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 concluded.by Alan [email protected] Previous articleHomelessness in Limerick going in wrong directionNext articleThree year funding delay for LEADER projects Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie 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

SC Grants One Month’s Time To Implement The Grant of Permanent Commission and Command Posts for Eligible Women Officers in Army

first_imgTop StoriesSC Grants One Month’s Time To Implement The Grant of Permanent Commission and Command Posts for Eligible Women Officers in Army Radhika Roy6 July 2020 11:55 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has granted one Month’s time to implement the grant of Permanent Commission and Command Posts for eligible women officers in the Indian Army. A Bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud heard the Application filed by the Centre seeking for an extension of 6 months to implement the judgement that had been delivered by Justices DY Chandrachud and Ajay Rastogi on…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court has granted one Month’s time to implement the grant of Permanent Commission and Command Posts for eligible women officers in the Indian Army. A Bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud heard the Application filed by the Centre seeking for an extension of 6 months to implement the judgement that had been delivered by Justices DY Chandrachud and Ajay Rastogi on 17th February 2020. The 17th February judgment directed that Permanent Commission should be granted to women in the Army, regardless of their service, in all the ten streams where the Union Government had already taken a decision to grant Short Service Commission to women. The Court had further held that absolute exclusion of women from command assignments is against the tenets of Article 14 of the Constitution of India. Therefore, the policy that women will be given only “staff appointments” was held to be unenforceable. “An absolute bar on women seeking criteria or command appointments would not comport with the guarantee of equality under Article 14. Implicit in the guarantee of equality is that where the action of the State does differentiate between two classes of persons, it does not differentiate between them in an unreasonable or irrational manner”. It was stated in the judgment that the blanket non-consideration of women for criteria or command appointments absent an individuated justification by the Army and cannot be sustained in law. The judgement had concluded on the note that the necessary steps for compliance with it should be taken within three months from the date of the judgement. However, the Ministry of Defence submitted to the Bench today that decision-making was at its final stage and that only formal orders were to be issued. The Bench accordingly accepted the submission that the delay in implementation of the judgment was due to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic and allowed the Government an extension of one month to comply with its February verdict. Next Storylast_img read more

Man convicted of rape and murder in the ’90s set to be exonerated thanks to genetic genealogy

first_imgZinkevych/iStock(IDAHO FALLS, Idaho) — In the 1990s, Christopher Tapp was sent to prison for the rape and murder of Idaho teen Angie Dodge.Despite his DNA not matching evidence found at the crime scene, he was still convicted based on the theory that multiple people were involved in the crime.On Wednesday, after decades of proclaiming his innocence and claiming his confession was coerced, Tapp may finally be exonerated due to the novel DNA technique of genetic genealogy, which was used to find identify a new suspect in Dodge’s murder.“It’s hard for me to fathom or believe it still,” Tapp told ABC News. “For me it’s just the disappointment I’ve received over the last 22.5 years…. I just didn’t know what was gonna happen, if the state or the judge or anybody would do the right thing.”Mystery DNA and a coerced confessionThe case dates back to June 13, 1996, when 18-year-old Dodge was raped and killed in her Idaho Falls apartment.Semen and hair was collected at the scene and DNA testing showed they belonged to the same suspect, according to the Idaho Falls Police. Detectives canvassed the neighborhood in their search for the killer, but to no avail.In January 1997, Tapp, then a 20-year-old living in Idaho Falls, confessed to being involved in the rape and murder, according to authorities.His DNA didn’t match the semen and hair samples but police said “an existing theory was that multiple people were involved and Tapp was suspected to have been one of those people.”Tapp — a “kid” “scared for his life” — sat through nine interrogations, his attorney, John Thomas, told ABC News.“Tapp’s confession matched details from the crime scene and included assertions that he had not acted alone,” said police. “Based on his confessions, knowledge of the crime, and other facts that supported a theory that multiple people had been involved in the rape and murder, Tapp was convicted in 1998 by a jury.”No information from Tapp — who is now 43 — led to more arrests or the person who left behind DNA, police added.A proclamation of innocenceIn 2001, Tapp said his confession was coerced and that he was innocent, but Idaho’s supreme court affirmed the conviction, police said. The Idaho Innocence Project took up Tapp’s case as one of their first and pushed for his exoneration.Tapp filed several petitions for post-conviction relief over the years, and in 2017, while a petition was pending, he made a plea deal to amend his sentence.To secure the deal, Thomas presented new DNA evidence and argued that Tapp’s confession was coerced.In 1997, after being “coerced and pressured” by investigators, Tapp told police he held Dodge down by her wrists during the rape and murder, Thomas said. Dodge’s hands were swabbed for DNA but were not tested until 2016; that test found DNA was only present from Dodge and the killer — not Tapp, said Thomas. It was unclear why the evidence wasn’t tested at the time.In the 2017 deal, the rape conviction was vacated, Tapp’s murder sentence was reduced to time served and he was freed, said Thomas.New technology finds a new suspectIdaho Falls police say the search for the mystery suspect who left DNA at the crime scene never stopped in the years after Dodge’s killing.In November 2018, police turned to genetic genealogy.Genetic genealogy — a novel technique that compares unknown DNA evidence to public genetic databases to identify suspects through their family members — has been called a “game-changer” in the effort to crack cold cases.Since the arrest of the suspected “Golden State Killer” in April 2018, about 70 suspects have been identified through the technology, according to CeCe Moore, the chief genealogist at Parabon NanoLabs, which investigated the Dodge murder among others.Moore, who also appeared as an expert in ABC News “20/20” episodes, said she started building family trees of people who shared DNA with the unknown suspect and with each other, and found where those intersected in one marriage. She was spurred on by Dodge’s mother who inspired her to push thru this case even though it was so difficult.“I knew the suspect had to be a descendant of that marriage, so I narrowed it down to six men who were descendants of that couple. And five of the six on that list lived over 1,000 miles away, didn’t have any connection to Idaho that we could find. One of them did live in Idaho,” Moore told ABC News.In February, investigators surveilled the man who lived in Idaho, obtaining a wad of discarded chewing tobacco from him, said police.That man not only was not a match to the DNA at the crime scene, but he was also found not to be close relative to the suspect, Moore said.While Moore felt like she “was back to square one,” she said she also was “aware of the fact there could be a missing descendant.”Moore remembered that one of the men in the family had gotten married early and then divorced. While there didn’t appear to be a child from the marriage, she thought it was possible that a child was born shortly after they separated.“I went back to my research and tried to find what happened to that woman… we finally found her by finding her mother’s obituary, which listed her current name and listed a son,” Moore said.It turns out Moore’s hunch was correct — that son was from the first marriage but carried his stepfather’s last name — Dripps.In May, detectives went to Caldwell, Idaho, to investigate Brian Dripps Sr.Investigators recovered a cigarette butt Dripps threw out of his car window — and the DNA on the cigarette butt was found to be a match to the semen and hair at the crime scene, police said.As it turned out, Dripps lived across the street from Dodge when she was killed. Detectives even spoke to him five days after the slaying during a neighborhood canvass, police said.But he moved away from Idaho Falls the year of the murder, police said.Dripps, 53, was arrested on May 15 and charged with Dodge’s murder and rape, police said. In a police interview, once confronted with the DNA evidence, he admitted to the crime and said he went into Dodge’s apartment alone.Dripps has not entered a plea and his attorney did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment. He has a motion hearing set for Thursday and a preliminary hearing on Aug. 7.Also, in May of this year, a key witness in the case reportedly recanted her testimony, according to the Post-Register newspaper.‘The power of genetic genealogy’Tapp, who was released from prison in 2017, is married and working at a local plastic bag factory, his lawyer said.“He’s doing well,” his lawyer, Thomas told ABC News on Tuesday, but getting back his family’s name will mean a lot to him.“It is a huge thing for him and his mom. They’re the last two Tapps of his particular line,” he said. “He hasn’t had any children. He’s an only child for his mom.”On Wednesday afternoon, a judge is expected to approve prosecutors’ motion for post-conviction relief, making Tapp the first person to be exonerated for murder thanks to genetic genealogy, said Moore.Bonneville County Prosecuting Attorney Daniel Clark believes there’s clear and convincing evidence of Tapp’s innocence.Tapp was accused of helping with the murder, not being the sole killer, and Clark says investigators believe Dripps’ alleged confession was to acting alone.Ethically “my obligation is to remedy that conviction,” Clark told ABC News before the hearing. “That’s a very sobering thing to be involved in, no doubt.”Moore called Tapp’s case a highlight of her career.“I’m more excited and exhilarated about this than I think anything else. It’s just such an incredible feeling to be a part of clearing an innocent man’s name,” she said.Moore believes genetic genealogy will help with more exonerations going forward.“There’s been so much focus put on arresting the violent criminals — which is very important — but I always thought there wasn’t enough attention put on the fact that when we do that, we’re clearing a lot of other potential persons of interest, or even suspects,” Moore said.“So it’s been less formal with all the other cases, but there are many other cases where people’s names have been cleared thanks to genetic genealogy, people who have carried burdens for years,” she said. “So I think this is very important to demonstrate the power of genetic genealogy, not just to convict people, but also to exonerate.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Container herbs

first_imgAfter seeing some incredible mixed containers, I told my young horticulturist son that I had a vision of writing a column called “Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme,” kind of a play-on-words idea from Simon and Garfunkel’s famous album by the same name and, of course, the lyrics from the song, “Scarborough Fair.” The idea of my column is to encourage you to use these herbs in mixed containers.But it appears my 26-year-old never heard of the artist, album or song. What has happened to the world? We spent weeks in Mr. Murray’s 1969 English class studying these songs and it was the best class ever, but I digress.Just know this – remembering those four herbs as you design your mixed containers will allow you to create interest through foliage, add a touch of fragrance, dazzle with color from flowers, bring in a few butterflies and, shoot, freshen your breath, too. Lastly, if you are a culinary artist, then all of these are available for the picking.Parsley is the most famous garnish on the planet. As a carnivorous meat eater, I would just as soon skip the parsley and add a couple of more ounces of New York strip. Speaking of New York, The Times ran an article that said there’s no way parsley freshens your breath, that the science is just not there. Of course, the Romans felt differently and it must have been famous at the Scarborough Fair. As a horticulturist, however, I love curly parsley as a 1-foot-tall filler plant in mixed containers. Its bright-green leaves just seem to bring out the color of companion flowers.Sages are my favorite plants for gardens and mixed containers. Now we have to assume for lyrical purposes that we are talking the edible sage, Salvia officinalis. Of course other species are edible, including the heavenly scented pineapple sage, Salvia elegans. The Salvia officinalis excels as a filler plant in mixed containers, and the new variegated varieties do their part to add a little drama. This plant sometimes struggles in the high heat and humidity of the South when planted in garden soil, but always performs in mixed containers that drain freely. Drop it in with some ajuga at the front of your box or mixed container and you’ll have yourself a picture.We may think of rosemary as the now-official Christmas topiary or the staple of the herb garden, and both would be correct, but it also makes a terrific center or tall plant in mixed containers. The aromatic foliage does not go unnoticed as you walk by. The green, fine-textured, needle-like leaves contrast with cool- or warm-season flowers as well as a boxwood or holly. Throughout Georgia, they are beginning their bloom cycle as they load up with icy blue flowers. A sprig or two may be just what you are looking for, whether you’re making pork or poultry.Thyme is something I’ve generally used among rocks or stepping stones. The little, if not diminutive, creeping red thyme, however, is a wonderful spiller, creating interest with its tiny foliage texture, then follows up with its own version of “wow!” with flowers that may be rose, lavender, red or white. It’s like the engine that could, and you will be asking why you haven’t tried this before. It grows 3 inches to 6 inches tall and spreads to 18 inches.Spring planting season is coming, albeit sooner for some of us. Herbs make wonderful component plants in mixed containers. If you can’t remember which herbs to use, let the old song remind you: parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.Follow me on Twitter @CGBGgardenguru. For more information about the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah, go to www.coastalgeorgiabg.org/.last_img read more

East v West

first_imgFlying into Asheville is a treat, watching the land rise, flow and meander softly in deep shades of green. The riding here is also that way – when I’m in shape. The depths of the forest trails whip through the forest floor with steady climbs and swift descents, spattered with the occasional spankings. There are details – sharp rocks, boulder gardens, and roots, gnarled against the weather. Those features can fill a ride with teeth-chattering descents and exhausting climbs, but with the right mindset, it rolls, jumps and punishes more like a strict mother.The Western range is more like the stormy and wild little brother. It peaks and staggers in a provoking manner, leaving one breathless, joyful, surprised, and a little pissed off at times. The climbing is astonishing and the descents are inconceivable. The flow wraps around and around the jagged peaks, but you’ve still got to get up to it and then back down again.Is any of that better or worse? No. It’s all delightful. In the West you need an oxygen tank and the East you need gills. In the West you have flat hair, in the East you have curly. In the West you wash out in gravel and sand, catapulting off of the mountain. In the East you traverse rock gardens that send you catapulting off of the mountain.It’s generally the same amount of bloodshed, just a different weapon; the same amount of beauty, just a different palette.last_img read more

PR Insight: Know your members’ media consumption preferences

first_imgWith the proliferation of communication channels available today—from traditional print media and broadcast to online and social media—effectively managing a credit union’s communications strategy is a complicated business. While credit unions have always tailored their messages to specific groups of members (auto loans to younger members or estate planning to older members, for example), as recently as 10 years ago, there was a fairly simple distribution strategy including local print media, direct mail and perhaps local broadcast media that was used to reach all members.Today, that is simply no longer the case. Millennial members consume information in different ways and through different channels than Generation X members do, and Gen Xers, in turn, consume information differently than baby boomers. Not only are there different communication channel preferences among demographic groups, but there are unique preferences in terms of format and even time of day for consumption.With so many variables in play, how can credit unions communicate most effectively with all of their members?The good news is that there is a wealth of data available to help guide credit unions’ communications teams as they develop content and distribution strategies. Recently, Target Marketing released its 2017 Media Usage Survey, and within it are some valuable insights into the media consumption tendencies of millennials, Gen Xers and baby boomers that could benefit credit unions. Key takeaways include: continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

I had my best time in Cologne, says  Ujah

first_img Loading… read also:Ujah gets 72 minutes in Berlin victory as Collins sees red Ujah also weighed in on protests taking place across the world on racial injustice and discrimination which emanated from the death of George Floyd in the United States. Bundesliga matches last weekend saw players kneel as a mark of solidarity and Ujah thinks it is a “right step”. “There is a lot more to do. The action is great, but it is important that the message goes deep into the world because we can have a good life together if everyone accepts,” he continued. “We’re on the right track. I’m sure the future will be better.” Ujah has also been on the books of another German club in Werder Bremen where he scored 14 goals and provided five assists in 37 competitive outings. He also had a stint with Norwegian side Lillestrom and Liaoning FC in China, netting a combined 37 goals. Ujah’s career began in Nigeria with Abuja FC and Warri Wolves. He has been capped seven times for Nigeria, last appearing in a goalless draw with Tanzania on September 5, 2015, during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morecenter_img Union Berlin striker, Anthony Ujah, is still fond of his former club FC Cologne, claiming the North Rhine-Westphalia outfit to be “important”. Nigeria international Anthony Ujah Die Eisernen will be up against the Billy Goats in this weekend’s Bundesliga round of fixtures and the Nigerian clearly relishes the opportunity. Ujah played 102 times for Cologne, scoring 36 goals and providing 10 assists. He joined Union Berlin from Mainz in the summer of 2019 and has made 20 appearances, although only eight of them have been starts. The 29-year-old has scored two goals, which came in a 2-1 home defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt on September 27, 2019 and a 2-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach on November 23. “Always”, Ujah told Kicker when asked if a tie against Cologne is special to him. “In Cologne, I had my best time in football so far. The city is very important to me. I see my future there.” Ujah also likes the German capital asserting “Berlin is a great city”. Though he has clocked just 789 minutes of Bundesliga action this season, Ujah says he is “satisfied” and calls his move from Mainz to Union Berlin “the right decision”.last_img read more

Collins clanger lifts City

first_img Silva fired an early warning over the bar before Aguero shot straight at Adrian and a Kolarov free-kick curled wide. Aguero blasted another effort into the stands before City claimed the lead in freak circumstances after 18 minutes. Jesus Navas, often criticised for his lack of decent delivery, burst down the right and clipped a ball towards the box looking for the inrushing Aguero. It initially appeared the Spaniard had been thwarted again as Collins stepped in to intercept but City got lucky. The ball bobbled, caught Collins on the shin and looped over the stranded Adrian, hitting the bar on its way down and then going in off the post. It was a goal set to feature on bloopers reels for years to come and another unwelcome addition to the usually dependable Collins’ list of clangers. West Ham offered little in response although the experienced Carlton Cole, making his first start since February following injury to Diafra Sakho, shot at Joe Hart. City doubled their lead nine minutes before the break after Yaya Toure slid to cut out a Stewart Downing pass and find Aguero. The Argentinian sped into West Ham territory, skipping past a Collins tackle and exchanging passes with Navas to fire home. It was Aguero’s 26th goal of the season and his 20th in the Premier League, taking him above Harry Kane and Diego Costa in the competition’s scoring chart. City were strolling and Aguero almost had another early in the second half after a nice City passing move but Carl Jenkinson frustrated him with a well-timed challenge. Aguero was hurt in that tackle and required treatment but returned to run off the knock. Silva was not so fortunate after being caught on the side of the head by a stray elbow from Kouyate, who was booked. The City playmaker was down for around eight minutes, requiring lengthy and careful treatment before eventually being lifted onto a stretcher by medical staff. Samir Nasri, recently out of favour, came on as his replacement for the closing stages. City eased up as the game drifted towards a conclusion and West Ham enjoyed some decent possession but Hart – on his 28th birthday – came out to block their one good chance when Kevin Nolan went through. Top scorer Sergio Aguero was also on target as the fallen champions, after a horrendous run of six defeats in eight games, claimed a welcome and routine 2-0 victory at the Etihad Stadium. Collins set them on their way when he contrived to lob goalkeeper Adrian when an attempted interception went wrong before Aguero added to the tally before half-time. A bizarre own goal from West Ham’s James Collins helped Manchester City back to winning ways in the Barclays Premier League. It was not enough to lift City back into the top three but at least increased the gap to fifth-placed Liverpool – with heat increasing in the race for Champions League positions – to seven points. The result is also unlikely to alleviate the pressure on City manager Manuel Pellegrini much, but he could at least reflect on a satisfactory afternoon’s work against a lacklustre West Ham. The only obvious sour point was a serious-looking injury to David Silva, who was carried off on a stretcher with a head injury after a clash with Cheikhou Kouyate. That added to a list of problems for City who were already without Vincent Kompany, Wilfried Bony, Gael Clichy, James Milner and Stevan Jovetic. Veteran midfielder Frank Lampard came into the starting line-up to face his old club for probably the last time, while Eliaquim Mangala, Aleksandar Kolarov and Fernando also featured. After all the criticism sent their way over the collapse of their title defence, City were probably grateful West Ham were so indifferent to their task. The Hammers had registered just one win in their previous 10 games and it never looked like this would be the occasion when their confidence returned. City controlled possession from early on and gradually moved through the gears. Press Associationlast_img read more