Inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar continues today

first_img Pinterest Twitter By News Highland – April 11, 2013 Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar continues today Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Facebook HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Google+ Google+ Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleCriminal gangs marking houses worth robbingNext articleDonegal Priest: national policy on school uniforms could ease First Communion financial pressure News Highland News Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Pinterest The inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar is expected to hear more medical evidence today.The 31 year old died from septicaemia last October following a miscarriage at Galway University Hospital.Many of the key witnesses have already testified, such as Savita’s husband Praveen Halappanavar and her consultant obstetrician Dr Katherine Astbury.Apparent systems failures at Galway University Hospital have been repeatedly raised as a concern by  Coroner Dr Ciaran MacLoughlin.These include the handling of medical notes, an unavailable blood sample and the failure to monitor Savita every 4 hours as stipulated by hospital guidelines.Further medical evidence is expected  –  but all the obstetric witnesses have been called.The inquest has also still to hear from the coroner’s own expert witnesses which include a former master of the National Maternity Hospital, Dr Peter Boylan. Facebook PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

Inflation and unemployment figures up

first_imgThe number of unemployed people in the UK rose again in the second quarter of the year, to a total of 2.51 million, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show.The figure is an increase of 80,000 on the previous three months, the sharpest rise for nearly two years. The unemployment rate now stands at 7.9%. The data also revealed that public sector employment fell by 110,000 in the period and this was only partially offset by an increase of 41,000  new private sector jobs.This comes a day after it was revealed that the official rate of inflation rose to 4.5% – mostly off the back of increased utility costs.A 3.7% increase in the price of clothing and footwear, as well as higher gas and electricity bills, were chiefly to blame for the August inflation rise according to the ONS.The Bank of England has consistently failed to meet its 2% target and the consumer prices index has been at least double the target since the beginning of 2011.last_img read more

Women’s FA Cup suspended during month-long lockdown in England as men’s FA Cup goes ahead | Football News

first_imgManchester City beat Everton 3-1 in extra-time to win the 50th Women’s FA Cup final behind closed doors at Wembley on Sunday.The competition was originally scheduled to finish in May but was delayed for over six months at the quarter-final stage because of the pandemic.Sky Sports News has contacted the FA for comment.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The Women’s FA Cup has been suspended during the four-week national lockdown in England, despite the men’s competition being given approval to continue as planned. The FA confirmed on Tuesday that the 10 non-elite teams competing in the first round of the men’s FA Cup will be able to compete from November 6-9.- Advertisement – Women’s FA Cup first-round drawFC United of Manchester Women vs Fleetwood Town Wrens LFC or Liverpool Feds LFCChester-Le-Street Town Ladies FC vs Brighouse Town Women FCNewcastle United Women FC vs Barnsley Women’s FCWolverhampton Wanderers WFC vs Stourbridge FC LadiesLincoln City Women FC vs Solihull Moors Women FCWem Town Ladies FC vs Boldmere St Michaels Women FCHarlow Town Ladies FC vs Ipswich Town LFCKent Football Utd LFC or AFC Wimbledon Ladies vs Luton Town Ladies FC/ Enfield Town LFCBillericay Town LFC vs Maidenhead United LFCEastbourne Town LFC or Leyton Orient WFC vs Actonians LFCAFC Bournemouth Women vs Southampton FC WomenExeter City Women FC vs Cheltenham Town LFC The women’s first round – not classed as elite according to government guidelines – was originally scheduled for November 15, but the earliest return date possible for the competition will be December 2, when lockdown restrictions are due to be eased.Clubs below the Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship will be unable to train or play matches for the duration of the lockdown, with all 24 women’s sides in the FA Cup first round from the fourth tier or below.All adult and children’s grassroots football has been put on halt in England during the lockdown, which came into effect on Thursday. Elite sport will continue behind closed doors.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, Dec. 1, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Monday, December 1, 2014:•2:16 a.m. Officers investigated domestic battery and criminal damage to property by a known suspect(s) in the 900 block W. 7th, Wellington.•8:23 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of a package in the 600 block N. Poplar, Wellington.•11:43 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property with spray paint in the 900 block S. C, Wellington.•11:55 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property with spray paint in the 300 block N. Washington, Wellington.•11:58 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property with spray paint in the 200 block N. Ash, Wellington•11:58 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property with spray paint in the 500 block E. 9th, Wellington.•4:15 p.m. Julia M. Whitney, 35, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for dog at large.last_img read more

Warner’s record 100 brightens drawn Test

first_img Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Hope), 2-104 (Bravo), 3-115 (Samuels), 4-131 (Blackwood), 5-158 (K Brathwaite), 6-159 (Holder), 7-246 (C Brathwaite), 8-296 (Ramdin), 9-300 (Roach), 10-330 (Taylor) WICKET TAKERS Left-arm spinner Steve O’Keefe (3-63) and off-spinner Nathan Lyon (3-120) picked up three wickets apiece while pacer James Pattinson ended with two for 76. The Aussies had offered West Indies the chance to make a game of it. They proposed declaring their first innings without a run on the board in response to West Indies’ overnight score of 248, allowing the visitors seven overs to make 121, and then attempting to chase down 370 off 70 overs for victory. However, captain Jason Holder rejected the offer, allowing the game to peter out into a tame affair. Adam Voges was adjudged Man of the Series for his 375 runs in two innings without being dismissed, while Warner copped the Man of the Match award for his record hundred. SCOREBOARD WEST INDIES 1st innings (overnight 248 for seven) +D. Ramdin c Smith b O’Keefe 62 *J. Holder c Burns b O’Keefe 1 K. Roach c Burns b Lyon 15 J. Taylor c Lyon b O’Keefe 13 J. Warrican not out 21 Extras (b5, lb2, nb1) 8 TOTAL (all out, 112.1 overs) 330 Bowling: Hazlewood 18-5-49-1, Pattinson 18-3-76-2 (nb1), Lyon 46-12-120-3, Marsh 4-1-15-0, O’Keefe 26.1-7-63-3, AUSTRALIA 1st innings D. Warner not out 122 J. Burns c Roach b Warrican 26 M. Marsh c Blackwood b Warrican 21 +P. Nevill not out 7 TOTAL (2 wkts decl, 38 overs) 176 Did not bat: U Khawaja, *S Smith, A Voges, S O’Keefe, J Pattinson, J Hazlewood, N Lyon. Fall of wickets: 1-100 (Burns), 2-154 (Marsh)center_img Bowling: Taylor 4-0-27-0, Holder 4-1-15-0, Roach 4-0-29-0, Warrican 15-1-62-2, C Brathwaite 7-0-23-0, K Brathwaite 4-0-20-0. Result: Match drawn. Series: Australia win three-match series 2-0. Man-of-the-Match: David Warner. Man-of-the-Series: Adam Voges. Toss: West Indies. Umpires: C Gaffaney, I Gould; TV – M Erasmus. SYDNEY, Australia (CMC): Opener David Warner stroked the fastest ever Test hundred at the Sydney Cricket Ground as the rain-ravaged third and final Test against West Indies predictably ended in a draw yesterday. With the adverse weather having allowed just 68 deliveries on the second day and then forced the abandonment of the third and fourth days, the result of the game was never really in doubt, but Warner nonetheless put on a spectacle for the nearly 7,000 spectators who turned up. The left-hander blasted his way to three figures off a mere 82 balls en route to an unbeaten 122 as Australia raced to 176 for two off just 38 overs in their first innings. Fellow Australian Matthew Hayden previously held the record with an 84-ball hundred against Zimbabwe, 13 years ago. Warner put on a hundred for the first wicket with Joe Burns who scored 26, and a further 54 for the second wicket with Mitchell Marsh who got 21, while left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican picked up both wickets to fall for 62 runs. Denesh Ramdin had earlier converted his overnight 30 into 62 as West Indies, resuming on 248 for seven, were dismissed for 330. Warrican finished on 21 not out as West Indies passed 300 for the first time in the series.last_img read more

Foote faces battle for life

first_img KNEE CANCER Having had his left leg amputated due to life-threatening bone cancer, former outstanding Holy Trinity High School footballer Jordan Foote is locked in a race for his life, with doctors working to prevent the cancer from taking over his body. Foote’s Manning Cup coach Devon Anderson has revealed that the youngster has had to put his request for a prosthetic leg on hold, to instead focus on surviving the cancer affecting his lungs. Foote is admitted to the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) Anderson, who admitted to sharing a fatherly relationship with the player, wants the public to keep him in their prayers as he seeks to recuperate. “They are seeing signs of improvement with the hole in his lungs healing back because of medications. “In terms of getting a prosthetic leg, it has to be on hold for now, after this last X-ray, we will know where we go from here,” said Anderson. “They are trying to patch the part of the lungs that is leaking liquid, and draining off the water from his chest. He is deteriorating due to the cancer,” Anderson continued. Foote helped his former school to the inaugural Flow Super Cup final, but was ruled out of last season’s Manning Cup competition due to cancer in his knee. He has since had his left leg amputated. He had to leave school prematurely after being sent home to recuperate with his family. Anderson, who has maintained a close relationship with Foote said the youngster remains upbeat despite the challenges. “Jordan is the type of person who is motivated, success driven and as an athlete, always wants to win and cries when he loses. He is a hardworking youth” Anderson said. Anderson, who works closely alongside Foote’s mother, Nadine Sutherland, added: “We just have to hope for the best but expect the worst, and know if the inevitable comes, it comes, but I hope it doesn’t come for now.”last_img read more

Dunfanaghy ready for bumper Jazz & Blues Festival 2019

first_imgIn just over a weeks’ time the seaside village of Dunfanaghy will be dancing to the beat of some of the best live acts around at the annual Jazz & Blues Festival.Now in its 12th year, the popular event will see over 70 free gigs take place over five nights and days from Thursday, September 12th to Monday 16th. For the first time this year, a return bus has been organised for music fans travelling from Letterkenny on Friday and Sunday.The event has grown to become one of the most celebrated live music events in the region with its perfect mix of top-quality music, lively atmosphere and scenic backdrop. George Kelly and Mark BlackDunfanaghy Jazz & Blues FestivalAmong this year’s acts are top blues man Shawn Jones, who is travelling from the USA for the event that is not to be missed, local heroes In Their Thousands fresh from the success of their new album ‘Acrasia’ that launched recent, the ever popular Grainne Duffy, Mirenda Rosenberg, Crow Black Chicken, Mark Black, 2 Time Polka, the Unholy Gospel Band and many, many more, including a few new faces in the line-up will have the town rocking all weekend long!Shawn Jones BandGrainne DuffyDaylight wobblies Donald Craig, Goerge Kelly, Pat MuldowneyThis year sees a newly formed committee taking over the reins from the festival founders who did an amazing job in creating what is now a landmark event on the Irish music calendar.A festival spokesperson said: “We are so grateful to festival founder Donald Craig, as well as Sian and Colin McCann, for all they did in making the festival such a popular event. It has now been handed over to us and we are really looking forward to keeping the ‘blues in the bay’ for years to come.“The event is all about the great acts we have and the great crowds that come to enjoy them. Given that this is the first year of the new committee we are very happy to have received so much goodwill and support from the local community and main sponsor Diageo to keep the festival going and we look forward to welcoming everybody to the town next week. It’s a great line-up and there is something for everyone.” Crowd enjoying the Dunfanaghy Jazz & Blues FestivalMusic fans at the Dunfanaghy Jazz & Blues FestivalThis year sees a festival first with a return bus being organised from Letterkenny on Friday evening at 7pm returning at 2am and on Sunday afternoon departing at 2pm and returning at 11pm so music fans can enjoy a carefree trip there and back for just €10 return. To book your place call Conor on 087 2677074.The festival programme and timetable, which is one of the few ways the organisers have of raising money to support the festival, is now on sale in local bars and outlets around Dunfanaghy priced just €2 and your support in buying one over the festival weekend is really appreciated.Find out more on the Dunfanaghy Jazz and Blues Facebook page.Dunfanaghy ready for bumper Jazz & Blues Festival 2019 was last modified: September 5th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Dunfanaghy Jazz and Blues Festivaleventslive MusicMUSICWeekendWhat’s on?last_img read more

Latest: QPR 0 Liverpool 0 – Better from Rangers as Austin goes close

first_imgCharlie Austin almost put QPR ahead in the opening minutes at Loftus Road.With his team bottom of the table and his position under scrutiny, Rangers manager Harry Redknapp made major changes.He switched to a 4-4-2 formation with Leroy Fer playing from the left, while Richard Dunne replaced Rio Ferdinand, Mauricio Isla was deployed on the right flank, Yun Suk-Young was given a Premier League debut and Bobby Zamora started up front alongside Charlie Austin.There was also a debut for summer signing Alex McCarthy, with the goalkeeper coming in for Rob Green, who has tonsillitis.Redknapp called for more energy from his team and they responded early on, pressing Liverpool with an intensity that was sorely lacking in previous matches this season.And they came close to scoring when Austin bundled his way past two challenges and was denied by keeper Simon Mignolet before shooting into the side netting from an awkward angle as he tried to bury the resulting loose ball. QPR (4-4-2): McCarthy; Onuoha, Dunne, Caulker, Yun; Isla, Henry; Sandro, Fer; Austin, Zamora. Subs: Murphy, Traore, Ferdinand, Phillips, Kranjcar, Hoilett, Vargas.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Fishing the North Coast: Wind keeping salmon anglers at bay

first_imgNorth winds — typical for June — are flexing their muscles all along the North Coast. Since Saturday, the high pressure offshore combined with a thermal trough inland has generated some strong northerly winds and hazardous seas. And it looks like those conditions will stick around through at least Sunday. There’s been very little offshore activity, though a few boats sneaked out last Saturday in tough conditions and found a pretty good salmon bite slightly north of Eureka. The salmon are …last_img read more

No “bill of rights” vote for Lake Erie

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Evin Bachelor, Law Fellow and Sr. Research Associate, The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental SciencesThe group Toledoans for Safe Water sought to put a “Lake Erie Bill of Rights” on the ballot this November as an amendment to the Toledo City Charter.  The amendment would have stated that Lake Erie and its watershed “possess the right to exist, flourish, and naturally evolve,” and that the citizens of Toledo have a right to a clean and healthy environment.Enforcement would have been through a mix of revoking corporate licenses and privileges or criminal penalties if violated. Despite having enough signatures, the Lucas County Board of Elections refused to place the issue on the ballot, saying that the amendment contained provisions beyond the City of Toledo’s authority. The dispute made it up to the Ohio Supreme Court, which on Friday, Sept. 21, decided that Toledoans for Safe Water failed to prove that the Lucas County Board of Elections improperly denied their petition to place the issue on the ballot.  The court’s decision is here.last_img read more