Gardai appeal for witnesses to Sligo Town assault

first_img WhatsApp Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ By News Highland – April 8, 2014 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th center_img Previous articleMc Conalogue claims Donegal is losing out in what’s become a “two tier economy”Next articlePresident Higgins begins 4 day state visit to the UK News Highland WhatsApp Gardai in Sligo are appealing for witnesses to an assault in the town in the early hours of this morning that has left a man with serious injuries to his face. At around half past three Gardai were called to a house in Avondale where they found a man in his twenties seriously injured.He was taken to Sligo General Hospital where he’s being treated for serious facial injuries.Two men in their twenties were arrested and are currently being questioned at Sligo Garda Station.An examination of the scene is ongoing and Gardai are appealing to anyone with any information to come forward. Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Gardai appeal for witnesses to Sligo Town assault Facebook Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitterlast_img read more

Arch’s Abandoned Coal Montana Coal Project Would’ve Been Among the Biggest in the U.S.

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Taylor Kuykendall for SNL:In a January 2011 presentation to the Montana Chamber of Commerce, Arch laid out plans for a dragline mining operation in Powder River County, Mont. that could produce up to 20 million tons of coal per year. That level of output would put it above all but a handful of surface coal mines in the U.S. Only four coal mines in the country produced more than 20 million tons in 2015, according to SNL Energy data.In that same presentation, Arch touted up to 300 jobs as it aimed to become a major coal producer in Montana. In securing the 1.5 billion tons of reserves, Arch was aiming to send coal to the northern U.S. power generation market and the Pacific Rim through West Coast export facilities. The company indicated in the presentation that it was skeptical of the sustainability of growing natural gas utilization and assured audiences that coal “is — and will remain — a dominant fuel source in the United States.”Five years later, Arch filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy court protection. Since then, natural gas had continued to grab at coal’s market share in the U.S. and demand from export markets has withered, all while the industry was being hit with new regulations and intensified scrutiny from environmental opponents.Full article ($): Suspended Arch project would have been among nation’s largest mines Arch’s Abandoned Coal Montana Coal Project Would’ve Been Among the Biggest in the U.S.last_img read more

Trauma Tuesday: Ski Lift Fail Edition (with bonus hotdogging)

first_imgThis clown (too harsh?) tries to get on the lift mid-mountain and pays for it.Ah, the ski lift fail. Most people have an unhealthy relationship with the lift. Getting on and off is one of the scariest, and biggest, huddles there is when learning how to ski and continues to give even the most seasoned riders trouble on occasion. Take myself for example. I’ve been shredding slopes since before I can remember, and yet I am legitimately frightened EVERY SINGLE TIME I have to disembark from a chair lift. This is not a joke. This is an actual problem. I once knew a person who couldn’t ski; not because they didn’t have the talent or desire, but because they were afraid they would throw themselves off the lift, voluntarily and without reason. That’s a little weird, but you get the point. There is even a whole movie based on the fear of chair lifts.I have a long history of terrible ski lift stories. There was the time I tried to ride a pommel lift early in my ski career and got my pole straps wrapped around the bar so that when I fell after about 10 feet of riding, I got dragged up the rest of the way by my arm. Or the time I tried to ride a steep t-bar almost to the top before catching an edge and taking out half the other riders on the way down. I’ve also broken highbacks, been clipped in the head, had my pack ripped off, dropped a glove (the WORST), and lost a ski while trying to drop snow on the skiers below (karma is also the worst/best). Yet, given all this, the chair lift is an essential part of the resort experience. Not only does it get you to the top, but it allows you to take a breather and chat with your fellow skiing stranger. There is a lot of other stuff that goes on on a chair lift, but we’ll save that for another post.If that didn’t get your goat, here’s some bonus footage of 1970s hotdogging. Epic bails, and even more epic ballet. Those were heady times. Love the guy drinking a beer as he warms up.last_img read more

NGO Shipbreaking Platform: High Accident Rate at Aliaga Shipbreaking Yards

first_imgDespite being the preferred option for responsible ship recycling when compared to South Asia’s shipbreaking yards, Turkey’s Aliaga-based breaking yards still face considerable challenges including high accident rate.Furthermore, there is a low level of awareness of occupational diseases at the Aliaga yards, according to NGO Shipbreaking Platform.“NGOs and local labour rights groups, including Platform partner Istanbul Health and Safety Labour Watch (IHSLW), are concerned about the high accident rate and the low awareness of occupational diseases at the Aliaga yards. As in South Asia, trade union organisation remains weak in Aliaga,” the platform said.What is more, as explained by the NGO, the landing method which is used in Turkey “also poses environmental challenges as the risk of slag and paint chips falling into the water is high.”However, the platform pointed out that through engagement with NGOs and labour rights groups, the Turkish Ship Recyclers Association remains attentive to constantly improving the industry practice.To that end, several of the yards in Aliaga have applied to be on the upcoming EU list of approved ship recycling facilities. “In order to make it on the EU list, the yards will be subject to critical assessment of their environmental and social performance,” the platform added.In 2016, Turkey dismantled 92 ships, including several drill ships and platforms. In comparison to South Asia, Turkey dismantles smaller vessels, many of them either EU-owned or EU-flagged. Aliaga is also a preferred destination for EU navy vessels, the platform’s data shows.last_img read more

No bail bond for rape suspect

first_imgThe 40-year-old Joeraldine Pelobello of BarangaySara-et, Himamaylan City was caught on the strength of an arrest warrant around11:30 a.m. on March 9. BACOLOD City – No bail bond wasrecommended by the court for the temporary liberty of a rape suspect arrestedin Barangay Mabini, Escalante City, Negros Occidental. Police officers served the warrantissued by Judge Amy Alabado Avellano of the Regional Trial Court Branch 58 inSan Carlos City dated Feb. 26, 2020.center_img The suspect was detained in thecustodial facility of the Escalante City police station./PNlast_img

First homecoming gig for In Their Thousands this Friday

first_imgHit Donegal band In Their Thousands are about to play their first home gig since the release of their debut album to rave reviews last month.Following two dates in Dublin and Belfast, In Their Thousands now return to Donegal to play the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny on Friday, June 28.Downings brothers Aidan and Declan McClafferty, their cousin Ruairí Friel from Fanad, and Malin friend Martin Smyth have been receiving widespread attention since the release of Acrasia and its preceding singles, the title track Acrasia and Sit and Breathe. Forged in a shed in Glen, the album was recorded at Attica Recording Studio in Termon with well-known producer Tommy McLaughlin who has worked with artists such as Villagers, Foy Vance, Duke Special and is currently touring in the US with Derry artists SOAK.Eamon Sweeney (The Irish Times) said of the band’s new release: “Donegal’s In Their Thousands create a well-crafted blend of stadium rock that is surprisingly effective, without resorting to the bloodless or dull cliches that plague the genre.”Having already released four EPs since 2011, Acrasia is the culmination of many years of hard grafting for the four Donegal musicians and hopefully the beginning of great things to come. The band has won over crowds across Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe since first recording and performing under name of In Their Thousands and writing harmony-driven anthems.Support on the night will come from Derry and Donegal tag team Waldorf & Cannon who create a unique alternative sound heavily laden with stirring harmonies and catchy hooks often sharing and swapping lead vocals during a single song.Tickets for In Their Thousands at the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny at 8pm on Friday, June 28, are now on sale from www.intheirthousands.com, book early to avoid disappointment.First homecoming gig for In Their Thousands this Friday was last modified: June 25th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bandconcertIn Their ThousandsMUSICRegional Cultural Centrelast_img read more

Former fan favorite Sonny Gray pitches for Reds Wednesday night against A’s

first_imgOAKLAND — Sonny Gray can still hear Athletics fans chanting his name.“I think it was the 2013 playoff game and they started doing the `Sonny’ chant when I was walking off the field and that’s something to this day is probably one of the cooler things I’ve experienced as a baseball player,” Gray said Tuesday from the visiting dugout as the Athletics opened a six-game homestand with three games against the Cincinnati Reds.Gray is 29 but looks as youthful as ever. He is pitching far better than …last_img

Renault Scala launched in both petrol, diesel variants

first_imgCarmaker Renault India launched sedan ‘Scala’ in both petrol and diesel variants, priced between Rs 6.99 lakh and Rs 9.57 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Scala is powered by 1.5 litre petrol and diesel engines and has 5-speed manual transmission. It has 80-85 percent local content in parts.The company has already launched small car Pulse, premium sedan Fluence and sports utility vehicles Koleos and Duster.Speaking to mediapersons on Friday, Renault India Managing Director Marc Nassif said: “Scala will consolidate what Renault has brought to India. It will enter a very competitive segment. With the launch of this car, we are completing the first cycle of introducing five products in India.” Talking about the company’s overall sales, Nassif said: “We expect this year to sell 30,000-35,000 units. In 2013, we will try to sell one lakh units.”The company will start export of Duster to the UK by the end of this year, he added.When asked about new products at the lower end, Nassif said: “We have many many things. We will definitely look at the segment below Pulse in future.”Renault India will, however, not launch any new car next year, but only refreshes and variants of the existing models will be introduced, he added.The company is currently selling 600-1,000 units of Pulse every month.Earlier, Renault India has announced the launch five new vehicles in the next 18 monthsthe new Scala is fifth in the lineup.Scala comes after Renault’s serial launch of four vehiclesthe premium saloon car Fluence, luxury SUV Koleos, premium hatchback Pulse & the SUV Duster.According to the company Renault Scala, a premium A3 segment sedan, is a logical progression for Renault India to further strengthen Renault product portfolio in the Indian car market. The car has been placed to compete with the likes of Nissan Sunny.The diesel variant will reportedly use the reliable and fuel efficient 1.5 K9K dCi diesel engine delivering a powerful performance of [email protected] as maximum power with a peak torque of [email protected] rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission with a fuel efficiency of 21.64kmpl.While, the petrol variant uses the 1.5 XH2 engine with a displacement of 1.5 litre. It produces a maximum power of [email protected] with a peak torque [email protected] The petrol engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission with a fuel efficiency of 16.95kmpl, the report added.With Agency inputsadvertisementlast_img read more

Restorative Justice Can Ensure a More Peaceful Society – Minister Golding

first_imgMinister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding says finding alternative ways of resolving small disputes, using the restorative justice approach, can prevent needless altercations, while ensuring a more peaceful and harmonious society. “I think Jamaica needs an approach like (restorative justice) for dealing with some of the minor things that happen from day-to-day around us, because we have seen…where what starts as something relatively trivial, can escalate into something serious and negative for the community. Restorative justice is an approach which really tries to avoid that happening,” he said. He was speaking at the opening of the August Town Restorative Justice Centre Wednesday, February 6, at the University of the West Indies Mona Source in Bryce Hill. Restorative justice is a process whereby all the parties with a stake in a particular dispute that has taken place, come together to resolve, collectively, how to deal with the aftermath of the offence and its implications for the future. [RELATED: Justice Ministry Pursuing Full Implementation of Restorative Justice] According to Minister Golding, restorative justice, which is based on principles of love and unity, is the approach needed to deal with many of the problems in communities and the society as a whole. He said that while some crimes have to be dealt with through the court system, others can be addressed “in a more holistic approach to justice… (that) can avoid some of the pitfalls and negative consequences of treating with those matters in the traditional way through the court system”. “Restorative justice focuses on how do we right the wrong that has occurred in a way that restores the relationship between the parties to the dispute…and avoid…a series of events, which can result in mayhem and carnage and death,” he said. The Minister stated that since February of last year, the administration has been rolling out the restorative justice programme, “as an important element in the Ministry’s quest and drive to improve the justice system in Jamaica and access to justice for all citizens.” “I see this as really an important thrust towards deepening and strengthening access to justice in Jamaica and bringing a new meaning to justice in Jamaica,” he said. The August Town Restorative Justice Centre is the seventh facility being launched in the 10 pilot communities selected for the implementation of the Restorative Justice programme. The Minister informed that in due course, it will be a facility where persons in the community are trained in restorative justice and where cases will be disposed of and dealt with through restorative justice procedures. Member of Parliament for Eastern St. Andrew, Andre Hylton and Custos of St. Andrew, Hon. Marigold Harding also welcomed the move. The opening of the facility formed part of activities to mark Restorative Justice Week, which is being observed from February 3 to 9.last_img read more