Student support services available following morning bus crash

first_img Previous articleMan arrested in connection with attempted murder in DerryNext articleSam Smith and Elton John Reflect on Emotional Coming Out Experiences: ”My Dad Was Scared for Me” News Highland WhatsApp Student support services available following morning bus crash Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Facebook Google+ Homepage BannerNews The school communities in Raphoe have expressed their relief that no students were seriously hurt in this mornings bus crash.20 students had a lucky escape when the bus they were travelling to school in collided with a van at Carrickmore, between St Johnston and Lifford at approxinately 8.15am.Gardai are continuing their investigation this evening and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.Dr Martin Gormley, Director of Schools, Donegal ETB has advised that support services will continue to be available to students over the coming days:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – September 14, 2017 Facebooklast_img read more

Press release: Chair appointed to lead independent review into planning appeal inquiries

first_img Email [email protected] General enquiries: please use this number if you are a member of the public 030 3444 0000 2 Marsham StreetLondonSW1P 4DF If your enquiry is related to COVID-19 please check our guidance page first before you contact us – you still need to contact us please use the contact form above to get in touch, because of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you send it by post it will not receive a reply within normal timescale. The Planning Inspectorate’s role in arbitrating disputed planning applications is vital, but the current inquiry process is very drawn out. I’m thrilled to be appointed the Chair of this review and look forward to exploring the real solutions that could speed up and improve the process and give greater certainty to those with an interest in a development or who are affected by it. Social media – MHCLG Office address and general enquiries Communities Secretary Rt. Hon James Brokenshire MP has today (Friday 22 June) announced the appointment of Mrs Bridget Rosewell to chair the Independent Review into Planning Appeal Inquiries.The review has been set up with the aim of reducing the time it takes to determine inquiries established to resolve disputed planning proposals, whilst ensuring quality decision making.The review will recommend reforms by the end of the year which produce swifter decisions that will get the new homes we need built quicker. In 2017 to 2018, appeal inquiries took an average 44 weeks to complete, which delays housing and other forms of development.Mrs Rosewell, a qualified economist, has extensive knowledge and experience in the planning sector, including previously acting as an expert witness at planning inquiries. Among her current roles, Mrs Rosewell is a Commissioner for the National Infrastructure Commission and Chair of Atom Bank.Communities Secretary Rt. Hon. James Brokenshire MP said: national infrastructure planning planning and enforcement appeals examinations of local plans I am delighted Bridget Rosewell has agreed to lead this review into a key part of our planning system. She brings a wealth of experience to this role and I look forward to receiving her report. We have been clear that the appeals process must work for both local communities and those taking forward housing schemes, and that involves swift and fair decisions being made to deliver the homes our communities need. Contact form https://forms.communit… Further informationAs Chair of this Review, Mrs Rosewell will be unpaid.The full terms of reference for the review have been published on independent Chair will be supported by an Inquiries Review Team of officials in the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) and the Planning Inspectorate. The Review expects to issue a Call for Evidence over the summer. It would welcome responses from all those with an interest in speeding up planning appeal inquiries, including developers, local planning authorities, community groups and members of the public and professional advisers involved in the process. The Inquiries Review Team can be contacted at [email protected] year, public inquiries made up only 2% (282) of all planning appeals (15,742 in total). These inquiries contributed to a disproportionately large number of proposed new homes – some 20,000 dwellings a year.Approximately 30,000 new homes were granted permission by the Planning Inspectorate through the appeals process last year.The Planning Inspectorate is the government agency for England and Wales responsible for handling approximately 20,000 pieces of casework a year, including: Media enquiries Commenting on her new role, Mrs Rosewell said: Please use this number if you are a journalist wishing to speak to Press Office 0303 444 1209 More information about the Inspectorate can be found at Twitter – – – read more

Thundercat Brings His Oddball Jazz Fusion To NPR’s Tiny Desk [Full Video]

first_imgToday, NPR released the latest installment of their Tiny Desk concert series: idiosyncratic, genre-melding bassist/vocalist Thundercat. As NPR describes, “Thundercat, born Stephen Bruner, is willing and able to shape-shift to fit into just about any box you show him — he just won’t stay in there for long. Whether fusing his talent for jazz while a bassist with punk legacy act Suicidal Tendencies or as a member of Snoop Dogg’s band — maybe running a little too far with a solo here and there — the focus seems to eventually drift his way.”Thundercat Teams With Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins In New Music Video [Watch]For the NPR performance, Thundercat and his band–comprised of fellow talented oddballs Dennis Hamm, Justin Brown, and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson–delivered a trio of tracks from his acclaimed 2017 album, Drunk (“Lava Lamp,” “Friend Zone,” and “Them Changes.” As usual, the bassist was simultaneously aloof and technically brilliant.You can watch Thundercat’s NPR Tiny Desk performance below:Watch 40-Minutes Of Straight Thundercat Fire From The BBC 6 Music FestivalOn November 11, he will begin a European tour at Rockit Festival in Groningen, NL. For a list of upcoming Thundercat tour dates, see below. For more information on his upcoming projects, or to purchase tickets to any upcoming performance, head to his website.Thundercat November 2017 European Tour Dates13 OCT III POINTS FESTIVAL MIAMI, FL14 OCT RBMA FESTIVAL @ HOLLYWOOD FOREVER LOS ANGELES, CA11 NOV ROCKIT FESTIVAL GRONINGEN, NL14 NOV O2 ABC GLASGOW GLASGOW, UK15 NOV ALBERT HALL MANCHESTER, UK16 NOV O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE LONDON, UK17 NOV PARADISO AMSTERDAM, NL18 NOV ÜBERJAZZ FESTIVAL HAMBURG, DE19 NOV ROMA ANTWERP, BE21 NOV ÉLYSÉE MONTMARTE PARIS, FR23 NOV TEATRA BARCELÓ MADRID, ES24 NOV SALA APOLO BARCELONA, ES25 NOV LINECHECK JAZZ:RE:FOUND @ BASE MILAN, IT27 NOV AUDITORIUM TRENTO TRENTO, IT[h/t – NPR]last_img read more

Vote for player of the game and grade Syracuse after its 27-24 loss against Florida State

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Lakers’ D’Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson forming close bond

first_imgYet, the Lakers sense Clarkson and Russell remain motivated about something else more pure.“I don’t think either one of those guys are worried about that phase of it. They’re more worried about wins,” Lakers coach Byron Scott said. “They seem to get along extremely well. Both of those guys want each other to do well. Their chemistry is undeniable when you see them on the court and off the court.”Russell frequently looked to set up Clarkson in Summer League play, which contributed to a team-leading 16.8 points per contest. Russell jokingly interrupted Clarkson’s post-game interviews. The two recently coached together at the Power 106 All-Star game. They also frequently play paintball together, too. “He’s not one of those serious vets that you can’t crack a smile around. He’s a young dude and still growing. I’m the same way with my first year,” Russell said. “I’m a goofy guy. He’s a goofy guy. We complement each other.”Practical reasons exist why that has happened. Said Russell: “If I was a scoring guard and looked to score as much as possible, then I could see (tension). But I feel like I can play with anybody.”Said Clarkson: “We’re two totally different players. He’s an excellent passer and I’m more aggressive.”Officially, Scott has not yet determined if Russell and Clarkson will start together in the backcourt while Kobe Bryant starts at small forward. But if that likely scenario unfolds, Russell and Clarkson already showed glimpses in Summer League and training camp how that would work. Though the dynamic forced them to share ball-handling duties, Russell and Clarkson determined how to even up that workload pretty easily. Russell mostly handled the ball and organized the offense, while Clarkson mostly moved off the ball and looked to score. The roles only switched whenever Clarkson grabbed the rebound. That made Russell envision something he would not have thought when the Lakers brought him in for a second pre-draft workouts.Said Russell: “I feel like we grow together after every practice.” Clarkson immediately welcomed Russell with open arms after the Lakers selected him second overall. During Summer League play, Russell’s pass-first mentality complemented Clarkson’s quest to score. And through four days of training camp here at Stan Sheriff Center, the two often have dined together after practice.Even before the Lakers drafted Russell, Clarkson never showed any hint of insecurity that such a move could leave his job security vulnerable. “To win, you have to have great players around you,” Clarkson told Los Angeles News Group. “That’s my biggest thing. This is a five-man sport. You can’t win by yourself. Maybe back in the day when (Kobe Bryant) was doing his thing. But he had pieces around him, too.”Sounds like a simple concept. But the business end in professional sports can complicate things. Clarkson will make $845,059 in the 2015-16 season in what marks the league minimum for a second-year player. But Clarkson could then net a lucrative deal next summer as a restricted free agent should he build off his rookie season. That partly explains why Clarkson joined Octagon sports agency, where he will be represented by agents Jeff Austin and Chris Emens, according to league sources. Earlier this summer, Clarkson and Excel Sports Management had cut ties. Meanwhile, the Lakers have held out hope Russell will become the franchise’s next cornerstone. HONOLULU >> The call came unexpectedly. The Lakers informed D’Angelo Russell they wanted to host him for a second draft workout, his playmaking and confidence at the point guard spot intriguing the team’s front office enough to consider him instead of a prized big man (Jahlil Okafor). But even if the interest felt flattering, Russell still wondered aloud about the Lakers’ interest. He remained well aware of Jordan Clarkson’s emergence as a member on the NBA’s All-Rookie First team after starting 38 of the Lakers’ last 39 games at the same position. “He already assumed we had a ball-handling guard,” Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak recalled. “Our position with him was, ‘The reason we’re bringing you in a second time is we feel like you can play together.’ He was taken aback. He said, ‘Really?’ We said, ‘Really. That’s why we’re bringing you in a second time. We feel you guys can play together.’”The Lakers’ instincts appear correct. center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Zidane has no faith in me, says Isco

first_img0Shares0000Isco was the first player in a Spain shirt to score a hat-trick since 2013 © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSMADRID, Spain, Mar 28 – Hat-trick hero Isco said it was a relief to play for Spain as he feels Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has no faith in him.Spain destroyed Argentina, who were without Lionel Messi, 6-1 in a friendly on Tuesday as Isco stole the show with his triple at the Wanda Metropolitano. The 25-year-old has become a key player under coach Julen Lopetegui and is expected to start at this summer’s World Cup in a front three alongside Diego Costa and David Silva.But Zidane has not shown the same faith in him at Real Madrid, where Isco has often found himself on the bench behind the likes of Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez.“Lopetegui gives me confidence with minutes, with games,” Isco said.“With Madrid I do not have the confidence that a player needs, maybe the problem is me, that I have not won Zidane’s confidence with the good players there.”Isco signed a five-year contract with Real in September last year but there would be no shortage of suitors should he decide his future lies elsewhere.English Premier League pair Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur are rumoured to be interested in signing Isco.– ‘Enthusiasm to work’ –“When you don’t play a leading role or have continuity in your club team, the games with the national team give me life,” Isco said.“I have the confidence of the coach here (with Spain), I still have a lot of enthusiasm to work, to improve, to be a starter for my club and in the national team.“I feel that I’m at the beginning and I want to show that I am a good player.”Isco left the stadium with the match ball under his arm but it was a good night too for Diego Costa, who put his hand up to be Spain’s lead striker in Russia by scoring the opening goal.Costa had been left out by Lopetegui while inactive during his departure from Chelsea to Atletico Madrid but he would appear now to be in pole position up front, ahead of Rodrigo Moreno, Iago Aspas and the out-of-form Alvaro Morata.Diego Costa had not played for Spain for nine months prior to this call-up © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYS“During the nine months I went without being called up by Spain I felt bad,” Costa said. “I went six months without playing as you all know, but I knew that if I started playing again I would have a chance of returning, and I’m happy to be here.”Costa had to be taken off after colliding with goalkeeper Sergio Romero for his goal but the striker indicated he would be fit to face Deportivo La Coruna this weekend.“I think I will be fit to play Sunday,” Costa said. “I took a knock, I’ll put ice on it and that’s all.”Aspas, the leading Spanish scorer this season with 16 goals for Celta Vigo, did his own chances no harm by coming on to score one and set up two more in a flurry of second-half goals.Thiago Alcantara made it four shortly before the hour-mark after Nicolas Otamendi earlier headed in what turned out to be no more than a consolation for Argentina.Messi’s hamstring strain meant the visitors were without their talisman and after an unconvincing qualifying campaign, Jorge Sampaoli’s side have now lost two of their last three games, conceding 10 goals in the process.This latest defeat in Madrid came on the back of Friday’s stodgy 2-0 win over Italy and a 4-2 loss to Nigeria.“This result means we have to take responsibility and take another look at who will make the final list,” Sampaoli said.“We have to look for the chance to continue working so that these things do not happen to us at the World Cup.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

GAA News: Urris Club Notes

first_imgUrris GAA Club NotesSENIOR FOOTBALL: Well done to our Senior men who beat Buncrana on Saturday night in League Division 3. Final score: Buncrana 0-15, Urris 2-13. We have our final game of the season away to Letterkenny Gaels on Saturday at 5.30pm. As fixtures and times may change, please check our Facebook page for updates.GOOD LUCK: To Club Referee Sean Paul Doherty who will take charge of the Senior B Championship final clash of St Eunans v Gaoth Dobhair this Sunday in Mac Cumhaill Park, Ballybofey. MATCH “N” WIN: October 6th: No jackpot winner: numbers drawn: 5, 11, 13, 22. €15 winners:Eanna Doherty (Larkin), Cross.Niamh Porter, Glasmullan.Niall Doherty (Davis), C/o Square Bar. Mary Devlin, Boharna.John Paul Doherty, Magheramore.Jackpot next week €2,020. Thanks to all our lotto sellers and to all who support the club in this weekly draw.CLUB BINGO: Bingo every Thursday night in St Mary’s Hall, Clonmany at 9pm.CLUB MERCHANDISE: Please check our Facebook page for the link to all current available O’Neills gear for Urris GAA for adults and youths. Prices reflected are only if ordering from the O’Neills site as they include postage and packaging. Contact Donal Kelly for all orders and cheaper prices on 0876461707. U6 & U8 & U10 Gaelic Football Training:Training on Friday, U6 are upstairs in the Youth Club and the U8 on the Astro from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.U10 Girls also on the astro from 6.30pm to 7.30pm on Friday too.U10 Boys on Saturday morning from 11am to 12pm. Cost €2 per child. Please Note: Parents/guardians of all ages must sign their children on Friday evening and on Saturday morning.DATE FOR DIARY: Monster Bingo on Sunday November 13th. More details to follow.Please check our Facebook page daily for all club news.GAA News: Urris Club Notes was last modified: October 10th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:buncranaclg urrisCLUB NOTESGAAlast_img read more

Rethinking South Africa’s urban dynamics

first_img25 November 2015Strategies for enhancing the economic opportunities available to Gauteng and its people were the focus of discussions at the Gauteng City Region Spatial Planning Summit, which also examined the challenges of the spatial legacy of apartheid.The summit, held yesterday at the Sandton Convention Centre, brought together various stakeholders, public and private sector planning experts and local and provincial government representatives.Close to the heart of finding solutions for the province are the principles and outcomes of the National Development Plan and its Vision 2030 to create, develop and sustain growth in the economy and the South African people.Growing regionPremier @David_Makhura addressing the #GCRSPS2015 at the Sandton Convention Centre @NationalCoGTA @GautengSACR— GautengGov (@GautengProvince) Novembe r 24, 2015Gauteng was home to 24% of the national population, said Premier David Makhura in his address, or about 13 million citizens. It was growing by the year as more people moved into the cities from rural areas to build lives for themselves. “We need to rethink the logic of development, to ensure social and economic inclusion. The urban dynamics of the region must be effectively managed.”Responsibility lay with local government and the private sector, working together, to not only take steps to manage the influx effectively, but also to position the people of Gauteng closer to economic opportunity. Co-operation between all stakeholders in developing economic eco-systems across Gauteng’s five development corridors must be directed at one ultimate goal: “achieving desirable economic and social outcomes for the people”.The five corridors are Johannesburg central city hub, Ekurhuleni, Tshwane, West Rand and Sedibeng. Each has a specific focus or area of expertise:Johannesburg: financial, pharmaceutical and service industriesEkurhuleni: advanced manufacturing, transport logistics, aviation industriesTshwane: government and legislative administration, research, development and innovation industriesWest Rand: miningSedibeng: agriculture, logistics and tourismThe current spatial form of GP is inefficient . We have to turn it in a way that is more efficient & sustainable @David_Makhura #GCRSPS2015— GautengGov (@GautengProvince) Novembe r 24, 2015Because of the downturn in the traditional industrial sectors that had defined the province for so long – particularly the collapsing steel industry in Sedibeng and the mining slump in the West Rand – these five Gauteng development corridors must refocus efforts on other industries, such as tourism, agriculture, agro- processing and renewable energy in order to make the province a success.While working as five separate entities, the premier said, these areas must operate as a single body of mutual co-operation: “a single plan for the province, (working) as. a single government”, Makhura explained.Premier David Makhura: We now have an increased responsibility to provide services to more households #GCRSPS2015— GautengGov (@GautengProvince) Novembe r 24, 2015However, he continued, before doing something about these industries, the people of the province should be taken care of first. While the provincial government was also grappling with persistent urban sprawl, reproducing, as he called it, “the spatial legacy of apartheid cities”, planning must better utilise land space and ensure residents were no longer marginalised from the economic hubs.Makhura:We take firm action against illegal land invasions…between April & September we prevented more than 100 land invasions #GCRSPS2015— NationalCoGTA (@NationalCoGTA) November 24, 2015Implement plans“We need to implement existing policies with commitment and discipline” – Minister Pravin Gordhan #GCRSPS2015— NationalCoGTA (@NationalCoGTA) November 24, 2015Pravin Gordhan, minister of co-operative governance and traditional affairs, delivered the keynote address at the summit. He urged the Gauteng government to be more proactive in developing the province.“South Africa is becoming famous for developing plans and policies and all sorts of documents, that begin to have very little impact on the ground at the end of the day,” the minister said. This state of affairs was becoming the country’s “Achille’s heel” that continued to keep the country and the economic hub of Gauteng from developing faster and more successfully.Spatial planning and the implementation of plans to address apartheid’s legacy could effectively reverse the negative aspects of urban sprawl, Gordhan said. “Planning is about increasing the dignity of our people. We need to implement existing policies with commitment and discipline.”Gordhan: Spatial integration is not only about spatial development but also about the coordination of service delivery efforts #GCRSPS2015— GautengGov (@GautengProvince) Novembe r 24, 2015The summit consisted of presentations and discussions on the plans to improve the area, including panel sessions led by Gauteng MECs Barbara Creecy (finance), Jacob Mamabolo (human settlements) and Ismail Vadi (roads and transport).SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Promoting responsible on-farm antibiotic use

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Antibiotic resistance has become a hot topic in animal agriculture, due to new regulations as well as pressure from activist groups, retailers, foodservice companies and customers.In a workshop at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2017 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show last week, Dr. Jennifer Wishnie, a veterinary public health expert, gave an overview of the growing interest, pressure and misunderstanding about antibiotics in animal agriculture, how farmers and ranchers are addressing changes on the farm due to new regulations, and how they can help to educate the public about the responsible use of antibiotics.“Many consumers don’t realize that there is veterinary oversight on the farm,” said Dr. Wishnie. “This gives us opportunities to educate them on how antibiotics are used responsibly. When we use antibiotics, there is a potential for resistance to develop, so using them appropriately helps minimize this resistance.”An additional concern, Wishnie said, is the confusion between antibiotic residues and antibiotic resistance, which are not the same. This confusion can lead consumers to question whether there are antibiotics in their food. Consumers should understand that the Food and Drug Administration addresses residues by approving antibiotics with specific withdrawal times, which assures that residues are not present in meat for consumption.“This is an important distinction,” Wishnie said. “If we use an antibiotic responsibly and follow the withdrawal time, the antibiotic residue is minimized, and our food is safe. But this is a point that consumers really don’t understand.”New Agriculture Department regulations that went into effect on Jan. 1 are a significant regulatory step that will change how antimicrobials are used in food production on the farm. Once the labels are changed, it will be illegal to use medically important antibiotics to promote animal growth.“The overarching thinking, and now the regulation, behind all of these guidances was removal of growth promotion or nutritional efficiency uses of medically important antibiotics in feed and water, and bringing the therapeutic uses under increased veterinary oversight,” Wishnie said.The new rules will undoubtedly require more time and cost, and a lot of record-keeping. Records will have to be kept for two years by the feed mill, the producer and the veterinarian.According to Wishnie, responsible antibiotic use by all sectors is vital to minimizing the potential for antibiotic resistance. Additionally, collaboration and communication between all stakeholders, including doctors and patients, veterinarians and farmers, as well as government, academia and industry, is essential to better understand and strategically address this topic.“This is an ongoing conversation. It’s important to communicate,” Wishnie said. “Many new pressures are coming, and a lot of them exist from some misunderstandings, particularly on the consumer side. So those opportunities to talk with your neighbors or to the public about what you do and how veterinarians are involved, your long history of farming and how you use antibiotics responsibly to maintain animal health, I think, can be really enlightening to some people who have no idea [about where their food comes from] other than going to the grocery store.”last_img read more

Independent MP forms party, ‘army without guns’ in Assam

first_imgNaba Sarania, an Independent member of the Lok Sabha from Assam who is also a former extremist, has formed a political party as well as an “army without guns”.The Gana Surakhya Party (GSP), launched on Sunday, is expected to challenge the Bodoland People’s Front (BPF), which has been running the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) since its creation in 2003. The BPF is a partner in the BJP-led alliance that rules the State.Eye on BTC electionThe GSP’s birth has assumed significance ahead of the election to the 40-seat BTC early next year across the districts of Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa and Udalguri, politically polarised between the Bodos and the non-Bodos.The Bodos are the largest plains tribe in the north-eastern region, but account for a little more than 30% of the population in the Bodoland Territorial Areas District (BTAD) administered by the BTC. Nineteen communities, including Muslims, form the non-Bodos. Backed by the non-Bodos, Mr. Sarania has won in the Lok Sabha election from Kokrajhar twice since 2014. “We had to form the GSP because of the ‘atrocities’ on the non-Bodos in areas under the BTC and also because no party has cared for them,” he said, attributing the plight of the non-Bodos to the “undemocratic” and “one-sided” Bodo Accord signed in 2003 for forming the BTC under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution.“We hope to win the BTC election next year… We will fight for equal rights and status for all communities,” he said.Mr. Sarania, once an ULFA , clarified on the BTAD army formed alongside his party. “This is a non-violent army, without guns. It will have 5,000 volunteers in each BTAD district for protecting the lives, property and livelihood of the non-Bodos,” he said. He had earlier said the army would be modelled on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.On the other hand, the BPF has been trying to end factionalism among the Bodos ahead of the election. Hagrama Mohilary, chairman of the BTC and a former extremist leader, called for the unification of the Bodos. A few days ago, Mr. Mohilary had met former MP Urkhao Gwra Brahma, leader of the United People’s Party (Liberal), for “burying their differences” and fighting the election together. The two had fallen out more than a decade ago.last_img read more