Wounded Libyans to get specialist treatment in Limerick

first_imgEmail CASUALTIES of the Libyan conflict have arrived in Shannon to receive specialist treatment in Ireland. The injuries were received during the conflict to free Libya from Muammar Gadafy’s regime.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Fourteen wounded landed shortly after 5.20pm yesterday on a flight from Tunisia via France. The men will undergo surgery for a range of injuries, including gunshot and shrapnel wounds.A large number of supporters from the 2,500 plus Irish Libyan community, congregated at the airport to cheer on their fellow citizens. Gifts were handed out to the war wounded from the well-wishers.It is understood that four of casualties will be treated at Barrington’s Hospital in Limerick, while three others were taken to Cappagh in Dublin. Another seven of the injured are to be treated at the Bon Secours Hospital in Galway.Gerry Burke, chief executive of the Bon Secours in Galway, told waiting reporters: “The injuries are mostly to the upper body and orthopaedic in nature and some will require surgical intervention.” Facebook Previous articleO’Gara looks forward to 100th cap at ScarletsNext articleJudge not impressed with Presley’s Jailhouse Rock admin Print WhatsAppcenter_img Advertisement NewsLocal NewsWounded Libyans to get specialist treatment in LimerickBy admin – December 5, 2011 704 Linkedin Twitterlast_img read more

Home Buying Goes High-tech

first_img Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago January 16, 2018 1,716 Views Previous: Navigating Safe Harbors and HOAs Next: Supreme Court Case Could Shift Future of CFPB Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Home Sellers Homebuyers Housing Market real estate smart home smart technology virtual tour Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Home Buying Goes High-tech Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Virtual reality (VR) and smart technology are here to stay, when it comes to buying or selling a home according to the Coldwell Banker Real Estate Smart Home Marketplace Survey, published by real estate brokerage firm Coldwell Banker.According to the online survey conducted by Harris Poll among 3,000 adults across the U.S., VR is poised to become the next big revolution in real estate with 77 percent of the respondents saying that they would like to take a VR house tour before actually visiting a prospective home. In fact, the desire for VR tours is almost on par with traditional video tours, with 84 percent agreeing that they would like to be able to see video footage of prospective homes before visiting.One of the uses for a virtual tour for 68 percent of homebuyers was being able to see how their current furniture would fit into a prospective home. And that’s not all. Even when it came to choosing a real estate sales associate, 62 percent said they would prefer someone who offered virtual house tour capabilities that could be available on computer and smartphone, as a service for their clients.If buyers are keen on virtual tours, sellers would like to get suggestions from their real estate agents on staging their homes with smart home products and technology to help them increase the value for their homes. Around 42 percent sellers agreed that they would look to their real estate agent to provide them with information about how smart technology or products could impact the sale of their homes while 32 percent agreed they would look to their real estate agent to provide them with information about smart home technology and how it would add value for buyers.Speaking of technology, smart thermostats were the most wanted piece of tech for buyers with 77 percent saying they would want smart thermostats pre-installed in a home, followed by 75 percent saying they would like smart fire detectors pre-installed. Smart carbon monoxide detectors, smart camera, smart lock and smart lighting systems were some other gadgets that buyers would like pre-installed in a prospective home. in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / Home Buying Goes High-tech Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home Sellers Homebuyers Housing Market real estate smart home smart technology virtual tour 2018-01-16 Staff Writer Subscribelast_img read more

Winners of Chowder Cook-off and Ice Carving Competition announced

first_img Community Announcements ITHACA, N.Y. – Downtown Ithaca has counted the public’s votes from its 9th Annual Chowder Cook-Off held this past weekend, and it’s ready to announce the winners. Drum roll, please…Simeon’s American Bistro, with multiple votes received throughout the cook-off, easily walked away with the Best Seafood Chowder crown. In addition, Simeon’s clam chowder received the win for best traditional chowder. Taverna Banfi, located in Cornell University’s Statler Hotel, was the runner-up in both of these categories. Third place in the seafood category went to Ithaca Bakery, and Luna Inspired Street Food took home third in the best traditional chowder contest. Simeon’s American Bistro’s clam chowder was a huge hit at the Annual Chowder Cook-Off.Simeon’s American Bistro took first prize for its seafood chowder. (Photo provided by Downtown Ithaca) Simeon’s American Bistro took first prize for its seafood chowder. (Photo provided by Downtown Ithaca)The Best Veggie Chowder title was awarded to Greenstar Natural Foods Market, a local health food store, for its unicorn chowder with purple sweet potatoes, and second place went out to Lou’s Covert Country Kitchen, while third place was awarded to downtown Ithaca’s popular Mexican joint Viva Taqueria.And, last, but certainly not least, in the Best Meat Chowder category the title went to Max’s American Grill located in Hotel Ithaca. Second and third place in this category were awarded to Ithaca Bakery and downtown’s newest eatery Eat the Foood (located in Lot 10 for the winter).“All of the Chowder Cook-Off participants deserve a round of applause for their tasty chowders. We’re fortunate to have so many talented chefs in our region who bring such innovative concoctions to this contest each year,” said Summer Keown, special events director for the Downtown Ithaca Alliance, a not-for-profit organization charged with organizing the event.The Chowder Cook-Off was held in conjunction with the 12th Annual Ice Festival where guests watched some of the nation’s masterfully skilled ice carvers compete in ice carving competitions for cash prizes and awards. center_img Your Arts & Culture news is made possible with support from: Following Friday evening’s Speed Carving competition, Oneida resident Wei-Sen Liang earned first place for his sword in the stone with a shield ice sculpture and Matt Hass, of Canandaigua, took home second place for his fawn carving.Wei-Sen Liang took home third prize for his carving of a mounted knight. (Kelsey O’Connor/The Ithaca Voice) Wei-Sen Liang took home third prize for his carving of a mounted knight. (Kelsey O’Connor/The Ithaca Voice)After Saturday’s main ice carving event, first place was awarded to Ross Baisis, of Canada, for his dragon creation, second went to Rich Daly for his prawn and turtle carving and the third-place finisher was Wei-Sen Liang for his knight on a horse sculpture.“We thank the ice carvers who participated in these high stakes contests. They certainly offered our festival guests an incredible show. We also thank the hundreds of individuals who braved the elements to attend this thrilling annual affair and we offer a special thank you to our event sponsors for helping to make this all possible. We trust that everyone had a wonderful time,” said Keown.The Ice Festival and Chowder Cook-Off were made possible in part by a grant from the Tompkins County Tourism Program, and Ice Fest was sponsored by the Elmira Savings, Hilton Garden Inn and City Centre Apartments.Ice Fest also featured the very popular Ice Bar, a serving station made completely out of ice. The bar’s fine brews were provided by Bacchus Brewing Company and its variety of local wines came from Treleaven Winery.Entertainment from comedic juggler and fire breather Nate the Great, and caroling from Flight Performing Arts students along with a costume performance from Civic Ensemble and a meet and greet with the Snow-Mane Sled Dog Team rounded out the weekend’s activities. This annual affair also hosted, on Thursday night, its 2nd Annual Silent Disco, which received rave reviews from its diverse group of participants.Downtown Ithaca’s next major event is the Chili Cook-Off set Saturday, Feb. 9 on The Commons. For more information about this and other downtown events, keep an eye on our Facebook Events Page or visit www.downtownithaca.com.Featured image: Ross Baisis took home first place for his ice dragon in Saturday’s carving competition. (Kelsey O’Connor/The Ithaca Voice) Tagged: chowder cook off, Community Announcements, downtown ithaca alliance, ice fest This is a community announcement from the Downtown Ithaca Alliance. It was not written by The Ithaca Voice. This article was submitted on behalf of a person or organization in Tompkins County. The Ithaca Voice posts community announcements to provide readers with information directly from local businesses and… More by Community Announcementslast_img read more

McConalogue calls for clarification on €50 million beef fund

first_imgHomepage BannerNews McConalogue calls for clarification on €50 million beef fund Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Previous articleGeography should not dictate access to a consultant – IHCANext articleDale Gorman joins Pauric Hilferty on Sunday Sport News Highland Google+ Facebook By News Highland – June 16, 2019 Twitter WhatsApp A Donegal Deputy is calling on the Agriculture Minister to clarify when he first became aware that the €50 million beef fund announced by the European Commission was contingent on production reduction.Fianna Fáil Agriculture Spokesperson Charlie McConalogue believes that farmers were clearly misled pre-election with the government message that the compensation package secured would be related to income and price losses incurred from the early onset of Brexit.In a statement Deputy McConalogue says that the draft Commission regulation states that the ‘measures taken by Ireland shall be aimed at reducing production or restructuring the beef and veal sector’.He’s calling on the Minister to immediately state when he first learned that reducing production numbers would be a condition of drawing down funding.He also asks whether his Department made any case for market disturbance aid as provided under the CAP?Deputy McConalogue concludes by saying that the Government have totally misled farmers who were informed at every juncture from the Taoiseach and Minister Creed that the fund would cover income losses.He says that farmers who have taken a massive hit deserve better. DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more

2.1 million federal employees to get paid parental leave for 1st time

first_imgiStock/x-reflexnaja(NEW YORK) — More than 2 million federal government employees will get paid parental leave for the first time with a new bill, as the U.S. slowly catches up to the rest of the developed world with its family leave policies.The Senate gave the final congressional green light on the National Defense Authorization Act on Tuesday. It already passed the House with bipartisan support and now heads to the president’s desk. President Donald Trump indicated at a summit last Thursday at the White House that he would sign the bill, calling it a “historic deal.”The defense bill includes 12 weeks of paid paternal leave for employees who give birth, adopt or foster a child.“Right now, we are one of only two nations in the world that does not provide our workers with any form of paid family or medical leave,” Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, D-NY, who helped write the family leave language in the bill said in a statement last Friday after it passed the House.Maloney added that when she was pregnant with her first child she asked about her office’s leave policy and was told “What leave?” and that “Women just leave.”“When this bill is signed into law, it will be a tremendous victory for 2.1 million federal employees who will no longer need to choose between being home with their new child or their paychecks,” she added.Some advocates expressed hope that if the largest employer in the nation now offers paid parental leave, other employers will follow suit.Only 17% of civilian workers had access to paid family leave in 2018, according to most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and 89% had access to unpaid family leave.A United Nations report released earlier this year found that the U.S. was the only country among the 41 “high- and middle- income countries” it looked at with no national paid leave policy for mothers, or for fathers. The U.S. ranked lowest on the report’s list of family-friendly policies among rich nations.Some experts even blamed the lack of paid family leave policies in the U.S. as a factor in fertility rates hitting a 30-year low.The National Partnership for Women and Families, a nonprofit advocacy group, called the inclusion of paid parental leave for federal workers a big win for women, and especially women of color.“This measure promotes economic justice for women and women of color,” Debra Ness, the president of the organization, said in a statement, noting that more than 40 percent of federal workers are women and nearly 1 in 5 are women of color.“The racial wealth gap and other racial disparities make it more difficult for families of color to save for and absorb the effects of a serious personal or family medical issue — including the birth or adoption of a new child,” she added. “Ensuring that they do not have to worry about getting paid while taking time off to welcome a new child or recover from childbirth is critical to moving toward equity in the federal workforce.”Ness said she is optimistic that the momentum from this new policy will bring about paid family leave benefits for all working people.  Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Florida police find 3 men bound, beaten and shot in abandoned backyard

first_imgkali9/iStockBy IVAN PEREIRA and RACHEL KATZ, ABC News(OPA LOCKA, Fla.) — Police are searching for clues after the grisly discovery of three people who had been shot in the backyard of an abandoned home in Florida over the weekend.Officers with the Opa Locka Police Department discovered three men who had been bound, beaten and shot around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, according to the Miami-Dade Police Department.Two of the victims, Osmar Oliva, 50, and Johan Gonzalez Quesada, 26, were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.The third, unidentified victim was airlifted to a hospital and was in critical condition, according to the police.As of Tuesday night, the authorities haven’t named any suspect or declared any motive. They are offering a $5,000 reward for any information related to the case.The investigation was ongoing, according to authorities.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Profiling cryopreservation protocols for Ribes ciliatum using differential scanning calorimetry

first_imgDSC analysis was performed at three points in the cryopreservation process on encapsulated-dehydrated meristems of Ribes ciliatum. Meristems were excised from shoots pre-treated with either sucrose or glucose, encapsulated in alginate beads, dehydrated in sucrose solutions, air dried, and plunged in liquid nitrogen. Thermal analysis revealed glass transitions during cooling of air-desiccated meristems, however, on rewarming a small endothermic event was detected suggesting glass destabilization can occur. Interestingly, this did not occur in alginate beads or meristems when these components were cooled and rewarmed separately. The possibility exists that thermal and moisture gradients may arise within the alginate bead/tissue complex and we propose that the heterogeneous composition of the meristems and the surrounding alginate may promote ice nucleation on rewarming. The significance of this regarding the stabilization of glasses formed in alginate beads and their encapsulated meristems is discussed. This study also reports an approach to Ribes cryopreservation in which the pregrowth of shoots in 0.75M sucrose for 1 week can be used as a substitute for cold acclimation.last_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 1/15/19

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONIndiana 131, Phoenix 97Philadelphia 149, Minnesota 107Atlanta 142, Oklahoma City 126Milwaukee 124, Miami 86Golden State 142, Denver 111L.A. Lakers 107, Chicago 100NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEColumbus 4, New Jersey 1OT NY Islanders 2, St. Louis 1NY Rangers 6, Carolina 2Montreal 5, Florida 1Detroit 3, Anaheim 1Nashville 7, Washington 2SO Minnesota 3, L.A. Kings 2Winnipeg 4, Vegas 1Tampa Bay 2, Dallas 0San Jose 5, Pittsburgh 2TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL(3) Tennessee 106, Arkansas 87(4) Virginia 81, (9) Virginia Tech 59(10) Nevada 72, Boise St. 71(12) Kentucky 69, Georgia 49(13) North Carolina 75, Notre Dame 69(15) Marquette 74, Georgetown 71(16) Buffalo 88, W. Michigan 79Wake Forest 71, (17) NC State 67LSU 83, (18) Mississippi 69(24) Mississippi St. 71, Florida 68Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. January 16, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 1/15/19 Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

USS Independence at Port of St. Petersburg on Labor Day Weekend

first_img USS Independence at Port of St. Petersburg on Labor Day Weekend For the first time in city history, a naval warship will be docking at the Port of St. Petersburg and be made available for public tours…(tampabay)[mappress]Source: tampabay, August 12, 2011; View post tag: Petersburg View post tag: port View post tag: Weekend View post tag: USS View post tag: Navy August 12, 2011 View post tag: day Training & Education View post tag: Naval View post tag: Independence View post tag: Labor View post tag: St. View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Independence at Port of St. Petersburg on Labor Day Weekend Share this articlelast_img

Russia: BSF Sailors Lend a Helping Hand to Flood-Struck Krasnodar Residents

first_img View post tag: A. Russia: BSF Sailors Lend a Helping Hand to Flood-Struck Krasnodar Residents View post tag: sailors Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: BSF Sailors Lend a Helping Hand to Flood-Struck Krasnodar Residents View post tag: residents View post tag: Naval Training & Education Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Lendcenter_img View post tag: Krasnodar View post tag: Hand View post tag: BSF View post tag: Helping July 12, 2012 View post tag: Flood-Struck View post tag: Navy PM Dmitry Medvedev discusses with his deputies issues related to the tragic events in KrasnodarThe Black Sea Fleet (BSF) sailors of the Russian Federation is rendering relief work to citizens of Krasnodar region…(rusnavy)[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, July 12, 2012; Image: Russian MoDlast_img read more