News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Irish hospitals are more overcrowded now than at any other point in the pandemic, according to a nurses union.Latest figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation today showed 376 patients are without a bed this morning – the highest number since March 5th last year.University Hospital Limerick has the worst overcrowding, with 75 people awaiting beds, followed by Letterkenny University Hospital with 31, and Cork University Hospital with 30.The INMO’s says emergency departments are coming under increased pressure and is calling for an urgent national intervention on the issue. Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – May 11, 2021 WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Pinterest LUH second most overcrowded hospital in Ireland today Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Previous articlePlanning granted for Inishowen asphalt siteNext article379 new Covid cases, 27 in Donegal News Highland
(1) The vegetation of three oligotrophic lakes on Signy Island (Antarctica) is dominated by benthic algal felts and aquatic mosses, and the phytoplankton is sparse. Five seasonal factors affect underwater irradiance–daylength, the sun’s elevation, ice- and snow-cover and water clarity. Calculated irradiance at the bottom of the lake varies from c. 1 at midwinter to 2600 kJ m-2 day-1 in early summer. (2) Primary production of three representative benthic communities was measured in situ at monthly intervals over 11 months. Photosynthesis and respiration were estimated from changes in oxygen concentration in light and dark bottles using a semi-micro-Winkler method. There was measurable production for 9 months of the year, but the plants were below compensation point during early winter (June to early August). Compensation and light-saturation points were both at unusually low irradiance. (3) Maximum production rate (measured as oxygen evolution rate per unit ash-free dry weight, μg mg-1 day-1) was: Tolypothrix-Plectonema community (Sombre Lake) 10.8; Phormidium-dominated algal felt (Changing Lake) 4.2; aquatic mosses Calliergon and Drepanocladus (Moss Lake) 7.7. Calculated as equivalent carbon production, these rates are 4, 1.5 and 3 μg mg-1 day-1. Annual production as carbon per unit area of lake for the three communities was 9, 3.3 and 4 g m-2. (4) Comparison is made with similar lakes in the Arctic and Antarctic. The polar environment accentuates the differences between lakes dominated by either phytoplankton or by benthic vegetation.
A mother has been charged after authorities say her children were found wondering in subfreezing temperatures after she left them alone in the home.The incident occurred on December 3rd in the Village of Venetie, Alaska.Officials say a neighbor contacted police to conduct a welfare check after a five-year-old showed up to her home carrying their 18-month-old sibling.Authorities said the older child became scared after the power went out and wearing only socks and light clothing, carried the smaller child half a mile over to the neighbor’s home.The temperature was said to be around -31 F at the time and both children suffered cold-related injuries.Officials were able to make contact with the children’s mother 37-year-old Julie Peter, who admitted to leave the children unattended. She has since been booked her in the Fairbanks Correctional Center on one charge of endangering the welfare of a child in the 1st degree.
Comments Lauren DeCarlo was just ‘stopping by’ Syracuse when looking at potential colleges where she could play soccer.She didn’t really have the intention or desire to play soccer at Syracuse. She thought a Division-III program would suit her better. But on a trip to Colgate to check out its women’s soccer program, she decided to make a pit stop at Syracuse.Once she stepped on SU’s campus, her plans changed.‘I always thought I wanted to play soccer at a small D-III school,’ DeCarlo said. ‘But then I came here and I realized that I wanted something with bigger sports, more people, a bigger campus. So then once I visited, I kind of stepped in, and I’m glad I did.’From that moment, DeCarlo wanted to be a part of the Orange, even if it meant she had to walk on to the team. Although it was risky going out for a team she didn’t have a reserved spot on, the walk-on has transcended into a regular contributor in her second season. She scored a game-winning goal for Syracuse — the first of her career — in SU’s Big East opener against Providence on Sept. 18 and has played solid minutes off the bench for the Orange.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDeCarlo emailed SU head coach Phil Wheddon after her visit to let him know she was interested in playing for the Division-I program and wanted to know what she could do to earn a spot on the team.He invited DeCarlo, a Wilton, Conn., native, to a prospective student-athlete summer camp at Syracuse.DeCarlo was jumbled along with younger players at the camp, but impressed enough to catch the eye of Wheddon.‘That was my tryout, and I didn’t realize that until it was actually done,’ DeCarlo said.DeCarlo said she knew during the camp she’d have to outperform the other players to prove she belonged. She did just that and made the team.‘He invited me to be on the team,’ DeCarlo said. ‘He said I really surprised him, I did really well. I was really shocked. I wasn’t expecting an invite. I thought I would have to try out or something.’Wheddon said that once she was invited to participate in the preseason, she continued to show her skills were D-I worthy.But DeCarlo’s experience at SU didn’t start off the way she had hoped last year.DeCarlo suffered an ankle injury before her freshman season got underway and was also sick for what she estimates was half the season.After the thrill of the making the team, DeCarlo said she struggled and went through an adjustment period. She also didn’t have the same connection with the team she has this year.Sophomore defender Jackie Moriarty said last year DeCarlo didn’t have that chemistry with her teammates because she wasn’t taking the field with them.But this year is different. She’s become a part of the team.‘She’s not injured and kind of separated from the team,’ Moriarty said. ‘She’s with the team now. And she’s not just like a random player on the side. She’s part of us.’And she’s a regular contributor. DeCarlo made sure she was ready for this season. Unlike her freshman campaign when she didn’t know what to expect, DeCarlo came in healthy and improved.Wheddon was surprised at what she brought to the table when she unknowingly tried out for the squad. That hasn’t changed.She has surpassed his expectations again this season.‘This year she’s been very steady,’ Wheddon said. ‘We know what we’re going to get from Lauren. She’s worked exceptionally hard. She can play multiple positions. She’s a coach’s luxury.’Wheddon said that she is one of the best walk-ons the fourth-year head coach has had at Syracuse.Her ability to play any position on the field has been a crucial asset. In her seven games and one start, DeCarlo has played defense, midfield and forward, Wheddon said.‘The only thing she hasn’t been is the goalkeeper, and I’m not sure she’s going to be doing that,’ Wheddon said.And that solid play from every spot on the field, including the game-winning goal against Providence, has earned DeCarlo the respect of her teammates.They don’t even think of her as a walk-on.‘No one even, to be honest with you, considers her a walk-on at all,’ SU forward Jenna Rickan said after that Providence win. ‘She’s just such a great member of our team, and she is absolutely so vital to every aspect of it.’The feeling is mutual for DeCarlo.‘I feel just like everyone else now, and they’ve really been helpful with that, and it’s just been great,’ DeCarlo said. ‘I feel part of the team. I don’t feel like a walk-on.’[email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 4, 2011 at 12:00 pm
Uganda Cranes is scheduled to play friendly matches against Tunisia on January 4, followed by games against Slovakia and Ivory Coast before flying to Gabon for the Total AFCON Finals 2017.Uganda is in group D with Ghana, Egypt and Mali.****[email protected] on: WhatsApp Ramada Hotel where Uganda Cranes is accommodated in Tunisia.What was supposed to be a trip lasting a few hours to Tunisia from Entebbe, turned into a two day trip that had Cranes start the new year at Dubai Airport.Cranes finally arrived their destination, Tunis Sunday afternoon and so eager were they to get back to football that they could even afford some light training at Menza Stadium. The team flew out of Entebbe on Friday.According to www.fufa.co.ug, during the training session, the team players focused mostly on muscle fixation, ball work and creating scoring opportunities. “Positively, the players response was a top notch as all of them enjoyed the session which they completed with success,” www.fufa.co.ug reported.“I want to thank you all for the commitment and dedication you have exhibited in training for the last two weeks at home but remember that is work half done. Today our journey to Africa Cup of Nations final has started,” coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredejovich said.“Training hard and being fit are some of those aspects we need if we are to perform well in AFCON but mental strength as well as team work will be paramount in our cause and approach,” Micho said. Uganda Cranes started the new year in Dubai, where they were stuck after a delay caused by bad weather in the Middle East.They were supposed to have flown out to Tunisia on Saturday December 31, 2016, but delayed arrival in Dubai from Uganda on Friday December 30, 2016 meant they could only connect to their destinaiton on Sunday January 1, 2017. The Cranes contingent left on Friday night aboard Ethiopian Airlines with the initial flight schedule that would take them via Dubai before connecting to Tunisia. Bad weather in Dubai saw the flight crew fly to Doha as a safety measure where the team spent the night.
Facebook5Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of LaceyThe elected officials of Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, and Thurston County seek to fill a vacancy for a regional representative on the Capital Area Regional Public Facilities District (CAR-PFD) board. Eligible applicants must live within Thurston County, Olympia, Lacey, or Tumwater and submit a letter of interest by April 1, 2019, to:City of LaceyPeri Edmonds, City Clerk420 College Street SELacey, WA 98501The CAR-PFD, a municipal corporation, is a special taxing district created by Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, and Thurston County in 2003. It finances payments on bonds issued by Lacey and Olympia for construction of two regional events centers—Lacey’s Regional Athletic Complex and Olympia’s Hands on Children’s Museum.The District is authorized to receive 0.033% of the state share of sales and use tax generated in the four jurisdictions as allowed by RCW 82.14.390. This legislation authorized the use of state revenue to promote economic development by supporting the construction of certain public facilities in local jurisdictions.The elected officials of Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, and Thurston County each appoint one CAR-PFD board member. The remaining three board members are appointed as regional representatives, subject to recommendations from local business and community organizations. CAR-PFD board members serve four-year staggered terms.The seven member Public Facilities District Board of Directors has fiduciary responsibility for the appropriate use of sales tax revenue it collects and distributes. The board meets annually to review financial statements and issue an annual report to the public on the use of those funds.For more information, contact Peri Edmonds, Lacey City Clerk, at [email protected] or (360) 486-8704.
Staff at Mallard’s Source for sports would like to join in with the celebrations by selecting the Bombers Team of the Week.The team includes Chase Gilbertson, Joel Bokenfor, Liam Smith, Mike Caldecott, Eli Swan, Sebastian Bodineoach, Evan Klenk, Raven Johnson, Owen Pfeffer, Nigel Ziegler, Rowan Megale, Seamus Howard, Daniel wood, Jake Anderson, Martin mendez, Dylan Dixon, Ezra Lloyd and coaches Brad Swan and Michael Joyce. One easy way of getting selected as Mallard’s Team of the Week is to overcome the odds and capture a BC High School Provincial Title.The L.V. Rogers Bombers accomplished the feat Saturday in Abbotsford, claiming the BC High School Boy’s Tier II Rugby Championship with a thrilling 13-12 victory over Robert Bateman.The game came down to the final seconds before LVR was crowned the winners.
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SAN JOSE – Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo was even with center Joe Thornton at the Sharks’ blue line when he suddenly cut toward the goal.With a surprised Thornton trailing him, Bortuzzo received a pass from Joel Edmundson and lifted a backhand shot past Martin Jones with 3:26 left in the second period, scoring what proved to be the game winner in the Blues’ 4-2 win Monday at the SAP Center that evened the Western Conference final at 1-1.The playoffs seem to be set up perfectly for the …
The CBI may file the first charge sheet in the Commonwealth Games scam on Friday against Suresh Kalmadi and other former officials of the Organising Committee with the agency claiming to have enough evidence to nail them for alleged bunglings in a Rs 141 crore contract.The agency may name sacked OC chairman Kalmadi along with the then officials; Secretary General Lalit Bhanot, Director General V K Verma, Deputy Director General (procurement) Surjeet Lal besides beneficiary company Swiss Timing for allegedly inflating the cost of contract causing Rs 95 crore loss to exchequer, top CBI sources said.The CBI had claimed in its FIR that the contract for Timing Scoring and Results system was awarded by “wrongfully restricting and eliminating competition” from other suppliers in a pre-meditated and planned manner.The CBI is also likely to send Letters Rogatory to Switzerland seeking details about beneficiary company Swiss Timing from local authorities after the first set of charges are levelled in the case, they said.According to sources, the sleuths have found details of an alleged bribe of Rs 23 crore which exchanged hands for awarding the contract for framing the eligibility requirements in such a way that competing firms may be sidelined.The agency has to file the chargesheet before May 23 as the 90-day mandatory period for levelling charges against Bhanot and Verma, arrested on February 23, will be getting over making the duo eligible for bail. Kalmadi was arrested on April 25.Sources said Indian representatives of Swiss Timing were in constant touch with Kalmadi and other officials of the OC much before the tender was floated.advertisementThe contract worth Rs.141 crore was awarded for setting up Timing Scoring and Results system during the mega sporting event last year.It is alleged that the Committee for shortlisting prospective bidders for TSR was constituted by selecting handpicked officials, CBI spokesperson Dharini Mishra had said after the arrest of Kalmadi.Investigation has also revealed that members of the tenders evaluation committee were coerced and threatened to disqualify other bidders, she had said.The agency has registered 11 FIRs in the cases related to Commonwealth Games scam.- With PTI inputs