PARC describes Kerry Council’s drink drive motion as ridiculous

first_img Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Pinterest A Donegal based road safety campaigner has called a Kerry County Council motion calling for rural people to be allowed to drink and drive as ridiculous.Kerry Cllr Danny Healy Rae has said that in certain circumstances people should be allowed to drink – in moderation – and then drive afterwards.He says permit holders would have to keep their speed down and stick to infrequently used roads.Cllr Healy Rae’s motion was passed at a meeting yesterday by a margin of five votes to three – the rest of the councillors were either absent or abstained.Susan Grey from PARC says there isn’t even a debate around the issue:[podcast][/podcast] Previous articleSinn Fein expresses concern over planned Castlederg flag protestNext articlePolice attacked and injured by Derry flag protestors News Highland Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – January 22, 2013 HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+center_img News Facebook PARC describes Kerry Council’s drink drive motion as ridiculous Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal WhatsApp Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

Lack of urgency could doom the future development of an ‘intelligent bank’

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The status quo in retail banking is tottering. It’s under siege from new technologies, new consumer expectations, new competitors and new regulations. This has forced banks and credit unions to modify their business models, re-prioritize investments, change products and services offered and ramp up innovation efforts. There has also been a rethinking of distribution options, with digital channels significantly increasing in importance.These shifts are reflected in the sixth iteration of a study of the future of retail banking conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit, on behalf of Temenos. Until this year, the changes in consumer behavior were believed to be the primary impetus for changes in retail banking strategies. For the first time, the key driver for change is considered to be new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, the Internet of Things and other technologies underpinned by data and advanced analytics. And the forecast from those surveyed is that the importance of new technologies will only get greater in the future (2020 to 2025). This is reinforced by the importance of regulations on data technology – which is also projected to increase in the longer view. continue reading »last_img read more

Governor Wolf: Restore Pennsylvania Will Help Cambria County Battle Blight

first_img Economy,  Environment,  Infrastructure,  Press Release,  Restore Pennsylvania Johnstown, PA – Governor Tom Wolf outlined the components of the most aggressive infrastructure plan in generations, Restore Pennsylvania. The governor’s plan will help communities like Johnstown address blight, expand broadband access, mitigate the effects of localized flooding, and expand green infrastructure, restoring communities after long neglect.“My vision for Pennsylvania includes vibrant towns and cities with new development, opportunities in rural and disadvantaged areas, and a modern, interconnected commonwealth,” said Governor Wolf. “Unfortunately, after decades of neglect and declining federal investment, Pennsylvania is falling behind, and we need a bold plan to get us back on track.”To achieve these goals, Governor Wolf announced an ambitious infrastructure initiative, Restore Pennsylvania, funded by the monetization of a commonsense severance tax. Restore Pennsylvania will invest $4.5 billion over the next four years in significant high-impact projects throughout the commonwealth to help catapult Pennsylvania ahead of every state in the country in terms of technology, development, and infrastructure.Encompassing new and expanded programs to address five priority infrastructure areas including high speed internet access, storm preparedness and disaster recovery, downstream manufacturing, business development, and energy infrastructure, demolition, revitalization, and renewal, and transportation capital projects, Restore Pennsylvania projects will be driven by local input about community needs. Projects identified by local stakeholders will be evaluated through a competitive process to ensure that high priority, high impact projects are funded and needs across Pennsylvania are met.“I am encouraged by Governor Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania initiative. Our city can greatly benefit from efforts focused on improved infrastructure and eliminating blight,” said Melissa Komar, Executive Director, Johnstown Redevelopment Authority. “We are a proud community that has always been defined by rebirth and resiliency. Our goal is to continually create a more robust economy in our county. We look forward to working with the governor and his administration on the implementation of this initiative to create a better Johnstown and Cambria County.”“The Restore Pennsylvania plan will allow for communities across the commonwealth to invest into their neighborhoods and create a safer and more robust region, which will allow them to attract new residents and businesses, and we look forward to seeing how Restore Pennsylvania will benefit Cambria County and its municipalities like the City of Johnstown,” said Renee Daly, Executive Director, Redevelopment Authority of Cambria County.In Johnstown, the governor outlined how Restore Pennsylvania will help the city and Cambria County address blight. There are approximately 1,800 blighted properties in Cambria County,and the municipalities where these properties are located are not able to fund the demolitions themselves.Demolition, Revitalization, and RenewalBlight Demolition and RedevelopmentRestore Pennsylvania will increase resources for addressing blight by providing financial resources at the local level to establish land banks and acquire and demolish blighted buildings in order to create new development opportunities or provide new green space. The funding will be administered by entities established by the legislature as land banks or demolition funds.Brownfield Clean-UpRestore Pennsylvania will provide funding to ensure the continuation of Pennsylvania’s Brownfields program, ensuring that more sites can be returned to use for recreation, or returned to the tax rolls as commercial, residential, or industrial sites.Contaminant RemediationRestore Pennsylvania will fund expanded efforts to remove lead and other contaminants from communities.Green InfrastructureRestore Pennsylvania will provide significant new funding to enable new environmental projects and new recreational opportunities across the state, including infrastructure and maintenance in state parks, creation and revitalization of new local parks, and funding for new hiking, biking, and ATV trail projects.View the full Restore Pennsylvania plan here. February 06, 2019 Governor Wolf: Restore Pennsylvania Will Help Cambria County Battle Blightcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

London earns new Middlesex contract

first_imgMiddlesex have handed Adam London a contract until the end of next season and signed bowler Gurjit Sandhu on a two-year professional deal.London’s one-year extension is his reward for a successful return from the serious knee injury which kept him out for much of last term.Sandhu, who made his first-class debut for Middlesex this year against Sri Lanka, played virtually a full season for the second XI and took 44 wickets in all matches.AdChoices广告The left-arm seamer is a product of the Middlesex academy and plays club cricket for Eastcote.Middlesex’s managing director of cricket Angus Fraser said: “This time last year Adam was recovering from a serious knee operation and it took him a fair part of last summer for his rehabilitation to be completed.“Adam finished the 2011 season strongly in the second XI and all the cricket management believe he has the potential to force his way into the first team over the coming years.”Fraser added: “I was delighted to offer Gurjit a professional contract as it is something he has worked extremely hard for and deserves.“After leaving Middlesex’s academy Gurjit spent last winter training with our professional staff. He benefitted hugely from the experience as his performances in the second XI highlighted.“He is a cracking young lad with an excellent work ethic who is getting stronger all the time. Left-arm swing/seam bowlers are relatively rare and his bowling will offer us variety in years to come.”last_img read more