Joe McDonagh Cup fixtures for Laois hurlers confirmed by the GAA

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp By Siun Lennon – 19th April 2019 Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Although the fixture details and round meetings were announced by the GAA last October, they have only just officially announced the confirmed times and venues for each clash.The Laois hurlers will begin their 2019 Joe McDonagh Cup campaign with a trip to neighbours Offaly on Saturday May 11 at 7pm.Unlike 2018, when there were six teams, this time there are only five – Laois, Offaly, Westmeath, Antrim and Kerry.Laois are away to Offaly in Round 1, at home to Antrim in Round 2, have a bye in Round 3 before travelling to Kerry in Round 4 and finishing up at home to Westmeath in the final round.This will be the first time that Offaly have competed in the Joe McDonagh competition, while last year’s winners, Carlow, have been promoted to the Leinster championship for this year.The hurlers received a massive boost this week as it was revealed that Ross King has returned to the side for the Joe McDonagh campaign.The top two teams from the five-team group will contest the Joe McDonagh Cup final which will again will be played as a curtain raiser to the 2019 Leinster final in Croke Park.The winner will be promoted to the Leinster championship in 2020 and the two finalists will also play in an All Ireland qualifier game against the 3rd placed team in Munster or Leinster.Fixture details as follows: Saturday May 11Offaly V Laois,Bord Na Mona O’ Connor Park at 7pmSaturday May 18Laois V AntrimO’Moore Park at 3pmSaturday June 8Kerry V LaoisAustin Stack Park, Tralee at 3pmSaturday June 15Laois V WestmeathO’Moore Park at 3pmSEE ALSO – Borris-Kilcotton hurlers go top of division 1 with strong win over The Harps Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA Facebook Joe McDonagh Cup fixtures for Laois hurlers confirmed by the GAA GAA WhatsApp Pinterest GAA Previous articleLarge Portlaoise estate, ‘forgotten and neglected’Next articleIn Pictures: Youngsters have a spring in their step at the Laois GAA Easter Camp Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Facebook Twitter Home Sport GAA Joe McDonagh Cup fixtures for Laois hurlers confirmed by the GAA SportGAAHurlingLaois Senior Hurling Team Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSJoe McDonagh CupLaois senior hurlersLaois senior hurling team 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

Portlaoise’s first independent study centre for secondary students set to open in September

first_img By LaoisToday Reporter – 12th August 2019 Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The centre offers rolling monthly rental of desks.“Each student will have their own designated desk,” said Monica.“We offer places on a rolling monthly basis so once you are booked in for the month. That desk is theirs, it provides a space that feels personal to them.”The centre features large office sized desks with dividers between units as well as tea and coffee making facilities and adult supervision.There are two options for the centre for both junior cycle and senior cycle students.Junior cycle students can attend from 4.30pm to 6.30pm each day at a cost of just €30 per week. Senior students have the option of 4.30 – 9pm with a break from 6.30 to 7 for just €50 per week.Monica  also provides an after school facility called “The Hive”  for primary school students in Kealew Business Park just around the corner.“I also recognised there is a childcare grey area for parents who have children both in primary and secondary school, we can cater to those families too by having both facilities within a stones throw of each other, meaning there is one pick up point in the evenings with the added benefit of facilitating study for the older kids”Opening at the start of September the study centre will have a limited number of spaces available so get in quickly to reserve your spot.You can get in touch by email [email protected] call 085 1513099 or find them on Facebook here.For enquiries on “The Hive” primary afterschool email [email protected] call 05786 21062 or find them on Facebook here.SEE ALSO – Check out the dedicated jobs section on LaoisToday.ie TAGSMonica DelaneyPortlaoise Study Centre Twitter Opening in September Portlaoise Study Centre in Kealew Business Park is set to offer an exciting new option for secondary school students and their parents seeking the perfect study environment.A brand new concept for the area, the study centre is laid out office style with large desks which can be “rented” by the month.Speaking to the founder Monica Delaney she says of the centre, “The idea was born out of speaking to people I know who said they struggled to find a focused environment for their children to study.”“I wanted to look at creating a place that was calming, distraction free and comfortable, to provide the optimum conditions for these young adults to have a supervised study environment that allows them to thrive” Pinterest Home Sponsored Portlaoise’s first independent study centre for secondary students set to open in… Sponsored Facebook Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Twittercenter_img GAA Pinterest Previous articleFootball Team of the Week following the conclusion of Round 2Next article1,000 Laois students set to receive their Leaving Cert results tomorrow LaoisToday Reporter Facebook WhatsApp GAA GAA WhatsApp 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Portlaoise’s first independent study centre for secondary students set to open in Septemberlast_img read more

In Pictures: Laois school awarded grant for new harps as part of Music Network scheme

first_img TAGSMusic Generation LaoisRath NS Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date By LaoisToday Reporter – 30th April 2021 In Pictures: Laois school awarded grant for new harps as part of Music Network scheme Facebook Electric Picnic Home News Education In Pictures: Laois school awarded grant for new harps as part of… NewsEducation Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Previous articleLaois man set to lead Irish Defence Forces on latest peace-keeping mission in the LebanonNext articleREVEALED: Our choice of the top 25 TikTok-ers in Laois LaoisToday Reporter Electric Picnic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twittercenter_img Music Generation Laois Harp Programme in Rath NS. Pupils with Tommy Fitzgerald, Principal Rath N.S. and Siobhan Buckley, Music Generation Laois with harps provided by Music Generation Laois to Rath N.S. as part of the MGL Harp Programme.Picture: Alf Harvey Rath National School near Ballybrittas this week received three new harps, under the Music Network Music Capital Scheme. Rath National School established a harp programme in partnership with Music Generation Laois in 2012. Since then the programme has gone from strength to strength, with young harpers performing at many notable events including, Music Generation Laois’ annual Schools’ Out for Summer Concert in The Heritage Hotel Killenard, and in the Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise. Young harpers from Rath NS have taken part in Nobber Harp Festival in Meath on numerous occasions and also have travelled to Edinburgh International Harp Festival.Siobhan Buckley, Harp Tutor from Music Generation Laois, works with 29 young harpers from Rath National School each week. Speaking about the special delivery the school received this week, Siobhan commented , “The young people I work with each week in Rath are a super bunch of young harpers.“They work so hard, and have made the absolute best of the challenges we have all faced since March 2020. “I’m thrilled for Rath NS that they now own their own harps. In addition, the school now has a dedicated space for music classes where the harps will be situated!”Young people from Laois and neighbouring counties can sign up to the Music Generation Laois harp programme, and attend classes in Laois Music Centre, Portlaoise – harps are provided and fees are heavily subsidised to make taking part really accessible. A range of instruments and opportunities are available, from rock bands, trad programmes, drumming, and The Music Box, a programme for children and young people with special needs. Laois schools can sign up to take part in programmes with Music Generation Laois. See musicgenerationlaois.ie or email [email protected] or call 057 8681782Music Generation Laois is a performance music education programme for children in the county. It is part of Laois Offaly Education and Training Board, and supported locally by Laois County Council. Nationally Music Generation Laois is part of Music Generation, Ireland’s National Music Education Programme, initiated by Music Network and co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds and the Department of Education and Skills. Since Music Generation Laois started in 2012, they have invested in over €120,000 in an instrument bank for the county.  WhatsApp SEE ALSO – New cafe to open at popular Glenbarrow Falls ahead of tearooms development Pinterest Council Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 monthslast_img read more

Support Grows for Indigent Housing Initiative

first_imgRelatedSupport Grows for Indigent Housing Initiative Support Grows for Indigent Housing Initiative UncategorizedNovember 5, 2008 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Organisations and churches have been showing their support for the Indigent Housing Scheme through contributions, with a major donation coming from communications giant, Digicel Jamaica, which has pledged $500,000.The Scheme was launched in July by Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, with responsibility for Local Government Reform, Robert Montague.In July of this year, churches across the island were asked to take up a special collection to support those registered poor and in dire need of reasonable shelter. This was followed up by the commitment of $500,000 by the Digicel Foundation in August.The next milestone in the Indigent Housing Programme, according to Minister Montague, is scheduled to take place on November 20, when he will be hosting a breakfast meeting for private sector interests, who will be asked to donate to this project. At that time, Digicel is expected to present its commitment in the form of a cheque.Members of Parliament, in the meantime, have requested a list of the registered poor in their respective constituencies, in order to support the project through the Constituency Development Fund (CDF). Under the Fund, each Member of Parliament receives $40 million per year, some of which is earmarked for social housing.Minister Montague has also appealed to members of the Jamaican Diaspora to contribute to the Fund, which is intended to raise $50 million to provide care for Jamaica’s indigent.Speaking at a Town Hall Meeting in Toronto, Canada, recently, the Minister explained that there are two categories of indigent persons in Jamaica. He listed them as those persons without homes of their own who reside in infirmaries, and others who live in their own homes, but who require and receive assistance from the state.The Minister explained that some of the houses in which these people live are in a state of disrepair, while others are actually falling apart, hence the appeal for contributions to the Indigent Housing Fund. RelatedSupport Grows for Indigent Housing Initiativecenter_img Advertisements RelatedSupport Grows for Indigent Housing Initiativelast_img read more

CU Business Professor To Receive Hazel Barnes Faculty Prize

first_imgG. Dale Meyer, an internationally renowned business professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has been selected to receive the Hazel Barnes Prize, the campus’ highest honor for teaching and research. The prize includes an engraved University Medal and cash award of $20,000. Chancellor Richard L. Byyny announced that Meyer, who helped establish CU-Boulder’s highly ranked entrepreneurship program, will be recognized during commencement exercises May 15 in Folsom Stadium. “As a teacher and a scholar, Professor Meyer sets a high standard in the world of academe,” Byyny said. “And, moving beyond campus boundaries, he has forged mutually supportive alliances with the business community that benefit our students and faculty as well as the marketplace.” In the early 1990s, Meyer was instrumental in creating the Center for Entrepreneurship, co-sponsored by the College of Business and Administration and the College of Engineering and Applied Science. The center has been ranked in the nation’s top 25 for the past three years. The popular program, which includes courses at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels, attracts students with opportunities to engage in internships and develop “real-world” business plans — often leading to post-graduation job offers. Meyer, who joined the business faculty as an assistant professor in 1970, now holds the Anderson Professorship of Strategy and Entrepreneurial Development. He has received numerous teaching awards at CU, including President’s Teaching Scholar in 1990 and Graduate Professor of the Year in 1997 by vote of the graduating MBA class. In 1995, he was named a Price-Babson Fellow by the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Babson College. Meyer is a prolific scholar with 50 refereed journal articles, 58 refereed papers and 15 invited papers at professional conferences, and 52 technical reports to his credit. He has won two “best journal article” awards and five “best paper proceedings” awards. He has served as president, vice president, chair or board member of 17 professional associations and served on numerous committees and panels. In addition, Meyer has served on two boards of directors for minority business development organization and is a past chair of the board of directors of the Boulder Chamber of Commerce. In 1986, Meyer was chosen as a Boulder County Pacesetter in Business by the Boulder Daily Camera. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and psychology from Northwestern University, a master’s in economics from Northern Illinois University, and a doctorate in business from the University of Iowa. The largest single faculty award funded by the university, the Hazel Barnes Prize is the university’s highest recognition for the integration of research and teaching excellence. Meyer is the seventh Hazel Barnes Prize recipient, joining Klaus Timmerhaus of chemical engineering (1992), Reginald Saner of English (1993), David Prescott of MCD biology (1994), Michael Grant of EPO biology (1995), John “Jack” Kelso of anthropology (1996), and Jane Bock of EPO biology (1997). The prize was established in 1991 by former Chancellor James Corbridge in honor of philosophy Professor Emerita Hazel Barnes to recognize “the enriching interrelationship between teaching and research.” Barnes, a renowned teacher from 1943 until her retirement in 1986, is internationally known for her interpretation of the work of French philosopher Jean Paul Sartre. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: April 21, 1998 last_img read more

CU-Boulder Closing At 2 P.M Today, Will Resume Operations At 6 A.M. Saturday

first_imgThe University of Colorado at Boulder campus is closing today at 2 p.m. for all but essential employees due to hazardous weather conditions, according to Provost and Acting Chancellor Phil DiStefano. The campus will resume normal business operations and previously scheduled activities at 6 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6. The CU basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 6, at 2 p.m. is currently planned to proceed as scheduled. For updates on the Jan. 6 game go to CUBuffs.com or call 1- (800) 49BUFFS. People planning to attend the game are encouraged to assess travel conditions and exercise good judgment and caution. For additional campus closure information people are advised to monitor news reports and check for information posted on the CU-Boulder Web site at www.colorado.edu and the CU-Boulder Info Line at (303) 492-5500. No classes will be affected by the closure. Spring semester classes at CU-Boulder will begin on Jan. 16. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Jan. 4, 2007 last_img read more

Mental Health and Entrepreneurship: A deep dive March 6

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: March 2, 2018 Join several panelists for an open discussion on the realities of why entrepreneurs may struggle with mental health and to clear up some misconceptions and stigmas often attached to mental health. The event, titled “Mental Health and Entrepreneurship,” will be held March 6 at the Village Center and will include personal stories, expert information and a Q&A.If you goWho: Open to the publicWhat: “Mental Health and Entrepreneurship” panel discussionWhen: Tuesday, March 6, 5:30–7 p.m.Where: Village Center Dining and Community Commons, Conference Room CMany entrepreneurs take risks, suffer setbacks and deal with an enormous amount of decisions and stressors on a daily basis. Recent news stories have reported some of the most acclaimed and successful entrepreneurs, at times, have suffered from debilitating anxiety and depression.”Entrepreneurs deal with more than the daily grind of work. They often have more going on behind the scenes, including the many stresses and unknowns that come with being an entrepreneur, and so this is a topic we wanted to bring out into the open for discussion,” said Sarabeth Berk, director of CU Boulder’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative.About the speakersLance PowersPowers is a founder of Open Labs, where he uses his experience as an entrepreneur to help a thriving community of people impacted by brain health (mental health) build a world where people with brain disorders have the hope they need to live openly. He is also a proud CU Boulder alumni!Powers was a star student and leader on track for success when his world ground to a halt after he woke up in the hospital and was diagnosed with a brain disorder. He fought his way back to recovery and used the very same skills he learned from coping with his disorder to found a company with $5 million in revenue in five years, before pursuing his dream at Open Labs.Jake HurwitzHurwitz is a recent graduate from the Leeds Scholars Program at the Leeds School of Business. Currently, he is the vice president of branding at Boulder Bits and the former founder and CEO at Eyesight Collective. Ranked among the top seven entrepreneurs under 25 in Colorado, his background in design and branding combined with his obsession with entrepreneurship has led him to success.Amanda PenningtonPennington is the project manager for technology and campus mental health work at the National Mental Health Innovation Center, Anschutz Medical Campus. She earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Denver, where she founded a student mental-health advocacy organization, helped the university secure the Garrett Lee Smith Suicide Prevention Grant and was a founding member of the university’s Mental Health Task Force.She is passionate about technology for mental health, stigma reduction, suicide prevention and mental health education.Peggy HillHill is deputy director of the National Mental Health Innovation Center at Anschutz Medical Campus. She is a passionate advocate for mental health promotion and early intervention.Hill previously served as chief operations officer of the Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council and chief strategic relations officer with the national office of Nurse-Family Partnership. She holds a master’s degree in counseling and human development from Purdue University with an emphasis on community organization and change.Debbie BoeldtBoeldt joined the National Mental Health Innovation Center in 2017. After graduating with a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from CU Boulder, she pursued experiences in both industry and research positions focused on digital health. She is passionate about integrating technology-based approaches into mental health, specifically in improving the effectiveness of existing empirically supported approaches.Matt TomatzTomatz is the outreach services lead for Counseling and Psychiatric Services at CU Boulder. He also serves as a psychotherapist at CAPS and in private practice. Tomatz often works with creative individuals to support them in pursuing entrepreneurial endeavors. He is excited about helping people merge their passion with purpose and to live with meaning while bringing fruition to innovative ideas.Categories:Lectures & PresentationsEvents & Exhibitslast_img read more

Mathematician using Facebook data in the fight against COVID-19

first_imgCU Boulder researcher Daniel Larremore has never held a nasal swab and doesn’t wear scrubs. Instead, he relies on math to track the spread of human diseases. This week, Larremore and several colleagues from Colorado joined a nationwide study that seeks to use social media data to better understand how coronavirus cases might grow and travel in the coming weeks. The COVID-19 Mobility Data Network will draw on huge volumes of anonymized location information supplied by Facebook to follow how groups of people move from spot to spot over time. That will allow researchers like Larremore, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and in the BioFrontiers Institute, to build maps that show where people are still traveling in the age of social distancing. It’s totally anonymous and designed with privacy as a top priority, he said. “You can’t tell anything about individual mobility since Facebook gives us only anonymized and aggregated data,” said Larremore. “But we will be able to see, for example, how many people went from Jefferson County to Boulder County last week and compare it to how many people made the same trip several weeks ago.”He and his colleagues will soon provide these maps to local public health leaders on a daily basis so that they can craft more efficient policies around how to slow the spread of the virus.  The Colorado team includes Ryan Layer, an assistant professor in computer science at CU Boulder; Bailey Fosdick of Colorado State University; and Paul Doherty of the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS (NAPSG). The overall effort is led by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School and Direct Relief and includes scientists from across the country.Larremore talked with CU Boulder Today about what complex mathematical equations, or numerical “models,” can reveal about pathogens, and what may lie in store for Colorado.You approach human diseases from a different angle than people might normally expect—through the lens of mathematics. What can this approach tell us about epidemics?Historically, the math has helped us to understand the mechanisms by which diseases are spread. With Ebola, for example, the models helped us understand how transmission was occurring—in that case, through bodily fluids. With malaria, researchers named Ronald Ross and George Macdonald discovered that the disease spread through mosquitoes. They wrote down the model that still helps us understand mosquito populations and their role in malaria today.What do those same types of calculations tell us about COVID-19?They show that early on in an epidemic, growth is exponential—I think that’s the scariest part—which means that it looks like a “hockey stick.” It feels far off, and then suddenly you’re in the middle of it. [Ed. note: This interview was conducted on March 24]You’ve compared COVID preparations to preparing for natural disasters. How so?Early on, it’s kind of like when the government tells Florida citizens that a hurricane is eight days away. You look outside, and you say, ‘What are you talking about? I don’t see any clouds in the sky.’ But the models help you to see the storm beyond the horizon.In this case, it’s different because we are the hurricane. We can do the social distancing and stop the spread, stop that approaching storm in its tracks.What is it like being a researcher in the middle of a pandemic?It’s really sad that these skills are needed. Everyone I know who does targeted epidemiological forecasts and modeling is working 24/7, minus whatever hours they get to sleep. It’s bizarre and, in some ways, exciting to be involved directly, but, also, I wish it were under better circumstances.What would you say to Coloradans who might be seeing that hurricane on the horizon and aren’t sure of what to do?We need to buckle our seatbelts because it’s going to get worse before it gets better. Social distancing only works if you actually do it. If you have half the population self-quarantining and taking it seriously, and the other half don’t—they go hiking in a big group, or they crowd the bike paths—it doesn’t work. It’s not that it doesn’t work for them. It doesn’t work for anyone, and the time we spend in this awkward, half-social distancing process just gets drawn out. Published: April 7, 2020 • By Daniel Strain Categories:Health & SocietyNews Headlines Credit: Pixabaycenter_img Top: A mobility map of Colorado’s Front Range showing areas where there are fewer people than normal (red) and more (blue); bottom: Daniel Larremore. (Credit: Daniel Larremore and the COVID-19 Mobility Data Network) Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Health Secretary interacts with 11 COVID-19 high case load municipal areas

first_imgHealth Secretary interacts with 11 COVID-19 high case load municipal areas By Press Information Bureau on May 24, 2020 Read Article Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Related Posts Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals COVID-19Dr Preeti SudanMunicipal Comments (0) The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” News Public Health Share The 11 municipal areas are from the following States/UTs: Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Rajasthan and account for 70 per cent of India’s active case loadPreeti Sudan, Health Secretary and Rajesh Bhushan, OSD, MoH&FW along with senior officers of the Health Ministry held a high level review meeting (through video conference) with the health secretaries, urban development secretaries, municipal commissioners, Mission Directors (NHM) and other officials from the 11 municipal areas which have high case load of Covid-19, here in New Delhi. Kamran Rizvi, Additional Secretary, MoHUA also participated in the VC.These 11 municipal areas are from the following States/UTs: Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Rajasthan and account for 70 per cent of India’s active case load.A presentation was made to highlight the trend in case trajectory with respect to total confirmed cases, case fatality rate, doubling time, tests per million and confirmation percentage. It was told that the major challenge lies in those corporations having shorter doubling time, higher mortality rate and a higher confirmation rate than the national average. They were briefed about the factors to be considered while mapping the containment and buffer zones; the activities mandated in containment zone like perimeter control, active search for cases through house to house surveillance, contact tracing, testing protocol, clinical management of the active cases; surveillance activities in the buffer zone like monitoring of SARI/ILI cases, ensuring social distancing, promoting hand hygiene etc. Maintaining high vigilance and monitoring in areas of old cities, urban slums and other high density pockets along with the camps/clusters for migrant workers are important steps in COVID-19 management in the urban areas.It was pointed out that the focus needs to be on prevention through active screening of high risk and vulnerable population and groups, and effective and sturdy clinical management of the admitted cases to reduce fatality rate. While many have operationalised 24×7 state control rooms, others could also follow the lead and start such units which shall not only provide assistance to the people for various facilities/services regarding COVID-19 management, but also have a panel of domain experts and doctors to provide round the clock support and mentoring for clinical issues which shall effectively contribute to reducing fatality rate.It was pointed out that testing needs to be stepped up  in some municipal areas to ensure early detection of cases, timely clinical management and a reduction in fatality rate. They also need to be mindful of ramping up the health infrastructure to ensure preparedness for the next two months with special focus on isolation beds with oxygen, ventilators and ICU beds. Other issues that need focussed attention include active coordination with government and private labs to address delays in sample collection, partnership with private hospitals to augment the health/bed capacity, waste disposal and disinfection of COVID positive areas, management of camps for migrant labourers, creating awareness regarding issues such as stigmatization of patients and medical professionals in local languages, actively involving community leaders, youth groups, NGOs and SHGs in accompanying surveillance teams for awareness and confidence building measures.The measures taken and best practices followed by the municipal corporations for the management of COVID-19 cases were also discussed. Mumbai Municipal Commissioner briefed about establishing close cooperation between private hospitals and municipal authorities to pool the health infrastructure like ICU beds/ oxygen beds etc. They shall also soon make public the online portal displaying the bed availability with unique ID numbers for each bed, and also set up a GPS backed online ambulance tracking system.   Indore authorities have focussed on contact tracing, and active house-to-house survey. They have formed ‘gully patrolling teams’ which include community volunteers and retired government officials helping the special surveillance teams in containment zones to improve confidence building measures, active surveillance, and provisioning of essential items. Add Commentlast_img read more

Wallace leads Scottish by 3 entering final round

first_imgFIFE, Scotland — Matt Wallace opened up a three-stroke lead after the third round of the Scottish Championship on the European Tour after shooting 6-under 66 on Saturday. Wallace birdied three of his last five holes to complete a bogey-free round at Fairmont St. Andrews and pull clear of countryman Garrick Porteous, who also shot 66 in the next-to-last group. Wallace started the day tied for the lead with Spain’s Adrian Otaegui, who shot 70 and dropped four strokes off the pace. Highlights: Wallace (66) takes lead into Sunday at Scottish Championship Full-field scores from the Scottish Championship The only other player within five shots of Wallace is Sean Crocker of the United States, after his 67. The 51st-ranked Wallace is a four-time European Tour winner. Three of those victories came in 2018.last_img read more