Public Health Ministry Permanent Secretary Trevor ThomasThe Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Public Health Ministry, Trevor Thomas said resources allocated for advancement of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) should not be abused or misused.These sentiments were expressed on Tuesday while he was delivering remarks on behalf of the Junior Public Health Minister, Dr Karen Cummings at a donation ceremony at GPHC’s Resource Centre.The PS explained that much had happened in terms of finances at the medical facility, and, as such, the administrators had to constantly work to ensure that the capital inputs were made to match the demands that were placed on the institution.Thomas cautioned against the misuse of monies, noting that patients would only be provided with the best care if the institution was properly run.“We now have to ensure that as an institution, whatever resources are provided, those resources are used to provide optimum benefits, but, at the same time, they are not abused or misused,” said Thomas.He explained that the GPHC must have ‘clean power’ to ensure high-quality results.“So we have a responsibility to ensure that we have clean power; for instance, we need to ensure that we have timely and accurate results and that should show.”In conclusion, the PS said that the GPHC needed to function to the highest of its capacity and noted that the institution had the ability to do so.
0Shares0000Bayern’s head coach Jupp Heynckes (L) shakes hands with striker Robert Lewandowski as he leaves the pitch during the match against Werder Bremen on January 21, 2018 © AFP / Guenter SCHIFFMANNBERLIN, Germany, Jan 21 – Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Mueller claimed goal-scoring milestones as Bayern Munich went 16 points clear in the Bundesliga on Sunday with a 4-2 victory over Werder Bremen.Mueller has now scored 100 Bundesliga goals in his career while Lewandowski has hit 94 German top-flight goals, making him the highest scoring foreigner in the club’s history, following braces for both in a polished second-half display by Bayern’s forward pair. “Mueller has gotten his goal instincts back and Robert Lewandowski has so much class that he capitalises on those situations,” enthused Bayern coach Jupp Heynkes.Bremen took a shock first-half lead when midfielder Jerome Gondorf scored his first goal for the club.However, Bayern went into the break level after Mueller equalised, then Lewandowski struck with the first of his two second-half headers.Bayern defender Niklas Suele turned the ball into his own net to make it 2-2 with 15 minutes left, but Lewandowski restored the lead shortly afterwards.He scored with a towering header to claim his 17th league goal in 18 games this season.Bayern’s forward Thomas Mueller celebrates after his team match against Werder Bremen on January 21, 2018 © AFP / Guenter SCHIFFMANNIt leaves him as the league’s top-scorer, four clear of Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Mueller converted a superb chip over the Bremen defence by James Rodriguez to add gloss to the final scoreline.Bayern have won 17 from 18 games since Heynckes returned in October for his fourth stint as head coach.The hosts were troubled when Bremen took a deserved lead on 25 minutes to stun the Munich crowd in freezing temperatures.Werder’s Germany striker Max Kruse slid a pass through the defence and midfielder Gondorf slotted through the legs of Bayern goalkeeper Sven Ulreich.– Schalke held at home –The ball rolled into the net, despite the efforts of Bayern right-back Joshua Kimmich to clear off the line.Bremen grew in confidence, but the hosts drew level with a superb equaliser by Mueller just before the break.Jerome Boateng’s pin-point long pass found Mueller’s chest and the Germany star slammed the ball home to make it 1-1 four minutes before the break.Bremen’s brave display meant Bayern only took the lead for the first time with an hour gone.Hanover’s players celebrate after scoring on January 21, 2018 © AFP / PATRIK STOLLARZRodriguez, who has recaptured the form which saw him finish top-scorer at the 2014 World Cup, fired in a cross which Lewandowski headed home.Suele was left red-faced when the ball clipped his shoulder and rolled past Ulreich on 74 minutes.However, Lewandowski put Bayern back ahead by leaping to smash home Mueller’s cross in the 77th minute.Lewandowski has now scored 23 goals in 27 games in all competitions this season.Schalke climbed from sixth to third despite leaking a late equaliser to draw 1-1 at home to Hanover 96.Schalke’s new signing Marko Pjaca turned his marker in the box and fired home to put Schalke ahead on 16 minutes.The 22-year-old striker has been loaned to Schalke until the end of the season by Juventus in his bid to win a place for Croatia at June’s World Cup.Leon Goretzka was booed by Schalke fans in Gelsenkirchen, two days after it was announced Friday that the 22-year-old will join Bayern next season.Hanover equalised four minutes from time when striker Niclas Fuellkrug slipped his marker and fired home his fifth goal in three games and deny Schalke second place.There is little to separate the chasing pack behind Bayern with just a point between second-placed Bayer Leverkusen and Eintracht Frankfurt in seventh place.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
After years of struggling with litter, graffiti and overall blight, several residents and business owners in the Van Nuys community have taken matters into their own hands. It all began a few months ago when Monika Aleyenko decided to gather up some of her neighbors to start a beautification committee in the Van Nuys and Kester Ridge area. But after a few cleanup sessions, Aleyenko realized that more needed to be done throughout her community. “What happens outside of your immediate neighborhood affects your neighborhood,” Aleyenko said. So Aleyenko – with the help of the Los Angeles Beautification Committee and the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council- extended her cleanup project from Van Owen to Erwin streets and from Sepulveda Boulevard to Kester Avenue. The results: More than 5
A man who was kidnapped, stuffed into the boot of a car and then savagely assaulted has become good friends with his kidnapper.Letterkenny Circuit Court has heard how Martin Golek was taken to Ned’s Point in Inishowen after being kidnapped from his home in Buncrana on January 19th, 2009.However since the incident, Mr.Golek and the accused Michal Kotecki have become good friends and the victim even drives his attacker to court for hearings. Kotecki, 30, pleaded guilty to charges of false imprisonment when he appeared in court.Kotecki and a number of other men arrived at the house where Mr Golek’s was staying which belonged to another local man Paul Doyle.He was taken barefoot form the house, stuffed into the boot of a red Fiat Punto car and driven to Ned’s Point where he was beaten and then dumped.He made it to the home of local woman Margaret McAteer in Glen, Buncrana, who found Mr Golek in a terrible state.Gardai revealed he had blood around his mouth, his clothes were soiled and he was barefoot.He was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital along with his landlord Paul Doyle and he made a statement of complaint against his three attackers.The court heard the attack arose of an allegation that Mr Golek owed the men €500 which he had borrowed for travel to Poland.The men, including Kotecki, threatened they would kill Mr Golek if they did not get the money back.Judge John O’Hagan said what the men did at home was their business but this was a different jurisdiction.He adjourned the case until November 4th warning Katecki that he wanted to see €2,000 in compensation before the court.He also indicated that he would consider imposing a community service order in lieu of a jail sentence.EndsKIDNAPPER AND VICTIM BECOME GOOD FRIENDS SINCE HORRIFIC INISHOWEN ATTACK was last modified: October 27th, 2011 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:attackerLetterkenny Circuit CourtMichal Kotecki
LU BEAUTY I heard there’s a big game on tomorrow before our show… so I had a little chat with @TheO2. SOUND ON. ⚽️ Doors open at 630. #MOTWTOUR pic.twitter.com/xH93fjYE4N— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) July 10, 2018Addressing his 66 million followers on Twitter, he said: “Here’s what we’re going to do. I spoke to the O2 and for the first time ever, doors will open at 6.30 and we’re going to play England/Croatia up on my big screen and we’ll watch it together.“I want to see it, you want to see it; we all want to see it.“And you know what? It’s coming home.”Great stuff, other JT. And don’t stop there, we want you to come out donning a Gareth Southgate waistcoat, too.For those of you not watching the game with him, you can catch it on talkSPORT at 19:00 on 11 July here. Shy guy Gareth Southgate has masterminded England’s progress to the World Cup semi-final Olivier Giroud confirms N’Golo Kante is the nicest man in football Southgate makes young England fan’s day by replying to his letter A reminder to Liverpool fans about the very comical threat Neymar offers Dele Alli reveals pre-match rituals and lucky charms he has before matches Justin Timberlake has given England fans attending his gig on Wednesday night the chance to watch the Three Lions take on Croatia.The World Cup semi-final clashes with his appearance at the O2, but the main man has come up with a solution because he claims he also wants to see the match. diamond geezer SUPERSTITION Fallon d’Floor ‘It could have been me’ – Allardyce admits World Cup was tough to watch Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song 1 You’re the one NO JOY misery Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny admits he didn’t want France to win World Cup Good times Watch every goal England scored at the 2018 World Cup Paul Pogba buys France World Cup winners specially designed rings Why does Luis Suarez kiss his wrist when he celebrates a goal? Pure class LATEST WORLD CUP NEWS
CVS talking about acquiring Sav-on BOISE, Idaho – Drugstore chain CVS Corp. said Thursday it has been in discussions with Boise-based Albertson’s Inc. regarding the purchase of the supermarket chain’s Sav-on and Osco drugstores. But CVS, a Rhode Island-based company that operates more than 5,400 retail and specialty pharmacy stores nationwide, said no agreement on any transaction between the company and Albertson’s has been reached. It canceled a planned conference call with analysts Thursday morning after reports that the supermarket chain had ceased negotiating with bidders and was planning alternatives to selling the entire company. The New York Times cited unidentified sources Thursday in saying Albertson’s broke off negotiations Wednesday night with a group of investors that was bidding for the company. The newspaper said the company terminated talks with a group that had been the leading bidder in an auction to buy the supermarket chain for approximately $9.6 billion in cash and stock, or about $26 per share. Agency accepts energy-firm pact WASHINGTON – The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said Thursday it has accepted a $512 million settlement with Reliant Energy Inc., California utilities and commission staff to resolve claims stemming from the 2000-01 Western energy crisis. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Specifically, the settlement resolves claims that the Houston-based merchant generator charged unfairly high prices for electricity during the crisis. “This marks another significant milestone in bringing closure to the 2000-2001 energy crisis,” FERC Chairman Joseph T. Kelliher said. Reliant officials did not immediately return a call for comment. The commission has now accepted or helped secure settlements stemming from the energy crisis that total more than $6.3 billion, he said. Civil charges filed against managers WASHINGTON – The Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday filed civil charges against two former San Francisco hedge-fund managers, accusing them of making thousands of illegal trades that cheated mutual funds out of $49 million between 2000 and 2003. Brent Federighi, 34, and Michael Hoffman, 42, were accused of making the trades on behalf of the $130 million Ilytat hedge fund, which they co-managed. Federighi was also charged with his trading in the $55 million Gage Capital hedge fund, which he managed after Ilytat closed. “We were disappointed that they decided to go ahead with the filing of the lawsuit,” said Bill Goodman, an attorney for Federighi. “It has utterly no merit whatsoever, and we’re convinced that we will prevail in court.” An attorney for Hoffman was out of the country and could not immediately be reached for comment. UPS pilots seek impasse in talks ATLANTA – UPS pilots will ask the National Mediation Board to declare contract talks at an impasse and start a countdown toward what would be their first strike, union officials said Thursday. “Our hand has been forced,” said Tom Nicholson, president of the Independent Pilots Union, which represents 2,400 UPS fliers. “We no longer believe UPS is serious about reaching an agreement.” But UPS spokesman Mark Giuffre said that the two sides were making meaningful progress in talks this week and that the company expects a negotiated settlement. UPS and its pilots have been negotiating for more than three years on a new labor agreement that would replace their current deal, with federal mediators overseeing recent talks. Nicholson said the two sides remain about $40 million apart.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Deputy Charlie McConalogue has slammed the Government for refusing to accept that the road Bus Eireann is using to calculate the nearest school route for Urris pupils is unsuitable and unsafe.Charlie McConalogue TDDeputy McConalogue yesterday challenged the Education Minister in the Dáil on the issue.However although Minister Jan O’Sullivan said she was aware of the issue she also stated that the criteria in determining school transport eligibility had to be applied uniformly across the country. “The Minister’s response is clear – this Government is going to force pupils from the Urris area to travel across a dangerous mountain road and relocate from Carndonagh to Buncrana if they want to avail of free school transport”, explained Deputy McConalogue.The change in school transport eligibility came into effect in September 2012 however with the introduction this year of online registration and the use of google maps to determine distances it is now coming to light that the nearest school for Urris pupils is Buncrana because the online system uses Mamore Gap when calculating the shortest route.The Donegal Deputy commented, “This new system is completely senseless. Not only does it advocate the use of the road through the Mamore Gap, which is extremely treacherous during the winter months, it will see children from Urris forced to relocate from Carndonagh Community School to Buncrana. This has the potential to lead to a situation where two siblings are attending two separate schools in different locations, as the new rules only came into force in September 2012.“There is a long tradition of children from the Urris area attending Carndonagh Community School and I am extremely concerned that the system used to calculate the distance does not take the condition of the route in question into account. Bus Eireann has decided to use a road through Mamore Gap in calculating one of the routes, despite the fact that the road itself is dangerous, particularly in the winter months, and could put the safety of these children at risk. Despite the concerns raised by local parents, Bus Eireann claims the rules given to it by the Department of Education is prohibiting it from ruling out this option. “The Minister of State with responsibility for school transport Damien English washed his hands of the situation in the Dáil yesterday when he passed the buck back to Bus Eireann, stating that responsibility for the planning and timetabling of school transport routes rests with the bus company, as it operates the school transport scheme.“I have been working on this issue with both Councillor Martin McDermott and Councillor Rena Donaghy and I will continue to raise this issue directly with the Minister. This is a completely unacceptable situation and I will not let this matter rest. The Minister O’Sullivan must allow Bus Éireann to apply a sensible and safe approach to this situation so that the students of Urris can continue to attend the Carndonagh Community School”.MINISTER FAILS TO ACKNOWLEDGE SAFETY ISSUE IN DONEGAL BUS ROW – McCONALOGUE was last modified: April 23rd, 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)
The Department of Education has sanctioned a grant of €43,000 for emergency works at Acres National School, Burtonport.The money will be spent on the development of a play area and on a boundary wall.Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has welcomed the grant. He said “Following numerous representations by me to the Department and having had the opportunity to recently visit the school, I am glad to be in a position to confirm the approval of this grant- the funding will sort out the issues concerning works which are urgently required at the school.He added the grant approved today will cover the costs for the construction of a new boundary wall and play area at the school with additional landscaping.“The funding will be of immense benefit to the school and I expect the works to commence as soon as the school authorities can arrange for the necessary contracts to be approved.“I wish to compliment the school Principal and Staff as well as the Board of Management who run an excellent school in Acres at Burtonport. The funding will now allow them to carry out without further delay the works at the school,” said Deputy Gallagher. School gets €43,000 for play area and boundary wall was last modified: February 28th, 2018 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:Acres NSdonegalgrant
The scrapping of plans to build a €1.5 million Sea Survival Training Centre at Greencastle has been criticised as “outrageous” today by Donegal Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn.There was shock and disappointment following confirmation from Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) that they do not intend to proceed with building the new state of the art facility.Answers are now being demanded from the Minister for the Marine, Michael Creed. Senator Mac Lochlainn is seeking a commitment from the Minister that his department will ensure that BIM has the financial resources to deliver on this project that had been first announced in 2016.Senator Mac Lochlainn said: “This is an outrageous and reckless decision. This €1.5 million centre was announced back in 2016, just before the general election by government politicians including Minister Joe McHugh.”At the time, it was stated that the new centre would include the development of a fifteen metre simulator pool, an elevated platform equipped with a wave machine, water spray unit and fans capable of simulating the type of extreme weather conditions fishermen are often faced with.“And that the centre would also be equipped with two changing areas, a self-contained heating unit which can maintain water temperatures of 23-28 degrees Celsius, as well as a water treatment unit and a new classroom which can accommodate sixteen students.“This would allow the college to replicate weather conditions and provide a more extensive training course with the only other centre of its kind to be found in Cork at the other end of the island.”. Senator Mac Lochlainn said he will not accept that this promised centre was “just another pre-election political stunt”.He added: “I have submitted parliamentary questions to the Minister for the Marine, Michael Creed and I am demanding answers from BIM. I have also requested that the Minister ensure that his department officials meet with BIM to establish how they can ensure that the financial resources are available to make this essential centre a reality.“Surely we have learned from too many tragedies at sea how important it is to train and test our fishers in surroundings that accurately reflect the tough conditions that they will face at sea.”Scrapping of €1.5M Sea Survival Training Centre is ‘outrageous’ was last modified: June 19th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)
San Francisco Giants prospect Jacob Heyward was ejected from an Arizona Fall League game on Tuesday for arguing after taking a called strike three.It’s not the first and it won’t be the last time a player is tossed for venting frustrations over balls and strikes, but Heyward may have made history with his ejection.He apparently took issue with a call made by a “robot umpire.”During a game on Tuesday evening, Heyward was called out on a curveball that ended up down around his ankles by the …