Deputy Padraig Mac LochlainnSinn Féin Spokesperson on Justice and Equality Pádraig MacLochlainn has welcomed the findings of the independent review group’s report into the Department of Justice and Equality.The report has found the department had significant leadership and management problems and recommends a programme for organisational and cultural change and renewal. It said a culture of secrecy exists in the DepartmentThe Donegal TD said that the Government cannot shirk their responsibility for the serious failings in the Department. Deputy MacLochlainn said: “The findings of this report highlight what we already knew about the ‘closed, secretive and silo driven culture’ within the Department of Justice and Equality.“However, we also know that the political management of the Department by those who were democratically elected by the people was an absolute shambles. This is shown by the startling revelation that former Justice Minister Alan Shatter, who was in office for over three years, didn’t once meet with the Chief Inspector of the Garda Inspectorate Bob Olson.“The report unfortunately doesn’t clarify what happened on the now infamous night where the then General Secretary Brian Purcell was dispatched by his political masters to the house of former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan which clearly led to his resignation the next morning.“So what we have had since then is a situation where the Minister himself and the Secretary General have had to move aside. We need the Taoiseach to urgently clarify what the message delivered was that night. We want answers. “The confidence within the Department has been eroded and this has had a knock on effect on the delivery of policing and justice in this state.“This report shows that there is a need for a new approach to the administration of policing and justice across the island.“What has been uncovered amounts to very deep-rooted and systemic deficiencies within senior levels of An Garda Síochána and other institutions of the state.“In May of this year, Sinn Féin published our policy document ‘A New Beginning to Policing – Proposals for Reform’ that outlined our recommendations on how to reform the current system and, in light of this report, I once again urge Minister Frances Fitzgerald to take them on board and consider their implementation.” GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR SERIOUS FAILINGS IN JUSTICE DEPARTMENT – Mac LOCHLAINN was last modified: July 28th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Department of JusticePadraig Mac Lochlainnreview
Inspectors making unreasonable demandsInside, the framing was clean and matched up to the full set of documents and the cut list that the owner/architect prepared. They incorporated some good advanced framing techniques, including header hangers instead of jack studs, right-sized headers, and 19.2-inch-on-center framing.They also used open corners and eliminated excess cripple studs under windowsills. Unfortunately, they were thwarted by an uninformed building inspector who made them install the unnecessary lumber in these locations. Apparently no amount of persuasion or letters from their engineers could change the inspector’s mind.This is the first house I have worked on to use mini-split heat pumps for space conditioning. They are using the ducted cassettes, with two in the crawlspace and two in the attic for good zone control. Incorporated into all the duct systems is a central dehumidifier that will also provide whole-house ventilation – a good option in this relatively mild but humid climate. Location, location, locationThis house is right-sized, well conceived, and carefully built – things that I see to rarely in my work. The only thing that raises some concern is the location. At the edge of a recently developed subdivision, it isn’t in a walker-friendly area, and while there is a school nearby, all other amenities require driving (or unpleasant walking).The location also raised another issue that doesn’t seem to come up in green building certifications. As the green rater on projects, I often drive as far as five hours to inspect my projects. Although I only visit a site a few times during the process, these long distances come with an environmental impact – one at least as important as the location of materials used in projects.Is it time to consider travel distances into environmental impacts of LEED and other green-certified projects? I haven’t yet taken on any truly long-distance or international projects, but more distance means more transportation energy, and additional overall environmental impact on the job. I know that this issue isn’t addressed in the current or next version of LEED, but is it something to consider down the road? I recently completed the green rater’s pre-drywall inspection on a LEED for homes project about a 1½ hour drive from where I live. It’s a very well done, modest house designed by an architect for his own, rapidly growing family. They are expecting their second child soon and look forward to moving into their new LEED home shortly after the new arrival.My first impression on arriving at the job site was the flurry of activity – there were at least eight workers plugging away at siding, masonry, and building a deck on this fairly small house. A close look at the work they were doing made it clear that the builder runs a good operation. The jobsite was clean, workers cutting the fiber-cement siding were wearing appropriate protective gear, and the level of detail and quality of installation on the exterior trim were top-notch.
Brighton boss Hughton says Duffy ready for Aubameyang showdownby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton boss Chris Hughton says Shane Duffy will be up for his clash with Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.The Irish central defender is back from a ban in place of suspended partner Lewis Dunk against Arsenal at the Amex today.Hughton told The Argus: “One thing that hasn’t changed about Arsenal is they can score goals and have got plenty of goalscorers.”Offensively they are a very good team and playing in a style that gives them very good possession.”But that’s what it’s about. If you are a defender, although very conscious it’s going to be a very difficult day for you, you want to play against the best players.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Brighton striker Maupay on Lloris: I had no ideaby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton striker Neal Maupay insists he had no idea Hugo Lloris was injured when scoring against Tottenham.Maupay struck in the 3-0 win as Lloris suffered a horror elbow injury.”I scored my goal and I’m going to celebrate. I turn around and see that Hugo is still on the ground. I did not understand since there was no contact. Then in the stadium, the cheers are gone. “Unfortunately, I saw the picture. These are images that we do not like to see. “I hope that it will not be too serious and that he will be able to recover quickly,” Maupay told RMC Sport. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Ohio State senior midfielder Johnny Pearson attacks the offensive zone against the University of Massachusetts Minutemen on Feb. 18 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Jacob Myers | Assistant Sports EditorThe No. 19 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team defeated the University of Massachusetts 8-7 for the first time in school history on Saturday.Tied at six entering the fourth quarter, sophomore attackman Tyler Bogart scored for the Minutemen to take the lead. However, the Buckeyes were resilient, scoring less than a minute later to tie the game on the man advantage. Then, 13 seconds later, senior midfielder Jake Withers won the faceoff and found freshman defender Jeff Henrich who dashed downfield and scored the game-winning goal with 10:39 remaining.Senior midfielder J.T. Blubaugh scored the tying goal at seven for OSU.“(This game) shows what we’re capable of,” said senior midfielder Johnny Pearson. “It’s reflective of some of the plays on the field weren’t going our way, but we really rallied behind some of the momentum we got there late and really just proven what we can do.”UMass sophomore midfielder Ben Spencer flustered the OSU defense, earning his first career hat trick with the Minutemen. Spencer scored his final goal in the third quarter, followed by a strike from junior midfielder Jake Lisauskas to take a two-goal lead.But OSU countered again. Pearson and junior attackman Colin Chell scored for the Buckeyes to tie the game at six before the end of the quarter.Pearson had two goals on Saturday and leads the team with six through three games.OSU coach Nick Myers substituted junior goalie Matthew Smidt for the starter, redshirt senior goalie Tom Carey, at the start of the second quarter. Smidt made 11 saves on 15 shots, including two critical ones in the final minutes of the fourth quarter.“In nine years I’ve only made one or two goalie changes,” Myers said. “It’s not something I like to do, but I think it’s a gut feeling. He had a really good week. He made some big stops and I’m excited for him.”OSU trailed at three different points in the match, but not when it mattered when the horn sounded. Smidt was a key component to the comeback victory. He said the moment was not a surprise to him. “I was prepared to start the entire week,” Smidt said. “The coaches knew that I was going to get the opportunity to go in and I made the best of it. And it’s tough staying in that goal, but I think I executed good and I prepared myself to have a good go.” The Buckeyes were 12 for 19 overall in the faceoff circle and outshot UMass 39-29. However, of the 39 shots, only 18 were on frame compared to 19 of the opponent’s 29 shots. Myers said the offense was not the best today, but he’s glad the defense stepped up.“We know we did a lot of things offensively that were out of character for us and you know it was one of those days,” he said.The 3-0 Buckeyes will face the 0-2 Jacksonville Dolphins next Saturday at noon.
Coach Karen Dennis sits front and center during her teams celebration after her team won theBig Ten Championship on Saturday Feb. 24, 2018 at Spire Institute in Geneva, OH. Credit: Ethan Clewell | Lantern ReporterOhio State track and field director Karen Dennis became the first female to win the Men’s Big Ten Indoor Coach of the Year, the conference announced Tuesday.Dennis coached the Ohio State men’s team to its first Big Ten Indoor Championship since 1993 on Saturday. Seven Buckeyes earned first team all-conference honors during the indoor regular season.Dennis is not only the director, but she also coached sprinters, including both the 60-meter dash and 200-meter dash, which combined for 29 points in the championship. This success includes junior Nick Gray’s Ohio State record-breaking performance in the men’s 200-meter dash of 20.45 seconds. Dennis is currently in her fourth season at Ohio State as director. She was the women’s track and field and cross country head coach from 2006 to 2014. She led the Buckeyes to indoor and outdoor women’s titles in 2011, the outdoor title in 2012 and the women’s team indoor Big Ten Championship back in 2015.Dennis has been with Ohio State for 16 seasons, starting as an assistant track coach in 2003 in sprints. Before coming to Ohio State, Dennis was the head coach for the U.S. Women’s National Team in the 2000 Olympic Games.
Paul Pogba revealed Manchester United knew exactly how to take advantage of Tottenham’s “weakness” following their 1-0 win at WembleyInterim coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer started the game with a diamond formation that saw Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial playing in somewhat wider roles up front.United then set about attacking Spurs on the counter with Pogba releasing Rashford from the right flank with a superb ball to score the match-winner on Sunday in the first-half.Speaking afterwards, Pogba stated that United knew that they were doing against Spurs after preparing well for the encounter.“It was very important,” Pogba told Sky Sports.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“It was a big test. We needed the points and Tottenham needed the points. We’re really proud.“It’s a great ball [to set-up Rashford’s goal] but we’ve been training on this. We knew it was a weakness of Tottenham’s when they were attacking on one side.“We needed to get high and attack the opposite side. He makes a great run and I try to give him the perfect pass.“Top four is what we want. We have to keep it up.”United are now level with Arsenal on 41 points in fifth-place in the Premier League after 22 games.
April 11, 2019 Sexually violent predator Alan James released to home in Jacumba Hot Springs 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Sexually Violent Predator Alan James has been released from custody. This court order was granted despite opposition from victims, elected officials and community members.According to the District Attorney’s office, the court ruling ordered the release of James on or before March 25.The public is not told when the actual release takes place due to safety concerns for the convict, says the DA’s office.KUSI has confirmed James is out of custody and is now living at a home in Jacumba. He will continue to undergo outpatient therapy.James was convicted of multiple sex crimes on a child including rape and kidnapping.KUSI’s Ginger Jeffries has the follow up report. Ginger Jeffries, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: April 11, 2019 Ginger Jeffries