Fun and ‘Mayhem at the Milk Market’

first_imgWhatsApp “Mayhem at the Milk Market” is for families… and it’s all for FREE.  In addition to the special Sunday market with eats and treats, there will be two wizard shows, jugglers, a balloon contortionist, a unicyclist, a puppet show, some crazy characters and Leon Anderson, one of Ireland’s greatest magicians. The Flawless Dance Team (as seen on the Late Late Toy Show) will perform and showcase their superb talent and there will be all-day fun, games and music with a great DJ. There will also be competitions, including a kids colouring competition with the chance to win a family Holiday in Kerry. The entertainment is being co-ordinated by Fun Ireland, one of Ireland’s top event management companies.The shops and stalls will be offering all-day family ‘munch and lunch’ deal options to suit all tastes ranging from grill-bar beef lunches and savoury crêpes to Thai vegetarian dishes and delicious desserts. There will be extra seating so that families can enjoy their food and watch the fun unfold. The market will be open from 11am to 4pm, with entertainment from 11.30am to 3.30pm and with the greatest “mayhem” happening between 12.30 and 3.30pm. The website at www.MilkMarketLimerick.ie has all the details.David O’Brien adds “the Mayhem event also provides an opportunity for anyone considering a special event to see the venue in use in a different way. We are very excited about the potential of the market as a venue and believe it can become the epicentre of some great ‘happenings’ in Limerick City. During the next few weeks we will be publishing a guide to the Milk Market as a venue. In the meantime, if anyone is interested in organising or sponsoring an event at the market we would love to hear from them”. Twitter Linkedin Print Previous articleFord’s top crash test ratings across the worldNext articleMuiris Gavin takes over at Dermot G O’Donovan, Solicitors admin A new FREE event for familiesThe Milk Market Limerick is set to stage a series of fun and exciting events, beginning with “Mayhem at the Milk Market” —  a brilliant free family day out on Sunday, March 20, from 11am to 4pm. According to David O’Brien, market manager, “We all know the Milk Market is rightly famous for its Saturday market.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up However, since the market’s redevelopment as an all-weather facility, it has been the ambition of the Limerick Market Trustees to stage both exciting multi-day markets and special events… sometimes combining both. The fun “Mayhem at the Milk Market” event on Sunday, March 20, will be a superb FREE event for families, and a perfect example of a great market and an exciting event coming together. It will be the first in a series of ‘Mayhem’ and other events we are working to create for the market and for the city”. NewsLocal NewsFun and ‘Mayhem at the Milk Market’By admin – March 7, 2011 610 Email Advertisement Facebooklast_img read more

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Health Minister to face protesters during visit to Letterkenny General Hospital

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articlePolice officer struck in Derry by car stolen in DonegalNext articleFormer NI secretary says Bloody Sunday soldiers shouldn’t face prosecution News Highland Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – March 2, 2014 News Google+ The Health Minister is in Letterkenny tomorrow morning to official re-open the Emergency Department and Acute Medical Assessment Unit at Letterkenny General.Both facilities will be opened to the public on March the 12th.The Donegal Diabetes Parent Support Group intend to protest at the visit – the group is angry at the lack of progress in service provision for children with diabetes in Donegal.The group says a paediatric diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist is essential in Letterkenny. Facebookcenter_img Health Minister to face protesters during visit to Letterkenny General Hospital Twitter Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApplast_img read more

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BREAKING : ‘High Courts Are In A Crisis Situation’: Supreme Court Lays Down Time Line For Appointment Of High Court Judges

first_imgTop StoriesBREAKING : ‘High Courts Are In A Crisis Situation’: Supreme Court Lays Down Time Line For Appointment Of High Court Judges LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK20 April 2021 4:25 AMShare This – xExpressing grave concerns at the mounting vacancies of High Court judges, the Supreme Court on Tuesday emphasized that the Central Government should proceed to make appointments immediately after the Supreme Court collegium has cleared the names.If the Government has any reservation over the Collegium recommendations, it should send back the names with specific reasons for reservations.Once…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginExpressing grave concerns at the mounting vacancies of High Court judges, the Supreme Court on Tuesday emphasized that the Central Government should proceed to make appointments immediately after the Supreme Court collegium has cleared the names.If the Government has any reservation over the Collegium recommendations, it should send back the names with specific reasons for reservations.Once the Supreme Court collegium reiterates the names, the Centre should make the appointment within 3-4 weeks of such reiteration.The court has laid-down the time-line as follows :1. The Intelligence Bureau (IB) should submit its report/inputswithin 4 to 6 weeks from the date of recommendation of the High Court Collegium, to the Central Government.2. It would be desirable that the Central Government forwardthe file(s)/recommendations to the Supreme Court within 8 to 12 weeks from the date of receipt of views from the State Government and the report/input from the IB.3. It would be for the Government to thereafter proceed to make the appointment immediately on the aforesaid consideration and undoubtedly if Government has any reservations on suitability or in public interest, within thesame period of time it may be sent back to the Supreme  Court Collegium with the specific reasons for reservation recordedIf the Supreme Court Collegium after consideration ofthe aforesaid inputs still reiterates the recommendation(s)unanimously (Cl. 24.1), such appointment should beprocessed and appointment should be made within 3 to 4weeks.A bench comprising Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Surya Kant observed that it will be ‘advisable’ to follow the above time-line.”The High Courts are in a crisis situation. There are almost 40%vacancies in the High Courts, with many of the larger High Courts working under 50% of their sanctioned strength”, the bench noted in the order.”We are conscious that the aforesaid exercise is collaborative in nature and we would expect promptness in this process to facilitate the larger cause of dispensation of timely justice”, the Court said in conclusion of the order.The bench passed the order in the the case PLR Projects Ltd vs Mahanadi Coalfields Pvt Ltd, which is a transfer petition in 2019 seeking to transfer to Supreme Court a case from the Orissa High Court on account of the lawyers strike there. While considering the case, the Supreme Court had delved into the issue of pendency of collegium recommendations at the Ministry level.Last month, the bench had required the Attorney General to make a statement regarding the time needed to clear collegium recommendations pending with the Law Ministry.Following that, the AG told the Court on April 15 that the Ministry will decide within 3 months the collegium recommendations which had been pending for over 6 months.In December 2019, a bench comprising Justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph had passed an order in the case stating that the persons recommended by the High Court collegium, which are approved by the Supreme Court Collegium and the Government, should be appointed within 6 months.On an earlier hearing of the case in 2019, the bench had commented that nearly 40% sanctioned posts of High Court judges were lying vacant, and urged the Attorney General to take steps to expedite the appointment process. “…The convention laid down is that an endeavour should be made that recommendations for vacancies are sent six months in advance. This is an aspect which the Chief Justices of the High Courts would look into. This period of six months arises from the expectation that the said period would be enough for processing the names from the recommendation stage till appointment. Thus, sending names six months in advance would be meaningful only if the process till appointment is complete within six months which is a work the Government must attend to”, the bench had said in an order passed in November 2019.On an earlier date of hearing, March 25, the bench comprising CJI Bobde, Justices SK Kaul and Surya Kant observed that the Union Law Ministry must clear the collegium recommendations within a reasonable time period.Case DetailsTitle : PLR Projects Ltd vs Mahanadi Coalfields Pvt LtdCoram : CJI SA Bobde, Justices SK Kaul and Surya KantCitation : LL 2021 SC 223Click here to read/download judgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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NXIVM founder Keith Raniere convicted of all charges in sex cult case

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — NXIVM’s founder Keith Raniere was convicted on Wednesday on all seven counts against him, for creating what prosecutors described as a sex cult in which female members were branded with his initials and kept in line through blackmail.Raniere, 58, was convicted after a six-week trial of charges including racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, forced labor conspiracy, sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and attempted sex trafficking. He will be sentenced Sept. 25.Raniere, also known as “Vanguard” to members within NXIVM, and Allison Mack, who is best known for her role on the TV series “Smallville,” were both indicted by a grand jury in April 2018 on charges arising from Raniere and Mack’s alleged roles in a secret society within NXIVM.Rainere did not testify at trial and his defense attorney did not call any witnesses, but contended in court that the relationships were consensual, not forced.According to the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Richard P. Donoghue, Mack recruited women into what they believed was a “female mentorship group that was, in fact, created and led by Keith Raniere.”Raniere was portrayed as a leader, a mentor, guru, humanitarian but prosecutors called him “a conman, a predator, a crime boss.”Prosecutors say many of the female victims were branded and forced to participate in sex acts with Raniere.Outside court, Donoghue called Raniere a “Master manipulator, a conman and crime boss of a cult-like organization involved in sex trafficking, child pornography…branding…and humiliation.”According to the criminal complaint from the Department of Justice, “in 2015, Raniere created a secret society within Nxivm called ‘DOS,’ which loosely translated to ‘Lord/Master of the Obedient Female Companions,’ or ‘The Vow.’ DOS operated with levels of women ‘slaves’ headed by ‘masters.’ Slaves were expected to recruit slaves of their own (thus becoming masters themselves), who in turn owed service not only to their own masters but also to masters above them in the DOS pyramid. Raniere stood alone at the top of the pyramid. Other than the (sic) Raniere, all members of DOS were women.”Prosecutors asserted that Raniere had more than 50 DOS slaves under him, many of whom were recruited from within NXIVM’s ranks.“As alleged, Keith Raniere displayed a disgusting abuse of power in his efforts to denigrate and manipulate women he considered his sex slaves,” FBI’s New York Field Office Assistant Director-in-Charge William F. Sweeney Jr. said in a statement in March. “He allegedly participated in horrifying acts of branding and burning them, with the cooperation of other women operating within this unorthodox pyramid scheme. These serious crimes against humanity are not only shocking, but disconcerting, to say the least, and we are putting an end to this torture today.”After reports started surfacing about DOS last year, a letter was posted on the NXIVM website, in which Raniere said, “The picture being painted in the media is not how I know our community and friends to be, nor how I experience it myself. However, as an organization and as individuals, we felt it was imperative that we hire experts to ensure there is no merit to the allegations.”“Additionally, I feel it is important to clarify the sorority is not part of NXIVM and that I am not associated with the group,” the statement continued. “I firmly support one’s right to freedom of expression, so what the sorority or any other social group chooses to do is not our business so long as there is no abuse. Our experts, a forensic psychiatrist of international repute, psychologists and ex-law enforcement, say members of the sorority are thriving, healthy, happy, better off, and haven’t been coerced. Furthermore, the sorority is proud of what they created and want to share their story. I am confident they will be addressing you very soon.”ABC News’ “20/20” did an extensive report on NXIVM last year, including interviews with several former members, including Sarah Edmondson, who said she was a member of the group for over a decade.Edmondson told ABC News and said in a complaint to the New York State Department of Health that after attending NXIVM seminars for more than a decade, she was approached about an opportunity to join a secret sorority. Then, one night she said she and five other women were summoned to a house in the Albany area, where they thought they were going to get a tattoo but once there, found out she and the other women were going to be branded.“It was a horror movie,” she told “20/20.” “It was the most inhumane, horrific way to treat anybody. But the most horrific thing is that it’s women doing it to women.”Edmondson said each of the women would lie down naked and then was branded with a cauterizing device, without any anesthesia. When it was her turn, Edmondson said the pain felt “worse than childbirth.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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School district reverses transgender-friendly bathroom policy amid death threats

first_imgmrtom-uk/iStock(NEW YORK) — A Georgia school district backtracked on its progressive transgender bathroom policy on Wednesday after staff members said they received death threats over the issue.Pickens County Superintendent Carlton Wilson reversed a decision that allowed transgender students to use the restroom that best matches their gender identity, claiming the move had caused harassment, vandalism and even death threats.The district had implemented the policy in the wake of the Adams v. School Board of St. Johns County case, which ruled that Drew Adams, a transgender student at Nease High School in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, could use the boys’ bathroom during his final year there.Pickens County cited “many serious safety concerns” in a statement on Wednesday when it announced its decision to roll back the pro-trans gender policy.“School board members, staff, and students have been threatened due to the administration’s implementation of Adams v. School Board of St. Johns County School District,” the Pickens County Board of Education said in a statement Wednesday. “There have been death threats, student harassment, and vandalism of school property.”The district, which said it has several students who identify as transgender, said it will revert back to its previous bathroom procedures “until it can consult with law enforcement and other safety professionals so that these concerns can be addressed.” The reversal means transgender students will go back to using single-stall private bathrooms that were once reserved only for faculty members.“The district understands and acknowledges that it has the responsibility to protect its staff and students. However, the district has concerns that it may not be able to meet these increased demands,” the statement said. “We ask that all of our stakeholders exercise patience and discretion until these matters can be resolved.”Wilson told Atlanta ABC affiliate WSB-TV that he was shocked by the extreme hatred ignited by the policy. He said he experienced the threats firsthand.“The way some called names has been embarrassing and disappointing to me, and that’s hard to get over,” Wilson said. “One of them said, ‘You know, situations like this brings out crazy people from both sides and sometimes people die.’”“They’re kids. They are all kids and none deserved to be treated the way some of them have been treated,” he added.Multiple federal courts have ruled students should be able to use bathrooms that match their preferred genders, but many Pickens County residents said they disapproved.“I think the boys ought to go to the boys’ and girls ought to go to girls’ bathroom,” Pickens County resident Barbara Padgett told WSB.Similarly, Becky Hernandez, a Pickens County parent, suggested a separate, but equal type of policy.“There are multiple bathrooms throughout schools,” she said. “Make one set your transgender bathrooms and keep the other ones so everyone has an option.”“I’m not against the transgender students. … I want to make sure everybody’s safe,” she added. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Growth of Antarctic krill Euphausia superba at South Georgia

first_imgAntarctic krill Euphausia superba has a central role in the ecosystem of the Southern Ocean and knowledge of its growth rate is central to determining the factors influencing population dynamics. The length of Antarctic krill in the diet of Antarctic fur seals Arctocephalus gazella at South Georgia revealed a consistent increase in size between ca. 42 and ca. 54 mm over the period October–March, indicating growth rates much higher than predicted by existing models. Geographical variation in growth rate may result in 2-year-old krill at South Georgia attaining the same size as 3-year-old krill in the Antarctic Peninsula region. The effect of geographical variation in growth rate on the population structure of krill has important implications for comparing the fate of individual cohorts over large scales and in the interpretation of krill life-cycles.last_img read more

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Silicic magmas of Protector Shoal, South Sandwich arc: indicators of generation of primitive continental crust in an island arc

first_imgProtector Shoal, the northernmost and most silicic volcano of the South Sandwich arc, erupted dacite–rhyolite pumice in 1962. We report geochemical data for a new suite of samples dredged from the volcano. Geochemically, the dredge and 1962 samples form four distinct magma groups that cannot have been related to each other, and are unlikely to have been related to a single basaltic parent, by fractional crystallization. Instead, the silicic rocks are more likely to have been generated by partial melting of basaltic lower crust within the arc. Trace element and Sr–Nd isotope data indicate that the silicic volcanics have compositions that are more similar to the volcanic arc than the oceanic basement formed at a back-arc spreading centre, and volcanic arc basalts are considered to be the likely source for the silicic magmas. The South Sandwich Islands are one of several intra-oceanic arcs (Tonga–Kermadec, Izu–Bonin) that have: (1) significant amounts of compositionally bimodal mafic–silicic volcanic products and (2) 6.0–6.5 km s−1 P-wave velocity layers in their mid-crusts that have been imaged by wide-angle seismic surveys and interpreted as intermediate-silicic plutons. Geochemical and volume considerations indicate that both the silicic volcanics and plutonic layers were generated by partial melting of basaltic arc crust, representing an early stage in the fractionation of oceanic basalt to form continental crust.last_img read more

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Saipem bags offshore EPCI contracts worth $500m

first_imgSaipem has bagged a contract from Eni Angola for the Cabaça and Agogo Early phase one development in West Africa. Saipem will provide subsea structures, risers and flowlines. (Credit: Pixabay/David Mark) Italian oilfield services firm Saipem has secured multiple engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contracts valued at more than $500m.Saudi Arabia state-owned firm Saudi Aramco has awarded Saipem a EPCI contract under a long-term agreement that would be in force until next year.The work covers the design, engineering, procurement, construction and installation of a 36 inch carbon steel pipeline onto the existing network around the Ju’aymah area. It also covers brownfield services at Saudi Aramco’s associated offshore platform.Additionally, Saipem has also bagged a contract from Eni Angola for the Cabaça and Agogo Early phase one development in West Africa.It will offer EPCI services of risers, production flowlines, jumpers and the installation of a subsea production system (SPS) in water depths ranging between 400m and 600m. They will be carried out by the company’s FDS and Saipem 3000 vessels.Saipem E&C Offshore Division COO Francesco Racheli said: “These new contract awards confirm the diversified nature of our core market segments and contribute to consolidating the historic relationship with our clients who know they can constantly rely on our support in order to pursue their safety, efficiency and reliability targets.“A good start to the year for the E&C Offshore division and confirmation of the strategic positioning of the company in the Middle East and West Africa.”Saipem has also signed a contract with Noble EnergyNoble Energy has also hired the company to install a 70km gas pipeline. The pipeline will connect the Alen platform offshore Equatorial Guinea to the Punta Europa plant.Furthermore, Saipem has secured contracts for decommissioning activities in the Thistle Field of the North Sea. The Saipem 7000 will carry out these activities.It also received two transportation and installation contracts in the Middle East and the Gulf of Mexico (GoM).Last November, Saipem bagged a subsea contract from the ExxonMobil subsidiary Esso Exploration and Production Guyana (EEPGL) for the proposed Payara development project.last_img read more

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The art of bread

first_imgFancy yourself as a bread artist? The non-profit Grain Foods Foundation – set up in 2004 to promote the benefits of grain-based products in the US – has teamed up with charity Feeding America to provide food for those in need. You can create a personalised piece of bread art at no cost by uploading a drawing or photo, or even design your own on the website – breadartproject.com – which also features a walk-around virtual bread art gallery. For each piece of bread art created, the Grain Foods Foundation has pledged to donate $1 to Feeding America. The impressive site also cites the health benefits of bread throughout.last_img read more

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Bread Du Jour hooks new distribution deals

first_imgWholesale bread supplier Bread Du Jour has secured a number of new distribution partnerships as it looks to roll out its expanding range.The firm’s artisan-style bake-off breads will now be available through Swithenbank Fresh & Fine Foods, Oliver Kay Produce and Heart Distribution, from this spring.The breads have a minimum shelf-life of 14 days, and are aimed at delicatessens, farm shops, restaurants, garden centres and cafés which are looking for a more convenient and cost-effective way to purchase and store bread.Bread Du Jour, which launched last autumn, will also be introducing a third-wave of new products at the upcoming Farm Shop & Deli Show at Birmingham’s NEC (24-26 March). These include: a Tomato Boule, Malt Fruit and Rye Bread, and an Oat and Barley Loaf.Kevin Bennett, director, Bread Du Jour, said: “We set out with the belief that we were solving a problem for retailers, chef and caterers. The positive response to both the bread itself and the benefits of the extended ambient shelf-life that comes with it, have been a great start to the business.”last_img read more

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