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Lifeboats in Donegal rescue 68 people in 2012 WhatsApp By News Highland – January 22, 2013 Facebook Pinterest News Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Facebook Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Google+ Previous articleRoad through Unifi site to be re-examined by the CouncilNext articleFunding for roads in Co Donegal slashed this year by almost €10m News Highland Twitter More than a thousand people were rescued by Irish lifeboats last year.The RNLI says its crews launched 939 times in 2012, and the majority of callouts were to pleasure craft.Arranmore Lifeboat was launched 35 times in 2012 and 29 people were saved, while the Lough Swilly Lifeboat was launched 35 times and 25 people were saved.The volunteer crew of Bundoran Lifeboat was launched 7 times last year and brought 14 people to safety including surfers, swimmers and a walker.Press Officer with the Bundoran Lifeboat, Shane Smyth, says they had a mixture of call-outs throughout last year….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/smyth.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal WhatsApp
Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Homepage BannerNews Facebook Previous articleGovernment must discriminate in favour of the North West – ScanlonNext articleCounty Derry police investigate spate of overnight burglaries News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows A block-making firm which is at the centre of the defected block issue in Donegal has issued a statement regarding the on-going controversy.Cassidy Brothers, from Buncrana, spoke out yesterday to address what it has described as ‘misinformation’ and ‘serious allegations’ made by some media outlets.The statement is the first to be issued by Cassidy Bros regarding damage to masonry blocks in Donegal homes.In the statement “Cassidy Bros said that it fully recognises the genuine hardships suffered by people in Donegal whose properties are affected by damage to block work.The firm continued by stating that it has sincere sympathy for those whose properties have been affected.Cassidy Bros also apologised for not offering comment sooner due to constraints imposed as a result of a legal action.However, the firm now feels that there is a greater importance to be placed on acknowledging the torment of the people affected.Cassidy Borthers said it wholeheartedly backs homeowners in their calls for the implementation of an appropriate Government remediation scheme as soon as possible:“They are to be commended for their continued and hard-fought campaign for redress.“We acknowledge that homes exhibiting problems in Donegal were built using blocks purchased from a number of suppliers. We further acknowledge that similar problems in blockwork have been identified in other areas of Ireland where aggregate types used contain completely different rock constituents.“We believe it is necessary to define the exact cause of the damage to homes in order to limit the spread of misinformation.“Inaccurate reporting and commentary continues to take its toll, most notably on our hard-working and dedicated employees.“The continued circulation of misinformation jeopardises the very future of Cassidy Bros as a large-scale, local employer in Donegal.“Investigations have confirmed that Cassidy Bros’ masonry blocks – tested at point of manufacture – have at all times, past and present, complied with all relevant Government standards, regulations and specifications. Cassidy Bros is a local, family-owned and run business which has been a proud part of the north Donegal community for generations.“These issues were never envisaged by block manufacturers nor indeed reflected in the industry standards set down by the Government.“We welcome and embrace the recent introduction of regulations for increased block strength in line with expert recommendations. We further welcome that local architects are now specifying the use of blocks which are 2.6 times stronger than the previous Government standard and that experts are recommending the use of a render type which is appropriate for Donegal weather conditions.“A number of recommendations, resulting from investigations by leading independent experts in concrete technology and geology, were last month included in a public consultation submission by Cassidy Bros to the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI).“The submission regarded the standard protocol (I.S. 465:201x) for the assessment, testing and categorisation of the damaged buildings in Donegal and elsewhere.“The submission represented the first opportunity for Cassidy Bros to contribute to the important process of providing concerned homeowners with evidenced-based reasons for deterioration in their properties.“We felt it was appropriate to follow up on the submission to the NSAI with this public statement.“We believe establishing the facts by using appropriate scientific methods and adequate testing recommended by leading experts will allow for the establishment of a full and fair assessment of the damage to homes in Donegal.” Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Donegal block supplier respond to Mica concerns Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – August 17, 2018 WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Twitter Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The two officers involved in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in Sacramento, California, have been receiving death threats, officials said.Hundreds of outraged demonstrators rallied Thursday to protest the shooting 22-year-old Stephon Clark, who was killed in his grandmother’s backyard. Police fired 20 shots at Clark.Linda Matthew, spokesperson for the Sacramento Police Department, told ABC News the investigation into Clark’s death is expected to take two months at least. She would not confirm the names of the two officers involved.Matthew said while 20 shots were fired, police still do not know how many times Clark was hit by gunfire. She added that additional body camera video from responding officers will be released within the next 30 days.On Sunday night, police were responding to reports of a black male breaking into a car and hiding in a backyard, officials said.When the responding officers arrived at the scene, they said Clark advanced toward them with an object in his hand, police said. Initial reports said Clark was armed with a gun and then later a “toolbar.”But the only object found on Clark was a cellphone, police later said.Police released body camera footage from the shooting on Wednesday night as well as thermal-imaging video from a Sacramento Sheriff’s Department helicopter, which shows Clark running from a neighbor’s yard and onto his grandmother’s property.After police are seen running down a driveway after Clark and taking cover at the edge of the building, they yell several times for Clark to stop and show them his hands before several shots are fired.Chopper video shows Clark moving toward the officers before the shooting, but it is unclear whether his arms were extended.When asked if there’s any doubt as to whether Clark was in fact the suspect police were looking for, Matthew said police were still investigating.“That’s still part of the investigation, but that’s where our detectives come in, in contacting everyone along that street, all of the neighbors, to find out, you know, what his actions were prior to our officers’ arrival,” she said.The crowd at Thursday night’s demonstration first went into Sacramento’s City Hall, chanting “Stand up, fight back” and “No justice, no peace.The march then moved to Interstate 5 — which was shut down as a result — before protestors formed a human chain to block the entrance to Golden 1 Center, delaying a Sacramento Kings game. The basketball game eventually was played, but with few spectators as the doors to the arena were locked.Both officers involved in the shooting are on paid administrative leave.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Written by Robert Lovell Tags: Baseball/Pac 12/Utah Utes March 31, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Wins Pac-12 Series vs. No. 1 Oregon State FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY – The Utah baseball team won the rubber match over No. 1 Oregon State on Saturday afternoon, 11-8, to win its first Pac-12 series of the season.Utah (6-20, 3-3 Pac-12) scored runs in six different innings en-route to the win. Erick Migueles went 3-for-4 at the plate with two home runs and three RBI. DaShawn Keirsey, Jr., was 3-for-6 on the day with a home run, two runs scored and two RBI. Christopher Rowan, Jr., was 3-for-4 and scored two runs. Oliver Dunn also drove in three runs. Utah had 18 total hits on the day.Utah’s 11 runs and 18 hits are the most that Oregon State (21-4, 6-3 Pac-12) has allowed this season. The Utes snapped the Beavers streak of 14 Pac-12 series wins, dating back to 2016.Brett Brocoff pitched five innings, allowing two runs on five hits with four walks and a strikeout. Justin Kelly threw three innings, allowing four runs on four hits with two walks and a strikeout. Trenton Stoltz entered in the final inning, allowing two runs on two hits with two strikeouts and a walk.“Naturally we had to play really well to beat this team and I’m proud of our guys and the way they battled,” Utah head coach Bill Kinneberg said. “We got our bats going and really played well defensively. We got a lot of double plays, and that was probably the key to our two victories. It’s a starting point for us and we’ve got to repeat it next week. We’ll take tomorrow off and get back after it on Monday.”Utah had nine double plays between the three games, including seven in the two victories.Oregon State took a quick 1-0 lead in the first inning after back-to-back one-out hits. The Utes left two runners on in the first inning before getting on the board with a run in the bottom of the second with Migueles’ first home run of the day.OSU took a 2-1 lead in the third after a leadoff single led to a run on an RBI triple, but Utah came back in the bottom of the inning for two runs and a 3-2 lead. Rykker Tom led off the inning with a double and scored on a ground out from Davis Delorefice before Migueles’ hit his second homer of the day to left field.The Utes added two runs on three hits in the fourth for a 5-2 lead. Rowan doubled to lead off the inning and Dunn’s RBI single drove him in. Wade Gulden also hit an RBI single in the inning.The Beavers cut into Utah’s lead in the sixth with two runs on two hits and a walk before Utah pushed back ahead with two runs on four hits in the bottom of the sixth for a 7-4 lead. Keirsey led off the inning with a double and scored on a sacrifice fly. With two outs, Gulden, Delorefice and Migueles hit three-straight singles to send in another run.Each team homered in the seventh inning, a solo shot for Oregon State in the top of the inning and Keirsey hit his first homer of the year, a two-run shot, to give Utah a 9-5 lead. Utah added two insurance runs in the eighth inning off three hits, including RBI singles from Matt Richardson and Rowan.Oregon State rallied in the top of the ninth, scoring three runs on three hits before Stoltz got a ground out to close out the victory.Utah hosts BYU in a midweek game on Tuesday, April 3, at 6:00 p.m. MT.
Edda Freya. (Credit: DeepOcean.) Norwegian subsea services provider, DeepOcean has secured an EPCI contract from Repsol for the tieback of the Yme Beta North reservoir to existing facilities.Under the contract, DeepOcean will be responsible for the project management, engineering, construction and offshore installation activities.The firm said that the offshore work includes marine operations to install and tie-in Subsea spools, flying leads and installation of Subsea Structures at the YME Beta North field.The agreement also includes preparations for production start-up for the YME Beta North tie-back.Offshore execution is scheduled for 2021DeepOcean Europe commercial director Rolf Ivar Sørdal said: “DeepOcean is continuously working hard to develop efficient solutions for our customers and to deliver as promised.“This award is a true recognition of our achievements, all founded on our dedicated workforce and their flexible and cooperative mindset during project execution.The project fits very well with our capabilities and construction vessel fleet, and we are pleased that Repsol again has trusted us with this exciting award. DeepOcean is looking forward to cooperating with Repsol to deliver a successful and safe project”.Furthermore, the firm said that the onshore project team will work out of its office located in Haugesund, with offshore execution planned for 2021.DeepOcean is subsea services provider that serves the oil and gas and offshore power markets with inspection, maintenance and repair, subsea construction, and project management and engineering.In 2018, DeepOcean acquired Delta SubSea and expanded its presence into the US Gulf of Mexico (GOM). The agreement also includes preparations for production start-up for the YME Beta North tie-back
It has come to light this week, that two researchers from Oxford have discovered a new gene in Maize plants which could help increase crop yields, lessening the global food crisis. Professor Hugh Dickinson and Dr Liliana Costa, both from the Department of Plant Sciences, came to their conclusions by working for ten years alongside scientists at Warwick University.The gene, known as MEG1, occurs on the maternal chromosome, and according to Professor Dickinson, controls the “transfer of resources into the seed,” letting us know how the grain fills with nutrients. He added that the discovery of the gene was “important both academically as it supports at least one evolutionary theory… and commercially because it controls grain filling.”The discovery could have a significant impact on increasing yields of the crop. Dickinson noted that “an ability to improve grain yield and character by ‘reprogramming’ MEG1 activity would have immediate application to food production… an ability to ‘tune’ the performance of a gene such as MEG1 should enable us to maximize the yield extracted from a particular plant, and – very important commercially.”His research partner Dr Costa, added, “Maize is an important staple food crop, feeding millions of people all over the world. The global population is set to rise to over 9 billion by 2050 (according to UN predictions), and together with the likelihood of increasing climate instability, severe food shortages are foreseen.” She went to note that “The discovery that this single gene can regulate the amount of plant nutrients entering the seed, and thus affect seed traits, such as nutritional content and seed size, is a highly important discovery.”According to Dr Costa, people have generally been “supportive” of the research carried out. Nonetheless, Professor Dickinson commented that although the scientists did not face any direct opposition, GM plants were used for much of the experimentation, and hence “there was always a danger that… experimental crops plots could have been damaged by ‘environmental activists’. The ‘Frankenstein Foods’ climate has had a serious impact on the government’s commitment to crop improvement – and thus on the public funding available for this sort of work.”He added “Hopefully the situation is now improving – and a degree of common sense is starting to prevail!” Professor Dickinson noted that if we were to meet the needs of a growing population, “militant action against GM research and technology on the basis of no clear evidence” would have to stop.Second year student, Ryan Kahn commented, “The discovery will do a huge amount of good by bringing done food prices and solve a growing world hunger crisis. That is only set to get worse as populations increase and incomes increase. If properly tested, there can be no reasonable opposition, and that there is, is based on conservatism and illogical beliefs.”
We hope that todays “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?”IS IT TRUE in a couple of days we shall be making an announcement that will take the City County Observer to the next level of newspaper publishing? …it took about three (3) years to achieve this milestone? …we want to thank our readers, advertisers, news contributors, family members in advance for helping us to achieve this important milestone?.IS IT TRUE its been reported by members of the main stream media that the owners of the McCurdy owes the Evansville Water and Sewer department around $750,000? …we wonder if this water and sewer bill for McCurdy has been paid? …if we don’t pay our water and sewer bill the Water and Sewer department would turn off our water?IS IT TRUE why hasn’t members of the Evansville City Council confronted City Controller Russ Lloyd Jr. about how much it costs the taxpayers to subsidize last years Thunderbolts Hockey team?IS IT TRUE we wonder why members of the City Council hasn’t publicly ask City Controller Russ Lloyd Jr. how much cash advancement did he get from the Tropicana Riverboat fund for 2018?IS IT TRUE supporters Of Mike Duckworth are telling people if he runs for County Commissioner he is a slam drunk winner? … we would like to informed his supporters that there are two other well qualified and savvy businessmen running for this position?IS IT TRUE four (4) individuals are seriously considering running against 2nd Ward City Council member Missy Mosby in the Democratic primary? …who ever-decides to run for her council seat better be willing to work day and night to unseat her because she one heck of a campaigner? IS IT TRUE we are hearing that at least seven (7) individuals are considering a run for the Evansville City Council at-large seats? … the at-large City Council seats are always vulnerable because candidates run city wide? …don’t be surprised that all three (3) Council seats have new members?IS IT TRUE that 6th Ward City Councilman Jim Brinkmeyer is finally doing things that his Westside constituencies even agree with and it looks like his chances of re-election has improved?IS IT TRUE we are told that the majority of local Republicans aren’t really upset with Councilman Dan McGinn for declaring that he’s now an Independent? …we are told that the majority of Republicans are upset with him because of his tax and spend voting record during the last several years? …according to GOP party chairman , Wayne Park that Mr. McGinn name shall not appear on the next City Council election ballot?IS IT TRUE that 4th Ward City Councilwoman Connie Robinson name won’t appear on the next City Council election ballot? …Mrs. Robinson has served her constitutes well over the last 20 plus years? …we hear that local banker and past At-Large City Council candidate Alex Burton is being groomed to replace Mrs. Robinson?IS IT TRUE the Democrats are going to spend a great deal of time and money to take back the 3rd Ward City Council seat that they held for many years? …we predict that newly appointed 3rd Ward Council member John Hayden will have one heck of re-election battle to retain his seat on Council?IS IT TRUE that 5th Ward City Councilman Justin Elpers re-elections chances look very good because of his responsible and conservative voting record? …he’s also is an extremely friendly and likable person?IS IT TRUE some of the movers and shakers in the Vanderburgh County Democratic party are saying that Vanderburgh County Commissioner Ben Shoulders is considered to be a raising political star?Todays READERS POLL question is: Do you feel that Mike Duckworth is a slam dunk winner in the Republican primary for the District #2 Vanderburgh County Commission seat?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections. You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily. If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected]’S FOOTNOTE: Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City County Observer or our advertisersFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Crowds of skaters fill the new skateboard park in Ocean City on Friday afternoon.Dear Friends:I am pleased to announce that the new skate park in Ocean City opened yesterday afternoon. and I would like to thank everyone who helped plan and build the park. I believe it will be a great resource for our City.We remind all skaters to follow the rules and wear the appropriate safety equipment. The park will be open daily from 9 a.m. until dusk, weather permitting. We are planning an official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Saturday of Columbus Day Weekend during the block party.The beach replenishment project in the south end is on hold through the weekend for rough seas and high winds. Weather permitting, we are hopeful the dredge will be back to work on Monday with only a small bit of material left to pump onshore. Crossovers and fence installations will be completed following pumping, and the contractor has been asked to make access to the state park a priority.The beach replenishment project for the north end of town has been given a notice to proceed. A preconstruction meeting will be held in early October, with pipe and other equipment mobilized soon after. Pumping onto the beach could begin as early as mid-October.Dredging of Snug Harbor also began earlier this week. Although a smaller project than what we had hoped for, material is being moved out of Snug Harbor to the disposal site under Route 52, with eventual transport to Wildwood for disposal.Additionally, ACT Engineers continue to have surveyors in the back bays measuring the material that has accumulated in the dredge areas since Hurricane Sandy. This updated survey will allow ACT Engineers and the city to demonstrate to the state and federal governments the need for timely permit approvals and common sense regulations.I hope everyone has a great weekend.Warm regards,Jay A. GillianMayor The following is Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian’s weekly update to citizens posted on Friday, Sept. 25.