North West Cancer Centre launches step-by-step video guide for patients

first_imgAn information video has been launched to guide new patients attending the cross-border North West Cancer CentreThe video was produced to give patients an opportunity to prepare for what to expect before and during their radiotherapy or chemotherapy treatment at Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry.The video follows two patients (actors) from their arrival at the Cancer Centre, through the treatment planning process and shows what can be expected from the treatment itself.  It also highlights the support available from Macmillan Cancer Support, both at the Cancer Centre and at the Macmillan Support Centre on the Altnagelvin site. Watch the video here: Una Cardin, Assistant Director of Nursing at the North West Cancer Centre, said: “The new video was developed to assist our patients, especially those with a new cancer diagnosis and visiting the Cancer Centre for the first time.  We incorporated all the relevant information on what to expect when attending for diagnostic scans, pre-treatment appointments and the treatment itself.“The video also features staff and volunteers from the Centre and lets patients know the range and many different staff they will meet during their cancer treatment journey.” Useful information on parking, support services and other facilities in the hospital are also covered to ensure that the patient has all information available before their first appointment.Una added: “A person’s cancer journey can be a worrying and emotional time. We hope that the video will help break down some of the fear, uncertainty and misunderstanding that can come when faced with having to receive treatment for cancer. It will provide people with information so that they know where to come and what to expect. We hope this will also give people the time to think of questions they would like to ask staff when they arrive for their treatment.”Staff at the North West Cancer Care CentreThe North West Cancer Centre opened in November 2016 and has treated over 2000 radiotherapy patients across a range of tumour sites over the past three yearsThe video can be accessed via the Western Trust’s Website. West Cancer Centre launches step-by-step video guide for patients was last modified: November 1st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

QPR linked with Leicester City target and former Portsmouth star

first_imgQPR are making a late bid to hijack Leicester City’s proposed signing of Argentina midfielder Esteban Cambiasso, the Sunday People say. Foxes boss Nigel Pearson wants to sign the 33-year-old and recently expressed anger that news of his interest had been leaked.And it is claimed that Rangers manager Harry Redknapp is now looking to land Cambiasso, who is a free agent after leaving Inter Milan.Redknapp, who recently signed Chile star Mauricio Isla on loan, is also keen on Hull City’s Egyptian international Ahmed Elmohamady, again according to the People.Wing-back Elmohamady is also said to be a target for Turkish club Besiktas.Meanwhile, the Mail on Sunday say QPR are interested in former Portsmouth midfielder Lassana Diarra.The 29-year-old, who played under Redknapp at Pompey and also had spells at Chelsea and Arsenal, is currently with Lokomotiv Moscow.It is claimed that Napoli are interested but that he would prefer to return to London and could be available if Rangers agree to pay £6m and his wages, said to be £80,000 a week.See also:AC Milan to offer QPR £3m for Taarabt, reports in Italy claimFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Final RVO rule leaves waiver loophole open

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The National Corn Growers Association said the EPA’s final 2019 Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) rule under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) moves renewable fuels and energy security forward in 2019, but the growth will only be realized if EPA does not grant refiners further RFS exemptions.“We are pleased the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) maintained the implied conventional ethanol volume of 15 billion gallons and increased the total 2019 renewable fuel volume as intended by the RFS. However, EPA granted refineries 2.25 billion gallons in RFS waivers over the past year but did nothing to account for those lost volumes. If EPA continues to grant large amounts of waivers in this manner, the volumes set in this final rule cannot be met,” said Lynn Chrisp, NCGA president.In comments on the rule, NCGA and its grower members urged EPA to take steps to maintain the integrity of the RFS, including projecting 2019 waivers and accounting for those gallons to keep the RFS volumes whole. By failing to account for waivers in this final rule, EPA ensures that any 2019 exemptions will reduce the volumes the agency sets.“Ethanol has been and continues to be a strong market for U.S. corn farmers, especially during these tough times in the farm economy. When the EPA continues to grant waivers and does not account for those volumes in this rule, domestic demand for our crop is lost, impacting farmers’ livelihood and the economy of rural America,” Chrisp said.NCGA will continue to work with EPA to ensure the full energy and environmental benefits of the RFS are achieved. As EPA implements this volume rule, as well as considers pending petitions for RFS exemptions, NCGA urges the agency to prevent further demand destruction and support a strong RFS that will benefit America’s farmers and rural communities, provide cleaner air and boost our nation’s energy security.last_img read more

IPL 2019 Auction: Varun Chakravarathy ‘over the moon’ after bagging million-dollar deal

first_imgUncapped Indian Varun Chakravarthy was sold to Kings XI Punjab for a whopping Rs 8.40 crore at the IPL 2019 Auction in Jaipur on Tuesday. Varun Chakravarthy, who had a base price of Rs 20 lakh, said he was “over the moon” after fetching big bucks at the auction which witnessed some intense bidding war for the mystery spinner.After a bidding war between Kolkata Knight Riders and KXIP, mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy went to Punjab. Varun Chakravarthy, who hails from Tamil Nadu, has as many as seven variations up his sleeve. Chakravarthy, 27, was an unknown quantity till he turned heads with his performances in the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) and the Vijay Hazare Trophy earlier this year.The architect-turned-cricketer said getting a buyer at a base price of Rs 20 lakh was the only thing on his mind.”I am over the moon… I never expected this [to be picked up for such a big amount]. I thought I would be bought at my base price,” Varun told PTI.Chakravarthy broke into the Tamil Nadu 50-overs team on the back of impressive performances in the TNPL for eventual champions Siechem Madurai Panthers and subsequently made his Ranji Trophy debut. He said being picked by an IPL team would help him grow as a cricketer as he could learn from Indian stars including KXIP captain and fellow Tamil Nadu spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.”It is a big opportunity for me. I can’t express my happiness in words. I hope to learn a lot from people like Ravichandran Ashwin, who is the captain of Kings XI Punjab and the others. I can pick the brains of leading international stars and use it to become a better cricketer,” he said.advertisementChakravarthy was designing buildings a few years ago, having completed Bachelors in Architecture from SRM University in Chennai. He initially bowled medium-pace before taking up spin. However, injury forced him to give up bowling medium-pace and turn to spin and his fortunes changed as he began to make an impact in the highly competitive city league.”I stopped being a medium-pacer and took up spin bowling as I felt it would put less pressure on my knee (which I had injured). As it happened the move worked,” he said.Varun said his good show in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, during which he took 22 wickets, helped him get noticed and brought him on the radar of IPL franchises.”My good show in the Vijay Hazare Trophy brought me to prominence and probably IPL franchises would have taken note. I am looking forward to sharing the dressing room with the big names of the game,” he added.He attracted attention during the TNPL for his ability to bowl a variety of deliveries. He mixed off-spinners and leg-cutters making it tough for batsmen to pick him. He picked up nine wickets in the TNPL and was able to carry on the good work in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.He also attended trials with IPL team Mumbai Indians earlier this year. S Vincent, who coached Chakravarthy during his early years at St Patrick’s school here, and is now based in Dubai, said the spinner is a fast learner.Apart from being a quality slow bowler, Chakravarthy is adept with the bat too, Vincent added. He said given the talent Chakravarthy possessed and his dedication, he was going to go places and the IPL could be the first step in that direction.Also Read | IPL 2019 Auction: 8 teams spend Rs 106.80 crore on 60 playersAlso Read | Yuvraj Singh will play for Mumbai Indians next yearAlso Read | Sam Curran gets auctioned for INR 7.20 crorelast_img read more