How much did one lucky winner scoop in the Lotto jackpot on

first_img Mar 9th 2019, 7:01 PM By Adam Daly EVERY WEEK, offers a selection of statistics and numerical nuggets to help you digest the week that has just passed.2: The number of grand marshals at this year’s St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin – comedians Deirdre O’Kane and Jason Byrne.43%: The latest personal approval rating of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, down eight points from 51% last October. 300m: The distance that a two-storey fast food restaurant will be from a primary school in Skerries after Fingal County Council granted planning permission earlier this week. 740: The number of abortion pills seized by Ireland’s medicine watchdog last year. €7,893,849: The bail that Ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn has been granted after more than three months in a detention cell in Japan. 36: The number of Dublin City Councillors who voted down proposals to allow for ‘log cabins’ in the gardens of family homes in an effort to ease the housing crisis. 155: The new bus route announced by Dublin Bus that will run from Ballymun to Bray. 8: The percentage of properties available on the market to rent which were within Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) limits, according to the 13th edition of the Locked Out of the Market report. €750,000: The amount of money that Dublin City Council will need to set up a dedicated team to enforce new short-term letting rules in the city – €350,000 more than originally thought. €2,497,727: The Lotto jackpot won by a lucky punter in Co Louth earlier this week. 22: The title of the song that Sarah McTernan will perform when she represents Ireland at this year’s Eurovision song contest in Tel Aviv in May. 74: The number of new social houses that Dublin City Council built last year, with 69 of them being rapid-build modular housing.  35,957 Views Saturday 9 Mar 2019, 7:00 PM Image: Shutterstock/Nikolay Antonov Short URL Share5 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article How much did one lucky winner scoop in the Lotto jackpot on Saturday? It’s the week in numbers Plus: The latest personal approval rating of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Image: Shutterstock/Nikolay Antonov 6 Comments last_img read more

Elizabeth Warren to Cherokee Nation Im Sorry about the DNA Test

first_img 2/1/2019, 3:35 p.m. Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! 1101111 2016 photo via APThree months after she publicly shared the results of a DNA test as proof she had a Native American ancestor, and a few days before a big announcement on her 2020 run, Elizabeth Warren has reportedly apologized to the Cherokee Nation.Tribal leaders say Warren has been in touch to express her regret about the decision, which has widely been considered the first major misstep of her 2020 candidacy. Prominent Native Americans had criticized the move for its reliance on DNA technology, which many tribes reject on principle and say inappropriately links tribal status to a person’s genes.“Senator Warren has reached out to us and has apologized to the tribe,” Cherokee Nation spokeswoman Julie Hubbard says in a statement first reported by The Intercept. “We are encouraged by this dialogue and understanding that being a Cherokee Nation tribal citizen is rooted in centuries of culture and laws not through DNA tests. We are encouraged by her action and hope that the slurs and mockery of tribal citizens and Indian history and heritage will now come to an end.”The New York Times reports Warren called Bill John Baker, principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, on Thursday. Warren’s campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The news comes as Warren’s campaign has said she will make a major announcement on February 9, widely expected to be the formal launch of her campaign (right now it’s technically an “exploratory committee”).Among all the reasons the DNA test might have been a bad idea, it definitely did not succeed at making the issue disappear. Trump has not backed down from his obsession with the question of Warren’s Native status, and relishes bringing it up and referring to her by the intentionally offensive nickname “Pocahontas,” even though tribal leaders have pleaded with him to stop. Recent Trump tweets on the subject include a “1/2020th” meme that mocked her relatively small portion of Native blood, as well as another suggesting she give a speech “from Bighorn or Wounded Knee.”Howard Schultz, the billionaire and former Starbuck’s CEO who is mulling a run for president as an independent, sparked controversy after he shared and then deleted an article on Twitter that referred to Warren as “Fauxcahontas.” Printcenter_img Politics Elizabeth Warren to Cherokee Nation: I’m Sorry about the DNA Test She reportedly called tribal leaders to apologize. By Spencer Buell· Sign up for Boston Daily. News. Commentary. Every day.*last_img read more