t allow it to happen.”Sounds reasonable the day after the Raiders gave up 552 yards and 9.4 yards per play in a 42-21 loss to the Tennessee Titans. Tennessee came in as a middle of …last_img read more

Healthcare from your mobile

first_imgThe MTN CareConnect line will initiallyoffer callers an advisory service staffedby qualified nurses.(Image: Rbairdpccam/Flickr) MEDIA CONTACTS • Bridget BhenguMTN senior manager, Communications+27 83 212 1964 RELATED ARTICLES • African TB nurses lauded • Better pay for SA’s TB medics • Goodness in the most unlikely places • Mobile doctor always on call • SA makes strides in medical researchNosimilo RamelaMobile provider MTN has teamed up with financial services group Sanlam to launch MTN CareConnect, a service that will allow all South Africans to receive basic healthcare assistance from qualified nurses via their mobile phones.Each call will cost R5 (US$0.74) per minute. The service will offer users a enquiry line for everyday health issues, where they can receive guidance on how to deal with ailments such as fevers, stomach aches and possible poisoning, as well as general children’s health tips for parents, to name a few.Nursing professionals will be on call 24 hours a daily, to give callers immediate assistance in any of the country’s 11 official languages on poison information, stress management, and medicine and drug databases.Nurses will also supply general health information and advice on worrying symptoms.Based on the information received, the nurse might give relevant advice, suggest that the caller visit their nearest medical facility, or forward the call to an emergency service and help the ambulance to get to the patient.Sanlam Health CEO Grant Newton said that by making its comprehensive health care knowledge and expertise available to the public, the company will help to ensure that citizens are informed about vital health matters – but without having to pay doctor’s fees.He added that, while callers will primarily be tapping into the knowledge and experience of qualified healthcare personnel, the service will also empower them to deal with basic health issues without having to leave their homes.“This is a really great service,” said Zinhle Thabethe from Bryanston in Johannesburg’s northern suburbs. “I have a baby and will be glad not to drive to a hospital in the middle of the night every time my baby is unwell, because I can call the CareConnect line and get advice on what to do.”Supporting the public healthcare systemSerame Taukobong, chief marketing officer for MTN SA. said the service would in no way aim to replace any healthcare service.“We will merely provide alternatives to consumers unsure of the severity of their health query, and hopefully alleviate the unnecessary stress of smaller complaints on an already overloaded healthcare system,” he said.Patricia Yekelo, a nurse from Pretoria, welcomed the initiative. “The truth is our public healthcare facilities are overburdened and sometimes people come in for really small things that may not have needed the person to come into the hospital or clinic.”She said the CareConnect facility will ease the burden on the public healthcare system, and save patients the trouble of sitting in long queues or spending money, which they can ill afford, for a private doctor’s consultation, especially for a small complaint.The advisory line is currently in the pilot phase, and will roll out around the country in stages. CareConnect will start operating in the Daveyton and Etwatwa townships, east of Johannesburg. The service will then spread to the rest of the country towards the end of the year.Initially callers will have access to the nurses’ service, followed soon after by a maternity as well as a high blood pressure programme, and an electronic screening facility.In future, said MTN, CareConnect may also offer advice to patients on diseases such as HIV/Aids, tuberculosis, diabetes and malaria.rbairdpccam/Flickrlast_img read more

Relaxing Port Elizabeth

first_imgPort Elizabeth is the city of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality. Within the metro limits there are lovely walks, some fantastic mountain bike trails, pretty good surfing, fantastic sailing, windsurfing and kitesurfing, and great diving.The beach front opposite the Boardwalk in Port Elizabeth. The Boardwalk has a whole host of fashionable shops and several coffee shops and restaurants, as well as a casino. (Image: Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism)Brand South Africa reporterOften overlooked by travellers in search of glitz and glamour, Port Elizabeth is probably South Africa’s best-kept secret. Fantastic weather and an enormous range of attractions make it a great place for a totally relaxing stay.The beaches range from crowded, social and developed to long and deserted. Lovely old buildings reflect PE’s past as an integral part of the development of the Eastern Cape and South Africa, and a host of cultural activities will offer you an insight into the lives of other people.Some of the attractions seem a tad, well, gloomy, but are actually very interesting. A visit to the cell in which Black Consciousness activist and freedom struggle martyr Steve Biko was held before his death is certainly an eye-opener, and graveyard and ghost tours are really far more positive than they may sound.Port Elizabeth is a significant industrial centre, with much emphasis on the motor manufacturing industry, so it’s quite appropriate that it has the country’s most impressive motor museum.For an innovative shopping experience close to the beach, the Boardwalk has a whole host of fashionable shops and some wonderful coffee shops and restaurants, as well as a casino. It’s an open-air space as opposed to a mall, and a semi-natural water feature winds through the complex, which seems to please a range of birds as well as shoppers.Port Elizabeth is a great place to base yourself for a while, as it is so close to many other wonderful destinations. You could do day trips to Addo Elephant National Park, Shamwari, the Baviaanskloof, Port Alfred, Jeffreys Bay or Grahamstown. Within the metro limits there are lovely walks, some fantastic mountain bike trails, pretty good surfing, fantastic sailing, windsurfing and kitesurfing, and great diving.You could even dive in the predator tank of the Bayworld aquarium. There are some excellent golf courses, most notably Humewood, which is the only true links course in South Africa.Source: South African TourismWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more