Texas primary: what to expect

first_imgTwitter What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit The Skiff Graduation Issue: April 22, 2021 Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature ReddIt + posts Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ ReddIt Alexandra Lang Facebook Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ Previous articleHoroscope: February 21, 2020Next articleThe Grand Berry Theater hopes to become a staple of Fort Worth cinema Alexandra Lang RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ The Skiff: April 1, 2021 “I Voted” stickers await voters at the Oklahoma County Board of Elections, Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Oklahoma City, as early, in-person absentee voting has begun at county election boards across Oklahoma ahead of Tuesday’s statewide primary election. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Linkedin Facebook Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ The Skiff: April 8, 2021 Alexandra Lang is a Journalism and Political Science double major from San Antonio, Texas. She has worked for TCU360 since her freshman year, and she is currently the Executive Editor of The Skiff. The Skiff: April 15, 2021 Twitter Linkedin printTexas is one of the 14 states holding its presidential primary on March 3rd, commonly referred to as Super Tuesday. The results of the primary election will help determine the division of delegates to each of the presidential candidates.Texas has 261 delegates to divvy up, and the state will have a large impact in determining which candidate will receive the Democratic nomination. To receive any delegates in Texas, a candidate must get at least 15% of the vote; delegates are then divided proportionally among the candidates who meet that threshold.Texas has an open primary, meaning that all voters, regardless of the political party with which they are registered, can participate. Cal Jillson, a professor of political science at Southern Methodist University, said he expects a lot of interest and high turnout in the Texas Democratic primary. “In 2020, I expect us to be at least where we were in 2016, but maybe not all the way up to where we were in the 2008 primary,” Jillson said. “(2008) had a record turnout for a primary election in Texas.”Current polls have Sen. Bernie Sanders narrowly leading former Vice President Joe Biden, at 23.5% and 21%, respectively. “I think you have to think of it as Sanders being ahead in Texas and rising a little bit, and Biden is second in Texas and maybe falling a little bit,” Jillson said. “So it’s a little hard to tell what the results will be in the primary.”He added that Biden could take back his lead in Texas by performing well in other states that will vote before Super Tuesday. He is expected to do well in South Carolina, but a victory there still might not be enough of a boost to help him win in Texas because early voting has already started.“About half of Texans will have voted before they hear what happens in South Carolina,” Jillson said. “So even if it is a Biden win, it’s not gonna do him as much good on Super Tuesday as it might have in other years.”With Sanders leading in the polls in most Super Tuesday states, he could be the nominee if he continues to succeed in the primaries.Jillson said Sanders is winning because he took over the progressive vote as Sen. Elizabeth Warren lost her lead, and the group of moderate candidates has divided the moderate voters. “I think the reason that Sanders seems to be doing so well right now is that no single moderate has yet emerged and they continue to split the vote,” he said. Jillson said there is also a chance Sanders will have a plurality, rather than a majority, at the convention, causing a contested convention. In the case of a contested convention, Sanders could face opposition from the other candidates who wish to stop him from getting the nomination if he doesn’t have a majority. “In the bargaining over who should be the nominee, the question is whether or not he comes out on top because he has more delegates,” Jillson said. “Or the moderates gang up on him to deny him the nomination.”Jillson said a contested convention could be harmful to Democrats in the general election because Sanders’ supporters “would be up in arms.”Heading into the primary election, Jillson said everyone, especially young people, should start thinking about voting.“Voting is important, and more young people should do it,” he said. “Voting is a habit, and if you get in the habit of voting early, you’ll probably be a regular voter all your life.” last_img read more

Children’s Ark playground in University Hospital Limerick receives a donation

first_imgManagement at most overcrowded and most COVID-hit hospital apologise to patients ‘waiting over 100 hours’ for a bed Dr Siobhan Gallagher, Consultant Paediatrician, UL Hospitals Group, second from left, receives a donation from Helen Cunneen, Children’s Ark Development Group, for the refurbishment of the outdoor play area at the Children’s Ark, University Hospital Limerick. Also pictured are Margaret Gleeson, Chief Director of Nursing and Midwifery, UL Hospitals Group; Beryl Carswell and Avril Condell, Children’s Ark Development Group/Children in Hospital Ireland Limerick branch; and Dr Gerry Burke, Clinical Director, Maternal and Child Health Directorate, UL Hospitals Group.The Children’s Ark in University Hospital Limerick has received a donation courtesy of Helen Cunneen of Children’s Ark Development group for the refurbishment of the outdoor play area.The donation was accepted by Dr. Siobhan Gallaher Consultant Paediatrician for UL Hospitals Group. Also present were Margaret Gleeson, Chief Director of Nursing and Midwifery, UL Hospitals Group; Beryl Carswell and Avril Condell, Children’s Ark Development Group/Children in Hospital Ireland Limerick branch and Dr Gerry Burke, Clinical Director, Maternal and Child Health Directorate, UL Hospitals Group.The project includes a variety of play-based, activity equipment; specialised fitness equipment for patients with cystic fibrosis; multi-sensory play panels and a partially covered all weather play area. The courtyard’s design will provide a safe environment for all paediatric patients and a holistic space for parents and carers to relax in. It is anticipated that the project will be completed by summer 2018.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up More about health here. Print Facebook 53 patients waiting for beds at UHL University Hospital Limerick Christmas Gift appeal for children in Direct Provision WhatsApp Linkedin Email Numbers of Limerick hospital group staff sidelined by COVID-19 reduces by 162 in past 7 days center_img TAGSChildren’s ArkdonationHelen Cunnennuniversity hospital limerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsHealthChildren’s Ark playground in University Hospital Limerick receives a donationBy Staff Reporter – March 12, 2018 2267 Advertisement 64 patients waiting for beds in UHL Previous articleCompetition winnerNext articleTwo sets of friends from Limerick are finalists in friendship competition Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Updated statement on service disruptions UL Hospitals Group last_img read more

New-era for Shannon Airport Police and Fire Service

first_img Previous articleLimerick Post Show | Limerick is Going for GoldNext articleHudson Taylor confirm Live at Big Top Limerick gig Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Pictured during Branch Handling training are recruits Hilary Cleary, Hospital Co Limerick and Dara Flaherty, Longford Town.Pic Arthur Ellis.Shannon Airport, a Shannon Group company, has become the first airport in Ireland to take delivery of two new state-of-the-art High Reach Extendable Turret (HRET) fire tenders.Shannon has also recruited new firefighters after an exhaustive selection process saw applicants being whittled down from 500 to ten.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The recruits, who began their training on June 24th, will undergo an intensive 12-week training programme which will equip them to begin work in the combined role of airport police and fire personnel.  The recruits are aged between 22 to late 30s and come from a range of backgrounds.Pat O’Brien, Chief Officer Fire & Rescue, Airport Police Fire Service, Shannon Airport said: “It is a new era for the Airport Police and Fire Service in Shannon and we are looking forward to the recruits entering the service. Their training programme is intensive and has benefitted hugely from significant investment in the very latest technology and training aids. Over 500 people applied for just ten positions, which is a testament to the calibre of the team we have assembled.“Our recruits come from all walks of life, including a painter, a panel beater, strength and conditioning coach and paramedic. Some of them travel from Galway, Longford, Limerick, and Clare. Through the selection process, they have proved themselves to be capable of working well in challenging environments, and with people who may be in distress.Commenting on the importance of the investment in new equipment Pat O’Brien, said: “It was of paramount importance to the management team at Shannon Airport to ensure the safety of passengers and staff, and the new fire tenders have additional safety benefits for both airport fire service staff and passengers.Pat explained: “Conventional fire tenders require that firefighters be put into the risk area to fight aviation fires. However, the new HRET appliance reduces this requirement as fires can be extinguished remotely by operating the HRET from the vehicle cab, allowing the application of water, foam and dry chemical directly to the seat of the fire.“The new fire tenders use cutting edge technology and will be equipped with a thermal imaging camera mounted on the HRET to allow firefighters identify the hottest part of the aircraft, key vital knowledge that is needed to suppress and extinguish aviation fires as quickly and efficiently as possible.Expanding on the benefits of the equipment, Mr. O’Brien said: “Also for aviation firefighting, at the end of the HRET there is a piercing nozzle. If you have an internal fire in a cargo hold of an aircraft, rather than commit a team into the risk area, with your thermal imaging camera, you can identify where the heat source is, and you can penetrate the part of the hold where the fire is with the piercing tool.“It literally can pierce through the aluminium of the aircraft. Then you can apply water or foam internally on the fire. It acts like a sprinkler, cooling and suppressing fire. Even if you have to commit a crew to the fire following this, you have already reduced the risk to them by cooling the fire.“Our facilities have advanced to such a high degree we now have outside fire crews coming to train in Shannon and we hope this is an area we can expand on in the future.” Advertisement TAGSClareLimerick City and CountyNewsShannonShannon airport WhatsApp Linkedin Twitter Facebook Shannon Airport “has been abandoned” NewsTransportNew-era for Shannon Airport Police and Fire ServiceBy Staff Reporter – July 24, 2019 353 center_img Sad day for Limerick and Mid-West following Aer Lingus announcement – Mayor Michael Collins Email Shannon Group Focused on Recovery and Rebuilding Urgent action needed to ensure Regional Air Connectivity RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR One of the world’s most unusual aircraft arrives at Shannon Airport Aer Lingus needs to clarify Shannon plans – Crowe Printlast_img read more

Some 400 Peruvians Reservists Go To Work In Afghanistan And Iraq

first_imgBy Dialogo December 04, 2009 About 400 reservists from the Armed Forces and police of Peru departed for Afghanistan and Iraq, where they have been hired to provide security for facilities of U.S. companies. The reservists, including civilians who are weapons trained with background in security work, traveled on a charter flight company Air Jordan. According to EFE, the Peruvians will travel to Jordan, where they will be sent to their final destinations. Some of the passengers stated that they were summoned by the company TCM in Lima, which trained them in the Peruvian capital before sending them with contracts of one to two years of work. With the departure of this contingent of former military and police, the number of Peru’s contribution who have traveled to Afghanistan and Iraq this year is now 1,000.last_img read more