By News Highland – October 23, 2012 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Previous article12 year-old boy has nose broken in Strabane attackNext articleLetterkenny businesses to lose out with scrapping of Town Council News Highland Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp News Twitter Google+ Pinterest Donegal County Council has been told that tender documents for a full feasibility study into flood prevention works in Raphoe should be published this week, with specific proposals expected within a year.The news emerged during a briefing from consultants engaged in the North Western Flood Risk Assessment and Management project which is currently underway.It is assessing 27 different areas of Donegal, but Raphoe has been removed from the project and is being fast tracked because of the recent history of the town.Project Manager Aidan Harney told members that the North West project will not be complete until 2015, but by this time next year, they will have the data needed to formulate a long term plan for Raphoe:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/rapho830FLOOD.mp3[/podcast] Long term plan to prevent Raphoe flooding progressing Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire read more
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The odds of footballers across the world surviving an on-pitch sudden cardiac arrest may be significantly improved with today’s announcement of the new FIFA Medical Emergency Bag (FMEB) which will be issued to all of FIFA’s 209 member associations.Presenting the FMEB backpack to the congress delegates, FIFA’s Chief Medical Officer Professor Jiri Dvorak, said pitch-side medics and first responders will be trained to use the potentially life-saving technology. The critical element of the FMEB is the automated external defibrillator (AED), easily visible in a clear pocket at the front of the bag. This portable device can immediately diagnose suspected heart problems and defibrillation can be initiated if the heartbeat appears weak, irregular or has stopped altogether. The bag also holds an instructional video and a medical emergency kit.“Global use of defibrillators is one of the highest priorities for FIFA in our battle to prevent sudden cardiac death on the pitch”, explained Michel d’Hooghe, Chairman of the FIFA Medical Committee. Prof Dvořák added: “The high specification of equipment in each one of these bags comes as standard and is a first for the world of sport. We hope that the FIFA Medical Emergency Bags will lead the way for other sports federations to adopt their own safety bags”.Poignantly, the congress delegates were reminded of the upcoming 10th anniversary of the death of Marc-Vivien Foe, the Cameroonian international midfielder who suffered a fatal heart attack on the pitch, at the age of 28, during the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup in Lyon, France. Other high profile cases include Fabrice Muamba, who suffered a cardiac arrest during an English Premier League match in March 2012. He recovered despite his heart having stopped for more than an hour, thanks in part to the fast action taken by medics who used a defibrillator on the sidelines.In the decade since Foé’s death, F-MARC, the FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre, has worked together with the world’s leading researchers in sports medicine to introduce new measures to tackle sudden cardiac arrest. Medical examinations are now conducted prior to all FIFA competitions for all players and referees to help to identify those who are predisposed towards cardiac issues. F-MARC has also developed education programmes for sports physicians, paramedics and sideline medical staff to deal with the immediate response and treatment of SCA in the critical minutes after a collapse.The lifesaving medical kit is contained in a bag chosen by the team at F-MARC who carried out extensive research into the most hardwearing design for the FIFA Medical Emergency Bags. A similar model of bag is currently used by the US and South African armies. As well as being sent to all 209 of FIFA’s Member Associations, the FIFA Medical Emergency Bags will be also be introduced pitch-side at all the stadiums hosting matches at the FIFA Confederations Cup in June 2013. read more
Luke Bertolucci of Montrose is one step closer to playing in the 2012 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Windsor, Ont. The Kootenay Ice forward earned a spot on the Team Pacific shortlist following a successful B.C. Hockey U17 Provincial Camp held last month in Salmon Arm.Bertolucci remains on the 23-player roster before B.C. Hockey makes its final decision in mid-November.“B.C. Hockey is very excited by the quality of hockey that took place in Salmon Arm,” said Jim Dinwoodie, Team Pacific Assistant Coach. “The players made life tough on the evaluators and staff during the camp, and that is what we challenged them to do. “As staff, we are thrilled with the players we identified, and it is going to be a challenge selecting the 11 players that will be a part of Team Pacific.”Bertolucci joins Ice teammate Jarrod Schaerhorn on the team. Schamerhorn, of Kelowna, is one of three goalies remaining on the team.The short-listed players will continue to be evaluated with their club teams until mid November, following which, 11 players will be selected to join the top players from Alberta to form Team Pacific.Last season 5’10”, 170-pound Bertolucci helped Team B.C. to a gold medal at the 2011 Canada Winter Games in Halifax.In 34 games for the Ice of the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League Bertolucci had 15 goals and 19 assists.The World Under-17 Hockey Challenge is the first stage of Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence. Team Pacific is up against four other Canadian teams (West, Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic), and five national teams (Russia, Finland, Sweden, Czech Republic, and United States). In 2010, Team Pacific earned a bronze medal after defeating Quebec 5-4 in [email protected] read more
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