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Health Minister: Letterkenny Emergency Department is performing well with no crisis

first_img Google+ Health Minister: Letterkenny Emergency Department is performing well with no crisis Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterest Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn has expressed his shock at claims by the HSE that the current Emergency Department at Letterkenny General has been performing well in recent months.Following confirmation the news E.D will open in the summer, the Dail was told an assessment by the Special Delivery Unit of the HSE  found the current Emergency Department has been performing very well.Despite clinics being cancelled do to over crowding and the I.N.M.O reporting an increase of people on trolleys, Junior Health Minister Kathleen Lynch denied there is a crisis:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/kath1pmED.mp3[/podcast]Deputy MacLochlainn welcomed confirmation the new ED would open in June or July but express shock at that claim, telling Minister Lynch if she comes to Donegal, she’ll hear a very different story:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/mclochED.mp3[/podcast] Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week WhatsApp Newsx Advertscenter_img LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Facebook Previous articleSenator O’Domnhaill calls for slurry season to be open immediately in DonegalNext articleBig Night Out 2012 News Highland By News Highland – January 18, 2012 Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more

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Sleep Tight, Learn Better

first_imgAlmost any teacher in America can look at her class and know which kids went to bed too late the night before.Sometimes the students are grumpy. Sometimes they’re drowsy. Sometimes they’re just not as attentive as they usually are. The symptoms are varied, but they’re all caused by a lack of sleep.Many kids — and adults, for that matter — don’t get enough sleep. On average, high school students need between seven and 11 hours of sleep. For younger kids, even more time is needed: 12 hours for school-aged kids, 13 hours for preschoolers and close to 14 hours for toddlers.With homework, after-school activities, increased screen time and other demands, it’s harder than ever to make sure children get enough sleep, but it’s vital to their development. Sometimes behavior problems or problems at school seem to come out of nowhere, but often it’s as simple as sleep deprivation, said Diane Bales, an associate professor of human development with the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences and UGA Cooperative Extension.Signs and symptoms of sleep deprivationThere are several symptoms that can clue parents into whether their child is getting enough sleep.“Irritability, being hard to wake up in the morning, complaining about being tired, falling asleep in the middle of things and lack of concentration are all symptoms of sleep deprivation,” Bales said. “Even excessive energy can be a mechanism that kids use to keep themselves awake.”Even for young people, it can be hard to set aside enough time for sleep each night and maintain a healthy bedtime routine.“Lots of kids of many different ages do a lot of things,” Bales said. “But a lot of people don’t understand the importance of sleep, and how damaging it is to not get enough sleep, so they don’t prioritize it.”Technology also plays a growing role in keeping kids up too late, she added.                                                                                           Light from cell phones and other electronic devices can make falling asleep difficult. Things seen or read online can create overstimulation.It’s easy for kids and adults to get drawn into games, conversations and other sources of online engagement before bed. That time online can eat into sleep time and make it harder for adults and children to fall asleep after they turn off their devices.Even without electronic interference, sometimes it’s simply hard to wind down after sports practice or hours spent on homework, even if enough time is allotted for sleep.Sleep solutionsStrengthening routines is key to making sure that kids get enough sleep. Parents should establish this by counting back from the time the kids need to wake up for school.“If the child needs 10 hours of sleep, you have to back up 10 hours from that wake-up time, and the child needs to be in bed by then,” Bales said.Another piece of the bedtime puzzle involves setting up routines that help kids relax.“It’s key to plan out when they need to have a bath, when to turn off electronics and what routine is going to help the child wind down,” she said.Building a bedtime routine will also help kids ease back into school.“Parents need to start early in the summer,” Bales said. “A lot of times, kids get off their normal sleep schedule during summer break. Parents shouldn’t wait until school starts to make that adjustment back to the school-year bedtime routine.”Bales suggests backing up the bedtime by 15 minutes every few days for a few weeks.When parents create a bedtime routine, they should think back to advice from their parents and grandparents.“It’s about turning down the lights, reading a book, taking a warm bath and having some kind of a ritual that’s part of bedtime,” she said.last_img read more

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Valencia drag Spanish FA to UEFA over European spots proposal

first_img As outlined by Marca and Cadena Cope, the Spanish FA say that the four Champions League places would go to the current top four in La Liga – Barcelona, Real Madrid, Sevilla and Real Sociedad. The proposals would see Los Che excluded from European competition altogether and, as outlined by Marca, they have now filled an official complaint. Albert Celades’s side currently sit seventh in La Liga – three points off Atletico de Madrid in sixth and automatic qualification for the Europa League. Furthermore, they would qualify for Europe as things stand in the league if the Copa del Rey final were to be played and Real Sociedad defeat Athletic Club Bilbao. Valencia have sent an official letter to UEFA complaining about a proposal from the Spanish FA to decide the allocation of European places for the 2020/21 campaign. There are growing fears that the 2019/20 campaign will not be completed due to the indefinite suspension of football in Spain caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Valencia complain to UEFA on Spanish FA’s European proposal Read Also: Ex-Barca president tips Messi to pen new deal as Neymar returnsGetafe boss Bordalas is cited by the reports as saying ‘when a championship ends, the first criterion is the individual confrontation’, while the club president Angel Torres was even more indignant.Torres is cited as saying that the Spanish FA have ‘no right’ to make these lists and added: “What we want is to play. Getafe wants to earn whatever we get on the pitch.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared10 Stunning Asian Actresses No Man Can ResistBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeSuperhero Castings That People Hated But Were Amazing7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsBest Car Manufacturers In The World8 Shows That Overstayed Their WelcomeEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddoncenter_img Athletic would automatically fill the spot – designated for the side seventh in the league – if they won the Copa as they currently are not in a European spot, but the Spanish FA proposals would also see them take it if the final was not played. As reported by both Cadena Cope and El Mundo Deportivo, the Spanish FA proposal has also left Getafe infuriated – as they would be playing in the Europa League rather than the Champions League. Getafe are level on points with fourth-placed Real Sociedad and the two have the same goal difference. La Real are ahead in the standings due to having scored more goals than Jose Bordalas’s side, but this is even more controversial due to the league’s head-to-head rules. La Liga rules stipulate that if teams finish level on points, head-to-head record between the teams will be decisive and only if they are the equal, will the decision be deferred to goal difference. However, that is only applicable if teams have played each other twice but Real Sociedad and Getafe have met just once this season – when Getafe won 2-1 in San Sebastian. Loading… last_img read more

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Man jailed after sending threats to Palm Beach Gardens church

first_imgA man is behind bars after police say he threatened a Palm Beach Gardens church via text message.Police say 40-year-old Jose Angel Gonzalez sent a text message to an employee of Christ Fellowship Church saying he was en route to commit an act of violence.Gonzalez voluntarily turned himself in to authorities and claimed he was joking about the text message.Gonzalez’s first court appearance is scheduled for Saturday.He is charged with sending electronic, written threats to kill or do bodily harm.The church released a statement thanking Palm Beach Gardens police.“I thank the Palm Beach Gardens police department for their swift action,” Christ Fellowship Church Senior Pastor Todd Mullins. “We are grateful for their support in keeping our church and community safe.”last_img