HSE West facing €90 million budget overrun

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR HSE West facing €90 million budget overrun Twitter Google+ Google+ Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – July 7, 2010 Newsx Adverts Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Previous articleKeavney welcomes ESB purchase of NI ElectricityNext articleDempsey says NRA capital speculation is premature News Highland center_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson HSE Managers in Donegal and Sligo are being asked to put forward cost cutting proposals after it emerged that HSE West is facing a budgetary overrun this year in the region of 90 million euro.The trade union Impact is in discussion with the HSE on how savings can be achieved, but is warning against widespread cutting of services.The union’s regional secretary Richie Carruthers says he doesn’t believe it’s realistic to suggest the budgetary problems can be addressed in one year, and is warning the HSE that staffing agreements must be honoured……..[posdcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/impct530.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

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Baggies seal Chester swoop

first_imgWest Brom have completed the signing of Hull’s James Chester in a deal worth up to £8million. The defender has signed a four-year contract at The Hawthorns after completing a medical on Tuesday. The deal could rise to £8million should all the clauses in the transfer be triggered while Chester is an Albion player. Press Associationcenter_img Boss Tony Pulis told the club’s official site: “James did very well for Hull City. I’ve had a good chat with him and he’s the type of player I like. “He’s young, a strong character, a good defender, he has good feet and he has the Manchester United stamp all over him, just like (Stoke’s) Ryan Shawcross and (West Brom’s) Darren Fletcher. They’re wonderful lads and I’m told James is as well. “From the people I spoke to, like (Hull manager) Steve Bruce and people in the Welsh party, they speak very highly of him. “Steve especially gave him a great mention and there is no better accolade than Steve Bruce giving a defender a good drum roll.” Chester made 171 appearances for Hull – scoring eight times – after signing from Manchester United in 2011 and made his Wales debut in 2014, in a 2-0 defeat to Holland. The 26-year-old made just one appearance while at Old Trafford, as a substitute in a 4-2 League Cup win over Derby in 2009. He had one year left on his deal at the KC Stadium, with Hull cashing in following their relegation from the Barclays Premier League last season. Pulis, who missed out on ex-Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby this week, expects to continue to add to his squad with the club in talks with ex-Wolves winger Bakary Sako. “We’re trying to bring in others, but they have to be the right players,” he added. “We’re very pleased to have James on board and hopefully we can work hard to get more in.” last_img read more

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Steelers tender offers to 4 restricted free agents

first_imgPITTSBURGH (AP)—The Pittsburgh Steelers have tendered offers to four restricted free agents, including running backs Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman.The Steelers also made qualifying offers to wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and nose tackle Steve McLendon. The offers give the Steelers the right to match any offer sheet the players may receive from other teams during free agency.All four are expected to remain in Pittsburgh. Dwyer and Redman will likely battle for the starting running back spot next season. Veteran running back Rashard Mendenhall, a free agent, will almost certainly not return to the Steelers. Dwyer and Redman combined for 1,033 yards rushing and four touchdowns in 2012 but struggled staying healthy.Sanders will move to the team’s No. 2 receiving spot if free agent Mike Wallace leaves. SHOPPING—In this October 2012, photo, Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace (17) hauls in a catch for a touchdown as Tennessee Titans cornerback Jason McCourty defends during a game in Nashville, Tenn. On Tuesday, with all 32 teams under the $123 million salary cap, the checkbooks open up. Some clubs, most notably Green Bay and Pittsburgh, barely will participate, while likely letting top receivers Greg Jennings and Wallace leave for huge paydays elsewhere. That’s just their style, and building from within surely has paid off: each team has won a Super Bowl in the last five seasons. (AP Photo/Joe Howell, File)last_img read more

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ShopRite Eyes Shrewsbury Avenue For New Store

first_imgThe buildings would be demolished to make way for the 88, 230 square-foot supermarket, in the footprint of existing Building 1151 and a small portion of Building 1157. If approved, the proposed ShopRite, operated by the Saker family, could open in 2018.“It’s another indication of the attractiveness of Shrewsbury to retailers,” said Mayor Don Burden, pointing to the numerous standalone, strip malls and shopping centers on Broad Street/Route 35 and Shrewsbury Avenue. “We have the available space that can be reconfigured. We have the traffic, the corridors to the peninsula towns of Rumson, Fair Haven, Little Silver, Oceanport, and we have access to the parkway.” Zoning approvals are being sought by owner SBC Holdings/dba ShopRite for site plan approval, building addition, exterior renovations, change in use, and sign installation for Block 31, Lots 1 & 3 and Block 29, Lots 18, zoned for business or light use industrial. The change of use refers to Shoprite’s plans to of fer its signature brand of an enhanced grocery market. ShopRites offer in-store customer pickup of online orders and home delivery, preparation and sale of food on and off premises, the sale of general merchandise such as outdoor furniture, bedding, electronics, the inclusion of a florist, stationery section, tobacco and lottery sales, a pharmacy and ancillary supermarket uses like retail, professional and medical products, such as a Dunkin Donuts, a travel agent, fast food, a nutrition shop or a day spa. They can also include a garden center and parking lot sales. According to the filings, access to the store is proposed via two driveways along Shrewsbury Avenue, and cross access would be provided between the subject site and the Shrewsbury Plaza shopping center to the south. The site plans include parking for 392 cars.The potential supermarket would not have a significant impact on traffic to the area, according to a study by Charles D. Olivo, principal of Stonefield Engineering and Design, who said in the report that a 35,000 square foot supermarket from Shrewsbury Plaza shopping center will not be replaced with a supermarket in the future. The name of the new tenant has not been made public. By Christina JohnsonSHREWSBURY – The borough’s zoning board is considering a proposal for a brand new Shoprite supermarket to be constructed adjacent to the Shrewsbury Plaza shopping center.According to the documents filed with the borough, the single-story supermarket would be constructed on a nearly 10-acre tract at 1151-1163 Shrewsbury Avenue in the Shrewsbury Business Center complex, a site owned by National Realty & Development Corp. The site is currently occupied by three commercial/industrial buildings, which are mostly vacant at this time. Acme previously operated in the plaza until it closed last spring, when the retailer closed three stores. A new Acme has opened in a former A&P location in the neighboring Tinton Falls Plaza at 990 Shrewsbury Ave.A public hearing was held at a special meeting on Sept. 28. The public hearing was scheduled to continue on Oct. 5, but the meeting was cancelled and the new date has not yet been set.See Feb. 6, 2017 update: Shrewsbury ShopRite Gets Green Lightlast_img read more

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Solid season for Angels ends with silver medal at Little League Championships

first_imgThe Nelson Angels ran out of gas in the final of the 2013 West Kootenay Little League Baseball Championships Sunday in Trail.Despite playing a great game, the Angels lost 9-1 to a Trail team that did not make an error in the entire game.“Still a great season finished second in the league in the regular season beating Trail twice during the year but did not have enough to dethrone them in the playoffs,” said Nelson manager Corbin Comishin.Nelson received strong pitching from Harry Suh to start the game and was only down 3-0.But the errors started to mount allowing Trail to capitalize on the mistakes. Nelson opened with a slow start, down 6-1 entering the fifth.That’s when the Angels starting putting hits together, batting around the order to tie the game.The game went nine innings and it seemed Nelson was done trailing 9-6.However, another flurry of hits  — Connor Comishin started the inning with a triple, then Brendan Vulcano a double, Justin Lasichuk next with a single followed by Charles Curiston with a double and finally Blair Sookero pounded a ball to the fence to plate the winning run. Final 10-9 Nelson from a walk off hit in bottom of ninth without recording an out in the inning.Trail stuck it to the Angels in the second game, pounding Nelson 14-6.Facing elimination, the Angels found some offence against Beaver Valley.The Angels rode the outstanding pitching of Blair Sookero en route to an 11-1 lead after three innings.However, Beaver Valley rallied to close the gap to 12-10 before Connor Comishin came in to closeout the game.last_img read more

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One Woman, Many Inequality Issues

first_imgDecontee George— Voicing out the silenceBy Decontee E. George, Young Professional, YMCAThe challenges of life and war of inequalities are the increasing battle of a girl child. We live in a world that is rapidly growing in increased crime rate and vulnerabilities. While there have been some gains made in addressing these issues, inequalities continue to create limited space for girls and deprive them of their basic rights and opportunities. In the last ten years, world organizations have strived to institute policies like the UN 1325 resolution, “He For She campaign,” SDG Goal # 5 all of which call for the adoption of a gender perspective to consider the special needs of women and girls.Though violence against women is illegal, the level of domestic violence and sexual assault remain significantly high. The Human Development Index reports that Liberia has a Gender Inequality Index rank of 143 out of 147. According to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), this index is a composite measure to quantify the loss of achievements within a country due to gender inequality. The gender perspective in this article has tended to focus on a girl because they are more structurally subordinated and disadvantaged within existing systems.As a way of creating a safe space to tackle gender issues, parents and community need to build the emotional intelligence of the girl child to be prepared for the challenges ahead. When you are in a battle with unknown enemies, you would need sufficient information and be fully equipped. Adolescence can be tough enough to get through without questions of sex, sexuality, and sexual identity. But adolescents are humans too — no matter how alien they may seem to their parents at times. Openly addressing the all-too-human questions of sexual development, sexual desire, and the nature of the adolescent’s developing sexual identity are critical. Sharing practical information with and giving good moral guidance to your teenager is a vitally important part of helping your teen understanding themselves. It can help your child avoid devastating, and possibly life-threatening errors and judgment.In contrast, I refer to this early adolescence as a dangerous period in youths’ sexual development, because of the inter-relationship between sexual, mental and emotional developments. Youth at this age lack such development that is necessary to make wise and healthy decisions regarding their sexuality making them ill-prepared to cope with consequences of sexual activity. The acute consequences of sexual abuse for female victims include physical injury, sexually transmitted infections/diseases (STIs/STDs), and psychological trauma with the added danger of unwanted pregnancy that in some cases lead to abandonment, abortion and or death.Learn to start a conversation with your girl child without judging her, many at times parents/guidance are so engulfed with working hard to provide their basic needs, send them to expensive schools amongst others and giving daily instructions, but not asking ourselves, how well do you know your girl child, what are the daily struggles she is going through? What is the intention of the way she is dressing? Are you concern about the very short uniforms the High schools are producing our girls’ children? To succeed in this fight of gender-based violence and inequality, the parent needs to stand up from home to keep the girl child disciplined, safe and happy from the onset.When you compromise her pride and molest her because of fear, ignorance, circumstances, etc, know that she lives in secret pain for life and if justice cannot prevail now because of the system and even perpetrators might be in the position of decision making, this should in no way discourage us. We have made significant gains along the way and we are not deterred, justice delayed may not be justice denied.Join the fight against violence of all forms against women and girls today. Save our girls and make the community a safe place for them to grow.Happy International Women’s Day.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Brewery spreads African reach

first_imgConsumption of SABMiller’s range of beershas enjoyed steady growth across Africa.(SABMiller) SABMiller’s large-scale operations such asthis plant in South Africa, will open up infour African countries before the end ofthis year.(Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com.For more images, visit the image library) Khanyi MagubaneSouth Africa-born multinational SABMiller, the world’s second-largest brewery, is to tap into an African market worth over US$3-billion (R30-billion) by opening four new brewing plants in Mozambique, Tanzania, Sudan and Angola.SABMiller will open the new breweries this year to benefit from the various countries’ economical growth, which is estimated at between 4% and 5%.Speaking on the new ventures SABMiller’s head of media relations, Nigel Fairbrass, says the company decided to focus on continuing its expansion into African countries as they were mainly cash economies, and had not run up exposure to credit like many western countries have.The brewery has existing operations in Nigeria, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Angola, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Ghana, Comoros and Mayotte.Fairbrass added that the $3-billion (R30-billion) market is about four times bigger than SABMiller’s current market. The company aims to become a major role player within that market.Beer – a people’s drinkFairbrass says the company has taken on a “radical” view on making beer more affordable on the African continent.SABMiller aims to reduce the price of beer, which at the moment is averaging around R10 ($1), by introducing new, cheaper brands.The brewery will continue its supply of mainstream and premium beers to its international clients.One strategy, which should cut costs significantly, is researching new brewing technologies by bringing together 55 000 barley farmers to form part of the programme by 2011.Another cost cutting option is expanding the production of sorghum-based beer, currently produced on the continent under the brand name, Eagle.Sorghum beer tends to be cheaper as many countries have a lower excise tax for sorghum-based alcoholic beverages.In order to expand this particular strategy, SABMiller is currently working with 6 000 small-scale local farmers in India to develop a quality source of barley.In addition to that they have partnerships with small-scale farmers in Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Tanzania to supply barley and sorghum.A growing brandSABMiller started its Barley Development Programme in 2005, using the Eagle Lager success in Uganda as a blueprint.The main aim of the programme was to establish a long-term reliable source of locally grown quality malt barley.Despite the economic slowdown, SABMiller is positive that the beer industry will continue to grow, even amidst increased food prices.In May 2008, speaking at the brewery giant’s announcement of its annual figures for all its 60 operations, SABMiller group Chief Executive Officer Graham Mackay said, it was a stable industry. “Food prices have skyrocketed since the beginning of the year and most businesses are going to be affected, but we believe demand for beer will still be strong.“Affordability, especially in low income countries, might be compromised to some extent but generally the inflationary environment should be good for our business.”Mackay spoke about the company’s confidence in its 29 African operations, “I believe the green fields [development] will help Africa and we will continue to pump in money towards innovation so that our products are affordable such the introduction of the sorghum based beer, which is cheaper.”Beer volumes for Africa grew on average 12% benefiting from three crucial factors of continued economic growth in all the participating countries, rising disposable incomes and ongoing brand renovation.Although the Botswana market had disappointing figures over the past two years, the figures in 2008 were slightly stronger showing a 15% growth.Mackay says their growth in Botswana can be accredited to a change in strategy. “Key to this result was the successful renovation of St. Louis lager, the market leader, and the introduction of a new 750ml returnable bottle.“The returnable bottle has delivered ahead of expectation in this predominantly one-way pack market, and offers the consumer better value for money.”Tanzania showed a growth of 8%, while Mozambique also enjoyed its fourth consecutive year of growth.In Angola, the growth was not as high as expected, although there were some tangible factors to this, “Angola’s economy continues to grow strongly at approximately 20% annually.“The infrastructure, however, is unable to support the increasing demand for goods and services and our total volumes growth of just below 10% was constrained by both lack of infrastructure and limited capacity,” he said.In South Africa, the loss of the Amstel beer licence affected operations although volumes stayed stable. The weakening rand contributed to difficult trading conditions.Mackay added that the slowed economic in South Africa in the second half of 2007 and the increasing food and fuel costs affected consumer spending. “Revenue grew by 6% on a constant currency basis and price increases were at a level somewhat below inflation for both lager and soft drinks.”Do you have any comments or queries about this article? Email Khanyi Magubane at: [email protected]  Useful linksSABMillerPeroni beerCastle lagerMiller Beerlast_img read more

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‘Greek Freak’ Antetokounmpo invades Manila

first_imgTrump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant King Bally has donated a fully refurbished basketball court to the campus along Kalayaan Avenue. The official turnover of the completed basketball court will also take place at the event.Antetokounmpo will also meet the MakSci students who participated in the 3-on-3 tournament. He will have a chance to offer advice and inspire young Filipino players who might one day enjoy the same success.ADVERTISEMENT Milwaukee Bucks breakout star Giannis Antetokounmpo is headed to the Philippines on Sunday for “The Greek Freak Invades Manila” at Glorietta Activity Center in Makati.ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LOOK: Tour de France cyclist shows off tired, vascular legs after 16 stages Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimcenter_img Fans will get a chance to see Antetokounmpo in action as he participates in exhibition drills with PBA players Gabe Norwood and Ranidel de Ocampo  along and college basketball stars Vince Tolentino, Marco Sario and Thomas  Torres at 4pm in the event organized by King Bally Entertainment Group.INQUIRER is the official media partner of the “The Greek Freak Invades Manila.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe charity event is free for public but fans have the chance to get up close with the young Greek forward. Mechanics are available King Bally’s official Facebook and the Ayala Center website.“The Greek Freak Invades Manila” will also host the final match of a 3-on-3 tournament featuring students of the Makati Science High School, which is the beneficiary school of the event. MOST READ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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10 months agoBologna coach Inzaghi: Emotional facing Ancelotti

first_imgBologna coach Inzaghi: Emotional facing Ancelottiby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBologna coach Filippo Inzaghi is looking forward to facing Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli.Inzaghi played for Ancelotti at AC Milan.”Facing Carlo will be really emotional,” Inzaghi said in his pre-match Press conference.“He’s a great man and we have a strong and emotional bond. We’ve always had a wonderful relationship.“However, I hope I can make him feel sad, after all the joy I brought him throughout my career…” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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Ensign shares jump as driller notes lower loss higher revenue in third

first_imgEnsign, which moved a drilling rig from Canada into the U.S. earlier this year, reported third-quarter revenue from activity in Canada dropped by 11 percent from last year, while U.S. revenue rose by 30 percent.Last week, the Petroleum Services Association of Canada predicted a total of 6,600 wells will be drilled in Canada in 2019, down about five percent from an expected 6,980 wells this year, adding that translates to a year-over-year decrease of up to $1.8 billion in capital spending by exploration and production companies.Calgary-based Ensign had no update on its hostile takeover bid of $470-million in cash for cross-town rival Trinidad Drilling Ltd. it launched in August.Trinidad’s board last month recommended shareholders accept instead an all-shares bid valued at $540 million from Calgary-based Precision Drilling Ltd.(THE CANADIAN PRESS) CALGARY, A.B. – Shares in Ensign Energy Services Inc. rose about eight percent on Monday morning after it reported a smaller loss in its third quarter compared with a year ago, while revenue grew 17 percent.The drilling company says it lost $32.8 million or 21 cents per share on revenue of $289 million, compared with a loss of $36.5 million or 23 cents per share on revenue of $247 million in the third quarter of 2017.The results closely matched analyst expectations, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.last_img read more

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