Concern at re-alignment of resources in Milford Garda District

first_img Google+ Facebook Twitter Concern at re-alignment of resources in Milford Garda District RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction AudioHomepage BannerNews Concern is growing at the potential impact of a re-alignment of resources in the Milford Garda District.There is concern in the area that the garda stations in Kerrykeel, Kilmacrennan and Rathmullan are to close.Garda Management deny that any station closures are to take place, but they do acknowledge some gardai are being re-allocated.The Milford Garda District is a large one, as it incorporates much of the former Glenties Garda District, which was abolished in November 2013. It’s widely believed that more gardai are needed in the district, with Donegal’s complement of gardai approximately 21% down on where it was eight years ago.At present, there are small garda stations with very limited opening hours in Kerrykeel, Kilmacrennan and Rathmullan, with fears that a reorganisation of garda deployment will see those stations wound down.Cllr Michael Mc Bride has personal experience of how things used to be, and on today’s Nine til Noon Show, he said he doesn’t believe things are changing for the better……………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/mmb1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.In a statement, gardai say management closely monitors the allocation of all resources in the context of crime trends, policing needs and other operational strategies to ensure optimum use is made of Garda resources, and the best possible Garda service is provided to the public.In this context, the statement adds, Local Garda management are re-allocating resources in the Milford district and additional community policing responsibilities have been assigned to other members. The re-alignment of resources will not reduce the opening hours of any station and is intended to increase local Garda visibility.Cllr Michael Mc Bride is not convinced, and believes that this is a precursor to the closure of stations…….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/mmb2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Meanwhile, Cllr Liam Blaney is questioning the assertion that additional communty policing duties are being assigned to other members. He’s not convinced that this is the right strategy…..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/1liamb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Pinterest Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleInvestigation launched after drugs seizure in CarrigartNext articleA5 funding could be cut as a result of NCH overspend News Highland By News Highland – February 12, 2019 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitterlast_img read more

Duncan Garner: Vaping should be used as a ‘quit smoking’ tool only – and it needs regulation

first_imgNewsHub 6 July 2020Family First Comment: Duncan is right – ESPECIALLY with the possibility that vaping cannabis is a potential new threat on the horizon…“In my view, vaping has one role and one role only. It is a great way to quit smoking. The more I learn and read about it, the more I think absolutely, yes it works. So I can’t sit here and say ‘ban it’, because it certainly helps those quitting smoking. Undeniably. It can change lives for the better. So as a ‘quit smoking’ tool, and a quit smoking tool only – why don’t we simply hand them out to those people wanting to ditch the durries for good?”OPINION: Vaping – it’s the latest thing to try to screw our society.Advertised as cool, hip and modern, I find it clunky and uncool. It kind of looks like you’re sucking your thumb. Just much more deadly.And increasingly, it’s not the kids from the wrong side of the tracks taking up vaping. It’s too expensive for them. It’s the middle-class kids who never smoked – but now they vape.So, here’s your AM Show wake up call guys.In the USA, 33 people died in just six months from a mysterious lung disease linked to vaping. Compared to deaths associated with smoking, it’s very few, but this should serve as a warning.In my view, vaping has one role and one role only. It is a great way to quit smoking.The more I learn and read about it, the more I think absolutely, yes it works.So I can’t sit here and say ‘ban it’, because it certainly helps those quitting smoking. Undeniably. It can change lives for the better.READ MORE: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/07/duncan-garner-vaping-should-be-used-as-a-quit-smoking-tool-only-and-it-needs-regulation.htmllast_img read more

Pretty Cool : Pretty rose clip.

first_imgGood looking flower with clip that should stay in most hair types. ‘its a xmas present so won’t know until it’s been received but it looks good. Wear with mostly red or black. Nothing to complain about so thanks for an excellent product. A bit squished and you need to mould it a little. One arrived a little squished, but managed to get back into shape. Lovely, well made. Really pleased with my purchasePretty rose clip.A very happy daughter!quality excellent but could have done with a bit more of beautiful clip and looked amazing in my red hairGood Quality ProductPretty Cool – Red Rose Fabric Hair Flower ClipRed fabric rose hair flower clip.A pretty red fabric rose hair clip. The hair flower measures approximately 8cm in diameter. The flower has a hair clip which measures approximately 4.5cm. Not as good as i thought, when i put it in my hair you can see the clip and the flower doesn’t look right. The material is quite hard so its stiff and unmanageable. Really pleased with my purchase. Bought 2 of these for my daughter and her friend as part of her dance show costume. It is perfect and well made. Arrived ahead of delivery date, so really pleased. Overall a beautiful product at an excellent price. Good size, sensible firm clip, looks really nice. Nicely made and nice material used (not cheap and tacky). I don’t know what else to say but it told me i needed to add more words so i have and my review is done ;0). Looks great on my vintage dress. Nice hair clip or on a belt. It was a nice replacement for one i lost. Even better than the picture. Excellent value and very pretty. Great price great product very impressed. Really good quality product. I wore this to a wedding and worked really well. Beautiful colour and design. Great color and size, the clip holds well, perfect match with my red dress. These were purchased to go with a fancy dress outfit however this would also be suitable if you wanted these to go with any other outfit. Quality excellent but could have done with a bit more of. Lovely rose ideal for my dancing a tango – delivery well in time, quality excellent but could have done with a bit more of a stronger hair clip. Fast delivery and excellent value. Very impressed with how quickly this item was dispatched. Well packaged, excellent value and will go perfectly with my tango dress. Likely good for grownup with really thick hair. Appeared ridiculous on my granddaughter.Stunning clip and seemed wonderful in my red hair. Stunning clip and appeared amazing in my red hair. Will be looking at far more of these becase they are just that good of excellent that sick get yet again for photoshoots.Wonderful flower hair piece appears as proven in photo and built out of excellent excellent material.Lovely delicate roses, no snagging with hair and no glue dots.Arrived on time and as described, thank you.last_img read more

Limited edition

first_imgEach piece in this collection was designed over years by the world’s most gifted watchmakers to highlight a specific event, place, or cause. Driven by the desire to overload imagination, to re-invent inner mechanisms, to celebrate innovation, to perfect consistent precision and to deliver the most exclusive to the most,Each piece in this collection was designed over years by the world’s most gifted watchmakers to highlight a specific event, place, or cause. Driven by the desire to overload imagination, to re-invent inner mechanisms, to celebrate innovation, to perfect consistent precision and to deliver the most exclusive to the most discerning, these precious timepieces are available only to a very select group.Harry Winston: Opus ElevenFor Harry Winston, watches reflect a passionate belief that you can-and must-go beyond the imaginable. Instead of a hand, 24 placards revolve and rotate on a complicated system of gears mounted on an epicycloidal gear-train. Savour the moment, we say. Limited Edition of 111 piecesPrice: Rs 1.3 croreParmigian I: Bugatti Super SportThe highly tapered profile of the Bugatti Super Sport recalls the body of a wing, however the inspiration for the design lies in the iconic shape of the case lugs on a Parmigiani watch. Boasting the brand’s characteristic curves, the new Bugatti represents the decisive signature of the Parmigiani style. Limited Edition of 30 piecesPrice: Rs 1.3 croreRomain-Jerome: Moon Dust DNAInspired by the date of the historic Apollo 11 moon mission, this limited edition watch features a 46mm case carrying the iconic RJ “paws”, topped by a carbon fibrecoated bezel. The black dial is a hand sculpted depiction of the lunar surface and its material contains a small amount of precious Moon Dust-of which only a few thousand grams have been brought back to earth. Stellar composition. Limited Edition of 1,969 piecesPrice: Rs 8.5 lakhDe GR I Sogono: Occhio Ripetizione MinutiadvertisementDeveloped on the principle of the reflex camera, this Occhio Ripetizione Minuti is equipped with a twelve-shutter aperture revealing the movement with a striking visage. Cased in 18-carat red or blackened white gold and a leather strap, with a gold folding clasp, it is as original as it is daring and exclusive. Lust-have potential. Limited Edition of 5 piecesPrice: On requestVacheron Constantin: Metiers D’art-Chagall and L’opera De ParisHaving been a patron of the Paris National Opera for the past four years, Vacheron Constantin shares the institution’s art of precision, renewal and wonder. In honour of this association, Vacheron has designed an exceptional series of 15 unique watches as a tribute to the greatest composers of all time, the very same who were Marc Chagall’s inspiration for the monumental mural on the Opera Garnier’s ceiling.Price: On requestUlysse Nardin: Alexander The Great Minute RepeaterThe unconquerable hero of Greek history and symbol of strength inspires Ulysse Nardin’s Alexander the Great Westminster Carillon Tourbillon Jaquemarts Minute Repeater. Its mechanics are housed in a 44mm case of 18-carat white gold or rose gold and the visible one-minute tourbillon is integrated into the dial. A date with history. Limited Edition of 100 piecesPrice: Rs 3.5 crore (approx.)Montblanc: Nicolas Rieussec ChronographNicholas Rieussec was inspired by the notion of “writing time” and called his famed invention “Chronograph.” Montblanc has chosen to pay homage to the inventor by launching the Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph Anniversary Edition in 2011, the year in which the chronograph celebrates its190th birthday. The Anniversary Edition will be available only in a limited and individually numbered edition: 190 watches in 18k red gold, 90 watches in 18k white gold and 25 watches in 950 platinum.Price: Rs 20 lakh (approx.)Zenith: El Primero Stratos Flyback Striking 10thDesigned to withstand the abrupt variations in pressure, intense vibrations and violent acceleration found in fighter jet cockpits, the Zenith Stratos also comes equipped with the world’s most accurate automatic chronograph movement. The number of pieces produced was selected to mark the anniversary year of the creation of the first El Primero movement. Limited Edition of 1,969 piecesPrice: Rs 5.4 lakhGC: Skeleton HeartbeatGC takes its Swiss watchmaking savoir-faire in combination with exquisite contemporary design to the next level of sophistication. The pure case design and the see-through antireflective sapphire crystals direct all attention to the very heart of the watch where you can see the inner beauty and life of the movement which is studded with 17 jewels. Limited Edition of 150 piecesPrice: Rs 1.5 lakh (approx.)Roger Dubuis: La Monegasque Big NumberChronograph La Monegasque Big Number stands apart for its dial in the classic casino colours of black, red and green. The dial, which contrasts a satin sunburst centre with a circular satin exterior, incorporates a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and small seconds at 9 o’clock, giving it the elegance and appeal of a traditional chronograph. Its round dial stretches the contours of the bezel to produce a uniquely distinctive form. Certainly raises the stakes. Limited Edition of 128 piecesPrice: Rs 1.7 lakhadvertisementOmega: Deville Hour Vision Blue OrbisOmega has created a special watch-the Hour Vision Blue-in support of Orbis International’s fight against preventable blindness. It has a 360 degree see-through case-body which is set in a robust 4 mm stainless steel outer case and is equipped with Omega’s Co-Axial caliber 8500. The selfwinding watch is an officially certified chronometer, a testimony to its precision and performance. Omega has guaranteed that at least one million U.S. dollars from its sale will be donated to Orbis.Price: On requestHublot: King Power F1 TourbillonAs Official Watchmaker of Formula 1, Hublot presents the first Tourbillon watch developed with and for the world of Formula 1. It features a special tourbillon cage and a balance with an F1 brake disc decoration made from ceramic and with a circular satin finish inspired by the F1 brake discs. Limited Edition of 50 piecesPrice: Rs 17.9 lakhA.Lange and Sohne: Richard Lange TourbillonThe fourth A. Lange & Sohne timepiece honoured with the distinction “Pour le Merite” embodies a fusee-and-chain transmission as well as a tourbillon with a patented stop-seconds mechanism. The stately 41.9-millimetre platinum or pink-gold case accommodates the new hand-finished Lange manufacture calibre L072.1, uncompromisingly crafted to the most exacting Lange quality standards. Limited Edition of 100 piecesPrice: On requestlast_img read more

Member States of ISA Urged to Pay Arrears

first_img Member States of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) in arrears with their annual contributions to the body’s Voluntary Trust Fund are being urged to bring the payments up to date quickly.This call comes from Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, who noted that several countries are in arrears for more than two years.“We urge such State parties, therefore, to fulfil their obligations to the Authority as soon as possible,” she said, while addressing the 23rd Session of the ISA at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston on August 16.The Fund was established for the purpose of covering the cost of participation of members of the Legal and Technical Commission from developing countries and members of the Finance Committee from developing countries in the meetings of the Commission and of the Committee.Senator Johnson Smith said settling arrears is crucial given that the money could be exhausted by 2018, noting that the Authority cannot effectively perform its mandates without the requisite financial resources, and its viability could be threatened.“This presents a clear danger to the representation of developing countries in the Legal and Technical Commission as well as in the Finance Committee. Should this become a reality, we are all agreed that the work of these organs will not only become compromised, but null and void,” she argued.She further noted that adequate financing of the Authority also impacts its ability to undertake capacity-building in Member States, through workshops and internships, of which Small Island Developing States (SIDS), such as Jamaica, are the primary beneficiaries.The Minister commended those countries that have made voluntary contributions to the Trust and Endowment funds, “and strongly encourage other Member States to do likewise”.“Other proposals for the replenishment of the Trust Fund should, of course, be considered and pursued,” she suggested.In the meantime, Senator Johnson Smith said Jamaica takes note of the Secretariat’s participation in the common system of the United Nations, which allows for cost-saving measures and the streamlining of operations in key areas such as human resources, procurement, information technology, travel and sharing common premises.“In these challenging times, the pursuit of cost-saving and efficiency measures is to be commended, as the optimal use of scarce resources is a priority for all Member States.”Headquartered at the Jamaica Conference Centre, ISA is an autonomous international organisation established under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and the 1994 Agreement relating to the Implementation of Part XI of the Convention.The Authority is the body through which State parties to the Convention organise and control activities in the ocean, particularly with a view to administering its resources. This call comes from Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, who noted that several countries are in arrears for more than two years. Story Highlights She further noted that adequate financing of the Authority also impacts its ability to undertake capacity-building in Member States, through workshops and internships, of which Small Island Developing States (SIDS), such as Jamaica, are the primary beneficiaries. Member States of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) in arrears with their annual contributions to the body’s Voluntary Trust Fund are being urged to bring the payments up to date quickly.last_img read more

It will validate the treaty Why 21 Ontario First Nations are challenging

first_imgThe treaties state that if the territory is ceded, then the government could “increase the annuity hereby secured to them, then and in that case the same shall be augmented from time to time.”However, this depended on resource extraction.“If resource revenues went up, then so too would the annuity payments,” wrote researcher James Morrison, in a 1996 report for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples.The position of the Ontario and federal governments is that once the annuities reached $4 per person, the ability for the treaty to ensure the Anishinabek received a “fair and equitable share of the proceeds of the land was wholly exhausted.”The plaintiffs are seeking clarity on the treaty’s intention and argue the court must choose the meaning that “best reconciles the First Nation interests and those of the Crown.”While those 30,000 beneficiaries could stand to financially benefit from an increase in annuities, Wikwemikong Chief Duke Peltier said a court win could also ensure the Crown abides by the original principles of the treaty.“The understanding of our people was that the nation-to-nation relationship that was entered into in September 9 of 1850 was that there would be mutual respect, that there would be mutual benefits and the sharing of the territory as was requested of the Anishinabek peoples that live here,” he said.A ruling will follow the closing arguments. If a settlement is not reached, then the process will move on to a second phase beginning in the spring of 2019.Restoule said many people perceive treaties as dead historical documents. He hopes this court case changes that.“Our position is that this is a living document.”[email protected] (From left to right: Wikwemikong Chief Duke Peltier, Wasauksing Chief Warren Tabobondung, Shawanaga Chief Wayne Pamajewon, Batchewana Chief Dean Sayers, outside of the teepee on June 4, 2018, the start of the final arguments in the Robinson Huron Treaty Annuities court case. Contributed photo)Lucy ScholeyAPTN NewsWhen Commissioner William Benjamin Robinson’s treaties were signed in 1850, the average Indigenous person living in one of the Lake Superior or Lake Huron bands should have received an annuity payment of about $1.60.Back then, that could have easily afforded a bushel of corn, a pound each of pork and plug tobacco at the Hudson’s Bay Company.Today, under the terms of that same treaty, those band members receive just $4 in annuities – a dollar figure that has not budged since 1874.Now lawyers representing 21 Anishinabek Nations are in court this week for the final arguments in a landmark case that aims to clarify the interpretation of an “augmentation” clause in the Robinson-Huron Treaty and Robinson Superior Treaty.“If we’re successful in the courts, it will validate the treaty itself,” said Mike Restoule, chair of the Robinson-Huron Treaty Litigation committee, who has been helping work on this case for 26 years.In September 2017, the case finally landed in court – first in Thunder Bay and then on to courtrooms throughout the territory over months of testimony.The closing arguments started in Sudbury on Monday and are expected to last until June 22.The plaintiffs, who represent 30,000 First Nations people in the Anishinabek territories north of Lake Huron and Lake Superior, argue that the federal and provincial governments have failed to uphold their end of the treaties.In 1850, after years of negotiations, those First Nations signed on to Commissioner William Benjamin Robinson’s treaties. Their members each received lump payments and were set to receive annuities thereafter.Mike Restoule, chair of the Robinson Huron Treaty Litigation committee.last_img read more