Fancy 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 articleThe 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 Twitter 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
Samara Heisz/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than one million people worldwide.Over 38.1 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The criteria for diagnosis — through clinical means or a lab test — has varied from country-to-country. Still, the actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the virus has rapidly spread to every continent except Antarctica.The United States is the worst-affected country, with more than 7.8 million diagnosed cases and at least 215,910 deaths.California has the most cases of any U.S. state, with more than 861,000 people diagnosed, according to Johns Hopkins data. California is followed by Texas and Florida, with over 826,000 cases and over 738,000 cases, respectively.More than 190 vaccine candidates for COVID-19 are being tracked by the World Health Organization, at least 10 of which are in crucial phase three studies. Of those 10 potential vaccines in late-stage trials, there are currently five that will be available in the United States if approved.Here’s how the news is developing Wednesday. All times Eastern:Oct 14, 7:59 amChinese city tests more than eight million residents amid outbreakThe eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao has tested almost all of its nine million residents for COVID-19 since launching a citywide testing campaign this week, amid the country’s first reported domestic outbreak in months.The Qingdao Municipal Health Commission said in a statement Wednesday that it had collected over 8.2 million samples for COVID-19 tests and that no new cases have been found among the results returned thus far. The entire city will be tested this week, the commission said.A total of 12 cases of COVID-19 — six with symptoms and six without — have been recorded in Qingdao, since an outbreak linked to the city’s Municipal Chest Hospital was discovered over the weekend. As of Wednesday, 532 close contacts have been investigated in the city, all of whom have been quarantined and observed and completed two rounds of testing, according to the Qingdao Municipal Health Commission.The Chinese mainland, where the coronavirus pandemic began last December, has so far reported 85,611 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 4,634 deaths, including 13 new cases of local transmission and 14 cases brought from outside the country, according data released Wednesday by China’s National Health Commission. The country does not count asymptomatic infections as confirmed cases.Oct 14, 6:55 amBrigham Young University-Idaho checking reports of students intentionally contracting COVID-19 to sell plasmaBrigham Young University-Idaho said it is investigating reports of students who have intentionally exposed themselves or others to COVID-19 with the hope of getting the disease and being paid for plasma that contains antibodies.The private university in Rexburg, Idaho, shared the development in a statement posted on its website Monday, saying it was “deeply troubled” by the accounts.“The university condemns this behavior and is actively seeking evidence of any such conduct among our student body,” the school said. “Students who are determined to have intentionally exposed themselves or others to the virus will be immediately suspended from the university and may be permanently dismissed.”The university warned that it may be forced to transition to a fully-remote instruction model if recent COVID-19 trends in surrounding Madison County and across Idaho continue.“The contraction and spread of COVID-19 is not a light matter. Reckless disregard for health and safety will inevitably lead to additional illness and loss of life in our community,” the school said. “We urge all members of the campus community to act respectfully and responsibly by observing all public health and university protocols and placing the well-being of others above personal benefit or convenience.”The university added that it “stands ready to help” students who are struggling with the physical, emotional and financial strain of the coronavirus pandemic.“There is never a need to resort to behavior that endangers health or safety in order to make ends meet,” the school said.At least 109 students and 22 employees at Brigham Young University-Idaho have contracted COVID-19, according to the latest data provided by the school.Oct 14, 6:08 amRussia registers another 14,231 cases in new daily recordRussia confirmed 14,231 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, setting a new record for its daily tally of infections.It’s the first time that Russia has registered over 14,000 new cases since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, and the sixth straight day that the country has broken its record for newly confirmed cases. Russia’s previous record of 13,868 new cases was set a day earlier.An additional 239 deaths from COVID-19 were also recorded in the past day, just under the country’s record of 244 fatalities set the previous day.The cumulative totals now stand at 1,340,409 confirmed cases and 23,205 deaths, according to Russia’s coronavirus response headquarters.Russia’s capital, Moscow, continues to be the epicenter of the country’s COVID-19 outbreak. Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin announced Wednesday that first to fifth-grade students will return to classrooms next week, following a two-week school break aimed at slowing the spread of the virus in the city. All other students will continue their studies remotely until the end of the month.“The measure has proven to be effective. The portion of children among the infected has decreased from 19 to 11% in recent days,” Sobyanin said in a statement posted on his official website.Oct 14, 5:27 amNew cases in US rise by double digits in week-over-week comparisonsThe number of new COVID-19 cases recorded in the United States increased by double digits in week-over-week comparisons, while the number of new deaths from the disease continued to tick downward slightly, according to an internal memo from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that was obtained by ABC News on Tuesday night.The memo, which is circulated to the highest levels of the federal government and is used to determine daily priorities for the agencies working on COVID-19 response, said 34 U.S. states and territories are in an upward trajectory of new infections, while 10 jurisdictions are at a plateau and 12 others are in a downward trend.There were 351,270 new cases confirmed during the period of Oct. 6-Oct. 12, a 14.4% increase from the previous week. There were also 4,886 fatalities from COVID-19 recorded during the same period, a 1.5% decrease compared with the week prior. The national positivity rate for COVID-19 tests increased from 4.7% to 6.1% in week-to-week comparisons, according to the memo.Meanwhile, 22% of hospitals nationwide have more than 80% of beds full in their intensive care units. That figure was 17-18% during the summertime peak, the memo said.California’s Sonoma County saw a 129.7% relative increase in new cases of COVID-19 between Sept. 29 and Oct. 6. The county confirmed 62 cases on Oct. 7 linked to outbreaks at schools and childcare facilities, according to the memo.Kentucky reported on Oct. 7 its highest number of COVID-19 patients in ICUs since May. As of Oct. 6, the state’s seven-day average for ICU bed occupancy was 80.6%, with 43.7% of adult ICU beds occupied by COVID-19 patients, the memo said.Montana hit a peak of 504 new COVID-19 cases confirmed on Oct. 6. Daily hospital admissions in the state have increased from 40 in mid-September to more than 60 per day, with greater than 80 on Oct. 5 and Oct. 6. Montana’s seven-day hospitalization rate continues to rise from 15.7 per 100,000 population on Sept. 29 to a four-month high of 20 per 100,000 population on Oct. 6. Local officials report that hospitals are closed to or at capacity and have started redirecting patients, according to the memo.New Jersey’s seven-day COVID-19 case rate increased 20.6% to 539.5 cases per 1 million population between Sept. 29 and Oct. 6. The state has 71.7% of inpatient hospital beds occupied, with 56.4% of ICU beds full. At least 100 schools in New Jersey have teachers or students who have tested positive for COVID-19, the memo said.New York recorded on Oct. 6 its highest number of total hospitalizations since July 22. The state has 79.5% of inpatient hospital beds occupied, with 62.4% of ICU beds full.Utah reported more than 1,000 COVID-19 cases per day for six of the seven days last week. At the same time, week-to-week testing in the state has decreased slightly by 1.2%. Utah’s positivity rate for COVID-19 tests, however, has remained stable at 14%.Oct 14, 4:26 amUS reports more than 52,000 new casesThere were 52,406 new cases of COVID-19 identified in the United States on Tuesday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.The latest daily tally is up by nearly 11,000 from the previous day but still falls under the country’s record set on July 16, when there were 77,255 new cases in a 24-hour-reporting period.An additional 802 coronavirus-related fatalities were also recorded Tuesday, up by more than 400 from the previous day but down from a peak of 2,666 new fatalities reported on April 17.A total of 7,858,344 people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 215,910 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up and crossing 70,000 for the first time in mid-July. The daily tally of new cases has gradually come down since then but has started to climb again in recent weeks.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Previous Article Next Article Deutsche Bank includes the results of its staff loyalty survey in its annualreports to help evaluate the overall performance of the business. Dr Silva Steffens-Duch, head of corporate marketing at Deutsche Bank, toldthe IQPC HR Measurement conference last week that the loyalty survey is a keyperformance indicator by shareholders. Staff are asked questions under four categories: identification with theorganisational values, willingness to perform for the company, inclination tostay and general commitment. The answers are then translated into a percentage figure to measure theloyalty of staff, with 50 per cent seen as a low rating and 80 per cent ashigh. Deutsche Bank introduced the scheme in 1999 and has seen its staffcommitment rating grow from 66 per cent then to 70 per cent in January 2002. Broken down into geographical areas, Spanish Deutsche bank staff are mostcommitted at present, with 77 per cent. Steffens-Duch urged other HR professionals at the conference to follow suit.”Employee commitment deserves to be in the same area as other businessperformance indicators, which is why we publish it in our annual reports,”she said. “Commitment is linked to the employees’ views on the company’s goalsand values, while satisfaction is more about the position and workplace.” Attitude of staff seen as key to businessOn 4 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed.