Twitter 30 patients awaiting admission at Letterkenny University Hospital Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Facebook Twitter Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan News There were 30 patients awaiting admission at Letterkenny University Hospital this morning, 17 of them on Emergency Department trolleys. That’s two less than yesterday’s figure of 32.Today’s was the joint second highest figure in the country this morning according to the INMO, along with Cork and South Tipperary.Limerick University Hospital had the highest figure with 46.Nationally, there were 384 people awaiting admission at hospitals across the country this morning. WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest By News Highland – August 16, 2017 Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleDerry detectives investigate arson with intent to endanger lifeNext articleSecurity alert underway in Derry News Highland
Oceanographers at Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences have teamed up with Nortek, and Partrac, to study ocean turbulence with the aim of reducing the costs associated with tidal energy devices.Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences are launching a project to study tidal turbulence at the Menai Strait in Wales, after having been awarded two grants totaling £230,000.The tidal turbulence project will be executed as two related projects, with the first focusing on the collection of novel turbulence data in Menai Strait and further offshore to the North-West of Anglesey.The project’s goal is to further develop the expertise in acoustic and optical observation techniques pioneered at Bangor University.The second project will focus on advancing the measurement of turbulence in energetic tidal flows, with researchers also working in the natural laboratory of the Menai Strait.Martin Austin from Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences, said: “The shallow seas around the UK represent one of the best tidal energy resources globally, accounting for some 10% of the global total. In consequence, the tidal energy industry is an emerging and steadily growing sector of the UK economy.”This team of specialists will set out to improve the assessment of risks associated with turbulence, and by doing so, help reduce development costs, leading to cheaper energy from the tides.The oceanographic instrument manufacturer, Nortek, said the findings from the project will be integrated into its innovative product development.The grants for the projects were awarded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships (KESS2).
Ben Simmons (25) dribbles on the perimeter during the McDonalds High School All American Game at the United Center.BATON ROUGE – Apparently, the no-interview rule for freshmen football players at LSU has been punted for basketball.“I think we’ll win the national championship,” LSU freshman guard Antonio Blakeney of Orlando, Florida, said Wednesday during a press gathering for some of the Tigers’ new players.Blakeney said the above when asked how far he thought LSU could go in the 2015-16 season with the likes of freshman forward Ben Simmons — the consensus No. 1 high school player in America out of Montverde, Florida — and Blakeney himself, the No. 13 overall prospect in the nation by Rivals.com.LSU’s versatile Ben Simmons has a natural position: StarWhen asked if what he meant was that LSU would be in the national championship “mix,” this season, Blakeney would have none of it. He was not going to qualify his statement.“I think we’re going to win the national championship,” he said.After discussing the blossoming talent of the 6-foot-10 Simmons, who is projected as the No. 1 NBA Draft pick next summer, along with LSU’s other newcomers as well as several key returnees from an NCAA Tournament team last season, Blakeney asked, “Why would I not say we’re going to win the national championship?” Practicing against pros Blakeney and Simmons, who is not expected to play more than one season at LSU, were the only incoming freshmen in the land invited to the inaugural Nike Basketball Academy in Santa Monica, California, where they played against the likes of NBA stars LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, James Harden, Kobe Bryant and New Orleans Pelican Anthony Davis, whom Simmons held his own against. Some of the top veteran college players were also there, including guard Kris Dunn of Providence and forward Georges Niang of Iowa State.“It was great,” Simmons said of the Nike Academy. “We got to go against NBA guys, so it was a great experience.”Simmons did not make as bold a statement as Blakeney, but he was not bashful.“I always feel like I can play against anybody. It doesn’t matter who it is — LeBron, Kobe,” he said. “I feel like personally I’m always going to give it my best.”He is not concerned about any “adjustment” to the college game either. “No, I’ve been to the Nike camp, and I’ve seen all the other college guys,” he said. “So, I think I’m going to fit in well. I don’t think there’s going to be a really big adjustment. I showed at the Nike camp that I could guard the five man (Davis) down low. I think physically, I’m strong enough to guard anybody.”He said the best player he faced at the Nike Academy was LeBron James, and two of his favorite former players are Scottie Pippen and Magic Johnson. But neither are models for his game.“I never really modeled my game after anybody,” he said. “I take little parts of everybody’s game and try to put it into mine.”LSU hoops season not anticipated like this in decadesSimmons, who grew up in Melbourne, Australia, takes a lot of his game from the pass-heavy European style. He is at LSU because of his father Dave Simmons’ friendship with LSU assistant coach David Patrick. Both the elder Simmons and Patrick played professional basketball in Australia and have remained friends. LSU will tour Simmons’ homeland of Australia next month playing a series of exhibition games.Simmons, who averaged 28 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 2.6 steals a game for Montverde Academy last season while shooting 70.7 percent with 24 double-doubles, also does not fit his game to one position. Simmons a point forward “I see myself as a point forward,” he said. “That’s if I get a rebound, I take it down the court, run a play or facilitate the other guys. I’m more of a point guard. Because of my height, it doesn’t look like it. So I guess I kind of have to show everybody I can bring it up. I don’t have one set position. I’m one through five. Me being 6-1, I’m just a player. I don’t try and put myself in one position because that limits yourself. I really don’t have a spot where I play. I play anywhere.”And LSU coach Johnny Jones is fine with that.“If he was a point forward, position-less guy who handled the ball and was trying to create opportunities for himself all the time, then you have a problem,” he said. “But he’s not like that. He has a high basketball IQ, and so the last thing you want to do is try to put too many limitations on a guy who doesn’t need it. The last thing you want to do is handcuff a player who can do so many things.”Selfish play is not one of the things Simmons does on the court. Previous coaches have had to tell him to stop passing the ball.“That’s just not me,” he said. “It’s just the way I was raised. I play a European style of play. I like to pass (pronounced “poss”) the ball around and see guys score. So Antonio being able to be a shooter on the perimeter and everyone having to guard him out there, as soon as I drive, somebody has to help. So it’s easy for me to dish out there.”Simmons was asked the same question as Blakeney concerning how far the Tigers can go in the 2015-16 season, but he basically passed off.“We’re trying to make a future here, and now it’s our time and hopefully we can do that,” he said. “We have a lot of experienced guys, and they’re going to teach the freshmen a lot. I think we all have got to buy in and chip in, and we’ll be fine.” LSU LOSES TRELOAR Former Phoenix Suns director of player personnel John Treloar will not be coming to LSU as an assistant coach after all, LSU head coach Johnny Jones said Wednesday. Treloar, who was an LSU assistant on the Tigers’ Final Four team in 2006 under then-coach John Brady, had agreed to come to LSU as an assistant coach last April after the NBA Draft with the Suns. But he has since changed his mind and is interested in another NBA job.
Auto (360p) About Connatix V56490 720p HD 360p 1/1 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 1080p HD In the fifth inning, Jorge Polanco hit a two-run home run. C.J. Cron added a solo home run in the sixth to cut Minnesota’s deficit down to 8-5. Cody Stashak gave up two more runs to the Tigers in the bottom of the sixth before leaving the game.The Twins hit two more solo home runs in an effort to rally late, one from Nelson Cruz in the eighth and another from Garver in the ninth. It was not enough to pass the Tigers, and the Twins fell 10-7.Minnesota now holds the MLB record for most home runs hit in a single season with 268, a number they will likely extend before the end of the season.The Twins fall to 83-52. They play game three in Detroit on Sunday. Pre-game starts at 11:00 a.m. on AM 1240 and 95.3 FM WJON. Six home runs hit in six different innings was enough for the Minnesota Twins to make history, but not enough to topple the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.The Twins had the early lead thanks to a lead-off home run from Mitch Garver. The Tigers scored a run of their own in the bottom of the first to tie up the game. Max Kepler hit one out of the park in the second to reclaim the Minnesota lead 2-1.Pitching woes continued for the Twins. Martin Perez threw four strikeouts and nine hits, giving up seven runs to Detroit in the third inning. About Connatix V56490
Texas A&M’s rivalry game against No. 8 LSU was one for the ages as the Aggies found a way to top the Tigers in the highest scoring game in FBS history. Both teams put up some crazy stats because the game lasted as long as it did. LSU finished with 521 total yards, while A&M finished with 496. Joe Burrow had 270 yards and three touchdowns (not including three rushing), while Kellen Mond had six passing touchdowns and one rushing.But the even crazier facts come with how historic the game was. Here are six crazy facts from the Aggies thrilling victory: The seven-overtime game tied the NCAA record for most overtimes in an FBS game. But It was the first game with as many overtimes that included a ranked team.The 146 combined points are the most in an FBS game in NCAA history and the second-most in college football history behind the 161 points Abilene Christian and West Texas A&M scored in Abilene Christian’s 93-68 win in 2008, according to ESPN. The previous record of 139 points was set in Western Michigan’s 71-68 win against Buffalo a year ago, also in overtime.The 74 points LSU allowed are the most ever given up by a ranked team, eclipsing the 73 No. 24 Fresno State gave up to Northern Illinois on Oct. 6, 1990. It was the first game in the AP poll era in which both teams scored 70 points, according to ESPN Stats & Information. The Aggie’s 24 points are more points than Texas A&M’s basketball team has scored in 4 of 6 games this season.The Tigers had scored a combined 79 points in their previous four SEC games. The Aggies won 74-72 after seven overtimes in a hard fought battle and it was certainly heartbreaker for LSU as there was some controversy down the stretch.
IPGC Golf from The Tara CourtSunday, June 11, Green Valley – MedalWe had what was our smallest group ever out here for our monthly medal at Green Valley, due in no small part to the condition of the course where now even people who are members do not think it is worth playing, and now that they have cored and sanded the greens it is even less attractive to play.Kevin O’Sullivan.Not great scoring, probably as putting was a lottery, and Kevin O’Sullivan came out the winner with a net seventy five. Joe Peters was playing his last game before going over to Ireland for a few months and today he came second, also with a net seventy five but losing the count back to Kevin. We also had two more players on the same score and on the count back Don Everett came third and Peter Henshaw fourth. 1st Kevin O’Sullivan (14) net 752nd Joe Peters (22) net 753rd Don Everett (22) net 754th Peter Henshaw (23) net 75Tuesday, June 13, Eastern Star – Stableford1st John Carlin (17) 37pts2nd Jerry Sweetnam (9) 35pts3rd Jon Batty (6) 33pts4th Kevin Blake (7) 32ptsWe had four groups out here at Eastern Star, which is not too bad for this time of year. We found the course in reasonable condition and although the greens had recently been cored and sanded, but they were ok. It is excellent value for money at the moment and well worth playing.John Carlin.John Carlin certainly likes this course and he was the winner today with thirty seven points. Jerry Sweetnam again also played well on what he probably regards as his home track and came second with thirty five points. Jon Batty took the third place with thirty three and Kevin Blake was fourth on thirty two.Thursday, June 15, Burapha – StablefordBlue Tees1st Gerry Hannan (12) 37pts2nd Jerry Sweetnam (9) 35pts3rd Jon Batty (6) 34ptsWhite Tees1st Stephen Doyle (12) 38pts2nd Russell Gilroy (19) 37pts3rd Andy Featherstone (6) 36ptsStephen Doyle.We were back here again today for our usual Thursday game at Burapha on another beautiful day for golf. We played the A and B courses and as usual gave our players a choice of tees, blue or white and we had some very good scores off both.Gerry Hannan was the winner off the blue tees with thirty seven points, which at 6,800 yards is an excellent score. Jerry Sweetnam was again steady and came second with thirty five points and Jon Batty came third with thirty four.Off the white tees, Stephen Doyle had the best score of the day and was the winner with thirty eight points, which included a birdie ‘2’. Russell Gilroy also beat his handicap and came second with thirty seven and this also included a ‘2’. Andy Featherstone took the third place with thirty six points.
Golf from Tropical Golf Group Tuesday, Oct. 4, Khao Kheow – StablefordThose who play here regularly know this is a quality course, and also a really difficult one. The test today was the C & A nines and in fine weather we teed off and looked forward to another good day out.Landis Brooks (right) with John Pierrel.The fairways were great, if a little soft and the ball occasionally picked up a little mud, but the rough was really difficult and once you were in it you had to give it the greatest respect. The greens also played well, perhaps a little slow due to some damp in them but still more than reasonable. We zoomed around until the 12th hole where we came up behind ‘drive you mad’ 5-ball, and as per last month they did not let us through. It really is sad when this happens. I think enough said.Round over it was back to BJ’s and into the results. In the A Flight, 0 to 18, the winner was Werner Schwartz with 38 points on count back over Tommy Marshall in second and in third was John Pierrel with 37 points on count back over Gerd Riedler.In the B Flight the winner was Dick Warberg with 37 points ahead of a count back on 34 points that saw Patrice Poussier in second and Derek Brook third.Near Pins: Gerd Riedler, Patrick Poussier, Landis Brooks, Jim Ferris.Friday, Oct. 7, Silky Oak – StablefordSilky Oak is becoming a regular stop on the Tropical Golfers tour – is there any course with better scenery in the area? Arriving at the big facility, check-in was smooth and most golfers spent some time on the putting green before the long ride out to the first tee. And what a first tee it is! Ok folks, it’s not really a long carry, but for the first swing of the day it can be unnerving, and a few balls were put into retirement in front of a crowd. Look to buy them at the pro shop next time out!Silky Oak was in good condition – the fairways excellent and greens well covered, but a few complained the greens were a bit bumpy, probably from coring a couple months back. The weather, which started out hot, turned mild and was the best we’ve had for a long time. Despite all the water holes, Silky is famous for generating good scores, and today was no exception.In first place Landis Brooks showed everyone he hasn’t lost his touch after an extended trip to England by earning 40 points off his enviable 8-handicap. John Pierrel (H/cap 16) was a point back with 39, and Dick Warberg (20) kept up his recent good form with 38 points, and deserving to win the count-back over Brian Parish with a 70-foot birdie putt on 18.Near Pins: Anders Pedersen, Barry Elphick, Peter Bailey, Landis Brooks, Don Carmody.