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Up to 75,000 people are set to receive vaccine this week

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook By News Highland – March 22, 2021 Twitter Pinterest Previous articleSerious concern over Covid rise in DonegalNext articleEmergency services praised for major search operation News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ WhatsApp Up to 75 thousand people are set to receive a covid vaccine this week.The over 75s are now receiving their first dose.It comes as European leaders are considering a vaccine export ban from the EU due to ongoing supply problems with AstraZeneca.Fianna Fail MEP Billy Kelleher believes it needs to be done in the interest of fairness.Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/kelleher9am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 center_img Google+ Facebook Pinterest Up to 75,000 people are set to receive vaccine this week RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more


May 25, 2021 0

News story: Windrush compensation scheme consultation launched

first_imgIt will run for 12 weeks and be open to those who have suffered loss or difficulty as a result of not being able to prove their status in the UK as well as friends, family and representatives of those affected.The consultation document has been shaped by the more than 650 responses to a 4-week call for evidence which was run to help understand the experiences of members of the Windrush generation and other long resident Commonwealth nationals. It has also taken into account information gathered through engagement events that have been held across the country. The process has been overseen by Martin Forde QC who has acted as an independent adviser on the shaping of the scheme.Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, said: who should be eligible for compensation what losses should be compensated for how the process should work. A consultation on the design of a future Windrush compensation scheme has been launched by the Home Secretary today (Thursday 19 July 2018).The Home Secretary notified Parliament of the launch in a written ministerial statement published this morning. The consultation covers 3 core elements: People will be able to take part in the consultation online, via post or over the phone. The Home Office will also be holding and attending events around the country to give people the opportunity to discuss the consultation form with a member of the compensation scheme team face to face.The consultation will close on 11 October.The Home Secretary has also announced today that the terms of reference and methodology for the lessons learned review have been published. The terms of reference, which have been laid in the House and published on GOV.UK set out 6 objectives for the review: What were the key legislative, policy and operational decisions which led to members of the Windrush generation becoming entangled in measures designed for illegal immigrants. What other factors played a part. Why these issues were not identified sooner. What lessons the organisation can learn to ensure it does things differently in future. Whether corrective measures are now in place; and if so, an assessment of their initial impact. What (if any) further recommendations should be made for the future. Today marks an important milestone in our efforts to right the wrongs experienced by the Windrush generation – who have made such a massive contribution to the UK. Along with the other measures I have announced, the compensation scheme will help rectify the injustices of the past. I want a scheme that is fair, comprehensive and accessible – but we must listen to those affected and ensure we get it right. That is why we have launched the consultation – and I encourage anyone who has been affected to have their say on how it should work. The terms, which have been approved by the review’s independent adviser Wendy Williams, also state that the intention is for the report to be published by 31 March 2019.last_img read more


April 20, 2021 0

Oral Tracey: Protect Taylor from ‘burn out’

first_imgBoys and Girls’ Champs 2016 is now done and dusted. Once again, it showcased brilliance as Jamaica continues to lead the world in the systemic production of young track-and-field talent. With two early individual records in the 200 and the 400 metres, along with an overall four gold medals, Christopher Taylor of Calabar High was undoubtedly the most dominant athlete on show. The precocious 16-year-old talent must be looked at beyond the scope of setting Champs records and lifting the Mortimer Geddes Trophy for Calabar. Taylor’s supreme talent is a rare gift to be nurtured and showcased by Jamaica for the wider world. Many observers, myself included, are seriously concerned for the future of Taylor in term of realising his potential as a genuine world beater. The World Youth champion over 400 metres is in his fourth year at Calabar High, where he has been nothing but a fearless and aggressive competitor and a champion. He competed in 10 races at Champs 2016 and was flat out in at least eight of those runs. Outside of the physical rigours of doing so much work at such a young age with such a frail physical structure, the possibility of physical, mental, and psychological burnout of this young gem is a clear and present danger. In terms of making the successful transition to the senior level, it is a potentially lethal combination to be as talented as Taylor at such and early age and to attend a Champs-chasing school like Calabar. Rising to the pinnacle of personal performances and team achievements, 14- and 15-year-old provides for a lofty emotional ride for any young athlete. The satisfaction of excelling repeatedly at Champs from such a very early age could be debilitating for the development and transition process of a special young athlete like Taylor. The story has been told of a former Champs star who instructively also attended Calabar and was competing at a World Junior Championships. When he was approached by his national coach with words of motivation and encouragement before the start of his event, the youngster’s response was: “Coach, it’s not Champs, but I will try my best.” The scary history is there for all to see. None of our current senior international male world beaters were outstanding Champs stars at Class Three and represented Champs-winning teams. The athletes who make the transition are generally not from the top Champs schools and generally were not Class Three standouts. Usain Bolt never won at Class Three and competed for William Knibb; Asafa Powell never won at Champs, he went to Charlemont High; Yohan Blake was a big star at Champs for St Jago, but not at Class Three. As great as Taylor is as an athlete, and as a ruthless as he is as a competitor, he is still human and it would a be a tragedy of immense proportion if this youngster – who is already the best in the entire world at his age group – does not make the successful transition to the senior ranks. He is the most special athlete to emerge from the Jamaican production line since Bolt and while the dynamics are different, we must remember that there were moments along the way when we almost lost Bolt. Just as was done for Bolt, Taylor should be protected from ‘burn out”. One more year in school maximum to facilitate the completion of his physical development, then the deliberate and meticulous process should begin of moulding Taylor into the international star he is destined to be.last_img read more


January 20, 2020 0