Emergency services attend serious road traffic collision in South Donegal

first_img Facebook Twitter News Twitter Emergency services are at the scene of a serious road traffic collision on the Donegal Town by-pass.There are no further details at present but the road is expected to remain closed overnight – traffic is being diverted via Donegal Town.Meanwhile at least one person was removed to Letterkenny General Hospital following a collision this afternoon on the Glenties to Letterkenny Road.It is thought their injuries are non life threatening – the road was closed for a time but has since re-opened. 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook WhatsApp HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Emergency services attend serious road traffic collision in South Donegal Pinterestcenter_img Pinterest PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Google+ Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers WhatsApp Previous articleHenry Cunningham essay competition being launched in CarndonaghNext articleGardai investigate suspicious approach of child in Ballindrait News Highland Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released By News Highland – October 22, 2010 last_img read more

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OHS policy to be implemented countrywide

first_img– working conditions, rights, safety of workers main focusIn order to improve occupational health and safety by 2020, the Social Protection Ministry has officially launched a new Occupational Health and Safety policy that is to be implemented country-wide.This is according to Permanent Secretary of the Social Protection Ministry, Lorene Baird, who stated that the aim of this policy is to protect all workers from health and safety hazards while they are at their respective jobs.“It sets out duties for all workplace parties, rights for workers, establishes procedures for dealing with workplace hazards…it provides for enforcement of laws where compliance has not been achieved voluntarily. The continued improvement of such a policy is important as workplace health and safety procedures are important for the wellbeing of the employees given that human loss is immeasurable and intolerable.”She pointed out that looking after health and safety makes good business sense as workplaces that neglect health and safety risks prosecution, may lose staff, and may face increased costs and reduced profitability due to more accidents and downtime.“Therefore, we all have a duty. We all have a moral responsibility towards employees’ protection which can only be achieved through such policies…policies which devote resources to deliberating and strategising about safety precautions.”Meanwhile, representative of the Consultative Association of Guyanese Industry (CAGI), Earl Morris pointed out that health and safety measures are not expensive and that contrary to public opinion, systematically applying well-planned safety and health measures have proven to give good returns on investments at the company level.“Apart from reducing costs…and related to absenteeism, accident and disease reduction, Occupational Safety and Health measures help to improve a companies’ image, their position in the labour market and customers’ appreciation. Academic research also shows that high-quality working conditions that trigger job satisfaction may indirectly influence workers’ health and improve job satisfaction over time,” Morris said.He explained that while there is no statistical evidence that economies with poor safety and health measures are more competitive, research by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) suggests that countries where working conditions are among the poorest have greatly reduced competitiveness.“This Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) policy is contributing towards ILO’s objective to achieving decent work. A healthy workforce and a safe working environment are the ideal combining factors that will contribute towards higher output and sustain development. Therefore, adopting a safe and healthy approach at work create benefits for workers, employers, as well as the country.”According to Morris, Guyana must continue to invest in the quality of work, since all workers have the right to work in decent, safe and healthy work environments.“The national OHS policy is being launched at a time when our country is embarking a new frontier, the oil and gas as well as the green industry. Our safety and health measures are definitely going to be tested. This OHS policy is, therefore, timely since it places obligations on various stakeholders in managing those challenges from the traditional industries as well as the newer ones as we face them.”Similar sentiments were made by General Secretary of the Federation of Independent Trades Union of Guyana (FITUG), Dawchan Nagar, who pointed out that considering the changes that have taken place in the country and also changes that are occurring presently, there must be continuous consideration of development at the local, regional and international levels.“National development and advancement have changed our outlook on circumstances since the Occupational Health and Safety Act came into being. For instance, the oil and gas…industry was absent from our national landscape at that time. The construction industry since then has adopted new methods and is reaching new heights, literally and figuratively. Those realities among several others have emerged over the years and have also brought focus and the necessity of Occupational Safety and Health giving the occupational risks that our workers are facing in the jobs of 2019.” (Kristen Macklingam)last_img read more

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Vets harvest a limit-plus

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Talk about great outdoor opportunities: the Ohio Division of Wildlife (ODOW) hosted 15 disabled American veterans for a guided archery hunt at Zaleski State Forest last month and every one of them bagged a deer. The divisions of Forestry and Wildlife partnered with the Buckeye Hero Hunt Committee, the Ohio Department of Veterans Services and volunteer groups to provide the opportunity for these Ohio’s veterans to hunt whitetails, and I can’t imagine what it must have meant to the guys.“These unique archery hunts give us the chance to honor and show our appreciation for veterans who have sacrificed to defend and protect us,” said Robert Boyles, Ohio’s state forester. “We are pleased to partner with the Buckeye Hero Hunt Committee for our Ohio veterans who have given so much to help preserve our freedoms.”Numerous volunteers joined the Buckeye Hero Hunt Committee to provide the veterans with assistance throughout their hunt, including providing meals, lodging and equipment during the weekend. This year’s program saw all 15 hunters successfully harvest a deer. In total, the veteran participants harvested 21 deer, including sixteen does and five bucks.Veterans who meet the guidelines of being 100% disabled through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs are able to apply in advance for the free annual opportunity. For more information on the Buckeye Hero Hunt, visit the group’s Facebook page. Fully disabled veterans also qualify for a free hunting and fishing license through the ODOW. To learn more, go to wildohio.gov.last_img read more

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Cloud Round-up: Apple Hires Microsoft Data Center Guru, Private Clouds Discredited and More

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… We try to tell you everything you need to know about the cloud here every week, but sometimes there’s just too much news and analysis for us to give everything the space it deserves. This posts highlights some important events and interesting thoughts in cloud clouding from around the Web.Microsoft Data Center GM Timmons Heads to AppleData Center Knowledge reports that Microsoft data center guru Kevin Timmons is expected to take a position at Apple.Timmons was responsible for building massive data centers in for Microsoft in Dublin and Chicago, and and “then moved to streamline the company’s data center design and cost structure.” Prior to Microsoft, Timmons oversaw the build-out of data centers for Yahoo, including its flagship facility in Lockport, NY.Timmons is expected to replace Olivier Sanche, who passed away last November.As we reported this week, Apple is also hiring a Cloud Systems Software Engineer to help build “the future of cloud services at Apple.”Phil Wainewright: Private Cloud Discredited, Part 2Phil Wainewright looks at the case for private clouds – “security, reliability and control” – and concludes “an enterprise that builds a private cloud will spend more, achieve less and increase its risk exposure, while progressing no further along the path towards building a cloud applications infrastructure.” Wainewright looks to NetFlix’s successful migration to the public cloud, and the admission by former private cloud advocate Christian Reilly‘s admission that he was wrong about private clouds for evidence.Part one of Wainewright’s case against private clouds was written in October and can be found here.OpenStack Announces Cactus ReleaseOpenStack released a new version of its cloud computing stack: Cactus. There are too many bug fixes and new features to go into here, see the announcement for the full list.Red Hat Steps Up Virtualization Drive, Announces Cloud Computing PlansAccording to IT Pro Portal, Red Hat is expanding its cloud computing initiatives beyond Europe and North America into Australia and New Zealand. The article also notes that Red Hat plans to double the size of its staff at its North Carolina headquarters.Google Invests $890 Million in Data CentersAccording to Data Center Knowledge, Google invested $890 million in data centers in the first quarter of 2011. In recent months Google has resumed building a data center in Oklahoma, begun second phases of existing data centers in North and South Carolina, and begun building a new facility in Hamina, Finland. klint finley Related Posts center_img Tags:#cloud#cloud computing Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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World Twenty20: MS Dhoni, Irfan Pathan star in India’s victory over Sri Lanka

first_imgIrfan Pathan scalped five wickets as India warmed up for the World Twenty20 with a comfortable 26-run victory over hosts Sri Lanka in their first practice match in Colombo on Saturday.India scored 146 for five, riding on captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s unbeaten 55 and then Pathan took centre stage with an impressive five for 25 to skittle out the Islanders for 120 in 19.3 overs at the P Sara Oval.Continuing his fine run, Pathan ripped through the Lankan top order before coming back to dismiss the lower middle order in the end.The Baroda speedster was ably supported by comeback man Lakshmipathy Balaji, who claimed three for 28.Set a victory target of 147, Sri Lanka received an early jolt as Pathan castled opener Dilshan Munaweera on the last ball of the first over.The 27-year-old then dismissed Tillakaratne Dilshan with the last ball of his second over to leave the the hosts reeling at 15 for two from the first three overs.Kumar Sangakkara (32) combined with Angelo Mathews (16) to resurrect the Lankan innings but with Balaji getting better off the later, the target seemed to be a distant one for the hosts.Sangakkara, in company of Lahiru Thirimanne, slowly but steadily took the Lankan total past 70 runs, punishing anything lose dished out by the bowlers.Their partnership was, however cut short as Harbhajan Singh, dawning the Indian colours after a gap of over an year, bowled Sangakkara out in the 12th over to put India in a driver’s seat.Thirimanne (24) was the next man to go, giving Zaheer Khan his only wicket of the match.advertisementPathan then came back to haunt the Sri lankan batsmen as he dismissed Thisara Perara and skipper Mahela Jayawardene of successive deliveries before cleaning off Jeevan Mendis on the last ball of his spell to close the doors on the hosts.Balaji completed the formalities as India walked away with an easy victory.Earlier, electing to bat, India were in a precarious situation at four for 51 before Dhoni and Rohit Sharma (37) stitched a 78-run partnership for the fifth wicket to lend some respectability to the Indian total.The visitors did not have an auspicious beginning as Gautam Gambhir was forced to leave the field as early as in the first over after being hit on the right wrist by a Lasith Malinga delivery.Virender Sehwag (12) and Suresh Raina (12) played with caution but their vigil did not last long as Nuwan Kulasekara got Raina caught by Dilshan Munaweera in the fifth over.Sehwag followed the suit a ball later playing one straight to Mathews.With in-form Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh also taking a long walk back to the pavillion by the end of ninth over, it was left to Rohit and Dhoni to do the damage control.last_img read more

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a month agoLiverpool boss Klopp hits out critics of Robertson: Way of the world

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp hits out critics of Robertson: Way of the worldby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has hit out critics of Andrew Robertson.The German believes that if there is any criticism of his defender, then it is because of “the world out there” and not his quality.Klopp is adamant any abuse his defender has been forced to endure is totally misplaced: “The criticism has nothing to do with the expectation. It is to do with the world out there.“He has played well for weeks and months and then you take it for granted. If there is one game less than another, you start asking what has happened to Andy Robertson. Nothing.“It’s completely normal. The game before he was maybe the best player on the pitch.”Robertson has been criticised over the past week for his form with Scotland and in the Champions League. last_img read more

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16 days agoBournemouth boss Howe hints King to stay in wing role: That’s why we signed him!

first_imgBournemouth boss Howe hints King to stay in wing role: That’s why we signed him!by Ansser Sadiq16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEddie Howe has hinted he will continue to use centre-forward Joshua King on the wing.The Norway international has been used out wide to accomodate Dominic Solanke in the Cherries’ past four Premier League games. And Howe has revealed it was King’s performances as a winger for Blackburn in 2013 that lead to him joining the south coast club.Howe told the Daily Echo: “One of the reasons we signed him (King) was his performance against us for Blackburn playing left-wing, when he gave us a torrid afternoon here a few years ago.”That’s when he rose to prominence in my thoughts and I kept track of his career.”I’ve always known Josh can play there and play very well.”I know Josh will always consider himself a central player, it was us who played him there (centrally) on a regular basis.”But it’s nice to be able to tinker the team and players to have versatility. It’s benefitted the team, that change.”Asked whether he felt he could keep the 27-year-old happy playing him out wide, Howe replied: “As long as he’s feeling he’s getting the ball and contributing to the team in a positive way, I don’t think he’ll have a problem.”He had a goal disallowed against Southampton, he scored against West Ham.”As long as he’s feeling he has a chance to score, then any player with that mentality will be happy.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Video: LSU Fan Creates Video That Shows Huge Difference Between LSU, Texas A&M’s Defenses

first_imgLSU players doing a blocking drill at practice.LSU Texas A&M DrillJohn Chavis was LSU’s defense coordinator from 2009-14. Now, he’s at Texas A&M. The 58-year-old coach, unsurprisingly, has brought one of the defensive drills he used with the Tigers to College Station, Texas. In the drill, called the “Gauntlet,” a player has to make his way through several opponents before knocking down a tackling dummy. An LSU fan has created a video that shows a pretty big difference in physicality between the Tigers and the Aggies. So Chavis tried to bring the Gauntlet drill with him to A&M… And it didn’t really have the same effect pic.twitter.com/ZjboBMzbN7— The LSU Logo (@LSU_Logo) August 20, 2015It doesn’t even look like you’re watching the same drill. Now, it’s important to consider that one clip is not an entire representation of a team’s defense, but Texas A&M probably does have a long way to go before reaching the status LSU’s defense did under Chavis. [SDS]last_img read more

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Security Forces Need 500 Vehicles per year – Bunting

first_imgNational Security Minister, Hon. Peter Bunting, said that the security forces will need approximately 500 vehicles per year, over the next six years, to operate effectively. He said the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will need some 400 vehicles, and the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), 100 units per year, over the period. The National Security Minister was a addressing the weekly meeting of Rotary Club of Liguanea Plains held yesterday (January 10), at the Eden Gardens Complex, St. Andrew. He noted that of the JCF’s fleet of 1,800 vehicles, some 200 had to be abandoned as they were deemed “non-functional” and “we just had to scrap them,” while approximately 50 per cent of the remaining units are over 10 years old. These vehicles, he said, are used for patrol of communities, 24 hours per day, seven days per week, “so a 10-year old police vehicle is like a 25 or 30 year old domestic vehicle, so you can imagine, (it will become) very, very inefficient,” the Minister explained. Mr. Bunting informed that the Government has a “steady programme replacement of our fleets,” with some $600 million spent during the last six months of 2012, to purchase vehicles for the JCF. More than half of these were delivered during the final quarter of last year and the remainder, are slated for delivery during the first three months of 2013.   “Meanwhile, Mr. Bunting informed that the Ministry will be moving to streamline the models and brands of vehicles acquired for the security forces.   “(To have) 28 different makes and 129 different models of vehicles in the police force…that’s just a nightmare for storing parts, maintenance, etcetera. So that’s one of the things that we are focused on,” he stated.last_img read more

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Calgary Farmers Market opening new location near COP

first_imgFans of the Calgary Farmers’ Market will soon have a second location where they can load up on local delicacies.Plans have been unveiled for a new market along Highway 1 across from Canada Olympic Park.According to its website, Calgary Farmers’ Market West will transport you to old New York with the spirit of the Rocky Mountains.The 50,000-square-foot location will include al-fresco style shopping and dining areas.It’s set to open in the spring of 2020 and is already accepting applications from vendors.The current farmers’ market on Blackfoot Trail opened in 2011.Open Gallery3 itemslast_img read more

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