Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Family issue appeal for information about missing 15-year-old boy Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest WhatsApp Gardaí in Milford have issued an appeal for information about a 15-year-old boy who has been missing from Glenvar since yesterday.Ciaron McLuaghlin was left his home in the early hours of this morning with a Chelsea sports bag.He is described as being 5’5 in height, with blonde hair and blue eyes.When last seen he was wearing a wine coloured hoody, navy trousers, and orange and black runners.Anyone with information is asked to contact Milford Garda Station on 9153114.His mother Bernadette pleaded to anyone with information to come forward……[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/bern6.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Twitter Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Facebook Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Facebook Google+ Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published By News Highland – August 5, 2012 News Previous articleSDLP Omagh councillor Seamus Shields passes awayNext articleMan dies in road traffic collision News Highland
News UpdatesCOVID-“Hospitals Taking Advantage Of Pandemic & Collecting Exorbitant Charges”: Madras High Court Seeks Centre, State Govt’s Response Sparsh Upadhyay9 May 2021 8:32 PMShare This – xImage Courtesy: Indian ExpressThe Madras High Court (Madurai Bench) on Thursday (May 6) sought response from the Centre and the State in a plea seeking strict implementation of the government order which mandates allocation of a minimum of 50% of the total bed strength in private hospitals for COVID patients. A Division Bench of Justice M.S. Ramesh and Justice B. Pugalendhi observed, “Exorbitant charges have been collected by some hospitals, even during this difficult time, which cannot be permitted. The hospitals are taking advantage of the Covid-19 Pandemic situation, it appears, making use of it to collect exorbitant charges.” The plea before the Court The grievance of the petitioner was that though the Government had issued a Government Order fixing the maximum cost to be charged for the treatment of Covid-19 by the private clinical establishments, it was not being followed by the private hospitals and they are charging exorbitantly up to Rs.2,00,000/- for ten days. It was submitted that the hospitals depending upon their Grade at the maximum can charge Rs.15,000/- per day, whereas, some hospitals are charging around Rs.1,00,000/- per day. Further, it was stated that by way of an order, the Government had directed the private clinical establishments to allocate minimum 50% of the total bed capacity for treating the Covid-19 patients, since Covid-19 pandemic is declared an international health emergency. However, it was submitted that private hospitals were not providing beds as directed in the Government Order and there was no proper mechanism available for implementation of the Government Orders. In view of the submission made by the Counsel for the petitioner and the materials placed on record, the Court sought the following details from the respondents to proceed with the writ petition further: Whether the Government Orders were strictly complied with in its letter and spirit?How the Government is monitoring the implementation of the aforesaid Government Orders? Whether the maximum cost for Covid-19 treatment as directed by the Government in the aforesaid Government Orders is exhibited in a prominent manner in the private hospitals enabling the general public to know about the charges and the details of the authority to whom any complaint regarding the exorbitant charges and violations of the said Government Orders, can be lodged? What is the penal provision or penalty contemplated for violation of the aforesaid Government Orders and who is the authority monitoring the implementation of the aforesaid Government Orders? How many complaints have been received by the Government for violation of the said Government Orders and what is the action taken on the complaints, if any? Why not the Government maintain a separate portal giving the availability of the private hospitals and their bed capacity along with the fees structure in the portal, as maintained by Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, etc., Whether under the Tamil Nadu Employees Health Insurance Scheme, the Government servants are entitled to take treatment for Covid-19 in private hospitals? Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderTagsJustice M. S. Ramesh Justice B. Pugalendhi COVID Management Hospitals Covid19 Treatment Excessive fees charged by Covid hospital COVID covid-19 Next Story
stedenmi/iStock(TAMPA) — A zookeeper at a Florida zoo has been hospitalized after he was “nipped” by an orangutan Wednesday morning.The worker, a member of ZooTampa’s animal care staff, was giving the female orangutan its daily medication and vitamins when the primate “nipped the tip of the keeper’s middle finger,” according to a statement released by the zoo.The incident occurred in the night house shortly before 9 a.m., before the zoo was opened to visitors. The zoo described the orangutan, who was not injured, as “not aggressive.”The keeper was taken to the hospital for treatment.“The staff member appears to be doing well and recovering from his wound,” the statement read.Additional details were not immediately available. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
OMAHA — The latest gauge of the economies in Iowa and across the Midwest shows the critical impact of the pandemic.Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says the nine-state region is “solidly in recession” as the Business Conditions Index plummeted to its lowest level in more than a decade. Goss says the effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 by temporarily closing businesses is doing much more financial harm than good. Goss says, “Right now, the economy is suffering more for the lockdown and the economic downturn than it’s suffering from the coronavirus.”The survey of business leaders and supply managers in Iowa and the eight other states indicates abysmal results and does not take into account efforts to jump-start businesses and consumer spending through the federal CARES Act. “This was, the April reading, was the lowest since the recession of February 2009,” Goss says. “I think when the dust settles, we’re going to see the decline in Quarter Two is probably going to be larger than what we experienced in 1932.”Vast numbers of people across the region lost their jobs in recent weeks, with 170-thousand now collecting unemployment benefits in Iowa. It was a double-whammy for businesses as Goss says the employment reading for the region slumped to its lowest level since the survey began in 1993. “Six of ten employers in our survey reduced employment due to the COVID-19,” Goss says. “Sixty-three percent of the firms reported worker absences, so, not only did they reduce employment but there were worker absences because of the virus.”On a scale of one to one-hundred, where 50 is considered “growth neutral,” Goss says the Business Conditions Index reading specifically for Iowa fell from a 46 in March to a 34 in April.
SACRAMENTO – Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez said Tuesday that he will join Van Nuys Democrat Lloyd Levine in leading a legislative move this year to establish an Oregon-style, physician-assisted suicide law in California. A Senate committee narrowly rejected a similar bill by Levine and Assemblywoman Patty Berg, D-Santa Rosa, last year. But Levine and Berg said odds of passage have risen now that they have the support of Nuñez, a Los Angeles Democrat. The legislation, modeled after the nine-year-old Oregon Death With Dignity Act, would allow adults diagnosed with less than six months to live to receive life-ending drugs from a doctor and take them by themselves. Levine spokesman Alex Traverso said the lawmaker believes Nuñez’s support could lead to passage. The bill, due to be publicly introduced Thursday, will again face opposition from an influential coalition that includes the Catholic Conference and the California Disability Alliance, opponents said. [email protected] angnewspapers.com (916) 447-9302160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! They would have to be determined to be mentally competent, see two doctors, make written and oral requests for the medicine, be counseled about alternatives and wait through a cooling-off time. Only the patient would be able to make the decision, not a family member or a guardian. A spokesman for Nuñez, who leads the Democrat-dominated Assembly, said the speaker thought long and hard about taking on the high-profile role of joint author on the effort. Supporters say the bill would provide the terminally ill with an option to end suffering. But foes say it would devalue life and offends religious or ethical beliefs. Polls have found that a majority of Californians back the concept.
It was a trip to forget for the seniors as an under-powered performance saw Downings emerge victorious on a 0-4 to 1-8 scoreline in the second round of the league. The reserves continued their unbeaten progress with a 1-10 to 1-10. Next up for the adult footballers is the visit St Patrick’s Muff to Fr Tierney Park this Saturday. The reserve game throws-in at 5.30pm and is followed by the seniors at 7pm.We have some shots of the minors packing bags in Mace on Saturday afternoon. Many thanks to Fred Ormston and Mace facilitating the fundraiser. The minors will be opening their competitive account for 2012 with a trip to Naomh Columba on Friday, April 13, in the league at 7pm.The U-16s made it five out of five with a gritty 1-11 to 1-9 away win over Naomh Mhuire. The U-14 county Féile final failed to go ahead as scheduled. Competition for the U-12 for the year starts next Monday when the lads travel to Naomh Bríd for a Go Games blitz. All players are to assemble at Fr Tierney Park for 5.15pm. The games will be throwing up in Ballintra at 6pm.A busy few days for Aodh Ruadh juvenile hurlers began on Thursday with the U-14s and minors both in action against St Eunan’s in the second round of the Donegal Leagues and secured their second win of the campaign on a 4-7 to 3-3 scoreline. On Saturday they face the long trip to Carndonagh to take part in the County Féile.Good luck to U-12 hurlers Pauric Keenaghan, Seosaimh McGee, Aaron Peach, Odhran Kennedy, Darren Sharp, Evan McTiernan and Ciaran Meehan who take part in the Ulster GAA activity day in Croke Park on Wednesday as part of the Donegal U-12 development squad.The U-14 girls played host to St Naul’s in their second league match of the year for what really was a game of two halves, winning 5-5 to 2-3. Our next collection of aluminium cans for recycling to raise much needed funds for Aodh Ruadh and to help protect the local environment takes place this Saturday at Fr Tierney Park from 12 noon to 1pm.GAA: AODH RUADH CLUB NOTES was last modified: April 12th, 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) Tags:GAA: AODH RUADH CLUB NOTES
Juan Mata will be checked over by the Chelsea medical team after suffering an ankle injury in the 2-2 draw at Reading.The Blues playmaker was substituted on 77 minutes with his team 2-0 up at the Madejski Stadium.Reading, who had failed to register a shot on target, subsequently scored two late goals to snatch a draw.However, Benitez revealed the decision to bring on Yossi Benayoun for Mata was made because the Spaniard had picked up a knock.Benitez said: “He has a problem with his ankle, we will have to see the doctor. It was a little painful but we will have to see tomorrow.”See also:Reading v Chelsea player ratingsChelsea stunned by late Royals 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
SAN JOSE — It’s been a while since anyone has seen a healthy Erik Karlsson skate in a game at SAP Center. About eight months, to be more exact.That’s what will happen Thursday as Karlsson will make his 2019 preseason debut with the Sharks hosting the Calgary Flames in their next to last game on the exhibition schedule.Karlsson will be paired with Brenden Dillon as the Sharks are expected to dress nearly a full regular season-type lineup. Goalie Martin Jones, defenseman Brent Burns and …
8 February 2013South African yachtsman Ralf Dominick has added his name to a prestigious list of only 150 people who have sailed through the Northwest Passage, one of the world’s most severe maritime challenges.The notorious waterway, a sea route through the Arctic Ocean along the northern coast of North America, has historically been considered impassable by many sea explorers.Located 800km north of the Arctic Circle and 1 930km from the North Pole, the route is covered in arctic pack ice for most of the year, which prevents regular shipping in the area.Dominick describes his journey as spectacular, and he has no regret for making it. “I undertook the voyage merely to explore the world on my own terms and had no idea that it would turn out to be of such epic proportions,” he says.“I couldn’t believe that I’d done it. It is a dream come true.”The highlight of his journey was arriving in Nome, Alaska, and realising he got through the passage unscathed.On a boat, built for adventureBefore his odyssey, Dominick was the chief executive of BBD, a software development company he founded with two partners in 1984 in Johannesburg. Today he is the chairman of the board and has a PhD in the management of technology and innovation.His 75 000km voyage of almost three years, circumnavigating the globe, started in February 2010 on board the 53-foot yacht Imvubu (Zulu, meaning hippopotamus). A number of friends accompanied Dominick on various legs of the journey.The skipper describes the yacht as being built for adventure, and with a steel hull and two masts she could easily reach out-of-the-way places. “In car terms she is a comfortable, heavy 4×4 rather than a dainty saloon or a sports car,” he says. “I looked all over the world. I wanted a boat that had no limits in terms of where it could go.”Throughout the journey he wasn’t ever scared, and he says he shares the life philosophy of Captain Joshua Slocum, the first man to sail around the world alone. “His response to people asking him if he was ever scared was no, I feel more alive.”He didn’t plan the trip in too much detail either, except for his crossing through the Northwest Passage. That required good timing and planning the best route as there are numerous ways to get through.“I also met experienced sailors who provided us with a lot of knowledge and we used ice maps from the Canadian Ice Service,” he says.“We took enough provisions to last a year – just in case we got stuck in the ice. You have to be prepared, otherwise you can die.”Adventure of a lifetimeWhat followed in the months leading up to the Northwest Passage crossing, and afterwards, was an adventure of a lifetime to more than 52 of the world’s most spectacular places.These included destinations such as Ascension Island; New York; Grenada; the Tobago Cays, a group of five small uninhabited islands located in the southern Grenadines; Vancouver; the US and Spanish Virgin Islands; Puerto Rico; Southern Bahamas; Washington; Newfoundland; Mexico; French Polynesia; Vanuatu; the Australian Outback and East Timor.“I had a ball,” says Dominick.He has so many memories, but a few stand out as some of his best moments on the voyage.One of them is drifting in front of the Blackstone Glacier in Prince William Sound on a clear and still autumn day. “The incredible fjords, mountains, scenery and hospitable people of Newfoundland and the Alaskan Inside Passage from Cape Spencer to Ketchikan are just spectacular,” he says.“To have been able to witness these scenes for me is just completely humbling.”At Viequez Island on the north eastern Caribbean, he encountered a large bioluminescent bay, considered one of the most spectacular in the world. The luminescence is caused by micro-organisms which glow whenever the water is disturbed, leaving a trail of neon blue.“It looks like fireworks. It was the most amazing thing,” he says.Then between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic he managed to get a permit to go to Mona Island. “It was a special place and I was the only boat there.”Here he had an opportunity to see the Mona ground iguana, the largest native terrestrial lizard in Puerto Rico.Dominick had a desire to sail from childhood, and this expedition was a dream come true for the 53-year-old explorer.“I set a goal for myself that at 50 I would like to sail the world,” he says.He was born in Germany, but when he was a child he came out to South Africa with his family, on a boat. His father built fishing trawlers in Luderitz in Namibia.“We lived across from the boat yard and as a kid boats were my playground,” he remembers. “It gave me an appreciation for the sea.”But his love for the sea and sailing is not accidental, he believes it is genetic. All three of his uncles had careers in the maritime industry, and his grandfather worked on a German submarine in World War Two.Planning his next adventureDominick is back on solid ground, and in between connecting with family, friends and business he’s also had to renew his expired driver’s, pilot and TV license.He is already planning his next maritime adventure. Imvubu is back at the Bluff Yacht Club in KwaZulu-Natal where she is undergoing a refit after the hard use over the past three years.She is being prepared for her next voyage in November 2013. The destinations are the Antarctic, Strait of Magellan, the Chile coast, the Panama Canal and Europe.Dominick was named the Royal Natal Yacht Club’s Sailor of the Year for 2012, and through his trip he is also helping to raise the profile of sailing in South Africa and encourage more young people to take up the sport.He was also awarded the Barton Cup by the Ocean Cruising Club, an international body, for the most meritorious ocean race or passage in 2011.“I feel humbled by the accolades that have been heaped on me and wish to express my deepest appreciation to the Ocean Cruising Club, SA Sailing and the Royal Natal Yacht Club,” he says.He had more than 50 books and 1 000 movies on board to while the time away and even though his boat had many modern conveniences, he still missed a few South African comforts.“What I missed the most was biltong and dry wors,” he says.He says circumnavigating the globe has equipped him well for his next journey.“The one lesson I did learn on this trip was the amount of maintenance required to keep a boat going on an extended voyage,” he says. “I am extremely lucky that I didn’t suffer any mayor mishaps along the way.”First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.
30 May 2014World record goalscorer Pietie Coetzee has made a surprise return to the Investec South Africa women’s hockey team following the withdrawal of double-Olympian Lenise Marais only days before the start of the Hockey World Cup in The Hague.Due to pressing work commitments – and in her typical, low-key fashion – superstar Coetzee, the scorer of a phenomenal 280 goals in 281 test matches, had made a quiet early exit from the World Cup reckoning for the four-yearly showpiece that begins on Sunday for South Africa.However, the enforced withdrawal of Marais this week, following a leg injury, gave Coetzee the chance to come in at a late hour for the event that runs through until 15 June.A pleasant surpriseGoing into her fourth World Cup odyssey, which began in Utrecht in The Netherlands in 1998, Coetzee said before late afternoon training on Thursday that her participation was a pleasant surprise, but it was unfortunate to come following Marais’ sad news.“Yes, I feel for Leno [Lenise], but at the same time it is great to be here,” Coetzee said.“We beat [non-World Cup side] Italy 5-2 in a training game this [Thursday] morning and my fitness is good,” she added.South African captain Marsha Cox, like Coetzee, said she felt for Marais, but welcomed the star striker back into the fold.ExcitingGoing into her fourth World Cup, Cox is a triple Olympian, the same as Coetzee, and is an icon in South African hockey and women’s sport. She said the forthcoming World Cup is a more exciting prospect now than ever before in her career, which began way back in 2001.“It’s even more special in that the men’s tournament is taking place at the same time and at the same venue,” said Cox, now a resident of Amsterdam, who is married to The Netherlands assistant coach Alexander Cox.Cox, who has represented the South African national team in a record 332 test matches, said the spirit in the side is good and preparation for the showpiece event has been productive. Apart from playing Italy, it has included training matches against back-to-back Olympic champions, world number one and 2010 World Cup finalists The Netherlands (0-3) and world number eight Korea (3-0).‘Busy with the details’South African head coach Giles Bonnet declared himself happy with the team’s preparations: “We are just busy with the details now, the small things, prepping for our first match on Sunday and looking forward to it.”The girls in green and gold meet reigning World Cup champions, world number two, and London 2012 Olympic finalists Argentina at 19:45 on Sunday.Unprecedented live broadcastAll the World Cup matches are at South African time (there is no time difference with The Netherlands) and an unprecedented all 76 men’s and women’s games will be televised live on SuperSport, which recently came on board as the South African national men’s team event sponsors.The South African men meet back-to-back Olympic champions Germany in their opener at 10:30 on Sunday.SAinfo reporter