Calling on All Limerick Parents and Teachers to Register for SPAR…

first_imgWhatsApp Republic of Ireland internationals Jack Byrne and Amber Barrett were on hand today to help launch the SPAR FAI School Zone. One school in Limerick will win a specially commissioned  SPAR FAI football kit for their school; all they need to do to enter is for teachers  to register for the lesson plans online. One school selected from all participating schools nationwide will win a grand prize of a Zoom call with three Irish International players for their class. “We’ve been supporting the FAI for over 6years now through our sponsorship of the SPAR Primary Schools 5s competition. It’s been an exceptional year for teachers, parents and students and while the SPAR 5s may not be going ahead we are equally delighted to be sponsoring this initiative.So much work has gone into this programme to make it educational, fun and easy to deliver for parents and teachers alike. By signing up you’ll not only have all the resources and lessons delivered straight to your email but you’ll be in with a chance of winning brilliant prizes for a school in every county in Ireland.” Sign up now by visiting: & Previous articleLimerick Post Show | Dora GolaNext articleLet There Be Theatre – the actor announced to read the play this Saturday for Limerick is Liam O’Brien Sarah Carr Speaking about the initiative, SPAR ambassador Jack Byrne said, ‘I’m delighted to be working with SPAR and the FAI to support this fantastic initiative. It is great to see SPAR supporting teachers and parents by sponsoring the School Zone concept, a resource that makes football relevant in so many innovative ways. I’m sure that it’s been a tough year for teachers, parents and students and that these lesson plans will bring everyday subjects to life in a new and exciting way.” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live The sponsorship of the SPAR FAI School Zone initiative, developed by the FAI, is a continuation of SPAR’s dedication to grassroots football, following on from the successful SPAR FAI Primary School 5s Programme. Commenting on the new initiative, SPAR Sales Director, Colin Donnelly said: Advertisement TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostSPAR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash THE SPAR FAI School Zone is a new digital learning platform for teachers and parents of primary school children in 4th, 5th and 6th class offering interactive and engaging lesson plans designed with both the classroom and home schooling in mind. The lesson plans have been designed in consultation with a panel of teachers and promise to engage, educate and enthuse students. Email Print Linkedin Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Fellow SPAR ambassador Amber Barrett, and qualified teacher, added,“We hope everyone enjoys learning from the SPAR FAI School Zone. As a qualified teacher I know how difficult the last year has been and the importance of finding new and interesting ways to make learning exciting. The lessons have been designed to be really easy to deliver and are backed up with easy to use resources and videos.”’  Facebook Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The new teaching resource will be hosted on the FAI’s website with innovative football themed lessons uploaded twice a week over the course of 4 weeks – beginning on the 15th of March and running until the 12th of April. The heavily resourced and user-friendly lessons covering core subjects such as Maths, History, Geography, English, Art, Irish and healthy eating will be emailed to teachers and parents weekly along with answer sheets. LimerickNewsCalling on All Limerick Parents and Teachers to Register for SPAR FAI School Zone and a chance to Win Football Kit for their SchoolBy Sarah Carr – March 9, 2021 59 Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

Court rules FCUs can access federal courts

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Credit unions saw a victory in court Thursday as the U.S Court of Appeals for the Fourth District ruled in favor of Navy FCU in Navy FCU v. LTD Financial Services. CUNA filed a brief in support of Navy FCU in the case, which involves access to federal courts via diversity jurisdiction.“Today’s ruling in the 4th Circuit is a huge victory for Navy Federal and its members, and ensures that federal credit unions will have the same access to federal courts that all state-incorporated companies have enjoyed for decades,” said Mary McDuffie, president/CEO of Navy FCU. “Special thanks to our partners at the Credit Union National Association and National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions for their support in this case.”Diversity jurisdiction is one of two methods a federal court can have jurisdiction. A previous court decision found that a section of the U.S. Code on diversity jurisdiction does not apply to federally chartered credit unions.last_img read more

Jakarta’s blood supply is running dry

first_img“We urge all residents to actively participate as blood donors for the Red Cross,” Riza said on Friday.He also asked members of youth organizations and Muslim congregations to routinely donate their blood.Read also: Blood shortage common in Ramadan, but COVID-19 makes matters worse: PMIThe COVID-19 pandemic has deterred potential blood donors. The Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) said people, institutions and communities had canceled appointments for blood donations because of fears of contagion.Many hospitals have suspended scheduled, elective and non-emergency procedures, which often require blood transfusions, because of the shortage.But the demand for blood remains high, particularly for people with thalassemia and hemophilia, who require regular transfusions, as well as for some mothers giving birth.Both the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) say that the risk of transmission of COVID-19 through the transfusion of blood and components is likely minimal, as the virus chiefly targets the respiratory system. (sau/mfp)Topics : The Jakarta Red Cross has only about 20 percent of its usual stock of blood because of a decline in blood donations during the COVID-19 pandemic.Jakarta Deputy Governor Riza Patria said the Red Cross was collecting between 100 and 200 bags of donated blood a day, a fraction of the pre-pandemic average of 1,000 bags a day.Compounding the scarcity, the demand for blood has been higher during the outbreak. Hospitals in South Jakarta alone have been requiring 1,400 to 1,500 bags of blood daily.last_img read more

Indonesia aims to secure more vaccines from UK

first_imgAstraZeneca is developing a COVID-19 vaccine with Oxford University and is among the front runners in the global vaccine race, which according to a Reuters report, could provide early analyses of data from their various large trials over the next two months. During its European trip, the Indonesian delegation will also meet World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, as well as representatives from the Vaccine Alliance (GAVI) and Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI). The three entities lead the COVAX facility, a global COVID-19 vaccine allocation plan that aims to help purchase and fairly distribute a future vaccine.Indonesia, according to Retno, is one of the countries listed as COVAX 92, which means that it is eligible to provide the vaccine for 20 percent of its population, or 106 million to 107 million additional doses because each person gets two injections.“Another objective of this visit is to strengthen medium- and long-term cooperation between [Indonesia’s state-owned pharmaceutical company] Bio Farma and its partners abroad, including, once again, in a multilateral context,” Retno said.She added that she was also scheduled to meet with her counterpart in the United Kingdom as well as other high-level officials.Read also: Efficacy and safety first: Experts urge government not to put vaccines on pedestalA separate delegation led by Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Pandjaitan went to Yunnan, China, last week to meet the leaders of vaccine producers Sinovac and Cansino, as well as Sinopharm, which is partnering with Abu Dhabi-based healthcare firm G42.In the meeting, Indonesia and China finalized a purchase deal for the large bulk of the vaccine — known to have entered its final stage of clinical testing on humans — that was previously agreed upon in August.But experts are cautious about Indonesia pinning its hopes on vaccine development to curb the pandemic, particularly when a strong COVID-19 response is absent.Dicky Budiman, an epidemiologist at Australia’s Griffith University, said that vaccines alone would not bring a country out of the pandemic.“There is no indication that vaccines can be a single solution to the COVID-19 pandemic. We still need to combine that with the main strategy, namely testing, tracing, isolation and quarantine, as well as physical distancing,” he said.Read also: Vaccines won’t bring back normal life at once: ExpertsHowever, he pointed out that the vaccine developed by Oxford University was among the most advanced vaccines currently being made, with final results expected by the end of this year. In comparison, Sinovac’s vaccine production is expected to bear results in the first quarter of 2021.“That is why we need options, not only from China but also from other potential vaccines. Oxford is relatively at the forefront [of vaccine development], followed by China. Other vaccine developers from South Korea and Australia are also quite advanced,” Dicky said.The government is aiming to vaccinate 160 million people in the coming years. Terawan said his ministry was still working on the details of a vaccination program but asserted that priority would be given to health workers and security forces who were at the forefront of handling COVID-19.– Ardila Syakriah contributed to this story State officials are embarking on an official trip to Europe this week to secure another supply of COVID-19 vaccines after the government finalized previous deals made with Chinese producers.Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and State-Owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir left the country with a team on Monday for official visits to London, as well as Bern and Geneva in Switzerland.“The main objective of this visit is to secure commitments from other sources for a COVID-19 vaccine under a bilateral vaccine cooperation framework,” Retno told a press briefing before her departure. In August, Retno and Erick went on a similar work trip to China and the United Arab Emirates, where they secured a supply of a potential COVID-19 vaccine in the ballpark of 300 million doses until the end of next year.Retno did not specify which vaccine producers she and Erick would meet this week.However, Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartanto earlier said that the government was going to pay for a down payment on vaccines from Britain-based pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca by the end of this month.“The government, through the Health Ministry, will procure vaccines from AstraZeneca in a contract for 100 million doses,” Airlangga said in a Sunday webinar held by the Association of the Gadjah Mada University Alumni. “We will pay a 50 percent down payment by the end of this month, or about US$250 million.”center_img Topics :last_img read more