Limerick vaccine boss believes that AstraZeneca is safer for older people

first_imgTHE man responsible for the roll-out of Covid-19 vaccinations in the Mid West region has said that people are far more likely to die of Covid than of clotting caused by the AstraZeneca vaccine.Professor Paul Burke, who is an expert in coronary care and chief academic officer with the UL Hospitals Group, was speaking as the vaccination programme gathered pace at the Limerick vaccination centre in the Raddison Blu hotel on the outskirts of the city.Roughly 500 appointments were cancelled as controversy was raised about the vaccine.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In an interview with RTÉ last week, Prof Burke said that “ironically, the vaccine is safer for the older age groups, when measured against the risk of death from Covid.“Covid is 40 times more likely to be fatal in the over 55s when compared to people who are 25 years old. That becomes 80 times more likely to kill people in the older age groups,” he explained.The Limerick centre is vaccinating almost 500 people a day and while people can refuse the AstraZeneca vaccine, they have been warned that it will be July before they will be called back for an alternative vaccination.AstraZeneca is one of four vaccines approved for use in Ireland. It accounted for 340,800, or 29 per cent, of the 1.19 million doses delivered up to the end of March.  It is estimated that 813,000 doses of AstraZeneca will account for 21 per cent of the 3.9 million vaccinations expected to be completed by the end of June.Of the 34 million people who have received the vaccine in the UK and the EU, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has received reports of 169 cases of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis and 53 cases of splanchnic vein thrombosis – both rare kinds of blood clots.Most cases were in women aged under 60, but the current evidence does not suggest age or gender is a risk factor for the side effects, the EMA said.All these cases arose some 14 days after receiving the first dose and no cases of blood clotting with low platelet levels similar to those in other countries have been reported in Ireland. Email WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Advertisement Linkedin NewsHealthLimerick vaccine boss believes that AstraZeneca is safer for older peopleBy Bernie English – April 23, 2021 583 TAGSAstra Zeneca Previous articleNenagh student awaiting vaccine after suffering heart infection praises school for “closing until further notice” due to COVID outbreakNext articleGardai appeal for information after “shots fired” at Limerick house 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. Printlast_img read more

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Lotus Returns To Mishawaka After 8 Years, Offers Tycho Cover, “Malabarista” Bust-Out, & 2 Nights Of Bliss

first_imgOver the weekend, jamtronica favorite Lotus headed to the Mishawaka Amphitheatre in Bellvue, Colorado, marking the first time the band had performed the scenic fan-favorite venue since 2010. With fans having camped out as early as Tuesday to secure the scarce, closeby campsites, the pair of stellar, sold-out shows just outside Fort Collins on Friday and Saturday highlighted just how precise the band has been sounding in 2018 and affirmed that the group tends to pull out all the stops during their most intimate Colorado shows.To open the first show on Friday, Lotus offered up “Lucid Awakening”, with bassist Jesse Miller leading the charge in making the song’s bubbly melody more propulsive. Guitarist Mike Rempel offered tasteful accents during the initial jam, and the percussion section of Mike Greenfield and Chuck Morris pushed the frantic beat forward into “Space In Between”, which featured an extended jam and shred-heavy peak. Up next was “Bubonic Tonic”, with the happy-go-lucky theme making way for a frenetic, electro-tinged jam highlighted by a rhythm section breakdown, before returning to “Lucid Awakening”.A bass-heavy rendition of “Blacklight Sunflare” followed before a major highlight of the first set came in the form of an expansive, rumbling take on “Malabarista”, a seldom-performed song that had not been played since 2013 in Aspen and has been played live less than 20 times in total since it was debuted in 2011. “Move Too Fast” followed, marking the evening’s first offering from Lotus’ most recent album, Eat The Light, as well as the first song of the evening containing vocal samples. After some meticulous fretwork from Rempel, the band executed a spacious transition into a thunderous, funk-fueled “Greet The Mind” to close set one.Following the intermission, “Wax” made for an explosive start to the second frame. Luke Miller perfectly supported the jam as it built up steam before landing in a triumphant resolution ahead of a return to the song’s percussive theme. A smooth “Futureworld” followed jam followed before the band segued into “Tip Of The Tongue”, which featured a discordant improvisation section and was highlighted by Rempel’s soaring, sustained guitar solo and a heavier, more confident tone. Next up was “Kesey Seed”, a slowed-down, soothing, and patient rendition of The Strenght Of Weak Ties track featuring a transcendent and soulful jam. “Livingston Storm” came next, with the grinding, galloping jam led by the band’s tight percussion duo.After a spacey and abstract introduction, the band entered into “It’s All Clear To Me Now”. With the bass propelling the song forward in tandem with the intricate drum line, the rhythm section crafted a solid base to allow Rempel to truly unleash. A sultry transition helped the band move into another highlight of the night, a jam based around the Grateful Dead‘s “Franklin’s Tower”. Staying in “Franklin’s Tower” briefly and driving the crowd into a frenzy, the group closed out their second set with “Gilded Age” before returning for an encore of The Brothers Johnson‘s funk classic, “Strawberry Letter 23”.Setlist: Lotus | Mishawaka Amphitheatre | Bellvue, CO | 9/21/2018Set One: Lucid Awakening > Space In Between > Bubonic Tonic > Lucid Awakening, Blacklight Sunflare, Malabarista, Move Too Fast > Greet The MindSet Two: Wax, Futureworld > Tip Of The Tongue, Kesey Seed, Livingston, It’s All Clear To Me Now > Franklin’s Tower Jam > Gilded AgeEncore: Strawberry Letter 23On Saturday night, Lotus kicked things off with an upbeat take on “Shimmer And Out”, with the song quickly hitting a jubilant peak. The characteristic horn sample announced the second song of Saturday’s show, “Bush Pilot”, which featured a percussive, confident guitar solo from Mike Rempel, followed by an easy-going, unfinished take on “Travel”. Next, the band commenced the first set’s closing sandwich, which saw “Age Of Inexperience” house a “5 Petals” improvisation, recalling the improvisational moniker the band previously took during a performance at Denver’s Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, as well as “Sid” and “Sift”, with the tones across these tunes running the gamut from eerie and spacious to funk-driven with prominent, bounding bass to accelerated, high-energy peaks that easily drove the crowd wild.For the second set, the band surprised fans with an unusually placed opening “Spiritualize”. From there, Lotus offered up their cover of Tycho‘s “Awake”, marking the seventh time the group has played the soothing, laid-back tune since it was debuted at their own Summerdance music festival in 2015. A bouncing rendition of “Nematode” followed, with the cascading guitar eventually making way for an urgent jam that slowly built into “Slow Cookin’”. A massive drum solo built up the crowd, with the break in the almost trance-like jam prior giving Lotus the opportunity to slow down and gracefully transition into the soulful theme of “In The Bliss”. Savoring the sultry, mellow “In The Bliss” jam, which featured buttery guitar solos throughout, the group eventually landed back in “Nematode” to close out the well-segued segment.A favorite off of Oil On Glass/Feather On Wood came next, with a gorgeous rendition of “Marisol” helping re-center the crowd. Characterized by elevated guitar, trickling and delicate chimes, and a blissful overall feel, the song was a perfect palette cleanser before Lotus closed out their second set with “Bellwether”, a harder-edged, galloping tune off 2008’s Hammerstrike. For the encore, Lotus returned with two fan-favorite slower, melodic tunes, “72 Hours Awake” and a location-appropriate “Colorado”. Both were beautiful renditions, with each similarly evoking a feeling of nostalgia and longing, making for a perfect way to cap the weekend.Setlist: Lotus | Mishawaka Amphitheatre | Bellvue, CO | 9/22/2018Set One: Shimmer And Out, Bush Pilot, Travel > Age Of Inexperience > Sid > Sift > Age Of InexperienceSet Two: Spiritualize, Awake (Tycho cover), Nematode > Slow Cookin’ > In The Bliss > Nematode, Marisol, BellwetherEncore: 72 Hours Awake, ColoradoFor information on Lotus’ upcoming performances, head to the band’s website.last_img read more

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eCorp English to move global headquarters and IT to Middlebury

first_imgIt is the mission of eCorp English to become the global leader in corporate English language training over the next five years. eCorp English has announced it will be relocating its global headquarters and IT development center to Middlebury, Vermont in January, creating a projected 35 jobs by the end of 2011 and over 100 by 2013. The company provides online English-language training to the personnel of global corporations including Google, Alcatel Lucent, UPS, HSBC and AXA. The move was made possible in large part due to a coordinated effort involving a wide spectrum of public and private entities in Vermont including Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA), Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET), VT Dept. of Economic, Housing and Community Development, Addison County Economic Development Corporation and Middlebury College. The company received approval of an Initial Application under the Vermont Economic Progress Council’s Vermont Employment Growth Incentive (VEGI) program in August 2010. Based on its highly successful software, eCorp English offers ‘blended’ courses from its distance training platforms (leaning via the software, practice via telephone or online virtual class). The success rate of eCorp English learners is 2.3 times that of its competitors. eCorp English was created in 2006 in Malta and is currently present in the francophone and China markets. The company expects to expand into 5 other linguistic zones over the next five years (Japanese, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, and Spanish).About VCETLaunched in May 2010 to offer early stage, higher risk capital to high opportunity Vermont based employers, the Vermont Seed Capital Fund, LP is managed by the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET).  For more information visit:  www.VermontTechnologies.com/capital(link is external) or contact David Bradbury at [email protected](link sends e-mail)About VEDAVEDA’s mission is to promote economic prosperity in Vermont by providing financial assistance to eligible businesses, including manufacturing, agricultural, and travel and tourism enterprises.  Since its inception in 1974, VEDA has made financing commitments totaling over $1.7 billion.  For more information about VEDA, visit www.veda.org(link is external) or call 802-828-5627.center_img Source: eCorp English. Middlebury, VT’December 9, 2010 Photo: (L-r) Governor James Douglas, VEDA CEO Jo Bradley, Middlebury Selectboard Chair John Tenny, eCorp English Founder and President Deborah Schwarz, Governor-elect Peter Shumlin and Middlebury College Dean of Faculty James Ralph.Governor Douglas said, ‘I am very pleased to welcome e-Corp English to Vermont. They are just the kind of high quality employer we are looking to attract to the Green Mountain State. By working collaboratively with VEDA, our regional partners and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development, and utilizing tools like the Vermont Employment Growth Incentive, we are competing for jobs here in Vermont and succeeding.’‘I am thrilled to welcome eCorp English to Vermont,’ said Governor-elect Peter Shumlin.  ‘eCorp English’s move to Vermont is a great example of what happens when you make capital available to potential businesses.  My Administration will be focused on continuing to provide capital so that we can bring more good paying jobs, like these, to Vermont.’‘VEDA is very pleased to provide working capital financing to help eCorp English establish its first subsidiary in the United States.  This growing and profitable multinational business will create well-paying jobs in Vermont over the next three years, and that’s good news for all Vermonters,’ said Jo Bradley, Chief Executive Officer of the Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA). “The English as a Second Language (ESL) market is a very large, fast growing global market and one that the Fund determined a high potential employment and investment opportunity for Vermont,” said Fund Manager and VCET President David Bradbury.  “eCorp English pairs well with our workforce, College partners and offers potential for significant wealth creation within Vermont and for those Vermonters who are employed.” ‘We are grateful for the warm welcome we have received in Vermont, said eCorp English founder and president, Deborah Schwarz. ‘We looked seriously at a number of states, but found it was ultimately Vermont that offered the best combination of high tech infrastructure, an educated workforce with linguistic skills and easy access to European and Asian markets via air. We are looking forward to growing our company here’.eCorp English was provider of choice for over 50 global corporations in 2010 in the francophone market (France, Switzerland, and Belgium), a number which is expanding rapidly in this market to include Luxembourg, Monaco, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Canada.  In 2010 operations began in China.The company has leased 6,500 square feet at 1197 Exchange Street in Middlebury and will begin occupying temporary space in Middlebury starting January 1st and until its Exchange Street center is ready in March. The company will be looking to fill seven positions immediately with an additional 30 to be filled in 2011.Job offerings will be posted at noon on December 9th, 2010, and are updated each Friday at noon.About eCorp EnglishAccording to United Nations figures, 2 billion people will be study studying English worldwide by 2015, with the market estimated at $5 trillion between 2010 and 2015. eCorp English is an emerging leader in one of the most desirable sectors of this expanding global market, the market for English language training for the professional. www.e-corpenglish.com(link is external)last_img read more

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Lady Bulldogs Netters Defeat Lady Lions

first_imgThe Batesville Girls Varsity Tennis team defeated Rushville 5-0 on Thursday.Alana Pinckley, Rachael Rose, and Audrey Weigel won in singles. Winners in doubles were the teams of Julia Hunter & Anna Kick at #1 doubles and Baylee Rohlfing & Corinne Stone at #2 doubles.Batesville JV also won 5-0.Sophie Brown won in singles while Maggie Walsman and Kate Poltrack won two doubles matches and the doubles teams of Maggie Schwettman & Jenna Ertel and Jenna Ertel and Sophie Brown won.The Varsity and JV are now 4-1 and 4-0 in the EIAC. They will travel to Greensburg on Tuesday at 5:00.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.last_img read more

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Sevilla snub Hammers Negredo bid

first_img Sevilla announced on Monday night they had agreed a fee, reportedly worth up to £24million (28million euros), with City for winger Navas, who is yet to complete the move as he is on international duty with Spain ahead of the Confederations Cup. At a press conference on Tuesday, Del Nido said the Navas sale was beneficial to all parties as Sevilla look to rebuild after a season he branded a “failure”, but insisted he wanted the in-demand Negredo to remain at the club. Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido claims the club have rejected a 17million euro offer from West Ham for striker Alvaro Negredo, with the club under no pressure to sell after agreeing a deal to send Jesus Navas to Manchester City. “He has four years left on his contract,” Del Nido said of the 27-year-old striker, who scored 31 goals in all competitions this past season. “He is at home here. He has scored a lot of goals and delighted us with his football. The summer will tell us in due course if he will still be with us, but if you ask my opinion I’d rather there were no bids. West Ham offered 17million (£14.5million) in cash with more in incentives but we do not value the offer and the player refused.” In contrast, it seems City more than met Del Nido’s expectations in terms of an offer for their 27-year-old winger Navas. “I think this is a great deal for both parties,” he said. “They player had said personally to us and then publicly to the media that he wanted to leave. He believed his time in Sevilla was over having contributed all that he could. The price at which we have sold Jesus Navas is an amount much higher than we thought they were going to offer, especially as there was only one bidder.” With that transfer fee swelling the club’s coffers, only similar high bids now seem likely to persuade Del Nido to part with others. “We do not yet know the final figure (for Navas) as there are many variables and incentives in the deal,” he said. “But we have no need to sell as this has covered our budget deficit.” Despite Del Nido’s claims of a bid from the Hammers for Negredo, Press Association Sport believes the statement of a concrete offer is wide of the mark. It is understood there was some tentative interest from the London club earlier in the season but no bid was lodged. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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