Plans underway to provide accommodation for homeless families


first_imgEmail Linkedin TAGSCllr Maurice QuinlivanhomelessnessHousingLimerick City and County CouncilMoyrossPaul HargadenRespond! O’Donnell Welcomes Major Enhancement Works for Castletroy Neighbourhood Park  by Kathy [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up RESPOND! housing association, which already operates a number of social housing complexes in Limerick, is hoping to provide emergency accommodation for homeless families in the city over the coming months.The organisation currently manages the Suaimhneas centre, which provides emergency accommodation for women and children, however it does not cater for adult males or boys aged over 12.Respond! western regional manager Paul Hargaden this week told Limerick City and County Council that the organisation hopes to provide three to four self-contained apartments for families at Ballygrennan Close in Moyross.Speaking at the Metropolitan area meeting on Monday he said: “Suaimhneas doesn’t take boys over 12, and it doesn’t cater to fathers, so it has happened that we have had to separate families. We are hoping to convert the vacant group home into three or four apartments to provide supervised accommodation in separate family units.”Mr Hargaden told the Limerick Post that he expects to have a plan in place for the facility within six months.“We have put together a working group to carry out an assessment of the current services available. We need to speak to the other homeless services in Limerick to see what their needs are and we will take those into account.“We want to do this in cooperation with the homeless services. We would hope to have something up and running in the next six months. We’re in the very early stages of planning, but so far we have been getting very good feedback,” he explained.During the meeting, City North councillor Maurice Quinlivan asked Mr Hargaden if there were plans to repair and relet six vacant units in Ballygrennan Close that are currently boarded up.He added: “Everybody in Moyross is perplexed as to why these houses have not been fixed. Ballygrennan estate looks very well, apart from these six houses at the front. We need to get them let as soon as possible.”Mr Hargaden revealed that repair work on the six houses has been put to tender in the last week and that “we hope they’ll be up and ready in the next couple of months”. Mortgage payment break for local authority home loan borrowers will be extended by a further three months Limerick’s O’Connell Street Revitalisation Works to go ahead Print New parklet changes Catherine Street dining experience Limerick city house prices rise 4.9% as time to sell falls center_img Previous articleTV – Something for the weekend Sport on TVNext articleCouncil moves to dump Gortadroma deal John Keogh RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement WhatsApp Limerick county house prices to rise 5% in 2021 NewsPlans underway to provide accommodation for homeless familiesBy John Keogh – July 23, 2015 701 Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

Xiber Deploys Ciena’s Adaptive IP Solution to Virtualize Network for Leading Retail Chain


first_imgCiena’s 3926 and 3928 Platforms, and 5144 Router, which are part of the Adaptive IP solution, will serve as the upgraded infrastructure foundation for the new SDN and NFV network. Enhanced security and firewall capabilities and virtual routers will provide a more seamless and secure connectivity experience for Xiber’s retail client and its customers. Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp TAGS  To help maintain full control of its network and have visibility in potential service disruptions, Xiber will leverage Ciena’s Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) domain controller. Executive Quotes:“Working with Ciena to virtualize the networks of one of the largest retailers in our region reinforces our commitment in providing nimble and modern network solutions for our customers.” – Stephen Hon, Founder, President & Chief Technology Officer, Xiber“Xiber’s decision to offer virtual solutions represents a significant leap into the next generation of advanced networking. Our packet-based solution will make Xiber’s network more adaptive and capable of delivering customized applications and a multitude of virtual and IP services.” – Bruce Hembree, Vice President & General Manager, North America , Ciena About Xiber Xiber is an Indianapolis-based nationwide Internet Service Provider that specializes in hybrid network delivery utilizing fiber-optic and registered fixed wireless links and a suite of networking, support, and communications/media services. Xiber provides world-class business circuits with single-digit latency and ultra-high availability at competitive prices and the fastest delivery schedules in over 20 states. Xiber serves thousands of multi-family residents in over a dozen states by providing industry-leading customer support and in-unit and property-wide technology. MDU Developers and owners enjoy greater Net Operating Income, better Internet speeds, customized service, and the faster deployment that Xiber offers. Xiber is branching out to offer their Internet and related media services to single-family home neighborhoods that are underserved around their MDU and business locations. About Ciena Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) is a networking systems, services and software company. We provide solutions that help our customers create the Adaptive Network™ in response to the constantly changing demands of their end-users. By delivering best-in-class networking technology through high-touch consultative relationships, we build the world’s most agile networks with automation, openness and scale. For updates on Ciena, follow us on Twitter @Ciena, LinkedIn, the Ciena Insights blog, or visit Note to Ciena Investors You are encouraged to review the Investors section of our website, where we routinely post press releases, SEC filings, recent news, financial results, and other announcements. From time to time we exclusively post material information to this website along with other disclosure channels that we use. 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View source version on CONTACT: Press Contact: Jamie Moody Ciena Corporation +1 (410) 694-5761 [email protected] Contact: Gregg Lampf Ciena Corporation + 1 (410) 694-5700 [email protected] KEYWORD: INDIANA MARYLAND UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY OTHER RETAIL SECURITY OTHER TECHNOLOGY TELECOMMUNICATIONS SOFTWARE NETWORKS INTERNET HARDWARE RETAIL SOURCE: Ciena Corporation Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/10/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/10/2021 09:02 AM Twitter WhatsApp HANOVER, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 10, 2021– Xiber, an Indianapolis-based nationwide Internet Service Provider, selected Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) to build an SDN and NFV network for a major retail chain that spans six states in the Midwestern region of the United States. Leveraging Ciena’s Adaptive IP™ solution, Xiber will provide enhanced IP and network security at various retail locations as well as faster and more reliable internet connectivity for store employees and shoppers. Key Facts:Virtualizing the network will enable Xiber to quickly and remotely adapt to new service and connectivity requirements for its retail customer. In addition, the customer will benefit from Xiber’s ability to deploy to new locations faster than other providers as well as super low latency and high availability across Xiber’s network back to the customer’s network and out to the Internet. Twittercenter_img Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 10, 2021 Facebook Previous articleGlobal Logging and Log Management Market Report 2020: Market to Reach $1.8 Billion by 2027 – U.S. Market is Estimated at $233.7 Million, While China is Forecast to Grow at 14.1% CAGR – ResearchAndMarkets.comNext articleSera Labs Unveils ImmunD₃™ an Important New Offering to the Nutri-Strips™ Product Line; Launches New Digital E-commerce Website to Amplify Consumer Awareness Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Facebook Xiber Deploys Ciena’s Adaptive IP Solution to Virtualize Network for Leading Retail Chainlast_img read more

Clarify The Steps Taken For Affording Reservation In Field Of Education/services To Members Of Transgender Community: Patna HC Seeks Govt. Response [Read Order]


first_imgNews UpdatesClarify The Steps Taken For Affording Reservation In Field Of Education/services To Members Of Transgender Community: Patna HC Seeks Govt. Response [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay28 Sep 2020 12:44 AMShare This – xThe Patna High Court on Monday (21st September) asked the State Government to explain and clarify the steps taken for affording reservation in the field of education or services to the members of the Transgender community.The Division Bench of Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice S. Kumar issued this order in a petition highlighting the pitiable state of affairs of the transgender in the…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 Patna High Court on Monday (21st September) asked the State Government to explain and clarify the steps taken for affording reservation in the field of education or services to the members of the Transgender community.The Division Bench of Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice S. Kumar issued this order in a petition highlighting the pitiable state of affairs of the transgender in the state. Allegedly, the community is ostracized, more so in times of the current outbreak of Pandemic Corona Virus.The Court appreciated the efforts of the State for taking some measures for providing immediate relief as now ration is being distributed without insisting upon furnishing a Ration Card to the members of the Transgender community.The Court noted that the basic necessity of meeting the need of hunger stands taken care of.In this regard, the Court fully appreciated the efforts taken by Shri Ajay, learned Government Advocate No. 5, who has been fairly assisting the Court along with Shri Akash Keshav, learned counsel for the petitioner.Further, the Court also appreciated the efforts put in by the Government in now establishing the Facilitation Centres at the District Level wherein at least two members of the transgender community would be associated.However, the court said that other issues warranting immediate attention, are required to be considered in the light of the direction issued by the Hon’ble Apex Court in National Legal Services Authority Vs. Union of India and others, (2014) 5SCC 438 paragraph 135.It may be noted that Section 8 of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 mandates the Government to take all steps securing full and effective participation of the members of the transgender community so as to make it an inclusive society.Equally, different welfare measures protecting their rights and interest have to be taken. It is the mandate of the statute that the Government shall formulate schemes and programmes ensuring inclusive growth and protection from stigmatization and discrimination. Fair and equal treatment and opportunities have to be afforded to them.The High Court was of the considered view that a lot more needs to be done. The Court highlighted the following points:-(a) Evidently, the proposal for setting up of a separate HIV Surveillance Centre has yet not been established.(b) As per the decision taken in the meeting dated 21.03.2018 by the Bihar Kalyan Board established under the Bihar Rajya Kalyan Board Rules, 2015 two committees were formed for making recommendations and giving suggestions for the welfare of the members of the community. What is its outcome is not known.(c) The process of sensitization of the residents of the State of the plight and the problem faced by the members of the transgender community is under process. But details thereof are not disclosed.(d) What are the steps taken for affording reservation in the field of education or services is not clear.On all these issues, the Court directed that a supplementary affidavit indicating the latest status and the progress made be filed by the Additional Chief Secretary, State of Bihar (within a period of two weeks).Further, the Court directed that a report, indicating the number of facilitation centres established in Bihar and the names of members of the Patna High Court transgender community identified be also made known in a tabular form.What facilities, including remuneration, if any, are being made available to them be made known, asked the Court.The matter has been listed for further hearing on 15.10.2020.Notably, a plea has been preferred in the Supreme Court seeking equal protection of laws to the transgender community from sexual crimes in the context of the Indian Penal Code.The plea states that there is no provision or section in the IPC which may protect the third gender from sexual assault by males/females and from other transgender and anti-discrimination laws are needed to safeguard the Transgender community.The previous orders of the Patna HC related to this PILThe Patna High Court on Wednesday (09th September) asked the State Government to think about enhancing the economic support to the members of the Transgender community who, “at this point in time, are suffering acute hardship, more so on account of the nature of the activity to which they are engaged.”Further, the Patna High Court on 20th May had directed the Government to ensure that the persons belonging to the Transgender community are not deprived of food grains distributed under the social security schemes, solely for not possessing a ration card.On 27th August, the Patna High Court had sought a report from the Central as well as the State Government, delineating the steps taken by them to implement the welfare provisions contained under Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019.The Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice S. Kumar had also asked the Government to show steps taken for compliance with the implementation of the directions issued by the Supreme Court in National Legal Services Authority v. Union of India.Notable orders of other High CourtsNotably, the High Courts of Karnataka, Jharkhand and Telangana have also ordered the Government to ensure that the Transgender community is provided adequate protection and benefits during the lockdown.In the month of May, a petition was also filed in the Kerala High Court seeking protection of the community against discrimination in the grant of relief measures during the lockdown.In the month of June, the Bombay High Court had directed the Principal Secretary to the State Social Justice and Special Assistance Department to consider and dispose of within a fortnight, concerns expressed by an activist working for the transgender community, regarding the plight of the members especially after the lockdown and seeking directions for the formulation of a welfare scheme for the 40,000 members of the community in the State.Recently, the Karnataka High Court has directed the State Government to take steps for implementation of the relevant provisions of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 and also extend all kinds of the reservation to members of the community.In the month of July, the Karnataka High Court had sought a reply from the state government on why it has not included a separate category for the transgender community in its notification for recruitment to the post of Special Reserve Constable Force and Bandsmen.Case Details:Case Title: Veera Yadav v. Government of Bihar & Ors.Case No.: CWJC No. 5627/2020Quorum: Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice S. KumarAppearance: Advocates Akash Keshav, Shaswat and Deepak Kumar Singh (for Petitioner); ASG KN Singh, CGC Ratnesh Kumar Singh and Govt Advocate Ajay (for Respondents)Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

Ibrahim Tanko’s Black Meteors squad is worst ever national team – Sammy Kuffuor


first_imgFormer Black Stars defender Samuel Osei Kuffuor has lashed out at Ghana’s Under-23 side, the Black Meteors, describing them as the worst national team ever assembled. Ibrahim Tanko’s side were looking to book a place at the Olympic Games for the first time since 2004, but missed out after a penalty shootout loss to South Africa in the 3rd/4th playoff of the U-23 AFCON. Sammy Kuffuor, who won an Olympic bronze medal with the Black Meteors in 1992, says the team suffered for the lack of investment in youth football.“The worst team ever assembled in the history of the nation is the under-23 side that went to Egypt.  You couldn’t see anything good in that team and it was a shame watching them. Sometimes it’s very sad as a Ghanaian watching the way these young players play.  We need to develop from the youth system.”Africa will be represented at the Tokyo 2020 Games by Egypt, Cote d’Ivoire and South Africa.last_img read more