WhatsApp Twitter NewsCommunityLocal NewsThirty new jobs at Caherconlish nursing homeBy Rose Rushe – October 24, 2013 2015 Advertisement Story by Alan Jacques – [email protected] Michael’s Nursing Home in Caherconlish celebrated its first birthday with the announcement of plans to open a further 23 bedrooms with the creation of 30 new jobs before Christmas.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Director of Nursing, Sandra Farrell, told Limerick Post that the extension to St. Michael’s would comprise of two double and 19 single en-suite rooms.“There will be at least 30 new jobs created for nurses, healthcare assistants, catering and housekeeping. These will be created over a three month period.“Currently, most staff are employed from the local area at least within a ten mile radius. The Home has given a boost to the local economy in Caherconlish. St Michael’s try to locate and order all their products from the area to give back to the community and county,” she added.The state-of-the-art nursing home is a purpose built, functionally designed building with 45 single and six double en suite rooms. There are currently 50 highly skilled staff, delivering a wide variety of services including 24-hour nursing care, physiotherapy, holistic therapy, GP services, speech therapy, chiropody, hairdressing and religious and pastoral care.Co-owner of the nursing home, Davveen Heyworth thanked all staff for their hard work and commitment over the past year and thanked all the residents and their families for their support and kindness. Print Facebook Email Linkedin Previous articleBeyond the Brooklyn SkyNext articleConcern for Limerick’s separated parents Rose Rushehttp://www.limerickpost.ieCommercial Features and Arts Editor at Limerick Post
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Life Events and Higher Rents Influence Decision to Buy Tagged with: Homebuyers Redfin Rental Housing in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Homebuyers Redfin Rental Housing 2016-02-26 Brian Honea The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / Life Events and Higher Rents Influence Decision to Buy Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: Economic Outlook Remains the Same Despite Slow GDP Growth Next: The Week Ahead: Will Steady Gains for the Labor Market Resume? The single-family rental market has seen an unprecedented boom in popularity in the last two years for a number of factors, one being the lack of available housing inventory for sale. The result of the boom has been an increase in rents, and this increase is influencing renters to become homebuyers, according to a survey from Redfin.For Q1 2016, 25 percent out of the 750 homebuyers surveyed said that the rising cost of renting was their main motivation for purchasing a home, while 29 percent said that life events such as marriage or the birth of children were the biggest influencer in their decision to buy.Inventory, or the amount of homes to choose from when buying, is an issue for 20 percent of respondents, up from 16 percent in the fourth quarter, according to Redfin. Many economists have cited low inventory levels as a major concern heading into the spring homebuying season. Earlier in February, the National Association of Realtors reported that even with an over-the-month increase of 3.4 percent up to 1.82 million existing homes for sale as of the end of January 2016, housing inventory was 2.2 percent lower than January 2015’s total of 1.86 million.NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun stated that “current supply levels aren’t even close to what’s needed to accommodate the subsequent growth in housing demand,” while Realtor.com Chief Economist said that “This January reading is the lowest January measure of supply since January 2005. We’ve now seen 41 straight months of tight supply. In conditions of tight supply, home values have strong support, but potential buyers will continue to face challenges finding a home for sale that meets their needs.”Additionally, 16 percent of those surveyed by Redfin said they were concerned about competition from other buyers, which is an increase of 1 percentage point from last year.The Redfin survey showed that 53 percent of buyers anticipated that home prices would increase soon, while only 48 percent of respondents said the same in the previous survey. Of those indicating that prices would rise, 13 percent said that they would increase significantly, compared to 10 percent previously. The most recent NAR report showed that the median existing-home sales price was $213,800 in January 2016 for all housing types (single-family homes, town homes, condominiums and co-ops) and is up 8.2 percent from the previous January’s median price of $197,600. January 2016 marked the largest price gain in nine months (8.5 percent in April 2015) and the 47th straight month of year-over-year home price appreciation.As bidding wars are concerned, 60 percent of buyers said they would remain disciplined, but would consider paying a little more. This number is up from 58 percent last quarter and 55 percent in August. On the other hand, 27 percent said they would step back to avoid overpaying, while 12 percent would compromise on a lower-priced or less-competitive home. Only 1 percent of those surveyed said they would be willing to pay more for a home to get it.Homebuyer sentiment remains positive, with 33 percent of those surveyed indicating that they are more inclined to buy compared to last year, up 1 percentage point from the last survey. Meanwhile, 31 percent of buyers felt an increased urgency to buy before prices or mortgage rates rose, down one percentage point compared to last quarter.
We carried on Monday a very sad, disturbing story about two decomposing Ebola bodies in Weala, Margibi County, that have had a traumatic effect on the town and its inhabitants. The deceased, members of the Tate family, had been dead for well over a week and all attempts to get Health workers there to remove the bodies have proved unsuccessful. This terrible episode has forced inhabitants of the neighborhood to flee the area, becoming displaced persons in their own town. Only last Tuesday, August 5—coincidentally the very day the Tates died—we published an editorial calling on government to return to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare its professional responsibility for burying the Ebola dead. We argued that caring for the dead is not a political function relegated to the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA), as suggested by Health Minister Walter Gwenigale, but rather a medical and scientific function that often involves a medical doctor, especially with specialization in pathology. And now here we are, with people dropping dead all over the place and the seeming total confusion and incapacity of government to handle their remains. In the Jos Hansen area of United Nations Drive down Waterside last weekend, another corpse was found and neighbors had to put it in a plastic bag and haul it by rope to be buried in a shallow grave. In Grand Cape Mount, too, an Ebola body was recently abandoned in a home, where they left an eight-child. The child also died.It is very sad that the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH) has rejected our argument that they, more than any other GOL agency, are responsible for dead bodies, most especially the highly contagious Ebola dead. On Tuesday morning, Liberia’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Bernice Dahn, told the Daily Observer that MOH “is no longer responsible for Ebola bodies, but the Ministry of Internal Affairs.” This means that MOH has failed to see that because they have surrendered their medical and scientific responsibility, leaving Ebola bodies to politicians, who have NO expertise in this business, bodies continue to lie unattended, causing greater spread of the epidemic.MOH does not see that the Ebola corpse crisis continues. On Tuesday we reported that some 45 bodies had been improperly buried, again in Johnsonville, and the stench has driven people from their neighborhoods. When contacted, of MIA officials issued the alarming statement that “Removal of dead bodies is not relevant!”Can Doctors Gwenigale and Bernice Dahn now see what we are talking about? The MIA is NOT the proper agency to handle this matter because that is not what they were trained to do.We call on the President immediately to return the responsibility for Ebola bodies to the MOH and give them the money, equipment and supplies to do this urgent job, lest the spread of the Ebola virus will continue.What happened in Weala and now again in Johnsonville should never be allowed to happen again, for such a situation is highly dangerous, and could further expose people in the surrounding areas to the virus.The MOH and its local and international partners should develop a comprehensive strategy to handle Ebola corpses. The MOH and partners should equip the handlers with full protective gear, with the chemicals they need to spray the remains, and with sufficient and well organized transportation to ferry the bodies to recognized burial sites and the crematorium. MOH should lease vehicles from Monrovia’s rental dealerships to carry out the task at hand. But we can understand if some rental agencies may be reluctant to get involved. GOL should then purchase of a fleet of minibuses specifically to be used as hearses for the Ebola dead.Another problem we at the Daily Observer have heard about is that the Ebola response hotlines are not functioning. We have heard countless complaints from people who say they have called these hotlines repeatedly and no one answers. We hope that the MOH can fix this other problem, too, by deploying and crash-training non-essential hospital staff to manage the hotlines. These operators should be strongly instructed to be helpful, clear and empathetic, realizing that they are dealing with people in distress. Non-English speakers should be connected to operators who speak their languages. This can be done and such a system can be well established and continue to everyone’s benefit even after Ebola.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Daniel O’Donnell said he is so proud that Ireland’s sense of community is greater than anywhere else in the world but appealed for people to look after our elderly.The singing sensation was speaking at the expansion of ALONE’s services in his native Donegal today.The charity, which helps support people to age at home by offering a range of services, has teamed up with Good Morning Donegal. The Good Morning Donegal service provides daily phonecalls to the elderly to ensure that are feeling okay and to provide some social company.Daniel’s own late mother Julia used the service and he said it is this kind of care which makes Ireland such a great place.“I think the important thing is that in years past there was a great awareness of the community and I think that’s still here.“I always think that Ireland has changed but there is still something here in Ireland that is not in many places. “We still have a great community spirit and if somebody is in trouble then people rally,” he said.Daniel said that it is not just rural Ireland which needs such services but in the larger cities such as Dublin also.“I think it is important is a smaller community and I think it is important in the biggest city too. Because having people doesn’t mean that you have people with you.“You can be living in a very built-up area and never see anyone so its important in the rural community but it is important in the city too.“This is not something just for a county like Donegal because I think that an awful lot of the time we think that if we’re in a built-up area then somebody is going to be there but that’s not always the case. “In a way in the rural community, you have more of a connection in the rural community. It is invaluable because people on their own might not see anyone but if they get that call then it really connects you,” he added.The singer added that there are a lot of issues which have led to isolation but paid tribute to the volunteers who help Ireland’s older community.“There’s a lot of issues that have caused this. But I think as long as there are organisations like this that have their finger on the pulse and you need your finger on the pulse to know how the blood is running,” he added.Sean Moynihan, CEO of ALONE, said they are delighted to be expanding their services to people in Donegal with more than 15,800 aged over 65 in the county and with 6,500 of those living alone. “He said “Our volunteers help to support older people by offering them a visit or a phonecall, having a chat and providing access to support. Often, they go on to make a friend for life.”Daniel pleads with Donegal public to look after the elderly in our community was last modified: July 10th, 2019 by StephenShare 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:alonecharitydaniel o’donnelldonegalmumphonecalls
Major innovations that should have required many millions of years of slow, gradual evolution keep turning up earlier than thought. But who thought?We coined a new word tontologism (look it up in the Darwin Dictionary) to account for a bad habit of Darwinians. They frequently say, when evidence goes against their previous beliefs, “we thought” – as if we includes the public. For instance, major innovations in evolution keep showing up “earlier than thought” in their terminology, as if everybody thought like Darwinians. Here are a few examples from recent biology and paleontology news to illustrate the Darwinians’ irresponsible attribution of blame, as well as the problems created by pushing evolution earlier than thought.Walking fish suggests locomotion control evolved much earlier than thought (Science Daily). This example from last month shows authors of a paper having to revise their “thought” (not the public’s thought) about when walking locomotion first appeared. Who is to blame? See quote from the 17 Feb 2018 entry, “The Evolution of the Darwin Fish” where Jeremy Dasen said, “It has generally been thought that the ability to walk is something that evolved as vertebrates transitioned from sea to land.” Generally? Did you think that? The truth is, only Darwinians think that way, but by using a passive voice verb, Dasen has swept you into his fallacy without your permission.Photosynthesis originated a billion years earlier than we thought, study shows (Astrobiology Magazine). At least this writer provides a subject, “we thought,” but it still leaves the subject unspecified. We might ask, “Who’s we, paleface”? To imagine a complex system like photosynthesis, composed of numerous finely-tuned parts, “originating” a billion years earlier, should be headline news with a title like, ‘Darwinian evolution found to be untenable.’ Instead, Dr. Tanai Cardona, lead author of the study that makes this outrageous claim, waltzes on to commit another tontologism: “My results mean that the process that sustains almost all life on earth today may have been doing so for a lot longer than we think.” Further down, the article supplies a subject, scientists (meaning evolutionary scientists). And yet the “earlier than thought” formula entails a much more serious problem for evolutionists: the replacement of Darwinian gradualism with abrupt appearance:Previously, scientists believed that anoxygenic evolved long before oxygenic photosynthesis, and that the earth’s atmosphere contained no oxygen until about 2.4 to 3 billion years ago. However, the new study suggests that the origin of oxygenic photosynthesis may have been as much as a billion years earlier, which means complex life would have been able to evolve earlier too.Cardona goes on to multiply the absurdities he must accept to believe that photosynthesis occurred a billion years earlier than “he” thought. We will point out implicit tontologies in brackets with [T]:One surprising finding [T; to whom?] was that the evolution of the photosystem was not linear. Photosystems are known [T] to evolve very slowly – they have done so since cyanobacteria appeared at least 2.4 billion years ago. But when Dr. Cardona used that slow rate of evolution to calculate the origin of photosynthesis, he came up with a date that was older than the earth itself. This means [T; to whom?] the photosystem must have evolved much faster at the beginning – something recent research suggests [T; to whom?] was due to the planet being hotter.“There is still a lot we don’t know [T] about why life is the way it is and how most biological process originated,” said Dr. Cardona. “Sometimes our [T] best educated guesses don’t even come close to representing what really happened so long ago.”Plants colonized the earth 100 million years earlier than previously thought (Astrobiology Magazine). Most of the time, NASA’s Astrobiology Magazine website is little more than an echo chamber for evolutionary articles written by others. Here they relay another tontologism, this time in a variant form, “than previously thought.” A hundred million years is a huge error for a previous thought. Reading carefully, one can find more hidden tontologies in the article:The timing of this episode has previously relied on [T] the oldest fossil plants which are about 420 million years old.New research, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, indicates [T] that these events actually occurred a hundred million years earlier, changing perceptions [T] of the evolution of the Earth’s biosphere.Whose perceptions need changing? Yours? Who previously relied on the timing? You? Did the data “indicate” to you an evolutionary speculation? If so, you are included in the fallacious thoughts. Should you accept responsibility for a group error you were not involved with? In its version of the story, “A new study just rewrote the history book on plants,” Fox News burps out a standard-form tontology almost by reflex:The arrival of plants on Earth changed the planet and its inhabitants in big ways, and a new study suggests they arrived far earlier than thought. [T] University of Bristol researchers now say that land plants evolved from pond scum about 500 million years ago—a whopping 100 million years earlier than the history books tell us….Baby Bird Skeleton Could Provide Insight into Ancient Bird Evolution (National Geographic). A less blatant form of tontologism is to specify a subject for “previously thought,” but make the subject more inclusive than it ought to be. For instance, this article about a small, flightless bird fossil appearing in the time of the dinosaurs, earlier than it should appear (127 million Darwin Years), makes this statement: “This shows that birds in the group Enantiornithes were more diverse than paleontologists have previously thought them to be.” The problem is that not all paleontologists are to blame. There are creation paleontologists with PhDs, like Marcus Ross and Kurt Wise, whose reputations should not be tarnished with the erroneous thought.Science Daily, though, doesn’t even include any subject in its passive-voice tontology: “the developmental strategies of this particular group of ancient avians may have been more diverse than previously thought.” In the Fox News coverage, evolutionary paleontologist Luis Chiappe lavishes in credulity at finding this case of abrupt appearance: “It is amazing to realize how many of the features we see among living birds had already been developed more than 100 million years ago.” He just imagined everyone to be as gullible as he is.There are three serious issues in these examples that Darwinians should not be allowed to escape from: (1) Tontology as a reckless bad habit in evolutionary writing; (2) Abrupt appearance as a major problem for Darwinians; and (3) Abuse of language to cover Darwinian gullibility, by which we mean habitual use of magic words that such-and-such a complex trait evolved, appeared, originated, arose, developed, arrived, happened or emerged. Lest that last important fault be forgotten, we coined another mnemonic for it in the Darwin Dictionary: the “poof spoof.”(Visited 630 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
A spacecraft just took off on a mission to the sun, but not to worry; it went at night.The Parker Space Probe is the first spacecraft to be named after a living person. Eugene Parker, discovered the solar wind in 1958. Now aged 91, the senior astrophysicist has been on hand for interviews with NASA prior to launch and was photographed beside the rocket. The successful launch took place Sunday evening, reported Fox News. In a separate article, Space.com explained why the probe needed to launch at night. The launch tried to minimize the craft’s exposure to the Van Allen radiation belts.The probe will fly right into the sun’s “glittering crown,” or corona, explains Phys.org. Despite our opening joke, it will fly toward the sun in broad daylight, shielded by a specially-made heat shield that will keep its instruments in the 80-degree range. Astrobiology Magazine explained why “it’s surprisingly hard to go to the sun.” Several passes by Venus will be required to get it to the target, which is not the surface of the sun, but a point just under 4 million miles where it can “taste” the corona. Even though the corona is millions of degrees hot, the gas is tenuous enough not to harm the spacecraft. Parker should also become the fastest-moving spacecraft ever, clocking in at 430,000 miles per hour, thanks to the sun’s gravity.Despite being the nearest star to earth, our sun still exhibits many phenomena that are poorly understood. Phys.org says,Our yellow dwarf star is, in many ways, a mystery. The outreaching corona is hundreds of times hotter than the sun’s actual surface, confounding scientists. In addition, physicists don’t know what’s driving the solar wind, the supersonic stream of charged particles constantly blasting away from the sun. By being right in the thick of it, Parker should provide some answers, shedding light not only on our star but the billions of others out there.The solar wind impacts earth, but is deflected by our magnetic shield which funnels the high-energy charged particles toward the poles, creating the northern and southern lights. In addition, the Van Allen belts trap some of the “killer electrons” before they could reach earth. Mars, lacking such protection, has seen much of its atmosphere stripped away.The solar wind also impacts the outer planets, stripping away Titan’s methane to the confusion of planetary scientists who wonder why any methane is left.The solar wind reminds us of the exquisite design of Spacecraft Earth. The Van Allen belts, discovered by Explorer 1 (managed by contributing CEH author Dr Henry Richter, also age 91), continue to fascinate geophysicists with their dynamic responses to the solar “shooting gallery” that endangers spacecraft and astronauts, but leaves earthlings on the surface oblivious to the threat.If we can’t even understand our own nearby star, how can scientists claim to know so much about the origin of the universe? There’s a lot of information we can tease out of spectra, but much of the overconfidence in scientific claims comes from bluffing, not understanding. Let’s understand the sun before making grandiose claims about things far, far beyond.Watch for a beautiful new film on the northern lights (aurora) to be posted soon by Illustra Media on TheJohn1010Project.com. (Visited 531 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
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About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton midfielder Romeu: We must bounce back against Portsmouthby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton midfielder Oriol Romeu says they must bounce back from defeat to Bournemouth.Two first-half goals left Saints with it all to do after the interval and despite James Ward-Prowse’s penalty in an improved second-half display, it was not enough and Callum Wilson sealed things in stoppage time.Attentions now turn to the south coast derby on Tuesday night at Portsmouth, something which Romeu is relishing.“We have a massive one now ahead and we’re all very excited about that game to get back to winning feelings and sensations and to start building something good again.“There has to be a reaction surely now. We want to prove that we’re not a team that loses and does nothing about it.“We know how important it is, we know how tough it will be also over there but we players like those matches and we’re ready for it.“We want to get that very important win for us, for the fans and also for the club.”