Malin Head’s local knowledge ‘crucial’ in Lough Swilly rescue Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Previous articleRescue Update – Man successfully airlifted from lifeboatNext articleDerry PSNI investigate suspicious approach made to 10 year old girl News Highland Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter Facebook News Pinterest WhatsApp A rescue operation is over on Lough Swilly this afternoon after a man taken from the sea onto the Lough Swilly Lifeboat and airlifted to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry.The rescue was coordinated by the Malin Head Marine Rescue Centre, which is potentially facing closure following a review earlier this year.Joe Joyce of the Lough Swilly Lifeboat outlines how the rescue unfolded……….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/joyce530.mp3[/podcast]The RNLI has praised Malin Head Coastguard Station’s handling of the emergency saying the outcome might have been different had they not been involved.Derek Flanagan is the Divisional Controller at the Malin Head base – He says the level of local knowledge they bring to rescues is significant…..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/derek530.mp3[/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – August 10, 2012 Facebook Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH
Professor Sally Mapstone, Oxford’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, has been announced as the next Principal and Vice-Chancellor at the University of St Andrews, a role she will begin in September 2016. She is replacing Professor Louise Richardson, who was in turn installed as Oxford’s new Vice-Chancellor in January. Mapstone will be the second female Principal in St Andrews’ history. Professor Mapstone took up the role of Pro-Vice-Chancellor in 2009, first for Personnel and Equality, then for Education in 2011. Since 1984, she has also been a fellow of St Hilda’s College, where her research focused on Older Scots literature, political literature and book history. She received her degrees from Wadham and St Cross colleges. Upon the announcement of the news, Professor Louise Richardson said, “I would like to thank Sally for the many invaluable contributions she has made to the University of Oxford over the years. As Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, she has been responsible for the University’s strategy and policies for teaching, learning, student support and admissions. “She has also led important efforts, both in this role and previously as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Personnel and Equality, to diversify the student body and the curriculum. I wish Sally every success in St Andrews. It is a wonderful University and I hope that she will be as happy there as I was.”OUSU President Becky Howe, VP Graduates Nick Cooper and VP Access and Academic Affairs, Cat Jones, said jointly to Cherwell, “We’re really excited to hear about Sally’s new role: we’ve worked with her on a lot of issues, and she’s been a key advocate for student voice. We’d like to thank her for her support: most recently, she’s supported us on securing lecture capture and pushing for prelims feedback.” Speaking to the University upon the release of the information, Professor Mapstone said, “I will be very sad to leave Oxford after so many years, but am thrilled to be taking up the role of Principal of St Andrews. The focus on quality in education and student experience at St Andrews, its commitment to outreach, and its emphasis on independent-minded research all speak strongly to my own values. I have known the University for many years as a scholar of Scottish culture, and it will be an honour to be part of building its future.”The Chancellor of St Andrews, Lord Campbell of Pittenweem, also said, “I am delighted that we have been able to persuade Sally to graduate to St Andrews from Oxford! She is a scholar of considerable distinction and an inspired choice to lead St Andrews as it seeks to consolidate its place among the best universities in the world.”Oxford University has stated that recruitment for Professor Mapstone’s successor will begin shortly.
Newly crowned Munster Junior League Division 1 champions Clonmel are vying for a place in next season’s Ulster Bank League. Denis Leamy coaches the Tipp side and last weekend they defeated Cobh Pirates to claim the Munster Junior League Division 1 title for the first time in their 123 year history. Dundalk, Clonmel, Instonians and the Connacht qualifiers will battle it out across three weekends in March and April. The fixtures are below: Saturday, March 28Instonians v Dundalk; Clonmel v Connacht qualifiersSaturday, April 11 Connacht qualifiers v Instonians; Dundalk v ClonmelSaturday, April 18 Connacht qualifiers v Dundalk; Instonians v ClonmelSaturday, April 25 Play-off between the Round Robin series winners and the third-from-bottom side in Division 2B. All matches will kick off at 2.30pm.http://www.irishrugby.ie/news/34099.php#.VQF-BPmsXK4