Donegal Chairman of Labour becomes the latest member to quit the party

first_img Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleTwo men in court on charges linked to the death of Constable Philipa ReynoldsNext articlePlans progressing well on new community alert system for parts of Letterkenny News Highland The Chairman of the Labour Party in Donegal has confirmed to Highland Radio News that he has quit the party.Peter Cutliffe told Highland Radio last month that he was considering his position claiming he no longer felt the Labour party represented the people.He was also upset after it emerged Senator Jimmy Harte’s wife had put herself forward to run for the Labour party in next years local elections.His departure follows that of former Mayor, Cllr Frank McBrearty early in October.Peter Cutliffe says he feels he couldn’t have run for Labour in the local elections:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/pcut530.mp3[/podcast] By News Highland – November 7, 2013 Twittercenter_img Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp News Donegal Chairman of Labour becomes the latest member to quit the party Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

High-time resolution conjugate SuperDARN radar observations of the dayside convection response to changes in IMF By

first_imgWe present data from conjugate SuperDARN radars describing the high-latitude ionosphere’s response to changes in the direction of IMF By during a period of steady IMF Bz southward and Bx positive. During this interval, the radars were operating in a special mode which gave high-time resolution data (30 s sampling period) on three adjacent beams with a full scan every 3 min. The location of the radars around magnetic local noon at the time of the event allowed detailed observations of the variations in the ionospheric convection patterns close to the cusp region as IMF By varied. A significant time delay was observed in the ionospheric response to the IMF By changes between the two hemispheres. This is explained as being partially a consequence of the location of the dominant merging region on the magnetopause, which is ~8-12RE closer to the northern ionosphere than to the southern ionosphere (along the magnetic field line) due to the dipole tilt of the magnetosphere and the orientation of the IMF. This interpretation supports the anti-parallel merging hypothesis and highlights the importance of the IMF Bx component in solar wind-magnetosphere coupling.last_img read more

Walt Disney restructures entertainment businesses to boost streaming

first_imgDisney Chief Executive Bob Chapek, in an interview with CNBC, said the company is planning to increase investments in content but he did not say if it was prepared to cut its dividend to finance the strategy.“Managing content creation distinct from distribution will allow us to be more effective and nimble in making the content consumers want most, delivered in the way they prefer to consume it,” Chapek, who took the company’s top job in February, said in a separate statement.In a statement on Monday, Loeb welcomed Disney’s revamp of its media and entertainment structure.“We are pleased to see that Disney is focused on the same opportunity that makes us such enthusiastic shareholders: investing heavily in the (direct-to-consumer) business, positioning Disney to thrive in the next era of entertainment,” Loeb said.Under the changes, Disney’s studios, general entertainment and sports business would come under one division while distribution and commercialization would fall under a separate global unit.Disney said its creative teams would develop and produce programming for streaming and traditional platforms, and the distribution group would decide where customers would see it.Chapek told CNBC there would be layoffs as a result of “centralization” of functions but did not say how many.Kareem Daniel, formerly president of consumer products, games and publishing, will oversee Disney’s new media and entertainment distribution group, the company said.Alan Horn and Alan Bergman will continue to head Disney’s studio operations, which will manage programming from big franchises including Marvel, Star Wars, Disney animation and Pixar. Peter Rice will run general entertainment programming and Jimmy Pitaro will oversee sports.AT&T, which debuted the HBO Max streaming service in May, reorganized in August to combine its film and TV operations under one studio head to better compete in the streaming media wars.Disney said it would hold an investor day on Dec. 10 to provide more information about its strategy.Topics : Disney shares rose nearly 5 percent in after-hours trading to US$130.76.The media and theme parks company launched the Disney+ streaming service in November 2019. It has exceeded its own targets by drawing more than 100 million streaming customers worldwide to Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+.Streaming pioneer Netflix Inc boasts 193 million, but has built that customer base over the 13 years.Loeb had argued that Disney needed to cut its dividend to increase spending on new TV shows and movies to sign up new customers more quickly. Walt Disney Co said on Monday it had restructured its media and entertainment businesses to accelerate growth of Disney+ and other streaming services as consumers increasingly gravitate to digital viewing.Under the reorganization, Disney will separate the development and production of programming from distribution to be more responsive to consumer demands.The move came days after activist investor Daniel Loeb of hedge fund Third Point urged Disney to forgo a dividend payment and double its programming investment in streaming.last_img read more

Ella White Elementary fifth-graders adopt Sytek Park

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena — Fifth-graders from Ella White Elementary had a busy afternoon over at Arthur E. Sytek Park in Alpena on Tuesday morning.The children adopted the park to help make enhancements and learn about the nature that inhabits this ecosystem. Students wrote in nature journals about what they saw, examined the different animals and plants, collected trash, and took water samples to be analyzed.“It’s great to see the curiosity in the students eyes,” said NEMIGLIS Network Coordinator Meag Schwartz. “They just have a sense of wonder and, they really appreciate the natural beauty here.”The project created in partnership with the Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewarship Intiative (NEMIGLIS) and Huron Pines AmeriCorps helps the kids become better environmental stewards in the area. It teaches them to be aware of their surroundings and conscious about issues facing the environment.“The fact that I get to go into nature and, I’m never really out in nature a lot,” said Student Tanner Male-King.The students will go over their observations to find out small projects in order to help enhance Sytek Park. They have some ideas already in mind, including repair of a broken dock. They have also identified other issues where action needs to take place.“There is all of these fishing lines from people just throwing them on the ground because there is no trash cans on the trail and, we just need to fix that,” said Student Gavin Phillips.To learn more about NEMIGLIS and Huron Pines AmeriCorp, visit these websites   https://huronpines.org/americorps/ and http://www.nemiglsi.orgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: alpena, ella white elementary, Environment, Fifth-grade, Huron Pines AmeriCorp, NEMIGLIS, Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Intiative, Students, Sytek ParkContinue ReadingPrevious Michigan State Police troopers teach first-graders valuable safety tipsNext What’s Trending on October 10last_img read more