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The Falls Hotel harnesses the power of water to go carbon…

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin Previous articleAsthma Society of Ireland Launches ‘Love Your Lungs’ Virtual Fundraiser, Supported By ALK, As Part Of Asthma Awareness Week 2021Next articleSimon Zebo to return to Munster this Summer Sarah Carrhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp Advertisementcenter_img Twitter TAGSGreen Hospitality IrelandKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostThe Falls Hotel and Spa Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick WHEN the Falls Hotel & Spa in County Clare reopens later this year, guests will leave no carbon footprint once they step foot on hotel grounds – thanks to a series of waste reduction and innovative energy initiatives on the property.The 140 bedroomed hotel which is located in the scenic Burren and Cliff of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark was awarded the carbon neutral status by Green Hospitality Ireland for eliminating its carbon output over a 5 year period.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up One of the most significant measures taken by the hotel was the installation of a €1.3m hydroelectric turbine on the nearby River Inagh which generates enough electricity to power the hotel. In fact, excess green energy from the hotel an income of €20,000 when it was shut due to Covid 19 restrictions.Other projects included switching to renewable electricity and Bio LPG gas, using water from the hotel’s own well and planting 350 native Irish trees on the hotel grounds.A green team was also set up to encourage staff to become fully involved in all of the hotel’s sustainability initiatives. These include using chemical free cleaning products, compostable cups and straws and cutting back on food waste.Being based in the Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark and a member of the Burren Ecotourism Network, the owners of the hotel, the McCarthy family were conscious of trying to reduce their environmental impact on the area around them. The move to renewable energy was also driven by demand from guests, locals and staff.Michael McCarthy, General Manager, Falls Hotel, said “We are delighted to receive this recognition, especially given the huge investment we have made with our hydroelectric plant.“We are extremely proud of this award. With 140 bedrooms, a leisure centre and a spa complex on a 50 acre site we went from having a large carbon footprint to being carbon neutral in five short years; it’s a massive achievement.”‘Being based in an area of such natural beauty, as the Burren, we felt compelled to do our best to minimise our impact on the area around us. Utilizing the power of the river alongside us seemed the best place to start our sustainability journey.’The idea of harnessing energy from the nearby river Inagh is not new. In the 1960’s the hotel’s previous owners Bridget and John F Woods recognised the potential of the cascades to generate electricity for the then 20 bedroom hotel. The couple had installed a 30-kWH hydroelectric plant on the site, which was then upgraded by the McCarthy family into the current 220 kWH hydroelectric turbine.A year after it was completed in 2019 the property had reduced its energy consumption by 830,000 kWh of electricity. This counteracts the emission of an estimated 550 tonnes of carbon and is the equivalent of offsetting three return trips, by car, to the moon.The 220kw turbine which Is located next to the Inagh river provides up to 70% of the hotel’s annual energy needs. In winter this can reach 100%, when the river is in full flow. During drier spells, the hotel tops its energy from renewable electricity sources. Any excess electricity will be sold back to the national grid or there are plans to install a battery unit which can store electricity which can be used by the hotel later.Sustainability not only guides the management of all operations at the hotel, but is at the heart of the guest experience.All guests are also encouraged to play their part, whether it’s reusing towels, using less water, turning off lights and heat or dividing their rubbish into separate bins in their rooms. It’s all part of a concerted effort to educate visitors on the importance of sustainability.The story of the hotel’s journey to sustainability will be told on storyboards located around the hotel and next to the hydro-electric pump house beside the river.  More trees will be planted annually and guests will be encouraged to offset their own carbon footprint by adopting a tree.“It is our responsibility to take direct action to minimise our environmental footprint and we have additional plans to further reduce our absolute consumption and drive even greater levels of sustainability within the hotel” Mr McCarthy added. Email NewsEnvironmentLifestyleLife & LeisureLimerickThe Falls Hotel harnesses the power of water to go carbon neutralBy Sarah Carr – April 14, 2021 288 Print Facebooklast_img read more

People urged to ‘double down’ on efforts to fight Covid-19

first_img Google+ Previous articleNorth South Ministerial Council: travel restrictions to top agendaNext articleRevenues across hotels & guesthouses ‘continue to plummet’ News Highland WhatsApp People urged to ‘double down’ on efforts to fight Covid-19 By News Highland – July 31, 2020 Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebookcenter_img Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford DL Debate – 24/05/21 Public health officials are pleading with people to double down on their efforts to fight Covid-19 this bank holiday weekend.The National Public Health Emergency Team says it’s “very concerned” at the 85 newly confirmed cases of the virus.It brings the total to 26,027, while another patient has died, meaning the death toll now stands at 1,763.At least 18 of the newest cases are part of an outbreak at a dog food factory in Co Kildare, which has been closed since last Friday.Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn, is appealing for people to take care this weekend:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/glysdfsdfsdnn7am.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Women’s Spring Running Gear

first_imgWith the crazy variable winter we’ve had, runners across the Blue Ridge are aching for a sunshine-filled spring, when we can dust off our running shoes and hit the trails for good. Or better yet, now could be the perfect time to upgrade some of your gear with these favorites. Race entry is open for some of the favorite spring runs, and when it comes to the list of things you need to keep track of on race day, your gear shouldn’t give you a headache.Here we’ve compiled an outfit to take you through your run, from a 5K to multi-leg race journey, these trail-tested items will carry you through, all while looking stylishly swift. WomensRunningApparel1 — Ambit2 (HR) by SUUNTOMaintaining your pace during a distance race is critical. While the excitement of race day can get your adrenaline pumping, resist the urge to race out of the gate by keeping an accurate eye on your pace and heart rate. The Ambit2 with the integrated Heart Rate system by Suunto makes it easy with a large pace display, lap comparisons by each kilometer/mile and scrollable options to view distance, speed, elapsed time, elevation, heart rate and calories burned. While you’re not out crushing it in a town race, the GPS-based watch offers an impressive bevy of other functions for outdoor adventurists.2 — Corsa Skort by ISISSlip into any piece by ISIS and you can instantly tell that it was designed by women, for women. Flattering cuts, styles, patterns and colors, backed by high performance materials, are what their pieces are known for. The Corsa Skort is no exception. The nylon and spandex short & skirt combination with stretch waistband is comfortable and chic, with a gusset crotch for movability. This will quickly become your go-topiece, having you feeling feminine yet fearless as you fly down the trails.3 — Unisex Ventilator Compression Support Calf Sleeves by CW-XCompression garments are all the rage, and with good reason. Why wait to sooth your legs until after the race, when you can begin the recovery process before you even begin? The Unisex Ventilator Compression Support Calf Sleeves by CW-X are engineered to provide muscle and joint support. The increase in blood circulation results in better endurance, less fatigue and faster recovery. The sleeve design allows you to pair them with your favorite running sock.4 — Women’s Running Ultra Light No Show by Point6Many a toenail was lost before the discovery of Point6 wool socks. The moisture wicking properties of wool prevent dampness from developing, keeping your toes dry and happy. The Running Ultra Light No Show by Point 6 is crafted of tightly knit merino wool, an antimicrobial, natural fiber that helps regulate your body temperature. The soft and snug fit stays put, alleviating blisters or hotspots, while the low cut ankle allows it to pair perfectly with any running shoe. After your run, slip on a pair of the Point6 Compression Ultra Lite OTC socks to aid in recovery. The “Over the Calf ” high rise sock, created with merino wool infused with Celliant fibers, aids in fatigue, reduces soreness and increases blood flow.5 – Women’s Coolest Cool Short Sleeve Top by ColumbiaThe intense midday sun in the Blue Ridge Mountains has become more bearable thanks to the Omni-Freeze Zero technology by Columbia. The sweat-activated cooling system in the Coolest Cool Short Sleeve top will keep you cooler than your competitors. While the Omni-Wick technology will keep you dry, pulling sweat away from your body, the Omni-Shade technology will keep you blocked from the Sun’s harmful rays. This triple action will keep you cool, dry and protected and you’ll coast stylishly down the trail while your fellow racers wondering what your secret is.6 — Bondi Speed by Hoka One One While the minimalist movement quickly saturated the market, Hoka One One made a push in the opposite direction. The first to pioneer the maximalist concept, the shoes are designed for runners of all levels. The oversized shoes are light, bouncy and nimble. Within the first hundred steps of wearing the Bondi Speed, you’ll be a believer. The cushioned midsoles deliver an almost trampoline-like effect. The large outsole footprint offers stability on trail or pavement, while minimizing impact, perfect for those with knee issues. Rather than hitting the pavement, you’ll feel as though you’re effortlessly running on vibrantly colored clouds. The fast-entry lacing system will get you out the door and onto the trial quicker than ever.7 — Jurek Endure by Ultimate DirectionPersonally designed by Scott Jurek, the Jurek Collection by Ultimate Direction provides runners with four hydration system options. The Jurek Endure is the perfect hydration belt for a mid-distance run. The belt comes with two ten-ounce bottles, for even weight distribution, keeping the belt from bouncing around. The construction of the bottle holsters is stiff enough to easily slide the bottles in and out, while still resting comfortably against your back. The front pocket allows for easy access to goos or gels, and the expandable back pocket can stash arm warmers or gloves. The waist belt is adjustable and comes with race bib clips.last_img read more

Nassau Resident Infected With Birth Defects-Linked Zika Virus

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The virus is not contagious and cannot be transmitted by coming into physical contact with another human, said health officials. Zika virus is primarily contracted from an infected Aedes mosquito. It can also be transmitted from a pregnant mother to her baby during pregnancy, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control.State health officials urged residents who are considering traveling to Central and South American countries where the virus is prevalent to check all health advisories and take preventive measures.“There is virtually no risk of acquiring Zika virus in New York State at this time as the virus cannot be spread by casual contact with an infected person, and mosquitoes are not active in cold winter months,” said state Department of Health Commissioner Howard Zucker.The CDC says about two-dozen countries are grappling with the virus. The agency also issued a travel alert for people heading to nearly all the countries where the virus is being transmitted.Officials overseas have turned to drastic measures to try and prevent birth defects in children. In El Salvador, the government has advised women to halt any pregnancies until 2018. Brazil is calling upon its military to help eradicate the mosquitoes.An image of a baby suffering from Microcephaly. (Courtesy: CDC)The impact to unborn babies could lead to lifelong complications. Among the birth defects that have been reported is microcephaly, a condition in which a baby’s head fails to grow at a normal pace, according to the CDC.Pregnant woman are advised to postpone travel or to follow strict preventive steps if traveling is a must. Women considering pregnancy should speak with their doctor about the risks posed by the Zika virus, the CDC advised.Previous outbreaks of the virus have been reported in such tropical areas as Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands.“Zika virus will likely continue to spread to new areas,” the CDC warned.Health officials said only one in five people who are infected actually fall ill. The symptoms include fever, rash, joint pain, red eyes, muscle pain, and headaches. The incubation period is believed to last anywhere from a few days to a week.There are no known vaccines to treat or prevent the virus.LIST OF COUNTRIES WITH ACTIVE ZIKA VIRUS TRANSMISSIONSZika Virus Map (Courtesy: CDC)AmericasBarbadosBoliviaBrazilColombiaDominican RepublicEcuadorEl SalvadorFrench GuianaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuyanaHaitiHondurasMartiniqueMexicoPanamaParaguayPuerto RicoSaint MartinSurinameU.S. Virgin IslandsVenezuelaOceania/Pacific IslandsSamoaAfricaCape Verde Embed from Getty Imagescenter_img A person living in Nassau County is among three people statewide who have tested positive for the mosquito-borne Zika virus that has officials in Latin American countries warning of potential birth defects.The person who contracted the virus has recently traveled to an area outside the United States where there is confirmed transmission of the virus, according to Mary Ellen Lorraine, a spokeswoman for Nassau County Department of Health.The unidentified resident contracted the virus in August, she told the Press. Lorraine was unable to provide details of the person’s sex, age or town of residence. She did say, however, that the person is not pregnant.One patient has fully recovered and the two others are recovering without any complications, state health officials said.last_img read more

Tioga County Chamber names new president & CEO

first_imgHe was also on the Board of Directors from 2015 to 2019. Andrew Hafer was named the new president and CEO. Roseann Cole, Chairman of the Board of Directors said, “[Hafer] is such an asset to our community and the Chamber is pleased and excited to have him on board.” OWEGO (WBNG) — The Tioga County Chamber of Commerce announced a new president and CEO Monday morning. He worked with Tioga Opportunities since 2007 and served as the Energy Services Director, Community Services and Operations Manager. Hafer will replace current Chamber President and CEO Gwen Kania. Kania has served as president and CEO since 2014 and worked in the chamber for over a decade. Hafer starts his role as president and CEO on May 29.last_img read more

State lawmakers call for Governor Andrew Cuomo to release funding for non-profits

first_imgSpecifically, Lupardo says the state needs to make sure the Nourish New York program continues to help those get the resources they need.  They say $3 billon remaining from the CARES Act to help non-profits that needs to be released by Governor Cuomo.  Executive leaders also mentioned because of the pandemic over two million New Yorkers are now food insecure Lupardo says without the funding, New York’s most vulnerable could be left without necessary programs and services they depend on.center_img “Because children who go to sleep hungry and parents who are hungry are not going to be effective they are not going to learn well,” Lupardo said. “They are not going to thrive.” ALBANY, N.Y. (WBNG) — Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and other lawmakers are calling for funds to help nonprofits.last_img read more

Why top analysts say buy stocks like Qualcomm & Humana

first_img2011 Gain: $32.87 (60%) 2011 Closing price: $87.61 Last year, investors turned away from HMO stocks such as this, fearing the impact of a new health care overhaul rule involving medical-loss ratios. However, Humana showed it was able to manage the new regulation and in October delivered better-than-expected profits and a better-than-expected forecast for 2012. Stephen Weiss, partner at Short Hills Capital, “At eight times earnings, you’re owning a stock that’s still cheap and very, very defensivPhoto: Humana.com – Advertisement – The FDA has 60 days to review the final submission, and after this, if the application is acceptable for review, a PDUFA goal date will be set. It should be noted that the drug was granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation (BTD) in 2019, reducing the review time from 10 months to 6 months.“We see scope for Provention to meet its prior guidance of a potential U.S. approval of teplizumab for the delay or prevention of T1D in at-risk individuals in mid-2021… Teplizumab is a potential breakthrough asset, with highly significant results in subjects ‘at-risk’ for end-stage T1D,” Amusa commented.Looking at the Phase 2 “at-risk” study, even though it’s smaller in size, the data represents the “first demonstration of therapeutic modulation of disease progression in T1D, strongly supporting Provention’s approach to treating autoimmune disease in the early stages,” in Amusa’s opinion. In addition, the therapy was praised in an editorial published in the New England Journal of Medicine.What’s more, Amusa estimates the at-risk population is a blockbuster opportunity just in the U.S. Based on information from the JDRF T1 Fund, there are over 300,000 stage 1-2 T1D patients in the U.S. and 2.3 million worldwide. “300,000 U.S. patients at a $60,000 one-time price for a course of treatment implies a $18 billion total market opportunity. A 60,000 per year transitioning population for each stage implies a $2.4 billion per year recurring total market opportunity,” he explained.Taking the #99 spot on TipRanks’ ranking, Amusa is currently tracking a 31.8% average return per rating.FabrinetFabrinet has just received a thumbs up from Needham’s Alex Henderson, with this five-star analyst putting an $85 price target (29% upside potential) and a buy rating on the stock on November 3.In the most recent quarter, the optical communications device company handily beat Henderson’s revenue and EPS estimates by 4.4% and 7%, respectively, and posted year-over-year growth of 9.4% and 22.9%, respectively. All of this was achieved despite an uncertain backdrop, with pressure on Huawei and Service Provider spending also reflected. Putting it simply, Henderson said, “These are good results.”Henderson argues that investors have been waiting to see Huawei’s impact fall out of its numbers, and now that the “fourth quarter bridge has been crossed, the upside is all that remains.”Cisco is moving a large portion of Systems products to Fabrinet, which could exceed $250 million annually, according to Henderson. However, he points out that the reported numbers only reflect a minor contribution from the Cisco transition, but this should really ramp in CYQ1 2021 and reach full run rate by June, with the first full quarter run rate expected in September.The analyst further mentioned, “We think the scale of this additional business is generally not reflected in the outlook and Street estimates… It should add at least $50-$60 million to Revenues year-over-year. The Street estimates have CYQ3 Revenues at $454 million up $18 million. We think the Fabrinet without Cisco could hit this number. If the rest of FN was flat it would do $486-$496 million. That’s a lot of upside.”TipRanks shows that the #153-rated analyst scores a 57% success rate and a 20.4% average return per rating.LivePersonSince CFO John Collins came on board, business messaging and communications software company LivePerson has placed a significant focus on implementing a data-driven approach across all aspects of the business, giving five-star analyst Ryan MacDonald, of Needham, “increased confidence in the improving trajectory of the business.”Taking an even more bullish stance, on October 30, MacDonald increased the price target from $60 to $65, in addition to reiterating a Buy rating. The new price target puts the upside potential at 5%.Based on the results from its third quarter, MacDonald argues the data-driven approach appears to be working. The company delivered a “Rule of 40 with a combination of 26% revenue growth and 18% free cash flow margin.” This marked LPSN’s first quarter of positive free cash flow since Q4 2018, with it highlighting “the progress the company is making on expense optimization while producing strong top line growth,” in the analyst’s opinion.“LPSN is adamant that the pandemic-driven increases in usage are sustainable and indicative of a structural shift in the market… When combining this with the operational efficiencies that the company is implementing across the organization, we remain confident that LPSN can continue to accelerate growth and expand margins,” MacDonald commented.Some investors expressed concern that new logos have yet to rebound. However, MacDonald believes there is a “strong near-term expansion opportunity in the existing base can support growth acceleration while new reps and channel partners ramp.” As a result, he is a buyer at current levels.Given MacDonald’s 81% success rate and 40.4% average return per rating, he is among TipRanks’ Top 45 best-performing analysts.QualcommOn November 4, Deutsche Bank’s Ross Seymore maintained a buy rating on Qualcomm following a beat and raise quarter for the semiconductor company. Reflecting an additional bullish signal, the five-star analyst boosted the stock price forecast from $127 to $150, implying upside potential of 16%.Shares of Qualcomm surged over 11% in after-hours trading in response to the print. Looking at the details, it reported fiscal Q4 revenue of $6.5 billion, up 33% quarter-over-quarter. The analysts were expecting revenue of $5.9 billion. Non-GAAP EPS of $1.45 beat the Street’s $1.17 call. Although gross margin declined by 60 basis points quarter-over-quarter to 58.7%, it exceeded the 58.1% consensus estimate.When it came to its guidance for the upcoming quarter, Qualcomm didn’t disappoint. Management expects revenue to be in the range of $7.8 billion-$8.6 billion, up 26.1% quarter-over-quarter at the $8.2 billion midpoint. This easily beat the $7.1 billion consensus estimate.According to management, the ramp of 5G networks and handsets drove the strong performance, with Qualcomm’s CEO stating that the results included a “partial quarter impact” from a large handset producer in the U.S.Based on this “strong beat/raise,” Seymore argues Qualcomm is the “premier way” to play the expansion set to take place in the 5G handset space over the next year.As the analyst boasts an 82% success rate and a 28% average return per rating, Seymore is Wall Street’s 24th best-performing analyst.HumanaFollowing Humana‘s strong Q3 performance, Oppenheimer’s Michael Wiederhorn continues to see the health insurance company as a compelling play in the space. Accordingly, the five-star analyst reiterated a buy rating and $460 price target (2% upside potential) on November 3.For Q3, adjusted EPS came in at $3.08, well ahead of the $2.80 consensus estimate. Additionally, utilization bounced back to 95% of historical baseline levels by the end of the quarter, with non-coronavirus utilization expected to remain below normal levels in Q4.Although HUM guided for a Q4 EPS loss of between $2.29-$2.54, this factors in its investments in the Medicare channel, with this area of the business reflecting a significant market opportunity, in Wiederhorn’s opinion. On top of this, given the potentially “more favorable reimbursement environment and the maturation of its high-growth member base,” HUM could drive an improvement in margins.“Given the attractive growth of the company’s Medicare Advantage (MA) business, we believe Humana should return significant returns to shareholders,” Wiederhorn noted.Management also mentioned that the recently issued 2022 proposed rate increase of 2.82% for MA will likely, “benefit the company similarly to the overall market,” adding that 92% of members are in 4+ Star plans.With a 75% success rate and 21% average return per rating, Wiederhorn lands within the Top 30 on TipRanks’ list of best-performing analysts. While it’s now becoming clear Joe Biden will take the White House, investors are betting that Congress will be split, leaving President Trump’s corporate tax policy unchanged.“Up until about last week, the consensus belief was a full blue sweep — now that’s changing you’re seeing a repricing taking place in the market… a more status quo Senate may ease the burden of regulations on the tech sector,” Anna Han, an equity strategist at Wells Fargo Securities, commented.That said, as many factors remain uncertain, finding stocks primed to outperform the broader market isn’t easy.- Advertisement –center_img One approach is to look at the recent stock picks from analysts that consistently get it right. TipRanks analyst forecasting service attempts to identify Wall Street’s best-performing analysts, or the analysts with the highest success rate and average return per rating, tracked on a one-year basis.Here are the best-performing analysts’ five favorite stocks right now:Provention BioOn November 2, biotech company Provention Bio revealed the rolling submission of the BLA for teplizumab, a therapy that could potentially delay or prevent clinical type 1 diabetes (T1D) in at-risk patients, had been completed. For Chardan analyst Gbola Amusa, this development reaffirms his confidence in PRVB, with the company remaining a “Top Pick for 2020.” To this end, he reiterated a Buy rating and $35 price target (169% upside potential) after the news broke.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

The implementation of IT infrastructure is key to the success of the tourism business

first_imgAs the development of modern technologies changes the ways of doing business and managing organizations from different fields, so the digital transformation in tourism is becoming increasingly important.Tourist facilities, whether hotels or apartments, are paying increasing attention to digital technology and the opportunities it provides. In line with the development of technology, the requirements of guests are also changing. In the past, the most important thing for them was the location of hotels or apartments, and today the most important item when choosing accommodation is the availability of wireless Internet. According to research *, as many as 47% of guests do not want to choose accommodation without an available Wi-Fi network, and the quality and speed of Internet access are also important to them.Given the current indicators of the importance of technology, active cooperation between the IT and tourism sectors is crucial for successful business. One of the world leaders in LAN and WLAN infrastructure – Aruba Networks, with its innovative IT solutions such as the Aruba ClearPass service, seeks to improve the business of tourist facilities and respond to the complex demands of guests. The goal of the cooperation is, with the best possible tourist offer, to provide additional value to guests through the use of digital technology, which will in later stages achieve the loyalty of guests, and thus revenue growth. Aruba Networks offers you superior and fast Wi-Fi connectivity, network protection and personalized content for each guest.Aruba Networks software solutions have been recognized and implemented by the world’s leading hotel chains as well as a wide range of HORECA associations of entrepreneurs. In this context, the implementation of IT technologies in the tourism sector is becoming key to the success of all forms of tourism business as well as the satisfaction of employees in tourism.Find out more about Aruba solutions on the website of a leading regional IT distributor M San Group.* Research: statista.com, cnbc.com, hospitalitynet.orglast_img read more

Cafés, villas shuttered as West Java steps up COVID-19 enforcement

first_imgBogor Satpol PP head Agus Ridhollah said his personnel had given a strict warning to the owners of the villas to prevent any future PSBB violations. He went on to say that prior to the closure, the joint team – consisting of officers from the local Satpol PP, the National Police and the Indonesian Military – had inspected the café and had discovered numerous violations of health protocols.“This will prompt an evaluation by the Bekasi administration,” he said, adding that the limited number of field officers had made it difficult to catch every PSBB violation.Tri called on the public to contribute to the ongoing mitigation efforts and report activities that were detrimental to public health and safety through an official channel provided by the administration.The Bogor Satpol PP closed down 10 villas and lodgings in North Tugu, Cisarua, following reports of violations of local COVID-19 protocols. Several West Java regional administrations have stepped up efforts to ensure compliance with large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) as COVID-19 cases continue to mount throughout Greater Jakarta.The Bekasi Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) shut down a crowded café in Grand Galaxy City, South Bekasi, on Saturday evening after footage showing scores of people gathering at the venue went viral on social media.“A joint team sealed a café based on a tweet and an accompanying photo attachment of a music concert,” Bekasi Deputy Mayor Tri Adhianto said on Sunday, as quoted by tempo.co.center_img “We [sealed the villas] after an enforcement unit found that the owners had been renting the villas and [lodgings] to the public,” Agus said on Sunday.He said the owners had failed to abide by Bogor Regent Regulation No. 60/2020 on PSBB, which prohibited the renting of villas and accommodations to curb the spread of COVID-19.The local Satpol PP, according to Agus, had also been cracking down on other local businesses found to have violated health protocols.As of Sunday, West Java had recorded 20,954 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 387 deaths. (rfa)Topics :last_img read more

Cazenovia boys soccer routs Chittenango, 5-1

first_imgEight different players scored for the Bears against Homer, with only Aiden Adams getting two goals, though Tom McIntosh and Josh Mattia both were credited with a pair of assists.Anthony Roberts, David Mullin and Devon Hardy each finished with one goal and one assist, while Sean Larsson, Brian Schermerhorn and Austin Strickler also converted.At least Chittenango got to play on Tuesday – something Cazenovia could not do as rain and lightning forced the Lakers to abandon its game at Phoenix.Fresh off beating Chittenango, on Saturday Cazenovia hosted Oneida, and after a modest start took over with a string of goals early in the second half on the way to shutting out the Indians 5-0.Brian Pezzi went to the forefront, scoring twice and picking up an assist, but Spires wasn’t quiet, getting one goal and one assist. Bryan Roca and Charlie Aronson also found the net. Mike Senehi also had an assist.Now at 9-3 overall, Cazenovia battle its fellow Lakers from Skaneateles Thursday night, two days after Chittenango faces them as the Bears (8-3-1) also go to Phoenix on Thursday, its last four regular-season games all on the road.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story In the first half, the Bears did get on the board with Arthur Paul’s goal, assisted by Tom McIntosh. But with Spires twice taking part in scoring plays, the Lakers still were up 2-1 at the break.Spires then really caught fire, three times burning Chittenango in the second half as he finished night by scoring four goals and assisting on the other, by Max Michael. That overcame nine saves by Bears goalie Will Simmons.The game was originally set for last Thursday night, but moved up 24 hours. This meant Chittenango was just one day removed from its 9-1 romp over the Homer Trojans. When the Cazenovia and Chittenango boys soccer teams gathered last Wednesday night, summer warmth was gone, replaced by chilly temperatures and a reminder that the rest of the season would included plenty of more elements.Regardless of the conditions, though, the only thing that mattered on this night was that the Lakers were sharp, potent and ultimately far too much to handle, especially Joe Spires as he led his side to a 5-1 victory over the Bears.Going into the game, Cazenovia was 7-3, but in its previous game had struggled in a 4-0 defeat to Whitesboro on Sept. 27. That gave no hint of what was to happen against a Chittenango side sporting its own solid record of 8-2-1.center_img Tags: boys soccerCazenoviaChittenangolast_img read more