NewsCommunityHealthA spoonful of multiculture helps the medicine go down at University Hospital LimerickBy Bernie English – March 27, 2019 1241 Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Advertisement Previous articleFamily dynamic led Limerick to All-Ireland hurling gloryNext articleCarers at risk over serious health issues 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. Paediatric Consultant John Twomey joins in a Samba dancing lesson given by Brazilian clinical student Nina Smalle at the multicultural day in UHL.Photo: Alan PlaceTHE SERIOUS business of medicine at the University Hospital Limerick got a colourful shot in the arm this week, as corridors were lined with crafts, stands and bright displays for the Hospital Group’s multicultural celebration day.The event was organised by staff and hosted in the Clinical Education and Research Centre at UHL.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up There were stands from India, Pakistan, Brazil, Sudan, Ireland, Greece, Philippines, Spain and Poland. Staff on the stands wore their own national dress, brought in foods to sample and had displays on their stands showing what is unique to the culture in each of their countries.Staff and guests, including the Polish Consulate Co-ordinator Dorota Luczak Dydowicz, were also treated to music, song and examples of Samba, Pakistani and Irish dancing.Staff performers were joined by musicians from the UL World Academy of Music and Dance as well as the children from St. Nessan’s School Mungret, Limerick which has a diverse multicultural population.UL Hospitals has strong links with Ghana through the Learning Lives of Ghana charity set up by UL and UL Hospitals Group to work with the national health service in the west African nation.Events were also held in Nenagh Hospital and University Maternity Hospital Limerick with food and cultural displays organised by staff to mark the day.Chief Clinical Director Professor Paul Burke said that the aim was to promote and celebrate cultural diversity at UL Hospitals.“We are honoured to have such a rich variety of different cultures working with us and their contribution and dedication to patient care is hugely valued by us all.”UL Hospitals Group has more than 450 employees from 50 different countries around the globe, this number is growing year on year as the Group continues to develop services in line with its strategic priorities between now and 2022.Thanking all the participants, Hospital Group chief executive Colette Cowan, emphasised the importance of promoting culturally diverse teams within the organisation and the benefits this brings to patients.” WhatsApp Limerick on Covid watch list Linkedin Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email The last dance for a Limerick cultural institution Twitter Print Facebook TAGSCommunitycultureEventLimerick City and CountyNewsuniversity hospital limerick TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!
NEW YORK — Syracuse hoops in July returns this Saturday as Boeheim’s Army looks to make a run in The Basketball Tournament, which kicks off this week for the fifth summer. Officially, BA tips off on Saturday at 6:50 p.m. from the Steinberg Wellness Center at Long Island University-Brooklyn, not far from Barclays Center. BA, a team composed of SU men’s basketball alumni, lost in the final four last year to eventual-champion Overseas Elite. BA has a 9-3 record over the past three summers. Here’s what to know ahead of this year’s tournament:What is The Basketball Tournament?The Basketball Tournament is a 72-team, single-elimination tournament that awards $2 million to the winning team. The games are five-on-five and anyone older than 18 is eligible, including former Division I stars and professional players from mostly overseas. It’s broadcast and streamed by ESPN. Should BA make a deep run, it’d play in Brooklyn, Atlanta and Baltimore.With two wins in New York this weekend, BA would advance to the next two rounds the following weekend in Atlanta.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBoeheim’s Army, meet the teamLast year, Brandon Triche and Eric Devendorf carried the offense to the semifinal round. Both return this year and figure to be integral players again. Devendorf, for one, averaged 19.2 points per game last year and was named a member of the TBT 2017 All-Tournament Team. The unit is coached by former SU big man Ryan Blackwell and managed by Kevin Belbey, a former student manager for SU and a graduate of both the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and SU’s College of Law.This is the fourth TBT entry for Boeheim’s Army in TBT’s five-year existence. Last year, SU lost in the semis, while in 2016 it lost in the Super 16. In 2015, Boeheim’s Army was a top seed but fell in the Elite Eight to City of Gods, a team that fielded five players with NBA experience.This year’s BA team has a No. 1 seed, backed by Devendorf and Triche in the backcourt, along with John Gillon, Arinze Onuaku, James Southerland, Hakim Warrick and DaShonte Riley.Their last time on the LIU-Brooklyn hardwood, the Syracuse alumni overcame a 25-point deficit on a 40-10 run. Orange head coach Jim Boeheim tweeted after the game, saying it was one of the greatest Orange comebacks he had ever seen.How to watchThe games can be streamed on ESPN3. Tickets are on sale on TheTournament.com to see The Army, which plays the winner of the Philadelphia Stars-South Jamaica Kings game. If BA wins Saturday, it will play Sunday at 4:40 p.m. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on July 20, 2018 at 2:14 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21