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NI Charity Commission to recruit eight staff

first_img 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 9 November 2010 | News  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Ireland Law / policy Northern Ireland Recruitment / people NI Charity Commission to recruit eight staff In a sign that the new Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is moving closer to full operation, the Commission has advertised eight new posts.In April the Commission appointed a new chief executive, Frances McCandless, but the charity regulator experienced a set-back during the summer when a technical problem with the wording of the Charities Act was discovered. This issue caused a delay in the Charity Commission being able to begin registration of charities in Northern Ireland.The eight new posts include a Head of Corporate Services and Compliance, Head of Charity Services, Legal Advisor, Enquiry Manager, Casework Manager, Casework Officer, Communication Officer and Finance and Administration Officer.The posts have been advertised in the local press and on the Commission’s new website which also contains comprehensive information relating to charity regulation and management.www.charitycommissionni.org.uklast_img read more

Beating Bowel Cancer & Bowel Cancer UK to merge from early January

first_img Beating Bowel Cancer and Bowel Cancer UK have announced that they are to merge into one organisation.The charities will be legally merged into one from early January, with a new name and brand to be unveiled later in the year. Beating Bowel Cancer‘s Charlotte Razzell will be leading on the merger as the Director of Integration and Merger. The new charity will be led by Bowel Cancer UK’s Chief Executive, Deborah Alsina MBE, with the Board of Trustees chaired by Patrick Figgis, currently Global Leader, Health at PwC and a Trustee of Beating Bowel Cancer.All staff from both charities will be retained. Both charities’ office leases come to an end in 2018 with all London based staff to be brought together in one new office with a property search to start in early 2018 and an expectation that it will take around six months to relocate to the new office. Until then London-staff will continue to operate from the charities’ offices in Teddington and London Bridge. Staff based elsewhere are unaffected.The charities announced the news yesterday to their supporters with a joint statement on email, and updates on their websites and social media channels. Bowel Cancer UK has been running an opt in campaign since the summer, and Beating Bowel Cancer will follow suit in the new year.Plans for 2018 include awarding the merged charity’s first research grants, and digital development of its patient and carer services. The organisations have also laid out their ten-year pledge, which is to transform survival rates within this time, from one in every two people surviving bowel cancer over five years, to three out of four people surviving. This includes better treatment and care including information and support for every patient and optimal screening to help more cancers be detected early or prevented, leading to fewer emergency presentations.This will be achieved through:Enabling and supporting researchProviding support and information for patients and their families each step of the wayTransforming awareness and understanding of the diseaseCampaigning for early diagnosis and best treatment and care for allIn a statement the charities said:“By integrating our activity, teams, networks and support bases we will create a strong, confident charity that will drive positive change to save more lives in the future.” Advertisement Melanie May | 20 December 2017 | News  103 total views,  1 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Beating Bowel Cancer & Bowel Cancer UK to merge from early Januarycenter_img Tagged with: merger  104 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6last_img read more

Trans veteran speaks out on 45’s anti-trans tweet

first_imgRenée ImperatoTransgender spokesperson Renée Imperato gave this interview to ­Workers World Managing Editor John Catalinotto on July 29, following the president’s July 26 tweet barring transgender people from the U.S. Armed Forces. Imperato spent a year in Vietnam in 1969 and became an active-duty war resister and GI organizer. Imperato is currently a veteran with disabilities active in the Transgenerational Theater Project, SAGE (Advocacy & Services for LGBT Elders) and the struggle for veterans’ medical care.Reaction to president’s tweetI haven’t been back to the Veterans Administration hospital since the tweet. But, in general, over the past year, in the lobbies of most VA hospitals, where they have TVs on and people are sometimes listening to the news, I can say without any hesitation that the most dramatic, derisive dialog heard anywhere is hurled against Trump.How much this man is despised and hated! A vocabulary I won’t even repeat is used. It’s off the charts — the contempt and disgust at his presidency, especially but not exclusively from Black and Brown veterans.The tweet is another attack by the president on the LGBT+ community. We should handle it in a principled manner. We shouldn’t talk about how transgender people can serve the country. Those who are in the military are serving the interests of Wall Street. The first thing I would advise a trans person who was thinking about going into the military is “Don’t go in.”However, I support trans people’s right to be in the military, but only as a civil rights issue — no group of people should be denied “equal access” because of discrimination. Only in that regard would I support any transgender person who is in the military. As someone who is anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist, that’s as far as I could go.Beyond that, what would I want any trans person in the military to do? Organize against the officers. Organize against the war. Organize against racism. I would want anyone who goes into the military to subvert it.Suppose a trans person is part of a U.S. military force that invades Syria or any other country. The people of Syria have the right to fight to expel them by any means necessary. We can’t support transgender people in an army that plunders, rapes, destroys and kills hundreds of thousands of people, just because they are trans. I say to them: “Don’t put yourself in that position.”What was learned in VietnamWhen I was a GI resister and we were organizing the American Servicemen’s Union [around] 1970, what we would come in contact with were people who became leaders in the anti-war struggle inside the military. But maybe when they joined the military in 1967 or 1968, they had accepted the official ruling-class explanation of the war, hook, line and sinker.What I myself saw in Vietnam was the U.S. military slaughtering Vietnamese people on the land they were raised on and lived on. The invading imperialist army did it for many reasons, including to control oil drilling in the South China Sea. And for domination of the world, which is what the U.S. ruling class really wants.The U.S. Armed Forces is an imperialist army basically fighting to ensure the profit margins of U.S. corporations and Wall Street.Sometimes what happens when someone joins the military is that a radicalization process takes place. A perfect transgender example of that is Chelsea Manning, who was patriotic when she joined up but learned of, was disgusted by and then exposed the war crimes of the U.S. military in Iraq when she understood better what was happening.Chelsea Manning had a different description for what the Pentagon called “collateral damage.” She called it “collateral murder.” The military brass couldn’t tolerate that kind of description.What about discharges? Medical care?If transgender people are pushed out of the military, what kind of discharges are they going to get? Dishonorable or bad conduct? These discharges follow people later on in life after they leave the military.The president tweeting that he wants to cut off medical care [in particular to] transgender troops as a way of saving money is absolutely ridiculous. “Nominal” would be the minimum description for how insignificant [that amount of money] is.I spend a lot of time in the VA medical system. I was hurt in Vietnam. I have Agent Orange poisoning. I’ve been diagnosed with severe neuropathy from a head trauma — they call that traumatic brain disease. I have limitations in movement of my body, and for over 20 years I’ve been a PTSD [post-traumatic stress disorder] patient at the VA hospital.So an important question that comes up now is what will happen to programs [and care] for trans people in the VA?Exposing hypocrisyThe president’s tweet is exposing some of the contradictions among the veterans. The white racist veterans who support him have had their hypocrisy exposed. For years they ranted against people who resisted or avoided the draft 50 years ago or those who went into exile in Canada. Now they let a rich, white, racist president get away [with] having five draft deferments during the Vietnam War — he didn’t serve a day in the military. As so-called “commander in chief” — some of us in the VA call him “rapist in chief” — he assesses prisoners of war as “losers.” Even some conservative white veterans hate him for that.People should follow this issue of trans people in the military raised by Trump. Regarding the rest, we should work to “turn the guns around.” I recommend that people read your book to learn about that struggle.Catalinotto is author of “Turn the Guns Around: Mutinies, Soldier Revolts and Revolutions,” which includes some of Renée Imperato’s story. The book was published in 2017 by World View Forum.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Permian Basin Drilling Report: May 3 – May 9

first_img Permit applications approved by the Texas Railroad Commission for May 3 through May 9 for Districts 7C, 8 and 8A. Numbers in parentheses indicate the number of permits approved for that leasehold.Apache Corporation, University 25W, Reagan, new drill (4); Magpie Unit, Loving, new drill; Torpedo 1048 B, Upton, new drill (2); Alta, Reeves, new drill (2); Mesquite State Unit, Culberson, new drill.BHP Billiton Petroleum (TxLA Operating) Co., Bold Johnson 56-T1-35×26 SA, Loving, new drill.Blue Duck SWD, LLC, Blue Duck SWD, Martin, recompletion.Boyd & McWilliams Operating, LLC, Bruce and Bar, Winkler, new drill.Callon Petroleum Operating Co., Eaglehead C A4, Reagan, new drill.Carrizo Permian, LLC, SRO 551 (alloc. A), Ward, new drill.Centennial Resource Producion, LLC, Parker D, Reeves, new drill; Fellers State Unit, Reeves, new drill.Cholla Petroleum, Inc., B.L. Garrison, Scurry, reenter.Cimarex Energy Co., Arvine 28 B, Culberson, new drill.Cimarex Energy Co. of Colorado, Warwink University 18-41 A, Ward, new drill; Warwink University 18-35 B, Ward, new drill; Warwink University 18-37-38, Ward, new drill (2).COG Operating, LLC, Carla East A, Upton, new drill; Carla East B, Upton, new drill.Crimson Exploration Operating, Inc., River Rattler 8-9, Pecos, new drill.CrownQuest Operating, LLC, Strider, Upton, new drill; Strider G, Upton, new drill (2).DE3 Operating, LLC, Bryant-Whitefield 42-43, Midland, new drill (4).Diamondback E&P, LLC, Jaguar East G, Martin, new drill; Jaguar East H, Martin, new drill; Jaguar East I, Martin, new drill.Encana Oil & Gas USA, Inc., Fayth 38E, Midland, new drill (2); Fayth 38F, Midland, new drill (3); Fayth 38G, Midland, new drill (2); Fayth 38X, Midland, new drill (2).Endeavor Energy Resources, LP, Cox 9-12 Unit 2, Martin, new drill; Quinn 21, Howard, recompletion; Wakefield Trust, Upton, recompletion; Cordes, Upton, recompletion; Greathouse 13-12 D, Upton, new drill; Mabee 13-24 Unit 1, Martin, new drill (2); Rio San Gabriel 28-29 Unit 2, Midland, new drill (5); Koonce North AL 39-34, Glasscock, new drill; Koonce North A 39-34, Glasscock, new drill.Energen Resources Corporation, Goldfinger State Unit 71-67, Reeves, new drill (4); Skyfall State Unit 55-8, Reeves, new drill.EOG Resources, Inc., State Creek 17-8 Unit, Reeves, new drill.FDL Operating, LLC, University 10, Reagan, new drill (3).Felix Energy Holdings II, LLC, Emmaline 848586-F, Ward, new drill.Felix Water, LLC, University 45-20, Ward, new drill.Gary Permian, LLC, Boreas, Pecos, new drill.Halcon Operating Co., Inc., Sealy Ranch, Ward, new drill (2); Eureka North, Ward, new drill.Hannathon Petroleum, LLC, GBT 106, Howard, new drill; Click 14, Howard, new drill; Click 26, Howard, new drill.Hillstone Daco Permian, LLC, Saguaro 1, Loving, new drill.Hunt Oil Company, Boone-Coffee 30, Midland, new drill; Boone-Coffee 50, Midland, new drill.Impetro Operating, LLC, Axis, Winkler, new drill.Jagged Peak Energy, LLC, Bigfoot 106105B-34, Ward, new drill; Catman 6263A-34, Ward, new drill.JM Cox Resources, LP, Brooks A, Midland, new drill.Kinder Morgan Production Co., LLC, Yates Field Unit, Pecos, recompletion.Lario Oil & Gas Company, Clark 6, Midland, new drill; Greene 4, Martin, new drill; Midway, Martin, new drill (2).Lime Rock Resources IV-A, LP, UL 10 Harmon, Andrews, new drill (2).MDC Texas Operator, LLC, Seattle Slew 17, Reeves, new drill.Murchison Oil & Gas, Inc., Golladay, Midland, new drill (3).Oasis Petroleum Permian, LLC, UL Rattlesnake A 18-6, Ward, new drill.Occidental Permian, Ltd., Scorpion, Yoakum, new drill.Oxy USA, Inc., E.L. Powell BC, Glasscock, new drill.Parsley Energy Operations, LLC, Ranchland A Unit, Midland, new drill (2); Ranchland B Unit, Midland, new drill; Birch State Unit 23-26, Pecos, new drill.Pioneer Natural Resources USA, Inc., Aldwell K R 40, Reagan, new drill; Pioneer Natural Res. USA, Inc., Donald L Hutt Fee W20S, Midland, new drill; Pioneer Natural Res. USA, Inc., Donald L Hutt Fee W20T, Midland, new drill; Pioneer Natural Res. USA, Inc., Donald L. Hutt Fee W20U, Midland, new drill; Pioneer Natural Res. USA, Inc., Donald L. Hutt Fee W20M, Midland, new drill; Pioneer Natural Res. USA, Inc., Donald L. Hutt Fee W20N, Midland, new drill; Pioneer Natural Res. USA, Inc., Donald L. Hutt Fee W20O, Midland, new drill; Pioneer Natural Res. USA, Inc., Donald L. Hutt Fee W20P, Midland, new drill; Pioneer Natural Res. USA, Inc., Brook D-31G, Upton, new drill; Pioneer Natural Res. USA, Inc., Brook D-31H, Upton, new drill; Pioneer Natural Res. USA, Inc., Brook D-31I, Upton, new drill.Pitts Energy Co., Devon, Gaines, new drill.QEP Energy Company, Thelma A, Martin, new drill.Raw Oil & Gas, Inc., Grayson, Gaines, new drill.Resolute Natural Res. Co., LLC, Sandlot State, Reeves, new drill (5).Rio Oil and Gas Permian II, LLC, Expedition State Unit 71-67, Reeves, new drill (2).Rocker A Operating Company, Finley Estate, Hockley, recompletion.Rosetta Resources Operating, LP, Jersey Lilly 17-7 Unit B, Reeves, new drill (2); Charles Goodnight 266-265 Unit A, Reeves, new drill; Charles Goodnight 266-265 Unit B, Reeves, new drill; Charles Goodnight 266-265 Unit C, Reeves, new drill; Charles Goodnight 266-265 Unit D, Reeves, new drill.Sabalo Operating, LLC, Thumper 14-23, Howard, new drill (5); Garon 27-22, Howard, new drill.Sharp Image Energy, Inc., Curtis, Scurry, recompletion.Shell Western E&P, Wahoo 53-2-23 Lov Unit, Loving, new drill (5); University San Antonio 20-42, Ward, new drill; Medina 19-27, Ward, new drill.SM Energy Company, Marion Ravenwood A, Howard, new drill.Solaris Water Midstream, LLC, DJK 48 SWD, Midland, new drill.Surge Operating, LLC, Clark Unit B 24-13, Howard, new drill; Hamlin Unit 19-30, Howard, new drill (3); Pixie Unit A 35-47, Borden, new drill; Wright Unit A 44-41, Howard, new drill.Triple Crown Resources, LLC, Farmar AE Pooled Unit, Irion, new drill.Wishbone Texas Operating Co., LLC, Wishbone Farms 710 A, Yoakum, new drill; Smokey 399, Yoakum, new drill.WPX Energy Permian, LLC, North Rudd Draw 22, Loving, new drill; Checkers 14, Loving, new drill.XTO Energy, Inc., Blalock 1329, Glasscock, new drill; El Kabong 48-19, Pecos, new drill; El Kabong Unit 48-18-7, Pecos, new drill; Blalock 1319, Glasscock, new drill; Kriti C3-6-7 SB8, Pecos, new drill; Kriti C3-6-7 WB6, Pecos, new drill; Lenorah 1-22, Martin, new drill; Lenorah 1-23, Martin, new drill (2).Zarvona Energy, LLC, Shusa 15, Gaines, new drill.RAILROAD COMMISSION Facebook Twitter Summer Spaghetti SaladSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleFruit Salad to Die ForPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay By admin – May 13, 2018 Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Walden is more qualified for officeNext articleMATTER OF RECORD: May 4 through May. 11 admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Local NewsBusiness Permian Basin Drilling Report: May 3 – May 9center_img Facebook Rattler Midstream: 4Q Earnings Snapshot WhatsApp Snap Inc. to Participate in the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference 2021 Home Local News Business Permian Basin Drilling Report: May 3 – May 9 Octopus Energy U.S. to Discount Customers’ Bills by as Much as 90% WhatsApp Congressman Mike Conaway talks to the Odessa American on Jan. 7, 2018.last_img read more

Millennials Expected to Power Housing Market in 2015

first_img Share Save About Author: Scott Morgan Previous: New York AG Announces App to Help Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure Rescue Scams Next: FHA Loan Limits Will Not Change for 2015 Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. December 5, 2014 1,590 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Millennials Expected to Power Housing Market in 2015 in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Tagged with: Forecast Home Prices Home Sales Homeownership Millennials Realtor.com Home / Daily Dose / Millennials Expected to Power Housing Market in 2015 Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The year 2015 is gearing up to be a stronger, more expensive housing market powered for the first time by new millennial buyers, according to the Realtor.com 2015 Housing Forecast.Among its five largest predictions for next year, Realtor.com expects first-time buyers will return to the market in full force after years of retrenchment that has dampened the recovery of the housing market. This push will be led by millennials, now settling into their families, careers, and 30s, who are eager to buy into the American dream.This prediction mirrors that of Zillow, which earlier this month forecast that millennial buyers will become the driving force behind the American housing market in 2015.According to that report, 42 percent of millennials say they want to buy a home within the next five years. Millennials have, according to most accounts, stayed away from buying because they have eschewed settling into marriages and families until later in their lives.With millennial family growth on the rise and economic conditions improving for younger Americans and the nation in general, Realtor.com foresees more buying among the under-35 set.”In 2015, increases in employment opportunities will empower younger buyers to return to the market and fuel the continued housing recovery,” said Jonathan Smoke, chief economist for Realtor.com. “If access to credit improves, we could see substantially larger numbers of young buyers in the market.”Smoke predicts that millennials will drive two-thirds of household formations over the next five years. Next year’s addition of 2.75 million jobs and increased household formation will be the two key factors driving first-time buyer sales, he said. “However, given a high dependency on financial qualifications, this activity will be skewed to geographic areas with higher affordability, such as the Midwest and South.”The report sees Dallas, Atlanta, Denver, Des Moines, and Houston as the most promising growth areas in 2015, and expects between 5 and 14 percent growth in home sales in these areas.And though the site expects homeownership overall to decrease, despite a growth in ownership for those under 35, Realtor.com predicts that existing-home sales will increase 8 percent as buyers become more motivated by the belief that rates and prices will continue to rise. The increase in home sales year-over-year will be similar to 2012, but this time the composition of properties sold will be more normal with minimal levels of distressed properties, the report noted.Overall, Realtor.com expects home prices to increase 4–5 percent nationally, which in turn will help make homes 5 to 10 percent less affordable in 2015. On the mortgage front, Smoke expects fixed rates to top out at 5 percent by year’s end, as rates on adjustable-rate mortgages will increase little. Forecast Home Prices Home Sales Homeownership Millennials Realtor.com 2014-12-05 Scott Morgan The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

The Tánaiste says not happy with Marie Fleming medical card case

first_imgNews Google+ Google+ Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – November 26, 2013 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th The Tánaiste says the case of Marie Fleming and her medical card shows the “cold system” needs to be addressed.It’s after the Lifford native’s partner revealed the HSE demanded documented proof that the terminally ill woman is dying, as part of a review of her medical card.However the H-S-E has now told Marie she can keep her medical card, and that the request for documentation was only made as part of a routine procedure.Eamon Gilmore isn’t happy:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/15gilm1.mp3[/podcast]center_img Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry The Tánaiste says not happy with Marie Fleming medical card case Previous articleDerry, Strabane and Omagh to get cheaper parking over Christmas periodNext articleOllie Horgan new Harps Manager News Highland last_img read more

Mc Hugh reaffirms commitment to new Tory Ferry and Magheraroarty breakwater

first_img Twitter Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Gaeltacht Minister Joe Mc Hugh has issued a comprehensive response to claims that contrary to his assertion that money had been sanctioned for a new ferry to serve Tory Island and a new breakwater for Magheraroarty Pier, there’s no money on the table for either project.Deputy Pearse Doherty says he’s been told by Minister Mc Hugh’s department that non money is available.Minister Mc Hugh says he and the department are committed to both projects, and money will be made available as various milestones are reached. His full statement follows – WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp Google+ Statement by Minister of State Joe McHugh regarding Toraigh Ferry ServiceA number of years ago, my Department, in co-partnership with the Department of Regional Development, Northern Ireland, Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries Ltd and Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd in Scotland, participated in the INTERREG funded Small Ferries Project with the view to developing suitable vessels and piers for small islands in the three jurisdictions. As part of this project, a preliminary design was prepared for improvement works, to include coastal defences, at Machaire Rabhartaigh Pier and for a new custom-built vessel to serve Toraigh.With a view to re-activating this project, my Department will now work with Donegal County Council and relevant stakeholders to progress both the pier improvements and the new vessel to construction stage. With this in mind, a committee will be formed comprised of Toraigh Island residents, Donegal County Council and my Department to contribute to the development of the project.As is the norm with any major capital project funded by my Department, funding will be approved at a number of discrete stages of each project from the start-up stage to completion.As regards the new vessel, the Department must:1. Commence a process to procure the services of marine consultants in order to prepare detailed design of the new vessel and manage its procurement/construction.2. Award a contract for the procurement/construction of the new vessel.As regards the upgrade of the pier facilities, my Department will manage this project in four discrete phases:1. The updating of the feasibility study and estimates provided as a result of the INTERREG project some 10 years ago.2. The preparation of a detailed design for the works and of Planning and Forshore License applications.3. The preparation of tender documents and the administration of the tender process for the construction works.4. The award of the construction contract and monitoring of the construction works to completion.In accordance with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform’s Public Expenditure Code, the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht is obliged to carry out an evaluation of each of these stages of each project and seek Ministerial approval for the funding required for each, as necessary.It should be pointed out that each of these discrete phases will take a number of months to complete, with pier construction stage taking up to one year, and that even in a best case scenario, it is unlikely that the marine works required to accommodate the new vessel would be completed by the middle of 2020. The process for the planning and building of the new vessel will, of course, be progressed in tandem with the development of the pier with a view to having both projects dovetail at completion.I should point out that my Department has already budgeted for the indicative costs associated with the planning of these two projects in its 2018 financial estimates.I can assure the people of Toraigh that both my Department and I are fully behind these projects and are taking the necessary steps to progress their development, in consultation with all relevant stakeholders. Mc Hugh reaffirms commitment to new Tory Ferry and Magheraroarty breakwater Pinterest Google+ Facebook Homepage BannerNews Previous articleFisheries Minister Meeting must minimise quota cuts and prepare for Brexit – CopeNext articleCouncil’s environmental performance was on target in 2016 – EPA News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest By News Highland – December 12, 2017 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Norths Health Minister to bring forward more Covid measures

first_img Norths Health Minister to bring forward more Covid measures Twitter Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Facebook Previous articleAll minks on farms to be culledNext articleSchool staff should be prioritised for vaccine – INTO News Highland Google+ Homepage BannerNews Northern Ireland’s Health Minister will bring forward more measures to stop the spread of Covid-19 there.Today is the first meeting of the Executive since four days of talks resulted in an extension to most of the restrictions.Robin Swann is expected to bring more proposals of restrictions to the Stormont Executive when it meets later today.Its believed he will say the more measures are needed before the end of this month to stop hospitals being over run there again – next month.Today, four hospitals are over capacity.It comes as hairdressers and cafes will be allowed to reopen tomorrow after five weeks of closures.Pubs, hotels and restaurants however must wait a further week.Meanwhile, a second school in county Armagh has been forced to close due to Covid-19 outbreaks among students.Clounagh Junior High in Portadown opened this morning, however the decision has since been taken to close for the rest of the week.It comes just days after a cluster of cases was confirmed at the nearby Craigavon Senior High – forcing it to close its doors.center_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp WhatsApp By News Highland – November 19, 2020 last_img read more

Irish Water to begin pipe replacement works in Letterkenny and Ballybofey

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleReaction: Ollie Horgan on Harps first league winNext articleDonegal ‘Big Hello’ weekend kicks off with 42 events countywide News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Irish Water to begin pipe replacement works in Letterkenny and Ballybofey Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Irish Water, working in partnership with Donegal County Council, is set to commence works in two areas of the county over the next two weeks to improve water supply and reduce high levels of leakage for the benefit local residents and businesses.The water mains replacement works on the Golf Course Road, Letterkenny; and Trusk Road, Ballybofey involve the decommissioning and replacement of over 2.3 kilometres of old and damaged pipes with modern, high density plastic ones.The Letterkenny works will involve the decommissioning and replacement of water mains on Golf Course Road between Shamore, Ballymaleel and Durlas, Lanehead.The Ballybofey works will involve the decommissioning and replacement of water mains on the Trusk Road and Townview Heights.Irish Water’s Leakage Reduction Programme Regional Lead Declan Cawley says: “Both sets of works will include laying water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting them to the customer’s water supply. Where the existing service connections on the public side are lead these will be replaced.”The works are part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme and are being carried out by Farran’s Construction Limited with an expected completion date of June.Once complete customers will experience improved water security in the areas as well as reduced disruptions due to bursts, leakage and outages in the area.The works may involve some short-term water shut offs however, the utility says the project team will ensure customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to any planned water shut offs. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter By News Highland – May 4, 2019 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows last_img read more

A biometrical study of the family Tydeidae (Acari, Prostigmata) in the maritime Antarctic, with descriptions of three new taxa

first_imgA series of 50 male and 42 female mites of the prostigmatid family Tydeidae from the maritime Antarctic were each scored for 67 morphological characters. Ordination of each data set clearly showed the generic groupings described by André (1980). The genera Pretriophtydeus, Paratriophtydeus and Paratydaeolus all appear to be monospecific in maritime Antarctica. Multivariate analysis of the data for the mites in the genus Apotriophtydeus indicated one distinct cluster as well as two diffuse clusters: these clusters are taken to represent three species. Whilst one species, named A. terrorn.sp., is easily recognized, the other two species, A. scotian.sp. and A. penolan.sp., are considered to be sibling species that are only clearly separable by the use of multivariate statistical techniques. Full descriptions of the new taxa are given, as well as a discussion of their geographical ranges and habitat preferences. Pretriophtydeus tilbrooki is also redescribed.last_img read more