Beermen aim for 3-1 spread

first_imgConor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “It will be hard to go 1-3 down so the next game is a big game for us,” said Lee, who had 16 points on 6-of-16 shooting in Game 3, before missing the fourth quarter due to a finger injury. “San Miguel is just a strong team. Kuya Ping (Marc Pingris) and the coaches are telling us to just double our efforts on defense.”Victolero said the Hotshots are left with no choice, but to play an almost perfect game to overcome the Beermen.“We need to find a way to play 48 minutes of consistent basketball,” said Victolero. “We relax even for a single minute and they’ve already built a cushion. When we neutralized June Mar in Game 2, the shooters took charge.We did a pretty good job on June Mar and Arwind Santos in Game 3, but their others guys, especially those coming off the bench, stepped up.”The problems seem to add up for Victolero with every game. “Even the bench players are now a big concern for us. It just shows their firepower. We have to pick our poison.”ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters LATEST STORIES Unfazed even with the way his team has been dominated in the last two games of the series, Magnolia coach Chito Victolero knows it could take just one win to swing the momentum in the PBA Philippine Cup finals back to the Hotshots way.And just like his star playmaker Paul Lee, Victolero will stop at nothing to figure out a way to topple a San Miguel team, which can move on the brink of a fourth consecutive all-Filipino crown with a victory in Game 4 on Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 MOST READ Ancajas tiff vs Sultan set May 26 “We won’t stop looking for ways to beat them,” said Victolero, sounding confident that the Hotshots still have plenty left in their tank to overcome a San Miguel team, whose greatness has been on full display in the last two games of the series.Whether it was the starting unit led by June Mar Fajardo and Arwind Santos or shock troopers like Brian Heruela and Matt Ganuelas-Rosser, the Beermen’s superiority has been underlined by double-digit wins as they look untouchable in their march to a fourth straight crown.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 crownEven Lee, the mercurial guard, who remains in a slump in the series, acknowledged that another San Miguel win can spell the end of the Hotshots’ resistance.Game 4, he said, will be do-or-die for the Hotshots, whose title bid suffered a blow following injuries to Marc Pingris and Justin Melton in the semifinals. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism San Miguel coach Leo Austria refused to get carried away by their advantage—and how the series has turned out.“I hope we can sustain this,” said Austria in Filipino. “From the start, people were expecting us to dominate the series. But I have to caution my team that Magnolia is a contender. It’s a matter of time they will get the winning attitude.”Meanwhile, Kia Picanto has changed its franchise name to Columbian Dyip.The name change came after the Ayala Corporation’s acquisition of the distribution rights of the Korean automotive brand. It is the franchise’s sixth name change since entering the league in 2014 as Kia Sorento.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Dodgers fans face familiar feelings with World Series loss

first_img“I’m not hopeless, I’m hopeful,” Morales said. “It’ll happen.”Fans held on to a sliver of hope when Sunday began, with Clayton Kershaw, long the Dodgers’ best pitcher and a widely beloved figure in Southern California, on the mound for Game 5.It didn’t last long as Kershaw gave up a two-run home run in the top of the first inning, and the Red Sox took a lead they would never give back.The stadium’s many Boston fans, including famous ones such as Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, sounded as loud as a home crowd by the final innings.Dodgers fans stood and shouted for a rally one last time in the eighth inning when down 5-1, but many headed to the exits once it ended.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Cora-nation! Rookie manager leads Red Sox to championship READ: Red Sox beat Dodgers in Game 5 to win World Series“It sucks a lot,” said fan Brian Beck, who sat in the stands through both the Red Sox and the Astros’ celebrations. “It’s one of the worst experiences as a fan ever.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe locals have now gone three decades without a World Series title, a span where other LA teams including the NBA’s Lakers and the NHL’s Kings have won multiple championships.Dodgers fan Glenda Morales looked dejected as she walked out of the stadium with her daughter, but insisted the feeling would pass, and so would the long championship drought. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Some stayed until the bitter end, and after.“We want a full dose of disappointment to fuel our rage against the people responsible for not getting us through the series,” said Scott White.He suggested that Mike Scioscia, a former Dodger who recently stepped down as manager of the Angels, might be brought in to turn things around.“He needs to come back home and teach these guys how to play Dodger baseball,” White said.White said he feared his Dodgers were turning into the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, who went to the Super Bowl for four straight years in the 1990s and came away with zero championships.Despite the sad scene on the field, many in Dodger blue said they didn’t regret coming.Beck said while watching the loss was one of his least favorite experiences, being at the World Series with his sons was one of his best.Chris Ellis, a Dodgers fan who lives in Vancouver, Canada, flew down for Saturday and Sunday night’s games, both rough losses. Yet he said he had no regrets.“We lost to the Red Sox. So we lost to the best,” Ellis said. “It’s sports. You win, you lose. But the World Series is a bucket-list thing.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Los Angeles Dodgers fans watch during the eighth inning in Game 5 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES — Another year, another World Series celebration at Dodger Stadium by a team that wasn’t the Dodgers.It was almost too much to take for Los Angeles fans who watched the Boston Red Sox take the series in five games Sunday by winning 5-1, the same score of the Houston Astros’ series-clinching win a year earlier.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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IMF Chief Urges Gov’t to Stay Course

first_imgThe Manager Director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, has urged the government of Liberia to stay its course of improving the Liberian economy for the betterment of the country.In spite of the huge toll that the already weak economy experienced from the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in the country, Madam Lagarde said the Liberian government has done well by staying focus on the EVD and the economy and putting in place proper measures that ensure that the economy remains on track.Speaking at a joint press stakeout with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf after the two had had a bilateral discussion in the President’s office, Madam Lagarde said ensuring the viability of the Liberian economy must remain the primary objective of the Liberian government because this is a massive effort of conducting democracy and growth, noting that the IMF is ever willing to help in this regard.Madam Lagarde, along with a sizable delegation, landed in Monrovia yesterday for a two-day visit to the country. Amongst members of the delegation were two Liberians who are high-ranking officials of the IMF-including former Finance Minister, Dr. Antoinette Sayeh.She promised that the IMF, through the Extended Credit Facility (ECF), will help the country in its post-Ebola development agenda. The ECF is a financial assistance agreement that the IMF has with the government. She said funds donated through the ECF will help the government develop the economy around key sectors such as power, peace security and sectors that would help improve the country’s growth.The IMF Chief also said the country had been making so much progress before Ebola hit, and it is essential that partners, especially the IMF and other financial institutions do everything to help get the economy back on track.The IMF intends to continue to support the Liberian people, through the ECF program, in their efforts. “I hope that we can help in this regard,” she said.She had earlier stated that her visit will not only help to strengthen the IMF’s partnership with the country, “but it will also enable me to see firsthand how the country has steadily put in place plans to control the Ebola epidemic and to support the post-Ebola recovery.”The IMF has provided Liberia with some $US130 million of new financing and debt relief, including about $45.6 million from the Rapid Credit Facility and about $36.5 million of debt relief recently approved by the IMF’s Executive Board.The debt relief was the first time such assistance was provided under the IMF’s new Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust.The IMF’s support has been crucial to budgetary support and allowing the deficit to expand to assist the government’s efforts to eradicate the disease and support the economic recovery.A mission from the IMF, led by IMF Deputy Division Chief, Ms. Corinne Deléchat, visited Monrovia from September 4-14, 2013 and conducted the second review of the government’s economic program supported by the IMF under an Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement.The IMF director’s visit to Liberia is long overdue. President Sirleaf had anxiously awaited her arrival back in June but was postponed. The President however noted that Madam Lagarde’s visit could not have come at a more appropriate time.This is because, according to the President, the government has just concluded its fiscal budget exercise and President Sirleaf hopes that her presence in the country would help figure out where the government has performed well and where there are lapses in adherence to the ECF program.She lauded the IMF Chief for the entity’s program in the country, some of which is extended to the Central Bank of Liberia, ensuring strong and structural reform at the CBL.President Sirleaf said during the Ebola crisis, the IMF responded with support that helped the country stand back on its feet. “The partnership with the IMF, through you, demonstrates, nothing short of extra-ordinary.Madam Lagarde visit was planned initially scheduled for July 16-17, but was postponed due to tight schedule. “I want to extend warm hearted congratulations to President Sirleaf’s excellent leadership and for what she and the country has done with this horrific epidemic, through the help that have come from the international community,” she said, calling for continuous efforts to ensure that the virus does not resurface in the country, and rebuilding the economy with the help of external partners.She said that the time that the country’s economic outlook remains favorable, with output expected to expand by 8.1 percent in 2013 and around 7 percent in 2014.This strong performance, she said, reflects higher-than-anticipated iron ore production and an acceleration in non-mining real GDP growth boosted by robust private and public investment in line with the government’s development strategy, the Agenda for Transformation. Inflation (in Liberian dollar terms) is projected to pick up to 8 percent in 2013 owing to higher domestic and international food prices and recent exchange rate depreciation pressures, and to gradually decline to 6 percent in 2014. While uncertainty in the global economic environment poses downside risks to the growth outlook, this risk is offset by the coming on stream of new mining and agricultural concessions in the next few years, which could lead to higher growth over the medium term.Lagarde is a respected French lawyer who has been the Managing Director of the IMF since July 5 2011. She has previously held various ministerial posts in her native country’s government, including Minister of Economic Affairs, Finance and Employment as well as Minister of Agriculture and Fishing and Minister of Trade. Lagarde was the first woman to become Finance Minister of not just France, but a G8 Economy and is the first woman to head the IMF.She was on November 16, 2009, ranked the best Minister of Finance in the Eurozone, by the Financial Times. In 2014, Lagarde was ranked the 5th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine.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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Cops’ private vehicles stripped of tint

first_imgAs the Guyana Police Force continues with efforts to lead by example in its traffic enforcement activities, it has since stripped the tint off of 65 privately owned motorcars of ranks.This was revealed by Traffic Chief Dion Moore at the Department’s year-end press conference on Friday.According to Moore, the Force has been zeroing in on misbehaviours by ranks, and among the trend that was noticed is the increased number of tinted vehiclesTraffic Chief Dion Mooreowned by members of the Force. To this end, the Traffic Chief said, the tint campaign has since been extended to Police officers.“Sometime earlier in the year, we would have started with ourselves… with regards to having tints on their vehicles. We embarked on removing tints from those vehicles, and 65 police privately-owned vehicles that (were) tinted (were stripped),” he stated.The Traffic Chief went on to disclose that some 23 vehicles belonging to the Police Force but used for patrol exercises were also stripped of tint.“The Force’s administration has issued a directive for no Police patrol vehicle to be tinted,” he added.The announcement of the Force clamping down on its own was made back in August. At the time, the Traffic Chief had stated that the Police must set an example to the public.“If we are to address the issue of the general public, then we must first look at ourselves; and that is exactly what we are doing. The public must not see us doing the same wrong things that we are punishing them for.”Furthermore, acting Top Cop David Ramnarine had also warned officers that unless they have been granted special exemption for tint on their private vehicles, they would equally be subjected to what the law stipulates.“There is a law for tint. The law is not for some. The only law I know is when the chief licensing authority grants an exemption, and in a few other cases,” he said.“Some three weeks ago, a message was circulated for tint to be removed from Police patrol vehicles, but it was disregarded by some. And therefore, to (ensure) the compliance that we want, a combined course of action was taken,” Ramnarine had said.Last year, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan said Government would be moving to review the existing policy regarding tint on motor vehicles as one of the components of the national crime fighting strategy.It was announced that tint meters would be used to determine the density of the tint on vehicle windows. To this end, Moore said on Friday that Traffic ranks were being trained to operate the equipment.As it currently stands, only certain vehicles are permitted to have tints without the expressed permission of the Public Security Minister. These include diplomatic vehicles and those belonging to senior Government and high-ranking military officials.last_img read more

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Attempted murder accused committed to stand trial in High Court

first_imgTwenty-two-year-old attempted murder accused, Preston Skeete of South Amelia’s Ward, Mackenzie, Linden, has been committed to stand trial in the High Court.On Thursday, Magistrate Wanda Fortune ruled that there was sufficient evidence against him for the matter to be tried in the court, a week after he was called to lead his own defence.Accused: Preston SkeeteThe charge against the accused stated that he wounded twenty-five-year-old Kevin Valladores, a labourer of Central Amelia’s Ward on September 6, 2018, with intent to murder him.It was reported that Valladores was at a shop at the location imbibing along with Skeete and others when an argument broke out between them.The accused is alleged to have choked the victim before pulling out a knife and slitting his throat after which he made good his escape.Following the incident, Valladores reportedly placed a rag to the wound and ran towards Wismar. He was reportedly picked up by a motorcar but exited the vehicle while at the Mackenzie/Wismar Bridge waiting for the green light.Valladores reportedly then ran in the direction of the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) holding on to his throat. He was reportedly then placed into another car by public-spirited citizens and rushed to the medical facility where he was admitted and treated.The injury resulted in him having to receive several stitches. The accused, who went into hiding, was later apprehended by Police and charged with the crime.However, when the case was called last week, the accused chose to give an unsworn statement from the court’s dock where he noted that the VC had threatened to shoot him and he was trying to defend himself.Skeete is presently serving a four-year prison sentence for two counts of larceny for another case which he was sentenced for last month.last_img read more

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Govt secrecy blamed for collapse of Indian Monument project

first_imgBy Andrew CarmichaelThe Region Six (East Berbice/Corentyne) Administration is blaming secrecy in the way Government undertook the construction of the Indian Arrival Monument at Palmyra, East Coast Berbice for its recent embarrassing collapse. The base of the Indian Arrival Monument, at Palmyra Village, East Berbice, Corentyne, whose site was commissioned by Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo crumbled recently. The base of the monument, which was expected to be ready for today May 5, collapsed as workers were getting ready to add a three-tonne $35 million bronze structure on itAt the Region Six Democratic Council’s (RDC’s) monthly statutory meeting on Thursday, Councillor Zamal Hoosain raised the controversial issue and said: “When projects are being administered in the region, a copy of the bill of quantities should be given to the administration. At the last procurement workshop, the Minister was told of what the Regional Administration requires. A few days ago, it is evident that the collapse of the monument base at Palmyra is a typical example of what can happen when a copy of the bill of quantities and scope of work is not with the region.If (we had had copies of the bill of quantities and scope of work), we would have (supervised) the project,” Hoosain told the RDC meeting.The Regional Administration is requesting that the Government provide information on projects that are being undertaken in the region, but Hoosain is claiming that none of the ministries under the APNU/AFC coalition government is adhering to that request.Region Six Councillor Zamal HoosainThe construction of a base for the Indian Arrival Monument — a project which is estimated at $97M — is one of the most recent projects for which the Regional Administration had allegedly requested information but got nothing; and Hoosain has said the collapse of the monument base should provide enough evidence that Government should send information to the region.Region Six Chairman David Armogan has said the Administration is not accepting responsibility for what is now being viewed as poor construction. The Ministry of Public Infrastructure has since confirmed that the project falls under the Department of Culture, Youth and Sport within the Education Ministry.A source at the Department of Culture, Youth and Sport said on Wednesday that that Department is not responsible for the project, and the Ministry of the Presidency should accept responsibility.The base of the Indian Arrival Monument at Palmyra crumbled on April 26, in the wake of claims by some workers that they had not been paid since February.Meanwhile, these sentiments expressed yesterday came in the wake of earlier sentiments expressed by prominent national artist Philbert Gajadhar, who along with Winslow Craig designed the Indian Arrival Monument at Palmyra. Both Gajadhar and Craig are blaming the contractors for the recent collapse.Gajadhar told Guyana Times on Tuesday that the design was not in keeping with what was originally agreed on during the initial phase of the project design.“In our design concept, the base was not supposed to be that high. It was supposed to be about eight to nine feet (high); so that thing was done too high,” the artist argued.Two Saturdays ago, Gajadhar was contacted by the Education Ministry and asked to meet with the contractors. The meeting was expected to take place at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, East Bank Demerara.The artist said it was explained that the contractors were having some problems regarding how to place the monument on the base, and were looking to get advice from them.That meeting never materialized, but according to Gajadhar, he and his colleague visited the site. “We went and we looked at it, and I told them that what they were building there cannot accommodate our plans, our designs, and the placement of the figures and so on,” he explained.Another meeting was promised, and Permanent Secretary of the Department of Culture, Youth and Sport, Gale Rigobert, was expected to attend. However, this meeting has not yet been finalised. Nevertheless, Gajadhar is of the opinion that, had he and his colleague been consulted by the new Government, the current situation would not have obtained. “We were not involved. We were left out totally,” he lamented.Region in darkMeanwhile, regional officials who met on Tuesday to discuss projects in the region have said no information has been provided to the body in regard to the monument’s construction.One day after the structure collapsed, the contracting company, Alternative Contracting Enterprises, revealed that an engineer from India was expected to visit the project site and advise on the way forward.However, the next day workers were seen digging at the base, but provided no information. When this publication visited the project site on Tuesday, there was no work taking place.A new contractor and two employees were later seen at the site. They claimed their only duty was to construct a fence, which was separate from the job of the contractor to construct the base for the monument.However, Guyana Times understands that the contract was given to Alternative Contracting Enterprises although the company was not the lowest bidder.The $97 million project includes the construction of a base for a three-ton monument depicting six persons (four adults and two children). The six-foot statue depicting six bronze figures of three men, two women and a child illustrates Indians in their everyday life.last_img read more

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RCMP seek man using stolen Credit Card

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – On May 19, 2019, the Fort St John RCMP received a report of a stolen credit card being fraudulently used at the Petro-Canada gas station located at 11724 Alaska Rd North.The card owner was in the process of cancelling their card when they noticed that a transaction had just been made at the gas station. Surveillance video from the gas station at the time when the card was used provided the images.– Advertisement -The suspect is described as:Caucasian male in his 20`swearing a blue shirt and black hat“Monitoring your banking activity on your phone can be a great tool to report suspicious activity and quickly cancel or lock your cards”, said Cst NEUSTAETER.  “In this case, the cardholder was able to confirm her card was stolen and immediately report it to police.”The Fort St John RCMP continue to investigate and are asking anyone who has information about this incident or can assist in identifying the suspect, please contact the Fort St John RCMP at 250-787-8100.Should you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.crimestoppersnebc.ca.Advertisementlast_img
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TREAT YOURSELF TO A DAY OF RELAXATION AND SPA TREATMENTS AT THE INISHOWEN GATEAWAY HOTEL

first_imgFeeling tired and stressed out – then why not treat yourself to a wonderful day of relaxation here at the Seagrass Spa & Wellbeing Centre.Let one of their professional experienced team of therapists take care of you and make you feel relaxed, pampered, rejuvenated and refreshed.Step inside and feel, serenity, calmness and warmth. Enjoy the gift of restoring harmony and balance to your life.Nurture a healthy balance in body, mind and spirit by spending an hour or the day with us.Their new deluxe pamper afternoon package allows guests to enjoy a 30 minute spa treatment along with exclusive use of our Relaxation Suite, perfect for an afternoon with the girls to catch up.Offer requires a minimum of FIVE people. For only €45.00 per person guests can enjoy:A 30 minute Spa treatment eachGlass of ChampagneSweetie tableAfternoon tea including scones, mini desserts and tea or coffeeExclusive use of our relaxation room with fluffy robes and slippersTo find out more about our Deluxe Pamper package then contact us on 07493 61144 or email info@inishowengateway.com.You can also visit our website on http://www.inishowengateway.com/spa-leisure– club.htmlTREAT YOURSELF TO A DAY OF RELAXATION AND SPA TREATMENTS AT THE INISHOWEN GATEAWAY HOTEL was last modified: March 26th, 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:FeaturesInishowen Gateaway HotelNoticesSpaWell-being Centrelast_img read more

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NEW BALLYSHANNON HEALTH CAMPUS TO CATER FOR 10,000 PEOPLE

Minister Kathleen Lynch TD officially declares the new HSE Campus in Ballyshannon accompanied by John Hayes, CO, HSE, Cllr. Barry O’Neill and Deputy Tony McLaughlin.The new Ballyshannon Health Campus has been opened by Minister Lynch, Minister of State with special responsibility for Primary Care, Social Care (Disabilities & Older People) and Mental Health.The campus has been developed on the site of the former St. Catherine’s Convent. It is a modern centre facility for primary care services in the South Donegal area servicing a population of approx 10,000.It also brings together HSE services that were provided from a number of different locations within the town. The Primary Care Centre became operational on 28th September 2015 and the office element of the project (former Convent) has been occupied since then, all services are now operational from the new facility. There is approximately 100 staff, comprising of both Primary Care Centre staff and HSE staff based in the building. Speaking at the opening Minister Lynch stated “I am delighted to be here today to officially open the new Ballyshannon Health Campus. I am very impressed with how the building has been designed to sympathetically and beautifully marry the old convent building with the new purpose-built health campus. The Primary care centre part of the campus will allow the people of South Donegal and the surrounding environs to have easy access to an increased range of services based in one location. This project is part of the HSE’s National Strategy to develop purpose-built primary care centres delivering primary care services to local communities.”Paying a visit to the Sheil Hospital in Ballyshannon Minister Kathleen Lynch TD alongg with Director of Nursing Donna Reid and her teamServices provided from the new centre include General Practitioner Services (there are 5 GP Surgeries and a number of Practice Nurse Rooms) Public Health Nursing (including Wood Management Room), Community Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Chiropody, Dietician Service, Dental services, Speech & Language Therapy, Mental Health Services, Continence Service, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Psychology, Counselling and X ray. There are also a number of Multi-Purpose rooms available for visiting clinicians and specialists.The campus also houses a number of other HSE departments including Department of the Chief Officer for Community Health Organisation Area 1, National Appeals Office, Department of Nursing and Midwifery Development, Department of Public Health Medicine and the Department of Learning and Development etc.Dr Eamon Stack from Primary Care Centre spoke at the opening on behalf of all at the Bayview Family Practice he stated ‘”I am delighted to welcome our move to the Health Campus in Ballyshannon. This move will enable us to provide a comprehensive service to our patients in comfortable and convenient surroundings for both patients and staff. We would like to congratulate John Hayes and his staff for bringing this project to a conclusion.” Dr Michael Shanley also added ‘In “In addition to preserving the built heritage of the town the new building will contribute significantly to the delivery of quality Primary Care in Donegal / Sligo /Leitrim now and in the years to come.”John Hayes, Chief Officer, Community Health Organisation, Area1, speaking at the opening stated “Today is a day of celebration, I would like to sincerely thank the dedication and hard work of all those who have worked tirelessly over the year to make this project come to fruition. I look forward to continuing the good working relationship between the HSE and the Bayview Practice and whole heartedly thank them for their cooperation and for coming on board with the project.”Minister Lynch also took time out of her busy schedule to visit the Sheil Hospital adjacent to the campus and speak to some of the residents. While there she also met with Director of Nursing, Donna Reid and various members of staffConstruction The construction work on the campus commenced in February 2014 and was completed by September 2015. The total cost of this project is circa €8m including construction, design fees, equipment and other costs for a floor area of approx 2,850m2. HSE Estates appointed a design team as part of the National Framework Competition in late 2007 subsequently planning permission was granted in May 2010 for redevelopment of the former convent and boarding school into a modern Primary Care Centre and HSE Offices. This project received approval to proceed to Construction in mid 2013 and a tender process commenced with the successful tenderer, Boyle Construction, a local Construction Company from Co. Donegal, The project included a complete restoration / refurbishment of the existing Convent building (which is a Protected Structure) including elimination of dry rot, structural stabilisation works, fire safety works and completely new Mechanical and Electrical Services throughout. The roof covering and finishes of the Convent have been completely replaced with new natural slates, timber repairs, restoration of cast iron gutters and other rainwater goods. The entirety of the external envelope of the building has been painstakingly re-pointed using lime mortar and any damaged sandstone work repaired by local expert stonemasons. All windows (except those in the former chapel) have been replaced. The existing stained glass windows in the former chapel have been removed, restored and reinserted into what is now an impressive conference / meeting room.An adjoining 3 storey concrete framed boarding school was added to the original building circa 1961. The access arrangement between the former convent and 1960 boarding school was demolished and replaced by a modern glazed link building incorporating a new dedicated lift. This link building also houses a new X Ray suite where the current X Ray equipment from the adjoining Sheil Hospital is being accommodated.The external environs have been reworked to include a 92 space car park and new boundary wall, disabled parking and set down areas for patients and ambulances, all laid out to comply with current disability access requirementsHistory The convent of St. Catherine’s in Ballyshannon was founded on the 30th April 1867 by Sister M. Ignatius, Joseph Mc Carthy and three sisters from KinslaeThe new convent was built by Mr. Mc Clelland Derry in 1883 and was dedicated on the 17th March 1884 by Archbishop Mc Gettigan of Armagh..Until the time of purchase the Convent was still in use by the Mercy Sisters who are now located in a new facility across the road from the existing Convent.NEW BALLYSHANNON HEALTH CAMPUS TO CATER FOR 10,000 PEOPLE was last modified: October 29th, 2015 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:Ballyshannon Health Campusdonegal read more

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LORRY DRIVER KILLED IN CO DONEGAL ROAD CRASH

first_imgA LORRY driver has been killed in a single vehicle road crash in Co Donegal today.The 38-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident close to Leonard’s Garage on the Pettigo to Laghey Road.The articulated lorry left the road during the crash which took place just after noon. No other vehicles were involved in the incident.Gardai in Ballyshannon are investigating the cause of the crash and the scene around the incident has been sealed off.The victim – Lithuanian national Prasnas Asmonas- worked for a haulage firm in Co Monaghan.The father of two was returning to Dublin from Killybegs where he had collected a load of frozen fish. He had been trapped in the cab of his vehicle after the crash. LORRY DRIVER KILLED IN CO DONEGAL ROAD CRASH was last modified: January 14th, 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:LagheyLORRY DRIVER CRITICALLY INJURED IN CO DONEGAL ROAD CRASHPettigolast_img read more

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