Donegal groups attend citizens forum in Dublin

first_img By News Highland – October 30, 2010 Facebook Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Previous articleJury fail to reach verdict against man accused of manslaughter of Garda McCallionNext articleHSE west urges public to stay safe this Halloween News Highland Twitter Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Donegal groups attend citizens forum in Dublin Google+ Facebook Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Newsx Adverts A number of Donegal groups are amongst a contingent of over 1000 people taking part in a unique ‘citizens forum’ in Dublin today.The Forum at the RDS is debating alternative policies to tackle the recession, and reshape Ireland’s economy.The organisers say they hope the forum will create a movement for change that politicians cannot ignore.Annette Patton from the Donegal Community Workers Co-op is attending the forum  – she believes it is time people took back the right to run the country how they see fit:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/ann.mp3[/podcast] Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increaselast_img read more

Troubled crowdfunding firm sells building at $10M loss

first_img114 East 25th Street (Google Maps)Crowdfunding firm Prodigy Network has sold one of its commercial properties at a $10 million loss, creating further uncertainty for investors in the troubled firm.The company sold 114 East 25th Street — where it operates the co-working space “The Assemblage” — for $41.3 million, property records show. Prodigy purchased the 12-story building for $51 million in 2016, borrowing $35 million. Investors in the building were required to put in a minimum of $50,000, according to Prodigy’s website.Prodigy has been in financial strife for some time. The firm, which owns several commercial properties in New York City, stopped paying distributions to investors in late 2018, blaming poor performance. In an update sent to investors last year, Prodigy said the East 25th Street property was unable to meet its debt obligations.In addition to its financial woes, Prodigy’s leadership is unclear. Rodrigo Niño, who founded the company as a crowdfunding firm in 2013, resigned last September as legal and financial troubles mounted. Soon afterward Niño informed investors that he had been diagnosed with cancer, and last month, after months of treatment in New York City, he died at the age of 50. A new CEO has still not been announced.Prodigy’s chief financial officer, Carey Fieldcamp, and development partner, Larry Davis of Shorewood Real Estate Group, did not return phone calls seeking comment about the sale. Jeffrey Miller, a Uniondale-based attorney representing the LLC that bought 114 East 25th Street, also did not respond to messages.The Assemblage, a co-working and event space that emphasizes wellness and community, has one other location in New York. The brand’s Twitter account was active Thursday, with a post advertising virtual sessions about “breathwork,” “dance waves” and “dissolving patterns of fear.”Read moreReal estate crowdfunding pioneer Rodrigo Niño diesProdigy Network seeks $40M to save commercial buildingCrowdfunding investors accuse Prodigy of shutting them out Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink A former real estate broker, Niño was a pioneer of crowdfunding who believed the model could open commercial real estate investing to ordinary people. Known for his energy and global network, he ended up raising some $690 million from investors around the world to fund commercial developments in New York, Chicago and his native Colombia.But Niño’s visions for Prodigy — and projected returns — failed to meet expectations. When distributions stopped in late 2018, investors grew concerned about the health of the company, and several sued.Early this year, they were offered some insight into what was going on behind the scenes when the company sent letters asking for money to keep two of its commercial buildings, 85 West Broadway and 84 William Street, afloat. The letters warned that if sufficient funds were not raised, the investors could lose everything they had put in.But the letters did little to assuage the fears of those who already felt their money was at risk.“There’s a lot of doubt,” one investor from Argentina told The Real Deal in February. “I cannot put money there … [because] there’s no confidence at all.”Write to Sylvia Varnham O’Regan at [email protected] TagsCo-workingCrowdfundingProdigy Networkrodrigo nino Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

Structures move through Seville

first_imgEngineering specialist PHB Weserhütte, part of TSK, manufactured the equipment, which needed to be delivered to Canada. Measuring 58 m long and weighing more than 350 tons (317.5 tonnes), the pieces were loaded onto the multipurpose vessel Klara at the port’s Armament Dock. After crossing the Panama Canal, the pieces will arrive in Vancouver. Noatum Logistics handled the project with the support of its two subsidiaries: its specialist project cargo division Actanis Project Cargo, which designed the logistics solution; and Marmedsa Noatum Maritime, which was the ship’s consignee company. Other logistics operators from the port of Seville also participated in the operation, including Carbón Puerto, which has carried out the stowage; as well as staff from the Port Authority of Seville who assisted with the navigation of the dock. www.noatumlogistics.com www.actanis.com portal.apsevilla.comlast_img read more

Bratislava back

first_imgTHIS MONTH is due to see the selection of a preferred option for an initial 10 km north – south metro line in the Slovak capital Bratislava. Construction of the line from Janíkov Dvor to Trnavske Moto via Suché Moto and the main station is expected to start next year for opening in 2004.In 1991 Bratislava city council approved plans for a 7 km automated VAL line along the same route, worked by 22 trains. However, the DM1·6bn cost was deemed too high and the agreement with Matra Transport was never ratified. Sicne that time the council’s metro office has been preparing a range of alternative schemes, which were presented to the council for discussion last month.last_img read more

Trump’s 2005 federal tax returns leaked!

first_imgCNW 90 SCRIPT – March Its Wednesday, March 15. We’re taking a look at some of the top stories that are making the news across your Caribbean-American communityIn SportsFormer West Indies middle order batsman, Shivnarine ChanderPaul and his son Tagenarine, both starred with the bat for Guyana in a four-day first class cricket match against Jamaica on Saturday. Shivnarine Chanderpaul, now 42, made 57 in the Guyana innings while his son, Tagenarine, who opened the innings scored 58.Here’s What’s TrendingPresident Donald Trump’s 2005 federal returns have been released and showed he reported $150 million in income and paid $38 million in federal taxes. What appears to be two pages of Trump’s return was obtained by journalist David Cay Johnston and published on DCReport.org. The documents show Trump and his wife Melania paying $5.3 million in regular federal income tax – a rate of less than 4%. Today’s coverage was brought to you by Grace Soups: Spice up your kitchen with Grace Soups today.  Genuine Caribbean taste enjoyed worldwide!”This has been CNW90, I’m ……………………..last_img read more

Keeneland, Maker’s boost UK academic center

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-20:3c18490e8bc343222934e071 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-979464-4078197508001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.LEXINGTON, Ky. – With construction projects done, under way or planned, more and more University of Kentucky student-athletes are living, training and competing on the south side of campus. Soon, an academic and tutoring center for those athletes will be located there as well.With funding support from Keeneland and Maker’s Mark, UK Athletics announced on Tuesday initial plans to construct a new, second Center for Academic and Tutorial Services facility. It’ll be housed within the new football training center, which is currently being built next to Commonwealth Stadium, and located more than a mile away from the current CATS center at Memorial Coliseum.Athletic director Mitch Barnhart said that by the fall of 2016, when the football team moves to its new training center, about 350 of the school’s 500 student-athletes will be based on the south side of campus, so it became a necessity to accommodate them with a nearby academic center.“Our physical facility growth of our program, it is trending toward the other side of campus,” Barnhart said at a news conference at Memorial Coliseum. “Our ability to give our student-athletes the best chance schedule-wise and to be able to maintain some sense of balance in their life, we have got to create an expansion of our services to the other side of campus.”Mark Stoops, Mitch Barnhart discuss new CATS center, Bud Dupree, basketball team, freshman eligibleMaker’s Mark and Keeneland hope to raise $2 million for CATS over the next five years through their own contributions and the proceeds of sales of commemorative bottles of Maker’s bourbon. The first bottles, available in April, will feature legendary UK basketball coach Adolph Rupp.Maker’s Chief Operating Officer Rob Samuels said the bottles featuring Rupp will continue the long partnership between his company and Keeneland to release special bottles each spring that celebrate iconic figures and raise money for special projects.UK football coach Mark Stoops was pictured on a bottle last year with proceeds going to UK’s Gill Heart Institute.An additional $2 million for the CATS project will be raised through a corporate challenge, with Keeneland pledging to become the first of 20 companies to give $100,000.Barnhart said the new facility will take pressure off the crowded CATS facility at Memorial, which will remain the primary academic center for men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, rifle and possibly gymnastics.Specific details about the size, amenities and completion date of the new CATS center have not been finalized.Stoops said the new facility will be a “direct benefit to the student-athletes.”“As you know the time demands on these (players), it’s an awful lot,” he said. “We work these guys from morning until night, and to have an academic center in our new football building means a great deal to our kids, just for the time commitment for them. They can get many more hours in the CATS center, so it’s a great benefit to us and (we) greatly appreciate the support both from Maker’s and from Keeneland.”Steve Jones can be reached at (502) 582-7176 and followed on Twitter at @SteveJones_CJ. Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img read more

NBA star Duncan says ex-financial adviser cost him millions

first_imgSan Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan listens to a question during a news conference on Saturday, June 7, 2014, in San Antonio. The team plays Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat on Sunday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO (AP) _ Spurs star Tim Duncan has filed another lawsuit against a former financial adviser who Duncan contends has cost him millions of dollars in lost investments.The lawsuit filed last week claims Charles Banks of Atlanta urged Duncan to invest $1.1 million in a cosmetics company that Banks said was profitable when it was actually about to become bankrupt.The San Antonio Express-News reports (http://bit.ly/1SbSD1v ) Duncan wants his investment returned to him and is pursuing punitive damages against Banks.Banks previously has denied the allegations.The NBA star filed an initial lawsuit in January that contends a series of investments enriched Banks but ultimately caused Duncan more than $25 million in losses.Duncan has said the losses came to light during a review of finances as part of his earlier divorce.___Information from: San Antonio Express-News, http://www.mysanantonio.comlast_img read more

Bengals corner Adam Jones apologizes to Steelers’ Brown

first_imgIn this June 12, 2013 photo, Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones rests during the NFL football team’s minicamp in Cincinnati. Photo / AP – Al Behrman, FilePacman’s sorry, AB.Cincinnati cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones apologized Friday for claiming Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was faking a concussion at the end of the wild-card game last Saturday night.The Steelers, who beat the Bengals on a late field goal, ruled Brown out for their divisional matchup Sunday with Denver after the two-time All-Pro was not cleared by doctors.Jones said in the aftermath of Cincinnati’s 18-16 loss that Brown winked at him before being helped off the field after taking a shot to the head from Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict.Jones posted a video on Instagram late Friday afternoon in which Jones said “I apologize sincerely. Get well.”Also Friday, Jones was fined $28,940 for contact with an official, a foul that moved the Steelers closer for their game-winning field goal in the final seconds.last_img read more

Going back to the future

first_imgThe inaugural senior premiership coach of the West Gippsland Football Netball Competition has returned to the nest. Ben Soumilas, one…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Russell Bennett last_img

Krishan blasts memorable knock

first_imgDDCA TURF 2 AND 3 REVIEW – ROUND 5 TURF 2 Simply astonishing. The firepower, the concentration, the brilliance. Dandenong…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Nick Creely last_img