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IOC weighs Russian Olympic ban, risks provoking Putin

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ The IOC then set up two commissions. One chaired by IOC member Denis Oswald verified McLaren’s evidence to prosecute cases of Russian athletes from Sochi. A second, now chaired by a former president of Switzerland, Samuel Schmid, was to assess if an “institutional conspiracy” existed.The Oswald judging panel began giving verdicts last month. By Monday, 25 Russians had been disqualified from Sochi and banned from the Olympics for life, and 11 medals were stripped. One Russian was cleared.Schmid has received a 50-page sworn affidavit from Rodchenkov for his report. It was set to be delivered to IOC board members on Monday.SOCHI PROGRAMRodchenkov said some Russian athletes at the Sochi Olympics used a fast-acting “Duchess” cocktail of performance-enhancing steroids dissolved in alcohol.During the games, the athletes were protected by a urine-swapping scheme to replace dirty samples with clean urine stored months earlier.The late-night swaps went via a “mouse hole” into a secured room at the Sochi testing laboratory.Secret service agents found a way to break into tamper-proof sample bottles and return them with clean urine, Rodchenkov claimed.Cleaned-up samples could further be tampered with by adding salt to make them more credible. In cases of some players in Russia’s women’s ice hockey team who did not have stored urine, male DNA was found in retesting of samples that are routinely stored by the IOC for 10 years in Lausanne.RUSSIAN DENIALSRussia denies a state-sponsored doping program existed. It blames Rodchenkov, calling him a rogue employee, and wants the scientist extradited from the United States, where he is a protected witness. LATEST STORIES “There has never been and will never be any state programs related to doping,” Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Friday before the soccer World Cup draw in Moscow.Mutko, as sports minister in 2014, was implicated in the Pound and McLaren investigations, and also in Rodchenkov’s hand-written diaries which were made available to the IOC. Oswald’s panel called them “significant” evidence before The New York Times published extracts last week.Mutko said on Friday he met “a number of times” with IOC commissions, and risks being banned from the Olympics. The IOC board blocked his accreditation for Rio last year.Still, Mutko remains president of Russia’s soccer federation and head of the World Cup organizing committee.RIO PRECEDENT?Bach’s executive board did not impose a blanket ban on Russia before the Rio Olympics, passing on decision-making power to sports governing bodies. More than 100 Russian athletes were removed from a nearly 400-strong team.Then, Bach was seen as an ally of Russia and a personal friend of Putin.The “important difference” this time, Bach said last month, was that accused Russian athletes have now had due legal process and a fair hearing from the IOC.WHO WILL DECIDEThe IOC board will meet at its temporary headquarters in Lausanne. It is chaired by Bach and includes two members of the Oswald Commission — Oswald himself and Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr. FILE – In this Feb. 7, 2014 file photo Alexander Zubkov of Russia carries the national flag as he leads the team during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. When the International Olympic Committee board prepares to vote Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 on whether to ban Russia from February’s Winter Olympics, its members will decide the fate of numerous medals yet to be won. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, file)LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Russia could be banned from competing at the Pyeongchang Olympics, a prospect that President Vladimir Putin has already warned would be humiliating for his country.The decision will come on Tuesday when the International Olympic Committee executive board meets in Lausanne, less than nine weeks before the games open on Feb. 9 in South Korea.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnycenter_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 Pelicans: Davis has no structural damage, status day to day View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? The 14-member board, which includes two Americans, has received a so-far confidential report from an IOC-appointed panel. That panel was asked to assess if Russian state agencies did organize the doping program used at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.IOC President Thomas Bach, a German lawyer long seen as an ally of Russia, is scheduled to announce the decision at 7:30 p.m. (1830 GMT).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIt might not be the last word, however. Russia can challenge any IOC sanction by appealing to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.Here is a look at the case, and the possible results: PUNISHMENT OPTIONS— A total ban on Russia competing in Pyeongchang.— Some Russian athletes compete, if judged to be clean under long-term doping controls operating to international standards. They would be classed as neutral athletes competing under the Olympic flag, and would be denied hearing the Russian anthem if they win Olympic gold. Those rules were imposed on Russian athletes at the athletics world championships in August.Putin has said either of those outcomes would be humiliating, and could provoke a Russian boycott.— The IOC board could ask the seven governing bodies for Winter Olympic sports to decide on individual athlete eligibility. That compromise applied to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT The board also includes a member of the Schmid Commission, Robin Mitchell, and two Americans: Anita De Frantz and Angela Ruggiero, a four-time Olympic hockey medalist.International Ski Federation president Gian Franco Kasper represents the winter sports, which mostly oppose a blanket ban.They will meet with world figure skating champion Evgenia Medvedeva, who has joined a Russian delegation that will argue for a lighter sanction.Rodchenkov’s lawyer, Jim Walden, told The Associated Press his client hopes “Russia would recognize the severity and confess, and work itself quickly back into the world sports community.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. — Impose a fine on the Russian Olympic committee. Tens of millions of dollars could go toward anti-doping work worldwide.A financial penalty would be “grossly inappropriate,” according to Joseph de Pencier, chief executive of iNADO, a global group of national anti-doping agencies.“It would send exactly the wrong message,” de Pencier said. “It’s pay to play.”TIMELINEA big red flag regarding Russian doping went up in July 2013, weeks before Moscow hosted the athletics worlds. British newspaper the Mail on Sunday reported wrongdoing by Grigory Rodchenkov and the Moscow laboratory he directed, but its claims were mostly ignored.In December 2014, 10 months after the Sochi Olympics, German network ARD broadcast a film by journalist Hajo Seppelt about extensive doping in Russian athletics using footage secretly filmed by whistleblowers.The World Anti-Doping Agency later appointed an investigation panel chaired by Richard Pound, a long-serving IOC member. That panel included Richard McLaren. Their reports in November 2015 and January 2016 led to the suspension of Russia’s athletics federation, anti-doping agency, and the Moscow lab.The Pound team interviewed Rodchenkov and concluded he was a key part of a conspiracy of supplying banneddrugs, covering up doping cases, and extorting athletes.Rodchenkov fled to the United States and detailed in a May 2016 interview with the New York Times how, aslab director for the Sochi Games, he helped Russian athletes cheat. He said 15 of Russia’s 33 medals were tainted.WADA appointed McLaren to verify the fresh allegations. Within two months, he delivered an interim report before the Rio Olympics which upheld Rodchenkov’s evidence.“It can’t possibly be done by a couple of rogue individuals, or even a rogue department of an organization,” McLaren said last week of Russia’s doping program.last_img read more

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Close win means Alvarez and Golovkin could do it again

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption One Last Dance: Wade returning to Heat for final season Indeed it was, as Alvarez abandoned his strategy from the first fight to box moving forward against Golovkin. It was a risky strategy but paid off — though just barely.Though Triple G and his handlers were careful not to criticize the decision, promoter Tom Loeffler admitted later that it was tough to win a decision in an arena packed with Alvarez fans on Mexican Independence Day weekend.“I don’t know if we can win a decision in Las Vegas,” Loeffler said.Ringside punch stats showed a close fight, though they favored Golovkin by a small margin. Golovkin was credited with landing 234 of 879 punches while Alvarez landed 203 of 622.Unlike many close decisions in boxing, though, there was no huge outcry, largely because the fight was almost too close to call.“It was me who pushed him back, me who was most aggressive,” Alvarez said through an interpreter. “Unfortunately we didn’t get the knockout, but we got the victory.”Alvarez said before the fight that he was angry with Golovkin over his beliefs that Alvarez was juiced for their first fight, and would try and knock him out. But few believed he would be the aggressor in a fight against a boxer with big power in both hands.He was just that, though, in a spirited fight that had no knockdowns but plenty of action. Alvarez controlled the middle rounds as Triple G seemed to tire, but Golovkin fans thought their fighter pulled it out late.Alvarez said afterward that he wanted to fight again in December, and could against David Lemieux, the Canadian who scored a first-round knockout over Ireland’s Gary O’Sullivan on the undercard. With the lure of big money in a third fight with Golovkin, the two could meet again in May for a trilogy that is rare in boxing these days.For now, though, Alvarez can celebrate his biggest win at a crucial time in his career as he tries to cement his status as a storied Mexican fighting great. Both fighters thought they had won. Both fighters probably deserved a win.But it was Alvarez, the Mexican hero, who proudly carried the belts out of the ring after a bruising 12 rounds that ended with both fighters bloodied and bruised before a roaring crowd of 21,965.“It’s one of the happiest days of my life,” said Alvarez, who fought Golovkin to a draw a year earlier and had to deal with a positive test for a performance enhancing drug while preparing for the rematch.It wasn’t so happy for Golovkin, the slugger from Kazakhstan who for years walked through whoever was put in front of him. Golovkin rallied in the final rounds to make the fight close, only to listen in disbelief once again as he wasn’t declared the winner.“I feel like I’m a champion but he’s also a champion,” Golovkin said. “It was a fight of two champions tonight.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “It’s very important for me to have a victory for my country,” he said. “This victory will give a lot of pride to my country.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 awardcenter_img LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 15: Gennady Golovkin (R) punches Canelo Alvarez during their WBC/WBA middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on September 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFPLAS VEGAS — The fight was so close at the final bell that no one in the arena — including Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez — knew who would leave the ring with the middleweight title belts.It was Alvarez, though by the slimmest of margins. He won the last round on two scorecards Saturday night on the Las Vegas Strip to hand Golovkin the first loss of his career in a fight that more than lived up to its advance billing.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. To settle who is really the best, though, they may just have to do it a third time. And that’s fine with both fighters, who have now gone 24 rounds together with little but a few points on the scorecards to separate them.“If the people want us to do it again, let’s do it again,” Alvarez said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“It would be great to have a third fight,” Golovkin said.A third fight will almost certainly happen, and for that fight fans have to be grateful. Alvarez and Golovkin showcased their skills — and their sport — at the highest level in a fight that one judge scored a draw and two others had Alvarez by a narrow 115-113 score. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View commentslast_img read more

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Liberia Sinking in Fresh Debts

first_imgBarely three years following completion of HIPC and attaining US$4.9 billion debt relief from foreign creditors, Liberia is sinking into new debts once again.According to the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), the country’s total public debt stock in the first quarter of 2014 rose to US$660.6 million, raising grim prospects for sustained economic growth.This amount, the CBL says, constitutes about 31.2 % of nominal gross domestic product (GDP) and is up from US$630.6 million during the same period in 2013. Compared with the previous and corresponding quarters in 2013, Liberia’s public debt stock grew by US$30.0 million [4.8 percent] and US$95.1 million [16.8 percent], respectively.Both external and domestic debt stocks at THE end of the first quarter, 2014, stood at US$365.7 million [17.3 % of GDP] and US$294.9 million [13.9 % of nominal GDP], constituting 55.4 percent and 44.6 percent of the country’s total public debt stock at the end of the quarter.The rise in the country’s external debt stock, the CBL noted, was attributed to new borrowings from the European Investment Bank (EIB), the World Bank’s fund for the world’s poorest countries; the International Development Association (IDA) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as well as domestic sources from financial institutions.In its Financial & Economic Bulleting for the 1st quarter of 2014, the CBL disclosed that external debt stock at the end of the quarter rose by US$27.9 million and US$75.2 million to US$365.7 million [17.5 % of nominal GDP] at end-March, 2014, compared with the debt stock of US$337.8 million recorded at end-December, 2013, and the corresponding period accumulation of US$290.5 million in 2013, respectively.“Multilateral debt stood at US$243.7 million [11.6 % of nominal GDP] at end-March, 2014, up from US$215.5 million and US$157.2 million stockpiles in the previous and corresponding quarters in 2013, respectively,” the Bank said.On the bilateral front, the country’s debt stock at the end of March, 2014, stood at US$122.0 million [5.8 % of nominal GDP], decreasing by US$0.4 million when compared to the amount recorded in the previous quarter.An annual comparison, meanwhile, shows that bilateral debt stock declined by US$11.2 million when matched against the level recorded at end of March, 2013. The CBL has attributed the growth in the country’s external debt stock to increase in credit from multilateral organizations.Domestic DebtThe domestic debt component of total debt overhang in the first quarter of 2014 rose to US$294.9 million. The increase constitutes about 14.1 percent of nominal GDP, growing by 0.8 percent compared to the stockpile of US$292.7 million recorded at end of December, 2013. In its first quarter Financial &Economic Bulletin, the CBL said the growth in the country’s domestic debt stock was primarily attributed to increase in credit from domestic sources, mainly financial institutions.When matched against its level at end-March, 2013, domestic debt stock increased by US$19.9 million. Meanwhile, domestic debt stock to financial institutions also increased by US$2.2 million [0.8 percent], up from US$285.8 million at end-December, 2013, to US$288.0 million [13.8 percent of nominal GDP] at the end of the quarter.Compared to the corresponding quarter in 2013, the CBL observed, domestic debt to financial institutions rose by US$20.8 million [7.8 percent] at end-March, 2014, and constituted 97.7 percent and 43.6 percent of domestic debt and public debt stocks, respectively. Domestic debt to suppliers’ credit and salary and allowances at end of March, 2014, stood at US$1.9 million and US$5.0Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Henry promoted to Belgium’s assistant coach

first_img0Shares0000Thierry Henry turned down an approach from Bordeaux to take an extended role in the Belgium setup © Belga/AFP/File / BRUNO FAHYBRUSSELS, Belgium, Aug 31 – Belgium on Friday promoted Thierry Henry to the number two job with the national side, just days after the Arsenal and France great turned down the manager’s job at Bordeaux.The 41-year-old, who helped manager Roberto Martinez steer the Red Devils to third place at the World Cup in Russia, rebuffed the six-time French champions citing “uncertainty” behind the scenes at the club. Henry, the all-time leading goalscorer for both Arsenal and France, takes over from Graeme Jones who left the Belgian set-up to join the staff at second-tier English side West Bromwich Albion.As forwards coach, Henry played a major role in guiding a talented Belgian side to the World Cup semi-final where they were edged out by eventual winners France.“We are delighted that he has decided to stay with the Red Devils, and to stay with what we started in the World Cup in Russia, a very important moment for us,” Martinez told a news conference.Henry juggled his role with Belgium with extensive TV punditry in Britain, but former Swansea, Wigan and Everton boss Martinez said the Frenchman would now focus on his coaching duties.“We are looking forward to welcome him back, now he is going to have a bigger role in terms of his contribution on a daily basis, because now he is going to full time in the structure of the Belgian federation,” the Spaniard said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Get 5* treatment at Shannon Dolan Hairdressing

first_imgWe at Shannon Dolan Hairdressing strive to provide our customers, both new and existing, with the best service and experience.All of our staff go through constant training both in salon and through L’Oréal to keep our standards as high as possible and to keep up with upcoming trends.Our 5* salon is the only Salon in Donegal to become a L’Oréal academy and we have been Semi-finalists and finalists in the L’Oréal colour trophy Ireland in 3 categories, over 4 years. We are also one of a few lucky salons in Donegal to have a certified Colour Specialist on our team.Our services include:• Colours (full head colours, balayage, highlights etc.)• Cut and blow-drys• Extensions (weaves, nanos, stick tips)• Eyebrow waxing and tinting• Hair and makeup• Wedding in salon and callouts• Consultations with our colour specialist.We also offer 15% student discount across colour services from a Tuesday-Friday *student card must be shown* Our stunning new premises is located on Main Street, Lifford which offers free parking for all of our customers.Hair and makeup €60Cut and blow-drys €30Blow-drys €15-€17*MOTHERS DAY* Treat your mother this Mother’s Day, book her in and allow one of our stylists to pamper her, may it be a colour, cut and blow dry or a blow dry and makeup! Make her feel as special as she makes you feel.*Screenshot this add and recieve 15% off when booking your mother in for a colour service* •Screenshot must be shown at reception to receive discount• offer runs into April• For appointments contact us on 00353749172992Facebook: Shannon Dolan HairdressingSnapchat: Shazzyd91Get 5* treatment at Shannon Dolan Hairdressing was last modified: March 18th, 2017 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)last_img read more

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YOUNG MAN CHARGED WITH DANGEROUS DRIVING CAUSING DEATH

first_imgA 24 year old man has been sent forward for trial charged with dangerous driving causing death.Eunan McBrearty appeared at Letterkenny District Court this morning.The charge relates to an incident on the N14 at Murlog, Lifford just 100 yards from the family home of soccer star Shay Given on May 6th last year. One man in his 20s, Bobby Rodgers from Newtowncunningham, was killed in the incident and another two people were injured.Garda Sgt Martin Rochford told the court that he served a book of evidence on McBrearty of 58 Woodthorpe, Newtowncunningham today.Solicitor for McBrearty, Mr Patsy Gallagher, applied to have a second counsel for the upcoming case because of what he described as the “most serious nature of the case.”McBrearty, wearing a white t-shirt and jeans, appeared in court to answer the charges.Judge Paul Kelly put the case in for the next sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court in October.YOUNG MAN CHARGED WITH DANGEROUS DRIVING CAUSING DEATH was last modified: July 17th, 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:Bobby rodgersdangerous driving causing deathEunan McBreartyNewtowncunninghamlast_img read more

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19 ARRESTS IN ‘EXTREMELY BUSY’ WEEKEND FOR LETTERKENNY GARDAI

first_imgLETTERKENNY Garda district was the second busiest in the country at the weekend, donegaldaily.com has learned.Local gardai made 19 arrests for a variety of alleged offences between Friday and Sunday.Only Limerick city district was busier. “Gardai were flat out in the town,” said one source.“It was one of the busiest weekends every in Letterkenny with a variety of alleged offences detected.“Only Limerick was busier.”© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily19 ARRESTS IN ‘EXTREMELY BUSY’ WEEKEND FOR LETTERKENNY GARDAI was last modified: February 20th, 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:19 ARRESTS IN ‘EXTREMELY BUSY’ WEEKEND FOR LETTERKENNY GARDAIlast_img read more

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Fulvous whistler star of birdwalk

first_imgA lone fulvous whistling duck nestled in still, reflective water beside green reeds in the San Gabriel River had no idea that it was causing such excitement among birdwatchers on the riverbank 100 yards away. As the fulvous whistling duck bobbed ever so gently on the water, veteran birder Larry Schmahl, on the bike trail atop the bank, frantically went from person to person trying to borrow a camera good enough to pull in a good close-up of the rare duck. “It’s not that it is rare as a species,” Schmahl explained later. “But to see one in Los Angeles County at this time of year is absolutely unheard of.” In the roughly 15-year history of the annual Bill Bell Bird Walk, held Dec. 17, this was arguably the most exciting moment ever, several members agreed. The birdwalk is held each year on a Saturday in December. It is sponsored by the Whittier Chapter of the National Audubon Society and is always attended by its namesake, Whittier Daily News Editor Bill Bell. The birders meet and hike out from the Whittier Narrows Nature Center. It is free and open to the public and, over the years, has ranged from more than 40 people down to this year’s smallest group of only nine. But Schmahl and others agree that the rare sighting of the Fulvous duck and a rather “uncommon” sighting of a sharp-shinned hawk made this a banner year. This year’s outing produced total sightings of 35 species, which were recorded by Whittier Audubon President Cathy Walters and longtime Audubon official Linda Nakamura-Oberholtzer. Other birders included Jeff Webster, Charlotte Coleman, Bob and Letty Brooks and Jay Oberholtzer. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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‘NEW CRISIS LOOMS AT LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL’ STAFF WARN

first_imgTHE re-opening of the Accident & Emergency Department at Letterkenny General Hospital later this week following last summer’s flood damage is “masking” a real crisis at the campus, stressed staff have told Donegal Daily.The ground floor of the new medical block will re-open at 8am on Wednesday, marking a remarkable turnaround following the devastation of the flood.Staff however insist there just aren’t enough nurses – or beds – to cope anymore at the hospital. Even Head Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Dr Sinead O’Gorman, told Health Minister James Reilly during his visit to the hospital last week they don’t have enough staff to cope.The staff who are there complain that they are effectively in “crisis management” all the time at a hospital which receives the least funding per patient of any other hospital in the State – often half the funding of hospitals in Cork and Dublin, and a third less than patients attending Sligo Regional Hospital.“There are too many people with clipboards in the place telling us to get on with it,” warned one experienced nurse.“The fact is we don’t have enough staff and we don’t have enough beds so we may be moving back into new facilities, but we will be having the same old headaches with overcrowding.” The medic predicted that there would “inevitably be a repeat” of previous incidents at the hospital where elderly patients had to be left on trolleys, often for many hours.“There’s a lot of spin and gloss about the hospital,” said another senior medic.“No-one wants to be seen criticising a hospital; but this is not directed at staff. They’re incredible and they work extremely hard to keep things going but it is all going to crash again and the real fear is that we lose a patient because of it.“Our politicians need to stand up for us more. Simple as that. And their words should never be seen as a criticism of staff but as a support for them.”Morale at the hospital is low, according to other staff members. Many critical posts remain unfilled; some staff have left and returned as locums.And student nurses continue to work hard, knowing that there won’t be a decent job for them in Letterkenny at the end of their studies – with a plane ticket out of Ireland their best option.“People outside the hospital need to know what’s going on inside it,” said another medic.“It might look great; but a building is no use to anyone without the people to staff it.” ‘NEW CRISIS LOOMS AT LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL’ STAFF WARN was last modified: March 10th, 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:crisisJames Reillyletterkenny hospitalStafflast_img read more

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Lennon Festival gets bigger and better for 2018 – check out this amazing line-up!

first_imgRamelton has been buzzing with festivities for the past week – and the exciting events are about to kick off in earnest this weekend.The riverside town will host its 49th festival from Friday 6th to Monday 9th July. The forecast is looking fantastic for the packed programme of music, competitions and family events.The recent pre-festival events have set the tone for a brilliant few days. Check out the line-up and a preview of the highlights below: Ramelton’s very own celebrity chef Gary O Hanlon will officially open the Lennon Festival on Friday 6th of July. The ceremony will be followed by one of the many big musical acts ‘The Red Hot Roosters’ kicking off the festival weekend in style.The entrants for the Queen of the Lennon competition will be revealed of Friday too, before the big final on Sunday at 6.30pm at the Town Hall.On Saturday 7th July, the annual Carnival Parade will start at 2pm and there will be some amazing spot prizes on the day. After the parade there will be multiple events taking place over in Gamble’s Square to entertain all the family.Johnny Gallagher & The Boxtie band take to the Festival stage on Saturday night at 8.30pm for a great night of music, dance and craic. Sunday the 8th of July is set to be another fun-filled day with the usual festival favourites of the Bonny Baby competition, the high-performance car display, wheel changing competition and Fling on the Bing games all taking place between 2pm and 6pm. The Strabane Brass Band will also be taking to the main stage in Gamble’s Square on Sunday at 2.30pm.The fantastic Lisa McHugh is headlining Sunday night’s gig at Gamble Square. This promises to be another lively evening for everyone.The fun continues on Monday the 9th July with children’s events at Gambles Square from 12noon. An adults adventure trail begins at 6.45pm.The closing concert will feature Paul McCahill and The Ryan Turner Band at 8pm before a spectacular fireworks display to celebrate the big weekend of the year.For more updates and events, check out the Lennon Festival Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Lennon-Festival-Ramelton-174696513229966/ Lennon Festival gets bigger and better for 2018 – check out this amazing line-up! was last modified: July 6th, 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:Entertainmentfamily day outLennon FestivalMUSICRameltonThings to dolast_img read more

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