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Over half of residents in Donegal nursing home die from Covid-19

first_imgIt’s emerged that more than half of the residents from a Donegal nursing home have died from Covid-19 – the highest percentage of deaths in any nursing home nationwide.The Rock in Ballyshannon was closed a month ago following a suspected outbreak at the HSE-run facility and the 19 residents were moved to a nearby nursing home.Figures released yesterday show that 10 of the residents have since lost their lives to Covid-19.However, Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty requested this report earlier in the week and was told the information wasn’t available.He says serious questions need to be answered by the HSE:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/PEARgfhgfhgfhSEHOMES.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest By News Highland – May 29, 2020 WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furthercenter_img Facebook Over half of residents in Donegal nursing home die from Covid-19 Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleGAA in no rush to return to staging matchesNext articlePublic sector workers to get planned pay rise News Highland Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNewslast_img read more

Shoulders Welcomes Selby to Commissioners Race

first_imgBen Shoulders, Democrat candidate for Vanderburgh County Commissioner, District 1, tonight released the following statement regarding the entrance of Sean Selby into the race as the Republican candidate:“I would like to congratulate Sean Selby on winning the Republican Party caucus tonight, and to welcome him to the race for County Commissioner, District 1. In the coming months, I look forward to the opportunity to exchange ideas about how to build an even stronger and more vibrant Vanderburgh County.”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

How has Covid-19 outbreak impacted your business?

first_imgIn the past two months, bakery businesses and their suppliers have been through greater upheaval than at any time since World War II.Some saw virtually all their trade disappear overnight when pubs, restaurants and schools shut their doors. Other closed up shop over fears they would find it impossible to keep staff and customers safe from infection.Meanwhile, those supplying the supermarkets saw demand soar as retailers struggled to keep bread and baked goods on shelves.But, in many cases, businesses transformed themselves overnight, finding new routes-to-market – whether that is delivering direct to consumers or securing new retail listings.If you run a bakery business or supply bakery firms with ingredients or equipment, we want to hear how your business was impacted by the outbreak.Please take a few minutes to fill in our brief survey and help us get a picture of how coronavirus has affected the baking industry, and how it has reacted to the challenges.last_img read more

NBA wrap: Warriors dominate Thunder, clinch playoff berth

first_img Malcolm Brogdon injury update: Bucks G out indefinitely with torn plantar fascia in foot The Warriors still have the best record in the Western Conference, but nothing is a lock. The fifth place Thunder have now lost their last two games and have a tough schedule ahead of them.Studs of the NightBradley Beal scored 40 points in the Wizards’ 135-128 victory against the Grizzlies.Devin Booker totaled 40 points and 13 assists as Phoenix edged out New Orleans 138-136.Kyrie Irving was just short of a triple-double with 30 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, helping the Celtics top the Hawks 129-120.Dud of the NightRicky Rubio scored 12 points on 2-of-13 shooting, but the Jazz still beat the Nets handily, 114-98. HighlightsDwight Powell gathered an alley-oop for an impressive finish at the rim as the Mavericks handed the Cavaliers a 121-116 loss.What a finish from Dwight Powell! 💥#MFFL 100#BeTheFight 88💻📱: https://t.co/cb8TXyNer6 pic.twitter.com/Io8irLL5IP— NBA (@NBA) March 17, 2019Paul Millsap sealed the deal in Denver’s 102-100 victory against Indiana with a clutch left-handed layup.PAUL MILLSAP COMING THROUGH CLUTCH!!#MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/xeB1I71EDj— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) March 17, 2019What’s Next?76ers (44-25) at Bucks (52-17) — Philadelphia is riding a three-game winning streak and has all its major players back in the fold. Milwaukee has the best record in the NBA, but just lost a key piece in Malcolm Brogdon to injury. This matchup will show how much the Bucks’ loss of depth will affect their success against elite talent. CJ McCollum injury update: Trail Blazers guard to miss at least week with strained kneecenter_img The Warriors didn’t have a problem taking down the Thunder on Saturday.Golden State was dominant in its 110-88 victory over Oklahoma City and managed to clinch a playoff berth at the final buzzer. Although the Warriors have been missing a star in Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry lit the opposition up by scoring a game-high 33 points. He was trailed by Klay Thompson, who posted 23.Paul George had a decent showing for Oklahoma City, scoring 29 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. But Russell Westbrook’s seven points on 2-of-16 shooting didn’t do the squad any favors.  Related Newslast_img read more

MIRIAM O’CALLAGHAN AND JIM McGUINNESS TO SPEAK AT MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE

first_imgFrank McBreartyMay is the Month of Mental Health Awareness and Mayor of Donegal Cllr. Frank McBrearty Jnr is inviting you to come along to the National Conference on Sport Aiding Mental-Health (SAM).Donegal Daily is a proud supporter of the conference.This conference will be chaired by well known RTE presenter Miriam O’Callaghan and includes a list of special guest speakers including Minister for State Kathleen Lynch TD and Jim McGuinness. There will be a number of discussions with expert panelists including Dr. Tony Bates founding Director of Headstrong the National Centre for Youth Mental Health, Charlie McHugh, well known Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist along with a number of sports personalities including Patsy McGonagle, Anne-Marie McDaid, Myles Sweeney and Anne-Marie Ward.The conference will also include exhibitions and stands from numerous groups and organisations that are providing services and supports throughout the country.The National Conference on Sport Aiding Mental-Health (SAM) will take place on Friday 31 May 2013 from 9.30am to 4.30pm in Finn Suite, Jacksons Hotel, Ballybofey, Co. DonegalEveryone is welcome and although the conference is free, booking is essential. To book your place email [email protected] or call 074 91 53900.  MIRIAM O’CALLAGHAN AND JIM McGUINNESS TO SPEAK AT MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE was last modified: May 23rd, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:MIRIAM O’CALLAGHAN AND JIM McGUINNESS TO SPEAK AT MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCElast_img read more

Warriors mailbag: What to make of the Warriors’ drama

first_imgDALLAS — “Don’t ask me about that again.”Those were the words Kevin Durant said to me in a stern tone following the Warriors’ loss to the Houston Rockets on Thursday. Safe to say that Durant does not like fielding questions about where things stand with Draymond Green, who served a one-game suspension this week after berating him with vulgarities and references to his pending free agency.None offense taken. It comes with the territory. But in the spirit of another Warriors mailbag, feel …last_img read more

What the Warriors and NBA are saying about Steph Curry’s broken hand

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile device Reaction to Stephen Curry’s left hand injury suffered Wednesday night was swift and universal:“Are you kidding me?”It appeared to be an innocent play. Curry attempted to split two defenders on his way to the bucket. He fell to the floor. While he was bracing on the floor, the Phoenix Suns’ Aron Baynes fell on Curry. Baynes later apologized to Warriors coach Steve Kerr. “It was just a random basketball …last_img read more

St. Bernard’s girls, boys win basketball home-openers

first_imgHome, home at last.Both the Crusaders boys and girls basketball teams played in front of their home fans for the first time this season on Tuesday — and both gave the Crusaders faithful yet another thing to cheer about less than a week after the school’s football team captured a state title.Girls basketballJosie Petersen scored 18 points and Mackenzie Finck chipped in 10 more to lead the St. Bernard’s girls basketball team to a narrow 48-46 win over visiting Laytonville, Tuesday evening at …last_img read more

Investment in African mega projects on the boil

first_img10 March 2015Investment in African mega projects surged 46% to $326-billion (almost R4-trillion) in 2014, led by heavy investment in transport, energy and power, according to the third annual Deloitte African Construction Trends Report, which monitors progress on capital intensive infrastructure on the continent.To qualify for inclusion in the report, projects must be valued at more than $50- million and had to have broken ground by at least 1 June 2014. While the number of projects that qualified for inclusion in the 2014 report fell to 257 from 322 the year before, the total value of projects under construction increased from $222.77-billion in 2013.“Africa’s rapidly growing middle class continues to drive demand for sustainable social infrastructure,” said Andre Pottas, Deloitte regional director. “Africa is en route to a brighter future and overall we see the opportunities surpassing the challenges facing our continent.”Of the projects in the 2014 Deloitte African Construction Trends Report, 143 were led by the public sector; a further 88 were private sector initiatives and 26 were classified as public private partnerships (PPPs). Energy and power accounted for 37% of the mega projects undertaken in Africa in 2014, followed by transport (34%), mining (9%), property (6%), water (5%), oil and gas (4%), mixed use facilities (2%) and health care (1%).“More than 10% of the projects included in this year’s survey were structured as PPPs, which is an increase from about 4% the previous year,” said Pottas. “That is very encouraging to see as we believe that significant private sector participation is required alongside government initiatives in order to enable Africa to close its infrastructure gap with the rest of the world.”Southern Africa led construction activity on the continent, accounting for $144.89- billion in projects, or 44.5% of the total value. West Africa overtook East Africa, with the region attracting $74.84-billion in projects, or 23% of the total projects on the continent by value.Central Africa experienced a massive 117% surge in the value of construction projects, which reached $33.21-billion while North Africa saw the value of construction projects jump almost 36% to $9.12-billion. East Africa experienced a moderate 10% decline in the value of projects, which nevertheless totalled a respectable $60.67-billion in 2014.“Africa continues to be a magnet for foreign direct investment (FDI) and intra-African capital inflows,” said Pottas. “With a 76% completion rate of projects collected from our previous report, expectations remain high for infrastructure to provide the developing continent with much needed market expansion.”Africa’s infrastructural transformation is being driven by increased output in the natural resources sector, which in turn has underpinned rising fiscal expenditure on infrastructure projects to facilitate rising international trade with the continent.At the same time, rapidly growing urbanisation and rising domestic demand in Africa has ushered in an unprecedented wave of foreign direct investment in the continent’s biggest and most dynamic economies.“The African Construction Trends report confirms continued, intensive construction activity across the continent. The journey may not be high speed just yet but it is unfolding at a steadily increasing pace.”Source: Deloittelast_img read more

Bengal Governor, State at loggerheads

first_imgThe newly appointed Governor of West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankar has taken on State Education Minister and Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee over incidents of violence on the campus of Jadavpur University in Kolkata on Thursday evening.The Governor had intervened to personally escort Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Babul Supriyo from the campus amid protests and heckling from students, who objected to his presence.Mr. Chatterjee had claimed that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had requested the Governor not to go to the university at the peak of commotion and to “give the government some time to peacefully solve the issue.”“This is most unfortunate and shocking that our Governor, the custodian of the Constitution of the State, without informing the elected government went to the so-called rescue of the BJP leader from Jadavpur University… Chief Minister requested him several times that the Governor being the constitutional head need not go at this moment. The CM requested him to give the government some time to peacefully solve the issue,” Mr. Chatterjee said.A press note issued by Mr. Dhankar’s office said, the Minister was not aware of the developments that took place before the Governor went to the University to rescue Mr. Supriyo. “Obviously, he did not know of the developments that took place between the Governor and the DGP [Director General of Police]/ CS [Chief Secretary] as also the conversation with the Honorable Chief Minister,” the press note said.Mr. Supriyo, along with designer Agnimitra Paul, had gone to the campus to attend a seminar organised by the Akhil Bhartiya Vidarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Thursday. However, several students had protested against their entry by raising black flags and asked him to leave. The situation escalated when Mr. Supriyo refused to budge. As tensions rose, he remained stuck inside the college premises till the Governor arrived at around 8 p.m. and escorted him out.Meanwhile, members of ABVP and BJP forcefully entered the college premises, vandalised university property and beat up some students.Trinamool issued a statement on Friday, reiterating Mr. Chatterjee’s “stand” and argued that it “must be made very clear [that] universities are autonomous institutions and as per time-honoured tradition, police cannot enter university campus without permission of VC.”While acknowledging that Mr. Dhankar had spoken to the Chief Minister and “duly appraised her”, the Raj Bhawan note claimed that the Governor had very little option but to head for the university in south Kolkata.“There were many telephonic interactions between the two and in his high regard that the Governor/Chancellor has for the Hon’ble CM, personally and for the Office the CM holds, he would not like to divulge the conversation between the two, except that he left for the place after sufficient time had elapsed and the situation did not show any change,” the Raj Bhawan press note argued.However, a senior Trinamool leader claimed that it is the “job of the State administration to appraise the Governor about a crisis as law and order is still the State subject.” This is for the first time that the new Governor and the ruling party directly confronted each other.last_img read more