Rise again in PUP claims in Donegal

first_img Pinterest There’s been another rise in the number of people in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment in Donegal.15,767 people in the county will receive the payment tomorrow, up from 13,877 last week.Meanwhile, 3,470 people will receive the Covid-19 related illness benefit payment.A total of 219 PUP payment claims have been closed in the last week in Donegal.Over €138 million will be paid out this week 460,000 people across the country due to receive the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week. Facebook Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Rise again in PUP claims in Donegal Harps come back to win in Waterford Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleDonegal Gardai remind people to ‘stay the course’Next articleGardai warn of courier scam News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter WhatsApp By News Highland – January 18, 2021 last_img read more

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Milan purchases choral equipment with foundation grant

first_imgMilan, In. — Milan Community School Corporation recently purchased new risers for the choral department through a grant from the Rising Sun Regional Foundation.The purchase is very timely since the group is preparing for an upcoming competition.last_img

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No runners from Ebola-stricken nations in marathon

first_imgChinese President Xi Jinping, right, shakes hands with his Tanzanian counterpart Jakaya Kikwete during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. China said it will provide $81 million worth of aid to help fight Ebola in the three West African countries at the heart of the crisis. The foreign ministry says Xi made the announcement when he met Kikwete. (AP Photo/Takaki Yajima, Pool) NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Marathon organizers say they had no runners signed up for Sunday’s race from the three West African countries stricken by Ebola.Only a “handful” of entrants, mostly from overseas, have reached out with concerns after a doctor who had treated infected patients in Africa became the first person in the city to be diagnosed with Ebola, New York Road Runners President Mary Wittenberg said Monday.Organizers had long operated under the assumption that New York would have an Ebola case by the time the marathon came around, Wittenberg added, and they have stayed in close contact with city, state and federal health authorities to ensure proper protocols are followed.Charities such as UNICEF that already had runners entered in the race to raise money will donate the funds to treat Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.Most of the runners favored to win Sunday’s race are from Kenya and Ethiopia in East Africa, on the opposite side of the continent from the outbreak.Last year, Idrissa Kargbo, a gifted distance runner from Sierra Leone, ran the NYC Marathon after NYRR heard his story and offered him a spot in the field and supporters crowd-sourced the funding for his trip. He has been involved in relief efforts in his country, and Wittenberg said NYRR officials have stayed in touch with offers to help.Dr. Craig Spencer, the New York physician infected with Ebola, is an avid runner who completed the NYC Marathon last year.last_img read more

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Colts’ longtime announcer retired after using racial slur

first_imgBob Lamey watches the Indianapolis Colts NFL football team practice in Westfield, Ind., Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018.  (The Indianapolis Star via AP)By INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ An off-the-air racial slur prompted the immediate retirement of longtime Indianapolis Colts’ radio voice Bob Lamey last weekend, team officials and Lamey’s attorney confirmed Wednesday.Local attorney James Voyles issued a statement acknowledging Lamey used “inappropriate” language during a conversation with a friend at a local radio station and apologized immediately.“Bob does want to acknowledge that while repeating a story while off-the-air last week to a friend at a local radio station, he used an inappropriate word that had been used in the story,” Voyles’ statement read. “Bob immediately apologized to the people involved for the comment and would hope that this error in judgment would not tarnish his long-held reputation in the sports community where he has been known as an accurate and passionate reporter.”A report on a local television’s station website, WTHR.com, claimed an employee at Emmis Communications heard the comment and reported it to the radio station’s human resources department, which then contacted the Colts.It’s not the first time Lamey’s words have caused controversy. But what happened last week the Colts found intolerable. The announcement of Lamey’s retirement after 31 years with the Colts came Sunday.He was replaced on Monday night’s radio broadcast by Matt Taylor.Initially, the Colts attempted to paint his departure as the celebration of a Hall of Fame broadcasting career that spanned five decades. But after word leaked about the conversation and Voyles issued his public statement Wednesday morning, the Colts immediately took a different tack.“In regards to Bob Lamey . first and foremost, the Colts deplore and do not tolerate the use of any racial slur _ in any context,” Colts chief operating officer Pete Ward wrote in an email. “Bob has had a long and storied history in our community, but he made a serious mistake. The Colts are deeply disappointed the incident took place and offer our sincerest regrets to all who were impacted by Bob’s lapse in judgment.”Ward went on to say that the Colts only decided to comment after Lamey made his account.Previously, there had been praise for Lamey as his retirement was announced on the weekend.“Bob Lamey is a legend and icon,” Colts owner Jim Irsay said in Sunday’s release. “(His) name is synonymous with Indianapolis Colts football.”Former players weighed in, too, as Lamey said simply “it’s time” to retire.Players such as former punter Pat McAfee and right tackle Ryan Diem immediately weighed in on Twitter to praise Lamey. Reggie Wayne, the Colts’ second-leading receiver all-time, told local news station Fox 59 that Lamey was “the absolute best.”Lamey’s previous outbursts included use of an expletive during a broadcast at the end of a Colts loss to the San Diego Chargers in September 2016. The next day he apologized to fans on the air and asked for their forgiveness.He came close to uttering the same word during Indy’s come-from-behind win over New England in the 2006 AFC championship game after running back Dominic Rhodes lost the ball near the goal line.“He fumbled the freakin’ football,” Lamey said before realizing teammate Jeff Saturday recovered it in the end zone for a touchdown.There was another off-the-air outburst in December 2010 when Peyton Manning threw four interceptions in a loss to Dallas. Lamey privately questioned whether the NFL had “figured out” Manning and contemplated whether he should be benched in favor of backup Curtis Painter.But his most recent comments were too much for the Colts.“Bob publicly acknowledged that last week he repeated an inappropriate word when telling a story,” Ward wrote. “He immediately apologized to the people who heard him use the word, and then promptly retired as the Colts play-by-play announcer.”Lamey served in that capacity for 31 seasons, from 1984-91 and again from 1995-2017 and was a fixture on local airwaves since the mid-1970s.He broadcast games for the city’s hockey team, the WHA’s Racers, from 1974-77 _ finishing those duties just before Wayne Gretzky joined the team. He served as the play-by-play man for the Indiana Pacers from 1977-84, and he also was part of the Indianapolis 500’s radio broadcast team for years.For 23 years, Lamey served as the sports director for WIBC radio, and in 2008, Lamey was inducted into the Indiana Sports Broadcasters and Writers Hall of Fame in 2008.Taylor, who has done sideline and studio work for the team, had taken over as the Colts’ play-by-play voice on the preseason broadcasts. Greg Rakestraw, another local radio announcer, will replace Taylor in the television booth.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/tag/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more

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