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JOB VACANCY: HILLCREST HOUSE NURSING HOME LOOKING TO RECRUIT


first_imgJOB VACANCY: Hillcrest House Nursing Home is seeking to recruit an experienced Registered nurse to join their established team. Job Responsibilities:Candidates must have current registration with An Bord AltranaisExperience in the Care of Older Persons is essentialDiploma/ Cert in Gerontology will be an advantageExcellent remuneration package of €39 – 42k/pro rataFor further information, please contact Anne Gallagher (Director) on 0872584843 or by email to [email protected] Closing date for applications April 10th 2015About Hillcrest House Nursing Home:A warm welcome awaits you at Hillcrest House Nursing Home.Hillcrest House Nursing Home is a purpose built facility set in quiet, discreet grounds on the outskirts of Letterkenny. The home is situated within very short drive of the local hospitals, shops, post offices, churches and the High street.We offer each individual a home in which to live as active a life as possible, to entertain family and friends, with the comfort of 24 hour Professional Nursing, Care and Support.It is this sense of homeliness, comfort and ease that creates the welcoming warmth and friendliness for which Hillcrest House is renowned and which is cherished by residents and friends alike.    JOB VACANCY: HILLCREST HOUSE NURSING HOME LOOKING TO RECRUIT was last modified: March 30th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessFeaturesjobsnewslast_img read more


Saints confident of seeing off Chelsea’s interest in youngster – report


first_imgSouthampton are confident they will keep defender Luke Shaw in spite of Chelsea’s £4m bid, The Sun on Sunday report.Chelsea are among several leading clubs to have shown an interest in the Saints prospect, 17, but have been told he is not for sale.Related West London Sport story: Chelsea to table bid for Saints prospect (2 July)Chelsea expect to complete the signing of Victor Moses from Wigan for £8.5m this week, according to the Daily Star Sunday.Wigan chairman Dave Whelan said: “I have spoken to Chelsea’s chief executive and they are easy to deal with. We have told them the price and they will agree it or not.Striker Torres reportedly has two weeks to prove himself.“We would much prefer Victor to sign a new contract but he wants to go to Chelsea. It’s a good club so we cannot stand in his way.”The Star also say Fernando Torres has two weeks to prove he can fill the boots of Didier Drogba.It is claimed that if the Spaniard doesn’t strike – starting against Manchester City today – boss Roberto Di Matteo won’t think twice about replacing him.Meanwhile, Fulham boss Martin Jol is considering a move for Sunderland’s Kieran Richardson and is making a surprise £3m bid to sign Bolton striker David Ngog, according to The People.Richardson has been tipped to leave the Stadium of Light for £2m, while Frenchman Ngog has been linked with several clubs since Bolton were relegated last season.It is also claimed that Jol is weighing up a move for Peterborough striker Paul Taylor if he misses out on Huddersfield’s Jordan Rhodes.The Mail on Sunday suggest Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is prepared to offer Charlie Adam to Fulham as part of an exchange deal for Clint Dempsey.Blackpool have rejected the chance to sign Joey Barton from QPR on a season-long loan, the Sunday Mirror say.It was claimed that Barton was on the verge of a move to Bloomfield Road and that Blackpool were keen to sign him to get one over neighbours Fleetwood Town, where the midfielder had been training.It is now said that Blackpool did not think it made financial sense to sign a player who is suspended for the first 12 matches of the season.QPR are ready to tempt St Etienne with a £7.5m offer for young French centre-back Kurt Zouma, according to The Sun on Sunday.Rangers supposedly face competition from Juventus, who planned to watch the 17-year-old face Lille on Saturday.And The People pick up on R’s boss Mark Hughes’ apparent interest in signing William Gallas from Tottenham.This page is regularly updated.See also:Victor Moses ‘will complete £9m move to Chelsea’Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more


Survival of the Fittest – or the Luckiest?


first_imgEvolutionists assume that bacteria spread because they evolve resistance to antibiotics and become more fit to survive.  That’s apparently not true, says a story in EurekAlert about a study from Imperial College, London: the spread of bacteria appears to be due to chance alone.    Here are two quotes from the article by team members explaining the finding:Dr Christophe Fraser, from Imperial College London, a Royal Society University Research Fellow and one of the authors, says: “Microbiologists have assumed for some time that some disease strains spread more successfully than others.  In fact we found that the variation in the communities we studied could be explained by chance.  This was surprising, especially considering all the potential advantages one pathogen can have over another, such as antibiotic resistance and differences in host immunity.”    Dr Bill Hanage, from Imperial College London, and also one of the authors, says: “When we look at a sample and see that some strains are much more common than others, it’s tempting to think that there must be something special about them.  In fact, they could just be the lucky ones, and that’s what it looks like here.  Most of the variation in the spread of these pathogens can be explained by chance alone.”   (Emphasis added in all quotes.)The team studied three pathogenic bacteria and followed the social patterns of the humans they infected.  There was no clear association between success at spreading and fitness for spreading .    A related commentary by Dan Ferber in Science1 had another surprise about bacteria: they are not immortal.  Reproducing strains in a culture apparently show their age.  What does this mean?  For one thing, the results “make it unlikely that natural selection produced an immortal organism.”  For another, “It’s one of those exciting results that makes you take a fresh look at what you think you know.”  One observer is not sure the populations that stopped growing were aging; maybe they were taking a break for repairs.  But another said the new findings “put the onus of proof on anyone who claims that cells can be immortal.”1Dan Ferber, “Immortality Dies as Bacteria Show Their Age,” Science, Vol 307, Issue 5710, 656 , 4 February 2005, [DOI: 10.1126/science.307.5710.656a].Would survival of the luckiest generate all the richness and complexity of the living world?  This seems to be a very non-Darwinian way of looking at biology.  It also seems to undermine one of the key evidences of evolution in the Darwin Party’s debate arsenal: the evolution of antibiotic resistance in bacteria.    The second story reminds us that if biologists are still surprised by things happening right under their noses that have been studied for over a century, how can we trust their confidence about millions of years ago?(Visited 44 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more


Geology: Another Catastrophic Rethink


first_imgAmphitheater-shaped canyons are common throughout the West – and even on Mars.  Geologists had them pretty well figured out.  Water seeps out the bottom of a wall, weakening the face of a cliff.  Gradually, material collapses and leaves a large alcove that continues to recede headward.  That idea is now questioned by a new theory that says catastrophic flooding produces these canyons suddenly.    Space.com has a summary of a paper published in Science this week that re-evaluated a classic case, Box Canyon in Idaho.  The new theory is that sudden flooding, perhaps from melting ice sheets to the north, released a torrent of water that cut the canyon at one time.  The article estimated the complete canyon, cut into solid basalt, was eroded in 35 to 160 days at most.  The flood theory explains unusual features, like scour marks on the walls and large boulders sitting out in the middle of nowhere, that were difficult to explain with the old theory.    An idea of the size of this “megaflood” was given in the article.  Michael Lamb, geomorphologist at UC Berkeley, said, “Imagine forcing a quarter of the flow in the Mississippi through a chute 32 times as narrow and 1,000 times as steep as the Mississippi River channel.”  800 to 2,800 metric tons of water could have blasted through the channel at 22 miles per hour.    Space.com reported this article because of its implications for Mars research.  If megafloods also formed the amphitheater-shaped canyons on the red planet, perhaps calm water did not exist for long periods – a blow for those hoping life would have time to exist.Another old-age paradigm has had to shift under new investigation.  These kinds of canyons are very common in the arid southwest, like in the Grand Canyon.  Where did the water come from in the desert?  In the aftermath of a worldwide flood, such phenomena would be expected, but not in a place where geologists feel huge seas of Sahara-like sand ruled for millions of years.    Access Research Network also reported on this paradigm-shifting theory.(Visited 26 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more


SA extends African peace missions


first_img23 March 2006South Africa is to inject more resources into its African peace missions, extending the stay of its peacekeeping troops in four countries and sending a new detachment of peacekeepers to the Comoros ahead of presidential elections in that country.Government spokesperson Joel Netshitenzhe told reporters in Cape Town on Wednesday that South Africa was closely monitoring developments in politically unstable areas on the continent.Netshitenzhe said the Cabinet had decided to extend the deployment of members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) in four African countries – Burundi, Cote d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Sudan – until 31 March 2007.South Africa has 950 SANDF members in Burundi as part of a UN operation; 46 SANDF members supporting the disarmament, demobilisation, reintegration and mediation process in Cote d’Ivoire; 339 SANDF members in Sudan as part of an African Union mission; and 110 SANDF members in the DRC.Netshitenzhe said an additional 14 SANDF members would be sent to the DRC to lend support with the integration and training of DRC soldiers.Netshitenzhe said South Africa would also deploy 371 SANDF members in the Comoros as part of an African Union force that will help to ensure an environment conducive to free and fair presidential elections.He added that South Africa had recently donated 10 tons of DDT to Mozambique to assist that country in its campaign to control malaria.“South Africa will also assist with training in the safe handling, application and monitoring of the use of insecticides in keeping with guideline of the World Health Organisation,” he said.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more