Police arrest 24 year old man in connection with sudden death of 19 year…

first_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Police arrest 24 year old man in connection with sudden death of 19 year old woman in Omagh By News Highland – August 20, 2017 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleInishowen Football League – Sunday 20th AugustNext articleKevin Eves on his National Tarmac Championship win News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Police in Omagh have arrested a 24 year-old male in connection with an investigation into the sudden death of a 19 year-old woman yesterday afternoon.The man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of Class A and B controlled drugs and also supplying and being concerned in the supply of Class A and C controlled drugs.Police say he is currently helping with enquiries into the sudden death of a 19 year-old woman yesterday afternoon in the Meelmore Drive area of omagh.Detective Constable Una McKenna says: “We know drugs are a real concern for local communities and we understand the misery they can cause to communities, families and to those who get involved in taking them.”“We will continue to disrupt and arrest those involved in the sale and supply of drugs, bring individuals before the courts and work with communities and partner agencies to reduce the threat of harmful and illegal activity.”Anyone with any information is asked to contact Police in Omagh on the non-emergency number 101. WhatsApp Google+center_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more

Minds in the making

first_imgGive a man a fish and he will eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime. That’s the guiding principle of the Harvard Achievement Support Initiative (HASI), which seeks to increase learning opportunities for young people by arming teachers, parents, and community partners with techniques and resources that boost student achievement.Enabling all students to fulfill their full potential is paramount for any school system, but can be a challenge in a district as big and diverse as Boston’s. HASI endeavors to support learning opportunities for Boston’s young people by providing school grants and professional development programs that strengthen the link between out-of-school time and the classroom, empowering schools and families to engage students on a whole new level.“By having teachers and parents take on responsibility for the work, you’re getting them invested,” said Tamara Blake, principal of the William E. Russell Elementary School in Dorchester, Mass., which has worked with HASI for the past three years. “If don’t engage them, they’ll never take ownership and the program will only last as long as Harvard is working with us. We need to make sure that these strategies continue, that this work continues, regardless.”HASI is also an integral part of Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino‘s StepUP initiative, an innovative partnership among Boston-area universities and select Boston Public Schools (BPS) working collaboratively to support student achievement. Through StepUP, HASI seeks to enrich learning by providing schools with research-based professional development, grants, and standards-aligned materials and activities.HASI’s extensive work in Boston is composed of two key programs: SmartTALK, designed to improve the quality of academic programming in out-of-school time through the use of hands-on learning centers, coaching support and ongoing professional development for staff; and Mind in the Making, a national program that translates the science of how children learn to real-world practice in early care and education.SmartTALK activities now take place in 26 Boston schools, serving nearly 1,000 schoolchildren each year and providing professional development activities for hundreds of staff and school volunteers. Last year, HASI staff provided more than 330 hours of on-site SmartTALK coaching support for teachers, staff, and administrators at nine StepUP schools.“SmartTALK lent itself nicely to what we try to do here,” Blake said of her school. “It helped our students engage in more academic talk with their teachers; they could express themselves better.”In the past three years, HASI has also formed a mutually beneficial relationship with Boston’s City Year Program, a corps of young people committed to a year of full-time service.  Since 2007, HASI has provided learning materials, professional development, and regular coaching to the City Year members running the afterschool program at the Agassiz School. HASI officials have also conducted professional development sessions for Boston’s entire City Year cohort.“We’ve gotten all this coaching and materials,” O’Connell said. “We wouldn’t be as good without it.”Programs in which after-school staff members have integrated SmartTALK materials and practices report that students are developing better organization and study skills; have become more effective problem solvers; are better able to talk about and show others what they know; and can work more effectively in groups.“HASI’s work gives us the ability to make after-school time more fun and engaging,” said Stephen O’Connell, one of the 10 City Year corps members assigned to the Agassiz School in Jamaica Plain last year.A key element of HASI’s engagement in schools is a series of family nights held throughout the school year designed to engage parents in their children’s education. Parental involvement in learning is a critical factor in promoting student success, according to a recent report by the Harvard Family Research Project, which found that children whose parents help them with homework and have high academic expectations do better in school. More than 2,700 parents and children have attended SmartTALK Family Events, participating in learning activities and taking home materials designed to advance learning at home.For parents like Graciela Sosa of Roslindale, the combined efforts mean that her children’s learning doesn’t stop when the school day ends. All three of her children attend the after-school program at the Agassiz School, where HASI-trained City Year volunteers help them with homework and engage them in educational games that draw upon what they’re learning in school. Thanks to the SmartTALK family nights, Sosa says she’s better equipped to help them at home.“My kids want me to be a part of what they do in school, and this helps me keep in touch with what they’re doing,” she said.HASI continues its mission to improve student achievement in Boston through Mind in the Making (MITM). Developed by the nationally known Families and Work Institute (FWI), MITM offers a first-of-its-kind approach to translating what we know about how young children really learn to practical application in program practice. The work of nationally known experts from Harvard University is featured in video-based learning modules.Last year, HASI sponsored the launch of a new MITM group at the Haynes Early Education School and completed a two-year project at Ellison/Parks Early Education School in Mattapan.Achievement gaps can start as early as pre-kindergarten, when more affluent students with well-educated parents and access to learning materials arrive at school with better developed reading skills than their peers. To overcome this and build strong reading skills in all students, early childhood education teachers like the ones at Ellison/Parks need to understand child development, said Principal Nora Toney.Over the course of two years, all 50 teachers and paraprofessionals at Ellison/Parks participated in regular MITM training sessions.“The teachers looked forward to it,” Toney said. “It really helped them look more closely at the social and emotional development of children.”Serving nearly 200 students in Boston’s Mattapan neighborhood, students at Ellison/Parks personify many of the challenges that educators face when trying to ensure academic success for all students. Children at Ellison/Parks come to school speaking more than 10 different languages, and almost half are considered limited-English proficient. Nearly 80 percent of students at the school receive free or reduced lunch, a common poverty indicator.In MITM, teachers learned how to understand and practically apply two key research findings: 1) learning, especially in the early years of life, takes place in the context of nurturing relationships with caring, trusting adults; and 2) social, emotional, and cognitive learning are inextricably linked.“They learned that we cannot think of students as anything other than a child who needs extra support,” Toney said.As the MITM course went on, Toney noticed changes in her school. Teachers became invested in their students’ success in a new way. They interacted differently with their pupils. Standards rose.“It helped make things clearer in terms of why we do what we do,” she said. “I didn’t have to do as much background explaining…. And now that they understood exactly what a child of a certain age is capable of, their expectations rose. They pushed students to the next level.”At their last session at Ellison/Parks, HASI facilitators asked participants to share some of their thoughts on what they’d take away from the two-year MITM engagement. One teacher’s response: “I realized that it is necessary to be a reflective and caring teacher, and to be mindful of the impressions I make on children’s lives each day because they will remember it.”last_img read more

Vermont State Colleges Professional Employees Vote For Union

first_imgVermont State Colleges (VSC) professional employees voted to unionize with the American Federation of Teachers’ Vermont affiliate,United Professions of Vermont (UPV).In two elections administered by the Vermont Labor Relations Board, a majority of employees who voted, voted to be represented by the UnitedProfessions of Vermont/AFT. In a 75 to 28 vote the Professional, Administrative, and Technical employees voted in favor of unionization andin a 30 to 14 vote the Supervisory employees voted for the union. The election took place at the four campus based State Colleges: Johnson State College, Lyndon State College, Vermont Technical College, and Castleton State College.United Professions of Vermont/AFT already represents all the full-time and part-time faculty at the Vermont State Colleges.United Professions of Vermont/AFT has been working with the VSC white collar workers for well over 18 months as they have sought to organize for improved compensation, protections against benefit cuts, and for a voice in the decision making process.United Professions of Vermont/AFT petitioned the Vermont Labor Relations Board for representation in May of 2001 and went through a lengthy hearingprocess before the Board to resolve unit disputes between the employer and the union.Today’s election at the Vermont State Colleges comes one year after United Professions of Vermont/AFT successfully organized the entire full-time faculty at the University of Vermont. In addition to representing over 1700 higher education professionals in Vermont, United Professions of Vermont/AFT also the registered nurses at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, and the teachers and staff at Mill River High School.last_img read more

Governor Wolf, DEP Announce More Than $2 Million in Mosquito Control Grants to 30 Pennsylvania Counties

first_imgYork$133,326.20 Lancaster$72,695.00 Greene$10,159.95 CountyAmount Philadelphia$275,598.50 Lawrence$44,000.00 Lebanon$65,203.00 Berks$54,830.72 Delaware$119,790.40 Bucks$155,132.00 Cambria$86,195.00 Northumberland$179,519.00 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Allegheny$174,995.50 May 04, 2017 Governor Wolf, DEP Announce More Than $2 Million in Mosquito Control Grants to 30 Pennsylvania Counties Northampton$48,999.00 Beaver$62,2019.70 Blair$28,830.52 Franklin$59,034.00 Lackawanna$49,464.00 Erie$36,741.45 Montgomery$169,357.80 Dauphin$90,658.70 Lehigh$99,507.50 Luzerne$72,632.20 Environment,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Results,  Zika Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) awarded more than $2 million in grants to Pennsylvania counties to survey and control mosquitoes that vector West Nile (WNV) or Zika virus. Monitoring for WNV began May 1, 2017; monitoring for Zika virus will begin on June 1.“I am pleased that we are once again able to partner with Pennsylvania counties to conduct this surveillance and control of mosquitoes, which can carry diseases that pose a serious risk to human health,” said Governor Wolf.DEP annually partners with counties to cover the costs associated with surveying and controlling mosquitoes that can carry WNV, and for 2017, Zika virus. DEP and county programs use a combination of education, surveillance, source reduction, and environmentally responsible insecticides to reduce the risk of WNV and Zika virus.“DEP is committed to preventing the spread of mosquito borne disease in Pennsylvania,” said Acting DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “County governments use this grant funding to identify and control mosquitoes associated with West Nile and Zika virus using the safest, most effective integrated pest management practices available.”The grants, funded by the General Fund, were developed in consultation with county officials and are largely based on the historic occurrence of mosquito species that can carry WNV and/or Zika virus.  The most common species of mosquito that carries Zika virus, Aedes aegypti, has not been found in Pennsylvania since 2002, however another species that can carry the virus, Aedes albopictus, is prevalent in southern Pennsylvania counties, especially in the southeast. Mosquitoes that can carry WNV are found in all 67 counties.In 2016 there were 16 confirmed human cases of WNV in Pennsylvania. There were no cases of Zika virus that were the result of local transmission; Zika cases in 2016 were all travel related.Simple, commonsense preventative measures are critical in reducing mosquito populations. DEP encourages Pennsylvanians to remove standing water from their property and use insect repellents outdoors to prepare for mosquito season and prevent infection.Birds can be carriers of WNV, and DEP tests dead birds for WNV to determine the virus’ presence in the environment. To report a dead bird, file a mosquito complaint, or for more information about WNV, visit www.westnile.state.pa.us or call 717-346-8243. Zika virus is not carried by birds. For more information on Zika virus, please visit www.health.pa.gov.Grants by County: Monroe$45,000.00 Centre$44,000.00 Lycoming$56,740.00 Fayette$95,248.72 Chester$98,459.60 Adams$70,499.80 Westmoreland$98,889.68 Cumberland$69,842.20last_img read more

Bell credits sponsors’ input for success

first_imgBell credits sponsors’ input for successBelieving Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ) made a big Brand Jamaica impression at the recent Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, California, the organisation’s executive director, Lorna Bell, moved to credit corporate sponsors, supporters and the Government for helping to actualise that outstanding showing.Jamaica returned home last week with 29 medals from the July 25-August 2 summer showpiece.Prior to that, SOJ was the recipient of a $10-million donation from telecommunications giants Digicel to assist in their travel and accommodation.While Digicel’s donation was the leading sponsorship, other companies and organisations like the Jamaica Constabulary Force, with its Law Enforcement Torch Run, also raised $2.5 million. The Sports Development Foundation (SDF) also donated $2 million, while team gear worn by the athletes was supplied by sportswear company Puma.”We couldn’t have done it without them … Digicel, the Law Enforcement Torch Run, Puma and of course the Government of Jamaica,” Bell told The Gleaner.She was speaking at the official welcome/celebration press conference for the team’s arrival, held at the Pineapple Room at The Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston.”Well, I am hoping that after all this exposure with ESPN, ABC and, of course, Jamaica … no one will be left behind. Let us all work together as a team. Let us all work together as a family and get all these children involved in all that is happening,” she continued.Bell added that the only low point with Team Jamaica at the Games was that they were not together all the time.”Three sports were at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) and the other five were at USC (University of South California), so we couldn’t have got to see each other, as we would want to cheer on each other, but Jamaicans came out, they supported us, and I really have to thank those people overseas also,” stressed the executive director.last_img read more

Red Bluff grad Etzler lauded on the field and off

first_imgAtherton >> Red Bluff High School graduate Bryce Etzler was recognized in April for her performance on the diamond for the Menlo College softball team and off the filed for character.The Menlo College Oaks set a program record with 31 wins and the Golden State Athletic Conference recently announced its 2017 All-GSAC team, which includes Etzler and three of her teammates. Etzler put up a stellar season in a return to the diamond following an injury-riddled 2016 campaign, according to the …last_img

What are the Giants trying to do at the Winter Meetings?

first_imgLAS VEGAS–As their vision for 2019 continues to take shape, the San Francisco Giants hope to meet with Scott Boras, the agent representing free agent superstar Bryce Harper.Even with veteran starters returning on the left side of the infield, the Giants also plan to meet with Dan Lozano, the representative for power-hitting shortstop Manny Machado.Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi has an extensive offseason shopping list and a busy itinerary in Las Vegas, but he’s indicated …last_img

East African data cable lands in KZN

first_imgIts 1.4 terabits-per-second system design capacity, coupled with its two fibre-pair configuration, equips EASSy with the highest capacity of all undersea cable systems along the east coast of Africa. According to a report by ITWeb this week, the cable will make its way from Mtunzini past Mozambique towards Tanzania, where it will connect to the other half of the cable, which is being built from Port Sudan on the north-eastern coast of Africa. In all, there are nine EASSy landing stations, in Sudan, Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Comoros, Madagascar, Mozambique and South Africa, with shore-end landings having taken place so far in Mozambique and Sudan. “EASSy is one of the elements of Telkom’s cable investment strategy and is a key step towards the process of establishing a Telkom fibre ring capability around Africa,” Telkom’s Alphonzo Samuels said in a statement last week. Telkom is the South African landing partner for the cable. “Ultimately, we believe that EASSy will also go a long way towards increasing Africa’s bandwidth capacity, affordability and create increased diversity and fibre redundancy between South Africa and Europe as well as within East Africa.” Interconnection with various other undersea international cable systems will enable traffic on EASSy to seamlessly connect to Europe, North and South America, the Middle East and Asia, thereby enhancing the east coast of Africa’s connectivity into the global telecommunications network. The East African Submarine Cable System (EASSy), a 10 000km undersea fibre-optic cable system that will link countries along the continent’s eastern coast to the rest of the world, has landed at Mtunzini on the northern KwaZulu-Natal coast and will start service by August 2010. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Improving African connectivity 17 February 2010 “EASSy is routed from South Africa to Sudan, linking the coastal countries of East Africa,” Samuels said. “An extensive backhaul system linking landlocked countries to the coastal countries has been developed and is at various stages of completion.” Telkom’s cable investments included the trans-Atlantic COLUMBUS3, SEA-ME-WE3 (South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe), SAT3/WASC/SAFE (South Atlantic Telecommunications/West Africa Submarine Cable/South Africa Far East), EASSy, EIG (Europe India Gateway) and WACS (West Africa Cable System). “EASSy further increases the robustness of Telkom’s international bandwidth offerings and portfolio,” Samuels said. “Together with other undersea cables and/or land-based fibre routes, EASSy creates redundant fibre access prospects into East Africa.” “Our investments are geared by the participation of other operators and we firmly believe that investment sharing translates to better unit costs and improved customer prices,” said Samuels. Telkom cable investmentslast_img read more

Trade deal reached with Japan

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The United States and Japan have reached a trade agreement on agricultural and industrial tariffs and digital commerce, signed by President Trump and Japanese Prime Minster Abe Sept. 25.Under the agreement, Japan will place the same level of agricultural tariffs on U.S. goods as it places on other countries through trade agreements. By way of example, the 38.5% tariff on U.S. beef will fall to the 26% placed on beef from Australia, Canada and the European Union. Some other foods such as duck, geese, turkey peaches, melons and more would enter duty-free.“Japan is a top export destination for Ohio grains and meat and we are encouraged that a deal has been made to expand access to their market,” said Jon Miller, president of the Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association. “Japan is also an important market for future ethanol exports and we look forward to providing them a clean-burning, high-octane fuel.”It may take effect as early as Jan. 1, 2020. There is no action by the U.S. Congress necessary, as this is not a full trade agreement that involves substantive changes to existing U.S. law. Many other issues, contained in a “Phase 2” negotiation, will be dealt with in future talks with Japan.“Japan is American agriculture’s fourth-largest export destination and vital to the livelihood of hundreds of thousands of farms and the families who live on them. We export nearly $13 billion a year in agricultural products to Japan, even as we continue to face steep tariffs on many exports,” said Zippy Duvall, American Farm Bureau president. “This agreement, once signed, will lower tariffs and put U.S. farmers and ranchers on a level playing field to compete in Japan with countries that participate in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. That’s good news.“The time for trade wars has come and gone. We are thankful the administration has reached this deal and we urge trade negotiators to achieve many more like it. Farmers and ranchers need to get back to doing what they do best: feeding a hungry world that needs what they produce.”last_img read more

MOL Confirms Ownership Split of Four Yamal LNG Carriers

first_imgzoom Japanese shipping major Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) said today that China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited will take an equity stake in MOL’s wholly owned subsidiary that will own four LNG carriers serving the Russia Yamal LNG project.COSCO Shipping informed earlier this week that the group’s board of directors had approved the acquisition of 50% stake in four LNG vessels intended for the Yamal LNG Project from MOL, but did not provide many details on the move.According to MOL, the ownership will be split 50%-50% between MOL and China COSCO Shipping. MOL has already signed long-term charter contracts for the four 174,000 cbm LNG carriers through its wholly owned company in June this year.The ships are intended for delivery and deployment on Yamal LNG project in 2019 and 2020 onwards, and will transport LNG transshipped by the project from Europe.This is the fourth joint LNG project involving MOL and China COSCO Shipping, following one for ExxonMobil, involving a total of four vessels which were delivered from 2015 through 2016, another for SINOPEC with six vessels to be delivered from 2016 through 2018, and the ice-class LNG carriers for the Yamal LNG project, with three vessels to be delivered from 2018 through 2019.The total number of vessels co-owned by MOL and China COSCO Shipping will be increased to 17 in 2020 when all vessels including those in latest project are in service.Separately, Russian natural gas producer NOVATEK, the majority shareholder in the Yamal LNG project, signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement with the Chinese National Petroleum Company (CNPC).Under the deal, the parties committed to cooperate in implementing the Arctic LNG 2 project, as well as collaborating in different segments of the LNG and natural gas markets, including LNG trading and gas infrastructure development. “Our companies already have a history of effective cooperation, including the successful implementation of the Yamal LNG project. We believe our strategic cooperation agreement will further enhance our mutual relationship as well as open up new opportunities for both companies, utilizing our experience in implementing LNG projects combined with the enormous opportunities in the Chinese market, one of the most perspective gas markets globally,” Chairman of NOVATEK’s Management Board, Leonid Mikhelson, said.last_img read more