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In particular, I’m impressed by those stocks that have performed well amidst the coronavirus pandemic and bleak economic conditions. While it’s no guarantee that they’ll continue to prosper, it’s a good indicator of the resilience of the underlying businesses.For example, take a look at AO World and Games Workshop. Since the beginning of the year, their share prices are up 99% and 31% respectively. That’s despite the major sell-off that took place in March. Both companies have demonstrated the strength of their business models, boosted by their harnessing of online sales. I expect a bright future for both and consequently, I reckon they’re also some of the best UK shares to buy now.Before moving on, I think the precious metals company Centamin is more than deserving of a mention. The gold miner has capitalised on soaring gold prices and has performed strongly on the production front. As well as boasting a healthy balance sheet, the company attracts a yield north of 5%. In my view, Centamin is a top buy for investors looking for a combination of share price growth and handsome dividend payments.FTSE AIM 100 upcomersUK stocks listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) often possess explosive growth potential, albeit with the additional risk that comes with AIM’s lighter regulatory scrutiny. I have my eye on a handful that I think have a bright future outlook, despite the devastation caused by the pandemic on many businesses.For instance, online fashion retailers Boohoo and ASOS have enjoyed a profitable few months in spite of poor trading conditions. Both saw their sales continue to thrive throughout the period of the pandemic, something that only a handful of retailers can say. Looking ahead, I think their strong business models will continue to present growth opportunities in the future.Finally, take a look at biotechnology company Avacta, whose share price has rocketed 783% since mid-March. 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Houses “COPY” 2013 AIR House / Czech Technical University Photographs Year: Architects: Czech Technical University Year Completion year of this architecture project AIR House / Czech Technical UniversitySave this projectSaveAIR House / Czech Technical University Copy• ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/440093/solar-decathlon-2013-czech-technical-university-wins-architecture-contest-places-third-overall Clipboard Projects ArchDaily Save this picture!© Jason Flakes/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon+ 41 Share Photographs: Jason Flakes/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, Martin Cenek, Team CTU, AIR House – Solar Decathlon Team Czech RepublicSave this picture!© Martin Cenek, Team CTULauded for incorporating warm, natural wood finishes to create a “comfortable place to dwell and reenergize,” the jury of the 2013 Solar Decathlon has named Czech Technical University as winner of the competition’s “Architecture Contest,” placing them third overall. Based on a “house within a house” concept and inspired by the Czech tradition of spending weekends in the country, the “AIR House” features a flexible, open interior that is protected by an intelligent second skin – a “solar wooden canopy” that generates energy and provides hot water via photovoltaic and solar-thermal panels. Read for the team’s project description. ConceptThe AIR House design reacts to the contemporary demographic development in the Czech Republic; where senior housing presents a very imminent social topic (currently 20% of all households).Save this picture!© AIR House – Solar Decathlon Team Czech RepublicInspirationOur main inspiration comes from a typical Czech custom of spending weekends in “chata” – a cottage or cabin out in the country. During the socialist times from 1948 to 1989, the majority of the population had no money to invest in a „proper country house“, and a very unique type of unorthodox, folk architecture had developed for over four decades in the former Czechoslovakia. In composing the house’s volume and functions, we worked with the traditional features of a typical Czech farm house with shaded porch and barn in an L-shape configuration that creates a protected courtyard connected to the farm yard. Save this picture!© Jason Flakes/U.S. Department of Energy Solar DecathlonLayoutThe concept combines a minimum interior living area with a generous outside area. The economy-sized disposition is based on the tradition of minimal housing, where an ingenious architectural design saves space and therefore saves purchase and operating costs. The flexible living space accommodates kitchen, living, dining and sleeping space. The technology module features a bathroom, technical room, outside kitchen and storage. The sun deck can hold different activities such as cooking, gardening, relaxation and storage. The integrated edible natural garden functions as a mediator between the house and the surrounding nature.Save this picture!© AIR House – Solar Decathlon Team Czech RepublicHouse Within a HouseThe composition of AIR House’s main volumes is primarily based on the “house within a house” concept which works with the principle of two skins. The First Skin is formed by a thermal insulation envelope of the living area that is made of massive wood panels in combination with natural wood fiber thermal insulation. Under this skin the main volume and all indoor functions of the house are contained. The second Skin, formed by a solar wooden canopy, protects the First Skin from thermal stress caused by the sun and the wind, and generates electric energy and hot water via photovoltaic and solar-thermal panels attached to the canopy´s structural elements.The space between the two skins generates tension between the interior and exterior. It creates a unique atmosphere, a play of light and shadows. From further away, the house looks very compact and its volume appears a simple cubic shape.Save this picture!© Martin Cenek, Team CTUShaded TerraceAn important aspect of the AIR House design is the creation of a strong link between the house´s exterior and interior. Our aim was to extend the relatively modest interior living space outside and allow the users to benefit from a shaded terrace for their activities. This terrace, thanks to the glazed wall that divides it from the interior space, can be fully functionally connected to the interior and serve many purposes – as a meeting space for social activities, as a dining room, kitchen, movie theater etc. Also, with the sliding doors open, the interior becomes immediately part of the exterior, and during summer evenings the inhabitants can fully enjoy the fresh breeze while still being protected from the eventual rain shower. An edible garden is integrated in the terrace deck and acts as a mediator between the house and the surrounding nature. Save this picture!© AIR House – Solar Decathlon Team Czech RepublicEnergyThe AIR House energy concept is simple and ecological. The layout combines a minimum interior living area with a generous outside area. The goal is to place a maximum of functional units outside the air-conditioned area and thus minimize the energy needed to maintain interior comfort. The AIR HOUSE is designed as a zero‐energy house. It obtains all the energy needed for the household, and for the maintenance of the optimal interior climate, from solar radiation. Low material, water and energy consumption is also important to us.Save this picture!© AIR House – Solar Decathlon Team Czech RepublicPhotovoltaic System50 m2 of PV panels generate all the energy needed for operating the house. AIR House is equipped with 30 amorphous crystalline panels 350x210x8mm 185 Wp. During the contest week in US, electrical energy will transfer to the Solar Village micro grid. For the use in Czech Republic, the house features a standalone PV unit for ensuring the operation of common appliances with lower power consumption and testing and monitoring the energy self-sufficient concept of the AIR House. Air-Conditioning SystemIn the Czech Republic climate, the house will be ventilated naturally most of the year. During winter and for the competition purposes, we will use recuperation of waste heat. Heat recuperation ventilation system ensures optimal air exchange and during ventilation minimizes heat loss, which represents up to 40% of the entire loss of the building in standard family houses. In the AIR House, the interior air quality is provided by a Duplex RB4 EC ATREA hot-air ventilation unit. The hot-air ventilation unit is connected to an outer loop control and intelligent house control with data collection.Save this picture!© Martin Cenek, Team CTUSolar Thermal SystemThe domestic hot water in AIR House will be provided by two flat-plate solar thermal collectors by Regulus, a purely Czech-owned company. Solar system operate on the principle of transforming solar energy into heat. The system is able to utilize as much as 80% solar energy. The heat trapped inside the collector is transferred by special antifreeze solar fluid into an integrated heat storage tank IZT ATREA (Atrea). In the central Europe climate conditions, the solar system covers 50-60% of the domestic hot water needs throughout the whole year, 100% in summer and 10% during winter months. In periods of low solar insulation, the solar hot water system will be supplemented by an air-to-water heat pump.. Our solar thermal system is designed to cover all domestic hot water needs during the Solar Decathlon display.Save this picture!© AIR House – Solar Decathlon Team Czech RepublicConstructed WetlandConsiderate water handling is another priority of the AIR HOUSE concept. In house, drinking water can quickly turn to waste, but there are many ways it can be reused in the garden. A grey water system collects water from the showers, wash basins and washing up, filtering it and re‐using it to irrigate plants and thus reduces water consumption by 20%.Save this picture!© Martin Cenek, Team CTUWater SavingThe AIR HOUSE bathroom is fitted with a low flush toilet. We use Axor Starck Organic bathroom mixers and shower (Hansgrohe), which are economic in terms of consumption; their water consumption is 60% lower than of standard mixers. The extremely efficient shower spray is made up of 90 jets and is highly functional, bathing the entire skin. Technological solution of the mixers prevents water from coming into direct contact with the mixer body. This keeps drinking water free from lead and nickel contamination.Save this picture!© Jason Flakes/U.S. Department of Energy Solar DecathlonHealth Our health enhancing strategy is not limited to a technological solution or use of materials that present no health hazards. According to the famous quotation of Winston Churchill (1943) “We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us“, our approach is more complex. We choose materials in accordance to how they affect all 5 human senses. To respect human circadian rhythm, we focus on visual comfort; we program the artificial lighting to correspond to natural lighting conditions.We believe, that the choice of materials defines the quality of the inner environment.Save this picture!© Jason Flakes/U.S. Department of Energy Solar DecathlonMassive WoodThe AIR HOUSE is made entirely of wood, not only the load‐bearing structure, but also the thermal insulation, facade, finishing and furniture. We use an innovative massive building system ‐ a so called Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) made by Stora Enso. The wood in the CLT is from sustainably grown forests, and is laminated with nontoxic glues. The panels are strong enough to be used in earthquake or hurricane prone areas. The computer numerically controlled (CNC) cutting process done by Dřevostavby Biskup allows the panels to be cut precisely and meet very tight tolerances. Because the panels are solid, there is little potential for airflow through the system. Modular furniture units made of CLT panels, at the same time construction components of the house, function as elements of structure and storage. In the interior, they are visible, and create a pleasant, warm living climate.Save this picture!© Martin Cenek, Team CTUVapor Permeable ConstructionDue to a diffusion-open structure, AIR House can breathe. The exterior weight-bearing structure made of massive CLT panels is equipped with thermal insulation panels. The interior side of the sandwich panel made of Steico wood fiber thermal insulation is shielded with an OSB board, the exterior side is covered by a DHF fiberboard. The interior CLT panel along with the OSB board function as a so-called vapor retarder not inhibiting vapor admission into the construction, only limiting its amount. Diffusion-open constructions are being used for hundreds of years in the form of monolayer stone, brick, clay or massive wood constructions.Save this picture!© Martin Cenek, Team CTURadiant Cooling and HeatingThe primary system of the AIR House low-temperature heating and high-temperature cooling is provided by radiant chilled ceiling panels REHAU. Sheets of plasterboard panels with in-milled pockets and embedded PVC pipes are the basis. The cooling performance is up to 75 W/m2. From the heat comfort point of view, low air flow whirling a minimum of dust and microorganisms in the room, is an advantage. Compared to conventional heating, the room temperature is steadier which enables its decreasing by 1 – 2°C without affecting heat comfort of the inhabitants. This effect enables us to save a considerable amount of energy.Save this picture!© AIR House – Solar Decathlon Team Czech RepublicHealthy LightingManufacturers claim that, compared to a standard light bulb, LED lighting saves 85% of energy and their life span is 35 times longer. In the AIR House, LED light sources are ideal and in the exterior, they are used exclusively. In the interior, we use LED lighting only in some places and with due consideration (the kitchen counter, indirect lighting in the bathroom, overall lighting of the living area) and we supplement it with local bulb lighting. Why? The human organism functions in a certain natural – circadian rhythm (in Latin circa – roughly, diem – day). It is operated by the so-called inner biological clock. In a natural environment, its most important synchronizer is a regular variation of light and darkness. In an environment with mostly artificial lighting, the color spectrum of the light source is crucial. The blue light, so typical for LED, stimulates activity. On the contrary, in the evening, full-spectrum bulb lighting is advisable; it endorses production of melatonin, the hormone of sleep and physical regeneration.Save this picture!© Jason Flakes/U.S. Department of Energy Solar DecathlonSmart ControlIn the AIR House, the measurement and regulation control system (MaR) in combination with the KNX smart home installation creates a communicating system with a unified web control for PC and mobile equipment. The intelligence of the system lies in its timely reaction to the needs of the house inhabitants and the outside weather conditions.Save this picture!© AIR House – Solar Decathlon Team Czech RepublicControl SystemThe measurement and regulation system (MaR) provides monitoring of all the house technologies, interior climate regulation and fresh air supply in a power mode as effective as possible. The interior climate quality is dependent on a precise control of interaction between the heat recovery ventilation unit and the radiant panels.Smart Home InstallationThe smart home installation (KNX) provides interior and exterior light comfort via dimming LED light sources that react to the Sun light intensity. The intelligent control can also be used to set and operate thematic lighting scenes.Save this picture!© AIR House – Solar Decathlon Team Czech RepublicHeating and CoolingThe radiant heating and cooling system is controlled by an automatic AS525 unit provided by the SAUTER company. The unit measures temperatures, humidity, flowage and other physical values. A servo regulates water mixing in the valves, controls operation of pumps, exhausters and flaps. Furthermore, it monitors and optimizes all technical equipment of the building concerning heating and cooling technology, air-conditioning, and water utilization.Save this picture!© AIR House – Solar Decathlon Team Czech RepublicMore information on the AIR House can be found on the team’s official website. Project gallerySee allShow lessSolar Decathlon 2013: Stevens Institute of Technology Places Second in Architecture,…Selected ProjectsHow Much Do Architects Earn Around the World?Architecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/440093/solar-decathlon-2013-czech-technical-university-wins-architecture-contest-places-third-overall Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeCzech Technical UniversityOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSolar DecathlonSolar Decathlon 2013Czech RepublicPublished on October 18, 2013Cite: “AIR House / Czech Technical University ” 18 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. 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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. 22 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Ireland Research / statistics A new survey by the Irish Times has revealed that two thirds of charities have seen their incomes fall in recent years.The survey, which is based on 32 charities, showed that a third of charities had a fall in income of over 15%. The survey did not distinguish between income from the state, which accounts for nearly two thirds of charity income, and fundraising income from individuals and other sources.The survey is in line with a much larger survey undertaken by charity umbrella group the Wheel earlier in the year which showed that 57% of charities had seen their income drop. Advertisement Howard Lake | 20 December 2012 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The fundraising picture for Irish charities in the last few years has not been consistent, with some showing a drop in income while others, such as the Irish Cancer Society, reporting a growth in income. Other charities have only been able to maintain fundraising levels with increased investment in fundraising staff and direct marketing.The Irish Times survey also found that just 30% of charities had seen staff numbers increase or remain the same while the Wheel’s survey found that staff numbers had increased in 70% of the 500 charities it surveyed.www.irishtimes.com Survey reports drop in Irish charity income
Tamera Hyattehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamera-hyatte/ Tamera Hyattehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamera-hyatte/ Students, faculty and administration seek to improve TCU experience for students of color Previous articleMuslim students reflect on Islam at TCUNext articleTony Symanovich: Engineer in charge Tamera Hyatte RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU community reflects on suicide prevention at vigil Twitter printAn organizer of the silent protest during the national anthem at Saturday’s football game, said the group of students wants to spark dialogue about social justice.“We just wanted to start a direct conversation on this campus in regards to the social injustices of our country and ask people to form their own opinions while respecting the opinions of others,” Diona Willis, a senior political science major, wrote in an email interview Monday.Willis said the group has not decided to protest at the next home game.Reaction to the 20 or so students who didn’t stand during the national anthem was divided both on campus and on social media.“They weren’t saying they hate America,” said Danielle Bradford, a sophomore business major. “They weren’t saying they hate TCU. They were saying they don’t like what’s going on in the country.”But Marthann White, a first-year education major, said she would not have participated.Some critics of the action, which was started by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, said that it was disrespectful to the military.“There are people fighting overseas for a bigger reason,” said Sarah Riley, a sophomore biology major. “Our flag represents those soldiers fighting for our freedom.”“I think that sitting during it is more disrespectful to those people overseas who are risking their lives,” Riley said.Other students however cited the First Amendment and supported the students’ right to protest.“I definitely feel everybody should be able to voice how they feel if they feel they’re being discriminated against or oppressed,” said Delaney Saragusa, a sophomore special education major. Tamera Hyatte Tamera Hyatte is a senior journalism major with a minor in women and gender studies from Anaheim, CA. Tamera Hyattehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamera-hyatte/ Twitter ReddIt Brite Divinity continues to promote proclaiming pride TAGSembedded tweets The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years + posts ReddIt Tamera Hyattehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamera-hyatte/ About 20 students sat during the National Anthem at Saturday’s game against Iowa State. (Sam Bruton/ TCU360) Linkedin How the TCU gender ratio affects campus hookup culture Facebook Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer
One of Sudan’s leading dailies, Al-Ayam, which last month marked its 50th anniversary, has been suspended indefinitely on the order of the state prosecutor in charge of subversion crimes, Mohammed Farid Hassan, under Article 130 of the 1991 code of criminal procedure, paragraphs 1 and 3. The daily is accused of “threatening the security and stability” of the country. News SudanAfrica Organisation RSF_en News “This latest repressive campaign inflicted on the Sudanese press is particularly disturbing, all the more so since the security forces use draconian laws to silence independent publications and to ruin them financially”, said Robert Ménard, secretary-general of Reporters Without Borders. “One month ago Sudan’s permanent mission to the UN in Geneva stated that there would be no further censorship or suspension of newspapers! As long as the existing draconian laws are not repealed and the security forces continue to crack down on the press, freedom of expression will remain under threat,” he added. SudanAfrica Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Mahjoub Mohamed Salih, editor-in-chief of Al-Ayam and a pivotal figure in the independent press, told Reporters Without Borders, “This step clearly shows the determination to sink the newspaper financially, otherwise the management would have been informed before going to press, that is before two in the morning.” ___________________18.11.2003New offensive against the independent pressOne daily newspaper suspended, two journalists arrested, four summonsedReporters Without Borders has called for the immediate reappearance of the Arabic-language daily newspaper Al-Ayam, which was suspended on 16 November, and has condemned harassment of journalists by the security services. November 24, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Al-Ayam allowed to reappear April 10, 2020 Find out more Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal News News Prosecutor-general Emad Eddin Mahjub Mohamad cancelled on 22 November thesuspension of the independent daily paper Al-Ayam, which had been closedon 16 November by the country’s anti-subversion prosecutor. Ruling on anappeal by the paper, he said the suspension had been ordered byunauthorised people, implying that the security services and their ally,the anti-subversion prosecutor, were acting illegally to maintain theirpower over the press, which was taken away from them by presidential decreein August. to go further April 6, 2020 Find out more Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent Mr. Salih was summonsed by the prosecutor’s office on the 18 November along with journalist Murtada Al-Ghali. On 11 November, the state prosecutor in charge of subversion crimes summonsed former Al-Ayam staffer Hayder Almukashi and Al-Ayam journalist Tag Alsir Mekki, without giving any official reason. The authorities are obviously determined to gag any press that oversteps the official line on the peace agreement and particularly on events in South Sudan. Security forces arrested correspondents Gasim Tah, of Al Sahafa newspaper and Mouhanad Hussain of Akhbar Alyom at Niala on 15 November and released them the same day. The two journalists had been preparing a report on the torching by Arabic militia of two villages in South Darfour province. Follow the news on Sudan March 29, 2020 Find out more
Court offers tributes, applause and a smile for the late John Devane Sunville House burglars to be sentenced NewsAssailant’s luck was in as Limerick Judge suspends sentence on his birthdayBy Staff Reporter – July 20, 2016 1785 Retrial ordered after ‘tiger kidnapping’ conviction quashed Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Limerick Circuit CourtA COUNTY Limerick man’s birthday luck was in when he walked free from court after a judge suspended a prison sentence, taking in to account the time served, over an assault where the victim was left in intensive care with multiple facial fractures.Gary O’Brien of 13 Ash Crescent, Gorthboy, Newcastle West, County Limerick, turned 21 this Monday, the same day he was before Judge Tom O’Donnell to be sentenced for his role in a serious assault carried out in November 2014.Detective garda Joseph O’Sullivan of Newcastle West Garda Station told Limerick Circuit Court that two men, Stephen Daly and Terry Kavanagh went out drinking on November 19, 2014.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The next day, Stephen Daly would be fighting for his life in intensive care at University Hospital Limerick after two fights, with the same people on the same night.In his evidence, Det Gda O’Sullivan said that Mr Daly met the accused man, Gary O’Brien and others in Newcastle West at around 8:30pm and a confrontation developed.He told the court that CCTV footage captured a fight before Mr Daly and Mr Kavanagh left and went back to the Ash Crescent housing estate.However, on his return, Stephen Daly encountered two men, one was armed with a stick, who began assaulting him before he fell to the ground where the assault continued.During the attack, Stephen Daly was struck by a Red Toyota Yaris, the court heard, and this caused him further injury.Witnesses said that the saw two men, one of which was Gary O’Brien, “swinging their arms and beating Stephen Daly as he lay defenceless on the ground”.Another man intervened and pushed the assailants off and the emergency services were called when the extent of Stephen Daly’s injuries could be seen.Daly had suffered multiple facial fractures including lacerations to his eye, cheek and jaw and doctors feared that his unstable condition may cause further difficulties so he was placed on intubation before being transferred to the intensive care unit.CT scans showed that while Stephen Daly did not suffer any brain or spinal injury, it did show “significant complex fractures of facial bones”.The victim also suffered a collapsed lung, internal bruising as well as bleeding in the abdomen, a lacerated spleen with associated leakage and a fractured foot, the court heard.Gary O’Brien was later identified, arrested and charged with the offence of assault causing harm.Prosecution counsel for the State Michael Collins said that Mr Daly did not contribute any more to the investigation and on the day the case was listed for trial in May 2015, neither of the witnesses, including Mr Daly, turned up for court. A bench warrant is still in existence for another witness, the court heard.However, Mr Collins said that Gary O’Brien pleaded guilty thereafter.In his interviews to gardai, O’Brien said that didn’t realise how bad the injury was to Stephen Daly as a result of the assault, adding “I’m sorry I didn’t listen to my father”.The court heard that Gary O’Brien was in custody since December last year after his bail was revoked due to breaches of his curfew.Defence counsel Brian McInerney said that O’Brien, who had no previous convictions, had “benefited from a lengthy taste of prison and that is something that I hope the court will take in to account given that it is his first offence.In his judgement, Judge Tom O’Donnell said that victim was left with serious facial injuries and complex fractures as a result of the attack but that the “trial was obviated by the plea of guilty.“Two witnesses didn’t appear, one has an outstanding bench warrant and is still at large, the other just didn’t turn up – this has to be considered by the court also.”Judge O’Donnell added that notwithstanding, “this is a serious charge where serious injury was caused and this type of violence in not acceptable in a civilised society.Gary O’Brien was sentenced to two years in prison, but Judge O’Donnell suspended the last 18 months for 18 months and gave the 21-year-old credit for the time he had already served on remand.Warning him on his birthday and just moments before he was released from custody, Judge O’Donnell said that “if you are in any trouble you will be back before the courts, and you will have to face the music”. 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RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ By News Highland – July 6, 2018 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Extreme fire risk warning extended until Wednesday Twitter Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articlePSNI dealing with serious crash on Clooney CarriagewayNext articleLate John O’Flynn strike secures win for Harps in Drogheda News Highland Homepage BannerNews Twitter The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has extended its notice of extreme fire risk (Danger Rating Red) until midday on Wednesday 11th July.The department says, arising from the effects of prolonged high pressure weather systems, high temperatures and Drought conditions, an extreme fire risk is deemed to exist in all areas where hazardous fuels exist. TDonegal County Council joins with the Department in calling for all outdoor use of fires, barbeques and other open ignition sources to be avoided on forest lands, public amenities and in other high risk areas until further notice.Extreme caution is advised with respect to hay making and the use of machinery and other agricultural activity that may also present a risk of fire in dry vegetation in current conditions. There appears to be a strong correlation between fire activity and illegal dumping and other activities on public lands in recent days and increased vigilance by land managers and landowners is advised. It is illegal to burn growing vegetation on uncultivated land between March 1st and August 31st.Pending a significant change in meteorological conditions this risk condition will remain in place until 1200hrs on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018, and will be reviewed again at that point.All land owners and members of the public are urged to be vigilant and to report any uncontrolled or unattended fires immediately to the Fire Service by dialing 999 or 112.
By News Highland – September 24, 2020 Twitter Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA DL Debate – 24/05/21 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Twitter Plans for a new housing development in Strabane have been revealed.78 new social homes are to be built by McGettigan Homes Ltd in association with Clanmil Housing Association on the site of the former Our Lady of Mercy school.The site has been laying vacant for quite a number of years, attracting anti-social behaviour.West Tyrone MLA Daniel McCrossan says the development will go far in adding to social housing stock in the area:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/mccrossanhouses5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Facebook Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleCoveney warns not nearly enough progress being made on Brexit negotiationsNext articleFive staff at O’Neill’s factory, Strabane test positive for Covid-19 News Highland WhatsApp Plans for new social housing development in Strabane revealed News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic