Twitter WhatsApp Community Day unites people of Limerick Email Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Communities invited to influence council policy Linkedin Limerick PPN representatives; Patrick McEligott, Trish Forde-Brennan, James O’Donoghue, Donnah Vuma, Cillian Flynn, Liz, Price, Susan O’Neil, Brian Leddin, Maureen Browne, Patrick CumminsA Community Day is to be held in Limerick City that will allow local people to have their say on a range of issues that are important to them.Limerick Community Participation Network (CPN) are inviting the people of Limerick to meet with their Public Participation Network (PPN) representatives to discuss the accessibility issues affecting them in their locality.Local transport is just one of the issues that people can discuss with their PPN representative on the day. “I got involved because the inaccessibility of transport from rural to city is a major challenge for me and my group,” said Maureen Browne from Step Forward Disability Group.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Those in attendance will also be able to discuss issues across several different areas including: economic development, enterprise and planning, the environment, home and social development, community, leisure and emergency services, joint policing and local community development.“Limerick PPN is an exciting new opportunity for community and voluntary, social inclusion, as well as environmental groups to be actively involved in council policy-making from the early stages. We want to hear what the issues are affecting people every day. Are they able to access local public transport? Is council information presented in ways that are easy for them to understand? Are their local public services meeting their needs?” said Elisa O’Donovan, Headway, one of the groups involved in Limerick CPN.The Community Day will be held on Wednesday 22 February at the Small Exhibition Area, Limerick City and County Council, Merchant’s Quay from 10:30am until 4pm.For more information, contact Elisa O’Donovan at [email protected] or phone 087-9120231 TAGSLimerick community participation networkPPN Advertisement NewsCommunityLocal NewsHave your say at Limerick’s Community DayBy Editor – February 19, 2017 1038 Facebook Previous articleLimerick Rose volunteers to help Belarus childrenNext articleCompetition winner Editor
The Village Bakery (Melmerby, Cumbria) has introduced Organic Brownies, made with Green and Black’s organic dark chocolate and crunchy walnuts.The brownie contains no unrefined organic sugar and uses organic free-range eggs and butter. The Village Bakery also says it has new packaging to display all dietary requirements and nutritional content, printed on recycled boards making it 100% recyclable.
Pinterest Google+ (Photo supplied/Indiana News Service) What is bad for businesses can sometimes mean sales for shoppers, but the latest coronavirus scam is causing the Better Business Bureau Serving Central Indiana to remind you to make sure you aren’t falling for a con before you jump on a deal.You are scrolling through your Facebook feed or doing a web search when you come across an advertisement for a going-out-of-business sale. The company is closing because of COVID-19 and selling off its inventory at what appears to be a great discount.If you click on the ad or type in the promoted URL, it will lead you to a website selling anything from designer goods to electronics to novelty items. From looking at the photos, you may think the products seem like a great deal only to buy it and find out it’s nothing like it seems.“One of two things is going to happen. Either the quality of the item you get is not going to be what you expect or you’re going to give your money and you’re not going to get anything in return,” says Tim Maniscalo, president and CEO of Better Business Bureau Serving Central Indiana. “Scammers have put up these fake websites saying they’re going out of business and they have fantastic prices on these great goods. These people will try and copy a well-known brand, a well-known store, that type of thing.”Maniscalo says that recently happened to a person who ordered $250 worth of “designer” clothes from a New York-based store. Instead, they received low-quality items shipped from overseas.“What was supposed to be cotton and/or linen was the worst quality polyester,” they told BBB. “The clothes, in general, were nowhere close to the advertised quality on the website images. Definitely NOT the quality I paid for.”The key is knowing how to spot the difference between a legitimate and a phony website.“Up in the URL bar, you should look for the letters ‘https.’ ‘S’ is the important letter there. That gives you additional security,” says Maniscalo.If it begins with “https” instead of “http” it means the site is secured using an SSL certificate (the s stands for secure).“Also a lot of times, those URL bars will have the little icon of the lock. That’s also some added security,” says Maniscalo.Maniscalo says it’s so important to follow these tips because if you fall victim to this scam or any scam, it poses two challenges.“If the scammers know the police are on to them, they’re just going to shut that website down and ten minutes later, they’re going to have another website come up. They’re probably going to be in a country where that government is not particularly interested in cooperating with international law enforcement,” says Maniscalo. “It’s almost impossible to catch them and when you do give them your money, that money is almost immediately sent outside the country and you may never get it back.”Maniscalo urges you to go to https://www.bbb.org/scamtracker/ to find scams near you and report a scam if you think one is happening. Twitter Facebook Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest By Jon Zimney – September 26, 2020 0 452 CoronavirusIndianaLocalMichiganNews Google+ BBB: How to tell fake shopping websites from real websites WhatsApp Previous article18 year-old South Bend man charged with two shootingsNext articleMan, 51, sentenced to 50 years after violent home invasion robbery Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.
Photo: Dave Vann Outside Lands 2017 | Photo: Dave Vann Load remaining images Outside Lands celebrated its 10th anniversary last weekend, reaching a milestone that has become increasingly difficult to achieve as the festival landscape has gotten more and more crowded. San Francisco’s late-summer staple treated more than 200,000 people to three days of exceptional music, art, and food with a lineup more akin to its early offerings, leaning on rock, alternative, and hip-hop. It’s almost impossible to catch a bad set in the fog-filled confines of Golden Gate Park, but these were some of our favorite performances from the weekend.GorillazGorillaz probably had the widest appeal of this year’s headliners and put on a monster of a performance on the Lands End stage to cap the first night. The song selection left little to be desired, spanning the entire catalog with dance numbers like “Dirty Harry,” oldies like “M1 A1,” and standouts from their latest release Humanz in the form of “Strobelite.” The English collective commanded the attention of the packed crowd, flashing their instrumentation on each track while captivating eyes with the iconic character visuals fans have grown familiar with over the years.Fleet FoxesFleet Foxes made a long-awaited return this year and were slotted as the warm-up to Friday night’s grueling decision between the Gorillaz and Alt-J. They graced the festival airwaves as the sunset briefly broke through over the steep hills behind the Sutro stage, delivering a truly mesmerizing performance. Of course, many of their older anthems made an appearance, but it was clear the band wanted the standouts pieces from their new album Crack-Up to develop a live persona, and the sprawling crowd welcomed that mission with open arms.Real EstateThe intimacy and potential for genuine engagement makes the Sutro stage one of the favorites for Outside Lands artists and fans alike. Real Estate, like many of the artists that got to play there, found themselves humbled by its energy and embraced the opportunity to cut loose. At times, they unleashed their psychedelic side and jammed deeper into songs that usually have a sleepier personality in the studio. It was a well-placed set in the heart of Saturday afternoon and cooked up nothing but joy and elation for the fans who came for the magnetic melodies of their easy-going alternative.ThundercatAs one of the most impressive bassists in the music world, Thundercat doesn’t try to appeal to a mass audience or soften his style for a festival crowd. He put on one of the funkiest sets of the weekend and let his unique song structure and unrelenting melodies take root at Twin Peaks on Saturday. “Them Changes” was easily the biggest throwdown of the set, but listeners with sharp enough ears had plenty to lend to all of his grooves. Thundercat made it clear that it truly is cool to be a cat.Marco Benevento Anyone that made it early enough on Sunday was treated to one of many gems waiting to be uncovered on the Panhandle stage with Marco Benevento burning the fog away with a heater of a set. He opened with “The Story of Fred Short,” a seven-track psych rock dance party that pulled in festivalgoers commuting between the larger stages. Benevento promised to bring out the sun and did just that, showing mastery of both the keys and the weather as he and his trio sent waves of unrelenting joy through everyone that stopped in for a listen.KhruangbinAnother Panhandle gem Sunday came in the form of Khruangbin and their minimalist jazz and funk. Their music doesn’t seek approval but it was received tenfold as they flashed their tightness and instrumentation, playing most of the music on The Universe Smiles Upon You. The grooves were as subtle and seductive as bassist Laura Lee unhinged any stuck feet in the grass. The trio even teased A Tribe Called Quest, giving subtle nod to the hip-hop legends who were forced to cancel their Outside Lands performance.The WhoThe Sunday headliner slot at Outside Lands is always filled with musical icons, and this year the festival paid homage to one of the bands that was part of another San Francisco anniversary – the 50-year celebration of The Summer of Love – by bringing The Who back to the Bay Area. Granted, most of the crowd was full of millennials that likely only became wise to The Who if their parents put them on, but there was no way a collection of timeless ballads like theirs could fall flat. They worked through hits like “I Can’t Explain,” “The Seeker,” “Behind Blue Eyes,” and “Bargain” as thick fog draped every inch of Golden Gate Park. Familiar lyrics were met with echoes from the crowd and it was clear that fans that came to see The Who got exactly what they wanted. It was a raucous end to a weekend that will undoubtedly linger with all who attended.You can also check out photos from Outside Lands this weekend below, courtesy of photographer Dave Vann. Photo: Dave Vann
Oct 3, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – A flu vaccine manufacturer’s decision not to build a US facility has highlighted the perpetual mismatch between flu-shot supply and demand—and the reality that the mismatch may undermine plans for pandemic flu vaccines.On Tuesday, Solvay Pharmaceuticals Inc. of Marietta, Ga., announced that it was canceling plans to build a US flu-vaccine manufacturing plant, a $386 million project that Birmingham, Ala., and Athens, Ga., have been competing for. The plant would have made both seasonal and pandemic flu vaccines—but at just about the moment when a final site selection was expected, the company announced that the economics of the two-year-old deal no longer make sense.Solvay Pharmaceuticals is the US subsidiary of a Brussels-based conglomerate that makes plastics, industrial chemicals, and pharmaceuticals, including an egg-based flu vaccine called Influvac that is sold in Europe and Canada but not in the United States. Solvay also makes flu vaccine by cell culture, a newer technique that does not depend on chicken eggs; the vaccine is made in the Netherlands and has been approved for sale there, though the plant where it is made is still undergoing validation.Establishing flu-vaccine manufacturing within the United States, especially cell-culture manufacturing, is a dearly sought goal of the federal government. Only one of the five manufacturers that sell into the US seasonal-flu market makes its vaccine within US borders. That has led to fears that, if a pandemic began, vaccines would not reach the US, because the countries where companies are based might hold back whatever is made there. The government has also been eager to develop domestic cell-culture manufacturing because it is not dependent on egg production, is not imperiled by viruses such as avian influenza H5N1 that are lethal to chickens and chicken eggs, and can be scaled up rapidly if necessary.Solvay received big HHS grantIn May 2006, the Department of Health and Human Services granted more than $1 billion to five pharmaceutical firms to develop cell-culture technology and manufacturing capacity within the United States. Solvay, one of the five, received $298 million for “the development and testing of new influenza vaccines including pandemic vaccines that are produced using cell-based technology and the development of a master plan to manufacture, formulate, fill and package annual and pandemic influenza vaccines in a new US-based facility,” the company said in a press release at the time.But while the grant covered development and design costs for the new plant, it did not in the end cover enough of the capital costs to make the facility worthwhile, Solvay spokesman Neil Hirsch said in an interview.”There are many drivers for us making the decision to not move forward with the US facility,” Hirsch said. “One of them has to do with the fact that the government was proposing a 40 to 60% cost-sharing, whereby the government would reimburse 40% of all costs for the facility rather than a full reimbursement.”In a normal business sector, bearing only two-thirds of the risk of a product line might seem like a good investment. But flu-vaccine manufacturing is not a normal business. While federal health authorities have labored to convince Americans to take the seasonal flu shot, millions of doses go unsold each year: 27 million of the 140 million made for the 2007-08 season, for instance, and 18 million of the 121 million made for the 2006-07 season. This year, 148 million doses are anticipated.While demand for the shot has risen slowly each year, it still remains far below health authorities’ hoped-for goals. The CDC announced last week that the highest rate of usage is 72%, among adults over 65, for whom the shot is universally recommended. But rates in younger adults range from 23% among healthy 18- to 49-year-olds to 54% among 50- to 64-year-olds who have medical conditions putting them at high risk for flu–related illness. And usage rates among children are even lower, from 22% among 6- to 23-month-olds to 16% among 2- to 5-year-olds.While it has not been spelled out, the uncertainty of the market for flu vaccine and the possibility that it is already overcrowded were clearly factors in Solvay’s decision. “When we started this process several years ago, the seasonal flu vaccine market was different,” Hirsch said, referring to years when fewer manufacturers sold in the United States. “That landscape has changed.”And a further factor may be the reality that, unlike its competitors, Solvay makes only flu shots. It does not make other vaccines that could make up for poor flu-shot sales, or that could be made in the new facility if flu-shots sales went awry again—possibilities that made the decision to fall back on its Amsterdam manufacturing plant seem less risky.Hard commercial realities”This should not be a surprise,” retired academic and pharmaceutical company executive Dr. David Fedson, an acute observer of the flu-vaccine market, said in an interview. “It indicates how fragile the notion you can expand vaccine supply is, and it indicates the hard commercial realities that drive vaccine-manufacturing companies.”Nevertheless, the Solvay decision deprives the United States of a domestic source for pandemic flu vaccine if or when a global outbreak begins. And by refusing to offer supply into an uncertain market, the company is challenging the central assumption behind US and global planning for pandemic-vaccine capacity: that demand for seasonal vaccine will provide companies with a rationale for making more vaccine than they now do.Federal health officials have asserted many times that demand will boost manufacturing capacity to the level needed for a pandemic. To reach that level, the World Health Organization’s 2006 “Global Pandemic Influenza Action Plan” calls for countries to boost their flu-shot usage to 75% of their populations, including countries where seasonal vaccine has never been used.No lack of warning voicesNumerous voices, though, have warned that this approach is unworkable. In 2005, David Johnson, director of scientific and medical affairs for Sanofi Pasteur, the only company making flu shots in the continental United States, warned the federal National Vaccine Advisory Committee of manufacturers’ discomfort with speculative “at risk” manufacturing. Britain’s Royal Society said in 2006: “It is not commercially viable for the vaccine industry to commit the necessary resources to scale up production in advance of a pandemic when there is no existing market, the threat of a pandemic may be years away and the risk in any single year may be considered to be low.”And apparently anticipating the Solvay decision, biotech industry members writing in the journal BioPharm International said last year: “In the US market alone by the year 2010 there could be a surplus capacity resulting from ‘building for demand’ for pandemic preparedness but ‘suboptimal utilization’ based on significantly lesser demand for seasonal vaccines.”Solvay spokesman Hirsch confirmed that the company intends to pursue licensure of its Dutch-made seasonal vaccine in the United States, though he declined to provide details in deference to Food and Drug Administration policies. But by canceling its US plant, Solvay appears to have provided clear warning to federal planners that protecting the United States against a pandemic requires vaccine manufacturers to take substantial risks—and that given the unreliable US market and the hard realities of the global economic downturn, those risks may be something manufacturers can no longer afford.See also: Solvay press release on HHS granthttp://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20060504005739/en/Solvay-Pharmaceuticals-Awarded-298-Million-Five-Year-ContractOverview of HHS pandemic vaccine plans in new GAO report:http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08671.pdfMay 13 CIDRAP News story “Flu experts try to ensure record vaccine doses get used”(Overview of flu-shot uptake problems)WHO Global Pandemic Influenza Action Planhttp://www.who.int/csr/resources/publications/influenza/CDS_EPR_GIP_2006_1.pdfJohnson in NVAC minutes, Feb 8-9, 2005:http://www.dhhs.gov/nvpo/nvac/documents/NVAC20050208Minutes.docRoyal Society’s Pandemic influenza: science to policy.http://royalsociety.org/Pandemic-influenza-science-to-policy/Thomas A, Guldager N, Hermansen K. 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Embed from Getty ImagesMany Chelsea fans on Twitter have been critical of Marcos Alonso despite his involvement in the Blues’ eight-match winning run.The summer signing set up a goal for Eden Hazard during Saturday’s stunning 3-1 win at Manchester City.There has been praise for Alonso from some Chelsea supporters, but others are not convinced he is good enough.What a win yesterday though. We really look devastating. Bar Alonso, we look tactically spot on. Can adapt. Can take on anyone. #CFC— 👑rayнan👑 (@theloyalcaptain) December 4, 2016We need another Victor Moses on the left flank. If we can’t get it out of Alonso then he needs competition. #CFC— C H E L S E A! (@SheyiChelsea) December 4, 2016Alonso is not good enough I’m afraid, I knew it when we signed him and today has all but confirmed it! #CFC— Luke Smith (@ZoumZoumaa) December 3, 2016Everyone moved faster than #Alonso, even the advertisement on the advertising board #CFC— Minister of ClapBack (@greatstar360) December 3, 2016Alonso was ran ragged today for his lack of pace. #cfc— Chelseayarns (@Tweet_ChelseaNG) December 3, 2016I think we should still go out and get a left back in January as Alonso is ok but not the greatest should have kept Kenedy #CFC— AARÖN (@AaronCFC14) December 3, 2016The whole team did a fantastic job today but Alonso wasn’t good enough like always #CFC— Baravan (@baravan95) December 3, 2016City clearly targeted our weak link (Alonso) throughout. Everything went through their right side. We need to look at that! #CFC— Paul Burrows (@PaulOwenBurrows) December 3, 2016 Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
LeBron James interacts with Jimmy Alapag’s son Ian Maximus during the Strive for Greatness tour. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonLeBron James has returned to the Philippines for the third time on Saturday and in the eyes of Philippine basketball icon Jimmy Alapag, this speaks volumes for the NBA superstar’s appreciation for this country.“The fact that he came here to Manila to share some brief moments with everyone here at home…I think he understands how passionate we are about the game of basketball,” said Alapag Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena as James wrapped up another showcase before Filipino fans.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LeBron James trains Gilas Pilipinas8K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 ‘Putting in work, believing in yourself’ still keys to LeBron James’ success Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side It would’ve been James’ fourth tour in the country had his “Battle the Doubt Night” show in 2016 pushed through.But much like his in two previous visits, James once shared the floor with up-and-coming stars and national team members in a brief exhibition game for the “Strive for Greatness” show.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAlapag, one of the key Gilas players in the last decade, showed he can still duke it out in the parquet floor—against one of the best NBA players ever no less—even a year into retirement.Saturday night was extra special, though, as he got to play again with his batch’s Gilas Pilipinas squad that include Ranidel de Ocampo and LA Tenorio, among others. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “What made it more special was being with my Gilas brothers because you know these guys are family for life,” said Alapag.But he also got to bring his real family with him to the bench to meet the King.His eldest child Ian Maximus, who has the same second name as LeBron’s youngest son Bryce, even got to keep LeBron’s arms sleeves.“My son will have to grow into it because it’s a little big right now and I’m just glad my kids could be here to experience it with me,” said Alapag.RELATED VIDEOADVERTISEMENT
February 9, 2019 We Remember Walter Munk with Dave’s World of Wonder 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings#DavesWorldofWonder: Walter Munk became a professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 1939, provided forecasting for tides and waves that assisted the allies in World War II and helped found UC San Diego Posted: February 9, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Updated: 9:17 PM KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Dave’s World Of Wonder, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
The Columbian is profiling the six candidates who are running for the open 3rd Congressional District seat. With Democratic U.S. Rep. Brian Baird’s retirement from Congress, the seat representing Southwest Washington has grabbed national attention as one of a handful of toss-up congressional races in the nation.Republicans see a chance to retake control of the U.S. House and their first opportunity in a dozen years to win the 3rd. Democrats hope to hold onto the seat by coalescing around a single leading candidate. Voters’ first chance to weigh in on this important race will come in the Aug. 17 top-two primary. Ballots will be mailed late next week.In conjunction with this series, The Columbian is publishing all the candidates’ responses to its questionnaire on major issues that will face the next Congress. Those responses are available at http://www.columbian.com/politics.o Wednesday: David Castillo, Republican.o Thursday: Denny Heck, Democrat.o Friday: Jaime Herrera, Republican.o Today: David W. Hedrick, Republican; Cheryl Crist, Democrat; Norma Jean Stevens, Independent.Republicano Age: 31.o Residence: Camas.o Occupation: Management accountant.o Political background: None.o Campaign funds raised: $41,358.o Quote: “I am not a career politician! Like you, I’m sick of career politicians bankrupting our nation and stealing our liberty.”o Campaign website: www.david4congress.comDavid W. Hedrick found his voice last August at a Vancouver town hall meeting on health care reform. He hasn’t stopped voicing his views since. A self-described Tea Party Republican and a Marine Corps veteran, Hedrick is at ease on a stage with microphone in hand. A video clip of his tirade at U.S. Rep. Brian Baird’s August 2009 town hall on health care reform, at which he warned the federal government to “stay away from my kids” and told Baird, “You don’t have the right to tell me who I pick for my health insurance,” went viral on YouTube, receiving more than a million hits.