Nurses suspend action

first_img Previous article‘Improvised shotgun’ trial opens at #Limerick Circuit CourtNext articleFox Jaw: ten years on 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. Print Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) in St Camillus Hospital, Limerick have suspended their work to rule from 8.00a.m. this (Wednesday) morning.  This follows an interim agreement reached at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).The HSE has agreed interim rosters, with the INMO and SIPTU, which acknowledge the staffing requirements. Intensive efforts are being made to recruit the additional nurses required. Other measures related to the permanent filling of nurse manager posts and professional development will be progressed.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The HSE has committed to monitoring, on a daily basis, the admission of patients in tandem with the availability of staff.The Workplace Relations Commission has agreed to reconvene the parties on  Monday, May 9, to review progress. Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email Linkedincenter_img NewsBreaking newsNurses suspend actionBy Bernie English – April 13, 2016 704 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSfeaturedindustrial actionINMOlimericknurses WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

Wellington police notes: Friday, Feb. 15 – Monday, Feb. 18, 2013

first_imgSaturday, February 16, 2013•2:10 a.m. Mitchell Norris, 18, Milan was issued a notice to appear charged with fail to yield right of way.•2:06 p.m. Tammy J. Sones, 42, Argonia was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation. Wellington Police notes for Friday, Feb. 15 to Monday, Feb. 18, 2013Friday, February 15, 2013•9:38 a.m. Don J. Sharpsteen, 55, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 300 block. N. B, Wellington.•1:10 a.m. Officers took a report of found keys in the 600 block. N. A, Wellington.•12:34 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 500 block. E. 16th, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Daryl D. Donaldson, 43, Rose Hill, and Tonya M. Bernd, 35, Belle Plaine.•4:29 p.m. Officers investigated criminal use of a financial card in the 2000 block. E. 16th, Wellington.•5:02 p.m. Jeffery L. Redford, 34, Wellington was arrested and charged with burglary and theft in the 200 block. N. C, Wellington.•6:26 p.m. Officers took a report of a mental subject in the 600 block. E. 9th, Wellington.•8:42 p.m. Cynthia G. Hayes, WF, 53, Wellington was arrested and charged with theft in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•8:42 p.m. Officers took a report of a known mental subject in the 1500 block. N. Olive, Wellington. Sunday, February 17, 2013•9:18 a.m. Officers investigated a burglary in the 300 block. S. Blaine, Wellington.•1:45 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 2000 block. E. 16th, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Jorden C. Manche, 19, Wellington and a fixed object/post owned by Walmart, Wellington.•2:17 p.m. Officers took a report of dog at large and no Wellington tags in the 900 block. N. Cherry, Wellington.•3:57 p.m. Officers took a report of found property in the 1300 block. Western, Wellington.•8:10 p.m. Jeffrey T. Sroufe, 21, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with disobeyed stop sign.•9:08 p.m. Jason M. Stallings, 35, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sumner County Warrant for making false information.•9:46 p.m. Officers investigated harassment by telephone in the 2000 block. E. 16th, Wellington.center_img Monday, February 18, 2013•On February 15, 2013 at 5:02 p.m. Jeffery L. Redford, 34, Wellington was arrested and charged with burglary and theft.•10:29 a.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 800 block. N. H, Wellington.•11 a.m. Officers investigated a burglary and theft in the 1000 block. W. 8th, Wellington.•12:31 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of wheels in the 1400 block. E. Michigan, Wellington.•1:10 p.m. Steven H. Sturgis, 56, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with expired tag and expired drivers license.•4:30 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the Wellington.•6:45 p.m. Richard J. Cabrera, 45, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with no ignition interlock device on vehicle.•7:36 p.m. Tina R. Forrester, Wellington was arrested on a city of Wellington Bench Warrant for Theft of Services.•9:44 p.m. Officers investigated unlawful discharge of fireworks in the 400 block N. Douglas, Wellington.last_img read more

Giants send Derek Rodriguez to minors

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Dereck Rodriguez will continue his search for the strike zone in the minor leagues.Rodriguez, who came out of nowhere to become one of the Giants’ best pitchers a year ago, was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento Saturday.Catcher Eric Kratz, who was in the injured list with a left hamstring strain, was reinstated to the roster and is available for the second game of the series against the Cincinnati Reds at Oracle Park.Rodriguez pitched five innings in Friday night’s 7-0 loss to …last_img

Report: Grizzlies unlikely to buy out Iguodala, looking for trade

first_imgMemphis acquired a 2024 first-round pick from a Warriors … Earlier this week, word was that Andre Iguodala might face the Warriors in a playoff matchup for the Lakers next May.But that outcome has become less likely, according to ESPN’s Tim McMahon.Instead, it appears the Grizzlies — who took Iguodala off the Warriors’ hands as Golden State made room for guard D’Angelo Russell — would rather trade the former NBA Finals MVP than simply buy out his contract.And why shouldn’t they?last_img

The Fruits of Two Worldviews

first_imgOf all the arenas of state-sponsored genocides of the 20th century, the Killing Fields of Cambodia were among the most disturbing.  There, in a massive social engineering project, a radical communist government systematically starved, tortured and murdered nearly two million people with the brutal efficiency of an assembly line operation.  The regime outlawed all religions.  It sought to establish a communist utopia by force, driving everyone into an instant agrarian economy, and eliminating the brightest and most skilled simply because they did not fit the communist ideal.  Simply wearing glasses was enough to be processed – i.e., photographed, catalogued, tortured if necessary, and shot or hacked in the back of the head with a hoe.  Hundreds of thousands were killed by their own countrymen in a cold, calculated operation so dispassionately merciless, Cambodians to this day are almost in denial of what happened.    The Independent reported that Kang Kek lew, otherwise known as Comrade Duch, was taken to the killing fields as part of his trial.  Duch had overseen Prison S-21 where 20,000 people were photographed, tortured and eliminated.  Now 66 years old, Duch broke down when shown trees where children’s heads were smashed and saw a pile of 8,000 skulls of victims.  The article says he “fell to his knees, hands clasped in tearful prayer for the terrible crimes committed three decades ago.”    Prayer?  Yes; you see, long after the fall of the Khmer Rouge, after some personal tragedies, he started attending a Christian church and became a born-again Christian in 1995.  He became a lay pastor.  When he went to assist the World Vision international relief organization in 1999, he was discovered by a journalist and surrendered to authorities.    A visit to the killing fields was part of his trial which resumed last July after eight years in detention without being charged.  It was also part of an effort to document the horrors of the regime in order to bring closure to the horrific tragedy that killed nearly a third of the Cambodian population.  Duch is one of five remaining leaders of the Khmer Rouge awaiting trial and sentencing by the UN-backed Cambodia Tribunal. Is this entry off-topic?  Perhaps somewhat.  But it is necessary to remember intently and frequently the stakes in the battle of worldviews.  Let’s recite the obligatory disclaimers first: not all atheists are genocidal maniacs, and not all Christians are merciful saints.  Understood.      That being the case, who can deny that the worst genocidal regimes in history were atheistic, and that most atheists are evolutionists?  Communist philosophy was built on atheism, and evolution was the scientific justification for its views.  Evolution portrayed a world of death and struggle where killing was necessary for the advancement of the race.  The fitness of the State, not the individual, is what mattered to both communists and national socialists (both, despite their differences, subsets of Social Darwinist ideology; see 02/17/2008 and 11/30/2005; also see response to criticism of this linkage by Dr. Richard Weikart on Evolution News).    Keeping unfit individuals around, in the minds of many Social Darwinists, was sin; advancing the fitness of the State was righteousness.  These were ideas first, then ideologies, then political parties, then dictatorships.  The perpetrators of communist genocides (Mao, Stalin, Pol Pot, and more) sincerely believed they were acting in accordance with the “laws of science” Darwin had delineated.    Here we see one perpetrator who underwent a radical change of worldview.  Kang Kek lew was no peasant yanked into service.  He had been head of a local college.  He joined the communist party of Cambodia willingly.  As a communist, Comrade Duch dutifully carried out the will of the State.  He even went beyond the call of “duty.”  The Wikipedia entry on him says,Assisted by his two deputies, Comrade Chan and Comrade Pon, Duch began perfecting his interrogation techniques and the purging of perceived enemies from the Khmer Rouge ranks.  Prisoners at these camps, mostly from the ranks of the Khmer Rouge, were routinely starved and tortured to extract real and made up confessions.  Few prisoners left the camps alive.Now with a Christian worldview, Duch weeps over his sins.  He prays for the souls of his victims.  As a lay pastor, he tried to teach others the truth.  He joined a Christian relief organization that works around the world to feed the hungry and bring relief to the vulnerable.  Only God knows the depths of his sincerity, but one thing is certain: a Christian worldview of mercy and compassion is polar opposite to the communist worldview that turned intellectuals into cold-blooded mass murderers.    Does Comrade Duch deserve the ultimate sentence for past crimes now that he has changed?  Whatever the tribunal decides, the blood of his victims is crying from the ground for justice.  The institutions of law enforcement, ordained by God according to the Apostle Paul (Romans 13), must act impartially by the rule of law and must weigh the magnitude of the crimes.  God will take care of justice for the soul.  These matters are not the point of this entry.  Comrade Duch’s story illustrates the stark contrast in the outcomes of worldviews that begin with intellectual questions – the existence of God, purpose in life, the nature of good and evil.    What begins in the mind can move armies: armies of tanks and bombs, or armies of relief workers.  That’s why Creation-Evolution Headlines matters.  The killing fields in Cambodia, chilling as they were, were not unique.  Each Social-Darwinist utopian regime committed similar atrocities in ways just as cold and calculated.  The body count from 20th-century state-sponsored genocides, far outstripping the number of casualties from war, is exhausting to contemplate (11/30/2005).  A proverb of Jesus, applied to science by Sir Francis Bacon, sums up in seven words what we tried to say in seven paragraphs: “By their fruits you will know them” (Matthew 7:15-20).(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

A starting chance for Western Cape youth

first_imgFor more than a decade the Western Cape NGO Starting Chance has been making early childhood development programmes more accessible across the province. Its latest event is hosting nearly 1,000 preschool children at its Fair Play Fun Day on 5 August.More than 40% of children in the Western Cape under the age of five have no access to early childhood development facilities. In an effort to make ECD more accessible, Cape Town NGO Starting Chance trains and supports educators throughout the province. (Image: Mathiba Molefe)Play Your Part ReporterProper early childhood development (ECD) can go a long way towards helping a child grow into a healthy adult, providing them with the strong foundation they need to tackle the many issues they will face as they grow up.In a bid to help the children of the Western Cape build this foundation, Cape Town NGO Starting Chance has, for more than a decade, been fuelling the growth of ECD programmes throughout the province.In this spirit, during Women’s Month, the organisation has joined hands with nine educare centres and schools in hosting nearly 1,000 preschool children at its Fair Play Fun Day on 5 August at Mfuleni High School in Blue Downs, Cape Town.“Partnering with the local high school, preschools and primary schools and engaging parents means we can support and impact the rate of change of the education process,” says Starting Chance founder Ian Corbett.Each of the schools and educare centres will make games using recycled material for the children to play with during the fun day.Starting Chance will also be responsible for the food stalls on the day. The proceeds from the stalls will go towards upgrading schools in the area and providing educators and caregivers with the training and teaching materials they need to mould young minds.“Our experience on this project has shown that by working together, we can make significant change possible,” Corbett said.The children will also be joined by members of the surrounding communities to celebrate Women’s Month with the mothers, female entrepreneurs and teachers who run the various educare centres. (Image: Mathiba Molefe)Not all heroes wear capesThe collective has extended an invitation to the public to join them as a volunteer at the fun day and help bring it to life and share in the enriching experience. You can also help out by sponsoring R30 games and food coupon booklet for the children who cannot afford them.To learn more, support or volunteer, visit www.startingchance.org.za or call Ali on 082 491 1171.The children will also be joined by members of the surrounding communities to celebrate Women’s Month with the mothers, female entrepreneurs and teachers who run the various educare centres.Corbett believes the event is an ideal way to empower educare entrepreneurs with a networking and fundraising opportunity, while helping them to develop their businesses and the standard of ECD in the area.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Vine: John Calipari Criticizes Karl-Anthony Towns, Gets Videobombed By Karl-Anthony Towns

first_imgCoach Cal subbing a player out.LEXINGTON, KY – JANUARY 30: Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats reacts against the Vanderbilt Commodores during the second half at Rupp Arena on January 30, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)Freshman forward Karl-Anthony Towns was a big part of Kentucky’s close win over LSU, but he was also called for a technical foul that helped spark the huge run that brought the Tigers back into the game. Towns hung on the rim after a dunk, picking up a technical foul. LSU’s Keith Hornsby made one of the two resulting free throws, and drilled a three on the ensuing possession, which cut the UK lead to 60-56.During the post-game interview on the court, John Calipari criticized his star freshman for the foul. While he was doing so, Towns, of all people, decided to photobomb him. The timing here is truly perfect.We just hope that Towns isn’t the next Wildcat to “go missing.” Calipari has a good sense of humor, so he’ll probably laugh it off.[FTW]last_img read more

Spotted UN Karadeniz Getting Stretched in Turkey

first_imgHere are some glimpses of UN Karadeniz, a vessel owned by U.N. Ro-Ro, Turkey’s largest operator of freight ferry routes, undergoing a transformation in dry dock at the Gemak Group of Companies shipyard in Turkey.The 2008-built vessel is being lengthened by 30 metres and once completed its capacity will be boosted to hold 55 more trailers.The ship is the first of U.N. Ro-Ro vessels to feature the DFDS livery.To remind, Danish shipping and logistics company DFDS closed the acquisition of 98.8% of U.N. Ro-Ro at the beginning of June.The integration process of the two companies is expected to be finalized by the end of the year.UN Karadeniz is expected to complete its transformation in the second half of September when it will go back on its  route.U.N. Ro-Ro operates five freight shipping routes connecting Turkey with Italy and France. The company has a fleet of 12 freight ferries with an average age of 11 years.World Maritime News Staff; Image Courtesy: DFDSlast_img read more

Ontario has work to do to meet longterm climate change goals report

first_imgTORONTO – Ontario’s first year of carbon pricing went well but more work is needed if the province wants to meet its long-term goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the province’s environmental commissioner said Tuesday.In her annual report, the commissioner said the government needs a better plan for spending the funds brought in by the cap-and-trade system, which amounted to close to $2 billion last year.The money is meant to be earmarked for green projects and almost all of the $1.37 billion spent as of last November met the established criteria, Dianne Saxe wrote.What’s more, some government ministries need to make more of an effort to consider climate change in their decision-making and spending, Saxe said. The Ministry of Energy was named as a top offender, in part because Saxe deemed that its newly announced long-term energy plan is “incompatible” with the province’s climate change law.But despite some hurdles in the system, she said switching to a carbon tax, as the Progressive Conservatives have vowed to do if they win the spring election, isn’t likely to deliver results faster.“The research that we’ve seen suggests that changing policies delays progress,” she said.“There isn’t any jurisdiction in the world that’s changed from cap and trade to a carbon tax. Most jurisdictions choose cap and trade because although it’s more expensive to implement for the economy as a whole you produce the same level of emissions for a lower cost.”The cap-and-trade system, which was launched last year, aims to lower greenhouse gas emissions by putting caps on the amount of pollution companies in certain industries can emit.If they exceed those limits they must buy allowances at quarterly auctions or from other companies that come in under their limits.The cap declines about four per cent each year to 2020 and then roughly 2.9 per cent each year afterwards to 2030. The province’s goal is for greenhouse gas emissions to drop to 15 per cent below what they were in 1990 by 2020 and to 37 per cent below the 1990 level by 2030.“I would expect that, from a compliance point of view, Ontario will be able to meet the 2020 target because it includes the availability to use offsets and buy allowances from outside Ontario,” Saxe said.“It’s much more challenging moving forward from 2020 to 2030,” she said. “We now know what the maximum number of allowances will be each year but we don’t know how the province intends to get there. So that’s one of the reasons why I’ve recommended a specific carbon budget for each ministry and each sector.”Ontario’s Environment Minister Chris Ballard said the government is proud of its record on climate change but recognizes there is a lot of work ahead. He said he would discuss Saxe’s concerns with her and take the report and its recommendations into account.All departments are aware of the importance of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but face other pressures that can sometimes get in the way, he said.“It’s a matter of how fast we can get there as a province, how fast we can get there as ministries, but I also have to take into account not only my schedule but their schedules as well,” he said. “But they know this is something that needs to get done.”Ballard said he is confident the province can meet its 2030 goals, particularly as green technologies such as electric vehicles become more mainstream.“We just have to keep staying the course,” he said.Critics said the report shows not enough is being done to combat climate change.“Clearly the Liberals are talking about this a lot but in very key areas they’re not taking the action that has to happen,” said New Democrat Peter Tabuns, the party’s environment critic.last_img read more