Concern over state of Paediatric Ward at LUH

first_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Concern over state of Paediatric Ward at LUH RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Concern has been expressed about the state of floor surfaces and temporary beds in the Paediatric Ward at Letterkenny University Hospital.It’s after a number of photographs were sent to the Nine ’til Noon Show by a woman who has a family member of just under two years of age receiving treatment at the hospital.One of the pictures shows clumps of hair stuck in the wheels of a temporary bed for parents staying with their children.Speaking to Greg Hughes on the show, Rita said she is concerned for the child’s safety:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Pinterest Google+ Previous articleLaura Feely named in Ireland November Series SquadNext articleThree Derry players on U20 Team of the Year News Highland By News Highland – September 24, 2018 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Crunch time for Apple in fight against $15b EU tax order

first_imgApple’s clash with European Union competition regulators comes to a head on Wednesday as Europe’s second-highest court rules on whether it has to pay 13 billion euros (US$15 billion) in Irish back taxes, a key part of the EU’s crackdown against sweetheart tax deals.In its order four years ago, the European Commission said Apple benefited from illegal state aid via two Irish tax rulings that artificially reduced its tax burden for over two decades – to as low as 0.005 percent in 2014.Defeat for European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager could weaken or delay pending cases against Ikea’s and Nike’s deals with the Netherlands, as well as Huhtamaki’s agreement with Luxembourg. Should Ireland lose, the government will be castigated by the same politicians for launching the appeal. A ruling in favour of the Commission could also raise questions about the application of Ireland’s tax code at a sensitive time, when new global rules for taxing digital giants are being debated.Defeat could also hurt Ireland’s ability to attract investment, although the promotional blitz undertaken after the Commission’s 2016 decision appears to have worked. The numbers employed by multinationals like Apple, Facebook and Google have grown by 25 percent, accounting for one in ten Irish workers.For Apple, defeat would be a blow, but manageable given its cash holdings topped $190 billion at the end of its fiscal second quarter.The cases are T-778/16 Ireland v Commission and T-892/16 Apple Sales International and Apple Operations Europe v Commission. The defeated side can appeal on points of law to the EU Court of Justice, Europe’s highest court.Topics : Vestager, who has made the tax crackdown a centrepiece of her time in office, saw the same court last year overturn her demand for Starbucks to pay up to 30 million euros in Dutch back taxes. In another case, the court also threw out her ruling against a Belgian tax scheme for 39 multinationals.The Apple dispute is seen by some analysts as a lose-lose situation for Ireland, which has appealed against the Commission’s order alongside the iPhone maker.While 14 billion euros – including interest – would go a long way to plugging the coronavirus-shaped hole in the state’s finances, Dublin is seeking to protect a low tax regime that has attracted 250,000 multinational employers.If Ireland’s appeal succeeds, the government will be ridiculed by opposition parties for not taking the cash, which could cover at least half of a budget deficit forecast to balloon to as much as 10 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) this year.last_img read more

Duterte: ‘Fraternity hazing impossible to stop’

first_img“Ikaw pumasok ka, pag nahuli ka, sorry ka,” says President Rodrigo Duterte, admitting that hazing is embedded in the culture of fraternities and it could be difficult to put an end to the practice. MANILA – Despite signing a law thatbanned hazing n the culture of fraternities, President Rodrigo Duterte admittedit would be impossible to stop these barbaric initiation rites. “Di na tala matanggal ‘yan unless you ban fraternities for all time; make it criminal offense but it will raise many constitutional issues,” President Duterte said. ‘Di talaga mapigilan ‘yan, pero dapat ‘yung tama tama lang, pag madala sa ospital mabuhay.” The Chief Executive also recalled that he himself went through a brutal beating when he joined the Lex Talionis fraternity in San Beda Law School. Duterte added: “hazing that’s carried too far,human degradation, you order the plebes to perform mga oral sex, hindi trabahong lalaki ‘yan. Hiyain mo sa isang session, pag mga ka-brod mo na, ano na tingin mo sakanya? Ano tingin sa ‘yo? Thatwill create lifetime animosity.” In a speech before his departure for a state visit in Russia on Tuesday night, President Duterte said that banning fraternities in the country or make hazing a criminal offense could be options but it will cause constitutional issues. In June 2018,Duterte had signed the Anti-Hazing Act of 2018 or Republic Act No. 11053, whichbans all forms of hazing. “Ikaw pumasok ka, pag nahuli ka, sorry ka. ‘Wag lang sumobra. Pag sinobrahan mo, there are rules to follow: you break the rules, you go to jail. Ganoon lang ‘yan or you die. Those are simple matters in life,” he said. Prior to thepassage of this law, hazing was prohibited only when there’s no prior writtennotice to school authorities or the organization head./PNlast_img read more

Strong winds leave thousands without power in the Peace Region

first_imgA second large outage is also in the South Peace.  Over 970 customers are without power in an outage that stretches along the Hart Highway West of Dawson Creek.  Both outages should be restored by 10 a.m.In the Fort St. John region there are several small outages, but only one large one affecting just under 300 customers.  That outage runs along the North on the Alaska Highway starting Charlie Lake.  That outage should be restored by 12 p.m.For a full list of all the power outages in this region, visit Advertisement – It’s safe to say all the outages have been caused by strong winds that started overnight.  The strong winds should die down by late Sunday morning.last_img read more

Special funeral planned for Chabane

first_img16 March 2015A special funeral service would be held for Collins Chabane, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said in Pretoria on 15 March. Chabane, the public service and administration minister, died in a car accident in the early hours of the morning with two of his bodyguards, sergeants Lesiba Sekele and Lawrence Lentsoane.The minister’s vehicle was travelling on the N1 outside Polokwane when a truck, which was driving in the same direction in the left lane in front of Chabane’s car, made a U-turn. “It was at that point that the minister’s vehicle drove into the truck,” said Radebe.The driver of the truck had been arrested for negligent driving, Radebe added, although he could not confirm allegations that the driver had been under the influence of alcohol or had other previous charges of negligent driving.Chabane never lost contact with his roots, said Radebe: he had been returning from the funeral of a local chief, Albert Magona of Malamulele, in his home village in Limpopo when the accident happened.“During this difficult time, on behalf of President Jacob Zuma, the government and its people, we want to extend our sincere condolences to the Chabane, Lentsoane and Sekele families, friends and all South Africans who knew him.”National executive memberChabane was a humble, disciplined, passionate and dedicated member of the national executive. “He was truly devoted to his work of improving the lives of the people of South Africa and was an intellectual giant with a great understanding of what we had to do to free our people from poverty.”As a dedicated serving minister, Chabane would receive a special official funeral, Radebe said. Details would be released soon. Zuma “expressed his deep shock at the untimely death of a competent, accomplished, dedicated and dependable member of his Cabinet”. “President Zuma views the death of Minister Chabane as a huge loss to the government and the country as a whole.”Prior to being appointed minister of public service and administration in 2014, Chabane was the minister in the presidency for performance monitoring and evaluation. He was responsible for setting up the performance monitoring and evaluation function in The Presidency. He also oversaw the introduction of performance agreements between ministers and the president.Chabane also served as the minister responsible for the Government Communication and Information System. He distinguished himself as a member of the Executive Council, receiving an award for his administrative role in the Limpopo provincial government. He also served as a member of the Limpopo executive council for public works, and later for economic development, environment and tourism.He became a member of the national executive of the ANC in 1991, and in 2007 was elected to the party’s National Working Committee.Sport and musicHe was a keen golfer and a musician, recording with his group Movement. He was honoured for his contribution to indigenous music by the South African Music Rights Organisation. Chabane is survived by his wife, Mavis Chabane, and two children.Following news of his death, the minister was described as a dedicated public servant. Zuma said he was “an outstanding cadre of our liberation struggle and a competent, accomplished and dependable member of my Cabinet”.South African Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande said: “We send our condolences and message of solidarity to our long-standing ally the ANC, to the rest of our liberation movement and Alliance, and to the country as a whole. Comrade Collins Chabane, who had sharp analytical skills and was also an artist, will be sorely missed.”Cosatu added: “His passing is a huge loss to our movement. Cosatu leaders and members at many levels interacted with him over decades and always found him to be friendly, helpful constructive and positive, particularly in the area of making policy and monitoring its implementation. His presence will be missed for years to come and we must never forget the debt we owe him.”Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more


first_imgWelcome to the first winter edition of Sixty Seconds in Touch for 2005… * CHEAP FLIGHTS FOR ALL NATIONS TOURNAMENT: Both Virgin Blue and Qantas have current specials and Red-e-deals at the moment for flights to Christchurch New Zealand. So if you’re a senior player or spectator yet to book your airfare, it may be worth checking out prices now. If you are wanting our travel provider to manage your travel for you, simply use this link to go to a story with all of their contact details and information: IST SPORTS TOURS STORY * The June edition of the Touch-e-Talk newsletter is on the ATA website, simply click on the story on the homepage or use the `Newsletters’ link on the left hand side of the homepage. It’s full of stories and info and is even bigger than the May edition, including the new Volunteer of the Month. * The Editors of the newsletter are keen to recognise some of the countless volunteers at all levels of the sport, so if there is someone who has been serving your local or regional area please send some short details to [email protected] * If you would like to join the mailing list for the newsletter, simply send a quick email to [email protected] and let us know, then you’ll receive the July edition direct to your email address. * Rachel’s latest article is also up on the Sports News website, simply go to for the link to the latest story and the link to all of the past Touch stories Rachel has written for the website. From the reports of the website editor, the Touch articles are one of the most popular on the website, so make sure you keep checking them out and proving to the sporting world that there’s a large group of Touch lovers out there keen to see Touch written about and published in the sporting arena. * The ATA has announced the Special General Meeting (SGM) will be held on June 25, with the focus on the proposed constitutional changes for Australian Touch. It’s certainly going to be a big day at the office on that Saturday with a lot of work to be done, if you’re interested in all of the proposed changes and what they mean for you check out this link for all of the documents relating to the proposed changes and the meeting on June 25. Exciting times ahead for Touch around Australia! * The NSW Country sides have been announced for the Country vs City tournament in September 2005. The full list is on the NSW Touch website. * Queensland are firing with the AusTouch program, with Chinchilla (one of the latest centres to take off) having 117 kids take part in the program. Thank you Terry McSweeney, Philip Gyemore and Brenda Rackeman for their hard work in setting up and administering the centre. Congratulations to all involved at Chinchilla Touch for making this the largest centre so far! The AusTouch program is bringing huge numbers of junior players into the Touch Footy stream and is helping us ensure a bright future for the sport. For more info on AusTouch in your state contact your relevant State Association. * The ACT Touch Association is running a level 1 coaching course on Saturday June 18. Give ACT Touch a call on (02) 6285 4977 if you’re interested. * Touch SA have kicked off their State League for 2005. Good luck to all involved, it’s great to see another successful start to the season for Touch in South Australia. * Touch in Victoria is looking for applications for several coach, assistant coach and manager positions. The sides include both Mens and Womens in various divisions such as Under 15’s, Under 18’s, Opens and Over 30’s . Make sure you go to * TouchWest held their North West Championships over the weekend, with Karratha and Broome looking the goods. For all the info on results check out: For a State with such a large region to cover with a lot of desert land between Touch towns and centres, the Touchies from WA are proving they’re fast becoming a force to be reckoned with in Australian Touch. * ATA merchandise staff are currently stocktaking all merchandise from recent events and supplies, so keep an eye on the website because there will be specials and discounts offered soon. * Remember, Rachel is keen to help your local players and associations grab some media coverage whenever possible. With events such as the All Nations fast approaching, this is a great opportunity to promote our people and the sport. Already Suzy Barrett, Matt and Maree Curran, Rachel Holden, Andrew Baggio, Phil Gyemore, Bo De La Cruz, Mary-Anne and Lawrence Fisher and Renee Sealey are just some of the players who have had stories published about them in their local papers for being selected in Open squads or Senior sides for the All Nations tournament. If you are interested in trying to gain some media coverage contact Rachel at [email protected] By Rachel Moylelast_img

National Touch League to extend its stay in Coffs Harbour

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) CEO, Colm Maguire was thrilled to announce today on behalf of the TFA Board of Management, the extension of the agreement with Destination NSW and Coffs Harbour City Council to host the annual National Touch League (NTL) event in Coffs Harbour, from 2016-2018.   The extension will see Coffs Harbour host six consecutive National Touch League events through to 2018 (from 2013), as well as the eagerly anticipated 2015 Federation of International Touch (FIT) Touch World Cup, late April-early May next year. Maguire described the announcement as “significant and very welcomed” the continued and highly valued investment by DNSW and Coffs Coast into presenting TFA’s elite Touch Football events, joined together with Destination NSW and Coffs Harbour City Council officials on the eve of this year’s X Blades NTL event and Elite Eight series. “Since our return last year to the wonderful Coffs Coast, we have forged even closer and stronger links with our key partners, Destination NSW and Coffs Harbour City Council in hosting our premier NTL event and Elite Eight series,” Maguire said.  “The region and the C.Ex Coffs International Stadium and fields is ideally equipped and perfectly suited to our participants and overall requirements,” Maguire said.“Not surprisingly, we received overwhelmingly strong feedback from participants and stakeholders following the last year’s event. “The C.Ex Coffs International Stadium is particularly highly regarded by our Members; notwithstanding the outstanding facilities and amenity and natural beauty of the Coffs Harbour area. “It is through this validation and the ongoing investment and support of our key partners that will ensure a sustainable and enduring event here on the Coffs Coast for many years to come,” Maguire added.  Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser said: “I’m delighted the NSW Government has secured this national competition for another three years,” Mr Fraser said.“With Coffs Harbour also gearing up to host the 2015 Federation of International Touch (FIT) Touch World Cup in 2015, this reinforces the city’s position as the home of Touch Football in Australia and continues to encourage our elite footballers to visit. “Coffs Harbour is becoming an internationally recognised sporting destination, hosting a number of world renowned events. In 2015 we will have the FIT Touch World Cup, the Australasian leg of the FIA World Rally Championships and the Australian Surf Festival,” Mr Fraser said. The Mayor of Coffs Harbour, Denise Knight said: “We too are delighted with the news that Touch Football Australia will be continuing their partnership with us, through Destination NSW, to 2018. “This affords the region a wonderful opportunity to, not only further embrace our relationship with Touch Football Australia and showcase the sport of Touch Football and its athletes, but also realise and achieve significant economic benefits for local business houses and the region as a whole. “What this also does is put Coffs Harbour well and truly on the map as a fantastic venue to host major sporting events; and indeed leveraging the 2015 Federation of International Touch World Cup event next year, when the whole world comes to town.”Related Files140311_extension_of_tfa_dnsw-chcc_agreement_v1-0_1_-pdfRelated LinksNTL in Coffs to 2018last_img read more

10 months agoChelsea boss Sarri admits plans to sign new winger

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Sarri admits plans to sign new wingerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has confirmed he wants to make a new winger signing in January.Sarri says a wide player rather than a new striker is the priority.“I have the option with Hazard in this [central] position,” said Sarri. “We have Morata and Hazard who can play very well in this position as we have seen in the last two or three matches.“At the moment I don’t need another striker. Maybe another winger. “Now we are in trouble with the injuries of Pedro, [Callum] Hudson-Odoi, [Ruben] Loftus-Cheek, so I have the option for striker but have no option for wingers.” last_img read more

Thais arrest alleged Russian cybercrime market operator

Explore further Police said that Sergey Medvedev was arrested at his Bangkok apartment on Feb. 2 at the request of U.S. authorities.The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday announced indictments against 36 people accused of being active in the Infraud Organization—founded in 2010 and operated under the slogan “In Fraud We Trust”—which was an anonymous online forum that the department described as a “one-stop shop for cybercriminals.” It said it had nearly 11,000 members who traded more than 4.3 million credit cards, debit cards and bank accounts worldwide, leading to losses of more than $530 million for legitimate users and businesses.The U.S. indictment described Medvedev, 31, as the group’s co-founder along with Svyatoslav Bondarenko, and said he had operated a payment system for the forum’s members. It said Medvedev became the website’s owner and administrator when Bondarenko went missing in 2015.Thai Police Maj. Nuthapong Rattanamongkolsak, the arresting officer, said U.S. officials had tracked the group for several years but only recently started to make arrests. 36 indicted in global cybercrime ring that stole $530M The police statement said officers were able to arrest Medvedev by performing stake-outs, behavioral analyses, and by investigating his online activity.Nutthapong said Thai police are tracking several other similar online syndicates.Last year Thai authorities arrested the alleged operator of Alphabay, a massive Dark Web marketplace where illicit items such as narcotics and guns could be sold or purchased by anyone, unlike Infraud, which vetted its members. The alleged Alphabay administrator, 26-year-old Canadian Alexandre Cazes, was found dead in his Thai prison cell shortly after his arrest, a suicide by hanging according to Thai police. © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. “Before the operation could be ready, they had to recheck their targets in various countries,” Nutthapong said, adding that the case against the Infraud Organization began in 2014 when a U.S. Homeland Security officer sent an undercover agent to sign up as a member of the Dark Web forum.On Thursday, thirteen of the wanted persons were taken into custody across the globe, including in California, New York and Alabama. Suspects arrested in France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Australia, Kosovo and Serbia are awaiting extradition.Medvedev will be extradited to face prosecution in the U.S., Nutthapong said.A Thai police statement said they seized 29 electronic items from Medvedev’s Bangkok apartment, while the Infraud Organization’s main servers were seized Tuesday in Paris. In this Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, photo released by the Crime Suppression Division of the Thailand Police, Sergey Medvedev, 31, center, is arrested outside an apartment in his role in an international identity theft ring that sold stolen credit card information on the dark web, leading to losses of over $530 million. (Crime Suppression Division of the Thailand via AP) In this Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, photo released by the Crime Suppression Division of the Thailand Police, Sergey Medvedev, 31, center, is arrested outside his Bangkok apartment in his role in an international identity theft ring that sold stolen credit card information on the dark web, leading to losses of over $530 million. (Crime Suppression Division of the Thailand via AP) In this Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, photo released by the Crime Suppression Division of the Thailand Police, Sergey Medvedev, 31, center, is arrested outside his Bangkok apartment in his role in an international identity theft ring that sold stolen credit card information on the dark web, leading to losses of over $530 million. (Crime Suppression Division of the Thailand via AP) Police in Thailand announced Friday they have arrested a Russian national accused by U.S. authorities of running an online cybercrime marketplace where everything from stolen credit card information to hardware for compromising ATM machines could be purchased. Citation: Thais arrest alleged Russian cybercrime market operator (2018, February 9) retrieved 18 July 2019 from This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. read more

First direct AustraliaEurope passenger service takes off

The challenge to fly non-stop from Australia to anywhere in the world Qantas’ 14,498 kilometre (9,009-mile) journey from the southwestern city to London is the world’s third-longest passenger flight, the Australian carrier said, and the first ever regular service to connect the two continents directly.Captained by Lisa Norman, it will also be the longest Boeing Dreamliner flight in the world.The new link is part of Qantas’ ambitious plans, unveiled over the past two years, to add ultra long-haul flights to its global schedules.This will eventually include non-stop flights from Australia’s eastern seaboard to Europe in an effort dubbed “Project Sunrise”.Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce last year said such flights were “the last frontier of global aviation … the antidote to the tyranny of distance and a revolution for air travel in Australia”.The world’s second-oldest airline operated its first “Kangaroo Route” service, from Sydney to London, in 1947, when it took four days and nine stops.Joyce called the new Perth-London service a “game-changing route”. Tourism officials hope the shortened travelling time will open up Australia’s less-populated west coast to more domestic and international visitors.A key concern for the Australian airliner has been beefing up comfort levels for the ultra-long journey, with passengers set to enjoy improved air quality, lower cabin noise and reduced turbulence.Some passengers will also wear special monitors and devices so researchers from the University of Sydney can collect data on their sleeping and activity patterns, mental state, eating patterns and hydration before, during and after their long flight, Sydney’s Daily Telegraph reported.It is not the first time Qantas has undertaken a direct flight from Australia to Europe.The carrier in 2015 flew a one-off charter service from Perth to Istanbul to take Australians to Turkey’s Gallipoli to mark a centenary since troops from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) fought there in World War I.Qantas also flew one non-stop passenger flight from London to Sydney in 1989 with a Boeing 747.Some of the world’s longest non-stop international flights include Qatar Airways’ 14,535-kilometre Doha-Auckland service, Emirates’ Dubai-Auckland 14,200-kilometre service, United Airlines’ 14,000-kilometre Los Angeles-Singapore journey and Qantas’ 13,800-kilometre Sydney-Dallas route. Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The “Kangaroo Route” from Australia to Britain became a shorter hop Saturday when the first direct passenger service left Perth for London, with the 17-hour flight set to break aviation records. Citation: First direct Australia-Europe passenger service takes off (2018, March 25) retrieved 18 July 2019 from © 2018 AFP Qantas’ 787 Dreamliner takes off on its inaugural flight from Perth to London, on March 24, 2018 read more