Slight improvement in overcrowding crisis at Letterkenny General

first_img WhatsApp By News Highland – January 8, 2015 Pinterest Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE Facebook Previous articleCross border delegation meeting the North’s Regional Development MinisterNext articlePolice investigation into Bloody Sunday will start on January 12th News Highland HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Slight improvement in overcrowding crisis at Letterkenny General Google+ Google+ Twitter Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers center_img WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Pinterest Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released There has been a slight fall in the number of people waiting for a bed at Letterkenny General Hospital.According to figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Association 25 people are either on trolleys or in wards at the hospital.That figure compares to 27 yesterday.The Minister for Health has appealed to senior doctors in the health service to do extra work, as a way of tackling the crisis in emergency departments.Minister Leo Varadkar’s called on HSE staff to put in additional hours to help reduce the pressure:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/23LEO.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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NAMB plans for busy conference schedule

first_imgThe National Association of Master Bakers (NAMB) has a raft of activities planned for its 122nd annual conference, taking place from 8-11 May at The Highcliff Marriott, Bournemouth.On Saturday 9 May, a golf tournament – The Neil Houliston Cup – will be played at the nearby Meyrick Park Golf Club. There is also a sightseeing boat trip around the coast for Association members. A Saturday night cocktail party will be followed by a four-course banquet meal, the presidential speech and music.Sunday morning kicks off with the AGM, followed by a panel of speakers: Kevin Kingsland, chartered psychologist, TSRi; Joe Hale, consultant, Dragon Brands; and David Powell, Master of the Worshipful Company. The afternoon will see the installation of president elect, Neil MacSymons, as well as a church service, presided over by Paul Jones of former 1960s rhythm and blues band Manfred Mann. And an evening cocktail party has The Wurzles as its theme, with music by tribute band The Mangled Wurzles.l For details, contact Karen Dear on 01920 860117.last_img read more

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Miami Officer Charged After Video Shows His Knee on Woman’s Neck

first_img“The two videos you are about to see show a number of different facts and circumstances, which call into question the truthfulness of the filed affidavit that was used to criminally charge Safiya Satchell,” Katherine Fernandez Rundel, Miami-Dade State Attorney said, at a press conference Thursday.Matel stated that he was working the off-duty detail at the business when he was approached by management in reference to someone trespassing. He added that he was wearing a police uniform displaying “conspicuous police markings.”The 33-year-old Satchell was being “disorderly and disrespectful toward the members of the staff,” according to the police report. It added that the manager wanted her to leave.According to the police report, Martel said the woman, “…purposely and maliciously…struck me on the right part of my lower lip with a closed fist ..(she) continued to fight officers by kicking and punching…”He also stated that he had given Satchell multiple verbal commands to step out of her black Mercedes SUV or “she would be arrested.” The report states that she refused to comply.When she exited the vehicle, the officer said he redirected her to the ground using a ”leg sweep technique.”She allegedly continue to kick and punch.At that point, Martel told Satchell to comply or she would be tased. “The defendant still refused to comply causing me to retrieve my department issued taser at which point I drive stunned her at least 2 times seeking compliance,” according to the report.Following a short struggle, he was able to put Satchell in handcuffs with help from another officer.#NEW #INFO: Former @MGPDFL #police officer Jordy Yanes Martel will likely be charged w battery and official misconduct. We confirmed he turned himself in at TGK & State Attoney @KathyFndzRundle will show video of alleged misconduct in her press conference at 230pm. @WPLGLocal10 pic.twitter.com/utBK9YxFe2— Hatzel Vela (@HatzelVelaWPLG) June 25, 2020 The FDLE says the woman suffered numerous cuts and bruises, in addition to abrasions on her stomach from the taser.“It is so important that allegations of excessive use of force in law enforcement are fully investigated, not only for the betterment of the community, but also for those law enforcement officers dedicated to public service and helping others,” said FDLE Miami Special Agent in Charge Troy Walker. “We appreciate our partnership with State Attorney Kathleen Fernandez Rundle and Miami Gardens PD.”“Yanes Martel took Ms. Satchell to the ground and once on the ground, Martel allegedly used excessive force by putting his knee on Ms. Satchell’s neck,” Rundle said.The charges against Satchell have since been dropped.“We are pleased to have been notified that FDLE and the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Public Corruption Unit have taken action against this former officer. It is long overdue for civilian oversight of our cities’ police departments to ensure our officers are not just serving but protecting our community,” according to a statement from Satchell’s attorney, Jonathan Jordan.“If you’re an officer that has broken policy or acted under color of law with a belief that Black Lives don’t Matter, you ought to be looking over your shoulder because the chickens have finally come home to roost. My client deserves to witness justice be served in this prosecution against this former officer where so many others in her position have not been as fortunate,” Jordan continued.The investigation will be prosecuted by the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office.Martel is being represented by the South Florida Benevolent Association, who stated that their concern over “recent nationwide events surrounding law enforcement played into today’s actions… Law enforcement officers are not above the law, but they deserve the same rights as any other citizen and, that is innocence until proven guilty.”He was fired from the police department on June 18 for “egregious behavior,” according to Miami Gardens Police Chief Delma Noel Pratt. A former Miami Gardens police officer is facing charges, after a video shows him with his knee on a woman’s neck.The officer, 30-year-old Yanes Martel, was charged Thursday with two counts of official misconduct and four counts of battery.He is being held at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on $6,000 bond.The charges result from a January incident in which Martel was working off-duty security at an adult club in Miami.The manager of the club told agents that he asked Martel to give a woman, who was later identified as Safiya Satchell, a trespass warning, after she reoprtedly harassed the wait staff and then threw money at a waitress.The Florida Department of Law Enforcement concluded after an investigation that Martel had “no legal authority to detain the victim,” that he forcibly removed her from her vehicle, and that he took the victim to the ground and subsequently knelt on her neck.FDLE agents say that Satchell, who is Black, was in her vehicle trying to leave the club, when she was stopped by Martel.According to the FDLE, Martel told Satchell that she was being trespassed and told her to get out of her car and to walk to his police car.The report states, “The victim refused to walk to the police car and instead offered to drive over. “#BREAKING: @SouthFloridaPBA confirms to @WPLGLocal10 former @MGPDFL police officer Jordy Yanes Martel has turned himself in, now facing charges over use of force from January incident at @Tootsiescabaret. State Attorney @KathyFndzRundle will not confirm until 230 press conf. pic.twitter.com/19sna6WXSR— Hatzel Vela (@HatzelVelaWPLG) June 25, 2020last_img read more

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GCB U-19 inter-county one-day competition bowls off today

first_imgTHE one-day version of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB)/ Hand-in-Hand Mutual Fire Insurance Company Limited-sponsored under-19 Inter-County cricket competition bowls off today with two matches from 09:30hrsToday’s first round is set for the Police Sports Club ground where Demerara will face the Select Under-17 team, while at the Everest Cricket Club ground, Berbice will oppose Essequibo.The competition is being used as a yardstick by the junior selectors to pick the Guyana team for the West Indies Cricket Board’s (WICB) Regional under-19 competition scheduled for later this year.The competition, which will be played on a round robin basis, is expected to be keenly contested.Round two will be played on Wednesday, with Berbice facing Demerara at the National Stadium, Providence, and Essequibo playing the Select Under-17 at the Police ground in Eve Leary.Essqequibo captain Mark WilliamsThe third round is scheduled for Thursday, with Demerara opposing Essequibo at the National Stadium, Providence, and Berbice facing the Select Under-17 at Everest.The top two teams will play the final on Friday at the National Stadium, Providence.The three-day format will commence on June 6 and concludes on June 16. Below are the four squads that will compete in the tournament.Demerara: Bhaskar Yadram (Captain), Ronaldo Ali Mohamed (Vice-captain), Joshua Persaud, Raymond Perez, Navendra Persaud, Ramnarine Chatura, Richie Looknauth, Keshram Seybodan, Stephon Wilson, Sagar Hatheramani, Dwayne Dick, Kishna Singh, Garvin Boodwah, Dambuka Nqgando, Darshan Persaud, Mark Jeffers, Kennard Moonsammy, Mark Ramsammy and Himanauth Dindyal. Omar Hussain (Manager), Reon King (Coach), Dhanpaul (Assistant Coach).Essequibo: Mark Williams (captain), Sachin Persaud, Kurt Lovell, Adrian Campbell, Mark Ramsammy, Joshua Jones, Quintin Sampson, Beesham Moses, Leslie Allen, Sheldon Charles, Mahindra Persaud, Chanderpaul Mohabir, Kellin Davis, Joel Fortune and Azeem Habib. Loaknauth Persaud (Manager), Andy Ramnarine (Coach).Berbice: Adrian Sukwah, Kevin Sinclair, Sasenarine Sukhoo, Veramootoo Senwasane, Javid Karim, Matthew Hardyal, Daniel Samaroo, Emmanuel Seecharran, Karan Arjpaul, Keith Simpson, Deon Sinclair, Sylus Tyndall, Raymond Vankenic and Steve Deonarine. Michael Newland (Manager), Adrian Amsterdam (Coach).Select Under-17: Alex Alvin Algoo, Sachin Stefan Singh, Orlando Jailall, Junior Alvin Sinclair, Kevlon Alston Anderson, Kevin Imran Christian, Robin Williams, Lance Rusell Roberts, Alphius Malcolm Bookie, Rajendra Singh, Nigel Deodat, Ashmead Romanno Nedd, Pradesh Ballkishun, Kelvin Umroa, Mark Gary Rankin, Gevon Shemar Schultz, Reyaz Khan and Qumar Tychicus Torrington. Nazeer Mohamed (Manager), Orin Bailey (Coach).last_img read more

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Five Nigeria Players Who Could Move During the Winter Transfer Window

first_img With the January transfer window less than 72 hours away from now, some Nigerian players are expected to join in the transfer train. AOIFootball.com looks at five Nigeria players who could change clubs in the coming days. Oghenekharo Etebo: He is one Nigerian who will definitely be on the move this January. The Super Eagles’ midfielder is expected to join Portuguese giants FC Porto from CD Feirense in the coming days.The Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallist has been Feirense’s best player by a distance this season, scoring four times and his impressive display has been sported by the league leaders who are keen to add the Nigerian to boost their chances of winning the league. Ahmed Musa: If there is any Nigerian currently waiting for the start of the transfer window, it has to be Super Eagles’ winger, Ahmed Musa who has been frozen out by Leicester this season.The former CSKA Moscow man is expected to finalise a contract agreement with Stoke City in the next few days, as he looks to reignite his career and boost his chances of playing in the World Cup next year.  Shehu Abdullahi: The Super Eagles’ right-back is attracting offers the likes of Birmingham City, Trabzonspor and Freiburg who are looking to add the defender to their squad in January.Abdullahi, who currently has six months left on his contract with Anorthosis Famagusta, could be sold in January by the club, so as not to lose one of their most priced assets for free in the summer. Kelechi Iheanacho: The January window could be a now or never opportunity for the Super Eagles’ star to quit former Premier League champions, Leicester City, having failed to break into the first team.Iheanacho, who arrived during last summer transfer window for a club record fee of around 25 million pounds from Manchester City, has failed to adapt with the Foxes’ style of play, playing second fiddle to Shinji Okazaki. The Nigerian has not featured for Leicester in any of their last eight EPL outings and should now be looking for a way out in January to boost his chances of making the Super Eagles’ World Cup squad. Imoh Ezekiel: After been told his services are no longer needed by Turkish club, Konyaspor, the former U-23 striker is one man on the hunt for a new club during the transfer window.Ezekiel left Konyaspor due to a breach of contract and is thought to be keen on a return to former club Standard Liege in Belgium, with some clubs in the Middle East also showing interest in the Nigerian.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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