Fianna Fáil told to stop picking on pensioners and families in…

first_imgLimerick TD says GLAS payments welcome but ‘much more action’ needed to support Agri-sector RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State Councillors told to look at bigger picture Twitter TAGSCllr Frankie DalyCllr Kevin SheahanCllr Sean LynchFianna Fáilfree GP careIrish Medical OrganisationLabour Partylimerick Previous articleHotel Meyrick CompetitionNext articleRugby – Richmond RFC take part in Aviva Mini Rugby Festival Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10 WhatsApp Priority is to have a decent society with decent public services center_img by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr Frankie DalyLABOUR Party councillor Frankie Daly has called on local Fianna Fáil councillors to publicly state whether they support free GP care or oppose it, in line with their party’s national position.Cllr Daly maintains that the agreement reached between the Government and the Irish Medical Organisation recently to provide free GP care to children under 6 and over 70s will make a massive difference to the youngest and oldest in our community.“It is the most significant development in primary care since the introduction of medical cards, and will deliver significant savings for families in Limerick City and Council,” the City North representative declared.“In a bizarre move, Fianna Fáil have decided to oppose the provision of the free service, with one of their TDs even describing the measure as ‘reprehensible, immoral and nauseating’,” he continued.In light of this, Cllr Daly is calling on local Fianna Fáil councillors to state publicly if they agree with their party’s national position on the new scheme, which he insists will benefit thousands of children in Limerick.“It is clear that Fianna Fáil are out of touch and don’t have any appreciation whatsoever for the severe pressure that families are under. It is high time that Fianna Fáil laid off targeting hard-pressed families and older people, and supported this progressive move,” he said.The Fianna Fáil Mayor of Limerick City and County, Cllr Kevin Sheahan, said he had no comment to make when asked whether he agreed with his party’s national position on the free GP scheme.Fianna Fáil councillor for City West, Sean Lynch praised Cllr Daly for his integrity and the passion he brings on all topics relevant to Limerick City and County. However, he believes the Labour representative may have misinterpreted Fianna Fáil policy on health care.“Fianna Fáil have always been the party of the people. They would expand on the free GP care for both the young and old,” Cllr Lynch commented.“They will focus on primary and community care services and increase primary care budget.” Facebook NewsLocal NewsFianna Fáil told to stop picking on pensioners and families in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – April 23, 2015 697 Linkedin Top Fianna Fáil councillor will reject Green coalition deal Email Advertisement Printlast_img read more

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Florida man dies from exploding electronic cigarette: Autopsy

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. ) — An exploding electronic cigarette caused the death of a Florida man earlier this month, an autopsy determined.Tallmadge D’Elia, 38, died on May 5 from parts of an electronic cigarette that penetrated his head, according to the autopsy report.His body was found inside a St. Petersburg home that was on fire, the St. Petersburg police said.D’Elia had suffered thermal injuries to about 80 percent of his body, including his chest, shoulder, abdomen, back, arm and hand, according to the autopsy report.The death was ruled accidental, the autopsy report said.“This is a terrible shock,” his father, Christopher D’Elia, told ABC affiliate WFTS in Tampa Bay earlier this month. “A 38-year-old should not be gone and his mother and I are devastated.”“Anybody who has lost a son doesn’t want anybody else to lose a child to something like this,” he said.Christopher D’Elia, who described his son as smart and talented, said of Tallmadge D’Elia’s e-cigarette use, “I didn’t really find what he was doing attractive, and I asked him not to do it in the house because I didn’t like the odor, and he didn’t. His mother and I weren’t home, so that’s why he may have been using it inside.”A U.S. Fire Administration report that examined incidents from 2009 to 2016 said fires or explosions from e-cigarette batteries were not common; however, the shape and construction of e-cigarettes can make them act like “flaming rockets” when the battery dies.The report said no one had died from e-cigarette fires or explosions in the U.S. at the time the report was completed.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Brazilian Armed Forces Assist Flood Victims

first_imgBy Andréa Barretto/Diálogo July 12, 2017 Pernambuco and Alagoas are two northeastern states in Brazil that usually suffer from long periods of drought. Since the end of May, the scenario has been different. Heavy rains led local authorities to declare a state of emergency in 50 cities. Floods and mudslides affected more than 48,000 people. Of those, nearly 3,000 lost their homes. The disaster prompted Brazil’s Ministry of Defense to ask the Armed Forces to help those in need. Members of the Brazilian Navy (MB, per its Portuguese acronym), and the Brazilian Air Force (FAB, per its Portuguese acronym), concentrated on the deployment of people and the transport of supplies, and joined the Brazilian Army (EB, per its Portuguese acronym) in the work coordinated by the latter in two field hospitals. The city of Rio Formoso in the state of Pernambuco was the first to receive one of the field hospitals, since the water had flooded the municipal hospital, resulting in lost equipment and hampering operations. From June 2nd to 5th the city’s population only had the assistance offered by 34 Armed Forces professionals who worked there. Another hospital was set up in Marechal Deodoro in the state of Alagoas, where the rains mainly caused damage in the historical town center, which remained partially submerged, accessible only by canoe. The EB structure set up in this town helped three more municipalities and also involved 34 service members. They were deployed on June 23rd, once the activities of the region’s health institutions returned to normal. “Each field hospital has 10 barracks, and doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and nurse technicians, including service members from the Brazilian Army, Navy, and Air Force,” said Brazilian Army Colonel Maria Sandra Andrade, from the Health Inspector’s Office of the 7th Military Region in Pernambuco, and coordinator of the Field Hospital for the Northeast Military Command. The barracks used measured 48 square meters each. The combination of a dozen of these structures allows the hospitals set up in Rio Formoso and Marechal Deodoro to have a triage and welcome section, a room for urgent and emergency care, outpatient clinics to attend four patients simultaneously, a nursing center, and a pharmacy. An observation section, where patients stayed for up to 24 hours, and a section to perform procedures such as suturing, bandaging, administering drugs, and applying splints to fractures was also set up. Additionally, the field hospital in Rio Formoso has a laboratory for tests and clinical analysis not found at the Marechal Deodoro structure. The latter, by way of compensation, had X-ray machines that were not available to the other city. In the two hospitals, the main complaints directly related to the floods were vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and respiratory complications. “Many problems were caused by contact with contaminated water, difficulty storing food, and the isolation of some communities,” explained Col. Sandra. She also recalled cases of anxiety attacks in those in shock over the loss of their possessions, their homes, and even loved ones. “This type of mission is very sensitive because the people receive serious cases and simple cases, but they are all involved in the complexity of an emergency situation due to the storms,” she stated. In the Marechal Deodoro hospital, around 450 people received assistance during 19 days of operation. In Rio Formoso, that number rose to approximately 3,000 people, according to a survey conducted June 29th, a week before the structure started to be dismantled. Among the many incidents that marked the emergency mission, one stood out. On June 8th, an 18-year-old woman arrived at the Rio Formoso field hospital ready to give birth. The delivery was performed by a civilian doctor, who was a member of the team, with the aid of a military pediatrician, who was responsible for first aid and evaluation of the infant. “Everything went very well. They baby was very healthy and the mother remained calm. It was a special moment for everyone,” recalled Col. Sandra. Deployments and transport of supplies FAB deployed 12 airmen from the Rio de Janeiro-based Puma Squadron to the mission in Pernambuco and Alagoas. The team employed an H-36 Caracal helicopter to carry food, water, and other supplies to the areas most affected by the rains, as well as to transport the homeless. MB’s participation had the same goal. Ten service members were deployed in a UH-15 helicopter from the 2nd General Use Helicopter Squadron, also based in Rio de Janeiro. The Crisis Cabinet located in Recife, the capital of Pernambuco, was in charge of coordinating the assistance offered by the armed forces and other governmental agencies. “As for the flights, the coordination was done between the cabinet, the Navy, and the Air Force between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM every day,” reported Rear Admiral Flávio Augusto Viana Rocha, the director of the Navy’s Social Communication Center. “The Armed Forces are characterized by the capacity to mobilize, work together, and the unending search for the common good,” he added. Members of the 15th Wing, an operational unit of FAB based in Recife, were also partnered with a non-governmental organization from that city and participated in the triage of the wounded, separating supplies, and loading the trucks with the donations that were delivered to the population in the most critical regions.last_img read more

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GAMING1 uses AI to combat problem gambling

first_img KSA launches operator tender for problem gambling helpline June 22, 2020 GAMING1 has enhanced its offering of responsible gambling products by releasing a range of Artificial Intelligence player protection tools.The toolkit, which was designed by the company’s in-house product development team, aims to monitor all players activities and detect any early signs of problem gambling.Commenting on the launch, Sylvain Boniver, COO at GAMING1 said: “We’ve created a cutting-edge product suite that promotes responsible gambling for all, once again demonstrating GAMING1’s unwavering commitment to player protection.“With continued innovation and hard work, our focus is on developing solutions that not only protect players but the integrity of the sector as a whole.”The product suite will utilise both artificial intelligence and data science technologies to identify and monitor individuals which could be at risk of problem gambling.GAMING1’s responsible gaming operation team will assess the information and use machine learning technologies to further analyse problematic behaviour.Those identified at the highest risk level according to the company’s proprietary modelling are then provided with assistance by its in-house team of player protection experts.GAMING1 currently operates more than 20 online gaming brands with land-based partners in Spain, Portugal, France, Serbia, Peru and Colombia. Kim Mouridsen: Combatting problem gambling with automated player profiling July 3, 2020 Share Related Articles Submit StumbleUpon Share FONBET’s Alexey Khobot: Using bots to formulate odds in 2020 June 29, 2020last_img read more

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Iowa parts ways with strength coach accused of mistreating players based on race

first_imgFerentz has been under scrutiny since the suspension, and he addressed those concerns at a press conference Friday. Ferentz, who took over at Iowa in 1999, is the longest-tenured coach in the FBS.”The biggest question to me is, why the blind spot?” Ferentz said Friday. “And I think every person has a blind spot. I’m sure every leader has a blind spot. The former players were very forthcoming. They were very direct, and just pointed out some things that perhaps gave me a new awareness.”Iowa also has hired a Kansas City law firm to conduct an independent review of issues and allegations relating to racial disparities within the program. Raimond Braithwaite will serve as the interim strength and conditioning coach. Iowa parted ways with strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle on Monday.Doyle had been accused of mistreating football players at Iowa because of their race. He had been placed on administrative leave on June 6 after several former players shared social media posts detailing alleged mistreatment while playing for the Hawkeyes. Doyle had been an assistant with the Hawkeyes under Kirk Ferentz since 1999.MORE: Clemson’s Dabo Swinney shares message of support for Black Lives Matter protestsAs part of the separation agreement, Doyle will receive 15 months of base salary, which equates to “two separate lump sum payments of $556,249.50,” according to the university. He had been the highest-paid strength coach in the country, making $800,000 a year.He released a statement following the announcement:”Iowa City has been home to our family for 21 years,” Doyle said. “I am grateful Iowa football provided an opportunity to work with incredible players, coaches, and support staff. I have worked diligently to make a positive impact on the lives of student-athletes, support them as they speak out, and look forward to continued growth. I am confident that my record and character will be confirmed in the course of the independent review. The university and I have reached an agreement and it is time to move on from Iowa football. My family and I are looking forward to the next chapter.”last_img read more

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