Limerick asthmatics not using life-saving service

first_imgPrint Teva Pharmaceuticals Ireland today launches the first national respiratory inhaler recycling pilot Previous articleUHL not worst in Trolley crisisNext articleSlow Riot release Voyeur /Burn in the City this Friday Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Twitter MANY of the 18,000  Limerick people who suffer from asthma are not availing of a free service that could give them a much better quality of life and even save their lives.And the new chief executive of the Asthma Society of Ireland is now calling on them to avail of the society’s Adviceline service.Speaking about Limerick’s calls to the free Adviceline service, Sarah O’Connor said: “18,443 people in Limerick have asthma and we are concerned that they are not availing of the free Adviceline service. We would love to receive more calls so that we can help people with asthma feel well, keep their asthma under control, and lead the fullest life, symptom-free.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The Advicline specialist nurse works through what to do in the event of an asthma attack, follows up an appointment with a family doctor or specialist to answer any questions, deals with what triggers may be setting off a person’s asthma, and helps people to self-manage their condition“This really equips people with the information and skills to improve their health and users have provided extensive feedback that this has had a positive impact on their lives,” Ms O’Connor explained.The Asthma Adviceline is available at 1800 44 54 64.A recent partnership review undertaken jointly by the HSE and the Asthma Society of Ireland provided evidence that the service has an impact for people with asthma or parents of children with asthma, helping them to manage the condition to better effect.Commenting on the partnership, Shirley Keane from the HSE said: “Children miss an average of ten days at school each year due to asthma. Our research shows that the Adviceline service helps 70 per cent of callers aged 50 years and under, avoid missing school or work due to their asthma.”.Callers can avail of the service by calling the free phone number between 09:00 and 17:00 Monday to Friday. A call-back appointment with an experienced respiratory nurse specialist will be scheduled for a time and day that suits each individual caller.“Asthma is a long-term illness which can be complex and the advice and support offered by a specialist nurse can inspire confidence in the message of self-management and reassure callers or families of people living with these lifelong chronic conditions,” Ms O’Connor concluded.For more health news click here  WhatsApp Facebook Emailcenter_img Advertisement Dedicated Mid West virus helpline launched RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsHealthLimerick asthmatics not using life-saving serviceBy Bernie English – March 21, 2018 3755 Linkedin TAGSasthma attackAsthma Society IrelandAsthmaticshelplineinhalerinhalerslimerick last_img read more

Lennon: Through a Glass Onion Begins Imagining Off-Broadway

first_img Part concert and part biography, Lennon: Through a Glass Onion explores the life and talent of one of the most admired icons of the past century. The show will weave together Lennon’s story with 31 songs, including “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Revolution,” “Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds,” “All You Need is Love,” “Come Together,” “Help,” “Working Class Hero,” “Mother” and “Jealous Guy.” Opening night is set for October 15. Lennon: Through a Glass Onion Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 11, 2015 View Comments Related Shows You say you want a revolution? Head off-Broadway to the Union Square Theatre to see Lennon: Through a Glass Onion, which begins previews on October 3. The show, created and performed by John R. Waters and Stewart D’Arrietta, has previously played at the Sydney Opera House and in the West End. The limited engagement will run through February 22, 2015.last_img read more

Syracuse volleyball loses to Virginia Tech, 3-1, in final home game

first_imgSyracuse (7-21, 6-12 Atlantic Coast) lost to Virginia Tech (12-17, 7-11), 3-1, on Sunday afternoon. Two Hokies outside hitters, Amanda McKinzie and Lindsey Owens, contributed for 33 of VT’s 51 kills.SU played a back-and-forth first set until it tied at 20-20. After the teams were tied 14 times, Syracuse went on a 5-1 run and won the set 25-21.The second set was also back and forth until Virginia Tech led, 10-9. The Hokies then went on a 10-3 run to make it 20-12 and eventually win the set 25-19. The third set resembled the first as both teams traded points. The teams tied at 20-20 again, but the Hokies went on a run and won the set, 25-22.The fourth set was a set of runs as the teams traded points until the score was tied at 25-25. The Hokies won the set, 27-25, and the match, 3-1, as Syracuse again failed to close a set. Syracuse had nine blocks and 14 block assists.Leah Levert led both teams with a hitting percentage of .733 to go along with 11 kills. Freshman Polina Prokudina, who played sparingly until recently, led the Orange with 16 kills.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse ends its season on a two-game road trip at Louisville and Notre Dame.  The Orange next plays on Wednesday at Louisville (10-18, 5-13 Atlantic Coast) at 7 p.m. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 20, 2016 at 5:15 pm Contact Jake: [email protected]last_img read more

Sheriff John Williams killed in front of his son, police say

first_imgOfficials are now saying Lowndes County Alabama Sheriff John Williams was shot in front of his son.The sheriff was shot after he approached a truck and asked the driver to turn down his music.The suspect, 18-year-old William Chase Johnson, is the son of a Montgomery County Deputy.Police arrested him several hours later when he returned to the scene.Johnson made his first court appearance Monday where he was charged with murder and denied bond.A Crenshaw County judge has placed a gag order on the case, prohibiting anyone associated with the case from making any statements at this time.last_img

Minimize forage ash content

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Forage ash content comes from both internal and external sources. Internal sources include minerals such as calcium, phosphorus and potassium found in the leaves and stems of forage plants. External sources include things like soil, bedding, and sand that are deposited on the surface of the forage. An average internal ash content for alfalfa is around 8% and for grass forages around 6%. Values above that represent external sources and are negatively associated with forage quality and animal performance because ash takes the place of nutrients on approximately a 1 to 1 basis. A good goal to shoot for is an ash content of 3% coming from external sources, so an ash content of around 11% for alfalfa and 9% for grass forages.Forage harvest practices increase the external component of forage ash content. There are some management practices that growers can use to minimize the increase in ash percentage. The following list comes from a document written by Dan Undersander, Extension Forage Specialist at the University of Wisconsin:Raise the cutter bar of a disc mower: The lower the cut, the more likely it is to bring soil into the forage. Consider an alfalfa cutting height of 3 inches and 4 inches for alfalfa-grass mixes.Use flat knives on the disc mower. Angled knives create some suction and while they help to pick up lodged forage, they pick up more soil as well.Keep windrow off the ground. Placing a wide swath on to a higher stubble will decrease the amount of soil that can accumulate on the bottom of a windrow.Keep rake tines from touching the ground. Raising a cloud of dust when raking likely is adding 1 to 2% ash content to the hay.Use a windrow merger. Because hay is not rolled across the ground, there can be 1 to 2% less ash in the forage.last_img read more

Interview: Behind the Scenes with YouTube’s Binging with Babish

first_imgIf you are a YouTube creator yourself looking to grow you channel, here are some great resources.How to Create Custom YouTube ThumbnailsYouTube Tip: Create Captivating End Screens for Your VideosYouTube SEO: 5 Tips for Boosting Rank Using Keywords5 Quick Tips to Boost Your Video’s YouTube RankThe End of YouTube AnnotationsVlogging Tips for Using Music in Youtube VideosHow To Make How-To Videos and YouTube TutorialsThe Ins and Outs of Streaming on YouTube LiveHow to Add Subtitles to YouTube VideosCan You Use Copyrighted Music on YouTube? Let us know how you’ve grown your own channel in the comments. We talked to Binging with Babish’s Andrew Rea about shooting his web series and reaching 1 Million YouTube Subscribers.All images via Andrew Rea/Binging With Babish.One of my absolute favorite YouTube channels is Binging with Babish, a cooking show dedicated to recreating dishes from television shows and movies. Each week, the series tackles a new dish. The show’s success is due to many factors, like consistent quality, mouthwatering food, good humor, and a rabid community fanbase.I reached out to Andrew Rea (aka Oliver Babish) to learn more about his successful YouTube series.PremiumBeat: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Who are you? Where are you from?Andrew Rea: My name is Andrew Rea. I’m a YouTube creator from Rochester, NY, now living in Harlem. I shoot, edit, and star in a weekly cooking show called Binging with Babish, where I endeavor to accurately recreate foods from movies and television.PB: What is your background? Can you talk about some of your previous jobs, and have you gone full-time as a YouTube creator?AR: For the past seven years, I worked as an Autodesk Flame artist at SwitchFX, a boutique commercial finishing house. Before that, I interned and worked part-time gigs to grow my knowledge of the post-production world. I attended Hofstra University, where I majored in Film Studies and Production — all the while, my passion for cooking remained an insatiable hobby. I’ve since made the channel my full-time career.PB: So you have more of a production background?AR: I have more of a background in film than food. I don’t have any formal culinary training, but have fifteen years of neurotic self-teaching under my belt. I got a chef’s knife and whisk tattoo on my forearm about five years ago — before I was a halfway decent cook — as a way to “hold myself hostage” into becoming a better one.PB: Who is Oliver Babish?AR: Oliver Babish is an ancillary character from The West Wing, portrayed by Oliver Platt. I was trying to come up with a fun Reddit handle, and liked the idea of an obscure character name that’d give me an inside joke with other West Wing fanatics. My show, which was intended just for Reddit and just for one episode, was named arbitrarily after my handle, and now I’m kinda stuck with it! I’m hoping Oliver Platt hits me up one day.PB: So that’s how you started the YouTube channel?AR: I started the channel almost by accident — I had bought a camera and a light to do some freelance interview work, and decided to experiment with food photography. I realized I had a good setup for a show, and decided to make one episode for fun. People responded positively, I kept making it, and it kept growing — now I’m lucky enough to have made it my full-time job!PB: Where do you go to find inspiration for new videos?AR: For the most part, I go to my audience for inspiration. I’m constantly getting comments about what viewers want to see recreated on my show. I’ve put a huge effort into constantly and reliably interacting with my audience, and I think it’s been helpful in the growth of my channel — both in building a fanbase and finding new ideas I hadn’t considered!PB: Can you tell us about the gear you use to shoot each episode?AR: I shoot on a Sony a7S with a Zeiss 35mm 2.8 — I’ve got a single Aputure LS 1c, a reflector, and a little bargain LED panel to fill on the bar. (Revealed in the video below, Rea also uses an Atomos Ninja Flame monitor/recorder.)Special thanks to Andrew Rea. I highly recommend checking out his YouTube channel, and supporting his page if you are a fan. For more on Binging with Babish, check out these pages and sites.Binging with Babish:YouTubeWebsiteFacebookTwitterInstagramPatreonThe latest episode of Binging with Babish celebrates his 1 Million Subscriber mark with a behind-the-scenes tour of his apartment/studio. You can watch the whole episode here.last_img read more