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DANIEL INUNDATED WITH SUPPORT FROM FANS SINCE MOTHER’S FUNERAL

first_imgHeartbroken Daniel O’Donnell has been hit by a wave of support from fans since the death of his beloved mother Julia.Daniel and late mum JuliaHis supporters have swamped him with almost 5,000 personal messages of sympathy to his personal Facebook page this week.The messages, which include many heartfelt personal poems, have come from fans around the world including Australia, America and across Ireland. The outpouring of grief include messages from fans who recalled meeting Julia with Daniel at the Viking House Hotel in Kincasslagh which he used to own.Daniel’s message on his Facebook account announcing his mother’s passing has been supported by more than 16,000 of his fans.Julia’s remains are brought to the church today with her native Owey island in the background. Picture by Joe Boland.Daniel, 52, and his siblings Margo, Kathleen, John Bosco and James said an emotional farewell to their 94 year old mother on Tuesday last at St Mary’s Church in Kincasslagh.Daniel is due to fly to Canada where he will perform for the first time since his mother’s death on Monday next at the Sid Buckwood Theatre in Saskatoon. On the night Julia passed away at Dungloe Community Hospital, Daniel was due to play a fundraising concert for the struggling medical unit.The gala concert was canceled but friends say Daniel has given a commitment to return and play the concert at a future date.“Daniel is very friendly with many of the staff at the hospital and he really appreciated how well Julia was looked after.“He was determined to play the concert as a ‘thank you’ to them for all the care and love they had shown Julia.“He obviously couldn’t after Julia passed away but he is determined to come back and play the concert at some stage in the future,” said the friend. DANIEL INUNDATED WITH SUPPORT FROM FANS SINCE MOTHER’S FUNERAL was last modified: May 24th, 2014 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:daniel o’donnelldeathdonegalfansfunerallast_img read more

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Senator presses for quick reopening of short term beds at Letterkenny Hospital

first_imgCalls have been made on the Minister for Health Simon Harris to reopen beds at Letterkenny Hospital with immediate effect. Donegal Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has commenced a billboard campaign in the lead up to this year’s budget for the reopening of all 20 beds in Letterkenny Hospital’s Short Stay Ward.In the lead up to last year’s budget, thousands of signatures were gathered for a Donegal Sinn Féin petition that was handed over to the office of the Minister for Health, Simon Harris. In the days that followed that budget, the government committed to reopening all the beds and recruiting the necessary staff but they have since provided the funding for the reopening of only five out of the 20 beds.Senator Mac Lochlainn commences billboard campaign for the reopening of beds at Letterkenny HospitalSenator Mac Lochlainn said: “There is an ongoing beds crisis at Letterkenny University Hospital that results in patients and their families waiting long hours at the emergency department, only to be placed in a trolley or a bed in an inappropriate location.This beds crisis also results in cancelled operations and growing hospital waiting lists for thousands of Donegal people”.“It is therefore outrageous that all of the 20 beds in Letterkenny Hospital’s Short Stay Ward have not been reopened, particularly when the people of Donegal were assured this would happen by the government last year,” he said. “While we need many more beds opened at Letterkenny University Hospital and at Community Hospitals across the county, these are beds that have been closed and we know from the hospital management that they can facilitate their speedy reopening, once the government releases the funding they have committed to and waives their recruitment embargo in this case.“My campaign is aimed at calling on Minister Simon Harris in particular to keep his word and to release the funding as soon as possible as part of this year’s budget,” he added.“The Minister and local politicians in Donegal assured us all that this was sorted last year. One year on, its time for action and not words this time”.Senator presses for quick reopening of short term beds at Letterkenny Hospital was last modified: September 15th, 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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Athletics’ Piscotty undergoes MRI for sprained right ankle

first_imgOAKLAND — A’s outfielder Stephen Piscotty received an MRI on his sprained right ankle Sunday morning and manager Bob Melvin said the team was awaiting results.Piscotty injured the ankle while sliding back into second base on a pickoff try against the Astros a week ago Saturday.“Got a little better, a little worse,” Melvin said. “Then last night he took a swing where it really bothered him. That’s why I took him out of the game.”Melvin sent Robbie Grossman in to pinch-hit for Piscotty in …last_img read more

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SA cities to get own domain names

first_img19 June 2013 In the near future, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban may have their own top level domain names on the internet, which could spark innovative ways of promoting business and tourism in South Africa’s main centres. The suffixes dotJoburg, dotCapetown and dotDurban will be launched later this year. General Manager of the ZA Domain Name Authority (Zadna), Vika Mpisane, said the suffixes are available to any entity, even multinational companies, who wish to be associated with these cities. “It will be open to anybody who identifies with them.” Zadna, which is the regulator for South Africa’s internet namespace, will launch the domains by October. However, Mpisane said registration will initially not be open to the public. Instead municipalities of these cities will be given first preference when choosing names before the public are invited to register. Zadna held a workshop in Johannesburg last month where they brought together representatives from all three cities. It was here that delegates were asked to draw up a list of names they would like to use. Zadna also used the gathering to explain the plans for the launch, and operation of the three domains, and to start a consultative process that will allow the municipalities to influence policy. Mpisane said the benefits of a city having its own domain is that it helps build the brand and allows the municipalities to house all their services within a name. “If you have ‘rates dotJoburg’, the user will know that it is safe.” According to Johannesburg Tourism Company’s communications manager, Laura Vercueil, the domain name would help promote the city as a gateway and hub of Africa. She added that the city is more than just about money and business. “DotJoburg will promote a sense of place. For us it is about making people aware of how vibrant the city is.” After the municipalities have been registered, the public will be able to purchase names on a first-come-first-serve basis. Organisations and individuals outside of the government can expect to apply for their domain names early next year. They are required to pay R150 (US$15) a year for their website to be hosted.Names evaluated before approved For the suffixes to be approved, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) has to evaluate them. Icann, which governs the global domain name market, held a prioritisation draw in Los Angeles in December last year. Applications were evaluated in the order they were chosen. Durban’s suffix drew position 303 and Johannesburg followed at number 566. Both names have been evaluated and are going through the approval process. Cape Town, which came in at 761, is still waiting to be evaluated. Icann currently has more than 2 000 applications for top level domains in their system, all of which brought in $352-million (R3.5-billion) in application fees. There are two evaluation processes that domains have to undergo before being approved. Icann first assesses the stability of the infrastructure that will run the domain. Thereafter, it checks if the domain names can be sustained financially. Once the names have been evaluated and approved, ZA Central Registry (ZACR), which is the registry for South Africa’s second level domains, has to enlist the three domain names for $185 000 (R1.8-million) each. Thereafter, ZACR is required to pay a $25 000 (R255 000) annual licence fee per domain. Mpisane said Zadna would be running the names on the same infrastructure that is used for the co.za domain. He added that ZACR will pay the annual licence fee until the organisation has acquired enough clients to fund it. Zadna is looking to grow its client list in the next two years and become self-funding by then. Zadna will first market the domain names to more than 300 internet service providers on the ZACR registry. Mpisane said they would offer ISPs incentives for selling the names. Thereafter, they will make the public aware of the domains through workshops and roadshows. Zadna is unable to protect the domain names from users who wish to utilise it for unsavoury purposes. “We are only required to look at domain name issues, not how users use them.” But companies and individuals whose trademarked names are being abused may use Zadna’s alternate dispute process to settle legal matters, concluded Mpisane. First published on MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.last_img read more

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New Medical Treatment for Gastroporesis

first_imgAugust is National Gastroparesis Awareness Month! (healthline.com).What is it?Gastroparesis is a condition in which the motility in your stomach is slowed down or stopped, preventing the stomach from emptying properly, (mayoclinic.org).What changes should you make to your diet? Eat smaller meals more frequentlyChew food thoroughlyLow-fat foodsSoups/pureed foodsDrink lots of waterExercise gently after you eat (aka walk)Avoid carbonated drinks, alcohol, and smokingAvoid laying down after a meal (mayoclinic.org)Recommended foods:Starches – white bread, plain bagels, pancakes, white crackers, rice, and crackersProtein – lean beef, veal, and pork, chicken or turkey (no skin), crab, lobster, shrimp and oysters, tuna (in water), eggs, tofuF/V – carrots, beets, and mushrooms (cooked), fruit juices, applesauce, bananas, peaches and pears (canned)Dairy – milk, yogurt, custard, and pudding Are there medications to help? Metoclopramide (Reglan) – used to treat conditions of the stomach and intestines, for short-term use. For gastroparesis, it can help with symptoms of nausea and vomiting (webmd.com)Domperidone – medicine that increases the movements or contractions of the stomach and bowel, used to treat nausea and vomiting (mayoclinic.org)New research/medicine for gastroparesis:If patients do not respond to diet changes and medication for gastroparesis they can opt to do a surgical procedure called gastric electrical stimulation for severe cases of gastroparesis. This, in addition, can help diabetic gastroparesis patients by helping to maintain normal blood glucose levels. The implantable pulse generator and two intramuscular electrodes, which are inserted into the muscular layer of the stomach (Kadirkamanathan, S.S., Wingate, D.S., Epstein, O., Winsler, M., MacPherson, M., Fullarlon, G., 2004) help to activate the vagal afferent pathways to influence the central control mechanisms for nausea and vomiting (Wo, JM., Nowak, TV., Waseem S., Ward, MP, 2016).Resources:Drugs & Medications. Webmd.com. https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-8679/metoclopramide-oral/details. Published 2018. Accessed July 24, 2018.Gastroparesis – Diagnosis and treatment – Mayo Clinic. Mayoclinic.org. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gastroparesis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20355792. Published 2018. Accessed July 24, 2018.Gastroparesis Diet: Foods to Avoid, Foods to Eat, and Recipes. Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/health/gastroparesis/gastroparesis-diet#foods-to-eat. Published 2018. Accessed July 24, 2018.Healthline: Medical information and health advice you can trust. Healthline.com. https://www.healthline.com/. Published 2018. Accessed July 24, 2018.Kadirkamanathan S, Wingate D, Epstein O, Winsler M, MacPherson M, Fullarlon G. GASTRIC ELECTRICAL STIMULATION (GES) FOR SEVERE GASTROPARESIS–INTERIM RESULTS FROM A UK REGISTRY. Gut [serial online]. April 2, 2004;53:A29. Available from: Complementary Index, Ipswich, MA. Accessed July 24, 2018.Wo J, Nowak T, Waseem S, Ward M. Gastric Electrical Stimulation for Gastroparesis and Chronic Unexplained Nausea and Vomiting. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2016;14(4):386-400. doi:10.1007/s11938-016-0103-1last_img read more

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