HSE has ‘lost the plot’ by relecting Marley Coaches patients offer

first_img Google+ HSE has ‘lost the plot’ by relecting Marley Coaches patients offer By News Highland – September 5, 2012 Pinterest Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleThe Irish Cancer Society launches new campaign in DonegalNext articleLetterkenny hoax callers tying up Emergency Services News Highland News Twitter A County Councillor says the HSE has ‘lost the plot’It follows news that a last ditch attempt by Marley Coaches to save the bus service that took patients from Donegal to Dublin for treatment has been rejected by the HSE.The Executive rejected proposals that would have seen its subsidy halved to around 50 thousand euro.The plans would have also seen a cost increase for those using the service.Councillor Gerry Crawford says the HSE’s decision, which effectively rules out the bus service returned, beggars belief:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/craw1pmMARLEY.mp3[/podcast] Facebookcenter_img Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers WhatsApp Twitter HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republiclast_img read more

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IOG appoints new finances head

first_imgIndependent Oil and Gas (IOG), a development and production focused oil and gas company, has elected a new chief financial officer (CFO), effective immediately.IOG said on Wednesday that the company’s newly elected CFO was James Chance.He joined IOG in July 2015 and was most recently the company’s commercial director working extensively on IOG’s financing, business development, and commercial activities.According to the company, Chance comes to the CFO position with a strong energy financing background having formerly been a director in the oil & gas team at Standard Chartered Bank and holds an MBA from the London Business School, a BA from Oxford University and a PhD from London University.The company added that Chance was not appointed as a director of the company.Hywel John, the current CFO of IOG, has agreed to step down as a director and has resigned from the company’s board with immediate effect to pursue other interests.Also, the company said that its Southern North Sea project team was strengthened by Ian Pollard who joined as IOG’s HSE manager. Another name which will join the company’s SNS project team in October as an engineering manager is Jonathan Walker. Both will work directly with Graham Cox, IOG’s SNS Project Manager.Mark Routh, CEO and interim executive chairman, said: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of James Chance to CFO. He is an experienced member of the team with knowledge of the company’s finances, strategy, and assets and a strong track record in energy financing.“I also welcome Ian Pollard and Jonathan Walker to the Southern North Sea project team – these are key appointments as we continue to build our high-quality team to deliver the project and create value for all stakeholders. On behalf of the IOG board of directors, I would like to thank Hywel for his contribution to the company and wish him well for the future.“Significant progress with development funding and contractor discussions has been made over the summer, while our dynamic reservoir modeling work on the Vulcan Satellites hub assets was being completed.“We are now moving towards final selection of contractors and submission of the Vulcan Satellites development plan, with the publication of new CPRs on the Blythe and Vulcan Satellites hubs also expected in the coming weeks.”last_img read more

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Schedule plays in Dodgers’ favor – but ‘we gotta win,’ Dave Roberts says

first_imgRelated Articles LOS ANGELES — As the Dodgers trudged through their post-All-Star break schedule, it beckoned like an oasis.Twenty-eight of the Dodgers’ first 32 games after the break were against first-place teams or wild-card contenders. That finally eases up this weekend. The Dodgers will play 11 of their final 34 games against last-place teams (including five in a row against the San Diego Padres and Texas Rangers). The final 34 are split evenly between teams over and under .500. Thirteen of the 17 games against teams with winning records are head-to-head against the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies.It is one of the softer schedules any contender faces down the stretch and one of the biggest reasons not to write off the Dodgers quite yet. But Dodgers manager Dave Roberts takes a deep breath when asked if the finishing schedule affords his team an “easier” road to get back to the top of the division.“Every game is tough to win,” Roberts said, laughing when it is pointed out the Dodgers have done a good job of proving that on a nightly basis recently. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire “Obviously I’m aware of the schedule. But every game is tough and every game is different. It doesn’t really matter who we’re playing and the schedule. We could say ‘Games that we should win’ or whatever. But the bottom line is whoever is in front of us, we gotta win. I am aware of it. We’re aware of it. But we’ve still got to play good baseball.”Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.The Diamondbacks’ finishing schedule is considerably more difficult – 27 of their final 35 games will be against teams with winning records. The Rockies face contenders in 20 of their last 35.“Yeah, there is. And there should be,” Roberts said when asked if there was a “sense of urgency” about these games. “I feel it. There should be. Urgency is a good thing when the stakes are where they’re at and every game is important, we should play with a sense of urgency.”GOOD STARTThe Dodgers’ starting rotation has been the only part of the team not underachieving over the past few weeks.While the Dodgers lost 12 of 20 going into the weekend series against the Padres, their starters had posted a 2.68 ERA and 1.10 WHIP in August, pitching at least six innings 13 times.center_img Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies “If you look at the past couple weeks, we’ve lost more than we’ve won. But the starting pitching has been the most consistent,” Roberts agreed. “Every game we’ve essentially been in – the reason for that is because of the starting pitching. And going forward if we’re going to win this thing, we’re going to rely heavily on the starting pitching.”Clayton Kershaw and Walker Buehler have been the Dodgers’ best starters. In six starts since the All-Star break, Kershaw has a 1.77 ERA, a 0.89 WHIP, 37 strikeouts and only three walks. Over his past five starts, Buehler has a 1.11 ERA, a 0.93 WHIP and has held batters to a .170 average.HUDSON DOWNFor the second time this month, reliever Daniel Hudson has been placed on the DL with discomfort in his right forearm.Hudson (who has had Tommy John surgery twice) returned after 10 days on the DL and made two appearances, allowing two runs on two hits while striking out four in 2-1/3 innings, before going back on the DL on Friday.In his place, the Dodgers activated right-hander Yimi Garcia from the DL. Garcia had been sidelined since July 7 with forearm inflammation. Garcia made five rehab appearances in the Arizona Summer League and at Triple-A, pitching two scoreless innings for the Oklahoma City Dodgers.ALSORight-hander Ross Stripling is now scheduled to throw to hitters before Saturday’s game. He was originally scheduled for the simulated-game setting on Friday but it was pushed back a day. Stripling is on the DL with lower back inflammation. …Right-hander Josh Fields pitched another scoreless inning for Triple-A OKC on Thursday. Fields has made three scoreless appearances for OKC on his rehab assignment. Fields has allowed two hits, walked none and struck out none in three innings.UP NEXTPadres (RHP Brett Kennedy, 0-2, 8.36 ERA) at Dodgers (LHP Clayton Kershaw, 6-5, 2.40 ERA), Saturday, 6:10 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available) Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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