Help the Aged campaign shortlisted for IPR award

first_img Help the Aged has been shortlisted for an award for its Winter Deaths campaign by the Institute of Public Relations.The charity has reached the last six in the not-for-profit category of the IPR Excellence Awards. The category attracted over 100 entries. The winner will be revealed at a presentation dinner at the Hilton Hotel, London on 5 July 2004.Using Help the Aged’s own research, which highlighted that 22% of older people were sometimes forced to choose between heating and eating, the charity’s campaign vigorously drew attention to this situation, raising public awareness and forcing the government to respond. Advertisement  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Howard Lake | 2 June 2004 | News Tagged with: Awards Individual giving Help the Aged campaign shortlisted for IPR awardlast_img read more

New grants aim to get more disabled people volunteering

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New grants aim to get more disabled people volunteering Tagged with: Funding Volunteering Applications are now open for grants designed to help organisations enable more disabled people to volunteer. Grants of between £250 and £5,000, are available to help overcome barriers that stop disabled people volunteering, such as specific equipment, a lack of suitable access and understanding of disability issues.These grants are part of the £2 million ‘Access to Volunteering Fund’, which was developed by the Office of the Third Sector as a pilot scheme in Greater London, the West Midlands and the North West.The fund operates between Autumn 2009 and Spring 2011 over five grant rounds. The first deadline for applications is 1 December 2009. However, organisations unable to submit an application by this date will have their applications considered in future grant rounds. Advertisementcenter_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. Howard Lake | 17 November 2009 | News In addition to supporting disabled volunteers, the pilot will test different ways to apply for funds such as video applications and face-to-face pitches.The grant fund is being managed by a consortium comprising Charities Aid Foundation, RNIB and Digital Public.Angela Smith, Minister for the Third Sector, said: “Volunteering is an unbeatable way to build confidence and skills and we want to get as many people as possible volunteering with or without a disability. We know that there are many barriers stopping disabled people volunteering and this targeted fund aims to overcome these limits.”www.accesstovolunteering.orglast_img read more

Grand Drive The Achievement of  Lifetime

first_img Name Sym Last Change Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 By Gary Truitt – Aug 9, 2016 Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 SHARE How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 Previous articleIllinois Congressman Concerned about Clinton on RFSNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truitt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribe SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Grand Drive The Achievement of  Lifetime Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 Grand Drive The Achievement of  LifetimeThe Grand Drive at the Indiana State Fair on Sunday produced all the drama and excitement you would expect.  4-H livestock entries were up this year, and that meant tougher competition in the ring.  But when the champion banners were awarded, the pride and accomplishment of these 4Hers and their families made all the hard work worth it.  “It was incredible – an experience I will never forget,” said  Travis Wallen from Johnson County who won Grand Champion Market Barrow. “Even as a baby he was different- massive,” said Wallen. “He was the biggest out there, but it’s also about being functional and good at it.” Wallen has three more years of eligibility to show in 4-H and doesn’t know how he will make it to this level again without his prized pig, but is ready to take on the challenge.Cayde Selke, Clinton County, who had the Grand Champion Steer said showing livestock in the  4-H program has changed his life, “This 4-H program means everything to me, there is no place I would rather be.”  He said each year the competition gets tougher and tougher, “The cattle industry keep getting better and better. Every year I see one that is better than last year.”Courtney Lotter, Adams County, who won with her Dairy Beef Steer, said 4-H has also changed her future, “I was helping in the barns before I could join 4-H, and I will make sure my kids are in the program.”All the champions and reserve champions will be recognized at the Celebration of Champions on the last day of the Fair and will share in over $100,000 in prize money collected by the State Fair Foundation.The Grand Champions are as follows:Grand Champion Dairy Steer: Courtney Lotter, AdamsGrand Champion Meat Goat Wether:  Brad Berlet, CassGrand Champion Market Lamb: Austin Bernicky, ElkhartGrand Champion Rabbit Meat Pen: Jade Michael, WabashGrand Champion Market Barrow: Travis Wallen, JohnsonGrand Champion Beef Steer: Cayde Selke, ClintonSecond place was awarded to the following:Reserve Grand Champion Dairy Steer: Elise Cormany, WhitleyReserve Grand Champion Meat Goat Wether: Ryan O’Farrell, CarrollReserve Grand Champion Market Lamb: Logan Tressler, RushReserve Grand Champion Market Barrow: Daniel Young, HamiltonReserve Grand Champion Beef Steer: Warner Ott, Noble Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Grand Drive The Achievement of  Lifetime All quotes are delayed snapshots Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 Minor Changes in June WASDE Report last_img read more

An Open letter to the Chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist

first_img Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage NepalAsia – Pacific News News RSF_en News April 5, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 An Open letter to the Chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Nepal May 29, 2019 Find out more to go furthercenter_img Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story Organisation NepalAsia – Pacific News 5 April 2006An Open letter to the Chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal-MaoistDear Chairman Dahal,We would like to express our grave concern about the continued violations ofhuman rights and undemocratic actions against members of the press. Duringthe Mission’s meeting with senior leaders of the CPN (Maoist) on March 22,the central committee members assured the Mission that the party had utmostrespect for freedom of expression and the right of journalists to movearound without impediment in the pursuit of their professional duties.In the light of these assurances, we are concerned about ongoing incidentsof harassment of media professionals. We refer in particular to theintimidation of Lav Dev Dhungana, president of Federation of NepaleseJournalist (FNJ) Panchthar branch at Ranke, border between Ilam andPanchthar district, on 31st March. The incident reportedly occurred whenDhungana, a freelance reporter, tried to take photographs of Maoistscollecting money from vehicles on Mechi Highway.Maoist area-in-charge, Deep reportedly threatened Dhungana, who was detainedfor one and a half hours on allegations of “spying”. This occurred despiteDhungana proving himself as a journalist and president of FNJ PanchtharBranch. He was intimidated, and his identity card and diary were alsosnatched.Such incidents should be condemned in no uncertain terms. Freedom ofexpression is one of the pillars of democracy, and cannot be compromisedunder any circumstances. Diversity of views must be allowed to flourish andan independent press encouraged, for any vision of democratic pluralism tobe realised. This would also be in keeping with your recent 12-pointagreement, and the resolve to respect human rights principles and freedom ofthe press articulated in Section 8.We welcome your declaration of unilateral ceasefire and halting of “militaryactions” in the Kathmandu Valley with effect from the evening of Monday, 2April and urge you to extend the ceasefire to other parts of the country inorder to facilitate a peaceful and democratic resolution of the ongoingconflict in Nepal.We urge you to clarify your position on the abovementioned incident andensure that the respect for press freedom and journalists’ rights istransmitted down to all party members. Any transgressions of these rightsmust be dealt with in order to send the message that the party is committedto international standards of human rights and freedom of expression.Sincerely,Members of the International Press Freedom and Freedom of Expression Missionto Nepal.The international organisations participating in the mission included:· ARTICLE 19· Free Voice· International Federation of Journalists· International Freedom of Expression Exchange – IFEX· International Media Support· International News Safety Institute· International Press Institute· Press Institute of India· Reporters sans Frontières· South Asia Press Commission· United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation – UNESCO· World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters – AMARC· World Association of Newspaper· World Press Freedom CommitteeThis statement has been drafted by the International Federation ofJournalists, on behalf of the International Mission.For further information, please contact:Thomas Hughes – IMS Deputy DirectorPhone: +45 32 69 89 89E-mail: [email protected](or)Faruq Faisel – IMS Mission CoordinatorPhone: + 977 1 4490063E-mail: [email protected](or)Laxmi Murthy, Program Manager,International Federation of Journalists, New Delhi,Phone: +91-9818383669E.mail: [email protected] Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill June 8, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts May 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Intelligence services draw up blacklist of journalists to be watched and arrested first

first_img November 12, 2020 Find out more News Reports ZimbabweAfrica Reporters Without Borders today strongly condemned the action of the Zimbabwean intelligence services in compiling a blacklist of at least 15 journalists working for independent news media who are to be subjected to “strict surveillance” and other unspecified “measures” in the run-up to next year’s presidential and parliamentary elections. September 28, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Intelligence services draw up blacklist of journalists to be watched and arrested first to go further Reporters Without Borders today strongly condemned the action of the Zimbabwean intelligence services in compiling a blacklist of at least 15 journalists working for independent news media who are to be subjected to “strict surveillance” and other unspecified “measures” in the run-up to next year’s presidential and parliamentary elections.“The Zimbabwean government’s paranoia is accompanied by systematic repression,” the press freedom organisation said. “This alarming blacklist is an outrage in the approach to what are crucial elections for Zimbabwe’s future. President Robert Mugabe will be held fully responsible if anything happens to these journalists.”The existence of the blacklist was revealed in an apparently-leaked copy of a single page with the government’s letterhead that was published in the independent Zimbabwean press on 26 September. Dated June 2007 and headed “2008 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections,” it contains a list of 15 leading Zimbabwean journalists under the subheading “Targeted journalists.”The foot of the page has this paragraph: “The following media personnel and others as discussed in the previous meeting are to be placed under strict surveillance and taken in on the various dates set. They’re working hand in hand with hostile anti-Zimbabwean western governments. Measures to be taken against the above including those in exile, are listed on page 4 summary.”The blacklist is headed by Abel Mutsakani, the editor of the website ZimOnline, and Gift Phiri, a freelance journalist and Harare correspondent of The Zimbabwean, a privately-owned weekly based in London. Phiri was arrested and beaten in detention in April before being acquitted by a Harare court of working without accreditation from the powerful, government controlled Media Information Committee. Mutsakani was shot by three gunmen in South Africa in July but miraculously survived.Also on the list are Vincent Kahiya, the publisher of the privately-owned Zimbabwe Independent daily, its editor, Dumisani Muleya, and one of its journalists, Itai Mushekwe; Bill Saidi, the deputy editor of The Standard, a privately-owned daily, and Caiphas Chimhete, one of its journalists; Njabulo Ncube, the political editor of the privately-owned Financial Gazette daily and two of its journalists, Kumbirai Mafunda and Clemence Manyukwe; Zimbabwean Union of Journalists secretary-general Foster Dongozi and Wilf Mbanga, the founder of The Daily News, which is now closed; and journalists Valentine Maponga, Itai Dzamara and Ray Matikinye. Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail RSF_en ZimbabweAfrica Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell November 27, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Organisation News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Zimbabwe September 1, 2020 Find out more Newslast_img read more

Ministry of the Interior orders armed occupation of independent television station

first_img Help by sharing this information to go further November 20, 2001 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Ministry of the Interior orders armed occupation of independent television station February 5, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal “Caught red-handed in the act of censoring, the authorities in Kazakhstan are mistaken in their belief that their attacks against press freedom will drown in the current context of widespread reinforced security,” stated Robert Ménard, the organisation’s secretary-general. “We urge you to put an immediate end to this unacceptable armed occupation,” added Ménard. Receive email alerts Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections News News Organisation In a 20 November 2001 letter to Minister of the Interior Bolat Iskanov, RSF asked the authorities in Kazakhstan to order the withdrawal of their troops from the studios of the independent television station KTK and respect the station’s independence. KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia According to information collected by RSF, on 16 November, armed troops from the Ministry of the Interior raided the building that houses the independent television station KTK in Almaty (formerly Alma Ata), temporarily suspending broadcasts. The station broadcast images of soldiers holding automatic weapons taking positions in its studios. The troops were reportedly brought in by order of Kazakhstan’s Security Council, on the pretext that in the context of the conflict in Afghanistan, “all of the Republic of Kazakhstan’s strategic installations must be guarded by the Ministry of the Interior’s troops.” According to a station manager, there is an urgent need for a stop to the pressure that is being brought to bear against independent journalists, including phone tapping and the surveillance of mail. News RSF recalls that since President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s reelection in January 1999, during a poll that was criticized by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), pressure on independent and opposition media has increased. On 31 March 2000, Tatiana Deltsova, a journalist from the private Almaty television station Channel 31, was dismissed. She had earlier made mention of the intimidation against a number of opposition leaders on her programme “Informbureau”. In January, two journalists working for the same programme were dismissed following pressure by the authorities, according to station managers. On 25 January, a tribunal in the Ust-Kamenogorsk region (in the country’s east) suspended the newspaper “HBC-Press” after accusing it of “inciting rebellion.” On 30 November 1999, the authorities in Termirtau (in the country’s north-east) suspended the programmes of local television stations TV 29, Ispat Sfera and 43 Kanal, and those of the private radio station Radio 102, on the pretext that they were operating without a licence. In a 24 April 2000 televised speech, Nazarbayev stated that the state “will not tolerate divergences, wherever they may originate, “particularly “excesses in speech or the incorrect interpretation of freedom of expression and press freedom.” He also threatened to close media outlets that “oppose the system and blacken this state in the eyes of the world”. January 15, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Kazakhstan Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking her News KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia October 30, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Pasadena Provides Water Customers with Stellar Quality

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s Water and Power Department (PWP) assures its customers that all Pasadena water continues to be safe to drink despite recent changes in water characteristics. Due to the ongoing California drought PWP’s groundwater levels are low and PWP is receiving more Colorado River water from the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) to meet the City’s demand. The low groundwater level has caused a cloudy appearance in Pasadena water due to air bubbles and the additional Colorado River water has increased the hardness levels in Pasadena water.“Pasadena’s water supply is vigilantly monitored around-the-clock and continually meets all state and federal standards for drinking water quality,” PWP Water Quality Manager David Kimbrough said.PWP normally serves customers a blend of water from three sources, including local groundwater and water imported via the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) from the Colorado River and the State Water Project (SWP) in Northern California.All tap water contains minerals that are beneficial to human health, including calcium, magnesium and iron. Pasadena’s water has been noticeably harder in recent months because supplies from Northern California, which have a lower mineral content, have been cut off resulting in PWP receiving more Colorado River water, which is significantly harder. In some cases, excess minerals can cause white spots on glass, porcelain and other fixtures, but water softeners and descaling products are widely available to address these issues.Pasadena’s groundwater level is lower than it has been in years, so pumps at PWP’s wells naturally draw more air into the water causing a cloudy or milky-white appearance. The water clears in a few moments when allowed to settle. PWP is completing an Eastside Well Collector project this summer to transport water from seven groundwater wells to Jones Reservoir for centralized disinfection. The facility is expected to be in operation later this month and it will help minimize the cloudy appearance of the water.Pasadena is one of only a few cities in California with its own Water Quality Laboratory, which conducts more than 50,000 water quality tests each year for more than 180 potential contaminants. Annual test results are made available to customers every July 1 through PWP’s Water Quality Consumer Confidence Report. The current and past issues are available at www.PWPweb.com/WaterQuality.Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online at www.cityofpasadena.net; follow the city on Twitter @PasadenaGov, www.twitter.com/pasadenagov, and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofpasadena. Or call the Citizen Service Center, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (626) 744-7311. Community News HerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News More Cool Stuff Subscribe Government Pasadena Provides Water Customers with Stellar Quality Published on Friday, September 12, 2014 | 1:52 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img 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. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community Newslast_img read more

Green Dot Bank Names Greg Quarles as CEO

first_img Community News Herbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Green Dot Bank Names Greg Quarles as CEO By ANDY VITALICIO Published on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | 12:12 pm More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Top of the News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 83 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Photo courtesy BusinessWirePasadena-based Green Dot Corporation has named Greg Quarles, former president and CEO of American State Bancshares, as new CEO of Green Dot Bank effective June 15. He will be reporting to Green Dot Corporation President and CEO Dan Henry, a company announcement said.“Greg is a highly respected and accomplished executive who understands what’s needed to drive the bank’s success in the future,” Henry said in the statement. “Through his more than 30 years of experience in leadership roles in the banking and payments industries, Greg has demonstrated a track record of leading change, driving results and strengthening operational risk and compliance, and is well positioned to lead Green Dot Bank’s continued transformation.”Green Dot Bank is one of Green Dot Corporation’s biggest competitive advantages. When combined with the company’s technology platform, retail distribution, and direct-to-consumer capabilities, the bank enables the company to bring to market modern banking solutions that impact and improve consumers’ financial lives.“I am honored to join Green Dot Bank,” Quarles said. “I have been incredibly impressed by Green Dot Corporation and Green Dot Bank team members and their commitment to serve Green Dot’s customers while building a stronger foundation for the future.”As American State Bancshares head, Quarles was responsible for the overall leadership and direction of the bank as well as strategic retail and commercial growth initiatives.Before joining American State Bancshares, he served in a CEO role at H&R Block Bank. Under his leadership, H&R Block Bank grew to $5 billion in total assets during tax season, serviced over six million clients with $25 billion in transactions annually and sold 12.3 million products yearly, becoming the third largest prepaid card issuer in the United States.Quarles obtained his BBA Finance degree from Texas Tech University, and his MBA from the University of Kansas.Quarles will be based out of Sandy, Utah and Pasadena, the company said. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img Subscribe STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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. Community News Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 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 & KIDSlast_img read more

Kilcornan community threaten drastic action

first_img Previous articleCement company’s ‘bully boy’ tactics condemnedNext articleRaw sewage still on the agenda for former Mayor Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Advertisement TAGSAdare-Rathkeale municipal districtCllr Emmett O’BrienKilcornanKilcornan Community CentreKilcornan Community CouncilKilcornan National SchoollimerickLimerick City and County CouncilN69TIITransport Infrastructure Ireland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsLocal NewsKilcornan community threaten drastic actionBy Alan Jacques – November 13, 2016 956 Email Adare-Rathkeale district in need of ‘plain-speaking’ voice Cllr Emmett O’Brien at KilcornanCllr Emmett O’Brien at KilcornanTHE community of Kilcornan in County Limerick has threatened to take drastic measures to get Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) to engage with them over traffic calming plans.Last month TII were accused of continuing to shun the decency and goodwill of the people of Kilcornan.Local independent councillor Emmett O’Brien said the community was victims of their own politeness and that TII was showing no regard or no interest for the residents of the area, school children and road users.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Well, the community of Kilcornan has now decided that enough is enough and that there will be no more mister nice guy!Speaking at this week’s Adare-Rathkeale Municipal District meeting, chairperson of Kilcornan Community Council, Gillian Downes said it was now “imperative” that TII engage with them before drastic measures are taken.“It has been suggested that restricting vehicular access to the community yard and arranging protest marches on the Kilcornan section of the N69, would significantly impact traffic flows. It has been suggested that such actions would immediately open communication and spur the TII to put in place the road safety measures they themselves acknowledged are needed,” Ms Downes explained.“It has been pointed out that such actions previously necessitated the protests of lorry drivers and traffic disruption to pressurise the then NRA to upgrade the N69 road surface between Foynes and Limerick.So why not follow suit? Such actions would not be the preferred option, but would the actions of last resort, while undertaking continuous consultation with the various local community stakeholders.”Kilcornan Community Council want traffic route lighting installed in the vicinity of Kilcornan National School and the Ger McDonnell all-weather playing facility and Kilcornan Community Centre as well as enhanced traffic calming and safety measures.They say they are very disappointed at the lack of progress and lack of communication made on this matter with the TII, since last meeting the council over a year ago.“For our proposal to be seriously taken on board by the TII we would hope to have a meeting with the Council’s TII representatives within the next month or we will be moving toward traffic disruption on the N69 as soon as possible,” Miss Downes commented.Local councillors were quick to show their support and offered to join the local community in protest if such action is taken.Cllr Emmett O’Brien pointed out that Kilcornan is the only primary school on a national road that does not have any traffic calming measures.“It is high time that the safety of the children playing around the school and the all-weather facility is recognised. We are being increasingly ignored,” he declared.by Alan [email protected] Printcenter_img Calls to clean the River Deel in Rathkeale Linkedin Facebook Pedestrian crossing falls ‘out of the sky’ in Pallaskenry Proposal for Adare affordable housing pilot project Kilcornan pupils make waves to protect environment Proposal for Adare affordable housing pilot project WhatsApplast_img read more

Monastic round tower discovered in Derry

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Google+ By News Highland – September 28, 2018 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter Facebook Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleLUH third most overcrowded hospital in Ireland todayNext articleAir Corps joins search for missing woman Rhonda O’Loughlin News Highland A monastic round tower has been discovered in the middle of Derry city, hidden in plain sight for centuries.The monument, which is on the ground of Lumen Christi College was thought to the remains of a windmill tower.However researchers from Queens University Belfast have discovered that it dates back to the 13th or 14th century.The monument is the only medieval structure still standing in Derry. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Monastic round tower discovered in Derry Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme last_img read more