Limerick groups react to rise in violence against children

first_imgNo vaccines in Limerick yet Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Advertisement TAGSADAPTchild abusefeaturedfull-imageMajella FoleyviolenceWomens Aid Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Email WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Printcenter_img Previous articleLimerick County Registrar to act as specialist judgeNext articlePublic bike scheme to operate in Limerick Editor NewsLimerick groups react to rise in violence against childrenBy Editor – June 12, 2013 2415 Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Linkedin First Irish death from Coronavirus ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services in Rosbrien has described the 55 per cent increase in violence against children in homes where women have been abused as “truly shocking.”Figures released this week by Women’s Aid showed that a growing number of children were being attacked while their mothers were victimised by a partner.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The charity reported 16,200 counts of physical, emotional, sexual and financial abuse of women in 2012, with 3,230 disclosing a child was targeted in the home – up from 2,076 in 2011.Another 1,211 children had witnessed horrific abuse and violence against their mothers, including rape.Majella Foley Friel, Training Development Coordinator with Adapt said: “Instead of preserving children’s innocence, this behaviour is exposing them to brutality and can be extremely frightening. It normalises these behaviours and puts the children in an extremely vulnerable position,” she said.Women’s Aid director Margaret Martin, said domestic violence is a serious crime that remains hidden and minimised.“In 2012, women told us on 3,230 occasions that their children were being hit, including with household items, smacked, constantly shouted at, and in some cases, sexually abused,” she said.“Children have witnessed their pets being abused, kicked and thrown against walls.“At times, the perpetrator of the abuse has deliberately targeted the children as a way to hurt both them and their mother.”The charity warned that the more severe the violence against the mother, the higher the risk of abuse against the children in the home.The report found that six out of ten had been living with abuse for more than six years and only 7 per cent of women got support in the first year of an abusive relationship.Ms Martin revealed women reported being a prisoner in their own home, spat on, slapped, kicked, held down and strangled and beaten with household items, with some beaten and raped during pregnancy.To contact ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services in Rosbrien call 1800-200-504 Facebook Suffering in silence last_img read more

How Times of Crisis Cause Stress on Minority Homeowners

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago July 8, 2020 21,706 Views Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Is Your Program CARES Act Compliant? Next: Pandemic Policies and African American, Hispanic Borrowers The American Mortgage Diversity Council (AMDC) will host a webinar on July 22 titled, “Leading Beyond a Crisis: Driving Sustainable Homeownership in Diverse Communities.”The webinar will be held at 2-3 p.m. CDT.AMDC’s Chair of the Education and Community Outreach Subcommittee, Joe Velasquez, SVP, Neighborhood Lending, Bank of American, will lead a panel of experts who delve into the ways minority households are stressed during times of crisis.The webinar will also outline the steps mortgage professional can take to build a sustainable, equitable, and diverse housing ecosystem.Industry leaders participating in this webinar, along with Velasquez, are Dionne Cuello, VP, Diverse Market Segments, Citi; Suzy Lindblom, COO, Planet Home Lending; Alanna McCargo, VP, Housing Finance Policy Center, Urban Institute, and Lenny McNeil, EVP, U.S. Bank Home Mortgage.“The disparities in Black homeownership existed prior to COVID-19, and the pandemic threatens to worsen outcomes for Black and Latino renters and homeowners. We know they are more likely to hold jobs in sectors being directly affected by COVID-19, have less wealth to help them weather income losses, and are reporting higher rates of missed rent and mortgage payments and are less confident of making future ones,” said Alanna McCargo, VO, Housing Finance Policy Center, Urban Institue. “The Mortgage Markets COVID-19 Collaborative convened by Urban’s Housing Finance Policy Center is engaging with folks from across the housing finance ecosystem, consumer advocates and data providers, and our staff is analyzing data to better understand the equity implications of the crisis, as well as the policy responses to it thus far.”Lindblom said that while this topic is always important, it holds special significance with both the COVID-19 pandemic and the national diversity crisis.”We, as an industry, must stand up and come up with solutions to combat the challenge of lack of homeownership within the diverse communities,” she said. “We need to get to the root of the problem and come up with viable solutions to start the education early on with diverse communities, not only in homeownership but financial responsibility and assisting with job opportunities, training.”We need to make sure that we help with education starting in our schools, working with parents in the education of their children. If you come from a family of renters, there is no avenue in learning the benefits, the steps to become a homeowner. This is critical, to move to the root of the problem—we have to stop the cycle and opening up avenues for outreach to these communities to reach the financial security they deserve.Please visit the following link to register for the webinar. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago How Times of Crisis Cause Stress on Minority Homeowners Related Articles 2020-07-08 Mike Albanese  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / How Times of Crisis Cause Stress on Minority Homeowners Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese in Daily Dose, Featured, Media, Webinars Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Police in Derry appeal for information following burglary and theft of car

first_img Previous articleDonegal face Tyrone in Promotion Relegation play offNext articleDonegal ladies gear up for Westmeath meeting admin Homepage BannerNews Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Police in Derry appeal for information following burglary and theft of car 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ WhatsApp Police are appealing for information following a burglary at a house in the Gleneagles area of Derry.  At approximately 5 am, this morning two men entered the house and when confronted by the occupant left. It is thought they took the keys of a blue Octavia Skoda and returned later and made off in the car.The car was  later discovered extensively damaged by fire at around 8.15 am  in the Earhart park area.Detective Constable Tony Douglas is appealing to anyone who may have seen this vehicle or noticed anyone acting suspiciously in the area to contact Detectives at Strand Road on the non-emergency number 101. Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111. Google+center_img Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – April 11, 2015 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterestlast_img read more

The Property Centre raises £5,000

first_imgA team from Gloucestershire and Worcestershire agent, The Property Centre, with Dee & Griffin Solicitors climbed the National 3 Peaks in 24 hours and raised £5,000 for charity.“I’m so proud of what we’ve achieved,” said Steve Jones, Partner and one of the team to scale the heights of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon. “It was certainly a hard physical test – we’ve got the blisters and battered knees to prove it!”Conquering the National Three Peaks was the brainchild of Alex Diett, Manager of The Property Centre’s Abbeymead Branch in Gloucester, who organised everything, “The Challenge stretched us, both physically and mentally”, said Alex. “Ben Nevis was covered in snow, with freezing fog at the top and we couldn’t see the summit at all until we got up there, so it was important to stay focused. Scafell and Snowdon were shorter but steeper climbs, and presented their own different challenges. That’s where our team spirit came into its own. We all helped each other and knowing our efforts were benefiting National Star was a huge motivator. We visited their main campus at Ullenwood prior to doing the Challenge and were inspired by the amazing work they do with their students and the positive impact they have on the lives of young people with disabilities. Knowing that any money we raised was helping to fund that work kept us going long after we’d had our fill of flapjacks and bananas!”charity walk The Property Centre fundraising 2016-10-08The NegotiatorAny comments? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Laptops donated by Hunters in memory of murdered York estate agent28th April 2021 Your Move parent group posts extraordinary profits surge28th April 2021 TPFG boss: Why we’ve joined rival LSL’s mortgage network27th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » The Property Centre raises £5,000 The Property Centre raises £5,0008th October 20160554 Viewslast_img read more

Pieminister reveals pie and cider dream

first_imgPremium pie-maker Pieminister has revealed plans to take its pie and cider restaurant concept to cities across the UK.The first restaurant of its kind launched this March in Bristol, and its second is set to open in Manchester today (20 June 2013).The pie brand hopes to open a further 20 restaurants over the next five years, in addition to its original pie and mash cafés, which would take its total outlet count to almost 30 by 2018.Jon Simon and Tristan Hogg, who founded Pieminister in 2003, said they saw this as a key area of focus for the business going forward. Simon said: “Our ability to sell our product direct through our own outlets is unique within the national premium pie sector and gives us unrivalled access to our consumer. “This enables us to understand their desires and barriers when it comes to eating pies.  And our ability to talk face to face with our consumers drives new, incremental business to the chilled pie aisles in supermarkets, such as Waitrose and Sainsbury’s, and online at Ocado.”The restaurants will be licensed and will stay open late into the evening. There will be a bar area and more space for dining than in the pie and mash shops.In addition to the pies, there will be British nibbles, cheese boards, craft beers, cider and gin available.last_img read more

Testing gap across provinces slows down COVID-19 response in Indonesia

first_imgWith the COVID-19 pandemic requiring an unprecedented scale of laboratory testing, Indonesia continues to face disparities in testing between regions in the vast archipelago.The country is now operating 269 laboratories to run polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests for diagnoses, from only 12 labs allowed by the Health Ministry in mid-March, when the country reported its first confirmed cases.Half of these labs are located in Java, Indonesia’s most populous island that is home to some 141 million of the country’s 270 million population. Java is at the advantage of being the home base for many ministry-run laboratories, state universities and private hospitals and labs. In Jakarta, most of the labs are run by ministries or private entities.All 34 provinces now have their own PCR machines, but provinces like Riau, home to some 7 million people, North Maluku, North Kalimantan and Southeast Sulawesi only operate one lab each, while Jambi, Bengkulu, Central Kalimantan, Gorontalo and Maluku have two labs each.Read also: COVID-19 leaves lab workers grappling with unprecedented testing scaleThe head of Andalas University’s infectious disease diagnostic and research laboratory, Andani Eka Putra, acknowledged there was a lab disparity even prior to the outbreak, but what he regretted most was the “centralism” seen from the government at the beginning of the epidemic. Topics : The 12 labs allowed to run the tests in mid-March were mostly Health Ministry labs. The number grew gradually before the ministry eventually allowed a wider network of labs, including private ones, to conduct testing after President Joko “Jokowi” ordered the upscaling of tests in April.He has since ordered the further upscaling of tests to 30,000 samples per day, but in the past week, the number of new samples tested hovered at around 20,000 a day and the number of new people tested at 14,000 per day.Indonesia has tested a total of 1.2 million swab samples from 737,844 people, but experts say testing remains concentrated in several areas, with Jakarta accounting for 30 percent of the total samples tested.Health Ministry data dated July 19 and obtained by The Jakarta Post showed that Jakarta, with 44 labs, had run 377,235 tests, or 35,438 tests per 1 million population.Hardest-hit province East Java, home to roughly 40 million people, has run 107,074 tests, or 2,685 tests per 1 million people.Indonesia’s most populous province West Java, with a population of almost 50 million, has run 111,716 tests, or 2,237 per 1 million population.A Flourish mapcenter_img “I remember the South Korean government gathering everyone with lab competency — be it from the health sector, universities or research agencies — in the early days of the pandemic, asking everyone to work together as one,” he said.“Here, we went the other way: it was all centralized. As a result, we were paralyzed. Now all suitable labs are allowed to participate in testing, [but] quality control is not clear.” Central Java, which has seen an average of 250 daily new cases in the past week and is home to 35 million people, has run 80,737 tests or 2,311 per 1 million people.The most populous province outside Java, North Sumatra, which has a population of 15 million, has run 23,669 tests or 1,610 tests per 1 million people.Some provinces recording confirmed cases below 300, such as Aceh, West Sulawesi, Jambi, Lampung and Central Sulawesi, have each run less than 1,000 tests per 1 million population. Jambi has the lowest rate with 142 tests per 1 million population, West Sulawesi with 413 tests, Lampung 448 and Central Sulawesi 906.Read also: Govt launches mobile laboratory to increase COVID-19 testing capacityThe World Health Organization has recommended a minimum case detection benchmark of 1 test per 1,000 population per week to be able to define a region’s positivity rate.It suggests a positivity rate of 5 percent and lower for two weeks as part of the criteria in assessing coronavirus transmissions. The Health Ministry’s revised guidelines on COVID-19 response have also adopted this criterion.But the WHO’s latest situation report on Indonesia revealed that in Java, only Jakarta had so far met this benchmark.Nasser, an expert staffer on Indonesia’s COVID-19 task force, said five other Java provinces had yet to meet the benchmark given their large populations. The problems, he said, did not only stop at the number of labs.”There is a problem with human resources, also with the [slow] reporting of results and reagents. There are labs using reagents that turn out to be unsuitable, so they have to change the reagents or the kits,” he said. “Everything is so sudden and new, so there wasn’t really any time to prepare the labs well.”In densely populated areas like in Java and Sumatra, Nasser said the aim was to have a lab within every 100 or 200 kilometers — in other words, in every city and regency. On other islands with a smaller population and lower population density, a small number of labs would suffice as long as authorities ensured the smooth transportation of test samples, he said.Andani of Andalas University said meeting the minimum testing benchmark and positivity rate was important for all regions, including those with few labs, to prevent regions from tampering with testing numbers to maintain or earn a low-risk status.He said regions with a small number of labs could meet the benchmark by hiring more lab workers to allow them to run tests at their full capacity, 24 hours a week. A lab needs to employ at least 60 workers to test 4,000 samples per day, he added.”Labs can run at their fullest capacity as long as they want to be open to recruiting graduate and post-graduate students with experience in molecular [biology], even if they are not working in the health sector.”But local administrations should also provide incentives and living accommodation to protect workers being exposed to the virus and avoid the risk of them contaminating the labs, he said, adding that they must also intensify contact tracing.last_img read more