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Homeless man ’emotionally exhausted’ by life on the streets

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Advertisement Twitter Email Linkedin Previous articleAustria tourists Shannon boundNext articleAnd Still, We Work Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsHomeless man ’emotionally exhausted’ by life on the streetsBy Alan Jacques – October 8, 2015 839 center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Vedran Kohut a homeless man and his dog in their former camp near Westfields.By Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Vedran Kohut a homeless man and his dog in their former camp near Westfields.A HOMELESS Croatian man living rough on the streets of Limerick feels he has been left behind by society and now feels “emotionally exhausted” by the experience.Vedran Kohut and his canine companion, Evelyn, have slept in 29 cities across Europe since 2013. The 36-year-old arrived in Limerick in March 2015 and had, for a time, been living in a makeshift camp along the banks of the River Shannon.In the last three years, Vedran and his faithful companion have been homeless in France, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Slovenia, Italy and Bosnia and Herzegovina.Since arriving in Limerick, he claims that none of Limerick’s homeless shelters would accommodate his pet, which he refers to as a therapy dog to help him deal with his mental health issues. He told the Limerick Post that he has been attacked and had his tent burnt down during his time in the city, which lead to a breakdown and a period in hospital.“I was doing my best to keep myself healthy, mentally and physically. I feel I have been completely left behind by some public services, especially when I was dealing with the council’s homeless team,” Vedran said.“I am now emotionally exhausted and probably in need of another recovery period in hospital. I only managed to get a little bit of work since March, mostly because nobody would employ me with my current situation. I have had to borrow money from family and friends and I have been living for at least six months with less than €5 a day in my pocket.”Earlier this year, Vedran had his passport and other documents and valuables including a laptop stolen while travelling by train from Galway to Dublin. He now feels desperate, is in need of support, and does not know where to turn.“I am grateful for all the help I have received from people in Limerick but what I really need is to be treated fairly by public services such as the social welfare office,” he concluded. Facebook TAGSAlan JacqueshomelesshomelessnesslimerickVedran Kohut Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print WhatsApplast_img read more

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USA: Naval Supply Systems Command Gets Operational Fueling Update

first_img View post tag: operational View post tag: News by topic View post tag: gets USA: Naval Supply Systems Command Gets Operational Fueling Update View post tag: Update April 13, 2012 View post tag: Navy Share this article View post tag: Navalcenter_img View post tag: Command View post tag: Fueling Training & Education View post tag: Supply View post tag: Systems Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Naval Supply Systems Command Gets Operational Fueling Update More than 100 Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) employees around the world gathered via video teleconference April 10, to learn how good nutrition fuels our Navy.“No matter what your fitness goals are, good nutrition can help improve your exercise performance, decrease your recovery time from strenuous exercise, prevent injuries due to fatigue, and provide the fuel required during times of high-intensity training and weight control,” said NAVSUP Nutrition Program Manager and Registered Dietician Jennifer Person-Whippo during her interactive presentation about the Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling Series (NOFFS).“The fueling aspect of this program provides Sailors with the tools required to make healthy nutrition choices in both shore-based and operational environments,” said Person-Whippo. “Combining good nutrition with exercise also can help reduce the risk of numerous chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, obesity, osteoporosis and some cancers.” Person-Whippo encouraged attendees to pay attention to ingredient labels, and try to eat foods that don’t require labeling or packaging in the first place. She said an apple is an apple, easy for your eye to recognize and your body to use. Foods that have been processed and preserved, packaged and promoted, might be less useful to your body than they first appear, even if “healthy” appears somewhere on the label.“If you don’t know what the ingredients are, you probably shouldn’t be eating them,” she said.Person-Whippo said by emphasizing nutrient-dense foods and simple, traditional beverages like water and milk, Sailors can get the most out of their food without requiring their bodies to process things they have a hard time recognizing as food. As another benefit, those foods tend to be less expensive than highly processed convenience and fast foods.The NOFFS program is designed to provide the Navy with a world-class performance training resource for Sailors, as well as Navy health and fitness professionals.Person-Whippo led the nutritional baseline needs assessment during the development of NOFFS. The NAVSUP Nutrition Program is instrumental in delivering the Operational Fueling Series throughout the fleet.NAVSUP’s primary mission is to provide U.S. naval forces with quality supplies and services. With headquarters in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and employing a diverse, worldwide workforce of more than 22,500 military and civilian personnel, NAVSUP oversees logistics programs in the areas of supply operations, conventional ordnance, contracting, resale, fuel, transportation, and security assistance. In addition, NAVSUP is responsible for quality of life issues for our naval forces, including food service, postal services, Navy Exchanges, and movement of household goods.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , April 13, 2012;last_img read more

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London is reportedly the UK gaming industry’s hotspot

first_imgFollowing the 14th BAFTA Games Awards that took place this April, British marketplace and video game retailer OnBuy took to the United Kingdom gaming industry with a magnifying glass and came out with some interesting findings.Using a map provided by UK Interactive Entertainment, otherwise known as UKIE, OnBuy looked at which regions in the UK were most active in terms of game development and publishing.UK games industry mapThe report cites the British Games Institute, explaining that the UK is among the top five video game producing countries in the world. Games such as Halo Wars 2, Hellblade, and Grand Theft Auto V were all made in Great Britain, and unsurprisingly, the company’s findings point to London as the hotspot for the majority of games companies.The capital of England houses 630 companies that deal with games developing and publishing, making up a total of 28% of the UK’s game companies – which sits at 2,255. Central London is the place in which 48% of those 630 companies operate from, with the likes of Rocksteady Studios and Slightly Mad Studios setting up shop there.Other regions such as the South East and the North West, that are home to 18% and 9% of the UK’s games companies respectively, are other places that the industry is working in. Scotland houses just 9% of the total number of gaming companies, Wales is at 3% with 49 companies, and Northern Ireland at 2% with 39.Contrary to the above results, London has not released the highest percentage of the 19,617 games that have been released from the UK. The South East region makes up 38% of all UK games, which is impressive compared to London’s 29%.What’s noticeable here is that there’s a distinct lack of developers and publishers in the UK working on, or having delivered, esports titles. As of late there’s been no short of tournaments announced for the UK, such as the Rocket League World Championship, the FACEIT CS:GO Major in September and ESL One Birmingham, but games themselves are seldom. There is a Hi-Rez Studios office down in Brighton, but the company (behind the likes of SMITE and Paladins) has its HQ over in Atlanta. Indeed, the USA is home to developers such as Riot Games (though they are now owned by Chinese company Tencent), Valve, Activision Blizzard, Psyonix, Daybreak Games and Super Evil Megacorp, making the States home to a good portion of the top tier esports titles.Head over to Finland and one will find the likes of Supercell and Critical Force. Asia sees the likes of Capcom, Bandai Namco and more of course. Our hope is that as esports grows, and garners more attention in the UK specifically with Majors being located here, and companies such as RFRSH, Riot Games, LVP, ESL UK, FACEIT and Gfinity pushing forward too, that more game developers with esports aspirations will find themselves in the UK.Esports Insider says: While it’s not a shock that the English capital London is at the forefront of the UK’s gaming industry, it’s pleasant to see that other regions have a decent piece of the pie. This means those who want to enter the industry don’t necessarily have to look down south to forge a career in gaming, making it more likely for some people to actually pursue such a thing.last_img read more

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