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first_imgNorovirus Visitor Restrictions Tightened at UHL Facebook NewsEducationFree online health care made available for college studentsBy Staff Reporter – February 5, 2018 1685 TAGSCollegeGPIrish Medical CouncilMichael KerriganVideoDoc Limerick GPs will not turn women away Print Twitter WhatsApp Linkedin Under-40s need measles vaccine as cases climb center_img 374,000 USI student members to have access to free online GP consultationsVideoDoc, the Irish leading digital healthcare provider, is announcing their 7 day a week online GP service will be provided free of charge to all 374,000 student members of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI). The service will be available free from today until the end of the academic year (June 2018).The partnership, which is potentially worth several million euro to the Irish student population, is being launched as part of Healthy Living Week, a USI initiative to promote health & wellbeing in their 37 campuses across the island of Ireland.Speaking at the launch Michael Kerrigan, USI President said “We are delighted to partner with VideoDoc to provide free GP healthcare to our members. With the high cost of living and accommodation being the main factor in student poverty, our students can now rest assured that if they get sick they can save money on a GP visit with VideoDoc.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mr Kerrigan went on to say, “USI Healthy Living Week is part of our month long health and wellbeing campaign making sure students are educated and enabled to look after their own physical and mental health. This no-cost service will help students, and save them money.”VideoDoc is an Irish company that offers online GP services in Ireland and the UK. Using the VideoDoc App or the VideoDoc website, patients with a desktop or mobile device can log on from anywhere, including their sickbed, office or hotel room and see a GP.Each doctor is registered with the Irish Medical Council . “With VideoDoc we’ve created a GP service that cares not only about patients health but also about their time, convenience and money. Being able to get a quality medical consultation with a local GP anytime between 8am and 10pm, 7 days a week, free for USI students is a revolution in GP healthcare” said Mary O’Brien, CEO and co-founder of VideoDoc.“Our experience of general practice is that about 70% of all GP visits can be treated online. Students who need to see a Doctor but are far from their family GP, or too busy to attend a surgery between regular 9 – 5 working hours can now log on from anywhere and be treated within minutes” she concluded.More about education here. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Schools and colleges to close on Thursday and Friday Previous articleLimerick TD announces that €774,095 has been allocated to 140 schools for ICT equipmentNext articleFamous American attorney to lecture at UL Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Crisis pending as Limerick family doctors face retirement Advertisement 13 schools and colleges in Limerick awarded a Kindness Flag last_img read more

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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Three Long Islanders have been arrested for allegedly conspiring to sell untraceable assault rifles known as “ghost guns” which are weapons built from spare parts—the first such case in New York State, authorities said.Thomas Weber, Antonio Himonitis and his wife, Diana Collins, were charged Thursday with criminal sale of a firearm and conspiracy. Himonitis and Collins were also charged with endangering the welfare of a child for allegedly assembling the guns while a child was in their Suffolk County home.“Ghost guns are the next frontier of illegal firearm trafficking,” said State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. “The allegations against these defendants show just how easy it is for criminals to make completely untraceable, military-grade firearms.”Prosecutors alleged Himonitis and Weber hatched the plot while serving prison time together. Then Himonitis and Collins ordered gun parts from different firearms manufacturers nationwide and used them to assemble at least a dozen “ghost guns.”An undercover investigator met with Weber while the suspect was incarcerated at Nassau County jail, where Weber allegedly said that he and Himonitis could acquire AR-10 rifles that would sell for $5,000 each, prosecutors said.The day that Himonitis was released from jail in May, the investigator met with him at a hotel in Uniondale, where they set up the purchase of 12 fully-functional “ghost guns” over a two-month span, authorities said.The key component involved in the weapons’ assembly is the lower receiver, the part of the gun that fires the bullet and the only gun part that is considered a firearm under federal regulations. The suspects in the case allegedly ordered incomplete lower receivers that are only considered a piece of metal. Then they modified the parts with a special tool so the firearms were fully functioning, according to investigators. Such firearms lack serial numbers, making them an untraceable “ghost gun.”The joint investigation with state police and the attorney general’s Organized Crime Task Force was dubbed “Operation Ghostbusters.”The trio is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Suffolk County court. If convicted, they face up to 25 years in prison.last_img read more

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first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter June 29, 2017 Governor Wolf Signs Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill into Lawcenter_img Bill Signing,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today signed Senate Bill 8, sponsored by Sen. Mike Folmer, into law as Act 13 of 2017. The bipartisan bill reforms asset forfeitures, which are civil proceedings against property that allow law enforcement to take possession of property of certain persons suspected of crime.“While I support further reforms to expand the role of a criminal conviction in asset forfeiture, this bill is a step forward to create higher burdens of proof imposed on the seizure of private property by the government,” Governor Wolf said. “Further, the bill increases transparency and accountability for law enforcement organizations and protects property owners who are not directly involved in a suspected criminal act. In divided government, we must recognize the value of bipartisan progress, while continue to advocate for greater reform.”The new law creates significant changes to civil asset forfeiture in Pennsylvania in several key areas, including:Higher burdens of proof imposed on the Commonwealth;Protection for third-party owners by placing an additional burden of proof on the Commonwealth;Improved transparency in auditing and reporting;Specific and additional protection in real property cases by prohibiting the pre-forfeiture seizure of real property without a hearing, and;An extra level of protection for anyone acquitted of a related crime who is seeking the return of their property.last_img read more

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first_imgBayern beats Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 to win 6th European Cup The European Cup joins the Bundesliga trophy — won for an eighth successive season and the German Cup.Bayern joins deposed champion Liverpool as six-time champions of Europe, only behind AC Milan (seven) and Real Madrid (13).___More AP soccer https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports August 23, 2020 As the costly front three were frustrated in front of goal, it was instead a winger who grew up in Paris and started his career at PSG who inflicted the blow.The 24-year-old Coman ghosted in at the far post unchecked by the PSG defense and was ready to meet a cross from Joshua Kimmich in the 59th minute. The singing PSG contingent around the directors’ box was silenced in a stadium that was largely empty due to coronavirus restrictions.It completed an incredible transformation this season under Hansi Flick, who took charge in November with Bayern fourth in the Bundesliga. The season is now over — three months later than planned due to the coronavirus pandemic pause in play — with Bayern treble winners. center_img Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLISBON, Portugal (AP) — Kingsley Coman headed Bayern Munich to a sixth Champions League title on Sunday, scoring against boyhood club Paris Saint-Germain to seal a 1-0 victory in the first final to be played without fans.While Bayern won its first final since 2013, PSG has yet to lift the European Cup despite more than $1 billion being spent on players in nine years.More than $500 million was spent on Neymar, Kylian Mbappé and Angel Di Maria but PSG looked far from formidable or threatening against the Bavarian giants who felt more assured on European club football’s biggest stage.last_img read more

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first_imgEXETER, England (AP):Brad Smith scored for Liverpool in the 73rd minute as the English Premier League side twice hit back to draw 2-2 with fourth-tier Exeter in the FA Cup yesterday.Liverpool have never lost to fourth-tier opposition but were just 17 minutes away from making unwanted history.Tom Nichols put Exeter ahead in the ninth minute and despite Jerome Sinclair’s equaliser three minutes later, the hosts retook the lead on half-time through Lee Holmes. Smith then got the second equaliser for Juergen Klopp’s side.”It’s obvious what we have to learn in the future,” Klopp said to the BBC. “We have to be more robust. It was a difficult pitch. Exeter did really well. Maybe they know which part of the pitch you can play football. It was really difficult for us. On one-on-one situations they were more robust than our guys.”Klopp selected a squad that had 17 changes from the League Cup semi-final victory at Stoke on Tuesday against a side 76 places beneath them.Exeter went ahead when Nichols stretched for a low pass across goal from Jamie Reid and poked the ball into the bottom corner.Liverpool were level three minutes later when Exeter did not clear the ball and Sinclair steered it low past goalkeeper Robert Olejnik.Christian Ribeiro headed wide when unmarked for Exeter who retook the lead on half-time when Holmes scored direct from a corner after Liverpool goalkeeper Adam Bogdan misjudged the flight of the ball.Olejnik pushed a firm header from Christian Benteke over the bar and Liverpool equalised again when Smith hit a first-time shot into the net.last_img read more

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first_imgFERNDALE >> Considering how long he has been on the Ferndale sidelines, seeing head coach Kim Jorgensen dial up a trick play or two over the course of a game.On Saturday, they also proved to be vital to the Wildcats’ success.Jorgensen went into his bag of tricks on a handful of occasions to compliment a Wildcats ground game that carried the load offensively in Ferndale’s 27-9 win over St. Helena at Coach Carlson Wildcat Field in the first round of the North Coast Section Division V playoffs.“ …last_img read more

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first_imgN.K.P. Salve: Ambitious plansLess colourful than the vivid telecast of the closing of the Asian Games in New Delhi last fortnight, is the controversy regarding Doordarshan’s future plans to go colour. Rumours that colour television would be abandoned after Asiad aroused sharp protests from (both Indian manufacturers of colour TV,N.K.P. Salve: Ambitious plansLess colourful than the vivid telecast of the closing of the Asian Games in New Delhi last fortnight, is the controversy regarding Doordarshan’s future plans to go colour. Rumours that colour television would be abandoned after Asiad aroused sharp protests from (both Indian manufacturers of colour TV sets and consumers, especially from the select tribe of 70,000 to 100,000 importers of colour sets who took advantage of the Open General Licence (OGL) till the embargo date of December 4. With the protests growing louder daily – the Indian TV Manufacturers’ Association took strong issue with the Government – and individual buyers dismissing the advent of colour TV as “a 15-day wonder”, it took Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting (I&B)( N.K.P. Salve’s reassurance that Doordarshan, in fact, would stick to colour to partially soothe all the concerned parties.Said Salve: “We have the know-how and the infrastructure. Therefore, colour transmission will be continued, but its duration may not be as long as it was during Asiad.”Within a few days, I&B Secretary S.B. Lal sought to answer the question everyone was asking: how much of Doordarshan’s daily telecasting would be in colour? According to Lal, 25 to 30 per cent of telecasting time everyday, for an hour to 90 minutes, would be in colour and the remaining in black and white till the next six months when the percentage would rise to 50-50. To be able to switch completely to colour, Doordarshan would have to spend an additional Rs 25 crore on converting the 10 existing production studios to colour. The figure seems exceptionally high, given the Plan expenditure for Doordarshan, which is approximately Rs 14 crore this year.Selective Broadcasts: Meanwhile colour production would, be provided by the four special outstation broadcast (OB) vans bought for the Asiad and worth Rs 10 crore. Transferred to production centres in Delhi, Calcutta, Jullundur and Bombay, each van can provide programmes for three-and-a-half hours a week. This negligible time would be supplemented by transferring the ever-popular Sunday-night feature films and film-based programmes like Chitrahaar to video cassettes with the aid of equipment borrowed from the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC). But, according to Lal, the 40 to 50 per cent colour transmissions promised within the next six months won’t be possible till four sets of special telecine equipment capable of transferring 35 mm colour film to video cassettes is acquired at a cost of Rs 3.2 crore for the four major centres. In addition, he says, colour-compatible equipment will be installed at the four new studios planned at Ahmedabad, Gauhati, Bangalore and Trivandrum.While I&B Ministry officials reel off the pleasures of watching Bombay movies and movie song-and-dance sequences in colour – in addition to the sports telecast, quiz programme or Krishi Darshan – critics of the scheme think that Indian TV, in colour or not, will end up being what it started out as: a hand-maiden of the commercial film industry. Lal counters this argument by offering highlights such as the current India-Pakistan Test Series, the Ninth International Film Festival, the Republic Day Parade and the non-aligned summit – all in colour.Still, it seems poor recompense for viewers who have spent up to Rs 8,000 for an Indian colour set and an average of Rs 15,000 for importing a foreign one. As one puts it: “Since colour TV in India seems to be so slow on the uptake it’s best to save your pennies and buy a video cassette recorder (VCR).” And the truth is, most of the estimated 70,000 to 100,000 importers of foreign TV sets have exactly that in mind: chucking Doordarshan’s bumbling long-range plans to go colour they are jamming the bylanes of Karol Bagh or Colaba, where brand-new smuggled VCR’s are available for anywhere between Rs 18,000 and Rs 20,000.advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgThe Obama administration’s plan for shuttering the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay released Tuesday offered no new information for defense communities anxious to learn which installations DOD was eyeing to house prisoners that would be relocated from Cuba.Officials identified 13 potential facilities in the United States — including federal and state prisons, as well as military installations — for the purpose of preparing a cost estimate, but the plan neither names them nor recommends a specific site.“Based on past reviews and a 2015 survey of potential detention locations in the United States, the Department of Defense determined that, with modifications, a variety of Department of Defense, Bureau of Prisons, and state prison facilities could safely, securely, and humanely house Guantanamo detainees for the purpose of military commissions and continued law of war detention,” the plan states.Last year, DOD teams surveyed the disciplinary barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; the Naval Consolidated Brig in Charleston, S.C., a federal supermax facility in Florence, Colo.; and the Colorado State Penitentiary II in Canon City. Officials also considered building a brand new prison at a DOD facility, according to the plan.“As part of the assessment process, the Department of Defense examined ways to split the detainee population between sites, but concluded that a single detention center was the most efficient course of action,” the plans states.At a Pentagon press briefing that followed President Obama’s White House introduction of the plan, press secretary Peter Cook said the names of some of the 13 locations possibly may be revealed during the dialogue with Congress over the issue.“At this point, we don’t anticipate releasing those names publicly, in part because this conversation has just begun with Congress, but it could be something that comes up during the course of those conversations,” Cook told reporters. Some of the information may be classified, he added.When asked why the plan didn’t recommend a single location, Cook said officials first needed lawmakers to offer their input on possible locations.“There are details here that matter, and we want Congress’ input on issues about whether a remote location or locating a facility like this on an existing DOD property, whether or not there’s a preference there,” Cook responded.“Congress is going to have to decide ultimately … whether this plan moves forward and in what shape, but we think we’ve presented with them a pathway, a range of options, if you will, cost options based on a DOD facility, a greenfield facility, a facility perhaps that’s not at a DOD location,” he said.And while reporters repeatedly pointed out the overwhelming opposition to the administration’s plan from congressional Republicans, Cook said the plan offers an opportunity for the administration and lawmakers to jumpstart a discussion on the best way to close the Guantánamo prison.“We think there is the opportunity to engage with Congress now, consider what these options are, what the costs are, what the benefits are, what the potential negatives might be with regard to each and every one of these potential locations and that that will present an opportunity to … advance this,” Cook stated. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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