GC to amend licensee reporting requirements from 31 October

first_img Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Lottery Sports betting Slots Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 30th July 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle GC to amend licensee reporting requirements from 31 October The British Gambling Commission has published the results of a consultation about data collection, implementing new measures to reduce and standardise the data it collects from 31 October. The British Gambling Commission has published the results of a consultation about data collection, implementing new measures to reduce and standardise the data it collects from 31 October.This consultation dealt with a number of proposed changes the Commission said would “make data requirements more efficient for licensees” as well as for itself.The Gambling Commission received 70 responses to the 12-week consultation, of which 50 came from licensees, seven from trade associations, three from charitable, non-profit or academic organisations, six from the public and four from other respondents.Among the changes was one allowing the Commission to “specify the form and manner” of the reporting of possible offences. In addition to standardising data, the Commission said this would “reinforce the principle that responsibility for meeting the licence condition rests with licensees, not third parties”.The regulator said the reaction to this proposal was positive, but some respondents expressed concern that the manner required should not be “overly burdensome” and that required timescales for reporting would also make the process clearer.The Commission created a standardised template for reporting, but rejected the idea of introducing timescales.“We recognise that, in many instances, licensees will want to undertake due diligence to investigate the nature and scale of a potential breach,” it said. “We do not, for this reason, think it practical to impose a ‘one size fits all’ time limit on reporting issues of known or suspected offences.”Another change involved removing or simplifying a large amount of the data licensees are required to report, including only requiring aggregate non-GB revenue data rather than breaking this down by game and sport and that gaming machine sale requirements will be simplified, with the Commission just asking the total value of these sales.“Overall, respondents welcomed the reduction in datapoints and commented that streamlining our data requirements would improve operational efficiency for licensees,” the Commission said. Some respondents were concerned the reduced collection would have adverse effects on the Commission’s knowledge of the gambling sector and one said that the breakdown of non-GB betting data by sport was important for integrity reasons. The regulator, however, said “the removal of these data points will have negligible impact on our understanding of the gambling industry”.Furthermore, the Commission proposed creating a new license condition requiring land-based casinos to report “systematic or organised” money lending. The regulator said this change was again received positively but that some respondents asked for definitions of terms including “systematic or organised money lending”.However, one respondent stated that there is no evidence that systematic or organised money lending is currently an issue within gambling premises, and if it did occur it should be reported to the police, and then to the Commission as a key event as required for criminal matters. Therefore, the respondent argued, this new licence condition would prove unnecessary.Another respondent asked why the licence condition should not also apply to online gambling. However, Commission opted to not make any major changes to the proposal.Operators must now report any data breaches that “affects the confidentiality of customer data” or prevents the licensee’s customers or staff from accessing their accounts for longer than 12 hours, a reduction from the 24 that was previously required.In addition, the Commission proposed a change to “put beyond doubt that [it] expect[s] domains covered by ‘white label’ arrangements to be included in the reporting of the commencement or cessation of trading on website domains”. This, it said, was positively received.Other proposed changes including removing certain “key events” to be reported by operators regarding matters including audits and key people taking new roles. However, the Commission also proposed adding  the need to report any criminal investigations by a law enforcement agency involving persons in a “key position” or bankruptcies by shareholders with more than 3% of company shares.A new licence condition, to report any “actual or potential breaches” of money laundering regulations led to questions from respondents of whether customers providing insufficient source-of-funds evidence would need to be reported, but the Commission clarified that this was unnecessary.Further changes included removing the requirement for operators to notify the Commission of persons they have authorised to offer football or on-course horse racing pool betting. These were positively received, with respondents noting it would streamline data collection without reducing oversight.The changes will come into effect on 31 October.In addition, the Commission published responses to a consultation on the information licensees must display to the public on their websites.Earlier this year, the Commission launched a consultation process on the display of licensed status for licensees, over proposals to standardise the type of information that must be displayed on operator and supplier websites, as well as requiring charitable lotteries to display their licensed status as well.“Our objective in making these changes is to improve visibility of a licensee’s licensed status for consumers of remote gambling products, supporting our work to keep gambling fair and safe,” the Commission said. “Standardisation of the form of displayed licensed statuses will also enable us to better use data tools when we carry out compliance activity to check the licensed status of a gambling website or mobile application.”The regulator received 30 responses to the 12-week consultation, with 20 from licensees, three from trade associations, four from charities, one from a member of the public and two from other contributors. Although the Commission said it received “broad support” for the changes, noting that respondents believed they would “provide more clarity for consumers on whether a website or mobile application was licensed,” it also made a number of changes.Some respondents argued that there may be technical issued in maintaining the link to the Gambling Commission website in its licence information.Of these, one also suggested that licensees should be required to list their account number rather than licence number, as the former was less likely to change. This suggestion was taken on board and will become part of the new changes to display of status requirements.“ Account numbers remain constant, whereas licence numbers are incrementally changed when there is a variation in aspects of a licensee’s licence,” the Gambling Commission said. “Using an account number instead of licence number will reduce the burden on licensees to update their screens when such changes occur.”Another respondent suggested that licensed status should not appear on “play screens” as this would prove too difficult to implement. The Commission said the rule would only apply to screens where gambling products can be accessed, but inclusion on play screens would be encouraged.Other respondents questioned whether the change to requirements for society lotteries were also meant to apply to external lottery managers (ELMs), who make arrangements for a lottery on behalf of a society or local authority. The Commission took this into account by clarifying that these managers are also required to display this information.“We will only require the ELM to display their own licensed status, which will be less burdensome and more practical than requiring them to display the licensed status of all the lotteries they make arrangement for,” it said.In addition, a respondent suggested that a charity website that links to a society lottery site should include a statement explaining what percentage of lottery sales go towards the charity’s causes.The Commission said this was “outside the scope of this consultation” but may be considered in its consultation on society lotteries.The changes summarised in this response will take effect on 31 October 2020 and will apply to all remote B2C licensees, remote B2B licensees and those holding society lottery licences.Yesterday, the Commission a series of other changes on society lotteries came into effect. These changes include raising the limit on draw proceeds from £4m to £5m, the annual aggregate proceeds limit from £40m to £50m and the limit on individual prizes from £400,000 to £500,000. Regions: UK & Ireland Tags: Online Gambling Slot Machines Email Addresslast_img read more

Top 14: What’s going on at Castres?

first_img“After two seasons of success one might say the squad is resting on its laurels,” conceded Lamerat after the La Rochelle thumping. Asked if he feared Castres could be bound for ProD2 he replied: “I’m not really afraid of relegation for the moment.”He shouldn’t be, for the season is still young. But Lamerat and his teammates knows Castres must find a way out of this ‘negative spiral’, and soon. It trapped Biarritz in the first weeks of last season and eventually took the 2010 Heineken Cup finalists all the way into ProD2. TAGS: Highlight The talk of late has been about Toulouse but what of another French club slipping towards the cliff edge? Castres’ fall has been even more precipitous than that of Toulouse, who have been clinging on to respectability for a couple of seasons. Not so Castres. Crowned Top 14 champions in 2012-13, they reached the final again last season and ran Toulon close before the ice-cool composure of Jonny Wilkinson saw the Mediterranean men home.Four months on and Castres are bottom of the Top 14 with just two victories from their first seven outings. It’s the same win/lose ratio as Toulouse but Castres are propping up the table because of their grisly points difference. Last season they conceded 35 tries in the 26 games of the regular campaign; this season they’ve leaked 20 in their first seven matches.So what’s gone wrong? There are a number of factors that, combined, have sent Castres into what their international centre, Remi Lamerat, described recently as a “negative spiral”.First there were the summer departures of several key personnel, notably No 8 Antonie Claassen, prop Anton Peikrishvili and full-back Brice Dulin to Racing Metro, South African loose forward Pedrie Wannenburg to Oyonnax and the retirement of Romain Teulet.Teulet didn’t actually play much last season but what the veteran winger brought to the dressing room was experience, as did Claassen and Wannenburg. The loss of Claassen was a particular blow because the South African is not only a fine and intelligent footballer he’s also a leader of men, one of those players who commands respect from his teammates.He’s now using those qualities to good effect at Racing and Castres have found no one to fill the void. Their coaching team of David Darricarrère and Serge Milhas were surprisingly restrained in the summer transfer market, though in their defence the Castres’ budget this season of €19m puts them well down the wealth table, nearly half of the €35m budget at Toulouse’s disposal.Breaking free: Lyon’s Waisele Sukanaveita runs against CastresCastres signed a triumvirate of Montpellerians in No 8 Johnnie Beattie, centre Thomas Combezou and prop Paea Fa’anunu but their marquee signing was former All Black wing Sitiveni Sivivatu, lured from Clermont Auvergne where he had scored 16 tries in the last two seasons. Then two days before the start of the new season Castres announced that Sivivatu would be sidelined for three and a half months after shoulder surgery.Sivivatu isn’t the only Castres’ star to be crocked early on. Yannick Forestier, their vastly experienced Test prop, has yet to be seen after injuring his spine in pre-season, and Karena Wihongi made his first start in Saturday’s defeat to Lyon, the Kiwi front-rower having recovered from a serious hamstring injury. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img But a club of Castres’ stature shouldn’t be struggling just because of a few injuries. Toulon have had their problems this season, so too Lyon, Grenoble and Bayonne. They’ve coped.What about the coaches? Are Darricarrère and Milhas up to the job? Remember that last season Castres just squeezed into the play-offs, finishing in sixth spot, one point above Stade Francais, before embarking on that remarkable run to the final that encompassed a quarter-final victory over Clermont in the Stade Marcel-Michelin (Clermont’s first home defeat in nearly five years) and a semi-final defeat of Montpellier.Was that run down to good coaching or was it the Castres’ old guard calling on all their experience and dredging up the squad spirit that had been so carefully nurtured by Laurent Travers and Laurent Labit, the coaching team who moved to Racing Metro after their triumphant four year tenure climaxed in Top 14 glory? There is a suggestion in some quarters that Darricarrère and Milhas, who arrived from coaching jobs at Agen and Biarritz respectively, lack the innovation and imagination to rebuild Castres in their own image now that the legacy of Travers and Labit has dissipated. “They correspond perfectly to the club’s values,” said team manager Matthias Rolland of the pair when they arrived in the summer of 2013. That’s nice to know, but there’s no magic formula that translates values into victories.Party time: La Rochelle celebrate thumping Castres, 41-16Following Castres’ humiliating 41-16 drubbing away at La Rochelle in round four of this season’s championship a ‘clear-the-air’ meeting was held, the outcome of which was revealing. Amid all the usual sports-speak about digging deep and focusing on the positives, Rolland [the club captain during their title-winning season] gave the coaching team what sounded suspiciously like the dreaded vote of confidence. “The players still believe in the coaching system,” explained Rolland. “But in order to re-discover our confidence and improve our efficiency we’ve got to temporarily simplify our game, make it more direct.”The change brought Castres a much-needed win at home to Oyonnax the following weekend but Saturday’s 28-18 defeat to fellow strugglers Lyon – a game they were winning 11-9 at half-time – suggest Castres still have a lot of work to do.  The news of Rory Kockott’s call-up to the France squad is further cause for concern for the Castres’ faithful; the prospect of losing their scrum-half and goal-kicker on international duty in November and perhaps again during the Six Nations won’t help the club’s fight to move up the table, particularly when fly-half Remi Tales is also in the squad. Castres’ South African scrum-half Rory Kockott (C) speaks to his teammates during the French Top 14 Rugby Union match Castres vs Oyonnax on September 20, 2014 at the Pierre-Antoine stadium in Castres, southwestern France. AFP PHOTO / REMY GABALDA (Photo credit should read REMY GABALDA/AFP/Getty Images) last_img read more

Florida manatees face greater threats to habitat, health

first_img The most recent manatee population survey by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission shows 400 Florida manatees died in 2019. But 2021 could set a new mortality record, due to water pollution and loss of food and habitat. (Adobe Stock) Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply By Michayla Savitt, Public News ServicePolluted wastewater released into Tampa Bay at Piney Point in the last two weeks is only one threat to Florida manatees, as an increase in manatee deaths is under investigation on the state’s Atlantic coast.The State of Florida has already documented 613 manatee deaths this year, and could see a record number of fatalities in 2021.Now, a possible red tide from the Piney Point breach could release toxins that would kill manatees and seagrass, which they eat.Liz Neville, senior Gulf Coast representative at Defenders of Wildlife, cited Florida’s systemic mismanagement of environment, lands and waterways as a culprit.“The Piney Point disaster, as well as the ongoing manatee mortality event – which is linked to water pollution – really show that we have an urgent need to protect and restore our lands and waters, and natural habitat,” Neville contended.Last week, the state Senate approved a $3 million addition to the state budget to help clean up the area.Neville hopes lawmakers will prioritize manatees by enforcing and enhancing protections in the Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act, both of which saw some aspects rolled back in recent years.Elizabeth Fleming, senior Florida representative at Defenders of Wildlife, said the greatest long-term threats to manatees are the loss of habitat and warm-water areas as a result of land development.“What we’ve seen this year is the double whammy of there being cold weather, so manatees going to these warm-water areas, many of them the artificial power plant sources of water,” Fleming outlined. “And then, when they needed to go and eat something nearby, their food source was gone.”Conservation groups are working on restoration projects, such as the Great Florida Riverway, to give wildlife like manatees access to springs previously blocked by the dam and its impacts.Fleming added her organization wants the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to work with Florida on recovery efforts, to ensure the state doesn’t backtrack on progress to save the species.“The manatee was downlisted in 2017 from an endangered species to a threatened species, Fleming recounted. “And that indicated good progress, but it does not mean that this animal is safe from ongoing and future threats, some of which we see are getting worse.”This time of year, boaters are also being encouraged to pay close attention to avoid hitting manatees swimming from their winter habitats. Watercraft accidents account for more than 100 manatee deaths per year. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSDeathsEndangeredEnvironmentLawmakersManateesPiney PointPublic News Servicewildlife Previous articleApril is STD Awareness MonthNext articleDue to COVID, it’s not likely that FL will meet the threshold for testing students required by federal law Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Russell Kane promotes Stroke Solidarity String

first_img Howard Lake | 28 May 2013 | News Comedian Russell Kane, star of BBC3’s Live At The Electric, has launched the new international Stroke Solidarity String to mark the Stroke Association’s Action on Stroke Month 2013.Kane chose to wear 150 of the indigo strings at the launch. Each of them has a pendant with the Stroke Association’s logo on it.Action on Stroke Month aims to reach out to stroke survivors and families and raise awareness of life after stroke. Advertisement  58 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The strings cost £2 and can be bought from the Stroke Association’s website. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Russell Kane promotes Stroke Solidarity Stringlast_img read more

RNLI launches F2F fundraiser recruitment drive

first_imgRNLI launches F2F fundraiser recruitment drive  471 total views,  2 views today  472 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Main image: RNLI Advertisement Melanie May | 5 February 2020 | News The RNLI is looking to recruit more face-to-face fundraisers to help share safety messages and encourage new supporters to sign up and donate.With 238 lifeboat stations, 431 lifeboats and 5,500 volunteer crew members, plus 1,500 lifeguards patrolling over 240 UK beaches, the charity needs to keep raising money to cover the ongoing work needed to maintain and upgrade lifeboats, stations, kit and training.As part of its renewed focus on fundraising, the RNLI is seeking to increase its number of face-to-face fundraisers this year and recruit up to 200 people in a seasonal role to cover the main season in teams at coastal locations around the UK and Ireland.The charity is looking for dynamic and engaging individuals who can share inspiring stories of volunteer crews and lifeguards with those visiting the beach and at public events, while also engaging new audiences. The role will include educating visitors about key safety messages and a drive to help sign up new supporters to make regular donations to the RNLI.This is the first time the charity has recruited face-to-face fundraisers to cover the main season, which runs from April – October, as well as the usual peak season running through July and August. Training will be given in all aspects required for the role. The RNLI is currently recruiting for these roles in nine regions around the UK and Ireland.Evan Chrisp’s life was saved by the RNLI. He has now become an RNLI ambassador and this year has also joined the face-to-face fundraising team.He said:“A couple of years ago when I was caught in a rip current, I remembered the RNLI Float to Live advice. I stayed calm and floated with the help of a surfer until a lifeboat crew rescued me.’‘Knowing that a simple but effective safety message saved my life, I’m now inspired to share this with others in the hope it may just save someone’s family member or loved one. To know I can help save lives and to encourage people to sign up to support the charity gives me a great deal of satisfaction and working with a team of like-minded people at various outdoor locations is a great way of making new friends whilst having fun at the same time.” About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: face-to-facelast_img read more

Governor Declares State Of Emergency in Los Angeles County; Pasadena Residents Asked To Report Damage

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday California Gov. Jerry Brown has proclaimed a State of Emergency covering 50 counties in the state, after receiving initial damage reports from the January rainstorms.With the proclamation, residents and businesses in Pasadena and throughout the state are advised to actively participate in collecting damage assessment information.In a press release Tuesday, Los Angeles County’s Office of Emergency Management said it has started an online survey to collect information on property damage, through a Damage Assessment Survey on www.211LA.org.“With about two months of the winter season remaining, it is important residents become familiar with a process the Office of Emergency Management conducts to report property damages caused by the recent storms,” the statement said. “Los Angeles County would like residents to take action by reporting how much damage was sustained at their homes by completing a survey.”Residents can also call 211 to get up to date information and referrals for assistance.In Pasadena, Fire Department Spokesperson Lisa Derderian said the City did not suffer significant much damage during the storms, but homeowners must still report any type of damage to their property.“Fortunately, we didn’t have very many responses (or calls for assistance) and those trees that were downed were on private property, so our responsibility was to clear it from the streets for ingress-egress for vehicles and emergency personnel,” Derderian said. “But it doesn’t mean that homeowners had situations that did not necessitate calling the fire department. So what this 211 is set up to do now through the county is encourage residents who have had damage to call.”Derderian said even residents who have their own insurance still need to get an overall damage assessment dollar amount “to help support the state and possibly federal declarations.”Derderian said after the survey, the county would likely provide the City of Pasadena with a list of residents or businesses that have called 211 or responded to the survey for the City’s knowledge.Asked if this would mean some form of money to compensate for storm damage, Derderian said it could lead to such a benefit, but that it is important to get the numbers in first.“We have to start with the assessment first to determine what kind of damage has been done, and then the state will, hopefully, depending on the dollar amount, then try to get a federal declaration,” Derderian said. “But if not, there’s still maybe several different ways for residents to get reimbursed, including possibly low-cost loans. We’re asking residents to do this as soon as possible.”Derderian was thankful there wasn’t much damage in Pasadena during the storms, saying it could be the result of an active education campaign the City conducted in preparation for El Nino.She said the coming weekend will be a good opportunity for cleaning up debris before the next rain comes. At the same time, she advised people to exercise caution when going out especially to areas that could have ground severely affected by the rain, including mountain and canyon areas where the soil may not be stable yet.“It’s great to go out there, we don’t want to keep people away from nature, but you have to be prepared and we also have to be cautious,” Derderian said. “Don’t try to do things that you see on YouTube or on Facebook that could just lead to putting yourself and our firefighters in danger.” 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy News Feature Stories Governor Declares State Of Emergency in Los Angeles County; Pasadena Residents Asked To Report Damage From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 5:16 pm HerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? 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Impasse broken over Galvone site despite ‘reservations’

first_imgCllr Sarah Kiely, Fine Gael. Photo: Cian ReinhardtAFTER eight months of indecision by councillors over the disposal of a site in Galvone Industrial Estate to Tait House Community Enterprise, the issue was back on their agenda once more this week.Since last July, members of the Metropolitan District of Limerick City and County Council have deferred the disposal of two sites to Tait House on four separate occasions.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up As well as the site in Galvone, local representatives also came to an impasse last summer over the disposal of a second site at 36 Cecil Street to the community development co-operative.At last September’s meeting of the Metropolitan District, councillors called for Tait House to furnish them with more details of their plans for both sites.At a full meeting of the City and County Council the following month, councillors urged their colleagues in the Metropolitan District to “get their house in order” and accused them of “playing pass the parcel” over delays when a decision was still not made.This Monday, one of the two sites was back on the Council’s agenda for disposal to Tait House Community Enterprise.At the meeting in City Hall, councillors noted the disposal of the former Provincial Flooring Building in Galvone to Tait House. It will now go before the full 40 members of Limerick City and County Council for a final decision in the near future.But after a decision was finally reached, Fine Gael councillor Sarah Kiely asked to make a statement on the issue.“When this agenda item came before us in July 2019, I had lots of questions and concerns. Timing was one and the process was another,” Cllr Kiely explained.“At the meeting in July I came in for a lot of criticism, as a result of this it has weighed heavily on me. I was called anti-jobs among other things.“Over the last few months I have been given assurances that all is as it should be. I am answerable to the people who elected me who have also raised concerns on this matter.“I would like it noted I still have reservations. However I will on this occasion trust the executive. I look forward to the Southside Masterplan and the other proposed developments.“I am now satisfied that I can’t do anything else on this issue. I have been assured everything is in hand and my concerns are being addressed,” the City East representative concluded. Facebook Advertisement Twitter WhatsApp Printcenter_img Previous articlePaddy’s hometown horror show gives new edge to Friday the 13thNext articleLimerick Post Show | Local Enterprise Office Enterprise Awards 2020 Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsCommunityPoliticsImpasse broken over Galvone site despite ‘reservations’By Alan Jacques – March 12, 2020 415 Email Linkedinlast_img read more

Animals in Need Donegal retrieve sheep from Donegal Bay

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Animals in Need Donegal this morning received a call that a golden retriever dog had drowned in Donegal Bay.The organisation said the Dog was laying in an inaccessible area and extra help was needed from the sea direction and a volunteer.It later transpired that what was believed to be a dog was a sheep and it has since been removed from the bay.Animals in Need Donegal say the owner will now be traced through the sheep tag. Facebook Animals in Need Donegal retrieve sheep from Donegal Bay Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterestcenter_img Facebook Previous articleDonegal under status yellow snow and ice warningNext articleGardai arrest disqualified driver News Highland WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+ Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – December 27, 2020 Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

18 injured in crash involving Letterkenny to Dublin bus

first_img Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Eighteen people have been injured in a crash involving a bus traveling from Letterkenny to between Dublin airport.The bus was in collision with a truck on the N2 outside Castleblayney in Co Monaghan.One person sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries in the crash.There were 30 people on the bus at the time of the crash. Emergency services had to free one person who was trapped on board the bus for a time.It is understood the bus had departed Letterkenny in Co Donegal at around 9.20am this morning.The road is closed and local diversions are in place.Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Facebook By News Highland – November 14, 2019 WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further 18 injured in crash involving Letterkenny to Dublin buscenter_img Previous article“Less spin and more action” needed on health – DohertyNext articleProgress being made on DCCs Corporate Plan News Highland WhatsApp Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter Twitterlast_img read more

Authorities search home of couple who raised $400K for homeless vet

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(MT. HOLLY, N.J.) — New Jersey authorities have searched the home of a couple who is accused of squandering much of the more than $400,000 in donations they raised for a homeless veteran.Both prosecutors and police confirmed that a search warrant was executed early Thursday at the residence of Kate McClure and her boyfriend, Mark D’Amico, in Florence Township.They were once considered good Samaritans for raising the money through a GoFundMe account for Marine Corps veteran Johnny Bobbitt Jr.“Due to the enormous public interest in this matter, I am confirming that a search warrant was executed early this morning by the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office and the Florence Township Police Department at the residence of Mark D’Amico and Katelyn McClure in connection with a criminal investigation into the Johnny Bobbitt matter,” Burlington County Prosecutor Scott A. Coffina said in a statement.“As of this time, there have been no charges filed,” the statement continued. “Further updates will be provided as circumstances warrant.”Bobbitt, 35, captured national headlines last year after giving McClure, 28, his last $20 when her car broke down on Interstate 95 near Philadelphia.To thank Bobbitt for his kindness, McClure subsequently created the GoFundMe account, to which more than 14,000 people donated. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more