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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

Ocean City Schools Honor Retirees and Teachers of Year

first_imgTEACHERS OF THE YEARSchool Board President Joe Clark, Superintendent Kathleen Taylor, Nick Verducci, Michelle Dill, Mary Beth Libro, Primary School Principal Cathleen Smith, High School Principal Matt Jamison and Intermediate School Principal Geoffrey Haines.Mary Beth Libro: A “caring and supportive” third-grade teacher at Ocean City Primary School.Nick Verducci: An eighth-grade social studies teacher and Fishing Club founder at Ocean City Intermediate School.Michelle Dill: An Algebra II and Calculus B/C teacher at Ocean City High School. SUPPORT STAFF OF THE YEARSuperintendent Kathleen Taylor, Janice Rogers, Mardee Brown and Intermediate School Principal Geoffrey Haines.Mardee Brown: Secretary of Guidance Department at Ocean City Intermediate SchoolJanice Rogers: Custodian at Ocean City High SchoolNot present — Sue Richards: Ocean City Primary School The Ocean City Board of Education recognized retirees, teachers of the year and support staff members of the year in a presentation before Wednesday’s public meeting.The following district employees were honored, each with individual tributes read by Superintendent Kathleen Taylor and by school principals. ALSO HONOREDCholehna Weaver: An Ocean City Intermediate School social studies teacher who was awarded a scholarship for a Fulbright-Hays Seminar Abroad in China.Rosemary Millar: The nurse at Ocean City High School received statewide recognition for creating laminated AED instructions and locations to be worn by all staff members. The push to educate students in CPR is part of an effort to expand the focus of “Janet’s Law,” a bill that was recently enacted in memory of Janet Zelinski, an 11-year old New Jersey girl who died of sudden cardiac arrest following a cheerleading squad practice. OCEAN CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT RETIREES Superintendent Kathleen Taylor, School Board President Joe Clark, Kathryn Johnson, Judy Dickens,  Debbie Volturo, Intermediate School Principal Geoffrey Haines, Ellen Wright, Primary School Principal Cathleen Smith, High School Principal Matt Jamison and Director of Special Services Matthew Carey.Dr. Ellen Wright: A learning disabilities teacher consultant with extensive experience in the district, as an instructor at Stockton University and as a private consultant.Judy Dickens: An Ocean City Intermediate School art teacher who has worked in the district since 1990 and inspired students through projects such as surfboard mosaic art.Debbie Volturo: A fourth-grade teacher at Ocean City Intermediate School who has helped students achieve in math and science, and who introduced students to practical applications such as a statewide stock market game.Kathy Johnson: A fourth-grade math and science teacher with 25 years experience in the district whose mother taught in the district. Johnson and her children attended school in the district.Not present: Erik Ortolf: 25 years of service in the districtLaura Thomas: 12 years of service in the districtJack Myers: 23 years of service in the districtlast_img read more

Boone’s Underground Bike Polo League

first_imgThe Secret World of Bikes Hitting Bikes, Intense Competition and Camaraderie Story by Eric CrewsAs Seen in the High Country PressEvery Monday afternoon around 6:30 p.m., when the weather allows, a small but dedicated group of Boone’s best bike polo players take the field at Junaluska Park. The two teams line up on either end of the old, abandoned baseball field and, with a chorus of yells, charge toward the center of the field. The bikes, and the riders who propel them, collide with one another as the players battle for position and swing wildly with their mallets at the soft, grapefruit-size ball. They ram each other’s bikes, push one another down and yell vicious insults at one another as they rush full-speed across the grass, sparing nothing in hopes of victory.As fierce and intimidating as it sounds, bike polo is how these young men prefer to spend their time after work. Their jobs during the day range from bike shop mechanics, to carpenters, to business owners, but when they share the field none of that matters.“It’s all about going out and having fun,” John Fennell, an employee at Magic Cycles, said before the match on Monday. “We try not to take it too seriously, but,” he said, lingering for a moment, “we definitely play to win.”In different incarnations, Fennell explained, bike polo has been an off-and-on, semi-organized sport in Boone since the 1990s, when Mike Boone of Magic Cycles and Shaw Brown of Boone Bike and Touring bought sets of mallets, organized two teams and began playing.But over the past two years, the play has become more regular, the teams stay more or less the same from week to week and each team has their own jerseys.“Everyone has gotten more organized and consistent for the last two years,” Fennell said. “And, although we don’t have official teams, there are certain people who always play against one another.”“I enjoy the competition and the camaraderie of it,” Sam Hutchens of Boone Bike and Touring said. “It’s one of those things that you don’t have to be the fittest, fastest guy out there to be good at bike polo. It helps, without a doubt. But you can be out there and not be in shape at all and score some points.”In bike polo, points are scored by hitting the ball between the goal—a pair of cones spaced about 10 feet apart from one another—while the charging horde of bikes crowds around in an attempt to block the goal. Most goals—though not all goals—are scored on the breakaway by a fast rider who can out-sprint his competition to the ball and make the clutch shot count while under pressure.The goal on every Monday afternoon is to play three games to seven points; that way there can be a clear winner of the week, and bragging rights can be established. “Basically, our goal is to make sure we get three games in so that we can have a champion,” Hutchens said. “We play on Mondays but we see each other throughout the week so we’re always digging on each other. If one team wins one week then the other team basically gives ‘em hell the next week. It’s just a general good time. Everybody’s got a smile on their face, yet it’s super competitive and just a great time, all around.”When asked if taking bike polo in Boone to the next level with more competitive play and matches against other teams was a future possibility, Hutchens and Fennell both shrugged it off and said that they believe it would take some of the enjoyment away from what they do for fun.“There actually is serious world class play,” Hutchens said. “But the rules that they play by are just too strict. We really get a lot of happiness out of bumping people out of the way. We’re not trying to hurt anybody, but I’m not going to shy away from throwing an elbow or anything. Those guys in leagues are serious though. They play that you lose the ball if you do something like [throw an elbow] and you have to start over. We’ve talked about getting more serious, but, for us, we feel it would just take the fun out of it. We’re happier just doing our own thing and playing with people we know, people that we know if we knock them off their bike they’re not going to get up and try to fight us or anything like that. We’re all just friends having fun.”While having fun and getting exercise is what bike polo is all about for this group, finding a place to play over the years has been difficult.“Basically, we’ve been kicked off of every field in Boone, except for Junaluska Park,” Hutchens said. “When we started playing we played in the field on Greenway Road where the new medical facility is located. After that, we tried playing at Brookshire Park but we got kicked out of there. ASU has forbidden us from playing on any grass surface at State Farm. The only place we haven’t been kicked off of is Junaluska Park.”Although the field at Junaluska Park is not ideal for bike polo because of its irregular shape, the unleveled surface and the consistent muddy area in the center, the bike polo players are happy to have a place to play.“It’s super small, not even level—it pretty much slopes from one end to the other—there’s a huge mud hole that never dries up and it acts as the drain field for the rest of the park, so it stays wet after it rains,” Hutchens said. “But we’ve just kind of taken it on as our own field. And we really like that it is in town. So many of us are coming from town, whether from the bike shops or other places, it’s nice to be able to ride your bike to the field.”On the triangular shaped field—an old baseball diamond that is too small for all types of baseball, except perhaps whiffle ball—the bike polo players are battling it out in game three. The dusk is settling quickly, but from the looks of it, they’ve only just warmed up. The trash talking mixes with words of encouragement from teammates and the clang of bikes hitting bikes. A quick flurry of scores puts the black team ahead 3-0, and a few members of the white team shake their heads and agree that it will take a miracle to come back from this deficit. As the white team puts the ball into play and heads out to try for “the miracle comeback,” it is easy to remember back to the games we played as young kids, and exciting to know that, for some, the thrill and enjoyment of the game lives on.last_img read more

Kelly Dodd Slams ‘RHOC’ Costar Braunwyn Windham-Burke for Nannies

first_imgWhile Braunwyn has yet to publicly respond to Kelly’s diss, she has been open about going through personal changes in recent weeks. In addition to Sean temporally moving out of their OC home, she exclusively told Us Weekly that she was seeing someone “special” – who isn’t her husband of 20 years.Kelly Dodd Slams RHOC Costar Braunwyn Windham-Burke Season 15 ReunionBraunwyn Windham-Burke and Kelly Dodd Randy Shropshire/Bravo“There’s someone in my life right now that makes me happy and I smile just thinking about, but I kinda want to protect it right now,” Braunwyn told Us in October, noting she and Sean have no plans to divorce. “There are just some things that I have discovered about myself that I wanna explore a little more and he’s very supportive. He understands and, you know, I am living a very authentic life right now and I’ve never given myself permission to do that. … I’m 42 and there are just parts of me that … I pushed down and now I’m allowing myself to live authentically.”- Advertisement – “I never abandoned my daughter during Covid. She was with her grandmother and father when I was stuck in NYC. Braunwyn on the other hand travelled to Puerto Rico, Aspen, Salt Lake City and elsewhere without her kids who spent and continue to spend time with nannies, not their mom,” Kelly wrote, according to a screenshot. “I have on child (teenager). She has 7 including 4 ages 2-6.”Kelly Dodd Slams RHOC Costar Braunwyn Windham-Burke Season 15 ReunionKelly Dodd and Braunwyn Windham-Burke Shutterstock; BravoBraunwyn is the mother of Bella, 20, Rowan, 18, Jacob, 15, 7-year-old twins Caden and Curren, Koa, 5, and Hazel, 2, whom she shares with her husband, Sean Burke. Amid speculation about the couple’s marriage, Braunwyn was spotted spending time with new cast members from The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City in Utah and Real Housewives of New York City alum Barbara Kavovit in The Hamptons.Kelly, who shares 14-year-old daughter Jolie with ex-husband Michael Dodd, has also come under fire for her controversial comments about the COVID-19 crisis. She concluded, “There’s so much more I can’t wait to say at the reunion so stay tuned. Poor Braunwyn will be eaten alive.”- Advertisement – Consider Braunwyn Windham-Burke warned. Kelly Dodd slammed her Real Housewives of Orange County star via Instagram — and made it clear she won’t be holding back at the upcoming season 15 reunion taping.Kelly, 45, accused Braunwyn, 42, of being a hypocrite for traveling without her children in recent weeks amid the coronavirus pandemic.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Weeks later, Braunwyn announced that Sean moved home.“Thank you @seanwindhamburke for being by my side these past few crazy months,” the Bravo personality wrote on November 4 via Instagram. “We might be doing things our own way, but it’s working and it’s working well. So happy to have you back home.”Kelly Dodd Slams RHOC Costar Braunwyn Windham-Burke Season 15 Reunion Cast(L-R) Braunwyn Windham-Burke, Gina Kirschenheiter, Emily Simpson, Shannon Storms Beador, Kelly Dodd, Elizabeth Lyn Vargas. Tommy Garcia/Yavir Ramawtar/BravoThe Real Housewives of Orange County airs on Bravo Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET.Listen to Getting Real with the Housewives, your one-stop destination for Housewives news and exclusive interviewslast_img read more

DTZ profits drop by a third

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Bereaved Victor Osimhen Arrives Lagos by Private Jet

first_imgVictor Osimhen who lost his father on Saturday night has arrived in Nigeria. It was gathered that the Lille star arrived with three other national team players aboard a private plane provided by his Ligue 1 club.He landed at the private wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport on Monday evening. The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick had earlier disclosed that the federation was working with the relevant federal agency to issue a landing permit for the private jet bringing the player.Osimhen has been prominent in the Super Eagles since coming in as a good replacement for goal-poacher, Odion Ighalo who retired after limping off the pitch in Nigeria’s match with Tunisia at the last Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. Victor Osimhen In subsequent matches, Osimhen has found the net. No date has been announced yet for the burial of his father.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_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

Walk often for health – McDan chief urges Ghanaians

first_imgMcDan Group chairman, Dr Daniel Mckorley has proposed regular walking as one of the surest ways of healthy living.The multiple award-winning company chairman on Saturday led the staff of his outfit, its clients and the general public in a 5km brisk walking from Ayi Mensah to the Peduase Junior High School, Aburi.The walk is the last in the series of the company’s quarterly walks for 2017 and was done in partnership with Lexis Bill dubbed McDan ‘Walk with Lexis’. At the Peduase Junior High School, the participants crowned the early morning exercise with aerobics and health screening supervised by a professional gym instructor and competent health screening team. To Dr Mckorley, regular walking is one of the surest ways to guarantee healthy living and keeps one from regular visits to the clinic. He told the media in a post-walk interview “Let’s walk often, it will save us a lot of medical bills. Midway on the mountain, some felt like giving up, but l must say finishing it has really paid off, I feel energized, l believe we have burnt some calories.” I will encourage all and sundry to take regular walking a priority, we at McDan think about the welfare of our team, clients, and the general public hence this exercise. “Twellium Industries, producers of Rush Energy and Run Energy drink were one of the supporters of the walk who supported with their energy drinks. The McDan Group chairman, Dr Daniel Mckorley took the opportunity to wish the General Public a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.last_img read more

UPL KICK-OFF: We are on right track, says Magogo

first_imgThe likes of Onduparaka in Arua and Bright Stars have also shown intent to match the ‘big boys’.The build-up to the new season has pleased Magogo. “We need to see deliberate efforts to recruit fans in numbers,” said Magogo, indicating that those number can easily be translated into steady revenue for Ugandan football clubs.“This will eventually tap into the over sh700billion available Ugandan advertising basket through big volume club football sponsorships,” Magogo added, before warning “Whereas we are now getting to talk, let us actually walk the talk through the season. Pressers, pictures and graphics are one thing, but running a pro club is another.”“Pro clubs are only successful with numbers of fans to balance the finance equation. Money must be coming from numbers of fans as gate collections (season tickets), buying genuine club merchandise and corporate sponsors targeting fans not money from individuals or organisations.”MIKE Mutebi, coach of defending champions KCCA FC. PHOTO UPLBig guns target winning start as league kicks offBig guns SC Villa and KCCA start at home whilst Vipers will be away on Tuesday when the league kicks off with either targeting a bright start, reports UPL.CO.UG.At Masaka, record league winners SC Villa begin the hunt for the elusive 17th title with an affair against Shafik Bisaso coached Soana.The centre of attention will be on Bisaso who was sacked at Villa Park before being replaced by Bbosa and thus will have a big point to prove against his former employers.The hosts will look to new signings Simon Sserunkuma, Allan Kyambadde and Mahad Kakooza for inspiration but may miss midfielder Nicholas Kakooza due to delay in registration.The visitors have former SC Villa attacker Emmanuel Kalyowa to look up to.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 JOY: FUFA and KCCA FC officials celebrate a continental goal last season. Magogo (right) is optimistic the new season will be as exciting. PHOTO KCCA MEDIA#UPL Uganda ??  #Day1 Tuesday September 12, 2017SC Villa Vs Soana – Masaka Live on Azam One 4.00pmKCCA Vs Maroons – LugogoBul Vs Mbarara City – KakinduBright Stars Vs Vipers – MatuggaMasavu Vs Police – BugongaOnduparaka Vs Proline – AruaWednesday September 13, 2017Express Vs Kirinya Jinja SS – WankulukukuKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of  teams that have unveiled new players, new kit and plans to boost their fans base this year indicates the 2017/18 Azam Uganda Premier League that kicks-off on Tuesday could be one of the most competitive.“Club football is eventually picking the gospel we started in 2006, that is to professionalise. This will now trigger commercialization so that Ugandan football takes its deserved front seat as an advertising vehicle,” said Federation of Uganda Football Associations FUFA president Eng. Moses Magogo ahead of today’s opening matches.The big guns SC Villa, champions KCCA, Express and Vipers have given a professional touch to their build-up to the season, with pre-season friendlies followed by new-kit and new-players unveiling. Season tickets are the other attraction being offered as a way of ensuring the stadiums are packed all season.last_img read more

Be Amazed by Acclaimed Magician Jeff Evans, Watch an Awe-Inspiring Aerialist,…

first_imgFacebook11Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Hands On Children’s MuseumHands On Children’s Museum is hosting a play & learning event for adults only at the museum with Adult Swim: Magic & Awe, this Friday, November 16 from 7:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. The after-hours party for adults 21+ is a chance to eat, drink, and play like a kid again at the museum. Magic & Awe features exciting special guests and activities designed to explore magic, art, and science.Be amazed by the acclaimed magician Jeff Evans, watch aerialist performances by Airbound Arts, and enjoy magnetic experiments with our friends from OlyMEGA. You can also surround yourself in a rainbow of colors in the Ribbon Room – a multisensory installation, craft your own glowing magic wand with Shipwreck Beads, create a glow-in-the-dark painting under black lights, play with light and line in our light-painting photo booth, make music with a Theremin, and conduct experiments with Saint Martin’s University Chemistry and Physics Clubs.“Where else can you sip an Enchanted Elixir cocktail while exploring 150+ exciting exhibits dedicated to fun and learning?” asks Hands On Event Manager, Paulette Beadling. “Plan to have dinner at the museum; we’ll have legendary Ramblin’ Jack’s mac & cheese, gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and other tasty treats from the Play Day Café. Sophie’s Scoops will also be on site with handcrafted gelato for purchase.”This educational and fun night at the Museum is made possible through our event sponsors and partners MIXX 96 FM, Shipwreck Beads, OlyMEGA, Saint Martin’s Chemistry and Physics Clubs, Timberland Regional Library, Sofie’s Scoops, Batdorf & Bronson, Silver City Brewery, Olympia Beer, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Abby’s Cookies & Cupcakes, L&E Bottling Company, Total Wine & More, and Airbound Arts. The event is exclusively for adults, mixing good food and drink with playful science and learning at the Hands On Children’s Museum.Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 on the day of the event. While supplies last, buy 1 ticket at full price and get $10 off additional tickets using promo code: MAGIC2018. Your ticket includes museum admission, all activities, one drink coupon for an Enchanted Elixir cocktail, beer or wine, as well as complimentary popcorn, an Abby’s cupcake, water, and coffee. Additional food and adult beverages are available for purchase including the full menu from the Play Day Café, a pop-up mac & cheese stand, and handcrafted gelato from Sophie’s Scoops. Get your tickets today! Visit https://www.hocm.org/adultswim/.About the Hands On Children’s MuseumLocated on Olympia’s downtown East Bay waterfront, the Hands On Children’s Museum is the State’s premier early learning destination serving 315,000+ children and their families each year. The museum’s programs and exhibits are designed to encourage interaction and inquiry and inspire a lifelong love of learning. To learn more, visit www.hocm.org.last_img read more