Potash claims rivals will bid

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How does your Christianity inspire others?

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter December 22, 2019 at 5:18 pm 8 COMMENTS CSG December 22, 2019 at 3:10 am December 22, 2019 at 12:53 pm TAGSCharles TowneInspiration Previous articleHe first came for usNext articleFlorida ’Fight For $15’ measure passes Supreme Court muster Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR InspirationBy Charles TowneWhen we consider billboards they seem harmless enough don’t you think?I heard of a billboard that collapsed on two cows, smote them graveyard dead it did!  I wonder how long that thing stood there in a state of murderous disrepair and insidious intent, just waiting for those two bovine milk dispensing critters to wander near enough, innocently chewing their cuds all the while, so it could collapse on them and send them to wherever deceased cows go at the end of their somewhat innocuous lives.Another time a billboard waited until the farmer was plowing the field, fell on him with evil intent and nearly destroyed his tractor.  I didn’t do him much good either.  To my way of thinking you simply can’t trust billboards, they are cruel, malicious, and insidious as I will illustrate with the following personal and mind-numbing experience.  And yes, as difficult as it might be to believe, I, myself was personally accosted by a billboard.It was someplace in Georgia, near one of those primitive backwoods villages, perhaps Atlanta or Columbus, that it happened.  I was driving along minding my own business, real happy like when quite suddenly fate jammed its notoriously fickle finger up my nose and ruined my day.  As billboards go it wasn’t anything special, just a bunch of generic two by fours, several sheets of plywood, and a couple of gallons of black and white paint, but whoever erected it has to be one sick, and very perverted turkey.There it was, up there on that pretty kudzu covered hill where everybody could see it, and in large gothic letters it screamed, “IF YOU WERE THE ONLY CHRISTIAN YOUR NEIGHBORS EVER MET WOULD THEY BE TEMPTED TO BECOME CHRISTIANS?”  To my way of thinking signs that ask questions like that are not really very nice signs.  I pondered that sign.  I laid awake nights staring into the darkness, contemplating that sign and its message.It made me think some thoughts that I didn’t want to think.There I was, driving along happy and content in the knowledge that Mrs. Towne’s little boy was a nice little Christian, when, WHAM!, that billboard dealt me a near-fatal blow to my conscience!  No, it didn’t fall on me, but it caused some heart-searching and now, Understanding, that misery likes company, I ask you the same question:IF YOU WERE THE ONLY CHRISTIAN YOUR NEIGHBORS EVER MET WOULD THEY BE TEMPTED TO BECOME CHRISTIANS?Be nice,Think good thoughts,And don’t put stinky stuff in your mouth Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. December 22, 2019 at 8:46 am Reply charles towne Well now, that’s a question you just can’t forget. Of course, who could forget billboards especially ones sitting atop a Kudzu covered hill? That made me laugh! Reminded me of driving through Georgia while on vacation.I’ve seen thought provoking signs like that and somehow, you just can’t forget them. I guess we need to seriously ponder that question because we are, afterall, the only Bible some people will ever see. Another good one, Chuck….thanks!God bless! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here You have planted a seed of thought. I have a feeling that that question is going to keep up night, too. Good question , though. Always good to turn the mirror towards your self, don’t you think? The Anatomy of Fear Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 charles towne Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate December 21, 2019 at 11:43 pm Ah Richard, but to say, “I tried, and tried again, and I tried yet again!” is the real issue don’t you believe? Remember my friend it was a man’s man by the name of Paul that said, Oh wretched man that I am. That what I would do I don’t do, that which I don’t want to do, consarn it! That’s what I do! Oh miserable man I am, who will save me from this rotten body? Praise God, Jesus shall save me!” Bless you pall, there is hope for us yet! Chazcenter_img Mike McFadden Mike, I hope that the world around us sends a message of love and harmony wherever we go and to whoever we meet. Bless you and yours always, chaz Reply Please enter your comment! Dear CSG, yes, and I have noticed that there is something about billboards shouting in very loud voices that tends to get our attention. The one that illustrates my article, FORGIVE! Boy, how could one ever forget it? Bless you my friend. Chaz Reply charles towne Please enter your name here Dear NH, That is the real purpose, self examination, don’t you think? As we search our hearts He reveals what His desires are for each of us doesn’t He? What a wonderful friend He is! As the musician creates beautiful music so God’s purpose and intent is to bless the world through us as though we are apples of gold in pictures of silver. Blessings on you and yours Chaz I would like to think if I saw that I could answer yes, but in truth it seems to me that that billboard is more of a mirror and to be honest it is often more difficult to look in the mirror and say, ” I failed” than it is to say to a complete stranger, ” I screwed up! ”On a completely different note, driving through Georgia in the late 70’sI saw this billboard on the turnoff to Plains, Ga. that said, ” we the farmers of Georgia would like to apologize to the American people for Jimmy Carter! ” Different times! To all, A very Merry Christmas! December 23, 2019 at 4:38 pm Reply Reply December 23, 2019 at 9:37 pm Reply NH December 22, 2019 at 9:25 am Richard Reply I sincerely hope so. Sharyn and I wish you and Nancy a blessed Christmas. charles townelast_img read more

The Curving House / JOHO Architecture

first_img “COPY” Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/328609/the-curving-house-joho-architecture Clipboard Save this picture!© Namgoong Sun+ 37 Share The Curving House / JOHO Architecture Architects: JOHO Architecture Area Area of this architecture project The Curving House / JOHO ArchitectureSave this projectSaveThe Curving House / JOHO Architecture Photographs:  Namgoong SunSave this picture!© Namgoong SunThere is no home for parkingI remember that it was a winter day after snowing when I first visited the site. It was a rare residential lot with an open view to the south at the dead end of a small path beneath Mt. Gwanggyo. What was unique about this lot was that it was very hard to turn the car to come out of the path after more than 2 cars parked, because it was a small path only 4 m in width.  Ironically, the fundamental challenge was not only solving the parking problem but also creating a space for both parking and gardening to coexist. It was closely related to the lifestyle of home owner to decide whether to create a garden directly accessible from the living room or to emphasize a visual garden. To resolve this issue, the overall shape was formed to encase the lot with more curves and lifted about 2 m from the ground using pilotis for more efficient parking.  The shape of the mass resembling a concave lens was created by the parking needs and the topographical condition of the lot. Save this picture!© Namgoong SunThe line penetrates the skyThe mountains penetrate the sky and the sky contains the mountains as nature. Here, the mountains form lines and the lines remember the mountains in the land. The terrains of Mt. Gwanggyo flow low above the lot and the lot displays the entire view as if it responds to the graceful flow. At this site, the land is the proof of space and everything about the substance. The shape created here contains the sky as an earthenware jar and displays the potentiality of land as a spatial substance. It draws a shape, but creates a space that shows the sky outside the shape to hide itself in nature. Should the line be hidden in nature or should the nature be displayed in the hidden line? This was the essential challenge of this land and the sincere response to the background. This is directly related to how the topographies should be interpreted in Korean traditional spaces. Korean traditional spaces have pursued the shape that is not completely hidden in nature yet beautifully harmonized with surrounding nature. It is based on the post-dualistic beauty of harmony that proves its existence while hiding in nature rather than dominating nature with its shape and lines. Save this picture!© Namgoong SunThe flow of light contained in silver scaleThe ash-colored bricks (traditional bricks) embrace the concrete surface as fish scale while slightly altering the angles. The traditional bricks used for this project have silver water-repellent coating on the surface and show sentimentality different from the rough surfaces of their tops and bottoms. The bricks with two different surfaces were piled to form a certain pattern from angles 1° through 25°. In other words, the variation of angle is another way how the outer skin in the shape of a concave lens facing south defines its existence. The shadow of the brick wall caste as the Sun moves converts the flow of lines into the subtle change of the outer skin. The variation of the brick surface is intended to read the entire mass differently according to the perspective of incomer and the perspective of viewing the images from the mountains. Save this picture!© Namgoong SunContrast and harmony of textureThe rough texture of the traditional bricks interprets the lot in a different way in combination with the property of highly reflective stainless steel. The skies and nature reflected on the stainless steel surface distort what the true substance is to break the boundaries between shapes and texture. Unlike the rough texture of ceramic bricks, the stainless steel used on the front and on the side reflects the surrounding landscapes to make itself disappear. If the bricks reveal themselves by the change of light and shadow, the stainless steel de-materializes itself by making itself disappear in nature. Such contrasting textures have different properties and confront each other in a single mass, but they ultimately establish balance through the extinction and reflection of light. Save this picture!© Namgoong SunSpace as a flow of natureThe pilotis for parking naturally serves as an opening for air ventilation. The summer breeze coming down from the mountain ridge circulates the air around the building thus reducing the heat load. Also, each room has windows for cross-ventilation and is planned to allow natural circulation of air. The motorized window on top of the living room can release heated air in summer for air circulation triggered by the difference in temperature known as stack effect. The staircase to the north is planned to serve as a buffer of air against the freezing northwestern winds in winter to minimize heat loss. The front windows facing the south allow sufficient sunlight in winter to maximize energy efficiency with natural sunlight. In particular, the ceiling is also diversified to invite as much natural light as possible into the building to control illumination naturally. Save this picture!© Namgoong SunNew technical interpretation of traditional spaceThe flow of space was borrowed from the method of handling the flow of air in traditional Korean homes. In detail, the pilotis on the bottom expands the surface of volume exposed to outer air to reduce the load of heat energy and allows natural ventilation in summer. This is similar to the principle of open living rooms in Korean traditional spaces. It means that the entire building allows ventilation to keep the building cool. In winter, on the other hand, the concrete floor is made as thick as possible as a thermal mass, similar to Ondol floors of Korean traditional architecture for maximum insulation, to block the cold air from the underground. Also, the interior space of the second floor has an open living room, bedroom, and kitchen which can be divided and combined flexibly with sliding doors for different needs. This is a modern reinterpretation of the variable space of Korean traditional homes that can be used either as a big room or as smaller individual rooms.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow less’Arte s’ Residential Tower / Spark ArchitectsArticlesWorld Stage Design 2013 Festival: Sustainable Theatre Design CompetitionArticles Share Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/328609/the-curving-house-joho-architecture Clipboard 2012 Houses CopyHouses•South Korea Projects “COPY” Area:  140 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily South Korea CopyAbout this officeJOHO ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesSouth KoreaPublished on February 06, 2013Cite: “The Curving House / JOHO Architecture” 06 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Charities’ body calls for lower tax threshold for donations

first_imgCharities’ body calls for lower tax threshold for donations AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Ireland Howard Lake | 16 November 2005 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The ITRG have also called for the introduction of a Vat refund scheme that would save Irish charities an estimated ‚€18 million a year.Currently, most charitable activity is treated as Vat-exempt under EU law.As charities don’t charge Vat on output, such as services, they cannot reclaim Vat paid on input, such as building costs, phone bills, recruitment or the cost of fund-raising.This means that they pay up to 21 per cent more for goods and services than the commercial sector.Such a situation differs from that in most other countries.Charities in Australia, Canada and New Zealand can reclaim government sales tax (similar to Vat) paid on supplies.In the US, charities are not charged the tax to begin with.Former finance minister Charlie McCreevy argued that there was no provision in EU Vat law for any refund of Vat to exempt bodies, such as those represented by the Irish Charities Tax Reform Group”.However, this argument was dismissed at EU level. The ICTRG maintained that refunds were possible by ministerial order and did not require changes to the law. The Irish Charity Tax Reform Group in a pre-budget submission has called for the minimum threshold for donations qualifying for tax relief to be reduced from ‚€250 to ‚€100, and to extend the current tax relief to cover non-cash gifts, such as shares. According to the ICTRG, only 13 per cent of charities benefit from donations of ‚€250 or more, and these tend to be the longer-established and larger charities.The ICTRG claim that the ‚€250 threshold did not benefit smaller, regionally-based charities. The charity group told Finance minister Brian Cowen that if the threshold were reduced to ‚€100, one-third more charities could potentially benefit.It said the cost of reducing the threshold from ‚€250 to ‚€100 would be around ‚€31 million, which it described as very good value for money on the basis of the pound-for-pound cost of services provided by the NGO sector”. Advertisementlast_img read more

Five of businessman’s TV stations banned for a month

first_img News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Organisation April 2, 2021 Find out more to go further Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit July 4, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Five of businessman’s TV stations banned for a month Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor RSF_en Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information center_img News News News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders today called on the National Broadcasting Council (RTÜK) to rescind a one-month ban it imposed yesterday on five TV stations owned by the family of press magnate and politician Cem Uzan for allegedly defending the family’s business interests on the air. The ban was “unfair and disproportionate,” the organisation said.The five stations – Star TV, Kanal 6, Star Max, Star 6 Heyecan TV and Footgol Star 8 TV – on 13 and 14 June broadcast a speech made by Uzan in the northwestern city of Bursa in which he criticised the energy and natural resources ministry for rescinding a contract with Cukurova and Kepez, two power companies owned by his family. In the same speech, Uzan was also virulent in his criticism of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his moderate Islamist party, Justice and Development (AKP). Uzan heads a newly formed politically party called “Young” which, according to some polls, poses a potential threat to the ruling party.The RTÜK accused the TV stations of “carrying broadcasts defending the unfair interests of their owner, their shareholders and members of the family.” Under article 4 subsection (c) of the amended news media law (law 3948), in force since May 2002, this offence is punishable by a one-month broadcasting ban. The prime minister, for his part, has filed a lawsuit against Uzan accusing him of defamation.In a letter to RTÜK president Fatih Karaca, Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said: “We ask you to reverse your decision, which could be interpreted as a measure of a political nature that is punishing the news media rather than the statements made by Mr. Uzan.” Ménard did acknowledge, however, that the prime minister’s lawsuit appeared to be “legitimate.” The RTÜK also asked five other television stations owned by the Uzan family group – Flash TV, Star 4, Star 5, Star 7 and New TV – and another privately-owned TV station, Habertürk, to explain their behaviour. These stations are all accused of the same offence as the other five, but they are also accusing of affront and of inciting unfair competition.The amendments to the news media law that took effect in May 2002 have reinforced its repressive aspects and have strengthened political control of the RTÜK. April 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Turkey April 28, 2021 Find out more Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism lawlast_img read more

US troops threaten and censor journalists after killing of civilians

first_imgNews AfghanistanAsia – Pacific RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further Reporters Without Borders called for an explanation from the US Army for threats and censorship against Afghan journalists, two of them working for the Associated Press (AP), while covering civilian deaths in shooting by US special forces on the road between Kabul and Jalalabad in the east.“The Afghan investigative commission set up by President Hamid Karzai after this incident, should urgently shed light on what happened near Jalalabad, in particular the acts of censorship by the US Army,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“If the US soldiers had nothing to hide why have they done everything to prevent the press from covering this blunder?” it asked. US marines on 4 March killed a score of civilians and injured around 30 others along the road after they came under an attack from a suicide bomber in which several people died, east of Jalalabad in Nangarhar province, eastern Afghanistan.Half an hour later, a group of journalists, including a photographer and freelance cameraman working for AP and reporters for Afghanistan’s Ariana TV and Tolo TV, arrived at the scene.A US soldier, accompanied by an Afghan interpreter, approached the journalists and told them to stop taking photos and footage of a vehicle in which three civilians had been killed. He then seized their equipment and deleted all their shots. The journalists, who were properly accredited, asked another officer for permission to film which was granted.But the first soldier once again prevented them from working and again wiped their shots. Then he threatened reprisals if any footage was broadcast.Journalists Rahmat Gul, Khanwali Kamran and Taqiullah Taqi confirmed that they had been threatened and the Associated Press said that it would lodge a complaint with the US Army.The American military said that soldiers had returned fire after coming under attack, but did not comment on the accusations made by the journalists.Afghan and foreign journalists are frequently prevented from filming the activities of the soldiers of the international coalition in Afghanistan. AfghanistanAsia – Pacific News March 5, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 US troops threaten and censor journalists after killing of civilians Help by sharing this information RSF_en center_img Follow the news on Afghanistan News Organisation News Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” May 3, 2021 Find out more Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says Receive email alerts March 11, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

The Price Tag of Owning a Home

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / The Price Tag of Owning a Home The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Homeowners Homes HOUSING Maintenance price Thumbtack Zillow 2018-08-23 Radhika Ojha The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago August 23, 2018 2,496 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Homeowners Homes HOUSING Maintenance price Thumbtack Zillow Related Articles Previous: Where is Single-family Rental Growing the Most? Next: Looking into the Housing Market in 2019 Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Price Tag of Owning a Home  Print This Post About Author: Scott Morgan Buying a house is usually expensive, but the money doesn’t stop flowing out once the deal is closed. Costs associated with caring for a property can run many homeowners as much as $9,390 every year, according to an analysis by Zillow and Thumbtack. Property taxes, utilities, and homeowners insurance are necessary expenses tend to add up fast for homeowners. “Nationally, these costs add up to $6,327 per year, but can be much higher in more expensive markets,” the report stated. “In San Jose, where the typical home is worth $1,287,600, these costs add up to $17,255 per year, the highest of any market analyzed. By contrast, these costs add up to $5,540 annually in Indianapolis, less than one-third of the San Jose total.”Another cost homeowners often do not consider until it starts affecting their pocketbooks is professional services—house cleaning, lawn care, carpet cleaning, central air and heating system repairs, gutter cleaning, and pressure washing, among others. According to the report, the average cost of these tasks nationally is $3,067 per year. “Labor costs vary in different parts of the country,” the report stated, “so these jobs can be much more expensive depending on where someone lives.” In Portland, for example, homeowners can expect to pay $3,810 per year for these projects, compared with the $2,570 owners in Miami can expect to spend, the report found.”Ongoing maintenance costs and annual fees are some of the most common surprises for first-time home buyers after they finally become homeowners,” said Zillow Senior Economist Aaron Terrazas. “While they are shopping, buyers tend to focus on their monthly mortgage payments, but other needs quickly add up after move-in. The list price is just the beginning of understanding the costs that come with being a homeowner, and it’s important to understand what other expenses you may have to account for when determining what you can afford.” Lucas Puente, the lead economist at Thumbtack, added that many basic maintenance costs “are often overlooked when calculating the cost of buying a home. It’s imperative that those looking to buy a home do their homework to avoid any surprise charges.” Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Seminar on alleged collusion to be held in Letterkenny today

first_imgNews Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleDonegal Relay for Life raises just over €321,000Next articleDerry man remanded in custody after going ‘on a rampage’ News Highland By News Highland – August 22, 2013 The issue of alleged state collusion in a number of killings on both sides of the story is the subject of a seminar which takes place today in Letterkenny.“Collusion – The Search For Truth” is being coordinated by Abhaile Aris, the republican ex-prisoners organisation.The speakers include Paul O’Connor of the Pat Finucane Centre in Derry, two representatives of the Ballymurphy Massacre campaign group, Raymond McCord, whose son Raymond Jnr was murdered by the UVF in 1997, and Amanda Fullerton, daughter of Donegal Cllr Eddie Fullerton who was murdered by the UVF at his Buncrana home in 1991.Cllr Gerry Mc Monagle, one of the organisers of the event, says the discussion on the Fullerton case will be of particular interest………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/gmac1pm.mp3[/podcast]center_img Pinterest Twitter Seminar on alleged collusion to be held in Letterkenny today Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Google+ Pinterest HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme last_img read more

Plan is underway to ensure surgeries resume at LUH – Murphy

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Previous articleHundreds of homes in Inishowen hit by water outageNext articleTraffic wardens to return from Monday News Highland WhatsApp Twitter The statement in full: The hospitals within the Saolta Group have started working on plans to resume some of the hospital services which were put on hold in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.As part of the national public health measures introduced in March, people were advised to stay at home and hospital appointments and procedures were paused so that hospitals had the best chance of dealing with an anticipated but unknown increase in patients presenting with COVID-19.The hospitals are now seeing a reduction in the number of patients being admitted with COVID-19 and a reduction in the number of patients in the ICUs who are COVID-19 positive. This is due to the compliance with the public health measures to date. The hospitals are now planning to resume services incrementally while also protecting patients and staff by using virtual clinics where possible and appropriate, pre-screening patients before attending the hospital and ensuring social distancing and hand hygiene is practised.As part of a national agreement, the HSE has entered into an arrangement with the private hospital sector for three months within the option to extend for up to five months by agreement with both parties. It is aimed at supporting timely and appropriate access to specialist services such as cancer and cardiovascular surgeries, outpatient appointments, day cases and diagnostics. Within the Saolta Group, patients are being treated at Kingsbridge Private Hospital Sligo and in the Galway Clinic and Bon Secours Hospital in Galway. All patients treated under the arrangement are deemed public and are therefore not liable to private charges.The hospitals are being guided by the National Public Health Emergency Team in terms of the overall response to the pandemic including the volume and types of activity that can be safely undertaken in private and public hospitals at this time.Seán Murphy, General Manager at Letterkenny University Hospital said, “On Monday 16 March we deferred all but very urgent inpatient, day surgery, diagnostics tests and outpatient appointments to ensure that the hospital had necessary capacity to deal with any increase in suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases. Patients with urgent and time-critical cancers and surgeries are now being treated in the private hospitals. We are also working on plans to re-introduce day case and inpatient surgeries at the hospital on a phased basis in line with national guidance and recommendations, including pre-screening and other necessary measures.“In terms of outpatient activity that will resume in our hospital in the coming weeks, we are identifying the specialties and patients who could have their appointments virtually. This type of clinic is not suited to all specialities or patients and it is something that will be trialled and modified to suit each clinical team. We have already started to deliver some services virtually using Attend Anywhere, which is the national platform that is being piloted locally, and further roll out will be over the next few weeks.“Our Emergency Department has remained open throughout the pandemic and in the last few weeks we have seen an increase in non COVID-19 activity. We have separated our ED into two areas for patients with COVID-19 symptoms and those without and all the necessary precautions in relation to wearing of PPE are being taken to protect patients and staff. It is important that people experiencing symptoms such as chest pain or stroke do not delay seeking treatment. The HSE has commenced a radio ad campaign this week to remind people that the EDs are open and not to delay seeking treatment.“Similarly, if patients are worried about a possible sign of cancer, it is important to make contact with their GP to discuss. This could be a new or changing lump, abnormal bleeding, a skin change, losing weight unintentionally or feeling constantly tired. Although the national screening programmes have been paused, patients who are in-between screening appointments or waiting rescheduled appointments should be aware of and act on any symptoms associated with the conditions being screened for and contact their GP immediately. The National Screening Service is developing separate roadmaps for the recommencement of the four programmes (BreastCheck, BowelScreen, CervicalCheck and Diabetic RetinaScreen). The restarting of screening will be based on HSE and Department of Health guidance on Covid-19 as measures to prevent Covid-19 are amended by Government.“In these uncertain times the one constant has been the commitment and hard work demonstrated by all the staff in our hospital at all levels. We have had to radically change the way we care for and interact with patients and each other and this often involves wearing uncomfortable but essential PPE for hours at a time. Social distancing means that the direct contact that staff would have had with patients is no longer there and yet every day our staff are delivering safe, compassionate care and going above and beyond to make our patients’ hospital experience as comfortable as possible.” Facebook WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter By News Highland – May 15, 2020 Facebook The General Manager of Letterkenny University Hospital says a plan is underway to ensure surgeries resume.However, Sean Murphy says safety for patients is critical in the current climate and services must be reinstated accordingly.Letterkenny University Hospital now boasts two new wards – the short stay ward and the new stroke unit – a positive development that Mr. Murphy says is being overlooked.He has given reassurances that every effort is being made to ensure services do resume and that the two wards will play a key role in delivering them going forward:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/seanmudfggdfgdrphy1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 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Man stabbed to death in Cowley

first_imgPolice are on the hunt for a killer following a day time attack in Cowley.The victim stumbled into The Regal club on Cowley Road at 11.50am on Monday, suffering stab wounds to the neck. He was later pronounced dead at the JR Hospital.Streets around the area were later cordoned off as more than 30 detectives began investigations. The police raided four homes, seized CCTV and increased patrols in the area, but the stabber has not been caught. No arrests have so far been made.“I would like to reassure the community this appears to be a targeted attack,” said Det Chief Insp Mike Saunders.last_img read more