first_imgWhatsApp Print Advertisement Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr Emmett O’BrienPALLASKENRY beef farmer and independent councillor Emmett O’Brien fears that County Limerick’s indigenous food producers are falling behind neighbouring regions in terms of branding and recognition as premium products.The Adare-Rathkeale representative is calling for the development of a Limerick Food brand in a move back towards its “former glory”.Cllr O’Brien said that a branding gap had already opened up between Limerick produce and craft foodstuffs originating in Cork and Tipperary and urged the Council and interested local producers to come together as soon as possible to develop a distinctive Limerick or Shannonside brand.This, he maintains will identify and guarantee the quality of the food originating in the Limerick region.“We have to realise that in addition to the overall national plans like Food Harvest that  there’s a huge degree of internal competition going on as the craft or artisan foods from  the different counties and regions of Ireland start jostling to get the best spot in the shop window – as it were.”“Tipp and Cork got out there first to proclaim their local foods as representing the best that Munster has. It’s very noticeable that Tipperary already has ‘Totally Tipp’ and ‘Tipperary Food Producers’ as brand groups for their crafty foods while Cork, specifically West Cork, has the ‘Fuchsia’ brand,” he explained.Cllr O’Brien wants craft food producers to exchange ideas and experiences and work towards a common brand that they all support and have a stake in.“We have to add value to our own produce and the whole trend now whether in food or beverages is towards artisan niche products and away from anonymous processed foods made by huge global corporations and sold by equally huge global supermarket corporations,” he insists.“This isn’t an abstract idea for me. I have a beef farm. I want to see Limerick’s food sector – which was once the envy of the country — starting to move back towards its former glory when, for instance, our Limerick ham was considered the best available in the English-speaking world and was automatically the ham that London’s best hotels and restaurants served.” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsBig appetite for a Limerick food brandBy Alan Jacques – June 26, 2015 669 center_img Previous articleSaturday free concert at CathedralNext articleWater protest heats up in Limerick Alan Jacques Linkedin TAGSAdare-Rathkeale municipal districtCllr Emmett O’Brienlimerick Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

first_imgThe eastern half of Palm Beach County is now under a Tropical Storm Warning due to the approach of Hurricane Dorian. A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical storm winds are expected in the area within 36 hours. Due to this, mandatory evacuations are being ordered for residential structures in Zone A and Zone B in Palm Beach County, effective at 1 p.m. Sunday. The Palm Beach County Emergency Information Center number is (561) 712-6400.Zone A includes mobile homes, sub-standard housing and low-lying areas prone to water intrusion.Zone B generally includes the barrier islands, land areas north and south of the Jupiter Inlet, and other surge-vulnerable areas south along the Intracoastal Waterway to the Broward County line.If you choose to not evacuate to a shelter, please evacuate miles not hundreds of miles. Most of Palm Beach County is not being evacuated and residents should shelter within the county if possible. With the unpredictable nature of Hurricane Dorian, evacuating north is not recommended.To determine if your home is in a storm surge evacuation zone, go to or download our free app “PBC DART.” If you are not in an evacuation zone, please shelter in place.At 1 p.m. Sunday, Palm Beach County will open seven general population shelters, as well as the special needs shelter at the South Florida Fairgrounds and the pet-friendly shelter at West Boynton Recreation Center.The seven general population shelters are:Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elem. School, 1501 Avenue U, Riviera BeachIndependence Middle School, 4001 Greenway Dr., JupiterLakeshore Middle School, 425 W Canal St N, Belle GladePahokee Middle School, 850 Larrimore Rd, PahokeePalm Beach Gardens High School, 4245 Holly Dr., Palm Beach GardensPalm Beach Central High School, 8499 Forest Hill Blvd, WellingtonPark Vista High School, 7900 Jog Rd, Lake WorthThe special needs shelter is located at 9067 Southern Boulevard, West Palm Beach. If you are registered, you should have received notification. People with special medical needs should register for our Special Needs Program by calling (561) 712-6400 or visiting our website pet-friendly shelter is located at 6000 Northtree Boulevard, Lake Worth. This shelter is available to Palm Beach County residents residing in a mandatory evacuation zone or in mobile homes. Proof of residency is required. Space is limited and restrictions apply. Each pet must be accompanied by only one owner who will stay at the shelter. Other family members will need to stay at nearby Park Vista High School, 7900 Jog Road, Lake Worth,The available space for each person at a general shelter is 20 square feet. That’s 4 feet by 5 feet of floor space. Please bring snacks with you to the shelter, only dinner will be served Sunday evening. Shelters will be opening in The Glades and residents from Zone A can evacuate to those shelters.Palm Tran serves many shelter locations. Additionally, all Palm Tran services will be free on Sunday.The Sheriff’s Office assures they will not be checking the immigration status of any person coming to a shelter.MARTIN COUNTY:Shelters are opening at 1 p.m. SundayPet-friendly – Willoughby Learning Center – 5150 SE Willoughby Boulevard, StuartSpecial needs shelter – Anderson Middle School -7000 SE Atlantic Ridge Drive, StuartPort Salerno Elementary School, 3260 SE Lionel Terrace, StuartJensen Beach High School, 2875 NW Goldenrod Road, Jensen BeachHidden Oaks Middle School, 2801 SW Martin Highway, Palm CityWarfield Elementary School, 15260 SW 150th Street, IndiantownST. LUCIE COUNTY:Shelters are opening at 1 p.m. SundayResidents are required to pre-register if they go to a pet-friendly or special needs shelter.Special needs shelter – Havert L. Fenn Center – 2000 Virginia Avenue, Fort PierceFor other possible shelters in St. Lucie County, click here.If you choose to go to a hurricane shelter, please bring the following:3 day supply of water2 changes of comfortable clothesFlashlight with extra batteriesCell phone and a battery-operated chargerMedications and prescriptionsSnacks/Special diet foodsCashPhotocopies of valuable documentsGames, books and playing cards for entertainment during your staySpace is limited, so please pack accordinglyWeapons are prohibited in shelterslast_img read more

Source: Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Dec 17 2018Loughborough University academics are to conduct research as part of a large-scale international project investigating whether personalized breast cancer screening is a better screening option for women aged 40 to 70.Dr Yan Chen and Emeritus Professor Alastair Gale, of the School of Science, say they are “very proud” to be part of MyPeBS (My Personalized Breast Screening) – a unique seven-year-long randomized clinical study that will run trials with 85,000 women from five different countries to compare personalized risk-based screening to standard screening.MyPeBS has received 12.5 million euros (£11.2m) of funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program and brings together 25 European, Israeli and American groups and institutions.Since the late 1980s, organized breast mammography screening programs have been introduced in more and more countries across Europe, and these programs have always used a “one size fits all” strategy whereby women in a target age group (typically between 50-69-years-old) are invited for a mammogram every two or three years.This approach has demonstrated benefits (reduction of breast cancer-specific mortality by 20%), however, researchers say it is not perfect and comes with side effects including false-positive findings, overdiagnosis and overtreatment.In the current strategy, all invited women are treated the same, but each woman has her own individual risk of developing breast cancer depending on factors such as genetics, lifestyle, or hormonal exposure.MyPeBS is investigating the advantages of using a new screening approach based on individual risk estimation of breast cancer.Radiologists will assess each woman and make an informed recommendation for when they should undertake screenings.For example, a woman who has a family history of breast cancer may be classed as ‘high risk’ and advised to have a yearly screening, whereas a woman with no family history of breast cancer and no other risk indicators may be told a screening of every four years would be more appropriate.The study will compare two groups of women – one following the current standard breast screening and the other following a personalized risk-based screening strategy.Related StoriesHow cell-free DNA can be targeted to prevent spread of tumorsLiving with advanced breast cancerNew study to ease plight of patients with advanced cancerIn the MyPeBS trial, some 300 radiologists will report breast screening cases across five countries – Belgium, France, Israel, Italy, and the United Kingdom – therefore it is important to monitor their performance and ensure that there is an established standard of performance and equivalence of skill levels in identifying any breast abnormalities.Dr Chen, Director of the University’s Applied Vision Research Centre, and Professor Gale will act as the quality assurance for the trials; they will analyze information provided by radiologists regarding their reporting mammographic workstation and relevant reporting room characteristics.They will also ensure the radiologists can read scans to the highest level by getting them to complete PERFORMS test sets of known challenging cases every six months in the first two years.PERFORMS is an online self-assessment and training resource for breast screening radiologists developed and ran by Loughborough University academics for the past 30 years.The results of these tests will be fed back to the participants and reported to the MyPeBS co-ordinators.Dr Chen will also compare results with the University of California (UoC), which will carry out similar assessments using their training resource, WISDOM.The UoC work is being led by Dr Laura Esserman, who was a member of President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Working Group on Advancing Innovation in Drug Development and Evaluation.Of the study, Dr Chen said: “We’re very proud to be part of the MyPeBS project.”It is important that, on the basis of sound scientific evidence, breast screening be offered appropriately and regularly to those women who most need it and less often to those women who least need it. This detailed study will determine which women are most at risk of this dreadful disease.”The MyPeBS clinical study will begin in early 2019. After the results of the study are known, MyPeBS will propose general recommendations for more effective breast cancer screening in Europe. read more