NewsCommunityBerney has the drive to help Limerick cancer patientsBy Liam Togher – May 15, 2014 686 Advertisement Pieta ask people to share their sunrise this Saturday TAGSBerney EiversCare To DrivecharitychemotherapydrivingIrish Cancer SocietyNational Volunteering Weekvolunteering Linkedin WITH National Volunteering Week taking place this week (May 12-18), retired Redgate resident Berney Eivers reflected with pride on his involvement with the Irish Cancer Society (ICS).He volunteers as a driver for the charity under their Care To Drive project, which offers free transport for chemotherapy patients to and from their treatment. Berney has taken more than 100 drives for the ICS since linking up with the charity in July 2012 and it began by accident rather than design.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He said: “After I retired I got involved with a couple of charities but I wasn’t getting much of a buzz from it. Then I was told by my daughter, who works in University Hospital Limerick, that she heard a commercial on the radio that the ICS were looking for drivers. I did six months of training with them and then there was a vetting period before I started two years ago.”He undertakes a drive for the ICS at least once a week, possibly more often if so required. He has covered Limerick, Clare and Tipperary in his time as a volunteer, sometimes driving more than 100 kilometres to collect a patient.Berney, who also fills his time by participating in the Boherbuoy Brass and Reed Band and an investment club in Galway, said that he derives considerable enjoyment from the driving.“I really, really like it. I had helped out with other charities but that didn’t really fit the bill, but this is different. I feel very comfortable doing it and it’s not stressful at all.“The clients I help are very good and they have great personalities, considering their troubles. We have great chats in the car on the way to and from their treatment.” Print Oxfam Limerick calls on decluttering locals to do the #JoeyChallenge4Oxfam – a donation drive with a twist Generous Keith gives the shirt off his back to children’s charity Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Three Limerick charities receive Aldi Community Grants donations Limerick sings from the rooftops to thank frontline workers Previous articleNewsreel for Arts…Next articleThings going ‘from bad to worse’ in Limerick Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Limerick Charity getting sweet treats from Shannon Heritage
Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has been awarded exploration acreage in the Northern Carnarvon Basin offshore Western Australia.The new exploration permit, WA-542-P, has been awarded to Equinor as operator and 100% owner, Equinor said on Thursday.“We are pleased with this award which expands our position in Australia with an exploration opportunity in a proven basin,” said Paul McCafferty, Equinor’s senior vice president for international offshore exploration.WA-542-P is located west of the recent Dorado oil discovery. The block covers 4815 square kilometres and lies about 100 kilometers from the Australian coast. The water depth ranges from 80 to 350 meters.“An interesting new liquids play has emerged in this part of Australia’s northwest shelf and we are looking forward to assessing the potential in our new permit,” said McCafferty.The work program for the block includes geological and geophysical studies, reprocessing of seismic data and new 3D seismic acquisition.Equinor established an office in Australia in 2012, and is the operator for EPP39 and EPP40 in the Ceduna Basin offshore South Australia.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.
‘Getting screwed over’: Man changes gender on ID to get cheaper car insuranceNZ Herald 30 July 2018Family First Comment: “According to multiple car insurance companies from New Zealand, Australia and Canada, gender is one-factor insurers consider when calculating premiums as well as driver age, location and previous driving record. He says he’s saved about $100 per month.”Superb. And if you ‘identify’ as a child (which has and does happen) you qualify for the child rate at the buffet, hot pools and movies.We live in confusing times!#BiologyOverIdeologyA 23-year-old driver has legally changed his gender so he could significantly reduce his car insurance premium.The Canadian man, who is identified as David, was fed up with paying extraordinary prices so decided to alter the gender on his birth certificate and driver’s license.He told CBC News he’s saved more than $1,100 to date since making the change.“I’m a man, 100 per cent. Legally, I’m a woman,” David said“I did it for cheaper car insurance. I didn’t feel like getting screwed over anymore.“It was pretty simple. I just basically asked for it and told (the doctor) that I identify as a woman, or I’d like to identify as a woman, and he wrote me the letter I wanted.”He sent the letter off to the government registration department and within three weeks he received a new birth certificate indicating his gender as female.READ MORE: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12097734Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
Ex-Chelsea midfielder Gus Poyet says he would love to return to Stamford Bridge as manager and would find it hard to resist any approach from the club.Poyet, currently in charge at Brighton, told Sky Sports News he would be tempted to leave if either of his former sides Chelsea and Tottenham wanted him.He admitted: “I would say we would have a problem – the chairman knows that.AdChoices广告“I think these clubs that you played for, in my case Spurs and Chelsea, normally you are closer to them and it is easier because they know you.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook