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!
Hurricane Harvey was the first major hurricane to strike the U.S. Mainland in over 10 years and now we are faced with possibly another major hurricane striking the U.S. This time it could be the East Coast. While we are still days away from determining if and where Irma will strike, last computers models are not printing a pretty picture. Hurricane Irma already a major hurricane is forecast to strengthen even further before it gets closer to the U.S. Computer models are showing high confidence that Irma will affect parts of the Northern Leeward Islands Tuesday and then continue to track towards the Bahamas by the end of the week.National Hurricane Forecast for Hurricane IrmaImage shows one the many solutions for next Sunday. Irma could be battering the Bahamas, possibly as a Category 4 hurricane. (Courtesy:tropicaltidbits.com)Where Irma goes after that is still in question. However, latest computer models are hinting that the highest probabilities could be anywhere from Southern Florida up to North Carolina. A few outlier computer runs also have Irma going into the Gulf Of Mexico and recurving off the East Coast and out to sea.American computer models show the latest runs concentrated along the Southeast Coast. (Courtesy: tropicaltidbits.com)If is too early to determine if Irma will have any affects on our area. If Irma gets close to our area, it wouldn’t be until next Monday-Tuesday. Although, high confidence of rough surf and dangerous rip currents will begin to develop late this week and into early next week (As long as Irma doesn’t go into the Gulf Of Mexico). Regardless of the threat, we should be on alert and have a hurricane plan in place. Visit Ready.gov on information on what to do and how to prepare in the event of a Hurricane.
Press Association “He just knuckles down to the game and enjoys his football. The more he gets the better. “He’s working hard for the team as well as getting his goals so you won’t see any lad in the dressing room questioning anything about him on the pitch. He’s a great lad to play with and he’s definitely the difference.” Vardy was the first player to score against Steve McClaren’s Magpies in three fixtures after they had recorded back-to-back clean sheets and appeared to be turning the corner under the ex-England manager prior to the international break. McClaren lamented their lack of consistency in a performance he dubbed their worst of the campaign so far and he challenged his men to respond at Crystal Palace next Saturday. “We got exactly what we deserved, which was nothing,” he admitted. “As we said – this is not easy, it’s never going to be easy. It’s a slow progression – two steps forward, three steps back. It’s going to be one of them. “The reaction of the team is important. Monday morning on the training field, work hard, put it right, make sure we’re right against Palace next week.” The fact Leicester are ahead of the chasing pack after 13 games is one few could have predicted, yet Drinkwater believes there is nothing revolutionary behind their remarkable form. When informed they had last lost away from home eight months ago, Drinkwater told Foxes Player: “Since March? It sounds good that, doesn’t it? “We’re just a solid team. We play to our strengths, try and not play to our weaknesses – it’s not rocket science. The gaffer’s come in, changed a few things, improved a few things, it’s working. “It’s hard to point to a fault at the minute. We’ve stopping going goals behind, started leading games and sticking it out. The more we do that the better.” It was Vardy who ensured they led in the north east with a strike in first-half stoppage-time that saw him match the 2003 feat of ex-Manchester United forward Van Nistelrooy. There had been concerns over the England international’s hip injury in the pre-match build-up, along with words of encouragement on social media from the man whose record he was trying to emulate, so the spotlight was firmly on the former non-league striker’s personal quest. However, Drinkwater did not notice that burdening his 28-year-old team-mate. “He crosses the white line and I don’t think he thinks about it,” Drinkwater added. The Foxes demolished Newcastle 3-0 at St James’ Park to reach the summit on a day when their in-form striker Jamie Vardy equalled Ruud van Nistelrooy’s Premier League scoring record by finding the net for a 10th successive game. The victory extended the club’s unbeaten run on the road to 10 league games, a streak that includes the managerial stints of both Nigel Pearson and his successor Claudio Ranieri, and they took advantage of Manchester City and Arsenal’s slip-ups to move into pole position in the division. Leicester’s ascent to the top of the Barclays Premier League table is the season’s most surprising tale, but midfielder Danny Drinkwater insists there is no magic formula behind their success.