Information evening to be held about new youth club in Kilcornan

first_imgFancy footwork at the South Court Hotel WhatsApp Advertisement Kilcornan comes out dancing Facebook Print Psychology expert gives advice on coping with an ‘anxiety pandemic’ Previous article​The Queen of the Circus to lead this year’s Limerick St Patrick’s Day ParadeNext articleOver €411,000 in funding for Limerick roads under Local Improvement Scheme says Fine Gael senator Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Read Your Mind launches in Limerick City and County Libraries Twittercenter_img NewsCommunityInformation evening to be held about new youth club in KilcornanBy Staff Reporter – February 27, 2018 2540 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kilcornan community threaten drastic action Limerick Youth Service Parents/guardians of young people, some of whom may be engaged with the Mid-West Disability Service, are invited to an information evening on the opening of a new youth club at Kilcornan Community Centre, on Wednesday, March 7th at 7:30pm.Run in partnership with Limerick Youth Service (LYS) and the local community, the youth club will provide a safe space for young people with additional needs to spend time with people their own age and, if they wish, take part in fun activities, programmes and day trips.‘For teenagers with additional needs such as autism, anxiety and dyspraxia, socialising and meeting new people can be very challenging,’ said Anne Hennessy, Kilcornan Youth ClubSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ‘This new youth club will be specially catered for these young people and is a much needed social outlet for them,’ added Ms. Hennessy.The information evening is an ideal opportunity for parents/guardians to learn more about the club while staff from LYS will be there to speak about the important role a youth club plays in the lives of young people.The team from LYS will also speak about the process of building a youth club from recruitment and training of volunteers to engaging with young people and above all, having fun!‘We have over four decades of experience in developing and supporting volunteer led youth clubs including working with young people with additional needs,’ said Maurice Walsh, LYS.‘We are looking forward to working with Anne and all in Kilcornan in providing this much needed outlet for young people,’ said Mr. Walsh, Youth Work Manager.For more information please contact LYS’ Youth Information service at [email protected] or call 061-412444 or 083-1726898.More about community here. Email Linkedin NAPD give tips to avoid Leaving Cert anxiety. TAGSAnxietyaustismdyspraxiaKilcornan Community CentreMid- West Disability Service last_img read more

Deadly Seattle-area coronavirus outbreak spurs shift in public health response

first_imgExpanded testingHealth officials predict the number of confirmed cases is certain to rise as testing capacity expands, and the true scale of the outbreak comes into sharper relief. Washington state plans to increase testing from about 200 samples a day now to an expected volume of more than 1,000 a day.Doctors have found that patients most severely stricken by the virus are those with immune systems weakened from advanced age or underlying chronic health conditions, Duchin said.The vast majority of infected individuals are believed to suffer relatively minor flu-like illness. Many such cases have likely gone undetected because initial testing efforts, constrained by a limited supply of resources, were reserved for the few who were severely ill, he said.So the patients who end up hospitalized or dead probably represent “the tip of the iceberg,” Duchin said.King County Executive Dow Constantine said he has ordered the purchase of a motel and the placement of modular housing units on public property throughout the county to provide temporary, quarters for homeless people who become ill – but not so sick that they require hospitalization.”We want to make sure that hospital capacity isn’t being taken for people who need only to be in isolation and in recovery,” he said. “We need the hospital capacity for people who need to be in treatment now.”Seattle has one of the largest concentrations of unhoused people of any major metropolitan area in the country.Beyond such contingencies, public health officials are starting to contemplate possible “community mitigation” measures, such as school closures or cancellation of public events.”We want to make sure that what we do is reasonable, that it’s something that’s acceptable to the public … that the timing and duration are right, and all of this in the face of tremendous uncertainty,” Duchin said.As of Monday, there have been more than 89,000 cases of the virus globally, the majority in China, according to a Reuters tally. Outside China, it has spread to 66 countries, with more than 8,800 cases and 130 deaths. Globally, the illness has killed more than 3,000 people.The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists more than 90 cases across the United States, a large bulk of them patients who were repatriated from the Diamond Princess cruise liner that had been quarantined in Japan. Topics : Seattle-area health officials confronting the nation’s first community coronavirus outbreak are planning new containment measures, ranging from possible school closings to temporary quarantine housing for mildly ill homeless patients.The shift in strategy, with an emphasis on enlisting the public at large to take a more active role in curtailing the spread of the virus, came as health authorities announced on Monday that 18 Washington state residents had tested positive, including six who died.”We’re pivoting to a more community-based approach, very similar to what we use for influenza epidemics, where we give people, and schools and businesses good advice on how they can reduce their risks,” Dr. Jeff Duchin, health officer for Seattle and King County’s public health agency, told reporters.center_img The Seattle-area deaths marked the first fatalities documented in the United States from a respiratory disease that has killed more than 3,000 people worldwide – the bulk of them in China – since it emerged there in December.All of Washington’s cases are clustered in two counties in the greater Seattle area, making it the largest concentration detected to date by the US public health system. Eight of those cases, and four of the deaths, were linked to a nursing care facility in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland, officials said.With the virus now believed to be present in at least four separate communities in the Pacific Northwest – two in northern California, one in Oregon and the Washington outbreak – authorities are having to go well beyond the quarantine of infected travelers and tracing of close contacts that has defined the response.”We’re going to be shifting our approach from counting every case to focusing on outbreaks, perhaps cases that occur in hospitals, and won’t be able to do the kind of individual case follow-up and case management that we’re doing early on during this so-called containment phase of the epidemic,” Duchin said.last_img read more

Get your reno on in 2018 with these potential beauties

first_imgInside the home at 14 Willmington St, Wooloowin.The house has plenty of character features including wide timber floorboards under carpet, high ceilings, VJ walls and breezeways. The property is in the Wooloowin State School catchment.In Nundah, a three bedroom family home on stumps is also in need of a complete renovation. The home at 8 Junior Tce, Northgate.Ray White Aspley agents Dwight Colbert and Courtney Vardanega are marketing the property at 8 Junior Tce as a “good-sized home” in need of some TLC. “There’s plenty of potential for those who can think outside the square or simply an excellent opportunity to enter the market,” Mr Colbert said. The home at 14 Willmington St, Wooloowin.IF your New Year’s resolution is to try your hand at renovating, take a look at these diamonds in the rough close to the Brisbane CBD. For those keen to tackle a total project there is a barebones post-war home in Red Hill just screaming for a full makeover. The three-bedroom deceased estate at 27 Argyle St is sitting on a 506sq m block with two-street frontage. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours agoThe home at 35 King St, Annerley.The turn of the century Queenslander at 35 King St has VJ walls, high ceilings and pine floorboards.Mr Matthews said the property was on the market for little more than land price and had the potential to be turned into a beautifully restored home. The house is on a 412sq m block and has two bedrooms, a sunroom, garage parking for one car and an iron roof. Inside the home at 35 King St, Annerley.The property is a few minutes walk to major shops and Prince Alfred Hospital and has easy access to the freeway. If you are chasing more yard space to go with your renovation project, the Queenslander at 14 Willmington St, Wooloowin is at the front of a 810sq m block with 20m frontage. The home at 27 Argyle St, Red Hill.Marketing agent Sonya Browne of Ray White Paddington said the renovator’s delight was a property with potential. “(The home is a) great blank canvas for those that are ready to get into a renovation, with the owner making it easy for you by taking out all the old wall and ceiling linings — so it’s ready to start from scratch,” she said. The home has solid timber floors and wall framing upstairs — and not much else. Inside the home at 27 Argyle St, Red Hill.The upstairs area currently has a layout that includes three bedrooms, a bathroom, an open-plan living and dining area, and a kitchen with bay window. There are small decks at the front and back of the house. The downstairs area is enclosed and has parking space for one car. In Annerley, Russell Matthews of Matthews Real Estate is selling what he describes as a “blank canvas” in a great location. The home at 14 Willmington St, Wooloowin.Anna Glynn and Steve Grimbas of Place Nundah are marketing the property as a “grand old lady” in need of some TLC. “The floorplan is currently configured into three self-contained units allowing for an exciting opportunity to rent out, renovate/restore the home to its former glory or build townhouses at the rear (subject to council approval),” Ms Glynn said. Inside the home at 8 Junior Tce, Northgate.The property has original hardwood floors, separate lounge and dining rooms, an updated kitchen and original laundry and bathroom. The home is on a fully-fenced 410sq m block with side access and garage parking for two cars. The property is close to schools, shops and public transport.last_img read more

Syracuse men’s basketball roundtable: Everything to know before the ACC tournament

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (19-12, 8-10 Atlantic Coast) plays a rubber match with Wake Forest (11-19, 4-14) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Barclays Center in the first round of the ACC tournament. Syracuse has historically struggled in Brooklyn, but will need to exorcise its demons and likely go on a mini run if it hopes to make the NCAA Tournament.Our beat writers take on three questions surrounding the Orange ahead of the conference tournament.Syracuse split with Wake Forest during the regular season. What does Syracuse need to do to fend off a pesky Demon Deacons team?Matthew Gutierrez: First, overcome whatever sort of ghosts lie under the Barclays Center floor that have doomed Syracuse, because SU has lost four in a row at that place. Fellow beat writer Tomer Langer, a native of the area, may know the answer.Aside from that, all the Orange really has to do is stick to its identity, which was on full display Saturday in its first win against a ranked opponent this season, as junior point guard Frank Howard pointed out. That’s strong defense — remember WFU’s six-straight 3-pointers? — and reliance on the big three scorers.Any contributions Marek Dolezaj can bring, and any sort of job players can do to minimize turnovers, are plusses. It’s not necessary a formula to beat quality teams, but it’s a way to scrape by.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSam Fortier: Erase Bryant Crawford. Wake Forest goes as their do-it-all guard does, and if Syracuse’s defense prevents him from draining three corner 3s down the stretch — as he did in WFU’s Jan. 3 win — than the Orange should be fine. He greases the wheels, assisting on nearly one-third of his team’s buckets, per KenPom.com, and is a serviceable shooter from all over the floor.SU’s thin frontcourt should be worrisome against 7-foot-1, 280-pound big man Doral Moore, but as long as the Orange keeps him off the boards they should be OK. So, OK, there’s a lot to do to beat Wake Forest in a venue it’s faced some mighty struggles in, but Syracuse should — should — be able to do it.Tomer Langer: Contain Doral Moore on the inside and hope he doesn’t get the ball too much. Moore is fairly athletic and posed some issues for the sometimes slow-footed Paschal Chukwu on the inside the last time these two teams matched up. SU head coach Jim Boeheim said after the Boston College loss last week that Chukwu is playing on sore knees. And while Syracuse’s center did have a nice double-block sequence against Clemson on Saturday, there were multiple times the Tigers got easy buckets on the inside.A lot of the focus will be on Wake Forest’s 3-point shooting after the Demon Deacons hung around in Syracuse back in mid-February by raining from deep. But if SU stretches the zone too far out, Moore can cause matchup issues in an area in which the Orange is depleted.With games on consecutive days throughout the ACC Tournament, will SU’s short bench play a factor?M.G.: You’d like to think so. But because Syracuse didn’t play a preseason tournament against formidable opponents, we don’t really know the answer. Syracuse had little rest between its home loss to No. 1 Virginia and its impressive win at Louisville, so it’s possible that SU can play when tested on short rest. Where it would get murky is if SU must play three or four in a row. Syracuse played three games in five days back in November, but that was in the Carrier Dome versus, you know, teams that visit the Carrier Dome in November.S.F.: Yes. Jim Boeheim’s strategy, which to his credit has seemed to work this season, is that media timeouts provide players adequate rest to get through a game without fatigued legs dooming his team at the end. That works for single games. Now, the ACC tournament schedule foists an untenable workload on Syracuse players who have shouldered heavy burdens this season already, timeouts be damned.Playing nearly 40 minutes a night is tiring, freshman forward Oshae Brissett admitted Saturday, but he hits the ice baths hard in between games to get himself right in the approximately two- to four-day rests he usually has. But there’s none of that now. While a short bench doesn’t guarantee a loss or anything that drastic, it’s going to impact this team and tire them out more than normal.T.L.: Conceivably, yes. I just think it’s a bit overstated how much. SU’s short bench has played a factor all year, even when there’s been rest in between the games, because if guys aren’t on their game, Boeheim has no one else to put in. And, for any team, it would be hard to have to play on the first day and win five-straight games to secure the ACC Tournament crown.But the Orange is used to its playing style, and I don’t think the back-to-back days element will be too different than it is for other teams, because teams tend to ride their star players and shorten the bench in important games, anyway.How many games does Syracuse need to win to make the NCAA Tournament?M.G.: The magic number here might be three. Two wins would probably be attractive in the eyes of the Selection Committee, but that still puts Syracuse in cloudy bubble territory, I think, while three wins this week in Brooklyn punches Syracuse’s ticket to the Big Dance. Three wins would prove that Syracuse can play away from home consistently, beat one or two quadrant one teams, and withstand the rigors of one of the toughest conference tournaments in college hoops.That, of course, means big games from the big three every night and a fourth scorer in Dolezaj. Without the latter, the NIT may be Syracuse’s final destination.S.F.: Two. If Syracuse beats Wake Forest, that impresses no one. But beating a well-rested, top-10 team on the second night of a back-to-back? That would automatically replace Clemson as the Orange’s marquee win of the season and get some double takes from the Selection Committee.No matter what, this won’t be an anxiety-free process. Syracuse fans should intently watch other bubble teams like UCLA, Marquette, Alabama, Baylor, Oklahoma State and, yes, Mike Hopkins-led Washington. Two wins won’t inspire the most confidence, but it’ll get the Orange into the NCAA Tournament in the same way an action hero always slides underneath a heavy, descending door just in time.T.L.: Can I say 2.5? It’s definitely more than one and it really depends on what other bubble teams do as well. Sam is right in saying that if SU beats Wake Forest and then goes on to beat UNC, it would be the marquee win of the season. That being said, picking up really your only marquee win of the season in March might not be enough to sway a committee that looks at a team’s body of work and doesn’t put as much stock into recency. Two wins would give the Orange a jolt, and I think three wins would assure a spot. Comments Published on March 5, 2018 at 10:08 pmlast_img read more