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

Mimi Fishman Foundation Auctioning Off Jon Fishman’s Used Drumsticks Online For Charity

first_imgThe Mimi Fishman Foundation is a charitable organization started by and named for Phish drummer Jon Fishman‘s late mother, Mimi Fishman. The non-profit raises money for causes close to Fishman’s heart, including charities that seek to improve the lives of children and their families. The organization raises money by auctioning off concert paraphernalia from some of our favorite music makers, such as Phish, String Cheese Incident, Umphrey’s McGee, moe., and Yonder Mountain String Band.The Mimi Fishman Foundation has just kicked off their second online auction of 2017, which features exclusively Jon Fishman’s used and signed drumsticks various Phish shows throughout 2016 and early 2017. Some of the pairs of drumsticks come from particularly notable shows, including their 2016 New Years Eve performance, Halloween, and their performance with Bob Weir on October 18th in Nashville, as well as runs that are near and dear to fans like their annual Colorado summer tour closing run at Dick’s Sporting Good Park and January’s destination getaway in Mexico.If you’re feeling philanthropic in the next month, you can check out the auction for yourself here and bid on some of Fishman’s drumsticks, which are currently ranging in price from $110 to $570, with drumsticks from the Bob Weir show in Tennessee holding the highest bidding price after seventeen bids.last_img read more

Battle for places on Tipp team

first_imgTipp supporters can look forward to seeing a fresh, re-energised Tipperary team to face Westmeath tomorrow evening.The Leinster side travel to Semple stadium to face the Premier in the first round of the hurling qualifiers.Following in the wake of the disappointing 1-26 to 2-27 defeat suffered at the hands of Cork in a Munster quarter-final five weeks ago, Tipp have given championship debuts to goalkeeper Daragh Mooney and defenders Tomás Hamill and Joe O’Dwyer. Former Tipp hurling manager and Tipp FM analyst Ken Hogan says the starting 15 will be hoping to hold on to their jerseys for the rest of the championship.Throw-in is at 5 o’clock tomorrow evening at Semple and Tipp FM will have full live coverage in association with Mulcahy Car Sales Ardcroney, Nenagh and Spar Express, Maxol Filling Station, Turtulla. Thurles.last_img read more

Serena Williams wins 1st-round match at Olympics

first_imgRIO DE JANEIRO (AP). Serena Williams opened defense of her Olympic singles gold medal with a patchy-at-times 6-4, 6-2 victory over Australia’s Daria Gavrilova.Sunday’s match at the Rio de Janeiro games was Williams’ first since she won her Open-era record-tying 22nd Grand Slam title at Wimbledon last month.The American, seeded No. 1, was hardly at her best in the 91-minute contest, compiling 37 unforced errors to 27 winners, and she got broken at love while serving for the first set at 5-3. But Williams broke right back in the next game.Williams is scheduled to play doubles with her older sister Venus later Sunday.The younger Williams owns four gold medals — in singles at London four years ago, and in doubles in 2000, 2008 and 2012. TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more