Trump picks a longtime hospital administrator to head the VA

first_img @meggophone What is it? What’s included? STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. GET STARTED Politics Dr. David Shulkin has been tapped as the next secretary of Veterans Affairs. Dominick Reuter/AFP/Getty Images [email protected] Trump picks a longtime hospital administrator to head the VA Longtime hospital administrator Dr. David Shulkin, the current undersecretary of health for the Department of Veterans Affairs, has been tapped for secretary of the department, President-elect Donald Trump announced on Wednesday.Shulkin has a background in executive hospital leadership, at many hospitals across the country. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1986.center_img Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Unlock this article — plus daily intelligence on Capitol Hill and the life sciences industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED About the Authors Reprints Megan Thielking By Ike Swetlitz and Megan Thielking Jan. 11, 2017 Reprints News Editor Log In | Learn More Tags policyveteransWhite Houselast_img read more

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Laois senior football team named for away trip to Westmeath

first_img Pinterest Twitter By Alan Hartnett – 22nd February 2019 Previous articleKillenard Bridge Club hold 28th Annual Dinner in PortarlingtonNext articleLaois senior hurling team announced for clash with Carlow Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Twitter Laois senior football team named for away trip to Westmeath Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year WhatsApp New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening While The Heath’s Denis Booth is also in for his first appearance of the year at full back in place of Shane Nerney.That means that Kevin Meaney keeps his place in midfield ahead of Kieran Lillis who has just returned from suspension. LAOIS: Graham Brody; David Seale, Denis Booth, Gareth Dillon; Marty Scully, Stephen Attride, Colm Begley; John O’Loughlin, Kevin Meaney; Damien O’Connor, Donie Kingston, Conor Boyle; Paul Cahillane, Evan O’Carroll, Mark BarryLaois face Westmeath in Mullingar at 2.30pm on Sunday where a win could move them top of the Division.There are three other Division 3 games set to take place on the day.Leaders Longford host Down at 2pm, bottom side Sligo travel to Louth at 2.30pm while Offaly face Carlow at 3pm.This is the first of four Midlands Derbies for Laois. After this game, they face Longford, Offaly and Carlow in their remaining games.You can follow all the action on Sunday via our Live Blog.SEE ALSO – Mid-Term Report: Plenty of new faces for Laois footballers with Midlands Derbies on the horizon Community Facebook Laois footballers have named their team Laois senior football manager John Sugrue has named his team to face Westmeath in Round 4 of Division 3 of the National Football League.Following on from the win over Sligo two weeks ago, manager Sugrue has made two changes to the starting team.Timahoe’s Damien O’Connor comes in for Graiguecullen’s Danny O’Reilly on the half forward line. TAGSAllianz Football League Division 3Laois senior footballersLaois v Westmeath Facebook Community WhatsApp Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Pinterest Council RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home Sport GAA Laois senior football team named for away trip to Westmeath SportGAAGaelic Footballlast_img read more

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New MoU to Provide For Retraining of Public Sector Workers

first_imgRelatedNew MoU to Provide For Retraining of Public Sector Workers FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Finance and Planning Minister, Dr. Omar Davies, has said that the new public sector Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to be signed this afternoon (May 30), would provide for the retraining of workers to create a “leaner, more efficient public sector”.“The government takes its commitment to do retraining and retooling and to provide a workforce, which is consistent with a modernised economy,” Minister Davies remarked as he addressed the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica’s annual economic seminar held this morning at the Hilton Kingston Hotel.Reiterating that one of the main purposes of the MoU was creating a more educated workforce, the Finance Minister said, “.that is the essence of the MoU.it is not simply about holding down wages; it is much more comprehensive in terms of leading to a more efficient government”.Turning to the country’s output and the levels of productivity, the Minister noted that “the gap between us and too many countries is widening and therefore we have to speak to producing a labour force, which is able to compete”.To this end, Dr. Davies pointed to the need for higher levels of investment in education and training but proposed that funding for such training should not come from existing taxpayers.“We are not suggesting that you deduct even a cent from the asset base of the National Housing Trust (NHT).What we are suggesting is that given the need for significant additional resources for education, which goes beyond what is available through HEART or the education tax, can we reallocate not from existing assets but for future inflows, which were say intended for NHT, towards the education transformation,” Minister Davies argued.On the issue of public sector governance, the Finance Minister noted that, “we have to agree to establish clear, pragmatic rules by which all government institutions and public officials should operate”.“To complement that,” he continued, “there must be similar rules about how all persons entrusted with funds.how they should operate. The laws should be clear, the punishment should be clear, and the implementation of those penalties should be expeditious, whether you are talking about governance in the private sector or governance in the public sector”.The economic seminar was sponsored by Citigroup under the theme: ‘Jamaica – Building A Productive Nation’. RelatedNew MoU to Provide For Retraining of Public Sector Workers Advertisementscenter_img RelatedNew MoU to Provide For Retraining of Public Sector Workers New MoU to Provide For Retraining of Public Sector Workers UncategorizedMay 30, 2006last_img read more

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Violent crims require a tougher response

first_imgViolent crims require a tougher response The New Zealand National PartyAfter years of calling for Firearm Prohibition Orders against violent gang members to be implemented, the Government is finally listening, National’s Police spokesperson Simeon Brown says. /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:Firearm, Government, New Zealand, New Zealand National Party, nzpol, policelast_img read more

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Watch Ken Block’s Ford Escort RS Cosworth go up in flames

first_img #RIPCossie PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending in Canada See More Videos Trending Videos RELATED TAGSFordNews Rally car driver Ken Block is known for his control behind the wheel, but his Ford Escort RS Cosworth was unwilling to cooperate this weekend at the New England Forest Rally in Maine and it cost the famed wheelman his 90’s icon.After a faulty shift, according to Block, he and co-driver Alex Gelsomino clipped a large rock and were sent into a roll that ended with an emergency escape and a front row seat to watch “Cossie” go up in flames.Thankfully, the two drivers were unharmed, but the decades-old Escort will never race again. Watch the video of the accident from Block’s helmet cam below.https://www.instagram.com/p/BlejBUNnt_A/ And the aftermath:https://www.instagram.com/p/Bllo-ejh3lz/ Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Ken Block’s Ford Escort RS Cosworth goes up in flames after a crash at the New England Forest Rally.  Instagram / @kblock43 Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever advertisement ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

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Intervention: How ethical speculation could prevent future tech trouble

first_imgTags:facultyfeaturedinformation scienceresearch “I think that many of the ethical problems in tech are unintentional; it’s not that people don’t care about ethics, it’s that they don’t necessarily see the potential harms. And I think this is something we can get better at. Casey Fiesler Assistant Professor Information Science“Zuckerberg and Dorsey Face harsh Questioning from Lawmakers” “Another Arrest, and Jail Time, Due to a Bad Facial Recognition Match” “FBI Investigating Zoom Bombings Targeting Black Students at Gonzaga” Almost every news cycle delivers headlines alerting readers to yet another tech transgression. In each case, by the time an issue is reported, damage has already been done.Since the founding of early Silicon Valley companies like Apple, Atari and Oracle in the 1970s, the tech industry has expanded to shape almost every aspect of people’s lives––from the ways we connect and communicate to how police investigate crimes to the tools we use to learn and work. With this widespread influence, it’s reasonable to expect that tech companies would carefully consider the consequences of products before launching them. Instead, the motto made famous by Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg, “move fast and break things,” sums up how the industry often prioritizes speed and innovation over caution and care. “One known consequence of ‘move fast and break things’ is what’s known in the tech industry as ‘technical debt’—the implied cost of future bug fixes when you rush to release something now with the intention of handling problems later once you know what they are,” says Casey Fiesler, assistant professor in CMCI’s Department of Information Science. “In my research lab, we’ve been talking about ‘ethical debt’—the cost of assuming you can deal with ethical harms once tech is out in the real world and you see what happens. The problem is, by that point, it’s too late because the harm is already done.”For the next chapter in her career, Fiesler––who studies technology ethics, internet law and policy, and online communities––will launch a five-year research project on ethical speculation in technology design. Her work will be supported by a $549,513 CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation––one of the most prestigious awards given to faculty in the early phases of their careers.The project will entail four phases, all of which Fiesler has tied to courses at CU on programming, information ethics and other areas of computing. The first two phases will focus on identifying patterns and pitfalls in the industry and speculating on future harms, with a particular focus on marginalized communities. Throughout the final two phases, she’ll teach students to engage in group-based speculative design and work with them to develop and evaluate a speculative ethics toolkit aimed at helping designers anticipate potential technology problems before their products are released. Key outcomes will include taxonomies of past tech ethics controversies and speculative harms; a speculative ethics toolkit with guidance on potential pitfalls for new technology; and an understanding of the differences in harm perception for and by marginalized groups.“I think that many of the ethical problems in tech are unintentional; it’s not that people don’t care about ethics, it’s that they don’t necessarily see the potential harms. And I think this is something we can get better at,” Fiesler says.We caught up with Fiesler to learn more about her project, “Scaffolding Ethical Speculation in Technology Design,” how her background in law and science fiction supports her research, and the most common questions she fields on her popular TikTok channel.  In a nutshell, what is the focus of this five-year research project?When you hear about some new tech ethics controversy in the news (misinformation! privacy violations! harassment!), you might think: shouldn’t they have known that would happen? One way of thinking about ethics in tech is that it requires speculating about future harms. This project is about helping people do that. My students and I will be doing work to find patterns in the controversies of the past, to center traditionally marginalized voices in imagining future harms, and ultimately, to develop strategies to help technologists do this kind of ethical speculation, both in the classroom and in the tech industry.  You’ve pointed out that ethics is often left out of computer science education altogether. When it is included, what issues can arise and how do you hope to address them?I’m sometimes shocked by how many students (at many different universities) tell me they barely hear about ethics at all as part of their computer science curriculum. Even when it is strongly included, the most common model I see is standalone ethics classes, as opposed to teaching it in context all along the way. Standalone classes are great too (I teach one!) but I think that this model alone can give the impression that ethics is a specialization or an add-on rather than something everyone thinks about as part of their technical practice. I’ve been really excited to integrate ethics content into intro programming classes in both Information Science and Computer Science here at CU, and am looking forward to working with a number of project-based computing classes as part of this new work! Do you see a hunger among students for lessons on technology ethics?  Absolutely! Not only among our students but also with the large number of students I interact with online, I am seeing a huge increase in interest in tech ethics. One of the most common questions I get on TikTok is “how do I learn more about this?” or “why isn’t this in my classes more?” My hope is that this growing awareness contributes to a cultural shift that directly impacts tech companies––when they hire these young people in the future, or potentially when they lose good talent because ethical reputation influences decisions about where to work. Speaking of consequences, is there an impetus––financial or otherwise––for tech companies to begin baking ethical considerations into their process from the beginning, rather than viewing ethics as an afterthought?  I would like to think that many tech companies want to do the right thing, or at least don’t want their tech to do harm. However, even when there’s not an altruistic motive, there’s always the threat of bad PR! This is one of the reasons that I’ve centered controversy as part of this research; whereas I don’t think that media coverage can account for all types of harms (which is why I think it’s important to also work directly with groups traditionally underrepresented in media and in the tech industry), it can be a window into how we can frame ethical issues in ways tech industry folks might care about. Your background includes studying law and writing science fiction. How did these interests and skills lead you toward a focus in tech ethics, and how will they play into this project?  In law school, they teach you to “think like a lawyer,” which is in part about issue spotting. Can you look at a complicated fact pattern and identify the potential legal issues? Meanwhile, writing science fiction is about imagining the world as it might be in the future, and often, the things that might go wrong. When I teach ethics, I try to cultivate both of these skills in my students so they can see new technology and spot potential issues, even those that might arise in the future. Discussing Black Mirror in class is engaging––so if you can get excited about imagining the ethical implications of some technology that someone might build in 50 years, then why can’t you imagine the ethical implications of the technology you might build tomorrow? A large part of my motivation for this project was imagining how I could cultivate these skills even better. Is there anything about what’s going on in the tech world today––or just the world in general––that makes you think, now’s the time when this could really catch on?“Ethics” as a term can be shorthand for a lot of related issues, including responsibility and justice. I’ve talked a lot about harm but thinking about making tech better goes beyond that. I think that there’s a hunger for social justice right now, and that tech has an important role to play––not just in making sure it isn’t contributing to injustice, but also how it might contribute to making things better.  What makes you furious about the world of tech ethics and what gives you hope?I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how often technological harm seems to be in part rooted in a lack of empathy––an inability to understand or even perceive harms to someone who isn’t like you. And not only are marginalized groups (e.g., BIPOC, LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities) disproportionately impacted by technological harms, but they are also underrepresented in computing. This is one reason why I think that diversity in the tech industry implicates ethical design as well. Changing who is in the room is only part of the solution, but it’s a good step. So it’s incredibly frustrating to continue to see a lack of diversity at all stages in the tech pipeline, and to continue to hear excuses for it. But at the same time, I also see movement in the right direction. And what gives me hope are the increasingly loud voices calling for change when it comes to equity, justice, ethics, and just making tech better. Learn more about Fiesler’s work in her recent article for Wired, “Ethical Tech Starts With Addressing Ethical Debt” (co-authored with Information Science PhD student Natalie Garrett), her interview with Forbes, “Why Ethics Matter For Social Media, Silicon Valley And Every Tech Industry Leader,” and in CMCI Now and CU Boulder Today. You can also check out her Internet Rules Lab to learn even more about her team’s research!. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mailcenter_img Published: April 9, 2021 • By Stephanie Cook (MJour’18) last_img read more

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UK-Born Jamaicans Who Take Up Citizenship to be Recognised

first_imgStory HighlightsSpecial ceremonies are being planned by the Jamaican High Commission in London, United Kingdom (UK), to recognise UK-born persons of Jamaican heritage, who take up Jamaican citizenship.High Commissioner to the UK, Her Excellency Aloun N’dombet Assamba, said the Mission has been encouraging the second, third and fourth generation UK-born Jamaicans to recognise their “Jamaicaness”.The ceremonies, she said, would also strengthen the bonds with the next generation of UK-born Jamaicans. RelatedUK-Born Jamaicans Who Take Up Citizenship to be Recognised RelatedUK-Born Jamaicans Who Take Up Citizenship to be Recognised RelatedUK-Born Jamaicans Who Take Up Citizenship to be Recognised FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail center_img Special ceremonies are being planned by the Jamaican High Commission in London, United Kingdom (UK), to recognise UK-born persons of Jamaican heritage, who take up Jamaican citizenship.High Commissioner to the UK, Her Excellency Aloun N’dombet Assamba, said the Mission has been encouraging the second, third and fourth generation UK-born Jamaicans to recognise their “Jamaicaness”.The ceremonies, she said, would also strengthen the bonds with the next generation of UK-born Jamaicans.Mrs. N’dombet Assamba was speaking on Saturday, February 2, at a meeting of UK-based Jamaican community members and business leaders, at the High Commission, where activities for 2013 were outlined.“We have also been encouraging UK-Jamaicans to apply, once they are able to prove that their parents are Jamaicans,” the High Commissioner said.The High Commission receives up to 15 citizenship applications each week, and Mrs. N’dombet Assamba told the meeting that the proposed ceremonies will be a special recognition for those who go through the process.“We have the certificates and I feel that although we don’t have it (the ceremony) formally as part of the process, the recognition is important. We have decided that at least twice a year, we are going to have a recognition ceremony at which those people who become citizens will be acknowledged,” she added.Mrs. N’dombet Assamba told the meeting that other planned events include a Bob Marley Tribute in February; a series of meetings by the National Land Agency in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Nottingham in May; an Independence Church Service on August 3 at Southwark Cathedral; and a Cultural Evening in October, showcasing literary arts.The High Commissioner also encouraged community members to nominate persons in the UK for Jamaican National Honours. UK-Born Jamaicans Who Take Up Citizenship to be Recognised DiasporaFebruary 5, 2013Written by: Vivienne Siva Advertisementslast_img read more

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Glucose Systems in the Body: Another Instance of Irreducible Complexity

first_img A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to All Medicine Glucose Systems in the Body: Another Instance of Irreducible ComplexityEvolution News @DiscoveryCSCMarch 7, 2018, 1:25 PM “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis Life Sciences Intelligent Design Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share On a new episode of ID the Future, Dr. Howard Glicksman, author of an extended series at Evolution News on “The Designed Body,” is interviewed today by biologist Ray Bohlin on glucose, glycogen, glucogon, insulin — all part of an extended multi-step series essential for life — an irreducibly complex series.“If students only knew how life worked,” says Dr. Glicksman, “they’d quickly come to realize that when it comes to figuring out where it all came from, common sense tells us it was intelligent design, and it’s the Darwinists who are suffering from an illusion.” Download the podcast or listen to it here.Photo credit: GabiSanda, via Pixabay. Evolution NewsEvolution News & Science Today (EN) provides original reporting and analysis about evolution, neuroscience, bioethics, intelligent design and other science-related issues, including breaking news about scientific research. It also covers the impact of science on culture and conflicts over free speech and academic freedom in science. Finally, it fact-checks and critiques media coverage of scientific issues. Share Recommended Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Tagscommon senseDarwinistsglucogonglucoseglycogenhealthHoward Glicksmanhuman bodyID the Futureinsulinintelligent designIrreducible ComplexitylifepodcastRay Bohlin,Trendinglast_img read more

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Letterkenny based Mumbai native says India needs help!

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp By News Highland – April 26, 2021 Previous articleTenders sought for heritage led regeneration project in RathmullanNext articlePSNI detain two more men in relation to Dungiven attack News Highland Letterkenny based Mumbai native says India needs help! Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+ A Mumbai native, now living in Letterkenny says intervention from across the world is needed to help India overcome it’s current Covid crisis.India’s Prime Minister says his country is in the grip of “a storm that has shaken the nation”.Hospitals are overwhelmed by Covid-19 patients and there’s a shortage of oxygen.Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney says there’s plans for Ireland to send aid.Sharmila Kamat says the situation could easily spread through other countries:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/kamat1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th AudioHomepage BannerNewscenter_img Pinterest Facebook Google+ Pinterest Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitterlast_img read more

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Orange weather warning persists

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal is among the counties issued with an ongoing orange weather warning for snow and ice from Met Eireann.Many areas across the province were badly hit by the wintery conditions yesterday, which resulted in school closures and widespread traffic disruption.Met Eireann says: “Significant falls of snow are expected Saturday night and into Sunday. Accumulations of 4 to 8 cm could occur quite widely with greater totals possible.”Their forecasts suggest tonights temperatures in Ulster could fall as low as minus 4 degrees celsius. Facebook Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest By News Highland – December 9, 2017 WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Orange weather warning persists Homepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articlePolice on scene of security alert in DerryNext articleBrexit negotiations move to trade News Highland Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

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