Southwest won’t resume alcohol service after recent assault on flight attendant

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementSonya Lacore, Southwest’s head of in-flight operations, wrote in the memo related to alcohol service that “based on the rise in passenger disruptions in flight, I’ve made the decision to re-evaluate the restart of alcohol service on board.”Earlier Friday, Southwest said it banned the woman accused of assaulting the flight attendant on Sunday and knocking out two of her teeth.Mainz told CNN the passenger “is restricted from ever flying on Southwest Airlines again, and she has been advised this decision is final.” RELATEDTOPICS Mother, two-year-old son kicked off flight in Fort Myers while he snacked without mask September 14, 2020 Southwest Airlines will no longer block middle seats October 23, 2020 Southwest Airlines said Friday it will not resume alcohol service as planned after the recent assault on one of its flight attendants, according to an internal memo obtained by CNN.The airline had planned to resume serving alcohol on some flights starting in June.On May 23, a Southwest passenger was arrested on suspicion of felony battery causing serious injury after she allegedly struck a flight attendant during a flight from Sacramento to San Diego, according to a statement from the Port of San Diego Harbor Police Department.“The passenger repeatedly ignored standard inflight instructions (tray table in upright position, seat belt, etc.) and became verbally and physically abusive upon landing,” Southwest Airlines spokesman Chris Mainz told CNN. ‘To infinity and beyond’: Boy’s missing Buzz Lightyear goes on ‘airport mission’ March 14, 2021 The Federal Aviation Administration said it has a zero-tolerance policy for unruly passenger behavior and has proposed civil fines ranging from $9,000 to $52,500 against at least 15 passengers in May.The FAA said in a news release issued on Monday that it had received about 2,500 reports of unruly behavior by passengers since the beginning of the year, including about 1,900 reports of passengers refusing to comply with the federal face mask mandate.The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved. Former Southwest Airlines pilot sentenced for undressing, watching porn during flight June 2, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Advertisement AdvertisementTags: Southwest Airlines AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 commentslast_img read more

Applications sought for Rural Water Programme 2019-2021

first_img Community Facebook Previous articleLaois businessman pioneers the next big thing with innovative ‘Butterfly Cup’Next articleAll of this weekend’s GAA fixtures LaoisToday Reporter Facebook The Department for Housing, Planning and Local Government has announced a new investment programme for water services in rural areas.  The Multi-Annual Rural Water Programme will run from 2019 to 2021.Laois County Council invites applications from interested parties to submit proposals for funding for the following measures:1 – New Group Water SchemesThis measure supports social and economic development in rural towns and villages and their hinterlands by providing new group water schemes where public water supply schemes or individual/private wells are not the most viable option. Grant aid will apply to the following measures:Standalone Group Water Schemes: the provision of a new standalone group water scheme, including source development, water treatment and installation of mains distribution system.Extensions: provides for a group water scheme to apply to extend an existing private or public group water schemes2 – Community Connection to (Water and Wastewater) NetworksThe measure will facilitate the expansion of the coverage of the existing public water supply and wastewater collection systems where this is justified and is both technically and economically viable.Networks will be considered viable where the connection is in sufficiently close proximity to the existing Irish Water network.  Grant aid will apply to the following measures:Community Water Connection Networks: piped water supplies to the rural population through the development of community water connection networks as extensions to the existing public (Irish Water) water distribution network in areas where a private group water scheme or private wells are not viable options,Community Wastewater Connection Networks: wastewater collection to population clusters, currently on deficient individual wastewater treatment systems (septic tanks), immediately adjacent to towns and villages through the development of community wastewater connection networks as extensions to the existing public (Irish Water) wastewater collection system.Further details regarding the above works and grant aid available can be obtained from Mary Donohue, Rural Water Liaison Officer, Water Services – [email protected]; 057 8674354.Closing date for receipt of applications is 4pm on Friday, March 8, 2019.SEE ALSO – Check out the dedicated jobs section on LaoisToday.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Community New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening By LaoisToday Reporter – 21st February 2019 Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Council Home Sponsored Applications sought for Rural Water Programme 2019-2021 Sponsored Applications sought for Rural Water Programme 2019-2021 Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ TAGSLaois County Council Twitter WhatsApp Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic yearlast_img read more

Sadness in Killenard and Portarlington areas following death of Mick Terrett

first_imgHome News Community Sadness in Killenard and Portarlington areas following death of Mick Terrett NewsCommunity Sadness in Killenard and Portarlington areas following death of Mick Terrett GAA Previous articleBlake-Dunne the leader as Holy Family win Roinn 5 Girls titleNext articleDouble up for five-star Portarlington as they claim Division 1 Boys Shield LaoisToday Reporter 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp By LaoisToday Reporter – 24th October 2019 Facebook WhatsApp TAGSFianna FailKillenardMick TerrettO’Dempsey’sPortarlington Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory There was sadness in the Killenard and Portarlington areas this week following the sudden death of Mick Terrett.Mick worked in JJ Behan’s, Bord na Mona, Butler’s and later B&I in Dublin until retirement, at which point he set up his own pallet repair company.A lifelong supporter of Fianna Fáil, he canvassed widely for the party over a long number of years and his funeral this was attended by a large number of Fianna Fáil elected representatives.He was also one of Laois’s stewards in Croke Park for over 30 years and a minute’s silence was observed in his memory in O’Moore Park last Sunday.A very active member of O’Dempsey’s GAA club, Mick was a highly-rated forward on the 1963 senior championship-winning team, one of only two occcasions that the club claimed Laois senior honours.In a long career that saw him play for the Laois senior team in the 1950s, he later won an intermediate title with O’Dempsey’s in 1977. He then went on to manage O’Dempsey’s in the 1980s.Mick is deeply regretted by his loving wife Ann, son Colm, daughter Grainne, grandchildren Dylan, Gwyneth, Corey and Bryan, daughter-in-law Karen, son-in-law Noel, brothers Pat and Joe, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.His funeral mass took place in Killenard on Monday with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.The O’Dempsey’s team that won the Laois senior football title in 1963SEE ALSO – Sadness in Ballybrittas and surrounding areas following passing of Billy Murphy Twitter Pinterest GAA Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR GAA Twitterlast_img read more

Toyota seeks patent for digital whoopie cushion that farts tear gas at thieves

first_img RELATED TAGSToyotaNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury See More Videos Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2019 Toyota C-HR  Nick Tragianis / Driving While it all sounds very malicious, I’m sure we’ve all wanted to spray the person that stole our car with tear gas; unfortunately we can’t help but think that Toyota’s record of reliability with things that aren’t supposed to explode in your face but do anyway might turn buyers away from a system designed to harm the driver. Trending in Canada If you’re not a registered driver but sit in the driver’s seat, well, you get gassed—sort of like a whoopie cushion, except instead of being embarrassed, you are blinded.(Of course, it could also be quite embarrassing if you were to get into the car and the “deodorizer” function sprayed some Axe around the cabin, we suppose.)BMW and Mercedes already have systems like this which can dispense a desired fragrance using a selection of pods, but the German brands don’t go so far as to gas intruders.This truly is a James Bond-style gadget, and maybe it will preview a future ejector seat! Or, you know… an automatic parking lockout that won’t blind the driver while the car is moving. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever 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 ‹ Previous Next › 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” Trending Videos COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS advertisement We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Toyota has patented an anti-theft deterrent that involves spraying a potential hijacker with tear gas if the vehicle is stolen.The actual patent is titled “Vehicle Fragrance Dispenser,” and is designed with three functions in mind: an actual fragrance to “improve the mood of occupants”; a deodorizer that will remove odors; and the final and most uncharacteristic of Toyota, a tear gas dispenser that will activate in case “an illegitimate engine start has been detected by an immobilizer of the vehicle.”The system is controlled via an automatic link to the driver’s smartphone, and can change the fragrance based on who’s driving. last_img read more

PD Hinduja Hospital & MRC bags NABH recognition

first_img The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story By EH News Bureau on February 5, 2018 WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Share News Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app The hospital receives accreditation in nursing excellence and researchPD Hinduja Hospital & MRC has received two accreditations from the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH), the highest national recognition and a mark of quality patient care and safety. The accreditations were conferred in recognition of Standards for Nursing Excellence (Nursing department) and Standards for Institutional Ethics Committee under Clinical Program (Research wing). The hospital has been an NABH accredited multi-specialty hospital for the past nine years.Gautam Khanna, CEO, PD Hinduja Hospital & MRC said, “I am proud of the prestigious accreditations received from NABH. The accreditations reflect the excellence and dedication of our nurses and the research committee. Receiving these accreditations only strengthens our commitment to maintain and to continue providing the highest standards of safety, skilled and experienced services and latest medical technology to provide the best quality care.” PD Hinduja Hospital & MRC bags NABH recognition center_img Related Posts MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Read Article Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

Bunting outlines Rationale for Proposed Merger of JCF and ISCF

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The proposed merger of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Island Special Constabulary Force (ISCF), is high on the list of priorities of the Government. According to Minister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting, this forms part of a policy response to national security issues, both from the control and prevention aspects. He said that from a control perspective, the emphasis will be shifting from a national security to a citizens’ security emphasis, as this is critical to build a trusted partnership, which will be the foundation of successful policing and sustained crime reduction in the long term.  He added that there will be a shift from a police force to a police service. The Minister was addressing the 28th Annual Joint Central Conference of the Special Constabulary Force Association, at the Sunset Jamaica Grande Hotel, in Ocho Rios, on  June 28. “It is critical for the Police force to evolve, because we are facing an evolving criminal element,”  Mr. Bunting said. Pointing out that the JCF Act was passed in 1867 as a direct response to the Morant Bay rebellion, he argued that the constabulary force emanating out of that was a para-military type organisation, which tended to be different from most modern police forces, which  have adopted a more civilian type service. He suggested that changes would be made to the structures that govern the JCF, ISCF and the District Constables. “We have said the time has come to bring all of this under a modern management and supervision framework, and we are going to call that statutory body the Police Management Authority, which will incorporate both the Police Service Commission and the Police Civilian Oversight Authority,” the Minister said. “This will make it a more conventional corporate structure and it will provide for a much more efficient operation of policing,” he added. The Minister said the proposed merger of the JCF and the ISCF should be viewed from this wider context. He explained that from the control side, there will be strategic responses, such as the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption (MOCA) task force targeting  proceeds of crime, while from the prevention side, more resources would  be put into social intervention than ever before.                                                                    RelatedBunting outlines Rationale for Proposed Merger of JCF and ISCF RelatedBunting outlines Rationale for Proposed Merger of JCF and ISCF Bunting outlines Rationale for Proposed Merger of JCF and ISCF National SecurityJuly 1, 2012 By Bryan Miller, JIS Reporter RelatedBunting outlines Rationale for Proposed Merger of JCF and ISCF Advertisementslast_img read more

Government Looking at Ways to Prevent Possible Lottery Scam Fall-Out

first_imgRelatedNo Let Up in NHT Housing Provisions Government Looking at Ways to Prevent Possible Lottery Scam Fall-Out InformationMarch 14, 2013 RelatedGovernment Looking at Ways to Prevent Possible Lottery Scam Fall-Out RelatedArchives Critical to Jamaica’s Historycenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, says the Government is looking at ways to prevent any possible fall-out that lottery scamming may cause in the telemarketing industry.“It is something that we are very concerned about and what we have to do is make sure that we are in constant dialogue with our investors. I believe that all the actions that we have taken as a Government, that people recognize that we are doing a lot, and that we have put a dent in the lottery scam business,” the Minister said.Senator Falconer was speaking on Wednesday, March 13, at the weekly Jamaica House press briefing.In the meantime, Minister Falconer stressed the Government’s commitment to nabbing scammers and eradicating the activity. She noted that so far, the anti-lottery scam police task force has carried out 40 major operations.The Minister said that in its close collaboration with the US government to stop scamming, Jamaica is rolling out a comprehensive five-point plan, which include public education; increased enforcement; new laws; strengthening judicial and procedural rules, and restitution for victims.“We are also working on outreach in the United states, raising awareness by providing tips on how individuals can protect themselves from this type of fraud,” she said.Senator Falconer pointed out that a “tough” piece of new legislation was passed in the Senate last week.“The Fraudulent Transaction Special Provisions Act (2013)… is designed to crack down on individuals who use lottery and advanced fee scams to prey on the elderly and other vulnerable groups,” she explained.It also provides for sanctions to punish persons who aid and abet perpetrators of these unlawful schemes.“These measures reflect the sincerity and commitment to our work with the United States to protect its citizens and end the lottery scam,” she argued.Senator Falconer also highlighted recent changes to the Evidence Act to allow for victims of certain types of crimes in Jamaica and the US, including those related to lottery scams, to give anonymous video testimony. This eliminates the need for them to come to Jamaica to testify.Chairman of the Anti-lottery Scam Inter-ministerial Committee, and State Minister for Science Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson, in a Huffington Post interview during his current visit to the United States, said some 400 persons have already been arrested in connection with the lottery scam.By Alphea Saunders, JIS Reporters Advertisementslast_img read more

Youth Ministry Establishes Strategic Repositioning of the Child Protection and Residential Sector Task Force

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedJCDC to Stage Several Events in the West FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Youth and Culture, the Honourable Lisa Hanna has established the Strategic Repositioning of the Child Protection and Residential Sector (SRCPRS) task force, to oversee the strategic review of residential care in Jamaica for children. This task force is chaired by Mrs. Grace Ann Stewart McFarlane, Senior Director in the Children’s Affairs Division of the Ministry of Youth and Culture.According to Minister Hanna, the task force is charged with responsibility to conduct a detailed analysis of existing system of both the public and private children homes with a view to moving more children out of institutional care and placing them with families.“Over the past two years we have seen significant benefits to those wards of the state who we have placed with foster care families, they do better in school and with their general development.” Hanna said.Adding that the Ministry had moved the number of children who qualified for tertiary institutions from two in 2012 to 48 in 2014, the Minister said of that number, 90% of them were those that were placed with families.The Ministry recognizes that these families need an increase in the stipend currently being provided to them by the Child Development Agency (CDA) and in an effort to assist many of them the CDA coordinated discounts at MegaMart outlets for groceries as well as assistance with books and other educational supplies.However, Minister Hanna indicated that in an effort to be more strategic with the annual budgetary subventions and their own policy to treat and care for every child as they would their own, the Ministry’s ultimate objective is to place more Jamaican children in caring family environments for long term.Currently, there are just under 5000 children in state care with 875 of them living with families. The Minster applauded the many Jamaicans who have opened their homes to these wards and encouraged more Jamaicans to do the same.The timeline for the task force to conduct its analysis and report to the Minister is three months. Youth Ministry Establishes Strategic Repositioning of the Child Protection and Residential Sector Task Force CultureJuly 22, 2015Written by: Marvel Gordon Senior Communications Officer (Acting) center_img RelatedJCDC to Promote Cultural Events through New Media RelatedOCR Pleased to Announce the Opening of its Newest Parish Office in St. Mary Story HighlightsMinister of Youth and Culture, the Honourable Lisa Hanna has established the Strategic Repositioning of the Child Protection and Residential Sector (SRCPRS) task force.This task force is chaired by Mrs. Grace Ann Stewart McFarlane, Senior Director in the Children’s Affairs Division of the Ministry of Youth and Culture.The task force is charged with responsibility to conduct a detailed analysis of existing system of both the public and private children homes with a view to moving more children out of institutional care and placing them with families. last_img read more

EC quizzes WhatsApp rivals on Facebook deal — report

first_img Related AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 10 JUL 2014 Rivals of WhatsApp have reportedly been approached by European Union antitrust officials regarding the proposed $19 billion acquisition of the world’s most popular messaging app maker by Facebook.Sources told The Wall Street Journal that detailed questionnaires have been sent to a number of technology and messaging companies, with the aim of gauging how the deal could potentially affect competition in the market.At least two of the companies are believed to have expressed concern that the deal would squeeze them out of the market, due to the combined online messaging volume of Facebook and WhatsApp.The companies have also been asked about how they control and use personal data within the services they offer.The move comes ahead of a formal review of the deal by the European Commission, which is unlikely to have taken place had Facebook not requested it, as WhatsApp doesn’t generate enough revenue in Europe to trigger an investigation automatically.The social networking giant asked the EC to conduct a review covering all 28 countries within the EU in May to avoid the possibility of separate reviews in multiple markets.According to The Wall Street Journal, the telecoms industry in Europe has been lobbying against the merger on the grounds that OTT companies are using their infrastructure but aren’t taxed or regulated in the same way.However, some antitrust lawyers believe the argument could be difficult to justify due to the fast-changing nature of online communications and how broadly the market is defined.The US Federal Trade Commission notified Facebook and WhatsApp about their obligations to protect consumer privacy in April, including the fact that post-merger WhatsApp must continue to honour prior promises made to consumers. Tim joined Mobile World Live in August 2011 and works across all channels, with a particular focus on apps. He came to the GSMA with five years of tech journalism experience, having started his career as a reporter… More Read more Author Tim Ferguson Apps antitrustEuropeFacebookRegulatoryWhatsAppcenter_img HomeAppsNews EC quizzes WhatsApp rivals on Facebook deal — report India threatens action over WhatsApp privacy change Facebook trials feature to connect neighbours WhatsApp shrugs off India privacy update pressure Tags Previous ArticleEE sets tentative dates for LTE Broadcast deploymentNext ArticleDish plans 600MHz bid for mobile broadband – report last_img read more

Main Evening News, Sport, Farming & Obituaries Thurs May 14th

first_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – May 14, 2020 Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport, Farming & Obituaries Thurs May 14th Main evening News Thursday 14th May Listen back to this evening’s main news, sport, farming news & views and obituaries here:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/newdfgdfgdfsthurs14.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter Google+center_img AudioHomepage BannerNewsPlayback News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleFirst steps on lifting restrictions in North to start on MondayNext article10 further deaths, 426 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more