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US home prices down for third consecutive month

first_img US home prices down for third consecutive month AMERICAN house prices dropped to even lower depths than expected in September, it was revealed yesterday.The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller house price index showed that prices fell in 18 of the 20 cities surveyed.Compared to August the index fell by 0.8 per cent, in spite of August’s rate being revised down to a 0.48 per cent fall. Economists had only expected a 0.4 per cent decline for September. The index has dropped by 1.5 per cent since June, dropping for the third consecutive month.Yet September’s figures are up on the previous year, increasing by 0.59 per cent – yet this is the smallest increase since January, when a year on year fall was recorded.The worst falls were recorded in Minneapolis (2.21 per cent) and Cleveland (two per cent).The news came as consumer confidence figures for November surprisingly rose to a five month high, the index rising by over 4 points to 54.1. KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp Sharecenter_img Tags: NULL Tuesday 30 November 2010 8:13 pm Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter Centerlast_img read more

Portugal on the brink as fear returns

first_img Portugal on the brink as fear returns Share KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp PORTUGAL is scrambling to avoid being hit by the Eurozone debt crisis, amid mounting expectations of a third bailout for the currency region.Analysts yesterday said that only the European Central Bank’s special bond purchasing programme is standing between the country and a rescue. With Portugal facing its first sale of long-term debt tomorrow, figures show that the ECB intervened in debt markets to the tune of €113m (£94m) last week. Although this is down on its €1.12bn weekly intervention before Christmas, most observers think that Portugal is the main target of the action.The country’s growing debt crisis is following a now-familiar pattern, when the yield on its ten-year debt soared to a record during the euro’s lifetime. It spiked over 7.1 per cent yesterday, a level that most regard as unsustainable.IHS Global Insight’s Diego Iscaro said that tomorrow’s debt sale “is going to be a scene-setter”, with investors keeping a keen eye on the country’s rising costs.Portugal’s Eurozone neighbours are putting pressure on the country to seek a rescue to calm bond markets. Despite its growth last year markets are unconvinced. In a sign of market jitters, the euro sank to a four-month low against the dollar, dipping below €1.29 yesterday. If Lisbon does need a bailout, its cost is estimated to be similar to Ireland’s €85bn rescue, between €50bn and €100bn. At least half will come from European funds, taking another chunk out of the Eurozone’s €440bn bailout fund.Fears for Portugal grew as political gridlock in Belgium added to the Eurozone debt crisis with yields on ten-year Belgian debt surging to a seven-month high. The 4.25 per cent yield forced Belgium’s King Albert II to intervene asking the temporary government to draft a new tighter 2011 budget in an attempt to defuse fears of runaway deficits amid a political vacuum that has seen the country without a new government since its June elections. Show Comments ▼ Monday 10 January 2011 9:10 pm Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comlast_img read more

Commission seeks views on next archbishop of Canterbury’s ministry

first_img Archbishop of Canterbury Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Comments (2) [Anglican Communion News Service] Members of the Anglican Communion around the world are, for the first time in history, being invited to share their views on the ministry of the next archbishop of Canterbury.The Crown Nominations Commission of the Church of England — the body that nominates the next archbishop of Canterbury — traditionally asks for the views of all primates and provincial secretaries of the 38 provinces of the Anglican Communion.On this occasion, however, not only has a primate been invited to join the commission, but a letter has also been sent to provinces to be read in Anglican Communion churches inviting everyone to share their thoughts about the ministry of the next archbishop.The letter, sent by the Rev. Canon Kenneth Kearon, secretary general of the Anglican Communion, on behalf of the commission, states: “The archbishop of Canterbury exercises many roles — he is bishop of the Diocese of Canterbury, primate of the Church of England, and focus of unity for the Anglican Communion.“The process of seeking the next archbishop is led by the Crown Nominations Commission of the Church of England and extensive consultations within the U.K. have begun with various representatives of the Church of England, other Christian denominations, other faiths and wider church life. Members of the Church of England are also invited to share in this process.“The commission wishes to offer the same opportunity to other members of the Anglican Communion. It is seeking your views on the priorities for the ministry of the next archbishop to enable the members of the commission to have as rich a picture as possible as they begin their work.”The hope is that clergy will receive the letter (translated in several languages) from their primate or bishop and read it out in church so Anglicans and Episcopalians around the world know of and can respond to the commission’s request.Anglican Communion members will be able to contact the commission via both electronic and traditional means before April 30. All views that are received will be collated and included in a report to the commission. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis John Speller says: Rector Tampa, FL Rector Albany, NY Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit a Press Release Comments are closed. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest April 3, 2012 at 7:07 pm We need an Archbishop needs to possess some extraordinary prophetic, spiritual, pastoral and administrative gifts and skills. These divine qualities are needed in order for him to serve as an effective Global Anglican Leader, insightful moderator of current sensitive sexuality debates and to serve as a visible symbol of unity and healing of current divisions within the Anglican Communion and the world, as a whole. The next Anglican Archbishop will probably have a more difficult task, considering the above tasks, when compared to most of his predecessors. Therefore, whoever is chosen and agrees to serve the entire Anglican Communion with its current fragmented state of “uneasy union,” needs our collective support and unceasing prayers in order to succeed in his difficult ministry and leadership. May God’s will be done! Amen. 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I hope that for the good of both the Church of England and the Anglican Communion the next Archbishop of Canterbury will devote himself to being first, Diocesan Bishop of Canterbury, second, Primate of All England, and third, as primus-inter-pares among the bishops of the Anglican Communion — in this order, rather than the reverse. It is the diocesan bishops who are the focus of union in the Anglican Church and not the Archbishop of Canterbury. Rector Belleville, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Events Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Tags Prof. Emmanuel K. Twesigye says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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A “Beary” Good Program for Orange County

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Update on Orange County’s Bear Cart ProgramFrom Orange County Commissioner Rod LoveIt has been almost a year since the “Rollout” event for the launch of Orange County’s Bear Cart Program. The program is targeted for residents in the northwest part of unincorporated Orange County near Apopka. More than 10,000 households that are within the designated Bear Management Area are eligible for this voluntary program to receive a bear-resistant garbage cart for a $50 processing fee. These specially-equipped 95-gallon carts work with the County’s automated collection system and have a gravity lock mechanism certified by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee. The purpose of the Program is to decrease human-bear conflicts by securing garbage that attracts bears. Customers in the designated area may leave their garbage out overnight, according to a revised ordinance that went into effect regarding the Program. However, homeowners in the designated area who do not wish to pay the processing fee for a cart have the option to secure their existing cart and place it at the curb between 4:00 am and 6:00 am the day of service instead of overnight when bears forage for food.Orange County Commissioner Rod LoveThe bear carts cost about $245 each (much more than a regular cart). However, the County secured $200,000 ($200,124.15 total for the Florida Wildlife Commission Grant Award) in grants from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to help offset the cost. Similar to its counterpart, the bear carts remain the property of Orange County for use by residential customers.A program still ongoing today, a brief timeline detailing the history of the Program is: The Florida Wildlife Commission awarded grant funding for the Program in June of 2017; Orange County had acquired the bear carts, “Bear Cart Awareness” brochures were mailed to residential customers in the Bear Management Area, and the “Bear Cart Kick-off” event postcard was mailed to residential customers in the Bear Management Area in August of 2017; the kick-off event, originally scheduled to take place in September of 2017, was cancelled due to the landfall of Hurricane Irma; the initial bear carts were delivered in conjunction with a media event, hosted by Mayor Bryan Nelson (then Orange County Commissioner for District 2) and the Solid Waste Division, and the Neighborhood Preservation and Revitalization Office distributed the brochures to residents within the Bear Management Area at HOA meetings in October of 2017; and a second bear cart postcard was mailed to residential customers in the Bear Management Area in April of this year. Today, 919 total bear carts have been purchased, with 259 having been delivered and 660 still available. Residents may view the video for the media event from last year here as well as photos of myself being introduced to Orange County’s Bear Cart Program this week.Residents who would like to participate in this program may visit the Orange County Government webpage at for program details (including the brochure). The webpage provides residents with the ability to verify that they live in the designated Bear Management Area and apply for a bear cart online. Residents can also print the application form and send it in the mail to 5901 Young Pine Road, Orlando, Florida 32829 for processing or contact the Solid Waste Hotline at 407-836-6601 for assistance from a team member. Regardless of the method they choose, residents are required to pay the $50 processing fee to obtain a cart.Shown by the numbers and support from elected officials, staff and residential customers, it is evident that Orange County’s Bear Cart Program has been successful in its first year in achieving the balance between convenience for residents and the health and safety of bears for curbside garbage collection. Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSOrange County Commissioner Rod Love Previous articleCalling all artists: Orange County’s Sculpture on the Lawn Exhibition is now taking applicationsNext articleA Father’s Day reminder from science: Your kids aren’t really growing up quickly Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Casa MD / Andrés Alonso

first_img Argentina “COPY” Photographs Save this picture!© Gonzalo Viramonte+ 23Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Manufacturers: Naos, VIEITES HnosCollaborators:Araceli GonzalezStructural Calculation:Ing. Walter MorónCity:CórdobaCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreLOS MIRADORESLos Miradores is a complex of 4 houses made for temporary use, placed in a 2,368 m2 steep-sloped plot, in the highest area of the city of Villa Allende, Córdoba.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteBy not having a defined user, center stage is given to the man and the woman of a globalized world, which has been losing the singularity that characterizes each region, that which gives identity and from where man is built.From this paradigm, this work tries to recover the architectural spirit as art, an architecture that goes beyond solving the basic needs of man as a stereotyped object.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteSave this picture!Upper Floor planSave this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteIn a vertiginous world, Los Miradores seek the simplicity that encourages calm, the necessary rest that precedes the question; that question that challenges the established conventions, giving rise to a singular response from the subject pierced by the monologue of the time, that question that answers itself by contemplating the emptiness as the only way to recognize real desire, which should be the cause of all existence.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteA device that uses the same principle of observance as the panopticon, but this time, at the service of the singularity of the subject that inhabits it.Architecture as art, as a symbol of progress, which contributes to the transformation of man from observed object to observing subject, from the cause of his symptom and the symptom of his time, that is the idea sustaining this work.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteSave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteFrom this reflection originates a 450 m2scopic building, with a continuous semi-buried basement housing the bedroom area, covered in brick, retaking the regional tradition as the foundation of our identity. Above it rests the diurnal zone, materialized by four white and pure rectangular prisms of the same proportions as the base, but rotated over the service nucleus, projecting towards the horizon facing east.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteProject gallerySee allShow lessBrick Aperture House / Kreis Grennan ArchitectureSelected ProjectsDuke Student Wellness Center / Duda|Paine ArchitectsSelected Projects Share ArchDaily Photographer:  Gonzalo Viramonte Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Casa MD / Andrés AlonsoSave this projectSaveCasa MD / Andrés Alonso ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects “COPY”center_img Area:  368 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018 Houses Casa MD / Andrés Alonso CopyAbout this officeAndrés AlonsoOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCórdobaArgentinaPublished on November 02, 2018Cite: “Casa MD / Andrés Alonso” [Casa MD / Andrés Alonso] 02 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! Soft CloseWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)American Oak by ASHChairs / StoolsOKHADining Chair – BarnettMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Córdoba, Argentina Architects: Andrés Alonso Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

First Online Free Expression Day launched on Reporters Without Borders website

first_img Organisation March 12, 2008 – Updated on January 25, 2016 First Online Free Expression Day launched on Reporters Without Borders website News RSF_en Help by sharing this informationcenter_img Take part in the cyber-demo Reporters Without Borders calls on Internet users to come and protest in virtual versions of countries that are Internet enemies. It is also releasing a detailed report on cyber-censorship and a new version of its Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents. The new list of Internet EnemiesDownload the updated version of the Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-DissidentsReporters Without Borders has launched the first Online Free Expression Day today.“From now on, we will organise activities every 12 March to condemn cyber-censorship throughout the world,” Reporters Without Borders said. “A response of this kind is needed to the growing tendency to crack down on bloggers and to close websites.”“Today, the first time this day is being marked, we are giving all Internet users the opportunity to demonstrate in places were protests are not normally possible. We hope many will come and protest in virtual versions of Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, Cuba’s Revolution Square or on the streets of Rangoon, in Burma. At least 62 cyber-dissidents are currently imprisoned worldwide, while more than 2,600 websites, blogs or discussions forums were closed or made inaccessible in 2007.”The press freedom organisation added: “Our list of ‘Internet Enemies’ has also been updated with the addition of two countries – Ethiopia and Zimbabwe. And we are offering an new version of our Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents.”Reporters Without Borders learned last night that UNESCO has withdrawn its patronage for today’s Online Free Expression Day (read our press release).To denounce government censorship of the Internet and to demand more online freedom, Reporters Without Borders is calling on Internet users to come and protest in online versions of nine countries that are Internet enemies during the 24 hours from 11 a.m. tomorrow, 12 March, to 11 a.m. on 13 March (Paris time, GMT +1). Anyone with Internet access will be able to create an avatar, choose a message for their banner and take part in one of the cyber-demos taking place in Burma, China, Cuba, Egypt, Eritrea, North Korea, Tunisia, Turkmenistan and Vietnam.There are 15 countries in this year’s Reporters Without Borders list of “Internet Enemies” – Belarus, Burma, China, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zimbabwe. There were only 13 in 2007. The two new additions to the traditional censors are both to be found in sub-Saharan Africa: Zimbabwe and Ethiopia.“This is not at all surprising as these regimes regularly hound the traditional media,” Reporters Without Borders says in the introduction to its report.“Internet penetration is very slight, but nevertheless sufficient to give them a few nightmares. They follow the example of their seniors and draw on the full arsenal of online censorship methods including legislation, monitoring Internet cafés and controlling ISPs.”There is also a supplementary list of 11 “countries under watch.” They are Bahrain, Eritrea, Gambia, Jordan, Libya, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. Unlike the “enemies,” these countries do not imprison bloggers or censor the Internet massively. But they are sorely tempted and abuses are common. Many of them have laws that they could use to gag the Internet if they wanted. And the judicial or political authorities often use anti-terrorism laws to identify and monitor government opponents and activists expressing themselves online.“The hunting down of independent thinkers online is all the more effective as several major western companies have colluded with governments in pinpointing ‘trouble-makers’,” the reports says. “US company Yahoo! apologised in 2007 for a ‘misunderstanding’ which ended in journalist Shi Tao being sent to prison for ten years. The company has been responsible for the imprisonment of a total of four Chinese cyber-dissidents. It was apparently willing to ‘obey local laws’ that forced it to identify Internet users deemed to be dangerous.”Finally, a new version of the Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents is available in French and English on the Reporters Without Borders website ( It offers practical advice and techniques on how to start up a blog, how to blog for anonymously and how to circumvent censorship. It also includes the accounts of bloggers from countries such as Egypt and Burma.The cyber-demonstration was devised and produced by the Saatchi & Saatchi advertising agency. last_img read more

Florists prep for Valentine’s Day boom

first_img Pinterest Facebook 1 of 2 Upside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleFruit Salad to Die ForPowered By 10 Sec Croissant Breakfast Sandwich Casserole NextStay Rattler Midstream: 4Q Earnings Snapshot Roses which will be used in a bouquet of flowers rest in water at a florist work station Saturday morning at Mark Knox Flowers. Home Local News Business Florists prep for Valentine’s Day boom Local NewsBusiness Florists prep for Valentine’s Day boom Octopus Energy U.S. to Discount Customers’ Bills by as Much as 90% Roses which will be used in a bouquet of flowers rest in water at a florist work station Saturday morning at Mark Knox Flowers. WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleA SHARP LIFE: Meal etiquette for travelers to ‘the happiest place on earth’Next articleMATTER OF RECORD: Feb. 1 through Feb. 9 admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Snap Inc. to Participate in the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference 2021 Kelly Fields trims a rose for a bouquet of flowers in preparation for Valentines Day Saturday morning at Mark Knox Flowers. Fields has been a florist for over 30 years. By admin – February 11, 2018 Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Planning permission granted for new Omagh Hospital

first_img Planning permission has been granted for the new local hospital and health care centre in Omagh.It was announced just over a year ago that funds of up to £100m were being made available for the first phase of construction on the new local hospital.The new facility will include a health and care centre with GP accommodation and will have intermediate care beds, a renal dialysis unit and a new central sterile supplies department.West Tyrone MLA, Joe Byrne has welcomed the announcement that planning permission has been granted…[podcast][/podcast] WhatsApp News Facebook Twitter Planning permission granted for new Omagh Hospital Previous articleCouncil preparing strategy for future EU funding applicationsNext articleDonegal fishermen may be subject to cuts in their quotas of white fish for 2013 News Highland Twitter Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH center_img LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Google+ By News Highland – October 26, 2012 Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

No new deaths, 102 new cases of Covid-19

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Previous articleOne further death, 141 new cases of Covid-19 in NorthNext articleDL Debate – The Championship 07/09/20 News Highland There’s been 102 new cases of COVID-19 identified in Ireland and no new deaths recorded by the Department of Health.Half of the new cases are in Dublin and the Department has said people in the capital in particular need to be incredibly careful over the next week.Dr Ronan Glynn also gave a warning for people living in Limerick.11 cases today have been identified in Leitrim, 6 in Galway and 29 spread between 14 other counties.Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn said there are two places in particular they’re concerned about:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Facebook By News Highland – September 7, 2020 center_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ Pinterest No new deaths, 102 new cases of Covid-19 WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

Suspect in ‘horrific’ shooting at hotel in Rockford, Illinois, barricaded in his car after high-speed chase: Officials

first_imgBloomington IL Police Department(ROCKFORD, Ill.) — A manhunt for a suspect in the shooting of a sheriff’s deputy Thursday at a hotel in Rockford, Illinois, led to a wild high-speed police chase on an interstate — with the fleeing fugitive reportedly pointing a gun out his window at officers, according to police and media reports.The suspect, identified as Floyd E. Brown, 39, lost control of his vehicle during the chase and careened off Interstate 55 between Bloomington and Springfield and crashed into a ravine, said Master Sgt. Sam Thomas of the Illinois State Police.At an afternoon news conference, Thomas said Brown was barricaded in his car and police were trying to convince him to surrender.The shooting occurred at 9:15 a.m. local time as the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force from the Great Lakes Region was attempting to arrest Brown at an Extended Stay America hotel, officials said.Lt. Kurt Whisenand of the Rockford Police Department said that as task force members approached Brown’s room on the third floor of the hotel, shots rang out and the sheriff’s deputy was hit in the hallway outside the room.Whisenand said Brown is believed to have fired a rifle at the task force members and then fled out a window, leaving a female acquaintance with a bullet wound in the hotel room.Whisenand said no members of the task force fired their weapons, and investigators believe Brown shot the woman in the hotel room.The woman’s name was not released and she was being treated at a hospital.The deputy who was wounded in the shooting is a member of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, Jack Franks, the McHenry County Board chairman, told ABC News.“He was shot and gravely wounded and he’s in critical condition at this time,” Franks said, adding that the deputy, whose name was not released, was in surgery.“He’s fighting for his life,” Franks said. “It’s a dark day here and certainly his family is in our prayers.”Authorities initially said Brown was 45 years old, and that the deputy was a U.S. Marshal.Brown fled the hotel in Mercury Grand Marquis.His car was spotted headed south on Interstate 55 and police chased him into Logan County, WLS-TV reported. The chase reached speeds of 100 miles per hour and the driver was pointing a gun outside his vehicle window at police pursuing him, ABC station WLS-TV in Chicago reported.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more