first_imgDonegal Clinical and Research Acadmey- back from left are Kevin Moran , Eamon Magee, Charlie Mcmanus, Karl Lacey, Rory Kavanagh and Pat Shovlin. Seated David Hickey and Michael Murphy. Photo – Clive WassonRenowned transplant surgeon, Mr David Hickey, gave a moving, accurate and up to date lecture as guest speaker at Letterkenny General Hospital’s Research Day Symposium last week.Mr Hickey was invited by Mr Charles McManus, Director of Medical Education at Letterkenny General Hospital and Team Physician to the Donegal county footballers. Mr Hickey’s talk centred on how volunteerism forms the bedrock for both organ transplantation and grass roots GAA.Mr Hickey’s talk “Charity begins at home: The GAA and Organ Transplantation” was an exceptional lecture that incorporated relevant statistics regarding organ transplantation in Ireland.It was interspersed with tales of David’s life as an elite Gaelic footballer, who was once pursued by Toulon Rugby club eager for his acquisition to play out half for them in the French League.Mr Hickey asked if a signed Donegal jersey could be arranged for auction upon his return to Dublin to aid families destroyed by the typhoon Haiyan. Eager to meet a legend, current Donegal footballers, Eamonn Mc Gee, Rory Kavanagh, Karl Lacey and Michael Murphy came to present the jersey to him in person.  – Ends – Photo Details:Back Row: Mr Kevin Moran, Consultant Surgeon and Urologist, Letterkenny General Hospital and Team Physician to Donegal Football; footballer Eamonn McGee; Mr Charles McManus, Director of Medical Education, Letterkenny General Hospital and Team Physician to the Donegal Football Team; and footballer Rory Kavanagh.Front Row: Mr David Hickey, Consultant Urologist and Transplant Surgeon and Team Physician to Dublin Football; footballers Karl Lacey and Michael Murphy; Pat Shovelin, Manager Medical Records, Letterkenny General Hospital and goal keeping coach to Donegal Football. RENOWNED SURGEON REVEALS WHY THE GAA AND ORGAN DONATION GO HAND-IN-HAND was last modified: November 29th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:David HickeyLetterkenny General Hospitalorgan donationlast_img read more

Jamaica Pays Respect to Late Venezuelan President Chavez

first_imgAs a mark of respect for the life and work of the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, His Excellency Hugo Chavez Frías and notably his contribution to the development of Jamaica, Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Portia Simpson Miller has announced the following:1) Wreaths will be laid on Thursday afternoon, March 7, at 4 o’clock at the statue of the Great Liberator, Simón Bolívar by Senator the Honourable A.J. Nicholson, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade; the Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, the Honourable Phillip Paulwell; the Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Her Excellency Maria Mendoza Ortega and the Chairman of the Petro Caribe Development Fund and Financial Secretary, Mr. Devon Rowe.2) On Friday, March 8 – the day of the funeral of President Chavez, the Jamaican flag shall be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset. The protocols with respect to flying of other flags shall apply.3) High level government officials will sign the condolence book that has been opened at the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.4) On Friday, Prime Minister the Most Honourable Portia Simpson Miller will lead the delegation attending the State Funeral of President Chavez. Other members of the delegation are: Senator, Hon. A.J. Nicholson, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade; Minister of Science, Technology, Energy & Mining, the Honourable Phillip Paulwell; Her Worship Senator Angela Brown Burke, Mayor of Kingston and Vice President, People’s National Party; Senator Robert Montague, Opposition Representative and Chairman of the Jamaica Labour Party, Ambassador Clifton Stone, former Ambassador to Venezuela, along with the Prime Minister’s support and security team.last_img read more

Sea Machines Raises USD 10M to Advance Autonomous Technology

first_imgBoston-based Sea Machines Robotics has raised USD 10 million that would enable the company to further develop autonomous solutions for the maritime industry.As informed, the investment marks one of the largest venture rounds for a marine- and maritime-focused technology company and brings the total capital Sea Machines has raised to USD 12.5 million.Marking one of the largest #venturecapital rounds for a #marine technology company, Sea Machines announces that it has closed a $10M #SeriesA investment. Learn how the funds will be used and how they will advance the industry: #autonomous— Sea Machines Robotics (@SeaMachines) December 17, 2018Sea Machines said it will use the funds to expand the sales and global reach of its recently released line of products, grow the R&D and engineering teams, roll out new product feature sets, and further the company’s lead in developing advanced situational awareness systems for vessels.The industrial marine sector encompasses a broad domain of significant industries, such as maritime transportation, offshore energy, and commercial fishing and aquaculture. Though each are major contributors to the global economy, they commonly operate near or below break-even, in large part due to continued reliance on 20th-century methodologies and technologies. Today’s autonomous technology offers proven solutions to these challenges and is already being used to retool and modernize the industry for the better, according to Sea Machines.“We are creating the technology that propels the future of the marine industries. This investment enables us to double down on our commitment to building advanced command and control products that make the industry more capable, productive and profitable,” Michael Gordon Johnson, founder and CEO, Sea Machines, commented.The Series A investment was led by Accomplice and Eniac Ventures, with participation from Toyota AI Ventures; Brunswick Corp., through investment partner TechNexus Venture Collaborative; NextGen VP, Geekdom Fund; LaunchCapital; LDV Capital and others.“At Toyota AI Ventures, we believe that autonomous mobility can help improve people’s lives and create new capabilities – whether on land, in the air or at sea,” Jim Adler, founding managing director, Toyota AI Ventures, said.“Sea Machines’ autonomous technology and advanced perception systems can reduce costs, improve efficiency and enhance safety in the multi-billion dollar commercial shipping industry. This marks our first investment in the maritime industry, and we’re excited to embark on this journey with Sea Machines,” he added.“Eniac Ventures is excited to back Michael Johnson and the Sea Machines team – the leading maritime and robotics experts solving this industry’s most critical issues, including labor, safety, efficiency and cost,” Vic Singh, founding general partner, Eniac Ventures, said.“The level of traction they have from the global maritime industry is a telltale sign that the industry is the next frontier for autonomy,” he continued.“I think this investment sends a strong signal on the types of technologies that will come to define the maritime industry in the future,”  P. Michael A. Rodey, senior manager, A.P. Moller-Maersk, pointed out.Sea Machines is currently developing advanced perception and navigation assistance technology for a range of vessel types, including container ships. In the first quarter, the company will initiate testing of its perception and situational awareness technology aboard one of Maersk’s newbuild ice-class containerships.In October, Sea Machines released its introductory line of autonomous command and remote control systems, developed for the demanding challenges of vessels serving the offshore commercial, scientific and government applications.last_img read more