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16 Polling Stations in Donegal are inaccessible to wheelchair users

first_img WhatsApp 16 Polling Stations in Donegal are inaccessible to wheelchair users Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest WhatsApp A Disability Campaigner in Donegal says a national assessment of Polling Stations has shown 16 stations in Donegal deemed to be inaccessible to wheelchair users.Frank Larkin says the affected stations are in all areas of the county, and in those areas, people are effectively being denied their democratic right to cast their vote on polling day.Mr Larkin says people are being told they have the right to apply for a postal vote, but that in itself can be exclusionary, and is not an acceptable long term solution…………Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Elections 2020Homepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img By News Highland – January 21, 2020 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleEyebrows raised as “Vote Pringle” posters appear in StrabaneNext article17 people awaiting in-patient beds at LUH News Highland Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Google+last_img read more

Hundreds of jobs to be created in Omagh by Tesco Superstore

first_img Pinterest Hundreds of jobs to be created in Omagh by Tesco Superstore Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Facebook Google+ Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – September 19, 2011 center_img Pinterest Previous articleDerry City manager Stephen Kenny fined in court for speedingNext articleIFA Chairman warns of rise in cattle thefts News Highland Google+ WhatsApp Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Hundreds of jobs are to be created in Co Tyrone as part of the Opportunity Omagh development, which is set to include a Tesco superstore.Planning permission at a 37-acre site on the Derry Road was granted last summer and is to include leisure, offices, business start up units, primary healthcare, petrol filling station, hotel and sports facilities.The land is being developed by Emerald Holdings, part of the Orana Group which is also behind a number of retail parks across the UK, including the Sainsburys store at Crescent Link in Derry.West Tyrone MP, Pat Doherty said this development is massive for Omagh……[podcast][/podcast] Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Newslast_img read more

State Wildlife Officials Want You to Go Fish

first_img Share For Whom The Bell Rings Add to My List In My List The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) really wants you to go fish, so it has beefed up its fishing tackle loaner program.You can now borrow fishing tackle, for free, at 25 different state parks and historic sites.The state’s sports fish restoration program makes it possible according to Melissa Cummings of the DNR’s wildlife resources division. “It’s a program that allows funds that come from a federal excise tax that’s placed on fishing equipment and related items to fishing equipment,” says Cummings. “And then those are directed back to benefit recreational anglers. And the way that money comes to Georgia is based on things like paid sporting licenses.”The loaner tackle is free, but you will have to pay for a license. A three-day fishing license currently costs $3.50. If you are under 16 years of age, the license is free.You can find out which sites are participating at Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Related Stories ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more

MARTA CEO Says Recently Approved Bills Will Help Agency Improve

first_img For Whom The Bell Rings State lawmakers passed two MARTA-related bills this year. MARTA CEO Keith Parker said the bills will help the transit agency improve and attributed their passage to a stronger relationship between MARTA and state lawmakers. “The most important piece is what’s not in the legislation and what’s not in there are additional mandates and oversight requirements and additional regulations that would make it difficult in some cases to run the agency as the leadership of the board and as the staff leadership sees fit,” said Parker.Last year, Republican lawmakers unsuccessfully pushed a bill that would have privatized certain MARTA functions. That proposal didn’t resurface.Instead, MARTA was given greater flexibility to bid out work to private companies and a spending mandate was lifted for three years. The spending rule, commonly referred to as the 50/50 split, requires MARTA use half it funds on operations and the other half on infrastructure.Parker applauded the changes, but says he’ll continue advocating for the permanent removal of the 50/50 mandate.“There are going to be lean years where we may want to do some things and have all the flexibility available to us to adjust to whatever the business climate requires and having a mandate like this can sometimes get in the way,” said Parker.A more controversial change deals with the collective bargaining process.Currently, if MARTA management and its workers can’t reach a labor agreement, the process eventually calls for a neutral arbitrator to settle the differences. But under the new legislation, labor disputes would be ultimately resolved by a judge statutorily required to consider MARTA’s long-term budget plan.MARTA’s union blasted the move, saying it puts workers at a disadvantage in ongoing contract negotiations. But Parker disagrees.“The piece in there that the judge should take into account…effectively the financial situation that MARTA’s in…that makes sense,” said Parker. “I imagine any judge or any arbitrator would make sure that the agency could financially afford anything that it’s trying to advocate in terms of overall compensation, benefits, and so forth.”Additionally under the legislation, some power to appoint MARTA’s board would be shifted from the Fulton and DeKalb County Commissions to a group of mayors in those counties. Parker says it’s unclear what effect that will have, but pledged to work productively with whomever is on the board.Meanwhile, state lawmakers also passed a bill that would allow Clayton County to hold a referendum on raising its sales tax to join MARTA. In an opinion piece for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Parker said the prospect of a Clayton referendum is welcome news to transit supporters.  “Since the 2010 demise of Clayton’s C-Tran bus service, public calls for new transit service have been mounting,” wrote Parker. “I personally receive constant comments about the need for Clayton to join MARTA.”Both bills must still be approved by the governor. ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party Related Stories Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Add to My List In My List Sharelast_img read more

‘The water is open’ for NPD as blueseventy welcomes Roque Santos

first_imgblueseventy has reappointed Olympic swimmer, Roque Santos. The USA Olympian will specifically lead the development and global sales of pool swimwear, but will also be on hand to provide valuable input to triathlon product development.Santos is based in California and is actively engaged in ‘the world’s coolest swimming community’. His passion for the sport and detailed industry experience will be invaluable to blueseventy. Santos represented USA at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, specialising in the 200m breast stroke. He was a seven-time NCAA All-American swimmer at University of California, Berkeley.Since retiring from elite swimming he’s been actively engaged in the swimwear industry and continued his passion as a world record breaking masters swimmer. His wife, children and wider family are also swimmers. It is this love of swimming that makes him an ideal choice for blueseventy.The brand has developed from a passion for the water and developing equipment that allows swimmers to enjoy it even in the harshest of conditions.Roque Santos said “I’m looking forward to working with the small, but very passionate team to drive things forward, primarily in the pool but also in triathlon. I’ve tested some exiting new triathlon gear and we’ve arrived at a few products that will suit triathletes, open water swimmers and pool swimmers alike.“It’s no coincidence that the latest pool racing suit, the nero14, is selling out globally and I’m looking forward to what we can achieve this year and in the future.”blueseventy, aptly named to reference 70% of the earth covered in water, is a world leader in triathlon and open water wetsuits, swimskins and goggles. Since 1993, the Seattle-based company has designed, tested, refined and crafted products ‘using superior materials and revolutionary details that equate to comfort, freedom from restriction and ultimately a competitive advantage in the water.’blueseventy products have instilled confidence in beginners as well as carried world-class athletes to victory. blueseventy products can be found in more than 250 retail locations across the US and in 30 Relatedlast_img read more

Obituary: Jon Economou

first_imgJon signed as an apprentice aged 16 and at 17 he was awarded a three-year professional contract. He struggled to gain a first team place until fate intervened in February 1982, when eight senior players, the Ashton Gate Eight, tore up their contracts as a necessary part of saving the club in its financial crisis.Jon made his League debut in the next game at home against Fulham, alongside three fellow youth team players also making their debuts – Mark Smith, Wayne Bray and Rob Newman. One year later Jon recalled: “The Fulham game remains one of my most memorable. The atmosphere was fantastic and the thrill was only matched by my first league goal against Gillingham later in the season.”Jon would go on to make 62 league appearances for Bristol City – three as a substitute – scoring three goals. After leaving Ashton Gate, Jon joined up with former team mate Gerry Gow, then managing at Yeovil Town, followed by Forest Green Rovers, Weston-super-Mare, Gloucester City, Minehead – then managed by another former teammate, Chris Garland – and Devizes Town.In 2013, Jon underwent lengthy surgery for a malignant tumour and had undergone many medical procedures since. He leaves behind partner Mandi and daughters Hayley and Gemma.last_img read more

Mabprachan Thursday Pool League

first_imgResults & Standings March 2 (week 20)Results: Blue Moonies 4 v 11 Family Inn, Diva Sport 3 v 12 GB Bar, Honeypot 11 v 4 Mary Lou’s, Moonies Magnet 8 v 7 Pride, Niftys 6 v 9 Moonies Kitchen, Old Bill CID 8 v 7 Diva Angelslast_img

The close shave draws closer

first_imgBy Russell Bennett If women battling breast cancer can lose their breasts in the fight of their lives, Eddie Lewis…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Cardinia paramedics rise to meet record demand

first_imgAmbulance response times within Cardinia continue to improve, with Code 1 calls arriving in an average 12 minutes and 34…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Jessica Anstice last_img

Galway Athletics Report

first_imgCeltic Games Many of County Galway best up and coming young athletes represented Ireland at the Celtic Games  in Santry last weekend, on either the Ireland or Irish Development squads, which competed against Wales and Scotland in a four way international match. GCH had three representatives, Lydia Doyle competed in the U18 100m hurdles and placed 4th. Aoife Sheehy and Laura Nally with Irish team mates Laura Crossan and Ella Duane were also 4th in the 4 X 400m relay at the Celtic Games, while Aoife Sheehy won the bronze medal in the U18 400m hurdles individually.Craughwell had three athletes competing also – the phenomenally talented Jerry Keary soared over 1.95m to claim victory in the U18 Boys High Jump, Chloe Casey threw the discus out to 33.39m to claim a new PB and club record and silver medal in the U16 Girls Discus, and Laura Cunningham leaped 10.59m to take 4th place in the U18 Girls Triple Jump. Daniel Callanan-Forde of Loughrea AC leaped 12.73m to take the bronze medal in the U18 Boys Triple Jump.center_img European Masters Athletics ChampionshipsThe final week of competition at the European Masters in Denmark, saw Sean McDermott of Castlegar Ac place seventh in his heat of the M40 800m with a fast 2.13 time while Ian Egan of Tuam AC competed in the M50 Half marathon, running 1hr 33mins.GCH athletes Aoife Sheehy, Laura Nally, Lydia DoyleRyan McNelis Athenry AC with Laura Cunningham CraughwellLaura Cunningham, Jerry Keary, Daniel Callanan Forde.Craughwell athletes Chloe Casey, Jerry Keary, Laura Cunningham,print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Motorsport Ireland Weekend Roundup

first_imgIn a dramatic finish to the season which began last September, the duel for the Hewison Trophy Autotest Championship ended yesterday in a tie, with the two protagonists equal on points after 12 counting rounds, and as they had identical scores event by event, the tie-deciding regulation was unable to separate them. Defending title holder Ian White from Kilkenny and his challenger, Meath’s Guy Foster, were level on points as they went into the final doubleheader weekend organised by Carrick-on-Suir Motor Club in Waterford city, and they scored a win and a second place each, with White opening the battle by taking a 3.8 second victory on Saturday. However, yesterday started badly for the Kilkenny man, with a mistake on the opening test costing him six seconds to Foster, and he was never able to recover from this, although he did manage to reduce the gap to 2.2 by the finish. Local Waterford driver Paddy Power finished third on Saturday, almost 40 seconds behind the lead battle, while Darren Quille from Kildare took that position yesterday. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

South Africa to start digital migration

first_img21 May 2015A massive public awareness campaign on digital migration will be undertaken in the coming few weeks, according to Communications Minister Faith Muthambi.“The [Department of Communications] will be launching a focused public awareness campaign in the next four weeks. R22 million has been identified to enable the implementation of the broadcasting digital migration awareness campaign. Key messages have been developed. We will work with our local traditional leaders in implementing the digital migration awareness campaign,” she said.Muthambi was delivering her 2015/16 budget vote in the Old Assembly Chamber in Parliament yesterday.The broadcasting digital migration programme remained a flagship programme for her department, she said, adding that she would do all she could to ensure that the migration process began in the second quarter of this financial year.However, Muthambi admitted that the country would not meet the international deadline to migrate from analogue to digital. “We are mindful of the fact that the country will not meet the 17 June 2015 analogue switch off date as set by the International Telecommunications Union. We are ready to consult with [the] Cabinet on the digital signal switch-on date.”In March, the Cabinet approved the final amendments to the broadcasting digital migration policy, which unlocks the project to enable its implementation. It also agreed that the government must provide free set top boxes to five million poor households that have television sets.Radio interferenceThe minister also said her department was working to conclude and sign bilateral engagements with six neighbouring countries, namely: Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe, to minimise cross-border radio frequency spectrum interference.The government had prioritised South African communities along the borders for the distribution of set top boxes in order to mitigate any potential frequency spectrum interferences.“We anticipate to expedite the rollout of set top boxes to be completed in the coming 18 to 24 months so that we can switch off analogue signal and begin to realise the benefits of the digital dividend to allow for the rollout of wireless broadband services,” she said.Department establishedIn addition, “the process to establish the Department of Communications has been completed”.“We are committed to create an enabling environment for the provision of inclusive communication services to all South Africans in a manner that promotes socioeconomic development and investment through broadcasting, new media, print media and other new technologies, and brand the country locally and internationally.”According to the Statistics South Africa General Household Survey 2013, South Africa has 12 million TV-owning households, of which 62% rely solely on free-to-air broadcasting services; the remaining 38% rely on pay services.TransformationTransformation of the media industry, especially the print media in South Africa, was slow, and little had changed since 1994 when Times Media, Naspers, Caxton and Argus were the big four media houses, Muthambi said.“We do acknowledge that there is a significant number of community media players, thanks to the Media Development and Diversity Agency of South Africa. Transformation of the media remains at the apex of our priorities for this current financial year.”Work was under way to finalise the media transformation policy. “As part of finalising this policy, we will also investigate the possibility of pooling government media assets with a view to support the creation of a black-owned media house in the country.”Community mediaDeputy Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams said it was important for the government to support community media in order to ensure they were able to sustain themselves. She was speaking to journalism students from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology on 19 May, ahead of her department’s Budget Vote in Parliament.As the debate on media transformation continued, it was crucial for community radio, TV and newspapers to get support from local government, she said.The department, which subsidised community media through the Media Diversity and Development Agency, recently announced that to offer support, it was looking at setting aside 30% of its advertising to the sector.It would also mobilise local municipalities to re-channel most of their advertising that related to local communities to community media instead of placing it in national media.Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

The August 2018 issue of LPM Online is Focused On ORC

first_imgThis edition of LPM Online is focused on organized retail crime (ORC). Here’s a look at the articles in this issue. Please don’t skip over the advertisements and sponsored content that make this publication possible.Top ORC Units Use Open‑Source Intelligence to Close Cases LPM’s Garett Seivold looks at retailers and law enforcement that are using open‑source intelligence investigative techniques to connect the dots to identify offenders and close cases more quickly.Gift Cards Have Become a Common Currency for ORC Jacque Brittain, LPC, examines how thieves are exploiting retail return policies to receive gift cards that are easily sold online or used in drug transactions.- Sponsor – Inside the ORC‑Opioid Connection Does if matter if offenders are stealing to get money to score drugs rather than to pocket cash? We have insights from the Michigan State Police, Ben Dugan from CVS Health, and Walter Palmer.How ORC Fuels Human Trafficking Tom Meehan, CFI, examines the ties between ORC and forced prostitution and how investigators can recognize possible human trafficking when interviewing ORC suspects.Facing a Whale of a Problem, ORCAs Provide Some Answers ORC associations provide a valuable resource for both retailers and law enforcement. Jacque Brittain, LPC, lists ways for ORCAs to better serve their members who are on the front line fighting ORC.5 Things Loss Prevention Professionals Can Do to Impact Retail Crime Karl Langhorst, CPP, CFI, provides some practical advice for local loss prevention personnel to better partner with law enforcement and prosecutors in the fight against ORC and shoplifting.If you’ve missed any of our previous LPM Online editions, go to the Archives. Be sure to become an LPM digital subscriber, so you are the first to know when new issues are available. If you haven’t already, sign up on the SUBSCRIBE NOW page. If you would like a free subscription to our award‑winning print magazine, go to Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

More African-American heritage trail markers to be unveiled Wednesday

first_imgOfficials on Wednesday afternoon are set to reveal some more markers on the city’s new African-American heritage trail.The two-mile trail in central Columbia will note several key cultural places for blacks historically in Columbia, like the Sharp End Business District.Organizers showed off six of the 13 markers last Wednesday.last_img

How Healthcare Technology Can Make a Difference in Developing Countries

first_imgBelow is a guest blog from Narayan Sundararajan, global healthcare program manager at Intel, who attended last month’s Global Midwifery Symposium. Think about this: pre-eclampsia/eclampsia, post-partum hemorrhage and prolonged and obstructed labor together account for more than 50 percent of all maternal deaths in developing countries. That’s why the Second Global Midwifery Symposium in Kuala Lumpur last month was so important for introducing strategies to strengthen healthcare in developing regions.One of the biggest strategies is introducing technology to the process. A workshop that Intel participated in with UNFPA, WHO and JHPIEGO launched three key e-learning modules for training frontline healthcare workers and midwives on life-saving skills. The energy, passion and vibe from the participants during the training and workshop was tremendous; they all really want to make a positive difference in the world. During the session, around 70 midwives, frontline health workers and others from more than 25 countries were trained on how to use the skoool™ healthcare education platform. The open access, no charge license e-learning application can be used both offline and online, and can house various types of content formats including the three modules on pre-eclampsia/eclampsia, post-partum hemorrhage and prolonged and obstructed labor with associated quizzes. Each participant’s laptop was loaded with the platform and modules to take back to their respective countries. The sponsoring organizations challenged each of them to see how they could incorporate such a platform and modules in their own country’s health system to bridge the gap between lack of facilities and trainers and critical shortage of health workers. In addition to the workshop, I gave an overview presentation on innovations as strategies and made the following key points: • Innovation is defined as something new, fresh or improved but that creates value. And, it is important to understand where your innovation falls in the spectrum of incremental, modular, architectural or radical innovation and what the value it creates is. • Doing that is not just a theoretical exercise but allows self-introspection on its novelty, the potential impact it will have and most importantly, the obstacles or roadblocks that will be faced and need to be overcome for its successful implementation and scaling.• Traditionally, governments and development agencies are more comfortable with incremental innovations whereas more examples of radical innovations are found in the private sector. Hence, public private collaboration is a key to encouraging radical innovations that have tremendous impact.A four-way collaboration between Intel, UNFPA, JHPIEGO and WHO is an example of a radical innovation that has the power to transform healthcare access, quality and cost as it exists now and in particular, revamp healthcare education and training as it is delivered today. That’s why innovation is no longer a choice, and applying technologically innovative solutions to address big problems in maternal and child health is an imperative. What do you think?last_img read more

I can send Mayawati to jail any day: Mulayam Singh Yadav

first_imgBuzz of the WeekA cabinet reshuffle is likely to induct Ambika Soni, A.K. Antony, Gurudas Kamath, apart from Satish Sharma and one of the two aiming for the Sports Ministry-Suresh Kalmadi and Mukul Wasnik. “I am not for meditation, but for agitation. I meditate only to become a more dedicated,Buzz of the WeekA cabinet reshuffle is likely to induct Ambika Soni, A.K. Antony, Gurudas Kamath, apart from Satish Sharma and one of the two aiming for the Sports Ministry-Suresh Kalmadi and Mukul Wasnik.”I am not for meditation, but for agitation. I meditate only to become a more dedicated politician. I can’t ever imagine leaving politics.” Uma Bharati, BJP National Executive member”India has gone from being the world’s No.1 worry to being the world’s No.1 marvel.” Bill Clinton, former US President, on India’s efforts in combating AIDs”The media twisted my statement. I never extended a hand of friendship to Sharad Pawar.” Bal Thackeray, Shiv Sena supremo”I can send her to jail any day. But I have not as yet decided to pay Mayawati back.” Mulayam Singh Yadav, Uttar Pradesh chief minister, on his bete noire and BSP chief”If you look at the modelling industry, everyone wants to go to a fashion show to look at the women. Men want to see female models and so do the women.” Diana Hayden, actor and former modellast_img read more