NewsBreaking news#BREAKING €2.5 million for cancer patientBy Bernie English – April 25, 2018 2937 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter TAGSAnnacottycancerdrugLimerick PostVicky Phelan Email Linkedin Previous articleUrgent action needed to speed up social housing delivery says Limerick TDNext articleOlder people in Limerick are “being failed by official Ireland” Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Print Advertisement Facebook WhatsApp Vicky PhelanA YOUNG mother who was told she has terminal cancer after a misdiagnosed test has settled her High Court case for €2.5 million.Vicky Phelan from Annacotty sued the pathology laboratory that failed to alert her to the presence of suspected cancerous cells in a smear test in 2011.Speaking to the Limerick Post immediately after the settlement, she said she has refused to sign a confidentiality clause on the settlement.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “It doesn’t mean they are not culpable but it gives me the money to buy time and get involved in new drug trials,” she said.She also revealed that her first dose of a new drug which she had to fight to be allowed use is already bringing some relief and hope for her and her family.More breaking news here. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash
View post tag: S-80 View post tag: Spanish Navy The Spanish Navy’s new air-independent propulsion (AIP) S-80 submarines are facing another delay, according to the country’s defense minister.During a visit to the Cartagena naval base, where the submarines will be based after delivery, defense minister Margarita Robles told reporters that the first boat would be delivered in 2022 with the final one arriving in 2027.This is in contrast to previous statements made by Spanish defense officials where they said the submarines would be delivered between 2021 and 2025.This is the latest in a series of complications encountered by the Spanish submarine program which was originally expected to start deliveries in 2015.It was first discovered that submarines were too heavy to resurface after diving. The submarines’ weight is the main cause of delays and cost overruns as all four boats had been at various stages of construction when the problem was discovered in 2013. To solve the issue, shipbuilder Navantia elongated the boats by 10 meters to a new length of 81 meters.It was recently reported that the defense ministry was forced to reconstruct submarine pens at the Cartagena naval base because of the boats’ new dimensions. This was denied by a ministry spokesperson, however, who said that upgrades of the base had been planned since 2009.Margarita Robles visited Cartagena on July 25 to announce 16 million euros of infrastructure works at the base.Robles further said that the Spanish council of ministers would increase the spending cap for the submarine program by next Friday. Latest estimates put the cost of the project at close to 4 billion euros, an increase of 1.7 billion compared to first estimates from 2010. Photo: Illustration: S-80 AIP submarines will replace the S-70 boats currently in service. Photo: Spanish Navy Share this article
Funded through HUD?s Housing Choice Voucher Family Self-Sufficiency Program (HCV/FSS), the grants allow public housing agencies (PHAs) to work with welfare agencies, schools, businesses, and other local partners to develop a comprehensive program to help individuals already participating in HUD?s Housing Choice Voucher Program increase their education or gain marketable skills that will enable them to obtain jobs that pay a living wage. The Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) Program is a long-standing resource for increasing economic security and self-sufficiency among HCV participants. A new report just issued by HUD evaluated the effectiveness of the FSS Program. Conducted from 2005 to 2009, HUD?s study shows the financial benefits are substantial for participants who remain and complete the program. This study is the second ofa three-part series by HUD that evaluate the effects of the FSS program. The first study found individuals who participated in the FSS program fared better financially than those who did not enroll in the program. HUD?s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) will launch the third and final installment to complete this series this year. ?This program is absolutely critical in today?s economy,? said Donovan. ?The research demonstrates that this program works. When families are given the tools they need to move beyond the voucher program, they do. Ultimately, they become self-sufficient and more vouchers become available for other families, some who have been waiting for long periods to receive housing assistance. For America to win the future we need a trained and skilled workforce.? US Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced today that public housing agencies in Vermont will receive $386,383 to link low-income families with the necessary education and job training to put them on the path to self-sufficiency. These agencies are among nearly 600 that will receive approximately $54 million in grants. See national list here. Vermont Agency Positions Funded Amount FundedBrattleboro Housing Authority 1 $49,700.00Burlington Housing Authority 2 $101,685.00Vermont State Housing Authority 4 $234,998.00 VT Total: 7 $386,383.00 Participants in the HCV/FSS program sign a contract that requires the head of the household to get a job and the family will no longer receive welfare assistance at the end of the five-year term. As the family?s income rises, a portion of that increased income is deposited in an interest-bearing escrow account. If the family completes its FSS contract, the family receives the escrow funds that it can use for any purpose, including paying educational expenses, starting a business or paying back debts. PD&R will also launch two additional studies this year about the FSS program. The first study will examine whether FSS participants who were still enrolled when the Prospective Study ended went on to graduate from the FSS program and whether they met their goals for financial self-sufficiency. The second will study the effectiveness of the FSS program nationally. This will be the first national study of the FSS program as part of HUD?s Transformation Initiative, which was created in 2010 to encourage more transparency and accountability within the agency. HUD?s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at www.hud.gov(link is external) and espanol.hud.gov. The funding allows local housing authorities to hire coordinators (or caseworkers) to link adults in the Housing Choice Voucher program to local organizations that provide job training, childcare, counseling, transportation and job placement. ###
“I gather [Pelosi] and the Democratic leader in the Senate still are looking at something dramatically larger,” the Kentucky Republican told reporters. “That’s not a place I think we’re willing to go. But I do think there needs to be another package. Hopefully we can get past the impasse we’ve had now for four or five months and get serious about doing something that’s appropriate.” – Advertisement – “We’re at the same place, even more so with the pandemic,” she said. “Because look at those numbers!”Her comments reflect a fundamental disagreement with Republicans over what the U.S. needs to recover from the pandemic. The gulf has lingered throughout start-and-stop talks between Pelosi and the White House.On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged the need for another aid package but said it should resemble the GOP’s $500 billion proposal that Senate Democrats blocked before the election.- Advertisement – The top Democrats in Congress said Thursday that a record surge in U.S. coronavirus infections raises the urgency for a new relief bill.The part of the process that has confounded Washington for months — crafting a bill backed by both Democrats and Republicans — has become no less of a challenge since Election Day.Speaking to reporters in Washington, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she still supports legislation to inject at least $2.2 trillion into the American health-care system and economy. The California Democrat, who will see her party’s majority shrink by at least six seats after the 2020 election, cited Wednesday’s record 143,231 new Covid-19 infections as reason to stick to a spending demand the GOP has seen as unreasonable.- Advertisement – Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer indicated again Thursday that Democrats would block a bill similar to the one Republicans previously crafted. The New York Democrat called it a “nonstarter” as he backed Pelosi’s stance of at least $2.2 trillion in new spending.Schumer also contended many GOP senators’ refusal to acknowledge Democrat Joe Biden as president-elect — while President Donald Trump levels baseless charges of electoral fraud — has hampered efforts to govern during the crisis.“Joe Biden has won. Now move on and work with us to solve the Covid crisis,” he said. “Let us bring the country together and get things done.”Lawmakers would have to overcome a number of challenges to pass pandemic relief legislation before Inauguration Day on Jan. 20. Among the barriers, Trump has showed little interest in anything other than fighting the election results since Nov. 3.Biden has listed coronavirus aid as one of his top priorities when he enters office. Control of Congress during his presidency is an open question.The GOP will keep a narrow Senate majority unless Democrats can win two likely runoffs in Georgia in January. Even if Democrats win both races, they would achieve a 50-50 split, with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris holding a tiebreaking vote.Democrats could also end up with 224 seats or even less in the House, according to NBC News estimates, giving Pelosi a smaller margin of error for party defections on legislation.Headline economic numbers in the U.S. have improved: initial jobless claims lingered near their lowest levels of the pandemic last week, the Labor Department said Thursday. Even so, more than 21 million Americans remain on some form of unemployment assistance, and economic pain could sharpen as more states consider restrictions to slow the spiking infection rate.Subscribe to CNBC on YouTube. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks after the Senate Republican GOP leadership election on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. November 10, 2020.Erin Scott | Reuters US Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi (R), Democrat of California, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York hold a press briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on November 6, 2020.Nicholas Kamm | AFP | Getty Images – Advertisement –
The 7th Grade Batesville basketball team fell to Milan Thursday night by a score of 36-30. Batesville’s hustle just couldn’t match Milan’s and that was the difference in the game. Leading in scoring for Batesville was Gus Prickel with 8, Jack Grunkemeyer with 7 and Conner Drake with 6. Also scoring for Batesville was Sam Johnson with 5 and Noah Pierson with 4. The Dogs are now 7 and 3 on the season.The 8th Grade Boys Basketball team traveled to Milan where they were defeated by a score of 28-20. The Bulldogs led 10-8 after one quarter, but then got outscored 11-0 in the second quarter. Offensively, the team never really got much going all night. In the final quarter, the 8th Graders made a push defensively by holding the opposing team to zero points, but it wasn’t enough to complete the comeback. Bryson Bonelli led the way offensively with 8 points, followed by Lyle Oesterling (4), Jackson Renck (4), Max Baumer (2), and Will Sherwood (2). The Bulldogs fall to 2-8 on the season.Courtesy of Indians Coach Ethan Voss and Bulldogs Coach Ben Pierson.