Post Masters protest in Dublin as contract talks break down

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Post Masters protest in Dublin as contract talks break down Facebook Google+ By News Highland – July 19, 2017 Previous article5 people waiting for a bed at LUHNext articleAnimals In Need appeal to people in Donegal for help as charity faces crisis News Highland An Post has been warned the country’s post office network could face collapse.The warning comes from the Irish Post Masters’ Union after its talks with the company on a new contract broke down.The Union is calling for a better deal from the company, including the right to offer more services.Post Masters are holding a protest outside the Department of Communications this afternoon, but they didn’t receive a warm welcome.The Donegal Representative on the IPU executive is Breid Gallagher, she spoke to Greg Hughes………….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twittercenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

McCain colleague says senator ‘sounding strong’ post-surgery

first_img Published: July 17, 2017 8:52 PM EDT Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. McCain colleague says senator ‘sounding strong’ post-surgery WASHINGTON (AP) Arizona Sen. John McCain is “sounding strong” as he recovers from surgery to remove a blood clot above his eye, his closest Republican colleague in the Senate said Monday.“They found the spot and it looks like everything is going to be A-OK,” South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham told reporters after speaking to McCain. “He wants to come back so bad he can’t stand it. I think they won’t let him fly for a week. But I think he would walk back if they would let him.”McCain, 80, underwent surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona last Friday. Doctors said the senator had a “minimally invasive” procedure to remove the nearly 2-inch (5-centimeter) clot and that the surgery went “very well.”McCain was recuperating at his home in Arizona. Pathology reports on the clot were expected in the next several days.The surgery forced Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to delay a vote on the Republican health care bill, another setback for the effort to repeal and replace Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. In a Senate divided 52-48 between Republicans and Democrats, McConnell can lose no more than two votes and still prevail.Other senators said they spoke to McCain, and President Donald Trump wished him a speedy recovery.“We hope John McCain gets better very soon. Because we miss him. He’s a crusty voice in Washington. Plus we need his vote,” Trump said at a trade event.McConnell, who spoke to McCain, called him a “tough guy.”But the response on Twitter from a committeewoman with the Republican National Committee prompted condemnation from the organization.The RNC assailed a member who shared a social media post encouraging McCain to “just die already.”The message came Monday from Republican national committeewoman Diana Orrock of Nevada. Orrock tweeted, “Amen,” in response to another Twitter user who had written, “Please Just (expletive) Die Already” above the hashtag “JohnMcCain”.Republican National Committee spokesman Ryan Mahoney called Orrock’s tweet “extremely inappropriate.”“Senator McCain is a hero who made countless sacrifices on behalf of all Americans. We look forward to his speedy recovery so he can return to the Senate and the work of the American people,” Mahoney said.McCain, a former Navy pilot who was shot down over Vietnam and spent 5½ years as a prisoner of war, was the GOP’s presidential nominee in 2008.Orrock deleted the tweet after it attracted media coverage. She did not respond to a voicemail or a text message seeking comment.Meanwhile, the Senate panel that McCain leads will press ahead with its business this week. The Armed Services Committee says Republican Senator James Inhofe will act as chairman during McCain’s absence. Inhofe, who is from Oklahoma, is a longtime member of the panel and runs the subcommittee on military readiness and management support.The committee meets Tuesday to consider the nomination of Air Force Gen. Paul Selva to serve a second term as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Related Articles:McCain surgery for blood clot could complicate Senate voteMcCain emerges as Trump’s top Republican nemesis in Congress Author: Associated Press SHARElast_img read more

Argos Score Conference Road Win At North Alabama

first_img Preview FLORENCE, Ala. – UWF volleyball scored a major early-season road win 3-1 Friday at North Alabama. The Argos (10-4, 2-0 GSC) got another solid performance from reigning GSC Offensive Player of the Week Rachel Neblett, who finished with 18 kills and hit .484 for the match. Nadine Williams also turned in a standout night, registering 17 digs and 7 kills as UWF handed preseason GSC top seed UNA (11-3, 1-1 GSC) its first conference loss. The win was the seventh in a row for the Argos.UWF came ready to play, running away with the evening’s opening set 25-13. UNA went up 4-3 early but a 7-1 run by the Argos propelled the team to a lead that it would not relinquish. After building a 14-10 advantage, UWF closed on an 11-3 run to go up 1-0. Neblett led the charge, posting eight kills and one service ace while getting in on four blocks. Neblett would finish the match as part of eight blocks, and the Argos posted eleven official blocks as a team.Jordyn Poppen got in on the action in a tighter second set, putting up seven kills in a down-to-the-wire effort that stood tied at 23 before two late attack errors by UNA helped UWF clinch it 25-23. Taylor Hall finished with four kills in the set and got in on a final block with Neblett to help ice the set.UNA battled back in front of their 606 home fans at Flowers Hall to take the third set 25-18. UNA would be led in the match Jessica Austin and Lexie Bradley, who combined for 25 kills. UWF raced out to an 8-5 lead in the third before a Lions run stole the advantage. UWF narrowed the gap to as close as 19-17 before a final 6-1 surge by the home team made the match 2-1.In the 4th, it was UNA that raced to an 8-5 lead before a rally by UWF helped to finish off the match. Williams keyed the turnaround with two kills in the middle of the set, and the Argos turned a tight early set into a runaway victory. Three straight kills by Caleigh Morrison essentially put it away at 23-12 before the Argos cruised to a 25-15 win.The Argos enjoyed six service aces in the match vs. just three for UNA. Poppen totaled nine kills, eight digs and one service ace. Hall had six kills and three digs. Monique StCyr finished with thirty-three assists, six digs and two kills. Sarah Hayman had eight digs, and Logan Kael had nine plus two assists.The Argos return to action Saturday, September 23rd at the Alabama Huntsville. Start time in Huntsville is slated for 1:00 pm. Live stats and video for the match are available. Full Schedule Roster #ARGOS#Print Friendly Version Live Statscenter_img Next Game: Watch Live at Alabama Huntsville 9/23/2017 – 1:00 PMlast_img read more