A porter was found floating unconscious in the lake at the bottom of Worcester grounds on Sunday evening.The porter was discovered by third year students who had heard shouts coming from the lake.They immediately alerted the Porters’ Lodge and the emergency services. Police, an emergency response car, an ambulance, and two fire engines arrived at the scene within minutes.The incident took place on Sunday evening, at around 10.30pm. All the students who were present at the scene live in the Sainsbury building, a third year flat on Worcester grounds that is closest to the lake.Whilst waiting for the emergency services to arrive, another porter from the lodge attempted to rescue his colleague from the lake.Although the unconscious porter was near the edge of the water and close to the banks of the lake, his colleague was unable to move him as he was too heavy. Mud also slowed down the effort.Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service received a call at 10.42pm to the grounds of Worcester College.Two fire engines and a rescue boat were sent to the scene. The porter, aged around sixty, was recovered from the lake, and left in the care of the Ambulance Services.Having rescued the porter, the fire services called the police, who arrived at Worcester grounds soon after.South Central Ambulance Service confirmed, “We sent three resources to Worcester grounds: an emergency response car, an ambulance and an officer. The man was recovered from the lake- he was not conscious when we arrived at the scene, but by the time we arrived at the John Radcliffe Hospital, he was conscious and breathing”.A spokesperson from Thames Valley Police said “It is not confirmed how the porter came to be in the lake. However, we did not feel there were suspicious circumstances surrounding the event, and we do not believe there was a third party involved. We are not investigating the matter.”Mr Stephen Dyer, Domestic Bursar of Worcester College issued a statement, confirming that: “A man was rescued from Worcester College Pond at around 10:45pm. The emergency services attended and he was taken away by ambulance to the John Radcliffe Hospital where he is now reported to be doing well and is expected to make a full recovery.”
ADM Cocoa (Koog aan de Zaan, the Netherlands) has launched a new bright red cocoa powder, De Zaan D-11-ZR. The ingredient is made from selected cocoa beans and imparts a brilliant colour and well-balanced flavour in dairy, ice cream, bakery, cereal and confectionery products, says the company.The first in a new range of bright cocoa powders, it provides a distinctive, vivid colour with intense crimson tones, claims the company. D-11-ZR is suitable for premium baked goods, such as cakes, and confectionery.
312 Formosa Road, GumdaleThere is little reason to want to go on holiday if you are the owners of 312 Formosa Road at Gumdale.The acreage estate has the look and feel of a Balinese resort, from the buddhas that greet you as you enter up the front path, to the soothing sounds coming from the water fountains as you lay bedside the pool.It was an effect the owners were hoping to achieve when they set about building the property about 12 years ago. The house is surrounded by tropical gardens.At the time, ready to start a family and having grown up on acreages themselves, the owners went in search of a property that would offer the same freedoms and privacy that they had enjoyed as children. They eventually stumbled upon the 2.5 acres at Gumdale and moved into a ramshackle house that stood at the front of the block, while they set about building their family dream home on the 2.5 acre plot backing on to it. The kitchen is the heart of the home and has a butler’s pantry.“There were a lot of early mornings being woken up to hammering and drilling, but it was worth it,” one of the owners said.Not originally part of their master plan, but influenced by their designer, the owners fell in love with the Balinese theme. “We loved that idea of indoor-outdoor living, where the inside spaces flow to outside. We’re entertainers, so there are plenty of outdoor areas with the space to have several people around. The tennis court and basketball hoop.Being on an acreage you don’t have to worry too much about the noise either.”To add to the Bali resort-style authenticity, the owners sourced many of the materials used in the build, such as the stone walls and statues, from Indonesia. As easy as it is to feel like you are living in a holiday resort, this property is and has always been a solid, functional family home, with interiors that have withstood the passage of time. The expansive bar area in the open-plan living space.Over the years it has stood up to the demands not only of the owners but of their three children, aged between 8 and 11.The house has four bedrooms, to accommodate a growing family, but the master bedroom, with its ensuite and walk-in robe, is located away from the others to give parents peace and privacy. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours ago The home’s cinema room.The heart of the home, however, is the kitchen, which features custom-designed cabinetry, a large stone benchtop and butler’s pantry.The rest of the living spaces emanate from here, including the living room, dining room and an entertaining area with a large bar.Elsewhere in the house is a cinema room, games room and study, which could easily be turned into a fifth bedroom if needed. The indoor living areas spill out to the wraparound patios outside.Outside the property has expanses of lawn and tropical landscaped gardens along with a pool, water features, full tennis court and basketball hoop. It is these things in particular and the active lifestyle that they present that the owners say they will find hardest to leave behind.“We’ll miss that sporting lifestyle of being able to have a game of tennis, then go for a swim, and do activities with people when we entertain rather than just sit around.”The family are moving to be closer to where their children attend school and the owners hope the house will go to a family who can enjoy everything they have over the years.The estate is on the market open to expressions of interest.
Hosts Egypt have recalled Amr Warda to their Africa Cup of Nations squad two days after they sent the midfielder home for disciplinary reasons.The 25-year-old, who plays for Greek club PAOK, was suspended after social media conversations between him and a number of women were released.Africa Cup of Nations: Amr Warda sent home by Egypt for disciplinary rea… Midfielder Amr Warda is sent home from the Africa Cup of Nations by hosts Egypt after social media conversations…Warda missed Egypt’s group win over DR Congo but his ban has been reduced and now runs to the end of the group stage.Egypt 2-0 DR Congo: Mohamed Salah helps Africa Cup of Nations hosts into…Mohamed Salah’s goal helps hosts Egypt beat DR Congo and move into the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations.He has apologised to family, friends and team-mates in a video on Twitter.Hours earlier, team-mate Mohamed Salah tweeted: “We need to believe in second chances… we need to guide and educate. Shunning is not the answer.”Mohamed Salah on Twitter“We need to believe in second chances… we need to guide and educate. Shunning is not the answer.”Egyptian Football Association president Hani Abu Reda met with the players and technical staff on Thursday, along with Egypt’s minister of youth and sports, Dr Ashraf Subhi.An EFA statement read: “Hani Abu Reda praised the spirit of solidarity between the players, their desire to pardon their colleague Amr Warda and to lift the suspension from him, and their commitment to any decision issued by the football association in this regard.Egyptian Football AssociationThe Egyptian Football Association is the governing body of football in Egypt. It was founded on 3 December 1921,…“He decided to reduce the penalty of suspension until the end of the first round of the tournament only.”Wednesday’s win means that tournament favourites Egypt are already through to the last 16, when Warda will be available again, having missed the final group game against Uganda on Sunday.He appeared as a substitute in the hosts’ opening game, a 1-0 win over Guinea last Friday.Nigeria 1-0 Guinea: Kenneth Omeruo goal takes Nigeria into last 16Nigeria become the first team to qualify for the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations as they beat Guinea 1-0.The decision to effectively overturn Amr Warda’s suspension has caused a split among sections of Egyptian society and also put a rare dent in Mohamed Salah’s iconic status.Having often stood up for women’s rights previously, Salah’s call for Amr Warda – who has had several sexual harassment claims against him in the past – to be given a second chance has not impressed many.Many Egyptian women believe that sexual harassment is largely condoned in local society, and the decision to allow the player back has only strengthened these beliefs, given the message it has sent out.Some have called for women to boycott Egypt matches, while one male Egyptian fan has spoken online of people now willing the team to fail – a dramatic twist as the Pharaohs seek to win the tournament for a record-extending eighth time.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Cllr Frank McBrearty has appealed to Health Minister James Reilly to listen to the parents of children in Donegal with diabetes.Cllr Frank McBreartyA protest is planned tomorrow by parents of children with diabetes who claim services are being downgraded across Donegal.Cllr McBrearty, who himself is diabetic, has demanded the Minister sit up and pay attention to the needs and rights of parents of children with the condition. Minister for HealthDr James Reilly TDDept of Health Hawkins HouseDublin 21st March 2014Dear Minister ReillyI am writing to you as parent, a diabetic and as a Local public representative that is a member of the HSE western forum who represents the people of Donegal.I wish to bring to your attention the problems diabetic children and their families are going to face when the paediatric diabetic service is reduced for the 143 children that depend on this service. See attached email to me from Sara Louise Bonner, one of the 143 paediatric diabetic patients in Donegal and her Mother Kathy Bonner’s feelings on how serious this situation will become for these families. When you read their story about how this will affect them, you will fully understand how important the service of Avril McCloskey the nurse with the knowledge, experience and the understanding of what the needs of these families are and in particular the paediatric patients themselves you will then understand. Minister, I believe that as a Doctor you should have the knowledge and understanding of how these families feel with this service being reduced. We as Irish citizen are supposed to be protected by our Constitution and the rights of our children are enshrined in that Constitution.Minister, you will see attached also in my letter an update on the paediatric diabetes service provision. The contents of this you are probably aware of and if you are not then I would as a parent and diabetic sufferer encourage you to have your aids bring you up to speed on the situation in Donegal. You are well aware of the Geographical situation Donegal finds its self in and where by the 5 centres of excellence for this service are now below a line which is drawn from Dublin across to Limerick. This is not acceptable to the families and the 143 paediatric patients that are suffering on a daily basis. Diabetes numbers are increasing by the week in Ireland and we must ensure that this terrible illness is given the support it truly deserves. Minister, I have already brought to your attention the problems with services we are enduring at LGH presently. Value for money is what comes to mind and hospital management has many questions that need to be answered. We don’t need waffle we need action, support and most of all the services we are entitled to as Irish citizens. There are over 5000 adult diabetics in Donegal alone and this number is increasing which you will see from the attachment information on the paediatric service update. Some of the parents have already met with you about their concerns which you will also see in the attachment document.Finally Minister, I would hope that you will listen to these families concerns and reverse this unjust decision. The Diabetes Expert Advisory Group recommendation (2008) states there should be 1 nurse to every 100 children/adolescents’ with diabetes. Donegal has the numbers to have 1.5 nurses treating exclusively in paediatric diabetes care. What is the point in setting up these groups if you are just going to ignore their advice and recommendations’, it is not right. Why should our children be forced to travel a round trip of 400 plus miles to avail of this service, what makes our children’s rights different to the rights of children in Dublin and Limerick There is no wealth without health. I was sincerely great full for your financial help with my Sport aiding mental health conference (Sam) last year. Mental health and positive mental health is another aspect of the issues that affect families with the illness of diabetes, so we must ensure that the services that are needed be put in place and that the services that are already there are protected also.Minister, I look forward to your reply and I hope it will ensure that the care, services, supports and rights of children and adolescents with Diabetes be protected, enhanced and retained. This will deliver a better service in Donegal to which we are entitled to. As the Latin Proverb goes “Let justice be done or the Heavens may fall” Yours Sincerely_______________________________________Cllr Frank McBrearty JnrCLLR McBREARTY APPEALS TO MINISTER TO LISTEN TO PARENTS OF DIABETIC CHILDREN was last modified: March 2nd, 2014 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:Cllr Frank McBreartydiabetesHealth Minister James Reilly