Council calls for moratorium on windfarm developments pending new guidelines

first_img WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Council calls for moratorium on windfarm developments pending new guidelines Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Pinterest Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programmecenter_img By admin – April 13, 2015 Twitter A Donegal County Councillor has called for a freeze on granting planning permissions on windfarms until new guidlines are adopted.Cllr Gary Doherty says the increasing size of turbines being proposed means the guidlines in exsistence are not fit for purpose.The Council passed a motion today calling on the Environment Minister to introduce a moratorium on the granting of planning permission to developers until a review of planning guidelines is carried out.Cllr Doherty told Highland Radio News that he is part of a cross border network which will see similar motions in councils on both sides of the border, with the hope of meeting both environment ministers sooner rather than later…………Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Previous articleDurkan says further rail delay will cause ‘consternation and frustration’Next articleFailte Ireland boss says latest tourism survey findings are very encouraging admin last_img read more

West Donegal councillor questions claims of economic recovery

Google+ Homepage BannerNews Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Facebook A Donegal County Councillor is questioning the government’s claim that Donegal is well into the recovery stage following the announcement of a significant increase in IDA supported jobs last year.Figures published show a total of 311 additional IDA supported jobs were created in 2015 in the county with Fine Gael stating it’s proof Government policy is working.However, Cllr Micheál Choilm Mac Giolla Easbuig has claimed this isn’t the case and the idea of a recovery in Donegal is false…….. Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By admin – January 20, 2016 Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal WhatsApp Previous articleUpdate – Two hikers successfully rescued on Muckish in thick fogNext articleMc Conalogue says education in Donegal will be a priority for FF admin HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week WhatsApp Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released West Donegal councillor questions claims of economic recovery Facebook Google+ Pinterest read more

Derry man in court on ‘Gothic horror weapon’ charges

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire A 47 year old Derry man has been remanded in custody for possessing what a judge described as a ‘Gothic horror weapon’, namely a claw hammer with nails welded onto it.Philip Murray,of 10, Shearwater Way in Derry appeared at the local Magistrate’s Court charged with possessing the hammer and a two foot long Samurai sword.He was also accussed of three assaults, resisting police,  and disorderly behaviour all of which were alleged to have occurred on September 3.The court was told that police were called to the Lincoln Court area of the Waterside after reports that a man had been Tasered.When they arrived they saw three males fighting on the ground. Murray was observed to be one of them and he had the hammer in his hand.CS spray was used to break up the fight and a police officer said Murray raised the hammer towards police but was restrained. After he was arrested, and later told police he was only defending his home.When police searched his house they found a collection of machete type knives and a Taser box.Murray admitted possessing the weapons but said there had been a crowd outside his home and he was defending himself. However, a defence solicitor said he had not, unfortunately, phoned the police.District Judge Barney McElholm said if there was a crowd of 15 or so outside his house, he would phone the police.He refused Murray bail on the grounds that he may interfere with witnesses and cause further offences, and  remanded him in custody to appear again on September 29. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp By News Highland – September 6, 2011 center_img Pinterest Twitter Derry man in court on ‘Gothic horror weapon’ charges Newsx Adverts Facebook Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleGAA – Donegal Championship Semi Final’s This SundayNext articlePearse Doherty TD backs calls for a Sinn Fein presidential candidate News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th last_img read more

Man arrested in Derry as Mc Cauley murder probe intensifies

first_img WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Google+ Police in Derry have arrested a 24-year-old man on suspicion of the murder of Paul Mc Cauley.Mr McCauley, who was 38,  died last month in a care facility, nine years after he was severely beaten in a sectarian attack while attending a barbeque in the Chapel Road area.The suspect was arrested in the Fountain area this morning.The investigation into the attack, which involved around 15 people, has been stepped up since Mr Mc Cauley’s death  in June. Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Twitter By admin – July 16, 2015 center_img Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleGAA Programme “Ulster Final Special” – 15/07/15Next articleDonegal – Dublin air service records year on year growth of 11% admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested in Derry as Mc Cauley murder probe intensifies Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic last_img read more

Of Covid-19 And Stigma Attached To It

first_imgColumnsOf Covid-19 And Stigma Attached To It Mehvish Ashraf17 May 2020 2:00 AMShare This – xAs the world is fighting the deadly Covid-19, what we may be missing out in the battle is a far greater threat than the virus itself – the stigma associated with it. The hard reality is that every time a contagion strikes the humankind, it is inevitably followed by stigmatization of the disease. Such instances have been witnessed since times immemorial, the most recent example being…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginAs the world is fighting the deadly Covid-19, what we may be missing out in the battle is a far greater threat than the virus itself – the stigma associated with it. The hard reality is that every time a contagion strikes the humankind, it is inevitably followed by stigmatization of the disease. Such instances have been witnessed since times immemorial, the most recent example being the outbreak of SARS in 2002 and H1N1 in 2009. Stigma, as per Goffman, is the “disapproval of, or discrimination against, a person based on perceivable social characteristics that serve to distinguish them from other members of a society”. Heath related stigma can be identified with a range of health conditions such as HIV/AIDS, Leprosy, Tuberculosis and most of the skin and mental health related diseases. The novel coronavirus disease is also accompanied with the similar threat. Likewise, a Covid-19 patient may have to face the brunt of the society even after he has completely recovered from the illness. He may experience social avoidance, verbal abuse, discrimination in the form of denial of services such as housing, employment, healthcare, and in some cases, even physical violence. This may take a heavy toll on his physical and mental health, thereby increasing his vulnerability to conditions such as elevated depression, anxiety and substance use. Public health research shows that after the outbreak of Ebola in South Africa, the survivors had to face eviction by the landlords, loss of jobs, abandonment and even physical violence affecting them mentally and psychologically. Similar observations were made during the studies on SARS and H1N1. Even in the context of coronavirus, we witnessed several cases of suicides across the country by individuals after they were suspected of the disease. It is certainly not the disease itself that drives a person to end up his life but the consequences that might follow: the social unacceptance and rejection. It’s worthwhile to note here that stigma associated with a health condition also impedes the process of treatment and containment of the disease. Same rings true of the deadly coronavirus disease. Owing to the fear of the stigma that may follow after a person is diagnosed with the disease, he is less likely to report to the health care officials or get tested resulting in the worsening condition of the individual and further spread of the disease. Recently, Dr Randeep Guleria, Director of AIIMS-Delhi, expressed a similar concern urging the public to sympathise with the patients and not to stigmatise the illness. He asserted that the rise in mortality rate could be attributed to the delay in reporting of the cases which in turn is the result of stigma attached to it. There have been also reports of instances of violence against the suspects of Covid-19. Reportedly, a 34 year old man in Mumbai died after he was attacked on the suspicion of being a Covid-19 patient. In an unfortunate incident in Kerala, a man after recovering from the disease was abandoned by his family. Several instances of harassment and discrimination have been reported from Jammu and Kashmir where people are being denied the basic amenities merely on the ground that they previously had the disease. In one such instance, a recovered Covid-19 patient was refused consultation by a dentist for the similar reasons. In another case, a person was refused a broadband internet connection. Another recovered patient is reported to have faced harassment and inappropriate behaviour while buying a gas cylinder. Not just during their lifetime, the patients are robbed of their dignity even after their death. Every now and then, we come across some news reports about how people resist the burial or cremation of the people who die of the coronavirus. However, it’s not just the patient who experiences such a discriminatory attitude, but extends to the persons who have an association with the patient such as the health care providers and the family members of the patient. The recent instances of the healthcare providers being ostracised is not unknown to us. All such incidents are illustrative of how the problem of health related stigma is deeply rooted in our society and how badly it demands attention. The stigma associated with a disease can be as fatal as the disease itself. It is as bad as any other form of discrimination such as racism, sexism etc. It is, therefore, imperative that the government makes a serious intervention to address the issue. While the government has come to the rescue of the health care providers by affording them protection by way of the Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020, nothing has been yet done for the protection of Covid-19 patients and their family who may have to face several challenges even after the recovery such as eviction by landlords, harassment, physical violence, loss of jobs etc. While there are certain laws in place such as HIV/AIDS (Prevention and Control Act), 2017, and Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 aimed at eliminating the stigma associated with such diseases, there is no such protection available to the patients after their recovery from a contagious disease such as Covid-19. In countries such as Australia, Brazil, Bolvia and UK, such cases are dealt under anti-discrimination laws which operate even against private individuals. Unfortunately, India lacks such a legislation. It’s the absence of such laws that fosters discriminatory behaviour, thus fuelling social inequality. The U.N has repeatedly showed resistance to health related stigmatization and emphasized upon the need for the countries to undertake strict measures to curb the same. In this backdrop, it is critical to have a clear legislative or policy framework in this regard. Besides, education plays an important role in dispelling the stereotypes. The main cause of the stigmatization of a disease is the misinformation or lack of information as to its cause and transmission. Researches conducted during the SARS breakout reveal that a considerable number of the respondents believed that the patients were infectious even 18 months after their recovery and that any sort of contact with them would transmit the disease. Such is the impact of disinformation about a disease. It is, therefore, imperative to sensitize the masses as to the “real” dangers of the disease and debunk the myths surrounding it. Media and health care staff can play a crucial role in this regard. Corporations should frame antidiscrimination policies and create a healthy environment ensuring the employees of their job security after they recover from Covid-19. Lastly, there is a need for realization at the individual level that this disease can affect anybody. One needs to be empathetic towards such patients, their family and those at the frontline such as health care officials and other agencies, discourage stigmatic behaviour and language and stand up for the dignity of such individuals. Although the fear of contracting the disease is understandable, the stereotypes created by the society are not. As they say, “the virus does not discriminate, nor should we”.(Views Are Personal Only) Mehvish Ashraf is a doctoral candidate at faculty of law, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi Next Storylast_img read more

Arts center honors Gibson

first_imgSkip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “If it were not for Mack, we would not be sitting here and in this position of expansion,” Pritchett said. “He is leading us in our New Decade of Vision, which includes the renovation of the Johnson Center Annex to include classroom space for youth and adults in the areas of music, pottery and artwork.“We appreciate Mack and we do thank him.”The board also welcomed three new members, Mayor Jason A. Reeves, Dr. Walter Givhan and Steve Flowers. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel You Might Like SAEC hosts annual meeting More than 1,000 chairs were set up for the 2014 Annual Membership Meeting of South Alabama Electric Cooperative at Cattleman… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Arts center honors Gibson Book Nook to reopen “We are excited and honored to welcome our new board members,” Pritchett said. “They all share the board’s vision for the arts in our community and they will be instrumental in that vision becoming reality.”Pritchett said Reeves has a progressive vision for the revitalization of downtown Troy and how the arts can be a part of that.“Mayor Reeves realizes that a cultural arts center is instrumental for economic development, expansion and growth,” she said.“Dr, Givhan is the senior vice chancellor for advancement and economic development at Troy University. He has an interest in the arts that has been expanded through his extensive travels with the Air Force. His membership on the board will be pivotal to a strong community relationship with Troy University. We look forward to various collaboration projects with the university.” Published 3:00 am Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Flowers’ many years in politics as a television and radio annalist and as a syndicated columnist will be beneficial to the Johnson Center board, Pritchett said.“Steve’s background as a state representative brings a knowledge of state funding for the arts to the board and for the continual funding of the arts,” Pritchett said. “He has an interest in the arts and recognizes the importance of the arts for our community.”The retreat featured two guest speakers, Pam Allen, chair of the Troy University art and design department, and Martha Lockett, executive director of Arts Revive in Selma.Allen said Troy University has a vision of collaboration between the university and the Johnson Center.“That collaboration will bring art endeavors to Troy and various arts training and opportunities to the Troy University and Troy communities,” Pritchett said. “Martha Lockett talked with us about the grassroots efforts, Arts Revive, that is underway in Selma to revitalize their downtown area. Arts Revive has recently completed the renovation of one building as an arts center and has purchased three empty buildings for future revitalization efforts.”Pritchett said Arts Revive has received more than $300,000 in grant funding for its revitalization projects.“It was inspiring to hear what they are accomplishing in Selma and their vision for what could happen in their downtown,” she said.“With our Decade of Vision, we, too, can accomplish great things.” By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories By Blood Sugar Blaster Mack Gibson was honored for his 12 years as chairman of the Johnson Center for the Arts Board of Directors at the board’s annual retreat Monday at the Troy Airport.“Mack is the only chairman the board has had and, if it were not for him, the Johnson Center would not be where it is today,” said Vicki Pritchett, Johnson Center executive director. “Mack was pivotal in getting the Johnson Center renovated and he has been our number one fundraiser. Through fundraising, we can maintain free admission to the arts center and continue to offer extensive arts exhibits.”Pritchett said Gibson has been selfless in his commitment to the Johnson Center and to the arts in Troy. Print Article Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)last_img read more

OnTheMarket targets independent agents as it launches war with ZPG

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » OnTheMarket targets independent agents as it launches war with ZPG previous nextMarketingOnTheMarket targets independent agents as it launches war with ZPGThe portal has told the City today that it intends to target smaller agents as part of its growth strategy as it takes on Zoopla with its new multi-million pound war chest.Nigel Lewis16th February 201801,557 Views OnTheMarket has come out fighting five days after its stock market flotation, telling its new City backers that the company is to target independent agents and has already signed up 81, with more in the pipeline.“The estate agent sector is highly local in character and early indications are that we are on track in terms of creating local momentum in the marketplace up and down the UK,” says Ian Springett, CEO of OTM.“The core proposition of the business remains the creation of an agent-backed, full-scale property portal to disrupt what is otherwise a duopoly of Rightmove and Zoopla by offering a premier search experience to consumers whilst charging sustainably fair prices to agents.”But the portal also says it is targeting larger estate agency groups and has already to signed up its first a to five-year deal since launching on the AIM stock market.This is the 18-branch agency Butters John Bee which, as well as signing up to OTM, has withdrawn its listings from ZPG’s portals.The agency, which has branches across Shropshire, Cheshire, Staffordshire and the West Midlands, was bought by the SpicerHaart group in September last year.Butters John Bee is essentially now aligning itself with the rest of SpicerHaart, which has a track record of support for OTM and doesn’t list on ZPG portals.“We are delighted to be joining OnTheMarket as we have been watching its growth and are highly supportive of its agent-backed model,” says James Beardmore, Managing Director of Butters John Bee (pictured, left).“Becoming part of Spicerhaart Group has been a very exciting time for us as it means we will be able to offer additional services to our customers and more career development opportunities, training and rewards to our 200 staff.”Paul Smith, CEO of Spicerhaart (pictured, right) commenting on the latest developments, says: “We see OnTheMarket’s fund raise and admission to AIM as excellent news, giving it the capital it needs to implement its growth strategy.“I look forward to seeing OnTheMarket growing its agent customer and property-searcher consumer bases to disrupt the cosy duopoly that has existed for too long in the property portal sector.”     Ian Springett james beardmore OnTheMarket OTM john butters bee ZPG February 16, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

North Bergen to hold food truck festival Oct. 14.

first_imgNORTH BERGEN — A food truck festival is coming to North Bergen Saturday, Oct. 14., the town has announced.Food vendors to participate include Aumm Aumm, The Corn Guy, Dark Side of the Moo, French Quarter, Milk Sugar Love, Ms. Fu’s Yummy Truck, Squeeze’d, and Waffle De Lys.The event will take place at the Food Bazaar parking lot, at 1425 Kennedy Blvd, from noon to 12 p.m. It will also feature music performances from bands including Los Ciegos Del Barrio at 1 p.m. and The Nerds at 2:30 p.m. Kids can also enjoy free face painting, popcorn, cotton candy, and refreshments. ×last_img read more

Lack of allergen info could result in ’unlimited fines’

first_imgBakeries that fail to warn customers about possible allergens in their food could face an unlimited fine, under new EU rules.From 13 December any business serving food must provide allergen information either in writing or verbally. Guidance produced by the Food Standards Agency advises that information should be “easily accessible, in a conspicuous place, easily visible and clearly legible”.Information to be included must cover all 14 chosen allergens, which include gluten, milk, eggs, nuts and sesame.Businesses are free to decide to provide the information orally on request, but are advised that if staff are responsible for giving information it must also be clearly signposted, verifiable and consistent. The guidance suggests nominating a member of staff to handle allergen enquiries.Businesses are advised to use the same recipes, keep a copy of ingredient information on labels of pre-packed foods, keep ingredients in original containers and file a copy of the labelling information. They are also urged to check deliveries and make sure all products are their usual brand.last_img read more

There Is A Robot That Presses Vinyl In 30 Seconds

first_imgVinyl is making a huge comeback, despite the accessibility of music online. Developers have figured out a way to quantify record production by inventing a robotic solution to modernize the traditional process. Everything is controllable and programmable from their new software.Chad Brown, CEO of Vinyl Technologies, Corp. explains, “Just because something is older does not make it inferior. The only difference between our records and the records from the 1970’s is that our records are flatter, and sound a little bit better.”These robots have the ability to press vinyl in about 30 seconds. Learn more about the process in the video below:[via WIRED]last_img read more