100 gardai receive vaccines at Clare vaccination centre

first_img Previous articleRobbery in Annacotty, Co.Limerick January 15, 2021 – Two Men ChargedNext article“It’s absolutely shattering news” — Revelation that proposed 96-bed Limerick hospital block will house only 48 new beds leaves TDs shocked and angry David Raleigh Advertisement Email Facebook Twitter Printcenter_img Linkedin Designed by FreepikAround 100 gardai were given vaccines from “standby lists” at a vaccination centre on the outskirts of Limerick this week.“An Garda Síochána has confirmed that where offers of surplus vaccine are made by the Health Service Executive, or its agents, that members of An Garda Síochána may accept those offers,” said a UL Hospitals spokesman.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Approximately 100 vaccines have been administered this week to members of An Garda Síochána at the Limerick vaccination centre in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Ennis Road,” they said.“Vaccines were offered to local garda management from the standby lists that each centre develops in line with national guidance on cohorts and sequencing. Local Gardaí work closely with our services, including their attendance at the Emergency Department in UHL when required, and supporting the set-up and roll-out of the Vaccination Centres,” they added.Limerick President of the Garda Representative Association, Frank Thornton, said “the govenment has made a balls” of the vaccine rollout programme.Mr Thornton said he was due to meet with representatives from NIAC (National Immunisation Advisory Committee) to try to convince them that gardai should be prioritised for vaccination.“We are grateful for the offer of vaccines from the HSE and their acknowledgement of our role in suppressing this virus, and long may it continue, anywhere we can get them we’ll take them,” he said.“I am waiting to meet NIAC to critique their science behind changing the vaccine rollout. It appears they don’t seem to care if you get the virus, it just depends on your age and how quickly you recover from it.”“There is no acknowledgment to our exposure to the virus, 24 hours a day, nor the exposure to our families, nor the exposure to the public when we call to their house to help them.”“The public haven’t a clue who is coming in their door and I could be absolutely bringing in wads of covid and have no idea about it. It starves logic and it seems to be a snapshot decision.”“The government has made an absolute balls of this, and the frontline garda members that I am representing nationwide, in particular in Limerick, are furious with the government and their treatment of us.”A HSE advisory document on sequencing of COVID-19 vaccination of frontline of healthcare workers which is subject to regular review, staff are advised that “no dose should be wasted” and that vaccination centres “should establish standby lists of frontline healthcare workers later in the sequence order that are available at short notice and that are randomly selected from the lists for vaccination in the event that frontline healthcare workers earlier in the sequence order do not attend or cannot receive the vaccine”.“Centres should consider establishing standby lists of other people in allocation groups 3 (people aged 70 and older) and 4 healthcare workers (provisional vaccine allocation group 4) who are available at short notice and are randomly selected from the lists for vaccination if for any reason frontline healthcare workers are not available and the alternative is that vaccine dose expires.”Meanwhile, sources said unrest was brewing among members of the force, after some gardai attached to a station in the mid west recently voiced concerns that colleagues from another station in the same county had received vaccine doses but they had not.Sources also said eleven members of the force were recently sidelined by the virus in one station alone in the region.A garda spokesman said “the roll out and administration of the COVID-19 vaccine is a matter for the HSE”. WhatsApp LimerickNews100 gardai receive vaccines at Clare vaccination centreBy David Raleigh – April 2, 2021 790 last_img read more

Hundreds of Donegal workers to gather for 10 year reunion

first_imgOn Tues 23rd Aug. 2005, over 560 employees of Hospira / Abbott were given the stark news that the Plant in Donegal Town was closing down after 28 years. As it turned out, the factory did not close but was taken over by Abbott Diabetes Care.The majority of the original 560 employees were made redundant however and many have never seen each other since. A 10th Anniversary Reunion has been announced for Sat Oct 1st @ 8pm in the Central Hotel Donegal Town. There will be no tickets available on the night.Tickets @ €15 go on sale next week which includes buffet food and music.Tickets will be available at: Central Hotel (Donegal), Slevins, (Ballyshannon) , Andies (Stranorlar), Floyd’s (Dunkineely, Potting Shed (Ashtree Garden Centre, Donegal). For further info contact the organisers; Anna Marie Hone 086 1099686 or Paul O Sullivan 0861030989Hundreds of Donegal workers to gather for 10 year reunion was last modified: September 28th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Southern Quebec visited by unprecedented number of painted lady butterflies

first_imgMONTREAL – The millions of black-and-orange butterflies that have carpeted flower beds across the Montreal area in recent days are waiting for winds to carry them south to warmer weather, according to an expert at the Montreal Insectarium.Southern Quebec has become host to an “unprecedented” number of painted lady butterflies in the last ten days, said Max Larrivee, the museum’s head of research and collections.“It’s extremely unusual,” he said in a phone interview Wednesday. “This is the largest on record — no doubt.”He said it’s unclear precisely why the region has witnessed so many butterflies at once.One factor that can explain the increase, Larrivee said, is that the butterflies arrived early this year and therefore benefited from an extra reproduction cycle.Their large numbers, he continued, allowed the insects to cover a bigger territory than they normally would.“In the spring they came really early and in really high numbers in April, which allowed them to take advantage of a much larger territory to reproduce, but also to reproduce one more time than they normally do,” Larrivee said.And while they usually fly up to 500 metres in the air, he said they’ve been forced closer to the ground by winds coming from the south.Most of the painted ladies will probably leave Quebec to continue their southwest migration towards Texas and Mexico within a week or so, or whenever the winds shift, Larrivee said.People often confuse the painted ladies with the monarch butterfly, which has similar colouring but is larger and has no brown on its wings or body.And unlike monarchs, which feed only on milkweed, painted ladies can eat a variety of plants, which gives them a more expansive breeding ground.Christian Schmidt, a research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, said large numbers of painted lady butterflies have also been spotted in other provinces including Alberta, B.C. and Nova Scotia.“It’s pretty much right across the country, although maybe not with the numbers you’re seeing in southern Quebec,” he said in a phone interview.He too, said the exact reason for the population boom remains a mystery.Possible factors include climate shifts and rainy spring weather leading to lush vegetation growth, he said.“It’s tough to say exactly what conditions are favourable to the population buildup,” Schmidt said. “It’s probably a combination of things.”While the painted lady butterflies have had “a phenomenal year,” Larrivee said the same isn’t true of most other local species, which suffered during a cold, wet spring.“Overall some butterflies are faring well, some are faring poorly,” he said. “The general consensus overall is that there are less butterflies than there used to be pretty much everywhere on the landscape.”Larrivee said he and other scientists are hoping to solve the mystery of the butterflies’ shifting migration habits with the help of the public.He’s asking people to log into the website www.e-butterfly.org to document their pictures and observations of the insects.last_img read more

Statistics Canada says wholesale sales climbed 15 per cent in October

first_imgOTTAWA – Statistics Canada says wholesale sales increased 1.5 per cent to $63 billion in October, led by the machinery, equipment and supplies subsector.The increase more than offset a 1.1 per cent drop in September.The agency says gains were made in six of seven subsectors, while wholesale sales in volume terms gained 1.2 per cent.The machinery, equipment and supplies subsector reported the largest increase in dollar terms for the month as sales climbed 5.2 per cent to $12.7 billion.The personal and household goods subsector rose 3.4 per cent to $8.9 billion.The motor vehicle and parts subsector was the only group to fall as it slipped 2.3 per cent to $11.8 billion.last_img read more

Lacazette reveals how long it took him to adapt to PL

first_imgAlexandre Lacazette has admitted how long it took him to adapt to the Premier League while stating how confident he is about improving his performance in his second season in England.Lacazette scored 17 goals in 39 appearances in all competitions in his first season at Arsenal which by far lesser than his performance in Lyon where he scored 36 goals in 39 appearances in the final season.“Arsene [Wenger] talked to me a lot, I watched videos, and I trained more. Sometimes you can do everything but it’s only about a little bit of luck,” Lacazette said via Sky Sports.“I know it was my first season so I can’t be too hard on myself, even if I wanted to score more.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“Now I know all of my team-mates, I know the club, I know how English football is, it’s totally different, but now I’m more ready,” Lacazette added.“Power is the main difference, it’s more powerful in England.“Referees are less strict than in France, teams like to play low and in counter-attack and defenders in general are stronger than in France.”last_img read more

Recommendations by National Youth Ambassador at the Youth Forum

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Five Cays ‘bullying’ video goes viral, MP on the case Related Items:bullying, donte francis, national youth ambassador, youth forum Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Nov 2014 – Cut down on that alone time of young people was among the recommendations by National Youth Ambassador, Donte Francis who offered remarks at the Youth Forum held in Grand Turk last week. Bullying was the topic, and Francis explained right now the trend is not so much a physical attack on students but a viral one. He said: “As we know, bullying remains one of the largest problems in schools, with the percentage of students reportedly bullied at least once per week steadily increasing since 1999. Additionally, cyber bullying has become more rampant …. the accessibility to the Internet and the affordability of new technology, bullies now have multiple ways to harass their victims.” Young Francis believes bullying can be eradicated… and admonished adults to spend more time around young people; he believes this will reduce the opportunity for bullying… as these alpha personalities attack when children are alone. Primary-schoolers yanked for bullying; investigation launched Recommended for you TCI Youth Forum to go on the road; poor turnout criticised by Violence victimlast_img read more

Tertiary Students urged to use critical thinking to advance country

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, August 23, 2017 – Kingston – Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, is urging students to use tertiary training for the advancement of the country, through critical thinking.He said demands of the workplace include creativity from employees, critical and divergent thinking, self-awareness, and integration of knowledge to tackle various challenges.“We are expecting that you will integrate your learning with your work experience, and play your part in ensuring that your quest for higher education prepares you to cope with the rapid social challenges at national and global levels,” the Governor-General said.   He was speaking at the 2017 I Believe Initiative (IBI) Summer of Service Awards ceremony held today (August 22) at King’s House, in St. Andrew.More than $7 million has been disbursed to the 2017 participating students who did eight weeks of voluntary service and are also pursuing degrees at various tertiary institutions.   Now in its 5th year, the IBI has provided tuition support to more than 53 students.“These are ambitious young people who are committed to achieving success in their academic and professional pursuits,” the Governor-General said, adding that they have shown the attitude of future leaders of their country while demonstrating discipline “to make sacrifices, not just for themselves but for the greater good”.The Governor-General told the gathering, including members of the business community who provided sponsorship for the IBI, academia and family members of the awardees, that the Initiative is part of a “broad vision” to build a heightened sense of purpose and sound values in families and the education system.Emphasizing that the IBI is seeking to eliminate what is not right for Jamaica, he said it is developing employable skills and is committed to “fixing those things that are wrong with Jamaica, by emphasizing those things that are right”.The Governor-General charged the eight awardees to make their time at the tertiary institutions a “transformative experience” and return with higher levels of critical thinking, and be able to demonstrate to their communities and country that “you benefited from tertiary education, and it will be seen in your conduct”.last_img read more