NPHET blames reopening of schools and workplaces for increase in Covid

first_img Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – April 23, 2021 Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews NPHET blames reopening of schools and workplaces for increase in Covid Pinterest Previous articleRestrictions begin to ease in North todayNext article29 reports of blood clots developing after Astra Zeneca vaccine in Ireland News Highland Google+center_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook The return of schools and people to workplaces appears to be contributing to a jump in Covid-19 cases – according to NPHET.617 new cases of the virus were recorded yesterday with the five-day moving average increasing 8% to 415, in the past week.84 of the cases were confirmed in Donegal with the county’s incidence rate remaining the highest in the country at 256.9 cases per 100,000 people.Professor Philip Nolan, who chairs NPHET’s modelling group, says there has been a rise in cases among 13 to 18 year olds.But he says the increase could be temporary:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/nolan7am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebooklast_img read more

Senior Research Support Specialist

first_imgPosition SummaryWorking under general supervision with our Research teams in thelargest comprehensive university-connected research foundation inthe country, you will develop, implement, monitor, coordinate andmanage activities to maintain effective operation of a program thatrequires the theoretical and practical application of a body ofhighly specialized knowledge. Requires a high level of discretion,judgment, collaboration and initiative to accomplish goals. Mayinclude supervisory duties. Assigned tasks may include:• Work collaboratively with faculty and professionals to advancethe goals of the project• Observe, collect, analyze data and write summary reports• Coordinate field and laboratory work• Develop and maintain databases• Orient, train and monitor others assigned to projects• Use specialized methods for data collation andinterpretationThis is a pooled posting positions are filled on an as neededbasis.About UBThe University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive publicresearch university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifiesambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities toachieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultureschallenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed.Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to furtherknowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates whoare valued for their talents and their impact on global society.Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo .As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the ResearchFoundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due toan applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,gender identity, national origin and veteran or disabilitystatus.Minimum QualificationsBachelors degree in a specific specialty, or its equivalent, isrequired. Requires advanced knowledge of scientific, medical orother disciplinary terminology and associated mathematicalcompetence usually demonstrated by a bachelor’s degree, with aconcentration in applicable discipline. Incumbents typically havedirectly related experience in research techniques.Preferred QualificationsAdvanced degree and/or knowledge of and the ability to applyestablished methods and procedures in observation, measurement andcomputation preferred.For more information, click the “How to Apply” button.last_img read more

This could be the end of a beautiful friendship …

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Dakota Track Side returns as sponsor for IMCA special events

first_imgMINOT, N.D. – Dakota Track Side returns for a second season as a contingency award sponsor for IMCA special events. Located in Minot, N.D., the high performance parts retailer, fuel supplier and chassis builder will give $50 product certifi­cates at 30 specials for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds and at 15 specials for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars.Those certificates will be mailed from the IMCA home office within a week after official race results are re­ceived. Information about Dakota Track Side products and services is available by calling the seven-year IMCA sponsor at 701 852-7223 and at the www.dakotatrackside.com website. “We’ve added some outstanding new special events to our contingency roster in 2014 and look forward to recognizing racers at upcoming races in Montana and Wisconsin,” noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Dakota Track Side helps make that possible and we appreciate their support of IMCA events in those areas.”last_img read more

Alisson cannot wait to make Liverpool return

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker is back in full training and nearing a return to competitive action after six weeks out with a calf injury.The Brazilian number one was carried off in Liverpool’s 4-1 victory over Norwich on the opening night of the Premier League season on August 9.“I’m on a good way, I think we are nearly there,” he told the Liverpool website.“I can go outside to the pitch to do some goalkeeper work and I feel very well.“I feel confident and I think now it’s just about getting all my power, all my confidence to come back and do what I love to do.”Alisson was named men’s goalkeeper of the year at FIFA’s annual awards ceremony in Milan on Monday for his role in helping Liverpool win the Champions League last season.Even without the inspirational goalkeeper, the Reds have also made a brilliant start in their quest to end a 30-year wait to win the Premier League, winning all six of their opening games to take a five-point lead over Manchester City.Stand-in ‘keeper Adrian, who only joined the club four days before the Norwich game, has overcome an uncertain start and was pivotal to a 2-1 win at Chelsea on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: Alisson Becker And Alisson admitted the Spaniard’s form has allowed him not to rush his recovery.“I think the boys are doing very well, all the team (and) Adrian especially,” he added.“He’s a special guy who came late in the season, he just came and shows everyone his value, not just as a player but as a person and that is the more important thing.“He is doing very well on the pitch. I have peace to recover in a proper way so it’s better for everyone.”Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hinted Alisson may not return until after the October international break, but the 26-year-old is desperate to get back on the field and play his part in the push for the title.“If I look back, two weeks ago I couldn’t even walk properly. Now I’m running, jumping on my right leg that was injured so I’m really happy for that,” he said.“The games, the atmosphere at Anfield, the away games, all games when I watch on the TV, I just think how I want to play, I want to be there, I want to help my team-mates. I’m looking forward (to being back), I can’t wait any more!”center_img Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Service dog shot, killed by local police

first_imgA local police officer shot and killed a man’s service dog on Monday, the Okeechobee Police Department confirms.The owner of the dog, Larry Massey, said an officer misunderstood what was happening while he was having a seizure.Police said there is an active investigation into the shooting of the man’s dog, named Butch.The department said it would release more information on Tuesday.This story is developing.last_img

Starbucks barista fired for giving police officer cup labeled ‘PIG’

first_imgAn Oklahoma Starbucks barista is out of a job after giving a police officer a cup on Thanksgiving with the word “pig” on the label.The incident first gained attention after a Facebook post made Kiefer Chief Johnny O’Mara, who told reporters a customer pointed out the label on the cups to the officer.“What irks me is the absolute and total disrespect for a police officer who, instead of being home with family and enjoying a meal and a football game, is patrolling his little town,” O’Mara wrote in a Facebook post, where he shared a picture of a cup with the “PIG” label on it.In a statement issued Friday, Starbucks reps said the behavior was absolutely unacceptable, and they are deeply sorry.The company also says they’ll be hosting a Coffee with a Cop event to promote greater civility.Click here to learn more.last_img read more

Amazon to Open New Fulfillment Center in Florida

first_imgAmazon has created more than 13,500 full-time jobs in the Sunshine State since launching fulfillment operations here six years ago. Currently, the company operates facilities in Orlando, Miami, Tampa, and Jacksonville.The facility is expected to open in 2020. Amazon announced Thursday that it plans to open its fifth fulfillment center here in Florida. The company says the new distribution hub will be in Deltona, which is located between Orlando and Daytona Beach along Interstate 4 in Volusia County.The company will hire 500 employees at $15 per hour or more to work at the center.Employees at the more than one million-square-foot fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship large customer items, including sports equipment, patio furniture, fishing rods, pet food, kayaks, bicycles, and larger household goods.“We’re excited to continue our investment in Florida and further expand our presence in the state with this new fulfillment center in Deltona,” according to Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfillment. “Since 2013, Amazon has invested more than $5 billion in Florida through local fulfillment centers and cloud infrastructure, research facilities, and compensation to thousands of employees in the state.”Governor Ron DeSantis responded to the announcement by tweeting:last_img read more

U.S. saw its highest number of mass killings on record

first_imgThat is the highest number of mass killings in the U.S.,however, in 2017 there were more deaths from mass killings.  Walmart shooting in El Paso among deadliest gun massacres in US history In 2019, there were a total of 41 mass killings, according to a database gathered by The Associated Press, USA Today and Northeastern University. Of this 41 mass killings, 33 were mass shootings. More than 210 people were killed. The deadliest attack was the shooting at an El Paso Walmart that killed 22 people in August.last_img

21-year-old intentionally runs over Vietnam veteran

first_imgAuthorities have arrested a 21-year-old man who told them that he ran over a veteran because he wanted to know what it left like to kill someone.Justyn Pennell was arrested in Pasco County Thursday after he called the sheriff’s department to report that he intentionally ran over an elderly veteran.Pennell told authorities that he left his home with the intention of running someone over and spotted the 75-year-old victim walking down the street with a walking stick. He then made a U-turn and accelerated in the Vietnam veteran’s direction to run him over.During the police interview, the 21-year-old also told investigators that he had been having thoughts of killing someone for months and that he was laughing and smiling as he ran over the victim.When asked why he contacted police, Pennell the car sustained too much damage and was immobile so he could not leave the scene.Pennell has since been charged with first-degree homicide.last_img read more