Caiseal Mara security guard attacked in Moville

first_img Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – December 7, 2018 Facebook Twitter Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA AudioHomepage BannerNews Caiseal Mara security guard attacked in Moville A security guard hired after an arson attack on a hotel due to accommodate asylum seekers in Moville has had a brick thrown through his car window.The man wasn’t injured in the incident, which happened on Foyle Street at around 8 o’clock last night.He was hired to work at the Caiseal Mara hotel in the town after it was set on fire just days before a group of asylum seekers were due to begin moving in.Earlier on the Nine til Noon Show, Senator Padraig Mac Lochlainn said the government must take some of the blame for what happened………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/podbrick.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Previous articleLUH Manager says Winter Plan will benefit the hospitalNext articleValue for money must be key in delivery of rural broadband – MacSharry News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

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To advance sustainability, fight inequality, researcher says

first_img Toxic inequality Related Research points to racial disparities in lead risk, and a model for action Unless social and economic inequalities are addressed, sustainability efforts in urban centers will likely stall or never take hold, according to a new Harvard study.Authored by Robert Sampson, the Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences, the study suggests that technological approaches must be accompanied by efforts to reduce those inequalities, create strong, long-lasting neighborhood social networks, and foster greater citizen interaction with government if sustainability projects are to be successful. The research is described in a recent paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.“With the advent of big data and explosion in computing power, there’s been a great deal of attention paid to the notion of ‘smart cities’ that coordinate the operation of the various municipal systems, like power, energy, water and transportation,” he said. “While that is important, it needs to be balanced with the social structure of cities.”Drawing on multiple studies conducted in Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles, Sampson was able to identify a handful of ways in which inequality affects sustainability, and to develop a theoretical framework and tools for how to measure whether efforts to confront it are effective.“The inequalities we’re talking about here are more than just economic,” Sampson said. “They’re also racial, in the sense of the social isolation of particular neighborhoods, which in turn is related to problems like violence.”How do problems like violence and social disengagement affect sustainability?“These things are all corrosive to the social structure, and that is deeply, in and of itself, part of a sustainable community,” Sampson said. “One example I use in the study is the country of Colombia. The war there has gone on for decades, and was so severe that it undermined the ecological stability of the entire country because the government was unable to take action on sustainability. If you think about the bandwidth of a society or of a neighborhood, these fundamental ruptures in the social structure — violence, fear, withdrawal, isolation — they matter to sustainability.”It isn’t only the social structure of neighborhoods or nations that can be undermined by inequality — differences in government investment and perceived legitimacy can also leave long-lasting scars. “This is crucial because technological systems depend on the interaction of citizens,” Sampson said. “The extent to which citizens are reporting not just emergencies, but quality of life issues like building conditions, illegal garbage dumping, or rat infestations is an indicator of the extent to which people are trusting of the state.”As part of the Boston Area Research Initiative, Sampson and colleagues analyzed more than a million calls to both 911 and Boston’s 311 system for non-emergency issues like graffiti, broken street signs, and potholes, and found that usage of both varied widely by neighborhood.“This pattern is related to what we call legal cynicism,” Sampson said. “Citizens in communities that have been subject to severe concentrations of poverty and have seen the withdrawal of services … they tend to be mistrustful of official authority.“We have seen this play out across the country in recent years with regard to police shootings,” he continued. “But there is also a correlation between that inequality and a lack of reporting on health and other sustainability issues in these neighborhoods.”In an effort to quantify how various factors affect sustainability from city to city and neighborhood to neighborhood, Sampson and colleagues developed “ecometrics.” The approach is designed to measure everything from citizen engagement to the existence and health of informal social networks, and the implications for sustainability.“Our approach is partly driven by the kinds of data we’re now seeing,” Sampson said. “We’re talking millions of records, but the data that are being generated are mainly for administrative purposes … so the raw data themselves are almost uninterpretable.”As an example, he said, residents of Beacon Hill may report more instances of graffiti than other neighborhoods, but more reports don’t necessarily reflect more graffiti.“It doesn’t automatically mean Beacon Hill residents are more pro-social,” Sampson said. “And it may not mean there is more graffiti in their neighborhood — it could simply indicate that they are more likely to report instances of graffiti because of successful past experiences with reporting.“We don’t know what’s going on just from the number of reports — there’s no context,” he said. “What we’re trying to do is take that data and produce a meaningful indicator … so we can make comparisons and understand what one area may be doing that another isn’t.”last_img read more

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Saint Mary’s files response to Cervelli lawsuit

first_imgInterim College President Nancy Nekvasil informed the community that Saint Mary’s has filed a response to former College President Janice Cervelli’s lawsuit in an email Monday afternoon.The response will remain sealed.“Our Board of Trustees decided to keep the response under seal as the College continues to honor the confidentiality of employment agreements and stands by our employment contract with Ms. Cervelli,” Nekvasil said in the email.Later in the statement, Nekvasil said that the school is remaining focused on its mission of educating women and is hopeful for the future of the College and its incoming class, particularly after this past weekend when they hosted their annual event for admitted students — Meet Me at the Avenue.“After meeting and speaking with many of those women, I can tell you our future is bright, and we can expect to enroll an exceptional class of future Belles,” Nekvasil said.Tags: cervelli lawsuit, Nancy Nekvasil, President Cervelli, Saint Mary’s Admissionslast_img read more

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Apoyo de alcance estatal para el Grupo de trabajo del Gobernador Wolf y el Vicegobernador Fetterman para las disparidades de salud

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter African American Affairs,  Asian Pacific American Affairs,  Español,  Latino Affairs,  Press Release,  Public Health El Gobernador Tom Wolf y el Vicegobernador John Fetterman anunciaron el miércoles la creación del Grupo de trabajo de respuesta a la COVID-19 para las disparidades de salud, que ayudará a identificar la manera en que la pandemia afecta a las poblaciones minoritarias y vulnerables del estado. El Grupo de trabajo para las disparidades de salud, que está a cargo del Vicegobernador Fetterman, preparará recomendaciones para que el Gobernador aborde las consecuencias a corto y largo plazo de la pandemia de COVID-19 en las comunidades minoritarias y vulnerables del estado.El Grupo de trabajo para las disparidades de salud fue elogiado por líderes locales, legisladores y defensores, entre ellos, los siguientes:Representante Stephen Kinsey, Presidente, Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus“Apoyo plenamente las medidas adicionales que el Gobernador Wolf toma para reducir las consecuencias descomunales que la COVID-19 tiene en las personas de color. Su administración ha hecho un gran trabajo en el manejo de esta situación inesperada y espero que este grupo de trabajo ayude a disminuir la propagación de la COVID-19 en nuestras comunidades. Pennsylvania no podrá sanar de esto por completo hasta que todos estemos a salvo”.Senador Sharif Street, Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus“Aplaudo el liderazgo continuo del Gobernador Wolf durante esta crisis de salud sin precedentes. Históricamente, las disparidades raciales han existido en todos los niveles de la sociedad estadounidense como síntoma del racismo estructural sistémico que persiste. No sorprende que las comunidades negras, morenas y latinas se hayan visto afectadas por la pandemia de COVID-19 de manera desproporcionada. La creación del Grupo de trabajo para las disparidades de salud es una medida necesaria para proteger a todos los residentes de Pennsylvania”.Representante Madeleine Dean, Comisión de para mujeres de Pennsylvania“Me complace que el Gobernador y el Vicegobernador hayan creado este grupo de trabajo necesario, ya que ha quedado por demás claro que necesitamos comprender mejor la manera en que este virus mortal afecta a nuestras comunidades étnicas. Esta semana mantuve una conferencia telefónica con líderes de la comunidad afroamericana y latina al respecto. Expresaron su interés por el objetivo que este grupo de trabajo busca abordar, incluido el énfasis en la recopilación de información, el acceso a la salud y el enlace. Agradezco al Gobernador Wolf y al Vicegobernador Fetterman por su liderazgo y espero con interés las conclusiones y la orientación del grupo de trabajo para combatir esta pandemia en pie de igualdad y mantener a nuestro pueblo seguro”.Charles J. Hooker III, Presidente y Director Ejecutivo de Keystone Human Services“Keystone Human Services apoya la labor del Grupo de trabajo para las disparidades de salud mientras abordamos los efectos de la pandemia de COVID-19. Como proveedor de servicios para la discapacidad intelectual, la salud mental y el autismo, Keystone Human Services resalta la necesidad de abordar el aumento de la financiación y el apoyo a los trabajadores de primera línea, muchos de los cuales pertenecen a minorías. Es hora de abordar la necesidad de pasar a un salario digno para estos trabajadores esenciales y vemos al Estado de Pennsylvania y al gobierno federal como nuestros socios en la tarea de mejorar los salarios de los profesionales de apoyo directo ahora y en el futuro”.Nelly Jiménez, Directora Ejecutiva y CEO de Acción Comunal Latinoamericana de Montgomery County (ACLAMO)“Todos dicen que estamos juntos en esto, pero las desigualdades y la falta de acceso a los recursos que sufren las comunidades minoritarias ha resaltado las consecuencias catastróficas que esta crisis tendrá en las familias que servimos. No podemos estar ciegos ante el hecho de que nuestras comunidades se verán afectadas de manera desproporcionada. Tenemos que reunir información y crear un plan a largo plazo para hacer cambios sistémicos que incluyan y afecten positivamente a nuestras comunidades ahora durante la crisis y en el futuro”.Dra. Vasu Singh, miembro de la Comisión Asesora del Gobernador sobre Asuntos del Pacífico Asiático Americano y miembro de la Junta de la Asociación indio-americana de Lehigh Valley“Las comunidades API (isleños del Pacífico asiático) enfrentan múltiples retos debido a las barreras idiomáticas, culturales, sociales y económicas. Estos obstáculos se traducen en disparidades de la salud, lo que hace que las comunidades API sean más vulnerables a la pandemia de COVID-19. Como mencionó la Dra. Rachel Levine, falta información vital sobre el desglose de la raza en aproximadamente el 70% por ciento de la información que hemos recibido sobre la COVID-19. La comunidad API tiene una necesidad especial de contar con información exacta y específica de la comunidad, ya que con demasiada frecuencia nuestra información médica se agrupa como isleños del Pacífico asiático, allanando las necesidades de salud muy diferentes que existen entre los asiático-estadounidenses cuyas familias han estado en Estados Unidos durante 250 años, y las comunidades de refugiados que se restablecieron aquí en los últimos años.“Como asiática-estadounidense, médica y líder comunitaria, apoyo firmemente la decisión del Gobernador Wolf y el Vicegobernador Fetterman de formar un Grupo de trabajo de respuesta para las disparidades de salud frente a la COVID-19. Esta iniciativa nos ayudará a centrarnos y llegar a las comunidades API de manera individual para ayudarlas a superar los obstáculos y para que el estado aborde los problemas de salud específicos de cada comunidad”.Ver esta página en inglés. April 17, 2020center_img Apoyo de alcance estatal para el Grupo de trabajo del Gobernador Wolf y el Vicegobernador Fetterman para las disparidades de saludlast_img read more

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Shot, man lands in hospital

first_imgCuervo’s neighbor who was onlyidentified as a certain Moroy Sembran was tagged suspect. The suspect then fled onboard amotorcycle. It was not immediately established what was the motive in theincident. Officers of the Ilog municipal policestation conducted a manhunt against Sembran./PN BACOLOD City – In Barangay Dancalan,Ilog, Negros Occidental, a man was shot. center_img The 48-year-old Vigilio Cuervo wasrecuperating at the Lorenzo Zayco District Hospital in Kabankalan City. Hesustained two gunshot wounds on the body, a police report showed. According to police investigation,Cuervo was having a conversation with a woman whose name was withheld when Sembranfired at the victim around 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 14. last_img

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Ashley not seeking to sell up

first_imgMike Ashley is not actively looking to sell Newcastle. Press Association Above all else, Ashley is a businessman and the chance to make a profit on a club in which he has since invested in excess of a further £130million is one which would prove difficult to resist. However, the fact remains that there are no offers on the table and none in the pipeline. Ashley has, of course, twice tried to sell Newcastle – once in the wake of Kevin Keegan’s departure from his second spell as manager, and then again following relegation from the Barclays Premier League at the end of the 2008-09 season with fans in open revolt on both occasions. However, at neither point did any party come remotely close to clinching a deal despite fevered speculation, with even an ill-fated mission to the cash-rich Middle East failing to smoke out a buyer. Having taken the club off the market for the second time in October 2009 with then manager Chris Hughton and his players engaged in what would prove to be a successful battle to drag it back into the top flight at the first attempt, Ashley drew a line in the sand and set about the task of rebuilding it. The watchword for he and managing director Derek Llambias was “stability”, and although the going has been far from smooth – the decisions to rename St James’ Park as the Sports Direct Arena and to strike a sponsorship deal with payday loans company Wonga were particularly badly received – the trend was largely upward until last season. Newcastle finished fifth and won a return to European football at the end of the 2001-12 campaign, but struggled over the line in 16th place 12 months later with manager Alan Pardew baring the brunt of supporter frustration, but Ashley and Llambias finding themselves in the firing line too over their distinctly limited involvement in the transfer window. However, a new pantomime villain strode on to the stage when Joe Kinnear was handed the role of director of football, prompting Llambias’ exit. Several hundred supporters attended a meeting on Monday at which a motion was passed calling on Ashley to get out. But until such time as a sizeable cheque is sitting in the billionaire’s bank account, he will continue. center_img The sportswear tycoon’s critics were boosted on Wednesday by a report claiming the club is on the market once again. However, Press Association Sport understands that while any prospective buyer could open the door to a deal by tabling a suitable offer, Ashley is not attempting to offload the business he bought six years ago as a matter of urgency. Indeed, that has been the situation since the day he completed a £134.4million takeover during the summer of 2007. last_img read more

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