HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal By News Highland – October 11, 2012 WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleStrabane denied 800 Department of Agriculture jobsNext articleSF publishes employment strategy, saying 156 jobs can be created News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Twitter Google+ Pinterest Third Chinese man arrested in relation to Malin drugs haul Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers WhatsApp Facebook News Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Twitter Gardai have confirmed that cannabis plants uncovered in a cultivation factory outside Malin yesterday morning are worth in excess of 1 million euro.The haul was discovered yesterday in a commercial unit.A third man has been arrested in relation with the find. Two men were also arrested at the scene yesterday morning.The three men are all of Chinese origin, and are all being held at Buncrana Garda Station for questioning.Speaking on todays Shaun Doherty Show, Superintendent Kevin English, said there’s a possibility that the men involved are part of an organised crime gang….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/keng1pm.mp3[/podcast]
Uh-oh… Neil Young has long been famous for speaking his mind on a breadth of things that betray his sense of justice and morality, but this may be the first time we’ve heard him cry blasphemy at his own show. Following last month’s announcement of a massive co-headlining performance with Bob Dylan at London’s Hyde Park next summer, Young posted a diatribe on his subscription-based Neil Young Archives in which he condemns the show’s announcement as a “massive fuck-up.”As Young explains in a Neil Young Archives post made on 12/7/18,You. . . . . . . who were taken by surprise waking up to the BOB DYLAN / NEIL YOUNG – HYDE PARK CONCERT announcement posted on every outlet except NYA [Neil Young Archives], might wonder why it was not on NYA. . . .and you should. We’re sorry. Like you, I had no idea the announcement was coming that day… I was still finessing the art for the poster and trying to make sure that all the details of the show were agreeable to me. Then, suddenly, someone jumped the gun. The tickets were put on sale and the announcement was made, all without my knowledge. …We promised you that you would learn first at NYA about all of my activities and have first access to pre-sale tickets. You didn’t. I was angry.However, the lack of pre-sale love for his Neil Young Archives subscribers only scratches the surface of why Neil Young is upset with this show’s announcement. For the humanitarian Young, it goes much deeper than that.As he continues in his NYA post,In addition, I learned that the show had a sponsor, ‘Barclays Bank’, a fossil fuel funding entity. … That doesn’t work for me. I believe in Science. I worry about the Climate Crisis and am deeply concerned about its massive global ramifications and my beautiful grandchildren’s future. …There’s no doubt about it – It’s been a massive fuck up!He includes an image of Barclays’ eagle logo dripping with oil and ascribed with the tagline, “The Dirty Bank.” He also includes a snippet of anti-corporation lyrics from the title track of his 1988 album, This Note’s For You: “I ain’t singin’ for Pepsi; Don’t sing for Coke. I won’t sing for nobody makes me feel like a joke…”[Image via Neil Young Archives]Neil Young continues with the assurance that he and his team have had many ‘Come to Jesus’ meetings in the days since the fraught announcement. “At the moment,” he explains, “We are trying to rectify the situation and will soon update you on the status of the Hyde Park show. We have been talking about requiring a different sponsor as one option.”As Young notes in finishing his NYA post,We are quite confident that nothing like this will ever happen again. We’re sorry for this situation – it is – and shall remain an anomaly. … All of us here at NYA are continuing to work to provide you with the best, no bullshit, immersive quality experience, exactly what you deserve, without compromising our integrity. It’s on the line.We’ll keep you updated as the to the status of the high-profile double-billed show as more developments come to light. As of now, tickets are still on sale via the British Summer Time website.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by McDonald’s against former CEO Stephen Easterbrook. McDonald’s ousted Easterbrook in 2019 after he admitted having an inappropriate relationship with an employee. The company later filed a lawsuit seeking to reclaim millions of dollars in compensation and alleging that he covered up sexual relationships with three other employees. The judge on Tuesday rejected Easterbrook’s assertion that any disputes over his compensation, including severance compensation, would be litigated in Illinois. Easterbrook also argued unsuccessfully that the claims against him in the lawsuit were barred by the terms of the separation agreement.
I had the satisfaction to be in IAAFA in 2006 and 2010 and it is rewarding what I learned and shared there with people from different countries, thanks to the staff of instructors, tactical personnel and to everyone that makes all this effort possible, to keep the countries united. May God bless you and I hope that someday I can be able to return to study at such renowned Academy (IAAFA). The best memory of my life is having been part of the IAAFA when it was in Panama in 1969 class 70A, when Colonel Thomas was present, and it was very pleasant to share with so many people of different countries.All the staff of the Academy treated us very well, the food was excellent, I liked the order and discipline. I would like to hear from many friends of that time. The best memory of my life was being part of the IAAFA back in 2008, class of 2008 A. It was very pleasant to coexist with so many people from different countries. The entire Academy staff treated us very well, the food was excellent and I enjoyed the order and discipline. I would really like to hear from many of the friends I made in that time. That’s why I’m so grateful for having spent all that time in this academy. It’s such a shame that Ecuador can no longer participate in those courses because of the current government. I for one disagree with the policies and the way of thinking of this government. Well, I would really like to keep in touch with you. Kind regards. I have the privilege to be part of the 2010C class of the INCOA Course, IAFFA at the Lackland Air Base and I was an expert witness of the work performed to expand the training capacity provided by the USAF to the Air Forces of American countries. I have good memories of the experiences we had, of my classmates Leny CEpero and George Nikolakakos (USA), Walter Avila and Byron (Guatemala), Paz (Honduras) and Miguel Ochoa (Peru), without forgetting to mention our instructors, Ben Miranda (USAF)., Hope I can go back someday. It would be ideal to do it as an instructor of the Inter-American Academy. I was pleased to be in the IAAFA in 2010 and am gratified for what I learned and shared there with people from different countries. Thank you to the staff of instructors, tacticians and all those who make all this effort to keep the countries united possible. May GOD bless you and I hope to be able to someday return to study at such a prestigious academy (IAAFA). I belong to class 71C I had the privilege of being in their classes regarding the mention of metallic structure repairs, I belong to the Venezuelan Air Force I am currently retired, I will be traveling to Panama soon, I want to know if I can visit the academyâ€™s facilities. High-ranking officials of the United States Air Force and Chiefs, Commanders and representatives of Latin American Air Forces opened IAAFA’s new Airfield Training Complex on February 9 at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. This new complex was built at a cost of approximately $ 19 million, with technological tools for advanced training, which will continue to provide training for aviation maintenance class students from countries allied with the United States. The Academy graduates an average of 800 students per year, of which approximately 60 percent participate in technical courses in aviation maintenance. The design of this new complex is meant to standardize the skills of students participating in technical courses while complementing academic and “hands on” training in a modern, safe and friendly environment. Lt Gen Robin Rand, Commander of 12th AF said this complex is “vivid evidence of the United States Air Force’s commitment to building and nurturing partner nation’s capabilities with our allies in the Western Hemisphere providing an exchange of shared experiences to be used in combating threats to our countries. “ Among the honorary attendees to the ceremony were the Peruvian Air Force Chief of Staff, General Pedro Seabra Pinedo, and Retired Peruvian Air Force General Fernando Melgar Velasquez, grandson of the chief architect of the creation of the academy 68 years ago. “It has been many years since my grandfather proposed the creation of this Academy to the United States Air Force and I am glad to see that this proposal was not in vain,” said General Melgar. IAAFA’s 34 courses support USNORTHCOM and USSOUTHCOM Military Objectives. We also offer a wide range of mobile training subject areas targeting specific partner-nation needs. Whether in the classroom or on the road, the Academy strives to strengthen Inter-American security while building lasting relations with partner nation military and security forces. By Dialogo February 16, 2012
The public institution Barać’s Cave is the holder of the project proposal Cave House Visitor Center as the main components of primary projects for the development of the Plitvice Valley destination.According to the Barać Caves Public Institution, this project has been underway for several years, and was presented in 2014 at the Plitvice Lakes National Park and the Ministry of Environmental and Nature Protection, whose support and monitoring of project preparation they have enjoyed for several years. This is a project that the Plitvice Lakes National Park Public Institution and the Barać Caves Public Institution jointly applied to the European Fund for Competitiveness and Cohesion. Promoting the sustainable development of natural heritage worth HRK 20 million. They see the public call as a great opportunity to receive a grant from the Cohesion Fund, which finances the project up to 85 percent of the total costs.”This is a great opportunity for us because we would not be able to realize such a big project on our own. The project was reported together with the Plitvice Lakes National Park, which is also designed by the Medveđak Visitor Center, which will be thematically and programmatically linked to the offer of Barać’s caves. The common goal is to contribute to the development of the entire region, and through the sustainable management of protected areas. We expect the results to be announced by the end of the year and we hope to pass, and work will begin next year. The project implementation time is four years”, Says Tihana Oštrina, director of the Barać Cave Public Institution, who last week signed an agreement on partnership in the project and co-financing of the project by the National Park with Anđelko Novosel, director of the Plitvice Lakes National Park Public Institution.Tihana Oštrina, director of the Barać Cave Public InstitutionTihana Oštrina points out that it is of great importance that after numerous meetings of Plitvice Lakes National Park on the topic of cooperation between the two institutions in sustainable management of visitors to Plitvice Lakes National Park and directing visitors from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Barać Caves. The director thinks that it is a fortunate circumstance that the author team had a unique opportunity to design the object according to the layout, instead of projecting the exhibition into the already given dimensions, which enabled an extremely imaginative and creative approach.The main attraction and reception point of the project is the visitor center which contains presentation and museum units, speleological-educational center with depot and library, multipurpose multimedia hall, catering space and office space, children’s playroom, souvenir shop, cloakroom and exterior area with presentation points and parking. , an area of a total of 2000 square meters.By developing the Visitor Center, the director of the Barać Cave adds, they want to improve the infrastructure for visitors, achieve a unique, innovative and attractive presentation of cultural and natural values of the Barać Cave site for all visitors, create a modern infrastructure for various educational and recreational activities and related added values.Use of modern technology to create experiences and interpret natural and cultural heritage, encourage local population and visitors’ interest in culture and nature and develop awareness of nature conservation and the importance of sustainable human-nature interaction.
“This proof of concept is exciting and confirms Fugro made the right choice to partner with SEA-KIT to develop a range of USVs that will transform the marine industry”, said Ivar de Josselin de Jong, Director Remote Inspection at Fugro. “We are on track with our strategy of leading the development of remote and autonomous solutions”. SEA-KIT worked together with several industry partners on the project, including Fugro, Global Marine Group, Map the Gaps, Teledyne CARIS, Woods Hole Group and The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 project. The USV, named Maxlimer, started the survey operations in late July and has mapped over 1,000 square kilometres of seabed, while being continuously controlled by SEA-KIT via satellite communications from its Remote Operation Centre in Essex. The project has been named UTAS (Uncrewed Trans-Atlantic Survey) and was originally planned to be trans-ocean, however, due to the impact of the current COVID-19 restrictions it was not possible to carry out the project as was initially planned. The now completed demo operations project is co-funded by the UK Space Agency through the European Space Agency’s Business Application programme. Fugro ordered two 12-metre USVs from SEA-KIT at the beginning of August, saying it will use the vessels in offshore wind and oil and gas sectors in the North Sea and the Asia-Pacific region. The first of the two 12-metre SEA-KIT X class USVs is expected to be delivered in the fourth quarter of this year and the second USV is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2021. “The project’s overall aim was to demonstrate the capabilities of current technologies to survey unexplored or inadequately surveyed ocean frontiers and we have absolutely done that. It is a ground-breaking achievement to prove true over-the-horizon capability and the team are elated to have successfully pushed the boundaries of our USV design once again”, said Peter Walker, Director of Technology at SEA-KIT. SEA-KIT will also design, build and deliver a 24-metre Omega class USV to Fugro in 2021. SEA-KIT’s 12-metre Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV), for which the company recently received an order from Fugro, has completed a 22-day demonstration project, carrying out remote surveys on Europe’s continental margin in the Atlantic. After 22 days of operation, the uncrewed vessel returned to Plymouth with its fuel tank still around a third full, according to SEA-KIT.
More than a week after Dorian destroyed thousands of homes on the Grand Bahama and Abaco islands, the official death toll stands at 50 and is expected to rise, as search-and-rescue crews continue to make their way through the devastation.While power has already been restored to much of Grand Bahama, Smith says the electrical infrastructure around Marsh Harbour, which is Abaco’s largest city, was completely destroyed. Bahamian officials say about 2,500 people remain on a list of those missing in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. However, the names have not been cross-checked against the lists of people who evacuated from the islands following the storm, and those who are still in shelters.Carl Smith, a spokesman for the emergency management agency in the Bahamas, expects the list of potentially missing persons to shrink as it is checked in the coming days.
From April 2-5, the USC Thornton School of Music, as well as representatives from leading music institutions, met in Sydney, Australia for the inaugural Asia-Pacific Music Summit.Music to my ears · The USC Thornton School of Music attended the first ever Asia-Pacific Music Summit, held from April 2-5 in Sydney, Australia. – Austin Vogel | Daily TrojanThe two institutions representing the United States were the Thornton School of Music and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. The goal of the summit was to create closer ties between musical institutions in the Pacific Region, as well as advance the area as a driving force of music education and culture.“I could not be more pleased to be able to spend quality time with these Pacific Rim music leaders,” said Robert Cutietta, dean of the Thornton School. “Our discussions about the future of classical music, and music in general, have been very stimulating.”The Sydney Conservatorium of Music at the University of Sydney and Beijing Central Conservatory of Music hosted the summit. Over the course of four days, leaders discussed course programs, student exchanges, industry collaborations, funding models and performance platforms.The inaugural conference served as the first time that deans and presidents gathered from the schools participating in the conference in the Pacific Rim region.Sydney Conservatorium of Music Dean Karl Kramer described the conference as a “unique” opportunity to utilize the distinctive traits of multiple premier music institutions.“While we all assume the Western music tradition of teaching, each institution is mutually exclusive in terms of how it operates,” Kramer said. “We are 12 unique case studies, each with different expertise to share. The summit is a starting point to forming stronger human connections between the institutions to encourage greater and more regular dialogue across the region.”A result of the conference was the establishing of the Pacific Alliance of Music Schools by representatives in attendance. The newly formed PAMS consists of pre-eminent music institutions from Australia, China, Japan, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan and the United States. During the summit, the participants also solidified their commitment to an annual convention hosted by a member of PAMS.“This inaugural conference is an outstanding beginning to an important alliance of the finest music schools on the Pacific Rim,” said David H. Stull, president of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. “Global interchange is the future of music and education. I am tremendously enthusiastic about the potential of this initiative.”
Billy Mitchell has regained his title as the “King of Kong.”The Weston resident had his Donkey Kong and Pac-Man records reinstated by Guinness World Records on Thursday, two years after they were taken away, due to allegations that he cheated.“In the light of compelling new evidence received by Guinness World Records, the Records Management Team has decided to reverse decisions made in April 2018 in regards to videogame high scores achieved by Billy Mitchell between 1982 and 2010,” Guinness said in a news release.The reinstated records include the first perfect score in Pac-Man, which Mitchell achieved in in July 1999, in addition to four Donkey Kong high scores recorded in 1982, 2005, 2007 and 2010.“Yes, it was devastating, to think that you could have all that and somebody could simply come up and rob you of it,” Mitchell said in an interview with Miami television station WPLG.He was featured in the 2007 documentary, “The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters.”The cheating accusations questioned whether Mitchell had used emulation software instead of the original video game hardware to set records.Twin Galaxies, the company that tracks video game world records, removed Mitchell’s scores, banned him from submitting results in the future, and notified Guinness in April of 2018.Mitchell denied the claims and appealed Guinness’ initial ruling that disqualified his scores.Craig Glenday, editor-in-chief of Guinness World Records, says the appeal process included reexamining evidence and soliciting new eyewitness testimony.“In the end, we found that there just wasn’t sufficient evidence to support the disqualification across the board,” Glenday explains in a video message posted on Guinness’ YouTube page.