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Donegal Deputy concerned waiting list figures may rise at LUH

first_img Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – June 6, 2020 Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR There’s been a 19% increase in the number of people awaiting day or in-patient procedures at Letterkenny University Hospital.Figures from April show that there were 2,499 people on in-patient and day case waiting lists at the hospital, up from 2,098 in February.Donegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue says with little change in public health restirctions during May, he’s concerned the figures will continue to rise.He says it is clear that normal service needs to resume at hospitals immediately:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Donegal Deputy concerned waiting list figures may rise at LUH Previous articleGAA release roadmap to football returnNext articleSome South Inishowen areas without water this morning News Highland WhatsApp Google+ Facebooklast_img read more

People urged to remain on high alert over bogus callers

first_img Twitter People urged to remain on high alert over bogus callers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai in Letterkenny are continuing to appeal for information after numerous reports of bogus callers in the Finn Valley area.It’s understood that an individual impersonating a Department of Health official has been calling to homes and probing residents.People are being asked to remain on high alert and report any such instances to Gardai.Local Cllr Gary Doherty is urging homeowners to check their property for markings as these could be used for criminals to return and steal family pets:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Facebook Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleCoveney believes Common Travel Area will be retainedNext articleFlood-hit farmers neglected by political stalemate at Stormont – McCrossan News Highland Google+center_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – October 23, 2017 Harps come back to win in Waterford Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAlast_img read more

Record daily number of new Covid-19 cases confirmed in North

first_img WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Record daily number of new Covid-19 cases confirmed in North Homepage BannerNews Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img A record daily number of new Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in Northern Ireland. There have been 2,143 new confirmed cases in the region over the past 24 hours and six further deaths.In total, more than 7,000 cases have been recorded in the North over the last week. Google+ Previous articleCalls in North for extension to school Christmas holidaysNext articleSnow/ice warning extended for Donegal News Highland Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – December 30, 2020 Google+ WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Late Mesozoic bivalve biostratigraphy of the Antarctic Peninsula region

first_imgTwo groups of bivalves, the inoceramids and buchiids, are particularly useful zone fossils in the Mesozoic sedimentary formations of the Antarctic Peninsula region. In the Upper Jurassic, species of the genera Retroceramus, Malayomaorica, Buchia and Anopaea can be traced considerable distances around the margins of Gondwana, and as such are especially valuable for regional correlations. Some of them, such as the R. haasti-subhaasti group, can also be employed in detailed local correlations. In the Lower Cretaceous, the presence of cosmopolitan Inoceramus species, such as members of the neocomiensis, concentricus and anglicus groups, permits correlation with Northern Hemisphere faunas for the first time. Other stratigraphically important inoceramids are the I. ovatus group in the Lower Neocomian, the I. heteropterus group and Anopaea trapezoidalis in the Upper Neocomian and An. cf. mandibula in the Albian. The only buchiids present in the Lower Cretaceous of Antarctica belong to the extensive Aucellina andina-radiatostriata group. Two types of Antarctic Upper Cretaceous inoceramids that are particularly important for regional correlations are the Upper Cenomanian I. pictus group and the Turonian-Coniacian I. madagascariensis-ernsti group. Senonian inoceramids are still poorly known but would seem to offer considerable scope for further studieslast_img read more

Snow Football Routs Southern-Shreveport Friday

first_img Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailEPHRAIM, Utah-Garrison Beach completed 14 of 20 passes for 313 yards, 7 TD’s and one interception in one quarter of work as the No. 4 Snow Badgers clobbered Southern-Shreveport 63-18 Friday at Stoddard Field at Terry Foote Stadium.Beach did all of his work in the first half and found fleet-footed receiver Tejhaun Palmer (6 rec, 160 yards, 3 TD’s) for scoring receptions of 31, 25 and 24 yards for the Badgers.Beach also threw scoring passes to Peyton Beck, Austin Griffith and Tevita Noa as Snow built a 49-6 lead at the half.Seth Kaelin (6 rec, 119 yards, 2 TD’s) bolstered the Badgers’ running game, while Snow amassed 474 yards of offense in improving to 2-0 on the season.In defeat, the Jaguars were led by tailback Dedrick Talbert (12 touches, 72 scrimmage yards, 2 rush TD’s) and receiver Tristan Sweeney (3 rec, 76 yards).The Badgers return to action April 10 at Lackawanna of Scranton, Pa. to face the Top 10 Falcons. April 2, 2021 /Sports News – Local Snow Football Routs Southern-Shreveport Fridaycenter_img Written bylast_img read more

Christ Church nurse dies

first_imgChrist Church college nurse Mrs Jan Undery was killed in a car crash at 7.40am on Wednesday.Undery was driving a silver toyota when it crashed at a junction with a red pick-up truck. She was declared dead at the scene, whilst the two occupants of the red car are now in John Radcliffe Hospital with minor injuries.The college e-mail sent to students read, “Those of you who had personal contact with Jan may feel particular grief at this news. We hope that as a community we can be supportive of each other at this time.” Students were also advised to go to Pembroke if in need of a nurse.last_img

New business strategist for Cybake

first_imgFormer EPOS Group managing director Steve Boyes has joined RedBlack Software as lead business strategist for Cybake.Boyes was previously managing director of UK firm EPOS Group, a supplier of computerised till technology to the food retail and hospitality sectors.He sold the Kent-based company, now called Cunningham’s Epos Group, in 2015 and stayed on as MD of the firm in a stewardship role until last month.Cybake from RedBlack is Britain’s leading bakery management software, used by retail and wholesale bakeries across the UK and Ireland, according to the company.Boyes will work on a range of areas including client liaison, customer support and new accounts.Boyes said of the appointment: “RedBlack is currently going through a period of rapid growth and it’s great to be working with like-minded, fun people who have true entrepreneurial spirit.”last_img read more

Conference talks stem cells

first_imgNotre Dame students and faculty traveled to Vatican City to participate in the Second International Vatican Adult Stem Cell Conference, a three-day event for a select group of medical experts, ethicists, students and financial analysts which ran from April 11-13. The conference,  titled “Regenerative Medicine: A Fundamental Shift in Science and Culture,” was intended to promote awareness of adult stem cell research and its potential and implications for the future of medicine. Juniors Rebecca Marton and Kristin Springer and senior Margaret Kennedy attended the event with professor of biological sciences David Hyde and program of liberal studies professor emeritus Phillip Sloan. Marton and Springer, both biology majors, work with Hyde in the Center for Zebrafish Research, while Kennedy, a double major in philosophy and accounting, works Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture. “The conference was not only scientific, but at least for one of the days it addressed the ethical issues of stem cell research,” Marton said. Marton explained that one of the conference’s chief goals was to discuss and raise awareness of the distinction between embryonic and adult stem cell research. While embryonic stem cells are taken from human embryos, adult stem cells can be extracted from the very patients needing therapy, meaning the ethical issues regarding destruction of embryos are not a concern. “I think it’s actually a problem today where people confuse the two,” Marton said. “They sort of set themselves against all stem cell research where really they probably don’t have anything against adult stem cell research and just don’t realize the difference. Springer said the difference in the sources of the cells is critical since adult stem cell therapy utilizes a patient’s own cells. “This gap between science and faith was totally bridged,” Springer said. “You’re not destroying life by any means, you’re using a more organic, natural way to heal a patient … and the Church supports it 100 percent.” Springer said she wishes the general public could understand the widespread potential for adult stem cells in regenerative medicine. “Regenerative medicine and adult stem cell therapies – they’re not only going to benefit those in the science field … but I think they’re going to benefit all of us,” Springer said. Springer and Kennedy both referenced multiple sclerosis patient Roxane Beygi, who spoke at the conference about her diagnosis and treatment with adult stem cell therapy. Beygi was told “she had no chance of recovery,” according to Kennedy. “Basically, she went from completely debilitated – couldn’t walk, had a hard time feeding herself, clothing herself, couldn’t speak, and was really struggling – and then underwent stem cell therapy,” Springer said. “Apart from minor speech things, she was like you and me.” Although adult stem cell research does not bear the same ethical concerns as embryonic stem cell research, Kennedy said certain medical and ethical issues still need to be considered. “It has the potential to heal so many people, but at the same time, when is it too much?” Kennedy said. “At what point do we draw the line? If the average human lifespan keeps increasing, it can’t increase exponentially.” Marton said the Notre Dame students were among 26 student ambassadors invited to attend the conference. Springer said most of the students attend other Catholic universities including Georgetown, Villanova and Loyola. “I felt very prepared by my education here to understand the talks and the meaning of what was being presented,” Marton said. Marton, Springer and Kennedy said learning about the potential benefits of adult stem cell research made them hope to continue researching novel therapies or, in Kennedy’s case, to remain familiar with the biotech industry. “This is actually a reality today,” Kennedy said. “This isn’t some thing that’s conceived of in the future, it really is at the cusp of fundamentally changing medicine today.” Contact Lesley Stevenson at [email protected]last_img read more

Colombians Brace for Violence as FARC Ends Unilateral Ceasefire

first_imgBy Dialogo January 28, 2013 BOGOTÁ — Colombian authorities say they expect an escalation in violence now that Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) terrorists have ended their unilateral two-month ceasefire. On Jan. 20, the day the ceasefire expired, FARC rebels blew up the Transandino oil pipeline, which can transport 46,000 barrels of crude a day and is located in the southern province of Putumayo. Following a meeting with top military officials after the attack, President Juan Manuel Santos said “we are on the offensive with everything we have.” Two days earlier, in the department of Cundinimarca, police seized an arsenal of explosives. Authorities confiscated 250 kilograms of ammonium nitrate — the oxiding agent used in fertilizer bombs — in the raid, along with detonating cord and homemade hand grenades, all of which belonged to the FARC’s Frente 22 brigade. Speaking to reporters at the scene in the town of La Palma, Gen. José Roberto León, director of the Colombian National Police, said that among the items taken were the blueprints of two police training colleges in Bogotá, and those of an army installation. León said the Jan. 18 seizure was the result of a three-month-long surveillance and investigative operation code-named Destello, and which, he said, “thwarted potential FARC attacks on the José María Córdoba Army College and the police training colleges of Gen. Francisco de Paula Santander and Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada in Bogotá.” Army operation detains ‘La Caponera’ Last November, FARC commanders announced a two-month unilateral cessation of all operations as a show of “goodwill” while peace accords were underway in Havana between rebels and the Colombian government. The ceasefire, which ended Jan. 20, was seen as an attempt to force President Juan Manuel Santos into a bilateral ceasefire. Yet Santos did not scale back any military operations during this period. Operation Destello resulted in the capture of the 27-year-old FARC guerrilla Luz Yenny Hernández, alias “La Caponera.” Hernández, said to be a high-ranking operative with Frente 22, was wanted on various terrorism charges. León also suggested that the guerrillas had used the ceasefire to re-organize and re-arm. Gen. José Javier Pérez, chief of staff of the Armed Forces, agreed, noting that “while there had been a 70 percent decrease in FARC operations during the ceasefire, not all regions of the country were adhering to this agreement.” The most FARC attacks during the ceasefire both took place in the department of Cauca, in the towns of Guapi and Caloto, where guerrillas attacked a police station and detonated explosives near a school. In each case, civilians were injured. For FARC splinter groups, it’s business as usual While the Santos government didn’t expect attacks to stop completely during the FARC ceasefire, it was wary of scaling back military operations — keeping in mind events that took place during the government of President Andres Pastrana, when a region of southern Colombia the size of Switzerland was demilitarized. Between 1999 and 2002, peace talks were held there, yet the FARC took advantage of this period and used the area to re-arm, ship narcotics, imprison hostages and train new recruits. “It was unrealistic to expect a total absence of violence during the two-month period, and it was impossible to see that the FARC secretariat had control over all wings and factions,” said Kevin Howlett of the Colombia-based analytical website Colombia-Reports following the ceasefire’s announcement in November. While various FARC fronts may have obeyed orders from the political wing of the group now holding peace talks in Cuba, splinter groups — dependent on income from weapons and narcotics trafficking — continued to operate as usual in the department of Cauca and other regions in southern Colombia. The Armed Forces said in a Jan. 19 bulletin that it had recorded 57 ceasefire violations. These included six FARC attacks against military patrols, the activation of 23 explosive devices, the setup of two illegal checkpoints, the destruction of an electricity transmission tower and nine attacks against civilians, including three murders. FARC rebels said to be re-arming from Ecuador Meanwhile, news reports coming from neighboring Ecuador indicate that FARC rebels in border areas used this period of relative calm to re-arm and re-group. This was confirmed by Ecuadorian Brig. Gen. Fernando Proaño Daza, who commands 12,000 soldiers deployed along the shared border with Colombia. “From the very beginning of the peace process, we have noticed an increase in traffic here and we have captured a large quantity ammunition and weapons,” he told reporters. “So we can safely say that the FARC has used this situation to strengthen their position in anticipation of what might happen in the future.” Besides weapons, border authorities in Ecuador’s province of Esmeraldas recently seized about 5,000 barrels of contraband gasoline and almost 1,400 sticks of Pentrite or the plastic explosive PETN. “These are months of harvest in Colombia, so drug traffickers are looking to smuggle elements used in the production of cocaine,” Proaño added. Santos, speaking in Cauca, warned FARC fighters that Colombian soldiers are ready and will respond in kind to any terrorist action. Despite the lull in violence, Colombia suffered terrorist attacks in 14 of the country’s 32 departments during the two-month ceasefire, according to Colombia’s Defensoría del Pueblo (human rights ombudsman). “We hope society will stay strong in the face of violence,” said Howlett. “Anecdotally, we perceive a noticeable upsurge in army and armed police patrols in Bogotá. This is a sight we may have to get used to seeing over the coming months.” Santos has given a final deadline of November 2013 for the Havana peace talks to be concluded. These negotiations will continue with or without a ceasefire in place.last_img read more

The EU has warned Airbnb that it must transparently show the total cost of the arrangement, including the cost of services and cleaning

first_imgThe virtual world is still not a fully explored territory. His homelessness opens up many possibilities and jobs, but they are also increasingly aligning with the laws of the real world. Thus, Airbnb, one of the most famous online travel services, has become the scene of several controversies this year.First of all, the public was shocked by the official announcement of the company when earlier this year it decided to share its business information with the Chinese government, of course about customers who rent accommodation in the most populous country in the world through the service. Also, it means that the data on guests will be shared with the Government by service providers, new and old, at the moment when they start accepting accommodation reservations, reports with the BBC.Airbnb at the time explained the whole situation as a necessity, that is, compliance with local laws and regulations is the way business works in China, if they want to be operational.But the problems with the Asian market do not stop there. In early June this year, the Japanese government decided that any accommodation provider who has not registered their business can do so only on June 15 and accordingly must cancel all reservations made before that date without a valid permit. This has led to a massive cancellation of bookings in Japan, thousands of them, in the otherwise most attractive destination of the Asia-Pacific region. “We know it’s irrelevant, and we’ve said little about it,” Airbnb said at the time, securing a $ 10 million fund to cover the additional costs of the changes.According to the latest news, The European Commission has warned Airbnb that their terms of use are not in line with European consumer protection laws. Namely, the Commission appealed that the company must transparently present the total costs of the intermediation arrangements, including the costs of services and cleaning. If this cannot be projected in advance, the Commission suggests, the service should at least warn users of possible additional costs that will be added to the price at a later date. According to the European leadership, users should have access to information on whether the accommodation is privately owned or the service is professional. These are just some of the examples where Airbnb’s business is not in line with the European legislative framework. The most controversial among them proved to be the practice by which this service violates the basic rights of consumers by the fact that the user of the service cannot sue the provider in case of any form of damage.“More and more users are renting accommodation online, and this has opened up a handful of new opportunities for the tourism sector. However, popularity must not be an excuse for violating European consumer protection frameworks. Consumers have a right to know what and how much they are expected to pay for, ”said Věra Jourová, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumer Protection and Gender Equality.Airbnb said that they take this problem seriously and that they will do everything in their power to be as transparent to users and the community as possible. “Guests are instructed on all possible costs, including taxes and fees prior to their confirmation of booking the desired accommodation unit. In cooperation with the competent authorities, we will try to clarify this situation as soon as possible. “Despite all the above obstacles, Airbnb remains the world’s leading travel service and intermediary between passengers and renters. Also, the service functions as a social network for useful information. The estimated value of the company is $ 30 billion and it is listed as one of the most valuable companies in Silicon Valley. One of their global goals is to provide a billion guests a year in tourist destinations around the world by 2028 through their own service.PHOTO: Marketing Matterslast_img read more