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first_imgPrint Email Facebook Twitter Advertisement Waiting lists could be slashed – consultantTHE MID-WEST’S only consultant orthodontist wants immediate action taken by the government to address public waiting lists for children needing braces.Dr Ted McNamara of St Camillus Hospital, points out that recommendations made eight years can free up four-year waiting lists at little cost-if introduced.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Private treatment, he said, costs up to £4,000 – “which is a huge amount of money for most”.He alleged that there is a lot of obscene dental politics involved.“Politicians are afraid to take action on 2002 and 2005 reports from the Joint Oireachtais Committees on Health and Children, that made very good recommendations.“They found that certain practices are artificially blocking the system and creating longer waiting lists -these politicians need to have the courage to implement the changes recommended”. Dr McNamara has written to Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly, and asked him to implement the recommendations.Biteback, a group of concerned parents who are working together for children in need of braces, also want the government to act.At the first public meeting on the issue last year, 300 parents with children on the HSE orthodontic waiting list turned up. Biteback secretary, Ursula Cosgrove, explained the situation to the Limerick Post:“We are frustrated with the long delays and want to hear from parents in the same situation. My child was on the list for orthodontic treatment for eight years”.The parent-run group is developing a website which will include an online petition.“We want our children taken off the waiting list and we need to get our current Minister for Health to act”.The issue, she added, is affecting hundreds of parents. “At present, they are visiting local health centres and being told the waiting list is three to four years, and that they are better off going private. A lot of parents aren’t even going on the waiting list, so if we have 1,100 and 1,200 children in the Mid West, that’s not a true reflection.“There are thousands of children in need of treatment”She said that internationally, 30% of children needed orthodontic treatment, which means that the correct figure for the Mid West could be around 6,000.“We would encourage parents to put their children on the waiting list to make it more accurate”.Biteback meet at Watchhouse Cross library on the first Thursday of every month.Anyone seeking more information can contact Biteback via email at [email protected]center_img Linkedin WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsParents bite back on orthodontic issuesBy admin – May 19, 2011 769 Previous articleMoney scams rampant in LimerickNext articleNews briefs adminlast_img read more

first_img Read Full Story HILT awarded seven Spark Grants of $5-$15K this fall. Awardees will:Design a “hackathon” as a participatory learning and engagement strategy. Marcus Mello and Lindsay Woodson (GSD) will host a design-focused hackathon – inclusive of Harvard community members across disciplines – in order to prototype methodologies of community engagement.Explore optimal sequences of instructional material. Marshall Thomas (HMS), Selen Turkay (CADM-VPAL), and Michael Parker (HMS) will compare combinations of instructional modalities in controlled studies and online courses at HMS.Investigate the impact of embodied exercises. Irwin Shapiro and Anna Yermakova (FAS) will measure retention in students taught with relevant physical exercise versus taught with demonstrations.Leverage teaching fellow potential in experiential learning. Erin Baumann, Carolyn Wood, and Allison Pingree (HKS) will interview faculty to surface best practices in designing the role of the teaching fellow in experiential learning environments.Pilot an advanced elective in primary care medicine. Kristen Goodell (HMS), Barbara Ogur (HMS-BIDMC), Sara Fazio (HMS-BIDMC), Barbara Gottlieb (HSPH/HMS-BWH), Valeria Pazo (HMS-BWH), Colleen Farrell (HMS), and Lydia Flier (HMS) will design a 2015-2016 course employing near-peer teaching in a primary care experience.Refine a new approach to legal education. Jon Hanson and Jacob Lipton (HLS) will offer a conference for University faculty and students to evaluate and discuss how the bottom-up approach to The Systemic Justice Project can be generalized.Study the long-term retention of information in science education. Susanne Jakob and William J. Anderson (FAS) will administer a survey to graduates of SCRB 10 to analyze long-term retention of concepts.last_img read more

first_imgNewcomer Ruby Lewis is set to make her Great White Way debut in Cirque du Soleil—Paramour. The production, which will unite the signature spectacle of Cirque du Soleil with Broadway’s storytelling, is now scheduled to officially open on May 25, 2016 (instead of June 2). Previews will still start on April 16 at the Lyric Theatre.Lewis first came to Cirque du Soleil’s attention in For The Record: Baz, the post-modern cabaret inspired by the films of director Baz Luhrmann. She has also appeared in the national touring companies of Gypsy, Grease, Jersey Boys and We Will Rock You.Directed by Philippe Decouflé, Paramour is set in the world of Golden Age Hollywood. The event will spin the tale of a beautiful young poet forced to choose between love and art. Additional casting for the 38-member company that blends the best in circus arts will be announced soon. Related Shows View Comments Cirque du Soleil PARAMOUR Show Closed This production ended its run on April 16, 2017last_img read more

first_imgThe Carbon War Room, a non-profit organization that harnesses the power of entrepreneurs to implement market-driven solutions to climate change, today announced the first wave of cities selected to participate in the Green Capital Global Challenge.Participant cities were selected from across the United States, Canada and Europe, after the Carbon War Room received an overwhelmingnumber of applications from cities around the world.  They include:  Atlanta, Babylon (New York), Burlington(Vermont), Charleston (South Carolina), Chicago, Gainesville (Florida), New York City, Portland (Oregon), San Francisco,Washington D.C., Toronto, Vancouver, London, Birmingham (England), and Copenhagen.”In this time of uncertainty around the ability and resolve of governments to lead the planet to low-carbon prosperity, it is up to businesses and cities to step up and assume responsibility,” said Sir Richard Branson, Co-Founder of the Carbon War Room.  “Mayors are the entrepreneurs of the civic world who realize their pivotal role in the fight against climate change.”Many participating mayors around the world echoed Sir Branson’s sentiments, citing this as a tremendous opportunity for their cities to engage in a healthy competition that will be a key step in moving many of their pioneering initiatives forward – ranging from green building initiatives and renewable energy programs to achieving full carbon neutrality.  Moreover, all mayors agreed that this is an initiative that will reduce energy costs, create green jobs that will improve their economic competitiveness, and, most importantly, improve the quality of life of their citizens.  “These cities are committed to taking immediate action to be a part of a movement that will create jobs, help local economies thrive, and green cities around the world,” said Jigar Shah, Chief Executive Officer of the Carbon War Room.  “These cities, along with many others that applied for the first wave, have pioneering sustainability visions, but they cannot do it on their own.  The Carbon War Room is committed to working with them to create the mechanisms that will allow cities and the private sector to work together to make these visions a reality.””We were inspired by the quality and quantity of nominations in the selection process,” said Peter Boyd, Director of Operations of the Carbon War Room.  “We will be working hard alongside the first wave of cities to help connect them with the private capital they need to improve energy efficiency of their buildings, and create jobs in their cities.”Launched by the Carbon War Room during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, the ‘Green Capital – Global Challenge’ is a two year program that seeks to mobilize capital and resources into city-led energy efficiency initiatives that will culminate in a review of results achieved in London, during the summer of 2012.By the end of this year, the Green Capital – Global Challenge will look to engage with a second wave of cities to further promote energy efficiency and renewable energy programs.  The next round of nominations for cities looking to join in the Challenge will close 15th September 2010.  Today’s announcement follows closely behind the ‘Creating Climate Wealth’ summit hosted by the Carbon War Room last week in Washington, D.C.  Working in close concert with entrepreneurs and “intrapreneurs” from the government, nonprofit, and corporate communities, the Summit was designed to identify the policies, market frameworks, and programs that will clear the barriers to wealth creation in the new low carbon economy. Though the Green Capital Global Challenge was already well under way, responding to the challenges and opportunities of improving energy efficiency in the built environment was one of the many topics explored by attendees.About the Carbon War RoomThe Carbon War Room harnesses the power of entrepreneurs to implement market-driven solutions to climate change. The War Room’s unique approach focuses on bringing together successful entrepreneurs, business leaders, policy experts, researchers, and thought leaders to focus on market-driven solutions. For more information, visit www.carbonwarroom.com(link is external).SOURCE The Carbon War Room. WASHINGTON, April 28,2010 /PRNewswire/ —last_img read more

first_imgI covered some ground this weekend. Pisgah was in a good mood and I’m smiling back, legs are sore too. Point to point, Bent Creek to Cove Creek Campground, 24 hours of Obiefest, than point to point Cove Creek to Bent Creek. Otto turned two, Lucy had her first wipeout on the strider, trying to sleep reminded me of Bonaroo, we shivered and worried about the kids freezing, maybe slept after the last dog barked, then woke and slowly realized how sun and warmth can ease the aches.Winter’s broke and Pisgah is refreshed. The ground is saturated and spongy, the beeches are washed up with new rocks, the trails are drying out, and the hemlocks are all dead. I like to see the little changes over a winter and think about time. Pisgah is at least six thousand and one. Thinking about geological time makes me feel ok with things, I’m alright existing in geological time.I haven’t been riding as much as I’d hoped but I feel ok considering. If there’s one thing I can do it’s wing it. Carpenters are famous for that. On the job you have a plan but you learn when to shelve the plan and look at the house. I’ve got winging it down. It might be a great attribute and downfall as such things go. As this year’s racing season comes upon me I can tell one thing and that’s that I’ll be going back to the tried and true strategies of winging it, getting loose on the downhill’s, and saying my prayers. Right now I’m just thankful for a great weekend, an epic with my dad on Saturday, Trish getting a good one today, and a solo mission home.Oh, and also thankful to be soon riding the lightest bike of my life, a Scott. It’s lining up just like I planned.last_img read more