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#Breaking144 – A community programme of events to commemorate the death of Michael Collins 100 years ago will reach its height in Clonakilty, Co Cork this weekend.


“The parade will be followed by a wreath laying ceremony by members of the Cork County GAA board on behalf of all Cork clubs, as well as band recitals, a symposium on Michael Colllins’ life and an open evening at the Michael Collins House Museum on Emmet Square.”

Published: Aug.20: 2022: https://t.co/MoxzOytb0t

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#Breaking144 – A priest is leading plans for a community ‘climate action park’ on church land in Aughrim, Co Galway


“Reverend John Godfrey is the rector of the Aughrim and Creagh Parish Union and he hopes the park will engage the local community with the issues of climate change and biodiversity loss.”

Published: Aug.20: 2022: https://t.co/yQdfGHAQK3

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#Breaking144 – Cannabis Trial is going on sale in pharmacies in Switzerland as part of new research into reg ulation of the drug. 


“Health officials hope the trial — which gets underway on September 15 — will address political questions about the possible regulation of cannabis, which is illegal in Switzerland except for medical exceptions. ”

Published: Aug.20: 2022: https://t.co/hGUtp21GrG

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#Breaking144 – G20 Summit: Indonesia claims that the leaders of Russia and China have confirmed that they ’ll attend the event in person


“Indonesian President Joko Widodo has said that Russia’s leader Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have confirmed that they’ll be personally attending the G20 summit in Bali this November.”

Published: Aug.20: 2022: https://www.rt.com/

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#Breaking144 – German authorities plan to prioritise passage to trains carrying coal, oil and gas during energy crisis Welt Newspaper reports citing draft bill


BERLIN (Sputnik) – The German authorities plan to grant priority passage to trains carrying coal, oil and gas in the conditions of the energy crisis, whereas usually priority is given to passenger trains, the Welt newspaper reported, citing a draft bill.

Published: Aug.20: 2022: https://ift.tt/S9BPNci

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#Breaking144 – The Montenegrin government fell in a no-confidence vote early Saturday that followed a rift over relations with the powerful Serbian Orthodox Church.


“Lawmakers voted 50-1 to oust the government of Prime Minister Dritan Abazovic just weeks after he signed an agreement regulating the position of the Serbian church in Montenegro.”

Published: Aug.20: 2022: https://t.co/cAJoBtiD98

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#Breaking144 – China (AP) — Hundreds of persimmon trees that should be loaded with yellow fruit lie wilted in Gan Bingdong’s greenhouse in southwestern China, adding to mounting farm losses in a scorc hing summer that is the country’s driest in six decades.


“Gan’s farm south of the industrial metropolis of Chongqing lost half its vegetable crop in heat as high as 41 degrees Celsius (106 Fahrenheit) and a drought that has shrunk the giant Yangtze River and wilted crops across central China.”

Published: Aug.20: 2022: https://t.co/GFYMoyH0s5

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#Breaking144 – TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese chemical tanker ship crashed into a cargo ship off the coast of southwestern Japan, the coast guard said Saturday.


“No one was injured among the six Japanese crew members aboard the tanker Ryoshinmaru and 14 Chinese crew members aboard the Belize-registered cargo ship Xin Hai 99.”

Published: Aug.20: 2022: https://t.co/Fa6U5fUpGp