Funding for St Paul’s redevelopment must be confirmed

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Facebook LABOUR Party councillor Joe Leddin has called on Education Minister Richard Bruton to confirm a €4.8 million funding package to secure plans for the future of St Paul’s Primary School in Dooradoyle.Speaking to the Limerick Post last week, Cllr Leddin explained, “I have met many parents who have raised the problems faced by St Paul’s board of management in recent years in trying to facilitate the growing demand for school places with over 600 children now enrolled in the school.“The huge demand and growth in places has placed considerable pressure on management and staff to provide the best of facilities and learning opportunities in a building that was simply not suitable.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He said he was especially pleased when his Labour colleague and Limerick TD Jan O’Sullivan was appointed Minister for Education and Skills in 2014.“I immediately began the process of ensuring that St Paul’s received priority in the school building programme. Once the necessary design phase and planning was achieved for eight new classrooms and an upgrading of the existing building, St Paul’s School was listed by Minister O’Sullivan as a major project within the Department of Education buildings unit.”He deemed it “extremely frustrating” now at this late stage, especially for the school management, staff and parents, that despite the huge effort made by the school community uncertainty remains regarding the funding to enable works proceed to tender.“I have also had a number of discussions with the school management and council officials regarding temporary traffic arrangements to facilitate the relocation of the school into the former Scoil Carmel site in O’Connell Avenue as I understood there was no issue or question with the funding for this project.I am now appealing to Minister Bruton to honour the commitment given by his predecessor and allocate the budget required so that works can begin and the school community can look forward to providing enhanced learning facilities to those children attending St Paul’s,” Cllr Leddin concluded.by Alan [email protected] NewsFunding for St Paul’s redevelopment must be confirmedBy Alan Jacques – September 24, 2016 1014 TAGSCllr Joe LeddinJan O’Sullivan TDLabour PartylimerickSt Paul’s Primary School Print WhatsApp Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement Twitter Previous articleDarkmouth author Hegarty leads Bualadh Bos Children’s FestivalNext articlePieta cycle gets underway this weekend Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Definitely not just hot air

first_imgOn Tuesday morning, Oxford woke up to discover hundreds of helium-filled balloons anonymously planted around the city centre, tied to bicycles, railings and signs.On Tuesday morning, Oxford woke up to discover hundreds of helium-filled balloons anonymously planted around the city centre, tied to bicycles, railings and signs.The red balloons were all attached to cards with an ‘x’ on one side and ‘260911’ on the other, and were found around the Radcliffe Camera , Merton College, Harris Manchester College, Christ Church College and along Broad Street.Witnesses first spotted the balloons at around 6am on Tuesday. Within hours, tourists were photographing the phenomena, children were helping themselves to the balloons, some ‘setting them free’.One student commented, “Still feeling a tad hungover and heading to the confines of the Rad Cam first thing to try and get some finals revision done, seeing balloons all around the square made my morning. I was slightly disappointed to find that the celebrations didn’t continue inside the library.”Twitter users tried to decipher their origin, with user white_hart tweeting, “Maybe there are 99 and it’s a warning…”.Another user commented, “It is the closing date for this job: Oxford University Lecturer in the Social Anthropology of Africa. A balloon campaign seems OTT though”.Suggestions as to who is responsible for the balloons have included marketing stunts by Milkround, TEDxOxford and Love Oxford. None of these groups have yet claimed responsibility for the activity.The printed number, 260911, is not valid as a local telephone number or University extension. As a date, it points to the Monday of -1st week in Michaelmas though though there does not yet appear to be any major events on that date. The red balloons were all attached to cards with an ‘x’ on one side and ‘260911’ on the other, and were found around the Radcliffe Camera , Merton College, Harris Manchester College, Christ Church College and along Broad Street.Witnesses first spotted the balloons at around 6am on Tuesday. Within hours, tourists were photographing the phenomena, children were helping themselves to the balloons, some ‘setting them free’.One student commented, “Still feeling a tad hungover and heading to the confines of the Rad Cam first thing to try and get some finals revision done, seeing balloons all around the square made my morning. I was slightly disappointed to find that the celebrations didn’t continue inside the library.”Twitter users tried to decipher their origin, with user white_hart tweeting, “Maybe there are 99 and it’s a warning…”.Another user commented, “It is the closing date for this job: Oxford University Lecturer in the Social Anthropology of Africa. A balloon campaign seems OTT though”.Suggestions as to who is responsible for the balloons have included marketing stunts by Milkround, TEDxOxford and Love Oxford. None of these groups have yet claimed responsibility for the activity.The printed number, 260911, is not valid as a local telephone number or University extension. As a date, it points to the Monday of -1st week in Michaelmas though there does not yet appear to be any major events on that date.last_img read more

Fudges joins charity to launch ‘Bicnic’ campaign

first_imgDorset bakery Fudges has teamed up with the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) to encourage people to get out and enjoy the British countryside.The bakery will be helping to raise awareness and support for the charity’s work to maintain a sustainable future for the English countryside.Over the next few months, it will be working with CPRE to identify five key ‘Bicnic’ locations. “The sites that are identified will become a key part of our new ‘Bicnicing’ spots, chosen as great places for sitting and enjoying a view, a good book, picnic or a biscuit or two,” explained Sue Fudge.The Bicnic spots will be launched in the Autumn and Fudges will also be creating a new ‘Bicnic’ pack of its sweet and savoury biscuits, straws, wafers and flatbreads to accompany the campaign.“These spots will be marked on a map on our website and, in the future, will be joined by lots more. We are also hoping that people will take the time to nominate their favourite spots,” explained Fudge.Fudges will also be raising awareness of CPRE through national events, and will be supporting the organisation at fundraising and membership events. The CPRE is a charity that promotes the beauty, tranquillity and diversity of rural England.last_img read more

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons to Return to Broadway

first_img‘Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons On Broadway!’ View Comments We can’t take our eyes off of them! Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons On Broadway! will return to the Great White Way this fall. The limited engagement is set to play October 21 through October 29 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Jersey Boys, the story of how they became international superstars, continues to play at the August Wilson.“Four years ago I made my Broadway debut with the Four Seasons and we were overcome by the response and outpouring of love from those audiences who were on their feet, singing along throughout the performance,” said Valli, in a statement. “Since then, we have performed for wonderful audiences around the world from San Francisco to London, but always hoping to return to that unique, electric, roof-raising experience you only get on Broadway.”Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons On Broadway! will feature all of their greatest hits and Valli’s solo hits including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Dawn (Go Away),” “Rag Doll,” “Bye, Bye, Baby (Baby Goodbye),” “Let’s Hang On!” “Working My Way Back To You,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “Grease,” “My Eyes Adored You,” “Who Loves You” and “December ‘63 (Oh What A Night),” along with a variety of musical surprises.Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons have sold over 175 million records, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, have scored 30 Billboard Top 40 hits and Frankie Valli has also scored 9 Billboard Top 40 hits as a solo artist.As an actor Valli enjoyed a recurring role on HBO’s The Sopranos and most recently appeared in Hawaii 5-0. He will be releasing Tis The Seasons, his first holiday album in decades, this fall on Rhino. Full details will be announced later. Related Showscenter_img Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons on Broadway! Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 29, 2016last_img read more

Senior Interior Space Designer Joins WorkSpace Concepts Staff

first_imgWorkSpace Concepts announced the addition of Kristi Lyon as senior designer responsible for the interior design and space planning functions of the operation. Lyon has over 20 years experience in the field of interior design and space planning. She is a professional member of International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and is an experienced CAD and CAP operator.Creative space planning and interior design are the cornerstones of any successful project according to John Moran, president of WorkSpace Concepts. “Our customers enjoy the consultative approach we take to solving their space planning needs,” said Moran. “From the small office to the large, multi-faceted new construction project, designing work spaces that are ergonomically correct, pleasing to look at, and are within budget, requires a sophisticated and skilled designer. With Kristi on our team, our customers will benefit from her years of experience in this field.”Lyon has a degree in interior design from Syracuse University. She has worked for architectural firms and office interior companies serving as lead designer for more than 500,000 square feet of interior design for corporate and educational facilities including the State of Vermont, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Chittenden Bank, Dartmouth College, Peerless Insurance, and Middlebury College. Lyon’s experience with the specification and layout of the major contract furniture lines for panel systems, case goods, and seating combined with her design and project management skills ensure positive results for all of her clients.ABOUT WORKSPACE CONCEPTSWorkSpace Concepts, provides ergonomically correct interior work space designs and products that promote the health and well being of the workforce while contributing to a productive and successful work environment. We offer a full range of products and services for new construction, existing businesses and home offices with consultation services, office design, space planning, delivery and installation. At WorkSpace Concepts, our business is based on respect for our customers and employees and integrity is the foundation for all our business operations. WorkSpace Concepts is located in Shelburne, Vermont and serves customers throughout Vermont.last_img read more

General Dynamics awarded $11.5 million contract by US Navy

first_imgGeneral Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems,General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products was recently awarded an $11.5 million contract by the U.S. Navy for the production of six Aegis MK82 Illuminators, which include the MK82 guided missile director and the MK200 controller systems. Production will begin in early 2011. The contract has a total potential value of $29.5 million, and deliveries will be completed by July 2013, if all options are exercised. General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).Awarded by Naval Sea Systems Command in September, the contract will create four new full-time jobs at General Dynamics’ Burlington, Vt., facility, which has approximately 430 employees. Program management, assembly and testing will be performed at the General Dynamics facility in Burlington, Vt.‘The illuminator is a critical component of the Aegis Weapon System, the U.S. Navy’s most advanced tactical radar defense and fire control system,’ said Russ Klein, vice president and general manager of weapon systems for General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products. ‘The Aegis Weapon System automatically detects, tracks and prioritizes threats and targets. The illuminator enables the system to lock onto its targets and provides the terminal guidance to intercept missiles.’General Dynamics has more than 30 years of experience in the design, production and technical support of the Aegis MK82 Illuminator. The Aegis Weapon Systems will be installed aboard ships built under the restart of the DDG-51 shipbuilding program.General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, located in Charlotte, N.C., provides a broad range of system solutions for military and commercial applications. The company designs, develops and produces high-performance weapon and armament systems, defensive armor, countermeasure systems and aerospace composite solutions, as well as off-road axle and suspension systems. It is also a leading U.S. producer of biological and chemical detection systems. More information about General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products can be found on the Internet at www.gdatp.com(link is external).General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 91,000 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about General Dynamics is available online at www.generaldynamics.com(link is external).  Source: General Dynamicslast_img read more

Hall to lead Florida Board of Bar Examiners

first_imgHall to lead Florida Board of Bar Examiners December 1, 2003 Managing Editor Regular News Hall to lead Florida Board of Bar Examinerscenter_img Mark D. Killian Managing Editor Evaluating the validity of the Florida bar exam as a measurement tool for Bar applicants and expediting background investigations are the goals Gloretta H. Hall has set for her year as chair of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners.Hall, who replaced outgoing Chair Michael J. Keane and is the first African-American woman to chair the board, assumed the her new duties in October. The Supreme Court also has appointed Alexander Caballero, Frank Nussbaum, and Joan Panchal to the board, and the board elected Paul J. Schwiep to serve as the FBBE vice chair.Hall — who practices with Gary, Williams, Parenti, et al., in Stuart — said she plans to complete an assessment or evaluation of the validity and reliability of the bar exam as a measurement tool for Bar applicants.“We would like to take a look at the bar examination itself to be sure that it accurately and comprehensively measures minium academic knowledge for students coming out,” Hall said. “It has been a very long time since the entire exam has been looked at. You need that to make sure you are giving an accurate test and not just relying on tradition.”Hall said this new study will look more at the test itself than the 1999 review of the of the current test’s passing standard, which the Supreme Court used as an impetus to raised the pass/fail line from 131 to 133 last March. The passing standard will raise again to 136 in March 2004.Hall said there is an assortment of ways to conduct bar exams, including the use of practicums, where the students are given a legal project to complete as a part of the examination. That approach is used by bar examiners in other states, and is often used to test the skills of those entering health care fields, she said. As an example, Hall said, medical school graduates may be given a patient and told to do a physical examination of the neurologic system as part of the exam process.“But there is nothing in the bar examination which has a practicum component,” said Hall, who earned a nursing degree at Florida Atlantic University before getting her JD from the University of Miami School of Law. “It is all essay or objective tests.”Hall said she also will continue to protect the public and safeguard the judiciary by implementing the Rules of the Supreme Court Relating to Admissions to the Bar, while striving to accelerate the background investigations processing of Bar applicants.Hall said it now takes about 135 days for the board to process an applicant and she will continue to work to expedite the process. Hall said the character and fitness review of applicants takes up 60 percent of the FBBE activities.“You want to be sure the people not only have the academic ability to practice law, but the requisite character and fitness,” Hall said, adding one way to speed the review is to get the students to start the process sooner in their law school careers.“Each one of us goes to law schools at least once a year to tell students firsthand to do that,” Hall said, adding that if the character and fitness review is completed by the time a student graduates “then it is just a matter of sitting for and passing the exam, and you are admitted.”Hall also said if a problem arises, it can be identified and addressed while the student is still in school, preventing a graduate from delaying the start of her career. It also costs less to start the process early.“As you get closer to the exam, the fees get higher because it creates a hurry-up offense on the part of the bar examiners to get you processed,” Hall said.Hall said she was introduced to bar examiner work by Jacksonville lawyer Noel Lawrence, a friend who served on the FBBE and encouraged her to apply for an opening. Since her appointment, Hall said she has a newfound appreciation for the job.“I, like a lot of people, thought it was a bunch of people behind a wall harassing people trying to get in,” Hall said with a laugh, noting board members put in between 300 to 400 hours of volunteer service a year. “Being on the other side of it is a wonderful opportunity to try to do a service for the legal consuming public and for all citizens of Florida.”Hall also said she is “especially proud” to be the first African American woman to hold the position of chair.“It is amazing to me that there never has been one since the board was created back in 1955, but although I am the first I can tell you I certainly hope that I am not the last,” Hall said.Hall was born in Louisville, Georgia, and grew up in West Palm Beach. She was admitted to the Bar in 1991, and also is a member of the ABA, the Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association, Palm Beach County Bar Association, the Martin County Bar Association, and the Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers. Schwiep Paul Schwiep of Aragon, Burlington, Weil, Schwiep, Kaplan & Blonsky, Miami, was elected to the position of vice chair by his fellow board members. His term of office began November 1, and will extend through October 31, 2004, when he will become chair.Schwiep was born in New York, New York. He attended Abilene Christian University where he received his undergraduate degree, and University of Oregon School of Law. Thereafter, he served as a law clerk to Judge Ted Milburn, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1989, and is a member of the Federal Bar Association and the ABA. Nussbaum Frank Nussbaum of Sinclair, Louis, Heath, Nussbaum, & Zavertnik, Miami, was appointed to the board by the Supreme Court to succeed retiring member Allan C. Peter Brandt of Ft. Lauderdale. His term of office will extend through October 31, 2008.Nussbaum was born in Shanghai, China. He attended the University of Miami where he received his undergraduate degree, his J.D., and a LL.M in international law. He was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1965. Caballero The court also appointed Alexander Caballero of Sessums Mason & Black, Tampa, to the board to succeed retiring member Noel C. Lawrence of Jacksonville. His term will extend through October 31, 2008.Caballero was born in Tampa, attended the University of South Florida where he received his undergraduate degree in psychology and criminology, and Florida State University College of Law. He was admitted to the Bar in 1993. Panchal Dr. Joan Panchal of Winter Park also has been appointed to the board, succeding retiring member Dr. Larry C. Carey of Tampa. Her term of office will extend through October 31, 2006.Dr. Panchal was born in Pittsburgh and attended Pennsylvania State University where she received her undergraduate degree in nursing. She also has a masters degree in Public Health Nursing, and a Ph.D in higher education administration. Both degrees are also from the University of Pittsburgh.Dr. Panchal resides in Winter Park.last_img read more

Zeldin and Demos GOP Debate for First Congressional Seat Turns Personal

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York If you can believe their campaigns, the loser of the first—and so far only—debate between Democratic Congressman Tim Bishop’s Republican primary opponents, State Sen. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) and former Securities and Exchange prosecutor George Demos, was definitely one of those two guys.The war of words took place on a live broadcast by LI News Radio hosted by Jay Oliver on the Friday afternoon before Memorial Day Weekend as supporters of the two candidates held signs outside the windows of the studio at Long Island MacArthur Airport, where backers tried to keep their enthusiasm from drowning out the show until their favorite finished speaking.In the post-debate spin, Demos suffered “a clear loss,” according to Zeldin’s campaign spokesperson, Kara Cumoletti. But Kevin Tschirhart, Demos’ campaign manager, said, “Clearly Zeldin did very poorly…”What was clear is that there is no love lost between these two men.After Demos, 38, unleashed a blistering attack on the state senator’s “terrible” Albany voting record, Zeldin, 34, said petulantly, “Honestly, you just lied in so many different ways!”“Lee, this is not the kind of guy you used to be,” Demos retorted with a hint of condescension, lambasting Zeldin for hurling “personal insults,” “hateful” statements, and “unsubstantiated charges.” At one point in the hour-long confrontation, Demos suggested that Zeldin even replace his campaign staff. “Who’s telling you to say these things?” he asked his opponent.But they did find common ground.Both men called for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to be fired in light of recent revelations that VA officials in Arizona had falsified records about how long vets were actually waiting for their medical appointments—and they sought to blame President Obama and Bishop for the scandal, although neither mentioned the Northport VA facility, the largest in our region.The Congressman subsequently told the Press in a statement that he’s disturbed by the inspector general’s report but so far has resisted calling for Gen. Shinseki’s resignation. Bishop defended the Northport VA, adding that in his 12 years in office, he could “count on one hand” the number of times he’s received complaints about it. [Update: Shinseki resigned Friday, hours after this post]It remains to be seen whether the VA issue will ever have the same kind of traction in this hotly contested Congressional race it apparently has in other races, where vulnerable Democratic incumbents like Reps. Ron Barber (D-Ariz.) and Carol Shea-Porter (D-N.H.) have weighed in against Shinseki.But, both Demos and Zeldin demanded that Obamacare has to go. Demos called it “a national disaster” and then went local, where he got it wrong, by saying that “Stony Brook University, the biggest health provider in our district, announced recently it wasn’t going to take any of the Obamacare plans.”Not so, according to a spokesperson for the Stony Brook University Hospital, who told the Press after the debate that it had “never rejected the Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare.” In fact, it signed an agreement with MagnaCare in February, which provides Health Republic insurance to Long Island patients through one of the exchanges New York set up in response to the federal program to help the uninsured get health coverage.Both conservative candidates were in favor of the controversial Keystone oil pipeline from Canada and “hydrolic-facking in the State of New York,” which, Zeldin asserted, “can be done responsibly and safely.”In response to a question about extending federal unemployment insurance to those who’ve been out of work for more than six months, which could affect 5 million Americans by Election Day this November given the Congressional Republicans’ staunch opposition of the program, Demos was adamantly opposed to any extension. “We need to have conservative principles and we need economic growth,” he said. “I do not believe we can have unemployment continue on and on and on.”By comparison Zeldin, referred to the “people who are struggling” and expressed “compassion for our neighbors.” Some people, he added, “need a helping hand.” But he wouldn’t say how he would vote if he were in Congress.He didn’t hesitate, however, to make Demos’ employment—or lack thereof—an issue.Zeldin claimed that Demos hasn’t worked “in four years” and that he’s “actually a full-time candidate; this is your job!” Demos countered with a barbed inquiry about how many days a week Zeldin “actually” goes to his law firm job in New York City and asked what he does for the $100,000 that Demos claimed his opponent earns there. Zeldin didn’t dispute that salary amount. He is of-counsel to the firm of Borah, Goldstein, Altschuler, Nahins & Goidel in Manhattan.Instead, Zeldin replied that he “hasn’t missed a vote in Albany,” and that as a major in the Army Reserves he still goes to drills. In the summer of 2006, Zeldin was deployed to Iraq with the 82nd Airborne.When it was his turn to speak again, Zeldin launched another attack on Demos.“You’re a resident of Manhattan,” he reminded his opponent. “Your only connection to Long Island is the Mid-town tunnel!” Addressing the radio listeners, Zeldin asked rhetorically, “What do we have to do to get George Demos to finally start paying property taxes here in Suffolk?”Demos retorted that he paid “$11,500 in Brookhaven property taxes” and when he and his wife find a new home for their new baby, “We’ll buy it.”Zeldin scoffed that there’s no Suffolk tax bill with Demos’ name on it, prompting a scolding from the moderator for talking out of turn. Demos exclaimed that Zeldin’s “entire campaign is throwing mud and making up things. Is this how we’re going to defeat Tim Bishop?”That’s a question for the primary voters to answer on June 24. As Demos pointed out, the last time Zeldin ran against Bishop he was “trounced…two to one!”Zeldin never explained why the second time might be the charm, but he did say that Demos is “on his fifth try” for Congress and called him a “career candidate.” Then, Zeldin did something that a well-seasoned political pro would do: he realized he had more time left in his closing statement and went to town, pitching the listeners directly, plugging his campaign office number, his web site, even the name of the woman for volunteers to call.What he didn’t do is plug another debate. Zeldin’s campaign had said in a press release that the two candidates were to meet May 27 at the Southampton Full Gospel Church at 7 p.m. The Demos campaign said they’d never confirmed that date because “a debate organized, sponsored and moderated by Zeldin supporters is illegitimate.”This officially sanctioned encounter on the airwaves didn’t make for compelling radio—at least to this subjective listener—but what interesting optics, thanks to YouTube. If, for argument’s sake, the candidates were canines, Zeldin would be a Labrador itching to get up and go out—do anything but be obedient to his master’s order to “SIT!”—because he could barely contain himself under the radio show’s rules as his opponent ridiculed his record. And Demos would be like a Fox Terrier, eyeing his owner with the cunning certainty that if he waits long enough this silly human will reveal the treat he knows is there—and he’ll snatch it between his teeth.Let’s hope these two middle-aged men agree to hold at least one more debate for more residents of the First District to see first-hand before one of them faces the 63-year-old battle-tested incumbent in November.last_img read more

Cheaper oil may fuel credit union loan growth

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Consumers will have more money to spend on other things.by: Perc PinedaIncreased U.S. oil production, combined with falling oil demand in emerging markets and more uncertainty in the European Union, recently caused oil supplies to rise faster than demand. That pushed world oil prices to six-year lows.By mid-January the price of crude oil fell below $40 per barrel— a decline of more than 50% from year-ago levels. At the pump, this translated to a 35% slide in the price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline. Although gas prices have risen somewhat since, they remain well below the year-ago average.Oil, of course, is a key factor of production—both in the manufacturing and service sectors. So lower oil prices mean lower production costs and, by extension, more economic growth.That’s good news because there’s room for economic growth, and most labor markets, despite improvements, will take time before they’re completely healed. From a consumer perspective, energy price increases change consumer outlays (consumers drive the same distance to work every day) and leave less money available for discretionary spending (more gas expenditures mean fewer trips to the restaurant).Rising oil prices, therefore, don’t typically cause a big decline in overall consumer spending. They simply shift expenditures from one commodity to another. continue reading »last_img read more

Good Doctor’s Richard Schiff Hospitalized Amid COVID-19 Battle

first_imgListen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! – Advertisement – Hoping to heal. Richard Schiff shared an update about his health after revealing earlier this month that he and his wife, Sheila Kelley, had contracted the novel coronavirus.“Covid update. Thank you all for so much love and support. You’re making it so much easier for @thesheilakelley and me,” the Good Doctor star, 65, tweeted on Monday, November 16. “I am in the hospital on Remdesivir, O2 and steroids showing some improvement every day. Sheila is home and doing better but still fairly ill. Love you all.”- Advertisement – “Our discomfort because of the virus was pretty much done in two weeks and we had very different reactions, and that was odd,” he told The Guardian in July. “My wife lost her sense of taste and smell, she had severe nausea, she had a much higher fever than I did. I just had crippling body aches, I was very fatigued all the time and I couldn’t concentrate on anything for more than about 12 minutes.”Good Doctor Richard Schiff Hospitalized After Coronavirus DiagnosisRichard Schiff Rob Latour/ShutterstockAfter her COVID-19 diagnosis was revealed during a dramatic episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the Good American cofounder, 36, recalled the “heart-wrenching” feeling she had while forced to isolate from 2-year-old daughter True in order to keep the little one healthy“I don’t care about how beautiful of a place you have, being taken away from your child – because I couldn’t be around my daughter … is the hardest part,” Kardashian said during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in October. “It was so incredibly scary. It’s still scary, but especially then when the whole world was shutting down and we didn’t really have any information, or the information we had changed every single day.”- Advertisement – Less than one week earlier, the West Wing alum announced to his social media followers that he tested positive for COVID-19 and was eager to make a full recovery.Sheila Kelley Richard Schiff CoronavirusSheila Kelley and Richard Schiff Eric Charbonneau/Shutterstock“On Election Day I tested positive for Covid-19. This has been the most bizarre week of our lives,” he wrote via Twitter on November 10, also revealing his wife’s diagnosis. “This is tough. We are determined to find a way to health again. We root for everyone out there who are struggling with this thing. Love from here.”Schiff is one of many famous faces — including Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and Khloé Kardashian — to have been impacted by the global coronavirus pandemic since it began in March. Months after his battle with the rare virus, Hanks opened up about the unique ways he and Wilson, both 64, experienced their symptoms.- Advertisement –last_img read more