first_imgLifford Clonleigh Resource Centre Local Notes• In the New Year we are hoping to run the ASIST programme (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) this is a two day skills building workshop in Suicide first aid delivered by the HSE. This course would be suitable for caregivers who regularly have contact with vulnerable groups in their work or role in the community. If you would be interested in taking part please contact reception on 074 91 41773! • Mental Well Being Programme: This programme will run on a Monday Morning from 10.30-12.30 starting from 7th October-9th December. For more information contact reception on 074 91 41773!• Self Management Course living a quality of life with a long term condition. Do you suffer from a health condition and would like to live a healthier lifestyle? If YES, this course teaches people the tools for management and self-core. It will cover for example, relaxation techniques exercise and healthy eating and much more. Courses are free of charge and are being held throughout the county. This programme will take place in Lifford on Wednesday 2nd October at 10a.m. For further information please contact Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre on 074 91 41773. • Stress Management programme: This programme gives women the opportunity to share what they consider to be “Stress” as it relates to them and highlights the manifestation and impact of stress of the physical body. Participants will focus on their energies and will gain good tips and coping strategies on how to handle stress. This programme will run on a Thursday morning from 10.30-12.30 starting from 24th-28th October. For more information contact reception on 074 91 41773!• English Language Classes: Learn to speak/improve your English language skills. This is an accredited on the National Framework of Qualifications. Minimum of 7 participants. This is supported by the Donegal ETB. For more information contact reception on 074 91 41773.• Parent and Toddler Group: We are running a parent and toddler group on a Wednesday morning from 10.30-12.30 in the ABC Centre Lifford starting 2nd October 2013. All parents and toddlers are welcome to come and join the fun and activities.• Friday Fun Klub & Lifford Youth Club Presents The Rose of Clonleigh. See our local Hunks as you have never seen them before, in the Fir Trees Hotel Strabane on Saturday 21st September 2013@9.00p.m. Music by: Men in Black. Tickets: €10. Tickets are available at Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre.• Driving Theory, Advanced Photography, Basic Computers and Gardening: The following classes will commence in the next few weeks in Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre. If you would be interested in taking part please contact reception on 074 91 41773!• Clothes Appeal: Blossoms charity shop is appealing for donations. We are looking for clothes, shoes, belts, bags, bric-a-brac, toys and books (in good condition). Items can be dropped into the Resource Centre when the shop is closed. “Many thanks”• “Blossoms” Charity Shop: We are currently looking for volunteers for our local charity shop “Blossoms”. This shop generates much needed income to help the running costs of the Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre. Without the help of volunteers we would not be able to open the shop. The new opening hours of the shop are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 12-4pm. If you have any free time to spare and would like to help out please contact reception on 074 91 41773.• New weight loss class on Thuirsdays from 6.30-7.30pm in Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre €5.00 per class. There is no joining fee or no penalty fees. Weekly group meetings and weigh in. For more information contact Karen on 086 3470798 www.slimruswithkarenmcglinchey.com • Good Morning Service: We are currently looking for volunteers for our Good Morning Service in Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre. Do you have a few hours per week to spare and would like to join our team of volunteers who make telephone calls to older people each week in their homes. Full training, Monitoring and support are provided for all volunteers. Contact us for more information on 074 93 21598.• Astro Turf Pitch available for hire midweek and weekends (daytime only) for more information contact the centre on 074 91 41773.• Counselling & Support Services: Free Confidential Counselling Support. You can avail of this service free of charge if you are 17 years or over, whether you are Male or Female. Service Available@ Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre, Castlefinn and Manorcunningham. Strictly Appointment Only. For Further information contact44 784 9223 114. • Young parents Pathways programme Start date to be confirmed: This programme is open to Young parents that would like to learn: Parenting Advice, Personal Development, Health Awareness, Paediatric First Aid and IT Qualification. Also enjoy Fun days out for parents & children, Visits to health spas. All expenses are covered by this programme at no cost to the individual. There is also childcare supplements and free travel available. For further information or to receive an application form Contact 04882 250 962 /0749141773.• Writer’s Group: will be starting back on Wednesday 18th September from 2.30-4.30.• Knitting group: will be starting back on Wednesday 11th September from 8.00-9.30.• Just 4 Me Group: every Monday from 12.45-2.45.• 50+ groups: every Tuesday from 11.30-1.30.• Friday Club: every Friday from 11.00-1.00.DD LOCAL: LIFFORD CENTRE OFFERS RANGE OF FREE COURSES was last modified: September 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:Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre noteslast_img read more


first_imgA total of 42 of the best basketball players in Donegal have signed up to play in the 2nd Letterkenny Summerleague. After the success of the league last year, Mark Cannon decided that he would once again run the league this year, and believes it will become an annual event not to be missed if you are a basketball fan.After players have registered to play Summerleague, they are then assigned to a team, where they will play games over a period of six weeks to see who will be crowned Summerleague champions.There are six teams in total, seven players on each team and they play each other twice in the league over the first five weeks. The playoffs will commence in the final week between the top four teams, while the bottom two teams will square off in a wooden spoon game. Each team plays a game every Tuesday and Thursday in Aura.This year Mark Cannon (organiser) decided that he would get new reversible jerseys for the league and these were kindly sponsored by Edwin Foley & Co Chartered Accountants, who has backed the Summerleague for its second straight year. Week one got off to a great start. The early favourite Lakers were matched up against the Celtics and this one would go down to the wire. For the first time these players played together as a team, both teams got off to a great start with scores from Eduardas Diktonas (Lakers) and last years top scorer Paul McHugh (Celtics). There were multiple lead changes in the game, with Ejder Akkoc (Celtics) and Kieran O’Neill (Lakers) working hard for their respective teams. O’Neill scored a three with only a few seconds left for the Lakers to seal their first win of the Summerleague 46-44. Top Scorers: (Celtics) Paul McHugh and (Lakers) Kieran O’Neill.The second game of the opening night saw Magic take on a weakened Thunder squad. Magic took advantage of this early on with Zak Balogun and Edvinas Dapsys scoring with strong inside moves. The Thunder would not give up and continued to play hard through the reigning MVP Billy Banda and Mike Foy. However, the Magic players were much fitter and ran out winners 56-40. Top Scorers: (Magic) Mark Cannon 19pts and (Thunder) Billy Banda 12pts.The Bulls and Clippers played off in the last game of the night. Both sides were evenly matched in the first half and went score for score with nobody able to take a commanding lead. Paul Murray (Clippers) did a great job attacking the basket early on, while Troy Morris notched a few scores to keep his Bulls team within touch. The second half saw the Clippers run out comfortable winners, with Shaun Wogan leading the fast break, on a scoreline of 54-40. Top Scorers: (Bulls) Pauric Carr 18pts and (Clippers) Shaun Wogan/Steve Cannon 15pts.On the Thursday of Week 1, the teams were back in action once again. This time, the Thunder took on the Celtics. The Thunder were once again missing key players and this hurt them down the stretch, however, they will return to full strength next week. Renatas Jocys (Celtics) finished strong inside during this game, while Fermin Maniti and Connor Reid (Thunder) tried hard to keep the game close. Pete Rose (Celtics) took control in the second half and rallied his team to their first Summerleague win 53-32. Top Scorers: (Celtics) Ejder Akkoc 16pts and (Thunder) Connor Reid 14pts.The second game of the night saw the Clippers and Lakers face off, with both teams having won their respective opening night games. Clippers raced into an early 17-7 lead with Steve Cannon scoring three three-pointers. However, the Lakers never gave up and continually clawed their way back into the game. The old vet Brian Gribben reeled back the years in this game and top scored for his Lakers team through tough post play. The second half remained close, and Lakers led by 2 points with two minutes to go. However, they were held scoreless for the remainder of the game, while Steve Cannon and Rory O’Brien finished out the game strong to make it two wins from two for the Clippers 43-39. Top Scorers: (Clippers) Steve Cannon 20pts and (Lakers) Brian Gribben 15pts.The final fixture of the opening week was between Bulls and Magic. Magic took command early in this game through great shooting from Erik Dragunas and they opened up a double-digit lead. But the Bulls were only getting warmed up and came chasing back with a great run put together by Pauric Carr and Mindaugas Bartasius. They brought the game level with four minutes to go and took a two-point lead with two minutes to go. Mark Cannon had the hot shooting hand all game and his Magic teammates continued to get him the ball in good positions for easy scores. Magic regained the lead and held on to win 55-49. Top Scorers: (Bulls) Pauric Carr 19pts and (Magic) Mark Cannon 32pts.These teams will take the court every Tuesday and Thursday in Aura between 8-10pm, so if anybody is interested in coming down to watch the games, then they are very welcome free of charge. There are three games each Tuesday and the same on Thursday so there is plenty of action on display. All our information (stats, fixtures, results and more) can be viewed online at http://www.edwinfoley.ie/Letterkenny-Summer-League-2012Summerleague Table 2012 (After Week 1)Team Played Won Lost For Against Diff PointsMagic 2 2 0 111 89 22 6 Clippers 2 2 0 97 79 18 6Celtics 2 1 1 97 78 19 4Lakers 2 1 1 85 87 -2 4Bulls 2 0 2 89 109 -20 2Thunder 2 0 2 72 109 -37 2BASKETBALL: LETTERKENNY SUMMER LEAGUE IS BACK FOR SECOND YEAR was last modified: May 28th, 2012 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:Letterkenny basketball summer leaguelast_img read more

Ankle arthroscopy

first_imgDefinitionAnkle arthroscopy is surgery that uses a tiny camera and surgical tools to examine or repair the tissues inside or around your ankle. The camera is called an arthroscope. The procedure allows the doctor to detect problems and make repairs to your ankle without making larger cuts in the skin and tissue. This means that you may have less pain and recover more quickly.Alternative NamesAnkle surgeryDescriptionYou will likely receive general anesthesia before this surgery. This means you will be asleep and unable to feel pain. Or, you may have regional anesthesia. Your leg and ankle area will be numbed so that you do not feel any pain. If you receive regional anesthesia, you will also be given medicine to make you very sleepy during the operation.During the procedure, the surgeon does the following:Inserts the arthroscope into your ankle through a small incision. The scope is connected to a video monitor in the operating room. This allows the surgeon to view the inside of your ankle.Inspects all the tissues of your ankle. These tissues include cartilage, bones, tendons, and ligaments.Repairs any damaged tissues. To do this, your surgeon makes 1 to 3 more small incisions and inserts other instruments through them. A tear in a muscle, tendon, or cartilage is fixed. Any damaged tissue is removed.At the end of the surgery, the incisions will be closed with stitches and covered with a dressing (bandage). Most surgeons take pictures from the video monitor during the procedure to show you what they found and what repairs they made.advertisementYour surgeon may need to do open surgery if there is a lot of damage. Open surgery means you will have a large incision so that the surgeon can get directly to your bones and tissues.Why the Procedure Is DoneArthroscopy may be recommended for these ankle problems:Ankle pain: Arthroscopy allows the surgeon to explore what is causing your ankle pain.Ligament tears: A ligament is a band of tissue that connects bone to bone. Several ligaments in the ankle help keep it stable and allow it to move. Torn ligaments can be repaired with this type of surgery.Ankle impingement: Tissues in your ankle can become swollen and sore from overuse. This makes it hard to move the joint. Arthroscopy can remove the tissue so you can move your joint.Scar tissue:This can form after an injury to the ankle. This surgery can remove scar tissue.Arthritis: Arthroscopy can be used to help reduce pain and improve movement.Cartilage injuries: This surgery can be used to diagnose or repair cartilage and bone injuries.Risks Risks of general anesthesia are:Allergic reactions to medicinesBreathing problemsRisks of ankle arthroscopy are:BleedingInfectionBlood clotFailure of surgery to relieve symptomsFailure of repair to healWeakness of the ankleInjury to tendon, blood vessel, or nerveBefore the ProcedureTell your health care provider what medicines you are taking. This includes medicines, supplements, or herbs you bought without a prescription.During the 2 weeks before your surgery:You may be asked to stop taking medicines that make it harder for your blood to clot. These include aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve), and other medicines.Ask your health care provider which medicines you should still take on the day of your surgery.If you have diabetes, heart disease, or other medical conditions, your surgeon will ask you to see your doctor who treats you for these conditions.Tell your health care provider if you have been drinking a lot of alcohol, more than 1 or 2 drinks a day.If you smoke, try to stop. Ask your health care provider or nurse for help. Smoking can slow wound and bone healing.Tell your doctor about any cold, flu, fever, herpes breakout, or other illness you may have before your surgery.On the day of surgery:You will likely be asked not to drink or eat anything for 6 to 12 hours before the procedure.Take the medicines your health care provider told you to take with a small sip of water.Your health care provider will tell you when to arrive at the hospital. Be sure to arrive on time.After the ProcedureYou can usually go home the same day after you recover from the anesthesia. You should have someone drive you home.Keep your ankle elevated above your heart for two to three days to help reduce swelling and pain. You can also apply cold packs to reduce swelling.Keep your bandage clean and dry. Your health care provider can show you how to change the dressing.You can take pain relievers, if needed, as long as your doctor says its safe to do so.Youll need to use a walker or crutches and keep weight off your foot.Outlook (Prognosis)advertisementArthroscopy uses small cuts in the skin. Compared to regular surgery, you may have:Less pain and stiffnessFewer complicationsFaster recoveryThe small cuts will heal quickly, and you may be able to resume your normal activities in a few days. However, if your doctor had to repair a lot of tissue in your ankle, it may take several weeks to heal. How quickly you heal depends on how complicated the surgery was.You may be shown how to do gentle exercises as you heal. Or, your doctor may recommend that you see a physical therapist to help you regain the full use of your ankle.ReferencesIshikawa S. Arthroscopy of the Foot and Ankle. In: Canale ST, Beaty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 12th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Mosby; 2012:chap 50.Miller M, Hart J. Surgical Principles. In DeLee, JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drezs Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2009:chap 2.Review Date:5/15/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.last_img read more

HMD slashes prices of Nokia 6.1, Nokia 5.1, Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 8 Sirocco in India

first_imgHMD Global has refreshed the prices of some of its early 2018 smartphones following the launch of newer devices like the Nokia 6.1 Plus and 5.1 Plus. The Nokia 6.1, Nokia 5.1 and Nokia 3.1 see prices slashed by up to Rs 1,500. The Nokia 8 Sirocco, on the other hand, sees a massive price drop of Rs 13,000 in the country. The new prices for these Android One devices can be seen on the Nokia Mobile Store.The Nokia 6.1 was originally launched in India in April at Rs 16,999 for the 3GB variant, while a second 4GB variant was launched soon after at Rs 18,999. In August, both the variants saw a price drop by around Rs 1,500. The device gets yet another price cut now and can be availed at Rs 13,499 and Rs 16,499, respectively. This makes the device even more attractive when coupled with the fact that it is confirmed to get Android 9 Pie later this month.The Nokia 6.1 sports a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display with a traditional 16:9 aspect ratio and a 2.5D Gorilla Glass on top. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 630 processor and gets Zeiss-branded optics with a 16-megapixel rear camera and f/2.0 aperture and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. Nokia 6.1The Nokia 5.1 was launched at Rs 12,499 in the country, but now sees a Rs 1,500 price cut. The device is now available at Rs 10,999, which is similar to the Nokia 5.1 Plus. The Nokia 5.1 brings a 5.5-inch FHD+ IPS LCD display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a an octa-core MediaTek MT6755S SoC coupled with 3GB of RAM. The device is also offered with 32GB of internal storage and ships with Android Oreo.advertisementThe Nokia 3.1 2GB variant first came to India in July for Rs 10,499. This variant sees no change in its price. However, the 4GB variant that was launched later on at Rs 11,999 now sees a price drop by Rs 1,000. The model can now be purchased for Rs 10,999.Lastly, we have the Nokia 8 Sirocco, which is HMD’s most premium offering right now. The phone was launched earlier this year at Rs 49,999, but HMD has now dropped its price significantly by Rs 13,000. The Nokia 8 Sirocco can now be purchased for Rs 36,999. The major price cut may be due to the fact that the device runs a now dated Snapdragon 835 chipset. It could also suggest that HMD is gearing up to launch its 2018 flagship smartphone soon.ALSO READ: Nokia 6.1 to get Android 9 Pie soon, Digital Wellbeing available on Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6.1 Pluslast_img read more