first_imgHANCOCK (WBNG) — The Hancock Volunteer Fire Department said in a statement sent to 12 News that it has decided to cancel its annual coyote hunting tournament scheduled for late January. We thank our community members for the support.” Let us be clear, we do not tolerate nor condone the aggressive behavior that has been showed to our membership and our organization. We thank our residents that have supported us during this endeavor, and who continue to support us.  The Hancock Volunteer Fire Department said in a statement sent to 12 News: “As most of you have seen, there has been concerns with our annual coyote hunting tournament that happens the third weekend in January. Organizations and individuals for the protection of animal rights have been continuously harassing the Hancock Fire Department and our members, including threats against our personal safety.  This harassment has gotten to the point where it is blocking us from being focused on our main mission, which is firefighting and saving lives. The Mayor of the Village of Hancock emailed the chiefs of the Hancock Fire Department stating that the Tournament had to be cancelled even though the Hancock Fire Department Inc. is not part of the Village of Hancock and is a separate, not for profit corporation.   Stay with 12 News as we continue to follow this developing story. Due to the concerns for the safety of the residents that we protect and the concerns for the safety of our membership, we must cancel the tournament. All registration sheets that have been sent in will be returned with a full refund. All donors for the tournament will be contacted and their donation returned.  A petition was formed online that accumulated more than 20,000 signatures against the tournament. The event also prompted major backlash from online commentators who disagreed with it on Facebook.last_img read more

first_imgJapanese shipping major Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has signed long-term towage agreements with Kotug Smit Towage (KotugSmit) effective early 2017.As disclosed, the agreements cover MOL’s container, tanker, dry-bulk and car carrier divisions, and relate to the ports of Rotterdam, Antwerp, Ghent, Terneuzen, Flushing, Bremerhaven, Hamburg, London and Southampton. “With this strategic partnership, both organizations aim to boost their operational performance by benefiting from smart collaboration and sharing operational knowledge and valuable information,” a joint press statement said.“This partnership embodies many years of mutual trust and shared values in terms of loyalty, commitment and goodwill. The strong relationship between both our organizations at all levels, from global headquarters, across different divisions to the operational levels in local ports, resulted in a good dialogue about optimization of operational performance and efficiency,” Masao Fukushima, Chief Executive Representative, Europe and Africa of MOL said. “This partnership with MOL underlines our principle, believing that harbor towage is about professional cooperation between all people involved,” KotugSmit’s CEO René Raaijmakers commented.KotugSmit was established in April 2016 through the merger of the European harbour towage activities of KOTUG International and Smit, a daughter company of Boskalis, setting as their focus the European markets. The company’s fleet features 64 tugs.last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Gundogan tests positive for coronavirus Super Eagles stars model new national team jersey EPL: Vardy primed for another prolific season after brace at West Brom Leicester midfielder Wilfred Ndidi could be ruled out for several weeks after Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers revealed he may need surgery. Nigeria international Ndidi was missing from Leicester’s squad for their League Cup semi-final first leg against Aston Villa on Wednesday. Rodgers said Ndidi suffered an injury in Tuesday’s training session and may face an operation, although he did not specify what the problem is. “Wilf took a knock in training yesterday, which unfortunately means he might need a slight operation tomorrow,” Rodgers said. “That’ll put him out for a few weeks, but it’s not overly serious, so hopefully, going into February, he’ll be fit and ready to go again.” If Ndidi misses the rest of the month, he will sit out five Leicester games, including their semi-final second leg at Villa on January 28.Tags: Brendan RodgersLeicesterWilfred Ndidilast_img read more

first_imgCounty Councillor James Pat McDaid has slammed a situation where lone parents across Donegal have now been hit by an €80 cut.Cllr James Pat McDaid“More than 3,000 lone parent families in Donegal are about to be hit by a savage cut in their essential support from next week and many will be €80 worse off per week.”The FF Cllr James McDaid says he will continue to highlight the ongoing levels of austerity that now seem to be never ending. Cllr. McDaid said he knows many lone parents who are really struggling to make ends meet and this cut is something that must be reversed.He says that it will be a priority for FF to have this decision cancelled out if they are back in governmnet after the next election.Cllr Mc Daid said: “There are over 3,000 families in Donegal in receipt of the one parent family payment. Any of these whose children are aged over 7 years will suffer another cut in the payment from next week. From July 2nd, the age threshold for qualification is being slashed from 16 to 7 – so families who have children all over the age of 7 are no longer eligible.
This means that thousands of lone parents in Donegal who are dependent on this payment will lose up to €80 a week from July.“This is a savage cut, coming on the back of two consecutive cuts to the same support. Together, these three cuts imposed by the Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton have led to huge financial loses for working lone parents, pricing many out of the workplace and leaving huge obstacles for lone parents looking to access third level education. “I have spoken to some lone parents in recent week who say it is now impossible for them to stay in work. They simply cannot afford it. Since 2012, the Government has reduced the age and income eligibility thresholds and as a result, some lone parents in Donegal will now be down effectively €140 a week.”CLLR McDAID SLAMS CUT IN ONE PARENTS ALLOWANCE was last modified: June 27th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:Cllr James Pat McDaiddonegalLONE PARENTS ALLOWANCElast_img read more