Public thanked for assisting in major search

first_img Previous articleLatest Covid figures described as ‘troubling’Next articleMandatory hotel quarantine expected to begin later this week News Highland Public thanked for assisting in major search Twitter Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – March 22, 2021 Pinterest Volunteers of Lough Swilly RNLI have thanked the public and local kayakers for their help in a search near Buncrana last night. The incident has since been declared as a well-intentioned false alarm.Two RNLI lifeboats, the Rescue 118 helicopter and the local Gardai were tasked to the scene at Buncrana Pier last evening.The alarm was first raised at around 7.20pm following reports of missing people off Lisfannon beach.The search was subsequently stood down at around 9pm, after it was determined that there was no further cause for concern.It’s believed that a member of the public thought a group of kayakers were in difficulty but it later emerged they had safely made it to shore.Taking to social media last night, RNLI Lough Swilly thanked those who assisted in the search.They also took the opportunity to remind the public that if you see someone in difficulty or you require assistance in the water please dial 112 or 999 and ask for the Coast Guard. Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Leibniz Institute of European History Postdoc Fellowships for International Students in Germany

first_img Pocket Bonn SDG Fellowships Deadline: 15 October 2018Open to: researchers from Germany and abroadScholarship: monthly stipend is EUR 1,800DescriptionThe Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) in Mainz is delighted to announce research scholarships and fellowships to young academics (postdoctoral researchers) from Germany and abroad.This fellowship is intended to help you develop your own research project in close collaboration with scholars working at the IEG. Your contribution consists in bringing your own interests to bear on the work of the IEG and its research programme negotiating difference in Europe.The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) in Mainz is a non-profit institution devoted to academic research that is not part of a university. It is an independent research institute and it has been a member of the Leibniz Association since 2012. Its purpose is to conduct academic research on European history. The Institute fulfills this purpose through the individual and joint research efforts of its staff and through the research scholarships and fellowships that it awards to academics both from Germany and abroad.EligibilityResearchers from Germany and Abroad are eligible to apply for this fellowship.Applicants must meet the following criteria:During the fellowship, you are required to reside at the Institute in Mainz. You actively participate in the IEG’s research community and the weekly colloquia. It is expected you to present your work at least once during your fellowship. Applicants must have completed their doctorate no more than three years before taking up the fellowship;Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.ScholarshipThe IEG Fellowship provides a unique opportunity to pursue your individual research project while living and working for 6–12 months at the Institute in Mainz;The monthly stipend is EUR 1,800.How to apply?In order to apply, please fill the application form.For more information, please read the official call. ← Fully Funded World Youth Forum in Egypt Koç University AI PhD Fellowships Reddit +1 Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program LinkedIn 0 Tweet Leibniz Institute of European History Postdoc Fellowships for International Students in Germany August 24, 2018 Published by sanja Share 0 Similar Stories Call for participants: YOUth CAN CHANGE THE FUTURE →last_img read more

Online Petitions Are Changing the World

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA battle between a class of fourth graders and a major movie studio would seem an unequal fight. But new Internet tools are allowing very ordinary people to defeat powerful corporate and political interests— by threatening the titans with online petitions that sometimes gather hundred of thousands of signatures.In the case of the fourth-grade class, they used the popular activism website to start a petition that demanded change— and got it. Many success stories have come out of, including campaigns that won the cancellation of fees from Bank of America and Verizon. (READ the column by Nicholas Kristof in the NY Times; VIEW more successes at to Bill Fithern for sending the link! – Photo by Xenia, via MorguefileAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Petsec: Order Placed for Hummer Prospect Jacket

first_imgA platform jacket will be built and set up over the Main Pass Block 270 #3 BP 1 well, offshore Louisiana on the Hummer exploration prospect, ASX-listed Petsec Energy said Wednesday.The Hummer exploration prospect is operated by Castex Energy with Petsec having 12.5 percent working interest in the well.The well, which was drilled, and mudline suspended at 14,300 feet TVD/14,342 feet MD, will be completed and tested after the jacket has been fabricated and installed.According to Petsec, the timeframe for the delivery and installation of the jacket is 6 to 7 months, with the estimated net cost of USD 1.08 million.At the end of 2015, the Main Pass 270 #3 BP 1 well was drilled utilizing the Ensco 87 jack-up drilling rig.Water depth at the prospect location is approximately 65 meters.Subsea World News Staff[mappress mapid=”12379″]last_img read more

SC junks parents’ petition on daughter’s ‘disappearance’

first_imgThe Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed the petition filed by the parents of a 19-year-old student who reportedly disappeared when she joined the radical youth group Anakbayan in 2019.(MANILA BULLETIN)In a decision written by Chief Justice Diosdado M. Peralta, dismissed was the petition for writs of Amparo and habeas corpus filed by Francis and Relissa Lucena in behalf of their daughter Alicia Jasper Lucena.A press statement issued by the SC’s public information office (PIO) stated that “the issuance of a writ of Amparo is not proper and that the prayer for a writ of habeas corpus lacks merit.”A copy of the decision was not immediately available.Alicia’s parents filed complaints with the Department of Justice (DOJ) on the alleged disappearance of their daughter.Kidnapping and trafficking complaints were against Kabataan Party-list Representative Sarah Elago, Bayan Muna chairperson Neri Colmenares, former Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin, and other Anakbayan members.Published reports quoted Alicia as having said that she voluntarily joined Anakbayan and that she opted to leave her parents’ house and stay with members of Anakbayan.The parents then filed a petition with the SC for the issuance of the writs of Amparo and habeas corpus.The writ of Amparo “is a special constitutional writ to protect or enforce rights other than physical liberty,” while the writ of habeas corpus “is directed to a person detaining another, commanding the former to produce the body of the latter at a designated time and place.”Quoting from the decision, the PIO said that “the SC held that the remedy of Amparo, in its present formulation, (is) confined merely to instances of extralegal killings or enforced disappearances and to threats thereof.”“In the case at bar, the Court said that there is not much issue that Alicia Jasper or AJ’s situation does not qualify either as an actual or threatened enforced disappearance or extralegal killing. It further said that AJ is not missing and her whereabouts are determinable and (she) is staying with the Anakbayan and its officers,” the PIO said.“On the issue of writ of habeas corpus, the Court held that the Rules of Court envisions the writ as a remedy applicable to cases of illegal confinement or detention where a person is deprived of his or her liberty, or where the rightful custody of any person is withheld from the person entitled thereto,” it said.The PIO also said:“The Court noted that it did not appear that AJ had been deprived of her liberty or that petitioners had been excluded from their rightful custody over the person of AJ. The petitioners, the Court said, failed to make a case that AJ is being detained or is being kept by the Anakbayan against her free will.“Since the petitioner’s daughter has already attained the age of majority, which is 18-years old, AJ, in the eyes of the State, has earned the right to make independent choices with respect to the places where she wants to stay, as well as to the persons whose company she wants to keep.” SIGN UP TO DAILY NEWSLETTERCLICK HERE TO SIGN-UPlast_img read more

For mom: Man pays fine on library book 84 years overdue

first_img In this undated photo Robert Stroud, left, presents a check to Shreve Memorial Library Executive Director John Tuggle, a donation to the library after returning a book that was 84 years overdue. (Sarah Crawford/The Shreveport Times via AP) SHREVEPORT, La. | A man who returned his mom’s very overdue library book is paying her fine — even though he didn’t have to.The Shreveport Times reports Shreveport resident Robert Stroud came across a copy of “Spoon River Anthology” by Edgar Lee Masters in his late mother’s things.She’d checked it out from the Shreve Memorial Library in 1934. This undated photo shows “Spoon River Anthology” by Edgar Lee Masters. The family of Margaret Eubank Stroud, the Shreve Memorial Library patron who checked out a copy of the book 84 years ago, made a donation to the library after having the overdue fine waived. (Sarah Crawford/The Shreveport Times via AP) 1 of 2 Stroud initially dropped off the book without leaving his name. But then the story of the long-overdue book went viral when the library posted about it on its Facebook page.They waived their maximum fine of $3.Stroud and his family have decided to donate $1,542.65 to the library in honor of his mother. They presented the check to the library on Thursday.According to the 1934 library rules listed inside the book, patrons would be charged 5 cents per day for every day books are late. That amounts to just over $1,500.“My brother and sisters determined (paying the fine) would be a befitting honor to my mom, and also we have an aunt who’s a librarian,” Stroud said.Stroud said his mother, who was 11 years old when she checked out “Spoon River Anthology,” loved literature and poetry.“My mom had a great sense of humor,” he said. “I think she would see a lot of levity in this.”Shreve Memorial Library Executive Director John Tuggle joked that this story might become a lesson to others.“What I’m going to use it for is to remind all of our patrons that it’s never, ever too late to return an overdue book,” he said.Information from: The Times, https://www.shreveporttimes.comlast_img read more