United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) Q32017 Interim Report

first_imgUnited Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng)  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileUnited Bank of Africa Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service product offering ranging from transactional accounts, overdrafts and mortgage finance to domiciliary deposits, treasury services, asset management services, bonds, money market deposits and risk management solutions. United Bank of Africa Plc supports the agricultural sector through an agricultural credit support scheme which includes agro processing, an outgrowers scheme, equipment and mechanisation scheme and a tree crops replacement scheme. Founded in 1948, the company  now has an extensive network of some 1 000 branches in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. United Bank of Africa Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

On the Corner / EASTERN Design Office

first_imgArchDaily Photographs:  Koichi TorimuraText description provided by the architects. The site is located in a manufacturing area in Youkaichi City where there are many big factories in this town. In this residencial and industrial area, many immigrants from South America live here among the local people. It is also a popular drinking area where many bars and restaurants for such are scattered and there is a highway interchange near the town. The shape of the lot is a sharp triangle which is unusual for building a house. Save this picture!SituationThe site is a wedge-shaped flatiron lot which resides at a corner where two streets merge at an acute angel. It was left behind neither used for residential nor for industrial development. Since no one wanted to buy it, and the public sector would not invest to change it into a park, the lot remained. Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraThe elevation of this building takes the shape of the triangle plot. It is a triangular residential complex of 13 meters height with the base line 23m x height 12m x oblique line 26m. It is a typical tenanted apartment house with seven rooms, 1-3rd two units on each floor and one on the 4th floor. Each room is composed of a living room of 13 m2, two bed rooms with 13 m2 and 9m2, a prefabricated bathroom, a kitchen system and a toilet. Each space is planned to be easily rented by town people. Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraThe concrete which serves as a structure is designed carefully. The exterior wall is made out of square cut stone, concrete and glass formed like scattered cards on it. They are bound by a “cross” so that the spread out material would not disjoin. It looks like a present, a toy box or a castle where the boys and girls of the story of Michael Ende could be entering. It is a triangular building configured by the square elements. The cross confines the power of the mixed materials into one. Text provided by Eastern Design OfficeSave this picture!ConceptProject gallerySee allShow lessContemporary Jewish Museum Presents Stanley Saitowitz: JudaicaArticlesmodeLab Strip Morphologies II WorkshopArticlesProject locationAddress:Shiga Prefecture, JapanLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/180399/on-the-corner-eastern-design-office Clipboard On the Corner / EASTERN Design OfficeSave this projectSaveOn the Corner / EASTERN Design Office Area:  261 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2011 CopyHousing• Year: center_img Photographs On the Corner / EASTERN Design Office Save this picture!© Koichi Torimura+ 25 Share Housing “COPY” Architects: EASTERN Design Office Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/180399/on-the-corner-eastern-design-office Clipboard CopyAbout this officeEASTERN Design OfficeOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingHousingPublished on November 03, 2011Cite: “On the Corner / EASTERN Design Office” 03 Nov 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HousePartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsBedroom furnitureFlexformMirror – EgonWaterproofing/SealantsEffisusPre-Fab System – Ecofacade Pre-fab TrueSealConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXRoller Shades – Arion Large SizedWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealSunscreen – Terracotta BaguettesWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BauBucheLightingLumenpulseLED Projector Lumenbeam GrandeMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

House JG / Mariano Ravenna

first_img “COPY” Area:  30 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Argentina 2021 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/958752/house-jg-mariano-ravenna Clipboard “COPY” ArchDaily Year:  Save this picture!Cortesía de Mariano Ravenna+ 21Curated by Clara Ott Share Design Team:Andrea Anselmo, Guadalupe Herrero, Gustavo Albariño, Julia CardozoClients:José González CornejoCollaborator:Luis SalazarCity:ChascomúsCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Cortesía de Mariano RavennaRecommended ProductsPlastics / FibersRodecaTranslucent Building ElementsWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. The commission of a small house (30m2 or 46500.1in2) a few miles from Chascomús lake, let us reinterpret the archetype of sloped roof cottage. A little modification in the prototype model transforms completely the landscape, spaces, and relationships both inside and outside.Save this picture!Cortesía de Mariano RavennaSave this picture!Section – 11Save this picture!Cortesía de Mariano RavennaThe outside view offers a total hermetic seal, but this is completely changed once inside the house. Open the sheet metal closure it generates a semi cover/ expansion to the views, to the sun’s tour, and the background. The coating of the steel contributes to the exterior coldness, something that is completely transformed on the inside, where the wood is the main character giving the sense of warmness and coziness to the double-height spatiality.Save this picture!Cortesía de Mariano RavennaSave this picture!Cortesía de Mariano RavennaAbout sustainability, steel is the fur coat that protects the house thermally, besides being a material with practically null maintenance. The roof’s main slope collects water and places it in a closed tank that will come in use for the watering of the owner’s garden/vegetable garden. The water for the inside use, its extracted of the water well, the sewage drains are solved with a biodigester and the heating with a fireplace.Save this picture!Cortesía de Mariano RavennaSave this picture!Save this picture!Cortesía de Mariano RavennaProject gallerySee allShow lessOkkio Caffe / Red5studioSelected ProjectsFairfax Garage / Part OfficeSelected Projects Share Mariano Ravenna Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Weber, Adobe, FV, Maderwill, Terniumcenter_img CopyAbout this officeMariano RavennaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookArgentinaPublished on March 18, 2021Cite: “House JG / Mariano Ravenna” [Casa JG / Mariano Ravenna] 18 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream House JG / Mariano RavennaSave this projectSaveHouse JG / Mariano Ravenna CopyHouses•Chascomús, Argentina Lead Architect: House JG / Mariano Ravenna ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/958752/house-jg-mariano-ravenna Clipboard Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses Architects: Mariano Ravenna Area Area of this architecture project Projectslast_img read more

Largest ever fundraising target sought for Irish hospital

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The proposed new National Paediatric Hospital (NPH) in Dublin will need to raise €200 million from voluntary sources, according to reports in the Sunday Business Post.The NPH has not revealed whether it has yet raised any of the €200 million required. A €200 million campaign would be the largest ever undertaken in Ireland outside the education field.At €650 million, it is one of the most significant capital projects for Ireland’s health service to date. However, many medical professionals have “serious concerns” about the new site’s space constraints and the capital deficit that needs to be met by the €200 million fundraising target.The Post says that the NPH is seeking over €130 million from the National Lottery and around €17 million in funding from the capital’s universities, in addition to €23 million from research bodies including the Children’s Medical and Research Foundation, the fundraising umbrella for both Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, and the research centre.‘”That raises major issues about donor intent,” one hospital consultant at Crumlin hospital told the Post. Tagged with: Funding Individual giving Ireland Howard Lake | 27 July 2010 | News Largest ever fundraising target sought for Irish hospital  20 total views,  1 views today 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.last_img read more

El Salvador: Online attacks and threats against Salvadorean investigative news site

first_imgEl Salvador is ranked 81st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Organisation News Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts July 25, 2019 El Salvador: Online attacks and threats against Salvadorean investigative news site Although the Salvadorean state is required to protect all of Revista Factum’s journalists as a “precautionary measure” requested in 2017 by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, an offshoot of the Organization of America States, online intimidation and smear campaigns against the site have been growing ever since the start of the election campaign that brought Bukele to the presidency in June. Follow the news on El Salvador Since them, the attacks, insults and threats against the site and its representatives have increased even more, especially on social networks. June 12, 2020 Find out more “We express our full support for Revista Factum and strongly condemn the disgraceful attacks and attempts to link it to criminal groups,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America bureau. “El Salvador’s new government has a duty to guarantee the protection of journalists and should not, under any circumstances, stigmatize them.” In his first public statements after being elected, broadcast live on Facebook, Bukele lambasted the media, going to far as to name a number of journalists, including Revista Factum editor Héctor Silva Ávalos, describing them as “political adversaries acting in a Manichean manner with the intention of destabilizing the government.” News to go further October 7, 2020 Find out more El SalvadorAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedoms CorruptionInternetFreedom of expressionViolence RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a surge in online attacks and threats against the staff of the Salvadorean website Revista Factum – one of Central America’s leading investigative news outlets – and calls on the country’s new president, Nayib Bukele, not to stigmatize journalists. Most of the messages aim to discredit Revista Factum’s reporting by means of false accusations of conspiring against the government and associating with gangs and criminal groups. Two of its journalists in particular, Fernando Romero and Bryan Avelar, have been subjected to serious online threats and Twitter hate campaigns orchestrated from anonymous accounts. El SalvadorAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedoms CorruptionInternetFreedom of expressionViolence News News Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights asked El Salvador to guarantee the safety of all of Revista Factum’s journalists in 2017 after the site revealed the existence and methods of death squads linked to the state, and after its journalists had been harassed and had received death threats.Cyber harassment cases have become increasingly common in the country. In late June, journalist Karen Fernandez was violently attacked on Twitter after she participated in an interview on Canal 33. A fragment of what she said was shared on social networks and retweeted by president Bukele. Fernandez then faced a wave of misogynist insults and threatening messages. Salvadorean president’s alarming hostility towards independent media Salvadorean authorities must not obstruct coronavirus coverage April 11, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Overview of Reporters Without Borders financial aid to journalists and media in danger in 2009

first_imgd. Supporting local media in difficultyUnder its mandate of support for local media, Reporters Without Borders helped FM Liberté, a Chadian radio station that had to stop broadcasting because a short-circuit badly damaged its transmitter and amplifier in February 2009. Run by a coalition of NGOs and a labour union with the aim of providing general news with an emphasis on human rights, the station had been closed several times in the past by the authorities for “operating illegally” or “deviant behaviour.” By paying for most of the repair costs, Reporters Without Borders enabled it to resume broadcasting quickly. News 3. Purpose of grantsThe purpose of the 134 grants approved in 2009 was to meet such needs as support for media, protection of journalists, assistance for refugee journalists, assistance with payment of medical or legal fees, support for families and compensation for lost income. Reporters Without Borders approved 134 assistance grants in 2009 under its mandate to help journalists and media in danger. The grants, with a total value of just over 110,000 euros, enabled journalists and their families to cope with difficulties linked to their work. They were sent to the five regions of the world covered by our organisation: Maghreb and Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe and ex-USSR, and Americas. April 22, 2010 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Overview of Reporters Without Borders financial aid to journalists and media in danger in 2009 Help by sharing this information RSF_en Organisation 1. Distribution of grants by regionEighty-four per cent of the 134 grants approved in 2009 went to journalists and media facing an immediate danger in the Maghreb and Middle East, Asia and Africa. The breakdown of this 84 per cent was 37 per cent to the Maghreb and Middle East, 26 per cent to Africa and 21 per cent to Asia.The high percentage going to the Maghreb and Middle East was the result of a Reporters Without Borders campaign of support of Iranian journalists. Facing arrest and prevented from doing their job, more than 50 Iranian journalists have had to flee the country since President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed reelection on 12 June 2009. Since the start of this campaign, the French authorities have responded favourably to requests for emergency visas submitted by our organisation, which undertook in return to be responsible for the travel costs of those who were given visas, assist them with all the administrative steps linked to the asylum requests and award them grants that would enable them to pay for their basic needs. As facilities for receiving asylum-seekers in the Paris area were saturated, Reporters Without Borders also took charge of finding accommodation for 14 journalists and their families (21 people in all). 2. Grant recipientsJournalists who had sought refuge abroad and journalists under threat in their own country received more than 100 assistance grants in 2009. The next biggest category of recipient was imprisoned journalists, who – through their families – received 10 per cent of the grants, following by independent media, hospitalised journalists and their families. Reporters Without Borders also approved a few grants to press freedom organisations. c. Paying medical or legal fees and supporting the families of journalists in difficultyAround ten grants were to help pay for medical or legal fees. Egyptian blogger Tamer Mabrouk, for example, received a grant after being sentenced to pay 6,000 euros in damages for accusing a company of pollution. In September 2009, Reporters Without Borders helped pay for the travel costs and medical fees of a Gambian journalist who needed hospital treatment aboard.Reporters Without Borders also helped the families of several journalists who were hospitalised or imprisoned by paying them part of the income they would have received if their breadwinner had not been prevented from working. This represented 7 per cent of the total value of the grants approved in 2009. b. Protecting journalists and media in dangerOf the 134 grants, 22 per cent was to help protect media and journalists in danger. In July 2009, for example, Reporters Without Borders sent 2,000 dollars and 20 bullet-proof vests to 15 journalists and employees of some of the leading media in Somali. Without a stable government since 1991, Somalia is the deadliest country in Africa for journalists. Seventeen journalists have been gunned down since 2007 and many others continue to be physically attacked, arrested or kidnapped. a. Assisting refugee journalistsThe purpose of almost a third of the approved grants, 31 per cent, was to assist refugee journalists. It consisted above all of money sent to journalists after they had fled their country, and its purpose was to help them pay for essential needs. For example, 700 euros was sent to an Iranian journalist to enable him to get away from a place where he was in danger. Iranian intelligence agents had contacted members of his family, told them his exact address in the country to which he had fled, and threatened to bring him back to Iran by force. A rapid response by Reporters Without Borders allowed him to move out and find a place where he would be safe.last_img read more

A Step Ahead of The Game of Basketball

first_img Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Cover Story A Step Ahead of The Game of Basketball A Step Ahead Learning Center gives young kids the opportunity to learn basketball the proper way to give them the A Step Ahead” in Life. Through the HotShots Sports Leagues By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Thursday, June 20, 2013 | 4:42 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News More Cool Stuff HerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Basketball is a sport that requires teamwork and fundamentals. HotShots teaches these skills at a very young age. In the Hotshots league children learn sharing and the basic fundamentals of basketball. The skills are taught to kids as early as 18 months old.Some people ask if 18 months is too young, Jacques Bolton, founder of HotShot Sports, explains that our experience shows that these children are not too young to participate.HotShots is one of the first organizations in the nation to create a team sports league for children 18 month – 5 years. As parents came out to watch our 3-5 year old league, the younger children would accompany them. The younger children would begin to pick up the balls, run and pretend like they were dribbling. We noticed that they were very coordinated. So we successfully designed a creative program which gave these 18 months – 2 year old children an opportunity to enjoy fitness and the basics of basketball.Positive reinforcement is an important tool in the HotShots league. One week, we teach our kids a basketball fundamental. The following week, we reward them for their progress and then we encourage them to learn the next skill Bolton explains. Parents are also encouraged to applaud and cheer while their kids attempt to master a skill. This makes it fun for the children to learn the skill and it gives them confidence.Games are played every Saturday. The 18 month old [kids], start with fitness, drills and then they progress to playing games. The 3-5 year olds start learning the fundamentals of basketball and then play games. It is a fun experience for children and parents. Kids also learn how to share and participate with their team, building a team concept.”Getting these players to do drills, especially the 18 months to 2-year olds, may seem difficult, but Bolton tells us that these kids go through “drills that mimic their natural physical movements. Their natural walking, sitting and standing, and they don’t know they’re actually doing sit-ups, push-ups and other fitness techniques..Parental involvement and participation is extremely important to the success of the program. Fortunately, parents participate all the time and they really encourage and motivate the kids. Parental involvement is one of the reasons that we are one of the first organizations in the nation to run a successful team sports program for 18 months to 5 year old children. The coach to player ratio in the toddler league is 1:6, says Bolton, however because all parents are present it makes the adult child ratio 13:6 Which is enough to provide a safe playing environment. Each year we average 200 children in our programs. Starting your kids young at HotShots Basketball will teach them the basics of basketball, team concepts, fundamentals, and discipline. Skills that can be used in sports and life as well.A Step Ahead Learning Center is located at 789 Altadena Drive, Altadena. To find out more what sports programs the are offered, visit http://www.astepaheadweb.org or you can call (626) 786-0548 for more information. 80 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a commentlast_img read more

Taking Pride in Team Limerick

first_imgFacebook Advertisement Limerick Gay Games Bid Organising Committee members, Billie and Cillian Flynn at the Treaty Stone.Picture: Alan Place/Press 22. Limerick Pride highlights global issues LAST summer, Limerick launched a bid to host the 2018 Gay Games, an event that could have potentially generated €80 million for the local economy, and showcased the city’s sports facilities and the best of Ireland’s LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) sporting talent.The city on the Shannon took on the might of London, Rio de Janeiro, Paris and Amsterdam.Limerick narrowly lost out to Paris, but reaching the final three was still a major coup for the Limerick 2018 Gay Games Organising Committee, and was testament to the commitment of the city’s LGBT sporting community.The Committee plans to make another bid to host the Gay Games in 2022 or 2026 but, in the meantime, it is focusing on developing LGBT sports opportunities in Limerick with the launch of the new ‘Team Limerick’ club.“It’s the new name for the group that produced the Gay Games bid. It’s a multi-sport LGBT group; we’re newly-formed at the minute and we’re looking for members to join. The idea is that from the needs of the members we’ll look at what sports we do,” explained coordinator Cillian Flynn, who was also a member of the Limerick 2018 committee.“Some people want to get involved in certain events and meet other people but they don’t necessarily want to do it in a bar setting or anything like that so in terms of meeting people, getting out there, getting active, keeping fit – doing all that through a sports group is a fun way of doing it. We’re also now part of a newly-formed national LGBT sports group called Prism, which has come out on the back of the bid as well.”So why the need for a club geared specifically towards LGBT people?“I think it is important in terms of identity. Growing up you play GAA or soccer for your local town, you play for your local club or your community. So this is about LGBT people representing their community,” said Cillian.“I know a lot about the LBGT community always comes back to the word pride, but it’s about taking pride in your community. It stops people feeling isolated and thinking ‘I’m on my own, I’m the only person going through this’. It’s camaraderie, it’s team-building, it’s making friends, but not in the alcohol-based setting of a pub or a club.”Cillian believes that Team Limerick can also play an important role in highlighting the fact that LGBT people’s interests range much further than pride parades and throwing a good party.He says: “During Limerick Pride, the question of the rainbow flag outside the garda station was raised, and that was about supporting a community that’s visible in the city and in the Mid West, so we’re adding another strand to that. It’s not just about the party lifestyle and ‘the pink pound’ and all of that that’s associated with the LGBT community. That’s stereotyping an already marginalised and stereotyped group.”“Part of it is education, showing people that it’s not the stereotypical gay lifestyle that would be portrayed in programmes, the promiscuous side of things and all of that. LGBT people are in the community, they pay their taxes, they do the nine to five, they settle down in relationships, the same as everyone else.”Sadly, homophobia in sport is still an issue for many LGBT people, both at amateur and professional levels. Cillian hopes that Team Limerick will provide an outlet for LGBT people who may have experienced homophobic bullying, or who may not yet feel comfortable playing with a ‘mainstream’ sports club.“Not everyone questioning their identity and their sexuality as young people would have felt comfortable coming out. There’s always the dressing room banter and stuff like that going on. In the Mid West thankfully homophobia is not as prominent, but there would be one or two people who would have experienced it.“In terms of transexual identity, a lot of trans people say they wouldn’t feel comfortable going to communal changing rooms while they’re mid-transition. A lot of it comes down to education, working with the sports clubs. I think when Limerick went forward with the bid it did help raise awareness of LGBT issues in terms of sport.”Cillian believes that there is still “a lot more to be done” in terms of changing attitudes towards LGBT people involved in sport.Referring to comments made on Newstalk FM earlier this year by rugby pundit and former Irish international Neil Francis, who suggested that the majority of homosexual people “have no interest in any kind of sport”, Cillian remarked:“He has since apologised, but it didn’t really help the situation.“Anything to spark the conversation is good, but it would have been nice if we’d had a better introduction to the discussion on LGBT sport. We disagree with his comments but we welcome the fact that the conversation has started again.”Cillian believes that the fact that a number of well-known personalities have come out in recent years is a positive move, as seeing high-profile people playing sport professionally while being open about their sexuality could provide some support and inspiration for other gay athletes.“The age-old thing was as sports stars were coming out; it was always in and around their retirement. Now the tables are turning but I suppose there’s still a lot more to be done on that. However, it has become a lot more open for athletes. There has been Robbie Rogers (LA Galaxy winger) in the US who came out and retired, but then decided ‘I don’t need to retire to do this’ and came back playing football.“You’ve Tom Daly, who inspired a lot of people when he came out last December. There’s Gareth Thomas as well, the Welsh rugby player. Even closer to home there’s Donal Óg Cusack and his brother Conor. He’s done some fantastic work in terms of championing anti-homophobic bullying, and he’s worked closely with Belong To, the national youth LGBT organisation.”On a local level, it is hoped that Team Limerick will play its part in the fight against homophobia, and in opening up attitudes towards the involvement of LGBT people in the sporting world.But aside from that, the club promises to provide a fun, inclusive, accepting environment for anyone in Limerick to make friends, get fit, and play their favourite sports.“If people want to get involved in sport but don’t feel ready to join a mainstream club, we’d say to them: ‘Come along, make some friends, get to play your sport’.“But it’s not just for LGBT people, it’s an LGBT sports club but it’s open to everyone, it’s open to supporters and allies, it’s open to anyone that wants to come along and be involved,” concluded Cillian.For more information about Team Limerick, go to www.teamlimerick.com or email [email protected] Flynn and Billie – Pic by Liam Burke Press22A Voice for the LGBT CommunityALONG with Team Limerick and Limerick Pride, another organisation that provides support, advice and social activities for LGBT teens and adults in the Mid West is GOSHH (Gender Orientation Sexual Health HIV), formerly named the Red Ribbon Project.GOSHH runs a range of services such as workshops and group and one-to-one support, activities, sexual health advice, and support for parents and families of LGBT people in Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary.Cillian Flynn, who is also administrator and volunteer coordinator at GOSHH explained: “It’s about providing a more integrated person-centred organisation all under the one roof. As a community it’s important to have a space where issues in terms of the LGBT community are discussed, like positive promotion of sexual health, or support for people newly-diagnosed or living with HIV. It’s also important to have that space where it’s prominent, it’s visible and it’s keeping the conversation going.”According to Cillian, the support groups are vital for LGBT young people to help them become comfortable with their sexual or gender identity.“Part of it is realising that they’re not on their own. Part of it is that they can come along to a group and they can be themselves. They can bring their friends; they can come along and enjoy themselves.“We do workshops and social activities, so it’s about educating and also having a laugh and being around people like yourself. It’s about social settings, it’s about meeting people and making friends, but not in a bar setting.,” he said.Providing support and information for the parents, families and friends of LGBT people is another important aspect of GOSHH’s work.“When someone comes out it’s not just themselves, there’s family, there’s friends, there’s parents, who are all coming to terms with it. We do a family group as well and we have a group once a month in Clare Youth Service in Ennis for parents of LGBT people.“The parents’ group is doing fantastically. Of all the groups it’s one of the longest we have running. It’s just a space where you’re not on your own; people realise ‘I’m not the only person going through this’”.The Red Ribbon Project relaunched as GOSHH in July of this year, and has moved to a fully-accessible ground floor premises on Davis Street.Cillian revealed that demand for the organisation’s services has been high since the relaunch.“We’re coming into a busy time in the next six to eight months in terms of LGBT rights with the marriage equality referendum. That’s something that we’ll be advocating strongly. The next step on that will be our voter registration campaign,” he added.Cillian says that one of GOSHH’s roles is to act as “a community voice” for LGBT people in the Mid West.“It’s there representing people who want to stand up and speak, or for those who aren’t ready to stand up and speak, we’re a voice for them.”For more information about any of the services available at GOSHH, go to www.goshh.ie, or email [email protected] Homophobia in sport study “sad and scary” Saara Aalto to headline Limerick Pride LGBTQ Festival 2017 Climax Party RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Limerick pride Festival 2017 gives youth a voice TAGSCillian FlynnGay GamesGOSHHLGBT LimerickLimerick Gay Games 2018Limerick PrideTeam Limerick Linkedin Number of people seeking LGBT help on the rise Ban on gay men giving blood “ridiculous” WhatsApp Email Previous articleCouncillors in the dark over Limerick landfill proposalNext articleLimerick cúrsaí central to TG4’s IMEALL John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick Gay Games Bid Organising Committee members, Billie and Cillian Flynn at the Treaty Stone.Picture: Alan Place/Press 22. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick is a city with a deep-rooted sporting heritage, and one with a vibrant LGBT community. Last year, Limerick emerged as one of the three finalists vying for the chance to host the 2018 Gay Games alongside Paris and London. So it’s no surprise that a new club is about to be launched to meet the growing demand for LGBT sports in the city. Kathy Masterson talks to Cillian Flynn to find out more about Team Limerick. NewsTaking Pride in Team LimerickBy John Keogh – October 9, 2014 892 Printlast_img read more

CDB told Donegal is well placed to benefit from green economy

first_img Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+ Newsx Adverts Twitter By News Highland – May 23, 2012 Donegal County Council is well placed to avail of the opportunities provided by renerwable energy and the green economy.That’s according to the Director of Community Services Michael Heaney, who was addressing the Donegal Community Development Board’s annual strategy day today.He says there are many opportunities available, and the council is working on maximising them……[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/heany1pm.mp3[/podcast]Cllr Dessie Larkin is Chair of the Development Board. he acknowledges that there are compromises to be reached and balances to be struck, particularly in the area of wind energy.He believes events such as today’s will help ensure that happens………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/dlark1pm.mp3[/podcast]center_img Google+ PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook CDB told Donegal is well placed to benefit from green economy Twitter Previous articleRevenue can reach agreement to save Highland bakery – Mac LochlainnNext articleCouncil and NRA being asked to address Loughanure safety problem News Highland HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

“Working Together to Make the Future Happen” Event taking place in Ballybofey today

first_img By News Highland – September 22, 2011 “Working Together to Make the Future Happen” Event taking place in Ballybofey today Pinterest Twitter News Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Those unemployed or in search of work opportunities are being encouraged to attend the “Working Together to Make the Future Happen” Event taking place today.The free public drop-in event is aimed at showcasing to the unemployed the many opportunities within the county to re-enter the workforce.The event is multi-agency and will be attended by groups such as the VEC, Donegal County Council and social welfare specialists.The event is being facilitated by DLDC, its spokesperson is Louise Brogan:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/dldcam.mp3[/podcast]The event takes place in Jackson’s Hotel, Ballybofey from 2pm. Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterestcenter_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleDonegal County Council to hold special meeting to back Dana’s Aras runNext articleCanadian Ambassador to Ireland in Buncrana today News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North last_img read more