Investors sharpen their knives ahead of the meeting season

first_img Investors sharpen their knives ahead of the meeting season As Britain’s biggest companies prepare to meet their shareholders, should directors be nervous? Adam Hignett reports.IN 2012, WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell found himself classed as the most high-profile victim of the so-called shareholder spring, despite his remuneration being a “modest” £6.8m. Since then though, it has ballooned to £36m. In terms of performance, Sorrell has certainly delivered a solid investor return over the past five years, a key metric used to determine his remuneration. But will investors balk at this record figure, and the other record remunerations expected this year? Paul Emerton, Old Mutual’s head of UK stewardship and governance and a leading voice in the debate, has his doubts. “We are not in the same situation economically as we were in recent years, so there may not be the same reactions as before,” he told City A.M., adding shareholders were still likely to remain “sensitive” to the sheer size of pay awards. Remuneration is just one issue among many facing investors this meeting season. While the feel-good factor of economic recovery may insulate chief executives from some discontent, other areas are rearing their head.“We’ve had one or two interesting developments in terms of salary policy and what happens when they need to find a new chief executive,” Manifest’s Paul Hewitt said. “Succession plans will be given a lot of attention.” Hewitt highlighted the row which engulfed BG Group last December over the appointment of Helge Lund – and his £25m pay deal – as an example of poor succession planning and remuneration conflicting. Will Pomroy, of the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF), agreed remuneration will not weigh as much on shareholders’ minds this year – even if the pay is heavier. “It will be an interesting season when it comes to what votes actually mean this year,” he said, adding shareholders may still chose remuneration votes as a proxy broader dissent. Room for shareholder manoeuvre on remuneration votes may be restricted, however, with Emerton believing shareholders may have tied their hands with three-year plans. “This will take away some of their momentum,” he said. But this may not be the whole picture. Pomroy said companies could regret being bound by the plans leaving shareholders room to push back if they need tweaking.“There will be a degree of revisionism this year, it’s an evolving beast. The expectations have moved on and are evolving,” he said. He added there might be other avenues to express discontent, such as voting on executives and those who sit on the remuneration committees. Equally problematic for companies, and a point of contention for shareholders is the ongoing issue surrounding the use of 12-month service contracts. A recent example of this issue raising its head involved Peter Sands of Standard Chartered, whose 12- month contract ensured he left the bank with a hefty payout. Despite these other considerations, the overall figures still are certain to grab the attention of certain shareholders. “There will always be companies which grab headlines for reason of quantum,” Hewitt said, who added WPP often had noticeable discontent from shareholders.But will there be a repeat of 2012 for Sorrell? The NAPF does not expect it: “WPP has clearly performed well and benefited our shareholders,” said Pomroy, adding; “Our concern is what happens after he is gone. “Unfortunately it is not an individual but a company we invest in.” Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼center_img Monday 16 March 2015 9:23 pm Express KCS whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

SEC settles with State Street for inflating expenses charged to mutual funds

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Companies Securities and Exchange Commission U.S. securities regulators have sanctioned State Street Bank and Trust Co. for overcharging institutional clients, such as mutual funds, for expenses incurred in providing asset custody services.In a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), State Street will pay US$88 million to settle charges that it overcharged clients by US$170 million between 1998 and 2015. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter James Langton Closeup of mallet being hit on stacked coins at table in courtroom andreypopov/123RF According to the SEC, the overcharging included padding the cost of sending secured messages through the SWIFT network, which accounted for US$110 million of the excess billing.The firm settled the case, without admitting or denying the SEC’s allegations. The SEC said that its order acknowledges the fact that it self-reported the overcharging, cooperated with the regulator and is repaying its clients with interest.The settlement includes US$48.8 million in disgorgement and a US$40 million civil penalty.“For years, State Street sent clients a bill for expense reimbursement, without disclosing that State Street had added extra compensation for itself – compensation that clients had not agreed to pay,” said Paul Levenson, director of the SEC’s Boston office.“Fund expenses make a big difference to mutual fund investors and advisers; they have a right to receive honest information about what they’re paying for,” he added.last_img read more

Most Black female entrepreneurs face financing hurdles: report

first_img Study: Racial diversity stagnated on U.S. corporate boards The vast majority of Black women who are entrepreneurs in Canada say they face significant barriers to financing, including the cost of borrowing, a study has found.The report released by the Black Business and Professional Association on Thursday looked at how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected Black female entrepreneurs who have been harder hit and less likely to have access to support. Denise PaglinawanCanadian Press Keywords Entrepreneurs,  Small business,  Women,  Diversity Related news Business owner checking stock iStockphoto/FG Trade Already suffering, working women face tougher future Pandemic job losses hit women harder than men, StatsCan says Nadine Spencer, president of Black Business and Professional Association, said the pandemic has put many businesses in jeopardy, adding to barriers like systemic discrimination and anti-Black racism that Black female entrepreneurs already face.“Systemic discrimination, anti-Black racism — they’re not new, but the report really points to that coupled with the pandemic, the challenge of things like childcare, it’s put many businesses in jeopardy,” she said.“Women do have a tougher go at it, and Black women even more so.”The study found that 78.5% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that access to financing was an issue, while 74.7% said the cost of borrowing was an issue.It also found that only less than a fifth used credit from financial institutions, while most Black women use personal financing, which Spencer said has challenges like paying higher interest rates that come with using a personal credit card.Spencer said Black women say they don’t have the tools to sustain their businesses and have challenges accessing networks, which non-Black entrepreneurs have easier access to.“I’m a Black woman business owner myself. When I go into the bank, it’s a different experience from when someone else goes into the bank,” Spencer said.“The biggest challenge that Black business owners have is that the owners are Black.”She said it takes a lot of confidence for Black businesswomen to go to a bank and ask for a loan or talk about their business plan.Despite evidence that Black women were often pushed to start their own businesses after experiences of workplace bias and racism, the report said many are drawn to address unmet needs in the market, celebrate their culture and give back to their communities.The report shows that support for Black women entrepreneurs must increase as Canada moves to economic recovery, Spencer said.“We need (to) tell the stories of success within the community of Black women entrepreneurs, so other entrepreneurs can see and learn and be inspired and motivated by this success and know that if we can see it, we can be it.”The study was done through analysis of data from a questionnaire of 700 Black women who are entrepreneurs, the group said. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Harder They Come Returns to UK Stage

first_imgHarder They Come Returns to UK Stage UncategorizedJanuary 9, 2008 RelatedHarder They Come Returns to UK Stage FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The theatrical production of the ‘Harder They Come’ returns to the United Kingdom (UK) stage this year, with performances at the prestigious Barbican Centre and the Birmingham Hippodrome from March to April.This follows sell-out runs at the Theatre Royal Stratford East last year and in 2006. The production at the Barbican Centre will run from March 6 to April 5, before moving to the Birmingham Hippodrome from April 11 to 13.‘Harder They Come’ is based on the iconic 1970s film starring international reggae icon Jimmy Cliff, which was produced and directed by Perry Henzell and co-written by Trevor Rhone. It tells the story of young Ivan Martin, who heads to Kingston with dreams of becoming a reggae star, but the harsh reality of the Jamaican music scene drives him to a fast and furious life as an outlaw.The Barbican cast will include Roland Bell and Joanna Francis, who were part of the 2006 and 2007 performances. Classic songs from the film’s soundtrack including ‘You Can Get It If You Really Want’ and ‘By the Rivers of Babylon’ will be performed to accompaniment by a live reggae band.To complement the stage production, Barbican Films will present a two-week ‘Film Jamaica’ cinema season from March 12 to March 30. The season will celebrate the island’s rich musical heritage.Film producer Justine Henzell, daughter of Perry Henzell, who died in 2006, will introduce the screening of the original version of the Harder They Come on Wednesday, March 12.In addition, internationally renowned dub poet, Jamaican-born Linton Kwesi Johnson, will perform at the Barbican Hall on March 9, sharing the stage with Dennis Bovell’s Dub Band, Winston Francis, Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze and Shirley Thompson.The Barbican Centre is the largest multi-arts centre in Europe, featuring art, film, music, theatre, dance and education under one roof. RelatedHarder They Come Returns to UK Stagecenter_img Advertisements RelatedHarder They Come Returns to UK Stagelast_img read more

Social media manipulation by political actors an industrial scale problem – Oxford report

first_imgSocial media manipulation by political actors an industrial scale problem – Oxford report Social media manipulation of public opinion is a growing threat to democracies around the world, according to the 2020 media manipulation survey from the Oxford Internet Institute, which found evidence in every one of the 80+ countries surveyed.Organised social media manipulation campaigns were found in each of the 81 surveyed countries, up 15% in one year, from 70 countries in 2019. Governments, public relations firms and political parties are producing misinformation on an industrial scale, according to the report. It shows disinformation has become a common strategy, with more than 93% of the countries (76 out of 81) seeing disinformation deployed as part of political communication.Social media manipulation of public opinion is a growing threat to democracies around the worldProfessor Philip Howard, Director of the Oxford Internet Institute, and the report’s co-author says, ‘Our report shows misinformation has become more professionalised and is now produced on an industrial scale. Now, more than ever, the public needs to be able to rely on trustworthy information about government policy and activity. Social media companies need to raise their game by increasing their efforts to flag misinformation and close fake accounts without the need for government intervention, so the public has access to high-quality information.’Social media companies need to raise their game by increasing their efforts to flag misinformation and close fake accounts without the need for government intervention, so the public has access to high-quality informationProfessor Philip HowardThe OII team warns the level of social media manipulation has soared, with governments and political parties spending millions on private sector ‘cyber troops’, who drown out other voices on social media. Citizen influencers are used to spread manipulated messages. These include volunteers, youth groups and civil society organisations, who support their ideologies.OII alumna, Dr Samantha Bradshaw, the report’s lead author says, ‘Our 2020 report highlights the way in which government agencies, political parties and private firms continue to use social media to spread political propaganda, polluting the digital information ecosystem and suppressing freedom of speech and freedom of the press. A large part of this activity has become professionalised, with private firms offering disinformation-for-hire services.’Key findings the OII researchers identified include:Private ‘strategic communications’ firms are playing an increasing role in spreading computational propaganda, with researchers identifying state actors working with such firms in 48 countries.Almost $60 million has been spent on firms who use bots and other amplification strategies to create the impression of trending political messaging. Social media has become a major battleground, with firms such as Facebook and Twitter taking steps to combat ‘cyber troops’, with some $10 million has been spent on social media political advertisements. The platforms removed more than 317,000 accounts and pages from ‘cyber troops’ actors between January 2019 and November 2020.This activity has become professionalised, with private firms offering disinformation-for-hire servicesDr Samantha BradshawCyber troops are frequently directly linked to state agencies. According to the report, ‘In 62 countries, we found evidence of a government agency using computational propaganda to shape public attitudes.’Established political parties were also found to be using social media to ‘spread disinformation, suppress political participation, and undermine oppositional parties’, say the Oxford researchers.According to the report, ‘In 61 countries, we found evidence of political parties or politicians running for office who have used the tools and techniques of computational propaganda as part of their political campaigns. Indeed, social media has become a critical component of digital campaigning.’We found evidence of political parties or politicians running for office who have used the tools and techniques of computational propaganda as part of their political campaigns….social media has become a critical component of digital campaigningDr Bradshaw adds, ‘Cyber troop activity can look different in democracies compared to authoritarian regimes. Electoral authorities need to consider the broader ecosystem of disinformation and computational propaganda, including private firms and paid influencers, who are increasingly prominent actors in this space.’The report explores the tools and techniques of computational propaganda, including the use of fake accounts – bots, humans and hacked accounts – to spread disinformation. It finds:79 countries used human accounts,57 counties used bot accounts, and14 countries used hacked or stolen accounts.Researchers examined how cyber troops use different communication strategies to manipulate public opinion, such as creating disinformation or manipulated media, data-driven targeting and employing abusive strategies such as mounting smear campaigns or online harassment. The report finds:76 countries used disinformation and media manipulation as part of their campaigns,30 countries used data-drive strategies to target specific users with political advertisements,59 countries used state sponsored trolls to attack political opponents or activists in 2019, up from 47 countries in 2019.The 2020 report draws upon a four-step methodology employed by Oxford researchers to identify evidence of globally organised manipulation campaigns. This includes a systematic content analysis of news articles on cyber troop activity, a secondary literature review of public archives and scientific reports, generating country specific case studies and expert consultations.The research work was carried out by Oxford researchers between 2019 and 2020. Computational Propaganda project research studies are published at /University Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. 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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:communications, digital, Facebook, freedom of speech, Government, Government policy, harassment, Howard, Internet, Professor, project, research, running, social media, spending, Twitter, university, University of Oxfordlast_img read more

Electric ‘crate motors’ make turning your gas car into an EV easy

first_img 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 | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Trending in Canada RELATED TAGSFlexElectric CarsElectric VehiclesNew VehiclesFlex See More Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Not one, but two companies this month unveiled something electric car enthusiasts have been asking for for a long time — electric “crate motors” that can be pretty easily swapped into whatever gasoline-powered vehicle they’ll physically fit into. Batteries not included.According to Autoblog, upstart Electric GT (EGT), led by Eric Hutchison, plans to soon offer both a single- and dual-motor EV conversion kit.Both can be bolted onto manual transmissions, and many motor mounts and plate adapters for various gearboxes have already been developed; the company can custom-design adapters, too. Trending Videos ‹ Previous Next ›center_img COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS advertisement RELATEDtriumph/auto-news/news/this-dalhousie-university-research-engineer-turned-his-1971-triumph-spitfire-electric”>This Dalhousie University research engineer turned his 1971 Triumph Spitfire electricvolkswagen/auto-news/news/vw-teams-up-with-boutique-shop-to-create-electric-beetles”>VW teams up with boutique shop to create electric BeetlesThe company first gained popularity (or notoriety) for swapping an electric drivetrain into a Ferrari 308, swapping out the car’s old 2.9-litre V8 – which made 280 horsepower and 181 lb.-ft. of torque – for three AC51 HPEVS electric motors making a total 465 hp and 330 lb.-ft. new e-crate motor is shaped like a classic V8 motor, except it’s about 5 inches longer than most classic Chevy or Ford small-blocks. The single-motor kit makes 140 hp and 240 lb.-ft.; while dual-motors make 240 hp and 340 lb.-ft.Swindon Powertrain in the U.K. is also throwing its hat into the e-crate ring, and will offer a smaller, more European-style motor.Swindon’s motor is a more conventional transverse design for front-wheel-drive cars or small mid-engine cars. It weighs a more Chapman-esque 70 kg and makes a respectable 110 horsepower. Dimensions are 600 mm wide by 440 mm deep by as little as 280 mm tall, meaning it will fit almost anywhere, including under the hood of a Mini.It’s worth noting if you convert your classic car to electric power, though, FIVA (Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens), the global organization dedicated to preserving older vehicles, recently announced it will consider your car – or any vintage EV-converted car – desecrated.The group regularly lobbies governments around the world for classic car owners’ rights; but in their eyes, your EV-converted antique ain’t a “classic car” any more, so you’ll be on your own.LISTEN: In this week’s episode, we talk about all the electrifying news coming out of the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show with Postmedia Driving senior writer David Booth, including Ford’s bold Mustang Mach-e SUV. And, of course, we get Booth’s take on Tesla’s Cybertruck.Plugged In is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever 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” Is the player not working? Click here. last_img read more

National Security Ministry to Stage Youth Violence Prevention Forum on January 30

first_imgAdvertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedJCF Study to Help, Not Shame Schools – Minister Thwaites The Ministry of National Security will host a National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention on Thursday, January 30, as it continues to roll-out the ‘Unite for Change’ public education and behaviour change programme aimed at tackling the nation’s crime problem.The one-day forum, slated for the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston, will seek to increase awareness of interventions and preventative approaches that are currently in place, to combat crime and violence among the nation’s youth.It will also allow for the sharing of best practices and the sensitisation of individuals and organisations as to the avenues through which they can contribute to violence prevention, or initiate preventative measures, within their own communities.Minister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting, told JIS News that the forum will provide an opportunity to engage a wide cross-section of Government agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and faith-based institutions regarding the ‘Unite for Change’ programme.“Ultimately, we intend to develop a mechanism aimed at coordinating action, as there can be a number of interventions taking place in an ad hoc way (which), if streamlined and with synergy, can have a greater impact,” he stated.The Unite for Change programme is based on a revised National Crime Prevention and Community Safety Strategy (NCPCSS), which was approved by Cabinet in October 2013. The strategy recognises that security requires a multi-faceted approach, involving both state and non-state partners.“The Unite for Change programme recognises that law enforcement alone, will not suffice. Every Ministry has a role to play,” Mr. Bunting said.Some of the key Ministries in the fight against crime are Education, Youth and Culture, Health, and Local Government and Community Development.Mr. Bunting said that the Ministry of Health is critical, “as many of the manifestations of violence that we see, have at their root, persons who have mental health issues, depression and inability to cope with anger.”Mr. Bunting noted that the Local Government Ministry also has a key role to play as “we have learnt that the built environment can support crime prevention, and so there are many things that can and will be done through this initiative.”In addition to the Security Minister, other speakers scheduled to address the forum are Finance and Planning Minister, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips; Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna; Epidemiologist and innovator in violence reduction, Dr. Gary Slutkin; and author and leading voice on violence prevention and family policy in the United States of America, Jack Calhoun. Four regional fora are scheduled to be held, which will engage students in Kingston and St. Andrew and St. Catherine, as well as Mandeville, Montego Bay and Ocho Rios. Story HighlightsThe Ministry of National Security will host a National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention on Thursday, January 30.The one-day forum will seek to increase awareness of interventions and preventative approaches that are currently in place.The forum will provide an opportunity to engage a wide cross-section of Government agencies, NGOs, and faith-based institutions regarding the ‘Unite for Change’ programme.center_img RelatedNational Security Ministry to Stage Youth Violence Prevention Forum National Security Ministry to Stage Youth Violence Prevention Forum on January 30 National SecurityJanuary 29, 2014Written by: Shelly-Ann Irving RelatedPolice Rescue 41 Human Trafficking Victimslast_img read more

Montana Grizzly Bears Roaming Far Afield

first_imgRecent reports of Montana grizzly bears in Idaho and Washington show that bruins from the Big Sky are literally pushing boundaries.According to Wayne Kasworm, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife grizzly manager in Libby, a 2-year-old, 476-pound male grizzly bear initially captured in the Selkirk Mountains wandered west of the Pend Oreille River and into Washington state last month.The grizzly was originally captured near Rathdrum, Idaho and relocated to the Cabinet Mountains, but has recently been using habitat on the periphery of the Selkirk Mountains north of Bonners Ferry. Another 2-year-old grizzly bear originally captured in the Selkirks has moved southeast through the Cabinet-Yaak and recently lost its radio collar in the Fisher River. The bear traveled more than 125 miles from the Selkirks to its most southeasterly point.“This is another example of bears moving from one recovery area to another,” according to Kasworm, who added that ultimate population linkage is determined by reproduction and gene flow from one population to another, and evidence of reproduction between the different recovery areas has not been documented.The Cabinet-Yaak and Selkirk recovery areas each hold about 55 grizzly bears in the remote mountains along the Canadian border with Montana, Idaho and Washington. They’re dwarfed by the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem, which has an estimated 1,000 grizzlies in the mountains between Glacier National Park and Missoula.Today, thanks largely to an augmentation program that Kasworm helped establish, there is an estimated 55-60 grizzly bears in the Cabinet-Yaak Ecosystem, with a projected growth rate of 2.1 percent annually.That stands in contrast to the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem, which holds an estimated 1,000 grizzlies in the mountains between Glacier National Park and Missoula.Grizzly bears are protected as a threatened species under the federal Endangered Species Act and cannot be hunted in the Lower 48 states.About 750 grizzlies in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and surrounding Yellowstone National Park. That population was delisted from the Endangered Species Act in 2017, but a federal judge in Missoula reversed the delisting in September.Under Kasworm’s guidance, the Cabinet-Yaak augmentation program continues to be a success in an ecosystem that saw its grizzly bear population nearly vanish 30 years ago. In 1988, biologists estimated fewer than 15 grizzly bears remained in the Cabinet-Yaak, which spans approximately 1,000 square miles in the Yaak River drainage and 1,620 square miles in the Cabinet Mountains.So far, the program has introduced 20 grizzlies into the Cabinet-Yaak Ecosystem.Illustrating the intent and success of the program, the third bear moved through augmentation, a female in 1993, is responsible for at least 25 descendants through three generations. That female produced at least 10 first-generation offspring, which gave rise to at least 14 additional grizzly bears, and among those at least one offspring and counting.The recovery goal is 100 grizzly bears in the Cabinet-Yaak and hopefully over time the animals will link with surrounding yet separate ecosystems, the Selkirk to the west, the Northern Continental Divide to the east, the Bitterroot to the south, and British Columbia to the north.Part of the problem for bears increasing gene flow between the recovery areas is that the male grizzlies are moving between the main Cabinet Mountains and the Yaak during the fall rather than in spring, when breeding occurs. Another issue preventing reproduction could be the young bears aren’t yet competitive enough to successfully mate.Another problem unrelated to reproduction, but which Kasworm noted in a recent report on grizzly bear activity and augmentation, involved a 2-year-old bear released in the West Cabinet Mountains near Spar Lake as part of the augmentation program on July 21. The bear moved south from the release and crossed the Clark Fork River on Aug. 7, according to GPS tracking data from its collar. The bear remained south of the Clark Fork River until Sept. 3, when an Idaho resident reported a collared grizzly bear at a black bear bait site.On Sept. 5, wildlife managers captured the bear and released it in the South Fork of the Bull River, but the bear returned to the bait site eight days later. Most recently, the bear has been monitored in Montana south and west of Heron“Baiting of black bears during the black bear hunting season is not allowed in Idaho north of the Clark Fork River nor is it allowed at any time in Montana,” Kasworm said. “The practice of baiting is at contrast with the policy of minimizing attractants for bears until the black bear season opens when these attractants become legal for the purpose of hunting black bears.”The bait site in this case used human foods and was within 500 yards of five homes and 1,000 yards of more than 20 homes.According to Kasworm, three grizzly bears are known to have been killed in the area south of the Selkirks and Cabinet-Yaak since 2007. Two of those bears were killed at black bear bait sites. Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more

Minister criticised over toxic barrels response

first_imgA Donegal County Councillor has slammed Minister Alan Kelly over his response to serious concerns over toxic barrels off the Donegal coast.Councillor John Shéamais Ó Fearraigh requested an investigation be carried out as to who has been dumping the barrels and how harmful the contents are.Minister Kelly has since replied saying there will no investigation into the matter.Councillor Ó Fearraigh says the response proves the lack of concern shown by the Government for the health and safety of Donegal people……..Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project By admin – November 12, 2015 Twitter Google+ Google+ Pinterest Twitter Minister criticised over toxic barrels response Facebook Facebook Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life center_img Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre WhatsApp Previous articleMore resources needed for gardai and Courts Service in Donegal – ShielsNext articleDonal O’Brien returns to Derry as Kenny Shiels No.2 admin Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored Pinterest WhatsApp LUH still not ready to restore IT systems Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 last_img read more

Update: Fisherman who died on trawler in Killybegs named

first_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty The 27-year-old trawler fumes victim who has died in hospital has been named by gardai as James Joyce from Pump Rd, Inis More in the Aran Islands.The 46-year-old Filipino working with him was said to be still in a serious condition in intensive care in Letterkenny General Hospital.Fumes from stagnant water is believed to have caused Mr Joyce’s death, although the incident is still being investigated by officers from the Marine Casualty Investigation Board.Mr Joyce died around 10.30 on Monday night in Letterkenny Hospital.Both men were overcome by fumes on Monday afternoon on the Galway-registered Oilean an Oir in Killybegs, Co. Donegal.They were cleaning tanks in a refrigeration unit when the Galway man fell into the hold and the Filipino was also overcome with fumes when he tried to aid him after calling for help from other crew-members. Pinterest Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady By News Highland – August 25, 2015 Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Google+ Google+ Twitter 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Update: Fisherman who died on trawler in Killybegs named Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleMan arrested in connection with Derry assault released on bailNext articleConnall Kerrigan’s death in Derry not the result of a crime News Highland Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist last_img read more