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

Janus Henderson’s Bill Gross to retire

first_imgBill Gross, once dubbed the ‘Bond King’ and one of the world’s foremost fixed income investors, has announced his retirement from Janus Henderson Investors after more than 40 years in investment.Gross planned to focus on managing his personal assets and private charitable foundation, Janus Henderson said in a statement today.The manager currently runs more than $1.6bn (€1.4bn) at Janus Henderson, but once oversaw more than $200bn while at PIMCO, the investment house he co-founded in 1971.Dick Weil, CEO at Janus Henderson, said: “I have known Bill for the past 23 years. Bill is one of the greatest investors of all time and it has been my honour to work alongside him. I want to personally thank him for his contributions to the firm.” Bill Gross“I’ve had a wonderful ride for over 40 years in my career – trying at all times to put client interests first while inventing and reinventing active bond management along the way.“So many friends and associates at my two firms to thank – nothing is possible without a team working together with a common interest. I’ve been fortunate to have had that.“And thank you to all of my past clients for their trust and support. I learned early on that without a client, there can be no franchise. I’m off – leaving this port for another destination with high hopes, sunny skies and smooth seas!” Janus Henderson’s global macro fixed income team will take over management of the global unconstrained bond funds, with Nick Maroutsos, co-head of global bonds, becoming portfolio manager from 15 February “to assist with the transition”, the company said. The US and Ireland-based versions of the fund will be renamed as “absolute return income opportunities” funds on the same date. Gross joined Janus Henderson – then Janus Capital – in 2014 after an acrimonious exit from PIMCO . He left as chief investment officer in September 2014 after falling out with senior colleagues and later sued the company for $200m. The parties settled the lawsuit for $81m in 2017.The global unconstrained bond strategy run by Gross underperformed its benchmark since he joined, according to Janus Henderson. It lost 3.5% net of fees over the course of last year compared to a 2.1% increase in the strategy’s benchmark, the three-month dollar Libor.Similarly, his “total return” strategy – which invests solely in US securities – lost 0.8% in 2018, while its benchmark, the Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate index, was flat. However, since launch to 31 December 2018 the strategy outperformed by 89 basis points net of fees. Bill Gross’ statementlast_img read more