WhatsApp Print Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Linkedin Advertisement LimerickNewsResumption of Services Across UL Hospitals GroupBy Staff Reporter – July 9, 2020 426 Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads University Hospital LimerickUL Hospitals Group is gradually resuming services across its six sites and patients are being advised of precautionary measures to take in advance of and during their time in hospital in the context of the ongoing public health emergency.As part of our pandemic response, we took the decision on March 6th 2020 to defer almost all elective activity, including inpatient and day case surgery and outpatient appointments. Emergency and time-critical services have been protected throughout the pandemic and we commenced virtual clinics in many specialties for our outpatients.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up While virtual clinics will remain a significant feature for the duration of the pandemic, many patients require a face-to-face consultation or a physical examination or investigation. Our outpatient clinics are now gradually increasing the number of patients attending in person across the Group.Scheduled surgery as well as endoscopy and other diagnostic investigations have also recommenced in UHL, University Maternity Hospital Limerick, St John’s Hospital, Ennis Hospital, Nenagh Hospital and Croom Orthopaedic Hospital.We are carefully scaling up these services in line with the national public health guidance and in a manner which optimises patient care while minimising risks to patients, staff and the wider healthcare system. In line with IP&C best practice and the new realities around physical distancing, this will mean fewer patients in waiting rooms and in clinical areas at any one time and fewer patients on theatre lists on any one day.In advance of attending for an appointment or being admitted for a planned procedure, we are asking that patients take a number of measures in advance of or during their time in hospital. These include the following:– We may ask patients to cocoon or to self-isolate in advance of their procedure or appointment– We may ask patients to consent to a COVID-19 test in advance of a planned admission– We may ask patients to wear a face mask/other PPE or to change the face mask/face covering they are wearing on arrival– We may ask patients to complete a COVID-19 questionnaire over the phone in advance of coming to hospital and to repeat same on arrival. Patients with symptoms of COVID-19 will be asked to stay home.– We may ask patients to attend at less social hours to facilitate extended operating hours of services– We may ask patients or those accompanying them to wait in their car until closer to their appointment time– We may ask patients to attend another hospital for their procedure/appointmentIn all cases, patients will be contacted in advance by letter, by phone or by text and patients asked not to attend unless they have recently heard directly from the hospital.We ask that in the case of children attending for a procedure or appointment, they are accompanied by one adult only and that no siblings may attend. In the case of day surgery, persons accompanying the patient will not be permitted to wait in the hospital and will be asked to return once the patient has recovered.The increase in activity coincides with Phase 3 in the Government roadmap on the reopening of society. However, the visiting ban remains in place across our six hospitals. We have commenced work on how visiting restrictions can be eased pending national guidance on same.More information on the resumption of hospital services nationally and what we are asking of our patients is available here.Colette Cowan, CEO, UL Hospitals Group, said: “We are very pleased that patients are again coming in for their appointments and for their procedures. Across society we have had to adapt to the challenges presented by COVID-19 and our staff are no different.“During the pandemic, we have kept our emergency services open; we have re-imagined the physical environment; and we have adopted new ways of working so that by the second month of lockdown, we were back up to 50% of our usual outpatient activity, almost three in five of those appointments being completed virtually.“Our theatre staff redeployed to support critical care and are now returning to their substantive posts as we scale up planned surgery.“We are also asking our patients to do things differently. The buy-in from our citizens in terms of the public health advice has been the single biggest factor in containing and suppressing COVID-19 in the community.“Vigilance remains the watchword as acute hospitals stand up services. The capacity challenges faced by our hospitals in advance of the pandemic have only increased as a result of it.“There are currently 122 beds under construction in UHL and Croom Orthopaedic Hospital however compliance with physical distancing will require us to close beds elsewhere. For the foreseeable future, we will need to reduce footfall in our hospitals and see fewer patients physically in our clinics and in theatre.“We are also asking patients to consider all their care options – Injury Units, GP and GP out-of hours – before presenting to the Emergency Department and to use the phone where possible.” she said.Prof Brian Lenehan, Chief Clinical Director, UL Hospitals Group, said: “We are conscious that the unfortunate but necessary suspension of so much scheduled work as a result of the pandemic has been difficult on our patients. During the pandemic, we continued to operate emergency and trauma lists in theatre, including cancer patients.“As we gradually scale up our services, we will be prioritising the sickest patients first in line with national guidelines and with the agreement of the clinical leads across the various specialties.“It has been heartening in recent weeks to see more scheduled cancer and vascular cases in theatre, for example, and the increase in cardiology patients attending the cath lab.“Across UL Hospitals Group we have worked hard to increase our in-house COVID-19 testing, to establish new pathways to keep patients safe, to protect our critical care capacity through the course of the pandemic and to date to minimise any nosocomial spread of COVID-19.“In all of this, the safety of our patients and staff has been paramount and that will remain the case as we slowly and carefully increase services in the coming weeks,” Prof Lenehan said.Need information and advice on COVID-19? 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ITHACA, N.Y. — Multiple people have reported being drugged at bars on the Ithaca Commons, the Ithaca Police Department said in a news release Sunday.The IPD said over the past few nights, officers have received complaints from several people who say they might have been drugged at local bars on the Commons. Police did not specify which bars. Kelsey O’Connor Tagged: ipd, ithaca police department Your Crime & Courts news is made possible with support from: “If you have knowledge of these incidents, or feel that you may have been a victim in a similar incident in the City of Ithaca, please contact the Ithaca Police Department,” the IPD said in a statement. “Please remember not to leave any drinks unattended, do not consume any drinks which you did not see prepared in front of you, and be aware of your surroundings.Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ithaca Police Department. People can do so anonymously and by any of the following means:Police Dispatch: 607-272-3245Police Administration: 607-272-9973Police Tipline: 607-330-0000Email: [email protected] Email Tip Address: www.cityofithaca.org/ipdtipsFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/ithacapoliceTwitter: https://twitter.com/ithacapolice Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connor
In 1970, Tom Petty started his musical journey with a group called Mudcrutch. The relatively short lived group tried to make a name for themselves by moving to Los Angeles, CA (from Florida), but their 1975 single “Depot Street” failed to chart, and Mudcrutch disbanded by request of their record company, never to be heard from again.That is, until 2008, when Petty reunited with his original band members for their debut, eponymous album. While two of the Mudcrutch members, Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell, continued to work with Petty as members of the Heartbreakers, the other two members, Tom Leadon and Randall Marsh, added their unique sounds to the contribution. Now, eight years later, the classic Mudcrutch lineup is back once more with the appropriately titled new release, 2.Through his 40+ years in the music business, Tom Petty has accrued an improbable number of hits. So many of his songs are chart toppers; regular selections for the local classic rock radio station. This wasn’t something that I fully grasped until seeing Tom Petty in concert at the Hollywood Bowl back in 2008, singing along to nearly every song despite my mistaken impression of unfamiliarity with the catalog. From “You Wreck Me” through “American Girl,” the impressive night of music gave me nothing but respect for Mr. Petty.And that’s just it. Tom Petty is so iconic, his voice so recognizable, that anything he does will sound like, well, Tom Petty. Sure, there are moments where lead solos from Tom Leadon (brother of Eagles’ member Bernie Leadon) get more into the blues nitty-gritty than a Heartbreakers song might. There are individual songs written by Leadon, Tench, Marshall, and Campbell, but Petty kicks in the other seven of the eleven original songs on 2. There’s even a song called “Dreams of Flying,” which naturally conjures comparisons to the classic song, “Learning To Fly.”Fortunately, comparing Mudcrutch’s ‘2’ to the prolific Petty catalog is a good thing. The novelty of Mudcrutch was in full force on their debut album; eight years later, the novelty has translated into a tight-knit rocker. The album flows well from one song to the next, feeling more like an intimate live set than a studio recording. The band members are clearly having fun, coming through in the rootsy rock that defines an entire generation.Do yourself a favor and listen to the album in full, streaming below courtesy of NPR Music until its official release date of May 20th.
A report on whether a man charged with dangerous driving causing the death of eight people is fit to plead is to be compiled.Shaun KellyA suitable expert has been found to assess Shaun Kelly, 24, who is charged with the offences outside Clonmany, Co Donegal in 2010. Mr Kelly, of Ballymagann, Buncrana, was the driver of the car in which seven of his friends died and the driver of a coming in the opposite direction was also killed.Earlier this week Judge Keenan Johnson had told the State he urgently needed to have an expert assigned to Mr Kelly to see if he was fit to plead.At Letterkenny Circuit Court today State prosecutor Patricia McLaughlin today told Judge Johnson that she had found an expert Dr Mark Mulrooney, a Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.The court heard that Dr Mulrooney will examine Mr Kelly on April 26th and make his report after that.The defence are also having reports compiled on Mr Kelly.Kelly appeared in court as did several family members of those killed in the crash on July 11th, 2010.Judge Keenan Johnson said he was very anxious to have the matter dealt with.“It should be expedited as it is dragging on for far too long,” he said.The case has ben adjourned on several occasions and both Judge John O’Hagan, the residing judge and Judge Johnson have expressed their disappointment the case has not be dealt with.The state prosecutor Ms McLaughlin asked to be furnished with the report on Mr Kelly a week before the fitness to plead appearance.Judge Johnson said he will liaise with Judge O’Hagan to finalise a date for the fitness to plead appearance.The men who died in the crash on July 11th, 2010 were Hugh Friel (66), Urris, Clonmany, Eamon McDaid (22)of Ballymagan, Buncrana; Mark McLaughlin, (21) of Ballinahone, Fahan; Paul Doherty (19), of Ardagh, Ballyliffin; Ciaran Sweeney (19), of Ballyliffin; PJ McLaughlin (21), of Rockstown, Burnfoot; James McEleney (23), of Meenaduff, Clonmany and Damien McLaughlin (21), of Umricam, Buncrana.DOCTOR TO COMPILE REPORT ON MAN’S FITNESS TO PLEAD IN DEATH DRIVING CASE was last modified: April 10th, 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:clonmanycrashdonegalfitness to pleadLetterkenny Circuit CourtShaun Kelly
A tribunal comprising three senior judges will hear the proceedings relating to the complaint made against Neymar and Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu by Brazilian company DIS, which stems from his transfer to the club from Santos in 2013. According to EFE news agency, judge Jose Maria Vazquez Honrubia intends to pass the case on from the national court to the Criminal Chamber of the Audiencia Nacional, a higher judicial body, since prosecutors are calling for more severe sanctions than the maximum five-year prison sentence Vazquez Honrubia’s court can hand down. DIS’ complaint alleges corruption and fraud on the part of Neymar and Bartomeu relating to the current Paris Saint-Germain forward’s move to Barca five years ago, claiming the full cost of the transfer was hidden and therefore prevented them being paid in full for their 40 per cent share in the player’s ownership rights. The company alleges they are entitled to more than the reported €6.8 million they received when Neymar completed his move. All parties deny any wrongdoing.The complaint made by DIS is separate to that initiated against Neymar and Barca by ‘socio’ Jordi Cases in 2013, who alleged the misappropriation of funds and a lack of transparency in the deal that took the Brazil star to Camp Nou. A Spanish high court threw out Cases’ complaint in 2016 before a provincial court in Barcelona closed proceedings in December of the same year, after Barca reached an agreement with the Public Prosecutor’s Office and State Attorney’s Office.The star had also previously stood trial in his native Brazil on charges of evading taxes related to income earned from first club Santos and Barca as well as sponsors during the 2011-14 period. Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! In July 2017, a judge in Sao Paulo cleared him in a criminal trial on those accusations, ruling “lack of merit”, while a civil case brought forward by Brazilian tax authorities saw him agree to pay a reduced settlement on appeal. Neymar became football’s most expensive player in the summer of 2018 when he moved from Barca to PSG in a move worth €222 million (£200m/$262m). Since moving to France he has netted 40 goals in 42 appearances in all competitions, helping the Parisians to a domestic treble in his debut season with victory in Ligue 1, Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue competitions.His first campaign, however, was interrupted by a metatarsal injury that put him out of action in February, meaning he missed PSG’s Champions League exit in the last 16 at the hands of Real Madrid.
zoom US-based operator of dry bulkers Eagle Bulk Shipping has reached an agreement to purchase up to nine Ultramax dry bulk sister vessels from Greenship Bulk Trust.The deal will see the company acquire a minimum of six Crown-63 Ultramaxes, with an additional 3 ships contingent upon final approval from Greenship’s unit holders.Eagle Bulk Shipping said that the contract has a value of USD 153 million, assuming all 9 ships are transacted.Deliveries of the ships, which range in age from 2 to 5 years, is expected to start in April 2017.“Eagle Bulk continues to execute on our fleet renewal and growth strategy, and today’s announced acquisition affirms our ability to transact in a meaningful way,” Gary Vogel, Eagle Bulk’s CEO, said.“We view this as a milestone transaction, as it can increase our number of vessels by over 20% while meaningfully advancing the build-out of our owner-operator business model,” Vogel added.The delivery of all nine vessels would bring Eagle Bulk’s fleet to 50 owned ships.
Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Related Items:jamaica, ministry of agriculture, roger clarke Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Sept. 10 (JIS);The brightly shining sun belied the somber mood, which hung over the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston today (September 10) as the body of the much beloved late Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Roger Clarke, arrived in the island.There was hardly a dry eye among the throng of Cabinet Ministers, Government officials, and family members in attendance, as the casket, draped in the Jamaican flag, was carried by members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) past the honour guard created by the mourners, from the airplane to the hearse on the tarmac.Mr. Clarke died on August 28, 2014 while returning to the island from the United States, where he had gone for back surgery. The Government Ministers, led by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, raised their voices in unison as they belted out renditions of various hymns including “Great is thy faithfulness”, “How great thou art”, “I will go without a murmur”, “God will take care of you”, “Precious Lord lead me home”, while they awaited the arrival of Mr. Clarke’s body in the departure lounge. The singing resumed as the casket was placed in the hearse. Minister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites offered prayers, after which the Lord’s prayer was recited. Former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. P.J. Patterson, who was in attendance, said it was a “very sad occasion.”Speaking with JIS News, Mr. Clarke’s driver of 10 years, Easton Stewart expressed sadness that “my boss gone leave me”.“He was a good man to me and he always stood by my side. I loved him. I took him all over Jamaica,” he said, adding that he will just have to be strong with God.Mr. Clarke has been accorded an official funeral, which will be held on Saturday, September 13, at the St. George’s Anglican Church, Savanna-la-Mar, in Westmoreland. Interment will follow at a family plot in Glen Islay in Williamsfield.Mr. Clarke’s body has been transported to Manchester, where it will be housed at Lyn’s funeral home until tomorrow (September 11) when it will be available for public viewing across the island until Friday (September 12).On September 11, the body can be viewed at the People’s National Party (PNP) Headquarters, 89 Old Hope Road, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.,; on Friday, September 12, at the Sharon Baptist Church in Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon; and the Mannings High School in Savanna-la-Mar, in Westmoreland, between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on the same day.A wake will also be held on September 12, at Independence Park, in Savanna-la-Mar. Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill Recommended for you