Clough-Ballacolla advance in U-21 and all today’s GAA results

first_img Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Clough-Ballacolla advance in U-21 and all today’s GAA results TAGSGAA results Twitter WhatsApp Community Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Friday night’s Round 1 game between Graiguecullen and Portlaoise was abandoned near the end after a Graiguecullen player sustained a serious injury.Graiguecullen were 11 points up at the time and it remains to be seen whether the game will need to be replayed.While tomorrow’s preliminary round game between Stradbally Parish Gaels and Courtwood-Emo has been postponed following a bereavement in Annanough.Check out all of today’s results below:Today’s Results:Bord an Mona O’Byrne Cup Round 1Laois 0-6 Meath 3-11 – See Report HereDamien Reid U15 Football Tournament FinalLaois 1-6 Dublin 0-14 – See Report HereLaois Shopping Centre U21 Hurling Championship Quarter FinalClough Ballacolla 3-17 Rathdowney Errill 2-14SEE ALSO – Explained: How the new Gaelic football rules will work The defending Laois U-21 hurling champions have been knocked out of the 2018 championship this afternoon.In a repeat of the final from 12 months ago, Clough-Ballacolla avenged their defeat by Rathdowney-Errill on a scoreline of 3-17 to 2-14.They will now advance to play The Harps in the semi final. WhatsApp By Alan Hartnett – 8th December 2018 Twitter Facebook Council RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Home Sport GAA Clough-Ballacolla advance in U-21 and all today’s GAA results SportGAA The other semi final will see Camross take on Abbeyleix Gaels – the latter were due to play Na Fianna in the quarter final tomorrow but have received a walkover from them.Meanwhile, it would appear highly unlikely now that the U-21 ‘A’ football championship will be concluded this side of Christmas. New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Previous articleExperimental Laois well beaten by Meath in O’Byrne Cup openerNext articleDeaths in Laois – Sunday, December 9, 2018 Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic yearlast_img read more

Crettyard United one step away from history as Leinster Junior Cup final approaches

first_imgHome Sport Soccer Crettyard United one step away from history as Leinster Junior Cup final… SportSoccer Crettyard United one step away from history as Leinster Junior Cup final approaches GAA Previous articleLaois senior hurlers hosting ‘Meet & Greet’ night ahead of Joe McDonagh Cup finalNext articleStradbally duo ‘inking’ up for Kolbe Special School fundraiser Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Pinterest Twitter TAGSCrettyard UnitedLeinster Junior CupSherrif YC Facebook GAA WhatsApp Facebook Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results center_img Twitter Crettyard United will bring their 2018/2019 season to a close on Saturday afternoon when they face Sherrif YC in the Leinster Juinor Cup final.Patrick Brennan’s charges are contesting Leinster’s showpiece Junior cup competition for the first time in their history and standing in their way is one of Ireland’s most successful amateur sides.Sherrif YC, who have recently been crowned AUL champions, will take on Crettyard on Saturday in Ferrycarrig Park in Wexford at 2pm WhatsApp 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Speaking ahead of the game, Patrick Brennan said his side are excited about the game ahead.Crettyard’s Leinster Junior Cup adventure almost ended before it got going as they needed penalties to see off Gorey Rangers in the opening round.Kilmore Celtic, Yellowstone Celtic and Usher fell to Crettyard in the following round before they qualified for the final for the first time ever following a 2-1 win over Crumlin. Patrick Brennan said: “That was a very tough game but although they had plenty of firepower, we knew they would give us chances down the other end.“We can be very compact when we have to be and like the game against Usher, that is exactly how we played it before we opened up and took our goals well.”Manager Brennan is under no illusions about the scale of the task which lies before his side on Saturday.Since 2010, Sherrif YC have dominated the Athletic Union League and have also been regular winners of the two AUL league cups, the Nivea Cup and the Liddy Cup.In national and provincial senior cup competitions, Sheriff have also held their own. They reached the last 16 of the FAI Cup in 2011, the semi final in 2014 and the quarter finals in 2015.Manager Brennan said: “I’m really looking forward to this game and I know all of the lads are too.“This is an absolutely massive game for us and we know they will be coming down as big favourites with huge pedigree. But we will not fear them one bit and we have seen a good bit of them.“We haven’t played for three weeks and they have played four times recently so we have got to have a good look at them.“They are probably the best junior side in the country at the moment so we know exactly what we have to face.”Padraig Murphy and former Kildare County manager Tom Donnelly have had big impacts on Crettyard United’s rise to become the most successful club in the Carlow League over the last decade.While Patrick also mentions his side-kick Billy Nolan and thanks the community for getting behind the team.He said: “There is a great buzz around Crettyard and the surrounding areas at the moment and there is a bus going down to the game.“The whole community is behind us with local businesses and people sponsoring us all season.“I work in Eurospar in Castlecomer and the owner there, Willie Power, has given us anything that we need. So it is great to see support like that coming from all over and hopefully a big crowd will be there on Saturday.”Crettyard United face Sherrif YC in the final on Saturday at 2pm in Ferrycarrig Park.CRETTYARD UNITED: Jeff Moran, James Sherwood, Craig Comerford, Bobby Dowling, Ger Murray, Jason Enright, Niall Purcell, Colin Osborne, Lee Salter, Cristoir Maher, Aaron Morris. Subs: Luke Maher, James Rothwell, Anthony FitzPatrick, Conor Mulhall, Shane Buggy, Evan Phillips, Pierce Nash, John Graham, Seamus Dowling, Padraig LawlorSEE ALSO – Young Laois singer set to make debut music video in her home town this weekend RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA By Alan Hartnett – 14th June 2019 Pinterestlast_img read more

Agriculture Minister wants Law Enforcement to get Tougher on Praedial Larcenists

first_imgAgriculture Minister wants Law Enforcement to get Tougher on Praedial Larcenists AgricultureJuly 8, 2009 RelatedAgriculture Minister wants Law Enforcement to get Tougher on Praedial Larcenists RelatedAgriculture Minister wants Law Enforcement to get Tougher on Praedial Larcenists FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Dr. Christopher Tufton, wants law enforcement authorities to get tougher on praedial larcenists.He told a July 8 Post-Cabinet Press Briefing at Jamaica House that almost $5 billion is lost each year through farm theft and stressed that the issue should be treated as priority.Dr. Tufton informed that he has already met with Minister of National Security, Senator the Hon. Dwight Nelson, the Attorney General’s Office, and the police and military high command, to discuss the way forward, and the measures outlined to deal with praedial larceny will be announced shortly.However, he disclosed that a major thrust will be towards setting up an animal identification system and the registration of farmers.Describing praedial larceny as a type of organised crime, Dr. Tufton said: “My encouragement to the enforcement agencies is that it must be treated as you would treat organised crime.”He also indicated the need for more police personnel to be assigned to address the problem, and for routine inspection of trucks carrying produce and livestock, in the same manner that motorists are checked for documents. “Every policeman should be involved, not just a few policemen who are assigned with motorbikes to travel around and to check farms,” he stated.The Agriculture Minister noted further that when offenders are brought before the courts, “and are tried, and are given a fair hearing, and are found to be guilty, they should be treated no differently from someone, who robs a bank, because the grief that is felt by the farmer when he loses his assets, is no different from the grief that is felt by an investor who loses his money when a bank is robbed.”center_img RelatedAgriculture Minister wants Law Enforcement to get Tougher on Praedial Larcenists Advertisementslast_img read more

CFMEU praises Morrison and calls for his help

first_imgCFMEU praises Morrison and calls for his help CFMEUMedia release 28-02-21CFMEU praises Morrison and calls for his helpThe union representing pulp and paper workers, CFMEU Manufacturing, is calling on PM Morrison to direct his Ministers to require their departments to source Australian made paper.The PM’s Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet has one of the strongest track records of all Departments of sourcing Australian made paper and the union is putting it down to the PM.The union is furious that the percentage of Australian made paper purchased by Commonwealth agencies plummeted to 30% during the Covid-19 jobs crisis last year.“We acknowledge that the Prime Minister has already shown leadership by ensuring his Department buys Australian made paper” said Mr. Michael O’Connor, National Secretary CFMEU Manufacturing“We think he can show even more leadership by directing his Ministers to ensure their Departments buy Australian made like his Department does.”“Buying Australian made paper instead of importing it all from Indonesia like many Departments did last year supports jobs and is in line with community expectations.”As part of a new campaign “Back Our Jobs- Buy Our Paper”, union members at Gippsland’s largest private sector employer Opal Australian Paper have been emailing Mr. Morrison.Union members are furious that at a time when they were taking enforced leave due to a drop in domestic sales that big Government Departments were sourcing paper from Indonesia.The most Senior Victorian MP in the Morrison Government Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is also being sent emails.Frydenberg’s Department of Treasury has one of the poorest records of all Government agencies with just 7% of their paper being Australian made in 2018-19 and 2019-20 and them procuring no Australian made this financial year according to available figures.“We know that every ream of Australian made paper purchased supports Australian jobs and every ream imported from Indonesia damages Australian jobs.”“Treasurer Frydenberg’s in charge of the economic recovery so must order his Department to buy Australian made like the PM’s Department does” concluded Mr. O’Connor. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Australian, campaign, commonwealth, community, Government, Indonesia, Josh Frydenberg, leadership, manufacturing, Morrison, Morrison Government, PM, Prime Minister, Secretary, Victorialast_img read more

Making border stronger

first_imgMaking border stronger Hon Chris Hipkins New ‘very high risk’ country designationReturnees to be cohorted into MIQs The Government is taking significant additional steps to make our borders even safer, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins announced today.“New Zealand is in a strong position and Kiwis enjoy freedoms most other countries do not have, thanks to the efforts of the team of five million. But as the Government has always said, we will continue to look for ways to improve and refine our approach, based on evidence and risk,” Chris Hipkins said.“In the latest stage of evolution at the border, the Government has created a new ‘very high risk country’ category that will significantly reduce the number of infected people flying to New Zealand.“This is in response to rapidly increasing rates of infection in parts of the globe and based on what is happening in the country, the prevalence of COVID-19 variants of concern, the public health measures the country has in place and the risk to our border. “The new category comes into force from 11.59pm on 28 April. Countries have initially been designated very high risk where there have been more than 50 cases of COVID-19 per 1000 arrivals to New Zealand from those countries in 2021, and where there are more than 15 travellers on average per month.“India, Brazil, Papua New Guinea and Pakistan are the countries that currently meet that threshold, and as a result, travellers from those countries will be temporarily restricted to New Zealand citizens, their partners and children, and parents of children who are New Zealand citizens.“From India alone, this is expected to reduce the number of potential positive cases coming to New Zealand by an estimated 75%.“All travellers from very high risk countries will require evidence of a negative PCR test from an accredited laboratory within 72 hours prior to travel.“I want to stress this was not an easy decision. It was based entirely on current risk assessment and will be reviewed regularly.“There will be an exceptions process on humanitarian grounds.“All other travellers, including residents, will be required to have been outside of the very high risk country for at least 14 days before flying to New Zealand.”Officials will continue to develop the very high risk country framework, and we will provide an update in May on the process for adding new countries to the list, and for removing countries from it.Cohorting“As previously indicated, the introduction of the Trans-Tasman bubble has provided us the opportunity to rethink our approach to how we manage returnees,” COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said.“Even after 500 rooms are held back for contingency, the availability of the remaining 500 to 800 rooms freed up by the bubble has given us options to manage risk in ways that were not previously available.“We said releasing these rooms on a one for one basis for people from higher risk countries was not an option. It would increase risk in the MIQs overall.“Today I can confirm most MIQs are introducing an enhanced cohorting (or group intake) system to further reduce risk of in-facility transmission.“Under the new plan, returnees arriving in New Zealand over a 96-hour window will be delivered to MIQ facilities until they are full or the 96-hour period is over.“The facilities will then ‘lock down’ for a 14-day cycle with no additional returnees allowed until after the last of the cohort have completed their stay and the facilities have been cleaned.“This will ensure returnees will be in the same facility as others who have arrived at about the same time, and importantly, will keep those who have just arrived apart from those who are coming to the end of their stay. The Pullman Hotel will be the first managed isolation facility to receive cohorted arrivals, starting tomorrow. The transition will be complete by Sunday, 16 May. “Day 0/1 testing, staying in their room until a negative result is returned, Days 3 and 12 testing, limited exposure to others when exercising and smoking, and physical distancing will continue to apply across all facilities.” Chris Hipkins said the number of available rooms will be temporarily reduced by bringing forward scheduled hotel maintenance to April-May from July-September. However, thousands of rooms will be freed up to the end of May by MIQ cancelling all remaining vouchers held by travellers from Australia.Note:Special purpose MIQ facilities will not be included in cohorting. This includes the JetPark quarantine facility and other facilities used for special groups such as refugees, unaccompanied minors, air and maritime crew and people with complex medical needs.The emptying process to transition to enhanced cohorting has already started, with five facilities no longer receiving new returnees to prepare them to receive a cohort of arrivals. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Brazil, COVID-19 Response, evolution, Government, Guinea, Humanitarian, India, infection, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, public health, quarantine, risk assessment, Trans-Tasmanlast_img read more

Escalating Attacks on Journalists: Pakistan

first_imgEscalating Attacks on Journalists: Pakistan Human Rights WatchA recent series of attacks and growing pressure on journalists who criticize the Pakistan government is a cause for serious concern, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and the International Commission of Jurists said today. Those suspected of criminal responsibility should be promptly and fairly prosecuted.The Pakistan government should conduct prompt, impartial, and effective investigations into the recent number of attacks on journalists. The government should rescind official policies that protect the authorities from criticism and instead promote space for public debate and free expression, in the face of threats from extremist groups and government officials.“The frequency and audacity with which journalists are being attacked in Pakistan is appalling,” said Brad Adams, Asia director. “The Pakistani authorities should bring those responsible for these attacks to justice and ensure that all journalists can do their jobs without fear of intimidation or reprisals.”On May 25, 2021, Asad Ali Toor, a journalist, was assaulted by three unidentified men who forcibly entered his apartment in Islamabad. They bound and gagged Toor and severely beat him. Toor said that they identified themselves as being from a security agency, interrogated him about the “source of his funds,” and took away his cell phone and other electronic devices. The government ordered an investigation into the incident. In September 2020, the authorities charged Toor with sedition for comments made on social media “maligning state institutions.” A court later dismissed the charges.On April 20, an unidentified assailant shot and wounded Absar Alam, a television journalist, outside his house in Islamabad. Alam has been a prominent critic of the government. In September 2020, the authorities charged Alam with sedition and “high treason” for using “derogatory language” about the government on social media.On July 21, 2020, an unidentified assailant abducted another journalist, Matiullah Jan, in Islamabad the day before he was to appear before the Supreme Court for allegedly “using derogatory/contemptuous language and maligning the institution of judiciary.” Jan was released after a few hours. He alleged the abduction was an attempt to intimidate him. A criminal case was registered for Jan’s abduction, but no suspects have been arrested.“It is disturbing to see the space for dissent and providing information of public importance rapidly shrink in Pakistan, with journalists as well as human rights defenders particularly at risk of censorship, physical violence, and arbitrary detention,” said Sam Zarifi, secretary general of the International Commission of Jurists.Pakistani journalists have long faced serious obstacles to their work, including harassment, intimidation, assault, arbitrary arrest and detention, abduction, and death. As these threats have escalated, Pakistani authorities have also increasingly pressured editors and media owners to shut down critical voices. On May 29, the news channel, Geo, “suspended” Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan’s best-known television talk show hosts, after he spoke at a protest in solidarity with Asad Toor.Other media outlets have come under pressure from authorities not to criticize government institutions or the judiciary. In several cases in recent years, government regulatory agencies blocked cable operators and television channels that had aired critical programs. In 2020, Pakistan ranked ninth on the Committee to Protect Journalist’s annual Global Impunity Index, with at least 15 unsolved killings of journalist since 2010.In July 2020, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) ordered 24NewsHD, a television news channel, off the air indefinitely for the alleged “illegal transmission of news and current affairs content.” Journalists and opposition activists alleged that the channel was being punished for airing criticism of the government.In August 2020, a group of leading women journalists issued a statement condemning a “well-defined and coordinated campaign” of social media attacks, including death and rape threats against women journalists and commentators whose reporting has been critical of the government.“If the authorities are committed to uphold their human rights obligations, they must take decisive steps against censorship, harassment, and violence against journalists,” said Dinushika Dissanayake, South Asia deputy regional director at Amnesty International. “For that, continued impunity must be dismantled.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:abduction, Amnesty, Amnesty International, Asia, censorship, Commission, detention, Government, harassment, Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, investigation, Islamabad, Pakistan, social media, Supreme Courtlast_img read more

Seaforth Primary School upgraded administration building opened

first_imgSeaforth Primary School upgraded administration building opened More than $1 million in alterations and additions to Seaforth Primary School administration building opened Facilities include new meeting rooms, welcoming foyer and two workrooms for teachersPart of McGowan Government’s $1.5 billion school infrastructure spend Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery today officially opened the upgraded $1 million administration building at Seaforth Primary School.The administration upgrade includes a meeting room for interviews with parents and other community members, a welcoming foyer leading to the front office desk, a medical room and two large workrooms for teachers.An upgraded office for administration staff and improved storage for administration and teaching resources round out the new facilities.The alterations to the facilities are part of the State Government’s Maintenance Blitz stimulus package.The upgrade is a welcome addition for administration and teaching staff, and the new dedicated space will further enhance staff collaboration and learning outcomes for students.Improvements were part of the McGowan Government’s $200 million Maintenance Blitz.As stated by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:“As a Government we are investing significantly into making schools better in Western Australia.“This upgrade at Seaforth Primary School will help staff provide students with the very best learning opportunities.”As stated by Southern River MLA Terry Healy:“I am thrilled to see such a commitment to public education in our community and I want to ensure kids in our area continue to have access to the best learning facilities.“Seaforth Primary School was opened in 1972 so this modernisation of the administration building is a wonderful addition for the school.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, building, community, education, Government, infrastructure, Minister, outcomes, resources, school, Seaforth, southern, space, stimulus package, students, Western Australialast_img read more

CU Bus-Pass Program Wins EPA Award

first_imgThe Environmental Protection Agency will present an award to the University of Colorado’s Environmental Center next week for its bus-pass program, which gives CU’s 25,000 students free access to local RTD and Hop and Skip routes to encourage them to use alternative transportation. Way to Go! awards are given to innovative transportation programs that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution. CU is the only university to receive the award this year. Student program administrator Adam Krom will accept the award on Oct. 29 in Saint Louis. CU’s program was initiated by students in partnership with local government and has been managed by the student government for the last six years. A $19.42 per semester student fee funds the program. It will generate more than $1 million for alternative transportation in the 1997-98 school year. The fee was $10 per semester 6 years ago. In addition to providing transit services, the program has a comprehensive marketing strategy designed to inform students about their transportation alternatives, and to let them know the impacts of their choices. Campus displays provide bus maps and schedules as well as bicycle routes. Environmental impact statements show how alternative transportation reduces air pollution. Will Toor, director of the Environmental Center, says the success of the program has been remarkable. “The numbers are incredible. When this program began, there were 300,000 student transit trips per year. That grew to 1.5 million trips last year, and we are projecting up to 2 million trips for this year,” he said. The Environmental Center is a division of the student government and is responsible for administering the program. The program strives to: • Reduce greenhouse gasses; • Provide quality transportation options; • Enhance the quality of the community; • Be economically efficient. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Oct. 23, 1997 last_img read more

Blood Drive To Battle Winter and Flu Season

first_imgHomeNewsBlood Drive To Battle Winter and Flu Season Jan. 23, 2018 at 7:00 amNewsBlood Drive To Battle Winter and Flu SeasonAngel Carreras3 years agoblood driveChase bankcity of santa monicadaily pressdowntown santa monicamudMudslidespublic safetySanta Monicasanta monica california This Wednesday the American Red Cross and local Chase Wilshire branch will cohost a blood drive to battle blood deficiency caused by winter and flu seasons as well as recent natural disasters.“Severe winter weather has had a tremendous impact on blood donations already this year,” Sean Inoue, Red Cross account manager, said in an emailed statement. Inoue calls the need for donations “urgent,” stating more than 200 blood drives were forced to cancel due to the season and natural disasters. This has caused “6,500 blood and platelet donations to go uncollected in just the first four days [of the season].”Stepping in to help secure more blood donations for the season is a local Chase branch, namely Brian Custer. Custer, who is a commerical loan officer at the bank, felt dismayed by recent natural disasters and wanted to do more.“After the hurricanes last fall – this was before the mudslides, by the way – I saw the country, our community struggling,” Custer said in a phone call. “I wondered what Chase could do. I talked to a manager and here we are.”In addition to the high number of cancelled blood drives and uncollected blood donations, hectic holiday schedules factor into more than 28,000 fewer donations than what the American Red Cross typically needs during the winter season.Due to the small amount of donors, donations are being distributed to hospitals as fast as they are coming in, which could affect patient care.“Donations are urgently needed in the coming days to meet the needs of everyday patients and to be prepared for emergencies that would require significant volumes of donated blood,” Inoue says.So far, the Chase and Red Cross cohosted blood drive has only around 6 people booked to donate.Blood and platelet donors of all types are needed but platelet type AB plasma, type O negative, and type B negative blood donations are critically needed. All eligible donors are urged to make an appointment to donate as soon as possible. Eligible donors with types O, B negative and A negative blood are encouraged to make a Power Red donation (a donation which allows you to make two donations in one sitting) where available.The co-hosted blood drive is located at 2701 Wilshire Boulevard in the American Red Cross Bloodmobile. The event takes place Wednesday, January 24th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.To make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code ChaseSM or email Sean Inoue at [email protected]@www.smdp.comTags :blood driveChase bankcity of santa monicadaily pressdowntown santa monicamudMudslidespublic safetySanta Monicasanta monica californiashare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentLuxury tenants worry about safety at The ShoresYour Column Here: Tenant v. Tenant DisputesYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall10 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press21 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press21 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson21 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter21 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor21 hours agolast_img read more

Ciganda, S.Y. Kim share lead in Shanghai

first_imgSHANGHAI – Carlota Ciganda of Spain shot a 5-under 67 Saturday to share the lead with Sei Young Kim after the third round of the LPGA Shanghai. Ciganda carded her fifth birdie of the day on the par-4 18th to finish tied with overnight leader Kim at 11-under 205. Kim shot a 71 with four bogeys and five birdies. Ciganda is attempting to win her third LPGA title and first since the 2016 season, when she won two tournaments in a one-month span. Kim is chasing her eighth career LPGA win and second title of the 2018 season. ”I want to win because I didn’t win last year,” Ciganda said. ”I love playing in Asia. It’s good for long hitters, playing quite long, so I’m quite comfortable.” Full-field scores from the Buick LPGA Shanghai Angel Yin also birdied the final hole for a 68 and was a further stroke back with Brittany Altomare (69), Danielle Kang (71) and Ariya Jutanugarn (71). Yin and Altomare have yet to break through for their first LPGA win. A win in Shanghai would make either player the ninth first-time winner of the 2018 season, which would tie 2016 for the third highest number of first-time winners in a season in LPGA history. ”I love competing,” Yin said. ”That’s why I’m playing, right? I’m excited to be in contention again going into Sunday.” Local favorite Yu Liu was seventh after offsetting a lone bogey with four birdies for a 69. Paula Creamer also shot a 69 and shared eighth at 8 under with Minjee Lee (70) and Bronte Law (71). The tournament is the second of five being played in South Korea, Japan, China and Taiwan in the LPGA’s annual Asian swing.last_img read more