HSE to be restructured into regional boards

first_img Facebook Pinterest By News Highland – July 15, 2019 Google+ Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 HSE to be restructured into regional boards Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Regional health boards are set to return as part of a major re-structuring of the HSE.The changes will hand more power back to local boards to manage all aspects of healthcare.It returns to the model that was used before the HSE was founded in 2005.Fianna Fáil’s Health Spokesman Stephen Donnelly says there’s theory to support giving power back to the regions.However, he says organisational change will be pointless if access to services doesn’t improve……Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/10donnelly.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleGardai reissue appeal over serious weekend crash at BurtNext articleInishowen MD meeting adjourned as mark of respect for late Cllr Kelly News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAlast_img read more


first_imgA planned one-day strike at Letterkenny Marks & Spencer tomorrow has been called off.Branches throughout the country were due to close.A spokesman for the Mandate trade union said the strike was deferred because of an emergency Labour Court hearing this Friday. Workers are angry at the closure of a defined-benefit pension scheme.Stores closed last Saturday as part of the industrial dispute.Friday’s talks are aimed at ending the row.   Advertisement LETTERKENNY BRANCH OF M&S TO OPEN AFTER STRIKE CALLED OFF was last modified: December 11th, 2013 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:LETTERKENNY BRANCH OF M&S TO OPEN AFTER STRIKE CALLED OFFlast_img read more

New antenna for SA space ops centre

first_img8 October 2013 The South African National Space Agency (Sansa) on Friday inaugurated the latest addition to its expanding fleet of technologically advanced antennae as the country continues to position itself as one of the world’s reliable space nations. “The new antennae facility consists of a new 10m Ku-DBS band antenna and an equipment room, outfitted with IOT [in orbit test] equipment and infrastructure to assist clients to successfully commission new satellites,” Sansa Space Operations MD Raoul Hodges said in a statement. The R17-million limited-motion antenna was inaugurated at Sansa’s space operations facility at Hartebeesthoek, about 65 kilometres north-west of Johannesburg. “We have seen a steady growth in the market for IOT services, and with the existing KU-DBS facility carrying a high workload for normal transfer orbit operations, it made sense to develop a dedicated facility,” Hodges said. According to Sansa, South Africa is in an ideal position to assist satellite operators with the qualification and commissioning of their new satellites, as the country has a relatively radio-quiet environment and a good geographic position. Since 1984, the Hartebeesthoek facility has supported more than 450 successful launches, space craft supports and in orbit tests – the most recent being the launch last month of Nasa’s LADEE lunar probe. “Space is big business around the world, and South Africa needs to seize the opportunities we have to capitalise on the global market,” said Phil Mjwara, director-general in the Department of Science and Technology. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Team SA’s Commonwealth Games medal hunt begins

first_img24 July 2014South Africa begins its medals hunt at the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Thursday, with Richard Murray the country’s first serious medal contender in the individual triathlon taking place at Strathcylde Park in the afternoon.The 1.5km swim, 40km cycle and 10km run event is one of 57 events across nine sports in which Team South Africa athletes will compete in on day one.Hockey, badminton, and lawn bowls commence with their preliminary rounds, while there are medal competitions that will be finalised by the end of the day in judo, rhythmic gymnastics, weightlifting, cycling, swimming and triathlon.South African triathletesEngland’s Jonathan and Alistair Brownlee, the Olympic gold medallist, sandwich Murray in the triathlon’s starting line-up of 47 competitors that also includes South Africans Henri Schoeman and 21-year-old Wian Sullwald.Schoeman and Sullwald are strong swimmers and can be expected to go out with the lead bunch, but will be hoping also to pull Murray, in the weakest of his three disciplines, as close to the lead bunch as possible.‘A difficult call’“It’s a difficult call as to how much they assist,” Lindsey Parry, the coach and manager of the five-triathlete team, said in a statement on Wednesday.“Staying too far off pace risks us having no one in the lead bunch, but if they go on their own they could leave Richard too far behind to make the jump in the cycle.“It’s probably more about them not sharing the lead and slowing the race by what they don’t do,” Parry, who believes Murray is capable of beating the Browlee brothers in the run, reckoned.‘Murray’s a very good runner’The Englishmen know they have to leave Murray from the gun. “Murray’s a very good runner,” warned Jonathan. “He’s beaten me twice this year, and was a world duathlon champion as a junior.“He’s not the best swimmer, but he’s improved. But if he swims a minute down, which he may well do, you might not see him at the front of the race.”GoalMurray is motivated and focused on winning South Africa’s first medal. “If I’m off the podium, I’ll be disappointed,” said the Cape-based triathlete.“It’s a hard course. We are going to have to work hard on the cycle. With so many shall steep climbs, the legs will get a pounding, which will impact on the run. That could work for me.”SwimmingSwimming, which is expected to be a major medal earner for Team South Africa, begins on Thursday, with Myles Brown the first out of the blocks at 11:50 (South African time) in the 400m freestyle and one of around 10 medal potentials in the pool.Karin Prinsloo, Roland Schoeman, and Chad le Clos, who South Africa are relying on for medals, will also commence their campaigns and there is an outside chance of a medal in the women’s relays.Good form“The girls, in particular, have been swimming faster than expected with slick changeovers in the relay,” said coach Wayne Riddin, who feels nine to 10 medals is a fair ask of the team.“We have the experienced swimmers here and importantly they will help the youngsters, who really need to gain the experience [for the Rio Olympics],” Riddin said.“My biggest concern is that we focus too much on the medals and not on the times,” he added. “It’s normally better to focus on the time. The medals then come. We mustn’t get caught up in the pressure.”Olympic gold medallist Cameron van der Burgh will begin his bid for two individual breaststroke gold medals and some relay hardware on Friday.Women’s hockeyThe women’s hockey team is expected to score a comfortable victory in their preliminary match against Trinidad and Tobago, as Marsha Cox and her teammates work their way towards a place in the knockout section of the competition.“We should be able to get the points tomorrow (Thursday) against Trinidad, but New Zealand and Canada will be tough matches,” Cox reckoned.“We can never really be sure what’s coming when you play India, so that’s going to be a key match. We would hope to make it to at least the semi-finals. That’s realistic.”Medal targetIn June, South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) President Gideon Sam set a target of 43 medals for Team South Africa. That would be an improvement of 10 medals over the team’s performance four years ago at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Johnny Island’s Throne Room — Geocache of the Week

first_imgTraditionalGC57ZJRby goblindust Difficulty:3Terrain:1.5 Location:Washington, United StatesN 46° 43.411′ W 122° 57.110′ Every now and then you come across a geocache that is so amazing that you have to sit down. You hear that it’s great but it still exceeds your expectations. Johnny Island’s Throne Room offers a surprise when you enter his room. But before you get inside you may question its mundane outer shell. SharePrint RelatedHow to have a ball when creating a geocache: Interview with cache owner Bouncebounce!April 23, 2019In “News”This is Mine 2 GC14EEQ GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – October 17, 2011October 17, 2011In “Community”Privy (GC2Z6GB) — Geocache of the WeekOctober 1, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”center_img After following the prompts to unlock the toilet seat, you sign the logbook found in the “chamber” awaiting your signature. Goblindust is a well known for his gadget caches, his attention to detail, and comic relief are a great combination as seen in this cache. In tandem with this Geocache of the Week we interviewed goblindust for tips and how he finds inspiration for his hides. Look for the article tomorrow. Portable bathrooms don’t typically provide a magical experience quite like this one does—it has anything but stinky reviews. Of the 817 geocachers who have found the cache 68% have awarded it a Favorite point. Not too bad for a geocache not near any major city or monument. So, what makes this cache so special?It starts with step number one, entering the cache. You need to bring a card with a magnetic strip to unlock the door then push the yellow knob to open it. Once inside there are a few things you may notice such as a special flusher, seat belt, TV, keypad, and panic button—it’s pretty high tech in there. Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Former US Attorney Charles LaBella on the Hunter investigation

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter August 27, 2018 Posted: August 27, 2018 Steve Bosh 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Congressman Duncan D. Hunter has vowed to fight the criminal indictment charging he and his wife with violating campaign laws.What will be his defense at trial?Former US Attorney Charles LaBella spent 24 years in the Department of Justice, he says some key issues for the defense include the timing of the indictment, what campaign funds are personal, what are political, and is the US Attorney’s Office guilty of a conflict of interest.The timing is politically suspect. It’s often difficult to determine which funds are personal, which are political, and the case may be turned over to another US Attorney’s Office because of a potential conflict of interest after three prosecutors attended a Hillary Clinton fundraiser while pushing the investigation.KUSI’s Steve Bosh has the details: Former US Attorney Charles LaBella on the Hunter investigation Steve Bosh, last_img read more