Breaking: Sadness as former midwife Philomena Canning passes away

first_imgPhilomena Canning – a pioneering midwife who championed the rights of pregnant women – has died.The 59-year-old passed away last night following a serious illness.Funeral details in full for services in Sandymount, Dublin on Monday and Glenvar, Donegal on Tuesday will be announced later. Philomena CanningThe Philomena Canning Campaign posted a tribute to Ms Canning on Saturday.A public Facebook message posted by the school said: “R.I.P. Sarah Philomena Canning midwife, warrior, queen. We will hold you forever in our hearts and cherish the gifts you gave us.”Earlier this month Canning, who was seriously ill with terminal cancer, settled her case with the HSE.The Glenvar woman had a case outstanding with the HSE over the withdrawal of her indemnity insurance to practise as a midwife in 2014. Ms Canning worked as an independent midwife for over three decades and attended over 500 home births in Ireland.Breaking: Sadness as former midwife Philomena Canning passes away was last modified: March 25th, 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) Tags:GLENVARmidwifeSarah Philomena Canninglast_img read more

The baseball world reacts to Willie McCovey’s death

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO–Even in the final year of his life, Hall of Fame first baseman Willie McCovey made AT&T Park his home away from home.McCovey passed away Wednesday at the age of 80 after a lengthy battle with health issues, but the legacy he leaves behind with the baseball community will live forever.Just ask the fans who passed by McCovey on their way home from Giants games.McCovey regularly watched home games from an AT&T Park suite, but at the end of the night, two police officers led him …last_img read more

Steph Curry sighted with no wrist brace, has message for Dubs

first_imgOver a very wholesome looking meal at home, the couple is rooting the team on and Steph says playfully, “We’re watching you.”Also, if you look closely, the brace that has been a constant on Steph since he broke his left hand during the Oct. … Brace off of Steph’s hand 🤗🤗 https://t.co/yd9AsHhUC6— OG (@IceSchmaltz) December 10, 2019Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry and wife Ayesha posted a message for Warriors and Warriors fans during the team’s loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.last_img read more

Creating jobs, tackling climate change

first_img21 October 2011Climate change innovation is taking off in a big way in South Africa – as demonstrated by initiatives such as The Fresh Air Factory, a Durban-based community project that creates “green” products by recycling locally available materials.Through the project, based at the Eco Park in Durban’s Bluff area, a group of previously disadvantaged locals are being given the opportunity to earn money and acquire business skills by producing environmentally friendly products from recycled materials.One of the challenges for achieving climate change sustainability is getting local communities to respond in ways that will not only see their environments looked after, but will also create jobs, impart new skills, and help the community to prosper.Making new challenges work for peopleMiller Matola, CEO of Brand South Africa, says success stories such as The Fresh Air Factory demonstrate the commitment of South Africans to making new challenges, such as climate change, work for them through innovation and entrepreneurship.“The project is established as a community factory that produces green products from recycled and locally available materials,” says Matola. “At the same time, participants are taught skills for their own future business ventures.“It’s a showcase illustrating how local economic development can be achieved, and this is through community participation, skills development and being creative with the resources that are available.”The products made at The Fresh Air Factory are targeted for corporate gifting through the co-ordination of Little Green Gifts and Packaging, and the factory is open to the public – allowing visitors to see firsthand what is being made from the recycled waste.Focus on human resource developmentAntoinette Kruger of Little Green Gifts and Packaging says her business is keen to support The Fresh Air Factory initiative, along with various other similar projects around South Africa. However, she adds, that the downfall of many community projects is quality control, and the fact that large orders cannot always be met.Because of this, The Fresh Air factory is being developed as a pilot project with an eye to franchising. “The aim is to have a network of Fresh Air Factories, so that the greater quantities of products often required by retailers and corporates can be produced,” says Kruger.An additional component to the success of the project is that it moves away from focusing on capital development to focusing on human resource development – therefore increasing the platforms for skills transfer and employment.“Every South African should play their part in dealing with climate change, and the people of the Bluff are showing the value that comes from collective effort,” says Matola.“Projects like The Fresh Air Factory link those who were previously disadvantaged into the real and active economy, and allow for increased participation and production in local markets, as well as sustainable job creation.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

CWG scam: ED to question Suresh Kalmadi and aides at Tihar today

first_imgThe Enforcement Directorate will question former Commonwealth Games organising committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi and two of his associates at Tihar Jail on Friday, for the second time in connection with the Prevention of the Money Laundering Act case registered against them.The ED had questioned Kalmadi, former joint director general (sport) ASV Prasad and deputy director general (procurement) Surjit Lal on June 3 but Friday’s questioning would be more comprehensive.”The previous interrogation was preliminary in nature. Based on that, we have prepared a comprehensive questionnaire which they would be asked to answer. It includes their foreign visits and monetory transactions, especially those in foreign currencies,” an official said. Kalmadi would be quizzed about various investments and transactions he made in his personal as well as professional capacity. The ED believes that he was responsible for all transactions.last_img read more

Video Why traffic apps make congestion worse

Citation: Video: Why traffic apps make congestion worse (2018, February 2) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-02-video-traffic-apps-congestion-worse.html Credit: University of California This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further Has your smartphone traffic app ever led you into a traffic jam? Join the club. Car navigation tech brings new twists and turns to driving Provided by University of California Traffic expert Alexandre Bayen, director of UC Berkeley’s Institute of Transportation Studies and a professor of electrical engineering and computer science and of civil and environmental engineering, has experienced the dysfunction created by apps such as Google Maps and Waze as they guide cars off the freeway onto city streets unprepared to deal with them. Many cities are banning nonresidents from streets during commute hours, while citizens are erecting fake detour signs and trying to trick the mobile apps to prevent them from sending cars into their neighborhoods.A pioneer in using commuters’ mobile phones to sense traffic flow, Bayen is now working on smarter apps that will actually talk to one another to prevent clogged freeways and city streets. Since “we can’t build our way out of congestion,” he says, the only way this will work is if the apps collaborate and steer different people along different routes to prevent congestion.As an example, traffic-flow models that optimally split flows of commuters along parallel routes can help solve the congestion problem by providing app users equally good routes, but ones that work well with the road and highway infrastructure.In a May 2017 talk at the Cal Future Forum, Bayen described how UC Berkeley transportation researchers are developing the science and technology to “enable collaboration both at the commuter level—you and me—and the city level.” read more