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Extraordinary Laois woman set for Late Late Show appearance

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp TAGSColette ByrneThe Late Late Show “You wonder, ‘Oh my God, what is going on?’ and you are also afraid as well.“You are afraid of the next thing. There is fear and there is loss and sorrow.“So just to know from others that yes, you can survive this, life does get better.“It will be slow, but that is ok. It is ok to grieve, ok to feel those emotions.”Widow.ie is open 24/7 to all ages and there is nearly always someone coming and going at different times of the day and late evenings.SEE ALSO – Women in Sport: The captain going for school’s All-Ireland glory – Erone Fitzpatrick Pinterest Extraordinary Laois woman set for Late Late Show appearance By LaoisToday Reporter – 29th March 2019 Facebook Twitter Home News Community Extraordinary Laois woman set for Late Late Show appearance NewsCommunity Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA center_img GAA Pic. Robbie Reynolds An incredible Laois woman who channelled her grief into something positive for thousands of people is set to appear on the Late Late Show tonight.Ballinakill woman Colette Byrne launched widow.ie after the loss of her husband Peter Byrne.Peter was killed at the age of 32 in a road accident in Wolfhill, Laois, in August 2008. Their daughter was only three years old at the time.Widow.ie is an online self-help resource where widows, widowers and bereaved life partners can all contribute.Her first Christmas without her husband was spent both grieving for him and learning how to setup a website. Now, up to 200 people a day visit the forum.She picked up the ‘Everyday Hero’ prize at the Rehab awards last year.Speaking to Midlands 103, Colette says she wants to encourage people to understand it’s okay to grieve.She said: “It is normal, the pain that you go through. Because you do doubt yourself. Previous articleIn Pictures: Barrowhouse GAA mark centenary year with new jersey and memorabiliaNext articleMy Club and I: Roisin Kilmartin (St Brigid’s Camogie club) LaoisToday Reporter 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin GAA Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results last_img read more

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The Mind and Body House – new yoga and fitness studio now open in Abbeyleix

first_img Facebook WhatsApp News Twitter TAGSAbbeyleixLaura KirwanMind and Body HouseStuart Fidler RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date The Mind and Body House – new yoga and fitness studio now open in Abbeyleix Abbeyleix has a new yoga and fitness studio which opened its doors to the community in October 2019.It is a self-fulfilling dream of husband and wife team Stuart Fidler and Laura Kirwan, which was first imagined during a conversation between Stu and Laura on their honeymoon.They had both long shared a passion for health and wellness so the idea to turn that passion into a business made complete and exciting sense to them.Four years later and their dream has become a reality. They have created a space that supports people in achieving their health and fitness goals.Stu is the group class fitness instructor and personal trainer at the Mind and Body House.His passion for health and wellbeing, in particular nutrition and physical fitness, assists people to optimize their own personal health and fitness goals by improving on individual lifestyle choices.Stu’s own health and wellbeing journey has included the challenges that many people face and his approach to health is in recognising the value of incremental gains – the smallest changes will inevitably lead to bigger and more sustained health improvements in the long term.Laura teaches yoga at the Mind and Body House. Her classes combine yoga postures with everyday functional movements to create classes that invite students to connect with their bodies through breath and movement.Her classes include Golden Years Yoga for over 50’s students, beginner’s yoga, gentle candlelight yoga and the studio’s specialty Hot Yoga classes.Hot Yoga classes are practiced in the purposely built studio with infrared heat panels which improve circulation and maintain a consistent temperature throughout your workout.All the Mind and Body House yoga classes are designed to give students an overall body stretch so they leave the studio feeling more relaxed yet energised. Definitely an experience worth trying for both beginners and seasoned yogi’s alike.Practicing yoga and movement has also contributed to Laura’s evolution in health and wellness.She noticed how her own practice enabled her to connect with her own body, leading to a greater awareness of her own lifestyle choices and essentially making better choices when it came to diet and activity.Laura and Stu work through their core belief that movement is medicine.Whichever class you choose, the intention behind all classes at the Mind and Body House is that you leave feeling good.Lockers and shower rooms as well as plenty of parking available on site.For bookings, questions or to learn more about schedule of classes you can drop in for a chat or contact:Laura via WhatsApp, text or phone on 085 208-5197Facebook Messenger – The Mind and Body House AbbeyleixInstagram –  @themindandbodyhouseabbeyleixOnline –  Themindandbodyhouse.ie on the scheduleAddress – Ballinakill Road, Abbeyleix R32 H3K8SEE ALSO – Check out the dedicated jobs section on LaoisToday Electric Picnic Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Electric Picnic Previous articleLaois couple make Sunday Independent 2020 Rich ListNext articleTalking Sport Podcast: Penalties, storms, black cards and U-20 controversy LaoisToday Reporter Home Sponsored The Mind and Body House – new yoga and fitness studio now… Sponsored By LaoisToday Reporter – 18th February 2020 Pinterest Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

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ITU Requests North Korean Help on GPS

first_img AvatarOh Yun Ju News By Oh Yun Ju – 2012.06.18 11:34am Facebook Twitter News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China SHARE ITU Requests North Korean Help on GPScenter_img News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR An investigation into GPS disturbance felt in the west of the Korean Peninsula between April and May has led the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to request North Korean assistance.Sanjay Acharya, ITU’s head of PR revealed the news on Saturday, saying, “We have given a warning to North Korea about disturbing the operation of aircraft and vessels in South Korea. We have also requested emergency cooperation to find the source of the jamming suffered by South Korean base stations.”North Korea is a member of both the ITU and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).RFA, which reported the news, added that disturbance was experienced by 609 aircraft from 10 different South Korean companies, and 48 aircraft from 22 different U.S., Japan and Chinese companies. There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News last_img read more

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Extensive Rehabilitation Work Underway at Hope Gardens

first_imgExtensive Rehabilitation Work Underway at Hope Gardens UncategorizedJuly 4, 2007 Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of State for Agriculture and Lands, Victor Cummings has outlined a number of works that have, and will be undertaken as part of the extensive rehabilitation of the Hope Botanical Gardens and Zoo.These include the Shell Band Stand, which was rehabilitated and re-opened in May. Mr. Cummings who was making his contribution to the 2007/08 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives yesterday (July 3) informed that the Fountain Garden was redesigned and is close to completion. Meanwhile, work on the entry plaza to the zoo, and the construction of bathroom and stalls, is nearing completion. Plans are also being made to restore the Sunken Garden and to establish a Pavilion Garden, a Parrot Cage and a crocodile exhibit through a grant of $18,484,974.09 from the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF).A hardening – off shade house will be constructed for the purpose of growing tissue culture plants. Funding of approximately $2.8 million was secured from the European Union through Jamaica Trade and Invest (JAMPRO).In addition the restoration of Cinchona Gardens will be financed in the sum of $13 million through the TEF.The restoration work will include renovation of buildings, establishment of a plant nursery, development of a camp site, and the rehabilitation of hiking trails in the garden. RelatedExtensive Rehabilitation Work Underway at Hope Gardenscenter_img RelatedExtensive Rehabilitation Work Underway at Hope Gardens RelatedExtensive Rehabilitation Work Underway at Hope Gardenslast_img read more

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The 21 new vehicles that make their owners happiest

first_img Runners up:Nissan Titan and Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra A thorough refresh saw the 2017 Audi A4 sport sedan move to a new, longer platform shared with the Q7 crossover. The four-door is offered in Komfort, Progressiv and Technik trims.Runners up:Infiniti Q60 and BMW 4 SeriesMidsize car: Nissan AltimaCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22017 Nissan Altima Trending in Canada Hyundai’s upstart Genesis brand has beaten old-money rivals such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi in a wide-ranging U.S. study of how happy owners are with their brand new vehicles. And Cadillac and Lincoln topped Lexus and Jaguar in the same study of 70,000 purchasers and lessees of new, 2017 model-year vehicles surveyed after 90 days of ownership.J.D. Power’s 2017 APEAL study asked purchasers how gratifying their new vehicle was to them, taking into account 77 attributes ranging from performance to execution to layout. Porsche, as it has for 13 consecutive years, ranked highest among brands, ahead of the No. 2 marque, Genesis, while Mini scored best in the non-luxury category. Chrysler ranked as the most improved brand.“Many automakers are getting better and better at giving consumers what they want in a vehicle,” said Dave Sargent, vice president, global automotive at J.D. Power in a release. “One clear reason is that non-premium vehicles are increasingly offering technology and safety features found in premium vehicles.” advertisement Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” It’s no surprise the Audi A3 and BMW 2 Series tied: both are extremely competent and fun to drive cars. The 2-Series, either as a 230i and M240i, delivers great performance. And the A3, refreshed for 2017, comes in four models: A3 sedan, A3 cabriolet, S3 sedan and the e-tron Sportback plug-in hybrid.Runner up:BMW i3Compact car: Mini Cooper ClubmanCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22016 Mini Cooper S Clubman COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS All new for 2017, Honda’s CR-V gained a much improved interior and styling to become Canada’s second most popular small SUV, behind the Toyota RAV4. New for 2017 is an optional turbocharged engine.Runners up: Nissan Rogue and Buick EnvisionCompact premium SUV: Porsche MacanCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Porsche Macan The Ford F-150, Canada’s favourite truck and best-selling vehicle overall, won the hearts of buyers with an aluminum body, smart interior and range of engine options, including two turbocharged V6 options – one a 2.7L, the other a 3.5L now with 470 lb.-ft. of torque. Based on the Audi Q5 platform, the Porsche Macan is available in base form for $54,100 and with four-cylinder engine, or the mightier Macan S, GTS or Turbo with six-cylinder power. All-wheel drive and Porsche’s PDK double-clutch transmission are standard.Runners up: Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class and BMW X3.Midsize SUV: Nissan MuranoCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22017 Nissan Murano New for 2017, the second-generation Honda Ridgeline gains far better styling, along with higher levels performance, cargo hauling and towing capabilities than before – up to 2,268 kilograms, or 5,000 pounds.Runners up:GMC Canyon and Chevrolet ColoradoMinivan: Chrysler PacificaCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22017 Chrysler Pacifica See More Videos The venerable Porsche 911, a car that’s been loved since the first model in 1964, repeats its victory in this study for the 13th year running. And why not? It truly is a driver’s car in every way, answering the call for quality, durability, performance and luxury at a price that’s far below other cars of comparable pedigree.Runner up: NoneLarge car: Kia CadenzaCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22017 Kia Cadenza Car Review: 2017 Audi S3 Technik Handout / Honda Trending Videos The third Porsche to take a top spot in the study, the Cayenne comes in no less than eight configurations, from the base model at $69,600 to the Turbo S at $182,600.Runners up: Audi Q7, BMW X5Midsize pickup: Honda RidgelineCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22017 Honda Ridgeline Like the Tahoe on which it is based, the Cadillac Escalade was also new in 2015. The fourth-generation truck received a more luxurious cabin, higher level of fit-and-finish, and active noise cancellation.Runners-up: Infiniti QX80 and Mercedes-Benz GLS-ClassLarge light-duty pickup: Ford F-150Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Ford F-150 with the 3.5-litre EcoBoost engine ‹ Previous Next › RELATED TAGS2 Series3 Door911A3A4AltimaAudiBMWBoltCadenzaCadillacCayenneChallengerChevroletChryslerClubmanContinentalCR-VDodgeEscaladeF-150FordHondaKiaLincolnMacanMINIMuranoNiroNissanPacificaPorscheRidgelineTahoeX1X5NewsAudi A3Audi A4Audi A7Audi AGAudi e-tronAudi Q5Audi Q7Automotive EnginesAutomotive ReviewsAutomotive TechnologyBMW AGBMW i3BMW X1BMW X3BMW X5Cadillac EscaladeCanadaCars and Car DesignChevrolet CamaroChevrolet ColoradoChevrolet SilveradoChevrolet SonicChevrolet TahoeChrysler LLCChrysler PacificaCulture and LifestyleDave SargentDerek McNaughtonDodge ChallengerDodge ChargerDodge DurangoDr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AGFord F-150General Motors CorporationGMC CanyonGMC SierraGMC YukonHonda AccordHonda CivicHonda CR-VHonda Motor Co. Ltd.Honda RidgelineHyundai EntourageHyundai Motor CompanyJ.D. Power and AssociatesJaguar Cars Ltd.Kia NiroKia OptimaKia SportageLexus Motor CompanyLincoln ContinentalLuxury and Exotic CarsMercedes-Benz International Inc.MINI ClubmanMINI CooperNissan AltimaNissan MaximaNissan MuranoNissan RogueNissan TitanPassenger CarsPickup TrucksPorsche 911Porsche CayennePorsche MacanRange Rover EvoqueScience and TechnologySedansSports CarsSubaru OutbackSUVs and CrossoversTechnologyToyota RAV4Toyota YarisUnited StatesVolkswagen JettaVolvo S90 When Ford builds a luxury car that’s good enough to tie Audi, the long-time segment leader, we know times have changed. Only available with AWD in Canada, the new Lincoln Continental gets a twin-turbo 3.0L V6 engine that produces 400 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. The Audi A7 gets a supercharged 3.0-litre V6 with 333 horsepower and 325 lb.-ft of torque.Runner up:Volvo S90Midsize premium sports car: Porsche 911Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22017 Porsche 911 4S Able to tow an impressive 3,900 kilograms, Chevrolet’s Tahoe was new in 2015 and has seen a number of technology enhancements since, including 4G Wifi connectivity. All Tahoes get smooth ride suspension system, while top tier LTZ models benefit from GM’s Magnetic Ride Control.Runner up:GMC YukonLarge premium SUV: Cadillac EscaladeCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Cadillac Escalde New from the ground up on an all-new platform, the Chrysler Pacifica delivers a decent ride, enormous space and a quiet, comfortable interior. A hybrid version – the first for a minivan – is also available.Runners up: NoneLarge SUV: Chevrolet TahoeCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Not quite an SUV and not quite a hatchback, the Kia Niro hybrid crossover starts at just under $25,000 in Canada. Power comes from a 1.6-litre direct-injected four-cylinder engine teamed with an electric motor and a 1.56 kWh lithium-ion battery, for a total of 139 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque.Runners up:Buick Encore and Kia Sportage.Small premium SUV: BMW X1Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2BMW X1 Longer, wider and higher than its predecessor, the third-generation Mini Cooper gets a 134-horsepower, 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine. Meanwhile, the Cooper S comes with a 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder, with 189 horsepower and 207 lb.-ft. of torque.Runner up: NoneCompact premium car Audi A4Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22017 Audi A4 Unique styling helps set the Nissan Murano apart, even though it’s received few changes since 2015 outside some interior and technology enhancements. Power comes from a 260-horsepower, 3.5L V6 connected to a continuously variable transmission feeding the front-wheels or an intuitive all-wheel drive setup.Runners up: Dodge Durango and Subaru OutbackMidsize premium SUV: Porsche CayenneCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Porsche Cayenne S Diesel Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 The Chevrolet Bolt, Honda CR-V and Porsche 911 are just some of the highest-ranking vehicles in J.D. Power’s latest APEAL survey. Unchanged from the 2016 model, the Nissan Altima is a favourite of the rental fleet and for good reason: it does most things very well. Starting at $23,998, the Altima also comes in an array of models to meet a range of budgets.Runners up:Honda Accord and Kia OptimaMidsize sports car: Dodge ChallengerCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Dodge Challenger Demon Starting at $27,490, the second-generation Mini Cooper Clubman gets larger dimensions and two real doors for rear-seat passengers. An all-wheel-drive system is available for base and S models.Runners up:Honda Civic and Volkswagen JettaCompact sports car: Mini CooperCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22017 Mini Cooper S PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca The second-generation 2017 Kia Cadenza brings higher levels of luxury, technology and convenience along with a bolder design to go with a revised 3.3-litre V6 that’s good for 290 horsepower and 253 lb.-ft. of torque.Runners up:Nissan Maxima and Dodge ChargerSmall SUV: Kia NiroCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Kia Niro The electric Chevrolet Bolt, which currently has a long wait list in Canada, sets benchmarks for affordable, long-range EV driving, with a propulsion system offering more than 380 kilometres of range. Prices start at $42,800 before rebates.Runners up:Chevrolet Sonic and Toyota YarisRELATEDvolt/auto-news/news/bolt-vs-volt”>Sibling rivalry: Chevrolet Bolt vs. Chevrolet Volt A range of colours, a range of engines – from fuel saving to monstrously powerful – and a wide variety of trims set the Dodge Challenger apart with unmistakable styling that still looks fresh even though the basic design is years old.Runner up:Chevrolet CamaroMidsize premium car: Audi A7, Lincoln Continental (tie)Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22017 Lincoln Continental Small premium car: Audi A3, BMW 2 Series (tie)Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22017 Audi A3 sedan We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. According to J.D. Power, these were the highest-ranked vehicles by segment:Small car: Chevrolet BoltCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22017 Chevrolet Bolt Starting at $40,300 in Canada, the BMW X1 xDrive 28i comes with standard AWD. A new 228-horsepwoer, 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 258 lb.-ft. of torque is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission.Runner up: Range Rover EvoqueCompact SUV: Honda CR-VCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22017 Honda CR-Vlast_img read more

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New Dodge Challenger ACR rumours suggest two flavours, limited run

first_img We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. In fact, we may see a brace of ACR models, one with the 392 Hemi; and another with the 797-horsepower nuclear reactor currently residing in the Hellcat Redeye. This makes a modicum of sense, since ACRs generally find use on the track, and several amateur racing classes prohibit the use of power adders like a supercharger.Challengers, no matter the model, are exceeded in density only by various black holes in outer space. It makes sense, then, that the Challenger ACR apparently has a target weight of less than 4,000 pounds. For comparison, a Challenger Hellcat weighs almost 4,500 pounds.Stripping that much mass out of a car will require ingenuity and more than a few lightweight materials. Dodge has the former in spades, but the latter costs money, something at a premium for the company (and all automakers, given global events). Hints suggest that means a high price and a very limited production run.RELATED New Dodge Challenger rumoured to be sold alongside current one Trending Videos See More Videos Dodge’s latest Special Edition celebrates 50 years of ChallengerThe development team is allegedly benchmarking the Viper ACR, a machine which set a 7:01.67 lap time – shockingly close to the contemporary Lamborghini Huracán Performante – at the Nürburgring Nordscheleife thanks to massive downforce produced by an all-new aerodynamic body kit which included a towering rear wing. This differed from the Time Attack (TA) models, which literally attacked time by wearing natty corner splitters and a carbon-fibre decklid spoiler. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car evercenter_img RELATED TAGSChallengerDodgeCoupeNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesacrChallengerDodgeNon-LuxuryViper The existence of a Challenger ACR would be an excellent foil to the Shelby GT500 and Camaro ZL1 1LE. It should also tide Mopar fans over until a refreshed Challenger finally comes to market, at a date that’s reportedly been pushed back due to the pandemic. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Fans of the Dodge brand know when the trio of consonants ‘A,’ ‘C,’ and ‘R’ get strung together, the nation’s racetracks become awash with a special breed of car from the speed gang in Auburn Hills. The latest vehicle rumoured to earn new ACR stripes? The two-door Challenger, of course.Rumours of this trim have been floating around since last year but reports from the knowledgeable nerds at Allpar put this news back to the fore. According to their source, now delivering updated specifics, the Challenger ACR would shed weight and gain grip.[UPDATE 04/06/2020: A spokesperson for Dodge told Autoweek that a Dodge Challenger ACR is, in fact, not happening and that the rumours are completely untrue. Our original story, with the now-debunked rumours, continues below.] last_img read more

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CU-Boulder Wardenburg Health Center Issues Precautions To Students About Norovirus Outbreak In Residence Halls

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Health officials at the University of Colorado at Boulder said today that the campus is experiencing an outbreak of norovirus and is recommending precautionary measures for students and extra cleaning in certain sections of campus residence halls. Norovirus causes nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramping. About 35 students have been seen at Wardenburg Health Center with these symptoms since Oct. 26, said Wardenburg Director Robert Cranny. Because most of the students reporting symptoms live in campus residence halls, food poisoning initially was suspected as a cause. However, an investigation by Wardenburg staff and Boulder County Public Health found that norovirus, which is highly contagious, is the cause of the outbreak. “Although the norovirus is not life threatening, it does spread easily,” said Cranny. “For that reason we are taking every precaution to notify students via flyers, email messages and residence hall meetings so that we can stop the spread of the virus.” In addition to educating students and residence hall staff, custodial staff in the residence halls will conduct extra cleaning of residence hall restrooms. They also will take additional precautions to prevent the spread of the virus among themselves, wearing masks, gloves and goggles for the next two weeks until the outbreak subsides, Cranny said. Students are being urged to practice frequent hand washing. The virus can become airborne and then ingested in saliva or can be spread from countertops and areas around toilets. Residence halls will stock more cleaning supplies so that students can clean areas immediately if they or their roommates become sick. Additional trash bags also are being issued to assist students and residence hall staff with proper disposal after cleaning. Employees who become sick also are being asked to stay home for 72 hours after symptoms have passed because they can remain contagious. Residence hall advisors planned to meet at 2 p.m. today for instructions on how to handle the outbreak and to discuss preventative efforts and education of residence hall students. To help prevent spreading the norovirus and becoming ill, students and staff are being advised to: * wash hands frequently after using the bathroom, before preparing food, before touching the mouth or eating, and after preparing food * flush away vomitus in toilets and disinfect the area afterward using a bleach-based cleaner; when using trash bins, remove and dispose of the liner, making sure not to spread vomitus * remove and wash contaminated clothing or bed linens, using soap and hot water * not share food with people who have been sick and not to offer to share food if you have been sick * don’t work in a food service establishment until 72 hours after symptoms of the illness have passed * carefully wash fruits and vegetables before eating For more information please contact Boulder County Public Health at (303) 413-7503 or see the Centers for Disease Control Web site: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/revb/gastro/norovirus.htm. Published: Nov. 3, 2004 last_img read more

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Afternoon Brief, August 28

first_imgSubscribe to the Afternoon Brief Pinterest Linkedin Trending Story:How Metallica Secretly Filmed a Concert at a Sonoma WineryWalkers along Sonomas Denmark Road at sunset on Aug. 10 wouldn’t have believed what they were seeing had they even known to look…Today’s News:Vineyard Workers Face Unhealthy ChoicesCoping with fires and the Covid pandemic has farmworkers facing a terrible choice…Crop Insurance Gets New Tools for Wine Smoke TaintThe ability of growers to recoup some of their financial losses from grapes took a significant step forward this week as new research came to light on effective testing methods for wine taint, the elusive result when, like recent weeks, fires ravage wine country…Fires in California Wine Country: Latest as 2020 Harvest Gets UnderwayMany wineries have been bringing in their first grapes of the 2020 vintage, with some conducting extra checks for signs of smoke taint, as firefighters reported progress in their efforts to contain large wildfires in northern California…Wineries Preparing for Harvest Watching Hurricane Laura’s Remnants and Hoping the Rain, Wind Move Through QuicklyBird Damage Reduction Strategies in ViticultureIf You Can Serve Them, Customers Are Eager to BuyHow You Can Help Texas Wines in These Trying Times #SaveTexasWineriesSommCon Brings Live and Recorded Educational Sessions to Beverage Professionals and Enthusiasts Through a Weeklong Virtual SummitRNDC Expands Partnership with VistaarWorst-Performing Bordeaux Labels in 2020 – So FarLabbé: Chilean Wine Needs Stricter RegulationsU.S. Becomes Top Market for New Zealand WinesSeeing the Value in Imagery: Few Australian Winegrape Growers Use Aerial Imagery TechnologySuccess Story: How ‘Designing for Delivery’ Helps a Denver Retailer Drive SalesWine Industry Sales Symposium, Sept. 2-3, 2020:State of the Wholesale ChannelSeptember 2, 9 – 9:50AM (PT) – WebinarThe COVID-19 Impact on Managing Trade & Media Relations: Changes That Are Here to StaySeptember 2, 10 – 10:50AM (PT) – WebinarThrough the Distributors Eyes: Advice from the FieldSeptember 2, 11AM – 12PM (PT) – WebinarState of the Direct Channel; What the Top Performers Are Doing DifferentlySeptember 3, 9 – 9:50AM (PT) – WebinarTop 5 Wine Consumer Engagement Strategies 2020 and BeyondSeptember 3, 10 – 10:50AM (PT) – WebinarHow to Sustain Sales Without Tasting Room VisitorsSeptember 3, 11AM – 12PM (PT) – WebinarWineIndustry.Jobs:Marketing AssociateColumbus Wine and Spirits – Amityville, New York, USATasting Room ManagerColdani Family Winery and Olive Ranch – Lodi, CA, USAServerWilson Artisan Wineries – Healdsburg, CA, USAMore Wine Industry Jobs…Feature Your Job Listing in the Afternoon BriefTop Stories of the Week:Smoke Taint Looms Large for California WineWine Industry Embracing Technology and Innovation to Drive SalesWineries Harvest While Wine Country BurnsCrop Insurance Fears for Smoke-Hit VineyardsThose California Wildfires Are Not Destroying the Harvest – Not by a Long ShotWalla Walla Valley Voted ‘America’s Best Wine Region’ in the 2020 USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice AwardsNapa, North Bay Growers Face a Softened, Fluid Market for Premium GrapesCalifornia Fires Grow to Historic HeightsJackson Family Wines Buys Giant Steps WineryA Wine Geek’s Guide to Pinot Noir Clones Around the WorldAlisos Canyon in Santa Barbara Approved as AVADid Scientists Discover a Hangover Cure?Was There Wine in America Before Europeans?Canned Wine Sales Growth Lag Behind Pre-COVID Rates2020 Wine Country Fire Relief Fund Kicks Off TAGSDrizlyJackson Family WinesMetallicanielsenRepublic National Distributing CompanySommConVisit Walla WallaVistaar Technologies Email Facebook ReddItcenter_img Home Afternoon Brief Afternoon Brief, August 28Afternoon BriefAfternoon Brief, August 28By Editor – August 28, 2020 172 0 Previous articleMiller Family Wine Company Welcomes Tommy Gaeta as Director of MarketingNext articleCanada’s Geoffrey Moss Passes Institute of Masters of Wine Examination and Has Earned the Title Master of Wine Editor Twitter Share Subscribe to the Afternoon BriefAdvertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Caribbean Countries Seek to Increase FDIs

first_imgRelatedCaribbean Countries Seek to Increase FDIs FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Fourteen Caribbean countries are currently participating in a three-day regional workshop in Jamaica, through which the World Bank hopes to assist in promoting foreign direct investments (FDI) in the region.FDI is investment of foreign assets in domestic structures, equipment and organisations. The workshop, which began Wednesday (October 20) at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston, aims at enhancing the facilitation capabilities of investment promotion agencies across the region, by upgrading skills and systems.It will also help agencies to develop institution-specific action plans for strengthening their enquiry handling and upgrading their websites. Assistance will be provided by the Investment Climate Advisory Services of the World Bank Group, which helps governments implement reforms to improve their business environment and encourage and retain investments.President of JAMPRO, Sancia Bennett-Templer, said that the training sessions will have a significant impact on the efficiency and effectiveness of investment promotion agencies in the region.Citing a 2010 World Bank report, Mrs. Bennett-Templer said that, as the world begins to recover from the effects of the global recession, investment facilitation will become of paramount importance to securing inward foreign direct investment, especially as it relates to the facilitation and approvals process and the acceleration of project permits and licences.She said she was thankful the workshop will offer practical training and guidance in the facilitation of investments.Senior Investment Promotion Advisor at CAIPA, Dixie Rampersad-Pfister, noted that as most of the countries in the Caribbean try to attract FDI with limited resources, there is more need to retool and sharpen techniques of investment attraction in a globally competitive environment.Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Reginald Budhan, noted that given the small economies, market size and lack of resource base, which make developing countries and small member states less attractive to investors, investment promotion officers will have to be more aggressive and effective to lure FDIs into their respective economies.Investment Promotion Officer, Investment Climate Advisory Services, World Bank group, Celia Ortega-Sotes, noted that 80 per cent of the countries in the world miss investment opportunities, because they do not respond to investors who knock on their doors.She lamented that investors who are seeking information to put together a business plan to make a decision on where to locate investments are not finding that information, although the countries have investment promotion agencies which put much effort into promoting the country.In the Caribbean, investors have a 50/50 chance of getting a response to a project inquiry, she said. She also pointed out that because there is a worldwide downturn, the region has to make a greater effort to capture those that are active.“We hope that at the end of the three days, you will leave this room feeling that you have the skills to capture more projects and provide effective facilitation,” she concluded.The workshop was put on by Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), the International Finance Corporation (IFC) – a member of the Work Bank Group, and the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA), under the theme “Winning FDI Through Effective Facilitation: Global Investment Promotion Benchmarking at Work”. It was designed to transfer IFC’s technical expertise and explore international best practices, as well as promote regional co-operation.It brought together representatives from Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Belize, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago. Caribbean Countries Seek to Increase FDIs CommerceOctober 22, 2010 RelatedCaribbean Countries Seek to Increase FDIscenter_img RelatedCaribbean Countries Seek to Increase FDIs Advertisementslast_img read more

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Langer shoots ‘stressless’ 65, leads by two in N.C.

first_imgCARY, N.C. – Bernhard Langer shot a 7-under 65 in windy conditions Friday to take a two-stroke lead in the Champions Tour’s SAS Championship. The 58-year-old German star had seven birdies in a bogey-free round at Prestonwood Country Club. He won the Senior Players Championship in June for his 24th victory on the 50-and-over tour. “It was great not to make any bogeys because there’s lots of opportunities to make bogeys,” said Langer, the 2012 winner at Prestonwood. “I got off to a nice start with two birdies right away. I played some solid golf, hit a lot of fairways, hit a lot of greens and gave myself some opportunities. “I never really struggled for par. It was stressless golf in a sense where I just kept the ball in play and took my chances and made the odd putt here and there.” Gene Sauers, John Riegger and Scott Dunlap shot 67, and Kenny Perry was another stroke back along with Tom Lehman, Duffy Waldorf, Kevin Sutherland, Rod Spittle, Greg Kraft and Olin Browne. “It’s one of the windier days I’ve played out here, so it was a challenge right out of the box,” Waldorf said. Langer is third in the Charles Schwab Cup points race, 388 points behind leader Colin Montgomerie and Jeff Maggert with four events left. Montgomerie was tied for 17th after a 70, and Maggert was tied for 36th after a 72. The tournament winner will get 315 points. Langer is trying to become the first three-time Cup winner after taking the season titles in 2010 and 2014. Langer skipped the last Champions Tour event in September at Pebble Beach to play in the European Open at a course he designed in Germany. “The goal is to draw closer to the two guys or maybe even pass them, but that’s a big challenge,” Langer said about Montgomerie and Maggert. “They’re both very good golfers. They’ve had fantastic years. So, it’s not going to be easy, but today was a good start.” Maggert has a tour-high four victories this year, winning major titles in the Regions Tradition and U.S. Senior Open. Montgomerie successfully defended his title in the Senior PGA Championship.last_img read more

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Outrage over more fly-tipping in Inishowen

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR There’s further concern over more illegal dumping cases in Donegal. The latest discovery was made on a side road at Dundrain, Inishowen and included large items such as garden furniture, electrical equipment and numerous bags of household rubbish.Donegal County Council has since carried out a clean-up operation in the area.Local Cllr Jack Murray it’s both an insult to the communities affected and the Council:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/jacdfgdfgdfkdump.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Google+ Previous articleIreland’s debt could return to near record levelsNext articleDonegal SF to host special online business meeting News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – May 27, 2020 Outrage over more fly-tipping in Inishowen Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+last_img read more

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Playlab eyes SE Asian dominance after $5m round

first_imgPlaylab eyes SE Asian dominance after $5m roundFunding from Monk’s Hill Ventures will open up “neglected” markets in the fast growing regionMatthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefWednesday 14th October 2015Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articlePlaylabPlaylab has set its sights on “owning” the Southeast Asian mobile market after securing $5 million in funding from Monk’s Hill Ventures.So far, Playlab has survived on an initial $500,000 investment from its co-founders Jakob Lykkegaard Pedersen and Thomas Andreasen, and the revenue it has generated since then. Thanks to its biggest franchise, Juice Cube, that hasn’t caused too many problems in terms of growth: in May, Playlab said the Juice Cube games had earned more than $12 million for the company.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games This series B round will help the company to expand further still, beyond its offices in Manila, Singapore and its Bangkok headquarters, which employ around 100 people between them. In an interview with Techcrunch, Pedersen described its ambitions to dominate, if not the world, then at least Southeast Asia.”If we invest now, we can basically own the market once it fully monetises,” he said. “Southeast Asia has been neglected for so long for gaming. Western game companies do very little operations here. Once a user gets into their games, nobody cares much… but you really need to run campaigns, and care much more about your users. So [features like] live chat support, community building and things you wouldn’t have in Western games but crucial for these countries.”Playlab expects to release six new games a year, split evenly between first-party projects and investment partnerships with external developers.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEA leans on Apex Legends and live services in fourth quarterQ4 and full year revenues close to flat and profits take a tumble, but publisher’s bookings still up double-digitsBy Brendan Sinclair 8 hours agoEA Play Live set for July 22Formerly E3-adjacent event moves to take place a month and half after the ESA’s showBy Jeffrey Rousseau 9 hours agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

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Z Event raises €5.7m for Amnesty International

first_imgZ Event raises €5.7m for Amnesty InternationalThe live streaming event broke the record for the most money raised for charity on TwitchMarie DealessandriAcademy WriterTuesday 20th October 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareFrench streaming marathon Z Event raised €5.7 million in 50 hours for NGO Amnesty International.It’s a record amount for an event of that type, Le Monde reported. The previous record was actually held by the 2019 edition of Z Event, which raised €3.5 million for the Pasteur Institute. Back then, it broke a record established by Bungie with its GuardianCon, which raised $3.7 million (€3.1m) in 2019.Related JobsSenior VFX Artist Remote Spain UK & Europe Big PlanetBuild Engineer – Games – Cheshire, England UK & Europe Big PlanetSenior Unity Programmers F2P Mobile Games Turkey Turkey Big PlanetDiscover more jobs in games Z Event ran from October 16 to October 18 this year, in Montpellier — though several participants were streaming from home due to COVID-19 restrictions. French president Emmanuel Macron congratulated the Z Event team on Twitter, saying they should be “proud to have shown that, by being united, you can accomplish great things.”The streaming event, which is broadcasted on Twitch, gathers France’s biggest game streamers. It was created in 2016 by Adrien “ZeratoR” Nougaret and Alexandre “Dach” Dachary.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesGamesAid raises £70,000 for multiple charitiesUK-based games industry charity splits donation among seven organizations By Jeffrey Rousseau 4 days agoHumble Bundle rolls back plans to remove charity slidersStorefront backtracks on decision following feedback from the communityBy Danielle Partis 5 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

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Natural gas seen as a vector of energy transformation

first_img Finance and Policy Image: 123rf Improved access to natural gas supplyImproved monitoring and remediation of methane lossesUpgrade of bus fleets with natural gas-powered busesCleaning marine transport by developing LNG bunkering in city harbours Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Have you read?Powership group notches preferred bidder status in RMIPPPPABB brought on board to power Total-led Mozambique LNG project Sentyurin added that the Forum hopes the European Parliament and the EU Member States will support the sustainability rating of natural gas when they are due to discuss this next month. The UNECE’s Group of Experts on Gas is a high-level policy consultation body to empower and inform the work of UNECE Committee on Sustainable Energy. At present, UNECE boasts 56 member States in Europe, North America and Asia, including Russia and the US – two members that are expected to provide it with up to 70% of gas production by 2050. BRICS “The UNECE region will be responsible for 18% of the total gas demand growth through to 2050. Despite ambitious decarbonisation targets in many UNECE members, natural gas will retain a critical role in region’s energy mix, being the most resilient hydrocarbon resource,” added HE Sentyurin. Generation Francisco de la Flor Garcia, Chair of the Group of Experts on Gas: “A (UN) General Assembly resolution adopted on 21 Dec 2020 recognised the key role that natural gas plays in many countries and calls upon governments to enhance energy security through sharing of best practices in security of gas supply and demand. I interpret this resolution as a clear mandate for our continued work.” AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector The 8th edition of the Group of Experts on Gas session noted that the UNECE region is falling short of its commitments and objectives on sustainable energy. The Group concluded that its key contribution to achieving these objectives could be in two areas: (a) deep transformation of the energy system; and (b) reducing the environmental impact of energy. The Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) is supporting the EU’s intention to consider gas as a sustainable source of energy under the new green labelling system. UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development “GECF believes that all UNECE member States should recognise the use of gas, especially in cases where the gas technology replaces higher-emitting power sources and can cut emissions,” said HE Sentyurin. Other areas that came under discussion were best practices in methane management in the gas sector, decarbonisation through synergies between gas and electricity, hydrogen, sustainable production and consumption of gas and liquefied natural gas, and gas in transport. TAGSdecarbonisationgasnatural gas Previous articleNo silver bullet but many ways to renew Mpumalanga’s economyNext articleNew rooftop solar PV module tailored for C&I makes a market entrance Pamela Largue RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Natural gas, it was asserted, should begin to be seen as beyond a fuel, and as a vector of energy transition including, notably, hydrogen and bio-gas. Citing the latest available figures available from the GECF Global Gas Outlook 2050, Sentyurin noted that natural gas supply in the UNECE region will increase at an annual average growth rate of 0.8%, representing an overall increase of 29%, climbing from 2,320 billion cubic metres (bcm) in 2019 to around 3,000 bcm in 2050. Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter This was announced by HE Yury Sentyurin, Secretary General of the association of 19 leading gas-exporting countries while speaking as a keynote at the 8th Session of the Group of Experts on Gas of UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe). The Group recommended that reducing pollution levels and improving air quality will be tied to factors such as: last_img read more

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GE selected to supply wind turbines for project in California

first_img 9.8.2003 Previous articleAlstom awarded €40m boiler modernisation contract in eastern GermanyNext articleHECO’s renewable energy subsidiary seeks project proposals for Maui, Molokai and Lanai chloecox Sited approximately 150 miles from Los Angeles, the Coram Energy Project will have a capacity of three megawatts of power. It is expected to generate 9,198,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per year, which is enough clean, renewable energy to meet the annual needs of about 1,000 average American households. GE Wind Energy designs and manufactures wind turbines with rated outputs that range from 900 to 3,600 kilowatts, and offers support services ranging from project development assistance to operation and maintenance. Worldwide, the company has developed and/or sold over 6,000 wind turbines with a rated capacity exceeding 3,800 megawatts. By chloecox – Twitter About GE Power Systems Facebook Facebook Voith Hydro supplying pumped storage equipment to pair with Idaho combined solar-wind project ATLANTA, GA., Sept. 8, 2003 — GE Wind Energy, a business unit of GE Power Systems, will supply two 1.5-MW wind turbines to Coram Energy, LLC for a wind farm in Tehachapi, Calif. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR GE selected to supply wind turbines for project in California Vietnam: scaling back coal-fired plans toward gas, renewables center_img Linkedin GE Power Systems (www.gepower.com) is a supplier of power generation technology, energy services and management systems with 2002 revenues of nearly $23 billion. Based in Atlanta, GA, GE Power Systems provides equipment, service and management solutions across the power generation, oil and gas, distributed power and energy rental industries. New Jersey utility regulators extend zero-carbon breaks for PSEG nuclear power plants Coram Energy LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, currently operates 283 Aeroman wind turbines in Tehachapi, California. The acquisition of the two GE 1.5 MW wind turbines marks the first phase of a 50-MW planned build-out/repower of this facility. Coram and its affiliates currently have over 2,000 megawatts of projects in planning throughout North America. Twitter Linkedin CoalEmissionsRenewables The power will be sold to Southern California Edison, one of the world’s largest purchasers of wind-generated electricity. Construction will begin during October, 2003 with completion expected in December, 2003. TAGSCAISOSCE GE’s 1.5-megawatt wind turbines are among the most widely sold wind turbines in the megawatt class. In mid-2002, GE announced that its 1,000th 1.5-megawatt turbine had been placed in operation. Today, over 1,500 of these machines are operating in Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Ireland, Belgium, Sweden, Japan and the United States. No posts to displaylast_img read more

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Dad of Sandy Hook school shooting victim dies in apparent suicide: Police

first_imgEvgen_Prozhyrko/iStock(NEWTOWN, Conn.) —  Jeremy Richman, the father of a Sandy Hook school shooting victim, was found dead Monday morning from an apparent suicide, according to police in Newtown, Connecticut.The body of Richman, 49, was found at Edmond Town Hall in Newtown, where he had an office, authorities said.Richman’s 6-year-old daughter, Avielle Richman, was among the 26 children and educators killed in the Dec. 14, 2012, mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.Police did not provide any additional details surrounding his death beyond describing it as an apparent suicide. An autopsy is expected to be performed Monday, police said.Newtown Police Lt. Aaron Bahamonde called Richman’s death a “heartbreaking event for the Richman family” and Newtown community.Bahamonde said “the police department’s prayers are with the Richman family.”If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741.This story is developing. Please check back for more updates.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more