Rathkeale history is up for discussion

first_imgNewsLocal NewsRathkeale history is up for discussionBy Alan Jacques – January 27, 2017 1223 TAGSlimerickRathkeale and District Historical Society Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash RATHKEALE and District Historical Society kick-starts its spring series with three talks of local interest this Friday, January 27.The first talk by Lorna Shier is titled ‘The Irish Palatines – Their Lifestyle, Survival and Contribution from 1709’.Lorna is a member of the Irish Palatine Association and holds an MA degree in the ‘History of the Family’ from the University of Limerick. Her final dissertation was on the theme of the Palatines and the audience can be assured of a scholarly and authoritative presentation.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The second talk, to be presented by Jim O’Riordan, is titled ‘A Stroll Round the Old Village of Cappagh’. A founding member of the society, Jim is a passionate historian with an encyclopedic knowledge and love for his local area. He is sure to hold his listeners spellbound with his gentle storytelling as he talks of Cappagh Castle, Cappagh House and the hangings at Cappagh Hill in the early 1800s. He will also speak of Lord Essex’s encampment in Cappagh Hill and the passage of Captain Going through Cappagh.The final speaker of the evening will be genealogist Gerard Greaney of Ardagh. His talk is titled: ‘Children for Sale: Ireland 1950-1955’. For most of the twentieth century children born to unwed mothers were treated appallingly in Ireland. Gerard’s talk will chart the lives of some of these children and how they became part of Ireland’s ‘banished babies’.Proceedings begin at 8.30pm in the Arts Centre located within the Rathkeale area offices of Limerick City and County Council.by Alan [email protected] Twitter 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 Email Printcenter_img Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articlePreston Reed: tunings and musings from the innovator/composerNext articleNew acute bed unit at UHL approved Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Renewed calls for independent radio to receive portion of the licence fee

first_img Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry A Fine Gael MEP candidate has said independent radio should receive a portion of the licence fee.Simon Harris says RTE is not the only broadcasting outlet that provides a public service and that Independent radio plays a vital role in the area.Over 2.5 million Irish people listen to local, independent radio stations everyday.Speaking to KCLR Radio, Simon Harris says broadcasting laws should be amended to allow Independent stations a slice of the licence fee.”I think this is a really important issue – we have a situation where, as taxpayers, we’re all paying a licence fee and we’re paying a licence fee for public service broadcasting” eh said.”The State-owned broadcaster RTE I believe do quite a good job in this country – but they’re not the only people who provide public service broadcasting”.”And in fairness to local radio, I think – particularly in this election, in the European elections – I’ve actually seen much more of a commitment to providing diverse views”.”And I think we need to seriously look domestically at the broadcasting act (and) amending it” he added. Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook News Twitter Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Renewed calls for independent radio to receive portion of the licence fee WhatsAppcenter_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp By News Highland – May 9, 2014 Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articleStrange feeling for Deignan ahead of Giro startNext articleBradley to miss championship and sign new soccer deal News Highland Pinterest Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Armed with a new ordinance, a small town in Florida fights back against hate

first_imgiStock(MIAMI) — Gabriel Groisman knows that his town wasn’t always welcoming to minorities.Until 1968, deed restrictions kept Jews and blacks from owning property in the seaside village of Bal Harbour, about a 45-minute drive north of Miami. It took until 1982 for blacks and Jews to be admitted to the town’s exclusive Bal Harbour Club, Groisman said.But Groisman, Bal Harbour’s mayor since 2016, is on a mission to reduce discrimination in his picturesque village of 3,000. His efforts could be a template for fighting hate crimes far beyond his tiny beach town.“As mayor, I want to take a step in the right direction,” he told ABC News.Elected at age 35 after two years on the village council, Groisman, who is Jewish, spearheaded the passage of a local hate-crime ordinance in 2017 that took the U.S. State Department’s 2010 guidelines on anti-Semitism and codified them into a section of the village code entitled “Consideration of Anti-Semitism in Enforcing Laws.”At its core, the ordinance defines anti-Semitism using real-world examples so village police can more easily determine if a hate crime has occurred against the village’s flourishing Jewish community. Examples of anti-Semitism outlined in the ordinance include making “stereotypical allegations about Jews … especially, but not exclusively, the myth about a world Jewish conspiracy or of Jews controlling the media (or) economy,” as well as “accusing Jewish citizens of being more loyal to Israel … than to the interest of their own nations.”Without such guidelines, Groisman said, police departments like his have had a difficult time identifying and investigating anti-Semitic acts.“This gives law enforcement the tools to make a determination of intent,” said Groisman, who believes it’s the first local ordinance of its kind. While numerous municipalities have hate-crime regulations that supplement federal and state hate-crime laws, Groisman said his is the first local hate-crime ordinance to specifically define anti-Semitism for the purpose of law enforcement.He said the new ordinance was especially important after the FBI reported that hate-crime incidents targeting Jews and Jewish institutions in the U.S. jumped about 37 percent between 2016 and 2017.The ordinance, Groisman said, allows law enforcement to protect free speech — yet when a crime like an assault occurs, it “can make a crime rise from a misdemeanor to a felony,” Groisman said.This month Bal Harbour police made their first arrest under the new ordinance, following a seven-week investigation into an alleged anti-Semitic attack.On March 22, village police responded to a report of a man shouting anti-Semitic slurs at two elderly Jewish couples who were wearing religious garb on the day of the Jewish Sabbath. Police say Daniel Starikov, 33, rushed toward the group, shouting, “You Jews, I’m going to get you,” while banging his fists together as though preparing to fight.A short time later, police say, Starikov encountered two more men in Jewish garb and he ran up and spit on them before running off.Authorities reportedly used video from a nearby surveillance camera to help identify Starikov, whom they arrested on May 15 and charged with one misdemeanor count of assault on a person 65 or over, three misdemeanor counts of assault with religious prejudice and two felony counts of battery on a person 65 or over with prejudice.Starikov’s attorney, Aubrey Webb, told ABC TV affiliate WPLG-TV that Starikov doesn’t have an anti-Semitic background.“He comes from a very nice family here,” Webb said. “They are saddened, they are outraged by what happened to these people and the allegation, and they just want help for Mr. Starikov … They are not anti-Semitic.”Starikov, nevertheless, faces hate-crime charges as a result of his alleged attack.The allegations against Starikov suggest “a pretty clear-cut case of anti-Semitism,” said Groisman, who explained that the village’s ordinance will be more helpful in situations when the perpetrator’s motivations aren’t so obvious.For example, “If someone is beating someone up while saying ‘Free Palestine’ on a college campus, the police officer has no immediate way of understanding, unless they’re really knowledgeable about what’s happening in the world, that this kid was just assaulted because he was Jewish, which makes it a hate crime,” Groisman told Israel National News at the time the measure was adopted.Ultimately, Groisman told ABC News, “Police officers just want clarity. When law enforcement is investigating a crime, this gives them a definition to refer to.”Other Florida municipalities have taken notice.Last year the Miami-Dade County Chiefs of Police Association adopted Bal Harbour’s ordinance for use by law enforcement in 34 cities in South Florida. Three months later, the South Carolina legislature passed a similar ordinance to help define anti-Semitic acts on college campuses statewide.“Gabe has moral clarity on this issue,” Miami Mayor Francis Suarez told ABC News.“It’s a trend that’s going to continue,” Suarez said of the rise of local hate-crime regulations. “We want to use our power appropriately and respect the principles that make our country great.”“It’s about doing something against the rise of anti-Semitism,” Groisman said. “What’s important is that even a small city can have an effect on the rest of the world.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Allstate RM Kellner Agency notches another win in BYSA Division 1…

first_imgNate Flores started in the net for Allstate before Ralph Mason took over due to a slight muscle pull. The two played admirably in bending but not breaking as Allstate found itself down by 3 goals before buckling down and to tie the score before the half.Once again, 4 players found the net for Allstate with Thomas Dorans leading the way with 4 goals and 2 assists. Mason has 3 goals before taking over net duties. Filip Milkowski scored 2 important goals for Allstate. Megan Feeley and Anthony Senerchia had a goal and 2 assists each in the 11-9 win over Shop Rite.Jordan Barreto, Noelle Breslin, and Megan Feeley excelled in defense for the RM Kellner Allstate Agency Team.last_img

BMV to begin offering appointments again for driver skills tests

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp BMV to begin offering appointments again for driver skills tests CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Google+ Pinterest Previous articleJackie Walorski is looking ahead to what’s next with the coronavirusNext articleKroger stores requiring customers to wear face masks beginning July 22 Tommie Lee Indiana’s Bureau of Motor Vehicles announced Wednesday that they will begin accepting appointments for driving skills exams again, in select communities, Thursday.The BMV began rescheduling those exams late last month for those who had appointments canceled due to the pandemic.All branches will follow CDC guidelines for safety and are expected to resume offering appointments by July 24th.You can learn more at the BMV website. Facebook Facebook Google+ Twitter Twitter By Tommie Lee – July 15, 2020 0 239 last_img read more

Bus driver reportedly attacks passenger for not wearing a face mask

first_imgOfficials in Homestead have arrested a bus driver after he reportedly attacked a passenger with a metal rod when the passenger took off his face mask while on the bus.The incident occurred on Wednesday at a bus stop in Key Largo just after 7:00 pm.Deputies with the Monroe County Sheriff’s office said the victim told them he initially entered the bus wearing the required protective gear, however, he removed his face mask to take a phone call and did not put it back on. The victim says when he stop arrived, he exited the bus and that’s when the bus driver Denys Santos, used a metal rod to point at a sign about face mask requirements.At that point, Santos and the victim got into an argument. The victim then exited the bus but Santos followed him and took a swing at the victim with the metal rod.Santos then got back on the bus and drove off but pulled over a short while where he was arrested.Santos is now facing aggravated assault charges.The Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works  has since released the following statement about the incident:“The safety of our staff and passengers is always our number one priority and we take this type of incident very seriously. For this reason, we have asked Safeguard America Transportation, the private transportation company that runs our bus route from Miami-Dade to Monroe County, to remove Mr. Denys Santos from the contract while this incident is under investigation.”“We do not condone the alleged actions by Santos, and we will continue to work closely with our contractors to ensure they are implementing the highest safety and operational standards while under contract for Miami-Dade County.”last_img read more