Community first responders need funds to save lives

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Facebook TAGSCommunityhealthLimerick City and Countylocal newsNews Previous articleGardaí using council CCTV test footage to investigate crimeNext articleBrexit boost as Shannon Estuary gets EU designation Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie A GROUP of Limerick volunteers who are helping the national ambulance service to save lives urgently need funds to buy essential equipment to give patients the best chance of survival.The Community First Responders (CFR) are a group of volunteers who are dispatched by the 999/112 National Ambulance Service to emergencies within their communities.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up They are all trained in CPR and other life-saving measures and they generally arrive at the scene of the emergency before the ambulance service because most of the volunteers “on call” live in the locality.The Ennis Road CFR are the only group in Limerick and they have been operating since last April. They cover an area from the Strand hotel to the Greenhills hotel and the surrounding residential estates.One of their volunteers, Noel Kerley, said that the main reason the group was set up was because they could see a need for it in the locality with an ageing population.“Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death in Ireland, accounting for 33 per cent of all deaths and early response is essential in helping to save some of those lives,” Mr Kerley added.Community First Responders are dispatched to cardiac arrests, adult chest pain (suspected heart attack), stroke and choking emergencies in their communities. Most responder groups have organised themselves to be “on call 24/7” to respond to these emergencies.“Because all of our ‘on call’ volunteers live locally, we generally arrive at the emergency call location before the paramedics and we carry out CPR and other life-saving measures until such time as the paramedics arrive,” Mr Kerley said.The normal time for an ambulance to arrive at the emergency address is 20 minutes, but it may take longer – depending on other emergency situations they are dealing with. This time delay may be life-threatening for some emergencies.While the Ennis Road CFR group is supported by the HSE and the National Ambulance Service, they do not get any funding to buy their own equipment, including AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) or to provide accredited training and purchase training equipment.This is why they are running a major fundraising day on this Thursday, December 20 in Dunnes Stores at the Jetland Shopping Centre on the Ennis Road.“We are appealing to the people living in the area to support our fundraising next Thursday because we need this money to help us to buy this essential equipment and also to provide ongoing accredited training for our volunteers,” Mr Kerley explained.by Mary [email protected] Print Limerick on Covid watch list Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Advertisement Linkedin Email Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students NewsLocal NewsCommunity first responders need funds to save livesBy Staff Reporter – December 23, 2018 1274 Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Local backlash over Aer Lingus threatlast_img read more

HII starts long overdue USS Boise attack submarine overhaul

first_img View post tag: HII Huntington Ingalls Industries on June 18 announced that its Newport News Shipbuilding division began maintenance work on the nuclear-powered submarine USS Boise (SSN 764).The Los Angeles-class submarine arrived at Newport News on Monday and will undergo planned maintenance and repair activities pierside before it will be moved to a dry dock in January 2019.The extended engineering overhaul, which includes system upgrades, will take 25 months and is expected to be completed in 2021.HII is conducting maintenance work on submarines USS Helena (SSN 725) and USS Boise under a contract awarded to the company in October 2017 as the navy’s public yards did not have enough capacity to perform the work due to delays and work overload.USS Boise completed her last deployment in January 2015 and lost her dive certification in February 2017 as it it sat at Naval Station Norfolk, waiting to undergo repair works.“Submarine fleet support work represents a significant increase in our workload and provides a critical balance for public and private shipyards,” said Bill Smith, Newport News’ vice president of fleet support programs. “We have been preparing for Boise’s availability and looking forward to returning the submarine back to the fleet.”Newport News laid USS Boise’s keel in August 1988, and the Los Angeles-class submarine was delivered to the US Navy in September 1992. Share this article View post tag: US Navycenter_img View post tag: USS Boise Photo: USS Boise (SSN 764) arrives at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division to begin its 25-month extended engineering overhaul. Photo: Ashley Cowan/HIIlast_img read more

Noble Foods reveals its taste for Gü

first_imgNoble Foods, the largest supplier of eggs and egg products in the UK, has acquired premium chocolate desserts company Gü Chocolate Puds, in a deal reported to be worth £35m.The Hertfordshire-based egg supplier has bought a majority stake in London-based Gü, which turned over an estimated £22m last year, from the company’s founder and MD James Averdieck. He will maintain a stake in the business and continue to manage it within the Noble Foods group. The move follows Noble Foods’ takeover of Serious Desserts, a South Wales-based premium desserts business, in August 2008.Peter Thornton, Noble Foods chief executive, said: “This acquisition is consistent with our stated strategy of diversifying into value-added fresh food categories with attractive growth potential. Gü is recognised in the foodie world as a premium-quality, innovative and moreish brand. I am looking forward to working closely with James Averdieck and his team to continue to extend and grow the Gü brand.”Averdieck added: “Gü continues to trade well and this deal will allow us to accelerate our growth, taking the brand to new heights while maintaining the pace of innovation.”last_img read more

Everyone wins at Riviera Sports Day

first_imgSukanya Gale leads the Riviera Group team in the march past.Runners give it their all.The heart stopping finish to the relay.The Riviera Revue entertained the spectators during the opening ceremony.Ubonjitr Thamchop (Min), organiser extraordinaire, worked very hard to help make this one of the best sports days ever.The Tug-o-war separated the men from the boys.The Riviera football team celebrate winning the champion’s trophy.Winston Gale proudly holds onto the Champion’s Trophy.Sarah Osbourne James presents the silver medal to Austin Gale.Sarah Osbourne-James presented a prize to the winner. In second and third place were Austin and Toby Gale.Peter Malhotra (Pattaya Mail) presented medals to the winners of the men’s and women’s 3000 metres marathon.Winston presents a winner’s prize to the WSP team.Sukanya Gale (right) presents a raffle prize to the lucky winner.The women’s volleyball matches were fast and furious.The football match was exciting and fast paced.Time to party. Singing and dancing to the sounds of the live band.Everyone wins at The Riviera Group Sports Day. The Junior race saw a throng of young runners compete which was won by PB Ceiling, followed by young runners from the Riviera Group team.Other sports during the day included tug of war, a “centipede walk”, takraw, volleyball and track. Men’s and women’s 100-meter races were held along with a 4 x 100-meter relay.The day concluded with a football match between the Regents and Riviera teams. Riviera – which lost to the school last year – rebounded, winning 5-2 and capturing the 5,000 baht prize.Sukanya Gale wins the gold medal in the 3000-metre marathon.The Gales handed out the trophies and medals at the closing ceremony and conducted a lucky draw for charity. The 200-baht raffle tickets gave entrants the chance to win gold and jewelry with the proceeds going to Ban Kru Boonchu Foundation, (150,000 baht) Banglamung Hospital’s equipment fund (200,000) and Riviera’s own fund (150,000 baht) to help children stricken by cancer.Sports done, everyone then joined together for a lavish party and dancing to a live band. Everyone wins at Riviera Sports Day1 of 74 Results3000 meters Run (Male) Chang Suwan – gold medal, Riviera Group – silver medal, Chang Somchai – bronze medal.3000 meters Run (Female) Riviera Group – gold medal, Strong Agent – silver medal, Chang Boonteng – bronze medal.Junior Run 1st: P&B, 2nd: Riviera Group, 3rd: Riviera Group.Takraw (Male) 1st: Chang Witoon, 2nd: Chang Somchai.Volleyball (Female) Strong Agent – winner, Riviera Group – 1st runner-up.Individual Run (Male) Electricians – gold medal, P&B – silver medal, Chang Boonteng – bronze medal.Individual Run (Female) Strong Agent – gold medal, Riviera Group – silver medal, P&B – bronze medal.Relay race (Male) 4×100, Chang Suwan – gold medal, Thanasit – silver medal, Chang Witoon – bronze medal.Relay race (Female) 4×100, Riviera Group – gold medal, Peterson – silver medal, WSP – bronze medal.Tug of war: Riviera Group.Centipede Walk: Chang Sutee.Break and Run: WSP.Young man and lady with nice figure (Male): P&B.Young man and lady with nice figure (Female): Chang Suwan. Sarah Osbourne-James presents a donation of 25,000 baht to towards the Riviera charities, received by Winston Gale and witnessed by Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh (centre).500,000 baht raised for local charitiesThe Riviera Group, along with their suppliers and contractors traded work clothes for athletic gear for a day as the property developer hosted its fourth-annual Sports Day.Pattaya Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh and Riviera founders Winston and Sukanya Gale opened the Nov. 16 event at Regents International School with Principal Sarah Osborne-James.Winston Gale running towards a silver medal in the 3000-metre marathon.The day started with a grand opening ceremony for the 300 athletes and cheerleaders. Then the games commenced with a three-kilometer long-distance run for men, women and kids.The sports day kicked off with the grueling 3000 metres marathon. It was an exciting race with some runners dropping out after a few laps. The 3 top winners in the men’s division were, 1. Suwan Team 2. Riviera Group and 3. Somchai Team. In the women’s category the Riviera Group grabbed the Gold medal, followed by Strong Agents Team, Silver medal followed by Boonteung Team, Bronze medal.last_img read more