Political pathfinder Evelyn Gandy dies

first_imgJACKSON, Miss. – Former Mississippi Lt. Gov. Evelyn Gandy, the only woman elected to three statewide offices in Mississippi, has died after a lengthy illness. She was 87. Gandy died around 9 p.m. Sunday at her home outside Hattiesburg, said Carroll Ingram, a law partner of Gandy’s. Gandy had suffered from progressive supranuclear palsy, a disease similar to Parkinson’s disease, Ingram said. Gandy’s body will lie in the state Capitol on Thursday morning, and a memorial service will be held there later that day, said James Winstead of Hewlett Winstead Funeral Home in Hattiesburg. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonThe funeral will be Friday. “Evelyn Gandy was a pathfinder in Mississippi,” said Gov. Haley Barbour. “She broke the glass ceiling for women in politics and government, and did it with dignity and calm effectiveness.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Listen: Sean McVeigh and Donegal hurlers targeting a ‘bounce back’ in 2020

first_imgDONEGAL HURLER Sean McVeigh is aiming to make 2020 a ‘bounce back’ year for the Tir Chonaill men.Having been relegated in the League and dropping back to Nicky Rackard Cup level following a first-ever experience of the Christy Ring competition in 2019, McVeigh says Donegal are looking to right some wrongs next year. “It’s a tough learning curve,” McVeigh told Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub at the launch of the new Donegal jersey this week.  “You find those things out the hard way. We are in Division 3 and the Nicky Rackard now and we have to do what we can to get up again.”Donegal won promotion in 2018 and went on to clinch the Nicky Rackard Cup for the second time. However, they dropped back again this year. McVeigh said: “When you look at it coldly, we were relegated in both competitions. As good as performances were on a lot of occasions, we’re down and we really have to try to put that right.“We brought a lot of young lads through. It just didn’t go our way even though we had put ourselves into a lot of winning positions.” Listen to the full interview below …Listen: Sean McVeigh and Donegal hurlers targeting a ‘bounce back’ in 2020 was last modified: November 19th, 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:Christy Ring CupDonegal HurlingletterkennyNICKY RACKARD CUPSEAN MCVEIGHlast_img read more

Juventus stars Ronaldo and Ramsey join forces with 10bet for new advert

first_img*This article has been sponsored by 10bet, the official betting partner of Juventus Cristiano Ronaldo is used to raising his hand, signalling his five Champions League successes.Now, though, in a new advert for 10bet, the official betting partner of Juventus, he’s got both hands in the air.No stranger to assists as well as hitting the back of the net – he recently scored his 700th career goal, Ronaldo, along with team-mates Aaron Ramsey, Gonzalo Higuain, Sami Khedira and Blaise Matuidi are showcasing the show stopping new partnership with the one of the world’s fastest-growing online sports betting brands. Who knows, maybe this will be the lucky charm and Juventus will finally end their long wait to make it three European Cup wins and a first since 1996.The club have won the trophy twice, the first triumph coming in 1985 and have been runners-up on seven occasions, while Ronaldo has been lucky enough to be on the winning team five times, the first coming in 2008 with Manchester United.In addition, he is the top scoring player in the competition’s history with 127 goals and counting.Right now Italy’s reigning champions are 12/1 with 10bet to go on and win the famous trophy and with a squad packed full of stars, a betting man would say they stand a real chance having sailed through their qualifying group.Ramsey, meanwhile, will be hoping to enjoy success on the continent now he has left Arsenal for Italy’s most famous club.The midfielder was snapped up for free in the summer and joins a side with plenty of competition in the engine room with Adrien Rabiot, Miralem Pjanic and Matuidi to name a few.He is slowly integrating himself into manager Maurizio Sarri’s plans, having fought off initial injury problems and has scored two goals for the club so far, playing in a more advanced midfield role – at the tip of the diamond.center_img 1last_img read more

Evening Crash Near Dale Claims a Life

first_imgA crash Thursday evening just north of Dale claimed the life of a driver. Troopers report that around 7:18 P.M. (Central time), a 1994 Subaru Legacy had stopped along the southbound shoulder of US 231, just north of County Road 2250 North. The driver of the Subaru attempted to pull back into traffic, cross the southbound lanes of US 231, and travel east on CR 2250 N. At the same time, a 2006 Peterbilt tractor-trailer, driven by David Wolfkiel, 66, Owensboro, KY, was traveling southbound.Wolfkiel attempted to change from the driving lane to the passing lane, but was unable to avoid the crash, striking the Subaru at a right angle and pushing it into the median.The driver of the Subaru was pronounced dead at the scene. Wolfkiel had a complaint of pain to a leg but was treated at the scene and released.The name of the deceased is being withheld until family is notified.Indiana State Police were assisted at the scene by the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department, Dale and Santa Claus Police Departments, Carter Township Fire Department, Spencer County EMS and Coroner.last_img read more

Ashcroft the matchwinner again as Finn Harps beat Bohs

first_imgFinn Harps winning momentum in the SSE Airtricity Leauge Premier Division continued on Friday night at Finn Park as another Harry Ashcroft (pictured) matchwinner gave the home side a 1-0 against Bohemians at Finn Park.The Australian scored the winner against Derry City the previous weekend, and he did likewise here in the 8th minute of the game to give Ollie Horgan’s side all three points.Bohemians were out-of-sorts on the night but that should not take away from the Harps performance. The Donegal club have now won four of their last six league matches.They move six points clear of bottom-of-the-table UCD who lost 3-1 at home to Derry City on Friday.View the latest SSE Airtricity League standings here.last_img

R827bn infrastructure funding ‘in place’

first_img27 February 2013 Financing of R827-billion for South Africa’s infrastructure projects over the next three years, to be drawn from the fiscus and state-owned enterprises, is in place, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Presenting his 2013 Budget Speech in Parliament in Cape Town on Wednesday, Gordhan said financing for the country’s infrastructure projects was not affected by the spending cuts in the Budget.Schools, hospitals, clinics, dams, electricity… The government had spent R642-billion on infrastructure over the last three years. Of the R827-billion to be spent over the next three years, R430-billion would come from the fiscus, and R400-billion would be drawn from Eskom, Transnet and other state- owned enterprises, Gordhan said. The R430-billion from the fiscus has been allocated to build schools, hospitals, clinics, dams, lay out water and sanitation projects, expand electricity networks and supply electricity to over a million new homes, build more courtrooms and prisons and construct better bus, commuter rail and road links. Most of the spending falls under provinces and municipalities. Funding R400-billion from state-owned enterprises would be drawn from their respective balance sheets and from additional borrowing over the next three years, backed by guarantees from the National Treasury. This would fund the ongoing building of power stations and the rolling out of new electricity transmission lines, as well as new rail, ports, pipelines, water-transfer schemes and various airport upgrades. Gordhan that said though some agencies and departments had struggled to spend their full infrastructure budgets, particularly as funding levels had increased, progress was being made. “Records show that government’s ability to spend has been steadily rising from year to year, but it is not yet fast enough,” he said.R3.6-trillion in projects on the table The Budget Review points out that R3.6-trillion in major infrastructure projects are in progress or under consideration. Ongoing programmes or construction on new projects accounts for almost a quarter of the total expenditure, with most of this being spent on new power generation projects (R537-billion), transport (R151-billion), new schools (R52-billion), hospitals and clinics (R37-billion), and dams and pipelines (R35-billion). Several private-sector projects are also contained in the government’s Strategic Infrastructure Projects, bringing the total value of projects to over R4-trillion. South African public and private-sector capital spending increased in real terms by 4.3 percent and 4.6 percent respectively in 2011 and by 11.1 percent and 4.3 percent in the first three quarters of 2012. However, as a percentage of GDP, capital spending has not yet recovered to the level reached in 2008, before the onset of the global financial crisis. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Juventus defender Dani Alves fractures leg during Genoa clash

first_imgJuventus full back Dani Alves fractured his leg during Sunday’s Serie A match against Genoa, the Italian champions said on their website.Brazilian Alves, 33, moved to Italian champions Juve this term on a two-year contract after eight seasons with Barcelona.Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci was substituted due to a thigh injury during the 3-1 loss at Genoa and will undergo tests to determine the extent of the problem.Juve, bidding for a sixth Serie A title in a row, lead the standings by four points from AS Roma and AC Milan.last_img

Filson Expands into Watches

first_img1. Filson Watches 2. Mackinaw Field series 3. Journeyman series The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men The Best Watches Under $1,000, From Classic to Sporty 12 Best Seiko Watches for Men, From Flashy to Functional Seattle-based outdoor heritage brand Filson is having a moment and we couldn’t be more excited for it. Not done with being the coolest kid on the outdoor heritage block—remember those camera bags that made you want to go old school and ditch the camera phone and that limited-edition AEV Brute Double Cab truck?—the company has just unveiled its first-ever collection of watches.True to form, Filson chose to collaborate with a company known for its high-caliber work—Shinola, one of our own favorite homegrown brands recently profiled here. Yet perhaps what makes this launch more notable is its breadth: two case designs and 25 styles. The Mackinaw Field 43mm design series comprises three-hand and chronograph styles, while the Journeyman 44mm design series comes as GMT and chronographs with a rotating world timer feature. All styles, powered by Shinola’s Argonite movement, are rated 20 ATM with a screw-down crown and anti-reflective coated, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. Bringing it home are straps made with bridle leather and dry tin cloth. (Filson also offers a variety of straps in nylon, rubber and luxurious Horween leather.)The watches are expected to retail between $600 and $1,100 through Filson stores, Filson.com and select retailers in March, but you can already get a jump on the collection here. That said, we’re also keeping an eye out for two rubber strap style additions to the Journeyman series coming in April. Consider them the perfect accessory to next season’s denim everything craze.center_img Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men Shinola’s New Detrola Watch Collection Is As Modern As It Is Colorful Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more