COMMUNITY ALERT AS ANOTHER FARMER ROBBED BY BURGLARS

Posted On Dec 24 2019 by

first_imgCOMMUNITY ALERT: A BURGLARY gang is operating in east Donegal this weekend with an elderly farmer the latest victim of crime.People living in the area should be on the look-out for suspicious activity, check on neighbours and secure their property.The gang is driving a wine-coloured car; however the make and model of the car is not clear. Gardaí are investigating. The latest incident happened near Raphoe.A farmhouse was broken into and televisions stolen. When leaving the property, the burglars hit the side of their vehicle, smashing the wing mirror – a wine-coloured wing mirror cover was found at the scene.The incident happened at the end of a long private lane and the thieves were cocky enough to drive past several other homes on the lane without fear of being caught.“Thankfully the elderly farmer wasn’t at home at the time,” said a neighbour. “Gardaí told us the farm house was chosen because it is in a secluded area and this gang is deliberately targeting the elderly.“We’d be grateful if Donegal Daily were to highlight this to try to prevent further break-ins.”Done. COMMUNITY ALERT AS ANOTHER FARMER ROBBED BY BURGLARS was last modified: October 6th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:burglarcommunity alertDonegal DailyRaphoelast_img read more


School bags burden on Valley students: study

Posted On Dec 3 2019 by

first_imgSchool-going students of Kashmir valley are an overburdened lot. An official study claims that 75% to 85% students carry bags that weigh above the recommended limit, which is 10 % of a student’s bodyweight.The department of Social and Preventive Medicine (SPM) in Srinagar, in its study, observed 2,000 school-going children over four districts of Kashmir in March this year.“The SPM’s community medicine conducted a study about the burden of school bags among 2,000 school-going children and found that 75% to 85% of the school bags weigh above the recommended 10% of the bodyweight of the child,” said Dr. Muhammad Salim Khan, head of the SPM department.The results of the study show that 10 to 25% of the bags weighed more than 20% of the bodyweight. “It’s much higher than the recommended weight of bags and could prove hazardous,” said Dr. Khan.The department of Social and Preventive Medicine is planning to submit a report to the government along with recommendations to reduce the weight of school bags. “We are collecting details of teaching methodology in schools in other cities. We will look also into the means and ways to reduce weight of school bags,” said Dr. Khan.Health issues Dr. Gazanfer Mushtaq, a physiotherapist, warns of long-term health issues due to heavy bags. “The constant additional weight on children’s shoulders impacts their gait, which can look very droopy and humpy. Prolonged exposure to heavy weight can in fact induce orthopaedic issues besides stress,” warns Dr. Mushtaq.According to the State education department, Kashmir zone, there are around 16 lakh students enrolled from Class I to XII, who are exposed to heavy school bags.last_img read more


Below-par bowling, India’s bane?

Posted On Nov 28 2019 by

Gov’t Placing Focus on Foster Care

Posted On Oct 24 2019 by

first_img State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, says the Government has placed renewed focus on the foster care programme with the objective of encouraging more persons to open their homes to children in State care. State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, says the Government has placed renewed focus on the foster care programme with the objective of encouraging more persons to open their homes to children in State care.He noted that a five-year development plan to advance the system has been instituted.“We want to get more of you who are passionate about our children, who have the space… taking some of our children from our residential care facilities and giving them a home,” he noted.Mr. Green was speaking at the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) 2019 National Foster Care Week Church Service at the Ocho Rios Baptist Church in St. Ann on Sunday (February 10).Up to September 2018, a total of 4,443 children were in the childcare and protection system. Of that number 1,853 were in traditional residential care facilities or in foster care.The State Minister said that CPFSA has identified 70 children who are ready to be placed in foster care.“Our goal is to place more children in families because, as I have said before, the research shows that children do better when they are placed in caring family environments, Mr. Green said.“There are tremendous success stories about children who came from very difficult backgrounds but found loving foster parents… and we have seen how through their love, though the inspiration of hope, these children are now prospering and now able to fulfil their true potential,” he added.National Foster Care Week is being observed from February 10 to 15 under the theme ‘Give love, Inspire Hope, Foster a Child’. Story Highlights “We want to get more of you who are passionate about our children, who have the space… taking some of our children from our residential care facilities and giving them a home,” he noted. He noted that a five-year development plan to advance the system has been instituted.last_img read more