Donegal government staff may strike over redeployement

first_img Pinterest Newsx Adverts Facebook Previous articleMuff Robbers who were ‘high on blues’ sentenced to six monthsNext articleThomas Pringle begins legal challenge against government over EU treaties News Highland Twitter Staff at a Donegal based government department have threatened to go on strike if they are forced to make 90km round trips to work.Clerical officers at a Department of Agriculture local office have backed plans for industrial action after being told they will be redeployed to work in offices miles from their base in Raphoe.The department decided the staff, who work at its Raphoe office, are “surplus” to requirements and should move to offices in Donegal town, Buncrana and Letterkenny.But the staff, who provide veterinary and other services to the farming community, have voted 100pc in favour of industrial action if they are forced to move, claiming they do not have transport to get to the offices.This is despite the fact that the Croke Park deal rules out industrial action and allows staff to be moved up to 45km radius of their workplace or home address. WhatsApp Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Google+ WhatsApp Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released By News Highland – April 18, 2012 Pinterest Facebook Donegal government staff may strike over redeployement Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twitterlast_img read more

Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS football coach resigns, cites shooting

first_img“When you teach all the time: Don’t quit, don’t quit, and then you’re quitting, I’m sure that’s hard,” May said. “But I don’t want them to think I’m quitting on them. I just need that change in my life.“This whole year. I mean, it’s been hard. But you come back every day for the kids. You come back because they need you. I said it a lot. It’s just terrible, it’s terrible, it’s hard every day. It’s hard to come to work, and you don’t want work to be like that, where you’re miserable.”May led Stoneman Douglas for six years, going 33-26. The team went 5-5 last year and missed out on a playoff berth. Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school football coach Willis May announced his resignation Wednesday just more than a year after a fatal school shooting left 17 people dead, including assistant football coach Aaron Feis and athletic director Chris Hixon. While May expressed gratitude for the Parkland, Fla., community, he cited the shooting as his primary reason for stepping down.  “It’s been hard to come to work with everything that’s went on,” May said, per the South Florida Sun Sentinel. “I miss Aaron Feis every day, and I miss Chris Hixon every day. It’s been really hard, and I just needed a change. I needed a change for my soul.“We’ve got a cemetery on campus that we have to look at every day, when it comes to the 1200 building. They know I have to walk in my office and Aaron Feis’ desk is there without him, and on the other side Chris Hixon’s office is there without him. It’s hard. They understand.”May explained he didn’t take the decision lightly and that he doesn’t want his players to think he’s quitting. Instead, he reiterated he needs a change in pace and plans to move to Fort Myers to be closer to his parents.last_img read more

Hyannis Film Festival announces competition for young filmmakers

first_imgThe video shorts competition, Clamdance, is open for young filmmakers to focus on Cape Cod and the Islands, with a sense of the area’s history, environment, and diverse residents. Among several awards in the competition, a “new normal” category encourages short films that help navigate these challenging times during social distancing, whether the viewpoint is lighthearted or with a serious outlook, the release says. The competition is divided into two age groups, 18 and under, and 19 to 25 years old, for young filmmakers who are residents of Cape Cod or the Islands.Other awards include best in each age group, and an audience favorite in each age group. The Casey Sherman Award, named for the prominent Hyannis author whose books have been the basis for several movies, will recognize an entry in each age group that best tells a narrative story. One member from a high school class of 2020 will receive a scholarship of $300 to continue his or her studies related to filmmaking. Otherwise, entrants are not required to be enrolled students.Videos must be 2 to 10 minutes long, and submitted electronically as a digital file through Film Freeway, which accepts all major video formats in full-quality HD, up to 10 GB. More technical details are provided after entrants register at filmfreeway.com/hyannisfilmfestivalshorts. Submissions are due by midnight Monday, Sept. 21. Films cannot be made as a commercial promotion. Films cannot be a music video, although movie musicals are welcomed, with the requirement that all music must have music rights properly cleared. 1 of 2 During the coronavirus pandemic, Hyannis Film Festival encourages the filmmakers to observe current directives and guidelines for the health and safety of themselves and others, including recommended social distancing and hygiene practices.Clamdance entrants will be notified of their status by Oct. 15, 2020. Visit the Hyannis Film Festival website or Facebook page for updated information. Email questions to [email protected], or call executive director Bill Ferrall at 508-228-8535. Hyannis Film Festival, which launched last year, is moving ahead by showcasing the creative spirits of young filmmakers located on Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard. According to a press release, the festival was scheduled for this coming fall, but due to restrictions may be a virtual shorts festival.center_img — Hyannis Film Festival — Hyannis Film Festivallast_img read more