NICO Holdings Limited ( 2018 Annual Report

first_imgNICO Holdings Limited ( listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about NICO Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NICO Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NICO Holdings Limited (  2018 annual report.Company ProfileNICO Holdings Limited provides products and services for general insurance, life insurance and pension administration in the corporate and private sector of Malawi; with interests in banking, asset management and information technology services. NICO Holdings Limited operates in Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. It was established in 1965, and was the first general insurance company to list on the Malawi Stock Exchange. Its general insurance division covers segments that range from personal accident and household insurance to construction, engineering, professional indemnity, marine hull and cargo, fire and loss of profits. NICO Holdings Limited also offers insurance for individuals and corporate clients which includes endowment assurance and savings protection. The company has a corporate banking division offering standard products and services, aswell as solutions for foreign exchange, investment management and women business programmes. NICO Holdings Limited has invested in providing technology services to clients, including software and Internet systems and communication solutions, card technology and surveillance systems. NICO Holdings Limited is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Falsehoods, Sandy Hook and suing Alex Jones

first_img 1 COMMENT Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. By Enrique Armijo, Associate Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Elon University and first published on theconversation.comAlex Jones, a well-known media personality, falsely claims you were an accomplice in faking the murder of your own child.You sue him.It seems such a case should be easy to win, given the nature of those statements. But defamation law does not provide an equally easy answer.I am a legal scholar who studies the intersection between the First Amendment and online speech. A court battle now being fought illustrates the difficulties in winning such a case, and how the current law needs modernizing in order to address the needs of the aggrieved and the ways we talk about public tragedies.Sandy Hook: Fact and fictionHere’s the background: On Dec. 14, 2012, gunman Adam Lanza shot and killed 20 6- and 7-year-olds at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.For several years afterward, Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones questioned whether the shooting was faked by the Obama White House and co-conspirators in an effort to undermine gun rights in the United States.Among other statements, Jones claimed that the shooting was a “giant hoax,” was “staged” and had “inside job written all over it.” He claimed that traumatized families and students were “lying … actors” in front of a CNN blue screen during Anderson Cooper’s reporting from Connecticut. Jones compared the scene at the school to a Disney World hologram.Sandy Hook parents were also harassed online and in person as “hoaxers” and “crisis actors” by members of Jones’ audience.Alex Jones speaks during a political rally. REUTERS/Lucas JacksonIn 2017, a reporter on Jones’s show claimed that one of the Sandy Hook parents was lying when he said he held his son and saw a bullet hole in his son’s head since the slain students were identified via photographs. In fact, the coroner released the victims’ bodies to their families for funeral purposes, so the parent’s claim was true.So this spring, several of the parents of children who died in the shooting at Sandy Hook sued Jones for defamation.Narrow standards for defamationFor hundreds of years, the parents’ defamation claim would have been a simple one decided under state law. Jones’ false allegations that the parents lied would have been deemed harmful to the parents’ reputations; a jury would assume money damages were appropriate, and Jones would have had to pay.However, that changed in 1964 when the U.S. Supreme Court, in New York Times v. Sullivan, decided that the federal Constitution’s First Amendment required state courts to strike a different balance.Post-Sullivan, the First Amendment, which generally protects speakers from government interference, now had a significant role to play in defamation law, which has long given individuals the right to sue based on oral and written statements that harmed their reputation.In Sullivan, the court decided that where the plaintiff claiming she was defamed by a defendant’s statement was a “public official” – a politician or other high-level government officer – state defamation law had to be more lenient in order to protect the public’s right to vigorously discuss such people, even where statements in that discussion turn out to be false.The court carved out this leeway by changing the standard of proof that the public official plaintiff had to show as part of her defamation claim.Instead of simply showing that the defamatory statement was false, or showing that a reasonable speaker would have known the statement was false – which is the standard that still applies to private people in many states – the plaintiff had to show that the defendant either deliberately lied about her or seriously doubted the statement was true and said it anyway.That standard is known as “actual malice.”In other words, by protecting individuals’ rights to speak freely about people in power, the court promoted the democratic process at the expense of possible harms to the reputations of public officials.Ten years later, in Gertz v. Welch, the court extended the actual malice standard to a new class of defamation plaintiffs. The court called them “limited-purpose public figures” – otherwise private people who had voluntarily inserted themselves into controversies that were the subject of public discussion.These people, concluded the court, should, like public officials, also have to show actual malice in defamation suits. That’s because they assume the risk, the court said, of being talked about negatively and even falsely when they enter public debates “in order to influence the resolution of the issues involved.”But what if a person didn’t choose to be a public figure? Should they still be treated as one when they sued a speaker for defamation?The court said that “hypothetically, it may be possible for someone to become a public figure through no purposeful action of his own, but the instances of truly involuntary public figures must be exceedingly rare.”Count the families of the Sandy Hook dead among those rare involuntary public figures.Technology complicates defamationAs I’ve written before, the internet has changed defamation law in deep and meaningful ways.It has allowed prospective defamation plaintiffs to defend their reputations without resorting to lawsuits, by responding to stories about them online. Conversely, it has also helped authors correct disputed or false facts about story subjects more quickly and easily.But the internet has also undermined the court’s statement in Gertz that the problem of an involuntary limited-purpose public figure was unlikely to occur.By making public so much of daily life that was formerly private, the internet has made involuntary public figures out of many people who have suffered notable tragedies through no fault or risky behavior of their own.Mark Barden and Jennifer Hensel hold photos of their respective children Daniel Barden, 6, and Avielle Richman, 6, both victims of the Sandy Hook shooting. REUTERS/ Michelle McLoughlinAll of which brings us back to Alex Jones.In his legal defense, Jones will likely argue that the plaintiff-parents are limited-purpose public figures – that they have inserted themselves into the larger controversy around gun rights in the U.S. – and they should, therefore, have to prove that his statements about them were made with the knowledge that they were false.True, many Sandy Hook parents became vocal participants in the anti-gun movement in the wake of the tragedy. Several have sued the maker of the gun used in the shooting. Others have organized online to try and prevent future similar attacks, and gone online to call for greater gun control.But making such individuals prove actual malice in their defamation suit against Jones – a much tougher standard to prove – would get the First Amendment backward. It would stifle important responses to disastrous events in individuals’ private lives.It would encourage individuals to take the tragedies that happen to them and swallow them silently.No one would have volunteered for the kind of attention that the Sandy Hook parents have received. But if a court were to find that they were public figures because of that attention, then future parents might not speak out at all, which would do significant harm to the marketplace of ideas that the First Amendment is intended to promote.Parents have the right to decide whether to grieve their children publicly or privately and online or off. The degree of fault they might have to show in a defamation claim should not play any role in that decision. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here Some people are in such denial, and don’t believe anything, if it is something, they choose not to believe, for whatever reason. I hate the fact that “fake news” is constantly being stated by certain people, who try to alter the truth. How can someone actually deny that little school children died by being gunned down, and their lives taken away from them, and their loved ones forever on this earth…… I’ll never understand those kind of people, or their thinking. This “fake news” crud is getting ridiculous. Didn’t used to hear this malarkey. I know who is contributing to this crud, this plague on our nation, though!!!center_img Mama Mia Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! June 2, 2018 at 7:26 pm Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSAlex JonesSandy Previous articlePulse nightclub memorial opens todayNext articleNew hurricane season jeopardizes Caribbean recovery: 5 essential reads Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

House No.3 / Roza Atarod + Hesam Andalib + Mohammad Kazerani

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  Save this picture!© Farshid Nasrabadi+ 27Curated by Hana Abdel Share Apartments House No.3 / Roza Atarod + Hesam Andalib + Mohammad Kazerani “COPY” “COPY” Area:  540 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Photographs:  Farshid Nasrabadi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2019 CopyApartments•Isfahan, Iran ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Design Team:Mohammad Reza AsgarianProject Manager:Hamid JahandarPresentation:Alireza ZamaniCity:IsfahanCountry:IranMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Farshid NasrabadiRecommended ProductsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingCeramicsApavisaTiles – JewelsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. Building Specifics – The total area of the land for this building is 130 square meters and regarding the building rules of the city it can only occupy 80 sqm of the land to build 4 floors on the ground. There was a problem with the northern neighbor that prevented locating the stair box at the northern side of the land and its location was inevitably only possible on the south-west of the building.Save this picture!© Farshid NasrabadiSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Farshid NasrabadiGoing along with Architectural Hotspots – Isfahan is an ancient city that is a musume of historical monuments from the last millennium. Our idea is that designers and architects in cities like Isfahan can inspire from the nearest architectural monument, which we consider as an architectural hotspot, to design the exterior of their buildings. By doing so, every district can have a unified identity.Save this picture!DiagramFor this project, we were inspired by the Pigeon Tower’s interior structure as the nearest cultural hotspot to this building. At the end of the street where this project is located, there is a famous historical Pigeon Tower, where in the ancient times was built to be a place for providing pigeons a home. There has been another pigeon tower near the site of this project that has been demolished decades ago in favor of newer constructions. Save this picture!© Farshid NasrabadiInterior Design – Since the apartment is somehow small in size, the main principles in the process of interior design were: 1. Taking the maximum advantage of spaces available; 2- defining private, semi-private and public spaces inside the apartment; 3- bringing intimacy and peace in the interior through colors and forms.Save this picture!© Farshid NasrabadiProject gallerySee allShow lessDC 20 House / Wahana ArchitectsSelected ProjectsKampoong In House / Ismail Solehudin ArchitectureSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Isfahan, IranLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Fantoni, Knauf, AGT, Adobe, Agurati Brick, Robert McNeel & Associates, Tabriz Ceramic, Trimble House No.3 / Roza Atarod + Hesam Andalib + Mohammad KazeraniSave this projectSaveHouse No.3 / Roza Atarod + Hesam Andalib + Mohammad Kazerani Iran Architects: Hesam Andalib, Mohammad Kazerani, Roza Atarod Area Area of this architecture project Roza Atarod, Hesam Andalib, Mohammad Kazerani Lead Architects: Photographs Projects CopyAbout this officeRoza AtarodOfficeFollowHesam AndalibOfficeFollowMohammad KazeraniOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsIsfahanOn FacebookIranPublished on September 28, 2020Cite: “House No.3 / Roza Atarod + Hesam Andalib + Mohammad Kazerani” 27 Sep 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore 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 streamlast_img read more

Report from U.S. anti-war delegation: ‘Life calm in Caracas, people prepared for more struggle’

first_imgWorkers World managing editor John Catalinotto on March 16 interviewed Sara Flounders, co-director of the International Action Center. Flounders is in Caracas, Venezuela, as part of a solidarity delegation of a dozen anti-war leaders from all over North America, organized and sponsored by the U.S. Peace Council. Members of the delegation arrived in Caracas on March 9 and 10. As of March 16, they are still there, after American Airlines canceled their flights. A full list of the participants can be found at the end of this article.Workers World: Washington claims there is a “humanitarian crisis” with people starving in Venezuela. What have you observed?Sara Flounders:  Our delegation made a short video today to talk about the situation of the people we have seen here in which everyone said that life in Caracas is going on. People were eating ice cream in the street. No one looked skinny, let alone starving, and people were treating each other with respect. (See video: danger that still exists, as Eva Bartlett pointed out, is from the continued threats and actions by the U.S. government that disrupt Venezuelan society, plus the threat of military intervention. The people here are preparing for the next U.S. attack through their community councils, which are telling them to start storing food, water and batteries.Our delegation is committed to mobilizing back in the United States for the March 30 anti-NATO demonstration in Washington, D.C., that is now focused on telling the U.S. government: “Hands off Venezuela.”WW: You have been there during the power outage, right?SF: Yes, naturally this created big problems here. It started on March 7 with sabotage of the power station. It seemed to be solved by the morning of Saturday, March 9, but then went out again. Even government ministries were without power. Water can’t be pumped without power. There were long lines for people collecting water to drink, cook, wash and flush toilets. Water trucks went to street corners and to central distribution sites for emergency distribution. By March 14, after one week, the government managed to overcome the cyber terrorism. When you think how in Puerto Rico it took months and months to recover from the hurricane damage, this was pretty amazing.As important as the government’s quick repair was, however, it succeeded because the government and the population mobilized to resolve the everyday problems caused by the power outage. This mobilization also helped resist the rest of the sanctions and shortages the imperialist governments have imposed on Venezuela.WW: Were popular organizations called into action during the outage?SF: Community councils. First some background: Caracas is in the mountains. Cable car metros go to mountainous neighborhoods or barrios that surround downtown. This was a big accomplishment of the early days of the Bolivarian Revolution, to break the forced isolation in these working-class suburbs or shanty towns. We visited two of the larger barrios where it looked like there was 100-percent support for the revolutionary process. Catia, for example, is a poor mountainside district with 1.5 million people. Its January 23 neighborhood is where the late president and revolutionary leader Hugo Chávez is buried at a fort/mausoleum overlooking Caracas.Electric attacks impact plumbing, elevators, gas lines and more. So keeping everything running is based on the collective determination of the local community councils. A community council is a self-organized group of about 200 families. They apply for government recognition. Direct  government aid is distributed through these councils. Eight to 10 community councils make up a commune. People are elected at each level to these councils and the councils elect commune representatives to the National Constituent Assembly. This has created a functioning popular power base or network throughout the country. There are many immediate problems to solve. Involving everyone in the problem-solving empowers the population and energizes people to see this as a historic challenge.There are 500 communes. They are based in all the poor and working class communities and represent thousands of organized community councils. These coordinate their efforts to find workable solutions to the shortages that the imperialists’ internal sabotage has created in their efforts to create chaos and confusion.People’s militias, which are armed groups from the masses, function through these organs of Popular Power and coordinate with the Bolivarian Armed Forces. Tenacity and determination is the watchword!WW: Given the problems with inflation and the currency, how do the people, especially poor people, manage to get enough food?SF:  The government organization known as CLAP delivers boxes of essential supplies to community councils that service 6 million families. Almost all poor, working and out-of-work families receive these essential supplies of corn flour, cooking oil, beans, coffee, sugar, personal hygiene and essential paper products. Of Venezuela’s total population of 32 million, these 6 million families make up more than two-thirds of the people. Our young hosts in the solidarity organization here, COSI, need and rely on these basic supplies. Of course, the government has to have the food in order for CLAP to distribute it. The economic sanctions and actual theft of Venezuela’s wealth have prevented the government from purchasing much needed food abroad. The longer-term solution requires producing more food at home.That’s why our visit this week with the head of the Ministry of Urban Agriculture, Madeline Arias, and her staff was so fascinating. Totally organic gardens will produce 25 percent of Venezuela’s food needs this year, using backyards, empty lots, small greenhouses. Venezuela plans small agricultural production that is 100-percent organic and sustainable, and that requires the latest scientific advances. The Venezuelans are learning from Cuban, Vietnamese and Korean experts in small agriculture solutions who have had to deal with near-famine conditions created by U.S. wars and sanctions. The plans include up to one-acre gardens on rooftops and in backyards; up to three-acre gardens in empty lots. Also, fish farms are being developed to create more than 260 large fish ponds for protein and fertilizer. Rabbit raising is planned — it’s easy and clean, provides high protein, and you can feed the rabbits vegetable scraps.There are other, larger local farming efforts that are also 100-percent organic. There is an all-out effort to develop urban gardens to provide low-cost vegetables and fruit. WW: What is housing like in Venezuela?SF: Since 2016 the Maduro government has built 2.5 million new housing units all over the country, which can accommodate almost one-third of the population. This was also a big jobs program. New housing complexes come with surrounding services of schools, daycare, medical clinics, bakeries, groceries, cafes, playgrounds, transportation — as well as, most importantly, community gardens and greenhouses, etc. The recent U.S. sanctions have impacted hundreds of essential parts used in modern housing — just as sanctions first imposed by President Barack Obama in 2014 make it difficult to obtain necessary pharmaceuticals and medical equipment. WW: When is the delegation returning?SF: I was due back Friday night (March 15). Although life seems normal here, American Airlines has shut down its flights. All the flights out of Caracas are packed. I and some of the others might not return until Tuesday morning, March 19.We had an excellent two-hour meeting with President Nicolás Maduro that just finished. Since we can’t return for a couple of days we will go to an anti-imperialist demonstration here in Caracas tomorrow. We’ll report on these soon, wifi permitting. The U.S. Peace Council delegation consists of Bahman Azad, the organizational secretary of the U.S. Peace Council; Ajamu Baraka, national coordinator of Black Alliance for Peace; progressive journalist Eva Bartlett; Gerry Condon, president of Veterans For Peace; Darien De Lu, president of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom-U.S.; Miguel Figueroa, president of the Canadian Peace Congress; Sara Flounders, co-coordinator of the International Action Center; Margaret Flowers of Popular Resistance; Joe Lombardo, co-coordinator of the United National Antiwar Coalition; Sarah Martin of Women Against Military Madness; Daniel Shea, board of directors, Veterans For Peace; and Kevin Zeese of Popular Resistance.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Journalist dies of injuries a week after being shot

first_img News Organisation Reporters Without Borders is saddened to learn that Mohamed Mohamud Turyare, a 22-year-old journalist who was shot several times in the chest and stomach as he left a mosque on 21 October, died yesterday from his injuries in Mogadishu’s Madina Hospital.”Turyare’s death brings the number of journalists killed with complete impunity in Somalia to 17 since the start of 2012,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The toll on the lives of media personnel is unparalleled in the country’s history.”A webmaster and producer for Shabelle Media Network, Turyare had shown signs of improvement in his condition after undergoing surgery but it suddenly worsened yesterday afternoon, just as plans were being made to move him to a hospital abroad for further treatment.Despite the presence of members of the security forces outside the mosque at time of the shooting, Turyare’s killers have still not been identified. —–22.10.2012 – Radio Shabelle journalist badly injured in targeted shootingReporters Without Borders is deeply shocked by yesterday evening’s attempt to murder Radio Shabelle journalist Mohamed Mohamud Turyare, who was shot four times in the chest and abdomen by two gunmen as he left a Mogadishu mosque.He was rushed to the capital’s Madina Hospital, where he underwent immediate surgery. Doctors said after the operation that his injuries no longer posed a threat to his life.”Somalia has been Africa’s deadliest country for journalists for years,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “With 15 journalists killed since the start of this year, it now ranks alongside Syria as one of the two deadliest countries in the world for the media. “This latest attack on a journalist is a direct result of the permanent climate of impunity and hostility towards freedom of information that reigns in this Horn of Africa country.”Deloire added: “Members of the Somali armed forces were present during yesterday’s attempt to murder Turyare and fired back at his assailants. We hope the authorities will quickly take the necessary measures to identify and prosecute those responsible for this criminal act.”Shabelle Media Network, which operates a TV station and a news website as well as Radio Shabelle, has seen a total of eight of its employees killed in acts of violence since 2007. The latest was the journalist Ahmed Ado Anshur in May.Since the start of this year, there have been at least half a dozen cases of threats, intimidation and physical violence targeting journalists working for Radio Shabelle, which won the Reporters Without Borders press freedom prize in 2010. Photo : Rial Use – Mandatory credit AFP photo / AU-UN / Stuart Price SomaliaAfrica Help by sharing this information SomaliaAfrica News October 29, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist dies of injuries a week after being shot RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img Follow the news on Somalia RSF_en News March 2, 2021 Find out more RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region News Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia February 24, 2021 Find out more January 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Local free newspaper owner fatally shot at home, witness’s testimony awaited

first_img October 19, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Local free newspaper owner fatally shot at home, witness’s testimony awaited The motive for the fatal shooting of journalist and local free newspaper owner Wanderley dos Reis during an armed intrusion in his home in Ibitinga, in São Paulo state, on the evening of 16 October is still unknown, but the testimony of Moisés Fernandes da Silva, 20, who shared his house and who was present during the intrusion, may still shed light on the case.It was Silva who reportedly opened the door when he heard a man outside asking if he could speak with Reis. Three gunmen burst in, grabbed Silva and Reis, and shut them in a bedroom. At first they thought it was an ordinary break-in. But then, for still unclear reasons, the gunmen took Reis on his own to the kitchen. The subject of the ensuing conversation is not known. Then a gunshot was heard. It turned out that Reis had received a shot in the leg that severed the femoral artery. The gunmen immediately fled without taking anything. Reis was rushed to hospital losing blood and died the next morning.Aged 42 and a reporter specialising in politics and urban infrastructure, Reis was the owner of Jornal Popular News, a local free newspaper covering the Ibitinga area that appeared irregularly. It was opposed to Ibitinga’s current municipal authorities.As theft does not seem to have been the motive for the armed intrusion, Reporters Without Borders hopes the police will investigate the possibility that it was linked to Reis’s work as a journalist. We also look forward to learning what Silva told the police, who have so far refused to disclose his testimony for security reasons, and we offer our condolences to Reis’s colleagues and family.Last June, Reis interviewed the family of a local saint, Nelsinho Santana. He appears in this video: Help by sharing this information Organisation 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies BrazilAmericas April 15, 2021 Find out more to go further Follow the news on Brazil RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Newscenter_img May 13, 2021 Find out more Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil Receive email alerts News News April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Reports BrazilAmericas last_img read more

Bon Secours to sponsor children’s ‘Run for Fun’ on May Bank…

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Previous articleFirst Irish death from CoronavirusNext articleLimerick Chamber joins Government, Trade Unions & Employer Bodies in shared national effort to respond to COVID-19 Jack Neville Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement Facebookcenter_img TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostRun for Funrunning Email Bon Secours Hospital Limerick at Barringtons is delighted today to announce that it is renewing its sponsorship of the children’s ‘Run for Fun’ at the Great Limerick Run weekend.The announcement was made today at the Bon Secours Hospital Limerick by hospital Manager Jason Kenny and ‘Run for Fun’ CEO John Cleary. Also in attendance were Limerick hurling manager John  Kiely and players Diarmaid Byrnes, Will O’Donoghue and Declan Hannon.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The event will take place on Saturday, May 2nd at the University of Limerick.REPRO FREE 09/03/2020 Runners, from left to right, Dylan Barry, aged 7, Lucy Murray, aged 12, Alan Cleary, aged 12, Ella Barry aged 5, Dylan Gilmore, aged 12, Sam Gilmore, aged 10, and Kevin Kearns, aged 10, along with Limerick hurlers Will O’Donoghue and Diarmaid Byrnes and manager John Kiely. Photo by Diarmuid GreeneThe run, which is non-competitive, is for national school children (5-13 years) across multiple distances and suitable for all standards.  The sponsorship is another Bon Secours Hospital Limerick commitment to supporting activity in the county, following the signing of a three-year agreement last year to sponsor the Limerick senior  hurling club championshipSpeaking at today’s announcement, hospital manager Jason Kenny said:“We have a long running relationship with the Great Limerick Run weekend, having previously sponsored the Sunday event,  which is an incredible success in its own right, bringing over 14,000 people into the city on the May  Bank Holiday Weekend. It’s a huge boost for the city in terms of sports tourism and has been one of the stand-out individual elements that have combined into the great Limerick success story over the  past decade or so.“We were delighted to take up on the opportunuty to sponsor the ‘Run for Fun’ because it promotes healthy activity amongst children and that’s something as a healthcare provider that we are very keen to promote. Getting children involved in exercise can introduce them to something that will stay with them for much of their  lives and reduce health risks. It’s also good for their wider wellbeing, their confidence, things that are very important to work on from an early age.”REPRO FREE 09/03/2020 Runners Dylan Barry, aged 7, and Ella Barry aged 5, along with Limerick hurling captain Declan Hannon and Jason Kenny, Hospital Manager, Bon Secours Hospital Limerick at Barringtons. Photo by Diarmuid GreeneSaid John Cleary, CEO of the Great Limerick Run:“It’s essential when you are getting sponsorship partners on board that they are the right fit from the actual event’s perspective. Bon Secours Hospital Limerick ticks that box. It has a great heritage here in the city given the hospital’s origins here  and they are a healthcare provider operating to the highest standards.“We were delighted to have them as title sponsors of the Sunday event prior to this and delighted that they have stayed with us to sponsor this very important ‘Run for Fun’. It is what it says on the tin. We want to introduce them to healthy activity, to having fun doing it and that’s what the event is all about.“We’ve seen their delight at crossing the finishing line knowing, as they do that, it’s not a competitive event, that everyone is a winner. And we’ve seen the delight of their parents at watching the children getting out there, participating in such a healthy activity and enjoying themselves in the process.”REPRO FREE 09/03/2020 Runners, from left to right, Alan Cleary, aged 12, Sam Gilmore, aged 10, Dylan Gilmore, aged 12, along with Limerick hurlers Will O’Donoghue and Diarmaid Byrnes and manager John Kiely. Photo by Diarmuid GreeneSaid John Kiely, Limerick senior hurling manager,“As a school principal and someone involved in sport pretty much all my life, I’ve seen just how important participation in sport is, no matter what code it is. We have to encourage our children to be involved first and foremost.“It cannot be about competitiveness for them, it must be about fun when they are this stage of life. I commend John Cleary and his team for pulling this event together and Bon Secours Hospital Limerick at Barringtons for sponsoring it.“They have put their support behind Limerick hurling through their sponsorship of the senior hurling club championship over the past year m and they must be commended again on getting involved in another very positive Initiative with the Run for Fun.”The post Bon Secours to sponsor children’s ‘Run for Fun’ on May Bank Holiday weekend appeared first on Sporting Limerick. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp LimerickNewsBon Secours to sponsor children’s ‘Run for Fun’ on May Bank Holiday weekendBy Jack Neville – March 11, 2020 121 Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Gardaí investigating Letterkenny burglary

first_img WhatsApp Google+ Google+ Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Gardaí investigating Letterkenny burglarycenter_img Twitter By News Highland – February 4, 2020 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleInishowen crash victim namedNext articleCalls on NCT to ‘stop charging for a service they can’t provide’ News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Gardaí are investigating a burglary that occured in the Beechwood Road area of Letterkenny, between Wednesday the 29th of January and Saturday the 1st of February.It is believed that entry was given through a rear bedroom window of the house, and volt leads as well as a transformer box with “SFC” engraved on it were stolen.Anyone with any information about the burglary or the whereabouts of the transformer box can contact Gardaí at Letterkenny Garda Station on 074 91 67 100 or the Garda Confidential lineon 1800 666 111.last_img read more

Mimi Haley discusses Harvey Weinstein verdict and the ‘terrifying’ moment she took the stand

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Miriam “Mimi” Haley, who accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, said she felt “relief” at the outcome of the trial, which found the disgraced movie mogul guilty of criminal sexual assault and rape in the third degree.Haley (formerly Haleyi, but she said on the stand she changed her last name), a former production assistant who had worked on Weinstein productions, testified in a New York court that he assaulted her at his apartment in 2006, and the jury found that Weinstein forced a sex act on Haley.Haley appeared on “Good Morning America” with her attorney, Gloria Allred, Tuesday, discussing what it was like to hear that Weinstein received the two guilty verdicts.“I just sat down and I started crying,” Haley told “GMA,” noting she was in a coffee shop when she learned the news. “It was just a huge sense of relief, just a relief that the jury got it, that they believed me and that I was heard. … I was just grateful that they got it.”Weinstein, 67, was found not guilty of the more serious charges of predatory sexual assault and of rape in the first degree. The charge of rape in the third degree he was found guilty of came from Jessica Mann and came with sentencing guidelines of probation up to four years.Weinstein pleaded not guilty to all charges and has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex.Haley had taken the stand during the trial and was cross-examined.“It was terrifying, but after a lot of thought, I just felt that it was the right thing to do and something that I wanted to follow through with, so that’s why I did it,” she said. I also thank all the women that came forward before me that created this environment where I felt safe to speak out.Haley told “The View” the process has been “really draining and, frankly, terrifying,” especially as “it’s been dragging on.”“I also thank all the women that came forward before me that created this environment where I felt safe to speak out,” she said.The outcome in the Weinstein case is seen as a landmark moment for other accusers and #MeToo — a movement against sexual harassment and assault that gained viral attention after allegations against Weinstein were first reported in October 2017 by The New York Times and The New Yorker.“It gives me hope that we’re making progress [with] this verdict,” Haley said. “I just feel like we’re being educated about the reality of sexual assault and sexual assault victims.”This education includes, she said, the fact that many sexual assault victims “do know their attacker” and “have some sort of relation to that person.”“That brings with it a whole other layer of emotional confusion that you need to process through,” she said, adding, “I think we are getting rid of a lot of outdated ideas about these kind of assaults.”While Haley noted the progress the #MeToo movement has made has been “really amazing,” she said, “I don’t think that we should be telling people, for example like Harvey Weinstein’s attorney, ‘Don’t put yourself in that position.’”Weinstein’s attorney Donna Rotunno said in an interview with The New York Times earlier this month that she has never been a victim of sexual assault, “because I would never put myself in that position.”“I think we should be focusing on, like, ‘don’t rape people,’” Haley said. “If they come to your house, don’t rape them. If they come to your hotel, don’t rape them.”She said the focus needs to shift “from constantly victim-blaming” to “the actual person who committed the crime, taking responsibility for their choices.”“The story of Harvey Weinstein is in so many respects the story of a long and unsuccessful fight for any kind of accountability for someone so powerful,” Ronan Farrow, one of the journalists who reported on the extensive allegations against Weinstein, told “GMA” Tuesday.“A lot of the stories have been not just about the allegations but about the tactics used to dodge accountability including in the criminal justice system,” he continued.Weinstein faces up to 29 years behind bars. He is expected to be sentenced next month.Haley’s attorney, Allred, praised her client on “GMA” Tuesday morning, calling her “brave” and “courageous.”“Mimi had to face very intense cross-examination on the stand and she had to take the oath and swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help you God, and then hours and hours of cross-examination,” Allred said, adding that she was also proud of her clients Lauren Marie Young and Annabella Sciorra, who both also testified at the trial.Sciorra accused Weinstein of raping her in the 1990s as part of prosecutor’s attempt to prove a pattern of predation. He was ultimately found not guilty of two charges of predatory sexual assault.“It’s a very high burden of proof, guilt beyond a reasonable doubt and she told her truth,” Allred said of Sciorra. “She stood in her truth. She refused to be intimidated and she was very authentic and many people said she was an exceptional witness in this courtroom so she did what she had to do and that’s what’s important.”Allred went on, “This is about the empowerment of women, about women refusing to stand silent when they have been the victims of gender violence and he could face a sentence because of Mimi’s courage of 10 to 25 years in prison and then he has to face the L.A. charges so he may never come out of prison.”Haley said she will take the opportunity to speak at Weinstein’s sentencing.“I do intend to do that,” she said. “I’ll figure out what I’m going to say.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Staff favour car sharing scheme

first_imgNearlyhalf of UK workers would be more likely to work for an employer who offered aneasy-to-use car-sharing scheme, according to research.Asurvey by reveals that transport problems cost UK business £5bn a yearin lost productivity, but currently only 5 per cent of people share a car towork.Thesurvey finds that workers in Wales are most likely to want to car share, with60 per cent of people preferring to work for an employer who offered a scheme. Theproposal is least popular in the south of England, where the figure drops to 39per cent. The research indicates that men (48 per cent) would be slightly morein favour of the scheme than women (44 per cent). Directorof Paul Rapacioli said introducing such schemes would directlybenefit employers: “Employees tell us that organisations who helped set upcar sharing schemes would directly gain through better attraction and retentionof staff, as well as strengthening the ‘informal network’ within the company.”Thereport claims reduced congestion would in turn lessen lateness and transportstress, as well as reducing petrol consumption.Therehas been an increase in the number car-sharing plans over the past two years –largely because of the Government’s 20-Year Transport Plan, launched in July2000.Theplan made it mandatory for all local councils and NHS trusts to have a separateTransport Plan. This has had the knock-on effect of more local councils makingseparate Transport Plans a compulsory part of applications for new officecomplexes.SimonCollings, transport programme manager for the Energy Efficiency Best PracticeProgramme, claimed HR should be more involved. Hesaid: “Given the clear benefits car-sharing offers to recruitment andretention, I think this is a lost opportunity for HR professionals.” Reade Staff favour car sharing schemeOn 18 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more