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Simon Shaw on Wasps’ move to the Ricoh Arena

first_imgClick here for YOUR views on  Wasps’ move to Coventry. “It will be a tough proposition to attract new supporters, too. Adams Park is often half empty, so what’s the big plan to fill a 30,000-seater stadium? The last thing you want is to play in front of a crowd of 5,000 in a ground that size.New school: James Haskell & Andy Goode at the Ricoh Arena“Saracens have moved around a fair bit, but their marketing team work incredibly hard to get those numbers. We used to chat on the back of the bus on the way to finals; we couldn’t get to grips with why 50,000 Wasps fans would turn up at Twickenham all of a sudden. Even if the move weighs up in the business sense, it won’t be a success unless they fill the stadium.”Players “There’s a sense of relief for the players. They all have mortgages and problems like any other man, and knowing they’re going to get their wage paid every month is a relief.“I’m not sure if my view is considered to be finished now, but my priority when deciding where to play was to be at a club that would help me to achieve my goals of winning England caps and trophies. The second thing I’d look at is the lifestyle, and whether I’d enjoy living there.Old guard: Shaw was part of England’s 2003 RWC-winning squad“Living in Coventry wouldn’t be my preference, but if guys are money driven the pound will go further there. They may want to go and watch west end shows instead!“But as an ex-player, I don’t like to think of Wasps as a midlands club. There will be no more London derbies against Quins and Saracens, you’ll get midlands derbies against Northampton and Leicester instead. Though we’ve been led to believe it was the club’s only choice, as a guy who played there for 14 years it doesn’t please me. It’s no longer the Wasps I used to know.” TAGS: Wasps Not Shaw: Wasps’ move to Coventry has saddened the former lock Wasps have announced a move to Coventry’s Ricoh Arena. We asked ex-Wasps and England lock Simon Shaw for his thoughts on the decision… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS All change “When I came back to Wasps from the World Cup (in 2011), I felt like I wasn’t at home any more. The entire coaching and playing staff had changed, but I felt like the new boy. That’s strange for a player who’s been there for 14 years, but the club had already changed. I thought, if I was going to be the new boy, I may as well do it somewhere else and have a new experience, so I left.“I’ve only been back to Adams Park a few times since, and the soul has been lost. The boxes were half empty, and the crowd was the worst I’d seen it. That could be because the club’s been in limbo for a few years. There’s been so much uncertainty, it’s been difficult for people to be cheery.”Wade runner: Wade was one of the only players Shaw knew post-RWC 2011Fans “I’m not saying the move to the Ricoh Arena shouldn’t happen, and I’m sure the decision was thought about long and hard, but my thoughts are with the fans completely. It’s the hard core supporters I feel most sorry for, the ones who have kept turning up whatever’s been happening behind the scenes. Whether it’s a 30-minute journey or an hour, the fact is the club has moved further away. It’s sentimental, but I can’t help feeling sad, and there are fans who have supported the club for longer than I played there who will feel the same.Disappointment: Wasps fans will have a longer journey see their heroes“People say Manchester United supporters travel for miles to watch them play, but the fact is the team is still in Manchester. If you live in Holland and you support a team in Manchester, that’s your choice.”Business “We used to sit around for hours as players and ask: ‘Why is it so difficult to find a new stadium?’ But I was just a naïve player, and we were never given the task of finding a new place. We relied on the people at the top. It’s frustrated me that some of the press have said this has been a two-year search. It hasn’t, it’s been going on forever and a day, ever since they sold our original ground, Sudbury.Old school: a Wasps v Quins derby at Sudbury. Pic: Offside“Only time will tell if the business will become a success, and if the Wasps brand lasts forever then who am I to say this is a bad move? But it changes the sport and the way clubs are perceived. It’s like the American model of franchising clubs and moving them to wherever you want.last_img read more

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Election Day Update: Apopka Polls May Extend Hours to 8:00 pm

first_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom TAGSBallotsElection DayExtension Previous articleElection Day Update: More issues at Orange County and Apopka polling placesNext articleElection Day Update: No extension! Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Election Day Update:From Linda Goff, The City Clerk of Apopka:“I have received notification from the Orange County Supervisor of Election’s office that they are awaiting pending approval by the Governor to extend voting an extra hour to 8:00 p.m. in precincts where municipal elections are taking place.”Because of the issues in several polling places this morning in which precincts ran out of ballots, The Orange County Supervisor of Elections has requested the one hour extension. This would include all 17 polling places in Apopka.Currently there has been 7989 votes cast in the Apopka elections, and 510,959 statewide.The Apopka Voice will update you if/when this extension takes place. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Football 2019: Blue Darters ranked #10 in Class 8A state poll,…

first_img The Anatomy of Fear TAGSApopka Blue DartersHigh School FootballWekiva Mustangs Previous articleOrganic food health benefits have been hard to assess, but that could changeNext articleDemings, Murphy, Soto Announce $3.25 Million in Anti-Terrorism Funding for Orlando Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Football is back!Yes high school football returns this weekend with both the Apopka Blue Darters and Wekiva Mustangs ranked in the top 10 of two state polls. The Blue Darters, coming off an 8-4 2018 campaign, are ranked #10 in the MaxPreps poll of Class 8A schools. They travel to Miami Saturday night to take on the Booker T. Washington Tornadoes in their pre-season kickoff classic. The Tornadoes, a Class 4A High School, finished 5-6 last season.The Wekiva Mustangs finished last season with an impressive 11-2 record, are ranked #7 in the Class 7A MaxPreps poll. They travel to Deland tonight to face the Deland Bulldogs in their preseason game. The Bulldogs finished 8-3 in 2018.In their regular season openers next week, both the Blue Darters and Mustangs remain on the road. Apopka travels to Orlando to take on the Jones Tigers, while Wekiva heads to Winter Park to face the Winter Park Wildcats.Stay with The Apopka Voice Facebook page for live updates during the regular season, and for results, analysis and summaries on the news site.Good luck Blue Darters and Mustangs. Let’s shoot for two state titles this season! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment!last_img read more

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Gardner 1050 / Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects

first_img “COPY” ArchDaily CopyApartments•West Hollywood, United States Gardner 1050 / Lorcan O’Herlihy ArchitectsSave this projectSaveGardner 1050 / Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects Gardner 1050 / Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/23336/gardner-1050-lorcan-o%25e2%2580%2599herlihy-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeLorcan O’Herlihy ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsWest HollywoodWoodHousingUnited StatesPublished on May 29, 2009Cite: “Gardner 1050 / Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects” 29 May 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorDining tablesB&B ItaliaDining Table – BullSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Atrium Longlight / RidgelightLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteCompositesPure + FreeFormTechnical Guide – Creating a Seamless Interior and Exterior Material TransitionEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedWire MeshCarl Stahl DecorCableGreen Wall System – FAÇADESCAPE™More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2006 Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/23336/gardner-1050-lorcan-o%25e2%2580%2599herlihy-architects Clipboard Apartments Year:  Architects: Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Save this picture!+ 14 Share Text description provided by the architects. As a model of courtyard housing development, Gardner 1050 utilizes a variety of design strategies to elevate it above the more mundane infill developments typical of speculative housing. The project’s location just south of Santa Monica Boulevard creates a unique opportunity to add to the burgeoning urbanism of the eastern section of West Hollywood.Save this picture!Recommended ProductsGlassSolarluxGlass Canopy – SDL AcubisEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornSkylightsKalwall®Skyroofs® – Specialty Skyroof® ApplicationsLandscaped with native drought-tolerant species, stainless-steel cables creep up to the third level walkways forming scaffolding for a “hanging” garden. This vertical foliage offers a peaceful respite in a courtyard that opens to the sky. On the western (front) facade, the cut-away box is completed by a semi-transparent skin of cedar slats enveloping the courtyard and completing the corner at the garage entry.Save this picture!The stair is clad in translucent glass provides a strong vertical element in an otherwise predominantly horizontal composition. This stair functions as an entry marker and provides a subdued lantern like quality at night further enhancing the overall quality of the project. Save this picture!The primary materials for the project consist of a painted cement board cladding system in four foot wide panels, a system of cedar wood slats, translucent channel glass panels, and painted aluminum window frame projections in three colors. The horizontal wood slats encompass the entire second floor.Save this picture!By wrapping the units around a central courtyard, the project consists of 10 unique and distinct floor plans as opposed to the conventional approach of identically stacked units. This central courtyard weaves buildings’ circulation into a spectrum of public space, while also allowing all units to have direct access from the exterior, eliminating the need for mechanically climate controlled corridors.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessVertical Park / Jorge Hernandez de la GarzaArticlesZaha Hadid announces new project for CairoArticlesProject locationAddress:West Hollywood, CA, USALocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share United Stateslast_img read more

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UK charity sector grows by 12%

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The UK charity sector has grown by 12% in one year, according to the Top 3000 Charities 2001, published by CaritasData.The assets of the top 3,000 charities in the UK have grown by 12%, from £58.7 billion in 1999 to £65.6 billion in 2000. These are the findings of the Dresdner RCM Global Investors Top 3000 Charities 2001, published by CaritasData. Some charities have enjoyed significant growth: the British Red Cross increased income from £24.7m to £37m and Save the Children Fund increased income from £30m to £35.1m.Some of the figures, however, are misleading. The Victoria and Albert Museum for example appears to have enjoyed a massive jump from £4.4m in 1999 to £183m in 2000. However, this increase is down to an accounting change: it is simply the result of the transfer of the freehold of the V&A from government to the trustees. Advertisement UK charity sector grows by 12% Total income to the top 3,000 charities has grown, but by 4.4%, down from 8% the previous year. Howard Lake | 15 June 2001 | News  9 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Ask Without Fear!: A Simple Guide to Connecting Donors with What Matters to Them Most

first_img  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Ask Without Fear!: A Simple Guide to Connecting Donors with What Matters to Them Most Tagged with: Individual giving Howard Lake | 11 June 2008 | Newscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Scottish charities see rapid growth in legacy income

first_img Tagged with: legacies Scotland Scottish charities raise almost £72 million annually through legacy gifts, with income from this source rising 23% in ten years according to figures from Remember A Charity.Scotland’s Legacy Fundraising Market 2019 was published by Remember A Charity at an event in Edinburgh on 18 June.The figures reveal that while charities in Scotland have a relatively small share (3%) of the total UK legacy market, they are increasingly reliant on legacies. The top 78 legacy-earning charities headquartered in Scotland raise almost one quarter (24%) of their voluntary income through legacies, at an average of £918,000 per annum.Income growth is also accelerating. The figures show that Scottish charities have seen a real-term legacy income rise of 23% from 2007-2017, compared with 13% for those with a UK-wide remit and 4% for charities in England. This is similar to that seen in the smaller Welsh market, which increased by 35% over the same period.Charities with an annual income of £10 million and above dominate the Scottish market, benefitting from 70% of legacy income, while health charities have the largest share by income (35%), followed by Services and environmental organisations. Religious charities have lost ground however, from 11% of the Scottish market in 2007 to 5% in 2017.The research was conducted by Dr Catherine Walker, Director of The Researchery, and Cathy Pharoah, Visiting Professor of Charity Funding, Cass Business School. Dr Walker said:“This research on the long-term trends in legacy income to Scottish fundraising charities demonstrates the importance and resilience of this form of planned giving to good causes across the nation. We’re hoping that this report will help fundraisers not only gain new insights into the market, but communicate the potential for legacies to their managers and boards.”Rob Cope, Director of Remember A Charity said: Advertisement Melanie May | 19 June 2019 | News Scottish charities see rapid growth in legacy income AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6center_img  291 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. “I believe we are only seeing the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the potential for legacies in Scotland. There is a real opportunity and need for the sector to work together and build awareness of legacy giving among potential supporters and that is a key part of our own work programme for the coming months, not least during Remember A Charity Week this September.“But there is also more that we can do at a practical level to support charities in Scotland and we are developing a new suite of resources to help build the confidence and skills needed to implement a successful legacy fundraising programme. This will include introducing legacy marketing toolkits for members and a webinar series before the end of the year.”The report also highlights challenges in the marketplace, with fundraisers voicing concerns that there needs to be a higher profile of legacy giving in Scotland and that there is a lack of specialist legacy fundraisers, particularly among smaller and rurally-based organisations. The current political climate and the issue of Scottish independence were also identified as potential barriers to legacy giving with the majority of UK legators coming from the South of England.  290 total views,  5 views todaylast_img read more

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John Lewis & Waitrose Christmas ad asks people to Give a Little Love

first_imgJohn Lewis & Waitrose Christmas ad asks people to Give a Little Love About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Customers will be encouraged to give a little love in five different ways; making a charity donation, buying campaign products with 100% of profit donated to the charities, using their loyalty card to increase the Partnership’s donation, giving a little love to someone they know who needs it and helping in their local community.Customer donations up to the value of £2m will be match funded by a donation from the John Lewis Partnership. A further fund of over £1m has also been created to ensure all of the retailers’ shops will be actively partnering with FareShare and Home-Start and a range of local family charities in the communities they serve.The two-minute advert is a celebration of different forms of moving art – from animation and claymation to CGI and cinematography.   It is made up of nine different vignettes created by eight different artists, including Chris Hopewell, who has created music videos for Radiohead and Franz Ferdinand, and French animator Sylvain Chomet.The scenes connect to create a long chain of giving, as each film passes the campaign’s heart emblem on to the next part of the film.  The storyline illustrates how acts of kindness, large and small, can multiply and positively impact the world in which we live as we pass them on to others. The different ‘moments’ of kindness captured in the film are designed to appeal to different audiences, from children upwards. Instead of a single production team, multiple artists were selected, to give employment to as many people as possible across the beleaguered creative industry.In another step away from its traditional approach, for the first time a new song was commissioned for the Christmas campaign.  Written and recorded by British soul singer, Celeste, the song is also called ‘A Little Love’.  Every time the track is downloaded Celeste and her record label Polydor will make a 10p donation to the campaign.James Bailey, Executive Director of Waitrose, said:“The pandemic has highlighted the growing inequalities across the country, with those who are already most vulnerable disproportionately impacted. Through our partnerships with FareShare and HomeStart we’re aiming to make a big difference to the lives of 100,000 families in the UK.“Each year festive adverts come and go – and some are remembered more vividly than others. But our advertising this year will leave a lasting legacy – and in that way, we hope it won’t just be for Christmas.”“We did consider whether it was right to produce an ad this year at all. However, FareShare and Home-Start, told us how much of a difference this campaign could make, both on a financial level and in raising awareness of the incredibly important work they do with families across the UK.”Pippa Wicks, Executive Director of John Lewis, added:“We recently set out our ambition for our business to be a force for good – so we decided that this year was the year to break the mould and do something different.“We have a long tradition of helping support the communities which we serve, so as we launch one of the best loved assets, our Christmas ad, it’s fitting to take this one step further by working hand in hand with two incredible charities supporting families in need.“We were humbled by the kindness shown by the British public during the pandemic. We want this campaign to be uplifting and to inspire everyone to give some kindness in their own way this Christmas, especially to those who need it most. The pandemic has proved that it’s our small acts of love and kindness, particularly in challenging times, that captures what it is to be human; and when one small act of kindness multiplies it can have a lasting impact.”The adverts went live on social media channels at 7am this morning and will first be broadcast on TV tomorrow evening during ‘The Voice’ on ITV.A range of ‘Give A Little Love’ merchandise, including a heart shaped umbrella like the one in the ad, also goes on sale today on Waitrose and John Lewis websites and in their shops, with all profits from the sale of the products going to the appeal.As well as fundraising Waitrose and John Lewis will offer practical support to the charities. Its expert Partners will give nutrition and nursery advice to Home-Start community groups and both retailers will donate surplus stock direct to families in need.Lindsay Boswell, Chief Executive at FareShare, said:“This year has been incredibly tough for so many and FareShare has seen the need for our food skyrocket. The number of charities and community groups applying to receive food through FareShare has more than doubled and 90% of the organisations we work with expect demand to remain the same as at peak crisis levels, or even increase through the winter.“We continue to provide over two million meals per week to vulnerable communities across the UK, and more than two thirds of the food we distribute goes to children and families, so we know that there is a real need for our work at this time.“We are so thrilled to be partnering with Waitrose and John Lewis, which will help raise awareness of the work FareShare does in supporting thousands of families every day. The extensive nature of this joint partnership is remarkable and will enable us to have a big impact on the lives of so many during the tough months ahead.” Melanie May | 13 November 2020 | News Hoping to make a lasting difference to some of those hit hardest during 2020, Waitrose and John Lewis aim to raise £5m overall, with £4m for two charities: FareShare and Home-Start.  £1m will also be donated by shop Partners to charities that support families in their local communities. The charities will use these donations to provide food, comfort, emotional support and advice to at least 100,000 families in need. Waitrose & John Lewis are focusing on kindness in this year’s joint Christmas ad, launched today.The Christmas ad went live on social media this morning. It is part of a major campaign by the two retailers, which also launches today, on National Kindness Day, under the strapline ‘Give A Little Love’.center_img Tagged with: christmas John Lewis Partnership  300 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Since the pandemic started FareShare has had to double the amount of food it distributes to meet the rising demand, and over one third of Home-Start centres have seen an increase in demand for its services.The story of ‘Give A Little Love’ was created by advertising agency adam&eveDDB. A two-minute ad is designed to inspire the nation to give a little love to those around them, while a complimentary 30 second ad carries a direct call to support the two charities. This ad was created by four post-graduate students from Kingston University, with both directed by British director Oscar Hudson. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2last_img read more

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Further cuts to garda resources expected

first_imgNewsLocal NewsFurther cuts to garda resources expectedBy admin – May 2, 2012 589 GARDA resources are set to be further cut in Limerick in the next 12 months, with preparations already underway to cope with additional pressure on the force. Chief Superintendent, Dave Sheehan said that the division had no choice but to meet the extra demand on resources following cuts. “We know where numbers are set to fall in the next 12 months and have made plans to cope with them,” he told the meeting, attended by cllrs, TDs and senior garda members. “It’s difficult but there’s nothing we can do”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Gardaí in Limerick have already had to face the closure of two rural stations, a reduction in patrol cars and an embargo on recruitment.And Chief Supt. Sheehan said the closure of further garda stations could not be ruled out.He also praised the work of the garda reserve unit.“Even now preparing rosters is difficult; We are acutely aware of government policy and have to use the resources we have in the division to provide the service.“The garda reserve takes off a bit of the pressure.“In the course of the college rag weeks and Thomond Park events, we couldn’t cope without them”.Cllr James Collins highlighted the vacant position of superintendent in Askeaton and queried the policy in the case of a serious crime in the vicinity.“We have a fallout situation in the case of an emergency that is not dependent on having a superintendent in Askeaton,” the head of the Limerick garda division replied.“Inspector Eamon O’Neill is currently acting supt. and in the case of a crime scene, whoever’s on call will attend as all superintendents cannot be away at the same time”.Cllr Kevin Sheahan called for less Joint Policing Committee meetings for the individual authority and for more at a district level.“Once a year for these meetings is enough; I hate to see individuals and resources overstretched”.Chief Supt. Sheehan agreed, saying that the meetings should be more strategic in content and that issues “such as wandering horses” should be dealt with at local level. Advertisement Email WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Print Facebook Linkedin Previous articleNo fun when playground parking goes wrongNext articleAIB supporting initiatives at the Limerick Institute of Technology adminlast_img read more

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Limerick meeting to force action on housing crisis

first_imgNewsLocal NewsLimerick meeting to force action on housing crisisBy Alan Jacques – October 29, 2015 1168 Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Twitter Email WhatsApp Facebook Advertisementcenter_img Previous articleSpooktacular CompetitionNext articleOpinions divided over abortion pill bus Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up RENTS in Limerick are going through the roof. The housing waiting list is getting longer. And less social houses are being built, it has been claimed.A meeting will take place in Pery’s Hotel this Thursday, October 29, at 8pm to address the housing crisis and these specific issues.A teenage boy whose family was recently homeless while he was doing his Leaving Cert will speak openly about his own experiences. Jackie Bonfield of Mid West Simon Community and the Anti Austerity Alliance’s general election candidate for Limerick City, Cllr Cian Prendiville, will also speak at this free event.Cllr Prendiville feels those suffering the most from the housing crisis are being ignored. However, he believes, the water charges movement is proof that by standing together, the Government can be forced to take notice.“Rents in Limerick are going through the roof, as the housing waiting list gets longer and longer. Despite a lot of hot air, the Government still refuses to take real action on housing. They have built less social houses than any government for 45 years,” said Cllr Prendiville.“The Government has allowed the market to hold back the supply of homes and push up the prices. While over 5,000 families are on the housing list in Limerick, so far this year only 10 social houses have been built,” he added.This, the City North representative maintains, has given landlords a golden opportunity to drive up rents, while the Government refuse to implement rent controls.“With one quarter of the TDs in the Dail landlords themselves, is it any wonder?” he asked.According to Cllr Prendiville, Thursday night’s meeting is hoped to be the launch of a campaign to demand immediate action on the housing and rent crisis.“The AAA have helped coordinate protests and occupations of vacant and NAMA properties, to demand real action. We want to build a similar campaign here in Limerick to demand rent controls, and the right to a home for all,” he concluded. Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSAnti Austerity AllianceCllr Cian PrendivilleHousinglimerickMid West Simon CommunityNAMAPery’s Hotel RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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