New federal sick leave law – who’s eligible, who’s not and…

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear By Elizabeth C. Tippett, Associate Professor, School of Law, University of Oregon | The ConversationOn March 18, President Donald Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act into law.The legislation is an emergency intervention to provide paid leave and other support to millions of workers sidelined by school closures, quarantines and caregiving.An obvious question you’re probably wondering is, “How will it affect me?”The bad news is that the law does not provide blanket coverage for all workers. Instead, it’s a confusing mess – legislative Swiss cheese, full of exceptions and gradations that affect whether you are covered, for how long and how much pay you can expect to receive.I study employment law and have combed through the bill to make sense of it. The law also provides emergency funding for unemployment insurance and subsidizes some employer health care premiums, but my focus here is on the core elements pertaining to sick and family leave.Here’s what I learned.Small, medium or largeTo figure out whether you are covered, the first thing you’ll need to answer is how many people work at your company.If your employer has 500 or more workers, it is excluded from the new law. Instead, workers at those companies will need to rely on any remaining sick leave benefits available under company policy or state law.Several states, including New York, California and Washington, are also considering emergency legislation tied to the coronavirus pandemic and may offer some relief for workers at these bigger companies. These workers can also make use of the 1993 Family and Medical Leave Act, which provides for unpaid leave if the employee or a family member falls seriously ill.In addition, some large employers have made new accommodations for their workers. Walmart, the nation’s largest employer, for example, has extended its sick leave benefits for hourly workers. And coffee chain Starbucks expanded its existing sick leave policy to provide paid leave of up to 26 weeks if an employee contracts COVID-19 and is unable to return to work.If your company employs fewer than 500 people, you should be covered by the new law. But there’s another exception: Businesses with fewer than 50 employees can make use of a hardship exemption if providing leave might put them out of business.School closuresAssuming your company is covered, the amount of leave available – and how much workers can expect to get paid – will depend on the reason you aren’t able to report to work or do your job remotely.Here’s where it gets really complicated.If you are stuck at home due to the closure of a child’s school or day care, you will be eligible for leave under two separate parts of the new law – paid sick leave and family and medical leave.Congress seems to have structured the law to allow working parents sidelined by a school closure to use both forms of leave at once. Parents would request up to 12 weeks of leave as family and medical leave for a school closure. But since this part of the law doesn’t offer pay until the third week, parents could use the new sick leave provisions to receive income for the first two weeks.Whether you’re using sick or family leave, you can expect to receive two-thirds of your usual pay, or up to US$200 per day. The money would come directly from your employer who will be reimbursed by tax credits.Alternatively, people could use the sick leave for the first two weeks and then take 12 weeks under family leave, for a total of 14 weeks, but that would include two weeks that are unpaid.If you have any available vacation or sick pay under your company’s policy, you may want to use that first since it typically provides full pay.What happens if you get sickWorkers who are directly affected by the new coronavirus can expect more generous income replacement – but only briefly.If you are under government-ordered quarantine or isolation, self-isolating at the instruction of a health care provider or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and seeking a medical diagnosis, you can make use of the new federal sick leave law for up to two weeks. During this time, you should receive your usual pay, capped at $511 per day.If you become seriously ill beyond two weeks, the new law does not offer additional paid leave. However, you may be eligible to take another 12 weeks of unpaid leave under the 1993 Family and Medical Leave Act. This covers only companies with more than 50 people and workers employed there for longer than 12 months. During this time, your job is protected, but you may be required to use any accrued sick leave or vacation available under company policy.The rules are similar if you are caring for someone who is under government-ordered quarantine or isolation or has been ordered to self-isolate by a health care provider. The only difference is that your income would be only two-thirds of your usual pay, capped at $200 a day, for two weeks.And again, if you are caring for a family member who becomes seriously ill, you may be able to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave under the 1993 act without losing your job.In normal times, legislation like this would have been considered broad and ambitious, but as the crisis deepens, its exclusions will likely leave vulnerable workers exposed. With another stimulus bill in the works, Congress will have another chance to help Americans whose lives have been turned upside down by this pandemic.This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! TAGSCoronavirussick leaveThe Conversation Previous articleHope CommUnity Center shares resources for residents who need assistance getting through COVID-19Next articleOrange County unemployment rate increases to 2.9% in January Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name herelast_img read more

Pop-out Studio / Hutchison & Maul Architecture

first_imgCopyAbout this officeHutchison & Maul ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasSeattlePavilionHouses3D ModelingUnited StatesPublished on August 21, 2012Cite: “Pop-out Studio / Hutchison & Maul Architecture” 21 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – Painted AluminumStonesCosentinoDekton® Surfaces – Chicago 444Exterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – CPXPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsHexapent Facade PanelDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Folding Door System – Rabel 3710 Super ThermalWall / Ceiling LightsLuminisCeiling Surface Lights – HollowcoreBenches / TablesUrbaStyleConcrete Bench – BoomerangMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  41 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Photographs “COPY” ArchDaily 2006 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Pop-out Studio / Hutchison & Maul Architecture CopyHouses•Seattle, United States Architects: Hutchison & Maul Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Save this picture!© Alan Abramowitz+ 64 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Alan AbramowitzText description provided by the architects. This small 2-story art studio replaces an even smaller, uninsulated, structurally unsound, rat-infested 2-car garage.With impending demolition, an opportunity was presented to cel¬ebrate the life of the anonymous building. Hundreds of holes were drilled into the building, resulting in a kaleidoscope interior during the daytime and a pumpkin lan¬tern at night. A party was held, and the next day the old garage was demolished.Save this picture!© Alan AbramowitzThe previous garage foundation was re-used for the new artist studio.The old crawl space was infilled with fill material to permit the installation of a new concrete slab on grade. A new courtyard space created by the insertion of the 2-story artist studio and the pre-existing 1912 farmhouse serves as an outdoor living room for the family. The new artist studio “pops out” in two directions, providing for covered firewood storage at one end and sheltered bicycle storage at the other end. The south wall of the old garage building is kept in place to serve as a screen wall to the adjoining property. The space defined by the old garage wall and the new artist studio serves as an entryway for the studio, and a courtyard space for doors to open out to. The 2-story structure provides for a loft space to look over the main level. While only 450 square feet, the studio provides ample working space for a husband and wife and their two children.Save this picture!Courtesy of Hutchison & Maul ArchitectureSave this picture!EmplazamientoProject gallerySee allShow lessVilla Asserbo: A Sustainable, Printed House That Snaps TogetherArticlesVenice Biennale 2012: StudioMK27 represents Brazil with “Peep”Articles Share Houses United States “COPY” Pop-out Studio / Hutchison & Maul ArchitectureSave this projectSavePop-out Studio / Hutchison & Maul Architecturelast_img read more

Victory for disability rights, motivation to fight still harder

first_imgActivists with disablities build solidarity with labor and community struggles.Photo: Alberto CardonaJuly marks the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The entire month has been declared Disability Pride Month in the U.S. A Disability Pride parade being organized for July 12 in New York by a coalition of disability rights groups has also been endorsed by several city agencies and elected officials. A Disability Pride event is also scheduled for Boston on July 22.How do disabled activists view this momentous anniversary and the perspective for the disabled liberation movement? WW canvassed a number of members of the Workers World Party People with Disabilities Caucus. Here are their views.Fighting right wing to pass ADABrian Shea, a long-time disability civil rights activist and founder of the WWP Disabilities Caucus, said of the ADA at a WWP forum on July 28, 2012:“The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted by Congress and signed into law in 1990. It is a civil rights law that prohibits, under certain circumstances, discrimination based on disability. The ADA defines disability as ‘a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.’ …“The right wing attacked this law even before it was passed. Outright bigots, such as Sen. Jesse Helms from North Carolina, tried to stop the momentum for passage of the ADA. They whipped up a frenzy and fear around people with AIDS, who are protected by the ADA. Helms and others tried to add to the ADA draconian restrictions on food service workers, concerns about sanitation or what illnesses could be contracted from food handlers that were unscientific. But activists organized to fight back — and stopped this.“The ADA represented significant gains. But it is important to remember that, like any other piece of legislation, it reflects the strength of the class struggle at that time. The right wing was able to whittle away some of the ADA’s important provisions, gutting much of Title 1 of the law, which prohibited discrimination in employment.“The ADA was won by fierce and protracted struggle by people with disabilities and their supporters. As with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the struggle now is to protect its gains, get it fully implemented and expand its scope,” Shea concluded.Because of the pressure of the disability rights movement, on Sept. 25, 2008, amendments to the ADA were passed. They emphasize that the definition of disability should be construed in favor of broad coverage of individuals to the maximum extent permitted by the terms of the ADA and generally shall not require extensive analysis. Important changes were made to the definition of the term “disability,” rejecting several Supreme Court decisions and portions of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s ADA regulations. These changes make it easier for an individual seeking protection under the ADA to establish that he or she has a disability.In a March 24, 2014, talk at a WWP International Women’s Day forum, wheelchair user Joyce Kanowitz, a senior and a poet, asked:“What is disability? How is it seen? With derision, compassion, bewilderment. Disability is the inability to live freely without restraints, either physical or mental.“Many disabilities go unnoticed or are assumed to be something they are not, like deafness. I’m going to steer away from the traditional view of disability and include in my list other forms not generally recognized as inhibiting mind and body. They are homelessness, incarceration, obesity, old age and various conditions of chronic health problems.“Before the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed, there was no access for the disabled on public transport. ­Betsey Gimbel, a courageous WWP Disability Caucus leader and secretary of Disabled in Action, who used a wheelchair, took on the city of New York to change this. She was undaunted by resistance from the bureaucrats. After several years, wheelchair lifts and ramps were installed on city buses and elevators in some subway stations.“Another fiery advocate for political change, who also uses a wheelchair, is Workers World Party founding member Rosie Neidenberg, who struggled and fought not for herself but for revolutionary change for others. In the 1950s she audaciously interrupted a red-baiting House Un-American Activities Committee hearing and today at the age of 94 still works faithfully every week on mailing out Workers World newspaper.“We have a disabled caucus which meets fairly regularly. You are welcome to join us here and at our demos. We need solidarity and unity in all of our struggles. It makes us strong. If you look at some of the photos of demos, you will see people in wheelchairs in the forefront.”Bill Bateman of Providence, R.I., diagnosed with bipolar depression, commented: “The ADA on paper was a huge victory for access to public places, public transportation and healthcare — physical and mental. However, like so many 20th century legal victories, many of its promises have become hollow and unkept due to lack of funding and unrelenting pressure from the ruling class and right wing to limit their scope and effect, and require a 21st century infusion of revolutionary energy from the masses.“To that aim, a two-part Providence-Boston Plan is being launched which will include a 21st century Economic Bill of Rights to guarantee funding of all human needs and a new Freedom Charter calling for special measures to guarantee the rights and power of people of color, whose legal victories in the 20th century are clearly no longer respected and upheld by the ruling class and forces of racism.”Joyce Chediac, who is hearing impaired and dyslexic and has provided care for several family members with disabilities, commented:“Full civil rights for people with disabilities is not just the concern of the individuals with disabilities. It is also a concern of their families and especially of women. When people with disabilities are denied the equality of opportunity, economic self-determination, full participation in life and independent living as outlined in the ADA, it is usually a female family member who steps in to fill the need as best she can.“This phenomenon has become so common among women in their 40s, 50s and 60s that sociologists use the term ‘sandwich generation’ to describe the squeeze many women feel as they exhaust themselves caring not only for their children, but also for their aging parents, siblings and friends with disabilities.”Jesse Lokahi Heiwa of Philadelphia recently suffered a stroke. A queer person of color active for social justice and a caregiver to an elder, he says: “The passage of the ADA was a result of the movement of people with disabilities boldly acting on behalf of their own lives and each other’s. This movement is a key component of what a socialist society would look like: inclusive of all, involving all, for all the people. While much has been done, there is much more to achieve. Join and move forward together. Venceremos.”Rene Imperato, a Vietnam veteran with several disabilities, including post-traumatic stress disorder, commented: “The safety of disabled people of color and disabled lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, especially those who use crutches and wheelchairs, is compromised by their skin color and their expression. All people have the right to self-defense by any means necessary. However, often disabled people have more limited options in how physically we can defend ourselves, especially disabled people of color and disabled LGBTQ people, who are the most ­targeted.“The scandalous non-application of the ADA at special events like concerts and sporting events is a fraudulent violation of the disabled’s right to equal access. We demand that all wheelchair ramps be inspected and be replaced or retooled when they no longer function. “Johnnie Stevens helped repair a school for disabled children in Puerta Esperanza, Cuba, while on a work brigade after hurricanes Gustavo and Ike. Stevens’ disability — dyslexia — made his videographic assignment, which required precise logging of seconds, minutes, hours, megabytes and terabytes, much more difficult and time-consuming. But the Cubans were patient. He completed the video and received an award.Stevens submitted an excerpt from a post by Vilissa Thompson, “#CharlestonStrong: Thoughts from a disabled Black South Carolinian,” about the massacre of nine African Americans last month in a Charleston church:“These past two weeks have been very emotional for me, and as always, writing about my feelings and thoughts has been therapeutic. … My heart was troubled by the growing number of ‘excuses’ people and the media were making about the shooter’s actions. He was taught to hate; he was taught to think of Black people as disposable; he saw Black people as inferior, not human; he saw Black people as ones who were ‘taking’ his white women and staining the integrity of the nation. He was not mentally ill, as some always claim when white men conduct domestic terrorist acts on [U.S.] American soil. He was of sound mind, he was well aware of the devastation he would be inflicting on those families, the church community, the city of Charleston, the state of South Carolina and the nation. He knew the level of fear and pain he had the power to create, as well as the power to not create. He chose to express his hatred for Black people that day, and it was deliberate.”The great Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s produced legislation like the Civil Rights Bill of 1964 and the Voting Rights Bill of 1965. Some of these “inalienable” rights of African Americans should have been made legally secure 100 years earlier, after the Civil War and the passage of the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments.Today, a mass struggle aims at obliterating the racist Confederate flag. The ADA, a concession wrested from the 1%, must also be enforced and expanded with relentless, continued mass struggle, just as a union fights to enforce a contract won from the bosses through struggle.Edward Yudelovich, a WWP People with Disabilities Caucus organizer, has an emotional disability.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Meat Production Today is Environmentally Sustainable

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleThe Blame the Farmer GameNext articleEarly Season Weed Pressure Extreme This Year   Gary Truitt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SHARE Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 All quotes are delayed snapshots Facebook Twitter Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 Home Indiana Agriculture News Meat Production Today is Environmentally Sustainable How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Minor Changes in June WASDE Report Meat Production Today is Environmentally Sustainable Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 By Gary Truitt – Apr 19, 2015 Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 National Pork Producers Council President Ron Prestage says while it’s true that farmers who grow crops use less water and pesticides today – but livestock and poultry farmers have done their part to become more environmentally friendly – too. In the U.S. pork industry – Prestage says hog farmers have cut their carbon footprint by 35-percent in the past 50-years while reducing water usage by 41-percent and the amount of land needed by 78-percent. He says these reductions have come through production efficiencies – including 33-percent pig feed efficiency over the past 50-years.Prestage says pork producers have done all of this and more with significantly increasing meat production. This year alone – he says 68,000 hog farms are expected to produce more than 22-billion pounds of pork compared to 12-billion pounds produced by more than 1-million farms in 1965. Prestage urges everyone to remember that modern livestock and poultry production is environmentally sustainable and the farmers who produce U.S. pork, beef and chicken are among the best stewards of natural resources. Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 Name Sym Last Change STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribelast_img read more

Senate Banking Committee Mulls Powell and Montgomery Noms

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago November 27, 2017 1,705 Views David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The U.S. Senate Banking Committee will be setting its sights on a pair of high-profile nomination hearings on Tuesday morning. First up, the Committee will meet in Executive Session beginning at 9:45 a.m. EST to vote on several nominations, perhaps most notably that of Brian Montgomery as Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Following that, at 10 a.m. EST, the Banking Committee will conduct a full open-session hearing on the nomination of Jerome Powell as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.President Trump nominated Powell as Fed Chair on November 2. A Federal Reserve Board governor who previously worked as a private-equity executive, Powell would succeed current Fed Chair Janet Yellen. After Powell’s nomination, Yellen announced on November 20 that she would be resigning from the Federal Reserve Board in February 2018, rather than serving out the remainder of her term through 2024.Powell’s nomination is largely expected to meet little resistance in the Senate. Although Powell is a Republican and was nominated by President Trump, Democrats voted for him almost unanimously in 2012 and 2014 when he was nominated for the Fed board by President Obama.During a June 1 speech to the Economic Club of New York, Powell said, “While the recent performance of the labor market might warrant a faster pace of tightening, inflation has been below target for five years and has moved up only slowly toward 2%, which argues for continued patience, especially if that progress slows or stalls.”As for Brian Montgomery, he is currently Vice Chairman of The Collingwood Group, a Washington D.C.-based advisory firm that he co-founded, and he previously served as Federal Housing Administration commissioner under former President George W. Bush. His supporters include the Mortgage Bankers Association, which urged the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee to pass Montgomery’s nomination in a letter this past September. In the letter, David H. Stevens, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association said, “MBA applauds the nomination of Brian Montgomery to lead the Federal Housing Administration. His previous experience will serve him well in this position. I hope the Senate will move quickly to confirm Brian and we look forward to working with him.”During his October testimony before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Montgomery said, “Some of my Republican friends and colleagues still ask why I agreed to serve in a Democratic Administration and my answer has always been the same: they asked for my help. It was that simple. Now when I’m asked why I would want to return to HUD, the answer is just as simple: I believe I can make a positive difference.” Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago assistant secretary for housing Brian Montgomery Department of Housing and Urban Development executive session fed chair Federal Housing Administration federal housing commissioner Federal Reserve System FHA HUD Jerome Powell Senate Banking Committee 2017-11-27 David Wharton Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Home / Daily Dose / Senate Banking Committee Mulls Powell and Montgomery Noms Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Journal, News Senate Banking Committee Mulls Powell and Montgomery Nomscenter_img  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Previous: Protecting Mortgage Consumers from Watchful Eyes Next: Senate Banking Committee Votes Yes on Brian Montgomery Nomination The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: assistant secretary for housing Brian Montgomery Department of Housing and Urban Development executive session fed chair Federal Housing Administration federal housing commissioner Federal Reserve System FHA HUD Jerome Powell Senate Banking Committee Share Save Subscribelast_img read more

Portnoo native’s sons were NY storm’s youngest victims

first_img Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th A special memorial mass is to be held in St Conal’s Church, Kilclooney on the same day that the funeral takes place of two boys who died when they were swept from their mother’s arms in Staten Island, New York last week during Superstorm Sandy. They were the youngest victims of the storm.Four year old Connor Moore and his two year old brother Brandon were the sons of Damien Moore, originally from Portnoo, where his parents still live after returning from the US. Their mother Glenda was trying to get the boys to her mother’s Brooklyn home when her pick up truck was toppled by the wind, and as she tried to wade to safety through the floods, both boys were wrenched from her grasp and washed away.Damien was working for the city council when the tragedy happened.Father Philip Daly, the curate in Kilclooney which serves Portnoo says the boys’ grandparents will not be able to travel to the US for their funeral, so a special simultaneous mass will take place in Donegal. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Portnoo native’s sons were NY storm’s youngest victimscenter_img By News Highland – November 5, 2012 Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic News Previous articleCutliffe says SUSI must be reviewed after long delaysNext articlePortnoo priest speaks on Shaun Doherty Show about NY tragedy News Highland Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Storm Ali: Gusts of 81km an hour recorded in Malin Head

first_img Previous articleNew survey reveals how we like our tea in Donegal!Next articleToyota could be an option for Kris Meeke in 2019 News Highland Facebook Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Thousands of home and businesses across Donegal remain without power this afternoon as Storm Ali continues to batter the North West. Gale force winds and gusts of 81km an hour have been recorded in Malin head within the last hour.A number of fallen trees have also been reported across Donegal resulting in a number of road closures with motorists advised to drive with extreme care.The latest from Met Eireann: Pinterest Storm Ali: Gusts of 81km an hour recorded in Malin Head Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp By News Highland – September 19, 2018 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Gardai detect driver travelling at 124km/h in icy conditions

first_img WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Gardai detect driver travelling at 124km/h in icy conditions Twitter Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Gardai in Donegal are appealing to road users to adhere to the speed limits, as road conditions are poor or icy.It comes as Buncrana Roads policing unit detected a driver travelling at 124km/h in a 100km/h yesterday evening.Roads remain icy this morning with black ice reported on a number of roads around the county.Meanwhile, Donegal County Council say all Donegal routes have been gritted again since 6 o clock this morning. Homepage BannerNews Previous articlePolice received 1,004 calls for service across NI in 24 hoursNext articleRaffaele Cretaro announces retirement from League of Ireland football News Highland By News Highland – January 2, 2021 Pinterest Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

World’s largest peanut boil underway

first_imgLatest Stories Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Tew is among the many Pike Countains who “traditionally” make the trek to their county neighbor and this year, Morrell said, hopes are that the Shriners have enough peanuts to last until Sunday.“We got 16 tons and then went back and got another four tons,” he said. “That’s about all that we can hold out to boil and we hope the peanuts hold out until every customer is served.” You Might Like Pike Co. man confesses to Brundidge AC unit theft A Pike County man confessed Thursday to the theft of a six-ton air conditioning unit from a business on Highway… read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The crowd was steady Thursday afternoon and Richard Tew of Brundidge was among those in line. He was an early bird because he didn’t want to be left with an empty bag like had happened to him once before.“I called this morning to make sure they were selling today and they told me that they had actually started selling yesterday,” Tew said. “I came right on over. One time I missed out and I didn’t want that to happen again.”Tew said he has been making the 35-minute drive to Luverne for years.“It’s easier than pulling, cleaning and boiling peanuts yourself and, too, the Shriners peanuts are always good,” he said. “I bought four bags and they won’t make it to the freezer.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skip Progress has come to the World’s Largest Peanut Boil in Luverne.The boiling pots of old have given way to tanks that hold about 400 gallons of water and about 480 pounds of peanuts.While the customers seemed a little “nostalgic” about the change, those who stand over the boiling pots stirring them with boat paddles don’t mind a bit. Email the author Book Nook to reopen “The boiling time is about the same as with the small pots but you can boil so many more peanuts at one time .. yeah, we like it,” said Shelton Morrell, president of the sponsoring Crenshaw County Shrine Club. “The peanuts come off in about two and a half hours just like before but, when you’ve got 20 tons to boil, these tanks are the way to go.”Morrell said the brine had to be poured off after each boiling in the small pots compared to only three times with the tanks.The World’s Largest Peanut Boil is a Labor Day tradition for most folks within driving distance of Luverne and for a lot of travelers going to and coming from the beaches. And even before the first batch of peanuts have cooked off and are sacked people are standing waiting. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits World’s largest peanut boil underway Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 9:21 pm Thursday, September 2, 2010 Print Article Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are…last_img read more

Spring property market bounce ‘peters out’ as Brexit drags on

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Spring property market bounce ‘peters out’ as Brexit drags on previous nextHousing MarketSpring property market bounce ‘peters out’ as Brexit drags onLatest figures from the Halifax show a second month of weakening house prices as the UK’s exit from the EU continues to bite hard into buyer and seller confidence.Nigel Lewis8th August 20190507 Views House prices will remain flat until Brexit is sorted out and buyer and seller confidence returns to the market, the latest house price index from the Halifax reveals.Its report shows prices softening for the second month in a row and that the average house price is £236,120, which is 0.2% lower than a month ago.Jonathan Hopper, managing director of Garrington Property Finders (left), says: “The Spring bounce is morphing into a Summer slump.Two consecutive months of falling average prices – modest though the drops were – show how the brief flurry of momentum seen in late Spring has petered out.”The Managing Director of Halifax, Russell Galley, says the market will continue ‘treading water’ until buyer and seller worries holding the market back are lifted.“That said, it’s worth remembering that while economic uncertainty continues to weigh on the market, the overall trend actually remains one of comparative stability,” he says.“In the longer term, there is unlikely to be step change in market activity until buyers and sellers see some form of resolution to the current economic uncertainty.”Crunch timeBroker Andrew Montlake of Coreco, says: “Equally, with the odds of no-deal shortening by the day, it’s crunch time for UK bricks and mortar. The impact of no-deal brexit on the UK property market is thick in the air.“The consensus appears to be that the property prices will suffer if we exit the EU without a deal. But if ‘no-deal’ is more a damp squib than end of the world then the property market could rediscover its mojo.”Halifax Garrington Property Finders Brexit coreco mortgage brokers August 8, 2019Nigel 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