O DOMHNAILL CHALLENGES HEALTH MINISTER ON ‘DISGRACEFUL’ HOME HELP CUTS

first_imgDonegal Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has challenged the Minister for Health James Reilly on his disgraceful cuts to home help hours.Speaking on a Fianna Fáil Private Members Motion in the Seanad this week, Senator Ó Domhnaill said Older people and those with disabilities are appalled at the HSE plans to cut spending on home help services by €8million between now and Christmas.“This amounts to a reduction of up to 450,000 home help hours and when added to the cuts implemented last January, it will result in just under 1million hours withdrawn in 2012 alone. “These savage cuts are not only deeply unfair, they make absolutely no financial sense. By slashing supports for patients who currently live at home, Minister Reilly is essentially pushing more people onto the already overburdened hospital system.“Thousands of people who are facilitated in living independently and with dignity in their own home will no longer be able to do so without home help supports. They will have nowhere else to go but hospitals and nursing homes.H e added “Enough is enough. From the moment Fine Gael and Labour took up office, they have targeted people with disabilities for a raft of unfair and short-sighted cuts. These people simply cannot endure any more cuts. In the Taoiseach’s own area of north Mayo, Coroner Dr. Eleanor Fitzgerald said that reductions in home help services lead to an increase in deaths from chronic illness. This government cannot continue to ignore the fact.”  O DOMHNAILL CHALLENGES HEALTH MINISTER ON ‘DISGRACEFUL’ HOME HELP CUTS was last modified: October 11th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:BRIAN O’DOMHNAILLHEALTH MINISTERHOME HELP HOURSlast_img read more

Continue reading

How will El Tri line up vs. Germany?

first_imgMexico How will Mexico line up against Germany? Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author In Moscow Last updated 1 year ago 10:19 6/17/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Miguel Layuna Mexico 2018 Getty Images Mexico Germany v Mexico Germany World Cup What is El Tri manager Juan Carlos Osorio planning to do in a game he’s had months to prepare for? Click here for the confirmed starting XIsYou don’t have to know much about Mexico to know manager Juan Carlos Osorio is a planner. In May, he said he’d decided on his starting XI for this game after the March friendlies.However, injuries that forced Nestor Araujo and Diego Reyes out of the World Cup derailed those plans, and now the manager has to deal with a group he’s lined up for only the past two weeks. Who has stood out in training? Are there any fringe players who have won his confidence? Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move As we do before every Mexico match, Goal is projecting three possible lineups for El Tri. Let’s take a look at how Mexico could line up in the biggest match in four years.Vela in free roleGFX MX Vela freeOsorio didn’t bring Jesus Molina to Russia, even though he knew Reyes was an injury doubt. Yet, he knows he needs more force in the midfield than he did when his squad faced Germany in the Confederations Cup. That’s why he could have both Hector Herrera and Andres Guardado sit back and hand a free role to a player like Carlos Vela.Vela can drop behind Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez and play as a number 10 or overload the left side of defense where the left-footer already enjoys playing. This lineup seems like the most probable, with Hector Moreno and Miguel Layun playing on the left side of defense against a strong Germany attack.There are subtle tweaks that could be made here, though. Hugo Ayala could come in as the right center back and push Carlos Salcedo to right back with Edson Alvarez dropping to the bench. Or this could end up playing in a standard 4-3-3. Vela has played as an interior midfielder for El Tri before.Layun in the middleGFX MX Layun midfieldLayun is an incredibly versatile player, and his talents almost feel wasted at left back. Osorio has looked to get Layun into the midfield, playing him there in Mexico’s send-off friendly against Scotland, and said he could compete for a job there.The issue, then, is who takes over at left back, with the answer being Jesus Gallardo. The converted winger has adapted well to life as a defender and had decent showings in recent friendly games. However, he’s still a question mark there, and with the option to play Layun against a team as strong as Germany, it might be a risk Osorio isn’t willing to take.If he does take it, it could be a bridge too far to also play 20-year-old Alvarez, so Ayala steps in with Salcedo moving to the right in this projection.Up front, Jesus Corona loses his spot to Vela despite “Tecatito” playing the best of any Mexico player over the course of three pre-World Cup friendly matches.Trust in AlvarezGFX MX edson trustOsorio also could total surprise with a roster like this one, putting Alvarez straight into the starting XI as the central midfielder. That would free up Herrera to do more going forward, but it would be a tough for the Club America man to see his World Cup debut come against the reigning world champion. Alvarez did play better in midfield than he did in defense during the friendly matches ahead of the tournament, so it’s not out of the question. If he’s blown the coaching staff away in training, it would allow for an experienced back four with Guardado and Herrera getting more freedom to attack – something Osorio made clear in Saturday’s news conference that he wants to do.last_img read more

Continue reading