Limerick climbers to scale four peaks for Pauline

first_img Previous articleLimerick soldiers to be pardonedNext articleSouthhill benefit Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Facebook #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Print Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch WhatsApp TAGSclimbersMilfordMusic Limerick Twitter Advertisementcenter_img A GROUP of Limerick climbers will scale the highest peaks in each province of Ireland in just 48 hours to raise money for the Milford Hospice.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Don Caulfield (30) from Pallaskenry was inspired to do the challenge after his aunt Pauline Keyes died of cancer in November.The group, whose collective journey will be over 800 miles in just two days, will climb a total of 3,626 metres taking in Mweelrea in Mayo, Slieve Donard in Down, Lugnaquilla in Wicklow and Carrauntoohill in Kerry.Don, a youth worker in Moyross, said the Milford Care Centre were amazing with Pauline. “She died two days after her 40th birthday after just eight weeks of aggressive cancer. Milford couldn’t have been better. They even organisied a birthday celebration for her and were so accommodating when it came to visitors,” he said.The group will climb to the summits on Saturday and Sunday May 18 and 19. To donate see www.mycharity.ie/event/peaksforpauline/ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harvest Fair cancellation puts pressure on care centre #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy NewsLimerick climbers to scale four peaks for PaulineBy Guest Writer – May 9, 2013 862 Linkedin Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday last_img read more

Cleveland Diagnostics, Inc. Raises Over $19 Million in Financing

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 TAGS  Previous articleWare2Go Recognized With Key Industry AwardsNext articleZoomInfo Debuts ‘Talk Data to Me’ Podcast Series Digital AIM Web Support Local NewsBusiness Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img CLEVELAND–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– Cleveland Diagnostics, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing next-generation diagnostic tests for the early detection of cancers, announced today that it has closed a Series D round of $17.4 million. The round was led by LYFE Capital, with participation from existing investors including Cleveland Clinic and others. Following the close of the round, the company received a term sheet for a $2M convertible note, expected to close shortly. Funds raised will be used to expand commercialization of IsoPSA—the company’s first diagnostic test, designed to enhance early detection of prostate cancer—as well as to expand internal infrastructure and operations to support platform development for other tests, including breast and lung cancer. Published studies from two, large multicenter prospective clinical trials conducted with well over 1,000 patients evaluated by clinician investigators from Cleveland Clinic and other leading hospitals and community clinics internationally and across the U.S. demonstrated that the non-invasive, blood-based IsoPSA test has significantly superior diagnostic accuracy when compared to traditional prostate specific antigen (PSA) tests in the detection of high-grade prostate cancer. In addition, a recently published economic study has demonstrated that IsoPSA can provide these benefits in a highly cost-effective manner. The combination of excellent clinical performance for patients with cost efficiency for payers is a cornerstone of the healthcare system, and IsoPSA meets both of these criteria to enable lasting commercial success. In July 2020, Cleveland Diagnostics initiated commercial and clinical operations, offering IsoPSA on a limited basis through physicians in Cleveland Clinic’s Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute. Early results from an ongoing clinical utility study are highly promising, with IsoPSA leading to a significant reduction in unneeded prostate biopsies, providing the downstream benefits of avoiding patient discomfort and potential complications and significant cost savings associated with the avoidance of unnecessary biopsies. Cleveland Diagnostics is now expanding its operations and has begun to broaden test availability across the country. “The clinical utility of traditional serum total PSA is limited by its relatively poor specificity for high grade disease,” said Eric A. Klein, M.D., Chairman of the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute at Cleveland Clinic. “Clinicians today are using an array of diagnostic tests and procedures to inform decisions about a patient’s risk of prostate cancer and decision to proceed with prostate biopsy. IsoPSA has the potential to substantially improve our ability to limit biopsy to those at highest risk of having a cancer that requires treatment and to avoid biopsy in those who do not. Our past experience in the published clinical studies of IsoPSA and, more recently, during the clinical launch of the test, have been very encouraging.” “We are inspired by our clinical study results as well as early clinical utility data that indicate that IsoPSA could and will be a transformative tool in the diagnostic workflow of prostate cancer,” said Arnon Chait, Cleveland Diagnostics’ CEO and co-founder. “The current round of funding allows us to broaden access of this game-changing test into the hands of physicians, and expand our platform into other disease states. We are thrilled to be working alongside of LYFE Capital, an international venture fund with wide reach in the U.S. and abroad, to make this a reality.” In 2019, Cleveland Diagnostics received FDA Breakthrough Device designation for its IsoPSA test, which has allowed the company to work more closely with FDA to ensure it obtains the appropriate regulatory approvals. Cleveland Diagnostics currently offers IsoPSA as a laboratory-developed test (LDT) conducted through its high-complexity, CLIA-certified lab in Cleveland, Ohio. About Cleveland Diagnostics, Inc. Cleveland Diagnostics, Inc., is a commercial-stage diagnostics company developing highly efficacious, lab-friendly, affordable diagnostics tests using proprietary technology to improve cancer diagnostics. Its Solvent Interaction Analysis™ (SIA) technology investigates protein biomarkers at the structural level (as opposed to overall biomarker concentration in blood), providing better and more direct insights regarding the protein origin on the cellular level, thus improving test specificity to the underlying disease process. Its portfolio of non-invasive cancer diagnostics will be expanding from prostate cancer to breast cancer and lung cancer, infectious diseases, and certain neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Visit us at ClevelandDx.com and IsoPSA.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005102/en/ CONTACT: Cleveland Diagnostics, Inc. Bob Rochelle Phone: 216 432-2700, Ext. 2119 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA OHIO INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ONCOLOGY HEALTH TECHNOLOGY OTHER TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH SCIENCE BIOTECHNOLOGY SOURCE: Cleveland Diagnostics, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/09/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/09/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005102/en Cleveland Diagnostics, Inc. Raises Over $19 Million in Financing WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

Work is the answer to refugees’ problems – employers can help

first_imgWork is the answer to refugees’ problems – employers can helpOn 3 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. The Refugee council’s CEO Nick Hardwick backs Personnel Today’s Real AsylumDebate campaign and calls for urgent government actionAsk anyone working on social exclusion issues what the single most importantfactor is in helping people escape dependency, poverty and dislocation and theywill tell you it is work. The position of refugees in the UK is no different from this. Yet therestill exist multiple barriers to education, training and employment, to thedetriment of not just these refugees, but also to the rest of society. And, the first barrier – believe it or not – is that asylum-seekers are notallowed to work for their first six months in the country. Most asylum-seekers and refugees are highly skilled professionals,successful in their own countries and, as the Home Office’s study TheSettlement of Refugees in Britain, 1995 put it, “the skills level ofrefugees in fact exceeds that of the general British population”. Despite this, the unemployment rate among refugees is unacceptably high.Latest research puts it at 70 per cent or more – far above the national averagefor any disadvantaged group in the UK. It can be explained by the fact that refugees, from the moment they arrive,face an array of obstacles on the path to work. We welcome and fully endorse Personnel Today’s groundbreaking campaign toget the Government to implement a skills data- base and reduce red tape forasylum-seekers and refugees seeking work, and hope that its impact will be farand wide. My message to the new Government is that what refugees, employers and theeconomy all need urgently is a staged progression from arrival to employability,to employment and then to integration. Clearly, some of the obstacles asylum-seekers and refugees face in gettingwork are down to racism – or are they a consequence of the heated, but not veryilluminating, debate on asylum? Indeed, in recent months both the police andthe CBI have expressed their concerns that the ill-informed and inflammatorytalk about immigrants and refugees is harming our society. The warm reception Kosovan refugees received when they were evacuated herein 1999 shows what can happen when the British public is informed of whomrefugees are, what they are fleeing from and why we have a duty to help. At the moment this kind of leadership, which must come from politicians ofall parties, is noticeably absent. Of course, racism is not the only reason some employers are wary ofrecruiting refugees or asylum-seekers. On top of the problems they share withother excluded groups, such as living in unemployment black- spots or lackingaccess to social networks, refugees and asylum-seekers also face uniqueproblems. Months of living on £36- worth of vouchers a week exacerbates theirexclusion through the poverty and indignity of the system. Refugees and asylum-seekers may not have UK work experience or theirqualifications may not be recognised here, so some employers may be reluctantto take them on. At a more fundamental level, refugees simply may not be familiar with thework culture in the UK. I know from speaking to the many refugees on my ownstaff that the culture of selling ourselves to potential employers in jobinterviews is alien to many other parts of the world. The Refugee Council works with organisations such as the BMA to make iteasier for refugee doctors, for example, to take medical exams here so thatthey can practise in the UK. We also provide job market orientation courses at our Training andEmployment Section in Clapham, south London. The lack of proper support to asylum-seekers dispersed outside of Londonmeans that most will find it hard to access English classes. The result isrefugees learning English and getting into work many months later than shouldbe the case. Historically, refugees coming here have rebuilt their lives and contributedto the UK through their work. Today’s refugees are no different in that theywant to work, have plenty of skills to offer and can make a real difference toour society. Nick Hardwick is chief executive of the Refugee Council last_img read more

Osimhen, Abraham score first UCL goals

first_imgRelatedPosts Napoli Coach: Osimhen young lad with old brain Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Super Eagles’ striker, Victor Osimhen, and Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham scored their first-ever UEFA Champions League goals in Wednesday night’s duel in France. Abraham grabbed the opener in the 22nd minutes, while Osimhen levelled score with a header 10 minutes later. Willian’s second half screamer in the 78th minute gave victory to the former champions. Osimhen almost saved the day for the hosts but the Nigerian was denied by Chelsea goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga. Chelsea have now redeemed her image having lost by a lone goal to Valencia on the Day 1 of the competition. The English giant currently maintain the second spot in Group H, while Osimhen is yet to inspire Lille to victory. They are languishing at the bottom of the log with no points from two games. Both Osimhen and Abraham have scored seven goals each in all competitions this season.Tags: ChelseaTammy AbrahamUEFA Champions LeagueVictor Osimhenlast_img read more

Seniors propel Ellsworth volleyball against Bucksport

first_img Latest Posts Bio Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected] MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020center_img Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 ELLSWORTH — Right when it seemed the Ellsworth volleyball team had lost its groove, it ended the game in the most emphatic way possible.Ellsworth led visiting Bucksport 24-22 in the third set, but momentum wasn’t on the Eagles’ side. The Golden Bucks had won seven consecutive points, and it appeared as if a set that seemed destined to be heading Ellsworth’s way would not do so.Yet on Senior Night, two of Ellsworth’s star seniors weren’t about to let that happen. After both teams engaged in a short volley that lasted no more than 15 seconds, Bucksport returned a shot that cleared the Eagles’ side of the net by a matter of feet. It was right where Avery Jester was standing.As soon as she saw where Bucksport’s return was headed, fellow senior Sammy Mason approached the net. Jester set the ball perfectly for her, and Mason smashed it into the hardwood on the other side of the net.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe play sealed a 25-22, 25-18, 25-22 win for Ellsworth in what was the final regular-season match for both teams. It also sent the Eagles, which have been toward the top of the Class B standings all season, to the playoffs on a high note.“This was a great effort from our seniors to lead us to the win tonight,” Ellsworth coach Whitney Ranger said. “Bucksport is really scrappy, and they caught us off guard a few times.”Bucksport’s “scrappy” nature showed during the first set. Whenever Ellsworth looked to be pulling away, the Golden Bucks came back to pull the game within a point or tie it. It wasn’t until the Eagles scored the final two points after taking a 23-22 lead that they closed it out.After Ellsworth cruised to an easier win to begin the second set, the two teams exchanged runs until the Eagles took a clear lead in the third. It was after Bucksport’s rally that Jester and Mason combined for the winning play.“Avery and Sammy are a huge part of our wins this year,” Ranger said. “They’re both naturally talented and super aggressive, and they go after everything.”Their one big play aside, Jester and Mason also played big roles in helping Ellsworth (9-5) close out the first set and dominate the second. Jester had a crucial solo block at the end of the first set, and Mason had 10 kills. Lexi Grant added 11 assists, and Mariah Young had 10 service receptions.Bucksport head coach Ron Gross said his team made a few too many mistakes, most of which came during Ellsworth’s win in the second set.“It’s some little things that cost us, but we’ll get them fixed, and we’ll get there,” Gross said. “I was really impressed with Ellsworth’s serves. They have a lot of great hitters.”The regular season is now complete for both teams. Both will participate in the Class B playoffs on Saturday, and it’s likely that Ellsworth’s game will be against the Washington Academy Raiders or Woodland Dragons.“Both are very good teams that have given us tough games this season,” Ranger said. “It’s not going to be easy to beat either of them, but we’ve got a good team that’s really confident.”last_img read more

Whitewater skiers shine at Teck race

first_imgThe Whitewater Ski Racers recently hosted more than a 100 racers Teck Kootenay  Zone Race. Two days of slalom races —102 racers ages 10-72 — attracted skiers from as far away as Lake Louise and Golden/Kicking Horse. Whitewater has the largest number of racers. The next Kootenay Zone race will be a Giant Slalom in Kimberley Jan31/Feb1.Whitewater will host the first Nancy Greene race of the year on Sunday January 25 Here are the results: U12: Saturday 1: Male: LAZIER LIAM-6, SWETLAND RIVER-12, SOLLID EDAN-15, LESSARD KIAN-16, KELLY RYAN-18 Female:Aliza Jones-3, Sophie Hickson-5,Sierra Pardoe-9, Lauren Robertson-10, MARECHAL NEEVA-15, SHAPOVALOVA NARAYANI-16, ROBERTSON ANA-18, MURRAY RHIANNON-19 Saturday  2: Male: LAZIER LIAM-7, JENSEN BRODIE-11, SOLLID EDAN-16, SWETLAND RIVER-17, LESSARD KIAN-21 Female: HICKSON SOPHIE-2, JONES ALIZA-5, ROBERTSON LAUREN-6, PARDOE SIERRA-9, MARECHAL NEEVA-15, SHAPOVALOVA NARAYANI-16, ROBERTSON ANA-17 Sunday 1: Male:    LAZIER LIAM-5, JENSEN BRODIE-7, KELLY RYAN-11, SOLLID EDAN-13, SWETLAND RIVER-14, LESSARD KIAN-20 Female: HICKSON SOPHIE-3, JONES ALIZA-5, ROBERTSON LAUREN-7, PARDOE SIERRA-9, SHAPOVALOVA NARAYANI-13, MARECHAL NEEVA-14, ROBERTSON ANA-16, MURRAY RHIANNON-17 Sunday  2: Male: LAZIER LIAM-6, SWETLAND RIVER-12, SOLLID EDAN-13, LESSARD KIAN-14 Female:  HICKSON SOPHIE-3, PARDOE SIERRA-5, ROBERTSON LAUREN-6, SHAPOVALOVA NARAYANI-11, MARECHAL NEEVA-13, MURRAY RHIANNON-15, ROBERTSON ANA-16 U14: Saturday 1: Male: OOSTHUIZEN Yael-2, WATERFIELD Garrett-7, LEISHMAN Henry-8, BELLMAN Troy-9, GAFFRAN Nathan-10, MEASURES Tao-11, DIGIACOMO Kell-18, LAWRENCE-JEFFERY Chris-19, Female: WATERFIELD Kiley-15, LEWANDOWSKI Gretchen-22, VANDERHOLT Hanna-23, Saturday 2: Male: OOSTHUIZEN Yael-1, BELLMAN Troy-5, MEASURES Tao-6, LAWRENCE-JEFFERY Chris-11, DIGIACOMO Kell-12, GAFFRAN Nathan-16 Female: WATERFIELD Kiley-5, MURRAY Zarah-9, LEWANDOWSKI Gretchen-16, VANDERHOLT Hanna-18 Sunday 1: Male: OOSTHUIZEN Yael-6, LEISHMAN Henry-8, WATERFIELD Garrett-9, BELLMAN Troy-13, LAWRENCE-JEFFERY Chris-17, DIGIACOMO Kell-19 Female: WATERFIELD Kiley-12, MURRAY Zarah-17, LEWANDOWSKI Gretchen-24 Sunday 2: Male: OOSTHUIZEN Yael-7, WATERFIELD Garrett-9, DIGIACOMO Kell-19, GAFFRAN Nathan-20 Female: WATERFIELD Kiley-14, MURRAY Zarah-18, LEWANDOWSKI Gretchen-24 U16/MA: Saturday: Male: SWAN Bobby-2, GAFFRAN Noah-3 Female: PUNCHARD Oso-2 Sunday : Male: SWAN Bobby-2, BROUSSON Liegh-3, GAFFRAN Noah-4 Female: PUNCHARD Oso-2last_img read more

Nelson’s Julien Locke competes at Canada Winter Games

first_imgThe Canada Winter Games opened Friday in Prince George with some 2400 athletes and 1000 coaches locked in competition in the Northern BC City.Nelsonites can be buoyed by the fact the Heritage City has a local athlete to cheer for at the Games as Nelson Nordic Ski grad Julien Locke competes in the sport of cross country.(Castlegar’s Tyler Hartleb, 16, has also been named to Team BC in long track sport in Prince George. Hartleb, from Castlegar, skated for the Nelson Speed Skating Club.)“The U23 World Championships was the primary goal for the season (but) after crashing in the final round at the World Championships trials and not qualifying for the team, preparing for the Canada Winter Games, along with the National Championships, became the next focus,” Locke told The Nelson Daily prior to the opening of the Canada Winter Games.Locke felt quite confident entering the qualifications earlier this year at Highlands Nordic in Duntoon, Ontario.Four skiers from Locke’s current club, the Black Jack Club in Rossland —Locke, Colin Ferrie, Scott Fraser and David Palmer  — competed at the qualifying event.However, Locke crashed in the sprinting event, finishing third and was left off the team as only one sprinter can qualify.That shifted the focus of the 21-year-old skier to the Canada Winter Games, and future Canadian National Championships.“Individually, my aim is to win the sprint and podium in the distance events,” the 6’2”, 185-pound skier explained.“As a team, we have a good shot at success in the relay and we will be look to top the podium in that event.” Locke’s events at the two-week National competition — cross country races are scheduled for the last week of the games — are the 10-kilometer Classic Individual Start (Monday, February 23),1.6 km Classic Sprint (Tuesday, February 24), 15 km Skate Mass Start (Thursday, February 26) and 4 X 5 km Team Relay (Saturday, February 28).Locke, along with his twin brother Peter, got their start in skiing at the Nelson Nordic Ski Club.However, after a few years in the system, the two decided to join the more competitive Black Jack club in Rossland. 

At the time there wasn’t much happing in Nelson and Rossland ran a higher calibre team so the pair thought there was more opportunity in Rossland.The Blackjack coach also had former Canadian national team coach Dave Wood on staff. Wood continues to be Locke’s coach.Locke is hoping a bit of home-course knowledge and familiarity of the area helps during the cross country events. “I have raced on the Otway trails in Prince George since I was 14, however, the courses have all been recently upgraded to FIS standards for the games,” said Locke, who runs his own web design, photography and filmmaking business when he’s not pounding the training trails. “I raced on the new trails at the Western Canadian Championships last year. They are very well built trails with the new improvements all of the race courses are full width (10 meters), have adequate climbing, and flow together well.”“They are very fun courses to ski,” he added. Locke continues to be busy on the cross country circuit following the games.He leaves for a short training period before the National Championships in Thunder Bay and the US Super Tour Finals in Sun Valley, ID.The goal is for podium finishes in the sprints and finish top 10 in the distance races at those events.In 2016, Locke will focus on the “Tour de Canada,” a multistage World Cup event beginning in Quebec and moving across the country to finish in Canmore, AB.“Competing in that event, as well as the U23 World Championships, will be the primary goal for next season,” said Locke with aspirations to continue to compete in the sport with an aim have success at the World Championships, Olympics and World Cup circuit.But right now all eyes are on Prince George and the Canada Winter Games.A place Locke hopes to find success and bring home a medal or two for host Team BC.GAMES NOTES: Former Nelson Speed Skating Club skater Tyler Hartleb is competing in the long track event in Prince George against athletes from 14 to 19 years old. The long track event happens the first week of the games.last_img read more

Winter sports notes: Rahlves draws a crowd

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Formerly a speed specialist, Rahlves began to show podium potential in a third discipline last season, crossing third in the opening run of the giant slalom here. He then looked on the verge of recording his first career win in the discipline, leading at the final interval of the second run. But he lost control on the steep final pitch, hitting a bump at an estimated 45 mph, and cartwheeling into a full backward somersault. Italian Massimiliano Blardone took the victory, ahead of Miller and Kalle Palander of Finland. Rahlves walked away but the accident hampered his World Cup downhill title campaign, his bruises and sore muscles keeping him out of action for the following week’s Lauberhorn downhill. But the Chuenisbaergli appeals to Rahlves, known for his love of “gnarly” courses. The steepest and most spectacular giant slalom course on the tour, the Chuenisbaergli boasts some of the most spectacular and technically demanding passages. The traditional Chuenisbaergli is one of the classics among the alpine ski events, with races staged here 10 years before the creation of the World Cup circuit. Gate experts Benjamin Raich and Hermann Maier of Austria, as well as allrounder Miller, could unseat Rahlves when giant slalom and slalom races are run on the treacherous Chuenisbaergli course in Adelboden, Switzerland. Even if Rahlves doesn’t compete in Sunday’s slalom, he could still pad his advantage in today’s giant slalom. With the Turin Winter Olympics just a month away, competition will be tight as skiers attempt to solidify their chances of being selected for their national teams. Women’s skiing: Croatia’s Janica Kostelic was determined to compete at this weekend’s giant slalom World Cup meet in her native country, a day after hurting her hand as she fought to finish a slalom race without a pole and glove. “I think nothing’s broken,” Kostelic told state-run Croatian Radio. “It’ll be OK, I think. If I won’t be able to hold the pole, they should tie it to my hand.” Kostelic, a three-time Olympic gold medalist, finished third in Thursday’s race. She leads the overall World Cup standings ahead of Sweden’s Anja Paerson. This weekend’s giant slalom is in Maribor, Slovenia. During Thursday’s night slalom before her home crowd, Kostelic lost her pole and glove before the first gate on her second run and the flags repeatedly slapped her bare hand. Ski jumping: Jakub Janda of the Czech Republic and Janne Ahonen of Finland finished in a tie in points after Friday’s event in Bischofeschofen, Austria, the first time in 54 years that a Four Hills Tour ski jumping title has been shared. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The World Cup circuit’s technical specialists will attempt to knock Daron Rahlves off the top of the overall standings this weekend. Rahlves became the unexpected overall leader last week, posting his second downhill victory of the season in Bormio, Italy. After 16 races, Rahlves has 489 points to American teammate Bode Miller’s 471. last_img read more