Up to 100 children carers in Limerick

first_imgEmail Linkedin NewsLocal NewsUp to 100 children carers in LimerickBy admin – August 9, 2012 648 Advertisement Facebook UP to 100 Limerick children under the age of 15,  are carers for a relative. An estimated 60 children are acting as carers in county Clare. Caring for Carers, the organisation which represents 109 carers’ groups across the country, has identified 4,288 carers under the age of 15 nationally, using the latest figures from the Census. Of these, statistics suggest that around 100 are based in Limerick city and county. Mary McMahon, CEO of Caring for Carers says this is the likely figure but stressed that the objective is to identify them as individuals so they can be offered support.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The problem is that they are not always visible because they often don’t think of themselves as carers,” Mary told the Limerick Post.“We have raised the issue with the schools because teachers may become aware of them. If students seem to be under pressure, maybe they are falling behind in schoolwork because they are tired or because of pressures at home”.Pointing out that in neighbouring Clare where the organisation has its headquarters, there are 60 children in this position, she welcomed the new National Carers Strategy.“As far back as 1988 the Department of Health expressed its desire to enable older people to live with dignity and to be cared for as long as possible in their own homes and 24 years on, the Government has produced a strategy that we feel provides the framework,” she said. However, Renee Geary of the Limerick branch of Caring for Carers, said that while the evidence is there in the census, her group has not encountered carers in the  age group of under 15 .According to the care group, the youngsters may simply be taking on more housework because there is a disabled or elderly person in the home or they may have a bigger share of duties – for instance, if the person in need of care is a parent who requires bathing or feeding. “There are a lot of people who don’t identify as carers because they are caring for a family member or a spouse. They just see it as being their duty,” concluded Renee.  center_img Twitter WhatsApp Print Previous articleEleven deaths on farms this year lead to call for vigilanceNext articleMayor asked to take 50% cut adminlast_img read more

Galant Anwuli Loses to World Number Six at Chess W’Cup

first_imgNigeria’s Daniel Anwuli (left) awaits Grand Master Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France to respond to his opening c4 move yesterday. The Delta-born player was commended by a pool of chess pundits within the arena while global audience also encouraged one of Africa’s rising players at the tournament. They urged him not to let down his guard when play resumes today in the seven-round tournament.According to FIDE Master, John Fawole, who followed the proceeding, “Anwuli opening with (1) c4 of The English opening and the game transposed to fianchetto line of the Four Knights English Opening.“The Game reached a critical moment very fast when IM Daniel Anwuli sacrificed a pawn on c4 on move 14.“The France number one player was in deep thinking for few minutes before capturing the pawn. Second time control were met and the Grand Master displayed the finesse of a wizard by taking Anwuli into the endgame and forced the fighting teenage Nigeria to drop his guards on move 51,” Fawole informed THISDAY last night.In other matches, higher rated players achieved victories. There were, however, a few upsets as is often the case at the World Cup.Radoslaw Wojtaszek lost to Johan-Sebastian Christiansen, and the young Andrey Esipenko defeated Ruslan Ponomariov.Hikaru Nakamura, Levon Aronian, Peter Svidler, Dmitry Adnreikin, Bu Xiangzhi, Wang Hao, Vladislav Artemiev, David Navara, Maxim Matlakov, Le Quang Liem, Santos Vidit, Nikita Vitiugov, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Boris Gelfand, Wei Yi, Samual Shanckland and some other players only managed to make draws, facing a much lower rated opponents.The games between players with more or less similar ratings were very closely contested.Rustam Kasimdzhanov defeated Evgeny Bareev, Ivan Cheparinov defeated Ahmed Adly while Maksim Chigaev lost to Parham Maghsoodloo.David Anton Guijarro was stronger than S.L.Narayanan, Baskaran Adhiban outplayed Eduardo Iturrizaga, Vladimir Fedoseev prevailed over Surya Ganguly, Maxim Rodshtein defeated Mateusz Bartel, Arkadij Naiditsch lost to Niclas Huschenbeth, while Jorge Cori lost to Nihal Sarin.The second round of matches will get underway from today with the Nigerian chess community is rooting for Anwuli with the hashtag #RootingForAnwuli on social media.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Femi SolajaNigeria’s youngest International Master, Daniel Anwuli, almost caused a major upset in global chess platform but ended up on the losing side to world number six player, French man, Grand Master Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the opening round match of the FIDE World Cup in Khanty-Mansiskhy, Russia.The Nigerian budding star, playing in white side of English opening lost to superior player in the end game complication but not without a fight as the Grand Master was forced to dig deep to survive the attacking force from Anwuli.last_img read more