National Fire Safety Week takes place next week between October 5 and 12 and the theme this year is ‘Smoking at home can cause fatal fires’.National Fire Safety Week has its roots in the Great Chicago Fire, which occurred on October 8, 1871. The former American President, Calvin Coolidge, proclaimed the first National Fire Prevention Week in 1925 in memory of those who perished in that Fire.Assistant Donegal fire chief Glenn Hamilton.Since then, in early October, it has been observed each year in countries around the world.144 years on, the message regarding fire prevention and fire safety is as relevant today as it ever was. The theme for the 2015 Fire Safety Week is aimed at preventing fires caused by smoking in the home. Many fires start when cigarettes are left in ashtrays, when hot ashes/smouldering butts are dumped into the rubbish bin, or when someone falls asleep while smoking. The tragedy is that these fires were all preventable.Glenn Hamilton, A/ Senior Assistant Chief Fire Officer based at the Letterkenny Fire Station, is determined fire safety is something we all have to take seriously“As well as fighting fires and helping in emergency situations, the Fire Service is also involved in promoting fire safety awareness and educating the general public to be aware of the risk of fire. Fire is a societal risk and we are endeavouring to improve fire safety culture through various annual safety campaigns”Glenn, who comes from Ramelton, has worked in the fire service for 12 years and is a qualified Fire Safety Engineer. “Our aim is to prevent the outbreak of fire, and in doing so protect life and consequential damage to property and the environment. We also work at regulating fire safety in public building to ensure minimum fire safety standards are being met,” he said.Glenn reveals that the county’s 150 fire fighters who make up the 16 brigades will be very busy promoting fire safety throughout Fire Safety Week.“The programme of activities for this year’s Fire Safety Week throughout Donegal includes the erection of fire safety signs at each station; a presentation on fire safety to local communities; bringing fire brigades to a public location to distribute leaflets and engage with the public in passing on the fire safety message or an open night within the station; a fire safety poster competition for primary school children with the prize for the winner being a visit to the local fire station for their class as well as a fire safety presentation and fire extinguisher demonstration on Arranmore Island involving the local crew.”He added they wanted everyone to play their part during National Fire Safety Week by checking on elderly neighbours and relatives.People could also check out more fire safety information at http://www.donegalcoco.ie/services/fireservice/firesafetyathome/ and find out how you can help to prevent and detect fires in your home. It could save your life one day! DONEGAL’S 150 FIREFIGHTERS TO PROMOTE FIRE SAFETY WEEK was last modified: September 29th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalFire Safety Week
Met Eireann has issued a yellow weather alert for Donegal as Storm Hannah moves in. The weather warning will be in place from 11pm on Friday and 9am on Saturday.It reads: “Becoming very windy on Friday night and for a time on Saturday morning,” said Met Éireann “Southerly winds will veer northwesterly and reach mean speeds of 50-65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110 km/h.”The Road Safety Authority has asked road users to exercise caution during the weather.It has urged road users to be aware of objects being blown out onto the road, and to expect the unexpected.Drivers are advised to allow extra space between themselves and other road users such as cyclists. Storm Hannah set to hit Donegal with heavy wind and rain was last modified: April 25th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:weather warning
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Agronomists, Certified Crop Advisers (CCA) and custom applicators can stay current on agronomy issues on the grounds of the Farm Science Review this September.The Farm Science Review Agronomy College, hosted by the Ohio AgriBusiness Association in partnership with Ohio State University Extension, will bring industry experts, OSU staff and researchers, and agronomy service providers together to enhance collective knowledge and learning at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio, on Sept. 13 — one week before the start of the annual three-day farm show.“The Agronomy College provides insightful information and education for agronomists and applicators to better serve their customers,” said Harold Watters, certified professional agronomist, CCA and assistant professor in agricultural and natural resources at Ohio State. “Attendees will be able to confidently apply current research and knowledge in their businesses as a result of this event.”The full-day event features time with OSU Extension staff in the field at the small agronomy plots and larger demonstration field on the east side of the grounds. Breakout sessions will feature topics including tip selection and herbicide tolerant crops, nutrient application, and precision ag.CCA and pesticide application credits are also available to those attending.This is the second year the FSR Agronomy College will be held through the partnership between OABA and OSU Extension.“OABA continues to build and grow its industry partnerships to provide access to a broader resource base in an ever-changing industry,” said Chris Henney, OABA president and CEO. “This event is a great opportunity to help service providers meet the evolving needs of their customers at a personal, professional and industry-wide level.”Registration for the Agronomy College is $120 per participant. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with on-site welcome and registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. To register or for more information, visit oaba.net/events, call 614-326-7520 or email email@example.com.
By: Jason M. Jowers, MS Boy blowing bubbles and holding hands with a parent Return to article. Long DescriptionPexels[Boy Blowing Bubbles by leeroy on April 28, 2015, CC0]Family stress can be at an all-time high within military families during times of deployment. This is even more so true for single-parent military families. The REACH Center at the University of Minnesota conducts research that can help us to better identify and address key issues that impact military service members and their families. A research study they conducted in 2015 found that single parents in the military experienced higher stress levels during times of deployment, had lower levels of social support, and had a harder time reintegrating with their families and children post-deployment .So what can single parents in the military do when they are called up for deployment? Who do they reach out to as caregivers for their children while they are gone? Military One Source has a quick read article on ways to plan and organize to prepare before, during, and after deployment . These tips include: choosing caregivers, arranging finances, keeping routines, and talking to kids about the changes. Deployments are tough on single parent households but are doable with a plan and careful consideration.For more info on both the emotional and financial toll that single parenting can have on military families, tune into to this archived webinar, “Separation & Single Parenting in the Military” from our Family Finances Series. This series was a collaboration between the MFLN Personal Finance team and MFLN Family Development and provides CEUs for financial professionals as well as social workers and therapists.To hear personal experiences of single parents who are also active duty military personnel, take a listen to our Anchored podcast episode, “Double Duties: Exploring Single Parenthood in the Military.” CEUs are still available for those who are interested.References Vaughn-Coaxum, R., Smith, B. N., Iverson, K. M., & Vogt, D. (2015). Family stressors and postdeployment mental health in single versus partnered parents deployed in support of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq Psychological Services, 12(3), 241-249. doi:10.1037/ser0000026 Retrieved from: https://reachfamilies.umn.edu/sites/default/files/rdoc/Vaughn-Coaxum_2015.pdfMilitary OneSource (2018). Leaving Your Children with a Caregiver during Deployment. Retrieved from: https://www.militaryonesource.mil/military-life-cycle/deployment/during-deployment/leaving-your-children-with-a-caregiver-during-deploymentThis post was written by members of the MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Learn more about our team at https://militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/family-development, and connect with us on Facebook, and on Twitter. Subscribe to our Anchored. podcast series on iTunes and via our podcast page.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday sent a notice to the Gujarat government over the beating to death of a Dalit ragpicker in Rajkot district on May 20. Taking suo motu cognisance of a media report, the NHRC issued a notice to the Chief Secretary asking for a detailed report on the incident as well as on the steps taken to provide relief for the affected. A 40-year-old Dalit ragpicker was allegedly beaten to death in Shapar village over the issue of picking up scrap materials. The victim, his wife and an acquaintance were picking up rags near a factory when five unidentified people from the factory got into an argument and beat the three. After the attack, the two women left, while the man was held. When the women returned with some people, they found the man on the ground. They took him to a hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival. A case of murder has been registered. The NHRC observed that the media report, if true, raised serious issues of violation of the human rights of the victims.
Horn trainer promises ‘bloody Sunday’ LATEST STORIES Religiously following the training regimen charted by trainer/manager Joven Jimenez, Ancajas checked in at 114 pounds Saturday, a full pound lighter than Kinoshita.“I’m ready for war,” Ancajas, who totes a 26-win, 1-loss, 1-draw card with 17 knockouts, said upon the arrival of his team at Sofitel Hotel Sunday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsKinoshita is a dangerous foe with an almost similar record to Ancajas (25-1-1 ) topped by eight knockouts.A native of Panabo, Davao Del Norte, Ancajas has moved his wife and two children to a one-bedroom unit in Imus, Cavite, where Jimenez owns a gym. LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera View comments Though he earned a measly $3,750 when he dethroned McJoe Arroyo last September, Ancajas received an additional P500,000 from Sen. Manny Pacquiao because he’s under the wings of MP Promotions.The 25-year-old Ancajas promised not to let his benefactor down.Jonel Dapidran, a cousin of Manny Pacquiao on his mother’s side, will also see action in the undercard of“Battle of Brisbane,” which will be beamed live in the United States by way of ESPN and 30 other countries.Only 19 years old, the 5-foot-9 Dapidran, who holds an 8-win, 1-loss card with 4 knockouts, will tangle with Australian Brent James in a light welterweight encounter.Dapidran, a three-year-pro, said he’s ready to repay the trust of Pacquiao.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Photo by Roy Luarca/INQUIRERBRISBANE, Australia—Driven by poverty when he won the International Boxing Federation crown, Jerwin Ancajas is now ready to bring his act to the global stage.Ancajas will be staking his title against Japanese Teiru Kinoshita in the chief support of “Battle of Brisbane” on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What ‘missteps’? Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games
The Management and Staff of the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) is in shock to learn of the sudden passing of Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Ian Boyne. Story Highlights “A deep sense of loss and overwhelming sadness has engulfed us. Everyone knew Ian as the veteran journalist, but we knew him as that and so much more. He was a superb colleague. I have lost not only my indescribable Deputy, but a true friend,” Chief Executive Officer, Donna-Marie Rowe, said. Mr. Boyne was the recipient of several journalism awards for distinguished work in print and television broadcasting, including the Morris Cargill Award for Opinion Journalism in 2006, and the Jamaica Broilers Fairplay Award for Profile in 2005. The Management and Staff of the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) are in shock to learn of the sudden passing of Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Ian Boyne.“A deep sense of loss and overwhelming sadness has engulfed us. Everyone knew Ian as the veteran journalist, but we knew him as that and so much more. He was a superb colleague. I have lost not only my indescribable Deputy, but a true friend,” Chief Executive Officer, Donna-Marie Rowe, said.“His last message to us as a JIS family urged us to show love and appreciation when we can, rather than wait until someone is sick or passes on. Ian showed his appreciation to his JIS family daily and he knew how much we loved him. His loss has left a huge void and our hearts are broken into little pieces right now. We express our love and sympathy to his wife, Margaret, daughter, Kelly, his relatives and friends and thank all those who have reached out to us as the news was released this morning,” she added.Mr. Boyne, CD, was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the JIS in 2010. His responsibilities included serving as Chief State Liaison to the Office of the Prime Minister, Office of the Governor-General and the Office of the Leader of the Opposition and giving oversight to the Research, Print and Production (Editorial and Photo) Division.Host of the agency’s flagship interview programme, Issues and Answers, Mr. Boyne furthered the public education thrust of the JIS through his incisive range of questions which served to elucidate the Government’s response to the national issues of the day.Mr. Boyne had a long career with the JIS as he first joined the entity when it was known as the Agency for Public Information (API) in 1976 as features writer and television broadcaster.In 1983 he became the Press Secretary/Speech Writer to the then Minister of Industry and Commerce, Douglas Vaz and from then to 2002 worked with every Minister of Industry under successive administrations as Speech Writer/Public Relations Consultant, after which he re-joined the JIS in 2002.He was a highly respected media practitioner, who was driven and passionate about his work, maintaining a hallmark of excellence since entering the profession in 1975.Mr. Boyne was best known as host of the 30-year-old TVJ programme Profile. He also hosted Religious Hardtalk and was a columnist for the Sunday Gleaner. Mr. Boyne was the author of ‘Ideas Matter: Journey into the Mind of a Veteran Journalist’ and ‘Profile of Excellence’.He wrote extensively for many magazines, including Skywritings and The Jamaican.In 2009, the Government of Jamaica recognized his outstanding contribution to journalism with the Commander of the Order of Distinction (CD).Mr. Boyne was the recipient of several journalism awards for distinguished work in print and television broadcasting, including the Morris Cargill Award for Opinion Journalism in 2006, and the Jamaica Broilers Fairplay Award for Profile in 2005.He was also a Minister of Religion.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, December 13, 201 – Kingston – Registration of political parties will begin on January 2 next year, Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has announced. In a Statement to the House on Wednesday (December 6), the Prime Minister informed that the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) is to formally start the registration process on this date, in keeping with the Political Parties Registration Regulations, 2017.The Regulations, which falls under the Representation of the People Act, provides a framework for the registration and deregistration of political parties, and also facilitates a system whereby an accurate and up-to-date record can be kept on each political party.In addition, the Prime Minister informed that amendments to the Act, which deal with campaign financing, will come into effect on March 1, 2018, and that the Campaign Finance Regulations, 2017 will also come into effect on that date. The Representation of the People Act provides for the registration, regulation, and funding of political parties. The legislation makes it mandatory for a political party to be registered if it is going to contest an election.It also deals with how individuals and organisations can contribute to political parties and candidates, and stipulations regarding the disclosure of the contributions as well as penalties for false and non-disclosures.Release: JIS
Media investment bankers the Jordan, Edmiston Group Thursday announced that managing directors Tolman Geffs and Scott Peters were named co-presidents. The announcement was made by chairman and CEO Wilma Jordan.Peters [pictured right, top] joined JEGI in 1997 and was appointed managing director in 1999. He has managed more than 80 transactions in consumer and business information, marketing services and online media. Recently, he completed e5 Global Media’s acquisition of Nielsen Business Media’s media/entertainment properties.Geffs [pictured right, bottom] joined JEGI in 2004 and has managed several transactions in online media, interactive marketing services, and technology. Prior to joining JEGI, Geffs held a number of senior executive positions in magazine publishing and served as CEO of Internet Broadcasting Systems, a national network of 70 local television Web sites.