Rathkeale fundraiser for vital Cancer services

first_imgTwitter LimerickNewsRathkeale fundraiser for vital Cancer servicesBy Alan Jacques – September 2, 2019 1287 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleGarda graduates march to an educational beat at University of LimerickNext articleNew marketing campaign to get more students into Limerick city centre Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin INDEPENDENT councillor Richard O’Donoghue and Fine Gael councillor Adam Teskey have come together with the family of the late Francie Meade to raise funds for the Mid West Cancer Foundation and Brú Columbanus.Francie Meade of Five Roads, Rathkeale passed away after a brief but brave battle with cancer on September 22 last year. During his treatment his wife Geraldine and sons Bryan and Andrew stayed at Brú Columbanus in Cork and will never forget the kindness they were met with from this voluntary organisation in their time of need.In Francie Meade’s memory his family and many friends will now host a fundraising weekend in Rathkeale on September 28 and 29 to raise money for vital cancer care services. All of the money raised will be donated to Mid Western Cancer Foundation and Brú Columbanus.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Andrew, Geraldine and Bryan Meade planning the memorial weekend in memory of Francie Meade.The fundraising weekend will kick off with a soccer tournament on Saturday September 28 at Rathkeale Astro Turf (Rathkeale AFC) from 4.30pm.On Sunday, September 29, a Road Run featuring vintage and modified cars, vintage and modern tractors, and motorbikes will commence from the Five Cross Roads. Registration will take place at the Five Roads Service Station from 10.30am.  Also on the day there will be afternoon tea and a cake sale at the Parish Hall in Rathkeale from 2 to 6pm.Cllr O’Donoghue and Cllr Teskey are urging all to get behind this very worthy cause and to remember Francie Meade – a man, they say that “helped many and always went out of his way to help those in need”. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash center_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp TAGSBrú ColumbanusCllr Adam TeskeyCllr Richard O’DonoghueFrancie MeadelimerickMid West Cancer FoundationRathkeale WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Calls to have speed limit & camera signs aligned in Donegal

first_img Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Facebook WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Previous articleNo progress on special lifejackets for Donegal fishermenNext articleOver 2,300 Donegal Junior Cert students receive exam results today News Highland AudioHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Twitter Google+center_img Harps come back to win in Waterford Calls to have speed limit & camera signs aligned in Donegal There are calls to have speed limit signs placed alongside all speed camera signs on a countywide basis.It follows reports from confused motorists that while they see the camera sign, they are then unsure of the speed limit in certain areas.Donegal County Council has committed to consulting with the TII on the issue.Cllr Gerry Crawford believes that the move would ensure a safer motoring for all:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/crawfoyjhjghjghrdspeed.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – October 4, 2019 Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterestlast_img read more

Coronavirus updates: Amid racial disparity, Cuomo says ‘let’s learn from this moment’

first_img11:20 a.m.: DOJ investigating conditions at nursing home where more than 30 diedAfter a COVID-19 outbreak left more than 30 dead at a Massachusetts nursing home, the Justice Department’s civil rights division is investigating whether the facility violated its residents’ rights by failing to provide adequate care during and before the pandemic.“The federal Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act specifically protects the rights of those confined in state facilities like the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home,” located in Holyoke, said U.S. attorney Andrew Lelling.“It would be difficult to overstate our obligation to the health and well-being of elderly and disabled military veterans and, by extension, to their families,” Lelling said in a statement.Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker called for an independent investigation into the Soldiers’ Home. This probe is the first publicly-announced federal investigation of a nursing home since the start of the coronavirus crisis. 11:40 a.m.: Boris Johnson ‘at an early stage’ of recovery, UK sees deadliest day so farBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is in a London hospital battling the coronavirus, is “continuing his recovery, which is at an early stage,” according to a statement from his official residence and office, 10 Downing Street.Johnson, 55, remains “in very good spirits,” the statement added.“The Prime Minister has been able to do short walks, between periods of rest,” a spokesman said. “He has spoken to his doctors and thanks the whole clinical team for the incredible care he has received.”A spokesman said Friday, “I am told he was waving his thanks towards the nurses and doctors that he saw as he was being moved from the intensive care unit back to the ward.”Johnson has been hospitalized since Sunday evening due to “persistent symptoms” of the novel coronavirus. He was transferred to the intensive care unit on Monday after his condition “worsened,” and released from intensive care on Thursday, a spokesperson said.Meanwhile, on Friday the U.K. saw its deadliest day from the coronavirus so far, with 953 fatalities in the last 24 hours. mrtom-uk/iStock(NEW YORK) — The global novel coronavirus death toll has climbed to over 97,000, including at least 16,736 people who lost their lives in the United States.In the U.S., over 467,000 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.With the U.S. death toll over 16,000, the virus has killed more people in a matter of months than those who died in recent years from homicide, according to FBI data.Worldwide, more than 1.6 million people have been diagnosed since the virus emerged in China in December. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks. Here’s how the news is developing Friday. All times Eastern:center_img 10:50 a.m.: Wisconsin Dept. of Health tracking if new cases emerge from Tuesday’s electionThe Wisconsin Department of Health said it plans to track whether new cases of COVID-19 arise from Tuesday’s in-person election, which was held despite the pandemic. Public health officials said they expect to see any cases from exposure begin to appear next week. “We will continue this important work to ensure that every case is followed up on, contacted, and anyone who may have been exposed notified,” said DHS Secretary-designee Andrea Palm. “We hope the extraordinary efforts taken by local clerks, public health, voters and poll workers helped minimize any transmission but we stand prepared to respond if that isn’t the case.”10:10 a.m.: Boris Johnson ‘at an early stage’ of recovery, UK sees deadliest day so farBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is in a London hospital battling the coronavirus, is “continuing his recovery, which is at an early stage,” according to a statement from his official residence and office, 10 Downing Street.Johnson, 55, remains “in very good spirits,” the statement added.Johnson has been hospitalized since Sunday evening due to “persistent symptoms” of the novel coronavirus. He was transferred to the intensive care unit on Monday after his condition “worsened,” and released from intensive care on Thursday, a spokesperson said.Meanwhile, the U.K. saw its deadliest day from the coronavirus so far, with 953 fatalities in the last 24 hours.9 a.m.: Amid racial disparity, Cuomo says ‘let’s learn from this moment’In New York, the state hit hardest by the pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo thinks “we’re on what they call the plateau, as opposed to the apex.” “The hospitalization rate is down. The number of new people coming into the hospitals is down,” Cuomo told ABC News’ Good Morning America anchor Michael Strahan Friday. “It’s making it easier for the emergency rooms to deal with this because they’re at overcapacity to begin with. “In New York state, over 160,000 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 — that’s more than any other state in the U.S. and country in the world. The virus has claimed 7,000 lives in New York.“The terrible news is the death toll is going up. And I understand the logic to that,” Cuomo said. “These are people who came into the hospital a couple of weeks ago, they didn’t recover, they were put on ventilators and once you’re on a ventilator, the longer you’re on a ventilator, the worse it gets.” He continued, “The whole system is overcapacity, but we built in some relief valves. We have a 2500-bed capacity at the Javits Center [in Manhattan] that we did with the federal government and the military. We have the U.S. Navy ship Comfort [in Manhattan] which has 500 beds available as an overflow.”As preliminary data showed the largest percentage of coronavirus deaths in New York City was among Hispanics, the governor on Wednesday called for more testing in minority communities. Hispanics accounted for 34% of COVID-19 deaths though they make up 29% of the population. African-Americans made up 28% of the deaths and 22% of New York City’s population. “Are we shocked that the rates are higher in the African-American/Latino community? We shouldn’t be, Michael, if we’re being honest,” Cuomo told GMA. “We know that there’s inequality in the health care system. We know that the poorer communities often pay the highest price for these types of emergency situations because they’re really just bringing to light that systemic racism and discrimination in the system.” “There has to be some lesson that we take from this,” he said.5:35 a.m.: IMF anticipates worst economic fallout since the Great DepressionIn a preview of its World Economic Outlook event next week, the International Monetary Fund says the world should be prepared for the worst economic fallout since the Great Depression due to the novel coronavirus.“Today we are confronted with a crisis like no other. COVID-19 has disrupted our social and economic order at lightning speed and on a scale that we have not seen in living memory,” Kristalina Georgieva, IMF managing director, said in a statement Thursday.Three months ago, the IMF said it expected at least 160 countries would see positive per capita income growth in 2020. As of Thursday, the organization now predicts over 170 countries will experience negative per capita income growth this year.“The bleak outlook applies to advanced and developing economies alike. This crisis knows no boundaries. Everybody hurts,” Georgieva said. “In fact, we anticipate the worst economic fallout since the Great Depression.”In the U.S., more than 16 million people have filed for unemployment insurance in just three weeks, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Labor.The 2020 World Economic Outlook event is scheduled for Tuesday, April 14.4:25 a.m.: FDA, FTC send warning to InfowarsThe Food and Drug Administration, along with the Federal Trade Commission has sent a notice to Alex Jones’ Infowars website to stop selling products it claims can help “mitigate, prevent, treat, diagnose, or cure COVID-19.”Officials not only warned against selling alleged treatments for coronavirus, but it also asked consumers not to use the products since none are approved by the FDA to treat COVID-19.Among the items the FDA said the conspiracy theory website was selling include, “Superblue Silver Immune Gargle,” “SuperSilver Whitening Toothpaste,” “SuperSilver Wound Dressing Gel” and “Superblue Fluoride Free Toothpaste.” The products were sold on the website and promoted on Infowars videos, the FTC letter said.The FDA has sent 26 warning letters to companies and organizations claiming to have COVID-19 treatments since March 6. Of those, 14 have been labeled as corrected.While there are trials running across the world, there is no known treatments or vaccines to cure or prevent COVID-19. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Welsh True Taste awards open for entry

first_imgThe 10th annual Wales the True Taste Food and Drink Awards will be held in North Wales for the first time, with the categories now open to enter.Taking place on Thursday 9 October at Venue Cymru in Llandudno, the awards feature a Baked & Confectionery product category, as well as more general classes including: Speciality Foods, Food for Health, Organic, Wales the True Taste Product of the Year and Retailer of the Year.The accolades aim to honour excellence and innovation in the Welsh food and drink and hospitality sectors. Past winners include Gower Cottage Brownies, Wigmore Bakery, and Bacheldre Watermill. Companies can be awarded a gold, silver or bronze True Taste badge of honour.To enter visit www.truetaste.tv. The closing date for entries is 15 April 2011.last_img

BIG WIN FOR MORE POWER: Supreme Court issues TRO vs RTC Mandaluyong, PECO

first_imgCongress insteadgranted MORE Power a 25-year franchise to distribute electricity in the city.President Rodrigo Duterte signed this legislative franchise law, Republic Act(RA) 11212, on Feb. 14 this year. “The question ofconstitutionality is of paramount importance in the interest of legal andprocedural fairness in view of the novelty of the case,” said Amular. MORE Power president Roel Castro welcomedthe issuance of the TRO. In a statement, he said it underscored the following: * there is an urgent need for the writto prevent irreparable injury to MORE Power, and Aside from RTC Mandaluyong City Branch209 presiding Judge Monique Quisumbing-Ignacio, also enjoined from implementingthe lower court’s ruling was Panay Electric Co. (PECO), their agents,representatives or persona acting in their behalf. * there is material and substantialinvasion of such right “Indeed, theruling of the Honorable SC will guide this Court whether the authorityconferred upon the plaintiff as a quasi-public corporation by Congress has beencorrectly or properly exercised by it,” he added./PN However, PECO –the sole power distributor here for over 95 years – questioned theconstitutionality of RA 11212. In July it managed to secure a favorable rulingfrom RTC Mandaluyong City Branch 209 which declared void and unconstitutionalsections 10 (right of eminent domain) and 17 (transition of operations) of thefranchise law. According to the Supreme Court,the TRO it issued should remain in effect until further orders from it. ILOILO City – MORE Electric and PowerCorp. (MORE Power) is inching closer to finally taking over the powerdistribution system here. “With the issuance of the TRO by theSupreme Court, MORE Power is confident that the lower court will take its cueand decisively rule on the Application for the Issuance of the Writ ofPossession. With all due respect, the law and rules are clear: Upon compliancewith the requirements, a petitioner in an expropriation case is entitled to awrit of possession as a matter of right and it becomes the ministerial duty ofthe trial court to forthwith issue the writ of possession,” Castro said. MORE Power brought the matter to theSupreme Court. center_img The previousjudge handling the expropriation case, Judge Yvette Go of RTC Branch 37, issueda writ of possession against PECO’s assets before inhibiting herself. Last month, Branch 35 here suspendedthe proceedings in the expropriation. Presiding Judge Daniel Antionio GerardoAmular cited supervening events that placed the court in a situation – whetherto proceed not with the implementation of the writ of possession against PECO. This latest high court ruling wasissued just this Dec. 3. Castro said it was “a manifestation of the rule oflaw.” * no other ordinary, speedy andadequate remedy exists to prevent the infliction of irreparable injury otherthan the issuance of the TRO PECO’s franchiseas sole power distributor in Iloilo City expired on Jan. 19 this year. Itfailed to secure an extension from Congress over several issues such as poorcustomer relations, erroneous billings, power failures, high rates, etc. Among others,Amular noted the Supreme Court’s pronouncement that the issue of the franchiselaw’s constitutionality would be like a prejudicial question to theexpropriation case as it would be a waste of time and effort to appointevaluation commissioners and debate the market value of the property sought tobe condemned if it turns out that the condemnation was illegal. In a unanimous decision, the SupremeCourt (SC) En Banc has stopped the implementation of the ruling of the RegionalTrial Court (RTC) in Mandaluyong City declaring two sections of MORE Power’sfranchise law void and unconstitutional. * MORE Power has a clear andunmistakable right to be protected He also lamented that the RTCMandaluyong City Branch 209 was being used repeatedly to cast doubt on the proprietyof the expropriation case that MORE Power filed against PECO before the RTC inIloilo City. “The basic rule is that every law hasin its favor the presumption of constitutionality. To justify the nullificationof sections 10 and 17 of RA No. 11212 there must be a clear and unequivocalbreach of the Constitution and not one that is doubtful, speculative orargumentative,” Castro stressed.last_img read more