Facebook Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Advertisement Linkedin Email No vaccines in Limerick yet Previous articleAndy Lee hoping to get career back on track with win tonightNext articleEmployment Minister vows to ‘up-skill’ local workers Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Chris Egan pictured with Roy KeaneFOUR years after he sailed around Ireland as part of a fundraising campaign, Limerick cancer survivor Chris Egan will take to the seas again – only this time he’s battling a debilitating sight condition.In 2013, Chris Egan and David Bevan, who were both cancer patients, completed a remarkable 1,200 nautical mile journey that included stopovers in Dublin and Cork for treatment.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up However, Chris’ health problems are far from over and two years ago, he was diagnosed with a retinitis pigmentosa which will eventually lead to the complete loss of his sight.The Rathkeale postman is losing all peripheral vision and whatever remaining vision he has is affected by light.“I only see shadows now most of the time”, the avid yachtsman said as he announced details of his new sailing challenge.Chris, who recently qualified in independent living skills training with the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind, is retracing his round Ireland sailing challenge when he leaves Limerick during this May’s Riverfest.Explaining his condition, Chris said that “if I was to look a person’s face, I would just see either their right eye or the left eye, not both. In saying that, the sight I have is good, but limited – just like looking down a tunnel and not being able to see anything outside of that”.He is determined to do one last round Ireland fundraising campaign as a gesture of thanks to those who have helped him in his latest struggle. He says that he is undertaking the round Ireland challenge in a bid to repay that help and to raise awareness and funds.“There have been moments when it has been tough and realising the challenge of dealing with this because it is a condition that only worsens,” Chris explains.Chris, who uses a long cane to overcome obstacles like kerbs and steps, says that his ability to cope is helped by learning new skills and tapping into his memory of when he had full sight.In 2010, he was diagnosed with lymphoma and Hodgkins Disease that required surgery and chemotherapy.“You just keep going one day at a time – but you have moments. Thankfully I have a huge interest in sailing and that helps with lots of very good people around when you need them.“Facing a cancer battle, as many know, was a challenge but visual impairment is different because it is a worsening condition. There is no light at the end of this tunnel, if you pardon the pun,” he adds.James McCormack, Commodore of Foynes Yacht Club, who will assist Chris in his latest sailing challenge along with fellow club members, said that he knows the postman to “be always hugely positive for almost 30 years.“This is another hurdle in his life and he will overcome it and I will support him whatever way I can.”Mr McCormack said that his yacht will be used for the sailing challenge with Chris and two other crew members from the County Limerick yacht club.Chris’ sailing challenge will raise money for Irish Guide Dogs for the blind and the RNLI.“Anything we do on the water is hugely dependant on the RNLI and we want to support them but the Irish Guide Dogs will be the main benefactors.“We will sail around Ireland and leave Riverfest on May 1 and hit off down to the bottom of the River Shannon, turn right (at Loop Head) and keep going around until we come back again”, he said.Fundraising events have been planned for March and April in the lead up to the May Bank Holiday departure. TAGSChris EganfeaturedFoynes Yacht ClubGangway for Guide DogsINIZIlimerickRiverfestRound IrelandSail against CancerSailing Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April WhatsApp NewsLimerick cancer survivor returns to the high seasBy Staff Reporter – March 19, 2017 1166 Twitter First Irish death from Coronavirus Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
Multiple JCRs have mandated their OUSU representatives to vote for the NUS referendum motion being brought to OUSU Council tonight. The meeting will begin at 5.15 at Magdalen College.David Klemperer, one of Oxford’s NUS delegates and a member of the ‘Oh Well, Alright Then’ slate, proposed the motion which would resolve to hold a referendum in 5th week regarding affiliation to the NUS.Each college is permitted to send up the three representatives to OUSU Council. Trinity, Merton and Magdalen colleges, amongst others, have mandated all three OUSU reps to vote for the referendum. Other colleges, including Balliol and Somerville, have delegated the representatives proportionately, with two reps to vote to leave and one vote to stay.Motions have been highly controversial, with the Balliol meeting taking almost two hours to come to a decision.This motion comes only two years after a previous referendum regarding membership in the NUS in 2014, which was discarded after allegations of vote-rigging.The IndependentThe movement to get OUSU to disaffiliate from the NUS this time round was triggered following the election of Malia Bouattia to the NUS Presidency. Nearly 50 Jewish Societies from across the UK penned an open letter to Bouattia criticising her for expressing what some have perceived as anti-semitic views.A number of students have defended Bouattia, however, with Bouattia herself writing an article in The Guardian defending what she has said.
While many members of the Harvard community were enjoying their summer break, the University’s parking, housing, and ID services were unified into one beautifully renovated Campus Service Center.Located on the eighth floor of Holyoke Center, the new “one-stop shop” helps customers find housing and get parking permits and ID cards. Instead of scrambling among the Blackstone complex and multiple floors of Holyoke, customers can make one visit to the Campus Service Center and be helped by representatives trained to assist with any service. “We deliver more than a product,” says Susan Richelson, the new center’s manager, “we provide resources and one-to-one assistance in person and on the phone to help customers navigate each program and troubleshoot any issue presented. …We want to ensure that our customers get what they need in one stop if possible.”Customers found the center convenient during the busy mid-August to mid-September season; already, the center has processed 330 housing rent payments, responded to 1,180 emails, sold 2,033 parking permits, and made 3,290 ID cards. Richelson recalls a graduate student from Ireland who came to the center to get an ID card and find housing. He and his wife were new to Cambridge and didn’t realize how scarce rental housing is in the fall. Over several days, the center provided guidance on how to use the housing site and encouraged them to use the lobby computers (placed there for customers seeking housing). The center made sure they had every useful resource and web link to help them find their new home.The center, with a comfortable waiting area and two conference rooms where customers can meet with representatives to discuss confidential transactions, “receives many comments that it looks really great,” Richelson said. “Students and staff also love the beautiful view of the river Houses, MAC, and the Charles that they see when they are standing at the transaction counter. We don’t need artwork anymore as the view is so beautiful!”The Campus Service Center was designed so that new offerings can be brought on over time. The team is already planning for the November addition of the Global Support Services Travel Registry program. For the latest information visit the website.
LocalNews USAID to undertake basic literacy campaign in the Caribbean by: – June 29, 2012 Share 170 Views 3 comments Tweet Share Share Sharing is caring! USAID’s Acting Representative, Steven HendrixA United States Agency International Development (USAID) official recently announced that the agency is seeking to undertake a basic education and literacy campaign within the Caribbean region.USAID’s Acting Representative, Steven Hendrix, said that the program has been developed based on a request by Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, who visited their Barbados office about a month ago.He explained that Prime Minister Skerrit’s area of “keen” interest was basic literacy and education as he expressed deep concern about adolescents who are unable to read proficiently.“His concern was that kids when the reach adolescence; when they become teenagers, that our sons and daughters be able to read and write at a proficient level. We don’t want to pass on children who do not have the proper skills to higher levels in the schools and create problems in the schools, so I think quite correctly he identified an issue which we ourselves acknowledge”.In response to Prime Minister Skerrit’s request, Mansfield Blackwood, the Senior Technical Specialist for Economic Growth, will be leading a team in organizing this campaign.According to Hendrix, because Prime Minister Skerrit was a beneficiary of a USAID scholarship and is aware of the pertinence of USAID funded programs, they took on his suggestion. “He knows the benefit of USAID programs and so when he says, look we have a problem we need more programming in basic education and basic literacy, we’re gonna listen to him”.He further stated; “we listen to all of the Caribbean leaders, we listen to the general secretary of the OECS Secretariat….and we do support their leadership and their initiative to do what’s best in their countries”. This basic literacy and basic education campaign is expected to commence before the end of the year. Dominica Vibes News
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Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, August 23, 2017 – Providenciales – Lobster season 2017/2018 kicked off on Tuesday 15th August, with opening catch landed at processing plants in South Caicos and Providenciales totaling 32,262 pounds (lbs.), which is a 25% drop in landings recorded for the first day of the open season in 2016.“The first day while important, is not necessarily an indication of the overall health of the fishery, nor does it accurately forecast the coming fishing season. The past three years have seen a decline in the opening day landings, however the total catch per unit of effort for the season has increased. There are management measures in place to support the recovery of the lobster fishery stock and DECR will continue to monitor the landings throughout this year to inform further fact based management decisions, where required by DECR ” said Mr. Ethan Griesbach, Acting Director of the Department of Environment & Coastal Resources (DECR).DECR Officers have been inspecting catch as fishermen come into the plant and while at sea, and boat patrols have been conducted to deter illegal activities. However, the DECR fleet has been on stand-by to assist rescuing fishermen when needed.Minister Ralph Higgs commented, “I would like to express my appreciation to the staff and management at Department of Environment and Coastal Resources for efforts made to ensure maximum compliance and minimal infractions during the opening of the 2017/18 lobster season. I would also like to thank the fisher folk that came out in numbers, all of whom displayed complete respect for the law and officers. The fishing industry is a very important traditional sector which the government is committed to working along with all stakeholders to ensure future sustainability of the industry”Restrictions relating to crawfish, as per the Fisheries Protection Ordinance, are listed below:Crawfish size restrictions are as follows:o When whole, a length of 3.25 inches measured from the front of the groove between the horns directly above the eyes, along the middle of the back to the rear edge of the back shell; oro When the tail has been separated, a tail weight of 5 ounces whether processed or not;Fishers are not to be in the possession of any egg-bearing crawfish; Fishers are not to take or be in possession of moulting/soft-shelled crawfish or crawfish in early stages of spawning (described as appearing ‘tar-spotted’); and Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Fishers are not to remove eggs from egg-bearing crawfish; Fishers are to ensure that the crawfish are landed unharmed and whole after being taken and landed at processing plants or at home, unless processed at sea as per the terms of the processing license.The DECR appeals to citizens, residents and visitors in the Turks & Caicos Islands, to familiarize themselves with and to uphold the Fisheries Regulations, and urges all responsible citizens to call DECR at 338 4170 or email [email protected] to report any violations.Press Release: TCIG Related Items: