Garda Ken gets set to carry up Carrauntoohil

first_imgWhatsApp NewsCommunityGarda Ken gets set to carry up CarrauntoohilBy David Raleigh – February 22, 2020 972 Print Facebook Twitter A LIMERICK Garda is planning to carry a rowing machine to the summit of Ireland’s tallest mountain where he will row a distance of ten kilometres to raise funds for children battling terminal and serious illnesses.Ken McDonald from Ashbrook Gardens on the Ennis Road has set a €30,000 target for his “Carry up Carrauntoohill” fundraiser to cover the cost of repairs to the Share A Dream ‘Dreamland’ play area which was broken into a number of times last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The one of a kind fantasy play land on the Dublin Road allows for non-able bodied children to play with their able-bodied siblings and friends.A champion rower and training instructor at the Garda Training College in Templemore, Garda McDonald told the Limerick Post that he was determined to help the Share a Dream Foundation after meeting its founder Shay Kinsella last year.“To say I was blown away by the amazing work being done by the charity for seriously ill and disabled children all over Ireland for the last 27 years, would be an understatement.“Not only do Share a Dream make dreams come true for children fighting terrible life threatening illnesses but they have also built the very first ever all- inclusive magical indoor Fun Centre called Dreamland.”Garda McDonald said the charity relies solely on donations and the goodwill of the community and does not receive any government funding.“So, when the charity suffered two major break-ins last year causing thousands of euros worth of damages, I decided I had to do something to raise much needed funds for repairs and to make dreams come true for terminally ill children while raising more national awareness that the charity deserves.”“Rowing is my passion and I have been so fortunate in my career to have broken the World indoor record over 1000m last November at the Provincial rowing Championships; I won the Rhine marathon in Germany in a men’s coxed quad, and won two Gold medals at the World Masters rowing championships in Budapest.“So, whatever I decided to do, it had to be associated with rowing. After witnessing the amazing courage and determination that the children endure daily to find some quality in life, I decided I would challenge myself to the limit for Share a Dream.”He plans to carry out his ‘Carry up Carrauntoohill’ challenge on Saturday, March 28.“I will be attempting to carry my rowing machine, which weighs 26kgs up Carrauntoohill and then row 10 kilometres before bringing it back down.“My aim is to raise €30,000 rectify the damage caused by the break-ins and so that this wonderful organisation can continue making dreams come true for very sick children.”He is now encouraging people to take part in raising funds by organising a sponsored cycle on a stationary bike or rowing machine; a sponsored head shave/beard shave.“Or why not get out with the kids and go for a walk or a climb in your local area,” he suggests.Online donations can be made at on iDonate or contact 061-200080 to get a sponsor pack.center_img Email Linkedin Advertisement Previous articleCity’s churches will fill for Limerick Choral FestivalNext articleWATCH: Munster earn bonus point win over Zebre David Raleighlast_img read more

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“How is This Permissible?”: Gujarat High Court Expresses Shock Over Report That Over 5,000 Schools Functioning Without Fire Safety NOC

first_imgNews Updates”How is This Permissible?”: Gujarat High Court Expresses Shock Over Report That Over 5,000 Schools Functioning Without Fire Safety NOC Akshita Saxena4 March 2021 9:10 AMShare This – xThe Gujarat High Court has expressed shock at the functioning of over 5,000 schools in the State without a valid and subsisting No Objection Certificate with regard to the Fire Prevention and Protection Systems. A Division Bench comprising of Justices JB Pardiwala and Ilesh J. Vora sternly remarked, “How is this permissible? How can one play with the innocent lives of the…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 Gujarat High Court has expressed shock at the functioning of over 5,000 schools in the State without a valid and subsisting No Objection Certificate with regard to the Fire Prevention and Protection Systems. A Division Bench comprising of Justices JB Pardiwala and Ilesh J. Vora sternly remarked, “How is this permissible? How can one play with the innocent lives of the students studying in such schools? If no steps are taken in this direction at the earliest, then this Court may be compelled to ask the State Government to cancel the recognition of such schools.” The observation was made in a PIL filed by Advocate Amit Manilal Panchal seeking proper implementation of fire safety norms across all public accessible buildings in the State, in wake of the Shrey Hospital fire incident in Ahmedabad in August 2020, that took eight lives. Earlier, the High Court had sought response form the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation with respect to hospitals, schools, etc. that are operating without NOCs. Fire Safety at Schools During the hearing held on February 26, the Division Bench was taken aback to note that 5199 schools lack fire safety measures. It noted that fire safety in schools is often a neglected element in India as there are no rules for checking this aspect and even the Government does not enforce the existing norms. The Court has now asked the Gujarat Government to consider framing fire safety regulations in suit with the Haryana Government, which has notified a State Policy on the “Safety Measures in Government and Private Aided & Un-aided Schools” under which all Government and Private Aided & Un-aided Schools situated in Haryana are required to put in place prescribed minimum safety standards, in addition to those enshrined in the National Building Code of India, 2005. The Division Bench observed that fire safety is an extremely important issue and Schools must step up and take the responsibility to ensure that all possible safety precautions are maintained. It explained that in schools, a large number of children are gathered at one place and a single fire can affect all of them. it further noted that features like wooden furniture, canteens and chemistry labs also make schools prone and fire in such places can often go out of control. Inter alia, the Court clarified that schools are entirely responsible for safety of children and they cannot expect the government to install any fire safety provisions. It has issued following directions: Every school must take the necessary precautions in order to prevent anything untoward from happening in the case of an emergency, like a fire. Every floor must have a fire extinguisher or at the very least sand banks must be set in place. Teachers and non-teaching staff such as peons and other helpers must be instructed in the use of fire extinguishers. Schools must have a particular method set in place for emergency evacuation of students and drills must be conducted on a frequent basis. Schools must be in contact with emergency services like the fire and rescue department and ensure that they respond as soon as possible in case of an emergency. Fire alarms must be placed at strategic points and they must be checked regularly. Fire Safety at Hospitals The Court, while dealing with implementation of fire safety norms in hospitals at Ahmedabad, also issued notices to eight other Municipal Corporations in the State including those of Vadodara, Surat, Gandhinagar, etc. All these authorities have been asked to file details of hospitals and other high-rise buildings that are operating without fire safety NOC. During the hearing, the Bench also impressed upon the State Government to adopt the Clinical Establishments Act, 2010, with a view to provide the minimum standards of medical facilities and services to the people at large. The Act prescribes basic minimum standards for different categories of clinical establishments for ensuring provision of proper health-care by the clinical establishments. Its purpose is to make available a database of Clinical Establishments which are authorized to function. While asking the Government to make an appropriate statement (by the next date of hearing) as regards adopting the Act, the Bench said, “Since decades, the unorganized health sector has created major hurdles in the availability, accessibility and affordability of health-care to the common people. This Act would prove handy, as this would ensure the minimum standards to all the establishments providing health-care services. The mandatory registration of all types of health-care provisions will reduce quackery. There will be standardization of infrastructure, man power and working systems.” The Court added that the private health-care providers, who deliver the bulk of the health-care, may create hindrances in the way of the State Government in the implementation of the Act. however, the push back, if any, should not deter the State Government in implementing and adopting the Act at the earliest in the larger interest of the people. The matter is now fixed for April 16. 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USU Men’s Tennis Ranked #2 in Final ITA Mountain Region Poll

first_img Tags: BYU/Denver/Idaho/Jaime Barajas/Mountain Region/Nevada/New Mexico/New Mexico State/Northern Arizona/UNLV/USU Men’s Tennis/Utah FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Monday, Utah State’s men’s tennis program ended the season ranked #2 in the Mountain Region as the final polls on the season were released by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.Three teams from Utah took the top three spots in the poll as Utah was ranked #1  and BYU was ranked #3.The top 10 poll saw UNLV finish the season at #4, New Mexico was #5, New Mexico State finished #6, Denver was #7, Nevada finished at #8, Idaho ended the season at #9 and Northern Arizona was ranked at #10.Individually, decorated Aggies senior Jaime Barajas finished #4 in singles in the Mountain region and sophomore Sergiu Bucur finished ranked #10.Utah State finished the season at 19-9, including a perfect 7-0 mark in conference play and captured the Mountain West regular season and tournament titles.The season was punctuated by a trip to the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive year while they lost to the #8 Texas Christian Horned Frogs at Fort Worth, Texas in the first round.Barajas was the best individual player on the Aggies’ roster, going 25-11 in singles play on the season. Brad James Written by June 11, 2018 /Sports News – Local USU Men’s Tennis Ranked #2 in Final ITA Mountain Region Polllast_img read more

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Insurance staff attorney seminar set for Orlando

first_imgInsurance staff attorney seminar set for Orlando April 30, 2003 Regular News Insurance staff attorney seminar set for Orlandocenter_img The Bar’s CLE seminar on new rules governing insurance staff attorney law offices is set for June 25 in Orlando in conjunction with the Bar’s Annual Meeting.The program, presented by the Insurance Practices CLE Steering Committee, is set for 1-5 p.m. at the Orlando World Center Marriott.In January, the Supreme Court approved amendments to Bar rules that regulate the naming and structure of insurance staff attorney offices and address rules related to potential conflicts of interest in the insurance defense context. The rule amendments were the result of a three-year study by two Florida Bar committees of issues related to the area of insurance defense. The amendments take effect July 1.Katherine Giddings, who chairs the committee, said the seminar will address the amendments and issues related to compliance with those amendments. It also will provide a forum for discussion of national trends involving staff attorney offices; technical, practical, and ethical issues that may arise in connection with the amendments; and the operation of insurance staff attorney law offices generally.“Both insurers and insurance staff attorneys are sure to benefit from this enlightening and educational program,” Giddings said, adding that while the Bar is encouraging staff attorneys to attend the seminar, it is not mandatory that they do.Giddings said there has been some confusion because in adopting the new rules, the Supreme Court mandated that the Bar conduct a seminar on the new rules; it did not, however, mandate that staff attorneys attend.“I encourage attendance at the meeting,” Giddings said. “Florida is the first state in the nation to authorize the use of insurance staff attorneys by codifying Rules of Professional Conduct specifically governing the proper structure and naming of insurance staff attorney law offices. The new rules are sure to serve as a model for similar rules in other states.”For more information, see the Annual Meeting brochure in the May Florida Bar Journal or contact Giddings at (850) 425-1626 or [email protected]last_img read more

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bettingexpert’s Harris picks Seduce Me as his Nottingham Nap

first_img Share Share 1bettingexpert2.6716.36 2Steven Mullington – 888sport24.57 3Alex Donohue – ODDSbible12.00 4Rupert Adams – William Hill10.50 BetVictor boosts casino portfolio with EveryMatrix’s CasinoEngine June 25, 2020 Related Articles BGC: Charities win big as bookies take beating in Britannia Stakes June 19, 2020 Submit RankTipsterRace WinsPoints Stephen Harris from bettingexpert has taken a chance on Seduce Me as his Nap of the Day at Nottingham, after claiming that the Karl Burke trained horse will be “spot on fitness wise”.Unlike Harris, today’s Tipster Challenge guest Charlie McCann has gone for a race favourite in Wahiba, ridden by Andrea Atzeni, who he expects to “make all” despite a drop back in trip.The PR Manager for BetVictor will be hoping for a better return than on his previous Tipster Challenge outing at Wetherby last November, where he managed just a single race winner and 1.75 points. The competition is sponsored by professional in-house and third-party tipping resource Betting Gods.____________________________________2:20bettingexpert: Donny BelleRepresents shrewd connections and shaped well in finishing 3rd behind the impressive Validator on her debut at Thirsk.BetVictor: Gaelic SpiritThere was money for the filly on debut when she didn’t get home on good to soft ground. Today’s faster conditions will suit.____________________________________2:50bettingexpert: MeandmyshadowThis nine-year-old shaped really well when finishing 3rd at Doncaster one run back and had an excuse last time at Catterick.BetVictor: Wahiba (Nap of the Day)Made all from an 8lb lower mark at Yarmouth last time. Drop back in trip no inconvenience and taken to make all.____________________________________3:20bettingexpert: Seduce Me (Nap of the Day)Karl Burke has his team in top form at the moment and this filly should be spot on fitness wise after two promising runs on turf this season.BetVictor: Eula VarnerCandy yard in good form and if this filly settles she can improve for the step up to a mile on her handicap debut.____________________________________3:50bettingexpert: Another TouchComes into this on the back of two cracking efforts in big field handicaps and has ideal conditions at Nottingham.BetVictor: Another TouchTough and consistent and deserves to get his head in front having run well in defeat in two better races of late.____________________________________4:20bettingexpert: EntsarHad a progressive season last term and can handle this step up into listed class with the Haggas yard in terrific form..BetVictor: Playful SoundWinner in four of her five career starts with today’s pilot Ryan Moore the only jockey to have tasted defeat on the filly – clearly progressive.____________________________________4:50bettingexpert: Amadeus RoxLooks ready for a true test of stamina after shaping well in both handicaps he has contested this spring.BetVictor: Amadeus RoxAlan King trained the winner of this race four years ago and this step up in trip should suit.____________________________________5:20bettingexpert: Fantasy GladiatorHas not won since September 2015, but is now nearly a stone lower in the weights and has dropped a few hints of late that he was coming back to the boil.BetVictor: ShiratakiThis drop back in trip at Nottingham will suit a veteran who can make all under Molly King.____________________________________ StumbleUpon EveryMatrix ups CasinoEngine gamification tools with CompetitionLabs June 29, 2020last_img read more

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