Amy to light up Limerick this Christmas

first_img Previous article#ThrowbackThursday: This week’s look back at our Out & About photosNext articleCity protests over sealing of Mother and Baby home records Staff Reporter Linkedin Advertisement Print Twitter Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Email Amy Mulcachy and Baz AshmawyAMY Mulcachy, who survived against all the odds after becoming trapped when her rowboat capsized, is to light up Limerick this Christmas. The Annacotty teenager has been invited to take part in the turning on of the Christmas lights via a video link this year. Amy’s life hung in the balance after her hair became entangled in the boat and she was submerged in the river for nearly ten minutes. But she fought back and is on the road to recovery.She featured in the first programme of the DIY SOS television series in which presenter Baz Ashmawy and a team of volunteers gave her home a massive makeover to make it easier for Amy to get around in her wheelchair and gain independence.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up NewsCommunityAmy to light up Limerick this ChristmasBy Staff Reporter – October 29, 2020 1824 last_img read more

First case of lesbian HIV transmission confirmed

first_img Share Previous reports of women contracting HIV from other women via sex have been hard to prove with other risk factors present.NEW YORK, United States, Friday March 21, 2014 – The first case of female-to-female HIV transmission during sex has been confirmed by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), blowing the myth that gay women in a monogamous relationship are at negligible risk of contracting AIDS.Previous reports of women contracting HIV from other women via sex have been hard to nail down, with other risk factors – including recent sexual activity with men, intravenous drug use, tattooing, piercing, or other potentially risky behaviours – factoring into the equasion.The landmark case, as outlined in a paper published by the CDC last week, nevertheless seems to offer proof beyond reasonable doubt.The two women involved were in a monogamous relationship for six months, at the start of which, one was HIV-positive, the other was not.The woman who entered the relationship HIV-negative said it had been 10 years since she had had sex with a man, and she did not use intravenous drugs, get tattoos, or have acupuncture. Additionally, she had been the recipient of neither transfusions nor transplants.She nevertheless sold her blood plasma from time to time, and had tested negative for HIV when donating plasma in March 2012.Less than a fortnight later, she went to hospital with symptoms including sore throat, fever, muscle aches, dry cough, vomiting and diarrhoea. The results of an HIV test at that time were still negative.Two-and-a-half weeks later, when she went to sell her plasma again, she tested HIV positive.The two women disclosed that they had unprotected sex frequently, during which their activities occasionally caused one or the other of them to bleed. They also said they shared sex toys and had sex when one of them was menstruating.The CDC concluded that while rare, it is possible for a woman to contract HIV from a female sexual partner.Caribbean 360 Share Tweet 53 Views   no discussionscenter_img HealthLifestyle First case of lesbian HIV transmission confirmed by: – March 21, 2014 Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

Singing group hit the right note with €3,200 fundraiser

first_imgA singing group in Inishowen has done their bit for their local community after a night of musical nostalgia. The Musical Memories Singing Group recently hosted a fundraising tea dance to raise funds for Greencastle Community Centre and Ard Aoibhinn Dementia Unit Carndonagh.And the group had an amazing night raising an amazing €3,200 in the process! Pictured is Susan McAleer – Greencastle Community Centre Manager, George McGuinness – Greencastle Community Centre Director as well as members of Musical Members Singing Group and Clients from Ard Aoibhinn Dementia Unit.Well done to everyone who contributed to this fantastic fundraising effort.Singing group hit the right note with €3,200 fundraiser was last modified: November 26th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GreencastleMusical Memorieslast_img read more

Fishing the North Coast: Shutdown on ocean kings within KMZ for 2017

first_imgThe Pacific Fishery Management Council on Monday provided three options for recreational salmon fishing within the Klamath Management Zone. Unfortunately, all three included the words “closed.” In an unprecedented decision, the PFMC was left with little choice but to close the recreational salmon fishing this season from Humbug Mountain in Oregon south to Horse Mountain near Shelter Cove. The driving force behind the closure is the lack of Klamath River salmon swimming off our coast, which was …last_img read more

Sharks takeaways: Why it’s critical for Aaron Dell to keep pushing Martin Jones

first_imgSAN JOSE — According to Pete DeBoer and Logan Couture, it’s only natural that when Aaron Dell plays a good game, Martin Jones wants to follow with one of his own.The numbers over the last two-plus seasons bear that out.Saturday, two nights after Dell made 37 saves, Jones had 27 to lead the Sharks to a 2-1 overtime victory over the New York Islanders at SAP Center.Couture scored his second straight overtime goal, as he one-timed a pass from Evander Kane past Islanders goalie Semyon Varlamov …last_img read more

JJP releases first listfor Haryana polls

first_imgAfter ruling out the possibility of any reconciliation with the India National Lok Dal (INLD), the Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) on Friday released its first list of candidates for the Assembly elections in Haryana.The JJP — the breakaway outfit of the INLD — had announced that it would contest all the 90 Assembly seats after its seat-sharing talks with the Bahujan Samaj Party failed last week. The JJP and the BSP had entered into a poll alliance on August 11. However, BSP supremo Mayawati on September 6 announced that her party had snapped ties with the JJP.Seven candidatesThe JJP’s first list of candidates includes a former Minister and two ex-MLAs. The names of the seven candidates, which was released by party’s State president Nishan Singh, are: Devender Kadiyan from Panipat Rural, Anoop Dhanak from Uklana (SC), Ram Kumar Gautam from Narnaund, Rao Ramesh Palri from Mahendergarh, Kamlesh Saini from Narnaul, Shyam Sundar from Bawal (SC) and Harsh Kumar from the Hathin seat.While Mr. Harsh Kumar has been a Minister, Mr. Ram Kumar Gautam and Anoop Dhanak are former MLAs.Bitter feudThe INLD saw a split in 2018 after a bitter power struggle between the brothers — Ajay Chautala, who is serving a 10-year jail sentence in a teacher recruitment scam and Abhay Chautala, who was Leader of the Opposition in the Haryana Assembly and had been running the party since 2013.Amid the ongoing family feud, Ajay and his son Dushyant Chautala floated a new political outfit – the JJP. Haryana is due to go to the polls in October this year.last_img read more

10 months agoEx-AC Milan striker Hateley backing move for Chelsea midfielder Cesc

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your say Ex-AC Milan striker Hateley backing move for Chelsea midfielder Cescby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer AC Milan striker Mark Hateley is backing their move for Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas.The Rossoneri have been linked with a move for the Chelsea midfielder in January, with his contract expiring at the end of the season.“If he’s fit then he’d be an important addition,” Hateley told Gazzetta dello Sport.“He has experience and knows how to play, but he needs to be match fit. At this point in the season you need players who are ready.“Gonzalo Higuain? If he gets back to scoring consistently I’d sign him outright, but keeping a player who isn’t convincing would be a mistake.” last_img read more

a month agoLeeds boss Bielsa tells Arsenal: Nketiah a complete player

first_imgTagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Leeds boss Bielsa tells Arsenal: Nketiah a complete playerby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa is delighted with the impact of on-loan Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah.Nketiah came off the bench to grab his fourth goal in six games, then won a decisive penalty kick for victory over Barnsley.Bielsa said: “Nketiah is a striker who scores goals. “Some players get involved a lot in finishing moves, more than creating them. He is a finisher.“He has good characteristics to combine with his team mates, to play in this side and give more options. He is a complete player.” last_img read more

100 years later Canal to make history again

first_imgEventually the canal was too small to accommodate larger Post-Panamax and Super-Panamax ships, and it needed to be expanded. The new ships span more than 400 meters in length and 50 meters in width, the equivalent of four soccer fields. These larger ships can transport 12,000 containers, nearly triple the size of the largest ships that traverse the canal today. They represent 30 percent of the world’s current cargo fleet, and that number is increasing. “The influence of the Panama Canal expansion will be felt in various market segments, which will generate economies of scale in maritime transport,” Canal Administrator Alberto Alemán said.“Those segments include grains, iron and coal. Plus, vessels can triple their capacity through the new locks,” he added. At a cost of $3.2 billion, the new locks – which act like elevators for ships – are a centerpiece of the expansion. When finished, the waterway’s annual capacity will be double, from 300 million tons to 600 million tons. “The influence of the Panama Canal expansion will be felt in various market segments, which will generate economies of scale in maritime transport”   –Panama Canal Administrator Alberto Alemán The plan also includes raising the level of Gatún Lake, widening access channels and deepening the canal itself at a section known as “Corte Culebra,” or Gaillard Cut, a 13-kilometer artificial valley cut through the continental divide.Coinciding with the canal’s expansion, U.S. ports in the Gulf of Mexico and along the eastern coast are adapting to receive the giant ships. The United States is the canal’s principal client, transporting 144 million tons through the canal in the last year, followed by China (53 million tons), Chile (28 million) and Japan (22 million).The expansion project has suffered setbacks – its inauguration will be delayed six months due to a dispute with contractor UPC, a Spanish, Italian, Belgian and Panamanian consortium, over quality of cement used to build the new locks. UPC said the modification could cost an additional $573 million. The U.S. built the canal after Panama’s independence from Colombia in 1903, a move orchestrated in Washington, D.C.“To build the Panama Canal, a plot was devised to promote Panama’s independence. So, the creation of the Republic of Panama was linked to construction of the canal,” historian Luis Navas told AFP.Panama finally took control of the canal from the U.S. at noon on Dec. 31, 1999, in compliance with an agreement signed in 1977 by Panamanian de facto leader Omar Torrijos (1986-1981) and U.S. President Jimmy Carter (1977-1981).During the presidency of Martín Torrijos (2004-2009), son of Omar Torrijos, the decision was made to expand the canal to guarantee its viability for another century. Since Panama took control of the canal, the country’s treasury has received more than $6.1 billion in revenue. But many complain that the descendants of the thousands of people who lost their lives during the canal’s construction – mostly Afro-Antilleans – do not share in the benefits.Said sociologist Gerardo Maloney: “The role that workers played, as well as their descendants, has not been taken into consideration, even today,” and many continue living in poverty, despite the millions of dollars generated by the canal they helped build. Facebook Comments No related posts. Construction of new locks moves forward. An expanded canal will be inaugurated in 2015 at a cost of more than $5.25 billion. José Rodríguez | AFPs By Juan José Rodríguez| AFPPANAMA CITY – The Panama Canal is set to revolutionize world trade yet again, this time in 2015, when it will open transit to Post-Panamax and Super-Panamax ships with nearly triple the cargo size of previous cargo vessels. The multi-billion-dollar expansion of the canal will change history, as it did when it was inaugurated 98 years ago. Today, some 5 percent of the world’s commerce passes through the canal.“We are going to make history as the country that revolutionized maritime industry,” Panama’s President Ricardo Martinelli said Monday, during a visit to the mammoth canal expansion site, expected to cost $5.25 billion when finished. The project started in 2007. “[The canal] is going to be of great value not only for Panama, but also for all the world’s residents,” Martinelli said. Since it’s opening in 1914, more than a million ships have used the interoceanic route, avoiding a 14,000 kilometer journey around Cape Horn – the southernmost headland in South America – thanks to the engineering marvel, which elevates ships 27 meters to allow them to pass over the continental divide. last_img read more