first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR First Irish death from Coronavirus Linkedin NewsHealthLimerick to benefit from air ambulance serviceBy Editor – November 11, 2016 1076 Facebook Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Twitter Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Previous articleGAA – Two Limerick sides remainNext articleThe Lions Barber Collective goes Stateside with #barbertalk Editor John Kearney (left), co-founder of Irish Community Air Ambulance with medical and flight crew at Cork Airport.Photo: Michael Mac SweeneyA new initiative that has the ability to save countless lives in its first 12 months of service has been announced.Based out of Cork Airport and serving Limerick and the main towns in Munster, Irish Community Air Ambulance will provide a vital lifesaving service , offering fast access to advanced clinical interventions at the roadside by highly trained pre-hospital emergency care physicians.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Irish Community Air Ambulance service will mirror successful models across the United Kingdom and other countries where geographically challenging terrain warrants an air ambulance.It is hoped that more than €1 million can be raised to launch the service from late Spring 2017. Irish Community Air Ambulance will complement the existing emergency services and the current Athlone based Emergency Aeromedical Service operated by the National Ambulance Service in partnership with the Irish Air Corps.It has been proven that early access to world class critical care and pre hospital emergency medicine administered by trained, experienced and equipped medical personnel can save lives. The air ambulance service will offer gold standard care commencing at the roadside and continuing while on route to definitive care in hospital.Co-founder John Kearney said “People are dying unnecessarily due to the time it takes to receive critical care.  This service will be built on the already successful model of Ireland’s Rapid Response Service which has been in existence since 2009 and uses volunteer doctors for pre-hospital emergencies.“There are currently five level four clinicians and more than 100 GPs with the Rapid Response Service who have saved countless lives and improved care in its seven years. The launch of a community air ambulance service is the next step bringing better response times with permanent on-duty doctors who will have the ability to bring advanced skills to acutely ill and injured people throughout its catchment area,” Mr Kearney explained.“It will offer a mobile intensive care unit by air which will allow us to safely transport patients faster to a major hospital, saving time and lives. This is a service for Munster so we need the support of the people of Munster to donate, fundraise or volunteer.“We need to raise € 1million to take off and € 2million every year thereafter which is a huge ask but in our view achievable.  Communities in Cork have sustained our land based Rapid Response doctors, now we’re calling on the people of Limerick and  the rest of Munster to support an Air Ambulance. Just €2 per person per year in our Province will do it!”, he said. The air ambulance will travel to every town in Munster over the next six months in a bid to raise much needed funds. People are being encouraged to log on to www.communityairambulance.ie to pledge or host community fundraising events to get lift-off.By texting the word “FLIGHT” to 50300 people can easily pledge €4 to the cause.center_img Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL TAGSCork AirportfeaturedhelicopterIrish Air CorpsIrish community air ambulanceJohn KearneylimerickNational Ambulance Service Print No vaccines in Limerick yet Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Advertisement Email WhatsApplast_img read more


first_imgHard to believe that men reached the moon on a tiny fraction of the data available in the laptops we use today.We and our devices, our cities, even our clothes are leaving digital footprints all over the universe of big data.  Businesses really need to transform how we grapple with all this information.  It is still the case that knowledge is power, but the ability to use that knowledge is what will set successful companies apart. Recent research found that 64% of companies already believe big data is changing traditional business models and 24% are already feeling disruption from new competitors moving into their industries.  58% now expect to face increased competition from startups enabled by data. (Research Report from Capgemini and EMC)BAE Systems is a good example of business transformation using big data processing capability to better serve their customers.  BAE Systems is a British defense, security, and aerospace company with operations worldwide and works with EMC, using Isilon storage systems to handle billions of data records in a given day.  Their Applied Intelligence division focuses on cyber security, financial crime and complex data conundrums. In a telecommunications context, this means helping firms comply with data retention and security regulations while using big data analytics on behalf of those customers to evaluate usage patterns.What does that mean?  It means they are able to pinpoint root causes of faults in communication service provider networks and even reduce the overall cost of running those networks.  Making sure that data is available on demand and that integrity is maintained throughout all IT systems is critical in the regulated telecom industry.Data science is also being put to use within EMC Global Services.  Our Data Science team has developed a Population Based Ranking tool that identifies service outliers on a weekly basis to understand how a product is actually performing compared to a population-based statistical expectation.  This is helping us identify likely issues that could arise and fix them ahead of time – resolving things for our customers before they feel any impact to their business.  It is a program that will only keep growing.These are just a couple examples of using big data and data science within the enterprise space.  There are all kinds of efforts underway to put the power of data to good use in the world – such as EMC’s work with Earthwatch and companies like Datakind.With efforts like that already active in our world, as well as within business like at BAE Systems and EMC, who knows what else we can do?last_img read more


first_imgBut it leaves Conte facing the disastrous prospect of going into the season with his No1 target having gone to one of Chelsea’s main rivals.Despite some reports in Italy suggesting that Lukaku was not Conte’s first choice, Mirror Sport understands that the Italian was desperate to get him.Conte had been in regular contact and was making tactical plans for next season with Lukaku in his starting line-up.Conte has already had a difficult summer and, according to one source, there was genuine concern that the ex-Italy boss could leave last month such was his frustration over Chelsea’s lack of activity in the transfer market.In fact, Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo went “missing” for four days on an emergency mission to try and resolve the Conte crisis following the fall-out over Diego Costa.Emenalo managed to resolve the crisis but it has flared up again.Costa going public on a text exchange with Conte telling him he was no longer in his plans enraged the Chelsea hierarchy and there is no escaping that there is some disquiet on both sides as the club were not happy with the manager’s actions.Costa is set to rejoin Atletico Madrid – and then be loaned out until January – but the value of his deal has been drastically reduced after the public row and Chelsea’s position in the market has been weakened.They have struggled to get deals over the line, having seen a move for Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk stall, they have not yet done Alex Sandro from Juventus and Tiemoue Bakayoko’s move from Monaco has dragged on.Conte is now likely to have to go back for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata and Chelsea will also look at Swansea’s Fernando Llorente. Torino’s Andrea Belotti is another option.Chelsea will also discuss making a move for Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez, but are well aware that their London rivals do not want to sell to another Premier League club, having publicly insisted they will not sell to Manchester City.It leaves Conte and Chelsea facing a crisis before the start of the season.Chelsea’s ability to turn success into a shambles has returned to haunt them again with the much talked about new contract for Conte remaining rather ominously unsigned.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Antonio Conte is growing increasingly frustrated at Chelsea and the latest transfer blow raises serious questions about his future at Stamford Bridge.Conte had set his heart on Romelu Lukaku and saw the Everton striker as the central piece in the jigsaw for next season before Manchester United came in to hijack the transfer.Chelsea boss Conte was said to be “fuming” at how the deal got away and club officials spent Thursday trying to establish from Lukaku and his advisors whether there was any way back.last_img read more