Down but not out – Boys’ Town clings to hope in battle for RSPL survival

first_img Today’s Games: The Omar Edwards-coached and Jermaine ‘Teddy’ Johnson-inspired team is still smarting from the 0-4 whipping they suffered at the hands of leaders UWI. With designs of getting into the semi-finals and even winning the title still very much in their minds, no further slips can be afforded. Waterhouse and Harbour View are more comfortable than the trio of Boys’ Town, Maverley-Hughenden and Jamalco, but they cannot afford to take anything for granted as they are not yet out of the woods. Of them, Waterhouse are the only team not to have lost in their last five games, but sit just four points above the relegation zone. Harbour View have found themselves back on the losing trail – dropping four in a row of their last five. Today’s away game to Waterhouse could be a statement game for them. At the other end of the table, leaders UWI will seek to get the better of Reno as they look to confirm their place in the championship play-off stage. Reno, on the other hand, with two games in hand are still eyeing that sixth-position despite being 10 points off Arnett Gardens. “It is a big, big game. I told my players that this is probably our biggest game of the season. We have to leave the Wembley Centre of Excellence with three points, and that is our objective. Today will be a test of that when they play away to 10th-placed and fellow relegation battlers Jamalco in one of five games on today. They showed quality to lift themselves up from a 4-0 hammering at the hands of a ruthless Portmore United on Monday night to draw 0-0 with leaders UWI, who themselves were coming off a 4-0 hammering of Tivoli Gardens. Boys’ Town also managed to register a recent 2-1 away win over Harbour View, but have not managed to register a series of positive results. A win for Boys’ Town, now on 20 points, would elevate them to three points behind Jamalco and one behind Maverley-Hughenden if the form book plays true, as the latter are expected to fall to Tivoli Gardens. Another positive for Boys’ Town is that they have a game in hand. Jamalco have registered just one win in their last five games for a total of three points, but of note is the fact that that win was achieved at their home ground – a good sign for them. Boys’ Town only went a point better as they had three losses, one win and a draw. As for Maverley-Hughenden, they will be going up against Tivoli Gardens at the wrong time. NO FURTHER SLIPS – 3:00.p.m.: Maverley-Hughenden FC vs Tivoli Gardens FC – Constant Spring Complex – 3:30 p.m.: Jamalco FC vs Boys Town FC – Wembley Centre of Excellence – 6:00 p.m.: Waterhouse FC vs Harbour View FC – Drewsland Stadium – 3:30 p.m. UWI FC vs Reno FC – UWI Bowl, Mona BIG, BIG GAME Tomorrow’s Game: – 8:00 p.m.: Montego Bay United FC vs Humble Lion FC – Catharine Hall Stadium Boys’ Town have made the bottom place in the Red Stripe Premier league their own all season and many have pronounced them dead, while others have gone a step further by closing the coffin of relegation on them. The Red Brigade, as they were known in their heyday, were notorious fighters, and they will need to summon those qualities and add to that some consistency if they are to survive. Their coach, Andrew Price, is of the view that talks of relegation are premature. “My personal view is that we will survive. We have seven games to go and it is my view that if we win four of them, we will still be in the league next season,” said Price, adding that most of those games will be against teams in the lower half of the table and once his team gets the better of those closest to his, they will be out of the danger zone. Today’s game, he said, is probably their biggest of the season.last_img read more

Transfer flurry in EPL for every team apart from Tottenham

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil WOLVERHAMPTONThe promoted team signed Leander Dendoncker from Anderlecht on an initial season-long loan. The central midfielder has made six appearances for Belgium, including in the group-stage win over England at the World Cup.CARDIFFBack in the Premier League after a four-year absence, Cardiff signed midfielder Victor Camarasa on a season-long loan from Real Betis before the opening weekend.WEST HAMLucas Perez joined West Ham after the striker struggled to make an impact at Arsenal.SOUTHAMPTONLiverpool striker Danny Ings secured a return to hometown club Southampton, initially on loan ahead of an 18 million pound permanent transfer next year. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Kepa Arrizabalaga never made it on the pitch for Spain in Russia but Chelsea broke the transfer record for a goalkeeper by meeting an 80 million euro ($93 million) buyout clause from Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday as a replacement for Thibaut Courtois.Real Madrid was already pursuing the Belgium goalkeeper before striking the 35 million euro fee with Chelsea. The west London club did snap up a player from Madrid on loan for the season: Midfielder Mateo Kovacic, who helped Croatia reach the World Cup final where it lost to France.Last season’s top-two teams spent nothing on Thursday. Champion Manchester City had already signed winger Riyad Mahrez for a club-record 60 million pounds from Leicester. Manchester United signed midfielder Fred, defender Diogo Dalot and goalkeeper Lee Grant last month, but manager Jose Mourinho was left frustrated in his efforts to further strengthen.FULHAMPreparing for its first Premier League campaign in four years, Fulham added five players on Thursday, including signing midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa from Marseille, goalkeeper Sergio Rico from Sevilla and forward Luciano Vietto on loan from Atletico Madrid. American owner Shahid Khan has funded the recruitment of 12 players for the west London club.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next EVERTONEverton completed the treble-signing of Brazil winger Bernard from Shakhtar Donetsk, along with Barcelona duo Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes. The 23-year-old Mina, a Colombia defender, cost 31 million euros ($36 million), while 25-year-old Portugal midfielder Gomes moved to Goodison Park on a season-long loan. Everton has already broken its transfer record in the offseason by paying Watford 40 million pounds for Richarlison, a forward who didn’t even make Brazil’s World Cup squad.BRIGHTONBrighton engaged in a flurry of deadline-day activity, including signing Martin Montoya from Valencia. The former Barcelona and Inter Milan right back has committed to a four-year contract with Brighton, with the move subject to international clearance.CRYSTAL PALACECrystal Palace will be hoping history doesn’t repeat itself after signing Ghana striker Jordan Ayew on a season-long loan from Swansea. The 26-year-old Ayew has been relegated from the Premier League twice in the last three seasons — with Aston Villa in 2015-16 and Swansea last season. Ayew, who has 11 goals in 49 appearances for Ghana, scored 11 times for Swansea last season as he impressed in a struggling side.LEICESTERLeicester has signed three central defenders in the transfer window, with Jonny Evans, Filip Benkovic and Caglar Soyuncu giving Claude Puel a number of options in the position. Preventing England World Cup star defender Harry Maguire joining Manchester United was a triumph for Leicester. It also secured another England international, striker Jamie Vardy, to a new contract through 2022 on Thursday.NEWCASTLENewcastle signed Argentine defender Federico Fernandez from Swansea, reuniting with manager Rafa Benitez after playing for him at Napoli. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal NCAA: Arellano gets back on track at expense of miserable JRU ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ The only addition to the north London club in the new season is a new stadium and even that won’t be ready for the first month — at least.“It’s not about adding because it’s fashionable to sign players,” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Pochettino decided keeping players was the priority after a third successive top-three finish. Harry Kane committed his future to Tottenham before heading to the World Cup and finishing as the top-scorer as England reached the semifinals.Tottenham did provide the most players to the World Cup semifinalists. But strong performances in Russia weren’t a necessity when it came to Premier League clubs deciding whether to spend the fruits of soccer’s biggest television contracts. FILE – In this Saturday, July 28, 2018 file photo, Manchester United’s Fred looks on during their International Champions Cup tournament soccer match against Liverpool, in Ann Arbor, Mich. The summer transfer window has been shortened in the Premier League to close on Thursday, Aug. 9 before the season starts. Joining from Shakhtar Donetsk for $66 million, Fred likely will take up a position in midfield alongside anchorman Nemanja Matic and also Pogba, who should play in his preferred place on the left of a central three and have fewer defensive responsibilities. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, file)LONDON — Fulham signaled its determination to stay in the Premier League by becoming the first promoted team to spend over 100 million pounds ($128 million) in the summer transfer window.In an abbreviated trading period when English top-flight clubs collectively spent more than 1.2 billion pounds, there was one anomaly by the close of business on Thursday. For the first time since the summer transfer window was introduced 15 years ago, one team spent nothing: Tottenham.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

T. Edison Gbana Is Dead

first_imgProfessor T. Edison Gbana, who once served as Chairman on Education of the National Transitional Legislature of Liberia, has died.This sad event occurred on  Wed., July 23, 2014 at 11:45 a.m. at the home of his  daughter, Mrs. Delvina Parteh  in Paynesville, near Monrovia, following a protracted illness.  He was in his 76th year.A graduate of St. John’s Episcopal High School and Cuttington College and Divinity School (now Cuttington University), where he studied  Secondary Education, Mr. Gbana later matriculated to the State College of Iowa (now University of Northern Iowa, where he took the Master’s degree in Education. He commenced his professional career in 1960 as a classroom teacher at the Booker Washington Institute (BWI), where he also served as registrar, director of Business Education and curriculum developer.In 1976 he was appointed principal, St. Augustine Episcopal High School, Kakata; and in 1994 principal, AME Zion Academy.  He earlier served as administrative and technical assistant to the Director of the Bureau of the Budget, R.L.Professor Gbana also served during the civil crisis asChairman, NTLA Committee on Education, Co-Chair, Civil Society Movement of Liberia and president, National Association of Liberia School Principals.On December 1965 he wedded Fanny Harvey Gbana, which union was blessed with several children.T. Edison Vaanii Gbana was born on December 21, 1938 in Bendaja, Porkpaa District in upper Grand Cape Mount County, to union of Mr. Siafa Mbavai and his wife Mrs. Bindu Dazangbu Gbana.His lifelong friend and classmate was Dr. S. Jabaru Carlon, former Commissioner, Governance Commission, R.L. and former professor of Education, University of Liberia.   They began their educational sojourn in 1945 at the St. Phillips Episcopal Village School in Bendaja and on to the Episcopal Elementary School at Mbaloma, both in Grand Cape Mount County.The funeral rites of Prof. T. Edison Gbana are scheduled to begin with removal of the body from the A.B. Roberts Funeral Parlor in Gardinersville on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at  four o’clock p.m. and transported to Trinity Cathedral for wake keeping, beginning at six o’clock p.m.The Funeral mass is due to take place at Trinity on Sat., Aug. 16., beginning at 10 a.m.   Interment will follow immediately at the Kaizer Memorial Cemetery in Brewerville, Montserrado County.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Meetings 5/7

first_imgSunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Mount Gleason Middle School, 10965 Mount Gleason Ave., Sunland. Call (818)` 951-7411. Sylmar Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Hubbard Street Elementary School, 13325 Hubbard St., Sylmar. Call (818) 833-8737. North Hollywood North East Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Thursday in the recreation room at the Park Plaza Apartments, 6755 Rhodes Ave., North Hollywood. Call (818) 982-2174. Granada Hills South Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Thursday, Tulsa Street Elementary School, 10900 Hayvenhurst Ave., Granada Hills. Call (818) 321-6259 or see www.ghsnc.org. Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council, 6:30 May 14 in the auditorium at Sherman Oaks Elementary School, 14755 Greenleaf St., Sherman Oaks. Call (818) 386-9284 or see www.shermanoaksnc.org. Mission Hills Neighborhood Council, 6 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium at San Jose Street Elementary School, 14928 Clymer St., Mission Hills. Call (818) 892-2414 or see www.mhnc.org. Winnetka Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Valley Village, 20830 Sherman Way, Winnetka. Call (818) 676-9766 or see www.winnetkanc.com. Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the assembly room at Villa Scalabrini Retirement Center, 10631 Vinedale St., Sun Valley. Call (818) 767-6766. Van Nuys Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 1B at the Braude Building, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys. Call (818) 994-3919. North Hills East Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. May 14 in the auditorium at Sepulveda Middle School, 15330 Plummer St., North Hills. Call (818) 891-0060. North Hills West Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. May 16 in Building 22 at the Sepulveda VA, 16111 Plummer St., North Hills. Call (818) 893-8613 or see www.northhillswest.org. Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. May 21, Van Gogh Elementary School, 17160 Van Gogh St., Granada Hills. Call (818) 360-4346 or see www.ghnnc.org. Reseda Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. May 21, Canoas Banquet Hall, 18136 Sherman Way, Reseda. Call (818) 832-7540 or see www.resedacouncil.org. Canoga Park Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. May 23, Canoga Park Community Center, 7248 Owensmouth Ave., Canoga Park. Call (818) 346-4892. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Monaco plan to keep Manchester City and Liverpool target Benjamin Mendy

first_img1 Benjamin Mendy in France training Monaco are prepared to hold on to Manchester City and Liverpool target Benjamin Mendy this summer unless they receive an exceptional offer.The 22-year-old France international is one of the hottest prospects in this summer’s transfer window, with a number of top European clubs vying for his signature.Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea are all reportedly keeping tabs on him, but there has been no indication of any concrete moves for the defender so far.And according to L’Equipe, the Ligue 1 champions are planning to keep Mendy at the club next season and are prepared to knock back offers if necessary.The club are keen to hold onto their star assets and will only consider selling the Frenchman if they receive an exceptional offer.All four Premier League clubs will continue to monitor Mendy’s situation but now know they must pay over the odds if they have serious aspirations of landing the highly-rated defender.last_img read more

DETAILS RELEASED FOR THE 43RD ANNUAL PRIMARY SCHOOLS ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

first_img43rd ANNUAL AREA PRIMARY SCHOOLS ATHLETICS CHALLENGEVenue: Finn Valley A.C., Stranorlar, Co DonegalDate: 29th May 2013 Time: 11.00am SharpProgram of events:Born 2006 60m Born 2005 60m, 100mBorn 2004 80m, 300m, Long Jump, High JumpBorn 2003 80m, 600m, High Jump, Long Jump, Relay (see a)Born 2002 100m, 600m, High Jump, Long Jump, Shot Put, Turbo JavelinBorn 2001 100m, 800m, High Jump, Long Jump, Relay (see b) Turbo JavelinBorn 2000/2001 Shot Born 2000 100m, 800mRules:1. Entry fee is £2.50/€3.00 payable in advance or on arrival, each child will receive memento2. Children may compete in two events only plus relay: Schools please note 3. Children to compete in their own age category, the exception being relay where the sections are:a. Born 2003/2004b. Born 2001/20024. Schools are limited to two children in each High Jump, Long Jump, Shot and Turbo Javelin5. Please note spikes if worn to be 5mmThis event continues to be developing with 96 schools participating during 2012. Qualifying regional trails where appropriate will take place during April/May. It is desirable to have a local area qualifying final. Areas which had a qualifying competition last year were Finn Valley (2days) North West, Rosses, Buncrana, Killybegs South West.Two athletes per event qualifying for the county finals along with one relay each regional event. Schools in other areas may wish to organise a qualifying competition amongst themselves on a mutually agreed day. Schools unable to organise locally may still compete at County final with one athlete per event plus relay team per age group.Principals please note the former as numbers have forced; it is therefore, desirable to have a local area event if at all possible.Awards – medals top 3, certificates for all children N.B. where areas do not hold qualifying events I will on this occasion hold firm on the above namely one athlete per event per school in jumps and throws. You can understand this as there are time and safety limitations on the day.It would be helpful if i had school contact email and this enables me to forward timetables etc prior to event to your school.Further details from Patsy McGonagle at 0872226112 or Email patsymcgonagle@hotmail.comDETAILS RELEASED FOR THE 43RD ANNUAL PRIMARY SCHOOLS ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: April 16th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:DETAILS RELEASED FOR THE 43RD ANNUAL PRIMARY SCHOOLS ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPSlast_img read more

FUNERAL DIRECTOR CONDEMNS BEHAVIOUR OF MOTORISTS AROUND FUNERALS

first_imgA leading undertaker has claimed the public has lost complete respect for the dead.Pascal Blake has been a funeral director for almost 20 years.But now he has slammed drivers for overtaking funerals, beeping horns and disrupting corteges. “There is just no respect from a lot of people these days. People don’t care if a funeral cortege is going through their town.“People beep their horns and overtake funeral corteges. It has simply changed over the years.“People are so busy and in a rush with their own lives that they don’t care about the dead anymore,” he said.Mr Blake from Letterkenny, said that in the past people would stop everything they were doing when a funeral cortege came through a town. But now he says motorists have even tried to run over his staff rather than stop for a funeral cortege.“People would pull down their blinds, bow their heads and children would not be allowed to play on the streets during a funeral.“I’m not expecting that but the general respect has gone completely.“Some of my staff have nearly been run over by motorists when they tried to stop traffic to allow a funeral hearse through a road,” he said.He said the one group of people who always show respect are students. “I find the majority of students are very respectful and always stop and bow their heads or bless themselves.“At least they have some kind of respect for the dead but in general there is a lack of respect and it is getting worse,” he said.DONEGALDAILY.COM – DONEGAL’S BIGGEST AND BEST NEWS WEBSITE……GIVING YOU THE NEWS NOW!ADVERTISE FOR JUST €3..click www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com EndsFUNERAL DIRECTOR CONDEMNS BEHAVIOUR OF MOTORISTS AROUND FUNERALS was last modified: October 21st, 2011 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:funeralletterkennyPascal Blakerespectlast_img read more

LARGE CROWD EXPECTED FOR PEADAR O’DONNELL WEEKEND IN DUNGLOE

first_imgThe organising committee for the annual Peadar O’Donnell Weekend is pleased to announce the details of this year’s event, which will take place in Dungloe this weekend.As usual, the Weekend will feature a wide range of topics and events, reflecting the broad sweep of Peadar’s activities over his long lifetime. Peadar made his mark as one of the foremost Irish writers of the 20th century, but also as a teacher, trade unionist, soldier, revolutionary and tireless champion of the common people.In keeping with this tradition, the opening session on Friday evening will feature the renowned artist Robert Ballagh, known for his support of progressive causes. This will be followed by a lively music session in Beedy’s Bar featuringDublin group, the Craggy Men. On Saturday morning people will have an opportunity to take part in a guided excursion through some of the history and scenery of the Maghery/Crohy area of the Rosses. The trip will include visits to the 13th century Templecrone Church, the 18th century Kelp Factory, the Napoleonic Signal Tower and discussions on the local islands.Saturday afternoon has a literary flavour, with a book fair inIonad Teampaill Chroine from 12 noon onwards. Nigel Jess will give a personal appreciation on perhaps Peadar’s most famous book, ‘Islanders’ , followed by a bi-lingual presentation by Peadar O Baoill on ‘Clann Mac Grianna agusPeadar O Domhnall’, dealing with the famous Rannafastauthors and Peadar O Donnell.A feature of Irish political life in recent elections, includingthis week’s two bye elections, has been the growing role of independent candidates. But what does ‘independent’ mean? Does it simply mean ‘non-party’ or does it tell us anything about what a politician stands for? This topic will be discussed by a panel comprising Donegal Mayor John Campbell, Derry & Strabane Councillor Gary Donnelly, and Sligo Councillor Declan Bree.Saturday’s events will be rounded off by a musical evening in the Ionad featuring popular local duo Anne and Tony Crokewith guests. Sunday will feature two interesting discussions. At 12pm a panel of speakers including Clare Daly TD, Belfast Trade Union Organiser Kerry Fleck, and community activists Paula Leonard and Clarrie Pringle will address ‘Women in Struggle, Yesterday and Today’.This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Republican Congress, in which Peadar O’Donnell played a leading role. To mark the occasion and consider what ongoing relevance it may have today, Sinn Fein Councillor and author Eoin OBroin and Eugene McCartan, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Ireland will debate the subject at 2pm.This session will be chaired by Thomas Pringle TD.Following on the success of last year’s essay competition, thepupils of the Rosses Community School have been invited to address the topic, ‘How can we make the Rosses an even greater place to live?’ The Weekend will conclude with thepresentation of prizes to the winners in the Ionad at 6pm.There’ll be plenty of interest for everyone over the Weekend, and we hope to see big crowds there!LARGE CROWD EXPECTED FOR PEADAR O’DONNELL WEEKEND IN DUNGLOE was last modified: October 16th, 2014 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:donegaldungloePeadar O’Donnell Weekendlast_img read more

NURSES SOUGHT TO WORK IN DONEGAL AND ACROSS IRELAND

first_imgPamela Ryan, St James Hospital, Clodagh Sharpe, Beaumont Hospital, Grainne Kelly, St James’ Hospital and Colette Malone, Beaumont HospitalA new recruitment campaign to attract nurses and midwives working in the UK and further afield to work back in Donegal and across Ireland is being launched by the HSE today.The HSE is now offering a wide range of challenging career opportunities, with many benefits, for nurses and midwives wishing to make a contribution to the health and lives of everyone living in Ireland.The HSE has vacancies in a wide range of hospital and community facilities and is seeking to attract up to 500 nurses and midwives from the UK and elsewhere to Ireland. It is hoped that many Irish nurses and midwives working in the UK in particular will take up the opportunity to return home and work in the Irish publicly funded health services. Announcing details of the campaign Ian Tegerdine, National Director of Human Resources, said:“The campaign will focus on connecting with nurses and midwives in the UK and further afield via advertising on social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter and a dedicated microsite (www.nursinginIreland.ie) during the coming months. This activity will be complemented by print advertisements in Irish newspapers to raise awareness of the recruitment drive among those who may have family and friends abroad who might be interested in these positions.“A relocation package is available for nurses and midwives who wish to come and work in Ireland. The relocation package will be offered to nurses and midwives who apply for posts via the campaign.“A relocation package is available to all successful applicants as detailed below:· Up to €1500 tax-free removal/relocation expenses including the cost of flights subject to Revenue guidelines on allowable removal expenses.· First time Nursing Registration Costs with NMBI [Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland]· Funded post graduate education· Incremental credit for experience gained outside Ireland Those choosing to take up employment will benefit from;· Permanent contract of employment· Opportunities for continuing professional development· Sponsorship programmes for specialist post registration education and Masters study· Generous annual and public holiday leave entitlements· Competitive salary scale of €27,211-€43,800 with additional pay for shift and differentials· 39 hour week· Excellent public service pension· Various employee schemes attracting substantial leave entitlements including: maternity and parental leave, shorter working year, flexible working arrangements etc· Travel pass scheme with significant tax reliefNurses and midwives will find that working in the Irish Health Service provides excellent opportunities to enhance their professional development, inclusive of statutory education, training and learning.The HSE plays play a key role in supporting nurses and midwives in their mandatory education, continuous professional development, and in the development of new competencies, maintenance of core competencies and engagement in evidence based practice.The HSE, through the Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services Director, has commissioned at a national level a number of education programmes such as Medicinal Product Prescribing, programmes pertaining to cancer care and varied Leadership and Management Development Programmes for nurses and midwives. This Office also sponsors post-graduate formal academic courses that prepare nurses and midwives for expanding their role as well for specialist and advanced practice roles. These education programmes are provided by Universities and Institutes of Technology. For further information on the opportunities and the application please visit www.nursinginireland.ieNURSES SOUGHT TO WORK IN DONEGAL AND ACROSS IRELAND was last modified: July 23rd, 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)Tags:DONGALNURSESrecruitmentlast_img read more

‘Robo-cop’ patrols Chinese airport

first_imgTerrorists in China are facing a new nemesis with a cattle-prod wielding “robo-cop’’ now patrolling Shenzen Boa’am International Airport in the southern province of Guangdong.The intelligent robot, which is decorated with an impressive police shield and is eerily reminiscent of the Daleks in the BBC science fiction series Dr Who, is the first  in China to be trained to carry out security checks. It began patrolling the airport’s Terminal 3 last month on a round-the-clock basis.More of the security robots, developed in conjunction with the Shenzen Public Security Bureau and the National University of Defense Technology, have been deployed to patrol ports in China’s southern Guangdong Province.The 4.9ft (1.5m)  robot sports four high-definition cameras and face recognition technology that can detect suspicious characters and raise an alarm if a suspect is detected.Images are passed along to back-room security stations where they are analysed by officials.The robot can recharge itself without human intervention and has a video screen to allow it to communicate with civilians or police officers. It can listen, speak and respond to questions in 28 languages and dialects, including questions about flight information.When confronted by an emergency, the robot has a top speed of  more than 11pmh (18kmh) and can surprise miscreants with sound and light as well as an extendable prod described as  “an electric riot fork’’. However, it will be up to one of the back-room humans to decide whether to deploy the electrical stun weapon.The use of intelligent security robots would ease pressure on airport police in their daily patrols and save human resources, an official told China.org.cnlast_img read more