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Limerick’s COVID-19 volunteer response calls double in ten days

first_imgDonal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads LimerickNewsLimerick’s COVID-19 volunteer response calls double in ten daysBy Meghann Scully – April 9, 2020 438 TAGSCoronaviruscovid19Keeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Postvolunteeringvolunteers Print Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin WhatsApp Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash center_img Previous articleDebenhams closure a ‘major loss’ to LimerickNext articleGardai seize 11 vehicles in 24 hour period at COVID-19 checkpoints in Limerick Meghann Scully Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook The Limerick COVID-19 Community Response has kicked into action this week, with daily calls to the helpline from those most vulnerable to the Coronavirus pandemic almost tripled from its first few days.Ten days following the launch of the initiative – led by Limerick City and County Council with the support of An Garda Síochána and the HSE and backed by up to 40 sporting, community and religious groups across the city and county – the Freephone 1800 832 005 helpline number is receiving up to 70 calls each day from people looking for support across Limerick city and county.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up And organisers of the volunteer programme are expecting these numbers to rise considerably next week when a booklet (The Community Call) explaining the service lands in every household around the county.  The service runs seven days weekly, from 8a.m. to 8p.m.Speaking today, Anne Rizzo of Limerick City and County Council, who is coordinating the programme, said that they are more than ready for the spike thanks to the incredible groundswell of support from volunteers.“We’re really thrilled with how things are going so far and in the midst of all we are going through as a nation, to have a response like this taking flight as it is gives great encouragement and hope.“In the first five days of the service we were averaging about 25 calls per day but now we are up to 70 per day and that’s going to grow next week when a booklet arrives to every household dwelling of any sort letting people know of the service and with all the contact details,” she said.“So far, we have been promoting the service on print, broadcast and online media and on social media and have got great traction on our promotional video but a lot of people who are isolated because of their vulnerability to the virus still may not be aware of the service.“The Community Call booklet will do a lot to address that as it will not alone get to the people who may need support but also their loved ones who, in turn, can activate the service on their behalf.”Anne also said the most common ask of volunteers is the collection of prescriptions. “Yesterday, for example, we had 63 calls and nearly half of them were regarding collection of prescriptions.“Five were for groceries and a small number also regarding social isolation; people wanting to be checked in on. There were a number of sign-posting calls, people looking to know about other services and information and these are extremely important also.”Regarding the volunteer piece, she said: “Through the GAA, FAI and Munster Rugby and local rugby clubs, we have well over 300 volunteers already signed up. But then we have had hundreds of more calls on top of that from volunteers.“These include from businesses who are offering their services for free and we are so grateful to these. Some of the offers are specific to what the businesses do themselves but others are just offering their time and their vehicles.“This is all so encouraging. Limerick people collectively have put their hands up and said they want to help. It says a lot about them. People from all areas of the city and county, from all backgrounds, male and female.“We really couldn’t be happier and we are ready now for any spike in activity over the coming weeks and months. Ultimately, we are going to have to protect those most vulnerable to the virus for quite some time yet and we will be here to do that as long as is needed.”The Limerick COVID-19 Community Response is based at Munster GAA headquarters – home also of Limerick GAA – and can be contacted on FreePhone 1800 832 005 or [email protected] for support. For people wanting to give their time to the support network they can register on Limerick.ie or email [email protected]#LimerickEdgeEmbrace #HowLimerick #CommunityCall #MidWestTogetherlast_img read more

Williams: ‘Wondering if I’ll make it another day’

first_img Published 3:00 am Thursday, June 23, 2016 Email the author If a donated kidney were at the top of one’s wish list, it might seem like a hopeless wish.But Rodney Williams of Elba has not give up hope that someone, somewhere will give him a kidney and a second chance at life.Rodney Williams is currently seeking a kidney donor for the FSGS disease of which he has been diagnosed.Williams, age 58, is fighting a 20-year battle with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) a disease that affects kidney function. His condition has worsened in the last six months. Although Williams has been told by doctors at UAB that there is nothing they can do for him, he is not giving up. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Although Williams realizes that asking someone to donate a kidney to him is asking a lot, he also knows that this could be his last and best hope.“Here I am wondering if I’ll make it another day or not,” he said.Much of Williams’ life has been spent in service to others. He has long volunteered with healthcare organizations. He moved home from Valdosta, Georgia, to take care of his 86-year-old mother.Williams, a graduate of Troy University, has two master’s degrees, one is business administration and the other in management information systems. By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daycenter_img You Might Like Leadership Pike honors 2016 program grads Messenger photo/Jacob HolmesThe 2016 class of the Leadership Pike program celebrated graduation on Wednesday with their sponsoring employers. Fourteen students… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article He is working with the Mayo Clinic through its live donor paired kidney exchange or kidney swap program in hopes that someone will be willing to donate a healthy kidney that will save his life.“If someone donated a healthy kidney to me but the blood type didn’t match mine, then the kidney would go into the swap program,” Williams said. “The next healthy kidney with a blood type that matched mine would go to me because a kidney had already been donated for me.”The kidney swap transplant program enables two incompatible recipients to receive healthy, more compatible kidneys. For that to happen, two live donor transplants would occur. Donor 1 would give a kidney to Recipient 2. Donor 2 would then give a kidney to Recipient 1, in this case Rodney Williams. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… “I feel like I have more to contribute to society, more to do for others,” he said. “There is still more I would like to do.”But, Williams said it’s getting late in the game for him.“There are several organizations that are trying to help me but it’s going to take someone coming forward with a kidney to give me a chance,” he said.To contact Williams, call 229-251-0960 or join him on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/rodney.williams.104. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Williams: ‘Wondering if I’ll make it another day’ Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Boys play with trucks, girls play with dolls: new study finds gender is biological

first_imgLifeSite News 14 February 2018Family First Comment: You mean boys and girls are different?!?! Heck! According to a new study, differences between boys and girls are biological and not fluid, as transgender theory claims.Research revealed in the Infant and Child Development Journal concluded that gender preferences in children are not so much the result of their environment and upbringing as they are intrinsic within the child.Sixteen studies composed of 787 boys and 813 girls were documented. Researchers found that consistently “boys played with male-typed toys more than girls did, and girls played with female-typed toys more than boys did.”This finding won’t surprise most parents, but it defies prevailing transgender theories that say gender differences are simply a “social construct.”The same innate gender preferences were observed in a variety of contexts. “No significant effect of presence of an adult, study context, geographical location of the study, publication date, child’s age, or the inclusion of gender-neutral toys” made a difference, the data showed.The scientists concluded that the data from these studies indicated “gender differences” have a “likelihood (of) biological origin.” In other words, before you were born you were a boy or a girl, and that’s not subject to change.“The consistency in finding sex differences in children’s preferences for toys typed to their own gender indicates the strength of this phenomenon and the likelihood that has a biological origin,” the study says.Just as what one sees in an ink blot or instinctively associates with a suggested word can indicate one’s internal psychology, so a child’s free, self-directed choice of toy can indicate his or her innate psychology. Researchers say such choices “appear to be the product of both innate and social forces.”The study also found male gender differences increased with age. “Older boys played more with male-typed toys … than did younger boys,” but “the same pattern was not found in girls.” Researchers speculated that this observation may be because of increasing social pressure on girls to break from innate stereotypes.https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/new-study-shows-gender-is-biological-unchangeable?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com&utm_campaign=e0199ff936-ProFamily_2_15_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_12387f0e3e-e0199ff936-402922169&mc_cid=e0199ff936&mc_eid=8c4ab97e14Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Pardew vows to rebuild

first_img The 52-year-old, who saw midfielder Cabaye sold to Paris St Germain in midweek and then looked on as owner Mike Ashley and director of football Joe Kinnear failed to sign a replacement, found himself in the firing line as the Black Cats condemned the Magpies to a 3-0 home defeat for the second successive season. However, asked if he felt let down by the club’s hierarchy, he replied: “Listen, when you lose a player of Cabaye’s class, you want a replacement. But he didn’t arrive and I have to accept what was in my kitty today and going forward. Under-fire Newcastle boss Alan Pardew vowed to soldier on after the exit of star man Yohan Cabaye as derby defeat by Sunderland completed a dreadful week for him. “For me standing on the sideline today with a team where we were, it would have been nice to have had a player to give us a boost for the second half of the season, but he didn’t arrive. “What else can I say? You can keep asking the question and re-phrasing it, and I have answered it. “I don’t want to answer that question again, if you don’t mind. The bottom line is the players I have got, I have got to find a gameplan that is going to work for us.” Home fans among a crowd of 52,280 repeatedly voiced anti-Ashley and Kinnear chants both during and after a demoralising defeat, and one even ran on to the pitch and towards Pardew brandishing his season ticket with the mood turning ever uglier. Sunderland went ahead with 19 minutes gone when, after Vurnon Anita had tripped Phil Bardsley inside the box, Fabio Borini smashed the resulting penalty high past keeper Tim Krul. The in-form Adam Johnson made it 2-0 within four minutes after Krul could only parry Jack Colback’s deflected effort, his seventh goal in as many games, and Colback made sure 10 minutes from time with the Magpies in disarray. Pardew said: “Obviously in terms of the league position, we are okay. But today is a blow that is hard to take up here. “Football and this particular fixture means so much to them and it will scar the season for us, as this defeat always does whether it is for Sunderland or for us. “But the only thing I can do is prepare the team as best I can for next Saturday, and that’s what I will do.” Opposite number Gus Poyet was understandably thrilled with his side’s display, which landed them back-to-back Barclays Premier League wins for the first time since April last year and significantly boosted their chances of avoiding relegation. He said: “What a league this is. We need to keep going. “Before I said we needed to get safe somehow; now if we don’t stay up, it would be a shame because we have done a terrific job until now. “Now we are in a position where it is in our hands and we need to take it, so I am going to make sure that we do the right things from now until the end of the season.” Poyet reserved special praise for Johnson and debutant Liam Bridcutt, who started just a day after completing his move from Brighton. The Uruguayan said: “He knows the role perfectly. If there is one person in the world who knows the role I want that player to play, it’s Liam. “Not being able to play Lee Cattermole because he was injured for the last couple of games, it was a relief for me to have Liam in the team. “I had no doubt about playing him today and giving him a debut because I know that he knows what I want and what is needed in that role.” Press Associationlast_img read more


first_img•Lakers down one to the Hornets. Lakers still win in six.•Boston up one on your Knicks. Boston wins because I told ya so.•Memphis up one on the Spurs. It’s going to be close but the Spurs win it.•Chicago woke up and beat the Pacers as they should have and will continue to do so.•Heat…76ers. Oh shut up, you know!!!•Atlanta up one on Orlando and Howard scored 45. This could be interesting. But Orlando should pull it out.•Thunder will continue the run on the Nuggets.•As of this writing I can’t remember who Dallas is playing but whoever it is, Dallas will win…Huh!:06 NBA…on the side•Who dresses Kobe? C’mon man you make good money, pay a stylist.•Hold up Carmelo, don’t laugh. You’re on the list too.•Phil Jackson, I love Fisher too, but put Shannon Brown on Chris Paul.•We should let “Big John” Marshall take Bynum behind the Homewood Y and work his soft butt one on one. I bet he would get tough then… or get knocked out!!!:05 The Pirates almost had me, they all most had me. Nothin’ new at PNC Park.:04 I hope the Pens win. That’s all can say, that’s all I know. Shut up, it’s all you know too!:03 Now that they proved that Bonds didn’t shoot Lincoln and Kennedy or start the Vietnam War, I guess the world can get back to normal. They started with 22 counts, now down to one. A hung jury. A billion dollars wasted, and a host of sell-outs and got nothin’. Nuff said.:02 Speaking of the Pens, correct me if I am wrong but the last time I checked their colors are black and gold like every other pro team in town. So why is the rally call for fan support a white out? Why not a black out where everyone wears a black shirt… I am just askin’???:01 Congratulations to Dr. Howard Slaughter the most recent inductee to the Penn Hills High School Hall of Fame. One of our school’s all-time great football players. Welcome to the club my brother. Hey City league…Penn Hills Indians…that’s how we roll!!“Game Over” BILL NEAL :10 This is an easy call. The punks that kicked 42 year old Dodger fan Brian Stowe into a coma should be taken to the same spot in the parking lot and let the family stomp them into a coma. :09 Look for Pitt wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin to go high and early in the upcoming NFL draft. 220,4.4 forty, and can catch. :08 Derrick Rose is your NBA…MVP. Take it to the bank!:07 NBA Update:last_img read more