Facebook Fort Worth to present development plan for Berry/University area near TCU Twitter Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Trump to appear at Fort Worth Convention Center Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Previous articleColonial Country Club to host Crowne Plaza InvitationalNext articleParking options for this weekend’s Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Joey McReynolds RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Linkedin Facebook Twitter Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Linkedin The109: senior minister at University Christian Church announces resignation ReddIt Fort Worth Firefighters Charities posts signs for drowning prevention month Joey McReynolds ReddIt + posts printThree months after Fort Worth issued a stage two water warning, recent rains have filled reservoirs across Tarrant County bringing an end to drought restrictions from the Tarrant Regional Water District.While drought restrictions from the TRWD have been lifted, there are still rules as to when residents can water their lawns. A permanent city ordinance put in place in April 2014 is in effect that only allows watering twice a week.Mark Olson, the conservation and creative manager for the TRWD said that only watering twice a week is enough to keep lawns green.“Lawns will survive on a twice per week or less schedule, even in the heat of the summer.” Olson said. “That’s one of the reasons you see cities implementing the twice per week limits on outdoor watering.”The original drought restrictions from the water district were put in place in June 2013 when reservoirs fell below 75 percent capacity.Rainfall over the past month has filled the reservoirs to nearly 95 percent, according to Water Data For Texas. One month ago, reservoirs sat at only 77 percent.Two of the water district’s primary reservoirs, Eagle Mountain and Richland-Chambers lakes, are all at 100 percent capacity for the first time in years. One month ago, they sat at 64 and 78 percent full respectively.Olson said although drought conditions have subsided, the water district encourages the public to continue practicing conservation measures to prolong the newly replenished water supplies.“Droughts are a part of life here in north Texas,” Olson said. “It’s just something that we need to grow accustomed to and learn to adapt a little bit.” Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday
New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council News CubaAmericas to go further As the European Parliament awarded the Sakharov Prize for human rights to Cuban dissident Osvaldo Paya, Reporters Without Borders published a report condemning the complete absence of press freedom in Cuba. Entitled, “Cuba, where news is the exclusive reserve of the state,” the report describes the constant harassment of independent journalists. RSF_en Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet News Help by sharing this information The report – “Cuba, where news is the exclusive reserve of the state” – describes prison conditions for the four journalists: bad food, harassment, humiliating treatment and material filth. The longest-held prisoner, Bernardo Arévalo Padrón (photo), was arrested in 1997 and has just been diagnosed with leptospirosis, which is spread by rats. He should have been freed on parole in October 2000, but the government refuses to release him “because he has not cooperated in his re-education programme.”The Cuban constitution decrees that the government has a monopoly of the media. Like Arévalo Padrón, about 100 independent journalists, grouped in 20 or so agencies that the authorities refuse to recognise, try anyway to exercise their right to inform the public. Because they are censored in their own country, they publish their articles in the foreign press or on the Internet, which are not readily available in Cuba.The report details the constant harassment the journalists are subjected to, including arrests, police summonses, pressure on their families and visits to their homes. They are closely watched by the regime’s police. One was even called in for questioning after a neighbour told the authorities she heard him shouting criticism of the government inside his house. About 50 journalists have gone into exile abroad since 1995.”Despite this intimidation, independent journalists say their activities are fairly tolerated these days,” the report says, but concludes that in reality this is not so. It says he government’s repression has achieved its goal of keeping independent journalists this side of the “red line,” which is putting out unauthorised news to the general population.”* President Fidel Castro said on 8 December that Cuba would apply to join the Agreement, which allows 77 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries to receive economic aid and better trade terms from member-states of the European Union.Read the report, “Cuba, where news is the exclusive reserve of the State” As the European Parliament today awarded the Sakharov Prize for human rights to Cuban dissident Osvaldo Paya, Reporters Without Borders published a report condemning the complete absence of press freedom in Cuba.It called on the European Union (EU) to make Cuban membership of the Cotonou Agreement* conditional on the Cuban government ending its media monopoly, legalising independent news agencies and releasing four journalists from prison. It also called on the EU “to give effective support” to independent Cuban journalists. May 6, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Cuba Receive email alerts December 17, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Where news is the exclusive reserve of the state October 15, 2020 Find out more RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago News CubaAmericas Organisation News October 12, 2018 Find out more
AudioHomepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Letterkenny gardai probe arson attacks Twitter Twitter By News Highland – April 28, 2020 Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Previous articleAlmost 50% of the workforce in Donegal receiving Pandemic PaymentNext article2020 Irish Tarmac Rally Championship cancelled News Highland Facebook Google+ Gardaí are appealing for information about two suspected arson attacks.A week ago tonight, there was an attack at a garden centre in Castlefinn, while a week earlier, a house on Letterkenny’s Port Road was targeted.Garda Grainne Doherty appealed for information about the two incidents on today’s Nine til Noon Show…….Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/grainnefrire.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest
As for Munster, they missed a chance to go top of the standings, but remained firmly in contention for a play-off berth. Both squads had been bolstered by international returnees, with the Scarlets having Wales squad members Rob Evans, Rhys Priestland and Gareth Davies on the bench, while Tommy O’Donnell, Ian Keatley and Felix Jones were back in the ranks for the Irish province. It was the boot of opposing fly-halves Steve Shingler and Keatley, together with some bruising defence that stood out in the opening 40 minutes. Both sides looked to give the ball some air, but the tackling was fearsome at times. A bright start from the Scarlets saw Shingler move them 3-0 ahead early on, only for Keatley to respond for Munster after a strong forward surge. With Ireland flanker O’Donnell to the fore, Munster enjoyed plenty of possession – 70 per cent in the first half – but were finding the Scarlets defence in determined mood. After veteran prop Phil John was held up just short, Shingler put the Scarlets back in front, but the tit for tat continued with Keatley on target for the visitors. A rash high tackle by lock Donncha O’Callaghan on the diminutive Jordan Williams allowed the Scarlets to grab the lead again and Shingler added three more points before half-time after Munster were penalised at the breakdown. And there was further frustration for the visitors just before half-time when scrum-half Duncan Williams was shown yellow by referee Dudley Phillips for a stamp on the ribs of wing Harry Robinson. While O’Donnell had earlier left the field following a bang to the head, the Scarlets brought on Evans, Davies and Priestland for the second half, but Munster managed to negotiate the sin-binning without conceding any further points. And they should have scored themselves, but, after centre Keith Earls broke clear, they butchered a clear overlap out wide. The Irish province were not to be denied, though, with a period of concerted pressure on the home line leading to replacement Jack O’Donoghue ploughing over from close range. Keatley’s conversion gave Munster the lead for the first time in the match, but it did not last long with Shingler bisecting the uprights from close to halfway. Moments later it was brother Aaron who was taking centre stage, playing a leading hand in his side’s only try. His charge-down was hacked through by centre Hadleigh Parkes and the Aucklander did well to compose himself, gather and dive over for his first Scarlets try. Another Shingler penalty pushed the Scarlets 25-13 ahead and put them seemingly in control, but Munster are past masters at pulling a game out of the fire and they did so again. Firstly, after Scarlets replacement Earle was yellow-carded for not retreating, Munster full-back Felix Jones cut inside to give his side hope. Then, after the Scarlets were controversially penalised at a line-out inside their own half, the visitors pounced. The forwards drove towards the line and eventually, with the home defence sucked in, Hanrahan was freed for a simple run-in at the posts. Keatley landed the conversion with the final kick of the game. A last-gasp try from replacement JJ Hanrahan helped Munster salvage a dramatic 25-25 draw in a see-sawing Guinness PRO12 clash at Parc y Scarlets. The Scarlets had led 25-13 with less than five minutes remaining, but, after George Earle’s 74th-minute yellow card saw them reduced to 14 men, they conceded two late tries, with Hanrahan racing under the posts in the final move of the match. The draw lifted the west Wales region into the all-important sixth spot in the table, but they will feel it was an opportunity squandered. Press Association
West Palm Beach fire crews are searching for a person in the water at the Palm Harbor Marina.Firefighters were working a boat fire at the dock when an onlooker fell into the water, according to witnesses.West Palm Beach Fire Department says there were no other injuries related to the boat fire.
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