first_imgLinkedin Previous articleLimerick Post Show | Team Up For TheoNext articleWired FM winning on the double at National Community Radio Awards Staff Reporter BusinessNews#ShopLimerick – Small business group launches shop local campaignBy Staff Reporter – November 30, 2020 102 ISME chief executive Neil McDonnellLIMERICK retailers are being asked to join the ‘Shop Local – Not Just for Christmas’ campaign launched by small business group ISME which highlights the importance of supporting Irish businesses throughout the year.ISME hopes that their members in Limerick offering business to business services, consumer products and services across the retail, hospitality and personal grooming sectors will join this initiative and avail of the opportunity to promote their business free of charge.Every €10 spent on Irish products generates more than €40 of benefit for related businesses, which highlights the importance of shopping local to maintain employment in local communities.As businesses face into the Christmas shopping period, ISME is encouraging consumers to not only shop locally this festive season, but to make a conscious effort to continue to support local businesses throughout the coming year.Small businesses are facing significant pressure with closures and other restrictions associated with Covid-19 and this is further amplified by rising insurance costs and Brexit.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ISME chief executive Neil McDonnell said the purpose of the campaign was to encourage consumers to continue to support Irish SMEs beyond the Christmas period and throughout 2021.“The difficulties faced by Irish businesses since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic are very serious, and SMEs have had to make significant investments in enabling online offerings, purchasing equipment, and implementing procedures to adhere to Government guidelines, including screens, PPE and outdoor dining facilities,” he explained.“ISME is encouraging Irish consumers to think of the bigger picture when supporting Irish businesses. As well as employing local people, SMEs also carry a high percentage of locally produced goods and revenue and employment is generated in other local services and suppliers and other small firms.“Since March, Irish consumers have largely moved away from international online shopping, as 53 per cent estimate that they have done most of their online shopping with Irish SMEs. Buying Irish-made goods and services helps to ensure their quality, traceability, and value-for-money. Over the coming months, we are calling on Irish consumers to continue this trend and make that effort to shop locally, both online and in person,” Mr McDonnell concluded.Read the Limerick Post Newspaper’s guide to local retailers HERE Advertisement WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Print Twitter Emaillast_img read more

first_imgJul 14, 2009Novel flu hits dozens at Air Force AcademyThe US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs has confirmed that 67 incoming cadets have tested positive for pandemic H1N1 influenza and that a total of 121 incoming freshmen with flulike symptoms are being quarantined in a separate dorm, the Associated Press (AP) reported yesterday. The students are among about 1,300 who recently reported to the academy for their first weeks of military training.[Jul 13 AP story]Nurses file complaint against hospital over protective gearNurses at a hospital in Vallejo, Ca., filed a complaint today with the state’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health alleging that their facility hasn’t supplied them with adequate masks for caring for patients with pandemic H1N1 influenza, the AP reported. Ten nurses reportedly got sick after treating three patients with novel flu infections.Oregon beefs up pig biosecurity at fairsOregon’s Department of Agriculture is asking fairgoers this year to help protect pigs from the pandemic H1N1 virus. In two instances, in Canada and Argentina, pig herds apparently contracted the virus from infected workers. Officials are asking people to keep at least 6 feet away from pigs and are recommending that fairs keep an adequate number of hand washing stations stocked with disinfectant nearby. They ask people with flu symptoms to stay away from pigs for at least 7 days.[Oregon Department of Agriculture press release]Pandemic forces postponement of surgeries in ChileFive thousand surgeries were postponed in Chile last week to free up hospital beds for patients with H1N1 flu, according to the Santiago Times. The story said the number of delayed procedures could rise to 20,000 over the next few weeks as the country continues to battle the pandemic. As of the last World Health Organization update on Jul 6, Chile had 7,376 H1N1 cases and 14 deaths.Bangkok to close schools for 5 days to fight H1N1Officials in Bangkok said they will close 435 city schools for 5 days to fight the flu pandemic, Reuters reported today. The schools will be thoroughly cleaned during the interval. Also, Thailand’s cabinet decided today to order 2 million doses of an H1N1 vaccine, with delivery expected by December, the story said. It said Thailand has had 4,057 H1N1 cases with 24 deaths.[Jul 14 Reuters story]HHS to spend $884 million for H1N1 vaccine ingredientsThe US government will commit $884 million to buy additional pandemic H1N1 vaccine antigen and adjuvants, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced yesterday. The products will be additional orders under existing contracts with Sanofi Pasteur, MedImmune, GlaxoSmithKline, and Novartis, an HHS news release said. The announcement is an apparent follow-up to Sebelius’s comment on CNN 2 days ago that the agency would spend another billion dollars on H1N1 vaccines.[Jul 13 HHS announcement]Inovio reports preclinical findings for DNA vaccineInovio, a biotechnology company based in San Diego, yesterday announced promising results in a preclinical trial of its DNA vaccine against pandemic H1N1 influenza. All pigs immunized with a two-dose regimen showed an antibody response, the company reported. The firm said it is conducting other animal studies to determine if the seasonal and pandemic H1N1 vaccines it is developing provide cross-protection against other circulating influenza strains.[Jul 13 Inovio press release]last_img read more

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionGrateful to motorist who helped after fallAs I was preparing to cross Route 236 after walking in the beautiful Halfmoon Town Park, I lost my balance and fell. I could not get up.A young man stopped his car and got me back on my feet. He helped me to his car and drove me back to my apartment about 2 minutes away.Age and illness are taking some of my independence away, but my heart is stronger today because of this wonderful act of kindness by a stranger. Thank you.Janet GlynnHalfmoon Country is in trouble if Trump doesn’t winIn response to Gary Philip Guido’s Oct. 20 letter (“Praying for Trump and his speedy trial”), you and the rest of the Democratic liberals are so off base.Did you want Hillary in there when she had our men killed. The deal she and Obama made with Iran was bad.I’m a 100 percent disabled World War II vet and can see what Trump is trying to do. You Democratic liberals should let him do what he said he would do if elected. I’m a good Democrat.The Democratic Party used to be a good party. They did what was good for the people and the country. Trump doesn’t need the money, he loves this country and is trying to protect us. What have you done for this country?This country is in trouble if he doesn’t get elected again. Freedom is not free.Vincent BelardoAlbanyRiggi, Perazzo serve all of city’s residentsMembers of the Schenectady City Council are ‘members-at-large,’ which means ‘as a whole,’ as opposed to divided into districts.Candidates are voted in to represent the best interests of all city residents.Having attended City Council meetings or watched the meetings on channel 1303 over many years, I am extremely impressed with two council members who are running for re-election.Leesa Perazzo and Vincent Riggi are the ultimate of what a ‘members-at-large’ City Council member strives to be and have shown their love and dedication for the city and its residents.Both return calls, listen attentively, attempt to resolve the concerns of residents (or instruct them where to go for answers), speak out for those who feel too intimidated to come forward, and ask for more time when deciding important issues (when deemed necessary).Leesa Perazzo has been to numerous neighborhoods bringing along groups of volunteers to clean up graffiti and garbage on multiple occasions. Both have shown the courage to think outside the box with innovative ideas.I believe that Mayor Gary McCarthy is pointing the city in a positive direction with new initiatives.      Flora L. RamonowskiSchenectadyOstrelich an honest, pragmatic legislatorI have known Michelle Ostrelich for about 12 years. When I met her, she was involved in many community organizations.Since I met her, she has played several important roles in the Schenectady community.She was an outstanding president of the local community center I belong to, a PTO member and president in Niskayuna, and most importantly a good, caring friend.Michelle has always been kind, compassionate and caring, but she is also pragmatic and honest.These are qualities that I would look for in a colleague, partner, friend, family member and most certainly elected representative I spent a day campaigning with her in her state Senate quest. We traveled hundreds of miles through Hamilton, Herkimer, Saratoga  and Fulton counties in one day.She knocked on lots of doors and met hundreds of citizens. She listened to their concerns and created a platform to best serve those constituents.Her pragmatic and ethical approach to life will serve Schenectady County well.Vote for Michelle Ostrelich for county legislator, Schenectady deserves her.Christopher OgnibeneNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

first_imgThelma Jahnigen, 95, of Versailles passed away at 5:10am, Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. She was born near Quercus Grove in Switzerland County on June 30, 1924 the daughter of Clifford and Hazel Scudder Koons. She was married to Herman Jahnigen on May 3, 1947 and he preceded her in death on May 23, 2005. Survivors include one daughter Jeanne (Jerry) Ison of Versailles; three grandchildren JJ (Kylee) Ison of Elrod, Nikki (Mike) Wissman of Elrod, and Lauren (Braedon) Lucy of Dolphin, Virginia; 8 great-grandchildren; one brother Donald (Jean) Koons of Nancy, Kentucky. She was also preceded in death by her parents, brothers Wesley, Denver, and Leon Koons, and her sister Doris Chalk. Along with her husband Mrs. Jahnigen operated Jahnigen Dry Cleaners in Versailles from 1947 to 1978. She also was employed with Berkel Digital Scales in Versailles for 5 years. She served as president of the Versailles Town Board from 1974 to 1977 and for 10 years was a Girl Scout and Brownie leader in Versailles. Thelma was a member of the First Baptist Church in Patriot and was a life member of the Versailles American Legion Auxiliary. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 29th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation will be on Friday from 4pm to 7pm and the Legion Auxiliary will conduct services at 6:45pm. Memorials may be given to the Legion Auxiliary in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

first_imgFollow Sareen on Twitter @sareenie The USChangeMovement, the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs and Undergraduate Student Government came together to host an event on Tuesday titled “Think Tank: 21st Century Activism.” The students convened in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center ballroom to discuss the intersectionality of race, gender and class within various societal issues.Serving the community · Students discussed how to develop solutions to policy, wellness, relationships and stereotypes on Tuesday. – Uracha Chaiyapinunt | Daily TrojanShana Redmond, a assistant professor of American studies and ethnicity, delivered the keynote address at the event. In her speech, Redmond emphasized the importance of forming coalitions within social movements in order to effect change in the face of injustice.“So many of us become stalled because we have no idea how to best be that change we want to see in the world,” Redmond said. “Prepare and fight for a world that does not yet exist. It’s yours to make, it’s ours to make — so pick up the pieces of the past and move it forward. Change and make what doesn’t yet exist.”Following the keynote speech, the audience was split into four groups to address issues in stereotypes, policy, wellness and dating, as well as suggestions to start resolving these problems in the local community. Topics that were brought up included housing bubbles, food injustice, hookup culture and problematic depictions of people of color in media.Many students in attendance said the event raised their awareness to sensitive issues to which college students can relate.“I think the most interesting thing I learned was the media portrayal of minorities relationship-wise, including hookup culture and how it relates to The Row,” said Briana Savage, a sophomore majoring in international relations. “We need to create a space with a positive dynamic that challenges norms and changes minds, otherwise these stereotypes are perpetuated.”Reyna Harvey-Bell, a senior majoring in political science, said she felt her ideas did not fall on deaf ears.“Tonight’s event was more than just eye-opening; it sparked a deeper interest in me to find out about what I can do to incite change in my area and any community I can encounter,” Harvey-Bell said.Others were excited to meet students with similar interests to their own.“My main takeaway is that there are people who want to change the cultural expectation of ignorance and privilege on this campus, and that there are events like this to bring us together,” said Andy Su, a junior majoring in astronautical engineering.last_img read more