Varadkar rules out coalition with Sinn Fein unless Adams owns up about past

first_imgNews By News Highland – July 23, 2014 WhatsApp Pinterest Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Pinterest A Fine Gael minister says Sinn Féin can’t be part of a government until Gerry Adams admits his role in the Troubles.Speaking at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties, Leo Varadkar says Sinn Fein mustn’t trust the public if it refuses to discuss Mr Adams’ alleged role within the IRA.The Sinn Fein president has always denied being a member of the IRA.But Leo Varadkar says Sinn Féín will never be trusted by the public unless it comes clean about its past: Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/08vara1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Facebook Google+ Previous articleKayak raised by a whale on Argentinian coastNext articleSinn Féin’s deputy leader says Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael should go into government News Highland WhatsApp PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Varadkar rules out coalition with Sinn Fein unless Adams owns up about past Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released last_img read more

Press release: £19 million fund to support victims of domestic abuse

first_img Office address and general enquiries Today’s announcement builds on steps taken by government to end domestic abuse, support victims and ensure offenders are prosecuted. Including: General enquiries: please use this number if you are a member of the public 030 3444 0000 A further £1.2 million will be allocated towards domestic abuse services in due course Domestic abuse is a devastating crime and this government is committed to ensuring all survivors have access to the support they need, whenever they need it. This funding will expand the support available for survivors to help them rebuild their lives. 2 Marsham StreetLondonSW1P 4DF View the government’s updated priorities for domestic abuse services. This fund has already helped to support diverse projects across the country, including:Lancashire County Council – Jane’s Place of Recovery Refuge Further case studies of the 2016 to 2018 fund: Domestic abuse is a horrendous crime, which can have a long-term and devastating impact on families, and particularly children. The funding dedicated to support survivors of domestic abuse will help local authorities and their partners continue to work together to ensure victims of domestic abuse have access to the help and support they need. Our ultimate aim should be preventing domestic abuse from occurring in the first place. We are supportive of the early intervention and preventative approach to stop domestic abuse from happening at all. Media enquiries Email [email protected] The government has also published updated guidelines for councils, created in partnership with experts. We want to ensure their response to domestic abuse is as collaborative, robust and effective as it can be, meeting the needs of diverse communities including BAME, disabled and LGBT victims.Katie Ghose, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid, said: See the full list of allocations The first allocations of the £20 million fund was announced November 2016 led by local authorities working in partnership with service providers for work in 2016 to 2018 The release of the next round of funding for refuges and other accommodation for women escaping domestic abuse is desperately needed, and much welcomed. Our national network of refuges not only save lives but transform them, helping women and their children to rebuild their lives. With a decision about the future of refuge funding after 2020 due to be made in the coming months, we look forward to working with the government to ensure the future safety of survivors. Together we need to ensure that there is a sustainable, long-term funding solution for all domestic abuse services, including lifesaving refuges. Only then can we guarantee that every survivor and her children can get the support they need to build a life free from domestic abuse. Funding was used to help to support the establishment of ‘Jane’s Place’, which specialises in providing safe accommodation for those at most risk of harm and accommodates women and families across a number of self-contained flats. Covering 11 local authorities in Hampshire, this project aims to fund three approaches including access to safe houses, enhanced security measures within clients’ homes and effective ways for life after living in safe houses or refuges. This project is particularly targeted at those from BAME communities or those with complex needs. If your enquiry is related to COVID-19 please check our guidance page first before you contact us – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-local-government.If you still need to contact us please use the contact form above to get in touch, because of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you send it by post it will not receive a reply within normal timescale. North Lincolnshire Council Grant funding was used to secure additional resources to ensure that both female and male victims of domestic abuse were able to access immediate support at times of crisis. Further informationThe 2015 Spending Review contained dedicated long term funding of £40 million to support victims of domestic abuse. Almost £19 million of funding to expand support for survivors of domestic abuse services across England has been launched today (2 July 2018) by the Secretary of State for Communities.Councils working in partnership with charities and other organisations will be able to bid for a share of funding to support survivors of domestic abuse.This will be available for a wide range of services to help survivors rebuild their lives; including the provision of refuge beds, education, and employment and life skills training.This funding builds on £20 million allocated in 2016 to 2018 which has helped provide more than 2,200 new bed spaces in refuges and other specialist accommodation, supporting more than 19,000 survivors with a safe space to rebuild their lives.Secretary of State for Communities, Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP said: Twitter – https://twitter.com/mhclgFlickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/mhclgLinkedIn – http://www.linkedin.com/company/mhclg Social media – MHCLG The Hampshire Making Safe Scheme’, led by Hart District Council Councillor Simon Blackburn, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board said: Please use this number if you are a journalist wishing to speak to Press Office 0303 444 1209 Contact form https://forms.communit… Royal London Borough of Greenwich – The Multiple Needs & Intensive Support Project Greenwich used part of the funding to employ a Complex Needs support worker, providing intensive support to survivors across the lifetime of the project. new powers and laws – a new domestic abuse offence to capture coercive and controlling behaviour, the criminalisation of forced marriage, and the introduction of new stalking laws the national roll-out of domestic violence protection orders and the domestic violence disclosure scheme £15 million, 3-year Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Service Transformation Fund £3.5 million provided in 2015 that funded 46 successful bids from around the country, providing 710 extra bed spaces £10 million funding announced by the coalition government for strengthening provision of safe accommodation in the last Spending Review period we will shortly be introducing a new landmark Domestic Abuse Bill to protect and support victims, recognise the life-long impact domestic abuse has on children and make sure agencies effectively respond to domestic abuse Applicants are required to submit bids no later than 5pm Friday 17 August to [email protected]last_img read more

Glimmer of hope

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Kevin Boateng keen on summer exit from AC Milan

first_imgAC Milan and Kevin-Prince Boateng are preparing for a parting of the ways this summer, with the Ghana international seeking a way out of San Siro.While Boateng has been one of the most positive additions on the whole during Massimiliano Allegri’s three-year reign as Milan coach, his performances in 2012-13 have been largely underwhelming.Boateng would also prefer to be used in an offensive role, but he has been utilised in a number of positions by Allegri in his 33 appearances this season, leading the 26-year-old to become disillusioned by his coaches’ rotation policy.As a result, Goal understands that the Rossoneri will encourage bids in the region of €15 million for the midfielder.Manchester City officials have monitored Boateng on more than one occasion this season, but both Malaga star Isco and Shakhtar’s Fernandinho, with whom talks are said to be at an ‘advanced stage’, are seen as more viable options this summer.Former club Tottenham are said to have maintained interest in the player they originally signed from Hertha Berlin in 2007. Boateng played only 14 games in two years at White Hart Lane before moving on to Portsmouth, but he remains fond of London. If Boateng’s valuation can be met, then both the club and player are keen on an amicable separation at the end of the season.last_img read more

Asa Miller ranks 81st after Run 1

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES He is 19.25 seconds behind leader Marcel Hirscher of Austria, who had a time of 1:08.27.Only 85 of the 105 competitors were able to finish the course in their first run.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMiller can improve his total time in Run 2, scheduled at 12:45 p.m. Book it: Devin Booker hits 28 to win 3-point contest Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:30PNP officials inspect Cubao bus terminals ahead of Undas01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Philippines’ Asa Miller competes in the Men’s Giant Slalom at the Jeongseon Alpine Center during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang on February 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Dimitar DILKOFFAsa Miller finished 81st in his first run in the men’s giant slalom event in alpine skiing Sunday in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter OIympics at Yongpyong Alpine Centre.Entering the course 104th, the Fil-Am alpine skier had a slight slip early in his run in the course but was still able to gather himself and finish the track with a time of 1:27.52.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Read Next NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises AFP official booed out of forum John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Persons with a Second Language Earn More – Thwaites

first_imgMinister of Education, Rev. the Hon. Ronald Thwaites, says that persons with a second language, such as Spanish, stand to earn 15 per cent more than those without such a skill. He was addressing a ‘Spanish Day’ event on Novmber 30 at Kingston Technical High School, where he encouraged students to learn a second language to enhance job prospects and earnings. “This is something that can give you an additional skill in your life, so that when you leave (school) you can earn more and you can help your family and your nation,” he stated. He cited the maritime and hotel industries as two areas where having an additional language skill is an advantage. “The tourists who are coming to Jamaica now, many of them are coming from Europe and they speak Spanish and they expect that you will understand them and be able to entertain them and to make them happy so that you can become prosperous,” he said. Minister Thwaites stressed that it was even more important for Jamaicans to learn Spanish, given the country’s proximity to the Latin American region, which is an important economic zone, and the fact that Spanish is becoming a vital language in the Americas. One of the two teachers of Spanish at the school, and Co-ordinator of the Spanish Day, Tandy Brown, told JIS News that the institution has been celebrating the day for the past three years, in an effort to engender a greater appreciation for the Spanish language among students. “We also recognise that because of our environment, many of them are not exposed to anything Hispanic. We have a lot of Spanish persons here in Jamaica but they don’t encounter them. So what we do is to try and invite as many persons from the Hispanic countries to come and share this day with us,” she said. The Argentine Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency, Ariel Fernández and Charge d’Affaires at the Panamanian Embassy,Lorenzo Chiari, participated in the day’s event. Students were exposed to various cultural tidbits from the several Spanish-speaking countries, including, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Panama, Spain, Dominican Republic and Columbia. The students participated in exciting activities such as a treasure hunt, sign language exercises, a karaoke session and a fashion show featuring the traditional dress of the Spanish-speaking countries. The event was sponsored by Digicel, Lime, GraceKennedy, Carlong Publishers and Burger King.last_img read more