Coronavirus: No new deaths and 92 new cases as Laois fares well again

first_img Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Facebook By Alan Hartnett – 13th August 2020 Pinterest Pinterest News WhatsApp There has been no new Coronavirus deaths reported today – meaning 1,774 is the death toll in Ireland still.While there has been a total of 92 new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland today.24 of these are in Dublin, 24 in Kildare, 8 in Limerick, 6 in Carlow, 6 in Kilkenny, 5 in Meath, 5 in Clare, and remaining 14 cases are in Cork, Donegal, Kerry, Laois, Louth, Monaghan, Offaly, Waterford and Wicklow.Frustratingly, the Department of Health has not published the exact figure for Laois but presumably it is low again.Given that 14 cases are spread between nine counties, Laois’s figure for today is unlikely to be higher than two.Laois continues to perform well since the county was placed in lockdown on Friday August 7.Since then we have recorded 5, 1, 12, 0, somewhere between 1 and 3 and 0 in the six days since.That means there is now a total of 26,929 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “We expected that this week the daily figures we report would rise and fall.“NPHET is closely monitoring all trends, patterns and changes in the data, including not just case numbers but locations, age groups, and sources of transmission.“We are asking those in Kildare, Laois and Offaly to hold firm and stay with us in the measures introduced last weekend. As today’s figures show, cases are also occurring in several other counties around the country.“This is still about a united, whole of country approach. The only way we can effectively suppress COVID-19 across Ireland in the long term is if we act together to protect each other.“Living with COVID-19 has undoubtedly been difficult and this pandemic has adversely impacted on people in many different ways. We know that what the public health advice asks you to do can be difficult, but we are asking you to stay the course with it.“Individual actions break the chains of transmission of this virus. Avoiding crowded places, limiting your social contacts, working from home where possible, not attending house parties, keeping 2m distance, washing your hands and wearing a face covering – all of these safe behaviours matter, and all of them add up to make a significant difference.”Meat pricesConcerns have been raised around the potential impact on meat prices as a result of plans to test workers at processing plans for Covid-19.Cormac Healy of Meat Industry Ireland said that if there are delays in getting test results, then that could impact on the prices paid to farmers.He was appearing at a meeting of the Oireachtas Committee on Covid-19, which has also heard concerns around what Sinn Fein said is an unacceptably low level of unannounced inspections.Under plans announced by the Government earlier this week, six thousand workers at meat processing plants will be tested on a weekly basis for Covid- 19.Cormac Healy told the Oireachtas Committee that the turnaround times for test results will have to be quick.He said any delay in testing could lead to disruption of the production lines which would mean markets could not be supplied and that would impact prices.Everyone should be aware of the risk factors for getting COVID-19:Distance – the risk of getting COVID-19 increases as the distance between you and others gets smaller. Keep 2 metres apart where possibleActivity – How you spend time with people and what you do with them can increase your risk. Follow the government’s Stay Safe Guidelines when spending time with othersTime – The more time you spend in close contact with other people can increase your risk of getting COVID-19. Keep track of who you spend time with and howEnvironment – Being outdoors is safer than being indoors. Where possible, meet with others outdoors. If this is not possible, keep windows and doors open when meeting others insideSymptoms – Know the symptoms. If you have them self-isolate and contact your GP immediatelyPublic Health Advice for all citizens available here: Know the symptoms of COVID-19a fever (high temperature – 38 degrees Celsius or above)a cough – this can be any kind of cough, not just dryshortness of breath or breathing difficultiesloss or change to your sense of smell or tasteflu like symptomsSEE ALSO – Portlaoise Hospital worker tests positive for Covid-19 Previous articleApplications open for children to take part in Late Late Toy ShowNext articleMoment in Time: Durrow says ‘Howya’ with their 2009 festival Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Electric Picnic Twitter WhatsApp Twitter TAGSCoronavirusCovid-19 Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Coronavirus: No new deaths and 92 new cases as Laois fares well again Facebook Home News Coronavirus: No new deaths and 92 new cases as Laois fares well… News Electric Picnic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Lee on Two-Day Beijing Visit

first_img News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest By Kim Yong Hun – 2012.01.09 2:49pm Lee on Two-Day Beijing Visit Facebook Twitter South Korean President Lee Myung Bak is meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao to discuss the Korean Peninsula situation today. The two leaders are set to discuss post-Kim Jong Il North Korea, the new Kim Jong Eun system and stability on the Peninsula, as well as the possibility of a South Korea-China FTA.On the first day of his official visit to China, Lee will also meet with Wu Bangguo, the speaker of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Conference, and attend a state banquet. Attention is likely to gather around China’s reaction to South Korea’s stances. For example, the two countries agree on the need to resume the Six-Party Talks but have conflicting opinions on the pro-active behavior actually needed to achieve that goal. Notably, President Lee will probably ask China to lead North Korea towards genuine denuclearization and improved inter-Korean relations; however, China will most likely ask for a resumption of the Six-Party Talks without prior condition. Tomorrow, President Lee will have additional discussions and dinner with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and attend an event for the 20th anniversary of South Korea-China diplomatic relations. President Lee will then have a breakfast meeting on the 11th with local South Korean entrepreneurs in China before returning home. AvatarKim Yong Hun center_img News SHARE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

Institutions turning to alternative investments: Russell

Institutions participating in the 2012 survey currently have significant allocations to alternative investments – on average, 22% of total fund assets. Diversification was cited as one of the top three reasons for using alternatives by 90% of respondents, while volatility management and low correlation to traditional investments was mentioned by 64%, and return potential was noted by 45%. Additionally, the majority of respondents indicated that allocations would remain static or increase over the next one to three years across all alternatives categories. Thirty-two percent of respondents expect to increase their investment in hedge funds and private real estate, 28% in private infrastructure, 25% in private equity, 20% in commodities, and 12% in public real estate and public infrastructure. “Since 1992, the Russell Global Survey on Alternative Investing has provided an important view into the changing nature of institutional perspectives regarding alternative investments,” said Julia Cormier, director, alternative investments. “In an environment characterized by low returns, a high level of global economic uncertainty and financial market volatility, alternatives are a critical component of a diversified, multi-asset portfolio. In expectation of continued volatility and market shocks, institutions are trying to shepherd their portfolios by structuring them to prudently manage risk, even as they also seek to achieve returns in a variety of potential market environments.” Institutions participating in the Survey currently have significant allocations to alternative investments – on average, 22% of total fund assets. Diversification was cited as one of the top three reasons for using alternatives by 90% of respondents, while volatility management and low correlation to traditional investments was mentioned by 64%, and return potential was noted by 45%. Additionally, the majority of respondents indicated that allocations would remain static or increase over the next one to three years across all alternatives categories. Thirty-two perc ent of respondents expect to increase their investment in hedge funds and private real estate, 28% in private infrastructure, 25% in private equity, 20% in commodities, and 12% in public real estate and public infrastructure. The biennial survey, which was first issued in 1992, targets the largest corporate and public defined benefit plans, corporate defined contribution plans, non-profits and superannuation funds. Between January and March 2012, 146 institutional investors in North America, Europe, Australia and Japan representing a total of $1.1 trillion in assets completed the online survey. Related news Shadow banks remain risky, DBRS says Share this article and your comments with peers on social media IE Staff Keywords Hedge funds,  Institutional investors Hedge funds look to increase crypto exposure Institutional investors across the globe are increasingly looking to alternatives to support investment objectives such as diversification and alpha generation, according to 2012 Global Survey on Alternative Investing released Tuesday by Russell Investments. The survey, which has been conducted since 1992, provides an important view into the changing nature of institutional perspectives regarding alternative investments. Smaller investors face down hedge funds as GameStop soars Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

Supreme Court turns down B.C. trader

The BCSC says Torudag is an active trader in junior public companies, primarily in the resource sector, and in recent years has made a significant portion of his living by trading on the TSX Venture Exchange. The B.C. appeal court denied Tourdag’s challenge of a BCSC enforcement ruling against him, in which it was argued that he was not subject to the BCSC’s jurisdiction because he was not in B.C. when he conducted alleged illegal insider trades. The BCSC notes that the B.C. appeal court upheld the BCSC panel’s view that, “because the BCSC regulates the venture exchange, they can prosecute illegal insider trading on the venture exchange. In effect, anyone who trades on the Venture Exchange, regardless of their location, is subject to the Securities Act.” In its decision, the B.C. appeal court said, “The commission has the responsibility to regulate the activities of the exchange to provide protection to the investing public. This responsibility includes the duty to ensure ‘a level playing field’ for investors in exchange traded companies. Allowing the misuse of insider information to skew fairness in the trading arena is inimical to the operation of a fair and orderly market in securities.” And, it added, “… that the commission was correct in its jurisdictional analysis of the relevant factors.” So, it denied the appeal. In its original decision, a BCSC panel found that Torudag contravened BC’s insider trading rules, and it ordered that he cease trading securities for one year, subject to limited exceptions, and it also ordered that he pay a fine of $36,771. The commission reports that the penalties, which were stayed during the original appeal and again during the application for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court, are now active again. It says Torudag has paid his financial sanction, and that the cease trade order will remain in effect until April 17, 2013. Companies British Columbia Securities Commission Facebook LinkedIn Twitter The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has denied a trader leave to appeal a British Columbia Court of Appeal decision, which upheld an earlier B.C. Securities Commission (BCSC) decision that found he had engaged in illegal insider trading. The SCC declined to hear an appeal from Kegham Kevin Torudag, who sought leave to appeal a decision of B.C. appeal court that was handed down in November 2011. James Langton Share this article and your comments with peers on social media read more

Court rules in favour of advisor against former dealer

first_imgJames Langton The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench has ruled that Laszlo Szojka, a mutual fund representative, is entitled to more than $130,000 in commissions that were not paid out by his former firm, Pewter Financial Ltd., after he left the mutual fund dealer in 2011. According to the decision, Szojka sued the firm for $150,000 in commissions that he said were withheld by the firm, along with commissions paid to Pewter after he left, as a result of his efforts. Pewter defended the lawsuit and counterclaimed for $75,000 plus damages for loss of business as a result of Szojka taking clients when he left the firm. The decision notes that “both the plaintiff and defendant argue that the case turns largely on an interpretation of the formal agreement [between them] and whether it created any fiduciary obligation on the part of Mr. Szojka.” Ultimately, the court concluded that Szojka did not breach any fiduciary obligation to Pewter by contacting his clients before he left the firm to facilitate their transfer to his new dealer and, therefore, Pewter has no independent cause of action in damages. It also found that he didn’t violate any duty of honesty owed to the firm. “I find no dishonesty in Mr. Szojka’s conduct,” said Justice John S. Little in the decision. “He told Pewter early on that he wanted to leave early. Pewter said he could not, as only Pewter was entitled to do so under the terms of the formal agreement. Mr. Szojka then stayed until almost [to] the end, when he was essentially frustrated by Pewter during the last few days by blocking his computer access and suspending him.” The court also did not find that Pewter’s conduct was dishonest, just that it was “commercially unreasonable”. It said that, “knowing in August that your star agent who had paid $1.2 million to a third party for the right to advise clients and earn commissions was unhappy and had a fixed term contract, and taking no steps to deal with it, in my view is not commercially reasonable. But it is not dishonest.” As a result, the court granted judgment to Szojka for $130,414.96, which comprised of $90,431.81 in net commissions earned before he left the firm and $39,983.15 in gross commissions received by Pewter and payable to his dealer rep codes, plus interest and costs. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

Platypus to go global with live stream

first_imgPlatypus to go global with live stream Roger Jaensch,Liberal Member for BraddonThe resident platypus at the Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden in the State’s North West are about to go global, with a live stream being set up with the help of a Regional Tourism Projects Program grant.Business North West is setting up four cameras above and below the water, purchasing the equipment and infrastructure with the help of the $19,000 grant.Liberal Member for Braddon Roger Jaensch said it’s projects like this that will help rebuild regional tourism in Tasmania.“This project will promote Tasmania’s unique fauna and our beautiful North West region to people all over the world,” Mr Jaensch said.“I’d like to congratulate Ian Jones at Business North West, and Tom Wootton at West by North West, and the EVRG team on their innovation and motivation to find new opportunities to drive tourism in regional Tasmania.“This project takes an existing tourism attraction, and uses new technology to present it to a wider audience in an innovative way.“The opportunities that this will create are endless.”Tom Wootton, CEO of West By North West said visitor appeal for Tasmania’s West and North West regions has been steadily growing.“When COVID hit, the Tasmanian Government removed the need for matched funding under this grant program, which meant local community and industry groups could access small grants to enhance their destinations,” Mr Wootton said.“This support has been extremely well received across the State, and our organisation has worked with a number of groups across this region in securing funds.“It appears at this stage that visitor interest promises to continue to increase post-COVID, with Tasmanians and interstate tourists seeking authentic experiences outside of city centres.“Projects like this will fan the flames of that appeal, beaming visuals of our little monotreme friends across the globe!”The live-stream of the platypus residents at Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden is currently being set up and will go live through the Visit Burnie YouTube Channel in early 2021. /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. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, Burnie, business, community, Government, industry, infrastructure, innovation, project, TAS, Tasmania, Tassie, technology, tourism, visit, Water, worldlast_img read more

With Tasting Rooms Closed During COVID-19 New Napa Valley Vintages Debut…

first_imgHome Industry News Releases With Tasting Rooms Closed During COVID-19 New Napa Valley Vintages Debut via…Industry News ReleasesWith Tasting Rooms Closed During COVID-19 New Napa Valley Vintages Debut via “Wine Thru”By Press Release – May 15, 2020 1381 0 AdvertisementA Socially-Distanced Pick Up at Press Restaurant in St. Helena(ST. HELENA, CA—Friday, May 15, 2020). For nearly 15 years, PRESS Restaurant has been a place for locals, winemakers, vintners, and guests from around the world to experience current and older vintages of Napa Valley wines going back to the 1950s. The wineries and the restaurant have mutually supported each other over the years, and it’s this sense of community that’s at the heart of everything PRESS does.Samantha Rudd, vintner of Rudd Estate and owner of PRESS, was torn when deciding whether she should release the new vintage of Crossroads wines during these uncertain times from Rudd Estate, but knew that she wasn’t alone in this regard in Napa Valley. In that light, she decided that what was needed was to release these wines in a different way, while helping other wineries in the Napa Valley do the same. Samantha Rudd stated that, “We believe wines should be released when they are ready, even as the world faces this challenging point in time. The beauty in wine is its timelessness and our ability to take a long-term outlook toward brighter days.” Echoing Rudd’s thinking, winemaker Dan Petroski said, “Today’s current condition isn’t just another glass of wine for the Napa community to share together. The support we provide each other will allow us to emerge from this stronger when we open our doors and come closer together over a meal.”In that spirit, PRESS Wine Thru launched in early April as the companion to the PRESS Drive Thru to feature new release wines from Napa Valley wineries. Wine tastes are offered via a smaller format bottle to take home, and each week a different winery has been featured beginning with Crossroads by Rudd, and followed by Space Age by Josh Phelps, Massican by Dan Petroski, Wingspan, and Paper Planes.Each new wine release tasting (via the small format bottle to go) is available with a $5 donation to the PRESS Employee Fund (limit 1 per person). 10% of the sales for each 750ml wine purchased are also donated towards the Fund. Pre-orders can be arranged at PRESS Drive Thru, and each Monday, a new wine release is announced via their Instagram.   PRESS WINE THRU RELEASE SCHEDULEApril 8 – April 19 | Crossroads by RuddApril 20 – April 26 | Space Age by Josh PhelpsApril 27 – May 3 | Massican by Dan PetroskiMay 4 – May 10 | WingspanMay 11 – May 17 | Paper PlanesMay 18 – May 24 | Zeitgeist CellarsMay 25 – May 31 | Brick & MortarJune 1 – June 7 | Frank FamilyJune 8 – 14 | GandonaPRESS RESTAURANTPRESS has the largest collection of Napa Valley wines in the world. The all Napa Valley wine list celebrates current vintages as well as older wines going back over 50 years, and as a result, wine is very much at the core of PRESS. With over 1200 selections, the restaurant has become the ideal place to taste one’s way through the decades and deeply explore the U.S.’s most legendary wine-growing region.  PRESS is located at 587 St. Helena Highway, St. Helena, CA 94574. Share ReddIt Facebook Twitter TAGSPress Restaurant Linkedin Email Pinterest Previous articleDomaine Serene Poised for Rebound After COVID-19 ClosureNext articleAfternoon Brief, May 15 Press Releaselast_img read more

Singtel lights SA 5G network

first_img Singtel rethinks strategy after profit plummets 5GSingTel Singtel turned on its standalone (SA) 5G network in parts of the city state, becoming the first to offer the upgraded service.The operator claimed its SA 5G network offers 30 per cent faster uploads than LTE, along with stronger authentication and encryption. It deployed more than 1,000 sites running on 3.5GHz spectrum in locations including Orchard Road, the Central Business District, Marina Bay, HarbourFront, Sentosa and residential areas.Anna Yip, consumer Singapore CEO, stated: “Our customers will be among the first in the world to enjoy the benefits that SA 5G can deliver”, adding the technology will fuel new innovations and enable digital transformation across industry sectors.Singtel began issuing SA 5G-compatible SIM cards to customers last month.It introduced non-standalone 5G service in selected areas in September 2020, offering speeds of up to 1.2Gb/s.Rivals StarHub and M1 are scheduled to launch SA 5G services this year. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Joseph Waring Author Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more Tags Relatedcenter_img HomeAsiaNews Singtel lights SA 5G network Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Dito Asia AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 25 MAY 2021 Previous ArticleEricsson warns over loss of China market shareNext ArticleHuawei founder urges shift to software Telkomsel turns on 5G in major citieslast_img read more

Robinson recalls Assembly as fallout continues from Downey trial collapse

first_img Twitter Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson has given the British government until tonight to set up a judicial inquiry into secret letters sent to more than 180 Irish republican paramilitary suspects.He issued the deadline after announcing the Stormont Assembly will be recalled tomorrow to discuss the collapse of the trial of Donegal man John Downey who was accused of the Hyde Park bombing.Mr Robinson, who is threatening to resign over the issue, has called for secret letters given to so called “on the runs” assuring them they were not wanted to be rescinded. He met with the Northern Secretary last night to discuss the situation.Mr Robinson says he’ll be moving a specific motion at the recalled assembly meeting………….[podcast][/podcast] Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Facebook Google+ By News Highland – February 27, 2014 Robinson recalls Assembly as fallout continues from Downey trial collapse Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter News WhatsAppcenter_img WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articleWild Atlantic Way being officially launched in DublinNext articleTwo men charged following major Derry drug seizure News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Historic Buckhead Home Almost Ready to Move to Ansley Park

first_img BUCKHEAD HERITAGE SOCIETY / PBA WABE.ORG / PBA WABE.ORG / PBA Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility 0:59 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List WABE.ORG / PBA BUCKHEAD HERITAGE SOCIETY / PBA TIM SMALL / PBA 1234 WABE.ORG / PBA Related Stories TIM SMALL / PBA Share WABE.ORG / PBA The historic Randolph-Lucas House, on Peachtree Road, will soon move a few miles south to its new home.An audio version of this story0:59Christopher Jones and Roger Smith are the new owners who are restoring the 90-year-old mansion. It has been nine months since they began their dream of buying, moving, and restoring the house which currently sits on Peachtree just north of Peachtree Battle Avenue.Right now, they are going through what you might call labor pains: the labor of seeing parts of the house dismantled so it can be cut in half and moved.“It does tug at your heart strings,” says Smith. “It’s difficult to go over there and see it disassembled on the inside, remembering how beautiful it has been.”The next step is removal of the brick façade and slate roof. In a few weeks, if all goes well, the home, in two pieces, will take a middle of the night trip two-and-a-half miles south to Ansley Park. Jones and Smith are currently working with the Georgia Department of Transportation to make the plans which will require closing streets for the trip. The hope is that the actual move will take less than two hours.Jones says he and Smith plan to move into the house 90 days later. “Our hope is that, when people drive by, if they didn’t know the house was moved there, they would think it had always been there.”The Buckhead Heritage Society (BHS) selected their application to buy the house from several others. According to BHS Executive Director Erica Danylchak, Jones’ and Smith’s plan was the best thought out. “They also had identified the lot in Ansley Park as the one they wanted to explore purchasing,” says Danylchak.  “And we thought that it was the right fit in terms of fitting the architecture of that particular house into a compatible streetscape.”Hollins Randolph, a prominent Atlanta lawyer and great-great grandson of Thomas Jefferson, commissioned architect P. Thornton Marye to design the home. Construction was completed in 1924. Danylchak says that Marye also worked on the Fox Theatre and Atlanta Terminal Station, but most of his residential work has been lost. Margaret C. Lucas bought the house in 1935 and lived there until her death in 1987.In 1997, developer Blaine Kelly, Jr. purchased the house as part of the property to build a condominium development. In 1998, the home was moved a few yards to accommodate construction.  At the time, Kelly said the house would be maintained and used for special events. But last year the 2500 Peachtree Road Condominium Association petitioned for a demolition permit, prompting BHS to begin efforts to save the house.Danylchak says that expert preservation volunteers have helped document all aspects of the home before it is moved. Jones and Smith will spend $1.5 million for the project and hope it will spur others in Atlanta to tackle similar preservation efforts. For Whom The Bell Rings ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more