4 Jun
2021

HSE Mid West Community Healthcare and UL Hospitals Group urges public…

first_imgLinkedin Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener NewsHealthLimerickHSE Mid West Community Healthcare and UL Hospitals Group urges public to avoid household visits and social gatherings for St Patrick’s DayBy Staff Reporter – March 17, 2021 84 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSHSE Mid WestKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostSt Patrick’s Day Facebook Previous articleCJ Stander: A Hero For A GenerationNext articleRECAP: 2021 Cheltenham Festival kicks off in style Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img Print WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live THE Department of Public Health Mid-West, HSE Mid West Community Healthcare, and UL Hospitals Group are strongly urging people in Limerick, Clare, and North Tipperary to avoid any form of social gathering this St Patrick’s Day, as we continue to manage a high rate of multi-household outbreaks as a result of social mixing. Public Health Mid-West is currently investigating more than 55* household situations, involving at least two cases each, across the Mid-West region since March 1. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up  These “situations” are in households where a more in-depth Public Health risk assessment has been undertaken because of either having a suspected or confirmed outbreak. Appended to this statement is a visual example of a complex community outbreak of more than 20 cases, occurring as a direct result of social mixing among multiple households, which occurred in the Mid-West region in recent months. Each household was exposed to other settings, including workplaces and extended families, resulting in further spread of infection outside the household. One household cluster was linked to a workplace outbreak of more than five cases, which then spread to the household of a staff member, resulting in a family outbreak. Dr Mai Mannix, Director of Public Health Mid-West, said: “Many will feel that a once-off social visit to a friend or family member might be harmless, but if small gatherings occur on a regional scale across a number of communities, this could be the start of another serious community outbreak. “The people of Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary have shown great resolve in suppressing the virus after a challenging two months that resulted in significant levels of illness and death. We owe it to our most vulnerable to continue following the Public Health guidelines, so we can give them a chance to be vaccinated.” HSE Mid-West Community Healthcare Chief Officer, Maria Bridgeman said:“Concurring with my colleagues in public health and the acute hospitals, it is vital we adhere to Public Health advice this St Patrick’s Day. It’s really important that we all stay local, celebrate virtually, do not travel around the country and do not mix households. “The efforts we have all made are making an impact as we see infection rates drop. Combined with the roll out of the vaccination programme it gives us reason to be hopeful as we approach St Patrick’s Day and head into Easter, but it remains vital the public continue to play their part to save lives. Please keep a distance of two metres between you and anyone outside of your household; wash your hands regularly and wear a face mask to help reduce the spread of Covid-19.” UL Hospitals Group CEO Colette Cowan stated: “It’s important for the people of the Mid-West to hold firm to the public health guidance that has helped to hold back the spread of COVID-19 in our communities over the past two months.” “We ask the people of the Mid-West to celebrate St Patrick’s Day without any one-off visits to friends or family this year. It’s a big ask for people who have already given so much, but we have to continue doing everything we can to prevent another COVID surge of the kind that resulted in such significant illness, hospitalisations and death this January and February,” Ms Cowan said. Advertisement Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

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18 Dec
2020

Net Neutrality Will Help Local Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Island tech companies and entrepreneurs could benefit greatly from the new Internet regulations adopted recently by the Federal Communications Commission.The federal agency’s ruling imposes “net neutrality” on Internet Service Providers (ISPs), which means they can no longer block or slow traffic to the websites of companies that anger them or refuse to pay an extra fee. This regulation can help many local start-ups and content providers because they often don’t have extra funds when starting their businesses to pay the telecomm companies for preferential treatment. Previously, content providers such as Netflix paid ISPs extra money to ensure that their videos downloaded faster than other companies’ videos. Some websites that didn’t pay extra saw their video downloading speeds slowed down considerably.Additionally, other potential benefits will accrue under the new regulations. For example, ISPs will now be regulated as a public utility, thus the FCC could theoretically require telecomm giants such as Time Warner to open their lines to competing ISPs. If that happens, local start-ups who want to get in on the growing demand for Internet service would be able to use existing cable and phone wires to offer a competing service. This development would not only create opportunities for new ISPs but the resulting competition could lower prices and improve service for all businesses using the Internet. At the moment, a handful of big corporations control Internet access for most of America, resulting in Internet service that is slower and more expensive than that offered in many other countries.Reliable, affordable Internet access is essential for doing business these days. The FCC’s new policies help ensure that entrepreneurs and small businesses will be treated fairly and that they can better compete with the big corporations.Mark Grabowski is a lawyer who teaches Internet law at Adelphi University. For more info, visit markgrabowski.com.last_img read more

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26 Aug
2020

No Stephen Curry, James Harden in LeBron James’ ‘Space Jam 2’? That’s shoe biz, report says

first_imgThe report comes after Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo turned down a role because he didn’t want to “give up two weeks of private workouts to train with his fellow stars.””I don’t like being Hollywood,” Antetokounmpo said (per ESPN). “I don’t like all this extra drama. I am just going to try to be me.”Despite the casting issue, “Space Jam 2” will continue on schedule and start filming in July after the NBA Finals. IMDB lists the movie with a 2021 release date. Several players already have turned down an opportunity to star in LeBron James’ “Space Jam” sequel, claiming they don’t want the movie to be a distraction to their training. However, a new report reveals there could be more to it than that. Warriors star Stephen Curry and Rockets star James Harden likely won’t join James for the film because of concerns of a shoe rivalry, according to the Hollywood Reporter, which cited unidentified sources. The Hollywood Reporter notes another factor keeping NBA stars away from joining the cast: James’ family life will be more of a focus for the movie, rather than a group of NBA players. The first “Space Jam” movie starred Michael Jordan and featured Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Larry Johnson, Muggsy Bogues and Shawn Bradley. Giannis Antetokounmpo turned down role in ‘Space Jam 2’ The sneakers play a factor because the original 1996 film was inspired and based on the “Hare Jordan” Nike commercial. Nike became an essential part of “Space Jam,” which creates a problem for Curry and Harden because of their current shoe contracts. Curry has a deal with Under Armour through 2024, while Harden is under contract with Adidas until 2028.The report also indicated that Golden State’s Kevin Durant, who is a Nike endorser, won’t be in the movie because of his own Hollywood venture that will be based on his life. He’s working on launching an Apple series, called “Swagger.” Related Newslast_img read more

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