Relief as Donegal mother is transferred after two-week wait for bed

first_imgA young Donegal mother who had an agonising two-week wait for a bed at St James’ Hospital in Dublin was finally admitted last night.Lorraine Miller from Gleneely was transferred to Dublin on Wednesday night and admitted to the oncology unit at 1am.Lorraine had been waiting for 14 days for specialist treatment at St James’, but a lack of beds prevented her from being transferred and admitted. She had been receiving care at Letterkenny University Hospital for an infection.The case was raised in Dáil Éireann yesterday by Donegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue, who called on the Taoiseach to intervene and sanction an immediate transfer for Lorraine.The Taoiseach said it would be illegal for him to direct the HSE on an individual case.It is hoped that the transfer will bring some relief to Lorraine and her husband Stephen after their ordeal. Relief as Donegal mother is transferred after two-week wait for bed was last modified: December 13th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

Giants announce another reliever is out for the season, team claims pitcher from Rays

first_imgLOS ANGELES — Giants reliever Trevor Gott’s season is over.The club announced Friday that Gott was transferred to the 60-day injured list to clear a 40-man roster spot for right-handed pitcher Ricardo Pinto, who was acquired off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays.Gott was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right elbow strain on August 27 and expected to return within two-to-three weeks. The Giants have not announced any new details regarding Gott’s injury, but he is no longer eligible to …last_img

A Green Financing Program for Babylon, Long Island

first_imgOne of the more encouraging developments in the realm of green retrofits is the emergence of municipal programs designed to help homeowners cover the costs of audits and energy efficiency improvements.This spring, we saw Boulder County, Colorado, launch a loan program, called ClimateSmart, that is designed to provide low-cost financing for renewable-energy improvements. Similar programs also have been offered in the California cities of San Diego, San Francisco, and Palm Desert, and in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Albuquerque, New Mexico.As noted in a story published Wednesday by the Wall Street Journal, many states have adopted laws that allow municipal financing for energy efficiency improvements, and the federal stimulus bill removed a restriction that prevented homeowners who participated in local financing programs from receiving full federal tax credits for energy-related work. State tax credits also apply, which means a homeowner taking advantage of all tax credit programs now can reduce the final cost of, say, a solar installation by almost half.Greening a town on the AtlanticOne municipal financing initiative that has been gaining ground is Long Island Green Homes, a program offered by Babylon, New York, in Long Island’s Suffolk County. Participation in the program, which launched in October, is fairly straightforward: prospective participants are asked to fill out a “Self-Check Home Inventory Form,” which details energy-usage data, to determine whether their home qualifies for an energy audit. Audits and subsequent, program-authorized improvements are made by contractors certified by the Building Performance Institute.The cost of the retrofits, up to $12,000, are covered by loans made by the city, which homeowners pay off with most of the savings they’ll see on their utility bills. Loan contracts can be for 10 years or more.An audit program with similar goals, LI Green, began operating in Suffolk County and other parts of Long Island in 2008. LI Green has partnered with Stony Brook University, also based on Long Island, and Suffolk County Government and Bethpage Federal Credit Union to provide home energy audits, help homeowners who receive them contact a contractor (certified by BPI), and provide them with details about securing below-market financing. LI Green technicians also can offer guidance to homeowners who want to do the work themselves.So Long Island is becoming a hotbed of green retrofits. Who knew? Long Island Green Homes’ program director, Sammy Chu, told the Journal that 50 homeowners a month are calling the town to ask for audits, up from 10 to 12 when the program started. Most of those audits lead to work contracts, Chu said, noting that previously only 20% of audits would lead to actual work.last_img read more

The National Guard and Reserves: Are their Needs Different from Active Duty?

first_imgJay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhD  Unlike active duty members of the military, who tend to be organized by base, the National Guard and Reserve members are widely dispersed across the U.S., away from their assigned military base, and may live in a community that may not be familiar with military culture and the challenges they face. In a recent article published in Clinical Child & Family Psychological Review, authors Murphy and Fairbank (2013) review the challenges that are specific to members of the National Guard and Reserves, and emerging evidence-based programs that are becoming available to better serve military families living in communities located away from military bases. Challenges important to families living away from a military community include a wide range of environmental and individual barriers:Table adapted from Murphy and Fairbank (2013)To address the need for support and improve services for community dwelling military families, a number of programs or interventions have been developed. These programs have either been developed specifically to address the needs of military families or have been adapted from work for civilian families. Three potential solutions listed here are highlighted here:Co-locating health and mental health servicesBy providing mental health services within a health care setting, stigma for seeking treatment is reduced. Furthermore, it allows for health care and mental health care to be better coordinated, leading to better patient care. This is beneficial not only for military members and their families, but also for the community at large.Families Over Coming Under Stress (FOCUS) Resiliency Training (Beardslee, 2013)Today, FOCUS is better designed to serve families that have limited access to clinicians familiar with military families. Two applications, Self-Administered Family Check-in and FOCUS World, are web-based, and available to community dwelling military members (and others). The self-administered check-in offers standardized psychological health and family resilience screening with real-time feedback. FOCUS World is an interactive family narrative. The FOCUS World application allows the user to select a character, i.e. Mom, Dad, provides for individual family members to log significant family events, thoughts and feelings around those events, and even pictures that are displayed on a high-tech timeline. To play in FOCUS World, you can create an account as a clinician.[Flickr, Looking Good for Need by Tina Lawson, CC BY-ND 2.0] Retrieved on September 17, 2015The Military Child Education CoalitionThe Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) (2012) has a number of resources that are available to military families through the Internet. Resources provided include: Child advocacy training materials, peer-to-peer support for children, news, and other education related material.Considerations when working with National Guard and Reserve familiesDo you ask your clients “have you, or anyone in your family ever served in the military?” This not only gathers critical information about the client, but also informs the client that you are culturally sensitive and that your practice is military informed.If this is the case for you, acknowledge to yourself and your client that your knowledge and understanding of the military and military culture is limited.If the client has recently been deployed, don’t assume that a recent deployment is the reason for the current help-seeking situation. While deployment is often a stressor, it may or may not play a role in the problem to be addressed.The National Guard and Reserves play a critical role in today’s U. S. military. Recent developments in care for military members and their families located away from bases offer an opportunity for clinicians to utilize new evidence-based strategies and Internet-based technology for the best care of this important element of the military.References[1] Murphy, R. A., & Fairbank, J. A. (2013). Implementation and dissemination of military informed and evidence-based interventions for community dwelling military families. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 16, 348-364. doi: 10.1007/s10567-013-0149-8[2] Beardslee, W. R., Klosinski, L. E., Saltzman, W., Mogil, C. Pangelinan, S., McKnight, C. P. & Lester, P. (2013). Dissemination of family-centered prevention for military and veteran families: Adaptations and adoption within community and military systems of care. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 16, 394-409. doi: 10.1007/s10567-013-0154-yThis post was written by Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhD, members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more


first_imgAfter experiencing some teething issues with the new shop, TFA are excited to announce that all problems have been ironed out and already customers are visiting the shop and purchasing DVD’s, technical resources, referees uniforms and more.Make sure you jump online by clicking ‘TFA Merchandise’ on the left hand side of the page to visit the shop.AusTouch Resource and ESUS shoes highlight the shop:Touch Football Australia is excited to announce the much anticipated AusTouch Leader Resource Kit and ESUS Touch Football Shoes are available via the TFA Online Shop.The resource kit has been professionally produced and includes a DVD with 42 fun activities for kids, as well as a CD containing session plans, examples, templates, adjustable documents, flyers, logos and heaps more information.In addition each kit contains two summary booklets, compact in size (perfect for your pocket) and both are packed full of info you can use in every training session.This resource is a great opportunity for anyone involved with juniors on a coaching level to improve their knowledge and skills and is also ideal for teachers and schools who are either involved with Touch, or wanting to become involved. TFA Member Services Officer Chris Tarlinton has already previewed the resource and was impressed by the quality of the production.“The DVD and CD will both prove to be very useful resources for not only AusTouch leaders but for parents, junior coaches and also school teachers. I know that I’ll be making use of some of the session plans, drills and ideas in my own coaching sessions as well,” he said.A sample of the kit will be sent to each State office and it will be available for purchase in the coming weeks, alongside of the 2006 NTL Fox package, which is also making it’s way to the office.If you have any questions on the resource please contact Marianne Maguire on [email protected] In addition TFA is excited that new sponsor ESUS are also headlining the new online shop, with their range of Touch shoes available for purchase.For more information on the shoes, check out either the stories on the TFA news page or the shop itself.To visit the shop, simply click on ‘TFA MERCHANDISE’ on the left hand side of the page.last_img read more

2016 – 2020 Australian Open Coach – Position Available

first_imgCall for Expressions of Interest for TFA Australian Open Women’s Coach.Over the next four (4) years from 2016-2020 Touch Football Australia (TFA) will have numerous representative teams competing in various international events. The cycle will culminate in the 2019 Federation of International (FIT) Touch World Cup being hosted in Malaysia. Leading up to 2019 Australia will compete on the international stage annually in Open Trans-Tasman Series.TFA have an established process involving formal agreements and performance assessments with all our Open Program Head Coaches. After unprecedented success by the Open program at the 2015 FIT Touch World Cup and based on outstanding performances throughout the cycle TFA have offered the incumbent coaches the opportunity to retain their positions for the 2019 FIT Touch World Cup cycle.A coaching vacancy now existing within the Open Program, TFA is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from suitably qualified, currently accredited and active elite level coaches to fill the following Head Coach position for the Women’s Open Program. Please see pdf below for full information in regards to the role requirements specific to the Women’s Open role and EOI process.Related Filestfa_open_australian_coach_eoi_promotion-pdfRelated LinksCoaching Position EOIlast_img read more

10 months agoAgent reveals Keita Balde Diao rejected Tottenham for Inter Milan

first_imgAgent reveals Keita Balde Diao rejected Tottenham for Inter Milanby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveKeita Balde Diao rejected Tottenham Hotspur in favour of signing with Inter Milan.The Senegalese international joined the Italian giants on loan from Monaco.And his agent, Roberto Calenda, has revealed he rejected the chance to move to the Premier League.”Inter was immediately receptive once the possibility of closing the operation was understood,” Calenda told Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport.”There were other interested teams. Since last January, Napoli had moved. We also received calls from Tottenham. But faced with the possibility of Inter, Keita had no doubts, he immediately made his wishes understood.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

New Hype Video Celebrates Oklahoma’s Season As The College Football Playoff Looms

first_imgOklahoma's Joe Mixon hurdles defender.YouTube/Swanny JLast season did not live up to expectations for the Oklahoma Sooners. The team dropped games to most of the top Big 12 teams, including Baylor and TCU, lost a heartbreaking Bedlam game, and was blown out by Clemson in a bowl to finish 8-5. This season could not have gone more differently. OU sits at 11-1, with sole claim to the Big 12 title, and an almost-inevitable College Football Playoff berth. With their regular season over, FiveThirtyEight gives Oklahoma the best chance—99-percent—of any contender to make the field of four. To celebrate what turned into a magical Sooners season, YouTuber Swanny J has put together a new hype video celebrating the impending playoff berth. Get excited, Sooner fans. last_img

Man daughter mowed down by speeding truck

first_imgNew Delhi: India Gate outing turns tragic for man and his 8-year-old daughter as dumper truck rams into pedestrians at India gate on Monday night.The man and his daughter had been eating ice cream on their scooty when they were hit by the driver of the dumper truck that lost control, hit a divider and then rammed into the autos and pedestrians. The deceased have been identified as 42-year-old Kewal Diwan and his eight-year-old daughter Manya. The autos were seen mangled beyond recognition by the fatal impact. It is said that around midnight the truck driver lost control of his vehicle and ran over other vehicles and pedestrians before crossing the divider and landing in the lawns of India gate at Man Singh Road. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe deceased Kewal Diwan, 42, and his daughter Manya, 8, were residents of Geeta Colony. Sources say that the family arrived at India gate after Manya completed her exams. Kewal’s wife was also present but miraculously survived the accident. The driver, identified as Raman, 24, a resident of Badarpur, was arrested on the spot and the vehicle was seized, police said. The cops are awaiting a medical report to ascertain if he was under the influence of alcohol. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”We received information around 12.20 am regarding the accident near India Gate on Man Singh Road. A team rushed to the spot and found that one dumper had entered Rajpath lawns after hitting several vehicles and crossing over the footpath,” said a senior police officer. Eyewitnesses told police the truck first hit the divider after which it hit the autos and pedestrians standing near the footpath. Diwan was found lying near the truck. He was immediately shifted to hospital where he was declared brought dead along with his daughter Manya. Police said that the driver, Raman, received a fracture on his right hand. “He has been sent to the LNJP hospital, where he is undergoing treatment and will be tested for alcohol. A case under relevant sections of the law has been registered in the case,” the official said. Those injured have been identified as Deepak Kumar, 27, an auto-rickshaw driver and a resident of Mata Sundari Road, and Ram Singh, 24, a labourer who was on the footpath and is a resident of Unnao in Uttar Pradesh.last_img read more