Outbreak of flu-like illness leaves Letterkenny Hospital under pressure

first_imgAn outbreak of a flu-like illness has left Letterkenny University Hospital under severe pressure today.A spokesman confirmed the Emergency Department at the hospital is extremely busy this week with a significant increase in the numbers of patients presenting with respiratory and flu-like illness.Patients with flu require isolation to prevent the spread of infection and this is a significant challenge. The spokesperson added “Actions are underway in the hospital to alleviate the waiting times for patients requiring hospital admission include additional reviews and early discharges.”Hospital management say they regret the delays experienced by their patients.The spokesperson added “We are committed to treating everyone who presents at our ED but we do so strictly in order of medical priority and apologise for the long wait times currently.”Outbreak of flu-like illness leaves Letterkenny Hospital under pressure was last modified: November 22nd, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

South Africa, Gates Foundation to ‘reinvent the toilet’

first_img28 March 2014 South Africa’s Department of Science and Technology and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have announced a partnership to find innovative sanitation solutions for rural and peri-urban communities. SAinfo reporter Sanitation in South Africa, particularly in rural and peri-urban areas, remains a huge challenge, with population growth counterbalancing the significant strides made to reduce the sanitation backlog since 1994. “By applying creative thinking and innovative approaches to sanitation challenges, we can dramatically improve the health of women, children and communities,” said Chris Elias, president of the Gates Foundation’s global development programmes. “We believe that the pairing of South Africa’s governmental leadership with new business models and innovative sanitation solutions will dramatically increase the progress that has already been made in tackling the global sanitation crisis.”Global safe toilet backlog: 2.5-billion According to the foundation, an estimated 2.5-billion people around the world do not have access to safe toilets. This is harmful to the health and wellbeing of children, undermines women’s and girls’ dignity and safety, and hinders economic development and growth. In 2011, the foundation’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programme initiated the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge to come up with toilets that remove germs and parasites from human waste, recover energy, clean water and fertiliser, operate “off the grid”, without connections to water and sewer systems or electrical lines – and cost less than US$0.05 cents per user per day. The Department of Science and Technology has partnered with South Africa’s Water Research Commission to identify, develop and evaluate new technologies in the country. “In terms of rural school sanitation, the technologies will be demonstrated in the Cofimvaba district in the Eastern Cape as part of the Technology for Rural Education Development project,” the department said. “The technologies will also be demonstrated in the 23 district municipalities that have been identified by the government as critical in terms of service delivery.” This follows the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the department and the foundation at the second Reinvent the Toilet Fair in India last week. Searching for ‘non-sewer’ solutions The department said the aim was to fund the research, development and manufacturing of “alternative, non-sewer” sanitation solutions for South Africans without access to water-borne sanitation. Announcing the partnership on Monday, the department said it had committed R30-million to conducting field tests on technologies developed as part of the Gates Foundation’s global Reinvent the Toilet Challenge, with the foundation contributing US$1-million (R10.6-million) to support this testing.last_img read more

Aphrodite Turbo 2000 Super Shot hair Dryer – Perfect for my hair

first_imgGreat company and good quality presented.Would have been fantastic if it could be screwed on and off to. The blow dryer is ok but the comb nozzle keeps coming off and my hand hurts when i use it for a long interval of time to dry my daughter’s hair. Would have been good if it could be screwed on and off to continue to be in area.It only can take me 30 minutes to dry my afro-caribbean hair with this solution. Only downside is that i have to press the comb attachment on firmly, so that it will not occur off when i’m drying my hair – but this could be since my hair is rather thick & curly.I introduced this hairdryer a when back again now. And i like it compaired to my outdated one. From a particular massive retail outlet letter starting up with a. Effectively from that retail outlet kept braking on me. As been going powerful for months , and came super rapid to. Recomemd if you have training course, hair or thick hair.Not warm adequate as i anticipated. The comb retains on slipping,we nerver received the rubbber that holds it limited.I have been searching for one thing like this for ages but could not obtain any. Straightforward to use and even heat distribution.The comb keeps on popping off.The shipping and delivery of the item was super quickly and the provider was good. Product will work nicely as advisable for african hair, even so, the comb detaches in some cases in the course of use. It is a good hair dryer to have and would continue to advise it.It does the position and it has a great deal of unique heat options so you can adjust appropriately to what your hair can control.Specifically what i was seeking for. I’m so pleased with dis hairdryer, very uncomplicated to use, and straightforward to clean up.Very good, but issues with the attachments. I enjoy this productit has a ‘cool’ placing and two ‘hot’ options. My daughter and i are happy with this merchandise, but i’m a minimal let down with the attachments for the hairdryer, because they continue to keep slipping off each and every now and then.This did the career and in less time than my final one.Not as strong as wahl, or as noisy. Bought this for my daughter who is in university student lodging and wants the quiet. Hair attachment will work properly at present.Evaluation on the hair dryer with a peak attachment. Obtained the item perfectly packed and in thanks time. I was delighted that it arrived with a plug adapter for my regionregarding to the solution, i only utilised it when but i can say it really is quick to use, it labored high-quality with my hair: i experienced a excellent end result. The only matter is that the comb attachment would not maintain restricted on the hair dryer so you will need to have to keep the peak attachment with your hand througout the approach of combing as a result of your hair with the dryerover all, i’m happy with my acquire. It’s excellent and receives the position finished. It truly is good and will get the work completed. Soon after reading through a lot of person comments, the manual and conditioning my hair greater i have not experienced to split this hair dryer as properly. The only frustrating bit is that the comb in no way stays on for prolonged, so i get burnt every single now and then. Will get a hang of it one day.Excellent for blowdry and the youngsters hair.As often a very excellent and trustworthy hairdryer. As normally a quite excellent and trusted hairdryer. My only complaint is the comb attachment comes off far too conveniently.Here are the specifications for the Aphrodite Turbo 2000 Super Shot hair Dryer:High Power 1600 Watts2 Speed SettingsCool Shot Button2 Heat SettingsAttachments includedGreat hair dyer dries my hair in fifty percent the time then what whal did. Incredibly highly effective hair dyer and the comb attachment and dryer are the same make which was the rationale i acquired this hair dyer in the 1st location. The aphrodite comb attachment comb is the strongest and lasts for a longer time.Does the job i have thick afro caribbean hair so was not absolutely sure if it would be effective adequate but it did the task quite effectively to be reasonable.Reviews from purchasers :Love this recomend it ?Perfect for my hairIt’s good and gets the job doneWould have been great if it could be screwed on and off to Good value hairdryerAphodite ha i r dryerlast_img read more

Cloud Poll: Which of Our Cloud Startups to Watch Do You Think Will Be Most Successful?

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… klint finley A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Tags:#cloud#cloud computing This week we profiled five cloud startups to watch in 2011. Each startup is one that we think has great potential and hasn’t received much, or any, coverage from ReadWriteWeb in the past. The five were: ClearDB, Netuitive, Loggly, RethinkDB and Tropo. Which of these five do you think will be most successful in the new year? 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img

Sitting All Day is Risky. Is a Standing Desk Right For You?

first_imgjohn paul titlow Do you know how many hours per week you spend sitting in front of your computer? Lifehacker founder, programmer and author Gina Trapani was curious enough to use personal analytics to find out. As she wrote in a blog post earlier today, her findings were not promising. Using time management Web app RescueTime, Trapani, discovered that she was spending as much as 48 hours sitting down in one week. For Web workers like her, this is probably not unusual. That remaining utterly sedentary for large amounts of time can be harmful to one’s health is not exactly breaking news. But as the New York Times reported last week, a new study has shown that even regular exercise may not be enough to curtail the increased risk of heart attacks and other health troubles that our increasingly sedentary lifestyles present. Trapani, who was concerned about the impact that 48 weekly hours of sitting may have on her health, decided to convert to a workstation built for standing at eye-level with the computer screen, rather than sitting in a chair, which is not included in the set-up.“Now that I’m standing, I pace, dance, and fidget a lot more freely, which is just more natural activity and calorie burn built into my day,” writes Trapani.In her post, Trapani answers pretty much all of the questions that come to mind: Does it hurt? Do you take breaks to sit? Are special shoes required? You name it. What do you think? Could you stand at your desk all day, rather than sit? Are you concerned about the impact that sitting can have on your health? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.Photo by Gina Trapani. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Tags:#biz#tips last_img read more

Premiere Pro Tips: 3 Options for Separating Boom and Lav Audio Files

first_imgHere are a few ways you can properly balance two different audio sources so they sound like one using Adobe Premiere Pro.Cover image via Shutterstock.For many productions, working with both a boom mic and a wireless lavalier kit is often the best option for recording audio. It’s a great way to get directional audio on set with the boom, while the lav is a great way to make sure your subject’s voice is clear. It also covers any flaws or imperfections in the boom or lav by giving you options to fill (like too much room noise from the boom, or occasional noises from the lav brushing against clothing).However, if you’re recording audio in a setup that takes in each source as a separate channel (with, say, a Zoom H4 or a camera like a GH5 — as opposed to recording each to separate external recorders), you’ll find that once you pull your audio into your edit, it will be stereo split between the left and right channels (see below).You can fix this several different ways, but let’s look at these three simple options. Once you get your channels they way you want them, you can use any other audio editing tips or tricks at your disposal.1. Import as Mono ChannelsThe first trick is to tackle the problem from the get-go and change how you import your audio files into Premiere Pro. If you go to the Preferences tab in Premiere Pro CC, you’ll find options for Audio (third down). There, among other options, you’ll see a Default Audio Tracks box, which defaults to “Use File” as it comes in. To separate your stereo audio track into two different tracks, all you need to do is change the options to Mono. Voilà!2. Use Fill Left and Fill Right EffectsThe second trick is to use the the “Fill Left with Right” and “Fill Right with Left” effects in your default Audio Effects tab (see above). To start, you’ll need to duplicate your stereo audio track, then apply the Fill Left effect to one and the Fill Right effect to the other. This will give you two separate audio tracks — the left and right will both be the same. Be careful, though, as you’ll have to do this with every file every time, and they will not automatically stay connected, so you’ll have to manually move them around in your edit as needed.3. Reverse Audio ChannelsThe third trick, similar to the one above, is to (again) duplicate your audio track, then go into the audio channel properties of each one and manually change the “Media Source Channels” so they’re the same for both left and right (see above). Again, this is a quick solution, but it still requires you to work with two audio tracks for most of your edit.Once you have your channels separate, you can work with each audio track as you would with any, using all of your favorite tips and tricks. Here are some great resources to check out.Editing Audio with the Essential Sound Panel in Adobe Premiere Pro5 Essential Final Cut Pro Audio Editing TutorialsAudio Editing: Mixing Speech and Music in Premiere ProAdobe’s Project VoCo Could Change How We Edit AudioSound Editing vs. Sound Mixing: What’s the Difference?last_img read more

Panel recommends monitoring committee for scouts and guides

first_imgbodiesNew Delhi, Aug 24 (PTI) A high-level committee under the Union Youth Affairs Ministry has recommended appointment of a permanent monitoring committee for regular audit of two scouts and guides bodies, which, the inquiry panel alleged, have been mired in “financial irregularities”.The committee, set up about two months ago by the ministry, inquired into the functioning of century-old volunteer bodies – Bharat Scouts and Guides, and the Hindustan Scouts and Guides – and today submitted its final report to Union Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Vijay Goel at his office here.”When it comes to financial management of the two bodies, there are irregularities and norms are being flouted. We recommend that a permanent monitoring committee be appointed for their regular audit, and its report be submitted regularly to the ministry,” convener of the committee, S K Bhattacharya said.”Also, an external chartered accountant be appointed by the ministry for conducting regular audit of accounts,” he said.After submitting the report to Goel, Bhattacharya and other members of the panel also held an interaction with the minister and urged him to ensure implementation of the recommendations.Goel said, “We have accepted the report and the ministry will now formulate an action plan on it as to the implementation of the recommendations.”The high-level committee has also recommended that greater transparency be brought in the process to select candidates for the Rashtrapati Puraskar (Presidents Award).”As of now, only the Bharat Scouts and Guides members are considered for selecting candidates for the Presidents Award. We recommend that its ambit be widened to include Hindustan Scouts and Guides as well,” Bhattacharya said.advertisementDuring the meeting with Goel, Bhattacharya and other panel members alleged that the question paper for the examination to be undertaken for selecting candidates for the award have been “leaked” in the past.Goel said his ministry would take cognisance of this and do the needful to expand the ambit of selection procedure.The committee has also recommended enlarging the enrolment strength from current 70 lakh to 2 crore, besides revision of its “outdated curriculum” in consonance with latest plans of the government.”The committee has also suggested to us to have more number of organisations which can be given recognition to take scouts and guides activities. Only two organisations are not enough to run the system, so we will look into that,” Goel said.Other recommendations include constituting a committee of experts to prepare the guidelines for scouts and guides activities, setting up of a training centre, and release of grant on the basis of project details submitted, instead of being awarded ad-hoc.”At least one of the volunteer activities, like NCC, NSS, or scouts and guides, should be made compulsory in each school, CBSE or state government board-run,” the committees convener recommended.According to the ministry officials, Bharat Scouts and Guides, and Hindustan Scouts and Guides, both receive Rs 75 lakh each per year as grant from the Centre.”Besides, they get funds from respective state governments as well as through the membership fee,” an official said.Goel said the two scouts bodies have played important roles in building discipline and work ethics among the youth and hence they need to be restructured so they can also contribute in spreading awareness about the governments programmes. PTI KND CHT CHTlast_img read more