Gerry Adams claims there is a serious design flaw in model of ambulance where…

first_imgHomepage BannerNews 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+center_img Pinterest PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal WhatsApp By News Highland – September 23, 2015 Previous articleSt Eunan’s Letterkenny and Sacred Heart Omagh take the big honours at Finn Valley Cross CountryNext articleDonegal Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn welcomes marriage equality bill News Highland Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has claimed there is a serious design flaw in some ambulance vehicles in the country.Mr. Adams raised the issue in the Dail following the most recent incident where the rear wheels of an ambulance transporting four staff and a patient on life support from Donegal to Galway fell off.The ambulance has 412,000 kilometers on the clock.He says according to an inspection report he obtained from an independent consulting engineer, there is a serious deign flaw with this model of ambulance.Gerry Adams has asked the Taoiseach what steps the Government has taken to insure this incident is fully investigated.Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/gerry1pm-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Facebook Gerry Adams claims there is a serious design flaw in model of ambulance where back wheels fell off Pinterestlast_img read more

In full: rich colleges hinder outreach efforts

first_imgA spokesperson for Magdalen college told Cherwell that:“the combined total of Magdalen’s access and outreach including Student Support Fund grants was £456,000. The figure [quoted] of £47,000 for college organised outreach work in that year was lower than intended because of discontinuities in staffing. However, a comparative figure for 2018-2019 is expected to be over £115,000, and an overall spend on Access and Outreachto be over £550,000.”A spokesperson from St. Anne’s college said: “St Anne’s College is committed to being a diverse and inclusive community and works hard to encourage and support students from under-represented backgrounds to make successful applications to the University of Oxford.“As a College with a comparatively small endowment, this work is only possible because of the support of donors and because of other income-generating activities run by the College.These include our international summer schools, which have proved to be a means by which the College can generate income. No funding has been diverted from UK outreach to undertake international summer schools, which have all more than coveredtheir costs through charges to participants or by donations given specifically for this purpose.“St Anne’s has always been and remains proud of its international relationships and we believe that these continue to be vital for our staff and students.”On occasion where colleges did not provide expenditure for 2017-18, estimates and averages were calculated based on figures from the previous two years.St Hugh’s, Queen’s, Oriel, LMH and New were contacted for comment. Comments received from colleges will be updated online.* In our printed copy of this article, a spokesperson from St. Anne’s is misquoted with comment that should be attributed to the Sutton Trust. Lord Adonis is also partially misquoted. We apologise for any confusion caused. “This research shows that there is huge scope and resources at Oxford and Cambridge throughout to make this kind of transformational change on access happen – what is needed is the impetus colleges with a dedicated access mission would provide.”The findings follow comments made by VC Louise Richardson in November 2018. She noted that as colleges are responsible for recruiting students, they should also be responsible for access and outreach initiatives.These comments were met with frustration by students, including then Mansfield JCR president, Daria Lyskyakova, who said it was the role of the Vice Chancellor to “effectively encourage colleges to prioritise access and allocate their resources in ways which would best aid students in need”.James Turner, CEO of the Sutton Trust, also spoke on Cherwell’s findings, noting: “Our research has found big variances in the proportion of state school students admitted to different Oxbridge colleges.  We want very college to put widening access at the heart of their admissions policies, by investing in the most effective outreach activities and by setting ambitious plans to address social inequalities.“While committing financial resources is an important part of this – and it is disappointing to see rich colleges spending a lower proportion of their budgets than their peers – what is also important is evaluating the impact of access activities to make sure every penny makes a difference.”Lucas Bertholdi-Saad, VP Access & Academic Affairs at Oxford SU, added: “It is quite depressing to see such stark figures and the continued inaction to increase access across the University. Colleges should be leading the vanguard on access issues but they are sadly lacking behind.” Magdalen, Oriel, and New spent less than half a percent of their college budgets on outreach in 2017/18, Cherwell can reveal.Freedom of Information requests sent by Cherwell also revealed that Magdalen spent £47,000 on college organised outreach in 2017/2018, less than any other college except St Hugh’s. This is despite the fact that Magdalen is the third wealthiest college in Oxford, and boasts assets of £272 million.On average, colleges spent 0.9% of their annual budgets on outreach. By comparison, New College spent 0.47% of their annual budget historically on outreach, although they have pledged to pay 1% from now on.Several colleges also provided a breakdown of outreach spending. New College’s ‘Step Up’ programme (which is “designed to inspire and support state school students throughoutYear 11, 12 and 13”) supports 21 schools and colleges. 10 of these schools have been ranked ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.Warden of New College, Miles Young told Cherwell: “One needs to be careful in highlighting data such as Ofsted in isolation.  It’s just one data set a College should be looking at, and we look at many.  For instance of our seven schools rated ‘excellent’ these are two schools with a higher than national average of FSM students (one is nearly double the national average).  One of these schools also have over fifty percent of students classified as Black / Mixed Black Heritage“[These schools also include:] Three schools in under-represented areas (the SW and NW of England), one school where roughly 80% of the school are non-White, and two schools for girls.“If excluded, Oxford would miss out on these pupils. The lesson is that one should be as holistic as possible when selecting schools for sustained outreach.  The willingness and the enthusiasm of the school is also important.”center_img St. Anne’s spent £93,000 on two five-day summer schools in Hong Kong and Singapore in 2017/2018. The summer schools helped fund around £120,000 of domestic outreach resources and activities overall.Queen’s also cited a poetry translation exchange as one of their main access programmes. The exchange promised to host events “including an international literature book club, […] international writers visiting Oxford, and a residency for an international writer.”However, some colleges have spent a consistently high amount on access and outreach. Of the 30 undergraduate colleges, Christ Church and Wadham have budgeted the most on outreach for the past three years. Both spent over five times as much as Magdalen in 2017/2018. Pembroke had the third highest level of spending at £217,000.The majority of colleges are also set to increase their access budgets in 2018/2019. Trinity and Magdalen will more than double outreach spending in this period, while Jesus will increase spending by £56,000.College outreach spending 2017-18St. Hilda’s is the only college which expects to spend less in 2018/19.Lord Adonis recently called for radical new access initiatives, encouraging the University to create new colleges for disadvantaged students. Speaking on Cherwell’s findings, Lord Adonis said: “It unfortunately does not surprise me that some Oxford and Cambridge colleges, particularly the richest ones, are not doing enough to ‘widening access’ since there is a deep seated culture of complacency. “These findings show that incremental change at existing colleges is a limited solution, and we now need a new generation of “access” colleges with an exclusive focus on recruiting disadvantaged young people from the 3000 “non-Oxbridge” schools and colleges. last_img read more

NYC Teacher from Selden Charged With Sexually Abusing Students

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 36-year-old New York City school teacher from Selden has been accused of sexually abusing five female students over the past year at the elementary school where he has worked since 2006.Omil Carrasquillo was arrested and charged Thursday in Brooklyn court with sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.Prosecutors said the science teacher at Public School 249 in the Kensington section of Brooklyn allegedly groped or fondled the victims, who were between ages 9 and 11 years old at the time, between Oct. 31, 2013 and last week.His arrest followed an investigation launched when one of the victims reported the alleged abuse.The city department of education reportedly removed the suspect from the classroom and is conducting an internal investigation.Judge Jane Tully set bail for Carrasquillo at $25,000 cash or $50,000 bond. He is due back in court on Sept. 30.last_img read more

OnePlus 5, 5T Get Oxygen OS 10.0.1 Update With Camera Improvements and September 2020 Android Security Patch

first_imgFor the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel. Veer Arjun Singh Veer Arjun Singh is Deputy Editor, News at Gadgets 360. He has written many in-depth features on technology, healthcare, hospitality, and education in the last seven years, besides reviewing latest gadgets across categories. He has also profiled CXOs, entrepreneurs, social workers, lawyers, chefs, and musicians. You can find him as @arjunwadia on Twitter or email him at [email protected] with tips, suggestions, and general observations.More The changelog detailed along with the post mentions many system fixes — including the ones reportedly introduced by the last update — with the major ones being an abnormal call recording issue and a problem with alarms getting deactivated when the phone was powered off. As mentioned, the update brings the September 2020 Android security patch to the OnePlus 5 and 5T, but updates the GMS package to August 2020.Among the major improvements that the Oxygen OS 10.0.1 brings to the aeging OnePlus 5 and 5T is electronic image stabilisation that is known to improve camera capabilities by reducing the chances of blurred pictures. The OnePlus 5T will also get the option to enable the Android 10 back gesture that works by swiping up from the bottom of the screen.Is OnePlus 8T the best ‘value flagship’ of 2020? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.- Advertisement – OnePlus 5 and 5T will be getting a new Oxygen OS 10.0.1 update that brings several bug fixes to the Android 10-based Oxygen OS 10 rolled out for the devices earlier. OnePlus had acknowledged problems with the build of the Oxygen OS 10 after users reported several issues. The company had assured that the product teams were working on a fix “at the highest priority”. The Android 10 update had come to the OnePlus 5 and 5T — launched in 2017 — in May this year, which was much later than expected. The new update claims to fix many system bugs and bring camera improvements along with the September 2020 Android Security Patch.The news of the new update was shared via a post on the OnePlus community page created for the OnePlus 5 series. The post says that the update is being rolled out in a staged manner to make sure it does not have any critical bugs. It says that only a select few users will receive the update today with the rest of them getting it after a few days. It also clarified that using a VPN won’t help in getting it sooner as the update is not region-specific.OnePlus 5, 5T Oxygen OS 10.0.1 update changelog- Advertisement –last_img read more

Herbert Addo blasts wasteful ‘Father Christmas’ Phobians after Allies loss

first_imgHearts coach Hebert Addo has blamed his players for their defeat on Sunday after Inter Allies pipped his side 2-1.The win was gifted, he reckons, as Hearts dropped three vital points at the Tema Stadium in the First Capital Plus Premier L.Ropapa Mensah opened scoring for Inter Allies before Hearts equalized through Isaac Oduro’s free kick.It looked like the match was heading for a stalemate until Goeckel Ahotor put Inter Allies ahead with a fine shot which goalkeeper Tetteh Luggard couldn’t save.“Personally I feel very bad not that we lost but the way we lost, if you watched the mach carefully we were playing the Father Christmas today,” he told Joy Sports afterwards. “Look at the first goal, total confusion between our goalkeeper and central defender they gave in an easy goal. The results means Hearts have dropped into the relegation zone as they slipped to 14th place on the table.  “It was a fantastic game but at the end Inter Allies were much hungrier and in the end we allowed them to score a goal in the last minute which should never had happened.”The Phobians were hoping to use the game as preparatory game for their African Confederation Cup second leg tie against Senegalese side Olympique de Ngor but the results could demoralized the team.FCPPL MATCHDAY 12 RESULTSAsante Kotoko 1-0 Liberty Professionals Scorer: Ahmed Toure New Edubiase United 2-0 Bechem UnitedScorers: Lamine Nasir, Fuseini Nuhu Great Olympics 1-0 Wa All StarsScorer: Agbashie Dotse– Hasaacas 3-1 WAFA SCScorers: Ibrahim Suleman, Daniel Egyin (pen), Frederick Quayson; Zakaria Mumuni Aduana Stars 2-1 Berekum ChelseaScorers: Richard Arhin – *2; Samuel Kyere Inter Allies 2-1 Hearts of OakScorers: Ropapa Mensah, Gockel Ahortor; Isaac Oduro B.A. United 1-0 Ashanti GoldScorer: Selorm Geraldo  Heart of Lions 1-0 Medeama SCScorer: Osman Sackeylast_img read more