first_imgLimerick on Covid watch list Advertisement Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites WhatsApp Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Print Facebookcenter_img TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! University Hospital LimerickMORE than 400 incidents of abuse were recorded in hospitals operated by the University of Limerick Hospitals Group over the past two years.Responding to a  Freedom of Information request from the Limerick Post, the Hospitals Group confirmed that 352 of the incidents were recorded at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) and almost half of them involved nursing staff.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A total of 427 incidents were recorded at  UHL, University Maternity Hospital Limerick, Ennis Hospital, Nenagh Hospital and Croom Hospital during 2017 and 2018.212 of the incidents involved members of the nursing staff, who were by far the most affected group.Mary Fogarty of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) said that as nurses make up the greater population of staff in hospitals, the fact that they were involved in the greater number of incidents was to be expected.“However, the figures are not helped by people under pressure and we have serious concern about how people are supported.“Nurses are often the first point of contact, the first person and last person you see in the hospital, and would take a lot of discontent. Some incidents would go reported and some not,” Ms Fogarty told the Limerick Post.Of the five hospitals in the group, UHL recorded the most incidents, with 352 being recorded in total, 61 of which occurred in the accident and emergency department, followed by 57 occurrences in ward 2C where ear, nose and throat patients are treated.The figures show a significant increase in incidents over the two-year period, with 191 recorded in 2017 and 236 in 2018.226 of the incidents were of a physical nature, which includes physical abuse, assault, and harassment.Responding to the figures, a UL Hospital Groups spokesperson said that they take all incidents of assault and aggression on any party very seriously.“The data supplied should be interpreted with caution if being presented outside of the wider context of any long term trends, national or international comparators and reporting mechanisms.“Nursing and midwifery are the largest group of healthcare workers at UL Hospitals Group and they operate on the front line, which would explain why the number of interactions good or bad is higher in this group.”“Training and supports are made available to all staff by UL Hospitals group, including how to manage challenging or aggressive behaviour in the workplace,” the statement concluded. Previous articleNugent calls out Fianna Fáil ‘doublespeak’ on scramblersNext articleLimerick has 98 children in emergency accommodation Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] NewsHealthNurses top list of abuse targets at UL hospitalsBy Cian Reinhardt – January 24, 2019 1151 Call for Government action as 81 patients wait for beds in UHL TAGShealthINMOLimerick City and CountyNewsnursingUniversity Limerick Hospitals Group Email Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blowlast_img read more

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first_img3503/159 Old Burleigh Road, BroadbeachTONY Lordi is adamant his Broadbeach sub-penthouse has the “best views on the Gold Coast”. Its wraparound balcony offers panoramic vistas of the coastline, Hinterland and Surfers Paradise skyline. 3503/159 Old Burleigh Road, BroadbeachMore from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoIt was one of the main reasons Mr Lordi and his wife, Tina, bought the 253sq m half-floor apartment, which is on the 35th level of ‘Air on Broadbeach’, 12 years ago.It was a holiday home for the couple and their three children, who live in Brisbane.“When we bought it, the kids were really young and we were going down most weekends,” Mr Lordi said. “Now we’re in a different stage of our lives.”It has four bedrooms, three of which open onto the balcony while the master has an ensuite.The living area has a sleek kitchen and sliding doors that open onto the balcony. 3503/159 Old Burleigh Road, Broadbeach 3503/159 Old Burleigh Road, Broadbeach 3503/159 Old Burleigh Road, BroadbeachMr Lordi used an interior decorator to style the apartment, but they made some changes over the years to keep it maintained.“We’ve put new blinds in there and we’ve added some wallpaper features,” he said.The apartment also has two secure car spaces and access to resort-style amenities, including pools, a gym and tennis court.last_img read more

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first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Courtney Brosnan walked over and hugged the left goalpost before leaping up and hanging from the crossbar. A Syracuse handball inside the box with under two minutes remaining gave Buffalo a penalty kick and a golden opportunity to win.The shot went left and so did Brosnan. She rose vertically with both hands in the air, swatting the ball away and forcing overtime.But SU couldn’t capitalize on the momentum and conceded a goal in the second-overtime period.Syracuse (2-4) wasted 23 shots and 11 corner kicks in a 1-0 loss to Buffalo (3-2) in double overtime Sunday at UB Stadium. It’s the fourth loss in five games for the Orange, and the second consecutive 1-0 loss.After containing Buffalo for 100-plus minutes Friday, Syracuse committed a costly defensive miscue.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith two and a half minutes remaining in the second and final overtime period, Brosnan dove out with her legs to block a Buffalo shot on the left side of the field.The ball was deflected to the opposite side, where another UB shot ricocheted off the crossbar. Buffalo pounced on the follow-up and Dana Lytle buried the ball into the back of the net with Brosnan still on the ground and no Orange jerseys in sight.Brosnan popped up shouting before falling back down on her knees, a scene that encapsulated the emotion on a frustrating afternoon for SU.Syracuse dominated possession for much of the game and created far more scoring opportunities than its opposition, outdoing Buffalo in shots (23-13) and corner kicks (11-2).But the Orange couldn’t find a way to break through the Buffalo back line and missed out on its two best chances when UB goalkeeper Laura Dougall deflected a shot over the crossbar in the 63rd minute and Alex Lamontagne sent a shot into the side of the net as the clock hit zero in regulation.Syracuse will look to bounce back Friday when it hosts Cornell at 3:30 p.m. at SU Soccer Stadium. Comments Published on September 6, 2015 at 3:20 pm Contact Matt: [email protected]last_img read more

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first_imgA West Palm Beach police officer is recovering after being stabbed twice in the head while responding to a domestic disturbance.Officers encountered 31-year-old Andree Jourdain who they say was armed with a knife near her mother’s apartment.West Palm Beach Mayor Keith James praised the officers who neutralized the armed suspect by shooting her.“Apparently the officer was responding to a domestic disturbance,” James said in a press briefing to reporters. “During the course of that interaction, the officer was stabbed, a suspect was shot.” https://www.850wftl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Mayor-James.mp3When she is released from the hospital, Jourdain will be charged with attempted murder of a law enforcement officer and violating a restraining order.The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the case.last_img read more

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first_imgFREEHOLD – An 86-year-old man is charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy, following a joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and Tinton Falls Police Department, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.Albert DeCresci, formerly of Rumson but a resident in Tinton Falls at the time of the incident, is charged with one count each of second degree sexual assault and third degree endangering the welfare of a child, after police allege he was found in the act of the sexual assault.DeCresci is currently being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold Township, on $250,000 bail with no 10 percent option, as set by Monmouth County Superior County Judge Honora O’Brien Kilgallen, J.S.C., who also ordered he have no contact with his victim and not return to the scene of the crime if he is released.If convicted of sexual assault, DeCresci faces a sentence of 10 years in a New Jersey state prison without parole, subject to the provisions of “Megan’s Law” and Community Supervision for Life following his release from state prison.If convicted of endangering the welfare of a child, DeCresci faces a sentence of three to five years in prison.Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all of the trial rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State law.The case is assigned to Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Thomas Fichter, Director of the Office’s Special Victims Bureau.Detective Delisa Brazile, of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-620-4045, or Detective Robert Wilson, of the Tinton Falls Police Department at 732-542-3400 ext. 443.last_img read more

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first_imgBy Laura D.C. Kolnoski |TINTON FALLS – Following approval by the Tinton Falls Planning Board earlier this month, Head of School Mary Sciarrillo anticipates the expansion of Trinity Hall all-girls high school will be completed in time for the 2018-19 academic year.Plans call for the construction of a two-story addition to the school at 101 Corregidor Road, with a footprint of 11,230-square-feet and total area of 22,460-square-feet, adding additional classrooms, office/administrative space, a multipurpose room, a chapel and a new entrance lobby, officials said.“We are looking forward to a winter 2018 groundbreaking once all permits are secured,” Sciarrillo said. “The new addition will double our classroom capacity and allow us to serve our growing student population.”Originally located in Middletown, the college preparatory high school purchased, renovated and moved in to the vacant child development/daycare center on the former Fort Monmouth U.S. Army base to start the 2015-16 school year. Trinity Hall spent $2 million for the 7.4-acre parcel with its 19,600-square-foot, one-story building built in 1996. The building was intended for educational re-use by the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA), the public-private agency overseeing the fort’s redevelopment. The school’s expansion plan received unanimous approval from FMERA members last October, the first hurdle before the project went before the Tinton Falls Planning Board.“The opening of Trinity Hall marked another milestone in the fort’s redevelopment,” said Dave Nuse, FMERA director of real estate. “Bringing an excellent school on site was essential to developing the dynamic community we’ve envisioned.” The 1,127-acre fort, which spans portions of Eatontown, Oceanport and Tinton Falls, was closed by the Army in 2011. Under FMERA, parcels of land and buildings are being leased and sold for technology, educational, business, residential, retail and public uses.Last fall, Theresa Kiernan, Trinity Hall’s director of advancement and admissions, placed enrollment at 201 students in grades nine through 11.“Our students come from over 45 different sending schools throughout Monmouth, Middlesex and Ocean counties,” Kiernan said. “Our location has allowed us to reach a diverse, academically focused group of young women, providing them with a single-sex option for high school where none existed before.” The school teaches in the “Catholic tradition.”“We remain committed to our students and their families and are ready to be a resource for local businesses, nonprofits, municipal leadership, educators and the community,” Sciarrillo said. “We vow to be good neighbors and responsible citizens as we help to revitalize this beautiful town. We feel fortunate to be in Tinton Falls and feel blessed to have the support of this community. Once we moved to our permanent and forever home on historic Fort Monmouth, we realized just how much opportunity we can provide to our greater community.”A gala to raise funds for the school’s capital campaign, entitled “Celebrating the Year of Branching Out,” is planned for March 9 at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel in Asbury Park.This article was first published in the Feb. 1-8, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

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first_imgThere will be no repeat for the Tom Shypitka rink.Ken McHargue did the unthinkable, defeating the defending Kootenay Champs two straight games en route to the Senior Men’s Zone Curling Championships Sunday at the Nelson Curling Club.McHargue, third Gerry Kent, second Grant Klapp and lead Bruce Young outlasted Shypitka & Company 7-5 in the A-B final to secure a trip to Vancouver Island in Feburary.McHargue defeated Shypitka 9-6 in the B final Sunday morning.With the game tied 5-5 entering the 10th end, McHargue put the pressure on the Cranbrook skip with a couple of rocks in scoring position. Despite facing a pair of counting rocks, Shypitka still had a chance to steal the win if the Cranbrook skip could bury his final stone.However, Shypitka came up light with his final attempt allowing the Elkford skip to grab two to win the game.McHargue lost Saturday afternoon to Shypitka 8-7 in the A final.However, the East Kootenay rink blasted Nando Salviulo of Nelson 9-1 in the B semi Saturday to advance against Shypitka.Salviulo, with Bud Edgar, Gary Meadows and Don Harasym anchoring the team, finished the tournament with a 2-2 record.Rob Ferguson of Trail and Myron Nichol of Castlegar were 1-2.Shypitka of Cranbrook, with Nelson third Fred Thomson, second Don Freschi of Trail and Bill King of Fruitvale on the team, lost in 2013 in the Senior’s Final held in Trail.The B.C. Senior Championships are set for February 17-23 in Comox Valley.last_img read more

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first_imgThree schoolgirls from Deele College in Raphoe have got through to the National semi-finals of the FORÓIGE (NFTE) Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship Awards in Dublin. Saffron Porter, Stephanie Harper and Ellie Barron received the backing of Donegal TD Joe McHugh and Donegal boxer Jason Quigley when promoting their product “Clean Guard”. Posting on Facebook, Jason Quigley said he wished the girls the best in the next phase of the entrepreneurship awards.  “Big thank you to the Clean Guard team for my gum shield cleaner,” Quigley said. “Great idea and something all top athletes in contact sports should have.“(It) cleans all the bacteria that we don’t realize is in our gum shields and prevents sicknesses and lets you perform to your best.“Wishing the team all the best in the semi-final for creating this idea.“Good luck and thanks for my own clean guard,” the boxer concluded. See some pictures below…Donegal lends support to Raphoe schoolgirls for their ‘Clean Guard’ idea was last modified: March 31st, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

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first_imgQPR head coach Chris Ramsey was asked about a number of issues at his pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday’s game against Cardiff City. Here’s a round-up of some of the things he had to say.Team news“Charlie [Austin] had a slight tweak in the game against Charlton so we took him off. He’s available for tomorrow. We’re probably going to be missing Jamie [Mackie]. He’s got a slight groin strain. Hopefully it won’t keep him out for too long.”On Austin“If a club wants him and come in and make firm offers, and if the owners think it’s the right offer, then he’ll go. All we’re looking for is a firm offer to get this thing sorted one way or another.“We haven’t had any firm offers for Charlie and as far as we’re concerned he’s a QPR player and will want to do his best to get his goalscoring tally up to where it was last year.”On talks to sign Tim Ream from Bolton“We’re still in negotiations on that. He’s a target that we have been looking at.”Ream is expected to complete a move to Loftus RoadOn Rob Green“Rob could literally play for any team in the country – you’re talking about Chelsea down to any Premiership team.“I think he’s a top goalkeeper and his attitude has been fantastic around the place. His professionalism is one for younger players to behold.“I think that if you look at any of the top teams – Man Citys, Arsenals, Liverpools – he could play for any of those teams. So we’re happy that he’s here. We don’t foresee him leaving.”On Sandro“Sandro is imminently returning to the country, based on some paperwork that needs to be clarified. He’s in the process of that and we’re expecting to see him shortly.“We’re in constant contact with Sandro. We’ve sent some messages and he sent me a voice message saying that he’s been training and is looking forward to coming back.”Sandro is in his native Brazil following problems with his visaOn Leroy Fer“I think he’s got the bit between his teeth to prove a lot of people wrong about his injury and prove people wrong about his form, because he wants to be involved with the national team as well at the end of the season.“I think he knows that the QPR fans are behind him and he owes them for their support. I’m very excited about the way he’s conducted himself around the place.“He’s given us his word that he’s fully committed to the club and that he wants to see us climbing up the table.“He’s a big miss for us because he’s a very good player and his attitude has been fantastic.“Obviously he’s a talented player, but he’s now got a chance to show his resilience and whether he can help other players.“There’s quite a few young players in the squad and he’s more experienced and needs to really show some leadership.”Fer’s move to Sunderland was scrapped after he failed a medicalOn being linked with Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle“We haven’t made an offer for him. I don’t know if it’s a realistic target as regards the money that was quoted – £6m. I don’t think we’re in that field.“Obviously any club in the Championship would like to have a player of that ability, but we haven’t put that on the list at the moment.”On talks with Southend to sign keeper Daniel Bentley“I think we’re still negotiating that one. He’s a fine keeper that everyone’s talking about and I think that’s still in the negotiation stage.”On Joey Barton“Joey has had a lot of press about him based on when he was a young boy. People change. They change into adulthood and become family people.“Joey has matured and I think some of the things that are said about him are unfair and taken out of context. As far as the dealings I had with him when he was at QPR, he was respectful and trained well and always gave 100% on the field.”And finally, on whether West Brom have been back in for Matt Phillips“Not that I’m aware of and frankly I’m quite happy about that.”Follow West London Sport on Twitter Find us on Facebooklast_img read more

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