Coronavirus: Five deaths reported and 69 new cases as GPs report increase in those seeking tests

first_img Twitter Pinterest Facebook News Facebook Deputy CMO Dr Ronan Glynn There have been five new Coronavirus death reported today – meaning 1,768 is the death toll in Ireland.However, it is important to note than four of these deaths are late notice and took place in May and June.While there has been a total of 69 new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland today.Of the 69 cases today, 22 cases are located in Offaly, 19 in Kildare, 8 in Laois, 6 in Dublin, and 14 are spread across eight other counties (Clare, Cork, Donegal, Galway, Limerick, Louth, Meath and Wexford).Over the past 14 days, 469 cases have been notified and 53 are in Laois. Previous articleIn Pictures: Hurling and football fun at Ballyfin Cul CampNext articleLIVE BLOG: Follow all of the action from Thursday night’s Laois club football championship Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Electric Picnic Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date TAGSCoronavirusCovid-19 By Alan Hartnett – 6th August 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Coronavirus: Five deaths reported and 69 new cases as GPs report increase in those seeking tests WhatsApp Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Home News Coronavirus: Five deaths reported and 69 new cases as GPs report increase… News “NPHET continues to monitor the situation closely. I urge people in these counties to remain vigilant to stop the further spread of COVID-19 in these areas.”Professor Philip Nolan, Chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group, said; “We have seen a significant increase in the incidence of COVID-19 over the past week. The reproduction number for the virus is now estimated to be 1.8.“A reproduction number of almost 2 is a serious concern, and although we have not yet seen a significant increase in community transmission, there is a significant risk this could develop over the coming days and weeks emphasising the need for each of us to be extremely cautious that we do not contribute to the transmission of the virus.”Dr Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer, HSE said; “Public Health teams have been informed of the locations of these outbreaks as is routine and contact tracing and testing is taking place as appropriate. Our focus now is on controlling these outbreaks and taking action as necessary.“We also need people to continue to follow our public health advice and avoid crowds, especially indoors, and limit the number of people you meet.“The Department of Health and HSE launched the next phase of our communications campaign today encouraging people to keep up the protective behaviours of physical distancing, washing our hands regularly, wearing a face covering where appropriate and downloading the COVID-19 Tracker app.”GPs report increase in those seeking tests GPs have reported a large increase in the number of patients seeking referral for Covid-19 testing since the August bank holiday weekend.The online resource for GPs,, has been asking doctors to monitor the number of patients seeking referral for testing for Covid-19.They have seen a large increase in the number of patients with symptoms and an increase in the number of cases being referred per doctor since the weekend.However, GPbuddy said they often see a “bank holiday spike” and hope results over the next few days will be lower.Everyone should be aware of the risk factors for getting COVID-19:Distance – the risk of getting COVID-19 increases as the distance between you and others gets smaller. Keep 2 metres apart where possibleActivity – How you spend time with people and what you do with them can increase your risk. Follow the government’s Stay Safe Guidelines when spending time with othersTime – The more time you spend in close contact with other people can increase your risk of getting COVID-19. Keep track of who you spend time with and howEnvironment – Being outdoors is safer than being indoors. Where possible, meet with others outdoors. If this is not possible, keep windows and doors open when meeting others insideSymptoms – Know the symptoms. If you have them self-isolate and contact your GP immediatelyPublic Health Advice for all citizens available here: Know the symptoms of COVID-19a fever (high temperature – 38 degrees Celsius or above)a cough – this can be any kind of cough, not just dryshortness of breath or breathing difficultiesloss or change to your sense of smell or tasteflu like symptomsSEE ALSO – Laois GAA championship games postponed following positive Coronavirus case WhatsApp Electric Picnic That means there is now a total of 26,372 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “Over the past fourteen days, 226 cases have arisen in Kildare, Laois and Offaly. These represent almost half of all cases in Ireland over that time period.“While the majority of these cases can be accounted for by outbreaks, this volume of cases is significant and our main priority now is to ensure that these outbreaks do not lead to widespread community transmission in the region. Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

CCMRS comment period extended

first_imgIE Staff Comments will be considered in conjunction with the development of draft legislation subject to legislative approval. The consultation draft uniform PCMA and the consultation draft complementary federal CMSA were published by the governments of the participating jurisdictions in the Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System on Sept. 8, for public comment until Nov. 7. (See One step closer for cooperative regulator,, Sept. 8, 2014.) Keywords National securities regulatorCompanies Co-operative Capital Markets Regulator The comment period on the consultation draft Provincial Capital Markets Act (PCMA) and Capital Markets Stability Act (CMSA) has been extended to Monday, Dec. 8, as a result of requests from some stakeholders. Please provide comments in Microsoft Word, Windows format and email them to [email protected] Budget promises funding for national regulator effort Related newscenter_img National regulator effort effectively dead Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Morisset’s term as CSA chair extended Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Simon’s rent collection inches up in Q2 while profits plummet

first_img This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now Simon Property Group’s David Simon (Getty, iStock)Across Simon Property’s portfolio of more than 200 U.S. malls, the company lost 10,500 shopping days from April through June.Rent collection, unsurprisingly, plummeted during that period. And so did net income, falling by nearly half, to $254.2 million from $495.3 million over the same period in 2019. Revenue fell nearly 25%, to $1.06 billion from $1.4 billion last year.Those were some of the grim numbers Simon released at Monday’s second quarter earnings call.CEO David Simon said the country’s largest mall operator has offered its struggling retail tenants rent relief during the pandemic, which has accounted for the revenue drop.“It’s a lot of judgement calls, it’s all about the relationship,” he said during the call. “We went out of our way universally to abate all local entrepreneurs and businesses.” Simon would not provide details about which retailers were granted relief. He added that the company has not “given up on Q2 collections.”Simon Property collected 51 percent of its rent from tenants in April and May, and 69 percent in June. The company also released July numbers, which were up: It collected 73 percent of rent owed last month. Those figures do not include rent abatements that the company granted. The company’s occupancy rate was down slightly across its portfolio, to 92.9 percent, from 94.4 percent year-over-year. Base minimum rent per square foot was up nearly 3 percent, to $56.02.Those improving rent collection numbers are in line with a recent report from Datex Property Solutions, which found major retail chains paid 80 percent of their July rent, by far the highest amount in months. Simon’s tenants include smaller brands as well.Simon is one of many landlords that has been aggressive in collecting rent amid the pandemic. The REIT has filed several lawsuits against major retailers to demand unpaid. On Thursday, it again sued its largest retail tenant, The Gap, for $107 million in skipped rent. Simon charged the retailer was “taking opportunistic advantage” of the shutdown by refusing to pay rent across its more than 2,000 stores.Simon is finding its own opportunities during the pandemic. As part of a partnership with Authentic Brands Group, it is poised to acquire Brooks Brothers out of bankruptcy.“We have a track record on capitalizing on various value-creating opportunities,” David Simon said during the call. The same day, a Wall Street Journal report revealed Simon Property is in talks with Amazon to turn its struggling anchor stores into distribution hubs. David Simon would not comment on the report, but called those kinds of distribution and fulfilment centers “a good trend long-term for us.”Contact Sasha Jones at [email protected] moreBarry Sternlicht on 1031s: Kill themHudson Pacific is effusive about Blackstone deal, defensive about office space“Headwind to profitability”: Amazon doubles down on fulfillment centerslast_img read more

Kona 2010 replayed in new version of ZumTri

first_imgYou may have seen the coverage from the big race in Kona, but ZumTri is bringing a new perspective to the race – as a dynamic virtual replay.ZumTri created a new-to-the-world virtual replay of the professional race at the 2010 Ford Ironman World Championship to demonstrate the new features of its interactive race software.Watch the professional championship race from a bird’s-eye view using ZumTri’s new interactive media. The proprietary technology converts chip-timing results into dynamic race infographics.In the demo, you can watch the race replay, complete with swimming, cycling and running animations.Tri fans can watch the ZumTri virtual Kona 2010 race here. You can also see Chris McCormack’s win against the other podium finishers and the field, or to watch Mirinda Carfrae’s win against the female podium finishers.To use the software, enter the name of the pro triathlete you would like to watch, or select a podium finisher from the drop-down menu. Click ‘watch’ and see the race unfold. This race visualization shows five splits on the bike and four splits on the run, so you can get a good idea of how the race progressed.The following are new features in this release: • Zum Zoom – automatically tracks and zooms into the virtual race • New Entry Screen – redesigned: select the overall and age group winners • Mouse over the animations or race dots to identify an athleteBeyond the race graphics, participants can also look at several charts and graphs to help analyse their ranking for each leg, and where they fit in the overall time of the race. Athletes can also bookmark and share their race results through common social networking services.Zum LLC is not affiliated with the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) or the Ford Ironman World Championship. ZumTri is available for sponsors and race organizers as a pre-race version, live-version and post-race version. For further details contact Zum LLC at [email protected] Relatedlast_img read more