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The cereal offenders

first_imgEmail Print Facebook NewsThe cereal offendersBy admin – May 21, 2009 624 Twitter Linkedincenter_img WhatsApp It’s pitched as the most important meal of the day, but with only eight per cent of cereals getting a green light for healthy sugar levels, many of us are waking up to poor nutrition as the results of a new report have shown. Adults and children have a hard job finding a healthy start to the day, as cereal companies continue to add large amounts of sugar to their top brands. The report showed that 31 cereals out of the 100 examined contained more than four teaspoons of sugar per recommended serving and only one of the 28 cereals specifically marketed to children was found not to be high in sugar (but was still high in salt).Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A UK brand of chocolate crackles topped the sweet mountain with more sugar per serving than a Cadbury’s Chocolate Flake, followed closely by Kellogg’s Coco Pops Moons and Stars, Frosties and Ricicles which were over a third (37 per cent) pure sugar.Many brands thought of as healthy, such as Kellogg’s All Bran, Bran Flakes and Special K did little to bowl over the researchers. Starting the day with Special K, for example, would be almost the sugar equivalent to waking up to a bowl containing a portion of Tesco’s Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Ice Cream.Entitled, “Going Against the Grain”, the report analysed 100 leading cereals. Although sugar levels remained high, positive changes could be seen with reductions in salt content. Despite this, 100g of Tesco Special Flakes was still found to contain the same amount of salt as 100g of Walkers Ready Salted crisps.The report went on to highlight that other issues included confusing labelling, and questionable health and nutrition claims allowing some companies to promote a wholesome image for their brand, while failing to emphasise the high sugar or salt contentSue Davies. a senior figure at Which?, said; “Breakfast is important, and some cereals deserve their healthy image, but most simply don’t. It’s especially shocking that almost all those targeted at children are less healthy. With such little choice, it’s a daily struggle for consumers.“Cereal manufacturers need to wake up to the fact that people want to eat healthily and provide them with the means to do so by reducing sugar and salt levels and making labelling clearer. With over a billion pounds spent on cereals every year, it’s time they rose to the occasion. ”In January 2009, the researchers bought 100 cereals from the main supermarkets. Products were chosen based on their current market share. They excluded hot cereals and mueslis from the research because, despite growth in sales in recent years, they remain a small percentage of the market overall. They looked at the amount of fat, saturates, sugar and salt that the 100 cereals contained and applied industry standards of labelling where possible. Advertisement Previous articleAustralia plays out ICO season with stringsNext articleCo-located hospital approved planning adminlast_img read more

Parmigiano-Reggiano and Butternut Squash Soup

first_imgParmigiano-Reggiano and Butternut Squash SoupWHAT YOU NEEDSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up 150g Parmigiano-Reggiano, with rind25g butter1 large onion, finely chopped1 medium butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and chopped into chunks900ml hot vegetable stock150ml milksalt and freshly ground black pepper, to season4-6 slices French breadfresh parsley or thyme, chopped to garnishWHAT TO DOReserve the rind from the Parmigiano-Reggiano, cut into chunks, then finely grate the cheese.Melt butter in a large saucepan, gently fry onion for about three minutes, until softened, but not browned. Add butternut squash, vegetable stock and Parmigiano-Reggiano rind. Heat until mixture is just simmering, then turn heat to low and cook gently for about 20 minutes, partially covered, until vegetables are soft and tender.Remove rind from saucepan, transfer soup to blender or food processor and add most of the grated cheese, reserving about 25g (1oz) for garnishing. Blend soup for 15-20 seconds, until completely smooth. Return it to saucepan and add milk. Stir thoroughly and reheat until piping hot. Taste and adjust seasoning.Meanwhile, toast slices of French bread, sprinkle remaining Parmigiano-Reggiano on top and grill until melted. Ladle soup into warmed bowls, then top each portion with one piece of French toast. Sprinkle with fresh parsley or thyme and a little extra ground black pepper, then serve.Cook’s tip: You’ll need roughly 500g (1lb 2oz) of butternut squash when peeled and deseeded. If you have any left over, simply roast it until tender to serve as a vegetable with another meal. To store the soup, cool it quickly, then refrigerate for up to three days, or freeze for up to three months. Email NewsParmigiano-Reggiano and Butternut Squash SoupBy admin – January 6, 2011 615 Twitter Advertisement Previous articleCounty convention votes in favour of new hurling boardNext articleLimerick to get 240 places in work programme admincenter_img WhatsApp Linkedin Facebook Printlast_img read more

Smart idea for Daffodil Day

first_imgCelebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick NewsLocal NewsSmart idea for Daffodil DayBy Alan Jacques – March 20, 2014 662 Print Linkedin Email Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday WhatsApp THE Irish Cancer Society have teamed up with Dell to produce a special Daffodil Day mobile phone app in an innovative approach to generating awareness among young people.The app works on all platforms and has a range of special features including a location mapping function that empowers users to discover nearby Daffodil Day merchandise sellers in their area.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Of course, it is also a powerful charitable giving tool which makes it easier than ever to donate to the Irish Cancer Society on Daffodil Day, which will be held on Friday,March 28 next.Dell Ireland is behind the innovative mobile application which the Irish Cancer Society hopes will be instrumental in attracting a new generation of supporters to the Daffodil Day campaign.“What better way to generate awareness of and support for Daffodil Day among young people than through a free smartphone app. The tech experts at Dell have come up with a range of brilliant features including a dynamic map that lets you track down locations where campaign merchandise is available,” said the Irish Cancer Society’s web service manager Shane Breslin.“You can also use the app to make a donation, to volunteer your time on March 28, or simply to keep up to date with all the latest news and social media posts from the Irish Cancer Society. We’re encouraging everyone to download the free app,” he said.Dell has been the lead partner of the Irish Cancer Society on Daffodil Day since 2011. The company provides marketing, financial and volunteering support for Daffodil Day, with almost every one of Dell’s 2,500 employees in Limerick, Cork and Dublin involved in the campaign in some capacity.Funds raised on Daffodil Day go towards funding the important work done by the Society, including the provision of a night nursing service to those who are seriously ill with cancer and wish to remain at home.The Daffodil Day app is available to download free from Google Play, Windows Phone and the iOS App Store. #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Advertisementcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Facebook Previous articleWandering toddler had lucky early hours escapeNext articleBob building support for leukaemia trust in Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSDaffodil DayDELLIrish Cancer SocietyMusic Limerick Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Twitter 10 marathons in 10 days for Cancer suffererslast_img read more

Limerick councillors in show of solidarity with Dunnes workers

first_imgFamilies and workers must be supported through public health emergency NewsLocal NewsLimerick councillors in show of solidarity with Dunnes workersBy Alan Jacques – April 10, 2015 1182 WhatsApp Twitter TAGSAnti Austerity AllianceCllr John LoftusCllr Maurice QuinlivanCllr Paul KellerDunnes StoresFianna FáillimerickNiall Collins TDSinn Fein Facebook Advertisement Linkedin Email Council to look at reasons behind city business closures center_img Previous articleRugby – All Ireland league enters final weekend #ublNext articleRUGBY – Munster at full strength for Edinburgh clash Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Limerick worst affected for trolley numbers Councillor’s show and tell of Limerick litter problem Jetland opens a new chapter in Dunne’s Limerick story RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Minister Harris “missing in action again” as crisis in University Hospital Limerick is raised in Dáil says Limerick TD by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Sinn Fein councillors Seamus Browne, Maurice Quinlivan, Lisa Marie Sheehy, Seighin O Ceallaigh and Malachy McCreesh with Dunnes Stores workers in Limerick.LOCAL politicians expressed their firm support for the Dunnes Stores during their one day strike in Limerick last Thursday over the imposition of zero hour contracts.Fianna Fáil Justice spokesman Niall Collins was one of the first on the picket line while Sinn Féin leader on Limerick City and County Council, Cllr Maurice Quinlivan, expressed his party’s support for the introduction of a living wage as he joined staff outside Dunnes stores at Jetland and Howley’s Quay.“The application of zero hour contracts, and the imposition of low pay rates are sources of great hardship for working families. They damage any hope of a real recovery.” said Cllr Quinlivan.“Dunnes workers have been left with no option but to engage in industrial action in an effort to secure fair pay and secure hours. They, and the 129,000 low-paid workers in this state, deserve certainty about their hours of work and income,” he added.Limerick’s three Anti-Austerity Alliance councillors also offered full support and solidarity to Dunnes Stores workers during their strike action. Cllr John Loftus called on people to support this “important strike” by not passing the pickets and to stand in solidarity with the workers.“Dunnes Stores is a major, profitable company which is using low-hours contracts to maximise its profits,” said Cllr Loftus.Fellow AAA councillor Paul Keller said the strike was an important step in the fight against the return of 19th century working conditions through the spread of low hour contracts.“These contracts have been used by management as a weapon to punish and bully workers through the withdrawal of hours from one week to the next,”  he claimed.last_img read more

Search crews stood down over false alarm

first_imgPrint Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up REPORTS of a missing woman this Sunday night emerged to be a false alarm, albeit with good intent, emergency services have said.Shortly after 8:30pm the alarm was raised that a woman was seen very close to the canal on Old Park Road, Corbally.Further reports emerged that someone believed they heard a person shouting for help from The Shannonfields / Lucas Pond area.Limerick city fire and rescue mobilised three fire appliances including specially trained swift water rescue technicians.The coast guard helicopter Shannon based rescue 115 arrived to assist by using its thermal imaging camera and its search light assisted in the search.Limerick Marine Search and Rescue also mobilised its crews and water crafts.The search was stood down just after 10pm and it was put down as a false alarm with good intent. NewsBreaking newsSearch crews stood down over false alarmBy Staff Reporter – October 4, 2015 629 Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleOctober, November concerts for St Mary’s CathedralNext articleGAA – Action from Patrickswell versus Adare SHC Semi Final Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.iecenter_img Linkedin Advertisement Twitter Emaillast_img read more

“I had to apologise to my children”

first_imgPrint WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook TAGSAdapt HouseDomestic abusefeaturedlimerick Twitter by Bernie [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “When I left him, I had to apologise to my kids for bringing them up in a place where their mother lived in terror. It was the hardest thing I have ever had to do in my life”.Those are the words of Limerick City woman, Deirdre, who left and abusive marriage after 25 years of being at the mercy of her husband’s absolute control and violent mood swings.“I never thought I was in an abusive relationship because he never laid a finger on me, Yet now I know that’s exactly what it was.I lived in fear of how he would be when he came through the door for all those years”.Deirdre was sharing her experience of escaping abuse during the international 16 days of opposition to violence against women.When Deirdre married, she had no idea what was ahead.“The first time I saw him carry on the way he did for most of our marriage was after our second child was born. He was hammering at something on the landing. It was late at night and a neighbour came in and asked me to ask him to stop the noise.“When I did, he threw the hammer at me from the top of the stairs”.“He was depressed and he would stay in bed for most of the day. But I had to listen for his every move and have a cup of tea ready, at drinkable temperature, when he finally came down the stairs. If it wasn’t how he liked it, he would throw it at me”.Deirdre says she lost her friends as she could never predict whether her husband would be gracious or insulting to them if they called. “I had no social life. He wanted to know where I was every minute of every day. If I went anywhere, he would call my mobile constantly and it had better be switched on”.A combination of depression and drink added fuel to her husband’s fire and the final straw came when their teenage son walked out of the house in the middle of the night after being roused by “roaring and shouting. He demanded we go after him and when we found my son, he hit him. That was the end for me. I realised that this wasn’t normal.”.Deirdre planned to use money she had stashed to accommodate her husband’s drinking to get away. She initially went to another part of the country and then was put in touch with Adapt services in Limerick.“I stayed with them for a few months and I can’t say enough about the support they gave me. When I wanted to talk, they were there. When I couldn’t talk about it, they were there too”.Deirdre has since moved back into the marital home that her husband left and has found a job.“I want women to know that just because they don’t have physical bruises doesn’t mean that they are not suffering abuse. But there is support and there is escape”, she said. Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WhatsApp Previous article€10 000 missing from Limerick PrisonNext articleOn Catching the Train Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. center_img News“I had to apologise to my children”By Bernie English – December 4, 2015 803 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Email Linkedinlast_img read more

Limerick mayor must have real powers to drive transport strategy

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSDirectly Elected MayorFine GaellimerickSenator Maria Byrne Advertisement Previous articleMural and new priory walkway unveiled in KilmallockNext articleFour Limerick players named on Official GAA team of the Week Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Senator Maria ByrneLIMERICK’S directly elected mayor must have real powers to drive transport strategy for the city and county, a Fine Gael Senator has said.Maria Byrne, who led the campaign in the city on behalf of Fine Gael, said: “I will be working to ensure that as well as budgetary oversight and other powers, that Government transfers significant powers to lead on transport strategy to the incoming mayor.“The transport infrastructure in the city and county needs strong local leadership to ensure that as a growing city Limerick can hold its own when it comes to sustainable public transport.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “There is a real push at the moment, both locally and at Government level, to make Limerick an even better place to work and live and transport is an integral part of making that a reality.“Limerick must not be left behind Dublin and other cities in the development of a state-of-the-art transport system. We need Limerick to be a well-connected city where people can rely on public transport that is plentiful, punctual and makes sense.“Becoming the first place in Ireland to have a directly elected mayor is an opportunity to transform not only Limerick but also the entire region. I am determined to ensure that the incoming mayor will have true powers to achieve this transformation.“It was exciting to see people from all walks of life come forward in support of our campaign to have an elected mayor and to lay out their vision for Limerick.“I will work to ensure that this enthusiasm is matched in Government buildings as we map out what the mayor’s role will look like.” WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash center_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads NewsLocal NewsLimerick mayor must have real powers to drive transport strategyBy Alan Jacques – June 4, 2019 188 last_img read more

Reception and fundraiser set for JP candidate

first_img Facebook Twitter Facebook Local NewsGovernment Previous articlePERMIAN BASIN PROFILE: Permian’s McCoy adjusting to leadership role with Lady PanthersNext articleACEC Daddy Daughter Dance admin Twitter WhatsApp Ector County color logo center_img Pinterest Matthew Stringer FacebookA campaign fundraiser reception supporting Matthew Stringer for Ector County Justice of the Peace is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the home of Joshua E Crawford, 4666 Fountain Lane.Light refreshments will be served.The evening includes socializing and visiting with the candidate. By admin – January 25, 2018 WhatsApp Reception and fundraiser set for JP candidate Pinterestlast_img read more

Große Finanzunternehmen setzen die bahnbrechende Kausale-KI-Plattform von causaLens ein, um wichtige kausale Erkenntnisse zu…

first_img Twitter TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Facebook LONDON, Vereinigtes Königreich–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– Die weltweit erste Kausale-KI-Plattform, die von dem Deep Tech Scale Up causaLens entwickelte wurde, wird von Finanzdienstleistern genutzt (darunter Aviva Investors, 2IQ, TIAA, CLS Group sowie eine Vielzahl prominenter Hedgefonds), um automatisch wertvolle kausale Erkenntnisse aus Finanzdaten zu extrahieren und die Profitabilität ihrer Handelsstrategien zu steigern. Diese Pressemitteilung enthält multimediale Inhalte. Die vollständige Mitteilung hier ansehen: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005833/de/ causaLens’ new website (Photo: Business Wire) Die Finanzdienstleistungsbranche ist darauf angewiesen, die wahren Treiber dynamischer Märkte zu verstehen. Doch können die aktuellen KI-Systeme nur Korrelationen erkennen. Diese Kurvenanpassungen generierenden Maschinen sind nicht skalierbar, erfordern teure und nur schwer zusammenstellbare Teams von Datenwissenschaftlern, bieten nur eine begrenzte Erklärbarkeit und funktionieren letztlich nicht gut für die Finanzmärkte. Causal AI (kausale KI) ist eine völlig neue Art des maschinellen Lernens (ML), die uns einen Schritt näher bringt zu wirklich intelligenten Maschinen. Sie kann Ursache und Wirkung verstehen, intuitiv menschliches Wissen einbeziehen, optimale Interventionen entwerfen und sich kontrafaktische Szenarien vorstellen – all das hilft bei der Strategie- und Entscheidungsfindung. Darüber hinaus zeigt sie eine überlegene Leistung bei konventionellen Prognoseaufgaben, da sie sich nachweislich dreimal schneller an neue Marktbedingungen anpasst als aktuelle ML-Technologie. Michael Grady, Head of Investment Strategy und Chief Economist bei Aviva Investors, erläutert die Zusammenarbeit der Vermögensverwaltung mit causaLens: „Causal AI (kausale KI) spielt eine immer wichtigere Rolle bei unserer Anlageanalyse. Sie versetzt unsere Strategen und Portfoliomanager in die Lage, Alpha zu generieren, indem sie neue kausale Zusammenhänge in Wirtschafts-, Finanz- und alternativen Daten identifizieren – mit ausgefeilten, adaptiven und erklärbaren Modellen, die nicht unter Überanpassung leiden.“ Masami Johnston, Head of Information Services bei CLS Group, erklärte: „Mit Causal AI (kausale KI) können wir signifikante und unerwartete Veränderungen von Schlüsselfaktoren im Zusammenhang mit den Devisenmärkten identifizieren, wodurch wir rasch auf Marktbedingungen reagieren und Anlagestrategien verbessern können.“ Darko Matovski, CEO und Mitbegründer von causaLens kommentierte: „Wir haben im Jahr 2017 Pionierarbeit im Bereich automatisiertes maschinelles Lernen (AutoML) für Zeitreihendaten geleistet und haben unseren Kunden einen immensen Mehrwert in Bezug auf Leistung und Kosteneinsparungen gebracht. Wir sind stolz darauf, nun die nächste Stufe der Intelligenz auf den Markt gebracht zu haben. Mit Counterfactual und Interventional Reasoning, einzigartige Merkmale von Causal AI (kausale KI), erreichen unsere Kunden, ein höheres Maß an Automatisierung und Intelligenz, als dies bisher möglich war, was zu einem höheren ROI führt. Zudem haben wir unser Angebot über Zeitreihendaten hinaus erweitert.“ Weitere Anwendungsfälle, Whitepapers und Demonstrationen von Causal AI finden Sie auf der neuen causaLens-Website. Die Ausgangssprache, in der der Originaltext veröffentlicht wird, ist die offizielle und autorisierte Version. Übersetzungen werden zur besseren Verständigung mitgeliefert. Nur die Sprachversion, die im Original veröffentlicht wurde, ist rechtsgültig. Gleichen Sie deshalb Übersetzungen mit der originalen Sprachversion der Veröffentlichung ab. Originalversion auf businesswire.com ansehen:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005833/de/ CONTACT: Alejandro Ortega Ancel [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED KINGDOM EUROPE INDUSTRY KEYWORD: FINANCE DATA MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE SOURCE: causaLens Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 01:31 PM/DISC: 02/03/2021 01:30 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005833/de Facebook WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Große Finanzunternehmen setzen die bahnbrechende Kausale-KI-Plattform von causaLens ein, um wichtige kausale Erkenntnisse zu erlangen und profitablere Handelsstrategien zu generieren Local NewsBusiness Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleNo longer old ‘Shady,’ Bucs’ McCoy has shot at Super repeatNext articleInterSystems Recognized As Best in KLAS in Acute Care EMR and Interoperability Platform Categories Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Lightning eMotors Names New Chief Revenue Officer

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Lightning eMotors Names New Chief Revenue Officer WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Previous articleSymend to Accelerate Global Expansion by Bringing Total Funding to-date to Over US$100 Million Following US$43 Million Series B ExtensionNext articleEvolve Biologics® Completes Phase III Adult and Pediatric Trials for PlasmaCap™ IG (Intravenous Immunoglobulin) Digital AIM Web Support Kash Sethi, Lightning eMotors’ new chief revenue officer, will be responsible for delivering a best-in-class customer experience to Lightning’s existing and potential customers.center_img Pinterest Twitter Twitter Facebook Local NewsBusiness TAGS  last_img read more