WhatsApp Advertisement Twitter Facebook Previous articleThe Day Hurling diedNext articlePrisoners in their own home admin LIMERICK has been left out of the loop in the new fast tracking system for people who have lost their jobs and are now applying for job seekers allowance.The scheme has been rolled out in 20 centres nationwide.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A spokesperson at the Limerick Social Welfare offices told the Limerick Post that new applicants have to wait up to 12 weeks before payment is fully processed.An angry deputy Jan O’Sullivan wants the matter addressed as quickly as possible.“I am disappointed that Limerick is the only city that has been excluded from this new initiative.“With unemployment figures worryingly high in Limerick, there is not a day goes by without people making representations to my constituency office enquiring about their claim and how quickly it can be processed.“While I acknowledge the difficulty and pressure staff within social welfare offices are being placed under due to the demands and numbers presenting at offices locally, it is not acceptable that applicants may have to wait up to 12 weeks or longer before receiving payment”.The new system will see applicants given appointments and told what documents are necessary. It is planned that such appointments will be scheduled for within two to three working days of the initial visit.Minister Mary Hanafin said claims will be cleared for payment in a matter of days following the customer’s first contact with the office,Latest figures show there are over 21,000 people unemployed in the city. NewsLocal NewsLimerick left out of welfare loopBy admin – August 20, 2009 601 Print Linkedin Email
Linkedin Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Facebook Email BusinessNewsCommunityAdditional free parking spaces available in Limerick City Centre for ChristmasBy Staff Reporter – December 4, 2019 2958 Limerick City and County Council will provide approximately 160 free car parking spaces to the public at the Council-owned Cleeve’s site from Friday 06 December. The free parking will be made available to the public throughout the Christmas period up until and including New Year’s Eve. The car park will open at 9am and close at 9pm. The Cleeve’s site, located adjacent to Shannon Bridge and accessed from the Condell Road, will be available to the public free of charge and security will be provided.Free car parking spaces are also available in the Council’s staff car park behind City Hall for free weekend parking for three weekends in December. The car park will be open on 07/08 December, 14/15 December and 21/22 December from 9am to 9pm and also on Christmas Eve. Access to this car park is via Nicholas Street.A third site for Park and Stride is at the Irish Rail depot on the Roxboro Road from 9am to 9pm on 07/08 December and from 14 – 24 December (9am-9pm) including Christmas Eve. The public can park their cars free of charge while security will be present during these periods.The Park & Stride initiative is in keeping with objectives of Healthy Limerick in promoting active travel for the public. The Council are encouraging the public to be active this Christmas and walk the last 5-10 minutes of their journey to shop in the city centre.Limerick City and County Council has also secured Park and Ride sites for the three weekends in the run up to Christmas Day.The Great National South Court Hotel in Raheen is making their lower car park (in front of the conference centre) available to the public free of charge on 07/08 December, 14/15 December and 21/22 December from 9am to 9pm.The public will be able to park their cars at the hotel and take public transport from Raheen (Stryker) Roundabout (opposite St Nessan’s Church) to the city centre.The University of Limerick is also making their car park adjacent to the Stables Complex available to the public on 07/08 December, 14/15 December and 21/22 December from 9am to 9pm. The public can park their cars and take public transport to the city centre from The Stables.Motorists using the Park & Rides will then board regular Bus Éireann scheduled services 304 and 304A (from the Stables Complex at UL and opposite St Nessan’s Church in Raheen) and Dublin Coach services 307 and 308 from the Stables Complex at UL and travel into the city centre. You can use the Leap Card for savings on all bus services.Parking in the city centre is available on-street and in multi-storey car parks. Download the Limerick e-parking app, or pay by phone or disc. On-street car parking is free after 5.30pm daily and is always free on Sundays.In Abbeyfeale, Kilmallock and Newcastle West, shoppers will get an extra two hours free parking in each of the towns from 2.30pm daily from 07 until 31 Dec inclusive. This is in addition to the first hour free.In partnership with An Garda Síochána, Operation Open City will facilitate the movement of public transport and minimise traffic disruption to the general public, through high visibility and enforcement activity in Limerick. An additional 32 newly attested gardaí have been deployed in Limerick for ‘Open City’.Limerick City and County Council has completed the rehabilitation of bus stops in the form of relining and retexturing the bus stop surface making them more easily identifiable to motorists.Limerick City and County Council is working with An Garda Síochána in relation to illegal parking out of hours where Traffic Wardens are not on duty.These initiatives will help to prioritise public transport in the metropolitan area allowing for safer access to buses by passengers and providing a more efficient and effective service.So far this year 620 tickets have been issued for illegal parking in omnibus bus stops or coach parking areas.In the medium term, Limerick City and County Council in conjunction with the National Transport Authority is undertaking a transport strategy for the metropolitan area that will prioritise and enable a shift to more sustainable and active travel modes, while the council is also in the process of appointing an Active Travel Co-Ordinator.The Christmas in Limerick programme is being co-ordinated by Limerick City and County Council’s Culture & Arts and Marketing & Communications Departments.Christmas in Limerick is supported by Limerick Post, Limerick Chamber, Limerick Leader, Live 95 and Spin South West.All details about what’s on over the Christmas period in Limerick will be available in the Christmas in Limerick 2019 event guide online and will be distributed throughout Limerick. 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Photo by Alan Place.LIMERICK City and County Council is providing additional free car parking spaces in the city centre in the run-up to Christmas.As part of a series of initiatives to entice more people to shop and visit the city centre over the festive period, free car parking spaces become operational this weekend, starting December 6.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Hundreds of additional free car parking spaces will be provided with Park & Strides and Park & Rides available around the city.Locations include the Council’s Car Park at Merchant’s Quay, Cleeve’s, the Irish Rail Depot, Great National South Court Hotel in Raheen and University of Limerick.Free Park & Stride (9am to 9pm)Cleeve’s Site, O’Callaghan Strand from 06 to 31 Dec inclusiveLimerick City and County Council Car Park, via Nicholas Street on 07 & 08, 14 & 15 and 22 & 12 and 24 Dec inclusiveIrish Rail Depot, Roxboro Road on 07 & 08 and 14 – 24 Dec inclusivePark & Ride (9am to 9pm)The Great National South Court Hotel, Raheen 07 & 08, 14 & 15, 21 & 22 Dec inclusiveUniversity of Limerick 07 & 08, 14 & 15, 21 & 22 Dec inclusive Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Previous articleLimerick’s Regional win the Regional United cupNext articleWATCH: Stander praises Munster’s evolving style of play Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Limerick on Covid watch list Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Paul was just 1 for 8 in the first half, then scored 14 points in the third quarter, perhaps fired up by the shot from Lopez.“Chris is a competitor, so if I’m going to turn a guy on it would probably not be him,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said.Paul Pierce finished with 13 points as the Clippers rebounded from Thursday’s 115-102 loss in Cleveland to win for the 12th time in 14 games. Los Angeles shot 56.6 percent from the field.“A team that has a roster constructed like theirs, the way that they lost last night, tonight was their opportunity to right what happened last night,” Knicks coach Derek Fisher said. Carmelo Anthony scored 16 points, but shot just 4 for 12 for the Knicks (22-23), who were trying for a third straight win that would have moved them over .500. Kristaps Porzingis shot even worse, going 4 for 17 while finishing with 13 points and eight rebounds.The Knicks were within five points early in the second half before the Clippers blew it open during a third quarter that lasted more than a half hour, thanks to a lengthy video review preceding Lopez’s ejection, and a few intentional fouls of Jordan, who went 6 for 12 from the line.Los Angeles beat the Knicks for the seventh straight time, the longest active winning streak by any team against New York and the Clippers’ longest in franchise history.Jordan finished with eight rebounds, ending his career-best streak of double-doubles at 10. “I was just upset,” he said. “Chris is the smallest dude on the floor, you know what I’m saying? So we’ve got to protect him.”Doing so will cost Jordan $3,000, the penalty for his eighth technical of the season.Jordan joked he would ask for his reimbursement on the flight to Toronto, then thought better of it when realizing Paul might then stop throwing him those perfect lob passes.“If I’ve got to give up the lobs, then I’ll just take the fine,” Jordan said. The duo hooked up on a few alley-oops during the game as Jordan didn’t have to work hard to improve his NBA-leading field-goal percentage to 72.1 percent. NEW YORK >> DeAndre Jordan gets so many easy baskets thanks to Chris Paul, and now he wants something else from his point guard: money to pay his fine.Jordan scored 20 points on 7-for-7 shooting and picked up a technical foul defending his buddy as the Clippers routed the New York Knicks 116-88 on Friday night.Paul had 16 points, 13 assists, six rebounds and an apparent swollen lip after Knicks center Robin Lopez hit him in the face in the third quarter.Jordan responded by shoving Lopez from behind, they shoved again later, and Jordan was called for a technical foul.
SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) – Police say a UPS worker suspected of threatening a mass shooting at the company’s facility in Silicon Valley has been arrested after investigators found numerous firearms and ammunition at his home.They began searching for 32-year-old Thomas Andrews Sunday night after someone reported he sent threatening text messages to his employer at the UPS facility in Sunnyvale. When officers spotted his car and tried to pull him over, Andrews led them on a brief pursuit before surrendering in San Jose. Detectives who searched Andrews’ apartment uncovered 20,000 rounds of ammunition, five tactical-style rifles, a shotgun, three handguns and body armor.
13 September 2002President Thabo Mbeki urged the world’s leaders, gathered in New York a day after the anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks on the US, to reaffirm their commitment to the United Nations and its Charter as indispensable to world peace.Speaking at the United Nations headquarters during the opening session of the 57th UN General Assembly, Mbeki described the multilateral system of global governance as “the only viable international response to all our challenges . Fundamentally, this is the only credible response to the challenge of globalisation and the need to enhance human solidarity to meet our common needs.”Mbeki was addressing the gathering in his capacity as chairman of the Non-Aligned Movement and the newly formed African Union, and president of the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development.Mbeki spoke immediately after US President George W Bush, whose administration has threatened to attack Iraq, accusing it of failing to comply with UN resolutions adopted in the wake of its 1990 invasion of Kuwait.Laying out the United States’ case against the current Iraqi regime, Bush pledged that the US “will work with the UN Security Council to meet our common challenge”, but warned that “if Iraq’s regime defies us again, the world must move deliberately, decisively to hold [it] to account.”Mbeki said the Non-Aligned Movement is committed to the peaceful resolution of all conflicts, “including those pertaining to Palestine and Israel, as well as Iraq, in keeping with the resolutions of the United Nations”‘, adding that these were “urgent tasks to which this organisation must respond”.Two years ago, Mbeki said, the world’s leaders, through the United Nations Millennium Declaration, “reaffirmed our faith in the [United Nations] and its Charter as indispensable foundations of a more peaceful, prosperous and just world.“None of those who spoke from this podium knew that a year after they had pledged to use their energies and talents to provide a meaningful life for all, peace in this country and the rest of the world would be brutally challenged by the murderous terrorist attack of September 11.“We meet a day after the first anniversary of that fateful September 11. We have a collective duty to reaffirm our united resolve to create a world free of the fear of terrorism.“We have a solemn obligation to give real meaning to the message of hope we proclaimed in the Millennium Declaration. It may be that future generations will say that if we have learnt anything at all from the horrendous events of September 11, it is to the accomplishment of these tasks that this General Assembly should dedicate its efforts.”Africa’s response to its past and presentTurning to his Africa, Mbeki said the continent had risen to the challenges of the Millennium Declaration by forming the African Union (AU).“The African Union (AU) is Africa’s practical and determined response to its past and present, in favour of peace and stability, democracy and human rights, co-operation, development, prosperity and human dignity”, Mbeki said.“Its programme for the socio-economic revitalisation of our continent is the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (Nepad), which must help us to eradicate poverty and underdevelopment throughout Africa and, within the context of the African Union, end Africa’s humiliation as an object of charity.”Mbeki told the gathering that the AU had agreed to the establishment of various institutions, including a peer-review mechanism, “which must help us ensure that we honour our commitments democracy, human rights and good governance”.Mbeki called on the UN to work closely with the AU in modernising Africa’s economy, dealing with the continent’s “intolerable debt burden”, ensuring access for Africa’s products in the markets of the developed world, fighting Aids, malaria and tuberculosis, and working against environmental degradation.Shared prosperity through sustainable developmentReporting on the World Summit, which took place in Johannesburg from 26 August to 4 September, Mbeki said the Summit had “confronted the stark reality that billions of people across the globe are poor, and boldly confirmed the need for us to collaborate for a shared human prosperity through sustainable development.“We agree that this goal can be achieved because we are inspired by the knowledge that the resources needed exist within the global community.”Delegates from around the world enshrined the decisions they took in the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation and Johannesburg Declaration on Sustainable Development, “to ensure that the billions of people who have placed their fate on our collective shoulders have a concrete programme of action to realise the goals contained in Agenda 21 and other documents adopted by the world community of nations during the last 10 years.”Mbeki said that UN member states had already committed themselves to making available the finance, technology and capacity building needed for implementing the Johannesburg Plan.“It is critically important that we implement everything we agreed, acting with the necessary sense of urgency.”Mbeki reminded the gathering that, two years ago in the Millennium Declaration more than 150 heads of state and government resolved that “the central challenge we face today is to ensure that globalisation becomes a positive force for all the world’s people.“Through both our global and regional programmes”, Mbeki said, “we can and must ensure that globalisation indeed becomes a valuable process, which will bring about sustainable development and prosperity for all.”SouthAfrica.info reporter
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and Wright & Moore Law are sponsoring three seminars dealing with employment law and crisis prevention on the farm.Each meeting will provide information about employment practices to protect farmers’ businesses, legal compliance measures and crisis preparedness methods. The information is drawn from a comprehensive handbook, “Livestock Farm Labor and Crisis Prevention Guide,” which was produced by Ohio Farm Bureau and Wright & Moore.Agricultural law attorneys, veterinarians, communications experts, policy experts, industry representatives and farmers provided input for the guide.The seminars will describe how to deal with employee disputes and public criticism as well as how to conduct background checks on applicants, what to put in an employee manual and how to create a crisis plan. Agribusiness owners who have adopted the handbook’s recommendations also will be speaking at the meetings.Participants will receive a copy of the handbook, and lunch will be provided.The meetings are:Jan. 28: Clinton County Fairgrounds in Wilmington, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration deadline is Jan. 22.Feb. 18: Owens Community College in Findlay, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration deadline is Feb. 12.March 24: OARDC Shisler Center in Wooster, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration deadline is March 18.Cost is $35 for Farm Bureau members and $110 for non-Farm Bureau members, which includes an OFBF membership. To register, contact Amy Hurst at 614-246-8262 or [email protected]
Rashid Khan was the star of the show and his all-round performance floored Bangladesh as Afghanistan won by a massive margin of 136 runs in their final group match of the Asia Cup 2018.Rashid Khan had earlier scored a 32-ball 57 not out and then returned with figures of 2/13 with the ball and then run out debutant Abu Hider Rony in a remarkable fashion to well and truly celebrate his birthday on the cricket field.After this massive win at Abu Dhabi, Afghanistan will next take on Pakistan, who lost by eight wickets to arch-rivals India, in Abu Dhabi on Friday.Rashid also became Afganistan’s joint-highest wicket-taker as with 112 wickets from just 49 ODI matches. Mohammad Nabi is his partner at the top with 112 wickets in 103 matches. Rashid has taken less than half of the matches to be equal with Nabi and on a day, when his quick-fire fifty allowed Afghanistan back into the match.Bangladesh vs Afghanistan: As It Happened | ScorecardRight from the start of Bangladesh innings, they struggled in the chase of 256. Nazmul Hossain Shanto (7) was the first to fall off Mujeeb Zadran and Liton Das (6) soon followed him to leave Bangladesh reeling at 17/2.Bangladesh’s most experienced player Shakib Al Hasan entered at this point and started negotiating the Afghanistan bowlers.While Shakib looked in good touch, none of the others could hold the other end as Mominul Haque (9) and Mohammad Mithun (2) fell to pave way for Mahmudullah.Shakib and Mahmudullah added 36 runs for Bangladesh before Rashid Khan arrived to the scene and picked the big wicket of Shakib (32).advertisementAfter that it was only a matter of time as Bangladesh’s asking rate kept increasing and Afghanistan looked more and more dominating.Also read – Asia Cup 2018: Birthday boy Rashid Khan becomes Afghanistan’s joint-highest wicket-takerMosaddek Hossain (26*) dug deep till the very end, trying to stitch partnerships with Mahmudullah (27), Mehidy Hasan (4), Mashrafe Mortaza (0), Abu Hider (1) and Rubel Hossain (0) but could not save the day for Bangladesh.A brilliant bowling display from Afghanistan’s bowlers helps bundle up the Bangladesh innings for 119 in 42.1 overs. Afghanistan win by a significant margin of 136 runs #BANvAFG #AsiaCup2018 pic.twitter.com/Qgq8nNjzaEAsianCricketCouncil (@ACCMedia1) September 20, 2018Earlier in the day, Rashid smashed a brilliant unbeaten half ton right at the end of Afghanistan’s innings to propel them to a competitive total of 255 runs at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.Rashid shared a 95-run stand with Gulbadin Naib, who ended up not out at 42 runs. In the final 10 overs, the duo added 97 runs to Afghanistan’s total after they initially got together at 160/7.Rashid hit eight fours and one six in his superb innings while Gulbadin got five boundaries to his name. In the final over itself, Rashid smashed four boundaries and got to his half century with utmost ease and the Afghan crowd in Abu Dhabi was on its feet to celebrate their star cricketer.Afghanistan had won the toss and elected to bat and initially struggled against the disciplined Bangladeshi bowling.Afghanistan were reduced to 28/2 in the sixth over but Hashmatullah Shahidi steadied the innings. He stitched a 51-run partnership with opener Mohammad Shahzad (37) for the third wicket.Debutant pacer Abu Hider (2/50) opened the bowling for Bangladesh and he got his first ODI wicket in his fourth delivery. Afghanistan opener Ihsanullah (8) hit two consecutive fours before a big one from him landed into the hands of Mohammad Mithun at cover region.Abu Hider had his second wicket in the sixth over as Rahmat Shah (10) was completely beaten by a beautiful delivery which knocked off the stumps.It was at this point that Shahidi and Shahzad struck a partnership before Shakib broke the stand, which was threatening to get big. Shahzad was holed out at long on with Abu Hider taking a spectacular catch to give his senior team-mate the first wicket of the match.Afghanistan crossed the 100 mark exactly at the halfway stage but Shakib was only getting better as he bowled out Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan (8), who was beaten by the flight of the delivery and drove the wrong line to see his stumps uprooted.Shakib then added another wicket to his kitty in the 34th over by sending Samiullah Shenwari (18) back to the pavilion to reduce Afghanistan to 239 for 5.Shahidi was holding one end together all this while but he also got out in the 38th over as he edged a Rubel Hossain delivery to the wicketkeeper for a soft dismissal.At 160 for 7 in the 41st over, it seemed that Afghanistan would struggle to even reach 200 but Rashid and Gulbadin had other ideas.advertisement(With PTI inputs)
Emery: Arsenal will buy in January if these players don’t produceby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery admits they’ll be active in the January market after defeat at Southampton.They slumped to a shock 3-2 loss against Southampton on Sunday.When asked if he’ll splash the cash in the coming weeks, Emery said: “I don’t know now.“We don’t have a lot of possibilities in January but maybe we can think of someone to sign to help us, but only if we think the other players can’t help us with their performance.“The club will look in January.“It’s not easy. I don’t believe a lot in this transfer window because it’s not a big possibility with the players.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Chelsea youth coach Joe Cole: Liverpool title favouritesby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea youth coach Joe Cole says Liverpool are title favourites.Cole says Manchester City have “weaknesses” that make Liverpool firm favourites for the Premier League title.“I said it a couple of weeks ago, I said this team’s got everything, they’re fully equipped to win the league and you’ve seen that today with the performance of [Virgil] Van Dijk and [Andy] Robertson,” Cole said on BT Sport.“More importantly I think I put them now as firm favourites because I can see little weaknesses with Man City.“With Liverpool we’ve had to trawl through to find half a weakness, maybe Trent [Alexander-Arnold] gets exposed a little bit because of the system.“They’ve got everything, they were fantastic today and if they don’t win the title this year they will probably go down as the best team not to win it, because they’re fantastic.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say