More Positive Voices Needed

first_imgMore Positive Voices Needed UncategorizedNovember 28, 2008 RelatedMore Positive Voices Needed FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail More positive voices are needed in the society, to highlight the country’s achievements and to uplift communities.This was emphasised by Reverend Dr. Orville Neil, of the Church Without Walls, Oxford Road, Kingston, as he delivered the sermon at the recent St. Elizabeth Homecoming Foundation’s Service of Thanksgiving, held at the Barbary Hall Anglican Church.“When the things that are truly noble, uplifting and pure, are fast disappearing from the Jamaican landscape, we so desperately need to hear voices in our country, which will lift our people. Our popular music in Jamaica may be entertaining with all the latest dance moves, but is certainly not uplifting and ennobling,” he said.Dr. Neil pointed out that negative talks and reports are drowning the many good things that are happening in the society, and causing persons to despair and feel that hope is lost for them.“The parish of St. Elizabeth continues to be a ray of hope and an oasis in the midst of disenchantment in the society. The outstanding feature of the Homecoming Foundation, over the years, lies in the fact that it has been a people movement, a movement of concerned citizens working together for the betterment of the parish. It is time for persons and community groups to come together, by pooling resources to accomplish communal objectives,” he said.He commended the farmers in St. Elizabeth for not giving up on agriculture, pointing out that without a strong agricultural base, any form of prosperity would not last. He suggested that the parish should be used as a model for the rest of the society.“We need to remind ourselves that the great nations of the world became prosperous, because they made themselves sufficient in agriculture. Clearly, what is needed in Jamaica today is for more ambassadors of hope. We need to stir and build hope in the hearts of our fellow Jamaicans, once again,” Dr. Neil said. RelatedMore Positive Voices Neededcenter_img RelatedMore Positive Voices Needed Advertisementslast_img read more

Second wind for Humber, Teeside and UK energy industry

first_imgSecond wind for Humber, Teeside and UK energy industry £95 million government investment for 2 new offshore wind ports to be constructed in the Humber region and Teesside, creating 6,000 new jobsGE Renewable Energy first company confirmed to build new factory at the new Teesside portfirst major step in delivering Prime Minister’s green pledge to provide enough energy from offshore wind to power every home in the UK by 2030Two new ports on the Humber and on Teesside to build the next generation of offshore wind projects will be constructed as part of an up to £95 million investment to boost the UK’s world-leading industry and create 6,000 new jobs in the North, the government announced today (Thursday 11 March).Able Marine Energy Park, on the South Bank of the River Humber, will receive up to £75 million government investment, and Teesworks Offshore Manufacturing Centre, on the River Tees, will benefit from up to £20 million. Construction will begin later this year to upgrade the 2 ports with new infrastructure – helping to revitalise these historic industrial heartlands.Together these new ports will have the capacity to house up to 7 manufacturers to support the development of the next-generation offshore wind projects, substantially boosting the UK’s offshore wind manufacturing base while directly creating around 3,000 new jobs each.The first offshore wind manufacturer to invest in the Teesside port has also been confirmed by the government today.Thanks to Teesside receiving free port status, as well as government backing, GE Renewable Energy will build a new state-of-the-art offshore wind blade manufacturing factory at the site, which will directly create around 750 of the 3,000 high quality jobs created by the Teesside port and approximately 1,500 indirect jobs in the area. Due to open and start production in 2023, the blades produced by GE Renewables will be supplied to the Dogger Bank wind farm, located off the North East coast, which when completed in 2026 will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world and will be capable of powering up to 6 million homes.Today’s announcements are a huge leap forward in delivering the Prime Minister’s 10 Point Plan for a green industrial revolution and meeting his target to quadruple the UK’s offshore wind capacity to produce 40GW of energy from offshore wind by 2030 – enough to power every home in the country. This lays the groundwork for the UK to take advantage of the booming offshore market in the UK and internationally, support up to 60,000 jobs in the industry, and help eliminate the UK’s contribution to carbon emissions by 2050.Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:During the Industrial Revolution over 200 years ago, wind powered the sails of ships from the Humber and Teesside trading goods around the world.Now the Humber and Teesside will put the wind in the sails of our new green industrial revolution, building the next generation of offshore wind turbines whilst creating 6,000 new green jobs in the process.Our multi-million-pound investment in these historic coastal communities is a major step towards producing the clean, cheap energy we need to power our homes and economy without damaging the environment.The government funding will be provided through the £160 million investment to upgrade port infrastructure and support manufacturing announced by the Prime Minister in October 2020.Once complete, the 2 ports will have the capacity to support the development of up to 9GW of energy offshore wind projects each year – enough electricity to power around 8 million homes.Through the 2 new ports, businesses – including smaller suppliers – across the UK will be well-placed to win contracts and attract further investment from energy companies around the world, increasing their competitive standing on the global stage.Business and Energy Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said:The offshore wind sector is a major British industrial success story, providing cheap, green electricity while supporting thousands of good-quality jobs. While the UK has the largest installed capacity of offshore wind in the world, we are determined to ensure we are fully capturing the economic benefits in this country.To ensure our businesses, supply chain and high-skilled workforce can fully share in the sector’s success, today’s investment in the Humber region and Teesside will put the UK in pole position to land new offshore wind investors. In the process it will ramp up our domestic manufacturing base and create thousands of good jobs in our industrial heartlands.With the Humber region already home to 6 operational offshore wind farms including the largest one in the world – Hornsea One – and Teesside recently agreeing the world’s largest offshore wind turbine deal, these 2 regions are well-established offshore wind hubs.Today’s announcements will significantly speed up the development of the next generation of wind turbines in the UK and will be gateways to the rest of the world, making it easier for businesses to trade. This will create new opportunities for the Humber and Teesside to lead the world in new industrial sectors and low carbon technologies, significantly growing the UK’s offshore wind manufacturing supply chain.Peter Stephenson, Executive Chairman of the Able Group said:The government has set clear policies that provide the offshore wind sector with far greater certainty and market visibility. At the same time the sector itself has responded with remarkable innovations and cost reductions which now see it successfully competing with other energy sources.We will seek to maximise the benefits, locally and nationally, through increased UK content, new jobs and new opportunities for local businesses.Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said:This monumental deal reached today with GE Renewables, to bring their manufacturing facility to Teesside and create more than 2,000 local jobs, is a major step forward for my plan to bring skilled good-quality jobs to local people.Just last week our plans to regenerate the Teesworks site were turbocharged when the Chancellor gave the green light to the Teesside Freeport – the UK’s biggest freeport.The mark of the infant Hercules can still today be seen and felt across the world, but this is not our past. It is our today and our future. With this new beginning we will continue to build a new, clean green and brighter world.Councillor Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said:This further demonstrates the confidence in North Lincolnshire’s plans and is a clear commitment from government for levelling up in the north. This development directly create even more well-paid, highly-skilled jobs and drive further investment into the area.We have the skills and experience, and we are perfectly positioned as part of the development of this world-leading industry. The people of North Lincolnshire will benefit from this for many years to come.President and CEO of GE Renewable Energy Jerôme Pécresse said:This new plant will contribute to the development of an industrial cluster dedicated to offshore wind in the North East of England. We are delighted to announce such a commitment for the renewable energy industry, we believe it will help develop a strong talent pool through the hiring and more importantly training of future colleagues. The UK’s target to commission 40GW of offshore wind by 2030 is ambitious and requires that we invest in local production capabilities to accompany this effort.CEO of RenewableUK Hugh McNeal said:GE Renewable Energy’s new blade turbine manufacturing plant will transform a former steelworks site on Teesside into a high-tech clean energy powerhouse, creating thousands of highly-skilled jobs in our UK supply chain. This announcement marks the start of the next generation of offshore wind manufacturing.Together with planned stringent requirements on supporting UK manufacturers in government-backed renewables projects, the creation of new ports and the development of new factories will support industry to reach its target of 60% of offshore wind farm content coming from the UK supply chain.Last week, the Chancellor named both Teesside and Humberside as freeports – which will encourage free trade and bring investment to all regions of the country through lower taxes and cheaper customs.NotesWe have had significant interest in the offshore wind manufacturing investment programme which we opened in February and for which the first bidding window closed on Sunday 7 March. We are delighted that so many companies are keen to invest in the UK and construct new manufacturing facilities, creating new skilled jobs across our regions.About GE Renewable EnergyGE Renewable Energy is a $15 billion business which combines one of the broadest portfolios in the renewable energy industry to provide end-to-end solutions for our customers demanding reliable and affordable green power.Combining onshore and offshore wind, blades, hydro, storage, utility-scale solar, and grid solutions as well as hybrid renewables and digital services offerings, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400 gigawatts of clean renewable energy and equipped more than 90% of utilities worldwide with its grid solutions. With nearly 40,000 employees present in more than 80 countries, GE Renewable Energy creates value for customers seeking to power the world with affordable, reliable and sustainable green electrons. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Boris Johnson, British, carbon emissions, clean energy, environment, Government, industrial revolution, infrastructure, manufacturing, manufacturing facility, Prime Minister, renewable energy, Renewables, supply chain, sustainable, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

Denver Post Editorial: Federal funding crucial to university research

first_imgOur nation has proven time and time again that long-term partnerships yield long-term success. Achievements ranging from the space program, the development of the Internet, and the mapping of the human genome all demonstrate how partnerships among the federal government, higher education and the private sector can push innovation into the stratosphere and beyond.Read the whole story at the Denver Post website. Published: Nov. 11, 2013 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img

10 Years Later, Sideways Still Entertains with the Story of Miles…

first_imgFacebook AdvertisementThe Movie That Helped Put The Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country On The Map Celebrates A Decade Of Cult-Like Popularity In 2014(SANTA YNEZ VALLEY, Calif.) – In a single sentence, seven words to be exact, the character of Miles emphatically uttered the phrase, “I am not drinking any [EXPLETIVE] Merlot!” and in doing so immortalized the movie line that has been jokingly quoted countless times in tasting rooms, restaurants, and among friends nationwide since the movie Sideways premiered in 2004.Ten years later, the Oscar-winning film, which helped put the Santa Ynez Valley wine country on the map and revealed its penchant for producing luxurious and nuanced Pinot Noir among other varietals, remains a popular attraction that brings visitors to explore the same tasting rooms, restaurants, farms, and fields that drew Miles (Paul Giamatti) and Jack (Thomas Haden Church) to the Valley.To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the film, visitors can taste their way through the Santa Ynez Valley on the same path forged by Miles and Jack. Whether it’s sipping Pinot Noir at Kalyra Winery in Santa Ynez, encountering ostriches between Buellton and Solvang, exploring the barrel room at Firestone Winery, or playing golf at the River Course at The Alisal, visitors can recreate the Sidways road trip experience at more than a dozen of the film’s locations.Numerous tour companies offer guided tours to the various film locations throughout the Valley, while maps and information are available to those seeking a self-guided trip.For more information on the wineries, lodging options and other trip-planning resources for a Sideways celebration in the Santa Ynez Valley, visit the Santa Ynez ValleyBarely two hours from Los Angeles and a scenic four-hour drive from San Francisco, the Santa Ynez Valley feels worlds apart from both. With six distinct communities encompassing everything from classic California wine country to Northern European traditions to the very best of the Old West, the Santa Ynez Valley is home to endless possibilities. Here in and around the towns of Ballard, Buellton, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez and Solvang visitors will find more than 100 wineries, incredible food, special events and a unique, rich heritage. For more information, including a complete listing of restaurants, wineries, tasting rooms and events, go to Pinterest ReddIt Email Linkedin Home Industry News Releases 10 Years Later, Sideways Still Entertains with the Story of Miles &…Industry News Releases10 Years Later, Sideways Still Entertains with the Story of Miles & Jack’s Journey through the Santa Ynez ValleyBy Press Release – February 19, 2014 55 0 TAGSSanta Ynez ValleySideways Twitter Share Previous articleWine Enthusiast Magazine Unveils RedesignNext articleAfternoon Brief, Feb 19 Press Releaselast_img read more

Cipla to market ICMR approved IgG ELISA testing kit in India

first_img By EH News Bureau on October 28, 2020 CiplaCOVID-19 antibody detectionELIFastIgG ELISA testKARWA Add Comment ELIFast found to have specificity and sensitivity of 99.33 per cent and 92 per cent respectivelyCipla announced the commercialisation of antibody detection kits for COVID-19 in India in partnership with KARWA under the technology transfer from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).As part of this collaborative effort, Cipla will be responsible for the marketing and distribution of the SARS CoV-2-IgG antibody detection ELISA that will be manufactured by KARWA.  ICMR has provided the requisite technological know-how and process for developing the test kits to the approved manufacturers. The product will be marketed under the brand name ‘ELIFast’. Cipla’s expansive distribution network will help in ensuring the seamless supply of kits across the country. Supply will be undertaken through the channels approved by ICMR, to ensure equitable access.ELIfast has been validated and approved by ICMR and the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune. It is found to have specificity and sensitivity of 99.33 per cent and 92 per cent respectively. The kit is user friendly with a simple protocol with ready-to-use reagents and is compatible with common ELISA equipment. Read Article COVID-19 Updates News Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Adoption of AI/ML can disrupt healthcare services Cipla to market ICMR approved IgG ELISA testing kit in India Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Related Posts Share Comments (0) WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionalslast_img read more

Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit Recovers 130 Stolen Animals

first_imgPraedial Larceny Prevention Unit Recovers 130 Stolen Animals AgricultureMay 26, 2015Written by: Alecia Smith-Edwards FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedFarmers to be Trained in Environmentally-Friendly Practices Advertisements Story HighlightsMore than 130 stolen animals were recovered during a major operation conducted by the Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit in Clarendon on May 25.Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Assan Thompson, is reporting that over 60 heads of cattle, and 70 goats were recovered by the police.ACP Thompson made the disclosure while addressing a vehicle handover ceremony at the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, at its Hope Gardens location in Kingston, today (May 26). RelatedNIC Assisting Drought-Affected Farming Communitiescenter_img Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit Recovers 130 Stolen AnimalsJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Photo: Yhomo Hutchinson State Minister for Agriculture, Labour and Social Security, Hon. Luther Buchanan (centre), looks on as Executive Chairman of Lasco Affiliated Companies, Lascelles Chin (right), hands the keys of a new Toyota pickup to Head of the Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Kevin Francis, during a ceremony at the Hope Gardens offices of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, in Kingston today (May 26). Valued at over $4 million, the vehicle will be used to boost the operations of the Unit. RelatedMinister Kellier Hails Improvements at Appleton Estate More than 130 stolen animals were recovered during a major operation conducted by the Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit in Clarendon on May 25.Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Assan Thompson, is reporting that over 60 heads of cattle, and 70 goats were recovered by the police.“I was forced to send the mobile reserve overnight (to maintain custody of the animals)…the reports coming to me a short while ago is that the animals are safe. So during the course of the day, we will have them taken to a safe location,” he said.ACP Thompson made the disclosure while addressing a vehicle handover ceremony at the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, at its Hope Gardens location in Kingston, today (May 26).He also thanked the Ministry of Agriculture “for the support that they gave us overnight in acquiring space that we could store the animals.”In addition to this latest breakthrough, the Unit has been recording substantial successes, such as almost weekly arrests, since it was established within the Ministry of Agriculture three months ago.Citing a recent case, State Minister for Agriculture, Labour and Social Security, Hon. Luther Buchanan, noted that between May 8 and May 15, two operations were conducted in Clarendon, where two alleged pig thieves were arrested, and 21 persons were charged for various offences.He noted that the Unit has also facilitated numerous investigations related to farm theft across the island.“We believe we have got the right formula to help stem this scourge of praedial larceny. Our officers are working in conjunction with a network of their colleagues in the JCF and they have access to law enforcement resources islandwide, so we have Jamaica covered,” he said.In the meantime, the State Minister further welcomed the donation of the vehicle to the Unit by the Lasco Affiliated Companies, which he said will help in the Government’s relentless drive to combat praedial larceny.“This will serve to increase the mobility of our team and enhance their work in the field. With better and greater mobility, we intend to give this our best shot, getting into every nook and cranny of the island to ferret out those who believe they can reap what they did not sow,” he said.Executive Chairman of the Lasco Affiliated Companies, Lascelles Chin, said his company is pleased to have been able to donate the Toyota pickup valued at over $4 million.“To me, praedial larceny is one of the worst situations (affecting the agricultural sector). In donating the vehicle, it will help (to fight the scourge),” he said.The Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit was launched on March 12. Its work falls within the ambit of the Ministry of Agriculture, but its operations are executed under the direct responsibility of the officer in charge of all geographical divisions of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).last_img read more

EC looks to extend roaming rules by decade

first_img Deutsche Telekom loses appeal of Slovak fine Home EC looks to extend roaming rules by decade Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 24 FEB 2021 Author Related Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Industry CEOs join Europe green digital initiative EC details AI regulation plan Kavit Majithia Previous ArticleAsia, EMEA lead surge in 5G rolloutsNext ArticleEx-Nokia chief Suri lands at Inmarsat The European Commission (EC) proposed extending and improving regulation allowing citizens to roam without incurring additional charges when travelling in the bloc by another ten years after current rules expire in 2022.In a statement, the EC said the move was important in preparing for the future, at a time when non-essential travel was being discouraged. The proposed regulation covers the period from 2022 to 2032 and will also ensure “better roaming services for travellers”.The latter aim would be achieved by ensuring consumers are entitled to the same quality and speed of mobile connection at home and abroad, where equivalent networks are available.In addition, the new rules aim to secure efficient access to emergency services, including improving awareness about alternative means for people with disabilities and increasing consumer awareness on possible fees from using value-added services while roaming.Sustainable for operatorsThe landmark roaming regulations introduced in June 2017 abolished consumer surcharges for using mobile data across EU countries.To show its impact so far, the EC cited a new survey showing almost 170 million citizens had enjoyed roaming-free prices since 2017.It added that in mid-2019, data roaming usage had increased 17-times compared with the same period in 2016, before the abolition of surcharges.With the current rules set to expire on 30 June 2022, the EC believes conditions in the mobile market are still not conducive to sustain roam like at home for all businesses and consumers, therefore “it is important to extend” them.The regulator added it would ensure the new rules were also “sustainable for operators”, by looking at reducing wholesale roaming fees.“Inter-operator price caps are set at a level that allows operators to recover the cost of providing roaming services,” EC added. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back EU roamingEuropean Commissionlast_img read more

The Culture of Coffee

first_img Email While the Flathead Valley may not be synonymous with the coffee meccas of Portland or Seattle, it is a growing hub bristling with baristas and specialty beans, artisanal roasters and caffeinated connoisseurs.Local businesses have adopted socially conscious, environmentally friendly practices to ensure their coffee is certified fair trade and organic, while mavens of the macchiato have perfected the science of brewing a rich, flavorful cup.The region’s coffee industry and its raft of cafes cater to the tourism sector while ensuring that locals have a reliable source of satisfying stimulation.Here’s a look at the Flathead’s evolving culture of coffee._______________________________Zach Farnes, roastmaster at Montana Coffee Traders, pours coffee for a tasting on Jan. 18, 2018. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead BeaconBrewing to PerfectionEssential coffee-making tips, techniques and tools of the trade from a seasoned proBy Tristan ScottFrom his post at Azul Coffee Bar in Columbia Falls, barista Matthew Bussard is the personification of a purist — ritualistic and fastidious, simple yet refined.Still, he’s no snob. Call his style “upscale but accessible.” Just because he owns a custom tamper and engraved cupping spoon doesn’t diminish his passion for educating all kinds of folks on the properties that make coffee special, which is what makes a visit to his coffee cart inside Uptown Hearth such a treat — well, that and the coffee.>>>READ MORE_______________________________Zach Farnes, roastmaster at Montana Coffee Traders, shows dried coffee cherries on Jan. 18, 2018. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead BeaconArt of the RoastPerfecting their own precise processes, Flathead Valley coffee roasters transform the green seeds of coffee berries grown thousands of miles away into beloved java blendsBy Myers ReeceSimply put, a coffee bean is a fruit seed — a cherry pit of sorts — but it’s also clearly so much more. It’s the source of a liquid that is a morning necessity for many, an anytime treat for many others, an axis upon which business meetings and social gatherings revolve, an industry and a lifestyle, a culture unto its own.>>>READ MORE_______________________________Chris Farrell and Beth Karper, owners of Open Road Coffee Co., pictured in Columbia Falls on Jan. 19, 2018. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead BeaconCold Water, Coffee and an Old BusOpen Road Coffee is banking on the popularity of cold brewBy Justin FranzThe moment Chris Farrell and Beth Karper first tasted nitro cold brew coffee, they knew they had found something special. Now they’re sharing that special discovery through their Open Road Coffee Company, a cold brewer that is selling its chilled “magic in a cup” across the Flathead Valley.>>>READ MORE_______________________________Shea Fast, owner of Cowgirl Coffee in Whitefish on Jan. 19, 2018. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead BeaconOases of CaffeineCoffee huts dot the Flathead Valley, providing opportunity for business ownership and entrepreneurshipBy Molly PriddyThere’s a reason the idea of oases has such a pull on the imagination, a waypoint of plenty and just what you need to get moving again amidst an environment void of anything to keep you alive.>>>READ MORE Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more

Good Friday Agreement must be protected during Brexit discussions – McHugh

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Good Friday Agreement must be protected during Brexit discussions – McHugh Twitter Previous articleGerry Adams to outline timetable for departure as Sinn Fein leaderNext articleReport shows impact of homelessness on children News Highland Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Facebook Google+center_img Government Chief Whip and Donegal Minister Joe McHugh has told a cross-border trans-Atlantic initiative in Boston that the Good Friday Agreement must be protected “in all its forms” during Brext discussions.Minister McHugh said “Let’s be clear. We will not agree to a hard border in whatever form – personnel, technology, video cameras or physical infrastructure. We cannot go back.”“We are committed as an island; we don’t want that. We don’t want a scenario where a border comes back again.”The Minister was speaking at the Golden Bridges project event which brings together leaders in business, local government, education and other sectors from Donegal and Derry with their counterparts from Massachusetts.The Donegal Fine Gael TD said that the government would do everything possible to protect the Good Friday Agreement, with next year marking the 20th anniversary of the peace deal. Harps come back to win in Waterford RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ By News Highland – November 18, 2017 Pinterestlast_img read more

VOX Teens Offer Diverse Perspectives On Race

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