first_imgCharlie McConalogue TDBy Jeaic Mac Ceallabhuí: Forty percent of teachers have not undergone the garda vetting process, Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue has said today.Figures released this morning show that 36,000 teachers throughout Ireland have not been through the garda clearance process.“I am extremely concerned by the reports this morning that 40% of teachers in our schools have not undergone the Garda vetting process. These procedures were put in place to protect children and vulnerable young people, however the fact that so many teachers have yet to be vetted calls into question the Government’s commitment to actually implementing their policy,”, Deputy McConalogue told Donegal Daily. “Delays in the implementation of the National Vetting Bureau (Children & Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 have created a loophole in the system, which is effectively allowing teachers to work in schools without being fully cleared by the authorities.“While there are certain child protection policies currently in place only full mandatory vetting can ensure best possible practice.”He warned: “This issue needs to be addressed urgently. Child protection policies must not be allowed to be reduced to token measures. They must be enforced in full and without exception, and Garda vetting must be a part of that.“Minister Jan O’Sullivan cannot continue to ignore this problem. Resources must be allocated to the Garda Vetting Unit to reduce the backlog and ensure that all teachers are cleared. This is a short term measure which will have a significant impact on the system. It is completely unacceptable more than 36,000 teachers have gone unchecked to date, and it is a failure of this Government which must be remedied without delay.”  DONEGAL TEACHERS STILL NOT VETTED BY GARDAI – McCONALOGUE was last modified: October 22nd, 2014 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:Charlie McConaloguedonegalGarda vettinglast_img read more

Google App Engine is Down – Backup Data Center Having Problems

first_imgNo further details are available. We will keep this post updated as we learn more about the outage.Update: Google App Engine is back online but not without issues. Google restored the service around 10 a.m. The service was unavailable for 136 minutes. No explanation yet about why the service went down and what took so long to get it back up.Here’s the latest update:“As of 1 pm PST, we are seeing lingering write issues with a small percentage of datastore entity groups. As well, a small percentage of cron jobs are not running correctly. We believe both issues are linked to the unforeseen outage earlier today and we are treating them as high priority. We will update this thread hourly with more information going forward.” Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Google App Engine is down and there are problems with a backup data center. The problem is affecting untold number of customers. Google App Engine is a service for application developers. It provides hosting and data storage for applications.A post at 8:36 a.m. PST to the Google App Engine Group stated:“Since 7:53am PST, App Engine has been experiencing an unexpectedoutage affecting the majority of App Engine applications. The team isworking quickly to correct the cause and will have an ETA on the fixshortly. Please watch this thread for updates. We sincerely apologies for theinconvenience. “And this update was posted at 9:30 a.m. PST:“We are still actively working on the on-going outage. We’ve alsoexperienced a problem with our backup datacenter. We will continue toprovide status updates on this thread every thirty minutes. “Even the Google App engine site is down: Tags:#cloud#cloud computing#Cloud Providers#saas Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… alex williams Related Posts last_img read more

BJP demands apology from Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik over BJD flag on martyr’s coffin

first_imgOpposition BJP on Friday demanded an unconditional apology from Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik soon after a photograph of martyr Ajit Kumar Sahoo’s coffin, draped in a BJD flag, went viral on social media. The photograph was taken on Thursday and it was uploaded on Friday. Ajit Kumar Sahoo, a jawan of the 44 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) hailed from Dhenkanal district in Odisha. He was critically injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Jammu & Kashmir’s Pulwama district on June 17 and later succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment at the hospital on June 18. “Let BJD president Naveen Patnaik tender unconditional apology for hurting sentiments of the people and the martyr’s family,” BJP Ex-Servicemen Cell State President Colonel B.K. Bastia told reporters here. “It is unfortunate that the martyr’s coffin was draped with a BJD flag instead of the Tricolour,” Mr. Bastia said. BJP national vice -president and former MP Baijayant Panda also demanded an apology from the ruling Party. “Very unfortunate, politicising the death of an Indian soldier by the ruling party in Odisha draping his coffin with their party flag instead of the Tricolour. ….,” Mr. Panda tweeted. “The BJD people offered floral tribute to the martyr near Khuntuni on the way to our village in Dhenkanal district. They covered the coffin with the BJD flag. The BJD flag was removed later. My brother was not working for any political party,” the martyr’s brother, Parameswar Sahoo, said. Odisha governor Ganeshi Lal and many other persons had paid tribute to the martyr as soon the body reached the Biju Patnaik International Airport late night on Wednesday. The coffin was then taken to Dhenkanal Mini Stadium and later to his native village Badasuanla where his mortal remains was consigned to flames. BJD spokesperson Sasmit Patra has, however, described the incident as unfortunate and condemnable. “Our Party has a lot of respect for the martyrs and we condemn the incident. Stringent action will be taken against those who are involved in this episode,” he said.last_img read more