Garda overtime cut across the country amid Covid-19 pandemic

Garda overtime has been cut across the country as the organisation continues to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, Independent.ie has learned. he policing of Covid-19 checkpoints and Irish ports are expected to be among the areas impacted by the cutbacks. Senior management have ordered that no further overtime will be sanctioned with "immediate effect" for supplementing units and working rests...

UK weather forecast – Heavy rain to hit the UK as country prepares for wet and windy start to spring – The Sun

THE UK can expect a wet and windy start to spring, as heavy rain is set to hit the country this week. The Met Office has issued a three-day weather warning for the UK advising of heavy persistent rain which may lead to flooding. 8 The rain is expected to become heavy on Monday and persist through to WednesdayCredit: Getty Images - Getty8 The weather warnings are likely to add stress to the...

UK snow forecast: Snow chart turns BLUE as Britain braces for Polar blast to smash country | Weather | News

Britons have enjoyed a barmy end to 2019 with above-average temperatures across the country, but mercury is set to plummet bringing heavy show showers across Britain by mid-January. Weather forecast model, WXCHARTS, has predicted the UK could see up to 14cm of snow in the next fortnight. The long-range forecast shows Scotland will be blasted by freezing arctic air from January 10.The cold snap...

Belgium: This country with a colonial history has a blackface problem

Belgium has a blackface problem. The country shares in the Black Pete tradition, albeit less enthusiastically than the Netherlands. But around Belgium, few seasons pass without folkloric festivals revolving around characters in the racist garb -- and while its use has become polarizing around the world, Belgium has a casual approach to the tradition that is jarring to many outsiders.It's an...

McGill’s Seinet-Spaulding named top football lineman in country

Andrew Seinet-Spaulding poses with the Metras Trophy at the recent Vanier Cup awards gala. Mathieu Bélanger The awards keep piling up for McGill football player Andrew Seinet-Spaulding.The Pierrefonds native was named winner of the J.P. Metras Trophy, awarded to the most outstanding lineman in Canadian university football at the annual Vanier Cup awards gala.Seinet-Spaulding, the 23-year-old...