507 new cases of Covid-19, 16 in Donegal

first_imgClare5657.268 507 new cases of Covid-19, 16 in Donegal **County data should be considered provisional as the national Computerised Infectious Disease Reporting System (CIDR) is a dynamic system and case details are continually being validated and updated. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Roscommon66122.479 Pinterest Longford155278.9114 507 new cases of Covid 19 have been confirmed in the Republic this evening, with 10 new deaths reported.There were 16 new cases in Donegal, which now has a 14 day incidence rate of 163.3 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the national figure of 150.5.There have now been 229,306 Covid 19 cases confirmed since the pandemic began, with 4,576 Covid related deaths.Meanwhile, 137 new cases of Covid 19 have been reported north of the border today.There have been an additional three covid related deaths in Northern Ireland.Statement from the National Public Health Emergency TeamThe Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 10 additional deaths related to COVID-19.9 deaths occurred in March, 1 date of death remains under investigation.The median age of those who died was 75 years and the age range was 45 – 88 years.There has been a total of 4,576 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.As of midnight, Thursday 18th March, the HPSC has been notified of 507 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 229,306* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.Of the cases notified today:249 are men / 255 are women70% are under 45 years of ageThe median age is 33 years old216 in Dublin, 40 in Kildare, 29 in Galway, 24 in Offaly, 18 in Tipperary, and the remaining 180 cases are spread across 20 other counties. ** As of 8am today, 336 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 87 are in ICU. 43 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.As of March 16th, 632,359 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland: Waterford1011119.6139 Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Today’s cases, 5-day moving average of new cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 18 March 2021) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population) Kilkenny<5342.342 Homepage BannerNews Sligo659059 The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community including daily data on Ireland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.* Validation of data has resulted in the re-classification of 3 probable cases to confirmed status. The figure of 229,306 confirmed cases reflects this.   Kerry7761.691 By News Highland - March 19, 2021 7-day incidence is 73.35-day moving average is 513 Carlow710163.493 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter ~The 5-day moving average of the number of new cases provides an appropriate indicator of current daily case numbers within a county. It takes account of any validation of cases for previous days and smooths out daily/weekend fluctuations in case numbers. Galway2927130.6337 Google+ Mayo<5287.4114 Tipperary1822138.5221 463,500 people have received their first dose168,859 people have received their second dose Westmeath59137.4122 WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Offaly2414364.3284 Louth713142.8184 Monaghan<5376.647 Kildare4035243.6542 Google+ CountyToday's cases**(to midnight 18Mar2021)5-Day Moving Average of New Cases14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population(to 18Mar2021)New Cases during last 14 days(to 18Mar2021) Cork151446.1250 Pinterest Laois16683.871 Previous articleHighland overwhelmed by LeprechaunsNext articleNews, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries on Friday March 19th News Highland WhatsApp Cavan<5881.462 Ireland507513150.57165 Donegal1619163.3260 Wicklow1212103.2147 Meath1731215.3420 Dublin216219222.42996 Wexford1513108.2162 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Limerick1112128.3250 Leitrim0134.311 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebooklast_img read more

Research project to examine Friel’s links with “The Laurels”

first_img Twitter Research project to examine Friel’s links with “The Laurels” Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+ By News Highland – April 29, 2020 WhatsApp A research project is being launched to examine the historical context of the County Donegal home which Donegal County Council’s Culture Division is seeking people to carry out research on “The Laurels” in Glenties, which provided the inspiration for much of Brian Friel’s work.Friel was born in Omagh, and grew up in Derry, but ‘The Laurels’ was the home of his mother Christina McLoone’s family, and they visited there frequently.Donegal County Council’s Heritage Officer is Joe Gallagher.Speaking to Greg Hughes on the Nine til Noon Show, he said it’s an important piece of research………….Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/ap29joegall.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The Terms of Reference for the study can be accessed HERE Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous article2020 Bealtaine Festival cancelled in DonegalNext articleMcHugh confirms all Junior Cert students will receive a certificate News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA AudioHomepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

More Midwest tornadoes possible after 29 reported since Monday

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — At least 29 tornadoes have been reported across four states since Monday, as a period of severe weather now enters its fourth straight day.Sixteen tornadoes have been reported this week in Kansas, five in Oklahoma, five in Nebraska, and three in Missouri. There were at least 218 storm reports Wednesday alone, as parts of Oklahoma saw winds in excess of 100 mph.Several clusters of intense thunderstorms are moving through the Plains and Midwest Thursday, some with winds as high as 70 mph in Arkansas and Missouri, and a reported tornado in Oklahoma.Severe weather has also been expected in northeast Kansas, northern Missouri and southern Iowa, the third straight day for many of these areas. Damaging winds, large hail, and tornadoes are possible from Texas all the way up through northern Illinois.Parts of the Northeast may see some scattered thunderstorms as a corridor develops stretching from eastern Michigan to upstate New York. Damaging winds are possible in this region later in the day.The entire storm system likely will weaken Friday, with severe threats more isolated. Thursday probably will be the last day of the severe weather outbreak.Several clusters of intense thunderstorms are moving through the Plains and Midwest Thursday, some with winds as high as 70 mph in Arkansas and Missouri, and a reported tornado in Oklahoma.Severe weather has also been expected in northeast Kansas, northern Missouri and southern Iowa, the third straight day for many of these areas. Damaging winds, large hail, and tornadoes are possible from Texas all the way up through northern Illinois.Parts of the Northeast may see some scattered thunderstorms as a corridor develops stretching from eastern Michigan to upstate New York. Damaging winds are possible in this region later in the day.The entire storm system likely will weaken Friday, with severe threats more isolated. Thursday probably will be the last day of the severe weather outbreak.If some of these cities can pull off three consecutive days of 90 degrees or higher, it will be the first official heat wave for the region in 2018. It would be a notable feat, considering much of the region was well below average temperature for April.Temperatures are expected to dip near seasonable levels by the weekend.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Online petition solicits library funding support

first_img Online petition solicits library funding support Uncertainty about restoring funding for courthouse law libraries has inspired Bob Riger, executive director of the Miami-Dade County Law Library, to launch an online petition on its Web site to gather signatures of people who care about saving county law libraries.Go to www.mdc11.org and click on the link for the petition (or read it at www.petition online.com/vbnm).Riger created the petition through his affiliation with Florida State Court Law Libraries, Inc. The purpose it to urge legislators to restore civil filing fees that historically funded county law libraries. Funding for law libraries became uncertain because Revision 7 to Article V legislation passed last year does away with the mechanism of how most law libraries at county courthouses are financed through civil filing fees.The issue was reported in a story in the February 1 Florida Bar News. (Available on the Bar’s Web site at www.flabar.org). Several lawmakers said they want to fund law libraries, but there were unsure about how to accomplish that and what the quality and quantity of those law libraries would be while wrangling with many details of court funding legislation.“When we have collected ‘enough’ signatures, we will forward the results to the appropriate lawmakers throughout the state,” said Riger.“The purpose of the online petition is two-fold: to generate more signatures statewide in a briefer time period, before our funding runs out, and to set up a central repository for all petitions collected statewide.” March 1, 2004 Regular Newscenter_img Online petition solicits library funding supportlast_img read more

Postal banking could be a disaster

first_imgby: Charles LaneWith President Barack Obama’s strong support, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has launched a regulatory crackdown on payday lending, the short-term, high-cost loans that lower-income people use to cope with cash crunches — at the risk, critics say, of trapping themselves in a cycle of unpayable debt.The question is, what’s the practical alternative? Payday lending is a $50 billion per year business because there’s a demand for it. People who can’t get quick cash from a storefront operator might turn to loan sharks, and nobody wants that.To many progressives, including the bane of payday lenders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., at least part of the solution is to turn the U.S. Postal Service into a financial institution, with the authority to provide small-dollar loans at reasonable rates — as well as an array of other services, including savings accounts. continue reading » 24SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

More Indonesians tolerant of homosexuality, though vast majority still say no: Pew survey

first_imgIn its 2015 report, Pew Research Center ranked Indonesia in third place among countries that highly regard religion, with 97 percent of people in the country saying religion was very important to them.Although the 2019 study showed a slight improvement for Indonesia, its people’s level of acceptance of homosexuality is the second-lowest among other countries surveyed.The nation of 268 million people shared the same spot with Tunisia, where 9 percent also said homosexuality should be accepted. Nigeria is the country with the lowest level of acceptance of homosexuality at 7 percent.Homosexuality is not illegal in Indonesia — except in conservative Aceh with its strict Islamic laws — however, sentiment against the LGBT community has persisted in the country over the years.The anti-LGBT rhetoric hit a new high in 2016, with an unprecedented flood of inflammatory statements and crackdowns against the minority group. Intimidation and persecution against them still persist to this day.Read also: Recent cases of persecution set back LGBT rights advocacyMeanwhile, in the neighboring country Philippines, 73 percent of respondents agreed that homosexuality should be accepted by society, according to the study.Countries such as the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain, France and Germany were also placed in the higher ranks with more than 70 percent acceptance for homosexuality.Although majorities in 16 of the 34 surveyed countries in 2019 said homosexuality should be accepted, the think tank’s report showed that the global divide remains.While 94 percent of respondents in Sweden — the country with the highest level of acceptance on the list — agreed on acceptance of homosexuality, only 7 percent in Nigeria shared the same sentiment.”But even with these sharp divides, views are changing in many of the countries that have been surveyed since 2002, when the Center first began asking the question of whether homosexuality should be accepted by society or not on its international surveys,” the report said.In many of the countries surveyed, there have been double-digit increases in acceptance of homosexuality between the 2002 and 2019 studies, including a 21-point increase in South Africa and a 19-point increase in South Korea.Across the 34 countries surveyed, a median of 52 percent agreed that homosexuality should be accepted with 38 percent saying that it should be discouraged.Topics : Public acceptance of homosexuality in Indonesia has improved slightly in the past few years, a recently published study by Pew Research Center suggests, though the level remains low compared with those of other countries.The report — which polled 38,426 respondents across 34 countries from May to October last year — found that only 9 percent of Indonesians agreed that homosexuality should be accepted by society, an increase from only 3 percent in 2013.Most respondents in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country disagreed, with 80 percent of them saying homosexuality should be discouraged. The US-based think tank said it found that public opinion on the acceptance of homosexuality in each society remained sharply divided by country, region and economic development, despite major changes in laws and norms in many countries regarding same-sex marriage and the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.Read also: Of coming out and acceptance: LGBT youth seek peace in conservative IndonesiaThe report also suggested that attitudes on the acceptance of homosexuality were shaped by the country where the polled respondents lived, as it found that people in wealthier and more developed economies are “generally more accepting of homosexuality” than those in poorer and less-developed economies.”Religion and its importance in people’s lives also shape opinions in many countries. For example, in some countries, those who are affiliated with a religious group tend to be less accepting of homosexuality than those who are unaffiliated,” Pew Research Center said in its 2019 report,” Political ideology also plays a role in the acceptance of homosexuality.”last_img read more

What Is Going On in US Gymnastics?

first_imgIt was very disturbing to hear about the allegations leveled against the former doctor involved with our Olympic Gymnastics program.  Both of the women involved with these allegations are calling for a complete overhaul from the Olympic Gymnastics Board.  According to their lawsuit, they were allegedly sexually abused by this Olympic doctor.  Since they brought this to the attention of the authorities, many of their colleagues have voiced the same allegations.It is sad to hear that you can’t trust those who are put in the position of authority.  Most of these young ladies are in their early teens, and as a parent, you believe that someone such as a medical doctor would have the ethics associated with such a profession.  How do people get a position like this if these allegations are true?last_img read more

Live Asian Games 2018, Day 13: Indian women’s hockey team loses to Japan, gets silver

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Asian Games News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The Indian women hockey team’s dream of reclaiming the gold at the Asian Games after 36 years remained unfulfilled as it lost 1-2 to Japan to settle for the silver medal on a penultimate day (Day 13) at the ongoing 2018 Asian Games.ALSO READ: Asian Games 2018: Day 13 India full schedule, IST Timings and moreEarlier, Day 12 witnessed India adding more medals to their medal tally as Jinson Johnson won the men’s 1500m gold while the quartet of Hima Das, V Vismaya, Saritaben Gayakwad and M Poovamma bagged the shiny gold in women’s 4×400 metre relay. Seema Punia and Chitra Unnikrishnan settled for bronze in their events respectively. Round up from Asian Games 2018 Day 12 hereAsian Games 2018 Day 3 Updates:# Silver for India: Women’s hockey team misses golden chance, loses to Japan in the finals. They settle for silver. # Hockey: India is facing Japan in the finals of women’s hockey. At the halftime, India 1-1 Japan.# BOXING: India’s Amit Panghal enters finals of men’s 49 kg category.# SQUASH: India gets bronze after losing to Hong Kong in Squash men’s team semi finals# SAILING: Varsha Gautham and Sweta Shervegar win silver in the 49er FX, Harshita Tomar wins bronze in the Open Laser 4.7# ROLLER SKATE: Aarathy Kasturi and Varsha Sriramakrishna finish seventh and eighth respectively in women’s Road 20km race# SOFT TENNIS: In Women’s team Preliminary Group A match – India lost 0-3 to Republic of Korea# SOFT TENNIS: In Men’s team preliminary group C match – India lost 0-3 to Indonesia# DIVING: Ramananda Sharma qualifies for men’s Springboard final# BOXING: Vikas Krishan has apparently pulled  out from his semi-final bout due to an eye injury and has settled for a bronze in men’s 75kg category: PTI# SQUASH: HUGE NEWS! Women’s squash team to fight for gold as they beat Malaysia 2-0 in the semi-finals.# TABLE TENNIS: Manika Batra eliminated by China’s Manyu Wang in women’s singles Round of 16. She lost by 4-1.# TABLE TENNIS: Sharath Kamal crashes out after losing 2-4 to Chinese Taipei’s Chihyuan Chuang in men’s singles Round of 16# JUDO: Rajwinder Kaur’s journey ends as she loses out to Jiawen Tsai of Chinese Taipei in women’s +78kg Repechage round. # VOLLEYBALL: India lose 0-3 to Chinese Taipei in women’s classification match.# VOLLEYBALL: India trail 0-2 against Chinese Taipei after losing the second set by 16-25.# JUDO: Avtar Singh loses to Ivan Remarenco in men’s -100kg Round of 16.# VOLLEYBALL: India lose the first set 21-25 against Chinese Taipei.# VOLLEYBALL: India are leading 9-7 against Chinese Taipei in the first set of women’s classification match.last_img read more

Easter and Pets – Information from Joint Animal Services

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Joint Animal ServicesCute bunnies and fuzzy chicks find their way into the Easter baskets each spring. Unfortunately, as they grow, many of these Easter pets become unwanted or owners are unable to care for them.Some neighborhoods do not allow these types of pets. Rather than a living addition to the Easter basket, give an adoption gift certificate from Animal Services. This way the recipient can select the pet that fits their lifestyle and speaks to their heart. As Easter is right around the corner, here are some tips to help keep your pets safe.  1) Keep all that extra candy safely tucked away from your pets.  Chocolate, macadamia nuts and xylitol (an artificial sweetener) are toxic to many pets.2) Easter Lilies can be fatal if ingested by our furry friends.3) Many pets will try to nibble the plastic grass from Easter baskets, which can cause blocked digestive tracks and other medical issues.For more information, visit www.jointanimalservices.org or call Animal Services at (360) 352-2510.last_img read more

Watch : Reliving David Beckham’s virtuoso performance and freekick to drag England into 2002…

first_imgAdvertisement ayivNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1gxWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eo41q( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) yh8kWould you ever consider trying this?😱6emylbCan your students do this? 🌚4btceRoller skating! Powered by Firework David Beckham’s free kick goal was enough for England to qualify for the World Cup in 2002. In the last match of the qualification stage against Greece, David Beckham scored a brilliant goal from the set piece. England needed at least one point from the last encounter of the group stage match against Greece. However, they were behind in the match by the margin of 2-1 till the beginning of stoppage time in the second half.Advertisement At that moment, England were awarded a free kick from outside the box. The free kick was taken by the captain of England National side, David Beckham. His shot was a curved one and it struck at the top corner of the net. The goalkeeper had no chance to save the shot. With the goal of David Beckham, the match ended with a scoreline of 2-2. The Three Lions got their valuable one point from this match which helped them to qualify for the finals of World Cup 2002.Advertisement England went to the final round of that World Cup being the group topper of that respective group. The free kick goal of David Beckham on that day was certainly memorable for all the fans of England National football team.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more