Sting in the tail for diabetes children

first_imgFacebook Diabetes Ireland says it is very concerned for children from Limerick, Clare and Tipperary who had been getting treatment in Dublin but who have been moved back to Limerick before the position of dietician is even advertised.The post is vital to the ongoing treatment of young children with type 1 diabetes and will allow for the roll-out of insulin pumps,  which in turn will save small children constant, painful injections.The dietician will make it possible for parents to get the complicated instructions to use the pump which delivers a small dose of insulin subcutaneously through a tiny tube, doing away with the need for several injections a day into tiny limbs.“We welcome the fact that the dietician will be appointed. That is a major breakthrough. But we are concerned that these children have been sent back to Limerick without the full supports in place to treat them. The diabetes unit in the Regional now has to cater for  children with fully fledged diabetes, who are using insulin pumps without the necessary back-up services,” a spokesperson for Diabetes Ireland told the Limerick Post.Diabetes Ireland has waged a long campaign to have children supplied with insulin pumps without having to travel five or six times a year to Dublin.“Evidence suggests that the pumps offer a high level of insulin control in childhood, and children who have them are much less likely to develop serious problems by the age of thirty. These are vascular problems which can become very serious and necessitate amputations,” the spokesperson said.HSE statistics  show there were 781 diabetes related limb amputations in 2010 and 2011, an increase of 20 per cent on the previous two years.When the dietician and a nurse support are in place, it will be possible to roll out the delivery of insulin pumps to children under the age of five in the next 12 moths, and for the following two years, other age groups up to young adults will be included. Twitter WhatsApp Email Print THERE was good news this week for children with diabetes and their parents, with the announcement that the post of children’s dietician for the diabetes unit in Limerick’s Regional Hospital is about to be advertised. However, the Limerick Post has learned that children who were being treated in Dublin have been sent back to Limerick before the support structures to treat them are put in place.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Linkedin Previous articleShannon is set to soarNext articleAwards highlight the best in Limerick admin NewsLocal NewsSting in the tail for diabetes childrenBy admin – November 22, 2012 484 Advertisementlast_img read more

Man told to go to anger management classes or get shot

first_img Facebook Google+ Facebook Man told to go to anger management classes or get shot Pinterest News WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleMan accused of Milford stabbing due in court todayNext articleCouncillor believes HSE is determined to downgrade Lifford Hospital News Highland By News Highland – May 16, 2012 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North center_img Twitter Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter A Derry man has claimed that republican vigilantes told him to go to anger management classes or get shot.RAAD has been behind paramilitary-style shootings against those they claim are guilty of so-called “anti-social behaviour” in Derry.The man, who did not give his name, said he had been threatened by RAAD, and he said that RAAD ruled his area of Derry and people were afraid to speak out.Meanwhile, the most senior police officer in the north west has admitted his officers are struggling to secure convictions against the republican vigilante group.Derry journalist, Eamon McDermott, says the group have started targetting people involved in anti-social behaviour in more recent times…[podcast][/podcast] Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Ghost Light Shares Live Pro-Shot Video Of New Single, New Full-Show Audio [Watch/Listen]

first_imgA week ago today, Ghost Light released their second original single from their forthcoming debut album with “Don’t Come Apart Just Yet, My Dear”. On Friday, the relatively new five-piece rock band shared the pro-shot video featuring their performance of the song, which was filmed at their 2018 concert at Atlanta’s Terminal West back on December 1st.Just like in the studio version, this 10-minute live rendition of “Don’t Come Apart Just Yet, My Dear” spent its first minute hammering away with its lively instrumental intro before bringing things down to earth, allowing for guitarist/singer Tom Hamilton to take it into the first verse. There was no 12-string acoustic (as heard in the studio version) this time around, but Raina Mullen kept a solid rhythmic foundation with her own mix of chords and harmonic backing vocals.The performance’s lengthy solo section, featuring some wonderful back and forth play between Hamilton and pianist Holly Bowling, begins at the video’s 3:10-minute mark and continues into a gradual climax before wrapping at 7:30. Fans can watch the video below to relive the thrilling performance in full.Ghost Light – “Don’t Come Apart Just Yet, My Dear” – 12/1/2018[Video: Ghost Light]To make for an even better listening experience to start the weekend, Ghost Light also shared the full-show audio from their performance at Terminal West that night as part of their weekly “Full Show Friday” series. Fans can relive the entire performance from Atlanta via the audio player below.Ghost Light – Terminal West [Full-Show Audio] – 12/1/2018[Audio: HRC333]Ghost Light recently announced their upcoming return to Terminal West on April 19th for a SweetWater 420 Fest late-night. You can check out a full list of Ghost Light’s upcoming tour dates below. For more information, head to the band’s website.Ghost Light 2019 Tour Dates3/20 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews3/21 – Milwaukee, WI – Colectivo3/22 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club3/23 – Chicago, IL – Chop Shop3/25 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown3/27 – Frisco, CO – 10 Mile Music Hall3/28 – Crested Butte, CO – Center for the Arts3/29 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre3/30 – Denver, CO – Cervantes4/2 – Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads4/4 – Austin, TX – Antone’s4/5 – Dallas, TX – Deep Ellum Art Company4/6 – Houston, TX – Last Concert Café4/9 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge4/10 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House4/11 – Columbus, OH – Woodlands Tavern4/12 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar4/13 – Covington, KY – Madison Live4/16 – Nashville, TN – Basement East4/17 – Asheville, NC – Asheville Music Hall4/18 – Charleston, SC – Pour House4/19 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West4/20 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre4/27 – New Orleans, LA – Republic NOLA5/10 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl5/19 – Corolla, NC – Mustang Spring Jam5/23 – Martinsville, VA – Rooster Walk5/24 – 5/26 – Chillicothe, IL – Summer Camp Music Festival6/6 – 6/9 – Stephentown, NY – Disc Jam6/6 – 6/8 – Wellston, MI – Camp Greensky Music Festival6/27 – 6/30 – Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest Festival7/18 – 7/21 – North Plains, OR – Northwest String Summit7/25 – 7/28 – Scranton, PA – Peach Music Festival7/26 – Burlington, VT – Tumble Down FestivalView Upcoming Tour DatesFans heading down to New Orleans during this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival can catch Ghost Light performing a late-night show on Saturday, April 27th (technically early-morning on April 28th) at Republic NOLA. The Ghost Light late-night will immediately follow Tom Hamilton‘s performance with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead at Mardi Gras World.Tickets for Ghost Light’s New Orleans late-night during Jazz Fest are available here.Date: Saturday, April 27th, 2019 (technically early AM 4/28)Artist: Live For Live Music & 8th Annual Nolafunk Series During Jazz Fest Present: GHOST LIGHTVenue: Republic NOLA – 828 S Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70130Tickets: Early-Bird – $20 (limited quantity) / Tier 1 – $22.50 (limited quantity / Tier 2 – $25Time: 2:00 AMFor more information, head here.last_img read more

Professor Jason Ruiz receives grant to create digital archive of Pilsen murals

first_imgPhoto courtesy of James Sweet A mural painted on a house in the Pilsen neighborhood in the lower west side of Chicago acts as a tie to the culture of many residents.Ruiz first came in contact with the murals while teaching a class on Latinos in Chicago and Northern Indiana at Notre Dame. He then took a trip to the Pilsen neighborhood to look at the murals.“I developed a walking tour, and people started asking me to give it for their classes,” Ruiz said. “Then the American Studies Association asked me to give it at a conference. I developed a little bit of expertise in the murals, and then my friend and colleague Jennifer Parker, who is the co-director of the HUE project, contacted me.”Parker then proposed applying some of the tools her team at HUE had already developed to further Ruiz’s mural project.“The Pilsen project, I thought, was a natural connection for us,” Parker said.Parker said HUE takes traditional library resources and archives them to build websites and related mobile applications.“Public artwork is temporary, and so creating a lasting connection and record of the public artwork is crucial to understand the development of the neighborhood and the city,” Parker said. “We continue to look at ways to take these particular areas of interest and build them into tools that will allow people to study them further.”While the website will store the large amount of information Ruiz and his partners on the project are collecting, the app will serve as a discovery tool, offering customizable walking or driving tours of the murals.Ruiz said he and his team are conducting interviews with artists and searching for pictures of buildings and murals in Pilsen from the past.Intern Irma Rodenhuis, who is assisting Ruiz in the project, said she spends a lot of her time conducting archival research online.“It’s a lot of hunting in archives and just hoping you’ll find something,” Rodenhuis said.The topics of the murals are very diverse, but Ruiz said Catholicism — especially images of the Virgin of Guadalupe — and immigration are two popular themes.“Pilsen has always been a home to immigrants, and the murals are a reflection of that,” Ruiz said.Pilsen has historically been home to new immigrant communities, Ruiz said. Long before it became home to a predominantly Mexican community, it was settled by Eastern Europeans.Ruiz said he believes the preservation of the Pilsen murals is important to document how artists have made their mark on the area. Nowadays, due to rising costs of living, many Mexicans are moving out of Pilsen, causing a cultural shift in the neighborhood. Ruiz seeks to protect and preserve the murals and empower the locals of Pilsen to celebrate muralism.“I think that murals are especially provocative politically and I think that they do a lot of work in terms of making a statement about what it means to be Latino in Chicago or Latino in general through art,” he said.Ruiz and Rodenhuis both emphasized the uniqueness of murals as an art form in that they are free to view and incredibly accessible to the public.“Sometimes I think that the public might think that real art is in a museum, real art is expensive to look at or access,” Ruiz said. “If you can get to Pilsen, you can look at a hundred pieces of art in one afternoon. They’re extremely accessible, and sometimes people mistake accessibility with a lack of value.”All of the resources Ruiz and HUE are developing will be free and open to the public, including the app, he said.Parker said HUE’s mission is grounded in providing their applications to the public for free.“Hesburgh Library’s mission is connecting people with knowledge,” Parker said. “And it’s very important to me that that knowledge be free.”Tags: Art, grant, Jason Ruiz, muralism Hundreds of murals cover the walls of homes businesses, schools, public buildings and train stops in the Pilsen neighborhood in the lower west side of Chicago. The murals depict the culture of the large Mexican population that blossomed in Pilsen in the 1960s and continues to live there today.However, visitors to the National Museum of Mexican Art located in Pilsen may find that information on the murals is lacking.Associate professor of American Studies Jason Ruiz recently received a $50,000 grant from the Whiting Foundation, an organization that provides support to cultural heritage writers and researchers, to address this issue. Ruiz said he plans to create a digital archive and the first-ever mobile app devoted to the murals of Pilsen in partnership with the Historic Urban Environments Lab (HUE) at Notre Dame. The project aims to preserve the murals and share them with the public, he said.“A lot of people go to the National Museum of Mexican Art because of its location asking for information about murals and muralism, and they don’t have many resources to offer people,” Ruiz said. “One of the things I’m really excited about in building this project is equipping a cultural institution that’s already there with the types of tools that I can develop through my own archival research and the tools built by HUE.”last_img read more