It’s hip to be operated on at University Hospital Limerick

first_imgTwitter Numbers of Limerick hospital group staff sidelined by COVID-19 reduces by 162 in past 7 days Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Management at most overcrowded and most COVID-hit hospital apologise to patients ‘waiting over 100 hours’ for a bed Linkedin Email Facebook Updated statement on service disruptions UL Hospitals Group Previous articleLimerick young scientists put on a massive show of new ideasNext articleListen: From cattle to cannabis with a nod to St Swithin 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 64 patients waiting for beds in UHL NewsHealthIt’s hip to be operated on at University Hospital LimerickBy Bernie English – January 5, 2019 3081 TAGSawardhealthLimerick City and CountyNewsuniversity hospital limerick 53 patients waiting for beds at UHL Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Clinical Nurse Specialist Paula Lynch and Consultant Ortho-geriatrician Jude Ryan with the Golden Hip Award.UNIVERSITY Hospital Limerick has won the inaugural Golden Hip Award for their excellent standards in dealing with painful hip fractures.The award was presented for best compliance with the national standards in 2017 and was presented in Dublin at the annual Irish Hip Fracture Meeting.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Hip fractures are common injuries in older people and have significant consequences for life and quality of life.There were 3,497 people who suffered a broken hip in Ireland in 2017, 302 of them treated in UHL.UHL performed above the national average on every standard apart from patients having surgery within 48 hours of presentation and a quality improvement plan is in place to address this.Orthopaedic surgeons now have access to a dedicated operating theatre on Sundays to help with improving achievement of this standard. It is hoped that by the end of March 2019 there will be a full 7 day trauma theatre in effect.The Irish Hip Fracture Database (IHFD) monitors standards of care against international standards. It is a clinically led web-based audit and since its establishment has been driving improvements in care for hip fracture patients across the board.As the hospital which achieved the highest number of patients who met all six hip fracture standards in 2017, UHL was awarded the inaugural Golden Hip Award.Management of hip fracture patients involves many grades of staff working collaboratively to ensure patients have the best outcome.This includes paramedics, ED staff, orthopaedics/trauma, geriatricians and acute physicians, physiotherapists and other allied health professionals, rehabilitation services and home helps.Paula Lynch, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Orthopaedics, University Hospital Limerick, said : “It is a huge honour for UHL to receive the inaugural Golden Hip Award. As a team we pride ourselves in continually advocating for our hip fracture patients. Our goal is to deliver holistic care that is in line with current international best practice. While continued improvement in needed in this area, we will aim to keep improving on standards.” WhatsApp Printlast_img read more

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It’s time to “tidy up” your credit union

first_imgLast year, when I was getting ready to move, I was introduced to an amazing book. You may have heard of it: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo. It went through quite the rage last year – it seemed like you couldn’t look at Pinterest or Facebook without mention of the KonMari Method.Now, if you haven’t read the book, I am sure “tidying” doesn’t sound like something magical to you. It didn’t to me either. This seemed like a silly title for a book, and I was beyond skeptical when it was recommended to me. But, I can honestly tell you that this book changed my life.  Thankfully, I can also say it changed me in ways that expanded beyond my move.What makes this book so magical?Sure, Kondo gives tips on organizing, but it is more than that. Her book provides a very easy to understand and clear cut way to decide on anything that stays in your life. And help you determine what you have outgrown, or otherwise need to ditch.It all starts with one question. This one question can be asked about anything in your life, from spare buttons you keep in a drawer to your career. And, it can be applied to your credit union as well.The question is a simple one: Does this spark joy?Whenever you are presented with an item, ask yourself if it sparks joy. Does it make you happy when you see it or touch it or think about the outcome of that decision? If not – why are you wasting your time with it?Kondo says in her book that countless of her clients have gotten rid of their clutter in all facets of their life (more than just the physical stuff). Because when you surround yourself only with items that you love and that bring you joy, you start to realize all the things around you that aren’t making you happy. And you stop tolerating those things.According to Kondo, many of her clients have gone on to change jobs, start their own companies, get divorced, move to a new country, or take on other huge life changes after going through her program. They were finally able to see clearly after they tidied up their lives.So, when you think about your credit union, what items are taking up space and contributing to the clutter? Do you have any products that are outdated? Any features or benefits that your members don’t care about any more? What could you offer that your members would absolutely love? Your employees?At the end of the day, if your life isn’t full of joy (and items that spark that joy) it is time to make a change. Whether you make the changes in your personal life, or in your credit union…you will be so happy you did. 47SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Melina Palmer Why do people say one thing and do another? What really drives behavior? How does the brain actually work – and how can we best communicate with it? What does that … Web: www.thebrainybusiness.com Detailslast_img read more

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Youth the key to competitiveness and growth in Africa

first_img6 May 2016Brand South Africa presented an overview of the organisation and its efforts to encourage competitiveness in Africa at the 2016 Junior Chamber International (JCI) Africa and Middle East Conference, held in Johannesburg from 4 to 7 May 2016. The organisation presented during the conference’s Active Citizenship Workshop on 5 May 2016.Brand SA talking vision 2013 and active citizenship at the JCI Africa and the Middle East Conference. #JCIAMEC pic.twitter.com/LkZ9cnFiqt— Tshepo Thlaku (@Thlaku) May 5, 2016CEO Kingsley Makhubela also gave a keynote address on nation branding and the power of the youth in strengthening the nation brand.The Active Citizenship Workshop, presented by members of JCI Africa, focused on encouraging young people to become partners in progress for socioeconomic development. The aim of the workshop, and the conference itself, was to harness effective youth development practices to engage young people in the active roles they can take to build social cohesion.Delegates included JCI president Paschal Dike of Nigeria, and Tshepo Thlaku, chairman of the 2016 JIC event and president of JCI South Africa.The BSA presentation highlighted the many strides the country has made in building its reputation in Africa and the world. It also looked at the social and economic advancement of the country through active citizenship and a strong focus on trade and industrial competitiveness.The presentation aimed, in the words of the Brand South Africa slogan, to inspire new ways to motivate other African countries to become storytellers for the continent.#LatestIssue: @Brand_SA CEO Kingsley Makhubela on branding SA positively despite issues: https://t.co/ftCdU7EL4D pic.twitter.com/7L9WUSlGq9— Destiny Man (@Destiny_Man) March 31, 2016In his keynote address, Makhubela spoke about how young people have the ability and passion to continuously change the world. He used the examples of both the 40th anniversary of the 1976 Soweto student uprisings and last year’s #FeesMustFall demonstrations.“South African youth demonstrated how they could come together and collectively fight for a cause that would change the conditions for millions of young people in our country,” Makhubela said. “Education is a critical enabler for development and equally for national competitiveness. The youth of South Africa did more than just fight for no increases and additional funds, they are fighting for the country’s very development.”Turning to global issues, particularly those affecting Africa and the Middle East, Makhubela said youth power was key to spreading democracy and reducing inequality. “Young people are playing a critical role in raising levels of awareness about the unsustainability of current frameworks and paradigms,” he said.Concluding, Makhubela emphasised that young people must understand that with every right comes a responsibility to change the world without destroying it. He quoted the African Union’s Agenda 2063 for long term growth and development on the continent, which states: “Present generations are confident that the destiny of Africa is in their hands, and that we must act now to shape the future we want.”Annually, the JCI conference brings together over 1 000 young active citizens, representing more than 50 partner countries from Africa, the Middle East and Europe. The attendees participate in a host of inspirational sessions, practical workshops, meetings with important political and economic players, as well as fun social events. These all encourage emerging young talent to share best practices, exchange ideas and determine the future of the organisation and the young people in the regions it represents.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

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San Beda racks up 14th straight win, eliminates EAC

first_imgFire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kobe Bryant says he’d kneel for anthem Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 93 PLAY LIST 02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9300:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Nextcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary The Scores:SAN BEDA 88 – Soberano 17, Mocon 15, Tankoua 12, Abuda 10, Carino 8, Bolick 6, Tongco 6, Bahio 4, Noah 4, Presbitero 2, Adamos 2, Cabanag 2, Doliguez 0, Oftana 0.EAC 51 – Onwubere 22, Tampoc 8, Garcia 6, Pascua 5, Bugarin 5, Bautista 3, I. Mendoza 2, Munsayac 0, Corilla 0, J. Mendoza 0, Neri 0, Diego 0.Quarters: 26-11, 40-28, 60-34, 88-51. View comments AC Soberano. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDisplaying its playoff form, San Beda waylaid Emilio Aguinaldo College, 88-51, to notch its 14th straight win Friday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.“We’re happy we got this win and I hope  we’ll be this consistent consistent until the end of the playoffs,” said coach Boyet Fernandez, as the Red Lions moved up to 15-1.ADVERTISEMENT “Credit to the boys for getting this one against EAC and hopefully this prepares against Letran next Friday and Lyceum next next week.”AC Soberano waxed hot as he went 5-of-7 from downtown to nab 17 points, and three rebounds to lead San Beda.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJavee Mocon added 15 markers, eight of which coming in the opening frame, to go with 12 boards and three assists, while Donald Tankoua also registered a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.Franz Abuda had 10 markers, while Robert Bolick dished a team-best 12 assists on top of his six points and three boards. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH After EAC started the game on a 5-0 start, San Beda answered back with a killer 26-6 blast behind Mocon, Tankoua, and Abuda to grab a 26-11 lead and blow the game wide open.Though elated with how San Beda played against the Generals, Fernandez continued to preach consistency as the Red Lions brace for the final two elimination games as well as the playoffs.“We’re hoping to be consistent. It’s the first time we led by 37 points at the end of the game. I hope this will be a good start for us,” he said. “But again, I will just preach consistency on our execution and defense. We cannot win against LPU if we won’t be consistent in our execution and our defense.”Sidney Onwubere paced EAC with 22 points, six rebounds, and two assists, but was the lone bright spot for the team in the ouster.The Generals are now out of the playoff race after falling to their fourth straight defeat to drop to 6-10.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentlast_img read more

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10 months agoJuventus clear Higuain to join Chelsea

first_imgJuventus clear Higuain to join Chelseaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveGonzalo Higuain has requested a transfer to Chelsea.Sportmediaset says the striker has asked Juventus for permission to make the move to Stamford Bridge.The Argentinian striker has flattered to deceive on loan at AC Milan, where he has scored just five Serie A goals in 14 games.The 31-year-old is desperate to reunite with former boss Maurizio Sarri.Higuain banged in 38 goals in 42 matches under the tutelage of Sarri in their only season together at Napoli, before he jumped ship to sign for the Old Lady.And the Italian news outlet also claims that Juve have given the World Cup runner-up the green light for the deal to go ahead. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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20 days agoInter Milan boss Conte hits out at Juventus fans over petition

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Inter Milan boss Conte hits out at Juventus fans over petitionby Carlos Volcano20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan boss Antonio Conte has hit out at his former Juventus fans ahead of today’s game.Conte was asked about the petition, signed by over 15,000 fans, to have his star removed from the Allianz Stadium Walk of Fame, a proposal already rejected by Juve president Andrea Agnelli.“I’m disappointed that he had to intervene, because it just gave publicity to a vulgar proposition. It gave room to a move that showed ignorance, lacking values and education. I didn’t even want to discuss this, but you in the media are giving a spotlight to these stupid and ignorant people,” replied Conte.“Those are not fans, they are ignorant. I gave a message to the fans 10 days ago. We are fortunate to be involved in the best sport in the world and must set the example, pass on positive values and be enthusiastic about playing football. This is sport, not war. Sometimes people forget that.“It is a sport that should reflect positive human values, not hate and violence. If that’s not the case, then I am the first to walk away. Nobody makes me work as a Coach.“It’s increasingly difficult, because society nowadays highlights hatred and violence. I’ve honestly struggled since I came back to Italy from England. I see situations and wonder why I am even doing this.“As long as my passion for this sport surpasses these issues, then I will continue. If my passion drops, I will be the first to say it’s time to call it quits. It won’t be a big loss for football, but it won’t be a loss for me either.” last_img read more

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AltaGas to Bring Canadian Propane Closer to Asia

first_imgzoom Canadian energy infrastructure company AltaGas has reached a positive final investment decision (FID) on its Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal, the first propane export facility on the country’s west coast, having received approval from federal regulators.The firm said it has signed long-term agreements securing land tenure along with rail and marine infrastructure on Ridley Island and will proceed with the construction, ownership and operation of the terminal. The construction is expected to begin in early 2017 in compliance with the approval and the new facility will be in service by the first quarter of 2019.The site is near Prince Rupert, British Columbia, on a section of land leased by Ridley Terminals from the Prince Rupert Port Authority. The locational advantage is very short shipping distances to markets in Asia, notably a 10-day shipping time compared to 25-days from the US Gulf Coast, AltaGas said. In addition, the site benefits from marine jetty and berthing facilities with deep water access to the Pacific Ocean.The terminal will be designed to ship 1.2 million tons of propane per year, which will be shipped to markets in Asia on approximately 20 to 30 very large gas carriers (VLGCs).The proposed facility is estimated to cost approximately CAD 450 – 500 million (USD 338 – 376 million).Along with FID, AltaGas plans to offer a third party the option to take an equity position of up to 30 percent in the Ridley Export Terminal.In May, 2016, AltaGas LPG entered into a memorandum of understanding with Tokyo-based Astomos Energy Corporation (Astomos) contemplating a multi-year agreement, for the purchase of at least 50 percent of the 1.2 million tons of propane available to be shipped from the terminal each year.The firm said it has finalized a definitive agreement with Astomos containing the key commercial terms for the sale and purchase of these volumes of propane. Discussions with Astomos and several other third party off-takers for further capacity commitments are proceeding, according to AltaGas.last_img read more

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Goldman Sachs CEO Blankfein to retire by year end – report

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Goldman Sachs Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein has started plans to retire and could do so as soon as the end of this year, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.However, Blankfein distanced himself from the Journal’s story, joking on Twitter, “I feel like Huck Finn listening to his own eulogy.”Blankfein, 63, has run Goldman since 2006, and ran the New York firm through the housing market bubble and subsequent financial crisis. The firm also became a target of intense populist anger during the Great Recession. It emerged from the crisis transformed, focusing less on risky trading and is now exploring new businesses like consumer loans.The two people considered as candidates to replace Blankfein are Harvey Schwartz and David Solomon, who share the position as chief operating officer, the Journal said, citing undisclosed sources. Both Schwartz and Solomon have been considered successors to Blankfein in the past in reports.Discussions on whether Blankfein would step down heated up a few years ago when he was diagnosed with lymphoma. He successfully underwent radiation and chemotherapy and has publicly said he considers himself cured.Gary Cohn, who previously was Goldman’s chief operating officer, left last year to become chief economic adviser to President Donald Trump. He was considered at the time as the most likely successor to Blankfein. However, the Journal reported that Goldman is not looking beyond Schwartz or Solomon.Cohn resigned his position at the White House earlier this week and is not expected to return to Goldman.Blankfein is one of only a couple big Wall Street CEOs who ran their firms before the financial crisis and still are at the helms today. Bank of America, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo have all replaced their CEOs over the years. All who remain are Blankfein and Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co.Blankfein in his later years has become more outspoken about his views. He has been a vocal critic of the Trump administration on immigration and diversity issues and typically uses his own Twitter account to weigh in on public issues. Along with his Mark Twain reference, Blankfein said on Twitter about the reports, “It’s @WSJ’s announcement … not mine.”A Goldman Sachs Group Inc. spokesman declined to comment on the report.last_img read more

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CBS investigates misconduct claims following report on CEO

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – CBS says independent members of its board of directors are investigating personal misconduct claims after reports that the company’s chief executive, Les Moonves, is the subject of an upcoming New Yorker story detailing sexual misconduct allegations.The media company says it takes all allegations of personal misconduct seriously. It says the independent directors are “investigating claims that violate the company’s clear policies in that regard.”CBS did not name Moonves but said it issued the statement Friday in response to the upcoming New Yorker article.Shares in CBS tumbled when the reports of the misconduct allegations began to circulate around noon Friday, as investors worried that Moonves might be forced to step down. They closed down 6 per cent, the company’s worst one-day loss in more than six years.last_img read more

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