Dunfanaghy Presbyterian Church flies the flags for Sam!!NO MORE SLEEPS! It’s finally here – All-Ireland Sunday.Thanks to everyone for your pix over the past few weeks.Please keep sending in your pix before and after the match to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be safe and sensible today no matter where you are.And please enjoy the game, respect our opponents and their fans – and marvel at the wonder of our national game.Up Donegal.Donegal man Joe O’Donnell, mascot for the team in 1992, with new bride Fiona O’Toole from Mayo Fiona gets her marching orders at the reception in SligoLooks like Joe and Fiona are getting the message from the Donegal contingent at the wedding The Smith, Haughey & McNulty grandchildren croke park bound Allie Mc Brearty, Lily Smith and Carly Gamble from Killybegs with their special banner !!Marie Houten writes: We built this on the hill behind our house in Trenatubber, Culdaff. 12 DL SAM!Hi DonegalDaily!! Please put up a picture of massive Donegal fan Wayne Parker over in Bristol, very excited about the big game tomorrow. Up Donegal!! There you go!That’s some haircut!Pupils and teachers from Carndonagh Community School spell out what we want todayBallyshannon man Patrick Gallagher says the beaches in Italy are backing Donegal!Colin Gillespie flying the flag from a wind turbine in Gaoth DobhairWe didn’t see this pic yesterday, so here it is now! Ruairi and Shane Ward thought old lizzy out on Mounts Bay Road in Perth Australia, looked a bit chilly so they added a bit of Donegal Chic to her sping summer Collection. ALL-IRELAND SUNDAY – YOUR PICTURES SUPPORTING DONEGAL was last modified: September 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:ALL-IRELAND SUNDAY – YOUR PICTURES SUPPORTING DONEGAL
Alternate NamesTotal shoulder arthroplasty – discharge; Endoprosthetic shoulder replacement – discharge; Partial shoulder replacement – discharge; Partial shoulder arthroplasty – discharge; Replacement – shoulder – discharge; Arthroplasty – shoulder – dischargeWhen You Were in the HospitalYou had shoulder replacement surgery to replace the bones of your shoulder joint with artificial joint parts. The parts include a stem made of metal and a metal ball that fits on the top of the stem. A plastic piece is used as the new surface of the shoulder blade.You received pain medicine. You also learned how to manage swelling around your new joint.What to Expect at HomeYour shoulder area may feel warm and tender for 2-4 weeks. The swelling should go down during this time.You will need help with daily tasks such as driving, shopping, bathing,making meals, and housework for up to 6 weeks.Activity You will need to weara sling for the first 6 weeks after surgery. Rest your shoulderon a rolled up towel or small pillow when lying down.Your doctor or physical therapist may teach you pendulum exercises to do at home for 4-6 weeks. You will also learn safe ways to move and use your shoulder.Ask your doctor about which sports and other activities are okay for you after you recover. You may not be able to drive for at least 4 weeks. Your doctor or physical therapist will tell you when it is okay.Consider making some changes around your home so it is easier for you to take care of yourself.advertisementPainYour doctor will give you a prescription for pain medicines. Get it filled when you go home so you have it when you need it. Take your pain medicine when you start having pain. Waiting too long to take it will allow your pain to get worse than it should.Narcotic pain medicine (codeine, hydrocodone, and oxycodone) can make you constipated. If you are taking them, drink plenty of fluids, and eat fruits and vegetables and other high-fiber foods to help keep your stools loose. Do not drink alcohol or drive if you are taking these pain medicines.Taking ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or other anti-inflammatory drugs with your prescription pain drugs may also help. Ask your doctor about using them. Your doctor may also give you aspirin to prevent blood clots. Stop taking anti-inflammatory medicines if you take aspirin.Wound Care Sutures (stitches) or staples will be removed about 1-2 weeks after surgery.Keep the dressing (bandage) over your wound clean and dry. You may change the dressing every day if you like.Do not shower until after your follow-up appointment with your doctor. Your doctor will tell you when you can begin taking showers. When you do, let the water run over the incision. Do NOT scrub.Do not soak your wound in the bath tub or a hot tub for at least the first 3 weeks.When to Call the DoctorCall your doctor or nurse if you have:Bleeding that soaks through your dressing and does not stop when you place pressure over the areaPain that does not go away when you take your pain medicineSwelling in your armRedness, pain, swelling, or a yellowish discharge from the woundTemperature higher than 101 FAlso call the doctor if:Your hand or fingers are darker in color or feel cool to the touch.Your new shoulder joint does not feel secure. It feels like it is moving around.ReferencesGlenohumeral arthritis and its management. In: Rockwood CA Jr, Matsen FA III, Wirth MA, Lippitt SB, Clinton J, eds. The Shoulder. 4th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 22.Throckmorton TW. Shoulder and elbow arthroplasty.In: Canale ST, Beatty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 12th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 20012:chap 12.Review Date:11/15/2012Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.
For the second time in one week, the Panama Canal’s expanded waterway welcomed a container vessel with a total TEU allowance (TTA) of 14,863.The vessel CMA CGM J. Adams matched the capacity of the CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt, which established a new record as the largest capacity container vessel on August 22 with the same mark of 14,863 TTA.“Both transits over a period of seven days are further evidence of the impact of the Expanded Panama Canal to world maritime trade,” Jorge L. Quijano, Panama Canal Administrator, said.The two ships are deployed on the new OCEAN Alliance’s weekly South Atlantic Express (SAX) service, which connects Asia and US East Coast ports via the Panama Canal.The SAX service is composed of 11 vessels ranging in size from 11,000 to 14,000 TEUs, including vessels which also transited the expanded Canal earlier in May becoming the largest capacity ships to do so at the time.Image Courtesy: Panama Canal
In a new video for PETA, the host of HBO’s Real Time, Bill Maher, unleashes some real talk to Texas A&M University, denouncing its muscular dystrophy (MD) experiments on golden retrievers and other dogs.In the video, he calls on viewers to put pressure on the college until it stops funding the experiments by Joe Kornegay — a man Maher calls “dogs’ worst enemy.”“For 35 years, experimenter Joe Kornegay has been using public money — yours and mine — to … [make] dogs sick with a debilitating, incurable disease that ravages their bones and bodies,” Maher explains in the video, which goes on to reveal how dogs used in Kornegay’s experiments were fed a watery gruel because it was difficult for them to eat without choking. “It’s as if Oliver Twist wandered into the Island of Doctor Moreau.”The eyewitness footage of the labs shows thin dogs with disease-ravaged bodies struggling to walk, swallow, and even breathe because of their swollen tongues and weakened jaw muscles, with strings of saliva hanging from their mouths. Dogs without symptoms but who carried the gene for the disease were kept caged and used for breeding, and they restlessly paced and gnawed at the cage bars.“This shouldn’t be happening to dogs, but it is,” Maher concludes. “This cruel, irresponsible, and fruitless waste of money must be stopped and the resources put to better use — supporting studies that don’t abuse helpless, trusting dogs.”PETA notes that no applicable cure for humans with MD has been discovered in over 35 years of experimentation on dogs. Maher joins Miami Dolphins quarterback and TAMU alumnus Ryan Tannehill in urging the university to put a stop to these tests and adopt the dogs out to loving families.
File photo shows Katie Holmes walking with her husband Tom Cruise and their daughter Suri in New York.ReutersTom Cruise and his family usually stay quiet when it comes to their association with the Church of Scientology but earlier this week, Cruise’s daughter has finally broken her silence about Cruise’s ties with the controversial church.Many fans of Tom Cruise think that the Mission: Impossible movie star has only one daughter — Suri Cruise from his marriage with Katie Holmes. But as it turned out, Cruise has two more children from his previous marriage. From his marriage to Nicole Kidman, Tom fathered Isabella Jane and Connor Antony. Isabella has now gone public about Cruise’s ties with the Church of Scientology.As many of us know, Tom Cruise’s daughter Isabella is reportedly a Scientologist. In Tony Ortega’s (famous blogger who is known for writing about the Church of Scientology) website, The Underground Bunker, Isabella has talked about the Church and how its leader, David Miscavige has saved her.As per Tony Ortega’s blog, the 27-year-old Isabella talks about her experiences. The promo is reportedly aimed at getting Scientologist to do an internship to become an auditor at the Church’s London branch.”I became that annoying girl in the org who would just talk endlessly about how incredible training is and how phenomenal the internship is. We all need to do this. It’s hard work…but it is worth everything because you will get through.” Actor Tom Cruise and his wife Nicole Kidman embrace each other at the Sydney premiere of ‘Mission Impossible 2’ May 30, 2000 at Fox Studios in Australia.Matt Turner/LiaisonFollowing this, she thanked her father, Tom Cruise’s beliefs and even acknowledged him and his sister, Cass Mapother.”Thank you to my Dad for everything. To Cass. To Tash. I would have drowned in my own problems if you hadn’t been there to sup me or get me through the preliminaries.”Isabella ended her message by thanking David Miscavige and late Scientologist founder, L. Ron Hubbard. You can check the entire message at Ortega’s blog.Meanwhile, Tony Ortega also revealed that Tom Cruise has recently attended the latest major Scientology event in Florida. It was L. Ron Hubbard’s birthday event and for the Scientologists it is considered the holiest day.Besides this, Tom Cruise’s former wife Katie Holmes has not commented on anything when it comes to the Church of Scientology. Ever since her divorce, she has remained quiet and focused on her daughter, Suri Cruise. Katie is reportedly dating Tom’s former friend Jamie Foxx.
US President Donald TrumpReutersUS President Donald Trump again hit out at India over the issue of tariffs on Tuesday, less than a fortnight after he discussed the issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Japan and both agreed to address the issue.Trump’s attack in a tweet came just as trade officials of the two countries are preparing to meet to address the issue as a follow up to the talks between him and Modi in Osaka on the sidelines of G20 Summit.In the tweet, Trump said, “India has long had a field day putting tariffs on American products. No longer acceptable!”Earlier, before his meeting with Modi on June 28, Trump had tweeted: “I look forward to speaking with Prime Minister Modi about the fact that India, for years having put very high tariffs against the United States, just recently increased the tariffs even further. This is unacceptable and the tariffs must be withdrawn!”India slapped tariffs on 28 US products including Harley-Davidson motorcycles and US-grown apples after Washington withdrew its long-standing preferential status on June 1 that exempted billions of dollars worth of products made there from US levies.During their meeting, Modi told Trump that India had taken some action after the General System of Preferences (GSP) was revoked by the US and “we should now look forward and we should see how we can resolve some of these issues,” according to Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale.”There was a discussion on trade. Both sides aired their concerns, both sides spoke about the interest of the other side and what was agreed was that the trade ministers of both countries would meet at an early date and would try and sort out these issues,” Gokhale had told the media after the meeting.”President Trump, of course, welcomed this idea,” the Foreign Secretary had added.He had said the two sides would first have technical discussions.External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar on July 4 said that trade officials of the two countries would meet soon to discuss the trade issue.”It is important to understand that in any relationship that is multi-dimensional like India and the US, there are bound to be certain differences and perspectives where we share a different approach. How we handle it is the key. And flowing out of the meeting what we agreed was that on all the issues, we will continue to talk,” he said.
A large section of persons arrested in drives conducted by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) over the last three years are government officials.These accused officials are serving in the departments of land administration, finance, health, education, electricity, gas, passports, banks, WASA, customs, roads and transport.The commission, after Iqbal Mahmud took office as its chair in 2016, detained 641 persons. Among them, 361 were government officials while 141 bank and insurance officials, 75 businessmen, and 31 politicians.Transparency International Bangladesh’s (TIB) 2018 household survey said around Tk 106.89 billion were exchanged in bribes.It also identified the law enforcement as the most corrupted institution in the country while the passport office, BRTA, judicial service and land services followed.According to the TI corruption index, corruption rose in 2018. In 2017, Bangladesh ranked 17th on the most corrupted countries’ list while it ranked 13th this year. ACC sources said, around 2.1 millions allegations were received through the ACC hotline in the last 20 months. Other than this, a total 17,000 written complaints were filed with the commission in 2018 while the number was 17,983 in 2017, and 13,000 in 2016, and 10,415 in 2015. More than half of the allegations were brought against government officials.”As the ACC deals with embezzlement of government funds, corruption and bribery, it is only natural to receive more allegations against government officials,” ACC commissioner (investigation) Mozammel Haque Khan said, adding, “Though bribery is more common among the government officials, corruption involving larger sums of money takes place more outside.”Following allegations received through hotline, ACC conducted drives at government hospitals, BRTA, Titas Gas, WASA, RAJUK, airlines, civil aviation, LGRD, REB. Since September 2017, 40 government officials were suspended by the ACC enforcement team and 45 were detained so far. Also, 7.1 million taka which exchanged hands illegally, had been returned.The commission also set up 50 traps to catch 50 government officials. Two chief engineers of the shipping department and Ansar commandant Ashikur Rahman were among persons detained in such sting operations.Corruption has increased as there is hardly any precedence of punishment for corruption, TIB executive director Iftekharuzzaman said. Over the last three years, top government officials, bankers, representatives were among the detainees. In 2016, a number of 388 persons were arrested while 182 and 57 were arrested respectively in 2017 and 2018. This year 14 persons have been arrested so far.The arrest spree declined somewhat following the public service 2018. According to the act, the concerned authority’s permission is required before arresting any government official even if they commit a criminal offence while in service.Prominent among those arrested over the last three years by ACC are chairman of the Farmers Bank audit committee Mahbubul Haque Chisty, chairman of AB Bank M Wahidul Haque, Citycell CEO Mehbub Chowdhury, former RAJUK chairman Iqbal Uddin Chowdhury, National University proctor HM Tayehid Jaman, Hallmark Group chairman Jesmin Islam, former coastguard director general Shafiq Ur Rahman, Partex Group director Shawkat Aziz Russel, former director of the passport directorate Munshi Muyeed Ikram, former Agrani Bank managing director Mizanur Rahman Khan and others.
Former Vice President Joe Biden is looking to spur young Americans to vote in the 2018 U.S. midterm elections with an issues-oriented series produced by digital-media startup ATTN:Biden is hosting the 10-episode short-form series “Here’s the Deal,” which will present his take on a range of issues including health care, jobs, education, and gun violence.ATTN: and Biden will launch the first episode this Wednesday (Sept. 12) on Instagram’s IGTV, with subsequent installments to be released weekly. After an exclusive 24-hour window on IGTV, episodes will be distributed on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube across ATTN: and Biden’s accounts.Biden last week launched his own personal Instagram account (@joebiden) and has amassed 1 million followers.“These days there’s a lot of fluff and misinformation to distract us from the real issues,” Biden says in a trailer for the new series. “That’s why I am partnering with ATTN: on IGTV to break down the issues we all should be voting on this fall. Not complicated policy wonk language or confusing acronyms — just facts.” Popular on Variety Biden’s “Here’s the Deal” is the first IGTV series hosted by a national U.S. politician. ATTN:, which is financing the production, does not plan to run any ads or sponsor hips with the series.Matthew Segal, ATTN:’s co-founder, has previously interviewed the 47th Vice President of the United States — who served for eight years under President Obama — and had a relationship with Biden’s team that led to the new project. Segal said in a statement, “We are honored that Vice President Joe Biden has partnered with ATTN: on this series and are excited to take it to IGTV where we can make a real impact with voters that Washington politicians often overlook.”L.A.-based ATTN:, founded in 2014, has raised about $24 million from investors including Evolution Media Capital, Main Street Advisors, Marc Rowan and Paul Wachter. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15
MONTREAL — Air Canada and Transat A.T. Inc. have announced a deal valued at $520 million that should see Air Canada buy Transat A.T. Inc., however some of Transat’s biggest shareholders have indicated they’re not happy with the $13 per share offer.Meanwhile Transat President & CEO Jean-Marc Eustache is advising passengers that they can continue booking their flights and packages “with complete confidence, as all bookings will be honoured before and after the closing of the transaction.”News broke early Thursday morning that the two companies concluded a definitive Arrangement Agreement that provides for Air Canada’s acquisition of all issued and outstanding shares of Transat and its combination with Air Canada.The binding agreement was unanimously approved by Transat’s Board of Directors.“We are delighted to have reached this definitive agreement to combine Transat with Air Canada to achieve the best possible outcome for all stakeholders,” said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer at Air Canada. “For shareholders of Transat and Air Canada, this combination delivers excellent value, while also providing increased job security for both companies’ employees through greater growth prospects.”Rovinescu also noted that Air Canada intends to preserve the Transat and Air Transat brands and maintain the Transat head office and its key functions in Montreal.“Travellers will benefit from the merged companies’ enhanced capabilities in the highly competitive, global leisure travel market and from access to new destinations, more connecting traffic and increased frequencies,” he added. “The Quebec economy will derive maximum advantage of having a Montreal-based, growth-oriented global champion in aviation, the world’s most international business.”More news: War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps upEustache added: “We are very pleased to join forces with such a successful player in our industry. The combination with Air Canada will give Transat new perspectives of growth, with the support of a strong network offering many options for connecting traffic. This fully-funded cash transaction is the ideal platform for Transat’s presence and jobs in Montreal, and therefore represents the best option for all our stakeholders: employees, suppliers, partners and shareholders.”While the deal got unanimous approval by Transat’s board, some of the company’s major shareholders remain dissatisfied with the price.Letko, Brosseau and Associates and PenderFund Capital Management, which jointly own a 21.1% stake, have said they would vote against the agreement if the purchase price remained at $13 per share.The agreement requires approval from two-thirds of Transat shareholders to go through. Quebec’s Fonds de solidarite FTQ, Franklin Templeton Investments, and the Caisse – Quebec’s pension fund manager – are also among the top five investors, collectively holding a 26.18 per cent stake.Air Canada and Transat’s combined 60% hold on the transatlantic market from Canada will also prompt an assessment from Canada’s Competition Bureau.On May 15, Air Canada and Transat entered negotiations toward a possible deal, giving them 30 days to finalize the details. In early June, Quebec-based real estate developer Groupe Mach announced that it too had entered a bid for Transat for $14 per share, which was turned down.The Air Canada deal includes a break fee of $15 million payable by Transat if it accepts a superior proposal. Air Canada must pay a reverse break fee of up to $40 million if the deal is cancelled because regulatory or governmental approvals are not obtained, subject to certain conditions.More news: Transat calls Groupe Mach’s latest offer “highly abusive, coercive and misleading”If regulatory and shareholder approvals are obtained, the transaction is expected to be completed in early 2020.With a combined Air Canada – Air Transat, “prices will go up for Caribbean/Mexico and Europe”, says Niche Travel Group owner Faith Sproule in Dartmouth, NS. “If there is a destination city that has direct competition with WestJet, we may see the same prices (e.g. Gatwick, Paris, Dublin, Glasgow, Barcelona). I think that if Air Canada and Transat each have a flight and WestJet doesn’t do that route (Toronto to Lyon, for example), we will go down to one option and prices are going to jump.”She adds: “It looks like a good idea and good for the consumer on paper, but the prices will go from $1,100 to $1,400. I think we are looking at higher prices with everything if this merger happens.”Asked if he sees the deal as a positive move for the industry, Nexion Travel Group – Canada President Mike Foster says the answer is neither clear nor simple: “While the combined strengths of each company can lead to synergies and in turn a stronger company, there may indeed be an effect on pricing, route and loads. But I also believe that the natural forces of a free-enterprise economy means that new entrants could come in if the marketplace warrants or needs more competition.” Share Thursday, June 27, 2019 Posted by Travelweek Group Tags: Air Canada, Transat << Previous PostNext Post >> With file from The Canadian Press Potential snags & industry reaction: Air Canada set to buy Transat for $520 million