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Growing list of test-optional schools sheds light on SAT/ACT validity, barriers to entry

first_img Previous articleMaking a list and checking it twice: SGA’s budget for Christmas tree lightingsNext articleTCU volleyball advances to the NIVC Sweet 16 with sweep over Wyoming Kayley Ryan RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Linkedin 10th-annual Frogstock features student-led music printTCU junior Eric Garza (Photo courtesy of Eric Garza)First-generation TCU student Eric Garza didn’t figure out what “SAT” stood for until his late sophomore and early junior years of high school.“But I quickly learned that the SAT was the most critical determinant of where I would be able to go to college,” he wrote in an emailed response to an interview.Seventy-eight percent of colleges in the U.S. require the SAT or ACT, according to the National Association for College Admission Counseling.But an ongoing debate about the validity of test scores and economic barriers for first-generation or low-income students has many colleges dropping those requirements.Since Bowdoin College, a private university, sparked the movement in 1969, more than 980 universities across the U.S. have dropped standardized-testing requirements or de-emphasized the tests in their admission process.High school students who graduate in May 2018 already have 14 more test-optional colleges to choose from than the class of 2017 did before them, according to the National Center for Fair and Open Testing.TCU is not considering dropping its SAT or ACT testing requirements.“You’ll hear certain people ask about it, but before we would ever do that–I’m not opposed to that idea necessarily–we would have to go through many layers of scrutiny, not the least of whom is Chancellor Boschini,” TCU Dean of Admission Heath Einstein said.Einstein said his office judges test scores less heavily than a student’s high school GPA.If high school performance is relatively equal, he said slightly higher test scores reveal students’ economic opportunity more than they reveal their academic ability.“The single most important factor in predicting student success in the SAT or ACT is family income,” Einstein said, pointing to College Board data from previous years that shows a straight-line correlation between higher family income and higher SAT test scores.College Board 2016 DataVenngage InfographicsThe College Board said it did not release household income data in 2016 after an increasing number of constituents asked to stop including family income in order to protect student information.Validity ArgumentThe College Board, which is the governing body of the SAT, wrote in an emailed statement that it looks at how accurately the SAT will predict students’ performance in their first year of college.The College Board added the SAT shouldn’t be used by itself, nor should high school GPA.“High school grades aren’t objective measures—they’re subject to variables like school demographics, teacher discretion, and state and district standards,” wrote Jaslee Carayol, associate director of media relations for the College Board. “And they’re increasing, subject to inflation.”But Einstein disagreed, saying universities that don’t require test scores are not at a disadvantage in how they’re able to judge the strength of a student’s high school.“I think that’s what the College Board and the ACT would like you to believe,” he said.Barriers to entryBob Schaeffer, the public education director of the National Center for Fair and Open Testing, said universities are going test-optional to remove barriers to entry for low-income students who have high GPAs.“They may be working after school instead of even getting an SAT prep book from the school library,” he said. “They don’t have time to study it.”Garza took the SAT three times, researched college requirements and arranged his own college tours.“My main challenge was just trying to figure out how to start and locating resources,” he wrote. “My parents didn’t go to college so they had no idea, but I certainly had their support. It took a lot of initiative, which I never lacked, but it was daunting.”Schaeffer said standardized tests are better indicators for naturally good test takers and students with more economic opportunity. (AP Photo)Schaeffer said test preparation tutoring centers are helpful for a few but end up widening the economic opportunity gap.“What well-to-do families do is that they send their kids to real high-end tutors who promise to boost scores significantly,” Schaeffer said. “There are tutors particularly in the big cities on the east and west coast who promise huge gains on the test for package prices in the $10,000 to $15,000 range.”He remembers when his son was in high school, “The message that you were given was that every other kid was taking test prep and you were putting your child at a disadvantage in an academic community outside Boston if you didn’t buy test prep for your own child.”The Cost of Testing PreparationJulie Lovett,  associate director of TCU Extended Education, said Extended Education offers an intensive four-day SAT or ACT course for $999.Lovett said while the cost of her program is high, the Upward Bound program at TCU paid for the service when students couldn’t afford it.Of a pool of about 25 students, at least 10 would come through Upward Bound, she said.“Everyone had the same goals, doing well on the SAT or ACT,” Lovett said. “Income wasn’t a part of it.”The Upward Bound program was paid for via a federal grant and was on campus for 49 years. A TCU Student Support Services spokesperson said the grant was not renewed this year, and no explanation was given.Lovett said she is aware of economic barriers to entry and is grateful for reforms like SAT fee waivers to help reduce the income gap in scoring.Top 10 Percent RuleIn Texas, public universities put more weight into class ranking than SAT scores because of HB 588, or the “top 10 percent rule,” which guarantees admission for students in the top 10 percent of their class. (The University of Texas at Austin is an exception, now only admitting the top 6 percent.)Schaeffer said the top 10 percent rule and other test-optional policies across the U.S. are better indicators of a student’s performance than standardized tests like the SAT.“[The top 10 percent policy] looks at real merit, which is how well you perform in school, rather than at how well you fill in bubbles on one Saturday morning,” Schaeffer said.The law, signed in 1997, applies only to state-funded, not private, universities.But private universities in Texas have also adopted the policy: the most recent was Austin College in fall 2016.A full list of universities that are either test-optional or follow the top 10 percent rule are shown on the map below.Measure of “grit”High school counselors in Fort Worth say a single testing score isn’t designed to measure a student’s “grit.”Chris Gann, who oversees testing coordination at Paschal High School, was formerly a counselor who saw a handful of students who weren’t naturally good test-takers but performed well in school.“I think it’s hard to measure factors like grit, perseverance, determination, which obviously go into that equation,” Gann said.Gann said the SAT does help “give universities a baseline of the potential of a student to perform.”At Arlington Heights High School, counselor Pat Richardson said some students don’t test well, so standardized tests shouldn’t be the “end-all, be-all.”She said colleges should not just consider high school GPA but also the difficulty level of the courses students take in high school.Kristin Larsen, director of counseling at Fort Worth Country Day School, said test scores are not needed to judge a school’s academic rigor.She said high school rank should also not be the only measure of success because it excludes students from non-ranking high schools, including her own.Some of her students have taken advantage of the test-optional opportunity more colleges are offering now, she said.“If you are a student where testing is not your forte, at least there’s an option to show the strength of your curriculum and the coursework experience that you’ve had, the grades you’ve made and the activities you’ve held to really kind of resonate more so than the test,” Larsen said.Combination of factorsEinstein points out a decorated guitar as a “freedom of expression” element students can submit to TCU. (Photo by Kayley Ryan)Einstein tells his admission staff to judge the quality of a student’s work by a combination of factors, including grades, curriculum strength of the high school and test scores.At TCU, the middle 50 percent of students enrolled score between 1160 and 1360 (critical reading and math) on the SAT.Einstein said those scores provide the first indicator of a student’s academic ability, but the core of what TCU admission looks at is high school work.“So let’s say I have 1200, and you have 1300,” he said. “Well, we both can do the work. Then the difference in testing really doesn’t come into play that much. It shouldn’t.”While there’s no formula for how TCU admission weighs different elements, high school performance is still key to predicting college performance in the first year, he said.“We could think you’re the greatest person in the world, you might have put together a fantastic ZeeMee profile (ZeeMee is an online portfolio that overviews a high school graduate’s activities and accomplishments), you might have a really artistic freedom of expression, you might have wowed us in your interview,” he said. “But if you’ve got D’s and F’s, you’re not going to get into TCU.”Addressing barriers to entry in test preparationThe College Board partnered with Khan Academy to offer free online test preparation, which coincided with its new SAT format administered in March 2016.Larsen praised the Khan Academy partnership as a step toward greater equality.“I think any time you have resources to prepare, then preparation is going to yield good results, but not everyone has access,” she said, adding, “Thank you, Khan Academy.”Richardson of Arlington Heights High School noted that many students may not have access to personal computers. Arlington Heights also offers free test preparation at the school.At Fort Worth Country Day School, students can access a free online testing preparation course.During lunch hours at Paschal High School, teachers give study sessions and tutorials. The school provides free transportation for students who don’t have test preparation materials at home.Test preparation materials are an added cost high school counselors look to offset for their students. (AP Photo)Outside of school, Paschal runs an SAT boot camp across four weeks in the summer that is open to students around the Fort Worth community, including homeschooled students.Gann said the camp does cost money, “but it is accessible for students that have financial need.”Beyond the monetary barrier, students who may have to work during the school year need a convenient time to prepare for the test, which Gann said he has tried to help with personally.“I know I’ve stayed after or come really early in the morning to meet some of these students to personally tutor them with SAT or ACT as well,” Gann said.At Fort Worth Country Day School, Larsen said she recognizes more work needs to be done to bridge the gap between low income and high scores.“I think standardized testing because it costs money, it can be a barrier, but for those who qualify for fee waivers, that’s tremendous that those students can be able to use them,” she said. “I have kids that have fee waivers. So, it’s not a private/public school kind of mentality.”Despite the barriers to entry and the increase in test-optional colleges, Larsen said she doesn’t see standardized tests going away anytime soon.“To me, it’s about are we being fair in the playing field of higher education and how can we, all sides of this profession, help these kids to feel like they have access to college,” she said. 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Suspect in custody following multi-hour man hunt along Forest Park Blvd

first_imgWorld Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Counseling available as TCU mourns a student’s death Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history + posts Twitter Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ Taylor Boser I am a senior journalism major from the great city of Chicago. Watching E! News while eating a Chipotle burrito is my favorite pastime. Go Cowboys! printThe man suspected of trying to gain entry into two residences and break into a vehicle is in custody, according to the Fort Worth Police Department (FWPD).“We want to thank the residents of that area for remaining vigilant and helped take this individual into custody,” Jimmy Pollozani, public information officer for FWPD, said.TCU students received an email from Fort Worth Sergeant Stephen Hall about an off-campus burglary Friday around 1 p.m. advising students to be on the look out for “a white male, about 5’05” tall, 30 to 35 years of age, bald or very short hair, black shorts, gray shirt and a blue hooded parka.  The subject has tattoos on his legs including one in that appears to be the State Texas.” Pollozani, however, described the man as “about 5’11”, approximately 200 pounds, goatee with a tattoo on his neck.”Police were dispatched to the location around noon and the FWPD special response team went door-to-door from Forest Park Boulevard and McCart Avenue doing a systematic search, according to Pollozani.One TCU student stood on McCart Avenue for the majority of the afternoon. “There were a bunch of helicopters and cop cars around and so I walked outside and then tried to walk down Forest Park to see what was happening,” Taylor Schickling, senior criminal justice and political science double major, said. “We’ve just been sitting here since like twelve o’clock talking to the officers.”Besides the email sent to TCU students around 1 p.m., no further updates were sent out. “I think they should be sending out updated texts,” Nolan Bagwell, senior business major, said. “I think a lot of people assume this is over now.” However, Schickling said that the email may not have helped. “I think it honestly like made people more scared when they send that stuff out,” Schickling said. “They have cop cars like all around the street and so like nothing’s going to happen.” Pollozani said there have been no injuries and no weapons seen. TCU students are reminded that if you see any suspicious activity around campus, call the FWPD at 911 or if on campus call TCU Police at 817-257-7777. Ash Wednesday marks start of Lentcenter_img Twitter Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ Facebook CASA of Tarrant County advocates for children in foster care Facebook Majority of faculty votes yes on DEI ballot ReddIt Previous articleEquestrian falls short in National SemifinalsNext articleMen’s tennis secures Big 12 regular season title with win over Baylor Taylor Boser RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ ReddIt Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/last_img read more

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Wikileaks hounded?

first_img RSF_en Organisation Reporters Without Borders condemns the blocking, cyber-attacks and political pressure being directed at cablegate.wikileaks.org, the website dedicated to the US diplomatic cables. The organization is also concerned by some of the extreme comments made by American authorities concerning WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange. News December 4, 2010 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Wikileaks hounded? Earlier this week, after the publishing several hundred of the 250.000 cables it says it has in its possession, WikiLeaks had to move its site from its servers in Sweden to servers in the United States controlled by online retailer Amazon. Amazon quickly came under pressure to stop hosting WikiLeaks from the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and its chairman, Sen. Joe Lieberman, in particular.After being ousted from Amazon, WikiLeaks found a refuge for part of its content with the French Internet company OVH. But French digital economy minister Eric Besson today said the French government was looking at ways to ban hosting of the site. WikiLeaks was also recently dropped by its domain name provider EveryDNS. Meanwhile, several countries well known for for their disregard of freedom of expression and information, including Thailand and China, have blocked access to cablegate.wikileaks.org.This is the first time we have seen an attempt at the international community level to censor a website dedicated to the principle of transparency. We are shocked to find countries such as France and the United States suddenly bringing their policies on freedom of expression into line with those of China. We point out that in France and the United States, it is up to the courts, not politicians, to decide whether or not a website should be closed.Meanwhile, two Republican senators, John Ensign and Scott Brown, and an independent Lieberman, have introduced a bill that would make it illegal to publish the names of U.S. military and intelligence agency informants. This could facilitate future prosecutions against WikiLeaks and its founder. But a criminal investigation is already under way and many U.S. politicians are calling vociferously for Assange’s arrest.Reporters Without Borders can only condemn this determination to hound Assange and reiterates its conviction that WikiLeaks has a right under the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment to publish these documents and is even playing a useful role by making them available to journalists and the greater public.We stress that any restriction on the freedom to disseminate this body of documents will affect the entire press, which has given detailed coverage to the information made available by WikiLeaks, with five leading international newspapers actively cooperating in preparing it for publication.Reporters Without Borders would also like to stress that it has always defended online freedom and the principle of “Net neutrality,” according to which Internet Service Providers and hosting companies should play no role in choosing the content that is placed online Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

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Pig n’Porter Festival count down is on

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email TAGSFestivalKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostLimerick Post ShowmusicPig ‘n’ PorterRugbytag rugby center_img Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash NewsSportOtherPig n’Porter Festival count down is onBy Meghann Scully – July 2, 2019 468 Twitter Linkedin Print The Launch of the Pig and Porter Tag Rugby Festival which takes place on the 13th of July in Old Crescent Rugby ClubMeghan Scully, Kevin Meade, Patrick McLoughney, Jim Fitzgerald, Mayor of Limerick, James Collins,Padraig Monaghan and Charlie O’Neill, President of Old Crescent Rugby Club at the Launch of the Pig and Porter Tag Rugby Festival which takes place on the 13th of July in Old Crescent Rugby ClubPicture brendan GleesonPig n’Porter is the largest tag rugby festival in Europe and is back bigger and better this year with teams from Ireland, the UK and this year South Africa.It kicks off on July 12th with live music and tag team registration. On Saturday it’s all about the tag rugby as teams take to the pitches in the Old Crescent Rugby Club and the University of Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up There is four divisions of tag rugby from prem to social leagues but that’s not all. One of the newest leagues added to the calendar is Super Social. It’s social tag rugby with a VIP twist. Play tag rugby on the main Old Crescent pitch while making use of the exclusive marquee where breakfast will be served on arrival with dinner and beverages available later in the day and it’s all complimentary.The Launch of the Pig and Porter Tag Rugby Festival which takes place on the 13th of July in Old Crescent Rugby ClubKevin Meade, Patrick McLoughney, Meghan Scully, Mayor of Limerick, James Collins and Padraig Monaghan, at the Launch of the Pig and Porter Tag Rugby Festival which takes place on the 13th of July in Old Crescent Rugby ClubPicture brendan GleesonWhile rugby is the main event, it’s not all that is happening and as one of the tag lines is ‘Not Just For Taggers’. Emma Langford kicks off proceedings with her biggest concert to date on the grounds of the rugby club on the Friday night.Speaking about the gig, Emma said she cannot wait for in which she will be accompanied by the band who worked on her album Quiet Giant with her.“It is an experience I want to create. It’s a really beautiful 700 seater marquee,” she said.The Launch of the Pig and Porter Tag Rugby Festival which takes place on the 13th of July in Old Crescent Rugby ClubPatrick McLoughney and Meghan Scully at the The Launch of the Pig and Porter Tag Rugby Festival which takes place on the 13th of July in Old Crescent Rugby ClubPicture Brendan GleesonOn Saturday, there will be live music, family friendly amusements, artisan food trucks and a bar available throughout the day. As night falls and the winning teams have collected silverware, the party kicks off with a DJ until the early hours.So whether you want to play tag or just want to join in the festivities head over to www.pignporter.com to get your tickets.Follow @pignporter on Twitter and Instagram @pignporter. Previous articleLimerick Post Show | Emma Langford performs Goodbye HawaiiNext articleEY matching Limerick city’s ambitious growth Meghann Scully Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

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Freddie Mac Completes Largest Deeply Delinquent Loan Sale Ever at $1.1 Billion

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post September 17, 2015 1,208 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Freddie Mac Completes Largest Deeply Delinquent Loan Sale Ever at $1.1 Billion Home / Daily Dose / Freddie Mac Completes Largest Deeply Delinquent Loan Sale Ever at $1.1 Billion Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Marketcenter_img Tagged with: Deeply Delinquent Loans Freddie Mac Non-Performing Loans Ocwen Financial The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Bill to Cap Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac CEOs’ Pay Passes in U.S. Senate Next: Experts Believe Single-Family Rental Market is Here to Stay The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Sign up for DS News Daily Freddie Mac announced on Wednesday its largest sale ever of deeply delinquent, non-performing loans from its mortgage investment portfolio, consisting of 5,208 loans serviced by Ocwen Financial with an unpaid principal balance (UPB) of approximately $1.1 billion.The sale was completed five days before the announcement (on September 11) and the transaction is expected to settle in October 2015. The sale is part of Freddie Mac’s Standard Pool Offerings (SPOs).The loans offered were delinquent by an average of three and a half years, meaning that the borrowers were likely previously evaluated for loss mitigation options or in some stage of loss mitigation or foreclosure, according to Freddie Mac. Approximately 33 percent of the aggregate pool balance consisted of loans that were modified and later became delinquent. The aggregate pool has a loan-to-value ratio of approximately 91.1 based on broker price opinion and is geographically diverse, according to Freddie Mac.The loans in this sale were offered in five different pools. The winners were as follows:Freddie Mac began marketing the transaction through its advisors on August 13 to potential bidders. As always, Freddie Mac encouraged participation from minority- and women-owned businesses (MWOBs), non-profits, neighborhood advocacy funds, and private investors in the bidding for this NPL sale. Advisors for the transaction were Credit Suisse, Wells Fargo Securities and First Financial Network, a woman-owned business.The FHFA, Freddie Mac’s conservator, requires all bidders to comply with the Agency’s enhanced requirements for NPL sales announced on March 2, which include approval by and good standing with government housing agencies (Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, Ginnie Mae, and the Federal Housing Administration); evaluating borrowers for eligibility in the government’s Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP); and applying a “waterfall” of resolution tactics before resorting to foreclosure.Freddie Mac’s last SPO sale of non-performing loans, which was completed on July 28, was comprised of 3,577 deeply delinquent loans with $591 million in UPB. Deeply Delinquent Loans Freddie Mac Non-Performing Loans Ocwen Financial 2015-09-17 Brian Honea Share Save Subscribelast_img read more

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No Government decision on increase to public transport fares

first_img WhatsApp No Government decision on increase to public transport fares By News Highland – May 17, 2013 Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Pinterest Google+ Previous articleNational Council for Special Education releases new reportNext articleChief Medical Officer: Risk to life of the mother could always be concern News Highland Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released The Transport Minister says no decisions been made on whether or not the public will face further price hikes on public transport.Reports today suggest that CIE will ask the National Transport Authority for a fare increase across bus and rail services.They are also looking to encourage people to use pre-paid tickets or Leap cards which are cheaper.But Leo Varadkar says there’s always a fares review at the end of the year but no hikes are set in stone:”The NTA…will make a decision at the end of the year as to whether fares should go up again” he said.”That happens every year – there’s no decisions made at this stage”.”One thing that the NTA has to take into account before agreeing a fare increase is the impact it will have on the number of passengers – because obviously if you increase fares too much less people use public transport, and that defeats the whole purpose” he added.center_img Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Pinterest Twitter Google+ Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week WhatsApp Newslast_img read more

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Appeal for information after masked gang attack car in Derry

first_imgHomepage BannerNews PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Police at Strand Road are appealing for information about an incident in which a group of men caused damage to a car.On Friday, March 4, two men were in a black Vauxhall Astra at Foyle Road when their route was blocked by another car, a dark Volkswagen Passat.Two men got out of the Passat and attacked the Astra. One of them had an iron bar or baseball bat, the other had a machete.The front passenger was about 6ft tall of a thin build and was wearing a snood covering his face and his hood was up. The rear drivers’ side passenger was shorter and wearing a blue hoody, scarf covering his face, hood up.The Astra driver managed move off, but the Passat followed the victim and the route taken was Foyle Road City bound, Lower Bennet Street, Abercorn Road, Lecky Flyover, Rossville Street, Great James Street, and Strand Road. The cars collided a number of times before the Astra driver was able to make his escape.If anyone is able to help the investigating officer identify the offending vehicle or its occupant please get in touch with Constable Catherine Connolly at Strand Road Police Station. The number to call is 101. Google+ Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleTen Neighbourhood Watch Schemes being launched in Letterkenny tonightNext articlePat the Cope Gallagher unsuccessful in Ceann Comhairle nomination bid admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released By admin – March 7, 2016 center_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter WhatsApp Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Facebook Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Appeal for information after masked gang attack car in Derry Twitter HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week last_img read more

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Major crackdown on speeding launched today

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Gardai have launched a crackdown on speeding to coincide with “Slow Down Day”, which got underway this morning.Inspector Michael Harrison of the Traffic Corps in Donegal says as well as a full complement of GoSafe vans, extra garda patrols are also being deployed today.Earlier this week, gardai say one man was detected doing 190km per hour on the N15 Cloughfin/Castlefinn road in Donegal, a 100kph zone.Inspector Michael Harrison says that’s nothing short of lunacy……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/mharris1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Google+ Twitter Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Major crackdown on speeding launched today 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North center_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articleAGSI work to rule gets underway as talks continueNext articleMark H.Durkan says mental services in Northern Ireland are “criminally underfunded” admin WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest By admin – October 21, 2016 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Harkin tells young people from Connaught Ulster- “You can rule the world”

first_img Pinterest Google+ Previous articleDrug-Driving campaigner welcomes progress, but says resources remain a key concernNext articleDistrict Judge hits out at “inaccurate, unbalanced and incomplete” reporting admin Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Meanwhile, delegates at a European Youth Parliament event in Castlebar at the weekend were told by Midlands North West MEP Marian Harkin that someone has to rule the world, and it might as well be them.Ms Harkin paid tribute to Donegal Youth Council and other bodies which promote political interest in young people, telling them there is nothing special about politicians……….. 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Pinterest Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Google+ By admin – November 23, 2015 Facebook This Wenesday is the deadline for registering to vote in the upcoming General Election.The National Youth Council of Ireland is encouraging young people to register to vote for the first time – and reminding people to make sure they’re able to vote by visiting Check-the-register-DOT-ie.Almost 60-thousand young people have turned 18 since last year and will be eligible to vote for the first time. Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/mharkyoungpoliticians.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Harkin tells young people from Connaught Ulster- “You can rule the world” Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Covid-19: People in North asked to redouble their efforts

first_img Covid-19: People in North asked to redouble their efforts DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford People in the North are being asked to redouble their efforts to curb the spread of Covid 19.The Northern Ireland Executive met last yesterday to discuss a plan to implement the phased lifting of restrictions from November 13th, but no decisions were taken.First Minister Arlene Foster says while there are some welcome trends, the numbers testing positive remain high, and people need to continue to adhere to the public health advice.She says announcements will be made as quickly as possible………….Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/foster7am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebookcenter_img Twitter By News Highland – November 6, 2020 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Previous articleFull six weeks of level 5 will be ‘necessary’Next articleEmergency services at scene of car fire in Inishowen News Highland WhatsApp Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 last_img read more

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