Advertisement WhatsApp Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live A DREAM about a beloved cousin lost to suicide which prompted a Limerick schoolgirl to start a suicide prevention project has led to the fulfillment of her dream.Limerick City and County Council have agreed to allow light boxes be placed on Limerick’s bridges, with positive messages of support for people in despair and darkness.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Katie Whelan from Rhebogue came up with the idea and with the help of Cllr Daniel Butler (FG) met this week with council staff to explain the idea and got the go-ahead.‘I’m absolutely delighted,” she told the Limerick Post.“Next step is find someone who will make the boxes for me – they have to be watertight and very durable to withstand conditions on the bridges”.See the next edition of the Limerick Post for full story Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print TAGSfeaturedKatie WhelanlimerickSarsfield bridgesuicide Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Previous articlePictures – Action from UCD Marian’s 81-70 win over UL Eagles in National CupNext articlePictures – Action from Killester’s 68-67 win over UL Huskies in Women’s National Cup Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email NewsBreaking newsBright bridges idea gets go-aheadBy Bernie English – January 12, 2015 805
The Notre Dame Gender Relations Center (GRC) will celebrate its 10th anniversary this Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Dooley and Sorin Rooms of LaFortune Student Center. The open house will consist of informational activities showcasing the work the GRC has done over the past 10 years and a hot chocolate bar, Danielle Aase, a student event coordinator with the GRC, said.Keri O’Mara “The GRC 10th anniversary celebration is not only a celebration of what the GRC has accomplished over the last ten years, but also a way for students to learn more about the history of the GRC and suggest ideas for conversations they would like to have in the future,” Aase said. “In addition to timelines detailing major GRC events over the last ten years, there will be whiteboards available for students to write what the GRC and healthy gender relations means to them.“There will also be a suggestions box for students to submit ideas for potential programs they would like to see in the future.”Past events have included distributing t-shirts in the dining halls and in LaFortune Student Center, Regina Gesicki, assistant director of educational initiatives at the GRC, said. The design included a depiction of a tree, with the branches representing the different topics the GRC focuses on and its anniversary year slogan, “Growing Healthy Relationships since 2004,” Gesicki said.“We’re planning events throughout the 2014-2015 academic year,” Gesicki said. “In the spring semester, we plan to host a panel discussion about the GRC’s … alum and staff who have shaped … its history.”The Gender Relations Center opened on a part-time basis in the fall of 2004 and became a full department in the Division of Student Affairs in the fall of 2005, Gesicki said. Heather Rakoczy Russell, the Pangborn Hall Rector at the time, served as the founding director, Gesicki said.“In the few years prior to the GRC’s founding, the first female student body president, Brooke Norton, and other campus student leaders had called for the creation of a University-sponsored ‘Center for Men and Women,’” Gesicki said.The difference between Notre Dame’s Gender Relations Center and other similar centers at other universities lies in the fact that the Notre Dame GRC focuses on both women and men.“This breadth is one unique aspect of the GRC,” Gesicki said. “Though loosely modeled on women’s centers at other top 25 universities, the GRC was, from the outset, meant to serve as a resource for all students at Notre Dame as they navigate healthy relationships, gender and sexuality within the Catholic character of the University.”The GRC is dedicated to promoting moral formation in order to create a healthy culture at Notre Dame, Gesicki said. It seeks to engage the campus in respectful dialogue and to build a community honoring the human dignity of all students.“As an office in the Division of Student Affairs, the GRC designs and implements programs about healthy relationships, gender and sexuality consistent with the Catholic character of the University,” Gesicki said. “It creates dialogue on campus by collaborating with student groups, other departments at Notre Dame and community organizations in South Bend.”Aase said she learned about the Gender Relations Center during freshmen orientation and knew right away she wanted to get involved.“I think the GRC is incredibly important because it facilitates conversations that I believe are necessary to have on campus – ones that help our community become stronger,” Aase said. “The GRC puts on programming about topics such as healthy relationships, sexual and gender identity and violence prevention.“I think educating people on these topics makes the community a healthier and more welcoming place.”Some notable milestones in the 10-year history of the GRC have included the transition from a part-time to a full-time staff, Gesicki said. By fall 2010, the GRC’s office space, programming and budget had all quadrupled from their initial size, Gesicki said.“We also expanded in ways that allowed us to delve further into the intersectionality of identities, with the hiring of an assistant director for outreach services, a position that included ‘Men & Masculinity’ initiatives in 2012, and assistant director for LGBTQ student concerns in 2013,” Gesicki said.The GRC also sponsors various training sessions for students, staff and faculty, Gesicki said.“We offer support and guidance to students as they seek to answer three important questions: Who am I? Who am I with others? Who am I with God?” Gesicki said. “We provide opportunities for leadership development through various roles in our student leader program: FIRE Starters, event facilitators and dorm commissioners, as well as student office assistants.“We strive to provide varied opportunities for students to learn to develop healthy and safe relationships, while acknowledging and lifting up the inherent dignity of self and other as those created in God’s likeness.”Tags: 10th anniversary GRC, Gender Relations Committee, GRC, tenth GRC anniversary
RelatedPosts Cleric urges Christians to avoid ill-gotten wealth to attain greatness in life It’s unfair to discuss 2023 election now, opposition tells Enugu PDP After 13 years of enmity, Enugu ex-Governors in closed door meeting Akwa Starlets Football Club of Uyo on Sunday won the 2019 edition of the Nigeria National League Super 4 Tournament at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Akwa Starlets defeated Adamawa United FC 2–0 in a tension-soaked match.The match’s first goal was an own goal by Daniel Nanushi in the 32nd minute.The second goal came through an Utibe Arit header to a corner-kick in the 68th minute.Speaking later, Caleb Osu, the coach of Akwa Starlets, said their victory was a dream come true.“This is because we prepared seriously for it, and God in His mercy gave us the victory.”Osu noted that he had a young and promising team which has a long way to go.“We will also go to the drawing board to fix lapses in the team ahead of the 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).”Also, Bello Muhammed, the coach of Adamawa United, said the tournament was a very good test and rehearsal for his team ahead of the NPFL season.“We are going home to fortify and prepare for the NPFL season ahead, since the tournament has given the team a test of what the upcoming NPFL season will look like,’’ Muhammed said.NAN reports that in the third place match played earlier in the day, Jigawa Golden Stars FC defeated Warri Wolves FC 2–1.Obiora Emeka scored in the 10th and 66th minutes for Jigawa Golden Stars, while Warri Wolves scored through a penalty kick by Charles Asemele in the second minute of stoppage time.Rabiu Tata, the Technical Adviser of Jigawa Goldern Stars, however lauded his players for performing according to instructions and giving a good account of themselves in the third place match.Tags: Adamawa United FCAkwa Starlets FCCaleb OsuDaniel NanushiEnugu StateNnamdi Azikiwe StadiumUtibe Arit
SERENA Williams made light work of Barbora Strycova to reach the Wimbledon final and stand one win away from a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title.The American was just too powerful for the Czech in a 6-1 6-2 win that set up a final against Romania’s Simona Halep.Williams, 37, said she tried to “tap into that younger Serena” in a dominant display that will make her the oldest Grand Slam women’s singles finalist.She took just 59 minutes to win and continue her bid for an eighth title.“It feels good to be back in the final,” said Williams, who was runner-up to Angelique Kerber last year and will be appearing in the grass-court showpiece for an 11th time on Saturday.Williams is aiming to draw level with Australian Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles and also win her first major title since becoming a mum in September 2017.In 33-year-old Grand Slam semi-final debutant Strycova, she was facing a player she had met three times before without dropping a set.And she was not going to spoil that record here, establishing breaks in the fourth and sixth games before taking the set with her 44th ace of the championships.While Williams is a firm favourite on Centre Court, the crowd wanted to see more of a match and cheered every half chance, net cord or winner that went Strycova’s way.But despite the support, the world number 54 seemed lost in the occasion and unable to turn to the serve-and-volley game that had served her so well in the dismantling of British number one Johanna Konta in the quarter-finals.Meanwhile,Simona Halep says she feels “mentally stronger” for the “big challenge” of facing Serena Williams in the Wimbledon final on Saturday.Halep beat Elina Svitolina 6-1 6-3 to reach her maiden final at the All England Club, where she will meet seven-time champion Serena Williams.The Romanian has won just one of her 10 meetings with American Williams, coming at the WTA Finals in 2014.“I will believe that I have my chance to win against her,” said Halep, 27.“Of course, I respect a lot what she has done and what she’s doing.“But now I feel stronger mentally facing her. We will see what is going to happen. It’s just a big challenge for me.”Seventh seed Halep – whose previous best finish at Wimbledon was reaching the 2014 semi-finals – wrapped up victory over Ukrainian eighth seed Svitolina in one hour 13 minutes.(BBC Sport)
South African actor Sello Motloung visited the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg to prepare for his role as Nelson Mandela in an upcoming movie, An Act of Defiance. The focus of the movie is Bram Fischer, the lead attorney for the Rivonia trialists in the 1960s.”There’s no better place to visit for in-depth research on the man and his journey,” said Motloung, following his visit.The foundation gave Motloung access to the audio records of “Speech from the Dock”, which Mandela delivered on 20 April 1964 during the Rivonia Trial. “Mandela’s 176-minute speech opened the defence case in the trial,” said the foundation.The movie is a co-production between South Africa and the Netherlands and is directed by Jean van de Velde. Peter Paul Muller takes the role of Fischer.On MandelaMotloung said he wanted to immerse himself entirely in Mandela’s journey. In doing this, he toured the foundation’s archives and permanent exhibition. It felt like he had visited Mandela himself, said the actor.”I had to suit the images and my dialogue with the life and energy that oozed through the recordings. Clearly, the man was way bigger than what one encounters in the media.”On Fischer“Bram Fischer, a white Afrikaner from powerful Afrikaner parentage, is one of the unsung heroes of the struggle for freedom in South Africa,” said Michael Auret, from production company Spier Films, speaking to movie news website, Screen Daily.”His work at the Rivonia Trial ensured that the leaders of the ANC of the time, including Nelson Mandela, lived to fight another day and ultimately lead a new South Africa.”After the Rivonia Trial, Fischer was also arrested and tried for conspiracy to overthrow the apartheid government. He was sentenced to life imprisonment.“One of those incarcerated with him was Denis Goldberg, the only white person convicted in the Rivonia Trial,” said the foundation. “Because of apartheid, he was not allowed to be held on Robben Island with Mandela and his other comrades.”An Act of Defiance is scheduled for release in March 2017.Source: The Nelson Mandela Foundation and SouthAfrica.info reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using SouthAfrica.info material
Take your After Effects knowledge one step further in part 2 of our 10 part After Effects Fundamentals video tutorial series. In this video tutorial we cover pre-comps, parenting and expressions.Welcome the second installment of our 10 part Adobe After Effects Fundamentals series. In Lesson 1 we learned all about the After Effects interface, shapes, effects and rendering. In this AE tutorial we will cover a few more essential concepts:Pre-compositionsParentingPick whippingBasic expressionsExpressions can be one of the most scary concepts to learn in After Effects, but worthwhile if you’re serious about motion design. If you are still confused after this tutorial check out our article on how to use expressions in After Effects. And of course, if you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments below.Best viewed full screen:We will post new lessons every Monday for the next 10 weeks. Check the Premiumbeat blog for future lessons. And while you’re there you can watch more After Effects tutorials, read the latest filmmaking news and pick up some post-production tricks.What did you think of this lesson? Have any questions? Ask in the comments below.
With the series tied at 1-1, New Zealand are more excited than tense at the prospect of winning their maiden ODI series in India on Sunday, said pacer Tim Southee.New Zealand came close to winning the series last year before going down 2-3 and now they have another shot at beating the formidable Indians in their own backyard.”No pressure, it’s more excitement I would say. There was an air of excitement around the guys today at training. Obviously, we feel freshened up after the day off yesterday. The series is on the line tomorrow,” said Southee ahead of the third and final ODI in Kanpur tomorrow.”That’s what we play for and like I said, good sides have come here and walked away empty handed. I guess it’ll be nice to seal the series here. But India are a tough team in their own conditions as they have shown that over a while,” he added.India have won their last six ODI series in a row after losing at home in October 2015, when they went down 2-3 to South Africa.The cooler weather means conditions here are different to what teams faced in Mumbai and Pune, and Southee said his team would have to adapt quickly to have any chance of winning tomorrow.”The beauty of a series is as it goes on it’s the same for both teams. You get more information about the opposition batters and there’s information going out there as well.”Obviously it’s a different ground and it offers different challenges, so if we can adapt to that quickly and see what is working then we’ll go a long way in terms of a good bowling performance,” he said.advertisementThe pacer himself is looking forward to bowling in the pleasant weather.”Training today was nice; it wasn’t too hot. We know that coming to India, the heat is always a challenge. What we experienced in Mumbai was something some of the players never experienced before — the humidity and the amount of fluids lost. Pune was relatively nice. It is different again here.”Six of the players in the New Zealand were playing with the A team in India before joining the senior squad. Most of the players anyway are familiar with the Indian conditions, thanks to the IPL.Asked if the current side is among the most prepared to tour India, Southee said: “We were involved in a lot of preparations coming into the series. Various guys were participating in different competitions around the world, be it in the Caribbean or in England or some of the guys on the A tour here.”Some of the guys had breaks too. We came together in Mumbai where we had two good warm-up games before that first one-dayer. India bounced back nicely. Now with the series on the line, as I said, a lot of good sides have come here and haven’t been able to move India over, so it’ll be very satisfying if we could do that tomorrow.”