Snack likely to become UK prime minister after Johnson declines comeback bid
Rishi Sunak appeared poised to become Britain’s next prime minister after Boris Johnson withdrew from Sunday’s elections, and had enough support to hold a final vote, but he was unable to do so with the country. Mr Johnson hurried home from a vacation in the Caribbean and succeeded him in September after a string of scandals forced him to resign. He was trying to secure the support of 100 lawmakers to participate in Monday’s contest to replace Liz Truss, a woman.
Rape Crisis Centers: More Calls to Helplines Compared to Pre-Pandemic
Last year, the number of people contacting the six Rape Crisis Centers (RCCs) increased compared to the pre-pandemic period of 2019. A total of 11,414 contacts were received, according to his 2021 Rape Crisis Statistics Report for Rape Crisis Network Ireland, released today. Last year he was sent to his six RCC helplines across Ireland. This represents his 13% decrease in contacts from the same period in 2020, when helpline access peaked significantly in the first year of Covid-19. RCNI said it believed the decline was due to the RCC resuming in-person counseling appointments and increasing engagement within survivor centers. Extrapolating the 2021 figure to pre-pandemic conditions represents a 7% increase from the 2019 figure of 10,706.
Ministers discuss housing shortage for refugees
Senior ministers will meet today to discuss the emergency housing crisis for Ukrainians and other refugees arriving in Ireland. About 43 Ukrainians have been left without access to accommodation in the country since Friday, with accommodation for 200 people set to open today at Dublin Airport. Today, the three coalition leaders will discuss the crisis with the Integration and Housing Ministers. Taoiseach Micheál Martin has confirmed that consideration is being given to increasing his €400 payment to his host family. Another thing he said is to reduce the level of free food in hotels to encourage people to move. Darragh O’Brien, Minister for Housing, provides an update on medium- to long-term housing solutions. This is what his NGO wants.
Film legend Richard Harris’ archive donated to UCC
The personal archive of late great stage and film actor Richard Harris has been donated to UCC and is available for future students and scholars to study and for the public to view. The UCC and Richard Harris estates confirm the last home of more than 50 years of collections that belonged to the late actor, including manuscripts, letters, photographs, literary works, artefacts, professional and personal documents. did.
Walk This Way: Limerick and Dublin locations selected for new crosswalk pilot scheme
A number of locations in Limerick and Dublin have been selected as part of a pilot scheme to provide pedestrian crossings without flashing orange Berisha beacon lights, which can cost up to €80,000 to install. Transport Minister Eamon Ryan said that by replacing lights with reflective signs, road officials could quickly increase the number of intersections safe for pedestrians and active travelers, especially where the speed limit is below his 50km/h. and can be easily increased. Belisha beacons are primarily used in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and countries with historical British influence such as Hong Kong, Malta, and Singapore. Named after the then British Transport Minister, Leslie Hoare Berisha, who introduced it in 1934.
Uniper closes 50% of its headquarters to save gas
German utility Uniper has closed half of the office space at its headquarters and is lowering temperatures in areas where it operates to save gas, it told the Rheinische Post on Monday. At 50% of the time, we switched off all equipment and lamps, stopped cleaning, and lowered the temperature to 14 degrees. This is the lowest temperature that will not damage the building. According to reports, in the office where people work, the temperature has been lowered to 20 degrees. No further details were provided on how staffing will be managed.
North and South Korea fire warning shots at maritime border
South Korean forces fired warning shots at a North Korean vessel before dawn on Monday, saying the vessel had crossed a disputed maritime border and urging North Korea to return warning shots, state and local media said. The North Korean merchant ship crossed the Northern Limit Line at 3:42 a.m. but retreated northward after the South Korean navy fired warning shots, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said, according to the news agency. The Korean People’s Army in Pyongyang said South Korean warships “invaded” her de facto border 2.5-5 km (1.5-3 miles) minutes later, and the KPA fired her 10 warning bullets from the country’s west coast. claimed to have fired.
Remaining fog, fog, and low clouds will clear in the morning, leaving sunny days and scattered showers, with occasional intensification in the north and west. Mild west to southwest winds with maximum temperatures of 12°C to 15°C. Showers will generally linger in west coast counties into the night, but clouds will increase into the morning, although the best part of the day will be in the east. A moderate southerly wind blows.
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