Community first responders need funds to save lives

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Facebook TAGSCommunityhealthLimerick City and Countylocal newsNews Previous articleGardaí using council CCTV test footage to investigate crimeNext articleBrexit boost as Shannon Estuary gets EU designation Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie A GROUP of Limerick volunteers who are helping the national ambulance service to save lives urgently need funds to buy essential equipment to give patients the best chance of survival.The Community First Responders (CFR) are a group of volunteers who are dispatched by the 999/112 National Ambulance Service to emergencies within their communities.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up They are all trained in CPR and other life-saving measures and they generally arrive at the scene of the emergency before the ambulance service because most of the volunteers “on call” live in the locality.The Ennis Road CFR are the only group in Limerick and they have been operating since last April. They cover an area from the Strand hotel to the Greenhills hotel and the surrounding residential estates.One of their volunteers, Noel Kerley, said that the main reason the group was set up was because they could see a need for it in the locality with an ageing population.“Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death in Ireland, accounting for 33 per cent of all deaths and early response is essential in helping to save some of those lives,” Mr Kerley added.Community First Responders are dispatched to cardiac arrests, adult chest pain (suspected heart attack), stroke and choking emergencies in their communities. Most responder groups have organised themselves to be “on call 24/7” to respond to these emergencies.“Because all of our ‘on call’ volunteers live locally, we generally arrive at the emergency call location before the paramedics and we carry out CPR and other life-saving measures until such time as the paramedics arrive,” Mr Kerley said.The normal time for an ambulance to arrive at the emergency address is 20 minutes, but it may take longer – depending on other emergency situations they are dealing with. This time delay may be life-threatening for some emergencies.While the Ennis Road CFR group is supported by the HSE and the National Ambulance Service, they do not get any funding to buy their own equipment, including AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) or to provide accredited training and purchase training equipment.This is why they are running a major fundraising day on this Thursday, December 20 in Dunnes Stores at the Jetland Shopping Centre on the Ennis Road.“We are appealing to the people living in the area to support our fundraising next Thursday because we need this money to help us to buy this essential equipment and also to provide ongoing accredited training for our volunteers,” Mr Kerley explained.by Mary [email protected] Print Limerick on Covid watch list Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Advertisement Linkedin Email Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students NewsLocal NewsCommunity first responders need funds to save livesBy Staff Reporter – December 23, 2018 1274 Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Local backlash over Aer Lingus threatlast_img read more

A Chill Briefing On The Events That Transpired At Tractorbear, The Disco Biscuits Tribute

first_imgTractorbear is an effort by four lifelong friends from New York City to replicate a bit of the magic and mystery that defined The Disco Biscuits in the band’s infancy, long before they had a namesake festival, sold out Red Rocks, built apps, or jammed with members of the Grateful Dead. This doesn’t mean their setlists are stuck in 1999 (far from it in fact — they busted out the Biscuits’ latest number ‘The Champions” as an encore the first gig they got after the Biscuits debuted it). Rather, Tractorbear inhabits the same sheerly experimental space that once characterized the Disco Biscuits, completely uninhibited by the expectations of an arena-sized audience and beholden only to their desire to put something completely original out there on stage during each performance.In classic Biscuits fashion, Tractorbear was booked to close down the night at The Hall At MP following performances by Uncle Ebeneezer and The Allmost Brothers’ Band, as well as a separate gig for the more electronically-inclined new side-project of Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein with the members of Break Science — Breaking Biscuits — over at Brooklyn Bowl. Hitting the stage a bit after 12:30, the band was obviously expected to deliver a dance party. Before the group got started, however, they brought Corey Feldman of Uncle Ebeneezer on stage and performed a one-off cover of Audioslave’s “Like A Stone” in memory of Chris Cornell, whose suicide at the end of the week broke the hearts of a lot of kids whose formative years were in the early aughts. The lyrics certainly took on a new heaviness in the light of his passing.Beginning now in earnest, the band led off with a calm and patient “Shelby Rose.” Some fans were still filtering in through the MP’s glass doors, and as a warm summer breeze wafted its way through the club, some couples began to glide to the dance floor hand-in-hand while other friends exchanged bear hugs in the middle of a welcoming and grinning audience. The song is one of naive, giddy affection, and the band delivers it as such. With lyrics that border on treacle over a soundscape of devilishly insistent building frenzy, it felt like both a celebration of a pristine springy day and a subtle nod to the potentialities of a long warm night. This more sinister vein was explored as the jam morphed into a ripping and rolling “Tempest,” a song that is more of one pure, drawn-out peak than anything else, with a grimy and insatiable energy to its synths from Steven Lasker that got the crowd jumping. The segment ended with the frenzied chaotic conclusion of “Shelby Rose,” delivered with aplomb from guitarist James Dellisanti and a roar from a crowd that was now invigorated and brimming with friends.Up next, Tractorbear switched into a full-throated delivery of some of the most high-energy songs in the Biscuits’ catalog. First up was a roaring “Munchkin Invasion,” whose complex and fascinating jam was anchored by the stellar percussive talents of Jason Cohen, who managed to keep the band on the same page through a song that really seems to have two speeds: fast and reckless abandon. From deep within a jungle-y jam, the band found its way out on the tips of Paulie Katz’s bass-slapping fingers, who guided them into an all-out dance party in the form of “Rock Candy.” A perfect song to end a set on, the band walked off the stage after the last “Now we both got two” exclamation and into an adoring audience.The second set began sometime around two a.m., but far from seeming enervated, the audience looked its most full and enthusiastic. Starting out softly again, the band eased its way into a jam characterized by Delissanti and Lasker’s teasing of Eiffel 65’s “I’m Blue.” The absurdity of it drew some laughs, but the band’s chops certainly weren’t lacking as they started to stretch it out. The freeform jam eventually resolved itself into the end of “Confrontation,” a triumphant bit of music that signaled the beginning of an inverted version of the song. Though it started with the band attacking the beat, by its conclusion, “Confrontation” had proven to be one of the more fully realized jam vehicles of the night, showing off the sort of playfulness that a judgement-free stage presence can foster.Up next was a brief detour through the most unexplored nether regions of The Disco Biscuits’ ample song selection: “Chilled Briefly,” a song that — to this correspondent’s knowledge — has only ever been played once before, at Camp Bisco 7. Up next was a standalone “Mulberry’s Dream,” whose reggae vibes, carefree lyricism, and impish joyfulness make it a summer night’s absolute essence. The last segment of the night saw the band leave it all out on the stage for their fans who had managed to stick it out until the wee hours. Starting with a rocking “M.E.M.P.H.I.S.,” the band accelerated into a vertiginous “Cyclone,” a song that still maintained the driving, gritty, techno flavor that characterized it when it was first debuted by JM2 (a supergroup/side project of the Biscuits from more than a decade ago). To close the set, they wove their way out into the end of “Digital Buddha,” showing off their more orchestral, classical flavor and wowing any jam-band fans that might have been unfamiliar with the sheer complexity of some of the Biscuits’ compositions.After a “World Is Spinning” encore, fans headed out into the morning hours with beaming eyes to the sky and hearts full of wonder. Here was a band performing the songs of their idols, re-cast by their own hands and with their own tweaks on them. Up next for Tractorbear will be a show on June 17th at American Beauty in midtown, where they’ll debut a full set of their own originals, as well as perform another set of Biscuity goodness. We’ll see you there![Cover photo via Tractorbear’s Facebook page]Setlist: Tractorbear | The Hall at MP | New York, NY | 5/19/2017Set One: Like a Stone*. Shelby Rose > Tempest > Shelby Rose, Munchkin Invasion (unf) > Rock CandySet Two: Jam** > Confrontation (><) > Chilled Briefly, Mulberry’s Dream, MEMPHIS (unf) > Cyclone > Digital Buddha (end only)Encore: World is Spinning* = Audioslave cover. Featuring Corey Corey J. Feldman of Uncle Ebeneezer.** – With “I’m Blue” teaseslast_img read more

Prepare your credit union for digital disruption at NAFCU’s CEOs and Senior Executives Conference

first_img 30SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr “Most companies are simply not designed to survive.”-Opening Keynote Speaker Mike WalshWe’re in the midst of a second digital revolution—and it’s loaded with forces that will disrupt your credit union in a big way. Learn what you need to tackle these forces head-on, and even take advantage of them, during the powerful sessions at NAFCU’s CEOs and Senior Executives Conference. View the agenda now!Napa, California—mostly untouched by recent fires—will be host to this special event just for you and your high-level peers. And NAFCU has added more content and more one-of-a-kind Napa networking experiences to make this year’s event more relevant to your needs than ever before.In fact, amazing things will happen at this event packed with the country’s foremost credit union leaders.You’ll:Gain insight into tomorrow’s most impactful forces with keynote Mike Walsh, so your credit union can thrive amidst upcoming technological changesExplore research analysis to help you determine which business and tech trends will matter most to your credit unionDiscover how to build more sustainable business success with closing keynote John Spence, who’ll discuss how to deliver more value to your membersGet details on emerging opportunities in digital payments, interchange maximization, auto lending, and member serviceBuild your network of credit union CEOs and senior executives via tastings and tours that take advantage of America’s premier wine regionStay at the breathtaking Meritage Resort & Spa, set among nine acres of stunning vineyardIt’s all part of a robust agenda designed to help you build a more successful, sustainable credit union.Want a jump-start on the fresh ideas? Get John Spence’s eBook FREE now! Letters to a CEO is full of highly powerful ideas that can dramatically impact your credit union and career.Save $200 when you register by Feb 23 with code CEOSAVINGSlast_img read more

Betty Yorn

first_imgBetty S. Yorn 59, of Milan passed away November 16, 2017 at The Waters of Batesville.   Betty was born Sunday May 11, 1958 the daughter of Cecil and Una Faye (Short) Spurlock. She was a member of the Bridge of Hope Church.  She had worked for Deufol as a packer for many years.  Betty enjoyed playing Bingo, crafts, cooking, baking and spending time with her family.Betty is survived by companion: Kelly Yorn of Milan; sons: Sid (Paula) Yorn Holton; Josh (Jennifer) Yorn of Aurora; daughter: Ashley Mullins of North Bend, Ohio; step-father: Jim Johnson of Sunman; Father: Cecil Spurlock of Milan; brothers: Dencil Spurlock of Moores Hill; Jimmy Johnson of Sunman; sisters: Pam Sloan of Batesville; Denis Simms of Milan; Jean Parrish of Illinois.  7 Grandchildren and 6 Great-Grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her mother; two sisters: Carol Lamberth and Denise Spurlock and grandaughter Kaybree Mullins.Funeral services for Betty will be at 11 AM Tuesday November 21, 2017 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home with Pastor Doug Norman officiating.    Visitation will also be Tuesday 9-11AM at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Family. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 707 South Main Street PO Box 243, Milan In 47031, 812-654-2141. Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave any online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

Nic Coward set to become England Golf’s first independent Chair

first_img23 Mar 2017 Nic Coward set to become England Golf’s first independent Chair Nic Coward will become the first independent Chair of England Golf after his appointment is ratified at the annual general meeting on 12 April, 2017.  He was selected after a rigorous appointment process which considered a number of high-calibre candidates for the role. For the past year, Nic has been the independent chairman of the England Golf Partnership, whose key roles are being taken on by England Golf. In a 20-year career at the top levels of British sport, Nic has been the General Secretary of the Premier League, the chief executive of the British Horseracing Authority, joint chief executive of the Football Association and a director of Wembley Stadium.  He has also been a non-executive director of the FA, was treasurer of the CCPR (now the Sport and Recreation Alliance) and first chair of the global Sports Rights Owners Coalition. He now consults to a number of sports and entertainment businesses in the UK and around the world, as well as non-executive roles away from sport. Nic said: “Golf in England has a huge amount to be proud of, from Olympic gold to huge impact in communities across the country. There is great work going on at every level of the game. What is really exciting is the opportunity to do even more, to get more people playing, more often.” Nick Pink, England Golf Chief Executive, said: “I am delighted to welcome Nic as Chair of England Golf. Nic has been working closely with us already and has a good understanding of what we do as an organisation. I believe his background and strong networks will significantly help England Golf and I look forward to working with Nic in the future.” England Golf is the governing body for amateur golf in England and was formed in 2012 by a merger of the English Golf Union and the English Women’s Golf Association.last_img read more

Tenino COVID-19 Relief Grant Applications Now Being Accepted

first_imgFacebook18Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of TeninoThe City of Tenino has just received the Wooden Scrip that forms the basis of the City’s COVID-19 Relief Grant Program and is now accepting applications for award of the grant.The grant is open to any Tenino resident who can prove economic hardship as a result of either having contracted COVID-19, or because their income was reduced as a result of the COVID-19 response mandated by State authorities.  The amount of the grant will be determined according to the Federal Poverty Level Guidelines.  The maximum amount available under the grant is $300 per household, per month.  Grants will be awarded until either the emergency is declared to be over, or when all grant funding ($10,000.00) has been exhausted.Grant guidelines and applications are available on the City’s website.last_img read more