TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Linkedin Advertisement TAGSCervical CheckhealthLimerick City and CountyNews Previous articleHospital’s Art and Culture WeekNext articleCollege Radio gets totally wired for Record Room live show Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Facebook WhatsApp NewsHealthVicky last in line to see cancer reportBy Bernie English – September 12, 2018 2351 Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Vicky PhelanVICKY Phelan, the Limerick woman who lifted the lid on the Cervical Check cancer screening scandal, and other women affected by the issue were not given a preview of important new report despite assurances from Health Minister Simon Harris.Ms Phelan has been diagnosed with terminal cancer but was not told for three years that an audit of cervical tests had revealed that abnormalities had been missed.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This Tuesday, Irish newspapers published an outline of what was contained in the report drawn up by the independent expert, Dr Gabriel Scally, despite promises that the women affected and their families would have sight of it before it was put into the public arena.Lorraine Walsh, one of two patients representatives appointed by Health Minister Simon Harris to a steering committee tasked with overseeing changes to the screening programme, said in an interview with RTE that Vicky Phelan and other women had been re-organising personal commitments to meet Dr Scally ahead of the publication of the report on Wednesday.She said: “I know Vicky was due to have treatment, her life-saving treatment in Dublin, and she was trying to change that so she could be briefed by Dr Gabriel Scally.Ms Walsh said the group was already “emotionally charged” ahead of the report being published and the leak was very upsetting.“It had been confirmed to us yesterday by Gabriel Scally and the minister that we would be briefed prior to the report going to Cabinet or published.“And to wake up this morning and to see news of it all over the papers, it’s just heartbreaking.“It’s just so disappointing that throughout this whole experience the main information source that we have is the media.”The report contains a series of recommendations concerning the need to review screening services and governance issues and open disclosure to any person affected by issues connected with the programme in the future.Long and short-term measures have been recommended in the report but Dr Scally has said that a commission of investigation into the CervicalCheck crisis does not need to be established. Print Limerick on Covid watch list Email Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat
By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Facebook 5 CIO Priorities and Calls To Action for 2021 Launched by Info-Tech Research Group Previous articleMassachusetts FQHC Telehealth Consortium Awarded $3.1M FCC Grant to Increase Telemedicine Quality and Access in the CommonwealthNext articleThe Coca-Cola Company presenta botellas fabricadas con materiales 100% reciclados* en los Estados Unidos Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Pinterest TAGS Pinterest Local NewsBusiness Twitter Twitter TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– Info-Tech Research Group, a leading IT research and advisory firm, has released its 2021 CIO Priorities Report. This annual report combines insights from Info-Tech’s 2021 Tech Trends report and gives IT leaders a pragmatic framework to develop resilience by building up capacity and capabilities to effectively respond to emergent and unforeseen needs. The 2021 CIO Priorities Report focuses on 5 key areas, with step-by-step research methodologies designed to help build a proactive plan, preempting unforeseen issues. Each priority is backed by a “call to action” that will help CIOs immediately implement the right drivers of resilience for their organizations. To help review the following priorities, Info-Tech is hosting a 2021 CIO Priorities webinar on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, 1:00 PM ET / 10 AM PT ( click here to register) . Here are the 5 CIO Priorities emerging from Info-Tech’s report: 1. Create an appropriate budget reserve to better respond to unforeseen threats. All statistics point toward a continued and potentially worsening economic recession that will impact IT budgets. Identifying and planning sources of financial contingency will help ensure CIOs can meet unforeseen and emergent operational and business needs throughout the year. To help achieve this, prioritization of goals, programs, and projects will be key, as well as more agile approaches to budgeting and starting projects. 2. Refocus IT risk planning to mitigate emerging threats. While the threat landscape for 2021 is limitless, there are two key areas of risks coming out of 2020 that may potentially jeopardise the continuity of IT services: cybersecurity risks and supply chain disruption. For the resilient CIO, this is a good time to make sure technology investments are protected, and that risk management and business continuity planning become the priorities they should have been at the start of 2020. 3. Strengthen organizational change management (OCM) to help maximize technology investments. Statistics show that the pandemic has taken a toll on the mental abilities and wellbeing of workers, and OCM could help mitigate further disruption on technology implementations. Resilience is about having the capacity to deal with unexpected change. OCM can help build up this capacity at the organizational level by helping strategically plot the known changes while leaving some capacity to absorb the unknowns as they appear. 4. Establish capacity awareness to improve resource utilization. Resilience is best understood as an effort to build up the capacity and resources to respond to unforeseen changes and demands as they arise. Capacity awareness facilitates resilience by providing capital in the form of resource data. With this data, CIOs can make better decisions on what can be approved and when it can be scheduled for. This will not only help ensure that organizations are approving the right things at the right time, but also help improve staff morale by freeing team members from the burdens of overallocation. 5. Keep emerging technologies in view to capitalize on innovation. In many ways, 2020 was a banner year for emerging technologies as businesses were forced to accelerate their digital transformation plans. IT will continue to be in the spotlight in 2021 as the critical function in supporting the business once again and will need to focus on accelerating speed to value and thinking outside the box to confront what’s coming. Supporting ResourcesRegister here for the Info-Tech CIO Priorities Webinar.Connect with Info-Tech Research Group via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.Our Top 2021 CIO Research: 2021 CIO Priorities Report,2021 Tech TrendsDon’t miss out on all our newest research and content – visit here. About Info-Tech Research Group Info-Tech Research Group is a leading, full-service IT research, advisory, and analyst firms in North America, serving 40,000 + business leaders and professionals. With offices in Canada, U.S. and Australia, Info-Tech Research Group offers pragmatic analyst insights and actionable tools to IT departments from world-class organizations such as NASA, New Balance, Spotify and the United Nations. 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# # # As Vermont students returned to campus this week, Rep. Peter Welch held a roundtable Wednesday morning to discuss college affordability and gather input about pending legislation that could revamp the nation’s financial aid system.Welch was joined at the roundtable, which was held at Vermont Technical College in Randolph, by students and higher education officials from throughout Vermont. The group focused its discussion on the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act (H.R. 3221), which passed the House Education and Labor Committee this summer and which is expected to come to a vote in the House this fall.“Throughout Vermont, students and parents are struggling to afford college. While federal financial aid programs help many Vermonters pay their tuition bills, many more still cannot afford this most important investment,” Welch said. “As Congress weighs this comprehensive legislation, it is important for me to hear Vermonters’ feedback to ensure that we pass a bill that expands access and improves affordability.”H.R. 3221 is broad-ranging legislation that would increase the maximum size of Pell Grants, expand access to Perkins Loans, convert all new federal student lending to direct loans, create a new Community College Grant Program and simplify federal student loan applications.Participants in Welch’s forum included Tim Drew, a Community College of Vermont student, and Jessica Grout, a senior at Vermont Technical College. Representatives from the following organizations and institutions also took part: Vermont Student Assistance Corporation, Vermont Technical College, the University of Vermont, Champlain College, Norwich University, Union Institute and University, New England Culinary Institution, College of St. Joseph, Vermont Law School, Marlboro College, Goddard College, Burlington College, St. Michael’s College, Johnson State and Southern Vermont College.Source: Welch’s office.
The Dodgers have seen fire, rain and hysteria before. They have turned loose the champagne in Washington, San Francisco, Arizona, Chicago and Atlanta over the past two years. Their shape-shifting roster has a lot of silencers.Unlike most of those Dodgers victims, the Brewers are fresh and experienced, with problems to pose.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Christian Yelich of Westlake Village is the probable National League MVP, and Lorenzo Cain is a two-way force, a player who resounds far beyond his stats. Brought in by GM David Stearns, they are two front-line outfielders who remade the club double-handedly.During the season, Stearns got third baseman Mike Moustakas, part of the 2015 Royals’ championship team along with Cain, and second baseman Jonathan Schoop. Left fielder Ryan Braun, the guy who nosed out Matt Kemp for MVP in 2011, is still dangerous at 34.But the Dodgers’ largest challenge in this National League Championship Series will be a merciless Milwaukee bullpen.Working backward, they must deal with the glowering Jeremy Jeffress (.182 batting average-against), long-haired lefty Josh Hader (.132), former closer Cory Knebel (.194) and rookie blazer Corbin Burnes (.199). From Bakersfield and St. Mary’s College, Burnes has come in with nine men on base and stranded them all.Hader could not have pitched much better if baseball had outlawed the glove. He pitched 81 and one-third innings, struck out an MLB-reliever record 143, and gave up 34 hits. He was also asked to face more than three batters in 33 of his games.Left-handed batters should have negotiated a settlement with Hader before they faced him. They hit .090 against him and came up with four extra-base hits. That’s 102 lefty batters against Hader. Forty-nine struck out.Related Articles How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Nobody has found a way to turn “mojo” into an acronym, let alone measure it.The Milwaukee Brewers have the best record in the National League and a 4-0 postseason record because they pitch, hit, run and catch, not because they’re walking on sunshine.But even though the concept of vibe can’t be quantified, it’s within you and without you if you’re the Brewers.Playoff history favors That Team, the one that swims against the current of baseball economics and probability. Add veterans Joakim Soria and Dan Jennings and talented rookie Brandon Woodruff, and it would seem imperative that the Dodgers come up with early runs, maybe within the confines of the ballpark. Their little-ball game has quietly emerged, with eight steals and 27 walks against the Braves.They also will throw Clayton Kershaw and Walker Buehler at the Brewers in Games 1 and 2. That seems a massive mismatch. The Brewers had quality starts in only 31 percent of their games.Manager Craig Counsell could respond with lefty Gio Gonzalez, who struggled in Washington but pitched well in Milwaukee. Gonzalez also is 4-1 lifetime vs L.A. with a 1.89 ERA. Wade Miley is a clever lefty who vexed the Dodgers on July 31 with two hits over seven innings. The Brewers were 12-4 when Miley started.The guess is the Dodgers, with all those unruffled, code-cracking bench hitters and with a couple of days to reset, will eventually squeeze out this series, maybe with Buehler staring down the Miller Park mania in Game 6.They remember last year, the way the Astros and their fans made it feel like the first time. Besides, with all the Dodgers have encountered and left behind, when do they get to be That Team? Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error There was Atlanta in 1991, the Angels in 2002, Colorado in 2007, Kansas City in 2014. None was short on talent. They just hadn’t found a place to happen. When they did, their cities swarmed the bandwagon as if it were escaping Saigon.The Brewers are That Team in 2018, the only one that nobody but baseball people saw coming. When That Team catches a wave, it normally doesn’t crash.Milwaukee has not reached a World Series since 1982, when Chase Utley was 3. Those Brewers were Harvey’s Wallbangers, with Manager Harvey Kuenn getting around on a leg that was amputated at the knee. They were a scruffy bunch that played in County Stadium, where Hank Aaron and the Braves had won the 1957 Series.The Wallbangers sold themselves as underdogs despite two Hall of Famers, Paul Molitor and Robin Yount. They beat the Angels in the ALCS and took the Cardinals to Game 7.This team plays in swank Miller Park and gobbled up a five-game deficit on Sept. 2 to catch the Cubs and win the NL Central in the 163rd game. The Brewers have not lost since Sept. 22 (3-0 to Pittsburgh) and have an 11-game winning streak.