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Nostrum enters race for Tethys

first_img whatsapp Monday 13 July 2015 8:49 pm Express KCS Share whatsapp Nostrum enters race for Tethys More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comcenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday Newszenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirror Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ SHARES in London-listed Tethys Petroleum soared by 24.19 per cent yesterday to 9.62p after the group confirmed that Nostrum Oil & Gas had approached the board with an offer for its entire issued share capital.Nostrum is offering CA$0.2185 per Tethys share, which is a premium of 15 per cent to the price that rival bidder AGR Energy has agreed to pay. last_img read more

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Living wage is set to boost women’s pay

first_img Living wage is set to boost women’s pay Tags: employment and wages National Living Wage UK jobs Workplace equality Express KCS whatsapp Thursday 3 September 2015 4:50 am Share More From Our Partners Texas governor said he plans to strip the Legislature’s paybusinessinsider.comcenter_img Three in every 10 female employees in the country are set to receive pay rises due to the new minimum wage for over-25s, according to a report out today by independent think-tank the Resolution Foundation. The measure, announced in July’s Budget, will initially be set at £7.20, 50p above the National Minimum Wage which will be £6.70 from Octo­ber. It will rise to around £9.35 by 2020. New analysis by the Resolution Foundation finds that six million people will receive some form of pay rise by the end of the decade as a result of the policy. Of these, 3.2m are expected to be earning less than the National Living Wage. Read more: The most influential women in the City However, the foundation estimates that a further 2.8m employees who already earn at or above the National Living Wage will also benefit from a “ripple effect”, as employers aim to maintain pay gaps. Women are expected to account for 3.7m of those receiving a rise – 61 per cent of the total and nearly three in 10 of all female employees – because of their higher concentration among the low paid. A lower proportion of male employees will gain, with 2.3m (18 per cent) expected to see their earnings boosted.   Video Carousel – cityam_native_carousel – 426 00:00/00:50 LIVERead More Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictUndoPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunUndoComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorUndoGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesUndo Show Comments ▼ whatsapplast_img read more

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News / Ocean carriers unlikely to recover the full cost of IMO 2020 compliance

first_img Notwithstanding the significant impact to the bottom line of ocean carriers from the coronavirus outbreak, it is also becoming increasingly apparent that they have failed to pass on all of the extra cost of IMO 2020 cleaner fuel legislation to their customers.According to Bimco’s chief shipping analyst, Peter Sand, container freight rates have not risen sufficiently to cover the price of compliance.“The hike this year was not enough, with the market offering little support to carriers attempting to pass these costs on fully,” said Mr Sand.He noted that container lines’ surcharge mechanisms had been “widely criticised for not being transparent, or for being too complex to understand, leading to carriers having trouble implementing them”.He added: “Those that have succeeded may have done so by lowering the underlying freight cost such that the total price shippers’ pay has not changed much.”He said comparing the January average of the comprehensive spot market Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) and the longer-term market China Containerized Freight Index (CCFI) – reflecting the seasonal pre-CNY cargo rush and unaffected by covid-19 – both indices were recorded above the six-year average, “but not remarkably so, and not enough to cover the additional fuel costs”.However, according to a report published today by Alix Partners, the frustration felt by many customers at the way carriers calculate and communicate surcharges “is likely to lead to all-new pressure this year on container shipping players to contain prices and to standardise industry pricing formulae, including fuel bunker adjustment factors – a pressure campaign that could be led by eastbound transpacific mega-shippers who have a history of driving changes in the way carriers do business”.Esben Christensen, global co-leader of the transport and infrastructure practice at AlixPartners, added: “The wide spreads today between the costs of intermediate- and low-sulphur fuels might suggest that installing scrubbers should at least be considered; however, carriers need to carefully consider the details of if and how they go about converting vessels, plus other longer-term factors such as whether smaller and more-remote ports might be challenged to secure adequate low-sulphur fuel supplies.”Indeed, a failure to pass on the extra cost of the IMO’s sulphur cap is seen as a high risk in Maersk’s 2020-2024 business strategy of achieving a “likelihood” factor of over 25%.The analysis said: “In the short-term, the risk is that Maersk will not be able to recover the additional cost from its customers.”The risk analysis noted that its competitors could have “more cost-effective compliance strategies than Maersk” by their decisions to install more scrubbers on ships.Maersk plans to have just 10% of its 700-ship fleet fitted with the exhaust gas cleaning systems, whereas its main challenger for the top rank, MSC, will have over half of its 574-strong fleet equipped with scrubbers by the end of this year.Maersk CEO Soren Skou alluded to the problem during the group’s recent earnings call when he said that although the recovery of BAFs “had gone to plan so far”, there were around half of contracts still to be negotiated which would take place against “a weak environment”.Meanwhile, Mr Sand said that although fleet growth would be lower than last year, at around 2.5% – representing the first time in four years that deliveries would be below 1m teu – demand growth was likely to be no better than the 0.8% for 2019; and that is without factoring-in the effect of covid-19 on demand.“A prolonged downturn in Chinese manufacturing may result in a boost in exports once the virus is contained and manufacturing is back at its usual capacity,” said Mr Sand.However, he added that any spike in demand would be “unlikely to make up for lost volumes earlier in the year”. By Mike Wackett 27/02/2020last_img read more

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White House will dip into Ebola funding to fight Zika, possibly ending impasse

first_imgAnd in an interview with STAT last month, Representative Tom Cole, the chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee that funds health programs, suggested that Congress could “backfill” any Ebola money that the administration had to spend now by replacing it in the next regular funding bill. He also didn’t rule out a smaller emergency funding bill once Republicans are convinced the administration has spent all of the money it already has on hand.In a letter Tuesday to Republican and Democratic leaders, more than 60 public health and medical groups urged Congress to approve the emergency Zika money — though they also said lawmakers should “provide new funding rather than repurpose money from other high priority programs.” PoliticsWhite House will dip into Ebola funding to fight Zika, possibly ending impasse WASHINGTON — The Obama administration plans to spend unused Ebola funds to fight the Zika virus, a breakthrough that could ease the standoff with Congress over the administration’s request for emergency money for the crisis.The administration will jump-start the Zika effort using leftover money that Congress had given the health agencies to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, according to two congressional sources. The biggest amount of unused money is $600 million that was intended to help 30 countries improve, and in some cases build, public health systems to make them better prepared to fight future infectious diseases.The move, first reported by the Associated Press, could make it easier to negotiate with congressional Republicans over the rest of the Zika package. The Obama administration had asked for $1.9 billion in emergency funds to fight the spread of the virus, but top House Republicans pushed back, saying the administration should first use any money Congress has already provided for Ebola that hasn’t been spent.advertisement Related: By David Nather and Dylan Scott April 5, 2016 Reprints Clinton and top Democrats demand Congress approve Zika funds The move could ease the deadlock between the White House and Congress over Zika funds. Pete Souza/White House That response led to a series of urgent warnings from federal health officials, who said agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were desperately shifting money away from other vital health programs to buy time until Congress agreed to pay for a robust Zika response.Despite the public deadlock, though, there have already been signs of flexibility. White House press secretary Josh Earnest even hinted at such a move in a February briefing, in which he noted that “there may be a point in time in which we feel like there are some resources from our Ebola efforts that could be used for other things without impacting our critical efforts against Ebola.”advertisement Tags CDCCongresspolicyZika Viruslast_img read more

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Beware of doomsday scenarios for health care spending

first_imgFirst OpinionBeware of doomsday scenarios for health care spending Fair pricing activists applauded the news earlier this month that the FDA approved another drug to cure hepatitis C. That this new medicine is cheaper and treats people quicker than the existing hepatitis C drugs goes to show how fast healthy competition can change the outlook on health spending.Not long ago, health economists were promoting a doomsday scenario that the new crop of hepatitis C drugs would break the bank. To be sure, these drugs were a huge advance, offering cures for hepatitis C rather than holding actions against this potentially disabling and even deadly liver disease. But they were expensive, and the costs would be felt over short time frame rather than be spread out over years.Predictably, health care systems struggled to cope with the immediate budget impact, not least because health budgets operate in silos — the hospital budget, medical fees, drug budget, and the like. So there was an outcry about the increase in the pharmaceutical bill, with little acknowledgement of the future benefit of fewer hospital stays and reduced medical costs. Extrapolating the financial impact of these drugs on the basis of initial price and the potential number of patients that could be taking them was vastly exaggerated. Market dynamics came in, prices dropped, and patient numbers did not go up and up.advertisement Privacy Policy Newsletters Sign up for Pharmalot Your daily update on the drug industry. Please enter a valid email address. We certainly spend far more on cancer treatment today than we did 20 years ago but, in return, we have new medicines that have transformed cancer care. Between 1991 and 2014, the death rate from cancer dropped by 25 percent in the United States. This means 2,143,200 fewer cancer deaths occurred than if rates had persisted at the 1991 level. France spends almost five times more on diabetes medicines than it did 20 years ago, but the treatment for patients is like night and day for a much larger number of patients.In comparison, costs for cardiovascular drugs have shrunk dramatically. In Germany, 12 percent of overall drug spending  in 1995 went toward agents for lowering blood pressure or cholesterol; today it is 4 percent of drug spending. This is a significant change, especially since it has accompanied an equally dramatic reduction in deaths from heart disease.The hepatitis C scenario shows how competition among innovative companies can bring costs down while the patent is still valid. The reduction in costs of cholesterol-lowering agents highlights another dynamic that takes effect when patents expire and these effective and therapeutically important medicines become considerably cheaper, often being sold for a few cents per pill. The expiration of drug patents is expected to reduce overall spending in the U.S. $143.5 billion in the next five years.Medical progress clearly has its price, but doomsday scenarios based on simple extrapolations of today’s numbers are out of touch with reality.Thomas B. Cueni is the director general of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations, which is funded by dues paid by member companies and associations. The opinions expressed here are his own. Related: Inside the $100 million ad blitz for a $1,100-a-pill drug for hepatitis C FDA OKs new drug to treat all forms of hepatitis C [email protected] Take this famous prediction. Back in 1972, the Club of Rome’s book “The Limits to Growth” foretold that natural oil sources would dry up within 20 years and that reliance on fossil fuel was unsustainable. People took the forecast seriously. Yet here we are, 45 years later, knowing that the scenario was wrong, in part because it failed to predict that the United States would become one of the world’s largest oil and gas producers.advertisement Vincento Pinto/AFP/Getty Images I believe that doomsday predictions should carry a health warning because they can mislead policy makers to make wrong decisions. Related: The problem with such doomsday predictions is that they make extrapolations based on static thinking, such as using consumption growth rates and reserves of finite resources known at the time.Looking at today’s debates on health and pharmaceutical policies reminds me of the Club of Rome’s doomsday scenario. Predictions abound, warning that the health system budget is about to explode or that access to innovative medicines is unsustainable.I have been hearing such predictions for more than 20 years. Don’t get me wrong: thinking about the sustainability of our health systems is legitimate, important, and necessary. Demographic trends on the one hand and achievements in biomedical research on the other offer considerable challenges for health systems, even in wealthier countries.But the discussion isn’t really new. In the mid-1990s, the Danish government feared that a highly effective anti-migraine drug would break its health care budget. Based on an extrapolation of the price of the medicine and the potential number of migraine patients, some experts reckoned that the medicine would consume a significant chunk of Danish health care spending, not just pharmaceutical expenses. Such extrapolations were spectacularly wrong, which was fortunate for the Danish health care budget. About the Author Reprints By Thomas B. Cueni Aug. 24, 2017 Reprints Leave this field empty if you’re human: We are having a similar discussion today about the financial consequences of new hepatitis C medicines. These drugs are a demonstration of disruptive innovation at its best.Before these medicines were developed, the heavy cost of treating hepatitis C complications, such as liver transplantation and liver cancer, was spread over many years. Then along came a disruptive medical innovation in 2014 that quickly cured this serious liver disease. That sea change has both immediate and long-term effects on health care costs. The immediate effect is the need to treat a large number of patients, while over time an increasingly smaller number of patients need treatment as the disease becomes rarer. In the United States alone, the long-term effect is that the use of these new medicines is predicted to prevent by 2050 more than 126,000 liver-related deaths, 78,800 cases of liver cancer, and nearly 10,000 liver transplants.The FDA’s recent approval of glecaprevir and pibrentasvir (Mavyret) with a wholesale acquisition cost of $26,400, compared with $74,760 for the first similar curative treatment regimen for all forms of hepatitis C, launched in 2016, shows how quickly the situation can change.Similar to the extrapolation of the drying up of oil reserves or the “budget-busting” migraine treatment, making projections based only on the current price and sales underestimates the dynamics of the pharmaceuticals market. Yes, the immediate budget impact in most countries is a matter for concern, in particular as budgeting generally looks at drug expenditures in silos and does not take into account the savings in hospital costs or increased productivity.But what such extrapolations fail to take into account is that market dynamics can work quickly and effectively. As new competitors enter the market with other cures, prices come down. Regardless of administered pricing and tough negotiations in many countries, new competitors nowadays often enter the market within a few months of a first-in-class innovative medicine, leading to healthy price competition. The result: Doomsday scenarios of drug spending out of control prove to be exaggerated. Thomas B. Cueni @ThomasCueni Tags drug developmentdrug pricingpharmaceuticalslast_img read more

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6 things that happen at TV hospitals that don’t happen in real life

first_img Related: 5. Instant outOn “The Night Shift,” a large, angry prison inmate is wheeled in under armed guard. He yells insults and breaks his restraint before being instantly knocked out with an injection.“I wish we had a drug that could work that fast,” said Chai. “When they come in high or psychotic, those people are agitated, and it might take several people to hold them. That part’s true. But after the shot it takes about five to 10 minutes for them to calm down.”Wide-awake patients don’t just instantly fall unconscious either, no matter what they’re injected with. Whether a patient has missed doses of antipsychotic medication or is just high on street drugs, no injection can simply put them out in seconds.6. ‘Stat!’It’s still the official term of urgency and speed, but the word is uttered more often on television (and in our office) than in real life. On “ER,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “Chicago Hope,” among others, medical personnel jog alongside gurneys or run around patients’ rooms asking for a procedure or medicine, “Stat!”But in a real hospital, the word is usually written rather than “shouted out like it is on TV,” said Dr. Helen Farrell, a professor of psychiatry who’s had her share of emergency-room rotations.“You’ll see it usually on a written or electronic order, like for a drug, so that the pharmacy knows to get it up right away,” she added. “But you don’t usually hear people saying it.” Health6 things that happen at TV hospitals that don’t happen in real life By Leah Samuel Sept. 15, 2017 Reprints Related: “It’s not unheard of, I guess,” said Dr. Peter Chai, who teaches emergency medicine and medical toxicology at the University of Massachusetts. “Maybe in a pediatric situation, if it’s a kid, we may work on them for 45 minutes or so. But most times, you’re doing things in increments of three minutes,” he added. “So you’re shocking them after three minutes of CPR, or after EMS has been doing it on the way there. And by then, you either get them back or you don’t.”2. Gory scenesRobert Mills, media and editorial director at the American Medical Association, said that the PAC used to let TV directors know how to make scenes realistic. “They would tell the TV writers, ‘OK. If you do this procedure, this is how much blood you should see.’” It may be only a coincidence, but since the committee disbanded in the 1980s, medical shows have been awash in sticky red liquid.And TV blood is used to highly dramatic effect. It spatters across surgical masks and gowns and spurts dramatically from incisions. On “Grey’s Anatomy,” a wound over a patient’s carotid artery throbs menacingly and then pops open, throwing a wide, red streak across a doctor’s lab coat and blouse.“It doesn’t really happen that way,” explained Chai. “Even when you hit an artery [during surgery], its coming out a little faster than when you hit a vein, sure, but you’re not getting blood on the wall on the other side of the room.” Television shows like “ER” have had a number of fantastical storylines over the years. NBC/Newsmakers via Getty Imagescenter_img Medical storylines have riveted television viewers since the earliest days of the medium — and for just as long, TV writers and directors have had to navigate the age-old tension between truth and storytelling.One early solution, beginning in the 1950s, was a group of doctors who advised television producers directly. The group, known as the Physician’s Advisory Committee (PAC) on Television, Radio, and Motion Pictures, reviewed scripts, helped find props, and showed actors how to properly hold a scalpel.Both medicine and television have changed a lot since then. Production companies now hire their own medical consultants. And the widespread availability of medical information means that TV shows must work harder to get viewers to suspend their disbelief.advertisement 3. Surgery on the flyTV surgeons seem to be constantly called into action in every place except the hospital. In an episode of “The Night Shift,” Dr. Alister performed a C-section on a plane mid-flight (with, among other things, a pair of spoons). He was at it again in another episode when he drilled into a patient’s skull while awaiting help in a stalled elevator. “I’ve never seen any of that,” said Chai. “After all, we have these things called operating rooms.”And then there’s the similar scene where doctors are in or near a bank heist, war, or other gun-involved situation outside the hospital, and find themselves urgently needing to remove a bullet from the victim’s body. “MASH” and “ER” featured this one; “Chicago Med” almost did, when an overcrowded hospital forced Dr. Rhodes and Dr. Choi to consider a hallway bullet removal.“Nope,” Chai said. “If the bullet is in, it stays in until they’re in an operating room,” he said emphatically.4. Makeshift medicineTo save fictional lives, actors on hospital shows have used myriad non-medical implements — from garden hoses to tree limbs — in cases of emergency. The most common of the DIY procedures is a tracheotomy, in which a doctor makes a hole at the base of the throat to insert a tube when a patient has no other way to breathe due to injury or illness. “ER” offered a particularly memorable instance when Nurse Hathaway, held hostage by a pair of robbers in a convenience store, attempts a tracheotomy on a gunshot victim using a penknife, a juice straw, and duct tape.“We’re taught to do emergency tracheotomies, and you can even buy a kit to take with you,” Chai said, adding that he couldn’t understand why a lot of TV doctors seem to keep forgetting their kits.In most cases, Chai added, it isn’t even necessary to improvise. “Maybe if you’re in the middle of a hurricane or the wilderness, or in a rural area, then you can MacGyver something together to save a patient, but in ordinary cases, EMS has time to get there before you have to do that.” A cure for the common cold and 4 other medical predictions that haven’t (yet) come true 5 ‘health care’ jobs that are thankfully obsolete That desire for drama can create some unforgettable television moments — as well as some unlikely bits of fiction. Here, some of the most unrealistic parts of TV medical dramas.1. Shocking patients for an hourLast season’s “The Night Shift” featured this familiar scene: Dr. Clemmens leans over an unresponsive patient with a tube in her open mouth. His arms are straight and his hands are crossed on the young woman’s chest. He is desperately and rhythmically pushing into the patient’s chest, stopping every five pushes to allow another doctor, who has been holding the defibrillator pads aloft and ready, to shock the patient one more time.advertisementlast_img read more

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Portlaoise estate waiting 20 years to be taken in charge

first_imgHome News Council Portlaoise estate waiting 20 years to be taken in charge NewsCouncil Work on a foul sewer pumping station at an estate in Laois is holding up the area being taken in charge.An update was sought on Woodgrove and Woodgrove Lawns and an explanation on what is delaying the estate being taken in charge by Cllr Caroline Dwane Stanley at the Portlaoise Municipal District Meeting.A response from Pat Delaney from the planning department said Irish Water has approved documents for the upgrade of the station. Facebook Community Twitter Council WhatsApp Permission granted for housing development in Abbeyleix while further homes planned in Portarlington “This tender has been advertised on E tenders. Closing date for return of tender prices is February 23.(The)  Estate cannot be taken in charge until these works have been completed,” he said.Frustrating“It is a very frustrating situation,” Cllr Dwane Stanley said. She said the issue had been with water services for over a year.“By my counting, this has been going on for over 20 years,” she said.“For the past two months, six lights haven’t been working in the estate,” she said.“You can’t even get a light fixed because the estate hasn’t been taken in charge,” she said.“We need to try to get the estate taken in charge this year,” she said.SEE ALSO – ‘Green-field’ site relocation plans for Portlaoise Previous article‘Major drainage work’ required to prevent floodingNext articleLaois senior hurlers seeking new selector after Mullaney steps away David PowerA journalist for over 20 years, David has worked for a number of regional titles both as journalist and editor. From Tullamore he also works as a content editor for Independent.ie. His heroes include Shane Lowry, Seamus Darby and Johnny Flaherty TAGSCllr Caroline Dwane StanleyPortlaoise Municipal DistrictWoodgrove RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest By David Power – 31st January 2018 Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste WhatsApp Facebook Portlaoise estate waiting 20 years to be taken in charge Pinterest Council Twitter Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dininglast_img read more

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Beat the Barge is back for its seventh year running

first_img Beat the Barge is back for its seventh year running Previous articleTalking Music: Brendan Lambe on DJing, most memorable sets and moving across the Atlantic SeaNext articleYoung Portlaoise footballer named St Kevin’s Boys/Bohemians Player of the Year Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Facebook Twitter Twitter By Siun Lennon – 28th October 2018 Facebook Community Home Lifestyle Beat the Barge is back for its seventh year running LifestyleOut and About WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest TAGSBeat the bargeVicarstown Competitors crossing the line at the Beat the Barge in Vicarstown The annual Vicarstown Beat the Barge run in back – and it’s here with a difference.This year the 4km run has a theme – it’s a Beat the Barge Zombie Run.Participants are beating invited to dress up and run in fancy dress, zombies especially welcome.The idea of the event is to complete the 4km before the barge on the water gets back.A massive annual eventBeat the Barge traditionally takes place in September, but was moved to the last weekend of October this year as Annanough were in the junior county final.Massive numbers of people turn out to the event, with over 200 people taking place in last year’s run.Registration takes from 11am in Vicarstown Community Centre and race begins at 12 noon.The first 200 people to register will get a technical t-shirt. Light refreshments afterwards in Crean’s Pub.Entry is €12 adult and €6 per child. There are also lots of great spot prizes on the.For more information contact John Scully 085 1742251 or Majella on 086 0111722.SEE ALSO – A frontline service with nowhere to go Community Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Council Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening WhatsApplast_img read more

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Deaths in Laois – Sunday, June 23, 2019

first_img Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Twitter Facebook Deaths in Laois – Sunday, June 23, 2019 Facebook Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Sr. Francis ConwaySt. Leo’s Convent, Carlow Town, Carlow / Ballylinan, LaoisSr. Francis Conway died June 20th 2019 (peacefully) in the loving care of the sisters and staff of Catherine McAuley Nursing Home Beaumont, Dublin. Formerly of Ballylinan Co. Laois; predeceased by her parents James and Elizabeth, brothers Mick, Séamus, Liam, Eamon and Paddy, sisters Sheila and Betty. Sadly missed by her nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, grand-nieces, great-grandnephews, great-grandnieces, the Community of St. Leo’s, relatives and friendsReposing in the Convent Chapel on Saturday from 2pm with prayers at 4.45pm followed by removal to the Cathedral of the Assumption to arrive for 5.30pm. Funeral Mass on Sunday at 12.30pm. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery.Joseph O’CallaghanKillimy, Emo, LaoisJoseph O’Callaghan, Killimy, Emo, Co. Laois (Retired Principal of Emo N.S.) died June 21st 2019 (peacefully) in the care of the Matron & Staff of Droimnin Nursing Home, Stradbally, surrounded by his loving family. Husband of the late Anna. Deeply regretted by his daughters Ann Maria, Emer and Nuala, his sister (Sr. M. Enda), sons-in-law Ramesh, Ber and Dave, grandchildren Kiara and Una, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.Reposing in Droimnin Nursing Home on Sunday from 6 o’clock, Rosary at 8 o’clock. Removal on Monday at 11.10am, arriving at St. Pauls Church, Emo for Requiem Mass at 12noon. Burial immediately afterwards in the New Cemetery, Emo.Paddy Byrne13 Wolfe Tone Street, Mountmellick, LaoisPaddy Byrne (Byrne Tyres). Died suddenly at his residence. Loving husband of the late Marcella. Deeply regretted by his loving family Marcella, Shirley, Nicholas and Caroline, brothers, sisters, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren , extended family, relatives and friends.Reposing at his residence on Thursday from 6pm with Rosary at 9pm. Reposing at his residence on Friday from 2pm with Removal at 6:20pm arriving St Joseph’s Church Mountmellick at 7pm. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 11am. Funeral afterwards to St Mary’s Cemetery Clonaghadoo.Siobhán PowerQuinagh, Ballinacarrig, Carlow / LaoisSiobhán Power of Ballinacarrig, Quinagh and Clonagh, Ballickmoyler, Carlow, passed away after a short illness on June 19th, 2019, at St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny. Beloved daughter of James and Esther and much loved sister of Colleen, Niamh and James Jnr. She will be sadly missed by her loving parents, brother, sisters, aunts, uncles, relatives, Carers and friends.Reposing at her home, Ballinacarrig, Quinagh, Carlow (Eircode R93 X8H7), on Friday from 2p.m with Prayers at 8p.m. Removal on Saturday at 10.30a.m to St Abban’s Church, Killeen arriving for Funeral Mass at 11a.m. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.Peter GormanGarrons, Stradbally, LaoisPray for the soul of Peter Gorman, the oldest of seven sons born to Nicholas and Patricia Gorman of Garrons, Stradbally and Beckenham, Kent, England, who died on the 11th of June after a short illness in Capetown, South Africia. Funeral this Saturday the 22nd of June at 10am in Capetown.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Saturday, June 22, 2019 WhatsApp WhatsApp GAA GAA GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Twitter Previous articleA win for Laois footballers, third in All-Ireland Feile skills and all of Saturday’s GAA results around the countyNext articleWATCH: 10 Questions with Eimear Guidrea (Shanahoe) Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Siun Lennon – 23rd June 2019 Pinterest Pinterest TAGSDeaths in Laois Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Sunday, June 23, 2019 Deaths 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

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NPHET recommends entire country move to Level 5 restrictions

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp TAGSCoronavirusNPHET Facebook NPHET recommends entire country move to Level 5 restrictions Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Twitter Pinterest Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date By Alan Hartnett – 16th October 2020 Twittercenter_img Home News NPHET recommends entire country move to Level 5 restrictions News WhatsApp Previous articleCalls for ‘two horrible derelict properties’ in Laois town to be dealt withNext articleGAA Diary: Zach, Cheddar, Sugrue and minor hurlers on TV 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. Electric Picnic Pinterest The National Public Health Emergency team has recommended that the entire country move to Level 5 restrictions.RTE News is reporting that the recommendation is contained in a letter sent to Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly last night.This is the second time in the last three weeks that NPHET has made the call and it comes the day after Ireland reported a record number of new cases. Electric Picnic Facebook NPHET are looking for Level 5 to be brought in for six weeks – to bring us right up to Christmas.No cabinet meeting is scheduled for today and Taoiseach Micheal Martin is currently in Brussels.That means a government decision to the recommendation is perhaps unlikely to come today.At present the entire country is under Level 3 restrictions – with the added restriction that no visitors are allowed in people’s houses.While Donegal, Monaghan and Cavan are in Level 4 restrictions.If we do move to Level 5, here is what it means:LEVEL 5At Level 5, the public health risk means that you will be asked to stay at home, except to exercise within 5 kilometres of your home. There will be no gatherings other than small numbers at funerals and weddings.Social and family gatheringsIn your home or gardenOwn household only – no visitors.Other settings outside your home or gardenNo social or family gatherings should take place in other settings.WeddingsUp to 6 guests can attend a wedding ceremony and reception.Organised indoor gatheringsNo organised indoor gatherings should take place.Organised outdoor gatheringsNo organised outdoor gatherings should take place.Exercise and sporting eventsTrainingIndividual training only. No exercise or dance classes.Matches and eventsNo matches or events to take place.Gyms, leisure centres and swimming poolsGyms/leisure centres/swimming pools closed.Religious servicesServices will be held online. Places of worship remain open for private prayer.FuneralsUp to 10 mourners can attend.Museums, galleries and other cultural attractionsAll venues closed. Online services available.Bars, cafes and restaurants (including hotel restaurants and bars)Take away food or delivery only.Wet pubsTake away or delivery only.Nightclubs, discos, casinosNightclubs, discos and casinos will remain closed.Hotels and accommodationOpen only for those with essential non-social and non-tourist purposes.Retail and services (for example: hairdressers, beauticians, barbers)Face coverings must be worn. Essential retail only. All other retail and personal services closed.WorkWork from home unless it is for working in health, social care or other essential service and cannot be done from home.Domestic travel restrictionsStay at home. Exercise within 5 kilometres of home.Schools, creches and higher and adult educationOpen with protective measures in place.Outdoor playgrounds, play areas and parksOpen with protective measures in place.TransportFace coverings must be worn. Walk or cycle where possible. Public transport capacity will be restricted to 25%. Avoid public transport – essential workers and essential purposes only.Over 70 and medically vulnerable individualsThose aged over 70 years and over and the medically vulnerable should exercise judgement regarding the extent to which they engage with outhers and in activities outside home.Visiting long-term residential care facilities (nursing and care homes)Suspended, aside from critical and compassionate circumstances. News last_img read more

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