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first_img Pinterest News Home News Community Laois testing facility in operation as battle against Coronavirus continues NewsCommunity This is the site of the testing facility for the Coronavirus in Laois.A building belonging to the HSE in Emo is where you are likely to be sent for a test for the Coronavirus.It is known locally as the ‘old dispensary’ and is located on the road opposite the entrance to Emo Court – just down from where the old school in the village is.Department of Health officials are manning the facility and LaoisToday understands it came into operation on Tuesday.However, like other centres around the country, you cannot simply turn up to this one in Emo and demand a test.Only people who have made contact with their GP and have a reference number will be tested.Anyone without an appointment will be turned away if they turn up unannounced.And there are reports that there are increasing delays in getting people tested down to the volume of people who are being sent for them.From the time a GP recommends someone be sent forward for a test, LaoisToday understands that it is taking several days for the HSE to make contact with this person to arrange a time and date for their test.When contacted by LaoisToday last night, the HSE said they were unable to confirm at this time if there are any other testing facilities in Laois along with this one.Last night, Department of Health officials confirmed that there are between one and five confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Laois. – as of March 17.Dublin still leads the way with 172 cases while Cork (62), Limerick (14), Galway (13), Wicklow (13), Westmeath (7), Waterford (7), Kerry (6), Meath (6), Louth (6) and Kildare (6) are next.Monaghan is now the only county in the country without a case as all other counties have recorded at least one case.The average age of people infected with the disease is now 43 – which is younger than many would have expected.Of the 350 cases notified, 55% are male and 43% are female. The median age of confirmed cases is 43 years while 31% of cases have been hospitalised.2% (7 cases) have been admitted to ICU while 84 cases are associated with Healthcare workers, 28 of whom are associated with foreign travel.SEE ALSO – WATCH: Here is how a Coronavirus testing centre looks and works Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Twitter Electric Picnic Laois testing facility in operation as battle against Coronavirus continues Previous articleHistoric day as An Garda Síochána reaches highest number of members since foundation of the stateNext articleMessage from St Canice’s Credit Union to their members in Durrow, Rathdowney and Mountrath LaoisToday Reporter Facebook Pinterest By LaoisToday Reporter – 20th March 2020 WhatsApp Electric Picnic TAGSCoronavirusCovid-19Emo Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival WhatsApp Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgIMEC has developed a new secure proximity technology that enables location detection with an accuracy as good as 30 centimeters (cm). This IoT technology, that was developed by imec researchers in Holst Centre (the Netherlands) and researchers from COSIC, an imec lab at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), sets a new benchmark in localization accuracy using a standard Bluetooth radio. It paves the way to increased data security in intuitive smart environments such as buildings, cars and cities.Today’s localization solutions merely use the signal strength that limits the accuracy to 3-5 meters. This accuracy can only support relaxed use-cases, such as proximity marketing in retail centers or rough positioning of objects. Until now accurate localization and high security could only be achieved by using high-end solutions based on ultra-wideband (UWB) radios. These are used in applications such as high precision track-and-trace and industrial applications. With imec’s solution, accurate localization and high security is also supported using standard Bluetooth. While expensive UWB technology serves demanding applications, its cost prevents acceptance in high volume and cost sensitive products.The superior performance of imec’s accurate ranging is demonstrated on commercial chips, both for Bluetooth and IEEE802.15.4, showing the versatility of the solution to work on narrowband radios of various standards and manufacturers. The highly efficient imec solution needs less than 32kB of ROM and 64kB of RAM on an ARM CortexTM M4F device with less than 50msec per measurement when running at 120 MHz. The imec phase-based solution is extremely robust for multipath reflections, which are typically a challenge for RSSI based solutions operating in indoor environments.Combining the best of both worlds with imec’s secure proximity technology; high volume and cost-efficient radio technology, and a high level of accuracy and data security. The new solution enables the use of standard Bluetooth transceivers to measure the distance between two devices. It is furthermore protected against spoofing by creating a secure channel between two authenticated devices, developed together with the renowned COSIC security solutions team of KU Leuven.Imec’s secure proximity technology is ideal for intuitive, yet secure, building access and car entry. It also enables new location-based data access services where accuracy and security are paramount in view of privacy, such as in hospitals where a patient’s record is pulled up automatically as the doctor approaches the patient’s bed. This new technology from imec is now available for commercial applications, for licensing and further development towards specific application requirements of their partners.last_img read more

first_img Bay Area TV station uses racist headline in describing Cardinals’ NLDS Game 5 win over Braves “You know, I apologize if my language offended anyone. It’s not something I like to represent, it’s not to be excused, it’s supposed to be a private moment. But I will say that I’m flawed, I have my moments. I grew up in a clubhouse and one of the crosses I bear is my language. So I have done a nice job over the many years of curbing that and trying to represent always this organization and myself in a positive light, with class and dignity. I feel like I’ve always done that. It was regretful that that was able to get out. I will not apologize for having passion about how I feel about our team and the accomplishments of our team.”So I just want to get that out there. It’s not anything I want to talk about moving forward, we got baseball to play. And as far as Randy goes, completely give Randy grace for, he was just excited. He’s a great kid with a great heart, and like I said, grace moving forward for him and now, let’s talk some baseball.”For those only casually acquainted with Shildt, they might have been surprised by his remarks after Wednesday’s series-clincher in Atlanta, given his more typically low-key look in the dugout.However, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Shildt had simmered while watching the Braves and Cardinals clash around a beef between St. Louis closer Carlos Martinez and young Braves star Ronald Acuna Jr. but “boiled hot” as he addressed his team after its Game 5 thumping of the Braves.“What I loved about this series is, we played the game hard, we played the game right,” Shildt said in the video on Arozarena’s Instagram stories. “They started some s—. We finished some s—. And that’s how we roll. We don’t start it, but no one f—s with us. Ever. Ever. All right? Now, I don’t give a damn who we play. We are going to f— them up. We are going to take it right to them the whole f—ing way. We are going to kick their asses.”Per the Post-Dispatch, Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak said during a Thursday morning radio interview that, while he wished the video had not made the rounds, it did capture Shildt’s “refreshing” fire.It was a glimpse of Shildt that he flashes only occasionally, usually while arguing on behalf of his team or one of his players with an umpire. This side of Shildt, Post-Dispatch columnist Ben Frederickson says, “clashes with the buttoned-up version of the manager who can come across like a church secretary.” Three takeaways from Cardinals’ series-clinching NLDS Game 5 win over Braves His players, including the guy who’ll take the ball in Game 1, more frequently see the uncensored, unvarnished, un-church secretary side of him — in a good way.”We get to see that fired up side of him when the cameras are off or supposed to be off,” starting pitcher Miles Mikolas said Thursday, “and he gets fired up. And when you see your manager getting that excited and that fired up it feeds into what everyone else is doing. It’s hard not to get amped up when you got the guy who is kind of leading your team getting super amped up, it’s contagious.” Kurt Suzuki injury update: Nationals catcher (HBP) ‘ready to go’ for NLCScenter_img Sorry, not sorry, Mike Shildt says.The Cardinals manager, whose colorfully profane remarks after his team’s NLDS Game 5 win over the Braves were livestreamed by rookie Randy Arozarena, took a moment Thursday to apologize — if his “language offended anyone” not “for having passion about how I feel about our team and the accomplishments of our team.” It was the preface to his NLCS media availability on Thursday’s workout day ahead of Friday’s Game 1 against the Nationals in St. Louis.”I wanted to address some of the postgame comments I made yesterday. You know, the clubhouse is a sanctuary that is very sacred, it’s a private opportunity for us to be able to enjoy and celebrate. And yesterday, I got a great opportunity to have a moment with our team that is private, should have been private, and make sure they knew how proud of the accomplishments they have and moving forward, to our staff and our players. Related News MLB playoffs 2019: Four storylines to watch in Nationals-Cardinals NLCSlast_img read more

first_imgChristian Noboa (R) of FC Dinamo Moscow challenged by Guelor Kanga of FC Rostov during the Russian Premier League match between FC Dinamo Moscow and FC Rostov at the Arena Khimki Stadium on September 01, 2013 in Khimki, Russia. (August 31, 2013 – Source: Epsilon/Getty Images Europe)MOSCOW (AP) – The Russian Football Union banned a club player for three matches on Friday for showing an offensive gesture to fans who racially abused him.FC Rostov midfielder Guelor Kanga, from Gabon, was targeted with monkey chants by Spartak Moscow fans in the Russian Premier League on Thursday, and responded by showing them his middle finger.In addition to a three-match ban, Kanga was fined 50,000 rubles ($930) for the “insulting gesture to fans,” the RFU said.Spartak was fined 70,000 rubles ($1,300) for “the chanting by fans of insulting expressions,” a charge which usually refers to swearing, rather than the separate offense of racist chanting.In September, Dynamo Moscow’s Congolese defender, Christopher Samba, was given a two-match ban in similar circumstances after Russian fans racially abused him.Spartak and Rostov drew 1-1 at Moscow’s Otkrytye Arena, a 2018 World Cup venue.Rostov coach Igor Gamula was already banned from the fixture as part of a five-match sanction for discriminatory comments about black players on his own team.So far this season, defending Russian champion CSKA Moscow has been punished for fan racism in the Champions League, while Spartak and Torpedo Moscow have faced racism charges in the Russian Premier League.last_img read more

first_imgBy ALANA MITCHELSON SEVERAL Officer first-time home owners’ incomplete houses are up to 50 weeks out of contract with a…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

first_img“We had a big problem – and it was a great problem to have – in that we have 16 incredible players and we would have been happy – and counted ourselves lucky – to bring any of the 16 to Montenegro. Every one of them has done everything we’ve ever asked of them from day one. They couldn’t have done any more or worked any harder and they should be so proud of all they’ve put in and how far they’ve come. For those who didn’t make it, I really hope they use the experience and channel it into them continuing to work and improve in order to make sure that the next time, they will get that one step further.“The team we picked are the 12 players that we feel give us the best chance at having a successful European Championships. For those 12, the hard work has only just begun and they have a gruelling four months ahead of them between now and August – but from what we’ve learned of them over the last 18 months, that’s a task they’re more than up for.“I know I say this every time, but I’m genuinely blown away on a weekly basis with the work they put in and the dedication they show. It’s a real honour to be able to work with a group like this. With around seven training sessions between now and when we leave, we have a lot of work to do; but as a management team, we couldn’t be more excited for the task ahead.” Speaking about the announcement, Coach Kilbride stated: “This is by far the toughest decision I’ve ever had to make. As a coach, over the 18 months of the programme, you develop a bond with the players, so to tell a player their journey has ended at the final hurdle is very tough. There have been many sleepless nights in the last while. Head coach of the Ireland Under 16 women’s team, Karl Kilbride, has today announced his final roster of 12 players for this summer’s FIBA Under 16 Women’s European Championship Division B which will take place in Montenegro from August 16th to 25th, 2018. The squad includes Hazel Finn from Kiltimagh, who plays her club basketball with Maree and her clubmate Lisa Blaney from Galway.center_img The final 12 players selected are:Abigail Rafferty, St Patrick’s Academy, Dungannon, Tyrone TowersCiara Byrne, Scoil Chriost Ri, Portlaoise, Portlaoise PanthersErin Maguire, Ulidia Integrated College, Carrickfergus, Ulster University ElksFatimah Akorede, Coláiste Chiarain, Leixlip, Liffey Celtics BCGillian Wheeler, Cross & Passion College, Kilcullen, Portlaoise PanthersHazel Finn, St. Louis, Kiltimagh, Maree BCKate Hickey, Mercy, Waterford, Waterford WildcatsLisa Blaney, Jesus & Mary Salerno, Salthill, Maree BCSabhbh Edwards Murphy, Kilrush Community School, Limerick CelticsShauna Dooley, Scoil Chriost Ri Portlaoise, Portlaoise PanthersSinead Boyle, Manor House, Raheny, Killester BCSíofra O’Shea, Coláiste na Sceilge, Cahersiveen, Cahersiveen BCprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

first_img Derek Butler and Denis O’Donovan were the only crew to have a clean sheet at the end of the Skibbereen Carbery Navigation Trial at Lissavaird, completing the 85 mile route without dropping a single mark. Their closest rivals were Owen Murphy and Daire Hayes, who lost 12 marks. Another ex-champion, Michael Coyne, took third place in his Vauxhall Nova, the highest placed of the two wheel drive cars. John Ward took the honours in the Modified Final, with Derek Lenehan the winner of the Production class. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img Victory for Noel Greene’s Mitsubishi Mirage in the Super Final at Mondello Park yesterday clinched runner up position in the Parts for Cars National Rallycross Championship for the Dubliner. He was well clear of the Impreza of Darragh Morris at the finish of the main race of the day, having earlier beaten former title holder Derrick Jobb in the Supercar Final.last_img read more