first_imgAnother historic shop on Letterkenny’s Main Street has been forced to close.Classic Casuals has been trading as a men’s clothing out for more than two decades.Before that the shop was known as the Prefect Tailor. Owner Sean Foody was a hugely well-known and respected businessman during that time.This week members of the public reacted with shock and regret at the news of the closure which took place on Saturday last.“It’s just another sign of the times. People aren’t spending money on clothes anymore but it seems so unfair.“Sean and the lads in Classic Casuals were always a pleasure to deal with. They went that extra yard to look after their customers. “They would always be pleasant when you needed anything special,” said a customer. ANOTHER FAMOUS SHOP FORCED TO CLOSE ITS DOORS was last modified: April 24th, 2012 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:Classic Casualsletterkennylast_img read more

Anger over HSE decision to scale back respite services at Sea View House

first_imgDonegal TD Pearse Doherty had hit out at government ‘penny-pinching’ which is limiting respite services at Sea View House in Mountcharles.Services are provided five days a week (Mon-Fri) since the RehabCare Group took over responsibility for the facility.It has now been revealed that the HSE received tenders from six separate service providers, all for a 7 day service. A parliamentary response issued to Doherty TD showed that six outside service providers had made bids to provide respite care at Sea View. All bar one had submitted tenders for both a five day service and a seven day service, while one bidder tendered for a seven day service only.Pearse Doherty has hit out at the HSE’s decision to opt for a scaled-back plan.“The document also reveals that under the seven-day option, the service would have delivered 1,344 bed nights for adults and children with a range of support needs, and during weekends and holiday periods would have operated on a 24 hour basis,” Deputy Doherty said.“Yet, the five-day plan which is what has been awarded by the HSE only commits the operator to provide 1,000 bed nights for patients while there is no provision made whatsoever for holiday times or weekends.” Deputy Doherty says the people of Donegal deserve better.He said: “This is one of the clearest demonstrations I’ve ever come across of shameful penny-pinching by the Government and HSE.“By choosing to award a five day contract with no weekend cover they have effectively told those requiring respite support in the south of the county that services are only available between Mondays and Fridays and that they should not make any plans to take a rest or have a break away from looking after their sick loved ones outside of that.“Everyone knows that parents of sick children in particular are most likely to need and avail of respite services whenever their children are off school such as at weekends or during school holidays, yet this will not be an option for them now owing to this decision.“Everyone appreciates and understands that the HSE must keep costs in mind and must operate within budget however Government has repeatedly and deliberately chosen to starve the health service of cash while prioritising tax cuts for the wealthy and allowing the cost of state capital and other projects to overrun with zero to little oversight. “The people of Donegal deserve better than this: they deserve access to health services which are fit for purpose and which meet the needs of some of our most vulnerable in society, yet they are being failed time and time again by this Fine Gael government.“This situation is not good enough and I will continue to highlight this injustice with the Minister and the HSE at every available opportunity in advance of respite services being transferred over to the new operator in the Autumn.”Anger over HSE decision to scale back respite services at Sea View House was last modified: June 28th, 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

Bucks’ Sterling Brown arrested, tased over parking spat

first_imgMOST READ Brown, who is averaging 3.5 points per game and 1.8 rebounds this season, has received more minutes over the last couple weeks including two straight starts.“That’s working hard and the results are going to show. I’ve been getting more minutes and I’ve been taking advantage of that,” Brown said. “I don’t expect (anything) to change.” LeBron won’t tell All-Star order, jokes Westbrook last pick Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting LATEST STORIES Milwaukee Bucks’ Sterling Brown (23) chases down a loose ball during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)MILWAUKEE — Police officers used a stun gun on Milwaukee Bucks rookie guard Sterling Brown and arrested the 22-year-old Friday after a confrontation at a Walgreens parking lot.Police Sgt. Timothy Gauerke says the department is investigating what happened and the officers’ use of force.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Read Nextcenter_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gauerke says officers contacted a man after seeing a vehicle parked across two handicapped parking spots while doing a business check at about 2 a.m. Gauerke did not say what led to the officers’ use of force and it wasn’t immediately known whether Brown was cited for anything.“It’s a personal issue I’m dealing with right now. I know it’s being handled. I’d appreciate it if you all respect that right now,” Brown told reporters before the Bucks’ home game Friday night against Brooklyn.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBrown had what appeared to be a bruise and scratches on the right side of his face.Asked if there could be any discipline for Brown from the team or NBA, coach Joe Prunty said “I truly believe. We support him in this. We believe it will be resolved quickly. We’ll move forward from it.” John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

Schalke confirm Ozil interest

first_imgTransfers Schalke chairman confirms interest in re-signing Ozil Nino Duit Last updated 1 year ago 06:25 11/21/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Mesut Ozil, Arsenal Getty Transfers Arsenal Schalke 04 Bundesliga Premier League Mesut Özil The midfielder made his professional debut at the Bundesliga side, who are eager to bring him back to the club in the future Schalke chairman Clemens Tonnies is hoping Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil will return to the club in the future.The Germany international’s contract at the Emirates Stadium expires next summer and his future remains uncertain.Ozil 21/10 to score v Burnley Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Ozil has recently been linked with a potential January transfer to Barcelona or Manchester United, and now his former team Schalke are showing an interest, even if they accept a deal in the short term is unlikely.“I can imagine a return quite well,” Tonnies told Kicker. “If there would be a possibility we would think about it.”His return would be a nice story. But it won’t happen next summer.”Ozil arrived at Schalke in 2005 aged 16 and made his first-team debut a year later before leaving in 2008 to join Werder Bremen.After a three-year stint with Real Madrid, Arsenal signed Ozil in 2013 for £42 million.He produced an inspired display in the 2-0 derby win over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday and afterwards Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger praised Ozil for his defensive effort and insisted his playmaker wants to stay in North London.“The quality of the contract has to be good, I’m convinced they love the club, they love the team,” Wenger said about Ozil and team-mate Alexis Sanchez.”I believe they want to stay but other top clubs are out there, who offer good contracts as well.”last_img read more