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Councillor says locals had a lucky escape from injury following Derry building collapse

By on May 27, 2021

first_img Twitter News Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleSupports for adults with disabilities discussed at Letterkenny conferenceNext articleMan told he will serve at least 16 years for murder and attempt to kill in Derry News Highland WhatsApp By News Highland – April 19, 2013 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Local representatives have said it is extremely lucky that no one was injured today when a three story derelict building collapsed in the Fountain Estate area of Derry.The building in Kennedy place, which was once a synagogue and is the former headquarters of the Ulster Unionist Party in the City, collapsed and buried a car belonging to a local resident.The building has been derelict and fallen into a state of disrepair over the last twenty years.Northland Councillor John Boyle says if this had happened at any other time of the day, someone could have been killed:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/boyle530COLLAPSE.mp3[/podcast]center_img Councillor says locals had a lucky escape from injury following Derry building collapse Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Deputy Pringle says he won’t pay, despite water meter

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first_img Twitter Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Donegal Deputy Thomas Pringle says he will not be paying water charges despite the installation of a meter outside his home this week.The water meter was installed at the Independent TD’s home yesterday.Many people have been protesting in housing estates across the county trying to stop Irish Water workers from installing meters.Deputy Pringle says he was in Dublin yesterday, so he couldnt stop the workers. But he says meter or not, he still wont be paying:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/prinraw.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Homepage BannerNews Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firecenter_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Deputy Pringle says he won’t pay, despite water meter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ By News Highland – December 18, 2014 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articleRecruitment for Dungloe Randox jobs now underwayNext articleMc Elhinneys in Ballybofey is poised to become one of Ireland’s leading online retailers News Highland Pinterestlast_img read more

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“Do Not Allow Executive Committee To Interfere With SCBA Elections”; Lawyer Moves Delhi High Court For Free And Fair Elections

By on May 26, 2021

first_imgTop Stories”Do Not Allow Executive Committee To Interfere With SCBA Elections”; Lawyer Moves Delhi High Court For Free And Fair Elections Radhika Roy22 Jan 2021 9:14 AMShare This – xStating that “brazen attempts by the Executive Committee of the Supreme Court Bar Association” are being made to interfere with the election process and undermine the sanctity of the Election Committee, a plea has been filed before the Delhi High Court seeking for directions to SCBA to not interfere in the process of election. Filed by Advocate Abhinav Ramkrishna, the plea submits that…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?LoginStating that “brazen attempts by the Executive Committee of the Supreme Court Bar Association” are being made to interfere with the election process and undermine the sanctity of the Election Committee, a plea has been filed before the Delhi High Court seeking for directions to SCBA to not interfere in the process of election. Filed by Advocate Abhinav Ramkrishna, the plea submits that the Executive Committee is making attempts to interfere with the election process and undermine the sanctity of the duly-appointed Election Committee in complete and blatant violation of the Rules, thereby upsetting free and fair elections of the SCBA Office Bearers for the year 2020-2021. “The manner in which the Executive Committee of the Respondent Association has sought to usurp the powers of the Election Committee and has forced the Election Committee to resign clearly smacks of malafide and is illegal”. The plea delineates how the Election Committee was nominated in the second week of January, 2021, vide the minutes of meeting dated 04.12.2020 of the Executive Committee wherein it had been unanimously resolved that elections for the term of 2020-2021 would be conducted through online mode. A discussion was also entered into with NSDL to conduct elections on a virtual platform. The issue arises with a Resolution dated 14th January, 2021, being passed by the Executive Committee, overriding the decision of the Election Committee to begin polling on 29.01.2021, by stating that the election shall be carried out in a hybrid mode and should be conducted by third week of February 2021. “It is further most respectfully submitted that as per the scheme of the Rules the only power conferred to the Executive Committee with regard to the elections is to nominate the Election Committee and follow the directions of such duly constituted Election Committee. The refusal by the Executive Committee to sanction the expenses payable to NSDL for the conduct of elections and passing of a Resolution that the election shall be held in hybrid mode is therefore in the teeth of Rule 17A”. Due to the refusal of the Executive Committee, the Election Committee, with Senior Advocate Jaideep Gupta as its Chairperson, Senior Advocates Harin P. Raval and Nakul Dewan as Members, tendered their resignation, stating that it was impossible for them to continue their duties in the given circumstances. The plea submits that the actions/inactions of the Executive Committee have adversely affected and grossly undermine the democratic process, and that refusing to carry out directions of the Election Committee and inaction in nominating a new Election Committee is against public interest after the erstwhile Committee resigned. In light of the above, the plea prays for the Resolution of the Respondent Association dated 14.01.2021 to be quashed and for directions to constitute an Election Committee at the earliest. Further, the plea seeks for directions to ensure that the SCBA refrains from taking any other decision pertaining to the conduct of the elections. DAVE RESIGNEDSenior Advocate Dushyant Dave had resigned from the post of President of SCBA last week.In his letter, Dave noted that the term of the Executive Committee has already come to an end and they had planned to hold virtual elections.However, due to reservations held by some lawyers, the same could not be done and now, it may not be morally correct for him to continue as the President.Click here to download the PetitionNext Storylast_img read more

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Missing woman last seen leaving bar with 2 men, texted friends she was in trouble: Brother

By on May 18, 2021

first_imgMissing woman last seen leaving bar with 2 men, texted friends she was in trouble: BrotherPaighton Laine Houston vanished on the night of Dec. 21 in Birmingham. Copy and paste to share this video Copy and paste to embed this video Birmingham Police Department(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) — A 29-year-old woman vanished after leaving a Birmingham bar with two men, police said, and she texted her friends that she was in trouble, according to a family member.Paighton Laine Houston disappeared after leaving the Tin Roof bar at about 10:45 p.m. Saturday, the Birmingham Police Department said.Houston was spotted leaving the bar with two men and it appeared she left with them willingly, police said.Houston and a couple of her friends had gone to the local bar after work. “At about 12:14 p.m. that night, she sent a text to one of the friends she was at the bar with, stating that she didn’t know who she was with, and that she felt like she was in trouble,” according to her brother Evan Houston.“It was like Paighton to check in… but it wasn’t like Paighton to send a text like that,” Evan Houston told “Good Morning America.”The 29-year-old “can handle her own self,” her brother said, so “the fact that she was reaching out for help and saying she was in trouble was a big red flag.”In a message to his sister, Evan Houston said: “If she can hear this — mom and dad, me, everyone that is around you, the whole community is searching for you, looking for answers, and we’re not gonna stop until we find you and get you home safe.”Paighton Houston, of Trussville, Alabama, is described as standing at 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighing 123 pounds, police said. She was last seen wearing ripped jeans, a coral-colored T-shirt and blue Converse sneakers, police said.Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or the Birmingham Police at 205-297-8413.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. The Birmingham Police Department released this undated photo of missing 29-year-old Paighton Laine Houston.The Birmingham Police Department released this undated photo of missing 29-year-old Paighton Laine Houston.Birmingham Police Dept. (MORE: Missing baby Margot reunites with dad after mom’s murder) A 29-year-old woman vanished after leaving a Birmingham bar with two men, police said, and she texted her friends that she was in trouble, according to a family member.Paighton Laine Houston disappeared after leaving the Tin Roof bar at about 10:45 p.m. Saturday, the Birmingham Police Department said.Houston was spotted leaving the bar with two men and it appeared she left with them willingly, police said. 1:46Search for missing Alabama woman Paighton Houston disappeared after she stepped out of an Alabama bar with two unknown men last Friday.Birmingham Police Dept.center_img Houston and a couple of her friends had gone to the local bar after work. “At about 12:14 p.m. that night, she sent a text to one of the friends she was at the bar with, stating that she didn’t know who she was with, and that she felt like she was in trouble,” according to her brother Evan Houston.“It was like Paighton to check in… but it wasn’t like Paighton to send a text like that,” Evan Houston told “Good Morning America.”The 29-year-old “can handle her own self,” her brother said, so “the fact that she was reaching out for help and saying she was in trouble was a big red flag.” Paighton Laine Houston was last scene at this bar in Birmingham, Ala., the night of Dec. 21, 2019.Paighton Laine Houston was last scene at this bar in Birmingham, Ala., the night of Dec. 21, 2019.Google Maps Street View 2019 (MORE: Why the first 72 hours in a missing persons investigation are the most critical, according to criminology experts) ByEmily Shapiro December 27, 2019, 9:39 AM4 min read In a message to his sister, Evan Houston said: “If she can hear this — mom and dad, me, everyone that is around you, the whole community is searching for you, looking for answers, and we’re not gonna stop until we find you and get you home safe.”Paighton Houston, of Trussville, Alabama, is described as standing at 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighing 123 pounds, police said. She was last seen wearing ripped jeans, a coral-colored T-shirt and blue Converse sneakers, police said.Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or the Birmingham Police at 205-297-8413.last_img read more

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Moda completes crude oil storage expansion at Texas facilities

By on May 7, 2021

first_img Moda Ingleside Energy Center (MIEC) upon completion of its 10 million barrel crude oil storage expansion (center) and commencement of construction of additional 3.5 million barrel crude oil storage expansion (right) in Ingleside, TX. (Credit: Moda Midstream/ Business Wire.) US-based liquids terminaling and logistics company, Moda Midstream has completed its 10 million barrel crude oil storage expansion project at the Moda Ingleside Energy Center (MIEC) in the US state, Texas.As part of the expansion of MIEC in Ingleside, Texas and the Moda Taft Terminal in Taft, the firm has placed the final 495,000 barrel tank into service.With the completion of the storage expansion, the combined storage capacity at the two facilities now stands at about 12 million barrels.Moda president and CEO Bo McCall said: “At a time when there is a pressing need for additional crude oil storage, the early delivery of the tanks is another example of Moda’s ability to consistently provide solutions to our customers.“Bringing 10 million barrels of storage online in just over a year and a half is a major accomplishment.”MIEC will have total storage capacity of more than 15.5 million barrelsThe firm has commenced construction on a new expansion phase of an additional 3.5 million barrels of crude oil storage at MIEC.It anticipates to start placing the storage tanks from the expansion into service later this year.Upon completion, MIEC is expected to have a combined storage capacity of more than 15.5 million barrels.The company has also secured permits to build the additional crude oil storage capacity at both MIEC and the Moda Taft Terminal.MIEC, which is one of the major crude export facilities in the US, has direct connectivity to around 2.5 million barrels per day of Permian and Eagle Ford crude supply from four long-haul pipelines.The Gray Oak Pipeline and the EPIC Crude Oil Pipeline, two of the pipelines, have recently commenced full service.In 2018, Moda Midstream agreed to acquire the Oxy Ingleside Energy Center (IEC) Terminal which is located at the Port of Corpus Christi in Ingleside, Texas from Occidental Petroleum. The firm has commenced construction on a new expansion phase of an additional 3.5 million barrels of crude oil storage at MIEClast_img read more

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First system of star ratings for letting agents launched

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first_imgA council in London is to introduce the UK’s first local star ratings for letting agents.The London Borough of Newham is to publish a ‘star rate’ for all agents advertising properties for rent or managing properties within the borough, giving them between one and five stars depending on their track record.The list will then be published on the council’s website and updated regularly.Newham has already rated local agents but until now has not published the detailed list of results.It says 71 per cent, or 109 businesses, are 3 stars or above, while 29%, or 43 agents, remain non compliant with the council’s Fair Lettings Projects and fall below 3 stars.As part of the initiative, the council has spent the past two years auditing all agents operating within the borough.Agent auditThe audit looked at agent performance, compliance with the law, delivery of best practice, and customer feedback, as well as which agents have in the past “failed to refund deposits, pass on rental income, charged unjustified and astronomical fees or failed to address complaints”, the council says.After an agency has been awarded a star rating they have 21 days to appeal if they believe any information used to determine the rating is inaccurate or out of date.“The extreme demand in the private rented property sector is being exploited by some unscrupulous letting agents, who rip off landlords and tenants,” says the Mayor of Newham Sir Robin Wales (pictured, left).“We have seen tenants charged outrageous fees and had deposits withheld, and landlords who never see the rent that is due to them.“The law gives us limited powers to act against these cowboys, but by scrutinising their activity, and sharing information with our residents and landlords, the ratings should see the unscrupulous agents pushed out of business, while professional and hard working agents are rewarded.”The borough also operates a landlord licensing system and is one of the few local authorities to bring prosecutions against errant landlords in large numbers; so far 1,1000 prosecutions have been started.London Borough of Newham letting agents Sir Robin Wales August 9, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » First system of star ratings for letting agents launched previous nextFirst system of star ratings for letting agents launchedNewham is to publish its rating for each of boroughs 150+ agents based on two-year audit and appeal period.Nigel Lewis9th August 201701,962 Viewslast_img read more

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A P-3 Orion Assisted Rescue of 10 Taiwanese Fishermen

By on May 4, 2021

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today A P-3 Orion Assisted Rescue of 10 Taiwanese Fishermen View post tag: 10 A P-3 Orion Assisted Rescue of 10 Taiwanese Fishermen A P-3 Orion from Patrol Squadron (VP) 1, in conjunction with the U.S. Coast Guard’s District 14, assisted in the rescue of 10 Taiwanese fishermen April 21, 700 miles off the west coast of Guam.At approximately 4:30 p.m., local time, Coast Guard Sector Guam received an initial alert from an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon from the Hsin Man Chun, the 70-foot Taiwanese fishing vessel. After a request for assistance from the Coast Guard, VP-1’s P-3 located 10 crew members from the fishing vessel that was reported to be on fire.VP-1 spotted eight crew members in a life raft with two crew members still on the burning vessel’s bridge. The P-3 deployed two life rafts to assist crew members in distress.At the time of the request for assistance, the Semirio was only 40 miles away from the distressed vessel. Once on scene, the 980-foot bulk carrier launched a small boat and successfully rescued all 10 crew members.The Semirio is one of many foreign flagged vessels operating in the Pacific that voluntarily participate in the Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System (AMVER).AMVER, sponsored by the U.S. Coast Guard, is a unique, computer-based, and voluntary global ship reporting system used worldwide by search and rescue authorities to arrange for assistance to persons in distress at sea. With AMVER, rescue coordinators can identify participating ships in the area of distress and divert the best-suited ship or ships to respond.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, April 24, 2012; Image: View post tag: rescue View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Orion Share this article April 24, 2012 View post tag: Assisted View post tag: A P-3 View post tag: Taiwanese View post tag: Fishermenlast_img read more

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RMF announces ‘seven demands’ at press conference

By on May 3, 2021

first_imgMost significantly, perhaps, the movement released seven demands going forward including a decolonized curriculum, payment for “the work of anti-racist students and staff”, and for the University to “cease public smear campaigns” of the movement.The press conference continued after the statement with questions from the media. An uncomfortable moment arose when, pressed for details about other buildings that might be renamed, an organising member cited concern for democracy as a reason not to propose candidates for recontextualisation. It was also stated that RMFO sees that it has not lost as “the game wasn’t played fairly” and as a result would redouble their efforts.After the conference, organising member Andre Dallas told Cherwell that, “The wider movement and curriculum changes seem pretty well-perceived. The statue is a more divisive. If after listening exercises, involving all the stakeholders and weighting their views fairly, it was seen as a good idea not to take down the statue, we would be open to that rather than the farce that occurred.”When pressed, he said that “one of the main critiques of the statue is that it affects more impactfully descendants of those oppressed be colonialism. In my opinion, then, the opinions of those alienated by the icon should be weighted more heavily.“It is more nuanced than a simple numbers game given that the space is so skewed. A majority of a colonized space ignorant of the crimes of colonialism”, he said, citing that the Provost of Oriel had been unaware of the extent of Rhodes’ crimes, “might not representative.”Rhodes Must Fall in Oxford’s “manifesto”:First, we want a reckoning. We want Oxford to acknowledge and confront its role in the ongoing physical and ideological violence of empire. This requires an apology and increased scholarships for black students from Southern Africa.Second, we want a commitment to recontextualizing iconography celebrating figures of grave injustice. Murderous colonists and slaveholders belong in books and museums, not on the sides of buildings. This requires the removal and rehousing of statues and portraits, and the renaming of buildings.Third, we want a decolonized curriculum. We want to hear the voices suffocated into silence by a Eurocentric academy. We want to study different systems of knowledge and explore the work of people who deviate from the white Western canon that we are forcefed.Fourth, we want representation for people of colour at all levels of the university. This requires, amongst other things, blind marked applications and implicit bias training for all academic staff.Fifth, we want an immediate end to the outright racism people of colour face on campus. We want effective recourse for students, academics and non-academic staff to deal with racist discrimination and harassment. This requires race workshops for all incoming student cohorts. This requires an effective system for students and staff to report incidents of racism, which acknowledges the intersectional way that oppression based on racism interacts with oppression based on class, gender disability, and other grounds.Sixth, we want the University to take responsibility for the culture it perpetuates. We want the work of anti-racist students and staff to be recognised and institutionalised. This requires payment for our labour. This requires a specific sabbatical position for Race at the Oxford University Students Union and paid Tutor for Race positions at both college and university level.Seventh, we want the University and all related bodies to cease smear campaigns, and private intimidation, of our movement and our members. Rhodes Must Fall in Oxford (RMFO) held a press conference early Monday morning to layout its new objectives and agenda following Oriel College’s decision January 27 not to remove the statue of Cecil Rhodes that has come to epitomize the movement.The movement placed significant focus on what they deemed the “dictatorship of a small number of donors” and such donors’ supposed coercive effect on college and university policy. They especially noted the reversal from the listening exercises Oriel promised in December.They said in their statement, “It is clear that Oriel has been influenced significantly by the threats of donors keen to maintain symbols of Cecil Rhodes, as has been demonstrated by the threats of donors keen to maintain symbols of Cecil Rhodes, as has been demonstrated in a report written by Oriel’s development dictator.”“Put simply, Oriel sold out.” the collective said. “It sold out when Cecil Rhodes first poured his blood money into the College. And it sold out again when it decided that the voices of wealthy alumni were more important than the voices of the students committed to their direction, protection and care.This was part of an overarching critique of “the larger problem of the neoliberalisation of higher education which is exemplified by cuts in government spending on education.”RMFO also emphasized its commitment to free speech and democracy, citing their participation in the Oxford Union debate on January 21 and saying, “We have debated, petitioned, discussed, and listened.” They claimed that motions passed in JCRs and MCRs were indicative of widespread student support for their demands.RMFO also flipped a critique of their movement, which has argued that they are interested in avoiding uncomfortable debate. They said, “Our campaign has never been about safe spaces. But the Chancellor [Chris Patten] is clearly keen to carve out a safe space of his own, where debates about colonialism can be silenced and swept under the carpet.”last_img read more

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Britvic aims to make splash with young water drinkers

By on April 21, 2021

first_imgBritvic Soft Drinks (Chelmsford) is targeting 16- to 34-year-olds with the £2m launch of Drench water. The company says Drench is targeted at young adults on the go. Category director Andrew Marsden adds: “Drench will be the brand to be seen with.”Bottles have a non-drip flip-top valved cap, so they can be carried without leaking. They come in 500ml and 750ml sizes.Britvic will also relaunch its Pennine Spring brand in January 2006.last_img

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Press release: Forestry Commission act on tree pest detected in Kent

By on April 20, 2021

first_img An outbreak of the eight-toothed spruce bark beetle (Ips typographus) in an area of woodland in Kent has been confirmed. It poses no threat to human health, but can be a serious pest of the spruce tree species. We are taking swift and robust action to limit the spread of this outbreak as part of our well-established biosecurity protocol used for tree pests and diseases. I encourage anyone who suspects a sighting of the bark beetle to report these to the Forestry Commission on the Tree Alert portal. Further information on tree pests and diseases, and how to identify them, is available here.Caroline Ayre, of Confederation of Forest Industries who represent the UK forest and timber industry, said: Woodland managers, land owners, the forest industry and tree nurseries that supply mature conifer specimens are being urged to remain vigilant after the Forestry Commission identified a breeding population of the eight-toothed spruce bark beetle (Ips typographus) in Kent. This was as part of routine surveillance activity.The beetles have been discovered in a woodland setting, the government contingency plan has been initiated and the Forestry Commission has been designated the competent body for the outbreak.Movement restrictions have been served on-site to minimise the risk of onward spread, while further investigations and surveillance of the area is conducted. Adult beetles will be dormant and hibernating at this time of year.The eight-toothed spruce bark beetle does not affect human health but can be a serious and destructive pest of the spruce tree species across Europe, although it generally prefers weakened or damaged trees.It has never been discovered in the wider environment in the UK before. Smaller spruce trees (less than fifteen years old), including domestic Christmas trees, are too small to be susceptible to infestation and very unlikely to be affected by this finding.Nicola Spence, the UK Chief Plant Health Officer, said:center_img The discovery of this outbreak is of great concern to the UK forest industry. It is essential that everyone is vigilant and we work with the Forestry Commission to help bring this outbreak to a swift conclusion.last_img read more

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