Prince Charles to call on business leaders to lead climate solutions push

first_imgSustainable markets are designed with the intent to ensure the economy operates in favour of people and planet while contributing to growth and prosperity. The Prince of Wales will use his speech to officially launch his Sustainable Markets Council. Read more: UN climate change conference closes amid criticism whatsapp The speech will mark Prince Charles’ first visit to Davos in nearly 30 years, and comes en route to a visit to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. A palace spokesperson said: “The Prince sees this as a year of action, so this is about building those coalitions, bringing together people to try and find the solutions that we all need. Tags: Climate change More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.com Last week Prince William launched a new award, the so-called Earthshot prize, to try to “dispel the current pessimism around the environment.” The Council was established in September 2019 as an advisory body of public-private-philanthropic leaders with a clear commitment to sustainability. “The Prince has long thought that it’s the private sector that will really solve this problem, and that governments can create the right conditions but it’s going to be the private sector, international corporations and international investors who can really change the course that we’re on.” Prince Charles to call on business leaders to spearhead push for climate solutions center_img Edward Thicknesse whatsapp Read more: Mark Carney warns financial sector over climate change Monday 6 January 2020 6:45 pm The prize will be awarded to those individuals and organisations which come up with innovative answers to environmental problems. Prince Charles will make a keynote speech at this year’s World Economic Forum meeting in which he will call on leading international figures to lead the transition to a sustainable economy. Show Comments ▼ Share The Prince of Wales has been a long-time campaigner for environmental issues, a passion he seems to have passed on to his eldest son.last_img read more

Best of the Brokers for 01 September 2015

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Pfizer sues Texas agency over releasing Medicaid data to lawmakers

first_img Tags MedicaidPfizertexas Richard Drew/AP About the Author Reprints By Ed Silverman Nov. 18, 2016 Reprints Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. The lawsuit arises as a national debate ensues over prices for prescription drugs. Rising costs — for new and old drugs alike — have inflamed the public and put the pharmaceutical industry on the defensive. Meanwhile, state lawmakers and agencies are looking for ways to lower costs in hopes that needed medicines do not become budget busters.advertisement Ed Silverman Newsletters Sign up for Pharmalot Your daily update on the drug industry. In Texas, lawmakers have sought to determine these costs. And Charles Schwertner, who chairs the state Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, earlier this year asked the state agency for information on rebates that drug makers provide the state Medicaid program. Initially, the state agency declined to release the data.But last July, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton determined the data could be released. This prompted Pfizer to file a lawsuit against the attorney general, claiming the disclosure violated state law and was never notified its data may be released. Meanwhile, the state agency also released the data to the chair of the state Senate Finance Committee who, in August, also requested the information.“Right now, it’s somewhat nebulous and opaque with not having sure certainty regarding what actually is costing the taxpayers of Texas,” Schwertner told the Texas Standard last month after Pfizer filed its first lawsuit. “So I’m trying to find out the balance between what type of prescription drug benefit plan and the cost of it, and how to manage it more effectively and efficiently.” In the latest struggle over pharmaceutical costs, Pfizer has filed a lawsuit against a Texas state agency for releasing Medicaid rebate data to a pair of state lawmakers, claiming the move violated federal and state laws that protect its confidential information.By releasing the data, Pfizer argued the Texas Health and Human Services Commission compromised “valuable and commercially sensitive trade secrets” that could hurt its ability to compete with rivals, according to the lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in Austin, Texas, on Thursday. “Small differences in pricing and rebates can make the difference between success and failure,” the lawsuit stated.The drug maker also contended that disclosure can lead to “uniform pricing” that could harm Medicaid. How so? Pfizer maintained that, if other large purchasers were to know about — and then demand — the same prices offered to the Texas Medicaid program, the company “would not be able to provide such pricing and rebates to every entity due to their unique differences in size, market and particular needs.”advertisement PharmalotPfizer sues Texas agency over releasing Medicaid data to lawmakers Related: Leave this field empty if you’re human: Although the cat is out of the bag, Pfizer asked the court for a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction to prevent the Texas Health and Human Services Commission from releasing data in response to any additional requests. The drug maker also wants to be notified in the event that other requests are made.“The more legislators and staffers gain access to such information, the more difficult it is to secure the information, identify the source of leaks, and sue the correct source,” the suit stated.A spokeswoman for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission wrote us that the agency is “aware of the suit and will respond at the appropriate time.”This is likely to be a closely watched case, given the tremendous interest in pharmaceutical costs and the mystery surrounding rebates. If Pfizer prevails, the intrigue is likely to continue. @Pharmalot [email protected] Privacy Policy Drug makers are required to pay rebates to Medicaid. But without confidentiality for specific pricing data, “Medicaid would be unable to obtain such preferential discounts and rebates, which would dramatically increase the costs of the Medicaid program to both the states and the federal government,” Pfizer argued. And the drug maker added that “the low rates that Texas Medicaid enjoys would disappear.” Please enter a valid email address. Pfizer to pay $784M to settle claims it overcharged Medicaid last_img read more

Health apps collecting sensitive data need more transparent terms of service, law experts argue

first_imgHealth Tech Health apps collecting sensitive data need more transparent terms of service, law experts argue [email protected] Tags Health ITmedical technologySTAT+ Reporter, Morning Rounds Writer, Intern Coordinator Shraddha writes the Morning Rounds newsletter and covers health and medicine. What’s included? By Shraddha Chakradhar Feb. 13, 2020 Reprints We’ve all been there. We’ve downloaded a new app or visited a website that requires us to enter personal data and immediately been presented with a long agreement that we have to agree to before using the service.And every so often, we may have been asked to reaffirm our consent to these terms of service, which outline what the company does with our data, including sharing it with third-party users for research or with their own internal teams to improve the quality of their product. @scchak STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond.center_img Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. GET STARTED What is it? Shraddha Chakradhar About the Author Reprints Adobe Unlock this article — and get additional analysis of the technologies disrupting health care — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Log In | Learn More last_img read more

Agriculture Ministry Resuscitating Citrus Industry

first_imgRelatedAgriculture Ministry Resuscitating Citrus Industry Agriculture Ministry Resuscitating Citrus Industry UncategorizedApril 19, 2007 RelatedAgriculture Ministry Resuscitating Citrus Industry RelatedAgriculture Ministry Resuscitating Citrus Industrycenter_img Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Ministry of Agriculture and Lands is in discussion with the Citrus Growers Association with a view to resuscitating 3,750 hectares of citrus and to establish an additional 2,083 hectares.Minister of Agriculture and Lands, Roger Clarke, in his contribution to the 2007/08 budget debate in Gordon House yesterday (April 18), said that the initiative is to aid in the recovery of the industry, which has been affected by the citrus tristeza virus and drought.He said that intervention through the Caribbean Development Bank Loan Programme resulted in the replanting of approximately 600 hectares, while 480 hectares were planted without loan.“Additionally, the Ministry assisted some 234 small farmers to replant 94 hectares of orchard by providing planting material, fertilizer and slug bait to the tune of approximately $8.1 million,” informed Mr. Clarke.He added that “these interventions however are not sufficient to tap into the huge potential market for citrus occasioned by a major fall out in the Florida market.”last_img read more

Ford study suggests most Americans don’t know nothin’ about EVs

first_img The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending Videos Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  Ford RELATED TAGSFordNon-LuxuryElectric CarsElectric VehiclesNew VehiclesNon-Luxury Don’t fear taking your EV for a summer road trip: B.C. HydroSixty-five per cent of people who identified as being on the hunt for an AWD said they wouldn’t go with an EV, which might be explained by the gap in understanding of how the batteries function in different weather conditions. The study found that 80 per cent of Americans figure winter cold or summer heat would defeat EVs, which is also not true — well, not entirely, anyway.   See More Videos Perhaps the most startling figure is the percentage of people who believe electric vehicles require gas to run. Forty-two percent of Americans polled believed that to be true. It isn’t, except in a hybrid. It’s also not true that EVs suck at towing, but 67 per cent of people still believe that. Ford recently attempted to correct some of the misconceptions on this front when it used an electric F-150 prototype to tow a 1-million-pound train.  Some 90 per cent think EVs can’t keep up off the starting line, believing them to be inferior at accelerating. (They obviously haven’t seen this.) RELATED Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan”center_img PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS The point is, collectively speaking, we don’t know squat about electric vehicles. Or at least Americans don’t. Do you think a poll of Canadians would have us fare any better? ‹ Previous Next › advertisement Trending in Canada As Ford amps up its electric-vehicle campaign in advance of the launch of the electric F-150, it has been trying to get an idea of where people are in terms of acceptance and understanding of the EV market. As part of the brand’s research into the emerging market, it funded a study that polled drivers across international car markets to see just how much or little they understood about EVs. You can see for yourself in the published results on Medium, but it doesn’t exactly tally up to a vote of confidence for the electric future. In fact, it exposes a pretty crucial gap in our societies’ EV education.  last_img read more

Flexi Work Bill to be Debated by September

first_imgRelatedState Minister Says Religious Persons Should Not Fear Flexi-Work Bill RelatedLabour Ministry Prepares To Roll Out Flexi-Time Education Campaign Flexi Work Bill to be Debated by September LabourMay 29, 2014Written by: Latonya Linton RelatedIncreased Productivity Strategy for Economic Growth – Labour Minister The Employment (Flexible Work Arrangements) (Miscellaneous) Provisions Bill is to be debated in the Houses of Parliament by September this year.This was disclosed by Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, during his presentation in the  2014/15 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 28.Mr. Kellier noted that the impending debate will take into consideration the fact that there will be no set eight or 10 hours work days, but instead these should be capped at a maximum of 12 hours.He also mentioned that focus will be placed on the fact that the work week should consist of 40 hours; that all seven days of the week should be considered as possible normal working days; and that overtime should be earned after the worker has completed 40 hours.“The decision to introduce flexible work options as an element of nation building is expected to vary the traditional Monday to Friday, 9 to 5 work pattern. They are designed, furthermore, to enhance the balance between work and other forms of activities beyond the workplace, giving employers more options to meet business and customer needs, while providing employees with more time to meet personal or family needs, and/or pursue other jobs,” Mr. Kellier said.Meanwhile, the Labour Minister emphasized that flexi work week arrangements do not mean that employers will be obliged or forced to implement such work arrangements.“What we are saying is that the new piece of legislation will be so structured as to give employers the option to examine their establishments to determine whether flexible work arrangements will be beneficial to the organization,” Mr. Kellier said.He added that the Ministry is pressing ahead with the Bill, which seeks to remove all legislative impediments to flexi-work, “because productivity is about prosperity.”center_img Story HighlightsThe Employment (Flexible Work Arrangements) (Miscellaneous) Provisions Bill is to be debated in the Houses of Parliament by September this year.The impending debate will take into consideration the fact that there will be no set eight or 10 hours work days, but instead these should be capped at a maximum of 12 hours.Focus will be placed on the fact that the work week should consist of 40 hours and that all seven days of the week should be considered as possible normal working days. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Advertisementslast_img read more

Rakuten looks beyond Japan with NEC 5G core deal

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore1 03 JUN 2020 5GNEC Tags Rakuten Mobile named NEC as the supplier of its 5G mobile core, with the Japanese companies agreeing to develop a standalone (SA) network platform which the operator plans to sell to third-parties.The companies partnered to develop an open, secure and scalable 4G and 5G cloud-native converged core, which Rakuten Mobile said will become a key feature of services offered to global customers through the Rakuten Communications Platform (RCP), its fully virtualised, cloud-native mobile network set-up.In an online briefing, Rakuten chairman and CEO Mickey Mikitani (pictured) said NEC was selected for its core technology, and commitment and openness to develop and share a new-generation platform.“It may sound strange that two Japanese companies are now trying to challenge the global telecoms industry, but I’m very confident we will be able to bring the Japan-quality platform to the world.”To lower prices, Mikitani argued the industry needs extreme technological disruption, describing its RCP as “really an outside-of-the-box idea”.Rakuten Mobile became Japan’s fourth full MNO in April with the launch of a 4G service, though its 5G plans were impacted by the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.It picked NEC as a 5G equipment supplier in June 2019, with the first jointly developed radio unit shipped in March.CooperationCTO Tareq Amin explained the core architecture is designed as a connectivity platform to enable co-innovation, with the companies working together to use open-source technologies; participate in key industry forums; and create a global network of innovation labs together with mobile operators, industry and government.“Rakuten has no interest to be yet another vendor”, he saidAmin said it had held talks with many governments, discussing how to secure current and future networks, and make 5G more affordable, given infrastructure “today is not cheap”, with the business model and RoI “yet to be realised”.It plans to first test the communications platform in Japan in brownfield deployments, then export.PartnersThe main software contributions for Rakuten Mobile’s virtual RAN came from US-based Altiostar, a company the operator invested in. It also works with Cisco, Nokia, Intel, Red Hat (now part of IBM), OKI, Fujitsu, Ciena, NEC/Netcracker, Qualcomm, Mavenir, Quanta Cloud Technology, Sercomm, Tech Mahindra, Allot and Viavi.When asked about Nokia’s role in its core network, Amin said the vendor supplies the IMS core for its VoLTE service, with Cisco’s IP layer hardware and software in its data centre architecture.Zahid Ghadialy, principal analyst at 3G4G, tweeted Rakuten Mobile could continue to use Cisco’s core for non-standalone (NSA) 5G, with NEC used solely for its SA network.So I am thinking that Rakuten has Cisco core for 4G that would continue for 5G NSA. The NEC “Open Core” will be for Standalone 5G only. https://t.co/OPiaIynGii— Zahid Ghadialy (@zahidtg) June 3, 2020An operator representative told Mobile World Live Cisco and Nokia would continue to provide its 4G and NSA 5G cores, with 4G, NSA 5G and SA 5G to co-exist for a time.“Thinking long-term, SA 5G provided in partnership with NEC will offer flexibility and more benefits to our users.” Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Telkomsel turns on 5G in major cities Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more Asia Relatedcenter_img Singtel lights SA 5G network Previous ArticleMalaysia skips 5G tenderNext ArticlePayPal, WhatsApp back GoJek in digital finance move Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Dito Author Joseph Waring HomeAsiaNews Rakuten looks beyond Japan with NEC 5G core deallast_img read more

Show Stealer

first_imgPINEHURST, N.C. – With a few minutes to kill on the third tee box Thursday, Lucy Li found a shady patch of grass and took a seat. Pigtails popping out of her visor and a cool towel around her neck, she took a few bites from a fruit cup and chatted with people standing around her. Ten minutes later, she got up and went back to making history at the U.S. Women’s Open. At 11 years old, Li is the youngest ever to qualify for this event, and the second-youngest to ever tee it up. Entering the week, the questions piled up: Could she hit it far enough? Could she hold a ball on the turtleback greens of Pinehurst No. 2? Would she possess the patience and discipline to make it around an Open setup? Even after an 8-over 78, the answer to all of those questions was a resounding yes. Li double-bogeyed her first hole, the par-5 10th, but from there she displayed poise and talent that belied her age. “She’s way better than I was expecting,” said Catherine O’Donnell, who played with Li in the opening round and matched her score. “She looks 11, (but) she doesn’t talk 11, and she doesn’t hit the ball like she’s 11.” Throughout the round, Li chatted with O’Donnell, 24, and 23-year-old Jessica Wallace, who rounded out the group and shot 74. Topics ranged from Harry Potter – “I don’t think she’s quite old enough,” noted O’Donnell – to the NBA, when Li explained that she roots for the Miami Heat over her hometown Golden State Warriors. Between the sessions of small talk, Li impressed with her performance. She missed the opening fairway but found each of the next 13, and reached nine of 18 greens in regulation even though she was hitting a wood or hybrid club into half of them. Her score left her 11 shots off the lead, but also one shot ahead of LPGA winners Natalie Gulbis and Jessica Korda. “I’m happy with how I played,” Li said. “I mean, it’s 8 over, it’s not bad. But I was 7 over in three holes, so that’s 1 over in 15 holes. So, yeah, I just need to get rid of the big numbers.” The trouble holes were the 10th and 16th, where Li found greenside bunkers and made double bogeys. She again found the sand on the par-4 third after pulling her wedge approach, and after two pitches and three putts she left with a triple bogey. Despite such difficulties on the Donald Ross design, Li showed not even a hint of concern. “We just laughed,” Li’s caddie, Bryan Bush, said. “She goes, ‘Oh, I got Ross’d.’ And I told her, ‘Yes, you did.’” Li made the turn at 5 over, then birdied the first hole after hitting a 6-iron approach to 15 feet, offering a small fist pump when the putt found the hole. She bounced back after trouble at No. 3, making a par at the difficult fourth and then carding her second birdie of the day at No. 5 after her wedge spun to within 6 feet. That putt elicited two fist pumps. “That’s what I was so happy about in my round,” Li said, “because after I got doubles and triples, I was able to get it back.” As the round progressed, the crowds following Li’s group swelled. Girls who looked as if they could have been in a schoolroom with her instead were asking their parents where they could get her skirt – a patriotic red, white and blue number with stars throughout. One girl asked her for her autograph on the second tee, with Li hesitating before suggesting she find her after the round. It seemed more like a chat between two friends at recess than a fan-player interaction at a major championship. Reaction to Li’s shots was consistent: first a “Wow,” then a shake of the head, then a small chuckle in awe. A girl who barely stood over her bag was piping drive after drive, hitting her 5-wood as accurately as many players hit their 6-iron. Li said she felt no extra pressure as the gallery got bigger. “It was a lot of fun, yeah. I play better with crowds,” she said. “So yeah, it was good.” U.S. Women’s Open: Articles, videos and photos Among those in the gallery near the fourth green was Amy Alcott, who won this event in 1980 and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1999. Alcott, like Li, is from California, and wanted to see the pre-teen play in person. “I know how excited she must be,” said Alcott, who played in her first U.S. Women’s Open at 15. “It’ll be an experience that she’ll remember for a lifetime.” The lessons Li will take from this week will be invaluable, and she reiterated both before the tournament and after Thursday’s round that score was immaterial. But under major championship pressure, she still authored some jaw-dropping shots. After her 5-wood ran through the green on the par-4 eighth, Li was left with a difficult pitch from below the putting surface. She used her 60-degree wedge to hit it within a few feet, an up-and-down that Bush, who has caddied at Pinehurst for the past four years, described as one of the best he’s ever seen on that hole. On the par-4 second, she hit the longest drive of her group after her tee shot landed on a firm section of fairway and bounded down a slope. Bush estimated that the drive went 265 yards. “She surprised me,” he said. “She told you guys in the press conference that on a tournament day it goes farther, and by God it does.” Li’s playing competitors were equally impressed with her performance. “I was expecting her not to be able to hit it as far, and I thought she would struggle because she couldn’t hit it as far,” O’Donnell said. “But, overall, she slings it really, really nicely.” “Just the way she handles herself on the golf course, she is mature beyond her years,” added Wallace. “Her first U.S. Open, she’s 11 years old, who knows what people were expecting out of her this week. I thought she played the course well.” Li addressed the media after her round with an ice-cream treat in hand, and as her well-earned dessert began to melt she was asked her preference between typical rough and the sandy areas at Pinehurst No. 2. After offering a mixed response, she paused. “You’ve got to like the golf course, man,” she said. It embodied the carefree attitude that Li embraces. She’s here this week to gain experience while making history, to win over fans with her innocent laugh, and to eat as much ice cream as she can. If she can play some good golf in between, so much the better. She may have shot a 78, but on the opening day of the U.S. Women’s Open that was enough to steal the show.last_img read more

O’Fearraigh returned to the chair in Glenties

first_img Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleCllr John O’Donnell elected Cathaoirleach of Letterkenny MDNext articleProposed Two Game Ban for Tiernan McCann News Highland Google+ WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 AudioHomepage BannerNews Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter O’Fearraigh returned to the chair in Glenties Google+ It’s as you were in the Glenties Municipal District, with Sinn Fein Councillor John Sheamais O’Ferraigh returned as Cathaoirleach.He says it’s a huge honour, but there is a lot to be done.Councillor O’Fearraigh says there are numerous issues the six councillors must now work on as a collective………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Ofearraigh1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.That was echoed by the Leas Cathaoirleach, newly elected Fianna Fáil Councillor Noreen McGarvey.Speaking as she enters her first term as Donegal County Councillor, she says she will use her position to fight for a fair share for Donegal……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/lcnoreen.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook By News Highland – June 14, 2019 Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR cliniclast_img read more