24 more Covid-19 deaths confirmed

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – May 12, 2020 Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 24 people with COVID-19 have died.There have now been a total 1,488* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.As of 11am Tuesday 12th May the HPSC has been notified of 107 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 23,242 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Sunday 10th May (23,089 cases), reveals:·        57% are female and 42% are male·        the median age of confirmed cases is 49 years·        3,031 cases (13%) have been hospitalised·        Of those hospitalised, 386 cases have been admitted to ICU·        6,906 cases are associated with healthcare workers·        Dublin has the highest number of cases at 11,235 (49% of all cases) followed by Kildare with 1,337 cases (6%) and then Cork with 1,234 cases (5%)·        Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 61%, close contact accounts for 36%, travel abroad accounts for 3%As of midnight Monday 11th May, 258,808 tests have been carried out.Over the past week, 44,047 tests were carried out and of these 1,466 were positive, giving a positivity rate of 3.3%.The National Public Health Emergency Team met today (Tuesday 12 May) to continue its ongoing review of Ireland’s response to COVID-19.Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “We are continuing to examine the progress of the disease and though we are still making progress, which is giving us real encouragement, we need to keep going. We still have 70 people in ICU and over 500 people in hospital. We have more work to do.”Rachel Kenna, Deputy Chief Nursing Officer, Department of Health, said: “Today marks International Nurses Day and 2020 is also International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. We did not expect to be marking this year amidst a Global Pandemic, however, our fellow nurses and midwives have risen to the challenge and remain a vital resource to our health service.“Our nurses and midwives are working in high risk situations on a daily basis, delivering care in PPE, making personal sacrifices and continuing to provide compassionate care in a stressful environment.  “The public actions over the last number of weeks have meant nurses and midwives can continue to deliver care to those who need it. Please continue to support them during this time, hold firm and stay safe.” DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp 24 more Covid-19 deaths confirmed There have been a further 24 deaths here due to Covid-19, while another 107 cases of the virus have also been confirmed.It means the total death toll in the Republic now stands at 1,488.There are 23,242 total confirmed cases.Two further cases have been confirmed in Donegal, bringing the total in the county to 474.***********************Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleEvening News, Sport, and Obituaries on Tuesday May 12thNext articleMcHugh faces tough oral exam in Dail chamber News Highland Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

High school seniors graduate 2,000 feet above on ski lift

first_imgadamkaz/iStockBy NICOLE PELLETIERE, ABC News(NORTH CONWAY, N.H.) — One senior class graduation was held high in the sky beside a mountain after traditional commencement was canceled due to COVID-19.In a private ceremony, Kennett High School’s class of 2020 graduated at Cranmore Mountain in North Conway, New Hampshire.Safety and social distancing measures were put in place and students accepted their degrees at the base of the mountain.“The response has been awesome,” principal Kevin Carpenter told GMA. “So many of them thought it was going to be a virtual ceremony or no ceremony but to have an in-person ceremony and something so unique, they’re excited about it.”Graduating senior Sophie Stimpson said the moment represented community togetherness.“This is honestly probably a cooler way to graduate than just walking across a stage, too,” she added.The 174 students and family members enjoyed the unique celebration and breathtaking views. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Great recognition of the profession: Croatian tourist guides admitted to the World Federation of Tourist Guides

first_imgAfter a lot of work in Croatia that was recognized by colleagues at the world level,  Association of Croatian Tourist Guides (ZDTVH) became a “Full Member”  or a full member of the World Federation of Tourist Guides (WFTGA) which brings together national tourist guide associations in over 80 countries and represents over 150 tour guides worldwide. It is important to emphasize that he is also a WFTGA, partner and associate member of the UNWTO (UN World Tourism Organization) and UNESCO. President of ZDTVH Kristina Nuić Prka emphasized the importance of admission to WFTGA membership in the promotion of Croatia in the tourism profession  emphasizing that this is not a goal but a continuation of the struggle for rights  Croatian tourist guides within the European norm imposed on the profession and association with colleagues from other countries of rich cultural heritage. “Following the imposed norms  Foreign tourist guides can, on the basis of requests for temporary and occasional activities, the frequency of which cannot be controlled, guide and present Croatia to tourists without education, and the same is true.  exempted only in areas of protected localities. What is the area of ​​a protected site and what are the criteria for determining them, is unclear and depends solely on the interpretation of the European Commission, which wants to put as few sites as possible on this list. the country’s reputation and the large number of tourists represent our country, its cultural heritage,  history, people and tradition. ” points out Nuić Prka and adds that they have already applied to host the Convention WFTGA 2021, which would be a really great promotion for our country in the tourism profession at the global level.  The Association of Croatian Tourist Guides (ZDTVH) was founded in 2005 and brings together 19 tourist guide associations from all regions of Croatia, and currently ZDTVH represents about 2000 tourist guides in Croatia.Kristina Nuić Prka: TOURIST GUIDES ARE AMBASSADORS OF OUR COUNTRYPhoto: ZDTVHAnd if  tourist guides  have a very significant role, if not one of the key ones,  in overall tourism, they are still underestimated, especially in the context of the development and promotion of tourist destinations. “Tourist guides are an indispensable segment in destination management and promotion. Every good travel agency will ask and consult a guide what to do and when. ”Points out Nuić Prka. We have to care about our overall performance and what story we tell tourists about ourselves. We must not allow our history, culture and way of life, identity to be misinterpreted and misinterpreted. That’s why it’s also important to use licensed tour guides. Of course, in order to reduce costs, some agencies do not use licensed tourist guides, but they are not aware of how over-complex tourism is and how the tourist product is made up of all participants, not individuals. If we perform poorly, we all lose in the long run, there is less tourist spending and a shorter tourist season. “Being a guide is an honor. It is an honor to be in a situation where you have the opportunity to bring individuals and groups from all over the world closer to their history, rich cultural heritage, sense of national identity, religion, language and the freedom we are so proud of. Because who can better show a stranger the spirit of our people, tell him about defiance and pride, which is innate in all of us, heroes, resourcefulness, wisdom from antiquities, faith, old customs, legends and folklore – from our people? We are not just narrators of history. We are ambassadors of our country, our region, our city, our culture, language and customs. It depends on us with what image of Croatia and us as a nation, tourists will go home. I also emphasize that the cultural heritage preserves the national identity of the country so as not to drown in European globalization. ” concludes Nuić Prka and emphasizes that cultural heritage represents our entire national corpus and we must do everything in our power to preserve it.More information about the Association of Croatian Tourist Guides (ZDTVH) can be found on their website official website.last_img read more

Many contributed to wreath-laying

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionDec. 16 was historic, in that for the first time in the Wreaths Across America program, all 11,000-plus veterans’ graves at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery were able to receive a wreath – due largely to the generosity of community-wide support for this annual event. The Daily Gazette was generous in reporting on this program. However, I wish to clarify some of the information contained in The Gazette’s reporting of the Wreaths Across America event. Your article seemed to suggest that the Dec. 16 ceremonies were primarily a Patriot Guard Rider-led function and operation. While the Patriot Guard Riders are justifiably proud of our efforts and the significant support we lent to the successful result of this year, the Wreaths Across America program at the cemetery is operated and managed by the New York Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (Capital District) under the direction of Lt. Col. Anita Martin and her staff.The Civil Air Patrol has worked tirelessly to develop and nurture additional wreath sponsors and fund-raising organizations. Lt. Col. Martin and her cadets of the Civil Air Patrol also conduct the opening ceremonies before the actual wreath-laying by volunteers takes place. Also, the encouragement and support of Cemetery Director Scott Lamb was vitally important to the ultimate success we all enjoyed this past weekend.I thought it important to clarify your reporting so as not to diminish the fine work and efforts of the many other fine organizations who also made significant contributions to this historic Wreaths Across America day at the Gerald B.H. Saratoga National Cemetery.Bill SchaafTroyThe writer is state captain of the Patriot Guard Riders.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

It’s time for Trojans to fulfill their potential

first_imgTwo weeks ago, I got a really depressing email from my Victorian Literature professor. Without quoting him verbatim, it was a personal message from him telling me to “step my game up.” My performance in class hadn’t been up to par and, seeing as I took one of his classes last semester, he was fully aware of my capabilities. There are probably countless instances in which USC fans have wanted to tell their football team the exact same thing. For fans familiar with the game, there’s no place where this message would be more fitting than USC’s special teams.In the game of football, perhaps the least-appreciated unit is special teams. In the college game, the prevailing assumption is that these players are younger, less experienced and altogether less skilled than their defensive and offensive counterparts. The most notable exception to this rule is usually the kick returner, and USC is no different — for the earlier part of the season, that title went to junior wide receiver Marqise Lee and later sophomore wide receiver Nelson Agholor.But the play of special teams all begins with the kicker. The kick determines the movement of the other 21 players on the field. Junior Andre Heidari has been the placekicker for the Trojans since his freshman year. This season, the Trojans’ special teams have been anything but special — and it’s been Heidari who has been at the center of the team’s criticism. His 43-yard miss against Washington State probably cost the Trojans the game, and his misses from 40 and 46 yards against Notre Dame severely hurt the Trojans in South Bend.So what’s eating Andre Heidari? It’s hard to put a finger on the exact point. Heidari tore his meniscus early in his sophomore year and has struggled to regain his confidence since. After notching a preposterous 15 of 17 in his freshman year, he put up a pedestrian 10 of 16 in his second season.Two weeks ago, USC interim head coach Ed Orgeron announced that the placekicker’s job was an open competition. The coach’s decision was telling. It’s indicative of his leadership mentality. Orgeron is the all-too-willing facilitator of the Darwinistic microcosm that exists within any organized sports team. Make the walk-ons, junior Craig McMahon and sophomore Alex Wood, nip at Heidari’s heels. Though it’s doubtful either presented a serious threat, the approach seems to have worked, at least temporarily.Heidari responded last week in the game against Utah, knocking in a career-high four field goals from 35, 38, 28 and 40 yards. But something about his performance still leaves room for doubt. Heidari will need to be consistent from long distances to regain the complete trust of the team. More importantly, he plays an integral role in USC’s offense this year. Some of USC’s most daunting opponents lie ahead, including a matchup against hard-hitting Stanford at home and, of course, the season finale against UCLA.The Trojans haven’t been finishing drives with touchdowns as often this season, as the game against Utah revealed. Giving the Trojans a long-distance field goal kicking option changes the way opposing defenses play the Trojans. And though the Trojans should always be pushing for a touchdown, it’s always comforting to have a solid kicker to put three points on the board in the event the offensive line doesn’t hold up.More than ever, it’s become urgent for Heidari to become a reliable source of scoring for the Trojans if USC expects to have any realistic expectation of salvaging the season and, perhaps, capturing the Pac-12 South.The kicker sets the tone for special teams, but in many ways it can set the tone for the rest of the team as well. Heidari’s role on the team is to show poise in situations of immeasurable duress. In an interview with Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register, Heidari himself put it best when he described kicking as: “90 percent mental, 10 percent technique and everything else.”Orgeron sent Heidari an implicit message to “step his game up.” Last Saturday, Heidari demonstrated why people believed he was capable of doing more. Prior to the Trojans’ game against Oregon State, Heidari has made 10 of 16 field goals: that equals his total mark from last year.Time will only tell if he’s able to finish on a higher note and “step his game up.” But like my situation with the Victorian Literature class, something tells me both of us eventually will. “Euno, It’s Saturday…” runs every other Friday. To comment on this story, email Euno at [email protected] or visit dailytrojan.com.last_img read more