first_imgThe HSE has confirmed that the discovery of medical files in a park and on the streets of Letterkenny happened after a break-in to a medical recordscentre.The private file of an elderly woman was found in a Letterkenny park by a family out walking on June 9th last.A number of other letters and files were also found in separate incidents over a number of weeks. The letters also included two lists of 33 patients which had been found by litter wardens in Letterkenny in both March and May of this year.Now the HSE has admitted that storage containers at St Conal’s medical facility close to Letterkenny University Hospital was broken into.A lock on the container was smashed open and an undisclosed number of files taken.The files at this particular centre relate to the records of deceased patients as well as secondary notes on patients. A spokesperson confirmed that steel cages have now been fitted to locks around the cages on the medical records storage containers.“A thorough investigation was carried out following the most recent incident and as a result steel door cages have been ordered for all doors for the ground floor of St Conal’s.Bernard McGlinchey Town park in Letterkenny where medical files were discovered. (North West Newspix)“All containers have been fitted with lock boxes to prevent a reoccurrence of the recent breach where the lock had been broken to gain access to one of the containers.“The loss of patient files were not as a result of negligence but as a result of theft so there will be no sanctions on staff,” said a statement.Among the other information found on the street in Letterkenny were letters relating to a woman from Inishowen who was having tests for cancer. On another occasion, a member of staff left a medical file belonging to a patient in a “public premises”, according to the HSE.The HSE admitted the lapse in security when questioned by County Councillor Gerry McMonagle at the Regional Health Forum West.He asked how many locations were used to store sensitive patients files and what security measures were in place to safeguard the files.He was told that medical files are currently held in up to seven different facilities including the St Conal’s Building, a store in Glencar, Letterkenny University Hospital, Scally’s Outpatient Facility in Letterkenny, Harley’s Stores as well as five containers at St Conal’s. A response from the HSE said, “All locations where charts are stored are locked when unoccupied.”Councillor McMonagle said he was satisfied that the centres being used to store the medical files had had their security upgraded since the security breach.“However, I would question the cost of having a number of storage facilities around Letterkenny as well as staff time being used to travel to them and access them,” he said.Exclusive: HSE admits dumped medical files were stolen during break-in was last modified: July 11th, 2019 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:break-inHSEletterkenny hospitalmedical filesS Conalslast_img read more

first_imgGet your thinking cap on ahead of Sunday’s FA Cup clash and see how many of these five questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-53] 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_img18-year-old Sekgabo Motshwane is oneof the first generation of South Africansborn into the newly established democracy.(Image: Faith Talane) The Hector Pietersen Museum is one ofa number of commemorative sitesthat pay tribute to the people who foughtto free the country from oppression.(Image: Wikipedia)MEDIA CONTACTS • Julian JacobsCommunications director, HSRC+27 21 466 8042 or +27 82 454 4902Valencia TalaneThe “born frees” turn 18 this year, coming of age at the same time as a democratic South Africa. While they acknowledge the struggle, for them the future is more important than looking back to a past that happened before they were born.It was on a tour of some popular heritage sites in Soweto, in Johannesburg’s south-west, in the winter of 2011 that 17-year-old Sekgabo Motshwane first came face to face with the reality that is South Africa’s apartheid history.Motshwane turns 18 in December this year, which makes him as old as South Africa’s democracy. He is one of over 600 000 people born in 1994 into a democratic South Africa, according to Statistics South Africa.This, he says, seems to be of more importance to his parents than it is to him.“Don’t get me wrong,” he qualifies. “I have a great deal of respect for the freedom struggle and its heroes … I’ve heard everything from how people stood in long queues all day to cast their first-ever votes and how communities in townships all over the country celebrated well into the night.”For him, however, it is immaterial that he was born in 1994, the year that everybody got to vote. Like many teenagers on the threshold of adulthood, he is looking forward rather than back to the past.“Frankly, my main concern is the future ahead of me.”And like Motshwane, South Africa is also standing on the threshold of adulthood. But unlike him, its future is closely tied to its past – the long, hard fight for freedom and the struggle against apartheid.Inspired to learn moreMotshwane is a Grade 12 pupil at Boksburg High School on the East Rand in Gauteng. He plans to study mechanical engineering at Johannesburg’s Wits University after high school and says many of his friends are also looking into careers in the technology and medical fields.“One thing that I‘m grateful for in a free South Africa is that I can be and do whatever I want – my future is in my hands,” he explains. “My parents’ generation knew about career choices available to them, but had limited resources to enable them to go after their dreams.”The revealing trip to Soweto was organised by a relative, an aunt, who wanted to help “open his eyes” to the reality of life in South Africa before 1994.He readily admits that although he understood the tour was meant to be an educational one, before setting off, the highlight for him was the prospect of his first bungee jump at the famous Orlando Towers. This was slipped into the trip as an added incentive.But Motshwane says that what he came across at the Hector Pieterson Memorial and Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication – illustrations such as photographs, documents and videos depicting highlights of the freedom struggle – proved to be more than he had expected.Being in the moment, as it were, with struggle heroes gave him the opportunity to learn to appreciate the freedom he enjoys today.He was inspired to read up on the history of the country, and to lend his ear to debates regarding the state of the country.“I would say I had mixed feelings regarding the information I received during the tour. I was a bit angry, but more so motivated to do more and be more,” he says.Apart from the history he learns in the school curriculum, Motshwane had only heard anecdotal descriptions of what life was like during apartheid from his parents and other members of his family, so his blasé attitude towards all things political was to some extent excusable – and probably typical of his generation.Ideals of a born freeMotshwane, by his own assertion, cannot imagine himself living anywhere else in the world other than South Africa. “What good is our freedom if I’m not going to enjoy it living here?” he asks.He wants to travel, a lot, but relocation is out of the question. “I went to Zambia recently and while there I realised how far advanced South Africa is in terms of infrastructure. I don’t think I could cope under the circumstances I saw.”His passion is design: “When I’m older I’d like to be able to look at things and say ‘I made that, and it made someone happy’, and I feel like I have better opportunities here at home.”The road to that ideal, however, has its obstacles: Motshwane knows his future is in his hands. “Everything I want I have to be prepared to work hard for, which is understandable.”But he does question what is being done for the young people who have nothing. “If you’re poor in this country then your future depends on politicians,” he says, questioning how seriously the government takes its people.What about politics?How in tune is this young man politically, it may be asked.“That’s what I’m worried about. [Politicians] getting richer and richer at the expense of ordinary people.”Motshwane’s assertions are not far off the mark for people in his age group, according to the Human Sciences Research Council’s SA Social Cohesion Barometer, which was released in November 2011. The report says the age group between 16 and 19 is significantly less civically cohesive than older age groups, meaning they are unlikely to take part in what others perceive as civil duties – like voting, for instance.However, the group is far more tolerant towards immigrants and gay people and has much more interracial contact.This rings true for Motshwane, who says that despite being eligible to vote in the next national elections – in 2014 – he hasn’t found anything inspiring from political parties. “My vote will most probably be motivated by what I want for my future.”He admits to having loyalty issues regarding the country’s ruling party, the ANC – given its part in the struggle – but beyond that, he has no feelings at all.“When I went to Soweto I got to appreciate how much struggle heroes sacrificed for me to be able to have a good future … I saw things there that I didn’t think I would see in my lifetime,” he adds.last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By John F. Grimes, Ohio State University Extension Beef CoordinatorYou do not have to look long and hard to find plenty of evidence that feeder calf marketing is undergoing significant changes across the country. The market is currently sending a clear message that buyers are demanding more for their purchasing dollars. Significant discounts are occurring in the market place for feeder calves that are not weaned 45-60 days, castrated & healed, dehorned, and given 2 rounds of a modified live vaccine for the shipping fever complex. In 2019, a major restaurant chain is going to start requiring their suppliers of fed cattle to be Beef Quality Assurance certified. This will in turn be pushed down to the producer level. Exports to China and other countries are going to require age and source verification. These are growing realities for cow-calf producers if they want access to as many markets as possible.The OSU Extension Beef Team is pleased to announce that they have completed two pre-recorded presentations under the theme of “Gaining Greater Market Access for Ohio Feeder Calves”. These videos contain a wealth of information that addresses ways for producers to add value to feeder calves and ultimately improve marketability.Here are the highlights of the two presentations:* Part One (50:56 in length) – Bill Tom, Executive Vice-President, United Producers, Inc. addresses changing industry demands for today’s feeder calf and potential marketing options. – Dr. Henry Zerby, Senior Director of Protein Innovation, Wendy’s Supply Chain Cooperative discusses the requirements necessary to qualify for specialty and targeted markets.last_img read more

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting While countries as disparate as Armenia and Mauritania react to the reality of change in Tunisia and Egypt, China continues its crackdown. After blocking terms like “jasmine” (for the Jasmine Uprising) and even country names like “Egypt” from online searches, it began a campaign of arrests and harassment of protesters, and possible future protesters, in its major cities. Now, in a material indication of its priorities, China has released its budget expenditures at the start of its new parliamentary session. For the first time, the country’s spending on internal security, including online censorship program and tools, has passed the yearly budget for the army and all other defense organization. According to Reuters, this year’s budget on domestic security, which includes “state security, armed civil militia, courts and jails” jumped 13.8 percent to $95 billion. The budget for China’s army, on the other hand, increased only 12.7 percent to $91.5 billion. The power of the Jasmine Uprising in the Middle East as an example to people around the world seeking change could probably not find a better indicator than this shift in priorities for a county which is widely acknowledged as the world champion in the repression of internal dissent. As the Chinese Communist Party newspaper Beijing Daily put it: “Everyone knows that stability is a blessing and chaos is a calamity.”Kimberly Smith, a University of Texas, Dallas, grad student in Emerging Media Communications, thinks this priority accurately reflects the priorities of the Chinese in general. Smith spent the last year in China studying and making iPhone documentaries. “I attended the Internet in China Conference at Peking University last year. Several Industry representatives were in attendance, and they appeared to be united in their view: respect Party rules, period. And, because The Party views social stability as a top priority (to maintain Party control), they will do what is in their power to ensure that the country continues it’s steady, positive growth.”Are the people the final arbiters in their governments’ choices, even if the country is not designed to reflect their choices? Are the people of China really supportive of these priorities, or is it only certain groups that benefit from these decisions? Army photo by Schmeeve Tags:#Government#international#NYT#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img curt hopkins 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts last_img read more

first_imgThe Alice Springs Masters Games were held in October with approximately 26 teams competing with players coming from all over Australia.The Masters Games is a biennial sporting event, aimed at attracting and encouraging mature, by age any way, to participate in over 30 competitive events. These games are the most friendliest Masters games held in Australia, as it is all about having a good time as well as competing in your chosen sport/s.If  you want to bring a team along or just come yourself, have a good time, meet new friends and play a bit of Touch contact the NQ Touch Office (07) 47 256 133 for more information.Mens 30          Gold                Spacific                                6       Drop Off                       Silver               Ran                                     5                       Bronze             X Men                                 5        Drop Off                       Defeated         Alice Indians                         4Mens 40          Gold                Pirates                                 5                       Silver               Alice Indians                        0Mens 45          Gold                Mt Isa Brumbies                   9                       Silver               Darwin Bundy Bears             1Mens 50          Gold                Nth Qld Living Legends          5                       Silver               Canberra Kuta Stallions        0       Womens 30     Gold                Whanau                               4                       Silver               Alice Indians                        2Womens 35     Gold                Touch of Class                     6                       Silver               All Sorts                              2                              Bronze             Bad Habits                          5                       Defeated         Flaming Dragons                   0Womens 40     Gold                Alice Springs Indians            10                            Silver               No turn up                            0Mixed 30/30     Gold                RAN                                    5                              Silver               Alice Springs Indians            3Mixed 40/35     Gold                Silver Flaming X Men            3        Drop Off                       Silver               Alice Springs Indians            2                       Bronze             X Men Dragons                                              Mixed 45/40     Gold                Nth Qld Living Legends         5                              Silver               Mt Isa Brumbies                  3Mixed 50/40     Gold                Mt Isa Brumbies                  4        Drop Off                       Silver               Canberra Kura Stallions       3                        Bronze             Nth Qld Living Legends             For further information visit the website – www.alicespringsmasters.nt.gov.au Thanks to Billy Grant for providing the article content.last_img read more

first_imgLincoln boss Cowley: I tried to sell Chapman to Evertonby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLincoln City boss Danny Cowley appreciated the response from Everton rival Marco Silva for yesterday’s FA Cup defeat.Everton managed to edge Lincoln 2-1.”I was trying to sell him Ellis Chapman, our 17-year-old who came on and played that lovely pass, and was seeing if he fancied giving us a couple of million for him,” Cowley said with a smile.”But seriously, he was really positive with everything. He said how well we had defended without the ball and how good our structure and organisation was and that we were as difficult to play against as any Premier League team he’d played against this season, which was really kind.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Really? Wanda already touting Serie A return for PSG signing Icardiby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe wife and agent of Mauro Icardi is already casting doubt on his status at PSG.The Inter Milan striker joined PSG on a season-long loan on deadline day a fortnight ago.But Wanda Nara says Icardi could yet return to Italy – and as early as January.Wanda said on Tiki Taka: “Napoli has kept the money they should have spent for Mauro Icardi. “Maybe there will be some surprises in January…?” last_img read more

first_imgTagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say ​Man Utd continue to promote Malta tourismby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United and the Government of Malta announced a multi-year partnership which will see United promote Malta as a tourist destination to its global fan base, reports www.fcbusiness.co.ukThe Club has deep and enduring ties with Malta, with the Maltese Supporters Club, one of the oldest of all the official Manchester United Supporters’ clubs, recently celebrating its 60th anniversary.As part of the partnership, Visit Malta and Manchester United will encourage the club’s fans around the world to experience the vibrant, young, exciting and beautiful country, with the Maltese Tourism Authority providing attractive travel offers exclusively for Manchester United supporters. Through the partnership, Visit Malta will get strong exposure during home matches and on the club’s digital marketing channels, social and printed media. Speaking of the partnership, Manchester United’s Director of Partnerships, Sean Jefferson, said: “Manchester United has long-standing links with Malta, welcoming hundreds of Maltese fans to Old Trafford every season. “We are proud of our association with the country and look forward to working with the Maltese Tourism Ministry and Malta Tourism Authority to highlight the destination’s many great qualities to our international fan base.” last_img read more

first_imgBurnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick delighted to prove matchwinnerby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick was delighted with his winning goal against Everton.Hendrick made it two goals in four games as he volleyed the Clarets to a 1-0 victory over the Toffees at a joyous Turf Moor.“We had to dig deep,” Hendrick said. “The sending off did help is a little bit and that’s when we had to be patient, keep the ball and try to wear them out. We looked to set pieces and thankfully I got the goal.“We came back after the last international break and there were four good games there for us.“There are no easy ones and we have to take each one at a time. But we looked at them and thought we could put some vital points on the board, and we’ve done that. We have stepped on and put some great points on the board.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more