NewsLocal NewsGrounded plane to continue journeyBy admin – January 14, 2010 563 The ArkeFly chartered Boeing 767 jet has 230 passengers and 11 crew on board. It was travelling from Amsterdam to the Caribbean island of Aruba.The plane made the emergency landing following a bomb threat from a passanger.A Dutch national in his 40’s is being detained by gardai in Shannon. WhatsApp Previous articleJet in emergency landingNext articleTrolley jam at Regional Hospital admin Advertisement Twitter A PLANE grounded at Shannon Airport yesterday was given the go ahead last night after a search was completed. It is expected to continue its journey to the Caribbean some time today.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Email Linkedin Print Facebook
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Students, Veterans Join Wolf Administration in Scranton for Community Event Press Release Scranton, PA – Today, Wolf Administration cabinet officials were joined by nearly 200 attendees including community members, high school students, and veterans from the Gino Merli Veterans’ Center, for a Cabinet in Your Community event at the University of Scranton.“I am delighted that my administration was able to learn what issues are most important to Northeastern Pennsylvanians at the University of Scranton today,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “It’s important that we continue to have this type of valuable dialogue across the commonwealth and that everyone has an opportunity feel connected to Harrisburg no matter where they live.”Featuring Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller, Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Jerry Oleksiak, Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne, Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Jennifer Smith, and Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Anthony Carelli., the department secretaries provided region-specific updates on major projects, accomplishments, and answered impromptu questions from the audience.The Cabinet in Your Community initiative is a series of townhall-like events in which members of the community are given the opportunity to interact with cabinet secretaries and talk about the issues important to each region. Since its inception, this series has hosted 18 events across the commonwealth.The next Cabinet in Your Community event is currently scheduled for June 4 in Butler county at Slippery Rock University with cabinet secretaries from the departments of Conservation and Natural Resources, Health, Community and Economic Development, and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. May 18, 2018
Forty homes and businesses remain without electricity today following an unplanned outage in South Donegal.The power went out yesterday before 9.50pm in the Donegal Town/Laghey area.Crews restored supplies to the majority of homes by 1.30am. However, 40 homes and businesses experienced another outage at approximately 1.50am and have been left without power today.The ESB has apologised for the loss of supply and are currently working to repair the fault. Power supplies are estimated to return at 6pm. 40 homes still without power in Donegal Town/Laghey was last modified: November 6th, 2019 by Katie GillenShare 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)
22 October 2013The South African Rugby Union’s Footprint Programme paid a second visit to the Eastern Cape last week to deliver the latest rugby coaching techniques and skills to schoolboys and coaches.Springboks Francois Hougaard, Flip van der Merwe, Jan Serfontein and Bjorn Basson coached more than 170 schoolboys and 50 school and club coaches during a coaching session in Queenstown.They were assisted by Springbok assistant coaches, Johann van Graan, Ricardo Loubscher and John McFarland.Mastering basic techniquesThe Springboks demonstrated to the local coaches how to master basic technical techniques in areas, such as tackling, scrumming, lineout play and the breakdown.In July, the Footprint Programme paid its first visit to the Eastern Cape in Mthatha at the behest of the Eastern Cape Department of Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture.The Eastern Cape Sports Department is also assisting the South African Rugby Union (Saru) to prepare the Springbok Women’s Sevens squad to qualify for the 2016 Olympics. The assistance includes scientific support, fitness and conditioning training.Rassie Erasmus, Saru’s general manager for high performance, got the two-day symposium underway when he addressed the eager local schools and club coaches on the proper tackling and breakdown techniques.DemonstratedDuring the practical session, the Springbok players and coaching staff demonstrated those techniques to the learners and coaches at a community field, with a happy local crowd following every move on the field.Afterwards, lock Flip van der Merwe said he and his teammates enjoyed the session as much as the schoolboys and the coaches.“This is a great initiative and it is wonderful to see eagerness amongst the kids and their coaches to learn.“We seldom get the chance to visit areas such as Queenstown, and the reception we got from the local community and kids was amazing,” he said.SAinfo reporter and SA Rugby
11 December 2014Africa is hardest hit by the worldwide shortage of healthcare workers, with only 3% of the world’s healthcare workers tending to 24% of the global disease burden.To help bridge the skills divide, the University of Cape Town’s Faculty of Health Sciences offers programmes aimed at African students who want to use the expertise to make a difference in their home countries.Theresia Shivera-Anton: MMed (Anaesthesiology)Theresia Shivera-Anton, who is completing a Master of Medicine in Anaesthesiology at UCT, says she has been “patriotic from a young age”.“When I first came to study medicine my intention was to return home and serve the Namibian people. Now, as a postgraduate student, that has not changed,” she says.Namibia has only 10 registered anaesthetists, most of whom work in the private sector. The Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services’ strategic framework outlining plans to have 750 medical undergraduates, 100 postgraduates and 22 medical specialists trained by 2017.Shivera-Anton has a passion for teaching, and sees herself passing on the knowledge and skills she’s acquired at UCT to the next generation of Namibian medical professionals.Upon her return to Namibia, Shivera-Anton plans to initiate a programme for anaesthetic nurses in every hospital.George Chagaluka: MPhil (Paediatric Oncology) A holistic approach to childhood cancer is at the top of things George Chagaluka, a specialist in paediatric oncology, plans to implement when he returns to Malawi.Chagaluka, who completed his MPhil in Paediatric Oncology at UCT, believes the multidisciplinary care he witnessed during his time at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital is something Malawian children could benefit from.“There is a dire need for good networking among professionals such as surgeons, pharmacists, radiotherapists and social workers,” he says.According to Chagaluka, Malawi forms part of the belt of African states where Burkitt lymphoma – childhood cancer associated with malaria, Epstein-Barr virus and HIV – can be considered endemic.“Lately, there has been a remarkable increase in the number of cases [of this disease]. The increase has come about for two reasons: more medical graduates have an improved knowledge of childhood cancer; and the high immunisation coverage has reduced the burden of infectious diseases, and therefore, diagnostic efforts are channelled to non-infectious diseases such as cancer. This has led to a growing need for paediatric oncologists,” he says.Chagaluka is currently the only paediatric oncologist in Malawi, but he hopes to identify other paediatricians who can undergo oncology training, as well as set up a “training programme in Malawi” with others in his field.Gina Oladokun: MPhil (Paediatric Infectious Disease) What makes studying at UCT stand out for Gina Oladokun is exposure to the appropriate identification and diagnosis of conditions related to paediatric infectious disease – about which she would only have read in textbooks in Nigeria.Oladokun, a fellow of the African Paediatric Fellowship Programme, is in the process of completing an MPhil in Paediatric Infectious Disease.Although paediatric infectious disease is a relatively new sub-speciality in Nigeria, a Nigerian Society for Paediatric Infectious Disease has been established and is tasked with streamlining and standardising practice in the country.Thabani Thatha: MMed (General Paediatrics) Zimbabwe has only 30 general paediatricians for a population of more than 13-million people. Bulawayo has three paediatricians serving about 1-million people – with two of the three nearing retirement age.This is what prompted Thabani Thatha to register for an MMed in General Paediatrics at UCT, where he’s now a fellow of the African Paediatrics Fellowship Programme, and based at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.This is an edited version of a story first published in UCT’s Monday Monthly. Read the full story here.
By Barbara O’NeillAre there military programs on base that can help expectant parents budget for their new baby?Yes. Many military branches offer free financial classes for expectant parents.The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) hosts the Budget for Baby Program through the help of a network of volunteers. Topics are centered around the family budget and the impact of the child’s birth on a family’s budget, the importance of a will, and Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI) coverage for the newborn. After completing the course, parents receive a complimentary layette (coordinated set of bedding and clothing, a baby book, and a handmade gift from a society volunteer).In addition to the Budget for Baby Program, the Marine Corps hosts a New Parent Support Program. The program provides parenting classes, referrals, home visits, play morning, and mom/dad basic training boot camp. The New Parent Support Program is complimentary and supplies valuable information to Marine Corps families with children from birth through age five.The Navy offers a New Parent Support Program which provides classes for military families with children. The programs offered include prenatal services, resources, new baby bulletin, and nurture parenting. In addition, the New Parent Support Home Visitation Program is open to all military branches, and families are assessed to determine whether they need help managing the demands of a new baby with at-home visits. The home visits help military families cope with stress and nurture children to promote growth and development.The Air Force Aid Society has a Bundles for Babies complimentary course for active duty members. After completing the course, service members receive a complimentary layette from the Gerber Company (booties, bibs, bath set, coordinated set of bedding, etc.). Classes are not limited to first-time parents and are open to all ranks. The class provides financial information which focuses on budgeting for the new baby from conception through college.The Army offers a New Parent Support Program free of charge to soldiers and family members expecting a child or with children from birth to age three. The program provides parenting classes, home visits, play groups, resources, and other activities.Also refer to Military OneSource to locate the New Parent Support Program on various military installations. Browse more military personal finance blog posts and webinars by experts.Follow Dr. O’Neill on Twitter!This post was published on the Military Families Learning Network Blog on October 21, 2013