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Questions for Tusla over child sex abuse allegations

first_imgAdvertisement Previous articleFree help to tackle school costsNext articleCouncillor warns of crack cocaine in West Limerick Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Full engagement with EU Commission vital for farm scheme flexibility in light of Covid-19 Seven Young People from Special Care are the First to Achieve Gaisce Awards Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Email Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State EU agreement a positive outcome for farmers and rural Ireland center_img TAGSjusticeJustice Minister Charlie FlanaganMinister for Children and Youth AffairsNiall Collins TDTusla RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin THE terms of reference for a special investigation into Tusla’s handling of the alleged child abuse and neglect of 16 children in County Limerick have been sent to Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan for his urgent consideration.And Limerick Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins is now seeking a clear statement on the issue, two weeks after concerns over delays in launching the investigation were first aired.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Last March, the Special Rapporteur on Child Protection Dr Geoffrey Shannon was assigned to investigate the circumstances surrounding the State’s involvement in uncovering one of the worst child sex abuse scandals to come to light in recent times.16 children from four families are believed to have been at the centre of some of the most horrific paedophilic abuse, neglect and exploitation in the history of the State.The Limerick Post reported that the Special Rapporteur was assisting in drafting the terms of reference but delays in concluding the matter were being criticised.This week however, it has been confirmed Minister Flanagan’s department has a draft of the terms of reference for the scope of the investigation.Responding to Deputy Collins, Minister Flanagan confirmed that his department “recently received the draft terms of reference in question and they are currently receiving attention.“This matter is a complex and sensitive one and it is essential that careful consideration is given to the terms of reference. I can assure the Deputy that my views, and the views of my Department, will be communicated to the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs in the very near future.Read more news stories here. Print NewsPoliticsQuestions for Tusla over child sex abuse allegationsBy Staff Reporter – July 5, 2018 2169 The Limerick man who will steer Tusla through choppy waters Limerick TD says GLAS payments welcome but ‘much more action’ needed to support Agri-sector last_img read more

Shell’s new college has over 50 per cent take-up

first_img Comments are closed. The Shell Open University has registered more than 5,500 staff from apotential 10,000 in its first six months of operation. The international university provides a mix of e-learning, blended learning andclassroom training for its exploration and production staff and is accessiblethrough the company intranet. RegyLoknes, senior learning and development adviser of Shell, said, “The newmodel was put in place as we had to revise our strategies to become moreeffective, flexible and cost effective to service our internal customers.”Most corporate universities simply focus on an e-learning approach, whichhas a 70 per cent student failure rate, he said. The £3m project is also an important recruitment and retention tool for thepetroleum firm. Loknes said, “It is used as an offensive recruitment tool in order todifferentiate Shell from other competitors. “It is also a key part of retention, as it is also linked to externalaccreditation from other universities to ensure staff have the developmentoptions they need and can pursue them inside the company rather thanleaving.” He also believes the university will contribute to the company’sperformance. “Our contribution to profitability is by ensuring we havecompetent staff globally. There is a business process in place linkingcompetence and numbers of staff to business performance, and the university isa key player in this,” he said. The university offers 240 different classroom training courses that are runin learning centres in the Netherlands, Oman, Sarawak, Nigeria, and the US, aswell as online courses and e-learning modules. Courses last from half a day to five weeks, and staff can study duringoffice hours and in their own time. It also offers them access to coaching andmentoring schemes. www.shell.comBy Katie Hawkins Previous Article Next Article Shell’s new college has over 50 per cent take-upOn 12 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Raila describes Ida Odinga as witty and charming

first_img@DavidMurathedav I am delighted to join the Next royal family in celebration of first Lady mama Ida odinga birthday as she turns a year older. On behalf of GEMA fraternity I want to pass my sincere gratitude to Her. She’s Hard working, determined and powerful woman I’ve ever seen. @prof_ongeri  May you be gifted with life’s biggest joys and never-ending bliss. After all, you yourself are a gift to earth, so you deserve the best. Happy birthday Mama Ida Odinga. Their son Raila Odinga Junior also on his twitter handle  wished the mum whatever makes her feel happy and loved. Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 @MutahiNgunyi  @RailaOdinga forgot to mention that TEACHER Ida, who taught my wife GEOGRAPHY at Kenya High School, has an INFECTIOUS sense of HUMOUR. Happy Birthday ‘Mwalimu’ and continue to DAZZLE babaman. It is GOOD for Country. @GovWOparanya: Birthdays are nothing but milestones of what u have achieved in life. Your future is full of many more milestones, each making a bigger achievement. Happy Birthday Mama @IdaOdinga , on this special day may u always see the beauty in this World & be encouraged to keep pressing on Over the weekend, Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru joined Raila Odinga’s family in celebrating Mama Ida Odinga‘s birthday at her Karen residence. Among other guests invited were David Murathe, Peter Kenneth, Homa Bay Woman Rep Gladys Wanga, Oburu Oginga, Wajir MP Fatuma Gedi and NGEC commissioner Priscilla Nyokabi. Waiguru described Ida as a strong, wise, graceful and selfless person.Also Read  Outcry as hippo launches vicious attack in Nyahururu Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga has described his wife Ida Odinga as a witty and charming source of guidance, inspiration and strength for their family.While wishing her a happy birthday, Raila on his tweet Monday said the family is grateful for her dynamic and adventurous spirit.Ida odinga turns 70 years today.last_img read more

What is XFL? What is the major difference between The Rock’s XFL and NFL?

first_imgLast Updated: 4th August, 2020 13:25 IST What Is XFL? What Is The Major Difference Between The Rock’s XFL And NFL? What is XFL? Analysing the rise and fall of NFL’s only rival after its $15 million takeover by former WWE star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and group. Just months ago, the future of XFL appeared grim after it was forced it suspend its revamped season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Subsequently, the league declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy and had been looking for a new buyer ever since. The only viable competition to the National Football League (NFL), XFL will be heading into a new direction after the league was purchased for $15 million by a group including Hollywood’s one of biggest names, Dwayne Johnson.  Written By Sujay Chakraborty 3 months ago McMahon defends firing Luck just before shutting down XFL LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US Also Read | How Much Did Vince McMahon Invest In XFL? XFL Files For Bankruptcy After Laying Off StaffDwayne “The Rock” Johnson along with his business partner Dany Garcia and RedBird Capital Partners acquired the league on Monday and the new owners are already planning to play next season. Garcia, who became the first female owner of a major American sports league, told ESPN: “We’re planning for it. We’re doing all the steps that need to happen for the execution of that. But we’re also being mindful to what has actually been successful.” Garcia also confirmed that the new owners are planning to kickstart a new era in XFL history by adopting a bubble format for 2021, similar to that of the NBA and MLS. Having just eight teams will make it easier for the league to create a safe “bubble environment,” reckons Dany Garcia.What is XFL? Difference between XFL and NFLA professional football league, XFL initially played its debut season in 2001, when it was joint-venture between WWE chairman Vince McMahon and NBC Sport. Due to the popularity of the NFL, America’s leading football league, the inaugural season was a major let down with reports suggesting the partners lost up to $35 million in the XFL. It wrapped up its proceedings after the first season bust. In 2018, McMahon once again aligned himself with the XFL, trying to create a separate niche for itself alongside NFL. Consisting of eight teams divided equally between an East and West division, the league was all set for its revamped season in 2020. The season was scrapped on March 8, just a month after its Opening Day. XFL has long strived to be the rival to the NFL that hasn’t had one since it merged with the American Football league (AFL) in 1970. However, the football league faced several setbacks which curtailed its aspirations on both occasions. Also Read | Vince McMahon Claims He’s Not The ‘bad Guy’ After XFL Bankruptcy SagaHow much is XFL worth? A new direction for NFL’s rival?XFL filed for bankruptcy on April 13, where it listed its value between $10 and $50 million. Most of the XFL employees including commissioner Oliver Luck were fired when the league suspended its business. President and chief operating officer Jeffrey Pollack are among the few active employees currently working towards formulating an organisational format for the third iteration of XFL. It is important to be noted that the acquisition of XFL must be first approved by a bankruptcy judge. The hearing is reportedly set for coming Friday. Also Read | Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Acquires XFLAlso Read | McMahon Defends Firing Luck Just Before Shutting Down XFL(Image Credits: Dwayne Johnson Twitter Handle) COMMENT WE RECOMMEND First Published: 4th August, 2020 13:25 IST 3 months ago Vince McMahon claims he’s not the ‘bad guy’ after XFL bankruptcy saga With my trail blazing partner @DanyGarciaCo & Red Bird Capital, we have acquired the XFL.With gratitude & passion I’ve built a career with my own two hands and will apply these callouses to our @xfl2020 brand.Excited to create something special for the fans! #XFL #fullcircle pic.twitter.com/LprJ6HjglD— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) August 3, 2020last_img read more

EDITORIAL: Not motivated to celebrate July 4th

first_imgIt’s almost July 4th, one of the biggest holidays in America.This year, it commemorates America’s 241st year of independence which was achieved in 1776. As is traditional, on the evening of July 4, colorful bombs (fireworks) will be bursting in the air, and, generally, millions of people will have a grand time across the country. But one cannot help wondering if for the majority of African-Americans and Caribbean-Americans who migrated to America, there’s absolute joy in their hearts as this anniversary approaches.Several years after the end of slavery; the official end of segregation and Jim Crow laws; and years after the Civil Rights Act, racism clings to American society like indelible ink to cloth. Shortly before the assassination of civil rights activist Malcolm X in 1965, he addressed the press on returning from a trip to Africa. He pointed out the hypocrisy in American society, citing that while some American leaders were decrying Apartheid in South Africa, they ignored prevailing acts of racism in their backyard. Forty-two years since Malcolm X’s death this hypocrisy, and related racist atrocities, continue.How many African-Americans can genuinely celebrate American independence and glory when black men and women continue to be wantonly slain by white police officers, and routinely the courts find the officers innocent?How can the majority of the black community celebrate the independence of a country that creates barriers to affordable healthcare and other basic social services taken for granted in less-developed countries? How can immigrants sing of “America the Beautiful” when their status as legal residents of the America they adopted as home is in constant jeopardy?Year after year, those within the federal government fail to pass immigration reform that assure immigrants they are welcome to live and work in America. Even more disconcerting is with all the blatant atrocities of racism in America, racism that did not escape the only black man that emerged as America’s President, there’s no identifiable leader; Democrat, Republican or Independent  actively pursuing solutions to the various issues that beset the black community.The mainstream media will give relatively brief sound bytes to the various atrocities meted out to blacks, like they did recently in the beating death of a black Muslim female teenager in Virginia by a white man. But, they soon return to hours and hours analyzing every act, every word, of the current occupant in the White House. One wonders if the issues afflicting the black race in America are too overwhelming for any leader, black or white, to adequately cope.America continues to wait for a leader in the capacity of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. to reappear. But then, any such potential leader could be conscious that King was assassinated trying to solve the conundrum that American racism is. The pulsating excitement and hope is remembered when Barack Obama was elected president in 2008. Looking back, it’s recognized such hope was indicative of a deep-rooted naiveite.Obama hardly had the opportunity to attend to some of the more prevailing issues affecting the black race. From he assumed the presidency, influential individuals among the white establishment vowed to make his presidency a failure. Although Obama prevailed over two terms, and accomplished much, now attempts are being made to erase those accomplishments. These are not being erased because they were ineffective and poorly planned, nor didn’t meet their objectives, but because they were implemented by the black president.For those in the African and Caribbean-American communities who don’t feel motivated to launch colorful bombs in the air on the night of July 4, and genuinely hail America’s 241st anniversary of independence, this lack of motivation can be understood. Perhaps, if in the ensuing year the establishment make real, serious attempts to address even some of the pertinent issues that affect these communities, people may be motivated to celebrate July 4 next year.last_img read more

Black Stars defender Rashid Sumaila hails Ghana’s character

first_imgGhana international based in South Africa, Rashid Sumaila has hailed the defensive set up of the  team for their resilience  after they soldiered on to the semi-finals of the CHAN with a 1-0 win over DR Congo on Sunday.Determination and aggression from the entire team ensured that the Stars edged out the maiden winners of the tournament to set up a last-four clash with rivals, Nigeria on Wednesday but I think our defenders were resolute.And the manner of their commitment to stick to instructions is one that has left the Ghana coach very impressed as we did in the All Africa Games in Maputo in 2011.”This was the way we started our project in the Mozambique in the All Africa Games in Maputo in 2011 under Coach Kwesi Appiah and Maxwell Konadu. I know many people had little confidence in this team by gradually they have made a final four and definitely will surely beat Nigeria to reach the grand finale, “he told JOY Sports.Kwabena Adusei scored a 67th minute penalty to secure Ghana a place in the semi-final as they make their third-straight appearance at the tournament.Rashid Sumaila who has recovered fully will be in action over the weekendlast_img read more