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Watch: Idiotic fan slides in on Liverpool keeper Adrian and injured him after UEFA…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/TwitterAdvertisement 8gNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsi4fWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Erj9b( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2p16dWould you ever consider trying this?😱yvcouCan your students do this? 🌚ztv3Roller skating! Powered by Firework Amongst the celebration of the decisive penalty save by Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian in the Super Cup final, not many people noticed that the Spaniard suffered an unfortunate injury, because of a supporter who slid onto the player like a fool.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/TwitterThe footage was recorded by an LFC fan @ReaazAhmed from the stands, who uploaded it on Twitter. Check it below-Advertisement Here you can see, following the controversial but incredible save made by Klopp’s brand new 32 year old signing secured the Anfield side the trophy. As the players and club staff gathered to celebrate, a supporter ran into the crowd, and slid right onto the hero of the match, who was reported to suffer an injury.“Lifetime Ban for the piece of sh*t” one fan wrote.Another one tweeted: “Almost wiped out half of our team with that tackle.”\Some Chelsea fans were furious on the alleged VAR failure on the decisive save, putting up photo and video proofs that the Reds keeper’s foot was not on the line as Blues striker Tammy Abraham was about to kick the ball.The lengthy match went onto penalty shootout after a 2-2 score after the end of extra time. Sadio Mané netted doube for the winners, with Olivier Giroud and Jorginho both getting one goal each for Lampard’s side. The result of the shootout was 5-4. Advertisementlast_img read more

Bravo leads WI resistance with classy unbeaten 94

first_imgHOBAR, Australia (CMC):Darren Bravo is on the verge of a century, leading a courageous fight-back against Australia, who inflicted more misery on West Indies on the second day of their first Test here yesterday.Bravo played with class to be undefeated on 94 as West Indies stumbled to 207 for six after Australia declared their first innings on 583 for four at Bellerive Oval.After another dreadful performance in the field, the visitors put on a woeful batting display, capitulating to 89 for five before a sixth- wicket stand between Bravo and captain Jason Holder carried them past 100.At the close, Kemar Roach on 31 with three fours was providing solid support to Bravo and their stubborn seventh-wicket stand is nine runs shy of a century.Adam Voges and Shaun Marsh put on 449, the highest fourth-wicket stand in Test history after Australia resumed from their overnight score of 438 for three.Voges, who resumed on 174, finished unbeaten on 269 after Steven Smith declared the innings closed during the lunch break.He scored 33 fours, no sixes, and ended the day with a Test batting average of 76.83, second only to Australian legend Sir Donald Bradman.Jomel Warrican broke thestand by removing Marsh to finish with three wickets for 158runs.Marsh, 139 overnight, was caught by Bravo for 182 after sweeping to deep midwicket.West Indies endured a disastrous start to their first innings, losing four wickets in their first session after Josh Hazlewood trapped Kraigg Brathwaite, who scored 2 from 26 deliveries.Nathan Lyon claimed three for 43, including six maidens, with his spin attack to undermine the West Indies middle order, while Hazlewood picked up two for 43.SCOREBOARDAUSTRALIA 1st inningsA. Voges not out 269S. Marsh c Bravo b Warrican 182M. Marsh not out 1Extras (b4, lb3, w3, nb14) 24Total (4 wkts, 114 overs) 538Did not bat: +P Nevill, P Siddle, J Pattinson, J Hazlewood, N Lyon.Fall of wickets: 1-75 (Burns), 2-104 (Smith), 3-121 (Warner), 4-570 (S March)Bowling: Taylor 17-0-108-0 (w1, nb2), Roach 16-1-99-0 (w1, nb4), Gabriel 10-1-59-1 (nb4), Holder 24-3-75-0 (1w, nb4), Warrican 28-1-158-3, Brathwaite 13-0-52-0, Blackwood 6-0-25-0.WEST INDIES 1st inningsK. Brathwaite lbw Hazlewood 2R. Chandrika c Smith b Lyon 25D.M. Bravo not out 94M. Samuels c&b Lyon 9J. Blackwood c Burns b Lyon 0D. Ramdin b Hazlewood 8J. Holder lbw b Siddle 15K. Roach not out 31Extras: (b7, lb10, w1, nb5) 23Total: (6 wickets; 65 overs) 207To Bat: J Taylor, J Warrican, S GabrielFall of wickets: 1-17(Brathwaite),2-58(Chandrika),3-78(Samuels),4-78 (Blackwood), 5-89 (Ramdin), 6-116 (Holder)Bowling: Hazlewood 16-4-43-2,Pattinson 15-0-68-0, Siddle 12-5-22-1,Lyon 19-6-43-3, Marsh 3-1-14-0.Toss: Australia.last_img read more

B’ball: Oilers, Commissioners Clash Today

first_imgThe 16th league matches of the Liberia Basketball Association continue this afternoon at the Sports Commission, on Broad Street, Monrovia.There are three pairings today: G. Blazers will take on S. Brothers in the first match at 4:30p.m., A. Shooters will take on Phoenix in the second game at 6p.m., and final match of the day is between Commissioners and Oilers.In their 13th league encounter on Sunday, April 20, 2014, Oilers suffered 53-55 points to Mighty Barrolle.And it makes sense to speculate that Oilers will be returning to the game today to convince their fans that they lost by accident.Commissioners received a massive loss to NPA Pythons (95-29 points) in their 13th league encounter and may be suffering the shock of the defeat.Pythons proved too strong for Commissioners and many basketball fans are convinced they have learned some playing and scoring lessons.So going against Oilers, another great team, many fans are wondering if Commissioners have recovered enough to stage their claim in the third game today.Evidently, the Oilers cannot allow the Commissioners to stand in their way, and that means there will be trouble for the Commissioners.Whatever the case is, Commissioners will have to discover themselves and be ready for their next game, which will be against T. Wolves on Thursday, April 24, 2014.S. Brothers did not do well in their clash against B. Bulls in their 14th league encounter, suffering 67-22 points.Phoenix also lost their 11th league match to T. Wolves 40-36 points, and though their loss was a narrow four points, going against A. Shooters who lost the 10th league match against S. Sisters, will mean they are going out to claim the points.  But the question is, can they?There were two games scheduled for yesterday.In game one, Supreme Sisters were expected to take on D. Queens and in the second game Pythons and Dream Team ll were paired for action at press time.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Mob Justice: Is There No End In Sight?

first_imgBy Samuel G. Dweh, freelance journalist (0886618906/0776583266; samuelosophy@yahoo.com)Mob justice, a recurrent concern of law enforcement authorities whose end appears nowhere insight is a problem confronting communities as well as law enforcement officials. There have been many instances in which completely innocent individuals have been victimized on suspicion of involvement in armed robbery, while in other instances, communities have been terrorized by individuals carrying firearms and other dangerous weapons.It is mainly a postwar menace whose roots, some experts say, can be linked to the civil war but which can also be linked to the country’s justice system that effectively denies many access to justice. Such a situation tends to undermine public confidence and trust in the police as well as the courts with loads of complaints from the public about corruption in the courts as well as alleged preferential treatment of criminals by the police, according to a top law enforcement official speaking on conditions of anonymity. Freelance journalist Samuel Dweh has been looking at the issue and now reports.The presence of the corpse of a man lying in the middle of a public road in the Lakpazee Community in Sinkor, Monrovia, evoked empathy and apathy in people who had trooped to view the body. One of his eyes had been punched with a sharp object; his head with several holes. And a colony of flies sat on the blood on his bare skin and hovered over the body.“Ay, God, they killed this young man bad way,” a lady looking at the corpse said and placed her hands on her chest.“I like the way they killed him,” another lady said while she was leaving the spot. “They don’t want to work, they just breaking into other people’s homes with knives or guns, stealing, or killing when you can’t give them what they want.”Some of those viewing the corpse, identified as Kormah, said he had been murdered around 4am.“He was a member of a gang that went to rob in a house in Lakpazee West Point. They took cell phones, money and other valuable items from the occupants in the house. When they were leaving, the people they robbed shouted ‘rogue…rogue…rogue.’ He hid in the bathroom when his friends were running away,” a lady, who identified herself as Marie Sumo, narrated at the scene. “They have been doing this in Lakpazee and the two Matadi communities for over eight years.”Another lady, Rose Smith, a trader in the Lakpazee market, told me the man, before his demise, had attempted breaking into her home. “Around four o’clock this morning, I saw him shaking my window screen while I and my children were sleeping. When I said, ‘what you want’, he cursed me and ran off. After he left, I heard some persons saying, ‘where is the rogue…where is the rogue…?’” she said.Ms. Mama Miller, who said she knows the dead man’s family, told me Kormah had told his mother he was traveling to Lofa County, his native home, but people had been telling the mother they had been seeing her son in Monrovia during the time he claimed he was still in Lofa County. “His auntie saw his body and told his mother. When she saw her son’s body, she almost fainted,” Ms. Miller narrated to friends after the body had been taken away for burial.Before his death, Kormah had fathered three children. “His mother was taking care of two of the children while he was away,” Ms. Miller told me.Kormah was the only child of his mother, another person said.Another lady, who lives near Kormah’s mother in Lakpazee, said he started “big-time stealing when he was a child in the community,” she told some persons in the group of people viewing the corpse or taking snapshots with their mobile phones.Little Kormah started stealing during the presidency of Charles Taylor, when those caught red-handed in the act or considered prime suspects were either lynched or burnt with car tires by mobs in the Lakpazee community. “This was around 1999 up to 2003,” another community member, Gracious Glaybah, 21, confirmed at the scene.The body of Kormah was removed at 1:10pm by a team of Liberia National Police officers.While the police was collecting the body, Kormah’s mother pleaded to them to allow her follow them to the burial site. “I want to see where he will be,” she pleaded.One of the officers told the pleading mother she could take the corpse for burial, but she should first make a police statement. The grieving mother couldn’t, and the police sped off with the corpse.The brutal killing of Kormah is described as “jungle justice” in Liberia — an allusion to illegal execution of a criminal or suspected criminal by angry persons or a group. Concerned security officials had, on many occasions in the past, warned Liberians against taking the law into their hands.The government’s anti-mob justice warnings have fallen on deaf ears, especially in areas with no police presence especially during nighttime when the police are not present to deter such acts of lawlessness.There are reports of armed robbers showing up in neighborhoods where they had operated, a day after they had been caught in the act and thrown into a police cell.“This undermines people’s trust in the justice system and causes mob justice,” a male community member of the Lakpazee community, who preferred anonymity, told me.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Continues

first_imgB.C. north Peace River5.20 PM PDT Sunday 17 August 2008Severe thunderstorm watch forB.C. north Peace River continued There is a potential for severe thunderstorms with heavy downpours damaging winds and large hail this afternoon and early this evening.This is an alert to the potential development of severe thunderstorms with large hail and damaging winds.- Advertisement -Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements. If threatening weather approaches take immediate safety precautions.An unstable airmass over the British Columbia interior will give the potential for the development of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and early this evening. Damaging winds large hail and heavy downpours can be expected with the passage of these thunderstorms.last_img read more

Bikes hit the road

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThe average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Santa Clarita is $3.34 this week, up from $2.89 a month ago, according to a price survey conducted by the Automobile Club of Southern California. The popularity of Santa Clarita’s contest continues into the third year, with organizers netting about 13 companies, said Kelli Lajer of the city’s environmental services department. Participants include California Institute of the Arts, College of the Canyons, Answer Products Inc., Advanced Bionics Corp., Remo Inc., Precision PC, Wayforward Technologies, the city and the water companies. Frozen yogurt is the prize for cyclists whose companies win in the small- and large-business divisions. Metro, a sponsor of events countywide, will provide a catered lunch to the employer with the most riders. Answer Products snagged the county prize last year. One water company chief, who lives outside the city, said garaging the car is just one perk of biking. “It goes to the overall conservation message, whether it’s fuel or water,” said Steve Cole, general manager of the Newhall County Water District. “It’s a good thing for people to do.” Roger Hasper, owner of Newhall Bicycle Co., mused, “It takes a lot more than a dollar price hike to get somebody out of their Hummer and onto a two-wheeler.” Bike commuters tend to be those who ride recreationally, followed by those who are somewhat strained by the gas price hike, Hasper said. The past couple of weeks, many more people have inquired about how to commute or which bike is best suited to commuting. He recommends hybrids, which afford the straight-back comfort of a mountain bike with the efficiency of a road bike. Hasper said thousands of people in Los Angeles County who cannot afford a car or who must share one with others commonly ride bikes to work. “I’ll sell nice exotic road or mountain bikes to people for $3,000 to $4,000, and you see them three months later – they don’t have any miles on the bike (because) they don’t have the time,” he said. “At the same moment, a grown man comes in on a small girls bike. That’s his ride; that’s how he gets to work. He’s ecstatic he doesn’t have to walk or take the bus.” Hasper rehabs donated bikes and gives them to people in need. judy.orourke@dailynews.com (661) 257-5255 ——— Pit stops for Bike to Work Day participants will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at: Santa Clarita City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd. Answer Products, 28209 Ave. Stanford. Bike path at Newhall Avenue and 16th Street. Bike path at Camp Plenty and Soledad Canyon Road. A pit stop for College of the Canyons employees and students will be located near the campus security office.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – Recreational cyclists are expected to hit the road in droves today as part of the city’s Bike to Work Day Challenge. Not ones to shy from competition, the city’s four water purveyors have joined the friendly contest to see which company can get the most employees to bike to work. The head of one company cycles on weekends, but today he will travel the 16 miles round trip on two wheels. “I really enjoy the city’s bike trails. I use them often,” said Robert DiPrimio, president of Valencia Water Co. “I would gladly meet any of the other water company managers on the Southfork Trail in the future – I would buy them coffee at the local java joint.” The challenge is among a slew of events planned nationwide to celebrate Bike to Work Day and May as National Bike Month. Sponsors tout how cycling cuts traffic congestion, is environmentally benign, a boon to health and an answer to rising gas prices. last_img read more

GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE CLUB NOTES

first_imgNaomh Comlcille presents a unique opportunity to get rid of all your unwanted scrap metal and clothing and help your local GAA Club. This continues in the Killea / St. Johnston / Carrigans area; all you have to do is bring the listed items below to Gerard (Diesel) McDaid’s yard on the following dates:Saturday 7th July 2012 between 9 am and 5pmSaturday 14th July 2012 between 9 am and 5pm If you need assistance with collection/transportation of any materials please contact any of our committee below and arrangements will be made to assist you: Kieran Friel – 086 6056655Anything that may contain Copper, Brass, Stainless Steel, Aluminium, Iron, Steel, Lead and Electric Cables, empty food cans, Saucepans, Toasters, Electric Cookers, Washing Machines, Dishwashers, , Microwaves, Tumble Dryers, Swings, Lawnmowers, Strimmers, Rakes Etc, Gardening Equipment, Car Parts, Alloy wheels (No Tyres), Car batteries, Kitchen sinks, Sink tops, Ironing Boards, Radiators, Solid Fuel Cookers, Food Mixers, Electric Knives, Cast Iron Fireplaces, Bicycles, Go Carts, Trampolines, Swing Frames, Goal Posts, Steel Oil Tanks, Coal Buckets, Steel Coal Bunkers, Steel Window Frames, Boilers, Steel Garden Furniture, Gas Heaters, Gas Cookers, Steel Gutters, Golf Irons, Clothes Lines, Sheep Wire, Fencing Wire, Barrels, Wheel Barrows, old Cars, Car Doors/Bonnets etc, Wheel Rims, Gates, Corrugated Iron. Old Farm Machinery, Trailers, Hay and Silage Bailers, Hay Turners, Mowing Machines, Ploughs, Transport Boxes, Toppers, Agitators, Slurry Tank Gates, Ring Feeders, Railway Lines, Cement Mixers, Diggers, Dozers, Combine Harvesters, Binders, Horse Machinery, Water Pumps, Electric Motors, Engine Parts, Milk Cans/Buckets, Milking machines, Milk Coolers and Car/Tractor/Lorrys. All clean clothing including Household Textiles, Clothes, Shoes, Handbags, Belts, Curtains, Bed Linen as well as soft and hard back books.Naomh Colmcille was defeated at home by Naomh Ultan 2-15 to 4-11. Naomh Colmcille: Marty Callaghan, Mark Callaghan, Alex Devenney, John Fullerton, Gerard Curran, Shane McAteer, Eddie Gillespie, Ryan McErlean, Andrew Clarke, William Lynch, Mark Dowds, Don Heagerty, Ciaran Callaghan, Thomas McKinley, Willie Gillespie. Subs – Anthony Grant, Paul Friel, Stephen Davenport.Naomh Colmcille reserves Drew against Naomh Ultan Reserves 0-12 to 2-6Naomh Colmcille Training Schedule this week is as follows· Under 8’s: Well done to both u8 teams that put in excellent performances in their home blitz on Friday evening. Thanks to Buncrana and Milford for travelling to Newtown for the blitz. Big thanks to the parents for their support and for providing the refreshments after. Training will be this Saturday (7th) at the earlier time of 10 am.· Under 10’s: training on Friday the 6th of July at 6 pm at Páirc Colmcille. Home Blitz at Páirc Colmcille against Termon and Buncrana could all players please be at the Club house at 10:30 sharp. All support by parents providing the refreshments for after would be greatly appreciated.· Under 12’s: Training on Monday the 9th of July at 7:00 pm at Páirc Colmcille. Match in St. Eunan’s tonight, could all players please be at clubhouse for 5:30. · Under 14’s: training/match tbc; please check Facebook or club website for updates.· Under 16’s: training/match tbc; please check Facebook or club website for updates.· Under 18’s: training/match tbc; please check Facebook or club website for updates.· Gaelic for Girls training: will be on Friday the 6th of June at 6:30 pm at Páirc Colmcille. Can all under age players please bring €2, boots, shorts /track bottoms and a drink please.· Senior training will continue this week as per notification via TEXT from Senior Manager Joe HigginsNew players are always welcome!!Note: all updates about training and match fixtures will be on the Club’s website (www.naomhcolmcille.com) and Facebook page (Naomh Colmcille GAA.)Naomh Colmcille Lotto: This week’s winning sequence was 1.6.10.14.15. Congratulations to Liam Doran C/o Coyle’s Bar and Restaurant and John Callaghan who matched 4 numbers and shared €75. Next week’s jackpot €600. The club would like to thank Mary and Patsy McLaughlin for all their help and support with the Lotto over the last long number of years.The Club would like to take the opportunity to Thank Everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the Club the essential means of continuing to give our local Kids and Adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pass time.The club is now registered for a ‘Lucozade sport promotion’ where we could get either €10,000 if we collect the most bottle caps, or entered into a draw for €5,000 if we collect over 500 caps, so start collecting your bottle caps now!’Naomh Colmcille would greatly appreciate if everyone in the local community and beyond could start collecting these vouchers and Tokens on behalf of the Club as it would mean a great deal to our local youth and bring much needed equipment to aid the development of our underage teams.Tokens can be given to any Club member, player, and coach or committee member.Naomh Colmcille SPORT’s DAY 2012 will be held on Sunday at Páirc Colmcille details of the event to follow.July’s committee Meeting will be held on the 9th July at 8pm at Páirc Colmcille, could all members please attend.GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE CLUB NOTES was last modified: July 2nd, 2012 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:NAOMH COLMCILLE GAA LCUB NOTESlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS HELD AT HOME BY RED HUGHS

first_imgLetterkenny Gaels GAA News:Red Hugh’s were the visitors to Pairc na nGael at the weekend for both the Senior & Reserve matches. The Reserves lost their game while the Seniors played out a draw. There is no game this weekend.Our U-10 footballers travelled west to take part in their first blitz of the season in Gweedore at the weekend. They were joined by the host club & neighbours Glenswilly. Well done to all who took part, parents, coaches and thanks to Gweedore for hosting. The U-8 footballers have their first blitz this weekend in Newton at 12noon.Sympathy is extended to the Kavanagh family from Tyholland, Monaghan on their recent bereavement.Good luck to Oisin and the Donegal Minor team & the Seniors in their Ulster Championship clash with Tyrone on Sunday.Thanks to all who took part in the Topaz Cash for Clubs fundraiser.Special thanks also to Eddie Tobin and his staff for helping our club withthis. The U-14 girls team were beaten by St. Eunans last Friday evening. Training continues every Monday & Wednesday evening at the pitch.With the summer holidays fast approaching we have finalised dates for our Hurling Fun Week, Camogie Crew & Cúl Camp.The Hurling Fun week runs from 6th to 10th of July, Cúl Camp is from 27th to 31st July and the Camogie Crew is provisionally penciled in for the 3rd week of July.Any business interested in getting a pitch side ad should contact Dan on (086) 739 2780 for more details.Our U-12 footballers had a 2 point win over Glenfin in their league and are fixed to play Buncrana next. Training continues on Monday & Friday evenings from 6.30-7.30pm at the pitch. With the competitive action starting soon it is important that all players attend training. New players welcome.Our annual 5k road race & fun run is fixed for Tuesday 2nd June. This race is part of the Donegal Athletics Board Grand Prix Series and more details will be published in the coming weeks. Underage football coaching continues at 11am every Sunday at Pairc na nGael. New members welcome.Camogie training continues at the pitch on Mondays from 6-7pm for U-14 and older girls and Fridays from 6.30-8pm at the pitch for U-8, U-10 & U-12. Contact 086 8163605 for information. New players welcome. Please check club website and Gaels Camogie Facebook for more info.Hurling training continues at Pairc na nGael every Thursday evening from 6.30pm to 7.30 pm. Please contact Dan Harnett 0867392780 or Sharon Harnett 0868405785 to book or for more information. New members always welcome.For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGael GAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS HELD AT HOME BY RED HUGHS was last modified: May 12th, 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:GAALetterkenny GaelsNoticesSportlast_img read more

FILM IT FRIDAY – WIN FREE CINEMA TICKETS

first_imgEvery week we will be giving away a FREE family pass (one adult and three children or two adults and two children) to Century Cinemas in Letterkenny.All readers have to do is to email the answer to a simple movie-related question.The question is “Which spin-off of the Lord of the Rings series is now showing at Century Cinemas?” The answer could well be on the Century Cinemas website below!Email your answer with your name, address and mobile phone number to admin@donegaldaily.com before midnight tonight.The winner will be announced tomorrow morning (SAT).And don’t worry if you don’t win this week – we have lots of FREE family passes available in the coming weeks. FILM IT FRIDAY – WIN FREE CINEMA TICKETS was last modified: December 13th, 2013 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:Century Cinemasfree ticketslast_img read more

‘NEW CRISIS LOOMS AT LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL’ STAFF WARN

first_imgTHE re-opening of the Accident & Emergency Department at Letterkenny General Hospital later this week following last summer’s flood damage is “masking” a real crisis at the campus, stressed staff have told Donegal Daily.The ground floor of the new medical block will re-open at 8am on Wednesday, marking a remarkable turnaround following the devastation of the flood.Staff however insist there just aren’t enough nurses – or beds – to cope anymore at the hospital. Even Head Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Dr Sinead O’Gorman, told Health Minister James Reilly during his visit to the hospital last week they don’t have enough staff to cope.The staff who are there complain that they are effectively in “crisis management” all the time at a hospital which receives the least funding per patient of any other hospital in the State – often half the funding of hospitals in Cork and Dublin, and a third less than patients attending Sligo Regional Hospital.“There are too many people with clipboards in the place telling us to get on with it,” warned one experienced nurse.“The fact is we don’t have enough staff and we don’t have enough beds so we may be moving back into new facilities, but we will be having the same old headaches with overcrowding.” The medic predicted that there would “inevitably be a repeat” of previous incidents at the hospital where elderly patients had to be left on trolleys, often for many hours.“There’s a lot of spin and gloss about the hospital,” said another senior medic.“No-one wants to be seen criticising a hospital; but this is not directed at staff. They’re incredible and they work extremely hard to keep things going but it is all going to crash again and the real fear is that we lose a patient because of it.“Our politicians need to stand up for us more. Simple as that. And their words should never be seen as a criticism of staff but as a support for them.”Morale at the hospital is low, according to other staff members. Many critical posts remain unfilled; some staff have left and returned as locums.And student nurses continue to work hard, knowing that there won’t be a decent job for them in Letterkenny at the end of their studies – with a plane ticket out of Ireland their best option.“People outside the hospital need to know what’s going on inside it,” said another medic.“It might look great; but a building is no use to anyone without the people to staff it.” ‘NEW CRISIS LOOMS AT LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL’ STAFF WARN was last modified: March 10th, 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:crisisJames Reillyletterkenny hospitalStafflast_img read more