Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – October 30, 2014 WhatsApp Google+ Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl says this puts puts further strain on the explanation offered by Minister Heather Humphries that he was offered the role based on business experience and involvement in local cultural projects………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/ffmcnulty.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Previous articleNI Police Ombudsman says Special Branch didn’t share all Omagh intelligenceNext articleCup Final Countdown – Philip Lowry News Highland Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR It’s reported that two days before the Donegal man was appointed to the board of the irish Museum of Modern Arts, Department of Arts officials were asked which State boards under its control had vacancies. Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire FF Spokesperson says new Mc Nulty revelations raise questions for Minister 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Fianna Fáil’s Spokesperson on Arts says new information about the appointment of John McNulty to the board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art raises further questions of the minister responsible.
New College JCR is challenging its governing body’s proposal to stop offering Human Sciences.Sparked by the upcoming departure of the current Head of Human Sciences, the place of the subject within the College is being reviewed. As set out in a JCR motion, one of the reasons it might be discontinued is that, over the last six years, four Human Sciences students have received 2:2s and so, “It has not boosted our Norrington Score as much as some other subjects.”The point was raised by the JCR that ‘Norrington viability’ should not affect the diversity of subjects offered by New College. A member of the JCR also pointed out that two of the students who received 2:2s had previously rusticated on account of mental health issues.Other reasons to discontinue the subject included the fact that it would be difficult to find a qualified enough replacement and that the college is looking to reduce the overall size of the JCR.Andrew Wills, the JCR Academic Affairs rep, told Cherwell, “At the JCR meeting there were a few interesting points brought up such as the future of the course across the University if New College stopped offering it. The Norrington position was mentioned as a possible reason for College considering removing it, but I think that was more speculative rather than being based on any substantial evidence. We decided that we would let college know our opinion: that they shouldn’t cut the course (especially not for academic reasons); and that if they do decide to drop the course then we would quite like to know their reasoning for doing so. Personally, I don’t believe that the decision to bring this up now is at all influenced by the Norrington Table result; and I think that the JCR would be quite upset if it were as that isn’t at all what we as a college focus on.“I’ve spoken to some long-term members of the SCR and they strongly disagreed that the Norrington table came into it. The reasoning is more along the lines of the Human Sciences tutor is leaving, so now is the natural time to ask the question of whether college continue to offer HumSci, as a course, or not.“Apparently it’s a discussion that they have every time a tutor from a small course leaves. One of the fellows I talked to said that since we’re currently at the top of the Norrington Table there would be no need to do something as drastic as cutting courses to try and improve our position!”New College students contacted also expressed concern that the proposal may negatively affect the performance of current New College Human Scientists, as a temporary head of Human Sciences may not be the best qualified for the position.Human Sciences is a multidisciplinary course which studies the biological, social and cultural aspects of human life. It has an intake of 31 students per year across the University and New College is one of only 10 colleges to offer it as an undergraduate degree. Mark Griffith, Senior Tutor at New College, told Cherwell, “Prof. Chan, UL in Sociology and the Tutorial Fellow responsible for Human Sciences, is leaving and the College is reviewing the future of his post and the future of Human Sciences here. Governing Body will address the recommendations of its Academic Strategy Committee in 8th week. The Committee is still considering the matter.“Whatever the outcome, the College will ensure that teaching of the highest quality is provided for its existing Human Sciences undergraduates.”
MGN ImageMAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Department of Health says an 80-year-old man has died as a result of the COVID-19 virus.Officials say the man, who underwent testing and treatment at a hospital in Erie, died due to complications of the virus.As of Monday, Chautauqua County has a total of eight confirmed cases of the virus; including the death. The other seven individuals are recovering at home, officials said.Monday’s numbers are as follows: 21 in Mandatory Quarantine (individuals confirmed positive of COVID-19 or a household contact of a confirmed positive COVID-19 case);32 in Precautionary Quarantine (individuals with travel history to CDC level 3 country or proximal contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19);18 in Mandatory Isolation (individuals who are symptomatic of COVID-19 and are pending COVID-19 lab test);98 negative test results to date; and1 death.Chautauqua County Public Health staff says they perform an intensive investigation to identify close contacts of all confirmed positive cases.“Following guidance from NYSDOH, contact tracing begins on the day the person with the positive test started having symptoms,” said officials in a press release. “NYSDOH deems this the beginning of the infectious period.”Once identified, the department says they notify close contacts of those potentially exposed and they are placed under mandatory or precautionary quarantine to monitor for symptoms.“If you do not personally hear from a public health nurse, you are not a close contact of an individual who has been confirmed to have COVID-19,” furthered officials. “Per NYSDOH, close contact refers to a person who cared for or lived with a person with COVID-19. It does not include activities such as walking by a person or sitting across a waiting room or office for a brief time.”There continues to be a national shortage of personal protective equipment such as masks and gowns, collection swabs, and viral transport media supplies. As such, officials say it is critical that laboratory testing be prioritized for hospitalized patients and ill health care workers and nursing homes residents.“PPE must be appropriately utilized by the appropriate people,” said officials. “It is critical that we protect our healthcare workforce.”Any resident experiencing a fever, with cough or shortness of breath is asked to call their health care provider first for guidance.“DO NOT show up at their office, Urgent Care, or ER before calling,” expressed officials. “If symptoms are severe and/or you require an ambulance for transport, call 911 and notify the operator of your severe respiratory symptoms.”Officials also say the COVID-19 outbreak has led to the spread of fear and panic for individuals and communities. In addition to following physical precautions guidelines, they ask resident to take care of their psychological well-being.The Chautauqua County COVID-19 Response Team meets daily to stay up-to-date on rapidly changing situations. They ask that community members do the following:Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, and wash them more frequently throughout the day;Avoid touching your face;Cover your coughs or sneezes;Avoid close contact with others by keeping a distance of six feet;Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces; andStay home and avoid contact with others if you are sick.For additional information, residents can call the NYS Coronavirus Hotline at 1-888-364-3065 or Chautauqua County DHHS at 1-866-604-6789. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),The Chautauqua County department of health is very negligent in keeping the people of this county informed in regard to the status of Covid 19 in the area. We should be told what locations were visited by positive and potentially positive people in the county.We are completely kept in the dark by the county representatives, unlike the leaders of Erie County or Mayor Sundquist who understand that the knowledge they share empowers their constituents.,Totally agree!! We are being left in the dark,they only shared the location first 3 cases…WHY??