PNG leading Samoans 2-0 in first half

first_imgThirteen minutes into the game, PNG flanker Micheal Foster found an opening to belt a powerful right footy into the goal to lead 1-0.Samoans fought hard to cross into the PNG territory but faced a strong Komolong-brother combination that held them off the half-way line.Raymond Gunemba then bagged the second goal for PNG in the 32nd minute with a stunning dribble in front of the goal mouth, avoiding the Samoan opponents before slotting it behind the net for 2-nil.PNG Kapuls need more goals to be on the safe side to qualify as the next match between Tahiti and New Zealand will determine their fate in average goals scored.last_img

Croatia reserves halt hard-fighting Iceland 2-1 at World Cup

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Messi, Argentina come alive, beat Nigeria 2-1 at World Cup Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Croatia playmaker Luka Modric led the already-qualified Croats for 65 minutes before being taken off, as his team remained in low-gear for most of the match to contain the Icelanders who had needed a win to hope for a place in the last 16.Iceland equalized with a penalty shot taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson in the 76th minute after substitute Dejan Lovren carelessly handled the ball. But Ivan Perisic punished a defensive error to make it 2-1 at 90 minutes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownRussian fans at the 45,000-seat Rostov Arena rooted for the underdogs as the traveling Iceland supporters kept up their singing and chanting all evening.Defender Sverrir Ingason twice threatened for Iceland, hitting the crossbar with a header in the second half./ac Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95center_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Croatia’s Luka Modric, right, duels for the ball with Iceland’s Johann Gudmundsson during the group D match between Iceland and Croatia, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia — Fielding a side filled with reserves, Croatia ended Iceland’s first ever World Cup run with a 2-1 win in Rostov-on-Don.Milan Badelj crashed a volley against the bar, and moments later scored for Croatia in the 53rd minute, sprinting into the area to fire a bouncing shot past goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Manchester United and England midfielder holds Euro 2016 ambitions

first_img1 Michael Carrick Michael Carrick has set his sights on earning a place in Roy Hodgson’s Euro 2016 squad.Carrick is likely to be included in Hodgson’s squad for the upcoming qualifiers against San Marino and Switzerland, which will be named on Tuesday afternoon.After a season interrupted by injury, the Manchester United midfielder found his way back into the England squad in the Spring and impressed during the 4-0 win over Lithuania and the creditable 1-1 draw against Italy in Turin.With Jack Wilshere out through yet another ankle injury, Carrick has a chance to stake his claim for a place in England’s midfield over the next few weeks.And after missing out on Euro 2012 and last year’s World Cup, the 34-year-old is determined to make the cut for next summer’s tournament in France.“Of course I would like to go,” Carrick said.“I have been involved in the squad since the World Cup. I am looking to stay involved as much as I can.“It is down to me to play enough here and play well enough to warrant a place.”Even though he is approaching the twilight of his career, Carrick is still regarded as a key player at United.United only lost once when Carrick started for the club last year and boss Louis van Gaal had no hesitation in handing the long-serving midfielder a one-year contract extension in March.last_img read more


first_imgRas Dhun na nGall Stage 4 FINAL ResultsArdara – Glengesh 05 June 2016Stage 4 Stage ResultNesbittArmsHotel/Ardara Town Traders Issued: 05 Jun 2016, 16:14————————————————————————Organisation: Four Masters Cycling Clu Country: IRLClass: na                             .Winner’s Time: 2h35’45”               Deadline: 3h14’41” (25%)Race Dist: 93.00 kms / 57.83 Miles     Total Dist: 238.80 kms / 148.50 milesSpeed: 35.83 kph / 22.28 mph           Average: 39.20 kph / 24.38 mph Number of Starters: 97               Number of Finishers: 84Did Not Start: 4                     Did Not Finish: 13————————————————————————PL No. UCI Code   Name                 TM Team                       Time       @ 1 44             Curry,James         CSN Cycle Sierra Nevada   2h35’45”2 152             Walshe,Ben           MAG NRPT         2h35’51”   @06″3 71             Kearney,Aaron       ERR Errigal CC             2h35’53”   @08″4 127             Stenson,Adam         BIK Bikeworx Celbridge     2h35’54”   @09″5 96             Sutcliffe,Cian       LUC Lucan Cycling Road Cl 2h35’59”   @14″6 46             McIntyre,Cameron     CSN Cycle Sierra Nevada   2h36’01”   @16″7 53             Fleville,Ethan       ULS Cycling Ulster         2h36’03”   @18″8 24             Robinson,Geoffrey   BWC Bray Wheelers CC       2h36’05”   @20″9 26             Buchanan,Mark       CAL Caldwell Cycles Omagh 2h36’16”   @31″10 142             McKinney,Kevin       MAG Velo Cafe Magasin     2h36’16”   @ s/t11 54             Heaney,Marc         ULS Cycling Ulster         2h36’26”   @41″12 132             Birney,Christopher   SPO Team Sportactive Racr 2h36’36”   @51″13 62             McGarvey,Colm M40   EPI Epic MTB/Expert Cycle 2h36’48” @01’03”14 42             Corkery,Dillon       CGT Cork Giant Team       2h36’52” @01’07”15 56             Thompson,Stewart     ULS Cycling Ulster         2h36’58” @01’13”16 146             Devins,Michael M40   YAT Yates Country CC       2h37’05” @01’20”17 35             Walshe,David         CAS Castlebar CC           2h37’05”   @ s/t18 91             Lagan,Damien M40     INS Inishowen Wheelers     2h37’08” @01’23”19 130             Goszczyk,Patrick     BIK Bikeworx Celbridge     2h37’13” @01’28”20 61             McKeown,Christopher DUN Dunloy CC             2h37’16” @01’31”21 120             Greally,Adam         TIE St. Tiernans           2h37’16”   @ s/t22 102             Reid,Ivan M40       OMA Omagh Wheelers         2h37’16”   @ s/t23 27             Devlin,Rory         CAL Caldwell Cycles Omagh 2h37’24” @01’39”24 136             Hughes,Keith M40     U/A U/A                   2h37’31” @01’46”25 55             Moore,Calvin         ULS Cycling Ulster         2h37’46” @02’01”26 89             Weir,Nathan         HAR Harps CC               2h37’50” @02’05”27 51             Murnane,Sean         LEN Cycling Leinster       2h37’56” @02’11”28 73             McKenna,Barry M40   FIN Fintona CC             2h38’09” @02’24”29 72             Mulhearne,Hugh M40   ERR Errigal CC             2h38’09”   @ s/t30 155             McFall,Davy         OMA Omagh Wheelers         2h38’19” @02’34”31 76             Doherty,Denis M40   FOU Four Masters CC       2h39’02” @03’17”32   7             Wilson,James M40   APO Apollo CC             2h39’04” @03’19”33 124             May,Fergal M40       TIE St. Tiernans           2h39’21” @03’36”34 47           Cullen,Arron         LEN Cycling Leinster       2h39’48” @04’03”35 49             Jordan,Fionn         LEN Cycling Leinster       2h39’56” @04’11”36 66             McFadden,Sean       ERR Errigal CC             2h40’04” @04’19”37 68            McBride,Brian M40   ERR Errigal CC             2h40’04”   @ s/t38 84             McArdle/Ruane,Eoghan GAL Galway Bay CC         2h40’22” @04’37”39 145             Bowyer,Derek         YAT Yates Country CC       2h40’22”   @ s/t40 94             Kerr,Raymond M40     LAK Lakeland CC           2h40’22”   @ s/t41   6             McCartan,Dominic     APO Apollo CC             2h40’22”   @ s/t42 78             McHugh,Jason M40     FOU Four Masters CC       2h40’22”   @ s/t43 11             Kendall,Mark M40     BAN Banbridge CC           2h40’22”   @ s/t44 17             Devlin,Conor         BEL Belgium Project Devel 2h41’28” @05’43”45 133             Daly,Stephen M40     TER Termon Wheelers       2h44’30” @08’45”46 16             McCarter,Caolem     BEL Belgium Project Devel 2h44’31” @08’46”47 83             Logue,Daniel M40     FOY Foyle CC               2h45’13” @09’28”48 21             Egan,Pearse         BWC Bray Wheelers CC       2h48’07” @12’22”49 139             Rennicks,Richard     USH Usher Irish RC         2h48’09” @12’24”50 98             Murphy,JB           SAD Saddle Rock CC         2h48’44” @12’59”51 15             McNally,Gerard M40   BAN Bann Valley           2h48’44”   @ s/t52 10             Adair,Matthew       BAN Banbridge CC           2h48’44”   @ s/t53   1             Brennan,Michael     AAA AAA Cycling           2h48’44”   @ s/t54 43             Tuomey,Ronan         CGT Cork Giant Team       2h49’03” @13’18”55 75             Connor,Myles M40     FOU Four Masters CC       2h49’03”   @ s/t56 52             Armstrong,Matthew   ULS Cycling Ulster         2h49’03”   @ s/t57 18             McLoughlin,Mitchell BEL Belgium Project Devel 2h49’03”   @ s/t58 108             Mc Quillan,Joseph   PHO PhoenixCC             2h49’29” @13’44”59 48             Harrington,Marcus   LEN Cycling Leinster       2h49’38” @13’53”60 19             Byrne,Shaun         BEL Belgium Project Devel 2h49’38”   @ s/t61 148             McMorrow,Brian       YAT Yates Country CC       2h49’48” @14’03”62 82             Gill,Simon M40       FOY Foyle CC               2h49’55” @14’10”63 103             Boyle,Edmund M40     PHO PhoenixCC             2h50’07” @14’22”64 80             Doherty,Eamon M40   FOY Foyle CC               2h50’15” @14’30”65 95             McGrory,Kieran M50   LAK Lakeland CC           2h50’19” @14’34”66 33             O’Malley,David       CAS Castlebar CC           2h50’19”   @ s/t67 123             Kelly,James         TIE St. Tiernans           2h50’34” @14’49”68 104             Geary,Steven         PHO PhoenixCC             2h50’42” @14’57”69 85             O’Connor,Kevin       GAL Galway Bay CC         2h50’52” @15’07”70   5             Hendron,Cathal M40   APO Apollo CC             2h51’19” @15’34”71 113             Geary,Bryan         ORW Scott Orwell Wheelers 2h51’36” @15’51”72 74             Withers,Patrick     FIN Fintona CC             2h52’49” @17’04”73 135             McGee,Peter M40     TIR Tir Chonaill Gap CC   2h53’00” @17’15”74   4             Greer,Robert         APO Apollo CC             2h54’48” @19’03”75 134             O’Kane,Michael M40   TER Termon Wheelers       2h56’17” @20’32”76 115             Mc Cluskey,Beth     ORW Scott Orwell Wheelers 3h11’00” @35’15”77 114             Geoghegan,Michelle   ORW Scott Orwell Wheelers 3h11’00”   @ s/t78 110             Donnelly,Barry       SAD Saddle Rock CC         3h12’00” @36’15”79 154             Potter,Ryan         CAS Castlebar CC           3h12’07” @36’22”80 67             McGettigan,Eugene M4 ERR Errigal CC             3h13’27” @37’42”81 126             Blackburn,Warren     TA Strabane Lifford       3h13’45” @38’00”82 77             Harris,Gavin M40     FOU Four Masters CC       3h14’10” @38’25”83 116             Brick,Emily         ORW Scott Orwell Wheelers 3h24’35” @48’50”84 58             McGlynn,Kevin M50   DON Donegal Bay CC         3h30’15” @54’30”————————————————————————General Classification————————————————————————PL No. UCI Code     Name                 CAT Team               GC Time         @1 44             Curry,James         U   Cycle Sierra Nev   6h05’23”2 142             McKinney,Kevin       2   Velo Cafe Magasi   6h06’10”       @47″3 24             Robinson,Geoffrey   2   Bray Wheelers CC   6h06’11”       @48″4 62             McGarvey,Colm M40   2   Epic MTB/Expert   6h07’00”   @01’37”5 46             McIntyre,Cameron     J   Cycle Sierra Nev   6h07’10”   @01’47”6 127             Stenson,Adam         J   Bikeworx Celbrid   6h07’26”   @02’03”7 96             Sutcliffe,Cian       U   Lucan Cycling Ro   6h07’43”   @02’20”8 26             Buchanan,Mark       2   Caldwell Cycles   6h07’50”   @02’27”9 54             Heaney,Marc         J   Cycling Ulster     6h08’00”   @02’37”10 42             Corkery,Dillon       J   Cork Giant Team   6h09’10”   @03’47”11 71             Kearney,Aaron       J   Errigal CC         6h09’13”   @03’50”12 55             Moore,Calvin         J   Cycling Ulster     6h09’47”   @04’24”13 152             Walshe,Ben           J   NRPT     6h10’19”   @04’56”14 35             Walshe,David         2   Castlebar CC       6h10’27”   @05’04”15 91             Lagan,Damien M40     2   Inishowen Wheele   6h10’43”   @05’20”16 53             Fleville,Ethan       J   Cycling Ulster     6h10’50”   @05’27”17 136             Hughes,Keith M40     2   U/A               6h10’59”   @05’36”18 146             Devins,Michael M40   2   Yates Country CC   6h11’53”   @06’30”19 130             Goszczyk,Patrick     J   Bikeworx Celbrid   6h11’57”   @06’34”20 102             Reid,Ivan M40       2   Omagh Wheelers     6h12’04”   @06’41”21 27             Devlin,Rory         2   Caldwell Cycles   6h12’14”   @06’51”22 89             Weir,Nathan         J   Harps CC           6h12’31”   @07’08”23 72             Mulhearne,Hugh M40   2   Errigal CC         6h12’43”   @07’20”24 51             Murnane,Sean         J   Cycling Leinster   6h12’48”   @07’25”25 66             McFadden,Sean       2   Errigal CC         6h12’49”   @07’26”26 155             McFall,Davy         3   Omagh Wheelers     6h13’01”   @07’38”27   7             Wilson,James M40   2   Apollo CC         6h13’49”   @08’26”28 47             Cullen,Arron         J   Cycling Leinster   6h14’42”   @09’19”29 49             Jordan,Fionn         J   Cycling Leinster   6h14’52”   @09’29”30   6             McCartan,Dominic     2   Apollo CC         6h14’54”   @09’31”31 145             Bowyer,Derek         2   Yates Country CC   6h15’07”   @09’44”32 78             McHugh,Jason M40     3   Four Masters CC   6h15’27”   @10’04”33 11             Kendall,Mark M40     3   Banbridge CC       6h15’32”   @10’09”34 56             Thompson,Stewart     J   Cycling Ulster     6h16’01”   @10’38”35 61             McKeown,Christopher 2   Dunloy CC         6h16’20”   @10’57”36 120             Greally,Adam         2   St. Tiernans       6h16’28”   @11’05”37 73             McKenna,Barry M40   3   Fintona CC         6h17’45”   @12’22”38 16             McCarter,Caolem     J   Belgium Project   6h19’31”   @14’08”39 76             Doherty,Denis M40   2   Four Masters CC   6h19’35”   @14’12”40 83             Logue,Daniel M40     3   Foyle CC           6h20’15”   @14’52”41 94             Kerr,Raymond M40     3   Lakeland CC       6h20’49”   @15’26”42 10             Adair,Matthew       2   Banbridge CC       6h22’01”   @16’38”43 15             McNally,Gerard M40   2   Bann Valley       6h22’14”   @16’51”44 148             McMorrow,Brian       3   Yates Country CC   6h22’35”   @17’12”45 132             Birney,Christopher   2   Team Sportactive   6h22’42”   @17’19”46 43             Tuomey,Ronan         J   Cork Giant Team   6h23’30”   @18’07”47   1             Brennan,Michael     2  AAA Cycling       6h23’41”   @18’18”48 75             Connor,Myles M40     2   Four Masters CC   6h24’07”   @18’44”49 133             Daly,Stephen M40     3   Termon Wheelers   6h25’02”   @19’39”50 98             Murphy,JB           J   Saddle Rock CC     6h25’14”   @19’51”51 104             Geary,Steven         3   PhoenixCC         6h25’39”   @20’16”52 19             Byrne,Shaun         J   Belgium Project   6h26’16”   @20’53”53 113             Geary,Bryan        2   Scott Orwell Whe   6h26’33”   @21’10”54   4             Greer,Robert         U   Apollo CC         6h29’30”   @24’07”55 48             Harrington,Marcus   J   Cycling Leinster   6h30’05”   @24’42”56 95             McGrory,Kieran M50   3   Lakeland CC       6h30’45”   @25’22”57 21             Egan,Pearse         3   Bray Wheelers CC   6h31’09”   @25’46”58 134             O’Kane,Michael M40   3   Termon Wheelers   6h31’17”   @25’54”59   5             Hendron,Cathal M40   3   Apollo CC         6h31’49”   @26’26”60 74             Withers,Patrick     3   Fintona CC         6h33’25”   @28’02”61 84             McArdle/Ruane,Eoghan J   Galway Bay CC     6h34’15”   @28’52”62 68             McBride,Brian M40   3   Errigal CC         6h35’22”   @29’59”63 17             Devlin,Conor         J   Belgium Project   6h37’00”   @31’37”64 82             Gill,Simon M40       3   Foyle CC           6h39’47”   @34’24”65 103             Boyle,Edmund M40     3   PhoenixCC         6h41’34”   @36’11”66 18             McLoughlin,Mitchell J   Belgium Project   6h44’30”   @39’07”67 52             Armstrong,Matthew   J   Cycling Ulster     6h44’48”   @39’25”68 139             Rennicks,Richard     3   Usher Irish RC     6h45’09”   @39’46”69 33             O’Malley,David       3   Castlebar CC       6h45’45”   @40’22”70 124             May,Fergal M40       2   St. Tiernans       6h46’02”   @40’39”71 80             Doherty,Eamon M40   3   Foyle CC           6h48’21”   @42’58”72 123             Kelly,James         3   St. Tiernans       6h52’11”   @46’48”73 108             Mc Quillan,Joseph   3   PhoenixCC         6h52’55”   @47’32”74 135             McGee,Peter M40     3   Tir Chonaill Gap   6h56’45”   @51’22”75 85             O’Connor,Kevin       3   Galway Bay CC     7h01’50”   @56’27”76 110             Donnelly,Barry       3   Saddle Rock CC     7h04’25”   @59’02”77 115              Mc Cluskey,Beth     L   Scott Orwell Whe   7h06’49” @1h01’26”78 154             Potter,Ryan         J   Castlebar CC       7h07’44” @1h02’21”79 114             Geoghegan,Michelle   L   Scott Orwell Whe   7h20’09” @1h14’46”80 77              Harris,Gavin M40     3   Four Masters CC   7h24’54” @1h19’31”81 126             Blackburn,Warren     3   Strabane Lifford   7h28’09” @1h22’46”82 67             McGettigan,Eugene M4 3   Errigal CC         7h34’20” @1h28’57”83 58              McGlynn,Kevin M50   3   Donegal Bay CC     8h02’59” @1h57’36”84 116             Brick,Emily         L   Scott Orwell Whe   8h05’11” @1h59’48”————————————————————————Team General Classification————————————————————————PL Name     Time1 Cycling U 18h27’31”2 Errigal C @ 05’40”3 Cycling L @ 14’35”4 Yates Cou @ 21’50”5 Four Mast @ 26’04”6 Apollo CC @ 27’13”7 St. Tiern @ 37’29”8 Belgium P @ 54’32”9 Castlebar @ 1h10’33”10 Foyle CC @ 1h20’52”11 PhoenixCC @ 1h24’26”12 Scott Orw @ 1h49’29”————————————————————————Primes————————————————————————KOM Cat 2: CronkeeranPL No. Name         Tm Pts Sec1 72 Mulhearne,H ERR 5pt2 46 McIntyre,C   CSN 3pt3 71 Kearney,A   ERR 2pt4 42 Corkery,D   CGT 1ptKOM Cat 3: BinbanePL No. Name         Tm Pts Sec1 26 Buchanan,M   CAL 3pt2 71 Kearney,A   ERR 2pt3 52 Armstrong,M ULS 1ptKOM Cat 2: CronkeeranPL No. Name         Tm Pts Sec1 55 Moore,C     ULS 5pt2 26 Buchanan,M   CAL 3pt3 49 Jordan,F     LEN 2pt4 66 McFadden,S   ERR 1ptKOM Cat 1: GlengeshPL No. Name        Tm Pts Sec1 44 Curry,J     CSN 8pt2 152 Walshe,B     MAG 6pt3 71 Kearney,A   ERR 4pt4 127 Stenson,A   BIK 2pt5 96 Sutcliffe,C LUC 1pt————————————————————————Mountains Competition————————————————————————PL No. Name         TM Pts1 71 Kearney,A   ERR 112 55 Moore,C     ULS 103 44 Curry,J     CSN   84 72 Mulhearne,H ERR   85 26 Buchanan,M   CAL   66 152 Walshe,B     MAG   67 46 McIntyre,C   CSN   38 53 Fleville,E   ULS   39 127 Stenson,A   BIK   210 49 Jordan,F     LEN   211 96 Sutcliffe,C LUC   112 42 Corkery,D   CGT   113 66 McFadden,S   ERR   114 52 Armstrong,M ULS   1————————————————————————Commissaire Communique————————————————————————The organisation would like to Thank everyone for their particapation inThe 2016 Ras Dhun na nGall and we wish you a safe journey home. See youall again next year.The College of Commissaires————————————————————————RAS DHÚN NA nGALL STAGE FOUR RESULTS was last modified: June 5th, 2016 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)last_img read more

LUH waiting lists ‘a damning indictment of Government failure’ – Senator Mac Lochlainn

first_imgDonegal Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has criticised Government policy following the publication of annual waiting list figures from Letterkenny Unversity Hospital in 2017.Speaking following the publication of the INMO annual trolley watch report, the Sinn Féin Senator has described the numbers of patients on trolleys throughout 2017 as a “damning indictment of Government failure”.There were 4889 patients awaiting admission on trolleys or on additional beds in wards at Letterkenny University Hospital last year, the highest ever annual numbers since INMO records began. The total was was an increase from 2047 in 2016. Senator Mac Lochlainn today expressed his shock at the figures, highlighting a ‘systemic neglect’ and need for change.He said: “These numbers are truly shocking and they are the result of the intentional Government policy of cuts and recruitment embargoes over the years. They are a damning indictment of Government failure and a damning indictment of the “confidence and supply” deal between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael. A bad deal for Donegal.“Last year, myself and Deputy Pearse Doherty published a report, The Need to Invest In Letterkenny University Hospital. We clearly demonstrated the neglect of our major county hospital and the funding discrimination ongoing for years. We presented Sinn Féin’s policies for a change to all of this and for fairness but the clear evidence is that this Government, supported by Fianna Fáil, still have no plan to tackle this scandal“.“And the crisis in Donegal’s health service extends well beyond the confines of Letterkenny University Hospital. One in eight of our people across Donegal, almost 20,000 men, women and children, are on hospital waiting lists. “This systematic neglect also extends to our community hospitals from Carndonagh to Ballyshannon with one in three nurses and one in four beds cut from that primary care system, piling even more pressure on Letterkenny University Hospital.“The crisis in our health service is not accidental. It is the inevitable outworking of Government policy and Government failure. There is a better and fairer way. It is about a level of investment in beds and staff across our public health system over the next number of years that reflects and reverses the years of neglect and cutbacks.“It is about honesty with the people of Ireland that we have choices. We can choose to cut taxes for all, including the wealthy or we can sort out our health system.“Sinn Féin are clear where we stand. It’s over to Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael to be honest with the people on where they stand.”LUH waiting lists ‘a damning indictment of Government failure’ – Senator Mac Lochlainn was last modified: January 2nd, 2018 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) Tags:Deputy Padraig Mac LochlainnLetterkenny University Hospitalwaiting listslast_img read more

MeerKAT construction: one down, 63 to go

first_imgBy Janine Erasmus23 August 2013South Africa’s MeerKAT, the precursor to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), has taken the first step towards completion – a concrete foundation for the first of what will eventually be a 64-antenna array was poured in mid-August, at the SKA site in the Northern Cape.The remaining foundations will be poured over the next nine months, notes SKA’s website, and will be overseen by engineering company Brink & Heath Civils. Each foundation consists of 78 m³ of concrete and nine tons of reinforcing steel, and has to be robust enough to keep the sensitive radio antenna above it stable in winds that have been known to gust up to 140 km/h.The SKA project in South Africa has received massive government support since it started around a decade ago, and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) will pour R2-billion (US$213-million) into SKA over the next three years. MeerKAT is expected to be completed by 2016, said DST Minister Derek Hanekom, who announced the cash injection during his budget speech earlier this year. The DST’s consistent support and commitment is one of the factors that led to South Africa being awarded the bigger hosting role for the SKA, after many months of tension and rivalry between the country and the other potential host, the Australia-New Zealand SKA Project. In May 2012 the long-awaited announcement came that South Africa would host about 65% of the instrument, with the balance going to the Australasian countries.Built to withstand strong gusts of wind, each of MeerKAT’s antennas will stand firmly on a bed of concrete and steel. Image: SKA South Africa  Visit South Africa’s SKA website: Zealand SKA website: more about the SKA project on’s Science and Technology pages, or find science features you can republish on Media Club South Africa.last_img read more

BumpTop’s 3D Desktop Comes to the Mac

first_imgTags:#Product Reviews#web BumpTop released the Windows version of BumpTop’s 3D desktop in April 2009. Today, BumpTop finally released a version for the Mac. BumpTop turns your desktop into a 3D experience, where documents are organized in stacks and you can pin often-used files, folders or images onto the walls. BumpTop also incorporates a physics simulations, so interactions with your files on the 3D desktop feel extremely lifelike.Turn Your Desktop into a 3D EnvironmentWhile the Mac doesn’t offer multi-touch screens, BumpTop managed to incorporate some multi-touch gestures by using the touchpad on Mac laptops (these are only available in the Pro version). Swiping down with three fingers, for example, creates a new stack of files on your desktop. If you are using a desktop or an older laptop, however, you will not be able to make use of these gestures. frederic lardinois A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Mac Version Give You a More Seamless ExperienceFor the Mac version, the BumpTop team has tweaked the user interface so that it fits in nicely with the rest of the OSX experience. BumpTop still suffers from a slight disconnect between the desktop experience and running an application. Switching to the application takes you out of the 3D experience. Interestingly enough, this effect is less pronounced on the Mac than on Windows. On the Mac, BumpTop just becomes a seamless part of your desktop and stays out of the way. On Windows, BumpTop often feels more like an additional application than an integral part of the OS.For a more detailed look at BumpTop’s feature set, have a look at our earlier review of the Windows version.Get a Free Pro VersionThe free version of BumpTop incorporates most of the most interesting features in the software, but the Pro version ($29) includes a number of cool additional features like multi-touch gestures, unlimited sticky notes on your desktop and a find-as-you-type feature that makes it easy to find documents on your desktop.The Pro version is a free upgrade to the first 100 people who sign up at this special ReadWriteWeb page. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Woman delivers baby in wheelchair; Meghalaya HC ticks case

first_imgThe Meghalaya High Court has taken note of the case of a woman who lost her baby after being made to sit in a wheelchair during delivery in a government-run hospital in Shillong.The court of Chief Justice S.R. Sen and Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir, clubbing the case taken on “suo motu cognisance of deficiencies in health services” in Meghalaya with a previous case, on Tuesday sought a report in this regard from the State government.A 20-year-old woman was admitted in Shillong’s Ganesh Das Hospital around 9 a.m. on August 29 and was administered a pill for forced labour at 4 p.m. She delivered the baby in a room near the emergency ward after 2 a.m. on August 30.The baby was declared dead more than an hour later. The discharge slip from the hospital said the woman delivered a dead foetus on August 30 at 3.35 a.m., though the woman’s sister had called up her family to break the news of a “healthy baby” having been delivered.Wheeled to labour roomThree days later, the woman said that she was asked to sit in a wheelchair while the head of the baby was emerging. Women’s rights activists, who stood beside her, said the nurses should have helped her deliver the baby on the bed instead of forcing her to sit on the wheelchair, or a stretcher should have been used to take her to the labour room. The nurses wheeled her to a room near the emergency section where the baby was delivered. “Despite repeated pleas, the nurses did not say whether the baby was a boy or a girl. A nurse wrapped the baby in a piece of cloth and put it in a bucket that appeared to be a trash basket full of ants,” she was reported as saying. Meghalaya Health Minister Alexander L. Hek said he has sought a report from the hospital in writing, though the authorities had clarified verbally.“We came to know two more babies died on the night this lady was made to sit inhumanly on a wheelchair during delivery. We have sought information on the number of newborn deaths in the hospital over the years,” rights activist Agnes Kharshiing told The Hindu.last_img read more

CPI(M) tackles crisis in Tripura’s tribal council, asserts support of majority

first_imgThe CPI(M) appeared to have successfully defused a crisis in the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC), a day after dissidents expressed ‘no-confidence’ in the council’s Executive Committee members and sought their resignations or removal. Lashing out at the State’s ruling BJP for trying to “destabilise the council for narrow political gain,” Chief Executive Member (CEM) Radha Charan Debbarma on Tuesday addressed a press conference at the CPI(M) State office here, accompanied by 24 of the council’s 28 elected members.A group of dissident council members had on Monday circulated a letter purportedly signed by 15 members urging the Secretary to convene an urgent session and demanding the removal of the Executive Committee’s members. The group also met Governor Ramesh Bais.At the press conference, some of those whose names appeared as signatories to the letter confirmed that they had indeed signed the letter, but contended that they had done so “assuming a matter related to their perks”. Only one member, Safai Mog, claimed his signature had been faked.Mr. Debbarma alleged that Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb and Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Debbarman had ‘orchestrated a conspiracy’ against the CPI(M) controlled TTAADC. “BJP would carry on its sinister design to make a back door entry into the council, but we are also vigilant to thwart any unethical attempt,” the council’s CEM asserted.Former Lok Sabha Member and senior CPI(M) leader Jitendra Choudhury also slammed the BJP for trying to unseat elected officials of the TTAADC.The CPI(M) had won all the 28 seats in the TTAADC in the last elections.Meanwhile, one of the dissidents, Patiram Tripura, refuted the CEM’s charge and claimed that all 15 members had signed the letter willingly and that no signature was ‘fake’.He asserted that the actual picture would become clear once the council session was convened and it took up discussion on their ‘no confidence’ motion. The Governor would be approached again for his intervention in convening an early session of the TTAADC, the dissident member added.last_img read more

Padda system ‘more on track than ever’ as Adamson begins life without key players

first_imgOil plant explodes in Pampanga town US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Galanza was the fifth best scorer in the league with a total of 207 points while Paat was at 10th with 182 points. Emnas, for her part, was the no.4 setter with 7.67 sets per period.Left to carry the burden for Adamson now are Chiara Permentilla, Bernadette Flora, Mary Joy Dacoron, and captain Eli Soyud and even though none have the same star power as Galanza’s, Padda is nothing but confident about her team.“I have more players now in the program who have been under me and I’m kind of capitalizing on that,” said Padda. “They’ve been under me the longest and I really feel like the system is more on track than it’s ever been.”Padda admitted that her first two years with the Soaring Falcons hit some turbulence especially since she inherited a lineup that played under Sherwin Meneses and, for a time, Domingo Custodio.“We were still working on setting the system instead of trying to build for two years and now the system’s set, and even with the underclassmen coming in they don’t know any other system than my own,” said Padda who took up the Lady Falcons’ coaching job in 2017.ADVERTISEMENT Justin Brownlee, Juan Gomez de Liaño star as Mighty Sports earns semis berth Padda said she won’t expect her new Lady Falcons to become the next Jema Galanzas or the future Mylene Paats–she wants her players to become the first of their name.“I’m not going to throw into their faces that ‘you have to replace Jema, this is what Mylene did’ but I want to try and give them their own identity so they can build on that,” said Padda.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“I think we will use Jema, Mylene, and Fhen [Emnas], as inspiration because those three girls have stories and even though we didn’t make it into the Final Four it was really amazing just going on a journey with them and I think all of the players coming into the team this year want to experience that too.”The three former Lady Falcons were instrumental in the team’s 6-8 finish in Season 80 though Adamson failed to enter the Final Four that year, falling short at fifth place. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertecenter_img MOST READ MANILA, Philippines—Adamson is entering a new era and head coach Air Padda is confident her team would find its identity for the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes “They kind of latched into it in a way that I could never get the older kids to do when I first came in.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img read more