Victim’s voices ignored in church abuse reports

first_img Victim’s voices ignored in church abuse reports Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Google+ Google+ Donegal North East Deputy Charlie Mc Conalogue is calling for a full, independent investigation of how allegations of abuse have been handled by Church and State in each Diocese in the country.He’s also calling for an ongoing HSE probe to be expedited.Speaking after the publication of audits in Raphoe, Derry and four other dioceses, Deputy Mc Conalogue, Fianna Fail’s Spokesperson on Children, backed victims who say that the terms of reference were very limited, and did not give any voice to those who suffered abuse:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/charl830abuse.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterestcenter_img Pinterest Previous articleDonegal Inquest hears how man died having purchased morphone onlineNext articleHSE decision to defer staff expenses a breach of contract News Highland Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Newsx Adverts 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook By News Highland – December 1, 2011 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitterlast_img read more

New Mexico’s San Juan coal plant headed for closure with signing of clean energy law

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Santa Fe New Mexican:Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed sweeping energy legislation on Friday that calls for New Mexico’s major electric utilities to get 100 percent of their power from carbon emission-free sources by 2045.One of the most ambitious and contentious laws passed during the 60-day legislative session that ended a week ago, Senate Bill 489 also sets up a system for financing the Public Service Company of New Mexico’s closure of a coal power plant in the Four Corners and creates job training programs for the renewable energy industry while extending assistance to laid off coal workers.The bill’s critics have argued it will still leave PNM customers paying for the company’s investments in the coal industry and do nothing to save the jobs of workers in the sector. But an unlikely coalition of backers, which includes PNM as well as environmental groups and labor unions, views the legislation as a stride in transitioning to clean energy while boosting the expansion of an industry they say has room to grow under the state’s sunny skies and on its windy mesas.Current law requires that 20 percent of New Mexico’s electricity come from renewable sources by 2020. SB 489 raises that threshold to 50 percent by 2030 for investor-owned utilities like PNM and rural electric cooperatives.As part of this goal, the law encourages PNM to shut down a coal power plant in the Four Corners, the San Juan Generating Station, by creating a system to sell bonds that would make up for the money the company would lose by closing the facility. The bonds would be paid off by PNM’s customers through electric bills.An analysis by legislative aides said it would cost about $27 million a year. Legislative analysts reported this would be less costly for customers than if PNM continued to operate the facility or if it sought other financing to end its operations. Both options have an estimated cost of $45 million a year, aides said.More: Lujan Grisham signs landmark clean energy bill New Mexico’s San Juan coal plant headed for closure with signing of clean energy lawlast_img read more

Don’t forget: First-ever Wellington Regent Midnight showing is at 12:01 a.m.

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Thursday night or Friday morning will be a big moment in the history of Wellington Regent Theater. The blockbuster movie “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” will debut at 12:01 a.m.Yes, it is a school night, Mom. But this is a premiere – in the tradition of the bigger movie theaters in Wichita.“It’s a huge gamble for us,” said J.C. Long, a member of the Wellington Regent Theater board. “But we are seeing more people come to the Wellington Regent theater and thought this would go over well here.”The movie is big. It is the sequel to the original “Hunger Games” and the second of the three-part trilogy. Katniss Everdeen will continue her quest to save the world. Only this time she will be doing it in front of Sumner County people right out of the movie theater box office gate. “We are thrilled to get it,” Long said. “Jerry (Fike, Regent manager) really worked hard to get this movie.”This marks another milestone for the historic theater on 114 W. Lincoln. After reopening in 2010, Wellington Regent purchased a digital theater projector in February. The movies have been a hit with local movie consumers as attendance continues to rise.“Having the digital projector has really helped us get movies in a more timely manner,” Long said.Now comes the first midnight showing in Wellington, usually reserved for the mega-theaters in cities nearby.It will be quite an investment for the Wellington Regent. In order to get the movie immediately, Catching Fire must be shown for three weeks. Also, the movie must be shown every night for two weeks. So Sumner County residents have plenty of opportunities to see the movie, again and again.“I remember back in 1994 when we had Toy Story for the first time,” Fike said. “We ran it for four weeks at the Wellington Regent because the crowds were so big.”Long said tying the movie up that long in Wellington is the gamble.“We are counting on people coming back a second or third time,” Long said.Fike said advanced tickets are currently on sale.In the meantime go see the movie this weekend at the Wellington Regent which is Last Vegas – a Hangover type movie about older people. Katniss and her bow and arrow can wait.last_img read more