UL Hospitals Group react to INMO strike action

first_imgUniversity Hospital LimerickIn anticipation of the proposed strike action by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), UL Hospitals Group confirms there will be significant disruption and cancellation of routine services across all of its hospitals on Wednesday, January 30.UL Hospitals continues to work with the INMO to secure the safest possible level of nursing and midwifery cover in our hospitals during the period of the strike and contingency arrangements are being finalised.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up All outpatient clinics have been cancelled.  The vast majority of elective procedures have been cancelled. However, a small number of elective surgeries will take place at UHL. These are complex cases where surgery is time-critical and these patients are being contacted directly by the hospital.Where cancellations are taking place, the relevant hospitals are making every effort to contact those patients affected.Updates will be provided through local and social media.Services not available at UL Hospitals Group on the day of the strike (Wednesday, 30th January):·         Injury units will not operate·         Planned inpatient surgery is cancelled. Inpatient is when you need to stay in hospital for one night or more.·         Planned day case procedures are cancelled. Day case is when you are given a hospital bed or a trolley but will not stay overnight.·         All outpatient appointments are cancelled. This includes adult, maternity and paediatric appointments. Outpatient is when you go to hospital for an appointment but don’t stay overnight.·         If a pregnant woman needs urgent assessment due to the cancellation of an appointment, she should go to the emergency admission room at University Maternity Hospital LimerickServices that are operating UL Hospitals Group on the day of the strike:·         Emergency Department at UHL (adult and children). Please only attend our emergency services if absolutely essential·         Maternity services (Delivery suites, home births, special care baby units, neonatal)·         Colposcopy services·         Oncology services (chemotherapy and radiotherapy)·         Dialysis·         Planned obstetric procedures (based on clinical need)·         Palliative careUL Hospitals Group expects that the ED will be busy and is reminding members of the public to consider all their care options before presenting to the Emergency Department at UHL.  Members of the public 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 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.UL Hospitals Group sites include: University Hospital Limerick, University Maternity Hospital Limerick, Ennis Hospital, Nenagh Hospital, St John’s Hospital and Croom Orthopaedic Hospital Updated Statement UL Hospitals Group Cyber Attack and Cancellations Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Print WhatsApp Previous articleCiara will not contest local electionsNext articleCompetition: Bubbles & Barks Valentine’s Pamper Package at Petmania Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGShealthLimerick City and CountyNewsUL Hospitals Group NewsHealthUL Hospitals Group react to INMO strike actionBy Staff Reporter – January 29, 2019 921 center_img Limerick on Covid watch list Twitter UL Hospitals Group & Public Health Mid-West: COVID-19 Precautions ‘Imperative’ As Hospital Services Prioritised for the Most Unwell Patients in Wake of Cyber Attack Advertisement UL Hospitals Group announces gradual relaxation of access restrictions at maternity hospital Facebook Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Linkedinlast_img read more

Highland Radio retains position as most listened to station

first_img By News Highland – February 17, 2011 Highland Radio retains position as most listened to station The latest TNS/ MRBI listenership figures show that Highland Radio continues to be the most listened to local radio station in Ireland.Of those that listen to  Radio on weekdays, 67% choose Highland Radio – that is 9% higher than the second most listened to local radio station in Ireland.Highland Radio also has the Highest market share in Ireland at the weekend, around 10% higher than the second placed local radio station Twitter Newsx Adverts Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img WhatsApp 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Facebook Previous articleListen back to Highland Radio’s 2nd Donegal NE election debateNext articleLetterkenny Chamber to host election debate News Highland NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Google+last_img read more

Greggs opens doors to chip and pin

first_imgGreggs has introduced chip and pin technology across all its shops, with customers now able to pay for transactions over £3 by card.Previously an all-cash business, the UK’s largest bakery retailer introduced the new technology because of demand from customers. Chip and pin readers were successfully trialled in 100 stores and are now being rolled out across Greggs’ 1,500-plus estate.“Until recently there hadn’t been the demand from our customers for chip and pin, but we are starting to see that change,” said a spokeswoman. “There needs to be sufficient demand to cover the cost of the facility in the shops and the cost of processing each transaction. Increasingly, our customers are asking for this facility, so we are meeting their requirements. However, we still anticipate that the majority of transactions are likely to continue to be in cash.”last_img read more

Brazilian Army Modernizes Its Fleet of Armored Vehicles

first_img“The new versions have much better performance. The motor strength, the maneuverability, the armor, and the amphibious capacity stand out in relation to the old versions,” said the head of Project Guarani, Colonel José Henrique de Cássio Ruffo. Currently, the vehicles are undergoing the integration phase with the command and control system (the system for transmitting voice, image, and data between a vehicle and a command post) and with the weapons system. Diálogo will present each of the projects, their objectives, challenges, and new developments in a series of weekly reports, beginning with Guarani. Of the 158 Guarani vehicles delivered to the Brazilian Army, 50 are already in operation. The vehicles are currently being used in Complexo da Maré, a group of favelas or shantytowns in Rio de Janeiro where security forces are deployed to undertake the pacification process. By the end of 2015, all of the VBTP-MRs will be equipped with weapons and command and control components. Also planned for this year is the manufacture of the 8×8 VBR-MRs, built by the same company on an assembly line in Minas Gerais. Their delivery will begin in 2019, but it has not yet been determined how many will be manufactured, as the Army is still analyzing the costs of this investment. The Guarani has the capacity for 11 passengers – nine Soldiers, a Gunner and a driver. The modular design allows for the incorporation of different towers, weapons, sensors, and communications systems within the same vehicle. This enables it to be more versatile; it can be used in offensive, defensive, patrol and peacekeeping Military operations. “The new versions have much better performance. The motor strength, the maneuverability, the armor, and the amphibious capacity stand out in relation to the old versions,” said the head of Project Guarani, Colonel José Henrique de Cássio Ruffo. On March 17, more of these vehicles were deployed to Mato Grosso do Sul, where they were incorporated into the 4th Mechanized Cavalry Brigade. There, the armored vehicles are used to combat organized crime along the border, under the framework of the Integrated Border Monitoring System (Sisfron, for its Portugese acronym). On March 17, more of these vehicles were deployed to Mato Grosso do Sul, where they were incorporated into the 4th Mechanized Cavalry Brigade. There, the armored vehicles are used to combat organized crime along the border, under the framework of the Integrated Border Monitoring System (Sisfron, for its Portugese acronym). Project Guarani develops vehicles and the ammunition By the end of 2015, all of the VBTP-MRs will be equipped with weapons and command and control components. Also planned for this year is the manufacture of the 8×8 VBR-MRs, built by the same company on an assembly line in Minas Gerais. Their delivery will begin in 2019, but it has not yet been determined how many will be manufactured, as the Army is still analyzing the costs of this investment. Guarani vehicles to assist in favela pacification and border defense The Brazilian Army now has better-equipped armored vehicles. Project Guarani, one of the Army’s seven strategic projects, is modernizing the fleet of vehicles the Cavalry and Infantry divisions use by replacing Cavalry vehicles which have been in operation since the 1970s, and by transforming the Mechanized Infantry fleet through discontinuations of motorized vehicles. This year the Army will also select a company to manufacture a 4×4 VBMT-LR (Armored Multitask Vehicle – Light Vehicle Class). It will be used along with the VBR-MRs for smaller operations. The first step has been to replace old vehicles known as Urutus with a new model, the VBTP-MR (Armored Personnel Transport Vehicle – Guarani Midsize Vehicle Class); 158 of those have been built since 2009. The army will also replace another outdated vehicle, the Cascavel, with another new model, the VBR-MR (Armored Multitask Vehicle – Light Vehicle Class). Both the Urutu and Cascavel vehicle families have been in use for more than 30 years, and are equipped with outdated technology. Guarani vehicles to assist in favela pacification and border defense In January, the Army received proposals from four companies – domestic and international – interested in competing for the right to develop the 4×4. The winner will be selected in 2015 and the first vehicles are expected to be ready six months after the contract has been signed. After these three versions, more will come. Diálogo will present each of the projects, their objectives, challenges, and new developments in a series of weekly reports, beginning with Guarani. “The Army currently needs to obtain 60 new vehicles per year, until 2035,” Col. Ruffo said. In January, the Army received proposals from four companies – domestic and international – interested in competing for the right to develop the 4×4. The winner will be selected in 2015 and the first vehicles are expected to be ready six months after the contract has been signed. After these three versions, more will come. The Guarani has the capacity for 11 passengers – nine Soldiers, a Gunner and a driver. The modular design allows for the incorporation of different towers, weapons, sensors, and communications systems within the same vehicle. This enables it to be more versatile; it can be used in offensive, defensive, patrol and peacekeeping Military operations. This newspaper is great! Little is known about what the Brazilian Armed Forces do. I asked my grandchildren if anything was mentioned about the military at school, no information, not even from parents. When reading the news, I felt that they still exist, but where are the military leaders? The recognizable ones have already died. I am talking about LEADERS, ethical, correct, fair and human, and this is formed with serious education, with respect and love for the country, family and others. I remember as a youth, when the flag was raised in high school on September 7, the Army was remembered the most and present in our lives. Today, little is remembered and spoken of this glorious Army, which I had the pleasure of serving. Please, educate our children, and it won’t be necessary to punish men. Great publicity work. Brazilians need to know their Armed Forces. I wanted to know if there’s a military news magazine like there was in the past. Also, what is effectively being done to protect the Brazilian Amazon? That immense region envied by other people is a concern. The Armed Forces should demand an increase in funds from our representatives in Congress for a modern plan to protect such a very important national area. Southeast Brazil already has what seems to be enough. We urgently demand a modern defense plan before some country adventures into taking this rich and forgotten region. I like it. Great to know that we are no longer outdated. It gives us more sovereignty. Our country is more than correct in investing in our security because we are a nation. As we need to prepare ourselves, we need to invest! Congratulations on the publication, because we are in need of good news reports after so many that are taking our country down politically. On April 22, I asked if there was a magazine that publishes the work of our Armed Forces. I would like a response. Thank you. Carlos Rodrigues. Unfortunately, our world is in increasing disarray due to damn money. As an ex-member of the Brazilian Armed Forces (FAB), I admire all of this talent. Brazil’s Army Project Office (EPEx), created in 2012, evaluates, proposes, coordinates, and integrates efforts to realization the Army’s large-scale, technologically and financially complex strategic projects. So far those projects have included Guarani, Cyber Defense, Air Defense, Proteger, Recop, Astros 2020, and Sisfron. On March 20, Companhia Brasileira de Cartuchos (CBC) delivered the 30x173mm ammunition that will be used in the 6×6 VBTP-MRs – the result of a 100 percent domestic research and design process. It has a two-kilometer range and will be used in the 30mm Bushmaster II/MK 44 guns that are mounted on the armored vehicles. The vehicles are also equipped with an automatic turret that can accommodate .50 and 7.62mm machine guns, and a 40mm grenade launcher. By Dialogo April 01, 2015 Modern vehicles, modern weaponry Currently, the vehicles are undergoing the integration phase with the command and control system (the system for transmitting voice, image, and data between a vehicle and a command post) and with the weapons system. Brazil’s Army Project Office (EPEx), created in 2012, evaluates, proposes, coordinates, and integrates efforts to realization the Army’s large-scale, technologically and financially complex strategic projects. So far those projects have included Guarani, Cyber Defense, Air Defense, Proteger, Recop, Astros 2020, and Sisfron. The Brazilian Army now has better-equipped armored vehicles. Project Guarani, one of the Army’s seven strategic projects, is modernizing the fleet of vehicles the Cavalry and Infantry divisions use by replacing Cavalry vehicles which have been in operation since the 1970s, and by transforming the Mechanized Infantry fleet through discontinuations of motorized vehicles. Modern vehicles, modern weaponry The first step has been to replace old vehicles known as Urutus with a new model, the VBTP-MR (Armored Personnel Transport Vehicle – Guarani Midsize Vehicle Class); 158 of those have been built since 2009. The army will also replace another outdated vehicle, the Cascavel, with another new model, the VBR-MR (Armored Multitask Vehicle – Light Vehicle Class). Both the Urutu and Cascavel vehicle families have been in use for more than 30 years, and are equipped with outdated technology. “The Army currently needs to obtain 60 new vehicles per year, until 2035,” Col. Ruffo said. On March 20, Companhia Brasileira de Cartuchos (CBC) delivered the 30x173mm ammunition that will be used in the 6×6 VBTP-MRs – the result of a 100 percent domestic research and design process. It has a two-kilometer range and will be used in the 30mm Bushmaster II/MK 44 guns that are mounted on the armored vehicles. The vehicles are also equipped with an automatic turret that can accommodate .50 and 7.62mm machine guns, and a 40mm grenade launcher. Of the 158 Guarani vehicles delivered to the Brazilian Army, 50 are already in operation. The vehicles are currently being used in Complexo da Maré, a group of favelas or shantytowns in Rio de Janeiro where security forces are deployed to undertake the pacification process. Project Guarani develops vehicles and the ammunition This year the Army will also select a company to manufacture a 4×4 VBMT-LR (Armored Multitask Vehicle – Light Vehicle Class). It will be used along with the VBR-MRs for smaller operations. last_img read more

Wenger Wants Offside Law Changed to Allay VAR Criticism

first_imgThe use of video review has been a source of constant criticism since its recent introduction, including concern about the time to take decisions and the precision with which offsides are judged.The system sparked another controversy last week in the Premier League when Wolverhampton Wanderers had a goal ruled out against Leicester City after Pedro Neto’s heel was adjudged to be fractionally offside in the build-up.Wenger will recommend the change during the world soccer’s lawmaking body IFAB’s annual general meeting in Belfast on February 29.“You will be not offside if any part of the body that can score a goal is in line with the last defender, even if other parts of the attacker’s body are in front,” Wenger told the British media.“That will sort it out and you will no longer have decisions about millimetres and a fraction of the attacker being in front of the defensive line.”Each of the four Home Nations – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – has one of the eight votes, with Fifa holding the other four. Any law change needs six votes in favour to go through.If Wenger gets his three-quarter majority, the new law could come into effect on June 1 – 12 days before the start of the European Championship.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram FIFA’s Head of Global Developments, Arsene Wenger, will attempt to make a major change to the offside law which could end a run of contentious decisions in the game since the introduction of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).Wenger, who was manager of Premier League club Arsenal for 22 years, wants a player to be deemed onside if any part of their body which can legitimately score a goal is level or behind the last defender.It will flip the current rule which states the player is in an offside position if any part of their body they can score with is beyond the line of the last defender. Arsene Wenger fears Brexit may rob the Premier League it top place amongst European leagueslast_img read more