Pound rises as UK manufacturing bounces back

first_img Read This NextA New ‘Avatar’ Video Game Was Announced and People Have Mean JokesThe WrapThe Case to Renew NBC’s Still-on-the-Bubble ‘Manifest’ – and the Case forThe WrapPandemic Theme Park Layoffs Make Way for Hiring FrenzyThe Wrap’Pose’ Co-Creator Steven Canals Says Show’s Legacy Is ‘Not Just a Moment,’The WrapZendaya Voices Lola Bunny in New ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Teaser (Video)The WrapMayweather-Paul Fight Viewers Report Showtime Streaming OutagesThe WrapFacebook Defends Trump Suspension: Violence, Not Lies, Is ‘Red Line’The Wrap’Conjuring 3’ Tops ‘Quiet Place II’ at Box Office With $24 Million OpeningThe WrapTexas Bakery’s Pride Cookies Sparked Backlash, Now Customers Are Lined UpThe Wrap Pound rises as UK manufacturing bounces back whatsapp whatsapp Share Having fallen for the past three months, activity in the UK’s manufacturing sector picked up unexpectedly in October, taking analysts by surprise. Markit’s purchasing managers’ index for manufacturing jumped to 53.2 last month, figures out this morning showed.  Any reading above 50 denotes expansion in the sector, although in September it fell to 51.5, the third month in a row it had fallen. Analysts had expected the figure to dip to 51.4 in October – that it rose by so much puts the UK comfortably ahead of the EU’s more anaemic productivity. This morning, Markit revised its September figure for Eurozone manufacturing down to 50.3. The pound climbed 0.22 per cent to 1.6005 on the news. Emma Haslett center_img Show Comments ▼ Monday 3 November 2014 4:57 am by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunElvenar#StayAtHome and Play this Fantasy Game. No Install.Elvenar Tags: Manufacturing sectorlast_img read more

North Korea mulling re-issuance of identification cards

first_imgNewsEconomy North Korea mulling re-issuance of identification cards SHARE Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Proposal to shift “general markets” to “specialized markets” finds little support among N. Korean leaders US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again News center_img By Kang Mi Jin – 2018.08.03 4:36pm On the left is a North Korean resident card from 2004; on the right is one from 1994. Image: Daily NK file photoRumors are circulating in North Korea that the authorities will be issuing new identification cards from the middle of next month as a related investigation draws to an end, report sources in the country.“The final stages of an investigation into the issuance of new identification cards has recently been completed,” said a North Hamgyong Province-based source on August 1. “The government is rumored to have said that the reissuance of cards will likely begin in mid-August.”The source also reported that the investigation into reissuing the cards has been ongoing for several years, but was delayed for some time for unknown reasons before restarting. Local police have been conducting the investigation through local district offices without mentioning any specific reasons for the investigation.“The local police offices in each region have re-investigated the residential status of constituents through local district offices,” she explained, adding that the heads of neighborhood watch organizations, or “inminban,” have been checking the number of people in each family within their districts together with the resident directors.“The investigators recorded cases where a family member had died or was actively serving in the military or economy-related ‘shock troops,’” the source said. “There are mixed rumors spreading among the population because the authorities have just been conducting the investigation without specifically mentioning the possible re-issuance of resident cards.”According to a source in Ryanggang Province, North Korea plans to institute a fingerprint identification system following the digitization of all resident cards, and there are hopes among the people that the new system will help address a number of different issues, including theft and accidents.Some are also suggesting that the reissuance of the cards could be an attempt by the state to weed out “impure elements” within the population who have committed acts that are considered “anti-state.”“There was a rumor that started several years ago saying that the cards would be reissued,” the Ryanggang-based source said.“People went to the local police station in their district to get their fingerprints recorded. The investigation may have been delayed because of issues with the digitization of the prints. Now that electricity is flowing regularly and the electronic system has developed, the biometric approach may now be possible.”North Korean citizens receive resident identification cards at the age of 17. The first cards were issued on September 1, 1946, and then reissued in 1953, 1958, 1964, 1974, 1984, 1999, and 2004. North Korea was reportedly planning to create a digital database and issue plastic cards in the early 2000s, but these efforts failed due to an apparent lack of state funds. News Kang Mi JinKang Mi JinKang Mi Jin is a North Korean defector turned journalist who fled North Korea in 2009. She has a degree in economics and writes largely on marketization and economy-related issues for Daily NK. Questions about her articles can be directed to [email protected] News North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) last_img read more

Correction – External Collection Agents Request for Tender

first_imgCorrection – External Collection Agents Request for Tender Department of Human ServicesABC News online and TV reporting about Services Australia External Collection Agents (ECA) Request for Tender is misleading.It is inaccurate to represent financial targets as the sole incentive for successful tenderers.Services Australia tender documents make it clear that successful tenderers will be assessed against four key performance indicators of equal weighting:FinancialCustomerService Levels andInternal Process.Reporting fails to acknowledge that referral volumes will be based on providers’ performance in each component-not just financial.Reporting also misleads the audience by implying that ECAs won’t be required to abide by the law: “Whether or not new external debt collectors break the law won’t be weighed as a factor in winning the contracts.”Our original response made it clear that adherence to legislation is mandatory, which it why this component is not weighted. Failure to meet this requirement will result in cancellation of the contract.Compliance with the ‘Debt collection guidelines for collectors and creditors’ developed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Australian Securities and Investment Commission is another mandatory requirement of the assessment process for this tender.We are committed to providing a high-level of service to our customers in all our interactions.We only use External Collection Agents in a small proportion of cases where a person is no longer receiving a social welfare payment and has not entered into or maintained a suitable recovery arrangement, or responded to contact from Services Australia. We also have checks in place to ensure people who are vulnerable or have complex needs are not referred.The use of External Collection Agents is not new and is completely separate to the Income Compliance Program. The current request for tender process simply ensures we will continue to have a panel of ECAs in place to deliver these services when the current panel arrangement ends. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Australian, Commission, debt collection, failure, Government, Human Services, Internet, Investment, law, legislation, meet, onlinelast_img read more

City to relocate Vancouver Police Department headquarters

first_img guestLabel Name*Email*Website I allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgree Name*Email*Website guestLabelcenter_img Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreeNotify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments I allow to use my email address and send notification about new comments and replies (you can unsubscribe at any time). City to relocate Vancouver Police Department headquartersPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Tuesday, October 29, 2019in: Community Newsshare 0 Vancouver City Council authorizes a lease purchase agreement on a building located at 521 Chkalov Drive, near Interstate 205 and Mill Plain Boulevard VANCOUVER — The city of Vancouver will move forward with plans to relocate its police department headquarters after receiving authorization from Vancouver City Council to approve a lease purchase agreement on a building located at 521 Chkalov Drive, near Interstate 205 and Mill Plain Boulevard.The lease term is for five years, three months, with an option for the city to purchase the property at the beginning of year three for approximately $10 million. In addition, the agreement also includes the first right of refusal to acquire an adjacent 1.4 acres of undeveloped land.Interior renovations are expected to begin soon, with staff anticipated to move into the new building within the next 12 months.The current headquarters building, located at 605 E. Evergreen Blvd., no longer meets the critical needs of the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) due to the size, configuration and operational limitations of the building. Growth in the police department, through increased staffing and the addition of an in-house police records unit, has taxed the capacity of its current facilities to accommodate additional personnel. In addition, VPD does not have dedicated training facilities and the availability of space donated by private businesses to conduct trainings has been declining.“Increasing community expectations require us to continue investments in 21st century policing programs, technology and training,” said VPD Chief James McElvain. “The new headquarters location will provide enough space for future growth, for our training facilities, and is centrally located to current and future VPD service areas.”The new headquarters building provides 44,512 square feet on two floors and will house VPD’s Office of the Chief, administration, finance/logistics, community volunteer offices, the Training Unit, specialty functions currently located in west and east precinct locations, and dedicated training space for VPD staff (currently 212 sworn and 53 civilian employees).“This is a rare opportunity to secure a building with the size, configuration, building type and location that aligns with the current and forecasted needs of our police department,” said City Manager Eric Holmes. “I’m grateful for city council’s leadership in allowing us to move forward with this opportunity.”For more information and updates on the status of the headquarters move, please visit www.cityofvancouver.us/new-VPD-HQ.Information provided by city of Vancouver.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark Countyshare 0 Previous : 4A GSHL football notes: Once again, Union vs. Camas is the big deal Next : Clark County Fire District 3 passes annexation resolutionAdvertisementThis is placeholder text 0 Comments Inline FeedbacksView all commentslast_img read more

Prince Harry Arrives March 5

first_imgPrince Harry Arrives March 5 InformationFebruary 27, 2012 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Grandson of The Queen, His Royal Highness, Prince Henry of Wales (always known as Prince Harry), will visit Jamaica from March 5 to 8 on behalf of  The Queen. The four-day visit is in commemoration of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – her 60th year since accession. Prince Harry’s visit to Jamaica is the final stop in his visits to Commonwealth countries in the Caribbean. The other two stops will be in Belize followed by The Bahamas. This is the first time that Prince Harry will be on an official duty on behalf of The Queen. It is also his first time in the Caribbean. A captain in the Army Air Corps, the Prince holds two honorary military appointments in the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force. While Prince Harry’s full time role is as a serving member of the military, he is the patron of a number of charities related to children.The Prince’s military function and his interest in children are reflected in places that he will visit in Jamaica. Prince Harry will arrive at the Norman Manley International Airport at 5:00 p.m. on March 5, where he will be accorded a  21-gun Royal salute and will inspect a Guard of Honour furnished by the First Battallion The Jamaica Regiment of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF).  He will be accommodated at King’s House, as the guest of Their Excellencies, The Governor-General the Most Honourable  Sir Patrick Allen and The Most Honourable Lady Allen.  The following day, Tuesday, March 6, Prince Harry will visit the Usain Bolt Track at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, where he will observe child athletes and young national athletes during a training session. Prince Harry will then move on to the university’s Law Faculty, where he will witness a few minutes of a mock moot session. The Queen holds the title “Visitor” of  the university, and Prince Harry will unveil a plaque there in honour of his grandmother’s Diamond Jubilee. The position of Visitor is considered to be the most senior official of the UWI. . Prince Harry will then visit children, parents and staff members at the Bustamante Hospital for Children. Lady Allen is involved in an outreach programme at the hospital and Their Excellencies will accompany Prince Harry. He will also unveil a plaque on the main entry building in honour of The Queen. Prince Harry will then be hosted by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller at a lunch at the historic Devon House. He departs Devon House for the Victoria Jubilee Hospital and will unveil the statue, The Rings of Life, which marks three events in 2012: the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee; Jamaica’s Golden Jubilee as an independent nation; and the 120th anniversary of the founding of the Victoria Jubilee Hospital. The statue is the work of master sculptor, Basil Watson. He will move to East Street, downtown Kingston,  to visit the Rise Life Management Services, an independent non-governmental organisation dedicated to youth and community building. He will speak briefly with children preparing for the upcoming Grade  Six  Achievement Test (GSAT); and view items manufactured by young entrepreneurs. After his tour, the Alpha Boys’ Band will join the children in a short cultural programme. To end the second day of his visit, Prince Harry will hold separate audiences at King’s House, first with  Leader of the Opposition,  Andrew Holness, followed by the Prime Minister. There will be a State Dinner where Prince Harry is expected to give a toast to the government and the people of Jamaica. . On Wednesday, March 7, Prince Harry will be wearing military uniform for his visit to Up Park Camp. The morning starts out with breakfast with fellow officers in the Infantry Officers’ Mess. Prince Harry will participate in the commissioning ceremony of the 60-foot rappelling and fast rope tower, which was built with technical co-operation from the Government of Canada. The Prince and two other JDF soldiers will then practise rappelling from the tower. This will be followed by firearm practice. Prince Harry will co-pilot a helicopter from the JDF Air Wing to the William Knibb Memorial High School playing field in Trelawny, and from there will commence an afternoon of sightseeing in the company of the Governor-General and Lady Allen. During the tour, which starts on the Falmouth Pier, the Prince will spend a quiet moment at the William Knibb Memorial Baptist Church. After the tour, the Prince will visit the Good Hope Great House. Later that evening, Prince Harry will be treated to a Jamaica Night event on the Sandals Cay in Montego Bay. The event is being staged by the government in partnership with Sandals Resorts. Prince Harry ends his visit to Jamaica on Thursday afternoon (March 8), when he departs from the Sangster International Airport. RelatedPrince Harry Arrives March 5 RelatedArchives Critical to Jamaica’s History ByAlecia Smith-Edwards, JIS Reporter RelatedPrince Harry Arrives March 5 Advertisementslast_img read more

Sony mobile struggles continue; CFO to become CEO

first_img Sony launches compact 5G Xperia Author Sony trimmed the sales forecast for its mobile business following a weak fiscal Q3, as it also announced changes in its top management.For its fiscal year to 31 March, it is now forecasting sales of JPY740 billion ($6.7 billion) in the Mobile Communications segment, a JPY40 billion (5.1 per cent) downward revision from the guidance given in October 2017. It expects to meet its operating income guidance of JPY5 billion, as decreased sales are offset by reduced operating costs.Its smartphone shipment forecast of 14 million is reduced from 15.5 million and would mark a reduction from 14.6 million in fiscal 2016.In fiscal Q3 2017 (to 31 December), sales of JPY217.5 billion were down from JPY248.6 billion in the prior-year period due to a decrease in unit sales (although there was a positive foreign exchange impact).Smartphone shipments of 4 million units were down from 5.1 million.Operating income of JPY15.8 billion was down from JPY21.2 billion, having been impacted by the decreased sales, increased component prices and negative foreign exchange impact. Sony did note a reduction in operating costs and a reversal of a patent royalty accrual.Management changeSony’s group CEO, Kazuo Hirai, is set to become the company’s chairman, with Kenichiro Yoshida, its current CFO, stepping up to the top job.Hiroki Totoki, the current head of Sony’s mobile unit, is set to become group CFO. Shigeki Ishizuka is taking on the role of officer in charge of the Mobile Communications unit.“My successor, Kenichiro Yoshida, has supported me closely since returning to Sony in December 2013, contributing extensively beyond his remit as CFO and acting as valuable confidant and business partner, as we took on the challenge of transforming Sony together. Yoshida combines a deeply strategic mindset with a relentless determination to achieve defined targets, and the ability to take a global viewpoint,” Hirai said.It was mooted Hirai had become tired by the travel schedule during his time at the helm, as he worked to improve the company’s performance.Group performanceOn a group level, Sony reported a fiscal Q3 profit of JPY295.9 billion, up from JPY19.6 billion, on revenue of JPY2.7 trillion, up from JPY2.4 trillion.Sales were boosted by foreign exchange gains, as well as “significant” increases in Game & Network Services, Home Entertainment & Sound and Financial Services segment sales.Its income was boosted by the removal of an impairment charge in the Pictures business which was present in the comparable period, when earnings were also subject to the impact of a 2016 earthquake. There was also improved profitability in a number of units, including Semiconductors. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 02 FEB 2018 KDDI leans heavily on Samsung in expanded 5G range Steve Costello Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Relatedcenter_img Sony optimistic of mobile gains Devices earningsSony Tags Previous ArticleKDDI posts double-digit growth, names new chairmanNext ArticleChina slowdown hit global Q4 smartphone shipments HomeDevicesNews Sony mobile struggles continue; CFO to become CEOlast_img read more

Education In The Wild

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 Going-to-the-Sun Road winds toward Logan Pass as seen from the High Line Trail in Glacier National Park. – File photo by Lido Vizzutti | Flathead Beacon A spring wildflower class is scheduled for June 14. Ellen Horowitz will lead hikers through Glacier Park to learn about the vast floral patterns that color the outdoors during spring and early summer.The institute is hosting teachers from across the country for the second year in a row for a climate change workshop. From June 24-27, teachers will travel through Glacier and witness the transformation taking place due to climate change, including the shrinking glaciers.The institute added a new opportunity for private educational programs that allow companies or groups to undergo a field trip or hike together with a guide or educator.“We want to educate people about the wonderful resources in Glacier National Park and Flathead National Forest,” Baltz said.A complete list of programs and trips is listed on Glacier Institute’s website, www.glacierinstitute.org.Thanks to donors, scholarships are available for kids who cannot afford program fees. For more information, visit the institute’s website or call 755-1211. In preparation for another summer of adventuring in the Crown of the Continent, the Glacier Institute is revamping its historic learning center up the North Fork with a new solar energy system.On May 13, crews from Sunelco, Inc., a renewable energy company based in Victor, began installing batteries and large solar panels at the institute’s Big Creek Education Center, a former Forest Service ranger station that was converted into a youth learning site 25 years ago. The new energy system will provide backup for the facility’s current propane generator while contributing solar power around the clock. It will also act as a prime exhibit for education courses on the potential of renewable energy.“This is the first step in our energy stride,” said Joyce Baltz, executive director of the Glacier Institute. “This is a dream we’ve had for years and of course we can do more and more as time and funds allow.”The new energy system was made possible by Glacier Institute’s remarkable showing in a nationwide contest last winter. Tom’s of Maine, a natural products company based in Kennebunk, Maine, launched its 50 States for Good initiative, an annual competition that divvies out $150,000 to six community organizations that promote “healthy, human and environmental goodness.” An organization from each state was chosen as a finalist and Glacier Institute rose to the top in Montana. From there it was up to a nationwide online vote to whittle down the list. Despite going up against groups from larger metropolitan areas, Glacier Institute finished near the top and received $20,000.“To have a $20,000 gift to get this off the ground, we’re just over the moon,” Baltz said.The widespread support illustrated the level of admiration the Glacier Institute has earned over 30 years.In 1983, the private nonprofit organization formed in Kalispell as a source for hands-on, educational adventures in Glacier National Park and Flathead National Forest. Trained guides and wildlife experts from the institute hold roughly 70 programs a year, ranging from field trips in search of elusive wolverines in Glacier, to hikes through meadows of wild flowers, to snorkeling McDonald Creek. The trips can be single or multi-day excursions into the wild for children and adults. The kids’ summer camps and programs are especially popular, with nearly 1,000 kids every year learning at the Big Creek facility. “The more you get kids out the more it sticks with them over the years and they relate to that outdoor environment and want to preserve those places for the future,” Baltz said. “We try to get kids out there as much as we can.”One of the first summer courses for adults or children, “Glacier’s Harlequins,” is May 18. The program, taught by John Ashley, will focus on the Harlequin ducks, which are as rare as grizzly bears and just as secretive. The program will spend the day in Glacier Park learning everything about Harlequins during the peak of their breeding season. last_img read more

Valley of the Dogs

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Over the past three weeks, the Beacon spent time with some of the valley’s most interesting, four-legged residents, the sled dogs of the Flathead. From Bigfork to Olney, these creatures, and the humans who love them, take to the wintry trails to pull sleds and to run.Dogsledding is a wild adventure, one that manages to be cold and fuzzy at the same time.Take an interactive tour through the Valley of the Dogs. Emaillast_img read more

GP advisor warns of hospitals becoming overwhelmed with Covid cases

first_img Google+ By News Highland – October 18, 2020 Facebook Pinterest Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Hospitals will soon become overwhelmed if we don’t clamp down on rising Covid-19 cases, that’s according to a GP advisor to the HSE.1,276 new cases were confirmed nationally with 43 new cases in Donegal.As of 8pm last night, there were 14 Covid patients in Letterkenny University hospital and 2 in intensive care.Cabinet is due to meet tomorrow to discuss what additional restrictions should be imposed.A meeting of Government leaders broke up last night without any decision on NPHET’s recommendation of Level 5.Dr Ray Walley says the level of cases in the country is considerable:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/walley-virus1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleGardai investigate sexual assault incident in BallybofeyNext articleWeather set to become unsettled, rain and wind expected tomorrow News Highland Google+center_img GP advisor warns of hospitals becoming overwhelmed with Covid cases WhatsApp Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows last_img read more

Illegal adoptions: Government to consider review of St Patrick’s Guild files

first_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Illegal adoptions: Government to consider review of St Patrick’s Guild files Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleLoganair safeguards City of Derry Airport’s Liverpool routeNext articleNPHET looking into “vaccine bonus” News Highland WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img A review aimed at identifying further cases of illegal adoption in Ireland will be considered by cabinet Ministers this morning.The sampling review was ordered following the discovery of 151 illegal birth registrations at St Patrick’s Guild.In 2018 then-Minister Katherine Zappone initiated a review after 121 cases of illegal birth registration were discovered at St Patrick’s Guild adoption agency between 1946 and 1969.That number has since risen to 151.In many of the cases it’s thought the adoptive parents had their names entered on the birth certs, or the birth mother of the child was not recorded.A review to be considered by cabinet Ministers and published today has been looking at a sample of adoption records from other agencies looking for certain markers that may indicate if the practice of illegal adoption was happening elsewhere, and the possible scale.It’s understood some such cases have been identified.The review is not the end of the process – and it’s likely a further inquiry will be launched.Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman is bringing the report to cabinet.He has a second memo before cabinet concerning the legislation that would increase paid parents leave from 2 to 5 weeks.This will be backdated to apply to both parents of children born since November 2019.If passed this month in the Oireachtas people will be entitled to take the leave from April.The Family Leave Bill also contains provisions to allow male same-sex couples to avail of adoptive leave for the first time. Facebook Twitter Google+ Facebook By News Highland – March 9, 2021 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterestlast_img read more