University attendance low among blacks

University attendance for black South Africans remains low, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said on Wednesday. “Blacks don’t participate in universities to the same extent as whites and Indians. There’s just a too small number of blacks,” Statistician General Pali Lehohla said at the release of the 2013 General Household Survey...

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Treatment Plants Fail To Meet Standards

Nearly half of Ireland’s wastewater treatment plants serving urban centres are failing to achieve national and EU standards, according to a new report released today by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Commenting on the report Mr. Gerard O’Leary, Programme Manager, in the EPA’s Office of Environmental...

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Abortion Advice Scandal

  There were widespread calls in the Seanad on Wednesday for Health Minister James Reilly and Justice Minister Alan Shatter to answer questions on revelations that state-funded agencies, as well as employees of the Health Service Executive (HSE), had been giving women illegal and potentially life-threatening advice in relation...

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Make Mental Health A Priority

A joint campaign by the national coalition Mental Health Reform and the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) is asking Local Election candidates to commit to making mental health a priority locally, if elected. Denise McCarthy, USI Deputy President & VP Welfare said: “With four weeks until the Local Elections on 23rd May, the...

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Irish Life Invest in GAA Healthy Club

Irish Life is to invest €1million in the GAA’s Healthy Club Project. The commitment will greatly enhance the project’s positive influence on the health and wellbeing of GAA clubs, their members, and the communities they serve. The investment has been made as part of Irish Life’s Corporate Social Responsibility...

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What Were the Greatest Inventions?

The Greatest Inventions – One of the curious facts about Lee Kuan Yew, the extraordinary “father” of the Singapore nation who has just died, is that when asked what he thought was the greatest invention of the 20th century, he replied: “The airconditioner.” Logic Behind Greatest Inventions The logic behind this choice was...

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