Limerick on alert as city hit by Covid outbreaks

first_imgGovernment announces phased easing of public health restrictions hand sanitiserAs the government announced tighter restrictions on communities after a spike in Coronavirus cases, Limerick was dealing with further outbreaks of the deadly virus.The Limerick Post can reveal that University Hospital Limerick (UHL), Hanratty’s Direct Provision Centre and St Patrick’s GAA Club are the latest to be hit by Covid-19.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up As UHL announced measures to tackle an outbreak of the virus on one of its medical wards, the HSE confirmed it was in the process of managing another Covid-19 cluster at a direct provision centre in the city.The HSE told the Limerick Post that a letter sent to residents at Hanratty’s Hostel was “a standard letter that we use when there is a number of cases in a congregated setting”.Management at the centre, located on Glentworth Street, which had 212 residents on the books, declined to comment.St Patrick’s GAA Club, meanwhile, joined a growing list of local sports clubs who had announced they were testing or had players test positive for Covid-19, including Claughaun, Ahane and Cratloe GAA clubs as well as Shannon, Old Crescent and Munster Rugby.On Wednesday morning, St Patrick’s confirmed that “a player from an adult group, who trained with others in an outdoor setting” had contracted the virus.The player is considered low/casual risk and the club is working with the HSE and the Limerick County Board to deal with the issue.An outbreak control team was established at UHL after two Covid-19 cases, involving a patient and a staff member, were confirmed on Tuesday.Staff who have been identified as contacts were asked to self-isolate while further testing and contact tracing continued.Meanwhile, in what was a first for fee-paying Glenstal Abbey School, international pupils were welcomed into a period of self-isolation in Murroe, ahead of the start of the new school term.“The first of our students from outside Ireland have been arriving over the weekend, to spend their 14-day period of restricted movement here in Glenstal. It is great to see students back in our school at last! #iloveboarding #growatglenstal,” Glenstal tweeted. Advertisement Covid antibody testing opens to public at Shannon Airport Linkedin Mass COVID testing to take place at University of Limerick following fresh outbreak of virus among student population Previous articleProtobaby’s Twisted Words – new single and album on the wayNext articleLimerick Post Show | Singer songwriter Dáwna David Raleigh RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email NewsLimerick on alert as city hit by Covid outbreaksBy David Raleigh – August 20, 2020 2091 center_img WhatsApp Twitter Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Facebook Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region Institute of Public Health addresses loneliness as a challenge to national health in light of Covid-19 restrictions Print TAGSCoronavirusCovid 19healthIrelandLimerick City and CountyNationalNews last_img read more

The whistleblower’s story

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Shafer, Clawson analyze Syracuse-Wake Forest matchup

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Much like Syracuse, Wake Forest has relied on its defense to keep its team afloat for a good part of the season.The Orange (2-4, 0-2 Atlantic Coast) makes its first in-conference road trip of the season when it takes on the Demon Deacons (2-4, 0-2) on Saturday at noon. It’ll be a matchup between two teams in the lower half of the Atlantic Division with defenses that have compensated for largely struggling offenses.“They do a very good job of taking away your inside gaps,” SU head coach Scott Shafer said during the ACC coaches’ teleconference Wednesday morning. “They get after it up front and create some penetration. I think their secondary is very good and the linebackers are very sound, especially in the box, taking away those seams and making you try to make plays on the outside.”While Wake Forest’s offense is dead last in the nation in yards per game, its defense is sixth in the ACC in passing yards allowed per game.In his weekly teleconference on Tuesday, Shafer said WFU’s defense will feature a few different looks, but they’re similar to what SU’s seen this season. Though the Demon Deacons’ offense has struggled mightily, Shafer said on Tuesday he expects Wake Forest to produce a “great” offensive game plan, having had a bye week to prepare for the Orange.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBoth teams’ offenses will be run by first-year signal-callers, but Wake Forest head coach Dave Clawson pointed to the 34 upperclassmen on SU’s two-deep depth chart as he spoke highly of the Orange’s experience.“When you look at Syracuse, it’s how physical they are. They’re a very veteran offensive line,” Clawson said on the ACC coaches’ teleconference. “Overall, it’s a very experienced football team. With that, comes a very physical football team which we know they are.“That’s our biggest challenge with Syracuse, is how experienced and how physical they are.” Comments Published on October 15, 2014 at 2:25 pm Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbblast_img read more

Home market adjustments impact Kindred’s YTD profits

first_img Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 StumbleUpon Vbet sponsors AS Monaco as Ligue 1 kicks off new season August 24, 2020 Share Related Articles FDJ’s ParionsSport launches sponsorship programme for French amateur football August 24, 2020 Submit Share Replicating market-wide trends, Stockholm-listed Kindred Group Plc cannot escape ‘challenging core market conditions’ as the company continues to experience headwinds in Sweden and the Netherlands.Publishing its latest year-to-date interim trading statement (unaudited period Jan-Sep 2019), Kindred maintains a positive revenue momentum at £677 million (YTD2018: £ 658m) – as governance underlines ‘strong locally licensed revenue growth at 33%’, highlighting growth in France and the UK.Despite maintaining robust revenues, Kindred’s performance continues to be impacted by Sweden’s re-regulated market demands, ‘worsening channelization’ which has led to a significant decline in Q3 active player numbers to 1.38 million (1.5 million).In addition, the multi-market operator continues to experience headwinds in the Netherlands following the removal of ‘iDeal’ payment solutions.“Similar to what we saw in the first half of 2019, re-regulation in Sweden resulted in difficult market conditions in the third quarter,” said Kindred Group CEO Henrik Tjärnström. “The current terms and conditions make it challenging to attract customers into the system and can lead to worsening channelization.”A breakdown of corporate costs sees Kindred record a significant 30% increase in YTD betting duties of £148 million (YTD2018: £114m) – with the company reporting £48 million in tax charges during Q3 trading.Continuing to adjust to multiple home market demands, Kindred records a 32% decline in YTD underlying EBITDA to £98 million (YTD2018: £145m). Closing its trading statement, Kindred governance declares  YTD profits before tax at £54 million (YTD2018: £104m).Despite tough home market conditions, Kindred governance maintains confidence in the firm’s diverse regulated market make-up, noting growth in the UK and France. The Stockholm enterprise has also launched its first US sportsbook verticals in New Jersey and the Unibet Lounge in Pennsylvania.Tjärnström added:“Outside of Sweden and the Netherlands, we continued to see strong growth in several other markets, including the UK and France. Locally licensed revenue growth was particularly strong with 33 per cent growth, or 13 per cent growth excluding Sweden, compared to the same period last year.“As expected, this resulted in margin pressure from higher betting duties which increased with 26 per cent compared to the same quarter last year. However, this focus will drive more sustainable future profit growth. Locally licensed markets were 57 per cent of overall Gross winnings revenue in the quarter.”last_img read more