Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter News Letterkenny General recording increase in patients with vomiting bug symptoms Facebook Previous articleCouncil’s response to Burtonport sewage problems ‘unnacceptable’Next articleBooks of Condolence in memory of Nelson Mandela open around the county News Highland WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – December 9, 2013 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Letterkenny Hospital says it is experiencing an increase in the number of patients with diarrhoeaand vomiting.The hospital says that as it is usual for norovirus or winter vomiting bug to circulate in the community at this time of year, visitors to Letterkenny Hospital are being asked to follow advice issued by the hospital.People who are unwell or have vomiting or diarrhoea, or have had vomiting or diarrhoea in the last two days, should not visit the hospital.People who have family members who have been unwell or have had vomiting or diarrhoea in the last two days, should not visit the hospital;Visitors should wash their hands thoroughly before entering or leaving the inpatient area, or after a visit to the toilet;Children should not be brought to the hospital to visit unless absolutely necessary; and Visiting Hours are strictly from 2.30pm to 4pm and from 6.30pm to 8.00pm. Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire
MTS, the largest mobile operator in the Russia and CIS region has today acquired Gambit Esports for an undisclosed sum described as “one of the largest esports deals in CIS and Europe”. Credit: Gambit EsportsGambit Esports has been in the esports industry for approaching five years, and has rosters in the three big esports: League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2. It also houses a FIFA player.The organisation is best known for a surprise Counter-Strike: Global Offensive major win last time out – and the squad will be looking to defend their title next week as the ELEAGUE Major: Boston gets underway on Friday.The deal will not see any of the teams released, and the staff will remain the same for the time being. CEO Konstantin Pikiner will continue his role, transitioning to become the Chief Gaming Officer at MTS. The Gambit Esports brand name will not be altered at all.Konstantin Pikiner, Gambit Esports CEO stated in a release: “It’s an important and iconic event for our organization. Esports industry is growing rapidly, the level of competition is higher than it has ever been before”.He added: “Big brands from all over the world, famous sports and entertainment organizations have begun investing in the esports industry, therefore we are glad that Russian companies are not an exception. Opportunities provided by one of the leading technological companies will allow us to focus on achieving competitive success and interaction with our audience.”The financial power of MTS is unquestionable. The third quarter results for 2017 saw the company turn 114.6 billion Russian Rubles (~£1.4 billion) in revenue and have a total of 108.9 million mobile subscribers.Esports Insider says: Big news for Gambit as they’re acquired by an absolute giant of the telecom world with a lot of capital behind them. It’ll be intriguing to see what they do with the brand and how much funding Gambit will receive. It’s undoubtedly great news for them, however.
Longtime Vanderbilt athletic director David Williams died Friday, just a week after handing over the job to his successor. The school confirmed Williams’ death in a brief release. According to The Tennessean, Williams collapsed at a restaurant near campus Friday morning. David Williams II, trailblazing former vice chancellor and athletics director at Vanderbilt University, died Feb. 8 https://t.co/uoxo1mzGvt— Vanderbilt University (@VanderbiltU) February 8, 2019Williams came to Vanderbilt in 2000 as vice chancellor and took over the athletic department in 2003. He had also been a tenured professor at the Vanderbilt law school since 2000 and planned to focus on his work there after leaving the athletic department. When he announced his impending retirement from athletics last September, he had the second-longest tenure of any AD in the SEC, behind only Kentucky’s Mitch Barnhart. Williams also was the first African-American athletic director in the SEC. Williams said at the time that he would stay on until his successor was in place. Vanderbilt announced in December that former NBA G League president Malcolm Turner would assume the role Feb. 1. The school said last week that it planned to “celebrate Williams’ leadership and legacy” at a private event Friday. Instead, school officials mourned the loss of the man nicknamed “The Goldfather.” “David Williams stood tall on this campus, in this city and in college athletics nationally as an incomparable leader, role model and dear friend to me and so many others. We are devastated by this loss,” Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos said in a release. “His impact on our community is immeasurable and will be felt for generations to come. We offer our deepest condolences to Gail, his children and the entire Williams family on this immense loss.” I love U DW ❤️ my family and I will miss you. You believed in me…your wisdom and guidance forged a bond that will never be forgotten. The Williams family loved on my family, as well as our football family. There will never be another #Goldfather #RTI RIP my friend 💫⚓️⬇️ pic.twitter.com/ReLyVFcwY2— Derek Mason (@CoachDerekMason) February 8, 2019Before coming to Vanderbilt, Williams spent 14 years as a law professor and administrator at Ohio State. The Detroit native ran track and field as an undergraduate at Northern Michigan before earning his MBA and law degree from the University of Detroit. Williams is survived by his wife Gail, four children, six grandchildren and one great-grandson.