first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address However, mining is not for the faint-hearted and it’s had its fair share of hurdles to0. These included rising debts, plummeting commodity prices and a major divestment programme. For Anglo, the appeal of this takeover is its strategic fit. It presents a scalable asset with a long life at a relatively low cost. Poly4, the final product, is sustainable and offers the potential of over 50% EBITDA margins.A successful takeover is not the end of the story though. For the Woodsmith mine to succeed, it will need continuous funding.The project at the deep potash and polyhalite mine entails sinking two major shafts and building a 37km ore transport tunnel. Anglo has forecast that it will require $600m to cover operating costs for the first two years. This would be to continue sinking the service shaft and reaching the orebody.It’s more likely that close to $4bn is required for Sirius’s project outline to come to fruition. Time will tell whether Anglo American can cope with such a massive undertaking. The Sirius Minerals board recommend that shareholders accept the bid. I agree.  Sirius’s Woodsmith mine plan has proved overly ambitious. Poly4, the product it aims to mine, is new to the market. It comes from the naturally occurring mineral polyhalite and is touted as a sustainable fertiliser that might sell very well. However, demand remains to be proved.The project also has a complex financing model with the company having needed to reach certain milestones to access the cash it needs. For instance, the share price has fallen 80% since August when Sirius failed to sell a £385m bond offering to realise a $2.5bn loan from JP Morgan Cazenove.Escalating costsAnglo American is a much better-financed prospect. The British mining company produces 40% of the world’s platinum. It also produces diamonds, copper, iron ore, nickel and coal.It has a price-to-earnings ratio of 7, earnings per share of £3.20 and a 4% dividend yield. The share price has risen 112% over the past five years. International mining company Anglo American (LSE:AAL) today confirmed a formal bid to take over struggling Sirius Minerals (LSE:SXX) at 5.5p per share.This values Sirius Minerals at £405m, which is a lot less than touted to prospective investors last year.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Shareholder lossesThe Sirius Minerals story is a depressing one, particularly so for the locals of Sneatonthorpe, Whitby. Many of the residents bought shares in SXX, after being seduced by the dream of big returns. Some sunk their life savings into the mining venture and will be lucky to get 12% of their investment back if this takeover happens.Accepting the SXX share price at 5.5p is a bitter pill, the shares having reached a high of more than 37p in July 2018. Therefore, many long-term holders incurred extreme losses.The firm employs many locals at the mine which makes the current situation doubly disappointing for the community, although the prospects of a rescue would be good news.Do or dieThe fact is, SXX is running out of money and shareholders have little option but to accept the offer from FTSE 100 company Anglo American. If they don’t, there’s a likelihood the company will go bust and shareholders will get nothing. The decision will be made within 28 days and 75% of shareholders must support the bid for it to go ahead. 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first_img Submit a Job Listing Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Bishop Elections, Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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He will be greatly missed, and honestly many of us wish he had never been elected. As our cathedral will never be the same without him. Bishop Eaton, with all my heart I wish you the best as Bishop, may God Bless you and you will be greatly missed here in Denver. Submit a Press Release [Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida] The Very Rev. Peter Eaton, dean of St. John’s Cathedral in Denver, Colorado, was elected as bishop coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida on Jan. 31, pending the required consents from a majority of bishops with jurisdiction and standing committees of The Episcopal Church.Eaton, 56, was elected during a special convention held at Trinity Cathedral in Miami. He was elected on the fourth ballot out of a field of six nominees. He received 87 votes of 161 cast in the lay order and 72 of 125 cast in the clergy order. An election on that ballot required 82 in the lay order and 63 in the clergy order.“I shall strive every day to be worthy of the trust and confidence that you have placed in me today,” said Eaton following the election. “I am particularly honored to be called to work with Bishop Frade, who, with his wife Diana, enjoys the respect and love not just of the Diocese of Southeast Florida, but of so many in our Church.”A bishop coadjutor is elected to replace the diocesan bishop upon retirement. Frade, diocesan bishop since 2000, will retire in January 2016.Under the canons (III.11.4) of The Episcopal Church, a majority of bishops exercising jurisdiction and diocesan standing committees must consent to Eaton’s ordination as bishop coadjutor within 120 days of receiving notice of the election.Eaton has served as dean at St. John’s Cathedral since 2002. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1982 from King’s College, London, along with an Associate of King’s College in theology. In 1985, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theology degree from Queen’s College, Cambridge, and in 1989 a Master of Arts degree. In 1986, he earned a Certificate in Theology from Wescott House Seminary in Cambridge. From 1989-1991, he was a graduate research student in Early Christian history and literature at Magdalen College, Oxford.The other nominees were:• The Rev. Michael J. Battle, 51, interim dean for students and community life, Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts;• The Very Rev. DeDe Duncan-Probe, 52, rector of St. Peter’s in the Woods Episcopal Church in Fairfax  Station, Virginia;• The Rev. John C. N. Hall, 56, rector of St. Boniface Episcopal Church in Sarasota, Florida;• The Rev. Allen F. Robinson, 44, rector of St. James Episcopal Church in Baltimore, Maryland;• The Rev. Canon Martin W. Zlatic, 58, rector of St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church in Boynton Beach, Florida.Pending the required consents, Eaton will be ordained and consecrated as the bishop coadjutor of Southeast Florida on Saturday, May 9 at Trinity Cathedral in Miami.The Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida includes 76 congregations, with approximately 38,000 parishioners, from Key West north to Jensen Beach and west to Clewiston. 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Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR February 4, 2015 at 12:32 am I congratulate Canon Eaton for his election as bishop coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida . Here in St. Johns Cathedral in San Juan, Puerto Rico say ¡Enhorabuena! Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Jobs & Calls Press Release Service Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Bath, NC Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS February 14, 2015 at 3:54 pm Dear Bishop Eaton, Congratulations. May God bless you always during your Episcopate. Your father and mother would have been proud with these news of your election. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Comments (3) An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Belleville, IL Rector Collierville, TN Southeast Florida diocese elects Peter Eaton as bishop coadjutor People Featured Events Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET last_img read more

first_img Howard Lake | 16 April 2010 | News Tagged with: corporate Donated goods Events Eden Spring offer 1000 cases of bottled water for fundraising events Water cooler company Eden Springs UK Ltd is offering 1,000 cases of bottled water to fundraisers in the UK.“Whether you are going to run a marathon, sit in a bath of full of spiders or head for the top of Everest, we’d like to help you conquer your challenge by helping you to stay hydrated”, say the company.Successful charity applicants will receive a case of 24 500ml bottles of Eden Water delivered to their work address at no charge. Applicants must use the water at an event in the next six months.In addition Eden Water are offering to donate £30 to each charity that generates an installation order for a water cooler by recommending Eden Water to a corporate or other supporter. 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 Researching massive growth in giving.  139 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this La siguiente charla ligeramente editada se dio en una clase sobre “Por qué necesitamos una revolución” en la ciudad de Nueva York el 29 de febrero.Un comité de fábrica se reúne durante la revolución rusa de 1917.¿Cómo lidiamos con la injusticia masiva perpetrada por la clase dominante capitalista? Podemos observar las elecciones actuales y ver claramente que no hay un camino electoral hacia el socialismo. No hay camino electoral a la justicia. La clase dominante posee nuestro llamado proceso democrático.Un comité de fábrica se reúne durante la Revolución Rusa de 1917.Los políticos y funcionarios de los partidos demócrata y republicano son simplemente empleados de banqueros adinerados, ejecutivos de bienes raíces y directores ejecutivos de seguros de salud. Existen para hacer su oferta, y nada más. Cualquiera que intente utilizar la democracia capitalista para aumentar el poder de la clase trabajadora, a expensas de la clase dominante capitalista, encontrará su camino bloqueado.¿Cuál es entonces la solución? Si los intereses de la clase obrera son irreconciliablemente opuestos a los intereses de la clase dominante; si la clase dominante tiene control total sobre el proceso democrático; ¿cómo procedemos? La solución es abandonar el espectro del poder político capitalista y adoptar el poder de la clase trabajadora.La fuerza de la clase trabajadora está en nuestros números y nuestro trabajo. Superamos en gran medida a la clase dominante capitalista. Incluso sus fuerzas de seguridad, el ejército y la policía, que conforman el estado capitalista, serían lamentablemente superados por las fuerzas que una clase trabajadora unida podría ejercer. Y esa es la clave: la unidad de la clase trabajadora.Por separado, somos débiles e impotentes. Unidos, somos imparables. Una clase obrera unida también podría retener su labor de la clase dominante capitalista. Son los trabajadores los que impulsan nuestra economía. Fábricas, puertos, envíos, supermercados, combustible: todas las arterias vitales de nuestra sociedad están controladas por los trabajadores.Si estuviéramos organizados hacia un solo objetivo, si alguna vez retuviéramos nuestro trabajo, detendríamos a la sociedad. Así es como el poder económico de la clase trabajadora puede crear un cambio político revolucionario.El objetivo debe ser unir a la clase trabajadora. Para llevar a cabo tales hazañas monumentales, la clase trabajadora debe tener una organización profunda y altamente estructurada. Para combatir la falsa democracia de la clase capitalista, la clase obrera debe tener una verdadera democracia obrera.Aprendiendo de la historiaSi miramos hacia atrás en la historia, toda revolución socialista exitosa ha seguido este camino. Aunque cada revolución tenía características diferentes, impulsadas por las diferencias materiales en sus respectivos países, todos los revolucionarios exitosos entendieron la importancia de organizar a las masas en una estructura duradera y democrática que pudiera resistir a la clase dominante.En la Revolución Rusa, fueron los Consejos de Trabajadores los que impulsaron la radicalización de la sociedad rusa. En Petrogrado y otras ciudades industriales, los trabajadores de las fábricas se reunieron en consejos administrados democráticamente. Debatieron y votaron sobre medidas que mejorarían sus vidas como trabajadores. Al reunirse en la lucha contra los patrones, se radicalizaron y se volvieron más audaces en sus demandas.En febrero de 1917, los trabajadores de una fábrica de Petrogrado pidieron a sus jefes un día laboral de ocho horas. Para octubre de 1917, esos mismos trabajadores exigían que sus jefes les proporcionaran armas. Fue a través del proceso de organización democrática que los trabajadores comenzaron a aprender su poder. No hay atajos.Este patrón se ha mantenido en todo el mundo. En China y Vietnam, los consejos de las aldeas formaron la columna vertebral de la revolución, proporcionando recursos y seguridad para el Ejército Rojo de China y el Ejército de Liberación Popular de Vietnam. En Cuba, el respaldo de los campesinos rurales dio cobertura a la guerrilla del Movimiento 26 de Julio. Incluso hoy, en Bolivia y Venezuela, son los consejos de la gente del vecindario los que forman la primera línea de la resistencia contra las fuerzas golpistas de derecha.No hay atajos. La clase obrera debe organizarse si alguna vez tenemos la oportunidad de derrotar a la clase dominante capitalista. Esto debe hacerse porque es nuestra única esperanza de poner fin a las injusticias de la sociedad de clases.last_img read more

first_imgNewsEducationHealthUniversity of Limerick leads €10.5 million EU ‘Go Green Routes’ projectBy Cian Reinhardt – July 20, 2020 500 Print Facebook Email Advertisement University you Limerick campus aerialsPhoto: True MediaUNIVERSITY of Limerick (UL) is to lead a €10.5 million ‘Go Green Routes’ project that aims to transform both environmental and human health by positioning European cities as world ambassadors of urban sustainability.Details of the project, which has almost 40 different stakeholders, were announced at a virtual launch hosted by UL today, Monday, July 20.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The four-year project, which applies visionary and integrated solutions to improve health in cities, will commence in September, coordinated by the Health Research Institute at UL.The project, which is funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 framework programme, will take COVID-19 into consideration, evaluating the impact of reduced air pollution during and after lockdown, as well as the impact on mental health of urban citizens and their views on re-greening their cities.Dr Tadhg MacIntyre, a lecturer in psychology at UL and coordinator of the Go Green Routes project said emerging evidence shows people “flocked to green spaces during lockdown for mental health, physical activity and connectivity with their communities”.He said, “The impact on social cohesion, connection to nature and their perceptions of their cities may be long-lasting. One solution to reduced transmission of the disease and the negative psychological consequences of confinement is spending more time outdoors in greenspace, which will be addressed by the project.”Dr McIntyre said there how nature is integrated into urban spaces and used needs to optimised, he said there is a need to “create a rapid means of knowledge creation and knowledge transfer to enable upscaling and future proliferation of nature-based interventions”.“We aim to create a unique knowledge ecosystem to transform citizens, planners, researchers and entrepreneurs into innovators, leaders and visionaries in nature-based solutions. Nature is our future,” Dr MacIntyre added.UL will receive €1.6m to fund a team of doctoral and post-doctoral researchers and a project manager. Other Irish partners will benefit to the tune of €3.68m across SMEs – Nutritics, ICEP, Connect the Dots, and Horizon Nua – and Irish universities TCD and TU Dublin, while Limerick City and County Council is to receive €530,000.The consortium will cultivate technological and nature-based solutions for health across six cities – Burgas, Bulgaria; Lahti, Finland; Umea, Sweden; Versailles, France and Limerick – and lay a foundation for future implementation in Munich, Germany, the Murcia region of Spain and in the Gzira municipality of Malta.The project also has partners in China, Mexico and Georgia, enabling a global knowledge exchange and a focus on mental health and well-being.Speaking at the launch of the project this Monday, UL Chancellor Mary Harney, said, “As a former Minister for Health, I am acutely aware of the links between human and environmental health. Indeed, I know first-hand that the banning of smoky coal in Dublin in 1990 had a huge impact on air pollution and a positive impact on health.”The UL Chancellor said now there is a need to be “ambitious” in how health is promoted in cities, “through active travel, renaturing streets and ensuring nature and people are at the nexus of urban life”.She said, “Limerick City, I am glad to say, has been advancing its capacities through research and innovation. Recently, it was awarded the European Green Leaf Award for innovation in greenspace. The collaboration with UL has led to the +CityxChange, which is a smart city project paying dividends in sustainability.“The University has firm plans to increase its footprint in the city. The future of our institution and the city are very much linked. We are both future focused and have ambitious growth targets and together we will ensure the city and the region become of strategic importance in research, learning and innovation. Limerick 2030, our own strategic plan and research like the Go Green Routes project will help to ensure that this vision becomes a reality.”The project has three themes – Building Back Better; Re-naturing Cities for Health; and Future-proofing for Digital Natives. An interdisciplinary team at UL is involved including Dr Stephen Kinsella, economics; Dr Norma Bargary, statistical modelling; Professor Alan Donnelly, physical activity; Dr Tadhg MacIntyre, mental health; Dr Giles Warrington, sport and exercise; Dr Conor Little, governance; Dr Elaine Gallagher, citizen science and Dr Eibhlís O’Connor, nutrition and sustainability.Dr Una May, Director of Participation and Ethics at Sport Ireland, said, “We have learnt from the Covid-19 lockdown how much people cherish their connection to nature and the role of active recreation in greenspace has never been so apparent. Limerick City, with the support of our planned supports including the Active Cities programme and the Go Green Routes innovations, will be able to clearly demonstrate how urban nature can promote healthy lives and act as a flagship for other cities to follow.”Martin Rogan, CEO Mental Health Ireland, said, “We are well aware of the benefits of nature for mental health but the challenge has been how to best translate knowledge into impact. Uniquely, Go Green Routes will co-create a mental health scorecard for cities which will highlight their contribution to prevention, commitment to rights of persons with psychosocial disabilities and empowerment of users of services-this combination of organic and structured supports will make a long-lasting contribution to the well-being of Irish citizens.”center_img Linkedin WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleShannon airport immigration centreNext articleGardaí order Limerick publican to cease trading under Health Act after wet-house opens up despite COVID rules Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgThe Parteen basin on Lough DergTHE COST of a controversial pipeline to take water from the River Shannon near Limerick City and deliver it Dublin is set to go over budget.The project is now likely to exceed the estimated €1.3 billion cited in the National Development Plan (NDP), according to Irish Water.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Plans for the Shannon pipeline to abstract water from the Parteen Basin have been met with fierce opposition from concerned environmentalists, farmers and tourism operators in Limerick, Clare and Tipperary.Irish Water has informed the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government that rising costs may put the project over budget but has not yet given any revised costings.The company plans to start construction of the pipeline in 2023 and estimates it will take up to four years to completeThe project was chosen as the viable option from a number of possible solutions to the growing demand for water in Dublin, including a seawater desalination plant.However, the River Shannon Protection Alliance (RSPA) says that Dublin could solve its water problems if it just tackled the leaks.Gerry Siney of the RSPA points out that Dublin is awash with water that needs to be filtered and purified regardless of its source.“They should insist that Irish Water implement a strategic plan for the replacement of Dublin’s ancient, corroded and leaking pipes. The replacement of these pipes is unavoidable and the taxpayer cannot be expected to finance a flawed pipeline scheme which represents the wrong solution,” he said. Previous articleWoman arrested and €72,000 seized in WestburyNext articleTalking Points: Early statements of intent and absences prove costly Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Twitter Facebook Advertisement WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin Email Print NewsEnvironmentShannon pipeline would leak cashBy Bernie English – August 18, 2020 552 last_img read more

first_img Twitter Previous articleGIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Odessa High holds off Midland High to open District 2-6A playNext articleHow to stay active and connected while remaining safe during the pandemic Digital AIM Web Support By Digital AIM Web Support – December 15, 2020 Pinterest Twitter Newly elected mayor ready to delve into city finances Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img WhatsApp Facebook Local NewsGovernment Pinterest Odessa’s newly elected Mayor Javier Joven on Tuesday vowed that once he takes office he will immediately call for an investigation of the city’s finances for the past 8 years.Joven, who for years has accused the city of misspending taxpayer dollars and lacking transparency, soundly defeated former Councilman Dewey Bryant in Tuesday’s runoff by a vote of 3,662 to 2,277.“I have been the target of so many negative, personal political attacks, but the voters saw through the lies and supported me because they want someone to hold the city accountable; and that’s what we’re going to do,” Joven said. “The first thing we need to do is form a committee to investigate the city’s spending. We need to know where we are financially and where our commitments are.“I know I’m going to have a battle with that. I can tell you now; I’m not going to be a popular person at city hall.”Bryant, who decided to run for mayor after terming out as the District 2 city council representative, did not return phone calls seeking comment. Bryant and Joven were forced into a runoff after neither candidate during the November 3 general election managed to garner 50 percent of the vote plus on – which is required to be declared the winner. Bryant received 43 percent of the vote during the general election, while Joven snared 40 percent.The results were vastly different during the runoff election.Joven built what turned out to be an insurmountable lead in early voting, capturing 2,519 votes compared to 1,568 for Bryant.The contest between both men was sometimes bitter and often heated – with supporters from both sides accusing each other of running negative campaigns that distorted their candidate’s records.Joven said he doesn’t believe that bad blood will spill over the new city council. One of his top priorities will be to try being a “consensus builder” with council and earn their confidence.At his first council meeting, Joven, who is opposed to abortions, said he will ask council to support a resolution declaring Odessa as a “sanctuary for the unborn.” He has already planned and scheduled a community prayer rally from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., December 19 on the West lawn of the Ector County Courthouse.“The purpose of the event is to pray, fast and repent to our Lord and Savior,” Joven said.“I know we’re not always going to agree,” Joven said. “But if someone on council presents an idea and can explain how and why it will best serve the community, I will be the first to support it. I want everyone’s voice to be heard.”Joven said he knows first-hand what it’s like to be undermined politically. Joven served as District 5 councilman in District 5 from 1996 to 1999 before abruptly resigning prior to the end of his second term. He later ran in 2010, but lost to Dean Combs.“Everyone has always speculated why I resigned in 1999,” Joven said. “At the time there was a voting block among district’s 1, 2 and 3, and they controlled the council, they controlled who on council received information.“I was just there twiddling my thumbs and I was ineffective. I didn’t believe that I was able to serve my district.  I stepped down with the hope that my replacement could be more effective.”Joven campaigned as a team along with Denise Swanner, who defeated Turner in their runoff race for the at-large council seat, and Mark Matta, who defeated District 1 incumbent Michael Shelton.Joven said he already has several items on his agenda.At his first council meeting, Joven, who is opposed to abortions, said he will ask council to support a resolution declaring Odessa as a “sanctuary for the unborn.” He has already planned and scheduled a community prayer rally from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., December 19 on the West lawn of the Ector County Courthouse.“The purpose of the event is to pray, fast and repent to our Lord and Savior,” Joven said. TAGS  last_img read more

first_img Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter By News Highland – May 14, 2011 Facebook Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Google+ LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+ Pinterest Police have said a 36-year-old woman arrested by detectives investigating the murder of PSNI officer Ronan Kerr has been released unconditionally.She was held in the Pomeroy area on Tuesday.25-year-old Constable Kerr, was killed when a bomb exploded underneath his car outside his Omagh home last month. Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH center_img News WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twitter WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Previous articleLocal coroner questions new drink-driving proposalsNext articleMayor of Donegal says Queens visit is premature News Highland 36-year-old woman released in Kerr murder investigation Facebooklast_img read more

first_img Facebook Improvements required in three residential centres in Donegal WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Google+ Google+ Twitter Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – November 28, 2019 Previous articleDeputy Doherty launches scathing attack on TanaisteNext articleDean Jarvis departs Champions Dundalk News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows The Health Information and Quality Authority has published 32 inspection reports on residential centres for older people.In Donegal, unannounced inspections were carried out at 3 centres, all of which have been found to require improvements to the premises.They are the Sheil Hospital, Ballyshannon, Buncrana Community Hospital and the Rock Nursing Unit, Ballyshannon.Inspectors found Buncrana Community Hospital to be compliant in all regulations apart from premises.The inspector says the design and layout was not suitable for purpose and multi-occupancy rooms did not provide adequate private accommodation which was a repeated non-compliance from previous inspections.Records from the Sheil Hospital, Ballyshannon state that less than 50% of staff had attendedtraining in dementia care and the management of responsive behaviours.In addition, inspectors said responsive behaviours care plans did not provide sufficient details of triggers for behaviours or the appropriate de-escalation interventions required. Improvements were also required in how restraints were used.The premises was found to not meet the needs of residents in terms of the layout and size of a number of single and twin bedrooms, no quiet space for residents to meet visitors and the communal lounge and dining room did not provide enough space for 16 residents.The registered provider was found to not have taken adequate precautions to ensure external fire escapes provided a safe means of exit and that fire drill records did not provide assurance that staff would be able to carry out a safe horizontal evacuation within an acceptable time frame.HIQA found that the layout of multi-occupancy rooms at the Rock Nursing Unit, Ballyshannon especially rooms acting as an access route between other parts of the building did not ensure the privacy and dignity of residents could be met at all times.In relation to staffing, the report says the numbers and skill mix of staff were not appropriate to the assessed needs of residents and the size and layout of the centre, particularly at night time.The registered provider did not provide sufficient resources to ensure the effective delivery of care to residents, particularly in relation to adequate staff being available at night to ensure that fire safety measures such as evacuation could be undertaken in a safe and timely manner.As part of the urgent action plan issued, the inspector requested that a fire evacuation drill of the whole compartment be carried out with the revised night-time staffing levels.Improvements were also required to ensure care plans were personalised so that in the event of changing needs and circumstances the care plan guided staff interventions. Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme last_img read more

first_img Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Foyle Search and Rescue responded to alert close to river’s edge News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Foyle Search and Rescue Duty Teams were alerted by the PSNI to a person observed close to the river’s edge at 11:25pm on Saturday night.The Police Service of Northern Ireland and Foyle Search and Rescue Duty Mobile Unit responded along with Boat crew to the location.While responding, Duty Teams were informed that the person had been seen entering the water. Pagers were activated and members of the Emergency Response Team backed up duty crews.Foyle Search and Rescue Boat crew arrived on scene, searched and located a male. They removed him to the boat where CPR was immediately commenced. The male was transferred to land and re-assessed by Emergency First Responders.PSNI on scene gave assistance and on arrival of Paramedics & Emergency Medical Technicians from Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, the patient was transferred to the Ambulance where Emergency First Responders assisted the ambulance crew.Sadly despite the best efforts of everyone involved, the patient could not be resuscitated. At the time the male had not been identified.Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service also had several units attend the scene.Appreciation to all the Emergency Services & CCTV for there support.All volunteers & staff at Foyle Search & Rescue offer deepest condolences to the Family involved. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebookcenter_img By News Highland – December 15, 2019 Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Previous articleInishowen Football League Results 15/12/2019Next articleTermon beat Emyvale to reach Ulster Minor Semi-Final News Highland last_img read more