Children going back to school homeless

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter TAGSAlan Jacqueseducationhomelessness Students in Limerick colleges to benefit from more than €1.5M funding to assist with online learning Print Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 Facebook Linkedin WhatsApp Emailcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick schools urged to get involved in STEM challenge According to Focus Ireland Limerick manager Ger Spillane, the figures for the city are especially stark THE rise in rents in the city and county as seen in the recent Daft.ie report coupled with a shortage of housing is a major concern for Focus Ireland, with Limerick children severely impacted.According to Focus Ireland Limerick manager Ger Spillane, the figures for the city are especially starkwith a one-bed apartment now renting at €678 per month — a near 14 per cent rise in 12 months. Available one-bed apartments in the county area have also risen remarkably, at 8.8 per cent year-on-year or up to €478 per month.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Focus Ireland warned that the nearly 3,000 children who are homeless nationally are becoming the invisible victims of the rental crisis as many have been forced into homelessness due to rising rents or through buy-to-let properties being repossessed.The charity said the situation is bleak for 1,800 schoolchildren who are homeless as they prepare to return to school while living in emergency accommodation.“Up to 1,800 children are preparing to return to primary or secondary school and many are from families forced into homelessness by the rental crisis. This situation is really impacting on them as children and on their education. It is fundamentally wrong this is being allowed to happen,” Mr Spillane commented.Focus Ireland believe the Government review of Rebuilding Ireland must include immediate action to ease the rental crisis and to get more vacant homes back into the housing stock.“Our frontline staff here in Limerick are still dealing with people who have become homeless from the rental sector as rents have been hiked up and they can’t afford them. There needs to a much wider range of Government actions taken to protect tenants and keep them in their homes,” he insists.The latest Daft report shows that rents are at an all-time high, while the number of homes available to rent remains at the lowest level on record. Mr Spillane said the situation will not greatly improve without an increase in the number of rental properties available on the market.Read more news stories in the Limerick Post News section. Changes to the Student Support Scheme for people living in Direct Provision Previous articleLimerick winners at Pure M AwardsNext articleCouncillors urged to review Limerick greenway Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsCommunityPoliticsChildren going back to school homelessBy Alan Jacques – August 31, 2017 1304 Education and Training Board serves up award winning standards Consultation process on a new action plan for apprenticeship launchedlast_img read more

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Blues athlete of the week: Anthony Bradley

first_imgName: Anthony BradleyClub: Oxford University Rugby League Football ClubCollege:UniversityYear: 2nd Year ChemistPosition: PropQ: What’s the highlight of your Blues career thus far?A: The tour this January to Europe, which included training with the Catalan Dragons – a Super League side.Q:Which sportsman do you model yourself on?A:Bradford Bulls forward Sam Burgess.  He has only just turned nineteen so we can really identify with  him. And his work rate and attitude are phenomenal.Q:Do you see yourself playing after University? A: Possibly, but I don’t imagine I’ll play beyond the level I do at the moment.Q:Who’s got the best banter on your team?A: Batman.  A very entertaining character with some interesting nocturnal habits!Q:Does your status as a Blues player lead to your being approached bystar-struck  fans on the street?A:Yes, frequently.Q:How are you feeling about Varsity?A:Very excited indeed.  We were delighted to win last year, and Cambridge will be out for revenge.  It’s  on Thursday of 8th week at Twickenham Stoop.  Tickets go on sale soon.last_img read more

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Museums in Croatia have seen a large drop in visitors and millions in losses

first_imgA good indicator is Zagreb’s, globally most popular museum, the one with broken connections where the crown “ate” 85,9% of visitors, from last year’s 34.045 visitors in July and August fell to 4.788, which is not surprising because a comparison of Croatian Tourist Board data shows that In July 2020, the city of Zagreb recorded a decrease of 76% in tourist arrivals compared to the same month last year. Croatian museums, like those around the world, have been hit by an unprecedented crisis. Source: MDC / Photo: Una Laurencic, Pexels.com What this decline means to those museums that make serious money on tickets is best shown by the data provided to MDC by Darko Komšo, director of the Archaeological Museum of Istria. This museum earned HRK 8,4 million on tickets at all its sites last summer in July and August, and HRK 4,5 million in the same period this year. The loss of almost four million means that this agile museum lost almost 150 thousand euros every week this summer. The data will be even gloomier at the end of the year because the season is over, COVID is unfortunately not, school visits and excursions are on hold, and most of Zagreb’s museums remain closed. The Museum Documentation Center (MDC) conducted a survey on a sample of the most visited Croatian museums, among which those that traditionally bring the largest number of foreign tourists in the summer stand out. Already in the first wave of the pandemic, many museums reported revenue losses ranging from 75 to 80%, and large museums and those located in tourist areas counted losses in the hundreds of thousands of euros a week, according to the MDC. Klovićevi dvori Gallery, although collectively recording an increase of 13% from 17.555 to 19.861 visitors, in its comprehensive report explains that 17.000 visitors were “earned” by the changes caused by the pandemic and earthquake that moved our festival from June to July and returned to their outdoor spaces. on Grič and the Amadeo Summer Stage. When you look at the visit to the exhibitions in Klovićevi dvori and Kula Lotrščak, you can see that the visit dropped from 16.555 last summer to 1.361 this season. But at the beginning of the summer, when museums began to open and tourists arrived, the hope arose that the drop in visits would not be as significant as predicted. Although cultural tourism accounts for 40% of its tourism in Europe, a certain positive trend of tourist arrival did not affect the number of visitors to museums. Namely, only in July and August in Croatia there was a drop in visitors of 79,18 percent. After NEMO (Network of European Museum Organizations) published its conclusions in May this year research on the impact of COVID on museums predicting a “long-term dramatic drop in revenue” until the end of 2020. According to the annual statistics collected and analyzed by MDC in recent years, the Archaeological Museum of Istria in Pula and the Museum of the City of Split are the most frequently visited among the top five most visited Croatian museums, under which our most attractive ancient monuments are Arena and Diocletian’s Cellars, Dubrovnik Museums, and Klovićevi dvori broken connections. The Nikola Tesla Technical Museum and the Museums of Hrvatsko Zagorje are also very popular, but foreign tourists do not make up the majority of the audience. Dubrovnik museums in 2019 and August had 84.480 visitors, and this year 18.197 or a minus of 78,4%. Last year, the Museum of the City of Split recorded 99.761 visitors in the middle of the season in two months, and in 2020 15.589 or a drop of 84,3%. The Archaeological Museum of Istria, the absolute champion of attendance for years, lost 55,6% of visits this summer and fell in the summer months from 247.344 to 109.687. Although only at the beginning of 2021, when we collect statistical data for the whole of 2020 from all museums in the Republic of Croatia, we will be able to accurately determine the dimensions of the number of visitors, data on visits to these five museum houses, which annually attract a third of all visitors. in July and August, a decline of 79,18 percent was recorded, according to the survey. last_img read more

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Sex-tape blackmail: Prosecutors demand trial for Real Madrid striker

first_img Loading… The Versailles Prosecutor’s Office have requested that Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema stands trial for his part in an attempted sex-tape blackmail.Advertisement Benzema’s lawyer Sylvain Cormier confirmed the news in an interview with EFE, as reported by Marca, and relates to his alleged involvement in blackmailing his former France international teammate Mathieu Valbuena.It has been alleged that the Madrid star acted as an intermediary between a group of blackmailers and Valbuena, who appeared in a recorded video of a sexual nature.Benzema is said to have encouraged Valbuena to pay the demands of the blackmailers, which was refused, and the Madrid striker was subsequently banished from the France international setup by boss Didier Deschamps.Benzema’s lawyer Cormier has said: “This is no surprise, the Attorney General has been very involved in this matter so we expected him to ask to go to trial, although the accusations are not based on reality.”Former Liverpool striker Djibril Cissé has also been involved in the investigation with Karim Zenati, a childhood friend of Benzema’s and three other people.Read Also: Zidane wants Messi to stay in Spain despite Barcelona exit claimsCissé reportedly failed in his attempts to convince Valbuena so the gang then moved to Benzema, using Zenati as the mutual link.In December, the Supreme Court in France rejected an appeal from Benzema that evidence against him had been gathered illegally.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes20 Historical Things You Won’t Believe Actually HappenedYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksMost Famous Female Race Car Drivers Of All Time10 Extremely Dirty Seas In The WorldFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtThe Best Cars Of All Time7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseTop 10 Most Populated Cities In The WorldWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?last_img read more

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