By News Highland – July 18, 2014 News LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter Facebook Google+ Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Over 100 people attend Letterkenny protest against Israeli offensive in Gaza Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Facebook Previous articleStrabane accused of attack on man who has not regained consciousness in Derry refused variation on bailNext articleHistoric Herdmans Mill site bought by Strabane Euromillions winner News Highland Over 100 people gathered at Market Square in Letterkenny today at lunchtime to protest at the escalation in Israel’s offensive in Gaza, which has seen up to 250 Palestinians killed, dozens of them children.The situation intensified last evening when a ground offensive began, despite UN calls for the situation to be defused.Today’s Letterkenny protest was organised by Sinn Fein – Donegal North East TD Padraig Mac Lochlainn says this and other events around the world send an important message of solidarity to people in Gaza………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/podgaza.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterest
October 16, 2004, that was the day on which a certain Lionel Messi first donned the famous red and blue of F.C. Barcelona in a official game against local rivals Espanyol.Aged just 17 years, 3 months and 22 days, Lionel Messi replaced Deco on the right wing, yet his first goal for the club came seven and a half months after his debut.But his journey to becoming the arguably the greatest-ever footballer started way back in the year 2000.A 13-year-old boy from Rosario, Argentina crossed the Atlantic along with his father to join Barcelona, a club who would stand beside the short, frail yet talented kid. (Also read: Zinedine Zidane turns 45: 5 of the most iconic moments from his career)As a child he was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency and Barcelona sponsored his hormone therapy.A cost of 900 U.S. Dollars a month, something the clubs back in Argentina just couldn’t risk for a unproven young boy, but more than 500 goals for the club in more than a fair deal.He was signed for the Barcelona Under 14s and a quick progression through the youth ranks later, a star was found.After his lukewarm opening season for the senior Barcelona side, in which he played just 77 minutes, Messi starred for the Under-20 national side in the Youth championships in The Netherlands in 2005.The then,18-year-old finished with 6 goals in the tournament that Argentina won and he won the Golden Shoe as well as the Golden Ball.A few injury-hit seasons later, Messi established himself as the central focus of the Barcelona attack and was tearing apart defences all over Europe, culminating with goals in the final of the UEFA Champions League against Manchester United F.C. in 2009.advertisementA season, in which he was adjudged the FIFA Player of the year and won the Ballon d’Or for the first time, an honour he would go on to win for a record five times.The rest as they say is history, but a defeat to a near-perfect German side in the final of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, left the ‘little magician’ within touching distance of the ever-eluding title of “the best ever.”A missed penalty in Argentina’s loss at the hands of Chile in the 2016 Copa America resulted in Messi’s announcement of retirement from international football, a decision he would take back to the joy of millions around the globe.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Burnley boss Dyche warns Arsenal: You’ll be facing reality todayby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley boss Sean Dyche has warned Arsenal to expect a dose of “reality” today.Dyche vowed to continue with his “reality tactics’ when required, as he looks to get his side back on the up.He said: “It’s very simple. If everyone thinks that every team in the Premier League is going to play the beautiful game, at the moment there is only one winner and that is Manchester City.“If we are all going to roll it out from the back and play 600 passes, they win… end of story!“You have to find a way and that’s what we’ve done consistently well here; find a way to be successful.“We’ve had to fight, we’ve had to work, we’ve played some good, productive stuff at times, and always found a way.“That doesn’t change because when you play these powerful clubs, it’s very difficult.“It’s reality tactics, rather than negative tactics, and we’ve tinkered with the side many times before.”
jonthan williams victory formationThis past August, Arkansas star junior running back Jonathan Williams suffered a season-ending foot injury during a team scrimmage. Well, it was supposed to be season-ending, at least. Saturday, during the Liberty Bowl, Williams actually technically made it back on the field. With the Razorbacks holding a 45-23 lead over Kansas State in the game’s final few minutes, head coach Bret Bielema opted to put Williams on the field in the back of the team’s victory formation. Considering the fact that Williams is now headed to the NFL, it was his final few snaps of his collegiate career.In the back of that formation is senior @Jwillpart2. Thanks for the memories! #WPS #LibertyBowl pic.twitter.com/68nGRGHSW7— Razorback Nation (@RazNation) January 2, 2016I love this. @Jwillpart2 post game. Awesome seeing him on the field this year #WPS pic.twitter.com/x9WqvIdrNU— Chase Shannon (@chase_shannon) January 3, 2016Props to Bielema for figuring out a way to let Williams go out on a high note.
Buddy Hield ChantIt’s halftime in Baton Rouge, and LSU is halfway to pulling an upset over No. 1 Oklahoma. The Tigers are leading the Sooners 44-36 at intermission. Late in the first half, the LSU student section began taunting Oklahoma star Buddy Hield as he prepared to shoot a free throw. In and of itself, this certainly isn’t newsworthy, but when you take into account what they appeared to chant, it is.Listen closely, and you can hear what sounds like “F— you, Buddy” coming from the student section. LSU students with a not so family-friendly chant to Buddy Hield. (NSFW) https://t.co/r2nXpvSqoH— Joe Buettner (@Joe_Buettner) January 30, 2016It certainly sounds like what we think it is. You can bet the LSU administration isn’t happy about this.
Friday afternoon, Garth Brooks visited the St. Paul campus of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota to dedicate the Child Life Zone — a therapeutic play area for patients, siblings and families.The Children’s – St. Paul Child Life Zone was made possible through a partnership with Teammates for Kids, of which Garth is co-founder.In addition to the therapeutic craft and play area, the Child Life Zone offers a gaming and media wall, a performance space for in-house TV programming, kitchen area for special events, and toys, books and games for all ages. To help children more easily cope with their hospital experience, patients visiting the Child Life Zone also receive support from Child Life Specialists trained to help with the psychosocial needs of children in the health care setting. Sibling play services are also offered to kids whose brother or sister is in the hospital.As Garth was dedicating the Child Life Zone at Children’s – St. Paul, he said, “Child life is medicine that money can’t buy. Child life is a way of the future. The message is you’re never alone in your life no matter what, and always keep children first.”Teammates for Kids, which is made up of more than 3,900 professional athletes that share a common vision for helping children all over the world, focuses on helping children in the areas of health, education and inner-city outreach. The Child Life Zone at Children’s is the 11th zone across the U.S. sponsored by Teammates for Kids.“Being in the hospital can be a stressful experience for children and families, so it’s wonderful to have a kid-friendly, healing space like the Child Life Zone where families can relax and kids can be kids,” said Joy Johnson-Lind, MSW/LICSW, senior director of child and family services at Children’s.More than 100 patients are expected to visit the Children’s – St. Paul Child Life Zone each month, which is located on the third floor of Children’s St. Paul Campus, at 345 North Smith Avenue.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – After activists hung off the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge in Vancouver last week, the organization Suits and Boots is gearing up for a pro-resource blitz all across B.C.Suits and Boots was launched in April by former federal Conservative leadership candidate Rick Peterson to “combat anti-resource propaganda.”In May the organization held a rally in support of Kinder Morgan’s Transmountain Pipeline simultaneously with those held in Fort St. John, Kitimat, Fort Nelson and Smithers. Peterson mentioned that volunteers from his group will start consulting with mayors, councillors, MLAs and MPs to get representatives.The group will consult politicians all across B.C. and speak with members as far north as Mackenzie, Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, and Vanderhoof.“Enough is enough. We can no longer stand by and let this stream of anti-resource propaganda spread like an infectious disease, so we’re gearing up for a pro-resource blitz across B.C. this summer,” stated Peterson.The consulting is expected to start later this week.
Seoul: North Korea pulled its staff out of an inter-Korean liaison office Friday, Seoul said, weeks after leader Kim Jong Un’s summit with US President Donald Trump ended without agreement. The office in the Northern city of Kaesong was opened in September as the two Koreas knitted closer ties, but the South’s vice unification minister Chun Hae-sung told reporters Pyongyang had “notified the South they are pulling out of the liaison office”. The decision had been taken “in accordance with an order from an upper command”, he said, adding: “They said they didn’t care whether we stayed at the liaison office or not.” Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe South’s President Moon Jae-in was instrumental in brokering talks between the nuclear-armed, sanctions-hit North and Washington, Seoul’s key security ally. Moon has long backed engagement with the North to bring it to the negotiating table, and has been pushing the carrot of inter-Korean development projects, among them the restarting of an industrial zone also in Kaesong and lucrative cross-border tourist visits by Southerners to the North’s picturesque Mount Kumgang. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsBut the sanctions currently in place effectively block their resumption, while a preliminary study for a plan to renovate the North’s decrepit rail system was repeatedly delayed. Questions were even raised over whether supplies provided to set up the liaison office were a sanctions violation. The failure by Kim and Trump to reach agreement in Hanoi last month on walking back Pyongyang’s nuclear programme in exchange for relaxation of the measures against it has raised questions over the future of the wider process. In Vietnam both sides expressed willingness to talk further, but it has since emerged that Washington presented Kim with a wider definition of what it regards as denuclearisation. A senior Pyongyang diplomat told reporters last week that the North was considering suspending nuclear talks with the US. Analysts said Friday’s decision could be a sign Pyongyang felt Seoul was unable to exert sufficient influence on Washington. “With the pull-out, the North is pressuring the South to do more as a middle man between Pyongyang and Washington after it didn’t get the resumption of the Kaesong industrial complex and Mount Kumgang tours,” said Yoo Ho-yeol, professor of North Korean studies at Korea University. “It could be seen as either pressure, or a warning,” he said. “Internally, Pyongyang could use the withdrawal as a propaganda message to its people that it is taking a lead when it comes to inter-Korean relations.” The North has recently summoned several of its top diplomats around the world back to Pyongyang. Cheong Seong-chang, a senior researcher at the private Sejong Institute, said that move and Friday’s pull-out could signal “that the North is considering a shift in denuclearisation strategy and foreign policy”. It was “hard to rule out a hardline statement”, he added. In his New Year speech — a key political event in the North — Kim said without giving details that Pyongyang might see a “new way for defending the sovereignty of the country and the supreme interests of the state” if the US persisted with sanctions. Seoul sought to keep the door open to more contact. “We regret the North’s decision,” vice minister Chun said. “Though North Korea has pulled out, we will continue to work at the liaison office as usual.” The facility opened three months after Kim signed a vague pledge at his first summit with Trump in Singapore to work towards “denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula”, and shortly before Moon went to Pyongyang for his third summit with Kim last year.
New Delhi: A government-appointed expert panel has recommended for environmental clearance to three redevelopment projects in South Delhi, which have been lurking over the proposal to fell a large number of trees, after they were revised to translocate trees instead of cutting them.The expert appraisal committee (EAC) of the ministry of environment, forests and climate change (MOEFCC) has cleared the revised housing projects in Sarojini Nagar, Netaji Nagar and Kasturba Nagar colonies. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarAccording to the revised plans of these colonies, trees will be translocated/ transplanted instead of being cut, which the environmentalists feel will be a “failure”. In Sarojini Nagar, out of 11,913 trees, 3,500 trees will be translocated and the rest will be retained at the project site. In Netaji Nagar, of the 3,906 proposed trees to be felled, 1,600 are to be translocated and the rest retained. In Kasturba Nagar, 405 will be translocated, and 798 retained, as per the EAC meeting minutes. Also Read – Union min Hardeep Singh Puri, Delhi L-G lay foundation stones for various projects in DwarkaThe EAC noted that due to petitions in the Delhi High Court and NGT against redevelopment of seven GPRA (General Pool Residential Accommodation) colonies over felling of trees, including the three colonies which have now been cleared, there was a status quo on these projects since July 2018. “During deliberations, the EAC noted that as per the environmental clearance granted vide dated June 12, 2018, initial activities were taken up but due to writ petitions /PIL filed in the Delhi High Court and National Green Tribunal (NGT) against felling of trees, the High Court had ordered to maintain status quo in redevelopment of all seven GPRA Colonies including Sarojini Nagar on July 2, 2018 and July 26, 2018,” the EAC’s minutes of meeting said. Environment activists, however, said that redevelopment was necessary but translocation was a risky approach. “Redevelopment is needed in Delhi. Translocation is a good move but it has to be carried out cautiously as most of the times it is not successful,” said Centre for Science and Environment’s (CSE) Chandra Bhushan. He added that while granting clearance for such projects, number of trees to be cut should be reduced and planting of more number of trees must be ensured. “They should reduce the number of trees being cut and keep in mind how will they ensure that the new construction has more number of trees,” Bhushan, deputy director of CSE, said. Speaking on similar lines, lawyer and environment activist Vikrant Tongad said translocation of trees was a “failure” because the weather and soil of the national capital was not supportive of this method. “Translocation of trees is a failure in Delhi. It is rarely successful. An expert agency has to be hired for it. But the government has no policy in place. “Delhi’s weather and soil are not supportive of translocation. Delhi has no space for compensatory plantation,” Tongad said. Another activist was of the view that responsibility has to be fixed while translocating trees. “Condition regarding translocation is a welcome step but authorities must fix responsibility of the builder to ensure that all translocated trees sustain,” he said.
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde doesn’t seem convinced by the possibility of his side bringing Neymar back to Camp Nou anytime soon.The 26-year-old Brazilian part company with the Catalans last year to join Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record busting transfer just when Valverde took charge of the team.The Parisians had to splash out a staggering €222 million to secure the services of tricky forward, who at the time wanted to escape Leo Messi’s shadow.However, it seems that Neymar’s fortune let him down again, as he now finds himself in a shadow of Kylian Mbappe, the most talented youngster on the planet.Therefore, the ex-Santos star would like to leave Parc des Princes, and it appears that PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has put a release clause in his contract, which will become active in the summer of 2020.According to the Spanish news outlet, Marca, Valverde is still skeptical about Blaugrana’s chances of landing the former talisman in the forthcoming period.Quiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“I coached him for 15 days.“Any time of the season is a good one to ask these questions but Neymar is at another team, it’s all speculation.“We aren’t in the market to sign players.“It’s a good topic for speculation, but we don’t know what could happen.“It’s difficult, I don’t know… We’ll see.”As things stand, in case the current La Liga holders decide to rehire Neymar, they would have to allocate nothing less than £190 million to make the deal go through.