Alex Cabagnot sidelined with foot injury, no surgery needed

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “According to the doctor, he will be missing three to four weeks and probably, he won’t be able to play until the second week of February,”Austria told reporters in Filipino after San Miguel beat GlobalPort, 107-93.Austria added the team is in no rush to bring back Cabagnot with the playoffs already in his mind.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We’re not in a hurry for him to get back but what we want is for him to get to 100 percent because it’s really hard if we don’t have Alex going into the playoffs,” said Austria.Austria assured the 35-year-old Cabagnot won’t require any surgery to fully heal. San Miguel is currently on top of the standings with a 5-0 record, but its bid to win the Philippine Cup title for the fourth straight time gets tougher from here with Barangay Ginebra next on Sunday before a showdown with surging Magnolia on Feb. 4.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES San Miguel guard Alex Cabagnot. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel Beer’s starting guard Alex Cabagnot is expected to be out for three to four weeks due to a foot injury, according to his head coach Leo Austria.Cabagnot missed the Beermen’s game against GlobalPort on Wednesday and most likely his team’s next three games due to a partial tear in his right foot.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Fajardo, Heruela lead San Miguel rally to fend off GlobalPort Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “He just need to rest and I think that because of his work ethic, it would be easy for him to get back into shape,” he said.“Right now, he’s still working out so that he’ll be able to sustain his conditioning. We want to give him rest because we don’t want to aggravate his situation right now.”Brian Heruela filled in for Cabagnot and had his best game yet as a member of the Beermen, finishing with 17 points, five assists and six steals in 23 minutes off the bench.“We know that Brian can do that. He’s capable of playing huge for us and he showed it tonight,”said SMB swingman Marcio Lassiter.“Alex is definitely a big part of the team and we’re going to miss him but at the same time, next guy has to step up and it’s not just going to be one guy coming off the bench, we have multiple guys capable of stepping up for us,” Lassiter, who also had 17 points, added.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreaklast_img read more

Raw Talent, Meet The Filmmaker Behind Some Of LIB’s Hottest Music Videos

first_imgThere’s a lot of exciting gazes at some of the most loved and watched Liberian music videos being played around the world. Little does anyone know is that the producer behind the shots and editing has been putting in a lot of hard work for five years.Motion picture producer DJ Khalil, also known as Khalil Fofana, has made quite a stir in the recent year with dazzling music videos and documentary production.This young and focused producer has been constructing images such as music videos, commercials, documentaries, comedy movies and reveals that he’s planning to do a big motion picture.“Joe Baby (aka Joseph Weah) and I are working on something, but can’t say what that is right now,” he says.In case his name doesn’t ring a bell instantly, Khalil is known for producing awarded and nominated video’s like “So Monrovia”, “Pot Boiling” and quite recently Joel ft Cast Money video “Slow Wind” which was released earlier this week.“Slow Wind video will make people to believe in entertainment. I also recently  produced Famous Boo’s “Me And My Baby” video and right now the video is taking over Liberia, plenty comments, and people are asking if it was really done in Liberia. And when they’re told, they get surprised and say Liberia is really coming up,” he furthered.For Khalil, producing means shooting the actual film, being able to edit and package it for immediate release.“I’m a DOP (I operate on camera) and also an editor; I shoot and edit. The way I learned it was funny to me, I learned from my oldest brother who I was with for long, Ush”Khalil once worked alongside Mad Media’s Alexander “Ush” Wiaplah, and according to Khalil, he feels he was taught everything he knows professionally by watching “Ush” work.“I learned a lot from him. He taught me a lot while I watched him work, and that’s how I started to learn how to operate on camera, edit and started doing small until I reached the place where I am right now. I didn’t go to film school; people don’t believe that I never went to school. Most people ask me how I learned this job, ask me for documents but I’m planning to go to school because  I know if I go to school, I’ll be able to do more than what I’m doing now.” Khalil has worked with big names such as Kanvee Gaines Adams for whom he shot four videos; J Freeze, “Balling Night”; and Ragga E-man, “Bad Man Ting”.“I won’t be able to name all of the videos names I did for Kanvee, but I did 4. Her video was able to be played outside Liberia.  People liked it but didn’t know who did the video, and they only heard my name. As for J Freeze’s video, after doing it, in one day’s time more than 50 watched it and liked it.Meanwhile, Khalil has started producing videos for T-Bund records and claims to have shot and edited over 8 videos in less than three weeks.“Filmmaking is skill, you have to have skill to be able to operate on camera and create something and make it look good. Your eye should be able to tell you if it’s good or not. Right now I’ve got artists coming for me to do their videos, and I hope in the next six months I’ll have done more.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Cassava products can replace non-biodegradable plastics – Solid Waste Director

first_imgSingle-use plastic banEfforts to potentially ban the use of single-use plastics in Guyana have generated several ways in which an eco-friendly and cost-effective alternative can be created.This has led to the successful production of replacements with cassava and other local components, which can be the solution if the hazardous plastics are indeed banned.Speaking with Guyana Times on Tuesday, Solid Waste Director, Walter Narine informed that the first attempt at making an alternative was conducted just a few days ago and it can very well be implemented to eradicate single-use plastics.“We’re basically extracting the starch component of these products, combining it with glycerin, table salt, water under some amount of heat and you have plastic which is biodegradable. We want to do that now because the Government is looking at a potential ban on [single use] plastics and we anticipate that we might want an alternative and one which will work very nicely,” said Narine.While they are yet to make bags from the material, the Solid Waste Director stated that the engagement was just to prove that cassava and other starch products can be utilised effectively, as is being done in other countries.“We have produced the plastics, but we haven’t produced the plastics bags. For that, you will have to have an equipment called an extruder. We would have to buy that extruder but we just showed that you can produce plastics from these cassava products and you can make anything.”If this material is to be used, it was assured that it is eco-friendly, cheaper to produce and can be easily disposed without causing any harm.“It is 100 per cent ecofriendly. Once you put in the water and stir vigorously, it will dissolve. I would say once all things are equal, it would be much cheaper to produce the plastics with cassava. It’s cheaper and environmentally friendly,” Narine specified.He added, “This was never used in Guyana. Thus will be the first attempt but it was a technology that was practiced in other countries. Everybody is accepting that we have a problem and the rush is on to find an alternative.”Last week, Stakeholder Management Coordinator of the Department of Environment, Aretha Forde told this publication that citizens from several populated areas across the country were engaged in discussions that will determine whether or not the plastics are banned. These consultations were completed in areas such as Anna Regina, New Amsterdam, Rose Hall, and Linden.Single-use plastics are everyday items which are made of plastic and are disposed of after being used once with the common ones being bags, straws and bottles.Many persons are pushing for the ban to be implemented so that the surroundings can be rid of these plastics. It is believed that a large quantity of waste that is being disposed on a daily basis is made up of single-use plastics.With the large sums of monies that are being spent to collect garbage in the city, City Hall is also contemplating to charge a fee for every barrel of waste that is collected. This service is currently free in the Georgetown area. (Rupadai Seenaraine)last_img read more

Bioblitz underway this week in Peace River Valley

first_imgIt’s the 11th blitz conducted by the Biological Survey of Canada over the last 15 years, said Langor, and has quickly become the best-attended blitz. Scientists from Winnipeg, Alberta, and Victoria are taking part.“The response was just enormous,” said Langor.“The location here attracted a lot of people from B.C. who are aware of the biological uniqueness of this area, the potential that it could be impacted in the future, and the need to get a handle on the biological diversity here as soon as possible.”Tim Burkhart, Peace River Break Coordinator with the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, said scientists will be coming in and out of the region this week and next, with some scientists extending their field research to the Pink Mountain and Moberly Lake areas.Burkhart said the intention of the blitz isn’t to bolster a case against construction of Site C.Advertisement Langor said there are a number of plant and insect species along the river that are quite rare due to the geological history of the stretch of the river that’s proposed to be flooded.Langor said the samples being collected will add to existing data on Canada’s biological diversity — what’s here, where it’s distributed, how common and localized it is — which will better inform conversations around land use planning and decision making.“We hope to cover as much of it as possible. We’re barely scratching the surface,” said Langor.“What we hope to encourage here… is to sort of kick start a process that will continue in the future.”Advertisement Thirty scientists from across Canada are descending upon the region this week to conduct a bioblitz of the Peace River Valley.The blitz — coordinated between scientists with the Royal B.C. Museum, the Biological Survey of Canada, and the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative — began today and is taking place along portions of the river that would be flooded by the Site C dam.David Langor, an Ottawa-based scientist with the Biological Survey of Canada, said the exercise is non-political, but one that hopes to collect data to shed light on a region of B.C. and Canada that still remains largely unstudied.- Advertisement -“This is an area that’s actually fairly poorly known biologically in British Columbia,” said Langor in an interview Monday morning.“Areas that are poorly understood have the potential for great biological excitement.”Provincial and federal scientists will be scouring both private and Crown lands along the river, collecting plant, insect, bird, fish and mammal samples, said Langor. A pair of scientists from Tumbler Ridge will also join the efforts this week to collect fossil samples, he said.Advertisementcenter_img “The scientists are not here with any agenda,” he said.“The idea is that they are going to collect the data, and that data will be made available.”Burkhart said the blitz is coinciding with a public release later this week, where the University of Victoria will be digitally publishing field notes from Ian McTaggart-Cowan, who conducted a similar blitz of bird and animal species in the Peace River Valley in 1938.last_img read more

Training `oasis’ has personal touch

first_imgBUSINESS NAME: Oasis Personal Training BUSINESS ADDRESS: 22323 Sherman Way No. 6, Canoga Park, CA 91303 PHONE: (818) 340-0808 WEB SITE: www.oasispersonaltraining.com, chris@oasispersonaltraining.com AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityOWNER: Chris Rudy ESTABLISHED: 2005 NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: Two, and four freelancers DESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS: Oasis Personal Training is a unique private-training facility run by trainers, not corporate accountants. We don’t sell memberships to the public, but we offer customized training sessions and fun group classes to everyone from beginners to athletes and seniors. Our training includes exercise program design, nutritional counseling and ongoing assessment of goals. We also offer a variety of specialty training. IS THIS YOUR FIRST BUSINESS? No WHY DID YOU START THIS BUSINESS? There’s an obesity epidemic in our society today, and a lot of misinformation about health. Many people watch others working out, copy them and get hurt, or they get training advice that’s not appropriate for them. After working out at a big gym, I saw the need to create a more personal environment that focused on getting results for clients without all the distractions and hype. In 2004, I was a featured personal trainer on the Discovery Channel’s “National Body Challenge.” My client won the competition and lost 28 pounds in 12 weeks. After that success, I felt I had an opportunity to start my own business. WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA? It came to me that many gyms are like a big desert, with the masses just plodding along without direction. We’re Oasis Personal Training, a cool drink of water in the Los Angeles desert. HOW LONG WAS IT FROM CONCEPT TO OPENING? Six months. WHAT DID YOU DO DURING THAT TIME? I spent the time planning, finding a space to lease, building and decorating the space, creating a name and logo and outfitting our gym with the right equipment. WHAT WERE YOUR STARTUP COSTS AND HOW DID YOU FINANCE THE BUSINESS? About $25,000. We took out several loans that are now repaid. WHOM DID YOU RELY ON FOR ADVICE? The martial arts instructor that I learned from inspired me. I saw that he had a successful business by focusing on his students’ progress rather than on sales. WHAT HADN’T YOU CONSIDERED BEFORE OPENING? The high costs of running a business in Los Angeles. Another challenge today is getting people to walk in the door, and we’re focusing more on marketing. WHAT IS YOUR EXPECTED REVENUE THIS YEAR? $200,000 WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE COMPANY? This year, we want to add on one more trainer and grow 20 (percent) to 30percent. In the future, I see our corporate training growing, as there is a way to reach people who need help more if employers get involved in sponsoring physical training for employees. It’s proven to save health costs for companies. With obesity and diabetes an increasing problem in the United States, I think the demand for personal training will only increase.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

World’s largest jet at LAX today

first_imgThe Airbus A380 is scheduled to make its second visit to Los Angeles International Airport today for a round of ground tests and a demonstration flight during its three-day stay. The A380 is scheduled to land at LAX’s newly renovated south airfield at 11:45 a.m., according to airport officials. Aviation aficionados who want to catch a glimpse of the world’s largest aircraft coming in for a landing can get their best views at: Encounter Restaurant, inside the Theme Building at 209 World Way. Proud Bird Restaurant, 11022 Aviation Blvd. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsLAX Economy Lot B, at the intersection of 111th Street and La Cienega Boulevard. That’s about as close as the public will be able to get to the gigantic aircraft. Viewers were advised to avoid parking along Imperial Highway and Westchester Parkway, or run the risk of being ticketed, according to airport officials. No public viewings are planned for the behemoth airplane, but a two-hour demonstration flight is scheduled to depart from LAX at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, carrying about 150 local business leaders, schoolchildren and reporters. Politicians, including Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, also were invited for the demo flight, but the state Constitution prohibits transportation companies from granting free passes to anyone holding office in California. No passengers will be aboard the A380 when it comes to Los Angeles this morning, but its double-decker cabin is expected to be equipped with seats in first, business and coach classes. A hollowed-out cargo model of the plane landed at LAX on March 19. The Airbus A380 made its first commercial flight with 455 passengers last month from Singapore to Sydney – nearly two years later than the company’s executives had initially planned. So far, Airbus has orders for 165 A380s, which cost about $300 million each. Representatives of the Toulouse, France-based company are bringing the A380 to Los Angeles today as part of an around-the-world tour to demonstrate the plane’s capabilities. It made a two-day stop in Minneapolis earlier this week and heads to Sydney on Friday. Australia-based Qantas Airlines will be the first to offer A380 service out of LAX in October 2008. To better prepare for the arrival of the A380 and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the Los Angeles City Council signed off on a $1.2 billion plan in August to build the Midfield Concourse adjacent to the Tom Bradley International Terminal. Plans call for building up to 10 new gates large enough to handle the super-jumbo jets by 2012. 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

FEATURE: HELPING ANIMALS AT DONEGAL PET RESCUE

first_imgHere at donegaldaily.com we know what a fantastic job this voluntary organisation does but we wanted to know a little more about the people behind the scenes at ‘Donegal Pet Rescue’. Our reporter Kate Haley gets the chance to have a chat with DPR’s Fundraising Director, Bronwyn Walsh.Kate: How did you first get involved with this organisation? Bronwyn: Looking to purchase charity Christmas Cards when first moved to Ireland (from Australia) in 2008, I eventually found Donegal Pet Rescue (DPR). I offered to help DPR out if they ever needed it – I started doing charity bucket collections (my husband Terence & I often dressed up in dog & cat outfits!) in shopping centres to help raise funds.Kate: What is your job?Bronwyn: As Fundraising Director, I am responsible for organising, co-ordinating (& doing) fundraising events, as well as school/community group visits, promotion of our work & generally spreading awareness & trying to get people involved. I also set up website & Facebook page & keep it updated with events & general goings-on (other volunteers look after the re-homing/fostering side of things).Kate: What made you want to volunteer? Bronwyn: Being new to the area in 2008 I wanted to become a part of the community & love being able to help animals. Even though DPR was established in 2000, I don’t think many people were aware it, so I wanted to help raise the profile of DPR & Animal Welfare in general. I also suffer from Depression & volunteering gives me a really positive mental boost. Dogs have always been a very important part of my life.Kate: What can people do to help ‘Donegal Pet Rescue’?Bronwyn: So many things! Help with fundraising, donate, attend events (or organise their own!), fostering, transport, volunteer in our Charity Shop (recently opened in Letterkenny). Most importantly, they can be responsible pet owners – look after their own pets by spaying/neutering to avoid unwanted pups & kittens, keep control of them so they don’t get lost, stolen; give them proper medical care. And if someone is thinking of getting a dog or cat, remember what a huge responsibility it is financially & time-wise – we have so many cases where people have taken in a new pet, only to find 6 months later they don’t have time for them. Always look at adopting a rescue pet – they not only save the life of that one dog/cat, but it means we can take on another, so 2 lives have been saved! One day we’d love to have a central shelter as well (at the moment we use foster homes all around the county) – so if anyone out there has land to give us…?Kate: What are the upsides to it all?Bronwyn: Knowing that I’ve helped make a difference, even if only a small one. Being part of a like-minded community (i.e. people that don’t mind if you’ve dog/cat hair on your clothes sometimes!) The sense of self-worth that comes from doing something I feel is worthwhile & as corny as it sounds, helping those that can’t help themselves. Anyone who does any sort of voluntary/charity work will know what I mean!Kate: What are the downsides? Bronwyn: Only being able to make a small difference. Never having enough time to achieve what I want to achieve. Finding the balance between work, DPR volunteering & personal life (what spare time??). People not understanding/appreciating that this is voluntary, and that we do what we can, when we can and that unfortunately are not always able to help/answer calls/ respond straight away as we 1) have limited resources 2) have “real” jobs/lives/study as well. Getting angry phone calls or personal confrontations from people telling us that we’re not doing enough/not helping them right now.Kate: Is it hard to find volunteers?Bronwyn: Yes. People have the best of intentions, but often don’t follow through or commit as much as we need them to. Volunteers sometimes have the expectation that you can’t expect the same standard/commitment (of work/time/attitude) as if they were being paid, but it is a really frustrating side of organising things. (I once had a bag-pack organised at a supermarket – 15 people had said they were coming – 3 turned up).We’re desperately short of fosterers & people to help out in the Charity Shop on Saturdays especially.Kate: How many other people are involved and what roles do they play? Bronwyn: We have 8 Dog Foster Carers, 3 Cat Foster Carers (across the whole of Donegal).We also have a few dedicated people that are constantly organising fundraising on our behalf. One of our long-term supporters (Marian McLaughlin) recently set up & runs the DPR Charity Shop which has been a huge boost for us, both financially & because it gives us a much-needed physical presence. Our Committee is made up of 7 people who cover roles such as Fundraising, Fostering, Helpline, Treasurer, Secretary, Chairman, Public Relations. Everyone in DPR is voluntary & though we each have ‘specific’ roles, when it comes to fundraising everyone gets on board as the majority of our funds come from voluntary donations (It costs us about €70 000 per year to do our work). We do have a core of dedicated supporters that come along to all of our events which is really important to us & very much appreciated.Kate: What is your goal?Bronwyn: To make Animal Welfare as high a priority in people’s minds as other worthy causes such as Cancer, Child Welfare, Homelessness, Domestic Violence, Mental Health & Depression. To make people understand & appreciate how rewarding having a pet can be, not just emotionally, but in terms of health, & also in various roles in some of the above Charities.Kate: What’s the most valuable piece of advice you’ve ever been given?Bronwyn: “You can only do what you can do.”Kate: What’s your favourite animal?Bronwyn: I’d have to say dogs. But I am very fond of cats, and horses, and donkeys. And wombats (growing up in country Australia I had all sorts of beasties as pets– I had a pet goat & a pet possum as well as always having pet dogs). Not so fond of mice due to experiencing first-hand a full-blown mouse plague in the late 1980’s!  Kate: Is it hard letting an animal you’ve brought back to health go?Bronwyn: I don’t foster for exactly that reason! I’d end up with a zoo! But the animal’s happiness is the Number 1 priority so it’s always great to see them go to new homes (especially when we get updates from their new owners of their progress). It’s really lovely seeing our former animals with their new families at our events like Dog Shows & Dog Walks etc. I really respect the work of our Foster Carers because they do get attached, but know that they have to let them go.Kate: Do you have any pets of your own?Bronwyn: 2 dogs – both Rescues of course. ‘Scrap’ came with me from Australia (he was found wandering the streets in Sydney. He’s now 12 years old –we’ve had him for 10 years – I couldn’t leave him behind!); ‘Rosie’ was found in Inch Wildfowl Reserve in Burt – someone had hit her over the head & left her to die in the swamp. We’ve had her for about 3 years now.Kate: If you won the lotto, what would you do with the money?Bronwyn: Pay off the mortgage; Buy a big block of land & build an animal shelter; Go back to Australia for a visit (not been back since moving here); Get a housecleaner (!). Not necessarily in that order!Kate: What else do you do aside from this?Bronwyn: I work full-time at Glenveagh National Park in Visitor Services (as a Castle Guide & in the Visitor Centre). I also work the occasional shift at Kelly’s Restaurant Mountain Top.Kate: If you could have one wish what would it be?Bronwyn: That people would treat animals with the respect, care & admiration they deserve. That people wouldn’t have the attitude “…it’s only a dog/cat/horse/donkey…” (I know that’s 2 wishes…)Kate: Where do you see ‘Donegal Pet Rescue’ in 20 years time?Bronwyn: It’s been established for 12 years now, but I think we’re only just recently starting to build a real awareness of DPR & animal awareness in general here. I’d hope that in 20 years time we would be in a position to have a fully-functioning re-homing centre, and the same sort of public profile/awareness as places such as The Dogs Trust for example. (Though wouldn’t it be nice if there wasn’t a need for these places at all?)FEATURE: HELPING ANIMALS AT DONEGAL PET RESCUE was last modified: May 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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

INDOOR BOWLS: ARDSTRAW DUO LAND DONAGHMORE PAIRS TITLE

first_imgDonaghmore Pairs tournament has just been completed with Aaron Ward and Stuart McSorley, Ardstraw, successfully defending the title they won last year.Runners up were Eddie Curran and John Quinn, Ballylennon and semi- finalists were Lila Finlay& Andrew Buchanan, Carnone, and Matthew Kilpatrick & Anthony Duffy, Strabane CC.Other competitors on the Finals Night were Patsy Boyle & PJ Gallagher, Burtonport, Lee & Trevor Britton, Donemana Pres, Jim Teague& Gary McNabb, Trory, Seamus McGlinchey & PJ McCrossan, St Josephs, Kildress, Ann O’Hagan & Pat Rice,St Pats, Strabane, Laurence Herron & John Hegarty, Glenties, Terence Patton & Mark Beattie, Strabane CC, Siobhan Alexander & D Brownlee, Loughaghery, Johnny and David Crawford, Ballylennon, Paul & Alistair Mahaffey, Donoughmore, Jim Rutledge & Marcus Rutledge, Sixmilecross, and H Armstrong & Norman Rutledge, Sixmilecross. The club appreciate the support of N McMullan, G McLaughlin, M McCreary, J Catterson, Donegal Oil, Clonleigh Co Op, Pattersons Kitchens, Clady Fuel, Multicrete, McMenamin Builders, Flower Shop, Ballybofey, N Alexander Financial Services and Mandis INDOOR BOWLS: ARDSTRAW DUO LAND DONAGHMORE PAIRS TITLE was last modified: November 10th, 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:BOWLS NEWSlast_img read more

Doherty blasts ongoing disruption to respite services at Falcarragh Community Hospital

first_imgDeputy Pearse Doherty has slammed both the HSE and the Minister for Health for the continued disruption being experienced by service users of respite supports provided at Falcarragh Community Hospital.The Sinn Fein Deputy said the facility continues to struggle with inadequate staffing levels.Deputy Doherty was reacting to correspondence received from the HSE today in which it was confirmed that appointments to the service are now being reviewed each week due to a number of nursing vacancies yet to be filled at the unit, as well as a high number of staff members either currently off work due to illness or on annual leave. Deputy Doherty said “In recent weeks, I have been contacted by an increasing number of families who have loved ones who are regular users of the respite unit in Falcarragh Community Hospital to express their frustration at being unable to access respite supports over the last few weeks.“These are families and friends of patients who often avail of the service as they have great faith in its staff and feel that the level of care provided to service users is exceptional.“Following having received their concerns I immediately sought clarification from the HSE and an explanation for the disruption which, now during the holiday period, is understandably causing these families great upset and inconvinence.“I’ve today received confirmation from HSE Management that staffing issues are hampering the unit’s ability to accept appointments and provide respite services to patients. “It’s been confirmed that there are currently three nursing vacancies at the facility and while all three have been approved, none have yet been filled.“The HSE has also cited the increased number of staff either on holiday leave or taking time off work due to illness as another reason for service users being unable to access respite care.“Management claims that they are now prioritising the most in need cases for respite, and that appointments for the service are being reviewed on a weekly basis.“Clearly, the problem of inadequate staffing levels and the unit being unable to recruit additional staff is not isolated to Falcarragh and is something which we now see replicated across a number of similar facilities across Donegal.“The major challenges experienced in terms of recruiting staff as well as insufficient staffing numbers are both as a direct result of Government policy and they are problems which are still not being addressed. “While I continue to make representations on behalf of these families, I am again calling on the Minister to take notice of this issue and take all the action necessary to urgently resolve what has become a major problem across the entire community hospital network.”Doherty blasts ongoing disruption to respite services at Falcarragh Community Hospital was last modified: July 13th, 2017 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:Falcarragh Community Hopsitallast_img read more

Sharks ramblings: Erik Karlsson, Mitch Marner and a possible Plan B

first_imgSAN JOSE — Even if Erik Karlsson is one-and-done as a Sharks player, even if he leaves as a free agent this summer, Doug Wilson will have an opportunity to bring another difference-maker to San Jose.This could be the most intriguing offseason in NHL history. In addition to a handful of big names slated to hit unrestricted free agency — Karlsson, Joe Pavelski, Artemi Panarin, Matt Duchene and Jeff Skinner — an unprecedented class of restricted free agents will be seeking new contracts.It is …last_img