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

USS Porter Sails into the Black Sea

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: USS Porter July 6, 2015 USS Porter Sails into the Black Sea View post tag: europe Authoritiescenter_img Share this article US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) entered the Black Sea, July 5, 2015, to promote peace and stability in the region.Porter’s presence in the Black Sea will serve to reaffirm the U.S. dedication and commitment toward strengthening the partnerships and joint operational capabilities amongst U.S., NATO and regional Black Sea partners.Porter entered the Black Sea in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.USS Porter (DDG 78), forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on a routine patrol conducting naval operations with allies and partners in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in order to advance security and stability in the Black Sea region.[mappress mapid=”16396″]Image: US Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Black Sea Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Porter Sails into the Black Sea last_img read more

Wilton select discusses Wilson Lake retaining wall project

first_imgWILTON – The Wilton Selectboard unanimously voted to enter into a mutual aid agreement with the Farmington Public Works Department at Tuesday night’s meeting.The focus of the agreement is for the towns to share manpower in case of an emergency whether it be extreme weather or COVID-19 related. It is a five year agreement.The Board unanimously approved the Mt. Blue TV annual budget.The studio, which is located on the campus of University of Maine at Farmington, opened back up to the public in September. JP Fortier, Executive Director of MBTV, told the board of planned upcoming programs.“We have a program we might be starting up at the Farmington Diner which is an oral histories project interviewing people around Franklin county kind of centered around stories around the diner,” said Fortier. “We’re thinking of calling that Coffee Connections. We’re also starting to produce the Simple Gourmet again with Stan Wheeler, which is a cooking show.”According to Fortier the station hasn’t made any significant budget changes.“Our budget is basically the same, all the staffing is the same,” Fortier said.The board considered two proposals for the Wilson Lake retaining wall project. It will rework the waterfront parking and walkway on Lake Rd. in Wilton.The first plan would have a walkway coming down Lake Rd. from the bridge that connects to the boat launch. It would extend down to the lakeside parking and pass in front of where cars would park in a newly paved lot.Town Manager Rhonda Irish described the first plan.“Putting in a lakeside approved paved parking lot instead of the lot we have now, but with diagonal parking for approximately 17 spaces,” Irish said. “However a railing would have to be erected there along the walkway.”Everything is essentially the same on the second proposal except for the parking, Irish said.“The difference in this plan is that the walkway would be moved out and there would be parallel parking instead of the vertical parking. With the parking being moved out they do not believe they would need a handrail,” she said.Selectboard member Tom Saviello was in favor of the first plan proposal.“I’m personally in favor of the diagonal parking, even though we have to have a rail,” Saviello said.Board member Tiffany Maiuri expressed skepticism regarding the potential fence and the view. Maiuri said that she would be in favor of plan A if it didn’t require a fence that would obstruct the view.The board doesn’t have the exact details regarding whether or not it has to be a fence or a small railing separating the walkway from the water. Irish is going to bring the board’s concerns back to the engineers to be addressed.The board also discussed the Kineowatha Park Long Term Care Plan. Frank Donald, the Parks and Recreation Director and Ken Sawyer of the conservation commission presented a summary of the plan to the board.The plan focused mainly on preserving lakeside trails, minimizing erosion and phosphorus runoff, to document and control invasive species, and address climate change concerns.“Many of these items are already being addressed,” Donald said.The board voted unanimously to approve the plan.The board also voted unanimously to approve the renewal of medical majiruana retail permits for Power Plant, Cannatopia and Rocky Hill.Calzolaio Pasta Company also had their on-premises liquor license renewal unanimously approved.last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Middle School Basketball Weekend Results At Columbus

first_imgThe 8th Grade Lady Bulldogs fell to 3-3 for the season with a tough loss on Saturday at Columbus 46-23.Scoring for The Bulldogs were: Katie Brewer 7, Catherine Raab 6, Kenzie Laker, Shalee Harrignton, Kerigan Hakamp, Paige Oldham, and Chloe Saler each put in 2.The 7th Grade Team lost.Come out and support them tonight for the cross town shootout against St. Louis.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Horn.last_img