Los Angeles County Health Director: Good Chance New COVID Strain Is Already Here

first_img 19 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Photo courtesy Alliance CDCDespite Tuesday’s confirmation that a new and more contagious variant of COVID-19 has been detected in Colorado, the strain has not yet been found in the Southland, but Los Angeles County’s public health director said there’s a good chance it’s already here.Colorado’s confirmation of the new strain, which was first discovered in the United Kingdom, is the first detection of the variant in the United States. Colorado officials said the patient was a man in his 20s who had no recent history of traveling.The new strain, known as B.1.1.7, is not thought to cause more severe illness than the original virus, but it is believed to be dramatically more contagious — meaning it is far more easily transmitted from one person to the next.Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said Monday local health officials have tested a limited number of samples from COVID- positive patients, and “we have not found any evidence of the variant in that first group of tests that we ran.”“That doesn’t mean it’s not here,” Ferrer said. “It just means it didn’t show up in the first round of testing.“… For all of us in public health, because there is so much spread right now and so many people who are infected — and we’re not running all of the samples through this sort of gene sequencing — it would be impossible for us to say with all certainty that the variant isn’t here,” she said. “And almost all of us, I think, agree that there’s a high probability that the variant is here, although at this point it doesn’t appear to be dominant, because if it was you might see it initially in the samples that are being run.But Ferrer said even if the variant is in the county, it wouldn’t change the infection-control measures that are already in place.“I think whether the variant is here or it isn’t here, the steps we need to take are exactly the same,” she said. “Whether the variant is slightly more infectious than the virus as we’re experiencing it now in the predominant strain we’re seeing here in L.A. County, the steps to take are the same. And the urgency is the same.“There is a lot of community spread, and that makes it easier for this virus to keep spreading,” Ferrer said. “So we’re all going to have to do everything we know how to do to contain the virus.” Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News More Cool Stuff Community Newscenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Community News Los Angeles County Health Director: Good Chance New COVID Strain Is Already Here CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 | 9:52 pm CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

Good bye to 2010

first_imgNewsLocal NewsGood bye to 2010By admin – December 26, 2010 562 THE vast majority of people in Ireland will not be sorry to see the back of 2010. Yes, it has been a difficult year right across the board.Many thought to have been in the super rich bracket lost their fortunes; local traders who had served the community for generations were forced to close their doors; thousands of jobs were surrendered across the Mid West and the average Joe Soap is just about hanging in there.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Print Linkedin Twitter Advertisement WhatsApp Previous articleRubberbandits lose out to X-Factor winnerNext articleBroken mains cause water shortage admin Email Facebook Confidence was further eroded by the behaviour of a Government that lost the run of itself.But let’s not despair.We are about to enter a New Year and hopefully, the dawning of a new era.The Irish, we are constantly told, are a resilient people.Already, there are some encouraging signs on the local front.An air of buoyancy has returned to the city centre and shoppers will have noted the opening of several new outlets in recent weeks.There are also new arrivals at the Crescent SC.The IDA has new jobs coming our way.Aer Lingus has reopened the Shannon-Paris route and indicators are that Ryanair will increase the number of flights to holiday destinations from Shannon.Limerick City Manager Tom Mackey is determined to ensure that Limerick puts its best foot forward in 2011 and to build on the progress made this year.Concerns have been aired at City Hall about the negative portrayal of Limerick by certain sections of the media, but the Limerick Post, the only Limerick owned newspaper in the Mid West, vows to continue to inform its 200,000 readers of all that is good and positive about our great city.last_img read more

Thirty new jobs at Caherconlish nursing home

first_imgWhatsApp Twitter NewsCommunityLocal NewsThirty new jobs at Caherconlish nursing homeBy Rose Rushe – October 24, 2013 2015 Advertisement Story by Alan Jacques – [email protected] Michael’s Nursing Home in Caherconlish celebrated its first birthday with the announcement of plans to open a further 23 bedrooms with the creation of 30 new jobs before Christmas.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Director of Nursing, Sandra Farrell, told Limerick Post that the extension to St. Michael’s would comprise of two double and 19 single en-suite rooms.“There will be at least 30 new jobs created for nurses, healthcare assistants, catering and housekeeping. These will be created over a three month period.“Currently, most staff are employed from the local area at least within a ten mile radius. The Home has given a boost to the local economy in Caherconlish. St Michael’s try to locate and order all their products from the area to give back to the community and county,” she added.The state-of-the-art nursing home is a purpose built, functionally designed building with 45 single and six double en suite rooms. There are currently 50 highly skilled staff, delivering a wide variety of services  including 24-hour nursing care, physiotherapy, holistic therapy, GP services, speech therapy, chiropody, hairdressing and religious and pastoral care.Co-owner of the nursing home, Davveen Heyworth thanked all staff for their hard work and commitment over the past year and thanked all the residents and their families for their support and kindness. Printcenter_img Facebook Email Linkedin Previous articleBeyond the Brooklyn SkyNext articleConcern for Limerick’s separated parents Rose Rushehttp://www.limerickpost.ieCommercial Features and Arts Editor at Limerick Postlast_img read more

25 jobs lost as Eurospar shuts shop

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook Previous articleLimerick Smarter Travel invites applications for National Bike Week event grantNext articleFunding appeal for earthquake victims John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsBreaking news25 jobs lost as Eurospar shuts shopBy John Keogh – April 28, 2015 681 A sign displayed outside Eurospar Watch House Cross this morningA sign displayed outside Eurospar Watch House Cross this morningSOME 25 people have lost their jobs following the shock closure of the Eurospar at Watch House Cross this morning.The Ballynantybeg Post Office, which operated from the Watch House Cross Shopping Centre, has also temporarily closed. Those in receipt of Department of Social Protection payments have been advised to go to Caherdavin Post Office for collection from 3pm this afternoon.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A sign displayed on the window of the Eurospar supermarket this morning read: “Due to the very challenging trading environment, it is with regret that we announce that Eurospar Watch House Cross has ceased trading with immediate effect.“On behalf of the management and staff, we would like to thank you sincerely for all your support and loyalty over the years. Your custom has been very much valued and appreciated.”center_img Twitter Advertisement Print Email WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSan posteurosparfeaturedJobslimerickWatch House Cross Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” last_img read more

Tesco workers shouldn’t lose Family Income Supplement, says O’Dea

first_imgBusinessNewsPoliticsTesco workers shouldn’t lose Family Income Supplement, says O’DeaBy Editor – February 24, 2017 741 Facebook Advertisement WhatsApp Email Previous articleJobpath preventing people from taking workNext articleTalking Heads screening makes sense for Millennium Film Club Editor Twitter Willie O’Dea TDFianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea has called upon the Minister for Social Protection to ensure that no Tesco worker loses their Family Income Supplement (FIS) as a result of engaging in legal, official strike action.“There is now a very real possibility of the Department of Social Protection cutting off Tesco workers’ FIS payment as a result of them withdrawing their labour on foot of a valid industrial relations dispute,” said Deputy O’Dea.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This would be a completely unfair and mean spirited move. I believe that there is scope under the current legislation for the Minister to direct that no such decision is made.“By engaging in strike action, the workers are already seeing a reduction in their take home pay; a cut to their FIS payment will devastate families. Those potentially affected by such a decision are the ones who can afford it the least that’s why they are in receipt of FIS in the first place.”“I am calling on Minister Varadkar to confirm that his Department will not allow FIS to be cut off for Tesco workers on strike. My party is willing to facilitate an amendment to the legislation if necessary. Workers should not lose out on the double if engaged in lawful, official strike action,” concluded O’Dea. Print Tesco to further support local communities in Limerick with Community Fund donation to support services during Covid-19 center_img Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR O’Dea criticizes new Government mortgage scheme TAGSDeputy Willie O’DeaMinister Leo Varadkartesco Alleyway to be closed due to anti-social behaviour Antisocial behaviour warnings slashed in Limerick Limerick plans for Lidl halted Animal Welfare sanctuary to benefit from Tesco fund last_img read more

Limerick company reveals exams students’ grind preferences

first_imgCurrent COVID-19 restrictions to remain in place up to May 18 with two exceptions Pile of books Maths and the sciences continue to be the most challenging subjects for exam students, with almost 60% of students engaging with a new online grinds platform seeking help in these subjects.Just one month out from the start of exams, a survey of over 200 students’ subject choices with Limerick company jumpAgrade – Ireland’s first and only personalised online tuition service – has revealed that maths is the number one subject choice for students enagaging in the EdTech company’s service.Some 25% of students engaging the online platform, which pairs them with teachers who provide one-to-one personalised feedback on how to improve grades as well as simulates exams in their chosen subjects, are opting for maths, with 35% seeking support in sciences.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A snapshot of over 200 students’ subject choices on the jumpAgrade platform were examined, with the results showing that 19% seek assistance in the mandatory language subjects of English and Irish.The analysis also revealed that female students would appear to be more likely to take on grinds, with 62% of the students female. Over half of all females on the platform also identified STEM subjects as the ones they are seeking assistance in. This is an important trend, the company stated, considering that women are greatly under-represented in the STEM workforce in Ireland.Said David Neville, one of the co-founders of the company based in the Nexus Innovation Centre at UL, “We have been able to get a very decent snapshot of trends from looking at the subjects that jumpAgrade students from across the country are taking and they are confirming the importance of STEM subjects, with maths and the science subjects accounting for nearly 60% of the uptake.“The bonus points available to Leaving Cert students doing Higher Level Maths definitely have had a big impact. Our findings also suggest that these are the subjects that students need most help with but the positive to take from this is that they are actively looking for that support.”Mr Neville also said that market analysis carried out by the company backs up concerns about student stress this time of year. “Analysis of online trends show that use of search words ‘exam stress’ peaks in June.  Stress is a big issue and that’s one of the main reasons why we do exam simulation with our students.  Putting them through an additional exam simulation, on top of their mock exams, can make a huge difference.  Students are nervous and stressed because exams are a massive unknown and the best way to address that is through familiarity.”jumpAgrade is supported by Enterprise Ireland, Limerick City and County Council, Limerick Local Enterprise Office and the EU.More about education here. Facebook Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste Advertisement Irish language courses will not go ahead in Gaeltacht areas this summer TAGSEdTechEnglishexam studentsgrindsIrishjumpAgradeMathsonline grinds platformonline tuition servicesciencesciences Twitter Email WhatsAppcenter_img Print Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Government ‘makes a complete mess’ of pub reopening NewsEducationLimerick company reveals exams students’ grind preferencesBy Staff Reporter – May 8, 2018 1244 Previous articleRiverfest 2018 draws over 100,000 people to Limerick for four day festivalNext articleFoynes is flying high as Foynes Air show is set to return this Summer Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Bord Bia unveils support measures for food, drink and horticulture businesses affected by COVID-19 Limerick’s COVID-19 volunteer video calls on public to get involvedlast_img read more

Homes for elderly planned for King John’s Castle car park

first_imgEmail RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Mortgage payment break for local authority home loan borrowers will be extended by a further three months TAGSHousinglimeirck city and countyNews Previous articlePhotos: Thousands support Limerick’s celebration of World PrideNext articleLimerick remembers fallen heroes Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. NewsHousingHomes for elderly planned for King John’s Castle car parkBy Bernie English – July 18, 2019 669 WhatsApp Limerick city house prices rise 4.9% as time to sell falls Advertisementcenter_img PLANS have been lodged to build 27 houses for older people on a site which is currently in use as a car-park for visitors to King John’s Castle.Limerick City and County Council have lodged a planning notice for the homes at the site defined by Castle Street, Island Gate, Old Dominick Street and Church Street known as the Orchard Site, Kings Island, Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The proposed development will consist of six one bed and 14  two-bed apartments in buildings varying in height from one to three storeys organised around a central garden and new pedestrian route.There will also be works adjacent to the City Wall, a recorded archaeological monument and protected structure, and landscaping and works to existing boundary walls.Also included are plans for three one-bed and four two-bed apartments in buildings varying in height from 1-2 storeys including modifications and re-paving of a section of Old Dominick Street.The design includes space for ten cars to park as well as new car and pedestrian access, landscaping and public and private amenity spaces.Limerick City and County Council has carried out an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Screening Report and has determined that there is no likelihood of significant effects on the environment.But members of the public still have a few days – one month from the lodging of the notice on June 20 – to apply to An Bord Pleanála for a screening determination.Limerick City and County Council has also carried out an Appropriate Assessment (AA) Screening Report and determined that a full Appropriate Assessment is not required in respect of this proposed development.Submissions and observations in relation to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development would be situated may be made in writing to: Planning and Environmental Services Department, Limerick City and County Council Offices, Dooradoyle Road before 4 pm on Thursday, August 6.. Limerick county house prices to rise 5% in 2021 Print Facebook Twitter Limerick on Covid watch list Linkedin Local backlash over Aer Lingus threatlast_img read more

Limerick man claims State has abandoned his special needs daughter

first_img Previous article2020 TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Championship fixtures confirmedNext articleStaycation caravans stolen in Limerick David Raleigh Facebook Twitter Print NewsCommunityHealthLimerick man claims State has abandoned his special needs daughterBy David Raleigh – July 23, 2020 483 Linkedincenter_img Email Advertisement Tony Noonan with his daughter Siobhan after their home was named Ireland’s most Christmasy home last year.Pic: Don MoloneyA COUNTY Limerick father has accused the State and health services of having abandoned his daughter whose special needs day care service was shut down four months ago due to Covid-19 restrictions.Tony Noonan, from Templeglantine, told the Limerick Post: “We have a special needs child, Siobhan, who is 40 yeas old in October, and she has been abandoned by the state and by her service provider since March 13.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “For the past 13 weeks we have had no contact from anybody,” he claimed.Siobhan was one of three people who had been attending the Brothers of Charity day services in Foynes where 14 other people have remained in residential care.Mr Noonan said his daughter needs specialised 24-hour care.“My daughter was attending an essential service. She suffers from a disease called Rett syndrome. She’s forty years of age and can’t talk, she can’t go to the toilet on her own. We have her at home but she had been going into day services from 9am to 5pm, five days a week.The state has a responsibility to look after any citizen in this state, and the most vulnerable, which my daughter is, and they’ve abandoned her,” Mr Noonan added.Asked if he had received any plan for his daughter’s care since last March, he replied: “No, not at all. However, there is a plan for golf courses to open, for squash courts to open, for hairdressers to open, for pubs to open, for restaurants to open, but no plan for the most vulnerable in our society — That tells it all.”Mr Noonan said he gave up his job to help his wife look after their daughter’s highly specialised needs, but he receives no carer’s allowance as his wife is designated as Siobhan’s main carer.“I’m an unpaid carer and my wife is on half the carer’s allowance because she is of pension age. I’m 64 now. You can only get one carer’s allowance into the house and my wife turned 66 so she only gets half carer’s allowance because she is getting the pension.”Siobhan’s love of Christmas lights, prompted Tony to raise €250,000 for charities, through donations received from visitors to his Christmas decorated home.“This has opened my eyes, because I have a lot of work done for people and not one of them has knocked on my door. It’s a fair kick in the teeth, but anyway, I’m well able to take it.”“I’m not the only person with a child with special needs. I want the government to be accountable.”“I want my daughter back in her day service – end of.”“I’m challenging any Minister to explain to me that Siobhan’s service is not an essential service. Let them come and mind her and see how they get on with her. That’s my answer for them.”Although a HSE spokesman said that they “cannot comment on individual cases”, he pointed out that there were 1,029 day attendees in the Mid West region at the Brothers of Charity services who have been impacted by the closure of services, due to Covid-19.“The decision to close day services was in line with NPHET’s guidance, and this is to protect service users and staff during the lockdown period.”“The HSE Disability Service and their partner agencies, identified service users who required a level of support ranging from regular phone contact, to outreach support.  566 services users availed of these supports.“The reopening of services will commence on a phased basis, all families are being engaged with during the month of August with a view to the recommencement of a level of service from  September,” the spokesman added. WhatsApplast_img read more

Limerick Connections exhibition at Limerick City Gallery of Art

first_img Previous articleWATCH: O’Connor Reacts to ‘Boro VictoryNext articleBeirne returns as JvG names side for final Pro 14 clash with Connacht Meghann Scully Advertisement Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp LimerickNewsLimerick Connections exhibition at Limerick City Gallery of ArtBy Meghann Scully – August 28, 2020 285 LIMERICK City Gallery of Art (LCGA) presents, Limerick Connections, an exhibition from the Permanent Collections of works by 67 artists associated with Limerick from the 70s to the present day.The exhibition has a strong focus on painting. The diverse nature of the exhibition is an insightful appraisal of how techniques and subject matter have changed over the last fifty years but the fundamental gesture of painting remains the same.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It seemed appropriate after this period of lockdown to present this treasure trove of works by artists with strong connections to Limerick are deservedly celebrated here in this group exhibition at LCGA.Featured Artists include: Analog Devices, Robert Baker, Dietrich Blodau, Vivienne Bogan, Anne Brennan, Jamie Burke, Erika Cagney, Michael Canning, Diana Copperwhite, Carl Doran, Joe Duggan, Susan Dunne, Jack Donovan, Pauline Fitzgerald, Tom Fitzgerald, Mike Fitzpatrick, Martin Folan, Charles Harper RHA, Kate Hennessy, Gavin Hogg, Tim Humphrise.Ramon Kassam, Alan Keane, Rosalind Kennedy, Gillian Kenny, Joe Lane, David Lilburn, Don MacGabhann, Des MacMahon, Mary Moloney, Peter Morgan,  Coilin Murray, Chloe Murray, Sinead McKillican, Michael McLoughlin & Our Lady of Lourdes CDP Women’s Group.Niamh McCann, Laura McMurrow, Lorraine Murphy, Mary Nagle,  Áine Nic Giolla Coda,  P.J. O’Connell, Maureen O’Connor, Enda O’Donoghue, Fiona O’Dwyer, Deirdre O’Mahony, Eamonn O’Mahony, Doireann O’Malley, Paul M. O’Reilly, Suzannah O’Reilly, Amy O’Riordan.Melanie O’Rourke, Deirdre A. Power, Ann Ryan, Robert Ryan, Thomas Ryan PRHA, Jim Savage, Jim Sheehy, John Shinnors, Richard Slade, Donald Teskey,  Maighread Tobin, Clodagh Toomey,  Benedict Tutty, Walter Verling, Lorraine Wall, Samuel Walsh, Martin Yelverton.http://gallery.limerick.ie/LCGAExhibitions/LimerickConnectionsworksfromthePermanentCollection.htmlRunning alongside this is a selection of works from the First Exhibition in 1937 and acquisitions made between then and 1948 when the East Gallery was opened and a permanent home for the Collection was achieved.http://gallery.limerick.ie/LCGAExhibitions/LimericksMunicipalCollectionJune-September2020.htmBoth shows run until Sunday 6 September.Forthcoming EVA International 2020    https://www.eva.ie/39th-eva-international-news-update/ Printcenter_img Linkedin Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSartKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick City Gallery of ArtLimerick Post last_img read more

Students in Limerick colleges to benefit from more than €1.5M funding…

first_imgShannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Email Advertisement Business photo created by katemangostar – www.freepik.comTHIRD level institutions in Limerick are to benefit from more than €1.5 million in funding to help students access laptops and other devices for online learning Limerick Fine Gael TD, Kieran O’Donnell has said.The devices will be distributed through targeted lending schemes run by the institutions, with the higher education sector being overseen by Student Access Offices and further education and training sector being overseen by the Education and Training Board (ETB) management.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has confirmed the funding of €1,552,462 for students attending Limerick-based third level institutions as part of a new fund for student devices worth €15 million. The fund is part of a larger €168 million package to help further and higher education sectors deal with the impacts of Covid-19. Limerick Third Level Institutions Funding:UL               €563,417LIT              €384,980MIC             €219,065LCETB        €385,000Minister Harris said the pandemic which has disrupted aspects of many lives, and for students in third-level education “it has resulted in a changed college experience”.“This new academic year will see students attending courses online and they will need access to devices to cope with this challenge. This investment will allow us to help 16,700 students nationwide access laptops and will ensure they can keep up to date with their studies,” said the Minister.It is also hoped the funding will “go some way to bridging the digital divide, support students and ensure equality of access to education”.The €168 million funding package includes an additional €10million for access supports which complements the IT support package. Students in higher education institutions experiencing exceptional financial need can apply for support via their local access office.  Minister Harris added the focus will be on “ensuring disadvantaged students have access to the devices”. He said, “But we must also recognise many students and their families have fallen on hard times as a result of Covid. We must ensure they don’t fall behind in their studies and ensure they can access this support fund also.“We still have significant work to do to address the digital divide in Ireland but this will go some of the way to doing that.”The grant funding for the devices will be provided to Higher Education Institutions through the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and to Education and Training Boards through SOLAS.  The bulk order of laptops was organised by HEAnet, which provides internet connectivity and ICT services to education bodies throughout Ireland. TAGSeducationLimerick City and CountyNews TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! WhatsApp Previous articleCall for extension of Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme for severely affected sectorsNext articleGrants up to €1,500 available to Limerick Sports Clubs Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twittercenter_img Print NewsEducationStudents in Limerick colleges to benefit from more than €1.5M funding to assist with online learningBy Cian Reinhardt – August 24, 2020 450 Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Facebook Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 Linkedin Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Limerick on Covid watch list last_img read more

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