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

Allegations of homophobia made against Lava & Ignite bouncer

first_imgWhen describing the impact of the incident, the student commented, “This incident is upsetting for me for many reasons, one of which is the fact that I have only been openly bisexual for two months so this is the first act of discrimination I’ve experienced based on my sexuality.“This incident is also only representative of the wider problem of homophobia from bouncers in Oxford and elsewhere. It is shocking that this sort of discrimination is still occurring at all, let alone in places like nightclubs which should be openly accepting of people of all sexual orientations.”These allegations follow an incident in The Cellar Nightclub on 26th February, where two gay Oxford students were the victims of homophobic abuse.Undergraduate Ally Pugh, who witnessed the event, commented, “I feel it was probably the bigotry of a single bouncer rather than the policy of Park End, but shouldn’t they have some kind of training or policy for their staff to make sure they don’t discriminate like this? It’s so unfair.“It’s also shocking that the bouncers feel they can abuse their power like this – none of us were really in a state to do anything about it at the time, because had we said anything, I’m sure we would have been asked to leave.”Rowan Davis, the Trans Rep for the LGBTQ Society and a member of its committee, said, “The repeated actions of clubs in Oxford towards LGBTQIA members of our community is representative of a wider queerphobia in this city and I strongly encourage people to get involved with the work that the LGBTQ Campaign and the LGBTQ Society is doing to stamp this out.“We deserve to be able to go out and have a good time just as much as any of our cisgender, heterosexual friends and I hope that people continue to speak out about this important issue. As a side note if this happens to you and you feel up to it, please get in contact with the LGBTQ Society so that we can continue to fight this.”Anyone involved in similar incidents can contact Oxford Friend LGBT Support on 01865 726893 and Nightline on 01865 270270. Two male Oxford students were allegedly told to stop kissing by a bouncer in Lava & Ignite Nightclub on Wednesday 4th March.According to one of the students involved, who wishes to remain anonymous, the bouncer then proceeded to watch the two for the rest of their time on the EDM floor, which the student presumed was an effort “to make sure we wouldn’t carry on” and left both feeling “very uncomfortable”.The student told Cherwell, “Around an hour or so into the night, I began to kiss another male near the bar stools at the side of the EDM floor upstairs, near the entrance to the toilets. A bouncer came over, pulled me away from the guy by my shoulder, shook his head and quite bluntly just said “no”, indicating we should stop what we were doing. This was in spite of the fact that there was a heterosexual couple doing exactly the same thing almost directly next to us.“As he walked away, we were astonished at what had just happened and it was quickly condemned by witnesses nearby who said how inappropriate and out of order it was. Nobody seemed to have a problem with it but him.”Following the incident, the student emailed Lava & Ignite Oxford to report the bouncer’s behaviour, stating, “As a nightclub who regularly serves Oxford University students – a university which prides itself on accepting and celebrating people from of all sexual orientations, I feel your establishment should be ensuring at all times that your staff are behaving appropriately and respectfully to everyone who provides you custom.”In response to the allegations, Lava & Ignite Oxford Nightclub told Cherwell, “We would like to apologise for any offence that may have been caused. Lava & Ignite is a well-run, professional venue and our main priority is to ensure that all of our guests have a great night out.“We do not tolerate discrimination of any kind and would like to stress that this is an isolated complaint.  We are currently conducting a thorough investigation into this allegation with the company that provides our door teams and will, if necessary, take appropriate action.”last_img read more

Antarctica’s sea ice at record low

first_imgAntarctic ice is at an all-time low this month since the satellite record started in 1979.On March 1, when the ice was last measured there were only 817,800 square miles of ice compared to the former lowest record of 884,200 square miles.Antarctica is just coming off its summer months, January and February, where temperatures can exceed 50º F . In the past, the South Pole’s ice levels have been more stable, unlike the degrading sea ice of the North Pole. Antarctica experienced minimal ice growth this past fall and winter, and that has contributed to the lack of ice coverage. This reduction of ice could have big impacts on global weather patterns and escalate the already warming global temperatures. Scientists believe there to be a correlation between global warming and the falling levels of sea ice in both poles.Read more here.last_img read more

Bar board proposes to alter ad rules to allow spokespersons

first_imgBar board proposes to alter ad rules to allow spokespersons Bar board proposes to alter ad rules to allow spokespersons A dvertising attorneys could use nonlawyer spokespersons in their broadcast ads and also use some illustrations in all ads under new Bar rules being proposed by the Board of Governors.The board, at its February 1 meeting in Tampa, also okayed a minor change to the Clients’ Bill of Rights, clarifying that the lawyer may not pay the client or lien-holders from settlement funds without the client’s approval or an appropriate court order.All of the rule changes will be submitted later this year to the Florida Supreme Court as part of the Bar’s annual rule amendment package.The advertising alterations came at the request of the board, which asked the Standing Committee on Advertising to review the rules on television advertisements. While reviewing the rule on television advertisements, the committee also considered changes to the rules on illustrations and visual or verbal portrayals.The committee recommended keeping the restriction that only attorneys working for a firm could do the narration in a broadcast ad, that background sound continue to be limited to instrumental music, and that no celebrity image be used in ads, but recommended changing the television rule to allow illustrations permitted in other advertising media. On illustrations, the committee recommended allowing such things as the American flag, the bald eagle, the Statue of Liberty, or a tool box. Prohibited would be shots of accidents, ambulances, and any image that “is deceptive, misleading, manipulative or that is likely to confuse the viewer.”The board’s Disciplinary Procedure Committee accepted those proposals, except that it recommended that non-attorney spokespersons be allowed as long as they are not recognizable celebrities and they are identified in the ads as a non-lawyer.The board approved the DPC package on first reading at its December meeting and gave final approval earlier this month in Tampa.The change to the Statement of Clients’ Rights for Contingency Fees came after a lawyer questioned a provision which told the client, “Until you approve the closing statement you need not pay any money to anyone, including your lawyer.”The lawyer noted there could be valid court-approved liens levied on the winnings in the case.As approved by the board, the proposed new rule would read that until the client approves the settlement agreement “your lawyer cannot pay any money to anyone, including you, without an appropriate order of the court.”On another rule change, the board approved the recommendation of the Program Evaluation Committee, also endorsed by the Standing Committee on the Unlicensed Practice of Law, to extend the term of circuit UPL committee members from one to three years and sets a term limit of two consecutive terms. February 15, 2002 Regular Newslast_img read more