Face coverings mandatory for all England hospital visitors from 15 June

first_img“Why not err on the side of caution?” Show Comments ▼ whatsapp “One of the things we’ve learned is those in hospital, those who are working in hospital, are more likely to catch coronavirus whether they work in a clinical setting or not. Health secretary Matt Hancock made the announcement today at the daily press briefing, while also confirming that the UK’s official coronavirus death toll has surpassed 40,000, after a further 357 people died yesterday. The change was announced today, after the government made face coverings mandatory on all English public transport networks yesterday. Friday 5 June 2020 5:12 pm Face coverings mandatory for all England hospital visitors from 15 June (POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Stefan Boscia However, he said that coverings would not be necessary for other spaces such as shops. “And all hospital staff will be required to wear type-one or two surgical masks.” Share whatsapp “As the NHS reopens right across the country, it’s critically important to stop the spread amongst staff patients and visitors too,” he said. Transport secretary Grant Shapps said anyone without a face covering will not be allowed to travel on any of England’s public transport and that fines would be given out for non-compliance. Speaking to the BBC today, Khan said: “Why not also make [face coverings] mandatory particularly in those confined spaces – public transport is one, shops are another – where you may inadvertently pass the virus on or inadvertently catch it? It will be mandatory for all hospital visitors and outpatients in England to wear face coverings from 15 June, while all hospital staff will be required to wear surgical face masks. (POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Face coverings mandatory for all England hospital visitors from 15 June Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said today that the government’s advice did not go far enough as non-essential retail shops get ready to open on 15 June. “So to offer even greater protection we’re also providing new guidance for NHS staff in England, which will come into force, again, from June 15. (POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Face coverings mandatory for all England hospital visitors from 15 June last_img read more

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Commerzbank triples profits

first_imgThursday 6 November 2014 8:43 pm Tags: NULL whatsapp GERMAN lender Commerzbank saw its profits surge in the third quarter as bad loans fell and its investment bank performed well.Operating profit in the third quarter topped out at €343m (£268m) – more than triple that of the same period last year – while total loan volumes increased and capital ratios improved. Operating profit in the nine months reached €924m, up 44 per cent. Shares closed up nearly one per cent. More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekinvesting.comThe Military Spent $1 Billion On this New Vehicle, And Here’s The First Lookinvesting.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunElvenar#StayAtHome and Play this Fantasy Game. No Install.Elvenarcenter_img whatsapp Share Commerzbank triples profits Tom Beck Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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In a religious N.Y. community, an unprecedented response to measles puts trust in government to the test

first_img [email protected] Watch: The tricks that make measles so infectious A judge ruled against the parents on March 12, allowing the ban to stand — a relief to some parents in favor of vaccination requirements and worried about their own children. “I’m concerned about having my newborn out and about,” said Brady Amoonclark, a non-Jewish resident of Rockland County who has two young children and is nine months pregnant. “And I’m very concerned by the way the blame has been directed at the Orthodox community, and the hate speech directed at them on social media.”On Thursday, following the expanded ban on unvaccinated children in public places, a small group of protesters opposed to mandatory vaccinations protested next to a children’s carousel at the Palisades Center mall in West Nyack, N.Y. In his announcement the day before, Day cited the mall as a public space in which parents had knowingly brought their unvaccinated children. One woman, who initially gave her name as Stephanie Mahairas but later declined to identify herself to reporters, stood outside a Wendy’s not yet open for business and raised her voice to be heard over an alarm blaring in the background.She identified as a Christian, but claimed to be protesting on behalf of a Jewish community that had been coerced into vaccine compliance. She sported a shirt reading “research before vaccinating,” and admonished those listening to look up the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. The federal system awards settlements to individuals harmed by vaccines, most often by rare allergic reactions, and paid out over 4,000 settlements in the past 11 years — roughly one per every 1 million vaccine doses administered. About the Author Reprints @levfacher Many in the Orthodox community, however, worry that the move could only exacerbate a fractured relationship with the local government. In some cases, health inspectors have already been rebuffed by residents; phone calls have gone unreturned, attempts at home visits have been ignored.“People will react in that way, and that is part of the problem,” said Aron Wieder, a county legislator and leader in the Orthodox community. “I believe that this ban only augmented that issue. People will go underground, people are not going to work with the health officials.”advertisement STAT+: Washington Correspondent Lev Facher covers the politics of health and life sciences. Related: The measles virus was down and out. Now it’s primed for a comeback Given other outbreaks in nearby Brooklyn and in suburban Detroit also tied to travel from Israel, which itself is battling the spread of measles, Rockland County officials have publicly expressed fear that the local outbreak could accelerate yet again.“Major religious holidays will soon be upon us,” Day, the county executive, said at a Wednesday press conference. “We don’t want to see a repeat of how this outbreak started, when we saw people gather together and then fall ill last fall.”For the remainder of the ban, Day said parents need not worry about armed sheriff’s deputies checking for proof of vaccination at the monkey bars or at synagogue. The idea, he said, is less active enforcement and more about increasing vaccination totals to prevent an outbreak from further getting out of control.“It’s an attention grab,” Day said. “There’s no question about it.” Lev Facher HealthIn a religious N.Y. community, an unprecedented response to measles puts trust in government to the test New York county, declaring emergency over measles, seeks to ban unvaccinated from public places Newsletters Sign up for Daily Recap A roundup of STAT’s top stories of the day. Despite the severity of the outbreak in their community, some Jewish leaders have bristled at the assertion by some public health officials and in media accounts that Orthodox families vaccinate their children at a lower rate than the general public. They say much of the problem stems less from concerns about vaccines and more from a gap in trust with the local government.“We’ve found that the adamantly anti-vaccination attitudes represent a small but very vocal minority,” said Alexandra Khorover, general counsel for the Refuah Health Center, a local clinic that serves a largely Orthodox population and is named after the Hebrew word for “healing.”Rockland County’s Orthodox community is clustered in places like New Square, where new apartment complexes have sprouted. Erica Yoon for STATMuch of Rockland’s Orthodox community is clustered in areas like New City and Ramapo, where empty lots have given way to new apartment complexes and where synagogues and religious schools appear to outnumber grocery stores.The fast-growing nature of the community has come amid accusations that Rockland County Executive Ed Day is attempting to staunch its expansion — a charge he denies.Regardless, the ban on unvaccinated children in public spaces, community leaders said, will do little to alleviate suspicions. It could also, they fear, mark Orthodox here as a threat, further engendering any feelings of anti-Semitism in the broader community.Day, in a press conference announcing the ban, cited “pockets of resistance” to public-health efforts, without indicating such areas were in Jewish neighborhoods. A meeting to explain the impending action, which Day’s staff called early this week with an informal council of rabbis in traditionally Jewish neighborhoods, was attended by just two rabbis.“Unfortunately, the last couple of months, people have perpetrated the notion that this is an issue of the Orthodox Jewish community,” Wieder said. “People who quite frankly I would call anti-Semitic have been creating this notion that Orthodox Jews don’t vaccinate their children.” By Lev Facher March 29, 2019 Reprints Tags infectious diseaseVaccines Related: Related: NEW SQUARE, N.Y. — It began with a voyage from the Holy Land.The visitors arrived from Israel in October at the end of Sukkot, a Jewish holiday during which religious congregations gather for meals, prayer, and dance. They brought with them, inadvertently, a case of measles. One exploded into dozens, and over the past six months, health workers have tracked 156 individuals who contracted the disease — the “vast majority,” officials say, impacting the tight-knit community of at least 50,000 Orthodox Jews here.Facing an outbreak that is now among the largest in the country — and the focus of newfound concerns about a national resurgence of the measles — the Rockland County executive this week took a step seemingly without precedent in the United States. Beginning Wednesday, all unvaccinated children were banned from enclosed public spaces, including schools and synagogues, as part of a 30-day state of emergency. Parents found to have violated the directive could be charged with a misdemeanor and face fines or jail time.advertisement Please enter a valid email address. Privacy Policy Exclusive analysis of biopharma, health policy, and the life sciences. Leave this field empty if you’re human: Jewish community leaders have acknowledged that, like in many American communities, a small minority of families display hesitancy to vaccinate their children. But Wieder said the community’s advocacy speaks for itself, from the Hebrew proclamation to a video ad he plans to record on Sunday with Chris Day, the town supervisor of nearby Orangetown (and the son of county executive Ed Day). Wieder intends for the video to “go viral,” he said, and it will intersperse Yiddish — the language spoken in many religious Jewish communities here — with English. And the public service announcement serves as a rare moment of full collaboration between non-Orthodox and Orthodox politicians. In one striking instance, Orthodox community leaders made national headlines in 2014 for winning a majority on a local school board, though their children attended private religious schools almost exclusively.Rockland County Executive Ed Day has said the Palisades mall is a public space where parents have knowingly brought their unvaccinated children. Erica Yoon for STATDespite the existing divides, much of the outreach has already proven effective. The Rockland County health authorities continue to hold pop-up health clinics, many near Orthodox neighborhoods, and parents around the county have reported crowds at pediatricians’ offices as parents rush to vaccinate their children.At the county health department headquarters, flyers encouraging vaccination and warning of the measles outbreak could be found in Haitian Creole and Spanish as well as English.The focus, however, has remained on the Orthodox community — particularly with Passover, another major Jewish holiday, beginning on April 19. Many in the greater New York area spend time in Israel for religious studies following their teenage years, and travel over the holidays to spend time with their families. Still, amid indications that three measles outbreaks in the U.S. have been tied to cases from Israeli travelers recently, Jewish leaders and partner health organizations are trying to get the message out. This week, Refuah flew Dr. Robert Jacobson — a Mayo Clinic pediatrician known for his work overcoming “vaccine hesitancy” — to Rockland County to train its staff. Some Orthodox leaders, meantime, have issued a Hebrew-language notice declaring that religious leaders say it’s mandatory that children be vaccinated against measles.Measles outbreaks are famously difficult to slow, since the virus is adept at finding those most susceptible. Given the public health urgency, local health workers and private clinics have also scrambled to administer nearly 17,000 MMR vaccines against measles, mumps, and rubella since October, more than 4,000 given through Refuah alone. Refuah’s three clinics even developed a triage system for patients who have a fever and who may have measles, meeting them at the front door of clinics to avoid potential exposures.Officials have taken more aggressive action as well, even before this week’s announcement. In December, the county health commissioner issued a ban on unvaccinated children attending schools where the vaccination rate was below 95 percent — applicable only to a pair of predominantly Jewish ZIP codes.A sign declaring the state of emergency is posted on the front sliding doors of the Rockland County Health Department. Erica Yoon for STATNearly all private Jewish schools had already reached the threshold, Wieder said, and those that fell short came into compliance within weeks. A database compiled by news organizations and current as of the 2013-14 school year showed a large majority of Jewish schools with MMR vaccination rates above 90 percent, but three schools below 70 percent and an additional three below 80.Resistance to that ban came largely from outside the Orthodox community.A group of non-Orthodox parents sued Rockland County, claiming that a ban on unvaccinated children attending the private Green Meadow Waldorf School was unconstitutional. As of the 2013-14 survey, less than half of students there were vaccinated for measles, according to a state website — at one point the lowest of any school in Rockland County. Stephanie Mahairas protests a 30-day ban on unvaccinated children in enclosed public spaces at the Palisades Center mall in Rockland County, N.Y. Erica Yoon for STATlast_img read more

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Jeff Bezos steps down as CEO of Amazon

first_imgAdvertisementTags: AmazonJeff Bezos Advertisement“I’ve never had more energy, and this isn’t about retiring,” Bezos said. “I’m super passionate about the impact I think these organizations can have.” Amazon distribution center officially opens in Collier County June 16, 2021 Philanthropist Mackenzie Scott donates millions to 3 Florida schools June 16, 2021 How ‘Amazon Sidewalk’ works, and how you can opt out June 10, 2021 FORT MYERS, Fla. — Jeff Bezos, CEO and mastermind of online retail giant Amazon, has stepped down from his current position.Bezos will transition to the executive chair of Amazon’s board. Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy will replace Bezos as CEO.“In the Exec Chair role, I intend to focus my energies and attention on new products and early initiatives,” Bezos said in a statement. “Andy is well known inside the company and has been at Amazon almost as long as I have.”Bezos said he will focus on projects like the Day 1 Fund, the Bezos Earth Fund, Blue Origin, The Washington Post, and other passions of his. Jeff Bezos to go to space on first crewed flight of Blue Origin rocket June 8, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentsDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 commentslast_img read more

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Property Watch: Five commercial/retail properties that are currently for sale in Laois

first_img Facebook Community Property Watch: Five commercial/retail properties that are currently for sale in Laois Twitter Home Property Property Watch: Five commercial/retail properties that are currently for sale in Laois Property Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining TAGSAbbeyleixBallylinanMountrathPortlaoiseproperty watchStradbally Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad By Sean Hennessy – 2nd April 2018 WhatsApp Council Pinterest Previous articleAttride thrilled to be first Laois senior captain in 15 years to climb Hogan StandNext articleMoment in Time: Some quality images from the Community Games Project competitions in 2008 Sean HennessyA former Knockbeg student, and is currently a student in the University of Limerick trying to scrape a BA in History and Politics. A marquee player in the goals for Annanough, but well capable of doing a job in full-forward and has the knack to turn his hand to any sport (except running). Only starting out in his journalistic career but already the specialist farming and property reporter. Happiest when Liverpool and Laois are winning! On this week’s feature we will explore the commercial/retail side of Laois’ property market. With such a wide ranging selection of properties, we decided to focus on shops, restaurants, and pubs.There is no budget this week because of the varying prices, conditions and qualities of the properties on the market.The towns that feature this week are Ballylinan, Abbeyleix, Mountrath, Portlaoise and Stradbally. The prices range from €130,000 to €500,000.Main street, Ballylinan, Co. LaoisHennessy Auctioneers and Valuers are currently selling this superbly located disused filling station in Ballylinan. The property is set on C. 1 acre and is finished to the highest standard with a high class delicatessen section, generous shelving & display units suspended ceilings and florescent lights throughout.A large range of storage facilities also feature with a cold room, office, staff changing room & bathroom and ancillary stores.Comprehensive tarmac and cobbled forecourt with large canopy and four standard petrol/diesel pumps. Ample parking facilities are a feature of this property and the entire property is very secure with shutters and steel doors to the front & rear.A four bedroom bungalow is also attached to the property which is to a livable standard. This property is a very unique business opportunity, with there being no petrol station situated along the Athy/Castlecomer Road or the Stradbally/Carlow Road and Ballylinan is a growing village community.Guide Price: €260,000Preston House, Main Street, Abbeyleix, Co. LaoisRBL Estates have Preston House on the market, which is a period property that dates back to the early 19th century, situated on Main Street in the picturesque heritage town of Abbeyleix.The entire property was beautifully restored retaining many of its original features to reflect the style and character of this regal Georgian building which at one time in its glorious past housed the first ever post primary school in Laois, established in 1894. This property is steeped in local history and was originally known as The Assembly Rooms.The overall footprint, including herb and lawn gardens, long driveway and adjoining rear car park extends to approximately 1.5 acre. The property itself has an internal floor area of 7,343 sq.ft. over three floors.For many years the property operated as a four star standard guesthouse with a restaurant that has hosted some fine dining in its time. It has also been the venue for boutique style weddings which included fine dining and a concert room on the first floor. Furthermore, Preston boasts six spacious, beautifully finished bedrooms (all en-suite), assorted large and small private function rooms all decorated and furnished to a very high standard in character with the building’s heritage.The property offers so many opportunities for either a blue book style elegant guest house, a commercial head quarters or indeed to return it to its former glory as a fine period residence.Guide Price: €430,000Main Street, Mountrath, Co. LaoisPeavoy Auctioneers are presenting this residential licensed premises along with an ajoining property. Enjoying a central town location, “The Pub” is a licensed premises of exceptional merit, strategically located on the main street.Not only is it one of Mountrath best known and renowned public houses, it is also finished to the highest modern specifications with exceptional presentation throughout.The property boasts many features such as oil fired central heating, PVC double glazed windows, large area in lounge for pool table, recently refurbished, solid pine doors, solid timber flooring throughout bar, large garden to rear and joint right of way to side entrance.The upstairs residence contains four bedrooms, a kitchen and a living room while the adjoining property contains a ground floor commercial unit as well as a one bedroom first floor apartment.Guide Price: €350,00081 Main Street-Public House, Bar and Venue, Portlaoise, Co. LaoisElite Estate Agents have introduced to the market, this prime public house located in the centre of Portlaoise. The very well maintained premises consists of a large lounge/bar area ,almost 3,000 square feet with access from both the Main street and Lyster Square.A lounge area to the rear that lends its self to a function room/party venue. This property boast the opportunity to create a great party venue in the heart of Portlaoise town .Other features to the property consist of a contemporary smoking area that includes LED lighting, surround sound and a heating system, fully equipped ladies and gents toilets, as well as a modern cold room to facilitate adequate keg storage.Upstairs consists of a self contained unit with a separate hall door onto the Main Street. This area would require a small amount of investment to make it an attractive office with a number of rooms.Guide Price: €500,000Feeneys Pub, Main Street, Stradbally, Co. LaoisSherry Fitzgerald Hyland Keating Auctioneers bring to the market this property on the Main Street, Stradbally, which is originally known as Feeneys Pub.The property is in need of refurbishment, there is a large yard to the rear with sheds, this property is in a great location with lots of potential. The property is a in a great location in one of busiest and picturesque towns in the county.There are currently five pubs in the town, while there is two cafe/restaurants situated along the main street.The property has potential for any type of business such a return to its former glory as a pub, a shop, a restaurant or any form of retail but it will need work to opened as a functioning business.Guide Price: €130,000SEE ALSO – New housing development planned for Ballylinan RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Rugby Facebooklast_img read more

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New to the Area: The Spanish girl with a Tapas restaurant, a young family and the difference between Portlaoise and the Basque Country

first_img Facebook By Siun Lennon – 30th June 2018 Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Our latest New to the Area segment is with Spanish woman and Portlaoise restaurant owner Itxi Saila Ferrer.Itxi, who is from the Basque Country, visited Ireland in 2013 and a chance encounter at the Electric Picnic with footballer turned GAA pundit Colm ‘Wooly’ Parkinson saw her move to Laois months after their first meeting.Itxi and Colm now have a son, Mannix, and we spoke to Itxi about cultural differences, starting up her own Tapas restaurant La Lola in Portlaoise and the possibility of moving back to Spain.When did you move to Ireland and how did you end up in Laois?“I came to Ireland in 2013 for six months to improve my English,” said Itxi. “I was a graphic designer in Spain and as the company started to get more global clients my boss suggested the idea to me.“I moved to Killenard where I au-paired for the lovely Scully family,” Itxi added.She then met Colm where many a Laois romance has blossomed – at the Electric Picnic.“I met Colm at the Electric Picnic. I was meant to move back to Spain in Spetember but managed to stay in Ireland until December,” said Itxi.She continued her relationship with Colm cross-contient and moved to Portarlington that following June. She commuted to Dublin for work before doing an online course in marketing and began working in O’Loughlin’s Hotel.Just over a year ago, Itxi and Colm had their first child, Mannix, and Itxi moved to Portlaoise. It was then that she decided to set up La Lola Tapas on Main Street.Have you noticed any changes since you left your home country?“Yes, there is still the economic crisis and a revolution happening there,” said Itxi.The revolution Itxi is referring to is Catalonia’s declaration of indepedence from Spain. Although some economists have said that the economic crisis in Spain is over, Itxi says that her friends back in Spain cannot do a lot of things Irish people can.“My brother is 34 and married his girlfriend of seven years last year. He only bought a house last year – before that he was living at home with my parents in a section of the house.“Young Spanish people do not think about going on holidays. Even when I last visited, a lot of people would say that it’s too expensive to go out.“It seems like a simple example but years ago, we would all buy boxes of Magnum ice-creams, they were always in the house. Now, we don’t spend money on €4 ice-creams,” Itxi added.What have learned most since arriving in Ireland?“When I first moved to Ireland, I was very young. Now, I am older and have a child. My life has completely changed and I’ve grown up a lot since I first came here,” said Itxi.What’s the biggest difference between Ireland and your home country?Itxi says that the ‘going out’ and drinking culture in Ireland is a lot different than back in Spain.“When people in Ireland go out they tend to just go to bars and then a nightclub. In Spain people eat and drink with both their family and friends before going out, it’s much more casual,” she said.“I used to invite people over for drinks and they would say, ‘Only a few I’m not having that much,’ and that would be what I meant! It doesn’t always have to be a big night to just invite friends over for some food and drinks,” she added.Do you meet many people from your home country living here?“When I lived in Killenard, there were 14 other au pairs there too!” laughed Itxi.“I thought about living in Dublin when I first came, but I wanted to improve my English and knew if I lived in Dublin I would just be hanging around with Spanish students speaking Spainish, so that is why I decided on Laois.”What do you miss most about your home country?Itxi says that she does miss her family, friends and the Spain in general, but that they do incorporate Spanish into their daily lives at home.“We speak Spainish at home, Colm is actually very good at it! We have a Mediterranean diet also, so Mannix will know about his Spanish roots growing up.”Itxi’s fondness of Spanish culture and cuisine was the primary reason behind opening La Lola’s Tapas.“I wanted there to be somewhere in Portlaoise that you could get tapas and have a nice continental meal. I did them at home and a few of my friends suggested that I open a place in Portlaoise. When I saw this premises I fell in love,” she said.Will you return to live in your home country at some point in the future?“I would like to return home at some stage but I don’t think it will be for a long time yet. Even though I would love for Mannix to have the beach and the sea where he can play everyday, with the economy being so poor I think it would be better for him in Ireland.“Colm also says what would he do with no big GAA following in Spain!” laughed Itxi.SEE ALSO – Laois Abroad: The Mountrath woman who is now a top lawyer in Washington DC New to the Area: The Spanish girl with a Tapas restaurant, a young family and the difference between Portlaoise and the Basque Country Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding TAGSNew to the Area Twitter Pinterest Previous articleFeile Update: Graiguecullen gearing up for All-Ireland Feile gloryNext articleMagic Mulhall leads Laois to Celtic Challenge glory 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. Rugby Home We Are Laois New to the Area New to the Area: The Spanish girl with a Tapas restaurant, a… We Are LaoisNew to the Area Community Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Community Facebook Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’last_img read more

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Moment In Time: Heywood CS celebrate brilliant Leaving Cert results in 2009

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Home News Education Moment In Time: Heywood CS celebrate brilliant Leaving Cert results in 2009 NewsEducationWe Are LaoisMoment in Time Twitter GAA Moment In Time: Heywood CS celebrate brilliant Leaving Cert results in 2009 The Leaving Certificate results are around the corner and to mark this, our Moment in Time for this week looks back to this occasion for Heywood CS a decade ago.It’s always an important day for teenagers across Ireland and 2009 was no different when the students of Heywood CS received their fantastic results.Principal David Dwyer was very proud of the 113 Leaving Cert students, saying “The staff and students were delighted with the results as I am sure the parents were.”“These results reflected the continued hard work and dedication of the teachers, and the concentrated efforts and diligent work of the students. Their work and efforts were well rewarded with many students scoring well over 500 points. We expect that most, if not all, students will get their first preference at third level.” he said.Heywood were particularly strong in art, modern languages, and the sciences, while their maths grades were above the national average.The Heywood class of 2009 showed an interest in a variety of different courses, with many students wishing to pursue computer, biomedical and environmental sciences. Some students also intended to go down the routes of law, nursing and primary teaching.Mr Dwyer said, “With the ongoing economic recession more students are availing of the opportunity to follow Third Level courses. We congratulate our students on a terrific set of results and wish them well in their future.”Best of luck luck to this years Heywood CS Leaving Cert students. Hopefully they will celebrate equally brilliant results on Tuesday. Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Monday, August 12, 2019Next articleGAA President John Horan interviewed on funding and where Laois can go from here at Centre of Excellence opening Bronagh Scully RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Facebook By Bronagh Scully – 12th August 2019 WhatsApp Pinterest SEE ALSO – Moment in Time: Durrow says ‘Howya’ with their 2009 festivalThomas Moore, Thomas Doyle and Mark Kirwan with their Leaving Certificate results at Heywood CS.Picture: Alf Harvey.Sean Bergin with his Leaving Certificate results at Heywood CS.Picture: Alf Harvey.Thomas Moore spreads the news of his Leaving Certificate results at Heywood CS.Picture: Alf Harvey.Alan Cahill, Kevin Hosey and Donal Brennan collecting their Leaving Certificate results at Heywood CS.Picture: Alf Harvey.Joe Foyle, Daniel Coffey and Andrew Dowling awaiting the Leaving Certificate results at Heywood CS.Picture: Alf Harvey. Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA TAGS2009Heywood CSLeaving Cert Results GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

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U.S. manufacturing cooled down in May

first_img Related news Leading indicators signal steady rebound: OECD In emailed commentary, CIBC economist Katherine Judge said the index’s fall was against consensus for a slight uptick. The production sub-index fell to its lowest level since August 2016, she said, though a pickup in the new orders index helped offset that weakness. Still, new orders were well below late 2017 highs, which suggests “there likely won’t be a surge in manufacturing production ahead,” she said.Judge also noted that private non-residential spending was “a weak spot in the report, adding to other soft indicators of business investment received lately.”She concluded that, overall, the data weren’t a big market mover, given that trade issues remain unresolved.Multiple companies surveyed for the index said that import taxes imposed by President Donald Trump on China were a concern.One chemical company surveyed said they would shift business from China to Mexico. But that move could be complicated by Trump announcing last week that he would apply tariffs to Mexican imports to force that country to stop immigrants and drugs from crossing the southern border with the United States. Keywords U.S.,  Economic indicators IE StaffAssociated Press Metal worker teaching trainee on machine use goodluz/123RF Another jump in prices tightens the squeeze on U.S. consumers U.S. manufacturers grew at a slower pace in May, as production levels fell slightly.The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, says that its manufacturing index slipped to 52.1 last month, down from 52.8 in April. Anything above 50 signals an expansion in manufacturing. The sector has been reporting growth for 33 months. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Household debt-to-income ratio fell in first quarter: Statscanlast_img read more

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Preparations in High Gear for Homecoming Celebrations for Athletes

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedPreparations in High Gear for Homecoming Celebrations for Athletes Preparations in High Gear for Homecoming Celebrations for Athletes SportSeptember 19, 2009 RelatedPreparations in High Gear for Homecoming Celebrations for Athletescenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Preparations are well underway for the 2009 homecoming celebrations for athletes who participated in the recent International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships, in Berlin, Germany.The celebrations are scheduled from October 2 to October 4, and a National Planning Committee, chaired by the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Hon. Olivia Grange, has been formed to plan several events, slated for Kingston and the western end of the island. These include a Golden Reception at Jamaica House, a National Thanksgiving Service at the Portmore Seventh Day Adventist Church, and a Fun Day and Concert at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium.At the second planning meeting, held on September 17, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, in Kingston, Minister Grange said that the events were an excellent way for Jamaica to honour and show its appreciation to the athletes who participated in the World Championships. She noted that the events to celebrate the successes of the athletes were of extreme importance.The Minister said that the ‘Golden Reception’, scheduled for Friday, October 2, under the theme, ‘Sustaining Excellence’, will be held under the patronage of Prime Minister, the Hon. Bruce Golding and Mrs. Golding. This event will take the form of a ceremonial opening, followed by cocktails and a 40-minute concert, featuring local artistes. It is being produced for television, including on-the-spot interviews with the athletes, sports and Government officials.On Saturday, October 3, the Thanksgiving Service will be held to thank God for the successes in Berlin. This service will be attended by the Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, Prime Minister, the Hon. Bruce Golding, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Hon. Olivia Grange and His Worship the Mayor of Portmore Keith Hinds. Also in attendance will be the athletes and officials of the Jamaica Amateur Athletics Association (JAAA) and other sporting organisations.The Minister said the Planning Committee will be working with officials of the Portmore Seventh Day Adventist Church, to explore the possibility of the athletes participating in the church service.Western Jamaica will get its turn to celebrate when the Fun Day and Concert will be held at the Trelawny Stadium on October 4. Gates will open at 12:00 noon for the fun activities and persons attending will have to submit tickets, which will be available at various outlets.The stadium is expected to come alive with kiddies rides, sprint dash contests as well as domino, song and dance competitions. Patrons will also get their chance to see the athletes who will be presented to the audience.The concert, which begins at approximately 7:00 p.m. will feature local artistes and brief speeches by sports and Government representatives.Jamaican athletes were very successful at the World Championships, winning a total of 13 medals – seven gold, four silver and 2 bronze, and placing second behind the United States in the medal haul.Usain Bolt was the highlight of the meet, breaking his own world records in the 100 metres, by clocking 9.58 seconds, and in the 200 metres, in a time of 19.19 seconds. He also won a third gold medal in the Men’s 4 x 100 metres relay. RelatedPreparations in High Gear for Homecoming Celebrations for Athleteslast_img read more

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Highspeed potato processing line and jobs coming to Grand Falls

first_imgHighspeed potato processing line and jobs coming to Grand Falls From: Atlantic Canada Opportunities AgencyMcCain Foods Limited and governments partner to invest in specialized manufacturing equipment line, supporting 80 new jobsThe food manufacturing industry is one of largest economic drivers in Atlantic Canada and one that has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Innovation and the integration of new technologies are proving to be key assets to enable businesses in this industry remain competitive and enhance their productivity.New Brunswick company to implement modern high-speed manufacturing lineThe Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, together with the Honourable Blaine Higgs, Premier of New Brunswick and McCain Foods Limited officials, today announced $5 million to support the implementation of a high-speed potato specialty line at the McCain’s Grand Falls facility, creating 80 new jobs. ACOA is providing a repayable contribution of $3.5 million for the advanced manufacturing equipment while Opportunities NB is investing up to $1.5 million in payroll rebates over a period of three years. McCain, for its part, has invested $80 million to expand production capacity at the site as part of this project.The new state-of-the-art manufacturing line incorporates the latest technology for process efficiency and quality, including best practices for water and energy use. This project allows the company to expand its local supply chain and create spinoffs for the region’s small and medium-sized businesses as part of its growth strategy in Grand Falls.Minister LeBlanc made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages.Today’s announcement demonstrates the Government of Canada’s commitment to support the Canadian food and beverage industry. Investments like this one help to create jobs and ensure that businesses will not only survive this crisis but also succeed in the economic recovery.Quotes“We proudly support McCain Foods Limited as it works to expand its production capacity, meet market demand and create new jobs. Our government is making investments that will enable businesses in all regions of our country to scale-up and access the capital needed to succeed in the post-pandemic economy.”– The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA“As one of the world’s leading food manufacturers, McCain Foods Limited is a homegrown success story and a valuable contributor to our province’s and our country’s economy. Today’s announcement represents a step forward towards a stronger economy by supporting companies in rural communities that serve to strengthen both the local workforce and the regional supply chain.”– The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs“McCain Foods is a world class company with operations globally, and we are thrilled to see this expansion, which will create jobs, help grow the economy, all while contributing to our province’s food sustainability, which is a strong focus for our government. This significant investment into the Grand Falls facility will ensure that NB operations remain competitive and productive. We know our people and our province have a lot to offer the world; this investment by McCain is a further testament to the strong business case which exists for investing in our province.”– The Honourable Blaine Higgs, Premier of New Brunswick “As part of our ongoing global investment program, we’re proud to continue to grow and strengthen our business in our home of New Brunswick, Canada. We’re grateful to the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Opportunities NB for their support in this flagship project that will see the creation of jobs while boosting the local economy at large.”– Max Koeune, President & CEO McCain FoodsQuick factsMcCain Foods Limited is a privately owned multinational food and transportation company, founded in 1957.The company has its headquarters and facilities in Florenceville, a manufacturing plant in Grand Falls as well as the Day and Ross Transportation group in Hartland.Adopting advanced manufacturing activities helps drive business growth, boosts exports and creates employment opportunities, making communities stronger.The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s contribution is coming from the Regional Economic Growth through Innovation (REGI) program, which supports projects that promote sustainable community economic development, enhance business development and growth, and facilitate innovation.Opportunities NB’s investment is on condition that the company fulfills its commitment to hiring 80 full time employees. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. 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