Player of the Week: Baser Amer continues clutch heroics for Meralco

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Down the stretch has been “Hammer Time” with Amer no stranger to thriving in the endgame.The heady point guard was clutch again in lifting Meralco over No. 2 Phoenix, 108-103, in overtime in a knockout duel on Friday, burying back-to-back triples in overtime that put the Fuel Masters away and propelled the seventh-seeded Bolts into the semifinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe 26-year-old Amer finished with 26 points two nights after having an all-around game of 14 points, four rebounds and six assists in a 90-74 rout of Phoenix that forced the rubber match.The former San Beda star sustained his form in the semifinals after putting up 14 points, four rebounds, three assists and one steal to help Meralco beat No. 3 Alaska, 97-92, in Game 1 of a best-of-five on Sunday in Antipolo. Allen Durham has been a given and others have stepped up during Meralco’s hot streak but no local has played a bigger role in the Bolts’ last three games than Baser Amer.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Kings hold on to end 14-game losing streak to Spurs MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img Amer, who earned the Cignal-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week citation, averaged 18 points, 4.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.6 steals the past week.He edged teammate Chris Newsome, Magnolia’s Paul Lee, Barangay Ginebra’s Japeth Aguilar and Alaska’s Vic Manuel for the weekly award.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

LYIT Masters helps Nurse Ciara brighten the lives of others

first_imgLetterkenny Institute of Technology is now accepting applications for their Masters courses within the Department of Nursing and Health Studies.Ciara McFeely is an Intellectual Disability Nurse who is studying at LYIT and loves every day in her job. She was a stay-at-home mum who challenged herself to apply for nursing at LYIT. Eight years later, she has a BSc degree in Intellectual Disability Nursing, and is now pursuing a Masters in Advancing Health and Social Care. The Drumkeen woman (aged 42) returned to further education at LYIT because it gave her the opportunity to study at a highly-reputable nursing college that is in close proximity to her family home. Ciara now works as a RNID (Registered Nurse Intellectual Disability) within Donegal Intellectual Disability Services. She is undertaking her Masters degree under a blended learning programme for enhanced flexibility as she continues working in her dream job. Speaking to Donegal Daily, Ciara said: “I absolutely love my job the sense of achievement and the rewards when you can help someone, make their life easier or simply bring a smile to their face. “I work as part of a multidisciplinary team providing holistic, person-centred care to people with ID’s. There is no feeling in the world like it, it just lights up your whole day.” Ciara spoke of the flexibility LYIT provided during her undergraduate degree years: “LYIT were very understanding around my family life, the lecturers were very accommodating with emailing notes or handouts from lectures. I felt that there was support if it was needed with deadlines for assignments and handing up work.”Ciara adds: “At present on the Masters programme I’m happy to say that I feel that I have the same level of support around my family and work life. As I was unsure if I could afford to return to college to study a Masters programme the LYIT developed a payment plan to suit my needs which are flexible to fit in with my family/work life.”Tax relief is available for all student on fees paid for the Masters programme up to €5,000. Funding options are available to students under the Nursing and Midwifery Planning & Development Unit fund. A devolved budget is allocated to the Centres of Nursing & Midwifery Education in both Donegal and Sligo for postgraduate nursing and midwifery education programmes. Both CNME’s enable the administration of this budget on behalf of the Directors of Nursing/Midwifery. The application deadline for this is end of May.Ciara has already found that the Masters in Advancing Health and Social Care has broadened her skillset and will open doors for her careerpath. She said: I’m currently almost half way through a Master’s programme, I have completed various modules which has made me reflect a lot on the type of person I am and the views that I would have on various topics. “I am learning a huge amount through the Leadership and management modules. It has highlighted the importance of working collaboratively and as part of a team. Thankfully where I work at present we have a fantastic team and manager.” Ciara hopes to use her Masters education to make patient’s lives brighter and better: “Within the Masters programme we have to complete a dissertation and as people with Intellectual Disabilities (ID’s) are living longer I am focusing on palliative care for people with ID’s. “I would love to be able to develop an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) role within ID services in the CHO1 area for palliative/end-of-life care in conjunction with the community palliative care team. “I am hoping that this Masters in Advanced Health and Social Care will equip me with skills to achieve this and also enhance my knowledge and expertise which I can bring to my work and make the lives of people with Intellectual Disabilities brighter and better.”LYIT enabled Ciara to fulfil a lifelong dream of working in healthcare, which is a role she still cherishes: “I am a nurse, this means a great deal to me, I work every-day to enhance the lives of others, to make life happy and complete for them.”“Completing my BSc in Nursing was a huge achievement, I was the first in my own family to graduate from college. It was an amazing feeling to have a career. For me, I was more than a mother, I was now a professional. This was a personal sense of achievement. To have my kids and my parents at my graduation was surreal, I was so proud.”Studying and raising a family was not without its challenges, but Ciara has developed a way to manage her time to achieve it all for the benefit of herself and her family.“Although my return to education has been a positive effect on my kids from the point of view that it has reinforced the importance of education, hard work and achieving your dreams. I tell them and show them every-day that anything is possible if you want it and work hard enough to achieve it, it can be done.”If you wish to apply for the Masters in Advancing Health & Social Care at LYIT visit for further information.You can also get in touch with Dr. Louise McBride, Head of Department of Nursing and Health Studies by emailing [email protected] LYIT Masters helps Nurse Ciara brighten the lives of others was last modified: April 16th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:ciara mcfeelyeducationLetterkenny Institute of TechnologyLYITMastersNursinglast_img read more