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Williamson’s header nets sweet victory for Clarendon

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU:Seventeen combined chances fell for champions Clarendon College and Manchester High in the feature ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup Inter-Zone football match at Middlesex International College in May Pen. In the end, it took just one to settle the hottest match of the Inter-zone round.That honour fell to Tremaine Williamson, whose 60th minute thunderbolt header was enough to seal victory for Clarendon College and hand Manchester High their first loss of the 2015-16 season.Ewarton High tagged Denbigh High 2-1 in the opening match to share the lead in Zone Seven with Vere Technical, who defeated Paul Bogle High 2-1.Billed as a blockbuster, the Zone Four game in May Pen surely lived up to expectations, with end-to-end action, particularly in the first-half, with both teams looking potent in attack.Seigle Knight, the Clarendon College attacking midfielder, was particularly bent on getting in a shot at goal as often as he could and should have hit the target on at least two occasions.Duhaney Williams, the danger man for Manchester High, should have given his team the lead in the 29th minute, after he was gifted the ball through an erroneous defensive pass. However, the in-form striker dragged his effort wide, with Eric Edwards in the Clarendon goal at his mercy.Manchester High again came close to scoring in the 40th minute, but this time Romaine Walsh took one too many touches and had his chance snuffed out by the Clarendon defender.The win was vital for Clarendon’s confidence, as noted by their coach, Paul ‘Tegat’ Davis. He told The Gleaner he drilled his players on the importance of winning their first game in the Inter-Zone round.”It feels good to win as both schools came to score goals. But we knew it would come down to a single goal because we both have good, sound defence lines,” Davis said.Munro College, meanwhile, just keep getting better and join Clarendon on points as leaders of the zone, edging Spalding High 3-2 in their game.Former champions St James High took control of Zone One with a 2-1 win over Spot Valley High, while the game between The Manning’s School and Frome Technical ended in a 1-1 stalemate at Frome Sports Complex.Yesterday’s ResultsPaul Bogle 1 Vere Technical 2Dinthill 1 Port Antonio 2Petersfield 1 Rusea’s 1Clarendon College 1 Manchester 0Fair Prospect 0 Lacovia High 3Glenmuir 5 Bog Walk 1Munro College 3 Spalding 2Alston 0 STETHS 1Islington 1 Browns Town 2Spot Valley 1 St James High 1Manning’s 1 Frome Tech 1Seaforth 0 Kemps Hill 0Denbigh 1 Ewarton 2Lennon 2 Decarteret 0Annotto Bay 0 Marcus Garvey 1Cornwall College 1 Herbert Morrison 0last_img read more

Councillors decry poor conditions at Region 10 health centres

first_img– proper facilities, equipment neededConcerns have been raised by Regional Councillors of Region 10 (Upper Demerara/Berbice) Democratic Council (RDC) following a recent visit to numerous Health Centres across the region by the administration’s Works Committee.Of major concerns are the One Mile Health Centre at Wismar, Linden and Old England Health Centre at Mackenzie.During this month’s statutory meeting Councillor Charles Sampson pointed to several issues at the Old England Centre which he said needs to be addressed immediately.While he urged the Regional Health Department to step up efforts, he questioned whether the department ever conducts visits.He pointed out too that the facility appears to be too small to serve the growing community.“The Old England Health Centre is too small. There is no space…it needs expansion. When you go in there, you shuffling between people. They want chairs, they want equipment and when we went, there one working light. All the other lights were not working, were recently installed, brand new but they aren’t working…the people in that area are suffering every day,” he explained.Sampson said too that there is an absence of potable water at the facility and for staff to secure water they have to manually fetch it. He called on the RDC to put systems in place to facilitate the regular supply of water to the health institution, while noting that due to its landscape, water accumulates inside the compound when it rains, resulting in flooding.Alluding to conditions at the One Mile Health Centre, he said the facility which stores medical supplies for other health centres in the community does not have backup power supply during power outages, as was witnessed by the visiting team. The existing generator is out of order.“There are a litany of woes at the One Mile Health Centre. There were so many things that were discussed with the nurses and the people who administer, that one wonders if the Regional Health Department ever visits these places”, the Councillor vocally wondered at the meeting.In addition, he pointed to garbage build-up and overgrown vegetation in the compound: “Why can’t we keep those facilities clean?” he wanted to know.The councillor also explained that he was informed that concerns raised by staff at the health centre allegedly results in threats of transfers.Additionally, Sampson stressed the need for an emergency response to address some of the issues. He stated that all the centres visited including the Wisroc and Coomacka Health Centres appeared to have one common issue: dilapidated equipment for staff nurses.Sampson explained that there is usually no proper response from the Health Department when written to on numerous issues: “There are lots of issues that have to be addressed immediately, and we are talking about people’s health”, he stressed.On the flipside, Sampson said the Health Centre at Coomacka is in good shape.Meanwhile, Councillor Douglas Gittens, part of the visiting team, said the burning of garbage in open spaces was a common practice by those health centres visited; he made calls for the construction of incinerators.Gittens also requested that a letter be written to the relevant health authorities to enquire about the faecal coliform level of the water in the Region, since he said it is considered extremely high.In a response to several issues outlined, Regional Chairman Renis Morian said he sincerely hopes that no staff is transferred for highlighting such issues, while noting that it is disturbing that in the quest to seek the necessary upgrades they are targeted:“Our nurses and support staff shouldn’t feel afraid of anybody. Nobody shouldn’t threaten anybody if they’re asking for their work conditions to be improved…I’m saying that if you’re threatening the workers in Region 10, then you aren’t supposed to be working in Region 10…because people continue to ask for an evolution of their work environment to feel better,” Morian said.He also made a promise to meet with leaders in the Region’s health departments, as he urged all to work towards having the issues addressed.last_img read more

STUNNING MUCKISH IN ALL ITS RUGGED GLORY – PICTURE SPECIAL

first_imgThe rugged beauty of the Donegal landscape is all around us. None moreso than on Muckish as captured in perfect detail by this selection of pictures by Donegal photographer Cola B.STUNNING MUCKISH IN ALL ITS RUGGED GLORY – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: May 15th, 2016 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:Cola BdonegalMuckishphotoslast_img

GAA NEWS: URRIS CLUB NOTES

first_imgGAA Bingo- Every Thursday Night At 9.00pm In St Mary’s Hall Clonmany Everyone Welcome.Match & Win for 24/01/2013 No’s Drawn 11,13,17,24 No Jackpot Winner Next Weeks Jackpot Is €940, €15 Consolation Winners Were Mac Tam Cross Clonmany, Madeline McEleney Annagh, Denise Doherty Roxtown, Elaine Grant(N) Annagh, Kalem Hirrell Cloontagh. CLUB MEMERSHIP – 2013 is now due, it was decided at the Club AGM to set adult membership at €25 for 2013 and juvenile membership at €3. Anyone intending to play for the club in the coming months must have their membership paid to be registered and covered by insurance.Remember too that club members will have first say on tickets for Donegal’s matches as they progress through the Championship to hopefully repeat their historic success of 2012. Contact David Hession 0860538537 or John Friel 0860523550. LADIES SENIOR FOOTBALL – There is a meeting in Straid on Saturday 2nd February at 5pm anyone interested in playing for the Ladies Team please attend this meeting for further information contact David 0860538537.Bord na nO’g – Most of our underage teams now have managers in place for the coming season but if you are interested in helping out in anyway we would love to hear from you. Adrian Doherty and Alan Friel are in charge of our Bord na n’Og for 2013 and will happily fill you in with details of what help is needed for the coming season.UNDERAGE FORUM _ Saturday 2nd February In Malin GAA Club at 10am. All Under 8, 10 and 12 Club Coaches should attend for the season ahead. It will run for a few hours if you require further infomation contact Adrian on 0879810304.A Foundation Coaching Course will be held in Buncrana on Friday, 8th February from 7.00pm to 10.00pm ( this session covers the Child Protection element of the course) and Saturday, 9th February from 9.30am to 4.30pm (this session covers the fundamentals of coaching). The club will cover all costs for anyone who is going to work with a club team in 2013.The club will also book places for anyone who wants to do the course in an individual basis but they will have to cover their own costs – these will be furnished to you by John Friel if you contact him.CIRCUT TRAINING – There will be training in the Youth Club for the next month for Under 13, 14 and 16’s please be there at 6.30pm sharp and ready to start €2.00 a head to cover costs Contact David for further information.Scor – Are performing on Saturday 16th February to take part or just go along to support Contact Patsy (Casey) Devlin for more information or visit Inishowen Gaa through facebook.Club Meeting- Next Meeting is arranged for Wednesday 6th February at 8pm. MOUTH GUARDS: Are now to be worn for all games from 1st January 2013 this is compulsory and anyone not wearing one will not be able to play referees will be checking you are wearing one, this is for all ages from 8 years to Adults, These are available to buy in Centra Clonmany ( GAA Approved) at a very reasonable price, and also local sports shops.Ladies Football – It is hoped that 2013 will see the return of an Urris ladies team to the pitch and a meeting will be held over the next couple of weeks to try and bring this about. If you are interested in playing or in helping out we would love to hear from you.Contact Adrian Doherty on 087 9810304, or David Hession on 086 0538537, give them your name and details and you will be contacted when the meeting is arranged. The club will have teams playing this year across all age groups from U10 to Minor and would encourage all our members to get the girls in their families to come out and play for their local clubClub Merchandise – Club Merchandise to buy all year round hats, gear bags, hoodies and jackets something for everyone Contact Alan Friel 0879029672. Club Website www.urris.gaa.ie.Any items for the notes please send to lckn3@eircom.net or text to Liz O’Neill on 0863858629 before 9pm on Sunday evening.GAA NEWS: URRIS CLUB NOTES was last modified: January 28th, 2013 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:URRIS GAA noteslast_img read more

Low gives his verdict on chances of Ozil returning to Germany fold

first_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more impact 2 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Latest Football News Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Ozil was slated by the German media for his performances at in Russia MONEY “We’ve won the World Cup [in 2014]. This will still stay forever.“I am still of the opinion that he was one of the best players we had in Germany in the last 20, 30 years.“One day, we’ll have a conversation. I would have wished for him to inform me personally and I was disappointed at first.” silverware possible standings Joachim Low says Mesut Ozil has “closed the door” on any potential return to the Germany team.Ozil, 29, announced his retirement from international football in July after the four-time World Cup winners’ disastrous 2018 tournament – citing racism as the reason for quitting. He said: “Mesut did not call me, not to this very day.“I tried to reach him several times in the past two weeks, via text message, via phone.“Mesut has decided to take this path. I must accept it.“Ozil has been my player for nine years. We’ve experienced a lot together. A few lows, but more highs. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade The Arsenal playmaker was born in Germany but has Turkish descent and claimed he felt he was unfairly rebuked by the head of the German FA (DFB) over a photo taken with Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.The statement suggested Ozil would be open to a return to the Germany set-up if huge changes were made to the running of the national team.But Low distanced himself from any reunion, telling Bild: “In my view, Mesut Ozil has clearly declared his resignation and closed the door with it himself.  A comeback is therefore not an issue at all.”When selecting the German squad for their two upcoming games in the international break – a UEFA Nations League clash at home to France on Thursday followed by a friendly at home to Peru on Sunday – Low expanded on the situation more. Low has stood firm on the Ozil issue smart causal 2 RANKED REVEALED highlights Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade last_img read more

FEARS FOR 50 JOBS AS RECEIVERS TAKE OVER TWO PUBS AND TWO SHOPS

first_imgTHERE are growing fears tonight of job losses after two well-known pubs and two shops were taken over by receivers appointed by the banks.The Brewery Bar and The Central Bar in Letterkenny as well as the Lagg Service Station in Milford and Blaney’s Mace shop in Kerrykeel were all visited by representatives of the receivers on Friday.A shocked eye-witness spoke of how the Lagg Service Station was closed by men wearing suits around teatime on Friday, and later re-opened that night. Fifty people are employed across the four businesses which were run by members of the Blaney family.They had been in negotiations recently with AIB over loans of €3.5M.Staff in some of the businesses had been due to receive wages last week.“They just walked in and shut the shop,” said one eye-witness in Milford. “When I went in later on the till was closed and change was being given out of a tin.” FEARS FOR 50 JOBS AS RECEIVERS TAKE OVER TWO PUBS AND TWO SHOPS was last modified: May 19th, 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:AIBCentral BarLagg Service StationletterkennyMace KerrykeelreceiversThe Brewery Barlast_img read more

AFTER THE SNOW, STORM RACHEL SET TO BATTER NORTH WEST WITH HURRICANE FORCE WINDS

first_imgStorm rachel is on the way to Donegal today.URGENT WEATHER WARNING: Donegal and the North West is set to take the full force of a storm later today on a scale experts say could be the worst to hit us in years.Already forecasters believe Storm Rachel is packing winds of up to 90 miles per hour and will bring havoc to this part of Ireland in the same way a storm hit Munster on February 12 last year cutting power to half a million people.If you look closely at this predictive wind map, you will be able to just make out the North West of Ireland. The warning comes as Donegal wakes up to snow covered streets and countryside for the second day in a row after move heavy snow overnight.Several schools remain closed and many roads across the county are treacherous this morning.Schools which have opened have advised children to travel only if it is safe to do so.But now there will be even more disruption later today and in to tomorrow, warn forecasters. The Yellow Wind Warning applies from 3pm today and lasts until midnight tomorrow, so it promises to be a significant weather event.Met Eireann say gusts of wind will reach up to 140kph across Donegal.Peter O’Donnell from Irish Weather Online warned: “The highest winds will hit the North West of Ireland.“People should secure loose objects and if you have to park a vehicle outdoors, pick a spot that is not downwind from trees or other potentially loose objects.“To assess that before the winds pick up, you can stand in the proposed location and face southwest then west, to see what is upwind of that location. It might save you a bit of damage to your car if you avoid a location where a tree branch or roofing tiles could fly into it. Definitely time to bring in the trampolines.” AFTER THE SNOW, STORM RACHEL SET TO BATTER NORTH WEST WITH HURRICANE FORCE WINDS was last modified: January 14th, 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)Tags:donegalrainsnowStorm Rachelwindlast_img read more

EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: THE BIG FAT LIE

first_imgLast week, a major story broke in every major news outlet across the globe. It turns out that the advice we have been given for years regarding the harmful effects of fat in our diet, were completely wrong.National dietary advice on fat consumption issued to millions of US and UK citizens in 1977 and 1983, to cut the incidence of coronary heart disease, lacked any solid trial evidence to back it up. It “should not have been introduced,” concludes research published in the online journal Open Heart. The article published in the BMJ’s Open Heart journal argues that dietary guidelines adopted by British authorities in the early 1980’s and still in use today are based on “very limited evidence”.The new research claims to show that women were excluded from trials to determine the relationship between fat and coronary heart disease and that the risks of saturated fats were not conclusively proven.The paper also exposes how the original research only focused on unhealthy men and that its findings did not explicitly call for new dietary guidelines to be imposed.Think about that for a minute. The study did not call for new dietary guidelines to be introduced, and yet they were? “It seems incomprehensible that dietary advice was introduced for 220 million Americans and 56 million UK citizens, given the contrary results from a small number of unhealthy men,” write the researchers.They go on to say: “The results of the present meta-analysis support the hypothesis that the available [randomised controlled trials] did not support the introduction of dietary fat recommendations in order to reduce [coronary heart disease] risk or related mortality.”And they conclude: “Dietary advice not merely needs review; it should not have been introduced.”But in a linked editorial, Rahul Bahl of the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, offers a note of caution.The most up to date review of the evidence also concluded that the evidence on which current dietary guidance is based was “very limited,” but this doesn’t mean that the risk factor identified is not a true risk factor. “There is epidemiological and ecological evidence suggesting a link between dietary fat and heart disease, added to which public policies generally don’t require randomised controlled trial evidence,” he adds.“There is certainly a strong argument that an overreliance in public health on saturated fat as the main dietary villain for cardiovascular diseases distracted from the risks posed by other nutrients, such as carbohydrates,” he writes.“Yet replacing one caricature with another does not feel like a solution.”So what does this mean for us? What it means is that you should not fear foods like red meat, butter, cheese and cream.With any food, moderation is key.In contrast to saturated fats, trans fats, which are industrially produced and lurk under names like “partially hydrogenated vegetable oil,” will wreak havoc on your body.So what types of fat can we eat and are actually good for our health?(It is important to remember that this will work best if your diet is made up of whole foods rather than processed foods.)Foods like;
Oily fish or omega 3 supplements (2-4 times per week), extra virgin olive oil, flax seeds, nuts (not peanuts), nut butters (almond, cashew), seeds, avocados, coconut oil, steak, minced steak, milk, cheese, Greek yoghurt, cottage cheese.These are a few choice sources of fat that you can include in your diet that, taken in moderation, can help improve a number of health issues in the body and may also help lose some stored body fat.#TrainSmartTo keep up to date with fitness and nutrition tips, be sure to follow me through the link below.
#TrainSmarthttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Fitness/120518884715118EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: THE BIG FAT LIE was last modified: February 22nd, 2015 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:BIG FAT LIEemmet rusheFatfitness columnsaturated fattrans-fatslast_img read more

Donegal scientologist involved in opening of new Dublin HQ

first_imgA Donegal woman who is one of the leaders of the Church of Scientology in Ireland which has members such as Hollywood actors Tom Cruise and John Travolta has been involved in the opening of the new Scientology center in Dublin this weekend. Zabrina Collins, originally from Quigley’s Point and a daughter of miscarriage of justice victim Frank Shortt, is a prominent member of the church.According to the Irish Independent, she ‘glowered’ at the press.  Pete Griffiths, with whom Collins had been involved in a disagreement with following his departure from the church, stood on the other side of Merrion Square watching on as the ribbon was cut. Zabrina Shortt CollinsGriffiths claims that after leaving the Church of Scientology, he was harassed by members of the church, and Collins accused him of “openly and viciously” slandering the church and being “an avid hate campaigner against Scientologists” and of “hate mongering” against the church.Many of the attendees refused to speak to journalists (whom Scientologists refer to as ‘merchants of chaos’) about the opening of their new headquarters.Following the release of BBC journalist Louis Theroux’s blockbuster ‘My Scientology Movie’, much speculation has been cast on what goes on within the church, including allegations of harassment and in some cases, physical abuse.Scientology, founded by sci-fi writer L. Ron Hubbard, focuses on the possibility of reincarnation and spirituality. However, testimonies from former members of the church have likened it more to a ‘cult’ than a religion. Donegal scientologist involved in opening of new Dublin HQ was last modified: October 16th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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

Donegal doctor admits he did not check infant’s blood results

first_imgA Donegal-based doctor at the centre of a fitness-to-practise inquiry into the treatment of an infant patient with chickenpox who developed sepsis has made an undertaking to not repeat the conduct which led to a complaint against him.Dr Matthew Thomas, a paediatric consultant at Letterkenny University Hospital, claimed he “did not check” his patient’s blood test results which showed signs of infection requiring antibiotic treatment.The baby, who was 16 months old at the time, was brought into hospital on June 24th 2013 with a serious case of chickenpox. Over the course of the next number of days her condition deteriorated and she developed sepsis and toxic shock syndrome.A Medical Council inquiry examined whether Dr Thomas had failed to expedite a blood sample on June 26th 2013, and had failed to start antibiotic treatment when the blood results showed they were required.The allegations were of poor professional performance and professional misconduct.Speaking at the inquiry on Friday Dr Thomas said he was told the results of the blood tests he ordered at 10:15am were unavailable when he finished his round of the ward that evening, before going home for the day. Later that evening around 7:30pm staff working on the ward followed up on the blood tests, which showed high levels of C-Reactive Protein (CRP), indicating a secondary infection, and began treating the infant with antibiotics.Subsequently, the young child was transferred to the intensive care unit in Our Lady’s Crumlin Hospital the next day.For full story see https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/doctor-claims-he-did-not-check-infant-s-blood-results-1.3361637Donegal doctor admits he did not check infant’s blood results was last modified: January 20th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bloodcomplaintdoctordonegalhospitalletterkennylast_img read more