Email Previous articleWATCH: O’Mahony “excited” ahead of must-win Racing clashNext articleTonight at the Museum 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. Advertisement TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Facebook Twitter Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Quinlivan urges support for Motion on Student Rents Print Linkedin NewsPoliticsPension Bill would put people on doleBy Bernie English – January 9, 2020 1318 Limerick on Covid watch list RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSLimerick City and CountyMaurice QuinlivanNationalNewspension billpoliticsSinn Fein Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites WhatsApp Sinn Fein TD warns of impending “tsunami of addiction” when lockdown ends, as gardai seize €50,000 in drugs and cash in Limerick city estate Limerick Sinn Fein TD Maurice QuinlivanA MOVE to stop Government proposals to increase the pension age will have the support of a Limerick TD when it is debated in the Dáil.Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan said that Government plan to increase the pension age to 67 in January 2021 and to 68 years in 2028 means that workers, and especially those approaching retirement, may not access their State Pension at 66 years, as is now the case.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “These increases will see Ireland have one of the highest pension ages in the world.Currently, anyone obliged by contract to retire at 65 years is forced on to a jobseeker’s payment for one year before accessing their State Pension at 66 years.“From next year, retirees will be forced on to a jobseeker’s payment for two years. This is an unacceptable situation for people who have worked hard and paid their taxes.“This will see Ireland have a pension age that is well ahead of the majority of our EU counterparts. Our nearest neighbours England do not plan to move their pension age to 68 years until 2046, eighteen years after Ireland.“Our Bill calling on the Government to establish a Pension Age Task Force would look at pension age and make recommendations based on evidence rather than cost-saving measures. This Bill will be debated in the Dáil in the coming weeks.“Nobody due to retire should be forced on to a jobseeker’s payment. I hope that all parties and none will support this Sinn Féin Bill,” Deputy Quinlivan added.
Twitter Frontline Hoosier Guardsmen receive COVID-19 vaccination WhatsApp Pinterest (Photo supplied/Indiana National Guard) Twitter Google+ CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Previous articleTis the season for house firesNext articleMan stabbed to death in Warsaw identified 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. Approximately 200 Indiana National Guard soldiers and airmen received the COVID vaccination today at the Johnson County Armory.The Hoosier Guardsmen who received the vaccination have been on the frontline of pandemic response missions including at long-term care facilities, COVID testing sites, protective equipment distribution warehouses and food banks.Select Hoosier Guardsmen are receiving vaccinations as part of a U.S. Department of Defense program that allocated doses, in a program separate from the shipments of vaccine the state of Indiana is receiving for frontline civilian healthcare workers. Indiana and New York are the first two National Guard states to pilot this Defense Department program.“In March, we answered the governor’s call to stand with the state in the fight against the spread of the virus,” said Brig. Gen. Dale Lyles, Indiana National Guard adjutant general. “Our soldiers and airmen responded by filling critical roles across the state standing shoulder to shoulder with our fellow Hoosiers as we tackle this insidious virus.”The Guardsmen, medics who are trained by Army or Air Force instructors, also took Centers for Disease Control and Prevention courses specific to the coronavirus including administering the COVID-19 vaccination and best practices for patient care and curbside or drive-thru immunization activities.“I have such a strong sense of pride and honor that the Indiana National Guard is helping to lead the way out of the pandemic,” said Col. Michael Jones, Indiana Army National Guard state surgeon. “Our Guardsmen, as well as Hoosiers, are better protected by receiving and assisting in the administration of the COVID vaccine.”Since the pandemic response missions began in March, Indiana Guardsmen have been in the trenches fighting the COVID-19 battle primarily on the defensive with masks, sanitizing and distancing techniques. Facebook By 95.3 MNC – December 17, 2020 0 142 Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Google+
Two more north-central Iowa deaths from COVID-19 — 54% of COVID-19 cases in area reported this month
Franklin41 Winnebago RecoveredNew Recovered Winnebago32246.37 July case countCases before July 1New since July 1% since July 1 Hancock476056.07 Cerro Gordo171 Kossuth324357.33 Wright4376 Worth21337.5 Butler475553.92 Wright1 Floyd73372.27 Butler2 Mitchell76 Area Total81196454.31 Worth Franklin19011 Franklin103454.21 Mitchell6585.52 Butler83281.38 Floyd663534.65 Kossuth34145.33 Total % Recovered Wright383387.6 Hancock1071 Area Total28 Area Total177538 Winnebago69 Floyd1014 Confirmed CasesNew Cases Worth154173.21 Mitchell294761.84 Cerro Gordo5628 Winnebago264362.31 Hancock82576.63 Wright3706715.33 Butler1022 DES MOINES — Two more north-central Iowans are dead from COVID-19.According to the Iowa Department of Public Health’s website in the 24-hour period leading up to 11 o’clock this morning, one more death was reported in Cerro Gordo County with another in Franklin County. That brings the area’s death toll to 28 — 17 in Cerro Gordo; four in Franklin; two each in Butler, Floyd and Hancock; and one in Wright.38 more cases were reported in the same 24-hour time period — 11 in Franklin; eight in Cerro Gordo; six in Wright; four each in Floyd and Worth; two each in Butler and Kossuth; and one in Hancock — to bring the area’s total since the start of the pandemic to 1775. 964 of those 1775 cases have been reported in the month of July, or 54.3%.41 more people in the area have recovered to bring the total to 1089, or 61.4%.Looking at the state numbers in the same 24-hour period: 15 more deaths were reported to bring the total to 854; 582 more cases were reported to bring the total to 43,778; 545 more recoveries have been reported to bring the total to 31,741, or 72.5%. Kossuth Area Total10894161.35 Franklin7711359.47 Kossuth752 Floyd2 Worth564 Cerro Gordo2131837.9 DeathsNew Cerro Gordo10246081.85 Hancock2 Mitchell
The highly rated Highlander only made himself available this week after voluntarily sitting out the recent Rugby Championship to deal with fitness and personal issues.Anton Lienert-Brown, Jack Goodhue and fellow veteran Ryan Crotty join Williams in the centres, leaving Laumape on the outer.As expected, Hansen is persisting with his new tactic of using two playmakers — Richie Mo’unga at fly-half and Beauden Barrett at fullback — to counter opponents’ rush defence.An excellent Super Rugby season sees Brad Weber join TJ Perenara and Aaron Smith in the three halfbacks selected by Hansen.Rieko Ioane, Sevu Reece and George Bridge ensure the defending champions have potency on both wings, along with the versatile Jordie Barrett.Ben Smith remains in the mix, although recent poor form and Hansen’s tactical switch mean he is more likely to feature on the wing than at fullback.Hansen acknowledged the All Blacks’ rivals had closed the gap on his team but warned the weight of expectation could be overwhelming for those not used to facing it.“This World Cup looks like it’s going to be the most fiercely contested yet, with a number of teams thinking that they’re going to win it,” he said.“This is where I think we have a small advantage — we live here all the time,” he said.The All Blacks begin their World Cup defence with a blockbuster clash against South Africa on September 21, seeking to dominate a group that also includes Italy, Namibia and Canada.New Zealand:Forwards (17)Dane Coles, Liam Coltman, Codie Taylor, Nepo Laulala, Joe Moody, Atu Moli, Angus Ta’avao, Ofa Tuungafasi, Scott Barrett, Brodie Retallick, Patrick Tuipulotu, Sam Whitelock, Sam Cane, Luke Jacobson, Kieran Read (captain), Ardie Savea, Matt Todd.Backs (14)TJ Perenara, Aaron Smith, Brad Weber, Beauden Barrett, Richie Mo’unga, Ryan Crotty, Jack Goodhue, Anton Lienert-Brown, Sonny Bill Williams, Jordie Barrett, George Bridge, Rieko Ioane, Sevu Reece, Ben Smith.Share on: WhatsApp Sonny Bill Williams was named in New Zealand’s World Cup squad, giving him the chance to lift the trophy for a third time.Auckland, New Zealand | AFP | All Blacks selectors backed star centre Sonny Bill Williams to help achieve an unprecedented World Cup treble in Japan but dumped veteran prop Owen Franks from their 31-man squad on Wednesday.The axing of 108-Test stalwart Franks was the major surprise, although the defending champions also had no room for rampaging midfielder Ngani Laumape or rejuvenated flanker Liam Squire.They did, however, keep faith with struggling back Ben Smith as the New Zealanders target a third straight World Cup title and fourth overall.Williams is among a trio of players hoping to secure a personal treble in Japan, alongside captain Kieran Read and lock Sam Whitelock.Another nine members of the squad tasted success at the last rugby showpiece in Britain four years ago, while 19 are World Cup debutants.The squad collectively boasts 1,195 Test caps and has eight players aged 30-plus.Coach Steve Hansen said winning three titles in a row was “an awesome challenge”.“We know it’s going to be hard, we know it’s going to be tough… we’re looking forward to taking that pressure head-on,” he said.Williams, the oldest member of the squad at 34, defied his doubters after an injury-plagued season to play a key role in this month’s 36-0 victory over the Wallabies in Auckland.He is now studying for a coaching certificate and another world crown might be enough to persuade him to call time on a remarkable career that also includes two rugby league NRL titles and victory in seven heavyweight boxing bouts.– ‘Most fiercely contested’ Cup –Hansen said two-time World Cup winner Franks had fallen victim to changes in the game, with the likes of Atu Moli and Angus Ta’avao offering more versatility.“We believe the game requires us to have big, mobile number ones and threes (props),” he said.Hookers Dane Coles, Codie Taylor and Liam Coltman were always regarded as certainties, with Coles probably edging Taylor as preferred starter.Brodie Retallick returns from a shoulder injury to partner Whitelock in the locks, backed up by Patrick Tuipulotu and Scott Barrett, who can also play in the back row.Read, Ardie Savea, Matt Todd and Luke Jacobson make up the rest of the loose forwards, with Squire’s bid for late inclusion falling flat.