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Breaking: Frank McBrearty on verge of quitting Fine Gael

first_imgNewly elected Fine Gael county councillor Frank McBrearty is on the verge of quitting the party, according to sources close to the Raphoe man.McBrearty was elected to the Stranorlar Municipal District Authority just three days ago.The 50-year old is blaming internal pressure and claims he is being ‘bullied’ by other members of the party. He has told sources that he is seriously considering quitting the party.The source told Donegal Daily that McBrearty is also considering co-opting his wife onto the council.McBrearty was an Independent councillor but stood for Fine Gael in the latest election.The source said “Frank wanted to come in and work hard for his community and for Fine Gael. But he claims that certain sections of the party are doing their damndest to work against him. “He claims there is a personal campaign to force him out of the party and he said he simply cannot work with Fine Gael under these conditions.“He wants to quit and will make his decision shortly. He just doesn’t want to work with people who are working against him.”Breaking: Frank McBrearty on verge of quitting Fine Gael was last modified: June 1st, 2019 by StephenShare 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:Fine GaelFrank McBreartyquitlast_img read more

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Pro wrestling returning to the Eureka

first_imgProfessional wrestling is returning to Humboldt County, and this time there will be an added bonus for local fans.The fifth annual Rumble in the Redwoods will take place at Redwood Acres on March 24, with five bouts scheduled between some familiar names.This year, however, the main event will feature a local wrestler competing for the first annual Pacific Northcoast Championship belt.“I wanted to give this territory it’s own identity,” event promoter and ring announcer Joe Sousa said. “This …last_img read more

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23 of 25 Hospitals Offering Full Services

first_imgMost of the island’s 25 hospitals have resumed full services, following the passage of Hurricane Sandy on October 24. This was disclosed by Director of Emergency Disaster Management and Special Services in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Marion Bullock Ducasse, during an interview with JIS News, today (October  26), at the Bustamante Children’s Hospital, in Kingston. “All but two of our hospitals are now offering full services. The  Annotto Bay Hospital (in St. Mary), unfortunately, lost a section of the roof and therefore they are now only still seeing emergency cases. At the Port Antonio Hospital (in Portland), they are actually seeing emergency cases and doing outpatient clinics, but they are not offering elective services. So, we therefore have the other 23 hospitals that are offering full services now,” she said. She informed that “as of today, all of the Ministry of Health facilities continue to offer services, though at varying levels.” Dr. Bullock Ducasse further informed that at the Port Antonio Hospital, full service offerings should be resumed by next week. However,  she was unable to give a specific timeline regarding the Antonno Bay Hospital, “because of the extent of the damage.” Damage sustained at the Antonno Bay Hospital include: the loss of roof to sections of the hospital, including the male and female wards as well as to the accident and emergency, and paediatric wards. She is anticipating that the facility will be repaired within two weeks, “to the extent that we can move patients back into those wards and use those areas again.”                                                                                                            Dr. Bullock Ducasse said that while emergency services are being offered, members of the public are being encouraged to use the other facilities nearby, such as the Port Maria Hospital and the St. Ann’s Bay Hospital. She also pointed out that staff turnout at the hospitals has improved, and that most persons were able to access the health facilities today. Regarding the island’s health centres, Dr.  Bullock Ducasse informed that in the Western Region (Trelawny, St. James, Hanover and Westmoreland),  all the health centres are operational from today; and the same obtains for the Southern Region, comprising  Clarendon, Manchester and St. Elizabeth. She informed that for the South East Region, a few of the health centres “are not operational” in Kingston and St. Andrew; and in St. Catherine, the St. Jago Park Health Centre lost a section of the roof. “The main challenges that were being experienced today,  are in the worst affected parishes  –  St. Thomas, Portland, and St. Mary,” she said. In the meantime, she said that all the relevant sectors and stakeholders are working assiduously to restore normal services.last_img read more

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First LNG Ship Arrives at Soma LNG Terminal

first_imgzoom The first liquefied natural gas (LNG) ship has arrived at the new Soma LNG Terminal located in Shinchi Town in Fukushima prefecture, Japan Petroleum Exploration (JAPEX) informed.Puteri Intan Satu came from Malaysia and entered Soma Port on December 6.About 60,000 tons of LNG will be unloaded from the ship, representing the first cargo the terminal will receive.The Soma LNG Terminal, located at the No.4 wharf of Soma Port, started commissioning on December 1 and commercial operations are scheduled to start in March 2018, according to the company. The terminal comprises a ground-type LNG storage tank with a capacity of 230,000 kiloliters, two berths for a large ocean-going ship, a domestic vessel for receiving and shipping, LNG vaporization equipment, and LNG shipping facility.The LNG terminal will receive cargo and supply LNG vaporized gas to the Niigata-Sendai Gas Pipeline via the Soma-Iwanuma Gas Pipeline which commenced operation on November 1, 2017. Furthermore, this terminal will supply LNG as a liquid based on LNG satellite system using tank trucks and a domestic vessel.During the commissioning period, test operations for commercial operation commencement are being conducted, in addition to legal procedures and preparation works.JAPEX has been entrusted by Fukushima Gas Power (FGP) with the management and operation of the second phase in which an additional LNG storage tank with a capacity of 230,000 kiloliters is to be constructed. The construction of the tank started in April 2017, and additional LNG vaporization equipment will commence construction in spring 2018. The facilities are expected to commence commercial operation in spring 2020. At the same time, Fukushima Natural Gas Power Plant will become operational.last_img read more