Elaine Thompson – Athletics

first_imgFor her achievement in capturing the silver medal in the 200 metres at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, in a personal best 21.66 seconds, the second fastest time of the year. Thompson also ran the third leg of the women’s gold medal-winning 4×100 metres team which set a Championship Record and World Leading time of 41.07 seconds.last_img

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LUH records fifth highest number of women waiting to see a gynaecologist

first_imgIreland’s consultant crisis is having a ‘serious effect’ on delivery of women’s healthcare as 1,783 women are currently waiting for an appointment with a gynaecologist at Letterkenny University Hospital.There has been a 40% increase nationally in the number of women waiting to see a gynaecologist in five years.Currently, there are 28,417 women waiting for an appointment across Ireland’s public hospitals, of these, 5,394 are waiting more than a year. Letterkenny University Hospital has the fifth highest number of women waiting on appointments.The hospitals with the longest wait times to see a gynaecologist are in Dublin, while Galway, Letterkenny and Limerick had the highest regional figures.In addition, almost one in five (5,394) women are waiting longer than 12 months to secure an appointment.The Irish Hospital Consultants Association says that the consultant retention and recruitment crisis is having a ‘serious effect’ on the delivery of healthcare to women across Ireland. The group says that one-in-five or over 500 of all permanent consultant posts nationally are now empty or only temporarily filled, resulting in patients waiting long periods to access essential healthcare services.They say that consultant salary cuts are driving specialists abroad and new consultants are being paid up to 51% less than their colleagues.As part of their #CARECANTWAIT campaign, the IHCA says that it is time for the Government to restore pay parity for new consultants.LUH records fifth highest number of women waiting to see a gynaecologist was last modified: August 21st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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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Why Warriors-Blazers series is banned on Turkish TV

first_imgTurkey isn’t a good place to be these days for NBA fans hoping to watch the Warriors and Trail Blazers in the Western Conference Finals, starting with Tuesday night’s Game 1.Because Portland’s Turkish center Enes Kanter is such a vocal opponent of Turkey’s president, the country’s sports broadcast channel S Sport has decided not to show any games involving him and the Blazers.“I can say clearly that we will not be broadcasting the Warriors-Blazers series,” S Sport announcer Omer Sarac told …last_img read more

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Twitter Chats: A Professional Development Tool

first_imgUse these icons when you are tweeting: This allows you to Tweet at, or respond to, someone directly.This allows you to ReTweet someone else’s tweet; i.e., send it to your Twitter followers.This allows you to Favorite someone’s Tweet; i.e., indicate that you like what they have shared. (Note: This function is now represented by a heart instead of a star.)Happy tweeting! I hope to see you on a personal finance Twitter chat soon. You can then Tweet or Retweet whatever you wish, and the http://www.tchat.io/ application will add the hashtag on for you so that you too can join the conversation! By Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®Rutgers Cooperative ExtensionIn early June, as part of the 3-Day Virtual Learning Event (VLE), the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) held a series of three Twitter chats using the hash tag #MFLNchat. The MFLN VLE information page with archived webinars is  located here. The purpose of the Twitter chats was to extend conversations in the “chat” section of the webinars about encouraging positive financial behaviors through motivation, coaching, and counseling.Prior to the three Twitter chats, a “Lite” Twitter Cohort was held to introduce chat participants to the basics of using Twitter. Each day for two weeks, cohort 36 cohort participants received e-mailed messages about using Twitter. Materials for the cohort are available here. Participants used the hashtag #twittercohort to hold asynchronous conversations with one another.Twitter chats, on the other hand, involve synchronous conversations. As the number of Twitter users has grown since its inception in 2006, so has the use of Twitter for financial education. An increasingly outreach method is Twitter chats, which use the hashtag (#) symbol to hold a “conversation” through an organized stream of tweets from people interested in the same topic (e.g., credit).The formatting convention used to organize Twitter chat threads is Q1 for Question 1 and A1 for participant responses to that question, with 8 to 10 different questions per one-hour chat. All users have do is log in to a Twitter application such as Tchat.io or Twubs.com at a designated time and time zone, type in the hashtag for the chat, and start responding to and/or asking questions to engage with others.The MFLN plans future professional development Twitter chats and encourages Personal Financial Management Program (PFMP) staff to participate. Feel free to “lurk” for a while, if you’d like, and then jump in. Another good idea is to observe, and then participate in, these regular personal finance Twitter chats: #creditchat (Experian, 3 p.m. ET on Wednesdays), #wbchat (WiseBread, 3 p.m. ET on Thursdays), #cashchat (@MsMadamMoney, 12 noon ET on Fridays), and #mcchat (Money Crashers, 4 p.m. ET on Fridays).Below are some screen shots that further explain how to navigate a Twitter chat:Go to as http://www.tchat.io/In the top, right corner click on “Sign In”If you are already logged into your Twitter account, this box will prompt you to “Authorize TweetChat…to use your account”. You then click on “Authorize App” For Example:Experian Tweetchat’s hashtag is “#CreditChat”Wisebread Tweetchat’s hashtag is “#WBchat” If not it will ask you to log into your Twitter account. Log in with your Twitter handle and password. Then, in the top left hand corner, type in the hashtag you are following and then press, “Go” You will then be taken to a stream of Tweets, only with the hashtag you typed in during the last step.last_img read more

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Govt has no plan to ban chewing tobacco now, says Nitish

first_imgBihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday clarified that his government has no plans to ban khaini (processed tobacco product) now.Mr. Kumar also asserted that there were no differences in NDA in Bihar. “As of now the government has no plan to ban khaini…it’s a long term process and we’re mulling over alternatives for farmers engaged in khaini production in the state,” Mr. Kumar said while speaking to journalists on the sidelines of weekly Lok Samvad programme.Earlier, the Bihar government had mulled the ban of sale and consumption of khaini in the state, Consumption of khaini was found as one of the major causes of mouth cancer in the state.Mr. Kumar, though, further said that the government was planning on making an amendment in the state’s prohibition and excise law. “I’ve cleared each and every query on prohibition in the state but still some people keep writing over it…but let me clear here that people at large are satisfied with it,” he stated.“We need to make an amendment in the law as certain points have come to my notice, like to create alternative livelihoods for those who were earlier engaged in this business,” said Mr. Kumar.He also stated that there were no differences in NDA in Bihar and said, “It was all speculations in media and social media. Everyone is working smoothly,” he said.last_img read more

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Shaqiri slams Stoke with Ronaldinho jibe

first_imgXherdan Shaqiri Shaqiri slams Stoke: ‘The feeling that even a Ronaldinho could do little in this team is sobering’ Chris Burton 21:06 3/31/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Xherdan Shaqiri Stoke City Premier League Getty Images Premier League Internazionale Bayern München Stoke City Bundesliga Serie A The Switzerland international has hinted at a summer exit after expressing his frustration at a “lack of quality” around him at the bet365 Stadium Xherdan Shaqiri has bemoaned the “lack of quality” at Stoke, suggesting that “even a Ronaldinho could do little” with the Potters.The Switzerland international moved to England in July 2015 for £12 million and was considered to be quite a coup.Having previously represented Bayern Munich and Inter, the 26-year-old had forged a reputation alongside the likes of Franck Ribery and Mauro Icardi. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Shaqiri admits to missing his illustrious former colleagues, with his time in the Premier League having been a “sobering” experience.He told Schweizer Illustrierte: “The feeling that even a Ronaldinho could do little in this team is sobering.”I had to realise that it’s a bit different when you have players like Ribery and Thiago at Bayern or Icardi and [Mateo] Kovacic at Inter.”Here at Stoke I cannot exert too much influence, simply because there is a lack of quality around me.”Having aired his frustration at seeing challenges for titles and European places swapped for a relegation scrap at the bet365 Stadium, Shaqiri has hinted that his days at Stoke may be numbered.He added: “I cannot just down tools but it would take something extreme for Stoke in the transfer market this summer to revive my enthusiasm.”Shaqiri is currently enjoying his most productive season with the Potters, even if those around him have struggled.He has managed seven goals and six assists across 31 appearances, but Stoke find themselves languishing inside the Premier League relegation zone ahead of a testing trip to Arsenal on Sunday. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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