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Samaritans looking for Limerick volunteers

first_imgLimerick on Covid watch list SAMARITANS Ireland are encouraging people to get involved with the charity in Limerick to give something back to local community and make a difference to people’s lives.Samaritans are best known for the vital support given to callers on its 24-hour telephone service, but volunteers are also on hand to offer support by SMS, email and face-to-face in communities, outreach events and in prisons.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Regional Director for Samaritans Ireland, Cindy O’Shea is now urging people to consider becoming a Samaritans volunteer.“As Samaritans volunteers, we offer round-the-clock emotional support to anyone who is struggling to cope with whatever life has thrown at them,” Cindy explained.“Even on Christmas Day we answered almost 1,000 calls, spending more than 150 hours on the phone. Our busiest hour was between 10pm to 11pm when volunteers answered a call every 45 seconds.”Established in Ireland in 1962, Samaritans is based in 21 towns across the country with over 1,800 active volunteers on call 24-hours a day, seven days a week. And as we enter another new year, The Samaritans are calling on people to consider making a difference to someone’s life by volunteering with the support service.“As well as supporting people emotionally, there are a wide range of roles which ensure the running of the service 24/7, from administrative support to fundraising,” Miss O’Shea concluded.To find out more about becoming a volunteer with the Samaritans in Limerick contact your local branch on 0857101572 or fill in an application form on www.samaritans.ie/volunteer. Advertisement WhatsApp Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Email Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Facebook TAGSCommunityNewssocietyvolunteer Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year center_img Previous articleStrong Fine Gael team in Cappamore/KilmallockNext articleNursing homes group want to relieve hospital overcrowding Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsCommunitySocietySamaritans looking for Limerick volunteersBy Alan Jacques – January 22, 2019 1117 Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Print Twitterlast_img read more

Deep connection: Virus takes India’s spiritual retreats online

first_imgAt a remote hillside retreat in northern India, Tibetan Buddhist nun Tenzin Drolma usually holds intimate, face-to-face classes — but since the coronavirus pandemic forced them online, her lessons have been packed with people seeking inner peace under lockdown.Drolma had expected around 100 students to join her free video course, the usual size of drop-in sessions at the meditation center that is closed because of the pandemic.So she was surprised when more than 1,000 people from 57 countries signed up, a fifth of whom had no experience with Buddhism. Topics : Calm in anxious timesReligious rituals are being performed behind closed doors worldwide, with mosques, churches and other spiritual sites closed and the Pope even live-streaming his Easter blessing.Along the sacred River Ganges, as a light breeze blows and birds fly past in the background, instructors from Parmarth Niketan ashram lead yogis around the world in sun salutations and other postures.The center in Rishikesh, a city in the Himalayan foothills renowned as the world center of yoga, is also closed and is holding live sessions online.Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, who lives at the ashram, is hopeful its spiritual practices will help people feel “grounded”.”We realized that we need to give as much as we can to our global community to keep them healthy physically, stress-free, anxiety-free,” Saraswati, a Californian who settled in Rishikesh 25 years ago, told AFP from the ashram.Despite the severe economic threat of India’s lockdown, both Parmarth Niketan and Tushita are confident they can weather the financial storm, while providing spiritual guidance to their followers old and new.For Indian actor Akkshay Dogra, who has attended a retreat at Tushita, taking part in the classes from his home in Mumbai has compelled him to immediately apply the teachings.”Whatever I am learning, I am living it right now… these skills are given to you and then you go out and deal with the world,” he said.”I really hope they are able to do this course online for as long as they can… It’s a great service to humanity.” The Chicago-born teacher told AFP she tries to set up her laptop in the prayer hall at Tushita Meditation Centre to be as similar as possible to a real-life lesson.”I think that makes it as real as when I have actual people there,” she said from the retreat in Dharamsala, the home of the exiled Dalai Lama.India, the world’s second-most populous nation with 1.3 billion people, is under a nationwide lockdown until at least May 3 to combat the spread of the COVID-19.Some 6,000 kilometers away in Norfolk in eastern England — also under lockdown — one student is sitting on the floor with her eyes closed. “It really helps me to sort of get out of my own head a little bit,” said Emma Roache, who calls herself a transformational coach.”Just to find that peace and breathe and know that I’m not alone,” said Roache, who had to cancel a trip to India in March after the pandemic hit.last_img read more

Shut out of 1,500 gold, Davis sets eyes on Russia

first_img“I have to accept it, but I still want to be able to win that race,” Davis said Saturday as his Olympics ended when he settled for silver. “That has been my favorite race since I was a junior, since as far along as I can remember me skating. I always wanted to win that medal.”Mark Tuitert of the Netherlands got it this time, posting a time the world-record holder couldn’t beat.Davis ended his Olympics with the same result as the 2006 Turin Games—a gold in the 1,000, a silver in the 1,500.“I am sure it is going to keep me in the sport,” said the 27-year-old Chicago native, who in Italy became the first African-American athlete to win individual gold at the Winter Games. “It is not a bad thing I love skating.”If Davis had won the 1,500, he would have definitely taken a long break and might have even considered retirement.Now, it’s back to work.“I think I would have felt like I was very complete or very close to being complete,” he said. “I don’t know if I would have quit or not. I love the sport so much, I love the opportunity to compete so much. Personally I don’t think I would have quit if I would have won the race, but maybe I like to think that a little bit because I would have been complete.”Davis came around the final turn with his mouth open and arms swinging, trying desperately to make up the gap on Tuitert. He finished more than a half-second behind.“I just couldn’t man up and do it,” Davis said.Tuitert went in the third pair from the end and put up a time of 1 minute, 45.57 seconds. After a brief celebration, he watched nervously from the infield with Hedrick skating next and Davis capping it off in the final group, both knowing how fast they had to go for gold.Davis, who set the world record of 1:41.04 in December in the thin air of Salt Lake City, knew he wouldn’t be able to go nearly that fast at the sea-level conditions of suburban Vancouver. He was only 18-hundredths behind Tuitert with two laps to go, but just couldn’t make up the gap.“I struggled the whole race,” said Davis, whose finished in 1:46.10. “I could not build enough speed.”Davis scratched his head, looking unsure about what happened. Still, he’s become only the fourth male skater in U.S. history to earn two Olympic golds in long-track speedskating, and he’s counting on at least one more Olympics to add to his total.After collecting himself, Davis seemed a little more satisfied with his performance, smiling as he coasted around the track, waving to the crowd.“He is the king of the hill,” Davis said. “He won the king’s race and he has the title of king now. I wish I could have had the title.”Saying again that he has no intention of skating the team pursuit, Davis’ Olympics are over. GOLD AND SILVER—Gold medalist USA’s Shani Davis skates during the men’s 1000 meters race at the Richmond Olympic Oval at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Feb. 17. by Paul NewberryAssociated Press Writer RICHMOND, British Columbia (AP)—If there was any doubt about Shani Davis returning for another Olympics, all it took was another surprise in the 1,500 meters to get him setting his schedule for the next four years.Denied once again, Davis immediately turned his attention to the 2014 Games in Russia.last_img read more

Cricketers and Indian athletes mourn the passing of Sushant Singh Rajput

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFP/AP/InstagramAdvertisement 5qj6NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsbsv47Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eey4z1s( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9f85vWould you ever consider trying this?😱pCan your students do this? 🌚80dfRoller skating! Powered by Firework Sushant Singh Rajput, the revered Bollywood actor and famed for his acclaimed for his portrayal of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the biopic ‘M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story’, committed suicide at his home in Mumbai today. While the nation mourns the tragic passing of such a talented actor, cricketers and other sportspersons of the country take to social media to grieve for the 34 year old actor.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFP/AP/InstagramA celebrated actor in the Indian cricket fandom for his role as Dhoni, along with numerous other films such as ‘Kai Po Che (his debut), Detective Byomkesh Bakshy, Kedarnath, Chhichhore etc, that were commended by the cinema frenzy citizens of the country, Rajput was discovered hanging at his residence in Bandra in the early hours of Sunday.From the current and former stars of the Indian cricket team, to many other athletes of the country have taken to Twitter to pay their respects to Rajput.Advertisement This is distressing, can’t come to terms that this has happened. Really disturbing. Brilliant actor RIP brother. pic.twitter.com/eGImqT7SNN— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) June 14, 2020Am speechless and still can’t believe this news. #SushantSingh Don’t know why 2020 is so horrible. So cruel to lose such a talented actor #sushant so early. RIP.— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) June 14, 2020Deeply saddened to hear the sudden demise of #SushantSinghRajput. Rest in peace! 🙏 My condolences to his family and loved ones! 🙏— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) June 14, 2020This is unbelievable! Saddened to hear this news. Such a talented and loved actor. I personally loved his acting in MS Dhoni film. May his soul rest in peace and condolences to his loved ones! 🙏💔#SushantSinghRajput pic.twitter.com/CEaYEZak6F— VINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) June 14, 2020Totally shaken & shocked to hear the news of #SushantSinghRajput passing away. Can’t imagine what someone must be going through 💔 #RIP pic.twitter.com/uwTNBPZLM8— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) June 14, 2020Omg no no no!!!— Ashwin (During Covid 19)🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) June 14, 2020Gone too soon! #SushantSinghRajput. Strength to the family and friends. #year2020 why? pic.twitter.com/IV6syNWtTa— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) June 14, 2020Shocking! Rest in Peace #SushantSinghRajput.. condolences to his loved ones.. gutted by this news.— Krunal Pandya (@krunalpandya24) June 14, 2020So shocked and absolutely gutted to hear this. Sincere condolences and prayers to the family of #SushantSinghRajput. Rest in peace. 💔— Washington Sundar (@Sundarwashi5) June 14, 2020Can’t believe this is true . Someone as talented and young and successful !! Deepest condolences to his family . This loss is completely [email protected] @PTI_News @vijaylokapally pic.twitter.com/wH5H3PyMG1— Madan Lal (@MadanLal1983) June 14, 2020Tragic news about Sushant Singh Rajput . Om Shanti 🙏🏽 #RIP #SushantSinghRajput pic.twitter.com/5pCdZwbvDs— Bajrang Punia 🇮🇳 (@BajrangPunia) June 14, 2020If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-When England players tried to sledge Virat Kohli about his love life!Javelin thrower Davinder Singh Kang could be banned for life over doping charges! Advertisementlast_img read more

SA’s skills initiative ‘on track’

first_img13 November 2007South Africa’s partnership with the private sector has seen thousands of unemployed graduates undergoing training programmes at various multi-national corporations both locally and abroad, says Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.Addressing the media following the three-day meeting between the International Investment Council (IIC) and President Thabo Mbeki as well as several government ministers at Fancourt in George on Sunday, Mlambo-Ngcuka said the government’s Joint Initiative on Priority Skills Acquisition (Jipsa) programme had broken new ground for lot of people.The IIC advises Mbeki on economic policy and consists of the leaders of some of the world’s largest businesses. Jipsa forms part of the Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative for South Africa (Asgi-SA), which seeks to halve unemployment and poverty in the country by 2014.Training programmes abroadAs part of Jipsa, a number of South African students are currently in training programmes abroad to acquire skills in information communication technology (ICT), telecommunications, engineering, finance, science and technology and other various disciplines.“We have lots of people placed in various companies in South Africa and abroad,” she said. “In Paris, lots of local women have opened a new world for themselves in the field of engineering.”Mlambo-Ngcuka added that the government’s training agreements with local companies like Woolworths, Shoprite and Standard Bank had also seen a considerable number of unskilled and unemployed graduated undergoing skills development programmes.A Jipsa video given to members of the media shows that a number of multi-national and local companies have absorbed South African unemployed graduates and offered them with training programmes relevant to their chosen carees.“Jipsa has identified work-ready but unskilled students who had not been exposed to the cutting edge developments in the industries,” Mlambo-Ngcuka says in the video.Economic performanceThe Presidency said IIC members had expressed their satisfaction with the performance of the South African economy, as well as continued improvement in the country’s regulatory environment and infrastructure development.“They noted that the skills challenge is a worldwide phenomenon, especially [technical skills such as engineering]. This required concerted long-term remedial policy measures to attain a sustainable growth trajectory,” the Presidency said in a statement. “It is in this context that council members reiterated their support for Asgi-SA and Jipsa.”The IIC also noted the impact of the international sub-prime financial crisis on the South African financial sector and economy, the impact of strong economic growth in Asia, the Middle East, Russia, Africa and Latin America, and the constant pressure in infrastructure, capital goods and intermediate goods.In this regard, government officials were told of the importance of marketing lead economic sectors to attract investment, and to ensure that South African embassies and High Commissions around the world were integral in conducting economic diplomacy.“This is an urgent task since investors throughout the world are in constant search for investment opportunities.”SAinfo reporter and BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Man Utd vs Barcelona: Legends match

first_imgManchester United Man Utd Legends vs Barcelona Legends: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, squads & match preview Oli Platt 00:50 9/2/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Ruud van Nistelrooy Manchester United Getty Images Manchester United Barcelona Premier League Primera División The likes of Ruud van Nistelrooy and Edgar Davids will feature in the second leg of the charity tie between the two clubs on Saturday A team of Manchester United legends will take on their Barcelona counterparts in the second leg of a charity tie between the two clubs on Saturday.Karel Poborsky, Jesper Blomqvist and Dwight Yorke scored at Camp Nou to give United a 3-1 lead in front of 50,000 fans.They will now host Barca at Old Trafford as they raise funds for the Manchester United Foundation, which supports a number of charitable initatives locally. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Game Manchester United vs Barcelona Date Saturday, September 2 Time 15:00 BST / 10:00 ET TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM Park Ji-Sung Manchester UnitedIn the UK, the match will be available to watch live on television on MUTV. It can also be streamed online worldwide on MUTV.com. UK TV channel Online stream MUTV MUTV.com SQUADS & TEAM NEWS Position Man Utd players Goalkeepers Van der Sar, Van der Gouw Defenders Brown, Irwin, Johnsen, Silvestre Midfielders Beardsmore, Blomqvist, Djordjic, Park, Poborsky, Robson, Thornley Forwards Cole, Dublin, Saha, Van Nistelrooy, Webber, Yorke Ruud van Nistelrooy, Bryan Robson and Andy Cole are among the biggest names set to turn out for the Red Devils.Former United captain Robson will also serve as the manager after Andy Ritchie took charge of the first leg, with Cole acting as his assistant.Potential starting XI: Van der Sar; Brown, Johnsen, Irwin; Poborsky, Robson, Park, Blomqvist; Yorke, Van Nistelrooy, Saha. Position Barcelona players Goalkeepers Angoy Defenders Abidal, Dehu, Aloisio, Juan Carlos, Sanchez Jara, Sergi, Belletti Midfielders Garcia, Guzman, Mendieta, Goikoetxea, Moreno, Simao, Jofre, Edmilson, Davids Forwards Kluivert Albert Ferrer will coach Barcelona after Jose Mari Bakero took the first leg.Barca had the likes of Ronaldinho and Rivaldo representing them in the first leg but the Manchester clash will see them line up with fewer big names, though Edgar Davids, Eric Abidal and Patrick Kluivert will all play.Potential starting XI: Angoy; Belletti, Aloisio, Dehu, Abidal; Mendieta, Edmilson, Davids; Garcia, Kluivert, Simao.TICKETSPatrick Kluivert BarcelonaTickets are still available and can be bought as late as matchday from United’s official ticketing website.Prices range between £20 and £30 for adults, while under-16s cost £5. At the time of writing, tickets were only being sold in the lower tier of the stadium.All proceeds will be put into the Manchester United Foundation.WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING?Edwin van der Sar Manchester UnitedThere will be plenty of pre-match entertainment on offer at Old Trafford before a ball is kicked on Saturday.Family activities such as face painting and football coaching will begin from 10:30 outside the stadium, and after the gates have opened The Vamps will perform an hour before kick-off (14:00) as part of an opening ceremony.There will also be a minute’s silence and black armbands worn by the players to commemorate the recent terror attacks suffered by both cities.last_img read more

7 days agoRatcliffe: How I can sign Barcelona star Messi for Nice

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Ratcliffe: How I can sign Barcelona star Messi for Niceby Carlos Volcano7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEnglish billionaire Jim Ratcliffe says he wants to sign Lionel Messi for Nice.With tongue in cheek, Ratcliffe says it would be a dream come true to sign the Barcelona star – no matter his age.He told L’Equipe: “The player I would like to see in Nice? For me, the best player in the world is Lionel Messi. “If I can buy him? Maybe when he turns 45, but he will continue to score! “Bobby Charlton retired at age 47. Oh no, it was Stanley Matthews … He always said that his biggest regret was to have stopped too early!” last_img read more

Students ask drivers to slow down in school zones

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With school now back in session, students are asking drivers to slow down when driving in school zones.As part of Spring Break activities, Fort St. John RCMP frontline officer Constable Cory Dumont, in partnership with the Pomeroy Sports Centre Spring Break Camp, worked with students to have them create various posters encouraging the public to slow down and obey all stop signs in school zones for the safety of all students.RCMP are reminding drivers that the fines for speeding are higher in school zones in efforts to deter speeders from putting the lives of children, parents, and other motorists at risk. When a driver is exceeding the regular speed limit by less than 21 km a violation ticket can be issued for $138 but in a school zone that fine is $196.When a driver is exceeding the regular speed limit by 21 to 40 km/h a violation ticket can be issued for $196 but in a school zone, it is $253.Traffic fines for Failing to Yield to a Pedestrian can be issued for $167.Constable Dumont and the students of Fort St. John wants to remind drivers to take extra care when getting back into the school routine to ensure that everyone makes it to their destinations safely.last_img read more

No eway bill if GST returns not filed for 2 months

first_imgNew Delhi: Non-filers of GST returns for two straight months will be barred from generating e-way bills for transporting goods effective June 21, the finance ministry said. Businesses under GST composition scheme, however, will be barred from generating e-way bill if they fail to file tax returns for two consecutive filing periods, which is six months. The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has notified June 21, 2019, as the day from which any “consignor, consignee, transporter, e-commerce operator or courier agency” would be barred from generating electronic way or e-way bill for failure to file tax returns for the stipulated time period as mentioned in the GST rules. As per rules, a composition scheme taxpayer who has not furnished the returns for two consecutive tax periods and a regular taxpayer who has not filed returns for a consecutive period of two months would be restricted from generating e-way bill.last_img read more