€55,000 funding for anti-bullying training

first_imgNewsEducation€55,000 funding for anti-bullying trainingBy John Keogh – September 17, 2014 715 TAGSbullyingDepartment of EducationEducation Minister Jan O’Sullivan Advertisement Delay in Limerick schools patronage process ‘unacceptable’ Previous articleFree tests in Limerick to protect against sight lossNext article1,000 Limerick people run 5k with Ray John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Beyond the neon runes New UL president invited independent inquiry WhatsApp Jan O’Sullivan, the Limerick minister who will be involved in the launch of the new energuy initiative “Let’s Conserve Energy Together Better.”Education Minister Jan O’SullivanEDUCATION Minister Jan O’Sullivan has announced that €55,000 in additional funding is to be provided for nationwide anti-bullying training sessions for parents this year.This figure is in addition to the €60,000 originally allocated this year, bringing the total allocation for 2014 to €115,000.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Anti-Bullying Parent Training Programme is run jointly by the National Parents Council Primary NPC-P and the National Parents Council Post Primary NPC-PP to support the implementation of the Action Plan on Bullying, which called for training and resources for parents and boards of management.Minister O’Sullivan commented: “I recognise the very high level of demand among parents for this type of training.  Parents need the tools and know-how to support their children in preventing bullying from happening and in dealing with it when it does arise – in particular, I have already been contacted by many parents who are seeking more support in helping their children to combat cyberbullying.”She also thanked the NPC-P and the NPC-PP for their work in delivering the sessions and noted the very positive feedback from participants.The Minister encouraged all parents to avail of the training  and said: “Everyone in the wider community has an important role to play in tackling all forms of bullying and in teaching children how to manage relationships, be resilient and have empathy for others. Bullying is not a problem schools can or should be left to tackle alone.”In 2013, funding of €60,000 supported the delivery of 105 anti-bullying parent training sessions to 3,279 parents nationwide.It is expected that the funding in 2014 will allow more than 200 sessions to be organised throughout the country. Printcenter_img Linkedin Read Your Mind launches in Limerick City and County Libraries Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 142 Limerick schools benefit from minor works scheme Twitter €20 million funding plan for Limerick Institute of Technology Facebooklast_img read more

Hurricane Florence: Are you covered?

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Myriam DiGiovanni After writing for Credit Union Times and The Financial Brand, Myriam DiGiovanni covers financial literacy for FinancialFeed. She is also a storytelling expert and works with credit unions to help … Web: www.financialfeed.com Details Hurricane Florence What you don’t know about your homeowners insurance may cost you when disaster strikes.According to the Insurance Information Institute, you can count on the majority of homeowners’ policies to cover the structure of your home, personal property, detached units and any living expenses. Everything else may require special policies or may be excluded.Take natural disasters like hurricanes. To limit their exposure to catastrophic losses from these events, insurers offer deductible plans that, depending on the state, will determine the level of hurricane, windstorm or wind/hail deductibles.The III says there are two kinds of wind damage deductibles: hurricane, which covers just damage from hurricanes, and wind/hail, which exclusively covers wind damage. In general, these are percentage deductibles, which can range from 1% to 5% of a home’s insured value.So if your house is insured for $300,000 and has a 5% deductible, you’re responsible for the first $15,000 of your claim. You’ll find details of hurricane deductibles on the declarations page of your homeowners policy.Believe it or not, while the National Flood Insurance Program reports that 90% of all natural disasters involve flooding, you won’t find flood coverage in standard homeowners’ or renters’ policies. You’ll need a separate policy for that from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Flood Insurance Program and/or a few private insurers.NFIP offers up to $250,000 to cover your home’s structure and $100,000 for your personal property. According to FEMA, it’s not just homes in flood zones at risk. In fact, more than 20% of flood claims come from properties outside high-risk federal flood zones.Need more incentive to do your homework instead of skimming your policies? NFIP flood insurance policies may cover up to $1,000 spent to protect your property like sandbags or water pumps. The III advises homeowners to keep copies of all receipts and time spent to do the work so it’s easy to ask for reimbursement.last_img read more

Aug. 14 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings

first_imgXtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chris Abelson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,194; 2. Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz., 1,188; 3. Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M., 1,153; 4. Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, Minn., 1,152; 5. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 1,151; 6. J.D. Auringer, Waterloo, Iowa, 1,149; 7. Justin Jones, Bemidji, Minn., 1,139; 8. Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, 1,138; 9. Nick Roberts, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,137; 10. Michael Densberger, Lincoln, Neb., 1,136; 11. Keith Jack Lamphere, Monroeton, Pa., 1,125; 12. Ricky Stephan, South Sioux City, Neb., 1,124; 13. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa, 1,116; 14. Kyle Brown, State Center, Iowa, 1,113; 15. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 1,111; 16. Scott Hogan, Vinton, Iowa, 1,105; 17. Van Gemmill, Ponca City, Okla., 1,104; 18. Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup, Iowa, 1,103; 19. Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 1,102; 20. Alexander Wilson, Salinas, Calif., 1,101.IMCA Late Models – 1. Justin L. Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 795; 2. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 785; 3. Todd Cooney, Des Moines, Iowa, 765; 4. Ryan Griffith, Webster City, Iowa, 757; 5. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 746; 6. Jeremy Grady, Story City, Iowa, 735; 7. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 731; 8. Paul Nagle, Nevada, Iowa, 719; 9. Jon Merfeld, Dubuque, Iowa, 718; 10. Ben Nading, Ankeny, Iowa, 716; 11. Charlie McKenna, Clear Lake, Iowa, 710; 12. Daulton Maassen, Avoca, Iowa, 697; 13. Nate Beuseling, Silvis, Ill., 696; 14. Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, 691; 15. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 682; 16. Jonathan Brauns, Muscatine, Iowa, 674; 17. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, Iowa, 673; 18. Curtis Glover, Des Moines, Iowa, 661; 19. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 652; 20. Ben Seemann, Waterloo, Iowa, 651.IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 777; 2. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 752; 3. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 751; 4. Logan Scherb, Paradise, Texas, 735; 5. Kyle Jones, Kennedale, Texas, 701; 6. Josh Hawkins, Whitehouse, Texas, 690; 7. Jeremy Schultz, Hutchinson, Minn., 679; 8. Chase Brewer, Springtown, Texas, 676; 9. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 660; 10. Dustin Woods, Forney, Texas, 655; 11. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 651; 12. Tucker Doughty, Heath, Texas, 649; 13. Jesse Cripe, South Haven, Minn., 643; 14. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 640; 15. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 636; 16. Matt Ziebarth, Flandreau, S.D., 630; 17. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 614; 18. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 594; 19. Jeb Sessums, Burleson, Texas, and Shon Pointer, Grand Island, Neb., both 593.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 1,200; 2. Travis Van Straten, Hortonville, Wis., 1,196; 3. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 1,184; 4. Jason Rogers, Selden, Kan., 1,175; 5. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 1,171; 6. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,158; 7. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 1,157; 8. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 1,153; 9. Kevin Opheim, Mason City, Iowa, 1,148; 10. Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa, 1,147; 11. Brian Blessington, Breda, Iowa, 1,146; 12. Luke Sathoff, Jackson, Minn., 1,140; 13. David Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,139; 14. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 1,133 ; 15. Casey Woken, Ogallala, Neb., 1,123; 16. Nick Tubbs, Colby, Kan., 1,118; 17. Chad Bruns, Wayne, Neb., 1,117; 18. Devin Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,116; 19. Rod Snellenberger, Pulaski, Wis., 1,115; 20. Ron Pettitt, Norfolk, Neb., 1,111.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,192; 2. Cory Probst, Worthington, Minn., 1,184; 3. Cody Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,178; 4. Jeremy Oliver, Chilton, Texas, 1,177; 5. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, 1,173; 6. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., and Austin Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, both 1,164; 8. Jacob Olmstead, Overton, Neb., 1,152; 9. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa, and Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, both 1,145; 11. TeJay Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 1,142; 12. Eric Stanton, Carlisle, Iowa, and Justin Nehring, Storm Lake, Iowa, both 1,139; 14. Andrew Borchardt, Plymouth, Iowa, 1,136; 15. Tiffany Bittner, Norfolk, Neb., 1,134; 16. Tyrel Smith, Goodland, Kan., 1,120; 17. Jeremy Wegner, Graettinger, Iowa, 1,118; 18. Scott Dobel, Manly, Iowa, 1,117; 19. Kyle Pfeifer, Hill City, Kan., 1,110; 20. Malik Sampson, Worthington, Minn., 1,086.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan., 1,196; 2. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,189; 3. Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif., 1,183; 4. Clinton Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 1,179; 5. Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 1,174; 6. Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa, 1,173; 7. Lucas James Lamberies, Clintonville, Wis., 1,168; 8. Doug Smith, Lanesboro, Iowa, 1,167; 9. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan., 1,158; 10. Jared VanDeest, Holland, Iowa, 1,148; 11. George Nordman, Mason City, Iowa, 1,137; 12. Mark “Bud” Martini, Avon, Minn., 1,123; 13. Bryce Garnhart, Shannon, Ill., 1,121; 14. Cody Knecht, Whittemore, Iowa, 1,119; 15. Sam Robert Wieben, Dysart, Iowa, and Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, both 1,118; 17. Joey Gower, Quincy, Ill., 1,114; 18. Brayton Carter, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 1,108; 19. Johnathon D. Logue, Boone, Iowa, 1,102; 20. Nelson Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb., 1,100.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,176; 2. Chad Hertel, Abilene, Texas, 1,068; 3. Jesse Baldwin, Aztec, N.M., 1,063; 4. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 1,056; 5. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 1,009; 6. Robert Scrivner, Woodway, Texas, 972; 7. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, 903; 8. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 890; 9. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 885; 10. Jeffrey Kaup, Woodward, Okla., 863; 11. Thomas Bennett, Bastrop, Texas, 840; 12. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 813; 13. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 776; 14. John Freeman, Runaway Bay, Texas, 765; 15. Michael Maraschick, Midland, Texas, 751; 16. T.J. Green, Robinson, Texas, 728; 17. Brad Shirley, Springtown, Texas, 724; 18. Logan Ellis, Wagoner, Okla., 713; 19. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 700; 20, Levy Galmor, Elk City, Okla., 694.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn., 1,200; 2. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 1,190; 3. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,164; 4. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,153; 5. Lance Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 1,136; 6. Kaitlyn DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,135; 7. Shannon Pospisil, Norfolk, Neb., 1,124; 8. Tyler Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,111; 9. Dalton Kron, Algona, Iowa, 1,085; 10. Bill Whalen Jr., Riverside, Iowa, 1,068; 11. Joe Bunkofske, Armstrong, Iowa, 1,061; 12. Drew Johnson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,054; 13. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 1,053; 14. Devin Jones, Clear Lake, Iowa, 1,045; 15. Oliver Monson, Clear Lake, Iowa, 1,032; 16. Colby Kaspar, Columbus, Neb., 938; 17. Nikki Taylor, Welcome, Minn., 926; 18. Alan Lahr, Nicollet, Minn., 920; 19. Trent Orwig, Wayland, Iowa, 902; 20. Brendon Yamry, Rice, Minn., 895.last_img read more


first_imgMLB has reduced Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly’s suspension from eight games to five on appeal, the team announced Wednesday (per the Los Angeles Times and MLB.com).Kelly received eight games for throwing a fastball over the head of Astros third baseman Alex Bregman and for taunting Houston shortstop Carlos Correa in a game July 28. Kelly’s interaction with Correa led to the benches emptying. Baseball’s decision to ban Kelly was met with widespread disapproval inside the game. Multiple players saw the move as one more instance of MLB protecting the Astros after they admitted cheating in their 2017 World Series championship season by stealing signs with video technology.The Astros defeated the Dodgers in that year’s Series, and they also eliminated the Red Sox in the ALDS. Kelly was a member of that Boston team and pitched in the series.Kelly is on the injured list with shoulder inflammation. He will begin serving his suspension when he returns to LA’s active roster. MORE: Dodgers honoring, supporting Kelly in a unique wayHouston manager Dusty Baker said after the game that there was no place in baseball for a pitcher throwing near a batter’s head. Kelly argued the pitch was unintentional, saying his control was off.last_img read more