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Blanket Coverage – Episode 120 (TCU upsets WVU, NBA injuries, XFL Week 3)

first_imgJack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ + posts Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Twitter TCU News Now 4/28/2021 Facebook Jack is a junior journalism major and studio art minor from Atlanta, Georgia. He enjoys everything sports and co-runs the Blanket Coverage podcast as well as photographs for TCU360. Jack Wallace Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ TAGSball don’t lieblanket coveragecbbXFL 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC East 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West Linkedin ReddIt Facebook Linkedin Previous articleHoroscope: February 28, 2020Next articleMamba Mentality: Nembhard looks to take game, TCU to new heights as he mimics late idol Jack Wallace RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter printIn this week’s episode, Jack and Noah dive into late-season college basketball talk, including TCU’s upset win over West Virginia, Florida State surging to the top of the ACC, and San Diego State’s unbeaten streak break. In NBA talk, we look over new injuries in Ben Simmons and Brandon Clarke while Jayson Tatum breaks out. We finish with an XFL Week 3 recap and Week 4 preview. Tune in next week for our college basketball conference championships preview and more NFL Exit Interviews! ReddIt 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC Westlast_img read more

Rents in Limerick buck the trend

first_imgFacebook Twitter WhatsApp Print Email Advertisementcenter_img Linkedin Previous articleAccident victims Paul and Jeffrey remembered in musicNext articleNews round up Monday September 6 admin NewsLocal NewsRents in Limerick buck the trendBy admin – September 6, 2010 557 RENTS in Limerick increased by 0.5% in July, in marked contrast to other parts of the country where they fell by between 1% and 3%, according to the latest report published by the property website Daft.ie. The average rent by Shannonside in the second quarter of 2010 was €700.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up One local auctioneer told the Limerick Post that the 0.5% increase could possibly be attributed to students hunting for suitable accommodation prior to the reopening of third level colleges.“I suppose it could be asked why Limerick has bucked the trend when there are big student populations in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Waterford.“Maybe there is a wider choice in those places making the market more competitive…I don’t know, really.“While there is a lot of purpose built units close to LIT, UL and Mary Immaculate, it has been noted that many students are opting to go it alone and renting houses and flats in nearby estates, which can work out cheaper than student apartment blocks.“What can be said is that landlords are now more conscious of their obligations and have upgraded their properties. Likewise, students have become very selective in their requirements”.The average asking rent in the country was just over €835 per month, down 5% on the same time last year.Commenting on the report, Ronan Lyons, Economist with Daft.ie said, “The year-on-year fall in rents is now at its slowest pace in two years, suggesting that the rental market may be close to stabilising. Nonetheless, the total stock of properties available to rent remains high, which means we are unlikely to see rents rising rapidly in the near future.”Rents in Munster fell by 1.1% between April and June, having been largely static in the first three months of the year.The average rent in Limerick city in the second quarter of 2010 was €700, while the average in the rest of the county was €650. This represents falls of €220 and €150 from their peaks in 2008.Even though there has been an upwards trend in Limerick prices, they are still considerably lower than in the Celtic Tiger years.This is the third year in a row that rents have been lower at national level than the previous year.Compared with 2007, a typical student renting a two-bedroom property could expect to save between €1,500 and €4,000 over the course of the academic year.The cost of accommodation for students still varies significantly around the country, with the average for a double room in Dublin city centre about twice the cost of renting in Athlone, Castlebar and Tralee.last_img read more

SCAN Survey: Vaccine Mistrust Among Family Caregivers Puts Vulnerable Seniors At Risk

first_img Pinterest Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 25, 2021 TAGS  WhatsApp LONG BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 25, 2021– Just 63% of family caregivers who have doubts about COVID-19 vaccine safety say they’ll take the senior under their care to get vaccinated. That’s according toa new surveyof U.S. family caregivers conducted by Wakefield Research for SCAN Health Plan. “These findings should ring alarm bells throughout the country,” said Eve Gelb, senior vice president of healthcare services for SCAN. “Family caregivers are the linchpin in our healthcare system. They make crucial decisions every day that affect the health of the people they care for. That’s why it’s so important that they trust the vaccines and get the person under their care vaccinated.” SCAN Health Plan is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans. The survey polled 1,000 U.S. family caregivers who provide care for a family member older than 65 with oversamples for 400 Hispanic and 400 Black respondents. Nationally, there are 53 million family caregivers in the United States, providing care to adults and children with an array of needs. People rely on family caregivers for transportation, nutritional needs and assistance accessing medical care. Among all caregivers surveyed, 71% harbor doubts about the vaccines’ safety and about 1 in 5 caregivers (19%) do not plan to take the person under their care to get vaccinated. Looking at communities that have been disproportionately harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic, 13% of Hispanic caregivers and 25% of Black caregivers do not plan to take the senior under their care to get vaccinated. The survey also asked caregivers whether they’d get the vaccine for themselves. Overall, n early half of American family caregivers (47%) would either delay or refuse COVID-19 vaccination when offered to them. “It’s just as important for caregivers to get the vaccine for themselves as it is for them to get it for the people they care for,” said Dr. Romilla Batra, a practicing internist who serves as SCAN’s chief medical officer. “In addition to exposing their loved one to the virus, if they become sick themselves, they may not be able to provide vital day-to-day care for the person they support.” Among those who would delay or reject the vaccine, safety is a top concern. Nearly three in four caregivers who would delay or reject the vaccine (73%) cite safety concerns as the top reason. Building Trust SCAN commissioned the survey as a means to better understand its members’ attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccines so the health plan can find innovative ways to build trust in them. Gelb noted a quarter of Black caregivers (25%) and even more Hispanic caregivers (28%) say their insurance provider is one of their most trusted resources for COVID-19 vaccine information. Gelb also stated that all of the respondents said they have high levels of trust in their physicians and public health officials. SCAN has recently implemented several programs involving both groups to conduct member outreach about the importance of vaccinations. “We know we have our work cut out for us,” said Gelb. “But the good news is we know exactly what that work is.” Additional Findings About At-Risk Communities Black Caregivers.More than two-thirds of Black caregivers (77%) have doubts that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe.59% of Black caregivers would delay or refuse getting the vaccine.Higher levels of mistrust in the Black community may result in even lower vaccination rates among Black seniors. A quarter of Black caregivers (25%) do not plan to take the senior in their care to get vaccinated. Hispanic Caregivers.Despite evidence to the contrary, 74% of Hispanic caregivers have doubts that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe.About half (49%) would delay or refuse to get the vaccine.More than 1 in 10 Hispanic caregivers (13%) do not plan to take the senior in their care to get vaccinated. About SCAN Group SCAN Group is a mission-driven organization that is tackling some of the biggest issues in health care for older adults. The core of SCAN Group is SCAN Health Plan, one of the nation’s foremost not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans, serving more than 220,000 members in California. Independence at Home, a SCAN community service, provides vitally needed services and support to seniors and their caregivers regardless of plan membership. SCAN Group also invests in new companies to support healthier aging, offers education programs, community funding, volunteer opportunities, and other community services in support of its mission—keeping seniors healthy and independent. To learn more, visit scanhealthplan.com or follow us on Twitter @scanhealthplan. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210225005316/en/ CONTACT: SCAN Health Plan Media Contact: Seffrah Orlando,[email protected] 562.508.6781 KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: INFECTIOUS DISEASES SENIORS HISPANIC FAMILY MANAGED CARE AFRICAN-AMERICAN GENERAL HEALTH PHARMACEUTICAL CONSUMER HEALTH SOURCE: SCAN Health Plan Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/25/2021 08:00 AM/DISC: 02/25/2021 08:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210225005316/encenter_img SCAN Survey: Vaccine Mistrust Among Family Caregivers Puts Vulnerable Seniors At Risk Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleUniversal Peace Federation: De la pandémie à la paix : devenir un acteur du changementNext articleBioBarica Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Expands in the US With an Internationally Renowned Technology Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

BOI temporarily closes 3 Donegal branches to ensure continuity of L’Kenny branch

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook Twitter Google+ Bank of Ireland has announced that it is to close its branches in Bunbeg, Bundoran and Glenties temporarily.They say the decision was taken to help ensure continuity of service at its larger Letterkenny branch.The redeployment of staff from the three smaller branch locations is said to be to support colleague self-isolation while ensuring the continued operation of the Letterkenny branch, which is open today as normal following a deep clean in line with HSE guidelines.Statement in full:Bank of Ireland wishes to advise customers that its branches in Bunbeg, Bundoran and Glenties will close temporarily to help ensure continuity of service at its larger Letterkenny branch.The redeployment of staff from the three smaller branch locations is to support colleague self-isolation while ensuring the continued operation of the Letterkenny branch, which is open today as normal following a deep clean in line with HSE guidelines.The ATMs at our branches in Bunbeg, Bundoran and Glenties will continue to operate for withdrawals only. Customers can continue to use the nearest branches which are located in Dungloe or Falcarragh (for Bunbeg), Ballyshannon (for Bundoran), and Donegal Town or Dungloe (for Glenties).Barry Gallagher, Head of Bank of Ireland for County Donegal, said: “Throughout this pandemic, the safety of our customers and colleagues has been our top priority. Today, we have had to make some temporary changes to our services in Donegal to support colleague self-isolation while ensuring the continued operation of the Letterkenny branch. We are following in full the advice of the public health authorities, and I’d like to apologise for any inconvenience to our customers arising from these temporary changes.” Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Facebook Pinterest Google+center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday September 28thNext article22 new cases of Covid-19 identified in Donegal News Highland WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – September 28, 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR BOI temporarily closes 3 Donegal branches to ensure continuity of L’Kenny branch Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more

Sarah Palin speaks out after being ‘duped’ into spoof interview by Sacha Baron Cohen

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin spoke out about being “duped” into a spoof interview with British actor Sacha Baron Cohen.“It was proposed to me as a legitimate interview to speak about veterans’ issues in our military and current events to a new audience,” she said in an exclusive interview Friday with Good Morning America. “It was supposed to be this big-time Showtime documentary, and it was passed on to me by a speakers’ bureau, which, you know, I would assume had done some vetting.”The former Alaska governor said in a Facebook post earlier this week that she traveled “across the country” for an interview with Baron Cohen, whom she claims “heavily disguised himself as a disabled U.S. veteran, fake wheelchair and all.”She slammed the act as “evil” and “sick,” and added that she “literally, physically removed” her mic and walked out of the interview.“He started showing me these graphs and statistics that had like typos in them and just didn’t quite look right. And part of this propaganda, this data that he was showing me had something to do with sex changes and transgenderism, and he brought up Chelsea Clinton and said she was a recipient of a government-funded sex change,” Palin said on Good Morning America. “It just got worse and worse and worse as the minutes went on in this bizarre, really embarrassing, humiliating interview.”She continued, “It was occurring to me, whatever this show is, whatever this interview really is, is all about humiliation and devaluing middle-class Americans, whom I represent. I said, ‘Enough was enough,’ and I took off my mic and I walked out.”Baron Cohen has made a career out of conducting prank interviews with an unwitting celebrities, including Donald Trump before he became president.The comedian filmed the latest stunt for his forthcoming Showtime series, Who Is America?, that is expected to feature a spectrum of new, high-profile gags.Baron Cohen teased his Who Is America? series in a Twitter post on Sunday, where an off-screen voice with an odd accent can be heard asking former Vice President Dick Cheney to “sign my waterboard kit.”Cheney, who as vice president was a hawkish defender of harsh interrogation techniques, goes along with the request, autographing a gallon-sized plastic jug.Palin has challenged Baron Cohen to donate all proceeds from Who Is America? to a charity that “actually respects and supports American vets.”She said Friday that she has yet to hear from the show’s producers.“Nobody returns my calls,” she said. “They had given us fake names as to producers and anybody involved in the show. Nobody has taken me up on my offer for them to donate the proceeds from the show to veterans’ organizations that truly support and respect our vets.”Billy Wayne Ruddick, Jr., Baron Cohen’s character from Who Is America?, posted a rebuttal to Palin on Thursday, claiming he did not pose as a military veteran.Baron Cohen later retweeted it from his own account.Showtime declined to provide a clip of Baron Cohen’s interview with Palin to ABC News.“You read a line like that and, you know, man, this guy, he just doesn’t quit,” Palin said, referring to the line about bone spurs in Baron Cohen’s character’s rebuttal. “He thinks this kind of stuff is funny, and mocking the disabled and mocking and belittling our vets with his portrayal, in my book, it’s not funny.”She added, “This actor, this comedian, whomever he is — he’s a proven liar. Nobody can believe a word he’s saying now as to his rebuttal.”Showtime declined ABC News’ request for comment, and Baron Cohen did not respond to requests for comment Thursday evening.Palin said she is speaking out about her experience now because she feels it is “important” to “let people know what’s coming.” She added that she expects that Showtime and its parent company, CBS, will be “pimping” the show ahead of its release.“If people tune into this show, then they’re going to see how middle-class Americans are mocked and our values are mocked,” she said. “If people do decide to tune in, they’re going to hear about it anyway, if they tune in. Well, the ill-gotten gains by CBS and Showtime, those, I say, need to be donated to people who deserve the gains.” Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

State attorney general contacts Chicago Archdiocese after 7 priests in Pennsylvania report connected to Illinois

first_imgMark Wilson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — With “at least seven priests with connections to Illinois” identified in the recent grand jury report in Pennsylvania that revealed more than 300 priests allegedly assaulted more than 1,000 children, the Illinois attorney general said she plans to reach out to the Chicago Archdiocese for further inquiry.“The Catholic Church has a moral obligation to provide its parishioners and the public a complete and accurate accounting of all sexually inappropriate behavior involving priests in Illinois,” Attorney General Lisa Madigan said in a statement on Thursday.“We have reviewed the Pennsylvania grand jury report,” the statement continued, “which identifies at least seven priests with connections to Illinois. The Chicago Archdiocese has agreed to meet with me. I plan to reach out to the other dioceses in Illinois to have the same conversation and expect the bishops will agree and cooperate fully. If not, I will work with states attorneys and law enforcement throughout Illinois to investigate.”The Chicago Archdiocese also issued a statement, saying the organization had been contacted by Madigan and was looking forward “to discussing our policies and procedures related to misconduct issues with her and her office.“Since 2002,” that statement continued, “the Archdiocese of Chicago has reported all abuse allegations to the proper civil authorities.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

New York woman drowns in paddleboarding accident

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — A New York woman drowned while paddleboarding in Long Island on Friday, police said.Lisa Margaritis, 49, was an experienced paddleboarder but drowned trying to help another woman caught in the strong current, Southold Police chief Martin Flatley said in a statement.Margaritis and two other women were part of a paddleboard fitness class near Hashamomuck Pond in eastern Long Island when one “found herself in trouble in the strong current,” police said.Margaritis tried to help the struggling woman but “while trying to negotiate the strong current, the paddle board that Margaitis was on got stuck on a bridge piling and Margaritis fell into water,” police said.Margaitis, a registered nurse, found herself “tethered to the board and was unable to free herself,” police said.A Good Samaritan jogging by jumped into the water and freed Margaritis from the bridge piling and brought her to shore, where rescue teams performed CPR. She was was transported to Eastern Long Island Hospital, where she died, police said.Margaritis’ mother, Jean Weber, told Newsday she was “devastated” over her daughter’s death, but wasn’t surprised she died trying to save someone else.“She was a hero in my eyes,” Weber said. “She wanted to save somebody else. She was always kind.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Changes in the freshwater composition of the upper ocean west of the Antarctic Peninsula during the first decade of the 21st century

first_imgIn recent decades, the west Antarctic Peninsula (WAP) has warmed more rapidly than anywhere else in the Southern Hemisphere. Associated with this, there has been a marked shortening of the sea ice season, a retreat of the majority of glaciers, and an increase in precipitation. Each of these changes in the freshwater system has the potential to exert significant influence on the ecosystem, via processes such as stabilisation of the upper water column, and supply of micronutrients to the mixed layer. Here we use a time series of hydrographic and stable oxygen isotope (δ18O) measurements collected at a near-coastal site in Marguerite Bay to quantify the prevalence of meteoric freshwater (glacial melt plus precipitation) separately from sea ice melt. During 2002–2009, meteoric water dominated, with summer water column inventories of order 4–6 m. Summer sea ice melt inventories were lower, ranging from −1 to 0.5 m (where a negative value indicates net sea ice formation from this water). In the near-surface layers, we find highest meteoric water prevalence in February 2006 (6%) and lowest in October 2007 (1%), whilst sea ice melt is highest in February 2005 (2%) and lowest in July 2002 (−2%). The ranges in both meteoric water and sea ice melt are significantly larger than derived previously using a subset of the data, reflecting the strong interannual variability present. The largest single determinant of the near-surface freshwater percentages is found to be changes in mixed layer depth. Notably deep layers occurred in the winters of 2003, 2007 and 2008, due to northerly winds associated with El Niño/Southern Oscillation and the Southern Annular Mode. These led to greatly reduced sea ice cover in northern Marguerite Bay, and allowed persistent air-sea heat fluxes and stronger rates of sea ice production, which is a key factor in controlling mixed layer depth. We also discuss the possible role of interannual changes in wind-induced mixing in this context. As climate change at the WAP continues, we expect further changes in each of the components of the freshwater budget, and also changes in the vertical redistribution of this freshwater by oceanographic processes. Our ongoing δ18O monitoring will help track these changes, and elucidate their consequences for the operation of the marine ecosystem.last_img read more

BYU’s Childs Earns WCC and NCAA March Madness Player of the Week Honors

first_imgDecember 11, 2018 /Sports News – Local BYU’s Childs Earns WCC and NCAA March Madness Player of the Week Honors Written by Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAN BRUNO, Calif.-Monday, BYU men’s basketball star junior forward Yoeli Childs netted player of the week honors from both the West Coast Conference and NCAA March Madness, as he became the national player of the week.In wins over Utah State and Utah, Childs amassed 31 points, 9 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game.Childs also shot 70.6 percent from the field in both games and 92.3 percent at the foul line in the wins over the Aggies and Utes.Childs has netted 31 points in three straight games now, for the Cougars. He is the first Cougar to score 30 points in three consecutive games since guard Jimmer Fredette did so in 2011. Tags: BYU Men’s Basketball/Jimmer Fredette/NCAA March Madness/West Coast Conference/Yoeli Childslast_img read more

HMAS Success Nears Middle East Deployment

first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Nears View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Asia-Pacific View post tag: middle east HMAS Success Nears Middle East Deployment View post tag: Deployment View post tag: HMAS Successcenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Success Nears Middle East Deployment View post tag: Navy November 4, 2014 As HMAS Success began the last phase of her preparation for a lengthy deployment in November, the ship’s company welcomed a new Commanding Officer.Captain Justin Jones took command at the gangway of Success after his predecessor, Captain Allison Norris, completed a circuit of the ship’s main deck whilst sharing a few words with each member of the crew. The outgoing Commanding Officer symbolically transferred command by passing over custody of the ship’s gun, a miniature brass cannon.Captain Jones reminded the crew of the importance of their upcoming deployment to the Middle East Region and the need for all personnel to contribute to the mission for a safe and successful outcome.Captain Jones was most recently Director of the Navy’s Sea Power Centre – Australia and commanded HMAS Newcastle from 2008 to 2010. He previously served in HMA Ships Brisbane, Success (as a Midshipman), Bunbury, Westralia, Hobart, Wollongong, Sydney, Arunta, Manoora and Parramatta.HMAS Success will deploy to Operation MANITOU, to contribute to the international effort to promote maritime security, stability and prosperity to the Middle East Region. She will be part of Combined Task Force 53, supporting allied ships through the provision of replenishment support, and will also conduct coalition and regional engagement.Press release, Image: Australian Navy Authorities Share this articlelast_img read more