Baby died after warnings missed

Baby died after warnings missed

A woman’s first child died two days after birth when medical staff failed to spot 30 warning signs indicating the baby’s life was at risk during labour.

Alwyn Callaway suffered fatal brain damage after his heart started failing while his mother Lisa, now 41, gave birth at Watford General Hospital.

The baby was born at 3.32pm, but an independent expert who examined records of the birth said Alwyn would have enjoyed a “good outcome” if he had been delivered by Caesarean section before 10.50am.

Mrs Callaway, who has had two more children since Alwyn died threeandahalf years ago, told BBC Wales one midwife had raised concerns with senior staff on 11 separate occasions during the labour and recorded them in her notes 30 times.

Alwyn was being monitored with a heart trace known as a cardiotachograph (CTG), and his mother was being given a drug called syntocinon to speed up her labour, which the Ombudsman said should have been stopped once the baby got into distress.

Mrs Callaway said: “The senior midwife and the registrar both looked at the heart traces and said there was nothing to be worried about.

“She [the junior midwife] was continuing to be concerned about his wellbeing, and she carried on writing in her notes that he was showing signs of distress and reported it to other members of staff.

“At any of those moments, one of them could have made a decision to have a Caesarean and they didn’t.”

Alwyn was eventually delivered with forceps, but was not moving when staff gave him to his mother.

Mrs Callaway said: “I immediately thought he was dead. I said to [my husband] William, ‘he’s dead, he’s dead’, and they took him to one side and rang the emergency alarm bells and started to work on him.”

The baby was transferred to a specialist hospital in London, but died two days later.

“If he had been delivered at 10 when the registrar was in the room with us, the outcome would have been fine, a perfectly happy, healthy baby,” Mrs Callaway added.

“If he’d been born at 1.30 he would have survived but been braindamaged.

“The fact they continued to up the dosage of the drugs which was causing the damage and distress to him meant that by the time he was born at 3.30 he had no chance.”

The Callaways’s case, brought against West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust which runs Watford General, was settled out of court last year.

A spokesman for the trust said following a review, the trust had employed “significantly” more midwives, with an ongoing recruitment programme and had introduced multidisciplinary training. Read more.

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and usually a bit Fuzzy

and usually a bit Fuzzy

Fuzzy Zoeller arrived at the driving range about three hours before the Executive Women’s ProAm the first time an event has been exclusive to female amateurs. Surrounded by a lively crew, he was already full of energy as he sliced the thick, humid air with his driver and stopped to admire the good shots.

“I’ve been working with him for 25 years, and he always has a good time,” 3M tournament director Hollis Cavner said of the man he persuaded to come early for the ProAm.

The qualifier was, of course, that he could have some fun with it. Zoeller’s golf cart was equipped with his personal brand of vodka, Fuzzy a clear bottle with the image of a golf course reflected inside and a lot of plastic cups.

“You have to do that, it’s the ProAm!” Zoeller said, smiling. “If they have a bad shot, they can just drink it away.”

Father’s day

All 3M events may be free to the public, but there were few observers drifting through the gallery Tuesday because of the sweltering temperatures. But two dads tottered against the green wall of the 18th hole bleachers with their daughters, armed with PGA caps and folded paper fans.

“It’s just a good excuse to bring the girls out,” St. Paul native David Holeman said. The pair of fathers agreed the absence of players such as Fred Couples, Tom Watson and Tom Lehman “takes away from the event a little, but it’s still exciting, it’s still fun,” Holeman said.

Feels like home

Mitch Adcock, who made this week’s 3M field via the Monday qualifier, was one of the early risers on the driving range Tuesday. He had worked up a noticeable lather of sweat by midday, which oozed through his yellow shirt.

A passerby took notice and offered sympathy. But the Macon, Miss., native seemed just fine with the thick, soupy conditions. “Ah, it’s perfect,” Adcock said.

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Aussie trio lead NZ Open golf

Aussie trio lead NZ Open golf

A trio of lesserknown Australian golfers leads the way after the opening round of the New Zealand Women’s Open at Clearwater near Christchurch on Friday.

Tamara Johns, Nikki Campbell and Sarah Oh shot threeunderpar 69s, all playing in the morning in challenging conditions at Clearwater Golf Club.

Oh was the last of the Australians to share the lead after she birdied her final hole, the par3 ninth, to card an impressive 69 in the blustery conditions.

Johns, who has returned to the sport after a twoyear break, plied her trade on Europe’s development tour last year.

Campbell has enjoyed success in Japan but is heading to Europe this year while Oh, a former NSW Open winner, is focused on her golf in Korea.

“It’s a good thing to shoot a good score with the winds up. Hopefully tomorrow afternoon, it will help me get used to some of the conditions,” Campbell said afterwards.

“But it’s only one round so I’m not getting too carried away. I’m just pleased to play well in the wind.”

She was happy with her overall effort on a testing course.

“Fairways and greens are the key to playing around here,” Johns said. “The conditions were rough. When we turned the corner, it was just nasty on the front nine.

“It is pretty tough out there and it’s the sort of course that punishes you if you hit poor shots.”

World No.1 amateur Lydia Ko shares fourth place with American Alison Walshe and Nontaya Srisawang of Thailand on twounder 70, with another four players a further shot astray in a share for seventh.

Of the big names who struggled, Sophie Gustafson and Anna Nordqvist (both Sweden) shot 78 and 79 respectively while the tournament’s topranked player, world No.19 American Angela Stanford, had to settle for a sixover 78.

Bale targets Champions League place Daily Echo

Bale targets Champions League place Daily Echo

Tottenham’s hopes of qualifying for Europe’s biggest club competition took another blow on Saturday when they needed a lastgasp equaliser to snatch a draw at lowly Wigan.

Bale has been pleased with his remarkable season, which has yielded 29 goals for club and country, but qualifying for the Champions League is far more important to the Welshman, who thinks Tottenham have a bright future ahead of them.

“We have grown up together and the confidence is there. We are still young, we are improving every season and hopefully we can reach our ambitions, which we know we can achieve.”

Bale first announced himself on the world stage two seasons ago with two stunning displays against Inter Milan, but he has since gone on to become an even better footballer.

The former Southampton man has developed in to a deadly forward who is just as comfortable operating down the left or right and in his nowfavoured position just behind a central striker.

His performances this season have led to speculation that Real Madrid are set to launch a bigmoney bid for the player, but Bale himself played down talk of a summer move last night, describing it only as “speculation”.

If he continues his current form, Bale will more than double his previous best goal tally for a season of 15 and he thinks there is still plenty of room for improvement in his game.

“I definitely think I can improve,” he said.

“There is still a lot for me to do. I have only just moved in to that role in the centre so there is still a lot for me to learn and hopefully I can continue to do that.

“As long as I keep working hard on the pitch and in training hopefully that will come true.”

Some Spurs fans were aggrieved last season when former manager Harry Redknapp played Bale anywhere other than on the left wing, but he has impressed in his free role behind the striker this season.

“I’m still learning different parts of the game,” he said.

“If you are struggling on the left you can go to the centre, and if you are struggling there you can move to the right so it’s obviously great being able to play in a lot of positions and it does make you a better footballer.

“I have enjoyed playing all the positions. My favourite is probably the central role where you play behind the striker. There you can go left, right, short, deep. It’s a role I have enjoyed and hopefully can keep improving on.”

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Getting away on a trip can be a most exciting time for anyone who is planning a holiday or vacation. One of the many important things to arrange is for the placement of your luggage. Some people do not mind paying the high fees associated with carrying luggage on a flight, cruise or train. Most people, however, do not have money to give away and want to create savings on luggage storing for any occasion and keep more money in their pockets. There are many other benefits of storing luggage for any occasion where luggage needs to be taken along for the trip.

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Luggage storage facilities all accommodate other items such as excess baggage, skis, bicycles and many other items. Day trips can be enjoyed peacefully without having to worry about whether or not these valuable personal belongings are in good hands. Many times, storage facilities for luggage have policies that allow luggage to remain in storage for up to a month. Taking in the sites free of excess baggage has never been easier that by using one of these beneficial luggage storage locations. And with economical pricing compared to fees for taking luggage on a flight or rail, it makes good financial sense to use luggage storage instead.

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Ask Gill

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Elizabeth Nicholls from Harleston, Suffolk wrote

Over the years, we have taken golf clubs on holiday out of Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Norwich and Manchester airports, flying with a variety of scheduled and charter airlines. We have never been charged for taking a set of golf clubs.

Why are golfers being penalised? Airlines do not charge for skis or for pushchairs. And what about weighing people, as well as their luggage? There were passengers on our flight who weighed at least a couple of full sets of clubs more than me.

I would be grateful if you could find an explanation as to when and why golf clubs are charged for on flights.

Cyprair, the charter arm of Cyprus Airways, says that it always charges for clubs unless they fall within its 20kg (about 45 lb) free baggage allowance. However, Cyprus Airways, which operates only scheduled services, does not charge for up to six clubs on top of your luggage allowance, but you will probably pay more for the flight.

I phoned several airlines to find out what their policies are. The charter carrier Britannia says it charges for a set of clubs on European flights; on longhauls. “The charge reflects the additional handling costs at the airport because golf clubs are handloaded,” said a spokesman for the airline. So why are skis taken free on Britannia flights? “We run special ski flights, so we can absorb the extra cost in the overall charge.”

Most charter airlines charge for golf clubs, even though there is normally space in the hold because they don’t carry cargo. Now that they have built up a good business carrying golfers to Spain and the Algarve, charges are being introduced. It is an extra revenue earner in an increasingly competitive market.

The picture is similar among scheduled airlines, many of which used to allow a small set of clubs as an extra on the baggage allowance. British Airways has changed its policy over the carriage of all “sporting equipment”. On European and most longhaul flights, golf clubs, skis and surf boards are charged per kilogram if your total luggage weight exceeds 23kg (50 lb). On flights to North America and some routes to Africa, where the twopiece system is used, golf clubs and shoes are counted as one piece of baggage.

There is little doubt that, as scheduled and charter airlines lower fares to remain competitive with the nofrills carriers, they are starting to charge for extra services. The Air Transport Users’ Council says that from its postbag the maximum free baggage allowance is being more strictly enforced by airlines. “We don’t have a quarrel with airlines charging for clubs,” said a spokesman for the AUC, “as long as the information is available before people turn up at the airport and incur hefty excess charges.”

As for weighing passengers with their luggage, just imagine the chaos at checkin if everyone had to step on the scales.

There are restrictions on imports of meat and dairy products, plants and vegetables. Fresh fruit is prohibited. The CFIA says you should be all right with cheese (unless it’s packed in whey) and most baked items, including Christmas pudding.

I spoke to Chris Truelove, who set up Globalbagtag three years ago after one of his suitcases went missing on a trip to Australia. “The airline had no idea where my bag was and my description didn’t really help,” he says. “It was one of millions of black Samsonites circling the globe. I was told that the destination bar code had probably come off the case. It never did reappear and was most likely consigned to one of the regional lostluggage warehouses.”

Mr Truelove’s solution is to attach a special tag with a serial number registered to Globalbagtag’s website, so the suitcase’s owner can be identified and contacted. Anyone who finds the bag can log details of where it has ended up on the website. But surely you can just hide a note of your name and address on the inside of the suitcase? “Never advisable because of thieves,” says Mr Truelove. “Our system means that the owner of the suitcase can post details of his travel itinerary on the website, so it can be sent on to him, rather than back to the UK.”

A set of two tags costs including p p, through the website and will soon be available at airport shops in Britain. The disadvantage is that such tags are of no use if your bag has been stolen (an increasing problem in the world’s airports). If the bar code destination tag is still on the bag, the airline can usually reroute it to catch up with you without Globalbagtag’s help.

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Being ‘more technical’ can ruin your golf performance

Being ‘more technical’ can ruin your golf performance

London, Jan 30 (ANI): Want to be good at golf? Just don’t think too much, that’s the conclusion of a new study.

According to the research, the secret to a good putt is to stop worrying about stance, distances and the lie of the green and simply hit the ball.

In a bid to reach the conclusion, psychologists from St Andrews University quizzed 80 skilled and novice golfers to putt using a particular technique until they had mastered it.

Fifty percent of the participants then had to spend five minutes describing in detail what they had just done while the rest were distracted with an activity, reports the Telegraph.

When they came back to the green, those who had been thinking about their tactics took twice as many attempts to sink a putt as golfers who had not been ‘overthinking’.

Prof Michael Anderson at St Andrews University said: “This effect was especially dramatic in skilled golfers who were reduced to the level of performance of novices after just five minutes of describing what they did.

“Novices, by contrast, were largely unaffected, and perhaps even helped a little, by verbally describing their movements.

“It’s a fairly common wisdom in sport that ‘thinking too much’ hurts performance. However what we found surprising is that simply describing one’s putting skill after it has been executed, can be incredibly disruptive to future putting performance.

“In skilled performers particularly, we found that describing their skill simply impaired its retention.”

Boffins reckon the loss of performance is due to an effect called verbal overshadowing, which makes the brain focus more on language centres than on brain systems that support the skills in question.

Prof Anderson added: “Our study suggests, in a nutshell, whatever you do, don’t think too hard about your technique in between holes.

“We have found that simply talking about one’s recent motor action may sow the seeds of poor execution. This observation may have repercussions for athletes who depend on effective mental techniques to prepare for events.