80% of the 30,000 septic tanks in Donegal will fail EU regulations

first_img Pinterest Previous articleMotions are not worth the paper the are written on – Cllr McBreartyNext articleDana thanks Donegal County Council for Aras support News Highland WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal News Google+ Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire It is estimated that at least 80% of the 30,000 septic tanks in Donegal will fail current EU regulations when tested.Cllr Paul Canning gave the estimate as he said that most houses constructed prior to 2010 would need extensive upgrading if Inspected under new government plans.From next year, all homes with a council water supply, but not connected to a main sewer, will have to pay a 50 euro registration fee and have their septic tank inspectedClr Canning outlines why he feels the overwhelming majority will fail…….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/paul1pm.mp3[/podcast] Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+center_img Pinterest WhatsApp 80% of the 30,000 septic tanks in Donegal will fail EU regulations RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – September 27, 2011 Facebook Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitterlast_img read more

AP HC Takes Suo Moto Case On Letter Petition Against Govt Decision To Defer Payment Of Salaries, Pension Amid COVID-19

first_imgNews UpdatesAP HC Takes Suo Moto Case On Letter Petition Against Govt Decision To Defer Payment Of Salaries, Pension Amid COVID-19 Sanya Talwar8 April 2020 9:26 PMShare This – x”This right to property cannot be taken away without the due process of law as per the provisions of Article 300A of the Constitution of India” states Shankar in his letter.The High Court of Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday took suo moto cognisance on a letter-petition on the issue of deferment of payment of salaries & pensions as per a Government Order issued by the State Government on March 31,2020.A bench comprising Chief Justice J.K Maheshwari & Justice Satyanarayana Murthy granted one week’s time to the Advocate General to respond on the issue and listed…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe High Court of Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday took suo moto cognisance on a letter-petition on the issue of deferment of payment of salaries & pensions as per a Government Order issued by the State Government on March 31,2020.A bench comprising Chief Justice J.K Maheshwari & Justice Satyanarayana Murthy granted one week’s time to the Advocate General to respond on the issue and listed the matter for further hearing on April 15, 2020.According to the letter written by Advocate Ravi Shankar Jandhyala, the State Government lacks jurisdiction to issue Executive instructions for deferment of payment and the G.O. dated March 31,2020 must be struck down. Accordingly, in light of the rationale that “gratuity & pension are not bounties as employee earns these benefits for dint of his long, continuous, faithful & unblemished services”,  the petitioner has contended that this “hard earned benefit accrues to an employee in the nature of property”. “This right to property cannot be taken away without the due process of law as per the provisions of Article 300A of the Constitution of India.” states Shankar in his letter.Furthermore, the petitioner has also contended,”……that there is no provision in the Epidemic Diseases Act,1897; the Disaster Mangement Act,2005 or Regulations framed under the Epidemic Diseases Act,1897 which empowers the Government to curtail the rights of the pensioners to receive the full pension or as a matter of fact differ salaries also. Therefore,the impunged G.O. is liable to struck down.”On March 31, 2020, the Andhra Pradesh government had announced deferment of salaries to its employees, including the Chief Minister, Cabinet Ministers and IAS officers. In an order issued around midnight, Chief Secretary Nilam Sawhney said that the imposed lockdown have “completely dried-up” state’s revenue streams. According to the order, the deferments will be applicable to pensions and honorariums as well.The salary deferments in Andhra Pradesh were announced hours after the Telangana government took a similar decision. The Telangana government also imposed salary cuts ranging from 10 per cent to 75 per cent for its executive, political representatives and employees on Tuesday.A similar petition is pending before the Telangana High Court challenging the deferment of salaries and shall come up on April 17, 2020.[Read Letter]Next Storylast_img read more

[Public Service Recruitment] Judicial Review Should Be Rarely Exercised If Provision For Revaluation Of Answer Sheets Is Absent: SC [Read Judgment]

first_imgTop Stories[Public Service Recruitment] Judicial Review Should Be Rarely Exercised If Provision For Revaluation Of Answer Sheets Is Absent: SC [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK10 May 2020 12:47 AMShare This – x”The scope of judicial review in matters concerning evaluation of candidates-particularly, for purpose of recruitment to public services is narrow.”The Supreme Court has reiterated that, that in the absence of any provision for revaluation of answer sheets, judicial review should be rarely exercised. In this case, the Patna High Court had set aside the results of the main examination conducted by Bihar Staff Selection Commission the BSSC to to 1569 vacancies in Class III posts, in various departments of the Government of Bihar. It…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court has reiterated that, that in the absence of any provision for revaluation of answer sheets, judicial review should be rarely exercised. In this case, the Patna High Court had set aside the results of the main examination conducted by Bihar Staff Selection Commission the BSSC to to 1569 vacancies in Class III posts, in various departments of the Government of Bihar. It also directed the BSSC to prepare fresh results of the Graduate Level Combined Examination-2010, in accordance with the directions of the Court in relation to deletion/modification of questions and answers as stipulated in the judgment. While considering the appeals filed against the High Court judgment by the Commission and some candidates, the bench comprising of Justices Rohinton Fali Nariman and S. Ravindra Bhat said: This court reiterates that the scope of judicial review under Article 226 in matters concerning evaluation of candidates-particularly, for purpose of recruitment to public services is narrow. The previous decisions of the court have constantly underscored that in the absence of any provision for reevaluation of answer sheets, judicial review should be rarely exercised – preferably under exceptional circumstances. Examining the records of the case, the bench opined that that the unilateral exercise of re-valuation undertaken by the High Court has ‘not solved, but rather contributed to the chaos’. It said: “No rule or regulation was shown by any party during the hearing, which justified the approach that was adopted. The BSSC, in our opinion, acted correctly in the first instance, in referring the answers to a panel of experts. If there were justifiable doubts about the recommendations of that panel, the least that should have been done, was to require the BSSC to refer the disputed or doubtful questions to another expert panel. That was not done; the “corrections” indicated by the single judge were accepted by the BSSC; several candidates who made it to the select list freshly drawn up pursuant to his directions, were appointed. The Division Bench, thereafter undertook the entire exercise afresh, compounding the matter further by not referring the disputed questions to any panel of experts. We are left reiterating the lament, (made in Ran Vijay) that the High Court’s interference has not resulted in finality “to the result of the examinations” despite a long lapse of time. There is an air of uncertainty about the entire selection – nay, the entire cadre, because the inter se seniority of selected (and appointed) candidates is in a state of flux” The bench, while admitting the appeal had appointed an expert committee. It disposed the appeal by directing the BSSC to evaluate and publish the results afresh, in the light of the recommendations and report of the experts subject to care being taken by the BSSC and the Govt. of Bihar, not to disturb appointments made previously pursuant to the directions of the single judge. Case no.: SLP (C) No(s). 23202-23204 OF 2015Case name: BIHAR STAFF SELECTION COMMISSION vs. ARUN KUMARCoram: Justices Rohinton Fali Nariman and S. Ravindra BhatClick here to Read/Download JudgmentRead Judgment Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Valuable jewellery taken in Raphoe burglary

first_img Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook By News Highland – September 15, 2020 Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img A large quantity of gold jewellery has been stolen from a house in Raphoe. The burglary happened on Wednesday last between 1pm and 8.15pm at a house on Guesthouse End Street with entry gained by forcing the back door open.A quantity of jewellery was stolen from a jewellery box in one of the bedrooms namely four gold rings and two pairs of gold earrings.One of the gold rings has a ruby red stone insert, another has a high set black stone, another had a number of small diamonds and another was an engagement ring with high set stones.One of the pairs of earrings had a diamond in each and the other set were disc shaped.Gardai are appealing to anyone who observed any people or vehicles in the Raphoe area on that date that arose suspicion, particularly in the Guesthouse End Street area to notify them. Google+ Previous articleLorry driver wanted in connection with crash in St. JohnstonNext articleSchool ipads and equipment stolen in Buncrana News Highland WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Valuable jewellery taken in Raphoe burglarylast_img read more

Recovery expected in PR after hard year for sector

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. More than four out of 10 PR companies reduced their staffing levels lastyear, but the industry expects to recover this year according to a survey The study of more than 1,000 companies of all sizes reveals that despitelast year’s job cuts among PR companies, 56 per cent of respondents expectemployee numbers to increase over the next 12 months. Only five per cent offirms expect to shed staff over the next year. The research shows that nearly all companies try hard to retain staff. Morethan 90 per cent of firms surveyed carry out regular staff appraisals, 84 percent use pay increases to retain key staff and 67 per cent organise teambuilding events and training. The research also reveals that employees new to the industry typically staywith their first company for two to three years before moving on. More than 50 per cent of PR staff move on to further their career prospects,31 per cent leave to move to larger organisations, 26 per cent are seeking abigger income and 27 per cent of staff leaving PR firms want to leave theindustry altogether. Riva Elliott, marketing manager for PMA Training, which carried out thestudy, said the majority of employees working in PR are educated to degreelevel and 7 per cent possess a post graduate qualification. Elliott said that despite the economic downturn, 60 per cent of firmssurveyed reported a turnover increase in the past 12 months and only 16 percent admitted to a drop. www.pma-group.com Recovery expected in PR after hard year for sectorOn 2 Apr 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Terrestrial biodiversity in Antarctica – recent advances and future challenges

first_imgAlthough its major components have been known almost since the earliest exploring expeditions, even today the terrestrial biota of Antarctica is surprisingly poorly described in detail. It is clear that most currently ice-free ground in Antarctica would have been covered and scoured by glacial advances at the Last Glacial Maximum or previous maxima. Exceptions to this generalisation include parts of the Victoria Land Dry Valleys and some inland nunataks and mountain ranges at altitude, which host their own largely unique biota. However, as new baseline survey data have become available, in combination with the application of techniques of molecular biological analysis, new evidence has been obtained indicating that long-term persistence and regional isolation is a feature of the Antarctic terrestrial biota whose generality has not previously been appreciated. As well as creating a new paradigm in which to consider the evolution and adaptation of Antarctic terrestrial biota, this opens important new cross-disciplinary linkages in the field of understanding the geological and glaciological history of the continent itself. Superimposed on this emerging historical template of Antarctic biogeography, this biota now faces the twin challenges of responding to the complex processes of climate change facing some parts of the continent, and the direct impacts associated with human occupation and travel to and between the spatially very limited areas of terrestrial habitat.last_img read more

Trump to present top awards to Army football, Tiger Woods at the White House

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAndrew Redington/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — It’s a sports kind of day at the White House. For the second year in a row, President Trump will present the Commander-in-Chief’s trophy to the Army football team on Monday. The West Point squad once again came out on top in a round robin competition against the Naval Academy and the Air Force Academy. Later, the president will turn his attention to his favorite sport — golf. Monday night, President Trump will present the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Tiger Woods, just weeks after the golf star won the Masters tournament. The president said he was awarding the medal to Woods because of his “incredible success and comeback in sports [golf] and, more importantly, life.”The Medal of Freedom is the nation’s highest honor a civilian can receive.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. May 6, 2019 /Sports News – National Trump to present top awards to Army football, Tiger Woods at the White Housecenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Utah State Men’s Basketball To Face Florida December 21

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah.-As confirmed Wednesday, Utah State men’s basketball will face Florida December 21 at Sunrise, Fla. as part of the 26th annual Metro by T-Mobile Orange Bowl Basketball Classic.This will be the second game for the Aggies this upcoming season against an SEC foe as they will face the LSU Tigers November 22 at Montego Bay, Jamaica as part of the Jersey Mike’s Jamaica Classic.This will also be the second all-time meeting between the Aggies and the Gators as Florida escaped with a 60-58 victory November 22, 1999.The Aggies also represent the 12th NCAA Tournament team from 2018-19 that the Gators will face this upcoming season. Written by Tags: Florida/LSU Tigers/T-Mobile Orange Bowl Basketball Classic/USU Men’s Basketball July 31, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah State Men’s Basketball To Face Florida December 21 Brad Jameslast_img read more

Sri Lanka Navy Receives Australian Patrol Boat

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: receives View post tag: Lanka April 25, 2014 The first patrol boat gifted to the Sri Lanka Navy by Australia arrived at the Port of Colombo on April 24th, 2014. It was ceremonially welcomed in accordance with naval traditions on arrival. View post tag: Sri Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today Sri Lanka Navy Receives Australian Patrol Boat View post tag: Patrolcenter_img View post tag: Naval Industry news View post tag: Australian Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Her Excellency Robyn Mudie and Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage were among the distinguished persons who were present at the ceremonial reception.The Bay Class boat served the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service under the name “Corio Bay” before being gifted to Sri Lanka. It is 38.2 meters long and has a 2.3 meter draft. With a maximum speed of 24 knots, the boat can cover a range of 3,000 nautical miles.Australian Prime Minister, Hon. Tony Abbott, while in Sri Lanka to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting pledged the gift of two patrol vessels to SLN as a capacity enhancement measure. He commended the Sri Lanka Navy’s efforts in preventing people smuggling at a high-level meeting held onboard Sri Lanka Navy’s Flag Ship Sayura at the Port of Colombo on November 17th, 2013.The fully furbished boat will substantially augment the SLN’s capacity as it is able to cover a large area of the Indian Ocean and serve Sri Lanka’s Search and Rescue Area more effectively.[mappress]Press Release, April 25, 2014; Image: Sri Lanka Navy View post tag: Boat Sri Lanka Navy Receives Australian Patrol Boat View post tag: Navylast_img read more

Highland Challenger Baseball League Hosts Annual Fundraiser Event

first_img MELANIE ZAYAS EVANSVILLE, INDIANA The Highland Challenger baseball league brought many families together to raise funds for their upcoming season. All kinds of folks including members from local law enforcement was there to support a great cause.Their mission has always been to provide a great athletic experience for disabled kids. The president of the Highland Challenger league, Matt Pokorney says the event itself attracted over 500 people. He says, “It is the biggest fundraiser of the year and we’re excited that the community has just supported us throughout the year but at the end of the year that is when we need our funds the most to get the year started for the next year.”One parent of a child that is on the league says “For someone with a disability to go out and have maybe what we might call it normal day of playing sports of playing baseball. I think it means the world to them you can see it on these kids, on their faces.”Many of the guests were attracted to the various sports memorabilia that filled the room including a signed Roger Staubach football and a signed Wayne Gretsky hockey jersey.Without a supportive community, events like this would not be possible says the president of the Highland Challenger league.Pokorney says, “We have a great community, we have a lot of support from our city and of course from our community. Our local Evansville Fire department, Sheriff’s department, and police departments support us well. We have a great community that stands behind us. It’s important for us.”The president of the Highland Challenger league encourages parents that have kids with disabilities to feel more than welcome to enroll them into the team.To learn more about joining, visit  http://www.leaguelineup.com/directors.asp?url=highlandbaseballclub&sid=129628507FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more