RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival NewsLocal NewsFurther education proves fashionable in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – August 21, 2014 1048 Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Previous articleNew Limerick playground proves good training ground for local politicsNext articleMore students puts LIT plan in fast lane Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print WhatsApp TAGSlimerickLimerick College of Further Education Ann Barnes, Karina Graham and Elizabeth Farrell completed their FETAC Level 6 Fashion Design course in LCFE in May 2014.LIFELONG learning is certainly in vogue at Limerick College of Further Education (LCFE) Fashion Department.In May of this year Ann Barnes, Karina Graham and Elizabeth Farrell all completed their FETAC Level 6 Fashion Design course at LCFE. Prior to this, all three finished a FETAC Level 5 course in Design at the Mulgrave Street campus.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up All three agree that their two years in LCFE was a very enjoyable and memorable time. Through their studies at LCFE the women have now acquired professional and practical skills in fashion and craft, business, alterations, tailoring and knitwear, while at the same time building lifelong friendships and memories.Ann Barnes, who is presently researching the feasibility of setting up a mini business in alterations, commented: “I was made redundant and had difficulty finding work. As I always enjoyed sewing, I decided to re-train and learn new skills.”Elizabeth Farrell also told the Limerick Post she found the course “very interesting, challenging and rewarding”. While Karina Graham confessed she was only planning to take part in the morning’s only programme, but instead opted to complete the full time course instead.Head of the Fashion Department in LCFE, Miia Satama, explained that the aim of the two-year full-time programme is to provide learners with a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of the modern fashion trade.“There is a strong focus throughout the programme on applying knowledge and skills practically to produce real results. A fashion portfolio which reflects the learner’s ability to deliver creative and original responses is prepared in first year,” said Ms Satama.“It is exciting to see how learning traditional skills such as tailoring has become popular again, we are happy to share the learning experience with learners from all walks of life,” she concluded.LCFE is currently taking applications for all its courses for the academic year 2014/2015. Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories
June 4, 2021
Facebook NewsHealth94 medical posts still vacant at UL hospitalsBy Bernie English – August 2, 2018 4698 64 patients waiting for beds in UHL Numbers of Limerick hospital group staff sidelined by COVID-19 reduces by 162 in past 7 days Advertisement Linkedin Previous article#PHOTOS After Dark – Limerick Against PollutionNext articleRattle and hum to the 6th Richard Harris International Film Festival 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. Twitter 53 patients waiting for beds at UHL University Hospital LimerickTHE University of Limerick Hospitals Group has been unable to fill job vacancies for 24 consultants and 70 nurses, it has been claimed this week.As as its flagship facility at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) again topped the national league for overcrowding, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has said that a lack of nurses is at the heart of the problem.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ireland’s emergency departments are at least 216 nurses short of what is needed to care for patients, according to HSE figures obtained by the INMO at the Workplace Relations Commission this week.The HSE confirmed that there are 159 unfilled vacancies and an additional 57 nurses are needed to care for patients admitted from emergency departments for whom there are no available beds.70 of these unfilled nursing posts are in the University of Limerick Hospitals Group which comprises of UHL, St John’s, the Regional Maternity and Croom orthopaedic hospitals in Limerick as well as district hospitals in Ennis and NenaghMeanwhile, Limerick Sinn Fein TD Maurice Quinlivan has raised serious concerns about figures released by the HSE which show there are 349 vacant consultant posts in hospitals across the whole State including 24 at UHL.“The figures released in response to a Parliamentary Question show that in some areas and hospitals, the vacancy rates are beyond worrying,” he said.“There are 24 vacant consultant posts at the University of Limerick Hospital Group, mainly in Dooradoyle, and some of them in extremely important specialities such as Emergency Medicine.“The HSE has tried every way to get around this problem, including employing doctors who are not on the specialist register as consultants and employing locum/agency consultants; but papering over the cracks and short-term solutions are not working”.In response to a query from the Limerick Post, a HSE spokeswoman said: “Each year, staffing requirements form part of the estimates process at UL Hospitals Group and resources allocated are based on the funding provided.“Our 2018 Operational Plan sets out the type and volume of health care services to be provided throughout the year, including staffing, having regard for the available funding.“Since 2016, UL Hospitals Group has employed an additional 15 consultants and we are actively recruiting for consultants to fill open posts. Three consultants are due to start with the group over the coming weeks with 11 posts at various stages of the recruitment process and other posts going through the approval process”.Meanwhile, the INMO says that the figures show that the worst July overcrowding since they started their recording process and University Hospital Limerick topped the table, with 897 patients waiting for beds after being admitted through the emergency department.The union says that “low pay and bad working conditions make it near-impossible to recruit and retain sufficient nurses in emergency departments”.In a separate statement, a hospital spokeswoman said: “The emergency department at UHL is one of the busiest in the country and the numbers presenting continues to increase year on year.“Attendance numbers in 2018 have increased by 8.4 per cent compared to 2017. This represents an additional 3,148 patients who have attended the emergency department so far this year compared to the same period in 2017.“Of those presenting, the numbers requiring admission include many frail elderly patients with complex care needs.“This has added additional pressure for beds across all our sites. We regret that any of our patients have to face long waits in our emergency department during busy periods and any distress or inconvenience this causes to patients and their loved ones”.“While patients still face delays in the new emergency department, it provides for a much-improved patient experience compared to the old department and has improved the privacy, safety and dignity for many of our patients.“Additional nursing resources have been provided to ensure patients receive the appropriate care while in the emergency department,” the spokeswoman concluded.Read more health news here. Updated statement on service disruptions UL Hospitals Group Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Email TAGShealthLimerick City and CountyNewsuniversity hospital limerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Print Management at most overcrowded and most COVID-hit hospital apologise to patients ‘waiting over 100 hours’ for a bed
November 18, 2020
The Croatian Chamber of Commerce, which awarded me a special recognition for my contribution to the promotion of micro-entrepreneurship, expires in 1852 as the year of its founding, so I took a look at the history books…The first major exodus of the population”Life on the Croatian coast and islands is fading. People leave “belly for bread”, villages are left without inhabitants, the army without soldiers, the state without income, the country is exposed to every robbery at the mercy of… The year is 1890. It has been 17 years since connecting Rijeka and Vienna by rail, 46 years since the construction of the first summer house and 32 years since the construction of the first hotel in Opatija. A year ago, Opatija was officially declared a climatic health resort. Phylloxera took over, destroying viticulture – the economic basis of the coast and islands. This final blow after the collapse of the sailing ship in 1864, started a real exodus of the population of the coastal and island areas. “This was the socio – economic framework for the beginning of the development of tourism on the Adriatic in the form as we know it today.Good transport infrastructure is a prerequisite for developmentThe state (then) developed the most modern transport infrastructure of the time in order to quickly, efficiently and in large numbers bring people from the continent to “the most beautiful sea coast in the world”. In 1901, the narrow-gauge railway connecting the Dubrovnik littoral, Dubrovnik with the network of railways leading to Vienna, Budapest, Prague, Paris and even Istanbul was completed. At the beginning of the 20th century, 131 places on the Croatian coast and islands were connected by daily ferry lines that maintained more than 150 ships. Along the coastal voyage from Rijeka to Kotor lasted 26,5 hours and took place “non-stop” with two large passenger ships.Development of EntrepreneurshipIn addition to entrepreneurial ventures in shipping, entrepreneurial ventures in tourism also took place. In addition to joint stock companies in both segments, great contribution was made by enterprising individuals who, together with their families, encouraged by efficient state administration, launched entrepreneurial ventures worthy of admiration even today. For example, in 1904 the Society for the Beautification of Places in Baška (the forerunner of today’s tourist board) was founded, and in 1906 the first hotel “Zvonimir”, of the Tudor family. Until 1912, the Grandić family built the “Grandić” hotel, the Matejčić family the “Praha” hotel, the Gaistlich family the “Baška” hotel, the Volarić family, and the “Volarić” hotel. A similar development can be seen in a number of well-known tourist destinations on the Adriatic today. From the very beginning of tourism development, the first accommodation was “private”, ie family. Thus, history records the first written trace of the stay of Emperor Francis Joseph with the Gozz family in Dubrovnik in 1818. In 1910, a local newspaper recorded an unprecedented crowd in March when the city was flooded with tourists, filling all hotels and knocking on doors from house to house looking for accommodation. …Planned and guided tourism developmentTourism first developed where the railway came from, in Opatija, then in Dubrovnik. However, thanks to good transport connections by sea, it quickly spread throughout the Croatian coast and islands through excursions and then longer stays. The state (then) understood tourism as a lever for the development of an economically weak area. Strategic encouragement of tourism development had a great impact on the rest of the population in these areas, in fact, due to tourism, enterprising people from all countries of the then Austro-Hungarian monarchy came to the coast and islands and with their work, investments and knowledge transfer laid the foundations of what we call successful today. tourism.War and a new social order are suppressing entrepreneurshipUntil the Second World War, tourism in our country developed on the same basis as in Austria, Switzerland, Italy… However, after the Second World War, private entrepreneurship was banned, the market economy was abolished, hotels were nationalized. The only form of micro-entrepreneurship in tourism remained related to the then “home crafts” and catering in the segment of food and beverages. Both forms of entrepreneurship were limited in capacity, employees, and under the strict control of this “capitalist element” by the powerful state. This situation lasted from 1945 to 1991, when the socio-economic system of the sovereign Republic of Croatia changed. The disaster of the new war brought new suffering to people and property. Once private, then nationalized hotels, they suffered damage again and changed owners and appearance during the period of transformation and privatization. Most of these are renovated modern hotels owned by joint stock companies today. One part of these buildings still stands neglected and abandoned. Recovering from all the war and post-war disasters, Croatian tourism is returning to the paths of old glory only at the turn of the millennium. Micro-entrepreneurship, especially family entrepreneurship, only in a few years continues its development where it was violently stopped in 1941.Transport connection – public transportIn the past 20 years, the Croatian authorities have also built a good road transport infrastructure, and air transport is encouraged. In maritime along coastal and coastal-island traffic, progress has been made with the introduction of high-speed lines and modern ferries, although there is still considerable room for improvement. Attempts have also been made by seaplane connectivity, experimenting with the concession of small lines, but it seems that we have not yet reached the required level of line frequency and reasonable prices to be able to establish significant progress from the situation at the time of this text. On land in public local and intercity transport, the situation is perhaps the worst. If you do not live in the center of a larger city, without your own car you become immobile, in fact, your life returns to the level of mobility two centuries ago. This traffic disconnection is also one of the main reasons why some destinations are bypassed by tourists in the off-season.History repeats itselfToday, Croatia is reliving long-ago difficult moments. The population is in an accelerated exodus. Modern Phylloxera – the Croatian model of transformation and privatization and partnership capitalism have again destroyed the economic basis of a large part of the country. Tens of thousands of jobs have been cut. Small shipyards, agricultural cooperatives, factories, textile industry plants, petrochemical, metal processing plants, hotel complexes were closed… You will surely remember the examples of once well-established companies from their immediate surroundings that were strangely shut down… The wrong model of economic development comes into this time to charge. In addition to “Phylloxere”, there is a new “steam engine” – digital technology. The steam engine once destroyed sailing ships and the entire industry related to these ships, the digital era is slowly closing an increasing number of business premises, offices, shops, retail chains – all places of purchase of products and services that are increasingly ordered and bought “online”. History repeats itself but not quite literally, unfortunately. During the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, the efficient state bureaucracy revived the Croatian coast and islands in twenty years. Today’s bureaucratic apparatus, by accumulating legal and sub-legal obstacles, fiscal and parafiscal levies, achieves the effect of suppressing any desire for independent business. “Rolling” into the public sector has become a national sport in which “excellents”, individuals with a political “pedigree”, win. Others, disappointed and discouraged, buy non-refundable tickets for the future in a different environment.Micro entrepreneur – super heroBeing a family micro-entrepreneur in any business and in any form of registration, today, here, is tantamount to a heroic endeavor. Only a man with superhero traits can fight laws, levies, financing, business development at the same time. For such a working day has 16 hours, a week 7 days, a year 364 sleepless nights…All Croatian authorities, however many they have been to this day, have not understood the lesson of the past – the state consists of three equally important basic elements: a certain territory, a sovereign government and a permanent population. Tourism is now understood as an industry for making extra profits of desirable owners of privatized hotels, good “chargers” of the budget at all levels of public government, using the work of fluctuating seasonal workers. At the same time, modern economic planners have completely neglected the “third element” of statehood – permanent residents.Family micro-entrepreneurship in tourism is a model, a means of staying and survival of the permanent population in areas endangered by depopulation. By tying families to the land, to the home while ensuring their existence, the survival of small towns, rural areas, in fact most of Croatia, is achieved. The micro-entrepreneur first employs his family, then relatives, neighbors and other neighbors and, if necessary, additional employees in the high employment season. One small family hotel provides 15 permanent jobs and another 15 seasonal ones. 2.000 such hotels would revive the Croatian coast and islands, employ 30.000 people directly and permanently, and as many more occasionally. Behind each employee stands a family that would have a settled basic existence and a reason to stay in the place they love the most. We would have satisfied and professional employees in tourism. Earnings would be “overflowed” from tourism into additional facilities in the place, it would be invested in agricultural production because this model of development is slower, generational but more stable. This development is not only family development but also community development. Our coastal towns would look like Austrian villages. Croatia would no longer be full of life only when it is “full of tourism”, but the autochthonous rhythm of life in small towns would take place continuously throughout the year.Tourism is not an end in itself, it is a means to a better lifeIn order to achieve all the positive effects, tourism must be understood as a means to an end. The goal is a good life for the local community and primarily the permanent population. Happy and content, well-off individual = happy, content and well-off society. If we develop thousands of micro-entrepreneurs, some will fail, some will re-emerge, but development will not stop because of the “thousand little wheels”, most of them will always be in operation.Croatia needs a completely new paradigm of social and economic development. It must all start with the family as the basic economic and social unit of society. Entrepreneurial ideas emerge in the family that need to be supported and guided. Tourism as a means of achieving the survival of Croatia must be especially encouraged, stimulated, even privileged. Can political elites understand and accept this today? Judging by the increase in VAT on catering from 10 to 13% and then in just two months from 13 to 25%, it is difficult.Published by: Nedo Pinezić<br />
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September 20, 2020
Mumbai: Legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has pledged to help around 5,000 people for a month in Shivaji Nagar and Govandi area of Mumbai through an NGO amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.“Thank you, Sachin Tendulkar for stepping in and helping Apnalaya help the ones suffering the most during this lockdown. He will be taking care of the ration of around 5000 people for a month. There are many more individuals who need your support, people! Donate now,” tweeted an NGO named Apnalaya while expressing gratitude to Tendulkar and urging others to donate.The 47-year-old, on his part, wished the NGO to continue their work in the service of the distressed and needy. “Keep up your good work,” he tweeted.Earlier, Tendulkar had donated Rs 25 lakh each to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund) and Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (Maharashtra) in his bid to join the fight against COVID-19.The Master Blaster has been urging people to adhere to the guidelines issued by the government and stay indoors during the ongoing lockdown in place amid the coronavirus pandemic which has claimed around 200 lives in the country thus far. IANSAlso Read: Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli find a spot in Michael Clarke’s listAlso Watch: Hagrama Mohilary organizes a press-meet on Coronavirus situation and distribution of Rations
August 12, 2020
Ring is reporting that it has found no evidence that it’s network was compromised in an incident where a New York family’s doorbell camera was hacked and their 13-year-old was terrorized by said hacker.The incident was reported in Staten Island.The family says the 13-year-old was home alone when he began hearing someone talking to him through one of the Ring cameras.The teen immediately unplugged the device, however, as soon as he went into another room in the home, the hacker reappeared.The family has since taken down all of it’s Ring cameras and reached out to Ring about the hack.Ring began investigating the incident and says it found that the family often used the same password and username for many of their accounts and the hacker was able to gain access to the Ring camera by compromising one of the family’s accounts not associated with Ring:“Customer trust is important to us and we take the security of our devices seriously. Our security team has investigated this incident and we have no evidence of an unauthorized intrusion or compromise of Ring’s systems or network.“Recently, we were made aware of an incident where malicious actors obtained some Ring users’ account credentials (e.g., username and password) from a separate, external, non-Ring service and reused them to log in to some Ring accounts. Unfortunately, when the same username and password is reused on multiple services, it’s possible for bad actors to gain access to many accounts.“Upon learning of the incident, we took appropriate actions to promptly block bad actors from known affected Ring accounts and affected users have been contacted. Consumers should always practice good password hygiene and we encourage Ring customers to change their passwords and enable two-factor authentication.”Despite the findings, the family is still warning others about the dangers of having Ring in the home.
August 12, 2020
President Trump will be present at the Daytona 500 this weekend in more ways than one. He’ll be in person and on a the #47 car.Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood says his office is planning for President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and Governor Ron DeSantis to attend Sunday’s race. Daytona Beach International Airport also says the president will be attending, and Air Force One is expected to land there. Trump would be the first sitting president to attend the race since George W. Bush in 2004. Oh and there is Joe Nemececk is driving the Trump Pence 2020 Camaro. Nemechek, 56, hails from Florida and he is a 20-time winner in the NASCAR National Series ranks, including 16-times in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.Additionally, Nemechek took the 1992 Championship in the Series.The sponsorship comes from the Patriots PAC of America, not from Trump’s direct re-election campaign.Ray DallaRosa from Patriots PAC of America says that the goal of his group’s NASCAR sponsorship campaign is to get more NASCAR fans to register to vote and head to the polls in November as President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence seek re-election.And there’s also a Trump 2020 truck. Tim Viens will sport TRUMP 2020 scheme in Daytona Truck race.
August 12, 2020
RONNIE WILKINS (21) Brashear makes an interception in front of Allderdice’s Joe Graham.The Allderdice Dragons entered Cupples Stadium on Saturday ranked as one of the top 15 teams in the state, but could not overcome a 47-year curse that dates back to 1967.2014 CITY LEAGUE CHAMPS—The Brashear Bulls celebrate with the championship trophy after they defeated Allderdice 42-14 to win the City League Championship. (Photos by William McBride)The heavily favored Dragons (8-2) faced the Brashear Bulls (6-3) one day after Halloween and awoke their demons of championship games past. Cupples Stadium is turning into the “Haunted House” for coach Jerry Haslett and the fireless Dragons.KHALIL SANDERS (8) Brashear, eludes Dom Balsamo (10) of Allderdice, Sanders scored on two long touchdown runs to lead the Bulls to victory.Allderdice, looking for its first City League title since 1967 and losers in the title game the last 3 out of 4 years, once again couldn’t pull it out.The Bulls took control of the game early and inflicted the “Mercy Rule” late as they kicked the Dragons to the curb 42-14.The Bulls took advantage of four Dragons turnovers, leading to a 35-0 nightmare for Allderdice and Brashear’s first City title since 2008 and their 10th overall in the school’s 39-year history.