NI minister wants 1,000 new Irish language speakers by 2015

first_img WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic The North’s Culture Minister Carál Ní Chuilín is in Derry this evening for the North West launch of the Líofa project, which it’s intended will create over 1,000 new Irish language speakers within the four years.Ms Ní Chuilín says her aim is that at least 1,000 people, including herself, should have gained the Fainne by 2015.Speaking ahead of her visit this evening, the minister says she’s expecting considerable success in Derry, particularly with the Donegal Gaeltacht next door.Ms Ni Chuilín says there’s been significant interest already…….[podcast][/podcast] Facebook Twitter Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Pinterest Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleOmagh earmarked for jobs in proposed NI Health Adminstration shake upNext articleFund-raising drive launched to save Strabane mans life News Highland By News Highland – December 7, 2011 NI minister wants 1,000 new Irish language speakers by 2015 HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week News Pinterest Facebook PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal last_img read more

Homeless man at the center of $400K GoFundMe scandal arrested: Report

first_imgABC News(PHILADELPHIA) — The homeless man at the center of a GoFundMe scandal that raised more than $400,000 in his name has been arrested in Philadelphia, according to reports.Johnny Bobbitt, 34, who allegedly conspired with former couple Kate McClure, 28, and Mark D’Amico, 39, to create a heartwarming story that would inspire thousands of well wishers to donate money to their cause, was arrested Wednesday. A New Jersey judge issued a warrant for Bobbitt’s arrest when he failed to attend a mandatory court appearance in Burlington County, New Jersey, on Tuesday, ABC New York station WABC-TV reported.The Burlington County prosecutor’s office will begin extradition proceedings to bring Bobbitt to New Jersey, according to WABC-TV.McClure and D’Amico allegedly met Bobbitt at a Philadelphia casino in 2017, about a month before the ill-fated GoFundMe campaign was created in November of that year, claiming that Bobbitt gave his last $20 to McClure when she ran out of gas on a Philadelphia highway.Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced in November that the story, intended to tug at the hearts and wallets of Americans, was “predicated on a lie.”Bobbitt, D’Amico and McClure were all charged with second-degree theft by deception and conspiracy to commit theft by deception, according to prosecutors.McClure’s attorney told ABC News in November that she was duped as well, adding that McClure took part in the fabrication to help Bobbitt. D’Amico’s attorney did not return requests for comment after the charges were filed.ABC News could not immediately reach a representative for Bobbitt for comment about his latest arrest.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Baskins Criticize Tiger King Series as Spotlight Shifts to Carole

first_img(Tampa, FL) — One of the women featured in a popular Netflix series, Carole Baskin of Tampa, feels betrayed by the show’s producers.Carole Baskin and her third husband, Howard, run Big Cat Rescue in Hillsborough County, Florida which cares for wild animals that have been abused. She’s also one of the main personalities in Tiger King, but she says she was misled as to what the series would be about. She says she was led to believe the show would be about the dangers tigers face from wildlife traders, like the show’s star, Joe Exotic.Instead, she says the series has missed the point, and it has ignored the abuse tiger cubs face. Also, the show shifted attention to the 1997 disappearance of her second husband Don Lewis. Many people believe that he was murdered, and that Carole was allegedly involved. His own children believe Baskin fed their dead father to the Tigers.Baskin says she is also worried the popularity of the series will lead to more tigers being exploited. Her husband tells the Tampa Bay Times there’s almost no way to describe the intensity of the feeling of betrayal. Listen to Full Rigor Podcast on the disappearance and possible murder of Carole Baskin’s second husband, Don Lewis, here.last_img read more