Novas boss highlights quality of Limerick homeless service

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSAlan JacqueshomelesshomelessnesslimerickLimerick Homeless Action TeamMichael GouldingNovas Email Advertisement Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook Twittercenter_img WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads NewsLocal NewsNovas boss highlights quality of Limerick homeless serviceBy Alan Jacques – January 21, 2017 1801 Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous articleNew boss at Lero research centreNext articleMunster secure home quarter final with victory over Racing 92 at Thomond Park Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Novas CEO Michael Goulding.Novas CEO Michael Goulding.WHILE Apollo House in Dublin has highlighted some poor standards of accommodation for homeless people, Limerick-based voluntary agency Novas is eager to highlight the quality services it provides to all its clients in its Supported Temporary Accommodation services (STA).Chief executive Michael Goulding says that the issue of ‘single rooms for single individuals’ has been a priority for Novas for a long time.We prioritised the provision of single rooms and in all but two rooms at Arlington Lodge in Tralee, we achieved this,” he told the Limerick Post this week.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In Limerick, Novas’ McGarry House provides 40 single units of STA accommodation. The service also provides long-term apartments for tenants requiring a degree of support to maintain independent living.In Brother Russell House, which won Best Homeless Project at the ISCH Awards in 2015, all accommodation in also provided in single, en-suite rooms. Mr Goulding stated that Novas “thoroughly believes that single units of accommodation provide privacy and security and ultimately provide better outcomes for individuals and more sustainable pathways out of homelessness”.“Clients know that this is their home for up to six months so the anxiety of where they are going to sleep from night to night has been removed,” he explained.As well as the provision of single units of accommodation, all clients are allocated key-workers who provide ongoing support around their mental health, addiction and family breakdown and individualised care plans are developed.However, a recent Winter Beds Initiative opened by Novas in partnership with the Limerick Homeless Action Team does provide shared bedrooms. This service was an immediate response to the spike in rough sleeping in the city.“While the sleeping arrangements are not ideal, the service took people off the streets and prevented the need for any rough sleeping. It is only a temporary arrangement, until the end of March, and in the meantime Novas are working to provide long-term solutions for the clients who avail of the service. The Novas Housing First Team are working tirelessly to locate apartments and houses for those that are using both the STA units in McGarry House and the Winter Beds Initiative.”The Winter Beds Initiative is one of a range of services provided by Novas to homeless people during this particularly cold spell. McGarry House is also extending its capacity by four during the coming weekend to accommodate any overspill. Its Street Outreach will provide outreach support each evening and is a vital access point for some of the city’s most vulnerable homeless people.Novas also operates a 24-hour helpline in conjunction with the Homeless Action Team for those who find themselves out of home. This number is 1800 60 60 60. The organisation urges anyone who sees someone rough sleeping over the weekend to contact this number.by Alan [email protected]last_img read more

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Former Fed Chair Bernanke Says DOJ Should Hold Individuals Accountable for Crisis

first_img Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben BernankeFormer Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Thursday that he believes the U.S. government should have sought the prosecution of individuals for their roles in precipitating the 2008 financial crisis rather than companies.Bernanke, who headed the U.S. central bank from 2006 to 2014, told the BBC that the Department of Justice should have attempted to hold individuals accountable for the crisis instead of companies because it was the decisions of individuals, and not the companies themselves, that brought on the crisis.”Perhaps that would have given us more clarity about whether these actions were irresponsible, illegal, whatever that would have been,” Bernanke said.When asked if individuals should have gone to jail for their decisions that led to the crisis, Bernanke replied, “Some individuals did go to jail, but certainly we could have gotten a better sense of what responsibility there was and what penalties would be appropriate for that.”Last month, the DOJ issued a memo to all U.S. state attorneys general stating that it will pursue the prosecution of individuals whose actions brought on the Great Recession of seven years ago. The Department has settled with several large banks over the crisis, including JPMorgan Chase (a then-record $13 billion in November 2013), Citi ($7 billion in July 2014), and Bank of America (a record $16.65 billion in August 2014) for selling toxic-mortgage backed securities to investors in the run-up to the crisis. “Some individuals did go to jail, but certainly we could have gotten a better sense of what responsibility there was and what penalties would be appropriate for that.”Deputy attorney general Sally Q. Yates stated in the memo that, “One of the most effective ways to combat corporate misconduct is by seeking accountability from the individuals who perpetuated the wrongdoing. Such accountability is important for several reasons: it deters future illegal activity, it incentivizes changes in corporate behavior, it ensures that the proper parties are held responsible for their actions, and it promotes the public’s confidence in our justice system.” Tagged with: 2008 Financial Crisis Ben Bernanke Department of Justice Federal Reserve Settlements  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Former Fed Chair Bernanke Says DOJ Should Hold Individuals Accountable for Crisis Previous: Ask the Economist: How Have Zero Interest Rates Affected the Housing Industry? Next: Speaker of the House Candidates Come From Contrasting Housing States 2008 Financial Crisis Ben Bernanke Department of Justice Federal Reserve Settlements 2015-10-09 Brian Honea The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Former Fed Chair Bernanke Says DOJ Should Hold Individuals Accountable for Crisis October 9, 2015 1,101 Views center_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe About Author: Brian Honea Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

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Vanderburgh County Tea Party Patriots Support CCO Editorial

first_imgVanderburgh County Tea Party Patriots Support CCO EditorialDear Patriots:Take a look at this editorial in the City-County Observer, concerning our Evansville City Council… I encourage all to read and post a comment.EDITORIAL: CITY COUNTY OBSERVER SOUNDS THE ALARM ABOUT THE RAMIFICATION G-2016-21.The so-called “employees” of We the People mentioned in this piece are overreaching in their role as representatives of the citizenry of Evansville and their power within that role, according to information in this City-County Observer editorial.Monday night, July 11, 2016 is the next Evansville City Council meeting in Room 301 of the Evansville City Center. The meeting usually begins at 5:30 p.m. and the committees meet at 5:00 p.m. or slightly later.Please plan to attend and voice your concerns about this possible infringement of your rights as a citizen and resident of this city. Muzzling your First Amendment rights to free speech and unreasonably limiting citizen participation in local government is reminiscent of Dusseldorf circa 1938. Take a look at Ordinance G-2016-21 and voice your concerns about the plans for LESS transparency and accountability, particularly Section 6 of the Ordinance!In Liberty,Jim Bratten Director, Hoosier Patriots Co-Founder, Vanderburgh County Tea Party PatriotsFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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IMF chief sees ‘mild’ virus impact on global economy

first_imgIt is too early to tell the economic toll from the virus outbreak in China, but the hit to global growth should be “mild,” International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva said Wednesday.The death toll from the new coronavirus epidemic in China has climbed past 1,350, but hopes have risen that the outbreak could peak later this month.The IMF is expecting a “V-shaped impact,” with a sharp decline in activity in China followed by a sharp recovery, meaning there likely will only be a “mild impact on the rest of the world,” Georgieva said on CNBC. But she cautioned: “It is still too early to make projections,” and the global economy is “somewhat less strong” than it was when China faced the SARS virus epidemic in 2003.”China was different, the world was different. This virus is clearly more impactful and the world economy then was very strong,” she said.The IMF projects China’s economy will grow 6.0 percent this year, compared to 10 percent in 2003.US officials likewise are reluctant to provide forecasts but say the impact on the American economy probably will be short-lived.”There’s no question it’s having a significant impact in China,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told legislators Wednesday. But for the US economy “I don’t expect that the coronavirus will have an impact beyond this year.”He echoed the comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, saying, “we’re obviously monitoring very carefully.” Topics :last_img read more

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Japan may free more regions from emergency as new virus cases drop: Asahi

first_imgJapan may lift its state of emergency in more regions this week as new coronavirus infections drop, the Asahi newspaper said on Tuesday, moving to resume sorely needed activity in the world’s third-largest economy, battered by containment measures.Prime Minister Shinzo Abe freed 39 of Japan’s 47 prefectures last week from a blanket state of emergency, while urging people to adopt a “new lifestyle” of social distancing and guard against a possible spike.This week, the government could drop the western prefectures of Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo from the list of eight remaining ones, while maintaining curbs on Hokkaido, Tokyo, and those around them, the paper said, citing an anonymous government source. Like other world leaders, Abe faces pressure to balance protection of public health with avoiding the collapse of the economy, which is facing its worst postwar slump.First-quarter data on Monday showed Japan slipped into recession for the first time in 4-1/2 years, as the virus ravages businesses and consumers.With much of Japan now freed from the emergency, coffee chain Starbucks re-opened about 850 stores on Tuesday, including some offering only takeout in the prefectures still under curbs. Among other businesses, Toho Cinemas said it would reopen 23 more theatres on Friday.The Japan Sumo Association is also exploring prospects of resuming a summer tournament in July, it said, after cancelling a tournament originally set to start on Sunday. Its decisions would take into account the results of antibody tests begun on Monday for members, including wrestlers and referees, the association added.The ancient Japanese sport has been hit especially hard by the virus, with several organization members testing positive, as well as the death last week of a 28-year-old wrestler.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Guyoil signs on to International Race of Champions

first_imgThe Guyana Oil Company (GUYOIL) is the latest sponsor of the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club International Race of Champions.The fuel giants yesterday handed over sponsorship through Marketing Manager, Eric Whaul, to GMR&SC’s Surica Singh, at their Camp Street office.In handing over the sponsorship, Whaul stated that the company is a long-time sponsor of sports and this is their way of fulfilling their corporate social responsibility.He contended that a lot of their products are also geared toward a large base of the racing family; hence the company being on board.The twenty-seven race programme is billed for November 11 and 12 at the South Dakota Circuit, Timehri.The event will see competition from Trinidad, Barbados, Jamaica, the United States and Canada.In addition to the local races, the club has also included two sets of new events.The much-talked about Radical SR3 will make their debut here during that event as part of what the club deems ‘giving back to the fans.’There are also three professional drift cars that are expected for the event so that persons can be introduced to, and excited by the different forms of entertainment on both days.Saturday will be treated as just a race day, with adults being charged 1000 per entry and children 500. On Sunday, Adults will be charged $2000 and children $1000.Qualification will also be held on Saturday morning from 10:00hrs, with races beginning from 14:00hrs. Scrutineering will take place on Thursday and Friday and before qualification on Saturday.Meanwhile, the club is organising weekend passes for those patrons desirous of viewing both days of action as well as VIP passes.last_img read more

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Germany Confident against Mexico

first_imgCONFEDERATIONS CUPGermany is the king of the penalty shoot-out – but the world champion hope to see off Mexico in wednesday’s Confederations Cup semifinal without needing dreaded spot kicks.The Germans have won all five penalty shoot-outs they have faced since 1976 at either World Cup finals or European championships. Joachim Loew’s team faces the Mexicans in Sochi for a place in Sunday’s Confed Cup final *** in St Petersburg against either Portugal or Chile, who meet later on Wednesday in Kazan’s other semifinal.Having won their Confed Cup group, Germany are on a 13-match unbeaten run, dating back just under a year to their Euro 2016 semifinal defeat to hosts France.Left-back Jonas Hector said Germany’s young guns have not yet practised spot-kicks and hope to beat Mexico over the 90 minutes.“We would like to avoid this situation (penalties),” admitted Hector.“We haven’t specifically trained for it and we’ll take it as it comes.”Nevertheless, the Germans seem to have penalty-taking in their blood.Their Under-21 team beat England 4-3 on penalties on Tuesday to book their place in Friday’s final at the European Under-21 championships in Poland.Loew said he does not have a list of his top five penalty takers.“Sometimes the players practise after training, but you can’t train for what will happen on the night,” the German coach said.“If it happens, I will look at the faces of my players after the final whistle, take into account who is ready and who has missed them in the past, then make a decision,” added Loew.The Germans expect a battle royal against Mexico’s come-back kings.The Mexicans came from behind in all three of their group matches, beating both New Zealand and Russia 2-1 after drawing 2-2 with Portugal, when they twice equalised.“It will be aggressive in a positive sense, it is how they have been playing for years,” said Loew.“They hunt the ball with all their players and when they have it, they play it deep quickly.”Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio, who has chopped and changed his side so far, will be without suspended captain Andres Guardado.Loew has promised changes with forward Lars Stindl, who has scored twice so far in Russia, expected to return along with left-back Hector.With Manuel Neuer missing the Confed Cup after foot surgery, Loew says Barcelona’s Marc-Andre ter Stegen will be Germany’s goalkeeper for the rest of the tournament.Mexico’s all-time top-scorer Javier Hernandez knows all about German football after two seasons with Bayer Leverkusen.“We know them, we know about the things that could make them suffer, but we are going to focus on our team and our tactics,” said the ex-Manchester United striker.The Germans beat Mexico 4-3 when the teams last met in the third-place play-off at the 2005 Confed Cup in Germany.They make no secret of their confidence and expect to reach Sunday’s final.“I think in terms of gut feeling, we’re heading to St Petersburg,” said Loew.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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