‘Shaking of hands acceptable’ priest

first_imgWhatsApp Advertisement Facebook Twitter Print Linkedincenter_img THE shaking of hands between worshippers at local Catholic churches is quite acceptable by the authorities, despite warnings on the transmission of swine flu’ from person to person.Rev Fr Paul Finnerty, diocesan secretary, was responding to calls from some massgoers to the Limerick Post, for the immediate suspension of the practice.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He confirmed that the diocese had been in touch with the HSE on the matter, and was assured there was no need to change policy.“I consulted with the HSE regards suspending the sign of peace in the form of a handshake at Masses. The position of the HSE was that there is no need to end the practice”. He insisted, however, that those who are feeling ill should not attend Mass.He continued: “I have noted the HSE’s concerns as to the dangers of persons with flu’ symptoms attending at Mass and other church services.“This constitutes the greatest danger of all in terms of spreading disease. It is advisable that persons with symptoms of flu’ not to participate in church services during their illness”.Despite the continuation of the practice of handshaking, he assures those who attend Mass that it will be reconsidered should the HSE’s position alter.He concluded: “We will continue to liaise with the HSE on this matter and should they have a change of attitude, I will then be informing parishes”.There are some churches in the diocese who have volunteered to drop shaking hands during Mass.One lady told the Post that she considered it inappropriate to continue with the practice at the present time.“All sort of precautions should be taken to prevent the spread of swine flu’ .We are constantly being warned of the dangers and to be on the alert”. NewsLocal News‘Shaking of hands acceptable’ priestBy admin – September 17, 2009 609 Email Previous articleLocal economy in recovery modeNext articleLast chance to impress ? adminlast_img read more

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A comparison of satellite sounding data and aircraft measurements within a mature polar low

first_imgThe value of satellite temperature sounding data in polar lows research is investigated through a comparison of satellite temperature profiles produced using radiances from the TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder (TOVS) and in-situ measurements from the first aircraft observations made within a mature polar low. The soundings are also compared to the ECMWF analyses to see how they represent the broadscale thermal field. The TOVS 1000–500 mb thickness data were found to be capable of resolving the main thermal features associated with the system including a warm core at the centre of the vortex. The 1000 and 500 mb temperature fields and thermal gradients were comparable in the two forms of data. A low-level temperature bias was found in the TOVS retrievals and was thought to have been caused by the small signal of the near surface adiabatic lapse rate in the TOVS channels.last_img read more

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Virus precautions, uncertainty mark opening of Ohio St camp

first_img LIVE TV First Published: 7th August, 2020 08:14 IST WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 7th August, 2020 08:14 IST Virus Precautions, Uncertainty Mark Opening Of Ohio St Camp Ohio State opened preseason training camp Thursday with strict coronavirus protocols in place and under a cloud of uncertainty about whether the revised 10-game season will even be played at all FOLLOW UScenter_img COMMENT Written By Ohio State opened preseason training camp Thursday with strict coronavirus protocols in place and under a cloud of uncertainty about whether the revised 10-game season will even be played at all.Rules requiring testing, masks, frequent disinfecting of equipment and social distancing — at least as much as is possible with around 120 players on the field — were observed at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center as the Buckeyes gathered for the first of 24 practices leading up to their Sept. 3 opener at Illinois.With schools already having abandoned their nonconference schedules because of the pandemic, the Big Ten released a schedule — along with a long list of required medical protocols — that includes 10 games per school, evenly split between home and away. Whether there will be any fans in 105,000-seat Ohio Stadium is still an open question.And there’s still a chance the season will be scrapped, depending upon virus trends and consultations with government officials. That will be determined in the coming weeks. Some smaller conferences have already done away with fall sports.Coach Ryan Day said he talked to his team about all those issues.“We don’t know what’s coming tomorrow,” Day said after practice. “Certainly anything’s possible. We all know that, but we’re really not focused on that.”The Buckeyes began working toward whatever comes next after being confined to their homes for a quarantine and then having summer workouts in Columbus disrupted by some positive coronavirus tests, although the school won’t say how many there were or provide names. Players will be tested twice a week during preseason camp.“It’s great to see the guys, just be around the team and feel the energy and be able to work out and practice together,” senior defensive end Jonathon Cooper said. “I think that’s doing a huge thing for everybody’s mental health.”Quarterback Justin Fields was a Heisman Trophy finalist last year after leading Ohio State to a 13-1 record and getting the Buckeyes to within one game of the College Football Playoff final. He’ll start this season as one of the Heisman favorites.Fields said he hasn’t considered opting out of what likely will be his final season before entering the NFL draft in the spring, even with the risk associated with playing this fall.“I don’t have any concerns about what’s going on here at Ohio State necessarily,” he said. “My only concerns that pop up in my head are what are they doing at other schools? I think one of the biggest concerns going around with the team is, what happens when all of the students come back to campus and students aren’t really worried about it, they’re doing what they usually do if the pandemic wasn’t going on? I think there are a lot of things in this situation that we can’t control.”Along with Fields and Cooper, the team this week elected as captains linebackers Justin Hilliard and Tuf Borland, cornerback Shaun Wade and offensive linemen Wyatt Davis and Josh Myers.Hilliard said it must be impressed upon all players that the way they behave and follow protocols could mean the difference between whether the season is played or not.“That’s a new addition, you know responsibility that we as leaders have to keep track of,” he said. “I think it’s important, especially now, as students will start coming back to let people know that we can’t have that normal lifestyle.“Especially some of the younger guys, it’s not fair to them because they just got to college,” he said. “It’s going to be tough for them to be locked away but they have to understand — we have to help them understand and hold them accountable — that we can’t live that same lifestyle we usually do in order to have a safe season. So it’s going to be a challenge.”Image credits: AP SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more

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Bay Athletic Club Preps for Fitness Inspired Gala

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisIt’s that time again! The Bay Athletic Club is making preparations to honor those who have crossed milestones and overcome challenges to lose weight. The gym will be dressing up on January 20th to host their annual Fitness Inspired Gala. The gala will take place at Fletcher Depot at 6 pm.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Hundreds of schools receive FIRST Robotics grant money including Alpena High SchoolNext U.S. Coast Guard Warns Northern Michiganders Use Caution During Outdoor Winter Activitieslast_img read more

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