first_img Amendments to securities legislation in Nova Scotia introduced Thursday will help protect the province’s investors, the provincial government says. The changes will allow certain enforcement orders from other provincial regulators, where there has been a finding or admission of a breach of securities laws, to apply right away in Nova Scotia. IE Staff PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator Keywords Nova Scotia,  EnforcementCompanies Nova Scotia Securities Commission center_img BFI investors plead for firm’s sale Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news “The capital markets operate nationally — and internationally — and government wants to protect and inform Nova Scotian investors,” says Finance and Treasury Board Minister Randy Delorey, in a statement. “This legislation will give Nova Scotian investors immediate protection from people or companies that have violated securities laws in other provinces, and it will eliminate duplication of investigation and enforcement efforts,” he adds. The Nova Scotia Securities Commission has the authority to reciprocate orders issued by another securities regulator in Canada or by a court, however under existing law, the process can take many months, duplicate some investigation and enforcement efforts, and uses resources that could be better focused on other enforcement efforts. With these amendments, the orders issued by other provinces will automatically be in force in Nova Scotia and will enhance the ability to protect investors. Similar legislation is already in place in Alberta, and New Brunswick has introduced legislation to allow for automatic sharing The case for robo-reciprocitylast_img read more

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first_imgShare ReddIt Home Industry News Releases Beer Business Shmaltz Brewing Releases Special Edition of She’Brew Beer to Commemorate 100th Anniversary…Industry News ReleasesBeer BusinessShmaltz Brewing Releases Special Edition of She’Brew Beer to Commemorate 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in New York StateBy Press Release – March 7, 2017 53 0 Linkedin AdvertisementShmaltz Brewing Partners with Planned Parenthood and Pink Boots Society to Raise Funds for the Community Non-Profit OrganizationsClifton Park, NY — Tuesday, March 7, 2017 — Shmaltz Brewing Company ramps up for a new special release, a completely new Double IPA recipe for SHE’BREW Beer® in celebration of International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day (IWCBD; March 8, 2017). As Shmaltz turns 21 this year — the historical age at which citizens were granted the right to vote before it changed to 18 (circ. 1946) — the Upstate New York brewery commemorates the 100th Anniversary for women’s suffrage in New York State with the brewing of SHE’BREW Beer®. In the coming weeks, the sisters of Shmaltz will come from far and wide to brew a juicy, complex Double IPA with Head Brewer Richie Saunders, brewing supervisor Chris “Duffy” Dufrain, and brewer Annalise Ellis. In April 2017, SHE’BREW Beer® will nationally roll out in 4-packs and draft to the 35 states within Shmaltz’s distribution network.It was just a brief 100 years ago when women garnered the right to vote in Shmaltz’s home state of New York. In a political climate like today, where pink pussyhats are a common accessory for the modern woman, we must not forget that strong female voices weren’t always accepted. In 1917, women of all New York counties marched, picketed, and protested to have their voices heard. Courageous women from across the country picketed the White House and went door to door for over a year collecting signatures of women who demanded the right to vote. These women had chutzpah! Voting rights, and easy and affordable access to women’s health services must stay a proud American tradition.Having the right to vote, women’s health, and all human rights is as American as apple pie. To go along with this theme, Shmaltz invited Patti Wilcox and Deb Underwood from Awestruck Cider in Sydney, NY to help with the project. Awestruck will be making a companion cider utilizing some of the same hops that will be in the beer.Shmaltz will donate a portion of proceeds from SHE’BREW Beer® sales to Planned Parenthood and the Pink Boots Society scholarship fund, a global non-profit that aims to advance women in the beer business.The official photoshoot for the new SHE’BREW Beer® label commenced, appropriately, the day after President’s Day at Shmaltz Brewing on Tuesday, February 21. The Shmaltz staff was joined by multiple women from Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson, including Director of Communications Emma Corbett and Public Affairs Director Beth LeGere, Jacki Hannon and Laura Burghdurg from Eagle Beverage, Stephanie Martini from Mohawk Taproom, Heidi Knoblauch from The Plumb Bar, Brooke Taney from Slidin’ Dirty, Janis Benincasa from SUNY New Paltz Benjamin Center, Stacy Manna from Saratoga Eagle, Patti Wilcox from Awestruck Cider, and Rachel Mabb from The Ruck in Troy.Hoist this double IPA, an authentic American invention, and honor the strong women in our lives. Cheers to 100 years and beyond!About Shmaltz Brewing CompanyFounder and owner Jeremy Cowan established Shmaltz Brewing in San Francisco in 1996. The first 100 cases of He’brew Beer® were hand-bottled and delivered throughout the Bay Area from the back of his Grandmother’s Volvo. Shmaltz Brewing now sells He’brew Beer across 35 states, through 40 wholesalers and in nearly 5,000 retailers.After 17 years of being an outspoken cheerleader for contract brewing, Cowan and staff opened their own New York State production brewery in 2013 in Clifton Park, 10 minutes north of Albany. Shmaltz’s home boasts a 50-barrel brewhouse with 30,000 barrels of annual capacity and packages a diverse and tasty variety of core and seasonal favorites in 12 and 22-ounce bottles and kegs. The Shmaltz Tasting Room is open five days a week (Wed-Sun) and offers tours, barrel-aged previews, beer-to-go, and special releases.RateBeer.com ranked Shmaltz as one of the “Top 100 Brewers in the World” in 2013, and the brewery brought home 10 gold and 6 silver medals from the World Beer Championships in the past several years.For more information, please visit: www.shmaltzbrewing.comAdvertisement Facebook Pinterest TAGSConsumerShmaltz Brewing Company Twitter Email Previous articleBrands and Distribution for the 99%Next articleAfternoon Brief, March 7 Press Releaselast_img read more

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first_img Related Posts MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story By EH News Bureau on April 7, 2020 Caregivers face tremendous work-related stress, burnout due to workload, long working hours due to acute shortage of trained workforceOn the occasion of World Health Day (April 7), Godrej Interio, released an independent study: ‘Elevating Experiences, Enriching Lives’.The World Health Organisation has chosen this year to celebrate the work of nurses and midwives, and remind the world of the critical role they play in keeping the society healthy. In line with the theme, the study by Godrej Interio discusses prevalent challenges faced by the nursing forces while delivering healthcare services in the country. Caregivers face tremendous work-related stress, burnout due to workload, and long working hours due to the acute shortage of trained workforce. The job also has significant physical demands like standing for long hours, performing tasks in awkward and sustained postures, and handling patients while transferring them. This poses a high risk of musculoskeletal disorders.Nurses are on the front line every day, tending to the sick, counselling patients on their health, and working to improve processes throughout the healthcare system. Nursing care is not restricted to hospitals only. It encompasses home care nursing, industrial care nursing, community health nursing, military nursing, and other segments. However, with this expansion in the role, nurses in India are facing new challenges in their workplaces. To understand the challenges faced by nurses in detail, Godrej Interio’s research study analysed the current work environment and work pattern of the nurses in India. The study revealed that long working hours, overtime and work overload affects the physical and psychological well-being of the nurses. While more than 90 per cent of nurses have MSD (musculoskeletal disorder), 61 per cent also experienced neck pain sometimes. Most recurring pain area (51 per cent) is leg ache, followed by knee pain (51 per cent). Similarly, 51 per cent nurses complained of upper and lower back issues, 41 per cent reported to have taken leave(s) for 1-3 days whereas 7 per cent nurses have taken leaves for 4-6 days in a span of two months to manage the pain, indicating an evident productivity loss to the organisation. Anil Mathur, Chief Operating Officer, Godrej Interio, said, “Nurses form the single largest groups of health professionals. In all care-delivery settings, they have a critical role in improving care, advance health, and provide value. Nurses manage patients with intense care needs beyond hospitals and make them adapt to home or other settings. Nurses also work as health coaches, counsellors, and they handle many other roles to prevent illness and promote wellness. In response to a changed system and new responsibilities, the challenges faced by nurses must be addressed on priority. We at Godrej Interio focus on creating ergonomically designed healing environments with an emphasis on efficiency, empathy and well-being of all the healthcare teams, including nursing staff. An efficient nursing workforce will make healthcare delivery smoother, and the patients will feel safer and more secure.”Even before the onset of the pandemic, India was suffering from a shortage of two million nurses (WHO, 2019). The nurse to patient ratio for India is only around 2.1 nurses per 1000 population. The Godrej Interio study also explored the strain on the workforce due to the acute shortage of caregivers in the country.It revealed that 88 per cent of nurses work for 8-10 hours a day along with doing overtime at least twice or thrice a month. Similarly, 74 per cent of the nurses stand for more than 4-6 hours a day at a stretch, causing stress on their lower limbs. While 20 per cent of nurses reported performing double-shift duty at least twice a month, 26 per cent of nurses were requested to work on their off-days twice a month whereas 10 per cent of nurses were called on duty more than twice a month on their off-days. Godrej Interio offers multiple solutions for creating spaces which are safe, efficient and empathise with all stakeholders in healthcare space, namely patients and their relatives, doctors, nursing staff and hospital administrators. News Share Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app 90 per cent nurses in India face musculoskeletal pain: Godrej Interio study burnoutcaregiversElevating ExperiencesEnriching LivesGodrej Interiomidwivesmusculoskeletal disordermusculoskeletal painnursespsychological well-beingwork-related stressWorld Health DayWorld Health Organisation Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Comments (0) Add Comment Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Read Article Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19”last_img read more

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first_img CONTACT: ATHALIAH REYNOLDS RelatedRetired Chief of Staff testifies at Coke Enquiry Advertisements RelatedArchives Critical to Jamaica’s History Retired Chief of Staff testifies at Coke Enquiry InformationFebruary 11, 2011 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Retired Chief of Defence Staff of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), Major General Stewart Saunders, on Thursday February 10 told the Commission of Enquiry into Christopher Coke’s extradition, that his involvement in the initial stages was minimal. Mr. Saunders said he was informed of an impending extradition request by then Commissioner of Police, Rear Admiral Hardley Lewin, on August 24, 2009. He accompanied the Commissioner to the office of the Minister of National Security, Senator Hon. Dwight Nelson, to inform him that an official request would be coming from the United States Embassy.  “The Honourable Minister instructed me to proceed to the Prime Minister at Vale Royal and to brief him accordingly,” he said. The Major General said he then visited Vale Royal, where he spoke with the Prime Minister. Under cross examination by Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Attorney, Frank Phipps, Major General Saunders testified that he would not have normally been involved in the extradition process at that early stage, had it not been for the invitation from Rear Admiral Lewin. Chief Legal Adviser to the Chief of Defence Staff, JDF, Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Cole, also gave evidence on Thursday. Lt. Col. Cole said that he became involved with the issue, when he visited the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for information, in order to brief the Chief of Defence Staff. He said that the Chief of Defence Staff had informed him on the morning of August 25 that the request was in the pipeline. He was later informed that it could be received on the August 25. He left the DPP’s office, after being told that the request had not yet been officially received. RelatedRetired Chief of Staff testifies at Coke Enquirylast_img read more

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first_imgLicensing of Technology can Generate Wealth – Ffolkes-Abrahams CommerceDecember 4, 2012 RelatedLicensing of Technology can Generate Wealth – Ffolkes-Abrahams RelatedLicensing of Technology can Generate Wealth – Ffolkes-Abrahams Advertisementscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail State Minister for Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes- Abrahams, says the licensing of technology, if properly managed, can be a key source of wealth generation for the country. “Technology licensing is a means of exploiting our intellectual property (IP) assets to maximise the potential value inherent in such assets. As with technology development, technology licensing should be managed creatively for the best possible results,” she said, while addressing the opening of a training programme on technology licensing, at the Regional Headquarters of the University of the West Indies (UWI), in St. Andrew, on December 3. Technology licensing entails an agreement whereby an owner of a technological intellectual property allows another party to use, modify, and/or resell that property in exchange for compensation or something else of value. The State Minister noted that taking advantage of IP is considered to be an efficient and pro-competitive undertaking, because it fosters the efficient commercialisation of new products, and increases the incentive to engage in research and development. According to an article on the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) website, entitled: ‘Licensing and Technology Transfer’, licensing not only creates an income source for the patentee, but also establishes the legal framework for the transfer of the technology to a wider group of researchers and engineers, who may, in turn, further contribute to the development of the technology concerned. Mrs. Ffolkes-Abrahams said that over the years, the country’s focus on technology has been based, to a large extent, on capital goods and equipment, rather than on the transfer of technology, which involves the transfer of skills and know-how to use, operate, maintain as well as understand the technology hardware, so that further independent innovation is possible at the level of the firm. “For us, therefore, one of the most important aspects of technology transfer is the building of local capacity, which will allow us, whether in government or private sector, to use and to design technologies that can be diffused in the local economy,” she said. The State Minister, however, pointed to certain limitations in maximising technology,including the need for greater knowledge of technological issues, the high cost of certain technologies, and of course, intellectual property rights issues pertaining to the effective transfer of technology. “All of this means that technology licensing is an area in which we certainly need to grow, in terms of knowledge and experience and to that extent, our strategies for growth in this area must involve: harnessing the creative capacities of our people; facilitating an environment that rewards their efforts, and honing their skills in using the best tools and practices possible to maximise inventive output,” she said. Meanwhile, Head, Innovation Structures Section, Innovation Division, WIPO, Olga Spasic, noted that technology licensing is the most frequently used means for transfer of knowledge and technology, particularly in collaboration between universities and industry. “It is also a necessary tool for participating in new forms of international innovation. This is what we call open innovation or networking innovation between different actors from the public and private sectors,” she said. Manager, Intellectual Property Management Unit, Office of Research , UWI, Dr. Beverley Pereira, told JIS News that WIPO, Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) and the university collaborated to offer the four-day advanced training programme on successful technology licensing, geared primarily at researchers, “so that they are sensitised to the business aspect of research.” “It’s fine to do the science, but we need to understand the business aspect and we have invited lawyers, private practitioners,  persons from the University of Technology (UTech) and Northern Caribbean University (NCU), and a few others who are interested in the area,” she said. Dr. Pereira further noted that over the period, several experts will guide participants through the various areas involved in technology licensing. “We are looking at how do you license technology; what are the best terms that you should aim for; how do you value intellectual property, so that you know what your licensing fee and royalties should be,” she informed. RelatedLicensing of Technology can Generate Wealth – Ffolkes-Abrahamslast_img read more

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first_img Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Last week a large group of visitors toured the Conrad Mansion near downtown Kalispell just like any other weekday between May and October. The tour lasted an hour, but it could have gone on much longer as enthusiastic guests seemed enthralled with experiencing a time that now survives mostly in black-and-white photos and inside this 13,000-square-foot relic.“You’re really walking into a time machine. It’s as if you were living in 1890,” said Mike Kofford, a former executive director of Conrad Mansion Museum.“It’s the best representation of the earliest years of the city of Kalispell. It’s absolutely a community landmark.”Completed in 1895, the Conrad Mansion is celebrating a pair of milestones this year. It was 120 years ago when Kalispell’s founding father, Charles E. Conrad, welcomed his family into the newly built manor that was designed by renowned architect Kirtland Cutter, who also designed Lake McDonald Lodge in Glacier National Park.And it was 40 years ago when restoration efforts saved the mansion from ruin and transformed it into a revered public museum and memorial. The museum attracts nearly 9,000 visitors annually from May 15 through Oct. 15, when daily tours are offered, as well as in the offseason when private tours can be booked.The large guestbook sitting in the entranceway of the Great Hall reflects the mansion’s far-reaching influence — signatures of visitors from everywhere exclaiming their appreciation for the site, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and has been called “the most authentic pre-1900 mansion in the Pacific Northwest.”“There’s still secrets to discover and things that the house is telling us all these years later,” Gennifer Sauter, executive director of the mansion, said.Charles Conrad. Courtesy Conrad MuseumThe forested landscape north of Flathead Lake beckoned to Charles Conrad when he was an ambitious entrepreneur and avid outdoorsman seeking a new horizon.Born in Virginia in 1850, Conrad grew up on a plantation in the South, the second oldest of 13 children. When he was only 14, he was enlisted along with his older brother William in the Civil War as a member of Mosby’s Rangers, a skilled battalion of cavalry in the Confederate Army that sneaked behind enemy lines and disrupted the Union Army’s efforts. The boys fought in the last two years of the war before returning home to find their family’s plantation was struggling, like much of the South. Charles and William ventured West, arriving in Fort Benton in 1868 with only a silver dollar between them, as legends goes.The boys developed into successful businessmen, taking over a mercantile company that transported supplies using riverboats along the Missouri River and wagons. Charles became known for building strong relationships with Indian tribes  living throughout the Montana territory, and in the 1870s he helped negotiate a treaty between the British government in Canada and five tribes following the Nez Perce War.Charles spent over 20 years prospering in Fort Benton as a multi-millionaire before the mysterious northwest corner of modern Montana called his name. On his way to Spokane in search of greater opportunity, Conrad journeyed the entire length of Flathead Lake in the fall of 1890 with his wife Alicia and their young child. The utopian beauty of the new land awed the Conrads, and Alicia would later say it seemed as though they had entered paradise.Author James E. Murphy described this turning point in history in his 1983 book, “Half Interest in a Silver Dollar: The Saga of Charles E. Conrad.”“The colors of fall marched up the foothills and mountains, blazing in the bright fall sun,” Murphy wrote. “As the Conrads watched the passing scenery, there began a love affair with the Flathead Valley that would warm their hearts and glow within them for as long as they lived.”At the time, Demersville was the largest community in the valley. Conrad and his close friend, James J. Hill, the chief executive in charge of the Great Northern Railway, devised a plan to build the railroad’s new division point for the region in a new community north of Demersville.With opportunity in mind, Conrad founded the Kalispell Townsite Company with a few men from the railroad, and they began platting a new community. A friend of Conrad’s recommended it be named after the tribe of Indians known to frequent the area.In 1891, Kalispell was born. Within only a few years, the community had blossomed with Conrad as its most famous and successful resident. He was involved in banking, real estate, mining and cattle ranching.“Everything he touched turned to gold,” said Mary Miers, a staff member for eight years at Conrad Mansion.He was a passionate outdoorsman who took his family on adventures into modern day Glacier National Park, and established a large bison herd along his 72 acres of property in Kalispell. The herd, which had a strong bloodline, later helped establish the National Bison Range in Moiese.Conrad’s time in Kalispell was short. He died Nov. 28, 1902 in his bedroom in Kalispell. Historians say it was from complications associated with diabetes and tuberculosis. The news of his death made headlines across the country — “Montana Pioneer Dies,” the Salt Lake Tribune read in November of that year. The newspapers described him as one of Montana’s most prominent and important citizens, similar to the Copper Kings of Butte and Anaconda.Indeed, Conrad left behind a massive legacy. But not long after his passing, as Kalispell thrived into the 20th century, the mansion that stood as prominent as the man who built it began crumbling with time.The taxidermy room at the Conrad Mansion on Oct. 1, 2015. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead BeaconIn early October of 1973, Chris Vick, the great-grandson of Charles Conrad, met with the Kalispell City Council in a closed meeting. On behalf of the family, Vick offered the city a monumental gift — the historic Conrad Mansion.Completed in 1895, the 13,000-square-foot mansion along Woodland Avenue boasted an enormous stature. It sat in the middle of an entire city block with three stories and 26 rooms and included state-of-the-art features for the turn of the century, including electricity and an elevator.Yet the famous mansion had become hardly distinguishable by the 1970s. Many of its windows were boarded up. Overgrown shrubs and trees engulfed the run-down facade. Vandals had even broken in and looted parts of the building.A small mobile home sat on the southeast corner of the property where Alicia Conrad Campbell, the youngest daughter of Charles and Alicia Conrad, was living as an elderly woman, unable to pay the heating bills for the massive old home. Several years after Alicia and her late husband George Campbell moved into the trailer outside, it was difficult to even travel through the mansion as mountains of clutter climbed toward the ceilings, reflecting Alicia’s habit as a hoarder.Seeing the once-elegant home fall into further disrepair, Alicia and her grandson, Vick, offered it to the city to be restored and preserved as a museum and memorial open to the public.The proposal sparked a citywide debate. Several councilors and residents expressed support for preserving the mansion using city funds while others claimed it would be a misuse of tax dollars to save the dilapidated site. The city council eventually balked and put the decision up to voters. In March of 1974, Kalispell voters overwhelmingly rejected the city’s acceptance of Conrad Mansion, with 1,325 against and 860 in favor.In the aftermath of the vote, the Conrad Mansion’s fate sat in limbo. Mayor Larry Bjorneby and other supporters of the city’s acquisition, including councilor Everit Sliter, were distraught after Kalispell residents opposed funding a local landmark.“We thought the house was a treasure that should be preserved,” Sliter recalled recently.A local nonprofit group, led by chairman Sam Bibler, took on the large task of saving it with the help of Alicia and Vick.It was around this time when volunteers began cleaning up the clutter. The shrubbery was trimmed away from the outside, revealing an eminent presence, panels of Tiffany-style stained glass and diamond paned windows. From inside the uniquely designed rooms, treasures emerged, such as historic guns; a painting of Teddy Roosevelt, who stayed at the mansion on a few occasions; original Charles M. Russell sculptures given to the Conrads by the famous Montana artist; handmade oak tables and desks.A small pathway was cleared through the mansion and residents began touring the mysterious relic for the first time.“I remember that as the turning point. That was when people walked through the house and they saw that this was truly something special,” Nikki Sliter, the wife of Everit Sliter, recalled recently. “That’s when public opinion changed.”In December 1974, the city accepted the Conrad Mansion as a gift from Alicia Conrad and her family. As part of the agreement, the nonprofit group would be responsible for operating and funding the site as a museum.Public support swelled as restoration efforts took place throughout 1975. Thanks to Alicia’s collecting habits and people giving back items that were taken over the years, roughly 90 percent of the home’s original items were placed back throughout the home. By July 1976, the mansion was formally unveiled and regular tours began.“It’s an icon — the house that the founder of the city built,” Everit Sliter said. “It’s truly awesome inside.”Today the mansion is almost completely supported by public visitors, fundraisers and memberships.There are about a dozen guides every year who give daily tours; each guide must memorize 23 pages of history before earning the honor of wearing white gloves and leading a tour. In recent years, much-needed repairs have been paid for by community businesses and residents, further illustrating the widespread support for the mansion.“It really is a source of community pride. It’s a wonderful place with a lot of historical connections,” Miers said. “When you think about little Kalispell, Montana and what Conrad did for the community, it’s pretty incredible.”For more information about Conrad Mansion, visit http://www.conradmansion.com.last_img read more

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first_img By admin – January 16, 2017 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Twitter Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre Previous articleDonegal Junior League Results- Sunday 15thNext articleKFO hits out at proposed review of mackerel sector admin Facebook An election will be called in Northern Ireland this evening as Sinn Fein insist they will not nominate a replacement for Martin Mc Guinness as Deputy First Minister.He resigned after the DUP first minister, Arlene Foster, refused to stand aside while an investigation is carried out into a botched energy scheme that could cost the taxpayer millions.After tonight’s deadline, the secretary of state, James Brokenshire, has what the rules call – “a reasonable period” – to set an election date.He says this is about the parties………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/07brokenshire.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The collapse of the Stormont Executive will add further complications to Ireland’s response to Brexit.Over the weekend British prime minister Theresa May let it be known that she favours a so-called Hard Brexit if that’s what it takes to get the UK out of the EU.That would mean pulling out of both the EU’s customs union AND the single market – making it much harder to maintain an open border along the North.Ireland would have hoped to get the North on board to resist that option – but as of this evening, there won’t be a government in Stormont.Today marks the deadline for trying to fill the positions of First and deputy First Minister – and barring a major last-minute u-turn, Sinn Fein will refuse to return the DUP back into power by nominating someone to serve alongside Arlene Foster.That will leaves a major power vacuum just when Brexit is about to begin, and with no certainty that a new government can be formed afterwards. Pinterest Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Collapse of Stormont executive today now seems inevitable Twitter LUH still not ready to restore IT systems Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebooklast_img read more

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first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter There were twice as many clusters of Covid-19 linked to schools last week than the week before. There were 25 last week, compared to just 12 during the previous seven days.There were also 352 clusters in private households last week, which is down slightly.Labour’s education spokesman, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, says the outbreaks associated with schools are very concerning.Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/clusters7am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 By News Highland – October 15, 2020 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+center_img Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook Previous articleBreaking: Donegal moved to Level 4 of living with Covid planNext articleTaoiseach to attend “vital” European Council summit News Highland Concern over rise in Covid clusters in schoolslast_img read more

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first_img Pinterest Donegal Pet Rescue to wind down, with no new animals being accepted Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Facebook Twitter Important InformationDonegal Pet Rescue committee have had many meetings over the past year in regards to finding new foster homes and volunteers to help run the charity. We have held information evenings and tried to expand our foster base. Over the past number of months we have been thinking of someone to take over as foster co-ordinator, due to the fact Nicola our current co-ordinator is expecting a baby. Unfortunately all this has been to no avail.Now with the increasing demand put on our services and the decrease in committed foster homes our committee have been left with the decision to begin winding down our services. Although this will take time for us to look after and re-home the animals in our care we feel it is necessary to inform the public that we will no longer be able to take in any more dogs or cats.Over the next number of months we will continue to rehabilitate and re-home the animals in our care. We will begin the process of contacting all our creditors and affiliated organisation to inform them off our decision. We will continue to advertise lost and found pets on our Facebook page.Donegal Pet Rescue had been a successful charity that has helped rehome and rescue thousands of animals over the past 15 years. It is with great sadness that we have come to this decision and we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has helped us succeed over the years. Special thanks go out to everyone that has adopted and helped the charity in any way. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Previous articleMcFadden family reveals pride at making Donegal Sport Star historyNext articleMickey Harte content with victory in difficult conditions admin Google+ Facebook Pinterest Google+ Donegal Pet Rescue has announced it is winding down.In a message posted on its Facebook page, the oprganisation says it cannot find a new Foster Coordinator, and as a result, the organisation cannot accept any more dogs or cats.In the meantime, the group says it will spend the next number of months rehoming the remaining animals in its care and contacting its creditors and affiliated organisations.*******************************************The Facebook post in  full – WhatsApp Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe By admin – January 31, 2016 Homepage BannerNews Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Cladylast_img read more

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first_img By Alexander Whiteman 06/11/2017 London mayor Sadiq Khan has brought forward the introduction of the Ultra-Low Emission Zone by 17 months, pushing the haulage industry into crisis over compliance issues.Under the new regulations, non-compliant HGVs would be charged £100 a day, vans at a rate of £12.50.Responding with its usual fiery rhetoric, the Road Haulage Association said it was “outraged” by the news, with chief executive Richard Burnett adding it “flies in the face of common sense”.The Freight Transport Association agreed that the need to “clean up” London’s air was paramount, but said the move added further uncertainty to an issue that had struggled with clarity. FTA head of policy for London Natalie Chapman told The Loadstar she fully understood what the mayor was attempting to achieve, but said there were problems with the process.“The goalposts appear to be constantly moving and the uncertainty over ULEZ has been matched by a distinct lack of clarity on Direct Vision Standard, due to take effect in 2020,” said Ms Chapman.“Had the mayor’s office made clear what vehicles complied, hauliers would already have begun replacing HGV fleets and London would already be feeling the benefits of cleaner vehicles.”Mr Burnett said the mayor and Transport for London (TfL) had clearly ignored the RHA’s advice when deciding to bring ULEZ implementation forward from September 2020 to April 2019“More than half the UK HGV fleet will not be Euro VI when the ULEZ is introduced… this move is little more than a means of quickly bringing in revenue to cover the mayor’s other plans for the city.”Ms Chapman said the van charge may be workable until operators adopt Euro VI-compliant vehicles, but said the picture for HGVs was far starker.“HGV operators work to such tight margins that the £100 simply wouldn’t make commercial sense, leaving operators the choice of stumping up for a new vehicle or sub-contracting.“It simply isn’t fair to put operators in this position, especially as, with the lack of clarity over Direct Vision Standard, new vehicles could become non-compliant less than a year later.”Mr Burnett said the early adoption would simply send more freight to vans, leading to increased congestion and “undermining the economic wellbeing of the city”.This, he added, could make air quality even worse.Alongside the problems for HGV operators, Ms Chapman said early introduction could result in manufacturers being unable to keep up with demand, especially as operators would likely leave it until they had certainty on Direct Vision compliance.In addition, any sort of second-hand market was “limited at best”, as Euro VI vehicles – those which meet ULEZ standards – have only been operating since last year.“And this ignores the fact that most HGVs are not ‘off the peg’ and must be built specifically for the individual operator – manufacturers will struggle,” said Ms Chapman.“Residents in the ULEZ have been given a period of tolerance, and we ask the same for freight operators – especially those that try to meet standards but cannot through no fault of their own.”Mr Burnett said the trucks being penalised were those responsible for “delivering London’s economy” and filling shelves with food and goods people depend on.“Many vehicles are already ULEZ and this industry is doing all it can to meet air quality standards, but the acquisition of new vehicles has been planned on the previous mayor’s original dates,” he said.“Lorries last about 12 years, and to announce adoption 17 months early is not giving operators sufficient time to phase out older vehicles and replace them with Euro VI.“Hauliers and the people and businesses of London should not be penalised by retrospective regulation that is little more than a tax grab by the mayor.”Ms Chapman said the mayor and TFL needed to keep in mind progress of ULEZ and Direct Vision and should listen to hauliers and manufacturers if the process was to succeed.The mayor’s office said in a statement said all revenue raised would be used by TfL to help maintain a “greener transport fleet” and reduce pollution in London.center_img © Lucian Milasan last_img read more

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