26 additional cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Donegal

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+ Facebook Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – December 3, 2020 WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img Google+ Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport, Farming News and Obituary NoticesNext articleThe Score – 03/12/20 News Highland WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter 26 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Donegal this evening.The 14 day incidence rate of the virus in the county remains the highest in the country at 212.3 per 100,000 of the population, almost treble the national average which is 79.7.6 people across Ireland have died as a result of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours while a total of 183 new cases have been confirmed. 26 additional cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Donegal Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more

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Thought leadership: New BIN utilization requirements

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr It was back in 1999 that many articles were written predicting that the United States would run out of phone numbers, driven by the then fresh surge of cell phones, fax machines, and virtual numbers.  The solution at the time was area code splits and overlays, but neither was very popular. And, it wasn’t that we were really running out of individual numbers.  After all, 10 digits yields some 10 billion unique combinations. Even allowing for reserved combinations (411, 911, 555, etc.) there’s still plenty of combinations. Today, there are about 900 million active phone lines. A phone company would request an NPA-NXX, which equated to the block of 10,000 numbers following the first 6 (e.g. 813-984-0001 to 9999). But so many new VOIP, cable, skype-like companies were requesting blocks that the country was running out of blocks to give out. The solution was number portability. Any number could move to any service provider (fixed, wireless, VOIP, virtual).Are we running out of credit card numbers?Fast forward to 2016, and there are predictions that we will run out of credit card numbers. However, just like phone numbers, it’s not the case where we are exhausting every single combination of the standard 16 digit number found on every credit, debit, prepaid, card and some gift cards, airline cards and gas cards. That would be 1 quadrillion unique numbers worldwide (the 16th digit is a checksum). continue reading »last_img read more

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Crews respond to early morning fire in Binghamton with significant damage

first_img —– BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Binghamton Fire Department tells 12 News there was significant structural damage to the building. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — At least two people had to be taking to the hospital after an early-morning building fire in Binghamton. Our 12 news crew at the scene also saw at least two people on stretchers being loaded into ambulances. No word on the severity of the injuries or what caused the fire in the first place. 10:31 A.M. UPDATE: Fire officials say the damage was limited to the back of the building and the second and third floors. They say the fire affected about 15-20% of the building. They say the cause of the fire is still under investigation. 12 News spoke with a resident, who lived in the building, and said she woke up to her neighbor running down the stairs and yelling “Get out! There’s a fire!” The fire department says there were 10 total unit, seven were occupied and the rest got out safely. The fire department tells 12 News that two residents were send to the hospital due to smoke inhalation, but the severity of their injuries is unknown. They also say Binghamton Police sent one officer to the hospital for an unknown injury. It happened around 3:30 a.m. at 193 Matthews Street in the city. Stick with 12 News as this is a developing story and we’ll look to learn more throughout the day.last_img read more

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Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble could begin in November

first_imgHong Kong Financial Secretary At the same time, we’re working very hard with the mainland authorities to try to revive the traveling between Hong Kong and mainland because, business wise, this is very important to speed up the recovery of our econom.Paul Chan- Advertisement – SINGAPORE — The travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore could take effect within this month —and discussions are ongoing with other countries including Thailand and Japan, according to Hong Kong’s financial secretary Paul Chan.“We’re working hard with the Singaporean government,” said Chan. “The target is to launch this as soon as possible within November, and the earlier, the better.”The two cities in mid-October announced plans to allow leisure travel to resume without the need for quarantines. Instead, tourists would take a coronavirus test before departure. Hong Kong may also require a second test after arrival.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Tourism and aviation have been hit hard by the pandemic this year. Singapore and Hong Kong also do not have domestic air travel markets to cushion the blow. A passenger wearing a facemask exiting the arrival hall at the Hong Kong International Airport terminal.Miguel Candela | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Singapore has unilaterally opened its borders to tourists from countries where the coronavirus situation is under control such as New Zealand and Brunei.Chan said Hong Kong is in talks with 10 other countries about allowing similar travel bubbles.“For example, Thailand, Japan — these are the countries that we have more advanced discussions with,” he said, adding that the authorities are working “very hard” to expand the network of air travel bubbles with different jurisdictions.“At the same time, we’re working very hard with the mainland authorities to try to revive the traveling between Hong Kong and mainland because, business wise, this is very important to speed up the recovery of our economy,” Chan said.The city fell into recession last year after months of anti-government protests, and the Covid-19 outbreak dealt the economy another blow.Still, when asked if Hong Kong might lose some of its shine to Shenzhen, the secretary said the financial hub has a “very unique competitive edge.” Shenzhen celebrated 40 years as a special economic zone last month, and was given flexibility to pursue reforms in some areas, according to Reuters.Chan said there’s a “complementary cooperation” between Hong Kong and other Chinese cities.“There are areas that we are highly competitive and leading the way, but there are also other areas we can work with the neighboring cities to achieve the maximum synergistic effect, for example, innovation and technology,” he said.“The way we see it is, in this process, we need to work together to leverage the best outcome for everyone concerned,” he continued. “But on the other hand, in … sectors that we are doing well, we need to keep enhancing ourselves, making ourselves even more competitive and ahead of our competition.” – Advertisement –last_img read more

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H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: Novel flu dominance Down Under, Tamiflu resistance in US, Paraguay emergency steps, tweets from flu summit

first_imgCDC releases pandemic H1N1 vaccine guidanceThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued recommendations today to help state and local health officials decide who should get novel H1N1 vaccine when supplies are initially limited. Target groups include schoolchildren and staff, children in daycare and staff, pregnant women and contacts of newborns, those with medical underling conditions, and health workers. The report also discusses weighing the needs of other nations and military personnel, but it focuses on US civilians.[Jul 8 CDC recommendations]Novel strain may dominate Australia’s flu seasonThe novel flu virus seems poised to dominate Australia’s flu season, the country’s health minister, Nicola Roxon, said today, according to the Adelaide Advertiser. Flu surveillance for the week ending Jun 20 revealed that almost two thirds of the infections were from the pandemic H1N1 virus. Roxon said the new virus will likely replace seasonal flu, rather than circulate alongside it.[Jul 9 Advertiser story]Tamiflu-resistant strain found in US travelerFederal and state health departments are increasing their testing of novel flu viruses for oseltamivir (Tamiflu) resistance, the Associated Press (AP) reported today. The measures were prompted by a report of a resistant strain isolated from a San Francisco resident who had arrived in Hong Kong in June. The girl had had not taken osteltamivir. The CDC has asked states to send more samples for resistance testing, and California said it has stepped up its testing.[Jul 8 AP story]Paraguay lawmakers pass emergency measuresParaguay’s government passed emergency legislation yesterday aimed at curbing the spread of pandemic flu, the AP reported today. The law gives the country’s president expanded powers to respond to the flu outbreak and allows health officials to use $19.2 million from the treasury to fund programs to boost healthcare capacity.[Jul 8 AP story]Live feeds from tomorrow’s White House flu summitThe two plenary sessions of tomorrow’s White House pandemic H1N1 flu preparedness summit—a substantial portion of the event— will be broadcast over the Web via flu.gov, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. In addition, David Hale, a biomedical informatics and social media expert, will be providing live Twitter updates during the entire event. His Twitter name is lostonroute66. The day-long event starts at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time.[Dave Hale’s Twitter home page]last_img read more

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H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: WHO situation report, 2-shot regimen in Europe, nasal-mist findings, NY changes HCW shot requirements

first_imgWHO: Pandemic expands in Northern HemispherePandemic flu is spreading in the Northern Hemisphere, particularly in the United States and British Columbia, Canada, the World Health Organization reported today. In Europe, medical visits for flu-like illnesses rose above baseline with high rates of virus detections, possibly signaling an early start to the flu season. The proportion of Asian cases attributed to seasonal H3N2 flu declined, with only East Asia reporting significant numbers. The global H1N1 death total is at least 4,999.http://www.who.int/csr/don/2009_10_23/en/index.htmlOct 23 WHO pandemic updateEU regulators stick with 2-dose pandemic vaccine scheduleEurope’s drug regulatory agency today announced that it would stick to its initial recommendation that the three pandemic H1N1 vaccines it approved be given in two doses, despite data from two companies that suggests one-dose efficacy. The agency said the data on the GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis vaccines, both adjuvanted, were too limited to warrant recommending a single-dose schedule, but added that one dose may be sufficient in adults. The third vaccine is a cell-based product made by Baxter.MedImmune reports clinical findings on intranasal pandemic vaccineMedImmune yesterday reported long-awaited clinical trial findings on the immunogenicity of its nasal-mist pandemic H1N1 flu vaccine. US officials approved the live attenuated vaccine on Sep 15 without the immunogenicity results. In a press release the company said trials in children and adults showed that the safety and immunogenicity profiles of the pandemic vaccine are similar to those of its seasonal vaccine. The firm said further data are being collected after a second dose of the vaccine.http://pressroom.medimmune.com/press-releases/2009/10/22/interim-clinical-trial-results-show-medimmune%e2%80%99s-h1n1-vaccine-has-similar-safety-profile-as-seasonal-vaccine-in-eligible-children-and-adults/Oct 22 MedImmune press releaseNew York suspends mandatory vaccination for healthcare workersNew York state yesterday suspended its new flu vaccination requirement for healthcare workers in order to free up scarce supplies of the vaccine for high-risk groups. Gov. David Paterson said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has signaled that the state would receive only 23% of its expected pandemic vaccine by the end of the month. He said slow delivery of seasonal vaccine was also a factor. Some healthcare workers opposed the order and had filed suit to reverse it.last_img read more

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Moderate results let Insignia beat US rivals

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Old-west inspired cabin in the woods is the perfect pad to escape the modern world

first_imgNo Wi-Fi signal in here. The home could be a very unique Airbnb rental.“It is really idyllic,” she said.Although the home looks like it was from another century, she estimated that it was built about 10 years ago.She envisioned that the property could make an ideal purchase for someone to create a very unique Airbnb listing.As well as the wood cabin, the two-acre property has a dam with lilypads where people can relax by the water or try their luck at catching fish or yabbies. 15 Ball St HazledeanFor fans of HBO’s latest hit Westworld, this charming cabin in the woods could be the perfect way to live out your wild west fantasies.The rustic North Queensland cottage that is going to auction this weekend has a look straight out of the 1800s.The wooden cabin is on a two acre property at 15 Ball St, Hazledean, about 40 minutes out of Mackay. The clock is ticking on the Queensland Government’s boosted grant for first home buyers Perfect place to unwind.And despite the retro look, the home has running water, electricity, kitchen, as well as a fireplace for those cold winter nights.It will go to auction this Saturday, on-site at 11am. REVEALED: The Brisbane suburbs that offer a big discount compared to their neighbours With an old-west vibe, the home harks back to a time well before Wi-Fi, flatscreen TVs and the other conveniences of modern living. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoRe/Max Results principal Hayley Van De Van said the entire property was a “majestic little hideaway” from the modern world. Gatsby-esque American style mansion is the perfect place to party last_img read more

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More illegal Haitian migrants apprehended in Bahamas

first_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring! Photo credit: bahamaspress.comNASSAU, Bahamas — One day after a Haitian woman drowned and scores of other illegal Haitian migrants were apprehended in an illegal smuggling attempt on New Providence, dozens more illegal Haitian migrants were caught entering The Bahamas on Wednesday.Royal Bahamas Defence Force Public Relations Officer Lt. Origin Deleveaux said that 62 migrants were apprehended at Cistern Cay, Exuma, around 9 am.Deleveaux said officers discovered 50 males, seven females and one child onboard a wooden Haitian sloop anchored just off the cay.The other three migrants were actually on the cay when they were apprehended, according to Deleveaux, who said the immigrants had no injuries.Immigration officials also reported apprehending 30 illegal Haitian migrants from an area called Hole in the Wall near Sandy Point, Abaco, on Wednesday.According to Director of Immigration Jack Thompson, immigration officers in Marsh Harbour apprehended 26 males and four females who claimed to have traveled from Port-de-Paix in a Haitian wooden sloop.Caribbean News Now Sharecenter_img 12 Views   no discussions Share NewsRegional More illegal Haitian migrants apprehended in Bahamas by: – July 13, 2012last_img read more

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Antonio Brown’s new helmet fails test; receiver reacts with harsh tweet

first_img Steelers-Chiefs delayed due to inclement weather, new start time 8:30 p.m. ET Florio reported that Brown’s Schutt AiR Advantage helmet made in 2014 required additional testing for use by the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE), though the league informed him the helmet did not pass the test.It’s worth noting Schutt released a statement in 2014, specifying that it stopped producing the AiR Advantage three years earlier in favor of newer models. Related News As Florio added that “we haven’t heard the last of Brown on this issue,” Brown took to social media later Saturday night and sent out an NSFW tweet to summarize his feelings on the situation.Brown ran routes and caught passes Thursday in Arizona ahead of the team’s 33-26 win over the Cardinals in their second preseason game and also was part of Oakland’s walkthrough back in California over the weekend. Raiders coach Jon Gruden expressed optimism that Brown could finally join the team for good Sunday, though the latest helmet hurdle could prove to be a problem. Andrew Luck sighting: Colts quarterback warms up ahead of Week 2 preseason game The Antonio Brown helmet saga is far from resolved.According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, the NFL has reversed its ruling to allow the Raiders wide receiver to wear the specific model of Schutt helmet he loves as long as he could find one less than 10 years old. Jon Gruden thinks Antonio Brown will be practicing with Raiders soon “We discontinued making the helmet three years ago because current helmet technology had moved past it. The AiR Advantage was the last varsity helmet made by Schutt that featured traditional foam padding. That material, which is used by most other helmet manufacturers, does not perform as well as the TPU Cushioning we now use in all of our varsity helmets.”TPU (thermoplastic urethane) Cushioning absorbs significantly more impact across a wider variety of temperatures than any other helmet on the field. Third party testing by an independent, certified helmet testing facility has proven that, three years in a row. The AiR Advantage had lived out its useful life as a product and was discontinued when something better was developed.”last_img read more

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