first_imgPrint Email WhatsApp Facebook TAGSfloodsMusic LimerickPrime TImerteSt Mary’s park Linkedin Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Previous articleStorm Darwin causes havoc in city and county as airport forced to closeNext articleStorm Darwin – pictures from Limerick Staff Reporter #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy center_img NewsCommunityRTE’s Prime Time says it does not pay for audience expensesBy Staff Reporter – February 12, 2014 747 Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up RTE’s Prime Time has said that it does not normally pay expenses for any of the 90 audience members who attend each Tuesday night.The clarification came to light after 12 people from St Mary’s Park, invited to attend the RTE studios for last Tuesday’s edition of the programme, were told that they would not be given expenses for their travel to Dublin and a guarantee or indicate their level of involvement in the live show.Sparking reaction from residents and local council representatives, stricken families, who were described as having “lost everything”, said they would not be in a position to travel to tell their story or give their account.Responding, a spokesperson for RTE said; “Prime Time invites a range of people as audience members to its Tuesday night live programme each week.“Unfortunately it is not possible to guarantee that all audience members who wish to contribute to a discussion will get an opportunity to do so due to the nature of the live broadcast.“RTÉ has extensively covered the severity of the recent flooding across its range of programmes and bulletins, featuring a wide number of accounts from people in badly hit areas.“The recent flooding has affected thousands of Irish people across the country and so as the national public service broadcaster RTÉ continues to highlight the issue including facilitating a debate such as last night’s Prime Time programme.” Advertisement Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Applications Open for Performers and Toy Testers for The Late Late Toy Show 2020last_img read more

first_imgBy Dialogo October 31, 2011 The United States and Chilean navies will conduct CHILEMAR III, a bilateral exercise designed to demonstrate interoperability between the U.S. submarine rescue system and Chilean submarines from November 2-3. The exercise will take place off the coast of San Diego, California. Chilean submarine CS Carrera and the U.S. Navy’s Deep Submergence Unit (DSU) will practice a rescue scenario in which the DSU’s submarine rescue diving and recompression chamber will mate with Carrera for a transfer of personnel from the simulated distressed submarine to the rescue vessel. CHILEMAR III will be the third exercise of its kind between the U.S. and Chile. The previous one took place in October 2010, with the participation of Chilean submarine CS Thomson. “CHILEMAR III is an illustration of the continuing cooperation between the United States and Chile,” said Cmdr. Dave Lemly, commanding officer of DSU. “Conducting exercises like CHILEMAR fosters more than safety and interoperability – it promotes greater understanding and commitment to stability and peace through enhancing regional cooperation.” The ability to work together on such a technical exercise allows both nations to prepare for the unlikely event of an actual submarine emergency.last_img read more

first_imgIt added: “We will work with these stakeholders to to consider whether any other action is necessary to ensure that institutional investors get the information they need to make effective decisions.”Last month the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Advisory Board introduced a transparency code for asset managers, based on a model from the Netherlands and adapted by the board and Chris Sier, professor at Newcastle University Business School. Eight managers have so far signed up to the LGPS’ voluntary code.The FCA welcomed the development and other work in this area – including a similar disclosure method proposed by the Investment Association (IA). Speaking this morning, FCA director of strategy and competition Chris Woolard made it clear that the LGPS code was a pioneering model, followed by the IA, the trade body for UK asset managers.The FCA indicated that it did not want to convene stakeholders itself. Cost clarity for alternativesThe LGPS has not yet finalised its template for private equity and other illiquid strategies, but all responses to the FCA report said that private equity and hedge funds ought to be covered by the wider transparency code.The regulator said it would consider whether any of its proposed “remedies” should apply to private equity products.One of the asset managers already signed up to the LGPS’ transparency code, fixed income specialist Markham Rae, said it was happy for greater fee transparency to be applied to all kinds of vehicles. Kerry Duffain, head of distribution at the group, said that its own closed-end fund investing in trade finance was not covered by the LGPS code but the firm would work with any committee to ensure such deal-based vehicles were transparent.Other commentators warned that transparency, especially around transaction costs, was harder in practice than in theory. Colin Meech, national officer for the trade union Unison and one of the architects of the LGPS transparency code, said it was only when data started appearing on spreadsheets that the true extent of costs would become apparent. “There is a long way to go,” he warned.IPE reported yesterday that the LGPS is expecting its code to reveal investment costs across its 89 member schemes in excess of £1bn (€1.1bn) for 2017.Unison has demanded representation on the FCA’s working party on transparency. Other expected representatives will come from the IA, the British Venture Capital Association, and the Department for Work and Pensions. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is set to bring relevant stakeholders together to devise standardised templates for reporting costs and charges to all UK institutional investors.The regulator announced in its Asset Management Market Study, published this morning, that it would “ask an independent person to convene a group of relevant stakeholders together” to develop the templates.The FCA claimed the City of London would attract more international fund flows as a result of the greater competitiveness increased disclosure would engender.The templates developed by the working party should apply to both “mainstream and alternative asset classes”, the FCA said.last_img read more

first_img Share 153 Views   no discussions MONTREAL, Canada (AFP) — Officials launched a meningitis vaccination campaign at a Canadian university Friday after detecting two cases of the infection, health authorities said.A student at Acadia University in the province of Nova Scotia was killed by the infection at the beginning of the month.Head of public health for the province, Robert Strang, announced the detection of a second strain B meningitis case at the university.“Two cases of the same strain of meningococcal meningitis in one location, such as a university campus, constitutes an institutional outbreak,” Strang said in a letter Friday.A vaccination campaign is being organised for the university’s several thousand students, he said.Meningitis is an infection that causes swelling around the brain and spinal cord that can quickly become fatal. It can be transferred by secretions from the nose and mouth.But the disease is not highly contagious, Strang said.“This disease does not spread through the air or through casual exposure,” he said in a letter to the university.The Government of Nova Scotia has placed an order for 10,000 vaccines for the vaccination campaign. A second injection will be given to students before the end of the semester.This is the fourth case of meningitis detected in Nova Scotia this year. Earlier, a grade schooler died from a different strain of meningitis in the province. Share HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Meningitis outbreak declared at Canada university by: Associated Free Press – February 14, 2015center_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharelast_img read more

first_imgTime is running out for the UW women’s basketball team.With just three games remaining on the schedule, head coach Lisa Stone wants to see improvement going into the Big Ten tournament from her struggling team that has experienced more than its fair share of woes.The Badgers’ last home stand of the year begins Thursday versus Penn State at the Kohl Center.And what better way than to tip it off by seeking some revenge against a Nittany Lions’ team that gave Wisconsin a 69-54 whooping back in January when Stone only had eight available players.”My quote I think before the game was eight is enough,” Stone said. “And our players really gathered around that, but we didn’t compete. We didn’t battle.”But as of late, Stone has noticed a vast difference in her squad.Despite the heartbreaking losses, Stone now sees her players with some fire in their eyes.”I’m seeing a difference now in our last few games, even Northwestern, it was a tough loss,” Stone said. “Illinois, we got down there, battled and held the lead the entire game, didn’t let them come back in. [Versus Michigan State] we competed and battled in a hostile environment against a very highly ranked team.”But maybe the biggest difference from the last time these two teams played — besides having Annie Nelson and Janese Banks healthy — is defense.”Well, our defense is much better now than it was, there’s no question about that,” Stone said.There’s no doubting that defense will be the key versus Penn State, especially considering the last time around Mashea Williams scored a career-high 20 points versus the Badgers.”Going into Penn State, as we think about that, we’ve got to play much better defense,” Stone said. “Williams, she just took us right to the basket. I mean, she averaged three points a game and had a career high against us.”The Badgers can’t only focus in on stopping Williams, however.Sophomore guard Adrienne Squire has been shooting the ball exceptionally well recently — most notably this past weekend, as she scored a career-high 28 points by hitting seven 3-pointers.”She’s prolific … she’s a great player, great shooter,” Stone said. “We’ve got to be at her feet. We’ve got to make her put the ball on the floor.”Possibly the hardest part about matching up with Penn State is the simple fact that it is a very similar team to Wisconsin’s.”I think they’re on the upswing of the pendulum, and I like to think that we are as well,” Stone said. “We’re starting to play some good basketball right now, and Penn State is young. There are some young players on their team that caused us some problems there as well.””Their depth is similar to ours in terms of how we matchup, so I think that bodes well for us,” Stone added.And if the past is any indication of Thursday night, the result may not be in the Badgers’ favor, as Penn State leads the all-time series 21-to-4.”Their record against the Badgers is pretty daunting,” Stone said. “I mean, if you look at their tradition and [Penn State head coach Rene Portland’s] tradition here even at the Kohl Center. I think they now feel like they can make a little late push, build some momentum in the tournament. They’re young and they’re figuring some things out.”But in the end, Stone believes having the final three games at home will be enough to overcome the Nittany Lions and end the season on the right note.”But, again, we’re back home,” she said. “I’m excited for us to be home. We’ve got a nice home stand coming here, and we’re playing good basketball at the right time.”last_img read more