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Kilmallock conference to bridge the centuries

first_imgLinkedin Shannon Heritage operations suspended from Friday evening Facebook WhatsApp Free admission to Desmond Castle Discover the wonders of Limerick during Heritage Week RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Record results in attracting business tourism TAGSConferencecultureheritagehistoryKilmallockTown WallsWalking tour Advertisementcenter_img Email Previous articleDilemma for DublinersNext articleLimerick’s election hopefuls pledge to support fight on sex trafficking Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie The last dance for a Limerick cultural institution ARCHAEOLOGISTS and historians are set to examine Kilmallock and other surviving walled towns in an effort to re-imagine what Ireland’s urban areas may have looked like during the 16th century.Organised by Limerick City and County Council and funded by Limerick City of Culture and the Irish Walled Towns Network, a conference in Kilmallock on June 5 and 6 will examine strands of 16th century Ireland through town fortifications and the role of the merchant classes, as well as the function, design, origins and influences of their domestic buildings.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The 16th century is an important period in the transition from the medieval to the modern world. It is a period that is not much explored or understood,” stated archaeologist Sarah McCutcheon.Kilmallock’s town walls, 70 per cent of which remain standing today, make it one of Ireland’s most intact walled towns. Hundreds of metres of the town’s medieval walls have been restored in recent years.Brian Hodkinson of Limerick Museum said that the event would raise the profile of the late medieval remains within the environs, encourage repeat visits and establish Limerick city, Kilmallock and other walled towns firmly on the itinerary of cultural tourism. Twitter Print NewsCommunityKilmallock conference to bridge the centuriesBy Guest Writer – May 21, 2014 705 WATCH: 1995 Community Games Football Adare V Kilmallock last_img read more

Coronavirus live updates: UK vaccinates over 137,000 people in seven days

first_imgnarvikk/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, IVAN PEREIRA, ERIN SCHUMAKER and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 73.2 million people and killed over 1.6 million worldwide, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Here’s how the news is developing Wednesday. All times Eastern:Dec 16, 6:32 amCOVID-19 vaccine to be authorized in Europe ‘within a week,’ EU chief saysA COVID-19 vaccine will be authorized in the European Union “within a week,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced Wednesday.“Finally, within a week, the first vaccine will be authorized so that vaccinations can start immediately, and more will follow in the new year,” von der Leyen said in an address to lawmakers at the European Parliament in Brussels. “In total, we have bought more than enough doses for everyone in Europe.”The EU’s 27 member states will all be able to launch mass immunization programs on “the same day” that the vaccine is approved, according to von der Leyen.“To get to the end of the pandemic, we will need up to 70% of the population vaccinated,” she said. “This is a huge task, a big task. So let’s start as soon as possible with the vaccination together, as 27, with a start at the same day.”The European Medicines Agency, the drug regulator for the European Union, announced Tuesday that a special meeting to discuss conditional authorization for a COVID-19 vaccine developed by U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech will be moved up to Dec. 21. The meeting was originally scheduled for Dec. 29. The move comes amid mounting pressure on the agency after the United States and the United Kingdom both granted emergency-use authorization of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and began immunization campaigns.Dec 16, 5:50 amUK vaccinates over 137,000 people against COVID-19 in seven daysThere were 137,897 people who were vaccinated against COVID-19 across the United Kingdom in the first seven days of the country’s mass immunization program, according to Nadhim Zahawi, the U.K. minister in charge of the vaccine rollout.Zahawi said 108,000 people were administered the vaccine in England, 7,897 in Wales, 4,000 in Northern Ireland and 18,000 in Scotland.“A really good start to the vaccination program,” Zahawi wrote on his official Twitter account Tuesday morning. “That number will increase as we have operationalised hundreds of PCN (primary care networks).”On Dec. 2, the United Kingdom became the first Western country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine, granting emergency-use authorization to one developed by U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech. The U.K. government launched a mass immunization program just six days later, administering the shot to people over the age of 80 and front-line health workers.Dec 16, 4:18 amUS reports over 198,000 new casesThere were 198,357 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the United States on Tuesday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.It’s the 43rd straight day that the U.S. has reported over 100,000 newly diagnosed infections. Tuesday’s tally is down from the country’s all-time high of 231,775 new cases confirmed on Dec. 11, according to Johns Hopkins data.An additional 3,019 deaths from the disease were also registered nationwide on Tuesday, just under a peak of 3,300 fatalities on Dec. 11, according to Johns Hopkins data.A total of 16,724,772 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 303,849 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins data. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.Much of the country was under lockdown by the end of March as the first wave of pandemic hit. By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up over the summer.The numbers lingered around 40,000 to 50,000 from mid-August through early October before surging again to record levels, crossing 100,000 for the first time on Nov. 4 and reaching 200,000 for the first time on Nov. 27.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Hugh Jackman & More Call for Reinstatement of Sound Design Tonys

first_img The 2013-14 Tony Awards Administration Committee announced their decision following their final meeting three days after the 2014 Tony Awards. They noted that while the two categories would be eliminated, a special award may be given to a production when the committee determines that extraordinary sound design has been achieved. Reactions ranging from disappointment to outrage erupted online, prompting the hashtag #TonyCanYouHearMe. Tony winners Hugh Jackman, Stephen Sondheim, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Diane Paulus are among those who have have signed a petition to reinstate the categories for Best Sound Design of a Play and Musical. According to The New York Times, the petition has now been submitted to the Tony Awards Administration Committee. The committee voted this summer to eliminate the two categories, just six years after the awards were first presented in 2008. View Commentscenter_img Tony nominee John Gromada, sound designer and composer for the current revival of The Elephant Man, formed the online petition shortly after the ruling had been made public on June 11. He had collected the 32,495 signatures by July 30. In it, Gromada noted, “Sound designers are an important part of the theatrical community whose vital contributions cannot be ignored or dismissed.”last_img read more

La Liga: Omeruo nets first Leganes goal in comeback win against Sociedad

first_img Promoted ContentCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Reasons Sharks Are Afraid Of Dolphins14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day The Super Eagles centre-back was handed his 15th league appearance this campaign, pairing his compatriot Chidozie Awaziem at the heart of Leganes’ defence. Loading… Read Also: Fernandes, Ighalo not among the highest paid Man Utd playersOscar then grabbed the match-winning goal at the death to help Javier Aguirre’s men clinch their fourth win of the season in front of their own fans.Despite the victory, Leganes remain in the bottom three of the league table with 18 points from 22 games.They will hope to brighten their chances of avoiding relegation at the end of the season with a victory against Levante on February 8.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Kenneth Omeruo netted his first goal for Leganes in their 2-1 victory against Real Sociedad in Sunday’s La Liga game at Estadio Municipal de Butarque.Advertisement The 26-year-old made the most of the opportunity, helping his side to return to winning ways after suffering a heavy 5-0 defeat to Barcelona last time out.Alexander Isak broke the deadlock for Real Sociedad in the 20th minute before the Cucumber Growers levelled through Omeruo.The defender, who has been with Leganes since the summer of 2018, surged forward in the 49th minute to inspire the comeback victory with his first goal for the club.last_img read more