NewsMore flights from ShannonBy Bernie English – September 6, 2016 1071 BUDGET airline, Ryanair will have more flights from Shannon next year but fewer passengers.The airline is adding two weekly flights to Lanzarote from Shannon next summer.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Having announced additional services from Shannon and Cork for summer 2017, airline bosses said they are taking 3 per cent of their seats from Dublin after the DAA withdrew growth incentives.The number of passengers Ryanair plans to carry from Shannon next year is 700,000 passengers on 14 routes. This is a decrease from the 2016 target of 800,[email protected] Statement in response to Ryanair’s decision to close Cork and Shannon bases for winter season Print Facebook TAGSfeaturedflightsRyanairShannon Oireachtas Committee to hold series of meetings in response to aviation crisis RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Shannon Chamber Expresses Disappointment at Ryanair’s Decision to Close Shannon Base for Winter Linkedin WhatsApp Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Twitter “Shannon Airport is a vital component of our tourism infrastructure” Advertisement No vaccines in Limerick yet Previous articleGAA – Mayoral reception for Limerick Minor HurlersNext articleCould Limerick have the best take-away? 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.
narvikk/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.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhoto by Allen Kee / ESPN Images(CLEVELAND) — With his team in the middle of a disappointing season, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield earned headlines and questions with his facial hair on Sunday.Mayfield showed up to the team’s game against the Denver Broncos with a beard, later sporting a Fu Manchu or handlebar mustache during the game. He eventually showed up for a postgame press conference following the loss with just a standard mustache.The changing look caused Mayfield to go viral, with many Internet users comparing his looks to that of a character from the movie Home Alone. Actor Macaulay Culkin even got in on the act, reenacting part of the movie with Mayfield in actor Daniel Stern’s role.On Wednesday, Mayfield explained the series of decisions, saying that his original plan was to sport the handlebar mustache.“I was undefeated before Sunday with the handlebar,” Mayfield told reporters. “So I shaved it off because I didn’t deserve it.”Last week, Mayfield abruptly ended a media availability after a testy exchange with one reporter. He later acknowledged frustration over the team’s 2-6 start to the year.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. November 6, 2019 /Sports News – National Baker Mayfield explains facial hair choices during and after loss to Denver Broncos Written by Beau Lund