First COVID-19 Deaths Reported in Dumfries and Galloway

first_img“Sadly, we are expecting the number of deaths due to COVID-19 to increase significantly over the coming days and weeks. Commenting on the situation, NHS Dumfries and Galloway Chief Executive Jeff Ace said: “Our thoughts are very much with the families and friends of those who have died. dghsp AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInIt is with great sadness that NHS Dumfries and Galloway can confirm that the region has experienced its first deaths resulting from the COVID-19 virus. Due to the small number, we are not sharing any further details of these individuals in the interests of respecting their right to confidentiality. “The public can play their part too. By staying at home, you will limit the spread of the virus and help us save lives.” “Please be assured that the region’s Health and Social Care staff, together with a range of partner organisations, are working to ensure that we do everything we can to reduce the impact of COVID-19 in our communities.last_img read more

Public service day 2014 officially launched

first_img Sharing is caring! LocalNews Public service day 2014 officially launched by: – June 25, 2014 Tweet Share 20 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Public Service day 2014 has been officially launched and will be observed on the 5th of December 2014 under the theme ‘An Efficient Service A Sustainable Future’. Several activities have been planned leading up to the December 5th event which includes, discussions on various topics, hikes, an award ceremony a church service among others.Administrative officer Carrie Baron, who gave an overview of Public Service Day 2014, said the major objective of the event is to recognise and reward excellence in service delivery and the performance of duties. “It also focuses on encouraging socialization among current officers and recognizing the tremendous efforts of retired officers to nation building,” she said.Public Service Day is also about educating officers on topics for interest. To this end, during the month of July, a series of talks and show cases have been planned. Topics will range from retirement health benefits to occupational health and safety.All public servants are encouraged to participate in the activities planned in observance of the day.Secretary to Cabinet Steve Ferrol who spoke at the ceremony said while the public service sector has been under constant scrutiny, “this scrutiny under the nation at large has been a welcomed checking balance that we in the public service over the years has converted into a form of positive energy that has propelled and strengthen our resolve to persevere and perform credibly in good times and in bad times”. He further stated that, the public service truly depicts sustainability, resilience and hard work.“We together with other Dominicans have built this country several times over within the last three decades who has passed on”.He urged all public servants to continue to work hard as we continue to build our country.Mr Ferrol also held a moment of silence in memory of public servants who have passed on. Dominica Vibes News Sharelast_img read more

Fernandes explains decision to give Park a two-year deal

first_imgQPR chairman Tony Fernandes has explained the decision not to sign Park Ji-sung on a longer-term contract.The South Korean, who recently arrived from Manchester United, agreed a two-year deal at Loftus Road, but Fernandes believes Park will be at the club beyond 2014.He said: “It was something we discussed. It’s a big step for Ji to move from such a big club, so let’s all get comfortable with each other.AdChoices广告“We’re confident that with our ambitions for the future he will enjoy it here and be with us for longer.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Canning sympathises with rookie referee after dramatic end

first_imgCanning said: “I don’t think it was his (the referee’s) best game, and I don’t like to criticise referees. “It is a difficult job and they get one time to see things and it is a hard, hard job they have to go and do. They will have bad days, just like managers will make decisions where we can be right and we can be wrong. “You can see with that confrontation at the end how much this match meant to both teams. They both understood the importance of the game.“It looks like handbags and it’s one of these things in football when two players square up it seems to be everybody else from both teams wants to get involved and protect their own player. Hamilton Accies manager Martin Canning felt sympathy for rookie referee Gavin Duncan after ugly scenes marred the thrilling 3-2 home win over Ross County. A dramatic final six minutes at New Douglas Park saw three goals and two red cards, and referee Duncan – in his first Scottish Premiership match – was joined by the linesmen and stewards on the pitch as they looked to pull players apart. Players from both teams charged over after a tussle between County’s Kenny van der Weg and Accies’ Ioannis Skondras with several trading blows. Skondras was shown a straight red card minutes after County’s Michael Gardyne walked for a second bookable offence. “And that is part of the game. It should not be part of the game, but it is. “Throughout the course of the game the guy (Van der Weg) was giving him (Skondras) a bit of stick and they were giving it back and forward. “Obviously at the end of the game they came together and I think Van der Weg comes from nowhere… and just pushes Skondras out the road and he has taken exception to it. “Then everyone gets involved in it, and it just becomes a mess. “I think he (Van der Weg) was lucky to stay on the pitch. I don’t know why he gets involved. “Ioannis and the other player were just going to part ways… and Ioannis was the one who got sent off. He comes across as a competitive and combative wee guy, but he is actually a lovely wee guy when you get to know him.”last_img read more

Vancouver man sentenced in brickthrowing incident

first_imgA Vancouver man who hurled bricks through windows in the Heights neighborhood was sentenced Thursday to 15 months in prison.Dadakis Sharry, 19, pleaded guilty in Clark County Superior Court to attempted second-degree assault, three counts of third-degree assault and first-degree malicious mischief stemming from the July 19 incident.Vancouver police responded at about 8 p.m. to the 8300 block of MacArthur Boulevard for a reported disturbance, where a man, later identified as Sharry, was throwing bricks at homes and vehicles. Sharry reportedly became angry for an unknown reason and began throwing several large landscaping bricks through the front and side windows of a home, according to an affidavit of probable cause.Several people were inside, including two children, and everyone was sitting on or around a couch near the window, the affidavit states. The occupants moved out of the way before being struck, but sustained minor scratches and cuts from broken glass.Police said there was significant damage to the house and at least three vehicles outside. The total damage was estimated at more than $5,000, court records said.Officers described Sharry as being agitated and belligerent, according to court documents.Deputy Prosecutor James Smith said in an interview Friday that the evidence indicated Sharry was extremely intoxicated at the time of the crime.“Fortunately, no one was seriously injured, though this was a very dangerous situation that the defendant caused,” he said.Judge Scott Collier followed the attorneys’ previously agreed-upon sentencing recommendation of 15 months. Sharry will also serve 12 months of community custody and must undergo alcohol abuse treatment. He was given credit for 174 days in custody. Restitution will be set at a later date.Smith said it’s likely Sharry will be deported after he serves his sentence, but it will be up to federal authorities.last_img read more