Hundreds get first round of COVID-19 vaccine in Lee County

first_imgThe United Way 211 line is activated for people to call with questions related to the vaccine and its rollout in Lee County. People can call 239-433-3900 or simply dial 2-1-1.Click here to learn more. Advertisement RELATEDTOPICS Advertisement Here is a list of sites for the end of December: Monday, December 28 Estero Park and Rec Center 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd. Estero, FL 33928 2:00pm – 6:00pm Tuesday, December 29 East County Regional Library 881 Gunnery Road N. Lehigh Acres, FL 33971 9:00am – Noon 2:00pm – 6:00pm Old Bonita Spring Library 26876 Pine Avenue Bonita Springs, FL 34135 9:00am – Noon 2:00pm – 6:00pm Fort Myers Stars Complex 2980 Edison Avenue Fort Myers, FL 33916 9:00am – Noon 2:00pm – 6:00pm Wednesday, December 30 N. Fort Myers Recreation Center 2000 N Recreation Parkway North Fort Myers, FL 33903 9:00am – Noon 2:00pm – 6:00pm Lakes Regional Library 15290 Bass Road Fort Myers, FL 33919 9:00am – Noon 2:00pm – 6:00pm Cultural Park Theatre 528 Cultural Park Blvd. Cape Coral, FL 33919 9:00am – Noon 2:00pm – 6:00pmThe vaccine will be free and no appointment is required. Patients will need to bring an ID showing proof of age or a copy of an ID badge or paystub for healthcare workers, the Department of Health said. The Moderna vaccine requires a second dose to be given at least 28 days after the first dose. AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments LEE COUNTY, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health in Lee County will be giving out the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to the most vulnerable beginning Dec. 28.Dozens of cars camped out overnight on Dec. 27 to secure their spot in line. Advertisement Mobile pediatric vaccination clinic happening in Cape Coral Friday June 11, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementTags: covid-19 vaccineFDOHModerna Lee County COVID-19 vaccine site moving to North Fort Myers this month June 13, 2021 Mobile pediatric clinic provides COVID vaccines for children 12+ June 15, 2021 DOH-Collier bringing COVID-19 vaccines to homebound residents June 17, 2021 High-risk frontline healthcare workers and those 65 and older will be eligible to get the vaccine at vaccine sites. Between 300-400 doses of the vaccine will be available at each site, depending on demand.The vaccination site located at the Estero Park and Recreation Center has reached its capacity. No one else is being allowed in line on Monday. If you went to the Estero site today and were unable to get vaccinated, you must go back on Tuesday. last_img read more

‘Sudden change’ may prompt NK to use nuclear weapons on the…

first_img SHARE ‘Sudden change’ may prompt NK to use nuclear weapons on the South RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China Hamhung man arrested for corruption while working at a state-run department store By Daily NK – 2015.06.24 1:49pm The North Korean ‘sudden change’ scenariois defined as follows: for whatever reason, the North Korean regime collapsesand the joint U.S.-ROK forces stage a military intervention to resolve thecrisis caused by the absence of government or anarchy. If a situation does notcall for the intervention of the joint U.S.-ROK forces, it is not considered a“sudden change” scenario.For example, if a leader is removed by means of acoup d’état or assassination and a new government is quickly established, itmeans that the “sudden change” scenario is now over. Also a situation in whichthere is a civil war between national forces and rebels, and the nationalforces suppress the rebels or if the rebels seize control of the regime, andthere is no need for the joint U.S.-ROK forces to interfere, the situationwould not be considered a ‘sudden change’ scenario. The fall of the North Korean regime canbring about loss of governmental function, disputes and civil war, humanitariancrises, hundreds of thousands of refugees, use of Weapons of Mass Destruction [WMD], etc. More importantly,it can bring conflict and civil war to the entire Korean peninsula. If anarchyarises from the fall of the North Korean regime, there is a high probabilitythat the North Korean army will factionalize in accordance to whichever regionthey are stationed in.Each faction would either attempt to seize the centralgovernment or try to survive by battling each other for food and resources. Ina worst-case scenario, this could escalate into a full-scale war. Each factionwould engage in civil war, fighting to win, and if the situation becomesextreme, use WMD. If a civil war did break out and WMD were used, there wouldbe a colossal number of military as well as civilian casualties. A civil warwould worsen the ongoing humanitarian crises and would create mass amounts ofrefugees.  The humanitarian crises that could arisefrom a “sudden change” could be severe. If the North Korean regime collapses,the services that the government provides would disappear. If food distributionceases, there could be a famine even worse than the famine of the mid-90s,especially because food is already so scarce. Party members, governmentofficials, security officers, the residents of Pyongyang, and everyone elsethat depends on the government to distribute food and other items couldespecially suffer. Food could grow even scarcer if there is a civil war. TheNorth Korean people could suffer from famine, and these conditions could leadto poor hygiene. This combined with the scarcity of medicine can lead todisease and suffering. The collapse of the North Korean regime could bring aboutextensive human rights violations to the entire region. The North Korean peoplecould kill members of what was once the State Security Department [SSD], and soldiers andmembers of the SSD that have seized particular parts of NorthKorea could kill or abuse rebel forces. Humanitarian crises can also bring asurge of refugees to the China-North Korea and North Korea-South Korea borderareas.  The collapse of the North Korean regimecould affect South Korea as well. There is a possibility that North Korea couldattack South Korea to distract or draw attention away from any internalconflict. Or a faction could attack or even use WMD on South Korea forpolitical reasons. The regime could lose control of nuclear weapons,biochemical weapons, and WMD, and they could all be used on South Korea,causing considerable damage. China could also stage a militaryintervention. China could invade under the pretext of keeping North Koreanrefugees at bay and to control the use of WMD. China could also invade at thebehest of a faction. China’s military invasion could cause conflict between theChinese military and the joint U.S.-ROK forces and they can also oppose anyreunification plan proposed by the South. This would be a very negativescenario for reunification. The South Korean government must be readyfor what may come after a ‘sudden change’ scenario. Namely, they must beprepared for humanitarian disasters, civil war and disarming the North Koreanmilitary, taking control of WMD, mass amounts of refugees, China’s militaryintervention, and reunification. Considering the state of internationalpolitics, South Korea’s problem is not that an intervention conflicts withinternational law, but that South Korea lacks the volition for intervention andit lacks military power. The South Korean government must play a leading roleby stoutly announcing that North Korea is South Korea’s territory as the reasonfor military interference. In the reality of international politics, theU.S.-ROK alliance is the physical basis for a military intervention lead bySouth Korea. The intervention should be run in parallel by both the U.S.-ROKCombined Forces Command and by the UN. If there is a “sudden change”, theU.S.-ROK Combined Forces Command should immediately stage a militaryintervention along with multilateral troops sanctioned by the UN. The South Korean government must create anemergency plan and response mechanisms for each ministry. The emergency plan incase of a “sudden change” scenario should be distributed to each ministry andeveryone should work together with the Office of National Security to createcountermeasures and write a response manual. The emergency plan andcountermeasures should be practiced and adjustments and cooperation betweenministries have to be enforced in the long term. The main point to focus on fora response to a “sudden change” scenario is military capability. North Korea’sstrategy is to always have a stable military force, so they always at least have250,000 soldiers ready to be dispatched if needed. Thus, the South Koreangovernment does not have the military capability needed to independently stagea military intervention. This is why a promise from the U.S. government wassecured that should the situation arise, joint U.S.-ROK forces will stage amilitary intervention together. The U.S.-ROK combined forces have prepareda plan of action called “Operation Plan 5029”. It is composed of six differentscenarios including civil war after a change in the North Korean regime or acoup d’état, rebel forces taking over nuclear and biochemical weapons and/orWMD, mass amounts of North Korean defectors, humanitarian aid in case of anatural disaster, and South Korean hostages in North Korea.Both the U.S. andSouth Korea must fill out the details of Operation Plan 5029 and make sure thatthe combined forces will be able to perform the outlined tasks proficiently.The special U.S.-ROK forces must be prepared to continuously train to invadeenemy territory in case of a ‘sudden change’ scenario and must have plans tosupport and place insurgents within North Korea.Opportunities like the summit in July 2014 between the U.S. and South Korea house opportunities to open amultilateral dialogue with Japan and China to discuss North Korea’s ‘sudden change’ scenario. The South Korean government should maintain this multilateraldialogue and must establish a plan for military stability and reunification.The U.S. and South Korea should feel out Japan and China’s stance on NorthKorea through the multilateral dialogue as well. Moreover, South Korea must work togain unanimous agreement from each member country that it will take a leadingrole in intervening in North Korea if a ‘sudden change’ arises and persuadethem to agree on reunification on South Korea’s terms. Of course, the U.S. andSouth Korea must retain bilateral relations even if a multilateral dialogue isformed. center_img News AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] News Ordinary Pyongyang residents have not received government rations since mid-April Facebook Twitter News last_img read more

IIAC Conference: TMX focused on international growth

Related news Clare O’Hara IIAC Conference: Eric Sprott on $2,000 gold IIAC Conference: Is HFT the death knell for markets? IIAC Conference: Building TMX Group into a global player IIAC Conference: CEO announces launch of IIAC Hall of Fame Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords Stock exchangesCompanies TMX Group Ltd. In order to renew confidence and drive growth, Kloet is focused on shaving costs, driving innovation and building new products. This includes looking at the opportunity to offer post-trade services, new collateral risk management tools and implementing a more streamlined transaction process to help participants take costs out of their individual operations. “This will improve the overall effectiveness of our markets, since we cannot be bigger than New York, London or Hong Kong, we have to be better and more efficient,” says Kloet. In order for this growth strategy to be successful, Kloet says there needs to be a focus on maintaining a careful balance between investor protection and providing access to capital with regulatory policies that enhance Canada’s competitiveness internationally. Whether or not that would be better implemented under a new national regulator, Kloet doesn’t say. He isn’t advocating for or against federal finance minister Jim Flaherty’s most recent proposal, rather only that the framework put in place allows for growth and drives business and capital to Canada. “We need less duplication and a more streamlined approach to market evolution,” says Kloet. “We need a more efficient process for issuers to attract capital that is cost effective.” But regulatory progress alone cannot pave the way, says Kloet, as there are a number things that the investment industry can do to expand Canadian markets and the economy they support. Kloet suggests the following: > Implement programs that will encourage market activity in Canada The current regulatory framework discourages some U.S investors from buying Canadian stocks on Canadian exchanges and Kloet says this needs to change. “We believe that the free trade in securities is an area that needs renewed focus as we work together to attract more U.S investor activity to a broader segment of Canadian securities’” > Maximize the use of existing products and tools by Canadians investors Information and education sessions on products could help investors make better use of derivate products in their portfolios, says Kloet. > Support Canadian small cap companies so they can expand into large cap companies; > Encourage research & development investment to drive productivity; > Expand the size of Canada’s financial hubs and promote Canada around the world. “We need to continue to grow the pie,” says Kloet. “The opportunity that exists outside of Canada’s borders is truly tremendous.” Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Growth in 2014 and beyond will require the help of the investment industry and regulators to turn Canada’s capital markets into a major global player, says Tom Kloet, CEO of TMX Group Ltd. “As a result of technological advances, our customers are now in Mumbai, Moscow and Sao Paolo, as well as Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver,” says Kloet, who spoke at the Investment Industry Association of Canada 2013 annual conference in Toronto on Thursday. “We can compete with global players from around the world to the extent of the competitiveness of our capital markets, and attract new activity. read more

IIPT International Community Tourism Retreat, Adds Tourism Heritage & Peace Day Celebration on June 22, 2008, Kingston, Jamaica

first_imgIIPT International Community Tourism Retreat, Adds Tourism Heritage & Peace Day Celebration on June 22, 2008, Kingston, Jamaica UncategorizedJune 19, 2008 RelatedIIPT International Community Tourism Retreat, Adds Tourism Heritage & Peace Day Celebration on June 22, 2008, Kingston, Jamaica RelatedIIPT International Community Tourism Retreat, Adds Tourism Heritage & Peace Day Celebration on June 22, 2008, Kingston, Jamaica Advertisementscenter_img RelatedIIPT International Community Tourism Retreat, Adds Tourism Heritage & Peace Day Celebration on June 22, 2008, Kingston, Jamaica FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The first IIPT International Community Tourism Retreat will be held in Jamaica June 21-23, 2008 at the Jamaica Pegasus, Kingston.A special added feature of this historical event is the IIPT Community Tourism Heritage & Peace Day celebrated on Sunday June 22, 2008. Delegates will experience a Peace Service from 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Inner Peace & Wellness Presentation by Sharon Chambers – Founding Member, Jamaica Wellness Cluster and President of Positive Tourism Network with added special guest performance poets of IION Station, Indigenous Healers and members of the Wellness Cluster.There are other scheduled events that are sure to please: Sponsor/Booth holders’ presentations, prizes, community talent show and surprises.The Mighty Beestons Mento Band from Beeston Spring Village, Westmoreland delights with timeless music and will be joined by other exciting community entertainers.Contributions for this exciting programme is JA$500 for adults and JA$200 for children/students with ID. Part-proceeds of this programme will assist community tourism projects.last_img read more

Jamaica Could Host Caribbean’s First Grand Prix

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Jamaica’s annual Invitational Track and Field Meet, could be upgraded to a full IAAF Grand Prix by next year. Sports Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, told journalists and track and field enthusiasts gathered at the Puma/Jamaica Lounge in Beijing yesterday, that high level discussions were taking place to have Jamaica host the region’s first premier athletics event.She was guest speaker at the launch of the new edition of Judge Patrick Robinson’s informational publication, ‘Jamaican Athletics, a Model for the World.’Minister Grange said she believed Jamaica had done well enough in the sport and had accumulated sufficient administrative experience over decades, to be able to host such an event.“Our performances in track and field have spoken for themselves over the years. Now we must take things one step further and become a regular fixture on the annual athletics calendar. We have secured buy-in from the senior stakeholders in Jamaican track and field and we are working hard to make this happen.”She said that a working committee to move the project forward, will be established on her return to Jamaica.Minister Grange said the Grand Prix would form part of a package of sports tourism initiatives, which will seek to bring the world’s best athletes to Jamaica regularly.“We have seen here in Beijing the power of Brand Jamaica at work. There is no more exciting word in Beijing, than Jamaica at the moment. We have seen how the locals line up for photo opportunities with anybody in a Jamaica shirt; we have seen how they have sought after our pins and other memorabilia. Jamaica is the buzz word right now and we plan to fully exploit the Brand Jamaica concept, with sports at the centre.”Judge Robinson, a Jamaican who serves at the International Criminal Court at The Hague in the Netherlands, has been a track and field aficionado since his early days at Jamaica College, where he was part of the track and field team.His book provides vital statistics on Jamaica’s athletic performances over the years, offering little known facts on those who have represented the country over the years.Judge Robinson said he was moved to write the book to try and satisfy the curiosity of those who have looked on in awe, at the amazing performances by athletes from this tiny Caribbean island for decades.He presented signed copies of the book to Minister Grange and Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett. The Chinese version was also unveiled. RelatedJamaica Could Host Caribbean’s First Grand Prix RelatedJamaica Could Host Caribbean’s First Grand Prix Advertisementscenter_img RelatedJamaica Could Host Caribbean’s First Grand Prix Jamaica Could Host Caribbean’s First Grand Prix UncategorizedAugust 18, 2008last_img read more

Little Stevie Miller is No Wonder

first_img What I most want to know is what was it in the SMMUSD that happened to miller to make him such miserable human bring.Or is it because Miller was just a rotten kid who grew in to be a rotten adult in government?No disrespect intended to all human beings by asdociation. April 12, 2019 at 9:48 AM 3 Comments Great piece on a local (sadly) anti-hero. Charles Andrews says: Horatio Hornblower says: Anonymous says: Comments are closed. HomeBusinessLittle Stevie Miller is No Wonder Apr. 12, 2019 at 6:00 amBusinessGovernmentOpinionPeopleLittle Stevie Miller is No WonderJack Neworth2 years agoKrauthhammermyriadSamohiSteven MillerStevie Milletrumpunivision Recognized as America’s foremost humorist, Mark Twain did not have a terribly high opinion of humans when he said, “Man is the only animal in all of God’s creatures that is cruel. Man is also the only animal who blushes. Or needs to.” Cruel humans, however, don’t blush or have remorse because they don’t have a conscience.Speaking of Donald Trump (or as federal prosecutors in the Southern District call him “Individual-1”) he recently executed a purge of Homeland Security, God forbid there’s a real attack. This house cleaning included the firing of Secret Service Director Randolph Alles, despite Trump’s having lavished praise on the department only weeks ago.Reportedly, among Trump’s criticisms of Alles was his large ears, which prompted Individual-1 to refer to him as “Dumbo.” Imagine, Trump, the most obese president since Taft,  and with hair that looks like cotton candy, callously attacks the appearance of others.Trump’s sadistic cruelty included his mocking a severely disabled reporter to the delight of Individual-1’s rabid supporters. He also ridiculed the late Charles Krauthammer, a respected conservative commentator.As a medical student, Krauthhammer suffered a tragic diving accident which left him in a wheel chair for the rest of his life. Because he had the audacity to criticize Trump’s policies thin-skinned Individual-1 responded,   “I created an empire and this guy can’t even buy a pair of pants.” (I’m coining a new adjective, “trumpvicious.”)Speaking of white nationalists (how’s that for a segue?), that brings me to Santa Monica’s own, Stephen Miller who, at 33, has ascended to Trump’s “immigration czar.” Miller, who bears a striking resemblance to the infamous Roy Cohn, Joseph McCarthy’s hatchet man during the “red scare” of the 1950’s. After being disbarred and disgraced, Cohn became Trump’s mentor. Figures. Meanwhile, Miller even dresses like Cohn with his  retro “skinny suits” and soulless facial expressions.Stevie’s pet project is his inhumane family separation policy and putting kids in cages policies. While there’s no truth to the rumor that at Samohi Miller was voted “Most Likely to Rip Babies from their Mothers,” he’s largely responsible for doing just that.Like his boss, Miller’s an authoritarian to his core and actually said of Trump’s national security actions, “The president’s power will not be questioned.” (Wrong! The president’s power is always open to question by checks and balances and co-equal branches of government.)    Going back to his Samohi days, Miller stood out from the vast majority of his classmates because of his racist views, chiefly directed at Latinos. For example, if two students were talking to each other in Spanish, Miller would vehemently reprimand them to the effect that this is America and here we speak English!Samohi has long been famous for its diversity. Miller was famous for his intolerance. At a student government event, Miller rhetorically asked his classmates if anyone else was sick and tired of being chastised for not picking up their trash on the lunch court.  He shouted,  “That’s what we have janitors for! ” (The janitors were primarily Latino.)No wonder, Miller was unceremoniously booed off the stage. He later said he “was just joking.” Forgive me, but little Stevie doesn’t look like he’s ever joked in his life. Or smiled, for that matter.  There are a myriad of other examples of Miller’s hatred of minorities, including abruptly ending a personal friendship.  According to Jason Islas, in the summer between middle and junior high, Miller told him, “I can’t be your friend anymore because you are Latino.”As Islas told Univision, the two never spoke again. “It didn’t bother me, because the fact that Miller rejected me because I am Latino showed me he was pretty much worthless.” Ouch.In the past, I may have been a little harsh on Stevie as I recently pointed out that,  to hide his ever receding hairline, he was actually using “hair paint.” I joked his barber’s name was Sherman Williams. Meanwhile, under the hot TV lights the paint appeared to bubble and it looked like his hair was actually growing.   Kidding aside,  Islas stressed how cruel Miller could be and how he took joy in causing others misery. In that regard, he and Individual-1 are a match made in revenge heaven. Trump has even suggested getting even is better than sex. (Giving us an insight into his love-making skills, as awful as that subject is to contemplate.)   As for Miller, even some prominent Republicans can’t stand him.Senator Lindsey Graham said, “As long as Stephen Miller is in charge of negotiating on immigration, we are going nowhere.”  Senator Chuck Grassley added, “I think it would be hard for him to demonstrate he’s accomplished anything for the president.”  Personally, the nicest thing I can say about Miller is that it appears he’s stopped using hair paint.For more, Google “YouTube Stephen Miller janitors.”  Jack is at: facebook.com/jackneworth, twitter.com/jackneworth and [email protected] :KrauthhammermyriadSamohiSteven MillerStevie Milletrumpunivisionshare on Facebookshare on Twittershow 3 comments April 12, 2019 at 7:34 AM This PUKE Miller’s puss is a shining example of what to use when you run out of TP (like we’re all likely to, these days) and stranded on the porcelain throne after a productive session … 😉 March 25, 2020 at 3:02 PM Jack Neworthview all postsUber reveals finances as it gears up for IPOCitywide – Mike Kelley Foundation awards $400,000 to organizationsYou Might Also LikeColumnsOpinionYour Column HereBring Back Library ServicesGuest Author14 hours agoColumnsFeaturedNewsOpinionWhat’s the Point?whats the pointGAY PRIDE MONTH IS HERE FOR ALL OF USDavid Pisarra2 days agoColumnsNewsOpinionYour Column HereYour column hereGuest Author2 days agoColumnsFeaturedNewsOpinionYour Column HereSaving Santa Monica LibrariesGuest Author3 days agoColumnsFeaturedNewsOpinionYour Column HereBusinesses need helpGuest Author6 days agoColumnsFeaturedNewsOpinionYour Column HereSaving energyGuest Author6 days agolast_img read more

Officials Prepare for Wildfire at Libby Asbestos Mine

first_img Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. LIBBY – With cool temperatures and the occasional rain shower falling from the sky on Aug. 3, the likelihood of an out-of-control wildfire spreading across Zonolite Mountain north of here seemed unlikely.But it was on everyone’s mind in a large conference room at the Kootenai National Forest Supervisor’s Office as local, state and federal officials gathered for a large-scale tabletop exercise simulating a fire near the now shuttered asbestos mine.For years, local officials have worried about a wildfire in “Operable Unit 3,” a 47,000-acre area at the center of one of the largest Superfund cleanups in American history. Years of vermiculite mining atop Zonolite Mountain encased much of the landscape with poisonous asbestos that can cause cancer in humans through long-term exposure. In the last few years, the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Forest Service have been conducting tests to determine the health impacts of inhaling asbestos-laden ash and smoke from a wildfire.The USFS already maintains a group of specially trained firefighters who wear respirators whenever they fight fire in OU-3. On average, they respond to four fires near the old mine annually; last year, they doused two fires. None have been reported yet this year.Earlier this year, the EPA and USFS announced that they would be allocating $2.1 million to support firefighting efforts in OU-3. Part of that money will be used to ensure that there is always a firefighting helicopter nearby should a blaze break out.In the past, officials have gathered for small-scale planning sessions. At the Aug. 3-4 large-scale tabletop exercise, EPA, USFS, Montana Department of Environmental Quality and Lincoln County officials discussed how they would respond to a hypothetical out-of-control blaze dubbed “The Highway 37 Fire,” which went from a few acres to more than 4,000-acres in just a few days.“This is preparation for an event that we know will happen,” said Kootenai National Forest District Ranger Nate Gassman. “Just look at what we’re seeing in Hamilton right now.”Gassman said that every large wildfire is hectic, but one on OU-3 is even more complex because of all of the agencies and dangers involved. Chief among them is concern about asbestos-laden smoke blowing into town. EPA Project Manager Christina Progress said if a large fire starts in OU-3, air-monitoring stations would be set up around the area. The EPA would help analyze the information from those monitors and then give the information to the local health department, which then would make the call about possible evacuations.“This tabletop exercise was a great opportunity to see how we can all work together if there was a fire on OU-3,” said Nick Raines from the Lincoln County Health Department.Upon completion of the two-day exercise, officials reviewed what worked and what didn’t. Gassman said he was optimistic that the lessons learned during the tabletop exercise would be heeded when faced with a real fire.last_img read more

Man goes on trial for imprisoning and robbing 83-year-old woman

first_img A 50-year-old man has gone on trial at Derry Crown Court charged with falsely imprisoning, assaulting and stealing from an 83-year-old woman.Thomas Anthony Samuel Burke, from Eglinton Terrace, is alleged to have committed the offences in the woman’s home on the Northland Road last May.One hundred and eighty pounds was stolen from the lady who is registered blind and wears two hearing aids.A 83-year-old woman told Derry Crown Court today how she tried to fight off an intruder who had entered her home last May by attacking him with a curtain pole.50-year-old Thomas Samuel Anthony Burke of Eglinton Terrace in Derry was charged with stealing from the woman, falsely imprisoning her and assaulting her on May 20 last year.The court heard that the woman was in her home in the Northland Road area at around 8.30 p.m. when there was a loud knocking at the door. She told how she asked who it was and the person used the name of her son.Thinking it was something to do with her son she opened the door and the intruder pushed her in and pressed his arm against her throat.The woman said she asked the intruder if it was money he wanted and she gave him money from her purse but he demanded ‘the rest.’She said she tried telling him there was no more but he wouldn’t listen.The jury of eight women and four men was told that the woman grabbed a curtain pole and stuck it into the intruder’s stomach and then wrestled with him for it.She also said she brought her knee up into his groin and added that he ‘grunted but I didn’t get him hard enough.’The woman said she would never forget his face and said he was ‘horrible and dead ugly.’The court heard that while the intruder was searching through the house the woman tried to run out but he stopped her at the door and that she tried to scratch him and bite him but he hit her in the face knocking her hearing aid out.The trial is expected to last into next week. WhatsApp Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Twitter Man goes on trial for imprisoning and robbing 83-year-old woman WhatsApp News Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img Twitter Facebook Previous articleOmbudsman urges Oireachtas committee to think beyond political linesNext articleDonegal omitted from Government‘s crisis response maps News Highland Pinterest Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By News Highland – April 21, 2010 Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Councils issue joint statement urging Covid compliance

first_img Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+ Facebook Councils issue joint statement urging Covid compliance News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Google+ Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction By News Highland – April 23, 2021 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 The Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council and the Mayor of Derry and Strabane have joined together in calling for compliance and for people on both sides of the border to adhere to restrictions and stay local.The message comes as the weather is set to improve over the weekend and various restrictions have been lifted. Cllrs Rena Donaghey and Brian Tierney say with figures for COVID 19 still relatively high in both council areas, its imperative the public don’t become complacent.Statement in full -Mayors join together to promote Stay Local messageThe Mayors of Derry/Strabane and Donegal have joined together in calling for compliance and forpeople on both sides of the border to act responsibly and to adhere to the restrictions in place bystaying local.The message comes as the weather is set to improve over the weekend and various restrictions havebeen lifted. The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Cllr Brian Tierney and hiscounterpart in Donegal County Council An Cathaoirleach Cllr Rena Donaghey have warned thatfigures for COVID 19 remain relatively high in both regions and its imperative the public don’tbecome complacent and do all they can to curb the spread of the Corona Virus across the NorthWest region. The two Mayors have urged people in Derry/ Strabane and Donegal to adhere to the guidelinesintroduced by the respective governments on both sides of the border. They said that while theyappreciated there was apathy out there among the public it was important people understood thevirus is here and is still spreading.Mayor Tierney warned that restrictions were being lifted at different stages on both sides of theborder and the roll out of the vaccination programme were at varying levels and therefore it isimperative that the public continue to follow the public health guidance by staying local andadhering to social distancing guidance.An Cathaoirleach Rena Donaghey appealed to the people of the North West to be responsible at thiscritical juncture saying it was important that we continue with small cautious steps so that we canlook forward to positive and better times ahead. In a joint statement the Mayors said: “We fully understand how difficult the past year has been foreveryone. We have been separated from our loved ones, prevented from paying our respects to ourdead and restrictions placed on our social interactions, unfortunately the rate of infection in bothour Council areas continues to cause us concern. We are seeing some of the restrictions being liftedand steps taken to allow us to return to some level of normality however we are appealing to thepeople of Derry, Strabane and Donegal to continue to give us your support by staying local, avoidingunnecessary journeys and visits to beauty spots outside of your area and to continue to reduce yoursocial contacts. By working together we can hopefully look forward to a brighter future.“We are seeing some great progress in terms of the roll out of the vaccination programme and thereduced number of people being hospitalised or dying from the virus however we cant becomecomplacent and need to be aware of new variants and the fact the virus is out there and beingtransmitted through our communities. If you are out and about this weekend enjoying the sunnyweather then please keep your guard, stay local and reduce the number of people you interact with.Always social distance and remember to wash your hands, wear a face covering and be respectful ofothers so we can get through this together. By taking these steps and acting responsibly we can allplay our part in preventing the spread of the virus across our region.” Previous articleMacGiolla Easbuig warns against privatisation of social housingNext articleNews, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries on Friday April 23rd News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Security alert ongoing in Strabane

first_imgPolice are this evening dealing with an ongoing security alert in the Townsend Street area of Strabane.It is believed a suspect device was discovered at a property during searches in the area this afternoon with army technical officers currently at the scene.The incident follows the arrest of a 43 year old man in connection with ongoing investigations into suspected dissident republican activity.The man has since been brought to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite where he is helping police with enquiries.Local Councillor Patsy Kelly has spoken out, condemning the actions of those involved:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/kelly5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Security alert ongoing in Strabane By News Highland – December 5, 2017 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Twittercenter_img Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleStatus yellow wind warning issued for DonegalNext article2018 Dr McKenna Cup fixtures released News Highland Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more