New video campaign Our Council, Our Stories launched by Limerick City…

first_imgHousing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Email Linkedin Advertisement Limerick on Covid watch list Facebook Limerick’s O’Connell Street Revitalisation Works to go ahead RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp O’Donnell Welcomes Major Enhancement Works for Castletroy Neighbourhood Park center_img Previous articleLive At The Docklands with Josh Gray – The Limerick Post ShowNext articleMural and new priory walkway unveiled in Kilmallock Staff Reporter Twitter Print 31-5-19#OurCouncilOurStories is a new video campaign launched by Limerick City and County Council to celebrate the dedicated and diverse work of the organisation’s employees.Launched today by the Marketing & Communications department at Limerick City and County Council, ‘Our Council, Our Stories’ is a series of video shorts to be shown throughout the month of June that will illustrate the mix of services, diversity and personality of the Council’s employees.L-R: Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr. James Collins, Anne Goggin, Senior Executive Engineer, Dean McDarby, the Mobile Library Driver, and Michael Sheehan, Parks Superintendent, in the People’s Park.Picture: Keith WisemanA new video campaign has been launched by Limerick City and County Council to celebrate the dedicated and diverse work of the organisation’s employees.Launched today by the Marketing & Communications department at Limerick City and County Council, ‘Our Council, Our Stories’ is a series of video shorts to be shown throughout the month of June that will illustrate the mix of services, diversity and personality of the Council’s employees.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The videos, created by Southern Media, can be viewed on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo and YouTube) and new stories will appear each week and over the month of June.The first video, launched today on the eve of the amalgamated Council’s fifth birthday, features Alphonsus O’Regan, a traffic warden based in Kilmallock, as he covers his daily beat and helps with anything that might come his way.Kane Malone, a firefighter in Mulgrave Street, describes the challenges and rewards of being a firefighter with Limerick Fire and Rescue Service, while artist blacksmith Eric O’Neill, who’s based in the Council’s Cappamore Arts Studios, describes how the artist space enhances the County Limerick town.Mayor of Limerick City and County Cllr James Collins said:  “I’m always amazed at how many people do not realise the extent of the work that a local authority does. Limerick City and County Council provides almost 600 public services as well as promoting the interests of local communities across the city and county and the social, economic, environmental, recreational and cultural development of Limerick.  Our Council has enabled a great renaissance and a lot of change in Limerick over the last five years and this campaign is a nice way to tell some of those stories in the best way possible; through the people that work here.”Head of Marketing and Communications at the Council, Laura Ryan said that an upcoming episode will feature the new Treaty City Brewery on Nicholas Street which received funding from Limerick City and County Council for preservation and refurbishment work.“The series will also feature the man responsible for ensuring Limerick is in bloom every summer, Michael Sheehan, the Council’s Parks superintendent. It’s incredible to think that more than 10,000 plants and shrubs are planted every year to add welcome splashes of colour to Limerick’s streets and parks and it’s great to get a glimpse of the hard work that goes on behind the scenes.”Our Council, Our Stories also profiles the Bee Friendly Limerick project and engineer Anne Goggin who explains how the local authority delays the start of its annual grass-cutting programme in certain areas in order to help give bees and other pollinators an early food source.The popular Limerick Mobile Library Service is also featured, mobile librarian Dean McDarby describes the initiative which provides for the culture, education, information, learning, recreation and study needs of people of all ages in the county.The series also features Valerie Stundon, the Council’s water safety officer on taking care around our lakes and rivers as the summer season approaches.For more information please visit or see on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo and YouTube. #OurCouncilOurStories NewsLocal NewsNew video campaign Our Council, Our Stories launched by Limerick City and County CouncilBy Staff Reporter – June 4, 2019 231 TAGSLimerick City and CountyLimerick City and County Councillocal newsNews Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! last_img read more

Greggs chairman to step down

first_imgGreggs, Bakery Food Manufacturer of the Year, has announced its chairman will step down next year.Derek Netherton, who was appointed chairman in March 2002, will not offer himself for re-election at the retailer’s Annual General Meeting next May.It also revealed that Ian Durant, the current chairman of the Audit Committee, is to replace Netherton as chair.Durant was appointed as an independent non-executive director of Greggs on 5 October 201. He is also chairman of Capital and Counties Properties and a non-executive director of Greene King and Home Retail Group.last_img

Pennsylvania COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring Dashboard Update for Oct. 2 – Oct. 8

first_img October 13, 2020 Pennsylvania COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring Dashboard Update for Oct. 2 – Oct. 8 Press Release,  Public Health Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today released a weekly status update detailing the state’s mitigation efforts based on the COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard.The update includes the following:Level of community transmission as a basis for the recommendations for Pre-K to 12 schools to determine instructional models.Data on cases among 5-18-year-olds.Cases that reported visiting a business among potential locations where exposures may have occurred.Updated travel recommendations.The dashboard is designed to provide early warning signs of factors that affect the state’s mitigation efforts. The data available on the early warning monitoring dashboard includes week-over-week case differences, incidence rates, test percent-positivity, and rates of hospitalizations, ventilations and emergency room visits tied to COVID-19. This week’s update compares the period of October 2 – October 8 to the previous seven days, September 25 – October 1.“Our percent positivity and incidence rate for the commonwealth both increased this week as we see a resurgence of cases in Pennsylvania,” Gov. Wolf said. “We cannot emphasize enough the importance of Pennsylvanians being united in taking actions to protect ourselves and others, such as wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, washing our hands and avoiding large gatherings. Together, Pennsylvanians can work to prevent the spread of the virus.”As of Thursday, October 8, the state has seen a seven-day increase of 7,269 cases; the previous seven-day increase was 6,137, indicating a 1,132-case increase across the state over the past week.The statewide percent-positivity went up to 3.9% from 3.7% last week. Counties with concerning percent-positivity include Northumberland (8.6%), Centre (7.6%), Bradford (7.4%), Lebanon (7.4%), Lawrence (6.9%), Potter (6.3%), Westmoreland (6.3%), Fulton (6.2%), Montour (6.0%), Berks (5.9%), Indiana (5.9%), Huntingdon (5.8%), Lackawanna (5.4%), Schuylkill (5.0%). Each of these counties bears watching as the state continues to monitor all available data.Community TransmissionAs of Friday’s data, Bradford, Centre, Lebanon, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties were in the substantial level of community transmission. The departments of Education and Health will speak with school district representatives in these counties to discuss the implications of this level of transmission.For the week ending October 8, 14 counties were in the low level of transmission, 46 counties in the moderate level, with seven with substantial transmission:Low – Cameron, Clinton, Elk, Forest, Fulton, Greene, Jefferson, Juniata, McKean, Potter, Sullivan, Warren, Wayne, WyomingModerate – Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Carbon, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Fayette, Franklin, Huntingdon, Indiana, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Schuylkill, Somerset, Susquehanna, Tioga, Venango, Washington, Westmoreland, YorkSubstantial – Bradford, Centre, Lebanon, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, UnionCases Among 5-18-Year-OldsThe Department of Health is providing weekly data on the number of statewide cases of COVID-19 among 5 to 18-year-olds.Throughout the pandemic, there have been 11,171 total cases of COVID-19 among 5 to 18-year-olds. Of that total, 1,004 occurred between October 2 – October 8. For the week of September 25 – October 1, there were 615 cases of COVID-19 among 5 to 18-year-olds.Cases by demographic group is available on the DOH website.Business VisitsThe Department of Health is providing weekly data on the number of individuals who responded to case investigators that they spent time at business establishments (restaurants, bars, gym/fitness centers, salon/barbershops) and at mass gatherings 14 days prior to the onset of COVID-19 symptoms.Of the 6,812 confirmed cases reported between September 27 and October 3, 38 percent (2,599) provided an answer to the question as to whether they spent time at a business establishment.Of those who did provide an answer, 16.7 percent, or 434, answered yes, they visited a business establishment 14 days prior to onset of symptoms:53 percent (231) of those who said yes reported going to a restaurant;25 percent (108) of those who said yes reported going to some other business establishment;14.5 percent (63) of those who said yes reported going to a bar;10.6 percent (46) of those who said yes reported going to a gym/fitness center; and7 percent (30) of those who said yes reported going to a salon/barbershop.Of the 6,812 confirmed cases, 38 percent (2,612) answered the question as to whether they attended a mass gathering or other large event. Of the 38 percent, 16 percent (424) answered yes to whether they attended a mass gathering or other large event 14 days prior to onset of symptoms. With less than half of those asked responding to the question, the department is reminding Pennsylvanians that it is essential to answer the phone when case investigators call and to provide full and complete information to these clinical professionals.Compared to data reported on October 5, this week’s data saw an increase in people going to a bar (14.5 percent vs. 12 percent), to a restaurant (53 percent vs. 51 percent), to a salon or barbershop (7 percent vs. 5.5 percent) and up marginally for going to a gym/fitness center (10.6 percent vs. 10.5 percent). Numbers went down for this week’s data for people who reported going to some other business (25 percent vs. 29 percent). The number of those who attended a mass gathering or other large event went up (15 percent vs. 16 percent).Travel RecommendationsAlso, the Department of Health updated its travel recommendations, originally announced on July 2, to add Alaska, Indiana and North Carolina to the list of states recommended for domestic travelers returning from to quarantine for 14 days upon return to Pennsylvania.It is important that people understand that this recommendation is in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania. A concerning number of recent cases have been linked to travel, and if people are going to travel, we need them to take steps to protect themselves, their loved ones and their community, and that involves quarantining.Gov. Wolf continues to prioritize the health and safety of all Pennsylvanians through the COVID-19 pandemic. Pennsylvanians should continue to take actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, regardless of in what county they live. This includes wearing a mask or face covering anytime they are in public. COVID-19 has been shown to spread easily in the air and contagious carriers can be asymptomatic.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Video: Ronaldo allows girlfriend Rodriguez to shave his hair

first_imgAnd the five-time Ballon d’Or winner couldn’t resist his infamous celebration cry during the short clip, which was captioned ‘stay home and keep stylish’.Ronaldo has regularly updated his 210 million followers on Instagram about his recent activities, with football having been indefinitely suspended due to the coronavirus crisis.Without being able to visit his preferred barber, Ronaldo was forced to rely on his girlfriend to give him an isolation makeover – a trend which many footballers and celebrities have been doing.The video shows Ronaldo sitting in a chair whilst the 26-year-old Georgina attempts to tackle the forward’s hair from behind.Despite Ronaldo pulling a nervous expression during the trim – the former Real Madrid and Manchester United superstar appeared in high spirits while entertaining the camera.Ronaldo’s partner Georgina is not a complete novice and knows a thing or two about working in the barber industry as she is the manager of the ‘Insparya’ hair transplant clinic in Madrid, which launched last year – the Juventus star’s latest business venture.Ronaldo and Rodriguez were first snapped on a string of dates in late 2016, when the Portuguese great was plying his trade in La Liga.Georgina has since claimed that her first meeting with Ronaldo was ‘love at first sight.’The clip even received four million views within the first 15 minutes of being published, further emphasising Ronaldo’s unparalleled social media presence.The couple were first spotted on a string of dates in late 2016 and have since had a daughterRead Also: Ronaldo voted greatest player of all time in fan tournamentAnd Ronaldo has earned huge praise from his fans recently after contributing to Juventus’ attempts to cut costs during the escalating coronavirus pandemic.The 35-year-old has agreed to lose £3.45million of his exorbitant salary, but is unlikely to notice the hit with the wideman on course to take his career earnings into the billions this year.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThailand’s 10 Most Iconic LandmarksRobert Pattinson Showed The GQ Magazine What Quarantining Means7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldOnly The Chosen Ones Can Appear On-Screen Even After Their DeathWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better The Juventus talisman has recently sported a top-knot this season, but may be about to debut an entirely new look after uploading a video of his model partner stepping up to the mark. Cristiano Ronaldo is the latest player to undergo a haircut during lockdown, with his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez taking up the clippers to keep the superstar looking stylish.Advertisementlast_img read more

Syracuse defense smothers N.C. State offense, yet can’t produce turnover in loss

first_imgRitchy Desir sprang for a lofted pass just inside the North Carolina State sideline and beat Bo Hines to the ball, but couldn’t hold onto it.The ball dropped to the Carrier Dome turf. The Wolfpack’s first drive was effectively over, as Niklas Sade came on to kick and make a 43-yard field goal. It was the only way NCSU (5-4, 1-4 Atlantic Coast) could score on the Syracuse (3-6, 1-4) defense for all but 57 minutes and 46 seconds of the game on Saturday, when the Wolfpack beat SU 24-17.“Today I don’t think we did enough, we didn’t create any turnovers,” senior defensive end Robert Welsh said.It was the Orange defenders that brought the 40,787 in to Carrier Dome to their feet. They pummeled N.C. State quarterback Jacoby Brissett for eight sacks and a loss of 58 yards. They held Wolfpack rushers to 3.5 yards per carry and forced eight punts.They also lost, leaving a dominating unit to mourn its inability to force a turnover, to take the ball away from an average offense and give their own, worse offense an extra chance.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We know they’re struggling, but I guess you win by percentages,” freshman linebacker Zaire Franklin said. “So if you can keep giving them opportunities, eventually they’re going to score.”N.C. State’s offense barely did. The Orange pass rush got to Brissett too quickly. He could avoid the first blitzer and sometimes the second, but he was held then brought down repeatedly.The heat SU brought became inevitable. As soon as the quarterback saw pressure, his eyes dropped. There weren’t going to be any downfield outlets on the run. Just more of the SU defense swarming to the ball, jumping into each other in celebration afterward and making way for the Orange offense.N.C. State went ahead 17-14 in much the same way Welsh scored against Wake Forest two weeks ago, dropping a defensive end of its own into coverage to run back an interception.The Orange defense couldn’t pull off the feat of sending a 250-pound lineman barreling into the end zone or have one of its defensive backs snare a ball out of the air from a taller opponent.SU’s was beating itself up for not getting a turnover.“I think they beat us in turnover margin and they did score a touchdown, so as far as that, N.C. State, their defense outplayed us today,” Franklin said.He also said that the team relies on the defense for its energy — that regardless of how the offense plays, the team should be able to look at its defenders, smiling, reveling in hit after hit and think “‘Ah man, those guys are really going crazy.’”He added that playing defense for the Orange on Saturday was simply fun. It was fun to watch.Chasing down Brissett was like chasing down Terrel Hunt in practice, Franklin said, just that the SU defense was allowed to hit him.The unit kept N.C. State’s offense off the field for all but 5:25 of the third quarter. But Syracuse scored seven points with its possessions. The Wolfpack scored eight.It left SU head coach Scott Shafer praising a defense that delivered and a team that’s just persevering.“It’s like Monty Python,” Shafer said. “Remember that Monty Python show where the guy loses his arm, loses his other arm, loses his leg, he’s still fighting? That’s our kids right there. We’re just running out of arms and legs.” Comments Published on November 1, 2014 at 10:11 pm Contact Jacob: [email protected] | @Jacob_Klinger_ Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

NPFL: MFM Misses Chance to Narrow Plateau’s Lead

first_imgBy Duro IkhazuagbeMFM FC yesterday missed the golden opportunity to narrow Plateau United’s lead at the top of the Nigeria professional Football League (NPFL) to just one point. The Olukoya Boys lost 1-0 away to Abia Warriors in Umuahia. Arinze Nwangwu’s 67th minute strike gave maximum points to the Warriors.On a day that league leaders, Plateau, were held 1-1 at home at the Rwang Pam Stadium in Jos by Rivers United, a win for MFM would have shot them to 62 points, just one below Kennedy Boboye’s team.  Emeka Ogbugh pulled the curtain raiser for the visitors before Peter Eneji rescued Plateau’s drift with his equaliser. Plateau missed a spot kick that would stretch their lead in the dying minutes of the game as Emmanuel James failed to convert the penalty. But that was not meant to be as that defeat leaves MFM at 59 points with Plateau hanging on to the lead on 63 points with just two games to end of the 2016/2017 season.Enyimba crushed visiting Wikki Tourists 4-0 in Calabar to ensure that there was no change in the top four of the NPFL standing. Three first half goals from veteran  Ikechukwu Ibenegbu (11th), Stephen Chukwude (19th) and Chinonso Okonkwo (28th)  gave the Aba Elephant three goals advantage in the first stanza. Stanley Dimgba’s 75th goal completed the rout of the Tourists in the Cannan City of Calabar.Enyimba is third on the log on same 57 points with Akwa United that defeated Lobi Stars 2-1 earlier on Friday. Goal difference separates the two teams.Elsewhere yesterday, Shooting Stars secured a valuable point from the 1-1 draw with El kanemi Warriors in Maiduguri to keep the hope of the Oluyole Warriors escaping from dropping to the lower rung.Babangida Ibrahim shot the hosts to the front in the 48th minute before Abayomi Adebayo save the day for Shooting on the dot of 90 minutes with his equalizer.Just like how Plateau United’s James missed a penalty, Ibrahim also failed to convert the spot kick awarded to the hosts.The draw in Maiduguri however has lifted Shooting out of the drop zone to 16th on 47 points, with El-Kanemi seventh with 53 points.In Sagamu, Remo Stars who are sure-bet for relegation at the end of the season succumbed to a 1-2 from Rangers International.Bobby Clement scored both goals in the 20th and 52nd minutes put Rangers 2-0 ahead in the game. Akeem Taiwo however got the consolatory goal for Remo in the 58th minute. The win shot Rangers to the eighth spot on 52 points.In Lafia, Kano Pillars lost 1-0 to Nasarawa United while Gombe United defeated ABS 2-1 in Gombe. Sunshine Stars lost 2-0 away to Katsina United.The game between Niger Tornadoes and FC Ifeanyi Ubah will be concluded at the Confluence Stadium in Lokoja this morning, following heavy downpour that led to halting of proceedings.King Osanga gave the visitors the lead five minutes before the interval. Bamba Drissa saved a first half stoppage time penalty to keep his side in contention for a possible upset.MATCH DAY 36Plateau Utd 1-1 Rivers UtdAbia Warriors 1-0 MFMEnyimba 4-0 Wikki TouristsEl-Kanemi 1-1 ShootingRemo Stars 1- 2 RangersNasarawa 1- 0 Kano PillarsGombe United 2-1 ABSKatsina Utd 2 – 0 Sunshine Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

National Basketball Coaches Association expresses ‘disgust, frustration’ over killing of George Floyd

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs “The events of the past few weeks – police brutality, racial profiling and the weaponization of racism are shameful, inhumane and intolerable,” the NBCA statement read. “As a diverse group of leaders, we have a responsibility to stand up and speak out for those who don’t have a voice – and to stand up and speak out for those who don’t feel it is safe to do so.“Witnessing the murder of George Floyd in cold blood and in broad daylight has traumatized our nation, but the reality is that African Americans are targeted and victimized on a daily basis.  As NBA coaches, we cannot treat this as an isolated incident of outrage.“We are committed to working in our NBA cities with local leaders, officials and law enforcement agencies to create positive change in our communities.  We have the power and platform to affect change, and we will use it.” How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe NBCA’s statement included the signatures of 33 current and former head coaches and nearly 180 assistants, including Rivers and the Lakers’ Frank Vogel.Several L.A. assistant coaches added their names to the list, including the Lakers’ Jason Kidd, Lionel Hollins, Phil Handy, Miles Simon, Mike Penberthy and Quinton Crawford, and the Clippers’ Sam Cassell, Jeremy Castleberry, Casey Hill, Armond Hill, Rex Kalamian, Tyronn Lue, Natalie Nakase, Brendan O’Connor and John Welch.Related Articles Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers The National Basketball Coaches Association on Monday expressed heartfelt condolences and prayers for the family of George Floyd, the 46-year-old man whose death in police custody on May 25 has sparked national unrest.In a news release, the NBCA also shared its “feelings of disgust, frustration, helplessness and anger” about the latest high-profile killing of an unarmed black man by police.A bystander shot video of Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, where then-officer Derek Chauvin was recorded kneeling on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds.According to ESPN, the coaching organization plans to establish a committee on racial injustice and reform to pursue solutions within NBA cities, starting with Monday’s denouncement of the Floyd killing in Minneapolis and the greater pattern of violence and intolerance toward African Americans. Clippers coach Doc Rivers reportedly will join the committee.last_img read more