first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR First Irish death from Coronavirus Linkedin NewsHealthLimerick to benefit from air ambulance serviceBy Editor – November 11, 2016 1076 Facebook Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Twitter Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Previous articleGAA – Two Limerick sides remainNext articleThe Lions Barber Collective goes Stateside with #barbertalk Editor John Kearney (left), co-founder of Irish Community Air Ambulance with medical and flight crew at Cork Airport.Photo: Michael Mac SweeneyA new initiative that has the ability to save countless lives in its first 12 months of service has been announced.Based out of Cork Airport and serving Limerick and the main towns in Munster, Irish Community Air Ambulance will provide a vital lifesaving service , offering fast access to advanced clinical interventions at the roadside by highly trained pre-hospital emergency care physicians.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Irish Community Air Ambulance service will mirror successful models across the United Kingdom and other countries where geographically challenging terrain warrants an air ambulance.It is hoped that more than €1 million can be raised to launch the service from late Spring 2017. Irish Community Air Ambulance will complement the existing emergency services and the current Athlone based Emergency Aeromedical Service operated by the National Ambulance Service in partnership with the Irish Air Corps.It has been proven that early access to world class critical care and pre hospital emergency medicine administered by trained, experienced and equipped medical personnel can save lives. The air ambulance service will offer gold standard care commencing at the roadside and continuing while on route to definitive care in hospital.Co-founder John Kearney said “People are dying unnecessarily due to the time it takes to receive critical care.  This service will be built on the already successful model of Ireland’s Rapid Response Service which has been in existence since 2009 and uses volunteer doctors for pre-hospital emergencies.“There are currently five level four clinicians and more than 100 GPs with the Rapid Response Service who have saved countless lives and improved care in its seven years. The launch of a community air ambulance service is the next step bringing better response times with permanent on-duty doctors who will have the ability to bring advanced skills to acutely ill and injured people throughout its catchment area,” Mr Kearney explained.“It will offer a mobile intensive care unit by air which will allow us to safely transport patients faster to a major hospital, saving time and lives. This is a service for Munster so we need the support of the people of Munster to donate, fundraise or volunteer.“We need to raise € 1million to take off and € 2million every year thereafter which is a huge ask but in our view achievable.  Communities in Cork have sustained our land based Rapid Response doctors, now we’re calling on the people of Limerick and  the rest of Munster to support an Air Ambulance. Just €2 per person per year in our Province will do it!”, he said. The air ambulance will travel to every town in Munster over the next six months in a bid to raise much needed funds. People are being encouraged to log on to www.communityairambulance.ie to pledge or host community fundraising events to get lift-off.By texting the word “FLIGHT” to 50300 people can easily pledge €4 to the cause.center_img Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL TAGSCork AirportfeaturedhelicopterIrish Air CorpsIrish community air ambulanceJohn KearneylimerickNational Ambulance Service Print No vaccines in Limerick yet Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Advertisement Email WhatsApplast_img read more


first_img Authorities September 29, 2017 View post tag: Janus View post tag: NATO View post tag: Submarine rescue Taking part in the submarine escape and rescue exercise Dynamic Monarch for the first time, NATO’s Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) supported the exercise using a new digital underwater acoustic communications capability providing more effective command and control to escape and rescue operations.After 10 years of development by CMRE and partners, with support from the NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT), the first ever standard for digital underwater communications was established in March 2014.It’s called Janus and is known in formal terms as STANAG4748. Adopted globally, Janus can make military and civilian, NATO and non-NATO devices interoperable, providing them all with a common language with which to communicate and arrange to cooperate.The prospect of employing Janus for submarine rescue operations is very attractive. Currently, communications during rescue operations are performed solely with the analogue underwater telephones and the usage of the phonetic codes alpha to zulu.This has the clear problem of needing an operator (that may be required for other equally critical tasks) to handle the communications on the submarine side.Stress and language phonetic biases may also play a role in the success of the data exchange. By employing Janus for rescue communications, the operator requirement can be removed with automated systems transmitting critical data, and human factors may be removed altogether.Such operator-dependent factors play an important role in the ability to properly decode analogue underwater telephone communications.Throughout the exercise CMRE worked closely with Spanish Navy submarine ESPS Tramontana, the NATO Submarine Rescue System, ITS Anteo (Italian Navy) and TCG Inebolu and Alemdar (Turkish Navy).center_img NATO’s underwater communication tool debuts at submarine rescue drill Back to overview,Home naval-today NATO’s underwater communication tool debuts at submarine rescue drill View post tag: Dynamic Monarch Share this articlelast_img read more


first_imgShould County Taxes Be Increased To Renovate Jail?By Bryan FoxMost citizens, by and large, will oppose any kind of a tax imposed on them. However their are some  exceptions that benefit education, roads, law enforcement safety, etc.  Recently, a bill was quietly introduced in the Indiana State House that would give Vanderburgh County the option of raising the income tax on its residents by 1.25% This bill,  pushed by the County Commissioners, would bypass the Evansville City Council completely and give the County Council the final decision making authority to approve this increase if the bill was ever to become law.CCO attempted to reach out to all three County Commissioners. Of the three Commissioners, Cheryl Musgrave, Bruce Ungethem, and Ben Shoulders, only Shoulders responded to CCO directly.  Shoulders, the only democrat of the three Commissioners says, “Jail overcrowding is a serious issue, and we are working together as Commissioners, and as a community, to explore EVERY option possible in order to uncover the necessary funding.” Shoulders also went onto say he would “ask for the same opportunity given to previous administrations in order to carefully evaluate all options, discuss with my constituents and dive deep into any and all financial resources possible before committing to any type of local tax increase.” What Shoulders is essentially saying is raising the income tax wouldn’t be the first option but it would be an option.The other Commissioners, Musgrave and Ungethem, had a Indy Public Relations firm respond to CCO on their behalf. According to this firm, the County Commissioners are responsible for the upkeep of the county jail and basically reiterated what Commissioner Shoulders said about only having the tax increase as an option. We are puzzled why Ungetheim and Musgrave needed a Public Relations firm from Indy to answer our question about the jail and Mr. Shoulders didn’t.The one huge government entity left out of this equation is the Evansville City Council.  This bill was written by State Senator Veneta Becker and filed with the Indiana State Legislature Ways and Means committee by State Rep Hollie Sullivan.  When members of the Evansville City Council found out that a bill was written and filed without their knowledge they vehemently opposed it.Responding to CCO, 5th Ward Councilmen Justin Elpers says, “Any decisions to raising LIT should be shared between city/county reps not solely by county.” If there was any better argument to support city/county consolidation, which the county voted against in the 2012 election, that would be it. Considering that roughly 70% of county residents live within the city limits, having both city and county reps making tax decisions seems like a good option to CCO.Musgrave’s and Ungetheim’s Indy Public Relations firm did provide CCO with a list of 16 other Indiana counties that also has this option of raising the income tax to support jail funding. Of these 16 counties, with the exception of Elhart and Monroe, all of them are rural counties where the cost of living is cheaper. None of the 16 counties are even close to Vanderburgh County. population wise. Of course the overall crime rate in Vanderburgh County is by far larger then the other rural counties.With public employees Healthcare premiums on the rise, the Evansville sewer and water rates going up, increase in property because of the 2% reduction the Homestead Tax Credit passed by City Council, State of Indiana gas tax increasing this coming year and increases in City/County fees and permits will cause Vanderburgh County taxpayers to bulk at anymore taxes leveled on them.its time that Evansville City Council, County Commission and County Council stop playing political games concerning the possible funding for the renovation plans for the Vanderburgh County jail? …its time for members of all three elected bodies to sit down like reasonable adults and address the overcrowding and understaff issues concerning the jail and to come up with reasonable solutions to how to correct the problems? …if they agree that building an addition to the jail is the answer then they should build the jail for future needs and not for the current needs?FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more


first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Carl Paladino (Photo credit: Hannonjd Director of New Media, Paladino For The People)Upstate New York Republican Carl Paladino, a former gubernatorial candidate, ignited a firestorm of criticism Friday for “racist” and “reprehensible” remarks including his wish that President Obama “catch mad cow disease” and “dies” and First Lady Michelle Obama “return to being a male and let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe.”The racially insensitive comments from Paladino, who supported President-elect Donald Trump during the presidential campaign, came in response to four questions posed by Artvoice, a Buffalo alt-weekly, for an article related to the new year titled, “What do we want for 2017?”In response to the paper’s first question—“What would you like most to happen in 2017?”—Paladino said: “Obama catches mad cow disease after being caught having relations with a Herford. He dies before his trial and is buried in a cow pasture next to Valerie Jarret, who died weeks prior, after being convicted of sedition and treason, when a Jihady cell mate mistook her for being a nice person and decapitated her.”Asked who’d he’d like to “go away” next year, Paladino responded, “Michele Obama.”“I’d like her to return to being a male and let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe where she lives comfortably in a cave with Maxie, the gorilla,” he added.The comments garnered swift condemnation from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, his former 2010 gubernatorial race rival.“Carl Paladino, a Republican Party official from Western New York, made racist, ugly and reprehensible remarks about President Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama,” Cuomo said in a statement.“Paladino has a long history of racist and incendiary comments,” he added. “While most New Yorkers know Mr. Paladino is not to be taken seriously, as his erratic behavior defies any rational analysis and he has no credibility, his words are still jarring. His remarks do not reflect the sentiments or opinions of any real New Yorker and he has embarrassed the good people of the state with his latest hate-filled rage.”Paladino’s comments also drew a rebuke from the president-elect’s transition team, calling the remarks “absolutely reprehensible.”The county executive of Erie County said Paladino should resign from his position on the Buffalo School Board, as did hundreds of people who signed an online petition calling for Paladino’s resignation.“Carl Paladino has proven himself time again with disgusting comments to be a racist,” stated the Change.org petition, which had more than 2,100 signatories just hours after it was created.Paladino released an unapologetic statement in which he criticized President Obama for diminishing the military’s might and questioning First Lady Michelle Obama’s patriotism.“And yes,” he closed, “it’s about a little deprecating humor which Americans lost for a long time. Merry Christmas and tough luck if you don’t like my answer.”last_img read more


first_imgWith New York State giving the go ahead, he’s ready for some boozy new desserts, like a possible Jack Daniels and Coke float. “I think the variety in our our shop is certainly soemthing our customers are interested in,” Vail said. “If this is something they want, then we will offer it.” Outside of the float, Vail said he’s been experimenting with some wine when it comes to flavor creation, and is open to teaming up with wineries and breweries in the area. On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed new legislation which now allows vendors to sell ice cream and frozen treats made with alcohol. Owner Fritz Vail said he’s been to seminars, and has heard from colleagues in the cold treat industry about consumer demand. And while there may be some restrictions on how much alcohol, Sugar Lips is ready to get creative. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — Ice cream is usually a sweet treat for all ages. But soon, Sugar Lips could be offering a tasty concoction for adults only. However, Vail emphasized that even before news of the frozen beverages came out, Sugar Lips’s creativity was attracting locals. “We would love to work with some wineries and craft beer distributors and see what we can do,” he saidlast_img read more


first_imgBibby Marine, a Bibby Line Group company, has appointed Helen Samuels as its new chief executive officer.Samuels will join the Group in January 2020 from Network Rail, where she currently holds the position of engineering director.Prior to this Samuels worked as engineering director for United Utilities, and also held a series of senior positions at Halcrow/CH2MHill (now Jacobs) including operations director, global director and managing director.Bibby Marine is the holding company for Bibby Maritime, Bibby Marine Services and Bibby HydroMap.Helen Samuels said: “I am passionate about growth in the sectors in which we operate and with which we are associated. I am very much looking forward to meeting and working with colleagues across the Marine businesses as well as the rest of the Group.”John Cresswell, Bibby Line Group CEO, said: “We are delighted to attract a leader of Helen’s calibre to Bibby; her passion for delivering for customers and her career experience make Helen ideal for this role, and I am looking forward to her leading our marine businesses in their next phase of development.”last_img read more


first_imgThey sit a point behind leaders Bayern Munich, who play strugglers Cologne away on Sunday.Dortmund dominated a limited Frankfurt team, who looked a shadow of the side which hammered Bayern 5-1 last November and beat Leipzig 2-0 last month.Frankfurt could only come up with one shot on goal, compared to Dortmund’s 17 at Signal Iduna Park.After goals by Lukasz Piszczek and Jadon Sancho, Haaland again showed some clinical finishing to smash home a second-half pass and continue his phenomenal tally before Raphael Guerreiro added a late fourth.The 19-year-old Haaland, who scored 28 goals in 22 games this season for Salzburg before Dortmund paid 20 million euros ($22 million) for him, now has eight goals in five league games, plus one in the 3-2 German Cup defeat to Werder Bremen.The teen was replaced 12 minutes from time and came off to a standing ovation from the 81,000 crowd.This was Dortmund’s first win in three games after the cup defeat to Bremen and last Saturday’s 4-3 defeat at Leverkusen when they leaked two goals in the dying stages.“Keeping them to nil was very important,” admitted Dortmund defender Mats Hummels. “We didn’t allow them many chances, but that wasn’t just down to the defence, it was the whole team.”After Guerreiro hit the post with a free-kick for Dortmund early on, the hosts took the lead through right-back Piszczek.The Poland international, stand-in captain with Marco Reus sidelined by a leg injury, cracked a long-range goal off his left foot on 33 minutes.Sancho and Haaland, both 19, then put the result beyond doubt with two goals inside four minutes after the break.England winger Sancho showed his class when a long pass by Axel Witsel found him on the left wing.He powered into the box before tucking his shot past Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp on 50 minutes. Dortmund were impressive ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League last 16, first-leg, clash at home to Paris Saint-Germain, coached by ex-Borussia boss Thomas Tuchel, and this convincing win lifted them to second in the Bundesliga. Loading… Norwegian teen striker Erling Braut Haaland took his tally to nine goals in six games for Borussia Dortmund after netting again in Friday’s 4-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt.Advertisement Read Also: Bundesliga: Dortmund look to Haaland to help reboot title bidSancho was then involved in Haaland’s goal when he fed Achraf Hakimi and the right winger provided the final pass which the Norwegian teen converted on 54 minutes.It became a rout when Hakimi tried to pass back for Haaland, who could not control the ball.The Frankfurt’s defence cleared the danger, but the ball went only as far as Guerreiro, who hit the bottom corner on 74 minutes.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs8 Most Beautiful Modern Chinese ActressesTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging8 Best Movies On Amazon Prime Video To Stream Right NowA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocketlast_img read more


first_img Share Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Share UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Submit More scrutiny is being placed on the UK’s white label operation framework after the Gambling Commission revealed that it has initiated a review into FSB Technology over one of its licensees – Blackbet.co.uk.The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) said it has instigated the review of FSB’s licence under section 116 of the Gambling Act, which authorises it to take such action if it:Suspects that conditions of a licence have been or are being breachedBelieves that the licence holder or any person connected with the licensed activities has been convicted of a relevant offence in Great Britain or abroad’For any reason suspects that the licence holder may be unsuitable to perform the licensed activities’The regulator clarified that FSB had “voluntarily suspended activities on its Blackbet website” but that this suspension “will not prevent the operator paying out customers”.It is the second white label issue that FSB has experienced this month. The voluntary Blackbet suspension comes shortly after FSB said it was reviewing its relationship with European operator 1xBet after a probe by The Sunday Times saw the UKGC step in. The investigation allegedly uncovered wagering opportunities on children’s sports and illegal websites used for advertising.David McDowell, CEO at FSB, provided the following response: “The UKGC has recently expressed concerns over the levels of due diligence performed on a small number of our white label partners. These partners and FSB are now fully cooperating with the UKGC, and we anticipate comprehensive resolution of those concerns in short order. This process is isolated to a nominal amount of white label licences only, and no further impact or site-suspension is expected.“As a trusted and proven supplier, FSB puts probity at the cornerstone of everything we do, operating in regulated jurisdictions as a matter of policy. Furthermore, we take our social and regulatory responsibilities to our customers and the wider public extremely seriously. Therefore, we will continue to act in good and transparent faith with the UKGC to protect all customer interests and funds, and honour the settlement of any unsettled bets.”However, the action is only likely to increase calls for more stringent rules over the white label structure allowed under the Gambling Act, with Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson one of the biggest advocates for a wholesale review of the format. Watson has already proposed that all white label operators should have to reapply for a full licence to ensure they are up to regulatory standards.Writing in The House magazine in June, Watson said: “Recent figures show that some of these white labels donated only £50 last year to GambleAware, the UK’s main commissioner of research, education and treatment services in reducing gambling-related harm. It is obvious to anyone that the system is in a mess.“I believe that a UK gambling licence should be a hallmark of credibility and trust. It should not be seen as a platform for overseas operators to use the reputation of British sport as a marketing tool for their own domestic audience, whereby the benefits of the UK market are enjoyed, but nothing is given back to address the harm that is caused. That is why I am calling for a full review of all remote gambling licences that have been issued since 2014, when changes to the legislation came into effect.“A review of this kind would mean a total overhaul of our current register of online gambling licences. It would mean that licence-holders have to reapply for the privilege of operating in the British market. If they fail to demonstrate corporate responsibility or adequate measures to prevent harm, these operators should face what I call the ultimate sanction: not just a fine, but the revocation of their licence.”Given the enhanced spotlight now being placed on white label operations, it is perhaps not surprising that the Gambling Commission is also being seen as taking a greater interest in that area of business.last_img read more