Death mourned of Swilly Rovers stalwart, Ivan Grier

first_imgTHERE IS deep sadness in Donegal football circles following the death of Swilly Rovers stalwart Ivan Grier.The death of the popular Ramelton native was announced today. Mr Grier, late of Hillcrest, Ramelton, passed away at the Ramelton Nursing Unit following an illness.Picture: Ivan Grier receives an appreciation award from Dessie Kelly and Johnny McCafferty. Last summer, the Ulster Senior League presented Ivan with an appreciation award at their annual presentation function.His contribution to his beloved Swilly Rovers goes back to 1972 and he served a variety of roles at Swilly Park over a near-50-year period.Most recently, he was club chairman at Swilly Rovers having been secretary for a long number of years.He will be fondly remembered as the gateman at Swilly Park and he was the first contact for visitors to the venue on match days. A farmer in Ramelton, Ivan is also a former board member of Donegal Creameries.Predeceased by a son, Gary, Ivan is survived by his wife, Pearl, sons Alaister, Stanley and John, and a wide circle of family and friends.Removal from Ramelton Nursing Unit today, Saturday, at 6pm to the family home.Funeral arrangements have yet to be confirmed.Death mourned of Swilly Rovers stalwart, Ivan Grier was last modified: July 27th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Donegal CreameriesIvan GrierRameltonswilly roversUlster Senior Leaguelast_img read more

Schurter, Bresset win MTB Worlds gold

first_img‘Women’s raceIn the women’s elite race, which preceded the Schurter show, the competition was a lot closer. Through three laps, six riders were packed tightly together, but then it developed into a battle for line honours between 2012 Olympic champion Julie Bresset and 2012 UCI MTB World Cup Pietermaritzburg winner Maja Wloszczowska, with the two women swopping out the lead throughout the race. World number one Tania Zakelj was up with the front-runners before she fell on sharp descent while trying to keep pace when Wlsozczowska led with Bresset in third, while world number two Eva Lechner saw her title challenge ended by a nasty fall, which cost her almost two minutes. The most stunning aspect of it was the fact that she was able to continue. Heading into the sixth and final lap, Bresset looked a little fresher than the Polish star on the climbs, but Wloszczowska had previously shown herself to be faster in the technical sections at the back end of the testing Nick Floros-designed course. The question as to who would prevail was far from decided. All three podium finishers are regular visitors to South Africa and expressed their gratefulness for the support they received from the local fans. “So many friends came from Durban, from Cape Town, and it felt like I was at home,” Fumic smiled. “I really was looking for that kind of race and I am more than happy that I finished in second place because I felt a little bit of pressure from my friends who came, who told me: ‘If we come, you must finish on the podium’. ‘She was unbelievably strong’“I knew that the finish of the race would be at the top before the Tree House Rock Garden,” she said at the post-race press conference. “I tried to pass Julie there, but she was really unbelievably strong there. I tried to keep my speed to the finish, but definitely it was Julie’s day today.” He pulled out a seven-second lead after the opening lap, but Jose Hermida, the winner of the UCI World Cup Pietermaritzburg in 2009, was keeping him in his sights and by the end of lap three had closed the gap to just five seconds. At that stage, he looked like the only man that could challenge the Swiss ace for the win. Fumic reduced the deficit to only seven seconds after Schurter took a light tumble on the final lap, but the Olympic silver medallist was never in danger of ceding the lead and won in 1:40:17 after seven very testing laps. There was no stopping Schurter, however, and he refused to allow the chasers to close him down, pumping hard up the ascents and speeding smoothly down the descents and the technical sections. Nino Schurter, ranked number one in the world in the men’s elite cross country, and the defending world champion, came into the event having won the past two World Cup stops in Pietermaritzburg in 2011 and 2012 and he rode with the confidence of a man who knew his strengths were perfectly suited to the course. As they headed into the Tree House Rock Garden, Bresset held onto the lead under heavy pressure and opened up a little gap on her Polish pursuer. Still, there was no give in Wloszczowska’s challenge, but Bresset had the bit between her teeth and raced on to a five-second victory. Hermida was a strong third place finisher, 21 seconds behind Schurter. Maxime Marrot took fourth, followed by Olympic champion, Jaroslav Kulhavy, a former team- mate of the late South African star Burry Stander. With the distance to the finish slipping away, there was next to nothing to separate the pair, with Wloszczowska stalking the Frenchwoman. 31 August 2013 Thankfully, the light downfalls had helped settle some of the dust that had been so prevalent in the under-23 races the previous day. Conditions were ideal for cross country racing and the pace turned out to be torrid. ‘It was a perfect race’“It was a perfect race for me,” Schurter said afterwards. “My goal was to start really fast on the first lap. [Julian] Absalon was my biggest rival, but he always struggles a bit on the first lap, so I started really fast and after the first loop I already had a gap of five seconds. Then I was just riding at my pace and trying not to go too much into the red zone. Behind two front-runners, Esther Suss and Irina Kalentieva were involved in their own duel for third place until Kalentieva took a tumble on the final lap, which effectively ended her challenge and allowed the Swiss veteran to pull clear and secure the bronze medal. The 39-year-old Suss finished one minute and six seconds behind Bresset and was clearly delighted with her bronze medal. After some overnight rain, a bright, cloudless day dawned in Pietermaritzburg for the men’s and women’s elite cross country competitions at the 2013 UCI MTB & Trials World Championships on Saturday. The French star crossed the finishing line in 1:42:54, with Wloszczowska second in 1:42:59. For the Wloszczowska, the world champion in 2010, it was a fourth runner-up finish in the World Championships. For both women, the race was an unexpected triumph, with both having overcome serious injuries in the lead-up to the biggest mountain biking event of 2013. Bresset had suffered a broken collarbone earlier in the year, while Wloszczowska had missed the Olympics and spent almost half-a-year sidelined, uncertain whether she would be able to recover from a foot injury and ride competitively again. Hermida, too, described it as a perfect race and complimented the course. “I tried to stay on his [Schurter’s] wheel, or at least stay close, but it was impossible because the first four laps he just killed me [with his pace]. After I saw that it was impossible to beat him for first place, I tried to keep my pace and to stay on the podium.” “I am very happy. My target was the top five,” Bresset admitted. “First place today was great.” “It’s a track that suits me really well,” he added. “I went in with quite a lot of confidence for this race and I had such a good week before here in training, so I was in a good frame of mind and I had a good feeling on the track, so the pressure was no different to any World Cup or World Championship.” Lost a little timeThe Spanish star lost a little time to a back-marker on the fourth lap, however, and Schurter extended his lead to 17 seconds. Germany’s Manuel Fumic, despite a fall, then moved past Hermida and up into second. In the end, Zakelj clawed her way back to an impressive fifth place finish, while Lechner gutsed it out to take tenth place.last_img read more

New Books on Green Building

first_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img If you are a cold-climate architect looking for a reference book that provides guidance on designing energy-efficient superinsulated buildings, I strongly suggest that you buy William Maclay’s The New Net Zero. It’s the best book on the topic by far.Bill Maclay is an architect based in Warren, Vermont. I first met Bill 21 years ago, in the spring of 1993, when I was working as a project manager at Northern Community Housing Corporation, a nonprofit developer of low-income housing. Bill was chosen as the architect for a mixed-use commercial and residential building that our office was building in Hardwick, Vermont.With help from energy consultant Andy Shapiro, Maclay designed a building that was ahead of its time. It had double-stud walls filled with dense-packed cellulose, and was built with close attention to airtightness. Ventilation was provided by several heat-recovery ventilators. The building uses far less energy per square foot than most other Vermont buildings built in the early 1990s.Over the years, I’ve followed Maclay’s career, and have written several articles on buildings he’s designed, including “Solar in the City” (Energy Design Update, September 2002), a profile of Pat Hanson’s superinsulated house in Burlington, Vermont.The New Net Zero is a remarkable achievement. It is a generously sized 553-page hardback that is lavishly illustrated with full-color photos and architectural details.Maclay’s book is comprehensive; it could easily serve as a textbook. Maclay introduces all of the topics that form the basis of an intelligent discussion of energy-efficient design, including building science fundamentals, principles of building enclosure design, the different definitions of “net zero,” renovation vs. new construction, and cost-effectiveness. He also presents case studies.Many of the buildings that Maclay chooses as case studies will be familiar to GBA readers; these buildings include:Most remarkably,… last_img read more

Agri Ministry to Work with NEPA to Prevent Environmental Breaches

first_imgStory Highlights Agro-Investment Corporation (AIC) cited for environmental breaches Minister pleased with the progress of the Agro Parks that are up and running Minister apologised for the breach adding that the AIC will comply with orders of NEPA Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Roger Clarke, says the Ministry will be working closely with the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), to guard against environmental breaches as it carries out its various projects.Minister Clarke’s comments came on Friday, July 25, following a tour of the Amity Hall Agro Park in St. Catherine, where NEPA had served the Agro-Investment Corporation (AIC), with both a cessation order and an enforcement order.NEPA, on June 19, cited environmental breaches during a river cleaning exercise and ordered that immediate remedial steps be taken to mitigate the impact by July 26.The Minister said he is confident that the deadline will be met and also informed that he had made a commitment to NEPA for greater collaboration.“I said to NEPA that if we find ourselves in this sort of situation again, where a river must be cleaned to deal with the drainage, we would want them to guide us as to how you can clean the river without removing trees they do have the expertise to do so,” Minister Clarke said.He apologised for the breach and said that the AIC, which is the implementing agency for the nine Agro Parks to be developed across the island, is well on its way with complying with the orders of NEPA. He said that there is already re-growth in the area that the agency had cited.In the meantime, the Minister said he is pleased with the progress of the Agro Parks that are up and running.At Amity Hall, approximately 800 acres of land have been cleared of which Caribbean Broilers has already planted some 130 acres of sorghum. In the other areas, smaller farmers were planting onions, okras, peppers and a number of other crops.The Ministry, through the AIC, is engaging some 3,237 hectares (8,000 acres) of land in the production of a number of critical crops across nine Agro Parks. Another two parks are expected to come on stream by the end of the year.The parks are being developed through a partnership involving the Government, farmer/investors and the private sector. They are part of the Government’s strategic priorities aimed at reducing the high food import bill.In all instances, what is produced in the Agro Parks will be tied to a specific market.last_img read more

Industry Majors Busy with Securing Financing

first_imgzoomIllustration; Source: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Shipping heavyweights have proven yet another time their fierceness in the fight to preserve liquidity with several major deals being announced today totaling in over USD 1.4 billion.Owner and operator of LNG carriers Dynagas LNG Partners said that it has sealed a syndicated USD 675 million senior secured term loan. The facility will be secured by first priority mortgages on the six LNG carriers in the partnership’s fleet.The loan will be utilized to repay the company’s existing indebtedness, consisting of outstanding USD 470 million Senior Secured Term Loan B and the USD 250 million aggregate principal amount under the Partnership’s 6.25% senior unsecured notes upon its maturity date of 30th of October 2019.The facility is repayable over five years in 20 consecutive quarterly payments and Dynagas LNG Partners expects the financing to close before the end of September.Tony Lauritzen, CEO of Dynagas LNG Partners, said that the credit facility provides the partnership with reduced cost of debt relative to the existing one and a simplified debt structure “with a clear and viable path towards deleveraging through a significant increase in debt amortization.”“As a result of this global refinancing and broader strategic realignment, the partnership is better positioned for future growth initiatives as global LNG markets continue their robust development,” Lauritzen added.The announcement comes as Global Ship Lease reveals a new syndicated USD 268 million senior secured credit facility with major commercial lenders including Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, ABN AMRO Bank N.V, CIT Bank NA, Hellenic Bank Public Company Limited and Siemens Financial Services Inc.GSL expects to draw down the first tranche of the loan, in full, of USD 230 million shortly and will use the proceeds to refinance five existing senior credit facilities with maturities in December 2020 and April 2021, thereby reducing its cost of debt, extending maturities, and simplifying its debt structure. As a result, three 2000-built 6,000 TEU ships will become unencumbered.The second tranche of up to USD 38 million, is available until May 2020 to facilitate further refinancing. The final maturity date of the new loan is expected to be September 2024, five years after drawdown.GSL said that it has refinanced all of the existing indebtedness under its junior facility in the amount of USD 38.5 million, with the only change being to extend its maturity from September 2023 to September 2024, consistent with the maturity date of the new loan.George Youroukos, Chairman of Global Ship Lease, believes this to be a significant improvement to the company’s capital structure.“With charter rates improving across the vessel classes represented by our fleet, we have successfully extended and expanded our charter backlog and, as previously announced, have agreed to purchase three vessels, two of which have now been delivered, with the third scheduled to deliver at the end of the month, in a highly attractive, opportunistic acquisition,” he added.“By successfully executing this refinancing, we are delivering upon our stated goals of reducing our cost of debt, significantly extending maturities of most of our 2020 debt until September 2024, and enhancing our financial flexibility by releasing collateral. While an important step in its own right, this refinancing also provides us with long-term certainty for further enhancements to our capital structure,” Ian Webber, Chief Executive Officer of Global Ship Lease, said.Finally, as World Maritime News reported earlier today, boxship operator Seaspan sealed today a USD 500 million financing deal, bringing its financing program to USD 1.5 billion.The company plans to use the net proceeds to repay five secured credit facilities, as well as for future vessel acquisitions.last_img read more

David Ortiz Receives Qualifying Offer from Red Sox

David Ortiz received a qualifying offer from the Boston Red Sox on Friday for $13. 3 million before Friday’s the 5 p.m. ET deadline set by MLB.The team and Ortiz are negotiating a two-year deal that is “very close” to being completed according to sources, but the exact amount of the contract is still being negotiated.“David is someone who we feel strongly about bringing back, and we’re trying to figure out a way to do that and we hope that happens,” Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said earlier this week.Ortiz will become a free agent by midnight Friday if they can’t come to an agreement, which will allow him to talk to other teams. The qualifying offer is less than the $14.48 million he earned in 2012, but has until Nov. 9 to accept the offer. The Red Sox strategically gave the designated hitter the qualifying to ensure if he signs with another team they can receive draft picks as compensation.One of the teams that has expressed interest in Ortiz is the Texas Rangers. They envision Ortiz as a left-handed hitter who could replace Josh Hamilton, who is a free agent and received a qualifying offer from the Rangers. The Rangers feel Ortiz could the clubhouse more of an edge.Ortiz will turn 37 on Nov. 18, missed the last 71 of 72 games due to a right Achilles strain he suffered on July 16. The eight-time All-Star finished the season with a 23 home runs, 60 RBIs, and a .318 batting average in 90 games.In 2003, Ortiz joined the Red Sox and was a central figure in helping the club win the 2004 and 2007 World Series. One-year deals are noting new to Ortiz, who has been in one each of the past two seasons. The Red Sox exercised his $12.5 million option for 2011, and Ortiz accepted arbitration in 2012, settling on a $14.575 million salary.Ortiz has made his desire to stay in Boston public and is fond of team’s new manager, John Farrell.“Something will get done,” Ortiz told the Boston Globe about signing a new deal with the team. “I feel good about it.” read more

Davey G Johnson automotive writer and friend of Roadshow dead at 43

first_img Share your voice Tags Davey G. Johnson Automotive journalist Davey G. Johnson was found dead on Thursday, following a widespread search throughout parts of Northern California. He was 43 years old.David Gordon Johnson was initially reported missing on Friday, June 7, and was last heard from on Wednesday, June 5. His motorcycle — a press bike on loan from Honda — was recovered at a rest area near Mokelumne Hill, California. Police later found many of Davey’s belongings near the Mokelumne River, where he had stopped to send a photo to a friend.The massive recovery efforts, led by the Calaveras County Sheriff, continued until Monday, at which point officials announced they would be scaling back the search. The police found Davey’s body in the Mokelumne River on Thursday. The cause of his death is said to be accidental drowning.”He is so full of life and I’ve just never met anyone like him,” Jaclyn Trop, automotive journalist and Davey’s girlfriend, said in an interview with CBS This Morning earlier this month. “There are just so many questions.”Davey JohnsonDavey Johnson and his girlfriend, automotive journalist Jaclyn Trop. Instagram Remembering our friendI first met Davey Johnson when he wrote for Jalopnik, arguably during the site’s heyday. He was funny and irreverent and we found an immediate rapport. We liked the same music, we liked the same cars. We would bum each other’s cigarettes outside auto shows and debate whether Bivouac or 24 Hour Revenge Therapy was Jawbreaker’s best album. In the 13 years I knew him, Davey never once called me by my first name, greeting me with the same nod and “Mr. Ewing” every time.After establishing his name — and voice — at Jalopnik, Davey wrote for Autoweek and Car and Driver, where he published some of the best stories I’ve ever read. I always wanted to hire him someday.Most recently, Davey and I talked about him falling in love with Jaclyn, and how he’d never been happier. He made her a mix tape (yes, on cassette and everything) and sent me the playlist. He told me he never felt so overwhelmingly in love with someone.Davey Johnson Davey Johnson “He was going to propose with a ring in Sloane Square today or tomorrow,” Jaclyn told me via text message on Wednesday.”This is so wrong. A dreamer, wanderer, punk and poet like Davey isn’t supposed to go out like this,” writes executive editor Chris Paukert. “Guys like Davey are supposed to shoot through astride a set of well-worn wheels set aflame, pulsing three-chord soundtracks at their back. Not cold and alone in a river.””Conversations with Davey were like a frenetic game of ping pong, with obscure references from art and music and cars coming at you so fast that it was best to just go with it or be left behind,” writes reviews editor Emme Hall. “I wish I’d had the opportunity to know him better.””I owe so much to Davey,” says news and features editor Kyle Hyatt. “He’s the reason I get to write about cars and motorcycles for a living. Davey casts an impossible shadow and while I’ll never be half the writer he was, I will spend the rest of my life trying to live up to the kind of man he was: Kind, generous, open, weird, funny, fearless and free. We all should.” 4 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealouscenter_img More From Roadshow 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Comments Roadshowlast_img read more

Prank for a cause Ola banks on April 1 phenomenon to crowdfund

first_imgThe announcement follows the launch of Ola’s April Fool’s video, “Ola Restrooms”.Homegrown ride-hailing platform Ola launched a nationwide crowdfunding campaign to enable building toilets across India to positively impact over 20,000 people on Monday, April 1. Launched under Ola’s ‘My Ride. My Cause’ programme, users will be able to contribute Rs 1 per ride from April 2 until October 2, 2019. Ola has partnered with Gramalaya, an approved key resource centre from the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, who will use the proceeds in their on-going efforts to build toilets for the underprivileged across India.The announcement follows the launch of Ola’s April Fool’s video, “Ola Restrooms”, which aimed at building awareness around the need for accessible and hygienic lavatories in India. Highlighting the need for more public toilets in the country, the digital campaign introduces ‘Ola Restrooms’, a new solution that seeks to address the dearth of facilities. Known for its unconventional campaigns, Ola used the occasion to draw attention to a social issue and turn it into a cause-based initiative.Speaking about the initiative, Anand Subramanian, Senior Director – Marketing Communications said, “Since inception, Ola has been committed to supporting causes that deeply impact our cities and citizens. Access to toilets and sanitation can significantly improve hygiene and quality of life for people. Through this campaign, we aim to heighten awareness amongst educated audiences and enable them to contribute meaningfully.” He further added, “We are proud to partner with the team at Gramalaya who have been leading efforts to build sustainable sanitation infrastructure for the past 30 years in rural India.”S Damodaran, Founder and CEO of Gramalaya, said, “Sanitation provides safety, security and privacy for women and adolescent girls and we envision a society where everyone has access to safe sanitation facilities that empower individuals and communities. Gramalaya has successfully demonstrated sustainable sanitation models over the past 30 years and plans to expand these facilities to other parts of India. We are grateful to Ola for facilitating the crowdfunding campaign to help us achieve the goal of making India cleaner and healthier.”There is a dire need to eliminate open defecation and urination in India, which is a leading cause of diarrheal infection affecting women and children in rural India. Lack of adequate toilets that adhere to the scientific sanitary standards is detrimental to India’s mission to be free of Open Defecation by 2019. Through this initiative, Ola aims to bridge the gap with the support of millions of users that take rides on the Ola platform every day.Here’s how customers can start contributing:Once a ride is booked, customers will be able to see an option to contribute INR 1 on the ride-booking screenUpon clicking ‘see how,’ customers will be able to see detailed information about Gramalaya and how their contributions will be usedThe button at the bottom of the screen that says ‘Donate INR 1 on every ride’ enables the contributionsOnce accepted, customers will see their contribution towards the initiative in the ride details screen for every ride. Customers can choose to opt in and out at any point of timeAlternatively, customers can activate contributions from the ‘Donations’ section, under Profiles in the global menulast_img read more

Health Care Bill Moves To Final Vote Big Gamble for President Trump

first_img Share The Latest on an effort in Congress to pass a health care bill: 11:05 a.m. The chamber moves toward a climactic final vote that’s a big gamble for President Donald Trump and congressional leaders. Friday’s procedural vote was 230-194. The early vote inserted changes into the measure that leaders hoped would win over unhappy Republicans. It would improve Medicaid benefits for some older and handicapped people and abolish coverage requirements President Barack Obama’s 2010 law imposes on insurers. It remained uncertain whether GOP leaders had enough votes to prevail on final passage. Conservatives complain the Republican bill doesn’t do enough to erase Obama’s law. GOP moderates are unhappy that it would cause millions of voters to lose coverage and boost medical costs for others. Democrats were solidly opposed. ___ 10:45 a.m. President Donald Trump says, “we’ll see what happens,” in response to a question about what happens if the vote on the Republican-backed health care bill fails in the House. Trump is offering his support for House Speaker Paul Ryan at a White House event announcing the presidential permit about the Keystone XL pipeline. Asked if Ryan should remain as speaker if the bill fails, Trump says, “Yes.” The administration is trying to steer a GOP-backed health care bill through the House. The White House and Republican leaders say the vote will be tight and it’s unclear if the legislation will pass. ___ 8:40 a.m. President Donald Trump is telling lawmakers who oppose abortion that a vote against the health care bill would favor Planned Parenthood. The president tweeted Friday, “the irony is that the Freedom Caucus, which is very pro-life and against Planned Parenthood, allows P.P. to continue if they stop this plan!” In a bid to coax support from conservatives, House leaders proposed a fresh amendment repealing Obama’s requirement that insurers cover 10 specified services like maternity and mental health care. Lawmakers will vote later Friday. Conservatives have demanded the removal of those and other conditions the law imposes on insurers, arguing they drive up premiums. The president met with members of the Freedom Caucus Thursday in an effort to win them over. But the vote was postponed after administration officials fell short. ___ 8:25 a.m. President Donald Trump is endorsing the Republican proposal on health care as “a great plan,” ahead of a make-or-break vote in the House. The president tweeted Friday that “After seven horrible years of ObamaCare (skyrocketing premiums & deductibles, bad healthcare), this is finally your chance for a great plan!” The vote had been scheduled for late Thursday but was postponed after administration officials failed to convince skeptical conservative Republicans to support the bill. Trump claimed he was finished negotiating with GOP holdouts and determined to pursue the rest of his agenda, win or lose. Barring any further delays, the vote is expected to take place later Friday. __ 7:50 a.m. White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney says he has “a lot of confidence” in President Donald Trump’s ability to salvage a congressional Republican health care plan, but warns that Trump “also wants to move on” if the deal collapses. Mulvaney said Friday on ABC’s “Good Morning America” of the president: “He’s a tremendous closer. I wouldn’t count him out.” Mulvaney delivered a similar message to House Republicans Thursday night, warning that Trump would turn to other priorities such as a tax overhaul if the health plan pushed by House Speaker Paul Ryan is rejected by rebels in his own party. Mulvaney also rejected a new Congressional Budget Office analysis that warns the latest health plan version would reduce cost savings by $200 billion. “The CBO score is just wrong on that,” Mulvaney said. ___ 7:55 a.m. A lack of women in a photo of negotiations over the GOP health care bill that was tweeted out by Vice President Mike Pence is drawing criticism from Democrats. The photo shows Pence at the center of a conference table during negotiations with the House Freedom Caucus. About two dozen men can be seen in the photo and not a single woman. Washington U.S. Sen. Patty Murray drew attention to the absence of women in the room by retweeting the photo and sarcastically adding, “A rare look inside the GOP’s women’s health caucus.” A repeal of a maternity care requirement is among the concessions the Freedom Caucus is demanding in exchange for support of the bill.last_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Friday August 14

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: go behind the statistics of violence and homicide in Baltimore and hear the harrowing story of a young woman nearly killed during a home invasion. Plus, members of the “300 Men Movement,” join us to talk about their march on Sunday from Baltimore to D.C. And our recurring guests, Roberto Alejandro of the AFRO and Stephen Janis and Taya Graham of The Real News Network review the top news stories of the week. It’s all coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img