Cancer is Limerick’s leading cause of death and illness

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Advertisement Limerick women kept in the dark over tests TAGScancerIrish lifelife insuranceMartin Duffy Facebook Irish Life Health of the Nation research reveals significantly fewer people in Ireland are happier in 2020 Print Miriam O’Callaghan urges Limerick to fight back against cancer WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin NewsHealthCancer is Limerick’s leading cause of death and illnessBy Staff Reporter – February 3, 2018 1974 Limerick Hospital Group had highest exposure to CPE superbug Cancer is Limerick’s biggest killer according to Irish Life.Cancer continues to be the main cause of death and illness in Limerick.According to figures to the latest annual claims report from Irish Life Assurance company. Cancer was once again the main cause of both life Insurance and specified Illness claims for people living in Limerick city and county, followed by heart-related conditions.The company confirmed that it paid out €6.1 million in claims in Limerick during 2017. The report provides a unique insight into the health of the nation, and includes a breakdown of the illnesses and conditions that led to payments by Irish Life of €187.8 million in total to 2,582 customers and their families affected by illness and death during 2017.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In 2017, the average age of Life Insurance claims in Limerick was 62 years, while the average age of those with Specified Illness claims was 53 years.Martin Duffy, Head of Underwriting and Protection Claims with Irish Life Retail, commented; “We paid an average of €3.6 million a week last year to people and families affected by illness and death in Ireland. In fact, we paid 95 per cent of the life insurance and specified illness claims we received last year.”The claims report highlighted that the number of people dying from cancer in Ireland remains high, as 54 per cent women and 38 per cent of men died from cancer in 2017. Heart-related conditions also feature as a main cause of death, with men five times more likely to die from a heart condition when compared to women.The largest individual life insurance claim of €5,075,000 was paid out to the family of a claimant who died of cancer. €146,000 was paid to the family of a claimant in their 40s who died of cancer shortly after starting a life insurance policy.Overall, prostate cancer was the leading cancer claim for men in Ireland 19 per cent followed by lung cancer and colon cancer. Breast cancer was the main type of cancer claim for women 39 per cent, followed by colon cancer and ovarian cancer.More about health here. #BREAKING €2.5 million for cancer patient UHL leads the way on free parking for patients Email Previous articleCall for Limerick public to be part of a sponsored silenceNext articleFour Limerick schools secure places in finals of Dell EMC competition Staff Reporter last_img read more

Asian shares set to dip as investors await key data

first_imgAsian shares looked set to open lower on Tuesday as investors shifted focus to upcoming data and central bank meetings although positive developments around potential COVID-19 vaccines and increased deal activity are likely to stem losses.Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 futures were down 0.22 percent and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index futures lost 0.08 percent. Japan’s Nikkei 225 futures were flat after Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga won a ruling party leadership election, paving the way for him to succeed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.E-mini futures for the S&P 500 gained 0.11 percent. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan ended up 1.06 percent.The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 1.18 percent and the S&P 500 rose 1.27 percent while the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite added 1.87 percent.US stocks rose after drugmaker AstraZeneca said it resumed its British clinical trials of its COVID-19 vaccine, one of the most advanced in development. Pfizer Inc and US-listed shares of Germany’s BioNTech gained after proposing an expansion to regulators for their phase 3 trial to about 44,000 participants.Technology shares rallied after cloud services company Oracle said it would team up with China’s ByteDance to keep TikTok operating in the United States, beating Microsoft Corp in a deal structured as a partnership rather than an outright sale.Elsewhere, SoftBank Group jumped 8.96 percent to mark its biggest daily gain since March 25, after the company said it would sell chip designer Arm to Nvidia Corp for as much as US$40 billion in a deal set to reshape the semiconductor landscape.The US dollar dropped 2.2 percent against a basket of currencies, hitting a two-week low versus the yen, as demand for the safe haven currency eased amid the rise in equities.US crude recently rose 0.35 percent to $37.39 per barrel.Topics : On the economic data front, China’s industrial production and retail sales for August are expected to show an improving economy later on Tuesday. Chinese house price data for August is also due.“The global economic recovery is currently being driven by China’s fast rebound,” said Joseph Capurso, head of international economics at Commonwealth Bank of Australia. “As a result, market participants will likely be very sensitive to any downside surprises to the Chinese data.”US retail sales figures from August are due Wednesday.Investors will also look to central banks for direction, with the US Federal Reserve starting a two-day policy meeting on Tuesday, the first since unveiling a landmark shift to a more tolerant stance on inflation in August. The Bank of Japan and the Bank of England announce their respective policy decisions on Thursday.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces All Sports America to Reshore Jobs to Northumberland County

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces All Sports America to Reshore Jobs to Northumberland County April 13, 2017 Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that All Sports America, Ltd., a manufacturer of athletic uniforms, will expand its Storm Uniforms Division at its current facility in Point Township, Northumberland County. The company’s expansion will create 42 new jobs during the next three years and will reshore the manufacturing of products currently being produced overseas.“Anytime we are able to be involved in helping a company like All Sports America add new jobs and expand operations, it is a positive step for the region, as well as for the state as a whole,” said Governor Wolf. “This is even more meaningful in cases like this, where the project also involves products currently being produced overseas and bringing some of those operations back to America. This is a signal that Pennsylvania is not just competitive with our neighboring states but can also compete in the global economy.”All Sports America, Ltd. will invest more than $900,000 in the project to expand the cut and sew operation of its Storm Uniforms Division, which specializes in youth sports jerseys. Additionally, the company has upgraded its facility and purchased new sewing machines, heat presses, laser cutters, and printers. In addition to creating 42 jobs, another 21 existing jobs will be retained. The company will commence hiring during a two-day open house April 21-22.Earlier today, Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin toured the facility, congratulating the company on the planned expansion.“All Sports America is very excited for this opportunity to be bringing jobs back to Pennsylvania,” said Richard Rock, President & CEO, All Sports America.All Sports America received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $40,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant and $42,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon the creation of the new jobs. The company has also been encouraged to apply for a $400,000 low-interest loan through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA).The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania.“It is always great to hear that a local business is thriving and committed to growth and development in our community,” State Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) said. “Through the expansions at the Point Township facility, more jobs will be created and new machines and technology will be incorporated in the processes. Congratulations to All Sports America, and I extend my best wishes for continued success.”All Sports America, Ltd. is one of the largest independent suppliers of youth football equipment and uniforms to youth sports programs in North America. The company specializes exclusively in products for youth teams and leagues ranging between the ages of 6 to 14. The company designs uniforms and equipment specifically for the needs of the children they provide to, which allows them to offer factory direct prices. The company separated its manufacturing arm of the company from the supply division in 2013 and does business as the Storm Uniforms Division; both companies are now located in Northumberland County.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more