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first_img Pinterest He explained that the fashion of yesteryear has proved to be a particular source of amusement.He says photos are not meant to be stored away and should be available to view. Recently he met up with a woman who had 10,000 black and white photographs in her possession.He also has 10 CDs of photographs dating back decades.So far the Facebook page has reached all around the globe with stats showing members around Ireland and as far away as Mexico and various cities in Australia, New Zealand and USA.He says he is delighted with the response the Facebook page has received.“I am enjoying every minute of it. I love it,” he said.The Facebook page can be found here and is a closed group which means you will have to apply to be able to join it.SEE ALSO – Laois man sells his cyber security firm to Miami Dolphins owner in $30m deal By David Power – 9th February 2018 Facebook Previous articleGood news for Graiguecullen as new apartments nearly completeNext articleMy Club and I: Enda Fingleton (Portlaoise Rugby Club) David PowerA journalist for over 20 years, David has worked for a number of regional titles both as journalist and editor. From Tullamore he also works as a content editor for His heroes include Shane Lowry, Seamus Darby and Johnny Flaherty WhatsApp Community A Facebook page – Laois People Worldwide – has amassed over 4,400 followers in a matter of weeks.The page is the brainchild of Portlaoise man Jack McDonald, known to many through his work on Laois genealogy.“It is going very well and there is far more interest in it than I expected,” Jack explained.“I saw a page, Ireland People Worldwide and I said to myself I would love to set one up for Laois people around the world,” the retired prison officer said.Jack is hoping it will continue to be a forum for people to share photographs and stories. He has posted a number of old stories which he has collected over the years, but he is keen not to have it too text heavy. “It is a great opportunity for people to share photos which haven’t been seen before,” he said.“A lot of young people are looking at old photographs of their grandparents and are getting great enjoyment from it,” Jack said.Fashion TAGSJack McDonaldLaoisLaois People WorldwidePortlaoise Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Twitter Twitter Community Laois People Worldwide Facebook page reaches thousands around the globe Rugby RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home News Community Laois People Worldwide Facebook page reaches thousands around the globe NewsCommunity Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’last_img read more

first_img GAA Facebook Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Pinterest TAGSACFL Division 1AGraiguecullen GAAGraiguecullen v The HeathThe Heath Home Sport GAA A win for Graiguecullen, Portarlington and Arles-Kilcruise share the spoils and all… SportGAAGaelic Football By Siun Lennon – 2nd May 2019 Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Tonight marked a busy evening on the Laois GAA club scene with four games in the ACFL division 1A as while as two occupying division 1B.Arles-Kilcruise and Portarlington proved somewhat of a suprising result in a draw tonight, while Graiguecullen took home the spoils from The HeathUnderage teams were also in action Under-15 “B” Football League Group A Round 2 and the Under-15 “C” Football League Group B Round 2.Graiguecullen 1-15 The Heath 0-10ACFL Division 1 Round 6There was only a point between these two sides at the interval, but a number of missed chances and breakdowns in possession for The Heath saw Graiguecullen emerge with the points tonight.James Bolton, Michael Hand and Jamie Sheeran were particularly impressive for the visitors, overturning possession well in the second half to keep The Heath to a handful of scores on resumption of the break.Graiguecullen started the stronger of the teams, with Jamie Parr converting the first of their frees under the one minute mark.The Heath midfielder James Nerney played his part in setting up two scoring chances from overturned balls but the home side were unlucky to see both efforts fall short and into the hands of Graigue goalkeeper Danny Bolger.Andrew Booth registered the first point for The Heath after being set up nicely by wing-back James Phelan. Twittercenter_img Previous articleLeaders Portlaoise and O’Dempsey’s win again in Division 1ANext articleDeaths in Laois – Friday, May 3, 2019 Siun Lennonún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA A win for Graiguecullen, Portarlington and Arles-Kilcruise share the spoils and all of tonight’s GAA results GAA Parr secured the second Graigue point after some stellar work down the line by Luke Alsbury. Corner forwards Robbie Dowling and Booth raised the white flags for The Heath while Danny Alsbury’s effort at the opposite end left the sides all square after 10 minutes.Parr pressure on The Heath half-back line paid off in a point off the booth of Ross Hennessy to leave Graiguecullen go one clear. Conor Booth equalised for the home side while a foul on Aaron Forbes left Parr converting a free on the 21 yard line with ease to bring Graiguecullen back into the lead on five points.A 45′ taken by Conor Booth would be the last score for The Heath in the opening half as Graiguecullen goalkeeper Bolger made two tremendous saves – one after a mistake from the kickout – to keep The Heath goal-less tonight.Parr concluded the scoring in the opening half as Graiguecullen went in one ahead – six points to five – at half-time.The Heath began the second half with four chances to get on the scoreboard but missed each time. Graiguecullen pulled back control of the game as James Doogue’s effort hit the upright and over the bar to put two between the sides.As goalkeeper Daniel Bolger stepped forward for a free, followed by a free and point from play for Aaron Forbes, Graiguecullen increased their lead to five points.The Heath substitute Evin Keane showed his accuracy in front of the posts from a placed ball while Jamie Sheehan crossed the bar in the path of Ross Hennessy who raised the white flag for Graigue.Danny Alsbury and Michael Hand both contributed for Graigue while Forbes, Sheehan and James Bolton tackled tremendously to overturn The Heath in possession.Hennessy used his pace to cut open The Heath defence and slam the ball into the net to raise the green flag with Hand followed with two points to make it 1-15 to the visitors.Frees from Keane, Phelan and a Brian Ging point lessened the deficit but Graiguecullen’s second half caused them to finish worthy victors in The Heath tonight.SCORERS – Graiguecullen: Ross Hennessy 1-2, Jamie Parr 0-4 (0-2 frees), Aaron Forbes 0-2 (0-1 frees), Danny Alsbury 0-2, Michael Hand 0-3, James Doogue 0-1, Daniel Bolger 0-1 (0-1 frees) The Heath: Andrew Booth 0-2, Robbie Dowling 0-1, James Phelan 0-3 (0-2 frees), Evin Keane 0-2 (0-2 frees), Conor Booth 0-1, Brian Ging 0-1GRAIGUECULLEN: Daniel Bolger; Calum Hennessy, James Bolton, Martin Doyle; Eoin Alsbury, Brian Byrne, Luke Alsbury; Ross Alcock, James Doogue; Jamie Sheehan, Jamie Parr, Ross Hennessy; Danny Alsbury, Michael Hand, Aaron Forbes. Subs: Chris Early for J Parr (39 minutes – black card), Brian O’Rourke for J Doogue (58 minutes), Ger Kieran for D Bolger (61 minutes)THE HEATH: Shane Booth; Jack Delaney, Ciaran Booth, Gary Smith; Conor Booth, Mark Dowling, James Phelan; Shane Forde, James Nerney; Robbie Ging, Brian Ging, Dylan Kavanagh; Andrew Booth, Mark Dunne, Robbie Dowling. Subs: Evin Keane for M Dunne (57 minutes), Conor Fitzpatrick, James Conroy, Daniel Phelan.Referee: Des CooneyArles/Kilcruise 2-7 Portarlington 0-13Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 1A Round 6A good result for Arles-Kilcruise and a game they almost won if it weren’t for a calm and collected Jake Foster who levelled the game with a free in the final minute of play.David Conway was the main scoring force for the Kilcruise men – scoring 1-4 in total and setting his side up nicely with that goal in the opening half. Points chimed in from Fran Miller and Dermot Nolan to leave it level at half-time; Arles-Kilcruise 1-4 to seven points.Liam Whelan was the talking point in the opening minutes of the second half, as he slotted away a goal on the rebound after a great shot by midfielder Fran Egan. That crucial Jake Foster free levelled the game as the sides come away with a point a piece.Referee: Joe BrennanRESULTSLaois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 1A Round 6O’Dempseys 5-10 Ballyroan Abbey 1-13. See report here.Portlaoise 2-18 St Joseph’s 2-6. See report here.Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 1B Round 6Emo 4-19 Stradbally 1-8Mountmellick 2-12 Killeshin 5-9 – SEE REPORT HERELaois Shopping Centre ACHL Division 4 Round 3St Fintan’s Mountrath 1-15 Camross 4-23Clough-Ballacolla 3-15 Park Ratheniska-Timahoe 2-11The Harps V Rathdowney ErrillRosenallis V KyleMidlands Park Hotel Under-15 “B” Football League Group A Round 2Kilcavan The Rock 1-8 Killeshin 4-19Midlands Park Hotel Under-15 “C” Football League Group B Round 2Spink Park Ratheniska V Clough-BallacollaSEE ALSO – Sports clubs unite to hold fundraiser for Mountmellick teenagerlast_img read more

first_img Twitter Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory WhatsApp Minister Charlie Flanagan met with his colleague Minister for Health Simon Harris this week in relation to the future of Portlaoise Hospital and has said that any HSE decision to remove services or downgrade the facility will be superseded by the Government’s Sláintecare plan.“I am pleased to say that Minister Harris made clear to me that any health service reform or reconfiguration will only take place within the implementation of the Slaintecare plan for regional health areas,” said Minister Flanagan in a statement.“I also had a successful meeting with members from Portlaoise Hospital Action Committee this morning. (Friday, December 20)“The Minister for Health Simon Harris, has made it clear that existing reconfiguration plans are superseded by Slaintecare and that any health service reform or reconfiguration will now only take place within the implementation of the Slaintecare plan for regional health areas.“He also confirmed there will be no decisions made which would reduce capacity in the health service at a time when there is clearly high demand and pressure on Emergency Departments around the country.”Minister Flanagan highlighted the need for ongoing investment at MRHP, while acknowledging the opening of the €8 million facility this year in the shape of the Medical Assessment Unit and Day Ward unit opened in January of this year.This development was funded with a €7 million capital investment and additional revenue for medical and nursing staff.Link corridor ‘Hospital Street’ (from AMAU to Emergency Department) with an investment of €900,000 was also opened.Urgent priorities such as the improved and enhanced entrance to the Hospital and the conversion of the former Chapel for administration use must be advanced, he said.Minister Flanagan also stressed that the budget for MRHP continues to grow having increased by 44% since 2012 to €65m. Similarly, the growth in staff numbers continues as there are now 752 positions – an increase of 35% in five years.“I am pleased that Minister Harris confirmed that he is proceeding with a consultation process on Portlaoise Hospital in order to provide an opportunity to patients, clinicians, staff and the local community to give their views on service configuration in Portlaoise.“This is an important step to move on from the uncertainty which has hung over the hospital and to allow the voices of the people who are closest to the service to be heard.”SEE ALSO – LISTEN: Minister Charlie Flanagan on the latest LaoisToday Talking Politics Podcast Facebook GAA Pinterest GAA TAGSMinister Charlie FlanaganPortlaoise Hospital RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home News Community Positive vibes as Minister Flanagan meets Simon Harris in relation to Portlaoise… NewsCommunityPolitics Positive vibes as Minister Flanagan meets Simon Harris in relation to Portlaoise Hospital Twitter WhatsApp Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Facebook Previous articleNew lease of life on the cards for Laois waterwaysNext articleTusla-Child and Family Agency reaching out to Laois families for urgent foster care LaoisToday Reporter 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin By LaoisToday Reporter – 20th December 2019 GAA Pinterestlast_img read more

first_imgHome Sponsored Fiona McLoughlin-Healy – Why we have to highlight the issues for people… Sponsored Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Disability matters to me. Let’s hope whoever represents Kildare South after February 8 feels the same.Obviously we are all fighting a similar battle.A battle for servicesA battle for assessmentA battle for supportA battle for equal educationI have used my voice as a public representative to highlight issues for people with disability.I am also an auntie to my nephew Tomás who has spastic quadriplegia and I know the difficulties and battle faced by both him and his parents on a daily basis. You can follow Tomás journey here. I have been an advocate and board member for Sensational Kids highlighting these work that they do for children with autism and other learning needs off waiting lists for Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy and other services.I worked for Cerebral Palsy Ireland and was tasked with managing the national rebranding to Enable Ireland and ensured that at all times the voice of our service users was front and centre in the rebranding of the organisation.I was a founder member of the South Kildare Educate Together (SKET) campaign for a new school to address the need for additional school places including the need for ASD classrooms for children with autism.I wish to publicly give my support to The Disability Action Coalition and commit to ensuring that their asks are included in the next Programme for Government.They are looking to:Reverse the €20m cut which the HSE is planning to make to the 2020 disability budget, which will hit services severelyResolve the problem of deficits being faced by Section 39-funded disability services – this will cost €20m a year.Restore pay fully to Section 39 disability service providers.Implement the important recommendations of the Independent Review Group chaired by Dr Catherine Day, which called for a new way of working with and funding organisations like these.The Coalition is made up of nine disability service providers who together employ 9000 staff and provide services to tens of  thousands of people with disability, all across the country.The organisations involved are: Irish Wheelchair Association, Enable Ireland, National Council for the Blind in Ireland, MS Ireland, the Rehab Group, Cheshire Ireland, Chime, Headway and Acquired Brain Injury Ireland. These organisations are now in crisis, because of underfunding – this much change.So both my heart and mind are with people with disabilities. Thank you to Disability Federation of Ireland for drawing my attention to their fantastic campaign and to KARE and The Muiriosa Foundation for an informative and at times emotional briefing from people with disabilities and their families last week.SEE ALSO – Independent Kildare South candidate Fiona McLoughlin-Healy – a track record of putting constituents first Electric Picnic News GAA Fiona McLoughlin-Healy – Why we have to highlight the issues for people with disability Previous articleMeet your Candidates: The greatest person of all time in their areaNext articlePauline Flanagan reflects on her first ever General Election canvass LaoisToday Reporter By LaoisToday Reporter – 5th February 2020 WhatsApp Twitter Facebook 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin TAGS2020 General ElectionFiona McLoughlin-HealyKildare South Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festivallast_img read more

first_img Pinterest Twitter By Steven Miller – 21st May 2020 Facebook News Previous articleCouncillors hit out at new fast-track planning system as ‘further erosion of Local Government’Next articleGardai launch appeal to reunite missing tools to their owner Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. WhatsApp Turf war as councillors clash over bog access Pinterest WhatsApp Electric Picnic Twitter Facebook Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Home News Council Turf war as councillors clash over bog access NewsCouncil A number of Laois County Councillors have spoken out about the current situation where people are unable to access Bord na Móna bogs to save turf.Portlaoise Municipal District councillors Willie Aird, Catherine Fitzgerald, Mary Sweeney, Caroline Dwane-Stanley and John Joe Fennelly all addressed the issue – though there was a row between Sinn Féin’s Cllr Dwane-Stanley and Fine Gael’s Cllr Aird over who was responsible.Cllr Dwane-Stanley cited a High Court case taken by the Friends of the Irish Environment to limit turf cutting on Bord na Móna bogs.“They are aligned to the Greens. Perhaps Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael can bring that up with them in Government talks,” she fired across the chamber to Cllr Aird.“The owners of the bog are Bord na Móna. They have a right to open the bogs,” Cllr Aird responded.“Are you suggesting they break the law,” came back Cllr Dwane-Stanley repeatedly. “Your Government will be in talks with the Greens.”Cllr Aird hit back saying Cllr Dwane-Stanley “was typical of Sinn Féin” and that “you don’t represent the people that want to be cutting turf”.Cllr Aird had earlier said that the “single biggest issue at the moment” was the bogs not being open due to the current Coronavirus restrictions.“It’s one of the best years we’ve ever had weather wise and only private plots can be saved. There’s no sod of turf turned. There’s five or six hundred people in this area alone that are affected by it.“People are very annoyed about this. Families are going to the bog going back six, seven, eight generations and I consider all people going to the bog for generations as custodians of the bog.“Bord na Móna are rubbing their noses in it. There is no point in giving it the green light in August – people want to be on it now.”“It’s really regrettable what’s happening,” added Cllr Fitzgerald.“With all the goodwill in the community and people pulling together, this is a ridiculous policy.“Families are on to me – and people are only too willing to go to the bog.“Bord na Móna as a company have made an incredible contribution to Irish life going back to Sean Lemass’s time – but they have to act quickly on this.”“I had about six calls about it this morning before 10am,” added chairman of the Portlaoise Municipal District John Joe Fennelly.“There is loads of people willing to do the work, all local families. The whole of Laois is affected by this. Maybe we can email Bord na Móna, I’m certainly prepared to go and meet them,” he said.Cllr Mary Sweeney said they all had worked on the bog in their younger days.“We enjoyed it and we hated it,” she laughed.“There are a huge number of people for whom turf is their only method of fuel.”Laois Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley also issued a statement on it.“This whole situation is outrageous in that Green policy is denying Midlands communities work and source of fuel for homes, in many cases the only fuel that is available to them,” he said.“I am calling on Fianna Fail and Fine Gael to now ensure that the programme for Government they are negotiating with the Green party, contains an explicit commitment to allow the cutting of turf to continue for domestic fuel on Bord na Mona bogs.“There is now a direct onus on Fianna Fail and Fine Gael TDs and Councillors to make sure this happens.”SEE ALSO – Laois County Council urged to think differently to help businesses in ‘new normal’ TAGSBord na MonaLaois County CouncilPortlaoise Municipal District Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Electric Picnic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter James Langton U.S. self-regulatory organization the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has launched a new Office of Financial Innovation to lead its handling of fintech-related issues.“The move will further enhance FINRA’s ability to identify, understand and foster financial innovation in the markets in a manner that strengthens investor protection and market integrity,” the SRO said in a statement. Related news FSB seeks faster, cheaper global payments When does poor service become a regulatory issue for online brokerages? fintech and blockchain icons on financial technology background monsitj/123RF IIROC drops expanded OBSI reporting proposal Among other things, the new unit will work with the SRO’s various branches to “promote engagement with the industry, regulators, investors, and other stakeholders on matters involving significant financial innovation by FINRA member firms.”FINRA named Haimera Workie to head the new office. Workie is currently senior director at FINRA, and was previously deputy associate director in the division of trading and markets at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).“Innovation continues to pose new opportunities and challenges for our member firms and the broader financial services industry, and it is essential that we as regulators keep pace,” said FINRA president and CEO, Robert Cook. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Innovation,  Self-regulatory organizationsCompanies Financial Industry Regulatory Authority last_img read more

first_imgCricket Fans Urged to Purchase Tickets Through Official Channels UncategorizedFebruary 12, 2007 RelatedCricket Fans Urged to Purchase Tickets Through Official Channels Advertisements RelatedCricket Fans Urged to Purchase Tickets Through Official Channelscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Cricket fans are being encouraged to purchase their tickets for the ICC Cricket World Cup (CWC) 2007 through the official channels, or risk being denied entry to match venues.Tickets are available upon application to and at the official ICC CWC 2007 ticket offices in all host venue countries. In Jamaica, the office is located at Shops 51 and 52 in Kingston Mall downtown.“If you buy the ticket through official sources, you will not have any problem,” said Derek Jones, Senior Legal Counsel for the ICC CWC 2007 Inc.Indeed, the ICC CWC 2007 Inc. has been cracking down on scalpers, some of whom have advertised tickets for sale on eBay. “If you buy a ticket on the eBay website, you run a real risk that when you come to the ground for a match they [authorities] may actually know that you bought that ticket on eBay and you may have the privilege of going back home to watch the game on television,” he pointed out.Furthermore, he added, “you may not find the eBay man to get back the money spent”.In early January, some 200 tickets for the event, including some for top matches, were made null and void, when persons tried to resell them on auction websites, which is contrary to the Ticketing Terms and Conditions.The event organizers also made the decision not to offer any refunds as a means of sending a strong message to would be scalpers. “You do not want the event to get the reputation that people are being gorged for tickets and therefore one of the mechanisms that you use to control that is you only have official authorized persons selling tickets and that is the ICC CWC organization,” Mr. Jones emphasized.He also warned fans not to purchase tickets from unscrupulous persons, who hang around venues, because of the likelihood that they would not be allowed to enter the venue after having purchased the ticket. “We do not want that to happen,” he implored.For the person, who purchases tickets and is unable to attend the matches due to sickness among other causes, and decides to pass on the tickets to other persons, Mr. Jones said that this would not be a problem.”We decided to take a slightly different approach from FIFA World Cup Football, whereby the buyer’s name had to be on the ticket. In our case, in the opening phase, you could purchase up to eight tickets and take anybody,” he told JIS News.“But, if there are people buying large pools of tickets under some of the packages offered, we will know that people’s generosity only goes so far,”Mr. Jones said.He acknowledged that the ICC CWC 2007 was still trying to find a balance between preventing outright commercial transactions and persons making genuine purchases on behalf of family members and friends.Ticket prices range from US$10 to $40 for each of the four warm-up matches at the Trelawny Multipurpose Stadium, while US$15 to US$100 for the group stage matches. For the semi-final, prices are as low as US$50 and as high as $130. For the final in Barbados, prices are between US$100 and $300. RelatedCricket Fans Urged to Purchase Tickets Through Official Channelslast_img read more

first_img Published: April 13, 2017 The Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) is hosting the National Alternative Fuel Day Odyssey on Wednesday, April 19, bringing together organizations working to advance alternative fuel vehicle technology and use.Part of the event – from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the “parking circle” outside the main entrance to the Sustainability, Energy and Environment Complex (SEEC) – will include an Electric Vehicle Wired Workplace Award ceremony honoring CU Boulder’s Parking & Transportation Services, as well as an Alternative Fuel Vehicle Expo and Ride-n-Drive. Both are free and open to the public.If you go:Date: Wed., April 19Schedule: 11-11:15 a.m., Wired Workplace Award ceremony (Free)11-1 p.m., Vehicle Expo and Ride-n-Drive (Free)Location: CU Boulder East CampusSustainability, Energy and Environment Complex (SEEC)4001 Discovery Dr.Parking circle outside the main building entranceAt the Ride-n-Drive, attendees will have the opportunity to check out and experience some of the newest car, bike and bus technologies, including the Nissan Leaf, BMW i3, a hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicle, both biodiesel and electric buses, electric bikes and more. (A valid license is required to test-drive some of the vehicles.)The Wired Workplace Award, bestowed by Charge Ahead Colorado, recognizes leading organizations in Colorado for their dedication and commitment to electric vehicles, the environment, energy security and employees.The odyssey event will continue for registered attendees, including presentations ranging from Refuel Colorado successes and driverless cars to the Road X program. Registration at Northern Colorado Clean Cities for the odyssey day, which will take place from 1 to 5:30 p.m. and is not free, is required.Please consider using sustainable transportation to get to the event. From main campus, ride the Stampede or Discovery Express bus. Or, hop on your bike and park right in front of the SEEC building. Visitors and event guests in vehicles will be directed to available visitor parking.Questions?For Vehicle Expo & Ride-n-Drive email: [email protected] Odyssey event registration and logistics email: [email protected] at Northern Colorado Clean CitiesCategories:ExhibitsEvents & Exhibits Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Persons in Montego Bay and its environs seeking legal information are being encouraged to attend a Legal Aid Day on Saturday, September 25, at the Montego Bay Civic Centre Dome, commencing at noon.Executive Director of the Legal Aid Council, Hugh Faulkner, explained that while indepth advice will not be available, persons will get information on a variety of subjects during the two-hour event.“We are inviting members of the public to come for free legal information, so persons who have questions, for example, on land matters, that is, persons who occupy land and are without the requisite title can come and get information as to the steps they can take to regularise their holdings. There will also be attorneys giving information on commencing child custody and child maintenance matters,” Mr. Faulkner noted.The event, which is being organised by the Council, which falls under the Ministry of Justice, will feature presentations from the newly appointed Head of Independent Commission of Investigations, Terrence Williams and a number of organisations. These include the National Housing Trust (NHT), Land Administration and Management Programme (LAMP), Dispute Resolution Foundation, the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) and the Administrator General’s Department. A question and answer session will follow the presentations.The legal disciplines to be covered include employment, criminal law, restorative justice, landlord-tenant relationship, domestic violence and personal injury.Mr. Faulkner told JIS News that he is expecting a large turnout, as there will be no cost.“We are hoping that persons who had been hesitant to approach lawyers because of the cost involved will take this opportunity to access information that will be available. Sometimes when people take the legal route, you minimise disputes and conflicts. When people know what to do, problems that seem insurmountable you will find that there are legal remedies available to you. This is an attempt for the man in the street to come in and get information,” he said.The Legal Aid Council is the body established by the Legal Aid Act, to administer and supervise legal aid across the island. RelatedResidents in the West urged to Attend Legal Aid Day Sept. 25 RelatedResidents in the West urged to Attend Legal Aid Day Sept. 25 RelatedResidents in the West urged to Attend Legal Aid Day Sept. 25center_img Residents in the West urged to Attend Legal Aid Day Sept. 25 JusticeSeptember 21, 2010 Advertisementslast_img read more

first_img 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. Ryan Zinke, a former Republican state legislator from Whitefish, announced his candidacy for the U.S. House on Monday, taking aim at a seat currently occupied by GOP Rep. Steve Daines.Zinke grew up in Whitefish but made the announcement in Billings, drawing on his family’s eastern Montana roots and his longtime Flathead Valley tenancy as a trope for the statesmanship he’ll bring to Congress.“All too often we’ve seen our government divided, just look at the recent government shutdown and the impasse between Republicans and Democrats,” Zinke said. “Montana needs someone in Washington who can help to unite the parties, work towards common-sense solutions, and restore our fundamental value of American exceptionalism.”Having expressed interest in Montana’s lone House seat for months, Zinke’s formal announcement did not come as a surprise. Daines is expected to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Democratic Sen. Max Baucus but has not declared candidacy.In addition to Zinke, three Republicans have indicated they will run for the House seat if Daines decides to run for Senate – former Secretary of State Brad Johnson, of Helena; Sen. Matt Rosendale, of Glendive; and former state senator Corey Stapleton, of Billings.Still, all eyes are on Daines, the first-term congressman who recently said he’ll wait until 2014 to announce whether he’ll run for the Senate seat being vacated by Baucus, the six-term incumbent who decided to retire in April.Daines finished the third quarter of the year with $1.14 million in his campaign account, ostensibly as 2014 re-election fund for the U.S. House race.Zinke, a third-generation Montanan, served as a U.S. Navy SEAL from 1985 to 2008, retiring with the rank of Commander. During his career as a SEAL, he served as a member of the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group, better known as SEAL Team Six. He served as a state senator representing Whitefish from 2009 to 2011, and was the lieutenant governor candidate on Neil Livingstone’s unsuccessful bid for governor in 2012.“I look forward to the opportunity to continue to engage Montana citizens in a discussion about the future of our great country,” Zinke said.last_img read more

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