Pilgrimage cancelled

first_imgWhatsApp TAGSfeaturedlimerick diocese Lourdes pilgrimageMusic Limerick Advertisement Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Twitter Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Previous articleSpirit of LimerickNext articleThat’s Limerick showcases city and county’s highlights John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Printcenter_img NewsPilgrimage cancelledBy John Keogh – June 19, 2013 823 #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Email Linkedin No vaccines in Limerick yet RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR THE 2013 Limerick Diocese Lourdes Pilgrimage, scheduled to depart from Shannon Airport on Friday, June 21 and return on Wednesday, June 26 has been cancelled due to flooding in the Lourdes area.Canon Donal McNamara, director of the Limerick Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage, said the area has been “absolutely devastated by flooding” and the hotel the pilgrims were booked into is without electricity.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Pilgrims will be given a full refund of monies they have already committed to the pilgrimage.Bishop Leahy will also celebrate 5.30pm mass at St. Joseph’s Church on Sunday for the intentions of all the pilgrims. #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boylast_img read more

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ISPCA offers advice for pet care during COVID-19

first_imgNewsHealthLifestylePetsISPCA offers advice for pet care during COVID-19By Cian Reinhardt – March 23, 2020 318 Previous articleBishop of Limerick, Brendan Leahy says ‘We must prepare for what’s coming’Next articleCommunities doing something special – St. Munchin’s Community Centre Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Dog photo created by freepik – www.freepik.comTHE ISPCA is reassuring pet owners there is no evidence that pets such as dogs and cats can catch or spread COVID-19 (coronavirus).This view is echoed by the HSE, World Organisation for Animal Health, and the World Small Animal Veterinary Association who believe the coronavirus cannot be transmitted from human to animal or vice versa.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up However, if your pet is touched by someone with the coronavirus then there is the potential that it can be spread, should someone else come into contact with your pet. But the ISPCA say this risk is low as transmission needs prolonged contact or exposure.ISPCA Public Relations Manager, Carmel Murray says the group are asking people “not to worry about their pets”.“It is important to interact with your pets as normal and to wash your hands regularly after contact with any animal,” said Ms Murray, “It is also practical to make plans just in case you are ill, so that if needed, there is someone such as a family member or a friend who can help care for your pets short or long term”.Carmel noted even during these uncertain times the work of the ISPCA does not stop, and dedicated staff still provide a high level of care to the “hundreds of animals in our centres”.“Sadly, we expect to lose many of our vital donations which is a huge worry,” she said, “We are in this together and we’ll do everything we can to continue rescuing and caring for Ireland’s most cruelly treated animals.“As a charity, we rely on the generosity of kind supporters to enable us to continue our vital work and we do need your continued support more than ever”.ISPCA Tips and Advice for caring for your pets during this time:When out walking your dog, you should ensure they are kept on a short lead and under control at all times.Restrict contact with other people and animals and adhere to social distancing guidelines.Continue to exercise and play with your pets to alleviate stress in the confines of your garden.There is also plenty of ways to keep your pets entertained such as putting their favourite treats in a Kong pet toy or by using food puzzle toys or by play fetch or tug-of-war with their favourite toy.This is a good time to teach your pets some new tricks. We would love to see your cute animal photos or videos.Avoid sharing your food or being kissed or licked by your pet and always wash your hands.It’s important to you have sufficient pet food, prescribed medication or other essentials such as cat litter during self-isolation.Plan ahead in the event you need help caring for your pets short or long term.As the COVID-19 crisis continues, ISPCA centres are temporarily closed to the public as a precautionary measure.  It is important we continue with good hygiene measures and follow advice. Stay safe and stay home.For more information about the ISPCA, please visit www.ispca.ie. Mass COVID testing to take place at University of Limerick following fresh outbreak of virus among student population RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp Covid antibody testing opens to public at Shannon Airport Advertisement Emailcenter_img Facebook Institute of Public Health addresses loneliness as a challenge to national health in light of Covid-19 restrictions Linkedin Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region Print TAGSCoronavirusCovid 19Limerick City and CountyNews ‘Everything tells us we are moving forward’last_img read more

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USI Board of Trustees Approves New Degree In Statistics, Reviews Campus Master Plan

first_imgAt its regular meeting on Thursday, March 1, the University of Southern Indiana Board of Trustees approved a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Statistics degree program to be offered through the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education. The proposed degree program moves next to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education for approval.The proposed program will support the Pott College’s commitment to prepare individuals with rigorous and diverse experiences, both within the program and across the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Students pursuing degrees in mathematics, computer science, social science, or other programs may complement their degrees with coursework or a second major in statistics.The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates statisticians will be the ninth fastest growing occupation in the 10-year period from 2014 to 2024 with an estimated growth rate of 34 percent. Similarly, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development’s Occupational Demand Report estimates that there will be a 39 percent increase in the need for statisticians in Indiana across the same period. This ranks as the fourth largest change in the state, and the third largest change among occupations requiring a college degree.In other business, the USI Board of Trustees heard a report on the new 10-year campus master plan from SmithGroupJJR, the lead consultants on the planning team. The plan, a result of a 12-month process beginning in January 2017, ensures that near-term physical projects align with long-term goals and strategic plans.The board also approved retirements, including those of Dr. Linda L. M. Bennett, president, and Cindy Brinker, vice president for Government and University Relations. The conferral of degrees was approved for the spring 2018 Commencement Exercises on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Major Blow to Shining Path: Two Top Leaders Killed in Peru

first_img The three Shining Path members were killed during a confrontation that took place in Llochegua, Ayacucho region. Two top military leaders of Shining Path were killed by the Peruvian Army during confrontations in the jungles of Peru on August 11, signifying a blow that destroys the leadership of this guerrilla group, President Ollanta Humala said. By Dialogo August 13, 2013 Drug trafficking gangs operate with the remnants of the Shining Path in that location, and use the area as a shelter after its founder Abimael Guzmán was captured in 1992 and sentenced to life in prison, which signified the disruption and defeat of the Shining Path in the mid 1990s. The Peruvian president also reported a third neutralized guerrilla: ‘Comrade Alfonso’, right-hand man of Alipio. This blow joins others suffered by the group in the past months. In February 2012, the Army captured Florindo Flores Hala, aka ‘Comrade Artemio’, Shining Path’s leader in the Alto Huallaga valley, in the country’s northwestern jungle area, who was sentenced to life imprisonment in June. “We believe that this operation has destroyed Shining Path’s leadership,” Humala added, explaining that according to intelligence they are identified as Alejandro Borda Casafranca, aka ‘Comrade Alipio’, and Marco Antonio Quispe Palomino, aka ‘Comrade Gabriel’, although DNA tests will be conducted to confirm these findings. ‘Comrade Gabriel’ is the youngest brother of Víctor Quispe Palomino, currently top leader of Shining Path in the Apurímac, Ene and Mantaro Rivers valley (VRAEM), a large jungle area covering the southeast and central jungles of the country, the main area of coca leaf cultivation used to produce cocaine. last_img read more

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Investors to lose thousands in legislative tax amendment that’s gone “too far”

first_imgA high-profile tax depreciation expert said amendments to tax law would result in property investors losing thousands of dollars.BMT Tax Depreciation CEO, Bradley Beer, claims small investors will lose thousands of dollars if an amendment introduced to federal Parliament this week becomes law.Treasury Laws Amendment (Housing Tax Integrity) Bill 2017 goes too far in its attempts to address integrity issues, according to Mr Beer.“These changes are attacking ‘mum and dad’ investors — police, teachers, nurses — that are the bulk of residential property investors (and) who are trying to provide for themselves in retirement,” Mr Beer said.Mr Beer said the changes will cost an average investor $4,236 in tax deductions in the first year, which equates to an after-tax loss of $47 per week, or $2444 for the year.“You can’t just up your rent by $47 per week, or your property will be vacant,” he said.Mr Beer said the changes deny tax deductions for the decline in value of second-hand assets found within residential investment properties.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour ago“Anyone who has entered into a contract to purchase a property that’s second hand from budget night no longer gets to claim deductions on their plant and equipment (P & E) regardless of the age,” he said.Mr Beer said items such as stoves, hot water services, air conditioning and carpets would no longer be depreciable, even if they were less than 12-months old.“There’s 167 different potential items of P & E in a residential property and most investments have at least 10 to 20,” he said.Mr Beer said the amendment was supposed to take care of a legitimate issue around owners overvaluing their P & E assets when claiming deductions, but the new laws are an overreach.“What they have done goes much further than addressing this integrity issue by making a transaction between two parties extinguish the remaining effective life of a previously depreciable item,” Mr Beer said.“In my opinion, it goes well beyond the basis of what should happen,” he said.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair or Facebook on Kieran Clair — journolast_img read more

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Prostitution ban splits select committee

first_imgNZ Herald 14 Feb 2013A parliamentary committee is still wrangling over whether the Government should ban prostitution from Auckland’s troublespots. The committee will hear submissions on the bill today, more than two years after it was introduced by former Labour MP George Hawkins. There has been interest in the law change because other cities, in particular Christchurch, were keen to have similar powers to ban prostitution near schools, family homes or sports facilities. The bill has been slow to progress because it was expanded to cover Auckland, instead of just Manukau, when the Super City was created. And there is still disagreement within the select committee on whether the problem could be dealt with by the Auckland Council instead of through costly and complex legislation. Labour MP for Manukau East Ross Robertson, the bill’s sponsor, said the council wanted to target three specific areas where the sex industry clashed with community activity. These spots were in Otahuhu, Manurewa, and at Hunters Corner in Papatoetoe.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10865312last_img read more

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Protest voting espouses a defeatist political mindset

first_imgAfter months and months of hearing this or that on both sides of the campaign, election day is finally upon us — for better or for worse. And it is our duty to vote.This country was founded as a democratic republic so that the citizens could have a say in their nation’s actions and leaders. Yet many are stating their disapproval of the system in a much more public way,  through a harmful tactic known as protest voting. Protest voting occurs when voters consciously decide to vote outside of traditional party lines. This means that instead of voting for either Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton or Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in this election, voters take a third stance by voting outside of major party lines. Many of these protest ballots are a result of dissatisfaction with party politics, especially if voters feel like they have been wronged by America’s political system. This often substantiates the existence of third-party candidates. Prominent third-party candidates in this election are Libertarian candidate Gov. Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Both of these politicians have garnered considerable clout in this election because of the polarizing nature of the major party candidates are.  Despite their increasing popularity, third-party candidates (or blank ballots) do not help our country in any way. Protest voting is harmful to the democratic process in a number of ways. Its most obvious impact is that it takes away votes from the major party candidates. While those who vote third-party are aiming to reduce the number of votes for one of the candidates, they also throw away their support for the other candidate. One of the most famous examples of the effect of third-party voting is Ralph Nader’s role in the 2000 presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore. Though Nader won maybe 3 percent of the popular vote, he was the deciding factor in the close competition. Another classic example of the third party failing is the 1992 election, where President George H.W. Bush was running for a second term against Democratic candidate Bill Clinton and Independent candidate Ross Perot. Though Perot was reportedly leading in many states, he did not get a single electoral vote. This is because he was merely a distraction; his votes were so spread out across the United States that he took away from the votes for either Bush or Clinton without earning himself a true stake in the race. This is likely what will happen with the third-party candidates in the 2016 presidential election, especially because there are multiple. The Washington Post says it best: “By withholding a vote from whoever [voters] perceive as the lesser of two evils,” they are practically voting for the candidate they are trying to avoid. Moreover, the United States is not set up to support third-party candidates. The electoral system guarantees this in its winner-takes-all philosophy. Most of the states are drawn this way, and after everyone votes, the candidate with the most votes gets all of the electoral votes. Third-party candidates will never achieve this. They cannot accumulate the minimum number of votes to ensure an electoral win. Many of the candidates and parties are unqualified, and no one has ever won a presidential election outside of the Democrats and Republicans. For example, the Green Party, the party Stein is representing, has never had a single representative in Congress, meaning it has never won an election. Former President Theodore Roosevelt ran for the position again as an outsider, against the man he chose to succeed him, and his campaign under the Progressive Party drove him to second place — ultimately losing the election. This is the closest America has ever come to nominating a third-party president, and he only got that far because he had already served as commander-in-chief before as a major party candidate.Protest voting ends up doing more harm than good. By not voting completely for a major party, the voter trying to protest the system or the candidates creates a system where votes count for more than they should — directly going against what our founding fathers created with an electoral system. Voting for a major party candidate will, in fact, create a more cohesive election and, with any luck, a more cohesive race in four years.Shweta Tatkar is a junior majoring in global health. “Point/Counterpoint” runs  Wednesdays.last_img read more

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