Facebook may hire Obama aide

first_img Facebook may hire Obama aide Tags: NULL whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Social networking giant Facebook is understood to be in talks to hire former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs for a senior post. Gibbs, once one of President Barack Obama’s closest aides, could be drafted in to help manage communications in advance of an initial public offering (IPO) planned for early next year. It is though Gibbs, who left his White House job last month after a two-year stint, had planned to help establish Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign before moving to the private sector. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com KCS-content center_img whatsapp Monday 28 March 2011 7:37 pm More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com Sharelast_img read more

Omnicane Limited (MTMD.mu) Q32015 Interim Report

first_imgOmnicane Limited (MTMD.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Food sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Omnicane Limited (MTMD.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Omnicane Limited (MTMD.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Omnicane Limited (MTMD.mu)  2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileOmnicane Limited is a company headquartered in Mauritius and specialises in sugar milling and electricity production services. The company engages in the production and processing of sugar cane, electricity production, food crop, flower and venison production, vegetable, palm heart and fresh shrimp production. Omnicane ltd operates through its subsidiaries, Omnicane Milling Holdings (Mon Tresor) Limited, Omnicane Milling Holdings (Britannia Highlands) Limited, Floreal Limited, FAW Investment Limited, Exotic Exports Limited, Omnicane Logistic Operations Limited, Omnicane Thermal Energy Holdings (St Aubin) Limited, Omnicane Holdings (La Baraque) Thermal Energy Limited, Omnicane Milling Operations Limited and Omnicane Agricultural Operations Limited; all arranged under  sugar, energy, hospitality, and property segments. Omnicane Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Abbey Mortgage Bank Plc (ABBEYB.ng) HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgAbbey Mortgage Bank Plc (ABBEYB.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Abbey Mortgage Bank Plc (ABBEYB.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Abbey Mortgage Bank Plc (ABBEYB.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Abbey Mortgage Bank Plc (ABBEYB.ng)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAbbey Mortgage Bank Plc is a leading non-aligned Primary Mortgage Bank in Nigeria focused on providing well-structured mortgage options as well as financial banking and advisory services. The company is the largest and most profitable Primary Mortgage Bank in Nigeria and one of seven licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria and Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN). The company’s housing and mortgage products are available to residents of Nigeria. Its full suite of banking products and services is geared towards retail banking, wholesale banking, mortgage banking, lending and mortgages and electronic banking. Formerly known as Abbey Building Society Plc, the company changed its name to Abbey Mortgage Bank Plc in 2014. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Abbey Mortgage Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The Initiates Plc (INITSP.ng) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgThe Initiates Plc (INITSP.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Support Services sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about The Initiates Plc (INITSP.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Initiates Plc (INITSP.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Initiates Plc (INITSP.ng)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileThe Initiates Plc is a professional waste management company in Nigeria offering services for waste management, industrial cleaning and decontamination for the private and public sectors. The company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. The Initiates Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img

1 big macro risk to stock market investing and how I’d beat it

first_img See all posts by Manika Premsingh 1 big macro risk to stock market investing and how I’d beat it “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The economy may be due for a rebound, but risks are showing up too. Like inflation. The good news is that this macro risk to stock market investing can be countered by making strategic buys, in my view. Here’s how.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Inflation fears makes a comebackI think this one was visible from a mile away. The run-up in stock markets, commodity prices, and even real estate since last year were already signs of asset price inflation. ‘Assets’ here refers to various investing classes. And where there is sustained inflation in assets like industrial commodities, it gets built into expectations for inflation, since these are inputs for finished products. This is especially so if the economy itself is due for a growth bounceback. This can create demand pressure too. Investing during high inflationTraditionally, gold is a good hedge against inflation as rising prices erode the real value of paper money. The nature of inflation this time, however, makes miners and oil companies a good investment.The reason is that these industries are on the right side of inflation. FTSE 100 industrial metals’ miners like Anglo American, BHP, Glencore, and Rio Tinto have benefited from the rise in prices as China’s government opened up the fiscal taps as it came out of the covid crisis. With the Biden government in the US set to do the same now, commodities could continue to rally.In fact, some even believe that we are at the start of a commodity supercycle. That may not be the best news for inflation, but it is for miners. The oil playOil prices are an important component of inflation because they have a second round impact. A rise in the price of fuel affects my travel costs. But it also affects the costs of goods I buy from the supermarket, because they too are being transported to the point of sale at a higher cost now.The gainers from rising oil prices, of course, are FTSE 100 oil giants like BP and Royal Dutch Shell. Their share prices have languished for some time now, but I think this could be the year when the trend changes. Consider passive incomeMoreover, they also pay dividends. And going by the expected improvement in their performance, the dividends could also rise. This too, helps me as inflation rises. If instead I had invested in a stock whose margins were squeezed because rising inflation was increasing costs, it would be more likely to cut dividends than increase them. This would mean that the value of my dividend would fall not just because of inflation but also in nominal terms. If oil companies increase dividends, however, this makes up for some loss in the real value of money because of inflation. A note of cautionThat said, each of these companies has individual issues to contend with. For Glencore, it is corruption charges, for Rio Tinto, it is the threat of strikes, and for oil companies, it is the struggle to go green, as examples.So I would choose from among these with care. center_img Manika Premsingh | Wednesday, 31st March, 2021 I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Manika Premsingh owns shares of BP, Glencore, and Royal Dutch Shell B. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Image source: Getty Images. last_img read more

Houses + Mixed Building MBV2 / Rede Arquitetos

first_imgArchDaily Housing Architects: Rede Arquitetos Area Area of this architecture project Brazil Year:  Manufacturers: Cerbrás, Fortcolor Tintas, Metalúrgica Massapeense, Sobral MadeirasLead Architects Studio Lotus:Igor RibeiroDesign Team:Francisco NavarreteCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Igor RibeiroRecommended ProductsEquipmentSaliceWaste Bin Systems – Pull-Out UnitsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. The initial demand was the construction of a set of single-family terraced houses in an allotment in the expansion area of ​​the city of Sobral, located in the semi-arid region of Ceará. When analyzing the 25 lots of the project, it was noticed that its diversity – 11 lots of 175.00 m2, 13 lots of 210 m2 and 01 lot of 275.00 m2 – allowed for variation in the solutions. The proposal resulted in two projects: the MBV2 Houses and the MBV2 Mixed Building.Save this picture!© Igor RibeiroSave this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!© Igor RibeiroThe MBV2 Houses dealt with two distinct areas: private, referring to the solution of the residence itself, and public, since the complex acquires an urban complex scale.Save this picture!© Igor RibeiroOn the first, two sizes of units were proposed, with two and three bedrooms (87.50 m2 and 104.00 m2, respectively). Based on the possible volume of construction, a series of extraction operations were carried out to create the internal spaces, as can be seen in the recessed doors and windows, and through the creation of internal patios, individualized for each room in the house, which take advantage of the side recesses, in addition to having pergolas that filter the light, mark the passage of time even without seeing the exterior, and still guarantee the security of the interior. These strategies work both to expand the internal spaces, which have a more restricted area due to the measurements of the lot, as well as for better climatic performance, allowing cross ventilation and indirect lighting, appropriate to the local climate. Save this picture!© Igor RibeiroSave this picture!Upper Floor PlanSave this picture!© Igor RibeiroRegarding the urban aspect, since it was a series of houses, it was thought to create diversity and permeability on the fronts – perceptible in the designs of sidewalks, walls and railings – in order to create an interesting urbanity to the whole and its surroundings. In addition, the perception of the whole and the typology of the terraced house happens through the sharing of patios and water tanks, in the latter, including concentrating the installations to each two units.Save this picture!© Igor RibeiroThe MBV2 Mixed Building emerged from the perception that on the corner lot, of larger dimensions, it would be possible to insert a small building instead of another single-family residence unit, enhancing the financial return of the development. It was proposed 04 commercial units on the ground floor and two floors with two residential units. The internal arrangement is organized around the centralized vertical circulation, from which the position is reversed between the fronts of commercial and residential uses, with the stores facing the largest front and the units facing the smallest, mirrored by the vertical axis and made compatible by a squared concrete structure. The openings in the largest façades are narrow and punctual, in order to protect the interior from excessive sunlight, in addition to the presence of cobogós in the common circulation areas.Save this picture!© Igor RibeiroThe building is part of the constructed set of the MBV2 Houses, complementing them functionally through the diversity of uses, making the area more dynamic and creating an active front with commercial use, but also standing out formally, with the darker ground floor, acting as a negative pattern created by the fronts of the houses, which is reinforced by the presence of the beams that intensify their verticalization and overlapping of units, in contrast to the horizontality of the set of houses.Save this picture!© Igor RibeiroProject gallerySee allShow less75 Kenmare Residential Building / Andre KikoskiSelected ProjectsEspaço Horizontes Museum / Dado Castello Branco ArquiteturaSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Sobral – Ceara, BrazilLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Save this picture!© Igor Ribeiro+ 33Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Photographs:  Igor Ribeiro Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Area:  2671 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY”center_img CopyHousing, Residential•Brazil Houses + Mixed Building MBV2 / Rede Arquitetos 2020 Houses + Mixed Building MBV2 / Rede ArquitetosSave this projectSaveHouses + Mixed Building MBV2 / Rede Arquitetos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/955620/houses-plus-mixed-building-mbv2-rede-arquitetos Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/955620/houses-plus-mixed-building-mbv2-rede-arquitetos Clipboard Projects Photographs CopyAbout this officeRede ArquitetosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingBuildingsResidentialBrazilPublished on January 26, 2021Cite: “Houses + Mixed Building MBV2 / Rede Arquitetos” [Casas e Edifício Misto MBV2 / Rede Arquitetos] 26 Jan 2021. 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Community Foundation receives £1 million anonymous donation

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Tagged with: anonymous Funding Northern Ireland Howard Lake | 4 March 2019 | News Local charities and community groups in Northern Ireland are set to receive a major boost through an anonymous donation of £1 million to be distributed to local communities.Donated through the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, the Keadue Fund will provide grants to organisations tackling social need over the next ten years.The donation will be used to help fund projects based in Derry and the north west which help tackle a range of issues including homelessness, educational disadvantage, and mental health. Siofra Healy, Director of Philanthropy at the Foundation said: “The donor had been thinking about doing this for a while.  They want to use their success and good fortune to give back to their community and make a significant difference and impact on the lives of others, particularly people affected by inequality and those who are experiencing personal and family crisis, often through no fault of their own.The Foundation said it is supporting the donor to reach the projects and people most in need, advising on where and how to make an impact, Ms Healy said.Shauna Kelpie, Fund Development Officer at the Foundation commented: “This is going to make a big impact, and on behalf of the people and organisations that will benefit, I can’t thank the donors enough. Although we are known for our generosity in NI, this long term and planned support for the local community is unprecedented in the north west and very encouraging for everyone involved.”The Keadue Fund opened for applications on 11 February 2019 and will close at 5pm on 8 March 2019. Grants are available to organisations and constituted groups who are supporting local people through short and long term crises caused by a range of social factors including, but are not exclusive to; poverty, ill health, addiction, disability, family break down, abuse, bereavement, loneliness and isolation, or low educational attainment.Grant sizes will typically be between £10,000 and £20,000. Applications can be made at the Community Foundation of Northern Ireland website. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  215 total views,  2 views today Advertisement Community Foundation receives £1 million anonymous donation  216 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3last_img read more

Sackler Trust announces suspension of new UK donations

first_img Melanie May | 25 March 2019 | News  112 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Tagged with: Funding Giving/Philanthropy Image: Tate Modern Advertisement The Sackler Trust has today (25 March) announced that it is to halt all new giving in the UK following the recent claims in the press that the family’s fortune is linked to the opioid crisis in the US. The Sackler family has received negative publicity accusing it of links to the manufacturer of opioid painkiller OxyContin, Purdue Pharma. The publicity has seen a number of museums and galleries placed under pressure not to accept the Sackler Trust’s support, with the National Portrait Gallery and the Tate among those reportedly announcing that they would be rejecting the Trust’s donations as a result.The Sackler family have denied the allegations and today published a statement on the Trust’s homepage from its Chair Dame Theresa Sackler, on behalf of the Trustees, announcing their decision.It reads:“I am deeply saddened by the addiction crisis in America and support the actions Purdue Pharma is taking to help tackle the situation, whilst still rejecting the false allegations made against the company and several members of the Sackler family.The current press attention that these legal cases in the United States is generating has created immense pressure on the scientific, medical, educational and arts institutions here in the UK, large and small, that I am so proud to support. This attention is distracting them from the important work that they do.The Trustees of the Sackler Trust have taken the difficult decision to temporarily pause all new philanthropic giving, while still honouring existing commitments.I remain fully committed to all the causes the Sackler Trust supports, but at this moment it is the better course for the Trust to halt all new giving until we can be confident that it will not be a distraction for institutions that are applying for grants.” About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5  111 total views,  1 views today Sackler Trust announces suspension of new UK donationslast_img read more

Winchester looks to shift swim and dive program in new direction as postseason approaches

first_imgHunter Ince + posts Hunter Incehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hunter-ince/ Hunter Incehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hunter-ince/ Hunter Ince is a senior sports broadcasting major with a journalism minor from Whitney, Texas. After graduation, he plans to get his masters in sports management to become a sports marketer. printThe team has found success after getting their third coach in three years. Photo courtesy: GoFrogs Insightful, exciting, and foundational were all words used to describe TCU swimming and diving’s season so far as the team prepares for the postseason.In the beginning, the Horned Frogs weren’t expecting an undefeated season as head coach James Winchester took over for his first season, but they were expecting to reset the culture within the program. The motivation that each Frog gives to each other helps them in the pool. The Frogs dropped several close matches this season, including two meets against North Texas (women’s only), but they have used the experiences from each meet to help them grow.“We want to make sure that we are putting our work ethic in the right places,” Winchester said. “We need to make sure that we are taking care of our academics, our swimmin and our social life away from the pool so that we can lay down the foundations for a brighter future.”First-year student Megan Morris commended her team members on the energy that they have in and out of the pool. “James has a vision and is very set on that vision,” Morris said. For some of the athletes, Winchester is the only coach they’ve had at TCU, but others are on their third coach in the last three years. Senior Maddie Ibrahim said that it was hard to not get discouraged as the revolving door of coaches occurred, but she believes that TCU hired a great asset to the program. “We finally have a coaching staff that we look up to and can trust,” Ibrahim said. “Everyone has jumped in and really put all efforts out there to see how the conference meet goes.”Winchester challenged the seniors to leave a legacy for the younger Frogs as well as future recruits. There are short-term expectations within the program, but the staff is focused on the big picture and the potential that TCU’s program has in the long run. The seniors took what the coaching staff said and ran with it.Freshman Michael Chwaluk said that the seniors have made a huge impact on his first season. “They want us to become the leaders of the team,” Chwaluk said. “They are constantly cheering us on and picking us up whenever we need it.” The Frogs hope that the bond that they’ve created will help propel them to success this postseason. “The seniors just wanted to set a high standard for the freshmen, and I believe we have,” Ibrahim said. As the Big 12 championships near, the team members are excited to see how far their hard work and determination can carry them. “It’ll be great to see the body of work and what we can do in the pool and on the boards in the next couple of weeks,” Winchester said. The postseason journey will begin at the championships on Feb. 27-March 2 in Austin.  Facebook ReddIt Linkedin Students feel left out of campus activities TCU Homecoming Parade on hiatus Facebook TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Previous articleWomen’s tennis downs UT-Rio Grande ValleyNext articleStrong comeback effort not enough as women’s basketball falls to West Virginia, 79-65 Hunter Ince RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Hunter Incehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hunter-ince/ Twitter Twitter Linkedin Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt Dayne Odendaal, a first-year transfer, comes all the way from Durban, South Africa. The TCU swimmer and hopeful Olympian is living the dream of a Division 1 athlete. Photo by TCU360 TCU students unite in prayer TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Hospitals to use private care for cancelled appointments

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook NewsHealthHospitals to use private care for cancelled appointmentsBy Bernie English – December 3, 2020 355 University Hospital Limerick1,444 outpatients appointments were cancelled while the University Hospital Limerick (UHL) battled to bring the Covid-19 pandemic under control. Ennis, which was also under pressure with detected cases and staff having to isolate had to cancel 194 appointments, the Limerick Post was told.The hospitals now plan to use virtual clinics and outsourcing to private hospitals to try to provide appointments for parents who had to be cancelled.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The recent outbreaks of Covid-19 at UHL and Ennis led both hospitals to have to suspend the considerable number of outpatient appointments, from Thursday, November 12 to Monday, November 23.During the outbreaks, six wards in UHL and one in Ennis were closed to admissions, and on Monday,  November 16, there were 221 staff absent across the Group (mostly from UHL).That figure included staff who tested positive for Covid through community or workplace transmission; close contacts of positive cases and staff who were showing symptoms and stayed off work.A hospital spokesman said that “suspending scheduled services is one of the most difficult decisions a hospital can take, due to the impact on patients and their families, especially those patients who have had a lengthy wait for an outpatient appointment or procedure.“However, it was necessary in this instance, in order to protect patients and staff on our sites from COVID-19, and ensure that services could be delivered safely.“The subsequent reduction in staff absences and their return to work at UHL and Ennis enabled the Hospital Crisis Management Team to direct that outpatient appointments and elective activity would resume at both hospitals from Tuesday, November 24.“The reintroduction of services cancelled during the first wave of the pandemic has been one of the most considerable challenges ever faced in our hospitals, requiring a constant balancing of patients’ clinical needs against the need to protect all patients and staff from the risk of Covid. “These guidelines mean that there will be fewer patients in waiting rooms and clinical areas at any one time, and fewer patients on theatre lists. We will continue to prioritise the sickest patients for treatment, in line with national guidelines, and with the agreement of our clinical leads. WhatsApp Emailcenter_img Linkedin Twitter Previous article#Health: UHL disputes figures on vacant consultant postsNext articleWork gets under way on €200 million Opera Site development Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Printlast_img read more