COASTGUARD MAN HELPS DELIVER BABY IN HOSPITAL CORRIDOR

first_imgA helicopter crewman helped deliver a baby inside the hallway of Letterkenny General Hospital.The crew of the Irish Coastguard 118 helicopter responded to the call of a woman in labour on Arranmore Island last night.But the woman’s baby wasn’t waiting around! The helicopter landed at the hospital and two paramedics started to wheel the women to the delivery suite.However she didn’t make it that far and began to give birth in the hospital corridor.The paramedics left to get the midwife but the coast guard said today that “the baby had other plans”.Crewman Gary Robertson had helped deliver the baby in the corridor by the time the midwifery team had arrived. The healthy baby boy and mother are both said to be doing fine.  COASTGUARD MAN HELPS DELIVER BABY IN HOSPITAL CORRIDOR was last modified: July 20th, 2013 by StephenShare 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) Tags:Arranmore IslandbabydeliveryLetterkenny General HospitalRESCUE 118last_img read more

2,013 Donegal people hospitalised due to COPD over two years

first_imgPeople are being urged to know the symptoms of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) ahead of World COPD Day on Wednesday November 20th.Figures show that 2,013 people from Donegal were hospitalised due to COPD between 2016 and 2018.COPD Support Ireland is working to raise more awareness of the condition.  COPD incorporates two well-known conditions – emphysema and chronic bronchitis. It is a lung condition that makes it hard for people to breathe due to obstruction of the airways. Key symptoms are a persistent cough with phlegm, shortness of breath, and recurrent chest infections.Smoking is the most common cause of COPD but prolonged exposure to environmental toxins, fumes and dust, is also a risk factor. COPD Support Ireland states that COPD is the most common disease-specific cause of emergency hospital admission among adults.Prof. JJ Gilmartin, Consultant Respiratory Physician and Chair of COPD Support Ireland, says that COPD can be managed and treated effectively, especially if caught early: “My advice to anyone who has a persistent cough with phlegm, shortness of breath, and recurrent chest infections, is to visit their GP. I would also encourage people who are over 35 years, who are current or former smokers, or who have a family history of lung conditions to talk their doctor too. If appropriate, your GP can organise a spirometry test. This is a very simple procedure where the patient simply blows into a device to determine if they have COPD.“The key thing to remember with COPD is that the earlier it is caught, the better. It means that we can make sure that a person receives the appropriate treatment and care, and have a much better outcome. Put simply, you will be able to live your life better, for longer.”People who have questions about how best to manage COPD, and who wish to speak to a specialist respiratory nurse for information and advice, can telephone the national COPD Advice Line on Freefone 1800 83 21 46. This is a call-back service and an appointment will be made for a nurse to return the call at a convenient time. The line is open Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm.For more information on COPD and COPD Support Ireland, visit www.copd.ie2,013 Donegal people hospitalised due to COPD over two years was last modified: November 14th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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) Tags:copdlast_img read more

The Man Utd vs QPR quiz

first_imgToday QPR play at Old Trafford – the scene of one of their greatest victories, along with plenty of defeats. How much do you know about the history between Rangers and Manchester United? Answer these 10 questions to find out…[mtouchquiz 4]Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Week 9 preview: Mercy hosts Los Molinos; Red Bluff, Corning on the road

first_imgRed Bluff >> It’s time for the little teams of Tehama County to make their mark on the football field. Against one another. Mercy High football and its stars Carlos Rosales, Joseph Macias, Christopher Macias and defensive stalwart Mohammed Ali will meet up and host Alex Russell and the Los Molinos Bulldogs in the annual Little Tehama County Shootout at 1 p.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Parish in Red Bluff. Los Molinos, the heavy favorite on Saturday, needs a win to stay atop the California …last_img

Plants Use the Perfect Propeller

first_imgWhat kid hasn’t played with maple seeds to watch them spin in the air like helicopters?  Scientists watch them, too.  A team from the Netherlands and California found out how they stay in the air for so long without engines to drive them.  One would think in an era of advanced aeronautical engineering the physics would all be worked out, but the abstract explains that the seeds know more than the engineers do:As they descend, the autorotating seeds of maples and some other trees generate unexpectedly high lift, but how they attain this elevated performance is unknown.  To elucidate the mechanisms responsible, we measured the three-dimensional flow around dynamically scaled models of maple and hornbeam seeds.  Our results indicate that these seeds attain high lift by generating a stable leading-edge vortex (LEV) as they descend.  The compact LEV, which we verified on real specimens, allows maple seeds to remain in the air more effectively than do a variety of nonautorotating seeds. The trees involved often grow in nutrient-poor environments, so their seeds rely on wind, updrafts and turbulent gusts to spread out.  They can sometimes fly several kilometers away from the parent tree.    The team studied three species of maple and one species of hornbeam, because “The seeds from all four of these species are known to generate high lift.”  The seeds start rotating within a meter of detachment.  “They autorotate because the heavy nut, and hence the center of gravity, is located at the base of the wing-shaped seed, they said, emphasizing again how this is partly mysterious: “The stable autorotation of maple and other rotary seeds depends on an interplay between their three-dimensional (3D) inertial and aerodynamic properties, which is not fully understood.”    Measurements of the seeds in wind tunnels showed that the leading-edge vortex (LEV) is attached at the 25% span location where the sectional lift coefficient is the greatest.  “The stable attachment of the LEV is noteworthy, given that the local angles of attack are well beyond the stall point for conventional aircraft wings and helicopter blades.”  They explain how the stalling that endangers pilots is overcome by the seeds:Like autorotating seeds, insect wings generate very high lift despite operating at angles of attack well above those that will stall conventional aircraft wings and helicopter blades (11) (Fig. 1D).  Instead of stalling, insect wings generate a prominent leading-edge vortex (LEV), which is known to be responsible for elevating both lift and drag.  Building upon these observations, we hypothesized that autorotating seeds create a LEV that enables them to generate high lift at high angles of attack during their descent.The authors believe aircraft engineers should go back to the drawing board.  “The enhanced aerodynamic performance of autorotating seeds could inspire the design of more effective autorotating vehicles.”    As to how this phenomenon arose, the scientists noted that a similar LEV lift-generating principle is employed in the wings of bats, birds, insects and seeds.  To them, this suggested “that the use of LEVs represents a convergent aerodynamic solution in the evolution of flight performance in both animals and plants.”    For more on Dickinson’s fascinating research on biological flight design, see the 11/20/2006 entry, and especially the 12/08/2003 entry.1.  Lentink, Dickson, Leeuwen, and Dickinson, “Leading-Edge Vortices Elevate Lift of Autorotating Plant Seeds,” Science, 12 June 2009: Vol. 324. no. 5933, pp. 1438-1440, DOI: 10.1126/science.1174196.Everything about this article was wonderful except the evolutionary storytelling, which incited wonder of a different kind (see Brett Miller’s treatment of the Convergence Concoction).  Convergence is not an answer; it’s a sidestep.  What should have falsified evolution is turned into a support for it by the hocus-pocus of employing a miracle word.  Aircraft engineers don’t need miracles, they need real-world physics, inspired by nature’s designs.  Keep the materialistic metaphysics out of it.    A great film on seed dispersal, including stunning images of autorotating seeds, is the Moody Science production Journey of Life.  Take your kids on a walk in the woods where maples grow and play with the seeds.  Make it a teachable moment.  Older kids might want to do a school science project on autorotating seeds.(Visited 31 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Ambulodto sinks game-winner as Wangs snaps skid vs Gamboa

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “Even if he was in foul trouble, he had the patience to take the shot,” said coach Pablo Lucas of Ambulodto, who finished with four points and five rebounds.Robbie Herndon captained the Couriers with 27 markers on a 3-of-5 shooting from threes, to go with five boards and two assists, while Michael Juico added 22 points, four dimes, and three rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWangs squandered a nine-point lead, 70-61, early in the fourth quarter and stumbled to a 79-76 deficit thanks to a Leo Avenido-led 12-1 run for the Coffee Lovers.But the Couriers regained their footing late, with Herndon drilling a huge three from the top of the arc with 1:08 to play while capitalizing on Gamboa’s four straight misses from the charity stripe to survive the thrilling affair. “Breaks of the game,” said  Lucas. “Good thing that our players did not give up and showed their never say die attitude. Leading or not, they were just focused on the game.”The loss spoiled Avenido’s 38-point, 9-rebound outing as Gamboa suffered its third straight defeat to fall to 1-3.Ken Acibar chimed in 15 markers and eight boards, while Mike Parala got 11 points and six rebounds in the loss.The Scores:WANGS BASKETBALL 88 – Herndon 27. Juico 22, Arambulo 10, Habelito 5, Tayongtong 5, Ambulodto 4, Riley 4, Sorela 4, De Chavez 3, Asuncion 2, Montemayor 2, Bitoon 0, King 0.ADVERTISEMENT GAMBOA COFFEE MIX 86 – Avenido 38, Acibar 15, Parala 11, Acuña 8, Dadjilul 4, Jumao-as 4, Padilla 3, Riva 2, Knuttel 1, Arellano 0, Montuano 0, Vidal 0.Quarters: 26-19, 44-40, 63-59, 88-86.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Durant to stay with Warriors but West joins Clippers Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ LATEST STORIES 1 dead in Cavite blast, firecenter_img Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide What ‘missteps’? Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJohn Ambulodto sank the game-winning basket at the buzzer to lift Wangs Basketball to a gutsy 88-86 victory over Gamboa Coffee Mix Tuesday in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The St. Clare big man received a pass from the driving Tim Habelito and had no second thoughts on hoisting the shot with the clock dwindling down as the Couriers snapped their two-game losing slump and improved to an even 2-2 slate.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

James Washington Earns Midseason All-American Honors from ESPN

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. ESPN released their midseason All-American Team earlier this week, and Oklahoma State star wideout James Washington has earned midseason honors. Washington is the only representative from the Big 12 conference on the list.Washington ranks ninth nationally in receiving yards per game, and ranks No. 2 nationally in that same category since week 3 after a slow start to the season.Through 6 games, he already has 36 receptions for 731 yards through the air and 6 touchdowns, averaging a gaudy 20.3 yards per catch nearly matching the 20.5 he finished with last season.Oklahoma State also placed two players on the midseason All-Big 12 list in senior safety Jordan Sterns, and junior defensive tackle Vincent Taylor.last_img read more

WATCH: Cinematic Highlights of OSU’s Win Over Texas Tech

first_imgThe Cowboys won their eighth-straight meeting against the Red Raiders, the longest current streak against another Big 12 opponent.But most of those were not without a little drama. This year was no different. Check out all the big plays per Orange Power Studios.Cinematic Highlights from Oklahoma State’s victory over Texas Tech! #GoPokes #okstate pic.twitter.com/nZIDBwjJGj— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) November 14, 2016 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Watch: Cinematic Highlights From Oklahoma State-TCU Game

first_imgSaturday was a special day in Oklahoma State’s season (obviously), and the cinematic highlights perfectly capture the importance of the Cowboys moving to 10-1* on the season.The highlights here are as good as you would expect. All the Carson truck sticks. All the Lacy grabs. All the Kenny Hill sacks. Drink it in, Cowboy fans because we get two straight weeks of bliss.Also it gave us this elite GIF.Boing boing boing. pic.twitter.com/YY1SaXfNLR— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 21, 2016 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Five Things You Need to Know About Bedlam 2016

first_img4. OU’s Offense Is the Opposite of Its DefenseThink Texas Tech with a beast mode running game. The numbers they’re putting up flirt with Sam Bradford’s 2008 Sooner offense… Just insane. For Pete’s sake two of ESPN’s top four finalists for the Heisman (as of November 29th) are offensive players for OU.Looking at stats in conference play, the Sooner O is putting up some pretty good numbers:screen-shot-2016-11-30-at-8-52-01-amDede Westbrook is the next stud in line for the annual “only receiver with a pulse but it doesn’t even matter because the dude is filthy talented” award.Baker is the prototype OU quarterback, quoted about recently (in a tremendously insightful PFB podcast) by Sooner Scoop writer Eddie Radosevich as one of “the top five cockiest persons I’ve ever been around.” The ginormous tight end/slot Mark Andrews is a red zone target and those running backs … man.5. Bedlam will be a fun one.I would pay good money for a live feed of Mike Stoops this Saturday as he watches Carson plow over backers and McCleskey slide through the secondary like a hot knife through butter. He’ll need to take his heart medication when he wakes up that’s for sure. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. As we prepare for yet another Bedlam, here are five things you need to know about OSU and OU when they get together on Saturday to decide the Big 12 Conference championship.1. OU is the worstIn a likability sense, where does OU rank? I think somewhere between a speeding ticket and an ingrown toenail. Whether it’s the band’s only song they know how to play or the abundance of “gas station for a tank of gas and ball cap fans,” OU is not enjoyable.2. No “D” for Bedlam WeekIt is fantastic that Ohio State chooses to not use the letter “M” in honor of the game with hated rival Michigan. The Bedlam version of that could be if Gundy/OSU abstained from using the letter “D” in honor of what has been by far and away the Brothers’ Stoops worst defense in recent history.“Unacceptable at so many levels,” Bob Stoops said, “I can’t even begin to try and define it.”ou-ppdThere was much lamenting post OU-Tech game this year and while there’s since been some improvement, some of that could be quality of opponent.  The offensive juggernauts of KU and Iowa State struggled and Baylor sputtered without star quarterback Seth Russell/any sense of direction or morality as a program. West Virginia bludgeoned the OU front seven and Justin Crawford is still running.PS: If your co-worker tells you it’s just because middle linebacker Jordan Evans went down, Crawford had 178 yards at halftime (Evans went out in the 3rd).Justin Crawford has been named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week AND the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week.STORY: https://t.co/2nWSjQ4c3e pic.twitter.com/q9Svx1CZOM— WVU Football (@WVUfootball) November 21, 2016PFB’s Kyle Cox did a fantastic job breaking down how the running game could fare against the Sooners, and a major highlight is how both teams fared over the last three games. The 240+ yards the Pokes are averaging over that time would put them within seven yards of leading the conference in running the football. OU is giving up 240+ on the ground, a number that would rank at the bottom of the barrel in what some refer to as the Conference Where No Defense is Played.Middle linebacker Jordan Evans is a player that holds down the middle of the field when he’s in and Bob is “fairly confident he’ll be ready to play by the end of the week.” Color me skeptical that Evans will be back to anything close to 100 percent for Bedlam — hamstrings don’t heal quickly. In addition to Evans, OU also lost a couple of stud defensive linemen up front, and now you’ve got a couple athletic guys running around without a nose for the ball.3. Porous Pass DefenseWhat do the football teams at New Mexico State University, UMass and Idaho have in common? They allow fewer passing yards per game than the no. 122 ranked Oklahoma Sooners.Houston’s Greg Ward, Jr. threw for 321, Tech’s Pat Mahomes went for an NCAA-record 734, UT-Frosh Shane Buechele went for 245 and my favorite, TCU’s Kenny Hill threw for 449 yards and five scores against the Sooners. Kenny is averaging 217.8 yards per game in B12 play and is benched every other week.One of the top rotation players in the OU secondary was booted for a violation of team rules recently What could he possibly have done to be kicked off the OU football team? Do you have to be video taped committing a felony not be a five star to be held accountable for your actions?A true freshman is starting at corner and the nickleback Will Johnson won’t be playing this week. Safeties Ahmad Thomas and Steven Parker are super talented, but one-on-one coverage isn’t what you’d call a strength.Much ado has been made for “all conference” corner Jordan Thomas who’s likely to draw The President assignment. Stat I can’t get over: DQ Osborne has the same amount of interceptions as this ballyhooed ball-hawk. Zach Sanchez left a year early and it’s left a hole on the back line.James Washington thinks it’s time to …center_img Neither of the Bedlam opponents is untouchable, plenty of close wins on both sides of the fence. But there will be two offenses in this game worth the price of admission.When was the last time we felt really good about a team going into Norman? Chelf and Randle nearly stole one in 2012 but Luchador Landry and his mustache didn’t strike fear in the hearts of Cowboy fans.2016 features Mixon and Perine vs. Carson and Hill, Rudolph vs. Baker. Bob vs. The Mullet. Baker is pining for that trip to New York he missed out on in 2015 and will be ready to dance the night away.last_img read more