Dr Holohan issues important message as 14 day run in to Christmas begins

first_img Twitter By Alan Hartnett – 11th December 2020 Dr Holohan issues important message as 14 day run in to Christmas begins Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Friday, December 11, 2020Next articleLaois GAA PRO issues warning over ‘bogus streaming sites’ as matches return Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival “To ensure the safest possible interaction with your family over Christmas, consider restricting your movements now.“Risk assess the environments you plan to be in over the next two weeks; are they compliant with public health measures? Can you keep a two metre distance? Are people wearing face coverings?“Now is the time to make decisions about what interactions are necessary and pose the lowest risk to you, your family and friends over Christmas.”SEE ALSO – Laois primary school announce closure until after Christmas due to Covid-19 cases RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook Nobody wants to have to spend Christmas day alone in their room and that was the gist of the message that Dr Tony Holohan gave at last night’s briefing at the Department of Health.He urged members of society to their own “risk assessment” before deciding to come into contact with others.He said: “Tomorrow marks 14 days to Christmas Day. Electric Picnic Facebook TAGSChristmasCoronavirusDr Tony Holohan Pinterest Electric Picnic Home News Dr Holohan issues important message as 14 day run in to Christmas… News This day two weeks will be Christmas Day.Christmas is an important time for a lot of people. And this year, it is probably the first time that many of us will get to meet family members for a long time.And after the year we have all endured due to the Covid-19 pandemic, having Christmas this year is probably more important than ever.And that is why today’s date, December 11, significant because from this day onwards, the risk of having to self isolate over Christmas increases.If a person either contracts Covid-19 or is designated as a close contact of a confirmed case, they will have to enter a 14-day period of self isolation. Twitter Electric Picnic Pinterest Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date WhatsApp Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festivallast_img read more

Fund sales up slightly during RRSP season: IFIC

Mutual fund net sales were essentially flat during RRSP season compared with last year, according to the latest data from the Investment Funds Institute of Canada. IFIC said Thursday that industry net sales for February came in at $7.1 billion, pushing the year-to-date net sales total to $9.7 billion. In 2011, net sales for the first two months of the year — the traditional RRSP season — were $9.5 billion. Mutual fund sales slump continued in November Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news While overall RRSP season net sales were up slightly from last year, long-term fund net sales for the period were down a bit, slipping to $11.45 billion this year from $11.55 billion in the same period last year. For the month of February, long-term net sales were up year over year, to $7.9 billion from $7.5 billion in the month last year. Money market funds are still in net redemptions, with $827.4 million worth in February. Year-to-date net redemptions were $1.74 billion, which is down a bit from last year’s total of over $2 billion. Balanced funds led the net sales in February, with $5.5 billion worth, compared to net sales of $1.9 billion in January. Year-to-date net sales for balanced funds totaled $7.4 billion, which is down from $9.6 billion for the same period last year. Bond funds managed net sales of $2.87 billion last month, up a little from January. Net sales for the category in the first two months of the year totaled $5.25 billion, which is up sharply from just $243.0 million for the same period last year. Equity funds remained in net redemptions in February, with $990.4 million in redemptions, which is more or less flat from $1.06 billion in January. Year-to-date net redemptions for equity funds totaled $2.05 billion, compared to net sales of $1.39 billion for the same period last year. IFIC said that total mutual fund assets under management for February were $810.4 billion, up 2.4% from $791.2 billion in January. Canadian fund sales exceeded $23B in February Keywords Fund salesCompanies Investment Funds Institute of Canada Mutual fund sales outpaced ETFs in September James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

OPM Clarifies Incident in Rose Town

first_imgOPM Clarifies Incident in Rose Town Office of the Prime MinisterNovember 22, 2013Written by: Communications Unit-OPM RelatedState Agencies to Get Energy Efficient Air Conditioning Systems Photo: JIS PhotographerPrime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller. RelatedPM Congratulates Bolt and Fraser-Pryce OPM Clarifies Incident in Rose TownJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Advertisementscenter_img RelatedIan Boyne Compiles Gleaner Columns in New Book Story HighlightsThe Prime Minister did entertain the journalist’s questions on the Rose Town Development Project.This unfortunate incident follows on a similar one earlier this year of journalists pushing microphones at the Prime MinisterThe Government fully supports press freedom and the right of journalists to ask questions of the Prime Minister The Office of the Prime Minister, OPM, wishes to clarify media reports of an incident today in Rose Town which involved contact between a journalist and the Prime Minister’s Close Protection Officers.At the end of a function at which the Prime Minister launched infrastructural works in the community of Rose Town, a journalist sought to engage in an impromptu uncleared interview with the Prime Minister.The Prime Minister did entertain the journalist’s questions on the Rose Town Development Project after which he approached the Prime Minister to get a comment on the reinstatement of State Minister Richard Azan. The Prime Minister responded on to the question and encouraged the journalist to share the good news about the developments taking place in Rose Town, before indicating she would wish no further comment on the reinstatement issue.The journalist attempted to continue his questioning, moving toward the Prime Minister, at which point the PM’s security personnel began to clear a path for the Prime Minister to proceed to inspect the amenities launched as part of the community development project.This unfortunate incident follows on a similar one earlier this year of journalists pushing microphones at the Prime Minister in an attempt to have questions answered. Following that incident, guidelines were established for the proper management of on-location interviews with the Prime Minister, one of which calls  for advanced notice of request for such interviews and the clearance of interviews with the Prime Minister’s on-site personnel.The Government fully supports press freedom and the right of journalists to ask questions of the Prime Minister but must insist this be done in a manner respectful of the office and in keeping with the stated guidelines. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail last_img read more

ITU calls for rural coverage action

first_img International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Secretary-General Houlin Zhao (pictured) pointed to connectivity gaps in rural areas as one of the most pressing global issues in the wake of Covid-19 (coronavirus), calling for accelerated network infrastructure deployments to address the problem.Commenting on an ITU report on mobile connectivity in developing nations, Zhao said swifter deployment of infrastructure is “one of the most urgent and defining issues of our time”.He noted the pandemic had made the issue more pressing, given a large portion of people are working and studying from home.ITU data showed rollouts of mobile networks have been slowing gradually since 2017, with the body stating coverage this year is “only 1.3 percentage points higher than 2019”.It cited a gender divide, lack of skills and affordability as other obstacles to “meaningful participation in a digital society”.This was found to be especially true in developing markets “where mobile telephony and internet access remain too expensive for many”.The ITU revealed 19 per cent of people living in rural areas in the least developed countries were covered by a 2G network only, while 17 per cent lacked any access to mobile coverage. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Facebook claims cell coverage breakthrough AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 01 DEC 2020 ITUmobile broadbandrural coverage Previous ArticleEricsson inks latest Greek 5G dealNext ArticleXiaomi eyes $4B cash injection to fund growth drive US mobile broadband user numbers rise Yanitsa joins Mobile World Live as a Reporter based in London. She has more than 5 years’ experience at various media outlets in her home country Bulgaria. She started her career as a political reporter, followed by taking editor roles… Read more Related Yanitsa Boyadzhieva Home ITU calls for rural coverage action Author Operators align on UK 4G coverage goal Tags last_img read more

Brainstorming Rural Cleansing

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Bureau of Land Management director Robert Abbey will be visiting Malta on Thursday, Sept. 17. The idea of a 2.5 million-acre, $30- to $300-million “Buffalo Commons” national monument (a proposal that became public knowledge only when part of a secret Department of Interior memo leaked in February) has the natives a little restless. Abbey has been sent to placate them.However, monuments are just a small part of the secret memo’s puzzle. Aptly entitled “Our Vision, Our Values,” all 21 pages of the memo finally leaked in early August. Vision is not, as Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has said, mere “brainstorming,” but an audacious, 25-year, multi-billion-dollar, multi-million-acre, three-part strategy.The first part of the strategy is to restrict allowable uses on public lands, preferably through legislation. If not, “BLM therefore particularly proposes that the Administration use the BLM’s land-use planning process to identify the management actions, including possible mineral withdrawals, necessary to protect sensitive resources […]”Second, BLM will attempt to “rationalize” ownerships, swapping checkerboards, and buying “important” adjacent lands. Vision specifically mentions not only “roughly 128,800 acres of inholdings in BLM-managed National Conservation Areas (excluding the California Desert) and 283,857 acres of inholdings in BLM-managed National Monuments,” but $24 million to buy out ranches in the Missouri Breaks.Third, BLM will manage the “consolidated and expanded landholdings at their natural scales.” What are “natural scales?” Well, there’s a 2005 “Ecological Monographs” article that costs $14 to download.Vision notes that of BLM’s 264-million-acre total, 127 million acres are already under conservation restrictions. Vision’s authors nonetheless found “some 130- to 140 million acres,” an area “roughly equivalent in size to Colorado and Wyoming combined,” to further be “worthy of consideration as treasured lands.” Do the math … 127 plus 140 is 267 million, more land than BLM now administers.So what’s the real Vision? BLM is to “rededicate itself,” utterly abandoning its multiple-use mission and history, eliminating all economic uses of public lands in favor of becoming a truncated, primitive park service.While this bizarre strategy is targeted mostly at “public lands” states, there’s more. Because pony-huggers have completely wrecked wild horse policy, BLM also proposes to buy land for “Wild Horse Preserves” in the East and Midwest. Doing so would “expand appreciation of BLM’s conservation mission to new areas.”Of course, without funds to buy off ranchers, retire grazing and mineral leases, and buy horse ghettoes, the Vision all falls apart.So … where’s the money? Congress is working on it. The House has already passed a bill, the CLEAR Act, sponsored by Congressman Nick Joe Rahall (D-West Virginia). Despite gaping deficits, CLEAR would make the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), set to expire in 2015, a permanent entitlement. It would also “fully fund” LCWF, something that Congress has done only twice since LWCF was created in 1964, mainly because many on Capitol Hill see no logic to expanding an already-mismanaged federal agency empire.Greens have always viewed LWCF as their pet entitlement, and are lobbying feverishly to score this jackpot of money.The bottom line: $900 million a year, guaranteed forever, of which $450 million a year would be strictly for the Feds to buy up private lands and shut them down. BLM’s share would be $75 million – meaning a rural cleansing of the Breaks ranching community would need only four months worth of funding. What do the U.S. Forest Service, the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plan to do with their shares? Since the House has passed CLEAR, what about the Senate? Sure enough, companion LWCF legislation has been introduced. What about Montana’s senators? Do they support washing away Montana’s public lands cowboys with a river of money? Do they understand that Salazar’s little “brainstorm” will blow not only much of Eastern Montana, but large parts of the American West, right off the map?Well, while both Sens. Jon Tester and Max Baucus have given lip service to opposing a new monument in northeast Montana, neither is on record as opposing a permanent, fully funded LWCF program. In fact, both are co-sponsors of the LWCF legislation. It will be interesting to see how they vote … and how Montanans vote later on. Emaillast_img read more

Two injured in shooting near Fort Detrick in Maryland, suspect killed after entering military base: Officials

first_imgvmargineanu/iStockBy Matt Zarrell, ABC News(FREDERICK, Md.) — Two people are in critical condition after a shooting near Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland, on Tuesday morning.Police were called for an active shooter situation at 8:20 a.m. in the Riverside Tech Park area, Frederick Police Chief Jason Lando said.When officers arrived on scene they found two adult males injured. The victims were flown by helicopter to Baltimore and are in critical condition, Lando said.The 38-year-old suspect, who Navy Public Affairs confirmed was a Navy Hospital Corpsman, then traveled to nearby Fort Detrick and was subsequently shot and killed by base personnel, police said.“Our number one priority is the safety of our people,” said U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick Commander Col. Dexter Nunnally. “Our emergency responders are well trained for these types of situations and the fast response of our military police enabled us to contain this threat quickly.”Tommy Lamkin, a spokesman for the Naval Medical Research Center at Fort Detrick, confirmed that the shooting involved at least two Navy medical personnel.“We are aware of an active shooter at Fort Detrick, Maryland that has involved at least two Navy Medical Personnel,” Lamkin said.Navy Public Affairs also issued a statement confirming “there was an active shooter incident at Fort Detrick, MD involving U.S. Navy Sailors. We will continue to update with additional details as the situation evolves.”The police chief said it is a “very active scene” and did not want to comment on motive.“The public is no longer at risk, everyone is safe. No officers were injured, and there were no other injuries to bystanders,” Lando said.Fort Detrick and Frederick police are investigating the incident.Special agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives along with a K-9 team are being sent to the scene, the agency said.ATF Special Agents and K-9 team are responding to a critical incident in Fredrick, MD to assist our law enforcement partners. More information will be provided by the lead investigating agency when available. pic.twitter.com/27HyLhT8jh— ATF Baltimore (@ATFBaltimore) April 6, 2021This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

first_imgPhoto via French MarketFrench Market crepes get turn in spotlight. The Kansas City Star this weekend profiled the Quillec family’s authentic crepe-making operation at the French Market and Cafe Provence in the Village Shops. [Chef Patrick Quillec provides a taste of his mother’s crepe recipe — Kansas City Star]Steve Rose recounts Johnson County opposition to 1992 school funding bill. Former Johnson County Sun Publisher Steve Rose added some historical perspective to the current school funding debate in his Saturday column this weekend. Rose recalls the stringent opposition Johnson County legislators had to the 1992 bill, which set up a system that sent money from property-rich areas like Johnson County to less well off districts. He says that, unlike in 1992, Johnson County legislators and superintendents will have a voice in the creation of a new formula. [Johnson County will have school fund power — Kansas City Star]Airsoft gun causes restriction at Santa Fe Trail Elementary. Access to Santa Fe Trail was restricted for a time Friday after police received a report of a juvenile with a handgun nearby. Police determined that he was carrying an Airsoft gun that shoots plastic pellets. [Santa Fe Trail ES given all-clear by Overland Park police after report of nearby armed disturbance – KSHB 41]The Northeast Johnson County morning roundup is brought to you by Twisted Sisters Coffee Shop on Johnson Drive. For updates on the latest blends and specialty drinks available, follow them on Facebook.last_img read more

Will Muschamp installing 3-4 package

first_imgAUBURN — The Auburn defense is getting some on-the-job training in the spring, learning the various aspect of Will Muschamp’s defense while in meeting rooms and on the practice field.The Tigers defense are installing the 3-4 package this week, another part of Muschamp’s multiple defense.“It’s something we’ve done in the past that we’re going to try to look at,” Muschamp said following Thursday’s practice, Auburn’s seventh of the spring. “I think a little bit of what we’re doing right now is trying to find out what our kids can do, just to see exactly where they fit, what they can handle.”Though there’s been a lot of turnover at defensive coordinator over the last four years on the Plains the constant since Muschamp left was a a four-man front, so learning the responsibilities and differences with only three down linemen is a new wrinkle.“In the middle the offensive linemen come up on you a lot faster in some cases,” linebacker Kris Frost said. “Different fits work different ways. In a 3–4 it seems to be a little bit more complicated because it seems like it goes a little bit faster but the more you rep it – I feel like the more we’ll be successful with fitting everything correctly.”The 3-4 can ask the Buck position to rush the passer or drop into coverage, an aspect some players in the role have some experience in.“I’ve had a past in a 3–4 scheme, so I’m kind of used to dropping back in coverage,” sophomore Raashed Kennion said. “It’s not that big of a problem for me because it feels more natural.”Muschamp said he’s been “very pleased” with the progress his defense has made schematically leading up to Saturday’s scrimmage.last_img read more

Help wanted: Information Systems Technician at Sumner Community Hospital

first_imgHelp wanted: Information Systems Technician.Sumner Community Hospital is looking for an individual to provide help desk and end user support for our information system.  Applicant should have the ability to plan and implement security measures to safeguard information; install, configure and troubleshoot software network and associated assemblies.  A+, N+ or MCP or similar certificate is desired. Competitive benefits/salary based on experience. If you are interested in joining our team, send resume or apply in person to Allen Keller, Director of Human Resources, 1323 North A Street, Wellington, KS  67152 or E-mail to [email protected]   SCH is an Equal Opportunity/Drug & Tobacco Free Employerlast_img

Drive to feed crisis families

first_imgBy Alana Mitchelson GENEROUS Cardinia residents donated a total 330 kilograms of food to Parklea’s Food Drive to bring comfort…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img