Historic papers put online by Donegal County Council

first_imgThe private papers of War of Independence brigadier Joseph Murray which was donated by his son Patrick to Donegal County Archives, Donegal County Council in 2010, are now available online on http://www.donegalcoco.ie.Joseph Murray was born on 15 March 1893 in Monaghan. He moved to Bundoran to teach in 1916. From 1917 to 1922 he played a prominent part in the War of Independence, attaining the rank of Brigadier in command of the Fourth Brigade, South East Donegal, First Northern Division.He later became a Garda Superintendent. The papers of Joseph Murray consist of original documents of national significance which disclose the high level of IRA activity in south Donegal during the War of Independence and early Civil War.Included in the collection are Army letters, manuals and reports on activities from the Fourth Brigade. There are letters from men in prison camps. Notable documents include memoranda from Republican Seán MacCumhaill and Eoin O’Duffy.The onset of the Civil War is flagged in documents referring to the increased actions of the Anti-Treaty IRA and the battle of Pettigo in June 1922. His War of Independence Service Medal form part of the collection.Joseph Murray in uniformThe original papers are available to view at Donegal County Archives, Lifford, Co. Donegal by appointment. This collection has now been fully digitised and placed online to view at no cost, along with the catalogue on http://www.donegalcoco.ie . The entire collection has been digitized and placed online with the assistance of a Creative Ireland European Year of Cultural Heritage Grants Scheme grant.This funding is provided through the Creative Ireland programme which is supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht and Donegal County Council.Thanking Patrick Murray for donating this important collection to the Donegal County Archives, Niamh Brennan, County Archivist explains that “providing access to collections on the Decade of Centenaries is hugely important in increasing our knowledge and understanding of the past.“Beneficiaries include students, historians, academics and the public who wish to research the past through exploring the ‘raw history’ of archival documents and to understand and learn from it. We are delighted that this collection has now been fully digitised and is available for public viewing on our website free of charge.”Letter from Sean McCool to Joseph Murray during the Truce, March 1922Historic papers put online by Donegal County Council was last modified: April 24th, 2019 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:councildonegalhistoric papersJoseph Murrayonlinelast_img read more

New fire engine on the way to Gweedore

first_imgGweedore Fire Station is set to be provided with a new fire engine in the coming weeks.The new Class B Fire Engine will replace the current 15 year old unit.Sinn Féin TD for Donegal Pearse Doherty has welcomed news of the allocation. He said: “I understand funding has been approved and the engine is under construction and will be assigned to Gweedore. This will replace a 15 year old vehicle. “The crew and staff of Gweedore Fire Station keep our community safe and deserve the best and most up to date equipment. I am delighted the new engine will be delivered before Summer.“ New fire engine on the way to Gweedore was last modified: June 18th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

A healthy dose of ‘Mad Maxx’ may have been these Raiders’ secret

first_imgOAKLAND — Jon Gruden wasn’t concerned about Maxx Crosby’s small sack total heading into Sunday’s game. That number isolated, Gruden attests, is far too perfunctory to properly assess the rookie’s instant impact on these Raiders.Crosby had a handful of tackles — six solo, five for loss — and two forced fumbles. His total of 2.5 sacks were collected over three games (one against Chicago, one against Green Bay and a half against the Chargers). That wasn’t why they call him Mad Maxx.Perhaps …last_img

Ohio Beef Expo highlights

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Beef Expo celebrated its 30th year in grand style setting records and packing the Expo Center facilities full for the three-day event.“It is great to come to an event like this because it creates enthusiasm,” said John Grimes, Ohio State University Extension beef specialist. “It is a little bit like a church revival.”Grimes gave an overview of Ohio’s beef industry in a presentation at the event and sees reason for optimism moving forward.“This decade has been pretty eventful. Grain prices were high early in the decade — I did not like buying $7 and $8 corn to feed cattle. Land values went up and there were challenges that way. That stabilized and then the drought out west reduced the numbers. In 2014 the cow herd was smaller than it had been in over 60 years,” Grimes said. “We responded to economic signals and the nation’s cow herd in the last year grew by a million cows. I don’t think it is out of hand and it looks like it will settle out somewhere in that 32 million give or take and historically that is a number we can work with. We are where the Corn Belt stops and Appalachia begins so we are in a unique spot and we have a lot of grass. We have some opportunity in Ohio.”The three-day tradeshow was nearly standing room only on several occasions with 140 exhibitors from 20 different states. Exhibitor C.J. Brown created a 30th Anniversary commemorative print and proceeds that went toward a youth scholarship fund.Youth participation was strong for the show.“The steer and heifer show and the judging contest promote the interest in youth. I hope the younger generation wants to do this,” Grimes said. “If you look at the surveys the average cattle producer is no spring chicken. They are a little older than the average farmer. There are a lot of younger kids here and it is good to see that.”Every aspect of the show has grown in the last 30 years, said Elizabeth Harsh, executive director of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association.“It is so rewarding to see how much our event has grown in the last 30 years. We have a great partnership with the Ohio Expo Center and as they have been able to grow their facilities here it has enabled our event to grow. It is really one of the premier cattle events in all of the Midwest and we are really proud of that,” Harsh said. “The unique thing is that it is not just one component. It has a tremendous trade show, lots of youth programs and really fantastic seedstock through our breeding cattle shows and sales.”The junior livestock judging contest had a record setting number of more than 400 participants with the new Friday time this year.“We followed it up with Beef Quality Assurance Training,” Harsh said. “It allowed more vo-ag classes to be able to attend as we are really pleased about that. Our Sunday steer and heifer show was getting so large and this allows us to get things started a little earlier and balance everything out.”In the judging contest the top teams were Wood D in the Junior High competition and Talawanda/Butler Tech in the Senior High Competition. Colleen Minges was the top individual in the Senior Division and Carter Lampe was the top Junior individual.There were more than 400 participants in showmanship, Karli Kennedy was the champion beginner; Hudson Drake, was the junior champion; Shayla Sancic, was the novice champion; Lori Millenbaugh, was the intermediate champion; and Carter Smith was the senior champion.The massive junior show featured some of the toughest competition of the year in the show ring and put on display those showmanship skills for the judges in the two-ring show. Tom Hawk from Illinois judged the heifers and  Matt Copeland from New Mexico judged the market animals.There were 800 head of junior show animal entries. Highlights from the show include:• Grand Champion Heifer: Taylor Morbitzer, Franklin County, with the Shorthorn Plus• Reserve Champion Heifer: Meghan Reed, Sandusky County, with the Purebred Simmental• Grand Champion Market Animal: Addison Jones, Allen County, Crossbred• Reserve Champion Market Animal: Carson Shafer, Preble County, Reserve CrossbredSales were action-packed on Saturday. The high seller for the day was Simmental female WCCO Miss Lily from Woodard Cattle Co & West Livestock for $20,000. In total the five breed sales grossed well over $900,000. Here is more from the sales:• Angus Gross $186,750•  Hereford Gross $104,850• Maine-Anjou Gross $252,000• Shorthorn Gross $151,560• Simmental Gross $329,200For complete results from the event visit ohiobeefexpo.com. A bagpiper kicked off the shorthorn sale in memorable style with a bagpipe processional towards the show ring. Breed sales were a big part of Saturday activities There was a lively video auction feeder cattle sale. Judging contest numbers were way up thanks to a move to Friday. John Grimes The trade show was popular as usual Director of Agriculture David Daniels welcomed guests to Beef Expo Roy White was named as ‘Friend of the Expo’ for his many years of service. Dave Russell, longtime announcer in the beef barn at the Ohio State Fair, was named ‘Friend of the Expo.’ The Ohio Beef Expo recognized its 30-year exhibitors, including Ohio’s Country Journal. Various breed royalty were recognized at the beginning of the Shorthorn auction. Jacob Keener watches the judge closely with his Simmental steer. Erin Pope from Gallia County circles the ring with her Maintainer heifer. J.C. Patton from Logan County with his Shorthorn Plus Caitlin Schaub from Auglaize County has the champion High% Maine heifer. Justin Miller from Lake County watches the judge with his Maine heifer. Carter McCauley from Guernsey County won this class with his Shorthorn steer. Logan Schroeder from Defiance County maneuvers his Shorthorn steer. Gracie Stirm from Crawford County Kyle Piscione from Medina had the third overall Hereford Heifer.last_img read more

Charge sheet against lynched farmer Pehlu Khan for cow smuggling

first_imgA charge-sheet filed by the Rajasthan Police in a cow smuggling case against dairy farmer Pehlu Khan, who was allegedly lynched by a mob of cow vigilantes in the Alwar district in 2017, created a controversy in Jaipur on June 29. Though the prosecution’s papers mentioned Pehlu Khan, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot claimed that they did not include him as an accused.The charge-sheet, filed in the court of the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate in Alwar district’s Behror town on May 24, named Pehlu Khan’s two sons, Irshad and Aarif, and the owner of the pick-up truck Khan Mohammed, as the accused against whom the offence of illegally transporting cows out of the State had been proved.‘Offence proved’The police informed the court that though the offence under Sections 5, 8 and 9 of the Rajasthan Bovine Animal (Prohibition of Slaughter and Regulation of Temporary Migration or Export) Act, 1995, had been proved against Pehlu Khan as well, he had died on April 3, 2017, during his treatment at a private hospital in Behror.In a damage control move, Mr. Gehlot said the investigation was carried out by the previous Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) regime and his government would re-investigate the case if any discrepancies were found. “Our government will see if the probe was done with predetermined intentions…the Congress is ideologically committed against any kind of lynching and our government is vigilant to ensure that it does not happen again,” he said.‘Ensure justice’Mr. Gehlot, who also holds the Home portfolio, said if Pehlu Khan’s family members approached the government to point out any lacuna in the investigation, he would ensure justice to them. The charge-sheet has based its case against Pehlu Khan’s sons, who were also beaten up in the incident, for the absence of a valid permit from the competent authority for transporting the bovine animals outside the State.Alwar Superintendent of Police Paris Deshmukh told The Hindu that the charge sheet of FIR No. 253/17 was against three persons, who did not include Pehlu Khan. “Pehlu Khan’s name has been exclusively dropped and the charge-sheet has been filed against Irshad, Aarif and Khan Mohammed,” he said, adding that all of them had obtained bail from the Rajasthan High Court in 2018. Mr. Deshmukh said that a “complete picture” about the charge-sheet had not been presented and he would soon issue a statement on the case. Khan, 55, was transporting cows, after purchasing them in a cattle fair in Jaipur, to their hometown Nuh in Haryana on April 1, 2017. They were waylaid near Behror on the Jaipur-Delhi national highway by the mob and beaten up with the accusation of smuggling cattle. Khan died of his injuries at a private hospital two days later.last_img read more

Lee waxes hot for Hotshots

first_imgRead Next MOST READ Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Magnolia cruised to victory despite missing the services of playmaker Jio Jalalon. Jalalon, a native of Cagayan de Oro, is with Gilas Pilipinas, which plays Japan on Sunday in the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers at Mall of Asia Arena. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding The heady playmaker was pretty much unguardable throughout the game, especially in early part of the fourth quarter, where he toyed with Meralco’s defense. He hit a triple to make it 73-52, before zig-zagging his way for a nifty drive to make it 77-55, with 9:07 remaining.Lee finished with 21 points and three steals in just less than 20 minutes on the floor as he towed Magnolia (8-3) to the top two where it will be joined by San Miguel Beer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMeralco (4-7) will miss the all-Filipino playoffs for the third consecutive season.Ian Sangalang and Marc Pingris combined for 16 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks for the Hotshots, who shot 50 percent from the field while limiting the Bolts to just 35 percent. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citycenter_img PBA IMAGESMagnolia locked up the second twice-to-beat advantage and eliminated Meralco from playoff contention after a 94-65 win in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup at Xavier University Gym Saturday in Cagayan de Oro City.Paul Lee sparked a second-quarter breakaway that saw the Hotshots go on a 10-0 run to put the game away for good.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Nietes, Viloria go for world crowns AFP official booed out of forum Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgivinglast_img read more

Five Communities Selected for 2018 Class of Great American Defense Communities

first_imgADC has named five communities from across the country to the 2018 class of Great American Defense Communities, a recognition of the unique contributions communities that host military installations make to improve quality of life for service members and military families. The 2018 class, along with neighboring installations, includes:Chesapeake Science & Security Corridor, Md. (Aberdeen Proving Ground);Greater Fort Knox region, Ky. (Fort Knox);San Diego region (MCAS Miramar, MCB/MCAS Camp Pendleton, MCRD San Diego, NB Coronado, NB San Diego and NB Point Loma);South Georgia region (Moody AFB); andTampa Bay (MacDill AFB and Avon Park Air Force Range).“The men and women who serve our nation deserve our full support whether they are on a mission abroad or on duty at an installation closer to home,” said ADC President Bill Parry, according to a press release. “Communities have found many ways to show service families that they are welcome on both sides of the installation fence, and the Great American Defense Communities program has quickly become an important way to highlight their successes.”Communities are selected following a competitive nomination process based on community building and integration, support and collaboration, educational and employment opportunities, and family support. The communities selected for the 2018 class will be honored throughout the year, including at the Defense Communities National Summit in June 2018. The initiative, which is in its third year, is sponsored by USAA. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Ryan Tonra Named To Deans List At Seton Hall

first_imgSOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University is pleased to announce Ryan Tonra, of Wilmington, has qualified for the Fall 2018 Dean’s List.After the close of every semester, undergraduate students completing all courses with a GPA of 3.4, with no grades lower than “C”, qualify for the Dean’s List.About Seton HallAs one of the nation’s leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall has been showing the world what great minds can do since 1856. Home to over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and offering more than 90 rigorous majors, Seton Hall’s academic excellence has been singled out for distinction by The Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek.One of the country’s leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall University has been a catalyst for leadership – developing students in mind, heart and spirit – since 1856. Home to nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and offering more than 80 rigorous majors, Seton Hall’s academic excellence has been singled out for distinction by The Princeton Review, US News & World Report and Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Seton Hall, which embraces students of all religions, prepares its graduates to be exemplary servant leaders and caring global citizens. Its attractive main campus is located in suburban South Orange, New Jersey, and is only 14 miles by train, bus or car to New York City, offering a wealth of employment, internship, cultural and entertainment opportunities. The university’s nationally recognized School of Law is prominently located in downtown Newark. For more information, visit http://www.shu.edu.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Seton Hall via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Carlee Sutera Named To Dean’s List At Seton Hall UniversityIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Carlee Sutera Named To Dean’s List At Seton Hall UniversityIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Regis CollegeIn “Education”last_img read more

Harris County Begins Work on Flood Control Project Near Addicks and Barker

first_img Share X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /00:47 Marissa CummingsA neighborhood road near the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs is seen flooded after Hurricane Harvey.Construction begins Monday on a $13.3 million flood control project near the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs. Crews will be improving creeks that flow into the reservoirs near West Houston neighborhoods that flooded after Hurricane Harvey.Even before the storm, sediment had been piling up in the creeks, slowing down water flows and reducing the amount of water the creeks can hold. Harvey made the problem worse.Now, the Harris County Flood Control District will be removing that buildup from Horsepen Creek to start, and later from other channels. The project also includes repairs to banks that were severely eroded by Harvey and the 2016 Tax Day flood.The district’s Precinct 3 Coordinator Matt Lopez said the project is part of a broader effort to study whether sediment removal actually makes a difference in improving water flows.“Is the benefit overriding the cost? If it’s not cost worthy, and there’s no benefit to drainage, then we’ll have to look at something else,” he explained.Lopez said the creek improvements aren’t guaranteed to better protect nearby homes against another Harvey-sized storm. But, he said, the district hopes the work will help with more localized flooding. Listenlast_img read more