Fine Gael asked for response after Taoiseach’s election poster cut down…


first_imgThefts of catalytic converters on the rise #crimeprevention NewsPoliticsFine Gael asked for response after Taoiseach’s election poster cut down amid claims it was covering BreastCheck service signageBy David Raleigh – January 20, 2020 2503 Vicky calls for right to die with dignity The Taoiseach’s poster was cut down by GE2020 Solidarity-People Before Profit candidate, and former Limerick City and County councillor Mary Callihane Vallely, who later tweeted the video.“Just to be clear, this poster is covering up the sign for the BreastCheck programme in St Joseph’s Hospital, and in my opinion, Leo Varadkar and Fine Gael have done enough damage to the health service in this country, and I haven’t forgotten the CervicalCheck women, so I am cutting this poster down because I am sick of looking at it,” Ms Cahillane Vallely says in the video. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR “If he [Taoiseach] wants it he can call around to my house,” she adds.When contacted this afternoon, Ms Cahillane Vallely said she had “no regrets” about cutting the poster down.She said the video had been viewed “over 100,000” times, and added, “a small bit of rebellion goes a long way”.“To me, it epitomises the arrogance with which Fine Gael treats the health service, but also women’s health.”She continued: “I was putting up my own posters and I saw this one [of an Taoiseach]. I looked up and thought it was covering the sign for St John’s Hospital – I was a getting a bit mixed up, and I came back and looked at it again and saw actually, that it was covering the sign for the BreastCheck screening programme in St Joseph’s Hospital, so I went home to get my garden clippers and I just clipped it down.”“I have been long on the ground campaigning on the issue of CervicalCheck and how those women were treated, and I haven’t forgotten that. Emma Mhic Mhathuna was a friend of my niece and I was thinking of her when I was cutting it down. I thought I did her a good service.”Ms Mhic Mhathuna was one of 221 women with cervical cancer found to have received incorrect smear test results during a clinical audit of past tests by the CervicalCheck screening programme.The mother of five died from her cancer, aged 37, on October 7th, 2018.“They shouldn’t be covering up those signs, so I have no regrets,” Ms Cahillane Vallely said. Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year WhatsApp Previous articleUL Bohs Women Make it 9 League Wins from 9Next articleMary I’s big win over LIT sees them earn Fitzgibbon Cup quarter final spot David Raleigh Facebook Email A screengrab from the video which appeared online Advertisement Linkedin Print TAGSgeneral elecitonLimerick CityNewspolitics Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Source Mary Cahillane Vallely Solidarity-People Before Profit General Election candidate  Fine Gael has been asked for a response. Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Twitter FINE GAEL has been asked to respond after a video appeared online showing a woman removing one of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s election posters from a pole in Limerick, claiming it was covering a sign for a cancer screening service. Limerick on Covid watch list last_img read more

Comparison of elevation change detection methods from ICESat altimetry over the Greenland Ice Sheet


first_imgEstimation of the surface elevation change of the Greenland Ice Sheet (GrIS) is essential for understanding its response to recent and future climate change. Laser measurements from the NASA’s Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) created altimetric surveys of GrIS surface elevations over the 2003-2009 operational period of the mission. This paper compares four change detection methods using Release 634 ICESat laser altimetry data: repeat tracks (RTs), crossovers (XOs), overlapping footprints (OFPs), and triangulated irregular networks (TINs). All four methods begin with a consistently edited data set and yield estimates of volumetric loss of ice from the GrIS ranging from -193 to -269 km³/yr. Using a uniform approach for quantifying uncertainties, we find that volume change rates at the drainage system scale from the four methods can be reconciled within 1-σ uncertainties in just 5 of 19 drainage systems. Ice-sheet-wide volume change estimates from the four methods cannot be reconciled within 1-σ uncertainties. Our volume change estimates lie within the range of previously published estimates, highlighting that the choice of method plays a dominant role in the scatter of volume change estimates. We find that for much of the GrIS, the OFP and TIN methods yield the lowest volume change uncertainties because of their superior spatial distribution of elevation change rate estimates. However, the RT and XO methods offer inherent advantages, and the future work to combine the elevation change detection methods to produce better estimates is warranted.last_img read more

Nassau Exec Ed Mangano Blames Hacker For Sexting Scandal


first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Timothy Bolger and Christopher TwarowskiNassau County Executive Ed Mangano said investigators are looking for a hacker that he said created sexually explicit text messages sent from his cell phone to several women.WCBS-TV New York reported Saturday night that they obtained copies of the sexts, but Mangano later said a hacker had used his cell phone number to fake the messages. Hours after the report aired, police issued a news release early Sunday morning saying Mangano requested a probe into what authorities described as a “spoofing attack” 10 days ago.“I am outraged at this smear attempt and will take legal action against the sick individual who has sought to assassinate my character and hurt my family,” the married Bethpage Republican said in a statement. “While elected officials are used to being confronted with falsehoods, whoever fabricated this outrageous social media attack committed a crime.”The New York Daily News posed the question: “Is he the suburban Carlos Danger?” That was the pseudonym used by disgraced ex-U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Queens), who resigned in 2011 after being caught sexting women and claiming he was a hacking victim before later coming clean.CBS didn’t name any of the women who received the messages, but police identified one of them as Karin Caro, founder of Blue Chip Marketing, a local public relations consulting firm. Police said that Mangano first learned of the situation from Caro, who investigators also described as a victim, after one of the messages was publicly shared on her Twitter page.“Caro has stated that she never had such communication with the County Executive nor does she have his cell phone number,” police said in the news release. “Both parties have no record of such text or tweet.”CBS reported that some of the sexts were too explicit to report. But they did broadcast some of the messages, including one in which the county exec appears to tell a woman: “I miss being alone with you.”In another, the woman wrote: “I want you to (blank) my brains out even if it’s in my car again,” according to CBS, which said Mangano’s apparent reply was: “Sorry left early. Something came up.”“This is totally fabricated,” Mangano tells the Press on Valentine’s Day. “It’s a lie. I’ve made a complaint with the police department.“This is absolutely outrageous,” he continues. “It’s ridiculous. It’s so hurtful.”Intelligence Unit and Electronics Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.last_img read more

Announced flights from Italy and Switzerland to Mali Lošinj


first_imgMore information about the flights can be found on the official website Silver Air-and. The representative of Silver Air, Dina Peverelli, announced this year’s flight schedule to Mali Lošinj, while the director of the Croatian National Tourist Board in Italy Viviana Vukelić emphasized that transport connections are extremely important for Croatia, especially in the context of airlines. She informed those present about this year’s presentation of the Croatian tourist offer in November at the fair in Lugano, which will bring the residents of the potent Swiss canton of Ticino closer to our tourist offer. On that occasion, Ricardo Hesky, director of Jadranka hotels, presented the offer of Lošinj Hotels & Villas hotel brand, which is part of Jadranka hoteli doo, and invited those present to visit and discover Mali Lošinj this summer and enjoy the benefits of the island and tourist offer. Organized by Silver Air and Lošinj Hotels & Villas, seasonal airlines have been announced in Milan that will connect Mali Lošinj with Lugano and Venice. center_img Namely, from June 15 to September 20, 2019, Silver Air will connect Mali Lošinj with Lugano and Venice by direct lines, thus making this Kvarner island more accessible to foreign guests. Flight schedule: Lugano – Mali Losinj and Venice – Mali Losinj last_img read more

Arsenal to appeal FA sanctions


first_imgGhana Premier League side Berekum Arsenals say they will appeal the six match ban and a fine of GHc5000 handed them by the Disciplinary Committee of the Ghana Football Association for misconduct, during their Glo Premier League fixture at home to Asante Kotoko on May 12 at the Golden City Park.The Berekum-based side received the ban after video evidence proved their supporters were guilty of violence and lawlessness, during their week 26 fixture which saw them losing 3-0 to the Porcupine Warriors. Aside the ban and fine, Arsenals also have to deal with the painful thought of slipping into relegation at the end of the 2012/2013 league season.Mohammed Salifu, spokesperson of the Ghanaian soccer gunners told JOY Sports “we still have a couple of days to decide what to do next if we want to appeal against the sanctions.For now our survival chances are quite open after winning our last game against Wa All Stars.So that has kept us busy and more focused than this problem that has come up. So we will deal with our survival first then think of appealing the ban. What happened doesn’t warrant a ban of six matches and a GHc5000 fine, it is very harsh so we will appeal.”last_img read more

Messi: I dream of winning the World Cup


first_imgArgentina international Lionel Messi has admitted that he dreams of guiding his country to World Cup glory in Brazil next year.Alejandro Sabella’s men beat Paraguay 5-2 on Tuesday evening to seal qualification for next summer’s showpiece and the Barcelona star is eager to follow in the footsteps of Diego Maradona and steer la Albiceleste to their first world title since 1986.“I dream of winning the World Cup. We all do in Argentina. But there is still a long way to go,” Messi told reporters after his side’s away victory over Paraguay.“We got what we wanted, but it was difficult to play here. The most important thing was to qualify as soon as possible.“We want to continue like this and we want to keep winning.”Messi also briefly reacted to rumours that Barcelona have asked the Argentine football association (Afa) to leave the attacker out of the squad for their remaining two World Cup qualifiers and stressed that he always wants to play for the national team. “I don’t know anything about that. I always want to play for Argentina.”last_img read more