Watchdog to tighten oil checks

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Michigan sets 22 January launch date for online betting and gaming

first_imgOnline sports betting Regions: US Michigan Michigan sets 22 January launch date for online betting and gaming Read the full story on iGB North America. The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) has approved eight operators to launch both online betting and gaming – and a ninth permission to launch online wagering alone – from Friday (22 January). “Michigan residents love sports and, judging by inquiries we’ve received, eagerly anticipate using mobile devices to place bets through the commercial and tribal casinos.  Topics: Legal & compliance Online casino Licensing Regulation Online sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newslettercenter_img Email Address Tags: Michigan Gaming Control Board AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter “The Michigan Gaming Control Board and the state’s commercial and tribal casinos will begin a new era January 22 with the launch of regulated online gaming and sports betting,” Kalm said. 19th January 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle Richard S. Kalm, executive director of the MGCB, said that with significant consumer demand, he expected the state to post high revenue figures and generate significant returns through taxation from the long-awaited launch.last_img read more

East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgEast African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited produces and distributes a range of beer and spirit brands and non-alcoholic beverages. Popular brands include Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Guinness, Pilsner, White Cap Lager, Allsopps Lager, Balozi Lager, Senator Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Kenya Cane, Chrome Vodka and Ciroc. East African Breweries has operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan; and exports alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to Rwanda, Burundi and the Great Lakes region. Subsidiary companies include Kenya Breweries Limited, Uganda Breweries Limited, East African Breweries (Mauritius) Limited, International Distillers Uganda Limited and East African Maltings (Kenya) Limited. Established in 1922, the group has its headquarters in Ruaraka, near the capital of Nairobi. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

There’s a new reason why I like Rolls-Royce shares

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. There’s a new reason why I like Rolls-Royce shares Image source: Getty Images “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. When a share price collapses, a buying opportunity can be created. Last year, shares in Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) fell by a third. To some, this made the company’s shares seem tempting. If you’re one of those contrarian types who sees opportunity when a share price drops sharply and are still considering buying into Rolls-Royce, I’d like to suggest that there’s another reason other than just a low price to invest in the company.I’d go further still and would suggest investors looking for companies with partial solutions to the challenge of combating climate change should consider this share. This may seem like a surprising assertion, so let me explain why.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Rolls-Royce is leading a UK consortium to develop what are known as small modular reactors (SMRs). These are small nuclear power plants that are around 10% of the size of traditional nuclear reactors.The problem with traditional nuclear power relates to reactor size and may not apply to the reactors the firm is helping develop. It means there are limited economies of scale resulting from the construction on the traditional variety. The appeal of small modular reactors lies with the word modular.Why modular?Renewable energies, such as wind turbines and solar farms, have seen their costs fall enormously — the cost of solar PV modular has fallen by 95% since 2008, for example, according to data from Bloomberg and the New Economics Foundation. Wind and solar prices have fallen sharply because they’re subject to what’s called a learning rate, every increase in their total installed base leads to a fall in their cost. Electricity costs generated by nuclear power stations, by contrast, seem to increase over time.Small modular reactors, on the other hand, are likely to benefit from significant economies of scale. Rolls-Royce itself emphasises this and talks about using off-site modular construction, making the modular units at scale. Another benefit of small modular reactors is that because of the way they operate, with high fuel burn-up rates, they often entail much less waste than traditional reactors.Nuclear power and renewables are not natural bedfellows. Because of the intermittent supply of renewables (no solar power when it’s dark, no wind power when it’s still), an ideal complementary technology would be one in which the energy supply can be easily turned up and down when needed. Traditional nuclear energy doesn’t really fit this bill as it tends to supply energy at a constant rate and has high set-up costs.But small-scale reactors could be more useful here. The war against climate change will entail many battles, and such small-scale reactors may play a key role in some of them.If you believe that climate change poses a big risk to us all, but also think there’s opportunity in investing in companies that are engaged in the front line of this battle, then a superficial glance might suggest that Rolls-Royce, more famous for its aircraft engines, is not an obvious candidate. But I’d advise looking deeper. Finding opportunities that are not obvious could be an extremely profitable investment strategy.last_img read more

Zigzag House / Cobaleda & García Arquitectos

first_imgCopyAbout this officeCOBALEDA & GARCÍA ARQUITECTOSOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPozuelo de AlarcónSpainPublished on June 16, 2013Cite: “Zigzag House / Cobaleda & García Arquitectos” [Casa Zigzag / Cobaleda & García Arquitectos] 16 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ EffectPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceBricksEndicottBrick Facade at the Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural CenterBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenRailing / BalustradesSolarluxBalcony Glazing – SL 60eUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Products in Palazzo VolpiChairshorgenglarusUpholstered Chair – diva 5-154Wall / Ceiling LightsHE WilliamsLED Downlight – 4DR RoundMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!Courtesy of Cobaleda & García ArquitectosThe triangular grid is obtainedby plotting three sets of parallel lines with equidistant spacing and inclined Houses Save this picture!Courtesy of Cobaleda & García ArquitectosOrigami-architecture is anarchitecture that contains spaces using folded light surfaces. 2012 Year:  Spain Projects “COPY” Zigzag House / Cobaleda & García Arquitectos 2012 Save this picture!Courtesy of Cobaleda & García ArquitectosORIGAMIOrigami, the Japanese art of folding paper toobtain figures, does not need scissors or glue, just a piece of paper and thehands of a human. Origami is the action of folding a paper to create a model.In architecture, “folding” is the action of bending or folding surfaces tocreate continuous-discontinuous effects. In folded architecture, surfaces foldto adapt to the events that they host. “COPY” Architects: Cobaleda & García Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Area:  400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/385152/zigzag-house-cobaleda-and-garcia-arquitectos Clipboardcenter_img Save this picture!Courtesy of Cobaleda & García ArquitectosText description provided by the architects. The site is located on top of atrough with large and splendid views west of Madrid. ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/385152/zigzag-house-cobaleda-and-garcia-arquitectos Clipboard Save this picture!DetailIn this situation we chose to modulate the plotwith a diamond grid and introduce jogs to generate garden vacuoles on the sidesof the plot, allowing, in turn, openings oriented to the light and thepanoramic view. The resolution of such irregularity, both in plan as insection, is produced through continuous reinforced concrete slabs. ArchDaily Save this picture!Courtesy of Cobaleda & García ArquitectosThe resolution of such irregularity, both inplan as in section, is produced through continuous reinforced concrete slabs,folding the structure as if we were working with paper. Zigzag House / Cobaleda & García ArquitectosSave this projectSaveZigzag House / Cobaleda & García Arquitectos Save this picture!Courtesy of Cobaleda & García ArquitectosThe plan resulting from thisprocess is a sequence of overlapping zigzag spaces with the same scheme on theupper floor, and which fold on the roof, swinging the height of the roomsaccording to the lighting and ventilation needs. The square grid is obtained byplotting two sets of equidistant parallel lines, perpendicular to each other. Theirconstruction can be done in a vertical or an oblique axis. Save this picture!PlansProject gallerySee allShow lessSquare House Veierland / Reiulf Ramstad ArkitekterSelected ProjectsPellegari / Agence Bernard BühlerSelected Projects Share 60º to each other. It can occur vertically or horizontally. In the first case,one of the adjacent sides is the vertical direction and in the second, it isthe horizontal direction. Some structures generated from triangular grids: ahexagonal grid would result from eliminating triangular lines that do not makeregular hexagons. Similarly, exerting external pressure on a square grid withtwo opposite directions will result in a diamond grid and in particular aregular diamond grid. The hexagon may be separated into three diamonds, butthese are not regular polygons. Save this picture!Courtesy of Cobaleda & García ArquitectosCRACKING. In the dwelling, thesurfaces break and fold, so that the entire development of the house can beconfigured with one developable surface. A volume with truncated corners and afolded cover arises. Save this picture!Courtesy of Cobaleda & García Arquitectos+ 20 Share Save this picture!Courtesy of Cobaleda & García ArquitectosThe difficulty lay in thedisparity of the plot. The narrowness of the front and side setbacks forced avery narrow corridor and longitudinal distribution in which a large part of therooms would be located very near the lateral boundaries, closed to the southfacing view. CopyHouses•Pozuelo de Alarcón, Spain Year: last_img read more

Emberger Residence / LP Architektur

first_imgCopyAbout this officeLP architekturOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWagrainHousesAustriaPublished on November 25, 2013Cite: “Emberger Residence / LP Architektur” 25 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2012 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/438195/emberger-residence-lp-architektur Clipboard Houses 2012 CopyHouses•Wagrain, Austria Save this picture!© wortmeyer photography+ 8 Share Photographs ArchDaily Austria “COPY” Area:  874 m² Area:  874 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project photographs:  wortmeyer photographyPhotographs:  wortmeyer photographySave this picture!© wortmeyer photographyRecommended ProductsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorText description provided by the architects. The mayor of Wagrain complicated the realization of the house, recalls Doris Emberger: The “highest building authority” said to the family that he wouldn’t issue a permit for a “unique selling point”. In marketing and sales psychology this term refers to an exceptional feature in comparison to competitors. The house indeed forms a positive contrast to the more trivial buildings in the neighborhood. On the other hand, the house enjoys best company with the adjacent extension of the parish church: In 1996/1998 architect Gernot Kulterer used contemporary materials such as exposed concrete and cleverly embedded the new building volume into the Baroque ensemble’s roof landscape. Save this picture!© wortmeyer photographyAnd the Emberger single-family house is also more of a unique contribution to the center of town than a provocation. The retreating southwest corner of the timber volume lends the reduced pitched roof a special configuration and contributes to the slender appearance of the house. The one-storey step in the site topography is mirrored in the building with two reference levels. The terrace roof and the carport are subtly connected to the main building as two independent concrete elements.Save this picture!© wortmeyer photographyThe shell of the timber construction is clad with larch, and the interiors are generally characterized by the bright effect of the silver fir panels. Above the single-room concept on the ground floor with an integrated kitchen unit is a master bedroom for the parents. The spatial intersections under the roof create play areas for the children that correspond to their scale. An autonomous living unit in the basement oriented to the northwest offers flexibility for the development of the family of four.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow less52 Social Housing in Tarragona / aguilera|guerrero architectsSelected ProjectsToward a Fit Nation: 18 Projects that Promote Healthy LifestylesArchitecture News Share Architects: LP architektur Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/438195/emberger-residence-lp-architektur Clipboard Emberger Residence / LP Architektur Emberger Residence / LP ArchitekturSave this projectSaveEmberger Residence / LP Architektur Projects Year:  Year:  “COPY”last_img read more

Fleuve / APOLLO Architects & Associates

first_img + 17 Share Japan Area:  92 m² Area:  92 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeAPOLLO Architects & AssociatesOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingHamamatsuHousesJapanPublished on December 19, 2013Cite: “Fleuve / APOLLO Architects & Associates” 19 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Fleuve / APOLLO Architects & Associates Architects: APOLLO Architects & Associates Area Area of this architecture project Photographs K.K.DEN co. ltd. 2013 Housing Year:  2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/458117/fleuve-apollo-architects-and-associates Clipboardcenter_img photographs:  Masao NishikawaPhotographs:  Masao Nishikawa ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/458117/fleuve-apollo-architects-and-associates Clipboard “COPY” Projects ArchDaily “COPY” Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaText description provided by the architects. The client, who is a hair stylist/a salon owner, requested us to design a house with a hair salon. It is an exclusive and luxurious hair salon where the salon owner himself provides all services, and the number of clients is limited to only two at the same time.  Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaOur design strategy is to minimize the size of the salon, to create a compact and intimate space where the hair stylist gives utmost attention and professional service to the customer. On the contrary, we provide the maximum floor area of the house. The glass-clad salon has a stylish and sharp atmosphere, but the sharpness is softened by greenery in the front yard and low and deep eaves above it.  Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaLounge for resting is provided as a buffer zone between the hair salon and the house. And entrance court with a family symbol tree is specially designed as a transitional zone where the client is able to switch his mood from business to private.  Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaThe client’s wife practices tea ceremony, so we design a Japanese room to welcome tea guests, with a compact courtyard (called “Tsubo-niwa” in Japanese) attached. Our intention is to fill the space with an atmosphere of warm welcome from the hair salon to the tearoom, and in and out of the house. Save this picture!© Masao Nishikawa On the second floor, family room and child’s room are divided by the stairs in between. Study room in the middle acts as an intermediate space in between. Roof of the hair salon becomes a wide roof balcony adjacent to the family room. It can be used as an extended family room on occasions such as big parties with many guests.  Save this picture!PlansFrom the windows, one can enjoy the view of the family symbol tree, along with the beautiful background of the adjacent park and trees along the street.Project gallerySee allShow lessSix Projects Selected as Public Interest Design Global Award WinnersArchitecture NewsKenneth Frampton wins Lifetime Achievement Award at Lisbon TriennaleArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, JapanLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Fleuve / APOLLO Architects & AssociatesSave this projectSaveFleuve / APOLLO Architects & AssociatesSave this picture!© Masao NishikawaHousing•Hamamatsu, Japan CopyStructure Engineers:Masaki Structure, Kenta MasakiFacility Engineers:Shimada Architects, Zenei ShimadaArchitect In Charge:APOLLO Architects & Associates, Satoshi KurosakiCity:HamamatsuCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess Specs Year:  Construction: last_img read more

Imprisoned cyber-dissident in worrying condition after injury in fall from bunkbed

first_img News News Organisation On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about the condition of imprisoned cyber-dissident Abdel Razak Al Mansouri, who had to wait eight hours for treatment after falling from his bunkbed and fracturing his pelvis. He has been detained since 12 January. to go further News December 17, 2019 Find out more Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about the condition of imprisoned cyber-dissident Abdel Razak Al Mansouri, who had to wait eight hours for treatment after falling from his bunkbed and fracturing his pelvis. He has been detained since 12 January.”We call on the prison authorities to ensure that Al Mansouri’s injuries are properly treated as soon as possible and we also demand that his lawyer and family be allowed to visit him in order to verify his state of health,” the organisation said.”We further point out that there is no justification for keeping him in custody for such a long period without trial when the only charge against him is illegal possession of a firearm,” Reporters Without Borders added.As a result of being left untreated for so long after the fall and the poor medical care available in the prison, Al Mansouri’s state of health has deteriorated considerably in the past week. He now has complications that could be life-threatening if not quickly treated. June 24, 2020 Find out more LibyaMiddle East – North Africa center_img August 17, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Imprisoned cyber-dissident in worrying condition after injury in fall from bunkbed Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrest Receive email alerts Follow the news on Libya February 23, 2021 Find out more LibyaMiddle East – North Africa ———————————————————————-24.05.2005 Detained bookseller and cyber-dissident charged with possession of a pistol Related documents In ArabicPDF – 40.1 KBIn EnglishMSWORD – 25.5 KB Reporters Without Borders today reiterated its call for the immediate release of former bookseller Abdel Razak Al Mansouri, saying he is almost certainly being held because of his articles on the Internet criticising the Libyan regime although he is officially charged with unauthorized possession of a pistol.”This man’s imprisonment is arbitrary even if you were to give credence to the charge brought against him,” the press freedom organization said.”How can the Libyan authorities justify holding someone secretly for more than five months on such a charge?” the organization asked. “In this type of case, the defendant should be released while awaiting trial. On the basis of the information we have, this charge just seems to be a pretext for silencing a dissident.”A Human Rights Watch representative was able to meet Al Mansouri on 12 May, during an official visit to Libya. The representative had asked to visit him after being alerted to the case by an earlier Reporters Without Borders release.Aged 51, Al Mansouri was taken to the meeting handcuffed and blindfolded from the detention center where he is being held. He said he was interrogated several times about the articles he posted on the Akhbar Libya website. He is convinced he was arrested because of these articles and not because of the pistol, which was found at his home the day after his arrest along with twenty-five bullets. He described it as an old pistol given to him by his father.Al Mansouri said that for the past three weeks he has been held in a detention centre run by the department of internal security in the Tripoli district of Fashloom. Before that he was held at a detention centre belonging to the internal security department for combating “terrorism and zealots.”Human Rights Watch told Reporters Without Borders that Al Mansouri showed no signs of physical mistreatment, that his morale was relatively high and that he had received clothes from his family. However, he has not been allowed any visits since his arrest and has not been allowed to see a lawyer.He told the Human Rights Watch representative that he wrote “in order to make Libya a better place.”Head of Libya’s Internal Security, Col. Tohamy Khaled, told Human Rights Watch that he was responsible for Al Mansouri’s arrest. “This man was not arrested for an article or the Internet or radio”, he said. “He was arrested because he had a gun without a licence.”When asked why Al Mansouri was being held by Internal Security instead of a facility for regular criminals, Col. Khaled said that illegal weapons was “a job for internal security.”An article by Al Mansouri that was posted on the Akhbar Libya website on 10 January: News RSF_en last_img read more

Calls on Minister to fund two ‘vital’ Donegal organisations

first_img Twitter Google+ Facebook There are calls on the Minister with responsibility for Disability to ensure annual funding is provided for two organisations in Donegal which provide services for children and young people with autism and intellectual disabilities.iCare and the Bluestacks Special Needs Foundation both missed out on funding under the €16 million Ability Programme last year.This has lead to calls now to Minister Finian McGrath by Donegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue to sanction recurrent funding for the service providers.He says both organisations cannot be left in the same position they were last year:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/mccohgjghjghjghjnalogue1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter By News Highland – January 31, 2019 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img AudioHomepage BannerNews Calls on Minister to fund two ‘vital’ Donegal organisations WhatsApp Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleCouncil to carry out audit of all housing stockNext articleHarps McGlynn, Campbell & Gallagher on International duty News Highland FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

Donegal Deputy lends support to PNA NASRA protest in Dublin

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – November 1, 2018 Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Facebook Previous articleCathaoirleach of DCC confident TII will deliver on number of projectsNext articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday November 1st News Highland Donegal Deputy lends support to PNA NASRA protest in Dublin WhatsApp Google+ Google+ Pinterest Psychiatric Nurses Association ambulance personnel members have been protesting today in Dublin over the HSE’s failure to recognise the union.Donegal members have also been taking part in the national protest in response to the refusal of the HSE to engage in negotiations with the PNA when representing the interests of their ambulance personnel members, or to make payroll deductions of union subscriptions for PNA ambulance personnel members.Donegal Deputy Thomas Pringle has been lending his support and has called on the Government to address the ongoing issue ahead of further planned action. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more