Woman rescued from River Shannon in Limerick

first_imgLocal backlash over Aer Lingus threat woman rescued from Shannon River A woman has been rescued from the River Shannon by Gardaí and firefighters in Limerick City. Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites TAGSLimerick City and CountyNews Advertisement “She was taken from the water alive which is always a great result,” said a reliable source. Print WhatsApp Twitter NewsHealthWoman rescued from River Shannon in LimerickBy David Raleigh – April 17, 2020 4385 Linkedin TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! The woman entered the water at what is locally referred to as the Treaty Stone, near Thomond Bridge, around 3.20pm, Friday.A major rescue operation took place involving Gardaí, a boat crew of three members attached to Limerick Marine Search and Rescue Service, as well as local fire service personnel.According to a reliable eye-witness, Gardaí threw the woman a lifebuoy, before she was recovered from the water by a swift water rescue technician boat crew attached to Limerick City and County Fire and Rescue Service.Another reliable source said the woman was transferred to St Michaels Boat Club slipway and handed over to HSE paramedics.The woman was transferred by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick where her condition is believed to be stable. Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Limerick on Covid watch list RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Email Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Previous articleLimerick Post Show | 17 April, 2020Next articleGardaí investigating multi-vehicle collision near Clare-Limerick border David Raleigh last_img read more

10 new positive Coronavirus cases in Northern Ireland

first_img Twitter Facebook Twitter By News Highland – March 17, 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Pinterest 10 new positive Coronavirus cases in Northern Ireland As of 2pm today, Tuesday 17th March, testing has resulted in 10 new positive Coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Northern Ireland to 62.The total number of tests completed in Northern Ireland is 1,338.The Department of Health in Northern Ireland continue to advise people with mild symptoms such as new persistent cough and/or fever – should stay at home and self-isolate. They will not require testing and will not therefore be included in testing totals. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Previous articleCalls for council housing rents to be delayed over COVID-19Next articleNew cases confirmed in Republic, 5 associated with North West News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

CDC’s preparedness chief named acting director

first_imgJan 27, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – Richard E. Besser, MD, who formerly directed terrorism preparedness and emergency response at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), was named last week as the agency’s acting director.Besser replaces Julie L. Gerberding, MD, MPH, who had led the agency since July 2002 and stepped down as President Barack Obama took office last week.Besser took the helm of the agency Jan 22, according to a brief notice on the CDC Web site. He had been director of the CDC Coordinatng Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response since August 29, 2005, according to Glen Nowak, CDC media relations director.”He started 2 hours before Hurricane Katrina hit,” Nowak said.Nowak said Besser was appointed acting CDC director by Charles Johnson, acting secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Former Sen. Tom Daschle has been nominated as HHS secretary but has not yet been confirmed.A pediatrician by training, Besser, 49, started his CDC career in the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) in 1991, working on foodborne diseases, Nowak said.Besser served as an associate professor of pediatrics and director of the pediatrics residency program at the University of California, San Diego, from 1993 to 1998, according to the 2000 EIS directory.He later returned to the CDC and served as epidemiology section chief in the Respiratory Diseases Branch, acting chief of the Meningitis and Special Pathogens Branch in the National Center for Infectious Diseases, and as medical director of a CDC campaign to promote appropriate antibiotic use in the community.He received a bachelor’s degree in economics at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., and earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a residency and chief residency in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore, the CDC said.Besser has authored and co-authored more than 100 presentations, abstracts, book chapters, editorials, and other publications and has received many awards for his work in public health and his volunteer service, according to the CDC.Gerberding had led the CDC since Jul 3, 2002, when she was appointed by then-HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson. Previously she had served as part of a four-member CDC interim leadership team, which had functioned for about 3 months following the resignation of former CDC Director Dr. Jeffrey P. Koplan in March 2002.Gerberding’s CDC leadership began less than a year after the anthrax attacks in the fall of 2001 put bioterrorism high on the CDC’s agenda. Some major events during her tenure included increased federal spending for state and local public health preparedness, the campaign to vaccinate many frontline health workers against smallpox in 2003, the SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) and monkeypox outbreaks of the same year, a major CDC reorganization launched in 2004, and a growing focus on pandemic influenza preparedness in response to the spread of H5N1 avian influenza starting in 2004.See also: May 14, 2004, CIDRAP News story on CDC reorganizationhttp://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/bt/bioprep/news/may1404cdc.htmlJul 3, 2002, CIDRAP News story on appointment of Julie Gerberdinghttp://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/bt/bioprep/news/gerberding.htmllast_img read more

Management Buyout for UK’s Salos Sunesis

first_imgOffshore oil & gas performance improvement specialist, Salos Sunesis, has recently carried out a management buyout, which has enabled director Grant Wallace to acquire the Aberdeen-based company from founder Ty Crandall.The company was formed 21 years ago, and during this time the team has assisted in the successful delivery of over 70 of the most challenging high pressure high temperature (HPHT) wells around the world.Transferring knowledge from these challenging wells, Salos delivers performance focused auditing, coaching and training to maximise efficiency whilst ensuring safe well delivery.Grant joined the business in 2013 and saw an opportunity to develop its service offering, which now includes managed pressure drilling (MPD) project services. He has also brought industry stalwart, Bob Dickson onto the senior management team as the company’s operations manager.Bob has held senior positions such as subsea wells manager with Talisman and has over 35 years experience in the industry covering many aspects of drilling engineering and management.  He has managed projects in the North Sea, Middle East, Russia, Norway and North Africa.Grant Wallace, managing director at Salos Sunesis, said: “The MBO has allowed the team to build on the last two decades of expertise.   We are very positive about the future potential of the business and with increased enquiry levels we are seeing strong signs of the sector recovering.  Bob’s appointment is another indication of our drive and ambition to grow the company by focussing on delivering value and assurance to our clients.  He brings a wealth of expertise and insight to the team and more importantly our clients to enhance performance at the well site.”last_img read more