2 Ways to “Show Your Love” for Apopka this week

first_img Mama Mia Mama Mia TAGSCRAKaboomSuzanne Kidd Previous articleTheaters showing “1984” to protest President TrumpNext articleFoster youth learn about careers in law enforcement Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mama Mia UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom 5 COMMENTS I didn’t buy a rose today, because things are drying up, and if it doesn’t rain, it will be a desert around here. Plus I have a zillion plus small black grasshoppers that will turn into giant lubber grasshoppers very soon, and the birds don’t seem to want to eat them either! They are so plentiful, I am waiting on them to carry us away. I have a brand new yard ornament too in our front yard. It is BIG and has bull-dozer tracks. It is the new BORING MACHINE that was the butt of Commissioner Becker’s jokes at the city budget workshop. They are pushing a pipe under our street, and we are the ones who gets the BORING MACHINE parked across my front yard. It looks similar to that heavy duty piece of equipment that was stolen that is on Apopka Then and Now website, but it was a big stump grinder not a BORING machine. I saw a stump grinder at Race Track in Apopka on 436 on a trailer pulled by a pickup, this morning, but it was smaller than the one stolen, I am sure. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. March 30, 2017 at 9:39 pm A rename might be in order……change it to the ” Florida House Ways To Be Mean Committee” in Tallahassee, while the Republicans are ruling the roost. LOL Reply Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Mama Mia Suzanne Kidd is a former 30-year public school educator and design professional.  During her sixteen years as an Apopka resident, she has been an active participant in her homeowners’ association and in Apopka civic affairs, attending City Council and Planning Commission meetings and serving on several City committees, most recently chairing the City’s Visioning Steering Committee.  She is currently involved with Habitat for Humanity in bringing affordable housing to Apopka. April 2, 2017 at 10:52 am April 3, 2017 at 8:43 am Check out Kellyanne Conway and Patrick Stewart in drag comparison on the Daily Mail…….long lost twins???? Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter About some of the CRA funds being used to fix the pot holes in my above posting……there is an article in the Chicago Tribune and it is titled, “Trump cuts will hurt rural small towns but residents are willing to trust him”. If you will read that article, you will see they have some problems about pot holds on their old historic brick streets, and there is a picture there in the article. So is it better to pave over the bricks, or better to fix the bricks back in the sunk in area, I don’t know? I was surprised for some reason that the town there in Okla. had brick streets. Yes, I directed you there also to show what Trump is doing to the seniors, the poor, and small towns also! I admit it! April 3, 2017 at 1:33 pm Mama Mia One improvement that is needed would be to do something about the old brick street that has sunken in on Central Av. there between the Chase Bank and the auto insurance company and doctors office. That is, Central Av. between 441 and 3rd St. Either redo the historic bricks in that bad spot, or pave the street. Something, as it is really bad and can tear up your vehicle undercarriage if you are unaware to come to a very slow approach there. Maybe some of the CRA funds could be used for that. That’s in the CRA area, I believe. Also Lake Avenue is very nice now that it has been repaved and is nice and smooth. Reply Around TownOpinionBy Suzanne KiddApopkans often boast about how they LOVE their city, and why not?  There is a lot to love!  Rolling hills, lots of greenery, great schools, etc.  And, above all, wonderful, warm neighbors always ready to lend a hand.  But, as life teaches us, love is a two-way street, demanding giving as well as getting.So, this week, while enjoying all Apopka has to offer, let’s do two things to show our love FOR Apopka:  1.  sign up to help build the new KaBoom! Playscape at Lake Avenue Park and  2.  take action to guarantee Apopka’s right to spend its CRA funds for projects that target dilapidated and neglected areas near downtown.First up, KaBoom!  In only 10 days, on Saturday, April 8th, a fantastic playscape, designed by Apopka’s children, will rise at Lake Avenue Park (Lake Avenue at Summit Street).  It’s a massive undertaking to build this playground in just ONE day!   But that’s what Rotary Club of Apopka, The Big Potato Foundation, The City of Apopka and the Independent Order of Foresters, which is funding the $90,000 cost, have worked tirelessly to make it happen for Apopka’s kids.  But, with 200 volunteers needed on build day, they’re still 40 volunteers short!So, how about it Apopka… will you step up and be one of the fabulous forty who sign-up to build?  What a great way to Show Your Love for Apopka’s kids!  Click here for complete information and Sign-Up form:   https://www.tfaforms.com/4600492Now for our CRA.We must take immediate action to ensure Apopka’s CRA retains its ability to breathe new life into long-neglected areas.  We must reach out, through call or email, to one or more of the eighteen members of the Florida House Ways & Means Committee in Tallahassee.  It’s not as scary as it sounds!  We must insist in no uncertain terms that we, as Apopka citizens, DO NOT want CRAs eliminated, or prohibited from investing in new projects after October 1st of this year.  And here’s why.A CRA is a Community Redevelopment Agency formed to target blight and neglect in a defined district by investing a portion of the property taxes generated in the district back into projects that promote economic development, affordable housing, and health and safety for the residents and businesses of that area.Although Apopka formed our CRA in 1993, it has been largely inactive for years and is just now getting back into action.  Our updated CRA Redevelopment Plan will soon be presented to City Council and, if approved, accumulated funds can begin to be spent on reimagining and reinvigorating our CRA  area, which stretches roughly from Highland Manor west to Hawthorne Avenue, and Oak Street south to 10th Street.House Bill CS/HB13, which the Ways & Means Committee is considering, will take away Apopka CRA’s ability to spend the funds at the very moment it is finally positioned to invest in the revitalization that will benefit all of Apopka.  We must not let that happen!So, how about it Apopka….will you make the call, or email the Committee members?  Go ahead, Show Your Love for a better Apopka for ALL!  Click here to connect to the Committee’s website  http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Committees/committeesdetail.aspx?CommitteeId=2924.  Click on a name for contact information or email form. Tell them “hands off my CRA!” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! 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New Head of Commercial Relations at Fairtrade Foundation

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. New Head of Commercial Relations at Fairtrade Foundation Howard Lake | 12 May 2006 | News Martin Hill is the new Head of Commercial Relations at the Fairtrade Foundation, the certification body that licenses the FAIRTRADE Mark to products in the UK which meet international standards.In his new role Martin will lead the commercial team in its work with retailers, caterers, wholesalers and more than 200 companies licensing the use of the FAIRTRADE Mark on over 1,500 Fairtrade products today. The new post is designed to provide dedicated leadership to the commercial team and create additional capacity for the Directors to focus on the Foundation’s work of developing the Fairtrade system so as to maximize its impact for producers. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Tagged with: Recruitment / people Martin has over 25 years of retail experience with the Co-op, most recently as Chief Officer of the South-East region’s retailing division.  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Ricardo Alarcón: ‘A bizarre banquet of anti-Cuba dreamers needs to wake up’

first_imgBy Ricardo Alarcón de QuesadaBetween 1993 and 2013, Alarcón was President of the National Assembly of People’s Power of Cuba. This article was published on April 19 at poresto.net and translated by WW Managing Editor John Catalinotto.After three months of threats and threats and on two stages — the State Department in Washington, D.C., and a theater in Miami — the U.S. administration finally announced what it intends to do to intensify its economic war against Cuba.On April 17, at midmorning in a ceremony of barely a few minutes in the capitol, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the administration would fully implement Title III of the Helms-Burton Act. He offered no further explanation, although he did say that as of May 2, “Cuban-Americans” will be able to bring suits before U.S. courts against those who use in any way the properties they claim belonged to them or their families.There were no questions. No text was delivered to answer the questions that such a decision must have provoked among those who remember that for 23 years, presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump himself had adopted a position contrary to what has now been announced.Official statements were immediately made by Spanish, Canadian, Mexican and European Union authorities who, in addition to protesting, warned that they will take necessary measures to neutralize any attempt to harm their legitimate interests. They also pointed out that they are capable of taking these measures, considering that there is no shortage of U.S.-based investments in their countries.The most notorious spectacle was reserved for Miami. National Security Advisor John Bolton played the main role. His audience was the remaining members of those who were part of the 2506 Brigade, that is, the wreckage of the invading group that 58 years ago the Cuban people defeated in 66 hours [at the Bay of Pigs].Bolton repeated what Pompeo had said about the lawsuits. He also announced the re-imposition of severe restrictions on Cuban-Americans’ trips to their country of origin and on the remittances they send to their families on the island. These measures were previously applied by George W. Bush and generated their rejection by the immense majority of that [Cuban-American] community, which has since been reflected in the Miami-Dade County elections.The Miami show was as pathetic as it was grotesque.The old and tired veterans flopped when they were young, when, organized by the CIA and supported by the U.S. armed forces, they went to Cuba to recover “their” estates, “their” factories and “their” mansions. Now Bolton promises them that their ancient fantasy will finally come true.Nicolás Gutierrez Castaño summed up the spectacle: “Even in our most feverish dreams, we could not conceive that a U.S. government would do it. No one ever did. Forget Reagan. Forget Bush.”Excited, the skillful managing lawyer of Helms-Burton [Gutierrez] believes the time has come to “recover” the large properties stolen by his great-grandfather.An unabashed dreamer, Bolton, for his part, invited people to make a toast to the Monroe Doctrine that, according to him, is alive and healthy. Intoxicated, “celebrating” their crushing defeat, the guests at the bizarre banquet applauded him with delirium.It’s time to wake them up.(PHOTO CREDIT: poresto.net)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Mumia Abu-Jamal Way

first_imgIn a campaign which began in early summer, activists are working with residents of Council District 5 in Philadelphia to petition City Council to change the name of a block of North Wallace St., where he grew up, to “Mumia Abu-Jamal Way.” In 2006 the Paris suburb of St. Denis named a street in honor of Mumia Abu-Jamal.Their petition reads: “Mumia [Abu Jamal] is one of the leading figures of contemporary Philadelphia Black history who has tackled issues of racial injustice, policing, prisons, labor and international politics. In this city of ‘brotherly love’ there has been little love shown to the brothers and less to the sisters. Philadelphia is a mostly Black city, and yet Black residents are virtually absent from the public history and monuments of the city.”Mumia Abu-Jamal grew up in a close-knit Black community on Wallace Street. A Philadelphia “native son,” he became a high school activist, journalist, member of the Black Panther Party, author and a scholar. His voice became recognized as a powerful tool for social change during his career on WHYY radio.Now unjustly imprisoned since 1981, and under constant censorship, he has written more than a dozen books about Black history, global imperialism and social justice issues, including his recent book “Have Black Lives Ever Mattered?” (2017)Petition: ‘Monuments are central’The petition also states: “In this mostly Black city, which boasts over 1,500 public sculptures and monuments, only two sculptures pay tribute to Black history and life in the city — the recently constructed monuments of an unnamed school aged Black girl which stands in South Philadelphia’s Smith Playground (2019) and the statue of [the late 1800’s civil rights activist] Octavius Catto at City Hall in 2017.  “Monuments and memorials are central to making important history public and accessible. The renaming of Wallace St. is a crucial symbol that will mark the history and future of movements for social justice in the city that claims to be the birthplace of liberty.” Dr. Tajah Ebram, a scholar of African American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, who wrote her dissertation on the MOVE organization’s conflict with the city government, wrote the petition.Workers World spoke with MOVE member Mike Africa Jr. about the project.  “The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police have tried to use their power to bury Mumia’s case and his story in this city. Yet around the world he is well-known and loved,” Africa noted.“There is a street named after him in St. Denis in France. His image is seen on T-shirts anywhere you go in the world. We wanted to show that despite what the police say, Mumia is loved in his hometown.”Most recently the FOP backed a questionable Pennsylvania Supreme Court procedure that has unnecessarily delayed a promising appeal case Abu-Jamal first filed in 2016.Children chant ‘Free Mumia!’Mike Africa noted, “Every time we start explaining the petition, people are eager to sign even before we can say Mumia’s name. Children as young as four were chanting ‘Free Mumia.’ We have gathered hundreds of signatures in that community, and we hope to broaden the campaign to include all of Philadelphia.“Whenever we go there, we also take food, movies about Mumia, books and other information to educate the people. We have also reached out several times and in different ways to Councilmember Darrell Clark, who represents the district, but he has not responded. We are giving him a chance.”The petition notes that little significant history of Black Philadelphia life and struggle has been documented. This history was mocked in 2018, when a portion of 59th Street in West Philadelphia was renamed “Wilson Goode Sr. Way.”In 1985, Philadelphia Mayor Goode allowed police to drop a bomb on MOVE’s home on Osage Avenue. Goode stood back as firefighters allowed the resulting fire to eventually destroy 61 homes in the Black neighborhood of Cobbs Creek and to kill 11 MOVE members — including six young children.Rizzo statue down, Columbus next?The Black Lives Matter movement inspired recent struggles over the names of city streets, buildings and statues. After protests in Philadelphia followed the police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis last May, the city government finally removed the Center City statue of racist former mayor and police commissioner Frank Rizzo. The petition concludes: “Christopher Columbus has a major boulevard named after him, as well as a statue, which until very recently stood looming as a violent symbol of his and other colonizer[s’] violent massacre of Native peoples in the Americas.“Statues and street names in our city must more accurately convey the history of Black residents who have for generations survived continued racism and violence. It is imperative that we honor the Black activists who have pushed to transform our society into one that is truly free for all. Mumia Abu-Jamal is just that person.”  FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

State Beef Councils Make Big Investment to Stimulate Overseas Beef Demand

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Nov 4, 2016 Facebook Twitter Previous articleEPA Set to Make Ethanol RulingNext articleNo Shakeup Expected on Senate Ag Committee Hoosier Ag Today SHARE With the prospect of low cattle prices and increasing beef supplies in the immediate future, the Federation of State Beef Councils announced that it is investing almost $1 million to stimulate more overseas demand for American beef. With strong encouragement from state beef council partners, the Federation will invest $940,000 from its reserves to promote beef in several overseas markets. For example, the group will spend $260,000 for promotions in Japan, with the goal of moving an additional 6.9 million pounds of U.S. beef. The organization will also spend money in other target areas including Korea and Asian island countries.The Federation will also spend $300,000 on an Ibotta promotion that targets millennials living in cities. Ibotta is a smartphone application that shares beef information with consumers and helps them with cash rebates based on their beef purchases. Steve Hanson, a Nebraska beef producer who chairs the Federation of State Beef Councils, said they moved quickly on the investments with the idea to spark beef demand as producers are feeling a squeeze on their bottom lines.Source: NAFB News Service Home Indiana Agriculture News State Beef Councils Make Big Investment to Stimulate Overseas Beef Demand State Beef Councils Make Big Investment to Stimulate Overseas Beef Demandlast_img read more

New Frogs Fighting Cancer club aims provide support for cancer patients

first_imgFacebook What we’re reading: Controversy in D.C. Corinne Hildebrandt Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ Parking lot closures cause new problems for students Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Fort Worth B-Cycle looks to attract more riders Previous articleSizzle Reel Episode 9Next articleWomen’s basketball wins season opener, 72-58 Corinne Hildebrandt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Facebook Corinne Hildebrandt is a sophomore journalism major and sociology minor from Wayne, Illinois. She enjoys staying active and has a difficult time sitting still for long periods of time. When she’s not reporting, Corinne is most likely on the go exploring the many restaurants (and ice cream shops) that Fort Worth has to offer. ReddIt + posts TAGScancerFrogs for the Curephilanthropy TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history printA new student group on TCU’s campus, Frogs Fighting Cancer, hosted a kick-off tailgate Saturday as a way to celebrate their new organization.Frogs Fighting Cancer, which was established as an official club on Nov. 1, aims to promote cancer awareness and unite the TCU community to overcome the fight against all types of cancer. Makenzie Burnett, a senior and co-founder of Frogs Fighting Cancer, said she noticed a gap of cancer supporters at TCU after Ann Louden and Frogs for the Cure went off campus.“We thought that there was a need on campus,” Burnett said. “This is something we have all been affected by, so that’s kind of why we started.”Louden established and chaired the student group, Frogs for the Cure, which was an on-campus organization that coordinated events to raise money for cancer research. While Louden’s and Frogs for the Cure’s legacy revolved mainly around raising funds for research, Burnett said that Frogs Fighting Cancer is taking a different approach. According to Burnett, the organization’s primary objective is not just on raising money for all cancers, but also spending quality time with people who are experiencing cancer first-hand.“The focus for this group is more on volunteering and being on the ground, hands-on, actually being with people who have gone through the cancer treatment process,” she said.Brooke Barlock, a senior and co-founder of the club, said the program is dedicated towards creating a strong community, so people have a place to go if they are struggling. “We want to create a support group where people can turn to if they’re dealing with anyone who is facing cancer, so that they can have a supportive environment,” she said. Frogs Fighting Cancer is also looking to volunteer at organizations throughout the community.“We also want to deal with volunteering at organizations in Fort Worth, like Cancer Care Services of North Texas,” Barlock said. “We want to volunteer once a month and get enough TCU students to really make a difference at those events.”Julia Zellers, a senior and co-founder of Frogs Fighting Cancer, said she is hoping to see their impact spread beyond the borders of TCU’s campus and into the surrounding community.“Our goal is to make an impact on the Fort Worth community because there are a lot of people that have to sit through chemo treatments with no one to talk to,” she said. “So we’ve started setting up appointments where we can get volunteers at cancer care services.”In order to raise more awareness for the organization, Frogs Fighting Cancer is planning to hold one fundraising event each semester.The first group meeting will take place in January and is open to all students looking to join the fight towards tackling cancer. “Anyone is welcome to join and come to our first meeting and be involved at any level they want,” Zellers said. “We would love to have you join Frogs Fighting Cancer.” Linkedin Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ What we’re reading: Arrivals in Argentina Twitter Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

AbilityFirst “College to Career” Program Launches at Pasadena City College

first_img Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Education AbilityFirst “College to Career” Program Launches at Pasadena City College First-of-its-Kind Program in Pasadena Area Will Coach Students through Their Higher Education Experience to Employment Opportunities in the Field of Their Choice From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, August 26, 2016 | 3:47 pm 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 Community News Business Newscenter_img Herbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty L-R: Nicolas Coca, Jackson Sukys, Lashante Curry, Eduardo Guzman, Heidi Garcia , German “Ricky” Becerra. Photo: Nolan Scott for AbilityFirstAbilityFirst, which is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, today announced the launch of their new College to Career program for people with disabilities. Currently, the program will exclusively include students at Pasadena City College with plans to expand to other campuses in the future.Young adults with developmental disabilities who demonstrate the desire and potential to succeed in a post-secondary educational environment will be provided support in order to accomplish their educational and future career goals.“The AbilityFirst College to Career program is the first program of its kind in the Pasadena area for people with disabilities that promotes independence, self-advocacy and an opportunity to attend college with an end-goal to graduate with a degree or vocational certificate and gain competitive employment,” said AbilityFirst Chief Program Officer Keri Castaneda. “Our AbilityFirst coaches help each student successfully navigate the college experience – from choosing a major, to registration, class attendance, and effective study plans, right through to graduation and employment. We’re thrilled to be partnering with Pasadena City College and the Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center for the implementation of this program and I can’t wait to witness all the future successes of our students.”Throughout the program, AbilityFirst Educational Coaches will empower participants to identify personal and educational goals; create a plan to achieve those goals; enroll in appropriate classes to meet educational and vocational goals; and, access college and community resources in order to reach their Inaugural AbilityFirst College to Career program cohort in front of the Pasadena City College reflecting pools.“At Pasadena City College, our students come first and these supplemental services offered by AbilityFirst are critical for many of our students,” said Dr. Ketmani Kouanchao, Associate Dean of Special Services, Pasadena City College. “AbilityFirst brings in years of applied experience and expertise in the field that will strengthen and support our students academically as well as on a day-to-day basis.”AbilityFirst provides a variety of programs designed to help people with disabilities achieve their personal best throughout their lives. We do this by: creating targeted programming to help an individual successfully transition from childhood to adult life; providing employment preparation, training, and experience; building social connections and independence; and, offering both our participants and their caregivers an opportunity to refresh and recharge through our recreational activities. http://www.abilityfirst.org/ Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Make a comment 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. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

A world first for UL

first_imgNewsA world first for ULBy John Keogh – May 1, 2013 876 No vaccines in Limerick yet Twitter Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April WhatsApp Linkedin Email Advertisementcenter_img #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ TAGSfeaturedfull-imageMasters in Festive ArtsMinister Jimy DeenihanMusic LimerickUniversity of Limerick Print THE world’s first Masters in Festive Arts was launched at the University of Limerick’s Irish World Academy of Music by Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan on Monday last.The one year, full-time programme includes practical, scholarly and performance-based aspects of festival studies.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Students can apprentice with a festival to gain festival coordination and design skills, as well as being introduced to the study of festival, a survey of global festivity, and festival management and curatorship.Describing the programme as a “global first” Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin said it was the university’s gift to the city of Limerick as it prepared for its City of Culture status.“It will intersect with the City of Culture initiative, and will serve as one of the important legacy projects of the City of Culture 2014 year. Graduates will work on a practical level with festivals – and perhaps specifically with a new international arts festival proposed by the Irish World Academy as a further legacy project for the City of Culture year 2014.”A feasibility study for a major international festival was commissioned by the Irish World Academy in 2010 and copies of this study were made available at the launch.Minister Deenihan said the course was “an excitingly unique post graduate programme” which is sure to attract graduate students from around the world.“In offering a programme that will encourage new ways of viewing the design and organisation of festivals, it will without doubt increase the international attractiveness of our many festivals already in existence. I have every confidence that this innovative programme will also ultimately lead to new festivals of a globally significant nature”, he added.Currently, over 25 per cent of postgraduate students at the UL Irish World Academy are from outside the EU.via A world first for UL (289 with pic) | Limerick Post Newswrite. #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLIT honours Grand Slam’s leading ladiesNext articleMayday celebration recalls the Limerick Soviet John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebooklast_img read more

Local council wants your opinion on riverway and footbridge proposals

first_imgLimerick’s citizens are being asked to share their opinions on how the city can best connect to its greatest asset, the River Shannon.Limerick City and County Council in conjunction with SAUL, School of Architecture, University of Limerick is hosting the second week of the Living Limerick: City Engage series, a new consultation process designed to collect people’s thoughts, hopes and opinions about living in Limerick.  The latest City Engage focuses on gathering local knowledge and aspirations for the Riverway/ Footbridge proposals.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The next week of events focuses on the Riverway and takes place from April 25 to 28.Rosie Webb, Senior Architect with Limerick City and County Council said: “City Engage is all about listening to people and incorporating their views into the overall plans for the city. The first ever Living Limerick: City Engage event in March which focused on plans for O’Connell Street was very well attended and we were able to collect many interesting ideas and opinions.  We aim to build on that momentum with the next series of City Engage events.  We’re holding a range of events throughout the week that allow people to choose a time that suits them to engage with Limerick City and County Council and to give their views about the Riverways.”Professor Merritt Bucholz from the University of Limerick added: “We want to help Limerick build an accessible vision of a great city.  Using physical models and prototypes we will help people understand how they can help build a city they want in a way they understand.  These events aim provide an open door to the design of the city and a really new way to get great ideas for its future from the people who know it best!”City Engage: Riverway week begins on Tuesday, April 25.  All events are free and open to the public.Events:Tuesday, April 25  – ‘Connections to Limerick’s Riverways’ – Pecha Kucha 20X20 Night at Curragower Bar, Clancy’s Strand – 7-9pmWednesday, April 26  – ‘Community Mapping’ at Council Offices, Merchant’s Quay – 10am-12pm– ‘Using the Riverways’ – City Riverway Listen & Learn Event at Council Offices, Merchant’s Quay – 12.30-2.30pmThursday, April 27  – ‘Riverway Policies’ – City Riverway Listen & Learn Event at Captain’s Room, Hunt Museum – 6-7.30pmFriday, April 28 April – City Riverway Intergenerational Design Workshop at Chez Le Fab, Arthur’s Quay – 9.45-11.45am Print Limerick Council social housing policy in ‘tatters’ Advertisement NewsCommunityLocal council wants your opinion on riverway and footbridge proposalsBy Editor – April 18, 2017 1160 ​​For more information contact 061-407538 | www.limerick.ie/council/living-limerick-city-engage | [email protected] Seventy Limerick businesses now signed up for Refill.ie initiative Previous articleColleagues pay tribute to MIC PresidentNext articleDayl Cronin will charm Limerick for UCH panto Editor Call for ban on use of helium balloons in Limerick Barnagh Tunnel re-opens to the public as part of Great Southern Greenway Limerick WhatsApp Traffic management plan to drive employment in Abbeyfeale RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Happy ever after for Limerick’s last Metropolitan Mayor Linkedin TAGSCity EngageLimerick City and Council Council Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Pentagon says 34 service members diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries after Iran missile attack

first_imgMivPiv/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon now says 34 American service members have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) following the Jan. 8 Iranian missile attack on the Al Asad airbase in western Iraq.Half of the service members have returned to duty, while the remaining 17 service members have been flown to Germany and the United States for further observation.The updated numbers are a significant increase over last week’s disclosure that 11 service members had received treatment for possible Traumatic Brain Injuries.Initially the Pentagon had said that there were no injuries or fatalities as a result of the Iranian missile attack on the base that is home to 2,000 service members. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img