VICTORY FOR CAMPAIGNERS AS DIABETES KIDS TO GET THEIR OWN SPECIALIST NURSE

first_imgmap showed how services here were depletedHEALTH Minister James Reilly has given the go-ahead for the appointment of a paediatric diabetes nurse for 140 patients here in Co Donegal.The victory for campaigners came after a meeting  arranged in Dublin today between Joe McHugh TD and Dr Reilly and representatives of the local campaign group.Local Fine Gael election candidate Grace Boyle however says the campaign should not end there – and wants a centre of excellence in the North West. This could be linked to the NHS in Derry.A Clinical Nurse Specialist for children with type 1 diabetes will be based in Letterkenny General Hospital.Grace Boyle said that this is service is absolutely essential for the people of Donegal. She said that the next step is to progress the plan to create a Regional Centre of Excellence to enable pump therapy to be available for children in Donegal. At the moment, children in Donegal have to travel to Dublin for this therapy.* We will have a special report on this story later today.  VICTORY FOR CAMPAIGNERS AS DIABETES KIDS TO GET THEIR OWN SPECIALIST NURSE was last modified: April 8th, 2014 by John2Share 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:childrendiabetes nursedonegaljoe mchugh tdlast_img read more

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SA, Angola strengthen ties

first_imgPresident Jacob Zuma (Left) and AngolanPresident Jose Eduardo Dos Santos have cemented ties between the two countries. (Image: The Presidency) MEDIA CONTACTS • Vincent Magwenya South African presidential spokesperson + 27 72 715 0024 USEFUL LINKS • The Presidency • Business Unity South Africa • Business agreement between South Africa and Angola • Department of International Relations and Cooperation RELATED ARTICLES • SABMiller invests more in Angola • Economic boomtime in Angola • Angola’s four year plan for health • The Southern African DevelopmentCommunity • Wine exports break new records Khanyi MagubanePresident Jacob Zuma’s recent visit to Angola, his first state visit to an African country since his inauguration in May 2009, has borne much fruit for the two countries.Zuma was accompanied by 11 cabinet ministers and over 150 local business leaders – the largest delegation ever to accompany a president on an international trip.Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos, who invited Zuma to his resource-rich country from 19 to 21 August, said the historic visit signalled the start of a new era between Africa’s biggest economy and Africa’s biggest oil producer.Dos Santos said South Africa had the skilled labour that Angola needed to help it build infrastructure and develop as a country following its 27-year-long civil war which was formally brought to an end in 2002. Vast stretches of Angola’s roads and many of its buildings were destroyed during the unrest.Several trade agreements, which will go a long way in boosting economic ties between the two countries, were reached during Zuma’s visit. The most significant one involves a cooperation deal in the oil sector.Under the agreement, state oil and gas company PetroSA and its Angolan counterpart Sonangol plan to work together in the exploration, refining and distribution of oil.“Huge opportunities still remain in the petroleum and gas sectors in Angola with 28 of the 51 concessions offshore still to be licensed and explorations under way offshore,” reads a joint statement released by the two bodies.Dos Santos and Zuma also discussed the distribution of electricity from the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Grand Inga Dam hydroelectric project, which, according to project leaders, will be able to supply power to the entire African continent with enough left over to sell to Europe.Healing old woundsIn between several scheduled meetings during the visit, Zuma took time to make an emotional pilgrimage to a former anti-apartheid camp where several cadres of Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) died in exile. MK was the African National Congress’s (ANC) armed wing during the struggle against white minority rule in South Africa.During this time Angola, through the ruling MPLA (Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola) party, was an ally of the ANC and provided refuge for many political activists and military training for MK soldiers.Zuma also laid a wreath at a monument honouring Angola’s first president Agostinho Neto.“This is to remind us where we come from and encourage us to work harder for the goals for which many lost their lives,” Zuma said at the ceremony.During his visit Zuma also addressed a special seating of the National Assembly in Luanda where he formally thanked Angola for hosting political activists during apartheid.“Angola was our home away from home during very difficult moments in the history of our country and our struggle,” he said.“We would like to express our gratitude for the solidarity and comradeship that was extended by Angolans to the ANC and the people of South Africa during the struggle for our liberation.”Zuma himself spent time in exile in Angola during the apartheid years.A stable AfricaDiscussions between the two heads of state also centred on providing military assistance to other African countries, such as conflict-torn DRC.During the talks Angola and South Africa, both of which currently have the biggest military forces in Africa, explored the issue of a unified peacekeeping force in that country.Addressing the Angolan parliament, Zuma spoke about the importance of a stable Southern African Development Community (SADC).The SADC is an inter-governmental organisation that works towards boosting socio-economic, political and security cooperation, as well as integration among 15 Southern African states.“The organ [SADC] has been seized with various crucial matters such as the situation in Zimbabwe, Madagascar and others, based on the view that peace must prevail in Africa,” Zuma said.“As the current chair of SADC, we will continue to support the inclusive government in Zimbabwe and render whatever assistance our capacity allows. We urge countries of the developed north to join the continent in assisting the people of Zimbabwe to lift themselves out of the socio-economic difficulties they face.”Business for AfricaTurning to business matters during his parliamentary address, Zuma outlined the sectors that will form part of the trade agreements between South Africa and Angola.“The consultation mechanism will help us to consolidate and strengthen friendship and solidarity between the people of the two countries in various areas.“These include trade and industry, mining and energy, defence and security, immigration, tourism, communication, science and technology, banking, transportation, agriculture, fishing and others,” he said.South Africa shares a sound business relationship with Angola. In 2007 South African exports to Angola amounted to R6-billion (US$753.5-million), while Angolan exports to South Africa were in the region of R12-billion ($1.5-billion).Zuma also spoke to the business community of Angola during his visit, emphasising the importance of South Africa’s private sector in helping Angola strengthen its commercial industries.Business Unity South Africa (Busa), who led the business delegation, met with their Angolan counterparts during the tour. Busa was formed in October 2003 through the merging of the Black Business Council and Business South Africa.The body is hailed as one of the first truly unified business organisations in South Africa.It was agreed that the already established Angola-South Africa Business Forum would be vital in coordinating business operations between the two countries.“There’s a lot of energy, a lot of interest, a lot of commitment here at the moment, things are on the boil,” said Jose Severino, president of the Association of Angolan Industry, speaking to newswire AFP about the Busa meeting.“Angola has many, many natural resources and then we see on the South African side there is potential [to] create excellent partnerships to further enhance the growth of our country,” said Severino.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Khanyi Magubane at khanyim@mediaclubsouthafrica.comlast_img read more

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An act of cowardice, says Rajnath Singh

first_imgSoon after the Naxal attack on policemen in Gadchiroli on Wednesday, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis promising all help and calling the attack an “act of cowardice and desperation.” “Spoke to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis regarding the tragic incident in Gadchiroli and expressed my grief at the loss of brave police personnel. MHA is in constant touch with the State administration,” the Minister said. Mr. Fadnavis said all help will be provided to the families of the jawans. “I strongly condemn this attack and we will fight this menace with even more and stronger efforts in the future,” he said. The latest attack takes the total death toll of security forces in naxal-related violence in Maharashtra to 163 since 1991. In 2015, an internal security report of the Maharashtra Police had assessed the security threat as ‘low’ after losing only two jawans, compared to 11 in the previous year, asking the forces to concentrate on the Southern parts of Gadchiroli. However, a senior police official said enough intelligence inputs were available of a possible strike in the Northern parts during the Lok Sabha elections, sources said. Denying any intelligence failure, Director General of Police Subodh Kumar Jaiswal said the attack was ‘indigenous’ and did not have support from any external organisation.last_img read more

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Protest against NRC reverification notices

first_imgMembers of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Tuesday staged a demonstration outside the office of the State Coordinator for National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Guwahati to protest the “sudden” notices served on thousands of people belonging to the minority communities for reverification of their documents. The protestors demanded the revocation of the “inhuman” reverification process for people who were asked to go to NRC centres 300-500 km away within 24-36 hours. “This was unnecessary as the Supreme Court had rejected the Centre and State government’s plea for reverification,” CPI(M) secretary Deben Bhattacharya said.last_img

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Champ team Global carries new brand, finds new home in Makati

first_imgOil plant explodes in Pampanga town View comments Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIES MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants “We will generate funds required to form a strong and competitive team. I will be putting more money into young and new players coming [into the new season], which is what Global has done for the longest time.”Jarvis said he already has at least seven players from last season’s team coming back to play in the PPL.The club has also forged a partnership with a Dubai-based sports marketing firm, MMC Sportz, led by Eric Gottschalk.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img Global Cebu, a three-time United Football League champion which has struggled financially in the past years, will now be known as United Makati FC.And the team will have a new home pitch at University of Makati Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes ONE: Gina Iniong confident she has edge in striking vs Malaysian rising star Jihin Radzuan Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Club owner Mark Jarvis announced on Tuesday the renaming of the club once ran by Azkals manager Dan Palami, but stressed that Global will not renege on its agreement to pay several former players.“The history of the club remains,” Jarvis said. “This is just a rebrand for us. But we’re glad that we will be representing the country’s business district in the league.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesHounded by ex-players like Anton del Rosario, who demanded to be paid their salary from the 2018 season, Jarvis said they would settle the issue before the Philippines Football League (PPL) kicks off next month.“There were still funds from sponsors from last season that will be used to pay our former players,” Jarvis said.last_img read more

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Smog cover continues to ruin Ranji Trophy matches in Delhi

first_imgThe smog cover in Delhi caused cancellation of play for the second consecutive day in two Ranji Trophy matches with players complaining of irritation in eyes and breathing problems.The matches were group A league encounter between Bengal and Gujarat at the Feroz Shah Kotla and group C match at Karnail Singh Stadium between Tripura and Hyderabad. (Day 1 of Ranji Trophy matches in Delhi called-off due to smog cover)The post-Diwali smog, leading to low visibility and poor air quality, led to multiple inspections but health of the players was paramount for the match officials.At the Karnail Singh Stadium, players were seen wearing anti-pollution masks as they held their morning practice sessions but soon returned to the pavilion.Former India leg-spinner MV Narasimha Rao, who is now director of Hyderabad Cricket Academy, told India Today, “Even yesterday our players did some stretching, catching and knocking exercises and they complained about irritation in their eyes and breathing difficulties. When we saw on TV news in the evening how dangerous the situation is, then we all wore masks. Out of 4 days 2 days have been lost and if it remains like this then it will turn out to be a dead match.”Even the players voiced their concerns at the Karnail Singh stadium. One of them India Today, “The pollution is extreme here in Delhi and it was the same yesterday, we are facing difficulty in breathing so we are wearing masks as we have to play matches in the future and we don’t want to die.”advertisement”We have five more matches and without the mask if we play then we may fall sick and it will not be good for our health,” added another cricketer.Earlier on Saturday, both Manoj Tiwary and Parthiv Patel went out for toss at the Kotla stadium but match referee P Ranganathan along with umpires Virender Sharma and Krishnamachari Bharathan decided against it.While poor light was stated as a reason for play being called off, it’s a rarity that players from both teams complain of burning eyes and breathing problem even when the light had considerably improved for an hour in the afternoon.”The players were complaining that they were having burning sensation in their eyes. It’s bad out there,” Bengal coach Sairaj Bahutule was quoted as saying by PTI yesterday.The situation in Delhi is so bad that there is prediction of smog continuing and little cricket being played. Bengal captain Manoj Tiwary yesterday said the players felt that they could not play amid such a dense smog even before the start of the game.”This is the first time something like this happened in my career. You can’t blame anyone. There is so much burning sensation in the eyes. After toss, umpires asked both me and Parthiv and we both decided that we can’t play.””During warm up we felt that it’s not happening. We have to take care of our health also. This is something unheard of. But we are all responsible because when we burst crackers we really think about environmental pollution,” PTI quoted Tiwary as saying.(With inputs from Ankit Yadav)last_img read more

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Southampton Test Day 3: Buttler, Root make India pay as England take 233-run lead

first_imgIndian bowlers were made to toil extremely hard on Day 3 of the fourth Test at Southampton and in the end they had 8 wickets to show for their efforts on a pitch which is becoming easier for batting but it is England who will be the happier side thanks to their 233-run lead at the end of the day’s play.Resuming on their overnight score of 6 for no loss, England rode on splendid batting efforts from Jos Buttler and Joe Root to reach 260 for 8 at stumps in their second innings with a healthy lead over India.Buttler top-scored for the hosts with 69 runs while Root made 48 in a much improved batting display from the English team second time around. Keaton Jennings also contributed with 36 runs while Sam Curran will resume his innings at 37 on the fourth day.India vs England 4th Test Day 3: HighlightsHow quickly India get Curran out on Sunday will decide the quantum of runs that India would need to chase. The match could end on Day 4 if weather permits.For India, it was Mohammed Shami who was the pick of the bowlers as he took 3 wickets for 53 runs in 13.5 overs while Ishant Sharma got two important wickets. Ravichandran Ashwin bowled 33 overs in the day and had one wicket to show for his efforts while Jasprit Bumrah, India’s main strike bowler, could only manage one wicket in 19 overs.India vs England 4th Test Day 3: As it happenedIt could now be a tricky chase for the Indian line-up especially with the track being two paced where handling Stuart Broad could prove to be a difficult proposition.advertisementThis was Buttler’s ninth Test fifty and he showed a lot of application even though he was troubled by the initial spell from Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami.A sweet gesture: Pastries and strawberries for Virat Kohli after 6000 Test runsHe survived a good spell of reverse swing from Shami and was ready to cut down on the shots square of the wicket.He only played the deliveries on the drivable length as his 122-ball innings had seven boundaries.In fact, England were in trouble at 122 for 5 when Joe Root was run out for 48. The lead was not even 100 runs but it was Buttler, who took the attack back to the opposition camp as Ravichandran Ashwin (35-7-78-1) despite being economical was not half as effective as Moeen Ali.The Tamil Nadu off-spinner couldn’t use the footmarks created by the trio of Mohammed Shami (3/53), Ishant Sharma (2/36) and Jasprit Bumrah (1/51 in 19 overs).His only success was Stokes, who has been showing his defensive traits in this series with some dogged resistance. He was finally out caught in the slips to Ajinkya Rahane after a stand that lasted for 22 overs.Buttler however continued to defy the Indian bowlers in company of Curran as they also consumed nearly 17 overs.Finally, it was the second new ball that did the trick as Ishant angled one into Buttler to trap him leg before.Curran however, batted in a positive fashion hitting Bumrah for a couple of boundaries.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

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Report HMM Bins Long Beach Terminal Bid

first_imgzoom South Korean container carrier Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has pulled out of a joint bid with the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) to acquire a majority stake in an operator of a container terminal at California’s Port of Long Beach, the Wall Street Journal reports.Earlier this month, HMM and MSC teamed up to jointly bid on a 54 percent stake in terminal operator Total Terminals International (TTI), currently controlled by the struggling Hanjin Shipping. The remaining 46 percent stake in the terminal operator is already held by MSC.HMM now plans to take a ”low double-digit stake” in TTI later on to save on cargo unloading costs, C.K. Yoo, HMM’s Chief Executive Officer, told WSJ.Following the recently signed agreement to enter into a ”strategic cooperation” with the 2M Alliance of Maersk Line and MSC, HMM announced plans to take 5 percent of global market share by 2021.The carrier currently controls 2.2 percent of global container capacity.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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