Bartlett continues effort to build a youth psychiatric treatment center in Juneau

first_imgJuneau | Mental HealthBartlett continues effort to build a youth psychiatric treatment center in JuneauJuly 14, 2016 by Lakeidra Chavis, KTOO Share:Bartlett Regional Hospital. (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)When residential psychiatric treatment services for youth aren’t available in the state, children are sent out of Alaska. But Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau is trying to change that by building a treatment center in the state’s capital.Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2016/07/14RPTC.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.According to reports earlier this month, about 120 children have been sent out of state for high-level psychiatric treatment. In 2004, the number of children sent out of state was six times that. That number has dwindled largely due to a statewide initiative that ended two years ago.Bartlett Regional Hospital began planning to a build treatment center in Juneau in 2004. Now, things have changed.“A lot of the discussion was more about an acute care level of service,” said Mark Johnson, one of the hospital’s board members. “And so this kind of changes the service to a different level, and I think it takes a bit of time for that discussion to take place in the community.”That different level of service is a residential psychiatric treatment center, or RPTC, which has a longer treatment model and focuses on children who’ve experienced severe trauma and suffer from multiple mental illnesses.“There is a need, there are kids who need this level of service, it is not available in this region right now,” he said. “There’s not enough available in this state right now, and when the kids have to be sent somewhere else it’s very challenging for the families of those kids.”Although RPTC services are offered around the state, there is none in Southeast. Bartlett hopes to change that with a 28-bed facility.Sally Schneider is the hospital’s chief behavioral health officer and oversees the project, which is still in the feasibility stage.“We started looking at what is called a residential psychiatric center that allows children a longer spectrum of care, to be able to better their development needs,” she said.But running these services is expensive, and some other organizations in Alaska have tried to provide these services, then down-sized or shut down. According to the state Department of Health, the cost of providing these services has increased by 25 percent in the past 11 years, while reimbursement rates from the state have barely changed.Brita Bishop is a program manager with the state’s Division of Behavioral Health and helped coordinate the Bring Back the Kids Initiative, which helped reduce the number of kids being sent out of state.“In terms of what we’re seeing in kids who are going out of state, what we’re seeing at this point is that it’s not the kinds of children and youth that are easily served in other community programs,” Bishop said.“And so if we are going to develop additional services in Alaska, one of the things I’m concerned with is that we develop the services we actually need.”An example, Bishop said, is a child with fetal alcohol syndrome, who also suffers from intellectual disabilities and has other behavioral needs. They’d seek out-of-state services because the child’s needs are so specific.Bartlett officials will present an update to the Juneau Assembly in September. Aside from finding potential land, they’re asking if providing this type of care in Juneau makes sense financially.Share this story:last_img read more

YouTube secures music from Arctic Monkeys, Adele and SUBTRKT for streaming service

first_img More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp Tuesday 11 November 2014 4:08 pm YouTube secures music from Arctic Monkeys, Adele and SUBTRKT for streaming service Joe Hall A YouTube music streaming service to rival Spotify now seems inevitable after the Google-owned website struck a key music licensing deal. Following a bumpy negotiation process, the video streaming site has finally reached an agreement with rights agency Merlin who represent thousands of independent music labels. According to a report in the Financial Times, a deal has been agreed in recent days. YouTube will now be able to bring music from Adele, Arctic Monkeys, SBTRKT and Sigur Ros to a subscription-based streaming service. The agreement comes after YouTube deployed some aggressive tactics during heated negotiations with Merlin. In June the website threatened to start taking down videos by artists on record labels that hadn’t signed up to licensing terms for its new streaming service. Robert Kyncl, YouTube’s head of content and business operations, argued it was offering rights holders a good deal but that those didn’t think so and refused to sign up would be blocked from the platform. However, the agreement with Merlin  appears to have paved the way for YouTube to push ahead with its subscription-based streaming service with music from the world’s biggest independent artists secured. YouTube’s new service will now be launched within weeks, according to the FT. It is expected that YouTube will offer users who pay a subscription fee unlimited access to a library of songs and music videos free of charge. Earlier in the day Spotify revealed it had 50m active users, 12.5m of whom were paying subscribers. YouTube and Merlin did not respond to City AM’s requests for comment. After Taylor Swift pulled her back catalogue of music from the service, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek defended its business model by arguing it had paid out of $2bn (£1.2bn) to the music industry to date. YouTube and Merlin did not respond to City AM’s requests for comment. center_img Show Comments ▼ Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveUndoThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramUndoNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorUndoLoan Insurance WealthDolly Parton, 74, Takes off Makeup, Leaves Us With No WordsLoan Insurance WealthUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndoPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunUndo whatsapp Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

News / All three crew killed as Atlas Air 767 freighter crashes near Houston

first_imgNathan Coats Federal investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board started combing through debris on Sunday, looking for clues about the final seconds of Atlas Air flight 3591.The Boeing 767-300 freighter crashed into Trinity Bay near the town of Anahuac, Texas on Saturday afternoon, about 40 miles from its destination, Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport. The freighter was on its approach to Houston when it suddenly made a sharp descent from an altitude of 5,800 feet and crashed into the marshy bay. According to video footage from about one-and-a-half miles away that captured five seconds of the descent, the aircraft was in a steep nosedive. There are no survivors. Atlas Air confirmed yesterday afternoon that all three people on the flight had been killed. By Ian Putzger 25/02/2019center_img The company has not released the names of the pilots, while the third person on board was identified as Sean Archuleta, a pilot with Mesa Air, who was travelling in the jump seat. He leaves a six-month old son. There had been no indication of problems on board prior to the crash, but flight controllers in Houston suddenly lost radio and radar contact with the aircraft. They did not receive a distress call. According to flight tracking website FlightRadar24, the B767 dropped from 5,800 feet to about 1,300ft in nine seconds, so it was descending at 30,000ft per minute. In a news conference on Sunday afternoon, NTSB chairman Robert Sumwalt said a high priority for the investigators was to retrieve the aircraft’s black boxes. As the bay is shallow and swampy, they may be trapped in thick mud, which would muffle signals the boxes emit. It may be necessary to use divers or to dredge the area to find them. Flight 3591 was operated by Atlas Air for Amazon, flying from Miami to Houston. Atlas runs a fleet of 20 767 freighters for the e-commerce giant. Searchers at the at the crash site spotted items like bed sheets, women’s clothes and cardboard boxes. So far no manifest information has been released, but the fact that the freighter was carrying e-commerce is bound to feed speculation that undeclared and improperly packaged hazardous material, such as lithium batteries, may have been the cause of the tragedy.last_img read more

Pharmalot, Pharmalittle: Rising prices for combo cancer drugs pose a dilemma

first_img [email protected] About the Author Reprints Tags cancerdrug pricesopioids @Pharmalot Prices for cancer treatments are less affordable in low- and middle-income countries than in the US, STAT writes about a new study. Affordability was calculated as a percentage of per capita gross domestic product needed to pay for a month’s supply of the median-priced drug. Cancer patients in Australia pay 71 percent of their monthly economic output for a month’s supply, 313 percent in India, 286 percent in China, and 192 percent in the US.A Teva Pharmaceutical hydrocodone painkiller deters people who might try to crush, snort, or inject the drug to get high, but it remains unclear whether the pill would be better at preventing oral abuse, Bloomberg News tells us. A US Food and Drug Administration panel meets Tuesday to decide whether to recommend the drug, called Vantrela ER, and a Pfizer pill will be reviewed by the same panel on Wednesday.advertisement The Global Health Innovative Technology Fund reached deals with several companies to research and develop drugs for neglected diseases. The fund is a public-private partnership between the Japanese government, several drug makers, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, and the United Nations Development program. The latest partners include Otsuka Pharmaceutical, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, and Fujifilm.Federal prosecutors added new charges accusing Martin Shkreli of conspiracy for allegedly using employees and consultants to conceal his control of stock in Retrophine, a drug company he once ran, Bloomberg News reports. Last December, Shkreli was arrested for securities fraud charges in which prosecutors claimed he backdated documents, hid records, and ran the drug maker and a hedge fund like a Ponzi scheme.The pace of job-hopping among biotech execs in the Boston area is accelerating, due to scientific breakthroughs, venture capitalists bankrolling startups, and Big Pharma setting up shop, the Boston Globe says.A Mylan Pharmaceuticals biosimilar was equivalent to Roche’s Herceptin breast cancer treatment in a study of 500 patients, the Wall Street Journal writes.The FDA reported that “a large number of patients” have suffered severe burns and scars after using a migraine headache patch sold by Teva Pharmaceuticals.A Maryland appeals court ruled that Pfizer is not liable as an “apparent manufacturer” of Insulag, an asbestos-containing cement made by a company it acquired, Bloomberg News says. Good morning, everyone, and welcome to another working week. We hope the weekend was relaxing and invigorating because the usual routine has returned. And the usual frenetic pace is heightened thanks to a medical meeting for cancer researchers and a biotech conference. So time to swill a cup of stimulation and dig in. Here are some tidbits. Hope your day goes well and do keep in touch …The annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology — a sort of Woodstock for cancer researchers — is underway, and various clinical trial results are being reported. So here are dispatches concerning treatments being developed by Roche, Bristol-Myers Squibb, AbbVie and Johnson & Johnson, plus a study on aromatase inhibitors and a discussion of the promise in combining immune agonists with checkpoint inhibitors.The expanded use of combination treatments for such maladies as multiple myeloma poses a dilemma for insurers and patients due to higher prices, the Wall Street Journal writes. Adding Johnson & Johnson’s Darzalex to an older combination of two medicines proved effective in a trial, but the total cost — based on list prices and dosing in the study — would be at least $180,000 a year.advertisementcenter_img Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Alex Hogan/STAT By Ed Silverman June 6, 2016 Reprints PharmalotPharmalot, Pharmalittle: Rising prices for combo cancer drugs pose a dilemma Ed Silvermanlast_img read more

Ha: Ahn Owes Explanation for NKHR Flip-Flop

first_img North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China Ha: Ahn Owes Explanation for NKHR Flip-Flop News News SHARE Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Saenuri Party lawmaker Ha Tae Kyung has issued a stinging attack on independent presidential hopeful Ahn Cheol Soo for what he sees as Ahn’s complete flip-flop on North Korean human rights since reaching agreement with Democratic United Party candidate Moon Jae In on unifying behind a single candidate of the left.Speaking at a Saenuri Party election committee meeting in Seoul this morning, dedicated human rights campaigner Ha pointed out, “Yesterday Ahn stated his opposition to the North Korean Human Rights Act. This was in total opposition to his past stance, and was extremely disappointing.” According to Ha, Ahn’s position in yesterday’s speech runs counter to his March 4th, 2012 visit to defectors and other protestors at a hunger strike sit-in outside the Chinese Embassy, an event inspired by widespread opposition to the forced repatriation of defectors by the Chinese authorities.“After he agreed to unify with Moon, he totally changed his opinion on the North Korean Human Rights Act,” Ha noted critically, adding, “The way he changed his opinion like that is good evidence that this unified candidate concept is for neither the future of the Republic of Korea nor the Korean Peninsula, but is mere collusion to take and divide power (between them).” Conversely, “Candidate Park Geun Hye has said that if she is chosen to lead then she will promote the North Korean Human Rights Act,” Ha went on. “Ahn must now explain why he has changed his tune like this.”Ha also criticized Ahn’s general movement in the direction of the overall position of the Democratic United Party (DUP), which supports a de facto return to the politics of the Sunshine Policy era. “The DUP supports the North Korean Livelihoods and Human Rights Act, which only allows for the delivery of aid and does not regard human rights as a problem,” he said. “It is a law that includes the words ‘human rights’ but only emphasizes food aid.”center_img AvatarPark Seong Guk By Park Seong Guk – 2012.11.09 2:34pm Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest last_img read more

Organizational life (조직 생활)

first_img AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] Facebook Twitter Organizational life (조직 생활) News North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) Making an appearance in the 1960s, organizational life has long been a key part of life in North Korea. Despite its decline in recent years, organizational life at its essence includes the various rituals all North Koreans must participate in that enable the state to both control their behavior and indoctrinate them.All North Koreans must belong to a cell of at least one national organization. There are only five such organizations that every North Korean must be a member of: the Workers’ Party of Korea, the Youth Union, the Trade Union, the Farmers Union and the Women’s Union. The cells of these organizations generally consist of one or two dozen people. The cells provide opportunities for the state to both control and correct the behavior of North Koreans.Sources and more information:North Korean Economy Watch, JSTOR, The Asian Hamhung man arrested for corruption while working at a state-run department store RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img News North Korea hikes “party contributions” Russia-based workers must pay by 30-55% By Daily NK – 2019.11.10 7:15pm News News SHARElast_img read more

Jaguar Land Rover is working on touchless touchscreens to avoid germs

first_img RELATED TAGSJaguarLuxuryLuxury CarsLuxury VehiclesNew VehiclesCambridgeinfotainmentJaguarLand Rovertouchless Uneven or poor road surfaces, of which we have plenty in this country, can cause bumps and vibrations that make it difficult to select the correct virtual button on a touchscreen. The lack of tactility in such an interaction doesn’t help either. This is why your car review experts at Driving.ca regularly give cheers and hurrahs to any vehicle that retains a few physical buttons for audio and ventilation commands.Interestingly, the company describes the product as a film, indicating that it could be readily rolled out and installed on existing infotainment screens. Software changes would also be required of course, a notion addressed by the development team. They claim both the film and software can be deployed so long as the correct sensory data is available to support the machine learning algorithm.While we firmly believe there are few good substitutes for a physical button or dial, and that a few members of staff regularly use gestures in their cars which may not be recognized and indeed offend JLR’s new system, it’s difficult to argue with their point that such a setup can reduce the spread of germs. Perhaps they’ll apply it to self-checkouts at the supermarket. First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened Trending in Canada See More Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever advertisementcenter_img PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Touchscreens have proliferated in modern vehicles, offering a great deal of functionality while gathering fingerprints like so much kudzu on a Kansas cabin. Engineers at Jaguar Land Rover have teamed with the boffins at Cambridge University to develop what seems like a contradiction in terms: a touchless touchscreen.Touted as a way to cut driver distraction and, in these pandemic times, reduce the spread of bacteria, the patented technology is officially called ‘predictive touch’ by its development team. The tech uses artificial intelligence to determine the item the user intends to select on the screen early in the pointing task, speeding up the interaction.A gesture-tracker uses vision-based or radio frequency-based sensors to combine contextual information – such as user profile, interface design and environmental conditions – with data available from an eye-gaze tracker to infer the user’s intent. In essence, all these sensors will pick up the movement of your arm and attempt to predict the command you’re about to hammer into the touchscreen. Trending Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Workshops helped students prepare for the 3MT competition

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: May 13, 2019 • By Kenna Bruner The second annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition was held at the Graduate School in February. Using only one slide, competitors were challenged to describe their research in three minutes to a panel of judges and an audience from the community.Hannah Glick, an audiologist and neuroscientist, won first place and the People’s Choice award. She also took first place at the Western Association of Graduate Schools’ grand slam 3-minute competition.Glick’s 3-minute talk was titled Your Brain on Hearing Aids. Glick who earned a PhD in February, studied speech, language and hearing sciences; cognitive science; and neuroscience in the Institute of Cognitive Science at CU Boulder. She has a research position at Advanced Bionics, a worldwide cochlear implant company in California.Luke Bury was runner-up at the 3MT competition and took second-place at the first annual Three-Minute Talk statewide competition.Bury, a PhD candidate in the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, spoke on Deep Space and Ocean Worlds. He kicked off his talk by explaining the requirements for life and the possibility of life of some kind on Europa, one of Jupiter’s 79 moons.Workshops build confidenceFrom an audience’s perspective, many presentations in science and engineering suffer because the talks are unfocused. This lack of focus reduces the audience’s understanding of what the speaker is trying to convey. The Graduate School organized workshops on preparation, presentation and communication skills to teach students how to describe their work effectively.To help prepare competitors for their 3MT presentations, multiple workshops were held on a variety of topics. The workshops were organized by Leslie Blood, director of graduate community and professional development.“What’s interesting and makes sense to them may not be interesting or make sense to someone who’s not in their field,” Blood said. “The whole point of 3MT is how do you communicate your entire body of research in 3 minutes? So, the point of the workshops is to help them build confidence in their public speaking skills. That gets them comfortable talking about their work, and now they have something they’ve practiced and can use in their academic careers.”Save your hearing, save your brainOne of the inspirations for Glick’s work is her grandmother who started developing hearing loss in her 50s. Over the years, Glick saw how it affected her grandmother socially and cognitively, and how hearing aids improved her grandmother’s life.“As research started coming out showing a link between untreated hearing loss and cognitive decline,” she said, “I realized this was an area of research that has not been well investigated. This is an area where I have an opportunity to make an impact.”Imagine running on an empty gas tank for 10 years. That is the average amount of time people with hearing loss wait before getting their hearing checked and treated. Only 15 percent of adults who could benefit from hearing aids wear them. People don’t wear them for a number of reasons. One, is that hearing loss happens so gradually, many people don’t realize how much they’re compensating or how much the hearing loss is affecting them.Research shows that hearing loss is linked to cognitive decline. Risk of dementia increases two-to five-fold when hearing loss is present. The decline is linked to structural and functional changes in the brain. People with hearing loss are twice as likely to be depressed.“What if I told you a hearing aid could fight dementia?” Glick said. “Would you get your hearing tested? Imagine your brain is a gas tank and contains only a finite amount of fuel. As we get older and our hearing gets worse, our brain burns more fuel to listen and to comprehend. The more fuel is burned for cognitive resources devoted just for listening, the less fuel there is for other tasks like memory.”ln a study of volunteers for her dissertation, Glick looked at differences in baseline brain function, cognitive function and social and emotional status. Adults with mild hearing loss were fitted with state-of-the-art hearing aids. Within six months of hearing aid use, the adults with hearing loss were already showing signs of more typical brain function.Based on her findings, Glick stresses that routine hearing screening should be conducted on adults. In her new role, Glick will gain important industry experience and working with an interdisciplinary team of scientists, engineers and clinicians to develop hearing technologies that better mimic how the brain hears and processes sound. She will continue to teach at the college level and collaborate on research projects.Fly to me to the moon…of JupiterBury didn’t grow up with an interest in space. He didn’t know anything about it and he didn’t know anyone who knew anything about it. In high school he wanted to be a zoologist, but then he began reading books by popular science writers such as Neil deGrasse Tyson and Michio Kaku. In one of books he learned about Europa and the possibility of life there, which rocked his world.Europa is encased in a shell of ice covering a liquid saltwater ocean kept warm by energy from Jupiter’s tidal forces, which generate an internal heat. What has intrigued Bury about Europa ever since is the possibility of finding life there.There are three requirements for life on Earth: water, chemistry and energy. Since Europa has all three, it’s not a stretch to think that it could support life of some kind.“Europa checks the three big boxes,” Bury said. “That makes Europa an appealing target for exploration. I became obsessed and from there decided to get an aerospace engineering undergraduate degree. Has there been another genesis of life out there? It’s a big question. Bury is in his third year as a PhD student. His research involves designing trajectories through space, which would allow spacecraft to safely land on and explore Europa. This is a daunting technological challenge for several reasons. Jupiter has a strong magnetic field that traps thick belts of radiation that threaten to roast a spacecraft if it lingers too long or gets too close. With more than 300 times the gravitational pull of Earth, Jupiter can whip spacecraft around in orbit at tremendous speeds.Reducing the excessive speeds requires a lot of rocket fuel, which adds a great deal of weight to the spacecraft. Weight constraints limit the number of scientific instruments that can be carried to study the ocean. Bury’s research focus is about saving fuel by taking advantage of the complex gravitational interaction between Jupiter and its moons to naturally slow a spacecraft and allow for a safe landing on Europa.“My favorite part of this research, aside from the fact I get to spend my days thinking about aliens, is that the work doesn’t stop with Europa,” he said. “There are at least eight other bodies in the solar system we also suspect of having subsurface oceans. Determining if we’re alone in the universe is not just a goal of NASA” he said. “It’s a fundamental question of humanity. Through my research into low speed landings on ocean worlds I’m hoping to help answer it.”Bury has a NASA fellowship at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The fellowship allows him regular collaboration with centers like JPL where he conducts his research for two months a year. After his PhD, he wants to work at JPL and continue exploring the solar system.Watch Hannah Glick’s 3MT Watch Luke Bury’s 3MTCategories:AcademicsCampus Communitylast_img read more

Finn Valley College footpaths will be ready – Mc Brearty

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By News Highland – June 2, 2011 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Finn Valley College footpaths will be ready – Mc Brearty 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic There is renewed hope that road safety works in the vacinity of the Finn Valley college will be complete before the start of the next term.Parents have complained of the dangers for pupils walking to and from the college given the current road conditions and and the lack of a proper pavement.This week, Councillors were told that funding was in place and that work was due to start – however Councillor Frank McBrearty pushed for a date the work would actually be concluded.While a specific date was not forthcoming, Councillor McBrearty says given the response he received,he is confident the work will be completed by September:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/frnkschool.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Google+ Google+ Previous articlePSNI “widening” search for David ColhounNext articleSinn Fein concerned at new draft County Development Plan News Highland Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Newsx Advertscenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Twitter Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

County Derry Orange Hall damaged in arson attack

first_img Pinterest Pinterest By admin – August 16, 2016 Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Previous articleTori Pena takes on the Olympics in Rio todayNext articleMc Gowan urges caution as plans are made for Leaving Cert celebrations admin Facebook Twitter The Deputy Master of an Orange Hall in County Derry says he cannot understand why the hall has been damaged in an arson attack.The fire at Salterstown Orange Hall in Ballyronan near Magherafelt was reported early yesterday morning.The inside of the building was extensively damaged, with banners and musical instruments destroyed. WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase County Derry Orange Hall damaged in arson attacklast_img read more