Irish people show their support helping to ‘Feed The Heroes’

first_imgMass COVID testing to take place at University of Limerick following fresh outbreak of virus among student population Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions Linkedin Facebook Twitter A NATIONAL fundraising effort set up almost three weeks ago to raise money to provide Ireland’s critical frontline workers with nutritious has raised more than €700,000 and served more than 25,000 meals across the nation.Feed The Heroes partners with food service providers to prepare and deliver the meals, and co-ordinates with the frontline teams to ensure they get to where they are needed.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up So far meals have been delivered to staff at the Covid-19 Testing Centres, HSE Contact Tracing, the National Ambulance Service and the Fire Brigade as well as hospital workers.Feed The Heroes has had an impact on Ireland’s people, having seen more than 12,000 donations helping provide much-needed food for frontline healthcare workers.The meals, as well as providing much needed food, are also a simple way of showing solidarity and gratitude to Ireland’s critical frontline workers who are working long shifts in very challenging circumstances as they combat Ireland’s biggest ever public health emergency.Feed The Heroes fund founder, Cian O’Flaherty said the group has been “blown away by the response of the Irish people”.Earlier this week he said, “They have transformed what began as an ambition to raise €1,000 to buy a few meals into a national operation that to date has delivered more than 18,500 meals to critical frontline workers nationwide.”There is now a team of twenty volunteers and an advisory board leading and co-ordinating the Feed The Heroes effort with the intention of sustaining the meal delivery throughout the Covid-19 emergency.Each meal costs approximately €7 to prepare and deliver, the more funds that are raised allows Feed The Heroes to deliver even more meals to Ireland’s critical frontline heroes. Individuals wanting to make a donation can contribute on the Feed The Heroes go fund me page through the website www.feedtheheroes.com.Corporate donations can be made by contacting [email protected] .More than 12,000 individual donations have been seen to date with contributions coming from “a 7-year-old donating €5 of their pocket money to a €20,000 donation from Republic of Ireland international and Everton football player, Seamus Coleman”.“Every single euro makes a difference and we take the responsibility entrusted to us by all our donors very seriously,” said O’Flaherty, adding, “We now have 20 volunteers co-ordinating our efforts along with an advisory board to ensure we are operating to the highest corporate governance principles.“Our mission is simple, to get food to Ireland’s critical frontline workers and our intention now is to continue to grow the Fund to enable us to support Ireland’s frontline heroes for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency.“The meals are greatly appreciated by those who receive them not just for the food itself but also for what it represents – a symbol of our solidarity with and gratitude to those combating Ireland’s biggest ever public health emergency.” Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleIrish Water defers introduction of new business charges during the Covid 19 emergencyNext articleLimerick’s COVID-19 volunteer video calls on public to get involved Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] NewsCommunityHealthIrish people show their support helping to ‘Feed The Heroes’By Cian Reinhardt – April 4, 2020 200 center_img Covid antibody testing opens to public at Shannon Airport Email Print WhatsApp Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region TAGSCommunityCoronavirusCovid 19healthLimerick City and CountyNews Advertisement Institute of Public Health addresses loneliness as a challenge to national health in light of Covid-19 restrictions last_img read more

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“Love Knows No Bound Has Expanded Its Bounds To Include Same-Sex Relationships”: Orissa HC Allows Same-Sex Live-In Couple To Stay Together [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews Updates”Love Knows No Bound Has Expanded Its Bounds To Include Same-Sex Relationships”: Orissa HC Allows Same-Sex Live-In Couple To Stay Together [Read Judgment] Sparsh Upadhyay25 Aug 2020 7:49 AMShare This – xThe Orissa High Court on Monday (24th August) allowed the petition of a 24-year-old woman to get back her same-sex partner who was forcibly separated from her by the partner’s (Rashmi) Mother and Uncle.The Bench of Justices S. K. Mishra & Savitri Ratho was hearing the matter; however, the Justices went out to write separate but concurrent orders allowing the woman to stay with her…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?LoginThe Orissa High Court on Monday (24th August) allowed the petition of a 24-year-old woman to get back her same-sex partner who was forcibly separated from her by the partner’s (Rashmi) Mother and Uncle.The Bench of Justices S. K. Mishra & Savitri Ratho was hearing the matter; however, the Justices went out to write separate but concurrent orders allowing the woman to stay with her same-sex partner (Rashmi).Background of the caseThe petitioner in the present matter originally belonging to female gender had exercised his rights of self-gender determination and preferred to be addressed as ‘he/his’.Therefore, the court recognized the petitioner’s right to be treated like a male and referred him as he/him/his throughout the proceedings of the case.This ruling emanates from an application filed under Article 226 and 227 of the Constitution of India, 1950 in which the petitioner-Chinmayee Jena, aged about 24 years had approached the Court with the grievance that his life partner “Rashmi” (not the original name, which is withheld) had been forcibly taken away by her mother and uncle, i.e. Opposite Party Nos. 5 and 6.In fact, while they were residing so, in a live-in relationship (both having attained the age of majority), on 09.04.2020, the mother and uncle of the petitioner’s partner (Rashmi) came to the house of the petitioner and forcibly and against her will took the petitioner’s partner against her will.The petitioner, therefore, prayed for issuance of a writ of Habeas Corpus directing opposite parties to produce his partner of the petitioner before the Court and to pass appropriate orders.The arguments before the courtDuring the course of the hearing, the learned counsel for the petitioner urged that both the petitioner and his life partner (Rashmi) are major and have been enjoying consensual relationship since, 2017.The learned counsel for the petitioner relied upon the joint affidavit by the petitioner and Rashmi which was sworn before the Executive Magistrate, Bhubaneswar on 16.03.2020 and contents of the writ petition, argued that both of them fell in love with each other in 2011. Thereafter, they decided to stay together.It was further contended that in the provisions of ‘Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005’, the legislature has acknowledged the live-in relationship by giving rights and privileges.Therefore, the learned counsel for the petitioner contended that even if the parties, who are living together in a ‘live-in relationship’ though they belong to the same gender, are not competent to enter into wedlock, but still, they have got a right to live together even outside the wedlock.While admitting that the legal position has been set at rest by judgments passed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court on the rights of the individuals belonging to the same gender, the learned counsel for the Opposite Party No. 5 (the Mother) and 6 (the Uncle) had expressed his concern about the well-being of the daughter of the Opposite Party No.5.The counsel prayed that, if any order is passed in favour of the petitioner, and then appropriate safeguards should be given to the petitioner’s partner for her well-being and safety.On the other hand, recognizing the right of persons belonging to the same gender for a live-in relationship, the Addl. Government Advocate submitted that the state is willing to carry out any orders passed by this Court.It may be noted that the division bench had, on 17th August; interacted with the ‘victim woman’ (Rashmi) whereby she categorically stated that she wants to join the petitioner without any further delay. The observations of Justice S. K. MishraWhile referring to the judgment of the Supreme Court in the case of National Legal Services Authority vs. Union of India and others, (2014) 5 SCC 438  and Anuj Garg vs. Hotel Association of India, (2008) 3 SCC 1 , Justice Mishra concluded that it is evident that all humans have the universal right of enjoyment of human rights, the right to equality and non-discrimination, the right to recognition before the law, right to life, the right to privacy and right to treatment with humanity while in detention etc.Justice Mishra further acknowledged the fact that there cannot be social reforms till it is ensured that each and every citizen of the country is able to exploit his/her potentials to the maximum.Justice Mishra also referred to the judgment of the Supreme Court in the case of Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India, AIR 2018 SC 4321, the case which held that Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, which penalizes self-same couples, transgresses Article 14, 15, 19 and 21 of the Constitution of India.It may be noted that among other things, the case further held that Section 377 of the IPC, in so far as it criminalises consensual sexual conduct between two adults of the same sex is unconstitutional.Justice Mishra said,”There is hardly any scope to take a view other than holding that the petitioner has the right of self-determination of sex/gender and also he has the right to have a live-in relationship with a person of his choice even though such person may belong to the same gender as the petitioner.”Therefore, the bench allowed the writ application and directed that the petitioner and the daughter of the Opposite Party No.5 have the right to decide their sexual preferences including the right to stay as live-in partners.The Court further held that,”The State shall provide all kind of protection to them, which are enshrined in Part-III of the Constitution of India, which includes the right to life, right to equality before the law and equal protection of the law. Hence, we direct the Opposite Party No.2 to clear the way by taking appropriate administrative/police action to facilitate Rashmi to join the society of the petitioner.”However, the court also took note of the apprehensions of the mother of the girl. Hence, the court further directed that the petitioner shall take all good care of the lady as long as she is residing with him and that the Opposite Party Nos. 5 and 6 and the sister of the lady would be allowed to have a communication with her both over the phone or otherwise.The court further said that “the lady shall have all the rights of a woman as enshrined under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005.”The observations of Justice Savitri RathoWhile agreeing with his reasoning and ultimate conclusion of the case, Justice Ratho remarked that this is an unusual case, and along with the rights of the two individuals who have exercised their right to live together, the interest of two other individuals will be affected because of the mind-set of the society they live in, thus, Justice Ratho wished to supplement the same with some reasons and observations.Justice Ratho was of the view that law is a reflection of current social values or norms. Social norms undergo change with time and law keeps abreast with the same Courts recognize these changes and rule on the same.Notably, she said”The oft-quoted maxim – love knows no bound has expanded its bounds to include same-sex relationships. A reading of the Supreme Court judgments will indicate that individual rights have to be balanced with social expectations and norms. The freedom of choice is therefore available to the two individuals in this case who have decided to have a relationship and live together and society should support their decision.” (emphasis supplied)Justice Ratho acknowledged the fact that taking the mind-set of the society in which the mother of Rashmi lives, and which is embodied in the mind-set of herself, it will take some time for her to accept the decision of Rashmi.Justice Ratho further said that on account of the possibility of social stigma or mental turmoil caused to them, Rashmi’s right to select her life partner, cannot be stifled or negated.However, as she noted, while recognizing the right of Rashmi, this Court cannot remain oblivious to the pain and tribulations of the mother and sister who have to live in society.In this context, Justice Ratho observed,”Therefore, while exercising her right to reside with the partner of her choice, Rashmi should not forget her duty towards her mother and younger sister i.e. to look after their financial, social and emotional well-being.”Justice Ratho also observed,”While exercising her right to reside with the partner of her choice, Rashmi should not forget her duty towards her mother and younger sister i.e. to look after their financial, social and emotional well-being.” (emphasis supplied)Lastly, Justice Ratho was of the view that the Legislature has, of course, recognized the the financial plight of parents and a senior citizen who are often neglected by their offspring by enacting the “The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007” whose provisions of which can be invoked by Opp party No 5 (the Mother) if the need arises.On the other hand, Justice Ratho also made it clear that the Opp Parties No 5 and 6 should not create problems in the life of petitioner and Rashmi.Also, it was made clear that the petitioner apart from taking care of Rashmi should not compel or coerce Rashmi to leave the society of the petitioner against her will.Consequently, Justice Ratho observed,”We hope and trust that the petitioner and his partner Rashmi will lead a happy and harmonious life so that their family members have no cause for worry and society has no excuse to raise a finger at them.”Case Details: Case Title: Chinmayee Jena @ Sonu Krishna Jena v. State of Odisha & othersCase No.: Writ Petition (Criminal) No. 57 of 2020Quorum: Justice S. K. Mishra & Justice Savitri RathoAppearance: Advocates Clara D’ Souza, S. Soren and H. B. Dash (for the Petitioner); Addl. Govt. Advocate Saswata Pattnaik (for O.P. Nos. 1 to 4); Advocate Arun Kumar Budhia (for O.P. Nos. 5 & 6)Click Here To Download Judgment[Read Judgment] Next Storylast_img read more

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Sales negotiators have the best chance of getting a new job, industry research shows

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Sales negotiators have the best chance of getting a new job, industry research shows previous nextAgencies & PeopleSales negotiators have the best chance of getting a new job, industry research showsJob advertising data from a leading recruitment has discovered the most in-demand roles within the sales and lettings sectors, and the cities where they are to be found.Nigel Lewis20th August 20200547 Views Sales negotiating remains the most in-demand skillset within the property industry, new research has found.Industry recruitment firm Rayner Personnel looked at the number of available jobs listed for sales negotiators, lettings negotiators, sales progressors, lettings progressors, valuers, mortgage brokers, mortgage advisors and branch managers across 20 major UK cities.The research also found that London has the most vacancies, closely followed by Birmingham and Manchester and that, along with five other cities, sales negotiator were the most in-demand role being advertised for.This includes Swansea, where 42% of all jobs listings across these eight professions in the city are for negs, while in Manchester it’s 32% of all job property job adverts.The other cities are Plymouth (26%), Liverpool (24%), Birmingham (24%), Bristol (22%), Leeds (21%) and Sheffield (17%).“Many may be worried about finding themselves out of work as recession hits and in time like these, we may be forced further out of our comfort zones than we might otherwise like, whether that be through the role itself or where we go to find work,” says Josh Rayner, the agency’s CEO (left).“We wanted to highlight which cities currently offered the best chance of securing a job in your chosen position, or where is in need of a certain role that you may have been considering as a chance in career direction.”“It’s interesting to see how the demand for certain roles varies on a regional basis.“Mortgage advisers are in strong demand across Scotland, Northern Ireland and the south coast, while in London branch managers are the greatest requirement, with sales negs the most prominent role across other major regional cities outside of the capital.”property jobs Josh Rayner recruitment August 20, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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State, Local Agencies Remind Pennsylvanians of COVID-19 Mitigation Enforcement Roles, Advise How to Report Suspected Violations

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release,  PSA,  Public Health,  Public Safety Throughout the commonwealth, businesses and residents of Pennsylvania are doing their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep themselves, their families, their customers and their communities safe – most notably by wearing masks in all businesses and whenever leaving home. The Wolf administration has issued a series of orders since March with the single goal of protecting Pennsylvanians from COVID-19, which has claimed more than 7,000 lives in the state.“We have been largely successful in our fight against COVID-19 thanks to the hard work and sacrifices of every Pennsylvanian,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “But with a recent and ongoing rise in cases, we must remain vigilant, continue to listen to healthcare professionals and each do our part to prevent this dangerous virus from spreading through our communities.”The Wolf Administration has stressed the importance of mask-wearing as paramount to helping stop the spread of COVID-19. Combined with social distancing, this simple act can protect people and businesses and help increase our freedoms.Per the Secretary of Health’s order, businesses must require all customers to wear masks while on premises, and deny entry to individuals not wearing masks, unless the business is providing medication, medical supplies, or food, in which case the business must provide alternative methods of pick-up or delivery of such goods.There are limited exceptions to the mask order, which include those who cannot wear a mask due to a medical condition, those for whom wearing a mask would create an unsafe condition, individuals who would be unable to remove a mask without assistance, individuals under the age of two, and individuals who are communicating or seeking to communicate with someone who is hearing-impaired or has another disability where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.We want Pennsylvanians to do the right thing. For all those who are claiming an exception who do not have one, they are potentially putting the lives of those they encounter at risk. Wearing a mask is a non-partisan, non-political statement that you care about the people you encounter and is a sign of kindness and respect.The current mitigation orders in place include Worker Safety, Building Safety, required mask-wearing, and the July 15 targeted mitigation orders. Along with a focus on voluntary compliance, several state and local agencies are responsible for enforcing these important health and safety mandates.Pennsylvanians can play a role by appropriately reporting suspected violations of these orders put in place to keep people safe.The Secretary of Health’s orders were issued pursuant to the authority granted to her under the law, and it has the force and effect of law.As with all current orders, if citations were to be issued, they would be issued pursuant to Pennsylvania’s Disease Control and Prevention Act of 1955, 35 P.S. § 521.20(a) and The Administrative Code of 1929, 71 P. S. § 1409, which are the same statutory sections that were used for business closure enforcement.Defining the StatutesPennsylvania’s Disease Control and Prevention Act of 1955, 35 P.S. § 521.20(a): Any person who violates any of the provisions of this act or any regulation shall, for each offense, upon conviction thereof in a summary proceeding before any magistrate, alderman or justice of the peace in the county wherein the offense was committed, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25) and not more than three hundred dollars ($300), together with costs, and in default of payment of the fine and costs, to be imprisoned in the county jail for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days.Administrative Code of 1929, 71 P. S. § 1409: Every person who violates any order or regulation of the Department of Health, or who resists or interferes with any officer or agent thereof in the performance of his duties in accordance with the regulations and orders of the Department of Health, shall, upon conviction thereof in a summary proceeding before a justice of the peace, alderman, or magistrate of the county wherein such violation or offense is committed, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than ten ($10.00) dollars and costs nor more than fifty ($50.00) dollars and costs, such fine to be paid to the county in which the violation or offense is committed. In default of payment of such fine and costs the offender shall be sentenced to be confined in the proper county jail for a period of 30 days.Law EnforcementAll local law enforcement agencies in Pennsylvania can enforce the Worker Health and Safety Measures, Building Safety, mask-wearing and July 15 targeted mitigation orders. The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) has issued 52 warnings related to orders to date.The State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement conducts hundreds of compliance checks each day at licensed liquor establishments to ensure licensees are complying with masking, social distancing and other requirements, in particular the July 15 targeted mitigation orders. Regular updates are posted at psp.pa.gov.Pennsylvania Liquor Control BoardThe Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has provided guidance to bars and restaurants and is notified of Pennsylvania State Police citations. Depending on the level of infraction, PLCB could suspend a business’s liquor license and further enforcement could put the license at risk.Department of HealthThe Department of Health plays a role in enforcement of all existing orders to protect the health and safety of all Pennsylvanians.Complaints or notices of possible violation received from residents or the Department of Agriculture or other complainants are vetted and referred to the proper authority, typically the Pennsylvania State Police or local law enforcement.Workers are encouraged to first communicate with their employer if they feel they are not being appropriately protected in their workplace. If that does not produce the desired result, a worker can reach out directly to local law enforcement via a non-emergency number, or to the Department of Health and fill out a COVID-19 complaint form, available here. That completed form is vetted and followed up on by the department and, if appropriate, referred to PSP for investigation. If the business location doesn’t fall under PSP’s jurisdiction, PSP refers the complaint to local law enforcement for investigation.Anyone who feels a business is in violation of the Worker Safety order or Building Safety order may contact local law enforcement or file a complaint with the department.To date, the department has issued warning letters with the knowledge that its full authority includes fines, and closures if orders are not followed. The department continues to receive complaints and send warning letters to businesses that are not complying with the mitigation orders.Department of AgricultureThe Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture enforces the Secretary of Health’s order as it relates to restaurants and other retail food facilities, including prohibitions or limits on dine-in services and masking requirements through the issuance of warnings and fines.Since dine-in services have resumed, the department has received complaints surrounding restaurant staff not wearing masks as required, ignoring social distancing and otherwise not adhering to public health restrictions to limit person-to-person spread of COVID-19.When such complaints are received, the department sends notices to the complainant and the business. These complaints are also referred to the Pennsylvania Department of Health for enforcement. The Department of Agriculture sends inspectors to follow up and may issue warnings and fines to restaurant owners. Complaints regarding concerns at restaurants and retail food facilities can be submitted to the department online.Local OfficialsLocal law enforcement received guidance on enforcement of the various COVID-19 orders in place from the Pennsylvania State Police through the PA Chiefs of Police Association. Local police departments have discretion whether to warn or cite a business for violations. Citations may be written under the Administrative Code of 1929 71 P. S. § 1409 and/or the Disease Prevention and Control Law of 1955 35 P.S. § 521.20(a). The decision whether to issue a warning or a citation is made on a case-by-case basis and determined by the unique circumstances of each encounter.Important LinksCOVID-19 Guidance and ResourcesWorker Safety orderBuilding Safety orderMask-wearing orderJuly 15 targeted mitigation order – Gov. WolfJuly 15 targeted mitigation order – Sec. LevineFAQs on mask-wearingPA Department of Health’s webform to submit a complaint about a business or employerPA Department of Agriculture’s webform to submit a complaint about a restaurant or retail food facilityVer esta página en español. July 29, 2020center_img State, Local Agencies Remind Pennsylvanians of COVID-19 Mitigation Enforcement Roles, Advise How to Report Suspected Violationslast_img read more

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Tipp clubs in cup action today

first_imgMeanwhile, Clonmel are out in the Junior Clubs Challenge Cup this evening.They’re away to Bandon at 7.15pm. Nenagh Ormond and Cashel are both in the Rebel County this afternoon.They take on Cork Constitution and UCC respectively.The games get underway at 2.30pm.last_img

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COUNCIL WORKER HAS LUCKY ESCAPE AFTER GRITTER TOPPLES OFF ROAD

first_imgThe operator of this council gritter had a lucky escape. Pic by Michael McDaid.Sometimes we take them for granted when we find our roads gritted or cleared by a snowplough.But spare a thought for council workers who are working around the clock in the current cold snap. The operator of this council gritter had a lucky escape in Inishowen.The lorry tipped off the road at Drumiville in Malin but the driver escaped injury. COUNCIL WORKER HAS LUCKY ESCAPE AFTER GRITTER TOPPLES OFF ROAD was last modified: January 14th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalgritterMalinlast_img read more

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Sister Sara’s will be hopping with this Easter Weekend line-up

first_imgSister Sara’s Superpub in Letterkenny has unveiled a cracking schedule to celebrate this Easter weekend.The top entertainment venue will be a hotspot for music and partying from Friday to Sunday, while Sara’s Kitchen will be serving up tasty lunches, dinners and light bites all weekend.Good Friday will have DJ Marty Temple and on Saturday it’s DJ Oisin Kelly. Easter Sunday will be a fun place for families to enjoy a delicious lunch, where kids eat for half price.Then on Sunday night the celebrations will be in full swing, DJ Tubbsy is on the main floor with The Regulators live in Sara’s Club from 12-2.30am.And for one last hurrah of the weekend, Monday night will have the Howlin Hallions providing live music from 9pm. So if you’re looking for the perfect place to meet up with friends and family for food and drinks, call into Sister Sara’s Letterkenny this weekend.To book a table in Sara’s Kitchen call (074) 912 2238 and check out @sistersaras on Facebook Sister Sara’s will be hopping with this Easter Weekend line-up was last modified: April 17th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:EasterSister Sara’slast_img read more

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US basketball player says Milan police racially profiled him

first_imgNo. 1 Simona Halep back in action at Sydney International PHOENIX, AZ – NOVEMBER 16: Mike James #55 of the Phoenix Suns handles the ball against the Phoenix Suns during the second half of the NBA game at Talking Stick Resort Arena on November 16, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPMILAN — American basketball player Mike James says he was racially profiled by Milan police who pointed guns at him and two friends after being stopped on the street — a claim that police deny.James, an African-American who plays for Olimpia Milano, tweeted, “Me and my friends Just profiled by the police smh (shaking my head) it happens even in Europe.”ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion The 28-year-old James previously played in the NBA briefly for the Phoenix Suns and New Orleans Pelicans.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next James added, “Police stopped me and my two friends in the midst of 50 people walking. Got out they car with guns in hand talking about show me ID smh.”A spokesman for Milan’s Carabinieri paramilitary police told The Associated Press on Sunday that racial profiling had no role in the “routine check.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe spokesman, who asked not to be identified as per usual procedures, said that one of the three Carabinieri officers who stopped James was carrying a M12 submachine gun and the other two officers had pistols on their belts but that no weapons were pointed during the check.″(The M12) a weapon that we’ve been using for years and people here are used to seeing us with them,” the police spokesman said. “Evidently there was a misunderstanding involving this guy who perhaps isn’t used to these kinds of checks. TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening View commentscenter_img LATEST STORIES 55,000 early birds flock at Manila North Cemetery PLAY LIST 01:1355,000 early birds flock at Manila North Cemetery02:11Paranaque cemetery bust: Marijuana seized from minor02:45Senate joint panel suggests IAS be separated from PNP02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “We asked him for his documents and once they were checked everyone dispersed,” the spokesman added. “For us it wasn’t even a check worth reporting. It was an absolutely calm situation without any problems.”The police spokesman said that the check occurred on a residential street outside Milan’s city center Saturday.Asked about James’ claim that he and his friends were singled out among 50 people, the police spokesman said that “50 people may have passed during the entire check,” adding that “that day those three officers must have stopped 50 people in all.”Random checks of pedestrians by police in Italy appear to be less frequent than occasional random checks of drivers of vehicles for anti-terrorism and other security controls.There was no immediate reply to a request sent by the AP to Olimpia Milano asking to speak to James.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

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