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Hundreds turn out for riverbank vigil for missing David Colhoun

first_img Hundreds turn out for riverbank vigil for missing David Colhoun 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Hundreds of people attended a vigil last night for the Lifford man David Colhoun, who has been missing for more than two months.The 22-year-old has not been seen since he escaped from police custody in Strabane on 22 May.Hundreds of friends and neighbours attended the vigil along the Lifford and Strabane river bank just after 8 o clock last night.Fr Edward Kilpatrick, who led the vigil, said that everyone is very much concerned for the recovery of David.He said everyday people in Lifford were asking, ‘Any news today?’And he said the searches would continue until the missing man is found.Meanwhile, David Colhouns father, Joseph thanked everyone involved in the search for their tremendous support, and he said he could never thank them enough.He asked people for their continued support and he said he was as determined as ever to keep looking for his son. Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – August 3, 2011 Twittercenter_img News Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleFour arrested in Derry dissident probeNext articlePlanning permission granted for Wastewater Treatment Plant in Falcarragh News Highland Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Laura Loomer the New GOP AOC?

first_imgLoomer says her social-media gag order partly inspired her run.“They silenced me and violated my civil rights,” Loomer explains. “I started thinking to myself, that what happened to me will happen to everyday Americans who don’t have my soap box.”In addition to taking on big tech, Loomer has marketed herself as strongly pro-Israel, tough on terrorism, pro-gun and an unswerving supporter of President Trump.If elected, Loomer says she planned to take on AOC and her Squad mates — several of whom she casually refers to as “Jihadis.”“I am a one-woman squad,” she adds. “Republicans need more firepower. They need people who aren’t going to cower in fear of these women.”Campaign manager Giorno explains, “The experience I had on the campaign with Donald Trump is really one of the reasons why I took a look at Laura Loomer. She reminded me a little bit of Donald Trump. She is very frenetic, in a good way, constant energy, high expectations of herself and others … she impressed me and I don’t get impressed very easily.”Team Loomer add that they expect to blow out the crowded GOP field in the Aug. 18 primary before going into a final matchup with the Democratic incumbent — Lois Frankel, a former West Palm Beach mayor who was elected to Congress in 2013. In 2016, Frankel defeated Republican Paul Spain with 62.7% of the vote, even as Donald Trump won Florida by more than 100,000 votes.Loomer will join Jen and Bill on The South Florida Morning Show, right here on 850 WFTL, Monday morning at 9:35 a.m. A Florida hurricane may be about to make an impact on the nation’s capital…but not the kind you’re probably thinking.Laura Loomer, a 26-year-old conservative who is running for Congress right here in the Sunshine State, is gaining support among activists and donors who believe she is the conservative answer to New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.“She’s the Republican’s AOC,” longtime GOP strategist Roger Stone told The New York Post. “She’s young. She’s energetic. She’s feisty. She’s anti-establishment, and she has an enormous national following, as does AOC, which can help finance a congressional race.”Loomer declared her candidacy in the heavily-blue 21st district in August of last year and has had stints at James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas and the Canadian far-right Rebel Media.She is also well known for her criticism of Islam, which has resulted in bans from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Medium, Paypal, Venmo, GoFundMe, Lyft, Uber, Uber Eats, and MGM Resorts.Her campaign collected $204,786 in the first quarter of 2020, according to April filings with the Federal Election Commission. That brings her total to nearly $600,000, which is significantly more than her eight GOP primary rivals combined.Home Depot billionaire Bernard Marcus ($2,800) and Eric Javits, a former US ambassador ($1,000), are among Loomer’s more than 9,000 individual donors.Courtesy: Laura Loomer/FacebookKaren Giorno, a 30-year veteran of GOP politics who served as President Trump’s 2016 Florida state director, is running Loomer’s campaign.last_img read more

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English quartet to get into the Spirit in Texas

first_img30 Sep 2013 English quartet to get into the Spirit in Texas Four full internationals will represent England Golf in the biennial Spirit International Amateur Championship being staged at the Whispering Pines Golf Club, Houston, Texas on 30th October – 2nd November. The quartet is Paul Howard (Southport & Ainsdale, Lancashire), Nick Marsh (Huddersfield, Yorkshire), Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, Image © Leaderboard Photography), and Alex Peters (Notts Ladies, Nottinghamshire). The event brings together leading players, men and women, from many overseas nations so the England players will face a tough test. Each team comprises two men and two women and is played on a four ball, better ball format over 72 holes. Howard, 23, became a full England cap in this year’s Home Internationals. The Lancashire stalwart also represented England Golf in the Chiberta Grand Prix and the Biarritz Cup this summer after finishing fifth in the Welsh Open Stroke Play and 11th in the Lytham Trophy. Last week, he scored five points from six in helping Lancashire regain the County Championship. Marsh, 19, a former boy cap, also made his full England debut in this year’s Home Internationals. A quarter finalist in the Amateur Championship, he finished equal fifth in the Chiberta Grand Prix and runner-up in thr North of England Youths Championship and the Welsh Open Youths Championship. MacLaren, 19, is in her second year at Florida International University where, as a freshman, she won three times on the US women’s college circuit and was Freshman of the Year for the Sun Belt Conference. On this side of the Atlantic she won the 2013 Irish stroke play, represented England in the European Ladies’ Team Championship and finished third in England Golf women’s Order of Merit. Peters, 20, is England’s top woman golfer having won the 2013 England Golf women’s Order of Merit, sponsored by Lorrin Golf. During the year she finished runner-up in the English Women’s Amateur Championship and the Welsh stroke play, reached the last 16 in the British Amateur Championship, represented GB&I in the Vagliano Trophy against the Continent of Europe and played in the Women’s Home Internationals. England has a creditable record in the Spirit Internationals. In 2005, Sophie Walker and Felicity Johnson won the gold medal in the women’s event and, together with Oliver Fisher and Jamie Moul, took the international team gold. Six years ago, the England quartet of Gary Boyd, Danny Willett, Elizabeth Bennett and Naomi Edwards came out on top to take the gold medals, while in 2009 England, represented by Matt Haines, Stiggy Hodgson, Holly Clyburn and Rachel Jennings, finished fourth in the team event. The field contains the best 20 international teams who qualified through their final positions in the Eisenhower and Espirito Santo Trophies.last_img read more

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Belton Park duo pick up PING Women’s Fourball Betterball Plate

first_img Congratulations to Jacqui Barson and Julie Beanland, of Belton Park Golf Club, who have won the PING Women’s Fourball Betterball Plate Final 2019.After an amazing day of Golf in Gainsborough, the duo won by 2 points with an overall score of 44, scoring 25 points on the front 9 and 19 points on the back 9.Barson and Beanland only met in January 2019 but play together regularly, they’ve become good friends and now are beginning to win competitions together.After a great front 9, the team were able to relax and enjoy the rest of the round, and, playing against another friendly pair, there was a nice pace of play and the duo we’re able to sail through the back 9 to secure an impressive victory.“We’re completely astounded and overjoyed,” said Jacqui Barson, “It’s unbelievable… we’re still shaking – it’s just surreal.”Congratulations to everybody who took part in the PING Women’s Plate Final – all eyes now turn to today’s Grand Final. You can keep up with all the action as it unfolds throughout the day here.Following the Finals this week (w/c 2nd September) the prizes have now been sent to clubs. 4 Sep 2019 Belton Park duo pick up PING Women’s Fourball Betterball Plate last_img read more

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Twitter rages as Georgia Bulldogs Todd Gurley suspended indefinitely

first_imgOne of the greatest running backs in the history of the University of Georgia — and by far the best and most explosive college back in America today — has had his gridiron tires flattened by the sharp object on his road to the Heisman Trophy, college football’s highest award.The school administration in Athens, Ga., about an hour east of Atlanta, announced that Gurley has been placed on indefinite suspension until they can gather all information related to an alleged improper benefits situation in exchange for his likeness, the media is reporting.Sources close to the NCAA investigation centers around whether Gurley was given money for autographs or the use of his likeness. University of Georgia officials did not reveal the alleged violation.“I’m obviously very disappointed,” Georgia coach Mark Richt said in a statement. “The important thing for our team is to turn all our attention toward preparation for Missouri.”The Bulldogs, ranked No. 13 Bulldogs (4-1, 2-1 SEC), will face No. 23 Missouri (4-1, 1-0) in a crucial Southeastern Conference Eastern Division game.Gurley leads the Bulldogs with 773 yards rushing and eight touchdowns, averaging 8.2 yards per carry. In addition, he has 11 receptions and a 100-yard kickoff return for a TD. With 3,147 rushing yards, Gurley needs 86 to pass Garrison Hearst for second on the school’s all-time list.The junior established himself as a leading Heisman contender with several signature games and moments, including a school-record 293 all-purpose yards in a season-opening victory over Clemson, not to mention a hurdler-like leap over a Tennessee defender to pick up an extra 10 yards.Twitter went berserk upon digesting this horrific news for the Bulldogs, whose SEC and national championship aspirations were resting mainly on the talented back’s shoulders.Take a look at what some had to say:last_img read more