#BREAKING NEWS Gardaí confirm Limerick woman was murdered

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleMissing man’s body found in LimerickNext articleOn Aladdin’s magic carpet with Princess Sukiyaki Editor Advertisement TAGSGardaílimerickMichael CurtismurderNew Roadpathologistpost-mortemRose HanrahanSuperintendent Derek Smartthomondgate The late Mrs Rose Hanrahan.Gardaí have confirmed that a murder inquiry is now under way into the death of 78-year-old Limerick woman Rose Hanrahan whose body was found at her home yesterday afternoon.Gardaí upgraded their investigation after Deputy State Pathologist Michael Curtis carried out a post-mortem examination on Mrs Hanrahan’s body this evening.Earlier today, Gardaí received court authority to continue searching Ms Hanrahan’s home at New Road, Thomondgate  for a further 48 hours.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mrs Hanrahan’s body was discovered in a downstairs room of her home by a relative at around 1.30pm yesterday.Superintendent Derek Smart is briefing media on details of the investigation at   Mayorstone Garda Station.The crime scene at New Road, Thomondgate.Photo: Brendan GleesonMore news here Twitter WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebookcenter_img Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsBreaking news#BREAKING NEWS Gardaí confirm Limerick woman was murderedBy Editor – December 16, 2017 13358 last_img read more

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Strategic foresight for the future of tomorrow

first_imgWe’ve all been disrupted, our daily routines, our hobbies, our home life, our work life, and so on, and so on.  The only thing certain is that things are uncertain.  However, uncertainty breeds creativity, new perspectives, and the opportunity to truly innovate.For many, the initial reaction to COVID was to survive.  Emotions ran high; scared, confused, anxious, mad, sad, indifferent, hopeful, helpful and even inspired.  Since then it’s been an ongoing pivot of emotions and predictions for the unforeseeable future of tomorrow, next week, next month, next year.We’ve challenged ourselves to think harder, faster and different. We can no longer categorize ourselves simply as someone who “fights” or “flights”. We are many things – fighters, hiders, innovators, failures, survivors, helpers, motivators, leaders, etc.Each new idea – good, bad, and off the wall – has merit in the way that we understand the inspiration and the problems they attempted to solve. Learning is a continuing activity and from every failure, we should be able to learn something new about the way we operate and the way we think.Regardless of how much content we can digest, we’re still humans and we can’t predict the future. And, as humans we all struggle with the unknown. You can’t hit a target you can’t see.  So, the goal is to create traction rather than stress by directing our energy towards something positive.Typically, strategic foresight helps us strategize for the future. However, under our current circumstances, next week is just as uncertain as twenty years from now.So, how can we take principles from strategic foresight and strategic planning to help us navigate these uncertain waters? How do we lead our business through the uncertain now and all possible futures?Here are a few tips: Keep it simple (KISS Method)During this time, we can fall into an analysis paralysis trap very easily. Don’t get wrapped up in every chart and detail; don’t over analyze. Be nimble and keep it simple. The KISS principle is that most systems work best if they are kept simple rather than made complicated; therefore, simplicity should be a key goal in design, and unnecessary complexity should be avoided.Try different ideas, measure, and move. Fail fast! Now is not the time to over plan, the future is fragile. Focus on the fundamentals, strip away the fluff, and make sure your “platform” is prepared and flexible to support many different futures.Be intentional It all starts with intention. For example, at Think|Stack our 2020 goals included a tremendous amount of growth. This event has caused us to change our 2020 mantra. As a leadership team we decided that the “new” primary focus of 2020 is to ensure every customer is served and every employee stays employed. This doesn’t mean that we won’t grow, we are hopeful that growth can still occur, but it provides great clarity for us and our team about decisions we will make, risks we will take and what we need to trim to focus solely on that outcome. What is your new or rejuvenated intention? How are you communicating that? Stay focused, but be openLooking for new opportunities or getting wrapped up in non-critical functions can be an outcome of all the turmoil. We must remind ourselves to stay focused on the mission and intention. But we must not be so focused that we miss a great opportunity or navigate ourselves out of business, we need to be able to pivot. Depending on your business, everything may have fundamentally changed and that might require a significant pivot. Don’t be afraid to look for those signs and have your organization prepared to pivot if needed or desired. Do the basics wellIf you have ever played a sport, you know how important the fundamentals are. If you do the fundamentals well, and you work together as a team, you will win most of the time, even without the superstar athletes. The last few years we’ve been living in a thriving economy; we were the winning team. And then, we were thrown an unexpected curveball and our growth mode was quickly disrupted. Think back to when the Baltimore Ravens were the winning team, and then lost in the 2nd round of the playoffs. Recognize that you need to take a step back, collect yourself and go back to the basics.Think about the foundation your company was built on. Strip away all the glitter and make sure you, your team, and your budget are focused on those same basics that made you successful in the first place. Remind yourself to strengthen those skills and rebuild upon your original foundation.It’s like in basketball, if you can’t make the fade away three in the corner, you might want to return back to the free throw line and strengthen your basic shooting skills. Talk to your clients No matter the industry, needs are changing. How you interact with and serve your clients is going to change. Heck, your clients might change. Get in touch with your clients, now more than ever.  Do it often and in different manners. Pick up the phone vs. sending an email. If you do nothing else on this list, do this because nothing is more important than hearing from them directly and understanding their needs. Be empathetic, be authentic. You will win a client for life and you will understand the strategy that needs put in place to properly serve their needs. Exercise, practice makes perfectDo some exercises to check your strategy and direction. Use this energy to innovate and change. Take time with your team to connect via virtual exercises and stay connected to stay aligned.Now that you’ve read through our tips, we encourage you to download our simple one-page Strategic Worksheet to help identify your new 2020 Mantra!This can be a great way for you to redirect your organization’s energy and focus towards positive innovation, now and in the future.Reuse the worksheet as often as you like!  It’s always good to keep ideating to remain current so that you and your organization aren’t caught off guard.We encourage you to use this worksheet collectively as a team. Your leadership team can also create sub-strategies within their departments.  Just remember to come back together as a whole to make sure you’re all working towards the same common goal.Encourage the conversations and direct the stress and fear into positive change! 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Chris Sachse Chris found his entrepreneurial spirit at a young age. He used that vision and drive to found Think|Stack.  Demonstrating the path, while relentlessly moving forward, Chris is passionate about … Web: www.thinkstack.co Detailslast_img read more

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Health officials say antiviral resistance likely in some pandemic flu cases

first_imgJun 30, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – A spokesman for Roche, the maker of oseltamivir (Tamiflu), said yesterday that Denmark’s report of resistance to the drug in a patient with novel H1N1 (swine) influenza, the first reported finding of its kind, wasn’t surprising and that the news underscores the importance of monitoring for any viral changes.David Reddy, who leads Roche’s influenza task force, told Bloomberg News that experts know that during seasonal influenza outbreaks, patients can develop resistance. “We fully expect that this can also occur during treatment with a new flu strain,” he said.He characterized what occurred in the Danish patient as “drug-induced resistance” that developed when a low dose of medication was used, as opposed to the more widespread resistance that occurs when a flu virus acquires new characteristics, which has happened over the past 2 years with the seasonal H1N1 strain.World Health Organization (WHO) spokesman Dick Thompson said today that the Danish case is isolated and has no public health implications, Reuters reported. “But we must remain alert as the virus can change at any time and we must not be complacent,” he added.The antiviral resistance finding will not prompt any changes in the WHO antiviral recommendations, Thompson told Reuters.Roche said it is monitoring drug resistance in several countries, and health officials in several nations, including the United States, are also watching for changes in the virus. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in its most recent surveillance report, released Jun 24, that of 191 novel H1N1 isolates that have been tested for resistance to neuraminidase inhibitors, none showed resistance.The CDC recommends treatment with oseltamivir or zanamivir for all patients who have confirmed, probable, or suspected novel H1N1 infections who are hospitalized or are at high risk for complications.Carolyn Bridges, MD, associate director of epidemiologic science in the CDC’s influenza division, told National Public Radio that though the United States hasn’t detected any antiviral resistance in the new virus, it will likely occur here eventually. She said the novel flu virus has an “N1” gene that is very different than the “N1” of the seasonal H1N1 virus, so perhaps the pandemic virus isn’t as susceptible to the antiviral resistance mutation seen with the seasonal H1N1 strain.See also:CDC influenza surveillance report for week ending Jun 20last_img read more

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