Electric Picnic Coronavirus: Three further deaths and 474 new cases as restrictions set to be eased Previous articleNew cafe to open at popular Glenbarrow Falls ahead of tearooms developmentNext articleDeaths in Laois – Friday, April 30, 2021 LaoisToday Reporter 239 are men/232 are women71% are under 45 years of ageThe median age is 32 years old167 in Dublin, 39 in Kildare, 37 in Cork, 36 in Donegal, 29 in Meath and the remaining 166 cases are spread across all other counties.As of 8am today, 155 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 44 are in ICU. There have been 14 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.As of April 27, 1,452,434 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:1,041,284 people have received their first dose411,150 people have received their second doseMeanwhile, the Government are currently reworking its Covid vaccination plans following fresh advice from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC).The NIAC guidance, which has been accepted by government, included a recommendation that the vaccine should be offered earlier than planned to pregnant women between 14 and 36 weeks gestation.The committee also advised that both the Johnson and Johnson vaccine and the AstraZeneca jab should be used for those aged 50 and over. Facebook By LaoisToday Reporter – 29th April 2021 Twitter There have been a further three Coronavirus-related deaths and 474 new cases according to the figures released by the authorities this evening as the Government are set to announce a widespread easing of restrictions from Monday week, May 9.Once again, fewer than five of the cases are in Laois meaning the county’s 14-day rate drops again, this time to 81.5, compared to the national average of 124.6. The highest rate is in Donegal which is at 295.9 compared to Kerry which is the lowest at 19.Of the cases notified today: Home News Community Coronavirus: Three further deaths and 474 new cases as restrictions set to… NewsCommunity Pinterest Twitter Facebook Electric Picnic Pinterest Council Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival TAGSCoronavirus RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date WhatsApp “We’re once again working on a revised plan based on recent recommendations by NIAC and decisions by government,” said HSE CEO Paul Reid this morning.He said the new plan – version 27 – will be finalised over the weekend and early next week.“It will be a plan that accommodates the various adjustments that we have to make and continues to increase our administration of vaccines based on available supplies,” he said.He said the HSE will have to model out the supply of vaccines and get “the best confirmation that we can” from suppliers for May and June. He said the health service is hoping to be able to strengthen the level of predictability and reliability of supply levels for each vaccine.SEE ALSO – Explained: The path out of lockdown as Government set to relax restrictions Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 months
James Langton According to the firm, the case was based on RBC’s alleged refusal to settle a securities trade back in 2001. It says that Highland alleged that on March 14, 2001, RBC Capital Markets agreed to a trade involving Highland purchasing promissory notes from RBC with an aggregate face value of US$45.4 million for 52.5¢ on the dollar. However, Highland alleged that RBC ultimately refused to settle the trade, telling Highland on March 20, 2001, that it would not be able to deliver the securities as promised. Almost a month later, on April 16, 2001, it was announced that Jones Apparel Group was acquiring the firm that had issued the notes (McNaughton Apparel Group, Inc.), and on June 19, 2001, the notes were paid off in full. “The jury verdict is an important one for the securities industry because it reaffirms that oral agreements to purchase and sell securities remain as binding and enforceable under New York law today as they have for more than 200 years,” said Paul Lackey, the lead counsel for Highland. “This was an incredibly important case to the securities industry. This verdict validates the integrity on which our markets rely,” said Mark Okada, co-founder and chief investment officer of Highland Capital. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media A Dallas-based law firm announced Wednesday that it has won a US$21.6 million jury verdict on behalf of an alternative investment advisory firm against RBC Capital Markets LLC, over allegations that the bank refused to settle a securities trade for the firm. Lackey Hershman LLP reports that it secured a US$21,565,000 verdict for its client, Dallas-based Highland Capital Management, L.P. against RBC, which is part of the Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY), in a Dallas County court, following a seven-day trial. It says that it expects the judgment to rise to US$45 million when pre-judgment interest is added. Companies RBC Capital Markets Facebook LinkedIn Twitter
KSAC to Register Vendors July 21 to August 31 Local GovernmentJuly 21, 2015Written by: Chris Patterson Advertisements RelatedSt. James Parish Council Looking to Engage Citizens in Maintenance of Drains Story HighlightsThe Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) will be undertaking a vendor registration programme from July 21 to August 31, as it seeks to maintain order in the market districts.Commercial Services Manager at the KSAC, Gary Robotham, said the initiative will target persons engaged in vending activities within the formal markets and designated vending areas in Kingston and St. Andrew.The vending fee for stalls in markets and arcades are $3,000 annually; $5,000 for off-street annex and $6,000 for approved on-street areas. RelatedSt. James Parish Council Adopts Zero Tolerance Approach Related$74.8 Million Contract Signed For New Westmoreland Parish Council Building FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) will be undertaking a vendor registration programme from July 21 to August 31, as it seeks to maintain order in the market districts.In an interview with JIS News, Commercial Services Manager at the KSAC, Gary Robotham, said the initiative will target persons engaged in vending activities within the formal markets and designated vending areas in Kingston and St. Andrew.“The aim of the vendor registration programme is to ensure that all vendors operating within legal areas are registered to operate legally. The monitoring of the registration process will be done on a weekly basis and we will assess and review the strategies each week, but the ultimate aim is to have all vendors in markets and arcades fully registered,” he said.The vending fee for stalls in markets and arcades are $3,000 annually; $5,000 for off-street annex and $6,000 for approved on-street areas.Vendors can register at the following locations: Coronation Markets and Annexes; Oxford Mall Arcade and Annexes; Redemption Arcade and Annexes; Constant Spring Arcade; Darling Street Transport Centre; Pearnel Charles Arcade; Pechon Street Transport Centre; Queens Market and Annexes; Cross Roads Market and Annex; 65 Mall Arcade; Papine Market; Half-Way Tree; Constant Spring Market; New Coal Yard Market; Red Rose Fish Market; and Stony Hill Market.For more information on the programme, persons can call: 967-4195 Ext. 263 or 967-4196 or send an email to [email protected]
At the end of this month, July 31st, Led Zeppelin will finish their extensive archival re-release project with deluxe issues of Presence (1976), In Through The Out Door (1979) and Coda (1982). Each album will come with a companion disc, complete with never-before-heard alternate versions and new songs that are sure to make any Zeppelin fan giddy.Stream Led Zeppelin’s Deluxe ‘Physical Graffiti’With that release fast approaching, Zeppelin has shared a raw version of their 1979 track “In The Evening”. This version is more evened out compared to the final album version, which features more of Zeppelin’s signature grungy rock sound.You can hear the single below:Just How Much Of Led Zeppelin’s Music Was Stolen?We’re certainly looking forward to these final archival releases, especially if that means that Jimmy Page will start touring again after he finishes this project.[Via Yahoo! Music]
We reported two weeks ago today that the Wiesneth’s Class A motorhome had been struck head-on at mile 2 of the Kenai Spur Highway, killing the Colorado couple inside a white pickup. Charles and Robin struggled to pick up the pieces. While most items could be repaired or replaced, it was the loss of their family pet which kept the Wiesneth’s in Soldotna, searching the highway for hours… Robin said a trip to the vet this morning will finally end their vacation. She wrote Tucker appears “tired and skinny but he’s otherwise in good health.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享It was the ending Robin Wiesneth barely held out hope for… Five-year-old Tucker, a black and white tuxedo cat, was found last night, just hours before she and her husband, Charles, planned to fly home to Florida. This isn’t the first time the Kenai Peninsula has rallied to find a pet missing from a serious accident; in October of 2013 Indy, a rescued pit/boxer mix, was found after a late-night single vehicle accident claimed the life of one of her owners. Yesterday, the first hint of good news surfaced; someone at Buddy’s Garage in Soldotna reported a possible Tucker sighting. A search party gathered and Tucker was reunited with his family. Tucker had been sitting on Robin’s lap at the time of the accident, but disappeared in the chaos of the 6-hour road closure. Kenai Peninsula residents formed search parties, but time was running out. The couple was set to fly back to Florida today (Wednesday). Wiesneth: “He’s just vanished into thin air. Our two choices are: he’s somewhere in the coach and we can’t find him, or he went through the windshield at the time of impact and somehow made it to the other side of the road, in which case he could be okay, or he could be injured.”
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ABC/Kevin Mazur(LOS ANGELES) — Halle Berry is set to make her directorial debut with the action drama Bruised, in which she’ll also star, according to Deadline.The story follows Jackie Justice, a failed mixed martial arts fighter who attempts to redeem herself by facing a rising young MMA star, and patching things up with the son she walked out on years earlier.Berry, a best actress Oscar winner for Monster’s Ball, is currently in production on John Wick 3: Parabellum, starring opposite Keanu Reeves. That film, which also stars Laurence Fishburne, Ian McShane, and Anjelica Huston, is slated for release May 17, 2019. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
IPGC golf from The Tara Court Golf GroupSunday, Jan. 26, Green Valley – StablefordBecause we had an extra large group out today, Green Valley was unable to give us enough tee times so we decided to move over to Silky Oak for a change. This seems to be a course where you either love it or hate and today most of our golfers loved it and were very pleased with both the layout and the condition of the course. Most of us played the white tees as we didn’t know the course very well and a few hardy souls took on the longer yellow tees with the scores reflecting the extra difficulty of the longer course.Donal Lyne. Off the white tees in the A Flight, Donal Lyne was the winner with 36pts ahead of Jack Behan in second and Alec Hoare third. Also off the whites but in B Flight, Tony Cowe had his first win with us with the best score of the day, 39pts, while in second place was Brian Lalor with 36 and Sean Hallahan third with 33.Playing off the longer yellow tees, Tony Pike had 35pts to win and Declan Kelly was second with 33.A Flight (white)1st Donal Lyne (17) 36pts2nd Jack Behan (15) 35pts3rd Alec Hoare (18) 34ptsB Flight (white)1st Tony Cowe (21) 39pts2nd Brian Lalor (22) 36pts3rd Sean Hallahan (21) 33ptsYellow Tees1st Tony Pike (8) 34pts2nd Declan Kelly (14) 33ptsTuesday, Jan. 28, Greenwood – StablefordAnother very large group out here today to play in Greenwood, so again we gave a choice of tees white or yellow tees with most deciding to play off the whites in two divisions while the yellows were combined with the ladies in one flight.In A Flight, Jack Behan moved up from second on Sunday to first place today with an excellent 39pts, one ahead of Jack Fetherston in second. After a bit of a lean spell, Teddy Lodge returned to the podium in third place with 34 and George Cullen took fourth on his first day back this year.Frank McGowan.In B Flight, Jim Kelly had the best score of the day with 40pts and Donal Lyne had to settle for second today after his win on Sunday with 37. Frank McGowan came third with 36, beating Brian Finn on a count back.Andrew Galvin won the yellow and red flight on 37pts, with Pauline Byrne coming three behind in second and Mary Kelly taking third.The large ‘2’s pot was shared by Jack Fetherston, Frank McGowan and Sean Connolly.A Flight (white)1st Jack Behan (15) 39pts2nd Jack Fetherston (12) 38pts3rd Teddy Lodge (10) 34pts4th George Cullen (12) 32ptsB Flight (white)1st Jim Kelly (21) 40pts2nd Donal Lyne (17) 37pts3rd Frank McGowan (16) 36pts4th Brian Finn (17) 36ptsYellow/Red Tees1st Andrew Galvin (24) 37pts2nd Pauline Byrne (29) 34pts3rd Mary Kelly (25) 31ptsThursday, Jan. 30, Crystal Bay – StablefordFrank McGowan was back in form again today to win the A flight with 37pts, beating Teddy Lodge into second place on a count back. Des Griffith made a welcome return and came third will a level par 36 while Rob Smith took fourth with 35.In B flight Mary Kelly won with 35pts, one ahead of second placed Joe Peters and another member of the Kelly family, Liz, came third with 32, just edging friend Elsa Lalor into fourth.The Kelly family are having a very successful year with us, especially Mary who also had a ‘2’ today but had to share the pot with John Walshe, Alan Costello and Ritchie Martin.A Flight1st Frank McGowan (16) 37pts2nd Teddy Lodge (10) 37pts3rd Des Griffith (10) 36pts4th Rob Smith (9) 35ptsB Flight1st Mary Kelly (25) 35pts2nd Joe Peters (23) 34pts3rd Liz Kelly (36) 32pts4th Elsa Lalor (28) 31ptsNote: The Tara Court Golf Group play every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, leaving O’Gara’s Bar and Restaurant in the Tara Court on Pratamnak Rd. around 10.00 a.m. Sign up either in O’Gara’s or ring Joe on 089 249 1364.
An old sea dog takes his OK dinghy for a spin around the bay.Much as I disdain power boats, jet skis and other mechanical forms of marine activities, these contraptions do, no doubt, contribute much to the tourism sector. Tourism, because of the political problems in the kingdom, is coming under increasing pressure, but the marine sector is still flourishing and is continuing to draw hard currency into the nation’s coffers.A fully-fledged sailing boat is somewhat akin to a floating billboard and regattas are therefore a magnet for both local and international sponsors who wish to have a craft’s sides and sails festooned with their company’s own name and logo. The sailors themselves also do their bit and just last month at the Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Jomtien, a huge regatta featuring some 250 boats took place and 1,000 sailors from all corners of the globe added millions of baht to the Thai economy.The solar-powered “Heliotrope” provides a new, environmentally conscious blueprint for boat builders worldwide.Regattas are held annually up and down the coastlines of the kingdom, from Phuket to Pattaya, and the recently concluded Koh Samui Ragatta contributed greatly to “full house” signs going up around the island, with regatta organizers having to scramble to find accommodation for all those involved in the event.The welfare of less-advantaged citizens, especially youngsters, can also benefit from the sport of sailing. An example of this is the annual “Pattaya Mail PC Classic” yacht race held off the Royal Varuna Yacht Club in south Pattaya. For the past two decades this race has been sponsored at various times by the Royal Cliff Hotels Group, Jomtien Pattaya Rotary Club and numerous hotelier groups and businesses from the private sector. This event alone has raised millions of baht for many charities around the region, and especially to help the two groups at the opposite ends of society – the young and the aged.Thailand is producing more and more champion junior sailors in the worldwide Optimist series.On the subject of the environment, a classic case of sailing doing its ‘bit’ is the award-winning Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, held in July each year, which promotes a clean and green event.As regatta organizer Byron Jones explains: “We are excited to lead the way in South-East Asia and introduce the Clean Regatta program to our event. We are keen to help preserve the coastal areas of Phuket and ensure the marine environment is left in a better state for future generations.”The Clean Regattas program is a global certification system that encourages regatta organisers and yacht clubs to manage and run environmentally-responsible events. Its main initiative is to reduce marine debris and preserve coastal land and waters.Buoyed up (to use a nautical term) by these environmental-protection measures, which add so much to the joy of sailing and guarantee its continuation, thousands of yachting aficionados from the temperate and cold northern climes of Europe, North America and elsewhere are lured here by tales of Sailing in Paradise, carried back first-hand by those who have participated in events here.Sailing a boatOwning a yacht is always regarded as the prerogative of the wealthy – a “rich man’s sport” so to speak, and it certainly is that. Compared to the usual paraphernalia required to participate in active sports, a yacht is an extremely heavy investment and beyond the means of most ordinary folk. But, there are ways of joining the fray.Opportunities abound to crew on someone else’s boat and enjoy all the action, fun and adventure without the expense. To be out on the sea, matching your wits with Mother Nature’s forces of wind, climate and tide and enjoying the fresh air, the tang of the sea, and the huge dome of the heavens above is rather hard to beat – even as a crew member!Juniors: the momentum for sailingCuriously, when the sport of sailing was in its infancy many years ago, a well-to-do Thai’s idea of a day on the sea might have been to drive his or her limousine down to an air-conditioned launch, do a few circuits of the bay and then reverse the journey. A “hard day at the sea” he or she would recount to colleagues ashore of the weekend’s activities.Sailing offers great fun and the chance to reconnect with the natural environment.Perhaps this ideal of a day on the briny still goes on, but nowadays Thais are excelling on the world yachting stage, from local events right up to Olympic standards, and the nation is producing some top-class sailors.Much of the new popularity of sailing is nurtured in the junior (under-16) ranks, where Thai and ex-pat children compete frequently – and successfully – in the worldwide Optimist dinghy series. Thailand has improved so much that the kingdom’s teams have gone on to become world champions on several occasions. The main problem for Thai youngsters who compete overseas is that the waters elsewhere are invariably colder than at home, and there is also no khao-pad readily available!There are numerous sailing groups up and down the kingdom that cater specifically for children; the Royal Varuna Yacht Club in Pattaya, the Royal Thai Navy at Sattahip, Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Jomtien, while both Koh Samui and Phuket conduct vigorous training and racing programs for juniors.A racing fleet under full sail in the waters off Phuket.At this year’s Top of the Gulf Regatta at Ocean Marina Yacht Club, some 150 boys and girls from all over Thailand competed in the Optimist National Championships. Some of these sailors were as young as seven years old yet all thrived in the fickle weather conditions. These youngsters know that a few hours sailing in the fresh air, the beauty of the environment and the challenge to their young minds certainly beats hours in a noisy, cluttered shopping mall, competing with television fare and brain-numbing game machines.Tales of survival (or otherwise) at seaOf course, there are horrendous stories of sea-borne disasters (Titanic, anyone?) Nevertheless, facing the challenge of the sea, despite being fraught with peril, is inherent in our nature. The sea is a hard master, but putting aside the usual Hollywood glorification of survival in films such as Robert Radford’s “All is lost;” and Tom Hanks in “Castaway”, there have also been real life heroic epics of adventure, such as the ongoing single-handed trans-oceanic races.Over the last two years, in fact, two teenaged girls have sailed single-handedly around the world. First Dutch girl Laura Dekker, and then an Australian girl Jessica Watson, both displayed incredible stamina and adaptability as they faced some 250+ days at sea – all alone!Feats like these represent the triumph of the human spirit as the two girls took on stupendous odds, fighting for survival in the treacherous Southern Ocean with winds raging at 80-knots and sea swells as high as city skyscrapers.There are also any number of family groups who regularly take to the seas, sailing around the globe to educate their children, both onboard and at visiting ports. One such marine “globe-trotter” and his family made landfall at Phuket some years ago. The captain was cajoled, urged and likewise press-ganged into joining the ongoing regatta. He unloaded all excess materials to make his craft race-ready; this included a live-aboard resident pet dog, which was deposited into the anchored dinghy. After the race, he returned, but no dog! Both he and the family were heart-broken.At the prize-giving, our sailor went up to receive his second place prize which, along with the usual silverware, included a huge box. And out jumped his beloved dog! One of the competitors had seen a dog swimming alone in the Andaman Sea, picked it up and brought it ashore.HM the King:Imprimatur of sailing in the KingdomSpeaking of single-handed sailing, as we all know, the King of Thailand, an avid sailor, boat-builder and competitor has set a number of sailing records.I have had the extremely good fortune of having sailed with His Majesty out of the Klai Kangwon Palace, where the King keeps a flotilla of sailing dinghies. First through the Bangkok Post and then through successive issues of the Pattaya Mail I have written a number of first-person narratives of these treasured encounters.The King’s love of the sea and sailing has been legendary and is inherent in the development of the folklore of sailing in Thailand. For example, on 19 April, 1966, the King sailed the OK dinghy he had built himself across the Gulf, from the Klai Kangwon Palace in Hua Hin to the Royal Thai Navy base at Sattahip. This distance of 60 nautical miles required tremendous stamina and determination for some 16 hours of concentrated helming. At the time it was mooted as the longest single-handed dinghy crossing, out of sight of land, in the world.On another occasion, on 16 December, 1967, His Majesty was awarded a Gold Medal by Queen Siirikit, as the winning helmsman (OK dinghy) in the then South East Asian Peninsular Games (now the SEA Games). Actually, sailing history was created when the King’s daughter, HRH Princess Ubolratana, came in equal first. This day has since been celebrated as Thailand’s National Sports Day.Besides having his own yacht club at the Klai Kangwon Palace, the King is also Royal Patron of the Royal Varuna Yacht Club, the centre of most of Thailand’s sailing activities. With full support from the Royal Thai Navy and the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand, Royal Varuna has hosted innumerable world, national and local championships in its 60-year history.In the early days of sailing, the King and Queen, together with members of the Royal family, frequented the then Varuna Marine Club, located on a pristine beach in south Pattaya, now unrecognizable as a sea-front restaurant.Many times the Royal family entertained visiting dignitaries at the old Varuna Marine Club. On one particular weekend, in March, 1965, there was a gathering of Sweden’s Royal Family, the UK Royal Consort, Prince Phillip, Prince Bhisadrj Rajani, the incomparable Prince Birabongse Banubandh and the Portuguese Ambassador. Of course a race around Koh Larn eventuated and The King won, but, for matters of protocol, Prince Phillip’s placing was not mentioned!His Majesty has always looked on sailing as a marvelous escape from his Royal duties, while nurturing both the environment and a healthy lifestyle.Sailing infrastructureThe growing popularity of sailing has seen the inevitable build-up and development of related marine infrastructure around the kingdom. Marinas, boat yards and chandleries have evolved around all the main venues: Phuket, Koh Samui, Hua Hin and, as noted before, the Ocean Marina at Jomtien.Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Jomtien offers one of the finest sailing facilities in Southest Asia.Boat-building in the kingdom has also seen an exponential development. The world’s largest production yacht, the Mirabella, was designed, built and launched from the Ocean Marina Yacht Club in September, 1991. And earlier this year the same venue saw the launch of the world’s first “solar-powered catamaran” the Heliotrope – a craft eventually capable of trans-navigating the world by solar power. The environment wins big around here as the rich boys with their rich toys can help Mother Nature along the way.This, then, is a ‘superficial’ view of some of the pros and cons of sailing. I could write much more, but I pity the readers and also I must hurry, for my yacht will be leaving the Ocean Marina very shortly for a jaunt around the bay. Incidentally, my ‘yacht’ is a 3-metre open dinghy, a replica of His Majesty’s OK dinghies. But, nevertheless, in a short time, I, too, will succumb to the joys and freedom of “sailing in a paradise not lost.”NB: For more information about sailing opportunities in Pattaya, go to website: http://varuna.org or www.oceanmarinayachtclub.com.The pristine waters of Thailand are the nation’s treasure and can still offer a veritable paradise for sailing enthusiasts. (Photo/ArtAsia/Everingham)The Royal Varuna Yacht Club in Pattaya. To play somewhat on the title of the masterpiece by British bard John Milton, I shall attempt in the following article to show how sailing, and its related water-borne activities, can greatly contribute to protecting and saving the environment and also help to promote a healthier and better lifestyle. According to authors Beard and McKie, in their riotously funny book A Dictionary for landlubbers, “Sailing is the fine art of getting wet, and becoming ill while going nowhere at great expense.” While admittedly, sailing is not for everyone – for only a few, in fact – there are some most positive aspects, which I shall try to emphasize here.His Majesty the King of Thailand has been a driving force in the development of sailing in the kingdom.Environment & EconomicsSailing is both environmentally-friendly and economically sound. Many years ago, when I first entered this delightful country, I wrote an article, entitled “Sailing: a panacea for tourism.” Now, a decade or two down the line, the environment is under constant siege and the ‘fixes’ have reached a greater urgency and are much more expensive to implement, but not impossible, and sailing can help.
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