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Posted by: | Posted on: June 23, 2021

Super Rugby Referees confirmed for round 4

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Victor Matfield getting on the wrong side of the refereeThe match officials for Week 4 of the 2011 SANZAR Super Rugby tournament have been confirmed by SANZAR.There are two changes to the schedule announced earlier. Chris Pollock will take charge of the match between the Rebels and the Sharks in Melbourne whilst Steve Walsh will referee the match between the Stormers and the Highlanders in Cape Town. Both fixtures will be played on Friday 11 March 2011.SANZAR Game Manager, Lyndon Bray said the appointment was changed as Walsh, who is returning from injury, is on his way to Europe to referee a Six Nations Test the following week. He replaces Mark Lawrence.Bray added that Pollock had been selected to replace Walsh on the Melbourne game as he was amongst the competition’s early “in form” referees.Fixtures:WEEK 4Fri 11 March Force v Blues in Perth – Referee: Nathan Pearce, Asst Ref 1: Stuart Dickinson, Asst Ref 2: Julian Pritchard, TMO: George AyoubCheetahs v Lions in Bloemfontein – Referee: Keith Brown, Asst Ref 1: Glen Jackson, Asst Ref 2: Cobus Wessels, TMO: Gerrie Coetzee PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA – MARCH 05: Victor Matfield of the Bulls and referee Stuart Dickinson talk during the Super Rugby match between the Bulls and Highlanders at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on March 05, 2011 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo by Duif du Toit / Gallo Images/Getty Images) Crusaders v Brumbies in Nelson – Referee: Garratt Williamson, Asst Ref 1: Vinny Munro, Asst Ref 2: Mike Fraser, TMO: Kane McBrideRebels v Sharks in Melbourne – Referee: Chris Pollock, Asst Ref 1: James Leckie, Asst Ref 2: Andrew Lees, TMO: Matt GoddardStormers v Highlanders in Cape Town – Referee: Steve Walsh, Asst Ref 1: Jaco Peyper, Asst Ref 2: Marc van Zyl, TMO: Shaun VeldsmanSat 12 MarchHurricanes v Chiefs in Wellington – Referee: Marius Jonker, Asst Ref 1: Mike Fraser, Asst Ref 2: Joey Salmans, TMO: Garratt Williamsonlast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: June 16, 2021

Trust and Civil Society

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 October 2000 | News A new book from UK Voluntary Sector Almanac authors Les Hems and Andrew Passey analyses the meaning of ‘trust’ in a range of critical contexts related to civil society. These include voluntary organisations, faith associations, the economy, the state and welfare, environmental issues and charity. Passey and Hems are joined as editors by Fran Tonkiss, Natalie Fenton and Ralk Dahrendorf.Find out how to order Trust and Civil Society online, and visit the charity section of the UK Fundraising Bookshop. Trust and Civil Society  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

Posted by: | Posted on: June 4, 2021

€66 million spent on home improvements in Limerick

first_imgLIMERICK homeowners have spent more than  €66.4 million through the Home Renovation Incentive (HRI) since its launch in 2013.This incentive has allowed city and county homeowners to carry out 4,749 home improvement projects over the last four years, according to figures from the Construction Industry Federation (CIF).Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up These projects have had an average spend of €13,983, providing a huge boost to the local economy and employment in the construction sector according to the CIF.Introduced in 2013, the Home Renovation Incentive (HRI) provided homeowners with an income tax credit at 13.5 per cent of qualifying expenditure on home improvement works carried out on a main home or rental property by qualifying contractors.“The success of the scheme in Limerick has been evident with the scale of the work undertaken on home improvements and energy upgrades,” a CIF spokesman said.“While the scheme concluded at the end of 2018, it was successful in encouraging significant private sector investment in the upgrading of private and rental property.”The largest amount of work was carried out completing home extensions (34%), followed by general repair and renovations (25%), window replacement (11%) and kitchen replacement (10%).CIF spokesman Shane Dempsey said  that the HRI has been a significant contributor to construction activity with registered contractors in Limerick. A total of 4,749 projects in Limerick was a very significant level of private investment over the five years of the scheme from local homeowners,” he added. Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Advertisement Print Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Email TAGSbusinesshomelivingNews center_img NewsBusiness€66 million spent on home improvements in LimerickBy Bernie English – May 3, 2019 1020 Previous articleRiverfest Limerick makes a BIG splashNext articleFull band show for Anna’s Anchor Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Twitter Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Linkedin Limerick on Covid watch list TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blowlast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: May 26, 2021

Kerala HC Refuses To Order Visa Extension For Foreigner Who Said He ‘Felt Safer In Kerala Than USA’ [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews UpdatesKerala HC Refuses To Order Visa Extension For Foreigner Who Said He ‘Felt Safer In Kerala Than USA’ [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK29 July 2020 11:17 PMShare This – xJohnny Paul Pierce, a 74-year old citizen of the United States of America, who had sought extension of stay in India saying that he felt ‘safer to remain in Kerala than in US’ could not obtain relief regarding extension of stay from the High Court of Kerala.The HC declined to order extension for him, observing that the ‘grant or extension of visa to foreign nationals fall exclusively within…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginJohnny Paul Pierce, a 74-year old citizen of the United States of America, who had sought extension of stay in India saying that he felt ‘safer to remain in Kerala than in US’ could not obtain relief regarding extension of stay from the High Court of Kerala.The HC declined to order extension for him, observing that the ‘grant or extension of visa to foreign nationals fall exclusively within the domain of the Government of India” and that judicial review in such matters is “minimal”.Pierce had arrived in Kerala on February 26. Though his visa had validity till January 26, 2025, he is allowed to stay only up to 180 days in India on a single visit, as per the visa norms.This meant that he has to leave India before August 26.During his stay in Kerala, the lockdown was imposed in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. In this backdrop, he sent representations to the Commissioner of Immigration and Foreigners Registration Officer, seeking permission to extend his stay. He pointed out that there were more than one lakh deaths in USA due to COVID-19, compared to 20 deaths in Kerala (as on June 24, the date of email representation). Therefore, he said that at his age, he felt safer to be in Kerala than in USA. He added that he saw business opportunities in Kerala, and sought to convert his tourist visa into business visa, without following the process of going to USA and then seeking the conversion of visa.Since he did not get any favourable response, he approached the High Court by way of a writ petition under Article 226 of the Constitution of India, submitting that since his visa is valid till 2025, there should not be any impediment in his stay beyond 180 days in India at a stretch.The single bench of Justice C S Dias, which considered the writ petition, observed on the basis of SC precedents that a foreign national cannot claim the fundamental right to reside and settle in India under Article 19(1)(e) of the Constitution.Referring to SC precedents such as Louis De Raedt v. Union of India and Others [(1991) 3 SCC 554], State of Arunachal Pradesh v. Khudiram Chakma [(1994) Supp. (1) SCC 615] ,Hans Muller of Nurenburg v. Superintendent, Presidency Jail, Calcutta [AIR 1955 SC 367], the bench observed that the power of the Government of India to expel foreigners is absolute and unlimited.”In view of the categoric declaration of law by the Honourable Supreme Court, the plea of the petitioner to permit him to stay back in India cannot be accepted, as it falls within the purview of the guidelines and the discretion of the Government of India. The petitioner cannot be heard that the guidelines/policies/regulations formulated by the Government of India, that an American national though has been granted a visa having validity of five years has to leave India within 180 days, is irrational or unreasonable. The petitioner does not have a case that there is an infraction of Article 21 of the Constitution of India. Therefore, the plea of the petitioner that he may be permitted to stay for a further period of six months and his visa may be converted from tourist visa to a business visa without leaving the Country, cannot be entertained by this Court”, observed Justice Dias in the order.The Court observed that the petitioner was well aware of the visa conditions when he arrived in India, and “it is too late in the day for him to raise a grievance on the visa conditions”.Though the Court observed that the petitioner’s love for India was “heartening”, it said that it cannot grant him permission to stay beyond the visa period.However, having regard to the pandemic situation and the suspension of international flights, the Court directed the FRO to consider the petitioner’s representation within a period of two weeks, strictly in accordance with the applicable guidelines and policies.The Central Government informed the Court that as per the Office Memorandum issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs on May 5, foreigners, whose visa got expired or is expiring during the period from February 1 till the lifting of the ban on international flights, can apply online for visa extension, and that they will be granted an extension for a period up to 30 days from the date of the lifting of the suspension of international flights, and that they will be allowed to exit India without any overstay penalty.Case DetailsTitle : Johnny Paul Pierce vs Union of IndiaCase No : WP(c) No. 13263/2020Coram    : Justice C S DiasAppearances : Advocate S Saju, A V Sajan & Neelanjana Nair for petitioner; ASG P Vijayakumar for the respondents.Click here to download the judgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: May 25, 2021

Calls for Inishowen to be prioritised in coastal management strategy

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Google+ Pinterest Twitter Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp There are calls for Inishowen to be prioritised in a new national coastal management strategy.Serious concerns have been raised over projections for the peninsula as it relates to coastal erosion which shows areas such as Lagg and part of Ballyliffin Golf Club could be severely impacted into the future.The Government has announced the new strategy to explore the issue further.Cathaoirleach of the Inishowen MD Cllr Albert Doherty believes this is an ideal opportunity for the case of Inishowen to be heard:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/albertcoastal5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction center_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – January 29, 2021 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Calls for Inishowen to be prioritised in coastal management strategy Previous articleAgriculture Minister inviting proposals for Agri-Food Tourism InitiativesNext articleCase of Bird Flu confirmed in Donegal News Highland Facebooklast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: May 25, 2021

Four projects in Donegal granted funding under Leader Programme

first_imgHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest By News Highland – August 3, 2019 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Four projects in Donegal have been granted funding under the Leader Programme. The LEADER Rural Development Programme aims to improve the quality of life in rural areas and to encourage diversification of economic activity in rural area€12,300 has been granted for a feasibility study on the development of Bruckless Railway Community Park and Playground on a 3 acre site beside the community centre.Nearly €18,000 has been awarded to Dunfanaghy Tidy Towns to install a replica of the original gas Lamp onto the existing plinth in the Market Square.Over €66,000 for Internal renovation of the Old School Community Centre in KerrykeelWhile just over €115,000 has been granted for Killybegs Sea Safari.In a statement Donegal Minister Joe McHugh says that the investment is really significant and all the projects have an ambition to bring something to their communities and that is what Leader support is all about. Twittercenter_img Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp Four projects in Donegal granted funding under Leader Programme Google+ Previous articleSome progress made on obtaining funding for Greencastle HarbourNext articleGAA Preview: A look ahead to Donegal v Mayo News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: May 18, 2021

Three dead after massive, ‘unforgettable’ snowstorm pummels NC: Governor

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Three people have died in North Carolina after a massive, “unforgettable” snowstorm pummeled the state, the governor said Tuesday.A driver was trying to free his stuck car on Monday when he began to have medical problems, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said. The driver died at a hospital, he said.Another driver died in the town of Matthews on Sunday after a tree struck his car. The driver then plowed through the front lawn of a church, hitting the building, local police said.In Haywood County, a woman on hospice care died when her oxygen concentrator stopped working from a power outage, the governor’s office said.Beyond the three confirmed storm-related deaths, one additional death is under investigation, Cooper said Tuesday.The storm — described by the governor as a “nightmare” — dropped staggering amounts of snow, ice and rain across North Carolina, with a year’s worth of snow falling in some places in just one day. The most snowfall was 34 inches in the mountains of North Carolina.While the storm has moved on, fallen trees, downed power lines and slippery roads still remain, Cooper said Tuesday.There were 38,000 households still without power as of Tuesday morning, he said.Cooper also warned that the frigid temperatures overnight are transforming slushy roads into dangerous ice.The state’s highway patrol has responded to 2,300 accidents, he said.“If conditions in your area are still dangerous, don’t take the risk. Sit tight,” Cooper said.Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee also saw over 1 foot of snow in some areas.The forecastThat storm may have moved eastward, but freezing temperatures remain. Brutal wind chills hit much of the eastern U.S. Tuesday, including the South.The National Weather Service has warned drivers to be mindful of black ice.Meanwhile, in the West, six states are under snow, wind or flood alerts ahead of a new storm system approaching the Pacific Northwest.Heavier rainfall is expected in the Northwest on Tuesday, and may lead to flash flooding as winds exceed 50 mph.On Wednesday morning, the storm that brought rain to the Northwest will likely will move east and drop heavy snow, with 1 to 3 feet expected from the Cascades into the Rockies. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: May 2, 2021

Coryn M. Monaghan, age 91, of Seaville, NJ

first_imgVintage Flowers Coryn M. Monaghan, age 91, of Seaville, NJ passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 her home. Mrs. Monaghan was formerly of Ocean City, NJ moving to Seaville, NJ in 1973.She is survived by three children, William E. Monaghan, Jr. (Terri) of Key West, FL, Patricia G. Kammer (Skip) of Seaville, NJ, Micheal C. Monaghan of Wildwood, NJ, 17 grandchildren, among them her friend and caretaker Megan Kammer, many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, son in law, Joseph W. Lupton of Corbin City, NJ, and a sister, Carol Britton of CT.She was predeceased by her husband, William E. Monaghan, two daughters, Marguerite Essl, and Mary K. Lupton, four granddaughters, T.J Monaghan, Ann Beach, Mary Beach, Joelle Lupton, a grandson, Daniel Pitts, a brother, Marshall Kooker, and a sister, Rita Kammer.Her Funeral Service and Interment are private in Seaside Cemetery, Palermo, NJ.Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to Beacon Animal Rescue, 701 Butter Road, Ocean View, NJ 08230.For condolences to the family, visit www.godfreyfuneralhome.com.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: January 26, 2021

GRC holds annual body image week

first_imgFor the seventh consecutive year, the Gender Relations Center (GRC), in alliance with several other on-campus groups and offices, will be celebrating a week to increase awareness about body image and eating disorders. From today through Sunday, Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week will host events throughout campus on a variety of topics within the larger discussion. “We want people and students talking to each other about body image,” Heather Racokzy Russell, program director for the GRC, said. “We don’t want them to be silent about these things. At the very least people will realize they don’t have to be alone in these things.” Finding Balance in College: How to do it with your Healthy Voice is the first women-only event in the history of the week is tonight at Legends from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event will feature Meredith Terpeluk, a Notre Dame graduate and president of a wellness and life coaching company. Russell said she will bring a unique viewpoint to the lecture because she knows what the environment is like on campus. Tuesday night will feature the Mass of Healing at 10 p.m. in the Dillon Hall Chapel. “The Mass of Healing puts a special Notre Dame spin on this kind of thing,” Russell said. The panel, Perfectly Disordered: Eating Disorders, Body Image and College Life, is Wednesday night in the Eck Center Auditorium. The panel will feature talks from students as well as Valerie Staples, a staff psychologist from the University Counseling Center. “This will offer a much broader perspective,” Russell said. Russell said attitudes at Notre Dame can serve a breeding ground for body image problems and eating disorders. “Notre Dame is an environment where competition and perfection run rampant,” she said. “We need to work together to overcome obstacles and head in the direction of recovery.” Public service announcement put together by the Week’s organizers will run in Saturday’s football program. “Eating disorders are serious, life threatening illness — not choices,” the announcement states. “It is important to recognize the pressures, attitudes and behaviors that contribute to the development of eating disorders and body image concerns.” Russell said this is the first time the week has run anything in the football program, but she is hoping it will help with the cause. “The point is for outreach to the larger community,” she said. “This is an issue Notre Dame students are concerned about.” More than 10 million females and 1 million males battles with an eating disorder, the announcement states. “Some people perceive that Notre Dame students have it all together and that Notre Dame students wouldn’t battles these issues,” Russell said. “It’s actually much more likely with high-achieving students to experience these issues.” Other events this week include a poster campaign and an event with AcoustiCafe. The poster campaign, called “This Is My Student Body,” is continued from something student government started last year, senior Mariah McGrogan said. McGrogan is co-chair of the Gender Issues Committee for Student Senate and works as a student assistant with the GRC. “It’s an idea that takes inspiration from the Dove ‘Real Beauty’ campaign,” McGrogan said. “The ‘Real Beauty’ campaign is about not feeling anxiety about your natural beauty.” The posters have images of students, along with quotes and Notre Dame images to make the campaign speak to the campus about awareness. “The Week is a good healing experience for those who’ve dealt with eating disorders or body images issues,” she said. “But it’s also important to raise awareness …We need to check ourselves with our language and dieting habits.” The AcoustiCafe event will feature the regular musicians of AcoustiCafe with songs, spoken word pieces and information about body image and eating disorders. “The nice part about the AcoustiCafe event is we’re taking a signature staple event at Notre Dame and asking them to feature this issue,” she said. “We hope the regulars are exposed to something they wouldn’t have typically attended.” Russell said students should talk to someone if they are experiencing problems with these issues. “It’s so important for them to talk to one person they can trust,” she said. “Not someone who will support putting them down when they say things like, ‘I feel fat.’ They need someone who they can reach out to for help.” The Week is sponsored through the GRC, in collaboration with the University Counseling Center, Student-Athlete Welfare and Development, Feminist Voice and student government. Visit grc.nd.edu for more information.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: January 26, 2021

Cross-college collaboration helps local cancer patients

first_imgThe Harper Cancer Research Institute, a Notre Dame and Indiana School of Medicine collaboration, recently initiated a partnership with local healthcare organizations including the Beacon Health System (BHSMH), The Medical Foundation (TMF) and Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) in order to provide mutational profiling to local cancer patients through the acquisition of a Sequenom MassARRAY instrument.Associate director of the Harper Institute Andy Bullock said grant funding for the project began July 1, and the community partnership organizations have since purchased and validated the analyzer, which is now located in the South Bend Medical Foundation.“We just got a note from the South Bend Medical Foundation that in the patients they’ve [screened] so far, they’ve found 22 percent more mutations in these samples that they never would have found previously,” Bullock said. “It’s already having an impact and it’s only been going on for a few months now.”According to the Notre Dame press release, the project received a total of $851,910 including a substantial grant from the Walther Cancer Foundation. Bullock said the Foundation was a driving force in making the project a reality.“This is not a community where everybody can just fly to Boston or MD Anderson [Cancer Center for treatment] and we wanted to do something,” he said. “We had partners in the community that were willing to [help since] it was not something we could do on our own.”Bullock said the partnerships with other organizations in the community were key in pursuing and funding the research because Harper is a basic cancer research institute.“The Medical Foundation is doing this test at [their own] cost since just to buy the kits to do the tests costs a few hundred dollars,” he said. “Now, all the other costs associated with the tests, the staff time, overhead … they’re not charging any of that so the price is only a couple hundred dollars a test as opposed to almost a thousand for what this test might be somewhere else.”Bullock said the collaboration has made the test available to qualifying patients at no cost for the next two years.He said the analyzer tests about 200 mutations simultaneously in approximately five hours to identify certain mutations in tumors and determine how drug therapies may effect treatment.“You want that information so you don’t spend six months on chemotherapy that’s going to do nothing for you and to deal with all the side-effects,” Bullock said.Bullock said the screening is already guiding treatment. In two years, Bullock said he hopes other hospitals in the area join the effort and screening expands to cover more tumor types.“In two years, hopefully it will be a bigger project, and we’ll be going to Walther to show them all the people that have benefitted in the last two years and why we should keep doing it.”Tags: Beacon Health System, Harper Cancer Research Institute, Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend Medical Foundationlast_img read more