Star studded judging panel announced for Laois school’s Lip Sync fundraiser

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Electric Picnic By Megan Shiel – 26th February 2020 Home Lifestyle Star studded judging panel announced for Laois school’s Lip Sync fundraiser LifestyleOut and About WhatsApp Young he may be, but Richard Mansworth – Director and Producer is a force to be reckoned with and is the next judge on the panel. He is an experienced director, producer and actor, as well as classically trained singer, who has made several TV appearances.The fourth judge is none other than Gráinne Buggie. She has been a professional Irish Dance teacher for the past 16 years, and prior to qualifying as an instructor, enjoyed performing throughout Europe and the U.S. She established the Buggie School of Irish Dancing in 2004.Last but most certainly not least, the fifth and final judge is newsreader and broadcaster Eileen Dunne. Although she’s a Dubliner, she has strong Laois connections, with her father Mick Dunne (the RTE journalist, presenter and commentator) hailing from Clonaslee. TAGSLip SyncSt Colmans NSStradbally Twitter Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Electric Picnic Check out all of the nine acts below:Act 1 – Kings of QueenThe first act that needs to impress these judges is ‘Kings of Queen.’The act is made up of Brian Oxley, Ger Leonard, John Oxley, Pat Brennan and Michael Brennan.Act 2 – Tina Turner & BeyoncéNext up is ‘Tina Turner & Beyoncé’ backed by the awesome Scoil Chríost Rí dancers.The act is made up of Tadhg Murray, Eamonn Delaney, Ellen Hennessy, Sarah Larkin, Orla Sheridan and Sarah Sheehy.Act 3 – Candyman Act 3 is ‘Candyman’. This fun-loving act is made up of Aisling McDonald, Emily Skelly, Lisa Buggy and Janice Delaney.They aim to be as entertaining as the Spice Girls and as fab a foursome as the Beatles.Act 4 – Eurovision PartyNext up is ‘Eurovision Party’. This 6 strong crew is made up of Dominic Hartnett, Alan Hartnett, Simon Hartnett, Dawn Hennessy, Hannah Kerrigan and Paula Hennessy.The group are excited to combine all of the triumphs and failures of Eurovision on the Lip Sync stage. Watch closely to see who’s who!Act 5 – All The Tinder ladiesNext, we have ‘All The Tinder Ladies’. This group is made up of Aisling Butler, Sue O’Connor, Liz Mulhall, Rachael O’Brien and Sinead O’Connor, all staff members from St Colmans NS Stradbally.Act 6 – The Young OffendersAct 6 is ‘The Young Offenders’. The Supervalu Stradbally gang consists of Frank Phelan, Fiona Fenlon, Jamie Kelly and Nigel Whelan.Act 7 – Desperate HousewivesNext is the ‘Desperate Housewives’. This fantastic foursome is made up of Melissa Ryan, Lisa Foley, Martina Lynch and Lorna Tuohy.Act 8 – EastboysNext up we have ‘Eastboys’. This powergroup is made up of Stradbally GAA players – Eoin Buggie, Jack Larkin, Tom Shiel and Liam Knowles.All natives of ‘the Little Town’ and graduates of Stradbally BNS, they are set to light up the stage like Vegas this Saturday night!Act 9 – The Shameless FiveThe final act to take to the stage on Saturday night is ‘The Shameless Five’.This ‘supergroup’ is made up of five of the male staff in St Colmans NS Stradbally – Conor Twomey, Shane Prendergast, Rob O’Brien, Pauraic McEvoy and Brian Brennan. Many a lunchtime has been spent getting ready!The show is set to be a huge success with it already completely sold out.SEE ALSO – Laois man caught up in Coronavirus outbreak in South Korea Star studded judging panel announced for Laois school’s Lip Sync fundraiser RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous article‘Songs For Charity’ concert set to be held in aid of the Cuisle CentreNext articleDeaths in Laois – Thursday, February 26, 2020 Megan ShielMegan is currently studying English and New Media at the University of Limerick. A Raheen native, she’s happiest when talking sport, especially soccer but just don’t mention the 2019 champions league final Pinterest Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Facebook Facebook St Colmans NS in Stradbally are hosting a Lip Sync battle as part of a series of fundraisers organised to develop the school’s pitch and get the sporting facilities the school and wider community of Stradbally needs.The Lip Sync battle will take place this Saturday February 29 in the Midlands Park Hotel with doors at 7pm and the show starting at 8pm.The battle will be judged by a very impressive star studded judging panel.The first judge to be on the panel is Johnny Ward. This multi-talented and critically acclaimed actor has a CV packed with theatre, TV and film roles, starring in Love/Hate as gangster Pauley and as notorious kidnapper Ciaran in Fair City.Up next is school secretary extraordinaire and Vicarstown native, Esther Luttrell. Considered as the ‘go to woman’ at St Colman’s her dedication and commitment to the school is truly amazing. News Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

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Carter Heading for Pyongyang Rescue Mission

first_img News News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest Carter Heading for Pyongyang Rescue Mission By Chris Green – 2010.08.24 4:29pm SHARE News Facebook Twittercenter_img AvatarChris Green Jimmy Carter is planning to depart for Pyongyang soon to secure the release of Aijalon Mahli Gomes, an American citizen who has been incarcerated in North Korea since he entered the country illegally on January 25th.According to a Foreign Policy report, Carter will spend one night in North Korea before returning with the American.“Jimmy Carter is set to travel to North Korea very soon, according to two sources familiar with the former president’s plans, in what they characterized as a private mission to free a U.S. citizen imprisoned there,” the magazine reported.The health of 30-year old Gomes, who is currently serving a sentence of eight years for illegally entering the country, has become an increasing cause for concern after he reportedly tried to take his own life in early July.Reporting the suicide attempt, Chosun Central News Agency claimed, “Gomez, the imprisoned American, due to his disappointment at his own sense of guilt and the U.S.’ failure to set up measures for his rescue, recently attempted suicide and has been moved to hospital for emergency treatment.”Today’s Foreign Policy report also claims that a team of U.S. officials was recently dispatched to North Korea in secret to try and get Gomes out, but had been unable to persuade the North Koreans to release him.The fact that the North has agreed to release Gomes upon the visit of Carter, however, may indicate that the former president will return with more than just the released American. Carter is known in North Korea as the man who visited Kim Il Sung shortly before his death in 1994 to negotiate during the first nuclear crisis. News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

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Budget bill includes tax breaks for families, students

first_img The Conservative government has introduced another mammoth omnibus budget bill that includes a grab-bag of measures, ranging from tax breaks for beekeepers to provisions banning cable companies from charging for paper bills. Much of the 458-page bill involves the complicated implementation of tax changes and other budget measures, including revisions to the Investment Canada Act. There are some tax breaks for families and students. However, one section broadens the scope of the national DNA bank. Another tightens the rules around the temporary foreign workers system. Still another establishes a long-promised Arctic research station. Conspicuous by its absence, however, is a controversial proposal to amend the Copyright Act to give a politician or party the power to use video, audio and photographs from news outlets. A cabinet document presented by Heritage Minister Shelly Glover and obtained earlier this month by CTV News and The Canadian Press indicated the proposed copyright changes would be included an upcoming budget bill. One measure increases the maximum amount that may be claimed under the child fitness tax credit and makes that credit refundable starting in 2015. Another extends the existing tax credit for interest paid on student loans to interest paid on a Canada Apprentice Loan. The bill extends a tax deferral for breeding animals to bees and to all types of horses over 12 months of age, that are kept for breeding. The bill makes a handful of changes to the Investment Canada Act, which governs foreign takeovers of Canadian companies. The amendments will allow Ottawa to disclose more information about its decision when it denies a takeover due to national security concerns as it did when it rejected a deal Manitoba Telecom Services had signed to sell Allstream to Egyptian investment group Accelero Capital for $520 million. Ottawa has been criticized for the lack of disclosure about the review process under the act. The changes also will require foreign companies to disclose to Ottawa when they acquire a stake in a Canadian business through the conversion of a loan or other financial assistance. The bill also includes measures with little connection to the budget. One bans broadcasters and cable and satellite providers from charging customers for paper bills, a measure the Conservatives have promised and touted as a consumer-protection measure. Another part of the bill establishes the Canadian High Arctic Research Station, a federal research organization that is to be responsible for advancing knowledge of the Arctic. There is a section expanding the DNA data bank. It will now include DNA profiles from missing persons, their relatives and from human remains. The idea is to help police, coroners and medical examiners to find missing persons and identify human remains. The legislation specifies the purposes for which the commissioner of the RCMP may communicate the results of comparisons of DNA profiles and details what DNA comparisons can be used for. The omnibus bill also enacts the government’s promised EI tax break for small businesses. Related news Alberta hopes higher oil prices will power recovery B.C. budget forecasts three years of billion-dollar deficits Ontario budget promises billions in health care Keywords Budgets Canadian Press Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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Vancouver firefighters extinguish garage blaze

first_imgVancouver firefighters extinguish garage blazePosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Tuesday, May 19, 2020in: Community Newsshare 0 Red Cross officials assisted three adults, three children and two dogs who were displaced as a result of the fireVANCOUVER — Crews from the Vancouver Fire Department successfully extinguished a garage fire Monday afternoon at a residence in Vancouver.Vancouver firefighters responded to a reported house fire at 10408 NE 22nd street at 12:40 p.m. Monday afternoon. The first-arriving engine company reported flames showing from the eves of a 30-foot by 40-foot detached garage. The crew immediately began attacking the fire from the exterior. Crews from the Vancouver Fire Department successfully extinguished a garage fire Monday afternoon at a residence in Vancouver. Photo courtesy of Vancouver Fire DepartmentCrews from the Vancouver Fire Department successfully extinguished a garage fire Monday afternoon at a residence in Vancouver. Photo courtesy of Vancouver Fire DepartmentOnce additional resources were on scene, crews were able to make an interior fire attack and the bulk of the fire was extinguished. The fire did extend into the attic space above the garage, which required remaining hot spots to be extinguished from the roof. It took 20 firefighters approximately 20 minutes to bring the fire under control. No injuries were reported. Red Cross officials assisted three adults, three children and two dogs who were displaced as a result of the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation with the Vancouver Fire Marshal’s office.Information provided by Vancouver Fire Department.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyVancouvershare 0 Previous : Opinion: A tale of two sets of assumptions Next : Clark County cleared to apply for Phase 2 of reopeningAdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

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GM strike in U.S. could affect thousands of Canadian auto jobs

first_imgTrending in Canada advertisement U.S. workers’ union starts first strike against GM in 12 years ‹ Previous Next › Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 This 2009 file photo shows a Chevrolet Camaro on General Motors’ flex line at its Oshawa, Ontario plant.  Chevrolet COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS RELATED TAGSGeneral MotorsNon-LuxuryGM PlantNew VehiclesNon-Luxury GM may have to deal with Unifor strike in Canada if trust is not restoredThe UAW is fighting over jobs and benefits, including better health care and the length of time it takes for shorter-tenured members to get top-scale pay. The strike could cost GM about US$50 million a day in earnings before interest and taxes due to lost production, Dan Levy, an analyst at Credit Suisse, said Sunday.“GM workers in the U.S. are mad as hell, just like GM workers in Canada,” Dias said. “For way too long we’ve been losing our jobs to Mexico where GM candidly exploits their employees. There’s frustration with GM on both sides of the border.” Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Magna along with Linamar Corp. and Martinrea International Inc. are among the largest suppliers to the North American auto industry. Magna gets about 15 per cent of its revenue from GM, according to data compiled by Bloomberg, and is hoping that both sides will get back to the negotiating table. The labor strike at General Motors in the U.S. could lead to thousands of layoffs in Canada as the ripple effects from the highly integrated auto industry spread from engine plants to parts makers such as Magna International Inc.The United Auto Workers’ first strike against GM in 12 years began at midnight Monday, with 46,000 employees staging a walk out.Two of GM Canada’s plants — Oshawa and St. Catharines — rely on parts from the U.S. and could see jobs being hit as early as this week, said Jerry Dias, national president for Unifor, the Canadian union. “There will be temporary layoffs in all three facilities as the parts start to dry up,” Dias said in a phone interview. “It could hit about a couple of thousand jobs.”GM Canada said on Tuesday that roughly half of the production at its Oshawa Assembly Plant has felt the impact of the strike. The corporation has about 5,700 hourly employees at three manufacturing plants in Ontario.About 2,200 workers at GM’s Oshawa assembly plant build the Chevrolet Impala and models of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. At the St Catharines engine and transmission operations, about 1,100 employees make V6 and V8 engines and GF6 transmissions. Those engines are shipped to about 10 different GM assembly plants across North America. The CAMI Assembly plant in Ingersoll builds the Chevrolet Equinox with about 2,400 employees.RELATEDlast_img read more

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Buffs Together aims to rally CU Boulder community while we’re apart

first_imgPhoto via Instagram @zoeneverdowski Published: April 7, 2020 CU Boulder has launched a campaign called Buffs Together to bring the campus community together around efforts to assist fellow Buffs and others during the COVID-19 pandemic.Buffs Together reflects various grassroots efforts to rally our community, including “#ShoulderToShoulder” social posts by Athletics and a crowdfunding effort initiated by alumna and Rhodes Scholar Serene Singh to assist students in crisis.The campaign is bolstered by a university matching gift of $1.6 million. The university is committed to helping students, staff and faculty navigate the financial hardships of the pandemic by matching up to $1.6 million of gifts to the Student Emergency Fund and the Staff and Faculty Emergency Fund. The campus’s matching gift is made possible by vending machine commissions and insurance rebates.The initiative also connects Buffs to volunteer opportunities related to providing assistance and support to those impacted by the pandemic, and aims to collect and share stories of good works being done by research faculty, students and staff. “Through Buffs Together, we aim to connect all the good works happening to support our fellow Buffs in need of help,” Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano said. “Despite the current distances between us, we stand shoulder to shoulder —just like we always have. We’re facing the global coronavirus pandemic as a community: We are all Buffs together.” Related to the campaign, an alumni-led crowdfunding effort is being launched for students and employees who are experiencing financial crises connected to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mailcenter_img Some students are wondering whether they can pay rent, buy food or afford to continue their education in light of the extensive impacts of the pandemic. Some staff and faculty are also suffering impacts related to partner job loss, childcare disruptions and other family impacts. The Student Emergency Fund helps students in need pay bills due to lost wages, secure technology for remote learning, and gain access to food and healthcare. So far, more than 145 students have asked for emergency financial assistance. The Staff and Faculty Emergency Fund provides direct financial assistance for CU employees to gain access to food, housing and healthcare.CU Boulder alumni, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to engage on social media platforms using the hashtag #ShoulderToShoulder (a riff off the CU Boulder fight song), and share: encouraging words and images; gratitude for those who are keeping our community moving forward; and favorite Buffs memories.“Our university has faced major challenges before, and—together—we overcame and became stronger and this one is no different,” DiStefano said. “We will remain strong and support one another as a community.”Categories:Buffs TogetherDeadlines & AnnouncementsCampus Communitylast_img read more

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Mike Holden Joins Groth Vineyards & Winery

first_imgReddIt AdvertisementAssumes role as Chief Sales and Marketing OfficerOakville, Napa Valley, December 12, 2018–Effective December 3, Mike Holden joined Groth Vineyards & Winery as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, according to an announcement by President Suzanne Groth. Holden’s responsibilities will encompass leadership for all sales and marketing for Groth.Holden has an extensive background in the luxury wine and spirits industry. Most recently, he was Chief Sales Officer at Huneeus Vintners and prior to that he held similar leadership roles at Treasury Wine Estates, Francis Ford Coppola, and Diageo, among others. In his three decades in the business, he has built and led sales and marketing teams that have achieved significant growth domestically and internationally.“I’m excited as we enter the next stage of evolution of our family wine company. In 2014, my family hired our third winemaker in our 36 years of the wine business, Director of Winegrowing Cameron E. Parry, who is leading quality initiatives in winemaking. Now, with the arrival of Mike, I believe we are poised for new levels of innovation, growth, and success in the market,” said Suzanne Groth in making the announcement.“It is not often that leadership roles in family-owned and -operated wineries with the pedigree of Groth become available. I am excited to be joining such a distinguished family who operate with the highest levels of integrity and who are committed to making wines of distinction. For 25 years, head of sales Ken Uhl has worked tirelessly to establish the Groth wines in the market, and I am energized about the prospect of working with Suzanne to build on the strong foundation he has built. It is very evident that there is tremendous equity in the market for the Groth family and their wines; it is now my charge to use this to position Groth for a new period of sustained growth,” commented Holden. Director of Sales and Marketing Ken Uhl retired after 25 years with Groth Vineyards & Winery.The placement of Mike Holden was made in concert with The Cypress Group (www.cypress-grp.com) of St. Helena, CA which specializes in executive placements in the wine industry.Dennis and Judy Groth founded Groth Vineyards & Winery in 1981 in the Oakville appellation of Napa Valley. Groth Vineyards & Winery remains family-owned and -operated by second-generation President Suzanne Groth. The winery produces distinctive Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay from their 165 acres of sustainably-farmed vineyards in Oakville and the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. The distinctive California Mission-style winery, located at 750 Oakville Cross Road in Oakville, is open Monday thru Saturday for tours and tastings by appointment. Learn more at www.grothwines.com.Advertisement Share Previous articleA 75 Year Collaboration Continues at Auction Napa ValleyNext articleCreating Emails Customers Want to Read Press Release Home Industry News Releases Mike Holden Joins Groth Vineyards & WineryIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessMike Holden Joins Groth Vineyards & WineryBy Press Release – December 12, 2018 290 0 Linkedin Pinterest TAGSGroth Vineyards & WineryMike Holdenpeople Twitter Email Facebooklast_img read more

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ASEV Announces 2020 Best Student Award Winners

first_imgFacebook Previous articleSevenfifty Launches Job Board and Employment Resource Hub for U.S. Beverage Industry Next articleCarolyn Wente, CEO of Wente Vineyards Named Les Dames D’Escoffier International Press Release TAGSASEV Share AdvertisementDAVIS, Calif., July 29, 2020 – Due to the cancelation of its National Conference, the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) had to find creative ways on how to handle student activities and presentations that are normally held during the conference. This year, students were required to submit a video to be considered for the 2020 Best Student Presentation Awards, and because of Lallemand’s generous sponsorship, was able to give awards to six students.This year’s 2020 Best Student Video Presentation Award recipients are as follows:For Viticulture:First Place – Andrew Harner, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, for “Preliminary Insights into Grapevine Ecophysical Responses to Spotted Lanternfly Population Density in Pennsylvania”Second Place – Harper Smith, University of Missouri, Columbia, for “Potential Insect Vectors of Grapevine Red Blotch Virus in Missouri Vineyards”Third Place – Andrej Svyantek, North Dakota State University, Fargo, for “Observations on Inheritance of Lacinate Leaves in Hybrid Grapevine Populations Derived from “Chasselas Cioutat’”For Enology:First Place – Rachel Allison, Cornell University, New York, for “Glutathione Increases Formation of Unstable Copper-Sulfhydryl Complexes Capable of Releasing H2S During Bottle Storage”Second Place – Demetra Perry, Cornell University, New York, for “Effects of Pre-Fermentative Treatments on Juice Fermentation Kinetics, Color Extraction, and Volatile Composition”Third Place – Hannah Charnock, Brock University, Canada, for “Impact of Production Method on Metal Content in Sparkling Wines”The winning videos can be viewed online at http://www.asev.org/general-information/2020-best-student-video-presentation-awards.Founded in 1950 by a group of researchers and winemakers, the ASEV is dedicated to the interests of enologists, viticulturists and others in the fields of wine and grape research and production throughout the world.  For more information, visit www.asev.org.Advertisement ReddIt Linkedin Pinterest Email Home Industry News Releases ASEV Announces 2020 Best Student Award WinnersIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessASEV Announces 2020 Best Student Award WinnersBy Press Release – July 29, 2020 213 0 Twitterlast_img read more

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Pfizer-BioNTech get EU authorisation for COVID-19 vaccine

first_img Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha BioNTechComirnatyEMAPfizer Comments (0) Ready to immediately ship initial doses of the agreed 200 million doses to the 27 EU member states, with an option for the EU to purchase an additional 100 million doses in 2021The European Commission (EC) has granted a conditional marketing authorization (CMA) to Pfizer and BioNTech for Pfizer and BioNTech’s COMIRNATY (also known as BNT162b2), for active immunisation to prevent COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus, in individuals 16 years of age and older.This follows the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) positive opinion to authorise the vaccine earlier in the day. The EC granted this CMA in the interest of public health to help address the COVID-19 pandemic. The CMA is valid in all 27 member states of the European Union (EU).The vaccine will be marketed in the EU under the brand name COMIRNATY, which represents a combination of the terms COVID-19, mRNA, community, and immunity, to highlight the first authorisation of a messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine, as well as the joint global efforts that made this achievement possible with unprecedented rigour and efficiency – and with safety at the forefront – during this global pandemic. COMIRNATY is the first COVID-19 vaccine to receive CMA in the EU. The distribution of COMIRNATY by the EU member states will be determined according to the populations identified in EU and national guidance.The EU authorisation is based on the totality of scientific evidence shared by the companies as part of the EMA’s rolling review process and the application for CMA, which the companies submitted on December 1, 2020. This included data from a pivotal Phase 3 clinical study announced last month and published recently in The New England Journal of Medicine.As per a statement from Pfizer, the Phase 3 data demonstrated a vaccine efficacy rate of 95 per cent in participants without prior SARS-CoV-2 infection (first primary objective) and also in participants with and without prior SARS-CoV-2 infection (second primary objective), in each case measured from seven days after the second dose. The Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) for the study has not reported safety concerns related to the vaccine. Efficacy was consistent across age, gender, race and ethnicity demographics. All trial participants will continue to be monitored to assess the duration of protection and safety for an additional two years after their second dose.Following this CMA, Pfizer and BioNTech will initiate delivery of the first vaccine doses immediately across the EU based on a distribution plan defined by the EC and contract terms. In November 2020, Pfizer and BioNTech reached an agreement with the EC to supply 200 million doses of a vaccine for COVID-19 in 2020 and 2021, with the option for up to 100 million additional doses, subject to agreement of the parties. Delivery will begin immediately, and occur in stages, throughout 2020 and 2021, to ensure an equitable allocation of vaccines according to contract terms across the EU. Vaccine doses for Europe will be produced in BioNTech’s manufacturing sites in Germany, and Pfizer’s manufacturing site in Puurs, Belgium.Pfizer and BioNTech are providing a vaccine transition option that enables trial participants 16 years and over who received the placebo to receive the vaccine as part of the study. This option is voluntary and is being implemented in a phased manner.With this EU authorisation in all 27 EU member states, the COVID-19 vaccine has now been granted a conditional marketing authorisation, emergency use authorisation or a temporary authorisation in a total of more than 40 countries, as per a statement from Pfizer. Regulatory reviews are underway in several countries, with more authorisations anticipated in the coming weeks. Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Adoption of AI/ML can disrupt healthcare services Share Related Posts Read Article The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story By EH News Bureau on December 22, 2020 COVID-19 Updates News Pfizer-BioNTech get EU authorisation for COVID-19 vaccine MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Add Commentlast_img read more

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Members of security forces take part in civil disturbance training course

first_imgRelatedMembers of security forces take part in civil disturbance training course Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail WASHINGTON, D.C – Five members of  the Security Forces participated in a civil disturbance training course from March 7-10 in Washington, United States (US), organised by the US Department of Defence.  The course dealt primarily with techniques to handle civil disturbances as well as how to handle and diffuse explosive devices.  The five-man Jamaican delegation comprised two persons  from the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and three from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). Group leader, Major Dameon Creary and Warrant Officer, Noel Ramsay represented the JDF, while the JCF was represented by Assistant Superintendent, Oral Pascoe; Inspector, Morna Loring and Sergeant, Dale Isaacs.       Major Creary told JIS News that the main purpose of their visit was to strengthen the relationship between the JDF and the Washington, D.C. National Guard as well as relations with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and other military agencies. During the course, the team looked at Jamaica’s capability and capacity in relation to explosive ordnance device and disposal, as well as best practices in both countries. Activities Co-ordinator for the United States Southern Command at the Pentagon, Lieutenant Tibu Cheh, who anchored the three-day programme, noted that Jamaica needed some training assistance in the areas of civil disturbance and improvised explosive devices (IEDs). He said the US Southern Command wants to build capacities and form relationships with partner nations by undertaking military exchanges.  “This first phase is just an exchange for us to sit with experts and talk about what’s happening in Jamaica and how we can help Jamaica to improve what they are doing,” Lt. Cheh said. He said  that another delegation, comprising JDF Coast Guard members, will arrive at the end of  March for a similar exchange programme, at New Port News in Virginia. On Friday, March 10, the JDF and JCF personnel  visited the Embassy of Jamaica to call on Ambassador Audrey P. Marks, who commended them on their participation in the programme. Ambassador Marks expressed confidence that the recent training will go a long way in helping to strengthen the island’s security forces. She also thanked the US Department of Defence for staging the exchange. RelatedMembers of security forces take part in civil disturbance training course Members of security forces take part in civil disturbance training course National SecurityMarch 15, 2011 CONTACT: Derrick A Scott RelatedMembers of security forces take part in civil disturbance training courselast_img read more

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