Numerous bags of rubbish dumped outside local charity shop

first_img Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Pinterest Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Previous article‘Huge increase’ in abandoned cars across InishowenNext articleEducation Minister planning phased return to schools next month News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Numerous bags of rubbish have been dumped outside a local charity shop. Under level 5 restrictions, charity shops remain closed yet in some cases; people are continuing to leave items at the door for collection.However, in recent days, the Good and New shop in Letterkenny has had to dispose of household waste which had been dumped outside the premises.Manager Eamon McDevitt is pleading with the public not to leave anything at their doors until such time as they’re back up and running again: WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – February 16, 2021 Facebook Numerous bags of rubbish dumped outside local charity shop Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme last_img read more

Optima Computers opens Brattleboro store

first_imgOPTIMA COMPUTERS KICKS OFF HOLIDAYS WITH MAIN STREET GRAND OPENING AND A HOLIDAY GIVE-A-WAYMain Street Location in Brattleboro Offers Convenience to Local Businesses and a Safe Haven for Area KidsBrattleboro, VT Just in time for the Holiday Season 2006, Optima Computers has opened its newest location on Main Street in downtown Brattleboro. The newest Optima Computers retail operation features nearly 5,000 square feet of space that in addition to Optima Computers Sales and Service, will also the include the companys Gaming Zone brand, a favorite destination for many of the areas youths. The addition of this location adds to the Optima Computers locations at 845 Putney Road in Brattleboro and 17 Rockingham Street in Bellows Falls.Were really excited about the opening of our new store on Main Street, said Josh Garza, CEO of Optima Computers. While our Putney Road location is highly trafficked, we believe having a store downtown will provide even greater convenience for users of The Gaming Zone and for consumers during the work week and especially the holidays whether for new systems sales, or for service and repair of their existing systems.The new Main Street location will feature a highly knowledge sales staff backed by certified technicians capable of handling virtually any technology issue. Like the other Optima Computer locations, the new store features the latest laptops, desktops and peripheral products such as digital cameras from brand names like Acer, HP and Nikon in addition to the latest in gaming accessories and software.The new location will also feature The Gaming Zone, a favorite destination among the areas kids and a safe haven for homework or simply having fun video gaming. The Main Street Gaming Zone will replace the Gaming Zone location on Putney Road with greater convenience and features five private rooms where friends can battle one another using the latest computer technology, gaming software and accessories. The new Gaming Zone location is sure the be a hit with Parents as moms and dads can monitor their kids via Optima Computers Auk Eye Network that provides real time, web-based video monitoring in a safe environment staffed by responsible adults. And like the Gaming Zone location formerly on Putney Road, the Main Street location will be available for the ever-popular LAN Parties as well as birthday parties and social events.In celebration of the holidays and the Grand Opening of the newest Optima location, the company will be giving away an Acer Aspire Series 5000 laptop computer with a retail value of $1,199. The drawing will be held on December 23rd during a live remote hosted by Brattleboros WKVT-FM. To enter the drawing, stop by any Optima Computers location and fill out and entry form, no purchase is necessary.The company leased the space directly from the current owners of the Galanes building; no real estate firm was involved and terms have not been disclosed. The law firm of Christopher Duggan represented Optima in the transaction. John Brunelle and Sons of Brattleboro managed renovations of the new Optima and Gaming Zone location.About OptimaSince 2002, Optima Computers has been dedicated to humanizing technology, making it more accessible and helping the customers and clients the company serves harness the power of technology to help realize untapped potential while helping to break down barriers that can exist from living in rural environments. Optima Computers is headquartered at 845 Putney Road in Brattleboro and is one of Vermonts fastest growing local companies. More information Optima Computers can be found by visiting the companys Website at or by calling 802.251.0700.# # #last_img read more

Freeport Crash Leaves Driver Dead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 56-year-old Sound Beach man was killed when his van was involved in a crash with a truck in Freeport early Monday morning.Nassau County police said Donald Curatolo was driving a Ford E150 van westbound on Sunrise Highway when the van collided with a box truck that was making a left turn at the corner of Helen Avenue at 5:30 a.m.Curatolo was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. The other driver was not injured.First Squad detectives found no criminality involved.last_img read more

Avian flu virus infected civets in Vietnam

first_imgAug 26, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Reports today said three rare palm civets that recently died in captivity in Vietnam were infected with an H5N1 avian influenza virus, adding another species to the list of those susceptible to the pathogen.The three Owston’s palm civets died in June, and tests of samples in a Hong Kong laboratory detected the H5N1 virus, according to Reuters and Agence France-Presse (AFP) reports. The animals died in the same cage in Cuc Phuong National Park, about 55 miles south of Hanoi.Staff members at the park said no other animals or people had fallen ill.In addition to birds and humans, H5N1 viruses have been known to infect pigs, housecats, tigers, and leopards. The virus has killed millions of poultry and at least 57 people in outbreaks in Asia since late 2003.Civets figured in another relatively new infectious disease: SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome). Chinese scientists concluded that masked palm civets—a different species from Owston’s—were the main animal source of the SARS virus, which infected about 8,000 people around the world in 2003. Civets are used for food in southern China.The civets that died of avian flu were a female and two offspring, all of which had been born in captivity, reports said. It was not clear how they became infected.Reuters quoted Do Van Lap, a manager at the park, as saying, “How they were infected remains unknown as they were raised together with 20 other civets, their cages close to each other, but the remaining civets are strong.”Lap said initial suspicion fell on park staff members who lived in a village where some chickens had died, but tests did not find the virus. He said the civets were not fed chicken.The story said Cuc Phuong National Park has a wildlife protection project that involves raising peacocks, pheasants, freshwater turtles, and deer in captivity, as well as civets. “All the remaining animals are safe, so we reckon the three civets are isolated cases,” Lap told Reuters.In an Associated Press (AP) report, Scott Robertson, technical adviser for the civet conservation program at the park, commented, “It’s another good example of how dangerous this thing [the H5N1 virus] is.” He said the WHO and Vietnamese health officials were expected to test park employees.Peter Horby, a WHO epidemiologist in Hanoi, said the finding does not signal an increased risk of avian flu in humans, since people have less contact with civets than with poultry, according to the AP. Poultry have been the source of nearly all human cases so far.Owston’s palm civet is an endangered species that is confined to parts of northern Vietnam, northern Laos, and neighboring areas of China, according to a report from Vietnam’s National Center for Scientific Research.Also in Vietnam, a pilot program to vaccinate poultry against avian flu in two provinces is running behind schedule, according to a report today from the Vietnam News Agency. About 72% of targeted birds in the northern province of Nam Dinh have been vaccinated, but only 38% have been vaccinated in Tien Giang province in the south, where flooding has caused problems, the story said.In other developments, officials in Finland reported a possible avian flu outbreak in seagulls, but it was probably not a highly pathogenic strain, according to a Reuters report today.A flu virus was found in sick and dead seagulls in the northern town of Oulou, the report said, but the strain was not identified. Finland shares a border with Russia, where H5N1 avian flu has surfaced in poultry in recent weeks, but not in areas near Finland.See also:CIDRAP Overview: Avian influenza: agricultural and wildlife considerationslast_img read more