New maternity visiting policy allowing partners, grandparents and siblings only

first_imgThe Maternity Unit at Letterkenny University Hospital is introducing new policies to reduce the number of visitors allowed in the ward. The changes, which are based on feedback from new mothers, will see reduced family visiting times and a restriction on who can visit.Partners will be welcome between 11am and 8.30pm daily. Apart from partners, the only other visitors allowed will be grandparents and siblings of the newborn who may visit between 6.30pm and 8.30pm in the evening. Speaking of the change, Evelyn Smith, Director of Midwifery at the hospital said, “We sought feedback from new mothers on our visiting policy and the overwhelming message was that there were too many visitors during their hospital stay and there was little time for the new parents to spend time together with their new baby.”Ms Smith said that only allowing partners in the daytime and afternoons will allow time for rest and establishing a routine with the baby.“We are asking for the public to help us maintain a restful and comfortable environment for mothers and babies while they are in the Maternity Unit and to co-operate with the new visiting times. I would like to thank all the mothers who participated in the feedback for their insights and recommendations,” Ms Smith added.   New maternity visiting policy allowing partners, grandparents and siblings only was last modified: October 7th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Letterkenny University Hospitalluhmaternitylast_img read more

SA’s new crime-fighting TV show

first_img“We are confident that this partnership will yield tremendous results as we fight crime together with communities.” Mthethwa said that improving the safety of people in their homes, communities, places of work and entertainment would lead to a better quality of life for all South Africans. “Crime undermines our efforts aimed at defeating poverty, even as poverty contributes in various ways in creating conditions that breed crime,” the minister said. 13 October 2009 The SABC said it was pleased to continue to be part of helping the police to combat crime. “This also provides the public broadcaster with a platform to execute its role as a watchdog for the South African community,” said South African Broadcasting Corporation acting CEO Gab Mampone. Better quality of life A total of 300 episodes of Police File have been screened since 2003. Deputy Police Minister Fikile Mbalula said the true measure of success would be based on how When Duty Calls contributed to the decrease in crime, and not just in the number of viewers. “It should become a beacon of hope to vulnerable persons who have not seen their loved ones, while instilling fear in criminals. This is the kind of reflection we would like to see,” he said.center_img Beacon of hope When Duty Calls builds on the success of Police File, a former programme that yielded impressive results in finding missing persons and locating and arresting criminals. Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has launched When Duty Calls, a new television programme that gives information on wanted and missing persons and urges the public to come forward with information about crimes. National Police Commissioner Bheki Cele hoped the nation would respond to the programme. “As the police, our fundamental role is to maintain, restore public order, serve and protect our communities in our operations of fiercely fighting and combating crime,” he said. “In addition, the programme will provide the public with feedback on police crime investigation successes,” Mthethwa said at the launch of the programme in Krugersdorp in Gauteng’s West Rand last week. Source: BuaNews When Duty Calls started its weekly, Mondays at 6pm broadcast on SABC 2this week.last_img read more

Bewitched Accessories Pashmina Style Scarf In Purple : comfortable to wear

first_imgVery nice scarf and a good pricethanks again. Great value and bigger than expected for price. As a gift and the material is lovely well recommended. Brought as a gift and the material is lovely well recommended. Came sooner than expected and the quality of the scarf is amazing. And the colour is vibrant and beautiful. Also the length is just right. Highly RecommendedIts a nice scarf. A lot paler than in the photo lovely scarf great priceNot for a special occasionLovely scarf. The only thing was I had to A great bargain.Bewitched Accessories Pashmina Style Scarf In Purple100% ViscoseApprox. 2 Inch Tassles100% ViscoseHand wash in cold water with a mild detergent. Can be dry cleaned.Solid Purple colourSoft Touch & WarmExclusive to Kuldip Really good value and lovely scarf. Changes colour a bit when ironed due to heat but colour changes back again as it cools phew. I ordered 2 of these pashminas, amazing quality for the price and just what i wanted. Unfortunately, 1 arrived with a slight fault i emailed at 9pm got a reply straight away and another sent within 2 working days. Fantastic customer service, would defintley use them again and reccommend them to others. Plenty big enough for a petite lady. Bought (10) of these lovely scarves to have my staff all wear to the funeral of a friend, scarfs are a lovely colour, length, quality and amazing value for moneyi will definitely purchase some different colours in the future x i. This is really nice , just what my daughter was after & a lovely shade of purple. Bright colour, good value for money. Bought this for a friend for xmas. A lot paler than in the photo. A lot paler than in the photo and is actually closer to lilac. Can’t complain for the price tho. The only thing was i had to. The only thing was i had to trim the lose cotton that was on the scarf. This scarf was excellent value for the money. As a scarf for every day use it is ok but it is to thin and not a good quality for wearing to a special occasion. I bought in purple and alot of dye came out on the first wash and it looked like it had a grease stain on it and it had not even been used at this time. Not as soft as i would have expected but for the money was not expecting much. Lovely colour and goes with almost anything. A bit thin though some wear two different colours at the same time. Product is awesome and tender and the duration is fantastic for me. The only problem i have is it does seem to crease quickly.Wonderful scarfs, certainly enjoy them.I have delicate pores and skin and scarves usually irritate it or truly feel scratchy. Will undoubtedly be acquiring a lot more colours.last_img read more

Good News for Data Geeks, Bad News for Everyone Else

first_imgklint finley 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts Tags:#enterprise#Trends Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…center_img IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Last week we told you that enterprises are investing more into business intelligence and analytics initiatives. This week there’s more good news for professionals in this area: according to KDNuggets, salaries are rising for analytics and data mining professionals.Based on a poll with approximately 250 respondents, KDNuggets found that salaries are up from its 2010 poll in North America, Western Europe, Asia and Latin America. (There is no mention of Eastern Europe, Africa or Antarctica.)It’s a good time to be a geek, particularly one with a background in statistics, analytics and data mining. But a bad time to be almost any other type of worker.For example, The New York Times reported on software that can process legal documents at a fraction of the cost of hiring lawyers and paralegals:That’s good news for the people who develop that software. But for people in the legal profession? Not so much.Some programs go beyond just finding documents with relevant terms at computer speeds. They can extract relevant concepts — like documents relevant to social protest in the Middle East — even in the absence of specific terms, and deduce patterns of behavior that would have eluded lawyers examining millions of documents.It’s a fascinating piece, detailing how advances in computer science and linguistics have led to breakthroughs in e-discovery, and how that’s being applied to business by companies like Autonomy, Blackstone Discovery, Cataphora and Clearwell. But it also frightening.The Times cites the falling demand for human chip designers as another example of highly skilled, educated workers being replaced by machines. The paper quotes David H. Autor, an economics professor at MIT:It might be worse than Autor things. Research by Forrester, as we recently reported, indicates that IT is slowing U.S. job growth.“There is no reason to think that technology creates unemployment,” Professor Autor said. “Over the long run we find things for people to do. The harder question is, does changing technology always lead to better jobs? The answer is no.”One tiny bit of good news is that the unemployment rate in the U.S. is at its lowest in two years. But this is tempered by the fact that there are still five unemployed people for each job opening.The moral of the story is, I suppose, learn statistics.Will we replace our human ReadWriteWeb staff with algorithms in the near future? Stay tuned. Bleep bloop blop.Image by GrapeCity Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Incapsula Wants to Bring Enterprise Website Security to SMBs. Free Access Codes for RWW Readers

first_imgTags:#cloud#saas#security klint finley A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Security company Imperva‘s SMB spin-off company Incapsula opens its service to the public today. Incapsula provides a content delivery network (CDN) style service, aimed at speeding up websites, and a hosted Web application firewall (WAF). Previously, Imperva’s WAF product SecureSphere was out of reach for smaller organizations. By offering a distributed, cloud-based service, Incapsula is able to offer prices starting at $50 a month. There is also a free plan for non-commercial websites.The first 100 ReadWriteWeb readers to sign-up for the service can try out the service for free until the end of the year.Incapsula will compete most directly with CloudFlare, which offers similar security-as-a-service and CDN-like features. CloudFlare’s basic plan is free, and it’s pro plan – which includes a hosted WAF – costs $20 a month. Incapsula will also compete with Dasient, which offers a security-as-a-service that monitors and alerts site owners when sites are compromised.Incapsula is depending on Imperva’s experience and reputation to compete with CloudFlare. Incapsula uses the same enterprise-grade technology that is used in SecureSphere, and can make sites PCI compliant.Why should small sites be worried about having an enterprise-grade WAF in place? Even small sites can be victims of malicious hacking. Criminals frequently compromise sites to inject links to spammy websites or malware. According to research conducted by Dasient, over 1.3 million websites host malware.Sites that host malware or contains thousands of spammy links can be black listed by Google, or see significant drops in search engine positions.WordPress users looking for a completely free solution may want to look into the variety of free security plugins and monitoring tools for the blogging platform.Photo credit: Circo de Invierno. Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

PULSE FILMS EXEC SAM SNIDERMAN JOINS BLUE ANT MEDIA

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Prior to joining Blue Ant, Sniderman served as global chief operating officer and MD, film and entertainment, at Vice Media’s Pulse Films. In these roles, he was responsible for Pulse’s film, TV and branded content output, including 20,000 Days on Earth and Shut Up and Play the Hits. The hire comes after Blue Ant’s May acquisition of international media co The Racat Group, which included NHNZ, Beach House Pictures, Northern Pictures, as well as children’s broadcaster ZooMoo Networks and indie mobile game developer Runaway Play.Blue Ant has been working to build its international production and development capabilities for some time now. In October 2016, the company launched Antenna Pictures in London, U.K., with a focus on creating premium factual content. Earlier that year, Blue Ant fully acquired L.A.-based MCN Omnia Media and hired David Brown in December to oversee original content and publishing for the company. Toronto-based Blue Ant Media has added a new exec to its team to help oversee its growing international production business.  Sam Sniderman has been appointed to the newly created position of global head, commercial affairs, production.In his role, Sniderman will oversee the commercial and financial performance of Blue Ant’s international production businesses: London, U.K.-based Antenna Pictures, Dunedin, New Zealand’s NHNZ and Sydney, Australia’s Northern Pictures. Sniderman will work with leadership at each of the prodcos to develop new global business opportunities. He will also have oversight, on behalf of Blue Ant, of Singapore-based Beach House Pictures, a joint venture with company founders Jocelyn Little and Donovan Chan.Sniderman, who joins the company’s senior management team, will operate out of the company’s U.K. office and report to Blue Ant’s CEO of television and digital, Raja Khanna. Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Drake just celebrated his birthday at Casa Loma

first_imgToday in “parties I wish I’d been invited to,” Drake just celebrated his 31st birthday with an intimate, yet lavish bash at Toronto’s Casa Loma.The Saturday night festivities started out with a Raptors game for Drizzy and his friends – some of whom sat court side and some of whom were on the court. Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, members of Drake’s OVO crew and other close friends then joined the hip hop mogul at Casa Loma’s fancy new BlueBlood Steakhouse for a private dinner. Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebookcenter_img Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement READ MORElast_img

Rep Cotter recognized by the Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals

first_img01May Rep. Cotter recognized by the Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals Categories: News The Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals (MADCP) recently honored state Rep. Kevin Cotter with its Legislator of the Year award for his work with the Mental Health Court and DWI interlocking legislation.“I always strive for improving lives and making Michigan a safer place,” said Cotter, R-Mount Pleasant. “The opportunity to improve lives is greatly increased with the establishment of mental health courts throughout Michigan, and the new DWI interlocking program ensures that Michigan is a better, safer place to live.“Often people think of the courts and law as a punishment system, but it is more than that.  Our legal system is also about rehabilitation, and both programs work toward that goal.”Michigan’s new DWI Interlock Program brings about permanent changes that will make it harder for repeat offenders to get on the road and endanger the lives of others, while the creation of the new mental health courts will ensure that those with mental disabilities will no longer go untreated while incarcerated.Cotter said it is an honor to be recognized by MADCP and looks forward to working with the organization in the future.###PHOTO INFORMATION: Judge Hoffman of Eaton County on behalf of the Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals presented state Rep. Kevin Cotter, right, with the Legislator of the Year award.last_img read more

Last Ten MeetingsSt Helens 6 Hull FC 8 SLS8R2

first_imgLast Ten Meetings:St Helens 6, Hull FC 8 (SLS8-R2, 11/8/17) St Helens 19, Hull FC 12 (SLR21, 7/7/17) Hull FC 0, St Helens 45 (SLR14, 20/5/17) (at St James’ Park, Newcastle) Hull FC 24, St Helens 14 (SLR4, 10/3/17) St Helens 31, Hull FC 10 (SLS8-R4, 2/9/16) Hull FC 32, St Helens 24 (SLR16, 28/5/16) St Helens 18, Hull FC 47 (CCR6, 8/5/16) St Helens 16, Hull FC 17 (SLR9, 1/4/16) St Helens 22, Hull FC 32 (SLS8-R2, 14/8/15) Hull FC 10, St Helens 17 (SLR15, 22/5/15)Super League Summary:St Helens won 29 (includes win in 2006 Grand Final & wins in 2001 and 2006 play-offs) Hull FC won 17 3 drawsHighs and Lows:St Helens highest score: 74-16 (H, 1999) (also widest margin) Hull FC highest score: 44-6 (H, 2005) (also widest margin)Milestones:James Roby needs one try to reach a century of touchdowns for St Helens. He has scored 99 tries in 408 games for the Saints since 2004.Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook – 1 appearance away from 300 in Super League (91 for Harlequins, 2006-2010 and 208 for St Helens, 2011-2018)Try-Scoring Runs:Ben Barba (2-2-1-1) has scored tries in our last four matches.Betfred Super League Leading Scorers:Tries: 1 Fetuli Talanoa (Hull FC) 11 2 Ben Barba (St Helens) 10 3 = Mark Percival (St Helens), Liam Marshall (Wigan Warriors) 9 5 Ash Handley (Leeds Rhinos) 7Goals: 1 Danny Richardson (St Helens) 41 2 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 37 3 Sam Tomkins (Wigan Warriors) 29 4 Ryan Shaw (Hull Kingston Rovers) 23 5 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 21Points: 1 Danny Richardson (St Helens) 88 2 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 80 3 Ryan Shaw (Hull Kingston Rovers) 70 4 Sam Tomkins (Wigan Warriors) 66 5 Kallum Watkins (Leeds Rhinos) 54Tickets for the clash are now on sale from the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here.last_img read more