A spoonful of multiculture helps the medicine go down at University…

first_imgNewsCommunityHealthA 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 center_img 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! last_img read more

BRG tests concrete canal dams in peatland rewetting efforts

first_imgHowever, Nazir said not every dam would be built using this approach, as authorities would need to take canal size and budget constraints into consideration.Studies show canal blocking to be one effective method to rewet peatlands to prevent them from burning, which often leads to vast wildfires. Authorities block canals previously made by farmers or loggers to transport wood, thus raising the water level in the peatland.In the rewetting process, authorities and researchers would need to map the peatland hydrological area (KHG) to determine which canals should be blocked permanently.Between 2017 and 2019, the BRG backfilled 37 canals as well as constructing 774 canal dams and 331 deep wells as part of its efforts to rewet peatland across the country. This year, the agency aims to maintain the existing infrastructure as well as constructing 52 canal dams and backfilling 20 other canals. (dpk)Topics : “Wood is more susceptible to decaying if [continuously] exposed to water. This new kind of canal dam is expected to last over a dozen years,” BRG head Nazir Foead said during a visit to a peatland rewetting project in Ogan Komering Ilir regency on Sept. 9.He claimed the infrastructure was also easy to build, as it only took one to four days to build this kind of dam. It could also be constructed by local residents, he said.Read also: Residents’ participation vital in Jambi peatland restoration: BRGExperts involved in the research, Cut Avita, said concrete canvas was different from conventional concrete. “It is cheaper as one dam only costs Rp 40 million [US$2,690].” The Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG) conducted the first trial of concrete canal dams in peatlands in South Sumatra.The innovation, made using concrete canvas, is believed to last longer than its wooden counterpart. Canal blocking is one of many methods to rewet dried peatlands.last_img read more

3 ‘illegal gamblers’ arrested

first_imgJerry Cayetano, 31; Mark Dela Cruz, 35; and Julius Samy Cayetano, 33, were caught playing the card game pusoy around 12:05 a.m. on May 24. Recovered from their possession were a deck of playing card and bet money which amounted to P2,242. ILOILO City – Three residents of Barangay Cubay North, Bugasong, Antique were caught engaging in illegal gambling.center_img The suspects were detained in the lockup cell of the Bugasong police station, facing charges./PNlast_img