Parents tell of their fear as Letterkenny pool evacuated

first_imgA mother has told of how children ‘were screaming’ in fear as a ‘major incident’ forced the evacuation of a the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny.Three children were hospitalised with up to 60 others treated on site after the incident at around noon today.A large fleet of emergency services personnel rushed to the scene when several people, most of them children, fell ill after taking a reaction to the water. “My three children were in the pool and my son said he was diving when he saw a dark fluid coming out in the pool under the water,” one mother, an eye-witness, told Donegal Daily.“Kids were screaming and running around.“Some dark brown fluid came out in the pool and the staff took them out. Kids were sick, coughing and vomiting. The kids were all shaking and scared.”Letterkenny University Hospital has put its emergency plan in place, although a large number of people who were affected were treated on-site. Around 100 people, situated all over the complex, were evacuated after emergency services arrived. The mother said: “We were just told to go home and get milk for the kids. The ambulance people were doing triage at the scene, but some children were taken to hospital.”Another parent, who was in the viewing gallery at the time, described witnessing ‘a green liquid spraying into the pool’.There are not believed to be any life-threatening injuries.There is currently no admission to the Aura Leisure Centre.Parents tell of their fear as Letterkenny pool evacuated was last modified: April 26th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Aura Leisure Centreemergency servicesGardailetterkennyLetterkenny University Hospitallast_img read more

Leeds boss Warnock tells Hughes to ‘get own house in order’

first_imgLeeds United boss Neil Warnock has taken another swipe at his former club, insisting Mark Hughes is wrong to suggest some of QPR’s problems are down to the previous management.Warnock, who was replaced by the Welshman at Loftus Road in January, last week declared that Rangers had ‘lost part of their soul’ because of the number of foreign players signed by Hughes.And in another dig at his successor, Warnock told talkSPORT: “There are quotes coming out sometimes from the current manager and I don’t accept it.“’We’re trying to get away from last year’ – but I bet they wish they were [in the same position as] last year this time.“I think people should just look after their own house, put their own house in order.“I thought we had a great dressing room spirit and you probably have to look at that and think ‘Have they got one now?’”See also:Leeds boss Warnock has dig at 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Street Views: Football Fridays

first_imgLesego Madumo pays a visit to Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport, and White River in Mpumalanga province, to find out what South Africans think about the Football Fridays initiative.(Frivas: South African street slang for Friday.)Posted on Football Fridays on 29 September 2009.last_img

Commercial farming ‘key to land reform’

first_img14 January 2011The establishment of successful black commercial farmers was key to land reform in South Africa, Agriculture Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson told black and white commercial farmers during a visit to a farm in the Free State province.Farmers such as Pitso Sekhoto, owner of the farm Makolobane Farmers Enterprise, had shown that land reform did work and that black farmers could become successful commercial farmers, Joemat-Pettersson said.The farm in Senekal supplies milk to Woolworths retail stores nationally and also apples to fresh produce markets in Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Pietermaritzburg and Johannesburg.Sekhoto employs 34 farm-workers who own a 28 percent shareholding of his farm. During the apple harvest, the farm creates employment by hiring 66 additional workers for a three-month period from January to March.During her visit, Joemat-Pettersson tried her hand at apple harvesting. After placing a few apples in a bag around her shoulder while standing on a ladder, while photographers clicked away, she asked: “How many apples does the man want in the bag?”“Hy moet vol! (It must be full),” a choir of farmers answered almost simultaneously.Joemat-Pettersson commended Sekhoto for giving workers shares in his farming enterprise without approaching the government for “equity money”.“If a black commercial farmer can give 28 percent shares to workers and all farmers do that, we would go far in the country.”The minister also commended Sekhoto’s neighbours and the Senekal community for “being one”.“He is a successful farmer. You do not see him as a black farmer.”Senekal farmer Marius de Jaeger described Joemat-Pettersson’s visit as “informative” and a high point for the region.“She shows interest in farming, and it seems not to be another case of being heard but not seen for farmers.”De Jaeger said farmers also had to make a living, and it seemed that the government realised that there had to be people producing food.“People must be kept on farms; I can do nothing else,” he said, adding that the positive air of the minister’s visit towards agriculture was encouraging.Another local farmer, Jess de Klerk, said the minister’s visit was encouraging, especially her calls for white and black farmers to work together.De Klerk said it was good that the government wanted to stop using the term “emergent farmers” and to talk instead about only farmers.“Pitso is ‘n boer in ons gemeenskap (Pitso is a farmer in our community)”, he said, adding that Sekhoto was an example, not just on the farm, but also in the way he got involved in the community.Sapalast_img read more

Bring masterminds of Dabholkar’s murder to book: MANS

first_imgThe threat to progressive thinkers in society loomed large as long as the masterminds of rationalist Dr. Narendra Dabholkar’s murder were roaming free, said the Maharashtra Andhshradha Nirmulan Samiti (MANS) on Friday.The MANS, founded by the rationalist in 1989, will launch a campaign called ‘Jawab Do’ (give us the answers) on August 20 — the sixth anniversary of Dabholkar’s death — to demand the arrest of the masterminds.“After the Bombay High Court rapped the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for dragging its feet over the probe, the agency finally arrested Sachin Andure and Sharad Kalaskar last year and named them as Dabholkar’s assailants. At the time, we had hoped that the case would finally see a speedy conclusion with the masterminds being brought to book. Regrettably, nothing of the kind has happened so far,” Dr. Hamid Dabholkar, MANS activist and son of the late rationalist, said.He said Dabholkar’s killers had no personal quarrel with him, but were incited by certain people on the basis of differences with the rationalist’s way of thinking and his ideas. “So, it is all the more urgent that the masterminds of this crime, who are responsible for this murder, be nabbed by the CBI,” Dr. Hamid said, alleging a lack of political will on part of the State government in probing the case.He said that from the evidence gathered by investigating agencies and the charge sheet filed by the CBI, it was reasonably certain that the crime was linked to the murders of Communist leader Govind Pansare in Kolhapur, scholar M.M. Kalburgi in Dharwad and journalist Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru and that all four killings were committed by members of an ideologically hard-line outfit.“Despite this, it seems that the State government is not interesting in probing these radical organisations. The High Court has also repeatedly ticked off the CBI for its tardiness in retrieving the alleged murder weapons that are believed to have been dismantled and thrown by the assailants in a creek near Mumbai. We also demand that the agencies take action in that regard,” Dr. Hamid said.He said that as the CBI delayed in filing a charge sheet against Amol Kale, Rajesh Bangera and Amit Degvekar in the Dabholkar case, the trio was able to secure bail. All three are prime accused in the Gauri Lankesh murder and are lodged in Bengaluru’s Central Prison. The MANS will also launch a social media campaign tagging Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to demand the arrest of the mastermind.Dr. Hamid said the Dr. Narendra Dabholkar Memorial Lecture will be delivered by N. Ram, chairman, The Hindu Group, on August 20 at the Tilak Smarak Mandir in Pune. “Mr. Ram will be speaking on three challenges facing current Indian society: the assault on reason, the erosion of free speech and the reality of mass deprivation,” he said.Dabholkar was shot by assailants during his morning stroll at the Omkareshwar Bridge in Pune on August 20, 2013. Pansare and his wife, Uma, were similarly shot at close range from two 7.65-mm country-made weapons while they were returning from a morning walk outside their home in KolhapurThe similar nature of the murder of Kalburgi outside his home in Dharwad and of Lankesh in Bengaluru has led several activists to believe that the killings were part of a pre-planned fundamentalist, right-wing Hindutva conspiracy.last_img read more

MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh need to work out themselves if they have the motivation to continue: Adam Gilchrist to India Today

first_imgFormer Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist suggests India should go talent hunting now that the Champions trophy is over, like the rest of the cricket world to find the right balance for the World Cup, which is only two years away.His view comes on the back of Rahul Dravid’s opinion where he suggested the selectors needed to take a call if there was space for both veterans Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni and whether they needed to continue exploring fresh faces.In an interview with India Today, Gilchrist says it will soon be decision time for the Indian selectors.”India like the rest of the nations will have the challenge of working out what the right balance will be. Guys like Dhoni and Yuvi need to work out themselves if they have the motivation to continue that long. They need to be in conversation with the captain, the selectors and the board. I don’t think they need to make these decisions right now but they will be talking about them in the next couple of months to work out what the best direction is,” he said.Gilchrist falls short of calling whether Dhoni and Yuvraj need to stay or go but says the players will know when its time.”I am not going to tell them what to do. They will know. I have been through it myself and you know as a player if you have it in your heart, the desire to continue on and that’s the discussion they will be able to have (with selectors),” he said.advertisementBut Australia’s greatest wicket-keeping all-rounder does opine, it eventually has to be the selectors’ call.”It’s the selectors who pick the team. Unless the players pull out themselves. Who knows MS and Yuvi may do that,” he said.last_img read more

Health Ministry to Increase Complement of Psychiatric Nursing Aides

first_img Psychiatric nursing aides are involved in the promotion, treatment and rehabilitation of psychiatric patients in clinics, homes and community facilities. They offer care to the mentally challenged, and, over the last few years, have assisted in the treatment and care of more than 100,000 patients. Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says the Ministry will be increasing the complement of psychiatric nursing aides in order to strengthen community mental health services.Speaking at the Psychiatric Nursing Aides Conference at the Iberostar Hotel in Montego Bay on October 26, Dr. Tufton said the recommendation that was made by the recently appointed Task Force on Mental Health and Homelessness solidifies the Ministry’s commitment to ensuring the well-being of the island’s psychiatric nursing aides.“The history of psychiatric nursing aides in Jamaica starts in 1972, with only 22 trainees.  However, because of the growing need for mental health care, it was required to expand the care team to not only psychiatrists and registered nurses, but also to psychiatric nursing aides.  Today, the total number has increased to over 400,” he said.Dr. Tufton said that in 2015, the Ministry of Health trained 72 psychiatric nursing aides and is committed to continuing the support, adding that one significant recommendation of the Task Force is that there should be an increase in the number of psychiatric nursing aides.The Minister pointed out that despite the valiant efforts of psychiatric nursing aides and their colleagues to reduce the stigma against mentally ill people, there is still a need for more personnel to be recruited to further reduce the residual poor treatment often meted out to the mentally ill across the island, many of whom suffer in silence. Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says the Ministry will be increasing the complement of psychiatric nursing aides in order to strengthen community mental health services. Story Highlightscenter_img “It is estimated that some 70 per cent or more persons with mental illness will not disclose this information for fear of discrimination, especially at work.  This, undoubtedly, fuels the existing gap between illness and treatment and increases morbidity while decreasing productivity,” the Minister said.Dr. Tufton noted that depression and anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health challenges in the workplace, but they are often undiagnosed and untreated and can result in absenteeism and decreased productivity.He said that a draft workplace mental health policy has been developed by the Ministry of Health, but while legislation, policies and guidelines are important, there are other things which need to be done to accomplish the necessary changes.Psychiatric nursing aides are involved in the promotion, treatment and rehabilitation of psychiatric patients in clinics, homes and community facilities. They offer care to the mentally challenged, and, over the last few years, have assisted in the treatment and care of more than 100,000 patients. “The history of psychiatric nursing aides in Jamaica starts in 1972, with only 22 trainees.  However, because of the growing need for mental health care, it was required to expand the care team to not only psychiatrists and registered nurses, but also to psychiatric nursing aides.  Today, the total number has increased to over 400,” he said.last_img read more

Supreme Court dismisses two Site C lawsuits from BC First Nations

first_imgOTTAWA – Canada’s top court won’t hear an appeal from two B.C. First Nations worried that construction of an $8.8-billion hydro-electric dam would violate their constitutionally protected treaty rights.Prophet River First Nation and West Moberly First Nation have been fighting the B.C. government in court for more than two years, hoping to halt construction of the Site C project.After losses at both the provincial court and Federal Court level, the Supreme Court refused to grant the First Nations leave to appeal.Site C will flood more than 5,500 hectares of land along the Peace River in northeast B.C., creating an 83-kilometre-long reservoir and providing enough power to light up 450,000 homes a year.Project construction started in the summer of 2015 and is scheduled for completion in 2024.A review of the project concluded that there would be significant adverse environmental effects, impacting indigenous treaty rights in the area, but the previous Conservative government ruled it was justified.last_img read more