School secretaries to ballot on industrial action

first_img Google+ WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Set featured imageSchool Secretaries attached to the trade union FORSA are set to ballot for industrial action after what they’ve described as ‘disappointing’ discussions at the Department of Education yesterday.A small number of school secretaries are paid directly by the departmen, but FORSA estimates that 90% are paid through their school’s ancillary grant – leaving some with salaries as low as €12,000 a year, and with no pension or ancillary benefits.Kathleen O’Doherty has been FORSA’s spokesperson on the issue in Donegal for over 10 years, and following a meeting last night, she says enough is enough…………Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter School secretaries to ballot on industrial action Google+center_img Twitter By News Highland – May 28, 2019 Previous articleGardai in Buncrana hunt two men over car smashing incidentNext article35 people awaiting in-patient beds at LUH News Highland Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Patricia Anton, US teacher killed in Dominican Republic, found ‘peace and purpose’ on island

first_imgFacebook(CABARETE, Dominican Republic) — Patricia Anton, an American teacher who was found dead in the Domincan Republic, will be memorialized at the school where she devoted herself for what would be the last years of her life, her family said.A “peace park” will be erected in her honor at 3 Mariposas Montessori School in Cabarete, where Anton worked as a teacher for six years, her cousin Adrianne Machina told ABC News on Thursday.“Her life was so much bigger than her death,” Machina said.Anton’s husband, Patrick, said in a statement to ABC News that the peace park “will become a lasting legacy in the Cabarete community she loved so much.”Police this week revealed details on how Anton, 63, was found in Cabarete, a town on the northern coast of the island nation. However, the circumstances of her death are still not clear.She appeared to have been a victim of a robbery, as police noted items including her phone, computer and television had been stolen. Local police told ABC News Thursday that no one has been detained yet, but they have identified a suspect and an arrest is imminent.Yet for Anton’s family, they are trying to remember her for who she was and what she meant to the community. The Dominican Republic, her cousin said, satisfied her wanderlust and gave her the opportunity to work with children.“The Dominican Republic was her happy place. I think her dream was to retire down there,” Machina said. “The Dominican Republic really gave her purpose and peace.”Machina added that when bringing relatives to visit the island nation, she would be the one to reassure them it was safe.“The last thing she’d want to be is the poster girl for ‘Don’t go to the Dominican Republic,’” her cousin said.Anton’s husband, Patrick, said in a statement that he and his children — a 35-year-old son, a 31-year-old son and 28-year-old daughter — appreciate the support they have received during this time.“We encourage you to spread Patty’s message of kindness and good works,” the family said.Anton was born in Trieste, Italy, but was an American citizen who lived in Detroit and Traverse City, Michigan, before moving to the Dominican Republic around 2013.Calling her a “maternal mama bear,” Machina said Anton always wanted to help children and believed that both education and human connection could benefit any community.“If people want to do something that would be meaningful, stand up for the underdog and be kind to people who look different from you,” Machina said. “She was all about kindness and sweetness.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

$750 to win feature at Davenport July 24 for Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods

first_imgDAVENPORT, Iowa – Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods race for $750 to win their Mississippi Valley Fair show next Tuesday, July 24 at Davenport Speedway.A minimum of $75 will be paid to start and there is no entry fee for the draw/redraw show, held in conjunction with the World of Outlaws Late Models.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Iowa State, but no track points will be awarded.General admission is $25 and box seats are $30.More information about the Northern SportMod portion of the program will be available from the IMCA office.last_img

Officials Issue New Guidelines for Barber Shops, Cosmetic Salons

first_imgEmployees will also be required to wear masks while performing personal services.The state is encouraging the businesses to thoroughly clean their facilities and supplies before reopening, and to continue doing so every day.Officials are also asking businesses to provide masks for their clients and to remove any unnecessary, frequently touched items, such as magazines, newspapers, and service menus from customer areas.Read the full guidelines here.Hair and nail salons, barber shops reopening in Florida As barber shops and beauty salons in Florida prepare to reopen this week, they will have to follow new rules to avoid spreading the coronavirus.The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation released new guidelines over the weekend for barber shops, cosmetology salons and cosmetology specialty salons, for when they open on Monday, May 11, for the first time in more than a month.Gov. Ron DeSantis on Saturday issued an executive order allowing such venues to reopen.The guidelines make it mandatory for the businesses to take customers by appointment only. In addition, they must allow at least 15 minutes between said appointments, and will not be permitted to take group appointments.last_img read more