News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Breaking: Emergency services attending crash near Donegal Town Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp By News Highland – November 4, 2019 Pinterest Twitter Facebook Previous articleAlmost a million homeowners to pay extra property tax next yearNext articleAontú holding key meeting on beef crisis in Letterkenny tonight News Highland Facebook Pinterest Twitter Emergency services are currently attending the scene of a collision outside Donegal Town.The crash happened near the Drumlonagher roundabout on the main Donegal to Ballybofey road shortly before 8am this morning.The road is currently closed with diversions in place.Motorists are being advised to expect delays and allow extra time for your journey this morning.There are no further details at this stage. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applications
Reading Buses has announced its partnership with CitySwifter – an award-winning data analytics company.The project will focus on using advanced business intelligence to improve demand forecasting and schedule optimisation, giving Reading Buses the tools and insights to deliver more reliable and efficient bus networks for their passengers.Reading Buses CEO Martijn Gilbert says: “We’re moving into an exciting new world where the public transport profession is really starting to understand the power of its data, something we’re collecting more and more of.“Alongside this we’re seeing a notable increase in both computer processing capability and a growing enthusiasm of the startup and developer community to work in the transport and wider mobility space.“The work of CitySwifter is right at the heart of this and is, in my opinion, one of the first credible signs of us being able to do something that will truly help revolutionise bus networks in a digital world.”Adds CitySwifter CEO, Brian O’Rourke (pictured, right): “We are delighted to have Reading Buses on board. The team is a great example of innovative leadership within the UK bus industry.“It is essential for bus operators to begin embracing the technology necessary to ensure they can provide passengers with the best public transport system possible. We are passionate that the bus is key in solving the smart cities and urban transport puzzle.“This partnership with Reading Buses is an exciting step toward empowering the traditional bus to thrive in a data driven world.”www.cityswifter.com
Dr. Kenny Southwick will retire from the Shawnee Mission School District at the end of this year.Dr. Kenny Southwick, who oversaw hundreds of millions of dollars worth of construction projects during his five-year tenure here, announced on Thursday that he will retire from the Shawnee Mission School District this summer.Southwick said the decision came in part as a result of the administration’s need to fill a gap caused by a significant reduction in funds the district receives under the Title 1 program the past few years. First-year Superintendent Mike Fulton and other central administration staff indicated on Thursday that they planned to announce a cost-saving reconfiguration of the organizational chart later this month.Southwick said he wanted to give Fulton “the freedom to look at” how reworking the structure of the higher administration could held protect services for students.“At any tough times, good administrators roll their sleeves up and protect the classroom,” he said. “I felt compelled in my life to stand up and say it’s really time for me to retire.”Southwick said that he was “completely at peace” with the decision and that Shawnee Mission had made a lasting impression on him.“This is a great school district. It has great people. It’s great community. It’s great students,” Southwick said. “Don’t let anybody tell you differently. What happens every day in this district — the energies that people put in to making thing go well for kids — I’ve never seen any place like this.”Fulton and members of the board took the opportunity to thank Southwick for his service at Thursday’s board of education meeting.“When we were going through this budget conversation and you came to me and you shared your feelings, the first thought I had was, ‘I don’t want you to leave.’ And the second thought I had was ‘What a great leader,’” Fulton said to Southwick. “I want to thank you for everything you’ve done for the children. And Shawnee Mission is better for your work.”Oversaw massive infrastructure improvement program, served as interim superintendentDr. Kenny Southwick at a meeting with Briarwood parents in 2015 discussing the plans for reconstructing the school.Former Superintendent Jim Hinson brought Southwick to Shawnee Mission as his deputy in spring 2014 and tasked him with overseeing a massive capital improvement initiative made possible by the voter-approved $233 million bond issue in January 2015.Southwick had already enjoyed a long career in the Belton School District, including 12 years as superintendent, when he retired there in 2010 and started working as an educational planner for ACI Boland Architects. That experience with school building design and construction was well employed here in Shawnee Mission as the district set about updated aging facilities, including the construction of six new school buildings, the renovation of SM South District Stadium, and the installation of modern security systems in schools. The work also included the new, state-of-the-art aquatics center under construction at Lenexa’s City Center.Southwick has also served as the district’s lead negotiator in annual contract negotiations with the National Education Association – Shawnee Mission the past few years.Following Hinson’s unexpected retirement in spring 2017, the board tapped Southwick to serve as interim superintendent for the 2017-18 school year as it searched for Hinson’s full-term replacement.Southwick was the district’s top leader during last April’s National Walkout Day demonstrations, when administrators’ alleged attempts to discourage students from specifically mentioning gun violence and gun control led to a law suit filed by students who said their 1st Amendment rights had been violated. The suit initially listed Southwick as a defendant in his capacity as an individual. However, a federal judge on Monday dismissed claims against Southwick specifically while allowing the bulk of the suit to move forward. The parties are scheduled to meet today with a judge to discuss potential settlement of the case.The retirement agreement accepted by the board of education on Thursday will have Southwick working and taking a salary through July 4, 2019. He’ll receive a lump sum payment for unused vacation time, but will not receive any special exit compensation.
Commercial Properties, Inc. announced the sale of a 74,514 SF industrial property located at 1620 W. Sunrise Blvd., in Gilbert Arizona. Jeff Hays, Chad Neppl, and Jim Stockwell and Mike Goldwater of CPI’s of Tempe Office handled both side of the deal.Jeff Hays and Chad Neppl represented the seller, MJA Investments, Inc., and Jim Stockwell and Mike Goldwater represented Rhodes Family Trust in this transaction. The reinforced concrete building was built in 2000 and is a single tenant building which is 100% leased to Stara Technologies, Inc., just North of Elliot Road and West of McQueen Road in Sunrise Business Park.Jim Stockwell commented, “Here is a little indication on CPI’s market saturation in the Phoenix Southeast Valley; Leroy Breinholt originally sold the lot for a build-to-suit project to LGE back in 2000. Jeff Hays and Chad Neppl leased it to Stara Technologies, Inc., in 2012. Then, Mike and I sold it to Rhodes Family Trust in a 1031 tax deferred, off market deal.”The sale was valued at $6.65M.
Affiliate of Menlo Equities LLC purchased the remaining three buildings of the Thistle Landing office park located at 4801, 4805 and 4811 E. Thistle Landing Dr..Chris Toci, Chad Littell, Jerry Noble, Pat Devine and Greg Mayer of Cushman & Wakefield represented the seller, Torchlight Investors LLC of New York, in the disposition. No outside broker was involved.Thistle Landing includes four single-story, Class A office buildings built in 1998. The three-building acquisition totaled 282,503 square feet. Separately, the buildings are 101,006 SF (4801 E. Thistle Landing); 90,944 SF (4805); and 90,553 SF (4811).“Thistle Landing is ideally located in the explosive growth corridor of the Southeast Valley,” Mr. Toci said. “High-paying employment opportunities in the technology and medical fields are luring well-educated workers to the area to avoid congested freeway commutes.”Menlo Equities, based in Palo Alto, CA, now owns the entire 383,509 square foot Thistle Landing Office Park, located at 48th Street and Ray Road. It features an abundant 6/1000 parking ratio. The property is 100% leased to investment-grade and blue chip tenants Fiserv Inc., United Healthcare, DISH Network and OptumRx. The successful merger of Cushman & Wakefield and DTZ closed September 1, 2015. The firm now operates under the iconic Cushman & Wakefield brand and has a new visual identity and logo that position the firm for the future and reflect its trusted global legacy and wider history. The new Cushman & Wakefield is led by Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Brett White and Global President Tod Lickerman. The company is majority owned by an investor group led by TPG, PAG, and OTPP.
Saudi Arabia announces two more MERS casesSaudi Arabia today reported two more MERS-Cov cases in different cities, after a weekend with no new cases.The Saudi Ministry of Health (MOH) said the latest infections involve two men in stable condition: a 61-year-old Saudi in Hofuf and a 49-year-old foreigner in Riyadh. Neither is a healthcare worker and neither had contact with other MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) patients in the community or in medical settings. No information on animal exposure was given.Yesterday the MOH announced the death of a 93-year-old Mecca man whose MERS case was previously reported.The latest reports raise the MOH’s MERS count to 981 cases, with 428 deaths, 548 recoveries, and 5 patients still getting treatment. The country has reported 8 cases so far in April, compared with 75 cases in February and 53 in March. Apr 20 MOH statement Apr 19 MOH statement MOH MERS statistics home page H5N1 sickens 6 more in EgyptSix more human H5N1 avian influenza infections have been reported in Egypt, according to individual reports to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) compiled and posted by Avian Flu Diary, an infectious disease and emergency preparedness news blog.The FAO notifications don’t contain any details other than location and dates observed and reported. Cases are from four different governorates: Beheira (3), Damietta (1), Qena (1), and Kafr el-Sheikh (1). Two of the Beheira cases are from the same city, with observation dates that are 3 days apart. The observation dates for the cases range from Mar 29 through Apr 6, and all of the cases were reported on Apr 18.The new cases appear to push Egypt’s H5N1 total so far this year to 143 cases, according to a case list maintained by FluTrackers, an infectious disease news message board.Egypt is experiencing an unprecedented surge of H5N1 cases that started in November, which pushed Egypt to the top of the list for the country with the most cases. The World Health Organization (WHO) has said initial lab tests don’t show any changes in the virus that would make it more transmissible from birds to humans. It said that the increase may be fueled by a combination of factors, including increased H5N1 circulation in poultry, an increasing number of households with small farms and backyard flocks, lower risk awareness, and weather conditions that favor virus survival.Apr 20 Avian Flu Diary post FluTrackers H5N1 case list for Egypt PAHO reports small increase in chikungunya casesThe number of chikungunya cases reported in the Americas grew by just 722 cases last week, putting the total at 1,372,126 cases, according to an Apr 17 update from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).The increase is dramatically lower than increases that have ranged from 13,000 to 30,000 in recent weeks. Many countries, though, have not reported to PAHO on their chikungunya situation in several weeks.The total reported last week reflects 1,338,240 suspected, 30,266 confirmed and 3,620 imported cases. The vast majority of imported cases are from the United States.Brazil reported the largest increase, with 438 new cases, followed by Paraguay, with 267. Those countries now have 5,791 and 782 total cases, respectively.Apr 17 PAHO update Commission says new approach needed for sepsisAn international team of experts today warned that clinical and public recognition of sepsis must improve if the deaths are to be prevented from this common, life-threatening condition, according to a commission report published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.Sepsis—sometimes mislabeled “blood poisoning”—is a common condition whereby an infection triggers an extreme immune response, resulting in widespread inflammation, blood clotting, and swelling. Although no specific cure exists, sepsis can often be treated effectively with intensive medical care, including antibiotics and intravenous fluid, if it’s identified early enough.In addition to the high fatality rate from sepsis, survivors are at an increased risk of long-term chronic illness and mental or physical impairment, according to a Lancet press release. In low- to middle-income nations, most sepsis cases occur outside hospitals, presenting unique challenges.”The number of people dying from sepsis every year—perhaps as many as 6 million worldwide—is shocking, yet research into new treatments for the condition seems to have stalled,” said lead author Jonathan Cohen, MSc MB, in the release. “Researchers, clinicians, and policymakers need to radically rethink the way we are researching and diagnosing this devastating condition.”The commission spells out a roadmap for future research. Recommendations include prioritizing the study of biomarkers, which would allow quicker diagnosis; better education of medical staff; heightened public awareness; rethinking clinical trial design; developing targeted treatments; and ensuring that universities and drug companies do not abandon research and development.Apr 20 Lancet Infect Dis abstract Apr 19 Lancet press releaseApr 20 related commentaries by Ron Daniels and Raffaella Bosurgi Researchers warn of global threat from fake and substandard drugsQuality tests on drugs to treat some of the world’s top infectious disease threats, such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis, show that as many as 41% fail to meet quality standards, outlining an urgent problem, according to a group of 17 journal articles on the topic published early online today in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.One of the reports details fake and substandard malaria drugs in Africa that led to an estimated 122,350 deaths in children in 2013.The special supplement covers different aspects of the topic, including poor-quality antibiotics, new methods for detecting poor-quality or fake drugs, solutions to the problems, and policy interventions, including the need for an international framework and stricter national laws that bar drug counterfeiting. The publication was supported by the Fogarty International Center, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH); the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; and the New Venture Fund.Jim Herrington, PhD, MPH, who coedited the supplement, said in an NIH press release, “The pandemic of falsified and substandard medicines is pervasive and underestimated, particularly in low- and middle-income countries where drug regulatory systems are weak or nonexistent, as shown by field studies in the supplement.”Apr 20 Am J Trop Med Hyg reportsApr 20 NIH press release
MIDLAND, Mich. – Northwood University recently announced the addition of Elgie Bright as assistant professor and chair of its automotive marketing program. Bright assumes the role following the retirement of Joseph Lescota, who has held the position since 2000. Bright earned a BA from Adrian College and his MBA from Northwood University. He has more than 20 years of experience in the automotive retail, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and aftermarket industry. Bright has held the position of field district sales manager for General Motors for the past 12 years with the responsibilities of implementing market plans for assigned areas and focusing on meeting all strategic growth initiatives. He also has experience as assistant manager for Art Moran Pontiac in Southfield, Mich., where he acted as liaison between the fixed operations department and General Motors. According to the university, Bright possesses a strong background in management through optimizing key resources, cost controls and maximizing profitability working with retail outlets. He has been instrumental in increasing gross profit opportunities through innovative problem solving and program development. Bright also is a member of Flushing Rotary, president of Flushing Church Trustee Board and vice chair of Leadership Genesee Community Foundation. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement
Bottlenecks in the legal training system are inevitable so long as there are more aspiring entrants to the profession than the market can employ, the Law Society points out in its first formal response to the Legal Education and Training Review (LETR).The response is broadly in favour of the current degree, legal practice course, training contract approach, as providing the ‘basic knowledge required of rounded lawyers’.In a critique of calls for ‘activity-based authorisation’ it warns that there are no entirely discrete areas of law: ‘The intellectual framework of the law is, itself, an important concept that any professional lawyer needs to understand.’It also argues that ‘the qualification requirements for use of the title “solicitor” or “barrister” should be sufficient to ensure that an individual is qualified, to entry level and, subject to supervision and the rules governing competency, to undertake the full range of legal work permitted by their regulator’.The education and training review is being jointly undertaken by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, Bar Standards Board and ILEX Professional Standards. It is due to complete its research phase this year.The Society says that work-based learning, including in some cases the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives route, is the best way to become ‘socialised into the profession’s norms’, but that regulators should play a bigger role.On encouraging greater social mobility, the Society says that alternative business structure firms may offer ‘more diverse ways of providing training contracts’, which it ‘would encourage’.In the meantime, it blames obstacles to entering the profession on ‘failures in the education system to equip students to meet the standards required by firms’. It also says that continuing professional development (CPD) requires reform.Access the document, go to: tinyurl.com/c9zvzak.
Sean Dyche’s side were linked with a move for the Kosovo international in the winter transfer window, along with Leicester City and Tottenham HotspurSpeaking to A Spor, Canatar said Burnley were interested and made an official offer for his client, but that was rejected by Fenerbahce: “Vedat is having a good season, he’s happy with his progress at Fenerbahce. His profile suits the bigger leagues. In January, Burnley made an official offer, which I forwarded to Fenerbahce. But Fener said they have no plans to let him go, and the case was closed.”Canatar added Muriqi is being watched by a couple of clubs from England, Germany and Italy but it’s not appropriate for him to give the name of the interested parties: “For the summer, I’m receiving calls from clubs from England, Italy and Germany and I’m sharing this information with Fenerbahce. It’s not appropriate for me to say who these clubs are.”There have been recent claims in the Turkish media that Fener are looking to offload Muriqi in the summer due to their financial situation. The Super Lig side were looking for €25m but due to the Covid-19 outbreak they could accept €15m for him.Muriqi reportedly is keen on a move to the Premier League and last week it was claimed Tottenham are in pole position to land the attacker following claims Jose Mourinho is keen to bring him to north London.He’s contracted to the Yellow Canaries until June 2022.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉（今晚試試）Keto减肥UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoEveryday KoalaThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Till You See Them TodayEveryday KoalaUndo Vedat Muriqi’s agent Haluk Canatar has spoken to Turkish TV Channel A Spor and has claimed Burnley made an offer for his client in January, which was rejected by the Istanbul club.
OWN(LOS ANGELES) — Oprah Winfrey lost her mother Vernita Lee at the age of 83 this past Thanksgiving.Now the media mogul is opening up to People about how she “surprised” her mother so they could spend some precious final moments together.“I sat with my mother. I said, ‘I don’t know if you’re going to make it. Do you think you’re going to make it?’ She said, ‘I don’t think I am.’ I had a conversation with her about what that felt like, what it felt like to be near the end,” she told the magazine.Winfrey then told others that if they wanted to come and say goodbye, they could come to her home in Milwaukee. And they did, which gave Lee great joy and made Winfrey proud to see people paying their final respects.When she left, she thought that would be the last time she spoke to her mother.But it wasn’t. Not satisfied with the meeting, Winfrey cancelled stops on a promotional tour to come home one more time.“I waited for a way to say what I wanted to say,” she said, according the magazine. After praying for a sign, she realized it was music that would help her break through. The duo played music, some of Lee’s favorites, and Oprah found those tough words she had been struggling to find.She told her, “Thank you, because I know it’s been hard for you. It was hard for you as a young girl having a baby, in Mississippi. No education. No training. No skills…Lots of people would’ve told you to abort that baby. You didn’t do that. And look how it turned out.”She also told her mother to go in peace, something that made the icon “feel complete.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.