Who is Louis Rees-Zammit: Ten things you should know about the Wales wing

first_imgFind out more about the young speedster included in the 2021 British & Irish Lions squad The Louis Rees-Zammit gif sweeping social media Louis Rees-Zammit stuns the Scots Wales went to… Collapse The Gloucester and Wales wing explains how sprint… Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. as the Louis Rees-Zammit gif sweeps social media… 7. In the hours after scoring the winning try against Scotland in the 2021 Six Nations, he got another 70,000 followers on Instagram.He also once dated Paul Scholes’s daughter, and revealed the Manchester United legend tried to convince him to play for England.8. He chose to sing Robbie Williams’s Angels in front of the team as his first-cap initiation. Louis Rees-Zammit in Gloucester colours (Getty Images) Expand Expand Who is Louis-Rees Zammit: Ten things you should know about the Wales wing Louis Rees-Zammit is one of the most exciting figures to emerge in international rugby in years.Breaking into the Wales team while still a teenager, his rapid rise led to Warren Gatland selecting the winger in his squad for the British & Irish Lions 2021 tour. He is the youngest member of the squad travelling to South Africa.Playing domestically for Gloucester as one of a talented crop of wingers, here are ten more facts about the talented Welshman.Ten things you should know about Louis Rees-Zammit1. Louis Rees-Zammit was born on 2 February 2001 in Penarth, in the Vale of Glamorgan. He now stands 6ft 3in tall and weighs just under 13st. His surname comes from Maltese ancestry.2. Roald Dahl is another famous alumni of the Cathedral School, Llandaff, which Rees-Zammit attended.3. He didn’t settle on the wing until he reached Hartpury College, playing half-back and centre throughout his schoolboy days.Louis Rees-Zammit after playing against Worcester in the 2019-20 season (Getty Images)4. At 18 years and 70 days, Rees-Zammit is the youngest Gloucester player to ever appear in a Gallagher Premiership match, coming off the bench with four minutes left of a 27-23 win over West Country rivals Bath.5. On 28 December 2019 he scored three tries for Gloucester against Northampton Saints at Franklin’s Gardens – becoming the youngest-ever scorer of a Premiership hat-trick.MORE ON LOUIS REES-ZAMMIT Louis Rees-Zammit stuns the Scots Why Louis Rees-Zammit is getting faster 9. Those sprinting genes come from his father, Joseph, who was an American Football player in his youth.10. Outside of rugby, he is interested in mental health provision, working as an ambassador for the Sporting Minds charity. 6. International honours came in the autumn of 2020. He came off the bench to make his Wales debut in a 38-21 loss to France and scored his first Test try against Georgia a month later. The Louis Rees-Zammit gif sweeping social media Why Louis Rees-Zammit is getting faster Louis Rees-Zammit stuns the Scotslast_img read more

California bishops issue call to assist Central American refugees

first_img Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Advent, Submit a Press Release Immigration, Rector Albany, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Belleville, IL Refugees Migration & Resettlement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Events The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Job Listing Tags Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Tampa, FL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Music Morristown, NJ center_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA Press Release Service Rector Martinsville, VA [Episcopal Public Policy Network of California] In recent days, over 6,000 migrants have gathered at the California-Mexico border fence seeking appointments with American immigration officials to petition for asylum. With wait times projected to last for months, many are forced to live in shelters where food is scarce, and privacy is non-existent, and some become sick.When large numbers of people cross borders to flee persecution, war, and disaster, they are considered refugees in the world’s eyes, and many nations build refugee camps or absorb migrating people, helping families to resettle and educate the children. Presently, U.S. immigration officials admit 40-100 asylum seekers into California each day, recognizing the credible fear of danger and death if migrants return to their home nations. These young families tell stories of death threats and kidnapping threats to them and their children.As Christians during the season of Advent, we recognize the ancient echo of the Holy Family’s flight into Egypt, when Mary and Joseph hid the infant Jesus from the murderous Herod. We also recognize our obligation to help the oppressed and the homeless. We urge our fellow Episcopalians to appeal to government officials to speed up the processing of asylum seekers and to provide adequate shelters and legal assistance in the U.S. for recent immigrants.We also encourage our fellow Episcopalians to work locally to provide shelter, legal aid, material support, and advocacy for asylum seekers. One way to help is to donate to organizations such as Al Otro Lado, which connects immigrants with medical and legal services, and San Diego Rapid Response Network, which provides temporary shelter and travel assistance to asylum seekers.Let’s work together to create a more compassionate immigration system and to alleviate the suffering of our neighbors.Episcopal Public Policy Network of California Signed in Cooperation,The Rt. Rev. Marc Andrus, Bishop, Diocese of CaliforniaThe Rt. Rev. Barry L. Beisner, Bishop, Diocese of Northern CaliforniaThe Rt. Rev. John Taylor, Bishop, Diocese of Los AngelesThe Rt. Rev. Diane Jardine Bruce, Bishop Suffragan, Diocese of Los AngelesThe Rt. Rev. Mary Gray-Reeves, Bishop, Diocese of El Camino RealThe Rt. Rev. David Rice, Bishop, The Diocese of San JoaquinThe Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Assisting Bishop, The Diocese of San Diego Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Posted Dec 20, 2018 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Faith & Politics, California bishops issue call to assist Central American refugees In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Youth Minister Lorton, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZlast_img read more

Kids create their dream playground in Apopka

first_img Please enter your name here Partners join forces to upgrade Lake Avenue ParkFrom the City of ApopkaMore than 200 volunteers from Foresters Financial, the City of Apopka, organizers from KaBOOM!, and residents of the Apopka community will join forces on Saturday, April 8th, to give area kids the childhood they deserve by building a new playground at Lake Avenue Park (located at 439 North Lake Avenue in Apopka). The design is based on children’s drawings created at a special design event in January.Lake Avenue Park is in need of rebuilding. The old playground was badly weathered and poorly maintained. Eventually, the City of Apopka had to tear down much of the unsafe structure. The new playground will provide a safe place for area children to enjoy. Over its 15 year lifespan, the new playground will eventually serve more than 1,200 children and their families in the community, providing them with a safe place to play.The Lake Avenue Park is in need of a faceliftPlaygrounds provide an opportunity for families to spend quality time together and get to know other families in their community. A playground is more than a playground. It’s a brain-expander, friend-maker, and muscle-builder. It’s a pillar in the community.Foresters Financial, an international financial services provider, helps families reach their financial goals, protect themselves and make a lasting difference in their communities. Since 2006, Foresters has invested more than $13 million with KaBOOM! to build over 140 playgrounds across the U.S. and Canada by the end of 2017.  Over their 15-year lifespan, these playgrounds will strengthen the community and provide more than 5 million children and their families with an opportunity to spend quality time together.KaBOOM! works to bring balanced and active play into the daily lives of all children, particularly those growing up in poverty in America. #playmattersAbout Foresters Financial Foresters Financial™ is an international financial services provider with more than three million clients and members in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, and total funds under management of $34 billion.1 With a history of more than 140 years, we provide life insurance, savings, retirement and investment solutions that help families achieve their financial goals, protect their families and improve their communities. For more information, visit foresters.com.About KaBOOM! KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to bringing balanced and active play into the daily lives of all kids, particularly those growing up in poverty in America. Since 1996, KaBOOM! has collaborated with partners to build, open or improve nearly 16,700 playgrounds, engaged more than one million volunteers and served 8.5million children. KaBOOM! creates great places to play, inspires communities to promote and support play, and works to drive the national discussion about the importance of play in fostering healthy lives and communities. To learn why #playmatters: visit kaboom.org or join the conversation at twitter.com/kaboom or facebook.com/kaboom. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSCity of ApopkaForestersKaboomLake Avenue Park Previous articleSimple ways to save on airfaresNext articleVeterans at UCF hone skills, experience to become entrepreneurs Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Portland / Blaarchitettura

first_img Year:  CopyAbout this officeBlaarchitetturaOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsTurinItalyPublished on March 09, 2019Cite: “Portland / Blaarchitettura” 09 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsCabinetsFlorenseCabinet – FloAirWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagStair Railing – CELLON®LightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAHigh Speed Hand Dryers – Aerix+BoardsForestOneLaminate – EGGER laminatesAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Metal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightAccolade Wall Light at River Dental OfficeBricksStröherClinker Brick Slips – StiltreuMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?无门的家 / Blaarchitettura是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2016 Italy Photographs:  Beppe Giardino Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily CopyApartments•Turin, Italy Photographs Portland / Blaarchitettura “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/902170/portland-blaarchitettura Clipboardcenter_img Architects: Blaarchitettura Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/902170/portland-blaarchitettura Clipboard Apartments Portland / BlaarchitetturaSave this projectSavePortland / Blaarchitettura Area:  85 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: OLIVARI, Oty Light, Simas, Vesoi, Cavallaro Casa, Edil PerriSave this picture!© Beppe GiardinoRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotText description provided by the architects. The apartment is a unit on the fifth floor of a late ‘50s building, located on the front of the Valentino Park in Torino (Italy). The Southeast exposure makes the flat very bright and all the openings to the outside enjoy the beautiful panorama of the hills of Turin and the Po River.Save this picture!© Beppe GiardinoThe Idea that generates the project is the desire to not to use internal doors.Distributing all the spaces and the living/night area functions without the use of doors and partitions, has been the challenge of this intervention. The cube of in-situ concrete, is the one and only distribution element.Save this picture!© Beppe GiardinoThis volume, which hosts the bedroom, disengages the kitchen, the living room, the dressing room and the dining room.The paths of the inhabitants of the house are generated around that element.Spaces are “revealed” during the exploration of the house.Save this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!PlanThe building structure helps to underline this distribution because pillars are set back from the façade on Corso Massimo d’Azeglio.This anomalous structure creates a virtual corridor that runs along the apartment, from the wardrobe to the wide shower, that is separated from the rest of the flat by an opal glass which increases the natural lighting. The concrete “cave” is raised 10 cm from the floor.Save this picture!© Beppe GiardinoThrough the use of mirrors on the floor, the artifact becomes light and floating. The floor is obtained with the use transparent epoxy resin casted directly on the screed.The appearance of this type of resin denounces the “industrial” character attended by the designers and the client.Save this picture!© Beppe GiardinoThe kitchen is anthracite and the table is oak wood made. This dining table penetrates the work furniture and embraces the pillar of the structure.The bathroom, of elongated shape, is composed by a concrete shelf which is the support of the washbasins. The shower is in white epoxy resin, that reflects and adds natural light to the whole anthracite bathroom.Save this picture!© Beppe GiardinoProject gallerySee allShow lessNew Exhibition ‘I am Interested in Seeing the Future’ Opens Today at Fab-UnionExhibitionBig in Small / Feng HuangSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Turin, Metropolitan City of Turin, ItalyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Save this picture!© Beppe Giardino+ 21Curated by María Francisca González Share Projects “COPY”last_img read more

Cause Marketing for Nonprofits: Partner for Purpose, Passion, and Profits (AFP Fund Development Series): Partner for Purpose,

first_img  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Cause Marketing for Nonprofits: Partner for Purpose, Passion, and Profits (AFP Fund Development Series): Partner for Purpose, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 January 2008 | Newslast_img read more

Community Foundation for Ireland’s applications go online

first_img  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Funding Ireland The Community Foundation for Ireland has introduced of a new online application form for all its grant rounds.The new online grant application system is now live for both the Caring Communities Grant Scheme and the Older Persons’ Fund.The new online grant application system now includes explanation boxes beside questions to help applicants better understand exactly what the Foundation is looking for and it also allows applicants to save a draft of the application online and return to it at a later date.The Community Foundation for Ireland will now award grant payments by electronic transfer.The Older Persons’ Fund, which is now open, seeks to support older people’s voices at a local and national level and their capacity to engage fully in all strands of society. Grants of up to €7500 are available and the deadline is 6 March 2015.The Caring Grants scheme will provide up to €5,000 to groups providing emergency and out of hours home respite to family carers. The deadline is also 6 March. Community Foundation for Ireland’s applications go online About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 10 February 2015 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

17hats Raises $1.25M Seed Round Led by Wavemaker Partners

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News 17hats Raises $1.25M Seed Round Led by Wavemaker Partners 17hats is a fully integrated business automation platform that was built specifically for “businesses of one” with a focus on simplicity and ease-of-use. Think of it as the operating system for the “solopreneurs” From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 | 3:59 pm Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff HerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty Business Newscenter_img Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 17hats announced today that it has raised a $1.25M Seed Round to expand its business automation software for micro businesses or what 17hats likes to refer to as “businesses of one.” The funding round was led by Wavemaker Partners, one of the most active early stage investors in Southern California, with participation from a number of strategic entrepreneurs and angel investors.From its launch in October of 2014, 17hats has vastly exceeded its growth expectations and appears to have quickly achieved broad acceptance from its target market. This early momentum prompted the company to raise a modest seed round to further accelerate its growth. 17hats charges between from $12.50 to $29 per month for its software, depending on the length of service commitment.The Small to Medium Business (SMB) sector is a huge market that’s mostly comprised by the micro-SMBs or “businesses of one.” These owner-operated businesses are the backbone of the SMB segment and are comprised of a diversified group of service oriented entrepreneurs such as photographers, event planners, designers, consultants, one-person law firms, electricians, plumbers, etc. According to an independent study done in 2013, these entrepreneurs waste up to a third of their time in tedious and non-productive administrative matters. While there are already a number of solutions trying to address the various pain points, 17hats has built a fully integrated business application solution that simplifies and makes the management of these various administrative functions cost effective.“It’s not practical nor is it economically feasible for most of the one-person businesses today to subscribe to various software applications just to manage their various administrative needs,” said Donovan Janus, CEO and Founder of 17hats. “We built 17hats as one simple application to manage all important aspects of running a business. Now the owner can focus on why they went into business to begin with,” added Janus.“The micro-SMB or “solopreneur” segment is a large and constantly replenishing market,” said Eric Manlunas, Managing Partner of Wavemaker Partners who’s joining the 17hats board. “92% of the businesses that get started every year are considered “businesses of one” and they share the same frustrations from the extreme fragmentation of solutions out there. 17hats’ fully integrated approach makes it the ultimate productivity tool,” added Manlunas.About 17hats17hats is the simple business management app for solopreneurs. Its all-in-one system includes basic CRM, project management, calendaring, quotes, contracts, invoicing, time tracking and bookkeeping. With its workflow feature, users can automate many repetitive tasks. Launched in October 2014, the company is headquartered in Pasadena, CA. For more information, please visit https://www.17hats.com/About Wavemaker PartnersWavemaker Partners is a cross border early stage venture capital boutique focusing on technology enabled startup opportunities in both the US and Southeast Asia. With offices in Santa Monica, CA and Singapore, its principals are entrepreneurs who have successfully built and exited startups themselves. For more information, please visit http://www.wavemaker.vc Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img read more

Local council members set for 47 per cent pay increase

first_imgWhatsApp Facebook Email Print Councillors who work in the public service are given paid time off to attend monthly meetings but those working in the private sector have to do so mostly on their own time.“We need talented young people of every persuasion coming into politics but up to now, we have been losing good people because they just can’t go on juggling jobs, family and council,” Mayor Sheahan told the Limerick Post.The Mayor referred to the “huge number of enthusiastic young people who joined us and then had to leave. People with families to support and bills to pay can’t take time out of their jobs even though the council is itself a full-time job.“Many of them say they would very much like to work full-time at the council but they don’t have an option. Maybe this is the move that will allow them to do so and the carrot that will attract more young men and women into local politics.”Mayor Sheahan said the increased salary decision is timely, given that Limerick could have a directly elected Mayor in the next two years.“Limerick will be in a unique position then and we will be looking for more powers. It will be a bigger challenge. If the Minister doesn’t give the local authority more power and it’s seen as just a different version of the same thing, then he won’t be able to sell it to Cork or Galway.“We still have a long way to go to sort out what the new Mayor’s powers and role will be and how the council will work with that but this is a unique opportunity for Limerick,” he said.While elected members salaries are to go up, unvouched expenses for local politicians are to end and will be replaced with a verified costs system and audits in all councils.Currently, only a limited number of councillors account for their expenses as it is not compulsory, as is the case with members of the Oireachtas.However, city and county councillors will still get to keep a number of expenses including attendance fees for meetings of Special Policy Committees and other groups. NewsPoliticsLocal council members set for 47 per cent pay increaseBy Bernie English – January 3, 2020 799 Twittercenter_img Limerick County Hall Chamber. Photo: Cian ReinhardtA 47 per cent pay rise for city and county councillors will bring new blood into local politics and help members with families stay in local politics.That’s according to Limerick Mayor Michael Sheahan (FG) who has welcomed the announcement that councillors salaries are to increase by €8,000 a year to €25,000.Currently, councillors are paid a basic salary of just over €17,000, with unvouched expenses up to €2,667 and vouched expenses of €5,000. Advertisement The rate of pay for councillors was highlighted by Fine Gael City Councillor Olivia O’Sullivan last month when she told the Limerick Post that the personal driver for Limerick’s directly elected Mayor would be paid more than local councillors.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr O’Sullivan, who is self-employed and a mother of two young children, is a first-time councillor who won her seat in last May’s local elections.Referring to the current salary level, she said: “It is very underpaid, it’s less than the minimum wage. Although it’s said to be a part-time role, that is not the public expectation. You do have to manage it along with another job because you don’t get paid enough for it to be full-time.”“I’m only six months in it, but there is a big commitment on a weekly basis. I’m self-employed and I don’t know how you could do this job and be answerable to an employer on a daily basis, because the amount of meetings and commitments; just to fulfil the role is very difficult,” she added. Linkedin Previous articleKevin’s journey from special branch to the political heartlandNext articleBoojum release limited edition plant based menu for Veganuary Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news.last_img read more

Motorists urged to be wary of icy conditions this morning

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Previous articleOfficial launch takes place of Donegal ConnectNext articleDonegal Midwife vindicated News Highland Motorists urged to be wary of icy conditions this morning Facebook Facebook Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+center_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Drivers are being warned to take extra care on the roads this morning with a risk of snow and ice in parts of the country.Met Eireann has a status yellow warning in place for all counties until 8am.Temperatures dropped below freezing in some areas last night with frost, ice and lying snow affecting some areas. Twitter WhatsApp By News Highland – March 4, 2019 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterestlast_img read more

Coronavirus updates: Nearly 70,000 Americans hospitalized, ICUs almost out of space

first_imgnarvikk/iStockBy JON HAWORTH and ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 1.3 million people worldwide.Over 54.4 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks. The criteria for diagnosis — through clinical means or a lab test — has also varied from country to country.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the virus has rapidly spread to every continent except Antarctica. The United States is the worst-affected nation, with more than 11 million diagnosed cases and at least 246,236 deaths.Nearly 200 vaccine candidates for COVID-19 are being tracked by the World Health Organization, at least 10 of which are in crucial phase three studies. Of those 10 potential vaccines in late-stage trials, there are currently five that will be available in the United States if approved.Here’s how the news is developing Monday. All times Eastern:Nov 16, 1:12 pmLabor Department issues $2.8 million in fines to companies that didn’t protect workersThe U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued more than $2.8 million in fines for failing to properly protect employees from COVID-19.The violations compiled by OSHA include failure to implement plans to protect workers from respiratory viruses; failure to provide workers with PPE or train them to wear it properly; failure to report illness or death; and failure to to provide a safe workplace.Since the pandemic began, OSHA has issued 204 citations and $2,856,533 in penalties, many in nursing homes and health care facilities.ABC News’ Stephanie Ebbs contributed to this report.Nov 16, 11:50 amNearly 70,000 Americans currently hospitalizedNearly 70,000 people are currently hospitalized due to complications with COVID-19 as intensive care units around the country run out of space and supplies.The number of hospitalization shows no signs of slowing down after the seven-day average of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 increased by 23%, according to an ABC News analysis of the trends across 50 states, Guam, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., using data from the COVID Tracking Project.The virus also continues to disproportionally impact Americans of color. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the week ending on Nov. 7, hospitalization rates for Hispanic or Latino individuals are 4.2 times higher than that of non-Hispanic White individuals. American Indian or Alaska Native individuals have been hospitalized at 4.1 times the rate of non-Hispanic White individuals, and Black individuals have been hospitalized at 3.9 times the rate of non-Hispanic White individuals.The U.S. is now averaging almost 145,000 new cases a day — nearly four times the daily average from just two months ago. In the last seven days, the average number of new COVID-19 cases has increased by 35%.The 1 million Americans diagnosed with the virus in the last seven days equates to 101 every minute.-ABC News’ Arielle MitropolousNov 16, 7:41 amModerna announces initial Phase 3 data showing its COVID-19 vaccine is up to 94.5% effectiveIn another promising medical development, the biotechnology company Moderna has announced its COVID-19 vaccine could be up to 94.5% effective.The news comes a week after Pfizer announced its vaccine could be up to 90% effective based on a similar, early analysis from its Phase 3 trial.In a release Monday, Moderna said its Phase 3 trial “met statistical criteria with a vaccine efficacy of 94.5%,” according to an early analysis of the data that included 95 participants with confirmed cases of COVID-19.However, vaccine specialists caution that these numbers are not set in stone — both estimates could increase or decrease as the respective trials continue, and the vaccines may ultimately prove to work better in some groups than in others.Despite the promising data, Moderna isn’t ready to roll out its vaccine in a mass immunization campaign just yet. The company will first need to ask the Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization (EUA), a limited green-light for higher-risk groups.The company said it plans to seek EUA “in the coming weeks.” That application will include at least two months of safety data after the last injection in half the volunteers. 
Moderna has said it expects the FDA application will include the “final analysis” of 151 cases of COVID-19 in its trial, rather than just the initial 95 cases.This puts them roughly on track along with Pfizer for possible limited authorization by the FDA as soon as December. Moderna is expected to have 20 million doses to go along with Pfizer’s 50 million for global distribution before more can be made in 2021.Moderna also announced promising data Monday about how the vaccine can be shipped and stored. According to the company, the vaccine can safely be stored for up to six months in a normal freezer, and up to 30 days in a normal refrigerator.Pfizer’s vaccine must be kept at around -94 degrees Fahrenheit — far colder than a typical freezer can accommodate. Because of these temperature requirements, the company will ship vaccine doses in special temperature-controlled thermal boxes packed with dry ice.With the new data published this week, Moderna could be the second company to seek authorization in the United States, after Pfizer.Nov 16, 5:12 amRussia’s daily coronavirus cases hit all-time recordRussia registered a total of 22,778 new coronavirus infection cases and 303 coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, according to the coronavirus response headquarters in a statement that was released on Monday.The city of Moscow alone recorded 6,360 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours.Russia has now seen a total of 1,948,603 coronavirus infection cases and 32,489 people have died of coronavirus in Russia over the entire period of the pandemic.Nov 16, 5:12 amRussia’s daily coronavirus cases hit all-time recordRussia registered a total of 22,778 new coronavirus infection cases and 303 coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, according to the coronavirus response headquarters in a statement that was released on Monday.The city of Moscow alone recorded 6,360 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours.Russia has now seen a total of 1,948,603 coronavirus infection cases and 32,489 people have died of coronavirus in Russia over the entire period of the pandemic.Nov 16, 4:52 amOlympic optimism as IOC’s Bach meets with Japan PM SugaAs global coronavirus infections spread and countries impose new lockdowns, a glimmer of hope for the Summer Olympic Games was seen briefly in Japan’s capital on Monday. International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach is in Tokyo, his first visit since coronavirus forced the decision to postpone the summer games for a year. At the prime minister’s office, Bach and Prime Minister Suga met for about 30 minutes. The two fistbumped for photographers before making optimistic statements.Bach said, “We again will make this Olympic Games a great symbol of solidarity and unity of humanity in this world, which by then will be a post-coronavirus world.”Suga said, “We are determined to host the games as proof that humanity has defeated the coronavirus pandemic.” Bach’s four-day visit to Tokyo began on Sunday. On Monday night, the IOC president is expected to meet Japan’s long-serving former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who made the call to delay the games in March. Bach is also scheduled to meet Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike and Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee president Yoshiro Mori. Despite not implementing harsh measures to combat COVID, such as a European-styled hard lockdown, Japan seems to have sidestepped the ravages of the disease.There are currently under 120,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and less than 2,000 deaths. Like other nations, as temperatures fall and people head indoors, coronavirus numbers are expected to rise. Health officials reported 1,441 new coronavirus cases on Sunday.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more