Irish Wheelchair Association launches new fundraising campaign “Angels”

Posted On Jun 20 2021 by

first_imgHome News Community Irish Wheelchair Association launches new fundraising campaign “Angels” NewsCommunity RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Previous articleIn Pictures: Laois Marlins enjoy huge success at Leinster Qualifying Gala and St Fiacs GalaNext articleBrand new Laois GAA jerseys set to go on sale James Moore Twitter Pinterest The Irish Wheelchair Association has know launched it’s national fundraising campaign “Angels”.This is the largest campaign in their calendar and is to generate the funds necessary to continue to maintain the level of essential services provided by the Irish Wheelchair Association to people with physical disabilities and their families throughout Laois.The campaign takes place on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 November.Angle Pins and other angel merchandise will be sold across the country on these day outside Lidl stores and other various locationIrish Wheelchair association are asking for schools,groups and communities to help out and volunteer and assist with the Angels fundraisers.There are lots of ways to get involved including hosting Coffee mornings in November and selling pins.In 2018 alone Irish Wheelchair Association provided over 1.3 million hours of assisted living services to 2246 adults and children across Ireland.It’s fleet of 119 buses provided people with disabilities accessible transport throughout their communities.If you can spare some time to volunteer or can arrange an event in your area please contact Tina Ging or Ray Moore on 05786 94030SEE ALSO-Laois General Election candidate announces name change Pinterest Twitter Facebook Facebook By James Moore – 5th November 2019 TAGSAnglesIrish Wheelchair Association WhatsApp GAA GAA Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA Irish Wheelchair Association launches new fundraising campaign “Angels” WhatsApp 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more


Tongariro visitors asked to respect maunga

Posted On Jun 16 2021 by

first_imgTongariro visitors asked to respect maunga A campaign to help visitors stay safe and nurture the special values of Tongariro National Park, one of the country’s most popular summer visitor experiences launches today, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says.Aligned with the Tiaki Promise and led by Ngāti Hikairo ki Tongariro and the Department of Conservation (DOC), the campaign builds understanding of the unique culture, nature and weather of Tongariro. The campaign focuses on key areas of visitor behaviour, including cultural respect, safety and preparedness, and removing all waste.“Tongariro is a sacred site, our first national park, a dual World Heritage Area for its cultural and natural values, and a drawcard for around a million visitors each year,” Kiri Allan says.“It’s vital that we respect and protect this place in everything we do. Generally, people know about Tongariro’s amazing hikes and volcanic landscape, but understand less about the cultural values here and why visitors are asked to respect these”.DOC has made significant investments into maintaining visitor and heritage assets in Tongariro National Park to keep people safe, protect the environment and ensure high-quality visitor experiences. DOC facilities in the park include 175km of tracks, 32 backcountry toilets and 8 huts. Each year DOC supplies 40 tonnes of hut firewood and removes over 100 tonnes of sewage from the park.In 2019/20 122,200 people undertook the Tongariro Alpine Crossing Day Hike, with around 25% of these domestic visitors.Even with border restrictions in place, DOC is anticipating high volumes of visitors to the park this summer, particularly during the holidays and weekends. DOC’s booking system data shows that there has been a 75% increase in the number of New Zealanders booking the Tongariro Northern Circuit Great Walk this year. Winter use of the popular Taranaki Falls Track was up 21% in 2020 compared to 2019.“This campaign is about helping to build understanding and respect, so when we welcome international visitors back to New Zealand, Kiwis are leading by example,” says Minister Allan. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Alpine, bathroom, Border, campaign, conservation, culture, environment, falls, Government, launch, Minister, National Park, New Zealand, Safety, Tonga, weather, worldlast_img read more


A question about the state of our union: Is the rule of law strong?

Posted On Jun 14 2021 by

first_img CLE Credits General: 1 Julie Ann Williams Thursday, February 15, 2018 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM For Wittemyer Courtroom, Wolf Law Building [email protected] This event has ended. Public; Faculty; Staff; Students; Alumni; CLE Credit Free Moderated By S. James Anaya, Dean and Charles Inglis Thomson Professor, University of Colorado Law Schoolcenter_img The 61st Annual John R. Coen Lecture: Gregory B. Craig More Information Contact Join Colorado Law for the 61st Annual John R. Coen Lecture “A Question about the State of Our Union: Is the Rule of Law Strong?” on Thursday, February 15 at 5:30 p.m. in Wittemyer Courtroom. We are pleased to welcome Mr. Gregory B. Craig, former White House Counsel, and Of Counsel, Litigation, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates for this lecture.Throughout his life, Mr. Craig has witnessed Americans lecture others about the importance of the rule of law–to develop strong democratic institutions, to promote economic development, and to secure basic human freedoms. However, we as a nation have never fully acknowledged our own shortcomings in the rule-of-law department, and most historians will tell you that maintaining the rule of law in the United States has always been a struggle. How can that be true in a country that was founded on a written constitution and an ironclad bill of rights? How can that be true in a country that, over 230 years of its history, has established a truly independent judiciary that has always been careful to protect its own independence? The answer should come as no surprise: there are always powerful individuals and interests who believe they will benefit if they are able to evade, avoid, or weaken the rule of law, and this is true today. It is important to identify those who seek to weaken the rule of law in the United States, to anticipate the assaults that will likely occur, and to address the strategies that will be deployed to achieve those ends. In this lecture, Mr. Craig will contribute to this discussion, and explore the legal implications that result when the rule of law is not maintained. Approved for one (1) general CLE credit.Registration for the Coen Lecture is now closed. However, we welcome your attendance at this event! Please check-in upon arrival. Thank you for your interest in Colorado Law events! When Location Speakers Gregory B. Craig, Of Counsel, Litigation, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates, and former White House Counsel Cost Ethics: 0last_img read more


VMBS head says Diaspora crucial to economy

Posted On Jun 12 2021 by

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedVMBS head says Diaspora crucial to economy RelatedVMBS head says Diaspora crucial to economy VMBS head says Diaspora crucial to economy Finance & Public ServiceJuly 22, 2011center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail WASHINGTON D.C — President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS), Richard Powell, says increased collaboration between Jamaica and its Diaspora is crucial, if the country is to achieve economic development and growth. Delivering the main address at the 34th annual awards banquet of the National Association of Jamaicans and Supportive Organizations (NAJASO) at the Marriott Renaissance Hotel, Detroit, Michigan, Saturday July 16, Mr. Powell said Jamaica stands to benefit greatly if the collaboration is forged. “Many of our brothers and sisters who reside overseas are of the opinion that Jamaica is only concerned with what the Diaspora can do for the country, and not what the country can do for the Diaspora. Another school of thought is that the country is only now showing an interest in the Diaspora, because of the steady increase in remittance inflows and the importance they play in Jamaica’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP),” he said. He said the potential contribution of the Diaspora goes far beyond remittances, stressing the need to tap into other areas to achieve “true economic development and growth”. He pointed out that the Diaspora could play a crucial role in improving Jamaica’s economy in the area of trade, by providing Jamaican exporters with meaningful market information and intelligence, and identifying lucrative markets, potential buyers and distributors and facilitating the referral and matching of suppliers with exporters. He said that one area of great potential is when members of the Diaspora “buy Jamaican”, thereby creating a greater demand for Jamaican products and services, which provides a much needed stimulus for the development of manufacturing and export industries. He suggested that the Diaspora could make a difference by helping to increase investment flows into Jamaica, through direct investment in the economy, as well.   “Members of a Diaspora are more likely to take risks in their country of origin than other investors. This is because they are better able to evaluate investment opportunities, cultural nuances and may already have the necessary contacts to facilitate the process,” Mr. Powell said. The transfer of knowledge, technology and skills is yet another area that could assist in Jamaica’s growth and development, and the Diaspora can be an important catalyst and facilitator in this area, he also noted. Mr.Powell, who was presented with NAJASO’s 2011 Lignum Vitae award for his contribution to Jamaica’s economic development,lauded the organization for its foresight in providing a vehicle for communication and co-operation between those committed to the development of Jamaica. He said that the organization has impacted the lives of countless Jamaicans, not only in the United States, but also in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean. NAJASO’s President, Roy Davidson, who was just elected to a second term, said his organization is committed to encouraging Jamaicans residing in the United States, as well as American corporate interests, to renew their focus on Jamaica. “It is important that new opportunities for investments be communicated to the Jamaican public at large, and to those in the American business sector, who have an interest in developing economic partnerships with local players in the Jamaican marketplace,” Mr. Davidson said. In addition to facilitating banking relationships, trade and investments, the organization’s mandate is education and health, he stated. Mr. Davidson also noted that, in order for Jamaica to succeed, there was a need to involve and empower the “next generation of Jamaicans” in all facets of development. The three-day NAJASO conference, with the theme “Remembering the Past, Impacting the Future”, brought together delegates from various Jamaican organizations in the United States and Bermuda. Activities included health, education and business seminars and election of the board. Also elected to serve for the next two years were: Vice Presidents, Rick Nugent (East USA), Leoine Cater and Vieta Dennis (Mid-West USA), Marlene Flynn-Carty (Bermuda and the Eastern Caribbean), Dr. Channer Watson (Jamaica, Southern Caribbean), Dr. Judith Thompson (Eastern USA); Recording Secretary, Claudette Henry; Executive Secretary, Janice Wisdom; Treasurer, Derrick Harvey; and Chairman of the Board, Dr. Richard Constable. RelatedVMBS head says Diaspora crucial to economylast_img read more


Man charged with LA synagogue vandalism, threats

Posted On Jun 11 2021 by

first_imgHomeBad BehaviorMan charged with LA synagogue vandalism, threats Aug. 31, 2019 at 5:25 amBad BehaviorBriefsCrimeNewsMan charged with LA synagogue vandalism, threatsAssociated Press2 years agoCameron Brunson Blakemhate crimelos angeles countyvandalism Los Angeles County prosecutors have charged a 34-year-old man with defacing a synagogue and threatening a man.Cameron Brunson Blake is expected to be arraigned Friday on one count each of vandalism of religious property, which is a hate crime, and criminal threats.Custody records show Blake is jailed, and it’s unclear if he has an attorney. Prosecutors are recommending bail be set at $1 million.The district attorney’s office says Blake is accused of carving an anti-Semitic slur into the door of a synagogue on Aug. 10. Two days later he allegedly hurled an epithet at a man and his infant daughter in Palisades Park and threatened to injure or kill the man.The charges carry a possible maximum sentence of six years and eight months in prison.Associated PressTags :Cameron Brunson Blakemhate crimelos angeles countyvandalismshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentWrong choice at Rite AidOfficials: Spanish man in LA airport admitted Mexico killingYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press11 hours agoBriefsCalifornia State Treasurer Fiona Ma to Speak at Online Santa Monica College Commencement Ceremony June 25Guest Author11 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press18 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press18 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours agolast_img read more


Clarke (62) shares lead in Boca despite rules gaffe

Posted On May 31 2021 by

first_imgBOCA RATON, Fla. — Darren Clarke eagled the par-5 18th hole Saturday for a 10-under 62 and a share of the second-round lead in the PGA Tour Champions’ TimberTech Championship. Winless on the 50-and-over tour, the 52-year-old major champion from Northern Ireland had eight birdies in the bogey-round at The Old Course at Broken Sound. “I’m looking forward to tomorrow.,” Clarke said. “Maybe one of these days I am going to have one. Unfortunately, with my S-10 visa situation, this is my last tournament, I can’t play Phoenix next week. Let’s hope I finish the year strong.” Robert Karlsson of Sweden birdied the 18th for a 66 to match Clarke at 13-under 131. “When you play on the Champions Tour, it’s just very, very low scoring all the time and very bunched up,” Karlsson said. “I’m trying not to get too caught up in it, play my own game and that’s going to be the plan tomorrow as well. It’s a bit of a weird feeling playing without crowds as well, so in one way it’s not much different. I’m just going to try to treat it as a normal day and go out and try to shoot as low as I can.” Highlights: Clarke (62), Karlsson (66) co-lead at TimberTech Clarke overcame a one-stroke penalty for picking up his ball on the second fairway, forgetting that preferred lies weren’t allowed in the wet conditions. “First hole, fine. Second hole, down the middle of the fairway, marked it, picked it up. Oops,” Clarke said. “One-shot penalty straightaway. Anyway, hit it over the back of the green, chipped it in for par.” He set up the closing eagle with an 8-iron to 3 feet. Jim Furyk was a stroke back after a 68. The 50-year-old Furyk won this year in his first two starts on the senior tour. Full-field scores from the TimberTech Championship Local favorite Bernhard Langer, the winner in 2010 and 2019, had a 68 to join Cameron Beckman (66), Kent Jones (66) and Scott Parel (68) at 11 under. “It’s nice to be in the hunt, nice to see my name up there on the leaderboard and not too far behind,” the 63-year-old Langer said. “It’s playing totally different this year to the years in the past. Where it used to be firm and bouncy and shorter, this year it’s a lot longer, so I’m struggling a bit more on the par 5s. Can’t reach them like the long hitters can.” John Daly, tied with Furyk for first-round lead after a 64, had a 73 to trop into a tie for 20th at at 7 under. Daly is playing his fourth event since revealing he’s fighting bladder cancer.last_img read more


LUH second most overcrowded hospital in Ireland today

Posted On May 25 2021 by

first_img Google+ Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – December 18, 2018 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleArson attack: Gardai urge motorists with dashcam footage to come forwardNext articleDoherty accuses Government of failing homeless families this Christmas News Highland WhatsApp Letterkenny University Hospital was the second most overcrowded hospital in Ireland today with 40 people awaiting admission there this morning. 17 people were on trolleys in its Emergency Department while a further 23 were waiting on wards.The hospital is surpassed by University Hospital Limerick with 56 people waiting there.Nationally there were 465 people waiting at hospitals across the country today. Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ WhatsApp LUH second most overcrowded hospital in Ireland today Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more


Ugandan President negotiates power tariffs of Bujagali Power Station

Posted On May 9 2021 by

first_imgFollowing a promise he made recently regarding lowering the cost of power, President Yoweri Museveni, is determined to deliver affordable electricity to Ugandans. In October, Museveni noted that the power tariffs of the energy generated from Bujagali Power Station is different from Nalubale Power Station and pledged to negotiate for the price to reduce.According to local media the Monitor, the President announced this week that a team from the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) has agreed to further discussions on the prospects of lowering the cost of power generated from the hydro power plant.The IFC is an arm of the World Bank Group that offers investment, advisory, and asset management services to encourage private sector development in developing countries.Media reported that power tariffs in the country are expected to be cut from the current $0.113 per unit to at least $0.05.Costly power hampers industrial growth“An array of issues was discussed but key being the cost of power from Bujagali that is priced at $0.113 cents per unit. The President indicated that this price was exorbitant and was hampering the country’s industrialisation drive,” the finance institution said in a statement.The 250MW power plant, owned and managed by Bujagali Energy Ltd (BEL), is a special-purpose vehicle by the Industrial Promotion Services and the IFC is said to be among the key funders of the project.The government holds a 4.63% stake in BEL, which has a 30-year build-own-operate-transfer concession over the dam, media reported.It is reported that for several months since the dam was commissioned in 2012, President Museveni has repeatedly complained about the tariffs offered by BEL.Bujagali Power Station – power tariffs cutsIn his recent statement about negotiating for the electricity tariff to be reduced, Museveni said: “This tariff is only for manufactures and maybe people in the hotel industry and not for preachers at night, Nsenene (grasshoppers) hunters and dancers in night clubs.” UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development BRICS Finance and Policy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Generation AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Previous articleNigeria: Alaoji Power Plant receives new gas suppliesNext articleAfrican Utility Week returns to Cape Town in May and showcases how community scale projects are the continent’s energy future Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast.last_img read more


Vogt Power to supply HRSGs to Texas power plants

Posted On May 7 2021 by

first_img 1.16.2007 CoalGasCombined Cycle Linkedin By chloecox – Optimizing Plant Performance: The April POWERGEN+ series activates today Vogt Power to supply HRSGs to Texas power plants Linkedin 16 January 2007 — Vogt Power International Inc., a subsidiary of Babcock Power Inc., announced that it was selected to supply Navasota Energy Partners LP the heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) for their Colorado Bend and Quail Run Energy Centers in Wharton, near Houston and Odessa, Texas. Vogt Power will design, engineer, manufacture and deliver four supplementary fired, two pressure level, natural circulation HRSGs with selective catalytic reduction systems, to be installed behind General Electric 7EA gas turbines. Two HRSGs will be supplied for each of the Phase II developments of the Colorado Bend and Quail Run Energy Centers. When combined with the rotating and balance of plant equipment they will add an additional 275 MW of electricity generation from each facility. Vogt Power’s contract is valued in excess of $30 million. Twitter Facebook Mississippi Power cutting stakes in coal-fired, gas-fired stations to reduce excess MW, emissions No posts to display TAGSERCOT Previous articleNational Grid faces $70m gas penaltyNext articleUranium supply crisis may stunt nuclear energy growth chloecox Facebook Vietnam: scaling back coal-fired plans toward gas, renewables Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Vogt Power said this will be the first new gas combined cycle power plants built in Texas since 2003. The Texas transmission and distribution system, ERCOT, may be facing reserve margins below the 12.5 percent threshold in the coming years and more utilities are looking to build reliable power plants to serve the predicted surge in demand.last_img read more


Go Greeley Game in Vandal

Posted On May 4 2021 by

first_img We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! SIGN UP Email* Go Greeley continued his winning form with a hard-fought score in Sunday’s $150,000 Vandal Stakes, at Woodbine.Owned and trained by John Ross, the dark bay son of Horse Greeley arrived at the Vandal off a convincing 2 1/2-length score in the open Colin Stakes.Go Greeley, piloted by Eurico Rosa da Silva, dueled for the early lead with Arlington Park shipper Heart to Heart, ridden by Emma-Jayne Wilson, through splits of :22.53 and :45.65 in the six furlong ‘Poly’ stake for two-year-olds.Matador, a first time starter, was urged into contention from fourth-position through the turn by Luis Contreras, but the front-runners kicked away at the top of the lane and battled the length of the stretch with Go Greeley prevailing by a nose over Heart to Heart. Man o’ Bear rallied for show money. Go Greeley covered six furlongs in 1:10.33.Da Silva appreciated the grit and determination of his foe in the race to the finish.“The other horse (Heart to Heart) also showed a lot of heart,” said da Silva. “When we turned for home, my horse picked it up pretty good but the other horse never gave up. We had a good fight and we were the lucky ones to take the win.”A pace duel was not the plan leaving the gate for da Silva.“He (Go Greeley) broke well and positioned himself there (on the lead),” said da Silva. “I was thinking about taking him back, but he positioned himself very comfortably and I just let him be there.”Go Greeley won at first asking in a 4 ½-furlong maiden allowance event on May 19. The colt’s training was then interrupted in June as the horse was in quarantine due to a minor outbreak of equine herpesvirus on the backstretch.On his return to racing action, Go Greeley rallied to be second, defeated just a nose, after a troubled trip in the Clarendon Stakes, on July 7. The talented colt redeemed that loss with his front-running Colin score.Ross continues to be impressed by the imposing dark bay.“He’s a big, strong two-year-old,” said Ross. “He trained some long, early miles in Florida. He’s a big early foal, a February foal, and he almost looks like a three-year-old to me. He seems to handle these things well. We’ll just treat him like a king and hopefully he treats us good in return. So far, it’s working great.”Go Greeley banked $90,000 in victory, while improving his record to 3-1-0 from four career starts.He returned $4.20, $2.80 and $2.60, pairing with Heart to Heart ($5.10, $4.40) for a $19.20 (2-3) exactor. A 2-3-5 (Man o’ Bear, $8.80 to show) triactor was worth $232.70. Matador completed a $1 Superfecta (2-3-5-1) worth $406.25. Grom and Iron Wolf were scratched. Tags: Woodbine, Go Greeley, John Ross, Vandal Stakes, Horse Sport Enews More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more