By News Highland – November 6, 2020 Full six weeks of level 5 will be ‘necessary’ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleUrgent calls for review of Gartan plansNext articleCovid-19: People in North asked to redouble their efforts News Highland AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest The Chief Medical Officer says the full six weeks of level 5 restrictions will be necessary. A review is to be carried out at four weeks but NPHET is warning it doesn’t anticipate recommending any restrictions being eased before December.The 14 day incidence rate is now estimated to be 202 per 100 thousand down from over 300 two weeks ago.NPHET says if compliance remains high the virus could be reduced to low daily case numbers by December.But Dr Tony Holohan says people need to do their best.Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/holohan7am-2-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest
iStock/Thinkstock(NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine) — The 29-year-old man accused of gunning down a sheriff’s office corporal in Maine and who evaded authorities for four days has been captured, authorities said on Saturday.John Daniel Williams had been on the run since Wednesday morning when he allegedly shot and killed Cpl. Eugene Cole of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office in Norridgewock.Williams was apprehended at 12:43 p.m. on Saturday outside a small, remote camp in Norridgewock, officials said. Authorities had found tracks this week that confirmed the area he was in, officials said.Cole’s handcuffs were used in the arrest, authorities said.More than 200 law enforcement officers had been involved in the manhunt.Now that the search is done, officers can begin to grieve Cole’s loss, authorities said, and local residents “can sleep well.”The Cole family is relieved, thankful and grateful, authorities added.Less than an hour before Williams was caught, authorities read a statement from Cole’s widow, pleading with him to surrender.“I urge Mr. Williams to turn himself in or at least reach out to law enforcement,” she said in the statement. “Mr. Williams, be assured you’ll be treated the same way Corporal Cole would have treated you if you had given him the opportunity — with dignity and respect.”“We just want you to talk to someone,” she added. “Please, please talk to us.”After the killing, Williams allegedly stole the corporal’s cruiser, drove to a local convenience store and committed a robbery, authorities said. The cruiser was later found abandoned in Norridgewock.Williams had been considered armed and dangerous.A $20,000 reward was being offered for information leading to his arrest.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:Greece is preparing to auction 2.6 gigawatts of solar and wind projects to attract investment and beef up the Mediterranean country’s clean-energy credentials.“From now on renewable energy production and prices will be determined by competitive tender process,” said Energy Minister George Stathakis. The “move should encourage investments in renewable energy of 2.5 billion to 3 billion euros, especially in wind.”The government published the final rules for its first competitive tenders, which outline the timeline and size of the projects that will awarded. The first tender will be held July 2 and will hand out permits to build 300 megawatts of wind power and 300 megawatts of solar photovoltaics. The shift to auctions from feed-in-tariffs follows a move most renewable markets have made.Greece is known for its sunshine, a key driver of its tourism industry, but it also has good wind resources. Like all European Union members, it has a legally-binding clean energy target and is aiming for 18 percent of energy consumption to be from renewable by 2020.The country will tender 300 megawatts apiece of wind and solar annually from 2018 to 2020 and will also hold two auctions for 400 megawatts that will pit the two technologies against one another, starting in 2019. Total capacity procured will be 2.6 gigawatts, about the equivalent of two nuclear reactors.More: Greece Kicks Off $3.6 Billion Program for Solar, Wind Projects Greece to Seek 2.6 GW of Solar, Wind Development
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Richmond Times-Dispatch:A massive solar farm proposed in western Spotsylvania County has cleared one hurdle, but it has a few others remaining.In a filing Wednesday, the State Corporation Commission signed off on Utah-based Sustainable Power Group’s Pleinmont Solar LLC proposal to build an outdoor facility with 1.8 million solar panels.Microsoft Corp. plans to buy a significant amount of the energy produced from the planned solar power project, which is expected to be the largest solar farm in Virginia and one of the largest on the East Coast.In giving its conditional approval, the commissioners stated that the company bears the risk and must abide by regulations, which include paying for system upgrades to avoid potential impacts to rate-payers and adhering to environmental oversight.Sustainable Power Group, also known as sPower, hopes to have the first phase of the solar-generating plant running by next June, according to documents filed with the state. But the proposal first has to meet several requirements.The 500-megawatt solar facility would be built in phases, eventually taking up a total of about 3,500 acres on the 6,000-plus-acre site.More: Largest solar farm in Virginia clears important hurdle Virginia regulators okay 1.8-million-panel solar PV facility
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 23-year-old Northport man has admitted to his role in a carjacking with his uncle who drove into two Suffolk County police officers trying to stop them last year.Nicholas Franzone pleaded guilty to charges of robbery, criminal possession of stolen property, unauthorized use of a vehicle, petty larceny and unlicensed operation of a vehicle Tuesday at Suffolk County court.The plea came two weeks after his uncle, 35-year-old Chad Moriszan, also of Northport, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for pleading guilty to similar charges plus assault, assault on a police officer and leaving the scene.Authorities said Moriszan stole a Ford Explorer from Commack. When two police officers pulled him over in Huntington, he drove into the officers with the SUV as he fled the scene in September 2014.Morizsan and Franzone then carjacked another vehicle and stole credit cards from its 87-year-old owner in Commack. They were arrested at a Central Islip store hours later when they tried to buy a TV with the woman’s stolen cards, according to investigators.The two Suffolk officers who were struck, Nicholas Guerrero and Heriberto Lugo, were hospitalized for treatment of their injuries. Officer Guerrero suffered severe head injuries, underwent surgery and required physical therapy during his recovery.Judge Fernando Camacho is expected to sentence Franzone to 3 ½ years in prison on Sept. 9.
7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Millions of Americans have vehicles. Even with all the public transportation options and car sharing services out there, owning a vehicle is still a necessity for most people. And, with vehicle ownership comes a lot of financial responsibilities people don’t always consider when they start thinking about getting that new set of wheels. Everything from auto financing to gas and maintenance costs need to be factored in when buying a new or used car.Make your customer’s financial life a little bit easierGeezeo’s personal financial management platform gives vehicle owners and shoppers simple and easy-to-use tools to manage their finances. Our cash flow calendar helps consumers track their available funds in order to be prepared to pay bills on time. If customers are not quite ready to buy, they can create a savings goal inside the PFM and track their money as they save for the big purchase.Once they’ve created a budget they can visually track progress which makes reaching financial goals quicker and easier. The Geezeo powered platform allows customers to pull in transaction data from multiple accounts, including those at other financial institutions, so if they have an auto loan at another FI, they can still track it within your platform. Geezeo PFM enables your FI to provide a robust financial management experience and more personalized service while opening up a wealth of marketing opportunities. For example, If an account holder syncs an auto loan somewhere else, this gives your FI an opportunity to target that customer with better offers. PFM offers powerful data so you can cross-sell product online while building a position of advocacy. continue reading »
NEWS SCAN: H5N1 in Egypt and Nepal, Chinese bird market confusion, weakened smallpox vaccine, NIH funds
Mar 11, 2009Egyptian baby stable with H5N1 infectionThe World Health Organization (WHO) today confirmed an H5N1 avian influenza case that Egypt’s health ministry reported yesterday, in an 18-month-old girl from Menofia governorate. She got sick on Mar 6 after she had contact with dead and sick poultry, the WHO said. She was hospitalized on Mar 9 and remains in stable condition. The WHO’s H5N1 count for Egypt has reached 58 cases, 23 of which were fatal. The global H5N1 total is 411 cases and 256 deaths.[Mar 11 WHO statement]Nepal, Egypt report H5N1 outbreaksVeterinary officials in Nepal’s Jhapa district culled about 260 poultry and destroyed eggs yesterday in response to another H5N1 outbreak, the country’s news agency reported today, according to Xinhua, China’s state news agency. The outbreak is Nepal’s second since mid January. Meanwhile, Egypt reported two new H5N1 outbreaks in backyard birds, one in chickens and ducks in Alexandria governorate and the other in chickens in Beheira governorate, according to reports from the Egypt-based Strengthening Avian Influenza Detection and Response (SAIDR).[Mar 11 Xinhua story]Contradictory reports on Chinese live-bird marketsContradictory reports have emerged from China regarding attempts to prevent the spread of avian influenza via live-bird markets. The news websites Shanghai Daily and Sina.com report that the Ministry of Agriculture plans to close any live bird or animal markets in medium or large cities, but the ministry denied the report in a story placed in the Beijing Times and the official news service Xinhua.[March 10 Sina.com story (Mandarin)][March 10 Xinhua story]Good results reported in trial of weakened smallpox vaccineA weakened smallpox (vaccinia) vaccine grown in tissue culture triggered an immune response in most recipients in a Japanese trial, according to a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The vaccine, called LC16m8, was used safely in thousands of Japanese infants in the 1970s. The new trial involved more than 3,200 Japanese military personnel. The vaccine induced a skin reaction in 94.4% of vaccinia-naive participants and triggered an antibody response in 90%. Among previously vaccinated volunteers, the vaccine elicited a skin reaction in 86.6% and an antibody response in 60%. No serious adverse events were reported.[JAMA article]NIH seeks stimulus grant applicationsThe National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced yesterday that it was accepting applications for $1.5 billion in grant money provided by the federal stimulus bill that was passed in February. The funds include $200 million in 2-year jump-start funding to address specific challenges in biomedical and behavioral research, $1 billion to improve existing research facilities, and $300 million to purchase critical research equipment.[Mar 10 NIH press release]
In April, COIN coworking Zadar organizes workshops, lectures and panel discussions on the topic of digital technology and tourism in its premises – Digital destination ZadarAs the name suggests, the events connect two significant and fast-growing tourism industries – digital technology and tourism, whose services and products on the market complement each other, and in a way depend on each other.In addition to mobile and web applications, online travel agencies and similar products greatly facilitate and enhance the business of various tourism entities, the team that creates them, such as software developers, content managers, copywriters, digital advertising experts and the like, creates a new segment of tourist guest – digital nomad.Digital nomads are the structure of guests to whom Zadar largely meets the expectations they have for destinations where they spend from a few days to several months, and often in the period before and after the season.We will hear more about digital nomads and their habits, expectations and who they really are from Tomislav Pancirov, April 09.04.2018, 16. from 18 pm, followed by Goran Rihelj talks about the importance of storytelling in tourism. At 00:21 we conclude the event with a panel on “Who is a tourist of the XNUMXst century”.Find out how to improve your business in tourism by using available digital tools and how to approach and present to guests through them at the workshop, which is free but with mandatory registration HEREPROGRAM / Digital destination Zadar </p>
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“Although our earnings are not as much as from our tourism work, we are grateful,” she added.Similarly, Elisia Digma Dari, 41, a tour guide in Maumere, East Nusa Tenggara, who lives near renowned tourist spots like Labuan Bajo and Komodo National Park, has to sell staple food to get by as there are no tourists visiting the area amid the pandemic.“We still hope for disbursement of any form of help from the government, but we don’t know when it will come,” she said, adding that she expected the government to provide cash aid.Foreign tourist arrivals plunged 64.1 percent year-on-year (yoy) to 470,898 visitors in March, the latest report from Statistics Indonesia (BPS) shows. The monthly figure is the lowest in the last decade, according to BPS head Suhariyanto.The Tourism Ministry previously stated that the hardest-hit tourist destinations were Bali, Riau Islands and North Sulawesi, the provincial capital of which, Manado, was the rising star among Chinese visitors that used to dominate foreign arrivals.Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Wishnutama Kusubandio said the decline was in line with the ministry’s projection.“The ministry is currently working to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and implementing the mitigation plan for the tourism and creative economy sector, which has been hit by the pandemic,” he said in a press statement.The Tourism Ministry previously stated that it aimed to prioritize help for the formal workers who were furloughed or laid off in the form of the government’s preemployment card program.The preemployment card program aims to provide relief for workers and small business owners hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, allocating Rp 20 trillion from the 2020 state budget to 5.6 million eligible recipients.Recipients of the program get Rp 3.5 million over four months, including Rp 1 million for training made available by eight partner platforms and the rest is cash assistance.Meanwhile, the ministry is seeking to include informal workers in the government’s wider social safety net program during the pandemic, including the staple food card and Family Hope Program (PKH), among others, for which it is allocating Rp 110 trillion.Indonesian Tour Guide Associations (HPI) secretary-general Osvian Putra criticized the form of aid available for workers provided so far.“The government has only offered the preemployment card, which, as we read into it, does not meet our expectations. We don’t understand how the government does not have any other form of fitting relief apart from the preemployment card,” he said.Considering the current situation, the association is encouraging members to find alternative income for the next several months, with the assumption that the pandemic impact might linger.So far, the association members have had to resort to farming in villages, becoming food sellers, or ojek (motorcycle taxi drivers) partnering with ride-hailing companies, according to Osvian.The Indonesia Tour Driver Association (Peparindo), with its 6,800 members, also criticized the government’s choice of aid for workers in the tourist sector.“We are really disappointed with the preemployment card [program], because what is needed now is cash aid, not funding for training,” Peparindo chairman Okto Feri Saputra said.He said that the association had contacted the Transportation Ministry and Tourism Ministry to ask for aid for its members, to no avail.The drivers are especially vulnerable to the situation as they rely on daily income, Okto pointed out.“They have no fixed salary, they only get paid for every trip they make. Meanwhile, since March, there has been almost no tourists at all,” Okto said.Topics : With the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) and calls to cancel travel plans still in place, tourism workers have had to resort to temporary jobs to survive.Tourism is one of the hardest-hit sectors by the COVID-19 pandemic. No fewer than 1.4 million workers in the sector have either been furloughed or laid-off, while more than 300,000 informal workers are affected by the ongoing health crisis, according to Tourism Ministry data.With no sign of recovery in the sector, affected workers have taken available jobs such as selling food and farming to make up their dwindling income. Kadek Ayu Parwati, 29, a tourist guide working in Bali, has opted to sell food and ready-to-cook ingredients online with her husband, a tour driver, as the pandemic takes its toll on the country’s biggest tourist destination.Kadek, who was born and raised in Bali, can no longer make a living off tourism, the island’s leading economic sector. Jobs in Bali, which mostly revolve around tourism, are scarce, with many hotels, villas and tourist destinations closed.“At first, I followed the government’s instruction to stay home. But after two months, it was hard to meet my household needs [without income],” she told The Jakarta Post on Monday.The daily earning from the new venture, ranging from Rp 25,000 (US$1.67) to Rp 50,000, is still lower than her previous income as a tour guide, when she could take home up to Rp 400,000 daily.
MIAMI (AP) — Don Shula, who won the most games of any NFL coach and led the Miami Dolphins to the only perfect season in league history, died Monday at his home, the team said. He was 90.Shula surpassed George Halas’ league-record 324 victories in 1993. He retired following the 1995 season with 347 wins, 173 losses and six ties, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1997.“Don Shula was the patriarch of the Miami Dolphins for 50 years,” the Dolphins said in a statement. “He brought the winning edge to our franchise and put the Dolphins and the city of Miami in the national sports scene.”Shula became the only coach to guide an NFL team through a perfect season when the 1972 Dolphins went 17-0. They won the Super Bowl again the following season, finishing 15-2.The 2007 Patriots came close to matching the achievement by the ’72 Dolphins, winning their first 18 games before losing in the Super Bowl to the New York Giants.Shula appeared in six Super Bowls and reached the playoffs in four decades. He coached three Hall of Fame quarterbacks: Johnny Unitas, Bob Griese and Dan Marino.During his 26 seasons in Miami, Shula became an institution and looked the part, with a jutting jaw and glare that intimidated 150-pound sports writers and 300-pound linemen alike. His name adorns an expressway, an athletic club and a steakhouse chain.Shula’s only losing seasons came in 1976 and 1988, but he drew increasing criticism from fans and the media in his final years and retired in January 1996, with Jimmy Johnson replacing him.Shula’s active retirement included plenty of travel and social events, but in 2000 he admitted he missed coaching.“When you do something for 26 years with an organization and have all the memories — some not so great, but mostly great memories — that’s when you miss it,” he said.Before his 1970s triumphs with Miami, Shula had a reputation as a coach who thrived during the regular season but couldn’t win the big games.Shula became the youngest head coach in NFL history when the Baltimore Colts hired him in 1963 at age 33. The Colts finished 12-2 the following season and were widely seen as the league’s dominant team.But they lost 27-0 to Cleveland in the title game, and for the next few years they continued to come up short.The humiliation was greatest in the Super Bowl to end the 1968 season. The Colts steamrolled through the NFL, finishing 13-1 and outscoring opponents by a nearly 3-1 margin. After crushing the Browns 34-0 in the title game, they were overwhelming favorites to defeat the Jets of the upstart American Football League, which had lost the first two Super Bowls.But the Colts lost 16-7, blowing numerous scoring opportunities and allowing Jets quarterback Joe Namath to control the game. The result is still regarded by many as the biggest upset in pro football history, and it contributed to Shula’s departure from Baltimore after the 1969 season.In 1970, following the NFL-AFL merger, Shula joined the Dolphins, a fourth-year AFL expansion team that had gone 3-10-1 the previous year.Miami improved to 10-4 in his first season and made the playoffs for the first time, and the 1971 Dolphins reached the Super Bowl before losing to Dallas. The following season, when Miami took a 16-0 record into the Super Bowl against Washington, Shula considered his legacy on the line.“If we had won 16 games in a row and lost the Super Bowl, it would have been a disaster, especially for me,” he said in a 2007 interview. “That would have been my third Super Bowl loss. I was 0-2 in Super Bowls and people always seemed to bring that up: ‘You can’t win the big one.’”The Dolphins beat the Redskins 14-7, then repeated as champions the following year by beating Minnesota in the title game.The post-Shula era in Miami has only magnified his achievements. More than two decades after he retired, the Dolphins haven’t been back to an AFC championship game, much less a Super Bowl.Five times under Shula, the Dolphins had a winning streak of at least seven games. They haven’t had one since.Shula was about more than winning. He supported many charities, and the Don Shula Foundation, formed primarily to assist breast cancer research, was established as a tribute to his late wife, Dorothy.They were married for 32 years and raised five children before she died in 1991. Shula married Mary Anne Stephens during a bye week in 1993.His oldest son, David, coached the Cincinnati Bengals from 1992-96. When Cincinnati played Miami in 1994, it marked the first time in professional sports that a father and son faced each other as head coaches.Don won, 23-7.Another son, Mike, is a longtime NFL assistant coach and was head coach at Alabama in 2003-06.Shula spent more than 20 years on the powerful NFL Competition Committee, which evaluates playing rules as well as regulations designed to improve safety.“If I’m remembered for anything, I hope it’s for playing within the rules,” Shula once said. “I also hope it will be said that my teams showed class and dignity in victory or defeat.”Born Jan. 4, 1930, in Grand River, Ohio, Shula was raised in Painesville, Ohio. He played running back at John Carroll University in Cleveland and cornerback in the pros for seven seasons with Cleveland, Baltimore and Washington.He entered coaching as an assistant at Virginia in 1958.Near the end of his career, Shula’s biography in the Dolphins’ media guide began with a quote from former NFL coach Bum Phillips: “Don Shula can take his’n and beat you’n, and he could take you’n and beat his’n.”Shula is survived by his second wife, two sons and three daughters.