Five-college consortium announce gender and diversity programme on Transgender Day of…

first_imgAdvertisement Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Twitter WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Print TAGSGender Equality Enhancement Fund 2020Keeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostTDOVTransgender Day of Visibility center_img Email Facebook 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 Previous articleMunster confirm signing of South African Jenkins and a host of new contractsNext article“There’s no second chances” – Irish Captain Ciara Griffin raring to go ahead of Six Nations opener Sarah Carrhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener A CONSORTIUM of five higher education institutions – Institute of Technology Carlow, Waterford Institute of Technology, Carlow College St Patrick’s Limerick Institute of Technology and Mary Immaculate College – has received funding from the HEA’s Gender Equality Enhancement Fund 2020 to roll out a gender identity and diversity training programme for staff in each of its colleges. IT Carlow will take the lead on the project entitled ‘The development and implementation of a gender identity, expression and diversity training programme for staff in Irish HEIs’. The project was awarded €30,000 from the HEA fund that was established to advance gender equality initiatives in Irish higher education.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up  The majority of the five partner institutions in the project are in the process of, or have already have developed, gender identity and expression policies and procedures.  The awarded programme is seen as contributing to ongoing progress in this area through dispelling gender stereotypes, enhancing and deepening awareness and capacity. The funding will be used to develop two distinct programmes: one for academic and professional management and support staff one for senior executive teams. Once piloted, the programme will be rolled out amongst the five partner institutions leading to the development and launch of a permanent resource that will be available for all staff. The programme will be delivered by ShoutOut, a charity that provides educational programmes in educational institutions in areas such as sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and intersex identity. The announcement today of the gender identity and diversity training programme coincides with Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV), established to show support of trans identities and reject transphobia. Institute of Technology Carlow will mark its solidarity and support for the trans community today by raising the flag associated with this day at the Haughton Building and by supporting a social media campaign that rejects transphobia.Colette Lane, Director of EDI and People, Institute of Technology commented, “We are delighted to have the opportunity to be able to develop and implement this training and very much appreciate the funding provided to enable us to achieve this”. LimerickNewsFive-college consortium announce gender and diversity programme on Transgender Day of VisibilityBy Sarah Carr – March 31, 2021 97 last_img read more

Cole handed FA fine

first_img But he was charged by the FA, which confirmed he had been fined with a short statement on its website. “Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today, Carlton Cole has been fined £20,000 after he admitted breaching FA Rules in relation to social media,” it read. “The West Ham United player, who was also severely warned as to his future conduct, admitted posting a comment on his Twitter account which was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper and/or brought the game into disrepute, in breach of FA Rule E3.” Cole, who is currently recovering from a hamstring injury that forced him off during the game at Tottenham, will look at Rio Ferdinand as an example of how to avoid future misdeameanours. The QPR defender was handed a three-game ban earlier this season for a second FA charge over social media activities – with the former England captain not contesting the suspension despite labelling the severity of the decision as ‘crazy’. Press Association West Ham striker Carlton Cole has been hit with a £20,000 Football Association fine after admitting breaching social media rules.center_img The 31-year-old, who was also “severely warned” as to his future conduct, had been charged following an exchange with a Tottenham supporter after West Ham’s 2-2 draw at White Hart Lane. Cole has well over 100,000 Twitter followers and was responding to a message from the Spurs supporter Stuart Hardy that said: “Hi @CarltonCole1 when your own team-mates don’t kick the ball out when you’re lying injured for 2 mins, you think it’s time to call it a day?”, Cole replied: “F off you c***” before later deleting the tweet. last_img read more

Defending champions W.1 go down to NZ in Under-19 World Cup opener

first_imgMOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand, (CMC) – Openers Keagan Simmons and Kimani Melius carved out contrasting half-centuries but reigning champions West Indies Under-19s suffered a disappointing start to their title defence when they went down to hosts New Zealand Under-19s by eight wickets here Saturday.Sent in at Bay Oval in the opening Group A clash, the Caribbean side raced to 123 without loss but a cluster of wickets in the middle overs hurt their momentum,restricting them to 233 for eight off their 50 overs.Simmons carried his bat for a top score of 92 not out while debutant Melius unfurled a stroke-filled 78 off 85 deliveries.Left-arm spinner Rachin Ravindra (3-30) and fast bowler Matthew Fisher (3-61) picked up three wickets apiece while left-arm spinner Felix Murray supported with two for 37.In reply, the hosts hardly put a foot wrong as they stormed to their target in the 40th over, with the exciting Finn Allen smashing an unbeaten 115 and Jakon Bhula, 83.New Zealand took charge from the outset with Bhula and Ravindra (16) putting on 46 from 60 deliveries for the first wicket before Allen arrived to put the result beyond doubt.The right-hander plundered 15 fours and two sixes in a 100-ball knock, dominating a 163-run, second wicket stand with Bhula who faced 105 balls and counted nine boundaries.Allen reached his half-century off 43 balls and raised three figures off 92 deliveries in the 37th over, with NZ already on the cusp of victory.West Indies had earlier made the Kiwis nearly rue their decision to field first when Simmons and Melius dominated the first half of the innings with their century stand.The left-handed Simmons produced a measured knock, facing 132 deliveries and striking seven fours and a six while Melius was far more expansive, crunching six fours and four sixes in an 85-ball outing.Melius started circumspectly, gathering a mere four runs from his first 16 deliveries before exploding with an extra cover-driven six off Fisher in the sixth over.He reached his half-century off 66 balls and continued to free his hands until finally departing in the 28th over, top-edging a slog-sweep at Ravindra to be caught by Bhula next to the square leg umpire.Bhaskar Yadram joined Simmons to add 22 for the second wicket before holing out to long on off left-arm spinner Murray in the 32nd over, sparking a slide which saw three wickets tumble for five runs in the space of 20 deliveries.Kirstan Kallicharan was lbw for two to a straight one from Fisher and captain Emmanuel Stewart followed in the next over, chopping on to Murray for one.Stumbling on 150 for four in the 36th over, Simmons and Alick Athanaze then combined in a 49-run, fifth wicket partnership to stem the flow of wickets.While Simmons anchored, the left-handed Athanaze was free-scoring, belting two fours and a six in an attractive 33-ball 26.They were setting the innings up nicely for a strong finish when Athanaze failed to clear the long-on boundary with Ravindra and was taken just inside the ropes in the 45th over.Simmons, on 75 then, stepped up his scoring but the Windies managed only 34 runs from the last five overs.SCORES in brief in the other ICC World Cup Under-19 matches:Afghanistan beat Pakistan by 5 wickets in a Group D match at Cobham Oval, WhangareiPakistan 188, 47.4 overs (Rohail Nazir 81, Ali Zaryab 30, Azmatullah Omarzai 3-34, Qais Ahmad 3-38, Naveen-ul-Haq 2-30)Afghanistan 194-5, 47.3 overs (Darwish Rasool 76 not out, Ikram Ali 46, Rahmanullah Gurbaz 31, Hassan Khan 2-45)Player of the match: Darwish RasoolBangladesh beat Namibia by 87 runs in a Group C match at Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln, Christchurch (20 overs per side)Bangladesh 190-4, 20 Overs (Mohammad Saif Hassan 84, Naim Sheikh Namibia 103-6, 20 Overs (Eben van Wyk 55 not out, Hasan Mahmud 2-12, Qazi Onik 2-14)Player of the match: Mohammad Saif HassanZimbabwe beat Papua New Guinea by 10 wickets in a Group B match at Lincoln No 3, Christchurch (20 overs per side)Papua New Guinea 95 all out, 20 Overs (Igo Mahuru 26, Wesseley Madevere 3-19, Milton Shumba 2-19)Zimbabwe 98 for no loss (Wesseley Madevere 53 not out, Gregory Dollar 48 not out)Player of the match: Wesseley MadevereToday’s fixtures:Australia v India, Bay Oval, Tauranga (Group B, day-night broadcast match)Ireland v Sri Lanka, Cobham Oval, Whangarei (Group D)Kenya v South Africa, Lincoln No. 3, Christchurch (Group A)WEST INDIES U19sK Simmons not out 92K Melius c Bhula b Ravindra 78B Yadram c Allen b Murray 11K Kallicharan lbw b Fisher 2*+E Stewart b Murray 1A Athanaze c Allen b Ravindra 26J Royal c wkp Chu b Fisher 7C Cooper c Watson b Ravindra 4N Young b Fisher 1R Alimohamed not out 1Extras (w10) 10TOTAL (8 wkts, 50 overs) 233Did not bat: A NeddFall of wickets: 1-123 (Melius), 2-145 (Yadram), 3-149 (Kallicharan), 4-150 (Stewart), 5-199 (Athanaze), 6-216 (Royal), 7-223 (Cooper), 8-224 (Young)Bowling: Sullivan 6-0-24-0, Fisher 10-1-61-3, Watson 5-0-28-0, Murray 10-0-37-2, Bhula 9-0-38-0, Boshier 3-0-15-0, Ravindra 7-0-30-3.NEW ZEALAND U19sJ Bhula c & b Athanaze 83R Ravindra c wkp Stewart b Alimohamed 16Finn Allen not out 115*K Boshier not out 8Extras (b1, lb2, w7, nb2) 12TOTAL (2 wkts, 39.3 overs) 234Fall of wickets: 1-46, 2-209.Did not bat: K Clarke, D Phillips, T Watson, +M Chu, F Murray, C Sullivan, M Fisher.Bowling: Young 5.3-0-37-0, Alimohamed 6-1-27-1, Yadram 5-0-27-0, Royal 10-0-55-0, Nedd 9-0-63-0, Athanaze 4-0-22-1.Points: New Zealand Under-19s 2, West Indies Under-19s 0.last_img read more

Little Silver Shopping Center To Get A Facelift

first_imgBy Jenna O’DonnellLITTLE SILVER – Plans to turn the borough’s dated Acme-anchored shopping center into a more modern and pedestrian-friendly downtown hub will soon be under way with a major makeover this summer.The busy plaza sees a steady stream of cars on a regular business day, but its meandering parking lot, subdued lighting and limited sidewalks aren’t currently optimal for pedestrians or cyclists looking to move between its shops. The parking lot is a key item that Ben Lucarelli hopes to change. Lucarelli is Fair Haven’s mayor, as well as a principle in Markham Prospect Associates, LLC, the company that owns the complex. He said the current look and layout had been largely unchanged since the shopping center was built in the late 1950s, and it shows.“We want to make the property more open and inviting for people to stay and congregate,” Lucarelli said. “We are really looking forward to turning this into a focal point for the community.”Plans for shopping center at 507 Prospect Ave. include updates to the façade of the buildings, a major reconfiguring of the parking lot, and landscaping work. The application seeks a number of variances to allow for a larger LED-illuminated sign to replace the current freestanding sign, and changes to the parking lot layout, as well as increasing the number of parking spaces from 169 to 195. The renovation plans incorporate both sides of Prospect Avenue with design elements intended to tie the two separate shopping areas together.Little Silver Acme’s outdated look and confusing parking lot will soon be a thing of the past. Photo courtesy of Jenna O’Donnell“What we’re shooting for has a Jersey Shore feel.” Lucarelli said. “We’ll soften up some of the hard spots and make more soft spaces.”Small business owners at the plaza said they were looking forward to the update.“I’m excited about the new look,” said John Sommers, owner of Olivia’s Trattoria & Artisan Pizza. He hoped that more pedestrians and cyclists at the shopping center would mean more hungry people stopping in for a slice or a sandwich. “I think it’s going to be good for my business,” he added.A few doors down, Craig Smith, who owns Pet’s General Store with his wife Kathleen, said he was happy with Lucarelli’s plans.“It definitely needs an update,” Smith said. “So we’re looking forward to it. It’ll be very nice when it’s done.”Little Silver Mayor Robert Neff said planners were supportive of the improvements being made in such a visible part of town.“We are really happy with the owners,” Neff said.Lucarelli presented plans to the Little Silver Planning Board in April and will seek final approval at the May 18 meeting. Once approved, Lucarelli said work should start within the next four weeks and be finished in time for Labor Day.“Hopefully on a nice, hot summer night kids will ride their bikes into town, get an ice cream or some dinner and then ride back home,” Lucarelli said. “The idea is to create a clean, inviting and well-lit place for people to congregate.”Correction: This story was updated on May 16. Under the proposal, the number of proposed parking spaces will increase, not decrease. Presently there are 169, and the applicant would like to create 195.last_img read more