Deputy concerned at impact of school transport changes

first_img By News Highland – December 14, 2010 Newsx Adverts NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Twitter Deputy concerned at impact of school transport changes Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Previous articleThree teenagers in court on Mountcharles arson chargesNext articleMan in court following criminal damage to Bunbeg Garda Station News Highland Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Changes to the primary school bus transport qualifications will interfere with the education of local students, according to Donegal North-East TD Joe McHugh.He is to challenge Education Minster, Mary Coughlan, in the Dail this week to clarify the changes to the distances for qualifying primary school students for school transport.Deputy McHugh says the new rules will force many Donegal parents to send their children to different schools: RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny last_img read more

Alumni, staff donate masks

first_imgUntil there are no longer any supply shortages, Won said the organization will continue to provide necessary PPE to medical facilities across L.A.  When 2019 alumnus Thomas Won volunteered at LAC + USC Medical Center last March at an inpatient unit, he saw firsthand some of the personal protective equipment and mask shortages that were beginning to occur in Los Angeles hospitals. Immediately after this experience, Won began planning on how to provide N95 and KN95 masks to health care providers on the front lines.  “For us, it’s more really just a privilege that we’re able to do this,” Won said. “We don’t ask for their thanks or anything. We know that they’re in need, so we’re just trying to fill in that gap. We’re just trying to step up and do what we can.” Now, Won and the organization GetUsPPE LA provide PPE to medical facilities in underserved areas throughout L.A. County where there are larger clusters of coronavirus cases. There are now more than 15,000 confirmed cases in the county. Since information regarding PPE required by these facilities is not publicly available, the team contacts health care facilities to find out their requirements. So far, they have delivered to more than 40 health care facilities, including a couple of hospitals in Orange County that were in immediate need.  “What stirred me up was that people were selling masks for their own profit or trying to get masks and buying them right away,” Park said. “I [think] the need was more for our health care workers or people that are actually in contact on a daily basis with possible patients or other people that might be carriers.”  The team has already delivered resources to over 40 health care facilities including some hospitals in Orange County that were in immediate need. (Photo courtesy of GetUsPPE LA) Before formally creating GetUsPPE LA, Won started a GoFundMe page to raise funds and buy supplies like medical gowns and goggles, which are difficult for the general public to provide. In one week, he was able to raise $11,000. In addition to collecting donations, Won’s parents, who are in the wholesale business, managed to work with contacts in China to source supplies from overseas. To begin the distribution chain, Won contacts the import coordinator to request certain supplies, like KN95 masks. The donation team then vets the supplies and manufacturers, checking their certifications and ensuring both the manufacturer and the PPE it makes have FDA approval. The initial GoFundMe that Won created to raise funds is now part of a section on the GetUsPPE LA website that informs users who are unable to donate PPE on how they can still contribute. Park, while understanding the public’s initial fear surrounding the virus, said she did not understand why many were hoarding masks for themselves and seemingly forgetting the health care workers who face the virus every day. “It’s been really inspiring to just see all the people out there that are doing efforts around getting PPE to health care heroes,” said Manley, who has worked primarily on marketing and outreach efforts. “There’s just so many people and organizations that have stepped up to help out, which is super inspiring, especially given how challenging it can be these days.”  After realizing that it could take up to seven to 10 days to receive a shipment of masks from overseas, he considered developing a local donation system. While setting it up, Won contacted GetUsPPE, a national coalition for grassroots efforts to collect donated PPE. A logistics coordinator from GetUsPPE was able to connect Won with Christian Manley, a marketing administrator at USC Bovard College.  Won said the team reached out to the general public to get volunteers willing to pick up PPE from homes and other businesses. Jessica Park, a 2017 alumna who serves as the donation coordinator and one of the project planners, has been working on the fundraising team since the last week of March. She joined when Won told her about the shortage problem he had seen while volunteering and his idea for fundraising.  “We don’t know when coronavirus will end,” Won said. “We don’t know when this PPE shortage will be met. It’s unpredictable — there’s no timeline. Until we hear that [health care workers are] doing okay with PPE shortages, it will be until then that we continue this effort.”last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Aug. 22 – Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014

first_imgSunday, August 24, 20142:20 a.m.  Officers investigated a battery by a known suspect in the 100 block of N. Washington.•2:45 a.m. Officers investigated an aggravated assault in the 1100 block of E. Lincoln.•3:18 a.m. Officers investigated an aggravated assault in the 1100 block of E. Lincoln.•Juvenile male, 17, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 64 mph in a 50 mph zone and operating a motor vehicle without proof of insurance.•10:20 p.m. Officers investigated suspicious activity in the 700 block of N. Blaine. Wellington Police notes for Friday, August 22 – Sunday, August 24:Friday, August 22, 2014•4:15 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 800 block S. C, Wellington.•9:47 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of checks in the 1400 block N. Washington, Wellington.•10:32 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of currency in the 1000 block of W. 8th.•11:10 a.m. Juvenile female, 16, Wellington was arrested and confined on a commitment to sanctions house court through Sumner County for probation violation.•1:05 p.m. Cara M. Appelhans, 35, Wellington was arrested and confined on a warrant through the city of Oxford.•2:13 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 500 block N. Plum, Wellington.•2:34 p.m. On August 14, 2014 Officers investigated a theft in the 1400 block N. Washington, Wellington. Property was recovered and returned to owner.•2:40 p.m. Hunter M. Gaddie, 20, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with possession of alcohol by underage adult.•8:20 p.m. Officers made a, courtesy motor vehicle non-injury accident report on private property, in the 1000 block of N. A., involving a vehicle operated by Caitlin B. Jordan, 21, Kountze,Texas and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Michael L. Spencer, Wellington. Saturday, August 23, 2014•10:20 a.m. Brenda S. Cadenhead, 53, Wichita, was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 43 mph in a 30 mph zone (radar) and expired drivers license.•5:25 p.m. Officers investigated suspicious activity in the 1400 block of superior court.•8:41 p.m. Officers investigated a dog bite and was impounded in the 1300 block of N. B.•10:07 p.m. Officers investigated a sexual battery in the 200 block of W. 4th.•10:44 p.m. Officers investigated domestic battery and criminal damage to property in the 300 block of E. 15th.•11:25 p.m. Matthew R. Deason, 34, Wellington was arrested, confined and eventually bonded on charges charges of domestic battery and criminal damage to property.last_img read more

Saints move up the BCIHL charts after pulling off weekend sweep of Eastern Washington Eagles

first_imgThe Selkirk College Saints experienced its best weekend in school history as the Castlegar-based club swept a two-game weekend series against the Eastern Washington Eagles — and B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League rookie-of-the-month, Jordan Wood was right in the middle of the scoring.Wood had three points during the weekend to lead the Saints to a pair of identical 4-1 victories, Friday at the Castlegar Recreation Centre and Saturday at Eastern Washington.“It was a great weekend (for us),”  Selkirk Athletic Director Kim Verigin told The Nelson Daily.Scott Traverse, Castlegar’s Scott Jago and Sandro Moser, the latter two coming on the power play, scored in the second period to power the Saints to the win Friday.Eastern’s Bret Kellogg cut the margin to 3-1 after 40 minutes.But Garrett Kucher padded the Selkirk lead in third Spencer Wong shutout the Eagles the rest of the way to bring home the two points.Selkirk out shot Eastern 46-37 as former Kootenay International Junior Hockey League standout for the Spokane Braves, Jason Greenwell was busy in goal.Saturday, Wood, named the game’s first star, scored a power play goal in the first period to get Selkirk out of the gates on a positive note.The score remained the same until the third when the Saints exploded for three goals in a span of six minutes late in the frame to put the game away.Adam Makaroff, Kucher and Nithen Dhallwal scored for the visitors.AJ Saunders spoiled the shutout bid by Wong in the third, scoring at 19:01 of the final frame.The weekend sweep moves Selkirk, 3-5, into a three-way tie for third in BCIHL standings with Kelowna’s Okanagan College and Thompson Rivers University of Kamloops.Simon Fraser leads the league with a 6-0-1 record. Eastern Washington is second two points ahead of Selkirk.Selkirk is back on the ice this weekend when the club hosts Trinity Western University of Langley.Game times are 7:30pm Sat and 1:30pm Sunday at Castlegar Rec Centre.MARCHING NEWS: Jordan Wood quickly emerged as the Saints’ go-to offensive option during a first month in the BCIHL that was highlighted by a hat trick in a 4-2 home ice win over the University of Victoria. The former Kelowna Chief and Westside Warrior then added another eight points over his next four games, including three assists in a narrow loss to Okanagan College and a pair of goals on the road against SFU. Wood closed out the month tied for second in BCIHL [email protected]last_img read more

5 hours agoMan Utd fullback Wan-Bissaka: I idolised Thierry Henry

first_imgMan Utd fullback Wan-Bissaka: I idolised Thierry Henryby Ansser Sadiq5 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveAaron Wan-Bissaka aspired to emulate Arsenal legend Thierry Henry when he was a youngster.The 21-year-old instead developed into a promising fullback, earning a 50m move to Manchester United over the summer.”Growing up I looked up to Henry,” the Englishman told Joe.”I just like goals, I liked the way he scored goals. I always pictured myself scoring goals when I was younger.”I trained there (at right-back) a few times because Palace needed players in that position, that’s when they noticed how good I am at tackling and defending.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

DL Rashad Weaver De-Commits From Michigan, Says Jim Harbaugh And Staff Stopped Contacting Him

first_imgJim Harbaugh head coach of the Michigan Wolverines shouts during the game against the Penn State Nittany Lions.Michigan picked up a commitment from three-star defensive lineman and former PSU commit Michael Dwumfour earlier today. Tonight, the Wolverines lost a pledge from three-star Florida defensive lineman Rashad Weaver, but Weaver’s explanation for his decision is what will garner the most attention.In a message on Twitter, Weaver said he chose to de-commit after the Michigan staff basically stopped speaking to him for seven months. Head coach Jim Harbaugh informed him there was only a 50/50 chance he’d be able to sign with the Wolverines next week, and offered him the option of accepting a preferred walk-on opportunity or going to prep school. Decommit….— Shad (@R_Weaver80) January 26, 2016If Weaver’s story is accurate, this isn’t a good look for Michigan. The Wolverines may ultimately land the nation’s top recruit, defensive tackle Rashan Gary, next week, but Harbaugh’s going to take some heat over this.last_img read more

Soldier who died while training was in vehicle involved in other fatal

first_imgWAINWRIGHT, Alta. – A soldier who died while training at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright was in a type of armoured vehicle that has been involved in other fatal accidents.Sgt. Robert Dynerowicz died in hospital and three other soldiers were hurt after their LAV III crashed Tuesday on a gravel road on the base in east-central Alberta.Col. Conrad Mialkowski, commander of 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, said the accident is under investigation.“At this time we don’t understand fully what occurred,” Mialkowski said Wednesday.“But what we do know is that it was a single-vehicle accident of that light armoured vehicle or LAV III with Sgt. Dynerowicz as the crew commander, another crew member in the turret of the vehicle with him, a driver and a soldier in the back.”The LAV III is an eight-wheeled, heavily armed and armoured utility vehicle that served as the backbone of Canada’s war effort in Afghanistan.Some crew in LAV IIIs can drive with their head and shoulders exposed to give them greater visibility.Mialkowski said the LAV III has been the workhorse of the army for years and is safe. He said his unit is currently using hundreds of them.In 2014, Lt.-Col. Dan Bobbitt died when his LAV III rolled during training at CFB Wainwright. Four other soldiers were injured.Dynerowicz joined the Army in 2005 and was a member of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, a regiment based at CFB Petawawa in Ontario.Mialkowski said Dynerowicz’s comrades held a memorial in the field to honour his memory and service.“Our condolences go out to the family of Sgt. Dynerowicz, his parents, his sister, his loved ones,” he said. “It is a hard time for those of us in uniform, but even harder for those within his family.”Dynerowicz’s uncle, Rob Bignall, said his nephew served two tours of duty in Afghanistan during his military career.“Our lives are better having been touched by your kind soul! Rest in peace Robert!,” Bignall said in a post on Facebook.Military and political leaders expressed their condolences.“I am deeply saddened by the loss of Sgt. Dynerowicz,” Lt.-Gen. Paul Wynnyk, commander of the Canadian Army, said in a statement.Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley also offered their sympathies.The military said Dynerowicz was taking part in Exercise Rugged Bear, a “rigorous training regime” that involves 3,000 soldiers from across the country.It was the latest training accident to hit the Canadian military.In March, Master Cpl. Alfred Barr, 31, died when his parachute failed to deploy during a training exercise near Yorkton, Sask.Last November, Capt. Thomas McQueen, 29, died on impact when his CF-18 fighter jet crashed during a training mission near the Alberta-Saskatchewan boundary.In 2015, search-and-rescue technician Sgt. Mark Salesse was buried in an avalanche while training in Banff National Park.— By John Cotter in Edmontonlast_img read more

Russia opposes US plan for more NATO ships in Black Sea

first_imgMoscow: A US proposal to send more NATO ships to the Black Sea to ensure safe passage for Ukrainian vessels and deter Russia is viewed “negatively” in Moscow, the Kremlin said Wednesday. Washington has been working on a package to boost surveillance and deploy more NATO vessels to the Black Sea after a naval confrontation between Moscow and Kiev last year, the US ambassador to NATO said. The measure was expected to be discussed during talks by NATO foreign ministers in Washington on Wednesday and Thursday. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USRussian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the Kremlin viewed such a proposal “negatively”. “We do not understand what they mean by this. The situation with the Kerch Straight and navigation there is well known,” he told reporters. Russian deputy foreign minister Alexander Grushko told Russian news agencies the plan would only lead to “increased military risks” in the region. “If additional military and technical measures are needed from our side, we will adopt them,” Interfax news agency quoted Grushko as saying. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsMost alliance members share concerns about Russia which backs separatists in a smouldering conflict in eastern Ukraine that has so far claimed some 13,000 lives. In November, Russia fired on and seized three Ukrainian navy vessels, capturing two dozen sailors near the Kerch Strait, as they tried to pass from the Black Sea to the Azov Sea. It was the first open military clash between Kiev and Moscow since 2014, when Russia annexed Crimea and a pro-Russian insurgency erupted in eastern Ukraine. “We are going to make sure that we have the capability to deter a very aggressive Russia,” US ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison told reporters on Tuesday. She said the US package was designed “to assure that there is a safe passage for Ukrainian vessels through the Kerch Strait.” Observers say that an increased NATO presence in the region is one of Russia’s worst nightmares. Putin has openly said that Moscow’s decision to take over Crimea was partly motivated by NATO’s expansion into Eastern Europe. Peskov did not say Wednesday whether Russia would in fact allow NATO ships to pass through the Azov Sea. “A decision will be made when there is such a request,” the Kremlin spokesman said. The West has accused Moscow of illegally blocking access to the Sea of Azov, used by both Russia and Ukraine. A NATO spokesman declined to comment on the US ambassador’s remarks but pointed to comments by Stoltenberg on Monday when he outlined plans to increase the alliance presence in the Black Sea. Stoltenberg said NATO would step up port visits as well as exercises and training with Ukraine and Georgia.last_img read more

Retired IPS officer’s identity proof used by drug peddlers in Ghaziabad

first_imgGhaziabad: A retired senior IPS officer, who had earlier been posted as police chief in Ghaziabad district, has been forged by some unidentified persons as they used his Aadhar card for shipping drugs to USA.Subhash Chandra Gupta, the retired IPS officer and a resident of Sector 9 in Vasundhara area of Ghaziabad, said that he had received an envelope containing drugs which got returned to his address on being un-delivered in USA.”I had received an undelivered envelope by the name of my father KM Gupta, as sender, enclosing with some tablets and a photo copy of my Aadhar card. My father is no more with us while I am also totally unaware with the packet,” said Gupta. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”Upon asking one of my friends, who is also a doctor, he told me that these tablets are under as drugs while the envelope was returned at my address on getting undelivered in USA, as it mentioned my identity proof,” added Gupta. The officer further said that he has no clue as who has misused his identity proof while the mobile number mentioned on the envelope was also never linked with him or any of his family members. “I was shocked to see the envelope and how my identity proof went into the hands of some unknown persons who used it for peddling drugs abroad. We also tried the mobile number written on the envelope which went invalid while as when we searched it on true caller, it flashed name of some Priya Durgapal from Jammu and Kashmir,” added Gupta. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsMeanwhile police official said that they have registered a case into the matter and investigations are on. “Based on the complaint received, a case under Indian Penal code (IPC) section 420 (cheating and dishonestly including delivery of property) has been registered against unidentified persons. This is a rare case and it’s a matter of investigation as how the identity proof went into the wrong hands.” “We will try and trace the source of these drugs while further probe is on,” said Shlok Kumar, Superintendent of police (city), Ghaziabad. Gupta has served the Ghaziabad district as Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) in year 1997 and was retired at IG rank from Uttar Pradesh police in 2008.last_img read more

CCTV cameras helped crack 103 cases in three months

first_imgNew Delhi: The city-wide closed-circuit television camera (CCTV) surveillance has helped the police to solve 103 criminal cases in three months.Sources said that 88 cases were solved with the help of the cameras installed under Nigehban scheme of city police whereas in 15 cases government cameras proved helpful for the investigators. In two districts of Delhi Police, 20 and 10 cases were solved with the help of private cameras whereas in other districts 9, 3, 2, 9, 2, 1, 9, 1, 3, 7, 3, 9 cases were worked out with the help of third eyes (private cameras). Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderPolice said that the “third eye” is an excellent aid to police investigations and efforts are on to add more CCTV cameras with recording facilities all over the city. Last year, a theft case of Rs 8 lakh in West Delhi’s showroom was solved with the help of the Nigehban camera. In another case, a gang of six burglars who were caught dancing on CCTV camera footage before committing robbery in north Delhi’s Lahori Gate area have been arrested. “Under this scheme, Delhi Police has surveyed all important locations of the city and drawn a list of sensitive areas which require CCTV monitoring. Individuals are being motivated to install CCTV by pooling their resources,” police said. During the year 2018, the scheme was further carried on successfully and the number of CCTV cameras under this scheme has risen to 2,23,652 so far. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsCurrently, Delhi is being guarded by more than two lakh private cameras and also over 16,000 government installed cameras. In which 9,147 CCTV cameras are integrated with police monitoring network. This year itself 322 government and 1,315 cameras under Nigehban were repaired. Sources said that 11,374 new cameras are likely to be installed in the city till June. Sources further said that 9650 private cameras and more than 1500 government cameras might be installed. “The highest number of cameras will be installed in Shahdara police district which will be more than 4,000 whereas one another district will get 1600 cameras. Rest other districts will get more than 6,000 cameras,” sources said.last_img read more