Patrickswell women get to the heart of the matter

first_imgNewsCommunityPatrickswell women get to the heart of the matterBy Bernie English – August 21, 2020 343 WhatsApp Previous articleWins for Pike, Nenagh and Ballynanty on opening nightNext articleSinead stages sit-down protest at gas site Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSCommunityLimerick Civic TrustLimerick CountyNewspatrickswell Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow TALENTED hands in Patrickswell got to the heart of the matter during the lockdown to crotchet almost 1,000 fabric ‘hearts’ for people living in nursing homes, to remind them they are loved and valued.“We would encourage everyone to reach out to their family members, friends and neighbours, whether it be picking up the phone, calling in for a social distanced chat, or even sending a letter – keep those contact lines open and stay connected.” said Meadhbh Nolan, spokeswoman for Limerick Civic Trust.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The wonderful women from Patrickswell created almost 1,000 crocheted hearts in county colours for each resident of nursing homes across the county,” she explained.The project was part of the Community Outreach programme during which Limerick Civic Trust helped thousands of people who were cocooning to link into local services so their needs were fully met.The Trust also linked volunteers to hundreds of community and voluntary organisations and vice versa and identified gaps in services and reported these back to their local authority forum meeting.They also dealt with a lot of social issues, such as loneliness among those cocooning, delivery of school meals and food parcels to families in need as well as helping people celebrate their birthdays when family were unable to celebrate with them.As Community Champion for Limerick City, Limerick Civic Trust also organised a Community Hearts Project.“The aim of our Hearts Project was to spread a sense of community spirit and support across Limerick City and County to those hit hardest during this pandemic, those in nursing and care homes, and to remind people that while the country is coming out of lockdown, we should not forget about the older generation who may not feel ready to ‘return to normality’ just yet,” Ms Nolan explained. Advertisement Printcenter_img Limerick on Covid watch list Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Love for Limerick as stars line up for St. Patrick’s Day’s video Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Facebook Twitter Linkedinlast_img read more

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A Dresden dynamo

first_imgAnother week, another record. This one is notable for being the product of a town’s dedication to beating its own Stollen world record every year, and because of the collective madness that entails.The latest Guinness World Record for a giant Stollen was paraded through the streets of Dresden this month at the 7th Dresden Stollen Festival. The inaugural event’s mammoth Christmas cake weighed 2,720kg. The target has incrementally ballooned over the years to the current 4,200kg reigning champ.Well, it passes the long cold winter nights, we suppose. Wouldn’t it be amusing if a UK baker stole their thunder next year?Recipe for the world’s biggest Stollen, just in case you fancy having a go:Wheaten flour1,500kgSultanas990kgButter790kgSugar455kgCandied lemon peel200kgAlmonds(sweet)150kgIcing sugar110kgYeast95kgAlmonds(bitter)55kgLemon peel45kgJamaica rum44kgPowdered milk44kgSalt30kgSpices5kgTotal:4,200kglast_img read more

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The development of a master plan for a twin community on the cards

first_imgLocalNews The development of a master plan for a twin community on the cards by: – May 16, 2011 35 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Tweet Chief Fisheries Officer Mr. Andrew Magloire. Photo credit: development of a master plan for the twin communities of Soufriere and Scotts head are among initiatives to be implemented for the further development in that area.Officials from the Fisheries Division met with fishermen, members of the Soufriere/Scottshead Development Committee, members of government and village council members recently to discuss development plans for the community.Chief Fisheries Officer Andrew Magloire says Soufriere and Scottshead is not reaping its full benefit from fishing.He says there is so much more which can be done.“It’s our hope that by bringing these groups together we will be able to make some progress. From that master plan we will develop sub projects where we will be able find funding opportunities t o develop it. We have the scottshead peninsula which is in our view a tremendous tourism area if it developed properly,” he said.Dominica Vibes News Sharelast_img read more

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Donegal Men’s Sheds showcase highlights ‘Reuse Month’ – Pic Special

first_imgMen’s Sheds groups from all over Donegal gathered in the CPI in Castlefinn on Wednesday last (23 October) to showcase the wonderful upcycled pieces from their groups. The showcase was part of Reuse Month which runs for the month of October each year.Pictured with the winner of the Upcycle Challenge 2019 at the Men’s Sheds Showcase are L-R: Kathleen Bonner, Manager Finn Valley Men’s Project, Cathaoirleach Cllr Nicholas Crossan, Raymond McBride, (Winner) Kilmacrennan Men’s Shed, Bryan Cannon, Senior Engineer Environment Service Donegal County Council, & Suzanne Bogan, Waste Awareness Officer, Donegal County Council.“Men’s Sheds have been to the fore over the last number of years in reusing materials and upcycling products,” says Suzanne Bogan, Waste Awareness Officer with Donegal County Council. She continued: “And we were delighted to join forces with the Men’s Sheds again this year to help raise awareness during Reuse Month on how everyone can do a bit more for the environment by reusing products and materials.”Pictured are Grainne McGlynn, Mayor Donegal Youth Council with James Ward from the Rosses Men’s Shed with a box he made for the Youth Council Mayor’s Chain from recycled wood from St. Mary’s Church in Kincasslagh.The showcase was a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about how you can reuse products and what we can all do at home, at work and at play to manage our waste better.Donating, refurbishing and repairing items are all forms of reuse and offer people a chance to save or make money, get creative, learn a new skill and be environmentally conscious.“For instance, getting shoes resoled rather than replacing them, or borrowing books from the library all go a long way in cutting down waste and greenhouse gas emissions and we are asking everyone to go further in October and beyond by prioritising repair, buying second hand and upcycled, borrowing, swapping and refilling,” explains Suzanne. “The Donegal Men’s Shed Showcase was a great event and opportunity for anyone who might be interested in finding out more about Men’s Sheds, what they do and how to get more involved,” says Kathleen Bonner, Donegal Men’s Shed Co-ordinator.”Pictured at the Mens Shed Showcase were – Barry Sheridan, CEO Irish Men’s Sheds Association, Seamus Neely, Chief Executive, Donegal County Council, Suzanne Bogan, Waste Awareness Officer, Donegal County Council, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr Nicholas Crossan, Eva Beirne, Irish Men’s Sheds Association and Kathleen Bonner, Manager, Finn Valley Men’s Shed ProjectThe Men’s Sheds Upcycling challenge was won by Raymond McBride from the Kilmacrennan Men’s Shed Group for the candy cart that he made.This event was supported by the Irish Men’s Shed Association and Barry Sheridan CEO of the Irish Men’s Shed Association was in attendance.This is one of a number of initiatives taking place during Reuse Month and other initiatives include the School Bikes Africa Campaign where old or unused bicycles can be dropped off at any of the six Donegal County Council/Bryson Recycling Centres in Dungloe, Carndonagh, Letterkenny, Milford, Stranorlar and Laghey or at any Men’s Shed in Donegal.For more tips on how you can reuse more at home, work and play visit Donegal Men’s Sheds showcase highlights ‘Reuse Month’ – Pic Special was last modified: October 29th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegal men’s shedslast_img read more

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“Scuba Geocaching” A Lost & Found Video

first_img SharePrint Related”Accessible Geocaching” A Lost & Found VideoNovember 9, 2010In “Lost & Found Stories”Extreme Geocaching in Pictures (and Video)April 29, 2013In “Community”The wild world of underwater geocachesAugust 23, 2015In “Community” Experience geocaching in one of its most extreme forms, scuba caching. Follow geocachers bblhed and MessSGT. The geocachers are certified as scuba divers. They suit in scuba gear to search for a geocache at the site of a sunken boat.   Scuba gear is one of nearly ten equipment attributes that help you understand and prepare for each geocache.Earning a “smilie” on a scuba cacheScuba caches typically receive the highest difficulty and terrain rating.  The five rating is due to the specialized equipment required for the geocache and the unforgiving environment in which the geocaches are placed.Explore even more geocaching adventures in the Lost & Found video gallery.  You can go along on a kayak geocache, see the geocache on the International Space Station and find out why a U.S. Army bomb disposal technician says geocaching kept him safe in Iraq.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, 27 June 2009

first_imgJoint exhibition combining social networking and enterprise social media formatsPre-show online meeting planner for delegatesDiscount for early booking (expires September 25th)Free pass for exhibition only 1 – 3 December 2009: London, EnglandOnline Information & IMS 2009Online Information and IMS together create the largest event dedicated to the information industry. Consisting of an exhibition delivering over 9,000 visitors from 70 countries, a conference and a show-floor seminar program, the event provides an annual meeting place for the global information industry.Online Information is once again set to play host to thousands of information professionals, information end-users and publishers from around the globe, meeting suppliers of online content, e-publishing, and library management solutions. IMS provides a forum for IT, business, and information management professionals to find unlimited, relevant advice, educational content and compare solutions under one roof. Attend IMS and meet suppliers of content management, search solutions, and Web 2.0 technologies15 – 16 March 2010: London2nd Annual Social Networking World Forum — LondonThe 2nd Annual Social Networking World Forum takes place at the Olympia Conference Centre in London. The two-day event features four dedicated conference streams: 16 July 2009: San FranciscoMobileBeat 2009Join the most influential investors, mobile industry executives, entrepreneurs, press, and analysts at MobileBeat 2009 (presented by VentureBeat) for one day of in-depth discussion, debate, and power networking. Join us July 16th at the Parc 55 hotel in San Francisco. 22 – 23 September 2009: SingaporeSocial Networking World Forum — AsiaThis two-day conference hosted by the Social Networking World Forum – Asia features key speakers from social networking publishers, advertising agencies, industry analysts, software developers and equipment manufacturers, pay-TV and network service providers, mobile operators, and more. Related Posts 9 – 10 November 2009: Santa Clara, CaliforniaSocial Networking World Forum — CaliforniaThis event taking place at the Santa Clara Convention Center actually consists of three conferences: two days dedicated to social networking, one day dedicated to enterprise social media, and one day dedicated to social TV. Key speakers include social networking publishers, advertising agencies, industry analysts, software developers and equipment manufacturers, pay-TV and network service providers, mobile operators, and more. Social Networking World ForumEnterprise social mediaSocial TV World ForumMobile Social Networking ForumThe event features key speakers from global brands, organizations, social networking publishers and developers, pioneering social media leaders, top agencies, content producers, and more.Full workshop program within exhibition areaEvening networking receptionPre-show online meeting planner for delegatesFree pass for exhibition only Joint exhibition combining social networking and mobile social networking formatsEvening networking receptionDiscount for early booking (expires August 21st)Free pass for exhibition only 10 – 13 November 2009: Las VegasPubCon VegasPubCon Las Vegas is a multi-track educational conference hosted by SearchEngineWorld & WebmasterWorld. PubCon events are for thought leaders and professionals in search engine and Internet marketing to gather and to share best practices in the design, development, promotion and marketing of their Internet businesses and brands. PubCon London 2009 is a social networking event. 11 – 12 November 2009: Denver, ColoradoDefrag 2009 Conference — Denver, ColoradoAs online data is growing and fragmenting at an exponential pace, individuals, groups and organizations are struggling to discover, assemble, organize, act on and gather feedback from that data. In the largest sense, we’re all looking to augment the pace at which we achieve insights on raw data — to accelerate the “A-ha” moment.Defrag explores the intersection of topics like:Business intelligenceBusiness process managementSocial computing and analyticsNext-level discoveryEnterprise 2.0Next-gen emailThe semantic Webcenter_img We’ve added a few good events to our schedule this week. So, pull up your calendars and block off days for the ones that match your interests. This events guide is a regular feature here on ReadWriteWeb. We publish it every weekend, as good a time as any to review your conference plans.Know of an event taking place that should appear here? Let us know in the comments below or contact us.4 July 2009: LondonPubCon London 2009Registration is open for PubCon London’s networking event at the Citte of Yorke pub, London, 4 July 2009.Internet and search engine marketers will meet and discuss the latest hot news topics, current challenges, technologies and developments, and have the opportunity to network in an informal environment. Such events are high productivity networking sessions for webmasters and for businesses seeking practical Internet and search marketing solutions.13 July 2009: Tel AvivTWS2009TWS2009, scheduled for July 13th, aims to find and present the 10 most promising Internet startups in Israel. The event is of, for, and about the leading figures and companies that are driving innovation in the Israeli Internet economy. Well-known professionals worldwide, such as Brian Solis, Rafe Needleman, Ron Conway, Stowe Boyd, Dave Sifry, Jeff Pulver, Deborah Schultz, Marc Goldberg, and Saul Klein, will choose the 10 winning startups. The event is organized by Yaron Orenstein, who also runs Israel’s biggest blog, with Globes as a partner. ReadWriteWeb readers get a 40% discount on admission. Tags:#Events Guide#web andrew lobo 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 24 August 2009: Charlotte, North CarolineSocial FreshSocial Fresh is a 1 day Social Media Conference with speakers from Best Buy, Rubbermaid, IBM, and Keynote Speaker David Armano (@Armano). Social Fresh content is focused on the tangible social media successes of today and the technology that will drive those successes tomorrow. Think less concept and more real case studies and examples directly from businesses and developers who are using the social web successfully. Get 15% off by using code RSS15 and follow the conference on Twitter (@SoFresh) for other discounts and updates. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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Millie pips Gurbani to claim maiden title

first_imgMillie Saroha nailed a birdie on the first play-off hole to pip Gurbani Singh and clinched her maiden title at the Usha Northern India Ladies Golf Championships here on Thursday.Aditi Ashok, the leader on the first day and also of the order of merit, shot a final round 75 and finished third at 222. Amandeep Drall (79) was fourth at 229, while Vrishali Sinha (76) was fifth at 232. Nanaki Chadha, who fared poorly on the first two days with the scores of 79 and 81, recovered and shot a 74 in the last round to finish her campaign in sixth position.At the Delhi Golf Club, Millie shot one-over 73 in the final round which took her 54-hole total to two-over 218 in the three-day tournament. Gurbani caught up with Milie on the leaderboard when she came up with a final round even-par 72.With both the golfers sharing the lead after the regulation play, the contest moved to the play-off hole (18th).In the battle of nerves, Millie sank an eight-footer birdie putt to get the better of Gurbani.Mille and Gurbani took the honours in Category A, while Aditi topped Category B and Gurjot Badwal (79) was second at 239. Amrita Anand (80) was third at 240.Arushi Pandey and Riya Ahuja were first and second in the C category, while Tanishka Kumar and Tiya Choudhary topped D category.Aditi has bagged two titles in this season, while Gurbani and Millie have bagged one title each.last_img read more

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Andy Murray Named As WWF Ambassador

first_imgTennis star Andy Murray has become a global ambassador for WWF supporting the fight against poaching and illegal wildlife trade.The world number six seed will be helping to raise awareness and support an initiative in Nepal that trains dogs to track down poaching activity within and around Chitwan National Park.Andy, who is well known for his love of dogs, will be raising vital funds throughout his tennis tour next year to support this crucial work in Nepal.Nepal is home to magnificent species such as tigers and rhinos – both of which are under threat due to poaching for the illegal trade in their parts. Nepal has long been a key transit route for some illegal wildlife products from India, destined for China, and whilst Nepal has dramatically reduced poaching in its own parks, vigilance against future poaching in Nepal must be maintained.The sniffer dog program will work alongside current activities in the country to tackle poaching and illegal wildlife trade. In honor of Andy’s support a new puppy that will be part of the elite dog team will be named ‘Murray.’Andy Murray said: “It’s a shocking fact that rhino poaching in South Africa increased by over 7,700% between 2007 and 2013 and as few as 3,200 tigers remaining in the wild so anything we can do to deter poachers is a positive step in the right direction. I’ve followed WWF’s work on the illegal wildlife trade for a while now and been looking for a way to support their work. I think it’s incredibly important that this trade is prevented and the sniffer dog programme seemed like the perfect venture for me to get behind. I know from my own dogs how clever they can be and it’s fascinating how these sniffer dogs communicate with their handlers. I’m also really looking forward to going to see Murray at work at some point in the near future.”Heather Sohl, Chief Species Advisor at WWF-UK, said: “We’re delighted that Andy has joined us in our work to fight the illegal wildlife trade. This serious, organised crime is threatening some of our most iconic species, so such support from a global personality to champion the issue and the much needed solutions is invaluable. Andy’s support for the sniffer dog work in Nepal will complement existing efforts by WWF and our partners through dramatically improving investigations by enforcement teams.”As part of a global program to combat poaching and illegal wildlife trade WWF also promotes the use of other innovative approaches, such as managing patrolling using GPS and databases, using unmanned aerial vehicles to monitor, detect and deter poaching – along with the use of sniffer dogs.For further info about this partnership visit read more

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AFN calls for immediate action over racist comments by RCMP officer

first_imgTrina Roache APTN InvestigatesAssembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde wants to see immediate action over racist comments posted on Facebook by an RCMP officer.“There is no room for this kind of intolerance in Canada, especially among those who have chosen to serve the public in law enforcement,” said Bellegarde, in a statement emailed to APTN.In a private Facebook group, an RCMP member commented on a story shared about the acquittal of Gerald Stanley, writing that Colten Boushie “got what he deserved.”Related: RCMP Facebook group claims Colten Boushie ‘got what he deserved’The 22-year old Cree man from the Red Pheasant First Nation in Saskatchewan was shot and killed when he and four others drove onto Stanley’s farm in August of 2016.Stanley was charged with second-degree murder, but argued the shooting was an accident. He was acquitted last Friday.“The recent verdict in the shooting death of Colten Boushie has laid bare the issue of racial discrimination in Canada’s justice system,” said Bellegarde.“It’s evident in the over-representation of First Nations people in the criminal justice system, in the way First Nations people do not feel protected when First Nations people are victims of violence, and it is shockingly evident in online comments like this one.”Federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said he has talked to the RCMP about what he calls an “absolutely appalling” remark.“The facts are being determined and examined,” Goodale said. “If they turn out to be what they appear to be, this is unacceptable and there will be consequences.”APTN has confirmed the person who posted the comment is an RCMP officer in Alberta, but is not releasing her name at this time.RCMP Headquarters says it has now launched an investigation into the social media posts. Under the Privacy Act, it can’t share personal information.In an emailed response to APTN, an RCMP spokesperson said, “As a result, we cannot confirm or discuss whether Code of Conduct investigations are underway in relation to any individual.”The comments were made in a private Facebook group called “News stories that Matter to or May Impact RCMP.” The group has 1,200 members.After a tip from a source that some of posts were “shocking,” an APTN reporter asked to join the group and was added as a member.Some of the comments on posts about Stanley’s not-guilty verdict in Boushie’s murder, were alarming and racist. Ranging from, “one less thug is no loss,” to how it was “sad that Boushie died, but he made his fate.”Not every inflammatory comment is by a police officer, though some are clearly articulating that is their line of work.The group consists of current and former RCMP members, public servants, politicians, and now media.Before deleting their Facebook account, the RCMP officer in question had this photo as their cover photo on Facebook.The RCMP officer at the centre of investigation now, deleted her comments shortly after APTN was granted access to the group. And has since deleted her personal Facebook page. But not before changing the cover photo with a picture of a gun and the text ‘This home protected by the good lord and a gun. If you came here to steal or do harm you might meet them both.’APTN did reach out to the officer, but so far no [email protected] files from The Canadian Press.last_img read more

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