Sports tourism key to JLP manifesto

first_imgSports tourism, the building of new facilities and renovation of existing ones will be high on the agenda of the new administration. With the strong belief that Jamaica is perfectly placed, especially with its proximity to the North American market, increased efforts are expected to be made to woo athletes to the island, especially during the winter months. In its election manifesto, the Jamaica Labour Party promised to “intensity efforts to establish an extensive sports tourism programme that will, among other things, provide discounted prices to athletes that wish to use our facilities (especially during their winter season)”. To meet current and future demand the new government said, in its manifesto, that local sports training facilities “should be equipped to meet international standards and include gymnasium, swimming pool, indoor halls, cycling velodrome, squash courts, hockey fields (grass and synthetic, athletic tracks – cinder and synthetic) and outdoor courts such as in tennis.” With the National Stadium cycle track not meeting international standards, the country could be presented with plans to build a cycling velodrome to facilitate not only local riders, but top cyclists from the United States and Canada. “Jamaica has more than 1,600 sporting facilities … These facilities need to be rehabilitated. Other facilities should be built,” the manifesto said. There are also plans to increase the numbers and to improve the efficiency of local sports professionals to make them more marketable worldwide. “We will enhance greater partnership between the government and our local sporting bodies to enhance training and certification of our local coaches … not only to meet local, but also international standards that would deem them qualified/certified to ply their trade across the globe,” the new government’s manifesto said. The upgrade of sports professionals will not be limited to coaches – the expanded training will also cover sports physicians, physiotherapists, sports medicine physicians, sports nutritionists and sports administrators. The new government is also planning to promote more research in sports sciences. “The days of relying solely on raw-born talent is a thing of the past,” its manifesto said. With the many advances in approaches, the manifesto said, strategies will be developed to improve the overall health of the country’s citizens and this will be done in consultation with the ministry of health.last_img read more

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Moultrie proves he can play ‘the right way’ in NLEX’s crucial win

first_imgWith a chance to win the game in the last 5.1 seconds and the game tied at 104, the Road Warriors reinforcement immediately hoisted a floater which went wide right allowing the Fuel Masters to get the board at the buzzer.“We got a good look, but I felt like I rushed my shot. JR (Quiñahan) was open under the basket, but I missed him,” Moultrie explained.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThat miss led to five more minutes of action, which fortunately ended in a 120-115 victory for NLEX for its first victory in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.Still, Moultrie couldn’t get the missed opportunity out of his head as he hopes to learn from this experience. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding With the Road Warriors back on track in their playoff chase, Moultrie is keeping his fingers crossed that this will be the start of things turning the page for his squad.“We feel confident,” he said. “Like coach said, we take it one game at a time and Wednesday we got GlobalPort and we’re just trying to win before the break.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES View comments BIÑAN — Arnett Moultrie owned up to his mistakes at the end of regulation which could have stopped NLEX-Phoenix game on Friday from going to the extra period.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Alas blasts Fuel Masters: ‘I feel like I’m taking care of children’ 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Coach got on us about letting this game go to overtime and I felt like we should’ve finished it in regulation,” he said.“We should not lose up big leads. We led by 19 points coming into the third quarter and we kind of let them come back into the game, being complacent, being lazy, and that’s something we have to work on.”Moultrie had his best showing this conference, racking up 37 points, 17 rebounds, eight assists, and four blocks as he finally showed his full potential in the PBA.But that’s the least of his concerns as he wants to focus on developing more chemistry with his NLEX teammates.“I’m not a selfish player,” he said. “I’m not here to shoot every basketball. I know how to play basketball the right way and I think I proved that tonight. Right now, it’s all about our chemistry and playing hard for the whole 48 minutes.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastlast_img read more

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Parent survey set on diversity topic

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – Parents in the Hart Union High School District will be surveyed to help determine whether strides are being made to deal with the growing ethnic and racial diversity on local campuses. The survey, developed and tabulated by Western Regional Equity Network and the University of Arizona College of Education, will be mailed Tuesday. It is being funded by a federal grant to support educational equity in the Southwestern states. The survey, addressed to parents, will consist of 34 diversity-related questions that the district is hoping will help gauge whether students of various races and ethnic backgrounds are mixing well at schools and what improvements have been made since charges of racism brewed in recent years. The surveys are due by March 12 to get results in by the beginning of the next school year. They will be sent with postage-paid return envelopes. Hart school board member Gloria Mercado-Fortine said she is glad to see this wide-scale survey finally come about. Mercado-Fortine, a co-chairwoman of the district’s ad hoc diversity committee, said that group recommended the poll. “Part of what we agreed was to do assessments of the environment on campuses and in the community, so we don’t have as much of a disconnect,” she said. “By doing this we can really meet the needs and concerns of our community. We don’t live in a vacuum and as a community need to come together. The only way to do that is find out where everyone is at.” connie.llanos@dailynews.com (661) 257-5254160Want 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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SD 60 holds Election of Board Officers, Gilbert elected as Chair

first_imgZone 5 Trustee Helen Gilbert was elected by acclamation as Chair, replacing Zone 4 Trustee Ida Campbell. Other Trustees to be elected in positions within the Board include Zone 3 Trustee Nicole Gilliss as Vice-Chair, Zone 5 Trustee Erin Evans as Provincial Councillor, Ida Campbell as Provincial Councillor Alternate, and Zone 1 Trustee Madeleine Lehmann BCPSEA Alternate. Campbell reassured fellow Trustees that she will not be going anywhere and will be there to assist Gilbert in her new role. On top of being elected as Chair, Gilbert was also re-elected as the BCPSEA Representative. – Advertisement –center_img Campbell did not seek re-election as she felt it was time for someone else to step up into the role of Chair. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – At a School District 60 Board meeting on Monday, School Trustees held their annual Election of Board Officers for the 2019-2020 term. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][rs_custom_ads]JTNDc2NyaXB0JTIwc3JjJTNEJTI3aHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZ3d3cuZ29vZ2xldGFnc2VydmljZXMuY29tJTJGdGFnJTJGanMlMkZncHQuanMlMjclM0UlMEElMjAlMjBnb29nbGV0YWcucHViYWRzJTI4JTI5LmRlZmluZVBhc3NiYWNrJTI4JTI3JTJGMTI3NTQ4NSUyRm1vYmlsZV9iZWxvd19zdG9yeSUyNyUyQyUyMCU1QjMwMCUyQyUyMDI1MCU1RCUyOS5kaXNwbGF5JTI4JTI5JTNCJTBBJTNDJTJGc2NyaXB0JTNF[/rs_custom_ads][rs_space lg_device=”15″ md_device=”15″ sm_device=”15″ xs_device=”15″]last_img read more

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Symons appointed Fulham manager

first_img1 New Fulham manager Kit Symons Fulham have appointed Kit Symons as their new manager and handed him a contract until the end of the 2015/16 season.The 43-year-old has enjoyed a brilliant spell in caretaker charge of the Cottagers, winning five matches out of a possible nine since stepping in for the sacked Felix Magath on September 18Chairman Shahid Khan put together a committee, which included David Daly, Huw Jennings, Brian McBride, Danny Murphy and Niall Quinn, to look for a new manager at Craven Cottage.They decided upon appointing Symons, who had made no secret of his desire to land the job on a full time basis.And chairman, Khan said: “First, I must offer my sincere appreciation to the search committee for its commitment to the process. We asked a lot of all five committee members, perhaps more than they anticipated, and yet they gave us more than we could have ever imagined.“Each of them brought something unique and valuable to the search, but the one thing they all had in common was a strong desire to return Fulham to its proper place as one of the most admired and respected clubs in English football. I cannot thank them enough.“Kit has thoroughly earned the opportunity to take Fulham from here as our First Team Manager. We’ve been a different football club, on and off the pitch, since Kit stepped in as our Caretaker Manager in September.“His passion for Fulham is evident and contagious, and I believe the promise ahead of him is extremely bright. Above all, Kit understands and is committed to our goals, and he knows there is much work ahead. Starting today, we can begin work with Kit firmly in charge at Fulham.”last_img read more

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Situma, Mieno dropped as Tusker rebuild

first_img0Shares0000Tusker FC Players captain James Situma (L), David Okello (C), Humphrey Mieno (R) when receiving club awards.PHOTO/courtesy.NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 20- Eleven-time Kenyan Premier League champions Tusker FC have continued with their re-modeling with five senior players dropped from the side with 11 days left to run on their contracts.Captain James Situma, his deputy Humphrey Mieno, midfielder Cersidy Lumumba, striker Allan Wanga and Ghanaian forward Stephen Owusu will all not be part of the club next season. “We had engaged in talks with them as their contracts were coming to an end but we could not come to an agreement. They have been loyal servants of the club and we wish them all the best in their future endeavors,” Tusker FC Chief Executive Officer Charles Obiny said.The four were an integral part of the side as they won the double for the first time ever last season, but failure to replicate the same form in 2017 has seen them fail to net new contracts.The club had already dropped several players as it started shaping up.Those released were Anthony Ndolo, George Mandela, Moses Ndawula, Victor Ndinya, Luis Tera Misiko, Danson Kago, Noah Wafula, Martin Kizza and Clifford Alwanga.Tusker FC’s Humphrey Mieno celebrating his goal against Zoo Kericho. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA“The window is still open and should there be a need to release more, then we will,” Obiny further stated.The team is set to have a completely new face when the season begins.Meanwhile, the brewers are set to finalize on their new coach by Friday with over 150 CVs from coaches around the globe received thus far.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Border security backfire

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Nationally, they make up more than one-fourth of the roofers, dry-wall installers, textile workers, butchers and meat processors, and they are at the center of a national immigration debate as the country becomes reliant on immigrant laborers in retail, hotel and restaurant industries. President George W. Bush has called for a program that would grant temporary guest-worker status to those already here, but Congress has rejected that. The report comes just as Congress prepares to battle once again over immigration policy. The House late last year voted to tighten border security in a sweeping bill that would make undocumented immigrants felons by their very presence and increase penalties for employers who hire them. The Senate, meanwhile, is expected to take up legislation by Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., seeking to find middle ground in the debate. Specter’s bill would create a temporary guest-worker program for illegal immigrants who entered the country before Jan. 4, 2004. In Los Angeles, where an estimated one resident in 10 is an undocumented immigrant, local leaders have taken up the cause. On Ash Wednesday, Cardinal Roger Mahony – head of the largest archdiocese in the nation – called on his priests to defy proposed legislation that would force the church to deny service to nonresidents. The same day, the head of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, Maria Elena Durazo, joined major hotel, gaming and lodging associations to lobby senators for full legalization of undocumented workers. Immigration issues have fueled heated debates over day laborers and have even been the source of much racial tension within African-American communities starved for jobs. “We are at a crossroads,” said Fernando Guerra, director for the Center of the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount. “Institutions have to respond irrespective of their politics. They have to respond like the Catholic Church has, like the prison (system) will have to and like the continuing and changing response of the school district.” The U.S. immigration is driven by labor demand, resembling migration patterns from North Africa and Turkey to Europe, Guerra said. Moreover, strong networks of families and friends will continue to draw more illegal immigrants such as Antonio, who now shares a Pacoima house with two other immigrants. He asked that his full name not be used. The Guadalajara, Mexico, native arrived in the country 10 years ago, after his uncle promised him a job pushing an ice cream cart. The job paid $300 a week and provided him enough money to send home. He has never been asked to provide a Social Security card or to answer questions about his legal status. He is reluctant to leave the United States for fear he will never be able to return. The border has become increasingly difficult and dangerous to cross, and a smuggler now charges thousands of dollars. “I have not returned to see my family. I have work here, and it is too restrictive to return,” he said. His case is like thousands of others. “The federal government is the reason that illegals have no problems finding jobs,” said Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, which advocates tougher border controls and immigration enforcement. The government fails to crack down on employers who hire undocumented workers, he said. “When you don’t have any effort to maintain legal standards, you have more illegal activity,” he said. Rachel Uranga, (818) 713-3741 rachel.uranga@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Beefed-up efforts to tighten the borders have failed to slow the flow of undocumented immigrants and are even discouraging illegal residents from returning to their home country, the author of a study released Tuesday found. A Pew Hispanic Center study found that undocumented immigrants pour past U.S. borders at a rate of 850,000 a year. As they arrive, they are finding a receptive labor market and staying longer. About one out of seven workers in Los Angeles County is now undocumented, compared with about one in 20 nationwide, the study found. “Once they come in, they are actually reluctant to leave,” said Jeffrey Passel, author of the study for the Pew Hispanic Center. Beefed-up border patrols and increased security are having unintended results, deterring many from recrossing the border, he said. “The (U.S.) Border Patrol is actually helping to keep people in the United States, rather than out.” Using Census Bureau data, Pew researchers estimate that 11.5 million to 12 million undocumented immigrants now live in the United States, up from 11.1 million last year and 8.5 million in 2000. About one-third of them arrived within the past 10 years, and more than half are from Mexico. last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS U13 GIRLS TEAM EARN BRILLAINT WIN OVER NAOMH CONAILL

first_imgFour Masters GAA News:Coaching AcademyThe coaching academy for 4 to 7 year old’s continues this Saturday morning in Tir Conaill Park at 11am. The academy coaches all children the basics of football and hurling/camogie alongside drills in agility, balance and co ordination. New players and parents are always welcome.Mini LeaguesThe mini leagues for 4 to 8 year old’s continue every Wednesday night in Páirc Tír Conaill from 4:45pm to 5:45pm.Cúl Camp Bags The cúl camp bags have arrived into Tír Conaill and can be picked up on Saturday morning from 11am.U8 Boys FootballThey play a home blitz this weekend with St Eunans and St Mary’s Sligo attending. Start time at 11am.U13 Boys FootballThe U13’s lost out to St Nauls by two points on Friday night in Tir Coll Park. Be.st performers on the night were Ultan O’Grady, Senan Quinn, and Kevin Canny. U13 Girls FootballAnother fantastic win for the U13 ladies team on Monday at home against Naomh Chonaill with a scoreline 3-6 – 3-4 This was a very hard fought and close match that could have gone either way An excellent performance by the our defence with their never give up attitude kept the scoreline low in the first half 2 fantastic soaring runs from one end of the pitch to the other by Hannah Crawford leading to 2 fantastic goals edged Four Masters ahead and a combined team effort from everyone on the day ensured we edged this encounter by just 2 points. Well done to all the girls on this fantastic win. Thanx to all the wonderful support & cheering from home fans. Next up are St Nauls – our local rivals – away on Saturday morning – support will b greatly appreciated again. Report from Pauline Brogan.U16 Boys FootballThe U16’s beat Aodh Ruadh 0-12 to 1-04 on Wednesday night in Ballintra. They now play Killybegs in the regional semi final this Wednesday night in Dunkineely at 6:45pm. All support welcome for the lads. Camogie President Catherine Neary visits Tír Conaill ParkSaturday saw teams from all over County Donegal and also Na Magha from Derry coming to the Four Masters in Donegal Town to meet the Camogie President, Catherine Neary.  She was welcomed by a Four Masters Guard of Honour and shown through to the pitch where she was welcomed by all the camogs, coaches and parents.  The sun shone as presentations were made to the President from Club and County; to the Four Masters Minor team a new kit sponsored by the Donegal Town Credit Union; to the County’s first Minor league winners, Burt, who competed for the Marie Brennan Shield and to Marie’s father, Enda, a photograph of Marie and her camogie team from the late 1980s.  Marie’s former teacher and coach, Mary Walsh, gave a heartfelt speech reminiscing with her former team-mates of trainings and matches of years gone by.  This was followed by blitz games where all age groups had matches from U8s upwards and finishing with the Minors showing their skills to the junior players.  Thanks must go to all who helped make the day such a success; from the Four Masters – to all who set out the pitches, referreed games, flew flags, swept the changing rooms, made sandwiches and cakes, organised PA system, photography – so many to mention but mention should be made of Mary Canavan, Rosemary Myers, Breege O’Keeney, Michael Feeney, Mark Sweeney, Noel Ward, Linda Kennedy, Aislin Meehan, Anita Gillespie, Danny Haydn, Rory Kennedy, Fergal McAllister.Thanks very much to all the teams for travelling to their coaches and parents and of course thank you to Catherine for coming to visit.Huge thank yous must go to our local businesses who sponsored items on the day:The Solis, Lough Eske Castle, thank you to Sean Carney for his extreme generosity;Centra;Irish House;Linda’s Krusty Kitchen.Senior ChampionshipThe reserve and senior men’s football teams play Kilcar this Saturday in Killybegs. Throw in times are at 1:30pm and 3pm. All support welcome.Briga sponsor Senior men’s teamsThanks goes to Gareth Britton for his recent sponsorship of Briga tops, bags, t shirts and shorts for the senior and reserve teams. Club tops, t shirts and jerseys are available to buy in AllSports.Herron AutoThanks goes to Alan Herron, Eoghan Anderson and all at Herron Auto for their recent sponsorship of football and hurling gear through the points scheme.Donegal GAAJamie Crawford and Cathal Canavan played for the South Donegal U15 development squad in St Aiden’s Templeport in Cavan on Saturday morning. The Donegal team defeated the full Fermanagh county team well before drawing with a strong Cavan team.Minor Ladies FootballHard luck to the minor ladies football team who lost out to Naomh Muire on Sunday morning. Best performers on the day were Casey Harvey, Rebecca Faulkner, and Ciara Doogan.2015 Training Pitch Development DrawTickets for the 2015 Training Pitch Development Draw are out now from all senior club members. There a number of excellent prizes including All Ireland Final tickets, shopping vouchers, and an overnight stay. Tickets cost €5 for a single ticket or €20 for 5. All monies raised from this fundraiser go towards paying for the new training pitch in Tir Conaill which is used by all 24 club teams. Sold tickets can be returned in the Abbey Hotel on Monday night from 9pm to 9:30pm.Virtual Sod FundraiserThe virtual sod fundraiser is ongoing in the club with lots of members signing up so far. The cost of the virtual sod is €20 with all people signed up receiving a certificate and their name going on a large wall display in Tir Conaill. Contact Eamonn Gorrell (08766740053) or Deborah Rose (0879869192) if you wish to support the club in this fundraiser. All money raised goes towards the ongoing pitch developments in Páirc Tír Conaill.CongratulationsWell done to Paul Durcan who picked up an Irish News Ulster All Star for his performances throughout the 2015 Championship. Four other Donegal players picked up awards on night; Neil McGee, Ryan McHugh, Neil Gallagher and Michael Murphy. Congratulations also goes to former player Aaron Charles who got married in Canada last week.Social MediaWe can be followed via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, or our TeamApp. Our website club website has also recently been revamped, check it out at www.fourmastersgaa.comGAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS U13 GIRLS TEAM EARN BRILLAINT WIN OVER NAOMH CONAILL was last modified: September 8th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAASportlast_img read more

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Vinnie Jones ‘outraged’ at Gazza’s Scottish Hall of Fame snub, slams SFA

first_img 4 “When Gazza went to Rangers, he lit up Scottish football. The SFA were absolutely proud as punch to have a player of Gazza’s calibre playing in Scotland.“Now, after football if you develop some mental health problems they have got to be addressed. Alcoholism is a disease, it’s uncontrollable, and Gazza has worked his backside off over the last couple of years to sort those problems out.“He’s on the road to recovery and this is massive kick in the nuts. 4 Vinnie and Gazza were recently reunited by talkSPORT for a special podcast Vinne Jones has voiced his outrage at the Scottish FA for their treatment of his friend Gazza has been denied entry to the Scottish Football Hall of Fame Rangers legend Gazza was due to be inducted at a dinner in Glasgow on October 21, having been nominated by the public and selected by an expert panel.But the organisers have now performed a U-turn, revealing on Thursday that Gascoigne will no longer be inducted.Reports have claimed Scottish Football Assocation board members threatened to boycott the event over Gazza’s nomination, with some voicing their concerns over his suitability for a spot.A statement from the Scottish Football Hall of Fame read: “Further to consultation with the chair and members of the Scottish Football Hall of Fame committee, due to a number of factors including ongoing enquiries, and concerns over the state of Paul’s health, it has been decided to withdraw the nomination of Paul Gascoigne at this time from this year’s nomination process.”And the decision has enraged former on-pitch rival and now close friend Jones, who phoned into talkSPORT on Friday morning to voice his disgust with the SFA.“I’m absolutely outraged about this,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. Vinne Jones has told talkSPORT he is ‘absolutely outraged’ with the decision to withdraw Paul Gascoigne’s nomination to the Scottish Football Hall of Fame due to concerns over his health.The former Wimbledon star has also called for mental health experts to get involved, branding the snub a ‘massive kick in the nuts to a man in recovery’.center_img Gazza won both Scottish player of the year awards in his first season with Rangers Asked if he has a message of support for Gazza, Jones added: “I’m just ready to give him a big cuddle.“This has really hurt me and I know it’s going to hurt him real bad.“It’s an embarrassment to the Scottish FA, it doesn’t matter who it is who has done this. The health people should absolutely jump on this now.” 4 4 “It’s absolutely disgraceful, boys. Disgraceful.“This is a massive setback for the boy. I haven’t spoken to him yet today, but I’m absolutely gutted for him“This is something people involved with mental health should get involved in now and have their say, because Gazza developed some problems after football. We talk about depression, how’s he going to feel now that they’ve done this?LISTEN: Vinnie Jones and Gazza Re:United for special talkSPORT show“In England, Scotland, for Tottenham and Newcastle – he was the crown prince of football that time. Give him the award he deserves and don’t knock him for what’s happened after football.“What happens after football with your mental health has got nothing to do with your contribution on the pitch.“ 👏 This was incredible…Vinnie Jones passionately defends Paul Gascoigne after the “absolutely disgraceful” decision to withdraw Gazza’s Scottish Hall of Fame nomination.”I’m ready to give him a big cuddle. This has really hurt me and it will hurt him.”📻 Listen ↓ pic.twitter.com/vNqVUHDEl0— The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast (@SportsBreakfast) October 12, 2018last_img read more

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SHORTAGE OF NURSES PUTS PLANNED HOSPITAL WING OPENING IN DOUBT

first_imgThe opening of Letterkenny General Hospital’s long-awaited new wing could be in doubt once again, Donegal Daily has learned.The multi-million unit, which includes a new Accident and Emergency Department, is due to open in September after a delay of more than a year.However nursing unions have expressed fears there may not be enough manpower to staff the new facility. A meeting between nursing staff and hospital management is now due to take place on August 31st to review the situation.A nursing source at the hospital told us that operating the current A&E is a challenge without the pressure of a new, larger unit being opened.“The nursing staff are delighted the new wing is almost ready to be opened.“However there is a genuine concern that staffing levels are just not adequate to run the facility. “A meeting will take place on August 31st to get reassurances that the manpower is there to operate the facility to the highest standard,” said the source. SHORTAGE OF NURSES PUTS PLANNED HOSPITAL WING OPENING IN DOUBT was last modified: August 3rd, 2012 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:delayLetterkenny General Hospitalnursing staffOPENINGlast_img read more

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