‘We are the forgotten people’ – resident

first_imgAdvertisement Email Print Colum Coomey goes walkabout in run-down Ballinacurra Weston, where boarded up houses dot the landscape DRUG dealers are tightening their grip on Ballinacurra Weston….and houses continue to be boarded up. Local activist Joe Lynch is putting the blame at the door of Regeneration, and says they have become the forgotten people. He said: “This area has been devastated by drugs and many residents have been forced out due to intimidation”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He pointed out a boarded up house on Crecora Avenue where a resident was forced out of due to intimidation, after 60 years living in the area.Lynch added: “Many families have been forced to get loans to pay off gangs who came seeking money for their children’s drug debts”.One of Limerick’s deadliest gangs is believed to operate in the area.  He continued: “They attract young lads to the lifestyle by offering them horses and in some cases guns, so they can terrorise residents”.An indicator that drugs are available in the area can be seen from shoes hanging from a telephone wire in the centre of Clarina Avenue.Fellow community activist Sean O’Neill, said the problems had been intensified by the lack of action from Regeneration: “They have done nothing for the people here. All they have done is knock houses and make a ghetto out of the place”.He commented further: “When people in the media questioned what has been done so far, they answered they had sorted out the anti-social behaviour…but that was the work of the gardai”.Patrick O’Grady, who has been a resident in Clarina Avenue for 52 years, told the Limerick Post he was fed up with Regeneration: “If they came along and said we’re not knocking them houses, we’d know where we stood”.Two of the four houses in his row are boarded up, leaving him surrounded by abandoned units. Other residences in Weston Gardens and Clarina Park have suffered the same fate.Of the 48 houses that were originally built in Clarina Park, just nine remain occupied.One resident said: “This house is infested with rats and it’s so cold I’ve had to move my bed downstairs in front of the fire”. On leaving Clarina Park, city council officials were investigating rubbish which had been dumped on barren land, the result of house demolition.   There are over 20 boarded up houses in Clarina Avenue and Crecora Avenue.Stephen Corbett, of Crecora Avenue, commented: “My house is worth nothing now. My wife wants to board up the house and rent somewhere else”.Another Crecora Avenue resident, whose daughter lives in the centre of a row of abandoned houses, said: “We’re the forgotten people up here”.Patrick O’Grady feels abandoned by Regeneration: “They couldn’t have left this place worse than it is. You’d be afraid to do anything with your house in case they decide to knock it”.Looking at the row of houses from Hyde Road up to Crecora Avenue and Clarina Avenue, Lynch concluded: “My family moved out here from a lane in the city when I was a child and we thought it was heaven. Now look at it, it’s worse than the lane we came out of”.Sean O’ Neill pictured outside of a derelict house on Clarina Avenue and (inset) shoes hang from overhead electrical wires indicating that the availability of drugs. Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img NewsLocal News‘We are the forgotten people’ – residentBy admin – February 18, 2010 1617 Previous articleKenny’s hilarious show at UCHNext article“It’s a fair step up”- Justin Mc Carthy admin Linkedin Facebooklast_img read more

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HR is at the heart of huge growth plans at Unilever

first_imgHR is at the heart of huge growth plans at UnileverOn 30 Oct 2001 in HR transformation, Personnel Today Related posts: Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. center_img Features list 2021 – submitting content to Personnel TodayOn this page you will find details of how to submit content to Personnel Today. We do not publish a… Consumergoods giant Unilever has put HR at the centre of its bid to transform thecompany and achieve ambitious growth.Thecompany wants to increase its revenue from 2 to 6 per cent and to achieve thisit has had to redefine its whole business strategy in the last year.  AgnesRoux-Kiener, director of organisation effectiveness in Unilever’s corporate HRgroup, told the seminar on Organising for Success that HR made sure it did notremain a back-office function in the new Unilever model.Personnelhas followed the example of IT and marketing by having an HR academy fortraining the team and HR websites.”HRis not separate from the rest of the business and the transformation has beenled by HR. “Peoplehave said that HR is a back office function – we are not happy about that andwe are making sure we are adding value to the business. HR is about movingpeople in, developing people and moving them on,” she said. last_img read more

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GREGG/HALE PUBLIC SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY, ELECTION DAY

first_imgGREGG/HALE PUBLIC SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY, ELECTION DAYINDIANAPOLIS – Today the Gregg for Governor campaign released the public schedule for John Gregg, Democratic candidate for governor, and State Rep. Christina Hale, Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, for November 7 and 8, 2016.All times are local. This schedule will be updated with additional locations and events.Monday, November 7, 2016• John Gregg will visit Fort Wayne to thank volunteers for their work on the campaign. He will stop by the Gregg for Governor Field Office located at 7301 Decatur Road at 10:00 a.m. Members of the media are invited to attend and Gregg will be available for interviews.• John Gregg will be New Albany at 12:00 p.m. to greet volunteers and thank them for their work. Gregg will visit a call center hosted at the New Albany Roadhouse, 1706 Graybrook Lane, in New Albany. Members of the media are invited to attend and Gregg will be available for interviews during the visit.• John Gregg will be in Evansville starting at 1:00 pm (local time) to thank volunteers for their work. He will visit the Gregg for Governor Field Office located at 1010 Sycamore Street in Evansville. Members of the media are invited to attend and Gregg will be available for interviews during the stop.Tuesday, November 8, 2016:• John Gregg and his family will vote at 200 Ross Street in Sandborn at approximately 7:00 a.m. Members of the media are invited to attend and Gregg will be available for comment after he casts his ballot.• Christina Hale and her family will vote at First Friends Church, 3030 Kessler Boulevard East Drive in Indianapolis, at approximately 7:00 a.m. Members of the media are invited and Hale will be available for comment after she votes.• John Gregg will visit the Vigo County Democratic Party Headquarters, 120 Cherry Street, in Terre Haute at 9:30 a.m. to thank volunteers for their work. Members of the media are invited and Gregg will available for comment.• Christina Hale will stop by the Gregg for Governor Field Office in Fishers, located at 7450 Fishers Station Drive, to thank volunteers for their work starting at 9:30 a.m. Members of the media are invited and Hale will be available for comment at the stop.• Christina Hale will stop by the Gregg for Governor Field Office, located at 2601 East 46th Street in Indianapolis, to thank volunteers for their work at 11:00 a.m. Members of the media are invited and Hale will be available for comment at the stop.• John Gregg will stop by the polling location at Indianapolis Public School #63, at 1163 North Belmont Avenue, in Indianapolis to greet voters at 11:30 a.m. Members of the media are invited and Gregg will be available for comment.• John Gregg and Christina Hale will join other Democratic candidates and supporters for lunch at the Kountry Kitchen, located at 1831 North College Avenue, in Indianapolis, at noon. Members of the media are invited and both Gregg and Hale will be available for comment to the media.• Christina Hale will stop by the Gregg for Governor Field Office in downtown Indianapolis, located at IBEW 481, 1828 North Meridian Street, at 1:30 p.m. Members of the media are invited and Hale will be available for comment at the stop.• John Gregg will stop by the polling location at Guion Creek Elementary School, located at 4301 West 52nd Street in Indianapolis, at 2:00 p.m. to greet voters. Members of the media are invited and Gregg will be available for comment.• John Gregg will stop by the polling location at Martin Luther King Community Center, located at 40 West 40th Street in Indianapolis, at 3:00 p.m. to greet voters. Members of the media are invited and Gregg will be available for comment.• John Gregg will stop by the polling location at the Messiah Missionary Baptist Church, located 5640 East 38th Street in Indianapolis, at 3:45 p.m. to greet voters. Members of the media are invited and Gregg will be available for comment.• John Gregg and Christina Hale will join fellow Democrats and supporters at the Indiana Democratic Party’s Watch Party held at the Indiana Convention Center’s 500 Ballroom. Members of media should contact the Indiana Democratic Party for press credentials.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Wimbledon 2019: Roger Federer unfazed by prospect of Novak Djokovic taking his Grand Slam record

first_img Wimbledon 2019: Novak Djokovic relies on mental strength after ‘most demanding’ match of his career Wimbledon 2019: 7 crazy facts from historic Novak Djokovic-Roger Federer match Wimbledon 2019: Best reactions to Novak Djokovic’s insane win over Roger Federer “For now it hurts, and it should, like every loss does here at Wimbledon. I think it’s a mindset. I’m very strong at being able to move on because I don’t want to be depressed about actually an amazing tennis match.”This one is more straightforward maybe in some ways because we didn’t have the rain delays, we didn’t have the night coming in and all that stuff. But sure, epic ending, so close, so many moments.”Sure, there’s similarities. But you got to go dig, see what they are. I’m the loser both times, so that’s the only similarity I see.” Federer has the most in men’s singles, with 20, while Nadal sits between the pair with 18.Ahead of his 38th birthday next month, Federer was asked for his thoughts on being overhauled by one or both of his younger rivals, but the Swiss insisted it was not something that drove him to continued success. Related News “I take motivation from different places,” he told a media conference. “Not so much from trying to stay ahead because I broke the record, and if somebody else does, well, that’s great for them.”You can’t protect everything anyway. I didn’t become a tennis player for that. I really didn’t.”It’s about trying to win Wimbledon, trying to have good runs here, playing in front of such an amazing crowd in this Centre Court against players like Novak and so forth. That’s what I play for.”A final to go down in history…With shots like this from @RogerFederer, it’s easy to see why #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/4MzRItnTAX— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 14, 2019Federer’s defeat — at the end of a final set which went to a tie-break after he and Djokovic were level at 12-12 — brought back memories of his epic 2008 decider against Nadal at the All England Club, when the Spaniard prevailed over five classic sets.”Similar to ’08 maybe, I will look back at it and think, ‘well, it’s not that bad after all,'” Federer reflected. Roger Federer is not worried about Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal potentially usurping him as the most successful player in the history of men’s tennis following his Wimbledon defeat.World number one Djokovic won a five-set, near five-hour marathon 7-6 (7-5), 1-6, 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 13-12 (7-3) on Centre Court on Sunday to claim his fifth Wimbledon crown and the 16th grand slam title of his career.last_img read more

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MICHO: We were undone by stage fright

first_imgFULL STORY: Ayew sinks Uganda (CLICK TO READ)He added: “I believe our team has seen that our level of fitness acquired in preparation is enough for this competition but there are other aspects we need to correct.”Uganda face record seven-time winners Egypt in their next outing at the same stadium on Saturday.“No matter that the giants Egypt and Mali are in front of us, we still believe and we will give 200 percent in order to go further,” added the coach known as “Micho”.RELATED STORY: What does Cranes need to make it in Gabon?Share on: WhatsApp Port-Gentil, Gabon | AFP | Uganda coach Milutin Sredojevic admitted that the occasion got to his players as they succumbed to a 1-0 defeat to Ghana in their first match back at the Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday.Thirty-nine years after losing to Ghana in the 1978 final, the Cranes made their comeback in the tournament in Port-Gentil but lost their Group D opener to a first-half Andre Ayew penalty.“In 39 years we have not been there and in the first half we had an element of stage fright,” admitted Serbian coach Sredojevic after defender Isaac Isinde’s foul on Asamoah Gyan for the penalty proved decisive.“We paid dearly for the mistake that is hard to explain. The experience of a great player allowed him to intercept and win the penalty that Ayew converted.“At half-time we were fully aware that we are on the big stage. It needed man management and awakening of every player, injecting belief that we can play.“We risked everything at the end but unfortunately it didn’t come our way.”last_img read more

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Home Instead Senior Care’s Mission Medicine Will Help Protect Local Seniors…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Home Instead Senior Care’s Mission Medicine Will Help Protect Local Seniors by Disposing of Old MedsThe South Puget Sound office of Home Instead Senior Care has scheduled Mission MedicineSM Saturday, August 6th from 11AM – 2PM to help seniors dispose of expired or no longer used medications. The event, co-sponsored by Providence SoundHomeCare & Hospice, will be held at Kirk’s CHS Home Medical on Martin Way, in Lacey.Seniors or their family members can simply drive up to the location where the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office will be on hand to oversee the drop-off of medications into a locked container. After the event, the medications collected will be properly disposed.“This program is a way to help protect seniors from accidentally using expired medications as well as safeguarding them from the potential for theft of medications from their homes,” said Kelly Cavenah of the Home Instead Senior Care local office. “The project also can help protect the environment including pets and other animals by providing a safe way to dispose of prescription drugs before they are introduced into landfills or the water supply,” said Judy Datsko, Community Liaison Nurse with Providence SoundHomeCare & Hospice.The average senior takes four to six different prescriptions a day and refills their prescriptions 12 to 17 times a year, according to the health-care company Arcadia Healthcare. Furthermore, 28 percent of geriatric hospitalizations are attributed to adverse reactions, the group said.In conjunction with law enforcement agencies, Home Instead Senior Care franchise owners plan to launch Mission Medicine throughout North America.“Considering such a significant impact on seniors and society, the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office considers our donation of time for the project an important community service,” said Sergeant Ken Clark. After the medications are collected, they will be weighed by the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office before they are destroyed.Home Instead Senior Care’s Mission Medicine is a program of Home Instead Senior Care. For more information about the project, contact Kelly Cavenah at 360.570.0049 To learn more about Home Instead Senior Care, log on to www.homeinstead.com.last_img read more

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