Less talk, more action on respite

first_imgPrint THE head of a campaign to restore respite services in Limerick to their former capacity for the long term, has asked local politicians to put the issue at the top of their agenda once more. Owen South has been fronting a campaign to relaunch a full respite service in Limerick, which was reduced significantly when government funding was cut by in June.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The facility in Clonile, which offered respite to 63 families, was closed and an alternative service was set up elsewhere in August, funded by €50,000 of the Brother’s of Charity’s own savings.However, the service is greatly reduced and is planned to open just 77 days next year, a drop of 48% on last year.“Nearly three months have now gone and the Brothers of Charity respite house in Clonile, Caherdavin, is still closed,” Mr South told the Limerick Post. “The Brothers of Charity have, since the end of August, opened a limited respite house in another part of Caherdavin.“The charity has donated €50,000 from much valued money raised over the years to enable  families affected by the closure get some respite”.Mr. South said that one month into the reopening of the service, the money is being eaten into and will soon run out.“Local Fianna Fail politicians, along with Brian Cowen, have claimed that the restoration of full respite services is top of their agenda, but three months on and nothing has been done and there has been no communication”.He added that the families have had “enough talk” and want to see the result of respite services in Limerick restored to full capacity. Advertisement Previous articleRound up from the courtsNext articleDeadline extended for Green Bulding Awards admin Twitter NewsLocal NewsLess talk, more action on respiteBy admin – September 27, 2010 702 WhatsApp Facebook Email Linkedinlast_img read more

This week’s news in brief: computer safety tips

first_img Comments are closed. Ageprejudice pleaMargaretHodge, minister for Employment and Equal Opportunities, called on employers toreduce age prejudice in the workplace. Addressing the Recruitment 2000conference held in London last week, Hodge said, “If a company is downsizingthen the first staff to be made redundant are the over-50s, even though this isan expensive exercise.” Jointhe top ranksPersonnelToday’s Scott Beagrie is among the journalists contributing to Britain’s TopEmployers, to be published by HarperCollinsBusiness early next year. Advisorsinclude Personnel Today, Cranfield School of Management, People in Business,The Reward Group, Sanders & Sidney, and The University of London. Companieswanting to be considered for an interview should contact Martin Williams atCorporate Research Foundation on 020-7486 2603, or e-mail [email protected] . Related posts:No related photos. Portablecomputers carry no greater health risk to their users than non-portables,although their users can suffer discomfort, according to a Health and SafetyExecutive-sponsored study. It warns users to avoid injury risks from carryingthe portable, its peripherals and paper. Care should also be taken if using aportable in situations where posture would be poor, such as cars or hotels. Foreign training bestManagementconsultants at the National Engineering Recruitment Exhibition last week saidthey had been employing well-qualified engineers from India and Eastern Europeas they are better trained than UK graduates. “They specialise earlier,therefore are better equipped,” said Nicole Jones, management consultant fortelecoms engineering company Aircom International. “Demand is exceeding qualitysupply.”center_img Webrecruiting woesA survey of168 HR managers found that almost one-quarter do not have the technology torecruit over the Web, despite nearly all saying it is a vital recruiting tool.Respondents to RecruitMagazine. com’s survey blamed a lack of IT support tomaintain the technology and a lack of time to implement it. Doubtsover DDA HR has yetto be convinced that the Disability Discrimination Act is an overwhelmingsuccess, according to a personneltoday.com survey. As Personnel Today went topress, just 57 per cent of those polled agreed that the DDA had been successfulin helping foster equal treatment of disabled people at work. Previous Article Next Article This week’s news in brief: computer safety tipsOn 5 Dec 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Kansas City Chiefs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers advance to Super Bowl 55

first_imgJanuary 25, 2021 /Sports News – National Kansas City Chiefs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers advance to Super Bowl 55 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail33ft/iStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — It’s a contest of the rising young star quarterback versus the G.O.A.T. — Austin Mahomes versus Tom Brady — in the upcoming Super Bowl.The Kansas City Chiefs will square off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next Sunday after emerging victorious over the Buffalo Bills in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game, winning 38-24.Tampa Bay came out strong against the Green Bay Packers, defeating them 31-26 at the NFC Championship Game at Lambeau Field on Sunday.According to ESPN, Brady, 43, shouted to teammate Devin White as he exited Lambeau Field, “D-White, where we going? We’re going home!”The Bucs are officially the first team in NFL history to play in a Super Bowl hosted at their home stadium — Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.Brady now sets a record for being the oldest player, in any position, to play in a Super Bowl.Not only that, coach Bruce Arians will officially be the second-oldest coach to head to a Super Bowl, behind Bills’ coach, the late Marv Levy.Should Arians win, however, he will become the oldest coach at 68 to win a Super Bowl.  Should the Bucs win, it’ll mark the team’s second Super Bowl victory — the team’s first and only appearance at the Big Game was in January 2003.As for Kansas City, they stand to notch their second consecutive win, as they defeated the San Francisco 49ers last year — 31 to 20.  If they win, it’ll mark their third Vince Lombardi Trophy.  The only other time they won it was back in 1970, when they defeated the Minnesota Vikings.The Big Game kicks off next Sunday, Feb. 4, at 6:30 p.m. ET.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img read more

Whitewater skiers shine at Teck race

first_imgThe Whitewater Ski Racers recently hosted more than a 100 racers Teck Kootenay  Zone Race. Two days of slalom races —102 racers ages 10-72 — attracted skiers from as far away as Lake Louise and Golden/Kicking Horse. Whitewater has the largest number of racers. The next Kootenay Zone race will be a Giant Slalom in Kimberley Jan31/Feb1.Whitewater will host the first Nancy Greene race of the year on Sunday January 25 Here are the results: U12: Saturday 1: Male: LAZIER LIAM-6, SWETLAND RIVER-12, SOLLID EDAN-15, LESSARD KIAN-16, KELLY RYAN-18 Female:Aliza Jones-3, Sophie Hickson-5,Sierra Pardoe-9, Lauren Robertson-10, MARECHAL NEEVA-15, SHAPOVALOVA NARAYANI-16, ROBERTSON ANA-18, MURRAY RHIANNON-19 Saturday  2: Male: LAZIER LIAM-7, JENSEN BRODIE-11, SOLLID EDAN-16, SWETLAND RIVER-17, LESSARD KIAN-21 Female: HICKSON SOPHIE-2, JONES ALIZA-5, ROBERTSON LAUREN-6, PARDOE SIERRA-9, MARECHAL NEEVA-15, SHAPOVALOVA NARAYANI-16, ROBERTSON ANA-17 Sunday 1: Male:    LAZIER LIAM-5, JENSEN BRODIE-7, KELLY RYAN-11, SOLLID EDAN-13, SWETLAND RIVER-14, LESSARD KIAN-20 Female: HICKSON SOPHIE-3, JONES ALIZA-5, ROBERTSON LAUREN-7, PARDOE SIERRA-9, SHAPOVALOVA NARAYANI-13, MARECHAL NEEVA-14, ROBERTSON ANA-16, MURRAY RHIANNON-17 Sunday  2: Male: LAZIER LIAM-6, SWETLAND RIVER-12, SOLLID EDAN-13, LESSARD KIAN-14 Female:  HICKSON SOPHIE-3, PARDOE SIERRA-5, ROBERTSON LAUREN-6, SHAPOVALOVA NARAYANI-11, MARECHAL NEEVA-13, MURRAY RHIANNON-15, ROBERTSON ANA-16 U14: Saturday 1: Male: OOSTHUIZEN Yael-2, WATERFIELD Garrett-7, LEISHMAN Henry-8, BELLMAN Troy-9, GAFFRAN Nathan-10, MEASURES Tao-11, DIGIACOMO Kell-18, LAWRENCE-JEFFERY Chris-19, Female: WATERFIELD Kiley-15, LEWANDOWSKI Gretchen-22, VANDERHOLT Hanna-23, Saturday 2: Male: OOSTHUIZEN Yael-1, BELLMAN Troy-5, MEASURES Tao-6, LAWRENCE-JEFFERY Chris-11, DIGIACOMO Kell-12, GAFFRAN Nathan-16 Female: WATERFIELD Kiley-5, MURRAY Zarah-9, LEWANDOWSKI Gretchen-16, VANDERHOLT Hanna-18 Sunday 1: Male: OOSTHUIZEN Yael-6, LEISHMAN Henry-8, WATERFIELD Garrett-9, BELLMAN Troy-13, LAWRENCE-JEFFERY Chris-17, DIGIACOMO Kell-19 Female: WATERFIELD Kiley-12, MURRAY Zarah-17, LEWANDOWSKI Gretchen-24 Sunday 2: Male: OOSTHUIZEN Yael-7, WATERFIELD Garrett-9, DIGIACOMO Kell-19, GAFFRAN Nathan-20 Female: WATERFIELD Kiley-14, MURRAY Zarah-18, LEWANDOWSKI Gretchen-24 U16/MA: Saturday: Male: SWAN Bobby-2, GAFFRAN Noah-3 Female: PUNCHARD Oso-2 Sunday : Male: SWAN Bobby-2, BROUSSON Liegh-3, GAFFRAN Noah-4 Female: PUNCHARD Oso-2last_img read more