DUP’s decision making on Covid-19 restrictions branded irresponsible

first_img Pinterest Facebook Previous articleCMO believes Covid incidence rate can be reduced furtherNext articleKevin Cassidy and Joe Duffy take over from Mervyn O’Donnell at Gaoth Dobhair News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Mark DurkanA former Northern Ireland deputy first minister has accused the DUP of using a form of ‘coercive control’ to get agreement on Covid-19 restrictions.Parties voted to extend the North’s four week circuit-break lockdown by a further week, but only after days of negotiations during which a number of proposals were vetoed by the DUP.11 new Covid related deaths and 607 new cases of the virus were confirmed there yesterday.Former Deputy First Minister and SDLP leader, Mark Durkan, says the DUP’s use of a cross-community voting mechanism was ‘downright irresponsible’:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/NIDurkan10.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+center_img Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – November 14, 2020 DUP’s decision making on Covid-19 restrictions branded irresponsible Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA last_img read more

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Two Donegal men jailed for possession of £500,000 worth of cocaine

first_img Previous articleTaoiseach urged to intervene as calls for reopening of LUH short-stay ward continueNext articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday 13th December News Highland Two Donegal men jailed for possession of £500,000 worth of cocaine By News Highland – December 13, 2017 Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Two Donegal men stopped by police in Belfast city centre in possession of more than an estimated half a million pounds worth of cocaine and herbal cannabis were sentenced at Laganside Crown Court today.Dominic Porter, aged 32, from Lifford, Co Donegal and Conrad Clarke, aged 29, from St Johnston, Co Donegal both received a six year sentence for Possession of Class A controlled drugs (cocaine) with intent to supply – three years in custody and three years on licence.They also received a three year sentence for Possession of Class B drugs (cannabis) with intent to supply – 18 months in custody and 18 months on licence.The sentences will run concurrently.The two men, traveling in a Vauxhall Insignia, were stopped by police in the Whitla Street area of Belfast city centre on 8 February of this year as part of a proactive investigation into a Derry-based organised crime gang involved in major drugs supply and money laundering.Police searched the vehicle and found a bin bag in the front of the vehicle containing a number of packages containing high purity Class A cocaine and herbal cannabis with an estimated street value in excess of half a million pounds.Detective Inspector Tom McClure welcomed the sentence and said: “This was a significant and large haul of drugs recovered by our officers as part of a proactive operation targeting criminals intent on making money from illicit drugs. There is no doubt that this operation, which resulted in these two men being brought before the courts today, struck a blow to the activities of an organised gang involved in serious drug criminality.”He thanked An Garda Siochana for their assistance during the course of the investigation.Inspector McClure added that he continues to appeal to members of the public to come forward with any information about the supply or use of illegal drugs or criminal activity. Anyone with any information can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Google+last_img read more

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Woman hit by train after she fell onto tracks while talking on the phone: Police

first_imgWLS(CHICAGO) — A 28-year-old woman was hit by a train Friday after she accidentally fell onto train tracks, officials said.The woman, who was not identified, was talking on her cellphone when she walked backwards onto the tracks in front of a Blue Line train around 9:25 a.m., according to a Chicago police spokesperson.She was found partially under the train, the spokesperson said.Bystanders who witnessed the incident told emergency responders that the train hit her, according to the Chicago Fire Department. It wasn’t clear exactly, however, how hard she was hit.Officials did not say what the woman’s injuries were, but she was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment.Her condition was not immediately clear.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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PI firm collapsed owing more than £40m after row with insurers

first_imgCreditors owed money by collapsed north-west firm Roberts Jackson stand to lose millions of pounds in the final shake-up, it has been revealed.Administrators this week confirmed that the business, which was sold to Manchester firm AWH Legal in the autumn, has assets of £3.4m – around half of which is made up of money that can be made from work in progress.But that figure will pay off only a fraction of the £4.25m owed to the bank and £22.5m owed to private equity investors. Unsecured creditors, who are collectively owed around £13.8m, stand to get nothing. These include trade and expense creditors, owed £940,000, medical fees of £6m, and counsel and other legal advisers owed £2.4m.The notice of administrator’s proposals, filed with Companies House this week, suggests the downfall of the business was brought about by a dispute with the firm’s provider of after-the-event (ATE) insurance. According to the notice, this ‘took the directors’ focus away from the management of the business. The dispute restricted payments due under the terms of the ATE policies and therefore payments due to third parties that typically would have been paid under the ATE were settled by the company.’This caused ‘significant cash-flow issues’, further compounded by a counter-claim from the insurer.Insolvency experts drafted in said Roberts Jackson’s management would be unlikely to resolve legacy issues with creditors and that working capital was insufficient to meet liabilities. A decision was taken that it was not possible to continue to trade, particularly given the risk of regulatory action.Immediately following the appointment of administrators, a pre-packaged sale of the business and assets was completed to AWH Legal, with 93 staff transferred.The administrator’s notice, prepared by Sean Bucknall and Andrew Hosking of Quantuma LLP, states that there is insufficient property for a distribution to unsecured creditors. Consequently they are not being asked to decide on the proposals.Administrators said the Solicitors Regulation Authority was satisfied with the sale, the business has avoided making staff redundant, and the sale to AWH Legal represents the best value for creditors and best prospect for recouping some money.Details of the opportunity to buy the business were issued to 22 firms identified as potential interested parties: 14 non-disclosure agreements were issued and three offers made.AWH has paid £500,000 in advance and will pay 10% of all profit costs and success fees from settled cases included in the work in progress, which has a book value of £14.8m.Roberts Jackson, established as a personal injury firm in 2009 by Karen and Oliver Jackson, specialised in industrial disease claims. The firm operated from a base in Cheshire and employed around 130 people.External investment came in August 2014 when NorthEdge Capital acquired 43% of the issued share capital in a deal valued at £14.9m.Finances continued to be healthy up to 2015/16, the last year that accounts were published, with reported profits doubling to £1.53m and turnover still almost £11m.last_img read more

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