The warning from Mary Robinson to the Extinction Rebellion movement that they risk alienating the public if they do not employ smart tactics is appropriate. Despite that, it seems a challenge to modify a protest in a way that does not undermine its potency. Balancing those extremes is the second greatest challenge the green movement faces and it must walk that high wire carefully. The Extinction Rebellion movement may or may not heed Mrs Robinson’s advice, but maybe our Green Party might consider her general point. Concentrate on sustainable housing, energy, transport, especially public transport, and protecting over-stretched and abused water resources.
October 21, 2019 23:03 UTC
Even Brexiteers are beginning to realise that the Kafkaesque nightmare is a UK problem, not a European one. The bloc has made Herculean efforts to parry British attempts to divide its members on Brexit, and last week’s hard-fought new deal with Johnson was greeted with back-slapping relief. Parliament hasn’t actually voted on the new Brexit deal yet. If MPs approve Johnson’s deal rapidly, the debate is moot. Where things get complicated is if Westminster thwarts Macron’s plans for a quick divorce and rejects Johnson’s deal.
October 21, 2019 23:02 UTC
Last night the UK government confirmed a framework for legal abortion services in Northern Ireland will be in place by 31 March 2020. And same-sex marriage regulations will be made no later than 13 January 2020. It will take longer to allow religious same-sex marriage ceremonies, or convert existing civil partnerships, because a "short consultation" is needed. In both cases Northern Ireland law is stricter than the Republic. Today political leaders in Northern Ireland staged a string of walkouts as a last-minute bid to block the legalisation ended in acrimony.
October 21, 2019 22:52 UTC
The Meath man said: “From the outset, we couldn’t see the logic of pushing ahead with a part change regarding Tier 2 when the task force were coming behind it. “It’s not what the CPA think or the GPA think but what the members think. “I know each of the versions being considered by the task force are significantly better. “Why are they pushing it in where the task force is looking at it? All of that is being looked at whether it’s U20 or U19, spring or summer, by the task force.
Jared Payne has insisted Joe Schmidt’s record as Ireland head coach is beyond reproach and feels sorry his fellow New Zealander and Rory Best are not leaving on the high they deserved. Payne was capped 20 times for Ireland under Schmidt, and played alongside Best for both Ulster and Ireland, and felt Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final mauling by the All Blacks was “mean”. It was a good All Blacks team and Ireland missed a few opportunities and then the All Blacks didn’t really let them get back into the game. Iain Henderson and Jacob Stockdale, who both saw plenty of game time at the World Cup, will be reintegrated more slowly. Rory Best has now retired from professional duty but when asked if it will be strange not to have the hooker back at Kingspan Stadium, Payne smiled: “He likes the free feeds.
An allegation that two coats went missing from a bar led to a threat being made to a bar manager and a violent altercation with security staff. The court heard the court had dealt with Roche’s partner in relation to the same incident at a sitting last week, at which she was fined. Security staff were called and at that point, in the words of defence solicitor Tony Greenway, matters “got out of hand”. Insp Callaghan said one security staff member was headbutted by Roche and when he was outside and appeared to have calmed down, security staff released him, only for Roche to then resume throwing punches. The judge was told Roche has 40 previous convictions, including two for assault.
That system may be what the GAA ends up with but, like the second tier championship, Super 8 is a work in progress. And like this latest Super 8, there is small print attached to inter-county Gaelic football’s T2. There could be as few as seven counties in Tier 2 from 2021. There will be five-week breaks for several Division 3 and 4 counties between provincial and Tier 2 championships. Fooled once about the profile promised for the Joe McDonagh Cup, they warned of being fooled again by the glitz and glamour guaranteed for the second tier football championship.
Recent reports suggest some Irish schools are struggling to control behaviour, with evidence of significant numbers of children on reduced timetables as a result. He encourages schools to treat behaviour like a subject and not to overestimate what they think students know about acceptable behaviour. Much like fundamental maths skills, when children no longer have to think about behaviour, the space is freed up for learning. Simms suggests teachers need to be more sceptical when reading research. Gifted students: can they be catered for in regular schools?
Source:The Irish Times
October 21, 2019 22:52 UTC
The 48-year-old Britain's Got Talent judge was tackling a Total Wipeout-style inflatable assault course when the accident happened. The Heart FM breakfast show co-host reportedly snapped her fibula in two places, while playing with her seven-year-old daughter Hollie. The TV star was rushed to hospital by her husband, record producer Chris Hughes, where she had a metal plate fitted into leg. (Image: Instagram)A source has told The Sun: "Amanda was enjoying some well-earned family time and was throwing herself into playing with her daughters at the seaside. "I suffered a nasty accident while playing in the sea with the family during our half-term holiday and subsequently broke my leg in two places.
October 21, 2019 22:41 UTC
Anne Sacoolas, a US spy's wife, fatally hit the motorcyclist when driving on the wrong side of the road in Northhamptonshire, it is alleged. She claimed diplomatic immunity due to her husband's work and went to the US after the crash in August. Sources told Sky News that police investigators will interview the suspect in America. US President Donald Trump met Harry Dunn's parents Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn at the White House last week. The parents told Mr Trump that it would be inappropriate to meet Sacoolas, who was reportedly waiting for them in the next room.
October 21, 2019 22:34 UTC
An SAS hero who helped clear the Iranian Embassy of terrorists during the 1980 siege has said the Metropolitan Police's head negotiator saved 19 lives. Six gunmen forced their way into the embassy in West London in April 1980, demanding independence for part of southern Iran and taking 26 hostages. They killed a hostage after six days, which led then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to order the SAS to storm the building. The Iranian embassy siege: The day the SAS emerged from the shadows The siege began when a group of six gunmen stormed into the Iranian embassy in South Kensington, London, on April 30th 1980. They took mostly embassy staff hostage but among them was BBC sound recordist Sim Harris who was at the embassy to get a visa.
October 21, 2019 22:07 UTC
Sheffield United went toe to toe with an Arsenal side beaten only by Liverpool so far this season and looking to move into the top three with a victory. It was far from comfortable for Emery and his expensively assembled team, with the £72m (€64.5m) forward Nicolas Pepe contributing to Arsenal’s troubles by missing a glorious chance to put his side in front before the opening goal. A devastating counter-attack, sprung in his own half by Saka, ended with Joe Willock slipping away Sead Kolasinac down the left-wing. Calum Chambers was presented with the last meaningful chance of the night but could only drive a cross-shot through a crowded United penalty area — a symbolic end to a frustrating Arsenal night. Arsenal (4-2-3-1):Subs: Martinez, Holding, Tierney, TorreiraReferee: Mike Dean 7
October 21, 2019 21:56 UTC
A snake has been captured on video getting stung by an insect as it attempts to eat another snake. In the clip, an insect, thought to be a yellowjacket wasp, is seen landing on a coral snake, which itself appears to be trying to eat a dead rat snake. Um ok, @UFEntomology and @MartaWayneUF , I believe I just witnessed a BEE 🐝 stinging a CORAL SNAKE 🐍 while the CORAL was dining on a RAT (?) @UF #FloridaBackyard pic.twitter.com/djbJJGxaUk — Evangeline Cummings (@EvieCummings23) October 17, 2019It was taken by Evangeline Cummings, a University of Florida employee, in her back yard in Gainesville. She told PA: “Snakes are common…but I’ve never seen snake on snake violence let alone the intervening angry wasp!”
October 21, 2019 21:45 UTC
Dominic Ansah and Ben Gillham-Rice, both 17, died after a gang gatecrashed a 23rd birthday party in a cul de sac home in Milton Keynes. Detectives are investigating reports that the close friends may have been the victims of a honeytrap plot laid by a rival gang who used two girls to 'set them up'. Officers revealed yesterday they believe the attack was 'targeted' and confirmed that a group of knifemen wearing face coverings invaded the house party of up to 20 guests. Yesterday a local woman, Hayley Louise French, wrote on the police force's Facebook page: 'I hope the two girls who set these boys up are arrested.' The two friends are understood to have attended Hazeley Academy in Milton Keynes before leaving the school last summer.
October 21, 2019 21:43 UTC
The problem arises when users download custom apps which have back-end vulnerabilities that can be exploited by hackers, reports ZDNet . The rogue app could also create a phishing attack by demanding a password while faking as an update message from Amazon or Google. Due to the long delay, users will not be aware the phishing message is from a rogue app they were using previously. "Customer trust is important to us, and we conduct security reviews as part of the skill certification process," an Amazon spokesperson said. It is not clear if anyone has been affected by these security hacks, but only occur if the user has downloaded a rogue app.
October 21, 2019 21:35 UTC