Stay SunSmart come rain or shine

first_imgUL Hospitals Group Working To Improve Patient Experience Children’s Hospital overspend impacting on most vulnerable A return to more typical weather patterns in the coming days does not mean any reduction in risk from UV radiation.Sheila Ryan, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Dermatology, UL Hospitals Group said precautions need to be taken at this time of year whether the conditions are clear or cloudy.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We have been fortunate to have a protracted spell of fine weather. It is great that people can get out and enjoy the sun but we also have to be sensible about it,” said Ms Ryan.“The forecast points to more typical Irish summer weather in the coming days but we still need to protect ourselves from the sun, in particular people working outdoors on farms, building sites and so on.“From March to September, the rays that can cause skin cancer are more intense irrespective of whether it is a fine day or a rainy day. People need to think about covering up; wearing sunglasses; seeking shade between 12 and 3 and wearing sun factor 30 or above,” explained Ms Ryan.“If we go to Spain or some other sun holiday destination, we will be sure to pack the sunscreen but we often forget to wear it at home. And that’s a mistake because you are getting the same damage from the same sun no matter how intense the heat might feel.”Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Ireland with approximately 10,000 new cases diagnosed every year. All three forms – melanoma, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma – of skin cancer are on the increase and all threeare linked to sun exposure and UV radiation.“Children are particularly vulnerable to developing skin cancer from exposure to the sun during childhood. And sometimes with kids, clothing is as good an option as sunscreen. It’s best to ensure that their shoulders are covered; that they are not in sleeveless shirts; that they wear sun hats and that when you do take them to the beach, that you remember to pack a little tent or screen to provide shade,” said Ms Ryan.She was speaking as University Hospital Limerick this Wednesday held a sun awareness event, providing information and advice to visitors, patients and staff.People were given advice and leaflets by specialist dermatology nurses and many also tried out a UV camera which can project the effects of sun exposure.“It is not a diagnostic test but more a tool we can use for this type of event to create awareness and get people thinking about their sun behaviour. And most people have a bit of fun with it as well,” said Ms Ryan.There are dermatology clinics run once a month in Ennis Hospital, twice a month in Nenagh and daily at the Charles Centre for Dermatology at UHL, including a specialist skin lesion clinic once a week.Other tips on how to keep both children and adults safe in the sun are available on the websites of the HSE, the Irish Skin Foundation and the Irish Cancer Society.Click here for more health news. Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Advertisement Print Email Joining forces to promote Sun Awareness at UHL were Daffodil Centre (Irish Cancer Society) staff and volunteers and UL Hospitals staff, left to right, Sheyla Ryan, volunteer, Daffodil Centre; Carmel Sheehy, Cancer Nurse, Daffodil Centre; Sheila Ryan, Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner Dermatology, UL Hospitals Group; Helen Murphy, Volunteer, Daffodil Centre, and Margaret Meehan, Staff Nurse, Dermatology, UHL. Twitter Aimee’s memory will live on in hospital play area Bualadh Bos : Daily events at children’s festival WhatsApp NCBI open Munster’s only dedicated children’s charity shop in Limerick NewsHealthStay SunSmart come rain or shineBy Staff Reporter – June 19, 2018 1243 TAGSBasal cell carcinomaCharles CentrechildrenDermatologyEnnis hospitalHSEIrish Cancer SocietyIrish Skin FoundationMelanomaNenagh HospitalSheila RyanSkin cancerSkin exposureSquamous cell carcinomaSunSunscreenUniversity Hospital Limerick (UHL)UV cameraUV radiation Previous articleThomond swim more popular than everNext articlePosthumous honour for Detective Garda Jerry McCabe Staff Reporter New Medical Social Work walk in clinic opens in Limericklast_img read more

8over8 to create over 30 jobs in Derry

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – February 20, 2013 Facebook Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme News HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Twitter Google+center_img Previous article80 septic tank inspections a year planned for DonegalNext articleCouncil meeting finally opens after private discussions dominate morning News Highland Facebook The Derry based software firm 8over8 is to create over 30 jobs as part of a 2.7 million pounds expansion.The company, which supports the energy and oil industries, is based in the Science Park at the Magee campus of the University of Ulster.Foyle MLA Pat Ramsey says there’s a very talented and skilled workforce in Derry and the North West, and this development will create a wonderful opportunity for them to work with a market leader in software engineering………[podcast][/podcast] Pinterest Google+ PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 8over8 to create over 30 jobs in Derry Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released last_img read more

Mesut Ozil sends message to Arsenal fans after victory over Manchester United

first_imgMesut Ozil sends message to Arsenal fans after victory over Manchester United Read More by Metro The German playmaker gave an excellent performance on New Year’s Day (Picture: Getty)Mesut Ozil is clearly enjoying life under new Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta and praised the team’s performance as they secured a first win at the Emirates since the start of October.The Gunners have been on a woeful run of from, losing their last four home matches, but bounced back at last with a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Manchester United on New Year’s Day.First-half goals from Nicolas Pepe and Sokratis set up the win and the whole team – including Ozil – worked tirelessly and defended resolutely in the second period.Ozil has often been criticised for his work rate and was exiled by axed boss Unai Emery, but he is enjoying his football once again and thanked fans for their support.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 1 Jan 2020 11:55 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link10.5kShares Manchester United captain Harry Maguire 1 min. story Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Advertisement Read More Coming Next Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Read More Read More Commentcenter_img About Connatix V67539 Read More PLAY / 1/1 SPONSORED Video Settings Skip Full Screen Top articles Taking to Instagram, he wrote: ‘From the team performance to the atmosphere… a great night at the Emirates. Happy New Year!!!’ along with his customary ‘YaGunnersYA’ hashtag.The German playmaker also added several snaps to his Instagram stories from the evening’s match, tagging teammate Alexandre Lacazette – who flicked on Ozil’s corner for the second goal – and once again sending his love to the Arsenal fans.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsOzil looked unrecognisable against United, pressing, harrying and creating chances, and shared a touching moment with Arteta at full-time, with Rio Ferdinand blown away by the difference the new manager has made.‘It’s freshened the place up, it went maybe stale under the previous manager, they maybe lacked belief in the manager’s tactics and his methods,’ Ferdinand explained on BT Sport after the game.‘We’ve both been there under different managers where you think, “I don’t believe in what this guy’s doing” and that takes an edge off a performance subconsciously.‘The pictures we saw there when the whistle went with Arteta going on to the pitch – I’ve not seen Ozil smile like that for about 18 months. That tells you a story, he’s enjoying going to training, he’s enjoying playing.‘This kid here [Nicolas Pepe], today he looked like a new player. That comes from confidence with the new manager.’MORE: Robin van Persie slams Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for smiling during interview after Manchester United’s defeat to ArsenalMORE: What Mikel Arteta told Mesut Ozil and Arsenal players on pitch after Manchester United winMore: FootballChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Skip Ad Advertisementlast_img read more

This suburban home has made waves on the small screen — and it could be yours this Saturday

first_imgThis Brisbane home must have an X-factor!YOU’D be forgiven for thinking you’d seen 95 Lutzow Street, Tarragindi somewhere before.The property offers a four-bedroom, three-bathroom home that’s been setting buyers’ hearts aflutter in the lead up to its auction at midday on Saturday November 4.While the light-filled, open-plan design and its touch of modernist flare would be enough to have many raising a paddle, it’s the home’s interesting contribution to the small screen that will have a few folk gossiping, according to Place Annerley sales agent, Tracy Kennedy. A star is born — 95 Lutzow Street, Tarragindi“It’s a 1960s build and the owners have been there 19 years. One day there was a knock at the door and someone asked them if, for $1000 a day, they’d be interested in allowing their house to be used in the filming of a television commercial,” Ms Kennedy said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours ago“They said, ‘Sure! Come on in! After that, an agency approached them to see if they’d like to be on their books for more,” she said.All in all, 12 TV commercials were filmed at the home including a popular Gold Lotto ad featuring a Dad hugging his daughter “There’s been a Christmas Woolworths ad filmed there too,” she said.“There was one time that they filmed an advert there where they dug a clothesline into the front yard, did the filming, took the clothesline out, filled in the hole and returfed — and it was like it never happened.” The perfect place for a post-production party.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclaircenter_img Relax between takes in the downstairs family roomIf you’re keen to bid at the event, make sure to put your best foot forward. According to Ms Burke, the three-and-a-half week marketing campaign saw 68 groups come through the home.“We’ve had five offers already,” she said.And… that’s a wrap!last_img read more

James Wren-Gilkes should be properly honoured – Hutson

first_imgBy Rawle ToneyPRESIDENT of the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) Aubrey Hutson will be making a plea to recently-named Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Charles Ramson Jr, for his People’s Progressive Party/Civic Government, to do right by recognising current National 200m record-holder, James Wren-Gilkes. James Wren-Gilkes, the man who many still believe would have won gold in the men’s 200m at the 1976 Olympic Games, was never shy about speaking on his disappointment at not being able to win what would have been Guyana’s first medal at an Olympic Games.Gilkes, now 67, had his hopes crushed when former President Forbes Burnham decided to be one of the 29 countries, mostly African, that boycotted the Montreal Games when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) refused to ban New Zealand, after the New Zealand National Rugby team had toured South Africa earlier in 1976 in defiance of the United Nations’ calls for a sporting embargo.According to Hutson, the one thing that is not being spoken of was that Gilkes, at the time of Guyana boycotting the 1976 Olympics, was in line to sign an endorsement deal with one of the leading athletics brand and the shun had financial ramifications for the Guyanese sprinter. Hutson, who made the comments while appearing on NCN’s Sports Magazine, hosted by veteran journalist Edwin Seeraj, said while Gilkes, during the last hosting of the Aliann Pompey Invitational in Guyana, was honoured along with other Olympians by the Guyana Olympics Association (GOA), the former Fisk University standout is worthy of a higher recognition.Hutson, whose AAG met with Minister Ramson last week during the Minister’s interaction of sports associations and federations, said soon, the local governing body for track and field in Guyana, will be making a formal pitch to the Government on Gilkes’ behalf.At the 1976 Olympic Games, after Guyana did not participate, Gilkes could have only watched in tears as Jamaica’s Donald Quarrie win gold in the men’s 200m.Quarrie, whom Gilkes usually defeated in the distance, ran 20.23 seconds to win ahead of Americans Millard Hampton (20.29s) and Dwayne Evans (20.43s).Gilkes’ time of 20.14 seconds in the 200 metres, ran in 1978 in Berlin, German, still stands as Guyana’s National record.Gilkes won gold at the 1975 Pan Am Games in Mexico City, running 20.43 seconds ahead of the USA’s Larry Brown (20.69s) and current president of the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association, from The Bahamas, Mike Sands (20.98s).Cuba’s 1980 Olympics 100m silver medallist, Silvio Leonard, had the better of Gilkes in the 1979 Pan Am Games in the 200m at the event that year, running 20.37 seconds, relegating the Guyana to silver (20.43s) and American Don Coleman to third (20.56s).At the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Canada, Allan Wells, who went on to win gold (100m) and silver (200m) for England at the 1980 Olympic Games, finished first ahead of Gilkes in the 200m.Wells ran 20.12 seconds to narrowly defeat Gilkes, who had clocked 20.18 seconds. Jamaica’s Colin Bradford was third (20.43s).Competing at the Weltklasse Zürich, in Switzerland, which fell under the IAAF Golden Sprints, Gilkes, in 1979, took bronze in the men’s 200m. The event is by invitation only and featured only the world’s top elite athletics.Gilkes was also a standout athlete at Fisk University and the University of Southern California (USC)  and as of 2012, he was still ranked in the top 10 all-time performers for the USC Trojans at 100m and 200m.last_img read more

Penrose Physical Therapy Talks About Balance

first_imgFacebook14Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Penrose & Associates Physical Therapy“I Didn’t Realize My Balance Was That Bad – Now I Know Why I Keep Falling Over.” We hear this all the time.  So we are offering our free balance workshop next week, February 5!Photo courtesy: Penrose & Associates Physical TherapyIf you or a loved one have fallen recently, or felt unsteady on your feet – that it has knocked your confidence to move around independently, or even leave the house without someone there to help support you just in case you fall – then I’d like to invite you to attend this new, fun and educational class which may be the most important thing you do this year. It may help you find out if you have problems with your balance that you weren’t even aware of, and exactly what to do if you, or a loved one have recently fallen, and show you a way to get back on your feet and the life you deserve before balance issues struck…A life where you can walk around the store without relying upon the shopping cart, or a loved ones arm to keep you steady…A life where you can move around the house independently and not take 20 minutes to move from the couch, without feeling lightheaded and dizzy…A life where you can pick up and play with your kids/grandkids without worrying when a ‘dizzy spell’ is going to come on and leave you feeling worried…A life where you can do and enjoy all the things you see so many others doing and enjoying, but a fear of falling has kept you from going out and crippled your confidence…Basically, a life without the fear of falling and feeling unsteady on your feet.If You Feel Unsteady On Your Feet, Nervous, And Even Confused About What Can Be Done To Help You,Then Read On… My name is Jennifer Penrose, one of the nation’s leading Physical Therapists, and my team and I have been helping people live with more confidence and getting back on their feet for more than ten years now…And what we know now is that so many people don’t even realize they have problems with their balance, and if they do, are confused by the advice they’ve previously been given, and perhaps even skeptical about their best chances of living with more confidence and being at less risk of falling over unexpectedly in the future… and that’s why I created this fun, educational class entitled: “Balance & Fall Prevention Workshop” – And decided to make it free for you, and a family member or friend, to attend.Here’s What You’ll Learn At This “Balance & Falls” Workshop Why 50-53% of people never even realize they have bad balance in the first place!Fun activities you can do to put your balance to the test and find out if you need to do something to help improve your balance quick, so it doesn’t get in the way of living and enjoying your life.The 3 best exercises that you can do from the comfort of your own home, in your living room… that’ll help you get out and about with more confidence.The most successful tips and advice to help decrease the risk of falls, and what to do if you’re worried about a loved one who could be at risk.Here’s What To Do To Attend Our Next Class: Call us now, we have a limited number of seats available for this class to be help at our clinic. Please call us today to register your interest, to ask questions or secure your place by calling free on: 360-456-1444. Or you can visit the Penrose & Associates Physical Therapy website and register online.– Sincerely, Jennifer Penrose, Penrose Physical TherapyP.S. There are limited seats at this workshop. So please register your interest now and reserve your seat for this workshop.last_img read more