Email THE regional president for St Vincent de Paul in the Mid West is urging the government to reconsider the proposed water charges of €4.88 per 1000 litres due to fears that it will push already struggling families over the edge.The St Vincent de Paul (SVP) organisation says the charge – one of the highest in Europe – will have serious implications for low income families.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Michael Murphy, of SVP Mid West told the Limerick Post: “What we’re beginning to see is people in lower paid employment who are really struggling and who don’t get any benefits, and yet their income might only be marginally different to people who are on social welfare.“We’ve had extra charges such as the property tax and now we’re following this with the water rates, and these people will have to pay all these charges. They are in employment so there’s no way of avoiding it.”Mr Murphy remarked that the added burden on low income households “doesn’t do anything to encourage people to be in the workforce and to pay their way”.“There are people who are just about keeping their heads above water and they are being hit with more charges. This needs to be looked at again, because it’s being brought in in a hasty manner at the moment,” he added.The SVP is now calling on the government to revise the charges, with particular regard to people on minimum wage and in low-paid employment.Mr Murphy concluded: “Examples are being given that it’s being brought in to improve the situation where we’re losing up to 50 per cent of our water through a porous water system that has been underfunded by the State and it’s just not good enough that the people are being punished and made to pay for it.“So far, all we’ve seen is the enormous cost of setting up this operation. The money is not being spent on the infrastructure.” Previous articleWaiting for Millennium midnight hourNext articleSt Michael’s Rowing Club take to Limerick’s streets John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook NewsWater charges will sink workersBy John Keogh – August 7, 2014 528 Irish Water defers introduction of new business charges during the Covid 19 emergency TAGSIrish WaterSociety of St Vincent de Paul Pictures reveal damage caused by wipes being flushed down Limerick’s loos RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Advertisement Limerick customers to benefit from extension of Irish Water’s First Fix free scheme to tackle leaks Irish Water to replace old water mains on St Nessan’s Road WhatsApp Twitter Linkedin Update: Works underway to resolve discolouration of water in Raheen area Abbeyfeale water supply gets the all clear
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals withDisabilities.Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided byOFCCP here .The contractor will not discharge or in any other mannerdiscriminate against employees or applicants because they haveinquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay ofanother employee or applicant. However, employees who have accessto the compensation information of other employees or applicants asa part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay ofother employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwisehave access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtheranceof an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including aninvestigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with thecontractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR60-1.35(c) West Virginia University School of Medicine and the WVU Heart& Vascular Institute seek a Non-Invasive Cardiologist(ranks available: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, orProfessor). The successful candidate will be expected topractice in Morgantown, WV at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital andUniontown Hospital in Uniontown, PA.Depending on operational needs, a successful candidate may also beassigned to provide services at additional worksites in WestVirginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Virginia. In suchinstances, travel would be anticipated and expected to fulfill saidduties at these additional sites.Duties: The successful candidate will practice in the areas ofNon-Invasive Cardiology. In addition to providing excellent patientcare, the successful candidate will also be actively involved inteaching medical students, residents, and fellows .Qualifications: Candidate must have an MD or DO degree or foreignequivalent and be eligible for state medical license. Successfulcandidate must have completed an internal residency program, aswell as cardiovascular fellowship program. Successful candidatesmust be board certified / eligible in cardiovascular disease withadditional certification or intent to certify in one or moreimaging modalities such as echocardiography, nuclear cardiology,cardiac CT and/or MRI. Candidates who are not board certified /board eligible who possess extraordinary ability and demonstratedtrack record may be considered at the discretion of the ChiefMedical Officer. All qualifications must be met by the time ofappointment.At the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, you’ll join arenowned team of surgeons, medical and interventionalcardiologists, radiologists, vascular specialists, and othersmaking an extraordinary difference in the lives of patients notonly locally, but across our entire state. Ours is a collaborativeatmosphere that allows you to practice advanced medicine in ahighly satisfying academic environment.WVU Medicine is West Virginia University’s affiliated healthsystem, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a nationalleader in patient safety and quality. The WVU Health System iscomprised of eleven member hospitals and five hospitals undermanagement agreements, anchored by its flagship hospital, J.W RubyMemorial Hospital in Morgantown, a 700+ bed academic medical centerthat offers tertiary and quaternary care. WVU Medicine has morethan 1,000 active medical staff members and 18,000 employees whoserve hundreds of thousands of people each year from across thestate of West Virginia and the nation.Morgantown, West Virginia is located just over an hour south ofPittsburgh, PA and three hours from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore,MD. Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the best smallmetropolitan areas in the country for both lifestyle and businessclimate. The area offers the cultural diversity and amenities of alarge city in a safe, family-friendly environment. There is also anexcellent school system and an abundance of beautiful homes andrecreational activities.To learn more about the Department visit https://wvumedicine.org/heart/and submit your CV directly to Kelli Piccirillo – PhysicianRecruitment at [email protected] Virginia University & University Health Associates are anAA/EO employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – and WVU isthe recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.
Jon and Patty Talese, proprietors of Jon and Patty’s Coffee Bar and Bistro, are two leading voices for the Ocean City business community and outspoken critics of the movement to raise the minimum wage. The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce announced the recipients of the Chamber’s 2018 Citizen of the Year Award and Outstanding Business and Beautification Awards.The awards will be presented at the Chamber’s dinner Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Flanders Hotel, 719 E. 11th Street in Ocean City.This year, the Citizen of the Year Award will be presented to Jon and Patty Talese. The Talese Family is a longtime Ocean City family that has given back to the community for generations.Jon and Patty are the owners of Jon & Patty’s Coffee Bar and Bistro, located at 637 Asbury Ave. They are currently celebrating their 10th year in business.The entire Talese family works in the Jon & Patty’s business, according to Ocean City Chamber Marketing Director Shawnda McGinnis.Jon & Patty’s ribbon cutting ceremony for a recent remodel of the restaurant. (Courtesy Ocean City Chamber of Commerce)They opened in 2008 and were the recipient of Outstanding New Business. In 2016, they renovated their building, adding a second story dining room, earning them Outstanding Business Renovation. They continually invest in the Ocean City community.The Taleses actively participate in and donate to many community events. Each year they donate coffee to the “Earlier Than The Bird” event to help promote the “Shop Local” initiative in the downtown.They offer “Thanksgiving Dinner” on Thursdays and donate 10 percent of the proceeds to the food cupboard. They support the local schools through “Friday Night Bites,” a promotion offering discounts for Ocean City School District Red Raider fans before the games. Jon and Patty can be seen supporting events and are involved in just about everything in Ocean City, according to the Chamber.In addition to raising their family and running their business in Ocean City, they have served on many boards and organizations in town, including the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce, Ocean City Tourism Development Commission, Business and Neighborhood Development and Downtown Merchants Association.The Talese family employs many Ocean City residents year round. Their lives and their business are tied closely together.“Our biggest blessing is our employee family at Jon & Patty’s. We are so grateful to share our working lives with all of our employees and count our good fortune to have them with us so faithfully,” Jon Talese said.Jon and Patty live in Ocean City and have four children: Alex, Joseph, Sophia, and Jon Jon. Alex and Joseph opened the business with them and have been there every day for 10 years.As Sophia and Jon Jon came of age, they joined them as well. Alex, 30, and Joseph, 26, are both managers at Jon & Patty’s. Sophia, 20, is a junior at University of San Diego and Jon Jon, 18, is a freshman at the University of Florida.Jilly’s Candy Factory has a ribbon cutting over Memorial Day weekend. (Photo courtesy JASM Consulting)The Business Renovation/Improvement Award, an award that is granted to a business that has taken an existing building and made physical and internal renovations to significantly improve its condition, will be presented to Bungalow Bowls, 13th Street Bathhouse, Jilly’s Candy Factory, Chatterbox, and Spotted Whale.LaScala Pizza and Sand + Stitch will be awarded the Outstanding Landscaping/Signage Award for their new signage.Nauti Donuts and Bennie’s Bread will receive the Business New Construction Award.The Outstanding New Business Award will be presented to Beachin’ Bakery, Coastal Consign and Design, Dockside Kitchen, Farm Stand at 14th St, and Totally Tubular Aqua Park and Salt Works Studio.Chamber Service Award will be given to Phil Perri. Perri has served on the Chamber Board of Directors for many years representing the Forum Motor Inn. He served as president of the Chamber in 1992 and 1993.This year’s Outstanding Civic, Community, Non-Profit Organization Award will be presented to Ocean City Colony ClubSNJ Today and Ocean City Coffee Company will receive the Outstanding Use of Technology Award.The Outstanding Service to the Community Award will be presented to Jennifer Bowman and Kookie Kids.Dockside Kitchen opened in the summer and built up a following with its gourmet entrees. The Chamber will present the owners with an Outstanding New Businesses Award. (Photo Courtesy of the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce)Special Awards will be presented for milestone anniversaries. These businesses include:10th Anniversary – Jon & Patty’s Coffee Bar & Bistro20th Anniversary – Goldcoast Sotheby’s25th Anniversary – Johnny B Goode Ice Cream Parlor30th Anniversary – Mallon’s Homemade Sticky Buns45th Anniversary – Osborne’s Inn50th Anniversary – Oves50th Anniversary – Sea Gull Shop90th Anniversary – Bob’s Grill90th Anniversary – Ocean City Pops Orchestra95th Anniversary – The Flanders Hotel115th Anniversary – Shoemaker Lumber Company325th Anniversary – Cape May CountyFor dinner reservations, $55 per person, or to congratulate the winners in the 2018 Program Book, call the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce office at (609) 399-1412 or email [email protected]
Clay Sellard put an end to Cole Traugott’s recent domination in the division with his Sunday IMCA Modified win at Dodge City Raceway Park. (Photo by Lonnie Wheatley)By Lonnie WheatleyDODGE CITY, Kan. (May 28) – Clay Sellard started his own IMCA Modified winning streak Sunday at Dodge City Raceway Park.Sellard battled into the lead on the ninth of 20 rounds and led the rest of the way to put a stop to Cole Traugott’s recent run of domination.While Tracy Link paced the early rounds, Sellard worked forward from 12th on the heels of Mike Lunow, who started one row further up. The duo reached second and third, respectively, behind Link within a half dozen circuits before charging by on the ninth round with Sellard taking command.Meanwhile, Traugott was working his way through the field from 13th after winning the “B” Main as the driver of the No. 9 was searching for his ninth win in his last nine visits to DCRP.Traugott worked up to second by the 14th round, trailing Sellard by a dozen car-lengths. Traugott nibbled away at the advantage but could only cut in half by the time the checkered flag flew.Sellard enjoyed his first DCRP win since June of last year ahead of Traugott with Lunow, Jeremy Chambers and Link in the top five.Jeff Kaup was the IMCA SportMod winner while Angel Munoz stayed perfect in IMCA Sunoco Stock Car action by racing to his third win in as many tries.The night rounded out with a storybook ending for Reagan Sellard, who rebounded from a heat race flip to win the 20-lap IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature event.
Associated Press ATP suspends men’s professional tennis tour for six weeks because of coronavirus concerns March 12, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLONDON (AP) — ATP suspends men’s professional tennis tour for six weeks because of coronavirus concerns.
New Black Stars head coach C.K Akonnor is widely known to be a strict tactician and often seen to be ‘no-nonsense’.However, Akonnor does have a funny bone, as seen at the press conference to announce the new Black Stars squad on Tuesday.Akonnor was happy to make fun of himself when he mispronounced some of the names of the players and their teams when reading out the list.He, in particular, struggled when pronouncing Jordan Ayew’s club ‘Crystal Palace’, taking it a few times before finally getting right, chuckling as the audience roared with laughter.However, he drew the biggest laughs of the afternoon with his response to a question about the omission of defender John Boye from the squad.The journalist put up a spirited defence of John Boye, even going as far as suggesting that Boye was in better form than all the centre-backs called up by Akonnor“Why is John Boye your brother?” Akonnor enquired, while shaking with laughter.When the reporter answered “no”, Akonnor asked again: “Are you sure? Or maybe your brother-in-law?”It was a tension-easing moment which lightened the mood in the auditorium.To his credit, however, after the room quietened down, Akonnor provided an update on the futures of players like Boye, Jonathan Mensah and Harrison Afful – who were also left out of the squad – with the national team.“I respect John Boye, Jonathan Mensah and Harrison Afful and the rest. I’ve been a player before and I know what they’ve done for this country. This is my first time and I don’t want to change things too much. But those names are important.”Boye has played 23 times for French club, Metz this season and scored one goal.See the video below: