The Lloyd’s of London lunchtime drinking ban will backfire:  As a recovering alcoholic, I should know

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whatsapp Share Chris Owen Friday 17 February 2017 4:15 am The announcement this week that Lloyd’s of London has banned booze during office hours adds to the slightly Orwellian atmosphere currently infiltrating 2017.It smacks of a nanny-state approach, using a sledgehammer to crack a nut, and as a recovering alcoholic myself, I don’t think it’ll work. Why not? Because you don’t change behaviour, let alone one so culturally deep-rooted in a sector as drinking is within the City, by attempting to ban it. The Lloyd’s of London lunchtime drinking ban will backfire:  As a recovering alcoholic, I should know whatsapp I’ve been sober seven years now, but was drinking throughout my twenties while working in record shops and for a music festival prior to “getting a grown-up job” and starting out in the world of PR. Drinking in the shop was fine – it was a small indie store and quite frankly it added spice to the arguments with customers about which of On The Beach or After The Goldrush was Neil Young’s finest hour. Plus, at the time, there was little else to do – this was definitely pre-vinyl revival. At the music festival drinking was practically part of the job spec.Read more: Make 2017 a year of celebration – not the suffocation of London’s nightlifeMoving into PR, entertaining became par for the course, and it turned out that it’s a good industry to work in if you want to hide a major drinking problem. Pockets full of Lockets were a poor attempt, in hindsight, at covering the red wine fug.Eventually, addiction took an inevitable turn into mental health issues and I was signed off work. On returning, I faced a ban on drinking during the day – much like the staff at Lloyd’s now face. This was an initiative I agreed with HR and was sacrosanct to my remaining employed with the company.I guess it stopped long lunches, but I was an evening drinker (albeit heavily), and so banning me during the day meant I felt ostracised from peers who were given free rein. It also meant that rather than pacing, I went hell for leather on weekends when I was allowed lunchtime drinking – but that’s a personal element, rather than a sweeping generalisation across all concerned. The issue with the ban is that Lloyd’s suggests it is being brought in due to a high number of HR incidents related to alcohol, but that only tells half the story. There is an underlying issue which is fuelling the drinking and, rather than tackle the symptom, Lloyd’s needs to look at the cause. It may be as seemingly innocent as the entertaining culture which client-facing industries – especially those with big budgets such as financial services – have to embrace. It may be more sinister and be found in the stressful environment and workplace egomania that is often seen from outside the City.Read more: Merry Stressmas, and an anxious New YearEither way, simply cutting out a venting mechanism will push much of it underground. Those who find a drink helps calm them will have to find another outlet, which risks exacerbating the problem into a company-wide whack-a-mole.The drinking culture at Lloyd’s isn’t a purely wanton exercise collectively agreed upon by its participants in order to anger HR. It’s endemic and part of the fabric of the City – it always has been, and to try to alter that is futile and highly unlikely to have any (positive) effect. Some people may leave for a more relaxed environment; some may simply “work from home” more often or arrange more “client meetings” externally.If there’s a drinking problem, it has a cause. Tackling the symptom is a myopic and simplistic approach and it’ll backfire. 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Mortgages with terms over 40 years jump 20-fold

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first_img UK house prices are now over 20 per cent higher than their pre-financial crisis peak. The average house price was 7.8 times higher than average yearly earnings in 2018, compared to 7.2 times in 2007. Read more: London house prices plunge 4.4 per cent Harry Robertson whatsapp Mortgages with terms over 40 years jump 20-fold The figures are the latest sign that British buyers are lengthening their mortgages to reduce monthly payments as they struggle to afford rising house prices, which have outstripped wage growth. Ludlow Thompson said high levels of competition in the mortgage business had pushed firms to react “to the demand for lower monthly outlays by providing increasingly long-term mortgage products”. Moneyfacts showed that 50.9 per cent of all residential mortgage products available in March had a standard maximum mortgage term of up to 40 years, up from 35.9 per cent five years earlier. Share Today’s analysis of Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) figures by Ludlow Thompson reveals that growing numbers are extending their mortgage terms past 40 years. Yet in March, Darren Cook, Finance Expert at finance website Moneyfacts, warned that “the additional interest that accumulates over an extended mortgage term could be considerable”. The number of approved UK home mortgages with a term of more than 40 years rocketed in 2018, rising over 20-fold to 3,483 from just 162 the previous year, according to analysis by London estate agent Ludlow Thompson. “Many individuals who are getting on the ladder at 30 now expect to be working still well into their 70s so stretching their mortgage out makes perfect sense.” Monday 22 July 2019 12:45 am whatsapp Read more: Mortgage approvals dip in May but remain above average In London the average house price was 12.3 times higher than average yearly earnings. In 2007, the figure was 7.9 times. “The huge increase in longer term mortgages is a much-needed addition of innovation to the mortgage market,” said Stephen Ludlow, chairman at Ludlow Thompson.last_img read more


Indictments handed up on transit center death, visitor center burglary cases

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first_imgCrime & Courts | JuneauIndictments handed up on transit center death, visitor center burglary casesJuly 14, 2017 by Matt Miller, KTOO Share:A Juneau man arrested for the deadly assault of another man at the Capital City’s Downtown Transit Center has been indicted on felony charges of manslaughter and criminal negligent homicide.A Juneau grand jury handed up the indictment Wednesday against David Evenson, 51.The grand jury did not indict Evenson on the more serious charge of second-degree murder, which means causing someone’s death while knowingly engaging in conduct with an extreme indifference to human life.Authorities accuse Evenson of kicking Aaron Monette, 56, in the head June 30 at the bus terminal. Monette was eventually medevaced to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he died July 4.Bail for Evenson has been set at $500,000 cash.Also Wednesday, a Juneau grand jury indicted Mack Parker, 51, on two counts of second-degree burglary, two counts of third-degree criminal mischief, and a single count of second-degree theft. Those are all felonies.Parker was arrested after a burglary at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on July 2.The indictment alleges that the estimated damages and the amount of property taken both exceeded $1,000.Share this story:last_img read more


News / Ripples from coronavirus still spreading – more supply chain chaos to come

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first_imgShanghai Yangshan deep water container terminal ID 117637608 © Chuyu | Dreamstime.com The weekend saw the number of recorded coronavirus cases globally soar to 78,000, with new clusters of the disease emerging in Iran, South Korea and Italy, putting further strains on global supply chains.The ramifications of what is now on the verge of being a pandemic are being felt far beyond China, with further cuts in sailings out of China announced by container shipping lines.This morning, Maersk said it had “seen a further reduction in demand due to the extended holiday period announced in China”, and as a result has cancelled two further sailings.It will void the 2M transpacific TP6/Pearl service, due to depart Nansha on 6 March, operated by the Maersk Edmonton, as well as the backhaul sailing due to depart Los Angeles on 28 March.It has also decided to void the 4 March departure of the Jens Maersk from Xiamen on its Yo-Yo service between Asia and Australasia, citing the same reason.According to a report in Splash 247 today, the shipping industry is set to lose 1.7m teu in volumes due to the disease. It cited SeaIntellignce analysis, which estimates that carriers are losing around $350m a week in combined revenues due to the number of blanked sailings.According to ratings agency Moody’s, the total number of port calls to Shanghai and Yangshang fell 17% in week seven of 2020, compared with the same time last year.And as of the end of last week, 21 transpacific sailings had been cancelled, which came “on top of the 66 cancellations during the lunar new year and represents 199,000 teu of reduced capacity.On the Asia-Europe tradelane, 10 more cancelled sailings have been announced, on top of 51 new year-related void voyages, representing a 151,000 teu capacity reduction.Meanwhile, in Europe, freight forwarders are reporting that cancelled Asia-Europe sailings have combined with recent winter storms in Europe that have thrown mainline vessels way off sailing schedules, which could create even more serious supply chain issues next month.Major storms have battered northern Europe in recent weeks, forcing ports to shut and effectively ripping up shipping schedules.One forwarder told The Loadstar there was huge uncertainty over what is going to happen as the effects of blanked sailings ripple to other parts of the container supply chain.It is already becoming increasingly hard to obtain empty containers – particularly specialised boxes – with some carriers even reportedly stopping repositioning empty containers from inland locations to ports.He added that carriers were now predicting that the situation could persist for at least a couple of months. By Gavin van Marle 24/02/2020last_img read more


Experts argue the benefits, pitfalls of a unique patient identifier

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first_imgFirst OpinionExperts argue the benefits, pitfalls of a unique patient identifier By Patrick Skerrett Jan. 28, 2016 Reprints Editor, First Opinion Patrick Skerrett is the editor of First Opinion, STAT’s platform for perspective and opinion on the life sciences writ large, and the host of the First Opinion Podcast. Your medical records probably bear different numbers — one for your primary care physician and his or her medical group, one for each hospital you’ve been treated in, different ones for different specialists. This can make it difficult to retrieve your medical information.A common way to match and collect health records is by using a person’s name and birthdate. But consider this: In a health database of 3.5 million Houston-area residents, about 70,000 share the same first name, last name, and birthdate.Read more: Why the easy fix for patient mixups isn’t easy at allWhen the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act was signed into law in 1996, it called for creating “a standard unique health identifier for each individual” to make it easier to link a person with all of his or her health information, no matter where it was stored. In 1998, Congress eliminated that requirement and even prohibited the use of federal funds to develop a unique identifier.advertisement @PJSkerrett [email protected] Patrick Skerrettcenter_img There has been long-standing debate in the US over whether to implement a unique patient identifier system. Evan Vucci/AP Tags electronic health recordshealth care costspatients Twenty years later, the issue is still very much alive. STAT asked experts to offer their perspectives on why the United States should, or should not, create a unique health identifier for each of us.Tommy G. Thompson: Test identifier to fight medical fraudMichael D. Greenberg: Unique identifier could protect privacyAdrian Gropper: Identifier adds nothing beyond “coercive surveillance”Douglas Fridsma: Make the conversation about patient benefitsTwila Brase: Block the identifier, block national health careStephen Smith: Unique identifiers work in the UKadvertisement By Tommy G. Thompson: The use of unique patient identifiers could be an important step toward accurately bringing together an individual’s health and medical information and delivering it as needed to his or her doctors, but only if certain conditions are met. The identifier must be unique for each individual. It must be completely confidential. It must be secure in cyberspace. The patient — and only the patient — can determine who can access the information. And the identifier cannot be shared without the individual’s permission.There’s no question that difficulty sharing medical information — a doctor or hospital can’t access important records due to misidentification, or gets the wrong records — is a problem. An even bigger problem we are facing today is the explosion of fraud in the health care system. Since 2009, data breaks have exposed the health information of more than 150 million Americans. By one estimate, fraud adds nearly $100 billion a year to the cost of Medicare and Medicaid.It would be a worthwhile venture to determine if the use of carefully implemented unique patient identifiers could help combat this epidemic of fraud and provide safer and more secure access to our health information.Tommy G. Thompson was secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services from 2001 to 2005. He is now chairman of HealthcarePays in Powhatan, Va.By Michael D. Greenberg: Giving every American a unique patient identifier could reduce errors in retrieving their medical records while improving data sharing and security. A national identifier could also help protect patient privacy, or at least not further erode it. Those are key conclusions from “Identity Crisis,” a RAND study I coauthored several years ago.During the late 1990s, policies blocking a unique patient identifier may have been one way to slow the development of a Nationwide Health Information Network. But even without unique patient identifiers, such a network has largely been cobbled together. It is already exchanging patient records by using common identifiers such as names, birthdates, and Social Security numbers.There are technical drawbacks to this patchwork approach for matching records. On the clinical side, there’s the issue of failing to retrieve needed records or getting the wrong ones. On the privacy side, there are problems with using names and Social Security numbers because these identifiers are inherently vulnerable and are tied to other sensitive records unrelated to health care.Given that the Nationwide Health Information Network is becoming a reality, efforts to block a national unique patient identifier may now be self-sabotaging. Instead, other privacy-enhancing policies need to be emphasized, such as strengthening the architectural features of health information networks, as well as the regulatory standards for safeguarding records within the networks. Far from imperiling privacy, a careful unique patient identifier scheme might serve to enhance privacy instead.One takeaway lesson of the RAND study is fundamental tradeoffs likely exist. We want to optimize the privacy and security of health information and make record matching as close to perfect as is practical. Instead of stifling the policy debate about unique patient identifier numbers, we need to reopen that conversation to find the best approach for reconciling these two basic goals.Michael G. Greenberg, JD, PhD, is a senior behavioral scientist for the RAND Corporation and director of the RAND Center for Corporate Ethics and Governance.By Adrian Gropper: Implementing a unique patient identifier would add nothing to our health care system beyond coercive surveillance. It would collect information about us without our consent or even our knowledge, much as the National Security Agency has been doing with telephone records.Patients are just people. Why bother with a number when scanning the iris of the eye is arguably a perfect way to identify each of us. The technology for doing this is becoming almost as inexpensive as that needed to read a credit card. It’s not a stretch to imagine iris scanners appearing in doctors’ offices, hospitals, ambulances, and the like to match individuals with their health records.That might be efficient, but it isn’t voluntary and offers us no say about what information is matched and who has access to it, nor does it offer any transparency into the process.There are other ways to accurately match individuals with information about them. The Internal Revenue Service, for example, is quite good at matching people with their financial information by asking for their name, date of birth, and Social Security number the first time they register at a bank or employer. For health, we could ask individuals to supply their name and an email address, cellphone number, or other familiar unique identifier. Then, whenever an entity wants to access an individual’s data, be it a physician, lab, pharmacy, insurer, or someone else, a notification would automatically be sent to the person by email or text asking if that’s what they intended. This kind of familiar opt-in system gives the individual control over his or her data and the ability to see who is looking at it.Access to our health information is a first-order privacy issue. Most of the matching and access is done for purposes that don’t benefit the patient. Some access is done for risk adjustment, some for marketing services, and some for setting prices while effectively keeping cost and quality in medicine a secret. Take a look at TheDataMap, developed by Latanya Sweeney of Harvard University’s Data Privacy Lab, to see the types of organizations that routinely tap into our health information.Americans need a health care system that encourages trust in our doctors, labs, pharmacies, hospitals, and more. You don’t build trust in a system by introducing involuntary and coercive practices like a unique patient identifier just because they are efficient.Adrian Gropper, MD, is chief technology officer for Patient Privacy Rights.By Douglas Fridsma: People care — a lot — about the privacy of their medical information. They would like to be able to control who sees it. They also want their medical information to be immediately available when needed. They want it to follow them as they move and age. They’d rather not have to fill in the same information over and over again. And they don’t want to worry that their information will be mixed up with someone else’s.Giving every American a unique patient ID could help address all of those issues.The conversation about unique patient identifiers has often focused on their value for the health care system. What’s been missing is the tremendous value they offer each of us.Unfortunately, rather than focusing on the benefits that a unique identifier would offer all patients — benefits that should rightfully be theirs — we have tended to focus on a technology solution that has been overshadowed by concerns for privacy and fears that our medical information will be exposed to someone other than our health care providers.Looking at the unique patient identifier as one way to help make us first-order participants in our care rather than observers of the care we receive could help restart a productive discussion on this issue.Douglas Fridsma, MD, PhD, is president and CEO of the American Medical Informatics Association.By Twila Brase: The Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom opposes the creation of a unique patient identifier, which I call a national patient ID. The most important reason is our opposition to building a national health care system. Without a national identification card for patients, it would be difficult to nationalize health care.There are other reasons a national patient ID is a bad idea. Patients should be able to get fresh second or third opinions. With a national patient ID, and a nationwide network of electronic health records, clinicians would be able to see the opinions, diagnoses, and treatments of whoever generated the first opinion, which can bias their thinking.We are also concerned that individuals without a national patient ID would be excluded from getting medical care: No card. No care. And no anonymity.A national health care system is the antithesis of freedom. We believe it would lead to rationing of care, which would destroy medical ethics and patients’ trust in their physicians. Fighting the development of a national patient ID is a key strategy in our battle against national health care.Twila Brase, RN, is cofounder and president of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom.By Stephen Smith: The United Kingdom’s National Health Service introduced the NHS Number in 1996 to replace a variety of previous conventions and formats. It is now the only national unique single data item used to identify and connect an individual with his or her health records. Anyone receiving NHS-commissioned services in England is allocated an NHS Number. It is used across all NHS organizations. Assigning an NHS Number to a baby at birth enables the creation and maintenance of his or her health care record for life.The number allows clinicians to accurately pass information about patients to other health and care providers. It helps avoid the patient being mistaken for another person or having his or her information being recorded in another person’s file. The NHS number helps simplify sending hospital discharge summaries to a patient’s general practitioner, making referrals, linking pathology and other reports to an individual’s records, and delivering prescriptions to pharmacists.The introduction of the NHS Number has been generally supported. It’s acceptance was helped by the fact that the number itself does not carry any information about a person, nor does it link directly to other government identifiers, which helps mitigate potential concerns about privacy.The issues and challenges that have arisen have been more about practicalities due to the scale of the change and impact on processes and information technology systems throughout the NHS. Policies and regulation have consistently stimulated and enforced the requirement for organizations to use the NHS number.Stephen Smith is program head for demographics at the Health and Social Care Information Centre, which provides data and information technology systems for the United Kingdom’s National Health Service. About the Author Reprintslast_img read more


The FDA says it’s illegal to sell do-it-yourself kits to edit human genes. But what, exactly, does that mean?

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first_imgPolitics What is it? Log In | Learn More By Ike Swetlitz Nov. 24, 2017 Reprints The Food and Drug Administration this week made an announcement that sounded quite definitive: It’s illegal to sell do-it-yourself kits to edit human genes.“FDA is aware that gene therapy products intended for self-administration and ‘do it yourself’ kits to produce gene therapies for self-administration are being made available to the public,” according to an FDA website updated Tuesday. “The sale of these products is against the law.” Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED GET STARTED What’s included? APStock The FDA says it’s illegal to sell do-it-yourself kits to edit human genes. But what, exactly, does that mean? STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Tags CRISPRgeneticspolicylast_img read more


CDC: Cloth masks can protect you and others from COVID-19

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first_imgAdvertisementTags: CDCfacemask AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Advertisement Cruises in the US closer to resuming with CDC’s new trial guidance May 7, 2021 CDC committee recommends lifting pause on J&J vaccines April 26, 2021 FORT MYERS, Fla. / NBC News — New guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claims that cloth masks help protect the wearer and others around them.Several studies show that cloth masks can block virus particles exhaled by the person wearing the mask as well as block incoming infectious droplets from others. The studies proved that wearing cloth masks can reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19 by 70 percent.If you take politics out of the mix, here’s the bottom line on masks: “They work,” Dr. Todd Vento said. “If everyone has it on: you have it on and I have it on, I could markedly decrease — it won’t go down to zero — but it will markedly decrease the risk of me, or you, transmitting the virus.” Advertisementcenter_img TSA screens record amount of travelers since start of pandemic May 18, 2021 AdvertisementMask wearing is especially important because as many as 40 percent of COVID-19 cases are asymptomatic, so we won’t always know when the virus is around us. CDC researchers study blue-green algae in SWFL waterways May 21, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments RELATEDTOPICSlast_img read more


Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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first_img Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Pinterest Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Maureen FitzpatrickCoolnamona, Portlaoise, LaoisThe death has occurrred on June 10th 2018, peacefully in her 98 year of Maureen Fitzpatrick. Predeceased by her husband Paddy and daughter Maisie. Deeply regretted by her loving daughter Christina, sons Johnny and Patrick. Son in law Michael. Daughter in law Margaret. Grandchildren, Mark, Sinead, Fiona, Shaun, and Lisa. Great grandchildren, Eve and Faye. Rest in peace. Reposing at her daughter Christina Rices residence at Springfield from 7 pm on this Monday evening with rosary at 9 pm. On Tuesday reposing from 3 pm with removal at 7 pm, to arrive at St Fintan’s Church Ballyfin for 7.30 pm. Requiem mass at 11 am on Wednesday followed by interment in Ballyfin cemetery.Margaret (Peggy) Brennan (née Foley)Colliers Way, Portlaoise, LaoisBrennan, Colliers Lane, Portlaoise, June 10th 2018. Peacefully, after an illness borne with great dignity, in the tender care of the staff of Ballad Lodge Nursing Home. Margaret (Peggy), beloved wife and best friend of Aidan and dearly loved mother to David, Alan, Carol, Aidan and Gillian. Sadly missed by her loving sisters, brother, son in law, daughter in law, brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, relatives and friends. Reposing at Keegan’s Funeral Home, Portlaoise, from 6 pm on Monday evening with rosary at 8 pm. Removal on Tuesday to SS Peter and Paul’s Church for 12 noon requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise. Family flowers only, donations, if desired, to The Alzheimer’s Association.Doris Mulligan (née Keenan)The Brambles, Pontoon Road, Castlebar, Mayo / Ferbane, Offaly / Portarlington, LaoisDoris Mulligan (nee Keenan) 10th June 2018, The Brambles, Pontoon Road, Castlebar and late of Ferbane, Co Offaly and Portarlington, Co. Laois. Peacefully at Cuan Chaitriona Nursing Home, Castlebar. Wife of the late Paddy and mother of the late Eugene. Very deeply regretted by her loving family, daughter Mairead (Wilson), (Castlebar), sons Damien (Belclare) and Padraig (Ballinasloe), sister Celine (Tseilipis), (London), brothers Paddy (Tullamore) and Tony (Portarlington), son-in-law Vincent, daughter-in-law Emer, Padraig`s partner Bernie, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. Remains reposing at Cuan Chaitriona Nursing Home, The Lawn, Castlebar, this Monday evening from 5.30pm with removal at 7.30pm to The Church of the Holy Rosary, Castlebar. Funeral Mass on Tuesday at 11am in The Church of the Holy Rosary, Castlebar, followed by burial in High Street Cemetery, Belmont, Ferbane, Co Offaly, to arrive at approximately 2.30pm.John O’SheaSwan Road, Durrow, Laois/Annascaul, KerryJohn, retired An Garda Siochana, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. He will be sadly missed by his wife Mary, daughters Marian, Siobhan, Càit and son Bernard, his brother Eamon (Ned), sister Norah, brothers in law Paddy, Brian and Noel, sons in law, daughter in law, nieces, nephews, his nine grandchildren and a large circle of friends.Reposing at his daughter Marian Allen’s residence, Swan Road, Durrow from 2pm – 9pm on Saturday 9th June with Rosary at 9pm. Removal on Sunday morning at 10.30am to the Church of the Holy Trinity, Durrow arriving at 11am for Requeim Mass with burial immediately afterwards in adjoining cemetery. May John rest in peace.Walter HurleyRath-Hurley, Cappanafeacle, Ballyadams, LaoisDied 7th June 2018, suddenly, at his residence, Walter. Brother of the late Marie. Deeply regretted by his loving brother Gerald, nephews Henry and Walter, cousins, relatives and friends. Rest in Peace.Reposing at Rigney’s Funeral Home, Athy from 6pm on Friday with Rosary at 8pm. Removal at 10.30am on Saturday morning to arrive at St. Joseph’s Church, Ballyadams for Requiem Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in the Old Cemetery, Ballyadams.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Monday, June 11, 2018 Rugby WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter TAGSDeaths in Laois Facebook WhatsApp By David Power – 12th June 2018 Twitter Previous articleSponsored walk to raise funds for Laois Alzheimer’sNext articleLaois boss hails O’Carroll’s ‘fitting tribute’ to late dad David PowerA journalist for over 20 years, David has worked for a number of regional titles both as journalist and editor. From Tullamore he also works as a content editor for Independent.ie. His heroes include Shane Lowry, Seamus Darby and Johnny Flaherty Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Community Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Deaths Community Pinterest Facebook Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’last_img

JOB VACANCY: Beale Centre for Business Excellence in Mountmellick is looking to hire a manager

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first_img TAGSBeale CentreMDAMountmellickMountmellick Development Association Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Previous articleZach Tuohy looking forward to AFL finals in best season everNext articleCastletown and The Harps ends in stalemate as junior semi-final must go to a replay LaoisToday Reporter Twitter Twitter GAA WhatsApp Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest GAA By LaoisToday Reporter – 6th September 2019 Home Jobs JOB VACANCY: Beale Centre for Business Excellence in Mountmellick is looking to… Jobs Pinterest JOB VACANCY: Beale Centre for Business Excellence in Mountmellick is looking to hire a manager Mountmellick Development Association Ltd. was founded in 1982 and is a non for profit organisation comprising of a Voluntary Board of Directors working to improve the economic, social and cultural development of the town of Mountmellick and the surrounding areas.The Board of the MDA in conjunction with Enterprise Ireland is delighted to announce the creation of the Beale Centre for Business Excellence.The Beale Centre is an exciting new development which will transform the way job creation is conducted in rural towns throughout the county with collaboration between the State stake holders, 3rd level institutions, Chamber of Commerce and Laois Co Co to maximise the number of jobs in the county through inward investment and indigenous start ups.The Board of the MDA is inviting suitably qualified candidates to apply for the position of:Manager of the Beale Centre for Business ExcellencePreferred experienceExperience in either Food innovation, Business Development or Management.Experience of using social media.Experience of business start ups.Strong sales /marketing & networking skillsSalary: Dependent on experienceDuration: Fixed term 3 year contractTo ApplyApplications must be posted to the Secretary of the Board of Mountmellick Development Association, Irishtown, Mountmellick, Co. Laois. R32 A0PKClosing date for applications is Friday 27th September 2019.Mountmellick Development Association is an equal opportunity employer. Terms & Conditions available upon request. For further information contact  [email protected] SEE ALSO – Check out the dedicated jobs section on LaoisToday Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more


€2.1 million confirmed for County Council for 11 new houses in Laois village

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first_imgHome News €2.1 million confirmed for County Council for 11 new houses in Laois… News GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory This is a significant development.Borris-in-Ossory based Fine Gael County Councillor Conor Bergin has welcomed the approval in principle of €2,111,032 funding to Laois County Council for the provision of eleven new social homes at Main Street in the village.Reacting to the announcement, Cllr Bergin said: “I am delighted that the green light has been given for a new housing development in my home village of Borris in Ossory.“I have discussed this project with local TD and Minister for Justice & Equality, Charlie Flanagan and I am pleased that approval in principle has been granted for the provision of 11 turnkey properties which falls under the Local Authority Housing Construction Programme and Rebuilding Ireland.“This new estate will renovate a number of houses located behind the Post Office on Main Street, Borris-In-Ossory which have been derelict for over 10 years. This will reduce the number of derelict buildings on the Main Street in the village.“I understand that Laois County Council are hoping to have 6 of these units completed by December 2019.“This is the first major investment of social housing in the village in 15 years. In fact it is one of the biggest capital investments in Borris in Ossory in recent years by Laois County Council and will provide much needed housing to families in need.”The project will be a mixed development consisting of 6 x 3 bed semi detached and 5 x 3 bed detached houses.Concluding Cllr Bergin stated: “The Council is continuing to make strides in Housing in the county.“This is really good news and a step in the right direction to deal with the housing waiting lists in County Laois.”SEE ALSO – REVEALED: Laois Divisional squads announced ahead of upcoming competition GAA WhatsApp GAA TAGSBorris-in-OssoryCllr Conor Bergin Facebook Twitter Pinterest Facebook Previous articleIn Pictures: Green wave of support in Derrylamogue as Rosenallis look to do the doubleNext articleFormer Laois footballer announced as new Laois Ladies boss 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. WhatsApp By Alan Hartnett – 16th October 2019 Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results €2.1 million confirmed for County Council for 11 new houses in Laois village RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more