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 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMarcus Millo/iStock(PARIS) — U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe took home yet another award, winning the Women’s Ballon d’Or as soccer’s women player of the year.Rapinoe, 34, was not present in Paris to accept the award Monday. She instead delivered a recorded message, calling the win “incredible” and saying, “I can’t believe I’m the one winning in this field.”The World Cup-winning soccer star also took to Instagram to share a powerful message about being part of a team, one that goes beyond even her fellow players on the field.“The TEAM shook the world, and continues to. Yes the 23 players on the field, yes the coaching staff, and extended staff for the team, but the TEAM I’m talking about goes far beyond those who are lucky enough to wear the crest,” Rapinoe wrote. “The TEAM is our family, friends, girlfriends and boyfriends, wives and husbands.”“The TEAM is the thousands of fans who cheered for a team that asked them to care more about just the game of soccer, more than just themselves, more than just people who looked like them, more than just winning,” she wrote. “For that, I am forever grateful. I think this World Cup win, and all the subsequent wins, both personal and team, feel so special because for the first time in a long time, it feels like WE ALL WON.”“And while I am truly honored to win @francefootball Ballon D’Or, I’d like to accept this on behalf of us ALL. WE DESERVE THIS,” Rapinoe concluded, adding a special thanks to her family, including her longtime girlfriend WNBA star Sue Bird.Rapinoe co-captained the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) that won their second consecutive and fourth overall World Cup title this summer.She was named Best FIFA Women’s Player 2019 in September and earned the World Cup’s Golden Boot as the tournament’s top scorer and the Golden Ball as the top player.Rapinoe also stood out this past year for her role in high-profile issues that played out off the field.She was a leader in the U.S. team’s fight for equal pay from the U.S. Soccer Federation, telling “Good Morning America” in August, “We won’t accept anything less than equal pay. We show up for a game, if we win the game if we lose the game if we tie the game, we want to be paid equally, period.”Rapinoe also took on President Donald Trump, saying she wouldn’t visit the “[expletive] White House” if the U.S. won the World Cup. Her comments prompted Trump to write about her on Twitter, tweeting, “Megan should win first before she talks!”Shortly after that tweet, Rapinoe and the U.S. women won the World Cup, and did not visit the White House.Rapinoe, who went viral during the World Cup with a confidence-invoking pose, also scored a book deal this year to write about her life and her activism.She used her acceptance speech at the Best FIFA Football Awards 2019 in Milan as a call to action to her fellow pro soccer players.“We have a unique opportunity in football different to any other sport in the world to use this beautiful game to actually change the world for better,” she said. “That’s my charge to everyone.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund December 3, 2019 /Sports News – National ‘We Deserve This’: Megan Rapinoe named top women’s soccer player of 2019center_img Written bylast_img read more


first_imgThe process of organoleptic evaluation of wine is decentralized by wine-growing regions – evaluation at the regional level, regional organizations propose evaluators from their own area, so, for example, wine from Pelješac will not be evaluated by licensed sensors from Kutjevo. The Croatian Center for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (through the Institute of Viticulture, Enology and Oil Production) will provide the necessary infrastructure for wine evaluation and guarantee the anonymity of samples. Increased control over the production and trade of grapes and wine has been ensured – it works protection of producers and consumers, clear competencies in control, rights and obligations of users are established, which along with the planned strengthening of human resources in the field of control provides a necessary precondition for better control of production and trade of grapes and wine in order to combat the gray market. At today’s session, the Government of the Republic of Croatia adopted the Draft Proposal of the Law on Wine, which was prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture in cooperation with producers from the wine and viticulture sector. With the new law on wine, we adopt the legal framework for the production of grapes and wine, the sale of wine in market-transparent conditions, we strengthen the role of wine associations and we improve the marketing of wine.  “The new law on wine envisages decentralization of wine evaluation, greater control on the ground and contributes to an administrative burden of 33% compared to existing regulations.We have also provided our winemakers with non-refundable financial assistance for the establishment of new vineyards, investments in wineries and wine promotion, and prepared a new National Program for Assistance to the Wine Sector from 2019-2023. with HRK 83 million in support per year”Said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture Tomislav Tolusic.The draft proposal of the Wine Act regulates the legal framework and implementation of five EU Regulations in the field of production, trade and protection of labels in the field of wine, as well as the competent authorities for implementing this law, geographical areas of grape growing, grape varieties, oenological procedures and practices , vineyard register, pre – marketing quality system, system of protected wine labels, production of fruit wines and supervision and control of production and trade.In addition, the new law introduces new elements into the wine and viticulture system: All fees for controls on the placing on the market of wine are abolished, and thus HRK 12 million is returned to the wine sector for marketing activities.  Record stamps are abolished, which were mandatory before the wine was placed on the market, and the marketing labeling of wine is established through four new wine-growing regions: Slavonia and the Croatian Danube region; Croatian Istria and Kvarner; Dalmatia and Central hilly Croatia.center_img It is envisaged to recognize four regional winemakers’ organizations – linked to the new regions with the aim of giving producers the right to manage promotional and marketing activities related to Croatian wines and their labeling. last_img read more