United Arab Emirates says it will offer citizenship to some

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has announced plans to grant some foreigners citizenship to this oil-rich nation home to Abu Dhabi and Dubai. It’s part of efforts to stimulate its economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. The UAE previously gave citizenship to Palestinians and others who helped form the country’s government after its formation in 1971. Others have received it over time as well. Saturday’s announcement by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai, said the offer could apply to artists, authors, doctors, engineers and scientists, as well as their families.last_img

A look at Dick Enberg’s career among legendary Southern California sports broadcasters

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Here’s his bio for the induction:Born in Armada, Michigan, on January 9,1935, legendary sportscaster Dick Enberg has won 14 Emmy Awards for his outstanding work. He is the only person to have received Emmys as a sportscaster, writer, and producer. Along with his Emmys, Enberg has received many other award including the Curt Gowdy Award from the Basketball Hall of Fame, the Pete Rozelle Award from the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the Ronald Reagan Media Award. He has also been named National Sportscaster of the Year three times.Enberg began his career as a full-time sportscaster in 1965, as the radio and television voice of the California Angels, Los Angeles Rams, and UCLA Basketball. During his ten years working as a Los Angeles sportscaster he was named California Sportscaster of the Year four times. Then in 1975, he was hired by NBC to broadcast college basketball. He worked at NBC for 25 years before moving to CBS in 2000 to do play-by-play of the NFL on CBS.During his time as a sportscaster Enberg has broadcast 43 seasons of the NFL, 25 college basketball seasons, 14 NCAA Mens Basketball Championships, 10 Super Bowls, 9 Rose Bowls, 6 Orange Bowls, 4 Olympics, 7 Australian Opens, 23 French Opens, 26 Wimbledon championships, 10 U.S. Opens (Tennis), 7 Masters, 5 PGA Championships, 5 U.S. Opens (Golf), and many other sporting events. For his outstanding accomplishments as a sportscaster Enberg was inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriter Hall of Fame on April 29, 1996.You can see more at the National Sportscasters and Sportswriter Hall of Fame here.Sources: Los Angeles Dodgers, USC Athletic Department, National Sports Media Hall of Fame, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Kings, IMdB, Simpsonsworld.com, Classic TV ArchiveTop photo: The Associated Press Longtime Southern California announcersHere’s a video of Vin Scully and Dick Enberg chatting in before a baseball game in 2016.Enberg was inducted into the National Sports Media Association Hall of Fame in 1996.center_img Dick Enberg died Dec. 21, 2017 of a heart attack in his home, a little more than a year after he retired from announcing San Diego Padres games.  He was 82.Enberg announced UCLA Bruins basketball games from 1966 to 1977, Los Angeles Rams from 1966 to 77 and the California Angels from 1969 to 1978 and in 1985. He did the TV play-by-play for eight Super Bowls and voiced many other sports events for major networks. He announced San Diego Padres games from 2010 until just after the 2016 season.Related: A Dick Enberg appreciation … and heaven doesn’t have to wait any moreThe chart below shows Enberg’s announcing career along with other legendary sports broadcasters in Southern California.last_img read more

Glenties Harvest Fair parade cancelled due to unfavourable weather forecast

first_imgDue to unfavourable weather conditions forecast for tomorrow, the Glenties Harvest Fair committee has had to make the difficult decision to cancel the parade.The parade and float had originally been scheduled to go ahead at 4pm tomorrow, however a spokesperson said that it is in everyone’s best interests to cancel the parade this year.A spokesperson of the committee said; “This is not a decision we have taken lightly but we already had several withdrawals due to the forecast and taking health and safety matters into consideration we have no choice but to act in the best interests of participants and spectators.” The planned music on the street will now be moved indoors to the Highlands Hotel starting from 3pm, with all scheduled acts performing in the ballroom where a full family afternoon of music will go ahead.Musical entertainment will be provided by Gary Gamble, Rambling Fever and Hard to Beat as previously advertised to make for a great day of music and live entertainment, which is also taking place in all local bars as advertised.Tomorrow night Derek Ryan takes to the stage in the Limelight for the Harvest Queen Dance so participants will still have a great day of entertainment to look forward to.“We apologise for having to cancel the parade but we must act in the best interests of everyone and regrettably the one thing we cannot control as a committee is the weather. “We hope to see you all in the Highlands and the Limelight tomorrow and around the local bars where there will as always be plenty of craic agus ceoil,” they concluded.Glenties Harvest Fair parade cancelled due to unfavourable weather forecast was last modified: September 9th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:festivalGlentiesharvest fairparadelast_img read more

UDP slams Cong-led government on MLAs dual post issue

first_imgShillong, Feb 27 (PTI) Opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) today slammed the Congress-led state government for its alleged “inconsistent stand” on the issue related to holding of dual posts by MLAs and MDCs.”We regret the inconsistent stand of the government on the holding of dual posts by MLAs and MDCs,” UDP senior working president Bindo M Lanong told reporters while spelling out the resolutions adopted by general council meeting held here.According to UDP, if a post of MDC is declared as “not an office of profit”, this will surely tantamount to misleading the state assembly and the people of the state by the present government.Earlier, as many as seven legislators had resigned as MDCs of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) and the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC) in view of the passing of the Prevention of Disqualification (Members of Legislative Assembly, Meghalaya) (Amendment) Act, 2015 last year.However, KHADC chief Pynshngainlang Syiem is the lone legislator who refused to relinquish his dual posts as a mark of protest against the state government.Lanong said, “Now the question is what will happen in the case of KHADC chief P N Syiem because in his case, the state government had clarified that he can continue with the two offices at the same time.”According to him, if this is the case what will be the fate of the members who have relinquished their posts as MDC?”Will the state government revoke its earlier order because at the behest of the Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, these MLAs have resigned as MDCs,” he asked. PTI JOP SUS SMN PSadvertisementlast_img read more