Fine Gael candidate Gay Mitchell believes he will have strong support in Donegal

first_img Google+ WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Fine Gael candidate Gay Mitchell believes he will have strong support in Donegal Twitter News Previous article€40 million need to upgrade community hospitals in Donegal – HSENext articleAndrew Burns murder trial continues News Highland Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsAppcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – October 6, 2011 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire As Fine Gael candidate Gay Mitchell visits Donegal today,  the Taoiseach is calling on members around the country to rally behind Gay Mitchell in the Presidential election.Enda Kenny says it’s never too late for a candidate to win an election.Of the two opinion polls published today, one puts him on 9%, the other on 10%.However, speaking to Highland Radio News this afternoon, Mr Mitchell said the campaign is only now getting underway, and he’s confident of increasing his support.Asked if he believes his well publicised clashes with Martin Mc Guinness will cost him votes in Donegal, Mr Mitchell said they won’t…………[podcast][/podcast] Pinterestlast_img read more

Trump denies lying to US about virus after bombshell book

first_imgPresident Donald Trump on Thursday denied lying to Americans about the severity of the coronavirus after a bombshell new book by journalist Bob Woodward revealed that he deliberately downplayed the crisis.Trump’s taped admission to Woodward that he minimized the pandemic in public, while being aware from the start about the unique danger presented by Covid-19, has set off alarm bells less than eight weeks before election day.Asked at a hastily organized White House press conference “Why did you lie to the American people?” Trump responded: “I didn’t lie.” He told the excited crowd that his approach to Covid-19 matched that of the British government in World War II with its famous “Keep calm and carry on” morale-boosting posters.Apparently meaning Woodward, he referred in his speech to “this whack job that wrote the book.””Rage” is filled with startling episodes, including the assessment by Trump’s then director of national intelligence, the respected Dan Coats, that the president “doesn’t know the difference between the truth and a lie.”But the segments in which Trump candidly discusses the coronavirus pandemic – responsible for killing almost 200,000 Americans – are getting the most attention.Despite openly describing to Woodward the dangerous characteristics of the then unknown virus, including the fact that it is transmitted by air, Trump said “I wanted to always play it down.”Trump went on to explain to Woodward that he wanted to avoid causing panic. However, his acknowledgement that he failed to tell the country the unvarnished truth prompted outrage.Critics quickly resurrected his multiple statements from the early stages of the pandemic in which he told the public that it was no worse than a regular flu and breezily predicted it would “disappear” in a short period.”He knew how deadly it was,” Biden said Wednesday.”He lied to the American people. He knowingly and willingly lied about the threat it posed to the country for months.”Trump usually fights criticism by blaming what he calls “the fake news” and claiming that unnamed sources commonly used in White House reporting don’t exist.But shoot the messenger won’t work in the case of “Rage.” The revelations rely mostly on Trump himself and Woodward – famous for bringing down Richard Nixon in the Watergate scandal – has published recordings.In one dig at Woodward on Thursday, Trump tweeted that if the legendary reporter thought that the quotes were “so bad or dangerous, why didn’t he immediately report them in an effort to save lives?””Because he knew they were good and proper answers. Calm, no panic!” Trump argued.Topics : The Republican, who is down in the polls against Democrat Joe Biden and faces overwhelming disapproval from Americans on his handling of the coronavirus crisis, insisted that he’d softened the dangers in public so as to preserve calm.”I don’t want to jump up and down and start screaming ‘Death! Death!'” he argued.But Trump has been thrown onto the defense after multiple excerpts and recordings from Woodward’s book “Rage” were released on Wednesday.Following two Fox News interviews, dozens of tweets, and the press conference, Trump continued his bid to get his election message back on track by holding a rally with supporters in Freeland, Michigan.last_img read more

Connolly hangs up boots

first_img The 37-year-old made over 400 senior club appearances during his career, with Watford, Wimbledon, Feyenoord, Leicester and Southampton among a host of clubs he played for, while he won 41 international caps. Connolly joined Sky Bet League Two side AFC Wimbledon in January after his contract with Portsmouth was cancelled by mutual consent but, after managing one goal in eight appearances, he has decided to hang up his boots following discussions with his manager and former team-mate Neal Ardley. Press Association Former Republic of Ireland striker David Connolly has announced his retirement from football with immediate effect.center_img Connolly told the Dons’ official website: “I pulled Neal aside for a heart-to-heart chat and I felt that now was the time to call it a day. “As time has gone on I felt that starting games was difficult and so too was travelling up and down the country to come off the bench for 10 minutes or so. Neal needed a striker that could play off (Adebayo) Akinfenwa and start games and that wasn’t me.” Ardley told Dons Player: ” I tried to talk him around, but his mind was made up. I have invited David to come back and do coaching at the club whenever he is ready.” last_img read more

John Legend Plays It Forward

first_imgCrackle, the multi-platform entertainment network, has announced the launch of its first original music series, “Playing It Forward,” presented by FedEx.John Legend Plays It ForwardCredit/Copyright: Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Sony CrackleThe special street performance-style follow-doc is produced by Team Downey, an entertainment company founded by Robert Downey Jr and Susan Downey, alongside veteran music producer/composer Tony Berg and Kevin Lake. The “Playing It Forward” music movement will showcase surprise street performances by some of the world’s biggest artists in unplanned, unexpected environments across the country benefiting music education and charities of the artists’ choice.The first episode is available here, and features a surprise show by acclaimed singer and songwriter John Legend. The Grammy Award-winning artist performed three fan favorites, “All of Me,” “Ordinary People,” and “Shine” to an unsuspecting and amazed crowd at the Culver City Town Plaza in Los Angeles.“Music is a shared passion among our viewers and we’re excited to open a door to some of the industry’s biggest artists, making them accessible to our audience—all while raising money and awareness for charity and music education,” said Executive Vice President of Digital Networks at Sony Pictures Television and GM of Crackle, Eric Berger. “‘Playing it Forward’ is more than a concert series—it’s a movement that shows the value of music and a gift to fans around the world – we’re excited to kick it off with a surprise set from John Legend, to air across all U.S. Crackle platforms.”In addition to creating unforgettable content, “Playing It Forward” is committed to changing lives and supporting organizations dedicated to preserving music education. Through each episode of “Playing it Forward,” $100,000 will be donated to the charity of the artists’ choice. The first episode will benefit the Show Me Campaign, created by Legend, which works to break the cycle of poverty by giving children access to quality education through the promotion of scalable, proven solutions and programs.Additional unexpected performances from “Playing it Forward” will be announced at a later date. Fans can get more details and uncover clues to the next performance by clicking here and following Crackle on Facebook and Twitter.last_img read more