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

SCOTUS rules against Trump on financial records subpoenas

first_imgOfficial White House Photo by Tia DufourBy DEVIN DWYER, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — In a history-making decision on Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled President Donald Trump cannot block a subpoena for his financial records sought by a New York prosecutor, ruling he is not immune from criminal investigation.The decision is a major legal and political defeat for President Tump.In the most recent time Chief Justice John Roberts has sided with the court’s liberal side in a high-profile case, he wrote for the 7-2 majority, “Article II and the Supremacy Clause do not categorically preclude, or require a heightened standard for, the issuance of a state criminal subpoena to a sitting President.”The majority rejected the president’s claims of absolute immunity from criminal investigative process and affirms the ability of the Manhattan DA to subpoena he president’s financial records — but the court returns the matter back to a lower court for further proceedings to allow the president to “raise further arguments as appropriate.”“Two hundred years ago, a great jurist of our Court established that no citizen, not even the President, is categorically above the common duty to produce evidence when called upon in a criminal proceeding. We reaffirm that principle today and hold that the President is neither absolutely immune from state criminal subpoenas seeking his private papers nor entitled to a heightened standard of need,” Roberts wrote.Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance is seeking multiple years of documents as part of their respective investigations into potential wrongdoing by Trump prior to his presidency.In the cases of Trump v. Mazars USA LLP and Trump v. Deutsche Bank AG & Capital One, House committees subpoenaed a sweeping array of Trump personal and business records predating his time in the White House, including bank statements, engagement letters, personal checks, loan applications and tax returns. They say the information is critical to drafting of federal ethics laws, anti-corruption legislation and campaign finance rules involving presidents.In Trump v. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Vance says 10 years of Trump’s tax returns are legitimately sought by a grand jury in a probe that involves possible violations of state tax law.During oral arguments in May, there was broad concern among justices about the potential for “harassment” of a president but also skepticism of claims that a president enjoys “absolute immunity.”When Trump’s personal accounting firm and three financial institutions used by him and his business were initially subpoenaed for the information, Trump intervened to block the third parties from complying.He has lost at every level in lower federal courts.Trump is the only modern American president to have not publicly released tax returns or divest from major business interests while in office.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Fundraising for art programs going strong

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “These are uncertain times in school funding, and we wanted to have an ability to support school programs,” said Susan Hunt, coordinator of employment development and business partnerships for the Glendale Unified School District and an advisory member to the foundation. The group spent its first months forming committees and planning its strategy. It did not start seriously raising money until mid-September, Stone said. “We’ve started to receive some funding in from the entertainment community,” Stone said. “Disney has been a contributor, and we’re building out on our marketing to let people know what we’re doing.” On Wednesday, foundation officials and major donors attended a mime show for Verdugo Woodlands Elementary students. The show, by a husband-and-wife mime team called The Chameleons, was paid for by the PTA, but the foundation used the show to demonstrate to major donors the kind of programming their money can support. The foundation wants to use the money it raises to pay for “artists in residence” at Glendale schools. The artists will come through the Music Center and will spend 12 weeks at each school, helping teachers and students better understand music, visual arts and theater. GLENDALE – Three months after kicking off its fundraising campaign in earnest, the Glendale Educational Foundation is halfway to its $100,000 goal to bring more arts programming to schools. The foundation has raised about $48,000, and hopes to raise the rest by the end of the school year in June. It plans to use the money to bring artists to Glendale Unified schools with the help of the Los Angeles Music Center. “We definitely had the community step up early and we’re very happy about where we’re at right now,” said Gene “Chip” Stone, president of the foundation and senior vice president with Smith Barney. The Glendale Educational Foundation was originally created in the early 1980s. It had been dormant for about 15 years when a mix of parents, business leaders and community members revived it last January. With $100,000, the foundation will be able to send an artist to each Glendale Unified school, Stone said. The foundation has already raised enough money to send artists to half the district’s 30 schools. Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more