HSE guide to services for older people in Limerick

first_imgNewsLocal NewsHSE guide to services for older people in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – June 25, 2016 1413 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin Email Facebook Previous articleNewcastle West regional athletics hub nears starting blockNext articleProperty deal puts Limerick boxing club into the top division Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSHealth Service Executive (HSE)limerickLimerick Mental Health Services center_img Advertisement A NEW information resource for older people has been hailed as a good solid starting point for the development of a comprehensive guide for services available to older people in the Limerick area both in times of need as well as vitality.Championed and developed by the Limerick Mental Health Services, the booklet is the culmination of a major engagement exercise with various service providers throughout Limerick to capture and record the services available to older people. The booklet covers a wide range of service information from education, keeping active, transport to health services.According to Simon Wale a senior clinical psychologist who was involved in the development of the booklet, it is important that older people know what is out there and what is going on locally.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “It is a good solid starting point for the development of a comprehensive guide for services available to older people in the Limerick area both in times of need as well as vitality,” he enthused.The booklet is available from the HSE website under older person services. A hard copy of the booklet can also be requested from [email protected] Alan [email protected] Twitter Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

Press release: Debt management boss joins husband on disqualified director list

first_img act as a director of a company take part, directly or indirectly, in the promotion, formation or management of a company or limited liability partnership be a receiver of a company’s property Notes to editorsSmooth Financial Consultants Ltd (Company Reg no 05346052) was incorporated on 28 January 2005. The business also traded under the name of ‘The Debt Advice Centre’. The company went into Administration on 2 August 2013, with an estimated deficiency as regards creditors of £967,569.Mark John Broadstock is of Rixton, Warrington and his date of birth is February 1980. He was appointed as a director of Smooth on 1 March 2005, and remained so appointed until the date of Administration.Josephine Lester Broadstock is of Rixton, Warrington and her date of birth is March 1985. She was appointed as a director of Smooth on 26 May 2011 (having previously resigned on 1 October 2009), and remained so appointed until the date of Administration.Robert Marek Jones is of Bramhall, Stockport and his date of birth is November 1978. He was appointed as a director of Smooth on 31 January 2012. He left the company in May 2013, and resigned his directorship on 28 June 2013.The disqualification orders against Mrs Broadstock and Mr Jones were pronounced by HHJ Halliwell in the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, Manchester District Registry on 8 August 2018.Miss Lucy Wilson-Barnes of Cobden House Chambers appeared for the Secretary of State and Mr Louis Doyle of Kings Chambers appeared for Mr Jones. Mrs Broadstock represented herself.A disqualification order has the effect that without specific permission of a court, a person with a disqualification cannot: The lengthy bans the directors have all received are entirely justified. Despite the detriment that was being caused to the clients, the directors continued to be well remunerated, and Mr and Mrs Broadstock, or third parties connected to them, even benefitted from spending of over £14,000 on the company’s credit card on a legal dispute, a holiday and airline tickets, an anniversary party, and a payment towards the cost of 4 season tickets in the executive lounge of a premier league football club. Not only was there continued misuse of the client funds and breaches of regulatory guidelines, the directors breached the trust of their clients, which is particularly distasteful given the financial difficulties they already experienced. Disqualification undertakings are the administrative equivalent of a disqualification order but do not involve court proceedings.Persons subject to a disqualification order are bound by a range of other restrictions.The Insolvency Service administers the insolvency regime, investigating all compulsory liquidations and individual insolvencies (bankruptcies) through the Official Receiver to establish why they became insolvent. It may also use powers under the Companies Act 1985 to conduct confidential fact-finding investigations into the activities of live limited companies in the UK. In addition, the agency deals with disqualification of directors in corporate failures, assesses and pays statutory entitlement to redundancy payments when an employer cannot or will not pay employees, provides banking and investment services for bankruptcy and liquidation estate funds and advises ministers and other government departments on insolvency law and practice.Further information about the work of the Insolvency Service, and how to complain about financial misconduct, is available.Contact Press OfficeMedia enquiries for this press release – 020 7674 6910 or 020 7596 6187 Office currently closed during the coronavirus pandemic. Josephine (Josie) Broadstock, 33 of Warrington, together with Robert Jones, 39 of Stockport, have been banned from being company directors following an Insolvency Service investigation.Husband and wife, Josie and Mark Broadstock, along with Robert Jones, were directors of Smooth Financial Consultants Ltd (Smooth). The company was incorporated in June 2005 and traded as The Debt Advice Centre before trading from Jackson House, Sale, Cheshire in 2012.Mark Broadstock was the Managing Director and Robert Jones was appointed as the Finance Director in January 2012, while Josie Broadstock was appointed a director on 26 May 2011.In return for a monthly fee, Smooth administered debt management plans and made payments to creditors on behalf of individuals experiencing difficulties in making payments to their creditors, for loans and credit cards.However, Smooth went into administration on 2 August 2013 and on 24 July 2014, went into creditors’ voluntary liquidation.During a 5-day trial in July 2018, the court heard that regulations governing debt management companies state that funds belonging to clients are to be held in a separate ‘ring-fenced’ client account. However, from at least 12 February 2013 onwards, Smooth made transfers from the client account to its own company account in excess of the agreed fees.The transfers were used for on-going running costs and for the benefit of the directors, who between them received salaries and dividends of £115,992 from 12 February 2013 to 2 August 2013, as well as third parties connected to Mr and Mrs Broadstock.The court also heard that between 12 February 2013 and 2 August 2013, Smooth failed to pay an estimated value of £572,001 to its clients’ creditors and after a winding up petition had been presented against the company on 1 July 2013, Mark Broadstock transferred £109,512 from the client account to a connected company.None of the funds were used for the benefit of the clients and after Smooth had gone into Administration, the administrators only recovered £49,678 from the connected company. Administrators estimated the shortfall on the client account to be £848,690.Before the court hearing, the Secretary of State accepted a disqualification undertaking from Mark Broadstock, on 9 June 2017 in which he did not dispute that he failed to ensure Smooth made all payments due to clients’ creditors, he caused or allowed transfers to be made from the client account in excess of fees due to Smooth, and after a winding up petition had been presented, he transferred £109,512 from the client account to a connected company for no genuine trading purpose. His ban became effective on 30 June 2017 and lasts for 10 years.On 8 August 2018 the Court made disqualification orders against Josie Broadstock (8 years) and Robert Jones (7 years), both of which commenced on 29 August 2018.The Court found that in failing to prevent the clients’ funds which were held on trust from being misused between 12 February 2013 and 2 August 2013, during which time cheques raised for clients’ creditors but withheld amounted to £572,001, Josie Broadstock’s conduct fell below the standards of probity and competence that could reasonably be expected of her as a director.Robert Jones left the company in May 2013 and while he was not aware that cheques to clients’ creditors totalling £69,223 were withheld prior to his departure, the court found he was aware that a substantial shortfall to clients had accrued by 12 February 2013, and in not taking any steps to prevent the company from continuing to misuse trust monies to meet its own cash requirements, his conduct also fell below the expected standards of probity and competence.Robert Clarke, Group Leader of Insolvent Investigations North at the Insolvency Service, said:center_img Email [email protected] You can also follow the Insolvency Service on: Press Office Media Manager 0303 003 1743 This service is for journalists only. For any other queries, please contact the Insolvency Enquiry Line.For all media enquiries outside normal working hours, please contact the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Press Office on 020 7215 1000. Twitter LinkedIn YouTubelast_img read more

06 Pick a peck of pickles

first_imgBy Dan RahnUniversity of GeorgiaCountless gardeners have planted cucumbers with one thought in mind: pickles. Volume XXXIINumber 1Page 6 Cucumbers are easy to grow, said George Boyhan, a Cooperative Extension horticulturist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.”But they do require some space to spread out,” he said.A number of diseases and insects attack cucumbers, he said, but they’re still fairly easy to grow from transplants or seeds. They’re easier to grow in the spring and early summer. In the fall, insects can be troublesome.Males outnumberedIn packets of cucumber seeds, Boyhan said, 90 percent of the seeds may be brightly colored and 10 percent plain. The bright color indicates a seed treatment and a special type that produces only female flowers and yields more fruit. The untreated seeds produce female and male flowers, providing a pollen source.Plant the seeds an inch and a half deep, usually between April 1 and May 15, leaving 3 to 4 feet between rows and almost as much between plants, he said. Cucumbers need about 60 days to mature.Garden cucumber varieties come in two main types. If you want to eat them fresh, by themselves or in salads, grow a slicing type.”They have dark green rinds with tender, mild flesh,” Boyhan said. “Pick them when they’re about 6 inches long.” If they get much bigger, the seeds will get too hard to eat.The pickling kindIt’s the other type that people have used in pickling worldwide for hundreds and probably thousands of years. “When you think of pickles,” Boyhan said, “you’re thinking of pickled cucumbers.”This type, he said, will turn lighter green or yellowish as it matures. With a more bitter taste, it’s not as good for eating fresh. But its thin skin and spines help it absorb the vinegar solution used in pickling.As with the slicing type, he said, pick these cucumbers when they’re immature, before the seeds begin to harden. Once you’ve picked them, it’s time to pickle them.What began in ancient times as a fermentation process is now most often a fresh-pack or quick pickling process, says Elizabeth Andress, a UGA Extension food safety specialist and director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Center for Home Food Preservation.”Quick pickling is by far the most popular process,” Andress said. “Fermenting limits you to the dill types. But quick pickling allows many more choices of flavors.”With the vinegar brine of the quick pickling process, sugar and many spices can be added to make cucumbers sour, sweet, hot or mild with an almost endless array of flavors.Be carefulThere’s no shortage of recipes out there, but that makes Andress nervous.”If you don’t have enough acid in the pickles, there’s a danger of botulism,” she said. “Always use a recipe from a reliable source, and never substitute any ingredient that could alter the ratio between the amount of acid and the other ingredients.”Even if you’ve never pickled anything before, making pickles of your cucumbers is still an easy option, Andress said. If you can read a recipe, you can do it.”The easiest thing to learn is the quick-pickling process,” she said. “If you want to store the pickles at room temperature, you’ll have to learn at least boiling-water canning, too. You’ll need some jars and lids, and a canner. But it’s not hard.”A number of recipes and other instructions are on the Web at www.homefoodpreservation.com. Another great resource is the new edition of the UGA Extension book, “So Easy to Preserve” and a separate “So Easy to Preserve” DVD.The books are $18 and the DVDs $39.95, shipping included. You can get order forms for either at www.uga.edu/setp. Or contact the county UGA Extension office at 1-800-ASK-UGA1.(Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

Nokia Theatre opens in downtown L.A.

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The peaceful easy feeling extended to the parking lot. On a night that had the Clippers playing across the street at Staples Center and a video-game expo occupying the Los Angeles Convention Center next door, streets were clear and there was plenty of parking in the surrounding lots. “Parking was so easy I couldn’t believe it,” said Long Beach resident Robin Morris, who works in the import-export business. “I didn’t expect to be able to park across the street and just walk right over.” The 7,100-seat, $100 million concert hall is part of a project that will eventually include a hotel, a nightclub and the Grammy Museum. The Nokia has already booked shows through the middle of next year, including a Chinese New Year’s celebration, rock acts and comedians. “Everybody seems to be in such high spirits,” said Charlene Hatago, a marketing assistant from Rowland Heights. “It really is spectacular. The lighting is really great outside. It brings a really friendly, happy feeling. It’s a lot of fun.” Cell-phone cameras clicked in the courtyard and one employee had a video screen attached to his back to give guests a closer view of the sport and music clips. “It`s so alive – which is unusual for a Thursday night,” said Shirley Kawashiri, an Alhambra legal assistant. “And it’s not even the weekend.” [email protected] (818) 713-3676160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A light-hearted atmosphere of camaraderie and fun Thursday marked the opening night of the Nokia Theatre, L.A.’s newest concert venue. The plaza across from Staples Center was festooned with video screens showing sports and music clips, while concert-goers mingled, had drinks or munched pizza at an outdoor cafe. The curtain rose with a string of dates starring the Eagles and the Dixie Chicks. “There’s so much to look at,” said Judy Larsen of Santa Clarita, who works in the travel industry. “It’s such a nice surprise to see all of this.” last_img

Picture Special: Well known south Donegal pub for sale for €125,000

first_imgOne of south Donegal’s oldest and well-known pubs has been placed on the market, it has emerged. Biddy’s Bar of Glencolmcille, which was built over 200 years ago, has been a popular well-loved watering hole for tourists who visit the Gaeltacht village. However, after years of falling into disrepair, the current owners have now took the decision to sell the pub.The folk village is on the Atlantic coast west of Donegal Town in the north-west of Ireland. It consists of several small cottages in the Gaeltacht.It was built and maintained by the local people and it is one of Ireland’s best living-history museums.Biddy’s Bar of GlencolmcilleThe cottages are exact replicas of those used by local people in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries and fitted with the furniture of this period.The property can be found listed on daft.ie: “We are delighted to offer for sale, this former traditional public house known locally as Biddy’s Bar of Glencolmcille. The property comprises of a two-storey detached building consisting of a bar and lounge that extends to approximately 216 sq.m / 2,325 sq.ft in area. “The ground floor comprises of a bar with direct access onto the main street and is connected to a separate lounge.“The first-floor accommodation positioned over the ground floor also consists of a bar and lounge and features a double-height vaulted ceiling with exposed stone walls.“The remaining accommodation comprises of a sizable lean-to consisting an open-span bar with independent access.”Picture Special: Well known south Donegal pub for sale for €125,000 was last modified: October 31st, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

5 Things to Consider Before Shooting Slow Motion

first_imgShooting slow motion video is easier than ever before, thanks to advances in camera tech. Still, there are some challenges to consider before starting your next slow motion project.For the longest time, independent filmmakers have been frustrated by the fact that they weren’t able to capture high quality slow motion video. Up until recent years, your options were mostly limited to shooting at 720/60p with a highly compressed codec (such was the case with the 5D Mark II), unless you were willing to shell out a lot more money to buy or rent a higher end cinema camera.Over time, camera manufacturers started to recognize the fact that their customers were demanding higher frame rates (for slow motion usage), and we are finally starting to see a critical mass of cameras offering that ability. The GH4 can shoot at up to 96fps (as mentioned above), the Canon C100 Mark II does full 1080/60p (although they’re a bit late to the game), and the camera that many of us have right in our pockets – the iPhone 6 – can shoot at up to 240fps!Image from Vision ResearchFor the most part, this is great news – the more tools that we have access to as filmmakers, the better. That said, the fact that many of us have been deprived of high frame rates for so long is starting to create an overuse of slow motion content, much like we saw with the overdone shallow depth of field that was occurring when the 5D MK II first came out.There are plenty of slow motion tips and tricks out there – for instance, this great article from Shutterstock and this in-depth collection of insight from Gizmodo. The following video from The Slanted Lens is very informative, too.Now, let’s go over five things that you should consider before you choose to shoot slow motion:1. You Need More LightIf you haven’t shot slow motion before, you probably aren’t anticipating just how much light you need in order to get a decent exposure on your image. Shooting overcranked means that not only does your frame rate increase, but your shutter speed does too.Assuming you are following the 180 degree shutter rule, if you’re shooting at 96fps, your shutter needs to be at around 1/200th of a second, which will drop your exposure significantly. This isn’t such a big deal if you’re shooting outside in the middle of the day, but if you’re planning on shooting an interior or a night exterior – you’re going to need a lot of light, and you need to know how to use it.2. It’s Easy to Overdo ItOne of the easiest ways to annoy your audience is to overdo slow motion. Often footage looks great in slow motion, but that doesn’t mean everything needs to be shot that way. If you’re not careful, you can fall into a pretty bad trap. Like most stylistic choices, less is more when it comes to overcranking, so use it sparingly if you want to be tasteful.3. It Might Not Be Right for Your ProjectMany shooters go a little bit crazy when they buy their first camera that has the ability to overcrank, and not only do they overuse the effect (as described above), but they use it on projects that don’t call for it. While there may not be any hard and fast rules on this, for the most part slow motion works really well in music videos, some commercials, and in small doses in narrative films.Unfortunately, many filmmakers end up using a ton of slow motion in documentary projects or narrative films, in situations where it really isn’t needed. Obviously, there’s a time and a place for slow motion in a doc or fictional film, but more often than not, it just isn’t the right choice. In other words, don’t use it just because you can… use it if it’s the right storytelling device for your project.4. The Image Quality Will Be DiminishedNo matter what format you’re shooting on, you are likely going to diminish the quality of your image significantly by shooting slow motion. The reason behind this is simple math. Typically, cameras have a set data rate that they record to per second, and when you increase the amount of frames per second, you are spreading that data very thin by stretching it over many more frames.Even on the RED DRAGON (which of course shoots RAW), in order to capture certain frame rates, the minimum compression ratio required is increased significantly. This doesn’t mean that you can’t capture a beautiful slow motion image, but it does mean that you need to be especially careful about how you capture your image so you retain the highest IQ possible.5. Storage Requirements Can Go Through the RoofImage from ShutterstockThis will vary from camera to camera, but generally higher frame rates require far more data/storage than standard frame rates. Certain lower-end cameras are able to keep the data rates about the same even when shooting overcranked (but then the issue of the IQ getting diminished comes into play), but most cinema cameras chew through cards like crazy when shooting at high frame rates.I recently shot a short film on the RED EPIC, which had a lot of very slow motion shots (about 120fps on average), and I had to be very careful about how much I was shooting, as the cards got eaten up very quickly. This is really important to consider if you haven’t shot slow motion before.If you’re looking for more slow motion advice, try these links:The Basics of Shooting Slow Motion Video – The Slanted LensIntro to Slow Motion Video – Red Digital Cinema Camera CompanyThe Beauty of Slow Motion – PremiumBeatHave any tips for shooting slow motion footage? We’d love to hear them in the comments below. Thank for sharing!last_img read more

a month agoCoady furious after Wolves loss: We must be better!

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Coady furious after Wolves loss: We must be better!by Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveConor Coady says Wolves must improve to get out of their current form slump.The Premier League club lost to Braga in the first Europa League clash of the campaign on Thursday, making it zero wins from their last three matches.Speaking after the game, Coady said: “It’s disappointing the run we’re on. We need to get out of it as quick as possible. It doesn’t matter what competition we play in we need to get out of it.”It’s everyone playing on the pitch. We all need to rectify it. We all need to come together. We should have scored to be honest.”We should have kept the clean sheet. We need to be better.” last_img read more

Underwater recovery teams helping with the search for missing twoyearold

first_imgFurther updates will be provided when more information is available. GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB – The Grande Prairie RCMP continue to assist in the search for a two-year-old boy who went missing near the Wapiti River at the Canfor Bridge during the evening of July 6, 2018.The search crews have been using boats, all-terrain vehicles, a helicopter, and people on foot in the search for the missing boy.As of 3:30 p.m. Tuesday the boy has not been located and RCMP Underwater Recovery Team (URT) members from Saskatchewan and Manitoba have arrived to assist in the search and recovery efforts. URT members are searching all probable areas using sonar and physical dives along the river.last_img

HC directs CBI to recall LOC against businessman in corruption case involving

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi High Court has directed CBI to recall the Look-Out Circular (LOC) issued against a Hyderabad-based businessman who is an accused in a corruption case involving meat exporter Moin Akhtar Qureshi and the agency’s ex-director A P Singh. Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal said since Pradeep Koneru, the businessman, has been regularly joining the investigation, there is no justification in keeping alive the LOC which was issued on May 16 last year. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder “Since the petitioner (Koneru) has been regularly joining investigation, there is no justification in keeping the present Look-Out Circular dated May 16, 2018, alive. The same be recalled by the issuing authority,” the court said. The court also imposed certain conditions on Koneru, including that he has to join the probe as and when called by the investigating officer (IO) and cooperate with the CBI. It also said that in case he has to travel abroad, he has to furnish to the IO the details of the country where is proposes to go, one week prior to the visit. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings “The petitioner shall not travel abroad for more than two weeks in one month… The amount of Rs six crore deposited by the petitioner in the court shall be kept in the form of FDR till March 31, 2021 on auto renewal basis,” the court said. In case of any violation of the conditions by Koneru, the FDR will be forfeited and the CBI is at liberty to take appropriate recourse in accordance with the law, it said. It asked the trial court to return his passport and directed the high court registry to communicate a copy of this order to the FRRO. The high court passed the order on Koneru’s plea seeking quashing of the LOC issued against him by the CBI in the corruption case. The FIR, in connection with which Koneru was being questioned, was filed in 2017 by CBI after ED and Income Tax department’s probe into money laundering and black money allegations against Qureshi allegedly revealed involvement of senior public servants. The ED had written a letter to the CBI in this regard and it had in 2017 lodged an FIR against the meat exporter as well as its former director A P Singh, Koneru and several others. Another Hyderabad-based businessman, Sathish Babu Sana, on whose complaint a bribery case was filed against then CBI special director Rakesh Asthana, is also a witness in this case. Koneru is a prosecution witness in the ED case. During the arguments earlier, the CBI counsel had admitted in the court that Koneru was an accused in the corruption case and a division bench of the high court had on February 5, directed that no coercive steps be taken against him, which direction is still continuing. The court, in its order, noted that the record revealed that Koneru has joined the investigation in the case prior to issuance of the LOC. The businessman’s counsel had submitted that Koneru would record his undertaking to the court that he will continue to cooperate in the investigation and will not tamper with evidence or influence any witness. In this regard, the judge also recorded the statement of Koneru, who was present in the court.last_img read more