News Patient care to be hit as 14 nursing jobs are lost at Letterkenny General 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ By News Highland – October 4, 2012 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th The INMO has warned that patient care will be compromised with news that 14 nursing post are to be lost at Letterkenny General Hospital.As a cost containment proposal by the HSE, it will not be renewing contracts of employment for 14 newly qualified nurses.These plans are to be introduced on Monday next, October 8th.The INMO says, amongst other things, this will lead to Increasing waiting lists, Increased numbers of patients on trolleys and the lenght of time so – as well as the likely cancellation of clinics.INMO Industrial Relations Officer, Regina Durcan:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/inmo530CUTS.mp3[/podcast] Previous articleDonegal Gaeltacht groups still out thousands following MFG collapseNext articlePartner of Donegal man saw two men kick him to death News Highland WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Facebook Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal
A year since Eddy Street Commons opened, nearly all of its storefronts and living options are filled. Five new businesses opened at Eddy Street Commons during the summer and three more are scheduled to open this fall, said Lori Wick, director of marketing for Kite Realty. “We had a lot of activity after May,” she said. Chris Jackowiak, property manager for The Foundry Lofts and Apartments, said the apartments are currently at 78 percent occupancy. “We just moved in approximately 83 residents within the last three weeks,” she said. “So it’s been very busy here.” Located directly south of campus at the corner of Angela Boulevard and Eddy Street, Eddy Street Commons offers shopping, dining and living spaces. It opened in the fall of 2009. Over the summer, AT&T, Kildare’s Irish Pub, The Mark Dine & Tap, Nicholas J Salon & Spa and Fairfield Inn and Suites began operation. Kilwin’s Chocolates & Ice Cream, Jamba Juice and Camellia Cosmetics are scheduled to open in the coming months, Wick said. Wick said Kildare’s, which opened on Aug. 5, has been very successful. It is a chain restaurant and pub, with other locations in Pennsylvania, Delaware and North Carolina. Kilwin’s Chocolates and Ice Cream, which should be open by late October or early November, will be next door to Kildare’s. According to Kilwin’s website, it is a franchise with locations in 14 other states and offers a variety of desserts. Another new dining option at Eddy Street Commons is the The Mark Dine & Tap, which opened in mid-August, Wick said. “[It is] an American diner with a vibrant, big city appeal,” Wick said. “The décor is just fabulous. It’s very high-end.” Nicholas J Salon & Spa, which opened on May 20, features Aveda products and offers haircuts, hair coloring and styling, nail treatment, wax treatment, make-up, skincare, massages and aromatherapy. It will have an interior door connecting it to Camellia Cosmetics, which should open by early September. Camellia, which also has a location in Granger, will feature popular cosmetic brands. The restaurants that opened in 2009, such as Chipotle, Hot Box Pizza and Five Guys Burgers and Fries, have already experienced popularity among Notre Dame students, Wick said. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, which Wick said is a limited service hotel with 119 guestrooms and suites, opened in June. “It’s beautiful inside,” she said. “Very convenient to campus.” Wick said more store openings would be announced in the coming months. Kite Realty Group is currently negotiating with retailers, but is not yet able to announce the names. “We still have one building that we’re working on right now, and it’s the last building that is south of campus,” Wick said. “We hope to be able to announce something mid-October.” While many of the businesses at Eddy Street Commons appeal to students, it has a broader appeal to professors and professionals in the area, Jackowiak said. The lofts and apartments have residents of all ages. They are only available for occupants age 21 and over, and students can occupy a maximum of 20 percent of the apartments in each of the three buildings. “I would say the average age out of the entire property would be … maybe anywhere from 32 to 35,” she said. Jackowiak said the feedback from residents is very positive, and hoped to reach 85 to 90 percent occupancy by early October. In addition to apartment living, the Eddy Street Commons area has townhouses along Angela Boulevard. Ashley Bedell, project manager at Kite Realty Group, said these three-story row homes are selling well and new units are being built as they are sold. The new owners of these units include alumni, Notre Dame faculty and others. The homes are only up for sale, not for lease; therefore students are not living in them, she said. As for the future of Eddy Street Commons, Kite Realty Group will look to assess the market and the desires of customers and the University, Bedell said. “There is definite potential for phase two to extend south down Eddy Street, but that timing is completely unknown and those properties are not under control yet.”
You’ve helped make your own luck by getting off the musicals treadmill to study at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Yes, I’d been busy after I’d Do Anything working at the Menier [in A Little Night Music], and I’d even been a jazz singer for a year, but something in me said, “Sod the lot” [to hell with it]. It was time to go back and properly train. So I ended up on the three-year course at RADA pretty clear as to what I wanted to get out of my training and streetwise as to what I wanted to achieve. I knew it was a risk, but I also knew it was something I had to do. Your role in Henry V is comparatively small, but your rapport with Jude Law makes a big impact. Thank you! I auditioned for the part last summer while I was doing The Tempest at the Globe, and I got the call the next day that I had it. Because Jude was in the room during the audition, I got a sense right away of how our onstage relationship might work; there was a great sense of fun from the get-go. Does your musical experience come in handy in performing Shakespeare? I suppose it does help me to the extent that the two [disciplines] don’t feel all that different. If anything, there is something quite musical in Shakespeare’s heightened use of language and the way he shapes his speech. How would you describe the wooing scene, which brings a bit of femininity to a very testosterone-charged play? What’s lovely is that Katherine is being used as a political pawn; she has heard a lot about this guy she hasn’t met, and when they come together she discovers a real longing for love and connection. I think what’s amazing, too, is that Shakespeare doesn’t just give you one set play about one thing. You never know which way the play might turn. Your scene brings a burst of romance into a play about heroism—or the lack thereof. Very much so: Katherine and Henry begin by playing games, or what I call a sort of verbal ping-pong, and fall in love by the end of the scene. Do you come from a family where language was valued? Very much so. My mum is a musician, so language has always been there for her, and my dad is a fantastic poet —not a professional one, but the way he uses language is really exciting. Language is so important to the Irish almost regardless of education. It’s amazing to think that Sean O’Casey didn’t learn to read until he was 12, but it’s as if it’s in your blood! [Laughs.] You didn’t picture yourself hopping from one West End musical to another? No, and I don’t think there’s anything on [in London musicals] at the moment that I feel terribly drawn to. That’s not to say I wouldn’t do a musical again. For me, it’s about the work itself, whether it’s interesting and who it happens to be with. I still can’t believe I came out of RADA early in order to play Miranda in The Tempest at Shakespeare’s Globe with Roger Allam as my dad. That was just bloody brilliant! View Comments So, does the prime-time TV hoo-ha and buzz of I’d Do Anything feel like a lifetime ago? Totally! The show was amazing in that it got me to London and gave me experience, but it really does feel like a completely different me. What’s the same, I suppose, is that I know I have a lot to learn, and I’m going to make a lot of mistakes along the way. But that’s okay, isn’t it? Kidding aside, how valuable is it to work with someone who has combined film and theater, contemporary and classic roles? Jude is absolutely an inspiration, and I can’t say enough about how great and approachable he has been from day one. He’s a real leader—a true leading man—and that in itself has been fantastic to watch. I remember hearing that when Judi Dench was starting out at the Old Vic, she used to stand by the side of the stage watching the actors around her, and I can see why: That is where you really learn! Have you gone to Jude for career advice? Not really. I don’t think I would want to take up too much of his time with that sort of talk. The thing is, everyone’s journey [as an actor] is different, and so much of it has to do with people’s desires. And luck. And you get to snog Jude Law eight times a week. That in itself must make you the envy of all your girlfriends. [Laughs.] Um, yes, I think there are quite a few who are wishing they were in my shoes! Jessie Buckley was still a teenager when she made it to the finals of I’d Do Anything, the 2008 BBC reality TV competition to find a Nancy for the West End revival of Oliver! She didn’t get the role but went on to other musical gigs before taking time off to re-train as a classical performer. That explains why the 24-year-old Irish actress is currently charming audiences as French princess Katherine opposite Jude Law in Henry V at London’s Noel Coward Theatre. (Her director, Michael Grandage, spoke to Broadway.com of the “winning smile and immediate warmth” that helped her land the part.) The charming Buckley took time one recent evening to talk about the shift from singing to Shakespeare, and what it’s like to be wooed by an international movie star eight times a week. You’re Irish, playing a young French royal. That’s quite a leap in terms of accents! [Laughs] I know, especially since I’d only done a bit of A-level [high school] French. But once I got the part, I recorded some French people saying my lines, and I met a waitress in Brixton [south London] who was very helpful. I also watched a lot of Marion Cotillard on YouTube—interviews and the like—to see how the French hold themselves and how they speak.
Granit Xhaka hits back at Arsenal legends after criticism of his north London derby display Comment Granit Xhaka believes he has been unfairly criticised for his role in Tottenham’s penalty on Sunday (Picture: Getty)Granit Xhaka has responded to criticism of his performance after Sunday’s north London derby by suggesting that missed chances had a bigger bearing on the result than his penalty concession.An entertaining clash at the Emirates ended 2-2 after Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubemeyang struck to cancel out an early Christian Eriksen opener and a Harry Kane penalty.Kane’s penalty put Spurs 2-0 in front in the first half and it was Xhaka who conceded it following a needlessly rash challenge on Heung-Min Son.A number of pundits piled into Xhaka after the game, including Paul Merson who questioned what he brings to the team and Ian Wright who took a subtle dig at his tendency to mistime slide tackles.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Both Paul Merson and Ian Wright criticised Xhaka after Sunday’s match (Picture: Getty)Wright was less damning but while praising Matteo Guendouzi for winning a tackle, he commented: ‘If you’re going to ground, win it. People in his team can learn that to be honest.’Gary Neville and Graeme Souness were also critical of Xhaka but one former Arsenal star who defended the former Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder was Ray Parlour.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Xhaka is good on the ball, he’s decent! He can spray passes 25 or 30 yards no problem, he’s very good at doing that,’ he said.‘Sometimes he fits in and keeps it simple, but at the weekend he didn’t have a good game.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Xhaka was penalised for a foul on Heung-Min Son (Picture: Getty)Xhaka responded while on international duty with Switzerland, by saying: ‘Of course, critics are always there.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘In the London derby, I think we had a good game, I made a mistake with the penalty, yeah, but if you see the game we could have won.‘We had a lot of chances, but this is football, nobody speaks about the chances, how many we missed, always they speak about mistakes. That’s a part of football.’Only Crystal Palace’s Luka Milivojevic with 16 has committed more fouls than Xhaka (10) in the Premier League this season and seven of those came during Sunday’s game against Spurs.Merson slammed his overall game afterwards, saying: ‘He doesn’t score a goal, he doesn’t have assists, he gets booked, he makes rash challenges, he gives away cheap penalties, he doesn’t sit in front of the back four as a number six to break things up.‘If you asked me what has he got, I’d say he’s got a hard shot. I don’t want to be disrespectful but I’ve got to say I don’t know what he brings.’ Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 4 Sep 2019 5:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.2kShares Advertisement
At their homecoming in Tralee, it was confirmed manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice and his backroom team will stay on for another year. Sunday’s loss to Dublin had marked the end of Fitzmaurice’s three-year deal with the Kingdom.
A Mason City woman who pleaded guilty to federal charges of stealing drugs and illegally accessing patient information has has been sentenced to over a year of prison time. 33-year-old Samantha Rogers pleaded guilty in March in US District Court in Cedar Rapids to the charges of acquiring a controlled substance by fraud, wrongfully obtaining health information for personal gain, and making false statements related to health care manners. Federal authorities say the charges stemmed from activity between October of 2017 and May of last year. According to the criminal complaint, Rogers was fired in January 2017 from the IOOF home after allegedly being caught on video taking prescription pills from the purse of another employee. She continued to be employed at Mercy-North Iowa when a nursing aide reported pain pills missing from her purse in May 2017. Rogers then was accused of accessing patient records after being hired to work at Northern Iowa Therapy in Waverly in September 2017 in attempts to obtain or steal prescription medication. She’s suspected of taking a patient’s unused Percocet and of breaking into another patient’s home in Forest City in a search for drugs. Rogers was sentenced on Monday by US District Judge C. J. Williams to 14 months in prison. He also ordered her to make just under $525 in restitution to one of the victims and an additional $21 to Medicare. She must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after her prison term as well as forfeit her state occupational therapy license.