Improvement works to begin at St Joseph’s Hospital

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Improvement works to begin at St Joseph’s Hospital Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – January 15, 2020 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Twitter Google+center_img Pinterest WhatsApp The HSE says it is commencing a €4 million upgrading and refurbishment programme at St Joseph’s Hospital in Stranorlar.The HSE says in the short term, work will begin next week to deal with HIQA compliance issues, including the provision of extra bathroom and ensuite facilities.The planning and implementation works will continue into 2020 for the design and major development of St Joseph’s.Once complete, the HSE says the current compliment of 67 beds will be maintained in enhanced facilities,along with enhanced primary care, day and ambulance services.HSE Management say they will engage with representations from the St Joseph’s Hospital Action Group throughout these ongoing developments.***************HSE Statement in full -15th January 2019HSE Media Statement – St Joseph’s Hospital, DonegalThe HSE is commencing the upgrading and refurbishment of the St Joseph’s Hospital Stranorlar.  The overall total investment planned on the campus is estimated at €4.0m.These works are included in the capital plan 2016  – 2021 and will  preserve and develop the Community Hospital facility for Stranorlar / Ballybofey area on the current site.In the short term the HSE will invest Capital in St Joseph’s in order to deal with HIQA compliance issues. These works will  commence in the third week of January 2020, and will entail mainly the upgrading and provision of extra bathroom and ensuite facilities.The planning and implementation works will continue into 2020 for the design and major development of St Joseph’s.  The construction works will be carefully planned and phased to minimise the disruption to the residents and services at the campus, and exact timeframes will be advised following consultation with all parties. The upgrade works, when completed, will maintain the current compliment of 67 beds in enhanced facilities as well as providing enhanced primary care, day services and ambulance services at St Joseph’s.Local HSE Management will engage with local representations from the St Joseph’s Hospital Action Group throughout these ongoing developments. Twitter Previous articleBoil notices issued on nine private water supplies in Donegal in 2018Next articleHopes that MICA redress scheme will be published before the election News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApplast_img read more

More questions than answers

first_imgMore questions than answersOn 1 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Trainingmust focus on the future and recognise the challenges ahead to ensuree-learning’s success, says Professor David Birchall Therehas been little said about the real issues and challenges organisations face inimplementinge-learning– particularly, issues around the realisation of sustainable business benefitsover the longer term. Ourstudy of early applications of e-learning* has scratched beneath the glossyveneer by reporting the experiences and insights of people involved in makinge-learning happen. Compared to initial predictions, the scale and complexity ofchallenges it presents have been largely miscalculated, and those responsiblefor training and development are facing a steep learning curve.Abasic restriction to e-learning’s development is in the nature of informationand communications technology (ICT), which remains fragmented in manycompanies.ICT’spotential is recognised by organisations not only using asynchronous, but alsoincreasingly trialling synchronous technologies. The more successful projectshave adopted a design philosophy of ‘fit for purpose’ and made appropriate useof technology recognising the user’s needs. However,transformation of training and development through ICT depends upon integrateddecision-making crossing strategy formulation, operations management,information systems, knowledge management and training and development itself.Modularisationof information content and personalised learning process will becomeincreasingly important as a means of ensuring cost-effective solutions thatmotivate the learner. Real economies of scale often depend upon global delivery– but problems of language, culture and differences in local practices have tobe tackled. Relatedareas such as informal learning, communities of practice and networked learningwill all increase to support the growing number of knowledge workers. The rolefor training and development departments in all of this is unclear as yet.Makingthe business case for investment in e-learning will continue to be a centralchallenge. Many of its benefits are intangible and difficult to quantify, andthe situation is not helped by the relatively unsophisticated evaluation ofe-learning and ICT-based training. Without improved evaluation of the impact ofe-learning on the bottom line, senior management may remain unconvinced of thebusiness benefits.Inexamining training needs for sustaining competitiveness, organisations shouldlook to future-orientated management tools such as scenarios, roadmapping andfuture proofing. These provoke managerial debate and action over futureinvestment decisions across the firm’s business domains.ProfessorDavid Birchall is director of educational technologies at Henley ManagementCollege www.henley.com *Forthcoming e-learning report from Henley Management College, to be publishedby GRIST, www.gristonline.com Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Steve Kazee’s Shameless & More

first_img View Comments The Obamas Think Raisin’s LaTanya Richardson Jackson Steals The Show This is some fan mail. LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Tony nominated for her performance in A Raisin in the Sun, recently received high praise from none other than the First Lady of the United States, after the Obamas saw the classic play. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michelle Obama’s missive included the phrase: “Barack and I both agree that your portrayal of Mama stole the show.” The production plays through June 15 at the Ethel Barrymore. Norm Lewis Jane Lynch Channels Her Dark Side, Again Broadway alums Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk and Kevin Shinick will appear in an upcoming Team Unicorn pilot. Deadline reports that the episode, inspired by the Team Unicorn cartoons, is a modern take on cartoon/live-action hybrid shows, but aimed at adults. Lynch will voice the evil Dark Puba, Tudyk her sidekick Chummy Cherub and Shinick will be the show’s announcer. The Black Stars of the Great White Way Will Align at Carnegie Hall Tony winners Billy Porter, Hinton Battle, Chuck Cooper and Ben Vereen, along with Clifton Davis, Brandon Victor Dixon, Andre De Shields and more will join the previously reported Norm Lewis in The Black Stars of The Great White Way on June 23 at Carnegie Hall. One of the evening’s highlights will be the inaugural presentation of The Black Stars of The Great White Way Award by Phylicia Rashad, Chita Rivera and Cicely Tyson to honorees including the first African American to play the Phantom, Robert Guillaume. Lewis is currently playing the role on Broadway, the first African American to do so in New York. Surely a duet is on the cards? Tony Winner Steve Kazee’s Shameless We’re shamelessly excited about this. Broadway favorite Steve Kazee (Once, To Be Or Not To Be, 110 in the Shade, Spamalot) will join the cast of Showtime’s Shameless in a big recurring role. Deadline reports that the Tony winner will play a rock musician who crosses paths with Emmy Rossum’s character. Star Files Gone Girl’s Gillian Flynn to Rewrite Shakespeare Gone Girl bestselling author Gillian Flynn is going to write a new version of Hamlet. According to The New York Times, the idea of the project is to make Shakespeare more accessible in today’s world. Before that, of course, we have the film adaptation of Gone Girl to look forward to, which along with Ben Affleck features stage vets including Tony nominee Neil Patrick Harris and Rosamund Pike. Chuck Cooper Chita Rivera Brandon Victor Dixon Jane Lynch Steve Kazee Billy Porter Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Cicely Tyson View All (8)last_img read more

This planning season, think long and act short

first_imgMany of our well-laid-out action plans for 2020 and beyond have been derailed, deconstructed, or delayed. Credit union leaders are experiencing big career-defining moments and, in many ways, some of us are in crisis management mode. Credit union leaders can’t escape crises. While we can’t always avoid them, we can lead our teams through them, preparing and planning for a changing future. It’s times of crisis when leadership is needed most.Prioritizing during pandemicsCrisis situations urgently demand our attention and quick response – even if it means delaying a previously scheduled action item or making changes to existing structures or processes.Our teams – protecting and supporting our teams is the most important crisis-management focus for any credit union leader. This protection begins with having the right PPE, social distancing, and working remotely when possible, but it expands beyond to include other factors that may be negatively impacting our staff. Employees are addressing childcare, education, quarantine, reduction of income (partner), loss of life, illness, fear, depression, and more. Credit union teams need empathy, flexibility, resources, and encouragement.I encourage credit union leaders to consider this question: “If your employees were to rate your response to their needs during this period of crisis, how would they rate you?”Our members and communities – as a movement, this is an area where credit unions have visibly been the most effective. Credit unions truly became “Financial First Responders” in many ways, including financial counseling, credit flexibility, emergency loans, PPP loans, and skip-a-pay deferments. Credit union leaders have also been highly visible in their communities, supporting community-wide issues that address hunger, housing, and employment. Besides meeting the immediate needs of the vulnerable, these leaders are improving their brand, which will last long after the crisis is over. People are slow to forget those who helped them through a rough spot.Our business models – credit union leaders have jumped in to adjust to and manage very high deposit growth to protect capital and income. Collection efforts have been ramped up with greater oversight and earlier member contact to address and find solutions to emerging financial problems.Savvy credit union leaders are also using short-term pandemic impacts to seize long-term opportunities. For example, limited branch access during the pandemic has forced some “resistant” members to migrate from member-facing to technology services. It’s exposed “gaps” in existing digital technology and remote service strategies, and redundancy in branch platforms. This is leading to increased investment in digital strategies and scaled-back investment into branch access. Branches are closing or reassigning branch staff to other areas. The pandemic forced many “reluctant” credit union leaders to embrace remote work, and these short-term changes will have a lasting impact on many of the ways we operate in the future.Keep your eye on futureThe world we operate in has changed significantly in a very short time. The impact of these changes is still unfolding and collectively will influence our future direction and action plans.Scenario-planning is a must, and given the current crisis, pandemic scenarios should be included in the forward-thinking analysis to identify changing member views, needs, wants, etc. Of course, economic recovery scenarios need to be high focus now as well. The scenario that does materialize will greatly influence our level of success.While credit unions leaders are acting short, they should be thinking long and considering how the current crisis will change the long-term outlook. A sample of these important strategic questions include:“How will these potential changes align with our purpose, vision, mission, and values?” “Which pandemic and/or economic scenarios are most likely and what are the potential near and long-term impacts of each scenario?”“With additional pressure on earnings during 2021 and 2022, what are our Plan A and Plan B to ensure we meet member needs, generate earnings, and maintain capital?”Why it mattersStrategic planning should be a continual process, during good times and bad. Credit union leaders who use strategic planning to make critical decisions are better able to pursue opportunities during the crisis. And leaders who rely on strategic planning during this crisis are more confident about their prospects for near-term results.During these dynamic times, leaders are encouraged to lean into strategic planning and assertively prioritize and prepare for changing employee, member, community, and credit union operational needs. 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Scott Butterfield Scott is the Principal of Your Credit Union Partner, PLLC.Your Credit Union Partner (YCUP) is a trusted advisor to the leaders of more than 100 credit unions located throughout … Web: www.yourcupartner.org Detailslast_img read more

Pjanić statistically the Second Best Free Kicks Taker in Europe this Season

first_img(Source: klix.ba) Portal Whoscored, which is dealing with football statistics, revealed that, statistically, the second best free kicks taker in Europe this season is our Miralem Pjanić.A total of 35 players in the best leagues of Europe kicked from free kicks into the net more than ten times, and Pjanić, with effect of 20 percent, is on the second place. National team representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina from ten attempts scored two times, against Parma and Inter.With four goals from 17 attempts, on the first place is Zlatko Junuzović from Werder Bremen, and the interesting fact is that the big stars such as Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimović and Cristiano Ronaldo are on the 23rd, 24th and 25th place.last_img

Liverpool legend Gerrard in running for Rangers job

first_img0Shares0000Steven Gerrard was a member of the Liverpool side that won the 2005 Champions League and joined the club’s coaching staff when he retired from playing © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 26 – Former Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard is in contention for his first managerial post having made the short list for the role at Scottish giants Rangers, British media reported Thursday.The 37-year-old — capped 114 times and a member of the Liverpool side that won the 2005 Champions League — is presently the academy coach at Liverpool after rejecting the advances of lower league MK Dons when he hung up his boots in 2016. Adding fuel to the fire is the fact that Rangers chairman Dave King attended Liverpool’s 5-2 humbling of Roma in their Champions League semi-final first leg clash on Tuesday.Former Rangers manager and now Scotland national coach Alex McLeish told the BBC he believes that while Gerrard has things still to learn he already possessed some of the qualities required for such a post.“Steven knows the game inside out and with regard to coaching, I am sure he has got some things to learn,” said McLeish.“He won’t have all the answers to that but I am certain he is somebody who could be a great man manager.”The present Rangers incumbent Graeme Murty is unlikely to be given the post full-time having been appointed manager till the end of the season in December after impressing in a caretaker role when Pedro Caixinha was fired last October.However, things have not gone well of late beaten 4-0 in the Scottish Cup semi-finals by bitter rivals Celtic.Dressing room discord has been made public too as it was revealed in the wake of the Cup defeat veteran striker Kenny Miller and captain Lee Wallace had been involved in heated exchanges with 43-year-old Murty.The fans have grown restive too having protested after the victory over Hearts last Sunday.Both of them have been suspended and will miss Rangers match away at Celtic on Sunday where victory for the hosts will see them crowned champions for the seventh successive time.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Tributes paid to Polish diver who perished off Malin Head

first_imgTributes have been paid to a diver who lost his life off the coast of Donegal.Michal Marek was killed while taking part in an open-water dive in Malin Head on Sunday.Originally from Poland, the 36-year-old had been living in Ireland for several years with his sister, Agnieszka. He was based in Galway and was described as an ‘avid explorer’ by the Irish Cave Rescue Organisation.He was among a team which discovered the longest marine cave in Ireland in Clare.According to the ICRO Michal filled his life with underground and underwater adventures as a caver and cave diver and recorded the Irish cave-dive depth record during a venture in Pollatoomery — a cave in Mayo.Following his tragic death, the ICRO acknowledged his contribution to the organisation as a core-team member and stated that he ‘will be a huge loss’ and ‘will be missed by all who worked with him’. Tributes paid to Polish diver who perished off Malin Head was last modified: May 14th, 2019 by StephenShare 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) Tags:diverdonegalMalin HeadPOLISHlast_img read more

Seahawks 27, 49ers 24: Studs and duds from overtime classic

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Levi’s Stadium has never had a bigger, louder and crazier game in its 5 1/2-year history, and losing Monday night’s zany affair will go down as the 49ers’ most painful loss there.Gone went starter after starter to injury. Gone went an early, 10-0 lead. Gone went the football, on appalling strip sacks and off receivers’ hands. Gone wide left went a potential winning field goal attempt in overtime.The 49ers’ undefeated record is gone. The division rival Seattle …last_img

Paralympians’ medals streak continues

first_imgTrack cyclingOn the final day of racing in track cycling, Wednesday, there was success for South Africa as Gavin Kilpatrick and Michael Thomson secured bronze in the sprint for blind and vision-impaired athletes. A day earlier, there was another gold for South Africa in the swimming pool when Kevin Paul captured the men’s SB9 100 metres breaststroke title. SilverDavid Roos picked up a silver medal in the men’s F46 long jump on the third day of track and field competition. He saved his best for last, leaping 6.64 metres on his sixth and final jump to move into a medal position. Victory went to France’s Arnaud Assoumani with a world record 7.14 metres. Du Toit claimed her third gold on day five of the swimming competition in a world record time in the SM9 200 metres individual medley of two minutes, 27.83 seconds. It was a massive victory for “the Flying Fish”, who won by 9.71 seconds over second-placed Stephanie Dixon of Canada. SuperbPhillipa Johnson won her second equestrian gold medal on day four of the Games in the individual freestyle test grade four with a superb performance on her mount, Benedict, which garnered her 77.272 points and victory by more than two points over Norway’s Ann Cathrin Lubbe. With big stars Natalie Du Toit and Oscar Pistorius still to contest two more events each, hopes of another four gold medals for South Africa are high. The inspirational Du Toit, who swam in the open water marathon at the Olympics, previously won the 100 metres butterfly and the 100 metres freestyle. She is aiming for five gold medals in Beijing, with the 50 metres freestyle and the 400 metres freestyle still to come. South Africa’s Paralympians continue to excel in Beijing, with swimmer Natalie du Toit’s haul up to three gold medals and equestrian star Phillipa Johnson claiming a second win. Swimmer Kevin Paul, athletes David Roos and Fanie Lombard, and cyclists Gavin Kilpatrick and Michael Thomson were also among the medalists on Wednesday and Thursday. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material The chances of a pentathlon gold medal in the P12 class look strong too. Hilton Langenhoven, with 2 250 points after three events, enjoys a big lead of 223 points over Germany’s Thomas Ulbricht and 290 points over Tunisia’s Mahmoud Khaldi, who is in third place.center_img At Athens, four years ago, Johnson won two silver medals. This time around she was crowned champion in the two events she entered. Johnson was thrilled with her victory and praised her horse, Benedict, describing him as “incredible” and saying he dug deep for her. Start She says her main concern is in the 50m freestyle, because her start is not strong; Du Toit had her left leg amputated below the knee after an accident on her motor scooter in 2001 and can therefore not push off when diving into the pool as strongly as other athletes can do. Marius Stander finished just out of the medals in the men’s T38 400 metres in a season’s best 52.56 seconds, just 0.11 behind the bronze medal winner. He went even faster in the final, bettering his own world record by 12-hundredths of a second with a time of one minute, 08.58 seconds. It took more than two seconds off the mark that had stood leading into the Paralympics and it also gave him victory over runner-up, Lin Furong of China, by exactly a second. 12 September 2008 Paul had shocked even himself when he qualified for the final with a world record time of one minute, 08.70 seconds, thus improving his personal best by an amazing four seconds. Lombard is the most successful South African athlete in the history of the Paralympics with seven gold, two silver and two bronze medals. However, if Natalie du Toit continues on her winning streak, she will take over the top spot. On the same day Fanie Lombard won bronze in the men’s F42 shot put with a distance of 13.87 metres, which was just five centimetres short of silver medallist Maxim Narozhnyy of Russia. Croatia’s Darko Kralj bettered 14 metres with all six of his throws and won with a distance of 14.43 metres.last_img read more