News / Shippers being ‘held to ransom’ as blanked sailings and feeder problems bite

first_img By Mike Wackett 29/06/2020 www.nickstrugnell.com Changes to Asia-North Europe service networks, a knock-on from carriers’ aggressive blanking programmes, are “playing havoc” with the container supply chain, according to industry stakeholders.With both 2M and THE alliance members having suspended loops to October, carriers are merging itineraries or adding extra calls on remaining loops to cover commitments.However, the resulting disruption for importers and exporters from changes in container pick-up and delivery points has added extra costs and more uncertainty to the supply chain.Moreover, the carriers themselves are suffering from equipment shortages as containers are discharged or loaded at different ports.One feeder operator told The Loadstar recently it had been kept “very busy” with ad hoc voyages for carriers, to relay their laden or empty units to the planned or needed ports.“Over the last 14 weeks we have done countless spot voyages,” he said.A carrier source admitted to The Loadstar that the extra costs of the schedule changes were “significant”, although the financial advantages from blanking voyages were “much greater”.He added: “We benefit from higher rates due to taking out so much capacity, so it’s a ‘win-win’ result for us.”But it is the importers, exporters and service providers that are feeling the pain. For example importers expecting a notice of arrival for containers at DP World London Gateway are now being told their boxes will be landed at DP World Southampton, some 120 miles away, after THEA merged its FE2 and FE4 loops.“We didn’t get the e-mail on that one,” a UK consolidator told The Loadstar. “It has really thrown our transport schedule and heavens knows how much extra cost we have incurred, which I know from previous experience the line will not pay.”Ports are also struggling to keep up with the changes, and are constantly having to amend their forward programmes and berthing window schedules.Meanwhile, exporters have experienced problems with boxes delivered to nominated terminals and stuck on the quay for weeks before shipment.“They even had the cheek to try to bill us for quay rent on our stranded boxes,” one disgruntled UK shipper told The Loadstar recently.“And to add insult to injury, they told us our rate was no longer valid and that the containers would not be shipped unless we agreed to pay the new higher rate,” he added.According to Drewry’s World Container Index, short-term rates from North Europe to China spiked by a further 11% last week, to $1,830 per 40ft, representing a 26% year-on-year increase.“I don’t mind paying a fair price, but I don’t appreciate being held to ransom on rate increases, especially when the problem was not of our making,” said the shipper.last_img read more

Former negotiator with North Korea believes denuclearization can happen through step-by-step…

first_img Facebook Twitter News News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SHARE News Former negotiator with North Korea believes denuclearization can happen through step-by-step approach, advocates deepening dialogue News center_img By Nate Kerkhoff – 2018.10.19 4:18pm U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shake hands during the U.S.-DPRK summit on June 12, 2018. Image: Yonhap News AgencyThe Yonsei University Institute for North Korea Studies hosted a special lecture entitled “Why Donald Trump is Right About North Korea,” at the Kim Dae Jung Library on Friday, October 12. During the talk, Joel Wit, a former US State Department official and operator of the prominent North Korea-focused website 38North.org, was quick to voice his disapproval of the American president.“He brings nothing to the table besides a desire for a deal,” said the Senior Fellow at the Stimson Center in Washington DC.According to Wit, it is President Trump’s complete lack of knowledge of foreign affairs that allowed diplomacy with North Korea in 2018 to burst through the bureaucratic red tape that prevented engagement during previous US administrations.From 1995-2001, Wit served as Coordinator for Implementation of the Agreed Framework, the first nuclear deal between Washington and Pyongyang. He condemns the US media’s framing of current diplomacy with North Korea.“There are myths about North Korea,” he said. These include popular misconceptions of what Pyongyang will and will not accept when it comes to denuclearization. Part of this comes from what he says is a lack of experts in upper levels of the American foreign policy apparatus who have real experience dealing with the North Koreans.Although there are capable people in the diplomatic and intelligence communities in Washington, reports cannot replace experience gained from direct interactions with the North Koreans, he emphasized.The current political stagnation surrounding diplomacy with North Korea in Washington comes from two sources: the complications of negotiating with North Korea, which involves decades of historic animosity and a plethora of issues (besides denuclearization), and the slow evolution of geopolitics in Northeast Asia. Dealing with change is not taken well in Washington, claims Wit.Addressing the way forward, he noted that the United States cannot pursue diplomacy alone. China and Russia, key players in the region and two countries that share historic relations with North Korea, must be included if the United States wants to succeed in negotiations with Pyongyang.As for what he thinks is the biggest danger to current progress? “Trump going off the rails.”In order to address this and maintain steady dialogue, he outlined four suggestions: establish stronger guardrails in the American government to counter Trump’s predilection for irrational behavior; combine practical measures with increasing transparency, such as seeking a nuclear inventory in tranches, rather than demanding it all at once, and addressing the North Korean ICBM program; establishing liaison offices between the US and North Korea to streamline communication; and to ensure the next summit between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump has more substance than the Singapore summit.The next summit is scheduled for some time after the United States midterm elections in November.The midterm elections may potentially be an important factor. If the Democrats gain a majority in Congress, it could prove disruptive to President Trump’s agenda, including talks with North Korea. In order to build political continuity, Wit believes it is crucial to build bipartisan support for diplomatic issues.  When asked if he was optimistic or pessimistic about the future of US negotiations with North Korea, he replied that he doesn’t like to label himself one or the other. “I guess that makes me a realist,” he concluded.*Nate Kerkhoff is a Master’s candidate at Yonsei Graduate School for International Studies and Young Scholar at the Pacific Forum North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) AvatarNate Kerkhoff Hamhung man arrested for corruption while working at a state-run department store North Korea hikes “party contributions” Russia-based workers must pay by 30-55%last_img read more

Demining operations in JSA incite hope and expectation among North Koreans

first_img By Kim Yoo Jin – 2018.10.24 11:05pm Proposal to shift “general markets” to “specialized markets” finds little support among N. Korean leaders South Korean troops engage in demining operations inside the DMZ. Image: Yonhap News AgencyNorth Korea, South Korea, and the United Nations Command (UNC) met on Monday to further discuss plans to disarm the Joint Security Area (JSA) in the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). This follows demining efforts in the area that wrapped up last week in accordance with last month’s inter-Korean summit agreement. The developments have garnered a lot of interest and hope for improved relations among North Korean residents.“Residents have been told about the railroad project and the ongoing demining work through public lectures. It is welcome news for North Koreans, most of whom are surprised to see both sides upholding their end of the bargain,” a source in Pyongyang told Daily NK.“We’ve all seen various meetings and summits throughout our 70-year division and it never felt like there was a way out. Now things feel different. I never imagined we could stop bickering and change like this.”The thrust of the demining work in the DMZ is to facilitate the safe discovery and return of remains of soldiers killed during the Korean War. However, for many North Koreans, their removal is seen in more practical terms, tearing down an impediment to exchange and collaboration with the South.“It seems like residents could go back and forth if the mines are removed along the 38th Parallel. A lot of people think that if the General (Kim Jong Un) visits Seoul, he’ll follow this newly cleared route and then goods will start passing through soon after,” a source in South Pyongan Province said.He noted that North Koreans are well aware of the prosperity their rich southern neighbor enjoys and are eager to see bonafide exchange and cooperation between the two Koreas give way to new business opportunities.However, additional sources in Pyongyang report that the authorities are working hard to temper public expectations concerning greater interactions with South Korea.“There have been lectures and propaganda about the results of the inter-Korean summits but most have focused on telling everyone to invest all their energy in the fall mobilizations in order to ‘create our-style of socialism that is right for our economy and blast through difficulties wrought by sanctions’,” a Pyongyang-based source explained.“They are emphasizing that an inter-Korean relationship won’t happen overnight, and that we must proudly fulfill our-style socialist revolution.” Demining operations in JSA incite hope and expectation among North Koreans SHARE US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img News Facebook Twitter North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) NewsEconomy News AvatarKim Yoo JinKim Yoo Jin is one of Daily NK’s freelance journalists. Please direct any questions about his articles to [email protected] last_img read more

Basel finds insufficient trading-book capital disclosure by banks

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter James Langton How should banks allocate capital for crypto? Related news OSFI seeks to step up sector’s cyber resilience The report finds “considerable variation” in risk-weighted assets for market risk (mRWAs) based on publicly-available bank data. The Basel Committee says that, while there was some indication from the public data that differences in the composition and size of trading positions are correlated with banks’ average mRWAs, “the quality of disclosures was found to be insufficient” to allow investors and others to assess how much of the variation reflects differing levels of actual risk and how much is a result of other factors. The hypothetical test portfolio exercise indicated that there can be a substantial difference between the bank reporting the lowest mRWAs and the bank reporting the highest. It says that a sizable portion of the variation is due to supervisory decisions by regulators; and, modelling choices made by banks is also another major source of variation. “While some variation in risk weightings should be expected, excessive variation arising from bank modelling choices is undesirable when it does not reflect actual risk-taking,” said Stefan Ingves, chairman of the Basel Committee and governor of Sveriges Riksbank. “These preliminary findings will feed into the policy work already initiated by the Basel Committee, in particular regarding the enhancement of bank disclosures and the fundamental review of the trading book,” he added. “Also, the analysis used to compile this report provides national supervisors with a much clearer understanding of how the risk models of their banks compare with those of international peers. This will allow national supervisors to take action where needed.” The Basel Committee notes that the hypothetical portfolio exercise focused on a series of simple long and short positions, designed to reveal the impact of model design features. “To shed more light on the effect of different sources of variation on more realistic portfolios,” it plans to conduct a further hypothetical test portfolio exercise later this year that will examine more complex, hypothetical test portfolios, in order to help the committee deepen its analysis of the variation in risk measurement of trading books across banks. The review released Thursday is part of a wider effort to examine regulatory consistency, which aims to ensure consistent implementation of the Basel capital adequacy framework; and, the Basel Committee notes that a similar analysis is currently under way for the banking book. Translating climate risks into financial risks takes work Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Banking industryCompanies Basel Committee on Banking Supervision Global bank regulators report that they have found excessive variation in how banks and regulators calculate banks’ market risks. The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision published a report Thursday that examines the regulatory consistency of risk-weighted assets in the trading book, based on both publicly-available bank data for a selection of large banks, and a hypothetical test portfolio. read more

Build back better £600 million to upgrade and refurbish NHS hospitals

first_imgBuild back better £600 million to upgrade and refurbish NHS hospitals Part of £1.5 billion capital funding announced by the Prime Minister in the summer to help the NHS build back betterAlmost 1,800 projects across 178 trusts will tackle urgent maintenance issues by March 2021NHS hospital staff, patients and visitors across all regions in England will benefit from refurbished wards, brand-new electrics and upgraded ventilation systems by next spring, the Health Secretary has announced, as the government invests £600 million to tackle critical maintenance work.The funding has been released to 178 NHS trusts to cover almost 1,800 maintenance projects. The projects are now underway, and will be completed by March 2021.Investment will be targeted towards a range of projects including:building new or refurbished buildings to deliver key services;upgrades to electrical infrastructureimprovements to ventilation systemsworks to improve fire safetyreplacing hospital liftsThe investment is part of £1.5 billion capital funding which was announced in the summer to build an NHS it for the future, which also includes plans to modernise mental health facilities, expand A&E capacity and improve infection control ahead of winter.Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock said:“Alongside delivering on our manifesto commitment to build 40 new hospitals and 20 major hospital upgrades across the country, this investment will help our NHS build back better.“These crucial maintenance projects will deliver immediate benefits and provide NHS staff with the facilities they need to provide world-class care to their patients this winter, helping ensure the NHS is always there for you when you need it.”The projects include:£15.9 million for a new critical care centre at Northampton General Hospital£3.3 million to Croydon Health Services NHS Trust for a new paediatric integrated unit£6.5 million for the construction of a new MRI building at St George’s Hospital in London to house a new scanner£2.7 million to refurbish Firth Theatres at the Northern General Hospital, which includes critical care, cardiovascular surgery and other surgical wardsTrusts were provided an initial allocation based on need and were asked to put forward suitable projects that would deliver maximum impact and the best value for money, and could be completed by March 2021. The successful projects are evenly distributed across England, with more than half of projects in the Midlands, North East and Yorkshire; and North West regions.Today’s announcement is on top of an additional £450 million investment from government to improve hospital A&Es this winter by expanding waiting areas and increasing the number of treatment cubicles, helping to boost A&E capacity by providing additional space, reducing overcrowding and improving infection control measures.The government is committed to supporting the NHS to build back better, having confirmed a series of major investments in NHS infrastructure since August last year, including £850 million to upgrade 20 hospitals and £3.7 billion to help deliver 40 new hospitals by 2030.Following last month’s Spending Review, £1.2 billion has been ring-fenced for NHS new hospitals and upgrades in 2021/22, plus £4.2 billion for NHS operational capital funding.The Treasury has also committed an additional £235 million for further hospital maintenance works for the next financial year beginning in April 2021. There will be a further boost for technology and digital projects including AI labs and remote GP appointments, diagnostic equipment and a science hub. Full list of funding allocated to NHS trusts PDF, 135KB, 5 pages /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:building, cardiovascular, Government, health services, hospital, infection, infrastructure, Investment, London, mental health, Minister, Northampton, Prime Minister, Secretary, St George, technology, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

Adelaida Cellars Opens New Tasting Room and Hospitality Center

first_imgLinkedin Home Industry News Releases Adelaida Cellars Opens New Tasting Room and Hospitality CenterIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessAdelaida Cellars Opens New Tasting Room and Hospitality CenterBy Editor – April 28, 2016 22 0 Share TAGSAdelaidaConsumer Pinterest Email AdvertisementGrand Opening Celebration Set For May 6-8April 26, 2016 (Paso Robles, CA) – Adelaida Cellars opened its new tasting room earlier this month and announced its plans for a Grand Opening Celebration May 6-8. The new facility, designed in a contemporary agrarian style features a sensory room, an extended wine bar, Club 2320 members’ lounge and patio seating all designed to host wine enthusiasts in a comfortable indoor and outdoor environment. The winery invites guests to celebrate the Grand Opening weekend, a milestone for the Paso Robles pioneer and experience Adelaida Cellars continued commitment to crafting world-class wines.The new 8,200-square-foot hospitality center replaces the 600-square-foot tasting room. The more spacious hospitality center was built from the brand’s continuous growth over the past five years as consumers continue to discover the Paso Robles wine region and Adelaida Cellars.  A new commercial kitchen adds additional options to taste Adelaida wines with food, wine pairings and library tasting offerings.The new expanded space positions Adelaida Cellars as a potential venue for conferences and meetings in its subterranean Barrel Room, holding up to 200 guests with full audiovisual equipment available. The winery will also host a limited number of weddings each year. Furthermore, Adelaida plans to expand upon its popular educational seminars, winemaker dinners and event offerings.“With views of the estate, several tasting areas and event spaces, the new hospitality center really allows guests to immerse themselves in Adelaida Cellars,” said general manager Jessica Kolhoff. “We couldn’t be happier to pour our wines in this beautiful building.”The Grand Opening weekend celebration kicks off on Friday, May 6 with a five-course winemaker dinner featuring chef Dakota Weiss, winemaker Jeremy Weintraub and music by Churo de ouro. Upon arrival, guests will tour the new tasting room for wine and appetizers before descending to the Barrel Room. Each course will be perfectly paired with the current Adelaida wines which feature the newly designed label. Tickets are on sale and available by calling 800-676-1232 ext. 30 or [email protected] On Saturday and Sunday, May 7 – 8, join the Adelaida team for appetizers prepared by Chef Dakota, live music and tours of the new facility.AdelaidaLocated in the heart of the Adelaida District in west Paso Robles, Adelaida has deep roots in region’s rich wine tradition. Adelaida has pioneered winemaking in the Paso Robles region since it was founded in 1981. The winery’s estate includes the legendary HMR Vineyard plus four other distinct vineyards in the west hills of Paso Robles: Anna’s, Bobcat Crossing, Michael’s and Viking. Adelaida farms all of its vineyards sustainably; its wines have consistently won widespread acclaim from top writers and wine competitions in America. 800-676-1232; www.adelaida.com.Advertisement Twitter Facebook Previous articleLittle Black Dress Wines Introduces a Whole New LookNext articleKing Estate on Track to Become Largest Biodynamic Vineyard in U.S. Editor ReddItlast_img read more

Strategy to Address Court Backlog for Cabinet

first_imgAdvertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding, says a strategy has been developed to address the backlog in the nation’s courts, which he intends to take to Cabinet soon. Senator Golding was responding to concerns expressed in the Senate today (April 19), during the debate on the Committal Proceedings Act. The Backlog Reduction Strategy was developed out of the 2007 Justice Reform Taskforce report. Senator Golding said that once Cabinet approves the measures, “I intend to speak to it publicly and you will see some of the different (processes) that we are planning to take to try and address the issues, which were raised.” The legislation, which was passed, seeks to abolish preliminary enquiries in Resident Magistrates courts, and provide for committal proceedings. The objective is to alleviate or reduce problems related to inordinate delay, high legal costs and the unavailability of witnesses to give evidence. Opposition Senator, Alexander Williams, while supporting the bill, noted that it will lead to an increase in the caseload in the Supreme Court. “So, it means whereas, before, the Resident Magistrate would be a kind of a clearing house for cases for which a preliminary enquiry would be the appropriate procedure, the clearing house in effect, is now going to take place in the Supreme Court. This, I think, is something we have to tackle when this becomes law,” he stated. Government Senator, K. D. Knight, while expressing similar concerns, said he has not heard of any criticism of the committal proceeding process or seen any judgement of the higher court that has worked to the disadvantage of the accused persons.   “The comfort I take from that is that it can work properly, so it is for our personnel, who are involved in the process, to ensure that it works,” he stated. He also expressed pleasure at plans by Senator Golding to institute a training programme, noting that it will provide the opportunity for stakeholders to familiarise themselves with the legislation. Minister Golding had stated that the bill would be brought into effect after some training on its provisions. With the passage of the legislation in the Upper House, it will now be sent to the House of Representatives for approval. CONTACT: LATONYA LINTON RelatedStrategy to Address Court Backlog for Cabinet Strategy to Address Court Backlog for Cabinet JusticeApril 20, 2013center_img RelatedStrategy to Address Court Backlog for Cabinet RelatedStrategy to Address Court Backlog for Cabinetlast_img read more

Trump still confident in virus test despite false negatives

first_imgHomeLifeHealthCovid-19Trump still confident in virus test despite false negatives May. 16, 2020 at 5:00 amCovid-19GovernmentHealthTrump still confident in virus test despite false negativesAssociated Press1 year agoAbbott Laboratoriescoronavirusfood and drug administrationnegativestrump JILL COLVIN, MATTHEW PERRONE and AAMER MADHANIAssociated PressPresident Donald Trump expressed no concerns Friday about a rapid coronavirus test that the White House has been relying on to ensure his safety, despite new data suggesting the test may return an inordinate share of false negatives.Trump expressed his confidence in the test from Abbott Laboratories after a preliminary study by New York University researchers reported problems with it. Trump and his deputies have promoting the 15-minute test as a “game changer.”The Food and Drug Administration announced late Thursday it was investigating preliminary data suggesting the Abbott test can miss COVID-19 cases, falsely clearing infected patients.“Abbott is a great test; it’s a very quick test,” Trump said at a Rose Garden event to highlight his administration’s efforts to develop a vaccine for the virus. “And it can always be very rapidly double checked.”The test is used daily at the White House to test Trump, key members of his staff as well as any visitor to the White House complex who comes in close proximity to the president or Vice President Mike Pence.“We’ve got to get to the bottom of it, but we still have confidence in the test or we wouldn’t have it on the market,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told Fox Business Network.White House officials on Friday continued using the Abbot ID Now test. Reporters at the White House underwent the test before Trump’s Rose Garden event. The president noted that the administration officials and staff around him, not all of whom were wearing masks, also had undergone testing Friday.Trump, who also did not wear a mask, was asked why not everyone was wearing a face covering.“I’ve been tested, we’ve all been tested and we’re quite a distance away, and we’re outdoors,” said Trump. “I told them I gave them the option they can wear it or not.”Azar described the FDA warning as a routine announcement that comes after medical manufacturers submit any type of negative information about their product.Trump has praised the Abbott test as “very quick, very good” and alluded to the tests helping keep him safe.FDA commissioner Steve Hahn said that if a person is suspected of having the disease caused by the coronavirus, “it might be worth, if the test is negative, getting a second confirmatory test. That’s what our guidance is about.”Hahn, asked on CBS on Friday whether he’d continue to recommend using the test at the White House, said, “That will be a White House decision.” But he said the test is on the market and the FDA continues to “recommend its use or to have it available for use.”Federal health officials have been alerting doctors to the potential inaccuracy in the test, which is used at thousands of hospitals, clinics and testing sites across the United States.The FDA warning came a day after New York University researchers reported results suggesting Abbott’s test can miss up to half the infections caught by a rival test made by Cepheid. The research has not been peer-reviewed or published in a medical journal and was based on about 100 patients.The researchers found that Abbott’s test, run on the company’s portable ID NOW system, missed one-third of the infections caught by Cepheid’s test when swabs were stored in liquid used to transport laboratory samples. When the samples were kept dry the test missed 48% of the cases flagged by Cepheid’s test.The researchers called the test’s performance “unacceptable,” due to the risk of falsely clearing patients who could spread the infection to others. They acknowledged shortcomings of the study, including the time needed to transport patient samples to the device for processing.Abbott rejected the findings, saying the researchers used the test “in ways that it was not designed to be used.”“ID NOW is intended to be used near the patient with a direct swab test method,” the company said in a statement.The company pointed to other independent study results that found the test accurately detected 90% or more infections.Last month Abbott changed the instructions for its test to explicitly warn against putting patient samples in transport chemicals. The update came after researchers at the Cleveland Clinic reported a 15% false negative rate for samples stored in the chemicals.The FDA said it was reviewing the data with Abbott and was working on a letter to health care providers about potential accuracy issues. The agency said physicians may need to confirm the results of a negative Abbott test if patients have symptoms of the virus. Regulators said they are requiring Abbott to conduct follow-up studies on the test’s accuracy.Federal contracting data show the White House spent $140,666 on the Abbott rapid test kits in April. The Department of Heath and Human Services also paid more than $27.3 million last month for the problematic Abbott tests.Madhani reported from Chicago. AP Writer Michel Biesecker contributed to this report.Tags :Abbott Laboratoriescoronavirusfood and drug administrationnegativestrumpshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentLaughing Matters – Ocean Park Loses a Local LegendSanta Monica Public Library Presents What’s Next? Steps for the Recently UnemployedYou Might Also LikeCovid-19FeaturedNewsCovid protocols could persist in some business settingsMatthew Hall1 week agoFeaturedGovernmentNewsMcKeown announces retirementBrennon Dixson2 weeks agoCovid-19FeaturedHealthLifeNewsLA’s unhoused population plagued by an epidemic of mental illnessClara Harter2 weeks agoFeaturedHealthNewsSchools try pep-rally tactics to get students vaccinatedGuest Author2 weeks agoCovid-19FeaturedHealthNewsPfizer COVID-19 shot expanded to US children as young as 12Guest Author1 month agoFeaturedNewsPoliticsGOP seeks unity, even if that means embracing election lieGuest Author1 month agolast_img read more

Police: Car went airborne in Cauley’s crash

first_imgDUBLIN, Ohio – Police have released more details about the crash that injured PGA Tour player Bud Cauley and three others in Ohio. A report released Tuesday by Dublin police shows 37-year-old David Crawford was driving at the time of the crash near Muirfield Village Golf Club Friday night that also injured former NHL Columbus Blue Jackets player James Wisniewski. Police say the car went off the right side of the road, hit a culvert and went airborne before striking a large tree. The car then hit several smaller trees before coming to rest in a ditch. Cauley suffered broken ribs, a collapsed lung and a leg fracture. He later said the accident was the ”scariest night of my life.” No charges have been filed as of Tuesday.last_img

Leaving Cert students will see teachers’ assessments

first_img Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Previous articleA5 completion targets can be met – AndersonNext articleArkle Chairman says gold is more sought after in a pandemic News Highland WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Leaving Cert Students will receive their teachers’ estimated marks a week after receiving their official calculated grades next month.According to the Irish Times, students won’t immediately see the extent to which their grades have been adjusted by an algorithm.It comes after almost 40 percent of grades were downgraded in the UK resulting in a U-turn from the British government.The Minister for Education says Ireland’s Leaving Cert calculated grades model won’t have the same problems as the UK system, as a better algorithm is being used. By News Highland – August 19, 2020 Google+center_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Leaving Cert students will see teachers’ assessmentslast_img read more