Dear Editor,I could recall that a letter writer, Imtiaz Bacchus, questioned the health issues stemming from a GWI well located in the cemetery at Fyrish Village and which provides drinking water for thousands of residents on the surrounding areas.As far as I could recall, there was no comment offered by GWI on the issues raised by Bacchus. I found this to be very irresponsible. We are talking about the health of the people and the head of GWI is a doctor by profession and of all people, he should have proffered an explanation to allay the concerns of residents. Why was no explanation done to allay the fears of the residents?What I found was astonishing and I was shocked that experts at GWI and the health authorities would have allowed this dangerously high risk to the residents’ health to be so intentionally ignored or at least allay their well-founded fears (no pun intended).It must be noted that the Fyrish Cemetery is located just across the 12-foot dam where the residents live so it poses a high risk during flooding.The study also stated that the health hazards from cemeteries are nothing new and caught the attention of scientists at the end of the nineteenth century. In 1879, the French Society for Hospital Hygiene noticed the relationship between typhoid fever and groundwater contaminated by leachates from a cemetery in Paris. Since this finding goes back a long time, it befuddles the mind why this well should be located in a cemetery when there is an abundance of land nearby.According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) “Human or animal remains must not be buried within 250 metres of any well, borehole or spring from which a potable water supply is drawn”. This makes the location of the well at Fyrish highly questionable.In conclusion, the residents must know the rationale behind the location such as the type of soil and its permeability to permit leaching and seepage. The questions of how far above are the graves from the water table, and the effects of flooding in the cemetery on the percolation of the groundwater. However, it must be borne in mind that the location of the water well in a cemetery whether or not it satisfies the criteria of suitability will do nothing to alleviate the psychological fear which eats the minds of the residents, causing many of them to buy water for drinking purposes.Yours sincerely,Haseef YusufRDC Councillor,Region Six
The Department of Youth on Saturday engaged a number of youths from the Tiger Bay area, Georgetown, during an outreach aimed at building resilient communities.The activity was hosted through a partnership with private stakeholders and featured young volunteers who were willing to share their expertise and time with the children. The outreach saw many youths being educated on various social issues along with other craft activities.Among those in attendance was Georgetown Mayor, Ubraj Narine, who stated that such events help to foster unity.“This activity can enable us to embrace each other with unity and spread that love among ourselves. We have the interest of the people and this is what we’re here to do to give the support you need and assist you in various ways,” Narine said to the residents.Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton and Mayor Ubraj Narine (standing centre back) along with volunteers and some of the families from Tiger Bay, GeorgetownSocial Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton assured that these outreaches will materialise in other communities. Prior to the programme, a walkabout was conducted throughout the community to address the concerns shared by residents.“The youths in this country has a leading role to play…This is not the first activity we’re going to have in this community. You can look forward to more. This is the first of many activities to come,” stated Norton.Meanwhile, Director of Youth, Melissa Carmichael stated, “We recognise the culture of volunteerism. We also recognise the importance of paying it forward. As young people, it is always good to remember that giving your service very often is most important than any other service you may give.”Some 15 families who are in need were also given hampers and free meals from other stakeholders via donations.Throughout the day, over 20 children were involved in the programme and learned the dynamics of robotics and other leading advancements in the present generation.The volunteerism exercise is one that engaged teenage youths who were willing to lend their free time towards aiding communities where a support mechanism is lacking. They were recruited through the Volunteer Support Platform (VPS), which was formed with Government, the Private Sector and civil society.
On Tuesday, Matthews’ name surfaced as an alleged customer of an Internet pharmacy that was raided on suspicion of illegally distributing human growth hormone. According to the story on SI.com, Matthews was prescribed Genotropin, a synthetic hormone used to treat growth deficiencies, most often in children. It was allegedly shipped to a Texas address in 2004 that was believed to be the residence of an unnamed former minor-league teammate of Matthews. Matthews, who said Wednesday that he would not comment on the situation further, declined to address the additional information. Manager Mike Scioscia, never one to be short with his answers, was asked if a prolonged silence from Matthews would end up making him look guilty. “Yes,” was Scioscia’s answer. Despite daily meetings with Matthews, including another Thursday with general manager Bill Stoneman, the Angels say they are not getting their information through their center fielder but from the Internet reports. Matthews has apologized for having his name linked to a possible distraction, and yet he apparently has left the team scrambling for three consecutive days trying to answer a new round of questions. TEMPE, Ariz. – Another day, another fire for the Angels to put out about Gary Matthews Jr. Angels officials were left to answer more questions Thursday, the day of the Cactus League opener, after a Sports Illustrated Web site story not only listed what human growth hormone was allegedly shipped to Matthews, but when and where it was sent. “We’re still waiting to get all the facts, all the details on it and I don’t know how long that’s going to take,” Stoneman said. “I talked to Gary this morning and I have been in touch, obviously, with his agent and (Major League Baseball). The conversations are private conversations.” On the rehab front: Scioscia admitted that for the first time he could see Bartolo Colon getting on a mound before Jered Weaver. Weaver was supposed to be doing some fine-tuning until his biceps felt better, but his progress has been slow. “Two weeks ago I would have said no way,” Scioscia said. “Right now, the way Bart is progressing, it’s probably not likely, but as good as Bart feels, you start to see some light at the end of the tunnel when he’ll get on the mound. Once Jered gets over this bump in the road, he’ll come quickly, whereas Bart needs to step up his stamina.” Lackey to miss start: John Lackey, who has been dealing with a bout of bronchitis since Wednesday, is not expected to make his scheduled Cactus League debut Saturday. Scioscia said Lackey’s first spring start is now expected to take place early next week. Angels rally: Sean Rodriguez started a three-run, winning rally in the ninth inning with a leadoff double, and Hainley Statia finished it off with a sacrifice fly to give the Angels a 7-6 victory over the Royals. firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2731 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Ciaran Clark 1 Ciaran Clark has penned a new-five year contract with Aston Villa.The 25-year-old defender has emerged as a key player for the club having come through the youth ranks, making 116 Premier League appearances.“Everyone is looking forward to the new season and I’m delighted to be going into the opening game on Saturday knowing my long-term future has been sorted,” he told the club’s official website.Villa boss Tim Sherwood added: “It’s great news. Ciaran wears his heart on his sleeve. You know what you’re going to get from Ciaran – he gives everything for the cause and that’s all you can ask for as a manager.“He was unfortunate with injuries last season but he looks sharp now and we want to keep him fit. “We’re pleased to have him here for a longer time.”Sherwood, meanwhile, expects Villa to be without Carles Gil (knock), Jack Grealish (hamstring) and Jores Okore (knee) for Saturday’s Premier League season-opener at Bournemouth.He said: “Carles and Jack are still out injured – they haven’t been able to do enough training so it’s a disappointment.“Okore is still injured with his knee which he had operated on at the end of last season.”
DONEGAL SOUTH WEST TD Thomas Pringle today welcomed a commitment from the Government to examine ways of allowing traditional fishing methods in Inver Bay.Deputy Pringle has been lobbying on behalf of a number of fishing families who want to fish for sprat and mackerel in the bay using methods which are more than a century old.The Independent TD had asked Minister Simon Coveney to give the go-ahead for the practice to continue, arguing that claims the fishermen were also catching salmon just don’t add up. Deputy Pringle said today: “I tabled a question to Deputy Coveney because fishermen in Inver Bay who use traditional methods which have been in place there for over 100 years have been placed under severe pressure, particularly by the regional fisheries board.“This is because – perhaps both fortunately and unfortunately – the bay is partly formed by the estuary of a river in which salmon spawn. The regional fisheries board has tried to claim that the individuals to whom I refer are also fishing for salmon when they are out trying to catch sprat and mackerel.“However, they use completely different gear to fish for the latter and, therefore, the chances of their catching salmon are practically non-existent.“It is important that the type of fishing in which they are involved should be recognised as a traditional method. I understand there is precedent in this regard because a type of gillnet fishery exists in west Cork. “I welcome the fact that the Minister is going to consult the Marine Institute and the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Deputy Rabbitte. I look forward to a positive outcome in respect of this matter.”Deputy Simon Coveney told Deputy Pringle: “We are trying to be constructive with regard to this matter. If we can facilitate fishermen who use traditional methods, particularly in respect of specific stocks which fall outside the TAC system, I would be extremely anxious to do so.“Many restrictions are imposed on those involved in fishing in the context of effort, stocks, quotas and the tonnage that applies in respect of their boats.“If we can facilitate some flexibility in respect of allowing the use of other methods of catching fish which do not impact on vulnerable stocks, then I would be anxious to encourage this. However, we must ensure that we do our homework properly. The last thing I want to do is provide an indication that it is fine for fishermen to invest and commence fishing and then be obliged to clamp down on their activities in six months time as a result of a decision made by the European Commission.“What we do must remain consistent with the rules and the law. The reply I have given the Deputy is initial in nature and it suggests that significant opportunities exist if people want to pursue them.” DONEGALDAILY.COM – THE ORIGINAL 24/7 NEWS WEBSITE. BEWARE OF CHEAP IMITATIONS!PRINGLE WELCOMES MINISTER’S PROMISE TO REVIEW INVER BAY FISHING RIGHTS was last modified: November 3rd, 2011 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:County DonegalDeputy Thomas Pringledonegaldaily.comfishing rightsinver baytraditional fishing methods
A busier than normal weekend at Letterkenny General Hospital resulted in a number of people being treated on trolleys in corridors.Letterkenny General HospitalA number of patients were also left on trolleys in the treatment areas while general wards were also forced to cater for beds outside in the corridors.A source at the hospital told Donegal Daily that the hospital endured one of the busiest weekends for a number of months. “It was pretty hectic. There were a lot of patients being held on trolleys because there simply was not enough beds.“There were beds outside wards which I have not seen for a long, long time. The overcrowding situation, especially at various weekends, does not appear to be getting any better.”No official figure has yet been released as to how many people are on trolleys at the hospital today.HECTIC WEEKEND SEES PATIENTS LEFT ON TROLLEYS ONCE AGAIN AT HOSPITAL was last modified: August 10th, 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)
donegaldaily.com CopyrightWITH the ongoing problems at Letterkenny General Hospital patients from Donegal are being sent to Sligo, Derry and Enniskillen for treatment.Below is what happened to John when he ended up in Sligo – this is his view:VIEWPOINT: An hour and a half to Sligo general hospital from Raphoe. On arrival details are taken. Then a two hour wait for nurse to evaluate you then eight (8) hour wait to see a doctor that’s ten (10) hours at a&e then another hour and a half drive home, most of the people attending were from Donegal some arriving by ambulance some making their own way.The staff were excellent working in a very stressful situation but the problem is a lack of doctors from my experience, do the schedule makers not realise a&e is 24 hours, some nurses volunteered to help out from Letterkenny general but where are the doctors? Surely the HSE is aware of the problem that sending Donegal patients down would have on the operation in Sligo. Altnagelvin Hospital have stopped accepting patients from Donegal unless they are life threatening cases.Some questions need to be asked and answered.1. Why did the hse and Donegal county council at the planning stage of Lk generals new a&e not look at the possibility of flooding? 2. Why has Lk general been allowed to flood twice?3. Why have the hse not put extra doctors in Sligo to cut waiting lists?4. Who’s at fault and will people be held responsible?5. If a politician needed a&e would they be waiting up to ten hours????It’s only when you experience Ireland’s health system that you realise this country is broken and needs more than false promises from politicians to fix it, people at the top in this country are only interested in helping banks etc and making sure they land on their own two feet. Ordinary people of this country don’t matter until voting comes around and we all know what happens then.Hopeful of a responseDisappointed citizenJohn Mc VIEWPOINT: ONE DONEGAL DAILY READER’S 10-HOUR WAIT AT SLIGO HOSPITAL was last modified: August 10th, 2013 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:VIEWPOINT: ONE DONEGAL DAILY READER’S 10-HOUR WAIT AT SLIGO HOSPITAL
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “We hope to have something soon to talk about in the Warner Center area,” he said. The Orange Line busway, which will officially open Saturday after practice runs, cleaves the Valley on an east-west route, from Woodland Hills to North Hollywood, and offer mixed-used development opportunities along the way. “We have a lot of experience with the concept, but we really didn’t apply it in California in a big way until now,” Karatz said. KB Home named veteran real estate executive Jeffrey Gault president of the new division. Gault, a licensed architect and general building contractor, was previously president and chief operating officer at Empire Companies in Ontario. Gault noted that the region presents countless opportunities for mixed-used projects. Targeting metropolitan markets in Southern California and transportation corridors like those created by the Orange Line, KB Home on Wednesday introduced an urban division that will build mid- and high-rise developments. Called KB Urban, the new division of the Los Angeles-based company will focus on high-density, mixed-used projects. The company, known for its single-family developments throughout the United States, has been building condominium homes in France for 20 years. Bruce Karatz, the company’s chairman and chief executive officer, said potential sites have already been identified in the San Fernando Valley. “The market clearly shows a trend and demand for condominiums and an urban lifestyle,” he said in a printed statement. Target buyers will range from young and single professionals – wishing to live closer to work, transportation and retail outlets – to retirees moving from the suburbs to the city. Mixed-use projects have shops or offices on the lower floors and residential housing on the upper floors. Developers and some politicians favor this concept as a partial solution to traffic congestion because, in theory, residents could live close to their jobs. And it’s getting harder for big builders like KB Home to assemble large swaths of land for tracts of houses in areas that have been built up. Gregory E. Gieber, an analyst at A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc. in St. Louis, said that mixed-used projects should be popular in areas like coastal Southern California, which has stellar housing prices and bad traffic congestion. Gieber said developers like KB Home need to be wary of speculators who could influence the market. “In certain markets, it could be a critical aspect of success,” he said about urban development. “We think there is demand if properly executed.” Gregory J. Wilcox, (818) 713-3743 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Tags: Allan SsekamateFrench Ligue One Balloteli celebrates live on Instagram last weekend (Agency Photo)Rampant Mario Balotelli is to be the centre of attention when Olympique Marseille host his former club Nice on Sunday night.The media happy Italian international is the talk of French Ligue One after he posted his goal celebrations live on Instagram following a spectacular overhead kick in last Sunday’s 2-0 victory over Saint Etienne.The former Inter Milan, Manchester City and Liverpool striker has lifted the mood at Stade Velodrome after arriving in January on a free transfer from Nice. Balotelli’s four goals in five games have propelled the 1993 European champions back into contention for a place in next season’s Champions League; a far cry from his time at Nice for whom he didn’t score a single goal in ten outings.Patrick Vieira’s Nice are usually very difficult to break down and boast the highest number of clean sheets outside the top two. But in Rudi Garcia’s Marseille, they come up against a strike force playing within their element as all three Stade Velodrome front men – Balotelli, Lucas Ocampos and Valerie Germain have been among the goals in recent weeks.Ligue One action gets underway on Saturday afternoon with third placed Olympique Lyon away to Strasbourg. Bruno Genesio’s northerners pummeled Toulouse 5-1 at Stade Lyonnais last time out, with the front four of Memphis Deepay, Bertrand Traore, Nabil Fekir and Patrick Dembele all on the score sheet. However, Genesio is expected to ring the changes in readiness for next week’s Champions League round of 16 tie away to Barcelona.Rejuvenated Monaco will be aiming to create distance from the relegation zone when they host Girondin Bordeaux later on Saturday night. The 2017 champions are strongly favoured to overcome a Bordeaux side that fell 1-2 at home to Montpellier on Tuesday. The principality club are being tipped to continue their recovery as they’ve won their last three home rubbers.Sunday’s pick of the matches sees Saint Etienne’s array of veterans lock horns with Lille Metropole’s fast and rising stars. The hosts’ top goal grabber, Tunisian Wahbi Khazri, and Lille’s Ivorian marksman Nicholas Pepe are poised to hog the headlines in this clash between two Champions League chasing sides.Elsewhere, relegation threatened Amiens and Dijon will be counting on home comforts in their respective ties against Nimes and Reims, whereas basement club Guingamp are away to Toulouse. Runaway leaders Paris Saint Germain are not in action until next Tuesday when they defend a seventeen point advantage atop the standings away to Dijon.THE FRENCH LIGUE ONE FIXTURES:SATURDAY.-Strasbourg v Olympique Lyon @7pm-Amiens v Nimes @10pm-Dijon v Nimes @10pm-Monaco v Girondin Bordeaux @10pmSUNDAY: -Montpellier v Angers @5pm-Saint Etienne v Lille @5pm-Toulouse v Guingamp 5pm-Rennes v Caen @7pm-Olympique Marseille v Nice @11pmTUESDAY: -Dijon v Paris Saint Germain @9pmComments
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