Number of patients with Covid-19 in hospital lowest in months

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Irish hospitals have recorded the lowest number of Covid-19 patients on wards since October 9th last year.179 people with the virus are receiving treatment this morning, which is 21 percent lower than last week.Overnight, there were 47 patients with the infectious disease in ICU.There’s expected to be a decision later this week on whether the interval between Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 doses is to be extended.Professor of Immunology at Maynooth University, Paul Moynagh says other parts of the world has shown that method to get more people an initial dose can be beneficial:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Facebook Twitter Previous articleAttack on Strabane teenager described as ‘sickening thuggery’Next articleManagement say LUH is very busy, with pressure on bed availability News Highland Number of patients with Covid-19 in hospital lowest in months Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ By News Highland – April 19, 2021 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

2020 Trout Season Kicks Off Statewide

first_imgRANDOLPH – Regardless of the COVID-19 outbreak, and the social distancing restrictions in place, anglers across New York State hit the streams for the first day of trout season Wednesday.Image by Scott Lux.The State’s Department of Environmental Conservation is encouraging those who are going out to fish, to stay six feet apart from one another and avoid close contact like shaking hands.Furthermore, the DEC suggests avoiding touching surfaces like doorknobs, handrails and playground equipment.“Fishing is good for the mind and body,” said DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos. “While this winter’s mild conditions offered ample opportunities for hardcore or novice trout and salmon anglers to pursue their favorite gamefish on waters open to year-round fishing, springtime remains the main event.” “Water temperatures are rising, causing trout to feed more aggressively, and present a perfect opportunity for anglers,” furthered Seggos. “I encourage all anglers, novice and expert, to get outside and fish, but to act responsibly by practicing social distancing and staying safe.”If you’re fishing from a boat, the DEC says to keep a distance of six feet between your boat and another boat. To limit the spread of the coronavirus, DEC officials are asking that if you’re going to purchase a sporting license, to do so online.In total, 1.68 million brown trout, 424,860 rainbow trout and 156,970 brook trout will be stocked into waterways. Almost 1.6 million lake trout, steelhead, landlocked salmon, splake and coho salmon will also be stocked.Image by Scott Lux.Of the waterways, 307 lakes and ponds and roughly 2,845 miles of streams across the state will also be supplied. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

US Eyes Unmanned Drones For Ocean Smuggler Patrol

first_imgBy Dialogo December 09, 2009 Such equipment should actually serve the purpose of monitoring the borders and hunting down traffickers. Laws related to illegal immigrants should give them the humanity and respect those people deserve. If someone leaves his birthplace to seek another home, an honest living and support, that is worthy of acceptance and respect. To the traffickers: may they bear the harshness of the laws. Well, I think every country has the right to reserve its jobs for the native-born citizens. IF the country the immigrant is going to already faces unemployment problems, and more unqualified workers enter the market place, there will be problems. However, if these people are legal, I don’t see a problem. U.S. Customs and Border Protection took delivery of its first Predator aircraft drone to scan U.S. waters for smugglers. The Predator B is expected to begin testing in early 2010 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Base in Florida and be used in the Caribbean to combat drug trafficking. The plane has an enhanced radar system compared to the Predator B that has been used to combat drug smuggling and movement of illegal immigrants on land borders for four years. CBP operates three drones from Libby Army Airfield in Sierra Vista, Arizona, and two from Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota. Another Predator B for maritime use is expected at Cape Canaveral in January, said CBP spokesman Juan Munoz-Torres. The agency plans to eventually have 12 drones for land patrols and six for maritime patrols. The planes can be disassembled and flown in C-130 cargo planes to other locations but it is unlikely that the first plane will be used in San Diego, Munoz-Torres said. The Southern California seas has been the site of a surge in illegal immigrant smuggling from Mexico. The plane delivered Monday was made by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. in Palmdale, north of Los Angeles, for $13.5 million. Future deliveries are expected to cost $11 million to $12 million.last_img read more

314(b): Beware of oversharing

first_imgUnder section 314(b) of the Patriot Act, credit unions, and other financial institutions, are permitted to share information with one another regarding individuals they suspect may be involved in terrorist or money laundering activities. Those institutions who elect to share information under 314(b) are provided with a safe harbor from liability if they notify FinCEN of their intent to share, verify that the institution with whom it will share information with has also notified FinCEN of its intent to share, use the shared information only for the permissible purposes and have procedures in place to protect the shared information. See, 31 C.F.R. § 1010.540(b).One question that often comes up for 314(b) sharing is what type of information can be shared under the safe harbor. Of course, any information directly related to possible terrorist and money laundering activities may be shared, but what about other types of suspected criminal activities, such as fraud? Information about these types of activities can be shared under the 314(b) safe harbor, but only in certain circumstances. FinCEN guidance in this area can be a bit confusing so it’s helpful to break it down into a few steps to determine when credit unions are permitted to share information about these types of activities: continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

No. 1 seed Syracuse falls to No. 4 seed North Carolina, 16-15, in the ACC tournament

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 28, 2017 at 10:48 pm Contact Charlie: [email protected] | @charliedisturco DURHAM, N.C. — Syracuse is used to these late-game situations. Battling back from a deficit as the game winds down has become a normality for the top-ranked team in the country. SU already defeated North Carolina two weeks ago after trailing by five. But the deficit had never been nine — and never has Syracuse battled back from such a steep hole to win.That held true in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, as No. 1 seed Syracuse (11-2, 4-0 ACC) fell just shy of making its largest comeback in program history. No. 4 seed North Carolina (7-7, 1-3) used a dominant 11-1 first-half run, jumping out to a nine-goal lead and eventually defeating the Orange, 16-15. The Orange’s first loss since Feb. 25 against Army also marks the first time Syracuse will not play in the conference championship since joining the ACC.Syracuse struck first with a Jamie Trimboli left-handed shot. That was Ben Williams’ last faceoff win for the next 21 minutes and 16 seconds. North Carolina slowly picked apart the SU defense after each faceoff win. The offense gelled as a unit and used its transition offense to jump out to an early lead. Ten different Tar Heels contributed a goal in what became an 11-1 run.“The transition game sparked the offense,” UNC head coach Joe Breschi said. “We were getting those early offensive looks, scoring, winning faceoffs, settling down in the six on six and took care of the ball.“We weren’t forcing things — we were looking for the right matchups.”After Trimboli’s goal, the Orange could not find the back of the net for roughly a quarter. The few looks the offense had in transition resulted in turnovers or saves and transition in the opposite direction. SU’s only goal in the UNC first-half run came on a fast break by Peter Dearth — Sergio Salcido forced a turnover, picked up the ground ball and found an open Dearth cutting toward the cage.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We didn’t get a chance to play of lot of offense in the first half,” Syracuse head coach John Desko said, “and they got the early lead.”With Williams losing faceoff after faceoff, Desko decided to make a change. He went with freshman Danny Varello, an otherwise consistent producer at the X in the bits and pieces he has played throughout the season. But even Varello could not figure out UNC’s Stephen Kelly, who won 13 straight after losing the opening faceoff.Kelly’s success at the X led to quick transition goals. Ten seconds after Syracuse’s only goal in the 11-1 run, long pole Jack Lambert picked up the ground ball off a Kelly faceoff win and fired a shot past Evan Molloy. Less than 10 minutes later, Lambert broke out in transition, wound up and fired top shelf.Each faceoff win quickly resulted in long possessions for North Carolina. The team passed the ball around, using its top threats — attacks Chris Cloutier and Luke Goldstock — as well as its younger players, like Tanner Cook, Justin Anderson and Andy Matthews. The Syracuse defense tried sliding to adjust, but that only created holes. Over a handful of times UNC’s passing resulted in an opening and one-on-one with goalie Molloy.“Drawing slides, drawing men and being able top see the whole field,” Cloutier said. “We’re meshing really well right now.”When the SU defense would stick close to the attacks and cut off the passing lanes, UNC worked the ball up to the midfielders, who attacked the short sticks. Early in the game, Michael Tagliaferri scored his first after beating Joe Gillis on a dodge.“We wanted to do to them what they were doing to us,” Desko said. “Start some fast breaks going from defense to offense … Their poles are very good offensive players and to make the shots they made with their poles, we knew that could happen.”Syracuse has had a similar script in most of its games this season. A late comeback, a chaotic ending and a one-goal game normally ending in its favor. But this time, a dreadful first half reversed the script.“It just got away from us in the second quarter,” Desko said. “There wasn’t anything we were really doing well.” Commentslast_img read more

“We are itching to play again” Hearts of Oak’s Nettey declares

first_imgAccra Hearts of Oak midfielder Emmanuel Nettey has admitted that he and his colleagues dearly miss the game of football which doubles as their passion and occupation.Football in Ghana has been suspended since March 15,2020 due to Covid 19 with the Ghana Premier League being the hardest hit.Ghana’s age restricted female national teams have been granted special permission to prepare for qualifiers however, league football has not been extended that privilege.While on punditry duty on Citi fm the versatile midfielder stated that there is a burning desire to return to the pitch.His comments come on the back of the GFA’s tentative plan to resume the league by the second week of October upon consultation with government on the country’s Covid – 19 status.“What we are all praying for is for football to return so we can go back.“No matter the format they are going to use all we are praying for is that football should just come back.“We are itching to play and or fans are itching to watch.“What ever measures the FA have put in place for us we will embrace it,” he disclosed.As part of plans to possibly resume the league in October, the FA is considering a number of formats that will seek to maximize time and resources based on the current circumstances.last_img read more