Advertisement Boycott of Israeli goods rejected by Council Another starting date for Castleconnell works Email Facebook Print NewsLimerick Council wants St John’s emergency department reopenedBy Alan Jacques – January 19, 2018 3144 IT is time to reopen the emergency department at St John’s Hospital to service Limerick inner city.That’s according to Fianna Fail councillor Kieran O’Hanlon who was speaking on the health crisis at this month’s Metropolitan District meeting in City Hall. The former mayor called for emergency department services at St John’s Hospital to be made available to the people of Limerick “24/7”.“University Hospital Limerick cannot cope with the numbers going in there. St John’s was always an excellent hospital and needs to be made available,” Cllr O’Hanlon told the council executive this Monday.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “There has to be accountability locally for the running of hospitals. The closing of Barrington’s and St John’s for emergency cases was a tragedy in my opinion.”Solidarity councillor Cian Prendiville had a notice of motion before the Council calling them to write to Health Minister Simon Harris TD, urging him to re-open 1,500 beds cut from hospitals over the last decade. The City North representative believes the health crisis, “while an emergency, is no accident”.“This is a solvable crisis that did not fall out of the sky. If a crisis continues too long it is not a crisis, it is a policy. This is a policy to drive down public health services. What we need is a fundamentally democratic health service,” Cllr Prendiville said.Fine Gael councillor Michael Hourigan claimed the government were throwing money at the problem and said that A&E issue has been an issue “as long as I’m around”.“There is no doubt about the commitment of the Minister to resolve this. The will is there. It is not for the want of money or investment,” he told councillors.Sinn Fein councillor Séighin Ó Ceallaigh suggested that Mary Harney, the new chancellor of University of Limerick and former Health Minister, be invited to City Hall to explain why “she failed to do anything”.“It is the same attitude towards health. The private sector is well looked after,” Cllr O’Ceallaigh commented.Independent councillor John Gilligan pointed out that not a single person is on a trolley at Blackrock Clinic. “If you can afford healthcare”, he told council members, “You’ll get it”.“Nothing will change while we continue to prop that up. They are playing with people’s lives and that’s wrong. Our health system has been politicised.“How can you cut off a third of the system and expect things to be better? But they did do something, they changed the name of the Regional to UL Hospital,” he stated.by Alan [email protected] Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR O’Connell Street rejuvenation plan hit by delays TAGSCllr Cian PrendivilleCllr John GilliganCllr Kieran O’HanlonCllr Michael HouriganCllr Séighin Ó CeallaighFianna FáilFine GaelHealth Minister Simon HarrislimerickLimerick City and County CouncilLimerick Metropolitan DistrictSinn FeinSolidarityst johns hospital WhatsApp Alleyway to be closed due to anti-social behaviour Previous articleParticipation in Limerick’s RDS science fair reaches record highNext articleArt arrives at Limerick. Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Council to look at reasons behind city business closures Linkedin Sinn Féin’s Séighin Ó Ceallaigh raises Incinerator with EPA
Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Economic Outlook Energy Sector Leading Markets Index NAHB Unemployment 2014-03-07 Krista Franks Brock Tagged with: Economic Outlook Energy Sector Leading Markets Index NAHB Unemployment Print This Post Nationwide, the economy and housing market are functioning at a level about 87 percent of their pre-crisis normal levels, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and First American’s Leading Markets Index released this week, which measures metro markets based on housing permits, home prices, and employment.Fifty-nine of the 350 metro markets are at or above their pre-crisis norms, according to the index, up from 58 metros last month. At the same time, 130 markets are at least 90 percent of their pre-crisis levels, according to NAHB.A little less than half—about 45 percent—of the normalized markets are located in areas benefitting from strong employment in the energy sector.”The strong energy sector is at the forefront of the recovery and centered in many small and mid-sized markets in Texas, Louisiana, North Dakota, and Wyoming,” said David Crowe, chief economist at NAHB. He also pointed out that eight of the top 10 markets in NAHB’s index are located in these four states.A look at the unemployment rates in these states supports NAHB’s findings. Texas’ unemployment rate is 6 percent; Wyoming’s is 4.4 percent; and North Dakota’s is a meager 2.7 percent, according to December data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.Among major metros, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, ranked highest on NAHB’s Leading Markets Index with a score of 1.41, indicating the market is “41 percent better than its last normal market level.” Honolulu, Hawaii; Oklahoma City; Austin, Texas; Houston, Texas; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, also ranked near the top.A few smaller markets outranked the best of the larger metros. Odessa and Midland, Texas, both scored at least 2.0, indicating their markets are performing twice as well as they did before the economic downturn, according to NAHB.”Despite the cold weather that has constrained economic and housing activity across much of the nation this winter, markets are returning to normal levels,” said Kevin Kelly, chairman of NAHB. “As the job and housing markets continue to mend and the onset of spring releases the pent-up demand for new homes, this will bode well for the remainder of 2014.” About Author: Krista Franks Brock The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago March 7, 2014 1,335 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, News Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Should States Fast-Track Foreclosures? Next: Legal League Introductory Remarks from Caren Castle Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Economy Functioning at 87% of Pre-Crisis Levels Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. Home / Daily Dose / Economy Functioning at 87% of Pre-Crisis Levels Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago
== So what’s the product? ==Torrax XD2 – from the Muntons range of ultra-dark malt extracts, made from roasted malt extracted into a water-soluble viscous liquid, which retains the characteristics of the roasted malt. The result is an intensive, ultra-dark brown extract, made just from barley.== Why should bakers use it? ==When added at only 1% in chocolate muffins, for example, bitter chocolate notes are promoted, giving the flavour of a more indulgent, richer product. The crumb is more “glossy” and the colour darker, making the consumer believe they’re getting a premium product. In savoury products, such as rye bread, Torrax gives a chocolate brown colour to the crumb, without the greyness usually associated with roasted cereals.== What’s so different about it? ==Torrax XD2 is an ingredient – not an additive. It should be described as ’barley malt extract’ in the ingredients list. Not only does it add colour, but also a natural dry bitterness.== Bottom line, what will this do for the baker? ==It means you do not have to add an e-number to your ingredients list when you want to add colour and enhance roasted/bitter flavours in your product, helping you to keep your labels clean. And it makes bland-looking products stand out on-shelf.== Anything to add? ==When we taste-tested chocolate muffins, three-quarters of the panellists preferred the sample with 1% Torrax XD2, with 10% reduced chocolate chip and cocoa content.
There’s really no genre that adequately defines The Hip Abduction. Somewhere in the realm of world music, THA embraces pop values and catchy hooks, electronic-influenced drops and synthesizer melodies, and just about everything in between. Their live shows are something to behold, with multi-instrumental jam sessions guaranteed to get your groove on.In a recent interview, guitarist David New does his best to describe their sound. “If Paul Simon smoked more pot and was listening to 2015-era tropical synth pop right before he wrote the Graceland album.” We’ll take it.The band is coming into 2016 hot, already announced on several festival lineups, and a full album of new music due out March 11th. Gold Under The Glow is certainly aptly titled, as each track is a radiant musical expression. From the fast-paced (“Come Alive,” “Crazy”) to the stripped-down (“Wandered Away,” “Higher”), each song on Gold Under The Glow showcases a band at the peak of their creativity.Overall, a listener can feel the uplifting and life-affirming vibes in The Hip Abduction’s message. “Before we lose our mind, let’s get set free and face the warmth of the high and the sound of the sea,” sings New in the opening track, “Before We Lose Our Mind.” Perhaps this is the gold of the title, breaking from the monotony of life and experiencing something deeper.Listen to that song, and a handful of THA selections from their SoundCloud playlist below:The Hip Abduction situate themselves in a unique position, nestled between world influences, electronic production, and good ol’ rock and roll. Whatever it is they’re doing, it’s working, because this is one great listen. Pre-order Gold Under The Glow by visiting the band’s website. Tour dates can be seen here.
David Charbonneau has loved the outdoors since he was a Boy Scout growing up in Ottawa. As a young man he was an avid hiker, a pursuit that eventually nested nicely with his growing interest in astrophysics and the dark, remote mountaintops where scientists turned the eyes of telescopes to the heavens.Now Charbonneau, a newly tenured professor of astronomy at Harvard, has become one of those scientists. Thinking back to his Scout days, he can’t remember a time when he wasn’t intrigued by the stars. His interest started as a pastime.“I had my little star chart, but being an astronomer didn’t seem like a real job to me, growing up,” he said.Charbonneau is humble about what he has accomplished. At 36, he has already had a fruitful career, making major contributions to the discovery of exoplanets, which orbit stars other than our sun. He heads the National Science Foundation’s MEarth Project, which is hunting for habitable super-Earths orbiting nearby small stars, and is a member of the NASA Kepler Mission to survey Earth-like planets.In his office sits a giant crate containing the planet-searching telescope he built as a postdoc — waiting to be unpacked in his office at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.“It looks like a little person when it’s all set up,” he said, laughing. “And it is a neat piece of equipment for students to see.”For all his success, Charbonneau seems focused as much on his students as on his own research.Since Charbonneau took the reins as director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Astronomy in 2008, he has spent hundreds of hours redesigning course offerings. His goal has been to offer a set of courses diverse enough so every student with an interest in astronomy can take an appropriately focused course.“Five years ago, we didn’t have much support for concentrators who didn’t want to get a doctorate in astrophysics,” he said. “Astronomy should be more accessible than that.”Charbonneau has personally taught many of those new courses, from a freshman one on stellar astronomy to an advanced course on exoplanets. Those who’ve taken his courses report that his ability to explain complex concepts in astrophysics to students of varying backgrounds is astounding.As a professor, Charbonneau has a reputation for being both approachable and inspiring. He is transparently excited about astronomy. He makes searching eye-contact with his students, scanning the room as if hoping to catch a moment of recognition in their faces. Even students outside his department find his zeal for astronomy to be infectious.But Charbonneau is surprisingly bashful about his success in the classroom.“Students want to learn about interesting things,” he said. “I’m lucky enough to know a lot about the universe, which is pretty interesting, if you ask me.”
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