Lawmakers in Europe call on Israel to ditch annexation plans

first_imgAny Israeli move to annex parts of the West Bank would be “fatal” for Middle East peace hopes and must be prevented, if necessary with countermeasures, more than 1,000 lawmakers from across Europe said in a letter to European governments.The June 23 letter, signed by 1,080 lawmakers from 25 countries and made public on Wednesday, raises parliamentary concerns about US President Donald Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. The signatories said annexation would break international law.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has set July 1 as the date for the start of cabinet discussions on moving forward on annexation, in line with Trump’s plan that envisages Israeli sovereignty over 30% of the West Bank and Palestinian statehood under strict conditions. “Such a move [annexation] will be fatal to the prospects of Israeli-Palestinian peace and will challenge the most basic norms guiding international relations,” the letter said.”Acquisition of territory by force has no place in 2020,” said the lawmakers, who included members of parliament from Hungary and the Czech Republic, two countries sympathetic to Israel and to Trump’s Jan. 28 peace plan.The plan offers US recognition of Israel’s settlements dotted across the West Bank, and Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley — land captured in the 1967 Middle East war and claimed by Palestinians for a future state.Israeli-Palestinian peace talks collapsed in 2014 and the Palestinians see annexations as an illegal land grab. The United Nations Security Council has said settlements violate international law. Israel disputes this, citing biblical, historical and political connections to the land.The European lawmakers called for “commensurate consequences” if Israel, which has more than 400,000 settlers in the West Bank, went ahead with annexation — a reference to possible economic, trade or other sanctions.”Failure to adequately respond would encourage other states with territorial claims,” the letter said.Netanyahu has dismissed criticism of the annexation plans. He says that extending Israeli sovereignty to Jewish settlements in the West Bank will bring peace closer once critics of the move recognize that hundreds of thousands of settlers in the area will remain under any future deal.Internal documents and Reuters interviews with more than two dozen diplomats and officials showed there is no clear EU strategy on how to stop Israel’s plan or how to respond in a meaningful way if annexation goes ahead.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Governor Tom Wolf Rescinds 46 Executive Orders

first_img2008-04Pennsylvania All-Hazard Incident Management (PA-IMT3)5/13/2008The commission established by the EO is non-operational. 1997-01Governor’s Travel and Tourism Council3/17/1997No longer in existence, superseded by statutorily mandated PA Travel and Tourism Partnership and DCED’s Tourism Office 1990-01Municipal Waste Transportation Enforcement Program3/14/1990No longer necessary due to the passage of the Waste Transportation Safety Act of 2002 (Act 90). 1995-02 As AmendedDrug Policy Planning Coordination12/19/1997Gave PCCD duties relating to the coordination of commonwealth drug policy. The duties were superseded by the creation of DDAP. 1994-05Nursing Home Loan Agency’s Authorization to Sell Loans11/4/1994The work required in this EO was completed many years ago. 1996-07Pennsylvania Center for Environmental Education12/20/1996Center closed in 2011 as a result of the elimination of all state funding. All resources were transferred to the PA Association of Environmental Educators 1979-10Commonwealth Child Development Committee7/25/1979This committee no longer exists. 1991-05Environmental Training Partnership4/22/1991Training is managed through a DCED contract with PSATS with DEP oversight. Efficiency,  Government Reform,  Government That Works,  Press Release,  Results Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that he will rescind 46 outdated and unnecessary executive orders by previous administrations – some dating back 30 years – to continue his efforts to clean-up state government. Outdated orders include those from seven previous Governors starting with Gov. Milton Shapp.“My administration is prioritizing cleaning up state government and eliminating waste, outdated policies and duplicative bureaucracy,”  Governor Tom Wolf said. “Taking this step to streamline government and remove unnecessary directives allows for the executive branch to continue to lead by example in state government, as we have on ethics, government reform and curbing special interest influence.”Removing three decades of outdated executive orders that are no longer relevant or have been superseded by legislation or other executive actions is part of Governor Wolf’s priority to modernize state government. Over the past two years, Governor Wolf’s GO-TIME initiative has saved $156 million, spurred innovation and launched new and revamped programs to improve customer service in state government.Many of the executive actions being rescinded include boards, task forces, programs and commissions that no longer exist, including a Sustainable Water Infrastructure task force that never reconvened and a Public Safety Communications Council that was never actually established. In the case of Executive Order 1996-07, the Pennsylvania Center for Environmental Education was defunded and closed in 2011, but the executive order remained in place.Many other orders created policies that have either been codified in statute, superseded by new legislation or are no longer necessary. A full list of the outdated executive orders are below. 2011-07Pennsylvania Dairy Leadership Council9/28/2011This EO will be rescinded because it is no longer in effect. 2000-02Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board2/14/2000EO superseded by the current state Workforce Development Board, whose functions and membership are mandated by the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). 1981-06Pennsylvania Department of Health Advisory Board of Arthritis5/22/1981Any arthritis work within DOH is funded and guided by the CDC. 2006-11Governor’s Dog Law Advice Group12/22/2006This EO, and the 8-person Board created by it, are no longer necessary, since there is now a 25-member Dog Law Advisory Board 1986-05Standby Allocations of the Volume Cap Under the Tax Reform Act of 198610/2/1986EO now superseded by 2007 state statute 73 P.S. 400.2701 et seq. 1987-011986 Allocations of the Unified Volume Cap Under the Tax Reform Act of 19861/7/1987EO now superseded by 2007 state statute 73 P.S. 400.2701 et seq. 2003-12Governor’s Cabinet on Children and Families9/18/2003This group no longer meets. 2008-02 As AmendedSustainable Water Infrastructure Task Force4/28/2008The Task Force completed its work on November 1, 2008, when it submitted its final report. 1977-04Compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 19738/3/1977This is no longer an ongoing program. 1989-08Municipal Waste Reduction and Planning Program10/17/1989This EO was issued prior to development of Municipal and Residual regulations. 2007-05Chronic Care Management, Reimbursement and Cost Reduction Commission5/21/2007Commission was transferred from Governor’s Office to DOH, which has replaced it with the Health Innovation deputate. 2004-03 and 2004-03 Revision No. 1Pennsylvania Business Tax Reform Commission3/4/2004Commission no longer in existence. 1987-08Pennsylvania Emergency Response Commission4/20/1987The content of the EO was either codified or superseded by statute, specifically, Act 165 of 1990. 1978-19Access by Handicapped Individuals to Meeting Locations12/19/1978EO supplanted by Management Directory 205.26 in 1992, implementing the ADA. Section 5 e. addresses the requirement to select accessible sites for agency programs and activities. 1994-04Governor’s Committee on Education Standards and Assessment5/18/1994The EO set a 1994 due date for a report. The standards and assessments recommended in the report were implemented. 1980-04Golden Keystone Discount Card Program2/27/1980This program no longer exists. 2002-08Governor’s Interagency Task Force on Energy7/18/2002Task force no longer exists. 1995-06Governor’s Community Partnership for Safe Children9/14/1995The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention has since been created within PCCD to carry out these functions.center_img 1995-07Governor’s Executive Council on Recycling Development and Waste Reduction10/11/1995This EO was issued prior to development of Municipal and Residual Regulations. 1981-13Governor’s Committee on Employment of the Handicapped10/19/1981EO goals now covered by EO 2016-03 and existing statutes. 1987-12Cultural Advisor to the Governor5/27/1987Position no longer exists. 2004-07Financial Education and Literacy4/29/2004Office no longer utilized and subsequent programs have replaced. 1980-05Task Force on Employment Services to Displaced Homemakers2/28/1980Efforts now encompassed by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). 1996-05Municipal Waste Facilities Review Program8/29/1996This EO directed DEP and PennDOT to review and revise existing waste transportation and management policies. This work has been completed. 1995-08Governor’s Advisory Commission on Public School Finance10/11/1995The Advisory Commission completed its work in May 1996, when it submitted the report required in the EO. December 06, 2016 1987-19Delegation to Department of Environmental Resources Compliance with Federal Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act12/21/1987The Low Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Act supersedes and encompasses the goals of this EO. 2006-07Governor’s Pandemic Advisory Council7/27/2006Advisory Council is no longer active. 1996-06Governor’s Advisory Commission on Academic Standards9/30/1996The Commonwealth has adopted the standards required by this EO. Governor Tom Wolf Rescinds 46 Executive Orders 1990-04UNITED STATES BRIG NIAGARA – Flagship of Pennsylvania8/17/1990Content of the EOhas been codified in Section 705 of the History Code. 1994-02Governor’s Office of PennPORTS3/29/1994PennDOT’s multimodal deputate now maintains jurisdiction and all duties pertaining to the ports. 2004-11Pennsylvania Election Reform Task Force12/13/2004The Task Force completed its work on May 12, 2005, when it submitted its final report. 2002-02 As AmendedGovernor’s Task Force on Early Childhood Care and Education7/15/2002EO Codified at 4 Pa. Code Sec. 6.61 – 6.69 1980-07Small Business Service Center2/29/1980This program no longer exists. DCED now has Small Business Champions. Issuance NumberNameIssuance DateExplanation for Rescinding 2011-08Interagency Coordination Advisory Group for Economic Development10/6/2011Advisory Group no longer meets. 1995-10Governor’s Sports and Exposition Facilities Task Force10/27/1995Four professional sports stadiums were built in the late 1990s as a result of this EO. No further action is required. 1981-04Federal Program Coordination2/9/1981EO is unnecessary for the Office of Budget to perform its duties. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter 2014-06Interoperable Public Safety and Emergency Communications Governance12/2/2014This council was never established and there is a governance board for FirstNet, which functions well without the guidance from this EO. Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: 1996-02Implementation of the IMPACCT Commission Recommendations4/19/1996Replaced with the Governor’s cost savings measures.last_img read more

Brisbane continues to chalk up multi-million dollar property deals

first_img53 Macquarie St TeneriffeThe home was marketed through Christine Rudolph of Ray White New Farm.Ms Rudolph said it had achieved a sale price of a $1 million more than a neighbouring property in the same development which sold less than 12 months ago.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours ago53 Macquarie St, Teneriffe.She said often a property of that nature would take between six and nine months to sell but this result had been achieved within a few weeks.The four-bedroom home in the Catalina development is one of the largest river homes within the precinct. It was designed by Fairweather Proberts Architects. CoreLogic revealed other big sales included a unit at 511/1 Newstead Tce, Newstead which sold for $2,320,000 through Freedom Property — Australia. The Pier building at Newstead. Picture: three-bedroom riverfront apartment in the Pier building has floor to ceiling glass and a designer kitchen.A house at 34 Gordon St, Hawthorne sold for $2,225,000 through Ray White East BrisbaneIt was on a 442sq m block of direct riverfront land with city views. 34 Gordon St, Hawthorne. Picture: property came with a development approval for demolition to allow the new owners to remove it and build a new property.A vacant block of land at 534 Gowan Rd, Stretton also achieved a solid resulting selling for $2,180,000 through Elders Springwood.The 4047sq m parcel sold under the hammer. 53 Macquarie St, Teneriffe which achieved $1 million more than a neighbouring property sale.BRISBANE’S high end market is continuing to fire with several multi-million dollar deals signed off in just a few days.While the final sale price has not been revealed yet, one of the biggest transactions chalked up in the past week was the sale of a riverfront property at 53 Macquarie St, Teneriffe. Owner Stephen Sullivan confirmed they had accepted an offer on the property although it hadn’t settled yet. 511/1 Newstead Tce, Newstead. Picture: read more

Owners laugh all the way to the bank after heritage home bought for $120K sells for $3m plus

first_imgThe pool at the home at 56 Victoria Ave, Chelmer.Owner Kathy O’Connell told The Courier-Mail the home was on one of the few large blocks of land left in Chelmer, as many of the tennis courts in the suburb had been sold off and developed. MONEY PIT MANSION FOR SALE The kitchen in the home at 56 Victoria Ave, Chelmer. This property at 56 Victoria Ave, Chelmer, has sold for $3.3m.The property was marketed by Jason Adcock of Adcock Prestige. Records show it sold for $120,000 in August 1990.Chelmer, which is 7km west of Brisbane’s CBD, has a median house price of $1.05 million and is a high demand suburb with quality public and private schools including St Aidan’s, St Peters, Brisbane Boys’ College and Graceville State School. This turn-of-the-century Queenslander at 56 Victoria Ave, Chelmer, has sold. Inside the home at 33 Chilton St, Sunnybank Hills, which has sold.The five-bedroom, three-bathroom house on 3814 sqm of land sold for $2.828 million through M8 Realty.But the real drawcard was the fact the site comes with the opportunity to build 17 townhouses or seven house and land lots. The sitting room in the home at 56 Victoria Ave, Chelmer.The second biggest sale of the week in Queensland, according to CoreLogic, was a property at 33 Chilton St, Sunnybank Hills. Rod and Kathy O’Connell have sold their home in Chelmer. Image: AAP/Claudia Baxter.A MAJESTIC turn-of-the-century Queenslander bought for just $120,000 more than a quarter of a century ago has sold for $3.3 million. The five-bedroom home known as ‘Arcadia’ at 56 Victoria Ave, Chelmer sold for the first time in 27 years, in what was the biggest sale of the past week in the state according to CoreLogic. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Part of the wraparound veranda at the home at 56 Victoria Ave, Chelmer.The renovated, circa 1905 house with 14ft ceilings, decorative timber fretwork and an ornate fireplace sits on a massive 2704 sqm block with a swimming pool and tennis court.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours ago BRISBANE’S NEW AUCTION HOT SPOTS The house on the property at 33 Chilton St, Sunnybank Hills.last_img read more

The hottest Brisbane suburbs for buyers

first_imgFOR SALE 47 KURRAJONG CIRCUIT NORTH LAKESMr Power said there was no sign of a slow down, with new homes still being built in North Lakes, and estates continuing to be developed in the nearby suburbs.He said new and existing infrastructure were huge drawcards for families, upsizers and downsizers, and the over 50s.“We see people moving within North Lakes, some are on their fourth house,” he said. “Once they are here, they don’t want to leave.“And we are seeing a lot of inquiry from people just outside of North Lakes, other parts of Brisbane, and interstate, particularly from NSW and Victoria.”North Lakes has become a ‘destination suburb’, with visitors drawn to North Lakes for its retail and amenities. Earlier this year. Stockland regional manager described North Lakes as “one of the state’s greatest success stories, growing from a small community to a premium destination”.It is home to its own Westfield shopping centre, Myer, Ikea and Costco.And it will soon be home to another major attraction — Laguna, a lifestyle precinct that will include a public swimming lagoon, 2000sq m of health and wellness facilities, a 1500sq m resort-style bar and restaurant, a retail precinct, a 140-room hotel, and office space.Laguna is being developed by joint venturers Pointcorp and The George Group, with construction due to start next year. The latest CoreLogic data shows that 468 properties sold in North Lakes in the 12 months to September, with the median house sales price coming in at $487,500.A search of found 28 houses on the market in North Lakes between $450,000 and $500,000.The cheapest house was listed for offers over $367,000, with the most expensive house listed on the market for offers over $1.65 million. “I am not surprised (by the numbers) … we are flat out, and booked 16 sales (as of December 20) this month alone,” he said.“Our office has 2168 active buyers looking for a property just in North Lakes alone.” FOR SALE: 16 KENNEDY CT NORTH LAKES Westfield North Lakes A SUBURB that was only declared 12 years ago was the most searched suburb for properties in Brisbane in 2018.North Lakes, which was part of Mango Hill until 2006, was the top suburb searched by househunters in the Brisbane Greater Region between January 1 and November 18, according to total of 175,341 searches for properties at North Lakes were recorded during that time, with Redcliffe coming in a close second at 175,188.North Lakes, which continues to be developed by Stockland, was also one of the state’s top selling suburbs, taking out ninth spot with 455 sales.Coronis North Lakes agent Michael Power is currently marketing 47 Kurrajong Circuit, a four-bedroom house on the market for offers over $768,000. Laguna North Lakes Ray White North Lakes principal Darren Suhle is currently marketing the most expensive house in North Lakes, an “architectural masterpiece” at 16 Kennedy Court on a 832 sqm block. He said the whole area, not just North Lakes, was thriving, with lost of inquiries from people looking to move in to the area since the train line opened. SUBURB/SEARCHES(January to November 2018)1. NORTH LAKES – 175,3412. REDCLIFFE – 175,1883. NEW FARM – 174,8454. COORPAROO – 171,2315. THE GAP – 158,4496. CARINDALE – 154,4527. INDOOROOPILLY154,0598. WEST END142,1899. FOREST LAKE136,32010. CLEVELAND134,59111. NARANGBA132,87412. PADDINGTON129,60813. ASHGROVE129,09314. WYNNUM126,77415. CABOOLTURE121,94016. SPRINGFIELD LAKES121,16417. TOOWONG114,50618. IPSWICH113,19219. CAMP HILL107,25020. ALBANY CREEK107,247Source: 16 Kennedy St at North Lakes is on the market for offers over $1.65 millionMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoBut the nearby suburbs of Redcliffe (2nd) and Narangba (11th) have also attracted huge interest from buyers this year, with new and planned infrastructure in the Moreton Bay region, one of the fastest growing areas in the country, a big plus.In 2016, the Redcliffe Peninsula train line opened, with stops at Petrie, Kallangur, Murrumba Downs, Mango Hill, Kinsellas Rd, Rothwell and Kippa-Ring, and running in to the city.New residential developments are springing up, including Amity (Pointcorp) at Narangba, Promenade (Stockland) at Rothwell and Newport (Stockland) at Redcliffe, to name a few.Elsewhere in Brisbane, the prestige suburb of New Farm continues to rank highly in searches, taking out third spot with 174,845 hits.Coorparoo (171,231) and The Gap (158,449) rounded out the top 5.Nationally, Surfers Paradise was the seventh most searched Australian suburb (267,709), while Buderim was in 19th spot with 229,412 hits, according to*** TOP 20 MOST SEARCHED SUBURBS IN BRISBANE (GREATER REGION) IN 2018 last_img read more

Call for global crackdown on fake medicines

first_img 16 Views   no discussions Share HealthLifestyle Call for global crackdown on fake medicines by: – November 14, 2012 Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share Share Counterfeit drugs may contain harmful ingredients or no active ingredient at allA global treaty to crack down on the deadly trade of fake medicines is urgently needed, say experts.Currently, there are more sanctions around the use of illegal tobacco than counterfeit drugs. Writing in the British Medical Journal, experts urge the World Health Organization to set up a framework akin to its one tobacco control to safeguard the public. WHO says more than one in every 10 drug products in poorer nations are fake.A third of malaria drugs are counterfeit, research suggests. In richer countries, medicine safety is better, but substandard and falsified drugs still cause thousands of adverse reactions and some deaths. Recently, in the US, contaminated drug supplies caused an outbreak of meningitis that has so far killed 16 people.Global problemAmir Attaran and colleagues from the World Federation of Public Health Associations, International Pharmaceutical Federation and the International Council of Nurses, say while governments and drug companies alike deplore unsafe medicines, it is difficult to achieve agreement on action because discussions too often trespass into conflict-prone areas such as pharmaceutical pricing or intellectual property rights.Although some countries prohibit fake medicines under national law, there is no global treaty which means organised criminals can continue to trade using haven countries where laws are lax or absent. WHO estimates nearly a third of countries have little or no medicine regulation.In other contexts, global treaties have helped governments strengthen their laws and cooperate internationally to clamp down on havens – for example, on money laundering. Similarly, a new protocol under the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control requires tobacco products to be tracked and criminalises illicit trade globally – “oddly making the law tougher on cigarette falsification than on medicine falsification”, says Amir Attaran. “The protocol will now make it a requirement to track and trace tobacco products. Cigarette packets can carry serial numbers so it is possible to track them from beginning to end.“If this is something you can do for a $5 cigarette packet I do not see why we can’t do it for a $3,000 packet of drugs that could save your life.“In Canada we have seen a fake version of the heart drug Avastin come into the country that contains no active drug, just starch and nail polish remover. “When you are dealing with a medicine like that if there was a serial number on it you would be able to easily see if it was fake.”WHO says it provides direct country and regional support for strengthening medicines regulation.And it is up to its 194 member states to decide if a treaty is the way forward. In 2011, a directive to protect patients from fake medicines was approved by the European Parliament.By Michelle RobertsHealth editor, BBC News onlinelast_img read more

Chelsea plotting double swoop for £120m Lille’s Osimhen,  Magalhaes

first_img Frank Lampard is understood to want to bolster his defence and attack, with the Blues boss claimed to have identified the duo as two key summer targets. Osimhen, 21, has been in fine form this campaign having banged in 18 goals in 38 games in all competitions. Brazilian defender Gabriel has also starred for the Ligue 1 outfit, with the 22-year-old appearing in a total of 34 matches. After limited transfer activity to this point aside from Hakim Ziyech agreeing on a deal to move in the summer, more will surely be expected of Chelsea ahead of next season to strengthen and add experience to the squad. As reported by the Sun of UK, the Blues are lining up a double raid on Lille for Gabriel and Osimhen, a two-man swoop which could cost them up to £120m. The Express had previously reported that Osimhen is valued at £90m by the French outfit, while Goal noted that Gabriel has been linked with a £30m bid from Chelsea. Loading… Chelsea are reportedly plotting a double swoop for Lille’s pair, Victor Osimhen, and Gabriel Magalhaes to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season. Both are highly talented and rated, and so it remains to be seen if they will both be Chelsea bound this summer or if perhaps those price-tags could prove to be problematic. Meanwhile, it’s reported by the Metro that Willian is in talks with Liverpool over a shock move as he prepares to become a free agent this summer. With no extension agreed as of yet, time will tell if Chelsea can reach an agreement with the Brazilian stalwart or not, but in the event of an exit, it looks as though Liverpool may well be an option for him. It’s difficult to see him displace either Sadio Mane or Mohamed Salah in the starting XI, but in terms of adding experience and quality depth and competition, it could be a smart move from Jurgen Klopp. Elsewhere, Sky Sports note that both Jamie Redknapp and Gary Neville have advised Chelsea against a swoop for Philippe Coutinho this summer amid talk of a £79m move. The former insisted that the Brazilian playmaker doesn’t get enough goals while he will adversely impact Mason Mount’s development, while Neville was adamant it was an ‘illogical’ move amid talk of pay cuts at the club during the coronavirus crisis. read also:Former Super Eagles star recommends Osimhen, Simon for Marseille To then go out and splash out £70m+ on a player would run the risk of causing problems with the squad, and so they don’t believe that it will happen. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindBest Car Manufacturers In The World14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Nowlast_img read more

Two events added to Sprint Series of Oklahoma schedule

first_imgSprint Series of Oklahoma adds two datesOKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Officials with the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesaver Series are proud to announce two additions to the inaugural 2016 schedule.The first schedule addition will see the tour make its second appearance of the season at Brill Motor Speedway in Meeker on Saturday, Aug. 27. When the series last visited the ¼-mile, red-clay oval back on April 23 it was Jake Martens picking up the victory over a 19-car field.Also added will be a return trip to Oklahoma Sports Park in Ada on Saturday, Sept. 24. This event is tentatively slated to be the season-ending point race for the series, pending a Sept. 25 addition. The series last visited Oklahoma Sports Park on June 18, when Joe Wood Jr. picked up the vic­tory.For more information concerning the Sprint Series of Oklahoma, call Jim Messmer at 405 417-2202.last_img read more

Elizabeth “Betty” Shadday

first_imgElizabeth “Betty” Rose Shadday, 91, of Dillsboro passed away Thursday, February 6, 2020 at her residence.  Betty was born Wednesday, February 6, 1929 in Dillsboro, Indiana, the daughter of the late James and Norma (Leive) Heitmeyer.  Betty was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Dillsboro. She worked for the State of Indiana in the state veterinary office.  She enjoyed traveling with friends, reading and shopping.Betty is survived by sister in-law Verna Heitmeyer of Dillsboro; nephews: David (Sandy) Heitmeyer of Cleves, OH and Timothy “Tim” (Debra) Heitmeyer of Dillsboro; great nephews: Davin (Barbara) Heitmeyer of Houston, TX and Kristopher (Kayla) Heitmeyer of Bright, IN; great niece Kristina Heitmeyer of Dillsboro; and great-great nephew  Collin Heitmeyer of Bright, IN.  She was preceded in death by her parents; father of their children Raymond Shadday; daughter Linda K. Shadday; son Michael Allen Shadday; and brother Robert Heitmeyer.A service celebrating her life will be held 2 PM Sunday, February 9 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 9901 Central Ave., Dillsboro, IN 47018, with Rev. Richard Kolaskey officiating.  Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Family and friends may gather to share and remember her 1 – 2 PM also at the church.  Memorials may be given in honor of Betty to Trinity Lutheran Church.  Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 146, Dillsboro, IN 47018, (812)432-5480.  You may go to to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

Ighalo: Andy Cole congratulated me on Man U move

first_imgManchester United forward Odion Ighalo has revealed that club legend Andy Cole gave him a surprise phone call on the morning of his move to Old Trafford.The Nigerian completed a shock loan deal to the Red Devils in January, signing a short-term contract from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua. The 30-year-old’s arrival drew widespread scepticism from supporters and the media alike, with many believing United had panicked with a move for the forward who had spent the last three years playing outside of Europe.Ighalo has since hit back at his critics, insisting that they’re the same people that are praising him now.The Nigerian has made the critics eat their words with four goals in eight appearances for the Reds and he’s revealed that a call from Cole gave him a good feeling about the move.Ighalo said: “I have a lot of memories of him (Cole).“He’s one of the best goalscorers I’ve ever seen. “He scored a lot of goals for Manchester United.“The way he finished was brilliant.“I have learned one or two things from watching (old clips).“It’s a privilege talking with Cole.“Even when I signed for Manchester United, he gave me a surprise call early in the morning to congratulate me and wishing me well even before I started training with the team. “I cherish that the most.“It’s one of those great things.“An idol like that from Manchester United before I even started kicking a ball.“I appreciated it so much.”RelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Ighalo has brought a feel-good factor to the club and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen on signing the Nigerian on a permanent basis.Shanghai are content with allowing Ighalo to leave, but they want a fee of around £15 million.Ighalo, a boyhood United fan, recently revealed that Cole and strike partner Dwight Yorke were his heroes growing up.“I had a lot of football heroes,” Ighalo said.“When I started supporting Man United, Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole were my heroes growing up – and some Nigerian players as well like Jay-Jay Okocha and Nwankwo Kanu.”—Tags: Andy ColeManchester UnitedOdion IghaloOld TraffordShanghai Shenhualast_img read more