4 Jun

Work to begin on new youth centre

first_imgNewsWork to begin on new youth centreBy John Keogh – July 9, 2015 1504 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleSwimming – Doyle Advances to 50m Breaststroke Final at World University GamesNext articleLimerick representatives slam lone parent cuts John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Site at Knockalisheen Road/Ballynanty Road beside Thomond Park where Youth Centre is planned.CONSTRUCTION work is expected to begin on a new €1.8 million youth centre in Ballynanty in the coming weeks.The controversial Limerick Youth Service centre has received a mixed response from the local community, however a spokesperson for LYS said the organisation is “delighted to be able to deliver a state-of-the-art Youth Space to the young people on the northside of Limerick city”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The spokesperson continued: “It is difficult to understand how projects that benefit our young people could possibly be the subject of negativity.“Limerick Youth Service has already embarked on a conversation with all interested parties. Constructive dialog is of benefit to all, with the youth of the northside are crying out for the Youth Space.”“Limerick Youth Service were also greatly encouraged by the vote of the new Council in allocating the property to Limerick Youth Service, where we noted that almost all sides of the political spectrum supported the project”.The Northside Youth Space will be home to Limerick Youth Service’s Youth and Family Support Programme, the Northside Youth Café, Ballynanty Garda Youth Diversion Project and a comprehensive Youth Information Service.Ahead of the Council’s vote on the youth centre plans in 2013, the Ballynanty Residents Opposition Committee outlined their objections to the plans.Among their concerns was the loss of green space in the area, fears over antisocial behaviour and traffic issues, as the site is adjacent to the only entrance and exit to Ballynanty, and the lack of consultation with the local community. Linkedin Facebook Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livecenter_img Print WhatsApp Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSBallynantylimerickLimerick Youth ServiceNorthside Youth Space Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisementlast_img read more

8 Dec

Guthrie pediatrician says schools can reopen in fall, as long as safety comes first

first_imgHeavner says things like daily temperature checks, switching clothes when you get home and showering immediately after school after aren’t necessary. SAYRE, Pa. (WBNG) — Dr. Philip Heavner at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. says he believes if schools take the proper precautions, there’s no reason students can’t have in-person learning this fall. He said the relatively low case numbers in Pennsylvania and New York are another sign schools can reopen safely. While Dr. Heavner has not spoken directly to any school districts as of Tuesday, he said he would be open to sharing pediatric or medical opinions.center_img Instead, your child can do things things wearing a mask and washing their hands to stay healthy. “We’re able to really monitor even day by day,” Dr. Heavner told 12 News Tuesday. “I think in-person learning can be safe if the schools are able to execute social distancing, masking, handwashing, arrange for different ways of delivering meals and different group activities, but they’ve got to do all of it.”last_img read more

29 Sep

Asset-backed arrangements set to increase on dismal triennial valuations

first_imgThis has added around £2bn (€2.4bn) to the value of ABC arrangements, taking the total to more than £7bn.The firm expects this year to add substantially more given the funding situation from 2013 triennial reviews.Actuarial funding levels for schemes with 2013 dates, which will be finalised this year, will see substantial falls due to market conditions.The fall in funding for schemes that ran valuations in 2009 and 2012 was not as drastic.David Fripp, pensions partner at KPMG, said market conditions were still partly responsible for last year’s growth.“These conditions have persisted into 2014, and we’re finding that increasing numbers of companies and trustees are turning to ABCs to fund part or all of their deficits,” he said.KPMG also said the expectation of rising Gilt yields would make the arrangements even more popular.Schemes are concerned about current ‘artifical’ deficits and future surpluses, which can be alleviated by ABCs.KPMG’s analysis also found the average size of ABC arrangements fell substantially as popularity increased, as smaller schemes gained access to the option.The average ABC value between September 2012 and October 2013 was just £83m compared with £141m in 2010-11 and £323m in 2009-10.This was combined with an increase in the proportion of scheme assets being used.Five arrangements were valued at more than 20% of scheme assets in 2013, compared with two in 2012, and one a year earlier.Also increasing in popularity were longer-term arrangements, with 2013 seeing three deals reach the maximum 25 years.Five ABCs were put in place with terms ranging between 20 and 25 years, the first in more than two years.KPMG said updated guidance from the Pensions Regulator (TPR), released last year, would also increase interest in ABCs.Fripp added: “The guidance provides a helpful framework for companies and trustee boards to assess ABC proposals, which may make the implementation process more straightforward.” The use of asset-backed funding arrangements in UK pension schemes is expected to grow further this year after 2013 saw a substantial rise in the number of arrangements.Research by consultancy KPMG showed there were more than 20 arrangements put in place in the year from October 2012, accounting for almost half the number of deals to date.Its analysis found 13 deals were announced in the first half of 2013, the highest for any half-year.By comparison, only five were announced in the same period in 2012.last_img read more

16 Sep

Lilywhites try to overturn first leg deficit

first_imgStephen Kenny’s side are 2-0 down from the first leg against Legia Warsaw and need two goals to give themselves a chance of qualifying for the next round.The League of Ireland side go into the game with some key losses in personnel.Skipper Stephen O’Donnell will miss the tie through suspension after picking up a booking from the first leg while Ciaran Kilduff has also been ruled out after suffering a knee injury in training. Meanwhile Celtic carry a five two lead into second leg of their qualifier against Happoel Be’er Sheva of Israel tonight.Kick-off in both games is at 7:45.last_img read more

28 Dec


first_imgHUNDREDS of people are expected to come out and run for the Caolan Melaugh fund on Friday night in Killygordan.Brave Caolan has been suffering from an aggressive form of cancer since he was just 10-weeks-old.The Caolan Melaugh 5k and 1k Heros Kids Race will take place this Friday the 24th July at 7.30pm. The event is organised by Killygordan Crossroads Runners (KCR) in partnership with Red Hughes CLG.The event is sure to attract walkers, runners and families from all over with special kids race kicking off the night at 7pm with certificates for the first 100 kids. Dress up as superheroes optional.The main race starts at 7.30pm.The race registration is from 5pm to 7pm with race start at Monellan.  HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE SET FOR CAOLAN MELAUGH 5K THIS FRIDAY was last modified: July 22nd, 2015 by John2Share 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) Tags:5kcancerCaolan MelaughDD LOCAL: KILLYGORDON COMMUNITY NEWSfundraiserKillygordonlast_img read more

20 Dec

Redwoods softball sweeps Lassen

first_imgLily Peterson delivered a lead-taking RBI single late in game one and Linsdey Scott proved hard to hit in game two as the College of the Redwoods women’s softball team played its long-awaited home opener, winning both games of a doubleheader against visiting Golden Valley Conference foe Lassen College, Wednesday afternoon at the McKinleyville High softball field.“It was great to be the home team,” Redwoods’ head coach Maggie White said. “Last week we lost a couple close games that make being …last_img read more

18 Dec

Relief at the pump for motorists

first_img4 June 2012 The price of all grades of petrol will decrease by 55 cents a litre this week, and could drop even further next month, according to Investment Solutions economist Chris Hart. The Department of Energy announced on Friday that a litre of 95 ULP (unleaded petrol) in Gauteng will cost R11.67 from Wednesday on the back of lower international prices.The price of diesel with a 0.05 sulphur content will decrease by 24.82 cents a litre. Diesel with a 0.005 percent sulphur content will also decrease by the same amount.The wholesale price of illuminating paraffin will drop by 21 cents a litre.The single maximum national retail price for illuminating paraffin will decrease by 28 cents a litre, and the maximum retail price for LP Gas by 99 cents a kilogram.The average international prices of petrol, diesel and illuminating paraffin had decreased, the department said.Economist Chris Hart said the drop in the international crude prices and the rand complemented each other.“The fuel prices have been going up relentlessly for the past year,” Hart said.“This is a nice relief, and it could well be that its followed up by further relief at the beginning of next month, because the global crude prices have actually come down even further.”Sapalast_img read more

18 Dec

Cape Town rolls out free Wi-Fi in public buildings

first_img21 November 2014Sixty-one public buildings in the City of Cape Town will have free Wi-Fi by the end of June 2015, the executive mayor of the city, Patricia de Lille has announced.Wi-Fi will be provided inside public buildings via the City’s 102 SmartCape computer facilities and externally via 61 public access hotspots in places where the public usually queue for services, according to De Lille.The external public amenities include clinics, administration buildings, traffic departments, fire stations and public transport interchanges in areas such as Langa, Nyanga, Uitsig, Valhalla Park, Athlone and Atlantis.In a statement De Lille said each access point will cost the City between R60 000 and R100 000 to install. “Our 102 internal public access facilities are situated inside the City’s libraries, where we currently have 679 729 registered users,’ she said.The public will be able to access free Wi-Fi at the Bellville, Robbie Nurocklinic and Khayelitsha Site B Youth clinics by the end of December this year. Members of the public visiting the Hillstar and Plumstead administrative buildings and the Mitchells Plain and Nyanga switching centres will also be able to enjoy free Wi-Fi by the end of this year as well.De Lille said the city of Cape Town is partnering with three commercial service providers – MWEB, Internet Solutions and Orange – to expand internet connectivity to previously disadvantaged communities across the city.“The partnership with Orange is a first for the Paris-based international telecommunications giant in South Africa; they will offer a free 200 MB data bundle per day. Internet Solutions will offer a free data bundle of 50 MB per day, while MWEB will provide an uncapped data bundle for the trial period,’ said De Lille.This digital inclusion project forms is part of the City’s R1.3-billion seven-year broadband network strategy. The City has a vision to become “the first truly digital city in Africa’, according to De Lille.“Our brand new Wi-Fi provision has been made possible by the City’s investment in broadband fibre optic networks in line with its City’s Universal Broadband Network strategy, which is geared towards rolling out broadband infrastructure throughout the metro,’ said De Lille, adding that by expanding broadband infrastructure, the City is well on the way to realising its vision of facilitating access to high-speed internet in order to support economic development and expand opportunities to residents.In addition, the City is mulling providing Wi-Fi on MyCiTi buses and, already, the City is in the process of conducting a pilot project with an external service provider. “We will also be accelerating the digital inclusion project by providing broadband access through the Bandwidth Barn at Lookout Hill,’ added De Lille.The public Wi-Fi project demonstrates the City’s commitment to provide broadband connectivity to all citizens, opening up opportunities in the process, according to De Lille.“Broadband connectivity and digital inclusion are fundamental to creating an enabling environment for business development, economic growth and social cohesion. Our new public Wi-Fi provision is a prime example of how the private sector, government and the public can make progress possible, together,’ said De Lille.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

18 Dec

Educational Heritage camp to ignite learners of intangible heritage

first_imgNine (9) schools represented by a group of four learners from each province will represent their provinces at the 2018 Heritage Education Schools Outreach Programme (HESOP) competition at the Golden Gate Highlands National Park in Free State from 01 to 05 October 2018.The HESOP is an annual programme by the National Heritage Council (NHC) and this year’s partners include the Department of Basic Education (DBE), South African Heritage Resource Agency (SAHRA), South African National Parks (SANParks), National Arts Council (NAC), National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and Brand SA.The group of four learners per school will attend a week-long camp, where they will learn about intangible heritage, network and meet new faces from different cultures and traditions so they discover their value in society as patriotic citizens. They will also get to understand cultural and natural heritage concepts in their curriculum related subjects. The schools that reach the final stage of the competition will continue to challenge each other for first, second and third prize winner. With 2018 being the centenary of Tata Nelson Mandela, the stalwart’s words of wisdom and legacy will be part of the learners’ competition exercises.The Golden Gate Highlands National Park was established in 1963 to protect the sandstone rocks which were once shelters for the Bushmen. Learners will have the pleasure of viewing cave paintings that are well preserved. The park also boasts various rare and indigenous flowers that include the Arum Lily, Watsonias, Fire Lilies and Red-Hot Pokers.The 2018 HESOP programme kicked off in June where the Department of Basic Education in partnership with the NHC reached out to a number of heritage enthusiastic teachers and learners from schools at district and provincial level by going through several workshops. Eliminations were done at provincial level in July and August.At provincial level, the Council is in partnership with the Limpopo Provincial Department of Arts, Sports and Recreation, Mpumalanga Provincial Department of Arts, Sports and Recreation and the Eastern Cape Nelson Mandela Museum.The programme is targeted at Grade 9 to 11 learners from Government schools and is designed to increase awareness and appreciation of our common and diverse heritage through inter-cultural exchange, presentations, traditional performances and a site visit to a cultural village or heritage site.“The successful management of our heritage resources; awareness and appreciation of our heritage is key for united and patriotic citizens. As the NHC, we cannot achieve all of this by ourselves, we appreciate the collaboration and support we receive from our partners. We also pride ourselves in decolonizing heritage for the future leaders of the country to start writing and telling their own history and to better understand their heritage” says Adv. Sonwabile Mancotywa, Chief Executive of the NHC.last_img read more

17 Sep

Ralph Hasenhuttl provides injury update on Lemina

first_imgSouthampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has provided an update regarding the injury picked up by Mario Lemina prior last weekend.Lemina had featured in 15 of Southampton’s last 16 games in the Premier League but was absent as the Saints recorded a shock 3-2 win over Arsenal on Sunday.Southampton hosted high-flying Arsenal, who were on a 22 match unbeaten streak, at the St. Mary’s and stunned the visitors when Danny Ings opened the scoring with a well taken header.Henrikh Mkhitaryan leveled matters for the Gunners almost immediately, before Ings headed the home team in front once again.Mkhitaryan looked to have earned at least a point for Arsenal when he pulled the scores level at 2-2 before a late Charlie Austin header ensured Hasenhuttl picked up the three points in his first game in charge at the St. Mary’s.Solskjaer slams Man United’s draw: “We should have won” Andrew Smyth – August 31, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left to rue another missed opportunity as Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw against 10-man Southampton.Speaking about Lemina’s absence after the win against Arsenal, Hasenhuttl said, according to 101GreatGoals:“Hopefully, not too serious. It’s about his stomach, it hurt him too much.”“If you can’t sprint 100 per cent, it’s better to say ‘no it doesn’t work’ and we have to put in someone else.”last_img read more