More face masks could be made in Donegal – Sweeney

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – April 6, 2020 There are calls for a concerted effort to manufacture face masks in Donegal, possibly using the facilities of closed factories in the county.Donegal Aontu representative Mary T Sweeney says at the weekend, a number of consultants said the specifications for face masks should be published so they can be made locally, and she believes that could be done in a coordinated way.She wants Donegal County Council, the IDA and former staff with the relevant skills to assess if any existing facilities could be safely used for the manufacture of masks………..Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/MaryT.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Google+ Previous articleCovid-19 Assessment Hub to be provided in LetterkennyNext articleAn Post launches service to check in on people cocooning News Highland WhatsApp Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ More face masks could be made in Donegal – Sweeney Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

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Donegal public targeted in bogus hospital tests payment scam

first_imgA heartless con artist is targeting ill people claiming they owe money for hospital tests.A number of people across Co Donegal have received the bogus calls claiming they owe cash to Letterkenny University Hospital.The caller claims that the person is due to have tests results shortly but must pay for the tests to be carried out before the procedure. It is understood a number of people have been conned out of various sums of cash.How the tricksters got the contact details of the victims is not yet known.However, a hospital spokesperson said they had nothing to do with the calls.A statement said “The hospital never asks for credit card details over the phone or payment in advance. “If staff from the hospital contact a patient about an appointment, they always identify who they are, what Department they are calling from and carry out a three-point verification check to make sure that they are speaking to the correct patient.”A Garda spokesperson said they were aware of the calls and warned people not to give credit card details over the phone.Donegal public targeted in bogus hospital tests payment scam was last modified: August 12th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:alerthospitalletterkennypaymentsscamlast_img read more

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Narada sting case: No video evidence of Mukul Roy accepting money does not prove anything, says arrested IPS officer

first_imgNarada tapes scandal: CBI takes Mirza to Roy’s house for face-to-face questioning Senior IPS officer S.M.H. Mirza, arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the Narada sting case on Monday, broke his silence for the first time after the scam surfaced and said that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukul Roy’s statement that there is no video of him accepting money “does not prove anything”. ”The investigation will prove whether he has taken money or not,” Mr. Mirza told a television channel while being produced before a city court. The court, after hearing counsels representing both CBI and the IPS officer, remanded him to judicial custody till October 15. Also Read BJP leader Mukul Roy appears before CBI in Narada sting video case  Mr. Mirza said that there has been a “confrontation” as both Mr. Mirza and Mr. Roy were made to sit together and questioned by CBI officials. On Sunday, Mr. Mirza was taken to the central Kolkata apartment of Mr. Roy and asked to demonstrate how he handed over the money to Mr. Roy as claimed by him. The process was videographed as well.”Investigation will prove that. That he is not in the video does not prove anything… He (Mr. Roy) is seen speaking over telephone,” Mr. Mirza said when asked by a journalist that Mr. Roy has denied accepting any money from him.  The Narada news videos, shot in 2014 and made public ahead of 2016 Assembly elections in West Bengal, showed senior Trinamool Congress leaders accepting bundles of cash from journalist Mathew Samules who posed as a representative of a fictitious company, Impex Infrastructure. Also Read  In March 2017, a Division Bench of the Calcutta High Court ordered the CBI to take over the Narada case. While Mr. Roy, one of the most influential Trinamool Congress leaders then, is not been seen accepting any cash in the purported videos, he could be heard telling the sting operative, “You talk to Mirza”. Mr. Mirza, who was posted as SP of Bardhaman, is seen accepting bundles of cash in the Narada video.  Mr. Roy was questioned by the CBI on September 28 and September 29. The CBI officers arrived at his residence to recreate how he allegedly handed over the money to Mr Roy.last_img read more

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X-Blades ‘Wild Thing Sprint’ Promotion

first_imgTouch Football Australia’s (TFA) official footwear sponsor, X-Blades, has a fantastic deal to start the year of promotions through the TFA website and newsletter.  X-Blades has yet another great deal for TFA members, this time on their Wild Thing Sprint boots. With every purchase of the Wild Thing Sprint, TFA members will receive a special pack valued at $75 which includes a Blades Training Shirt, Gym Sack and Cap (please see attached image).To take advantage of this great deal, please visit the X-Blades online shop and enter the code ‘TFAWS’ at the checkout. In the comments section of the checkout specify what size Training Shirt you would like (S-3XL).To visit the X-Blades online shop, please click on the following link: www.bladesfootball.com.au/shop Stay tuned to the TFA website for more great promotions from X-Blades. Related Filestfa-pack-promo-jpgRelated LinksWild Thing Sprintlast_img read more

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10 months agoSunderland owner fumes over Maja situation as Newcastle, Huddersfield circle

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Sunderland owner fumes over Maja situation as Newcastle, Huddersfield circleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSunderland face having to cash in on Josh Maja this month.Owner Stewart Donald is furious that Maja’s agent has now advised him not to commit his future to the Black Cats.”Yesterday (Thursday), Josh asked to see Jack to say he will sign,” the chairman wrote on social media.”Today (Friday) I got a call from Sky TV saying he won’t sign. Josh advised (us) that his agent has said don’t sign, but no courtesy to tell the club.”Also, we offered what the agent indicated! Busy January ahead.’ But he later added: ‘He wants to sign it, the agent has said don’t! Stay behind him and don’t get on his back – we will try and change his mind.”Newcastle, Crystal Palace and Huddersfield have been monitoring his situation. last_img read more

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8 days agoNapoli owner De Laurentiis: Insigne must change his attitude

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Napoli owner De Laurentiis: Insigne must change his attitudeby Carlos Volcano8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis insists there’s no issues with coach Carlo Ancelotti.And he says Lorenzo Insigne must change his attitude.“In recent days I’ve seen it all in important newspapers, even if no-one reads newspapers anymore,” De Laurentiis told Sky Sport Italia.“I didn’t fight with Ancelotti, he can stay here for another 10 years. In cinema, my relationships, like my one with [director Carlo] Verdone, last a long time.“I’m all for the exclusives, when you want everything right away but get it all wrong.“Insigne’s an excellent sportsman, but he must stay calm, change his attitude and lay off certain things.“He’s always had an attitude of discomfort in Naples. I understand him, I protect him and I like him a lot, but he’s always found his situation in Naples to be uncomfortable.“Therefore, I just want to say that he needs to calm down and become a more peaceful person, but that’s his problem. Neither Raiola nor Ancelotti can resolve that.“He’s a great player and he can be in good form or bad form. If he’s less so, it’s up to the Coach not to play him.“Insigne can’t come out cracking jokes or with an ‘almost’ defiant attitude. The Coach is a family man, 60 years old, and won’t tell you to get lost because he’s three times your age.” last_img read more

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Pirates Kidnap Eight Seafarers from German MPP Ship

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Op Atalanta/EUNAVFOR Armed pirates have abducted eight crew members from a German multipurpose (MPP) ship at the Douala Anchorage, Cameroon.On late August 14, 2019, the 2002-built ship MarMalaita was attacked by pirates, Hamburg-based shipping company MC-Schiffahrt confirmed.After boarding the vessel, pirates kidnapped eight out of the vessel’s twelve crew members.“We have assembled our emergency response team and are doing utmost to deal with the case, in cooperation with all relevant authorities and crew managers,” MC-Schiffahrt said in a statement.An investigation into the incident has been launched, IMB Piracy Reporting Centre separately said.The 10,600 dwt MarMalaita was built by Damen Yichang in China and flies the flag of Antigua & Barbuda, VesselsValue’s data shows.As of August 19, MarMalaita is still moored at the Douala Anchorage, according to the cargo ship’s AIS data provided by MarineTraffic.last_img read more

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CBS investigates misconduct claims following report on CEO

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – CBS says independent members of its board of directors are investigating personal misconduct claims after reports that the company’s chief executive, Les Moonves, is the subject of an upcoming New Yorker story detailing sexual misconduct allegations.The media company says it takes all allegations of personal misconduct seriously. It says the independent directors are “investigating claims that violate the company’s clear policies in that regard.”CBS did not name Moonves but said it issued the statement Friday in response to the upcoming New Yorker article.Shares in CBS tumbled when the reports of the misconduct allegations began to circulate around noon Friday, as investors worried that Moonves might be forced to step down. They closed down 6 per cent, the company’s worst one-day loss in more than six years.last_img read more

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Food Carnival you cant afford to miss

first_imgGastronomes get ready because the Culinary Art India is back and this time it promises to be bigger, better and tastier. Hosted by the Indian Culinary Forum and Hospitality First in association with ITPO, the 14th edition of annual food event will be a five-day affair starting from March 12 (today). Food enthusiasts will be seen making a beeline for Lounge B, Gate No 1, Pragati Maidan where the culinary festival will be staged alongside Aahar International Fair. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainOne of the most loved food-related festivals, Culinary Art India is known for its thrilling competitions among the chefs in different categories like Plated Appetizers, Contemporary Sushi Platter, Plated Desserts, Authentic Indian Regional Cuisine, etc. This year too, chefs – experienced and newcomers – will lock horns to win coveted prizes at the Indian Culinary Art Challenge. Hundreds of senior and apprentice chefs from across the country are gearing up to compete on an internationally-modeled platform at this mega food carnival. Visitors will also get to witness the display of culinary excellence by renowned chefs. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardBudding chefs would be delighted to know that the Indian Culinary Forum has decided to open up more categories for them in this edition. Till last year, there was only one category open for students but the keeping in mind the number of participants and their incredible skills and talent, the CAI will now allow them to compete in three more categories including plated appetizers, three course set dinner menu, desserts and enthusiastic hobby cooks categories. By hosting this annual festival, the CAI aims to establish a professional platform where culinary professionals across India can display their individual and combined skills and creative talent, and also learn, share experiences and collaborate with each other in a purely businesslike and competitive environment. The event that culminates on March 16 will recognise and felicitate excellence in the culinary art in India and the competitions will be judged by renowned chefs. Noted Chef Satish Arora will be presiding as the Chairperson of the jury in this year’s competitions while Chef Sireesh Saxena will be the organising secretary. Chef Devinder Kumar, President, Indian Culinary Forum said, “It gives me immense pleasure to announce the 14th Culinary Art India, a professional culinary challenge where chefs are given a platform to demonstrate their culinary skills as well as help them improve to meet international standards. I would like to assure all participants and members of total transparency through structured rules, regulations, systems and panel of WACS certified judges.” Chef Vivek Saggar, General Secretary of Indian Culinary Forum said, “This year’s event will be the biggest ever with newly added categories and an expanded competition venue, to be accredited by a panel of internationally acclaimed judges. The budding chefs, who are the future of the industry, especially will get more opportunities to compete and win.” Culinary Art India 2019 challenge will see the participation of chefs in 14 different categories.last_img read more

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Big B loves when Aaradhya destroy his working desk

first_imgMumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says his granddaughter Aaradhya likes to come and destroy his working desk, and that brings immense joy to him. Aaradhya is daughter of Abhishek and Aishwarya. His daughter Shweta has two children — daughter Navya Naveli and son Agastya. Big B opened up about his grandchildren when he appeared on the season finale episode of “Starry Nights 2.Oh!”, read a statement. “I’ve loved all of them. When I want to spoil my grandkids, I am so authoritative that their parents dare not oppose me,” Amitabh said. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka “Aaradhya will still come and destroy my working desk, as she wants to use this pen and wants to write things and wants to play with the laptop. It brings immense joy and is a beautiful experience,” he added. Asked whether anything changed after Aishwarya joined the family, Big B said: “Nothing has changed for us, it was like one daughter left and another one came in.” Talking about his memories from the past and his iconic dialogues, Amitabh said: “The dialogues do not seem as finesse as today’s generation pulling incredible scenes with ease, but I am happy that my fans still like it.” He added: “There are a lot more ladies on the sets today, in our time there were just two — the leading lady and the mother. Today, it’s absolutely wonderful to see these young girls working in all kinds of departments.” The episode will air on Zee Cafe on Sunday.last_img read more

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