326 new Covid 19 cases in ROI, 22 of them in Donegal

first_img WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Google+ By News Highland – September 25, 2020 326 new Covid 19 cases in ROI, 22 of them in Donegal Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic 326 new Covid 19 cases have been reported today in the Republic today, 22 of them in Donegal.There are no new deaths.That brings the total number of cases to 34,315, and the number of Covid related deaths to 1,797.The highest daily number of COVID-19 cases has been announced in the North today, with 273 new cases today.There has now been more than ten thousand cases in Northern Ireland since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health.Over 10% of those infections have been diagnosed in the past week.No new Coronavirus related death were announced today North of the border today.**********************Statement from the National Public Health Emergency TeamThere have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today.There has been a total of 1,797 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.As of midnight Thursday, 23 September, the HPSC has been notified of 326 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 34,315* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. Of the cases notified today;162 are men / 152 are women69% are under 45 years of age33% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case49 cases have been identified as community transmission152 cases are in Dublin, 32 in Cork, 22 in Donegal, 21 in Galway, 15 in Meath, 11 in Kildare, 9 in Kerry, 8 in Louth, 8 in Westmeath, 6 in Limerick, 6 in Mayo, 6 in Tipperary and 5 in Wexford, with the remaining 25 cases in 8 counties.The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “Today I am asking people everywhere but particularly in Donegal and Dublin to pay special attention to the public health advice.“I ask every individual to take personal responsibility to prioritise who you need to see, limit the size of your social network and reduce your social contacts over the coming days and weeks.“Because while there is every chance that other areas will have to move to level 3, there is nothing inevitable about it. We have seen previously how people working together can turn the tide on this virus and bring increasing trajectories back under control.“Know how valuable your individual actions are. Your choices and your actions are part of how we will succeed.”  WhatsApp Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+ Twitter Pinterest Previous articleNews, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries on Friday September 27thNext articleGAA confirm National Football League fixtures to resume next month News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Court amends evidence code

first_img Court amends evidence code August 1, 2002 Regular News Amendments to the Florida Evidence Code have been approved by the Supreme Court, including a controversial change affecting the trials involving child molestation charges that was approved by a 4-3 margin.The Bar’s Code and Rules of Evidence Committee, with a concurrence from the Bar Board of Governors, had recommended against a legislatively-enacted change that would allow evidence of past molestation crimes to be introduced in a new trial when that information is deemed “relevant.”The committee, unlike other rules panels, usually performs a ministerial function of conforming court evidence procedures with state evidence laws since the legislature has the authority to create and amend the evidence code.But in this case, a committee majority said the change to F.S. §90.404(2), conflicted with other state laws.The court published all of the recommendations made by the committee, and received only two comments on the molestation issue and heard oral arguments on the differences.The court accepted all of the recommended changes endorsed by the committee, but rejected the advice to turn down the molestation changes, which were included in Chapter 2001-121, Section 1.But the court noted, “In the absence of a true ‘case and controversy,’ we express no opinion on the substance of the amendments or on the challenges to Chapter 2001-121, Section 1, that were raised in these proceedings.”Justices Major Harding, Charles Wells, Fred Lewis, and Peggy Quince concurred in the per curiam opinion. Chief Justice Harry Lee Anstead, Leander Shaw, and Barbara Pariente concurred in all of the changes but those affecting the molestation issue.“The majority of the [code] committee recommended that the court not adopt the amendment. . . based upon the inherent conflicts between the new legislation and sections 90.104(2) (the court should prevent inadmissible evidence from being suggested to the jury), 90.404(1) (character evidence is inadmissible to prove a person acted in conformity with that character trait), and 90.404(2)(a) (similar fact evidence is inadmissible when relevant only to prove bad character or propensity),” Pariente wrote for the dissenters.She also said the change conflicts with the Williams’ rule codified in F.S. §90.404(2)(a), and with Heuring v. State, 513 So. 2d 122 (Fla. 1987), and Saffor v. State 660 So. 2d 668 (Fla. 1995). Further, the majority failed to say to what extent the new rule is only procedural and “adopting this amendment without clarifying what portions are procedural and what portions are substantive will not assist either the trial courts or the litigants,” Pariente wrote. She said the rule should not be adopted until those questions are clarified by an actual case.Other changes, all approved unanimously, include conforming the code to:• F.S. 90.502, which provides that a discussion or activity that is not a meeting under F.S. §286.011 does not waive the attorney client privilege, nor does the provision constitute an exception to F.S. §§119.07 or 286.11.• F.S. §90.612 which says that judges should take special care to protect a witness under the age of 14 from questions that cannot reasonably be construed by a person of that age.• F.S. §90.4026 which specifies that statements, writings, or benevolent gestures “expressing sympathy or a general sense of benevolence” relating to the injury, pain, or death of a person due to an accident are not admissible as evidence in a civil action, but that a statement of fault accompanying such expressions is admissible.The court acted July 11 in In Re: Amendments to the Florida Evidence Code, case no. SC02-240.center_img Court amends evidence codelast_img read more

Wenger cryptic on Welbeck signing

first_img Press Association The England striker signed for Arsenal from Manchester United in a £16million deal on the final day of the window, while Wenger was in Rome for a charity game. Wenger said on Thursday that his initial preference had been to sign the player on loan and added: “If I had not travelled that day, Welbeck would not be here. I will explain that a bit later, but if I stayed at home, Welbeck would not be here today.” He cryptically added: “I will tell you that story one day – but that is the truth.” Welbeck was using Arsenal’s training base at London Colney in the build-up to England’s friendly against Norway on deadline day, September 1. It is reported that during that time Gunners duo Mikel Arteta and captain Per Mertesacker learned of the 23-year-old’s availability, with Tottenham the most likely destination, and so urged the Arsenal hierarchy to make their own move. A permanent transfer was signed off while Wenger was in Rome for the ‘Match for Peace’ and when asked by Press Association Sport whether he would have preferred a loan deal for Welbeck, Wenger said: “With an option to buy, yes. “When it was a permanent transfer, or loan with an option to buy, I was happy to take a permanent transfer. “At the start of the day the player was only available on loan, but after he became available to buy, I agreed.” Wenger’s comments made it unclear to say the least whether he had been in favour of the permanent acquisition of Welbeck. His exit from Old Trafford was prompted by their deadline-day signing of Radamel Falcao from Monaco, initially on loan. Danny Welbeck would not be an Arsenal player now if manager Arsene Wenger had been in London on transfer deadline day, the Frenchman has said. Wenger added: “I thought when (United) bought Falcao they had to let somebody go and I was not aware at the start (of the day) when I heard that he could be available. “It was quick because it was on the last day of the transfer window and I had no hesitation to do it.” Whatever his thoughts on the deal struck, Welbeck is very much part of Wenger’s plans and the Frenchman is convinced the United academy graduate can go on to be a key player within the squad. “He can first of all make himself a better player because I can help him,” said Wenger. “Danny is a young boy, not 24 yet and let’s not forget that some players who arrived here at the age of 23 made huge careers here, so I hope we can contribute and help him.” Meanwhile, midfielder Aaron Ramsey will be assessed after turning his ankle during Wales’ win in Andorra – but Wenger hopes any absence will be short-term. ”The first news is not bad,” said the Arsenal boss. ”He will be assessed (on Thurs day), he has a little chance to be available for Saturday. He had an ankle sprain, it is a minor one, that is for sure.” last_img read more