Council outlines timetable for Milford works

first_img Previous articleMandatory life terms handed to Liam Devlin’s killersNext articleFarmers should withdraw cattle from processors News Highland Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Twitter Google+ HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Google+ Donegal County Council has confirmed that a contractor has been appointed to carry out improvement works in Milford, with the works set to be finished by mid-summer. A new road will be built parallel to the Main Street, allowing for the development of a one way system. The commitment was given today during a meeting with a number of local business people.One of them, Pharmacist Mark Mc Cormick, says while the works may cause some short term inconvenience, they will reap important benefits in the long term.He says the work will begin in mid-February, with completion by mid-july. PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal By News Highland – December 18, 2009 Newscenter_img WhatsApp Pinterest Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Facebook Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Twitter WhatsApp Council outlines timetable for Milford works Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

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‘Happy’ Perisic to end Man Utd hopes

first_imgTransfers Man Utd hopes ended as ‘happy’ Perisic set to be rewarded with new Inter deal Last updated 2 years ago 00:02 8/29/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Ivan Perisic Inter Getty Transfers Serie A Premier League Primera División Internazionale Manchester United Real Madrid Croatia boss Ante Cacic believes his star winger will not be on the move before the summer deadline and will instead pen fresh terms at the San Siro Ivan Perisic will continue to snub interest from Manchester United as he is “happy” at Inter, says Croatia boss Ante Cacic.The 28-year-old winger has been heavily linked with a big-money move to Old Trafford throughout the summer transfer window.It appeared at one stage as though the Red Devils were closing on a deal, but Inter have maintained throughout that they have no interest in selling and Perisic has been convinced to stay put. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Inter 11/8 to beat Spal -2 handicapHe is now expected to put an end to the transfer rumours once and for all by committing to fresh terms at the San Siro, with Cacic not expecting any movement before Thursday’s deadline.”I spoke to Ivan Perisic, he is happy in Inter,” the Croatia head coach told reporters after seeing his squad report for international duty.“The coach [Luciano Spalletti] appreciates him, they are preparing new contract for him.”While delighted to see Perisic’s domestic future being resolved, Cacic has also welcomed the ongoing commitment of Luka Modric to the international cause.Luka Modric Real MadridThe Real Madrid midfielder admitted to questioning his position after facing criticism for changing his testimony in the recent Zdravko Mamic corruption trial.He told Vecernji List in July: “I have still not made a final decision, we will see.”Cacic, though, claims that the 31-year-old never came close to retiring from the national team fold.He said: “Luka Modric is best midfielder in the world, proud of Croatia and he never considered quitting national team.”Croatia are currently readying themselves for World Cup qualifiers against Kosovo and Turkey.last_img read more

Two Indigenous protesters ordered to end protest at fish company

first_imgVANCOUVER – Fish farming company Marine Harvest says the B-C Supreme Court has ordered two Indigenous protesters, who have occupied the company’s houses and dock at Swanson Island for months, to leave by Saturday evening pending an upcoming hearing.Marine Harvest says the court also ordered them not to board or interfere with any of Marine Harvest’s salmon farms operating in the area.It says the order is pending a June 25 hearing of an application by Marine Harvest for a broader injunction order.Court documents filed by Ernest Alfred and Karissa Glendale, who are named as defendants, say they and many others from the ‘Namgis First Nation and surrounding First Nations are opposed to open-net fish farms in ocean waters in their traditional territories.They say they are legitimately concerned about the impacts the farms have on local fish and sea life.They say that as local Indigenous people in an area subject to ongoing Aboriginal title litigation, they have the right and responsibility to peacefully witness and observe fish farms and that an injunction sought by the company limiting them from within 20 metres of its fish farms is “overbroad.”Alfred called the injunction a “small setback” for the occupation, which has been ongoing for 268 days, and said he would respect the law.“I believe that fish farms will be a stain on our people’s history, and that when we look back at this time, we will celebrate our efforts and we will remind our children and our grandchildren about the time we just about lost our salmon,” Alfred said in an interview.“I firmly believe that the moment we remove these pens, we relieve the salmon of one their biggest threats.”Marine Harvest was previously granted an injunction against protesters who were occupying its Midsummer Island salmon farm in December 2017.Court records say the conditions of adjournment in the current case would be “similar” to those ordered in December 2017.It says if persons re-occupy any of the sites in the undertaking, the company may reset an application in relation to that activity on 48 hours’ notice.In a statement, Marine Harvest spokesman Jeremy Dunn says the occupiers are interfering with the company’s “legitimate activities.”“Meaningful dialogue with First Nations in the Broughton Archipelago, where we have been operating salmon farms for 30 years, remains a priority for Marine Harvest. Unfortunately, our efforts to date have not been successful, but we remain hopeful,” Dunn said in a statement.last_img read more

Man held with pistol bullets at Kolkata airport

first_imgKolkata: A Chennai-bound man has been apprehended at the airport here for allegedly carrying a pistol and live bullets, a CISF official said Friday. B K Munda, a resident of Jharkhand, was going through security checks at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport when a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel detected the weapon and seven bullets in his hand baggage, said the official. “A .32 bore calibre pistol and seven live bullets were recovered from the man. He has been handed over to the police as he could not produce valid documents for carrying the firearm and ammunition,” he added. The man was supposed to take a flight to Chennai, he said, adding the passenger was booked under relevant sections of the Arms Act. Arms and ammunition are not allowed to be carried by passengers as per Indian aviation security rules.last_img read more

When Health and Human Services Secretary Margaret

first_imgWhen Health and Human Services Secretary Margaret Heckler announced that scientists had discovered the virus that caused AIDS at a press conference in 1984, the disease was still mysterious and invariably fatal.Perhaps with a vaccine, AIDS could be ended like smallpox or contained like polio, two scourges that yielded to intense public health interventions. Heckler suggested that experimental vaccine trials were just two years away.We now know that HIV is rarely curable, though it can be managed with antiviral medicines. And more than 30 years later, HIV vaccine research has produced mainly a string of failures.Only one major HIV vaccine trial has shown any progress to date. In that study, done in Thailand, a two-stage vaccination approach called RV 144 resulted a roughly 30 percent reduction in HIV infections after several years. These results were hailed as proving the concept that an HIV vaccine could be protective, but the results weren’t strong enough to pursue regulatory approval.Public health officials still say that a vaccine is essential to vanquishing HIV and AIDS.”Development of an effective HIV vaccine will likely be necessary to achieve a durable end to the HIV pandemic,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, wrote in JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association, in October.And Fauci is optimistic that it can happen because the vaccines don’t need to be perfect to be helpful. An incremental improvement over the one tested in the Thai trial could have a major effect on spread of HIV, he says.The best case scenario is a vaccine that is at least 60 percent effective, Fauci says in an interview, “but I’d settle for from 50 to 55.” With a HIV vaccine that stops a little more than half of all transmissions, “you could really nail down the end of the epidemic,” he says.There are two HIV vaccine trials underway today that Fauci says are the most promising efforts since 2009.The first trial, called HVTN 702, began its third and final phase in 2016 with 5,400 South African volunteers. Results are expected in 2021.”We were able to tease out what were the immune responses that we think were responsible at least partly for protection of [the Thai vaccine],” says Susan Buchbinder, director of Bridge HIV at the San Francisco Department of Public Health. The HVTN 702 study is “tailored for the sub-Saharan African epidemic, and we’re currently testing that combined vaccine regimen,” she says.Buchbinder, a leader in the HIV Vaccine Trials Network, notes that the Thai vaccine was 60 percent effective for the first year before weakening to 30 percent. She says the HVTN 702 trial uses a new regimen that scientists hope will draw out the higher response over a longer period of time.In November 2017, a separate trial called “Imbokodo” launched in five southern African nations. It attempts to address the challenge of vaccinating against the strains of HIV that are prevalent in different regions of the world.HIV is “kind of what I call a sloppy virus — it makes mistakes and it doesn’t correct them,” Buchbinder says. “That makes it difficult for the antibodies to keep up.”Imbokodo uses what Buchbinder calls “a mosaic insert,” or lab-created fragments of HIV, to train the body to make the antibodies that are likely to be most effective against the common strains of HIV, rather than the approach used in HVTN 704 and RV 144, both of which specifically targeted regional HIV strains.But even as U.S. public health officials hope for a safe and effective HIV vaccine, there has been progress on other fronts. Robust HIV testing, treatment, and prevention programs — in the District of Columbia, San Francisco, and New York City, for instance — have led to significant reductions in the rate of new HIV cases over the past decade.Two of the most effective HIV prevention tools today were discovered in the past decade: PrEP, short for pre-exposure prophylaxis, and TasP, short for treatment as prevention. Both involve taking HIV medication daily and both dramatically reduce the risk of transmitting or contracting the virus. PrEP and TasP are statistically more effective at preventing HIV than condoms, and they have revolutionized HIV prevention and treatment — at least in areas with robust access.For example, the District of Columbia had one of the fastest growing HIV rates in the country a decade ago. But aggressive public health action — including free condoms, needle exchanges, widespread testing, rapid treatment for newly diagnosed people and easily accessible PrEP — helped cut the number of newly diagnosed HIV infections in the city from 1,333 cases in 2007 to 347 cases in 2016, down 73 percent.But when health officials in Washington released a racy sexual health ad campaign last December, its imagery raised eyebrows: a woman licking an ice cream cone, a churro being dipped in creamy sauce, a plate of hot dogs and an explosion of mustard.”Thinking about sex?” asks a sultry voice. “Then think about PrEP.”The sexual innuendo is plain, and that’s just how Michael Kharfen wants it. He heads the HIV/AIDS office in Washington’s health department.”For the broadcast networks, we are airing it after 10 at night, which is fairly reasonable,” Kharfen says with a smile.But if you’re in the target demographic online, he explains, you’ll come across this ad on Pandora, YouTube or even Facebook.”One of our goals — particularly with scaling up PrEP — is around how to not lose momentum,” says Kharfen.Washington is at the point where so few people are becoming HIV positive that Kharfen’s office can analyze each case and ask hard questions. “Where did the system fail that person?” Kharfen says. “Where did we not make sure that somebody had the opportunity to have PrEP, or to have some prevention strategy that fit them that would have averted this diagnosis?””You could actually turn off the AIDS pandemic right now,” says NIAID’s Fauci, reflecting on the success of jurisdictions like Washington. If existing approaches were universally implemented, HIV transmission would grind to a halt, and that would be a “somewhat awesome feeling,” he says.But it’s “theoretical,” Fauci says, because PrEP and TasP haven’t been implemented widely enough to end the pandemic.That’s why a vaccine is so important, he says, even if it only provides imperfect protection against HIV. Results from the two vaccine trials that provide the best shot at that goal are expected in late 2020 and 2021.Tim Fitzsimons is a New York-based reporter. He tweets at @tfitzsimons. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit https://sp2.img.hsyaolu.com.cn/wp-shlf1314/2031/IMG6478.jpg” alt=”last_img” /> read more