Concern as Donegal Circuit Court appeals to be heard in Castlebar

first_img By News Highland – July 9, 2012 Twitter Newsx Adverts Google+ Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter Facebook Concern as Donegal Circuit Court appeals to be heard in Castlebar Google+center_img Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleLetterkenny General could be colorectal cancer screening centreNext articleHigh Court finds in favour of Government in Thomas Pringle challenge News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Circuit Court appeals for Donegal cases due to be heard in the High Court today have been moved to Castlebar, a decision which is being questioned by Senator Jimmy Harte.He says he’s been contacted by legal representative and clients who cannot understand why they must travel to Castllebar to have their cases heard by a High Court judge, particularly as these are civil cases, and therefore no free legal aid is available.Senator Harte says in one case, a 300 mile round trip is necessary, and he’ll be raising the issue in the Seanad tomorrow..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jhart830courts.mp3[p/podcast] Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published last_img read more

Your Stadium Moment !!

first_imgYour Stadium Moment !!Shared from missc on 13 Jun 2016 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. I’ve mentioned this in the past, but in case you missed it, I am a music freak !! I have music playing pretty much all throughout every day and in everything I do. There’s even a hashtag that a few of my friends and I started called #HRMusicShare on Twitter. It captures what people are listening to and it’s a ton of fun. Music is something that brings us all together.Read full article Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Pup production and distribution of breeding Antarctic fur seals (Arctocephalus gazella) at South Georgia

first_imgA census of the breeding population of Antarctic fur seals (Arctocephalus gazella) at South Georgia was carried out during the 1990/91 breeding season. Using counts of adult females ashore at the breeding grounds during the pupping period, together with corrections for the likelihood of a female being ashore at a census and for pregnancy rate (71% in 1990/91), pup production was estimated as 269 000 (95% confidence intervals 188 000-350000). The breeding population in 1990/91 was reduced at long-term study sites probably because of limited food availability. Data from these sites were used to estimate the pup production of the population had 1990/91 been a typical year. Based on values from 1983/84 to 1990/91, pup production in 1990/91 would have been 378000 (se=19100) if it had been an average year. The annual increase in pup production from 1976/77 to 1990/91 has declined to 9.8% since the initial period of population expansion in the 1950s and 1960s. Increased population size has led to an expansion of the breeding range at South Georgia.last_img read more

HMAS Newcastle Comes to the Rescue of Injured Merchant Seamen

first_img View post tag: comes View post tag: News by topic June 11, 2013 View post tag: Seamen View post tag: Defence View post tag: HMAS View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Newcastle Comes to the Rescue of Injured Merchant Seamen View post tag: Basin HMAS Newcastle Comes to the Rescue of Injured Merchant Seamencenter_img View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: Merchant View post tag: Injured Australia’s HMAS Newcastle has provided medical treatment and evacuated two badly burned Filipino merchant seamen from a stricken oil tanker in the Somali Basin.The seamen from the Liberian registered Merchant Tanker Perla, were severely burned during a machinery fire which left the tanker powerless, adrift and vulnerable to pirate attack on 7 June 2013.Heavy seas required Newcastle’s embarked Sea Hawk helicopter to affect the rescue which winched a three-person medical team to Perla to treat and recover the seriously injured men shortly after dawn on 8 June.Newcastle’s Commanding Officer Commander Paul O’Grady said sea conditions prevented immediate transfer of the casualties. “After steaming 100 nautical miles at best speed to reach the Perla, the sea state prevented us from rendering immediate assistance,” Commander O’Grady said.“By radio, our Medical Officer Lieutenant Natalie Boulton established the casualties were stable enough to remain onboard until conditions improved. Being in a known pirate area we took up a security position for Perla.”Medical team member Able Seaman John Baguio, a Filipino speaker, reassured the casualties.“I was humbled that I could help merchant seamen from my old country, as a member of my new country’s Navy,” Able Seaman Baguio said.“Before leaving the Philippines, I had trained to be a merchant seaman myself, so this whole situation was surreal. It was a fantastic opportunity and I was glad I could help out in my small way.“It made me feel very proud of being in the Royal Australian Navy.” The specially-trained Navy medics winched onboard the merchant vessel assessed two men as seriously injured with second and third degree burns to their face, head, shoulder and hands. The third man had a second degree burn to his arm and was provided first aid by Newcastle’s medics.The two serious casualties were winched to Newcastle’s embarked Sea Hawk helicopter and transferred to Newcastle’s embarked medical officer for treatment and stabilisation.The men were provided medical care overnight until the arrival of Spanish Naval Ship ESPS Numancia (Santa Maria Class Guided Missile Frigate) joined which facilitated the evacuation of the injured men to a hospital at Port Victoria, Seychelles.Newcastle is conducting maritime security operations in the region as part of the Combined Maritime Forces.HMAS Newcastle’s mission is to promote a secure maritime environment for the benefit of legitimate mariners and this rescue operation is an example of multi-national collaboration between the French, Spanish and Australian naval assets.[mappress]Press Release, June 11, 2013; Image: Australian Navy View post tag: rescue View post tag: Somali View post tag: Newcastlelast_img read more

Press release: Third record-breaking year for GP trainee recruitment

first_imgGrowing the workforce will mean bigger teams of staff providing a wider range of care options for patients, and will free up more time for doctors to focus on those with more complex needs.The government has committed at least an additional £1.5 billion in cash terms for general practice over the next 4 years to help boost the workforce.This is in addition to the £4.5 billion real terms annual increase announced for primary and community care in the NHS Long Term Plan by 2023 to 2024.Earlier this month the latest UCAS statistics revealed a 16% rise in applicants for nursing and midwifery courses in England, the second year-on-year increase. The Nursing and Midwifery’s Council has also reported its largest ever annual increase of registered nursing and midwifery professionals, with around 18,370 more on the permanent register to work in the UK compared to a year ago. GP trainee numbers rise by record 15% compared to last year New figures affirm government on track to meet target for 3,500 doctors entering training Government committed to delivering an extra 50 million appointments a year for patients as well as 6,000 more doctors in general practice This is fantastic news for the NHS: for the third year running GP trainee recruitment is breaking records. We’re now well on our way to beating our annual target, showing there is growing interest in this fantastic career. These new trainees will ensure a pipeline of talent for the future and help us deliver an extra 50 million appointments a year for patients as well as 6,000 more doctors in general practice.center_img Figures released by Health Education England (HEE) today show there have been 3,441 acceptances onto GP specialty training in 2020, compared to 2,891 at the same stage in 2019.With one more recruitment round to go, HEE is on track to beat its target for recruiting 3,500 doctors in training to general practice this year.NHS England and HEE are working together with the profession to increase the general practice workforce in England. This includes measures to boost recruitment, address the reasons why doctors leave the profession, and encourage them to return to practice.The government is committed to growing the workforce by 6,000 more doctors, as well as thousands more physiotherapists, pharmacists and other highly skilled practitioners, to deliver an extra 50 million appointments a year.Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said:last_img read more

Stencilled Cupcakes

first_imgQ: How do you get that wonderful shiny gold finish on your stencilled cupcakes?A: It is not difficult at all, you just need a good quality cake stencil – Lindy’s Cakes sells a good selection http://www.lindyscakes.co.uk/shop/Stencils/ and some white vegetable fat.I use Trex, and some edible gold lustre dust, I find that the Squires Kitchen lustres give you the most brilliant finish. Place your chosen cake stencil on some freshly rolled out sugarpaste. Press down on it with a smoother, or something similar, to force the sugarpaste up to the top surface of the stencil.Smear white vegetable fat over the stencil to act as a glue. Then using a soft dusting brush liberally dust over the stencil with the edible dusting powder. Remove any excess and carefully lift the stencil to reveal a gorgeous metallic pattern. Use the sugarpaste to decorate cupcakes or cookies.Good luckDo you have a question for the Cake Doctor? Send it to: [email protected] Lindy Smith’s websitelast_img read more

Saint Mary’s hosts series on motherhood

first_imgSaint Mary’s prides itself on providing a well-rounded liberal education. For many, this does not merely mean acquiring knowledge in a variety of subject matter, but also in providing the skills to succeed in any pursuit they may have in life. For many young women, this means motherhood.Saint Mary’s is hosting a three-part event series focusing on mothering and being an activist, change maker or politician. Following the canceling of the “Activism and Motherhood” event due to the polar vortex, the next event will be “Woman, Mother, Changemaking,” which will be happening next Wednesday, Feb. 13.Rebekah DeLine, director of the Office for Civic and Social Engagement and the event’s organizer said the idea for the event was born from simple small talk and inquisitions from students.“I have been mulling this idea for the last year or two,” Deline said. “Students were interested in my own life as a working mom, asking me about my kids and seeing my kids in the office if they are sick or school got canceled. They seemed really interested in that.”Those moments led DeLine to organize the event in order to connect students to qualified sources in academic sources.“I do not necessarily see myself as the best example, but I do think that we have great examples in the community for students to learn from,” DeLine said.DeLine recognized that this event caters to a school like Saint Mary’s, where motherhood more directly affects students due to the all-female student body.“I think that it is a unique niche we have here at Saint Mary’s that all the students here are female, so the possibility of motherhood is probably on a lot of students’ minds, and that’s different than something that you might have at a co-ed institution,” DeLine said.The event opens up the conversation about both the beauties and the challenges of balancing a life in the community and in the home.“I think that women have a unique opportunity and gift to be able to have children, but it comes with unique challenges too, because — especially currently the way that society is constructed — a lot is expected of women that’s not equal and distributed,” DeLine said.The event will provide the College’s student body with the answers to the questions they have been proposing to DeLine throughout her career, along with information about the panelist’s lives.“For each of the panels, we invited three women who are in the community. Most of them are mothers who are working full time, and who are doing these things in addition to their work.We are going to bring them up and they will talk a little bit about their lives, we’ll give their bios and then we will have some questions for them, [such as] how do they manage? How do they make these decisions about how and where to get involved? Have there been times when it wasn’t possible?”DeLine saw that a part of the conversation about student’s futures was missing, and she hopes to help them learn how to balance their careers and motherhood through this series of events.“To me, it was an interesting conversation that I think is important … [I think] that students, especially our students here at Saint Mary’s, will find it interesting, so I wanted to facilitate that discussion,” DeLine said.The event will happen in a two parts: a panel discussion and a facilitated conversation over a provided dinner. Students who wish to attend must register for the event through the OSCE email, but admission is free.Tags: activism, motherhood, Office for Civic and Social Engagementlast_img read more

2 Convicted of Long Island Heroin Trafficking

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Two New York City men have been convicted of leading a heroin dealing operation that distributed mass quantities of the addictive opiate and fed the Long Island drug abuse epidemic.A Suffolk County found Joel Guzman of Queens and Carlos Melendez of the Bronx guilty Tuesday of operating as major traffickers following eight days of deliberations after an eight-week trial.“We believe this is one of the first jury verdicts in New York State convicting defendants under the Operating as a Major Trafficker statute passed in 2009,” Suffolk County District Attorney Tom Spota said. “This valuable law enforcement tool will keep purveyors of poison like Guzman and Melendez off our streets and away from our children for life.”Defense attorneys for the men reportedly plan to appeal the verdict.Prosecutors said the kingpins, who were arrested in 2011, led a heroin dealing crew spanning Suffolk, Nassau, Queens and the Bronx, selling heroin to buyers in Sayville, Smithtown, Selden, Sound Beach, Ronkonkoma, East Islip and elsewhere.Guzman and Melendez face 25 years to life in prison when they’re sentenced July 25.last_img read more

How to leverage the new FICO adjustments for word of mouth referrals

first_img 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Matt Ward Matt is the founder of Breakthrough Champion…In 2002 Matt began working with business owners through his website agency, inConcert Web Solutions, to improve their bottom line, gain more clients, … Web: www.Breakthrough-Champion.com Details Big news in the financial world lately with the announcement that FICO will be making a change to how they calculate the FICO score.  I don’t need to tell you how this impacts your credit union. I think you are well aware. But I can share with you how this impacts the consumer world and how you can leverage the news to get more members for your CU.Here’s the deal. The average consumer has no real idea how FICO is calculated. From the perspective of “joe user”, they simply know that there are ways that impact their score. Like slow or no pays, judgments, and a high DTI.  Bottom line though, they just know what the score is for them, in some cases monthly. Services like CreditKarma provide that score monthly, and while we all know that the number will differ depending on where we go to get credit, what we don’t know is how much, or why.Here’s where your credit union enters!  Be the HERO! Show me! Tell Me!Get out in front of this change with education.  Hold Q&A nights at your branches. Educate your members, and not just through text-based email!  Have someone record a video and send that video out via email to your members. Have tellers hand out small notices, that include information on how members can get answers.When you lead with information, you are showing your members that you care deeply about their ability to get credit, understand credit, and help them in any way you can.  It also opens up dialogue, creates conversation, and results in more interaction with the members. All of which results in more business to your credit union, and more word of mouth referrals from your members to others in the community!Leading with education, specifically about the FICO change, will help you recruit and retain more members for your credit union!…now….go out and save the day…one FICO score at a time!last_img read more

Benefits of membership in the state or regional credit union association

first_img 62SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Patti Hazlett As Director of Corporate Communications for the Mountain West Credit Union Association, Patti oversees all aspects of public affairs and communications for the Association and member credit unions. She is … Web: https://mwcua.com Details Is your credit union a member of a State League or Regional Association? If it is, are you fully engaged in all the opportunities that membership affords? Just like members of our credit unions have a variety of benefits available to them, credit unions have many different channels by which they can become engaged in the credit union movement. It’s the power of association.Depending on your interest and specialty, there are many options at your fingertips through membership. Most leagues and associations put political advocacy at the forefront of activities and involvement, and that is by far the number one priority that the movement can impact. But, there are also several other, and equally important areas that you can either get involved with or gain knowledge through. Those include young professional activities, education & training programs and future leader development. Political advocacy is a critical element of the credit union movement. Grassroots efforts include engaging other employees of your credit union to participate in fundraising, candidate/elected official meetings, member education, get out the vote efforts, issues involvement and more. Each league or association has team members dedicated to mobilizing members in these efforts. You can get as involved as you like, and it will make a difference.Young professionals are the future of our movement and we are heavily investing in their development. Specific YP programs can have elements of all aspects of involvement, from political action, to education to training for the future. There are also tremendous opportunities in these groups for community involvement. YP’s are energetic and their enthusiasm is contagious. It’s worthwhile for member credit unions to provide the opportunity to employees to get involved in Association YP efforts.Education and training programs likely touch the most number of League and Association members. With a wide variety of in-person and online trainings, members can provide up-to-date and relevant training for their employees either as part of their membership, or at a fraction of the cost it would be outside of the Association or League. Using economies of scale, the League or Association is able to secure high-level training that helps in all areas of credit union operations; from human resources, to compliance, to new rules and technologies; to basic training, and more. Certain groups, such as compliance, marketing, human resources and others also have specialty specific networking opportunities. This allows for idea sharing, problem solving and relationship building, which are all foundational to our movement.Leaders of the future need specific training and development and many Leagues and Associations are providing that intense training through workshops and multi-day/month training programs. This gives potential C-level employees the kind of exposure and training they will need to step into roles leading their credit unions in the future. In a safe, structured environment, these programs offer participants a variety of scenarios and situations that they can glean practical knowledge from to bring into their next role at their credit unions and beyond. These programs are also great places for networking and relationship building. As members of the League or Association, credit unions have a unique program of opportunities open to them. Across the credit unions, every employee can benefit from membership. Get all you can out of your membership, and invest in your employees in the process. It’s a win-win.last_img read more