West Limerick women support 16 Days campaign

first_imgLinkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up WEST Limerick women came together to show their support this week for the 16 Days Campaign to help break the silence around domestic violence.Staff of West Limerick Resources and members of the Newcastle West community joined staff of the West Limerick Primary Health Care Project for Travellers at a coffee morning as part of the 16 Days of Action Opposing Violence Against Women.Since its inception in 199, more than 5,179 groups in 187 countries have taken part in the campaign. In Ireland last year, more than 140 groups – including the West Limerick Primary Health Care Project for Travellers – took part in the National Balloon Action or organised other events as a show of support.According to Women’s Aid, one in five women in Ireland experience domestic abuse during their lifetime, and it is estimated that 213,000 women in Ireland are living with severe abuse from their boyfriends, husbands and partners.Community Health worker, Nora Harty said, “Domestic abuse affects all walks of life, women from different communities, cultures and ethnic groups. It is important that we all play our part in raising awareness about domestic abuse which is the use of physical or emotional force or the threat of physical force, including sexual violence in close adult relationships.” Facebook NewsLocal NewsWest Limerick women support 16 Days campaignBy Alan Jacques – December 11, 2014 676 Advertisement Print Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories TAGS16 days of Action Against Violence Against WomenlimerickNewcastle WestWest LimerickWest Limerick Primary Health Care Project for Travellers center_img Email Previous articleBusy night for emergency servicesNext article125 new jobs on the way Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

99th anniversary of first world title fight

first_imgYESTERDAY (Thursday) marked the 99th anniversary of the Jack Dempsey versus Georges Carpentier bout. On July 2, 1921, the first official world championship endorsed by a global organisation took place and the World Boxing Association -known as the National Boxing Association (NBA) at that time- sanctioned the title. Previously champions were recognized by public acclamation.Over the years this model has been adopted by other boxing organizations to make boxing what it is today. The bout took place in New Jersey, and Dempsey won the WBA heavyweight title.At the time of the fight, Dempsey was 26 years old. He is also a WBA icon who represents the values and work that have been undertaken over the years to develop the sport. He started it all and leads a list of great fighters who have worn the black and gold belt over the years.This is a special day, not only for the WBA, but for boxing, because it commemorates a historical achievement for both the organization and boxing in general. (Fightnews)last_img read more

CHAN 2016: The high profile casualties who didn’t qualify

first_imgFourteen teams have qualified for the 2016 edition of the African Nations Championship in Rwanda, with two more spots still up for grabs.The qualified teams include: Angola, Congo DR, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and hosts Rwanda.Among the casualties are Senegal, knocked out, but on away goal rule, following a 3-3 aggregate draw with Guinea. Togo were eliminated after losing 3-1 on aggregate to Niger Republic.Uganda did the double over Sudan and won 4-0 on aggregate, while Zambia recorded a 4-1 win over Mozambique in the two legs. Nigeria survived a second leg penalty to draw 0-0 with Burkina Faso and ensure a 2-0 aggregate win, while Mali continued their fantastic form in the continent’s football to qualify ahead of Mauritania. South Africa, who lost 2-3 to Angola on aggregate, in a tie in which both teams lost their home ties. In North Africa, Morocco and Tunisia are also through the finals.Meanwhile, Ghana and Cameroon will know their fate in the coming weekend when they face Cote d’Ivoire and Congo respectively.Ghana beat the Ivoirians 2-1 in the first leg in Kumasi, while Cameroon and visitors Congo drew 0-0. QUALIFIED TEAMS IN BOLD LETTERSAngola (beat South Africa 3-2 on agg), Zambia (beat Mozambique 4-1 on agg), Uganda (beat Sudan 4-0 on agg), Niger (beat Togo 3-1 on agg), Gabon (beat Chad 2-1 on agg), Nigeria (beat Burkina Faso 2-0 on agg), Zimbabwe (beat Lesotho 4-2 on agg), Guinea (beat Senegal on goal difference after 3-3 on agg), Ethiopia (beat Burundi 2-3 on agg), Mali (beat Mauritania 3-2 on agg), Congo DR (opponents Central African Republic withdrew), Morocco, Tunisia (qualified from North African group), Rwanda – HostsCote d’Ivoire vs Ghana TBD (Ghana won 2-1 in the first leg.)Congo vs Cameroon TBD (Both drew 0-0 in Cameroon in the first leg.)– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more