Google+ New pop-up test centre opening in Donegal Town A new Covid-19 test centre is opening in Donegal Town.The HSE confirmed this morning that the pop-up centre, situated at the Cleary Centre on the Ballybofey Road offers free testing for anyone with coronavirus symptoms, who is referred by a GP.The new centre opens tomorrow, with the aim of increasing capacity by 150 tests per day, running in conjunction with the community testing centre based at St. Conal’s Campus, Letterkenny.The HSE says in the overall CHO1 area, 97 per cent of people are now being offered either a same day or next day appointment for testing. In recent days, they have offered up to 580 appointments per day for COVID-19 testing in Donegal.***************Statement in full – New pop up coronavirus testing centre opens in Donegal townSituated in Donegal Town (at The Cleary Centre, Ballybofey Road), this new pop up centre offers free testing for anyone with coronavirus symptoms, who is referred by a GP. The pop up centre will commence testing as of Sunday 27th September 2020.The pop up centre aims to increase capacity by 150 tests per day and runs in conjunction with the community testing centre based at St. Conal’s Campus, Letterkenny. These centres provide Covid-19 testing to members of the community referred for testing by a GP.Speaking about the new pop up centre, Amanda Doyle, CHO 1 Primary Care General Manager, Donegal says: “This is part of the HSE’s drive to ensure timely access to coronavirus testing in Donegal. We continue to build our system to meet the increasing community demand, with longer opening times, extra staff and taking preventative action in our community such as providing this new pop up testing centre. In the overall CHO1 area, 97 per cent of people are now being offered either a same day or next day appointment for testing. In recent days, we have offered up to 580 appointments per day for COVID-19 testing in Donegal.”This latest testing pop up centre is part of the HSE’s planned expansion of testing facilities to meet the rising demand for COVID-19 testing. Across the country, there are now 33 community test centres, as well as mobile units for outbreak management and home testing provided by the National Ambulance Centre.Those being tested will be required to follow public health measures, including social distancing, not travelling by taxi or public transport, practising good personal hygiene and wearing a face-covering throughout the test appointment (including travelling to and from the testing centre).Anyone testing positive for the virus will be contacted by HSE contact tracers to help them track their contacts. This will help people to identify who they may have been in close contact with, protecting others from further transmission. Close contacts of those testing positive will also hear from HSE contact tracers, advising them to restrict their movements by staying at home for a full 14 days and to organise coronavirus testing to prevent them from unknowingly spreading the virus.The HSE strongly encourages all members of the public identified as requiring a COVID-19 test to attend for their appointment. In this way, we can identify quickly those who will have contracted the virus and take steps to prevent its spread across families and communities. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Twitter Pinterest Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ For more information and advice, go to www.hse.ie By News Highland – September 26, 2020 Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Homepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleCarers left “out in the cold” in HSE Winter Plan – ClaimNext articleManagers look ahead to crunch bottom of the table clash- Finn Harps V Cork City News Highland Facebook
MIH Internet, a wholly owned subsidiary of South African media group Naspers, has made a £946-million (about R13.1-billion) offer to acquire London-listed Tradus, which operates online trading platforms and other related internet service websites in 12 mainly Eastern European countries.The acquisition will be the largest so far by Africa’s largest media company, which has to date been buying minority stakes in media and internet related companies in emerging markets.Tradus, established as QXL Ricardo plc in 1997, operates auction websites in Eastern Europe under various brand names, and in Poland they operate automotive and real estate classified sites, a price comparison site and payment services system.“In its own strategy, Naspers has prioritised the internet sector for expansion. Success has been achieved in the sub-segments offering users communications, social networking and community platforms,” the company said in a statement issued on Tuesday.“In pursuit of this strategy, Naspers today has various internet investments on the African continent, in China, Russia and India. With these investments, the Naspers Group has established a strong presence in the major emerging markets.”Naspers has identified Central and Eastern Europe as attractive emerging markets to invest in, and the acquisition of Tradus will consolidate the group’s position in Poland, where it is currently finalising the acquisition of a controlling stake in Gadu-Gadu, a company that operates an instant messaging service.“We are delighted that the Tradus Board intends unanimously to recommend our offer to its shareholders,” Naspers chief executive Cobus Stofberg said. “The operations of the Naspers Group and Tradus complement each other perfectly and significant advantages can be obtained by aligning Tradus’ businesses with Naspers’ other internet investments in Central and Eastern Europe.”Investing in emerging marketsNaspers’ other investments in emerging countries include a roughly one-third interest Tencent, a leading internet services portal in China that operates an instant messaging client called QQ, and a similar stake in Mail.ru, which is developing into a leading email portal in Russia.In India meanwhile, the company is organically developing an internet business that focuses on the youth community and feature a search engine customised to cater for local users and content.In South Africa, Naspers’ investments include Multichoice, which runs the DSTV satellite subscription service, the Mnet and Supersport television channels, internet service provider Mweb, newspaper and magazine publisher Media24, general consumer portal 24.com, e-retailer Kalahari.net and a 30% stake in local instant messaging service, Mxit Lifestyle, amongst others.“Apart from the investment in Tencent and Kalahari, other Naspers platforms have not yet generated transaction income,” the company states. “Our existing internet services rely on the generation of revenue mainly through advertising and value added communication services.”“The intention is that an investment in the Tradus transaction platform will allow the group to diversify its internet revenue streams to include transaction income.”The deal is subject to several conditions, including obtaining relevant regulatory approvals and approval by the companies’ shareholders.Useful linksNaspersTradusMultichoiceDStvMNetMWebMedia2424.comKalahari.net
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Whenever someone asks me about being on the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour, I always start by answering, ‘Don’t tell my wife, but that is one of the best weeks of the year’!Yes, being away from the family for a week is trying, but traveling with a group of people that are crazy enough to scout hundreds of corn and soybean fields across the Corn Belt makes the week fly by.After USDA’s crop estimates came out earlier this month, many farmers all over the country (and some analysts) didn’t believe the record numbers that were released. Some said if USDA would have gone a little further into the fields they would have had much different calculations.So, what is really out there in the corn and soybean fields of the Heartland? Will Illinois and Iowa have corn ears the size of baseball bats? Will there be so many pods on a soybean plant that we scouts may start hyperventilating trying to count so high a number?Nearly 40 teams of 4 will venture out into the great unknown. As we spider-web our way from Ohio west and from the Dakotas east, covering 80% of the corn and soybean regions of the U.S., we will dig a little deeper into the nearly harvest-ready corn fields and the soybean fields working on filling out those last few pods.If you have to see it to believe it when it comes to the 2016 crops, get ready to ride along with me as I share what I am seeing all week long on my 5th journey in a row on the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour!You can follow my coverage at OhioAgNet.com and on Facebook and Twitter with #PFTour16.
Antoine Griezmann backed Zinedine Zidane as the best choice to replace Didier Deschamps as France manager – if he decided to leaveDeschamps has been in charge of Les Bleus since 2012 and has overseen 55 victories in 88 games.The 50-year-old famously led France to their second World Cup title in the summer at Russia and appears set to remain in the dugout until Euro 2020 – at the earliest.But Deschamps himself has even admitted he sees Zidane as the most likely man to replace him at France.The former Real Madrid boss has been out of work since May after guiding the club to a third straight Champions League crown.And Griezmann revealed that Zidane has his vote if Deschamps ever decides to step down from his role at France.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“I don’t know how long Deschamps wants to remain as national manager,” Griezmann told ESPN.“He has earned the respect he has, and I think he will be on the job as much as he wants.“However, I believe Zidane could be the best manager available (for the French national team).“Actually, Deschamps has done a terrific job.”Juventus and Manchester United have also been touted as possible destinations for Zidane.