Chemical & Allied Products Plc ( Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgChemical & Allied Products Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Chemical & Allied Products Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Chemical & Allied Products Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Chemical & Allied Products Plc (  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileChemical & Allied Products (CAP) Plc manufactures and sells a range of paint finishers for the coatings sector in Nigeria under the Dulux and Caplux brand name. Products in its coatings range include vinyl silk, vinyl matt, vinyl soft sheen, eggshell, high gloss, weathershield masonry and special effect finishes. Emulsions, gloss and textured variants are sold under its Caplux brand. The company distributes and sells its product range through Dulux Trade and Caplux outlets in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. The company also produces a fire protection range which includes fire retardants, fire retardant coatings, fire stopping materials and fire extinguishers. Chemical & Allied Products Plc is a subsidiary of UAC of Nigeria Plc. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Chemical & Allied Products is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The Rugby World Big Quiz of the Year

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS IF YOU missed this quiz in the January edition of Rugby World, why not test your knowledge of the game now. It’s out of 100, with a point for each correct answer unless otherwise stated. So get those brain cells going and see how many you can get right!A. CLASS OF 20141. Which five players were nominated for World Rugby’s Player of the Year award? (5)2. Who dropped two goals in the 2014 RBS 6 Nations?3. Name the two try-scorers in England Women’s World Cup final win over Canada. (2)4. Jonny and Richie Gray (below) were the first brothers to both score tries in a Test for Scotland since who? (2)5. What was the score when Ireland beat New Zealand at the Women’s World Cup? (2)6. Which home nations player was listed as ‘unattached’ for the autumn Internationals?7. Who was the top point-scorer in the 2014 Rugby Championship?8. Name the Wallabies’ two coaches in 2014. (2)9. Why did Aaron Cruden miss a flight to Argentina in September?10. Who did Jérôme Garcès send off in the 2014 Six Nations after reviewing the big screen?11. Who was the only person nominated for both a World Rugby (IRB) Player and Try of the Year Award in 2014? Total: 19ptsB. PICK & MIX1. Why was Dave Attwood’s selection for the New Zealand game in November in doubt?2. Who became a world champion and had a No 1 hit single in 2014?3. What’s the IRB’s new name?4. What links Stuart Lancaster and Blackadder’s Rowan Atkinson?5. What was the name of Thom Evans’s partner on Strictly Come Dancing?6. Which two Wales players got married on the same day in July 2014? (2)7. Which Hollywood star owns Sam Burgess’s old club, South Sydney Rabbitohs?8. Which Welshman had a Twitter spat with One Direction’s Niall Horan?9. Which active serviceman made his England debut in November?10. Which current All Black got rejected on Tinder for being too short? Total: 11ptsC. BODY PARTSCan you identify the eight players from these close-ups? Two points for each correct answer. Total: 16ptsD. RWC RECAP1. Who scored the first try at both the 1987 and 1991 Rugby World Cups?2. Which two countries has ex-All Black John Kirwan coached at a RWC? (2)3. Who was the top point-scorer at RWC 1991?4. Marc Ellis holds the record for the most tries in a RWC game. How many did he score?5. What is the only ground to have staged two RWC finals?6. Who was the only man to play every minute of England’s 2007 World Cup campaign?7. What’s the biggest winning margin in a RWC game and which teams played in it? (3)8. Name the four players to play at fly-half for New Zealand at RWC 2011. (4)Total: 14pts Want to know how you’ve done? For all the answers, click here.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. And to find out how to download the digital edition, click here. E. BADGER’S BLANKSFill in the missing word in these classic Nick Cummins quotes. Three points for each.1. “My old man woke me up in the morning. He was going off like a bag of —-.”2. “We were all sizzle and no —-, now we’re off like a bride’s nightie.”3. “The boys were on it like —- at a tip.”4. “You’re as tough as —- lips.”5. “We were going off like a raw —-.”Total: 15ptsF. CLUB TOGETHER1. Who scored the winning try for Northampton in the Aviva Premiership final?2. What club scored the most tries in last season’s Pro12 (regular season)?3. What club ended Clermont Auvergne’s unbeaten home run?4. Which city have Wasps moved to?5. Why did Bryan Habana have to apologise after the last Heineken Cup final?6. What was the aggregate score of the 2014 Greene King IPA Championship final? (2)7. Which Saracen captained England U20 to victory in the Junior World Championship final?8. Who kicked the last-minute penalty in Waratahs’ Super Rugby final win over Crusaders?9. What clubs do the following play for: a) Gareth Anscombe b) Johnnie Beattie c) Ben Te’o d) John Afoa (4)Total: 13ptsG. GUESS WHOName the players (and coach) pictured below. Two points per correct answer. Total: 12pts Here’s your chance to test your rugby knowledgelast_img read more

Ireland beat Scotland in eventful Six Nations clash in Dublin

first_imgSunday Mar 11, 2012 Ireland beat Scotland in eventful Six Nations clash in Dublin Ireland scored four tries as they put Scotland away with a 32-14 Six Nations victory in Dublin on Saturday. The match will be remembered for a few stand out moments, including a horrific head knock to Scotland back Lee Jones. Jones, who collided with Andrew Trimble as the Irish winger came in to make the tackle, was knocked out cold instantly. He was stretchered off and spent the night in hospital, but appears to be stable after a ‘severe concussion’, and will travel home on Monday.Tries were scored for Ireland by captain on the day Rory Best, Eoin Reddan, Andrew Trimble and Fergus McFadden, while Scotland’s only try came from the brilliant second rower Richie Gray.Gray, at 6ft10, galloped through a tackle before throwing a perfectly timed dummy on the way to the tryline. Scotland winger Max Evans was later yellow carded for a tug on Keith Earls that perhaps prevented a try being scored, and star winger Tommy Bowe was penalised over the tryline for a double movement in the second half.“You can look at the TMO one, you have to release the player in the tackle, but we will take the four tries and move on,” said coach Declan Kidney.“I think our decision-making is getting better all the time, when to move it, when to play position. We are asking more questions of the opposition. When we’ve lost matches we didn’t get overly despondent; just because we’ve won one, we’re not going to get overly excited.“We will enjoy tonight but will not get carried away because we know we have to be in Twickenham on St Patrick’s Day,” he added.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Ackling Cook Bothy / Reiach and Hall Architects

first_imgCopyAbout this officeReiach and Hall ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentHousesUnited KingdomPublished on July 27, 2011Cite: “Ackling Cook Bothy / Reiach and Hall Architects” 27 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSafety Window Films in Associated Watch and Jewelry BuyersFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MWindowsAir-LuxSliding Windows for High-Rise BuildingsSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60Manuals & AdviceSikaFirestop SystemsMetal PanelsAmerican MetalcraftRainscreen – RS300Curtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWaste Containers / Recycling BinsPunto DesignLitter Bin – PapilonSound BoothsFramerySoundproof Phone Booths – Framery OneCarpetsnanimarquinaRugs – ShadeMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Ackling Cook Bothy / Reiach and Hall ArchitectsSave this projectSaveAckling Cook Bothy / Reiach and Hall Architects Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•United Kingdom United Kingdom Save this picture!Courtesy of Reiach and Hall Architects+ 27 Share “COPY”center_img “COPY” Houses Architects: Reiach and Hall ArchitectsText description provided by the architects. The bothy is a refurbishment and extension of a remote cottage carried out for two artists, Roger Ackling and Martin Cook, and their families. The extension, clad in black charred timber slats, lies as a shadow behind the main house, whose accommodation has been opened up in section and plan to provide a bright, modern living space. The stone cottage is of the landscape, and rests in the landscape, with no conscious boundary or garden. Save this picture!Courtesy of Reiach and Hall ArchitectsRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsRoger’s work centres around drawing, drawing by means of the sun. He burns exquisite marks and patterns, using a magnifying glass, on pieces of found wood. The wood is always jetsam. Once useful but now discarded these pieces are rediscovered as works of art. Save this picture!Courtesy of Reiach and Hall ArchitectsReiach and Hall viewed the existing bothy almost as building jetsam, a once useful shelter that has now been abandoned. The architectural challenge was about how to renovate this shell and how to extend it on a limited budget in a remote location. Save this picture!Courtesy of Reiach and Hall ArchitectsThe concept for the new extension is a shadow on the hill. Imagining enlightenment from the North, a shadow is cast southwards from the basic bothy form. This idea combines notions and passions about Scotland and the North coupled with an understanding and reference to Roger’s work.Save this picture!Courtesy of Reiach and Hall ArchitectsProject gallerySee allShow lessPrentice Women’s Hospital by Bertrand Goldberg Listed as Illinois’ Ten Most Endanger…ArticlesRoll it Experimental Housing / University of KarlsruheArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily Ackling Cook Bothy / Reiach and Hall Architectslast_img read more

85 Sheltered Housing Units for Senior and Public Facilities /…

first_imgPhotographs:  Adrià Goula, Jordi Castellano Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeGRND82OfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingPublic ArchitectureSagrada FamiliaBarcelonaSpainPublished on April 25, 2016Cite: “85 Sheltered Housing Units for Senior and Public Facilities / GRND82” 25 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFaucetsDornbrachtKitchen Fittings – EnoWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXPleated ShadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodBlumer LehmannCNC Production for Wood ProjectsMaterials / Construction SystemsCaneplex DesignPoles – Tonkin BambooFibre Cement / ConcreteTegralFibre Cement Slate Roofing – Thrutone Endurance SmoothMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?拥有与众不同公共设施的公寓楼 / GRND82是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Spain “COPY” Area:  8925 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 85 Sheltered Housing Units for Senior and Public Facilities / GRND82 CopyHousing, Public Architecture•Barcelona, Spain Save this picture!© Adrià Goula+ 50 Share “COPY” ArchDaily Projects Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaSave this picture!© Adrià GoulaThese terraces condense the life inhabiting them. They expose the domestic activities of the users to the city beyond, like the central courtyard of the houses of the Algerian Kashba translated onto the vertical plane. Each user makes the space their own. The collection of actions and activities of the inhabitants remains integrated in the volume of the building through the interior position of the terrace. The architecture is saturated with daily life, and shows itself to the city as such. White covers everything, from the individual curtains to the façade as a whole, unifying the building like the snow on the distant horizon.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Jordi CastellanoProject gallerySee allShow lessDeventer Town Hall Interior / atelier PROSelected ProjectsCollage House / S+PS ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Carrer de Can Travi, 08035 Barcelona, Barcelona, EspañaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Year:  Architects: GRND82 Area Area of this architecture project Housing Photographs Manufacturers: AirfalPromoter:Patronat Municipal de l’HabitatgeStructure:BaseDos S.LInstallation:Consulting Lluís Duart S.LRunning Address:Carles Bima Bima & Partners SLProject Management:Sergi Serrat, Roberto GonzálezBuilding Company:Construcciones San JoséBudget:€ 6.962.222,33Architects In Charge:Sergi Serrat, Ginés Egea, Cristina GarcíaCity:BarcelonaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Adrià GoulaRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Fiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinText description provided by the architects. The mixed program of housing and facilities was determined by high economic restrictions that obliged us to maximize the best part of the site: the spectacular views of Barcelona and the ocean beyond. Orientation and topography defined the initial design. Facilities resolve the topographic jump and become a platform from which the south-facing housing units rise in an L-shape.Taking advantage of the Mediterranean climate, each unit is provided with a large terrace that organizes the program of the space. This terrace is understood as an empty space, an excavation of the white mass of the building volume. Its size exceeds the scale of the apartment inside and establishes direct dialogue with the rest of the building as well as the city. The units alternate floor to floor, thus forming across the façade a staggered chessboard pattern of white and black that cloaks the building in a distinctive texture. ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2009 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 85 Sheltered Housing Units for Senior and Public Facilities / GRND82Save this projectSave85 Sheltered Housing Units for Senior and Public Facilities / GRND82last_img read more

Migrants in ICE jails launch hunger strikes

first_imgAn 11-person delegation representing FIRE (Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere) visited the South Texas Human Rights Center in Falfurrias, Texas, on June 30.Sixty im/migrant prisoners began a hunger strike July 17 at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in the Bristol County House of Corrections complex in North Dartmouth, Mass. Another 72 prisoners joined this bold action on July 20. These detainees, some undergoing removal proceedings and others awaiting deportation, are protesting the deplorable conditions of their captivity.Chief among their complaints are “nearly nonexistent medical care, inedible food, abuse from facility employees and exorbitant commissary prices,” says a press release issued July 19 by Families for Freedom, a multinational, New York-based immigrant rights organization and mobilizing center for migrants fighting deportation.Detainees called the group’s hotline to ask for help in publicizing their protests over the facility’s terrible conditions. They say the food served them is not nutritious and often rotten, and they are ignored if they get food poisoning. It can take up to two weeks to get needed medical care, if it’s provided at all. One prisoner with a broken hand has not seen a doctor for three weeks. People having seizures get no care, and those needing medications don’t get them.Hunger strikers report that showers and bathrooms are full of mold. Phone and commissary prices are double — or more — the cost outside the prison, but the facility’s food is so bad that detainees must buy food at the canteen. They report being subjected to racist and other verbal abuse by guards, as well as inhumane treatment, including guards laughing at prisoners who faint from hunger.Families for Freedom reports: “Bristol County House of Corrections is a facility with a history of mistreatment” and high suicide rates. “Sheriff Thomas Hobson, a Trump fan, is known for his exceptional brutality, misconduct, including receiving kickbacks from prison telecoms and his proposal to use prison labor from his county to build Trump’s border wall.” (Press release, hunger strikers’ Call to Action succinctly lists their demands for proper medical care, nutritious food and essential hygienic equipment and services. They ask supporters to advocate for them by calling the following officials to ask that their demands be met: Bristol County Detention Facility at 508-995-6400 and Acting ICE Field Office Directors Thomas Brophy and James Rutherford at 781-359-7500. Women migrants resist!Across the country, im/migrants are protesting horrendous conditions of their captivity through whatever means they can. Women migrants held at the Port Isabel Detention Center, a prison-like ICE facility in Los Fresnos, Texas, have intense feelings of isolation, grief and anxiety, exacerbated by separation from relatives, especially their children. The women are even cruelly prohibited from hugging each other for comfort. Yet they have found ways to resist.Some women at Port Isabel are objecting to the lack of telephone calls with their children by staging rolling hunger strikes. Most women have only been allowed a few calls. The Intercept blog reported that as of July 18, about 15 women had been alternating fasting days for two weeks — not eating for two days, after which another group fasts for two days.Debbie Nathan, Intercept’s reporter, spoke with 24 women detainees, including one who had not been allowed to call her child for several weeks. After her two-day hunger strike, this woman was permitted three calls. Despite being threatened with placement in solitary confinement if they fast, a number are courageously doing it anyway.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Journalist reported missing for the past month, feared dead

first_img Reports Kloueu Gonzreu, a local correspondent with the Ivorian News Agency(Agence ivoirienne de presse, AIP, a state agency), has been reported missingfrom the Toulépleu region (in western Côte d’Ivoire) since 11 January 2003. Reporters without Borders urges the authorities to launch a serious and impartial investigation. October 29, 2020 Find out more Organisation February 13, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist reported missing for the past month, feared dead Côte d’IvoireAfrica News November 27, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire Help by sharing this information Côte d’IvoireAfrica Receive email alerts Kloueu Gonzreu, a local correspondent with the Ivorian News Agency(Agence ivoirienne de presse, AIP, a state agency), has been reported missingfrom the Toulépleu region (in western Côte d’Ivoire) since 11 January 2003.According to several sources, he was reportedly arrested by Liberian militiamenfighting with loyalist forces and may have been executed.Reporters without Borders is very concerned and urges the authorities to launch a serious and impartial investigation to find the missing journalist. The organisationparticularly urges President Laurent Gbagbo to personally intervene in the caseand see to it that all the facts surrounding the journalist’s disappearance arefully disclosed. “Violence against journalists has been steadily increasing inrecent months. Despite repeated appeals by Reporters without Borders and otherinternational organisations, the Abidjan authorities have not taken any measuresto guarantee the safety of media professionals,” deplored Robert Ménard, theorganisation’s secretary-general.Reporters without Borders also reiterated its condemnation of certain Ivorian media outlets for their role in some of the recent violence. “Certain publications, such as Le National, Notre Voie and Notre Pays, are constantly pouring oil on the fire and seriously endangering the safety of certain persons,” noted Ménard. In its30 January issue, the pro-government newspaper “Notre Pays” published a list ofpresumed rebels. Gonzreu’s name was included on the list. The paper accused theAIP correspondent of making “remarks in support of the attackers.” Notre Paysadded that “the people of Toulépleu continue to have their doubts about thisperson.”According to information collected by Reporters without Borders, Gonzreu, the AIP’s Toulépleu correspondent, has been reported missing since 11 January. The journalist’s family says he was arrested that same day by Liberian militiamen. Several people who were arrested at the same time as the journalist were later found dead, including his 19-year-old son, Thierry Gonzreu.The journalist, aged 51, has been a correspondent for the official news agencysince July 2000. He has also taught history and geography and worked for thelocal chapter of the Red Cross.In addition, René Dessonh, a journalist from the daily “Soir Info”, was releasedon 9 February. According to his newsroom, the journalist was arrested three daysearlier by Movement for Justice and Peace (Mouvement pour la justice et la paix,MJP) rebels in the Man region (in western Côte d’Ivoire). The rebels did notgive the reporter any explanation for his release. The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa RSF_en News RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections to go further News Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election October 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

The truth about the war in “Gaza, the Black Book”

first_img RSF_en Receive email alerts In the face of such evidence, the Israeli authorities and Hamas can no longer respond with blanket denials of war crimes and block attempts to carry out international investigations.The goal of “Gaza, the Black Book” is to help people understand what Gaza’s inhabitants experienced during this three-week war. It also tries to answer the question: Who is responsible for the hundreds of civilian fatalities during the offensive? Establishing the facts is an essential first step towards rendering justice. This “Black Book” aims to help. Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists News News RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes Help by sharing this information IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders and the publishing house La Découverte have already published some ten “Black Books” on such subjects as Algeria, Cuba, China and Iraq. Bringing together eye-witness accounts and analyses and offering recommendations to those who have committed major human rights violations, these books are essential for understanding the world around us. September 24, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The truth about the war in “Gaza, the Black Book” The most important extracts from these publications, some of them not previously published in French, have been brought together by Reporters Without Borders in “Gaza, the Black Book.” IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Valuable information has been published by Israeli and Palestinian human rights organisations and by international NGOs. The media have investigated and so have the United Nations.center_img June 3, 2021 Find out more News to go further A United Nations Human Rights Council fact-finding mission headed by judge Richard Goldstone has just issued a damning report on the war crimes and possible crimes against humanity by both the Israeli military and Hamas militants during the Gaza War. But the war’s direct witnesses must also be heard and a forum must be given to Palestinian and Israeli human rights activists. WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists “Gaza, the Black Book”, 208 pp, 17 eurosIn French (English-language version pending) News Organisation May 28, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Israel What really happened between 27 December 2008 and 18 January 2009 in the Gaza Strip during the Israeli military offensive called Operation Cast Lead? Did the Israeli armed forces use weapons banned by international treaties? Did they deliberately target civilians? Did Hamas use Gaza’s civilian population as human shields? May 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

300 years of Catholic parish registers go online

first_img NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th By admin – July 8, 2015 Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson The US Ambassador says the publication online of parish records from the 18th and 19th centuries will increase the number of Americans visiting Ireland.Over 370 thousand images of Catholic registers from the 1740s to the 1880s are now available online at nli-dot.ieIts the biggest ever digitisation project by the National Library of Ireland, which up to now held the microfilm in Dublin.Ambassador Kevin O Malley says it will provide a huge boost to those looking to trace their heritage;Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Facebook Twittercenter_img Facebook Pinterest Previous articleCoroner refuses to extend Arlene Arkinson disclosure deadlineNext articleMcilroy withdraws from Open Championship admin 300 years of Catholic parish registers go online WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Twitter Google+ Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programmelast_img read more

In this small Alaskan town, 5 COVID cases meant an immediate lockdown

first_imgpinkomelet/iStockBy ABC News(SKAGWAY, Ak.) — Hours before an ABC News story about the last COVID-free counties in America published last week, one on the list, Skagway, a 1,000-person community nestled in the Alaskan panhandle, was diagnosing its first coronavirus case. Over the next three days, five people would test positive for COVID-19 in what Mayor Andrew Cremata referred to as “a community spread-type event.”“A lot of people are blaming the media, saying they jinxed us,” Cremata said.While five cases might not sound concerning in contrast to the hundreds of thousands of infections that big cities like New York and Los Angeles have reported, Skagway’s five infections prompted swift action: Local officials initiated widespread testing and a shelter-in-place directive for all residents.“You can market yourself as the community that’s COVID-free, but you also have to be realistic,” Cremata said. “I’d rather be the community that deftly handled the outbreak when it arose.”Local officials, including the mayor, city manager, police and fire chiefs had an emergency plan in place for when the first case arrived, Cremata explained. The Skagway community also rose to the occasion, he added. One of the individuals who tested positive released their name publicly to speed up contact tracing. Clinic staff worked through the weekend to provide COVID testing and send the test kits on an airplane to Juneau to be analyzed. Residents lit candles in their windows for the health care workers helping around the clock to keep everyone safe.That community effort was necessitated in part by Skagway’s remote location. The picturesque cruise ship destination, which was a major hub for tourists before the pandemic, isn’t easy to drive to and the border between nearby Canada is closed because of the pandemic. Without summer tourism, the economy is at a standstill and the population has shrunk to offseason levels.Skagway is also considered a “medically underserved area” by the Department of Health and Human Services, meaning there are too few primary care doctors for the population. There’s no hospital. If someone has a serious medical emergency, like a heart attack, they’re airlifted out by helicopter for treatment.Then there’s the reality of small-town living, where everyone interacts with everyone. “Even under normal circumstances, if somebody gets a cold in town it spreads like wildfire,” Cremata said. “With something as contagious as COVID, we had to have protocols that recognized our unique situation.”“It’s a pandemic,” he added. “It’s going to seep into every nook and cranny.”As of Tuesday, the three remaining locations on ABC News’ COVID-free counties list are Loving, Texas; Esmeralda County, Nevada; and Kalawao County, Hawaii.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more