Confirmed case of Coronavirus in Laois secondary school – but remote learning systems to kick in for students who have to stay at home

first_img Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSCoronavirusDunamase College Pinterest WhatsApp Home News Education Confirmed case of Coronavirus in Laois secondary school – but remote learning… NewsEducation Twitter Twitter Dunamase College There has been a confirmed case of Coronavirus in the Dunamase College secondary school in Portlaoise – but only students who have been deemed close contacts are being asked to stay at home and the school is in a position to move to remote learning for those who cannot come in.The Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board, who are the patrons of the school, confirmed the news this afternoon with the school authorities informing parents.Dunamase College is Laois’s newest secondary school and only opened for students in September 2017. Currently they have students from 1st Year to Transition Year.“Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board (LOETB) has received notification that there has been a confirmed case of Covid-19 associated with Dunamase College,” they said this evening in a statement.“All necessary hygiene, health and safety protocols are in place at the school for the prevention and containment of the virus, which is a community based public health issue.“All relevant close contacts in the school have been identified, contacted, and advised of next steps.“The school is continuing in operation. In line with the Return to School protocols, close contacts have been requested to stay at home where remote lessons and support will continue to be provided using online systems.”Linda Tynan, Director of Schools said that LOETB is working closely with the Principal and school management to provide every possible support and assistance.“We express our strong appreciation for the commitment and dedication of teachers, parents, pupils and school communities and particularly the work of the school in its implementation of both the Return to School framework and its Covid response plan, which were essential in ensuring a fast contact tracing process for the HSE,” she said.Principal Aoife Elster said that the continuing priority is to support both the wellbeing of the school community and to ensure the continuity of teaching and learning for the pupils and teachers of the school.“The use of IT devices to support teaching and learning at the school means that education will continue for all our students whether in school or at home.”Dunamase College – which offers students the opportunity to learn through Irish or English – is located in the old vocational school building on Railway Street in Portlaoise.Since the start of this school term a number of classes are now also being taught in the old Portlaoise CBS building across the road in Tower Hill.Dunamase College’s long-term home will be on Timahoe Road on lands behind the Equestrian Centre.Over the past number of months, LOETB has established in-depth protocols and procedures for all of our secondary schools and Further Education and Training Centres.These protocols anticipated the possibility of cases arising in our education facilities and, as such, there is a high state of preparedness among the school communities where prescribed plans and protocols have been implemented and followed in full.Speaking at the HSE’s weekly briefing today, Chief Clinical Officer Dr Colm Henry said there have cases in 54 of the 4,000 schools that have reopened.“In only one of these cases has another case been identified and in none of those cases so far has an outbreak been declared.”He said it does not appear that the re-opening of schools is leading to significant outbreaks or contributing to community transmission and in the majority of cases it is believed the children acquired the virus in the community.SEE ALSO – Three Heywood CS girls excel in Leaving Cert 2020 Facebook Electric Picnic Pinterest News WhatsApp Electric Picnic Confirmed case of Coronavirus in Laois secondary school – but remote learning systems to kick in for students who have to stay at home By LaoisToday Reporter – 10th September 2020 Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Facebook Previous articleCoronavirus: 196 new cases and six in Laois as new restrictions planned for DublinNext articleJoe Mallon Motors Car of the Week: 191 Renault Megane Sport Tourer from €69 per week LaoisToday Reporter last_img read more

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Inflation report coming Friday

first_img Keywords Marketwatch Here are five things to look for in Canadian business this week: > Alberta Canada’s business community will be watching closely on Monday as oil-rich Alberta’s new NDP government kicks of the next session of the provincial legislature with its first throne speech outlining its course of action for the coming year. While campaigning, Premier Rachel Notley pledged to increase corporate tax rates and to hike the minimum wage, and she’s suggested her government will begin to make good on those promises. S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twittercenter_img TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March > Democracy Summit The two-day Global Summit on Funding Democracy kicks off in Ottawa on Tuesday to delve into fair taxation, anti-corruption measures, whistleblower protection and fair trade. > StatCan There are a slew of releases this week from the federal agency, including Monday’s survey of manufacturing for April, the wholesale trade figures for April on Wednesday, employment insurance figures for the same month on Thursday and the key inflation indicator, the consumer price index for May, on Friday. > Renminbi In Vancouver on Tuesday, experts gather at the Pacific Finance Summit. The conference will outline how Canada’s financial sector and business leaders can capitalize on the country’s new status as a clearing hub for China’s currency. > CNQ On Wednesday, energy giant Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. discusses its strategy in the aftermath of the election of the NDP government in Alberta. The conference call is in place of the company’s recently cancelled investor day, which it scrubbed due to what it described as uncertainly over the government’s review of royalty, taxation, environmental and greenhouse gas policies in the province. Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors Canadian Press last_img read more

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Undergrad grants available through Schlesinger Library

first_imgThe Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America invites Harvard undergraduates to make use of the library’s collections with competitive awards of amounts up to $2,500 for relevant research projects. Preference will be given to applicants pursuing research in the history of work and the family, community service and volunteerism, the culinary arts, or women’s health. The research may be, but is not required to be, in connection with a project for academic credit.Applications must be received by April 10. Awards will be announced by the end of May 2008, to be used for research at the library from July 2008 through June 30, 2009. For more information, visit http://www.radcliffe.edu/schles/grants.last_img

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First DCA now requires e-filings

first_img First DCA now requires e-filings First DCA now requires e-filings July 1, 2007 Regular Newscenter_img Pursuant to an administrative order issued by the First District Court of Appeal June 11, in lieu of voluntarily submitting floppy disks with briefs, the court now requires represented parties — and encourages pro se litigants — in case numbers 1D07- 3000 and higher (in addition to filing the paper original and paper copies) to electronically file a copy of the following documents by e-mail: • All briefs filed pursuant to Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure 9.110, 9.130, 9.140, 9.141, 9.145, 9.146, 9.160, and 9.180.• All petitions, responses, and replies in original proceedings filed pursuant to Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure 9.100 and 9.141(c).The new rule does not effect the filing of the paper original or the number of paper copies to be filed as required by Rule 9.210(g)(2), and the filing date will be the date of filing the paper original. No other documents or correspondence e-mailed to the court will be accepted, presented to the court for action, or responded to by the clerk’s office.To electronically file with the court, the required electronic document must be saved in Microsoft Word (preferred) or Corel WordPerfect format and attached to an e-mail sent to the court at [email protected] The document must be saved according to the court’s administrative order of 07-1, which contains the full electronic filing procedure and manner in which to name specific documents and label them in the e-mail subject line. Electronic filing should be done on the same date as listed on the certificate of service for the paper original and copies of the filed document.Failure to comply with the court’s order may result in the paper original brief/petition being struck, the case being dismissed, or the case being presented to the court without the benefit of the answer or reply briefs or the responses or replies in petitions. Attorneys alleging a hardship may seek waiver of the electronic filing requirement by filing a motion with the court. The court’s order also requires attorneys filing electronic or paper documents in compliance with the order to include on the document their business e-mail address.last_img read more

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Kato’s mum invited to watch Raiders’ match

first_imgRugby League BY FIDELIS SUKINA Joyce Ottio, the mother of late rugby league icon Kato Ottio has accepted an invite by the Canberra Raiders, Kato’s former club, to watch their first home game against the Newcastle Knights in the second round of the National Rugby League. Joyce was at their home in Tatana village when Post-Courier caught up with her and the family after the Canberra Raiders announced on Saturday that they will be flying her and a few family members to watch the game. Joyce Ottio, Ahulo Ottio, Opao Ottio and Helai Matthew will be travelling together on Friday to watch the match on Sunday and return on Monday. It was her first time to speak to the media after the loss of her son and she broke down in tears when she mentioned her son’s name. She said it was his dream for her to watch him if he made it into the first grade. “Ol lain lo Canberra laik mipela go watsim home gem blo ol wantaim Newcastle. Ol invitim mipela lo go mipela ba fly lo Friday. Dis wik ba ol givim tiket. “Mi bin les lo pastaim bikos mi sore stap na tu em bin tok mi ron aut lo bikpela grade now ba mi igat sans lo travel olsem, but Ahulo Ottio Junior encouragim mi lo go. (“Canberra Raiders invited us to go and I accepted it at first I was reluctant because I was still coping with the loss. And as well, he said I would fly over if he made it to first grade in the National Rugby League competition but Ahulo Ottio, the big brother encouraged me to go and we have done all our passports and visas. We are just waiting for the tickets,” Mrs Ottio said.) The Canberra Raiders will host a memorial mass after the match with both the Raiders and Knights players involved, and the Capital Wantoks will perform during and after the match, with Ottio’s family also potentially on the field for the service. They’re also looking at setting up a scholarship for PNG rugby league players. They’ll wear a “cultural jersey” with Ottio’s name on it, which will probably be for their round 10 game against the Cronulla Sharks at Canberra Stadium on May 13. Those jerseys will be auctioned to raise further money for Ottio’s memorial fund. The Raiders have helped raised A$11,745 (estimated K29,920) so far through their Gofundme page for Ottio to help go towards buying his mother a house. Mrs Ottio added that Kato would have turned 24 on March 20 this year and she will return on Monday March 19 to prepare for his birthday celebration which will coincide with a thank you meal for all that helped out during his death. “Mipela kam bek ba mi wokim liklik kaikai blo em, em bai kamap 24-pla krimas, every year mi save wokim, na tu just to say our thank you lo ol lain kam na ol e bin helpim lo dai bilong em.” (“We will return on Monday before his birthday and celebrate it and as well thank all who helped us during his death,” Mrs Ottio said).last_img read more

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Hemed unsure over his long-term future

first_imgSee also:McClaren hails Bright and Shodipo after ‘frustrating’ QPR drawQPR v Stoke player ratings’Tired’ Furlong needed a rest, says QPR boss McClarenFreeman: My focus is on QPRGoals for QPR’s Chair and SmithCameron set to return for QPR against Rotherham Embed from Getty Images Tomer Hemed says he is unsure what his future holds beyond the end of the season.The striker, recently back from injury, is on a season-long loan at QPR from Brighton.His Brighton contract expires this summer but the south-coast club have an option to extend the deal.AdChoices广告“It’s still too early for me. My head is only here in QPR and I will try my best to finish with the team well,” said the Israel international.“At the end of the season, we know the situation, I have to go back to Brighton and then obviously see with the club what the plans are for the future.”Hemed’s two-month lay-off has contributed to him managing just 10 league starts and four goals since his move to Loftus Road.However, the 32-year-old is regarded as an asset off the pitch as well as on it.“I came here to help the team, first of all with goals, and as well for my experience, and I will help as much as I can in any way that I can,” he explained.“Sometimes it’s just to give confidence, to speak with the players, and on the pitch to be the one to lead from the front.”Click here to subscribe to West London Sport’s YouTube channelcenter_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Los Angeles Rams release running back Todd Gurley

first_img Associated Press Television News FOLLOW US LIVE TV COMMENT Last Updated: 20th March, 2020 11:32 IST Los Angeles Rams Release Running Back Todd Gurley  The Los Angeles Rams have released Todd Gurley, their superstar running back with a massive contract and a troubling injury history. Written Bycenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 20th March, 2020 11:31 IST  The Los Angeles Rams have released Todd Gurley, their superstar running back with a massive contract and a troubling injury history.The Rams made the move Thursday, several minutes before roughly $10 million in the three-time Pro Bowl selection’s contract became fully guaranteed.Gurley will consume $20.15 million in dead salary cap space this season for the Rams, who signed the 2015 first-round pick to a four-year, $60 million contract with $45 million guaranteed in June 2018. Gurley was cut before even playing the first year of that contract extension, which made him the highest-paid running back in the NFL at the time.Gurley had phenomenal seasons during his first two years in coach Sean McVay’s offense, rushing for 1,305 yards in 2017 and 1,251 in 2018 as those Rams reached the Super Bowl. But Gurley had a persistent left knee injury that limited his effectiveness down the stretch in 2018, and those problems carried over to last season.He rushed for a career-low 857 yards last year while playing sparingly, although McVay never acknowledged it was because of Gurley’s knee issue. WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

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Cops hot on trail of station firebomber

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS POLICE have released a digitised image of the unique style of track pants worn by the man…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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