Man charged with murder of Limerick mother

first_imgNewsMan charged with murder of Limerick motherBy Staff Reporter – April 1, 2015 630 A 41-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Limerick woman Margot Seery in 1994.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Howard Kelly, with an address at Osprey Apartments, Naas, Co. Kildare was arrested last Friday morning in the Kimmage area of Dublin before being brought to court.He was brought to Rathmines Garda station where he was charged with the murder of Margot Seery at Kenilworth Square in Dublin on October 8, 1994. Ms Seery was 49 at the time of her death.Kelly appeared before Judge Michael Walsh at Dublin District Court as Detective Garda Gabriel Duffy indicated that the matter would proceed by way of trial on indictment and that the book of evidence had yet to be completed.Given the nature of the charge, Judge Walsh said he would remand the defendant in custody to appear at Cloverhill District Court next week. Bail can only be adjudicated on by the High Court.Granting free legal aid, the Judge said he was taking account of the fact that defence solicitor Stephen Walsh said that Mr Kelly “has mental health difficulties” and he ordered that all medical assistance should be granted to the accused while in custody.The body of Margot Seery was exhumed from Rathkeale Cemetery on September 16, 2014 and taken to University Hospital Limerick where a post-mortem examination was performed by deputy State pathologist, Dr Michael Curtis.Following the post-mortem examination, the remains were re-interred and a man was arrested and questioned in relation to the death. A file was then prepared for the DPP which subsequently led to the charges being made against Howard Kelly. Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April TAGSfeaturedmargot seery First Irish death from Coronavirus Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended WhatsApp Linkedin Print No vaccines in Limerick yet center_img Previous articleLaunch night for Limerick Film Festival 2015Next articleCraft your network at ‘Business After Hours’ Chamber event Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Advertisement Facebook Twitter Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Status Orange weather warning for Limerick

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads LimerickNewsStatus Orange weather warning for LimerickBy Meghann Scully – October 2, 2019 700 TAGSlimerickLimerick Poststorm lorenzoweather Advertisement Email WhatsApp Linkedin Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openercenter_img Print A status red weather alert is now in place across the countryA status orange weather warning is in place for Limerick as Storm Lorenzo is expected to make land Thursday evening.The warning is also in place for Galway, Kerry Mayo, Clare and Cork.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Southwesterly winds veering westerly will reach mean speeds 65 to 80km/h with gusts generally of 100 to 130km/h, higher in coastal regions.Storm surges will produce coastal flooding and damage. Previous articleNew Regional Ambassador to the West to ‘create a stronger voice’ across the Shannon Region and Galway for SITE IrelandNext articleLimerick people reveal their favourite sound Meghann Scully Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash last_img read more

Dirty Dancing to Play Holiday Engagement in the West End

first_img‘Dirty Dancing’ Don’t put your heel down! The new U.K. production of Dirty Dancing—The Classic Story On Stage will play a season in the West End this Christmas, mambo-ing into the Phoenix Theatre. Starring Lewis Griffiths as Johnny Castle, Katie Hartland as Baby Houseman and Carlie Milner as Penny Johnson, the tuner is scheduled to run December 6 through December 31.Directed by Federico Bellone, choreographed by Gillian Bruce and with design re-imagined by Roberto Comotti, the classic story of Baby and Johnny features the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey! Baby,” “Do You Love Me”’ and “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.”The company also includes Simone Craddock as Marjorie Houseman, Roger Martin as Max Kellerman, Jo Servi as Tito Suarez, Lizzie Ottley as Lisa Houseman, Michael Kent as Billy Kostecki, Greg Fossard as Neil Kellerman, Tony Stansfield as Mr. Schumacher, Daniela Pobega as Elizabeth and Camilla Rowland as Vivian. View Commentslast_img read more

Plan to dissolve Peatland Restoration Agency raised concerns

first_imgDespite persistent peatland degradation and forest fires, the government is considering dissolving the Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG), among other agencies in the crosshairs.Established in January 2016 by presidential regulation, the BRG will have its tenure expired on Dec. 31, if the government does not renew the mandate.Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko said on Tuesday that the Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Ministry was reviewing 18 institutions established under government and presidential regulations with tasks and responsibilities that could be taken over by other ministries. The move follows President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s recent instruction to simplify the bureaucracy. Moeldoko said merging the institutions to be dissolved with existing agencies or ministries was an option.”The BRG’s performance in restoring peatland has been good enough, but we are still reviewing whether [the tasks] of the BRG could not be handled by the National Disaster Mitigation Agency for fire mitigation and the Agriculture Ministry for the optimization of peatland for agriculture,” he said.Read also: Jokowi plans to disband 18 state institutions, including Peat Restoration AgencyBRG’s undersecretary for campaigns, participation and partnership, Myrna Syafitri, said on Wednesday that it was the prerogative of the President to extend BRG’s tenure or not. “Regardless of what will happen, we set up our tasks with a five-year [timeframe, in line with the tenure stated in the presidential regulation],” she told The Jakarta Post, adding that the agency had designed its restoration projects with a flexibility that allowed for them to be carried over to ministries and village administrations. Established in response to the country’s worst-ever forest fires in 2015, the BRG is tasked with restoring up to 2.67 million hectares of peatland across seven provinces.About 1.7 million ha are in concession areas — 1.2 million ha in forestry concession areas and 550,000 ha in plantation concession areas – where the BRG can only provide technical assistance to restoration attempts by the respective concession holder.About 890,000 ha of peatland to be restored are located on non-concession lands, which give the BRG more flexibility to directly coordinate and facilitate restoration projects with regional administrations, civil society organizations and residents.“We realize that we are a nonstructural government agency tasked with assisting the government,” Myrna said.Teguh Surya, the chairman of environmental NGO the Madani Foundation, said Indonesia still had a long way to go to restore peatland across the country.“[The government] must clarify its plans and how they will commit to peatland restoration,” he said, citing the 2020-2024 National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN) that showed that the BRG’s performance was suboptimal.The BRG restored only 143,448 ha of about 1.7 million ha of peatland on concession lands in 2018, but, according to Myrna, it had restored about 780,000 ha of peatland in non-concession areas by the end of 2019.According to Madani, peatland ecosystems account for 44 percent of the total land burned last year, or 727,972 ha; and within that ecosystem, 54.71 percent of are protected peatland areas (FLEGs). Government data show that more than 1.6 million ha of land and forest were affected by fires last year.“We interpret that as a sign that a stronger agency [handling peat restoration] is needed. If [the BRG] is merged into an existing agency or ministry, will it create stronger efforts?” Teguh asked.Teguh also warned that, since the emissions associated with peatland degradation remain high, disbanding the BRG without a follow-up plan would tarnish Indonesia’s reputation in the global emissions reduction effort.However, the BRG has also been credited as one of the factors contributing to slowdown of deforestation in Indonesia, which, according to the latest Global Forest Watch report, has recorded historically low deforestation rates for three consecutive years since 2017. It found that Indonesia lost 324,000 ha of primary forest last year, or 5 percent less than in the previous year.Read also: RI reduces deforestation rate, but researchers urge cautionLast month, Indonesia received a US$56 million grant from Norway, as the first payment for Indonesia’s successful reduction in deforestation and carbon emissions, including from peatland, under the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) cooperation scheme.The current agreement does not include peatland restoration, but Indonesia’s Environment and Forestry Ministry has suggested that this be included in an updated agreement currently being discussed by Indonesia and Norway.“The peatland regulation of 2016 — which also established the BRG — effectively prohibits clearing, draining and conversion of peatlands,” the Norwegian Embassy’s chargé d’affaires Bjørnar Dahl Hotvedt told the Post on Wednesday. “This reform has led to drastic reductions in peatland destruction, and the BRG as well as the environment ministry have played an important role in that.”“Restoring already converted peatland is also essential, and we welcome the government’s dedication in stepping up efforts. The functions filled by the BRG are critical in this regard,” he added.When asked about the possibility of the BRG being disbanded, the embassy only said that “Norway supports the reform agenda of the Jokowi administration”.Topics :last_img read more

The Latest: Falcons Todd Gurley to donate meals in Atlanta

first_imgThe Latest: Falcons Todd Gurley to donate meals in Atlanta Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Falcons running back Todd Gurley is donating meals to feed Atlanta residents in need and healthcare workers at two hospitals. The move comes less than a month after the Indiana High School Athletic Association canceled the boys state tournament for the first time since its inception in 1911. ___The Canadian Olympic and Paralympic track and field trials for next year’s Tokyo Games will remain in Montreal.Athletics Canada announced Thursday that the trials will take place in 2021 at Montreal’s Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard. The event is expected to be held June 24-27.Montreal was scheduled to hold the trials this summer from June 25-28, but the event was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ___Australia’s rugby league championship plans to restart on May 28.The NRL has been suspended since March 23.The governing ARL Commission also says it intends to play a full three-game State of Origin series.Commissioner Wayne Pearce says they wanted to set a date and then work on finalizing a competition. It will depend on border restrictions in New South Wales and Victoria states and New Zealand opening up. The Kentucky Derby Museum is looking to unload all merchandise for the 146th Derby dated May 2. The race has been postponed from that date to Sept. 5 because of the coronavirus pandemic.As a result, over 300 Derby 146 items with the old date will be available for online sale from April 15 to May 3. The museum will donate 20% of sales proceeds to two funds that help those affected by COVID-19.The merchandise includes Derby glasses, T-shirts, bags, socks, posters and magnets. It also includes items associated with the Kentucky Oaks, the race for fillies held on Derby eve.Derby glasses have long been popular with collectors and limited production runs or mistakes can make them highly sought after. The World Curling Federation has canceled its championships this year.The men’s, women’s, mixed doubles and senior championships will not be held in 2020. The events had already been indefinitely postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.The WCF has adjusted its qualifying for the 2021 world championships and the 2022 Winter Olympics to compensate for the missing tournaments.Also Thursday, Curling Canada canceled all of its remaining championships for the 2019-20 season, which ends in the spring.___ The trials will serve as the final event to determine the athletes nominated to the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic teams competing in Tokyo.Montreal hosted the Canadian Track and Field Championships in 2019. The last Olympic trials held in Montreal were in 1996.The Tokyo Games will take place July 23 to Aug. 8, 2021, after being postponed for a year due to the novel coronavirus. The Paralympic Games will run from Aug. 24 to Sept. 5.___The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony has been postponed indefinitely because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Associated Press ___The Chicago Bears say they are donating $2 million to COVID-19 relief efforts in Illinois.The Bears gave $250,000 to the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund on March 20, and they said they plan to donate $250,000 each to three other causes — the Advocate Charitable Foundation’s Relief Fund for Critical Care, Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund and the University of Chicago’s Community Support Programs.“We will be forever grateful to the healthcare providers, first responders, grocers, sanitation workers, janitors and everyone keeping our communities healthy and safe during this time,” Bears president Ted Phillips said. “Please continue to do your part and stay home so we can slow down the virus and save lives.”___ The boys series began in 1940 but was not played in 1943 or 1944. The girls games were added in 1976 and have never previously been called off.The series pits the top seniors from each state and were scheduled to play June 5 in Georgetown, Kentucky, and June 6 in Indianapolis. The top juniors were scheduled to square off June 1 at Floyd Central High School near the Ohio River.Indiana also has canceled the junior-senior all-star games on June 3 and the All-Star Shootout on June 6.“I am sad for the players and coaches who comprise this year’s All-Star teams,” Indiana game director Mike Broughton said in a statement. “This is a once in a lifetime experience for the seniors who made the team, but they do have the satisfaction that they are an Indiana All-Star for life.”The Indiana boys hold a 99-44 advantage in the seniors’ series while the Indiana girls lead 50-38. The Premier League had wanted all squads to take a 30% pay cut but the move led to a standoff with the players’ union.The league has been indefinitely suspended.Southampton says players will defer part of their salaries in April, May and June “to help protect the future of the club, the staff that work within it and the community we serve.”Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl, his coaching staff and directors will also defer some pay over three months.Southampton says it has “put measures in place to ensure that all staff not deferring part of their salaries will continue to receive 100% of their pay, paid in the normal way until 30th June.” Pearce says “a date is to give certainty to players and their schedules, clubs and thousands of people who are out of work through clubs and millions of fans.”He says “the situation is changing dramatically and we need to get moving. It is in the best interests of our clubs, our players, our stakeholders and importantly our fans that the competition resumes as quickly and as safely as possible.”___Australia’s two-test cricket tour of Bangladesh in June has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.The first test was to start on June 11 in Chattogram. The second from June 19 in Dhaka. April 9, 2020 ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The NBA HORSE Challenge will have eight participants. The quarterfinals are to be shown Sunday and the semifinals and final on April 16.The quarterfinal matchups are Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks against former NBA player and ESPN analyst Chauncey Billups; WNBA great and 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Tamika Catchings against Mike Conley Jr. of the Utah Jazz; Zach LaVine of the Chicago Bulls against NBA retiree and ESPN analyst Paul Pierce; and Chris Paul of the Oklahoma City Thunder against Allie Quigley of the WNBA’s Chicago Sky.Players must call their shots before the attempt and dunking is not allowed. The players will be isolated and competing on separate home courts.State Farm is the presenting sponsor and will offer a prize pool exceeding $200,000 to charities working on the coronavirus response. The event will be pre-taped.___ The former standout at the University of Georgia is donating meals to low-income Atlantans through [email protected] The donations also will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Atlanta and two Atlanta hospitals, Northside and Piedmont.“Atlanta has welcomed me back with open arms, so it was only right that I gave back to this city,” Gurley said Thursday. “My partners at Hungry have allowed me to reach out and spread love to those who need it most by donating good food to people in need.” He said he hopes to inspire others to provide similar help, “especially for those risking their lives on the front lines and, most importantly, make a difference every day.”Gurley, who played five seasons for the Rams before he was released last month, has agreed to a one-year contract with the Falcons for $6 million. ___ The International Cycling Union says it can get through its greatest crisis since World War II with limited damage “as long as the situation does not last longer than current predictions.”The UCI has received more than 650 requests for postponements or cancellations from organizers because of the coronavirus pandemic. That represents 30% of its international calendar.The UCI says it is reimbursing all registration fees of canceled events to help organizers.The UCI will take a considerable financial hit from paying those fees and it also expects its Olympic revenue payment from the delayed Tokyo Games to be postponed and likely reduced.The UCI says its leadership has agreed to reduce salaries or allowances and furloughed all 130 employees of the UCI and the world cycling center. Former Toronto Blue Jays first baseman and two-time World Series champion John Olerud, 2006 American League MVP Justin Morneau, former Blue Jays pitcher Duane Ward, and Montreal sportscaster Jacques Doucet were scheduled to be enshrined in a ceremony in St. Marys, Ontario, on June 20.The hall of fame said in a release Thursday that the ceremony and related events are postponed until further notice.The museum and ballfields are closed to the public, as mandated under Ontario’s declaration of emergency.___The NBA, the National Basketball Players Association and ESPN will stream a HORSE tournament on ESPN’s app. Both were part of the world test championship. The final of that tournament is scheduled for next June. Trying to find a new slot for the tests will be a challenge.Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts says “the global cricket calendar is very busy but we will do everything we can to honor our commitment to Bangladesh and will continue to work with the BCB on an agreed date.”The Bangladesh-Australia series is the second in the world championship to be postponed. England returned home from Sri Lanka last month at the start of the outbreak.___Southampton has become the first Premier League club to announce its players will defer some of their salaries amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Fed Cup finals this month have been postponed; the Davis Cup finals are scheduled for late November. All tournaments are on hold until at least mid-July.Haggerty wrote to the AP: “In these unprecedented times, it is hard to predict when we will return to tennis.”___The Indiana-Kentucky boys and girls high school all-star games have been canceled for the first time since World War II.Officials from the two states cited measures taken by both state governments to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, including the closure of schools through the rest of academic year. The International Tennis Federation is putting about half of its staff on furlough and cutting other employees’ salaries because of the coronavirus pandemic.The move includes a 30% pay drop in 2020 for ITF President David Haggerty and reductions of 10% or 20% for others.Haggerty wrote in an email to the AP on Thursday that the ITF’s finance committee and board “looked at all areas where we felt we could make savings in the short term to be prepared for the return to tennis.”Haggerty also said that the group’s reserve funds are available to help individual countries’ tennis federations be prepared for tournaments and grassroots efforts once it’s deemed safe to return to competition.The ITF oversees the Fed Cup and Davis Cup, along with hundreds of lower-tier tournaments around the world.last_img read more

Back to dominant ways as Zark’s-Lyceum sticks to system

first_imgZark’s Burger-Lyceum seeks back-to-back wins when it faces AMA Online Education on Thursday. Read Next Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting PBA: Bolts end 3-game slide, rip Picanto LATEST STORIES “We were able to control the pace because that’s always been our game,” he said in Filipino. “We thrive in fast-paced games and that’s where we execute our system.”As promising as this breakthrough win is, Perez knows that it’s important for Zark’s Burger-Lyceum to keep the energy going and have no letups as it goes deeper in the ongoing conference.“We bank on our energy so that we can play our game and be at our best. We just have to sustain this in the coming games,” he said.Robinson agreed, noting that his job as a coach is to continually remind his wards to stick to the Jawbreakers’ style of play.“We’re here to remind them to keep on doing what we’ve been doing. We’re just replenishing what we’re used to do so that we can play well in our next games,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding PBA IMAGESZark’s Burger-Lyceum brought back memories of its dominant ways in the NCAA as it ran its foe to the ground Tuesday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.Playing at a frenetic pace, the Jawbreakers ran roughshod over Batangas-EAC to deliver the 37-point beatdown, 112-75.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Just like in the NCAA, in the middle of it all was CJ Perez, who led with 21 points, 10 rebounds, and three steals in the win.Coach Topex Robinson believes that Zark’s Burger-Lyceum has learned from its mistakes after falling to Marinerong Pilipino, 94-92m back in opening day.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We have adjusted on everything, the calls and the teams we’re playing against,” the youthful mentor said.Perez, 23, however, says the Jawbreakers are staying true to their tried and tested system which allowed them to easily dispatch the Generals.last_img read more

MEMORABLE MOMENTS 2007 NATIONAL TOUCH LEAGUE

first_imgThe 2007 National Touch League produced many memorable moments. A selection of ten of the best from the tournament wraps up the premier event on the National calendar for Australia’s elite participants.Please click on the attachment to read the feature on Memorable Moments from the 2007 National Touch League.Related Files2007_ntl_memorable_moments-pdflast_img

10 months agoJorginho reveals Sarri importance in Chelsea move

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Jorginho reveals Sarri importance in Chelsea moveby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJorginho has admitted Maurizio Sarri made it easier for him to join Chelsea over Manchester City.The midfielder joined the Blues from Napoli at the last second following Sarri’s appointment also from the Serie A giants.And the 27-year-old says he couldn’t pass up the opportunity to reunite with his former manager.He said: “I think it is easier for me because I know how he [Sarri] works and I know what he wants from me on the pitch. It has made me coming here easier.”I think he has already changed a lot. You can see that on the pitch, we’ve improved but there is still room for improvement. We need to keep going, keep improving but keep our feet on the ground and who knows, hopefully, we’ll be able to win something.” last_img read more

Asian stocks sink after Wall Street tech selloff

first_imgBEIJING — Most Asian stocks sank Tuesday after a tech sell-off dragged Wall Street lower.KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 lost 2.3 per cent to 21,760.59 while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.8 per cent to 2,652.70. Sydney’s S&P-ASX 200 declined 1.8 per cent to 5,834.20 and Seoul’s Kospi gave up 0.7 per cent to 2,065.42. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 0.2 per cent to 25,706.88, while India’s Sensex retreated 0.2 per cent to 34,747.01. Jakarta gained while New Zealand, Taiwan and other Southeast Asian market declined.WALL STREET: A sell-off in technology companies knocked more than 600 points off the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The wave of selling snared big names including Apple, Amazon and Goldman Sachs. Banks, consumer-focused companies, and media and communications stocks all took heavy losses. That, in turn, weighed on chipmakers. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost 2 per cent to 2,726.22. The Dow gave up 2.3 per cent to 25,387.18. It was down briefly by 648 points. The Nasdaq composite slid 2.8 per cent to 7,200.87.APPLE: The tech tumble followed an analyst report that suggested Apple significantly cut back orders from one of its suppliers. That fueled questions about the outlook for tech industries and U.S. economic growth. Apple fell 5 per cent after Wells Fargo analysts said the iPhone maker is the unnamed customer that optical communications company Lumentum Holdings said was significantly reducing orders. Shares in Lumentum plunged 33 per cent.US-CHINA TRADE: Markets in Shanghai and Hong gained after the South China Morning Post newspaper reported Chinese President Xi Jinping’s top economic adviser, Vice Premier Liu He, might visit Washington ahead of Xi’s planned meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. The newspaper, citing unidentified sources, said the visit is aimed at easing trade tensions but no schedule had been decided. The two sides have raised tariffs on billions of dollars of each other’s goods in a dispute over U.S. complaints about Beijing’s technology policy. Xi and Trump are due to meet during this month’s Group of 20 gathering of major economies in Argentina.ANALYST’S TAKE: “The U.S. morning sell-off in the tech sector triggered the equity rout,” said Stephen Innes of OANDA in a report. “It is hard to overlook the global growth slowdown, while the Trump administration seems set to exert pressure on China trade.” A stronger U.S. dollar usually acts as a “wrecking ball through Asian equities.”OPEC: Saudi Arabia said the oil cartel and allied crude producers will likely need to cut supplies, perhaps by as much as 1 million barrels of oil a day, to rebalance the market after U.S. sanctions failed to cut Iran’s output. Khalid al-Falih’s comments showed the balancing act U.S. allies face in dealing with President Donald Trump’s actions. Trump has demanded OPEC increase production to drive down U.S. gasoline prices. Al-Falih, who on Sunday said the kingdom would cut production by more than 500,000 barrels per day in December, said Saudi Arabia gave customers “100 per cent of what they asked for.” That appeared to be a veiled reference to Trump.ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude fell 87 cents to $59.04 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract sank 26 cents on Monday to $59.93. Brent crude, used to price international oils, lost 81 cents to $69.33 in London. It declined 6 cents the previous session to $70.12.CURRENCY: The dollar declined to 113.89 yen from Monday’s 113.84 yen. The euro gained to $1.1241 from $1.1218.Joe McDonald, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Province to increase number of MRI scans completed in Northern BC

first_imgThe Province says it will reach this target by running existing machines longer, establishing a central intake at the regional level to reduce duplicate referrals and appointments, adding already planned MRI machines and by adding additional capacity to the public system.In 2017-2018, Northern Health did 7,632 MRI scans, and under the new plan, the Province says Northern Health will complete 13,000 from 2018-2019.The new MRI at the Fort St. John Hospital became operational in late September of 2017. VICTORIA, B.C. – The Province says it will increase the number of MRI scans completed in Northern B.C. from 7,600 to over 13,000 by 2019.Minister of Health Adrian Dix has announced that the Province will do 37,000 more MRI exams by the end of March 2019 compared to the previous year.  To meet this number, the Province has made $11 million available to the public health-care system to add resources and capacity.“Wait times are simply too long in B.C., in part due to volumes that are 35% to 40% less than other provinces,” said Dix. “Increasing MRI exams by 37,000 exams in B.C. this year, with further increases planned for 2019-20, will reduce the uncertainty and pain caused by long waits. We plan to maximize resources and employ best practices in the public system to reduce wait times and improve care.”last_img read more