Twitter Previous articleAbnormal load expected to delay Limerick road usersNext articleTrial adjourned to allow accused attend mother’s funeral Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin AN EMERGENCY child care order has been granted to the Child and Family Agency for a 16 year old girl and her newborn baby boy to be taken into the care of the State.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The matter came before the courts for the second time last Friday when the State agency sought the care order after it emerged that the 16-year-old girl, gave birth to her baby after a concealed pregnancy in the back garden of her home.When the girl presented at the hospital after she gave birth at home, the court was told that she was “traumatised and in complete shock”.The HSE was notified and made an immediate application through the Child and Family Agency to have the girl and her two day old son taken into care. An emergency care order was granted and the Child and Family Agency were now seeking an interim care order.The presiding judge was given a brief outline of the history surrounding the case and the basis on which the Child and Family Agency were applying for the care order.The young girl’s family had a history, which was known to the agency, of issues surrounding hygiene and neglect.The social worker said that the teenage girl has a “mild learning disability” and that there were “huge concerns surrounding her capacity to consent to sexual intercourse”.The interim care order was granted after the Judge heard that the father of the child was not known but a paternity test was to be carried out as soon as possible.The girl and her child are in separate foster care environments but the court heard that the girl had spent some time with her child. The baby was born at full term and was in good health.The matter was adjourned to allow the HSE apply to extend the period of emergency care and seek a supervision order. News16-year-old girl and baby in emergency careBy Staff Reporter – May 5, 2014 823 WhatsApp Advertisement Email Print Facebook
David Tran/iStockBY: BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC NEWS(CHICAGO) — A man alleged to have lived in plain sight at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport for three months was wearing a bright-yellow safety vest and striped sweatpants when he was arrested, according to newly released video of his capture.Security footage showing the Jan. 16 arrest of 36-year-old Aditya Singh, released by the Chicago Department of Aviation, has raised new questions about how Singh managed to go undetected for so long at the nation’s busiest airport.The soundless video shows uniformed airport police officers questioning Singh outside a men’s restroom at the airport before apparently instructing him to hold out his arms to be searched.Singh was allegedly posing as an airport worker when he was taken into custody. He was found in possession of an airport operations manager’s security credential that was reported misplaced around the time Singh began living at the airport, authorities said.Singh reportedly told authorities he became so frightened to fly back to his home in Orange County, California, due to the COVID-19 pandemic that he decided to hunker down in the airport. It remains unclear how long Singh intended to stay at the facility, where he lived off food provided by strangers, authorities said.The man’s airport-squatting stint ended when two United Airlines employees became suspicious and confronted Singh, who allegedly showed them the misplaced airport identification badge, according to the Chicago Tribune. Singh told officials that he had been living at the airport since Oct. 19.“While this incident remains under investigation, we have been able to determine that this gentleman did not pose a security risk to the airport or to the traveling public,” the Chicago Department of Aviation said in a statement. “We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners on a thorough investigation of this matter.”Singh was charged with impersonating an airport employee in a restricted area of the airport and theft of less than $500, according to police.He remained locked up at the Cook County Jail on Sunday without bond, according to online jail records.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
The following excerpt is from Shelby Larson’s book Moonlighting on the Internet. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunesShelby Larson presents the most reliable and proven ways you can create an extra paycheck for the short term and establish a continual revenue stream for the long term with your own website. In this edited excerpt, Larson outlines seven things you can do to improve your chances on long-term success as a freelance tech professional. If you’re passionate about computers, possess a background in information technology, are naturally analytical, good at problem solving, or have a gift for attention to detail, there are a few freelancing paths in the tech arena that may be just right for you. Trained technicians command high dollar figures, and hanging out your shingle as a freelance tech expert can be an attractive option.It’s important to understand that having a technical skill to market and knowing where to look for your first freelancing jobs are just the start. Employers looking to hire freelancers on job sites generally want skilled workers who are experienced or have a positive feedback rating on the site in question.A good strategy to build a portfolio and client base is to accept jobs paying less than you’re really worth at first in order to get your foot in the door, do good work, and receive positive reviews. Build a reputation this way, then start going after better-paying jobs charging what you’re really worth. Freelance tech people are often scrutinized a little more thoroughly than other types of freelancers. Getting those first few jobs under your belt with positive feedback will make your journey a lot easier.Another virtual guarantee with tech freelancing is that you’ll likely be interviewed before prospects make the decision to hire you. For that reason, it’s important to develop quality interviewing skills and keep an updated resume. This becomes more true as the type of technology services you’re providing become more advanced. Coding a piece of software for someone is a whole different arena from writing a report for them to give away.As a freelancer, you’ll be competing with many other people for jobs, so it’s incumbent upon you to not only present yourself well, but also make it clear that it would be a mistake NOT to hire you! Here are several tips to help make that a reality.1. Assemble a killer personal portfolio. This one can be a bit tricky at the outset, as you need to make sure you have permission to show work you’ve done previously for an employer as a sample of your work. Going forward, make sure anything you do as a freelancer you have the right to show. Be careful about signing NDAs (nondisclosure agreements), as they can sometimes restrict you from showing your best work. Put your best, most recent work in your portfolio, and make both a print and online version of it for best results.2. Get glowing recommendations. Ask clients to give you written or video testimonials, as these can very often make the difference in whether you’re considered for a job. If you’ve done quality work for them, this should be no problem. Moreover, they’ll be likely to use you again and again, as well as refer you to others.3. Be sure to charge what you’re worth. Once you have some freelance jobs under your belt, decide on your base rate and stick to it. You understand what the work entails, and your clients don’t. Explain what they’re getting for their money, and demonstrate why you’re worth it. You’ll always get clients who will lowball you, and who will expect you to do a job on the cheap with the promise of more and better-paying work in the future. This almost never works out, so be willing to decline jobs.4. Diversify your client base. It’s essential that you diversify your client base as much as you can. It’s great to have clients who have projects so large that they eat up most or all of your time, but there will come a day when either you’re done, or they head in another direction.What do you do then? If you plan to remain a freelancer long term, make it your business to always have a steady stream of leads coming into your business. If your work is in high demand, you can take only the highest-paying jobs or perhaps hire a subcontractor or two and realize a little passive income. Wouldn’t that be a nice problem to have!5. Learn new skills and stay up-to-date. While it’s tempting to simply concentrate on the work at hand, if you’re going to build a viable freelancing career, you’ll need to keep up-to-date on what’s going on in the tech world. As you know, this field changes so fast it can be very hard to keep up with, but you must, as clients will be asking you about it, and you need to look well-informed. Consider it a business expense (timewise) you’re putting into your future earnings. Learning new skills can also help make you even more marketable. If you find a certain professional certification will help you get some jobs you might be missing, consider investing in it.6. Learn to network professionally. For a freelancer, this is one of the biggest areas of opportunity. Almost everyone you run into these days either needs a freelancer or knows someone who does. If you’re not out there talking to people, they won’t know how you can help them and will likely find someone else.While it can be hard to venture out into that land beyond the computer screen and actually connect with people, if you want to make the big bucks, this is where the action starts. Start by attending local business gatherings and chamber of commerce mixers. It might be a big stretch for you at first, but when the referrals start flowing in, you may feel differently!You should also consider attending highly ranked internet marketing conferences. Online, you’re just one in a sea of people advertising their skills. But at a conference, you can talk to people, hear exactly the type of work they’re looking for, and get a good feel for their experience working with freelance tech up to that point. It’s invaluable to be able to listen to people in your target market talk about what they’re looking for and what their pain points are. This will enable you to structure yourself as a better solution for them. Plus, you get the opportunity of making yourself and your skills known to them personally.7. Create an air of legitimacy. People need to believe that you aren’t going to take their check and never talk to them again. Create a real business presence; at the very least this includes business cards, a business checking account, a website, a dedicated business email, and a phone or Skype line. When you meet with a prospective client, make sure to present in a professional manner. Most businesspeople you’ll come in contact with and try to solicit work from won’t appreciate or hire someone they feel is not a pro. Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. April 13, 2016 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global
MEXICO CITY — Mexico tourism is expected to get a major boost now that the destination has announced one million new seats on international direct flights this year.According to the Mexico Tourism Board, airlines around the world are adding new routes, additional flights on existing routes and upgrading aircraft models with larger capacities in order to meet travel demand to Mexico. As of January 2017, airline partners have announced the addition of over 1,000,000 new seats scheduled this year on international direct flights to Mexico from more than 20 countries.“This expansion includes service to Mexico from many new international cities to multiple Mexico destinations, which is part of our strategy of international market diversification. We are delighted to see our airline industry partners continue to recognize this momentum and further expand their connectivity,” said Lourdes Berho, CEO of the Mexico Tourism Board.Since 2013, Mexico’s international tourism has grown at an annual average of 10%, double the global industry average. This performance, which includes growing from 24 million international tourists in 2013 to an anticipated 35 million in 2016, has catapulted Mexico from the 15th to the 9th most visited country in the world, according to the UNWTO.More news: War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps upAs of January 2017, new lift includes:Air Canada Route: Vancouver to CancunAir Transat: Vancouver to Los CabosSunwing Airlines: Winnipeg to MazatlanAeromexico: Seoul Incheon to Mexico City; Amsterdam to Mexico City; Vancouver to Mexico City; Detroit to Monterrey; Detroit to Mexico City; Austin to Mexico City; and Calgary to Mexico CityAlitalia: Rome to Mexico CityAll Nippon Airways (ANA): Tokyo Narita to Mexico CityAmerican Airlines: Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta; Los Angeles to Cancun; Dallas to Merida; and Miami to MeridaCondor & Neckermann: Warsaw to CancunDelta Airlines: Los Angeles to Los CabosEdelweiss Air: Zurich to CancunFinnair: Helsinki to Puerto VallartaInterjet: Chicago to Mexico City; Las Vegas to Mexico City; Los Angeles to Guadalajara; Los Angeles to Cancun; Los Angeles to Mexico City; and Dallas to Mexico CitySouthwest Airlines: Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta; Los Angeles to Los Cabos, Los Angeles to Cancun; Oakland to Puerto Vallarta; and Oakland to Los CabosTUI Poland: Warsaw to CancunUnited Airlines: Chicago to Mexico CityVirgin America: Los Angeles to Los Cabos; Los Angeles to Cancun; and Los Angeles to Puerto VallartaViva Colombia: Medellin to CancunVolaris: New York JFK to Mexico City; Houston to Mexico City; Miami to Mexico City; Phoenix to Culiacan; Seattle to Guadalajara; Los Angeles to Durango; San Francisco to Mexico City; Miami to Guadalajara; Milwaukee to Guadalajara; Austin to Guadalajara; and Denver to MonterreyMore news: Direct Travel names Smith as Senior VP, Leisure Marketing, North AmericaIn addition to new routes, more than 25 existing routes have confirmed additional frequency of flights or upgraded aircraft. Air France, for example, recently launched service to Mexico City and Cancun from Paris on its flagship A380, making it the first airline in the world to fly this aircraft to Mexico. << Previous PostNext Post >> One million new seats heading to Mexico this year on international direct flights Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Tags: Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air Transat, Alitalia, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Finnair, Mexico, Transat, United Airlines, Virgin Group Share Travelweek Group Posted by