Facebook co-founders poke Zuckerberg again in battle for more compensation

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Want to be a millionaire? I’d follow Warren Buffett’s example and buy cheap shares

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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I’d follow Warren Buffett’s example and buy cheap shares Zaven Boyrazian | Monday, 4th January, 2021 | More on: OXB Enter Your Email Address Getting rich is a dream shared by many, but only achieved by a few, such as Warren Buffett. Today, the Oracle of Omaha is worth $85.6bn – quite a bit more than the million many of us aim for. However, he first gained his millionaire status around the age of 30, despite only having around $6,000 15 years before. So how did he do it?How Warren Buffett turned $6k into $86bnWarren Buffett’s secret formula for building wealth is not actually a secret. He buys shares in high-quality businesses and holds them for years — sometimes even decades. For example, he initially started buying shares in Coca-Cola in 1988 and has never sold any of them. Some 33 years later, the stock price has risen by nearly 17 times and is now the third-largest holding within the Berkshire Hathaway portfolio.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…This approach is what made Warren Buffett one of the world’s most famous, and to some, the most successful investor today.How does Warren Buffett find high-quality businesses?While buying and holding cheap shares forever is how Warren Buffett got rich, it’s not as simple as it sounds. Remember, when you buy shares, you are purchasing a portion of a company — the more valuable the company, the more valuable the shares.Identifying a valuable business is the key to becoming a successful stock picker. But how do you know whether a business has value?One way is to look for competitive advantages over rival firms. Going back to Coca-Cola, Buffett discovered its popularity over other soft drinks by counting discarded bottle caps. The beverage producer was and still is, generating enormous customer loyalty through its brand. Today, the name Coca-Cola is known worldwide, with over 1.9 billion servings sold each day.Buying cheap shares can make you a millionaireOwning a high-quality business won’t make you rich if you paid too much for it. Over the short term, stock prices are primarily driven by irrational human behaviour. This is why daily price movements appear random and unpredictable. However, over the long term, stock prices eventually reflect the underlying value of the business. That’s why Warren Buffett buys and holds stocks for a long time.But the short-term volatility does create some opportunities for investors to buy shares in a high-quality business at a cheap price. For example, in early 2020, the UK stock market plummeted due to the fears surrounding Covid-19. One stock from my portfolio, Oxford Biomedica (LSE: OXB), saw its share price drop by 40% since the start of the year. The biotech firm assists large pharmaceutical companies in developing gene and cell-based therapies. It is also heavily involved with AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 Vaccine. The pandemic’s effect on everyday operations was minimal, so while many investors were selling out of fear, I was busy buying more shares.If an investor had bought the shares in March, they would be enjoying a return of over 150% in just nine months!The bottom lineThe pandemic has created many opportunities to buy high-quality businesses like Oxford Biomedica at a cheap price. Even now, there are still many stocks within the FTSE 250 trading below pre-pandemic levels.With so many companies being undervalued by the market, I think now could be one of the best opportunities to start down the road to becoming a millionaire just like Warren Buffett did over 70 years ago. Zaven Boyrazian owns shares in Oxford Biomedica. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Zaven Boyrazian Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radarlast_img read more

No drop goal in All Blacks armoury as Springboks pull off epic Test match win

first_imgMonday Sep 17, 2018 No drop goal in All Blacks armoury as Springboks pull off epic Test match win The Springboks held on to edge the All Blacks 36-34 in one of the more dramatic Test matches in recent memory. It was a famous win away from home, with a number of records broken in the process. However, New Zealand’s coaches are still puzzled as to why a late drop goal was not attempted. ADVERTISEMENTSouth Africa came back from 12-0 down to lead 36-34 with minutes remaining in an outstanding contest in Wellington.After an intense eighty minutes of rugby between two old foes, the All Blacks had one last chance at snatching the win after a relentless pounding of the Springboks immovable defensive line.The obvious option was to attempt a drop goal, as that would have sealed a 37-34 home win. However, despite having prodigious talents such as Beauden Barrett and Damian McKenzie to turn to, they instead attempted to force a try. They came mighty close, but spilled a ball and the game was over.Coach Steve Hansen was blunt as ever in his assessment of what happened.“Should we have drop-kicked a goal? Yep, of course we should have. And we had plenty of opportunity to and we didn’t organise ourselves,” he said.“What have we got to do when the clock’s running down (and) the scoreboard’s against us? We’ve just got to take a big breath and do things right and be clinical and, if we’d done that last night, we would’ve won the game. But we didn’t.”ADVERTISEMENTSpringbok coach Rassie Erasmus saw it slightly differently.“That’s New Zealand. They were going for the try, that’s the way they do things,” he said. “It’s a compliment to them. A drop goal is not the New Zealand way.”Replacement scrumhalf TJ Perenara, who was marshalling his troops at the end, said they had weighed up all options but saw space out wide.“The chat to set up for a drop goal did definitely happen, but we get a picture that we back ourselves to score in,” Perenara said. “And, looking back on it, I think it’s still the right call.”ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error All Blacks , Springboks Related Articles 39 WEEKS AGO North vs South should be a permanent fixture… 40 WEEKS AGO Barrett could easily end up on All Blacks… 42 WEEKS AGO Future All Blacks? Here are the standout… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Espinar House / Miguel de Guzmán + Veidimanna Protum

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” 2013 Photographs photographs:  Miguel de GuzmánPhotographs:  Miguel de Guzmán+ 34 Share Espinar House / Miguel de Guzmán + Veidimanna ProtumSave this projectSaveEspinar House / Miguel de Guzmán + Veidimanna Protum Year:  Houses•Segovia, Spain “COPY” Spain Projectscenter_img Year:  CopyCollaborator:Pablo PalominoRigger:Francisco GorritzLighting Design:Esther CeballosContractor:José González EncinarCity:SegoviaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Miguel de GuzmánRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEASkylightsLAMILUXFlat Roof Exit Comfort DuoBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxText description provided by the architects. El Espinar House is built in a small village at the north face of the Sierra de Madrid. The site enjoys a privileged location, on the edge of the town bordering the Natural Park Panera. This situation is the starting point of the project, with the goals of maximizing the mountain and park views to the northwest; optimizing natural light considering it is at the north face of the mountain, and respecting the existing large pines. The dwelling is located in the center of the lot with a perimeter defined by urban legal conditions as well as the situation of the trees.Save this picture!© Miguel de GuzmánThe facade consists of a triple skin: First there is a sandwich panel with OSB boards (which provide the interior finish), extruded polystyrene foam insulation and waterproof chipboard, surrounding the core of the house rooms and living spaces. The second skin is made of cellular polycarbonate, providing extra insulation and expanding the perimeter to wrap a south-facing greenhouse that collects heat during winter days and can be opened to the outside during the summer, defining semi-outdoor extension space for the house. Steel cables allow climbing plants to grow on three sides of the house, as a vegetal third skin.Save this picture!© Miguel de GuzmánThe use of semi mechanized building techniques, steel frames, sandwich panels and polycarbonate, can speed up work time, reduce costs and give the building greater flexibility to make changes in the future. Water and electrical facilities are accesible, making easier to expand, change or perform repairs.Save this picture!© Miguel de GuzmánThe top deck area is a garden that tries to restore the portion of ground garden occupied by the building and provides a leisure space at the level of the treetops with views of the mountains.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessArchitecture Film Festival Rotterdam 2013EventThe End of Car CultureArticles Share Espinar House / Miguel de Guzmán + Veidimanna Protum ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/394253/espinar-house-miguel-de-guzman-veidimanna-protum Clipboard Houses 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/394253/espinar-house-miguel-de-guzman-veidimanna-protum Clipboard Architects: Miguel de Guzmán, Veidimanna Protum Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMiguel de GuzmánOfficeFollowVeidimanna ProtumOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSegoviaHousesSpainPublished on July 02, 2013Cite: “Espinar House / Miguel de Guzmán + Veidimanna Protum” 02 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorGlassMitrexSolar PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemSealantsAGROB BUCHTALHow To Benefit From Ceramic Tiles With Hytect SurfaceSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassFacade SystemsTrimoTrimoterm FTV in the BASE – Backing wallSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingDoorsVEKAFront Doors – SOFTLINECurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsVentilated Facades on Building in PamplonaDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewAccessories / TV MountsYellow Goat DesignScreens – BlossomMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

White Concrete Old House / I/O architects

first_imgCopyHouses, Extension•Stara Zagora, Bulgaria Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/888120/white-concrete-old-house-i-o-architects Clipboard White Concrete Old House / I/O architectsSave this projectSaveWhite Concrete Old House / I/O architects Architects: I/O architects Area Area of this architecture project Bulgaria Save this picture!© Assen Emilov+ 35Curated by María Francisca González Share CopyAbout this officeI/O architectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionStara ZagoraBulgariaPublished on February 01, 2018Cite: “White Concrete Old House / I/O architects” 01 Feb 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesSynthetics / AsphaltMitrexSolar RoofMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalPlumbingSanifloGreywater Pump – Sanifast®SWH190WoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodMembranesEffisusAVCL Systems for FacadesSinksCosentinoBathroom Collection – Silestone® WashbasinsDoorsStudcoPocket Door Trims – CavKitWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Surface Finish – prePATINA-LineHanging LampsEureka LightingSuspended Lights – BloomMetallicsBaileyFacade Systems- I-Line Snap-On Feature ChannelMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects Products used in this ProjectWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol Arte 2.0Team:Georgi Katov, Viara Jeliazkova, Rositsa HristovaStructural Engineering:Petar ChernevCity:Stara ZagoraCountry:BulgariaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Assen EmilovText description provided by the architects. Prior to its reconstruction,
this house from the 1920-ties was a romantic ruin surrounded by authentic and new-built fragments of ancient Augusta Traiana and rather isolated from the contemporary city, yet in its very center.Save this picture!© Assen EmilovSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Assen EmilovThe intervention continues the game of time offsets and brings the design to a contemporary interpretation of the avant-garde, at the time the house was built.
A new volume of white concrete complements the structure and the program of the old house.Save this picture!© Assen EmilovThe composition of the openings, the ambiguous elements of the addition and the materiality blend the two distinct entities. The space of the new stair and its design bring light into the center of the entire composition. The new glossy white concrete slabs integrate and conceal all the contemporary technology of the house.Save this picture!© Assen EmilovSave this picture!DiagramSave this picture!© Assen EmilovProject gallerySee allShow lessA Placemaking Approach to Design Accredited WebinarEventQimen Black Tea House / Atelier LaiSelected Projects Share Area:  425 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” 2017 Year:  “COPY” Manufacturers: Jansen, Alivar, Dekko, Key Sbabo Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/888120/white-concrete-old-house-i-o-architects Clipboard Photographs:  Assen Emilov Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs White Concrete Old House / I/O architectslast_img read more

Bagging the limelight

Monica Lewinsky has turned her skills to designing bags and purses and is selling them online. Items are on sale for between $70 and $130. For each sale, Monica will donate $1 to charity, or “A Buck a Bag” as the site says.  38 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Celebrity AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 October 1999 | News Bagging the limelight About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

Popcorn sales raise over £15,000 for CLIC Sargent

first_img Howard Lake | 4 March 2015 | News Popcorn sales raise over £15,000 for CLIC Sargent  54 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Metcalfe’s Food Company, which owns the Metcalfe’s skinny brand, was founded by Julian Metcalfe, founder of the Pret A Manger and itsu food retail chains.Julian Metcalfe, Creative Director of Metcalfe’s Food Company said:“We’re hoping to raise at least another £20,000 for CLIC Sargent in the next two years. If we reach our total, it means the money raised could pay for 1,000 overnight stays at CLIC Sargent’s brilliant Homes from Home – so get snacking!” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2center_img A partnership between snack brand Metcalfe’s skinny and CLIC Sargent, the cancer charity for children and young people, has raised over £15,000 in its first year.In February 2014 Metcalfe’s skinny renamed its Sea Salt skinny popcorn to CLIC Sargent Salt Topcorn, complete with the charity’s logo and distinctive magenta branding. For each packet sold, Metcalfe’s skinny made a donation to the charity.You might have seen them in Sainsbury’s, Tesco or Waitrose supermarkets or in coffee shops such as Caffe Nero.Over £11,000 has been raised by sales of the charity popcorn. A further £4,000 was raised by staff at the company taking part in sponsored cycle rides, CLIC Sargent’s Wig Wednesday and other events.New variety packThe company has now launched a variety pack which includes the CLIC Sargent Salt popcorn, so it expects to make an even bigger donation to the charity next year. The partnership will continue for another two years.Lucy Caldicott, Director of Fundraising at CLIC Sargent said:“Eating delicious popcorn while raising money for a good cause at the same time is proving pretty popular – and we’re absolutely delighted! With the support of the lovely people at Metcalfe’s Food Company we’re working hard to put the money raised to good use, and helping children and young people cope with cancer and get the most out of life”. Advertisement Tagged with: corporate Trading About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Albania: Government should withdraw “anti-defamation” legislative package introducing state regulation of online media outlets

first_imgNews July 26, 2019 Albania: Government should withdraw “anti-defamation” legislative package introducing state regulation of online media outlets Repressive laws, prosecutions, attacks… Europe fails to shield its journalists against the abuse of the COVID-19 crisis Organisation News News RSF_en to go further August 7, 2020 Find out more 26 July 2019 Our organisations raised our grave concerns with the proposed legislation during our June 2019 meeting with Prime Minister Edi Rama, urging that the amendments be brought into line with international standards. However the revised amendments of 3 July continue to fall far short of  OSCE, Council of Europe and international best practice. The OSCE and local journalists and civil society have repeatedly raised their serious concerns that this package would be detrimental to freedom of expression online. We join Albanian civil society and independent media in calling on the Government of Albania to withdraw these two bills and call on parliament not to approve them.Amendments to law Nr.97/2013 “On Audio Visual Media in the Republic of AlbaniaThe draft laws approved by the Albanian government would empower a state administrative body to regulate the content of online media outlets. These draft laws seek to impose a regime of administrative control on online media through the Audio Visual Media Authority (AMA), a measure which is unprecedented in democratic states. Article 11/2 states that “the scope of work of the Complaints Council is to oversee the provisions of this law, the Code and regulations approved by AMA, particularly related to the respect of dignity and fundamental human rights.” The AMA is an institution whose board members are nominated and dismissed on the discretion of political parties. Through the Complaints Council that is part of AMA, the draft laws seek to replace a model of self-regulation of online media restrict the role of courts.The changes proposed in the law Nr.97/2013 “On Audio Visual Media in the Republic of Albania,” indirectly impose the registration of the ‘provider of media services’ as a precondition to receive ‘fiscal benefits and other benefits of the kind.’ This draft law gives the Complaints Council the power to oblige electronic publications service providers to publish an apology, remove content or insert a pop-up notice in cases of violations of provisions on dignity and privacy. The obligation imposed on online media outlets to protect the ‘dignity and privacy’ of citizens is overly broad and vaguely defined. We are concerned that it could empower the Complaint Council to become a censorship body, by ordering the removal of online media content on an almost discretionary manner and without a court order. An administrative body, such as AMA, cannot and should not shoulder competencies to review defamation, which should be adjudicated by the courts through criminal and civil procedure. The draft law also empowers the Complaints Council to impose administrative fines that vary from 100,000 lek to 1 million lek (from €820 to €8200), which have to be paid before the legal review is exhausted. These administrative fines do not differentiate between private citizens and national broadcasters, raising concerns about proportionality. Law Nr.9918 “On Electronic Communications in the Republic of Albania”Amendments proposed to the law Nr.9918 “On electronic Communications in the Republic of Albania,” open the way for superimposed regulation of online media, not only from AMA but also from the Authority of Postal and Electronic Communications (AKEP).  Changes proposed to article 137 of this law, expose ‘providers of electronic communications’, which do not abide by AKEP rulings/orders that relate to the acts and decisions of the Complaints Council of AMA, or any other body with legal competences in this field, to fines up to 100 million lek (€820,000).Both proposed draft laws go against international best practices that aim at the self-regulation of online media and not its regulation by the state, through administrative censorship bodies. These draft bills also have not been drafted through a transparent procedure in consultation with all interested stakeholders, a concern we raised in a meeting with Prime Minister Edi Rama during our press freedom mission in June 2019.We call on the Government of Albania to withdraw these two bills and call on parliament not to approve them, on account of the objections raised by journalists, civil society and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Instead of seeking further administrative regulations on defamation, the government should seek its complete decriminalization, as suggested by best international practices. We urge the government of Albania to ensure that a meaningful consultation process with journalists and civil society is undertaken with the next draft of the amendments.ARTICLE 19 European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)Reporters Sans Frontières/ Reporters Without Borders (RSF) South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) Follow the news on Albania Help by sharing this information Albania: Seizure threatens independence of two Albanian TV channels AlbaniaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedoms Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment Attacks on media in Europe must not become a new normal On 3 July the Albanian Government’s Council of Ministers approved a series of amendments known as the “anti-defamation package” which include amendments to law Nr.97/2013 “On Audio Visual Media in the Republic of Albania and law Nr.9918 “On Electronic Communications in the Republic of Albania.” The legislative package is a cosmetic review of highly-criticised amendments submitted in December 2018. 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Serious Inadequacies in Wheelchair Provision and Maintenance in Ireland – UL…

first_imgLack of Wheelchair provisions in Ireland says UL study.A study on wheelchair provision, undertaken by the University of Limerick, has highlighted a worrying lack of any national policies or guidelines in support of the 40,000 people who use wheelchairs and seating assistive technology in Ireland.This HRB-funded study in partnership with SeatTech, Enable Ireland as the host organisation and the University of Limerick, has worked with key stakeholders to identify system improvements and to develop a strategy for more efficient provision of wheelchair services.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The research, led by UL’s Dr Rosie Gowran, involved qualitative interviews with key stakeholders including service users, service providers, healthcare professionals, clinical engineers, administrators, suppliers, manufacturers, regulators and policy makers. Participants engaged in a series of workshops, which identified major bottlenecks in unregulated wheelchair provision processes in Ireland and which ultimately led to a proposed strategy document for more sustainable wheelchair and seating provision and a model to review and develop policy relating to wheelchair and seating provision nationally.Major issues includedThe length of waiting times throughout the wheelchair provision process which has significant impact on growing children, and people with progressive conditions.The funding for wheelchair provision is sanctioned by the Health Service Executive, depending on the part of country in which a person lives and how this is prioritised.Follow up & management services to review changing needs are ad hocBreakdown / Repair and Emergency Services can be ad hoc and inadequateRefurbishment, Reissue, Recycling Services are being developed, yet are not appropriately regulatedCommon Language needs to be used to develop sufficient and efficient communication systemsEducation and training for all citizens at a national and local level need to be developed, with particular those involved in healthcare services.Research & development of service and technology advancementIdentifying who takes responsibility for Wheelchair Provision as this is currently unregulated.Dr Gowran states: “The focus this research was wheelchair and seating provision in the Republic of Ireland, which has developed and grown rapidly over the past twenty years, seeing an increase in localised, more accessible specialist services and the availability of advanced technology. However, even with these positive developments, current wheelchair provision, as with many other countries, lacked uniformity and could not be regarded as sustainable. A wheelchair becomes a person’s legs, it becomes part of their skin, and it is a person’s freedom. A wheelchair, if you need one, is essential for survival and it should be seen as a priority.As one participant said when the wheelchair breaks down it is like cutting their two legs off. The current system or lack thereof in Ireland needs to be addressed urgently by Government. Many, Irish children are currently sitting in wheelchairs that are too small for them, being squashed in a wheelchair could have major consequences on their development, not only impacting their limbs but also leaving them at risk of chest infections and pressures ulcers.”“This research has highlighted that the importance of wheelchair provision is misunderstood and there are four key processes which need to be addressed nationally, these include access to services, assessment and delivery, tracking, tracing and taking care of equipment and education and research. I call on the Irish Government to bring these issues onto the programme for government and sanction a national review of wheelchair services as a matter public priority, equating the importance of appropriate and regulated provision to the prescription of pharmaceutical drugs. As one research participant told me, you wouldn’t let someone do heart surgery on you if they hadn’t been to college, why should I let someone fix my wheelchair if they don’t know what they are doing? While the impact of inadequate and unregulated infrastructure may not be immediately apparent, the side effects may have long-term and or lethal consequences. This is a human rights issue“, said Dr Gowran. WhatsApp Facebook Twitter NewsSerious Inadequacies in Wheelchair Provision and Maintenance in Ireland – UL StudyBy Staff Reporter – February 19, 2014 516 Advertisementcenter_img Linkedin Previous articleHunt museum houses fine art rare collections and the High CourtNext articleSebastian Barry to take Limerick Literary Festival Line Up Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Printlast_img read more

Heroin use on the increase

first_imgPrint Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Facebook Previous articleGarda Band plays in Lions 50th anniversaryNext articleGAA – Action from Na Piarsaigh’s SHC Semi final win over Kilmallock 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. NewsLocal NewsHeroin use on the increaseBy Bernie English – September 28, 2015 690 TAGSdrugsfeaturedheroineincreaselimerick Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisementcenter_img WHILE figures show that there are 800 people using heroin in the Midwest region, workers in the field say that the statistics haven’t been updated since 2008 and the current number of addicts is much higher.And young women are increasingly becoming users of the drug, according to the Midwest Drugs and Alcohol Forum.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Forum co-ordinator, Gearoid Prendergast told this week’s metropolitan district meeting of Limerick City and County council that they are now tasked with dealing with the issue of alcohol abuse as well as drugs, but the funding for all fora nationwide has been cut by 47 per cent.Cllr Daniel Butler (FG), who works as an addiction counsellor, said that targeting addicts and punishing them is the wrong approach. Twitter Linkedin WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more