Children’s Ark playground in University Hospital Limerick receives a donation

first_imgManagement at most overcrowded and most COVID-hit hospital apologise to patients ‘waiting over 100 hours’ for a bed Dr Siobhan Gallagher, Consultant Paediatrician, UL Hospitals Group, second from left, receives a donation from Helen Cunneen, Children’s Ark Development Group, for the refurbishment of the outdoor play area at the Children’s Ark, University Hospital Limerick. Also pictured are Margaret Gleeson, Chief Director of Nursing and Midwifery, UL Hospitals Group; Beryl Carswell and Avril Condell, Children’s Ark Development Group/Children in Hospital Ireland Limerick branch; and Dr Gerry Burke, Clinical Director, Maternal and Child Health Directorate, UL Hospitals Group.The Children’s Ark in University Hospital Limerick has received a donation courtesy of Helen Cunneen of Children’s Ark Development group for the refurbishment of the outdoor play area.The donation was accepted by Dr. Siobhan Gallaher Consultant Paediatrician for UL Hospitals Group. Also present were Margaret Gleeson, Chief Director of Nursing and Midwifery, UL Hospitals Group; Beryl Carswell and Avril Condell, Children’s Ark Development Group/Children in Hospital Ireland Limerick branch and Dr Gerry Burke, Clinical Director, Maternal and Child Health Directorate, UL Hospitals Group.The project includes a variety of play-based, activity equipment; specialised fitness equipment for patients with cystic fibrosis; multi-sensory play panels and a partially covered all weather play area. The courtyard’s design will provide a safe environment for all paediatric patients and a holistic space for parents and carers to relax in. It is anticipated that the project will be completed by summer 2018.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up More about health here. Print Facebook 53 patients waiting for beds at UHL University Hospital Limerick Christmas Gift appeal for children in Direct Provision WhatsApp Linkedin Email Numbers of Limerick hospital group staff sidelined by COVID-19 reduces by 162 in past 7 days center_img TAGSChildren’s ArkdonationHelen Cunnennuniversity hospital limerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsHealthChildren’s Ark playground in University Hospital Limerick receives a donationBy Staff Reporter – March 12, 2018 2267 Advertisement 64 patients waiting for beds in UHL Previous articleCompetition winnerNext articleTwo sets of friends from Limerick are finalists in friendship competition Staff Reporter Twitter Updated statement on service disruptions UL Hospitals Group last_img read more

Illinois skydivers injured in mid-air collision, 1 knocked unconscious

first_imgFILE photo. Mauricio Graiki/iStock(OTTAWA, Ill.) — Two skydivers were injured in a mid-air collision that left one of them with a concussion.The men, both licensed skydivers, collided with each other on Tuesday near Ottawa, Ill., about 40 miles southwest of Aurora, a spokesperson from SkyDive Chicago confirmed.One skydiver was knocked unconscious, but was saved when his automatic activation device, a backup mechanism, automatically opened his parachute, the spokesperson said.Both men made it to the ground safely, with one landing at the Ottawa Airport and the other in the Fox River, according to the Ottawa Fire Department. They were rushed via ambulance to a nearby hospital, where one diver was diagnosed with a concussion.Skydivers are not required to use an automatic activation device but experienced skydivers urge jumpers to use them.The accident happened as hundreds of divers took part in Skydive Chicago’s Summerfest this week.It was the only reported incident out of the thousands of jumps that have taken place thus far, according to the company.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Pregnant women with COVID-19 may not pass virus to newborn, study suggests

first_img Related Pregnant women may be especially vulnerable to developing more severe cases of COVID-19 following SARS-CoV-2 infection, but little is known about their anti-SARS-CoV-2 immune response or how it may affect their offspring.In a study published in JAMA Network Open, a group led by investigators at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) provides new insights that could help improve care for these women and their newborns and emphasizes the need for pregnant women to be considered in vaccine rollout plans.The study included 127 pregnant women in their third trimester who received care at three Boston hospitals between April 2 and June 13, 2020. Among the 64 women who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, investigators detected no virus in maternal or cord blood (despite detection in the women’s respiratory system), no signs of the virus in placentas and no evidence of viral transmission to newborns. The researchers suspect that transmission to the fetus may be blocked not only due to the lack of virus in the mothers’ blood, but also because the major molecules used by SARS-CoV-2 to enter cells (ACE2 receptor and TMPRSS2 enzyme) are often not physically located together in the placenta.Most of the women who tested positive developed antibody responses against SARS-CoV-2 proteins, but mother-to-newborn transfer of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies through the placenta was significantly lower than transfer of anti-influenza antibodies. Experts detail vaccine unknowns, need to continue masking, distancing Mass. General study shows the benefits of inhaled nitric oxide therapy for pregnant patients with severe and critical COVID-19 Fauci says herd immunity possible by fall, ‘normality’ by end of 2021 Breathing freely “Our finding of compromised mother-to-baby transfer of SARS-CoV-2–specific antibodies in third trimester infections has implications for maternal vaccine administration. Specifically, it highlights that pregnant women are a key population to consider in vaccine rollouts. It also raises questions regarding the optimal timing of vaccine administration to best support maternal and newborn immunity,” says lead author Andrea Edlow, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at MGH and an assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Harvard Medical School.Edlow notes that transplacental transfer of antibodies to the fetus is typically highest in the third trimester, so it was unexpected to see significantly reduced transfer of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies relative to those against influenza. “Understanding the mechanisms underlying this inefficient transfer of SARS-CoV-2–specific antibodies after third trimester infection, as well as understanding whether vaccine-generated antibodies have the same or different properties than those from actual infection with the virus, will be critical directions for future research,” she says.last_img read more

Aikey adds to IMCA Super Nationals legacy with Modified championship

first_imgSaturday night champions at the 36th IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s, pictured from left with IMCA President Brett Root, were Damon Murty, Stock Cars; Jeff Aikey, Modifieds; Shannon Anderson, Hobby Stocks; and Jake McBirnie, Northern SportMods. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 8) – A driver who’s made plenty of history at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s made even more Saturday night.Jeff Aikey, a six-time Late Model champion at America’s Racin’ Vacation, started on the pole and led all 40 laps of the Modified main event at Boone Speedway.He’s the fourth driver to win Super Nationals crowns in multiple divisions and just the second to earn Late Model and Modified titles, joining Kevin Pittman in that accomplishment. His total of seven championships is a Super Nationals record.Only two cautions came out over the course of the 40-lapper and Aikey pulled away after restarts on the second and eighth circuits. Ryan Ruter ran second much of the distance before giving way to Cayden Carter with four laps left.Six lapped cars separated Aikey and Carter at the checkers. Ethan Dotson started 13th and com­pleted the top four.“My car was extremely good, probably the best it’s been hooked up all year,” Aikey said. “When I came down here and drew poorly I didn’t know if I could get up there, but I won the heat and the first night‘s feature. Then I thought ‘Man, I might be able to win this thing.’”Aikey’s win was good for $5,900, $2,000 plus $100 for each of 39 sanctioned starts this season, and put him on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot for 2019. He’d won Super Nationals Late Model main events in 1995, 2004 and 2013-2016. Pittman topped the Modifieds in 1989 and the Late Models two years later.A dozen different states were represented in Saturday’s big show.Grey Ferrando and Collen Winebarger were the first-ever qualifiers from Oregon and finished 16th and 21st, respectively. Aikey was also among the 17 first-time qualifiers in the 33-car field.First-time champions at the 36th annual Super Nationals were Damon Murty in the Stock Cars and Jake McBirnie in the Northern SportMods while Shannon Anderson ruled the Hobby Stocks for the fifth time.Murty brought more than 250 IMCA career wins and three runner-up finishes at Super Nationals into the big dance. He passed Kyle Strickler on the fourth circuit and started stretching his lead following back-to-back cautions at midway.Kyle Vanover had the edge for second when lap 18 was scored. The final caution came with two to go but there was no catching Murty before the $2,950 checkers flew. Vanover, Todd Reitzler and 12th starting Abe Huls were next across the stripe.McBirnie ran second much of the Northern SportMod main, using a lap 20 restart to take the lead away from Doug Smith.He’d stay strong following a couple late restarts to earn the $2,100 win in front of 13th starting Joe Docekal, Smith and Austin Luellen.Anderson was quickly in front of the Hobby Stock field from his seventh starting spot and led every lap despite the best efforts of Corey Madden. The front pair pulled away from the pack with Anderson getting the win, and $1,575 paycheck, by four car lengths.Hard charger Eric Stanton made his way from 27th starting to third and Zach Olmstead was fourth.Jason Wolla won the Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions for Modifieds, John Oliver Jr. the Sunoco Race Fuels Race of Champions for Stock Cars, Colby Fett the BSB Manufacturing Race of Champions for Northern SportMods and Madden the Stephenville Starter Race of Champi­ons for Hobby Stocks.Hunter Marriott won the Friday night Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational for Modifieds.Feature Results Modifieds – 1. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls; 2. Cayden Carter, Okaloosa; 3. Ryan Ruter, Kanawha; 4. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; 5. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D.; 6. Drew Armstrong, Alexander, Ark.; 7. Josh Long, Little Suamico, Wis.; 8. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif.; 9. Riley Simmons, Susanville, Calif.; 10. Jay Noteboom, Hinton; 11. Justin Auringer, Evansdale; 12. Clint Luellen, Minburn; 13. Nick Deal, Harlan; 14. Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb.; 15. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz.; 16. Grey Ferrando, Stayton, Ore.; 17. Tanner Black, Otis, Kan.; 18. Nick Roberts, Des Moines; 19. Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan.; 20. Troy Foulger, Oakley, Cal.; 21. Collen Winebarger, Corbett, Ore.; 22. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz.; 23. Scott Drake, Diamond, Mo.; 24. Jordy Nelson, Marysville, Kan.; 25. Kyle Brown, Madrid; 26. Peyton Taylor, Batesville, Ark.; 27. Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.; 28. Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown; 29. Tyler Sutton, Beloit, Kan.; 30. Kelly Shryock, Fertile; 31. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 32. Mitchell Hunt, Greenville, Mich.; 33. Steven Bowers Jr., Topeka, Kan.Stock Cars – 1. Damon Murty, Chelsea; 2. Kyle Vanover, Beatrice, Neb.; 3. Todd Reitzler, Grinnell; 4. Abe Huls, Carthage, Ill.; 5. Devin Smith, Lake City; 6. Shawn Wagner, Lena, Wis.; 7. Randy Brands, Boyden; 8. Luke Lemmens, Madison, Wis.; 9. Jay Schmidt, Tama; 10. Kyle Strickler, Troutman, N.C.; 11. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas; 12. Johnny Spaw, Cedar Rapids; 13. Elijah Zevenbergen, Ocheyedan; 14. Jeff Tubbs, Colby, Kan.; 15. Justin Temeyer, Independence; 16. Jason See, Albia; 17. Aaron Stolp, Suamico, Wis.; 18. Jeremy Christians, Horicon, Wis.; 19. Tanner Pettitt, Norfolk, Neb.; 20. Derek Green, Granada, Minn.; 21. David Smith, Lake City; 22. Kyle Frederick, Oconto Falls, Wis.; 23. Kevin Opheim, Mason City; 24. Brandon Czarapata, Pulaski, Wis.; 25. Jeff Mueller, Albion; 26. Norman Chesmore, Rowley; 27. Troy Jerovetz, Webster City; 28. Travis Barker, Sioux City; 29. John Oliver Jr., Danville; 30. Donavon Smith, Lake City.Northern SportMods – 1. Jake McBirnie, Boone; 2. Joe Docekal, Dysart; 3. Doug Smith, Lake City; 4. Austin Luellen, Minburn; 5. Chase Rudolf, Norwalk; 6. Anthony Kobus, David City, Neb.; 7. Cody Thompson, Sioux City; 8. Chad Ryerson, Wellsburg; 9. Daniel Fellows, Keokuk; 10. Ethan Braaksma, Newton; 11. Brayton Carter, Oskaloosa; 12. Ben Chapman, Clarence; 13. J.J. Baumli, Lathrop, Mo.; 14. Brandon Dale, Arbela, Mo.; 15. Timothy Warner, Malone, Wis.; 16. Dustin Lynch, Boone; 17. Rusty Montagne, North Sioux City, S.D.; 18. Reese Coffee, Hinton; 19. Gunnar Pike, South Bend, Neb.; 20. Chad Briese, Albion, Neb.; 21. Jarred Hackler, Juniata, Neb.; 22. Ty Rogers, Somerton, Ariz.; 23. Sean Manning, Bennington, Neb.; 24. Arie Schouten, Blair, Neb.; 25. Cory Rose, Boone; 26. Johnathon Logue, Logansport; 27. Alec Fett, Thompson; 28. Doug Cook, Algona; 29. Lucas Lamberies, Clintonville, Wis.; 30. 30. Cody Schroeder, Manitowoc, Wis.Hobby Stocks – 1. Shannon Anderson, New Virginia; 2. Corey Madden, Avoca; 3. Eric Stanton, Carlisle; 4. Zach Olmstead, Overton, Neb.; 5. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb.; 6. John Watson, Des Moines; 7. Benji Irvine, Oelwein; 8. Drew Barglof, Sioux Rapids; 9. Matthew McAtee, Elkhart; 10. Brandon Cox, Norwalk; 11. Brett Vanous, Quasqueton; 12. Jesse Vanlaningham, Beatrice, Neb.; 13. Jason Kohl, Missouri Valley; 14. Justin Wacha, Vinton; 15. James Johnson, Cherokee; 16. Eric Gillette, Slayton, Minn.; 17. Craig Clift, Sioux City; 18. Bob Daniels, Des Moines; 19. Kyle Parizek, Hartwick; 20. Dawson DeBoer, Little Rock; 21. Andrew Claus, Spencer; 22. Wes Jahnz, St. James, Minn.; 23. Zac Smith, Mason City; 24. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer; 25. Andrew Burg, Carlisle; 26. Adam Ayers, Adair; 27. Gary Pesicka, Burt; 28. Tathan Burkhart, Hays, Kan.; 29. Tyson Overton, Carlisle; 30. Andy Hoffman, Sioux City.Harris Auto Racing Modified Race of Champions – 1. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D.; 2. Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown; 3. Steven Bowers Jr. Topeka, Kan.; 4. Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan.; 5. Todd Shute, Norwalk; 6. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz.; 7. Drew Armstrong, Alexander, Ark.; 8. Chris Elliott, Abilene, Texas; 9. Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb.; 10. Regan Tafoya, Farmington, N.M.; 11. Scott Hogan, Vinton; 12. Kody Scholpp, Estevan, Sask.Sunoco Race Fuels Stock Car Race Of Champions – 1. John Oliver Jr., Danville; 2. Elijah Zevenbergen, Ocheyedan; 3. Jeff Tubbs, Colby, Kan.; 4. Dustin Larson, Rushmore, Minn.; 5. Norman Chesmore, Rowley; 6. Jeremy Christians, Horicon, Wis.; 7. Shane Stutzman, Milford, Neb.; 8. Jesse Taylor, Fort Morgan, Colo.; 9. Scott Davis, Madrid; 10. Justin Nehring, Storm Lake; 11. Devin Smith, Lake City; 12. Jay Schmidt, Tama.BSB Manufacturing Northern SportMod Race of Champions – 1. Colby Fett, Algona; 2. Doug Smith, Lake City; 3. Robby Rosselli, Minot, N.D.; 4. Steve Clancy, Odessa, Mo.; 5. Johnathon Logue, Logansport; 6. Austin Luellen, Minburn; 7. Adam Birck, Canton, Mo.; 8. Brandon Dale, Arbela, Mo.; 9. Tony Rialson, Cottonwood, Mo.; 10. Rusty Montagne, North Sioux City, S.D.; 11. Brett Meyer, Lytton; 12. Ethan Braaksma, Newton.Stephenville Starter Hobby Stock Race of Champions – 1. Corey Madden, Avoca; 2. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake; 3. Aaron Rudolph, Grand Junction; 4. Zach Olmstead, Overton, Neb.; 5. Tathan Burkhart, Hays, Kan.; 6. Brandon Cox, Norwalk; 7. Brett Vanous, Quasqueton; 8. David Rieks, Eldora; 9. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer; 10. Tanner Jones, Ogallala, Neb.; 11. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb.; 12. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan.Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational – 1. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 2. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 3. Kelly Shryock, Fertile; 4. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; 5. Chris Abelson, Sioux City; 6. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz.; 7. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa; 8. Kody Scholpp, Estevan, Sask.; 9. Troy Foulger, Oakley, Calif.; 10. A.J. Ward, Ionia, Mich.; 11. Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan.; 12. Steven Bowers Jr., Topeka, Kan.; 13. Kevin Sustaire, Emory, Texas; 14. Scott Hogan, Vinton; 15. Joel Rust, Grundy Center; 16. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz.; 17. Chris Elliott, Abilene, Texas; 18. Austin Wonch, Crystal, Mich.; 19. Zachary Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz.; 20. Will Ward, Cobleskill, N.Y.; 21. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D.; 22. Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, Minn.; 23. Clint Luellen, Minburn; 24. Kyle Brown, Madrid; 25. Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev.; 26. William Gould, Calera, Okla.; 27. Shane Hiatt, Rising City, Neb.; 28. Jay Noteboom, Hinton; 29. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif.; 30. Kyle Strickler, Troutman, N.C.last_img read more

Rio Ferdinand: Ighalo proved me wrong

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Breaking: Ighalo blocked Osimhen’s Man U move — Brother Rio Ferdinand has admitted Odion Ighalo has proved him wrong and urged Manchester United to make his loan stay permanent in the summer transfer window. After United failed to land Erling Haaland from Red Bull Salzburg in January, they moved for Ighalo on deadline day, securing his signature on a six-month loan deal from Shanghai Shenhua. Since the switch, Ighalo has impressed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with his performances and has become a cult hero among the Old Trafford faithful. Ferdinand has admitted he was sceptical of the deal at the time but with Ighalo netting four goals and registering one assist in just eight appearances for the Reds, the ex-United defender admitted the Nigerian international has proved him wrong. “Wow, eight games, three starts in that, four goals and one assist. Ighalo, do you sign him for Manchester United now?” he said during a live chat on his Instagram page. “All the people out there were saying: ‘What are we doing signing Ighalo? What’s going on? What’s Ole thinking?’ – I was one of them, I have to admit it. “Ighalo’s been in China, the league’s nowhere near what the Premier League is so how’s he gonna get up to speed? Is he gonna be ready straight away? We need somebody to come and make an impact immediately. Coming from China, impossible. “Well he’s proved us all wrong. This guy has proved us all wrong. It’s refreshing to see someone who is like a supporter, who is thankful. He looks like he’s absolutely delighted to be at Manchester United. He’s been a Manchester United supporter his whole life. He looks like he’s saying ‘thank you’ every day he walks up to Ole for giving him this opportunity. “He’s not someone who says ‘Manchester United are lucky to have me here’ – that’s the vibe I’ve got for a little while and that’s not just United, that’s other clubs as well. “This boy looks like he’s happy to be here: ‘Whatever you tell me to do I’m gonna go out there and do it to the best of my ability. I’m gonna give you 100 per cent every day in training and in matches because I love this club and I want to do right by this club’. I love it. “It’s shocked me to see what he’s done. Listen, we’re not talking like he’s turned Man United into world-beaters but United needed something and he’s brought it in and given it and that’s all you can ask for. “And I think he’s warranted the opportunity to come in as a full-time player and what he’s given Manchester United which they didn’t have is someone they can pass the ball into and can hold it up, he’s got a physical presence, he can hold off a defender or two and lay the ball in for someone else to score.” Ferdinand believes Ighalo can have an impact on Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Daniel James in training. The former defender thinks the 30-year-old can follow in the footsteps of Henrik Larsson. He added: “Rashford, when he’s fit, will appreciate playing with someone like this. “He can have the impact of the Rashfords, on the Martials, on Daniel James etc. that someone like Henrik Larsson can have on the likes of [Wayne] Rooney and [Louis] Saha when he was there. “That little bit of experience. He’s got something that’s different to all the other guys in the team and you need that sometimes.”Tags: Erling HalaandOdion IghaloOld TraffordOle Gunnar Solskjaerrio ferdinandlast_img read more