Famous Chinese band are filming in Limerick

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live A well-known Chinese jazz and pop duo, called Mr. Miss, is visiting the island of Ireland – to film a series of videos for a new Tourism Ireland campaign. The campaign – called ‘Love Ireland’ – will feature 20 different experiences and activities in lots of different locations around the island of Ireland, to show potential Chinese visitors how to ‘Fill Your Heart With Ireland’.PIC SHOWS: Du Kai (third left) and Liu Lian (fourth left), both Mr. Miss; Elfie Yang, Tourism Ireland (right); and the film crew, during filming in Ireland for a new promotional campaign.Pic – Suzy McCannyA famous Chinese band are filming in Adare in Limerick.Mr. Miss, have been visiting to film a series of videos for a new Tourism Ireland campaign.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up There will be roughly 20 videos for a campaign called Love Ireland which will show experiences and activities to do around the country.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Il0Bw7EFBPEDu Kai and Liu Lian who make up the jazz pop duo rose to fame on a Chinese reality TV singing show.David Boyce, Tourism Ireland’s Head of Middle East, Asia and Emerging Markets, said: “We’re really pleased to be working with Mr. Miss on our new ‘Love Ireland’ campaign – as their fanbase is a good fit with our target audience in China.“Their videos will be seen by millions of people across China – helping to raise awareness of Adare and Ireland, and the wide variety of things to see and do here.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJjhq4cLJS4Up to 4 million Chinese people visit Europe every year so it is hoped that these videos will boost tourism in Ireland.The videos will go live in December and will be shared across numerous Chinese social media platforms. Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleMan charged in connection with robbery of cash at Limerick off-licenceNext articleLimerick to turn yellow and purple for DLD awareness day Meghann Scully WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Printcenter_img Advertisement TAGSAdareChinaKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostLimerick Post ShowMr Misstourism. tourism Ireland Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Twitter LimerickNewsFamous Chinese band are filming in LimerickBy Meghann Scully – October 16, 2019 307 Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

Research rebuts idea that epidurals prolong labor

first_imgEpidural analgesia — a mix of anesthetics and narcotics delivered by a catheter placed close to the nerves of the spine — is the most effective way to relieve labor pains.In widespread use since the 1970s, epidurals have long been thought to slow the second stage of labor, which begins when the cervix is completely dilated and ends when the baby is delivered. Because a longer duration of this stage of labor is associated with adverse outcomes, obstetricians routinely reduce or discontinue epidural pain management in an effort to expedite delivery.That practice could be out of date and misguided, according to research led by scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). A paper published this week in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology reports that epidural medication had no effect on the duration of the second stage of labor, normal vaginal delivery rate, incidence of episiotomy, position of the fetus at birth, or any other measure of fetal well-being the researchers investigated.The study compared the effects of catheter-infused, low-concentration epidural anesthetic to a catheter-infused, saline placebo in a double-blinded, randomized trial of 400 women.“We found that exchanging the epidural anesthetic with a saline placebo made no difference in the duration of the second stage of labor,” said senior author Philip E. Hess, director of obstetric anesthesia at BIDMC and an associate professor of anesthesia and of obstetrics at Harvard Medical School. “Not even the pain scores were statistically different between groups. However, pain scores in women receiving the saline placebo increased over time, as would be expected.”The study enrolled first-time mothers who were given a patient-controlled epidural analgesic pump in the first stage of labor. All mothers were given active pain medication during this stage. When they reached the second stage of labor, participants were randomized to receive either the active anesthetic (low doses of the drugs ropivacaine and sufentanil) or the saline placebo.Women in excessive pain were given unblinded doses of the active pain medication at their doctors’ discretion, and the doctors could also terminate epidural infusions at any time based on clinical indicators.The primary outcome — the duration of the second stage of labor — was similar in both groups: about 52 minutes for women given active pain medication versus about 51 minutes for women given saline, or a 3.3 percent difference. The median times were also similar: 45 minutes for women on active pain medication versus 46 for those on saline. Of note, obstetricians asked to stop epidural infusions in 38 patients for poor progression of labor. Of these, 17 were in the saline group, and 21 in the active medication group.In addition to the duration of the second stage of labor, Hess and his colleagues looked at a variety of outcomes measuring fetal health and well-being, such as birth weight, Apgar scores (a quick measure of fetal health taken minutes after birth), and umbilical artery pH, a metric for assessing fetal blood-oxygen levels. The team also compared patient-reported pain scores and patient satisfaction with pain-control measures.“Twice as many women given the placebo reported lower satisfaction with their pain relief compared to those provided the anesthetic,” said Hess. “Ethically, if epidural medications result in a negative effect on the second stage of labor, one could argue that a mild increase in maternal pain could be balanced by a successful vaginal delivery. We didn’t see any negative effects, but epidural analgesia in the second stage of labor remains controversial and merits follow-up studies.”last_img read more

Local Couple Prepares to Take on Hurricane Florence

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisHurricane Florence is ripping through the south day by day, and for this couple volunteering for the Salvation Army keeps them on their toes during any disaster. Often time’s victims forget essential needs when dealing with a disaster.The Salvation Army provides most of those items when on location. For now, the Demski’s continue to load up while waiting for their call to make the trip south to battle Hurricane Florence.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious How to Prepare Your Pet in Case of an EmergencyNext United Way’s ‘Celebrate for a Purpose’ takes over the APlex on Wednesday nightlast_img