Shock fall in September retail sales

first_img THE high street suffered a shock fall in retail sales last month, raising fears that consumer spending is slowing even before the austerity measures really begin to bite. Headline retail sales fell by 0.2 per cent for a second consecutive month in September after a downwardly-revised drop of 0.7 per cent in August. Economists had expected a rise of 0.3 per cent. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndoDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionUndothedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comUndo whatsapp Tags: NULL Share Show Comments ▼ Shock fall in September retail sales KCS-content whatsapp On a quarterly basis, sales grew by one per cent in the third quarter but this was less than the 1.5 per cent growth seen in the three months to August. This slowing underlying trend has primarily been driven by weaker food sales with quarterly food store sales volume contracting by -1.1 per cent in September.In annualised terms retail sales growth was a pedestrian 0.5 per cent, although if you strip out auto fuel it was 1.8 per cent. “That is pretty slow – not surprising when earnings growth is not keeping pace with inflation and a double-dip in the housing market has probably sapped confidence,” said BNP Paribas’ Alan Clarke. The largest fall in core sales last month was in textiles and clothing, which dropped by 0.8 per cent on the month following a 0.7 per cent fall in August.Andrew Goodwin, senior economic adviser to the Ernst & Young ITEM Club, said: “It is a picture of consumer demand stagnating through the middle of this year. In fact sales levels are barely higher than this time last year and that comes as little surprise given how weak the fundamentals are right now.”“The outlook remains pretty bleak for consumers. The final few months of the year might look artificially good if January’s VAT rise encourages consumers to bring forward their purchases of big-ticket items. But after that consumer demand is likely to remain soft with numerous headwinds buffeting households,” Goodwin added. More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com Thursday 21 October 2010 9:05 pmlast_img read more


Motivational event coming to Phillis Wheatley

first_img  Ray and Jannet Clark want to know if you can handle it?The Apopka Christian and South Apopka Ministerial Alliances are hosting an inspirational and motivational forum featuring professional bodybuilder Ray Clark –  the 2014 National Gym Association “Pro Universe” champion. Clark will be on hand at Phillis Wheatley Elementary School on April 29th from 5 – 6:30 PM.Through power demonstrations and feats of strength, Clark and his wife Jannet show children, youth, and adults that they can conquer obstacles in their lives and learn to deal with them instead of running from them. Jannet and Ray have both overcame many personal obstacles in their lives. Together, in spite of having hit rock bottom, they have risen to face and overcome the difficulties of life.“We believe God has given us a unique tool through illustrated messages which include power demonstrations and feats of strength that will captivate the audience of any age! We share testimonies, words of encouragement, motivation and a timely message of faith, hope, and love,” Clark said. “It’s a great feeling to let people know that they can deal with the issues of life instead of running from them or trying to ignore them. There is freedom in the truth!”As a child, Clark was taken from his parents and adopted by his grandparents through the foster care system.  He has overcome many trials and tribulations and is a former member of the United States Marine Corps and is a personal trainer. Clark can bench press 450 pounds and can smash through a five-foot concrete wall.Ray Clark Motivational ForumWhen: April 29, 2017Where: Phillis Wheatley Elementary SchoolTime:  5:00 pm ~ 6:30 pm Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSApopka Christian Ministerial AlliancePhillis Wheatley ElementaryRay ClarkSouth Apopka Ministerial Alliance Previous articleWildfires rage in Central Florida due to low rainfall trendsNext articleSoaring With The Eagles Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment!last_img read more


Puma partners with United for Africa to fundraise for 30 aid organisations

first_img Sportswear manufacturer PUMA and UNITED FOR AFRICA have announced a partnership which will generate donations and raise international awareness for 30 aid organisations working in Africa.Donations will be made to UNITED FOR AFRICA from sales of the new, limited edition, PUMA charity collection. In a bid to ensure transparecy, customers will be able to see how much of the price of each item will be donated to UNITED FOR AFRICA at the point of purchase. The UNITED FOR AFRICA campaign will also be promoted by a retail entertainment tram equipped with informative and interactive material, and an outlet for the UNITED FOR AFRICA Charity Collection. These trams will run on allocated routes in Berlin from the beginning of June to the middle of July this year. Advertisement  39 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Puma partners with United for Africa to fundraise for 30 aid organisations Tagged with: Celebrity Promotional The Campaign has attracted celebrity support in the sports and music fields and will be highlighted at this year’s World Cup in Germany.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 6 April 2006 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more


Mencap appoints Enable Interactive for digital marketing

first_img Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 9 June 2010 | News  37 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Mencap appoints Enable Interactive for digital marketing Learning disability charity, Mencap, has signed up Enable Interactive to refresh its website design and to develop a wider social media and digital marketing strategy for the charity. The agency will refresh both the charity’s main website and its partner site easyhealth.org.uk.Enable Interactive‘s work on developing a digital marketing strategy for Mencap follows a detailed social media audit researching how learning disability is discussed online.Lucie Brown, Mencap’s head of brand communications, said: “We have brought Enable on board as a top digital agency to assess the design and user experience for people visiting our websites. We want to ensure we have a consistent brand journey through all the sites with intuitive navigation and linking. As the UK’s leading learning disability charity, we want the website and our digital and social media strategy to help the public better understand learning disability and the impact it has on people’s lives.”www.mencap.org.uk  38 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more


Galveston, Texas, rally demands: Dignity for Donald Neely

first_imgGalveston demonstration demands Dignity for Donald Neely, Sept. 15.Some 350 demonstrators gathered here Sept. 15 to support Donald Neely, drawn in part by an Aug. 3 video that garnered national attention. The video showed two police officers on horseback leading Neely by a rope. The disrespect shown this 43-year-old Black man aroused widespread outrage. Police documents showed they knew Neely as a homeless, mentally ill person who was not at all dangerous before the incident ever took place.Demonstrators came together from across the state in the scorching September heat to call on law enforcement to release body camera footage from the incident and to drop all charges against Neely. Their signs read that poverty and mental illness should not be a crime and made demands for dignity and justice. Those who gathered in Neely’s name rallied in a local park and then marched along the same route police had forced him to take.The community and all who understand the historical context of the area know that Neely’s blatant mistreatment is part of the legacy left by slavery. Galveston is a  deep-water port on the Gulf Coast, with the oldest city police force in Texas. The city’s law enforcement origins can be traced to slave patrols. Much like the surrounding areas, Galveston also has a well-documented history of leasing convicts for unpaid labor in the post-emancipation era. Convict leasing was a system comparable to slavery in which vagrancy laws were weaponized against poor Black people in particular. Laws were used by officers to arrest people — often for little reason — and use them as an expendable labor source under harsh conditions for the profit of the prison system.Everyone who showed up knew that history and also understood and spoke to the local community’s legacies of resistance and the inhabitants’ position as collective carriers of history. Galveston is the birthplace of Juneteenth, which is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of U.S. slavery on June 19, 1865.Speakers at the rally called for a moment of silence as the Sept. 15 day of action since it was also the anniversary of the day in 1963 when a bomb set in a Birmingham, Ala., church killed four young Black girls — Addie Mae Collins (14), Cynthia Wesley (14), Carole Robertson (14) and Carol Denise McNair (11) — and left a fifth young girl, Sarah Collins Rudolph, who still carries the traumatic history of that day. (For the story of the fifth girl, see tinyurl.com/y6h2jnfj/). Neely’s legal counsel, Houston-based civil rights attorney Ben Crump, reminded Neely’s hundreds of supporters: “When they drug him down the center of town, it was like they drug all of us.” Crump then led a chant of collective resistance, “Pull the rope, for Donald Neely!” Galveston knows the ghastly legacies of colonial inhumanity and raises its vital legacies of resistance in defiance. The community supports the ongoing legal struggles of Neely and collectively carries him. And he ain’t heavy.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


“Serial” producers give behind the scenes perspective

first_imgVirtual Tour: Fort Worth murals and where to find them TAGSphotos Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin Producers Julie Snyder and Sarah Koenig speak on the production and reporting behind their podcasts, ‘Serial.’ (Sam Bruton/TCU Staff Photographer) printProducers Julie Snyder and Sarah Koenig speak on the production and reporting behind their podcasts, “Serial.” (Sam Bruton/TCU360)When “Serial” was launched in 2014, its producers weren’t sure if there would be an audience for their look into a contested murder case.“We would have been happy with 300,000 listeners,” said Julie Snyder, the show’s producer.  After six weeks, “Serial” had over five million downloads.  As of last week: 243 million.  Snyder and host Sarah Koenig were on campus this week as guests of the annual Fogelson Forum hosted by the John V. Roach Honors College.  They discussed discovering how melding podcasts with narrative journalism captured the interest of others.Season one considered the murder conviction of Adnan Syed. The second season dealt with the case of Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban after deserting his post in Afghanistan.They said people compared “Serial” to cable shows like “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad.” But they noted that while these shows are fiction, in “Serial,” the crime was real and journalists were reporting it.The women said that audiences were not accustomed to responding to journalism in the same way they would respond to television shows.  One drawback was that people started speculating about who murdered Hae Min Lee if Syed isn’t guilty, they said.Snyder said they began to fear that the “privacy and respect for the people in the stories were violated.”“I felt like I got into their world more than I expected to,” said Koenig.  Despite the surprising outcomes, Koenig said, “This is a worthwhile thing to do. We invented something.” “This does sound different from anything that’s happened before. It feels like there are more attempts at long-form investigative journalism,” said Koenig.A Beginning in RadioThe pair, who worked as radio producers on “This American Life,” were trying to jump-start a new show and decided to create one story with serial installments. Snyder said this “allowed [them] to explore context and tangents.” They started “Serial” in the basement of Koenig’s house, having to pause recording each time someone flushed a toilet upstairs.Host and producer Sarah Koenig gives the audience details about why Adnan Syed’s story was chosen for the podcasts. (Sam Bruton/TCU360)A year before the production of the podcasts, Koenig began researching and reporting.“I was captivated by this story,” said Koenig. She was looking into the re-investigation of a 1999 Baltimore case in which a young woman disappeared from school.  Her body was later discovered buried in a city park. Adnan Syed is currently serving a life sentence for this murder and continues to say he is innocent.The first lines of the first episode demonstrate the premise of the series:  “For the last year, I’ve spent every working day trying to figure out where a high school kid was for an hour after school one day in 1999…”Snyder said the idea of a series published over time instead of in one long installment was good because they “wanted the show to feel like it’s alive.”Snyder said that they were drawn to dense stories that live in the details and this can “create a storytelling problem.” “We need listeners to understand the significance of the details,” she said. “We wanted to bring people up to knowing as much about the case as we did so we could begin to talk about the larger issues.”Snyder said a key element in Koenig’s reporting was communicating that she didn’t always know what was factual. “It puts you in a really vulnerable position to admit uncertainty,” said Koenig.  “Spending a lot of time talking with one person is psychological and emotional.  The confusion and discomfort on my part were important to the story.”The women said they were in the position of introducing the whole story to the listeners because not many people knew about this crime.“We wanted everyone in the story to be as human and three-dimensional as possible,” said Koenig.This goal couldn’t have been accomplished without long hours of work. Koenig has 42 hours of taped phone calls between her and Syed. This time was boiled down to 10 hours of published podcast about him.Nearing the end of reporting, the women said they realized it was obvious they couldn’t solve the crime.  One realization they conveyed to the audience is that there is a lack of self-reflection in the criminal justice system. “I find it shocking,” said Snyder.  “The crime could not have happened the way the state said it did.”Today, Koenig receives letters from prisoners who ask her to look at their cases.  There are two of these letters on Koenig’s desk now, waiting for her return. Facebook Twitter Facebook Sam Brutonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-bruton/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Previous articleTCU Sizzle Reel (Ep. 08 – Halloween films, The Walking Dead and more)Next articleWhat’s on the Ballot: United States Representative Sam Bruton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU observes National Child Abuse Prevention Monthcenter_img History professor explores the people behind the fight for civil rights in Texas Sam Brutonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-bruton/ ReddIt ReddIt Sam is a sophomore Journalism major and Graphic Design minor from Celina, Texas. She has a passion for photography and her cat, Albus. Find her on Twitter and Instagram as @sbbrut! 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Bond committee discusses procedures, why last one didn’t pass

first_img Bond committee discusses procedures, why last one didn’t pass Pinterest Ground rules and a scope of work were set for the new Ector County Independent School District Bond Advisory Committee that met Monday in the George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa cafeteria.TransCend4, the firm hired by ECISD to guide the committee through the process, also asked people why they thought the November 2017 bond issue failed and what’s different this time. About 72 people attended the meeting and 100 were invited. The committee includes some of the same people as the last one with some new additions.The bond is now proposed for May 2019, giving the committee more time to go over the information and make decisions. Superintendent Tom Crowe said a bond and tax ratification election will be held separately with the TRE coming first.“We’re starting from scratch,” Crowe said. “… We are making this a community conversation.”In remarks before the meeting started, ECISD Board of Trustees President Carol Gregg said the schools are overcrowded. The last time, the district did not give the community time to buy into the bond and TRE.She added that Ector County residents are not used to a downturn where people don’t leave. For years, Gregg said the student population stayed the same and now it’s increasing and continues to grow with more than 32,000 students.Crowe said the district will be very clear in its communications, which was an issue last time.Michelle Hughes from TransCend4, said all the information from meetings will be posted on the district website.Hughes told the committee to be respectful but that doesn’t mean they can’t express themselves.Some of the reasons why the group said the 2017 bond failed were: All the taxing entities raising their tax rates and/or going for specific levies. The district had two items that would raise people’s taxing and all the other entities seemed to be asking for more money, as well, which created mutually assured destruction, committee member Lorraine Perryman said. Perryman said the community also felt that the priorities were predecided; there continues to be a teacher shortage, but more facilities would have been built and there was a question of where more teachers would come from; adding more high schools also was an issue and ninth-grade centers should possibly have been considered. Perryman said presenting the bond in proposition may have given it a better chance to pass. Cruz Castillo, an architect who was on the previous bond advisory committee, said there was no teacher buy-in last time. Too little time to review information before the bond election. Castillo said he was grateful for the extra time.A lot of complications with marketing; not explaining the needs clearly; misperception of the information and misunderstanding of the presentation of the information.Overcrowding was not addressed properly.Asking for two high schools; issues with sports; not selling that properly; and people being unaware of the need for facilities.The community didn’t understand how it was going to affect them and the students. A bad plan that cost too much money and question marks about finances.Not enough accurate communication.Karen Howard-Winters, who was on the last bond advisory committee, said everything was pre-packaged last time and there was no way to separate out the items. She said what contributed to the defeat was the high cost and bad timing.Renee Henderson Earls, President/CEO of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce, who also was on the bond advisory committee last time, said this effort must be driven by the community.Virgil Trower, a new member, said something has to be done to get voters out because with higher turnout it stands more of a chance of passing.What has changed is the boom has made people more aware of the needs and that there is more of a sense of urgency because there are more students coming in.Perryman said some people at her table thought nothing had changed, but some who were more optimistic said the district was humbled and ready to do things differently. Maybe with the boom, she said, people would see the urgency for more facilities.Hughes said districts usually determine needs based on demographics, where the growth is and a long-range facilities plan that shows when a roof is going to fail, for example.Conrad Turner, who was on the last bond advisory committee, said work on the 2012 bond was completed in February and six months later people were voting on another one.Ector Middle School, Noel and Pease elementary schools in their fifth year of improvement required status under state accountability standards. If the campuses don’t come off the list, they will face closure or the Texas Education Commissioner will appoint a board of managers over the whole district.Turner noted this and asked if this bond fails, “do we deserve better leadership?”Perryman, who has been a fan and critic of ECISD, said with the new boom and severely overcrowded schools that more facilities are desperately needed.“… But we need to build trust and faith in our school district to positively respond at the ballot box for what those real needs are,” Perryman said. “… I want to us to stay child centered as we approach this, that everything we do is focused on the children and the community and meeting their needs. As long as we stay focused on the kids, then I think we’ll go in the right direction and that will remove a lot of the peripheral debate.”Interim Odessa City Manager Michael Marrero was not part of the original process.“But tonight’s process is very promising because it really is well structured. The hope is that we get all the information that we need (so) we can then make a good recommendation to the school board,” Marrero said.Marrero added that it’s good to get a sense of what individuals think in terms of what they perceive to be the problems with the initial bond and look at those. People may differ on why it worked or didn’t work.“I think everybody’s input is valuable and shouldn’t be discounted,” Marrero said.So each one should be considered and analyzed as the process moves forward.Crowe said he liked that more people were involved in the bond committee this time and that some of the old members were back and that there were new people with fresh eyes.“I’m liking where we’re heading and Michelle’s got a lot of experience and a mature approach, so I’m anxious to see her working with everybody,” Crowe added.More InformationIn November 2017, a $291,172,291 bond and a tax ratification election failed.Some 7,186 people voted in the election. The bond failed with 61.81 percent, or 4,442 people, voting against it and 38.19 percent, or 2,744 people voting for it. The 2017 bond included a new comprehensive high school; conversion of Ector Middle School to a high school; a new middle school to replace Ector; a district wide fiber network; lifecycle improvements; fire and safety upgrades; secure front entries at each campus; Permian High School locker room renovation; Odessa High School weight room upgrades and expansion; and renovation of restrooms at Ratliff Stadium.A tax ratification election also was voted on in November 2017 with a total of 7,182 votes. Close to 40 percent, or 2870 people, voted for the tax ratification election and just over 60 percent, or 4,312 people, voted against it. Facebook WhatsApp Local News WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Twitter Previous articleSuspect charged in fatal 2013 shootingNext articleConcert’s partial proceeds goes to H.O.T. admin Twitter By admin – April 9, 2018 last_img read more


SC Issues Notice On Plea Seeking Release Of Detainees Who Have Spent More Than Two Years In Assam Foreigners’ Detention Centres

first_imgTop StoriesSC Issues Notice On Plea Seeking Release Of Detainees Who Have Spent More Than Two Years In Assam Foreigners’ Detention Centres LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK7 April 2020 6:36 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to Centre and Assam government on a plea seeking release of persons who have spent more than two years in the foreigners detention centers in Assam.The petition filed by Raju Bala Das, a detainee for more than 2 years, cites the risk of COVID-19 infection amidst the overcrowded situations in detention centres.There are six detention centres in Assam,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to Centre and Assam government on a plea seeking release of persons who have spent more than two years in the foreigners detention centers in Assam.The petition filed by Raju Bala Das, a detainee for more than 2 years, cites the risk of COVID-19 infection amidst the overcrowded situations in detention centres.There are six detention centres in Assam, in which 802 persons are under detention, as told by Union Minister Nityanand Rai in Lok Sabha last month. At least 10 detenus have died in detention last year, as per the statement given by the Minister of State for Home Affairs. From 2016 till date, 29 detenus have succumbed to various ailments.On May 10, 2019, the SC had directed the release of of all detainees from detention centres who have spent more than 3 years in detention, subject to execution of bonds. The petition also refers to the Court’s order dated 23.3.2020, wherein certain directions were passed vis-à-vis categories of prisoners who could be released on interim bail, upon determination by authorities, in an attempt to decongest jails. Attention is also drawn to the Court’s observations when it issued notice to all States and Union Territories in this case on March 16: Last week an Assam based Public Charitable Trust ‘Justice and Liberty Initiative’, had filed an application seeking release of all persons detained in detention centres. It was highlighted in that application that detention in foreigners detention centre is not an imprisonment due to a criminal act, but is akin to civil imprisonment, as the failure to prove Indian citizenship only entails civil consequences. Detention is supposed to be a temporary measure before the deportation of the person to the country of origin. However, the state has only deported only 4 declared foreigners since 2013, states the representation, based on an affidavit submitted by Assam Government in Supreme Court last year, the application stated, quoting an affidavit filed by Assam Government in the SC.  “Detention camp is an ideal breeding ground for the virus. Stepped- up cleanings and a temporary halt to visitations at detention camps in the midst of the crisis cannot make up for the fact that ventilation behind bars is often poor, inmates sleep in close quarters and share a small number of bathrooms. It creates the ideal environment for the transmission of contagious disease. Social distancing is clearly not possible in such environment. These camps are like ticking ‘time bombs’ ready to explode any time. In absence of any quarantine facility inside those camps, detenues are at great risk in the event of its outbreak”, the application stated.   Next Storylast_img read more


Inishcrone or Enniscrone? Locals to have their say

first_img Previous articleThree Donegal Garda Stations among 111 with no internetNext articleHSE apologise to Paul Harte and family News Highland Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction A postal vote will take place in September to decide on the official name of a County Sligo town.The plebiscite will ask voters if they want the town to be called Enniscrone or Inishcrone.Many locals claiming the town has been called Enniscrone for generations but official signposts say Inishcrone.Local solicitor Sinead Durkan says anyone who takes part in the vote will be given two ballot papers………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/enniscrone-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Inishcrone or Enniscrone? Locals to have their say Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty center_img Facebook Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Google+ By News Highland – July 16, 2018 AudioHomepage BannerNews FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford last_img read more


Long-awaited St Mary’s NS, Stranorlar works go out to tender

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Pinterest Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ Long-awaited St Mary’s NS, Stranorlar works go out to tender Education Minister Joe Mc Hugh has confirmed that a new building for St Mary’s National School, Stranorlar has gone to tender as of today.This morning, Donegal Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher called on the Minister to sanction the project to go out to tender without any further delays.Planning permission for the 24 classroom project is due to expire in 2022.Minister Mc Hugh says after a long campaign, the St Mary’s announcement is particularly important:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/joemchsm1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By admin – September 27, 2019 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Previous articleLatest Donegal crime statistics published by CSONext articleTrips to Meath, Dublin and Kerry for Donegal admin center_img AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitterlast_img read more