Limerick libraries are now back open


first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Education concept. Student studying and brainstorming campus concept. Close up of students discussing their subject on books or textbooks. Selective focus.LIMERICK City and County Library service is delighted to welcome back members of the public to a number of libraries from today [Tuesday 30 June 2020] as part of Phase 3 of the Government’s Roadmap.Library members will be allowed to access the following library branches for limited times.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The five branches are:DooradoyleWatch House CrossKilmallockNewcastle WestAdareThis will allow members to browse library collections, select stock and check stock items out on self-service machines. Borrowed items can also be returned during the visit.The libraries listed above will operate from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4 pm, Tuesday to Friday.Library staff will manage the numbers of people entering the branch at any one time.Members are requested toPlace any items for return into the sealed box at the library doorSanitise hands at the pump stationLimit their visit to 15 minutes – to allow for the maximum number of members to access the libraryUse self-service machines to check out items. Instructions are listed clearly on each machine.Follow directional signage in the library and practice social distancing.Presently there will be no public access to study facilities, internet, Wi-Fi, newspapers and magazines, community rooms, exhibition spaces and public toilets during this phased re-opening.Further branch libraries will re-open at a later stage.The hugely popular and successful online services providing free access to eBooks, newspapers, magazines, local history, language learning, courses and online story time will continue to be provided. Advertisement Print Previous articleShane Dowling’s best ever Limerick performancesNext articleExhibition of Iconic Film Costumes Stays in Limerick Meghann Scully RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twittercenter_img Email WhatsApp TAGSbooksKeeping Limerick PostedlibrarylimerickLimerick Post Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook LifestyleLimerickNewsLimerick libraries are now back openBy Meghann Scully – July 5, 2020 345 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

With due respect


first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article With due respectOn 1 Nov 2000 in Personnel Today The introduction of the Human Rights Act places new demands on theprofession to respect the privacy of both staff and clients with regard tomedical records.  By Joan Lewis andLinda Goldman In 1950 The Convention on Human Rights was created through the Council ofEurope to establish rules of conduct which would ensure prevention of inhumanconduct, while maintaining respect for the dignity and independence of mankind.Despite the UK being the first to sign the Convention, it has taken 50 yearsto become actively enshrined into law. Prior to the Human Rights Act takingeffect on 2 October an individual who alleged infringement of a human rightwould have taken their case to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) inStrasbourg. The new law brings this type of litigation into the domestic courtswhere it is hoped there will be a reduction both in the average five-year delayinherent in that process and in expense. The Act provides that it is unlawful for public authorities such as courtsand tribunals, local authorities and health trusts, to breach any article ofthe Convention. A claimant will succeed in their case if they can prove therehas been a breach of the Convention even if there has been no negligence. This will change the way medical and personal injury claims will beconducted in the future. This type of litigation will come under Articles 2, 3,6 and, if all else fails, 14. Articles 2 and 3 are non-delegable so NHS trustswill no longer have unfettered discretion in allocation of resources and maynot be able to resist providing expensive treatment to save life. The occupational health profession has interests covering medical andemployment matters in which there is a conflict between employee, patient andclient rights to confidentiality and employer needs to know whether a person isfit for work and why any fitness might be qualified to some degree.Confidentiality takes on a new perspective with the right to private and familylife. Thus, e-mail and telephone surveillance or improper release of medicalrecords could constitute a breach of human rights under Article 8. The courts are required to take account of decisions of the ECHR in reachingconclusions. Confidentiality issues have already been covered in severalhigh-profile cases at Strasbourg. In Z v Finland (1998) 25 EHRR 371, it washeld that the duty to keep a patient’s information confidential is not absoluteand can be overridden by public policy. This is similar to one of thelong-standing exceptions to the general ethical principle of confidentiality. Professional conduct Bodies such as the UKCC and the GMC have the function of determining aperson’s fitness to practise in the nursing and medical branches of the profession.Complaints about alleged breaches of Article 6 – the right to a fair trial –may now be brought in domestic courts. The type of cases which have been determined in the ECHR will now comedirectly to the UK courts. Thus, proceedings must be brought expeditiously. A10-year delay in bringing disciplinary proceedings, such as in Konig v Germany(1978) 2EHRR170, amounts to a breach of Article 6, whatever the merits of thecomplaint against the doctor. Dr Konig was compensated by an award of damages ofDM30,000 (£25,000). The effect of the new law Prior to the Human Rights Act coming into force, an individual had – and has– the right to carry out any act so long as it is lawful. There is now apositive emphasis on the rights a person is entitled to enjoy. The question iswhether a public authority is wrong to put an alleged constraint in place. Theanswers to the problems posed by this question will be revealed in the courtsin the coming months and years. Linda Goldman is a practising barrister at Lincoln’s Inn. Joan Lewis isdirector of Advisory Consulting and Training Associates, Nr Wing, Bucks. Case research by Leon Taylor at Lincoln’s Inn The rights Article 2          Right tolifeArticle 3          Notorture/degrading punishmentArticle 4          Noslavery/servitudeArticle 5          Right toliberty/security of personArticle 6          Right to fairtrialArticle 7          Freedom fromretroactive criminal offences and punishmentArticle 8          Right torespect for private and family lifeArticle 9          Freedom ofreligionArticle 10        Freedom ofexpressionArticle 11        Freedom ofassembly or associationArticle 12        Right to marryand found a familyArticle 14        Nodiscrimination in enjoyment of Convention RightsArticle 1 of the 1st Protocol   Right to peaceful enjoyment of possessionsArticle 2 of the 1st Protocol   Right to educationArticle 3 of the 1st Protocol Free elections to the legislatureCases with human rights implicationsAiredale NHS Trust v Bland [1993] AC 789B was seriously injured during the Hillsborough disaster. He sufferedcatastrophic brain damage which left him in a persistence vegetative state(PVS) with no hope of recovery. The trust, with the family’s support, appliedto the court for leave to withdraw life-sustaining treatment includingventilation, nutrition and hydration. The House of Lords decided that, on themedical evidence available, it was not in B’s best interests that this range ofmedical treatment should continue.Article 2(1) of the Convention provides that an individual has the right tolife. However, Article 8 imposes a duty to respect the moral integrity anddignity of an individual such as B by respecting his private and family life.Thus, a person in a PVS who has previously expressed the wish to be allowed todie is entitled to have weight given to his views. In B’s case, one of thejudges in the House of Lords expressed the view that it was in the “bestinterest of the community” that treatment be withdrawn because of theamount of NHS resources required to be devoted to treatment. However, theArticle 2 duty could preclude withdrawal of treatment on the grounds ofexpense. Nevertheless, the Act requires proportionality and there remainsargument about balancing the patient’s right to life against the interests ofthe wider community or – as in the recent Siamese twins case – against theinterests of another individual who also has the right to life.Z v Finland (1998) 25 EHRR 371 Z was the wife of a suspected sexual offender. She refused her consent forthe police to investigate her HIV status. The police therefore acted to seizeZ’s medical records from her hospital. The records were entered in to the courtfile which was due to be released into the public domain. The court decidedthat the police had acted in breach of Article 8 (right to respect for privateand family life). It was crucial not only to respect the privacy of a patientbut also to preserve his or her confidence in the medical profession. Withoutthe necessary safeguards to prevent the disclosure of personal health detailsin breach of the Convention, those in need of medical attention may be deterredfrom revealing such personal information as may be necessary to receivetreatment, and even from seeking medical assistance in the first place, therebyendangering their own health. Nevertheless, the court went on to decide that,although there had been a breach of Article 8(1), that breach was “inaccordance with the law within the meaning of Article 8(2) and was proportionateto the legitimate aim of the prevention of crime.”Other circumstances in which a breach of an individual’s right to respectfor private and family life might be justified are where it is in the interestof national security, public safety or the economic well being of the country,the protection of health or the rights and freedoms of others.X v Denmark (1983) 32 DR 282 X discovered she had been involved in experimental gynaecological treatmentwithout her consent. Article 3 expresses the right not to be subjected totorture or inhuman or degrading punishment. If there is no consent, as whenparticipating in a blind trial, that could come within Article 3, particularlyif the treatment is humiliating or debasing to the individual concerned byreason of not knowing that it was experimental. Even where there is no consent,invasive medical treatment can only be justified under Article 8(2) for theprotection of health. The threshold required to prove a breach of Article 3would appear to be very high and it will generally be difficult to establishliability save in exceptional circumstances. However, failure to providemedical treatment, albeit experimental, to a very sick person could constitutea breach of Article 3.MS v Sweden (1998) EHRLR 115 MS claimed state compensation for a back injury. The treating clinicdisclosed her full medical records to the Social Insurance Office at itsrequest but without her consent. ECHR held there was a breach of Article 8 butthat it was justified under Article 8(2) because the disclosure was necessaryto dispose of her compensation claim. The use of her records was in accordancewith the law and had the aim of protecting the economic wellbeing of thecountry by ensuring proper use of public funds. last_img read more

Watch Michelle Obama Sing ‘Friend Like Me’ With Aladdin’s Cast


first_imgWishes were granted when Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed, Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart and members of the Aladdin ensemble recently performed a selection of highlights from the hit tuner at the White House. The previously reported visit was for the Kids’ State Dinner and First Lady Michelle Obama even joined in with a rendition of “Friend Like Me!” Check out a video of the shining, shimmering, splendid evening below, and then the musical on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Related Shows Aladdin from $57.50 View Commentslast_img

2 B.C. Transit buses named in Broome Co. health alert for COVID exposure


first_imgOfficials say you should self-quarantine if you were at these locations at the respective times for 10 minutes or more. The individual was also on B.C. Transit bus #53 on Oct. 19 from the hours of 6 to 7 a.m. and 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The health department says the individual was on B.C. Transit bus #57 on Oct. 17 between the hours of 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. and 5 and 6p.m. and Oct. 21 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. If you were on either of these buses at the times listed above the health department asks you to self-quarantine for 14 days past the date of exposure. BROOME COUNTY (WBNG) — The Broome County Health Department has learned a person who used B.C. Transit buses has tested positive for COVID. last_img

Miami Open: Venus Williams Knocked out by ‘Minnow’


first_imgThree-time champion and eighth seed Venus Williams has been knocked out of the Miami Open in the quarter-finals by qualifier Danielle Collins.The 24-year-old, ranked 93rd in the world, needed only one hour 29 minutes to come through 6-2 6-3 against fellow American Williams, 37, a seven-time Grand Slam winner.It was Collins’ first victory against a top 10 player. She will now face French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in the semi-finals.The 20-year-old Latvian saw off world number four Elina Svitolina over two tie-breaks, winning 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-5).“The first time I saw Venus in the locker room I nearly cried,” Collins admitted. “She has been my favourite player so I am finding it difficult to wrap my head around this.”Victoria Azarenka will play US Open champion Sloane Stephens in the other women’s singles semi-final.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more