Young man slashed with broken glass in Letterkenny attack

first_imgGardaí are appealing for witnesses after a young man sustained cut injuries in an altercation on Market Square Letterkenny. The incident occurred at around 12.30am in the early hours of Friday morning.A young man became involved in an altercation with another youth. He received cuts to his arms in the attack, which gardaí believe were caused by a broken bottle. Gardaí are investigating the assault and appealing to anyone who has any information on the matter to please contact Gardaí on 074-9167100 or the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111. Young man slashed with broken glass in Letterkenny attack was last modified: July 11th, 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)last_img read more

African skills are poached: Manuel

first_img23 October 2007Africa and the rest of the developing world has become the training ground for developed nations in areas such as engineering, teaching, health services and the financial sector, Finance Minister Trevor Manuel told delegates attending an Institute of International Finance event in Washington DC.Manuel told the audience attending the institute’s 25th anniversary celebration held in the American capital on Sunday that he believed globalisation and growth had accentuated shortages of engineers, doctors and other skilled artisans.“From the perspective of the South it seems that developed Western countries, who in their quest to save and minimise costs and maximise returns, are producing too few engineers, doctors and nurses to even meet their own demands,” he said.“And so the developed world plunders developing countries for the skills that they have failed to create, and makes it more difficult or impossible for developing countries to reduce poverty and attain their development goals.”He said developing countries had emerged in recent years as the biggest suppliers of qualified professionals to industrialised countries as a whole, adding that he developing countries had to carry the costs of training skilled workers with “not a penny” in contribution from developed countries.During the mid 1990s, there were more than a million and a half skilled expatriates from the developing countries in Western Europe, the United States, Japan and Canada.Pursuit of higher wagesThese migrant professionals who leave the countries of origin in pursuit of higher wages in the developed world contribute significantly to larger disparities between rich and poor countries.“Africa with its shortages of manpower, was the biggest loser, having lost 60 000 professionals between 1985 and 1990 at an average of 20 000 annually until the mid-1990s. On average 10.4% of skilled migration is from Africa,’ he said.Migration from developing countries has enormous implications for them, as their growth potential and service delivery suffers significantly as a result, leading to more poverty and unemployment.Manuel said while there are a variety of reasons for migration of many professionals, ultimately the higher rate of remuneration was the main driver behind such movement.In terms of the migration of African health-care workers to advanced economies, there is an estimated shortage of 820 000 doctors, nurses and other health workers on the continent.“In South Africa we have 393 nurses and 74 doctors per 100 000 people, compared with 901 nurses and 247 doctors per 10 000 people in the US,” he explained.He said challenges persist for national education and training systems, and it has become clear that better international coordination is needed in addressing the international skills shortage.“We know that in South Africa, for example, we are not making sufficient progress in maths and science in our schools, and we need to find ways of using technology and making better teaching methods if we are going to meet this critical need [of skills] effectively,” he said.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

a month agoCrystal Palace midfielder Kouyate baffled by Wolves draw

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Crystal Palace midfielder Kouyate baffled by Wolves drawby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace midfielder Cheikou Kouyate was lost for words after Sunday’s draw with Wolves.Palace were punished for not extending their 1-0 lead when Diogo Jota equalised five minutes into stoppage time.He said: “Sometimes we cannot score for 2-0 or 3-0. The goal came from nowhere. They crossed the ball. We don’t understand. It’s very, very hard today to lose.”Today we are very disappointed because we worked hard, dominated the second half. “Maybe we win this game two or three to zero but in the end we take one goal. It’s very, very hard to lose. What can we do? The game is finished, our focus is on the next one.” last_img read more

Reddit’s ‘Most Popular College Football Team In Every State’ Is Rather Inaccurate

first_imgA map of the most popular teams on Reddit.reddit most popular football teamThe folks over at Reddit often put together some pretty cool maps that show college football fandom across the country. But the latest graphic will leave you scratching your head just a bit.The below photo shows the most popular college football team that plays in each state. The problem? Anyone could vote – not just people who live in that state.As a result, we have UAB beating out both Alabama and Auburn as the most popular team in the state of Alabama. And Georgia Tech beating out Georgia in Georgia. Check it out: We’re not sure what we learned here – but we’re ready for college football season nonetheless.last_img read more

Womens Basketball Ohio State falls to Washington 6959 on the road

Ohio State freshman forward Dorka Juhasz shoots a jumper in practice. Credit: Daniel McNatt | Lantern ReporterThe Ohio State women’s basketball team traveled to Seattle and was handed its third loss of the season, falling to Washington  69-59 on Wednesday night.Washington junior guard Amber Melgoza led the team with 28 points on 50 percent shooting from the field, one point short of her season high. Melgoza connected on each of her eight free throw attempts in Wednesday’s win, recording six in the first half. “She’s a great player,” Ohio State head coach Kevin McGuff said. “Every time we made a mistake against her she made us pay. You can’t do that against somebody as good as her.”Washington was up by as many as 10 points in the first half despite shooting a worse field goal percentage than Ohio State, 35 percent to 43 percent respectively and left at halftime with a six-point lead. Despite shooting 41.67 percent from the field in the second half, outscoring Washington 37-33, the Buckeyes could not overcome the first half deficit, connecting on 21.1 percent of 3-point shots, including one of nine in the first half.  One of the main problems that has consistently plagued Ohio State this season was a factor against the Huskies, turning the ball over a season-high 21 times, killing the momentum on numerous occasions. Ohio State redshirt senior guard Najah Queenland scored eight points off the bench, making four of her five attempts from the field. Freshman forward Dorka Juhasz scored 11 points, but failed to reach a double-double in the game for just the second time this season, finishing with six rebounds. Redshirt senior forward Makayla Waterman also scored 11 points and notched seven rebounds but recorded four turnovers, tied for the team lead with redshirt senior guard Carmen Grande. Waterman said one of the main focuses going into the game was communication and said it was something that was lacking during the loss to the Huskies. “Just from the beginning of the game we weren’t talking, we weren’t communicating, we just weren’t really ready,” Waterman said. “There’s too many fifth years on the team to be like that. I think coach McGuff really tried to emphasize communicating with each other and we weren’t doing that and I think that’s what lead to a lot of our turnovers.”Ohio State will be back in Columbus on Dec. 16 to face the Florida Gators at 1 p.m. Updated at 11 a.m. with quotes from Kevin McGuff and Makayla Waterman. read more