Yet another Beaked Whale found washed up on Donegal beach

first_img Previous articleMore clarity sought over how Slaintecare will benefit DonegalNext articleMark English out of European Athletics Championships News Highland Yet another Beaked Whale found washed up on Donegal beach Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Serious concern has been raised after yet another dead Beaked Whale was found washed up on a Donegal beach.The latest discovery was made on Pollen beach this morning.It follows other similiar instances over the weekend at Sheephaven bay, Gola Island and in MayoAn investigation is continuing. Pinterest Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ By News Highland – August 9, 2018 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Heavy rain, flooding will continue for Midwest and South

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — There were nearly 150 damaging storm reports Tuesday from Washington, D.C., to Denver, including five reported tornadoes, with many of the areas looking at more rain and possible flooding on Wednesday.Some of the worst damage on Tuesday was reported in Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas, where hail bigger than baseballs covered the ground and damaged cars. More than 10 inches of rain fell Tuesday in parts of Texas and up to 8 inches of fell in the Plains, producing flash flooding from Corpus Christi, Texas, to Kansas and Nebraska.Flash flooding is possible on Wednesday from Montana to Texas. Flood watches have been issued in southeast Texas and across much of the Plains.The bull’s-eye will stretch from Texas to Illinois, where some areas could see more than 4 inches of rain.Excessive heatA huge area of high pressure is moving into the Southwest, drying the air out and heating it up.Excessive heat warnings and watches were issued for California, Nevada and Arizona for the next several days as temperatures soar into the 110s.The heat will spread into central and northern California as well, with cities such as Sacramento and Redding heating up into the 100s. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


first_imgNewsOn 1 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. This month’s newsRespirator fit A three-part research report, An Investigation of Factors Affectingthe Performance of Power Assisted Full-face piece Respirators in use has beendrawn up by the Institute of Occupational Medicine and the HSE. It looks atprevious data, the conduct and outcome of workplace simulations and therelationship between facial form and respirator fit.  Copies available from 01787 881165 Quantitative risk A quantitative risk assessment methodology for onshore process plants,comparing accident experiences from various databases and theory, has beenprepared for the HSE. It indicates the proportion of accidents occurring whenthe plant is in some abnormal state may be 40 per cent or more. A Comparison ofAccident Experience with Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) Methodology, isavailable from the HSE, (details as above) Legionnaires’ disease A workshop discussing new guidelines for the treatment of Legionnaires’disease is being run on Wednesday March 7 by the Chartered Institution ofBuilding Services Engineers and the Health and Safety Executive. It will beheld at the HSE’s new services centre in Balham, west London and will cover theHSE’s new code of practice, Government guidelines and CIBSE’s revised guide.Details from the CIBSE on 020 8772 3660 or on-line at Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

General Dynamics Wins USD 16 Million Navy Award for Common Missile Compartment Work

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today General Dynamics Wins USD 16 Million Navy Award for Common Missile Compartment Work View post tag: wins View post tag: Common View post tag: Missile General Dynamics Wins USD 16 Million Navy Award for Common Missile Compartment Work View post tag: DYNAMICS View post tag: award View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: 16 The U.S Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $15.8 million contract modification for continued engineering, technical services, concept studies and design in support of the Common Missile Compartment under development for the United Kingdom’s Successor ballistic-missile submarine and the U.S. Ohio replacement submarine. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).The award modifies a $76 million contract announced in December 2008 for engineering, technical services, concept studies and design of a Common Missile Compartment for the next-generation ballistic missile submarines being developed for the Royal Navy and the U.S. Navy.If all options are exercised and funded, the overall contract would have a value of more than $651 million.This work will engage Electric Boat’s engineering and design organization, which comprises more than 3,000 employees. Possessing proven technical capabilities, these employees work on all facets of the submarine life cycle from concept formulation and design through construction, maintenance and modernization, and eventually to inactivation and disposal.[mappress]Source: general dynamics, July 13, 2011 View post tag: Navy July 13, 2011 View post tag: General View post tag: USD View post tag: Compartment View post tag: work View post tag: millionlast_img read more

Military police find 11 kilos of cocaine aboard Dutch LPD

first_imgThe Netherlands Armed Forces gendarmerie (Koninklijke Marechaussee) has found 11 kilos of cocaine aboard the landing platform dock HNLMS Jophan de Witt following an extensive search.The search took place just days after the ship returned from a deployment to Dutch Overseas Territories in the Caribbean where it took part in relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.The defense ministry explained that the drug raid was related to the arrest of a sailor assigned to the ship in September this year.The sailor was detained aboard the ship after 11 kilos of drugs were discovered in his backpack. Following his arrest, the military police had indications that more drugs could be hidden on the ship.In the subsequent operation on October 28, an additional 11 kilos of drugs, presumably cocaine, were found hidden in packages.Three helicopters embarked aboard the ship and their crews were also searched but no drugs were found. Share this article View post tag: Royal Netherlands Navy View post tag: HNLMS Johan de Wittcenter_img Photo: Royal Netherlands Navy file photo of HNLMS Johan de Witt View post tag: Narcoticslast_img read more

Worcester chef jailed for assault

first_imgA former chef at Worcester College was sentenced to 10 months in prison last Friday, after an ‘unprovoked attack’ on a homosexual couple.According to evidence presented to Oxford Crown Court, Ashton Soloman-Cameron, 19, was caught on CCTV in the midst of a violent drunken outburst after mistakenly believing that businessmen Scott and Jason Davenport had racially insulted him.In the CCTV footage shown to the Court, Soloman-Cameron punches and stamps on Scott Davenport repeatedly, causing him to suffer cuts, bruises and two chipped teeth.Jason Davenport is undergoing physiotherapy for a fractured ankle. Witnesses reported seeing Solomon-Cameron walk away from the scene of the attack, after being called by his girlfriend.Soloman-Cameron pleaded guilty to counts of GBH and ABH and was sentenced to 10 months in a young offender’s institution, half of which will be spent in custody.The victims were on their way to meet a friend in Oxford in the early hours of October 10th. Rachel Drakes, lawyer for the prosecution, told the court, ‘Jason Davenport called to Scott, referring to him as ‘black man’ as he was wearing a black coat.‘The defendant inferred it as a racial insult. Both Messrs Davenports were conciliatory and offered to shake his hand, but he punched one of them, Jason, who falls to the ground.’The 19-year-old has previous convictions as a juvenile for battery and public order offences. He had been working as a chef at Worcester College since September, joining on a one-year contract which was extended to a permanent one.Defending her client, Lucy Tapper remarked, ‘It’s a horrible, horrible incident and nobody would be more prepared to admit that than Soloman-Cameron, but it does come out of character.’She added, ‘It’s surprising, perhaps, seeing that degree of unprovoked violence from somebody who doesn’t have a violent nature’, and described Soloman-Cameron as ‘quiet, polite and clearly hard-working’.Whilst some students at Worcester were reluctant to comment on the case, the Food & Bar Rep, George Pidgeon commented, ‘I think the general consensus of the JCR committee is that although this is obviously an unfortunate incident, it is clearly a one-off, and one which we hope will not recur in the future.‘We were not aware of previous convictions, however I personally do not feel that we really should have been.‘The JCR does not run the recruitment process, the college does, and it is one that seems generally to work very well.’However some Worcester students expressed their surprise that someone working for their college has been convicted for such an offence.On sentencing Soloman-Cameron, Judge Patrick Eccles said, ‘You are bringing misery and shame upon yourself, and you have brought hardship to your family and, more importantly, the victims.‘You have affected the future of the two victims in a serious way. It was a very nasty attack.’Detective Constable Iain Spencer, who investigated the incident, said, ‘These two men…were attacked for no apparent reason by the offender who was highly intoxicated.‘I hope this sentence demonstrates that drunken, loutish, behaviour will not be tolerated in the city.’When contacted by Cherwell, Worcester’s Catering Manager, Stuart McAllister, said, ‘With reference to any staff and personnel matters we decline to comment.’last_img read more

JUST IN -Two Guns, Meth, And Marijuana Found During Car Stop- Three Suspects Arrested

first_imgEvansville Police, Narcotics Joint Task Force investigators, and members of the FBI Task Force arrested 3 people on gun and drug charges during a car stop on S. Green River Rd around 9:45am on Friday.Police received information that KARLON COLE, 43, was in possession of methamphetamine and was armed with a handgun in the area of Green River Rd and Vogel.A detective observed COLE on the lot of Taco Bell. Another person got into the SUV for 4-5 minutes, then got out and left in another vehicle. COLE then drove away. Officers confirmed COLE was driving on a suspended license. COLE was pulled over by patrol officers in the 200 block of S. Green River.During the stop, COLE was found to be in possession of a .22cal handgun. COLE is a convicted felon and is on probation for dealing meth in Kentucky. He is not permitted to own a firearm due to his conviction. He also does not have a permit to possess a handgun.A passenger in the SUV, TERRANCE HARDIMA N (27), was found to be armed with a loaded 9mm handgun. HARDIMAN has a prior conviction for criminal recklessness and possession of a handgun without a permit in Gibson County.HARDIMAN and COLE both confirmed that the person who had gotten in the SUV bought marijuana from HARDIMAN. Marijuana and meth were found in the SUV.Another passenger, FITOLAY DEMESMIN (36), was also arrested.The person who reportedly bought marijuana from HARDIMAN was not located.The suspects were booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail on the following charges:COLE- possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of a handgun without a permit, maintain a common nuisanceHARDIMAN- possession of a handgun without a permit with a prior conviction, dealing marijuana, dealing meth, visiting a common nuisanceDEMESMIN- visiting a common nuisanceFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

New Boardwalk Block Takes Shape at Fifth Street in Ocean City

first_imgA project to replace the Ocean City Boardwalk between Fifth and Sixth streets nears completion in February 2014. Just two weeks after work crews started installing sections of decking on the 500 block of the Ocean City Boardwalk, work appears to be nearly complete.Working offsite, city workers had used an existing stock of southern yellow pine to construct 12-by-42-foot sections of boardwalk. The sections were trucked in, and the advance work allowed contractors to proceed more quickly.Work appears well ahead of schedule to meet a Palm Sunday (April 13, 2014) deadline for completion. A stubborn section of concrete substructure in line with the Fifth Street jetty is the only remaining obstacle.‘When the 500 block is reopened in early spring, walkers, runners and bikers will notice a more sturdy deck than the older sections of the boardwalk due to the materials used and the improved design,” Mayor Jay Gillian said in a recent update posted to the city website.For runners, walkers and bicyclists accustomed to the uninterrupted five-mile round trip on the boards, the progress is good news. The entire block (decking and substructure) was demolished in the fall, forcing an off-Boardwalk detour between Sixth Street and Brighton Place.The $1.1 million project is the first phase of what will likely be a seven-year project to completely replace the Ocean City Boardwalk between Fifth and 12th streets.City Council voted in June to award a contract to Fred M. Schiavone Construction of Malaga for the phase between Fifth and Sixth streets. The contractor is the same one who completed work on the new Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway.last_img read more

Press release: PM hosts Chinese New Year reception at Downing Street

first_imgJames Wong, Chair of Birmingham Chinese Festival Committee, said: I’m fiercely passionate about raising awareness of Chinese culture and supporting the Chinese community. Birmingham is a fantastic, multicultural city that endorses diversity and I feel fortunate to have had the backing of so many wonderful friends and colleagues on the ‘Chinese Festival Committee’ and beyond. I look forward to seeing our great city continue to work closely and hopefully welcome more investment from China in years to come. Andrew Wong, Head Chef at A. Wong and guest chef at the reception, said: It was great to welcome people from all parts of the United Kingdom to Downing Street to celebrate Chinese New Year, the vibrancy of the Chinese community in Britain, and the deepening ties between our two countries.I was delighted to take a 50-strong business delegation with me on my recent trip to China, and found a real enthusiasm for the links between us and the opportunities we share. But the ties that bind our country are of course about more than just business – they’re about people. James Wong’s huge contribution to life in Birmingham is one shining example of someone who has helped broaden and deepen our cultural ties and I was pleased to award him a Point of Light. I would like to extend my best wishes to everyone celebrating this special day, as we mark the Year of the Dog and a golden era of UK-China relations.center_img Theresa May has hosted a Chinese New Year reception at Downing Street to celebrate the enormous contribution of the Chinese community to British life and a ‘Golden Era’ for UK-China relations.On Wednesday (21 February) the Prime Minister welcomed a number of Chinese students in Britain who are involved in higher education and language learning exchanges. She highlighted the academic achievements of the community and the talent they bring to our educational institutions, and pointed to the huge learning benefits to both countries through partnerships such as the UK-China mathematics teacher exchange, which has been extended for a further two years to 2020.Building on her recent trip to China alongside 50 businesses and organisations from across the country, the Prime Minister also welcomed guests from a range of sectors with trade links to China.British nursery provider Busy Bees, who secured a significant early years education deal with the Oriental Cambridge Education Group during the Prime Minister’s visit to China, were also in attendance. The partnership between these two businesses will generate £75m in exports in the next five years and deploy 20 British teachers to China each year.Andrew Wong, Head Chef and owner of Michelin star restaurant A. Wong in London’s Victoria, was the guest chef for the reception.The Prime Minister also presented James Wong, Chair of the Birmingham Chinese Festival Committee, with a Point of Light Award in recognition of his inspiring work to attract thousands of visitors to the city, creating the UK’s largest Chinese New Year festival. His restaurant also gives hundreds of free meals to elderly people in the local community.Prime Minister Theresa May said: Chinese New Year is the biggest celebration for my family and for the whole of China, and it’s a time of year where family time is truly celebrated. It’s wonderful that Downing Street takes the time out to celebrate this event and to celebrate the diversity of London – and obviously the Chinese community is a big part of that diversity.last_img read more

News story: Education Secretary calls on more schools to become an academy

first_img This is an important moment. School trusts are no longer a policy initiative – a small project in a much larger education system. Half of children and young people in England are educated in the academy sector. We have come of age. Academies are making a positive difference by turning around schools which have failed children for generations. In everything we’ve been doing to improve education these last few years, we have put a strong focus on handing power back to schools, back to school leaders – recognising that they are the ones best placed to make the right decisions for their pupils and their communities. It is fantastic that 50% of the pupils in state-funded schools in the country are now benefitting from the freedom and autonomy that an academy trust enjoys. But the academies programme has never really been about structures – it has been about trusting head teachers and school leaders to run schools. Whilst there is a huge amount of diversity in our school system – and there are great schools of all types – I want more schools to choose to become an academy and enjoy the enormous benefits it provides to schools, their staff and pupils. Alongside “converter” academies – those schools who have chosen to become an academy – “sponsored” academies are typically schools that have been taken out of Local Authority control through government intervention because of educational underperformance. Many of these schools are improving in their inspections from inadequate to good or outstanding after they became sponsored academies. At the end of 2017, only 1 in 10 sponsored academy predecessor schools were judged good or outstanding before they converted, compared to almost 7 in 10 after they became an academy, of those who had been inspected.Also published today is an analysis of schools that have become sponsored academies in recent years. It matches sponsored academies with similar non-academies based on inspection results and the make-up of their pupils. It shows that sponsored academies that have been open for longer have made substantial gains in performance. The data shows, in many cases, standards have risen more quickly in under-performing schools that have become academies than in similar council-run schools.Education Secretary Damian Hinds continued: Leora Cruddas, Chief Executive of the Confederation of School Trusts, said: In the past, schools that failed were allowed to stay under local authority control for far too long. Academies have changed all that – failing schools can now be taken away from local bureaucracies who have not been able to improve them and given to school leaders who can. We have seen many of these sponsored academies dramatically improve their Ofsted results following conversion, and this new research shows the improvements many schools have made since they became an academy. As part of our effort to improve school standards across the country, it is important that we are clear that no school will be left to fail their pupils. Thousands of pupils are benefiting from higher standards in their schools after converting to become academies; Standards in under-performing schools that have become academies in recent years have, in many cases, risen more quickly than in similar LA schools; and Sponsored academies, previously under-performing local authority-run schools, that have been open for the longest have made substantial gains in performance and are now in line with similar non-academies.center_img The research report on sponsored academies, commissioned by the Department for Education, summarises the latest performance data available, up to and including 2018. The key findings are: Mark Lehain, founder and former Principal of Bedford Free School, said: More than 50% of children in state-funded schools in England are now taught in an academy or free school, new figures published today reveal – with standards rising faster in many sponsored academies than in similar council-run schools.Education Secretary Damian Hinds has hailed the milestone as a decisive moment and urged more schools to consider the freedom and opportunities offered by becoming an academy.Today’s figures, published by the Department for Education, reflect school leaders’ recognition of the autonomy and freedom to innovate offered by the academies programme, alongside the increased ability to make decisions in the interests of staff and pupils. This has included measures such as altering the length of the school day or adapting the curriculum to help every child access a school that meets their needs, interests and abilities.More than 8,300 schools in the country have become an academy or opened as a free school, with hundreds of schools making the positive choice to convert to become an academy in the last 12 months alone.The academies programme was introduced by the last Government in 2000 with the aim “to improve pupil performance and break the cycle of low expectation”. By 2010, there were 203 academies – mostly in inner cities.The 2010 Academies Act gave all schools in England the freedom to choose to become an academy and now over 50% of pupils in the state funded education system are taught in an academy or free school.Education Secretary Damian Hinds said: I have been fortunate enough to set up both a free school in 2012 and a multi-academy trust in 2017. I’ve also worked with dozens of academies and trusts across the country in a number of roles. Again and again I have seen how the greater responsibility and additional freedom that comes with academisation enables brilliant leaders and teachers to achieve things with pupils that many thought couldn’t be done. As schools continue to convert, and more children benefit from teachers being in the driving seat, we can look forward to standards rising even higher in the future.last_img read more