New name for National Playing Fields Association

first_img  190 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 22 May 2007 | News The new FIT identity was created by creative communications agency WARL.The charity is facing a growing caseload of sporting facilities which are under threat. Since 2000 the number of planning applications for development on community playing fields has increased by 103%. Thousands of sites, both large and small, for formal and informal activity have been lost in that time. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.center_img New name for National Playing Fields Association The National Playing Fields Association (NPFA), the charity that safeguards and improves the UK’s playing fields, outdoor recreation areas and playgrounds, has changed its working name to Fields in Trust (FIT) and adopted a new visual identity to reflect its expanding role.The charity was founded in 1925 and currently protects 1,189 sites protected from building development, covering almost 8300 acres.Alison Moore-Gwyn, chief executive of FIT, explained the need for the change of name. She said: “In its early years, the NPFA was solely involved in protecting community playing fields. But now our work has expanded to protecting and improving other recreation areas like kids playgrounds and leisure areas for older people. FIT more accurately reflects the type of work we are involved in and the new logo gives us a more dynamic image.” Advertisement Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropylast_img read more

Approval for design phase for new 96 bed unit at UHL

first_imgFacebook TAGSFine GaelHSElimerickSenator Kieran O’DonnellUniversity Hospital Limerick (UHL) WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Linkedin Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleWin cinema ticketsNext articleSocial Democrats concern over Limerick housing crisis Alan Jacques Senator Kieran O’Donnell at the site of the planned 96 bed unit at UHL.Senator Kieran O’Donnell at the site of the planned 96 bed unit at UHL.THE design phase of a new 96 bed acute unit at University Hospital Limerick is to get under way immediately.Limerick Fine Gael Senator Kieran O’Donnell told the Limerick Post this Wednesday that he has secured approval from the HSE for work to commence on the design phase of the unit.“Following my discussions and meeting with HSE acute hospitals division director Liam Woods, I have received written correspondence confirming approval for the design phase of the much needed 96 Acute Beds units at UHL to immediately get underway.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This is very welcome news for Limerick and ensures that no further time is lost in progressing the provision of this urgently needed extra acute bed capacity at the UHL campus in Dooradoyle.“Getting this design phase underway is the vital first step in advancing this critical project for the patients and staff at UHL,” he said.“As part of the re-configuration of the acute services in the Mid-West in 2009, 138 extra beds were to be provided on the UHL site under a co-location project but this never happened. The building of this new acute 96 beds unit would deal with the on-going deficit of bed capacity at UHL.“While the opening of the new state-of-the-art emergency department at UHL will make a difference, it is only one side of the equation, the other being the building of this 96 Acute beds unit alongside it,” he explained.With the design phase now underway, Senator O’Donnell says he will be campaigning for the project to be included in this year’s Capital Plan review and the €25 million construction costs to be funded from the exchequer.“I will be having further meetings and discussions with Health Minister Simon Harris and the HSE to ensure that this happens,” he Alan [email protected]center_img Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print Advertisement NewsLocal NewsApproval for design phase for new 96 bed unit at UHLBy Alan Jacques – January 27, 2017 1138 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Long waiting lists for cataract surgery is short-sighted

first_imgTwitter Background photo created by xb100 –“Unbelievably high,” is how a Limerick TD has described the waiting list for cataract surgery, with more than 6,000 people awaiting the procedure.Sinn Féin Deputy Maurice Quinlivan said the waiting lists and most notably the waiting times, for cataract surgery for older people are unbelievably high.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up But in the Mid West, the HSE has told the Limerick Post that cataract waiting lists have been almost halved since the opening of a specialist centre in Nenagh Hospital.Deputy Quinlivan said that figures released to Sinn Féin by the HSE have detailed the extent of the long waiting times and waiting lists for cataract surgery across the State.“There are now 6,151 people on waiting lists for cataract surgery, and most worryingly of all is that 256 of these people have been waiting more than a year for treatment.“274 older people are awaiting this sight-saving surgery at University Hospital Limerick, 35 of them having waited over a year so far, which is completely unacceptable.“Cataract procedures usually take around ten minutes to perform, yet there are more than 6,000 patients waiting on an operation across the state.“Patients suffer when they have to wait for cataract surgery, they lose sight, they lose independence, they can have accidents from falls, and all this costs patients’ and the health service more.Deputy Quinlivan pointed to the award-winning Sligo Cataract Scheme with the Association of Optometrists Ireland confirming that the Sligo-Leitrim constituency has the shortest waiting time in the State as a result of this cost-neutral scheme.“This scheme needs to be rolled out nationwide, so Optometrists and Hospital Eye Departments can work together to reduce these waiting lists,” he declared.In a statement, a spokesman for the UHL hospitals groups said that since the opening of the UL Hospitals Cataract Centre at Nenagh Hospital, the inpatient waiting list has seen a 44.7 per cent reduction in the overall number of patients between July 2018 and July 2019.“The number of our patients waiting six months or longer for a cataract procedure has fallen by 79.7 per cent in the same time period.“The UL Hospitals Cataract Centre at Nenagh Hospital, a centre for excellence for cataract treatment, is set to meet its target of 1,400 patients treated by the end of 2019,” the spokesman added. Facebook NewsHealthLong waiting lists for cataract surgery is short-sightedBy Bernie English – August 6, 2019 323 WhatsApp Emailcenter_img Print Advertisement Linkedin Previous articleWATCH: Limerick fall to Tipperary in All-Ireland quarter finalNext articleMost beautiful garden competition 2019 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.last_img read more

38 year old man found guilty of sexually assaulting female housemate in 2010

first_img Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp Newsx Adverts Facebook NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly WhatsApp A man has been convicted of orally raping and sexually assaulting a female housemate in the house they shared in Donegal.The 38-year-old man had pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to the charges that were alleged to have taken place on October 30, 2010.The jury of five women and seven men returned its unanimous guilty verdict on day-ten of the trial following two and half hours of deliberations.Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy thanked the jury for its service and remanded the man in continuing custody to March next for sentence. By News Highland – January 24, 2012 Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+center_img 38 year old man found guilty of sexually assaulting female housemate in 2010 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Previous article52-year-old Derry taxi-driver appears in court on terrorism chargesNext articleGardai say investigation into Andrew Burns murder is continuing News Highland Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

Donegal gardai launch June Bank Holiday road safety campaign

first_img Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By admin – May 28, 2015 Gardaí are appealing to drivers to help reduce bank holiday fatalities.Since 2010, 256 people have been killed between June and August in Ireland.The majority of fatalities occur on rural roads, and between 2010 and 2014 twenty-two people in Co Donegal tragically died on during the summer months.Garda Traffic Inspector, MIchael Harrison says there will be more Garda checkpoints this weekend, and he is urging motorists to slow down:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Facebook Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Donegal gardai launch June Bank Holiday road safety campaign WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Previous articleEconomist says CSO figures show the extent of Donegal’s income crisisNext articleGAA Programme catch up – 27/05/15 admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitterlast_img read more

San Diego synagogue shooting victim laid to rest as suspect’s family calls his actions ‘evil’

first_imgSANDY HUFFAKER/AFP/Getty Images(SAN DIEGO) — Grieving family and friends will gather Monday at the funeral for Lori Gilbert-Kaye, a 60-year-old woman shot dead Saturday at the Chabad of Poway synagogue in San Diego County.Meanwhile, the family of the 19-year-old suspected gunman is speaking out, saying, “to our great shame, he is now part of the history of evil that has been perpetrated on Jewish people for centuries.”Gilbert-Kaye was at the synagogue with her husband and daughter for a memorial service in honor of her mother, who recently died, Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein told reporters.When the shooting broke out, Gilbert-Kaye was in the lobby, while her friend, Rochelle Schwartz, was in the sanctuary with Gilbert-Kaye’s daughter.“I just remember getting her down and covering her with my body and telling her, ‘Please be quiet. I don’t want the shooter to know that we’re here,’” Schwartz told ABC News. “She was just so brave.”Once the gunfire ended, Schwartz and Gilbert-Kaye’s husband and daughter rushed to the lobby.“It was horrific,” Schwartz said.Three others were injured in the attack in the synagogue’s lobby during Saturday morning services, on the last day of Passover.“Lori is really a pillar of the community. She has the most generous, kind heart,” Schwartz said, overcome with emotion. “We’re gonna miss her. She’s a very special person. And I just pray that this never happens again. We have to work on education and we have to stop this insanity. It’s just so tragic.”“We’re gonna go back to services,” Schwartz added. “We’re gonna show that were strong enough to just continue and not let this get to us.”As the shocked community comes together in grief, the suspected gunman, 19-year-old John Earnest, is in custody and being held on arresting charges of one count of murder and three counts of attempted murder. Investigators believe Earnest acted alone, and authorities say he bought the AR-style weapon used in the attack on Friday.Earnest’s family said in a statement, “How our son was attracted to such darkness is a terrifying mystery to us, though we are confident that law enforcement will uncover many details of the path that he took to this evil and despicable act.”“He has killed and injured the faithful who were gathered in a sacred place on a sacred day,” the family said. “Our son’s actions were informed by people we do not know, and ideas we do not hold. Like our other five children, he was raised in a family, a faith, and a community that all rejected hate and taught that love must be the motive for everything we do.”“Our heavy hearts will forever go out to the victims and survivors,” the family said, “And we pray for peace.”The Florida Senate on Monday passed an anti-Semitism bill, prohibiting religious discrimination in Florida’s public education system. The law would call for school administrators to combat anti-Semitism in the same way they address religious discrimination, according to The Miami Herald.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Florida ‘stand your ground’ shooter found guilty of manslaughter

first_imgABC News(CLEARWATER, Fla.) — The man accused of shooting a Florida father in front of his family in an argument over a handicap parking space outside a convenience store has been found guilty of manslaughter.Michael Drejka had argued he acted in self-defense, and initially invoked the controversial “stand your ground” law that earned widespread attention during the trial of George Zimmerman in 2013. The jury came to its guilty decision late Friday after about six hours of deliberation.Drejka showed no emotion in court as the verdict was read. He will return to court for sentencing on Oct. 10.Just hours after gunning Markeis McGlockton down, Drejka told detectives he opened fire when the unarmed man shoved him to the ground and took one step toward him, a scenario that appears to go against a security video showing the victim step back when he saw the suspect pull a firearm.“We are incredibly grateful and thankful to the prosecution,” McGlockton family attorney Michelle Rayner said following the verdict. “We are grateful to the jurors of this case that they saw what we saw and I’m so proud and honored to stand here with Markeis’ family. It has been the honor of my life.”A video of the lengthy interrogation of suspect Michael Drejka by Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office detectives was shown to a jury on Thursday, the second day of the 48-year-old suspect’s trial on a manslaughter charge stemming from the 2018 fatal shooting of McGlockton outside a convenience store in Clearwater, Florida.“What’s going through my mind is he’s coming after me again. I was thinking he’s going to finish what he started,” Drejka told detectives, according to the interrogation video.“It’s been well over a year since we’ve been dealing with this matter and I can safely say my family can rest now,” McGlockton’s brother, Michael, said Friday. “Now we can start putting the pieces back together and move on.”Drejka, who had a permit to carry a concealed weapon, told detectives that after the victim “blindsided me out of nowhere” and “tackled” him to the ground outside the Circle A store, he drew his Glock pistol from his holster as McGlockton took a step toward him.“He barely took the second step before I pulled the trigger,” Drejka told detectives George Moffett and Richard Redman, according to the video.He said that from his position on the ground, he never saw McGlockton’s face or hands before he fired.“I could see his legs. I know he was a black guy, that’s all,” he told the detectives, according to the video.He said McGlockton never said a word to him and he didn’t say anything to him before he shot him.“If he hadn’t twitched, I would have never pulled the trigger,” Drejka had said. “The feet said he was coming toward me and so did the hips.”Video footage from a security camera in front of the Circle A that captured the July 19, 2018, fatal shooting appears to contradict what Drejka told the detectives.The security video, which has been played multiple times for the six-member jury, shows Drejka apparently arguing with McGlockton’s girlfriend, Brittany Jacobs, over why she was parked in a handicap space when McGlockton comes out of the store and shoves Drejka to the ground. In a split second, Drejka pulls his gun and fires as McGlockton was stepping away from the man, according to the security video.During the interrogation, which Drejka submitted to after waiving his Miranda rights to remain silent, Det. Moffett challenged Drejka’s recollection of how the shooting transpired.“What if I tell you I looked at the video and he took a step back?” Moffett asked Drejka.Drejka responded, “I’d disagree.”Drejka initially invoked Florida’s so-called “stand your ground” self-defense law that went into effect in 2005, allowing people to use lethal force if they consider their lives to be in imminent jeopardy. But Drejka and his attorneys have since scrapped that argument in favor of a plain self-defense case.During the interrogation, which occurred almost six hours after the shooting, Drejka explained that he has a “pet peeve” about people parking in handicap spaces despite not being disabled himself. He said that when he saw Jacobs sitting in a car in the handicap space, he examined the front and rear of her car to see if it had a disabled person parking permit.“I said, ‘it’s not very polite to park there when there’s other people that need to use this,’” Drejka said he told Jacobs, according to the interrogation video. ”She says, ‘Is it affecting you directly?’ I said, ‘If my mother-in-law rolls in, yes it will.’”On Wednesday, Jacobs testified that Drejka was yelling and cursing at her for parking in a handicapped spot. She said she was inside the car with her two younger children, an infant and a 3-year-old, and that Drejka “scared” her.“He was more angry and aggressive. He was yelling and pointing and telling me where I should park,” Jacobs testified. “I just wanted this man to leave me alone, just leave me and my babies alone.”Moffett, during the interrogation, asked Drejka why he didn’t call law enforcement when he saw Jacobs in the handicap spot, saying, “Wouldn’t you think it would be better instead of putting yourself in that type of circumstance that could escalate?”Drejka responded, “Why bother you with stupid things like that?”He said by the time law enforcement arrived, the person he complained about would have already left the scene, adding, “They always do.”“When I just say something to a person about being parked there, I don’t expect it to go where it went,” Drejka told the detectives.Moffett pressed him, asking if he was concerned about prompting a violent confrontation when he previously complained about people parking in handicap spaces.Drejka answered, “That’s why I take precautions. I’m a very careful person. I have a [concealed weapon] permit.”Near the end of the interrogation, Moffett informed Drejka that McGlockton had died.“Thanks for telling me,” Drejka said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Doctors say a quarter of allsicknote requests are bogus

first_imgDoctors receive 22 million requests for sicknotes every year, andÊbelieveÊ9million of these are suspect, according to insurer Norwich Union. Its Health of the Nation Index found that GPs think almost a quarter of the577 requests for sicknotes they each get a year are questionable, at best, andnearly a fifth are invalid. AlmostÊ3 million workers across the country admitted they would considerasking their GP for a bogus sicknote, with twice as many men than women sayingthey would cheat the system. More than a fifth of the GPs interviewed said up to 20 per cent of theirpatients were unable to work because of health reasons. However, many GPs thought the numbers of people on sick leave could bereduced if there were fewer delays in treatment, and if organisations arrangedto have their employees back to work in a different capacity. Four out of 10 of the GPs interviewed thought more than a third of theirpatients who were unable to work could actually work a few hours a day or in aslightly different role, but employers were not encouraging them to return towork. The most frequent causes for sicknote requests were back pain, followed bydepression, workplace stress, other stress-related problems and the flu The top five reasons for requesting a sicknote were: a personal crisis thatcould not be discussed with an employer, workplace too stressful, a holidayrequest refused, and “to give me a legitimate excuse to skive offwork”. Doug Wright, clinical development manager at Norwich Union Healthcare, said:”If patients were to educate themselves more about their condition, aswell as the other forms of support available, this could not only reduce thenumbers seeing GPs, but will actually benefit patients’ health in thelong-term.” Doctors say a quarter of allsicknote requests are bogusOn 1 Jun 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Popular principal of Somerville to retire

first_img“I had one meeting with her as a fresher, which started as a somewhat daunting meeting with the principal, but quickly became a pleasant chat with a very amiable woman. Whoever succeeds her will have big shoes to fill.”The college has begun recruitment for her successor, who is expected to be announced in early 2017. It did not specify whether it would seek an internal or external applicant for the role, but those considering it are encouraged to contact Dr Curly Maloney.After leaving Somerville, Dr Prochaska hopes to continue with her historical work on heritage collections and their link to national identity. Dr Alice Prochaska, the principal of Somerville College, will step down at the end of the academic year, as a result of a college statute which prevents people over the age of seventy from holding the position.Dr Prochaska, known by Somerville students as ‘Ali P’, has served a seven-year term in which the college’s endowment has almost doubled, the college revealed in an online statement.The latest project announced under her watch is the Margaret Thatcher Scholarship Trust, which awards a tuition fee grant and free accommodation to two students with exceptional prelims results.But due to college rules, which limit tenure to those younger than 65 with a maximum extension of five years, Dr Prochaska’s seventieth birthday will end her contract.“According to our statues, the Principal cannot continue to serve beyond the age of 70”, a Somerville spokesperson told Cherwell.“In fact, Alice Prochaska signed a contract for seven years, which takes her up to the prescribed retirement age.”Finn Strivens, a Somerville third year, said, “I’m shocked and appalled. She is the loveliest person alive, and makes a huge effort with every individual student”. Alex Crichton-Miller, JCR President, said, “We in the JCR are certainly sad that such a wonderful Principal has decided to move on. We can only hope that the college will find a replacement as considerate towards the JCR and as ambitious for the college as a whole.”Dr Prochaska began her career at Somerville, where she read for a BA and DPhil in Modern History, and went on to publish a number of books on British trade unions, reform movements and the city of London, before working as a museum curator and an archivist.During the 1990s, Dr Prochaska was a convener of a research seminar on Contemporary British History, served as a Vice President of the Royal His- torical Society, a governor of London Guildhall University and Chair of the National Council on Archives.Before becoming principal of Somerville in September 2010, she then worked on the government committee that designed the first National Curriculum for History, and as Yale’s University Librarian.In 2015, she led an exposé of sexual harassment, groping and rape jokes in Oxford, prompting an unopposed JCR motion that donated £200 to Oxford Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre. She made a variety of public appearances highlighting rape culture and the prominence of homophobia amongst university students.center_img Somerville’s website describes Dr Prochaska as “well known for her open informal approach and concern for the welfare of students and staff.”Other major achievements of her time at Somerville include a doubling of the number of graduate students to more than 150, and the opening of student accommodation at the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, called “one of the most significant development projects…in more than a century”. In her time as principal, Somerville has increased its accommodation to house all undergraduates and first-year graduate students.“She’s always super lovely and she’ll be greatly missed as a friendly face around college”, Robin Leach told Cherwell.last_img read more

A shift in motherhood

first_imgIt’s been said often enough to become cliché — it takes a village to raise a child. But how many of us have ever thought about why?That question — why human mothers, unlike most among mammals, rely on help to raise children — has long been a critical one for anthropologists. A new study goes a long way toward an answer.Co-authored by Erik Otárola-Castillo, a fellow in David Pilbeam’s paleoanthropology laboratory in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, and Karen Kramer, a professor of anthropology at the University of Utah, the findings suggest that evolutionary changes in birth interval and the time it takes for children to reach independence have combined to put significant pressure on time management, forcing mothers to recruit help from older children, extended families, and the larger community. The research is described in a recent paper in the Journal of Human Evolution.“We use the colloquialism that ‘It takes a village’ quite frequently,” Otárola-Castillo said. “The question we wanted to ask was, ‘At what point does it take that?’ We don’t see this in chimpanzees, but we do in humans. At some point humans shared a common ancestor with chimpanzees — at some point our evolutionary lineages were similar, but when did we change, and why?”“Modern human mothers are very interesting, because they’re unlike mothers of most other species,” Kramer added. “We feed our young after weaning, and others help us to raise our children. But this wasn’t always the case. Deep in the past, mothers likely received no help … so we have to ask why others cooperate with mothers to help them raise their children.”For answers, anthropologists have typically found a window into the past through “traditional societies” — cultures in which there is little access to formal education or birth control, and where people consume the foods they produce and have little or no access to market economies.But in this case, Kramer said, those comparisons simply don’t work.In the past 2 million years, a number of traits — including birth interval and the age at which children are independent — have evolved, meaning that human mothers, even ones living in traditional societies, are vastly different from early human ancestors.“The thing is — all these things evolved in the past … so a ‘modern’ traditional population, with a modern life history of short birth intervals and a very long period of juvenility — that is not an appropriate model to look at how cooperation may have evolved,” Kramer said. “Human mothers have this dilemma — do I take care of my newborn, or do I go out and forage for the food my 7-year-old needs? And this creates the constraints that prompt mothers to need help.”To find an appropriate model, Otárola-Castillo and Kramer had to build one.Using humans’ last common ancestor with apes and current traditional societies as their beginning and end points, the researchers developed a mathematical model to explore how various traits changed and what effect those changes had on mothers’ need for assistance.“So we have these two points,” Otárola-Castillo said. “And the question we asked is, ‘What does that transition look like?’ We simulated an economic problem that would have arisen over the course of human evolution. As mothers became more successful at producing children — had shorter birth intervals and more surviving young — they also had more dependents than they could care for on their own. We wanted to know what combinations of traits required the help of other adults.”What the study found was surprising. Most hypotheses about help for mothers point to other adults. The researchers found that it is the other children who are the most reliable helpers. “For many early life history changes, a mother and her cooperating children are able to support each other,” Kramer said. “Only later in time, when we have more modern life histories — weaning is early, birth intervals are short and juveniles are dependent until older ages — do mothers began to need the help of other adults.”last_img read more