The Skiff: March 28, 2019

first_imgThe Skiff: Dec. 5, 2019 Facebook Linkedin The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ Life in Fort Worth The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ + posts The Skiff ReddIt ReddIt Facebook The Skiff: Nov. 14, 2019 Linkedincenter_img The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ The Skiff by TCU360TCU Box 298050Fort Worth, TX [email protected] The Skiff: Nov. 7, 2019 printFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infoVolume 117, Issue 24: A spectrum of entertainment as a campus organization puts on a drag performance to over 350 attendees. Also: faculty votes on whether or not to include DEI in core curriculum, a rail station in Fort Worth is set to expand and both men’s and women’s basketball teams make it to the third rounds of NIT and WNIT. Twitter Twitter A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025 The Skiff: Nov. 21, 2019 Previous articleFriends, family motivate L.J. Collier to NFL Draft potentialNext articleListen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 9 The Skiff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Suspend water charges and bonuses at Irish Water – Collins

first_imgAndrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up WATER charges should be immediately suspended until there is a complete review of the workings of Irish Water and how it is to be funded, according to Fianna Fail TD, Niall Collins.The Limerick deputy said this Wednesday that Fianna Fáil will force a special debate on Irish Water during its private members business in the Dáil this week.The opposition party is calling on the Government to fully review the funding model at Irish Water and immediately cease the payment of bonuses at the company.“There must now be a full and frank debate on the future of Irish Water. Since its inception there have been a number of high profile controversies at the organisation, including highly damaging revelations about the bonus system being constructed within the company.“Any public trust with the operation of Irish Water has been broken. People I talk to in Limerick are enraged at the bonus culture in the company along with the utter confusion as to what families will actually have to pay when the first bills land in January. The series of damaging mishaps – from the outrageous set-up and consultancy costs that only emerged under media questioning to revelations about five figure bonuses for senior managers – have left people in Limerick frustrated and angry.“Disgracefully, when Fine Gael and the Labour Party forced through the legislation setting up this quango, they did not allow any debate in Dáil Éireann. Indeed, at that time Fianna Fáil led a walk-out from the Dáil in protest at the Government’s strategy.“It is clear that the time has now come for an honest and fundamental debate about the role of this quango and what part it is going to play in the country’s future. We are using our Private Members’ time to call for a full review of Irish Water, with a full suspension of charges while that review is ongoing.“Fine Gael and Labour rejected debate in the past and we can now see the full damaging impact of their decision to push ahead with flawed Irish Water plans. This week they have the chance to press the pause button on that process and facilitate a fundamental review of the organisation. I would urge FG and Labour backbenchers in Limerick who privately claim to despair at the damage Irish Water is causing to take a stand and support Fianna Fáil in our attempt to force honest debate.” Linkedin Facebook WhatsApp Email Twittercenter_img Print Advertisement NewsSuspend water charges and bonuses at Irish Water – CollinsBy Staff Reporter – October 22, 2014 717 Previous articleOvercrowding crisis at animal sanctuaryNext articleLimerick woman in LGBT top 100 business leaders Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

The Indianapolis 500

first_img“When I was a kid, every single day during May you heard something about the Indianapolis 500 no matter where you lived in Indiana.  This year I guess they are having a 500 on May 24, but you wouldn’t know it unless you lived in Indianapolis.  I have seen no hype anywhere–exception is the Indy Star.  You would think that for the 99th running of this race you would at least hear about it on the myriad of sports shows available on TV.  I have heard nothing.It would be nice to know who is considered the top driver this year, what kind of speeds they are running, when all the events are taking place, etc.  Do you remember when nearly a half million people would witness this race live?  All the month of May you could listen to Donald Davidson on the radio talking about the 500.  Names like Foyt and Andretti were household names.  Jim Nabors will not even be there this year!How many of you know these names?  Castroneves, Carpenter, Rahal, Hunter-Ray.  There is a good chance one of these drivers could win this race.  It is no longer the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing”.last_img read more

Flood conditions reported throughout central Indiana

first_imgBatesville, Ind. — Area law enforcement officials are cautioning motorists about flooded roadways.In Ripley County water and debris have been reported in the Versailles area, including US 50 at the Ripley County line.Officials from Decatur County Emergency Management are advising motorists to watch for flooded roadways. The following list of Decatur County Roads has been released:Completely under water • 400 Block​ W Main – Greensburg • 421 N in St Omer Area • 1500 Block E CR 150 N • I-74 near mile marker 124.5 Right lane completely under water • 450 W between 200S – 300S • 700 E / 200 S • N. Kentucky Ave – Westport • Main St – Westport • 100 S / 700 W • 650 W / 700 N (mud over roadway in curve)last_img read more

Martinez signs new Everton deal

first_img Martinez, 40, began his managerial career at Swansea and came to Everton’s attention during a successful four-year stint at Wigan, which was capped by last year’s stunning FA Cup victory. He initially moved to Everton on a four-year contract and immediately promised to bring Champions League football to the club, a target he narrowly missed out on in his first season. His efforts, however, did secure European competition for the first time since 2010 via the Europa League. Martinez’s new deal commits him to Everton until 2019, on presumably improved terms, and ends immediate speculation linking him with a move elsewhere. Martinez said: “I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to make a further commitment to Everton. “I loved my first season at the club. I could not be more proud of the way Everton performed throughout the entire season and the memories we were able to make together. “I am really excited about next season. I knew from the moment I arrived at Everton that this was a special place and I’d like to thank everyone associated with the club, the board, all the staff, the players and our brilliant supporters for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to build on the traditions and success of this great club.” Toffees chairman Bill Kenwright was reluctant to lose Moyes to Manchester United last year but believes he has found a superb replacement. Press Association Everton manager Roberto Martinez has signed a new five-year contract, the club have announced. Kenwright said: “In many commentators’ eyes, Roberto Martinez is the best young manager in Europe. We agree. “He took on an unfamiliar challenge for most managers – to take something really good and make it even better. “He has succeeded. In his debut season he broke our Premier League record points haul, got us back into Europe and developed some of the most exciting young footballers in the game. “He conducts himself off the pitch in the same way. He undertakes his business with great style, confidence, positivity and class. He is an Everton man. “There is no magical ingredient to what we do at Everton. We’re a football club and we recognise the fundamental importance of our manager. “And, when we find our man, we empower him. We support and provide him with everything at our disposal. We commit to our managers, and we’re immensely pleased that Roberto has committed to us. We want the best because only the best will do. “Unswervingly, we trust Roberto Martinez to take our club forward.” The Spaniard, who took over from David Moyes at Goodison Park last summer, has been rewarded for an impressive first season in charge. Under Martinez, Everton finished fifth in the Barclays Premier League with their record points tally in the competition. last_img read more