Second plane carrying vital medical equipment lands at Shannon Airport

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleGardai seize 11 vehicles in 24 hour period at COVID-19 checkpoints in LimerickNext articleA sharp shock of electro / indie – New music from Limerick duo Pity Of The Sea Meghann Scully WhatsApp Linkedin Second plane carrying vital medical equipment lands at Shannon AirportA second Qatar Airways cargo plane carrying vital medical equipment from China landed at Shannon Airport today.The plane touched down at Shannon at 1.00 pm and was the second consignment to arrive in Shannon in under a week.Among the medical equipment on board were ICU ventilators, masks and thermometers for distribution to frontline workers around Ireland in the fight against COVID-19.This follows a delivery of ICU ventilators and hospital beds which arrived in Shannon on a Qatar plane on 3rd April.Qatar Airways is one of the world’s largest cargo operators and has an extensive network of more than 160 destinations using both freight and passenger flights.The airline resumed flights to China on 30th March to support the global supply chain, which includes the transportation of urgent medical relief aid, essential to the global fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.Commenting on this latest consignment Mary Considine, CEO Shannon Group, which operates Shannon Airport said: “As an essential service our airport remains open to facilitate cargo and repatriation flights at this unprecedented time.“We were delighted to facilitate the arrival of this second and much welcomed consignment of urgently needed medical supplies.” she said. Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email LimerickNewsSecond plane carrying vital medical equipment lands at Shannon AirportBy Meghann Scully – April 10, 2020 323 center_img TAGSCoronaviruscovid19Keeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostShannon airport Advertisement Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Murray State Up Next For UE Men’s Basketball

first_imgThe win over BGSU marked the third 5-0 start at home for the Aces in the last four seasons.  Last season, UE won its first 11 contests at the Ford Center and finished the year with a 13-3 mark at its home venue.Murray State enters Saturday’s game with a 4-4 record and are winners of two of their last three contests, including an 86-76 win over Detroit Mercy on December 3.  Jonathan Stark leads the Racers with 22.6 points per game and is coming off of a 27-point effort.  Stark has been named the OVC Newcomer of the Week four times in a row and is 16th in the nation with his scoring average.  The Racers have utilized their outside game this season, knocking down 10.5 triples per game, 16th in the nation. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Aces and Racers face off at 3 p.m. SaturdayEVANSVILLE, Ind. – One of the biggest regional rivals is on tap for the University of Evansville men’s basketball team as they play host to Murray State on Saturday at 3 p.m. inside the Ford Center.On Tuesday, the Purple Aces made it a perfect 5-0 at home with a 69-66 win over Bowling Green at the Ford Center.  Jaylon Brown scored 29 points while hitting 14-of-15 free throws to lead all scorers as he put forth the top home effort of his career.  The Aces led by as many as 11 before several BGSU rallies kept them within striking distance.  With UE up 3 inside the final two minutes, Ryan Taylor made the play of the game; with the Falcons coming in for an open dunk, he came out of nowhere to block the shot and give possession back to UE.With 29 points against Bowling Green, Jaylon Brown moved to the top of the conference scoring list with 20.0 per game.  The effort was the senior’s top scoring output at the Ford Center and second-best scoring tally of his career.  Brown drained a career-best 14 free throws, a total that was the highest since 2/12/14 when D.J. Balentine knocked down 20 from the line against Illinois State.  His 29 points versus the Falcons saw him reach the 20-point plateau for the fourth time in the last seven games; for the season, he has scored 11 or more points in eight out of nine contests.Brown looks to make it nine seasons in a row that the Purple Aces have had one of the top three scorers in the Missouri Valley Conference as he follows in the footsteps of D.J. Balentine, Colt Ryan and Shy Ely.  Brown sits atop the MVC scoring list with 20.0 PPG.  Evansville has had the leading scorer in the Valley on four occasions in the last eight seasons and one of the top two seven times in the last eight years.  Below is a list of where the Aces scorers have ranked since 2008-09:center_img 2016-17 – 1. Jaylon Brown 20.0 PPG2015-16 – 1. D.J. Balentine 20.5 PPG2014-15 – 1. D.J. Balentine 20.1 PPG2013-14 – 1. D.J. Balentine 22.8 PPG2012-13 – 2. Colt Ryan 20.1 PPG2011-12 – 2. Colt Ryan 20.5 PPG2010-11 – 3. Colt Ryan 15.7 PPG2009-10 – 2. Colt Ryan 14.5 PPG2008-09 – 1. Shy Ely 18.9 PPGlast_img read more

Introducing Easy and Highly Protected Multi-cloud Managed Services

first_imgCustomers are looking for ways to easily manage and protect their workloads in a multi-cloud world with more freedom to choose vendors seamlessly and avoid the obvious vendor lock-in challenge. The daunting task of scattering data over many locations can create compliance risks, synchronization issues, and duplication of data across clouds. All of this can drive up resource costs and lead to inefficient backup processes with low reliability. In addition, the migration of data from one cloud to another is subject to high egress costs.Dell Technologies Cloud PowerProtect for Multi-Cloud, announced today at Dell Technologies World, solves these challenges with a fully managed service that provides a single target for backup and recovery for all three of the major cloud players today; AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.The multi-cloud capability is enabled by low latency, high throughput connections from a Dell EMC PowerProtect appliance in a central location adjacent to the public cloud providers. This architecture enables dynamic connectivity between backup source locations in the cloud and the PowerProtect for Multi-cloud service. This gives the customer end-to-end flexibility to adjust throughput and backup windows to meet data protection policies as part of an overall IT strategy without resource underutilization and management overhead.The primary use cases that are provided with this service are:Cloud disaster recovery allows the restoration of point-in-time data availability to any public cloud provider in the event of data failure or data loss, avoiding cloud vendor lock-in. Backup to protect on-premises data in a cloud-adjacent location by leveraging familiar and trusted array-based replication from on-premises PowerProtect DD appliances replicating to the PowerProtect for Multi-cloud service. ¹ Based on Dell EMC internal testing of PowerProtect DD with DDOS 7.0 and NetWorker with DD Boost, July 2020. Actual results may vary.center_img Long-Term Retention (cloud-tiering) is available for data on-premises and/or in the cloud. PowerProtect for Multi-cloud can be a remote site to protect data that needs to be retained for regulatory requirements (governance and compliance) as well as for workload migrations.This service is powered by PowerProtect appliances, which deliver enterprise-grade features to meet stringent governance and compliance policies and up to up to 65x data deduplication¹ leading to greater storage efficiency and lower costs. Plus, customers can realize even more cost savings with zero egress fees when leveraging this solution with Microsoft Azure.In a nutshell, this solution brings the same features and benefits of an on-premises PowerProtect appliance to multi-cloud, delivered as a service.PowerProtect for Multi-cloud builds on the Dell Technologies Cloud Storage for Multi-Cloud Offerings. Storage for Multi-cloud includes capabilities based on PowerMax, PowerStore, PowerScale and Dell EMC Unity XT as well as Disaster Recovery as-a-Service for VMware environments.Learn More about PowerProtect for Multi-Cloud and the rest of our Dell Technologies Cloud Data Protection Solutions.last_img read more

Outdoor Updates: Mussels are being killed by a mysterious disease

first_imgThe die offs stand out because they are affecting only mussels. “It seemed very strange that there was one species out of a biodiverse assemblage that was being affected,” Tony Goldberg, a veterinary epidemiologist at the University of Wisconsin told The Guardian. “From an epidemiologist perspective that is a red flag for infectious disease.”  In Tennessee, researchers are studying the mass die-off of the pheasantshell mussel in the Clinch River, which has spread up the river into Virginia. Usually, mass die-offs of animals in rivers are caused by human action, such as oil spills, but scientists suspect this event is caused by disease.  It’s not the first time a mass die-off of mussels has been observed in Tennessee. In the 1980’s and 1990’s a similar phenomenon took place on the Holston and Powell Rivers. Back then, researchers were also unable to determine the cause. “When you talk about these massive global extinctions, these are the species that are really blinking out,” Jordan Richard, a wildlife biologist studying the Clinch River mussel die-off told The Guardian. “And there’s so many of them nobody even notices.” Mussels are dying off, killed by a mysterious disease in places around the U.S., including Tennessee and Virginia The death of a large number of mussels can change the ecosystem in rivers. And the worry is not just for the mussels. If it is a disease killing the invertebrates, there’s a chance it could adapt and spread to other freshwater species over time. There are approximately 300 freshwater mussel species in North America, 71% of which are considered endangered, threatened or of concern. In the southeast alone, it is estimated that close to 24 species of mussels have gone extinct.last_img read more

Advisory board presents proposals on cutting pensions red tape

first_imgA Dutch advisory board has suggested that pensions red tape for flexible workers and the self-employed could be cut significantly through improved communication, the merger of sectors, and automatic value transfer for small pension claims.In a letter to Jetta Klijnsma, state secretary at the Ministry of Social Affairs, the board (Actal) recommended widening sectors with single pension arrangements in order to limit the number of value transfers and redemptions of pension rights.Actal said it reached its conclusions – based on a survey by KPMG – following signals from flexible workers and companies about the increasing complexity of pension rules and the lack of insight into accrued pension claims.It pointed out that flexible workers and the self-employed already made up 31% of the working population, and that this percentage was still increasing. According to Actal, red tape could also be reduced through a mandatory value transfer for pension claims of less than €451 a year, which currently cannot be redeemed.It recommended allowing pension providers to redeem, or write off, pension amounts of a few euros as soon as somebody leaves a job.This would decrease costs and positively affect pension contributions, as well as investment returns, it argued.Actal also recommended showing all first and second-pillar information in a single digital portal – the current Pensions Register – to cut back the overabundance of information provision.The advisory board also suggested an adjustment of legislation to allow for a better match between the contributions of the 48,000 self-employed, who still participate in mandatory industry-wide schemes, and their fluctuating income.Actal stressed that its recommendations would require not only legal changes but the commitment of pension funds and insurers.The Pensions Federation said it could not yet respond to Actal’s recommendations.last_img read more