Nordkoreanischer Überläufer: Einsturz war nur eine „Frage der Zeit“

first_imgEin ehemaliger Bauarbeiterder oft auf Baustellen entlang der Kwangbok Street in Pjöngjang arbeiteteerklärte Daily NK: „Seit dem Zerfall des offiziellen Verteilungssystem in1990ern hat die Regierung  kein einzigesGebäude fachmännisch fertigstellen können. Es gibt Korruption auf jeder Stufe,von der Verteilung zur Beschaffung und von der Buchhaltung bis hin zurBaustelle selbst. Es ist schwer sich ein wirklich gut konstruiertes Gebäude inNordkorea vorzustellen.“ Kang Mi JinKang Mi JinKang Mi Jin is a North Korean defector turned journalist who fled North Korea in 2009. She has a degree in economics and writes largely on marketization and economy-related issues for Daily NK. Questions about her articles can be directed to [email protected] News Auch als es 2004 eineExplosion mit vielen Toten in der Ryonchon Station gab, hat sich das Regimeruhig verhalten, um vor allem vom Versagen auf Seiten der Regierung abzulenken.Sollte ein Unfall auch Todesfälle herbeiführen, wird von der Bevölkerungerwartet keine „unbegründeten Gerüchte“ zu verbreiten, damit sich das Regimenicht in einer ungünstigen Position befindet. Laut des Überläuferssind billigere Alternativen sehr schnell zur Norm geworden angesichts der immerstärker werdenden Korruption. „Wir haben um die Wände zu machen oft heiße Kohleund Schlamm in den Zement gemischt. Ich weiß auch, dass es bisher bei diesen Gebäudennoch keine Unfälle gab, aber wir haben auch nur ein vier-stöckiges Gebäudegebaut. Nichtsdestotrotz ist es nur eine Frage der Zeit bis eines der anderenHochhäuser zusammenfallen wird. Denn diese wurden ebenfalls mit dieser billigenMethode gebaut.“ Nordkoreanischer Überläufer: Einsturz war nur eine „Frage der Zeit“ News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest Diese Aussage stimmtsich auch mit Berichten aus Nordkorea selbst überein. Eine Quelle fügte dem hinzu:„Der Zusammensturz letzte Woche ist vergleichbar mit dem aus 2007 in der Nähevon Hyesan, wo ein sieben-stöckiges Gebäude zusammengestürzt ist. Das liegt vorallem auch daran das Menschen die vom Staat erbauten Gebäude nach eigenemBelieben  modifizieren. Auch wenn nichtwirklich klar ist wer dafür verantwortlich ist, könnten viele ihr Lebenverlieren, wenn sie vom Regime dafür als verantwortlicherklärt werden.“ Beamte werden oft vonBauarbeitern verspottet: „Parteikader machen es mit Überzeugung,Sicherheitsagenten machen es mit Stolz und Arbeiter machen es mit Geschick.“Ein anderen Überläufer fügt erklärend hinzu: „Kader (benutzen Korruption) deutlich,die Mächtigen benutzen ihre Macht und die Arbeiter nehmen etwas für sich selbstmit, aber nicht genug um erwischt zu werden.“ North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China SHAREcenter_img Facebook Twitter Überläufer die mitDaily NK gesprochen hatten, gehen davon aus, dass der Einsturz letzte Wocheauch durch unzureichende und minderwertige Baumaterialien entstand. Darüberhinaus fügten sie hinzu, dass Konstruktionsarbeiten in einer ad-hoc Weiseauslaufen, da Kadermitglieder oft Zement oder Stahlverstärkungen für eigeneZwecke nutzen. Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak Nach dem Einsturzeines 23-stöckigen Wohnhauses letzte Woche in Pjöngjang, gibt es weiterhinverschiedene Spekulationen, vor allem nach dem sich die nordkoreanische  Behörden in einem eher sehr seltenem Manövervon dem Unfall in den Staatsmedien berichten lies. Noch immer gibt es keinebestätigten Angaben zu Verletzten oder Todesopfern. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News News By Kang Mi Jin – 2014.05.29 8:41am Er fügte hinzu: „Eswar normal nachlässig zu Arbeiten. Sogar Stahlverstärkungen oder Zement, diezum Bau von den Apartments benötigt wurden, wurden geklaut. Normalerweise istder hochqualitative Zement sofort verschwunden, während der billige Zement aufder Stelle verwendet wurde. Anstatt dicker Stahlstäben haben wir Dünnere undSchwächere verwendet.“ Überläufer sind sichdarüber hinaus einig, dass durch die vielen neuen Gebäude, die auch durchKorruption gebaut wurde, nun sehr viele Einwohner in ihren eigenen vier Wändenin ernsthafter Gefahr sind.last_img read more

Service NSW December Mobile Hubs

first_imgService NSW December Mobile Hubs Service NSW Mobile Hubs will be returning to the Shoalhaven in early December to the following locations:St George’s Basin Mobile Service Centre – Links Avenue, Sanctuary Point NSW 2540 – Open 3 December 2020 – 10am – 3pmSussex Inlet Mobile Service Centre- Corner Jacobs Drive and Neilson Street, Sussex Inlet – Open 4 December 2020 – 9am – 12pmA reminder that Service NSW staff on board can provide support across a broad range of services including:Renewing a driver licence or vehicle registration Processing of Medical and Mobility Parking Permits Processing of RSA and RCG cards Undertaking driver knowledge tests Applying for births, deaths and marriages certificates Applications and Renewals for Working with Children Checks Consulting with a Cost of Living specialist for help accessing more than 70 government rebates and savings. Mobile Service Centres will accept cashless payments by credit and debit card or cheque.Please check the Service NSW website for the latest information on service locations and opening hours. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:children, debit card, Government, licence, local council, mobile, NSW, Sanctuary Point, Service NSW, Shoalhaven, Shoalhaven City Council, St George, Sussex Inlet, vehicle, websitelast_img read more

Afternoon Brief, February 28

first_imgHome Afternoon Brief Afternoon Brief, February 28Afternoon BriefAfternoon Brief, February 28By Editor – February 28, 2017 29 0 Pinterest Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Previous articleWhat Happened to the Old Days in the Wine and Spirit Game!Next articleAre You Hiring the Right People? Editor Subscribe to the Afternoon BriefAdvertisement ReddIt Share Advertisementcenter_img Linkedin Twitter TAGSAdam LeeAdelsheim VineyardAEB GroupArkansasFrancis Ford Coppola WineryGrapeConnectJoth RicciJuclasKate MichaudMadrigal Family WineryMarylandMiocene WineryNapa CountyPurple Heart WinesRobert Mondavi WineryRuth SaundersSiduri WinesSonomaTexasThe Personnel PerspectiveUPM RaflatacVirginiaWashingtonYork Mountain Winery Email Trending Story:Pending Legislation Threatens to Close as Many as 25 Maryland WineriesThe Maryland Wineries Association has been scrambling for the past couple weeks to have a proposed bill rewritten to prevent as many as one-third of its wineries from being closed immediately…Today’s News:5 Visions for North Bay’s Future at Sonoma State Economic ConferenceThe 24th Sonoma State University Economic Outlook Conference was held before more than 200 students, educators, business leaders and public officials at the Student Center on Feb. 15…After the Rains, Grapegrowers Gauge the Coming Season“We’re not going to be able to turn all this water into wine.” That’s one grapegrower’s take on the surplus rainfall of recent months and what it will mean for vineyards in Napa County as the rain season ebbs and the growing season draws near…Catch the WAVE at Second Annual Research SeminarRegistration is open for WAVE Washington Advancements in Viticulture and Enologya research-focused seminar designed for grape growers and winemakers…Month-over-Month Average Online Bulk Wine Prices [Nov 2016 – Feb 2017] UpdateWine.com Focuses Industry on Younger Consumers at Seventh Annual Growth SummitExecutive Order Takes Aim at Obama-Era Water RuleSonoma County Winegrowers See Total Sustainability in Their SightsIsolated Napa County Winery Allowed 16 Visitors a DaySecond Annual CAWG Foundation Gala to Raise Funds for Student ScholarshipsBill Allowing Out-of-State Wine in Grocery Stores Fails in Arkansas HouseWine Retailer Association Announces Support for Long Needed Texas Wine Shipping BillSanta Margherita USA Announces Nationwide Appointments of Regional Distributor NetworkWhite Hot: Taking the Temperature of ChablisCraftBeer.com Presents: Great American Beer BarsBlogs:The $124 Million Wine FraudTry It, You’ll Like It: What Can Wine Learn from the Cruise Ship Industry?What Happened to the Old Days in the Wine and Spirit Game!Celebrities Tap into Wine’s Ultra-Cool FactorHere’s Why You Can’t Trust Your Friends’ Reviews of ‘La La Land,’ ‘Moonlight’ — or Anything ElseWineIndustry.Jobs:Sales Account ManagerGlass Packaging Company – Napa, CA, United StatesCellar AssistantsTinhorn Creek Vineyards – Oliver, BC, CanadaWine Brand Representative/BrokerAbarbanel Brand Wines – New York, United StatesMore Wine Industry Jobs…Feature Your Job Listing in the Afternoon BriefPeople:Adelsheim Vineyard Announces Stumptown’s Joth Ricci as New CEODouble Canyon Hires Kate Michaud as WinemakerRuth Saunders Named Grower of the Year by the Virginia Vineyards AssociationInterview with Winemaker Adam Lee of Siduri WinesFoodie Chap with Winemaker Genevieve Janssens of Robert Mondavi WinerySupplier News:Two New Ellagitan Barrique Liquid ProductsUPM Raflatac Launches Premium No-Label Look for Beverages2 Brand New Crossflow Units Just Arrived in Napa for All of Your Mobile Filtration NeedsSupervisory Training – Supervisor’s Toolkit II: Tough ConversationsMore Supplier News …Vineyard & Winery:Spring Is in the Air – Celebration of Persian New Year Art Exhibit at Madrigal’s Sausalito Wine Tasting GalleryMiocene Winery Wastewater RecyclingPurple Heart Wines Hosts Military Veterans and Congressional Wine CaucusYork Mountain Winery Re-Opens as Epoch Estate Wines Tasting RoomFrancis Ford Coppola Winery Celebrated with 2017 Oscar Winners & Nominees at 89th Academy Awards Ceremony & Governors Ball Facebooklast_img read more

Afternoon Brief, August 19

first_imgShare Home Afternoon Brief Afternoon Brief, August 19Afternoon BriefAfternoon Brief, August 19By Editor – August 19, 2020 1816 0 Email Advertisement ReddIt TAGSAlma Rosa WineryFoley Family WinesKunde Family VineyardsMuscardini CellarsNichelini Family WinerySanta Barbara VintnersSilverado VineyardsSteele WinesWine Intelligence Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Facebookcenter_img Linkedin Twitter Subscribe to the Afternoon BriefAdvertisement Trending Story:Hennessey Fire Threatens Napa’s Oldest Family-Owned WineryThere’s a saying in Aimee Sunseri’s family: never skip a harvest. It’s perhaps especially poignant advice because six generations worth of winemakers and grape growers have heeded it…Today’s News:Handful of Sonoma County Wineries Evacuate Due to Wildfires During HarvestThe North Coast wine grape harvest has been thrown into uncertainty by an unusual August combination of extreme heat, rain and lightning that ignited wildfires forcing evacuations in western Sonoma and eastern Napa counties, including some wineries that shuttered in the midst of their busiest season…Bill Foley Raises $1.3 Billion for New Blank-Check CompanyBill Foley appears to be gearing up for another major acquisition, but the exact target remains an open question…Lake County’s Steele Wines Is Purchased by Shannon Ridge Winery in Major DealThe two most prominent wine companies in Lake County, the region just north of Napa County known for affordable wines like Sauvignon Blanc, are merging…Santa Barbara Vintners Present Self-Taxing Idea to County SupervisorsWinery Tasting Rooms Are Changing, and Some Say They’re Never Going BackWith Distinctive Terroir and Varied Microclimates, Mexico’s Baja California Aims to Preserve Its CharacterBordeaux 500 Shows ‘Semblance of Recovery’2020 Harvest Begins in ChampagneSpain’s Vineyards Destroy Record Harvest as Wine Sales CrashWines of Germany Launches New £65K UK Retailer FundMany South African Wineries and Wine Grape Producers Face ClosureIs This the End of Australia’s Free Wine Tastings?Australian Winery in China’s Sights ‘Flabbergasted’Younger Red Wine ‘More Beneficial’ Than Aged Wines, Study FindsBlogs:How to Prepare for OND in the Alcohol Beverage IndustryAre Some Grapes Doomed to Be Second Rate?Elements of a Strong Email ProgramNo Quick Recovery in UK Wine Drinker Intention to Return to SocialisingA Wine Media Conference Takes on the Business of WineWineIndustry.Jobs:Broker/Brand RepresentativeAbarbanel Brand Wines – New York, USA (Remote)ServerWilson Artisan Wineries – Healdsburg, CA, USATasting Room Sales AssociateSoda Rock Winery – Healdsburg, CA, USAMore Wine Industry Jobs…Feature Your Job Listing in the Afternoon BriefPeople:Zidanelia Arcidiacono Top 40 Under 40 TastemakerSilverado Vineyards Announces New Organizational StructureInterview with David Nemarnik of Alloro VineyardInterview with Opus One Winemaker Michael SilacciAlma Rosa Winery Promotes Channing Jones to DtC Sales and Marketing DirectorSupplier News:Crop Protection Device Saves 95-100% of Grape Damage in VineyardsGlass Weight Is Just One Factor Driving Successful PackagingLabeltronix’ Rethink Labeling Adds New Virtual Demo: Learn How to ‘Print Your Own’ Retail-Quality LabelsWhat We Learned About Our Work and Ourselves During QuarantineMore Supplier News…Vineyard & Winery:Mother Nature Waits for No One: The Promising 2020 Harvest at Ornellaia Is UnderwayMuscardini Cellars Announces Out of the Ordinary Tasting ExperiencesLafite Owner Reveals ‘Hu Yue’, Its Second Chinese WinePortugal’s Quinta do Ameal Debuts in U.S.Burgundy Wines Made in Santa Cruz? Saison Winery’s Mark Bright Mixes Old and New Worlds Pinterest Previous articleZidanelia Arcidiacono Top 40 Under 40 TastemakerNext articleArryved’s Innovative Point of Service Technology Is Helping the Craft Beverage Industry Navigate COVID-19 Challenges  Editorlast_img read more

Ground Broken For James-Patterson Infant School

first_imgRelatedUWI Collaborates With OAS to Deliver Citizenship Education Programme RelatedSkills Training And Medical Centres Open In Montego Bay Free Zone RelatedPrincipals Credit Improved Performance to Good Teacher – Pupil Ratio FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Story HighlightsGround was broken on November 4 for the James-Patterson Infant School, in York View, Dias, Western Hanover, by former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. P.J. Patterson, and Education Minister, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites.Funding for the first phase of the facility, which is being built in honour of Mr. Patterson and his family, is being provided by the Ministry of Education at a cost of over $100 million.Contributions committed by a number of civic and corporate entities will be used to complete phase two.center_img Ground Broken For James-Patterson Infant School EducationNovember 6, 2015Written by: Marlon Tingling Ground was broken on November 4 for the James-Patterson Infant School, in York View, Dias, Western Hanover, by former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. P.J. Patterson, and Education Minister, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites.Funding for the first phase of the facility, which is being built in honour of Mr. Patterson and his family, is being provided by the Ministry of Education at a cost of over $100 million.Contributions committed by a number of civic and corporate entities will be used to complete phase two.Phase one will see the establishment of a full Infant School, while facilities for adult learning, a computer lab and a tourism training centre will be included in the second phase.In his address at the ceremony, Mr. Patterson, who is from York View, in Dias, expressed delight that the school will become a reality in short order, noting that discussions and architectural works on the institution started before he demitted office as Prime Minister in 2006.“Today is for me a very, very special day. As you can imagine, over many years I have been involved in countless ground breakings, but this one is as significant as any other,” Mr. Patterson said.He noted that construction of the school forms part of activities to mark his 80th birthday celebrations, which took place on April 10 this year.The former Prime Minister said the building of an infant school was the most apt way to use the York View lands, which were donated by his family.“For me, this infant school on this site has a very special meaning. This school is called the James-Patterson School – it’s not James and then Patterson…This is the James-Patterson institute, not just for Patterson, but more so for James,” he said.Mr. Patterson emphasised that when completed, the facility must be operated on a non-partisan basis, where politics, religion and gender will not matter.“All who enter these premises, regardless of gender, regardless of religion, regardless of political connection, must be treated in an equal fashion, because that is what my grandparents and my mother and I would want to ensure,” he said.The former Prime Minister said his vision for phase two of the building includes the establishment of facilities to assist with adult literacy, computer training as well as for the training of persons for the hospitality sector.“I want the people of Dias, not just the children of Dias, of Kingsvale, of Cacoon, of Riverside and of Ginger Hill to benefit,” he added.Also at the ceremony were:  Mayor of Lucea, Councillor Wynter McIntosh; Custos of Hanover, Hon. Dr. David Stair; and Executive Director of the Early Childhood Commission, Dr. Joan Reid. Advertisementslast_img read more

Notre Dame Column Sparked A Fire

first_img Her criticism is exactly the overly ” PC ” degree of correctness that gives liberals/ progressives a bad name. Forget about it. Read it and move on. Nobody should be so tuned-in to minutia. It is bad for your health. ‘Equal pay for equal work’ I understand. This crap… feh!! Comments are closed. HomeOpinionColumnsNotre Dame Column Sparked A Fire Apr. 23, 2019 at 5:30 amColumnsDavid PisarraFeaturedNewsOpinionWhat’s the Point?Notre Dame Column Sparked A FireDavid Pisarra2 years agoDavid PisarraNotre DameWhat’s the Point? Last week I wrote about a tragedy, the fire that burned Notre Dame. I’d have thought this was a fairly safe topic for me to write about, and I was write. Lots of good positive feedback on the column.But I made a tremendous blunder in the eyes of one reader. A word choice that demonstrates (to her) my personal bias and lack of understanding that evidently she felt I should have as a gay man who fights for straight men in family court. I gather from her email to me that I have fallen short of some politically correct quotient that should demand a full apology from me and probably 30 lashes with a wet towel for my egregious patriarchal dominance of the female population with my language.You may be wondering what exactly did I write? Generally Pisarra is pretty respectful, mostly rational and though he fights for fathers in child custody cases, seems like an alright kinda guy.Well.I chose to use a word that was “defined by men” and has the primacy and domination of men over society right up front in its spelling.I dared to demonstrate my inherent masculine bias by my word choice. See if you can spot it in what I wrote: The damage to such a magnificent example of architecture, community, art and example of the wonder that mankind can create is tremendous and while it remains to be seen if it was an accident or arson, in either case, the emotional, intellectual and religious loss is profound.See it? Right there. I’m all about oppressing the women of the world in that sentence. If you went back and re-read it, and still can’t find it. Mankind. I used the word mankind, which my inflamed interrogator claims refers solely to men. I was told that I should know better, and should have at least used womankind, which “includes mankind” in it.I politely and as delicately as I could pointed out that the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines Mankind as “the human race : the totality of human beings.” To which I was told that was a convenient definition crafted by men.Upon receiving the second email that pointed out my biases and obvious ignorance of the politically correct speak we are all supposed to adhere to, at least according to this one reader, I did what we all do. Put it up on Facebook.Whereupon I was treated to even greater example of stretching this politically correct thing to the point of screaming madness, I was told I should use “humankind” which seems to still incorporate the “mankind” thing, but in the twisted ways of the perpetually pissed off and politically proper people (Can we just start calling them the “PPPPPs” or 5Ps? ) the fact that “mankind” was part of the word was acceptably ameliorated by the “hu”.Of course, not to be outdone, another friend who is far more astute as this politically correct gamesmanship that I chimed in, “The non-gendered replacement for human is huperchild because,  “human => huperson (still gendered since it contains “son”) => huperchild.”I reached the point of brain freeze then, as the absurdity of this was at astronomical levels in my mind.I am frequently accused of hating women. Simultaneously I’m told (not infrequently by the same people) that I want to be a woman. Neither of those statements is true. I respect strong women who are able to navigate the world  clearly articulating what they want, how they wish to achieve it, and speak clearly. I have no desire to spend my life in heels, constantly worried about makeup and what the other women are saying about me.As a man who defends men in family court, I’ve had to deal with a lot of women over the past 20 years. What I’ve learned is this: there are strong women who are self-confident and usually I love working with them. (Often when they’re lawyers we become great friends). I’ve had to deal with women who are lying, cheating, manipulators who want to play the victim when in fact they are the perpetrators of abuse and violence. I don’t like working with them. Same goes for the men I have worked with, I think it’s not actually about gender(?) sex(?)I believe that a strong woman can be an amazing force for good in this world. I think they should be honored, respected and held up to esteem. I believe that the use of outrage and victimhood over a word choice like mankind does nothing to advance equality and fairness, and only alienates allies.Tags :David PisarraNotre DameWhat’s the Point?share on Facebookshare on Twittershow 2 comments Search youtube for “Trudeau peoplekind.” If only terminology was peoplekind’s biggest problem! April 23, 2019 at 12:13 PM Linda Morris says: center_img April 23, 2019 at 11:59 AM Gayle says: 2 Comments Your Medicare rights and protectionsCharger’s Draft storms the Santa Monica PierYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoColumnsOpinionYour Column HereBring Back Library ServicesGuest Author14 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson19 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter19 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor19 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press19 hours agolast_img read more

City Council, school and rent control candidates ready for November

first_imgHomeNewsCity CouncilCity Council, school and rent control candidates ready for November Aug. 10, 2020 at 6:00 amCity CouncilEducationFeaturedNewsCity Council, school and rent control candidates ready for NovemberBrennon Dixson10 months agocity councileducationrent controlsmmusd board of educationSanta Monica-Malibu Unified School District offices (File photo) All but one of the local incumbents who are up for re-election this year will appear on ballots this November, meaning there will some stiff competition when voters go to decide who will hold one of the 13 seats available on City Council, School Board, Rent Control Board or the SMC Board.The General Municipal Election will be held in the City of Santa Monica on Tuesday, November 3, but to qualify for the ballot, Santa Monica’s municipal code requires candidates to gather no less than 100 voter signatures as part of their nomination. Thanks to a second revised twenty-first supplement to Santa Monica’s local emergency declaration, candidates only had to gather 30 original signatures this year due to the risks posed by personal contact in the COVID-19 environment.The deadline to submit signatures passed at 5 p.m. Friday, but with SMMUSD’s Ralph Mechur opting not to file — potential SMMUSD school board candidates now have an additional five days to submit paperwork for the open seats on the local school district’s Board of Education.City CouncilCity Council has a total of four full-term seats and one partial-term seat up for grabs this year. Incumbents Gleam Davis, Ted Winterer, Ana Maria Jara, Terry O’Day and the recently appointed Kristin McGowan all submitted their signatures ahead of Friday’s deadline.Tom Ciszek, Phil Brock, Oscar de la Torre and Christine Parra are but a few of the 24 challengers who hope to successfully win a full-term seat on City Council come November, while Micah Cohen is the only resident challenging McGowan for the partial-term seat.Santa Monica-Malibu School District BoardThere are three SMMUSD board of education seats up for election and a total of 13 residents, including incumbents Jon Kean and Maria Leon-Vazquez, are attempting to land one of the available spots in November. But more residents may toss a hat in the ring in the coming days since the last day to file nomination papers has been extended to Wednesday, Aug. 12, since Mechur chose not to run for reelection.Rent Control BoardThere are two seats available on the city’s Rent Control Board and both incumbents, Caroline Torosis and Anastasia Foster, have submitted the proper paperwork and signatures. Aishah Newson is the only challenger in the race.Santa Monica College District BoardSanta Monica College’s board of education only has one challenger this year as well as Brian O’Neil is hoping to beat out one of the incumbents — Rob Greenstein Rader, Margaret Quinones-Perez or Susan Aminoff — when they face off in the election for the three available SMC board [email protected] :city councileducationrent controlsmmusd board of educationshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentLocal organizations step up to keep hunger downChris Carrey PAL Scholarships Recipients Receive $22,000 DuringYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall6 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson16 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter16 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor16 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press16 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press16 hours agolast_img read more

Warning issued after theft of large machinery

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 Facebook Pinterest Google+ Homepage BannerNews Facebook Previous articleBishop Boyce welcomes confirmation of 2018 Papal VisitNext articleGovernment proposing introduction of water tax to pay for services admin Pinterest Warning issued after theft of large machinery Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Google+ Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project LUH still not ready to restore IT systems By admin – November 29, 2016 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre Crime Prevention Officer Sgt Paul Wallace says there are ways of marking equipment, and he’s urging contractors and others to ensure they do what they can to protect their property…Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/wallyclip.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Gardai are urging owners of large pieces of machinery to have them marked, as incidents of theft are increasing.The issue came to the fore after the theft of a digger and trailer from a site in St Johnston at the weekend.The equipment was the property of Gortlee Sales and Hire.Its owner is James Brown…Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/jamesclip-.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restoredlast_img read more

Ireland’s in for the “long haul” in Covid-19 fight

first_img Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Ireland’s in for the “long haul” in its fight to suppress Covid-19, according to the Taoiseach.Micheal Martin told his parliamentary party last night the UK variant is increasing the disease’s reproductive number by zero-point-five and is slowing the decline in case numbers.He also told members that reopening schools and construction will be the priority during Level 5, and he expects the numbers in hospital to be around 800 by the end of the month.Infectious disease consultant at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin, Eoghan De Barra, says Covid-19 will be around for some time to come:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/debarra7am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Google+ Ireland’s in for the “long haul” in Covid-19 fightcenter_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic AudioHomepage BannerNews Previous articleLargest amount of assaults on health staff in North WestNext articleDonegal ‘crying out for investment’ to finish Finn Harps stadium News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest By News Highland – February 4, 2021 Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Independent – Dessie Sheils

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – February 4, 2015 Facebook Twitter Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleSinn Fein – Pádraig Mac LochlainnNext articleIndependent – Niamh Kennedy News Highland A person with a vision for ending Donegal’s isolation with rapid advancements in proper transport infrastructureLong term investment in education and job creation in DonegalStrategic investment in Donegal tourism and agricultureWhat Ireland needs now: New ethics and anti-corruption legislation which will actually be effective in dealing with political corruptionAn end to austerity politics – stop taxing people unfairly and improve public servicesRelief for persons in mortgage difficulties and relief packages for persons whose homes have been affected by flood damage and mica contaminationETHICAL HONEST POLITICIANS who will listen to the Irish electorate when they say they don’t want water charges; when they say they don’t want our sick people left on Hospital trolleys; when they say they want political accountability and justice. WhatsApp I am running under the campaign slogan of:“Honesty is always the best policy”.I am a 39 year old solicitor, author and County Councillor married with one child, Dessie Jnr. My background is that I studied law at University College Dublin (UCD) and trained as a solicitor before setting up my own practice in Letterkenny in 2004 where I have been working ever since withan expertise in Property and related litigation, Planning and Local Government Law and a particular interest in fighting corruption. During my time in Dublin, I also lectured in law at TrinityCollege University. I am the author of the book ‘Abuse of Process: Unjust and improper conduct of Civil Litigation in Ireland’, published in May 2002 (Foreword by the then Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Ireland, Mr Justice Ronan Keane).My political background/career to date is very briefly:I am an independent County Councillor, elected in May 2014.  I have never been a member of any political party and never will be.Since joining Donegal County Council I have not taken any expenses and have focused on highlighting important issues for the electorate.For example, I have been seeking accountability for the flooding at Letterkenny General Hospital, have been investigating tendering irregularities and have highlighted the need for a proper independent planning complaints process in Donegal.I have highlighted various water related issues such as proceedings being taken by the Environmental Protection Agency against Irish Water, Lead and asbestos pipes which need to be removed form the public water supply system, the fact that 45% of all public water is presently leaking from our public water system and the fact that Irish water and the whole water charges scheme has been a costly botched job from day one and should be scrapped.   I have opened up the public funding system at County Council level to all community groups – previously this was no advertised publicly but after I highlighted this it in the media it will form now on be publicly advertised.I have been highlighting repeatedly the difficulties Donegal people face in having to travel for cancer care services to either Galway or Dublin – healthcare is a major issue in Donegal and we need to end the scandal of patients on hospital trolleys .  I have also highlighted various transport infrastructural matters and the need for great advancement in that area to end Donegal’s geographical isolation.       These are taken from my campaign leaflets: What Donegal needs now:A truly independent honest TD who will put Donegal first before any political party – party politics don’t workSomeone who will prioritise investment in improved healthcare services in Donegal and who will support staff and patients at Letterkenny University Hospitalcenter_img Google+ Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further News Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Independent – Dessie Sheils Google+last_img read more