LETTERKENNY MEDIC APPOINTED TO CLINICAL DIRECTOR ROLE

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LETTERKENNY MEDIC APPOINTED TO CLINICAL DIRECTOR ROLE

first_imgDr O’DonnellThe West / North West Hospitals Group has recently appointed Dr Colm O’Donnell, consultant radiologist at Letterkenny General Hospital, as one of four clinical directors to advance the integration of the hospital group and to provide leadership for training and education across the Group.Dr O’Donnell will lead the Diagnostics Directorate (incorporating Radiology and Laboratory Medicine).The existing Group governance structure has been streamlined and now a total of four clinical directorates will manage the clinical specialties across all hospitals. Bill Maher, CEO of the West / North West Hospitals Group commented, “One of the Group priorities was to strengthen the governance structure across all hospitals in the Group and the new directorates will be responsible for providing high quality and equitable services for all patients based on excellence in clinical practices and teaching and to support the principle that the care of the patient comes first at all times.“The Clinical Directors are responsible for implementing the national clinical care programmes, developing service plans and setting performance targets. This will lead to improved quality and performance and will ensure greater efficiency by involving the appropriate medical, allied health professionals, pharmacy, nursing, administrative and support service staff working together as one business unit.“The Clinical Directors will also play a key role in quality and safety by implementing the national standards for better safer healthcare, conducting regular clinical audits and implementing the risk management and complaints procedure in each directorate.“An interim Chief Academic Officer, responsible for developing a structured and integrated approach to education and training for all healthcare professionals in the Group, has also been appointed. Duties include establishing a Graduate Medical Education Department to co-ordinate Non Consultant Hospital Doctor and Consultant training and creating a system of support/mentoring for all trainees. “The role will also involve working closely with our academic partner, NUI Galway to ensure a cohesive and integrated approach to undergraduate medical, nursing and allied health professional education.“I wish Colm and the other new appointees the best of luck with their new roles and I look forward on reporting on further developments at our public Board Meetings that will take place in Roscommon on 03 June and in Mayo on 02 September.”Dr Colm O’Donnell is a Consultant Radiologist in Letterkenny General Hospital with a special interest is musculoskeletal imaging. Originally from Loughrea, Co Galway, he was educated at St Brendan’s National School and St Raphael’s Secondary School. He attended Medical School at UCD and worked in general medicine for several years in Ireland and England. Subsequently he trained in Radiology in Wales before returning to Ireland in 2010. LETTERKENNY MEDIC APPOINTED TO CLINICAL DIRECTOR ROLE was last modified: January 24th, 2014 by John2Share 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:clinical directorColm O’DonnellLetterkenny General Hospitallast_img read more

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Gardai hunt for tin thieves in Buncrana

first_imgGardai are investigating the theft of 40 sheets of galvanised tin from a company at Stragill in Buncrana.The theft of the large number of sheets took place between the 15th and 28th of August.Gardai say a vehicle and trailer would have been needed to transport the stolen sheets. Any information on the theft should be given to Gardai in Buncrana.Gardai hunt for tin thieves in Buncrana was last modified: September 3rd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:buncranadonegalGardaiTHEFTStinlast_img read more

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One question for every Warrior at the start of the 2018-2019 season

first_imgTo many, the Warriors winning a third-straight title and joining the pantheon of great sports dynasties is inevitable.But that ignores two big truths: nothing is inevitable in sports and you never see the end of a dynasty coming.It’ll take months for the story of the Warriors’ 2018-19 season to be written, but as we enter the first of 82 regular-season games, I have some questions for the team’s 15-man roster.And the answers to these questions will likely dictate how this whole crazy thing …last_img read more

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Mamelodi Sundowns crowned PSL champs

first_img8 May 2014 Mamelodi Sundowns secured South Africa’s 2013/14 Absa Premiership title on Tuesday evening, with one match remaining in the season, after a 3-0 win over SuperSport United at Loftus Stadium in Pretoria. It’s the first title for “The Brazilians” since winning the league by 10 points in 2006/07. They’re the Premier Soccer League’s (PSL) leading scorers and sport the league’s fourth-tightest defence. Interestingly, their goals have been shared around, with Katlego Mashego their top scorer with seven. Both Cuthbert Malajila and Tsholofelo Modise netted six times, and Dove Wome, Surprise Moriri and Anthony Laffor five times.Third PSL title for Moriri On Tuesday, it was Surprise Moriri, Teko Modise, and Malajila that found the back of the net. For Moriri, it was a third PSL title with Sundowns, as he was previously part of the teams that won in 2006/07 and the season that preceded that. “The boys worked hard. The guys who started the season laid the foundation for some of the guys who finished the season and that’s all about team work,” the veteran midfielder told the South African Press Association (Sapa) after the game. “Even the younger ones responded. Our experience couldn’t have worked if the younger ones were not there to follow us, so we had to lead the way.”Mosimane praised Moriri also praised coach Pitso Mosimane for his role in guiding the club to the title. “Pitso has been good,” he said. “One thing about him, he’s the kind of person who understands the culture of the South Africans and everybody. “He always makes sure that everyone is on their toes and you can see it. He makes sure that each player gives his best and finally we’re celebrating. “Pitso is open-minded and he doesn’t hold back. If you are wrong, he comes straight to you and he’ll tell you to your face that you are wrong, whether you are a senior or a junior, and this is the kind of person that we want.”Congratulations PSL CEO Brand de Villiers congratulated Sundowns on their title, saying: “We are happy to declare Mamelodi Sundowns the winners of the 2013/14 Absa Premiership tonight. “This has been a fantastic season for them, and I congratulate the club president Patrice Motsepe, management, coach Pitso Mosimane, captain Alje Schut and the players for a sterling season,” De Villiers said. “Mamelodi Sundowns showed character and determination coming behind in the Absa Premiership championship race and finishing at the summit.” Bobby Malabie, Absa Group executive for marketing and communication, added: “On behalf of Absa, my congratulations to Mamelodi Sundowns and their coach, Pitso Mosimane, for winning the 2013/14 Absa Premiership. “This season in particular has been one of the most exhilarating, and we’ve experienced some amazing and memorable performances which is testament to the talent of our South African football teams,” Malabie said. “Congratulations also to all the other teams who have competed tirelessly throughout the season, and for helping the game of football to prosper. The stage is set for an even more exciting 2014/15 season, which we are once again delighted to be the title sponsor of.”PSL title winners Since the PSL’s first season in 1996/97, the Pretoria club has claimed the title six times – more than any other team. Orlando Pirates have four titles to their name, Kaizer Chiefs and SuperSport United three titles each, and Santos and Manning Rangers one each. While the champions were crowned on Tuesday, the final round of fixtures on Saturday still contain lots of intrigue as clubs scrap it out for a place in the top eight and to escape the relegation playoff battle. Earlier this week, the PSL announced that the Absa Premiership Trophy will be handed to Mamelodi Sundowns after their final match at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Saturday. For Lamontville Golden Arrows, a 1-0 loss to AmaZulu on Tuesday ensured their drop to the First Division next season.last_img read more

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Dispatch from ACI

first_imgA convergence of weatherization and home performance professionals (aka “Roomful of Geeks”) met in Kansas City at the end of April for the annual ACI Advancing Home Comfort Conference. This event, formerly known as Affordable Comfort, brings together industry leaders and practitioners to teach, learn, and share ideas about the industry. The educational sessions I attended were generally solid, if somewhat dry and technical, but that is to be expected. I struggled to stay attentive (and occasionally awake, but I take personal responsibility for that) at some of them, but I am happy to report that I gained at least one, if not more, solid pieces of information at each presentation. Most of the presenters were very knowledgeable in their field as well as interesting speakers, but every one that I saw could benefit from training in public speaking and creating visual presentations. My most common complaint is a lack of flow.Death by PowerpointPresentations should be like term papers: State your hypothesis, then prove it, succinctly, in the allotted time. The Powerpoint presentations were challenging to read and understand. How about larger type, fewer words, and crisp charts and photos, folks? Oh, and let’s try darker backgrounds to reduce eyestrain. If you can’t read it easily from 20 feet away, it isn’t effective. Nobody I saw was terrible, but there is a lot of room for improvement, just as there is at any conference.My favorite bad presentation of all time was by some poor guy at Greenbuild several years ago who was apparently thrown in at the last minute to take over someone else’s slot—each of his slides was packed with words written in 8-point type and completely illegible charts, which he proceeded to read in heavily accented English. I didn’t last long.I do a lot of speaking and training, and while I acknowledge that my style is not to everyone’s (or anyone’s?) liking, I always do my best to keep it interesting, make the story flow, and finish on time.Hot under the collar about cold climate biasMy primary complaint is that most of the conference focused on cold climates. While this is understandable, considering that its roots lie in the northern states, sometimes it seems like hot and humid climates don’t even exist. I understand that people are comfortable teaching what they know, and the majority of the presenters come from cold climates. It is time, however, for ACI to pay more attention to the South. A common thread running through several sessions went something like, “Well, you would do it differently in a hot and humid climate, but…” and then the talk went back to heating degree days, extra wall insulation, and thermal breaks.Trade show goodiesThe swag (Stuff We All Get) wasn’t bad; in fact there were two different sizes of foam CFLs available for me to take home and add to my collection. Not a single thumb-drive give away to be found, unlike Greenbuild, where they were a dime a dozen, but no good foam toys in sight. Thermal imaging, or infrared cameras were the belle of the ball, with about a half dozen vendors hawking theirs as the best on the market. I expect that lots of people in the industry, including me, will be purchasing one of these soon. Not only are they a useful tool, but man, are they way cool!I’m off to the AIA Convention in San Francisco, likely to be about as different from ACI as a conference can be. Probably lots of Corbu glasses and bow ties. I’m also hoping for some good swag.last_img read more

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Fiberglass Insulation Manufacturer Tackles Installation Quality

first_imgOwens Corning’s push for Grade 1 installationOwens Corning, of course, is the company I’m talking about. The photo at right, from their 12-page guide, Achieving Grade 1 with Fiberglass Batts (pdf), shows their trademarked pink insulation. The guide begins with some general information about what it means to get to RESNET’s Grade 1 in insulation installation quality. It also includes a nice checklist that builders and insulation installers can use to help ensure they get Grade 1 when installing fiberglass batts.The guide closes with four pages of photos on the right and wrong ways to install insulation. They hit on some of the critical areas that cause most of the problems preventing installers from getting Grade 1 assigned to their work by the home energy raters who inspect the work. One of these pairs of photos is displayed at the bottom of this page as Image #2. RELATED ARTICLES A helpful video for installersIn addition to the 12-page guide, Owens Corning also produced a really nice video. In 11 minutes, they cover pretty much everything installers need to know to get to grade 1 installation quality. It’s on YouTube, but you can watch it right here, too. Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, energy consultant, RESNET-certified trainer, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. Check out his in-depth course, Mastering Building Science at Heatspring Learning Institute, and follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard. If the style of that image looks familiar, you may recognize that it’s from the Energy Star Version 3 training materials. Owens Corning has referenced the Energy Star Thermal Enclosure Rater Checklist (TERC) in this document so installers know why they’re getting docked, at least for Energy Star homes. (Advanced Energy, which put together the ESV3 materials, also prepared this document for Owens Corning.)The insulation installation grading protocol is from Appendix A in RESNET’s Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Standards. I wrote about how to grade installation quality of insulation a while back, so you can check that article for more details about what’s behind the grades: 1, 2, or 3. (The short version is that Grade 1 is the best, and the parameters that govern the grade are the percentage of area with missing insulation and how much compression or incompletely filled areas there are.) A good start, but…I think this represents good progress for the fiberglass insulation industry. Fiberglass insulation, especially in batt form, has a pretty bad reputation among home energy pros. I’m going to say something now that I’m sure will lead to some interesting discussion below: The problem isn’t the material. The problem lies in the design and installation. Fiberglass batt insulation can work just fine in assemblies designed to make good installation possible and when installers take the time to do it right. Yes, it will cost more, but as usual, you get what you pay for.Owens Corning has made a good start. They need to push harder, though. A lot harder. They put out these materials last summer, but if you don’t know where they are, you’ll have great difficulty finding them. I looked all over the fiberglass insulation part of their website and couldn’t find them. I had to go back to an email I received last summer to dig up the links. Come on, OC. Put these things front and center so anyone going to your site will see them.Still, kudos to Owens Corning for this start. It’s much better than trying to pretend the problem doesn’t exist or squashing negative publicity about fiberglass batts. (Oh, come on. No manufacturer would do that. Would they?)Fiberglass insulation isn’t going away. Let’s make sure it’s done right. One of the major fiberglass insulation manufacturers (the color in the lead photo gives away which one I’m talking about) is getting serious about the installation quality of fiberglass batt insulation. They’ve put out a video (embedded below) and a document showing how to achieve RESNET Grade 1 installation quality with fiberglass batts. Have you seen these things yet? Installing Fiberglass RightShould Batt Insulation Be Outlawed?GBA Encyclopedia: Batt and Blanket InsulationGrading the Installation Quality of Insulationlast_img read more

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2 days agoBurnley manager Dyche delighted with squad competition

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Burnley manager Dyche delighted with squad competitionby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley manager Sean Dyche is delighted with the competition within his squad.The Clarets currently have intense battles in a variety of positions, including left-back, striker and central midfield.”There is real competition,” said Dyche.”We have lost very important players but it shows we have other players who are just as important.”I thought Jeff (Hendrick) did well in midfield alongside Westy which is not easy when you play two v three. There was a tactical understanding there of when to press and when not to.”Robbie came in and he is getting back to true fitness and match sharpness that it takes which is why he came off and Jay got a start as well.”I like that competitive element to the squad.” last_img read more

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A timeline of key events in the case of alleged serial killer

first_imgA timeline of key events in the case of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur based on information released by Toronto police:___September 2010 — Skandaraj Navaratnam, 40, disappears from Toronto’s gay village.Dec. 29, 2010 — Abdulbasir Faizi, 42, is reported missing to Peel Regional Police, west of Toronto. Police have said he was last seen in Toronto’s gay village.October 2012 — Majeed Kayhan, 58, of Toronto, is reported missing.November 2012 — Police launch Project Houston to investigate the disappearances of Faizi, Navaratnam and Kayhan.April 2014 — Police close Project Houston, saying none of their findings would classify anyone as a suspect of a criminal offence.August 2015 — Soroush Mahmudi, 50, of Toronto, is reported missing.May 2016 – July 2017 — Police believe Dean Lisowick, 43 or 44, of no fixed address, was killed by McArthur during this time span.April 14, 2017 — Selim Esen, 44, is reported missing from the area of Toronto’s Yonge and Bloor streets.June 26, 2017 — Andrew Kinsman, 49, is reported missing from the area of Parliament and Winchester streets.August 2017 — Police launch Project Prism to investigate the disappearances of Esen and Kinsman.September 2017 — Project Prism officers identify Bruce McArthur “as someone to be included or excluded as being involved in the disappearance of Andrew Kinsman.”Dec. 8, 2017 — Police Chief Mark Saunders says the force will review its practices in missing persons investigations. He denies that there is evidence suggesting a serial killer is walking the streets of Toronto.Jan. 17, 2018 — Police uncover evidence suggesting McArthur was responsible for both Kinsman and Esen’s deaths, along with the deaths of other unidentified people.Jan. 18, 2018 — McArthur is arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Esen and Kinsman. Police say McArthur is believed to be responsible for other deaths.Jan. 19, 2018 — McArthur has his first court appearance.Jan. 29, 2018 — McArthur is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Mahmudi, Kayhan and Lisowick. Police call McArthur an alleged serial killer and say more victims may be identified.Feb. 8, 2018 — Police say they’ve recovered the remains of six people from planters at a house where McArthur worked as a landscaper, and say they expect to lay more charges.Feb. 13, 2018 — Police say excavation at the home’s backyard turned up no human remains, but suggest they may “revisit the scene” when the weather warms up.Feb. 23, 2018 — Police lay a sixth charge of first-degree murder against McArthur, identify Navaratnam as one of the alleged victims whose remains were found in the planters.March 5, 2018 — Police say they’ve recovered the remains of a seventh person linked to McArthur. They also release the photograph of a dead man believed to be a victim of McArthur in the hopes the public will help identify him.April 11, 2018 — Police lay a seventh murder charge against McArthur in Faizi’s death.last_img read more

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DJ Khaled Sells His Clothes For Charity

first_imgDJ Khaled is selling his clothes for charity.The Grammy-nominated artist is selling over 250 pieces of clothing through retail and resale app Poshmark.A portion of the proceeds will benefit his Win More Music campaign with Get Schooled, which he set up for students to win music studios and production equipment for their schools.Click here to see what’s going under the hammer.last_img

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Canadian Actress Tricia Helfer Star of Battlestar Galactica Files For Divorce From

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Actress Tricia Helfer has filed for divorce to end her 13-year marriage to attorney Jonathan Marshall.According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the former “Battlestar Galactica” star is citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for divorce, listing the date of separation as May 12, 2017.Helfer, a native of Alberta, married Marshall in 2003; they have no children together. Login/Register With:center_img Advertisement Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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