Over 800 people waiting 18 months or more for outpatient appointment at LGH

first_img LUH still not ready to restore IT systems Facebook Previous articleMan arrested in connection with dissident republican activity in Strabane releasedNext articleMeeke just 0.3sec of Ogier in Australia News Highland Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 Twitter Twitter Google+ Facebook Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project Over 800 people are waiting 18 months or more for an outpatient appointment at Letterkenny General Hospital according to new figures.Hospital waiting lists have worsened dramatically in the two months since Minister for Health Leo Varadkar’s target date for their elimination, the Irish Times is reporting.More than 11,000 patients across the State have now been waiting over 18 months for an outpatient appointment with a total of 802 patients in Letterkenny General Hospital.Member of Regional Health Forum West Gerry McMonagle says it’s clear that not enough money is being invested:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/gerry101.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre Google+center_img WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – September 12, 2015 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Over 800 people waiting 18 months or more for outpatient appointment at LGH Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restoredlast_img read more

WaterWheel Rolls Out Solution to Ease Heavy Load

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA U.S. based group called Wello has reinvented the wheel to help families in the developing world who don’t have easy access to water.Many people, including children, are spending a quarter to half of every day, hauling water on their heads. But, instead of carrying the heavy load, the Wello water wheel provides a way for anyone to easily transport 50 liters by rolling it. Wello in 2011 worked in close collaboration with village residents in Rajasthan, India, to develop the concept, which won a $100,000 prize from Grand Challenges Canada.“We designed our business model around extreme affordability. While similar products retail in the $75 to $100+ range, the WaterWheel will retail for $25-$30, making it accessible to the people who need it the most,” says the Wello team. (WATCH the video below – and READ more from Phys.Org)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Engineers Have Just Finished Drilling the First Geothermal Well in the UK to Use Renewable Energy

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorePhoto by United DownsThe deepest geothermal energy well ever drilled into the Earth’s crust has just been completed in Britain—and it’s set to become the UK’s first deep geothermal electricity plant.Back in November, Geothermal Engineering Ltd (GEL) launched the drilling operations on site at United Downs. The company has now confirmed it has been finished—and at 3.1 miles deep, the geothermal pool is now the deepest well of its kind in the country.And with temperatures reaching 383ºF (195ºC), the company claims it is also the hottest geothermal well in the world. Dr. Ryan Law, managing director of GEL, said initial water flow tests at the site suggest the $22 million (£18 million) project will be capable of producing the UK’s first geothermal electricity and sustainable heat.RELATED: Exciting New Study Says That Crops Thrive Underneath Solar Panels—and the Panels Produce More Energy“We are delighted to have completed the drilling of these technically challenging wells,” said Law. “Reaching our target at the Porthtowan Fault Zone, at such a depth, was a fantastic achievement in geological and engineering terms and the initial flow tests are very exciting for unlocking the potential of the granite in Cornwall”Dr. Law said the United Downs site had truly been a test bed to show off the technology and its potential. Not only that, they believe the project can help allay people’s fears about geothermal energy.“What we are doing in Cornwall is vitally important for the whole geothermal energy sector,” said Law. “All eyes were on us. There has been an enormous amount of interest in this site from all over Europe so it was very important that we drilled these two wells successfully.CHECK OUT: This Revolutionary Blast Furnace Vaporizes Trash and Turns It into Clean Energy (Without Any Emissions)“The potential is enormous. We have identified at least another 20 sites in Cornwall so, planning permission permitting, our rig will be seen around Cornwall again in the near future.”Scientists and researchers from 27 universities have been involved in the project during the drilling phase of the project. Dr. Law said further tests will be required over the next three to four months before the actual geothermal power plant is built on top.While the drilling rig was a massive machine of steel and gears, the power plant will be no bigger than three double garages.One the plant is fully operational sometime in the spring of next year, the United Downs plant aims to supply up to 3MW of electricity, which is enough energy to power 3,000 homes.MORE: Just Add Water—New Salt Battery Could Help Spell the End of Fossil FuelsAdditionally, the company is excited for the plant to create jobs and bring value to the region.The wells are not straight, but directional (j-shaped) to intercept a target geological structure known as the Porthtowan Fault. The natural structure enables water to continuously circulate through the hot rock from the injection well and back into the production well.Photo by United DownsAs the water moves through the rock it picks up heat which can be extracted and converted into electricity at the surface.The United Downs project was established by GEL to demonstrate the potential of the deep geothermal resource in the UK to produce both zero carbon electricity and heat. The electricity and heat energy produced from the plant will be continuous (24/7) as geothermal energy does not suffer from the peaks and troughs that many other renewable power sources are subjected to.Power Up With Positivity By Sharing The Good News To Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Why go it all alone?

first_imgFirm Section is always available to help Associate EditorIt seems too pat to say that one of the perks of working in a solo or small firm is that you might get to take your dog to work. But it’s true in Peggy Hoyt’s case, at least. Hoyt is co-owner of The Law Offices of Hoyt & Bryan and chair-elect of The Florida Bar’s General Practice Solo and Small Firm Section. And the dog is Leiden, a Papillon, who greets clients before settling down in the chair behind Hoyt. “She has to be center of attention for just a few minutes, and then she calms down. It’s great for the clients” who come to Hoyt’s firm for wills, trusts, and estates matters as well as elder law. “She really relaxes them.”Leiden’s laid-back vibe must help a lot, because Hoyt’s practice also at times personifies what’s not so great about solo and small firm practice: a lot of work to do and very few hands around to help. Hoyt & Bryan’s small team got smaller this summer when partner Randy Bryan and funding paralegal Sandra Gfell were deployed to Iraq.“We’re down to three full-time people right now,” Hoyt said. “We’re a very busy little practice.”Contrasted with attorneys at medium-sized or large firms, lawyers hanging out their own shingles have always had to do a lot of their own heavy lifting. So the section has traditionally focused on providing as much education and support as possible.“One thing that sets us apart from other sections is that we’re not focused on any one specific area of practice. We have members who do general practice, where you work on everything that walks in the door, all the way to a specialized practice,” said Theresa Morgan, a private practitioner who serves as the section’s 2008-09 CLE chair. “Our goal is to meet most, if not all, of our attorneys’ needs. We’re really focused on making sure that each presentation during our conference is something that can help everyone.”Section leadership has focused on making sure members have the necessary education and tools at their disposal to get the job done — because law school alone often doesn’t.The General Practice, Solo and Small Law Firm Section’s central goal is to enhance the quality of practice for the solo and small firm lawyer as well as the lawyer who has interests beyond the bounds of a single professional specialty.“The section does so by providing creative and effective member services,” said Chair Ana M. Veliz of Miami, in her chair’s message on the section’s Web site. “Some of these member services include offering quality CLE courses and pro bono CLEs to section members prior to meetings of the section’s executive council.”Veliz said other membership services include informative and pragmatic articles in the section’s quarterly newsletter LINK ; providing networking and informational opportunities through its new Web site — www.gpssf.org — and membership roster; mentoring young attorneys; law school outreach programs; supporting pro bono legal services throughout Florida and recognizing outstanding service to the legal profession through its Tradition of Excellence Award.“I would never, ever in a million years, recommend just hanging out a shingle when you’re fresh out of law school,” Morgan said. “I think that people are doing themselves and their clients a disservice if they don’t get the training they need. You have got to have some heavy-duty experience when you go out to practice law.”One effort that got underway at its first convention this spring was an interview session, where small practice firms looking to hire were invited to interview graduating law students from all over the state. Half of those interviewed got jobs, says organizer Linda Calvert Hanson, assistant dean for career services at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.“This kind of interview process was something that wasn’t all that familiar to smaller firm practitioners – it’s a model that has historically been used for large firms,” Hanson said. “We’re trying to help them realize that we have a wide range of very well-qualified, talented students, and helping to provide an opportunity for everyone to get together.”“Often we tend to think that the big law firms represent everyone, but they’re really the minority,” Hoyt adds. “We wanted to provide a better base of education and networking, and the interview session worked out well.”Morgan says she enjoys having a hand in choosing topics for the section’s conference, which will take place for only the second time in Spring 2009. One representative conference topic focuses on finding balance between practice management and law practice.“I’m really interested in how you can manage your overhead while you’re in small practice and still find time to practice law,” Morgan said. “It’s hard to find time even to go home at night when you’ve got all these balls in the air.”The section also completed a move in its 2006-07 year to merge with the Practice Management and Development Section, to better help attorneys of every stripe manage their practices.“We decided we could be stronger together than apart, and provide a better service to bar members,” says Camille Iurillo, former chair of the Practice Management and Development Section. “We focus on helping lawyers run their offices as successful businesses, but at the same time being successful, professional lawyers.” The General Practice, Solo and Small Why go it all alone? Why go it all alone? September 1, 2008 Kim MacQueen Associate Editor Regular Newslast_img read more

Heavy coffee drinkers are more sensitive to the smell of coffee, study finds

first_imgEmail Share LinkedIn Share on Facebook Share on Twittercenter_img Pinterest “However, most of our richer experiences are multisensory, so it seems likely that other senses must also play a role in the addictive process,” Stafford explained.The researchers conducted two experiments to examine how well participants with varying levels of coffee consumption could detect coffee-related odors.The first experiment, which included 62 participants, found that those who drank the most coffee were able to identify coffee at weaker concentrations and were faster to identify the odor. In addition, those who consumed more caffeine were more likely to indicate they had a stronger craving for caffeine.“More interestingly, higher craving, specifically that which measured the ability of caffeine to reverse withdrawal symptoms such as fatigue, was related to greater sensitivity in the odor detection test,” Stafford said in a news release.The second experiment, which included another 32 participants, found that caffeine consumers were more sensitive to the coffee odor but were not more sensitive to other odors.Stafford told PsyPost that the findings show how “fairly basic processes in olfactory detection are linked to complex behavior such as drug consumption and addiction.”“So, it was not just a case of more exposure to a smell (coffee) made people better at detecting that odor, but that their ability to detect the odor was related to their habitual consumption and craving.”“In addition to further work needed in replicating these findings, particularly the craving aspect, I think it would be interesting to explore whether therapy could be developed to help people kick unwanted drug habits. Research from another laboratory has suggested that creating an aversive response to a specific odor is relatively quick and easy in humans, which offers a possible protocol of how a therapy could be developed,” Stafford added.The study, “Higher Olfactory Sensitivity To Coffee Odour In Habitual Caffeine Users“, was authored by Lorenzo D. Stafford, Kit Damant, Sophie Ashurst, and Matt Parker. Habitual coffee drinkers are able to detect the odor of coffee at lower thresholds and are also faster to identify it, according to new research published in Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. The findings provide new insight into sensory changes that accompany drug consumption.“Many years ago, I completed a PhD on the topic of caffeine and the general importance placed on the sensory (especially smell) aspects of coffee, which all planted the seed (or bean!) for a possible study. More recently, I begun thinking about the role of our sense of smell in drug consumption and addiction,” said study author Lorenzo Stafford, a senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Portsmouth.“Most of the research in this area is dominated by visual processes, in particular showing how cues associated to drugs (e.g. packet of cigarettes, bottle of beer) become conditioned in such users. That work has been useful in explaining how in recovering addicts, long after the withdrawal symptoms have subsided, when exposed to such cues, they can nevertheless relapse to craving and consuming the drug. Hence, though a powerful driver, addiction is not just about reversing withdrawal symptoms.”last_img read more

Governor Discusses Rise In COVID-19 Cases In NM

first_imgScreenshot/LADP New Mexico Human Services Secretary Dr. David Scrase reiterates the importance of wearing masks and social distancing as a way to help curb the rise in COVID-19 cases around the state. Screenshot/LADP Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham during a press conference Wednesday announces that she is extending the state’s emergency public health order through July 15 due to the rising COVID-19 case count. She also presented the following series of charts detailing the current health situation around the state. Screenshot/LADP Screenshot/LADP Screenshot/LADP Screenshot/LADP Screenshot/LADP Screenshot/LADPcenter_img Screenshot/LADP Screenshot/LADP Screenshot/LADP Screenshot/LADP Screenshot/LADP Screenshot/LADPlast_img read more

Seil puts on star performance

first_imgTuesday, June 18, Pleasant  Valley – StablefordGreat scoring again today with Joe McArdle (16) rising to the top with a fine 40 points. Jerry Sweetnam (8) came in seconds on 39 points while third and fourth places went to a countback right back to the 17th hole. Here, Kevyn Wright (10) edged Glenn Armistead (15) for the bronze position, both with 38 points overall.We had four 2s today, Kevyn Wright with a special on the par-4,12th hole and normal 2s to Jerry Sweetnam, Phil Brown & Ted Morris.Thursday, June 20, Burapha A & B – StablefordThe scoring today wasn’t quite up to the standard set over the past few weeks, with only Russell Gilroy (16) breaking his handicap and winning by two points with thirty-seven on his card. To make it even better day, Russell also recorded the only 2 out of the entire field.Pete Seil (5) took second place with thirty-five points and we then had three players on thirty-four points where Joe McArdle (16) won the countback to take the third and last place on the podium and both Mark Armstrong and Kevyn Wright lost out. Pete Seil.The Tara Court Golf SocietySunday, June 16, Green Valley – StablefordOur lowest handicapper came in with the best score today. Pete Seil (H/cap 5) had an excellent round of one over par gross to score forty points. Paul Pavloff (6) also had an excellent day and he came second on thirty nine points. We then had two players with thirty eight and here Kevyn Wright (10) won the countback to come third and Pat Culloty (21) lost it and had to settle for the fourth spot. Playing to his handicap, Paul Butler (16) got the fifth and last place for today.Shaun Merriman almost made the prizes with thirty five points but although he didn’t quite make it he had the consolation of having the only 2 of the day.last_img read more

Ex-Atletico players preparing for life without Antoine Griezmann

first_img El entorno del Atlético asume la marcha de Griezmann The Argentine Rubén ‘Ratón’ Ayala, who played for Atletico Madrid between 1973 and 1989, has spoken about Antoine Griezmann’s suggestion that he could leave for Manchester United, calling for Edinson Cavani to come in as his replacement if he does go to England.  “If he goes, I would like Cavani because he’s a guy that fights, that doesn’t give up on any ball, is good in the air, can take free-kicks…” the former footballer said to EFE while in Madrid for the Legends Final which will close the Vicente Calderon on Sunday.  Upd. at 18:09 CEST José Navarro, Atletico goalkeeper between 1978 and 1982, said on Griezmann’s possible departure to English football that “if he goes than another player will come.” 24/05/2017 EFE Ayala, born in Santa Fe in 1950, did add that it would be “a shame” if Griezmann did leave, though: “It would be shame because we have seen what he is capable of. He runs, fights and doesn’t give anything up. He’s in the box and he’s also defending. IN SPORT.ES “There are very few players capable of that. It would be a blow if he left, but if Atletico let him go because they’re getting good money, then it would be welcome.”  Griezmann admits he could leave Atletico for Manchester United this summer “But if he wants to go because he’ll be paid more, Atletico have a wage ceiling. If he goes, though, another good player will come in.”  RELATED STORIES Speaking to EFE, he added: “Without doubt he’s a great player. In my era there was Futre, who I don’t know if he was close to Griezmann. He’s not a great goalscorer, but he’s a player who works a lot, without doubt, and it would be good if he’s at Atletico. last_img read more

Youth forum draws crowds

first_imgA MAJOR youth mental health forum set for Pakenham next Tuesday night has attracted more than 400 registrations. The Youth…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img