Information evening to be held about new youth club in Kilcornan

first_imgFancy footwork at the South Court Hotel WhatsApp Advertisement Kilcornan comes out dancing Facebook Print Psychology expert gives advice on coping with an ‘anxiety pandemic’ Previous article​The Queen of the Circus to lead this year’s Limerick St Patrick’s Day ParadeNext articleOver €411,000 in funding for Limerick roads under Local Improvement Scheme says Fine Gael senator Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Read Your Mind launches in Limerick City and County Libraries Twittercenter_img NewsCommunityInformation evening to be held about new youth club in KilcornanBy Staff Reporter – February 27, 2018 2540 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kilcornan community threaten drastic action Limerick Youth Service Parents/guardians of young people, some of whom may be engaged with the Mid-West Disability Service, are invited to an information evening on the opening of a new youth club at Kilcornan Community Centre, on Wednesday, March 7th at 7:30pm.Run in partnership with Limerick Youth Service (LYS) and the local community, the youth club will provide a safe space for young people with additional needs to spend time with people their own age and, if they wish, take part in fun activities, programmes and day trips.‘For teenagers with additional needs such as autism, anxiety and dyspraxia, socialising and meeting new people can be very challenging,’ said Anne Hennessy, Kilcornan Youth ClubSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ‘This new youth club will be specially catered for these young people and is a much needed social outlet for them,’ added Ms. Hennessy.The information evening is an ideal opportunity for parents/guardians to learn more about the club while staff from LYS will be there to speak about the important role a youth club plays in the lives of young people.The team from LYS will also speak about the process of building a youth club from recruitment and training of volunteers to engaging with young people and above all, having fun!‘We have over four decades of experience in developing and supporting volunteer led youth clubs including working with young people with additional needs,’ said Maurice Walsh, LYS.‘We are looking forward to working with Anne and all in Kilcornan in providing this much needed outlet for young people,’ said Mr. Walsh, Youth Work Manager.For more information please contact LYS’ Youth Information service at [email protected] or call 061-412444 or 083-1726898.More about community here. Email Linkedin NAPD give tips to avoid Leaving Cert anxiety. TAGSAnxietyaustismdyspraxiaKilcornan Community CentreMid- West Disability Service last_img read more

CUNA urges court to reject request for Wendy’s suit dismissal

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Plaintiffs, including CUNA and certain state credit union leagues and credit unions, urged a Pennsylvania federal judge today to reject Wendy’s Co. request to dismiss a class action lawsuit against the fast-food giant over its alleged inadequate security response to a data breach.Submitting a brief to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the financial institution and association plaintiffs refuted Wendy’s assertion that there are no “legitimate claims” in the lawsuit, which was initiated by First Choice FCU.The brief calls the breach the “the inevitable result of Wendy’s inadequate data security measures and lackadaisical approach to the security of the payment card data it collected.”Plaintiffs purport that the financial costs caused by Wendy’s deficient data security approach have been borne primarily by credit unions and other financial institutions that issued the payments cards that were compromised in the breach that occurred in 2015 and carried over into 2016. continue reading »last_img read more

Avian flu cases reported in Cambodia, Egypt

first_img The Cambodian boy died last night, said Michael O’Leary, World Health Organization (WHO) representative in Phnom Penh, who was quoted in a Reuters report today. The boy was from the southeastern province of Prey Veng, adjoining Vietnam. The girl was hospitalized Apr 2 and was said to be in stable condition, according to an AFP report today. Officials said her family raises poultry at home. A Cambodian health official said a sample from the boy tested positive for H5N1 avian flu at the Pasteur Institute in Phnom Penh, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report today. The official said the boy had eaten sick chickens before he fell ill. Although fewer human H5N1 infections have been diagnosed in Cambodia than in China, Vietnam, or Thailand, all six known Cambodian victims have died, according to the WHO. April 5, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Avian flu has resurfaced in two countries, killing a 12-year-old boy in Cambodia and sickening a little girl in Egypt, according to news services. A concern for human health in Gaza is the lack of oseltamivir (Tamiflu), the drug most widely used to prevent or treat H5N1 infection. Manenti told Reuters the Palestinian Authority does not have enough Tamiflu. Although Israeli officials are providing gear and 300 doses of the antiviral drug, Manenti said Gaza needs at least 1,000 doses. In addition, a 16-month-old girl in southern Egypt has contracted H5N1, according to a Reuters story today that quotes the Egyptian health and population minister, Hatem el-Gabali. Hers is the ninth case of avian flu in Egypt, el-Gabali said, although the WHO to date has confirmed only four cases. (Samples in the other cases are still being tested.) Authorities have confirmed the first instance of an H5 virus spreading to domestic poultry in Germany, in the eastern state of Saxony. Preliminary tests at a farm near Leipzig with more than 14,000 turkeys and geese showed the H5 virus, Reuters reported today. The neuraminidase subtype has not yet been determined, authorities told the news service, but the flock will be culled. In addition, another 250,000 birds will be killed in the Gaza Strip as officials try to stop the spread of the virus there, according to Reuters. Fourteen more villages in India’s western state of Maharashtra have avian flu in poultry, Reuters reported today. The neuraminidase hasn’t been typed yet, but authorities suspect they’ll receive confirmation that it is an H5N1 virus, the story said. In Africa, Niger has culled another 26,000 birds in 47 villages in the Magaria district, the Angola Press Agency reported today. Culling is expected to last a week, and owners will be compensated, the story said. Meanwhile, the H5N1 virus continues to spread among wild birds and domestic poultry, causing fear and economic woes. The election of a Hamas-led government has further cooled relations between Palestine and several countries, prompting some nations to administer aid through third parties, such as United Nations agencies, the story said. Chicken is the main source of animal protein for Gazans, said Ambrogio Manenti of the WHO office for the Palestinian territories, the story noted. Outbreaks have occurred on five Gazan farms to date, and about 250,000 birds, or 10% of all the flocks in Gaza, have been culled, the story said.last_img read more

Lab culture of human norovirus called an important first

first_imgFeb 13, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – A team of researchers has achieved what has been until now a frustratingly elusive goal: a tissue-culture model that allows natural growth in the lab of norovirus, one of the most common and least understood causes of gastrointestinal illness worldwide.Though it causes up to 23 million cases of illness each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), surprisingly little is known about how the virus attaches to and replicates within cells. The new work by Timothy Straub of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and collaborators from Tulane University, the University of Arizona, and Arizona State University should change that: They produced a three-dimensional culture of multiple cell types that mimics the epithelium of the human small intestine, and induced norovirus samples isolated from patients to grow and replicate in it.”This is an important result,” said Craig Hedberg, PhD, associate professor of environmental health sciences at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. “Up until this point, we have never had a direct measure that would allow us to know how effective any of our environmental prevention measures are against norovirus. There have been a lot of studies looking at things that might be able to kill norovirus and render foods and environmental surfaces safe from contamination, but they have always used surrogates.”Norovirus has been a difficult organism to study because, like other viruses but unlike bacteria, it will not reproduce in a simple growth medium. Instead, it requires a tissue culture resembling cells in the organisms it infects.That lack of a lab model for studying the virus has kept testing protocols, effective sanitizing and control measures, and even newer diagnostic tests out of reach. Those are important because norovirus causes such a high disease burden: It is thought to be responsible for at least half of all foodborne outbreaks of gastroenteritis every year, according to the CDC.”Nobody knows what the incidence of this disease is in the population because it is not easy to diagnose—it is just one of the range of ‘stomach flus’ that people get,” said David Ozonoff, PhD, emeritus chair of the department of environmental health at Boston University School of Public Health. “But it causes very substantial economic loss, because so many people stay home from work because they are sick or their kids are.”To create the model, Straub and collaborators grew human intestinal epithelial cells on collagen-coated microbeads that were tumbled in a rotating reactor vessel. They used the resulting tissues for five passages of two genotypes of norovirus that were originally isolated from patients during outbreaks on a cruise ship and in a nursing home, and proved the presence of norovirus by multiple assays following each passage.The work, which will be published in the March edition of Emerging Infectious Diseases and was posted online ahead of print, represents the first lab model of human norovirus infection; previous models used mouse noroviruses or a related feline virus. Scientists not involved in the research said it could point the way to a better understanding of an under-appreciated pathogen.The authors write that developing a method for culturing human norovirus in the lab was a necessary first step in the effort to understand the virus’s pathogenesis. In future research with the model, they hope to identify protective immune responses and learn more about how the virus replicates, with the aim of devising better prevention measures.Norovirus spreads through the fecal-oral route, via both food and water, but there are also indications that it can spread via environmental contamination and direct person-to-person transmission, according to the CDC.It is fiercely contagious: Ingesting as few as 10 virus particles can cause infection, and infected persons can shed virus for up to two weeks after symptoms end, the CDC says. The illness is miserable, with nausea, diarrhea and vomiting multiple times per day. Symptoms usually last from 24 to 60 hours.”Beyond the nuisance value to the individual, it is such a widespread illness and so persistent in institutional settings where you’re dealing with immune-compromised populations that it becomes an important public health problem,” Hedberg said.The CDC does not conduct routine surveillance for norovirus, so there is no way to confirm how commonly the bug occurs. So far this year, however, large outbreaks have been reported at the Scripps Research Institute in California, at Radford University in Virginia, among customers of a south Florida restaurant, in hospitals in Saskatchewan, Massachusetts, and North Carolina, and among hundreds of passengers on the ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2.The Hilton Hotel near Dulles International Airport outside Washington, D.C. was hit so hard in mid-January, with 120 guests and staff sick, that it was forced to close for a floor-to-ceiling sanitizing. Some norovirus outbreaks, such as on cruise ships, have recurred despite repeated rounds of aggressive cleaning.Straub TM, zu Bentrup KH, Coghlan PO, et al. In vitro cell culture infectivity assay for human noroviruses. Emerg Infect Dis 2007 Mar; 13(3) (early online publication) [Full text]See also:CDC information on norovirushttp://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/revb/gastro/norovirus-factsheet.htmlast_img read more

Novi turistički vodič kroz tri hrvatske županije “Zima na sjeveru”

first_imgVodič „Zima na sjeveru“, čije je tiskano izdanje objavljeno ovog tjedna kao prilog dnevnim novinama, dostupan i za preuzimanje s weba – predstavlja turističke sadržaje i ponudu Međimurske, Krapinsko-zagorske i Varaždinske županije.Kontinentalna Hrvatska, a posebice županije sjeverno od Zagreba imaju mnogo toga za ponuditi te su u vodiču navedene mogućnosti zimskog odmora i doživljaja na području ove tri hrvatske županije te kuponi s popustima koji se mogu iskoristiti u 2018. godini. U besplatnom vodiču “Zima na sjeveru”, na 12 stranica velikog formata, otkrivene su sve čari odmora na sjeveru, a čitatelji mogu upoznati zimsku turističku ponudu Krapinsko-zagorsku, Varaždinsku te Međimursku županiju.Cijela kampanja je bila fokusirana na Zagreb i Zagrebačku županiju, a sadrži insertaciju brošure u nacionalni dnevne novine koja je sasvim sigurno dobila puno širi doseg kampanje, distribucija brošure po raznim lokacijama, kao i pdf brošura koja je promovirana po internetu i društvenim mrežama. „Imali su odličnu suradnju sa svim turističkim subjektima tako da smo uspjeli prezentirati široku paletu turističkih sadržaja i ponudu koju nudi Sjever hrvatske. Glavni cilj je da damo do znanja zagrebu kako postoji i kvalitetna turistička ponuda i na kontinentu.“ istaknuo je Saša Vugrinec iz agencije Scribo PR iz Čakovca, koja je bila zadužena za cijelu impelmentaciju i promociju “Vodiča na sjeveru”.Side dish: Zima na sjeveru<br />
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Businesses like Sri Mulyani most, Yasonna least in Cabinet opinion poll

first_imgState-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Minister Erick Thohir came in second place with 57.7 percent, followed by Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto and Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi in third and fourth place, respectively.Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly scored the lowest of the Cabinet; 32.1 percent of respondents approved of his performance. Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Minister Arifin Tasrif and Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) head Bahlil Lahadalia polled at 34.5 percent approval.The pollster’s executive director Burhanuddin Muhtadi said on Thursday that Sri had secured the highest approval rating from the business respondents in several economic sectors, including medium, small, micro and large enterprises, manufacturing, agriculture and transportation and warehousing. Erick surpassed Sri only in the construction sector, while Prabowo polled higher in the mining sector.Read also: ‘No hope for public health’: Lawmakers slam govt’s COVID-19 economic recovery committeeResponding to the survey, presidential spokesperson Fadjroel Rachman said the results were in line with the President’s decision to form a COVID-19 handling and national economic recovery committee.The committee, responsible for streamlining strategic policies to counter the pandemic, is led by Sri and Erick.“Hopefully, the trust of businesses can help the committee accomplish its goals, thanks to the ministers’ approval,” said Fadjroel.However, a separate survey released by Indikator on Tuesday, showed that 64.8 percent of 1,200 general respondents from throughout the country believed that President Jokowi should reshuffle his Cabinet.Regarding the demand for a reshuffle, Fadjroel said the ministers had responded to Jokowi’s warnings quickly, demonstrated by the increasing ministerial budget disbursement.“The key word is not ‘reshuffle’, but ‘acceleration’ of budget disbursement. […] That’s what the President is working on, not a reshuffle,” Fadjroel added.Read also: State secretary plays down reshuffle talk, claims ministers have improvedSaan Mustopa, secretary-general of the NasDem Party, a member of Jokowi’s coalition, said he was aware that several Cabinet ministers had not shown their best performances. However, he hoped Jokowi would wait for them to make improvements.“[The Cabinet reshuffle] can be done, but only when the situation has started to improve,” said Saan.Mulyadi of the Democratic Party, a party outside the coalition, said the President should not ignore that nearly 65 percent of people wanted him to shake up the Cabinet to give more competent officials a chance during the health emergency.Topics : A recent survey of business players by Jakarta-based pollster Indikator Politik Indonesia awarded Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati the highest job approval rating of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s Cabinet.The pollster surveyed respondents by phone between June 29 and July 11, polling 1,176 business actors in nine provinces: North Sumatra, South Sumatra, Riau, Jakarta, Banten, West Java, Central Java, East Java and East Kalimantan.Some 61 percent of the respondents said the finance minister’s performance had met their expectations.last_img read more

Newcastle United defender Jamaal Lascelles can be a future Arsenal star, says Andy Cole

first_img Read More About Connatix V67539 Metro Sport ReporterMonday 1 Apr 2019 11:31 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link308Shares PLAY Arsenal proved too strong for Newcastle (Picture: AP)And the Liverpool legend believes Unai Emery will need to spend big on a defender this summer.He said on Monday Night Football: ‘There’s no doubt that the defence is the weakness. Emery hasn’t been able to solve the problem.‘The only way he’s going to solve that is going into the transfer market. We know where the problems are.‘I’m yet to be convinced by the back three. One, or maybe two defenders need to come in.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesRed Devils hero Cole also expressed his surprise at Arsenal’s decision to allow Aaron Ramsey to leave the club at the end of the season.Ramsey captained the team against Newcastle, scoring the opening goal, but is set to join Juventus in the summer.Cole said: ‘I am very, very surprised. Ultimately to replace a player like Ramsey will cost £40 or £50m.‘I find it very strange but Arsenal have made that decision and now they’re going to have to replace him.’MORE: Arsenal fans loved Mesut Ozil’s reaction to Gunners overtaking rivals Tottenham Advertisement Advertisement Full Screen Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Video Settings Manchester United legend Andy Cole (Picture: Getty) Read More 1/1 Read More Coming Next Read Morecenter_img Comment 1 min. story Skip Skip Ad / Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling SPONSORED Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Newcastle United defender Jamaal Lascelles can be a future Arsenal star, says Andy Cole by Metro Read More Newcastle defender Jamaal Lascelles in action against Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Newcastle United defender Jamaal Lascelles has the ability to be a future Arsenal star, according to Andy Cole.Lascelles played 90 minutes of the Premier League clash at the Emirates on Monday evening as Arsenal clinched a 2-0 win to climb to third in the Premier League.The 25-year-old has developed into one of Newcastle’s best players since signing from Nottingham Forest in 2014 and has been linked with some of England’s biggest clubs.Lascelles was not at his best in north London on Monday but, speaking before the Arsenal clash, Manchester United legend Cole said: ‘I like him.ADVERTISEMENT More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘He’s a young, promising centre-half who could play a highest level if given the opportunity.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He’s a great size, has good pace and seems very composed on the ball. If you’re the captain of a club like Newcastle at such a young age, that’s some going.’Asked by Jamie Carragher whether Lascelles could play for a club like Arsenal, Cole responded: ‘Yeah. I think he could play at Arsenal for sure.’Despite Arsenal’s win and clean sheet against Newcastle, Carragher remains concerned about the team’s defence. Top articleslast_img read more