What we’re reading: Presidential debate, COVID-19 deaths reach 1 million worldwide

first_imgWorkers adjust signage as preparations take place for the first Presidential debate in the Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Cleveland. The first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to take place Tuesday, Sept. 29. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Previous articleTarrant County Elections administrator details Election Day during COVID-19Next articleHoroscope: September 29, 2020 Matthew Sgroi RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution What we’re reading: Final presidential debate, cold front coming to Fort Worth + posts Matthew Sgroi Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Facebook Matthew Sgroihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/matthew-sgroi/ Twittercenter_img Linkedin ReddIt Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook printTonight marks the first presidential debate of 2020President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are squaring off on the debate stage for the first time in 2020 tonight. The debate starts at 8 p.m. CST and is in Cleveland, Ohio. This year, it will not be held in front of the general public as in years past. Only 70 people will be admitted into the audience tonight.The candidates will have 90 minutes to debate on six different current issues, which were chosen by tonight’s moderator, Fox News’ Chris Wallace, and include the Supreme Court, the coronavirus, the economy, race and violence in cities and the integrity of the election, according to the New York Times.Wallace said he will not be fact-checking during the debate. “My job is to be as invisible as possible,” he said.Man who killed White Settlement church shooter cleared by grand juryJack Wilson has been cleared by a Grand Jury of his actions in the White Settlement church shooting, according to FOX 4.On Dec. 29, 2019, Keith Thomas Kinnunen fired a shotgun inside the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement. Wilson, a firearms instructor and volunteer security guard, shot Kinnunen, ending the shooting and his life. Tim Rodgers, a prosecutor for the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office, told the Associated Press that Texas law allows for his freedom. COVID-19 deaths rise to 1 million worldwideThe death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has officially reached 1 million as many countries are still unable to keep the virus under control, according to the Wall Street Journal.The U.S. leads the world in confirmed cases and deaths. Over the past week, an average of 700 Americans have died each day from the coronavirus, adding on to the 205,000 total COVID-19 deaths in America. The U.S. accounts for a fifth of the total cases reported worldwide.The death rate is comparatively much lower than in other countries, however. Recently in Mexico, more than 10% of reported cases have ended in death. In Bolivia, France and Iran, about 5% of cases end in death. In America, less than 1% of cases end in death.Health experts say mask usage, universal testing and contact tracing are all necessary to slow down the spread and to avoid more lockdowns in the future. Fires continue to burn in California’s wine country Smoke rises over a vineyard as the Glass Fire burns, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Calistoga, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)Wildfires have continued to rage on in Northern California, destroying parts of the state’s wine country. On Monday, more than 60,000 residents living in Sonoma and Napa counties were told to evacuate as a new wildfire threatened their homes and communities. The Glass Fire has already burned about 56 square miles, and firefighters are struggling to contain the blazes as heat and strong winds are fueling the fire.The Glass Fire isn’t the only major fire in California. Three people died in a different wildfire closer to the Oregon border.Cal Fire has announced that both of these fires are zero percent under control.Overall, this summer’s fire season has been devastating for California. Twenty-nine people have died due to the fires and a record 3 million acres have been destroyed. ReddIt Twitterlast_img read more

News briefs from Tuesday September 7

first_imgLinkedin Print Advertisement Facebook Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img A NATIONAL strike in France has forced both Ryanair and Aer Lingus to cancel flights to and from the European country this Tuesday causing travel disruption to many. Reports are that up to two million people are taking part in the action of pension reforms and a crackdown on illegal immigrants. Ryanair said many flights will not run as scheduled with cancellations and delays. Aer Lingus have cancelled some flights but all passengers are advised to travel to the airports as normal. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up —–POOR design and lenghty delays have been highlighted as the causes for the underspend of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund according to a reporting investigation carried out by the Financial Times. The fund  includes some €17 million euro that was set aside to help workers who lost their jobs when Dell closed the factory in Raheen, Limerick. The entire fund has some €2 billion euro at its disposal yet only €140million has been spent to date.—–AN Umbrella Group to represent the St. Mary’s Community is to be launched on September 7 by one of its most famous sons, former rugby international, Anthony Foley. After facilitation provided by the PAUL Partnership, representatives from many different groups got together to form the initial Umbrella Group, covering an area comprising King’s Island, the oldest community in Limerick, as well as a portion of Corbally. These initial members have worked to establish a constitution and a framework which aspires to attract a broad and diverse range of community based voluntary interest groups in the Parish – Residents Groups, Sports Clubs, Environmental Groups, Senior Citizens, etc. – to come together to achieve its objective of becoming the unified voice of St. Mary’s Community. All community groups operating in the area are expected to participate. The unofficial motto is One Voice – One Community, reflecting its role as a forum to express itself on all issues affecting it and bring these concerns to the powers that be – Government, City Council, Regeneration, Gardai, HSE, etc. Music will be provided at the launch at the Absolute Hotel by St. Mary’s Prize Fife and Drum Band – whose 125th anniversary is to be marked at the ceremony by a special presentation- and by St. Mary’s Parents Folk Choir. NewsLocal NewsNews briefs from Tuesday September 7By admin – September 7, 2010 521 Email Previous article‘Give us a lifeline’- asylum seekersNext articleIRFU amend Autumn international ticket package prices adminlast_img read more

Limerick leads the way

first_imgPrint Advertisement Facebook Twitter WhatsApp NewsLimerick leads the wayBy Bernie English – March 31, 2016 939 center_img LIMERICK is leading the way in an area fraught with difficulty for many families, that of how to deal with the cremated ashes of a loved one.Despite the growing popularity of cremation, many graveyards do not facilitate ash only interments. Urn Towers, a company set up by Limerick man Stephen Power provides a unique solution, allowing the interring of cremated remains in graveyards.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick City and County Council is the first local authority in the country to support this initiative by piloting a project to allow families inter a loved one’s remains in a new-style memorial called an Urn Tower. The urns holding the remains are placed inside the family Urn Tower.  Two Limerick City graveyards – Killmurry and the extension at Mount St Lawrence cemetery –  will be the first Irish facilities to offer this option.Once the trial period is completed, it is hoped that Urn Towers will be available at other Limerick graveyards and, eventually, throughout the country.Stephen Power of Urn Towers says that with space in city graveyards at a premium, cremation rates are increasing by up to 20 per cent every year.“A new grave can cost from €500 to €14,000. This does not cover the extras such as opening the grave, monument fees and headstone costs.A growing population and the influx of people to cities and towns is putting pressure on graveyards with many running out of space.  Cremation offers some relief on these issues.“Some families scatter the ashes in places where the deceased person had some attachment. However, other families would prefer to have a permanent place to visit and remember a loved one who has chosen cremation.“Urn Towers offer a real solution for this very modern dilemma”, he said. Email Linkedin Previous articleLocal interests in The Voice of Ireland this weekendNext articleMunster poets take this year’s Éigse Michael Hartnett 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.last_img read more

Postdoctoral Fellow -Surgery

first_imgDr. Kaushal’s NIH funded laboratory in the Department of Surgery atUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine has a postdoctoralresearch associate position immediately available. The major focusof our research projects is to determine the mechanism for cardiacregeneration using different cell-based preparations, includingexosomes, condition media, and the stem cells themselves andtesting these cell-based products in a variety of regenerativeassays. In particular, we are determining how mIRs present in theexosomes derived from the stem cells affect the regenerativeprocess to recover the injured myocardium. Several animal and cellmodel systems, including conditional gene knockouts, will be usedin these research projects, and many state of the art techniquesare available, such as real time PCR, CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing,confocal microscopy, real time imaging and advanced microscopy,multicolor flow and sorting, HPLC and mass spectrometry, andultrasonic and telemetric measurements of cardiovascular functionin rodents and large animals. The University Of Maryland School OfMedicine has a group of outstanding scientists in cardiovascularresearch, especially in cardiovascular cell signaling, diabetes,endothelial biology, and pathogenesis of atherosclerosis.Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work with themand get help in developing an independent career in this researchfield. To apply, send an application letter and CV, and the nameand contact information for three references to Dr. Sunjay Kaushal,MD, PhD, Director of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Department ofSurgery, 110 S. Paca Street, 7th floor, Baltimore, MD 21201,[email protected] :A pplicants must have a PhD, MD/PhD or equivalent degree and provenskills and experience in molecular biology.If accommodations are needed, contact Staffing & CareerServices at 410-706-7171, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST.Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or1-800-735-2258.Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women,protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities areencouraged to apply.last_img read more