SDLP nominate assembly election candidates as Ramsay reflects on 30 year career

first_img Google+ SDLP leader Colum Eastwood, Minister Mark H Durkan and Cllr Gerard Diver have been endorsed at a selection convention to stand for Foyle in the upcoming Assembly elections.Mark H Durkan and Colm Eastwood are already in the assembly, and they’ll be joined next month by Gerard Diver, who will be coopted into the assembly to replace Pat Ramsey who steps down from the end of next week for medical reasons.Pat Ramsay says it was a strange experience being at a convention at which his name was not going forward……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/ramsy1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp By admin – December 23, 2015 Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also SDLP nominate assembly election candidates as Ramsay reflects on 30 year career Facebook 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Twittercenter_img Google+ Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Previous articleSt Eunan’s Kilcar U21 Final PostponedNext articleSubmerged boat ‘Rival’ to be removed from Ramelton admin Facebook Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

Another avian flu case confirmed in Vietnam

first_imgJan 13, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Vietnamese health officials today confirmed the fourth human case of avian influenza in Vietnam since December, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced today.The patient is an 18-year-old woman from the southern province of Tien Giang who is hospitalized in critical condition, the WHO said. She became ill Jan 1 and was hospitalized Jan 5, the agency said.Three other Vietnamese children—two boys, aged 6 and 9, and a 16-year-old girl—have died of H5N1 avian flu since Dec 30.Another 18-year-old Vietnamese woman, from the province of Hau Giang, died Jan 10 of what was suspected to be avian flu, according to reports earlier this week.The latest case brings the total of confirmed cases in Vietnam to 31, including 23 fatal cases, by the WHO’s count. Thailand has had 17 cases, including 12 deaths.The WHO also said today that the recent tsunami in Southeast Asia is not likely to increase the risk of a flu pandemic, despite the presence of H5N1 avian flu in the region. The WHO and many disease experts fear that the avian flu may spark a pandemic if it evolves to a form that could spread easily from person to person.”Areas with the highest prevalence of avian influenza were not directly affected by the tsunami, thus there is no inherent increased risk of the emergence of the pandemic strain due to the tsunami itself,” the WHO said. “However, any activity that spreads avian influenza increases the possibility of the emergence of a pandemic virus. The risk of importing avian influenza into areas affected by the tsunami can be minimized by controlling the movement of poultry from areas where outbreaks of avian influenza have occurred. It is also important to ensure that infected poultry are kept out of the food chain, including emergency food relief activities.”See also:Jan 13 WHO announcementhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2005_01_13/en/last_img read more

PREMIUMOmnibus bill may reduce efficiency, regional incomes: Experts

first_imgLOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Topics : Google The omnibus bill on job creation will weaken the regional administration through inefficient governance and a potential reduction in regional incomes, experts and a lawmakers have warned.With the bill centralizing business permits processing and taking away several regional authorities — causing an accumulation of power in the hands of the central government, questions linger over whether it can carry all the new tasks.“The spirit of decentralization through regional autonomy is to boost efficient governance by bringing the service closer to the public,” researcher at the Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (INDEF) Riza Annisa Pujarama said in a public discussion on Friday.Researcher Charles Simabura of Andalas University’s Center for Constitutional Studies said the bill was a setback of decentralization, particularly since the prevailing 201… Facebook Log in with your social account Linkedin Forgot Password ? omnibus-bill omnibus-bill-on-job-creation regional-administrations good-governance #Billlast_img read more

Wildcat And Patriot Harriers Battle It Out

first_imgThe Wildcat Girls Cross Country team put forth a great effort, but fell short by one point against Union County 27-28. Senior, Taylor Stewart, took the lead early, but was overtaken by Union County’s Vanessa West and Priscilla Kelly. Junior, Katelyn Meyer, then took the 3rd place spot for most of the race. By the end of the race, Taylor Stewart moved into 3rd place, and Katelyn Meyer ended in 4th place. Junior, Kairee Hodapp, claimed 5th place. Stewart had a season PR with a time of 23:52. Freshman, Katherine Apsley, had a PR, as well as juniors, Adrianna Squarcia and Roxana Moisil. Even though the Wildcat ladies did not take away the win, it was a great race.The Wildcat Boys Cross Country team gave an impressive performance on the Union County cross country course winning 36-22. They ended the race with the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th place spots. Sophomore, Drew Grant, took 2nd place. Junior, Kyle Seibert, took 3rd place. Tanner Lainhart, with a season PR of 20:34, tok 4th place. And, Freshman, Ben Maze took 5th place, with a personal best time of 20:49. This was the best showing for the boys as a whole team, with many team members achieving personal bests, including sophomores Matthew Kleier and Damian Sailor. Damian Sailor improved his time by almost 5 minutes from his last meet.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Stacey Nobbe.last_img read more