Letterkenny resident charged with human trafficking

first_img WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Facebook Previous articleNew plane being bought for Donegal – Dublin serviceNext articleSupreme Court may sit in Donegal – Chief Justice News Highland Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Letterkenny resident charged with human trafficking Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – February 13, 2018 Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Google+ WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme A Letterkenny resident, who is facing a human trafficking charge under brand new legislation, had his case put back to November, at Sligo Circuit Court today.40-year-old Sorin Cirpaci, Fortwell Court, Letterkenny is charged with trafficking Mr Gheorgha Bogdan in a period from May 28 to September 9 2015 at a car wash on Pearse Road Sligo.Co-accused, 35-year-old Augustin Covaci, Seaview Drive, Cartron Point, Sligo is facing an identical charge.This is the first prosecution under the updated Human Trafficking legislation and, carries, on conviction, a maximum penalty of 14 years to life imprisonment.When the case was called at today’s sitting of Sligo Circuit Court, it was adjourned to the November sitting.The court was told the case could last for up to eight days. Pinterest Pinterestlast_img read more

NCUA’s Metsger, CUNA’s Nussle dialogue on FOM, IRR, RBC2 rules

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle and National Credit Union Administration Vice Chair Rick Metsger met Monday to discuss a number of top credit union regulatory issues at the agency, including field of membership, interest-rate risk and the risk-based capital proposal.Nussle told Metsger CUNA’s Federal Credit Union Subcommittee has been working for several months on a series of recommendations on field-of-membership rules, which the subcommittee hopes to deliver to NCUA in late May or early June.Metsger has encouraged credit unions to be more engaged in FOM rule reforms. For instance, at CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference in March, he said he hoped the credit union community would work to educate Congress on FOM recommendations that would require a change to the Federal Credit Union Act. Also, late last year the NCUA announced formation of an FOM working group.Metsger said that he appreciates CUNA’s thoughtful input and looks forward to seeing the detailed suggestions on field of membership that CUNA will be supplying. continue reading »last_img read more

Congo says Ebola outbreak is contained

first_img Vital Mondonge, another health ministry official, told the AP it was initially difficult to gauge the size of the outbreak because some of the sick people had diseases with symptoms similar to Ebola, including typhoid, malaria, and Shigella dysenteriae type 1. “We can say today that the Ebola epidemic has been completely subdued,” health minister Makwenge Kaput said, alluding to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) requirement for declaring an end to the outbreak, the Associated Press (AP) reported. Whittmann TJ, Biek R, Hassanian A, et al. Isolates of Zaire ebolavirus from wild apes reveal genetic lineage and recombinants. Proc Natl Acad Sci 2007 Oct 23:104(43):17123-27 [Abstract] See also: Sep 25 CIDRAP News story “Ebola cases in Congo rise to 17” The health ministry said the outbreak involved 17 cases and 6 deaths—fewer than the 25 cases it reported to the WHO in early October, the AP report said. The researchers found the new lineage, which they named lineage B, in samples taken from animal carcasses in Gabon and the Republic of the Congo between 2001 and 2006. Seven primates—one chimpanzee and six gorillas—were infected with lineage B, which they say differs from the previously known strain by 2% to 3%. Nov 20, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC’s) health ministry said today that its recent Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreak has been contained and that the number of confirmed cases turned out to be lower than previously reported. CDC fact sheet on Ebola The researchers estimated that lineage B diverged from the previously known lineage about the time of the first recognized human outbreak in 1976. They also said their results show that wild Ebola strains are capable of recombination, and they estimated that the viruses recombined sometime between 1996 and 2001. Two recent Ebola outbreaks in the Republic of the Congo involved lineage B, they reported: one in Mandza in November 2003 and one in Etoumbi in May 2005. In other Ebola developments, French researchers recently identified a new genetic lineage of the Zaire variety of the Ebola virus, the type responsible for 88% of human deaths from the disease. The group published its findings in the Oct 23 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In an Oct 3 statement, the WHO said the country had to wait two consecutive incubation periods, or 42 days, after identification and isolation of the last case-patient before the outbreak could be considered controlled. Oct 3 WHO Ebola update The Ebola virus is highly contagious and is lethal in about 50% to 90% of cases. Initial symptoms include fever, headache, joint and muscle aches, sore throat, and weakness, followed by diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach pain, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Some experience internal and external bleeding. There is no vaccine or specific treatment for the disease. The Ebola outbreak, which began in August and was centered in the DRC’s Kasai Occidental (West Kasai) province, prompted an outpouring of international medical assistance after reports that hundreds of people were sick and more than 170 had died. The emergence of different lineages suggests that the Zaire strain of Ebola was introduced repeatedly to human and animal populations in the last 30 years, the authors concluded.last_img read more

Dream11: Warriors vs LA Lakers preview and predicted line-ups

first_img WE RECOMMEND Poole managed to calmly bury a three-pointer in the final minutes of the game. His confidence in offense will bode well for the Warriors in the upcoming game. The Warriors have one of the most terrifying offensive line-ups in the NBA this season, but they failed to click against the Lakers at the Staples Center last time around. The form of Marquese Chriss, however, will be a positive omen for the Warriors. Chriss registered a four-assist game for the third consecutive pre-season match for the Warriors. Read | NBA Decides To Complete Its Trip To China In Complete SilenceDream 11 Predicted Line-ups 10 months ago Dream11 BEN vs MUM PKL Semi-final 2: Team predictions & squad details GSW – Stephen Curry, Alec Burks, Alfonzo McKinnie, Draymond Green, Omari SpellmanLakers – D’Angelo Russell, Danny Green, LeBron James, Dwight Howard, JaVale McGee 10 months ago Dream11 AND vs KER: Match prediction, analysis and squad updates Written By Steph Curry’s Golden State Warriors are set to take on the in-form Los Angeles Lakers in a pre-season NBA game on Thursday, October 17 (8.00 AM IST). In what is a three-game series between the two Western Conference powerhouses of the NBA, the Lakers are leading 1-0 and will look to gain a psychological advantage at the start of the season with another win over the Warriors. Even though both the teams have been without many of their top players, the Lakers had impressed in the first game with a 104-98 win over the Warriors. Dwight Howard and JaVale McGee will be some of the players to watch out for once again.Read | South Park Mocks China After NBA Apology For Hong Kong Support Tweet WATCH US LIVE COMMENT Lakers’ injury woesFormer New Orleans Pelican star Anthony Davis was left out of the squad for the game on Monday night, owing to a thumb injury. The six-time NBA All-Star was spotted with an ice pack on his hand after emerging from the locker game after the first quarter during the game against Brooklyn Nets in China. The towering American is all set to miss the rest of the Lakers’ preseason games. Davis has missed a minimum of seven games in each of his seven seasons. The Lakers, therefore, will have to bide their time in order to see their star acquisition dominate the court. Read | Dream11, GSW Vs LAL: Squads, Team News And PredictionsLeBron James was also rested for the game against the Warriors. This also meant that the Lakers’ pre-season win against the Warriors was all the more admirable. While a pre-season victory cannot be taken as gospel truth, a few points are worth noting for the Warriors. Steph Curry seemed to have struggled to impose a presence in the game against the Lakers. Arguably one of the greatest shooters in NBA history, Curry finished with just 17 points in the game. With the Warriors opting to rest Draymond Green and D’Angelo Russell, it was upon rookie Jordan Poole to play the supporting act for the side.Read | India Gets Its First-ever Floating Basketball Court In Mumbai 10 months ago Dream11, GSW vs LAL: Squads, team news and predictions LIVE TV First Published: 16th October, 2019 11:41 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US Colin DCunha FOLLOW US Last Updated: 16th October, 2019 11:41 IST Dream11: Warriors Vs LA Lakers Preview And Predicted Line-ups Dream11: After romping to a win over the Warriors at the Staples Center on Monday night, the Lakers will look to register another victory on Thursday morning. 10 months ago Dream11 BLR vs DEL PKL 2019 Semi-final 1: Squads and team predictions 10 months ago Dream11: Sweden vs Spain match predictions, important updateslast_img read more

Bournemouth game too ‘demanding’ for Ozil, says Emery

first_imgEmery and Ozil have had a fractious relationship since the Spaniard replaced Arsene Wenger at the end of last season.Ozil missed the 3-1 win over West Ham in August, when it was reported he and Emery had argued at the training ground but the Arsenal boss said the player had been too ill to train.Ozil also threw a tantrum at being substituted in the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace — in which he captained the side in the absence of the injured Petr Cech — in late October.He stomped past Emery and hurled his gloves to the turf in disgust before taking a seat on the bench.Emery, though, did not take umbrage publicly, stating “I like the players like him who show the character when we are not playing well”.Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Mesut OzilLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Mesut Ozil’s relationship with Arsenal boss Unai Emery is again under scrutiny after the Spaniard appeared to suggest Sunday’s match at Bournemouth was too “demanding” for the German.The 30-year-old German World Cup-winning midfielder had played in the Gunners’ previous three matches — all draws — but Emery decided his style did not fit with Bournemouth’s robust approach.“We thought ‘how we can do better in the match’, a very demanding match with physicality and intensity,” Emery said following the 2-1 win for Arsenal, when asked why Ozil had not started.“Every player is important but today we tried with three centre-backs and it was another possibility for us to improve and find our best performance as a team.”Ozil, whose place in the team for Sunday’s North London derby with Tottenham could now be in doubt, did not even warm up for the match.“It depends on how the match is going,” said Emery, replying to a question on why Ozil had not warmed up.“I decided on another option. We knew this was a difficult stadium, a difficult team. Seventeen matches we haven’t lost but the last three we drew. That is not enough for us.”last_img read more

Roundball Leagues headed for playoff action

first_imgNelson Youth Soccer is entering the home stretch on the 2016 season with teams preparing for the playoffs.In the Men’s Master League, it’s down to four teams as Bia Boro and defending champion Retallack advance to the semi final Sunday at Lakeside Pitch.Bia Boro shutout Real Nelson 3-0 while Retallack won a slugfest against Ted Allen’s 6-5.Retallack now meets regular season champion Red Dog Sunday at 4 p.m. in one semi final. In the other semi Jackson’s Hole tackles Bia Boro.The winners advance to the final Sunday October 2.In Ladies Rec action, Dirty Dozen and Wild Cats have a bye into the semi final round Sunday after finishing in the top two spots.In quarterfinal play Wednesday Red Dog meets Goal Diggers while Selkirk Eyecare tackle Leo’s Titans.The winners advance to the semi final Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Lakeside Pitch.In Men’s Open, the semi final begin Saturday with Old Dogs meeting Nelson Selects and Hume Innkeepers facing Oso Negro.The winners advance to the final Saturday, October 1.last_img read more

Fortuna boys soccer opens league play with dominant 6-0 win over Eureka

first_imgEUREKA >> The Fortuna High boys soccer team didn’t wait long to score its first league goal of the 2016 season.Or its second. Or its third.It was about as good of a start as head coach Daniel Holmes could have asked from his team on Wednesday night, as the Huskies built a 3-0 lead after just 11 minutes and rode the high-tempo start to a 6-0 victory over Eureka in the Humboldt-Del Norte League opener for both schools..“A good start. The first five minutes, 10 minutes of the game, the ball was …last_img read more

Takeaways: Sharks finally admit there’s a problem

first_imgOTTAWA, Ontario — The downward spiral continues as the Sharks fourth straight loss made Erik Karlsson’s return to Ottawa an experience he’d just as soon forget.The Sharks are now 0-3-1 on their five-game road trip that concludes Sunday night in Montreal and they’ve lost six straight on the road. The last time the Sharks earned a win away from SAP Center was Oct. 28 in Anaheim.In addition to the team’s spotty goaltending and porous defense, the Sharks (12-10-5) are struggling to generate …last_img read more

Gilas Pilipinas to go with same lineup vs Chinese Taipei

first_imgClutch Go delivers anew for Blue Eagles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Photo from Fiba.comGilas Pilipinas will parade the same lineup it used against Japan when it faces Chinese Taipei on Monday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Leading the way for the Philippines are naturalized center Andray Blatche and star guard Jayson Castro.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Also part of the roster are June Mar Fajardo, Gabe Norwood, Calvin Abueva, Japeth Aguilar, Allein Maliksi, Troy Rosario, Kevin Alas, Roger Pogoy, Matthew Wright, and Kiefer Ravena.READ: Gilas shakes off Japan to start World Cup qualifiers campaignFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Philippines is coming off a 77-71 win over Japan on Friday in Tokyo to start its campaign in the Fiba World Cup qualifiers.Meanwhile, Chinese Taipei hopes to bounce back after suffering a humiliating 104-66 loss to Australia in its home court. View commentslast_img read more

Rethinking Referral Systems

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on December 3, 2010June 20, 2017By: Ann Blanc, Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Written by: Ann BlancOver the last 2 ½ days, the Averting Maternal Death and Disability (AMDD) project and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation co-hosted a consultation on “Rethinking Referral Systems”. The meeting gathered together a group of professionals working on improving referral systems in low resource settings, including people from the maternal and newborn health, transport, roads, and emergency medicine fields.The Director of AMDD, Lynn Freedman, started the meeting by posting a quote from Albert Einstein, who said, “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” She used this quote to encourage the participants to expand our thinking about referral systems for maternal and newborn health to embrace a “systems perspective” – a perspective that recognizes that systems are complex and non-linear, that they adapt to innovation and respond to feedback. This perspective recognizes that the parts of a system can’t be separated from the whole. These are abstract ideas but we had the opportunity to translate them into more concrete terms by drawing pictures in small groups of a maternal and newborn health referral system – trying to incorporate its structures, viewpoints, responsibilities, and processes.Once the drawings were completed, it was obvious that the groups recognized the complexity of referral systems – these were messy, dense drawings! But, it was also obvious that there were many entry points at which improvements could be made – starting at the community level and reaching into comprehensive emergency obstetric care facilities. We spent the next two days discussing these issues, listening to fascinating presentations about work going on in the field (cell phone applications, electronic medical records, GIS modeling, call centers), and working on a decision guide, and research agenda.It was a stimulating couple of days and we all came up with follow up actions we planned to take within our own organizations. My commitment was to share this information with those who read our blog and make sure you know where to get the materials presented at the meeting as well as some great background resources. Click here for these materials and check back because a report on the meeting and other materials will also be added shortly.Share this:last_img read more