Arsenal on top of English Premier League

first_img GREAT WEEK HARD WORK AND COMMITMENT “You’re only two days away from another crisis, so it’s important we keep our feet on the ground,” McClaren said. “We’ve not turned the corner … we want to be (like) this every week and that only comes on a platform of hard work, attitude and commitment and discipline.” A week after a miserable trip to McClaren’s Newcastle, Liverpool were facing a second successive loss. Although Jordan Henderson put Liverpool ahead at Anfield, Craig Dawson quickly scored an equaliser in the first half for West Brom and Jonas Olsson put the visitors ahead in the 73rd. But Henderson set up Origi to score from outside the area just when the Midlands club seemed set to take all three points. “Maybe the crowd was disappointed, but they didn’t let us feel it,” Klopp said. “We were all in the game, we were all concentrated to get this one point at the end and it felt like three. I know it’s only one, but it felt like three and in this moment there was an explosion (of emotion).” LONDON (AP): As title-chasing Arsenal completed back-to-back wins with ease, it took other Premier League games to provide a double-dose of late drama. Newcastle were facing ending another weekend in the relegation zone until Ayoze Perez stunned Tottenham in the third minute of stoppage time to win 2-1 at White Hart Lane. Liverpool, which lost last weekend to Newcastle, left it even later at home to West Bromwich Albion, with Divock Origi recovering a 2-2 draw in the sixth minute of stoppage time. The optimism which surrounded Juergen Klopp’s arrival as Liverpool manager two months ago has been substituted with a realism. Liverpool are five points adrift of Manchester United, which held on to fourth place despite losing at Bournemouth on Saturday, and nine behind provisional leaders Arsenal. Olivier Giroud converted an early penalty for his 50th Premier League goal, before Mesut Ozil set up Aaron Ramsey to sweep in another as Arsenal beat bottom-place Aston Villa 2-0. It was goalkeeper Petr Cech’s 169th clean sheet in the Premier League – most achieved with Chelsea – matching David James’ record. Although Arsenal’s stay at the top could be brief if Leicester beat ailing champions Chelsea, the win at Villa Park capped a good week when the odds were defied to book a place in the round of 16 in the Champions League. “I was a bit anxious today because we had given a lot on Wednesday night (at Olympiakos) and we came back very, very late,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. “I knew that Villa was fighting to survive … it was a controlled performance and a great week for us. Don’t worry. I had as well a few bad weeks already. So sometimes it balances a little bit.” It’s been a good four months for north London counterpart Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs. They had not lost in the League since the opening day of the season until running into a resilient Newcastle, which ended the 14-match unbeaten run. Perez beat Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris at his near post as the full-time whistle loomed, after fellow substitute Aleksandar Mitrovic had cancelled out Eric Dier’s first-half headed opener for Tottenham. “In the second half, every time we had the ball we started to make some mistakes and we give them the possibility to a right to a goal,” Pochettino said. “I think the first person that was responsible of the defeat is me.” With Newcastle out of the drop zone and up to 15th – above Chelsea – the pressure is off Steve McClaren for now.last_img read more

Major parties need to rein their supporters in

first_imgDear Editor,In recognising the intensification of a variety of threats to peace posed by the political tensions that surround the current election campaigns, the Universal Peace Federation – Guyana, wishes to condemn the political rhetoric that is causing great confusion, annoyance, distrust and humiliation within the minds and hearts of the citizens of Guyana.These unnecessary pains, which are obviously acting up on the emotionalism of some of our peoples, could turn riotous. We have recently seen tensions in Laing Avenue, Sophia and certain parts of Region Five.It would appear that there is a very thin line that is keeping the side being attacked from retaliating. And, we fear that when or if they do, this could foment into mini riots or even a civil war. We have seen wasted lives and unnecessary pains unleashed on families in countries like Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, the Congo, South Africa, India and Pakistan – where people are being killed, injured and/or destroyed by these uncalled-for incidences. Locally, we saw such similar incidences in Agricola, when the city was actually locked down. In the late 1990s, just after the elections, some people were brutalised in our city while heading home from work.The Universal Peace Federation has been involved with dozens of countries around the world to create a state of harmony and peace. We are, therefore, calling all our political leaders and political parties, especially the more mature ones, to please watch the rhetoric and try not to humiliate one another when they enter the political field. Also, the Opposition needs to avoid calling for the chasing out of the President, the Ministers or the leaders when they visit certain areas and communities where they predominate. This goes for the APNU/AFC Government as well.Further, The Universal Peace Federation urges all party members and their respective supporters not to misbehave. All political parties vying for elections need to show maturity, intellect and avoid putting our country to shame. We recommend that these political parties urgently sign the powerful peace accord that is in the process of being created and stick to the terms and conditions of this accord.The Universal Peace Federation calls upon everyone to show respect and to have restraint. Each party has a right to state their case. No one should obstruct or block them from going into any particular area. Also, people also have a right to ask their questions to the presenters. It is unfortunate that this political heckling is a normal part of the Caribbean culture, but the violent boisterous behaviour and insults are uncalled for from the two major parties of Guyana.In conclusion, we, the members of The Universal Peace Federation wish to remind the Government, Opposition and the general public that we may not always agree with each other, but it is important we respect each other.Sincerely,Hajji Dr Roshan KhanNational ChairmanUniversal PeaceFederation – Guyanalast_img read more

ICC Pulls Bashir Over

first_imgA South African Court has issued an interim order stopping Sudan’s leader Omar al-Bashir, who faces war crimes charges, from leaving the country. He is currently in South Africa attending the African Union Summit Conference of Heads of State and Government.The South African court’s decision brings to mind the International Criminal Court (ICC) indictment against former Liberian President Charles Taylor, while he was attending a summit in Accra, Ghana in 2003, but managed to escape to Liberia. In the case of Mr. Bashir, the Pretoria High Court says he must stay until it rules today, Monday on whether he should be handed over to the ICC. He is accused of committing war crimes, genocide during the Darfur conflict and crimes against humanity.Earlier, President Bashir was welcomed by South African officials when he arrived in Johannesburg. After the court announced the hearing, he posed for a group photo with other African leaders, the BBC has said. The High Court initially said it would hear the request to have him arrested yesterday, Sunday. But it later postponed the hearing until today, Monday when the summit is due to end.There are tensions between the ICC and the AU, with some on the continent accusing the court of unfairly targeting Africans. The AU has previously urged the ICC to stop proceedings against sitting leaders.The warrant against Mr. Bashir, who denies the allegations, has severely restricted his overseas travel.He has, however, visited friendly states in Africa and the Middle East.AU leaders have complex issues to tackle, from political unrest to Islamist insurgencies. Analysis: Andrew Harding, BBC Africa CorrespondentSouth Africa has often shied away from this sort of diplomatic headache, but this time the government has stepped straight, and deliberately, into the controversy, courting Western fury by rolling out the welcome carpet for President Bashir.The South African Government must, surely, have foreseen the possibility of a legal challenge. If President Bashir is allowed to return home unimpeded, South Africa’s actions will be bitterly condemned internationally, if less loudly within the continent, as a blow against the credibility of the ICC.And if Sudan’s president is detained, or perhaps even arrested, then Pretoria will be accused of luring a fellow African leader into a trap. Some would call that a no-win situation.But it is clear that South Africa’s Government has chosen to flaunt its growing antipathy (opposition) towards “Western” rules, and towards a court in which so many African leaders now appear to have lost faith.The ICC has issued two arrest warrants against Mr. Bashir. The court relies on member states to carry out arrests.However correspondents have said the South African government, a signatory to the treaty establishing the ICC, is unlikely to move against the Sudanese leader.South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) said immunity had been granted to “all (summit) participants as part of the international norms for countries hosting such a gathering of the AU or even the United Nations.” Among the African leaders at the summit is Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe, but human rights organizations and South Africa’s main opposition party have also called for Mr. Bashir’s arrest.Darfur has been in conflict since 2003, when rebels took up arms against the government. The UN says more than 300,000 people have died, mostly from disease. Hundreds of villages have been attacked.More than two million people, about a third of the population, have fled their homes. Sudanese forces and allied militias are accused of oppressing black Africans in favor of Arabs. The Johannesburg summit is chaired by Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who holds the rotating presidency of the AU. The official theme is, “Year of Women’s Empowerment and Development.”But the political turmoil in Burundi, crisis in South Sudan and the recent spate of xenophobic attacks in South Africa has also been featured heavily.Profile: Sudan’s Omar al-BashirSudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s career has been defined by war. He came to power in a coup in 1989 and has ever since ruled with an iron fist what was until this year Africa’s largest country.When he seized power, Sudan was in the midst of a 21-year civil war between north and south.Although his government signed a deal to end that conflict in 2005, another one was breaking out at the same time – in the western region of Darfur, wherePresident Bashir is accused of organizing war crimes and crimes against humanity.“He is a man for whom dignity and pride are very important and one who is quite hot-headed – prone to angry outbursts, especially when he feels his pride has been wounded,” Sudan analyst Alex de Waal told the BBC News website.Despite the international arrest warrant, he was re-elected as president in April 2010.Before taking the helm, he was a commander in the army, responsible for leading operations in the south against the late rebel leader John Garang.When he signed the peace deal with Garang and his Sudan People’s Liberation Movement, Bashir took pains to stress the deal had not been a defeat.“We did not sign it after we had been broken. We signed it while we were at the peak of our victories,” he said.Accusations against Omar al-BashirHe has often been accused of killing members of the Fur, Masalit and Zaghawa ethnic groups, thereby causing these groups serious bodily or mental harm and inflicting conditions of life calculated to bring about these groups’ physical destruction.His goal was always to keep a unified Sudan, but a referendum on secession for South Sudan was agreed as part of the peace deal.In the January 2011 referendum, some 99 percent of South Sudanese voted in favor of separation. The independent state of South Sudan was declared six months later. While he agreed to let South Sudan go, Bashir’s attitude to Darfur, where a conflict has raged since 2003 when rebels took up arms against alleged government discrimination, has been characterized by belligerence.But he denies international accusations that he has backed Arab Janjaweed militias accused of war crimes against the region’s black African communities.For years, Mr. Bashir resisted the deployment of UN peacekeepers to Darfur and any criticism from the West tends to make him and his allies dig in their heels.“We are telling those people who are saying that they want to put pressure on the Khartoum government that we will remain firm and never bow to anyone except the Almighty God,” he told cheering crowds in 2004.It is at these rallies, often dressed in his military uniform, that Mr. Bashir seems in his element – waving his walking stick in the air.He is shyer when it comes to the media and rarely gives one-to-one interviews.Correspondents say this may be because he is not very articulate, unlike his former enemy, John Garang, who died not long after becoming national vice-president.Bashir is a military person who has been in power for a while and he wants to assert military power, Hassan al-Turabi, Islamist leader said.But this means, says Mr. de Waal, that the president is often underestimated.“He is smarter than he appears. He’s somebody who apparently has a huge grasp of detail, but he’s very conscious of the fact that he’s not highly educated,” Mr de Waal says.He is said to enjoy a better relationship with Garang’s successor, Salva Kiir, precisely because the two men are career soldiers – ill at ease with clever, well-spoken politicians.Born in 1944 into a farming family, Mr. Bashir joined the army as a young man and rose through the ranks. He fought in the Egyptian army in the 1973 war against Israel.As head of state, his game has largely remained soldiering, the political leadership being taken by two other figures.The first in the 1990s was Hassan al-Turabi, a prominent Sunni Muslim, who advocates an Islamic state and ushered in a bill introducing Sharia to all provinces, but the South.After they fell out in 2000, Mr. Turabi told the BBC: “He is a military person who has been in power for a while and he wants to assert military power.”Then Osman Ali Taha, who negotiated the north-south deal and is now first vice-president, came to the fore. But his influence has since waned and the president has taken centre stage.“Bashir has emerged as exercising more power himself. There’s no one figure that overshadows him,” says Mr. de Waal.Mr. Bashir’s longevity in office, de Waal adds, is probably down to the fact that powerful rivals in the ruling National Congress Party distrust each other more than they do Mr Bashir.Oil money flows – and leavesLittle is known about the Sudanese leader’s private life. He has no children and in his 50s took a second wife.He married the widow of Ibrahim Shams al-Din, considered a war hero in the north – as an example to others, Mr. de Waal said. The long civil war had seen many colleagues fall, and he implored others to marry again so war widows could be taken care of.Mr. Bashir has presided over a flourishing economy. When he became president, it was punishable by death to be found in possession of US dollars.For a while, there were pockets full of dollars as the oil flowed. Controls were lifted and the telecommunications system revolutionized.But the South took three-quarters of the country’s oil with it and belts are now being tightened in Khartoum.Mr. Bashir denies accusations that access to government funds and oil money was an underlying cause of the unrest in Darfur.“In reality, the gist of the Darfur problem is just traditional conflict over resources, which has been coated with claims of marginalization,” he has said.He was angered and humiliated in May 2008 when Darfur rebels nearly entered Khartoum, his fortress capital.Many feared the International Criminal Court’s indictment against Bashir in March 2009 on five counts of crimes against humanity and two of war crimes would have provoked Mr. Bashir into flexing his muscles.But in February 2010 he signed a ceasefire with the Jem rebels who attacked Omdurman, just across the River Nile from Khartoum.However, Jem abandoned peace talks soon after, accusing Khartoum’s forces of launching new raids in Darfur.Mr. Bashir had said Sudan would not stand in the way of South Sudan’s independence, but tension has been rising since the region went its separate way.Both countries have accused each other of causing violent clashes around the new border.But while the rest of the region has been experiencing the tumultuous events of the Arab spring, Mr. Bashir has faced little political unrest.“Those who are waiting for the Arab Spring to come [to Sudan] will be waiting for a while,” local media quoted him as telling a meeting of his National Congress Party last November.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Simi Valley man dies after being shocked by police stun gun

first_imgSIMI VALLEY – A local man who was stunned by a police Taser device after he drove his car into someone’s yard last week has died, authorities said today. The Ventura County Coroner’s office said Raymundo Guerrero Garcia, 33, was pronounced dead at 11 a.m. Monday. An autopsy was conducted Thursday, but more tests are needed to determine the cause of death and whether it was related to the Taser or some other cause, officials said. Garcia was driving recklessly about 9:30 p.m. May 15 and refused to stop for police. He drove through the fence of a home in the 800 block of Chelsea Court and into the back yard, and refused to get out of his vehicle, police said. He became combative and aggressively resisted the officers, who used the Taser device to control him, police said. Officers then noticed he was in medical distress, and paramedics took him to Simi Valley Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition before he died six days later. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Here’s hundreds of reason why Donegal Daily will fill your vacant jobs in just hours!

first_imgIs your business doing well and you feel you can do with an extra pair of hands?Well, the Donegal Daily jobs section has the power to put dozens of CVs into your inbox in just a matter of hours.The days of people printing their CVs before finding an envelope, buying a stamp and eventually putting it in a postbox are well and truly over. And more and more businesses now realise that if you have a job in Donegal or the North-West that needs filling then Donegal Daily has a huge daily readership of people ready to fill them.Our figures don’t lie.Donegal Daily is the largest news website in the county and has been an incredible success since its inception in 2010.With over 100,000 readers daily, we offer unrivalled coverage in Donegal and allow you the opportunity to put your company in the hands and homes of your customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With over 350,000 unique users a month and over 90,000 people on Facebook, there has never been a better time to get your message out there.Dozens of well-known local and national businesses have used us to find their perfect employee.They include RTE, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Tobin’s Garage, Inishowen Motors, The Shandon Hotel, Britton’s Pharmacy, Lottie Dolls, the HSE, Hillcrest Nursing Home, Get Fresh, Clonleigh Co-Op, Kelsius, McGettigans Hotels, Doherty’s Costcutter, the Glencar Inn, Spar, Aurivo, Whoriskey’s Eurospar in Ramelton, Sharkey Waste, Magee’s Pharmacy, Cyber Risk Aware, Wers Waste, Cherrymore Kitchens, Lough Derg, Local Link, Nomadic, Donegal Tile Centre and Rossview Interiors, Fastway Couriers, McMullin Associates Architects, JC Engineering, Glebe Builders, RAP, Divers Hyundai, MH Associates, McMenamin Engineering and Mantis Cranes, Kees Hotel, Total Splicing Solutions.We could go on and on and that’s only a few of the many successful businesses who we have helped to find the perfect employee to allow them to expand their business as Donegal continues to be the best place to live in Ireland.The only complaint we seem to get from employers is for us to take their adverts down because they easily filled the position thanks to us and yet they continue to get calls! We cater for all types of business and companies and there’s something for everyone big or small, that’s the beauty of online, we can cater for your needs and come up with a plan that puts you in the driving seat.More and more businesses are seeing the benefit of using our site, contact us today to see what we can do for you and your business.You can see our most recent listings here: find out how simple it is to advertise your position on Donegal Daily, simply contact: Email: info@donegaldaily.comHere’s hundreds of reason why Donegal Daily will fill your vacant jobs in just hours! was last modified: August 15th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:CV’sDonegal DailyjobsVacancieslast_img read more


first_imgIf you know you won’t get sick, you won’t need to read this!That’s the message from Donegal Action for Cancer Care who are calling on the people of Donegal to be very clear that key services are under major threat at Letterkenny General Hospital and Donegal’s community hospitals.DACC are asking are you prepared to let this happen? When the services are removed they will not be back at our hospital. Heath is something that affects everyone from the time you are in the womb till the day you die. It affects everything else we do in our lives.DACC are being told that cancer services at LGH are secure but we ask how can they be secure when other key services are being removed or under threat of removal?DACC ask the people of Donegal “What more can we do to save our services”There is no equality, no fairness, very limited health services if any for Donegal people! Cancer services are not stand alone services! What is to be done to save cancer services &Letterkenny General Hospital for the people of Donegal?What will become of Donegal’s sick people?We continue to work hard in a voluntary capacity, we have been doing so since April 2005 but are afraid our worst fears have come true.Letterkenny General Hospital is having services taken from it which will affect everyone, for us we cannot let this happen to our cancer patients. Health services affect everyone, young & old and all stages of life! We all have a responsibilty to protect them! DACC recognise and acknowledge the hard work ongoing within the hospital by the management & staff at all levels and we want the public to be clear that the decisions that are currently being taken that affect services are due to the fact the hospital budget has been severely cut and they do not get the funding required to run the hospital.Last year we attended many meetings but the message is the same, “cancer services are secure & there is no extra money for the hospital.”With all key services removed or on “HOLD” LGH will not be able to treat the sick people of Donegal.LGH had a diagnostic prostate cancer clinic that was discontinued at Letterkenny General Hospital in March 2010 after 20 years service despite more than 100 cancers diagnosed there per year. Letterkenny General Hospital delivered Prostate Cancer Services for Donegal men for 20 years until March 2010 when the service was removed as part of National Plans!!! Indeed LGH was a leader in Ireland with the service. Now Donegal men must travel to Galway Hospital for the New Rapid Access Clinic, they must find their own way there!We are told by the HSE that cancer services are secure” We don’t believe them! How can they be secure when the other services needed by cancer patients are being “stripped away” Cancer patients need a range of services within the hospital, they are not a stand alone service. Cancer services can not be secure if other necessary services at the hospital do not have the staffing levels & funds necessary to deliver a quality service. DACC were supported recently by Prof. John Crown recently on Highland Radio regarding this.“We are told by the HSE that Letterkenny Hospital is doing more work than it should be doing, it has a Level 3 service agreement”“We are told by the HSE that Letterkenny Hospital is overspent on it’s budget”We were asked at a meeting with HSE West Regional Director of Operations on 31st January 2012“if we wanted to scare patients & sick people”“We say there are serious budget & resource inequalities for Letterkenny Hospital, it gets less than other hospitals for treating more patients, thereby patients attending LGH are not worth as much as other hospitals!It has not been recognised for it’s achievements & success over the years with a limited budget.”Letterkenny General Hospital hasn’t had an even playing field for years, they got less money for the same & in some cases more work.Some points to take note off please!Letterkenny treats as many patients and in cases more than most Regional Hospitals,(2011) In Patient Discharges =€4907 at LGH, Sligo 3842 patients less, In Patient Discharges =€ 6,254 (€1,347 more for Sligo )(2010) In Patient Discharges =€5198 at LGH, Sligo 5081 patients less, In Patient Discharges = € 7110 (€1,912 more for Sligo)(2009) In Patient Discharges = €4961 at LGH, Sligo 4961 patients less, In Patient Discharges =€ 6,645 (€1,684 more Sligo)Private income for Letterkenny General is less than 4.5 millionPrivate income for Sligo Regional Hospital is approx 11 millionDrug budget at Letterkenny Hospital is approx 5 millionDrug budget for Sligo as a Regional Hospital is approx 9 millionDevelopments at LGH:Within the National Development Plan regarding Letterkenny & Derry there is the following:“Improvements to the stock of healthcare and social infrastructure such as a regional hospital”a) Why are these inequalities allowed to continue?b) Why are patients availing of services at LGH lives worth less?c) Why is LGH not being recognised for it’s level and high quality standard of service with the necessary resources?d) Recent census highlights an increase of 13,633 resident’s which equals a population increase of 9.3%.**Minister James O’ Reilly told DACC last year that LGH cannot become a Regional Hospital yet due to private insurance rises! Again LGH not a priority!No of key consultants have left or leaving as they cannot work due to cuts- the work they were employed to do!Locums employed through agencies- not value for moneyApprox 50% of budget overspend going on agency staff.Cardiac Pacemaker service now on HOLD at LGH!!Radiology- reduced number of key staffOutdated equipment in xray dept- no investmentSmallest number of surgeons in the country per population of 160,000,The Breast Unit at LGH- approx 25% referral from patients in Sligo region – NO EXTRA MONEY TO LGH FOR THIS!1Breast Surgeon – if anything was to happen, what would happen the breast cancer service at LGH?77 breast cancers by Nov 2011 diagnosed at LGH- probably more by the end of the year.Equivalent of 1.5 Breast Radiologist- staff shortage againColorectal/ Bowel Screening Programme –LGH was one of the sites identified to carry this out- no infrastructure investment- how can this service now be delivered?Waiting lists- the Special Delivery Unit established to deal with this – additional funding made available to deal with A& E & waiting lists- Letterkenny Hospital not on the list of hospitals to get additional funding from this.The new A & E- if it was opened in the morning we ask where is the money to run it and where will the staff come from?Prostate cancer services- Letterkenny Hospital first hospital in country delivering prostate services providing service for 20 years with over 100 cancers diagnosed each year- service pulled in March 2010- men now must travel to Galway!New Rapid Access Clinic at LGH- didn’t start Friday 2nd Dec. Now put on hold!- IT IS NOT PART OF THE NATIONAL PLAN!!! We ask will it happen?CAWT (Cross Border Funding) funded 2nd Urologist for LGH- we are told this new post has been signed off on in Sept 2011. This has not happened and looks like it might not.Radiotheraphy at Altnagelvin- our concerns now appear to be coming through- where is LGH in the planning for Donegal patients? Will cancer services at LGH be weakened by this development? Is the initial 19 million from the Irish Government for Altnagelvin still available?Closure of community hospitals & beds in Donegal will put more pressure on LGH as there will be no “step down” beds for patients at LGH or in the community hospitals.The new Special Delivery UnitLGH & Donegal patients were not equal & discriminated against under the National Treatment Purchase Fund.From 2006 – 2011, 5801 Donegal patients were treated under the NTPF at a cost of 13million, 823 thousand and 690 euro at private hospitals. Having this allocation within LGH’s budget would allow the hospital to treat more of it’s own patients.Extra money was made available to recruit CEO & management support team to look after Galway Hospital & Limerick- no information available on how much or how many people will they be employed through private tenders?New system to be put in place to recognise those hospitals who achieve- LGH has not to date been recognised for its achievements, it won’t be able to in the future as it is starting another year with years of budget inequalities.DACC are more concerned than ever that cancer services & Letterkenny Hospital are in serious danger of being de-stablised and the hospital is on the way to becoming a “community type hospital”. A hospital without the staff & funding it needs to treat patients and with more budget cuts on the way DACC are asking, “will we have only skeleton services next year, how many services will be cut or will we have none at all”. DACC have kept the pressure on for almost 7 years now, have travelled up & down the country, kept cancer services and issues on the agenda but now feel that we need help.In November 2008 DACC highlighted our concerns and we were told we were “scaremongering” as we have been told so many times since. Yet what we have predicted is now very much happening.Patients or their family members are phoning us daily with difficulties, it is crazy and we have yet to see the worst.DACC ask please that you put you & your family’s health high on your list of concerns at present before the services are taken from us.DONEGAL ACTION AGAINST CANCER – ‘THE TRUTH ABOUT THE DOWNGRADING OF OUR HEALTH SERVICE’ was last modified: February 20th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:Donegal Action Against Cancerlast_img read more


first_imgDue to the popularity of the last two Security Exhibitions, Sheridan Security Systems are hosting their third Security Exhibition in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th of October from 11am to 6.30pm.The Security Exhibition is designed to promote all areas of domestic and commercial security, providing advice and demonstrations on all the latest surveillance and alarm technologies.This is a unique exhibition in the North West.All aspects of security for both domestic and commercial markets will be exhibited and demonstrated – from Wired to Wireless Alarms, High Definition IP Surveillance up to 29MP, Digital Video Recorders, Safes, Fire Fighting Equipment, Automatic Gates and much more. The Exhibition will be attended by Ireland’s leading security experts and will allow visitors to benefit from a free advice and based on a confidential conversation which will highlight how to tailor the technology to meet individual requirements.Admission to the exhibition is FREE of charge so use this opportunity to come and discuss your requirements.Any information provided will be received in strict confidence.Event organiser, Brendan Sheridan insists vigilance in security measures has reached a level of paramount importance in recent years due to the increase in both commercial and domestic criminal activity.He told Donegal Daily, “With new technologies constantly coming onto the market this is the perfect opportunity to view some of the most powerful security solutions available, and speak to leading professionals about your requirements.Sheridan Security Systems was founded in 2002 by Brendan Sheridan and has grown to become a leading provider of security systems in the North West with a reputation for excellence.Exhibitors include:Avigilon – World Leader in MegaPixel CCTV Solutions Northwood Technology – Irelands Leading CCTV DistributorPaxton – Acces Control SystemsUTC Fire & Security – Fire Alarm SpecialistsHKC – Wired and Wireless Alarm Systems CK Locksmiths – the local experts for all your locks and safesPJ Design – GatesWhy Sheridan Security?• 24 hour monitoring, 365 days a year –• Our alarm systems are wireless – there are no wires so installation is quick and easy.• Access to Garda and Fire emergency services• 24/7 verified smoke alarm monitoring• 24/7 customer support• Remote access through the use of a smartphone app• Good Installation & Customer Relations of paramount importanceJason Black spoke of his admiration on the work and professionalism delivered by Sheridan Security.“No matter how difficult the last five or six years have been, Brendan and his team have maintained a very high level back-up service and are a pleasure to work with.I wish them all the very best with the exhibition on behalf of all the staff at Voodoo.Group Packages: (Show discounts available)• Residents Associations• Neighbourhood Watch Schemes• Community Groups• Community HallsLEADING SECURITY EXPERTS TO VISIT SHERIDAN SECURITY EXHIBITION was last modified: October 8th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessexhibitionFeaturesnewsSheridan Securitylast_img read more


first_imgThere will be no jurors required for jury selection tomorrow (Wed). Thank you.COURT NOTICE: JURORS NOT NEEDED was last modified: May 5th, 2015 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

Lufthansa promises 777X product will surprise

first_imgThe Boeing 777-9 . Photo: Boeing. The Lufthansa Group says a completely new business class on its  Boeing 777-9X  aircraft will “be more than just a seat” when the plane goes into service in 2020.There are few details about the new product except that it will be a completely new design and passengers will be able to control functions such as seat position and inflight entertainment from their smartphones. However, if recent unveilings by other airlines are any indication, particularly Qatar, it would be reasonable to assume that the new seat will see amenities previously associated with first class move into business.Read: Qatar sets new level in business class.Lufthansa is a launch customer for the 777X and ordered 34  of the redesigned, fuel-efficient planes with options and purchase rights for 64 more. “This seat will be more than ‘just’ a seat,’’  Lufthansa executive board member Harry Hohmeister said at the ITB event in Berlin last week. “It will meet the specific needs of customers – no matter whether they prefer to work or sleep, or whether they are travelling with their families or on their own for business.’’The new seat is being developed across the group with input Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and Swiss as part of a move that has also seen the sales department restructured to make it easier to book across the carriers.Lufthansa also revealed the group is planning to spend 500 million euros to develop and improve digital offerings for its services.Those offerings already include the electronic availability of more than 250 newspapers and journals, a chatbot called Mildred and apps for the Apple Watch.It is currently developing a new application for the Google Home personal assistant that will use text-to-speech technology to answer questions about flights.“At Lufthansa, digitalisation is much more than just developing new apps,’’ Hohmeister said.   “It isn’t just about major innovations – it’s also about all the little things that make travelling with us more pleasant, more comfortable and more personalized.”last_img read more

South Africa’s World Cup wins hearts

first_img13 July 2010 The aftermath of hosting what has been hailed by one and all as a successful 2010 Fifa World Cup™ will no doubt leave South Africans with a massive hangover. However, the tournament has given them a new sense of pride, confidence and optimism, and opened a new chapter not only for the hosts but for the African continent. Spain might have emerged as the winners on the pitch of the prestigious event, but South Africa won hearts in the global arena, and the hosting of the Fifa World Cup has brought with it renewed hope for the continent and belief for a country whose ability to host the finals was perennially under scrutiny. And so, today, South Africans are rightfully basking in the afterglow of the event. This is, as Archbishop Desmond Tutu said, yet another “miracle for the Rainbow Nation” – a country that emerged from a painful past only 16 years ago to claim its rightful place in the brotherhood of nations.‘Africa will never be the same again’ “We have witnessed the explosion of national pride across all races and cultures,” South African President Jacob Zuma said on Monday. “One thing is certain, Africa will never be the same again,” Zuma said. “The world’s view of this continent has been changed. When they think about Africans, they now see competent people capable of getting things done by themselves.” The euphoria brought by the tournament has inspired the continent to look beyond these finals, and it is no surprise that belief in South Africa’s capability to host other major events has since soared. It was a long road travelled since the 2010 Fifa World Cup was awarded, and one that was marked by “trust and confidence” in Fifa president Sepp Blatter’s words – both of which seem to have been rewarded mightily.An opportunity to pen a new script For ordinary South Africans, it has been an opportunity to pen a new script for their country and continent at large. “We are proud to be Africans,” said Aaron Chinhara. “Throughout this tournament we have seen people from all races, tribes, creeds mingling together nicely. “This is a step ahead. We are no longer the continent of disease and poverty, but the continent of joy, happiness and good.” Another South African, Mark Smith, added: “We are proud of this moment; this has been a remarkable World Cup. This has been an incredible period for our country.” Inside the host nation, the local media has hailed the success of this tournament. Under the headline “SA Silences Pessimists” the Independent Online wrote: “The sceptics are now finally having to eat their words. It is no surprise that South Africa is now basking in a glow of satisfaction and unprecedented self-confidence.”‘Shows that South Africa can tackle its challenges’ Pretoria News wrote: “Well done South Africa. We can now hold our heads high after a fantastic World Cup.” In its editorial, The Times of South Africa said: “World Cup success shows that South Africa can tackle its challenges. With the World Cup came the outpouring of South African patriotism in ways we have never seen before. The national flag was everywhere, and the national soccer team enjoyed support from South Africans across past racial lines.” The Daily Dispatch simply wrote: “We have done it.” Meanwhile, England’s Guardian praised South Africa in its article titled, “Sceptics drowned out by another rainbow nation miracle”, saying: “History will show that South Africa defied fears of violent chaos to host one of the best-attended World Cups ever. It has put Africa on the global sporting map in a way which seemed unthinkable only six months ago.” Probably, the most famous discovery of the 2010 Fifa World Cup was the vuvuzela – an instrument that became a sensation and obsession for visiting fans who were introduced to it on their arrival here. South Africans have since declared that they are now primed for more international events, having succesfully passed their biggest test on the world stage. Source: Fifa.comlast_img read more