Commenting, Mr Arkless said: Local MP Richard Arkless has said that the health board is simply not doing enough to deliver services to people living in the west of the region despite his repeated calls that they must change their approach. He added: Mr Arkless has written to Jeff Ace to express his frustration that once again, a patient receiving cancer treatment is being asked to travel to Dumfries for a simple procedure that has previously been carried out at the Galloway Hospital in Stranraer. Mr Arkless has suggested that as the message is failing to get through, the installation of maps on office walls would remind staff of the enormous distances ill and vulnerable people are being asked to travel for minor procedures that had previously been available in Stranraer. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn ‘Once again a constituent has come to me for help after being told that a procedure that had previously been carried out in in the Galloway Hospital, is now only available at DGRI or in the patients home in Stranraer. The situation defies logic. If a procedure is available to a patient in their own home in Stranraer, then why is it not available at the Galloway Hospital? ‘For various reasons, my constituent does not want to receive the treatment at home – that should be her choice. She should not then have to be forced to travel all the way to DGRI – there should be another option and that option should be the Galloway Hospital which is fit for purpose and conveniently located.’ ‘It is incredibly frustrating when access to care and services is made unnecessarily difficult for ill and vulnerable people for inconceivable reasons. I have written to Jeff Ace to ask him once again to consider how far people in the west are being asked to travel for cancer treatment. In an effort to keep distance at the forefront of practitioners minds, I have suggested maps be provided for office walls – I feel that there is a real lack of empathy for NHS users in the west of this region and its time things changed.’
AnnouncementsLocalNews NCCU Operational Changes by: – March 27, 2020 Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share La Salette: 255-2227, 255-2230 iv. Paul: 255-2213, 255-2215, 255-2218 The NCCU Ltd., in keeping with one of our co-operative principles, “concern for the community” and in light of the current situation with COVID 19 is revising business hours.Our concern remains the well-being of our staff and members and it is against this background, that effective March 28, 2020, the following is being implemented:Members requiring services which are not available through the CU Online Services and at the ATMs are required to schedule an appointment. Castle Bruce: 255-2264, 255-2263 We also encourage our members to utilize our digital services – CU Online Services and the use of their International Debit Card. Members who currently does not possess an ATM card NCCU Ltd will be happy to assist you in obtaining one by calling 255-2126 to schedule an appointment.NCCU is committed to assisting members through this difficult time by providing a safer way to minimize the spread of Corona virus.Members and the general public are asked to take note and be guided accordingly. To schedule an appointment or make an enquiry, please contact us by calling the respective NCCU LTD offices and Branches as follows:Head Office: 255-2172 Roseau: 255-2195 March 27, 2020. 73 Views no discussions Vieille Case: 255-2241 David’s: 255-2256 Share
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By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS The Laguna Vista City Council will consider options in furthering construction of a proposed $125,000 jogging/ walking trail at their June 14 scheduled meeting.The council is expected to determine if the City should hire an architect or seek requests for proposals in constructing the trail, according to City Manager Rolando Vela.Two years ago, the Town received a $100,000 grant from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to build a jogging/walking trail in the community, Vela said. The City’s $25,000 match will also go toward construction expenses.At a Jan. 4 special meeting, the Parks and Recreation Board took action to recommend that the trail be built at a City-owned 15 acre tract of property.For more on this story, pick up a copy of the June 9 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here. RelatedWalking Trail project out for bidsBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Bids for Laguna Vista’s new walking trail are scheduled for publication here, marking the beginning of what officials hope is the start of the construction of that long-awaited project. Bid award is anticipated on Dec. 13 at the Town Council meeting, according to…October 27, 2011In “News”City’s park plan advancesBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Major parks and trail improvements in Laguna Vista are expected with the Town’s recent hiring of a professional firm to design and develop a new $800,000 facility here. GMS Architects was selected by the City Council to develop a master plan for improvements…June 23, 2011In “News”Board tackles development planBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Laguna Vista’s Parks Board will meet Tuesday, June 28 at 6 p.m. to begin design and development of approximately $1 million worth of various community recreational areas. Discussion of a master plan for four separate parks will be discussed, including a new $800,000…June 27, 2011In “News” Share
RelatedLet the Parade be your guide during Semana Santa!Dear Readers, Semana Santa is here, and with it loads of fun. First off, Mexico’s own rock goddess, Gloria Trevi, will be on-hand Saturday at Schlitterbahn for a performance that’s sure to make this Semana Santa one to remember. The South Padre Parade will be at Gloria’s concert; after all,…April 5, 2012In “Gallery”Online Only: Game Wardens find over 900 pounds of pot on IslandSpecial to the PRESS Texas game wardens, including the Maritime Tactical Operations Group, today unearthed more than 900 pounds of marijuana that was hidden among the sand dunes of South Padre Island. While patrolling the coastline between beach access points 5 and 6, game wardens noticed heavy foot traffic leading…March 25, 2016In “News”It’s Your Business: Co-op opens popular art storeBy THERESA VASQUEZ Special to the Parade Local artists have a new place to display their artwork after the closing of the Purple Parrot in Port Isabel. The Laguna Madre Art Gallery co-op had a soft opening on Feb. 8 after a few months of planning and securing the lease…February 23, 2012In “South Padre Parade” The numbers are still rolling in, but Semana Santa 2012 was far from a bust in terms of people flocking to the Greater Laguna Madre Area. Even as early as Friday morning, traffic began to pile up on the causeway from Port Isabel. Congestion was reported throughout the week as vehicles headed toward the Island lined-up past Port Isabel High School. (Staff photo by Ray Quiroga) Share
“Penumpang itu menerobos boarding gate yang telah dijaga petugas Citilink dan petugas bandara. Sementara penerbangan QG193 bertolak menuju Jakarta dijadwalkan berangkat pukul 07.20 WITA,” kata Ranty.Kemudian baik petugas bandara maupun Citilink mengejar penumpang wanita itu yang mendekati pesawat yang tengah mundur atau push back. Untungnya petugas berhasil mengamankan dan membawanya ketempat lebih tenang. Setelah ibu tersebut tenang dan dinyatakan aman untuk terbang, pihak Citilink mengambil kebijakan dengan memberikan tiket baru kepada penumpang tersebut.“Berdasarkan pertimbangan kami dan Citilink mengeluarkan kebijakan khusus untuk itu, tiketnya kami lakukan perubahan jadwal dan re-route ke Cengkareng agar penumpang tiba di tujuan,” ujar Ranty.Sayangnya pihak Citilink tidak memberikan penjelasan dengan detail alasan pemberian tiket tersebut, hingga ibu tersebut diberangkatkan menggunakan pesawat QG683 pukul 16.40 WITA. “Saat ini penumpang telah tiba di Jakarta dengan kondisi yang baik,” tambahnya.Communication and Legal Section Head Bandara Ngurah Rai, Arie Ahsanurrohim mengatakan, wanita tersebut bersama suaminya hendak ke Jakarta menggunakan pesawat Citilink QG193 rute Denpasar-Halim Perdanakusuma. Keduanya, menurut Arie sebenarnya telah melakukan check in pada pukul 06.27 WITA sementara boarding dilakukan pada pukul 06.50 WITA. Namun, pasangan suami istri tersebut tak kunjung masuk ke pesawat hingga tiga kali dilakukan pemanggilan melalui pengeras suara.Baca juga: 9 November 2018, Citilink Terbang Perdana Dari Kertajati Menuju Kualanamu“Hingga tiga kali panggilan dan final call belum juga datang ke gate, hingga pilot in command memerintahkan door close,” ujar Arie saat dikonfirmasi.Pihak keamanan bandara dan ground operation telah memberikan penjelasan kepada wanita tersebut, tapi tetap ngotot ingin masuk ke pesawat. Padahal, saat itu pesawat sedang mundur atau push back menuju taxiway untuk proses lepas landas. “Diberikan penjelasan masih ngotot, akhirnya memaksa untuk mengejar pesawat,” tutur dia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedViral Video Penumpang Citilink ‘Kepanasan’ dan Delay 4 Jam16/01/2019In “Bandara”Disambut Water Salute, Citilink QG-132 Lakukan Penerbangan Komersial Perdana ke YIA06/05/2019In “Bandara”Layani Rute Surabaya, 8 Juni 2018 Citilink Terbang Perdana dari Bandara Kertajati24/05/2018In “Bandara” Sumber: istimewa Baru-baru ini, seorang ibu histeris karena diamankan oleh petugas bandara karena berusaha mengejar pesawat Citilink yang akan lepas landas. Kejadian ini terjadi di Bandara Internasioanl I Gusti Ngurah Rai Bali hari Minggu, 18 November 2018 kemarin.Baca juga: 50MB Kuota WiFi Gratis di Rute Domestik Citilink dan Garuda IndonesiaAwal pengamanan tersebut dimana seorang wanita menerobos masuk gerbang boarding bandara dari Denpasar dengan tujuan Halim Perdana Kusuma. Pesawat dengan nomor penerbangan QG193 tersebut dijadwalkan berangkat pukul 07.20 WITA. VP Corporate Secretary dan CSR PT Citilink Indonesia, Ranty Astari R mengatakan melalui keterangan tertulis yang diterima KabarPenumpang.com, bahwa kejadian bermula pada pukul 07.10 WITA dimana seorang penumpang terlambat masuk ke pesawat.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah and Luka Modric have been named as the three nominees for the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award.Ronaldo and Modric lifted the Champions League trophy for the third season in a row with Real Madrid, while Salah helped Liverpool to the final for the first time since 2007.Ronaldo – who has won the award three times overall including in each of the past two seasons – was once again the Champions League’s top scorer last season with 15 European goals in just 13 appearances.Salah, meanwhile, scored 44 goals across all competitions, including 11 in Europe as part of the most prolific attacking trio in Champions League history alongside Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.Modric was once again instrumental in steering Madrid to the Champions League crown for the fourth time in the past five years, and built on that display by winning the Golden Ball award at this summer’s World Cup in Russia.The winner will be announced along with the Champions League group-stage draw on August 30.
Related TopicsCavsClevelandCleveland CavaliersLebron JamesNBATyronn Lue Ashley Bastock Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation’s Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42 INDEPENDENCE, OHIO– On Thursday LeBron James confirmed that his ankle feels well enough to play in Friday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks.James missed most of the preseason after he sprained his ankle during the second day of training camp. As a result, James is understandably frustrated with his level of conditioning.“I just want to get to where I should be,” James said after practice on Thursday. “Like I said, the ankle and the foot injury just kind of kept me out and set me back further than I would like, but I got some time now along the course of these games that we got– we got two back-to-backs coming up so that’s going to help and we have some opportunity to get some practice time in as well.”LeBron talks putting in extra work o the VersaClimber and his own conditioning: “I just want to be where I should be.” pic.twitter.com/sSD1R1MQ6I— Ashley Bastock (@AshleyBastock42) October 19, 2017Prior to coming into camp, there was plenty of talk that James was in the arguably the best shape of his career. He did say it was “very” frustrating to have to get back to that point, but he should be there again in a couple of weeks as long as he has no setbacks.James played in just one preseason game, but that didn’t stop him from putting up 29 points, 16 rebounds and 9 assists in the team’s season opener against the Boston Celtics on Tuesday. It was the first time a player posted those numbers in a team’s opener, according to Elias Sports Bureau.But even after the contest, James lamented his level of conditioning. Per ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, he even put in a session on the VersaClimber Tuesday night despite playing 41 minutes. He also gathered teammates for a VersaClimber session prior to practice on Thursday.The reality of the situation remains that James is not the only member on the Cavaliers who isn’t in game shape yet. After the Boston game, head coach Tyronn Lue expressed disappointment with the team’s conditioning as a whole, and said that guys weren’t playing fast enough in the full court.“We’ve got to get in better shape,” Lue said on Tuesday. “As far as pushing ourselves, not saving ourselves. We’ve got to do a better job of playing hard six or seven minutes, you get tired, come out. Our pace was really slow. To hold a team to 41 percent shooting and they were at 36 or 37 [percent] for a while and not play with pace getting up and down the floor, that’s not good for us. We want to play fast; we want to get up and down the floor. I thought tonight we settled and played a half-court game.”It is possible that a shorter training camp has played a factor in the team not being in top condition to begin the season The league shortened preseason by about a week this year in order to eliminate four games in five nights, and to reduce the number of back-to-back games. As a result though, teams lost conditioning time before the season began on Tuesday.“Shorter training camp it does hurt you a little bit as far as conditioning,” head coach Tyronn Lue said. “When you have an older team that’s been around for a long time, you can’t really practice and condition the way you want to. It’s just going to take some time to get into shape and get in game shape. We will see how that goes, but the preseason does kind of mess with that a little bit.” When Lue first took over the team in January of 2016 after the organization fired then-head coach David Blatt, he used a similar tactic telling reporters that the team was not in shape to play the up-tempo style that he wanted.“You want to be in the best shape you can be in individually, you shouldn’t have to have a coach tell you that,” James said.“Our game fit with the type of conditioning we was in. When he took over, he wanted us to do something more. He wanted us to get the ball up across half court in four seconds so we could execute our offense. We wasn’t ready for that and it showed. We know how we want to play now and if guys are monitoring themselves, guys come in before practice, stay after practice, you guys see that all the time. Well not before but after. Not too worried about that.”More from LeBron on conditioning, the team’s style of play. pic.twitter.com/bemi0qGKHS— Ashley Bastock (@AshleyBastock42) October 19, 2017
Former Vanderbilt basketball player and Golden State Warriors center Festus Ezeli walks off the field with the NBA championship trophy at the Vanderbilt and Georgia game at Vanderbilt Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015.Vanderbilt’s week-long emphasis on gang-tackling Nick Chubb turned into too many one-on-one matchups with the Heisman Trophy candidate in a 31-14 loss to Georgia Saturday.Chubb rushed for 189 yards on 19 carries (9.9 average), as the Commodores struggled to get multiple defenders to the ball-carrier.“It’s hard to bring Nick Chubb down with one guy,” coach Derek Mason said. “Whenever you are trying to tackle a guy of his caliber one-on-one, he wins most of those matches.”Chubb reached 100 yards rushing for the 10th straight game, the second-longest active streak in FBS. His last sub-100 yard game was against Vanderbilt last October when he rushed for 78 yards backing up Todd Gurley.“With a guy like that, you want to get two, three, four guys to bring him down,” safety Andrew Williamson said.Vanderbilt’s most valuable play on Chubb came in desperation. He looked to be headed for a 91-yard TD run in the first quarter until cornerback Tre Herndon chased him down just enough to push the tailback’s foot out of bounds at the 23.Herndon’s shove accounted for a seven-point swing, as Georgia’s drive stalled and led to a missed field goal.Vanderbilt’s interceptions cost it vs. GeorgiaFreshman on line: True freshman Justin Skule played much of the game at right tackle, replacing ineffective Blake Fromang in the first quarter.Mason said Skule did a better job handling Georgia’s pass rush, but he said game film would determine the starter.“We just needed a change-up,” Mason said. “We felt like Johnny (McCrary) didn’t have an opportunity to set his feet and throw. We went with Justin, and he seemed to handle the pressure well.”Scoreless start, barely: Vanderbilt failed to score in the first quarter for the ninth time in the last 14 games, including both games this season.The Commodores nearly ended that drought, but Tommy Openshaw’s 47-yard field goal came on the second play of the second quarter. Vanderbilt has been outscored 106-31 in the first quarter the past two seasons.Mistakes mount, Commodores crumble againRed crowd: Among the announced crowd of 37,185, at least half appeared to be Georgia fans. Nevertheless, the number was slightly above the Commodores’ average of 36,022 in their previous 10 SEC openers at Vanderbilt Stadium, which has a capacity of 40,550.Last year’s SEC opener drew 43,260 against Ole Miss, but it was at Nissan Stadium. The first SEC game at Vanderbilt Stadium in 2014 brought a crowd of 34,441 against South Carolina.Real NBA trophy: Former Vanderbilt basketball star and Golden State Warriors center Festus Ezeli brought the Larry O’Brien NBA championship trophy with him to the SEC Nation set Saturday morning. But in East Lansing, Mich., Warriors teammate Draymond Green brought an identical trophy to the ESPN College Gameday set.It turns out there are two trophies. Ezeli brought the trophy the Warriors earned and own to Nashville, according to Massimo Degaudenzi, Golden State’s assistant for corporate communications who escorted the hardware. Degaudenzi said the one Green had was a replica trophy the NBA office uses for public events.Briefly: Vanderbilt sophomore nickel back Emmanuel Smith did not dress out. Arnold Tarpley started in his place … Ralph Webb had a career-high seven receptions for 57 yards … Linebacker Nigel Bowden, Vanderbilt’s top tackler last season, got his first four tackles of 2015 … The game dragged on for three hours, 42 minutes. 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RUGBY LEAGUE Roosters coach Trent Robinson singled out winger Daniel Tupou as making the play of the match in preventing Wests Tigers winger Corey Thompson from scoring the match-winner in the north-east corner of Allianz Stadium yesterday. Had Thompson been able to get the ball over the line in the 78th minute it would have completed a stunning Wests Tigers comeback. But Tupou swooped and rolled Thompson off balance to save the day. The full-time hooter sounded for Roosters to grab the 16-14 win. “That was probably THE play defensively for us,” Robinson said post-match. “Toops finishes those tries. He’s known for that catching and finishing of tries. But he’s a very good back-field carrier and defensive winger as well. “And he had to be on that play. There was [only] inches in that play and he had to have his techniques about him to roll him (Thompson) over and he did. “That was a huge play for us.” It also made a remarkable 80 minutes for Tupou in his first game back after tearing his pectoral muscle in round two. Roosters fullback Blake Ferguson also received praise from Robinson despite a flurry of ball-handling mistakes in the first half. It was Ferguson who on the other side of Allianz Stadium made a second try-saving cover tackle, this time on centre Mahe Fonua. “He had some moments, Fergs. But that’s Fergs,” Robinson said with a wry smile. “But he keeps turning up and playing like he has all year. One thing is that he organised our line very well,” he said, adding that the Wests Tigers organised their attack a little differently than in past weeks. “And Fergo had to organise on the run based on that. And that was a really a credit to him and his footy nous.” Ferguson was startling in attack too – he made 24 runs for 223 metres, had a line break, a line-break assist, a try assist and kicked two from two goals. Robinson said Ferguson, plus players like Jake Friend and Luke Keary, were disappointed not to have made respective State of Origin teams. “They were pretty close but I don’t think we’ve put ourselves in the position enough to demand that players we think should play were in there,” he said. However, defence of the calibre produced by Ferguson and Tupou was complemented by forwards like Friend (42 tackles), Victor Radley (42) and Nat Butcher (39). “Gutsy defence. It was what kept us in the game and got us home. “I was really proud of the guys because there were enough opportunities to lose the game, and we didn’t. We kept fighting; we kept holding on and that showed good backbone,” Robinson said. The scrambling defence by the Roosters over the last set by the Tigers drove home that point. “There was people moving let, right and centre trying to shut down the play, trying to stop that moment rather than sitting and waiting,” Robinson said. “That’s the difference when you see confidence in teams in wanting those moments. That was an enormous sign for us as coaches.”