By Pauline Jelinek THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – Iraq has only a third of the doctors it needs because killings and kidnappings of the medical professionals prompted many to leave the country, its military surgeon general said Thursday. A recent decline in violence is tempting some to return, said Brig. Gen. Samir Abdullah Hassan, surgeon general for the country’s soldiers, sailors, airmen and special forces. Speaking to Pentagon reporters, Samir said he didn’t have figures for the number of doctors practicing in Iraq now compared with the number before the war. But the military alone has only about a fourth of the physicians its needs – there are 148 and the need is for 600 to 700, he said. For the country overall, the Ministry of Health has only 35percent of the physicians it needs to staff its civilian hospitals, he said. Samir, who was trained as an orthopedic surgeon, was in Washington the past week for meetings with U.S. military and civilian medical facilities. He said colleagues who had fled to Jordan, Egypt and other nations have been in touch with him recently, saying they would like to come home. “There is (still) kidnapping, there is assassination, but it’s decreased,” he said. “I can assure you if the security improved more and more, the majority of them would return back to the country,” said Samir. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Job Vacancies: Qualified Senior and Junior Stylists are being sought by Pello Hair Colour and Design, a well established Aveda concept salon who specialise in colour.Due to our continued success, we are expanding and opening Pello Hairdressing another Aveda concept salon in Letterkenny Shopping Centre (next to Penneys).We are looking for qualified staff to become part of our team in this busy location. Full time and part time positions are available. Now Hiring:Senior stylists with a minimum of 5 years experience on the salon floor in cutting, highlighting, colouring and all aspects of blow-drying. Up-style skills would also be an advantage.Junior stylist with a minimum of 3 years experience on the salon floor in colour application, basic hi-lighting and blow-drying skills.We will be offering all suitable candidates great working conditions, ongoing training, and a good wage structure. If you are interested in working in a busy and successful Aveda salon and interested in being part of the Aveda network please forward your CV to : email@example.comJob Vacancies: Well-established hair salon seeks Stylists was last modified: June 9th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:hairdressingjobPellostylistVacancies
Padraic Ferry and Principal Andrew Kelly.Four happy girls. Crana College students Emily Bird, Lisa Ferguson, Courtney Barron and Eileen Doherty pictured together with their excellent Leaving Cert results.Crana College teacher Mary Galbraith pictured with her Leaving Cert Irish class after they received their excellent results.Crana College student Matthew Molloy pictured with his proud mum Jacqueline.Crana College student Ciara McColgan rings home with the good news on her Leaving Cert results.Crana College boys Jack Timlin, Craig Liam Brady, Christopher Duffy and Darragh McDermott happy with their Leaving Cert results.Jasmine Bond phones home to tell her parents the good news. Pic by Joe Boland.Naomi Wasson jumps for joy after receiving her Leaving Certificate Results from Royal and Prior Comprehensive. Pic by Joe Boland Photo 3 Roisin Carr, Hazel O Driscoll, Adam Khavia, Padraic Ferry, Seamus Doherty.Roisin Carr, Year Head R. Bn Ui Rian, Hazel O DriscollThis morning, Leaving Cert students from all over Donegal are collecting their exam results from their schools, hoping they got the grades they desired.These students pictured above, from Loreto Community School, Milford and Royal and Prior Comprehensive were absolutely delighted with the results they received earlier this morning. This years 105 Leaving Certificate Students at Loreto Community School have provided yet another set of results to be exceptionally proud of with a record number of A grades being achieved.Lots of smiling faces adorned the school this morning reacquainting with school friends as they all anxiously awaited their results.There is no doubt both staff and students in Loreto C.S. are in good spirits this morning with ALL our students results. Many students achieved 500+ points with a very special congratulations to Padraic Ferry who achieved 7 A’s in his exams.Many students achieved numerous A’s in their results today ranging across all subject areas. A record number of Distinctions were also achieved by our LCA and LCVP students. Project Maths Higher level uptake has increased year on year with every single student achieving the 25 extra Bonus Points. We continue to encourage our students to take the Higher Level papers in all our subject areas with many in accordance and above the National Average.Student choices range from Medicine and Architecture to Social Studies and Sports Science and no doubt the students of Loreto C.S. will go on to excel in their chosen career path.We wish them luck on their new beginnings and ask them to remember their rootsIf you have any pictures from students receiving their exam results, then send them in to us at firstname.lastname@example.org PICTURE SPECIAL: LEAVING CERT STUDENTS RECEIVE THEIR RESULTS was last modified: August 13th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:FeaturesLeaving Certificate ResultsLoreto Community Schoolnewspicture special
PHONE company Eircom has been fined €10,500 after it admitted overcharging customers including some from Donegal.Eircom Ltd, trading as Eir, pleaded guilty at Dublin District Court today to offences under the Communications Regulation Act 2002. The prosecution was in connection with complaints by five people who went industry watchdog ComReg after Eircom’s customer service teams failed to resolve their problems.The court heard that a woman who had moved from Belfast to the Glenties in Co. Donegal and opted for a landline and mobile broadband service which did not work.She was overcharged €592 and cancelled her direct debit payments after which she got disconnected.ComReg compliance analyst Una Milton agreed that the woman was upset and in an emergency she would not have been able to contact anyone.Cavan pensioner Irene McHugh, who attended the hearing, who was an existing customer had been cold-called by an Eircom sales agent last year and agreed to a fibre optic broadband plan for €65 a month.Ms Milton agreed with prosecution counsel Ronan Kennedy that a verbal contract was entered into but a day later she had second thoughts. She was concerned the payments were difficult to make and made a number of calls to cancel. She ended up paying two bills, her old account which she believed was cancelled and the new account.Ms Milton agreed with Mr Kennedy that the pensioner felt like it was “talking to a brick wall” when she dealt with the Eircom’s helplines.She ended up getting disconnected and left without a service for two weeks.The court heard that she had a personal alarm on her wrist and would not have been able to contact anyone in an emergency. The court heard she was overcharged by €148 but has since been refunded by Eircom.The third customer was overcharged by €205, told she would have to pay an early cease charge of €450 and had a debt collection agency contact her.The fourth complainant was overcharged by €31 after she changed her package and the fifth complainant had been overcharged by €149 after a discount was not implemented, Judge John Brennan heard.The court was told that the company two prior convictions for similar offences. It was fined €21,000 in 2015 and €16,500 in March this year.Refunds were granted after the customers made complaints to ComReg.Defence counsel Joe Jeffers asked the court to note Eircom had refunded them and had co-operated with the investigation. He said the company has put in place new ways of dealing with customer issues. This has seen complaints drop from 1,000 to 300 a month, he said.The court heard human error as well as system errors were responsible for the overcharging of the customers. He also issued an apology on behalf of the company which had agreed to pay prosecution costs.Judge Brennan said it was clear the measures taken after the 2015 case were not sufficient and he noted the distress caused. However, he accepted what the court had been told about the new system put in place to improve customer service.Eir fined after admitting overcharging Donegal customers was last modified: October 11th, 2017 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:courtDonegal customerseir
5 Lionel Messi missed a penalty in the disappointing draw Argentina know they need a positive result against Croatia to get their 2018 World Cup campaign back on track.The two-time world champions got off to a poor start as they could only manage a 1-1 draw against Iceland, while Croatia cruised to a 2-0 win over Nigeria. 5 5 Predicted XIsArgentina: Caballero; Mercado, Otamendi, Tagliafico; Salvio, Mascherano, Meza, Acuna; Messi, Aguero, PavonCroatia: Subasic; Vrsaljko, Lovren, Vida, Strinic; Rakitic, Badelj; Brozovic, Modric, Perisic; Mandzukic 5 Rakitic is one of Europe’s most sought-after players Dalic believes Argentina are under more pressure going into the game Team newsArgentina coach Jorge Sampaoli may abandon the 4-2-3-1 formation in favour of a 3-4-3 system.Boca Juniors winger Cristian Pavon could start his first competitive game, while Gabriel Mercado and Marcos Acuna may also earn recalls.Zlatko Dalic’s men are without Nikola Kalinic – who was sent home after refusing to come on as a substitute in their first game, citing a back problem.What are the two camps saying?Gabriel Mercado (Argentina): “This is a vital game. We need to win to go ahead of them. Mercado speaks at a press conference ahead of the game against Croatia It is understood Argentina will make some changes to this line-up Where can I stream Argentina v Croatia?The match will be live on talkSPORT. We’ll bring you commentary from 7pm.You can listen live by clicking this link – Argentina v Croatia Key playerArgentina: He may have been below par against Iceland, but Messi is still undoubtedly Argentina’s main man.He is one of the best players to have ever played the game so if anyone can dig Argentina out of their hole, it’s Messi.Croatia: Alongside Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic bossed Croatia’s first game against Nigeria.The pair will fancy themselves to dominate the midfield battle again but Rakitic may need to do more defensive duties this time around because of Argentina’s star-studded front line. “We know that Croatia has those two players in the centre (Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic) who have good control of the ball. They try to take a lead role too and they have other very good players.”Zlatko Dalic (Croatia manager)“There is no perfect way to stop Lionel Messi … he is the greatest player in the world.“But while one excellent player can make a great result, a great team does the job much better … We will go into the game a little bit more relaxed than them.” talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. 5
Jason Haughey arrives at Letterkenny District Court on crutches: Pix NewPixIrlA 22 year old man has been remanded in custody charged with trespassing at a house in Letterkenny.Jason Haughey appeared at Letterkenny District Court this morning using crutches and appearing to have serious injuries to his face. Haughey is charged with two separate incidents of trespassing at Castle Street, Letterkenny on January 23rd and also at Glencar Road, Letterkenny on February 4th.The court was told that Haughey, of 5 Rosemount, Kilmacrennan, was already on bail after being charged with assault causing harm on December 10th last.Inspector Kevin Gately told the court he was objecting to bail because Haughey had breached his previous bail conditions – to be of good behaviour.However solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client had not been proven to have broken his bail conditions.“My client and all other people in this State enjoy the presumption of being innocent until proven guilty.“Nothing has been said to deny Mr Haughey bail. IN the eyes of the law, Mr Haughey has not breached any of his bail conditions,” he said.In response, Inspector Gately said the fact that this case was before the court was evidence that Haughey was not being of good behaviour.However Judge Paul Kelly said he was satisfied Haughey should be remanded in custody.Haughey will appear in court again in Letterkenny tomorrow.* Due to legal restrictions, we are unable to allow comments on this site in an ongoing case.MAN ON TRESPASSING CHARGES APPEARS IN COURT ON CRUTCHES was last modified: February 5th, 2013 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:MAN ON TRESPASSING CHARGES APPEARS IN COURT ON CRUTCHES
Watch Live UNI 9/21/2018 – 7 p.m. Story Links Full Schedule Roster LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Drake University volleyball team rallied to win a set before ultimately falling at Kansas, 3-1, Tuesday, Sept. 18, evening.The Bulldogs dropped the non-conference match by set scores of 25-15, 25-22, 22-25, 25-20 against the Jayhawks, a team that has appeared in seven-straight NCAA Tournaments.Grace Schofield (Mundelein, Ill.) led Drake (11-3) by matching a career-high with 18 kills on 45 attempts to hit .250. Gillian Gergen (Janesville, Iowa) and Emily Plock (Altoona, Iowa) continued their strong play with 12 and 11 kills, respectively.However, Drake’s attack struggled against Kansas’ frontline as the Jayhawks registered 16 blocks and outblocked the Bulldogs, 16-5. Jada Burse had 18 kills for the victorious Jayhawks and helped the team hit .315 in the win. Drake forced a fourth set by rallying to win the third set, 25-22, and hitting .255 in the set win. Drake faced a 20-18 deficit before Schofield and Callan Holmes (Lorena, Texas) hit back-to-back kills off Paige Aspinwall (Dayton, Minn.) sets to tie the match. Aspinwall had 28 assists on the night.Schofield added another kill and a block to help the Bulldogs take the set and extend the match.Kansas rolled out to a 15-7 lead in the fourth set before the Bulldogs started clawing back and pulling within four points multiple times, including at 24-20, before the Jayhawks put away the set and match. Drake returns home to begin Missouri Valley Conference action Friday, Sept. 21, when the Bulldogs welcome in-state foe UNI to the Knapp Center. First serve is set for 7 p.m. Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats Box Score (PDF) Next Game: ESPN+ Print Friendly Version Box Score (HTML)
Donegal singer Rory Gallagher knows what he’s doing for Arthur’s Day – sweet nothing at all!Rory’s not a fan of Arthur’s Day!The Jimmy’s Winning Matches singer has recently moved to a bigger bar The Island in Lanzarote.But the Kilcar man says he hates the idea of celebrating a day drinking Guinness. He said “To celebrate Aurthur’s Day today in the island we will be doing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING as Arthur’s day is a load of shite created by Yuppies in London and Berlin to try and increase profit,” he fumed.See you for a rock shandy tonight so, Rory! RORY MAKES HIS ‘PINT’ FOR ARTHUR’S DAY was last modified: September 26th, 2013 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:arthurs dayRory GallagherThe island
A new invention by Donegal farmer and engineer James Coyle is impressing attendees at this year’s Ploughing Championships in Carlow.The ‘Quad Ramp’ by Cloghan-based JC Engineering was launched this week and is the first design of its kind for farms in Europe.Company MD and part-time farmer James Coyle developed the ‘Quad Ramp’ with support from InterTradeIreland’s FUSION programme. Quad Ramp by JC EngineeringLike many good ideas, this innovation in farming was borne out of frustration and the need to save time.James says: “The Quad Ramp is a unique product to the Irish market. It is the fastest and safest way to get around the farm. It allows farmers to enter and exit their fields without having to dismount their quad to physically open and close gates. I could see the amount of time that I was wasting every day and I wanted to speed things up. The time saving on using the Quad Ramp has been calculated at 36 hours per year.”Quad Ramp by JC EngineeringThe patented Quad Ramp is designed in a manner which means livestock cannot escape. The farmer can travel to the feeding area quickly, without having to open a gate while trying to keep livestock at bay.“Safety was an issue for us. It can be dangerous with cattle at gates, and that was on my mind too, when I thought about developing the ramp,” says James. Having an idea and bringing it to life, are two very different things, as James knows only too well. “I contacted InterTradeIreland’s FUSION programme. Through that, we had funding to work with a graduate to develop the product.“The graduate, Rodger Harkin did all the designs of the product for us. Rodger was also linked in with the Northern Regional College in Ballymena who provided academic and technical support. Without the support of InterTradeIreland’s FUSION programme, we wouldn’t have been able to develop the Quad Ramp as quickly as we did.”As for the future of the Quad Ramp, James has already secured a retailer “We have made contact and arranged for Gibson Farm Services in Donegal to stock the Quad Ramp and sell it. The plan is to further expand into the rest of Ireland and the UK after the Ploughing Championship launch.”Donegal farmer’s invention impresses at the ploughing was last modified: September 18th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:JC EngineeringPloughing Championshipsquad ramp
Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now You research your prospective clients before you call them. You research them before you actually make a sales call, too (right?). You try to learn as much as you can about them so you’re prepared when you finally with them. And there’s a lot of information available. You learn a lot.But that doesn’t mean that you are the only one doing their research in front of a sales opportunity. You are looking at your prospective client, and they are looking back. You Google them. They Google you. You check out their LinkedIn profile. They check out your LinkedIn profile.What do you want your prospective clients to find? What do you want your digital surrogate to sell them?Selling the Fact That You Are a Value CreatorYou want your digital surrogate to sell the fact that you are a value creator. You want your dream client to find a long trail demonstrating that you are a person with deep knowledge, good ideas, and the ability to help.Your digital surrogate needs to point to information and ideas that show you have that knowledge and that you know how to find good ideas. The knowledge you have can be your knowledge and the combined knowledge of all the people that work in your company. The ideas can be your ideas, as well as other people’s great ideas. Knowing where to find good ideas is a valuable skill your digital surrogate needs to possess.Your dream clients are looking for proof that you are a good investment of their time.Selling That You Can Help Produce ResultsYou also want your digital surrogate to sell the fact that you can help and that you can be trusted to deliver results. Your digital surrogate can be surrounded by references and testimonials from your past and present clients.Your LinkedIn profile is a great place for your digital surrogate to build the fact that you can be trusted to produce results. Your personal website and your company websites are also good places for your digital surrogate to sell your ability to help. Digital You can point to your ability to produce those results without being offensive and without being “me” oriented.Your dream clients want to see that you are serious about business.No, You Aren’t a Secret AgentToo many salespeople don’t have a digital surrogate at all. When a prospective client goes to look at them, they find nothing that speaks to the salesperson’s ability to create value or that they produce results. Instead they find incomplete profiles, some pitch from marketing about what the company does, and nothing personal enough to believe that the person behind the profile is in any way human.You may not be interested in social media, but social media is interested in you. You may think that it’s unfair for your prospective clients to judge you because you don’t have a presence on the social web, but they’re going to judge you nonetheless.You may not want a digital surrogate, but that choice is no longer up to you. If you’re going to succeed in sales, you are going to have to adopt the tools of the trade. These tools aren’t a substitute for the tools that came before them; they’re an addition to those tools. And just like you can’t opt out of using the telephone, you can’t opt out of using a digital surrogate.QuestionsDo you have a digital surrogate?What does your digital surrogates sell?How does your digital surrogate prove that you are a value creator and not a time waster?How does your digital surrogate prove that you produce results?If you’ve tried to opt out up until this point, what has to change for you to finally adopt some of the new tools of the trade?