San Francisco government officials are considering legislation, which would make the city the first in the US to ban all sales of electronic cigarettes. This means that Juul, the leading e-cigarette company, may no longer be allowed to keep its headquarters in San Francisco. On Tuesday, San Francisco supervisors will vote on measures that ban the sale and distribution of e-cigarettes in the city, as well as a manufacturing ban on city property. 'Young people have almost indiscriminate access to a product that shouldn't even be on the market,' said San Francisco city attorney Dennis Herrera. 'We need to enforce the rules that we have in place already,' said Carlos Solórzano, CEO of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco.
June 18, 2019 19:41 UTC
Our pick – fit for any summer occasion – is this deluxe jacquard prom-style dress, €337, Noirin’s Boutique, Millstreet. For laid back summer style befitting a beach wedding or a garden party, you can’t beat the easy appeal of floaty florals. A vintage-style tea dress is the perfect choice for a chic country wedding. Button-down Ferrier tea dress, €275, hobbs.co.uk. Increasingly popular on the red carpet, trouser suits make for standout wedding style.
June 18, 2019 19:30 UTC
Human rights activists have called on Stormont departments to used devolved powers to “step up and make Northern Ireland a good place for asylum seekers to be” at the launch of a new report. This outlined issues around asylum, migration and human rights with a view to “ending the destitution of asylum seekers in Northern Ireland”. At present there are about 1,000 asylum seekers in the North via one so-called dispersal area, Belfast. Sipho Sibanda, an asylum seeker from Zimbabwe, who has called Belfast home for four years, told The Irish Times the Housing Executive could “take away restrictions when it comes to homeless hostels so asylum seekers can access them”. She said: “The report evidences the UK Government’s ‘hostile environment’ policy that is purposefully driving asylum seekers to destitution and hopelessness by providing minimal financial support and prohibiting paid work.
June 18, 2019 19:30 UTC
A former librarian who believes he contracted HIV through his haemophilia treatment told the Infected Blood Inquiry of how he attended 90 funerals of affected friends - with 70 in one year, including his brother's. Suresh Vaghela, 55 (pictured), who believes he contracted HIV through his haemophilia treatment, told Infected Blood Inquiry of how he attended 70 in one year, including his brother's. Mr Vaghela said there was a 'unique bond' between those affected by the infected blood scandal. She told the inquiry she received blood transfusions in 1975 and when she was very seriously ill in 1980. April, 2019: Infected Blood Inquiry starts hearing evidence.
June 18, 2019 19:26 UTC
Chaya Shurkin, from Lakewood, New Jersey, has been charged with the death of the child following the incident on May 6. A panicked neighbour raised the alarm after noticing the one-year-old girl in distress inside the car. (Image: CBS2)Warm weather that day meant that temperatures inside the car would have reached 43 degrees celcius. The child was left in the vehicle after a mix-up with her parents over who was bringing her in, NBC reported . Lakewood Mayor Meir Lichtenstein said that temperatures outside that day were at around 21C - but the interior of the vehicle heated up rapidly.
June 18, 2019 19:20 UTC
Women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy are to receive €20,000 each. The payments will apply to women affected by the non-disclosure of the CervicalCheck audit. The Minister for Health Simon Harris had asked an independent panel to set the compensation level. In the coming days, the CervicalCheck Tribunal Bill is due to be published. The Tribunal will hear and determine claims arising from the clinical audit, in particular regarding the reading of smears.
June 18, 2019 19:07 UTC
Instead of turning her living room into a cosy space to chill out and watch TV, Maura's lounge has a dressing table for her make-up. There's also a full-length mirror, racks of clothes and lots of open space where she can pose for pictures. It comes after Maura's past was finally revealed as it emerged she was engaged to a car mechanic back in her native Ireland. The friend added that Maura used to be a hairdresser in her local salon while James worked in his dad's garage. They are believed to have tried to make the relationship work after the move but the long-distance was too difficult to sustain.
June 18, 2019 18:53 UTC
'He's finished - the California Supreme Court was his last resort,' Dean Wallraff, lawyer for the pro-environment Sierra Club - which sued Evans over his plan - told DailyMailTV. Whether the wealthy Irish musician and songwriter will finally abandon his Malibu project or choose to keep his dream alive, he isn't saying. 'We'll fight him again, all the way to the Supreme Court again,' declared Wallraff. In May 2017, LA Superior Court Judge James Chalfant devastated the Sierra Club by ruling in favor of The Edge and the CCC. Evans only recourse at that point was to go to the California Supreme Court - which this week refused to review his case.
June 18, 2019 18:45 UTC
Local authorities do not have the sufficient professional and technical resources to deal with the increasing incidence of horse welfare issues, an Oireachtas committee has heard. Paddy Mahon of the CCMA, which is the representative body of local authorities, said the issue of stray and unwanted horses has become “particularly pronounced in the post-Celtic Tiger period”. Problems associated with seizing horses “are not declining”. “Most local authorities use contractors for the purposes of seizing horses and providing pound facilities. Even when the authorities are notified, it is “well after the event” which impacts on the ability to effectively investigate, he said.
June 18, 2019 18:45 UTC
President Donald Trump has announced that acting Secretary of Defence Patrick Shanahan is withdrawing his nomination to lead the Pentagon. President Donald Trump has announced that acting Secretary of Defence Patrick Shanahan is withdrawing his nomination to lead the Pentagon. The president added that the Secretary of the Army, Mark Esper, will be the new acting secretary. ....I thank Pat for his outstanding service and will be naming Secretary of the Army, Mark Esper, to be the new Acting Secretary of Defense. Mr Shanahan, a former Boeing executive, has been leading the Pentagon as acting secretary since January 1, a highly unusual arrangement for arguably the most sensitive Cabinet position.
June 18, 2019 18:18 UTC
Dublin City Council has entered negotiations with Nama over the purchase of land to accommodate up to 600 social and affordable homes at the Glass Bottle site in the capital’s docklands. The negotiations between Nama and the council were confirmed by DCC chief executive Owen Keegan at a meeting of the Oireachtas Housing Committee on Tuesday. However, Mr Keegan warned the housing committee that developing the social housing on the docklands site, which is a former landfill, was going to prove an expensive task. Sinn Féin housing spokesman Eoin Ó Broin welcomed the news, but warned that “huge challenges remain in the delivery of genuinely affordable rental and purchase housing”. A planning application is not expected on the St Michael’s estate, where hundreds of cost rental homes are planned, before the spring of 2020.
June 18, 2019 18:10 UTC
The higher level chemistry paper was straightforward and made more use of graphs than usual, according to Tara Lyons, chemistry teacher at the Institute of Education in Dublin. “There was a bit more emphasis this year on atomic theory than in previous years, but nothing too challenging,” she said. Difficult“This is getting more difficult with the introduction of one-hour classes in schools as 20 mins are being lost every week for two years of Senior Cycle. “The gap between the Junior Cycle and Senior Cycle Science science subjects has become a chasm, as the new Junior Cycle science does not prepare students for Senior Cycle chemistry,” she warned. TRY THIS AT HOME:Leaving Cert chemistry, higher level (a) What are cathode rays?
Mr Whyms said Mr Foley’s farm enterprise got very large, very fast. He said: “Mr Foley got overloaded and overwhelmed and these issues arose and there is no getting away from that. Judge Keys adjourned the case to October 29th and remanded Mr Foley on bail to sell all of the horses on his lands. Mr Foley has also agreed to provide the exact number of stock currently, not to purchase any other horses and record all sales. Judge Keys told Mr Foley that he was “making no promises” in relation to sentence.
“For this, I offer my most sincere apology to all people of Hong Kong,” she said. There is a structural problem inherent in the “one country, two systems” framework, according to Jean-Pierre Cabestan, professor of political science at Hong Kong Baptist University. The chief executive is “both responsible to Beijing, and accountable to the Hong Kong people”, he said. Under the “one country, two systems” arrangement, China pledged that Hong Kong could maintain a high degree of autonomy for 50 years until 2047, but Beijing increasingly sees the Hong Kong system as intent on undermining its “one country”. “And this is a non-starter for most Hong Kong people,” he said.
Gardaí have again targeted criminals who were raided earlier in the year when a marmoset monkey was seized by the Garda on animal welfare grounds. In April, gardaí seized a machine pistol, a .357 Magnum revolver and a machine gun with silencer along with about 300 rounds of ammunition. Two men were arrested at the time and they were once again the targets of the Garda team on Tuesday. They were supported by the Garda helicopter, Garda dog unit, Garda water unit and officers from the Revenue Commissioners. Meanwhile, four men arrested in an unrelated operation in west Dublin on Monday remained in Garda custody on Tuesday evening.
June 18, 2019 17:48 UTC