Mother & Baby Home leak must be investigated – Pringle

first_img Twitter Previous articleLUH staff praised for coping with Covid pressuresNext articleTanaiste says this will be darkest month for HSE News Highland Facebook Pinterest Mother & Baby Home leak must be investigated – Pringle Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – January 11, 2021 Facebook A Donegal Deputy has described the leak of details from the Mother and Baby Homes report was another betrayal of survivors and their families.Some of the details were published in a newspaper yesterday however it was intended the report was be discussed with survivors in an online forum before it was made publicMinister Roderic O’Gorman has said he will seek an investigation into how these details came into the public domain.Deputy Thomas Pringle has branded the situation as disgraceful:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/pringle.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+center_img WhatsApp Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Harps come back to win in Waterford last_img read more

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Gov’t Pushes Public Awareness on Lottery Scam Impact

first_imgGovernment has set about to educate the average Jamaican of the cruel impact of the lottery scam, through a public awareness programme.Minister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting, says the public awareness exercise is aimed at changing the mindset of many who see the lottery scam as a victimless crime.One of the segments of the programme is dubbed, ‘Silence Brings Violence’, which is being rolled out in schools islandwide.He noted that that in some ways, the scam can be “as vicious as if you held up the person at gun point or knife point, in terms of the emotional and financial trauma it inflicts on the victim.”[RELATED: Jamaica Way Ahead of Us in Fight Against Lotto Scam – US Official]The Minister said that the current hearing by the United States Senate Special Committee on Ageing, into the Jamaican lottery scam, has created an opportunity to focus on the issue and share ideas for best practice.“Let us use this as an opportunity to bring the urgency of the situation to every single Jamaican in particular, to understand how corrosive this activity is and that everyone has to find a way to contribute to stamping it out,” Mr. Bunting said.The Minister was addressing a press briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), on Thursday, March 14, where he provided an update on his recent trip to the US, where he met with members of Congress to submit Jamaica’s sworn testimony to the Committee, detailing the country’s efforts to fight lottery scammers.Mr. Bunting declared that Government will be putting all the resources at its disposal to attack the lottery scammers and he urged various leaders to use their influence to get the scammers to stop their illicit activity.“Whether you are a political representative, a pastor, a civic leader, you may know persons who are involved, please use your influence and talk to them as citizens. Talk to your neighbours. But at the end of the day, the Ministry of National Security and our law enforcement agencies are resolved that we are not going to allow this activity to continue, and that we will be putting all the resources at our disposal to attack the issue,” Mr. Bunting said.The Minister, along with Chairman of the Anti-Lottery Scam Inter-Ministerial Committee, Hon. Julian Robinson, made several appearances in the US and provided updates to media and key constituents on the country’s efforts in dealing with the criminal activity.“We went on a mission to protect Jamaica’s brand and minimise the impact on our reputation. This administration is fully focused on that, and I invite the Opposition and all well thinking Jamaicans who share the embarrassment and distress we feel for our country, to get on board the mission of ridding Jamaica of this scourge,” Mr. Bunting said.He pointed out that the Government has been working with US officials to fight the problem and has conducted several major operations over the past year.The Minister further informed that there have been regular meetings between the Major Organised Crime and Anti-corruption Task Force (MOCA), and the finance, remittance and business processing outsourcing companies.These meetings discuss strategies on how to make it more difficult for persons to use their services for illicit purposes and how to detect them speedily.By Andrea Braham, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

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21 Apps to Boost Productivity Accountability and Success

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. April 13, 2015 No matter how you work or what type of business you run, being productive is a must. But techniques and strategies aren’t enough if you don’t have the tools needed to implement them. Fortunately, there’s an app for that!Here are 21 apps that are guaranteed to boost your productivity, accountability and success:1. AsanaWhile there are tons of different project-management apps out there, Asana is by far one of my favorites. Once set up, this app helps you reduce internal email, delegate tasks and check the status of your projects from one central dashboard.Related: 8 Crucial Apps for Hacking Everything From Lunch to Project Management2. VenmoIf you need to send payments quickly and securely, this is your app. With no forms to fill out and no fees for payment, Venmo is a great alternative to solutions such as Paypal.3. TripItTracking travel is important — not just for organizational purposes, but for expense and tax filing as well. TripIt succeeds in keeping all of your important information in one place.4. [email protected] is a huge challenge facing most business owners, but it’s one that can be avoided. If you like to listen to music while you work, check out [email protected], an app that provides special playlists designed to improve focus and bolster creativity.5. UberConferenceConference calls on the go can be hit and miss, but not with UberConference. This app lets you to see participants’ LinkedIn profiles and record your meetings so you don’t lose an important point.6. EvernoteOne of the most versatile note-taking and storage apps available, Evernote is accessible from any device. The cloud-based app allows you to store, edit and tag documents for effortless organization.7. SquareWhether you need to take payments on the go occasionally or frequently combine work and travel, Square is the app that can make it happen.8. ProducteevDelegation is an important part of business success, whether your team is large or small. Producteev, a powerful task management program, allows you to easily assign tasks to other team members, as well as hold them accountable.9. FlipBoardStaying up to date on news and industry changes is easy with FlipBoard. Don’t waste time flipping between a dozen different websites — this app summarizes your favorite feeds in one place.10. Pocket AnalyticsEvery business owner should know the status of his or her business at all times, and that includes web analytics. This app provides an easy-to-read mobile overview and a dashboard that tracks multiple services.Related: Microsoft Brings Document Scanner App to iPhones, Android11. ContactuallyKeeping in touch with members of your network is important, and Contactually makes it easy. Allowing you to segment your contacts and assign follow-up cycles to each category, this app makes sure you never lose touch with your team or your prospects.12. RefreshEver shown up to a meeting, only to be embarrassed by your lack of knowledge about the person you’re connecting with? With Refresh — which syncs with Facebook, LinkedIn and other services — you’ll have all the information about the person you’re meeting and your past interactions at your fingertips.13. SunriseIf you’ve got multiple calendars floating around, you need Sunrise. This easy-to-use calendar app connects seamlessly to all major calendar services, allowing you to stay on task and productive.14. TrackMavenStaying ahead of your competition is a challenge, but TrackMaven can help. The app can optimize your content distribution and help you identify marketing opportunities, while also tracking your competitors’ content and strategies.15. Invoice2GoNever forget to invoice a customer again! This app enables you to send professional-looking invoices quickly, no matter where you are, ending overlooked billing and forgotten amounts due.16. SkitchSkitch makes it effortless to add markup or annotations to existing content. If your job involves providing frequent feedback, this app makes it easy to give and simple to understand!17. MintProper money management is important, whether you’re saving up personally for an upcoming expense or a Fortune 500 company managing a vast number of people and resources. With Mint, you can get a quick snapshot of your financial situation any time you log in to your account.18. EchoSignNever find yourself scrambling for a scanner again! EchoSign lets you to sign vital business documents electronically and records your document history, making future document audits painless.19. HootsuiteSave time on your social media marketing efforts by managing all of your social profiles in a single app with Hootsuite. It’s an easy way to take the pain out of maintaining and updating multiple accounts.20. BoxBox is a cloud storage system that helps you track your projects in real-time — an essential feature if you work with a remote team. Even better, the program’s responsive design allows Box to be effective no matter what device you use.21. IFTTTA great app with a huge range of applications, IFTTT allows you to create programs that respond to events with a certain action. For example, the app can be used to send an Instagram post to Facebook, or to send you a text if a weather event is brewing in your area. The possibilities truly are endless.Have another app that you think belongs on this list? Share your favorites by leaving a comment below!Related: 8 Tools That Help You Perform Day-to-Day Tasks More Efficiently 5 min readlast_img read more

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Six other airlines join Lufthansa in bidding to take over bankrupt Alitalia

first_img Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Six other airlines join Lufthansa in bidding to take over bankrupt Alitalia By: Colleen BarrySource: The Associated Press MILAN — Lufthansa and Easy Jet are among seven airlines that made binding offers Monday to take over all or part of Alitalia, the Italian carrier that declared bankruptcy in May.Alitalia confirmed it received seven envelopes containing bids by the evening deadline, but provided no details.German carrier Lufthansa earlier confirmed it submitted an offer to buy at least part of Alitalia’s aviation business, including global, European and domestic routes, while apparently shunning the ground and handling business.Easy Jet said it bid for “certain assets” of a restructured Alitalia, but did not give specifics.The Italian government wants to close the sale by the end of April, followed by a period of evaluation by European anti-trust authorities that would likely delay a completion of any deal until the end of summer.The government last week extended a 300 million-euro bridge loan to keep the airline operating until any sale can be complete, on top of 600 million euros extended since Alitalia declared bankruptcy.More news:  Beep, beep! Transat hits the streets with Cubamania truckThe tender offer made clear that bankruptcy administrators want to avoid a fire-sale of Alitalia assets, giving preference to any offer that takes on the entire airline, which has 8,000 aviation employees, including pilots and flight attendants, and an additional 3,600 on the ground. But the bidding process allows for the possibility to isolate either the aviation or handling businesses.Lufthansa did not provide detailed information, including how much the bid is worth and how much staff it would retain. Lufthansa said in a statement that it wanted to establish a “NewAlitalia,” that it said “could develop long-term economic prospects.”If successful, Lufthansa would add Alitalia assets to those it is acquiring from Air Berlin, both of which were controlled by Etihad airlines until the Gulf carrier cut financing.The Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera reported earlier Monday that Lufthansa was preparing a 500 million-euro ($590 million) bid for large parts of Alitalia, including planes, pilots, air crew and air slots. The report said the plan calls for cutting 6,000 jobs and reducing the airline’s short- and medium-haul routes, which have suffered under the pressure from low-cost airlines.More news:  Flight Centre Travel Group takes full ownership of Quebec-based agencyAlitalia declined to comment. Tags: Alitalia, easyJet, Lufthansalast_img read more

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