first_imgA well known clothing retailer has gone Christmas Crackers – over Christmas jumpers!The big day may be more than five weeks away, but The County Seat in Letterkenny reckons it’s time to invest in some Christmas cheer.Several versions of the Christmas jumper are on offer…at €25 each. And if you get into the festive spirit before November 30, there’s a chance to win a €100!CLOTHES SHOP GOES CHRISTMAS JUMPER CRAZY! was last modified: November 16th, 2013 by John2Share 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:Christmas JumpersCounty Seatletterkennylast_img read more

A Call to Action to Address Iatrogenic Fistula: Webinar on 17 August!

first_imgPosted on August 8, 2016August 10, 2016Click 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Join EngenderHealth for a webinar and discussion on iatrogenic fistula on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 9:30am Eastern Daylight Time.Evidence is emerging that iatrogenic causes contribute significantly to the burden of genital fistula in low-income countries. Given the preventability and severity of fistula, data on iatrogenic fistula indicate the urgency of improving surgical training, supervision, and facility capacity, particularly amid increasing rates of cesarean section and gynecologic surgery in low-income countries. While data indicate the need for a consistent definition of iatrogenic fistula, people working on these issues have yet to reach a consensus on definitions or a minimum acceptable standard of surgical care in low-income countries.Webinar learning objectivesReview available data on iatrogenic fistula and recognize data gapsIdentify challenges around developing a consensus on the definition of iatrogenic fistulaShare successes in addressing iatrogenic fistulaHold a discussion following the panelists’ presentations to establish next stepsRegistration informationRegister for the webinar here.After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar.PanelistsDr. Lauri RomanziProject DirectorLauri Romanzi is a physician and is Project Director for the Fistula Care Plus project. Dr. Romanzi is a U.S. board-certified gynecologist with subspecialty board credentials in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS). She most recently served as Visiting Associate Professor of Female Pelvic Medicine at Yale University, engaged in fistula and FPMRS capacity building in Rwanda’s Human Resources for Health. She supported quality assurance at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Kigali, developing graduate and postgraduate programs in gynecology and urogynecology for the University of Rwanda College of Health Sciences; she also developed a central academic and regional district hospital outreach care program for genital fistula, pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence, and other congenital and acquired pelvic floor disorders. Dr. Romanzi’s international program management experience in Africa and Asia includes program development and management, development of a national strategy for fistula eradication, protocol development and technical oversight, capacity building, database guidance, registry design, and grants acquisition. She has a vision for fully integrating fistula care into maternal health services, as well as integrating fistula care into the broader scope of female pelvic medicine service models. She has worked with most of the multilateral and bilateral agencies, international nongovernmental organizations, professional associations, and academic institutions in this field in various capacities, in such countries as Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ghana, Guinea, Nepal, Niger, Senegal, Somaliland, and Togo.Vandana Tripathi, MPH, PhDDeputy Project DirectorVandana Tripathi is the Fistula Care Plus Deputy Director. Before joining EngenderHealth, she worked on research studies related to maternal and newborn health, particularly quality of care measures in Sub-Saharan Africa, through projects at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program. Prior to this, she served as the head of programs at HealthRight International, where she supervised the development, implementation, and evaluation of health and human rights projects, both globally and in the United States. Vandana has also worked on reproductive health and HIV and AIDS programs at a variety of organizations, including Planned Parenthood of New York City and the Ford Foundation. Vandana received her PhD from Johns Hopkins University, her MPH in maternal and child health from the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, and her BA from Brown University.The webinar will be moderated by Bethany Cole, the Global Projects Manager on the Fistula Care Plus project. Please direct any inquiries about the webinar to more about the Fistula Care Plus and follow on Twitter.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

Microservices and containers are perhaps the great

first_imgMicroservices and containers are perhaps the greatest potential change in how IT organizations deliver and run software services since the arrival of virtual machines. Such a change brings with it lots of interest and enthusiasm, and inevitably much hype and bandwagon-jumping, too.But, amid all the noise, let’s not forget that it’s early days yet—not just for the technologies, but especially for the processes and practices around microservices and containers. Pretty much everything in this space is either still waiting to be invented or needs a lot of fine-tuning.Given the incredibly rapid pace of change in this area, it’s essential you have a clear understanding of the capabilities of the technologies and experience level of your teams before making any implementation decisions. Bottom line: Doing research is absolutely not the same thing as going for full-scale adoption. Production is never a good arena for R&D.Here are six important questions organizations should ask before moving beyond research: 1. What is your business need? Perhaps the most fundamental question you and your company need to answer before deciding to adopt microservices or containers is whether there is a real business problem that needs to be solved—one that cannot be solved satisfactorily with your existing approaches or technologies. Microservices and containers are new, evolving fast, and still not very well understood, all of which represent risks that need to be balanced by some concrete benefits for your teams and organization. 2. Do you have the engineering know-how? If you are convinced that microservices and/or containers do indeed promise to solve a problem that you can’t address in other ways, make sure you have access to expert platform engineering resources, because you will need them. This issue extends well beyond the fact that APIs and frameworks are pretty much brand new. Getting a container-based platform up and running in production means solving many “adjacent” problems that the current frameworks cannot address, such as optimizing networks, deciding on storage strategies, handling backups and failover, dealing with security, and so on. 3. Are you willing to learn as you go? At present, there are many more questions around production-ready microservices and containers than there are answers. Even if you have the right engineering expertise to handle the challenges, you should be prepared for a multi-year period of ongoing experimentation and learning.At least some of the APIs and frameworks you will choose will undergo significant, backwards-incompatible changes or even fall by the wayside entirely. You will also need to rip and replace others that turn out not to be suitable or mature enough for your scenario. Finally, there’s the matter of best practices for everything from operational procedures to app delivery patterns; be prepared to develop these yourself.last_img read more