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Category: fdtnwcmtdulfdxvp 21 Radio Stations to Go Off Air

first_imgIf warnings issued by Liberia Telecommunication Authority (LTA) are not adhered to in the coming days, the frequencies of 21 radio stations operating in the country will be revoked, thereby putting them off the air, LTA Acting Commissioner has threatened.According to LTA Acting Commissioner, B. Anthony McCritty, the LTA will with immediate effect begin revoking the licenses of the listed 21 radio stations for what he termed, “illegally operating in the country.”Mr. McCritty said the 21 radio stations will face closure for failing to clear their arrears and reactivating their licenses in keeping with the LTA’s regulations.The LTA acting boss made issued the threat last Thursday when he appeared at the Ministry of Information’s  regular weekly press briefing held on Capitol Hill, Monrovia.Should the pending actions take place, the affected radio stations will be shut down.  The include Kings FM 88.5, Destiny Radio 89.7, City FM 90.2, Radio Monrovia 92.1, Power FM 93.3, Radio Advent 93.7, Super FM 95.5, Teach FM 92.7, Radio VERITAS 97.8, United Methodist Radio 98.7 and Voice of Hope 100.7 FM.Other stations are: Love FM 105.1, SKY 107, Destiny FM 101.9, Radio T-Five 107.7, HOT FM 107.9, Miracle FM 107.3, L-Net Radio 98.3, Radio Bethel 103.5 FM, FCA Radio and Nubian FM 96.7.Reacting to this threat of closure, the management of the Roman Catholic-run Radio Veritas told the Daily Oberver that its management has met all financial obligations.But the LTA Acting Commissioner observed that the frequencies of those listed radio stations are “jamming, because they are using those frequencies without the consent of the LTA.” He pointed out that the situation was “very troublesome because it makes it difficult for the LTA to provide quality broadcast for the people.” Mr. McCritty disclosed that some of the radio stations involved in this “unwholesome act” had authorizations that have expired, and have “deliberately decided to default in renewing their licenses for years.”He pointed out that obtaining a frequency is a privilege and not a right and as such, it is within the mandate of the LTA to revoke the license of any radio station that refuses to renew its license or that will act outside of the code of ethics governing it.According to Commissioner McCritty, the action to revoke the licenses of radio stations by LTA is not to create problems or target any radio station, but to build a vibrant communication sector. He has named Liberty Radio FM 88.1, Liberia Women Democracy Radio FM 91.1, Buffalo FM 94.1, Radio Al-Falah 95.1, Magic FM 99.2, and TRUTH FM 96.1 as radio stations that have complied and cooperated with LTA by clearing their arrears and rectifying theirlicenses.Radio Veritas FM 97.8  Management described as “misleading, the blanket categorization of the station by the Ministry of Information, and the Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) allegation that it (Radio Veritas), is operating illegally.”MICAT and the LTA told the Liberian public at a press conference in Monrovia on Thursday that Radio Veritas is among several other radio stations operating illegally, with their radio FM license and permit having expired. This, Radio Veritas management believes, is a misrepresentation of the facts, something that it said tends to smear its good name. According to the station manager, Frank Sainworla, Jr., The Information Ministry officials have got it very wrong by listing Radio Veritas among the 21, “because documents are there to prove that the station has paid its annual MICAT registration for 2014,  with official flag receipt dating back to January.“As regards LTA, the Veritas management said the charge that station’s FM radio license had expired, contradicts the fact that back it April, 2014, Radio Veritas paid the amount of US$1,600, for annual spectrum/regulatory fee,” Mr. Sainworla noted.According to him, LTA is fully aware of the station’s challenge to its insistence that Radio Veritas paid the license fee for shortwave (SW) frequency, which was decommissioned many years ago.For years now, the Radio Veritas has neither mounted any antenna/transmitter nor operated any SW frequency.Therefore, it is puzzling that the LTA would insist that license fee be paid for SW.Radio Veritas, Mr. Sainworla said, takes serious exception to the joint MICAT/LTA statement portraying the station as being a ‘deviant’ in meeting its registration and radio spectrum/regulatory licensing obligation. Therefore, the station assures its many “dedicated FM 97.8 listeners” that it will continue to remain law abiding and meet up with its legitimate tax obligations.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Category: fdtnwcmtdulfdxvp As Ganta Remains Ebola Hotspot in Nimba…

first_imgDespite the raging of the deadly Ebola Virus which has claimed more than 70 lives in Nimba with over 300 contacts, the status of the holding site situated at the Ganta Hospital Compound remains in limbo.The site, which was expected to be officially turned over to the Administration of Nimba County on 4th September 2014, is yet to be completed with several other facilities still untouched.“We do not have water in the entire building as of present, and this place cannot be opened in the absence of water,” Supt. Fong Zuagele told the Daily Observer in frustration.When this reporter visited the project site, there was still work ongoing in bathrooms and other places in the building.Clean up was still ongoing as well, and there was no sign of its being ready to hold patients as there are yet no beds or other necessary supplies.Even though those recruited to work in the facility are still undergoing training in Monrovia, the continual delay in the completion of the holding site is causing dismay among residents in Ganta.Over 70 persons — suspected, probable and confirmed deaths — have occurred in Nimba since the Ebola outbreak intensified in July. With Ganta carrying the highest death rate, the holding site issue remains the stickiest part in the fight against Ebola, causing frustration among the citizens.Since the outbreak, people continue to die at home in Ganta daily, to which many have attributed the death rate, due to neglect or no care.Among the latest dead is a six-year-old girl who died on the 2nd of September 2014 at home in the Small Ganta Community, the hot spot in Ganta at present.According to reports, this little girl was the last remaining relative of the Roseline Tokpah family, whose death spread the virus in the Small Ganta Community.Roseline Tokpah, an employee of Ecobank – Ganta, and her entire family, including her husband, died of Ebola after Roseline’s sickness was believed to be the result of food poisoning — until she died.Nearly all of those who came in contact with Roseline are said to have died, and the little girl was believed to be last of her family.“If there was a holding site, at least this little girl was going to be cared for and survived,” said one of the residents.The Ganta holding site has been earmarked since late July 2014.The first building the Methodist Hospital provided was changed because it required extensive renovation, then the Ear Clinic which is yet to be completed.Arcelor Mittal, who is underwriting the cost, committed to complete and turn the building over to the county on 4th Sept 2014. The company also promised to provide beds, but the delay is worrying the already frightened population of Ganta.“The building is completed,” says Jerry Mwagbwe, a spokesperson for ArcelorMittal Liberia. “About two weeks ago, a delegation from the County Health Team approached the management to provide the furnishings (specialty mattresses, buckets, etc) for the building once completed. Although the management wanted to turn over the building and supply the furnishings later, the general view is that the building be furnished first.  That was the reason why it was not turned over today.  All efforts are being exerted and to expedite the procurement process to ensure the furnishings are available in full.”  City Mayor Dorr Cooper later explained that authorities and their partners are making sure that everything needed in the building is completed before turning it over so as not to face embarrassment once the site is opened to the public.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Category: fdtnwcmtdulfdxvp Police still to question driver following Easter lorry accident

first_imgPolice are still to question the driver of the lorry which was taking estate workers into the field when it turned on its side and knocked out a concrete fence in the process, resulting in five persons being injured.Officer-in-Charge of Traffic B Division, Assistant Superintendent Timothy Williams told Guyana Times that the lorry driver would be questioned. He noted that when officers went to question him initially, he complained of being in pain and as a result, law enforcement arranged to meet with the driver at a subsequent date.Meanwhile, the two cane harvesters who were severely injured in the accident, Fazeem Latiff and Rashad Alli, both of Cotton Tree, Berbice, and who were transferred from the Fort Wellington Hospital to the Georgetown Public Hospital have since been released.The accident occurred on April 11, 2018 on the Zee Zight Public Road, West Coast Berbice. At the time, there were 55 persons at the back of the lorry and the supervisor and driver in front.The men, who form the 6B2 gang, were on their way to Bath Settlement to harvest cane.At the time, the road was wet and the driver was reportedly attempting to stop the lorry when he lost control and ran off the road. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

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Category: fdtnwcmtdulfdxvp Stars midfielder ‘Tosh’ up for SOYA award

first_img0Shares0000This year Omollo was named the winner of the FIFPRO Merit Award for his outstanding community work in Dandora.NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 15 – Harambee Stars midfielder Johanna Omollo has been named among the nominees for the Community Hero award during this year’s Safaricom Sports Personality of the Year (SOYA) gala to be held in Mombasa next month.The Belgium-based midfielder has earned the nomination on account of his Johannah Omollo Foundation that seeks to make better lives for the people of Dandora where he was born, brought up and began his football career. The foundation was started in 2017 has been supporting kids through education scholarships, mentorship and entrepreneurship programs as well as providing sanitary pads to teenage girls among many other initiatives meant to uplift the livelihoods of the youth of the informal sector.Over 80 kids have received school fees and other supplies while 200 girls benefit by getting sanitary pads every month.The Harambee Stars player is also a member of Common Goal, a charitable organisation that draws willing professional footballers and coaches to donate one percent of their wages to non-governmental organisations working in football.This year Omollo was named the winner of the FIFPRO Merit Award for his outstanding community work in Dandora.To earn the award, Omollo will face stiff competition from Elgeyo-Marakwet based coach Eric Kimaiyo, former national cricket team player Peter Ongondo and another coach Bernard Makumi, who works mainly as a volunteer in helping mentally challenged athletes.-Kapsait Camp coachKimaiyo, who is also the coach of world marathon record holder Brigid Kosgei was nominated due to the good work he has been doing at his Kapsait camp.He is credited with giving life to the former Fila athletics camp by pumping in money to help restart the camp and naming it Kapsait Training camp.He also runs a school, Kapsait Athletics Secondary School which he mainly uses to tap talent. He admits talented athletes who are allowed to study at the school at subsidized rates while those who can’t afford to pay school fees are allowed to study for free and pay the money later once they start making money in athletics.World Under-20 champion Edward Zakayo is one of those athletes who are studying at the school among others.Apart from Brigid, other athletes who have gone through Kimaiyo’s camp are the likes of Elizabeth Romukal, Leah Kibet a semi-final at the IAAF World Under 18 Championships, East Africa Secondary School Games 5,000m champion Catherine Relin, Joseph Muigai, Reuben Longosiwa among others.-Deaf society into cricketOn his part Ongondo, a former assistant cricket coach has found a way of integrating the less privileged members of the deaf society into the sport.He first started working with Pangani Special School before approaching Ngala School of the deaf in Nakuru where he tried to teach cricket.They held their first mini cricket for the deaf this year which he fund raised through facebook with members of the cricket without boundaries also chipping in.The deaf girls won two matches in the mini cricket held last month with two of them were given call-ups to the Under 19 national team trials.Ongondo who works with two volunteers to help with translation solely caters for their allowances and sources for kits from the President of Malta Cricket Paul Bradley whom he approached when he took up this initiative.Another nominee is Makumi who has used the power of sports to ensure athletes with intellectual disabilities access primary and secondary education.-Intellectual disabilityHe has advocated various secondary school head teachers to admit athletes with intellectual disabilities.He also supports and mentors his players to undertake economic activities from the money they make from sports.Coach Makumi runs his club as a unified club, meaning he gives opportunities and nurtures talents for youth with and without intellectual disabilities.This has not only transformed the lives of the players but that of the community as well. Because of his efforts County Government of Makueni has recognized persons with intellectual disabilities and now the county mobilizes resources to support their sporting activities.0Shares0000(Visited 27 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Category: fdtnwcmtdulfdxvp East Donegal Half Marathon: Where did you come?

first_imgThe inaugural East Donegal Half Marathon, in association with Excel Sports, kicked off at 9 this morning, with over 250 participants taking part.The route started and ended at the beautiful gardens at Oakfield Park, Raphoe.The first across the finish line was Olympian Caitriona Jennings with a time of 1 hour 18 minutes 15 seconds, followed by Milford AC’s Paddy Ryan in 1 hour 18 minutes and 39 seconds. Paul Ward crossed the finish line 4 seconds later. Full results:Place Bib Name Gender AG Club ChipTime GunTime1. 54 Caitriona Jennings f FO Letterkenny AC 1:18:15 1:18:152. 125 Paddy Ryan Ryan m MO Milford AC 1:18:39 1:18:403. 253 Paul Ward m MO Tír Chonaill AC 1:18:43 1:18:444. 261 Kevin Mc Gee m MO Letterkenny AC 1:19:14 1:19:145. 270 Peter O Donnell m MO Milford AC 1:21:26 1:21:286. 252 Paul Mc Fadden m MO Letterkenny AC 1:22:40 1:22:407. 157 Paul Dillon m M40 Lifford Strabane AC 1:23:52 1:23:538. 60 Michael McGrinder m M50 Lifford Strabane AC 1:24:33 1:24:389. 140 Tiernán Boyle m MO Olympian Youth and Athletic Club 1:24:57 1:24:5810. 6 Alan Clarke m MO Foyle Valley AC 1:26:26 1:26:2811. 105 Marty Fagan m M40 1:27:11 1:27:1712. 181 Colm McCullagh m MO 1:27:26 1:27:2913. 207 Damian Murphy m M40 Raphoe Road Runners 1:27:29 1:27:3114. 83 Declan Mc Bride m MO cranford AC 1:27:49 1:27:5115. 251 Martin Devenney m MO Letterkenny AC 1:28:46 1:28:4616. 224 Tony O’ Donnell m MO Milford AC 1:29:20 1:29:2117. 262 Patrick Trimble m M40 Rosses AC 1:30:21 1:30:2218. 222 Paul Gamble m MO 1:31:18 1:31:2119. 39 Gareth O’Donnell m MO Kilcar 1:31:19 1:31:2220. 95 Gary Neely m M40 swanlings 1:31:37 1:31:4021. 79 Michael Mc Loone m MO 1:32:02 1:32:0322. 55 Garvan Patterson m MO Individual 1:32:15 1:32:2323. 63 Pat Mc Crea m M50 Melvin Walk Jog Run 1:32:51 1:32:5424. 92 Conor Day m M40 1:33:39 1:33:4225. 216 Cathal Mc Ginley m MO Run for Fun Letterkenny 1:33:52 1:33:5826. 260 Aidan Fallon m M40 1:34:43 1:34:4627. 34 John Daly m M40 24/7 Triathlon Club 1:35:15 1:35:1828. 198 Jonathan Edwards m MO 24/7 Triathlon Club 1:35:33 1:35:3929. 258 Sean Carlin m MO Lifford Strabane AC 1:35:43 1:35:4330. 248 Paul Doherty m M50 1:36:09 1:36:1131. 102 Danny Ferry m MO Rosses AC 1:37:05 1:37:0532. 183 Dessie Gibson m M60 1:37:15 1:37:2433. 31 Rodney Bates m MO Convoy AC 1:37:46 1:37:5434. 115 John Taylor m M50 Convoy AC 1:37:53 1:37:5935. 275 Verona Campbell f FO Foyle Valley AC 1:38:42 1:38:4236. 40 William Buchanan m MO 1:38:40 1:38:4237. 267 Terence Diver m M40 1:38:45 1:38:5038. 266 Bernadette Ryan f FO 1:38:51 1:38:5239. 188 Declan Gallagher m MO Rosses AC 1:38:52 1:38:5440. 185 Denis Boyle m M40 Rosses AC 1:38:52 1:38:5441. 16 Garrett Mc Carron m MO 1:38:57 1:39:0542. 3 Paul Kellt m M40 24/7 Triathlon Club 1:39:24 1:39:3243. 153 Adrian Devine m M40 Castlefinn Running Club 1:39:27 1:39:3644. 143 Liam Bonner m M40 Rosses AC 1:39:38 1:39:3845. 243 Stephen Devlin m MO 1:39:39 1:39:4646. 101 Conor Mc Gonagle m M40 Finn Valley AC 1:39:57 1:40:0647. 182 Marcus Duffy m MO 1:40:18 1:40:2148. 202 Declan Barr m MO 1:40:20 1:40:2349. 97 Declan Gill m MO 1:40:32 1:40:4350. 187 Jonathan Browne m MO Clann na ngael 1:40:40 1:40:5151. 130 Paddy Hannigan m M50 1:40:47 1:41:0052. 122 Noel Boyd m M40 Rosses AC 1:41:09 1:41:1953. 196 Michael Maguire m MO Ardara Atlantic Athletics 1:41:45 1:41:4654. 174 Dominic Carlin m M40 Lifford Strabane AC 1:41:43 1:41:5055. 148 Greg Quinn m M40 Ballydrain Harriers 1:42:00 1:42:0056. 232 Liam Mc Ginty m M50 Finn Valley AC 1:42:54 1:42:5857. 81 Cormac O’Kane m M40 Ray Men on the Move 1:43:00 1:43:0658. 229 Terry Mc Fadden m MO 1:43:15 1:43:2459. 208 Hugh Allan m M50 Raphoe Road Runners 1:43:32 1:43:4060. 247 Seamus Smyth m MO 1:43:40 1:43:4861. 249 John Doherty m M50 1:43:47 1:43:4962. 219 Siobhan McLaughlin f FO Inishowen AC 1:44:34 1:44:3763. 13 Liam Clarke m M60 Foyle Valley AC 1:44:43 1:44:4564. 129 Sabrina MacKey f F40 1:44:59 1:45:0065. 223 Noel Mailey m MO Convoy AC 1:45:01 1:45:1066. 230 Emmett Scott m MO Convoy AC 1:45:10 1:45:1967. 217 Jarlath Duffy m M40 1:45:24 1:45:2468. 142 Paul Curran m M40 1:45:37 1:45:4969. 242 Ton Bangert m M60 Raphoe Road Runners 1:45:54 1:45:5570. 190 Mark Dooher m MO Clann na ngael 1:45:49 1:46:0071. 273 Paul Walker m M50 Run for Fun Letterkenny 1:45:56 1:46:0372. 160 Colin Do Herty m MO 1:46:23 1:46:3173. 80 Linda Ward f F50 Tir Chonaill AC 1:46:30 1:46:3374. 87 Norman McLean m M40 non 1:46:34 1:46:4575. 61 Ciaran Anderson m M40 1:46:47 1:46:5076. 137 Jessica Gallagher f FO 1:46:50 1:46:5977. 139 Susan Doherty f F40 Inishowen AC 1:46:58 1:47:0278. 191 Karen McLaughlin f FO Reach Running Club 1:47:14 1:47:2479. 165 Paul Concannon m M40 Reach Running Club 1:47:14 1:47:2480. 203 Alaistair Hetherington m M40 Letterkenny 24/7 triathlon club 1:47:22 1:47:3081. 5 Dee Griffin f F50 Convoy AC 1:47:38 1:47:4882. 30 Keith Adair m M40 Reach Running Club 1:48:01 1:48:1083. 189 Carol Dooher f FO Clann na ngael 1:48:00 1:48:1184. 197 Cara Mc Cartney f FO Reach Running Club 1:48:08 1:48:1685. 238 Margaret Shiels f F40 Letterkenny AC 1:48:26 1:48:3186. 239 Stephen Shiels m M40 Letterkenny AC 1:48:27 1:48:3187. 263 Sean Doherty m M40 Melvin Walk Jog Run 1:48:43 1:48:4788. 62 Seamus Mc Gee m M40 1:49:03 1:49:0689. 162 Caroline Mc Menamin f F40 Foyle Valley AC 1:49:00 1:49:1190. 41 Rachel Bell f F40 Raphoe Road Runners 1:49:31 1:49:3491. 240 Maura O Grady f F50 Letterkenny AC 1:49:33 1:49:3992. 221 Nancy McNamee f F50 Finn Valley AC 1:49:39 1:49:4293. 193 Gerard Callaghan m M40 Letterkenny AC 1:50:03 1:50:0794. 144 Michael Russell m M40 24/7 Triathlon Club 1:50:03 1:50:0795. 279 Angus Hunter m M50 1:50:06 1:50:1296. 12 Shauna Kelly f FO Raphoe Road Runners 1:50:14 1:50:1797. 109 Michael Gallagher m M40 Run for Fun Letterkenny 1:50:44 1:50:5198. 214 Mary Doherty f FO Inishowen AC 1:51:07 1:51:1099. 110 Gavin Stewart m MO 1:51:05 1:51:14100. 45 Stephen McCole m MO 1:51:08 1:51:15101. 281 Ciaran Liddy m M40 Letterkenny AC 1:51:16 1:51:23102. 280 Naoise Enright m M40 Letterkenny AC 1:51:16 1:51:23103. 166 Eric Pierce m M50 unattached 1:51:33 1:51:44104. 32 Will Colvin m M40 Springwell RC 1:51:43 1:51:49105. 226 Philip Browne m M40 24/7 Triathlon Club 1:51:42 1:51:50106. 215 Terence Quinn m M50 Raphoe running clubter 1:51:46 1:51:50107. 135 Derek Campbell m M40 1:51:50 1:51:59108. 38 Patrick McDermott m M40 1:52:06 1:52:16109. 192 Seamus Sharkey m M50 Clann na ngael 1:52:07 1:52:18110. 77 Andrew Matthewson m M40 1:52:12 1:52:23111. 164 Eugene McGinley m M40 Raphoe Road Runners 1:52:26 1:52:35112. 119 Alan Travers m MO 1:52:33 1:52:39113. 237 Noel Lynch m M40 Letterkenny AC 1:52:34 1:52:39114. 156 Brian Morrow m MO Convoy AC 1:52:44 1:52:53115. 206 Gordon Galbraith m M40 Convoy AC 1:52:45 1:52:55116. 73 Don Smith m M50 Convoy AC 1:53:04 1:53:13117. 69 Rosie Heaney f FO KCR 1:53:42 1:53:46118. 136 Peter Duddy m MO Bruckless Road Runners 1:53:50 1:54:01119. 236 Robert Tshinbudzi m M40 1:53:53 1:54:04120. 116 Maria Burns f F40 Individual 1:54:05 1:54:09121. 51 Fergal Callan m M40 Mates AC 1:54:11 1:54:21122. 7 Annmarie Roche f FO Run for Fun Letterkenny 1:54:17 1:54:27123. 24 Fred Stewart m M60 1:54:17 1:54:27124. 121 Mark Carr m MO Milford AC 1:54:22 1:54:29125. 180 Gloria Donaghey f F50 Finn Valley AC 1:54:33 1:54:35126. 424 Raphoe Hockey Club 3 m MO Relay 1:54:40 1:54:40127. 414 Raphoe Hockey Club 2 m MO Relay 1:54:37 1:54:49128. 195 Linda MacBeth f FO Raphoe Road Runners 1:54:47 1:54:51129. 149 Garvan Gallagher m M40 Run for Fun Letterkenny 1:54:44 1:54:51130. 52 Michael Gibbons m M40 Run for Fun Letterkenny 1:55:30 1:55:37131. 194 Jackie Callaghan f F40 1:55:41 1:55:42132. 150 Rhonda Mc Menamin f FO Mount errigal hotel leisure centre 1:55:41 1:55:42133. 53 Paddy Gildea m M40 Convoy AC 1:55:37 1:55:46134. 152 Michael Doyle m M50 FVF4L 1:55:47 1:55:54135. 176 Jarlath Cannon m MO 1:56:08 1:56:13136. 179 Eddie Breslin m M50 Lifford Strabane AC 1:56:05 1:56:13137. 147 Josephine Lyons f F40 1:56:39 1:56:43138. 246 Donal Mc Guinness m MO 1:56:40 1:56:48139. 167 Danny Doran m M50 Reach Running Club 1:56:45 1:56:54140. 234 Caroline Kennedy Moran f FO 1:57:01 1:57:12141. 36 Bren Whelan m M40 North West Tri 1:57:09 1:57:14142. 42 Teresa Sweeney f F40 1:57:07 1:57:15143. 56 Jessica Roberts f FO Melvin Walk Jog Run 1:57:24 1:57:28144. 245 Daniel Mc Daid m M40 Rise 1:57:23 1:57:32145. 271 Michael Jordan m M40 Convoy AC 1:57:27 1:57:36146. 100 Mark Donaghey m M40 Melvin Walk Jog Run 1:57:40 1:57:43147. 37 Debbie-Lee Gaffney f FO 1:57:49 1:57:52148. 158 Liam Cannon m M40 1:57:53 1:58:07149. 35 Sarah Doherty f FO Convoy AC 1:58:04 1:58:16150. 68 Steven Sheridan m M50 Shape up fitness 1:58:20 1:58:27151. 72 Jackie Harvey f F40 Individual 1:58:27 1:58:29152. 404 Raphoe Hockey Club 1 m MO Relay 1:58:34 1:58:45153. 93 Emma Lawrence f FO Castlefinn Running Club 1:58:44 1:58:52154. 27 Scott Rutherford m MO Reach Running Club 1:58:43 1:58:53155. 4 Sabrina McGhee f FO Castlefinn Running Club 1:59:00 1:59:08156. 106 Tony O’Kane m M40 1:59:06 1:59:19157. 28 Ailéin Ó Clúmháin m M50 Reach Running Club 1:59:27 1:59:36158. 131 Dan Donnelly m MO Bolt Running Club 1:59:30 1:59:40159. 89 Sonya Odonnell f F40 Finn Valley AC 1:59:45 1:59:51160. 177 Donna Duffy f F40 1:59:42 1:59:52161. 111 Pat Shallow m M50 1:59:42 1:59:52162. 113 Suzi Roarty f F40 1:59:44 1:59:54163. 112 Paul McGuckin m M50 1:59:44 1:59:54164. 169 Mary Martin f F60 Finn Valley AC 1:59:55 2:00:02165. 43 Maria Diver f FO 2:00:02 2:00:10166. 71 Marie Anderson f F40 Individual 2:00:14 2:00:16167. 132 Anne Sweeney f FO Shape up fitness 2:00:13 2:00:20168. 278 Pauric Mc Ginley m MO LCC 2:00:18 2:00:24169. 272 Brian Doherty m M40 swanlings 2:00:27 2:00:38170. 25 Clyde McCrabbe m M40 2:00:55 2:00:58171. 114 Claire Taylor f FO Convoy AC 2:00:56 2:01:08172. 172 Marina Boyle f F40 2:01:41 2:01:46173. 277 Lisa Gallagher f F40 2:01:41 2:01:46174. 103 Mark Harkin m MO Convoy AC 2:01:41 2:01:52175. 264 Martina Mc Daid f FO Letterkenny 24/7 triathlon club 2:02:29 2:02:38176. 91 Sean Lorinyenko m M50 Tir Chonaill AC 2:02:48 2:02:51177. 200 Edith Neely f F40 Individual runner 2:03:19 2:03:25178. 199 Gregory McShane m M50 2:03:35 2:03:45179. 120 Adrian Houston m M40 Reach Running Club 2:03:55 2:04:04180. 204 Nora Anderson f FO Finn Valley AC 2:04:07 2:04:14181. 282 Carmel Browne f F40 Finn Valley AC 2:04:10 2:04:16182. 276 Frances Mc Glynn f FO Finn Valley AC 2:04:18 2:04:24183. 213 Edward Crawford m M40 Finn Valley AC 2:04:01 2:04:25184. 274 Eamonn Mc Connell m M40 Castlefinn Running Club 2:04:19 2:04:26185. 250 Clare Mc Kinney f F40 2:04:24 2:04:35186. 154 Ciara Steele f F40 2:04:24 2:04:35187. 128 Lisa Ryan f FO 2:04:39 2:04:39188. 186 Tara McKinney f F40 Bolt Running Club 2:04:58 2:05:05189. 94 Linda Mc Groarty f F40 2:05:01 2:05:13190. 141 Gerard Harkin m M40 Bolt Running Club 2:05:16 2:05:21191. 84 Frankie Murray m M50 Finn Valley AC 2:05:27 2:05:30192. 211 Barry Tinney m M40 2:05:29 2:05:41193. 59 Lorraine McGrinder f F40 Lifford Strabane AC 2:05:34 2:05:42194. 86 Catherine Quigley f FO Lifford Strabane AC 2:05:35 2:05:43195. 231 Martina Kelly f FO 2:05:44 2:05:53196. 227 Annmarie Stewart f FO 2:05:53 2:05:59197. 235 Linda Cronin f FO 2:06:08 2:06:19198. 22 Michele McNamee f F40 Hartstown Parkrun, Dublin 2:06:41 2:06:43199. 21 Joe Mulhern m M40 KILLYGORDON, CROSSROADS RUNNING CLUB 2:06:47 2:06:50200. 241 Pasty Carlin m M50 Reach Running Club 2:07:11 2:07:20201. 138 Grainne Greene f FO Convoy AC 2:07:12 2:07:24202. 201 Gloria Friel f FO 2:07:17 2:07:25203. 44 Edel Mc Cauley f FO Urnaí runners 2:07:21 2:07:35204. 78 Nicola Patterson f F40 Convoy AC 2:07:27 2:07:39205. 155 Karen Welch f F40 Convoy AC 2:07:27 2:07:39206. 161 Aneta Spring f F40 2:08:02 2:08:08207. 23 Rory Mc Leary m MO 2:08:18 2:08:24208. 265 Janet Harper f F40 Derg 2:08:44 2:08:46209. 233 Sophie Kelly f FO 2:09:14 2:09:19210. 29 Amanda Boyd f F40 Maguiresbridge 2:10:21 2:10:26211. 76 Maire Geoghegan f F40 Run for Fun Letterkenny 2:10:43 2:10:53212. 259 Lorraine Smyth f FO 2:11:40 2:11:47213. 268 Alice Murray f FO 2:12:26 2:12:43214. 269 Amy Murray f FO 2:12:27 2:12:43215. 48 Don Pearson m M40 Raphoe hockey club 2:13:00 2:13:00216. 134 Geraldine Flood f F40 Shape up fitness 2:14:19 2:14:27217. 133 Noreen Fegan f F40 Shape up fitness 2:14:23 2:14:30218. 108 Stacey Snodgrass f FO Eglinton Road Runners 2:15:12 2:15:17219. 225 Shirley Hill f F40 Eglinton Road Runners 2:15:27 2:15:32220. 228 William Kilpatrick m MO Raphoe hockey club 2:15:43 2:15:59221. 74 Orla Mc Elwee f F40 Melvin Walk Jog Run 2:16:22 2:16:26222. 57 Eileen Maguire f F40 Melvin Walk Jog Run 2:16:24 2:16:29223. 47 Seamus Barron m M40 2:17:07 2:17:07224. 170 Louisa Laverty f FO Castlefinn Running Club 2:17:22 2:17:32225. 2 Chris Shields m M40 STAR RUNNING CLUB 2:17:56 2:18:00226. 126 Glenda Mortimer f F40 St Colmans South Mayo AC 2:17:57 2:18:03227. 220 Donna Chambers f FO KCR 2:18:03 2:18:19228. 159 Steven Miles m M40 Springwell RC 2:18:17 2:18:28229. 244 Karyn Cooke f F40 2:19:19 2:19:25230. 75 Máiread Gallagher f F50 2:20:00 2:20:12231. 254 Donna Thompson f FO 2:20:24 2:20:37232. 255 Robert Thompson m MO 2:20:25 2:20:37233. 184 Sarah Thomson f F40 2:20:46 2:20:59234. 88 Nicola Gregg f FO Convoy AC 2:22:03 2:22:14235. 212 Sinead Mc Granaghan f F40 KCR 2:22:55 2:23:10236. 70 Thomas Henry m M40 2:24:15 2:24:20237. 98 Anne Hutton f F60 Bolt Running Club 2:28:02 2:28:10238. 210 Karen Feeney f FO Urnaí runners 2:28:12 2:28:27239. 67 Teresa Quigg f FO Urnaí runners 2:28:13 2:28:28240. 66 Margaret Mc Bride f F40 Urnaí runners 2:28:13 2:28:28241. 46 Simon McDaid m MO Urnaí runners 2:28:13 2:28:28242. 107 Giusell Di Nucci f FO Urnaí runners 2:28:13 2:28:28243. 64 Sinead Friel f FO Urnaí runners 2:28:15 2:28:30244. 20 Martina Cullen f F50 KCR 2:29:23 2:29:38245. 10 Claire Irwine f FO 2:29:23 2:29:38246. 145 Claire Henderson f FO Castlefinn Running Club 2:30:54 2:31:04247. 1 Louise Goudie f F40 Raphoe Road Runners 2:33:45 2:33:58248. 151 Elaine Chambers f FO Raphoe Road Runners 2:33:45 2:33:58249. 9 Maeve Moss f F40 2:34:26 2:34:42250. 90 Felicity Patton f F40 Individual 2:34:26 2:34:42251. 14 Stephanie Laird f F40 2:35:32 2:35:45252. 15 Lorna Goudie f F40 2:35:32 2:35:45253. 146 Laura Hegarty f FO Castlefinn Running Club 2:36:16 2:36:26254. 124 Joanne Gallagher f FO Castlefinn Running Club 2:36:16 2:36:26255. 50 Cecilia Deehan f F60 Bolt Running Club 2:38:16 2:38:23256. 8 Michelle Gallagher f FO Bolt Running Club 2:38:17 2:38:24257. 85 Ann Strain f F50 Convoy AC 2:40:07 2:40:17258. 17 Cheryl O Neill f FO 3:27:37 3:27:52259. 18 Catriona Lynch f FO 3:27:37 3:27:52East Donegal Half Marathon: Where did you come? was last modified: October 1st, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Resultswest donegal half marathonlast_img read more

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Category: fdtnwcmtdulfdxvp Proficiency Awards Round 1

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Category: fdtnwcmtdulfdxvp Top 10 Best Website Trends of 2018

first_imgSource: cnn.comMore Multimedia Longform Writing long pieces is often exhausting, so the thought of incorporating sounds, videos, and images in proper places among the text is unappealing. However, some designers are now taking the time to break up chunks of text with relevant videos, images, or sounds to make it more interesting for viewers.CNN, for example, has a feature on global warming that includes multimedia strategies. Words are centered in the middle of the screen while, simultaneously, sounds play in the background and a video of a natural element plays. The words are still clear and easy to read, but it is significantly more intriguing because there are so many factors involved in creating a sense of global warming. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Source: dusko.shopBroken Grid Layouts Website designers have relied on grids to create organized, reliable websites. However, 2018 is bringing around a new layout that is taking over. Broken grid layouts blur the strict lines of normal grids, while still retaining some structure. Images and text slightly overlap and are mixed together on the screen more fluidly.For example, the Dusko website has overlapping images with navigation tabs and text in various areas of the page, sometimes layering over multiple images. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Source: annaeshwood.comMore Interactions and Animations Interactive and animated websites have become extremely popular in the last few years. 2018 is intensifying the presence of these qualities. Many websites are full of animations. If designers use animation correctly, it can guide visitors to pay attention to certain things at specific times, thereby helping guide users to the appropriate content.The Black Sheep Agency has a website designed so that when you scroll down, words are automatically highlighted. This keeps readers focused on the content because they are intrigued by the interactive qualities of the text. As you continue scrolling, bubbles pop up with pieces of information.There are two significant animation and interaction patterns that are appearing: scrolling rates and page transitions. Some designers are creating websites where images will move as you are scrolling. For example, Anna Eshwood’s site has the images float up as you scroll past them. Page transitions are animations that happen when you leave or enter a page.Through interactions and animations can be extremely effective, they can also be overwhelming. It is important to avoid using them too much because it may make users frustrated or anxious. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#website#Website Development#website trends Every year, website design and user interface change slightly; 2018 is no different, with trends emerging in design, typography, and colors. To design a website that can compete with the millions of other similar websites out there, it is important to be aware of the newest styles and most popular methods. Here are some of the emerging website trends of 2018. Source: stripe.com/usLarger Variation of Shapes For decades, website designers would solely use sharp corners, rectangles, and squares in designs. It provides a neat, organized look. However, 2018 websites are sporting rounded edges and more organic shapes. Twitter, for example, provides a box with rounded edges when someone is intending to compose a tweet instead of a rectangle.All shapes are changing. Website designers are more freely using amorphous areas of color, bright diagonal lines, or a variety of other more organic patterns. Designers are also playing with perspective. For example, Stripe’s website is organized with diagonal lines and tilted shapes that give the visitor a unique visual perspective.Many websites are also using flashing or bright colors. Though it can be extremely visually stimulating, it is a risky choice. You want your website to be accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities, some of whom may have sensitivities to flashing lights. Switch from Text to Video Is Continuing On websites everywhere, publishers are switching to video. For example, Facebook and Instagram offer stories where people can start live videos, almost identical to Snapchat’s strategy.Though video is becoming more significant, it is important to remember that text is still the foundation of all websites. The text is the ideal form of online communication because:It’s cheapIt’s quick to produceIt’s still the primary format of communication on the internet Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Stephen Moyers Stephen Moyers is an out of the heart writer voicing out his take on various topics of social media, web design, mobile apps, digital marketing, entrepreneurship, startups and much more in the cutting edge digital world. When he is not writing, he can be found traveling outdoors with his camera. You can follow Stephen on Twitter @StephenMoyers. Focus on Diversity and Inclusion Social dynamics and discrepancies have taken the forefront in all aspects of society, including web design. Many web design teams are realizing the importance of wording or images of race and gender representation. For example, people are re-visiting how many options for gender they offer on menus or other areas of their site. 2018 is bringing with it a new awareness of how each website is portraying race, gender, sexuality, religion, and other social and cultural aspects of the world. Source: Google.comVarying Fonts For years, web designers only used a handful of fonts out of concern that websites would become overwhelming, unprofessional, or give the wrong idea. 2018 re-designs, however, are accompanied by varying fonts. The internet is now covered with a wide array of different fonts and styles.Apple, Microsoft, Google, and Adobe are also creating something called variable fonts, which enable a new format for designing text. This gives you the ability to design a single font that behaves like multiple fonts. Floating Navigation Menus A standard part of most websites is a navigation bar cemented at the top of the page. However, designers are starting to create websites with floating navigation menus. The menu is slightly detached from the top of the window and floats a few centimeters below. The intent is to give the user a feeling that navigation is a universal topic that will stick with you throughout your experience on the website. Source: dropbox.designImportance of Illustrations Images have always been a central part of any website. They are usually more eye-catching that text so designers are encouraged to use them. 2018 designers are beginning to introduce a new type of image into their websites: illustrations.Most website images are either photographs, product shots, or gifs. Though they are all appealing options, illustrations are becoming more and more prominent. Illustrators are becoming important parts of many website design teams, as their work is sometimes showcased on the home page.Illustrations are also helpful with brand interpretation. If you take a photograph of a person and put it on your website, that person is a representative of your brand. With an illustration, you can have an image of a person be simply a human being, not someone specific that personifies your organization, a statement that can be risky for a website’s image. If visitors feel like you are targeting another type of person, they are less likely to stay on your website.The Dropbox website utilizes illustration beautifully. The page has an image that is composed of half a photograph and half of an illustration, both of women. The result is an extremely intriguing, visually appealing image that immediately draws the visitor in. Related Posts Source: Google.comImproving Mobile Functionality Mobile devices continue to grow in prominence. Many people use their cell phones to go online more often than computers. However, some website designs have trouble translating to mobile devices, leading things like images and videos to either not load or to load incorrectly. 2018 websites are making an even more active effort to ensure that the design is compatible over multiple devices so that people can access the website in many different ways.last_img read more

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Category: fdtnwcmtdulfdxvp The Political Scientist: Michael Mann’s Moment in the Campaign Spotlight

first_imgFor climate researcher Michael Mann, yesterday’s elections marked the end of what has been an unusual—and perhaps unique—adventure in electoral politics for an academic scientist. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, professor was recruited to spend days on the campaign trail with Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe (D), and he was even asked to introduce former President Bill Clinton at a major rally. And he was featured in millions of dollars’ worth of television ads attacking McAuliffe’s opponent, Ken Cuccinelli (R), the Virginia attorney general who launched a controversial investigation into research that Mann conducted when he worked at the University of Virginia (UVA).“Scientists by our nature try to avoid getting entangled in partisan politics, but in this case … I didn’t come to politics, politics came to me,” Mann told ScienceInsider today from his home in Pennsylvania, where he was working after a late night of watching election returns and celebrating McAuliffe’s narrow victory. But the “difficult decision” to get involved in the McAuliffe-Cuccinelli duel came down to one thing, he says: “I wanted to make sure that the forces of antiscience did not gain a stronger foothold in our politics, and that’s what a Cuccinelli victory would have meant. …  Here you had a candidate who not only rejected what science has to say about climate change, but felt it necessary to attack scientists.”Three years ago, when Cuccinelli launched his investigation of Mann, it was hard to imagine that the balding climate specialist would end up playing such an active role in thwarting the telegenic conservative star. In the 2009 election for attorney general, Cuccinelli won soundly, with 58% of the vote, on a conservative platform that included vows to fight government regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. Soon after taking office in 2010, Cuccinelli invoked a state fraud statute to demand that UVA, where Mann worked until 2005, turn over records related to a number of the scientist’s grants.  Cuccinelli claimed that he was focused on safeguarding taxpayer funds, and not trying to discredit Mann’s scientific findings, including the iconic “hockey stick” graph that reconstructs how global temperatures have risen over time. Academic and environmental groups rallied to Mann’s defense, with one group of professors at Virginia’s Old Dominion University calling Cuccinelli’s move a “witch hunt.” After numerous legal skirmishes, state courts ultimately ruled last year that Cuccinelli did not have the legal authority to compel release of the documents.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)By then, Cuccinelli had begun his bid for the governorship, preparing for a face-off against McAuliffe, a longtime Democratic Party fundraiser and businessman who had been trounced in his 2009 bid to lead the state. This past summer, as the race heated up, McAuliffe’s campaign asked Mann if he would publicly endorse McAuliffe, and perhaps play a role in the campaign. Mann said yes, but not because he wanted to settle a personal grudge against Cuccinelli. “It was such a stark contrast [between the candidates] that it was easy to decide to get involved purely on the merits,” he says. “I’ve tried hard to not let it become personal,” he adds, noting that he has never met Cuccinelli. “When you personalize things, you become emotional and less rational. I wanted this to be a rational decision.”Mann learned more than he expected about politics. In July, he was asked to accompany McAuliffe on a multiday “science week” campaign swing through Virginia’s academic centers and high-tech corridors, meeting with voters and editorial boards. “I gained a whole new respect for the life of a political candidate,” Mann says. “It is an amazingly difficult schedule. You get very little sleep and you’ve got be on your best game, 24-7. Even one small slip, if you say something embarrassing, it is going to be seized on. As a scientist, it was a very different world … a world I wouldn’t want to live in, but it was fun to visit.”Soon, the airwaves were filling with attack ads—some paid for by McAuliffe’s campaign, others by outside groups—that cited Cuccinelli’s investigation of Mann in trying to paint the Republican as a conservative ideologue out of step with mainstream voters. The campaign used Mann’s story to question Cuccinelli’s commitment to academic freedom and the role of science in economic development, no small issues in a state that prides itself on being the home of a vibrant high-tech sector and a university founded by Thomas Jefferson. It also tried to paint a picture of “an attorney general who abused his authority to go after academics he doesn’t like,” Mann says, an idea that didn’t play well with voters of all stripes, especially moderates, according to polling and focus groups. Cuccinelli’s campaign fiercely disputed such accusations and cited their candidate’s record of supporting research and education while a state legislator.Last week, Mann made his final foray of the campaign, appearing at a Charlottesville rally to introduce McAuliffe and Clinton. “It was difficult to not be in awe and a bit starstruck” by the former president, he says, noting he had met Clinton briefly once before. And McAuliffe wasted little time in alluding to Mann’s battle with Cuccinelli in his speech: “Here is the bottom line,” he said. “We cannot grow Virginia’s economy by suing scientists.”Such arguments apparently helped push McAuliffe over the top yesterday, although issues such as abortion, health care, and the economy played bigger roles. “[P]leased that VA voters rejected [Cuccinelli’s] dangerous brand of politics & his contempt for science & rational thought,” Mann tweeted last night as media outlets began to call the race for McAuliffe. He’s not gloating over Cuccinelli’s downfall, he says, but “that isn’t to say that there wasn’t a certain amount of personal satisfaction that Virginians made the right choice.”Mann’s overt politicking may be over for the time being, however. “You won’t see me out campaigning for a carbon tax or cap-and-trade [policy on climate change],” he says. “I’ll leave the policy debate to politicians as long as it is informed by what scientists have to say.”last_img read more

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