ZimRe Holdings Limited (ZIMR.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about ZimRe Holdings Limited (ZIMR.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ZimRe Holdings Limited (ZIMR.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ZimRe Holdings Limited (ZIMR.zw) 2006 annual report.Company ProfileZimRe Holdings Limited operates through subsidiaries to provide solutions for general insurance, health cover, reinsurance, life reassurance, reinsurance brokering and property services for private, commercial and corporate clients in Zimbabwe and overseas. Its insurance products range from short-term and whole-life insurance to endowment pensions, medical aid societies and motor, household and commercial insurance solutions. The company also has interests in producing a range of animal-drawn implements and in property management; maintaining, developing and leasing properties in the residential and commercial property market in Zimbabwe. ZimRe Holdings Limited was founded in 1983 and is based in Harare, Zimbabwe. ZimRe Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL.zw) 2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileHwange Colliery Company Limited extracts, processes and distributes raw coal and coal products in Zimbabwe and sub-Saharan Africa. The Hwange Coalfield and Chaba Mine are located in the north-western region of Zimbabwe; its head office is in the capital city, Harare. Hwange Colliery operates in three segments; mining, medical services and estate management. The Mining division operates in categories that include thermal coal, industrial coal and coking coal. The coke categories include foundry coke, metallurgical coke, coke peas and coke breeze. The by-products include benzole, tar naphthalene and coke oven gas. The Medical Services division manages a healthcare service for its employees and local communities in the mining areas. The estate management division provides and manages properties for rental and sells retail goods and services. Hwange Colliery Company Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
Fidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited (FIDL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Fidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited (FIDL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited (FIDL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited (FIDL.zw) 2017 abridged results.Company ProfileFidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited is a holding company providing products and services for life assurance, employee benefits, asset management, medical insurance, funeral assurance provision of actuarial services and residential property development. This includes managing pensions, funeral insurance and microfinancing in the informal banking market. Fidelity Life Assurance Zimbabwe offers additional products for individual loans, salary-based loads and loans for farmers. Its actuarial services include life and general insurance services, healthcare insurance, investments and finance and funeral assurance schemes. Its asset management services include unit trusts, money market funds, equity funds, balanced funds and advisory services. Its medical aid services include an access health package, express health package and a foundation health package. The company operates in Zimbabwe and Malawi, with the latter offering products for life assurance and pensions. Fidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
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Stock market crash: 2 cheap shares I’d buy today to get rich and retire early Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address Roland Head | Saturday, 8th August, 2020 | More on: INCH SDR SDRC A stock market crash will always create bargains for investors brave enough to buy when the news is bad. Today, I’m looking at two UK shares which have impressive track records, but are looking unloved at the moment. This dividend hasn’t been cut for 32 yearsIn a year filled with brutal dividend cuts, FTSE 100 investment manager Schroders (LSE: SDR) stands out as a reliable payer. This family-controlled firm hasn’t cut its dividend since at least 1988 — the earliest I could find records.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…As an asset manager, Schroders profits this year have been hit by the stock market crash. But the impact so far has been fairly modest. Pre-tax profits for the first half of the year fell 12% to £280.1m. Earnings for the period were 15% lower, at 78.7p per share.In a six-month period when we’ve seen a major stock market crash and the real economy struggle, I don’t think this is a bad result. Indeed, it suggests to me Schroders’ fund managers take a long-term focus and enjoy a high level of client support during difficult times.A stock market crash buyThis long-term, conservative approach is reflected in Schroders dividend. Analysts expect the firm’s annual payout of 114p per share to remain unchanged this year. Based on the latest earnings forecasts, this payout should be covered around 1.5 times by earnings. Cover is normally higher than this but, in a difficult year, I think this gives a comfortable margin of safety.Schroders stock doesn’t look expensive to me either. Buyers of the non-voting Schroders (LSE: SDRC) shares can collect a 5.5% dividend yield at current levels. In my view this is one of the safest payouts in the FTSE 100. This is one UK share I’d be happy to buy today and hold forever.Buy when everyone is selling?The automotive sector has been hit hard by lockdowns and factory closures this year. But early indications are that car sales are bouncing back quite well, helped by reluctance to use public transport and necessary social distancing measures.One company I think could be a genuine stock market crash bargain today is Inchcape (LSE: INCH). Although this group operates some UK dealerships, its main business is as a global automotive distributor. This means Inchcape partners with car manufacturers in a given market to take responsibility for local marketing, distribution, dealer management, and aftersales support. All the manufacturer does is supply the cars.Inchcape’s share price has crashed this year, falling 35% to around 460p. Broker forecasts suggest revenue will drop by around 25% in 2020, while profits will fall by around 60%. However, Inchcape is expected to remain profitable and a solid recovery is pencilled in for 2021.This business has a long track record of reliable performance. Historically, it’s generated a return on capital employed of about 15% per year — a respectable figure. The group’s global footprint means it should be able to benefit from regional recoveries, rather than being dependent on just the UK market.Broker forecasts put the stock on a 2021 forecast price/earnings ratio of just 9.5, with an expected dividend yield for next year of almost 5%. I see Inchcape as a good UK share to buy today for a long-term portfolio.
Canada conquerors: England after winning the Vancouver Sevens, their second title of the series (Getty) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Lung-burster: Freddie Burns just evades Nathan Earle to score Tigers’ fourth try at Saracens (Getty)Tigers, who have won the Anglo-Welsh Cup in its various guises seven times, now prepare for a Twickenham Stoop final this Sunday against Exeter.The Chiefs, who are in their third successive final, beat Harlequins 24-7 in the other semi-final.Exeter’s youngsters impressed greatly but the highlight has to be the moment when referee Dan Jones inadvertently jabbed Adam Jones in the face when he raised his arm unaware of the Welsh prop’s presence behind him!THE SINNERSConcussion countThe stat of the weekend was provided by Scotland coach Vern Cotter – eight concussions suffered in two away games.After the heavy toll in Paris, Stuart Hogg, Ryan Wilson and Tommy Seymour all left the Twickenham pitch permanently because of head knocks.England were always favourites to win but that disruption had a huge impact on the game, with two half-backs, Ali Price and Duncan Weir, deployed at wing and full-back respectively.High toll: Fortunately Ryan Wilson walked off himself after colliding with Jamie George (Getty)Are concussions creeping up, instead of down, as a result of players trying to tackle lower? I’m sure that, in time, a research study will tell us but for now it appears to be sheer wretched luck that’s afflicting the Scots.I switched over to the Vancouver Sevens at one point at the weekend and within moments was seeing a Scotland Sevens player take a bang to the face.You’re due some good fortune, Scotland.Horror showThis blog will be keeping tabs on New Zealand’s Super Rugby franchises, and until the weekend had seen plenty to cause the British & Irish Lions concern ahead of their summer tour.The Blues v Highlanders match, however, should have made the Lions feel better. For two Kiwi teams, the skills execution was shocking, with up-and-unders being spilled, passes being fumbled and kicks going astray – one punt by Aaron Smith went through the posts!“This is bordering on horrible,” said commentator Tony Johnson during a particularly scruffy period. For the record, Highlanders won 16-12 but both teams will expect to improve hugely in their next outing.Scrappy: Highlanders’ Malakai Fekitoa (kneeling) got the only try in the error-ridden win over BluesThe pitch is for playersHow intrusive should TV companies be to bring us ‘closer to the action’? Pre-match ‘pitch walks’ are harmless, even if the players interviewed rarely say anything of interest.Flash interviews at half-time can make you a feel a little uneasy, because the player clearly wants to get into the changing room for the coach’s briefing.But in-match interviews? A definite no-no! Brumbies wing Henry Speight had the misfortune to have a mic stuck under his nose as he walked back to his half after scoring against Western Force.He was still catching his breath and we didn’t understand a word of his reply, but what on earth do TV executives think we’ll learn from this situation in any case?Give the players some space! This tweet by Newcastle’s media manager Mark Smith sums it up nicely. THE SAINTSVroom vroom in VancouverSouth Africa’s march to the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series title looks unstoppable, but they encountered a hiccup in Vancouver.Two, in fact, because they were held to a draw by England Sevens in the pool stage after Dan Norton’s double and then succumbed 19-7 to Simon Amor’s team in the final.England (103) have now leapfrogged Fiji (100) to go second in the points table, with the Blitzboks (126) still well clear with four rounds remaining.Continuity of selection is working a treat for England, whose 40-7 semi-final defeat of Fiji was one of the great sevens performances. Fiji barely touched the ball as England racked up six tries against the reigning series and Olympic champions.Dangerous Dan: Dan Norton scores England’s third try of the Vancouver Sevens Cup final (Getty)Norton is joint first with Collins Injera in the all-time try list with 244 and he topped the Vancouver Performance Tracker table, with Dan Bibby third, but this is a team of equals. They remain the only side to have beaten South Africa (three times) in this series.And there’s room for improvement because too many of England’s passes checked the receiver, costing those fractions of seconds that can make the difference. They lack South Africa’s speed onto the ball, and sometimes align deeper than necessary, but hey, they’re the second best sevens team on the planet.Georgia on the agendaA crowd of 55,000 saw Georgia beat Russia 28-14 in Tbilisi, keeping them on course for a seventh successive Six Nations B title.The Lelos are now up to 12th in the world rankings – two places above Italy – and last week saw promotion to the Six Nations discussed at a Rugby Europe board meeting.The 17-strong board, representing the 48 unions affiliated to the European governing body, voted unanimously to open dialogue about a “closer integration of competitions” and particularly access to the Six Nations.Big noise: Georgia, here at RWC 2015, continue to press their Six Nations case (Barcroft Media/Getty)Octavian Morariu, president of Rugby Europe, said: “We are open to consider all alternatives, either a direct relegation, the insertion of an annual or biennial play-off system; the integration of one or two teams or the set-up of a real European competition, etc…“We are aware this process will require time to build a common project and achieve it. But we need to start a real collaboration in the interests of European rugby growth.”As Georgia head to Bucharest for Sunday’s Rugby Europe Championship decider, this issue, quite properly, is not going away.Special KayKay Wilson was a non-playing reserve for Team GB at the Olympics, where the team just missed out on a medal, but life has been sweet ever since.In September she was awarded a full-time professional RFU contract and at the weekend the Richmond winger scored an astonishing seven tries against Scotland as England’s women stayed on track for an expected Grand Slam.In truth, Wilson, 25, didn’t have to do much for any of them – just run straight towards the try-line! – but her searing pace is obvious.The 3G pitch at Donnybrook for the title decider against Ireland should be to her liking.Magnificent seven: Kay Wilson scores against Scotland, part of a record individual haul (Getty)Freddie at the readyFreddie Burns, the Leicester and England fly-half, was right to feel put out by the way his transfer to Bath was handled.But true to his character, he has rolled his sleeves up and is doing his utmost to help the Tigers put their winter horrors behind them by winning silverware.Burns, whose dad Jerry recently became the oldest player to appear for Combe Down’s 1st XV, at 58, had a super game as Leicester knocked out the Anglo-Welsh Cup holders Saracens, 32-10.His game-clinching interception try necessitated am 80-metre sprint and secured Leicester’s first win at Allianz Park at the seventh attempt. Their last away win against Sarries had been at Vicarage Road. TAGS: Georgia For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.Leave me alone! Henry Speight was interviewed on the pitch after scoring for the Brumbies (Getty)
Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Anglican Communion Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Bath, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Youth Minister Lorton, VA [Anglican Communion News Service] The Mothers’ Union in the Anglican Province of the Indian Ocean is calling for a day of prayer and fasting on Oct. 13, in response to an epidemic of plague which is sweeping the island of Madagascar. The provincial Mother’s Union president, Marie-Pierrette Bezara, has called on women to pray that “the God of mercy [will] save the Malagasy people from this horrible disease.”Read the entire article here. Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Job Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC Posted Oct 9, 2017 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Press Release Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY Day of prayer and fasting called as plague sweeps Madagascar Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Collierville, TN Tags
Houses Projects “COPY” Manufacturers: Plytech, Proclima, Abodo Wood NZ, Imo Group, Mr. Ralph Lighting, NK Windows, Wagener, WelhausCollaborators:Welhaus – WelstructContractors:Carl O’Neill BuildersCity:KarangahakeCountry:New ZealandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© David Straight PhotographyRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)WoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumText description provided by the architects. Enveloped by dense native forest-covered mountain ranges, through the last bridge towards a small East Coast town on New Zealand’s North Island, the Karangahake House sits on the edge of a plateau that rolls off into a steep valley below. Surrounded by 3600 views of neighbouring farmlands, it is completely secluded with endless green plains and big blue skies. Orientation was key to maximize Northern views of nearby ranges and Mt Te Aroha (Love Mountain) across historical gold-mining gorge and Eastern views down to a winding river. Meticulous spatial design created vignettes to crucial scenic moments of these surroundings, with a specific client request to capture the Western setting sun behind Mt Karangahake, enjoyed right from the dinner table. Save this picture!© David Straight PhotographySave this picture!Site planSave this picture!© David Straight PhotographyThe simple Vernacular form sits humbly in the farmland setting, recalling the local Coromandel Region’s rich forestry history and New Zealand’s hiking culture. Clad in locally grown and sustainable vertical timber shiplap with eco-friendly natural wood finish, the exterior will grey in the years to come, revealing a rustic silver, reminiscent of classic ‘Kiwi Tramper’s Huts’.Save this picture!© David Straight PhotographySave this picture!© David Straight PhotographyThe tight budget and the 100m2 footprint challenged us to obsess over details, precise spatial designs, and the distilled essence of living simply. Our 5m wide gable roof design provides a long extruded form that minimizes internal circulation space without compromising easy family living. The main house, with a double height open living and kitchen area, a mezzanine above two double bedrooms and a bathroom, is connected by the Outdoor Room, to the guest bedroom/office with another bathroom and laundry/mudroom. The mezzanine offers an open versatile gathering space to accommodate impromptu friends and family visits. A covered verandah traces the house, much like a second hallway, to provide relief from the summer heat runs and melts into the hillside landscape. Save this picture!© David Straight PhotographyThe Outdoor Room, enhances the simple barn form, creates opportunities for flexible engagement directly between the owners with both their home and the environment. A large custom sliding barn door is able to shut out strong hilltop winds to a private moment with nature herself. Clear roofing above floods the space with soft batten-filtered light during the day, and glows like a lantern at night, recalling memories of the welcoming glow of a nightlight guiding tramper’s home. Save this picture!© David Straight PhotographyMAKE challenged typically wasteful, costly and arduous construction processes, collaborating with local partners at ‘Welhaus,’ pre-fabrication provided the ideal solution to meet our efficient, economic and eco-friendly architectural values. Pre-designed floor, roof and wall panels were pre-constructed then assembled on-site in just four days to allowed for swift joinery installation and external and internal linings to follow. This process resulted in near 0% on site-waste, a huge reduction of transport pollution, time and labour economy and efficiency as well as contributing positively to our collective community views on prefab home construction. The house features an airtight building wrap that pairs with the rigidity of fully plywood lined interiors and tilt-and-pivot joinery, as well as a sustainable ventilation system to create a warm, quiet and healthy family home.Save this picture!© David Straight PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessDentist Clinic SG / ATELIER GIAVENALESelected ProjectsYIJING Architecture Design Studio / Yijing Architectural DesignSelected Projects Share Karangahake House / MAKE Architects “COPY” New Zealand ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/943690/karangahake-house-make-architects Clipboard Area: 100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs: David Straight Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year: CopyHouses•Karangahake, New Zealand ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/943690/karangahake-house-make-architects Clipboard ArchDaily Photographs Architects: MAKE Architects NZ LTD Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© David Straight Photography+ 19Curated by Paula Pintos Share CopyAbout this officeMAKE Architects NZ LTDOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookKarangahakeNew ZealandPublished on July 14, 2020Cite: “Karangahake House / MAKE Architects” 14 Jul 2020. 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A midday protest on June 5 in Milwaukee focused on the Israeli ambassador, who was speaking at the war memorial. The protesters were a multinational group, outraged that the ambassador came to peddle U.S.-Israeli genocidal lies during a luncheon. At the three-hour-long protest, which began right outside the war memorial building, participants chanted, “Free, free Palestine!” and other slogans loud enough to be heard clearly inside at the luncheon. The protesters then moved to where those who attended the luncheon were exiting the parking lot and chanted, “Shame!” at them for their complicity in the slaughter of Palestinians and in the U.S.-Israeli theft of Palestinian lands. Numerous labor, community, peace and anti-war organizations united together to publicize the protest and participate.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Previous articleBackers make the case for €190 million Gortadroma dealNext articleLimerick woman serves the memory of Irish World War casualties in London poppy display Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSAlan JacquesAna Liffey Drug projectdrug abuselimerickTony Duffin Linkedin by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE director of the Limerick-based Ana Liffey project for those experiencing problems with substance abuse says that smarter thinking is needed in deciding how taxpayer funds are used to tackle drug abuse.Tony Duffin told The Limerick Post that a vast amount of resources are funnelled towards supply control interventions, despite scant evidence for their long term effectiveness in limiting access to, or use of, drugs.He believes a more sensible approach would be to structure interventions to limit harm.“The truth is that simply increasing law enforcement interventions has increasingly limited returns, and can have hidden harms to communities, such as increased levels of violence as people engage in ancillary criminal behaviour to recover losses from cash and drugs seized during crackdowns,” Mr Duffin explained.From his experience working in the area, he is convinced there is a need for both ‘top down’ and ‘bottom up’ approaches.Using Limerick City as an example, he said: “There are a few broad things we can say about drug use in Limerick City. First, Limerick City has a population of injecting drug users. Second, there is likely to be heroin use – though we know people inject other drugs too. Third, the people that engage in street drug use in Limerick City, as elsewhere, can have complex and multiple needs beyond using a single substance – homelessness, poly-drug use, trauma and comorbid mental illness are all things people present with regularly.”Mr Duffin said these local issues are important because they inform responses at a policy level. The fact that there is injecting drug use points to the need for comprehensive needle and syringe programmes to limit the spread of HIV, Hepatitis and other health issues associated with sharing injecting equipment.“It also tells us that staff of addiction services need to be well versed in opiate use, and that opioid antagonists like Naloxone would be of significant use among the drug using population in Limerick City if we wish to reduce the number of fatal overdoses.“The fact that people have complex and multiple needs tells us that there is likely a gap in residential treatment provision, since groups with complex and multiple needs typically have difficulty accessing current residential treatment services. It tells us that we need to be set up to cater to this group of people,” he said. WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsSmarter thinking required to tackle Limerick drug abuseBy Alan Jacques – November 13, 2014 768 Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Print