Welch announces staff appointments

first_imgUS Representative Peter Welch has announced the appointment of a new communications director and a new legislative director.Welch promoted Scott Coriell, who has worked as a staff assistant and press assistant in his Washington office, to the position of communications director. Also promoted was Jake Oster, who previously served as scheduler and legislative assistant, to the position of legislative director.A Killington native and a graduate of Middlebury College, Coriell previously served as program coordinator for World Camp Inc., a non-profit organization that provides HIV/AIDS outreach services to communities in Malawi. Coriell also interned for Representative Rush Holt (D-NJ) and managed the web site of his family’s Killington-based business, Peak Performance Ski Shop. His brother, David, was Governor Jim Douglas’ last press secretary.Oster, a graduate of the University of Vermont, previously served as director of grassroots advocacy for the Humane Society of the United States, deputy political director for the Humane Society Legislative Fund and on the staff of Representative Tim Holden (D-PA).Coriell’s appointment takes effect next Monday. Oster assumed his new position earlier this year. Source: Welch’s office. 3.8.2011last_img read more

Negrense nurse survives COVID-19

first_imgOn the other hand, Patient No. 8, a 35-year-old man from Valladolid town, traveled to Manila from Miami, Florida, while Patient No. 9, a 27-year-old man from Bago City, journeyed also from Miami to New York going to Manila. Wearing protective suits, medical personnel at the Provincial Healing Center in E.B. Magalona, Negros Occidental conduct tests to the Negrense overseas Filipino workers who came from Cebu. A Negros Occidental-born nurse from Ireland has already recovered from the virus, the provincial government announced yesterday. PNA He has already been discharged from the Provincial Healing Center in EB Magalona town, the report from the Capitol said. Three of them are also being quarantined at the Provincial Healing Center. The first result of his reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction test released on April 20 came out positive. His first repeat test result which came out on May 6, on the other hand, was already negative, as well as his second repeat test released on May 13. Like Patient No. 4, he was also part of the group from Cebu. He traveled from The Netherlands and arrived in the Philippines on March 24. Their test results came out late Wednesday afternoon, and they are now isolated in a patient care center in this city. He is the third patient to recover among the nine confirmed COVID-19 cases in Negros Occidental. Patient No. 4, who was asymptomatic, arrived in the country on March 17. He was among the 35 overseas Filipino worker (OFW) repatriates who traveled to Negros Occidental from Cebu on April 14.center_img BACOLOD CITY – A Negros Occidental-born nurse who tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) after coming home from Ireland last month has already recovered, the provincial government announced yesterday. The five other patients in this province are all OFWs who were among the 55 persons – 28 from Bacolod and 27 from Negros Occidental – who arrived aboard the 2GO Group’s Malasakit Voyage on April 28. Still awaiting the result of his first repeat test is Patient No. 3, a 38-year-old man from Silay City. Patient No. 5, a 27-year-old woman from La Castellana, came from Brazil; Patient No. 6, a 43-year-old man from Escalante City, traveled from Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Patient No. 7, a 45-year-old man from Talisay City, took a flight to the Philippines from Brazil and Qatar. Listed as the province’s Patient No. 4, the 41-year-old man, a naturalized Irish, hails from Barangay East in Candoni town. Patient No. 1, a 41-year-old woman from EB Magalona, and Patient No. 2, a 42-year-old man from La Castellana, were the first recoveries. During their arrival here, they were quarantined with the OFWs from Bacolod, but they wrote down Bago City and Valladolid as their provincial addresses when their swab samples were taken.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more


first_imgSenator Jimmy Harte has said Minister’s Pat Rabbitte’s announcement of a task force to ensure high speed broadband is delivered across rural Ireland is a major platform on which Donegal can build for the future.The Letterkenny-based Senator said many rural areas just a couple of miles outside urban centres in Donegal have been left behind because of the lack of broadband service.“The announcement by Minister Rabbitte of the setting up of a taskforce to extend next generation broadband across the country is a welcome development. “The commitment to ensure broadband connections to all rural properties that can not access broadband at present is particularly welcome for areas more than three or four miles outside urban areas in my constituency.“Minister Rabbitte, through a combination of public and private investment, aims to ensure that Ireland reaches an EU target for ubiquitous basic broadband access a year ahead of the 2013 deadline,” he said.He said the arrival of next generation broadband will not only create jobs but speed up economic recovery across the region.“Next generation broadband is an essential component of our economic recovery. The availability of high speed broadband is crucial for business and job creation, as well as being crucial to attracting outside investment. “I would also welcome Minister Rabbitte’s commitment that the provision of coverage for the one per cent of premises nationally that cannot currently receive broadband, would be completed by 2012 at the latest.“The failure of successive Fianna Fáil Governments over the past decade to roll out adequate connectivity has left Ireland well behind our international competitors in the broadband stakes.“The commitment from the FG/Labour Government to maximise the potential in full broadband coverage, as well as the move to next generation broadband will have benefits in terms of job creation as well as associated social benefits.And he added “It is time for Ireland to be brought into the 21st century. Labour in Government will deliver for Ireland and is committed to next generation broadband across the country.”Ends TASK FORCE TO CREATE NEW BROADBAND SERVICE WILL FAST-TRACK DONEGAL’S RECOVERY – SENATOR HARTE was last modified: May 9th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:broadbandSenator Jimmy Hartelast_img read more