Praise for emergency services after woman is rescued from rocks

first_img Google+ A woman who was rescued by the Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat when she became trapped on rocks while walking near Mullaghmore in Sligo has praised the emergency services in Donegal.Sarah was walking along the coastline when she realised that the tide was coming back in and the amount of seaweed along the route made it impossible to turn back.She called Malin Head Coast Guard via the 112 emergency number, and told Greg Hughes on today’s Shaun Doherty Show that the lifeboat was there within minutes…………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/rescu1pm.mp3[/podcast] Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Facebook Twitter 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report By News Highland – August 21, 2012 Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Praise for emergency services after woman is rescued from rocks Google+ Previous articleLate places available on several courses at LYITNext articleNew CS Lewis letters describe Donegal landscape as having a “sinister character” News Highland WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released News Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Pinterestlast_img read more

Historic number of African American women set to graduate from West Point

first_imgCadet Hallie H. Pound/U.S. Army(NEW YORK) — Thirty-four African American women are expected to graduate from West Point next weekend — the highest number of black women to graduate in the same class in the history of the military academy.A photo of the historic class of 2019 circulated on social media this week as students finish up their final exams.“My hope when young Black girls see these photos is that they understand that regardless of what life presents you, you have the ability and fortitude to be a force to be reckoned with,” cadet Tiffany Welch-Baker told the website Because of Them We Can. West Point was founded in 1802 and, according to the National Park Service, graduated its first African American cadet in 1877. The first class that included women graduated more than a century later, in 1980. Last year, Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams was appointed as West Point’s first African American superintendent, CNN reported.This year’s class will also include the highest number of Hispanic graduates and the institution’s 5,000th female graduate, according to ABC affiliate WABC-TV.Simone Askew made history in 2017 as the first African American woman to lead the walk-on of the Cadet Corps before that year’s Army-Navy game. Askew’s mother told ABC at the time that watching the Army-Navy game as a child inspired her to attend a military academy.In 2016, a group of 16 African American women about to graduate from West Point stirred controversy when a photo of them with raised fists surfaced. The military academy opened an investigation into whether or not the students violated the army’s rules on political expression, and later decided to take no punitive action against them.Vice President Mike Pence will speak at this year’s graduation ceremony, his second visit to the institution.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Video: Two Russian Su-24s buzz Dutch frigate in Baltic Sea

first_imgOfficials did not specify how many “approaches” the fighter jets made, but the incident is similar to the one that involved a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Black Sea in 2016. On April 11, two Russian SU-24 jets flew within meters of the USS Donald Cook in maneuvers that were deemed as unsafe and unprofessional by U.S. officials.Prior to USS Donald Cook, Canadian frigate HMCS Toronto received a similar treatment in 2014. Share this article View post tag: Su-24 Back to overview,Home naval-today Video: Two Russian Su-24s buzz Dutch frigate in Baltic Sea Video: Two Russian Su-24s buzz Dutch frigate in Baltic Sea May 18, 2017 Two Russian Su-24 fighter aircraft buzzed the Royal Netherlands Navy’s De Zeven Provinciën-class frigate HNLMS Evertsen in the Baltic Sea.The frigate is currently part of NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1 and has been operating in the Baltic Sea since joining the group last week.According to Dutch website Marineschepen, the Russian jets were closely followed by Swedish aircraft on Quick Reaction Alert duty on the NATO Baltic air-policing mission.The jets flew so close to the Dutch frigate that sailors on board were able to take photos with easily readable tail codes.Photo: Dutch Ministry of Defensecenter_img View post tag: Dutch Navy Authorities View post tag: Russian aircraft View post tag: HNLMS Evertsen View post tag: Baltic Sealast_img read more

Cherwell Pubcast Week 2: The Week in Drama

first_imgOur second week pubcast reviews the past week in Oxford drama, featuring an interview with Elizabeth Gray, writer and star of Wish I Had a Sylvia Plath. Part One: Guardians Part Two: Greek Part Three: Wish I Had A Sylvia PlathParty Four: Interview with Elizabeth Gray Check back weekly for new episodes!last_img

Oxford donor offers up to $50m

first_imgThe technology guru James Martin has offered to match every donation to Oxford University for the next year – up to a maximum of $50m.He says he hopes his pledge will enable research into the impact of technology on society, and encourage others to keep giving despite the recession.The businessman is already the University’s biggest donor in modern times. In 2005 he donated $100m to found Oxford’s James Martin 21st Century School.Martin’s latest contribution will go towards the target of £1.25 billion which Oxford has set itself in its latest fundraising campaign, Oxford Thinking. If successful, the scheme will be the most lucrative in European history.last_img read more

Student jailed over assault in Plush last year

first_imgAbdulrahman Abdelsalam, formerly a second year law student at Lady Margaret Hall, was sentenced last Thursday to nine months imprisonment for an assault occasioning actual bodily harm. The attack, which was carried out against another student, Jeanne Marie Ryan, occurred on 22nd March 2014 at the Plush Lounge nightclub. During the trial in June, Abdelsalam, of Edgware, Greater London, told a jury at Oxford Crown Court that he had attacked a woman in self-defence, and denied the allegations that he had groped her. Abdelsalam was unanimously convicted by the jury of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, but was acquitted of the sexual assault charges.Shortly after the assault had occurred, Ryan’s ”no makeup selfie” raised almost £17,000 for the Oxford Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre. The image, posted on her Facebook account over a year ago, showed her physical injuries from the incident which, last Thursday, Judge Ian Pringle concluded were the consequence of ”a sustained or repeated assault on this young lady […] the injury was serious.” He added, “I would be failing in my duty if I were to not pass a sentence today of imprisonment.” Abdelsalam’s defence lawyers had sought community service rather than imprisonment.Though Abdelsalam has been acquitted of sexual assault, questions continue to be raised about the importance of tackling the issue of sexual assault, especially towards women, during their time at university. Eden Tanner, the co-chair of operations for OUSU’s It Happens Here Campaign, a ‘campaign raising awareness of sexual abuse and violence happening in Oxford and in our University’ told Cherwell, “we appreciate how difficult the legal process can be for survivors of sexual violence, and we hope that, in this case, she is at peace with the outcome and has appropriate support. It Happens Here ([email protected]) is very happy to signpost to local support services if this case has brought up difficulties for any readers”. The Manager of the Plush Lounge, Stuart Hayle, told Cherwell today that he was ”glad the law has taken its course” and that the victim was ”brought justice”. He wished to add to this his original statement given to Cherwell last October still applied. In this statement Hayle had emphasised that these kinds of attacks were ”extremely rare” and commended Ms. Ryan’s use of ”a revolting and unprovoked attack to try and help others.”A spokesperson from the University of Oxford issued Cherwell with the following statement concerning the conviction of Abdulrahman Abdelsalam, “The University regards violent behaviour as unacceptable. Any student convicted of an offence carrying a possible custodial sentence is automatically referred to the University Proctors.” Abdelsalam‘s account continues to exist on the University’s Nexus email system.last_img read more

Weehawken High School robotics team to enter first ever competition

first_img× WEEHAWKEN–The Weehawken High School robotics team will compete at their first robotics competition Saturday, Feb. 18.The national Vex Robotics competition tasks participants with designing and building a robot to compete against other teams’ robots in a game-based engineering setting. It also employs STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts students learn in school.“Richard Barsa and Mayor [Richard] Turner are huge advocates for our STEAM program,” said Dr. Robert Zywicki, the Weehawken Superintendent of Schools.“These are the guys who made the STEAM lab happen here. When they heard that we had our first competition, they said, ‘How can we help as a team?’ One of the things they did was, they made competition shirts for our robotics team.”“We’re very proud of the robotics team,” Turner said. “It all started from the STEAM program that was set up a year ago. We wish them a lot of luck. The schools will be dramatically enhancing STEAM and technology. I congratulate the school board for putting this in place.”“It’s great to see the STEAM program finally come to fruition,” said Barsa. “We’re just doing so many different things that the kids are enjoying and it’s a great segway for college applications to have the STEAM program.”last_img read more

BETSWORTH, KELLY

first_img50, passed away at home on May 28, 2017. She was born in Bayonne and was a lifelong resident. Kelly was a manager for the Valley National Bank of Bayonne. She was predeceased by her father, Alfred Betsworth and her sister Susan Mallardi. Daughter of Catherine (nee: Spengler) Betsworth. Aunt of Stephen Mallardi. Niece of Jean and Robert Mazzarachio. Friend of Anna Marie Schiralli. Also survived by her canine companion Sunny. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity in her memory. Funeral arrangements by S. FRYCZYNSKI &SON Funeral Home 32-34 E. 22nd St.last_img read more

Press release: Ambitious Manchester can grow its number of dynamic and vibrant businesses

first_imgThe recent Budget made a number of announcements to support the the north west, helping to drive growth and prosperity for people living and working in the region.Passengers, commuters and motorists across the north west will benefit from a £770 million increase to the Transforming Cities Fund – bringing the total fund to £2.5 billion to 2023. The fund helps create new and better transport links from city centres to the suburbs.And £53 million was awarded to the north west to help address the blight of potholes.Recent stats show that the north west’s economy is performing well.There are 281,000 more people in employment in the north west than in 2010 and 93,400 more businesses.The employment rate in the north west is at a record high and exports from the north west around the world have increased over the last three years, and were worth £28.7 billion last year. Addressing a group of local success stories, Liz Truss will say that many businesses could benefit from new plans being worked on to help encourage business expansion.Sir George Iacobesu, who helped develop Canary Wharf, is working with the government to progress and develop proposals for up to ten new development corporations or similar delivery bodies around the UK.These are areas which could be regenerated on a large scale, boosting the local economy by offering space for housing and offices, and also bring a network of businesses together.Successful bids could receive government funding, and Liz Truss thinks Manchester could be an ideal spot for a zone and hopes that the area will be amongst those submitting ideas.Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Liz Truss said: Manchester is one of the most spirited, industrious and ambitious cities in Britain and the businesses here are determined to work their way right to the top. The Mancunians I met today want to get on with growing their businesses. And that’s why I want the best and brightest businesses to come to the government with ideas for how they would make best use of a development corporation. These hubs could help attract quality jobs, give growing businesses the space to expand, and increase business confidence in the north even more.last_img read more

BAKO North Western raises £550 for Craft Bakers’ Week charity

first_imgBAKO North Western (BNW) has raised more than £550 for the Make-A-Wish foundation as part of Craft Bakers’ Week.Staff were encouraged to get involved in the week by partaking in a series of challenges, including piping cupcakes and taste-testing.The finale featured a doughnut-eating competition, in which the winner consumed 12 doughnuts in five minutes.Craft Bakers’ Week took place from last Monday (29 September). The seven-day celebration of craft bakery saw bakers from around the UK hold different events, promote new products, and raise money for the Make-A-Wish charity, which was this year’s chosen charity to support.Many bakers took to twitter to celebrate the week. Here is a round-up of our favourite tweets.[View the story “Craft Bakers Week in tweets” on Storify]last_img read more