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Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL

first_imgNewsBreaking newsProceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHLBy Bernie English – March 10, 2020 433 TAGScancelledCoronavirusfeaturedout patientssurgery elective proceeduresuniversity hospital limerick No vaccines in Limerick yet Advertisement Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region Medical photo created by freepik – www.freepik.comTHE cancellation of almost all elective surgeries and outpatient appointments across all six sites of UL Hospitals Group is to be extended for a further day to Wednesday, March 11.The Group regrets having to extend this reduction of service into a third day, after outpatient appointments and elective procedures were cancelled for Monday and Tuesday of this week.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A visitor ban will also remain in place this Wednesday, March 11, at University Hospital Limerick, University Maternity Hospital Limerick, and Ennis, Nenagh, St John’s and Croom Hospitals.The UL Hospitals Group crisis management team has extended the measures in the interests of patient and staff safety, and the group regrets any inconvenience or distress caused to those patients who are affected by the cancellations. Those patients will be rescheduled at the earliest opportunity.There are a number of exceptions where appointments are still going ahead this Tuesday and Wednesday:– Dialysis (UHL)– Cancer services (oncology and haematology day ward; haematology and oncology OPD clinics; medical oncology clinics; Ward 4B appointments) (UHL)– Ante-natal clinic; diabetes in pregnancy clinic; elective c-sections (UMHL)– Cardiology diagnostics (UHL)– OPAT (antibiotic therapy) (UHL)– Radiology outpatients (UHL)– Fracture Clinic (UHL)– Paediatrics: oncology/radiology day case/diabetes education (UHL)A limited number of other urgent outpatient appointments will be called directly by staff to confirm the appointment.UL Hospitals Group CEO, Colette Cowan, said: “We sincerely regret having to reduce services across our sites. However, patient safety is our highest priority and as part of a number of actions in that regard, it is necessary to reduce activity and prioritise services for our sickest patients.”“We have entered a challenging period, one for which our staff have been preparing for several weeks, and we are now putting those plans into effect. We ask that members of the public help us in our efforts, by observing the visitor ban in our hospitals, by attending the Emergency Department at UHL only when necessary; by following relevant public health advice from reputable sources; and taking simple precautions to protect themselves, their loved ones and our community at large.” Twitter Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Previous articleBosco’s Once Upon A Time Tour comes to the Lime Tree TheatreNext articleSinead brings new vision to Limerick business women Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. center_img Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Shannon Chamber welcomes announcement that drive-thru Covid-19 testing centre to open at Shannon Airport Facebook Annie Lynch is the first person to receive the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Ireland Print WhatsApplast_img read more

Flavor of Georgia

first_imgThe brown and orange marbling of the cheddar hinted at the cocoa and guajilla peppers used to flavor the cheese. This unique creamy-spicy flavor combination won Flat Creek Aztec Cheddar and Caroline Harless of Swainsboro the grand prize at the 2009 Flavor of Georgia food competition. On March 16, the University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development will reveal the winners of the 2010 Flavor of Georgia contest. As part of Georgia Ag Day, Gov. Sonny Perdue will present awards for top products and a grand prize for the overall winner. Winners earn the right to have their products stamped with the 2010 Flavor of Georgia logo. The judges are looking for market-ready foods – either commercially available or prototypes – from across the state. Categories include barbecue and hot sauces, confections, dairy products, meat products, snack foods, and jams, jellies and sauces. Entries will be judged on flavor, best use of Georgia ingredients, Georgia theme, unique or innovative qualities, commercial appeal and originality. Flavor of Georgia is only a starting point for many of the category winners, said Sharon Kane, contest director. “Nearly two-thirds of last year’s contestants saw an increase in their sales and business contacts following the contest,” she said. Competition entries will be accepted through Jan. 22. Semifinalists will be announced in February. Final judging will be March 15 at the Freight Depot in Atlanta. Register online at http://www.flavorofgeorgia.caes.uga.edu/. For more information, call Kane at (706) 542-9809 or e-mail [email protected] The annual food contest is sponsored by the CAED in partnership with the Governor’s Agricultural Advisory Commission, Georgia Agribusiness Council and UGA Department of Food Science and Technology.last_img read more

Dant rebound to take OSCL playoffs title

first_img…Restoration Warriors win `B’ ConferenceBy Frederick HalleyTORONTO, Canada – Displaying great resilience following their crushing defeat the previous day in the Norman Sue Bakery 15-over final, Dant rebounded to defeat EC Bannas by four wickets in the Conference `A’ playoffs final, played last Sunday at the Ashtonbee Number One ground, as the Ontario Softball Cricket League (OSCL) 2017 season ended in a blaze of glory.The victory by Dant meant they had retained the Playoffs Championships for the fourth consecutive year, adding to their Caribbean Sensation 10/10 title, and the Conference `A’ regular season crown. They however had to settle for the runner-up spot in the NSB 15-over tournament, going down by nine wickets to archrivals Sunshine.The `B’ Conference saw Restoration Warriors upstaging favourites Enmore in a nail-biting finish, winning by four runs over the regular season champions who had tallied 83 points to their fourth placed opponents who ended with 65.Dant’s victory was engineered by a brilliant all-round performance by former Guyana national captain Damador Daesrath, who was undefeated on 31 when victory was achieved at 139 for six, in pursuit of EC Bannas 137 for eight made in the allotted 20 overs.`B’ Division champs, Restoration WarriorsDaesrath, who was voted the Most Valuable Player (MVP) for Dant, had earlier featured prominently in the bowling with the outstanding figures of three for 15 in four overs.Daesrath, who clobbered three sixes and a four in his fine knock, joined his skipper, Looknauth Ramsuchit, with Dant in some bother at 81 for six in the 14th over, and in danger of losing their second final in successive days.The two Berbicians, however, batted with great poise, adding an unbeaten 59, and romping to victory with five deliveries to spare. Ramsuchit played a captain’s innings of 32 not out, and which was laced with two fours and a six. For EC Bannas, Amit Pooran claimed two for 15 and captain, Trevon Garraway, grabbed two for 39.MVP, Elton Baker, with a solitary boundary in his 27, was the top scorer for EC Bannas who were also indebted to some 39 extras, mostly wides, as they reached a challenging total. Bholanauth Sukhu supported Daesrath with two for 28.The much-anticipated `B’ Division final lived up to its pre-game hype, with the winners decided with two deliveries remaining in the final over in the low-scoring affair.Set 94 for victory, after Enmore were dismissed for a disappointing 93 in 19.4 overs, Restoration Warriors huffed and puffed their way to 96 for nine in a similar number of overs, with skipper, Ravi Bodo, leading from the front with 33 and being the only batsman to reach double figures. His knock included four fours and two sixes. Extras contributed a healthy 31, including 17 wides.Zakier Yusuff, who was later voted the Most Valuable Player (MVP) for Enmore, captured four for 21, while Mahesh Ramroop (three for 22) and captain, Shiv Persaud (two for eight) were among the wickets.Former Guyana Under-19 player Eugene LaFleur with 21 (one six and a four) was Enmore’s leading scorer, while the bowling honours went to MVP Fazil Rasool (three for eight) and Navin Misir (four for 22).OSCL president Albert Ramcharran thanked the teams for their participation in the 2017 season and reminded the players that the league will be making attempts to participate in the upcoming Guyana Softball Cup, depending on the availability of players.The league’s annual presentation, dinner and dance is set for Saturday, October 21 at the Estate Banquet Hall, Scarborough.last_img

Chelsea and Bolton agree Cahill fee

first_imgChelsea have agreed a fee with Bolton for England defender Gary Cahill, it has been confirmed.The two clubs recently began discussing a deal for the 26-year-old, who has also been a target for Tottenham.And, speaking ahead of his team’s match against Wolves, Bolton manager Owen Coyle confirmed that a bid – believed to be in the region of £7m – had been accepted.“There has been a fee agreed between the clubs and we have now given Gary’s representatives permission to speak to Chelsea,” the Press Association quoted Coyle as saying.Cahill, whose Bolton contract is due to expire this summer, joined Wanderers for £5m from Aston Villa in January 2008.He made his England debut against Ghana in March 2011 and scored his first international goal in the 3-0 victory over Bulgaria.Chelsea are thought to be keen to announce his signing on Sunday, but by Friday afternoon were still some way from agreeing personal terms with the player.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Datebook 10/10

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TODAY: Woodland Hills-Warner Center Neighborhood Council will meet at 6:30 p.m., Parkman Middle School, 20800 Burbank Blvd., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 713-8600. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and a phone number – to Daily News City Desk, PO Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail [email protected] last_img read more

Garda probe after driver seriously injured in crash

first_imgGardaí are appealing for witnesses to a collision that occurred in Fintown last week. A two-car collision on Thursday last resulted in one driver being hospitalised for serious injuries.An investigation is underway, while gardaí are appealing to anyone that was in the area at 8.20am that witnessed the incident or if anyone had a dash-cam from the time to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on  074-9167100. Any information will be passed to Glenties Garda station from there.Garda probe after driver seriously injured in crash was last modified: June 11th, 2019 by Caitlin LairdShare 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)last_img read more

SA ratchets up ARV rollout

first_img9 May 2007South Africa had almost doubled the number of people receiving anti-retroviral therapy from the public health sector between March and December 2006.According to Social Services Minister Zola Skweyiya, a total of 239 244 were receiving therapy by December last year, up from 134 473 in March the same year.This is in addition to an estimated 80 000 people who are receiving anti-retroviral therapy from private sector health outlets.Briefing reporters on progress made by departments in government’s social cluster on Tuesday, Skweyiya said in the 2006/07 financial year, 425-million condoms were distributed.At the same time, 4 189 voluntary counselling sites had been set up for people infected with HIV by the end of March this year.By the end of February this year, 493 000 patients were receiving nutritional support to strengthen their immune systems against the onset of Aids, while, by the end of March this year, 320 facilities had been accredited as government treatment centres.This figure includes nine accredited centres in prisons and seven at centres run by the South African National Defence Force.By the end of December last year, 14 269 healthcare workers were trained in the government’s comprehensive HIV/Aids care, management and treatment programme.Also in the briefing, Skweyiya indicated that the newly reconstituted South African National AIDS Council, (SANAC), chaired by Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, would be playing a central role in the fight against HIV/Aids.SANAC, which brings together almost all stakeholders – from government and civil society – to combat HIV/Aids, has already adopted government’s new national strategic plan for HIV/Aids, which stretches across five years, from 2007 to 2011.Under this new plan, the target is to achieve a 50% reduction of new infections by 2011 and provide appropriate treatment, care and support services, with government budgeting billions of rand to treat those infected.Speaking to reporters at the same briefing, the Department of Health’s director-general Thami Mseleku said more opportunities were being sought within the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) to provide work for people involved in home- and community-based care.Already, 89 000 people had been provided with work from EPWP programmes, which were aiming to provide 150 000 “work opportunities” by the end of this year, Mseleku said.In the 2007 Budget presented in February this year, Finance Minister Trevor Manuel announced an additional R1.65-billion for comprehensive treatment.By the 2009/10 financial year, spending on dedicated HIV/Aids programmes by various government departments is expected to exceed R5-billion a year.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

South African university plans telescope

first_img29 June 2015The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) was embarking on a cutting edge legacy project to build a R70-millionradio telescope, Professor Kavilan Moodley said yesterday.Moodley, who works at the university’s astrophysics and cosmology research department, was speaking on the sidelines of a two-day annual astronomy meeting in Umhlanga, Durban.“The university is building a telescope called the Hirax which is a hydrogen intensity mapping and real time analysis experiment,” he said.“We conceptualised the project over a year ago and submitted our proposal to the National Research Foundation [NRF] to fund it. It is being supported through a new programme at the foundation called the Institutional Engagement Programme Directorate.“The NRF is going around the country asking universities what is the one thing that they want to be known for,” said Moodley. This would be UKZN’s legacy project.“It’s actually planned to be 1 000 dishes. of 6m diameter each. We will start developing them in Durban then we are going to build a prototype of about eight dishes to test the system out and then beyond that we plan to put 128 of these dishes in the Karoo near the MeerKAT project,” he said.If it was successful, the project will be expanded to the 1 000 dishes. UKZN was supporting it because it would be at the cutting edge of astronomy, Moodley added.“The Hirax will assist us to be able to look back in time and what that means is that we will be looking out into the universe. We will be looking to a few billion years after the beginning of time.“There is a lot of interesting science we can do with the Hirax. The city has indicated to us that we are going to develop a site here and we are also going to be working on the project with the Durban University of Technology.“We have one dish at the harbour that has arrived for the telescope. It was constructed by our international partners so we are now going to start working on it. We will collaborate with the city on the project because they have indicated that they have strong support for the project. We haven’t decided where the dishes will be.”With a budget of about R70-million, the project was actually “quite cheap as big telescope projects like the MeerKAT cost billions of rands”.“UKZN is contributing a significant amount. We have funded the first phase, which is building 128 dishes, and we are planning to get input from the NRF and our international partners on how else we can get funding,” said Moodley.Source: News24Wirelast_img read more

We Presentations and You Presentations

first_imgThere are two kinds of presentations you can give. The first is a “we” presentation. That presentation starts with “who we are.” It then moves into “what we do.” It continues into “how we do it,” and “who we serve,” leaving nothing to chance when establishing your company’s credibility.All About UsThere is a very clear indication to anyone who is subjected to a “we” presentation what the presenter believes is most important. It is all about the presenter and their company, nothing about their prospect. In fairness, “we” presenters believe that their prospective client is asking the questions, “Who are you? What do you do? How do you do it? And who do you work with?”Unfortunately, “we” presentations aren’t very compelling. The earlier you provide this type of presentation, the worse the outcome, especially if you want to be relevant. Your dream client isn’t struggling because they don’t know who you are, and once they know who you are, they are left no better than before you found them. We presentations mostly work against you.All About You“You” presentations are different. You presentations answer a different set of questions. They start by describing “Why it is so difficult for you to produce the results you need.” They move forward into “Here is what we know about you?” From there, they share “Here is what you might do about your challenge and your opportunities,” and “Here is how you might do it, and here is what other people like you have done.”“You” presentations are more powerful than “We” presentations. If you deliver an excellent “You” presentation, your dream client is going to be interested in learning about you, and then you can answer the questions about who you are, what you do, why you do it, how you do it, and who you serve. The fact that you know what your dream client is challenged with, why they are challenged, and how they might move forward establishes your credibility better than anything you can say about your company.The order in which you present “We” and “You” here determines how relevant your dream client will find you and your presentation. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

Olympic tennis: Serena Williams and Venus Williams win doubles gold

first_imgThe Williams sisters, Serena and Venus, claimed their record fourth tennis gold in the Olympics as they overpowered Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic in the women’s doubles final in Lodon on Sunday.The American duo broke down spirited resistance from Hlavackova and Hradecka to win 6-4, 6-4.The Williams sisters took the doubles gold at the Sydney and Beijing Games, missing the doubles competition in Athens due to Serena’s injury.Saturday, Serena Williams thrashed Maria Sharapova of Russia 6-0, 6-1 to win the Olympic women’s singles gold, while Venus Williams won the singles in Sydney.Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond of the United States face Russia’s Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova in the women’s doubles bronze medal match later on Sunday.last_img read more