Covid-19 in two Limerick childcare centres

first_imgDesigned by FreepikIT has been reported that two cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Limerick childcare centre.In total, 19 cases of Covid-19 have been notified to authorities across Ireland.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up According to, the childcare centres close temporarily but some have since reopened.Early Childhood Ireland is asking for fast track testing in childcare centres to prevent the spread of cases. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter LimerickNewsCovid-19 in two Limerick childcare centresBy Staff Reporter – August 28, 2020 8047 Email Advertisement Previous articleSingle-Use Plastic Hotspots in Limerick City and CountyNext articleLimerick Post Show | August 28, 2020 Staff Reporter center_img Linkedin Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSCoronaviruscovid19Keeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

LL.B Admission: Kerala HC Issues Notice On Plea Seeking Relaxation Of Minimum Qualifying Marks For Persons With Disabilities

first_imgNews UpdatesLL.B Admission: Kerala HC Issues Notice On Plea Seeking Relaxation Of Minimum Qualifying Marks For Persons With Disabilities LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK1 Oct 2020 1:10 AMShare This – xThe High Court of Kerala on Wednesday issued notice on a writ petition seeking relaxation of the requirement of 45% minimum qualifying marks for admission to three-year LL.B for persons with disabilities.The petition filed by Madhu. V and Bindhu K.A – who suffer from 50% loco motor disabiltiy on account of polio – challenges Rule 7 of the Rules for Legal Education, 2008 framed by the BCI…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe High Court of Kerala on Wednesday issued notice on a writ petition seeking relaxation of the requirement of 45% minimum qualifying marks for admission to three-year LL.B for persons with disabilities.The petition filed by Madhu. V and Bindhu K.A – who suffer from 50% loco motor disabiltiy on account of polio – challenges Rule 7 of the Rules for Legal Education, 2008 framed by the BCI which stipulates that a candidate should have a minimum of 45% marks in the graduate course.The petitioners, who have passed B.Com and B.A English courses respectively with 38% marks, argue that insistence on 45% marks for differently-abled persons, over and above the minimum pass mark of 35%, is arbitrary and unreasonable.The petitioners further cite the provisions of the Right of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 to contend that they are entitled to relaxations in the minimum qualifying marks. Section 3 of the Act state that no person with disability shall be discriminated on the ground of disability, The petitioners’ lawyers, Advocates S K Adithyan and Keerthi S Jyothi, argued that the non-relaxation of the minimum qualifying marks for persons with disabilities amounted to denial of equal opportunities for them on the ground of disability.For admission to three-year LL.B course in law colleges, whether you are differently-abled or not a person, needs to have minimum of 45% marks in General Category and 40% marks for SC/ST candidates in their degree/graduation course. A person with disability is not given any separate minimum marks for qualification to LL.B degree, the petition points out.The petition seeks a declaration that insisting on 45% marks for physically disabled candidates than bare minimum pass marks in qualifying examination i.e. 35% for admission to LL.B(3 year) Course in Ext.P6 violates article 14, 19 & 21 of the Constitution of India and also the statutory mandate under Section 3 of the Right of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Parts of West Donegal remain without power this morning

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook By News Highland – September 20, 2018 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Google+ Parts of West Donegal remain without power this morning Google+ Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebookcenter_img Previous articlePeople urged to have say on regenerating Sion MillsNext articleShiels feels Derry deserved more in Bohs cup loss News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Almost 40 thousand homes, farms and businesses are still without power this morning following Storm Ali.A significant number of people remain without power in the West Donegal area with ESB crews saying they are working to restore power this morning.It hit Ireland yesterday, leaving two people dead in separate incidents in Galway and south Armagh.Another weather warning comes into effect this morning – the yellow rain warning is in place for 7 counties in the south east including Carlow, Kilkenny, Cork and Waterford.The ESB’s Senan Colleran is urging people to be careful near fallen lines:>* Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Gardai seeking information about dangerous driving incident

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest Twitter Gardai seeking information about dangerous driving incident Gardaí in Buncrana are seeking information about a dangerous driving incident in Ballyliffin.The incident occured on Friday the 18th of October on the R238, just outside the Ballyliffin Hotel at 8:25pm.Pedestrians were crossing the road when a dark-coloured saloon car came towards them at a high speed, and had to go onto the wrong side of the road to avoid them.According to the pedestrians, the car missed them by a matter of inches, and they were left unhurt but badly shaken.If anyone witnessed the incident or can provide any other information in relation to the car in question, they can contact Gardaí at Buncrana Garda Station on 074 93 20540.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+center_img Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Previous articleGardai investigating Rathmullan car trailer theftNext articleMore Garda personnel needed to tackle drugs in Donegal -GRA News Highland Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – October 29, 2019 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more

Parts of California on fire while record snow expected in the Dakotas

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — At least 9 fires are burning this morning in California, 5 of which are burning in southern California as gusty offshore winds continue.Some of the highest wind gusts overnight have been up to 72 mph in San Bernardino County and up to 60 mph in Los Angeles county.Numerous Red Flag Warnings continue in the West including Nevada, Arizona and California with high wind warnings for the Los Angeles metro area.There is Extreme Fire Danger that was issued by the NOAA for southern California from Los Angeles down to San Diego through this morning and into this afternoon.Winds this morning and into early afternoon could gust up to 75 mph in southern California with humidity falling to less than 5% in some areas.Lighter winds are forecast for Friday night and into Saturday but humidity will stay very low throughout the day.Elsewhere, up to 2 feet of snow fell in Montana and up to 15 inches in Colorado making roads treacherous for millions.Denver fell 72 degrees since Wednesday afternoon when the area was in the 80’s and now the temp is 11 degrees and wind chill is 1 degree below zero. This is one of the biggest temperature plunge in recorded history!A Blizzard Warning has also been issued for North Dakota with Winter weather alerts for South Dakota and Minnesota. A combination of winds up to 50 mph and feet of snow could create near zero visibility and shut down interstates such as I-90, I94 and I-29.This will be a historic October snowstorm for the Dakotas with some areas possibly seeing close to 3 feet, especially in eastern North Dakota.Behind this storm, however, the coldest air of the season will arrive into the Midwest and the South, with Freeze Warnings from Texas to Wisconsin.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Robotic design and production as easy as 1-2-3

first_imgAn ambitious new project to reinvent how robots are designed and produced is being funded by a $10-million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).A team of researchers from MIT, Harvard, and the University of Pennsylvania aims to develop a desktop technology that would make it possible for the average person to design, customize, and print a specialized robot in a matter of hours.The 5-year project, called “An Expedition in Computing for Compiling Printable Programmable Machines,” is funded as part of the NSF’s “Expeditions in Computing” program.“This research envisions a whole new way of thinking about the design and manufacturing of robots, and could have a profound impact on society,” said Daniela Rus, leader of the project and a principal investigator at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL). “We believe that it has the potential to transform manufacturing and to democratize access to robots.”Robert Wood, associate professor of electrical engineering at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), will serve as a co-investigator for the project.“This project aims to dramatically reduce the development time for a variety of useful robots, opening the doors to potential applications in manufacturing, education, personalized healthcare, and even disaster relief,” said Wood. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Harvard School of Public Health honors Elton John for AIDS work

first_imgHarvard School of Public Health announced today that Sir Elton John will receive the Harvard School of Public Health AIDS Initiative Leadership Award on October 15. The award is presented to individuals who have exhibited extraordinary vision, leadership, and courage in the worldwide struggle against AIDS. Past recipients include tennis legend Arthur Ashe, Diana, Princess of Wales, President Festus Mogae of Botswana, and President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria.Since the creation of the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) in 1992, John has spoken out against stigma, advocating for the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS, especially those on the margins of society. Together with its sister organization in the U.K., EJAF has raised more than $300 million over the past two decades to combat stigma, prevent infections, provide treatment and services, and motivate governments to end AIDS.John will receive the award at the EJAF fall gala, “An Enduring Vision: A Benefit for the Elton John AIDS Foundation,” on October 15 in New York City.The Harvard School of Public Health AIDS Initiative (HAI) is dedicated to research and education to end the AIDS epidemic in Africa and developing countries. For more than two decades, HAI has been at the forefront of HIV/AIDS laboratory research, clinical trials, education and leadership. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Berkman Klein Center announces open call for Fellowship applications

first_imgThe Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is now accepting fellowship applications for the 2017–2018 academic year through our annual open call. This opportunity is for those who wish to spend 2017–2018 in residence in Cambridge, Mass., as part of the Center’s vibrant community of research and practice, and who seek to engage in collaborative, cross-disciplinary, and cross-sectoral exploration of some of the Internet’s most important and compelling issues.Applications will be accepted until Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.We invite applications from people working on a broad range of opportunities and challenges related to Internet and society, which may overlap with ongoing work at the Berkman Klein Center and may expose our community to new opportunities and approaches. We encourage applications from scholars, practitioners, innovators, engineers, artists, and others committed to understanding and advancing the public interest who come from — and have interest in — countries industrialized or developing, with ideas, projects, or activities in all phases on a spectrum from incubation to reflection.Through this annual open call, we seek to advance our collective work and give it new direction, and to deepen and broaden our networked community across backgrounds, disciplines, cultures, and home bases. We welcome you to read more about the program below, and to consider joining us as a fellow! Read Full Storylast_img read more

The Hamilton Mixtape is Number One on the Billboard Charts

first_img Hamilton Everyone wants to be in the room where it happens! The Hamilton Mixtape has debuted at number one on the Billboard chart, shifting 187,000 copies in the first week of its release. The original cast recording of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning tuner peaked in the chart’s third spot and is 2016’s fifth highest-selling album.Highlights on the Mixtape, which was released on December 2, include Sia, featuring Miguel and Queen Latifah, on “Satisfied,” Usher singing “Wait For It,”  Ashanti and Ja Rule on “Helpless” and Kelly Clarkson on “It’s Quiet Uptown.”Hamilton, as you already know by now, is playing at Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre and features Javier Muñoz as Alexander Hamilton (with Michael Luwoye stepping in for select performances), Brandon Victor Dixon as Aaron Burr, Lexi Lawson as Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, Mandy Gonzalez as Angelica Schuyler, Seth Stewart as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson, Nicholas Christopher as George Washington and Rory O’Malley as King George. ‘Hamilton Mixtape’ Related Showscenter_img View Comments from $149.00last_img read more

From Rails to Trails: 5 Biking Spots in Virginia to Try Out This Summer

first_imgWith kids free for the summer and vacation time itching to be used, it may be time to take your old bike in for a tune up and hit the trails. Here are a few tried and true spots throughout the Virginia that are perfect for a weekend solo or group trip. The trails don’t require a high skill level in mountain biking and are great for plenty of scenic photo ops along the way.The Virginia Creeper Trail stretches 35 miles, descending from Abington to Damascus and ascending from Damascus to Whitetop along streams, trails, and rails. Many who bike the entire 35 miles will descend from one direction to the midpoint of Damascus, then be transported to the top of the other direction to end up descending to Damascus. What makes this trail great is the flexibility, you can decide to bike certain sections and lengths of the trail based on the length of your desired trip and how the experience is going. If you decide to bike half the trail one day, you may love it and want to complete the other half the following day or later during the weekend. The trail’s beauty is unparalleled any time of the year with numerous trestle bridges that allow you to traverse over and beside the running waters of the Whitetop Laurel River. For those without a bike, Damascus is a hub of bike rentals, small shops, and a few food options for the convenience of the many visiting tourists throughout the year.The New River Trail is another flat biking route within the Virginia mountains that runs along the New River. Ideal for those after a leisurely pedal through the country, the trail’s gentle terrain falls within the New River Trail State Park, designated as an official National Recreation Trail by the U. S. Department of the Interior. The route is level and makes for an easy ride as you go through two tunnels, three major bridges, and 30 smaller bridges and trestles throughout the full 39 miles. Sights along the trail include the rushing river, lush pastoral scenery, and Christmas tree farms. This trail passes through four different counties and offers much more than bicycling along the way. Recreational favorites such as camping, hiking, horseback riding, swimming, paddling, and fishing are all within reach in this gorgeous section of Virginia’s backcountry.The High Bridge Trail lives up to its name with a 2,400 foot long bridge that rests 160 feet above the Appomattox River as its trademark. The trail was originally part of the South Side Railroad, with the iconic bridge being built in 1853. The trail gives riders and hikers alike the opportunity to stroll through smaller communities all while enjoying an easy, level ride. The trail now spans 31 miles and boasts the longest recreational bridge in Virginia. With several restroom and picnic locations, the trail is open from dusk to dawn for outdoor enthusiasts to have a full day of biking through the scenic twists and turns of central Virginia.The Tobacco Heritage Trail is symbolic of not only outdoor recreation, but also of ambition as it aims to link five counties in Southern Virginia. The motivation behind the still active expansion of the trail is to boost transportation, tourism and economic development in an area that is known for being rural, yet historic. While there are continued efforts and construction projects aimed to expand and improve the trail, all sections are currently open, making the trail’s 22 miles fair game for all. Unlike many other commercialized trails, the Tobacco Heritage Trail does not require a parking fee.The Washington & Old Dominion Trail is within its own Railroad Regional Park that provides a 45 mile path where the former Washington & Old Dominion Railroad was located. This trail, like many others has a high flexibility option as it allows cyclists to pop on and off of the trail in many locations throughout the journey. The biking trail is paved and used for transit as well as recreational use. Some bikers find themselves on the trail daily as it provides a way to commute to and from a town without concern of traffic, gas prices, and the hustle and bustle that can only be escaped through outdoor immersion.If one of your goals is to get outside more this summer, add some of these trails to your list of places to visit. They are scenic, relaxing, and tame adventures to tackle the next time you find yourself with a desire to explore the trails of Virginia.last_img read more