Leggy Limerick & Stars of the Future- Talking points after Tipperary defeat Minister for Health, Simon HarrisTHE DECISION this week by Health Minister Simon Harris to listen to the voices of hundreds of women and halt the use of a medical device that is destroying their lives is to be welcomed.Undoubtedly his judgement in the matter was swayed to a great extent by concerns raised by Dooradoyle solicitor Melanie Power and the women she represents.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up But a tiny, cynical doubt raises the question about how much louder these women might have had to shout had another Limerick woman, Vicky Phelan, not spoken first?The Ministerial order to suspend the use of trans vaginal mesh to treat incontinence in women follows a similar order a few weeks ago in the UK.This is only a suspension but there is little doubt in the minds of the members of Mesh Survivors Ireland that it will become an outright ban once the facts and the testimonies come to light.The pain and suffering that women have endured because these devices are slicing into vital organs and becoming enmeshed with their own body parts is indescribable.But what is almost worse is the attitude of some members of the medical profession as reported to Ms Power.Woman say they have been dismissed, sidelined, insulted when they spoke about the effects of this device on their intimate relationships. Some were even told they were suffering psychological problems when they described real pain and suffering.Which was richly ironic, considering we don’t even have a scan in this country capable of seeing the plastic mesh device once it has been implanted.Clinicians were willing to believe their own suppositions rather than listen to their patients. Up to the moment the Minister called halt on Tuesday, women were still being scheduled for the procedure to insert this device.Medical practitioners are still defending its use on the basis that it helps solve incontinence – an embarrassing problem certainly, but much less distressing than a sliced kidney.The real cost of clinical deafness and blindness has yet to be counted. WhatsApp Opinion: Ireland’s win over Wales should restore confidence Plotting a bright future for the beating heart of the Mid-West Twitter Previous articleHow Dental Implants can Change your LifeNext article‘Special’ group of players enjoying all that is before them Editor Linkedin Ten ways to transform O’Connell Street CommentNewsEditorial – Seeing sense: Medical device banBy Editor – July 27, 2018 4018 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Print Facebook A light rail network would put Limerick on fast track to growth Email Editorial – Adrienne’s legacy TAGScommenteditorial
While many students choose to go out to celebrate after football games, some prefer to stay on campus. To accommodate those students, Saint Mary’s continues to offer Fifth Quarter events — on-campus activities intended to engage the College community after Notre Dame athletic events.The Office of Student Involvement (OSI) — including director Gloria Jenkins and staff assistant Kaitlyn Stankiewicz — plan the Fifth Quarter events.Senior resident advisor Alyssa Rogers said she helped plan and lead several Fifth Quarter events this year to ensure the events cater to students’ needs and interests. Successful activities so far have included a movie viewing, a spa activity and trivia night, since they established a comfortable atmosphere in which students can bond, she said.“I chose [to help with] Fifth Quarter because I enjoy planning events and meeting new people on campus,” Rogers said.Rogers said Fifth Quarter events were originally intended to encourage students to stay on campus after football games, but now they have become a great alternative for students who do not like to go to the games at all.“I personally think that the events are a nice alternative to the game if you aren’t interested in football or just feel like taking a weekend off,” Rogers said. “They help build community among students on our campus, are a great way to meet new people and the actual activities are really fun this year.”Stankiewicz said this year OSI also received help from Le Mans hall director Nicole Hundt since planning Fifth Quarter events is a team effort. The events encourage a variety of ways for students to celebrate a Notre Dame victory, she said.“Not everyone is interested in the party scene or going out after the Notre Dame football games,” Stankiewicz said in an email. “And even those who do like to go out come to Fifth Quarter events because they want a fun activity on campus and they want to do something different. This benefits students because it gives them a diverse offering of events in an alcohol free safe environment.”There was also a Fifth Quarter event during freshmen orientation to provide students an alternative to Domerfest, Rogers said.“We decorated little pots and planted succulents,” Rogers said. “We also did some henna tattoos. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much interested in the event because everyone went to Domerfest. But I think it would be really successful as a Fifth Quarter event for next year.”The events garnered a solid turnout so far this year, Stankiewicz said.“Our SMC trivia event had about 25 people,” Stankiewicz said.In the spring, OSI hosts similar events called Overtime after basketball games, and ideas for this spring include boxing classes, meditation and massages, Stankiewicz said. Fifth Quarter events have been a tradition at Saint Mary’s, and Stankiewicz said OSI is pleased with the positive reception the events have received this year.Tags: Fifth Quarter, Notre Dame football, Office of Student Involvement, OSI
4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Each of us must bring our best ‘I’ to the team.by: Jayne HitmanYou’ve all seen it. It’s hanging in every good boss’s office—right above the desk, where you can’t avoid looking at it.We’re talking about that framed motivational poster that reads, “There’s no ‘I’ in team.”That motto has been pounded into many of our heads most of our lives. And you know what? It might be true from a spelling standpoint, but otherwise it’s nonsense.Don’t take it from me. Listen to Joe Montana, the Hall of Fame NFL quarterback and four-time Super Bowl champion.Years ago, speaking of the commitment he and his star teammates made to the San Francisco 49ers, he said, “I expect me—and Jerry Rice and Ronnie Lott—to bring 110% to every practice and every game, every time. Each one of us has to bring our very best ‘I’ to the team. This is the only way we can win as a team.”This statement resonated with me from the first time I heard it. It’s so true.Montana went on to say that “the teams we beat week after week are full of people who live by ‘there’s no “I” in team.’” Everyone expects to win, he said, just because the team has good players on it. continue reading »
There is an active SWAT situation in Delray Beach, according to authorities.Police say officers are attempting to get a man out of a home near SW 6th Street and SW 5th Avenue.No word yet on what started the incident. However, a spokesman for Delray Beach Police says the matter started in Boynton Beach.This is a developing story.