We deserve better – Local Cllr reflects on hospital stay

first_img Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – January 30, 2020 AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows We deserve better – Local Cllr reflects on hospital stay Twitter Google+center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp A Donegal County Councillor believes that there must be a better way in tackling the trolley crisis. Cllr Gary Doherty had to spend a number of nights in Letterkenny University Hospital last year after becoming unwell, but had to lie on a trolley in a corridor for the final night of his stay due to overcrowding.Reflecting on his experience, Cllr Doherty, despite feeling exposed and vulnerable, counts himself lucky that his time in hospital was brief and he frequently thinks on those less fortunate.He says it’s time the serious shortcomings within the health service were addressed, and that people deserve better:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/gdgfdfgdfgdfgdary.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleTraffic calming measures on the way for KilleaNext articleMcGinley children to be laid to rest tomorrow News Highland Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitterlast_img read more

Cross sisters push each other down stretch for No. 1 Syracuse

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 17, 2014 at 1:47 am Contact Tyler: [email protected] As Kelly Cross entered the latter half of her lacrosse career at Upper Dublin (Pa.) High School, she faced the tough task of choosing where to play at the college level.But older sister Amy, then a freshman midfielder for Syracuse, made that decision really easy.“I have always looked up to (Amy) as a role model,” Kelly said, “so it sort of made sense to just come here and follow in her footsteps.”Now, senior Amy and sophomore Kelly are dependable contributors on the No. 1 team in the country, combining for 19 goals and 30 ground balls in 2014. They’ll look to finish their final season together just as strong, beginning when the top-ranked Orange (14-1, 5-1 Atlantic Coast) travels west to face No. 9 Notre Dame (9-6, 2-4) at 3 p.m. on Saturday.Although they are two years apart, both Amy and Kelly said they remain as close as they have ever been. But their tight bond has also sparked a competitive spirit that drives both to play their absolute best.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We just motivate each other, without even having to say anything,” Kelly said. “There is always that sense of wanting to one-up each other, which is I guess better for both of us.”The two siblings grew up in a very competitive atmosphere, especially when it came to lacrosse. Their mother, Dee, starred at Shippensburg State College and captained Team USA in the 1986 and 1989 World Cup tournaments. She is now an inductee in the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame and the head coach of Upper Dublin.Their older sister Ali also played throughout her childhood and at Shippensburg, while younger sister Julie currently stars for Upper Dublin and has already made a verbal commitment to Syracuse.Amy and Kelly also played field hockey and soccer, respectively. In fact, Kelly said she grew up idolizing Mia Hamm and dreamed of playing on the pitch. However, their constant exposure to the sport helped lacrosse win out by high school.“They were around it so much, and they just liked it,” Dee said. “Amy would come to every practice, so she would start playing with the older girls. Then Kelly started playing even younger.“It was pretty much a domino effect.”Eventually, two generations of Crosses merged as both played for their mother in high school, spending two seasons as teammates. Dee said being able to coach her daughters was the most fulfilling experience of her life, and something Amy and Kelly would never trade.Meanwhile, Ali said her sisters’ demeanor on the field was very unique. They played with an edge, but knew when to dial back and never let it spill over.“I am very not competitive in the same way Amy and Kelly are,” Ali said with a chuckle. “We are creepily alike — all four of us, really. The only thing we fought about was clothes.”The Orange’s 18-6 victory over Canisius on Feb. 16 was a perfect example of the sisters’ competitive, yet friendly, athletic rivalry, Amy said. When one of them made a big play, the other wanted to follow suit. “She scored, and then I scored, and then she scored again,” Amy said. “It’s not a bad competitive, but it pushes us to work hard.”Kelly said she’s now more motivated than ever to improve her game because it’s the final year for a great senior class. If nothing else, she said the underclassmen are working really hard because they know this is a year they can step up and help their mentors win a title that has eluded them.That being said, having a sibling in the group makes this season much more meaningful.“It’s going to be sad when Amy leaves,” Kelly admitted. “It’s just been a great experience that not everyone gets to have, to play with your sister not only in high school but in college.”The sisters still have at least a handful more games together, and they’re going to savor each one. So will their mother, who tries to attend as many games as possible even though she gets extremely nervous sitting in the stands.And while a competitive fire burns in the two middle siblings, it will never overcome the connection that lacrosse has brought to their entire family.“It’s a huge support system, and we push each other to be better,” Amy said. “It’s just cool that we’ve created this ‘Cuse family and we all get to play for such a great team.” Commentslast_img read more

CET holds workshop on research

first_imgThe Center for Excellence in Teaching hosted an event Thursday to inform students about obtaining research opportunities.The event, Now You Know: How To Get Research, featured a presentation with details on finding and acquiring research assistant positions as an undergraduate, along with a panel of students who have participated in research.The CET is an institution that works closely with the Office of the Provost to organize events and discussions about how to improve classroom experiences for students, teachers and teaching assistants.Carson Lam, a freshman majoring in business administration and psychology and an undergraduate fellow for CET, was one of the event’s hosts and helped organize the event so students could discover research opportunities at USC.“I really wanted to do this event because I’ve always wondered about research, and at the end of last semester, I got the opportunity to be a research assistant,” Lam said.“I felt like it would be really cool to just workshop with other students who want to learn about research. It’s a mystery for a lot of students that we want to demystify.”Lam emphasized that research is not just for students interested in the sciences and that it is not necessary to be an expert in the field you want to research in.Brenda Yang, a senior majoring in interdisciplinary studies and a CET undergraduate fellow, recommended several methods of finding research opportunities, including talking to professors, following up on help-wanted postings and emailing researchers.“There is no formula to getting research,” Yang said. “If you work hard, if you are interested, if you are persistent, it is totally feasible to do.”Speakers at the event also mentioned that there are many opportunities to do research in the summer, on and off campus.Gene Bickers, vice provost for Undergraduate Programs, said involvement in research provides students with a valuable experience outside the classroom.“[Research] is the chance to become active in a new problem,” Bickers said. “It’s an open-ended problem where there’s no known answer, and that can be exciting. It’s also the chance to work with a professor one-on-one or in a small group setting, and it’s a chance to get a lot of good experience with what you may be doing after graduation.”Bickers also stressed the importance of taking initiative to learn about research opportunities as early as possible.Student panelists at the event shared stories of their personal experiences in research. The session concluded with an individual question-and-answer period with the panelists.Kathryn Kinas, a freshman majoring in business administration, said the event opened her eyes to many chances to do research at USC.“After coming to this seminar, I fully intend to approach one of my professors in the future and get involved with the many research opportunities that USC provides,” Kinas said.CET, founded in 1996, aims to provide leadership and support to the development of the university’s learner-centered education and is responsible for programs such as the teaching assistant program.last_img read more