Limerick GPs will not turn women away

first_imgAdvertisement Limerick doctors join growing list of Doctors for Yes Previous articlePop-up park to let dogs off the leashNext articleListless Limerick limp out of Munster Hurling Championship 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. Abortion survivor to address Limerick rally on April 6th Twitter 119 Limerick women had abortions in UK last year NewsHealthLimerick GPs will not turn women awayBy Bernie English – June 17, 2018 2413 TAGSabortionDr Emmet KerinFamily DoctorGeneral PractitionerGPGP Representativehealth Email WhatsAppcenter_img Norovirus Visitor Restrictions Tightened at UHL Limerick GP Emmet KerinFAMILY doctors in Limerick will not turn women in crisis pregnancy away and abortion services will be provided, a senior GP representative has said.Dr Emmet Kerin, a former president of the National Association of General Practitioners and current executive member of that body told the Limerick Post that Limerick women need not fear that they will be left without refuge after Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced that abortion services will be provided by GPs on an “opt in’ basis.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “There is a small minority of GPs who will not want to participate in abortion referrals or prescribing pills and their opinions should be respected. There are others who have no moral objections but have concerns around issues like having access to ultrasound to safely date a pregnancy and blood testing facilities for rhesus issues.”Despite polls showing that eight in ten GPs don’t want to personally provide services, “there are plenty of GPs in Limerick who will provide a service or be happy to refer patients on to family planning services. No GP is going to say to any woman in crisis ‘you’re on your own”.Dr Kerin, whose practice is with the busy Treaty Medical centre in the city, himself wrote to Minister Harris in advance of the Referendum vote, asking him to meet with GP representatives to discuss the issues.“It was very disappointing that he didn’t do that. GPs were completely sidelined. There was no question of trying to influence the outcome of the vote. It simply made practical sense for us to talk to the Minister about the issues in advance. But we do welcome the decision to allow GPs opt-in, Dr Kerin said.“But it’s a huge issue that there isn’t a functional relationship between GPs and the Department of Health.Dr Kerin said that he is confident that services will now be provided by doctors whose hands will no longer be tied by constitutional ban on abortion.“We had an EGM after the vote and had advice from a member of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service. It became clear that abortion is a specialist service.“And from a pragmatic point of view, polls show that around 80 per cent of GPs don’t want to provide this service for various reasons but they are happy to refer patients on and women can also self-refer to a clinic”.Read more health news here. Print Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Crisis pending as Limerick family doctors face retirement Facebook Limerick Doctor comments on “broken health system”last_img read more

People on wage subsidy won’t pay tax owed until 2022

first_img Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – September 25, 2020 WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Previous articleTalks underway on crossborder approach to Covid-19 – TaoiseachNext articleDonegal Airport suspends flights between Donegal & Glasgow News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme AudioHomepage BannerNewscenter_img WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Twitter Twitter The Finance Minister says people who were paid through the wage subsidy scheme won’t have to repay any tax the owe until 2022.Over 660 thousand workers were paid through the scheme at the height of lockdown, but weren’t taxed at the time.People can pay whatever they owe in a lump sum or spread the cost over four years.Minister Paschal Donohoe thinks it’s a fair resolution to the problem:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/pascal1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 People on wage subsidy won’t pay tax owed until 2022 Facebooklast_img read more

The fellowship of uncertainty

first_imgAhhhh you can remember it now.  Your first day as a new leader, spent quietly gazing into your crystal ball, painting for you a roadmap to change.  Oh, if it were only that easy, but alas, life is never quite so simple.  If you’ve ever wondered how you were going to implement sustainable change in your teams…congratulations…you’re a life member of the fellowship of uncertainty.Though organizational change is uncertain, here are four ideas to help bring your crystal ball into focus!COMMUNICATE, COMMUNICATE, COMMUNICATEOpen and honest dialogue can be a catalyst for building relationships of trust between not only you and your team, but among team members as well.  This is especially true when dealing with a certain level of uncertainty for future endeavors as leaders attempt to guide employees through organizational change.  A lack of communication can lead to a culturally broken organization in which trust can nearly cease to exist, resulting in rampant negativity as employees dedicate more time to spreading gossip and rumor, than becoming active and productive in helping the organization achieve success.  Trust has to be the priority if your organization ever dreams of successfully implementing change, and trust can only be achieved through effective communication that promotes mutual understanding.  Create an open door policy and an environment of inclusion in which your team feels comfortable expressing their ideas, including dissenting viewpoints.  Trust promotes equity, empowerment, teamwork, and creativity; traits that are absolutely necessary to cultivate change leadership. PERSONAL AND INDIVIDUAL VISITS           Any great leader will personally visit with each employee in an effort to more fully understand individual perceptions and needs.  Each individual is unique, as we are all products of different environments and experiences, resulting in varying perceptions that effect how we each encode and decode information.  This deeper understanding of the individual is absolutely crucial to begin the process of breaking down barriers to communication and rebuilding a positive culture.  A lack of individual understanding can lead to resentment and animosity, resulting in a lack of feedback, poor relationships, defensiveness, and poor listening skills.  Take time now to actively listen and respond to your team.  SHARE AND INSPIRE VISION   No organization will ever thrive if leaders do not enhance employee relationships by sharing a common vision and mission.  Therefore one of the most difficult, yet rewarding challenges of leadership is creating and nurturing an organizational culture focused on a common goal. The fruit of this experience is that your organization will become a culture of one; a people of purpose and a culture of excellence.  In order to win, organizations must have a positive culture that inspires employees and helps them understand how their goals tie to the overall strategy of the organization.  We all need to feel that we belong and that we contribute to a greater cause.  We need our work to be meaningful and nothing feels better than to know that success came as a result of our efforts. We as leaders should clearly articulate how employees contribute to our success.  Organizations are becoming increasingly aware that positive cultures are critical for overall success and that the mission of the business must be linked to the objectives of its people.  Those who find meaning and purpose at work are happier, healthier, and more productive. INSTILL CONFIDENCEI believe that we miss out on some of life’s fullest opportunities because we do not believe in ourselves or what we can become.  As leaders, our words can have a powerful impact, exhibiting the ability to either create or destroy.  The foundation for success lies in our ability to build and inspire confidence in others.  As you focus on employee development, through transparent communication, a culture of innovation, encouragement, education, positivity, and family will develop.  We as leaders will be the most effective as we come to realize that our greatest success is measured in how well we have built relationships, and inspired our people to be the best they can be. 124SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Joshua W. Poole Joshua W. Poole began his credit union career as a part-time teller, shortly after graduating from high school in 1999.  He has a passion for leadership and change management, and … Web: https://www.brecofcu.com Detailslast_img read more

The guns outside election offices are bad enough, but Barr wants guns inside the counting process

first_imgNote the wide range of activities suggested in this letter. It’s not just that you can send someone with a gun down to “investigate” the not-so-violent crime of potential voter fraud, you can send an armed federal agent to “prevent” crimes that haven’t happened. In other words … you can stand someone in to fiddle with the safety on their Glock while the elderly woman in front of them tries to decide if that mark for Joe Biden is dark enough to count. Do you think so, ma’am? Do you really think so?The raft of frivolous lawsuits being cranked out by Trump are being thrown out of court left and right, but Barr doesn’t need to go before a judge to make a request for adding some real heavy metal to the voting process. By a complete coincidence, the letter telling federal prosecutors to send forth their troops came just before Trump issued a statement saying: “We want all voting to stop.” When someone asks why the process is going so slowly, the answer might be that it’s difficult to work when you’re genuinely “under the gun.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – As The New York Times reports, Barr’s Wednesday letter practices some very careful lawyering. Election law actually does prohibit the positioning of armed federal officers at polling stations, because legislators rightly perceived that having someone in uniform standing over voters with a rifle lent things a very developing-world appearance. In addition to looking bad, it’s simply bad.But the hairsplitter general determined that just because you can’t direct a barrel at voters when they’ve got their pens over a ballot doesn’t mean you can’t wring some sweat out of the person trying to read the ballot. As the Department of Justice letter notes, election law “does not prevent armed federal law enforcement persons from responding to, investigate, or prevent federal crimes at closed polling places or at other locations where votes are being counted.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

Former football player wins wrongful expulsion lawsuit

first_imgMatthew Boermeester, pictured above in his appearance at USC’s 2017 Rose Bowl win, filed a lawsuit in March 2019 alleging the Title IX investigation involving sexual misconduct damaged his academic and athletic careers. (Daily Trojan file photo) “[The case] involves violence toward a girlfriend, not sexual misconduct,” the statement read. “It is not a case where ‘credibility of witnesses is central to the adjudication of the allegation,’ another requirement for having a live hearing as part of an investigation of a sexual misconduct case. It is a case of violence, perpetrated in public, witnessed by numerous people and caught on video camera.” Both Boermeester and Katz denied the presence of foul play in the January 2017 incident during which Boermeester put his hand on Katz’s neck and pushed her against a wall. Boermeester filed a lawsuit in March 2019 alleging that his subsequent expulsion ruined his academic and athletic careers.  “We are very pleased that the Court of Appeal has again recognized that accused students under Title IX must have a meaningful opportunity to cross-examine critical witnesses at an in-person hearing,” said Boermeester’s attorney Mark Hathaway in a press release Thursday. The California Court of Appeal overturned a court decision Thursday involving former USC kicker Matthew Boermeester, who was expelled from USC in 2017 following a Title IX investigation into an intimate partner violence incident with girlfriend Zoe Katz.  Earlier this month, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos made changes to the department’s Title IX regulations, which, among redefining sexual assault, include the right to cross-examine evidence in a live hearing.  In an interview with the Daily Trojan, Hathaway said he hopes USC abides by the reversed decision and previous rulings regarding the University’s disciplinary proceedings.  According to Hathaway, Boermeester was expelled after the Title IX Office presented security footage that depicted the two “clowning around and celebrating” in an alleyway. Two students witnessed the event.center_img ”Nothing happened that warranted an investigation, much less the unfair, biased and drawn out process that we were forced to endure without speaking publicly,” Katz said in court documents.  In a 2017 statement, Katz maintained that she was not mistreated by Boermeester.  The decision also cited Doe v. Allee, a case regarding sexual misconduct allegations against former USC football player Bryce Dixon that resulted in Dixon’s expulsion, as precedent for extending cross-examination to third-party witnesses. The trial court ruling was reversed in January 2019 when the California District Court of Appeal court concluded that USC’s disciplinary proceedings neglected to provide a fair trial by failing to allow the cross-examination of key witnesses. According to court documents, the Title IX investigation also denied a live hearing involving cross-examination for Boermeester’s trial.  USC did not comment on the situation following the court’s choice to reverse the decision.     USC is still reviewing the appellate court’s decision, the University told the Daily Trojan. At the time of oral argument before the California District Court of Appeal in early March, the University maintained that its disciplinary proceedings were fair and that the process of sexual misconduct did not apply in Boermeester’s case.  “The court set forth the requirements for a fair hearing in a number of cases involving USC … all of which pointing out that USC’s process for student discipline is fundamentally flawed and has been lacking in due process,” Hathaway said.last_img read more

DreamTeam announce partnership with StarLadder

first_imgDreamTeam, the esports and gaming recruitment and management network founded by Alexander Kokhanovskyy has announced its second big partnership in the space of a week, this time with StarLadder. For those unaware of DreamTeam, Founder and CEO Alexander Kokhanovskyy told ESI last week a little more about the company. He stated: “Our ultimate vision is to build a multi-billion-dollar ecosystem on the DreamTeam platform thorough media right sales, sponsorships, players salaries, and prize money, all of which will be paid in DreamTeam Token. Blockchain technology, specifically smart contracts will ensure the highest possible security, on-time payments, automated obligations control, and anti-fraud system enforcement. This is an ambitious vision, but I believe we are the team to make this happen. The first step is to provide an all-in-one solution for gamers who want to build, grow, manage and monetize their team”. The partnership will see StarLadder add to last week’s IEM Oakland deal as DreamTeam continues to line up partnerships that will pave the way for the management platform to grow and engage users. In a release, Kokhanovskyy said “DreamTeam’s goals are aligned with Starladder’s. We expect this partnership to kickstart the Esports and Gaming, and together we are set to appeal to the wider community of players and fans with our knowledge-sharing. StarLadder will get a priority access to all new DreamTeam features, as we welcome their advice, crowd tests and other general input that can help make our platform even greater for gamers across the board”. Stephan Shulga, Producer of StarLadder commented: “Putting together a great team is a top priority for a player who wants to be successful in Esports. I believe that through our expertise and a wide pool of gamers gathered on StarLadder coupled with DreamTeam new platform this task will be easier than ever.”Esports Insider says: Another big partnership in the space of a week from Alex & DreamTeam, showing they clearly mean business. It’s not long now until we see the first partnership in action.last_img read more