Related posts:Final World Cup showdown, viral theater, and other happenings around Costa Rica A rainbow run, a pop-up store, and other happenings around Costa Rica 30 Seconds to Mars concert, short film festival, and other happenings around Costa Rica Design Festival, Marine Corps picnic, and other happenings around Costa Rica CaniFestIt’s the perfect combination: blue skies, live music, and a zillion playful dogs, all running around and falling over each other. The first-ever CaniFest has a serious mission – to raise awareness about stray dogs, adopting dogs, and spaying and neutering – but it’s also an excuse to chill out outside on a Saturday with a favorite pup. The day-long festival is perhaps the biggest congregation of humans and their furry friends since the presidential election. Just remember to bring some plastic baggies.CaniFest takes place June 7 at Lourdes Park, San Pedro. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. ₡3,000 ($6). Info: Event Facebook page.Terra Nostra DinnerThis festive dinner includes dishes from favorite local restaurants, music by Richard Burton and the Glorious Bastards, and conversation with the green-keen friends of Terra Nostra, an Escazú-based environment group. Proceeds benefit the organization. (Note: The evening’s theme is “hippie.” So bust out those mood rings).Dinner takes place June 11 at Tin Jo restaurant, Barrio Chino. 7 p.m. $90. Info: Terra Nostra website.Benefit: “Farewell of Ms. Romanish”What’s better than an afternoon filled with poetry, live music and yoga? How about a great cause: Proceeds benefit education initiatives at the Rincón Grande de Pavas school.“Despedida de Ms. Romanish” takes place June 7 at the Aranjuez Sports Center. 12-5 p.m. Donations accepted.Healthy Living Organic FestivalThis festival features organic food, natural medicine, and meditation, and it’s also a fundraiser for the Samadhi Conscious Living Center.El Festival Orgánico Vida Sana takes place June 6-8 at the Samadhi Conscious Living Center, Alajuela. General entry $20, Ticos $8. Info: Samadhi Center website.Project DanceThe touring dance workshop finally arrives in Costa Rica to help folks of all ages move to the beat.Project Dance takes place June 6-8 in San José. (Public performance on June 7 in the Plaza de la Cultura). Workshop fee: $129. Info: Project Dance website.Music: Flamenco StreetA host of Tico flamenco artists (and one non-Tico) perform the most elegant guitar solos in the world.“Calle Flamenco” takes place June 7 at The Spanish House, La Sabana. 8 p.m. ₡5,000 ($10). Info: RedCultura.Aurora Chamber Choir: Third Anniversary ConcertThe Aurora Chamber Choir performs classical vocal pieces to celebrate three harmonious years.El Coro de Cámara performs June 7 at the Juan Santamaría Museum, Alajuela. 7 p.m. ₡5,000 ($10). Info: RedCultura.Alajuela History HikeHike about a mile of historic trail and follow in the footsteps of Costa Rican freedom fighters during this educational tour.“Hiking the Route of 1856” takes place June 8 at the Juan Santamaría Museum, Alajuela. 8 a.m. ₡5,000 ($10). Info: Museum website.Art: “The Day We Became Contemporary”The Museum of Contemporary Art and Design celebrates 20 years of cutting-edge arts with a comprehensive, retrospective showcase.“El Día Que Nos Hicimos Contemporáneos” continues through Sept. 5 at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Downtown San José. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Residents ₡1,000 ($2), foreigners ₡1,500 ($3), students ₡500 ($1). Info: MADC website.Drawings by Fernando CarballoMaster draftsman displays his diverse body of work at Casa del Artista.Exhibit continues through June 30 at Casa del Artista, Guadalupe. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free. Info: Official website.Art: “A Family Portrait of Helvetica”This dual exhibit features a fascinating exploration on the typeface Helvetica, by artist Mimiam Hsu.“Retrato Familiar en Helvética” and “Ojalá el Sol Me Esconda” display through June 28 TEOR/éTica Gallery, Barrio Amón. Free. Info: TEOR/éTica website.Art: Great Painters ExhibitPaintings by Picasso, Matisse, Renoir and Andy Warhol arrive in Costa Rica. Presented by the National Gallery, this collection incorporates 158 artworks and celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Costa Rican Center of Science and Culture, based in the former penitentiary.“Herencia del Arte” takes place April 28–June 28 at the National Gallery in Barrio Mexico. Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Free. Info: National Gallery website.Theater: “Journey to the Center of the Earth”The classic Jules Verne science-fiction story receives an innovative Spanish-language adaptation at Teatro Espressivo. Enjoy this family-friendly afternoon adventure.“Viaje al Centro de la Tierra” takes place May 8-July 13, Teatro Espressivo, Tres Ríos, Cartago. Sat. & Sun., 3 p.m. ₡6,000 ($12). Info: Teatro Espressivo website.Theater: “Baroque Café”A variety of Spanish-language one-act plays make up this comic revue.“Café Barroco” takes place through July 6, Teatro Espressivo, Tres Ríos, Cartago. Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 6 p.m. ₡5,000-10,000 ($10-20). Info: Teatro Espressivo website.Art: “Mayo en Verde”Celebrate the coming of the green season with these colorful landscapes, painted by a variety of Costa Rican artists.“Mayo en Verde” takes place at the López Ecarré Gallery, National Theater, downtown San José. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Free. Info: Gallery website.Enamorate de tu ciudadYes, you can get gaga for San José – especially when the Culture Ministry is sponsoring Enamorate de tu ciudad, or Fall in Love With Your City, a year-long celebration of art, culture and urban parks. Check back for games, workshops, presentations and surprise performances.Fall in Love with Your City takes place on Saturdays in various parks in downtown San José. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 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Cupertino, California – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineDucati confirms its 2012 Streetfighter 848 with the first officially released images of the brand new model set to add everyday accessibility to the Italian manufacturer’s famous naked sport bike family.Combining a new and brilliantly engineered 848 Testastretta 11° engine with the enhanced geometry of a chassis that provides confidence-inspiring agility, the Streetfighter 848 has enriched its user-friendliness with a smooth and flexible power delivery, revised ergonomics and Ducati Traction Control.The Ducati Streetfighter scored a round one knock-out when it entered the ring for the first time at the Milan show back in November 2008, winning the ‘Most Beautiful Bike’ award and raising the bar for extreme naked bikes. Its asphalt-ripping reputation became the desire of sport naked connoisseurs throughout the world and the Streetfighter 848 will now widen that appeal even further with enhanced usability.Available in North America from January 2012 onwards, the new fighter is dressed in red for Ducati traditionalists, while yellow makes a return for mid-range purists and “dark stealth” provides a matte-black reminder of the Streetfighter’s aggressive image.www.ducatiusa.com
Categories: Tedder News 21Mar Rep. Tedder bill supported by motorcycle community President of ABATE of Michigan speaks in support of legislationState Rep. Jim Tedder of Waterford Township was joined today by Vince Consiglio, President of ABATE of Michigan. Consiglio testified in support of Tedder’s bill to create a fund to promote motorcycle awareness to the general public.Tedder said he introduced the legislation to promote motorcycle safety and avoid more tragedies like the one with colleague and friend, Rep. Peter Pettalia. Pettalia was killed on his motorcycle in September 2016 after a pickup truck turned left into this lane.“Though the Safety Fund is useful for providing riders with safety training, the new Motorcycle Safety Awareness Fund created in the bill will serve as a means of promoting awareness of motorcycles to drivers of regular automobiles,” Tedder said.The bill increases the original and renewal motorcycle endorsement fees by $2.50 and $2.00, respectively, to fund a newly created Motorcycle Safety Awareness Fund administered by the Secretary of State. These increases will be dedicated to motorcycle safety and also be used to educate both new and current riders. Additionally, the bill increases the motorcycle license plate fee from $23 to $25 to make up for the loss in revenue suffered by the Motorcycle Safety Fund. The Safety Fund is the sole source of funding for the motorcycle training courses and tests required to obtain a motorcycle endorsement.“This bill is for riders, by riders, and helps promote safety amongst motorists and motorcyclists alike,” Tedder said. House Bill 4306 remains under consideration by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.###
The House Law and Justice Committee approved legislation by state Reps Patrick Green and. Klint Kesto to keep the state’s benchmark for blood alcohol content (BAC) at 0.08.“This is about maintaining safety on our roads,” said Kesto, chair of the Law and Justice Committee. “If we allow the BAC standards to slide back to 0.10, that means we’re having that many more people pushing the envelope with drinking then driving. We cannot allow that to happen.”Rep. Green’s House Bill 4548, in its original form, eliminated the Oct. 1, 2018 sunset of the 0.08 BAC standard. A five-year sunset, set to expire Oct. 1, 2023, was added in the committee stage today. House Bill 4547, sponsored by Kesto of Commerce Township updates sentencing guidelines to reflect the changes made in HB 4548.“Michigan’s 0.08 BAC is set to expire, but our bills ensure that this will not happen for another five years,” said Green, of Warren. “Extending the sunset will ensure the continued safety of drivers, passengers and pedestrians, and Michigan will maintain its current levels of federal transportation funding.”In 2000, federal legislation passed that required all states to establish a 0.08 BAC level for a state’s drunk driving offense by October 2003. Failure to do so would have resulted in federal highway funding sanctions implemented for each year a state failed to pass such legislation. In 2003, Michigan enacted Public Act 61, which lowered the BAC level to 0.08 with a 10-year sunset provision. Public Act 23 of 2013 extended the sunset on the 0.08 BAC level for another five years to Oct. 1, 2018.##### 14Jun Drunk driving bills approved by House committee Categories: Kesto News,News
17Oct Rep. Rendon welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation PHOTO: State Rep. Daire Rendon of Lake City welcomed Pastor Mike Dunn to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Dunn is the pastor at Free Methodist Church in Lake City. Categories: Daire Rendon News,News
12Jan Rep. Tedder announces FIRST Robotics grants to Clarkston schools Categories: Tedder News State Rep. Jim Tedder today announced a combined grant award of $18,300 to FIRST Robotics programs in the Clarkston Community School District from the Michigan Department of Education.The RUSH robotics team was awarded $2,500 with the Clarkston RoboWolves, Cyborg Wolves, Grease Wolves, Jaffke/Evans and Technadoes teams receiving $1,300 each. Clarkston Junior High School was awarded a total of $3,600 with six additional programs in the Clarkston school district receiving $950.“I’m very proud of all the students and teachers who have worked tirelessly to earn this extremely important funding,” Tedder said. “I commend the Clarkston Community School District for their efforts to continue providing new opportunities for our students.”FIRST is an international educational organization focusing on the development and implementation of science and technology in schools. The Michigan Department of Education awarded over $2.5 million in grants to FIRST programs in public and non-public schools this year. Since 2014, Michigan has invested over $12 million to FIRST programs.
Google may make an investment in ‘virtual media company’ Machinima and other web video producers as part of a new focus on investing in content creation, according to US reports.Machinima focuses on males aged 18-34 who are into gaming culture. The company distributes its content on YouTube rather than via its own destination site. Machinima claims to have aggregated the work of over 4,000 content creators to date. President and co-founder Philip Debevoise revealed plans to launch a Machinima Prime channel and expand its international presence at the MIPCube conference in Cannes a month ago.According to the All Things D site, citing sources familiar with Machinima’s latest investment round, Google could be one of a number of investors to back the company, possibly via its Google Ventures unit. According to a report by Bloomberg, Google is also mulling other investments in professional-quality web video makers.Machinima was one of the companies to take part in YouTube’s first ever advertising ‘upfront’ last week in New York, when the Google-owned video site presented its upcoming content offerings to advertisers, on the model of the upfronts traditionally presented by US broadcast and cable networks. YouTube’s global head of content Robert Kynci committed to invest US$100 million (€77 million) in content creation in the form of loans and a further US$200 million to market the channels created as a result.YouTube announced three new channels at the event – Wigs, focusing on scripted dramas aimed at a female audience crated by producer Jon Avnet and director Rodrigo Garcia, TeamUSA from the US Olympic Committee, and Picture Show, created by Tribeca Enterprises, parent company of the Tribeca Film Festival, and YouTube producer Maker Studios. The latter is expected to launch later this year.
Bill Roedy, the ex-boss of MTV, has joined the board of Mind Candy, the company behind the incredibly successful Moshi Monsters property.Roedy will be a non-executive director of Mind Candy. The company said that he will help the company as it expands into new areas.“As non-exec director Bill will help Mind Candy as the company expands globally, develops new brands and launches linear entertainment such as Moshi TV, cartoons and films,” Mind Candy said.The Moshi Monsters website launched in 2007 and has about 165 million users across 150 countries.Michael Acton Smith, CEO of Mind Candy said: “We look forward to benefiting from his rich and varied experience as we expand into many new areas of the entertainment industry.”Roedy said: “Mind Candy is a very impressive operation. Moshi Monsters is on the way to becoming a global ‘tour de force’. It will be an exciting ride, alongside the expert leadership of Michael and his team”.
Sky Italia has chosen Ericsson to provide its AVP4000 compression platform for HD services, enabling it to expand its HD offering without contracting additional satellite bandwidth, according to Ericsson. Sky is the first European DTH provider to deploy Ericsson’s new platform, powered by its first in-house developed processing chip.“Our subscribers demand high quality as part of their overall experience. The compression performance of the Ericsson AVP 4000 allows us to extend our service in a very cost-effective way with a rapid return on investment. What’s more, this entire upgrade took less than two months from order to on-air which enabled us to be very fast to market with this new content offering,” said Massimo Bertolotti, head of platform engineering and innovation, Sky Italia.
Vivendi is looking to sell its German subscription video-on-demand service Watchever, according to a report in French financial daily Les Echos.According to the report, Vivendi has asked Merrill Lynch to advise on a possible sale of the platform, which only launched last year.According to the paper, Vincent Bolloré, who is due to take the helm as president of Vivendi supervisory board on June 24, has been concerned at the level of losses registered by Watchever. The unit turned in a loss of €66 million last year on revenues of €12 million, and losses for the first quarter o 2014 reached €21 million. The service is available for €8.99 a month but has used a large number of promotions to attract a user base of between 300,000 and 500,000, according to the report.According to Les Echos, Vivendi has decided to seek a buyer ahead of Netflix’s launch of a German service later this year.Bolloré is also reported to be unhappy that Watchever is owned by Vivendi directly rather than via its French pay TV unti Canal+, which would have been better-placed to contribute its expertise in building and marketing video services.
Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Czech Republic has added sports channel Nova Sport to its line-up after striking a deal with Central European Media Enterprises (CME) subsidiary CET 21, the channel’s owner.Nova Sport will be available in HD as part of the operator’s sport package. The channel is returning to the platform after an absence when UPC and CET 21 were unable to agree terms.UPC also distributes general channel Nova, Nova Cinema and youth-skewed TV Fanda in HD resolution.
Video site Vimeo has added support for Google’s Chromecast TV streaming stick to its iOS app for iPad and iPhone. Viewers that update to the most recent version of the Vimeo app will be able to ‘cast’ content to their Chromecast-connected today.Vimeo said that though the feature is currently only available on iOS, it is working to bring Chromecast support to other devices.Vimeo already be accessed on other streaming and web-enabled TV devices such as Apple TV, Roku, Xbox and Amazon Fire TV.
Peaky BlindersEndemol Shine International has licensed a package of programming to Vubiquity, the technology company behind the FilmFlex service in the UK and several SVOD services in emerging markets.Vubiquity licenses content and provides a white label solution for would-be SVOD players.It has acquired several ESI titles including Peaky Blinders and The Fall for a large part of the Middle East, parts of the CEE region and several English-speaking countries in Africa.The shows will be on the Vubiquity platform from June.ESI boss Cathy Payne: “Peaky Blinders and The Fall are critically acclaimed drama series’ that I am sure the Vubiquity audience will love.”Vubiquity provides its white label SVOD product to Cellcom in Israel (Cellcom TV) among others.It also licenses and manages content for digital services including OTE TV Club in Greece, SBB Video Klub in Serbia and MTN FrontRow Club in South Africa.
Programmatic online video advertising in Europe will be a €2 billion industry by 2020, according to research commissioned by video advertising technology provider SpotX from IHS.According to the IHS research, programmatic advertising has grown from €22 million in 2012 to €375 million last year and will continue to grow at a rate of 38.7% between now and the end of the decade, when over half of all online video advertising revenue in Europe wiol be generated programmatically.The big five European markets – the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain – will generate €1.512 billion in programmatic sales by 2020, up from €286 million in 2015, led by the UK, which will see programmatic sales grow from €135 million to €602 million.France will see programmatic sales grow from €67 million to €358 million, while Germany will see sales grow from €31 million to €254 million, enabling it to overtake currently third-placed Italy.The Benelux region will account for €198 million of programmatic sales by 2020, while the Nordic countries will account for €138 million.“The data shows the dramatic rise of video advertising across Europe, which has been reflected in our own growth across Europe with rising revenues every year. We introduced video real time bidding in 2010, and now have established offices in London, Hamburg and Amsterdam contributing to the global growth of SpotX. The UK, France and the Netherlands are leading the adoption of programmatic online video in Europe, followed by a sizeable and important market in Germany, as well as emerging markets with high potential including the Nordics, Spain, Italy, Switzerland and Austria,” said Mike Shehan, CEO of SpotX.
BT CEO Gavin PattersonWhile its Q3 results were dominated by a dramatic plunge in profit in the wake of the Italian accounting scandal reported earlier this week, BT made solid progress in TV, with broadband and TV revenue up 8%, compared with 4% for consumer revenue as a whole, and the TV base growing by 52,000 customers to reach 1.7 million.BT said the average audience figures for its BT Sport offering increased by 15% excluding its Showcase and digital channels.BT added 83,000 retail broadband customers, or 44% of overall UK DSL and fibre net additions in the quarter. The company said just over half of its broadband base – 51% – is now on fibre.While TV numbers were up, so were the costs of winning additional customers, with increased Premier League costs contributing to a 7% increase in operating costs.BT has already said it will begin charging customers for access to BT Sport from August, charging £3.50 a month to its own customers and £7.50 a month – an increase of £1.50 – to those who receive BT Sport via a Sky box. Until now, BT broadband customers have received the channel for free.The price increase is part of a wider series of changes BT plans to make to the TV service over the coming months, with the launch of a new BT TV app to provide a more seamless experience in and out of the home, and the launch of a new user experience to provide easier access to linear channels and on-demand content.BT’s progress in TV and broadband was overshadowed by the outcome of an investigation into its Italian business that saw third quarter adjusted EBITDA plummet. BT said that it now expected both underlying revenue and adjusted EBITDA to be flat year-on-year for its 2017-18 financial year.The telco posted profit before tax of £526 million, down 37%, on revenue of £6.128 billion for the quarter.the results came after BT conducted an investigation of improper accounting practices at its Italian branch that led to sweeping changes in the unit’s senior management team.BT’s shares dropped sharply after the scandal broke earlier this week.“The good progress we’re making across most of the business has unfortunately been overshadowed by the results of our investigation into our Italian operations and our outlook. We’ve undertaken extensive investigations into our Italian business, including an independent review by KPMG, and I am deeply disappointed with the unacceptable practices by some that we’ve found. This has no place at BT, and it undermines the good work we’re doing elsewhere in the Group. We are committed to ensuring the highest standards across the whole of BT,” said CEO Gavin Patterson.Patterson said that BT faced other challenges in the coming months, and went on to defend the record of Openreach, the company’s much-criticised infrastructure arm.“We face a more challenging outlook in the UK public sector and international corporate markets but we’ve seen record growth at EE, strong momentum in consumer, and our highest ever fibre net connections in Openreach. Customer experience remains a top priority. EE is now answering 100% of its customers’ calls in the UK and Ireland. In Openreach, missed appointments have halved year on year. We’ll continue to invest to ensure our service levels improve and that our customers see the benefit,” he said.
Quality of Experience monitoring outfit Witbe has launched a cloud-based monitoring service for OTT TV.The service, based on the offering already adopted on premises by Witbe customers, can be delivered via Witbe’s Galilei reference networks from points around the world including San Jose, Denver, Montreal, New York, Paris and Singapore.According to Witbe, the cloud-based monitoring service will enable customers to deliver key performance indicators with greater accuracy thanks to removing monitoring from third-party hosting, will enable them to follow the evolution of the performance of a service, regardless of the stability of the network used to verify the measures, to know the quality of an OTT service by reducing the number of intermediate networks used during measurements, and to provide monitoring for specific KPIs to operators and broadcasters with no investment in infrastructure required.Witbe operates its own IP network dedicated to monitoring its customers’ digital services’ performance.“Right from the beginning, we were convinced that we could not measure a service’s variations of quality, using a network with random performances. It was crucial to have our own network, to establish a frame of reference with constant measurements. We completely control the performances of our reference network Galilei, and it is especially adapted for OTT video measures. Witbe is proving its unique expertise on the market and its desire to assist tis clients in their daily challenge to deliver all their services with the best Quality of Experience possible,” said Marie-Véronique Lacaze, president and CEO.
More than half of US millennials now tune into an SVOD service like Netflix, Amazon Prime or Hulu on a daily basis, according to Leichtman Research Group.The research claims that 51% 18-34 year-olds stream a subscription video-on-demand service every day, up from 33% in 2015 and substantially more than the 29% of adults of all ages who now tune into SVOD daily.Overall, 64% of all US households claimed to have an SVOD service from Netflix, Amazon Prime, and/or Hulu – up from 47% in 2014.Among SVOD users, 51% said they subscribe to more than one service, up from 35% in 2014, and 83% said that they have Netflix.Among non-pay TV households the uptake of SVOD stood at 72%, while 62% of pay TV subscribers said they also pay for a subscription VOD offering.The research also demonstrated a shift in the way that consumers are watching video content.Some 43% of adults said they now watch video on ‘non-TV’ devices –computers, mobile phones, iPads and tablets – up from 33% in 2015 and 18% in 2012.Among mobile phone and tablet viewers, 74% and 87% of adults respectively said that they tune into video on these devices while at home.“Nearly two-thirds of all households now have an SVOD service, and over half of this group has more than one of the major SVOD services,” said Bruce Leichtman, president and principal analyst for Leichtman Research Group.“With the increased prevalence of SVOD in consumers’ households, 29% of adults now stream an SVOD service daily, up from 16% just two years ago.”The findings are taken from an LRG survey of 1,207 US households and are part of a new study called Emerging Video Services XI, its eleventh annual study on this topic.
MTV GIG: DERRY TO “STAR IN EYES AND EARS OF MILLIONS” – DURKAN was last modified: July 24th, 2014 by stephenstephen Tags: Mr Durkan said: “I’m delighted so many people will have the chance to see stars of international calibre come to them to perform in the special setting of Ebrington – which is a stage in its own right overlooking an impressive cityscape.“Once again, there will be an incredible atmosphere in Derry.“I’m also delighted for all of the local acts who will have the opportunity to showcase their talents in front of a global audience.”Mr Durkan concluded: “This is another great opportunity for Derry to star in the eyes and ears of millions, and is an excellent addition to Music City 2014.” Confirmation this afternoon that an “MTV Crash” gig is to be staged in Derry on 19-20 September next has been welcomed by SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan who said the event would provide a “great opportunity” for the city to “star in the eyes and ears of millions.”Mr Durkan, who held discussions with MTV in 2012 about trying to find a suitable location for them to come to the city, said he was delighted international stars would be taking part in the event which is to be screened across MTV’s music channels.Tickets for the gig, which will also feature local acts, will go on sale on 9 August when details of headline acts will be announced. Derrydurkanebringtongigmtv ShareTweet
“I will be asking officers to prepare a report for Council outlining how we can build on the momentum of the EYC19 campaign so that we have a clear pathway for future participation of young people in key strategic projects. I would like to wish Novi Sad, Serbia every success with the title.The Mayor continued: “‘I am so proud of our young people and everything they achieved through this campaign. Not only have they shone the light on their own talents and creativity but they have also raised the profile of our city and district.‘By putting their thoughts, beliefs and aspirations into the campaign we can now build on this to help shape the future of our Council area together. Well done to all involved, it’s been a great effort and you should be very proud with what has been achieved.’Oonagh McGillion, Director of Legacy at Derry City and Strabane District Council added, ‘Despite our disappointment we are very proud to have got this far in the competition. This is testament to what our young people can achieve. ‘The entire Council area will still benefit from this campaign. We have shown Europe that our youth related cultural, social, political and economic life is on a par with Europe’s most progressive places for young people to live, learn, work and play and this campaign will benefit our city and district in the long term.‘I would like to thank our youth ambassadors, the bid team and all our partners especially the Education Authority for their dedication, support and hard work. Our youth have been at the centre of this campaign and without their suggestions, creativity and vitality we would not have reached the final in this competition. We look forward to building on what we have achieved and embedding this amazing programme into the Community Plan.’Derry City and Strabane District Council will be revealing details in the coming weeks on its celebration event in January 2017 to acknowledge the efforts and hard work of those involved in the campaign, details on this will be made available at www.derrystrabane.com.The 2019 European Youth Capital winner was announced at the European Youth Forum’s Council of Members meeting on Wednesday November 16th.For more details on the Derry City and Strabane District Council EYC bid, visit www.eyc19.com or e-mail email@example.com.DERRY-STRABANE MISSES OUT ON EYC19 TITLE TO NOVI SAD IN SERBIA was last modified: November 17th, 2016 by John2John2 Tags: DERRY-STRABANE MISSES OUT ON EYC19 TITLE TO NOVI SAD IN SERBIAMAYOR HILARY MCCLINTOCKserbia ShareTweet FOLLOWING a tremendous campaign Derry-Strabane have narrowly missed out on the 2019 European Youth Capital title.Novi Sad in Serbia was awarded the winning destination at the European Youth Forum’s Council of Members meeting in Varna on Wednesday 16th November.For the past 15 months thousands of young people participated in the EYC19 campaign taking part in workshops, activities and events to develop and shape the EYC19 bid.The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council,Alderman Hilary McClintock speaking from Boston on a North West Trade Delegation expressed her disappointment at hearing the news, ‘There is no doubt that I am disappointed at the news particularly after all the hard work that’s gone into the campaign but I want to reassure all our young people that all this work will not be lost.‘We have heard the voices of our young people and we need to ensure all their needs and priorities are reflected in the Community Plan.
https://abcn.ws/Election2018 Next PostLewis Nissan Athlete of the Week – Bryce Knapp Home NewsWatch Featured Democrat Joe Manchin Wins Re-Election Against Morrisey Google+ Linkedin Twitter Facebook Several networks have projected that Joe Manchin is the winner over Patrick Morrisey in a contentious U.S. Senate race in West Virginia with national implications that drew a lot of attention from President Donald Trump.ABC, Fox News and CBS projected that Democrat Manchin has defeated Republican Morrisey.The numbers at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday with 47 percent of precincts showed that Manchin had 51 percent and Morrisey had 45 percent.Trump, who backed Morrisey, made several visits to the Mountain State during the campaign. Morrisey said he was the candidate who could best push through the president’s agenda. Manchin, meanwhile, called himself an independent senator who has backed Trump 70 percent of the time.Recent polls showed the race between the two, which included a heated, televised debate and a parade of political advertisements, was close.In the televised debate, Morrisey and Manchin differed on their support of Amendment One that stipulates there is no constitutional right to abortion. Morrisey said he supported Amendment One and that he opposes taxpayer funding of abortion. Manchin said, however, he would vote against it. He said he has been pro-life his entire career with exceptions for the life of the mother, rape and incest. He said the Republican Legislature failed to add those exceptions.The two also traded barbs over the opioid issue. Manchin chided Morrisey over money he said Morrisey and his family made lobbying for the pharmaceutical industry, which he said poured millions of pills into the state. He also said, Morrisey, as attorney general had the state settle with pharmaceutical companies for a fraction of the amounts that should have been receivedMeanwhile, Morrisey pointed out that Manchin’s daughter is the chief executive officer of Mylan Pharmaceutical that sold EpiPen for excessive amounts.The attorney general repeatedly criticized Manchin as a liberal who supported former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and who has close ties to Democrats such as Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. Manchin said Morrisey is an outsider from New Jersey who does not understand West Virginia’s problems and lost in a congressional race in New Jersey.The two also differed on Trump’s next round of tax cuts.Morrisey said the economy needs to be stimulated and that can be achieved through “Trump’s pro-growth policies.”Manchin said the corporate tax needs to go back up to what it was a year ago. He said it needs to go back to 25 percent and “take all the exemptions off from all of his wealthy friends that have benefited from this.”Manchin was seeking re-election to the U.S. Senate for a seat he first gained in 2010 in a special election when he succeeded the late Robert Byrd. He was re-elected to a full term in 2012. Before the Senate, Manchin was governor of West Virginia for six years.Morrisey was elected in 2012 as the state’s first Republican attorney general since 1933. He was re-elected in 2016. FeaturedNewsWatchPolitical News Democrat Joe Manchin Wins Re-Election Against Morrisey By Tyler BarkerNov 06, 2018, 21:33 pm 392 0 Pinterest Mail Previous PostCarol Miller projected as winner of U.S. House 3rd District race Tumblr Tyler Barker Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org