Since opening it’s doors five years ago, the Cutty Sark Centre has become an integral part of the Bellsmyre community. Operated by the Bellsmyre Development Trust, the small facility – tucked away at the back of the estate on Howatshaws Road – has strived over the years to provide a fun, safe and welcoming place for residents of all ages to enjoy. And now, with a wealth of volunteers and activities taking place at the bustling hub every day, the centre has proved it’s worth to those living in the area. A survey in 2016 highlighted the success, with the majority of Bellsmyre residents saying the centre and the services it provided were valued by the community. This news was welcomed by the hardworking team of staff and 30 volunteers. Trust manager Donnie Nicolson, who helped bring the vision of the centre to life in 2012, told the Lennox Herald: “It was a slow start. “We did struggle a bit in the beginning to get people involved. “But when we … [Read more...] about Bellsmyre community has grown so much in the last five years
By "Sunday Morning" contributing videographer Judy Lehmberg. Years ago a friend of mine and I drove from Huntsville, Texas to Alaska, a 10,000-mile round trip, in a red 1969 VW hippie van that had to be push-started due to electrical problems we didn't have enough money to fix. We were young and stupid, and it was one of the best trips of my life. We slept on hills, when we could find them, to make the next morning's push-start easier. Each morning my friend pushed the van from the back and I pushed from the driver's door, so I could jump in and pop the clutch. We got very good at that by the end of the trip. Once we made it to Alaska, my now-husband flew there to join us. One evening we parked next to the Kenia River where several fly fishers were fishing for salmon as we started making hamburgers for dinner. One of the fishers (my now-husband) finally caught one and yelled his success back to us. We watched while he fought and landed a beautiful silver salmon. Then we turned … [Read more...] about Nature up close: The intelligence of ravens
No health chiefs turned up to hear the views of the 200 residents at a meeting in Dumbarton - despite agreeing to attend. Jonathan Best, chief operating officer for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said he would come along on the night but didn’t turn up or send anyone in his place. Hundreds turn out to express their view on West Dunbartonshire health services There were groans across the room as Jackie Baillie, who jointly arranged the summit with campaign group Hospitalwatch pointed to the empty seat beside her, which had been labelled with ‘health board ‘. The Dumbarton MSP said the health board had been invited so they could hear the views of the local community. She said: “Jim Moohan and I were at the consultation in Alexandria and we decided to hold additional meetings so people knew what the health board were planning. “The health board agreed they would come but there is an empty seat beside me. “We gave them the dates for the meeting but … [Read more...] about Health chief no-show at Dumbarton meeting on the future of services
Verdadero caos se vivió este miércoles en los cruces fronterizos de San Ysidro y Otay Mesa, en la ciudad de Tijuana. Filas kilométricas pudieron verse este miércoles santo.Automovilistas que realizan este cruce con regularidad, se vieron afectados. " - Me metí aquí para salirme aquí enseguida. - ¿Y le tocó hacer fila sin querer? - Exacto", comentó Carlos Encinas, automovilista afectado." - Es una asquerosidad ahorita. - ¿Le había tocado así? - Pues no, no me había tocado así, fíjese, pero es por culpa de los tráileres, los que van para el otro lado. - ¿Y usted para dónde va? - Voy al trabajo", explicó Ernesto Rosas, otro automovilista afectado.Las filas superaban las dos horas de espera."- Bastante, bastante, ya tenemos un ratito aquí esperando. - ¿Y a dónde va? - Voy a mi trabajo, de hecho", señaló Aarón Montero.En la aduana de importación a Estados … [Read more...] about Desesperación de traileros y automovilistas en las largas filas en la garita de Tijuana.
May 9, 2017 would become one of the most infamous days of Donald Trump's presidency, setting in motion the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller and his detailed report now consuming Washington. It was the day President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Mueller's 448-page report outlines what led up to Comey's dismissal, the disagreements behind the scenes, and how the White House managed the fallout of a firing that was arguably the most consequential of Mr. Trump's more than two years in office. Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on May 3, 2017, testimony which angered the president. The president expressed his frustrations, but Attorney General Jeff Sessions didn't believe the president would fire Comey, according to Mueller's report. The following day, May 4, Mr. Trump brought up Comey to then-White House adviser Steve Bannon multiple times, clearly frustrated with the FBI director. It was at a dinner on Friday, May 5, in … [Read more...] about Behind the scenes of Trump’s decision to fire James Comey