first_imgUniversity Hospital LimerickManagement at University Hospital Limerick are asking the public to consider other treatment options after a high number of patients attended the hospital’s emergency department over the Bank Holiday weekend.According to a statement issued on Monday evening, a hospital spokesman said they had “admitted a lot of seriously ill patients recently, many of who remain in the emergency department, awaiting a bed.“We are asking people to think about all their care and treatment options and keep emergency department services for the patients who need them most.  For example, many patients with limb injuries can go to the Injury Units in Ennis, Nenagh or St John’s Hospital.  These Injury Units are open in Ennis and Nenagh Hospitals from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Sunday and 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday at St. John’s Hospital.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Others with a less serious illness can be treated by their GP or out of hours GP service where their GP can refer them to an Assessment Unit the following day if required.“However, if you are seriously injured or ill or are worried your life is at risk the ED will assess and treat you as a priority,” the statement concluded.Last week, the UL Hospitals Group issued its Winter Preparedness Plan to the Department of Health, saying it includes new proposals to mange the busiest period at University Hospital Limerick’s new €24 million emergency department.This includes prioritising patients aged 75 and over, and reviewing elective procedures on a daily basis.A new 17 bed medical short stay ward, funded through the Department of Health’s Winter funding initiative, is one of the measures designed to address bed capacity needs.The group is also in discussions with the St John’s Hospital management team regarding a re-opening date for 20 beds that have been closed because of fire regulations. A nursing recruitment campaign is underway and the specific date for re-opening will be set depending on the successful recruitment of these staff. Listless Limerick limp out of Munster Hurling Championship Limerick gardai renew appeal for missing Tipperary teen Linkedin Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Planning in for temporary Emergency Department beds RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Beyond the neon runes center_img Ennis school children learn how to “Keep Safe” with multi-agency roadshow TAGSDepartment of Healthemergency departmentEnnishospital overcrowdinginjury unitslimericknenaghst johns hospitaltreatment optionsUHLUL Hospitals GroupWinter Preparedness Plan NewsHealthLimerick hospital bosses ask people to consider other optionsBy Editor – October 30, 2017 7299 Previous articleCounty Limerick family aim to be Ireland’s fittestNext articleLimerick migrants singing a belonging song Editor Advertisement Print Email Garda appeal to supporters travelling for Limerick V Clare Munster Championship hurlinglast_img read more

first_imgWith its win against No. 21 UCLA in the rearview mirror, the No. 6 USC women’s swimming and diving team has begun preparations for the final stretch, traveling to Federal Way, Wash. for the Pac-10 Swimming and Diving Championships, which begin today at the Weyerhauser King County Aquatic Center.Finish strong · Sophomore Yumi So posted strong times in the 100-yard and 200-yard fly. She ranks in the top 25 nationally in both events and hopes to best those times to help lead USC to another dual meet win. – Anna Wierzbowska | Daily Trojan This year, the women’s championships, which end Saturday, will feature six top-25 teams: No. 1 Stanford, No. 4 California, No. 7 Arizona, No. 21 UCLA, No. 25 Arizona State and No. 6 USC.Going into the Pac-10s, USC (9-2, 4-2) has managed to obtain its most dual meet wins since going 9-1 in 1997. That was also the only year the Women of Troy won an NCAA title.There is hope history might repeat itself, but the team has remained adamant in not relying too much on historical record.“I don’t want to over-think it, because the past doesn’t predict what is going to happen. But our team is really excited, and I see really good things happening for us at the Pac-10 [championships] and NCAA [championships],” said senior co-captain Presley Bard.USC is going into the Pac-10 championships with 19 swimmers who have already clocked NCAA ‘A’ or ‘B’ cuts. Junior Katinka Hosszu leads the Women of Troy with top times in the nation in the 200-yard individual medley, 400-yard individual medley and 200-yard fly, and is ranked third in the 100-yard fly.Senior co-captain Lyndsay DePaul is No. 1 in the nation in the 100-yard fly, while sophomore Haley Anderson has the top national time in the 1650-yard free.In addition to their top-ranked positions, the three swimmers, along with other members of the team, hold records in their events as the third- fourth- or fifth-fastest in the country.This competition also has implications for the swimmers on the team who haven’t qualified for the NCAA competition.“This is our last chance for some of the girls to qualify for NCAAs,” DePaul said. “For about half the girls [who have already qualified] this isn’t our main focus for the rest of season.”The swimmers aren’t the only ones participating in the competition in Federal Way. Junior Victoria Ishimatsu will compete at the Pac-10 diving competition, beginning Thursday with the women’s 1-meter and men’s 3-meter events.USC has had a good history with the Pac-10 championships, and hopes to continue its winning traditions. It has won at least two Pac-10 titles (including diving) in three straight years and in nine of the last 10 seasons.With the pressure on for the swimmers who have not received NCAA cuts yet, USC will head into the Pac-10s today hoping to set the tone for the remainder of its season.last_img read more

first_img England has named two strong teams to defend next week’s Women and Girls’ Home Internationals at Conwy Golf Club, Wales, from 3-5 August. The girls’ team are targeting their ninth consecutive win, while the women have won their title four times in the last five years. The women’s team includes four of the players who helped England become European champions earlier this month: Emma Allen, Meghan MacLaren, Lizzie Prior and Olivia Winning. They will be joined by the new English women’s champion Sammie Giles, Gemma Clews and Sophie Lamb. The reserve is India Clyburn (Woodhall Spa). The girls’ team is made up of all six members of the team which contested the European girls’ championship, together with 14-year-old Annabell Fuller, who is making her debut at this level. The other players are Louisa Brunt, Sharna Dutrieux, Lily May Humphreys, Emily Price, Bel Wardle and Amelia Williamson. Humphreys and Williamson were both in the top 20 after the qualifying rounds on the European championship. The reserve is Martha Lewis (St George’s Hill). Women’s team Emma Allen, 19, (Meon Valley, Hampshire) had four top ten finishes in her freshman year at the University of Missouri. Last year she was in England’s winning team at the girls’ Home Internationals, winning all six of her games. (Image © Leaderboard Photography) Gemma Clews, 21, (Delamere Forest, Cheshire) leads the England Golf women’s order of merit, having tied 4th in the English women’s amateur, reached the last 16 in the British women’s championship and been 5th in the Welsh strokeplay.   Sammie Giles, 21 (St Mellion, Cornwall) has just won the English women’s amateur and also holds the English stroke play title. She is a past winner of the English mid-amateur championship. Sophie Lamb, 18, (Clitheroe, Lancashire) tied fourth in the English women’s amateur and was leading qualifier at the English women’s open match play championship. Meghan MacLaren, 22, (Wellingborough, Northamptonshire) scored the winning point for GB&I at the Curtis Cup. She is a past British and Irish stroke play champion and has won eight times on the US college circuit. Lizzie Prior, 18, (Burhill, Surrey) was runner-up in the English women’s amateur for the second year in a row. She won her first event after starting university in the USA and returned to successfully defend the Critchley Salver. Olivia Winning, 21, (Rotherham, Yorkshire) won the Helen Holm Scottish open stroke play championship for the second time this year and tied 12th in an LET Access Series tournament in Spain in May. Girls’ team Louisa Brunt, 17, (Royal Birkdale, Lancashire) won the Pleasington Putter last week, was third in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters and has had top 20 finishes in the German girls’ open and the St Rule Trophy Sharna Dutrieux, 17, (Wrotham Heath, Kent) tied second in the Critchley Salver, was third in the Hampshire Rose and shared fourth place in the Sir Henry Ccooper Junior Masters. Annabell Fuller, 14 (Roehampton, Surrey) won the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters and was second in the Scottish U18 girls, the Frilford Heath Salver and the Spring U16 championship. Lily May Humphreys, 14, (Channels, Essex) won the 2015 English U14 girls’ champion and has followed up this season with a win in the Fairhaven Trophies, second place in the Critchley Salver and third in the Frilford Heath Salver. Emily Price, 16, (Cleobury Mortimer, Worcestershire) enjoyed a spectacular run of three wins in a week capturing the Scottish girls’ open championship, the Leveret and the Whittington Ladies’ Trophy. Bel Wardle, 16, (Prestbury, Cheshire) was eighth in the St Rule Trophy, 16th in the Welsh women’s stroke play and made the cut in the Portuguese women’s amateur championship. Amelia Williamson, 15, (Royal Cromer, Norfolk) was sixth in the English women’s amateur and successfully defended the English schools’ championship for the second year in a row. She was runner-up in the Fairhaven Trophies. 25 Jul 2016 England teams named for Home Internationals defence last_img read more

first_imgCurie Head Coach Michael Oliver (You Tube Photo)CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Curie Metropolitan High School’s basketball team, ranked among the best in the nation, has forfeited this year’s games because several players were academically ineligible to compete, public schools officials announced Friday.Chicago Public Schools said seven players on Curie’s 24-1 varsity team were ineligible from the start of the 2013-14 season. Student athletes in the district must maintain a 2.0 GPA to participate in sports, or have an individual study plan in place to help them improve academically.District CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett says Curie’s head coach Michael Oliver has been suspended.“As adults, educators and mentors, it is our responsibility to teach our students right from wrong and, unfortunately, the adults let these student athletes down by failing to do that and comply with CPS policies,” Byrd-Bennett said in a statement.In addition to regular season games, Curie will forfeit this year’s Chicago high school championship, earned with a win over Whitney Young High School. The title will remain vacant.Chicago Public Schools revealed it was investigating Curie hours before the school, ranked No. 1 in basketball in Illinois and No. 2 in the country, competed against Young for the city title on Feb. 21.The game, which Curie won in four overtimes, drew national attention because two players, Young’s Jahlil Okafor and Curie’s Cliff Alexander, are considered by some to be the best in the nation.Curie may still be allowed to compete for a state championship. That’s because the Illinois High School Association has different requirements for eligibility. Students must pass five courses and achieve a minimum of 2.5 credits at the time of the tournament, district officials said.IHSA Executive Director Marty Hickman said in a statement that the organization is still reviewing the district’s report on the investigation, and it will be in a position to make a decision by Monday.last_img read more

first_imgVivo is set to launch the V9 Pro in India today. The phone will be launching on Amazon India at 10AM. The V9 Pro is the successor to the Vivo V9, which was launched in India for Rs 22,990 back in March this year. Although being the Pro version the V9 Pro will be much cheaper than the V9. The smartphone is expected to be priced under Rs 20,000 and will compete with some of the similar segment Nokia, Xiaomi and Motorola phones. Soon after the launch, the V9 Pro will seemingly go up for pre-orders, but the sale is expected to begin only in October.The V9 Pro is a brand new smartphone from Vivo and hasn’t been released in any market yet, which means, India is the first market to get the device. Amazon India is already out with the dedicated page for the V9 Pro and has revealed some of the key specs about the phone.The Amazon page reveals that the Vivo V9 Pro will come with a massive screen. The teaser reveals that the V9 Pro will come with a 6.3-inch Fullview display 2.0, which Vivo claims will offer “a perfect view for enhanced experience.” The teaser also reveals that unlike the V11 Pro and the V11, the V9 Pro will come with an iPhone X like notch which will equip the selfie camera, earpiece and some sensors. The V11 and the V11 Pro comes with a waterdrop notch, or what Vivo calls a Halo FullView Display.The Amazon teaser also confirms that the V9 Pro will be powered by Snapdragon 660 AIE (Artificial intelligence engine) chipset paired with 6GB RAM, similar to what we get inside the V11 Pro as well. The yet-to-be-launched Realme 2 Pro is also tipped to come with Snapdragon 660 processor. The teaser also claims that the Vivo V9 Pro will be capable of tackling multitasking with ease.advertisementThe pricing of the V9 Pro is still a mystery, but what we know for sure is that the V9 Pro will be positioned below the Vivo V11 Pro. We expect the phone to be priced under Rs 20,000 to create a buzz in the similar price segment market. An IANS report that leaked last week also revealed that the V9 Pro will be priced under Rs 20,000. By pricing the V9 Pro under RS 20,000, Vivo could aim to take on the likes of phones like Mi A2, Realme 2 Pro, Nokia 6.1 Plus, among others.ALSO READ: Vivo V11 with 6.3-inch Halo FullView Display, AI powered cameras launched in India for Rs 22,990Vivo V9 Pro has been subjected to several leaks and rumours of late. Besides the already confirmed specs, rumours suggest that the V9 Pro will come with dual cameras with a primary sensor of 16MP and secondary sensor of 5MP. On the front, the phone is expected to sport a 24MP selfie shooter. Some rumours also reveal that the V9 Pro will come with a 3260mAh battery with 18W fast charging.last_img read more

first_imgUpgraded to an international crafts fair, the Surajkund Crafts Mela will be inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday in Haryana’s Faridabad district in the National Capital Region. Surajkund has, since its inception, been quite a favourite with Delhiites. Assam will be the flavour of the fair this year. Nearly 20 countries, including SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) members, have confirmed their participation in the 27th edition of the fair, a state government spokesman said. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’As many as 300 crafts persons, weavers, artisans, folk musicians and dancers would participate from the theme state of Karnataka, he pointed out. ‘Keeping in view the record participation of 12 countries in the last year’s mela, it has now been upgraded as International Crafts Mela. This year also, the countries that have confirmed their participation are Rwanda, Guinea, Tunisia, South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Ethiopia, Congo and Egypt from the African continent. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix‘Eurasian countries namely Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan and SAARC nations Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan would participate. Thailand and Peru would also participate,’ he added.Surajkund Mela Authority will provide 50 per cent rebate in the entry tickets to the disabled, senior citizens, serving soldiers and ex-servicemen. Freedom fighters will have free entry to the fair.The fortnight-long fair showcases traditional crafts from all over India and leading artisans.Surajkund derives its name from the ancient amphitheatre sun pool constructed here in the 10th century AD by Raja Suraj Pal, one of the Tomar chieftains, in the Aravalli mountain range.DETAILAt: Surajkund Mela Grounds, Faridabad When: 1-15 FebruaryTimings: 9.30 am to 7.30 pmlast_img read more

first_imgKolkata: The 10th edition of Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival will see the participation of writers, poets and dignitaries from China, Italy, France, Australia, Singapore, USA, UK and Pakistan, alongside noted names from Indian literary circles. Scheduled to take place from January 18 to 20 next year, it will feature Andrew Sean Greer, Pulitzer winner for Fiction 2018; Ira Mukhoty, known for her feminist writing; Devdutt Pattanaik, mythology expert and author; Ramchandra Guha, historian; Ravinder Singh, Young Adult author; Upamanyu Chatterjee, celebrated writer; Ravish Kumar, journalist, Poet and author; along with veteran Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life “Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF) has connected, empowered and mobilised new voices and ideas since its inception in 2010. In the last nine years, the festival has contributed greatly to restoring Kolkata’s literary edge, a distinct and valued identity, I felt, at the time, it was losing. “AKLF has developed as the fountainhead of the mission we pursue 365 days at Oxford Bookstores – of books, reading, literature, writers, publishers, building readership, creating awareness and attraction for the world of books and popularising the whole gamut that goes with books and publishing,” said Priti Paul, Director, Apeejay Surrendra Group. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed Novelist of the much acclaimed “All The Lives We Never Lived” Anuradha Roy; former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah; and Sahitya Akademi winner Jerry Pinto will also be participating. They will be joined by Ashwin Sanghi, Rajmohan Gandhi, Shashi Tharoor, Shobhaa De, and Ratna Pathak Shah. AKLF 2019 will focus on health, current affairs, women’s issues, and children’s literature among other themes. The 10th edition of the festival will be held in Park Street’s iconic spaces giving everyone an opportunity to (re)visit, admire and enjoy their tangible and intangible heritage.last_img read more

first_imgListening to the Arduino developer community, the Arduino team has released a command line interface (CLI) for it. The CLI is a single binary file that performs most of the features present in the IDE. There was a wide gap between using the IDE and being able to use CLI completely for everything in Arduino. The CLI will allow you to Install new libraries, create new projects, and compile projects directly from the command line. Developers will get an advantage to test their projects quickly. You can also create your own libraries and compile them directly, for your own or third-party codes. Installing project dependencies will be as easy as typing the following command: arduino-cli lib install “WiFi101” “WiFi101OTA” In addition, the CLI has a JSON interface added for easy parsing by other programs. There were many requests for makefiles integration and the support has been added for it. The Arduino CLI can run on both ARM and Intel (x86, x86_64) architectures which means it can be installed on a Raspberry Pi or on any server. Massimo Banzi, Arduino founder stated: “I think it is very exciting for Arduino, one single binary that does all the complicated things in the Arduino IDE.” The Arduino team looks forward to people seeing integrating this tool in various IDEs. In the blog post by the Arduino team they have mentioned, “Imagine having the Arduino IDE or Arduino Create Editor speaking directly to Arduino CLI – and you having full control of it. You will be able to compile on your machine or on our online servers, detect your board or create your own IDE on top of it!” CLI is a better alternative to PlatformIO and will work on all three major operating systems, Linux, Windows, and macOS. The code is open source but you will need a license for commercial use. Visit the GitHub repository to get started with Arduino CLI. Read next How to assemble a DIY selfie drone with Arduino and ESP8266 How to build an Arduino based ‘follow me’ drone Should you go with Arduino Uno or Raspberry Pi 3 for your next IoT project?last_img read more

first_img MOSCOW — After each of their friends tied the knot and wound up getting married, two men were left standing and single as ever. But rather than take the leap of matrimonial faith themselves, the two Americans – who’ve been friends for 15 years – booked a ‘homiemoon’ to Thailand to celebrate their bachelor lifestyles.What followed was an outpouring of love and laughs on social media, not to mention a possible new niche market in the travel industry. One of the men, who goes by ‘ignoreeverythingido’ on Imgur, documented the trip with photos that spoof the famous ‘Follow Me To’ travel pics by Murad Osmann and Natalia Zakharova.Murad and Natalia’s photos have inspired countless copycats who are in love and travel the world. But these ‘homiemoon’ pics are by far the funniest for putting a jokingly romantic twist on an otherwise heterosexual bromance. Share Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Could the ‘Homiemoon’ be the next big trend in travel? Tags: Thailandlast_img read more