Abuse victims’ group calls for Raphoe Diocese inquiry

first_img Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH By News Highland – July 14, 2011 Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleTesco’s Stranorlar plans are appealed to ABPNext articleWoman tells court she thought she and her children would die in 2008 crash News Highland WhatsApp Abuse victims’ group calls for Raphoe Diocese inquiry Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterestcenter_img Google+ Google+ Clerical sex abuse victims support group ‘One in Four’ says the publication of the Cloyne Report raises concerns about other dioceses across the country singling out the diocese of Raphoe.The 421-page document describes former Bishop John Magee’s handling of complaints as “inadequate and inappropriate”.The investigation found that he failed to report all allegations of clerical child sex abuse to Gardai.One in Four’s Director is Meave Lewis:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/lewisam.mp3[/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Newsx Adverts Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly last_img read more

Dutch Arsenal connection gunning for World Cup glory

first_imgVivianne Miedema, number 9, and Dominique Bloodworth, number 20, form part of a core of Arsenal players in the Netherland’s teamParis, France | AFP |  The Netherlands stand one step away from their first ever women’s World Cup final thanks to a core of players aiming to conquer the world after taking Arsenal back to the top in England.Vivianne Miedema’s thumping headed opener in their 2-0 quarter-final win over Italy on Saturday helped give her side a last four clash with Sweden on Wednesday. It was her third in France after scoring an astonishing 31 goals in 28 games for the Gunners as they won their first Women’s Super League in seven years.Lining up behind her, for both club and country for the past two years, have been attacking midfielder Danielle van de Donk, centre-back Dominique Bloodworth and goalkeeper Sari Van Veenendaal, and Miedema recognised the impact having same players form the spine of both teams.“Obviously it’s really easy, we’ve been playing together for two years, we play as goalie, centre back, number 10 and me and it’s the same at Arsenal so you get to know each other a lot better,” Miedema said after beating the Italians.“I just need to look at Dominique Bloodworth and I know where’s she’s going to play the ball. It’s the same with DVD (Van de Donk), we just have that connection. It helps me a lot and it helps our team a lot, and I’m happy that we’ve got that.”Saturday’s strike also increased 22-year-old Miedema’s total as her country’s top scorer to 61 in 80 matches for an international side considered relative minnows until very recently but who in the last three years have surged to the highest reaches of the women’s game.Since taking charge, initially as interim coach, in 2016, Sarina Weigman has led the Dutch to just their second ever World Cup two years after winning every match, and plaudits for the way they played, in the European Championships.“I didn’t expect to be in the semi-finals of this World Cup,” sais Miedema, whose team have shown they know how to battle.– ‘I know exactly what they’re doing’ –The Dutch have struggled to express themselves in France but have won two matches in the dying seconds, including their 2-1 last 16 win over Japan, and have scored the majority of their goals in the final 20 minutes. “We’ve been complaining a lot that we’ve not played the best football but in the end we’re in the semis, we’ve done amazing and we can be really proud,” Miedema added.Jill Roord has just joined Arsenal, a move which would have further strengthened the Gunners’ Dutch link had Bloodworth and Van Veenendaal not left pre-tournament.However, both departing players agree with Miedema that the connection between the four Dutch dynamos is hugely important to their success.“I think it’s very important. I realised on the pitch that Daniela and Viv are in front of me and I know exactly what they’re doing,” said Bloodworth.“I think we are all in the core of the team so I think it’s important that we’re so fluent in working together.”The 27-year-old Van de Donk has been crucial for Arsenal, scoring 13 times for the London club in their charge to the title last season and also winning the 2016 FA Women’s Cup.She scored in the 3-0 Dutch hammering of potential final opponents England in the semi-finals of the Euros —  her only goal of that tournament — and has proved to be a player for the big occasion.Van Veenendaal said the Arsenal quartet “feel each other” when they’re out on the pitch.“We’re all playing through the middle of the game and we know what we’re doing and we know from each other what we’re doing,” she said. “I think that will definitely help.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

A Vision for a Marina In Sandy Hook Bay

first_imgBy Liz Sheehan |SANDY HOOK – Is there a marina in Fort Hancock’s future?David Hoder, a civil engineer based in Fair Haven, presented that possibility at a meeting of the Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee last month.Hoder, a member of the Sandy Hook Foundation, a nonprofit group that supports programs and projects at Sandy Hook, said he had done marine harbor and marine planning work and had been asked by the committee “what it takes to create a mooring field” at the site in Sandy Hook Bay. He was not making a proposal as a business matter.“This is just in the talking stage,” Holder said Tuesday.He told the committee the project would need approvals from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Army Corps of Engineers, as well as environmental studies of the area chosen. Hoder discussed depth measurements in the bay and underwater conditions that might limit placement of moorings.Although he did not suggest any specific spot for the facility, Hoder said any site would need to be in a place near parking and rest rooms.The Fort Hancock 21st Advisory Committee was formed in 2012 to make plans for the fort’s future, after a 60-year lease issued by the park service in 1999 to James Wassel was terminated. Wassel, a Rumson developer, was to renovate and commercially developed more than 36 buildings at the historic fort, but was unable to prove he had the financial ability to fulfill the lease.Last year the park service leased the first of the buildings at the fort and at the February meeting the committee announced there were now letters of intent issued for leasing of eight of the fort’s buildings.One of the buildings, a former bachelor officers’ quarters, is under consideration for leasing by the nonprofit Affordable Housing Alliance advocacy group, to be used for several one-bedroom affordable apartments.Leases for five of the buildings, formerly used by the U.S. Army as a gas station, mule barn, bakery and sergeants’ and officers’ quarters, are being discussed with Joseph Kachinsky Jr., a construction official in Middletown and Rudolph Wobito.The Monmouth County Vocational School District has met with park service officials concerning a former mess hall and barracks. The school district operates the Marine Academy of Science and Technology (MAST) at Fort Hancock.This article was first published in the March 23-30, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

BAFFERT’S SKY KINGDOM SEEKS SECOND WIN IN SATURDAY’S MARATHON GRADE III, $100,000 TOKYO CITY CUP FOR OLDER HORSES AT 1 ½ MILES

first_img–30– ARCADIA, Calif. (March 25, 2015)–Bob Baffert’s Sky Kingdom heads a field of eight older horses as he seeks his second career win in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Tokyo City Cup, to be run at the marathon distance of a 1 ½ miles on Santa Anita’s main track.An impressive winner of the 2013 Tokyo City, Sky Kingdom pressed the early pace and went on to an emphatic 3 ¾ length win two years ago under Martin Garcia, who will be reunited with the Westrock Stables, LLC color bearer on Saturday. A winner of the American Flag Stakes five starts back at Los Alamitos on July 4, Sky Kingdom, a 6-year-old Kentucky-bred horse by Empire Maker, comes off a pair of double digit defeats in the Grade II, 1 ¾ miles Las Vegas Marathon at Santa Anita Oct. 31, and in the Grade I, 1 1/8 miles Awesome Again Stakes Sept. 27.Sky Kingdom enters the Tokyo City fresh and will be taking a significant drop in class off of his last two starts. He has a win and two seconds at a mile and a half and is 18-5-2-2 overall with earnings of $412,122.Trainer Neil Drysdale’s Chilean-bred Bronzo comes off an even fifth place run, beaten 6 ½ lengths by America’s top rated older horse, Shared Belief, in the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap and figures prominently in the Tokyo City. A Group I winner in his native Chile, Bronzo, a 6-year-old gelding by Fusaichi Pegasus, has faced top horses, including Shared Belief, California Chrome and Hoppertunity in his three stateside efforts to date.Owned by Don Alberto Stable, Bronzo layed mid-pack early in both the Big ‘Cap and the Grade II San Antonio Invitational on Feb. 7, but was far off the early pace in his U.S. debut, the Grade II San Pasqual Stakes on Jan 10. He is 23-11-1-4 overall with earnings of $323,002 and will be reunited with Gary Stevens, who rode him in both the San Pasqual and San Antonio.Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams’ homebred Rousing Sermon broke an eight-game losing streak with a hard fought nose win in a third condition allowance race at a flat mile on Feb. 20 and like many others in the Tokyo City lineup, will try 1 ½ miles for the first time on Saturday. Although he has yet to win a graded stakes, the 6-year-old California-bred horse by Lucky Pulpit has amassed earnings of $816,042 from an overall mark of 32-6-7-7. A versatile sort, he can lay close early or come from off the pace.Up and coming Arlington House, who broke his maiden in front-running fashion for a $50,000 claiming tag on Jan. 16, comes off another gate to wire score in a one mile starter allowance Feb. 22 and could have theft on his mind with Tyler Baze up for trainer Jeff Bonde.A 4-year-old Canadian-bred gelding by Harlington, Arlington House is owned by Arndt, Corsair Holdings, Roger Layarte and Mersad Metanovic. He’ll be ridden for the first time by Tyler Baze, as Rafael Bejarano opts to stay with Rousing Sermon.The complete field for the Grade III Tokyo City Cup, to be run as the eighth race on a nine-race program Saturday, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Helm, Drayden Van Dyke, 118; Decisive Edge, Alex Solis, 118; Rousing Sermon, Rafael Bejarano, 118; Bronzo, Gary Stevens, 123; Arlington House, Tyler Baze, 118; Image of Joplin, Agapito Delgadillo, 118; Bailoutbobby, Elvis Trujillo, 118, and Sky Kingdom, Martin Garcia, 118.                First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more