Abbeyfeale woman gets hip with technology

first_imgNewsLocal NewsAbbeyfeale woman gets hip with technologyBy Alan Jacques – May 7, 2017 1260 Advertisement Brid AherneBrid AherneABBEYFEALE physiotherapist Brid Aherne has won a top prize at a conference for aspiring surgeons in the UK for her e-learning tutorial that helps medical students train in orthopaedic surgery.Brid (35), who went back into education to become an orthopaedic specialist, helped develop software which has since been accepted as part of the curriculum for the University of Bristol.The Limerick woman, now based in Bristol, was recently awarded joint first prize for Medical Students Oral at the Aspiring Surgeons’ Conference run by Britain’s oldest surgical college, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Working with a team of four medical students at the University of Bristol, Brid developed the software with the aim of providing every student equal knowledge about particular orthopaedic surgical techniques, irrespective of their operating theatre experience.Although it does not replace time spent on placement in theatre, the software strongly enhances training, adding another layer that provides not only visual experience, but also acts as a revision resource.“With an ever-ageing population, the management of hip surgical patients, elective or trauma, before, during or after their hip surgery, will be a part of every junior doctor’s workload,” Brid explained.“With this in mind, along with the fact that e-learning is an evolving and expanding resource, we aimed to harness the potential of interactive online learning to increase access to clinical anatomy, surgical knowledge and patient management in orthopaedics”.The project was developed with guidance from orthopaedic surgeons at the university, following research into methods and theories of teaching. The finished software includes anatomical training, an interactive 3D model of the hip joint, and videos of hip surgery with voiceovers. “We hope that our resource will improve clinical practice and the care of orthopaedic patients by providing online resources that augment existing training,” she Alan [email protected] Previous articleHomelessness in Limerick going in wrong directionNext articleThree year funding delay for LEADER projects Alan Jacques TAGSAbbeyfealeBrid AherneBristollimerickRoyal College of Surgeons of EdinburghUniversity of Bristol Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin Print Emailcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WhatsApp Twitter Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

‘How To Start Your Own Business’

first_img Pinterest Facebook Local News By admin – January 29, 2018 ‘How To Start Your Own Business’ Twitter WhatsApp America’s SBDC has scheduled a free “How To Start Your Own Business” seminar from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Center for Energy and Economic Diversification (CEED) building, 1310 N. FM 1788.Learn how to register a business, legal entities, credit requirements for a commercial loan, financial institutions for start-ups and accounting for your business.To make an appointment or for more information, call 432-552-2455.ON THE Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleMOSC names Belles, BeauxNext articleConcert to benefit The Life Center admin Facebooklast_img read more

Panel passes constitutionalinterpretation amendment

first_imgPanel passes constitutionalinterpretation amendment April 15, 2006 Regular News Mark D. Killian Managing Editor A proposed constitutional amendment directing how the Florida Constitution should be interpreted has cleared another House committee.The State Administration Council voted 5-3 to move HJR 7143, whose sponsor, Rep David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, says is meant to correct a mistake in constitutional interpretation the Supreme Court made in Bush v. Holmes, (case no. SC04-2323) on school vouchers.In Holmes, the court said the constitutional provision requiring the legislature to provide a free, uniform, and high-quality system of public education precluded the state’s opportunity scholarship program, which uses public money to send children to private schools.In part, the court majority said its decision was based on expressio unius est exclusio alterius, or “the expression of one thing implies the exclusion of another.” But Simmons said the majority erred in that interpretation, and he agrees with the two dissenting justices who said the legislature had the authority to seek alternatives beyond public schools for educating the state’s children.Most state courts, he said, severely limit the use of the expressio unius doctrine and two prohibit it outright.The proposed amendment would create a new section (i) to Article X of the Florida Constitution, which would read: “In interpreting the extent of political power vested in the legislative branch by the people, the expression of one thing does not imply the exclusion of another, unless the limitation is absolutely necessary to carry out the purpose of the constitutional provision and without regard to the comprehensiveness of the constitutional provision.”“Irrespective of the way you feel on vouchers, this is an issue of the proper power and the authority of the legislature to deal with the issue that needs to be addressed by the people through their elected representatives and makes the statement that the expression expressio unius est exclusio alterius. . . does not apply to the constitutional interpretation in Florida, and that is all this does,” Simmons said.Rep. Mary Brandenburg, D-Palm Beach, said she understands there is a debate now about the appropriateness of the use of vouchers for private schools, but that this proposal is in response to the court’s holding that one voucher program was illegal.“Wouldn’t it be just clearer to everyone in Florida if what was on the ballot was something saying should we have vouchers, yes or no?” Brandenburg asked.Simmons said no and reiterated that his proposal has nothing to do with vouchers.“What we are talking about is the fundamental basis that the Florida Supreme Court used in dealing with the relative balance of powers of the legislature and the people through their elected representatives to deal with issues,” Simmons said. “If we are going to go ahead and say that every time the constitution says the legislature is supposed to do one thing and somehow impliedly clips the wings of the legislature to do all the other things the legislature is supposed to be doing, we have done a fundamental stripping of the power of the legislature to do the things that are necessary to respond to the multiple ills that we have facing us.”Rep. Wilbert Holloway, D-Miami Gardens, opposed the measure saying, “I don’t feel the legislature should be usurping the power of the court.”Rep. Ron Reagan, R-Sarasota, however, said it is the duty and responsibility of the legislature “to help guide and direct the state, and that includes the court system. I’m supporting this bill.”center_img Panel passes constitutional interpretation amendmentlast_img read more

Height of luxury in penthouse

first_img1201/69 Palmer Street, South Townsville. 1201/69 Palmer Street, South Townsville.The apartment is larger than most houses with 240sq m of internal living space and a large deck off the living area and another one off the master suite.The views extend out to Magnetic Island and Castle Hill while the rear of the apartment has floor-to-ceiling glass showcasing views out to Cape Cleveland.Glistening tiles paired with a neutral colour palette add to the relaxed yet luxurious ambience.The ceilings in the living area are nearly 4m high adding a most fitting touch of grandeur to the well- appointed apartment. 1201/69 Palmer Street, South Townsville.A GLASS of wine on the expansive deck looking out over the water as boats motor in and out before strolling up Palmer Street to eat at some of Townsville’s best restaurants. This is what life at the top is like living in penthouse 1201. The three-bedroom, two- bathroom apartment is on the top floor of the Solarus complex at 69 Palmer St in South Townsville.The owners are heading south and put their much cherished penthouse on the market for $2,150,000. 1201/69 Palmer Street, South Townsville.North Ward Realty selling agent Bruce Pearce, who lives in the Solarus complex himself, said the property was the most stunning apartment he has had listed in his 30-year career.“If you live in Townsville and you want luxury this is it,” he said.“I believe it’s a one-off because of the position facing north and you’re facing straight towards Magnetic Island and the ocean. On a clear day you can see through to Palm Island.“It’s going to attract someone I think whose family is off their hands and wants the best in Townsville.“We’re right in the centre of the main street of all the eateries which is close to the city, the mall and the stadium.“It’s a lifestyle apartment.”More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020 1201/69 Palmer Street, South Townsville.There is also ducted airconditioning throughout, granite-top gourmet kitchen, direct lift access to the penthouse barbecue and under bench fridge on the main deck.The apartment has a double lockup garage in the carpark and there are also storage rooms, a swimming pool, gymnasium and security video access to the building.Mr Pearce said the complex had a high number of owner-occupiers as well as top security features.“I wouldn’t live anywhere else in Townsville,” he said.“What attracted me to live in this building was the security, which is second to none.“The owners of this apartment pinch themselves every night because it is just so beautiful.”last_img read more

Lays announces new fall inspired flavored chips

first_imgIt is no surprise that Lay potato chips has come out with a new flavor to tickle their customer’s taste buds. What IS usually surprising is what flavors the company has chosen.Lays has decided to get into the fall spirit with a new flavor, but instead of going the pumpkin-spiced flavored route as most brands tend to do in the fall, Lays has opted for a more cozy type of taste with the limited-time addition of “Grilled cheese and Tomato soup,” flavored chips.Grilled cheese and tomato soup are common eats during the colder months of the year and sometimes even when it’s not so cold, but it will be interesting to see how they taste together as a chip!The new flavor will be available nationwide beginning Monday, October 21st.In addition to the new flavor being available on October 21st, Lays is starting a newest contest where 200 people will win free Lay’s for a year. All you have to do is upload a photo of yourself with Lay’s new packaging design to and you are entered to win.last_img read more

Manitoba back in the Brier winner’s circle, edge Ontario in final

first_imgIn the end, Ontario’s Glen Howard couldn’t win on home soil.Jeff Stoughton’s steal of two in the sixth paved the way for Manitoba to capture the 2011 Tim Hortons Brier. Stoughton, Jonathan Mead, Reid Carruthers and Steve Gould defeated Howard 8-6 in the final Sunday night at the John Labatt Centre in London, Ont. It’s the third career Brier win for Stoughton, who will represent Canada at the world men’s curling championship next month in Regina. It’s Manitoba’s first Brier title since Stoughton last won in 1999.Stoughton advanced to the final with a win Friday in the 1-2 Page playoff over Brad Gushue of Newfoundland and Labrador.Meanwhile, Howard, who lost in the final in 2010, defeated his old rival Alberta’s Kevin Martin in the play-in contest before edging Gushue 7-6 in Saturday’s semi. Earlier, Gushue defeated Alberta’s Kevin Martin 10-5 to win the bronze medal.last_img read more

Wildcats overcome jitters to capture fourth straight Kootenay Championship

first_imgThis is the 36th time in 38 years Mount Sentinel has advanced to the provincial tournament.The school twice failed to get out of the zone in 1997 and 2010.It should be noted that in 2010 we lost to Fernie in five (games), but that team is just as memorable as all others and they worked just as hard,” Moreira explained.“I am as proud of their commitment and work ethic as I am of the teams that have been provincial champions.”In the 38 years, Mount Sentinel has hosted the provincials tournament 10 times, winning the BC crown four times and finishing second in three events.The Wildcats have won the bronze medal seven times giving the school 14 provincial medals.Moreira said the provincial ranking should be out sometime Monday.He is expecting the Cats to be ranked third behind host Immaculata of Kelowna and Langley Christian.The provincial tournament is being played November 27-29 in Kelowna. For the for fourth straight season the Mount Sentinel Wildcats will represent the Kootenay zone at the BC High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships.The Wildcats dusted off the Fernie Falcons in straight sets during the best-of-five final to capture the zone title at the Kootenay High School A Girl’s Volleyball Tournament Saturday in Castlegar at Selkirk College Gymnasium.Mount Sentinel defeated the Falcons 25-13, 25-13, 25-17.“The tournament was not our best performance . . . we didn’t drop a set but we played like we had an elephant on our backs through the entire tournament,” said Mount Sentinel head coach Joe Moreira.Mount Sentinel, the top ranked team entering the tournament, breezed through the round robin draw defeating Fernie, Friday in front of the student body at the South Slocan-based gymnasium, before getting past Boundary Central of Midway and Sparwood.“Our best, but not real clean, was the final,” Moreira confessed.last_img read more