Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – August 24, 2020 Facebook Twitter Previous articleStorm Francis: weather warning upgraded for DonegalNext article‘For now it’s just goodbye’ News Highland Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Google+ Swimming Pools set to reopen in Derry and Strabane DL Debate – 24/05/21 Swimming pools at Derry City and Strabane District Council’s tier one leisure centres are set to resume from next Monday 31 August with bookings for lane swimming being taken from this week.The swimming pools at the Foyle Arena, Templemore Sports Complex in Derry and the Riversdale Leisure Centre in Strabane, will reopen on Monday next for lane swimming, household swims and club/group.A number of changes have been put in place to ensure social distancing and in the interests of health and safety, including pre-booking your slot and coming ‘beach ready’ to the facility.There will be local arrangements in place at each facility, with limited access to changing rooms with plans in place to operate a ‘quick change zone’ at the end of each session.Locker and shower facilities will not initially be available, however this is being reviewed on a regular basis.There will be limited capacity at all sites and all activities must be booked in advance.Swim sessions will last for 60minutes.Paid members will be able book seven days in advance from today and casual users can book one day in advance.The public are asked to note that there will be no spectator facilities at any of the centres and all users are being requested to adhere to guidance on social distancing that will apply at all times. WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp
However, the distribution of these pleasure enhancing has met with concern from some students.Members of the Newman Society, Oxford University’s Catholic Society, have expressed concern that JCR and University welfare budgets are being spent on such “recreational” items as ribbed condoms.Emeric Jean Montford, a past president of the Newman Society, said, “It is only right and proper that colleges should have officers who ensure that the spread of STIs is prevented by using the appropriate contraception devices.“Beyond that, I do not think that welfare is for recreational purposes. I would be quite unhappy to learn that JCR or University money is being used to promote items such as flavoured condoms and lubricant,” Montford continued.“The role of OUSU is to promote the welfare of students, not to promote sex. OUSU is supposed to be neutral and should not promote one lifestyle as preferable to another.”Tom Perry, OUSU VP for Welfare, defended their supply of pleasure enhancing sex items, saying that the responsibility lies with JCRs.“It is up to Common Rooms to decide what they should spend their money on, and this would usually be decided in the Common Room Meetings.”“However the various forms of Pasante condoms OUSU provides, including the flavoured and ribbed condoms, are free and lubricant is an essential part of safe sex for many Oxford students.”Only a handful of colleges provide emergency contraception; among these are St John’s and St Edmund Hall which reimburse students for the morning after pill. Yaqoob Bangosh, a member of Oxford’s Catholic community, warned that “there has to be a clear line drawn where contraception becomes abortion.” A Cherwell study into the variety of sex-related items that are freely available from college welfare budgets has produced some startling results, and provoked shock among some students. The study found that in addition to the expected appearance of Durex condoms and pregnancy tests, many colleges also provide items such as flavoured and dotted pleasure enhancing condoms, as well as dental dams and lubricant. Worcester and New College are among the few colleges which make dotted condoms freely available to their undergraduate students. Worcester also supply ribbed condoms. Aidan Hempson-Jones, male Welfare Rep for New College, confirmed that “All our dotted and flavoured condoms are provided for free by OUSU.”He defended the JCR’s decision to supply pleasure stimulating condoms, saying, “Anything that promotes safe sex is obviously good. Having dotted and ribbed condoms makes it more likely that people will come and get condoms from us, and therefore more likely that they are having safe sex, so that is a good thing. “People tend to go for Durex over the flavoured or dotted OUSU Pasante ones anyway, as they trust the brand more.” Colleges which provide flavoured condoms include New College, Pembroke, St Anne’s, Corpus Christi and St Hugh’s. At least 15 colleges provide lubricant and at least 13 provide dental dams. Flavoured condoms are provided to Colleges for free from OUSU.Fred MacMillan, Male Welfare Rep of Pembroke, said “I don’t think flavoured condoms are necessarily a bad thing. Ironically, regular condoms are actually more popular – we over bought on flavoured condoms, actually. “It is good to give people the option of flavoured condoms. By welfare providing them, people who would go out and buy them anyway, so we are helping students.” Hubert MacGreevey, current Social Secretary of Newman Society, sees OUSU’s distribution of flavoured condoms as “immature and silly.” He said, “OUSU do a lot of good things for student welfare and I support them in this. Frankly, giving out flavoured condoms does not surprise me, as OUSU are not exactly the most socially conservative body. “I fundamentally disagree with their social liberal policies, and flavoured condoms are one manifestation of that.“And as for dotted condoms, OUSU probably think they are being very kind to the students saying ‘Oh, you enjoy yourself having sex.’ I do care that sex is being abused, and turned into a commodity.”Some welfare reps told Cherwell of the problems relating to distribution of sex-related items they have been experiencing.The Male Welfare Rep of Corpus Christi explained how the College now provides Durex condoms, following complaints from JCR members about the quality of the free OUSU Condoms, in particular that they tended to slip off during sex. Tom Perry, OUSU VP for Welfare and Equal Opportunities, distanced OUSU such problems, and assured students that “All of OUSU’s Welfare supplies are bought from reputable companies or, in the case of the Pasante condoms, provided to us by the NHS.”Fred MacMillan, Welfare Rep from Pembroke, told Cherwell that they received complaints from the SCR about the placement of a condom in this year’s Freshers Packs. He said, “There was a problem in Freshers Week when we were told by the Home Bursar that it was a bad idea to put condoms in the Freshers Pack. We were told that it was insensitive to put a condom in every pack, so we should not do this in future.”MacGreevey commented, “Putting a condom in Freshers packs is shocking and unnecessary. It is like saying that part of the Freshers Week experience is getting laid. “I think its regrettable that intelligent people, welcoming young people who are also supposed to be intelligent, send the message that part of the enjoyment of this week is to have loads of sex. I do think that inappropriate and insensitive.”
Must-See Sights Blue Ridge Parkway to Waynesboro For craft beer fans, Basic City Beer Co. is sure to please. This kid-friendly microbrewery offers taproom or outside seating for sipping cold brews and enjoying brick oven pizza, shareable small plates, and “fancy-full” hot sandwiches, while the younger set stays occupied with games like corn hole and skeeball. Stable Craft Brewing is another solid option with a beach volleyball court, corn hole golf (yes, you read that right), and horses for the kids to pet. Waynesboro is home to many restaurants with amenities like outdoor seating and kid-friendly menus. Take everyone for BBQ or fried catfish at The Fishin’ Pig where kids eat free on Wednesdays, and there is live music in the outdoor “Pig Pen” every weekend. Benny Stivale’s in downtown serves up 28-inch pizzas that require two plates for a slice! And if your entire party enjoys burgers, try Tailgate Grill for classic beef burgers and shareable portions of crispy french fries. Don’t forget to round out your meal with fresh, custard-style ice cream at Kline’s Dairy Bar or delicious soft serve at Willy’s Ice Cream. Natural Bridge: Stop to gawk at Natural Bridge State Park’s 215-foot limestone arch, discover living history at the Monocan Indian settlement, and hike the seven miles of trails. Kids will also get a kick out of feeding the animals in the drive-through habitats at Virginia Safari Park. Parkway and nearby: Two short but wonderful hikes are Crabtree Falls and White Rock Falls, which travel along or to waterfalls. The Parkway has numerous opportunities to pull over and admire the scenery. Waynesboro is called the Gateway to Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway, and at just four miles away from the entrances, it’s an ideal place to rest and replenish after a long day of driving and outdoor fun. Waynesboro has much to offer the road-tripping family, including family-friendly places to eat, a wealth of outdoor experiences, and a downtown filled with shopping, dining, and culture. Where to Stay I-81 to Blue Ridge Parkway There are many great places to pause along this stretch of your journey, but keep an eye out for a few of our favorites… Let the kids get some energy out on a short hike! Visit Shenandoah National Park for the Blackrock Summit hike, which is a 1-mile addition to the Track Trails for Kids program and includes an activity to go along with the hike. Nearby Humpback Rocks can be accessed at Mile Post 5.8 along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The steep mile up to the overlook pays off with heartstopping views of the Shenandoah and Rockfish Valleys. For an easier stroll that gives a look at the geology of the area, try Greenstone Overlook at MP 8.8. Nurture the budding artist in your family with a trip to the Shenandoah Valley Art Center, a working studio and gallery with a gift shop all in one, and the P. Buckley Moss Downtown Gallery. For educational and stimulating activities for both the older generation and kids, check out at the Waynesboro Heritage Museum which features timely, pop-up exhibits throughout the year. Or try the Plumb House Museum, a site along the Civil War Trail, and the Russell Museum which houses the astounding art legacy of Walter and Lao Russell. Download the Traipse app for an adventure that’s part walking tour, part scavenger hunt and discover the thriving mural scene in Waynesboro, which has been nourished in recent years by the annual Virginia Street Art Festival. Outdoor Options Waynesboro boasts a robust park system with walking trails, playgrounds, and a 9-hole, par 31 Frisbee golf course at Coyner Springs Park. Additional golfing options can be found at Waynesboro Golf and Games, which has a par 3 course for both traditional golf and soccer golf, as well as a mini golf course. If fast cars are more your speed, cheer for your favorites during the drag racing at Eastside Speedway on Friday and Saturday evenings. Treat the family to the wholesome experience (and photo opps) of picking pumpkins together at Troyer’s Fruit & Produce Farm. The farm is offering their ten-acre corn maze again this year, plus seventeen acres from which to pick your perfect pumpkin! Another nearby place to catch shots of the family solving a corn maze and enjoying other outdoor activities is Skeeter’s Maze Adventure. Where to Eat Must-See Sights Your whole family will be happy staying at the locally-owned and newly renovated Best Western PLUS. This pet-friendly hotel has an indoor heated saltwater pool and is close to downtown Waynesboro, shopping, and dining. If you’d rather camp, try the North 340 Campground with its sports fields, basketball court, and playgrounds, or Sherando Lake, which has a sandy beach, swimming area, and miles of hiking trails. The South River Greenway stretches 1.2 level miles along the South River and is perfect for a family stroll or bike ride. Take in views of the city, the Blue Ridge Mountains, our river-themed LOVEworks, and the water, which is habitat to many species of fish and birds. Start your adventure by heading north on I-81 through the beautiful Shenandoah Valley to Lexington. Follow Route 11 and then Route 56 west to the Blue Ridge Parkway at Tye River Gap, Milepost 27.2. The magnificent Blue Ridge Parkway stretches 569 miles along the Blue Ridge Mountains. Refer to the interactive map for info about trails, campgrounds, waystops, road closures, and overlooks. Ready to pack the car full of kids, gear, and snacks, and get out of town for the weekend? Load up the playlists and head north along the 1-81 corridor. Explore the sites and towns along the way, making sure to include a leisurely drive along a section of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Finally, make Waynesboro your home base for a few days of fun before heading home.
By Dialogo March 20, 2009 Police officers in Latin America are seeking support from Colombian dogs trained to detect drugs to curb drug traffic to Europe via the growing West African route. In an exhibition forming part of a specialized course, police from Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and the Dominican Republic witness the skills of Colombian dogs in detecting explosives, drugs, currency, and other items. At the meeting, Colombia’s more than 20 years of experience in the training of dogs for this purpose was highlighted. The project is funded by the European Commission and implemented by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in the police school at Facatativa, a town located about 40 kilometers west of Bogota. Colonel Mario Camacho, head of the Bolivian Training Center for Canine Drug Detectors, told Efe that the purpose of this course is to seek new experiences and to optimize work in other countries. “It was excellent and we thank Colombia for the opportunity to be exposed to this school, these experiences, and the techniques used with dogs, which will be used in our country to continue that work for the benefit of society,” said the police chief. He recalled that in Bolivia the use of dogs has aided in the seizure of increasing quantities of drugs. Meanwhile, Peruvian captain Rubén William Lino told Efe that this is “sharing knowledge among neighboring countries,” with the aim of bringing this knowledge to Peru. The main objective of this course is to reduce the amount of cocaine traffic from Latin America and the Caribbean to Europe via West Africa, and is part of a cooperative project between the security forces of several Latin American states. In this way they are pursuing greater cooperation between the institutions of the six participating countries. Colombia has also offered to help the countries of West Africa in the fight against drugs following the recent alert from the United Nations, which said that a third of the cocaine consumed in Europe flows into the continent from that territory. The UN estimates that every year about 50 tons of cocaine, one third of Europe’s total consumption, valued at more than 2.5 billion euros, passes through African territory, where the traffickers take advantage of the lack of local authorities. The African countries most traveled by drug traffickers are Nigeria, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, and Sierra Leone. This workshop also served to draw together the police forces of Colombia and Ecuador, countries which broke off diplomatic relations a year ago, but have maintained their partnership in the fight against drugs. In fact, the head of the Ecuadorian police’s canine training center, Major William Villaruel, participated in the meeting and said that his country has strengthened its control thanks to the cooperation of its northern neighbor. “We are very close to this school in Colombia, as many of our members in previous years were trained in this school and know the system we operate,” the officer said to Efe. The seminar, which concludes tomorrow, also delves into the importance of canine resources in the prevention and seizure of drugs, and sharing methods of detecting the presence of cocaine in ports, airports, and other places used for drug trafficking. The main instructors belong to canine narcotics units from France and the United States, as well as the UNODC.
Any business that maintains and uses data should technically have a means of backing up and recovering that data in the event of a disaster. For financial institutions like banks and credit unions, creating a disaster recovery plan is a must.The goal of a disaster recovery plan (DRP) is simple: ensure your institution has a structured plan to recover business operations in the event of a disaster or cyberattack. And one of the main elements of a successful DRP lies in your institution’s ability to back up your IT environment and recover data.But, thanks to advances in virtualization and cloud technologies, modern data recovery options are now affordable for most banks and credit unions seeking to update their DRP.What is Disaster Recovery for Banks and Credit Unions?It’s no secret that the financial sector has prioritized digital channels. Managing data is now fundamentally important, both from a customer experience and a compliance perspective. Therefore, financial institutions of every size must prioritize and plan for efficient and rapid disaster recovery to meet compliance requirements, minimize downtime and—most importantly—meet the expectations of customers during and after a disaster or disruptive event. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A free public WiFi network recently launched at Robert Moses State Park, making it easier for visitors to access the Internet from the popular beach on the western tip of Fire Island.The network, titled Oh, Ranger! Wi-Fi™, has been installed—at no expense to taxpayers—at Fields 2, 3, 4 and 5 as a part of a partnership between Toyota Motors, the American Park Network and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, officials announced Tuesday.“Whether opting to use Wi-Fi to share real-time photos of friends and family exploring our parks, or accessing apps and maps, having access to this technology is another way to draw people to spend precious leisure time at our parks,” said Rose Harvey, the state parks commissioner.The announcement came about a year after the same WiFi network launched at Jones Beach State Park. Over the past year, the partnership has also installed Wi-Fi networks at Niagara Falls, Saratoga Spa and East River State Park.Officials are hopeful that the improved Internet availability will draw more patrons to the beach, as well as other state parks this summer.The Wi-Fi program has been expanded as part of Toyota’s “Let’s Go Places” program. Officials are hopeful that this program will not only enhance visitors’ experiences by improving Internet access at the beach, but encourage them to learn about upcoming events, promote volunteerism, and support state park-related groups.Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that he expects the initiative “will attract more visitors to the great outdoors—boosting tourism and growing the Long Island economy.”Even though signs announcing the new network were only installed within the past week, the network had already seen hundreds of users since it was activated on July 10. This past Sunday, more than 2,000 users were on the network, according to the state parks department.While officials acknowledge that some people may be annoyed by the distraction that Internet access at the beach may cause, they feel that most, particularly younger generations, will view the new service favorably.Visitors seeking to log on to the Wi-Fi select “Oh, Ranger! Wi-Fi™” under available Wi-Fi networks on their devices, and then accept the standard terms and conditions.Jones Beach is not the only oceanfront park on LI that has free WiFi. All Suffolk County parks, including Smith Point in Shirley and Cupsogue in Westhampton, also provide the free service. Babylon town beaches such as Gilgo, Cedar and Overlook beaches do the same.
Croatian National Tourist Board this year as well presents the Croatian tourist offer at fair ITB Asia 2019., the leading tourism fair for the Asia-Pacific tourism industry, which brings together international exhibitors from the MICE, leisure and corporate tourism segment and takes place in Singapore from 16 to 18 October. As they point out from the CNTB, as part of the first day of the fair, were held meetings with Christian Brumby, Director of International Partnerships OTT a globally renowned online travel platform for learning about tourist destinations that is the primary source of knowledge for travel professionals around the world. The meeting was also held with Gianluigiem Bazziniem, commercial manager Skyscanner, one of the world’s most famous tourist search engines for flights, accommodation, car rental, travel agencies, which has over 100 million individual visits per month. Possibilities for future joint cooperation were discussed, as Skyscanner has been part of Ctrip, the largest agency in China and the second largest travel agency in the world, since 2016. “Participation in ITB Asia 2019 is a continuation of CNTB activities aimed at a very important Asian market, given that Asian tourists mostly travel in the pre- and post-season periods and have a great influence on the further affirmation of Croatia as a year-round tourist destination. This year’s focus is on presenting the entire Croatian tourist offer in distant markets such as Australia, the USA, China, South Korea and Singapore, because our goal is to reduce the dependence of Croatian tourism on traditional European markets.“Pointed out the director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić and added that the major tour operators Holiday Tours & Travel Singapore, Pacific Leisure Group, Globe Travels and C&D Global Tourism Group, Inspiring Vacations, and Wings Away Travel have already confirmed increased interest in Croatia in 2020. Tourists from Asia on average opt for two to three overseas trips a year, in addition to one long haul a journey lasting 10 to 21 days. Most people come to Croatia in June, and their favorite destinations are Dubrovnik, Zagreb and Split. So far this year, the Asian market has achieved a growth of 10 percent in arrivals and overnight stays compared to the same period last year. This year, ITB Asia has attracted over 1300 exhibitors from 127 countries, the fair will be visited by over 13.000 tourism professionals, and participants can choose from 200 lectures with over 260 renowned speakers. With a primary focus on new travel trends for next year, this year’s conference lectures bring a range of topics from corporate travel, Chinese travelers ’preferences, destination marketing, sustainable destination development and halal tourism to innovative travel technology solutions.
A small Kodiak aircraft operated by United States-based Christian and humanitarian aid organization Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) crashed into Lake Sentani in Papua on Tuesday morning, killing its American pilot.The plane took off from Sentani airport in Jayapura at 6:27 a.m. local time and the pilot made a distress call two minutes later.The Search and Rescue (SAR) team recovered the body of the pilot, the only person aboard the aircraft, at a depth of 13 meters in the lake at 8:30 a.m. local time. “The body was immediately taken to Bhayangkara Police Hospital,” Jayapura SAR chief Zainul Thahar said as quoted by kompas.com on Tuesday.Papua Police spokesperson Comr. Sr. Ahmad Musthofa Kamal identified the pilot as Joyce Chaisin Lin, a 40-year-old US national.Tolikara Regent Usman Wanimbo said the utility aircraft had likely been transporting books and school supplies from Jayapura to the Papua Harapan Foundation in Mamit village, Tolikara regency.Air transportation is vital in Papua because road networks are limited. MAF provides aviation services to inaccessible locations to transport medicine, doctors, disaster relief, education, evangelists, food supplies and clean water for community development.According to MAF’s official site, maf.org, Lin was a pilot and an IT specialist who obtained her private pilot’s license during university.As a MAF missionary pilot, she also helped set up and maintain computer networks to allow missionaries and humanitarian workers in remote areas to contact their supporters and access resources on the internet. (aly)Topics :
They added that the protests in Jayapura last year were not intended to harm the security and the sovereignty of the nation but instead were peaceful protests to respond to the racist acts in Surabaya.“All of the perpetrators [of the Surabaya incident] have been held responsible with minimum charges. Meanwhile, prosecutors are seeking to imprison the Papuan [activists] for up to 17 years,” BEM UI and BEM FHUI argued in the statement.They said the protests were a form of political expression guaranteed by the Constitution and other international human rights instruments under the freedom of speech and expression.“Therefore, all of [the defendants] have to be freed of all charges, especially treason,” the student coalition said.Read also: Racism: My experience as a doctor in PapuaBEM UI and BEM FHUI they had been holding public protests to express their view on the matter but had not encountered any issues. “Meanwhile, these Papuan activists were charged with treason for protesting,” they said. “This is a true manifestation of the racial bias that is happening in our law enforcement.”The students hoped that the court would find that racial biases had influenced the law enforcement personnel who had handled the case.“We also hope that our amicus brief will be considered discussion material for the judges to reach their verdict,” they said.This amicus curiae – a Latin term meaning “friend of the court” – was not the first attempt by UI students to highlight what many consider persecution of Papuans for their political activism. BEM UI recently held a public discussion on racism against Papuans in the legal system. However, the UI administration later issued a statement disavowing the event, saying the discussion did not “reflect the views and attitudes of UI as an institution”.An alliance of UI lecturers subsequently expressed their support for the discussion and lauded BEM UI for organizing it because it fostered the spirit of free speech among university academics.Read also: ‘#PapuanLivesMatter’: George Floyd’s death hits close to home in IndonesiaAlthough amicus briefs are more common in countries that use a common law system, there are also some precedents for the submission of such briefs in Indonesia, which uses a civil law system.In 2013, for instance, the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) filed an amicus curiae in an appeal of the verdict in a case regarding an attack in Cebongan Penitentiary in Sleman, Yogyakarta.Other parties have submitted similar briefs, including Indonesia Corruption Watch in the case of an acid attack on Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator Novel Baswedan and the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute (LBH Jakarta) in a blasphemy case involving then-Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama.Topics : Two student organizations at the University of Indonesia (UI) have decided to file an amicus curiae – a brief offered by someone who is not party to a case – in support of seven Papuan activists on trial for treason for their involvement in the 2019 antiracism protests in Jayapura, Papua.The brief was drafted jointly by the UI Student Executive Body (BEM UI) and the UI School of Law Student Executive Body (BEM FHUI).Earlier this month, prosecutors at the Balikpapan district court in East Kalimantan demanded between five and 17 years of prison for the seven Papuan defendants for their participation in rallies in Jayapura. The protests were in response to a racial abuse incident targeting Papuan university students living in a dormitory in Surabaya, East Java. The students in the dorm were attacked physically and verbally by security personnel – who reportedly called them “monkeys” – and members of mass organizations who accused the Papuans of refusing to celebrate Indonesia’s 74th Independence Day.The responding protests in Jayapura started out peacefully but later turned violent and resulted in dozens of injuries and several buildings being damaged.Read also: Human Rights Watch urges authorities to free Papuan activists on trial for 2019 protestsIn a statement on Friday, the student body coalition argued that the treason charges were not appropriate and suggested that the authorities who were handling the case had racial biases against Papuans.