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Funding sought to allow homeless people sleep on the floor

first_imgFacebook Previous articleCorbally mother-of-two is bodybuilding queenNext articleNurses to vote for industrial action Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie CALLS have been made to give Novas, the homeless support agency, enough money to employ an extra staff member so that homeless people can sleep on the floor in the reception area rather than brave freezing temperatures in squats.And an elected member of the Metropolitan District committee of the council has said that it is not true to say, as was claimed at the meeting, that there have been no deaths n the street among the homeless since 2009.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr Sean Lynch, who is a retired Garda, said that he had “personally had to deal with a situation where a homeless man was found in an industrial facility.“It was not a pretty task to have to go through rubbish to find the man and identify him”, he said.The meeting heard that it costs just €165 per night to employ an extra staff member to satisfy conditions to allow street people to sleep in the reception area of Novas, the homeless support agency.The motion to have the local authority fund the measure came from Cllr Cian Prendeville (AAA), who said that because of the great work being done by the agencies in Limerick, “the situation is not as bad here as it is in other cities”.Cllr Prenderville said his motion was prompted by the recent tragic death of a homeless man in Dublin, yards from Leinster House.“The funding for Novas would allow them to bring an extra staff member in. On cold nights, people who had planned to sleep in a squat often change their minds and try to look for something better.“A lot of these people do not register as homeless. On particularly cold nights, Novas would employ an extra person rather than send these people back out”, he said.Several members paid tribute to the work being done by the Novas agency but Limerick City and County Council’s Director of Homeless Services, Rob Lowth, said there are “many smaller charities and agencies involved in providing services”. Linkedin NewsFunding sought to allow homeless people sleep on the floorBy Staff Reporter – December 31, 2014 657 WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Advertisement Print Emaillast_img read more

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The Latest: A cough could lead to red card in soccer

first_img“However, where it is close enough to be clearly offensive, then the referee can take action.”___Cricket Australia has postponed a Twenty20 series against the West Indies scheduled for October.Australia and the West Indies were set to play games in Queensland state from Oct. 4-9 as warm-ups for the Twenty20 World Cup in October and November. But the International Cricket Council has already pushed the men’s T20 World Cup back by a year — to be held either in Australia or India. Cricket Australia says, “In light of this development, and given the preference to host the warm-up three-match T20 series against the West Indies to coincide with the rescheduled T20 World Cup in Australia, it has been agreed to postpone the matches.” August 4, 2020 The International Football Association Board, the game’s lawmaker, updated its guidelines while the pandemic perseveres.A referee can only red card a player when they are certain the cough is intentional. A yellow card is also optional.The new rule falls under “using offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures.”IFAB said in a statement: “As with all offenses, the referee has to make a judgment about the true nature of the offense.“If it were clearly accidental, then the referee would not take action nor if the ‘cough’ took place with a large distance between the players. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___A soccer player who deliberately coughs close to another player or match official can be issued a red card. The Latest: A cough could lead to red card in soccer The series also would have overlapped with the Indian Premier League which has been rescheduled to be in the United Arab Emirates from Sept. 19-Nov. 10, pending government approval. The lucrative IPL usually attracts players from all over the world, including many stars from the Caribbean and Australia.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

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