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HSE accused of “reckless” attitude to renting

first_img Previous articleFill up with airNext articleLimerick gangs continue Youtube feud admin Email Advertisement Linkedin WhatsApp Twittercenter_img NewsLocal NewsHSE accused of “reckless” attitude to rentingBy admin – October 15, 2009 719 Facebook Print Lone parent with two children entitled to €745 a month, and €446 for single personTHE HSE’s Rental Supplement Scheme has been blamed for the increase in anti-social behaviour in residential areas across Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Adare Councillor James Collins, has called the authority’s attitude toward the scheme “reckless”, saying that they are completely disinterested in happenings, once tenants are placed in houses. He, along with other members of the committee, have now called for the eradication of the HSE’s rental scheme.Members of the county council, the oireachtas, and An Garda Siochana, were in attendance at the meeting of the Joint Policing Committee in County Hall, at which members of the HSE spoke about the provisions of their rental programme.Commissioning Officer of the health board, Eddie Murphy, told the gathering that those who applied to the HSE for Rent Allowance had their income assessed, and once this was below a certain level, accommodation was provided.“There are financial limits to the accommodation provided”, said Mr. Murphy. “For example, a couple or lone parent with two children is entitled to €745 a month, while a single person is permitted a maximum of €446 a month”.However, Mr. Murphy admitted that once accommodation was provided, the HSE have no further involvement with the agreement.“The HSE has no statutory power relating to the rent allowance. We are merely an agency who set up an agreement between a landlord and tenant. After 18 months, the Local Authority becomes responsible for the situation, under the Local Rental Scheme”.It was subsequently revealed by Mr Murphy that under the Data Protection Act, no names of landlords where tenants reside under this scheme, could be released. He added that there were misconceptions that anti-social behaviour was emanating from the scheme. He claimed that the Local Authority did not build enough houses, and that the HSE had been forced to pick up the tab with their rental scheme.Speaking to the Limerick Post, councillor James Collins said: “Its clear that the HSE would prefer if they were not involved. The legislation under the Residential Tenancy Act 2004, directs all problems to the landlord, but the landlords names cannot be revealed.“If they are registered under the Private Rental Tenancy Board, the names would be accessible; however the HSE claim that landlords are not obliged to register on the PRTB, so there is no one who can be made accountable for the behaviour of the tenants”.Councillor Collins added that neighbours of the minority of tenants under the scheme, who are trouble making, were afraid to contact Gardaí for fear that they would be targeted.He suggested that residential associations be set up so that reports could be made to the guards anonymously; however he was informed that this would not be possible as a name would be needed if a case was brought to court.Councillor Patrick O’Donovan stated that the situation was a “legislative dog’s dinner”, and that those who were involved in destructive behaviour were “dragging down the value” of neighbouring houses.He added that there was “no mechanism to deal with those who are striking fear into their neighbours, and have no regard for community”.Councillor Collins informed the Post that the HSE’s “ad-hoc housing policy” should be wound down, and that a joint city and county Limerick policy was to be created as the result of a 22 week study into the housing sector, that would be conducted by officials from both authorities.“A lot of time and effort will be put into creating a cohesive and integrated strategy on housing needs, to find out what the best mix will be for all involved.“Limerick city and county local authorities will each deal with their own housing needs separately and under the same policy, and the HSE will not be involved”.He concluded that despite numerous complaints to councillors regarding anti-social behaviour by those renting under the HSE scheme, not one contract of tenancy had ever been terminated by them.last_img read more

News story: Carole Souter reappointed as Trustee for the Historic Royal Palaces.

first_imgCarole Souter is Master of St Cross, a graduate College of the University of Oxford, with 550students, 70% of whom come from outside the UK. She was Chief Executive of the National Heritage Memorial Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund from 2003-2016, overseeing the distribution of £400m a year to projects making a lasting difference to people and heritage across the UK.She began her career in the Civil Service and has worked in the Departments of Health, Social Security and the Cabinet Office. She has always been active in the charitable sector and is currently a Trustee of Historic Royal Palaces; the Horniman Museum, Oxford Preservation Trust, and the London Emergencies Trust and Chairs the Board of Visitors of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. She is also a Lay Canon of Salisbury Cathedral. She is an Honorary Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford, and was awarded the CBE in 2011 forservices to conservation.This role is not remunerated. This extension has been made in accordance with the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments. The process is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. The Government’s Governance Code requires that any significant political activity undertaken by an appointee in the last five years is declared. This is defined as including holding office, public speaking, making a recordable donation or candidature for election. Carole has made no such declarations.last_img read more

Bulldogs Participate At EC Super 6-Way Meet

first_imgThe Batesville High School wrestling team spent their morning at East Central for the EC Super 6-way. The Bulldogs battled once again with many wrestlers out with injuries going 0-5 as a team.Despite losing all duals Batesville did have some individual success against tough competition.  JT Linkel had the best record of the day going 4-1 losing his first match to East Central but bounces back with 4 straight pins. Jonah Chase also had a winning record going 3-2 getting 1 pin on the day. Axel Garcia, Abram Garcia, and Tyler Schaefer all went 2-3 each getting 1 pin. Jacob Weigel and Malakai Kirby wThe Batesville High School wrestling team spent their morning at East Central for the EC Super 6-way. The Bulldogs battled once again with many wrestlers out with injuries going 0-5 as a team.Despite losing all duals Batesville did have some individual success against tough competition.  JT Linkel had the best record of the day going 4-1 losing his first match to East Central but bounces back with 4 straight pins. Jonah Chase also had a winning record going 3-2 getting 1 pin on the day. Axel Garcia, Abram Garcia, and Tyler Schaefer all went 2-3 each getting 1 pin. Jacob Weigel and Malakai Kirby went 1-4. Also wrestling Varsity on the day is was Nick Nobbe.Batesville will next travel to Connersville for the Spartan Classic.Team ScoresBatesville 9 – East Central 68Batesville 24- Cambridge-City Lincoln 50Batesville 18 – Columbus North 54Batesville 24 – Rushville 60Batesville 10 – Lawrenceburg 68Winning recordsJT Linkel 138 4-1Jonah Chase 132 3-2Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Curtis Miller.last_img read more

Cowboys schedule 2019: Dallas faces daunting road back to playoffs

first_imgBiggest breaks: There’s not much here. The Giants and Redskins twice might not work out as nicely as they sound, so the Cowboys need to take advantage of their games against the Jets, Dolphins and Bills from the AFC East.Bottom line: Counting it all up, one can’t feel confident about the Cowboys hitting 10 victories again in 2019. But if they somewhat take care of business in should-win games at home, finishing above .500 is on the table.That might be enough to scratch out a wild card in a top-heavy NFC playoff field. Record prediction: 9-7 MORE: Who has the hardest NFL schedule?The Cowboys’ projected win total in Las Vegas (8.5) says it could literally go either way. Here we break down the schedule the Cowboys will need to navigate in 2019.Cowboys schedule 2018Cowboys regular-season schedule:Home: New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Buffalo Bills, Green Bay Packers, Los Angeles Rams, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota VikingsAway: New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, New York JetsWeekDateOpponentKickoff timeTVWeek 1Sept. 8vs. Giants4:25 p.m. ETFOXWeek 2Sept. 15at Redskins1 p.m. ETFOXWeek 3Sept. 22Dolphins1 p.m. ETFOXWeek 4Sept. 29at Saints8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 5Oct. 6vs. Packers4:25 p.m. ETFOXWeek 6Oct. 13at Jets4:25 p.m. ETCBSWeek 7Oct. 20vs. Eagles8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 8BYE—Week 9Nov. 4 (Monday)at Giants8:15 p.m. ETESPNWeek 10Nov. 10vs. Vikings8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 11Nov. 17at Lions1 p.m. ETFOXWeek 12Nov. 24at Patriots4:25 p.m. ETCBSWeek 13Nov. 28 (Thursday)vs. Bills4:30 p.m. ETCBSWeek 14Dec. 5 (Thursday)at Bears8:20 p.m. ETFOXWeek 15Dec. 15vs. Rams4:25 p.m. ETFOXWeek 16Dec. 22at Eagles4:25 p.m. ETFOXWeek 17Dec. 29vs. Redskins1 p.m. ETFOXCowboys preseason schedule:Week 1at 49ersAug. 8-12 (TBD)Week 2at RamsAug. 15-19 (TBD)Week 3vs. TexansAug. 22-25 (TBD)Week 4vs. BuccaneersAug. 29-30 (TBD)MORE: Full 2019 NFL preseason scheduleToughest tests: The Cowboys are in the middle of the pack with their strength of schedule (tied for 14th) because their opponents combined for a .504 winning percentage last season. The NFC East competition always provides a tough floor of challenges, and the NFC North only adds to that.Including two games against the Eagles, who finished second in the division last year, the Cowboys have six games against 2019 playoff teams. Among those, the Patriots, Saints and Bears headline a brutal road schedule. The Cowboys have traded their 8-8 ways under coach Jason Garrett for on-again, off-again playoff trips. Dallas returned to the top of the NFC East in 2018, making it two division titles in three seasons. The team posted a 10-6 record, only one game better than its output the year prior. So will the Cowboys yo-yo back to out of the postseason in 2019 or build on that success with Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott? The Cowboys’ schedule in 2019, which in addition to the typical NFC East rivalry matchups features games against teams from the AFC East and NFC North, makes that an interesting question.last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL will see snow this Christmas, according to forecasters.Forecasters say we will get some snow on the hills today and some more on Christmas Eve.And some of them say we will get snow on Christmas Day – and that could prove amateur weatherman and postman Michael Gallagher correct! Michael, who studies nature to predict the weather, had been dismissed as a crank by RTE forecaster Evelyn Cusack in a number of broadcasts.But whether or not his methods are correct, forecasters from Met Eireann, the BBC and the UK Met Office and online sites are all pointing to a windy – and snowy – Christmas for Donegal this year.Geoff Maskell from the BBC said gales will lash the North West over the next few days, with a storm expected on Monday.He said there will be snow on Sunday morning – and again on Sunday evening. And there will be more snow on Tuesday, Christmas Eve, with a chance of some snow in the North West on Christmas Day.However most of it will fall on higher ground.Here’s Met Eireann’s forecast until December 26Very disturbed weather through the next week with some extremely windy or stormy periods likelyCold on Saturday evening and overnight with further showers, mostly in southwestern, western and northern counties, some turning wintry in places overnight.Sharp frost developing with icy stretches on untreated surfaces and overnight lows of around zero.Sunday will be very cold with blustery westerly winds and occasional wintry showers. Falls of sleet and snow are likely – especially in the west and north of the country. Cold and frosty for a time Sunday night, but temperatures rising overnight as more heavy rain and strong winds spread countrywide by Monday morning.Monday: Potentially stormy on Monday and into Monday night, as heavy rain and gale force southerly winds give way to colder showery conditions with gale force southwest winds with severe squalls, which may cause some structural damage in places.Cold, very windy and showery on Christmas Eve, some showers possibly wintry on higher ground of the northwest. Afternoon highs of 5 to 7 degrees.Cold and frosty overnight.Latest indications suggest a frosty start to Christmas morning. The day is expected to be cold and bright day with some showers especially in the south and west with another milder, wet and extremely windy or stormy period expected on St Stephen’s day. MICKEY THE POSTMAN MIGHT BE RIGHT AS SNOW COULD BE ON WAY FOR CHRISTMAS was last modified: December 20th, 2013 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:Donegal Dailysnowweatherlast_img read more

Report names 200 top young South Africans

first_imgIn its 12th year, the Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans annual list once again recognises young excellence in South Africa, showing the full spectrum of what young people in this country have to offer.Mail & Guardian supplements and special projects editor Zamantungwa Khumalo says she made it a point to feature more women on the list this year, putting particular emphasis on black female excellence in South Africa. (Image: Mathiba Molefe)Mathiba MolefeThe Mail & Guardian, in partnership with Brand South Africa, the City of Joburg and the City of Ekurhuleni, has sifted through thousands of nominations to find the 200 young South Africans who have been making waves in their respective industries.“Our other sponsors are Brand South Africa who really do believe… the young people are not just talented, but really capture the essence of what this country stands for,” said Zamantungwa Khumalo, Mail & Guardian supplements and special projects editor.In naming the country’s brightest up and coming stars in categories ranging from health and politics to sport and education, the Mail & Guardian newspaper recognises the 200 Young South Africans for their work. They are also held up as examples to South Africans around the world.Khumalo said that selecting the final 200 was rigorous. The event held to launch the list was “about recognising and celebrating all of your unseen hours; all of you put blood, sweat and actual tears into your organisations, into the companies that you work for, the initiatives that you have started.“The 200 Young South Africans is, of course, a flagship that this country uses to earmark its top leaders,” she said. “These are the young people who are shaping the South Africa that we are living in, and who are going to be instrumental in the future that we’re slowly building.“There are so many unseen hours. Thank you for recognising my unseen hours.” @Zamantungwa_K reads a note from one #MG200Young nominee. pic.twitter.com/xRyedU5gLn— Mail & Guardian (@MG_Reporter) June 29, 2017This year’s 200 young achievers are the 12th group to be recognised. Khumalo said the list was truly inclusive and representative of the young people of this country, touching on the pivotal role that women had played and continued to play in the growth of the nation.“Being a young black woman who’s all about black girl magic, I was very bullish in making sure that black women featured quite heavily on this list,” she said.The full spectrum“So, the big picture I gave to the team was: when somebody who has never been to South Africa, and hardly knows South Africa, lands at OR Tambo International Airport and they pick up this list, they need to see the full spectrum of what young people in this country have to offer,” Khumalo explained.To see who is on the list and find out a little more about the crop of young professionals who are leading South Africa into the future, visit the 200 Young South Africans list.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

Brand South Africa and Absa Host an Investment Seminar at the 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

first_imgJOHANNESBURG, Thursday 24 January 2019 – Today, Brand South Africa together with Absa Bank hosted a South Africa (SA) Investment Seminar on the margins of the 48th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.The objective of the SA Investment Seminar was to support and initiate the next phase of the country’s investment drive. The Seminar sought to showcase successes of the inaugural Investment Conference held in October 2018 which was hosted by South Africa’s H.E President Cyril Ramaphosa.The South African government and business delegation utilised the platform as an opportunity to communicate on the reforms government has initiated to improve ease of doing business, and to enhance the Nation Brand’s profile as an investment partner of choice.Brand South Africa Board Chairperson Ms Khanyisile Kweyama said: “The prevailing global and domestic economic climate provides South Africa with the opportunity to communicate the benefits of the country’s participation at WEF and the positive outcomes achieved.“South Africa is on a winning trajectory and the world narrative that its new leadership has a business mind-set and celebrates entrepreneurship is one which premised the innovative path of economic renewal and growth.”The SA Investment Seminar provided the opportunity for potential investors to hear from – and engage with – South African government and business representatives on its progress towards political and economic renewal, strengthening the credibility of public institutions and unlocking the latent potential and innovative spirit of South Africa’s economy.“The seminar gave Team South Africa the opportunity to show the progress made against the commitments made to investors and partners a year ago. These are the pathway to inclusive growth, land reform, employment through the Jobs Summit and the acceleration of efforts against corruption. We showed that we are building momentum in support of South Africa’s investment case,” said Absa CE, Maria Ramos.Led by President Cyril Ramaphosa, Team South Africa’s core message at WEF this week, is that the country’s improved ease of doing business through initiatives such as InvestSA, and its diversified economy provides the basis for sustained growth and returns on invested capital.With economic growth at centre of national agenda the South Africa – Team South Africa aims to ramp up international investment by showcasing the investment opportunities the country has to offer.last_img read more

WWE SummerSlam 2012 Results

first_imgSummerSlam (2012), a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by WWE , took place on August 19, 2012 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. It was the twenty-fifth annual SummerSlam, and the fourth consecutive one to be held at the Staples Center.To see SummerSlam 2012 Results, click here World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc is an American publicly traded, privately controlled entertainment company dealing majorly in professional wrestling. Currently, it is the largest professional wrestling promotion in the world, reaching 13 million viewers in the US.last_img read more

Ranchi Rhinos pull out of Hockey India League for financial reasons

first_imgThere seems to be more trouble on the way for the Hockey India League. Just days after the Mumbai Magicians exited from the ambitious franchisebased competition, Ranchi Rhinos could also be on their way out.Winners of the first edition of the league, the Rhinos have cited ‘financial’ reasons for terminating the contract. According to sources, the owners had a tiff with Hockey India over the franchise fee.”The owners of Ranchi Rhinos wanted certain reduction in the fee structure. They were not getting the returns they had expected when they bought the franchise. When the discussions with Hockey India didn’t work out, they decided to withdraw from the league,” a source told MAIL TODAY.While there are reports that the federation is still trying to negotiate with the team owners, the players have already received an email from Hockey India stating that the team has ceased to exist. “We were shocked when we received the email. We had no clue that something like this will happen. We have not yet received any mail from the owners and are in the dark about the reasons for the withdrawal,” a Ranchi Rhinos player said.According to sources, the decision to pull the plug on the team was taken only recently. “Ranchi Rhinos did not plan to withdraw to start with. In fact, they were preparing for the next edition and were looking at possible players to purchase in the upcoming auction. But, when things didn’t work out with Hockey India, they decided to quit. Speculation about this was doing the rounds over the last few days,” he said.advertisementHowever, Hockey India secretary general Narinder Batra rubbished the reports and Ranchi Rhinos were still part of the league. “No team has pulled out. The Hockey India League will be held as per schedule next year and Ranchi will be part of it,” he told MAIL TODAY. Meanwhile, there are reports that Hockey India is planning to rope in two more teams into the league.last_img read more

ISL: FC Pune City appoint Miguel Angel Portugal as their head coach

first_imgIndian Super League (ISL) side FC Pune City on Thursday announced that Miguel Angel Portugal would take over as the head coach of the club for the upcoming season.Portugal will be joined by his assistant Gonzalo Yarza in preparations to lead the Stallions to glory in the upcoming season.After getting the Spanish manager to sign the dotted lines, FC Pune City CEO Gaurav Modwel said, “In Miguel Angel, I believe we have a head coach who, with his philosophy and preference to play an attacking brand of football, will embrace the style and quality of players we have at our club.”Commenting on his appointment, Miguel Angel said, “I had a very good experience of India and the ISL last season and I was very impressed with the organisation, facilities, stadiums, fan support and therefore coming back to ISL was a very easy decision for me.The club is delighted to announce that Miguel Angel Portugal will be the head coach of FC Pune City for season 5 of the Hero @IndSuperLeague #BleedOrange #RakhtKesari pic.twitter.com/0MwjvuSqlyFC Pune City (@FCPuneCity) August 9, 2018″I watched FC Pune City last season and I can say that the training facilities that they have are surely one of the best in the country.”The 62-year-old took over reins of Spanish second-division club Granada CF in May 2018 after spending 2017-18 season with Delhi Dynamos FC.Speaking on the players at his disposal, he said, “There is an abundance of top-class talent at the Club and I look forward to joining the squad soon.advertisement”The club has retained the core players from last season that qualified for the playoffs and has made very capable additions to the squad. I believe we have a strong team that can challenge for the title this season.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more