Health inspectors find fault with Limerick residential centre

first_imgEmail Families in fear at a Limerick special needs centre Linkedin NewsHealthHealth inspectors find fault with Limerick residential centreBy Editor – January 12, 2018 1636 Previous articleFree sign language training for Limerick childcare professionalsNext article€1.59 million allocated for housing development in Abbeyfeale Editor Twitter Facebook University Hospital Limerick trolley count on double RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisementcenter_img Print TAGSassessed needsBrothers of CharityDesmond Community Residential HousesfacilityHIQAinspectorspeople with disabilitiespsychological wellbeingshortcomings Brothers of Charity Services COVID-19 recruitment initiative WhatsApp Limerick patients included in Kerry hospital review Limerick Hospital Group had highest exposure to CPE superbug A LIMERICK facility for people with disability operated by the Brothers of Charity failed to meet Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) standards concerning the needs of residents.HIQA inspectors found that the shortcomings resulted in negative impacts on the physical and psychological wellbeing of residents.When they visited the Desmond Community Residential Houses in County Limerick, the inspectors found that the needs of residents in one house were “not compatible” and that the designated centre was not suited to meeting each resident’s assessed needs.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up There was evidence of action taken by the provider, including the allocation of additional staff supports since December 2016. While this had improved the situation somewhat, there was concerning evidence of negative impacts on residents’ physical and psychological wellbeing, according to HIQA.More health news here Children went missing from special care unit 35 timeslast_img read more

‘Christmas can be saved if right measures are taken’

first_img Harps come back to win in Waterford FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 By News Highland – October 8, 2020 Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Christmas can be saved if the right measures are taken, according to public health officials. NPHET is warning that cases of Covid-19 could exceed 1,000 a day in a matter of weeks and says we are now in a period of exponential growth.611 cases were confirmed yesterday, along with 5 deaths.60 of the cases were in Donegal, the highest ever daily number here.Public health officials will meet again today and say they are deeply concerned by the rate of transmission since they last met on Sunday.Chairman of the NPHET Modelling Advisory Group, Philip Nolan, outlines the prediction he made just three weeks ago.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Previous articleNew restrictions expected for North todayNext articleConcern expressed over ‘open clusters’ in nursing homes News Highland Google+center_img ‘Christmas can be saved if right measures are taken’ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApplast_img read more

Josh Kroenke wants to cut away Arsenal deadweight amid Shkodran Mustafi transfer speculation

first_img Coral BarryTuesday 20 Aug 2019 9:56 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Josh Kroenke wants to cut away Arsenal deadweight amid Shkodran Mustafi transfer speculation Kroenke aims to be ruthless in the transfer market (Picture: Getty)He said: ‘I would defer to our football operations staff but I know there are a few names that have come up who might not see as much playing time this season, so whether that’s via loan or permanent transfer I know there are discussions going on.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I’ll leave that to our football operations staff.‘So from a player’s perspective, whether it’s good or bad news I think the best thing you can do is be honest with the player because they’ve only got a limited window where they can be at their physical peak. Comment Mustafi appears set for an exit from Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Josh Kroenke has admitted Arsenal chiefs have some work still to do to trim the squad before the close of the transfer window.There have already been several high profile departures, with Alex Iwobi joining Everton and Laurent Koscielny returning to France, but questions remain about the future of Shkodran Mustafi.Arsenal are reportedly ready to offload the German defender and Unai Emery is yet to name Mustafi in a matchday squad this season.The European transfer window does not close until September 2 and speaking to BBC Sport, Kroenke confirmed there could still be some departures at the Emirates.ADVERTISEMENT Nicolas Pepe was Arsenal’s stand-out summer signing (Picture: Getty)Asked if Arsenal would continue to spend in January, Kroenke replied: ‘That’s hopefully a sign of encouragement for Arsenal fans that, when we’re out in the market place, you might never know what we’re thinking and you could be surprised by some of the names that come up.‘As for January, I don’t want to get ahead of ourselves.‘We’ve got to evaluate some things in the short term and figure out where we might need to address going forward, so when January does roll around we’re going to be proactive again.’MORE: Nicolas Pepe reveals Arsenal transfer was ‘logical choice’ amid reported interest from LiverpoolMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Shkodran Mustafi is yet to feature this season (Picture: Reuters)‘I would say whatever we’re doing we’re going to be aggressive and we’re going to be decisive, and we’re going to communicate well and honestly through it all.’While Arsenal work to offload some of their deadweight, fans have been pleasantly surprised by the club’s transfer business.The signings of Nicolas Pepe, Kieran Tierney and Dani Ceballos have raised morale at the club and Arsenal have two wins from two league games. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

What’s the latest Gold Coast million-dollar suburb?

first_imgMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours agoArtist impression of the proposed Gold Coast Art Gallery which will be built at the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct at Evandale.“Bundall touches a very wide area — it takes in the suburb of Bundall, Sorrento, properties near the racecourse, and then a large base of waterfront properties and that elevates the price point,” Mr Newlands said.It comes as property prices continue to climb less than 100 days out from the Commonwealth Games, with Willowvale and Currumbin Valley sitting in the $900,000 median house sale price bracket. Mr Newlands said lifestyle and location factors would help more suburbs crack the million-dollar mark in 2018.”Mermaid Waters is one — all of those suburbs that are centrally located, only a minute’s drive to the beach, close to shopping centres, boutique places and spots for families to take the children,” Mr Newlands said. Bundall’s median house sale price is now $1.05 million.As a whole, the Gold Coast also recorded a 7.7 per cent increase in median house sale prices of $630,000 while the median sale price of units increased by 4.2 per cent to $422,000.Main Beach is still the region’s most expensive suburb, but recorded a slight drop from $1.605 million to $1.520 million over just 12 house sales.Real estate agent Karen Stewart from McGrath Surfers Paradise, who has handled property sales in Bundall for the past 15 years, said the suburb had clawed back to triumph. Bundall resident Joanne Wheeler has listed her home for $1.49 million. Photo by Richard Gosling Aerial of Bundall business precinct.“Five years ago it was a really tough market, you had sellers that wanted to sell, but the market hadn’t caught up after the GFC,” Ms Stewart said.“It improved slowly over the last three years but really it’s the past 12 months where it has surpassed.”Ms Stewart reported a trend towards buyers snapping up then renovating or rebuilding older homes.“It’s so quiet and you’re out of the more transient suburbs but in 10 minutes you can be in places like Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach,” she said.“We’ve had a lot of interstate buyers, we’re finding a lot more sales are coming from out of town, but there still is a fifty-fifty ratio of local and visitor buyers.”REIQ Gold Cost zone chairman John Newlands said Bundall’s swift rise was partly due to its size. Joanne Wheeler is selling her Bundall home after 15 years. Photo by Richard GoslingBUNDALL is the latest suburb to join the elite million-dollar club on the Gold Coast, jumping to $1.055 million in the past 12 months.CoreLogic data shows the 7.7 per cent increase over 124 house sales pushed the central suburb into the exclusive price threshold shared by Mermaid Beach, Main Beach, Broadbeach Waters, Clear Island Waters, Paradise Point and Surfers Paradise. Mermaid Waters is on the up. An aerial view of The Lakes development back in 2015.Mermaid Waters was the third-highest moving suburb of 2017, recording a 17.2 per cent increase in median house prices to $881,000.“It’s all about demand, we’re starting to see a return of interstate investors from Sydney and Melbourne, so it’s starting to surge forward with a greater population wanting a waterfront lifestyle,” Mr Newlands said.According to Ms Stewart, Benowa Waters is also one to watch. “Benowa Waters has had a massive increase over the past 12 months due to the school catchment area being tightened up,” Ms Stewart said.center_img The lake at Evandale Parklands, in Bundall. Photo: Kit Wise The waterfront home is described being ideal for entertaining.”Directly where I am it has remained very quiet and unspoilt, although a few blocks have now got duplexes on them,” Ms Wheeler said. “The area as a whole has changed dramatically, particularly with the cafe precinct and the development of the Gold Coast Arts Centre.” Before listing her property, Ms Wheeler, who recently retired, made significant renovations including a new pool setting, kitchen and staircase. “I finished up my work and it’s quite a large property, so I want to downsize, travel more and see family,” Ms Wheeler said. Ms Wheeler has enjoyed her central location. Photo by Richard Gosling“I always thought it was a bit unknown as a residential area, which is part of its appeal, and it’s remained so quiet,” Ms Wheeler said. “I’m not surprised at the current market really, but I am pretty happy.”Ms Wheeler, who moved from the UK to Australia 30 years ago, shared her home with her two grown-up children after being lured from Brisbane by the Gold Coast’s waterfront lifestyle. The property is recently renovated.Vendors cash in on Bundall boom Bundall homeowner Joanne Wheeler has listed her waterfront Daimler Drive property after 15 years and stands to sell for double the amount she paid for it. Ms Wheeler bought the five-bedroom, three-bathroom north east facing house in 2002 for $730,000 — it is now on the market for $1.49 million. The property is in the central Evandale Estate, close to the Gold Coast Turf Club, Chevron Island, and burgeoning Evandale Parklands. last_img read more

Regular meals help healthy eating, study finds.

first_imgLow blood sugar makes it more difficult for the body to resist high-calorie food, according to a USC-Yale study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation on Monday.Fast food · A new study from USC and Yale University shows it is more difficult for people to resist food that is high in calories when their blood sugar is lower. – Robin Laird | Daily TrojanThe research was conducted by Kathleen Page, assistant professor of clinical medicine in the Keck School of Medicine division of endocrinology, while she was at Yale University.“Sugar is the main fuel source for the brain, so when sugar levels are low that makes us hungrier,” Page said. “In this study we wanted to determine what kinds of foods the brain is hungry for when sugar levels are low.”Page’s team used a special type of MRI to measure brain activity when test subjects were shown high-calorie foods, like cookies and pizza, and low-calorie foods, like fruits and vegetables.“The region that normally activates in resistance to high-calorie foods — the pre-frontal cortex at the front of the brain — was much less activated when the subjects were hungry,” Page said. “Our findings suggest that when sugar levels are low, the body is less able to resist high-calorie foods.”Students said their eating habits often mirror the study’s findings. D.J. Banton, a freshman majoring in screenwriting, said her busy schedule prevents her from eating meals on a regular basis.“I often have to skip meals because of school,” Banton said. “My mind says you deserve something decadent because you haven’t eaten all day.”Other students said they make time to eat well. Hikaru Komiyama, a freshman majoring in psychology, said she pursues a healthy lifestyle despite the confines of her meal plan.“Sometimes I’ll go to EVK and just grab fruit for breakfast,” Komiyama said. “At lunch and dinner my roommate and I always get salads. It’s easy to make healthy choices, if you want to.”USC Hospitality said it will continue efforts to make healthy foods readily available.Executive Chef Eric Ernest told the Daily Trojan he planned to sell an original line of healthy grab-and-go foods throughout campus, so students in a rush can grab a quick, nutritious snack, last November.Seeds Marketplace now sells natural and raw juices, berry and yogurt parfaits, fresh made sushi, options and protein-stacked sandwiches as part of the effort, Ernest said.“We have a full line of natural snacks available at most retail units and many at Seeds Marketplace, which we’ve received positive comments about as they are mobile,” Ernest said in an email.Students are taking advantage of these additions, according to Ernest.“Healthy snack options continue to perform well in all units, especially residential dining,” Ernest said. “We have had a great response.”Some students said they are more likely to buy unhealthy snacks because they are cheaper than healthier options. Nick Farmer, a freshman majoring in interactive media and theater, said he finds it hard to rationalize buying expensive health food.“I find that there are opportunities to find health foods on campus at a low price, but the most desirable choices, like at Seeds, are more expensive,” Farmer said. “It seems like paying $6 for lettuce doesn’t justify itself like it would for buying a sandwich.”Ernest said most healthy options on campus are not expensive, but some cost more for practical reasons.“Natural snacks, fresh fruits and vegetables require production labor and real products from local and organic farms,” he said in an email. “Processed foods void of vitamins, nutrients and proteins have a long shelf life and cost less.”Jake Hermle, a sophomore majoring in civil engineering, said students skip meals because of poor time management.“You don’t skip meals because you’re sitting in front of the refrigerator and decide not to eat,” Hermle said. “You skip meals because you’re rushing to class and you actually don’t have time.”Ernest said USC has worked and will continue to work to ensure its students eat consistently and nutritiously.“We provide support and education for all of our guests,” he said. “I believe this effort can only work if it is a partnership and we offer variety.”Page said her findings have a practical application.“The take-home lesson is that if you eat on a regular schedule, you’ll be able to resist that cookie or that slice of pizza,” Page said.last_img read more

“No goalkeeping crisis at Hearts” – Herbert Addo defends Tetteh Luggard

first_imgRecently, third choice Tetteh Luggard got his chance to keep the post for the first time this season against Inter Allies. A miscommunication between him and defender Philip Boampong saw Hearts of Oak give away a cheap goal but the veteran Hearts gaffer says these must not be counted as crisis in his goalkeeping department. “I like the way he is training this week. He is determined to correct his mistakes and prove everybody wrong.” Hearts of Oak who eliminated Senegal’s Olympique de Ngor in the Caf Confederation Cup last Saturday are back in Ghana and will host Bolga Man City in the FA Cup on Thursday.– Coach of Ghana’s surviving Africa campaigners, Hearts of Oak, has brushed aside reports of a goalkeeping crisis in his team. Head coach Herbert Addo is on record to have publicly criticized Ghana U-20 shot-stopper Seidu Mutawakilu for his early season blips. “Nothing is wrong with the goalkeepers. Who said there is something wrong with them? People are putting up all sorts of things.” “The guy [Tetteh Luggard] is a very good goalkeeper, he was scored two goals [against Inter Allies]. If you ask anybody, it was just a mater an issue of the day so it is unfortunate that people are hitting him too hard but he is an experienced goalkeeper, he should put all those behind him. “I don’t see any crisis. There have been one or two mistakes by certain players but that doesn’t mean there is crisis,” Addo said. The Phobians have used three goalkeepers in twelve FCPPL games and conceded 16 goals – one more than they have scored so far and look to be more vulnerable when Burkina Faso international Soulama Abdoulaye is away on national duty.last_img read more