NewsHealthPoliticsHospital extension delay leads to call for changes in planning processBy Staff Reporter – September 10, 2018 1189 Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleWATCH: Awful first half costs Munster as Glasgow claim Pro14 winNext articleLimerick Lifestyle with Olivia O’Sullivan – Girls day out with a difference Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Linkedin Advertisement Deputy Joe Carey who is calling for a change in the planning process for major public service projects.Photo: Yvonne VaughanA CALL to have planning applications for major public service projects bypass local authorities and be dealt with directly by An Bord Pleanala has been made after it emerged that a €14million extension to University Hospital Limerick (UHL) will be delayed because of a planning appeal lodged by a local resident.Clare TD Joe Carey has written to Planning Minister Damien English asking that public service developments should not be delayed or jeopardised by individual objections to planning permission granted by local councils.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He explained that construction on the 60-bed unit which was being provided to reduce overcrowding at UHL will be delayed by an appeal made by Joe McNamara of Woodlawn Drive, Dooradoyle to An Bord Pleanala against last month’s decision by Limerick City and County Council to grant planning approval to the development.Mr McNamara’s appeal will delay the final grant of permission for up to six months or prevent it from proceeding altogether.Deputy Carey explained that the emergency department at UHL, which serves Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary, is the most consistently overcrowded in the country with 969 patients on hospital trolleys last month, which was the highest number in the country.He said that while he had no wish to deprive people of their right to appeal against planning decisions, giving An Bord Pleanala the right to deal directly with applications for major public service projects would streamline the process and allow people have their views considered without compromising the public interest.“Management at UHL say that the 60 single patient en-suite rooms would help to improve patient comfort, safety, privacy and dignity and assist with the management of infection control in the hospital. The new rooms would also increase bed capacity and improve patient flow across the hospital,” Deputy Carey explained.In his appeal, Mr McNamara stated that it was inappropriate to seek planning permission for a building and car-parks of this scale without a landscaping plan that would help alleviate the negative effects on the residential amenity.He explained that 11 major projects were carried out in the hospital over the past eight years and this represented a massive intensification of use of a facility in the middle of a residential district. He added that a master plan should be submitted to enable the assessment of how the block fits in with proposed and past developments on the site. Limerick on Covid watch list TAGShealthLimerick City and CountyNewspolitics Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Email TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat
News UpdatesAwadh Bar Association Calls Off Its Ongoing Strike, To Resume Work From March 8 Sparsh Upadhyay6 March 2021 9:04 AMShare This – xThe Awadh Bar Association on Saturday (06th March) held its meeting and thereafter, issued a press note stating that it is ending its ongoing strike and has asked its members to resume ‘Judicial Working’ from March 08. With this, the strike of the Association that has been continuing since 24th February, has now officially come to an end. The Association has been voicing its…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Awadh Bar Association on Saturday (06th March) held its meeting and thereafter, issued a press note stating that it is ending its ongoing strike and has asked its members to resume ‘Judicial Working’ from March 08. With this, the strike of the Association that has been continuing since 24th February, has now officially come to an end. The Association has been voicing its 4-point demands, and which are: – Extension of jurisdiction of High Court (Lucknow Bench)To Establish GST Tribunal’s State Bench in Lucknow To protest against Education Tribunal To Establish Company Law Appellate Tribunal in Lucknow While calling off the strike, the Association has also informed that it would be forming a ‘Jurisdictional Struggle Committee’ (Kshetradhikar Sangharsh Samiti) consisting of members from Advocates’, Teachers’ and Traders’ Unions so that their movement gets stronger. In today’s meeting, the Committee also supported the call for the establishment of HC’s Bench for the Western district of Uttar Pradesh and till the time such a bench is provided with basic amenities/proper infrastructure, the western districts of UP must be included/brought under Lucknow Bench’s Jurisdiction. Further, its has been decided that the Committee so formed shall hold a candle March on 12th March in Lucknow. It may be noted that the Awadh Bar Association had moved the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court, seeking the establishment of the GST Appellate Tribunal at Lucknow, and not Allahabad. Further, on 04th March, the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court restrained the Central Government from establishing the GST Appellate Tribunal in the State of UP without Court’s permission. In view of the ongoing conflict with respect to the location of the Tribunal, a Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi said, “Having considered the arguments advanced and also the instructions communicated to us on behalf of respondent nos. 1 (Union of India) and 2 (GST Council), we deem it appropriate to direct respondent nos. 1 and 2 for not establishing Goods and Services Tax Appellate Tribunal for the State of Uttar Pradesh without leave of this Court.” Significantly, a tussle is presently going on between the Allahabad High Court Bar Association and the Awadh Bar Association over the passing of the Uttar Pradesh Educational Services Tribunal Bill, 2021 which proposes to constitute two benches of the Tribunal in Lucknow and Allahabad (now known as Prayagraj). Notably, both the associations have cited different reasons for opposing the Bill. While HCBA, Allahabad is opposing the Bill as the Bill proposes to establish Tribunal’s Principal Bench in Lucknow, on the other hand, the Awadh Bar Association is miffed over the bifurcation of the Tribunal at two places.Next Story
Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Photo: US Air Force / PixabayJAMESTOWN — A deceased priest who served at St. James’ and St. John’s Roman Catholic churches has been named in two Child Victim Act lawsuits in state Supreme Court in Chautauqua County, according to Horowitz Law of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.Fr. Ralph P. Federico was named in the two lawsuits filed in July 2020 in state Supreme Court in Chautauqua County.Fr. Ralph Federico Horowitz LawAccording to the lawsuits, both victims were 10 years old at the time of the abuse. The first lawsuit states that the abuse occurred in 1976 when Federico served St. John’s Roman Catholic Church in Jamestown. The plaintiff was a student and participated in youth activities at St. John’s, where he met Federico.The second allegation claims Federico allegedly engaged in “unpermitted sexual contact” around 1974 while serving at Our Lady of Pompeii in Depew. Federico was also named in a lawsuit filed in August 2019, when the Child Victims Act first went into effect, allowing past sexual abuse victims to file claims. A man told the 7 Eyewitness News (diocesan documents confirm) that he reported an allegation against Federico in 2018. The victim was 12 years old when the abuse occurred in the early 1970s. The victim claims he was an altar boy at Our Lady of Pompeii in Depew, where Federico was pastor, but the abuse occurred when Federico took him to a trailer he owned in Mayville.Federico died in 2007, 12 years before the lawsuits came to light. He was 80 years old. Federico was ordained in 1952 and retired in 1997.He served at Our Lady of Pompeii, Lancaster, in the 1950s, Brothers of Mercy Nursing Home in Clarence in the 1960s, St John in Olean in the 1960s, St. James in the 1960s, St. John’s from 1970-76, and Our Lady of Lourdes, Bemus Point, from 1978 to 1997.Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo in New York.
The complete lyrics:“Trump’s Nuts Roasting On An Open Fire”Trump’s nuts roasting on an open fireas he keeps nipping at his foes.you’ll cry creepy uncle every time he arrivesfor he keeps clawing at your clotheseverybody knows some money and entitlementcan help to make the season whitemothers of color with their kids out of sightwill find it hard to sleep at night.They know that truuump is on his way.he’s got black boys in hoodies locked up on his sleighand every working man is going to crywhen they learn that Letch don’t care how you live or if you dieSooo I’m offering this simple phraseto kids from 1 to 92although it’s been said many times, many waysMerry Christmas to youMerry Christmas, Merry ChristmasDonald Trump, [email protected]$k youMain Art: Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum-selling artist Fiona Apple changed the popular “The Christmas Song” to include lyrics critical of President-Elect Donald Trump, renaming it “Trump’s Nuts Roasting On An Open Fire” and posting a video of her singing the critical song on her Tumblr page. (Photo: Fiona Apple official Facebook profile) Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/pianist Fiona Apple set social media sites ablaze Tuesday afternoon after dropping a blatantly anti-Donald Trump tune on her Tmblr page titled “Trump’s Nuts Roasting On An Open Fire.”The song, sung a cappella in Apple’s signature low, almost mournful, smoky-jazz contralto, switches out the classic lyrics of holiday fave “The Christmas Song”—which famously includes the well-known line “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire”—for the more direct reference to the president-elect’s anatomy, along with many other critical switcheroos referencing xenophobia and racism throughout the roughly one and a half minute serenade. “Trump’s nuts roasting on an open fire,” she sings, her dog occasionally barking in the background. “As he keeps nipping at his foes. You’ll cry creepy uncle / every time he arrives / for he keeps clawing at your clothes. “Everybody knows some money and entitlement / can help to make the season white,” she continues. “Mothers of color with their kids out of sight / will find it hard to sleep at night.”Apple, 39, published the track on her Tumblr account “Fiona Apple Rocks,” and included an audio version, full lyrical sheet, and selfie video—in which she sings the dark parody while gazing down at the camera through black-rimmed glasses and her dangling, long brown hair. “The Christmas Song” was originally penned in 1945 by songwriters Bob Wells and Mel Tormé. Apple’s caustic version comes amid a spike in hate crimes nationwide since the Nov. 8 presidential election, with some perpetrators citing the former reality TV personality-turned-commander in chief in the attacks. The multi-platinum-selling artist exploded onto the music scene in 1996 with her debut Tidal, for which she earned a Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for its single “Criminal.” Her follow-up, 1999’s When the Pawn…—an abbreviation of a 444-character title/poem—was also nominated for a Grammy, as was 2005’s Extraordinary Machine and 2012’s The Idler Wheel… The award-winning musician caps the number off by tearing up a photo of Trump and punctuating her message with a “Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas / Donald Trump, [email protected]&k you.”Check out the track HERE and the vid below:
MEDIA RELEASE: EUTHANASIA – FREE NEW ZEALAND.Application for a change to New Zealand Law on assisted suicide and euthanasia is not in society’s best interests.“Lecretia Seales is a courageous woman, afflicted with a terrible disease. It is impossible not to be moved by her tragic situation. Yet her application to the High Court for a ruling on whether current N.Z. laws in respect of euthanasia and assisted suicide breach her rights under the Bill of Rights Act, although intended only to relate to her case, will, if successful, in the long run adversely affect the rights of many others in our society” says Professor David Richmond, a spokesperson for Euthanasia-Free New Zealand.“Ms Seales’ request is superficially a simple one based on personal choice and autonomy. Unfortunately the issues are far more complex for society than that”, he said. “Current laws were drawn up to guarantee citizens the right to life. If Ms. Seales’ actions were to lead eventually to the decriminalisation of euthanasia and assisted suicide as she apparently hopes they will, citizens will be guaranteed the right to State sanctioned death – presumably at the hands of doctors. Our observation of how these things work in Holland and Belgium where euthanasia and assisted suicide are legal does not encourage us to think that significant abuses, including being killed without a specific request, will not occur”, he said. “There are compelling reasons for leaving the law as it is whilst concentrating on providing every care possible to relieve suffering in dying and upholding the dignity of those close to death.”Euthanasia–Free New Zealand hopes that this court action will result in a fresh impetus in our society to uphold the right of every citizen including the most vulnerable of us: the elderly, those with disabilities, the dependent and those near the end of life, to respect, care, support, honour – and life.ENDS