Unite warns that drop in university places will mean rent hikes in halls

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What Kwanzaa means for Black Americans

first_img The Anatomy of Fear By Frank Dobson, Associate Dean of Students, Vanderbilt University Kwanzaa celebrations. Black Hour, CC BY-NC Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate On Dec. 26, millions throughout the world’s African community will start weeklong celebrations of Kwanzaa. There will be daily ceremonies with food, decorations and other cultural objects, such as the kinara, which holds seven candles. At many Kwanzaa ceremonies, there is also African drumming and dancing.It is a time of communal self-affirmation – when famous Black heroes and heroines, as well as late family members – are celebrated.As a scholar who has written about racially motivated violence against Blacks, directed Black cultural centers on college campuses and sponsored numerous Kwanzaa celebrations, I understand the importance of this holiday.For the African-American community, Kwanzaa is not just any “Black holiday.” It is a recognition that knowledge of Black history is worthwhile.History of KwanzaaMaulana Karenga, a noted Black American scholar and activist created Kwanzaa in 1966. Its name is derived from the phrase “matunda ya kwanza” which means “first fruits” in Swahili, the most widely spoken African language. However, Kwanzaa, the holiday, did not exist in Africa.A candle is lit each day to celebrate the seven basic values of African culture.Ailisa via Shutterstock.comEach day of Kwanzaa is devoted to celebrating the seven basic values of African culture or the “Nguzo Saba” which in Swahili means the seven principles. Translated these are: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics (building Black businesses), purpose, creativity and faith. A candle is lit on each day to celebrate each one of these principles. On the last day, a black candle is lit and gifts are shared.Today, Kwanzaa is quite popular. It is celebrated widely on college campuses, the U.S. Postal Service issues Kwanzaa stamps, there is at least one municipal park named for it, and there are special Kwanzaa greeting cards.Kwanzaa’s meaning for black communityKwanzaa was created by Karenga out of the turbulent times of the 1960’s in Los Angeles, following the 1965 Watts riots, when a young African-American was pulled over on suspicions of drunk driving, resulting in an outbreak of violence.Subsequently, Karenga founded an organization called Us – meaning, black people – which promoted black culture. The purpose of the organization was to provide a platform, which would help to rebuild the Watts neighborhood through a strong organization rooted in African culture.Karenga called its creation an act of cultural discovery, which simply meant that he wished to point African-Americans to greater knowledge of their African heritage and past.Rooted in the struggles and the gains of the civil rights and black power movements of the 1950s and 1960s, it was a way of defining a unique black American identity. As Keith A. Mayes, a scholar of African-American history, notes in his book,“For Black power activists, Kwanzaa was just as important as the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Kwanzaa was their answer to what they understood as the ubiquity of white cultural practices that oppressed them as thoroughly as had Jim Crow laws.”Overturning white definitionsToday, the holiday has come to occupy a central role, not only in the U.S. but also in the global African diaspora.A 2008 documentary, “The Black Candle” that filmed Kwanzaa observances in the United States and Europe, shows children not only in the United States, but as far away as France, reciting the principles of the Nguzo Saba.‘The Black Candle’It brings together the Black community not on the basis of their religious faith, but a shared cultural heritage. Explaining the importance of the holiday for African-Americans today, writer Amiri Baraka, says during an interview in the documentary,“We looked at Kwanzaa as part of the struggle to overturn white definitions for our lives.”Indeed, since the early years of the holiday, until today, Kwanzaa has provided many black families with tools for instructing their children about their African heritage.Current activism and KwanzaaStudents celebrate Kwanzaa. Black Hour, CC BY-NCThis spirit of activism and pride in the African heritage is evident on college campus Kwanzaa celebrations – one of which I recently attended. (It was done a few days early so that students going on break could participate.)The speaker, a veteran of the Nashville civil rights movement, spoke about Kwanzaa as a time of memory and celebration. Wearing an African dashiki, he led those in attendance – blacks and whites and those of other ethnicities – in Kwanzaa songs and recitations. On a table decorated in kente cloth, a traditional African fabric, was a kinara, which contains seven holes, to correspond to the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa. There were three red candles on the left side of the kinara, and three green candles on the right side of the kinara. The center candle was black. The colors of the candles represent the red, black and green of the African Liberation flag.The auditorium was packed. Those in attendance, young and old, black and white, held hands and chanted slogans celebrating black heroes and heroines, as diverse as the civil rights icons, Rosa Parks and Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Jamaican musician Bob Marley.It was a cultural observance that acknowledged solidarity with the struggles of the past and with one another. Like the black power movements, such as today’s Black Lives Matter movement, it is an affirmation of “Black folks’ humanity,” their “contributions to this society” and “resilience in the face of deadly oppression.”Karenga wanted to “reaffirm the bonds between us” (Black people) and to counter the damage done by the “holocaust of slavery.” Kwanzaa celebrations are a moment of this awareness and reflection.This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. TAGSBlack AmericansCelebrationcommunityCultureDefinitionExplanationhistoryholidayInspirationKwanzaaMeaningThe Conversation Previous articleNo matter the year, good memories can always be foundNext articleWhy everyone needs Linen Curtains Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! 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Cloud House / McBride Charles Ryan

first_imgCloud House / McBride Charles RyanSave this projectSaveCloud House / McBride Charles Ryan Text description provided by the architects. The Cloud House is an addition and renovation to a double-fronted Edwardian house in Fitzroy North. Over the course of close to a century, this house has received several additions and modifications.Save this picture!Courtesy of McBride Charles RyanMcBride Charles Ryan’s work for the house is designed in three parts. This allows for a sequence of distinct and unexpected episodes, with glimpses previewing oncoming spaces and experiences as you move through the home.Save this picture!Courtesy of McBride Charles RyanThe street facade has been left to demonstrate the clients’ respect for the evolution of the character of the area and the modest street alteration belies the extent of the comprehensive internal renovation work. The spaces within the original structure are largely white in colour, united by exotic floral hallway carpet. This journey through the space is followed by encountering a disintegrated red-coloured ‘box’. This is the kitchen, at the heart of the property, which acts as a bridge linking the major spaces. A cloud-shaped extrusion is the unexpected final space. Following the form of a child-like impression of a cloud it is a playful addition where family and friends can eat and have fun surrounded by the curved form.Save this picture!Courtesy of McBride Charles RyanThe new living addition faces due south while allowing controlled north sun into the living area and providing effective cross ventilation. The form of the ‘cloud’ conforms to setback regulations without appearing obviously determined by them. The extrusion creates a dramatic interior language where walls merge seamlessly with the floor and ceiling. The craftsmanship is remarkable throughout; it has a sense of care one typically associates with the work of a cooper or wheelwright. While the geometry is playful, the extrusion is essentially a contemporary barrel vault. It is our hope that this cloud has a ‘silver lining’.Save this picture!Courtesy of McBride Charles RyanProject gallerySee allShow lessColombo Mixed-Use Development / Safdie ArchitectsArticlesAjoodaniyeh Tower / Kamvari ArchitectsArticles Share Save this picture!Courtesy of McBride Charles Ryan+ 18 Share “COPY” Cloud House / McBride Charles Ryan Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/246075/cloud-house-mcbride-charles-ryan Clipboard CopyAbout this officeMcBride Charles RyanOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesFitzroy NorthHousesWoodAustraliaPublished on June 21, 2012Cite: “Cloud House / McBride Charles Ryan” 21 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/246075/cloud-house-mcbride-charles-ryan Clipboard CopyHouses•Fitzroy North, Australiacenter_img ArchDaily Houses Projects Architects: McBride Charles Ryan Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Australia Area:  220 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2012last_img read more

Vermani House / Eleena Jamil Architect

first_img “COPY” Vermani House / Eleena Jamil Architect Houses Malaysia Save this picture!© Marc Tey+ 18 Share Projects Vermani House / Eleena Jamil ArchitectSave this projectSaveVermani House / Eleena Jamil Architect CopyAbout this officeEleena Jamil ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationKuala LumpurHousesRefurbishmentRenovationMalaysiaPublished on October 07, 2014Cite: “Vermani House / Eleena Jamil Architect” 07 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeArmchairsAndreu WorldGrand Raglan – Lounge ChairSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesPlantingSikaGreen RoofsStonesCosentinoSilestone Surfaces – Ethereal CollectionMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 8″Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesFranken-SchotterFacade Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodGustafsWood Cladding in St. Erik Eye HospitalLightsKKDCLighting – Groove FLEXMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses, Renovation•Kuala Lumpur, Malaysiacenter_img Area:  320 m² Area:  320 m² Photographs “COPY” photographs:  Marc TeyPhotographs:  Marc TeySave this picture!© Marc TeyText description provided by the architects. This is a remodelling exercise of an existing house to turn it into a family home for a couple and their young daughter. The existing has been stripped bare leaving only its reinforced concrete structure onto which walls and roof were added. A new pavilion is added to the rear to accommodate the private quarters such as bedrooms, study and gym and it is separated from the main house by a circular courtyard.Save this picture!© Marc TeyThe house turns its back to the street with minimal openings on the front façade, effectively providing its occupants maximum privacy Conversely, it opens up fully onto the outdoor terraces around the rear courtyard. The courtyard is very much the heart of the house where it bustles with daily activities.Save this picture!© Marc TeyHere in the courtyard, a simple straight flight of concrete stair brings one up to the upper level terrace, which is a bright airy space that links the 2 parts of the house on the first floor. A metal slide in the living area of the main house offers a playful way of moving down to the ground floor.Save this picture!© Marc TeyFrom the outset, the owners agreed to the idea that the house will be rough, to feel real, inside and outside – and to do away with ‘cosmetics’ of paint and plaster. Brutalism and its aesthetics were discussed, where exposed structure and services can be an interesting background for everyday life. As such, the house displays its raw construction and tectonic quality, thus effectively giving it special poetic dimension.Save this picture!AxonometricThe house is concrete throughout except the brick wall which also forms the party wall with its adjacent neighbour. Handling of natural light is carefully considered in this house, with selective openings on walls and roof bringing in a combination of diffused light and rays of sunshine depending on the time of day.Save this picture!© Marc TeyProject gallerySee allShow lessNew Fordham Law School / Pei Cobb FreedSelected ProjectsAD Interviews: Viktor Várkonyiv / GraphisoftInterviews Share ArchDaily Architects: Eleena Jamil Architect Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/553491/vermani-house-eleena-jamil-architect Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/553491/vermani-house-eleena-jamil-architect Clipboardlast_img read more

House MA / WE-S architecten

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953044/house-ma-we-s-architecten Clipboard Belgium Mixed Use Architecture Photographs Area:  285 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953044/house-ma-we-s-architecten Clipboard Projects Architects: WE-S architecten Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img CopyMixed Use Architecture, Dental Clinic, Houses•Ingelmunster, Belgium “COPY” 2019 CopyAbout this officeWE-S architectenOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureHealthcare ArchitectureHealthcaredental clinicResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookIngelmunsterBelgiumPublished on December 14, 2020Cite: “House MA / WE-S architecten” 14 Dec 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Johnny UmansClient:Anke DeschampProgram:Dental practice and apartmentCity:IngelmunsterCountry:BelgiumMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Johnny UmansRecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. The client wishes to build a dental practice and an apartment on a plot of barely 85m2. The plot opens up along two sides and has a magnificent view to a new marina to be developed along the channel of Ingelmunster at the back of the site. Stringent building codes dictate a maximum building envelope of 3 storeys.Save this picture!© Johnny UmansThe dental practice should focus on the marina, the apartment on the Waterstraat. A two-sided exposure for the dental practice on the one hand, and optimal daylight entering the apartment on the other hand, result in a solution that stacks both programs instead of separating them.Save this picture!© Johnny UmansSave this picture!Plan – 1st floorSave this picture!Section BBSave this picture!© Johnny UmansThe maximum building envelope is manipulated so to provide two south facing terraces for the apartment above. These manipulations make the building read as a combination of three geometric volumes, stacked gradually on top of each other.Save this picture!© Johnny UmansProject gallerySee allShow lessVilla Ryysyranta II / PAVE ArchitectsSelected ProjectsWhat Are the Megatrends Reshaping the Architecture Field and the Construction Industry?Articles Share ArchDaily House MA / WE-S architectenSave this projectSaveHouse MA / WE-S architectenSave this picture!© Johnny Umans+ 26Curated by Paula Pintos Share House MA / WE-S architectenlast_img read more

FSI launches fundraising qualification bursaries for small charities

first_imgFSI launches fundraising qualification bursaries for small charities About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 1 November 2017 | News The Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) has launched a first round of bursaries towards its Introduction to Fundraising Practice qualification.Fifteen bursaries are currently available as part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS) Small Charity Fundraising Training programme, with small charities – with a turnover under £100,000 – able to access 80% of the funding needed for an Introduction to Fundraising Practice qualification. Of the full £360 fee, 40% of the funding for the bursary comes from DCMS and 40% from supporters of the FSI, with just 20% (£72) payable by the charity.The FSI’s Introduction to Fundraising Practice provides an introduction to key fundraising concepts and skills. It includes practical modules on developing a fundraising strategy and developing a case for support. The qualification is accredited to SQCF Level 6 (QCF Level 3) – made up of two units delivering 12 credits.This first round of bursaries is now open until Friday 17 November with the successful applicants to be announced on 28 November as part of #GivingTuesday.Eligibility criteria:To be considered you must be working for a charity with turnover of less than £100,0000A large part of your role must involve fundraising (in full or in part)You will need to have the endorsement of your line manager or a Trustee and demonstrate you are able to commit to the attendance, coursework and self-study requirements of the qualification programme.To apply, fill in the short form available on the FSI website.  105 total views,  1 views today Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Tagged with: Fundraising Qualifications small charities Training  106 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12last_img read more

Pasadena’s Hydroelectric Plant in Azusa Ordered to Study Birds and Bats

first_imgGovernment Pasadena’s Hydroelectric Plant in Azusa Ordered to Study Birds and Bats Published on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 | 2:54 pm Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Herbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEase Up! Snake Massages Are Real And Do Wonders!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week The City of Pasadena’s hydroelectric power plant in Azusa needs study the birds and bats if it wants the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to consider renewing the plant’s current 30-year license, which expires in December 2018.Many Pasadenans are unaware the the City owns and operates the plant. It is located in in San Gabriel Canyon.This Monday, the Pasadena City Council approved a proposal to authorize the Interim City Manager to enter into a contract with Applied EarthWorks, Inc. for conducting an Avian, Bat, Vegetation, Cultural, and Special Status Herpetological Surveys for the Azusa Hydroelectric Plant Surveys as required by FERC.The surveys will be conducted in consultation with the U.S. Forest Service and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, according to PWP, and are designed to collect data and gather necessary information to determine the presence of these species at the plant in support of the FERC license renewal process.Applied Earthworks was chosen among nine proponents who responded to a Request for Proposal in January.PWP says the contract amount will not exceed $89,500, which includes the base contract amount of $77,782.5 and a contingency of $11,717.48 to provide for any necessary change orders.The plant’s powerhouse and conduit were built in the late 1890s by the San Gabriel Electric Company – the successor to the San Gabriel Power Company, Pacific Power and Light and eventually Southern California Edison Company in 1917 – to provide hydroelectric energy as a possible power source for an ice-making plant in Azusa. The initial capacity of the plant was 2,000 kilowatts and by June 30, 1898, power was being transmitted to Los Angeles, where much of it was used to power electric railway lines in and around Los Angeles.The original power plant was the second two-phase plant in the United States, the first being at Niagara Falls.In the late 1940’s a 3-MW new power plant was constructed south of the old facility to replace the first plant. This was necessitated because Edison was converting from 50 cycle power to 60 cycle power.In 1912, the City of Pasadena formed its Water Department when it sold bonds to buy some small independent water companies. Pasadena realized that it needed more water as the city continued to develop and grow. It was determined that the San Gabriel Canyon would be a viable source, but a dam and a pipe line to Pasadena would need to be built.To be able to build a dam, Pasadena purchased various properties and water rights in the canyon. However, the reservoir formed by the dam could potentially encroach on the Azusa Conduit, which was owned by Southern California Edison Company. Edison then told Pasadena that if they wanted to build the dam, they would have to purchase the conduit and powerhouse from them.On January 18, 1930, the City signed an option with Edison the purchase these properties. On June 18, 1929, the voters of Pasadena approved the sale of bonds in the amount of $10,000,000 for what was then referred to as the “San Gabriel Project,” which actually was construction of the Pine Canyon Dam from where Pasadena would source its water.The groundbreaking ceremony for Pine Canyon Dam was held on April 26, 1932 with a target completion date by January 1934. Pasadena sold Pine Canyon Dam and Reservoir to the Los Angeles MWD on November 23, 1932, and the City officially purchased the Azusa Hydroelectric Project and Conduit from Southern California Edison on June 20, 1933.On May 26, 1934, Pine Canyon Dam and Reservoir’s name was changed to Morris Dam and Reservoir.Azusa documents show that in 2012, the Azusa Utility Board, which governs Azusa Light and Water, had discussed a plan to purchase the Pasadena-owned Azusa Hydroelectric Power Plant and the associated 5.5 mile long conduit from the San Gabriel Dam. The current status of the board’s intention is not known at the moment. 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Suicide patrol in the picture at charity exhibition

first_imgNewsLocal NewsSuicide patrol in the picture at charity exhibitionBy Alan Jacques – February 21, 2014 655 Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Previous articleUL study finds disadvantaged communities stigmatised within health and social servicesNext articleNew FF law will drive down commercial rates for Limerick sports clubs – O’Dea Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy TAGSCorbett Suicide Prevention Patrol (CSPP)Limerick Art SocietyMusic LimerickParkway Shopping CentreRiver Shannon #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ center_img Twitter Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Limerick centre needed to tackle environmental issues Advertisement Print Linkedin A SUICIDE group that patrols the River Shannon are in the frame as the chosen charity for Limerick Art Society’s latest fundraising exhibition.The event, which takes place at the Parkway Shopping Centre will be launched this Friday, February 21 at 7.30pm by Mayor Kathleen Leddin.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up And the Limerick Art Society, which celebrates its 72 birthday this year, will contribute 25 per cent of all sales from the exhibition to the Corbett Suicide Prevention Patrol.PRO for Limerick Art Society, Kathy Tiernan told the Limerick Post that the art society also voted at their AGM in January to select CSPP as their charity for 2014 in recognition of their great dedication.“We hope by the end of the year to have raised not only much needed funds, but to raise an awareness of how CSPP members volunteer in all seasons to ensure that one life saved is worth everything,” said Ms Tiernan.CSPP patrols between the four bridges in the Limerick city area and identify and provide support to those in distress and maybe contemplating suicide. The volunteer unit, which has made scores of interventions along the riverbank since being set up over a year ago, have been chosen by Limerick Arts Society’s charity of the year, with more events to be planned in its honour throughout 2014.Paul Hogan of the CSPP commented, “We are absolutely humbled to be chosen by the Art Society in recognition of the work we do. It shows we are appreciated by the wider community and at the end of the day our job is about saving lives.”“We are delighted by this gesture. The funds raised from this will help us pay our insurance and cover the cost of some of our training for next year. We really appreciate it,” said Mr Hogan.The Limerick Art Society exhibition runs until Sunday March 2 and the management at the Parkway Shopping Centre have donated the use of the venue, with Dunnes Stores and O’Brien’s Wines adding their sponsorship to the event. WhatsApplast_img read more

Maternity reviews are of patients’ private records – HSE

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print TAGSHSElimerickUniversity Maternity Hospital Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement Linkedincenter_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleTV – Something for the Weekend TV ListingsNext articleGAA – “Why not us?” – John Brudair 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. by Bernie English [email protected] HSE in Limerick has said that it is up to patients and not hospital management to determine whether further steps need to be taken in relation to a review of maternity cases ordered by an expert panel.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The panel recommended a full review of 28 cases following an RTE Prime Time investigation on the national maternity services with three of these cases involving the University Maternity Hospital in Limerick.Welcoming the report, a spokesman for the UL Hospitals Group said a number of the recommendations made by the expert panel were already in place at the Limerick hospital.“University Maternity Hospital Limerick is also currently participating in the National Midwifery Workload and Workforce Review in Maternity Services in Ireland.In response to a query from The Limerick Post, the HSE spokesman said that additional lessons from the expert panel’s review would be incorporated into the ongoing care of maternity patients at the University Maternity Hospital in Limerick.“The review conducted by Dr. Peter Boylan and his Clinical Review Team was not an audit of maternity services but instead a health care records review which helps to identify appropriate next steps for patients who have participated in this process.“In order to protect patient’s privacy and confidentiality, none of the patient reports are published and individual patients received their own report only. The UL Hospitals Group therefore is unable to discuss the reviews further”, the spokesman concluded. Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories NewsBreaking newsLocal NewsMaternity reviews are of patients’ private records – HSEBy Bernie English – June 25, 2015 885 last_img read more

Man dies in Dunlewey workplace accident

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WhatsApp Google+ By News Highland – March 13, 2012 Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man dies in Dunlewey workplace accidentcenter_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Newsx Adverts Pinterest Previous articlePolice issue warning to Donegal parents over teen drinking in DerryNext articleCouncillor calls for changes in rules for publishing planning notices News Highland Emergency services are attending the scene of a work place death in the Dunlewey area this morning.It is understood a man has died whilst using heavy machinery.Gardai remains at the scene – there are no further details at present. Twitter Facebook Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterestlast_img read more