Limerick’s elderly feel lonely and isolated

first_imgNewsLocal NewsLimerick’s elderly feel lonely and isolatedBy Alan Jacques – February 7, 2014 777 LONELINESS and isolation are proving huge issues for many elderly people in County Limerick with an estimated 2,240 calls made from the region to a senior helpline service last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Senior Help Line, the national peer-to-peer listening service for older people, says that in 2013, loneliness brought about by a lack of social contact was the main reason Limerick callers contacted the helpline.Available 365 days a year from 10am to 10pm for the price of a local call, the service aims to offer older people an empathic response on a variety of issues.The cost of living, cuts to services, and instances of elder abuse and feelings of suicide were also cited as reasons for contact amongst those who availed of the service last year. According to Senior Help Line, another growing trend in 2013 was the concern among older people about family members emigrating.Senior Helpline CEO, Aine Brady believes the huge volume of calls received by the service reflects the concerns and worries elderly people are experiencing in Ireland today.“We are seeing an increase in demand for our services and are receiving twice as many calls as we can answer. We urge any older person who is worried about issues concerning health, family, loneliness, emigration or any other matter to call us. We will do our best to help them find a voice and share their problem or to break the cycle of loneliness,” said Ms Brady.Senior Help Line provides a confidential listening service for older people by trained older volunteers. The helpline number is 1850 440 444. Advertisement Linkedin WhatsApp Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Print Facebook Emailcenter_img Twitter Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Previous articleEducational apartheid needs to be addressedNext articleMunster Rugby Ticket Line Alan Jacques #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ TAGSelderlyMusic LimerickSenior Help Line RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy New Music: 40Hurtzlast_img read more

Spanish Judicial Authorities to Prosecute 6 Somali Pirates

first_img Spanish Judicial Authorities to Prosecute 6 Somali Pirates Share this article It has been confirmed that the Spanish judicial authorities will prosecute the six Somali suspected pirates, who attacked the EU NAVFOR Flagship, the SPS PATINO on 12 January.Following receipt of the evidence package, the Spanish Audiencia Naciona has confirmed it will undertake judicial proceedings. The suspected pirates will be transferred from the Flagship ashore for onward movement to Spain.The suspects attacked the SPS PATINO in the vicinity of Mogadishu following the successful escort of a World Food Programme ship carrying humanitarian-aid into Somalia and attempted to climb onboard having fired light-calibre weapons into the superstructure. The embarked detachment of Spanish Marines returned fire in self-defence and the ship’s Seaking helicopter was launched to track the skiff and the occupants surrendered.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 17, 2012; Image: EUNAVFOR View post tag: Prosecute View post tag: News by topic View post tag: europe View post tag: Naval View post tag: Piratescenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today Spanish Judicial Authorities to Prosecute 6 Somali Pirates View post tag: Navy Industry news View post tag: Spain View post tag: Somali January 17, 2012last_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through June 27

first_imgIMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 1,129; 2. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,127; 3. Jason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas, 1,092; 4. A.J. Dancer, Red Rock, Texas, 1,025; 5. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 1,005; 6. Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., 945; 7. George Fronsman, Surprise, Ariz., 931; 8. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 847; 9. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 838; 10. Bryan Schutte, Wayne, Okla., 817; 11. Austin Brauner, Platte Center, Neb., 759; 12. Brian Blessington, Breda, Iowa, 757; 13. Calvin Lange, Humboldt, Iowa, 751; 14. Kyle Pfeifer, Hill City, Kan., 734; 15. Kevin Opheim, Mason City, Iowa, 715; 16. Shelby Williams, Bonham, Texas, 698; 17. William “Joey” McCullough, Phoenix, Ariz., 695; 18. Gary Williams, Bonham, Texas, 677; 19. Devin Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 667; 20. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 654.  IMCA Modifieds – 1. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 1,098; 2. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 1,066; 3. David Goode Jr., Copperas Cove, Texas, 1,062; 4. Chris Morris, Taylor, Texas, 1,052; 5. Zachary Madrid, Tucson, Ariz., 968; 6. Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb., 920; 7. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 897; 8. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 891; 9. Jeff “Bubba” Stafford Jr., Wittmann, Ariz., 845; 10. Kevin Green, Waco, Texas, 830; 11. Jeffrey Hoegh, New Caney, Texas, 806; 12. Jake Pike, Pahrump, Nev., 792; 13. Shane DeMey, Denison, Iowa, 779; 14. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan., 766; 15. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 764; 16. Jarett Franzen, Maquoketa, Iowa, 743; 17. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 732; 18. Jeff Larson, Freeport, Ill., 716; 19. Tyler Mecl, Queen Creek, Ariz., 711; 20. Joel Rust, Grundy Center, Iowa, 691. IMCA Late Models – 1. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 565; 2. Justin L. Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 537; 3. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 494; 4. Dalton Simonsen, Fairfax, Iowa, 457; 5. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 445; 6. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 427; 7. Cory Dumpert, York, Neb., 416; 8. Todd Malmstrom, Hampton, Ill., 404; 9. Lake Knutti, Chadwick, Ill., 364; 10. Todd Cooney, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, 362; 11. Jim Johnson, Plainview, Neb., 339; 12. Robert Osborne, Norfolk, Neb., 332; 13. Chase Osborne, Battle Creek, Neb., 328; 14. Les Siebert, York, Neb., 321; 15. Curtis Glover, Runnells, Iowa, 315; 16. Nelson Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb., 305; 17. Zachary Zentner, Cedar Rapids, Neb., and Shawn Cooney, Bondurant, Iowa, both 274; 19. Eric Pollard, Peosta, Iowa, 273; 20. Matt Haase, Winside, Neb., 254.  Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Terry Tritt, York, Neb., 1,046; 2. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 1,034; 3. Steven Bevills, Granbury, Texas, 986; 4. John Gill, Marshalltown, Iowa, 907; 5. Jade Lange, Humboldt, Iowa, 722; 6. Anthony Vandenberg, Dublin, Texas, 666; 7. Alex Dostal, Glencoe, Minn., 661; 8. Darwin “Bubba” Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 660; 9. Howard Watson, Weatherford, Texas, and Kaleb Watson, Mineral Wells, Texas, both 653; 11. Kaytee DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 643; 12. Derek Cates, Woodway, Texas, 633; 13. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 609; 14. Shawn Hein, Beatrice, Neb., 587; 15. Oliver Monson, Humboldt, Iowa, and Tom Meyer, Pierce, Neb., both 566; 17. Parker Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb., 547; 18. Brian Schoenbaum, Killeen, Texas, 527; 19. Nathan Wahlstrom, Beatrice, Neb., 523; 20. Harold Clifton, Stephenville, Texas, 506. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods – 1. Chase Rudolf, Prole, Iowa, 1,144; 2. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,125; 3. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 1,069; 4. Justin Svoboda, David City, Neb., 997; 5. Guy Ahlwardt, Antioch, Calif., 931; 6. Cole Carver, Apache Junction, Ariz., 853; 7. Taylor Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 846; 8. Brian Osantowski, Columbus, Neb., 817; 9. Keith Brown Jr., Pittsburg, Calif., 813; 10. Hunter Longnecker, Woodward, Iowa, 799; 11. Matt Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 798; 12. Kyle Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 786; 13. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 781; 14. David Jones, Chandler, Ariz., 780; 15. Dakota Sproul, Hays, Kan., 773; 16. Mark Harrison, Coolidge, Ariz., 770; 17. Jerry Miles, Bernard, Iowa, 757; 18. Brady Bjella, Williston, N.D., 745; 19. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 728; 20. Luke Stallbaumer, Tecumseh, Kan., 720.center_img IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 577; 2. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 532; 3. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 503; 4. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 482; 5. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 473; 6. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 450; 7. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 445; 8. Jacob Gomola, Seneca, Pa., 439; 9. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 438; 10. Jonathon J. Jones, Irvona, Pa., 408; 11. Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., 400; 12. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 398; 13. Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., 393; 14. Mike Oliver, San Antonio, Texas, 392; 15. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 390; 16. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 389; 17. Michael Pombo, Easton, Calif., 387; 18. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 386; 19. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 382; 20. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 371.  Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 1,068; 2. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 1,059; 3. Gregory Muirhead, Mabank, Texas, 1,030; 4. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 893; 5. Larry Underwood, Temple, Texas, 813; 6. Chris Cogburn, Robinson, Texas, 663; 7. Chris Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 605; 8. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 571; 9. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 550; 10. James McCreery, Midlothian, Texas, 519; 11. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 514; 12. Kaden Honeycutt, Willow Park, Texas, 503; 13. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 497; 14. Garett Rawls, Elm Mott, Texas, 486; 15. Austin Moore, Axtell, Texas, 484; 16. Jeff Shepperd, Waco, Texas, 471; 17. Kyle Wilkins, Italy, Texas, 450; 18. Jake Upchurch, Red Oak, Texas, 434; 19. Blaine Shives, Leonard, Texas, 421; 20. Cullen Hill, Healdton, Okla., 416. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Leah Wroten, Independence, Iowa, 944; 2. Kaden Reynolds, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 908; 3. Tathan Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 904; 4. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb., 882; 5. David Norquest, York, Neb., 858; 6. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 829; 7. Cory Probst, Brewster, Minn., 819; 8. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 768; 9. Cody Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 761; 10. Brady J. Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 760; 11. Braxton Berry, Colby, Kan., 757; 12. Drew Barglof, Sioux Rapids, Iowa, 753; 13. Dylan Nelson, Adel, Iowa, 733; 14. John Watson, Des Moines, Iowa, 722; 15. Colby Kaspar, Columbus, Neb., 699; 16. Corey Madden, Avoca, Iowa, 690; 17. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 689; 18. Adam Goff, Minot, N.D., 664; 19. Tim Gonska, Brainerd, Minn., 655; 20. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 619.last_img read more

Codeta seeks new investment for further European ambitions

first_img TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Share Share Ray Wilson, AMLGS: Industry deserves praise for its reaction to a new normal July 23, 2020 Related Articles Genesis to appeal UKGC’s ‘disproportionate suspension’ July 23, 2020 Submit Edward IhreIndustry live gaming specialist Codeta ( has announced that it has launched a second funding round with a view to aid its ambitious future growth plans.The Malta-based operator which seeks to be the leading industry provider for live games and content, is seeking new investment/investors as it looks to expand its services within various European igaming jurisdictions.Confident of securing a new round of financing, Codeta CEO & Founder Edward Ihre detailed to industry media“ has been on an incredible upward growth trajectory since we first went live earlier this year. To keep building momentum, we need to enter new markets, continue to launch new products, and put additional weight behind our marketing campaigns.“This funding round will allow us to do all of this, and continue with our mission to bring live table games into the mainstream. The vertical has huge potential, and we have positioned ourselves to capitalise on it in the coming months,”Ihre further states that following its initial launch in November, Codeta has made significant progress in its starter markets of the UK, Austria, Switzerland and Germany. now offers a sleek and intuitive site with a variety of live dealer games including blackjack and roulette from the likes of NetEnt, Evolution Gaming and Authentic Gaming. The operator’s live dealer games are streamed from dedicated studios, as well as real-life tables on casino floors all over the world, which is known as dual-play. StumbleUponlast_img read more