first_imgThe following is a joint statement from Co-operating for Cancer Care NorthWest and Donegal Action for Cancer Care who attended a meeting yesterday at the Department of Health, Hawkins House, Dublin.Letterkenny General HospitalThe purpose of the meeting was to receive feedback and re-evaluate progress made since the previous meeting held on 27 February last, regarding action to be taken to develop/progress breast cancer services in Letterkenny General Hospital.“It was a robust meeting. Firm commitment was given from Minister Varadkar and the Saolta Group to strengthen systematic breast cancer services in LGH in a manner that will be sustainable into the future. “It was agreed that the Saolta Group would continue with their internal dialogues to advance support to Letterkenny services and integration within the dedicated cancer unit.“It was acknowledged that progress has been made since the February meeting, whilst at the same time it was recognised that there is still much work to do.“All attending the meeting recognised that Letterkenny breast services require additional supports and were in agreement regarding the quality of services provided by the breast team within the hospital.“A further meeting is envisaged before the end of the year.” DONEGAL CANCER GROUPS RELEASE STATEMENT AFTER ‘ROBUST’ MEETING was last modified: August 21st, 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)last_img read more

Go For Gold from education to work

first_imgGo for Gold says an average of 80% of phase one pupils matriculate with a Bachelor pass, enabling them to study at university. (Image: Media Club South Africa)Many graduates know the difficulties that lie in hunting for a job after they have completed their studies; many young people from disadvantaged backgrounds do not know what it feels like to graduate.Go For Gold, an education-to-employment public-private initiative, is trying to fill the gap. It was established in 1999 by companies in the built environment and the Western Cape department of education and civil society, to enable young people from disadvantaged communities across South Africa to benefit from a holistic education and skills development programme.HOW THE PROGRAMME WORKSGo For Gold’s programme has four phases:Phase 1: Go For Gold selects pupils in grades 11 and 12 who show an aptitude for maths and science. They are given after-school and Saturday morning maths and science tuition and, at the same time, their social and emotional education is improved during weekly life skills sessions.Phase 2: Once the pupils matriculate, they are employed for a year by partner companies in the construction sector as general worker interns. This gives them experience of the working world while they continue to receive Saturday bridging classes in maths, science and life skills, to prepare them for their tertiary studies.Phase 3: Students enter tertiary studies on bursaries from sponsoring companies and continue to be mentored by Go For Gold. They graduate within the minimum period of time.Phase 4: Students with a technical degree or diploma are employed after graduation. Sponsoring companies secure technical staff and improve their employment equity.According to Go For Gold, an average of 80% of phase one pupils matriculate with a Bachelor pass, enabling them to study at university.GO FOR GOLD AWARDSGo For Gold recently recognised 82 students for their extraordinary achievements at the 17th annual Go For Gold Awards.“Our annual awards ceremony is a wonderful celebration of the incredible commitment and determination shown by our Go For Gold students who, despite their generally poor socio-economic circumstances, grab hold of the opportunity to get a tertiary education by diligently attending extra classes and working hard to improve their marks,” explained Patti Bruyns, the Go for Gold Programme Director.“Never fail to do your best, for what you plant now you will harvest later,” said Tamsyn-Lee Simeon, a Go For Gold phase two student who will start her studies to become a civil engineer in 2016. “Do not watch the clock but do what it does – keep going. Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.”Amanda Filtane, a Go For Gold alumnus who graduated from the University of Cape Town with a BSc Honours in construction management and now works as a project manager with the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, became the first Go For Gold Honorary Ambassador.She helped to start Lamps, an after-school tuition NPO through which young people in the township receive tuition and are helped to apply for tertiary studies and bursaries.“Amanda has, despite great odds and with tremendous resilience, carved a place for herself in a field dominated by men,” said Bruyns. “She stands out for both her professional achievements and commitment to give back to Go For Gold and her community. We are extremely proud to honour her with this award.”last_img read more

Latest addition to the Dashboard and Profile makes this project a wrap

first_imgJune:In June we added the ability to filter recent logs in your newsfeed. This allows you to choose if you want to show only your activity, or your and your friends’ recent activity on the Dashboard. Additionally, you can collapse sections on the Dashboard that are not relevant to you, or expand them for an overview of everything that is happening in your geocaching world. SharePrint RelatedMake it YOUR Profile and DashboardJune 20, 2017In “News”Make friends with the updated Profile and DashboardMay 16, 2017In “News”Updates coming to Profile and DashboardMay 11, 2017In “News” August:We introduced a new personalized events calendar on your Dashboard in August. With one look you can see if and when there’s a geocaching event near you. It’s easy to RSVP, look up details about the event, or browse for upcoming events. Last May we announced that changes were coming to your Profile and Dashboard. However, this release was different. Instead of releasing big changes every few months we wanted to be agile and update features quickly to get them ready for you to play with. We listened to your feedback through surveys and the forums to tweak and adjust pages until they were just right. Today we’re excited to announce another improvement to your Profile and Dashboard based on your feedback. You can now customize your “/my page” with your own cover image.  To customize your image, visit your Profile Settings and upload a photo in the “Cover Photo” section. The new photo will only appear on the new version of the Profile and Dashboard on web.Additionally, we’ve made improvements to the events calendar. You can now customize the radius in which you’d like to see events on your calendar. Mega and Giga Events will also be highlighted more prominently. While we’ll continue to make sure your Profile and Dashboard are working seamlessly, it’s time to move on to our next project. As we prepare for our next venture, let’s look back at the work that’s been done on your Profile and Dashboard throughout the year*. May:We released the new “opt-in” versions of your Profile and Dashboard. To build a foundation to better support geocaching friendships on, we updated your Profile and Dashboard (aka: the /my page). This allowed us to add a newsfeed to your Dashboard, that keeps you informed about what your friends are up to. September:We added cache owner logs to the Latest Activity feed on the Dashboard. With that update cache owners are able to view logs and pictures geocachers posted on caches they own. Even more exciting, for the first time they can see when their cache earned a Favorite point. This information was previously not available.November:In November a new owner maintenance tool was added to the Dashboard. If one or more of a cache owners’ geocaches has a problem, geocache owners see a widget on top of their Dashboard. Examples of a problem with their cache could be a full, or soggy logbook, a change to the hiding location, or a broken or missing cache container.December:You can now customize your “/my page” with your own cover image.  To customize your image, visit your Profile Settings and upload a photo in the “Cover Photo” section. The new photo will only appear on the new version of the Profile and Dashboard on web.We also made improvements to the events calendar. You can now customize the radius in which you’d like to see events on your calendar. Mega and Giga-Events will also be highlighted more prominently. This approach to building features was new to Geocaching HQ but the insights we were able to gather to help direct our path were invaluable. Building the new Profile and Dashboard was a community effort and we couldn’t have done it without you. We look forward to sharing plans of our next projects soon, but for now it’s on to bigger and better things! And maybe a little caching too 😉 . *This blog post highlights only the prominent features of the Profile and Dashboard project. Numerous tweaks and improvements were made each month. Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

La Salle sends UE to 0-6, spoils Pasaol’s 49-point explosion

first_imgPasaol’s career game, the most in 15 years after now National University head coach Jeff Napa scored 43 in 2002, wasn’t enough for UE as La Salle big men Ben Mbala and Abu Tratter also produced career-highs.Mbala broke his personal record for the third time this season finishing with 39 points to go along 15 rebounds while Tratter put up 24 points with 10 boards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLa Salle, however, didn’t cruise to the victory as UE outscored the defending champion 25-6 in the final four minutes.“For the first 36 minutes of the game, we played really good except for the last four minutes,” said assistant coach Miggy Solitaria. “I think there was the factor that we were up by 25 and the team kind of relaxed after that. Fortunately we got the win.” Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDe La Salle extended University of the East’s misery in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament with a 106-100 win Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Green Archers improved to 5-1 to stay at the second seed as they overcame Alvin Pasaol’s 49-point showing for the Red Warriors, who dropped to 0-6 and tied University of Santo Tomas at the bottom.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next Mark Olayon was able to cut the deficit to seven, 104-97, after driving the lane for the layup at the 37-second mark.Tratter responded with a tip-in with around 13 seconds left in the game to stop UE’s comeback and give La Salle a 106-98 lead.Philip Manalang ad Olayon also finished in double digits for UE with 14 and 13 points, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Manganti in the right place at right time to save the Falcons LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

Klopp desperate to keep Mane at Liverpool

first_imgLiverpool Klopp desperate to keep Mane at Liverpool Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 18:50 2/24/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Sadio Mane Liverpool Getty Images Liverpool Sadio Mané Jürgen Klopp Premier League The German insists he is keen to retain the club’s star names following the departure of Philippe Coutinho in the January window Jurgen Klopp says it is “no secret” that Liverpool want to keep Sadio Mane at the club amid suggestions he is going to be offered a new deal.With the Reds having reluctantly parted with Philippe Coutinho during the January transfer window, the hope is that the services of other star names can be retained.Mohamed Salah is generating talk of interest from afar, but continues to talk up his happiness at Anfield, while Mane and Roberto Firmino are also earning widespread praise. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player New deals could be in the pipeline for those deemed deserving of them, with Klopp eager to see key players kept at Anfield.Quizzed on a possible contract extension for Mane, who is already tied to Liverpool until 2021, the Reds boss said: “There’s nothing to do about that.”That we want to keep the players together is not a secret.“We want to keep Sadio here – keep this team and strengthen it. It’s completely normal.”Mane moved to Merseyside from Southampton for £34 million in the summer of 2016.He contributed 13 goals during his debut campaign for the Reds, and already has 12 efforts to his name this term.That haul includes a hat-trick in his last outing against Porto in the Champions League, with Klopp having already been quick to talk up his value to the cause as part of a fearsome attacking unit.The German said:  “It was so often that we spoke so positively about Roberto and Mo – and Phil [Coutinho] when he was still here – and the ‘Fab Four’ and now the ‘Fab Three’ if that’s possible.“Sadio had good games. He had a really good game against Manchester City not so long ago. It’s only that it was not his constant level that we are used to seeing.“You think of Sadio Mane and he is very decisive, controls the ball well, he is a threat all the time for the other team, works hard and all that stuff.“He has worked hard. For five or six weeks he has trained at a constantly high level. That’s the only way to come back into shape.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

a month agoFiorentina boss Montella left frustrated by Atalanta collapse

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Fiorentina boss Montella left frustrated by Atalanta collapseby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella was left frustrated with their 2-2 draw against Atalanta.The Viola were 2-0 up against Atalanta, but allowed a comeback to 2-2 in the final seconds of the match.“We played against Napoli, Juventus and Atalanta, so the top three from last season, and we played very well against all of them,” Montella told Sky Sport Italia.“We deserved something more from all of those games, so we should be given credit for an incredibly tough opening few rounds.“If we are able to force a side like Atalanta to score at the last second for an equaliser, it means we are not doing badly. I won’t sleep tonight, but at the same time I have to look at the overall journey of this Fiorentina team and say we are on the right track.“It’s very complicated once it gets to the final seconds and I was forced into some substitutions by fitness problems. We know Atalanta are so good at comebacks.“I have to look at the positives, as the team was solid for most of the game.” last_img read more

a day agoLALIGA RECAP: Messi glory; Epic at Atletico Madrid; Rossi Villarreal return

first_imgLALIGA RECAP: Messi glory; Epic at Atletico Madrid; Rossi Villarreal returnby Carlos Volcanoa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveA round-up of this week’s LaLiga news, including a new award for Leo Messi, a high-profile retirement and a very special comeback.BARCELONA CLIMB TO TOP OF TABLEThere’s new team at the top of the table and it’s a familiar face. Reigning champions Barcelona jumped into top spot with an impressive 3-0 victory away at Eibar. For the first time ever, Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez and Antoine Griezmann all scored in the same game for Barcelona, while Frenkie de Jong also stood out and was even applauded off the pitch by the Eibar fans when substituted.LUUK DE JONG GETS OFF THE MARKThe other de Jong in LaLiga Santander also had a weekend to remember. Sevilla’s summer signing Luuk de Jong scored his first goal for his new club and it was an important one, as his late effort secured a narrow 1-0 win over Levante.A MEMORABLE NIGHT IN MALLORCARCD Mallorca hosted Real Madrid for the first time since dropping out of the top flight in 2012 on Saturday night. A special occasion for the newly promoted islanders became extra special as they secured an unlikely 1-0 win over Zinedine Zidane’s side. And, as sign of just how solid this ‘new’ Mallorca project is, the only goal of the game was scored by Lago Junior, who’s been at the club throughout their journey from the third tier to LaLiga Santander. SPAIN QUALIFY FOR EURO 2020 WITH GOALS FROM LALIGA SANTANDER STARSSpain’s ticket to Euro 2020 was mathematically clinched during the international break, thanks to 1-1 draws in Norway and Sweden. The Spanish goals came from a couple of LaLiga Santander favourites: Atlético de Madrid’s Saúl Ñíguez and Valencia’s Rodrigo Moreno.AN EPIC DRAW AT THE WANDA METROPOLITANOFollowing their international break heroics, Saúl and Rodrigo’s sides then met over the weekend at the Wanda Metropolitano. Injury kept Rodrigo out of the action, but he’ll have cheered as Dani Parejo’s wonderful freekick was able to cancel out a Diego Costa penalty for a 1-1 draw between Atlético de Madrid and Valencia.MESSI RECEIVES SIXTH GOLDEN SHOELionel Messi picked up the European Golden Shoe, the award given out each year to the top scorer in European leagues, for the sixth time in his career to mark the 36 goals he scored last season. He attended the ceremony with his wife and sons in Barcelona on Tuesday.CARLOS CUELLAR HANGS UP BOOTSSpanish defender Carlos Cuellar has announced his retirement from football. Cuellar played for Numancia, Calahorra, Osasuna and Almería during his career, spending four seasons in LaLiga Santander while at Osasuna.GIUSEPPE ROSSI IS BACK AT VILLARREALVillarreal’s all-time top scorer Giuseppe Rossi is back training with the club as he looks to return to full fitness. Rossi, who scored 82 goals for the Yellow Submarine between 2007 and 2013, has long-suffered injury problems but is looking to follow in the footsteps of Santi Cazorla by rehabbing with the club and then returning to action. SEVEN LALIGA PLAYERS ON THE GOLDEN BOY SHORTLISTThe 20-player shortlist for the Golden Boy award, the annual prize given to the top player under the age of 21, has been announced. There are seven LaLiga players on the list, with Ansu Fati (FC Barcelona), Rodrygo Goes (Real Madrid), Ferran Torres (Valencia CF), João Félix (Atletico de Madrid), Vinícius Júnior (Real Madrid), Kang-In Lee (Valencia CF) and Andriy Lunin (Real Valladolid, on loan from Real Madrid) making the cut.GETAFE TAKE THE SOUTHERN MADRID DERBY BRAGGING RIGHTSIt was derby day in southern Madrid on Saturday as Getafe hosted neighbours Leganés. Jose Bordalas’ Europa League hopefuls ran out comfortable winners, with ‘Geta’ picking up a 2-0 win thanks to a brace from Angel Rodriguez. TagsTransfersOpinionLaLiga RecapAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Buckeye Briefs for April 27

The men’s tennis team won its fifth consecutive Big Ten regular-season title after defeating Wisconsin 4-3 in Madison. No. 2 singles player Justin Kronauge took back-to-back sets to seal the victory for the Buckeyes. Kronauge has won 21 consecutive matches this season. The Buckeyes finished the season undefeated in Big Ten play and 29-1 overall and will receive the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten Tournament.The men’s golf team closed out regular-season play with a second place finish at the Boilermaker Invitational. The team finished 3-over 867 on the par-72 Kampen Course in West Lafayette, Ind. Brad Smith led the charge for OSU, finishing 4-under on the 54-hole tournament.The No. 19 women’s golf team finished in third place at the Big Ten Championships held in Madison, Wis. The team shot 37-over in four rounds of golf on the par-72 course and finished behind Michigan State. League champion Purdue swept the competition, finishing 6-over. read more

Valverde thinks the draw was a blessing

first_imgBarcelona and Villarreal ended up drawing 4-4 in their last Spanish La Liga match, and for the Blaugrana manager, this is a blessing in disguise.After a 2-0 advantage, Barcelona ended up conceding two points as they tied 4-4 against Villarreal in yesterday’s Spanish La Liga fixture.And for the Blaugrana coach Ernesto Valverde, this is a blessing in disguise, as it will allow the team to learn from its mistakes before the end of the 2018-2019 season.“I think this is a game that will help us a lot,” Valverde told Spanish media outlet Marca.“Especially in the face of the commitments we have now. We know that there’s a lot left to win La Liga Santander.”“It will be difficult and all the teams have good players,” he continued.When asked if the Blaugrana are Lionel Messi-dependant, he was clear.“Yes, of course, we are,” he said.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“Any team in the world would be, but we can also play without him.”“In the first 15 minutes there was no Messi-dependence and in the last 15 there was.”“We allowed too many chances against us,” the coach added.“But it’s not because of the defence. It’s the whole team, we have to control things better.”It happened to us last year and we suffered.”Barcelona is still looking to get a triple, as they are in the first position of the Spanish La Liga table, they are in the UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal, and have secured their place in the Copa del Rey Final.👀 Leo #Messi 🔜🎯 🔵🔴 #ForçaBarça— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) April 3, 2019last_img read more