Tourism Ireland hopeful of recovery in second half of year

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Tourism Ireland hopeful of recovery in second half of year Pinterest Previous articleTaoiseach reaffirms support for NW Regional StrategyNext articleNews, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday March 24th News Highland By News Highland – March 24, 2021 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty center_img Google+ Google+ Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitter Facebook There is unlikely to be a recovery in the numbers of international travellers arriving in Ireland until the second half of the year.That’s the view of Tourism Ireland, which has been looking at the impact the covid pandemic is having on Ireland’s tourism markets.CEO Niall Gibbons says the vaccination roll out is being looked at closely in a number of countries…….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 AudioHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

State health committee plans Connersville visit

first_imgConnersville, In. — The Alliance for a Healthier Indiana, a coalition of health care professionals, advocates, and community and business leaders from across the state, is stopping in Connersville on June 20 as part of its 2018 State of Our Health Road Show.The Road Show is a series of regional town hall meetings around the state where community leaders, public safety workers, health care providers, employers, and elected officials can hear about the Alliance’s plans for 2018 and beyond, which include raising awareness of Indiana’s poor health rankings and sharing ideas about ways communities can work together to improve Hoosier health.“The Alliance for a Healthier Indiana was created to tackle Indiana’s most pressing public health issues—smoking, obesity, infant mortality, and the opioid epidemic,” said Bryan Mills, president and CEO of Community Health Network and chair of the Alliance. “Because we are committed to improving the health of all Hoosiers, we’re taking our message on the road to build awareness and rally grassroots support for policy change at the Statehouse in 2019.”Indiana is ranked 38th in the nation in overall health according to the 2017 America’s Health Rankings annual report. The Hoosier state also ranks among the worst in the nation in the following categories:34thin drug deaths40thin obesity41stin percentage of smokers42ndin infant mortality49thin public health fundingThe Alliance’s top policy priority is to reduce Indiana’s high smoking rate by raising the state’s cigarette tax by $1.50 per pack. Twenty-one percent of Hoosier adults smoke, costing the state billions of dollars in unnecessary health care costs. The state cigarette tax has not been raised since 2007 and is currently well below the national average at under $1.00 per pack. Raising the price of cigarettes is a proven solution that would help 50,000 Hoosier adults quit, prevent 40,000 Hoosier kids from starting, and protect 10,000 Hoosier babies from the effects of secondhand smoke. In addition, the increase would generate $315 million in its first year that could go toward local public health programs, including opioid prevention and treatment.“At Fayette Regional Health System, we don’t just promote healing. We promote healthy living,” said Randy White, FACHE, president and CEO of Fayette Regional Health System, which is based in Connersville. “Unfortunately, too many Hoosiers today aren’t leading healthy lives. Through a concerted and collaborative effort, however, we can effect real change and improve the health of our state and our residents.”Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions from and share ideas with a number of expert presenters, including:Chad Bolser, Chancellor, Ivy Tech Community College, Richmond and ConnersvilleBryan Mills, President and CEO, Community Health NetworkRandy White, FACHE, President and CEO, Fayette Regional Health SystemThe Honorable Harold Gordon, Mayor of ConnersvilleThe Honorable Cindy Ziemke, State Representative, District 55Rob Hillman, President and General Manager, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield in IndianaKatrina Norris, Director of Behavioral Health and Addiction Services, Fayette Regional Health SystemTajuan Stoker, Service Line Director, Wellness, Reid HealthGerry Cyranowski, Regional Vice President, Meridian Health ServicesRebecca Keen, Medical Assisting Program Chair, Ivy Tech Community College Richmond“Ivy Tech Community College is proud to partner with the Alliance for a Healthier Indiana and host the town hall meeting in Connersville, as well as many other town hall meetings across the state,” said Chad Bolser, chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College, Richmond and Connersville. “Tackling Indiana’s poor health rankings will take more than the work of our dedicated health care professionals. All of us, including educators, policymakers, employers, and community leaders, must be active and involved in the process.”The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Attendees are also encouraged to bring non-perishable donations for Gleaners Food Pantry. On a yearly basis, hundreds of thousands of hungry Hoosiers depend on food and other critical grocery products provided by Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana. Gleaners supplies items to hunger relief agencies and schools throughout 21 counties in central and southeastern Indiana.For more information on the Alliance and the health care issues facing the state, visit read more

T&T grab honours over Barbados; Guyana, Jamaica eye first innings

first_imgBASSETERRE, St Kitts, (CMC) – Reigning champions Trinidad and Tobago bundled out archrivals Barbados cheaply to take command of their fourth round match in the Regional Under-19 Championship here Sunday.Sent in at Molineaux on the opening day, T&T were dismissed in their first innings for 143 with Sachin Seecharan (53) and Navin Bidaisee (51) gathering half-centuries.Off-spinner Dante Niles was the best bowler with four for 27 while fast bowler Jarion Hoyte claimed three for 25..In reply, Barbados were sent tumbling for a paltry 77 to concede a first innings deficit of 66.They were undermined by off-spinner Avinash Mahabirsingh who snatched five for 28 while Leonardo Francis (2-4) and left-arm spinner Justyn Gangoo (2-31) supported with two wickets apiece.Not a single Barbados batsman managed to pass 20 with Marc Cyrus the top scorer with 14.Trinidad had earlier been struggling on 35 for four but were rescued by Seecharan and Bidaisee who put on a crucial 78 for the fifth wicket.At St Paul’s, Guyana were making a strong reply against Windward Islands, with Javid Karim closing in on a half-century.Sent in, the Windwards were bowled out for 154 with in-form opener Kimani Melius hammering a top score of 77 and fellow opener Wayne Edward getting 21.Melius struck six fours and two sixes off 160 balls as he posted 49 for the first wicket with Edward and 39 for the third wicket with captain Johnnel Eugene who made 18.They were 115 for three at one stage but declined badly to lose their last seven wickets for 39 runs.Left-arm spinner Ashmead Nedd led the Guyana attack with five for 37.Opener Karim then hit a patient unbeaten 44 to lift Guyana to 90 for one at the close – just 64 runs behind with nine wickets intact.Karim put on 40 for the first wicket with Raymond Perez (19) and 50 in an unbroken stand with Kevelon Anderson who was unbeaten on 22.At Conaree, Jamaica were also closing in on first innings lead against Leeward Islands following a steady batting performance.In pursuit of 163, the Jamaicans were 114 for four, requiring a further 49 runs for first innings advantage.Andre McCarty struck 42 and added 54 for the second wicket with Carlos Brown who made 24. In-form Raewin Senior was unbeaten on 25.Sent in earlier, the Leewards were fired by opener Jamie Cornelius’s 40, Dimitri Adams’s 36 and Kadeem Henry’s 31.last_img read more