Pharmalittle: Doctor gets four years for taking Insys kickbacks; Valeant kills CEO stock award

first_img Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Alex Hogan/STAT What’s included? What is it? Good morning, everyone, and how are you today? We are just fine, thank you, despite another round of heavy snowflakes descending on the wintry Pharmalot campus. After all, our shortest person successfully departed for the local schoolhouse and the official mascots are resting comfortably and quietly. All of which is to say our task is made easier. Of course, a few cups of stimulation can help. So feel free to join us. Meanwhile, here are some tidbits to aid you on your own journey. Hope today is a good one and do keep in touch …A Rhode Island doctor was sentenced to more than four years in prison after admitting he took kickbacks from Insys Therapeutics (INSY) to prescribe its fentanyl-based cancer pain drug Subsys to people who did not suffer from the condition, Reuters tells us. Jerrold Rosenberg, 63, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John McConnell in Providence, R.I., who said the doctor effectively sold his medical license to a pharmaceutical company seeking to boost its profits. Rosenberg admitted Insys paid him $188,000 in the form of speaker fees. Pharmalot About the Author Reprints Pharmalittle: Doctor gets four years for taking Insys kickbacks; Valeant kills CEO stock award GET STARTED STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond.center_img Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED By Ed Silverman March 13, 2018 Reprints Log In | Learn More [email protected] Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Tags drug pricingopioidspharmaceuticalspolicySTAT+ @Pharmalot Ed Silvermanlast_img read more

Small vape makers seek another extension on a looming FDA application deadline, sparking battle with advocates

first_img @NicholasFlorko Washington Correspondent Nicholas Florko reports on the the intersection of politics and health policy. He is the author the newsletter “D.C. Diagnosis.” Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. About the Author Reprints WASHINGTON — Vaping companies have just nine days until they must submit formal marketing applications to the Food and Drug Administration, or risk being kicked off the market. Now, small vapor companies are requesting an extension, setting off a flurry of activism in recent days from both vaping advocates and tobacco control groups.Vaping companies must submit so-called premarket tobacco product applications by Sept. 9. These sweeping applications must include a slew of information, including scientific data on the manufacturing processes and chemical components of a product, as well as answers to questions like how likely a product is to be misused by children, and whether a product helps cigarette smokers quit. It’s the most make-or-break moment in the industry’s short, chaotic history: Companies that don’t submit applications will likely be put out of business, as will companies that see their applications rejected by the FDA. Unlock this article — plus daily intelligence on Capitol Hill and the life sciences industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED What’s included? Log In | Learn More Mary Altaffer/AP By Nicholas Florko Sept. 1, 2020 Reprintscenter_img What is it? Tags government agenciesSTAT+vaping [email protected] GET STARTED Small vape makers seek another extension on a looming FDA application deadline, sparking battle with advocates Politics STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Nicholas Florkolast_img read more

In Pictures: More great Halloween photos as schools finish for mid-term break

first_imgHome We Are Laois In Pictures: More great Halloween photos as schools finish for mid-term break We Are Laois Electric Picnic By Steven Miller – 25th October 2020 Tiffany, Mackenzie, Mollie and CaraghAJ Brophy age 8 2nd Class The Swan NSAlannah and Leah Lawlor-Kane, Scoil Bhride PortlaoiseAndrew and Tom heading into Holy Family PortlaoiseSEE ALSO – Walsh the hero as late goals help Laois see off Fermanagh and avoid relegation Noah Delaney Castletown primary school age 10Aaron and Ava Gorman, Castlecuffe NSAda Ward, 1st Class, The Rock NSAdriana and NicoleAmaya Cuddy, 3 yrearsAmy and Cian Peters, Castletown NSAuryn and Ailbhe Ryan, St Colman’s NS, StradballyCathal, Scoil Mhuire, AbbeyleixDanny O’Grady, Junior Infants, Ratheniska NSElla Deery Kelly, age 5, St Fiaccs NS, GraiguecullenEmily Moloney, MountmellickEmma Sinnott, Scoil Eoin Phoil Naofa, BallyroanEve (5) and Sophie (10) Brosnan, Holy Family Junior and Senior SchoolGeorgia Grace, Presentation School, PortarlingtonJoe Knowles, junior infants, Wolfhill NSKacy and Luke Millard, Gaelscoil PortlaoiseKai and Nico Killenard NS and Xander, Giggles Preschool, KillenardLiam and Grace KellyLuke Phelan, Killasmeestia NSMegan, Jade and Maci, St Colman’s NS, StradballyMolly and Caoimhe Byrne, PortlaoiseOran and Penny Kelly, Scoil Bhride NS PortlaoisePippa Devane, MountmellickRobyn Dunne, age 5, St Josephs NS, MountmellickSadie Conway, age 6Setanta, Scoil Mhuire, AbbeyleixSophia Devane, Mountmellick WhatsApp In Pictures: More great Halloween photos as schools finish for mid-term break Has there ever been a higher standard of Halloween costumes?Maybe it’s the Level 5 restrictions but the effort the school children around the country went to for their last day before mid-term break was incredible.And the LaoisToday social media platforms and email inbox were buzzing with new messages all day Friday with proud parents sending in their photos. Because of the sheer volume of messages coming in, we had to split the photos across two articles.We published the first of these on Friday evening and now we follow up with the remainder.And again there are some absolutely brilliant efforts.From Donald Trump to Mr Bean and dead rock stars and to injured hurlers, you can check them all out below.Many thanks to those who sent photos our way. No doubt they’ll lift your spirits.The Spooktacular Wrafter Sisters Presentation Primary School PortarlingtonTamara Flanagan (4th class) and Yasmin Flanagan (1st class) Presentation Primary school PortarlingtonSummerose Gavin-Moran as the half dead bride zombie age 8 2nd class Holy familySpiderman a corpse and a zombie Logan (Shooting Stars Preschool) Finn and Roan (Ballyfin NS)Sophie Dunne age 9 Presentation Girls Primary School Portarlington sent in by Granny Ann Bourke DunneSierra Donoghue Holy FamilyShane McAleer, Early Learning Montessori StradballySean and Niall Malone, Rath NSSarah, Maebh and Owen Maloney, CoolderrySadie the unicorn age 7 monthsRyan Lawless, Darling Buds PreschoolRuby Farrell Lawless as Mr Bean Scoil Bhride PortlaoiseRuby Delaney ages 10 Scoil Bhride Mountrath Dead Rock StarRihanna Donoghue off to Maple Creche PortlaoiseRhys Dempsey 1st Class St Patrick’s BNS PortarlingtonQuinn Campbell age 4 Baby Bears Preschool BellinghamPippa Norton Ramsbottom St Joseph’s MountmellickOran Lawlor StradballyOran Lawlor StradballyOllie Duignan 7 months Darling Buds The HernitageOliver and Saoirse Rath National SchoolOisin the zombie sent in by Ailish McCoyOisin Nicholls Killenard – headless horseman rides againOisin and Oran Goode The Rock NS MountmellickOff to Scoil Phadraig BOYS school – Wrafter Family sent in by Cecilia Wrafter Facebook Previous articleWonderful eulogy for 98-year-old Laois Brother who spent his life helping othersNext articleCoronavirus: 1,025 more cases – 19 of them in Laois – but no further deaths Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. Pinterest Twittercenter_img Twitter News Pinterest Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSHalloween Facebook Electric Picnic WhatsApplast_img read more

Caisse de dépôt posts 9.3% return in 2017

first_img The fragility of global markets caused by soaring stock prices has opened the door to a correction that Quebec’s Caisse de dépôt et placement pension fund manager is ready to pounce on, CEO Michael Sabia said Wednesday.“If a correction arrived to be honest with you, I would see that as a very significant opportunity,” he said during a news conference about its improved 2017 results. Canadian Press Mature single women are wealthier than mature single men, StatsCan finds Old Montreal Port Downtown at night denis0856/123RF Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitter DB plan solvency in best position since financial crisis: FSRA The Caisse said it earned a 9.3 per cent return in 2017, ending a three-year streak of decreasing returns. The performance marginally surpassed its reference index and compared with a 7.6 per cent return in 2016.Unlike the situation during the economic crisis of 2008-2009, the large institutional investor has the flexibility to move substantial capital between asset classes to benefit from a fall in stock prices, Sabia said.Although economic growth is strong and largely synchronized around the world, he said markets are fragile, making them more susceptible to shocks from unexpected interest rate increases or a geopolitical crisis.“Because of that fragility that we see in the markets today, we’re very focused on this fundamental principle of resilience so that we’re ready in the event that something does change in the markets,” he told reporters.The U.S. faces the possibility of higher interest rates to curb inflation, he said, but urged the Canadian government to be “measured” in its response to lower U.S. corporate taxes or contentious trade disputes.“I don’t think there’s an immediate need for significant reaction with respect to the Canadian tax system,” he said.The federal budget is scheduled for Feb. 27 but Finance Minister Bill Morneau has said that the government has no plans to “act in an impulsive way” in response to tax cuts south of the border.In response to questions from reporters, Sabia said the Caisse isn’t looking to invest in marijuana stocks or the Bitcoin, which he likened to lottery tickets.Total Caisse assets as of Dec. 31 were $298.5 billion, up $24.6 billion in one year, while net deposits totalled $3.2 billion.Its eight main clients received returns between eight and 10.9% last year.Returns were $110 billion over five years for a 10.2% annualized return over the period. Net assets have increased by $122 billion since 2012, including $12.6 billion from its clients.In 2014, the fund manager posted a return of 12%, marking the beginning of a three-year streak of decreasing returns. It finished 2015 with a return of 9.1% and 7.56% in 2016.Equities did the heavy lifting last year, rising 13.6% to $149.5 billion, while fixed income was up 3.5% to $96.7 billion. Real estate increased 8.7% to $50.4 billion.Real estate was the only portfolio that failed to exceed its reference index. However, Ivanhoe Cambridge CEO Daniel Fournier said it faced heavy competition from sovereign and international pension funds and the impact of the shared economy.“A return of 8% cent is more than respectable in our sector for the years to come,” he said.The Caisse said it has diversified its geographic exposure over the last five years by expanding global presence and more than doubling its exposure in growth markets.Canada’s second-largest pension fund manager made $6.7 billion in new investments with Quebec’s private sector, which it said is the main driver of the economy and jobs. It is now a partner with more than 750 companies based in the province. Surging bond yields take a bite out of Canadian DB plans Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords PensionsCompanies Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec last_img read more

CU Engage now accepting applications for faculty fellows

first_imgCategories:AnnouncementsTags:Announcements Published: Dec. 13, 2016 Share Share via FacebookShare via Twittercenter_img Beth Osnes, right, is Associate Professor/Director of Graduate Studies in Theatre and was a 2015-16 Faculty Fellow. Her students collaborated with Cumbre Summit and Genesister to co-design and facilitate an all-day vocal empowerment workshop.CU Engage is pleased to announce our Request for Proposals that will provide grants of $4,000 for Faculty Fellows in Community-Based Learning.The Faculty Fellows program provides resources and support for faculty to design a new course or modify an existing course to include a community-based learning component.  Fellows can use grant funds for summer salary and teaching/research materials. Fellows will also have the professional development opportunity to participate as a cohort in a Maymester Community-Based Learning Initiative.Proposals to join the 2017-18 Faculty Fellows cohort are due by February 1, 2017. View the RFP here.The aim of the Faculty Fellows Program is to expand, deepen, and institutionalize community-based learning at CU-Boulder. According to current faculty fellow Eyal Rivlin, Hebrew Instructor in the Program in Jewish Studies, being part of the 2016-17 Faculty Fellows program helped him create a more holistic and balanced approach to his teaching. “I was deeply served by the fellowship,” he states. “I just finished teaching the course I ‘workshopped’ during the Facutly Fellows training. It went extremely well and the positive feedback from the students exceeded my expectations. I received great ideas from my cohort regarding actual exercises, assignments, and ways of evaluating that I ended up using in the class.”CU Engage defines community-based learning as an intentional pedagogical strategy to integrate student learning in academic courses with community engagement. This work is characterized by reciprocal and mutually beneficial partnerships between instructors, students, and community partners. The goal is to address community-identified needs and ultimately create positive social change. Critical reflection is also an essential component to enhance students’ learning of course content, understanding of the community, and sense of civic agency.Current Faculty Fellows Joanne Belknap and Hillary Potter of Ethnic Studies, modified the two courses- ETHN 3044: Race, Class, Gender & Crime and ETHN 3314: Violence Against Women & Girls. These courses will be taught in Denver Women’s Correctional Facility as part of the Inside/Out Prison Exchange Program. In this program, undergraduates and inmates interact as peers as they attend the same class together inside a correctional institution. In addition to helping inmates pursue educational coursework, undergraduates (“outside students”) will also responsible for conducting research and collecting materials for the project since the “inside” students are not able to access a university library or the internet.CU Engage is an interdisciplinary center based in the School of Education and serving the Boulder campus. We support programs and initiatives that work collaboratively with community groups to address complex public challenges through academic courses, research projects, and creative work. We do this by developing and sustaining equity-oriented partnerships, organizing opportunities for students to learn alongside community members, and supporting faculty and students to implement ethical and rigorous participatory research.For more information about CU Engage and the Faculty Fellows in Community-Based Research, please visit our website.last_img read more

Realignment in the Campus Controller’s Office

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: April 10, 2018 Over the next several months, the Campus Controller’s Office (CCO), which is responsible for financial accounting, reporting and financial stewardship on behalf of CU Boulder, will undertake a comprehensive realignment of personnel.The goal of this approach is to optimize resources and increase quality of service. This restructuring focuses on serving:CU Boulder faculty, staff and administrationExternal agencies who provide funding for sponsored research Associate Vice Chancellor of Finance and Business Strategy Carla Ho-aCarla Ho-a, associate vice chancellor of finance and business strategy, said the new structure is intended to build an infrastructure that delivers on our strategic goals to provide high-level service and financial resources support for the campus.“After the restructuring, neither General Accounting nor Sponsored Projects Accounting will be separate entities within CCO,” Ho-a said.She explained Accounting Services will fill the customer liaison role for campus units by expanding the successful Area Accounting model to encompass all funds. Reporting Services will provide key support within CCO and to CU Boulder’s external sponsors. Ho-a added CCO Compliance will be minimally affected, and there will be no impact to the Bursar’s Office.These changes were planned in response to formal and informal assessments conducted over the past year. CCO heard from campus department research administrators, principal investigators, and faculty and staff from various areas in the campus community about service-delivery concerns for sponsored research support.The first phase of implementation will begin immediately. CCO will work with each unit during this period to identify its CCO liaison(s) to ensure quality and continuity of service. A CCO all-funds advisory group will be convened to participate in setting service expectations and quality metrics from this restructuring.For more information visit the Campus Controller’s Office online, and send any questions to [email protected] Categories:Deadlines & AnnouncementsCampus Communitylast_img read more

Pro-Football Hall of Famers and Jackson Family Wines Team Up to…

first_imgHome Industry News Releases Pro-Football Hall of Famers and Jackson Family Wines Team Up to Host…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessPro-Football Hall of Famers and Jackson Family Wines Team Up to Host Virtual Wine Tasting for CharityBy Press Release – September 8, 2020 369 0 Linkedin TAGSAll-Stars Helping KidsJackson Family Wines Share Facebook Pinterest ReddIt Previous articleStella Rosa Announces Winners for Stella Rosa Royale ‘A BBQ fit for Royale’ Pair-A-Thon Contest!Next articleSibling Rivalry and Football Determine Who Makes Oregon Mountain Estate Pinot Noir at Sunshine Mill  Press Release AdvertisementFamily-owned wine company partners with Ronnie Lott, Marcus Allen, and Charles Haley for Virtual “Wine Huddle” to Raise Money for All-Stars Helping Kids.Santa Rosa, Calif., September 8, 2020 – Three Pro-Football Hall of Famers, Ronnie Lott, Marcus Allen, and Charles Haley and one Master Sommelier have partnered with Jackson Family Wines to host “Untold and Unforgettable,” a virtual “wine huddle” benefiting All Stars Helping Kids, an organization that provides seed funding and invests in emerging San Francisco Bay Area non-profits that offer innovative solutions that move youth from poverty to prosperity. The virtual wine huddle is taking place Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 5:00-6:00pm (PDT) with a special, limited access VIP happy hour kicking off at 3:00-4:30pm (PDT).Join these three football legends as they reminisce and share untold and unforgettable stories from their professional football careers while enjoying some of their favorite wines.  Registration fees and 10% of all wine sales from this exclusive event will go to All-Stars Helping Kids.“I am thrilled to partner with Jackson Family Wines on a unique event that will bring together incredible people and incredible wine all while supporting All Stars Helping Kids,” said Ronnie Lott, former Pro-Football player and Hall of Fame inductee. “For me, being able to sit with Marcus and Charles, and talk about what made them tick, want to be MVPs – that’s the secret sauce we are all looking for. I can’t wait to talk with them, to share stories with our fans, and like everyone else, try to figure out the secrets of the game.”To register, view available wine packages and learn more about the VIP Happy Hour and Virtual Wine Huddle, please visit: https://www.yourwinestore.com/untold-and-unforgettable.About All-Stars Helping KidsAll-Stars Helping Kids is an organization that provides seed funding and invests in emerging San Francisco Bay Area non-profits that offer innovative solutions that move youth from poverty to prosperity.  All-Stars Helping Kids believes there are three core tenets to accomplishing this: access to education, career readiness, and health and wellness. The organization has funded programs reaching more than 132,000 children throughout the Bay Area.About Jackson Family WinesA family business and a family passion, Jackson Family Wines is a collection of world class wine estates located in iconic wine regions in California, Oregon, France, Italy, Australia, Chile, and South Africa. We believe the care that goes into making our wines is as important as the quality of the wine itself. Our founders, Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke, established Jackson Family Wines with a vision to build a family wine business that would stand the test of time. For more information about Jackson Family Wines, please visit www.jacksonfamilywines.com.Advertisement Email Twitterlast_img read more

Riboli Family Wines Announces Launch of New Wine Brand, Highlands 41

first_img TAGSRiboli Family Wines Linkedin Previous articleGovernor’s Cup Awards and NJ Wine Competition Results to Be Announced Sept. 30 via Zoom CallNext articleVinexpo Shanghai 2020 Goes 100% Digital with Vinexposium.Connect Press Release AdvertisementAdding a Super-Premium Brand from Paso Robles to the Riboli Estates GroupLos Angeles, CA – September 29, 2020 – Renowned family-owned company, Riboli Family Wines, founded in 1917, is pleased to announce the national launch of Highlands 41, its newest estate-based brand within the Riboli Estates Group division. With a core mission of finding your own adventure and living life to the fullest, Highlands 41 is more than just a wine, it is a lifestyle. Proudly rooted in Paso Robles, our wines embody the spirit of adventure and the remarkable quality found in the region.Featuring three easy-to-sip varietals, a Cabernet Sauvignon, a Chardonnay and a Red Blend, each bottle is crafted to pair with enthusiasts around the world who enjoy life’s journey. Artfully crafted by Fourth Generation Winemaker Anthony Riboli, Highlands 41 offerings are priced at $13-$15 and continue to build upon the Riboli family’s 100+year legacy of delivering award-winning wines.Named after a combination of the historic Highway 41 and the rugged Creston Highlands, Highlands 41 is the embodiment of the energy and excitement you get from breaking out and taking the road less traveled. “California Cabernet Sauvignon is a key varietal in the Super-Premium segment and is also one of the fastest growing varietals,” says Anthony Riboli, fourth-generation vintner, “with Paso Robles being one of the fastest growing AVAs, we’re thrilled to introduce this new wine. Highlands 41 is made for those who embrace the thrill of breaking out and being independent.”Each bottle of Highlands 41 is grown from sustainably farmed estate vineyards in Paso Robles and Monterey and produced at the Riboli Family sustainably certified winery.  This brand captures the energy and excitement of visiting somewhere new, meeting new people, and exploring new adventures. Highlands 41 will take you on a journey to truly experience life and what is has to offer.Join Us. Find Your Adventure. @highlands41wines #myh41adventureFor more information on Highlands 41, including where to find it at a store near you, visit highlands41.com.To download Highlands 41 + Riboli Estates Group assets visit our DropboxAbout Riboli Family Wines:Riboli Family Wines, a family-owned company since 1917, celebrates over a century crafting award-winning wines from both California’s most prestigious wine-growing regions of Paso Robles, Monterey, and Napa Valley, in addition to Stella Rosa®, the #1 selling 750ml wine brand. With a natural affinity for creativity and innovation, the 3rd and 4th generations of the Riboli Family continue to lead the industry and push the boundaries of winemaking and the wine drinking experience. For more information, please visit .Advertisement Twitter ReddIt Share Home Industry News Releases Riboli Family Wines Announces Launch of New Wine Brand, Highlands 41Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessRiboli Family Wines Announces Launch of New Wine Brand, Highlands 41By Press Release – September 29, 2020 228 0 Facebook Email Pinterestlast_img read more

Commission Votes to Expand Overcrowded County Jail

first_img Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. The Flathead County Commission has given the green light to expand the current jail into the now-empty county attorney’s office in Kalispell.But local officials, including Sheriff Chuck Curry, said the 36-bed expansion is only a temporary solution to the county’s ongoing jail crowding problem, an issue that is not only impacting the law enforcement community but the inmates as well.The current jail was built in the 1980s to hold about 60 inmates, but today it frequently houses more than 100 adults every night. On one night in June, there were 125 people incarcerated at the detention center.Earlier this year, Curry approached the commission about knocking down an adjacent wall on the second floor of the Flathead County Justice Center to expand the jail into the former county attorney’s office. In April, the commission gave approval to hire a design firm to create a rough draft of what the expansion would look like and get a cost estimate. Previously, plans called for the Justice Court and Clerk of Court’s office to expand into the old county attorney’s space. The expansion will add about 4,500 square feet to the jail.Last week, the design firm presented its findings to the commission, and on July 18 the three-person board voted to go forward with the plan, expected to cost upwards of $1 million, according to County Administrator Mike Pence.The county will use a design-build expansion process similar to what Whitefish is using to build its new city hall, and hire an architecture firm to come up with detailed drawings before requesting bids from general contractors.Pence said they hope to have the office converted into jail space within nine months.“We want this to happen as soon as possible, but it’s hard to put an exact date on completion because there are a lot of moving parts,” he said.Curry notes that the county still desperately needs a new a jail. Curry and the county commission are currently assembling a board to look at options for how to construct a new detention center.In the past, Curry and other law enforcement officials have said that officers are unable to arrest some suspects because there simply isn’t enough room at the jail. In some instances, the sheriff’s office has worked with the county attorney to find inmates who could be released while awaiting trial, but within a few days they are back in custody.The overcrowding is also impacting the inmates. Thomas Richard Nichols, who was sentenced to prison for sexual assault on July 22, spent time in the county jail in 2011 and again this year, and he said the situation is much worse today. Back then, rooms would have four or five people, but today seven is the average.“More inmates means more tension and more problems between inmates,” Nichols said. “Fights easily break out in here and everyone is on edge.”Curry agrees that tensions have been high because of the additional inmates, but notes that jails are rarely relaxed places.last_img read more

Donegal student shadowing Taoiseach for the day

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Google+ Pinterest Twitter Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter By News Highland – November 15, 2019 center_img WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleDonegal student addresses Youth Assembly in Leinster HouseNext articleAll roads on council’s Gritting Programme will be treated tonight News Highland Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal student shadowing Taoiseach for the day A Donegal teenager is urging Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to ensure that politics and global studies are taught in every school in the country.18 year old Charles John Gallagher, a sixth year student, is shadowing the Taoiseach today in a “take over” organised as part of UNICEF’s World Children’s Day celebrations today.After winning an online competition for the role, he attended the British Irish Council at Farmleigh House in Dublin this morning, before travelling to Government Buildings to see the inner workings of the Taoiseach’s office.Charles says he became interested in politics in 2017 because of Brexit, and his concerns about what that would mean for Ireland and the border region.He spoke to Kacey Riardon about his interest in politics, and why he relishes this opportunity………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/CharlieDonegal.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more