Dementia centre to provide 30 jobs

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Michael O’Connell, CareBright director, Minister of Finance, Michael Noonan, Richard Kennedy, CareBright chairperson and Collette Ryan, general manager.Michael O’Connell, CareBright director, Minister of Finance, Michael Noonan, Richard Kennedy, CareBright chairperson and Collette Ryan, general manager.THIRTY new jobs have been announced for County Limerick at CareBright, Ireland’s first purpose built community for people living with dementia.Finance Minister Michael Noonan broke ground last Monday on the CareBright Community project which will be developed on a four-acre site in the heart of Bruff. The project will provide independent living along with a vibrant community for those living with dementia.This €5.5 million project is being funded by the Department of Health, the JP McManus Benevolent Fund and CareBright Limited. It is the biggest investment in Bruff to-date and will result in the creation of 30 jobs.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Welcoming the project, Minister Noonan said he was happy to see the development, scale and progression of the project.“This project will be first of its kind and I believe it will be used as pilot for others to follow,” he added.The CareBright Community will comprise of 18 homes, each of which will have its own living room, bedroom, bathroom and private garden. The CareBright Community and Day Care Hub will offer a range of facilities to its 200 plus visitors weekly to include: community cafe, spa and therapy rooms, gym, men’s sheds and gardens.“It has taken several years to get this project across the line and I believe that this innovative social model will change how we care and support people living with dementia in the community at a local and national level,” said CareBright general manager Colette Alan [email protected] TAGSBruffCareBrightdementiaJobslimerick WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Email NewsLocal NewsDementia centre to provide 30 jobsBy Alan Jacques – October 22, 2016 1242 Print Previous articleLimerick suicide figures more than twice national averageNext articleCall for reversal of cuts to lone parent benefits Alan Jacques center_img Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Loved ones, friends poised to attend funeral for 7-year-old Houston girl killed in ‘mistaken identity’ shooting

first_imgHarris County Sheriffs Office(HOUSTON) — Loved ones and friends of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes are expected to fill a 2,000-seat Houston church on Tuesday for the funeral of the second-grader killed when a gunman opened fire on her family’s car in what investigators suspect was a case of “mistaken identity.”Mourners were expected to start gathering at the Community of Faith Church for a viewing before Jazmine’s funeral. The service will be followed by a balloon release.“I will implore the community, both locally and nationally, to have a conversation with all of our young people about the sanctity of life,” said Bishop James Dixon, pastor of the Community of Faith Church, who is expected to speak at Jazmine’s funeral. “We’re hoping the grief of this moment will turn into the power to make the world a safer place for every child.”Mourners attending the funeral have been encouraged to wear purple, which was Jazmine’s favorite color.Jazmine’s mother, LaPorsha Washington, described her daughter as a “lovable” little girl.“Jazmine loved music. She loved dressing up. She told me she wanted to be a teacher,” Washington said at a news conference last week.Jazmine’s life was cut short on Dec. 30, when a gunman opened fire on her, her mother and three sisters as they were riding in their car in northwest Houston. Jazmine, who was sitting in the backseat, was shot in the head and killed, while her mother was wounded in the left arm.The Harris County Sheriff’s Office launched a massive manhunt for a suspect initially described by Jazmine’s 15-year-old sister Alxis and three other independent witnesses as a white man driving a red pickup truck.But a tip given to social justice activist and journalist Shaun King led to a stunning break in the case and helped investigators identify two men suspected in Jazmine’s death, authorities said. Detectives now believe the man in the red truck was just a bystander who pulled up next to Washington’s car at a stop light and sped off as gunfire erupted, said Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.On Sunday, Gonzalez announced the arrest of Eric Black Jr., 20, an African-American man, who confessed that he was involved in the shooting.Black had been charged with capital murder in the case. A second suspect, Larry Woodruffe, 24, was also taken into custody but has yet to be charged in Jazmine’s killing.Black reportedly told homicide detectives that he fired shots from the rental car he was driving, prosecutors said during Black’s court hearing Sunday. Black also allegedly told police he had the 9mm pistol at his home, which matched shell casings found at the scene of Jazmine’s shooting, authorities said.“This is not my son,” Black’s mother, Quishawna Walker, told ABC affiliate station KTRK-TV in Houston. “I know he confessed because he has a conscience. This is not the way he was brought up. This is not his character. I’m praying for both sides. I’ve always wanted justice for Jazmine.”Gonzalez said Jazmine and her family were targeted when the suspects mistakenly believed their car was occupied by someone they had previously had a confrontation with.The high-profile shooting case prompted an outpouring of support for Jazmine’s loved ones from people across the nation, including celebrities like former NBA great Shaquille O’Neal, Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and actresses Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde.Hopkins has pledged to donate his $29,000 game check from Saturday’s Texans playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts to pay for Jazmine’s funeral.Lee Merritt, an attorney for Jazmine’s family, told ABC News that Jazmine’s parents want to use some of the money that’s poured in from people across the nation to establish the Jazmine Barnes Foundation, which would provide scholarships to future school teachers, which the girl aspired to be.“The parents of Jazmine have constantly emphasized that they don’t want their daughter to die in vain, that they want her legacy to live on,” Merritt said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

These are the states that are suffering while most of the U.S. booms

first_imgA measure of economic activity in each of the 50 states shows that the ones most reliant on the energy industry are suffering, while most of the U.S. is seeing solid growth.The Philadelphia Fed’s state coincident indexes for April, show 42 states with gains, seven with declines, and one — Indiana — unchanged, compared with their levels from January. A coincident index is set to the trend of its gross domestic product, using variables on jobs, hours worked in manufacturing, the unemployment rate and real wages.In the 12 months to April, the U.S. index grew by 3.1%, which is stronger than what GDP data over the same period suggests. (The map shows growth over three months.)What binds the seven states in decline is their exposure to the hard-hit energy sector. North Dakota, Wyoming, Alaska, Iowa, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania all are exposed to the industry through either fracking, conventional drilling, refining, or in Iowa’s case, ethanol. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

We have to dream big: Nadiem wants Indonesian to become Southeast Asia’s common language

first_imgOne of the ways to achieve such a goal, Nadiem said, was to create innovations in the language sector by adapting other languages and cultures to serve as a bridge between the Indonesian language and people worldwide.Read also: Listen up, students: Nadiem wants to do away with national examHowever, Nadiem also said it might be difficult to realize his dream. “I’m not sure if we can achieve this goal but we have to dream big,” Nadiem said.  He also stated that innovation was important because it could strengthen Indonesia’s position among other countries, including in Southeast Asia. “So please wait for it,” Nadiem stated. (dpk) Education and Culture Minister Nadiem Makarim said he dreamed of making Indonesian a commonly used language in Southeast Asia.During a meeting with House Commission X overseeing education, Nadiem said realizing the dream would be a mission of the Language Development and Guidance Agency. “The Language Development and Guidance Agency could turn the Indonesian language into a common language of Southeast Asia,” Nadiem said on Thursday as quoted by Topics :last_img read more

Volunteers search for missing man who is subject of film

first_imgWATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Volunteers are searching for a former Wartburg College music instructor whose brain tumor diagnosis is the subject of an independent film after he went missing from an Iowa care center. The search for Mike Jensen had been focused around Ravenwood Speciality Care in Waterloo. The former Waverly man escaped Monday night through a window at the center, according to the police report. But the search shifted Wednesday to Janesville after authorities received reports that a man matching his description was seen Tuesday night on rural roads in the area.last_img