Overcrowding at Letterkenny Hospital ‘f*cking ridiculous’, says TD

first_img Google+ Overcrowding at Letterkenny Hospital ‘f*cking ridiculous’, says TD Pinterest Facebook A Donegal Deputy has used some expletive language when describing the current situation in Letterkenny University Hospital.The hospital has been one of the most overcrowded in Ireland every day this week with over 200 people waiting for in-patient beds since Monday according to the INMO.Speaking in the Dail last night Donegal Deputy Thomas Pringle heavily criticised the Government for not doing more to address the major issues facing Letterkenny.He says nothing will ever change unless those in power take real action:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/prigfdfgdfgdngleluh-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleCathaoirleach outlines importance of Budget dayNext articleCouncil to spend more on road transport & safety in 2020 News Highland By News Highland – November 22, 2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+ Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme center_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter WhatsApp Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

Dele Alli, Kane Shoot Spurs into Top Four

first_imgHarry Kane and Dele Alli scored two goals apiece as Tottenham thrashed lacklustre Watford to move into the Premier League’s top four for the first time since October.Spurs dominated from the off at Vicarage Road – having 13 shots in the first half alone – and seconds after Alli struck the bar, Kane coolly finished a well-weighted Kieran Trippier pass.The same duo combined for the second, Kane stealing between two static defenders to prod home Trippier’s fine cross from six yards.It was the England striker’s 59th goal in his first 100 Premier League appearances, matching Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.Alli made it 3-0 by passing low into the net after Younes Kaboul skewed the ball into his path, then arrived unmarked to finish Kane’s cross for his fifth goal in three matches.Watford, who did not have a shot on target until Kaboul bundled home a late consolation, drop to 13th having won just once in seven matches.Spurs’ fourth successive win briefly took them third, before Arsenal moved back ahead of them with victory over Crystal Palace.Having won at Southampton by the same scoreline on Wednesday, Tottenham have scored four goals in consecutive away games for the first time since October 1960 – the season they did the Double.Their 10-point deficit on leaders Chelsea, whom they host on Wednesday, will temper any title talk, but there can be no doubt Spurs are in menacing mood.Trippier, in for the suspended Kyle Walker, impressed on just his third league appearance of the season and underlined the strength in depth at White Hart Lane.It is easy to praise Tottenham, but Watford’s early defensive offering was non-existent.Manager Walter Mazzarri has stressed he will use the transfer window to find cover for as many as eight first-teamers out injured.But his side can have no excuse for their dire defensive work against Spurs – the third time this season they have been three goals down at half-time.With 34 goals conceded, 14 more than at this stage last season, holes at the back need plugging urgently, but there are also problems at the other end of the pitch.Odion Ighalo, drafted in after Camilo Zuniga limped out of the warm-up, was peripheral, with just 23 touches, only two more than 68th-minute Spurs substitute Ben Davies. He and Troy Deeney have contributed 10 goals between them this season, 14 fewer than at the same stage in 2015-16.The Hornets next face Stoke and Middlesbrough. Their fans could be looking over their shoulders at the bottom three by mid-January, unless they can find some form.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Shohei Ohtani made it to Angels opening day lineup, despite a rough spring

first_imgOAKLAND — In the end, talent and history won out over spring training statistics.On opening day, Shohei Ohtani was in the Angels lineup, the designated hitter batting eighth. He will start as a pitcher on Sunday afternoon, in the fourth game of the season.All of that seemed questionable at times during a spring training when Ohtani struggled to perform.When it came down to decision time, though, the Angels put little weight on what he’d done in March, instead looking at his performances over the past five years in Japan and his raw tools. A healthy Garrett Richards opens Angels’ season with optimism A look at the 2018 Angels, position by position “We’re going to see how this goes,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “The way it’s mapped out, especially with a six-man rotation, it gives us a chance to be very feasible. We just want to see how it works out… There’s a lot on his plate. He feels very comfortable he’s going to be able to handle it.” “With all of our players we try to make them as comfortable as possible so we look into historical workloads with everybody and try to allow that to happen if possible,” he said. “With the other starters in our rotation or guys who are candidates to join our rotation at some point in time, biomechanically and from a workload management standpoint, the less load and volume it stands to reason he greater the opportunity for recovery is.”As for his hitting, in the spring the Angels had him available to hit any day except the day before and after he pitched. If they continue that, he could hit again on Friday night, and then not until Tuesday, the Angels second home game of the season.center_img Angels hope newcomers can boost offense, key improvement in 2018 “Our evaluations, historical evaluations plus the track record in a league which we deem as close to the major leagues as you can get, point us in the direction of saying, ‘Give this guy the opportunity to let his ability and his tools show,’” general manager Billy Eppler said before Thursday’s opener. “So that’s what were going to do.”Now that he’s on the major league roster, it seems the Angels are going to stick close to what Ohtani’s routine was in Japan. His first start will come on seven days rest from his last outing of the spring. He has started only one time in the spring on less than six days rest, and that was following a 31-pitch outing.Eppler wouldn’t say if the Angels plan to keep him pitching once a week indefinitely.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

When will the BiH National Football Team get a new Head Coach?

first_imgSince the contract of Mehmed Bazdarevic expired with the end of the qualifiers for the World Cup in Russia, the National Football Team of BiH is looking for a new selector.The Association formed a commission that contacted potential candidates, the public started speculating on their names, and there is even an information that the new selector of our “Dragons” might be the selector of Serbia, Slavoljub Muslin.“This commission had one meeting so far, at which they determined the criteria that this person has to meet. They had a conversation with several potential candidates for the new selector,” said Elmir Pilav from the Football Association of BiH.In the next few days, the commission will come up with the final list of candidates for the position of our next selector. The Executive Board will give its opinion on the specific names at a session that is scheduled for November 16. According to the people from the Association, there is a possibility that a new selector might be selected then, but the decision could also be prolonged. They added that the aim of the Association is for the “A” selection of BiH to get the new selector before the New Year.(Source: Vladimir Colakovic/N1)last_img read more

Bookies seek winning formula ‘to survive’ coronavirus slump

first_img“The alternatives can’t make up for the loss of the casual customers who have a weekly football accumulator, a couple of bets on Saturday afternoon’s televised racing or a punt on the weekend’s big fight.”McCarron says the example of GVC Holdings — which owns bookmakers Corals and Ladbrokes — reflects the stark reality of life for the gambling industry at the moment.“GVC Holdings estimates that the crisis will cost it £50million a month, and that’s taking into account what it described as a programme of ‘mitigating actions’,” he said.“Even for a financially robust business — one that also has revenue streams from online casino and poker — that kind of hit is difficult to sustain for a prolonged period.”For the retail outlets a lot will depend on what is offered after the pandemic is over.“Their future depends not only on the return of sport, but also on what kind of economic stimulus will be available post-outbreak,” he said.Bookmakers are not high on the list of professions the public would sympathise with over their suffering but McCarron thinks they deserve some.“It is slightly unfair,” he said of the lack of sympathy.“In the UK alone, the gambling industry employs more than 100,000 people, has 10,000 premises and contributes £2.9 billion a year to the taxman just in gambling duties.“Just this month the bookmakers got together over the Virtual Grand National and raised £2.6 million for NHS charities at a time when their businesses were really suffering.“Betting is a form of entertainment enjoyed by millions of people.“The industry has its problems, but it also has plenty of positive aspects as well.” Andrew McCarron, organiser of the bookmakers ’emergency summit’ Handout Sports Betting CommunityLondon, United Kingdom | AFP |  Bookmakers at an “emergency summit” this month will be trying to find a way to “survive the slump” triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.Racing and football, bookmakers’ two key sources of revenue, have come to a standstill across Europe since mid-March with betting shops also closing due to British Government social distancing rules.Any industry that had to suddenly withdraw its main product from the market would suffer a huge hit, Andrew McCarron, managing director of Sports Betting Community (SBC) told AFP.The SBC Digital Summit that runs from April 27 to May 1, will feature 140 speakers including more than 20 CEOs of major bookmakers from across Europe, the United States and Latin America.“It is probably fair to describe this as an ’emergency summit’, as the central theme across all five days is how to survive the slump and bounce back once conditions allow normal business to resume,” McCarron said.“CEOs from many leading operators around the world are taking part so we’ll definitely see a lot of good ideas shared.“Given the unique circumstances, I think there’ll also be discussions about how companies can work together for the long-term good of the wider industry and its customers.”The 43-year-old Englishman says the heart has been ripped out of the UK sporting calendar showpiece events — The Grand National, Wimbledon and The British Open all cancelled — taking with it a huge source of revenue for bookmakers.“Any business that is suddenly forced to remove its main product from sale is going to have a major problem, and that is the situation bookmakers find themselves in,” he said.“UK punters stake around £250 million ($312 million) on the Grand National alone, and that kind of income is impossible to replace.”McCarron said online firms were trying to cut their cloth accordingly and offer different things to bet on.“Online sportsbooks have been proactive in trying to replace the traditional sporting calendar with things like virtual sports, esports betting and, the surprise hit, markets on table tennis tournaments,” he said.– ‘Really suffering’ –However, he says that punters largely are creatures of habit so whilst the online bookmakers can be credited with being innovative the rewards go nowhere near replacing the losses in income.“While virtuals and esports betting are growing in popularity, fewer people are prepared to bet on events they have little knowledge of and no emotional attachment to,” he said. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Real Estate Transactions: August 3 – 7

first_imgAugust 7, Edna W. Barry sold 22 Larsen Lane to Rowa LLC and Whitney Swolinzky for $927,835.EDGARTOWNAugust 5, Hugo A. Acuna and Gwendolyn J. Acuna sold 14 Pulpit Lane to Mark R. Gambardella and Susan P. Gambardella for $1,500,000.August 7, Ellen Williams Bender, trustee of Williams Pease Point Trust, sold 7 Pease’s Point Way to Edward N. Williams and Megan H. Williams for $2,000,000. August 7, Joan C. Solomon and Arthur H. Solomon, trustees of the Amended & Restated Joan C. Solomon Revocable Trust, sold 25 Old Dunham’s Corner Way to Jacqueline Friedman for $1,295,000.August 7, Joseph M. Frio Jr. and Debra J. Frio, trustees of the Frio Family Nominee Trust, sold 33 Codman Spring Road to Robert A. Robinson and Meaghan E. Hughes for $795,000.OAK BLUFFSAugust 3, Dianne M. Lynch sold 20 Vineyard Ave. to Christopher M. Lynch and Raquel M. Rodriquez, trustees of L & R Realty Trust, for $90,000. CHILMARKAugust 4, Christopher John Atkinson IV and Florencia Louise Ferrari sold 138 South Road to Scott Ferrari and Florencia Louise Ferrari for $360,000.center_img August 5, Carol S. Lewis and Walter M. Lewis, trustees of Lewis Family Living Trust, sold 7 Goode St. to Lindsey Sawyer and Edward Nelson Sawyer for $825,000.August 6, George Zagrafos, trustee of MVY Paddock Realty Trust, sold 28 Paddock Road to 28 Paddock Road LLC for $625,000.August 7, David Diriwachter and Deirdre Bohan sold 43 Vineyard Ave. to Nickolas W. Peters, trustee of 43 Vineyard Avenue Realty Trust, for $135,000.August 7, Island Dream Properties LLC sold 21 Paddock Road to William A. Borden and Terri P. Borden, trustees of MV Cabana 21 Realty Trust, for $600,000.TISBURYAugust 3, David A. Behnke and Paul F. Doherty sold 117 William St. to Peter W. Fink, trustee of 117 William Street Nominee Trust, for $3,200,000.August 7, Morris Flam and Pamela B. Flam sold 47 North William St. to Ellen B. Kaplan for $1,500,000.WEST TISBURYAugust 4, Ann K. Nelson and Robert Marshall, trustees of Ann K. Nelson Realty Trust, sold Lot 1, 20 Edson Forrest Road, to David A. Behnke and Paul F. Doherty, trustees of Behnke-Doherty Realty Trust, for $1,750,000.last_img read more