Mayor of DCSDC extends sympathies to family of Nora Quoirin

first_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty By News Highland – August 15, 2019 Facebook Previous articleGardai investigate reports of suspicious behaviour in RossnowlaghNext articleInternational experts to investigate Dept of Education’s design and build programme News Highland Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+center_img Twitter Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Michaela Boyle, today extended condolences on behalf of the people of Derry and Strabane to the parents, family and friends of Nora Quoirin.Reflecting on the teenager’s tragic death on holiday with her parents in Malaysia, Cllr Boyle said: “Like everyone I have been closely following this sad story as it’s unfolded in recent days. It has deeply touched everyone in our City and District, and I would like to send our support and prayers to Nora’s family at this very difficult time.“There are no words to express the sadness we feel at the news that has emerged about Nora’s death, as a parent it is unimaginable. But I hope it’s of some comfort that she has touched the lives of every one of us as we have learned more about Nora during this sad time. I extend our deepest condolences on behalf of everyone in Derry and Strabane.” Mayor of DCSDC extends sympathies to family of Nora Quoirin Homepage BannerNews Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Canada – Marijuana Bill Legalizes Pot for 12 to 18-year-olds

first_imgReal Women of Canada March 2018Bill C-45 legalizing the recreational use of marijuana passed the House of Commons on November 27th 2017 and was sent to the Senate, the following day, November 28th 2017. When passed, Canada will be only the second nation in the world after Uruguay to fully legalize this dangerous drug.Bill C-45 is a monstrous bill which will have a devastating effect on Canadian families and Canadian society. The most troubling effect of the bill is that it permits 12-18 year old young people to have access to marijuana.This is the case despite Prime Minister Trudeau’s repeated false assertions that the bill “…is to protect our kids. Right now we know that young people have easier access to marijuana than just about any other illicit substance. It’s easier to buy a joint for a teenager than it is to buy a bottle of beer. That’s not right.”The Liberal Party website also states that one the purposes of legalizing marijuana, “is to ensure we keep marijuana out of the hands of children…”Section 7(a) & (b) of the bill states the purpose of the bill:(a) Protect the health of young persons by restricting their access to cannabis;(b) Protect young persons and others from inducements to use cannabis;The provisions of the bill however, directly contradict its stated objective of keeping the drug away from children. This is based on the fact that Section 2 of the Bill defines “young person” as an individual who is “between 12-18 years of age.”Section 8 (1) (c) of the bill provides: that a “young person” may possess 5 grams of marijuana (or ten joints).And Section 9 (1) (b) provides: that a young person may distribute up to 5 grams of marijuana (or ten joints).Finally Section 12 (4) (b) provides: that private homes may grow up to 4 marijuana plants without legal sanction.Consequently the bill clearly provides that individuals between 12 to 18 years of age may freely possess, use, and even share marijuana up to 5 grams at a time (10 joints) There is absolutely no recourse if a minor is seen carrying, using, or handing out marijuana. A child can literally take ten joints from his parents’ stash, hand it out to his friends, go back home, take another ten, hand them out and keep doing it as often as he wants. This will deeply affect school environments and our neighbourhoods.Marijuana is HarmfulScientific evidence indicates that marijuana is a danger to public health. The harm caused by marijuana is listed on the website of Health Canada. The Canadian Medical Association, the Quebec Association of Psychiatrists, and Pediatricians Alliance of Ontario have warned that the human brain continues to develop until 25 years of age and marijuana use gravely stunts the development of adolescents.Why is the Federal government pushing for the legalization of Marijuana?Justin Trudeau unthinkingly blurted out during the 2015 federal election, that his party would legalize marijuana, without his understanding what a complex undertaking it would be. He did so to obtain the millennial vote.What began as a political or ideological issue has now become an incredible profit-making industry. The money of George Soros and other billionaires has fueled  organizations in many countries, including Canada, to successfully push for this legalization. The initial ideological push on marijuana has now been dwarfed by the gold-rush of capitalists pushing it. According to the Globe and Mail (February 1st 2018) the legalization of recreational marijuana could give raise to a domestic consumer market between $8-$9 billon per annum.The NDP government of BC handed down its budget on February 23rd 2018 in which it conservatively estimated that the province will take in $50 million dollars in the current fiscal year in marijuana sales once marijuana is legalized later this year, and $75 million in 2019-2020. Quebec’s financial minister estimated that his province would receive $60 million annually from the sale of marijuana.That is, the role of money is now central to the spread of marijuana legalization. Pro-marijuana propaganda is flooding the media in order to indoctrinate and habituate the public to use marijuana for the financial benefit of marijuana entrepreneurs and governments on the federal and provincial levels.Further, although the provinces in December 2017, reached a deal with the federal government to keep the price of marijuana low to drive out the illegal black market, this is not going to happen. Police, experts and experience all indicate that the black market always undercuts legal marijuana sales. For example the black market has not gone away in Colorado, Oregon or Washington State since marijuana was legalized there for its recreational use. Keeping down marijuana sales by criminals is a fantasy.READ MORE: up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Creative Coast Action plan to be unveiled for Donegal’s creative industries

first_imgFollowing a comprehensive review and consultation, an updated strategy for the creative industries in Donegal will be unveiled by the Local Enterprise Office in early September.The launch comes as work continues to help build stronger and more sustainable creative businesses in the county.All those with a vested interest in creative entrepreneurship are invited to come along to network and be inspired, with interactive workshops, guest speakers and local case studies as part of the agenda for the evening. Details of the Creative Coast Donegal Action Plan 2019- 2022 will be released in the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, on Thursday September 5th and Head of Enterprise, Michael Tunney, says he believes the new strategy can enhance the successful platform built for the creative sector in Donegal over the past few years.“The Strategic Action Plan for Creative Entrepreneurship in Donegal published in 2015 recognised that Creative Industries can play a hugely important role in the economy of the county. Under that plan, a number of key steps have already been made to build strong foundations that provide a framework for collaborative actions to support creative entrepreneurship in Donegal,” he said.“Already 184 creative businesses have engaged in the initiative. These businesses contribute approximately €9million per annum to the local economy. This emphasises the role, contribution and potential of the sector to Donegal” he added.Mr Tunney explained that the ultimate aim is to enable the development of a larger cohort of sustainable businesses in the sector. He added that updated plan sets out an ambitious vision for the sector in Donegal over the next three years, which will build on the progress to date, reflect the changing business environment within which the creative industries operate, and provide a rationale for continued support of the creative sector in Donegal.“There is now a need to build upon the early successes of the Creative Coast Donegal with a new, clearly developed strategic approach, set against a coherent vision, with clear and measurable action points that directly address the business challenges and development objectives of the sector,” he said.Ultimately, he added, the vision for the sector in Donegal is to build a strong creative and digital economy in Donegal with businesses that are robust, confident, financially viable and collaboration-friendly, all impacting positively on the local economy in terms of job creation, as well as being pro-active and competitive on an international stage.“The plan outlines a number of aims, objectives and action points as well as outlining aspirations for longer-term development and the focus of the Local Enterprise Office and other stakeholders will be to continue to work with the sector to develop viable businesses as they maximise new opportunities within and outside the county,” the Head of Enterprise said.The launch event in the Regional Cultural Centre will start at 6pm with refreshments served. Anyone with working in or with an interest all strands of creative activity and arts in Donegal, ranging from textiles, crafts, sculpture, right through to Illustration, photography, publishing, broadcast, graphic design, animation and motion graphics are invited to attend. This event is free but with limited places available, attendees are asked to ensure their place by booking in advance on the Local Enterprise Office website – Local Enterprise Office Donegal is supported through co-funding from the Irish Government and the European Regional Development Fund 2014 – 2020. To contact the Local Enterprise Office in Donegal, log on to or phone 0749160735.Creative Coast Action plan to be unveiled for Donegal’s creative industries was last modified: August 28th, 2019 by StephenShare 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:Creative Coast Action PlandonegalLEOlast_img read more

Klay Thompson showing another side to his personality

first_imgOAKLAND – The Warriors’ unassuming star often barely talks. He shuns the spotlight so much that he smiles when he does not have to grant interviews. Teammates often muse that it remains hard to read him.Yet, Klay Thompson also has shown this season another side of his personality. Thompson has thumped his chest after throwing down a dunk. He has raised his hands after making a 3. He has yelled out after making a defensive stop.“It’s not like he’s always stoic. He’s stoic a lot of the time, …last_img

Historical perspective of planting corn in April

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest How much corn is typically planted in Ohio by the third week of April?  According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service (, for the week ending April 13 no appreciable acreage of corn had been planted in Ohio (1%), which compared to 0% last year and 7% for the five year average.The table below shows corn planting progress (percentage of acres planted) in April and May for the past 15 years. This historical data shows that the percentage of corn acres planted by April 15 is usually very limited averaging 2% and ranging from 0 to 10%. By April 20, the percentage of corn acreage planted was 10% or greater in only four of the 15 years, and by April 25, it was 10% or greater in only seven of the 15 years. By April 30, the percentage of corn acres planted was 10% or greater in nine of the 15 years but in only 3 of the 15 years did the % acreage planted exceed 50%. In 2005, 55% of the corn acreage was planted by April 25 but snow and freezing rains in late April resulted in considerable replanting in early May.The data also show that in most years, even those with slow starts due to persistent cold weather in April, 60 percent or more of corn acres were planted by May 10, which is within the optimal planting date window. The recommended time for planting corn in northern Ohio is April 15 to May 10 and in southern Ohio, April 10 to May 10.Progress of corn planting, Ohio 2000-2014.Date200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014 ——————————————————-% corn planted—————————————————— April 10–21000010000400April 152322202101401000April 203324112663021702710April 255741830551910644514412April 30722743445943221895816024May 5336411835766683533166917379May 1062851585657679824622773824635Source: USDA/NASS, Annual Statistics Bulletins, 2000-2013; USDA/NASS, Crop Progress and Condition Reports, 2000-2014last_img read more

A Guide to Geocaching in Estonia

first_imgThis D5/T5 multi-cache is at least a full-day’s adventure. It’s located on one of Estonia’s largest islands, Naissaar, which is covered in protected coniferous forest. But stroll for a while along the nature trails and you’ll eventually come upon artifacts and ruins from a long history of military activity on the island. These include cemeteries for British sailors from the Crimean War, Soviet bunkers, and deep-sea mine anchors. If you’re taking this one on, bring a flashlight, friends to keep you company, and some common sense.GC2FMR0 is a 20-stage multi-cache across the island of Naissaar. This traditional cache is hidden in St. Catherine’s Passage, a medieval alley with a romantic vibe in old Tallinn (Estonia’s capital). At one end of the passage you’ll find large, ancient tombstones that used to line the inside of St. Catherine’s church. At the other end are a series of workshops where artisans make stained glass, ceramics, jeweler, quilts, and leather goods and hats. The cache is tucked away somewhere in between.GC3T538 “Invasion of the Geocoin Designers” is hidden in St. Catherine’s Passage, a popular destination in Estonia’s capital, Tallinn. Share with your Friends:More This cache in south-eastern Estonia requires special equipment. Namely, bog shoes. It’s no surprise that bog walking, a cousin of snowshoeing which has one trudging across pudding-like peat moss rather than snow, is a popular activity for both tourists and locals: about one-fifth of Estonia’s mainland is covered by bogs and mires. And many of those bogs and mires contain geocaches, such as this one hidden at the end of a hike through beautiful, soggy, and boggy landscapes.Don’t forget your bog shoes if you’re going for this cache! SharePrint SouvenirsNovember 28, 2010In “ Videos”Geocaching country souvenir: MaltaDecember 7, 2017In “News”Inside Geocaching HQ Podcast Transcript (Episode 2): Souvenirs, APE cache rediscoveryMay 10, 2018In “Community” GC31V9H is a cache inspired by the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. When you find it, you’ll understand why. It’s a great example of the type of attention to detail found in a lot of Estonian geocaches. In fact, if you don’t say, “Awwwwww” the minute you see it, we’d be surprised. The multi-cache waypoints take you on a beautiful walk through fields covered alternately with berries and mushrooms, depending on the season.You might come away with handfuls (if not buckets) of seasonal berries if you follow the path of this multi-cache.center_img Since the beginning of the game, geocaching and technology have gone hand-in-hand (quite literally) in the form of GPS units and smartphones. It’s therefore no surprise that Estonia, a global leader in high-tech, loves geocaching. Estonia is the newest country to be added to the growing list of country souvenirs.The farthest north of the Baltic states, Estonia is bordered by Russia, Latvia, and the Baltic Sea with Finland a short hop via ferry to the north. It’s a small country, about twice the size of New Jersey, with a population of just over one million. Those relatively small numbers have produced a wealth of high-quality, fun, creative geocaches. Here we feature a few of our favorites. What geocaches are on your Estonian geocaching trip bucket list? Find a geocache in Estonia, and you’ll earn the brand new Estonia country souvenir! GC151N3 is one of Estonia’s coolest EarthCaches. It’s the site of a series of meteorite craters near the village of Kaali, on the Estonian island of Saaremaa. The 9 craters all result from the impact of a single meteor, which broke apart into fragments upon passing through Earth’s atmosphere, some 7,500 years ago (though the time range of the craters’ formations is debated). The location is utterly unique, replete with geological and social historical oddities.Arrive at GC151N3 and take one guess as to where the ancient meteorite crash landed. This cache is one for the adventurous. Just 42 minutes outside of Tallinn lies the Rummu quarry, an old limestone mining site. While the quarry was operational, inmates at the nearby Murru prison made up its workforce. When the prison was closed and its water pumps shut down, the quarry filled with water, drowning several buildings, and making for an excellent (but unsupervised!) swimming and diving spot. The cache takes you to the top of an ash hill above the quarry, where you’ll find an unmatched view at sunset.“Rummu” (GC3RD66) is located at the top of an ash hill above an old quarry.last_img read more

Get a Viral Launch Page For Your Startup With LaunchRock

first_imgaudrey watters 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market If you want to see the virality of LaunchRock in action, search Twitter for “Maple Butter,” a new project from Flowtown‘s Dan Martell. And the sign-ups for LaunchRock itself aren’t too shabby – over 5000 since the website went live this weekend.The LaunchRock service gives you the tools to build your launch page – you simply point the A record of your domain to the IP address LaunchRock provides. You’ll get a unique URL to share as well as analytics about who and how much sharing is going on.According to co-founder Jameson Detweiler, “I look at it this way, you manage email marketing campaigns with tools such as Mailchimp and Constant Contact, and you manage support with tools such as GetSatisfaction and Zendesk. Why not a tool that’s built to assist in the various vital steps of launching and growing a business?”The LaunchRock team say that they’re planning on adding some additional features, including A/B testing of marketing messages and a LaunchRock widget on your own hosted landing page. But in general, says Detweiler, the focus is helping people “rock” the launch process. “We want to expand on what we’re doing here and build tools to help people find their best users and engage them as effectively as possible.” A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#start#tips We’ve written before about the importance of having a Web presence for your startup, even if you aren’t prepared to launch. But a team at this weekend’s Startup Weekend in Philadelphia has taken this idea one step further, designing a product that will help startups build viral launch pages: LaunchRock.LaunchRock is one of those incredibly simple but incredibly awesome ideas. Built by Jameson Detweiler, Dave Drager, and Stephen Gill over the three days of Startup Weekend, LaunchRock makes it incredibly simple to get interested users signed up for your startup service or product, pre-launch. Of course, any “please give us your email address” option can do that, but LaunchRock makes it incredibly easy for users to share the link to your launch page to friends. Even more importantly, it rewards those users who are most eager – based on the number of friends they invite – by bumping them up the list of those slated to get access to your site. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Seaspan Prepays Credit Facility on Six Vessels

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Hong Kong-based Seaspan Corporation has prepaid a credit facility which was secured by six of its vessels. The company said that, upon completion of the collateral release documentation, this will expand Seaspan’s pool of unencumbered vessels from 18, as reported in its third quarter of 2018 earnings report, to 24 vessels.“Seaspan continues to add flexibility to the company’s capital structure by de-leveraging and unencumbering vessels. We are firmly committed to strengthening the balance sheet as one of the company’s strategic priorities,” Ryan Courson, Chief Financial Officer of Seaspan, said.Seaspan’s operating fleet consists of 112 containerships with a total capacity of more than 900,000 TEU, an average age of around 6 years and an average remaining lease period of 5 years, on a TEU-weighted basis.last_img read more

FortisTCI says exploration for cheaper electricity bills still underway as fuel factor

first_img TCI Police looking for candy & electricity thieves Related Items:eddinton powell, fortis tci, fuel factor Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp FortisTCI reveals Education Week winners Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 21 May 2015 – As the Territory’s Governor continues to beckon for some solution or meaningful hunt for lower electricity costs and as the country was recently informed that the fuel factor rate has dipped for another month; the CEO of FortisTCI, Eddinton Powell is speaking: “Savings offered through the Fuel Factor is beneficial to our customers, however, we want to ensure everyone appreciates that oil prices in the world market are still volatile… we continue to aggressively explore and pursue, options to streamline our fuel supply chain that would result in lower prices, lower priced supply sources that are potentially capable of delivering to the TCI given our port infrastructure, and the medium to long-term possibilities of gas and renewable energy (including LNG, CNG, solar and wind).” For some this exploration is not moving as swiftly as they would like, but Fortis in that Tuesday statement explained that the fuel factor rate is at its lowest since the demand for crude oil decreased last year; now at 1.1298 per gallon. This reflects a 47% decrease in the past eight months according to Fortis. Recommended for you Rave Reviews for National Science Fair ideaslast_img read more