Updated: Man dies in overnight house fire in Downings

first_img Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Newsx Adverts WhatsApp Previous articleLK Gardai uncover massive haul of stolen goods including a fitted kitchenNext articlePringle urges people to support SNA rally next week News Highland Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Twitter Updated: Man dies in overnight house fire in Downingscenter_img Pinterest Facebook Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week By News Highland – July 7, 2011 An investigation is ongoing into an overnight house fire in Downing which claimed the life of a man in his 90’s.He has been named locally as Neil  McClaffertyA passerby spotting smoke and flames coming from the building at 1.40 am and called the emergency services. Fire units from Milford, Falcarragh and the voluntary unit from Carrigart attended the scene.It is understood Mr McClafferty lived alone in the house.Donegal’s Chief Fire Officer is Bobby McMenamin, he has been outling what happened:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/bob10down.mp3[/podcast] Google+ Google+last_img read more

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Saint Mary’s faculty, students travel to see Shakespeare play

first_imgThe Saint Mary’s College english and humanistic studies departments have teamed up to arrange their annual trip to a Chicago Shakespeare performance at Navy Pier.Students and faculty were able to visit Chicago on Saturday to see a matinee performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”The trip is open to a variety of majors and the only requirement is that the students be interested in Shakespeare.Chicago Shakespeare normally performs at Navy Pier in downtown Chicago, however, they also give performances to schools in the area and host a wide variety of educational programs. According to the company’s website, there are currently two plays being performed: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Us/Them.” The company also does a program called Abridged Shakespeare, which cuts down the traditional plays to a shorter length for families or younger school groups.Students and faculty from Saint Mary’s carpooled to Chicago to see the company perform. In past years, a bus was provided for students who wished to make the trip but this year, it was up to students and faculty to find transportation. However, the students who decided to go made it work. Senior biology major Jordan Myers has been on the trip before and said she greatly enjoyed it in the past. Myers said in an email that the decision not to rent a bus did not impact her enjoyment of the trip as a whole.“We were able to drive there with our professors, then had a quick lunch on Navy Pier,” Myers said. “We had some time on the pier, then we saw the play, which was fantastic.” Myers and other students were able to meet and take photos with the actors and actresses after the play. They also learned about what it takes to perform Shakespeare, she said.“I gained a fuller picture of what Shakespeare might have had in mind in his time,” Myers said. “And, we learned about the different ways to portray characters and the stage.” After the trip, students were able to see the city lights at night from Navy Pier and have a quick dinner before returning to Saint Mary’s.Myers said the trip would be beneficial to younger students looking to learn about Shakespeare and English in general.“Shakespeare is all about his plays,” she said. “Why study his works at all if you don’t get to see any?” Tags: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Chicago Shakespeare, Shakespearelast_img read more

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Haiti AIDS research clinic wins top global health prize

first_imgHealthLifestyleNewsRegional Haiti AIDS research clinic wins top global health prize by: – December 30, 2013 Tweet Share 18 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) – A world-renowned clinic in Haiti that has become a leader in global health leading the fight against HIV/AIDS has won a top global health prize.The Haitian Group for the Study of Kaposi’s Sarcoma and Opportunistic Infections (GHESKIO) has been named a recipient of the 2013 World Health Organization’s (WHO) Stop TB Partnership Kochon Prize in Tuberculosis, according to the Miami Herald.Founder Dr Jean William Pape was informed of the honour in a December 20 letter from Partnership Executive Secretary Lucica Ditiu, the paper said.The annual prize is given to organizations that have made a significant contribution to combating TB.This year’s US$65,000 prize was designated for fighting TB in conflict and refugee areas.“GHESKIO’s leading work in HIV and TB for the past three decades and more recently for providing treatment services for the 1.5 million people who were internally displaced by Haiti’s earthquake in 2010 were especially commended,” says Ditiu in her letter.After Haiti’s devastating earthquake, four years ago next month, Ditiu noted that GHESKIO sent mobile teams into the newly-erected refugee camps to screen people for TB and opened a field hospital to provide care.Ditiu said the group has continued to work with those affected by the disaster, and a subsequent cholera outbreak.The Kochon prize is funded by the Kochon Foundation, a nonprofit organization, based in South Korea, with winners are selected by the Stop TB Partnership, an international body that is housed at the Washington-based WHO.Pape said the funds will help toward the construction of a TB hospital in Haiti.The award ceremony for the Kochon Prize will take place on January 31 in Cape Town, South Africa.Caribbean Media Corporationlast_img read more

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Wenger fumes over gruelling schedule

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsene Wenger has criticised the gruelling schedule that forces Arsenal to play three games in the space of just seven days.Wenger’s side eased to a 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Monday thanks to Alexandre Lacazette’s brace at the Emirates Stadium in London.But Wenger and his players had little time to reflect on that success before they board a flight to Belarus for Thursday’s Europa League clash with Bate Borisov.Once that draining trip is out of the way, Arsenal have been given only 48 hours to recover before they are due to host Brighton in another important Premier League fixture early on Sunday afternoon.Wenger is frustrated by the way the Premier League fixture planners give in to the demands of television broadcasters without considering the effect it has on players.Asked if he would field a weaker team against Borisov in Europe’s second-tier tournament, Wenger said: “I have a decision to make. At the moment I would say the schedule for us is a bit cruel.“We play Monday night, we play in Borisov on Thursday, and we play Sunday morning.“We have to accept it, but I will go with a team of senior players and certainly a young bench. “There’s no need to talk to the Premier League because it is television who decides.“For the team selection it has an impact.”In the midst of such a busy week, Wenger was relieved to see off obdurate Albion, who could have taken the lead but had an early penalty appeal not given before Lacazette opened the scoring with a 20th-minute header.Lacazette doubled Arsenal’s lead with a second-half penalty awarded for Allan Nyom’s foul on Aaron Ramsey.With four goals since his close-season move from Lyon, the France striker is starting to repay his hefty price tag.“He’s not only a goal scorer, his link up play is good, he fights as well,” Wenger said.“He’s not fazed by the physical challenges West Brom gave us. Overall he adapts very well.”Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

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Fantastic double for England in European Nations Cup

first_img The England men’s team pulled off a fantastic double with a consecutive clean sweep at the European Nations Cup in Sotogrande, Spain.The quartet of Bailey Gill, Ben Jones, Tom Plumb, and Tom Sloman successfully defended the trophy, with Sloman winning the individual title in a tense finale.The championship was contested by 15 countries and this is England’s eighth win. Previous victories were scored in 2018, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2004.Meanwhile the England women’s team came third in their event in their best-ever result in this championship.The men won by eight shots at the end of a tough week, when a brutal wind made playing conditions difficult. Men’s team manager Gareth Jenkins commented: “This is a tremendous achievement.“The wind was really, really strong for the first two days and then it was swirling, making it very difficult on a course where you have to have pin point accuracy,“But the boys just dug in and they were really fantastic. It was a whole team effort and while it was never easy, it was great fun.”The team were in third place after the first round, but took the lead at the halfway stage and held on from there.They set out on today’s final round with an eight shot advantage over Holland, only to see that halved after the first three holes when their opponents made a fast start. But England kept playing steadily and the challenge faded.Sloman, however, had a roller-coaster on his way to the individual title. He had a two shot lead going into the final round but he struggled until an eagle three on the 14th put him right back in the mix.His dramas continued until the 18th, where his drive finished in the trees, but he managed a par after holing out from 15ft, completing the last five holes in one-under. It proved to be a winner when Germany’s Jannik de Bruyn missed from 4ft, failing to force a play-off.The women’s team of Georgina Blackman, Emily Toy and Bel Wardle were lying second with a round to play and were disappointed to slip back to third. But, team manager Jenny Henderson commented: “It was a good week for the women on a challenging golf course which demanded excellence in all areas. An exceptional work ethic ensured they were prepared to battle through windy conditions to put themselves in contention on the final day.”She added: “This is one of the few events where England Golf have the opportunity to send a male and female team and the dynamic has been great, with both teams working together and supporting each other throughout.”Players:MenBailey Gill, Lindrick, YorkshireBen Jones, Northamptonshire County, NorthamptonshireTom Plumb, Yeovil, SomersetTom Sloman, Taunton & Pickeridge, SomersetWomenGeorgina Blackman, Chelmsford, Essex,Emily Toy, Carlyon Bay, Cornwall,Bel Wardle, Prestbury, CheshireClick here for full scoresCaption: Back row, from left, Tom Plumb and Bailey Gill; front row, from left, Gareth Jenkins, Tom Sloman and Ben Jones. 13 Apr 2019 Fantastic double for England in European Nations Cup Tags: elite golf, England teams, European Nations Cuplast_img read more

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Leafs, Hawks battle to 3-3 OT tie on opening night of KIJHL

first_imgThe teams were tied 1-1 after two periods before the Hawks scored twice in a span of 39 seconds in the second period to grab a 3-2 lead in the third.Adam Maida was in goal for Nelson while Carson Schamerhorn played in the pipes for the Hawks.Nelson gets right back at it Saturday as the Leafs play host to another Murdoch rival, Castlegar Rebels at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Meanwhile Beaver Valley returns home for banner raising night as the club hosts 100 Mile House at 7:30 p.m. in the Hawks Nest.100 Mile double Grand Forks 4-2In Grand Forks, visiting 100 Mile House Wranglers scored twice in the third period to snap a 2-2 and defeat the Border Bruins 4-2.Matt Lucero and Michael Rand scored for the Bruins.Justin Bond, Stephen Egan, Devan Suidy and Micky Turner scored for the Wranglers. Rookie forward Sam Webber scored a power play goal in the third period to lift the Nelson Leafs to a a 3-3 tie against the defending Western Canadian Junior B Hockey Champs on opening night of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks Friday at the NDCC Arena.This was the third consecutive time this season the teams have played to a draw — Nelson and Beaver Valley twice tied during the preseason.Robson Cramer and Rayce Miller also scored for the Leafs who were out shot 30-29 by the Hawks.Sam Swanson, Michael Pruss and Kyle Hope replied for the Hawks.last_img read more

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