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

Meet Hamilton Founding Father Daveed Diggs!

first_img Star Files View Comments Related Shows Age: 33Hometown: Oakland, CACurrent Roles: A dynamic Broadway debut as French general Lafayette, “the Lancelot of the Revolutionary set,” and future U.S. president Thomas (“What’d I miss?”) Jefferson in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s epic musical Hamilton.Stage Cred: After earning a theater degree from Brown University, Diggs acted in plays on the West Coast and began writing and performing with the hip-hop group Clipping. He joined Miranda’s sketch troupe Freestyle Love Supreme before being tapped for Hamilton.“As a kid, I was very shy. I liked being on stage because it gave me a reason to be around people. The other great thing about acting is it allows you to imagine circumstances different from your own. I was a poor Bay Area kid getting to pretend to be a Russian aristocrat.”“I went to Hebrew school, but opted out of a bar mitzvah. My mom is a white Jewish lady and my dad is black. The cultures never seemed separate—I had a lot of mixed friends. When I was young, I identified with being Jewish, but I embraced my dad’s side too.”“Everybody without money should apply to the Ivy League. The secret they don’t tell poor kids is ‘need-blind admissions.’ Brown recruited me for track, and it ended up being thousands of dollars cheaper than a state school.”“Hamilton is authentic. If another writer tried to put rapping into characters for whom rap music didn’t exist, it would feel forced, but that’s how Lin speaks. He quotes rap, R&B and Broadway musicals in conversation! It feels natural to perform because it’s real.”“Our first preview was surprisingly emotional. I had decided early on that Broadway would not have a space for me, so I was taken aback by how intense it felt. I’ve toured the world and played big houses, but never one with so much history.”“The past six months have been a whirlwind. I just moved to Washington Heights with my girlfriend, and some crazy celebrity comes [to the show] every week. I keep expecting to reach a point of normalcy, but it hasn’t happened yet!” from $149.00center_img Hamilton Daveed Diggs photographed by Caitlin McNaney, with chalk art by Melissa Riordan at Bar Nine in NYC Daveed Diggslast_img read more

FA Cup quarter finals begin today

first_imgIn the opening game of the day, Bradford are the lowest-ranked side remaining in the Cup as they prepare to host Reading at Valley Parade.The League One club have beaten Chelsea and Sunderland on their run-up to today’s 12:45 start.Later this evening, Aston Villa and West Brom will meet for the second time this week. After Villa got the better of their midlands rivals during Tuesday’s league meeting, West Brom return to Villa Park this evening looking for revenge.Villa boss Tim Sherwood has warned his players that they’re going to have to work hard if they want to advance to a semi-final date at Wembley.Kick-off is at half-past five.Because of the FA Cup fixtures, there’s just one game this weekend in the Barclays Premier League.QPR will play host to London rivals Tottenham at three o’clock.last_img read more