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Georgia legislature to consider new mobile sports betting bill

first_imgRead the full story on iGB North America. Sponsored by six Representatives, House Bill 86 seeks to amend Chapter 27 of Title 50 of the Official Code of Georgia by adding a section on sports betting. Email Address 15th January 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Georgia’s House of Representatives is to run the rule over a new bill that aims to legalise mobile sports betting in the state. Regions: Georgia Should the bill, also known as the Georgia Lottery Mobile Sports Wagering Integrity Act,  pass into law, the state Lottery Corporation would assume oversight of the market, including taking charge of issuing and managing licences. Topics: Uncategorized Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Georgia legislature to consider new mobile sports betting bill At least six licences would be made available through HB86. Applicants would be required to pay a $50,000 non-refundable fee, then a $900,000 annual charge for the duration of the licence. Licensees would also be required to pay tax at a rate of 16% on adjusted gross sports wagering income. This would be payable on a monthly basis. Uncategorized AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: House Bill 86last_img read more

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BK Group Plc (BKG.ke) Q32017 Presentation

first_imgBK Group Plc (BKG.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 presentation results for the third quarter.For more information about BK Group Plc (BKG.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BK Group Plc (BKG.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BK Group Plc (BKG.ke)  2017 presentation results for the third quarter.Company ProfileBK Group Plc formerly (Bank of Kigali Limited) is Rwanda’s largest commercial bank by assets and licensed by the country’s banking regulator, National Bank of Rwanda. It offers a full spectrum of products and services for retail banking, corporate banking and central treasury. Bank of Kigali SA commenced operations in 1967; initially as a joint venture between the government of Rwanda and Belgolaise, with each owning 50% of the ordinary share capital. In 2007, the government of Rwanda acquired the Belgolaise shareholding which increased its direct and indirect shareholding in the Bank of Kigali to 100% of the entire Issued Shares. The Bank changed its name to Bank of Kigali Limited in 2011 under a new law relating to companies. Bank of Kigali Limited now has 79 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda with its head office in the capital city, Kigali. BK Group Plc has a primary listing on the Rwanda Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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England: Church issues statement on reopening of buildings for public…

first_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Tags Anglican Communion Rector Collierville, TN England: Church issues statement on reopening of buildings for public worship Submit a Job Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Shreveport, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Press Release This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Posted Jun 23, 2020 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York [Church of England] Following the U.K. Government announcement that church buildings will be able to reopen for public worship from July 4, providing physical distancing remains in place, Bishop of London Sarah Mullally, who leads the Church of England’s Recovery Group, said:“I welcome the Prime Minister’s announcement today that we will soon be able to begin to meet and worship together in our church buildings again. The last three months have been an extraordinary time – the first period without public worship and the sacraments in England in more than 800 years. There will be real joy as we begin to come together again – if even at a physical distance – but I also know that many will be understandably cautious at this news.“We will not be returning to normality overnight – this is the next step on a journey. We’ve been planning carefully, making detailed advice available for parishes to enable them to prepare to hold services when it is safe and practical to do so. It is important to say that the change in Government guidance is permissive, not prescriptive.“I would particularly like to thank clergy and lay leaders for all they have done during the time our buildings have been closed. Not all church buildings will be ready to hold regular services from July 4th, but we are providing whatever support we can to enable them.“There will still be restrictions and we must all still do everything we can to limit the spread of the virus to protect each other, especially the most vulnerable. The online services and dial-in worship offerings we have become used to will continue.“This has been an incredibly difficult time for the whole country, especially for those who have been ill, who have suffered financial hardship, the loss of livelihoods and indeed, for many, those they love. We know that is not over and the Church has a task ahead to bring consolation and hope.“Churches and cathedrals have risen to the recent challenges, finding new ways of meeting for worship, of serving our neighbours, and of reaching new people with the love of God. The challenge before us now is to take the next steps carefully and safely, without forgetting all that we’ve discovered about God and ourselves on the way.” Submit an Event Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Tampa, FL Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Events Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GAlast_img read more

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Mustangs control game but come up short

first_img The Anatomy of Fear Timber Creek rallies past Wekiva 19-7The Wekiva Mustangs ran wild on Friday night against the Timber Creek Wolves. They piled up 419 total yards including 252 passing yards from senior quarterback Trey McGee, 112 total yards by senior running back Jaylon Fair and 108 receiving yards by senior wide receiver Wesley Touze. Timber Creek had only 228 total yards in the game. The Mustangs also ran 66 offensive plays from scrimmage to the Wolves 38.But football games are won on the scoreboard, and not the stat sheet.Unfortunately Wekiva’s  progress in yardage and possession only yielded 7 points, and the opportunistic Timber Creek Wolves rallied for a 19-7 victory over the Mustangs.Timber Creek running back Peter Hayes-Patrick scored on a 35-yard pass from quarterback Brandon Garcia, and scored on another touchdown run of 42 yards to propel the Wolves. Hayes-Patrick had 171 total yards on the evening.Wekiva led early when Fair scored on a one-yard run to give the Mustangs a 7-3 lead in the first quarter.The loss dropped Wekiva to 2-2 on the season. Next week the Mustangs host the Winter Park Wildcats in their homecoming game. Winter Park is 3-1 this season and is coming off a 42-0 drubbing of Colonial High School. Timber Creek improves to 3-1 and returns home to host Freedom High School. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSwekiva high schoolWekiva Mustangs Previous articleWarning: Kindness aheadNext articleIf you are a pirate you can eat free today Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Trublerhütte / Rossetti + Wyss Architekten

first_img “COPY” Save this picture!© Jürg ZimmermannThe house is located to thenorth near Uitikonerstrasse, in one of themany paths that enter the forest from this street. From the countryside arrivalarea (access), visitors arrive via stairs that lead them to the main floor. The“party” is the space inside and outside at the same time, large doors open andthe forest penetrates the building. The house also provides a privileged viewover the immediate environment, sufficient shade on sunny days and shelter fromthe rain. The new Trublerhütte is based onthe current Sockelbau and its environment. The top floor of the building isconstructed from prefabricated, very light components. 2008 Architects: Rossetti + Wyss Architekten Year Completion year of this architecture project Trublerhütte / Rossetti + Wyss Architekten Save this picture!© Jürg Zimmermann+ 15 Share Trublerhütte / Rossetti + Wyss ArchitektenSave this projectSaveTrublerhütte / Rossetti + Wyss Architekten Year:  Save this picture!© Jürg ZimmermannRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodEGGERLaminatesDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesText description provided by the architects. Trublerhütte, a “party” in theforest, was a building 14 years old, when in November 2005 it was totallydestroyed due to defects in its construction. The foundation and the base onwhich rests the current house were slightly damaged, and the council decidedthat the new Trublerhütte be built on theexisting foundation. The country house is located on a slope surroundedentirely by trees. The proximity to downtown, the ease of transportation andthe possibility of parking make this idyllic setting to continue to be theideal place for social gatherings. “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/398953/trublerhutte-rossetti-wyss-architekten Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/398953/trublerhutte-rossetti-wyss-architekten Clipboard Save this picture!© Jürg ZimmermannWood panels are large, providingan antique look to the new cabin. Thus, the interior is a space with a morevariable appearance and with more possibilities of spatial connection. Themeeting room allows each point in the room a different view of thesurroundings. The orientation of openings on the facade allows visitors to seethe forest from anywhere. With the doorsopen, the building offers spectacular views, and the light strikes the interiorspace so that artificial light is unnecessary. The forest can be experiencedfrom the inside, so that the new shelter and the forest are fully bonded. center_img 2008 Save this picture!© Jürg ZimmermannThe wood is fir in different qualities offinish: Sägeroh massively in the roof,Schlieremer whose trees have trunks 40 x 40, and up to 9 m long; brushed on theoutside and on the doors; on the ground floor with thicknesses of 14 to 18 cm.Steel is also used in the rough, in conjunction with the wood structure,especially present in the openings, the fireplace and the kitchen. Chrome andsteel are used. CopyAbout this officeRossetti + Wyss ArchitektenOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingRefurbishmentRenovationSchlierenSwitzerlandPublished on July 12, 2013Cite: “Trublerhütte / Rossetti + Wyss Architekten” [Trublerhütte / Rossetti + Wyss Architekten] 12 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily Switzerland Projects Housing Save this picture!© Jürg ZimmermannThe interior can be expanded,increasing its flexibility. The hostel, closed, is protected from anyvandalism. Likewise, there are enclosed spaces within the building, such as services,kitchen, facilities, and storage rooms, especially for wood (for thefireplace). The material chosen for the design of the building is wood, which comesmostly from forests in the Schlieremer region. The Trublerhütte is thus a suitable structure, not only because of itsrelationship with the surrounding forest, but also due to the material ofchoice that best enhances contact with the environment. The materials aremainly used in the rough. CopyHousing, Renovation•Schlieren, Switzerland Year:  Save this picture!Site PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessDyv-net, Dynamic Vertical Networks Proposal / JAPA ArchitectsUnbuilt ProjectThe City of Chicago Gets 3D PrintedArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Schlieren, Zurich, SwitzerlandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Sharelast_img read more

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Neighbourly Food service helps donations find a home

first_imgNeighbourly Food service helps donations find a home Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate Donated goods Charities and food banks are being invited to join a new national food re-distribution service.Neighbourly Food has been created by social platform Neighbourly.com and aims to solve both ends of the surplus food distribution challenge.To match food donations to causes, the service lets local charities, food banks and surplus recycling operations sign up for free to publicise their food requirements through the site. Businesses including retailers, supermarkets, grocers, manufacturers and food distributors also offer their surplus food resources on the site, showing what they have available, its location for collection and its expiry date.Marks & Spencer has already signed up to the service to support its national food redistribution scheme following a six-store pilot. It will use Neighbourly Food to connect all its stores with local food charities and help it meet its target of reducing food waste by 20 per cent by 2020.Luke McKeever, chief executive officer of Neighbourly said:“With over 288,000 tonnes of food wasted in the UK every week, UK business needs to play its part and do a better job of getting surplus food to the people who need it.  Our aim is to recruit more causes around the UK as well as more donating businesses. The more people participate, the more effective we can be.”center_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  43 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Melanie May | 14 December 2015 | Newslast_img read more

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The struggle for $15 an hour in Los Angeles

first_imgJohn ParkerWW photo: Brenda RyanExcerpts from the talk given by John Parker at the 2014 Workers World Party National Conference in New York City.This $15-an-hour ballot initiative in Los Angeles is about changing the relationship between capital and labor by establishing powerful workers’ assemblies throughout the country. In Los Angeles, it could strongly continue to empower low-wage workers and their fight for $15 and a union.This ballot initiative calls for the right of grassroots community organizations through the LA Workers’ Assembly to require that McDonalds, Walmart and other large employers allow educational forums on site.We see the potential for the unions to grow. The fight to stop the super exploitation of immigrant labor would also be strengthened and highlighted since this ballot classifies any immigrant detainees as employees eligible for the $15 minimum wage. Today they are forced to work for a dollar per day or less.The minimum wage increase put on the ballot in Oakland in November passed between 55 to 81 percent where they now will have a $15 minimum wage by 2018.Although that’s still too little, the time is now to ride the building progressive wave built by low-wage workers. The time is now to show the utmost solidarity in their demands for $15 and a union, and it shows that if this LA initiative gets on the ballot, it will also win.Although we have the endorsement of the United Teachers of Los Angeles and one of the largest church coalitions, Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace, the County Federation of Labor and other unions have a strategy to win a higher minimum wage which is years in the making and depends on kindred relationships with political forces, the Democratic Party and negotiations with businesses — all behind closed doors and excluding the forces in our class — they are not organizing or not in unions.Lenin warned the trade union movement about the dangers of isolating themselves and losing their potential power by not including the forces outside of the union movement: those people’s movements against police brutality or poverty or housing or equality.It’s that “behind-closed-doors” strategy that’s discouraging union rank-and-file members from what they would naturally be doing: jumping at the opportunity to direct union dues and union power to ensure the 62,000 signatures necessary to get this on the ballot in May. After all, it was the announcement of our official ballot that spooked the mayor into proposing $13.25 by 2017, and they know that.But we’re going to keep on reaching out to the rank and file.  We’re learning how to reach into our local communities in a deeper way to make this ballot initiative a household word. It may seem odd for us to fight so hard using the tool of bourgeois elections, but it’s really a crack in their system we’re exploiting, that we’re prying open even further to encourage the audacity to believe that workers have the right to determine the wages they make and the amount of surplus value they take.  Why leave the minimum wage up to politicians and their corporate sponsors?  We’re prying that crack open even further to encourage broader solidarity that taps into the communities that make up this growing force of low-wage workers — to allow light through to expose capitalism as a system that is unwilling to provide even the most basic necessities of life and is motivated only by profit through exploitation, police brutality as in Ferguson, East LA, Harlem, South Central. And once we bust through, baby, things ain’t never gonna be the same again. I would like to propose that we build upon that during the King celebration in LA in January, where 100,000 people will be marching to honor Dr. King.There are 4 million people in the city of LA. If we start an appeal to win $15 an hour and the building of a workers’ assembly, that would put workers’ issues at the forefront in LA.If we reach out to every neighborhood block club in South Central and East LA, every church, college campus and high school, and make this campaign viral with the help of our allies and rank-and-file union members and social media, can’t we get just 1,000 people to come to the King march and spend just a few hours getting 100 signatures each?I think we can, and our Party can help make that happen. Let’s give it a shot — and even if we miss our target by a little, imagine how spooked we will have made the powers that be and how credible, attractive and established the LA Workers’ Assembly will appear to low-wage workers and our class in general and how much more capable we will be in fighting the state’s economic and military police wars against our communities.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Part of the inspiration for this ballot comes from the struggle by the Civil Rights Movement that included Dr. King’s Poor People’s Campaign. Dr. King wanted to raise the minimum wage to $2, that would come to $15.57 today.last_img read more

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US forces arrest a journalist in Khost

first_imgNews June 3, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 US forces arrest a journalist in Khost Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures RSF_en “It is essential and urgent that coalition forces’ officials provide precise information about the reason they arrested this experienced reporter”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said. News June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on China April 27, 2021 Find out more The 28-year-old journalist, who is married, has worked for the independent radio station since 2004. Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders today called on US-led coalition forces to explain the arrest yesterday of Noorajan Bahir, of radio Killid in Khost, eastern Afghanistan, along with his two brothers.center_img Director of the Killid Group, Najiba Ayubi, told Reporters Without Borders that she was extremely worried: “We do not understand why he has been arrested or why it was done in this manner. They could summon him and this arrest was not necessary. We have not forgotten the awful case of journalist Jawed Ahmad (an Afghan reporter working for Canadian television, arrested by US forces and held for almost a year).” to go further China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Receive email alerts ChinaAsia – Pacific Organisation March 12, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific News Bahir was arrested by coalition forces and members of the Afghan military and is now reportedly being held in the NATO base at Bagh-e-Sara. Newslast_img read more

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New lab and swabbing pod will boost UHL COVID-19 testing capacity

first_imgCOVID-19 testing capacity at University Hospital Limerick will be boosted by 70%, with two new emergency construction projects that form a significant regional component of the Government’s national pandemic strategy.The works include a purpose-built COVID-19 laboratory (due for completion in early 2021), as well as a swabbing pod for hospital staff and pre-operative patients that opened this week.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Costing approximately €4m, the new COVID-19 lab will provide purpose-built physically separated areas for the four stages of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique for DNA analysis. When fully operational, the new lab will increase by 150 tests per day UHL’s existing daily test capacity of approximately 200-220 tests.With build-completion targeted for the end of January, and expected to become operational in Q1 of 2021, construction of the rapid-build modular laboratory commenced in mid-September, on a site to the rear of the hospital previously occupied by haemovigilance and quality portacabin offices.That portacabin accommodation has been repurposed and relocated for the COVID-19 swabbing pod that began operating this week. The pod is located immediately after the staff traffic barriers, to the side of the Nurses Home building at UHL.COVID-19 testing is the cornerstone of the Government’s public health approach to the pandemic, and the UHL projects are in line with national guidance specifically requiring an ongoing expansion of hospital laboratory testing.A centrepiece of the new COVID-19 laboratory will be the Abbott ‘Alinity M’ diagnostic instrument, a fully automated sample-to-result system, weighing in excess of a ton. The Alinity M, which has been purchased by the HSE, will facilitate an increase of 150 additional tests per day at UHL.Most of UHL’s COVID-19 testing equipment is temporarily located in the laboratory of the Clinical Education and Research Centre (CERC). When operational, the new lab will centrally house all this COVID-19 equipment, including another recently received test platform, the Luminex Aries, which will provide random access rapid test capacity.A complement to PCR batch tests that have a fixed number of test runs per day, Luminex Aries testing can be conducted on a needs basis, performing up to 14 tests per run with results available within two hours. The instrument is currently undergoing validation tests on site in UHL.Rapid testing provides a significant degree of flexibility for COVID testing at UHL, where the highest priority is patients admitted through the Emergency Department with suspected COVID. Earlier availability of test results facilitates swifter decisions on isolation, and earlier activation of treatment options for confirmed COVID-19 patients.Luminex is an alternative supply chain to the existing UHL rapid test system, GeneXpert, whose manufacturer had reoriented some European supplies of test kits to regions of the globe where the pandemic was relatively uncontrolled.The Luminex test kit and instrument supply chain was established through the National Clinical Program for Pathology, and its COVID-19 lead, Beaumont Hospital-based Immunologist, Dr Mary Keoghan.Dr Patrick Stapleton, Consultant Microbiologist at UHL, said: “The UHL laboratory operates one of the busiest hospital COVID testing services in the country. Staff in the UHL serology and microbiology laboratories, supported by all laboratory disciplines, have built from scratch a COVID testing service that has consistently delivered fast, accurate test results for people attending UL Hospitals and for people in the local community.“The recent welcome developments in buildings and equipment will allow our staff to continue to meet the intense demand by automating some labour-intensive steps in COVID diagnostics, and will permit further expansion in test capacity. The move to a purpose-built laboratory will greatly enhance molecular laboratory diagnostic capacity in the Mid-West during the pandemic and beyond.”Tina Fitzgerald, Head of Unscheduled Care at UHL, welcomed the completion of the swabbing pod, which, she said, would give the hospital greater control in ensuring the safety of patients and staff during the challenging Winter ahead.“We already have a COVID-19 Screening Team in place, managing the ordering of swabs for pre-operative patients and staff close contacts, as well as the contact tracing and triage process. The Swabbing Pod complements this team, and allows us to manage the entire process in-house.“Although COVID will present challenges to the hospital this Winter, having the capacity to manage swabbing for our pre-operative patients and staff will assist in ensuring the safety of patients and staff in the hospital,” she said. Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live LimerickNewsNew lab and swabbing pod will boost UHL COVID-19 testing capacityBy Staff Reporter – October 21, 2020 195 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post WhatsApp Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin Facebookcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Advertisement Twitter Previous articleRichard Harris International Film Festival PostponedNext articleCian Lynch looking to ‘bring joy to people’s lives’ ahead of Munster opener Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

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OHS top 2 take different routesGraduation is Friday night at Ratliff Stadium

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Carlos Garcia and Kathryn Spickermann are the top two students at Odessa High School. Garcia is ranked 1 and Spickermann is ranked 2. Odessa High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian took different routes to their status, but they made it to the top of their class.Carlos Garcia, 17, is the valedictorian, and Kathryn Spickermann, 18, is the salutatorian.Commencement is set for 8:30 p.m. Friday at Ratliff Stadium.  Garcia plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin and study civil engineering. He hopes to start his own company, or work for the state. He plans to stay in Austin, or move to San Antonio or the Dallas area.Spickermann also is heading to UT Austin to major in international relations and studies. She would like to join the diplomatic corps and perhaps become an ambassador.Being in the top 10 and valedictorian, Garcia said, is barely sinking in.“My mom always wanted to sit down there for the top 10 graduation. It always just stuck to me. I wanted to get there. I accomplished that,” Garcia said.“Since junior high, I’ve been keeping my grades up so I was kind of expecting it, but I was very eager whenever they announced second and first,” he added.The first time he met Spickermann was freshman year and they had a world geography class together. But Spickermann took the International Baccalaureate pathway, “so we kind of separated there,” but the last days of school, he was getting to know her better.Among the top 10 students, Garcia said, there was competition.“We were all asking who’s who; what rank are you? Always trying to know who was in what rank …,” Garcia said.Ultimately, he wants to build roads and bridges. He said his grandfather works for Jones Brothers and his father works for the Texas Department of Transportation as a project manager.“I’m excited,” Garcia said of commencement. “I can’t wait for graduation to come. I’m going to have to do a speech in front of around 15,000 people.”Through Carlos, Garcia’s mother, Juanita Garcia, said she always trusted in her son and is very happy about his achievement.Spickermann said she got interested in joining the diplomatic corps because of her love of history. Because history is intertwined with politics, she knew she wanted to pursue something in government.“… But I didn’t want to run for president or senate or anything. I feel like diplomats have a very unique and really cool job, especially with keeping peace …,” Spickermann said.She added that she is very excited to be in the top two and has worked very hard for it.  “Although the speech is kind of scary,” she said.Spickermann said there wasn’t much competition for her among the top students.“I mostly worked hard for myself. I didn’t really compare myself to others and then Carlos and I are completely different classes and I feel like our class work and workloads in general are very uncomparable. We both have a lot of things that are stressful. ..,” Spickermann said.Her advice for students who want to make the top 10 is time management.“And realizing that if you want success, you do have to work for it; and just think, you may be suffering now but that will turn out in the end,” Spickermann said.Her mother Lorraine Spickermann said Kathryn has “done a fabulous job.”“She’s worked long and hard for this,” Lorraine Spickermann said. WhatsApp Twitter Facebook OHS top 2 take different routesGraduation is Friday night at Ratliff Stadiumcenter_img TAGS  Pinterest Local News Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Previous articlePerformanceNext articleoat052919 Hitch_T20190522 Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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