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

Nussle calls for CU engagement to restore CDFI Fund, CDRLF

first_img continue reading » 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle said CUNA would push to remove language placing NCUA under the appropriations process from the House financial services and general government (FSGG) appropriations bill released Wednesday.Nussle also called for engagement from the entire credit union system to restore the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund and the NCUA’s Community Development Revolving Loan Fund (CDRLF), which saw heavy cuts in the FSGG bill. CUNA has engaged with appropriators in recent weeks to secure full funding for both.The bill cuts the CDFI Fund to $190 million and does not fund the NCUA’s CDRLF for fiscal year 2018, and contains other items of interest to credit unions.“While the regulatory relief provided by the bill is welcome, CUNA continues to have significant concerns about a provision that would move NCUA under the appropriations process, which could blur the independence of NCUA and the credit union system,” Nussle said. “A separate, independent federal regulator and insurer is critically important to the credit union system, and we will work to ensure that the NCUA is not placed under the appropriations process in a final funding bill.last_img read more

What to know about Pittsburgh men’s basketball

first_img Published on January 22, 2020 at 11:41 pm Contact Nick: [email protected] | @nick_a_alvarez Syracuse (12-7, 5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) hosts Pittsburgh (13-6, 4-4) Saturday afternoon in the Carrier Dome. The Orange added a fourth-straight win when they topped Notre Dame on the road Wednesday night. Meanwhile, the Panthers followed up a win over North Carolina with a 74-72 against Boston College.Here’s what to know about Pittsburgh ahead of the matchup.All-time series: Syracuse leads, 71-45Last time they played: The Orange won all three matchups against Pitt a year ago, winning the last meeting on Mar. 13, 73-59, in the first round of the ACC tournament.It marked SU’s first ACC tournament victory of the year, led by a then career-high 20 points from Buddy Boeheim. He hit a trio of threes and added four assists and six rebounds. Elijah Hughes and Frank Howard added 18 points apiece while Jared Wilson-Frame led the Panthers with 24 points. The Orange trailed into the second half and then an 8-0 run by Buddy gave them a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Pittsburgh report: The Panthers are in the second year of its rebuild under head coach Jeff Capel III. The former Duke assistant coach signed a two-year extension in early January and is expected to lead Pitt until the 2026-27 season.Like Syracuse, Pitt has played in several close games this season. After a season-opening win against now-ranked Florida State, Pitt settled at 2-2. Since a near-perfect nonconference slate, Pittsburgh has lost three ACC games by no more than eight points. On Jan. 14, the Panthers forced overtime against now No. 6 Louisville before losing by five. There’s a lack of a steady lead guard on the Pitt roster, as it averages more turnovers per game (12.4) than assists (12.2).The result is a slow-paced offense ranked 295th in possession length in the country per KenPom. They shoot 29.8% from 3 and 46.6% from two-point range, both in the bottom third of Division I. Offensively, Pitt features a wide range of scorers led by Trey McGowens (13.3 points per game) and Xavier Johnson (12.2 ppg). Defensively, Pittsburgh ranks in the top half of the conference in adjusted defensive efficiency per KenPom.In the Panthers last five games, they’ve mainly featured a lineup of Johnson, McGowens, guard Ryan Murphy, forwards Justin Champagnie and Eric Hamilton. Their tallest player, 6-foot-10 center Terrell Brown, is a spot-starter who’s fourth in the ACC in blocks per game (1.9).How Syracuse beats the Panthers: Syracuse’s improved zone is limiting shooters, which should help quell efforts from McGowens, Murphy and Johnson — each of whom post better than a 31% 3-point clip. The Panthers also don’t have a John Mooney-type forward who can operate in the high-post. And when passing is needed to break down the zone in the half court, Pitt’s lacked an elite playmaker all year.On the other end, SU should have no problems getting inside. Pitt deploys a smaller lineup and is averaging fewer rebounds per game than its opponents. Pittsburgh also allows 32.9% of opponent’s 3s to fall, 171st in the country. Look for Syracuse to run the pick-and-roll and create space either for Hughes and Buddy or Marek Dolezaj inside.Stat to know: 12.0 — Pitt’s steal percentage, which ranks 24th in D-I per KenPom and can spark some transition offense if SU mishandles the ball.KenPom odds: Syracuse has a 68% chance to win the game, with a projected final score of 69-63.Player to watch: Xavier Johnson, No. 1, GuardJohnson is the closest thing Pitt has to a playmaker. He leads the team in assists (89), while shooting 38% from 3. He’s also shown a propensity to get to the free throw line. Like Boston College did, Pitt may put the 6-foot-3 Johnson in the high-post to break down the Orange zone. He’ll also be key in capitalizing on any fastbreak chances. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Sokratis Kokkalis – Intralot governance eyeing US & Turkey opportunities

first_img Submit Athens-listed lottery and gambling systems provider Intralot SA has set out its mandate for continued international expansion following the firm’s annual general meeting.Detailing expansion beyond its home market of Greece, company Chairman Sokratis Kokkalis has pointed to the continued US market expansion where Intralot currently services 12 states with 600 employees.Furthermore, Kokkalis detailed to investors the firm’s positive progress within cash generating Turkey where Intralot operates a sports betting enterprise with telecoms giant Turkcell.Seeking further Turkish expansion Intralot governance are closely monitoring the upcoming tender for the privatization of the National Lottery Milli Piyango and Turkish state-owned racing operator Horse Racing Club.Kokkalis backs Intralot’s strategy, which has seen the company enter 32 countries to date. The Chairman further acknowledges that the firm is now reaping the rewards of its ‘business transformation’, improving the firm’s operational capabilities and technology infrastructure.Updating investors, Kokkalis details that the firm is in a stable position to finance its global footprint, as Intralot governance refinanced its €325 million Senior Notes, due 2018, with a €250 million bond, due 2021, with significantly improved terms.In parallel negotiation, Intralot governance further negotiated its €200 million revolving credit facility extended to 2019, increasing its commitment lines by €40 million. Intralot strengthens U*BET offering with virtual sports addition August 6, 2020 GVC responds to ‘press speculation’ on former Turkish business   July 30, 2020 Related Articles Share Intralot accelerates Nederlandse Loterij retail transformation July 29, 2020 StumbleUpon Sharelast_img read more