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 Carr 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

How to prevent and detect against referral marketing scams

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » A concern that we frequently hear from our prospective and current customers is how to prevent gaming in their referral program while giving legitimate customers a positive referral experience. Referral marketing scams, such as gaming or fraud, can occur when someone is issued a reward for an action that doesn’t qualify. Examples of this might include:Someone receiving referral benefits or rewards when he or she is not an existing customer or haven’t been referred by an existing customerExisting customers receiving referral benefits or rewards by referring themselvesSomeone making a purchase and returning the purchase OR opening an account and closing/cancelling the account after receiving a referral rewardEmployees earning rewards for referring new customers when their employer has not approved that activitylast_img read more

Gleaners Pantry in Greensburg for Seniors on Monday

first_imgGreensburg, IN—Gleaners Food Pantry will be at the First Christian Church in Greensburg on Monday, April 27 from 10 am to noon for anyone 55 or older.  A Community Pantry event will be hosted by Gleaners for any age on May 4 from 4 to 6 pm at the Greensburg Elementary School.last_img

LA Healthy Kids Fair promotes healthcare education

first_imgThe L.A. Healthy Kids Fair, hosted by WorldMed, promoted healthcare education to elementary school children and their families Sunday in Alumni Park.The fair aimed to provide a fun and informative day for elementary school children and their families through activities and informational stands.According to their Facebook page, WorldMed is a student organization based at the Keck School of Medicine dedicated to learning about health issues, raising awareness about these issues in communities in order to enact change.As the co-director of philanthropy of the graduate division of WorldMed, Briana Shipley, a graduate student in the masters of science in global medicine program, was one of the main coordinators of the event.“A lot of what we learn in our classes is that a big problem within healthcare isn’t just access, it’s education within access,” Shipley said. “So we wanted to give an opportunity to the community, kids and their families, to learn how to improve their health care as well as have fun.”Johara Morovati, treasurer for the undergraduate division of WorldMed, also agreed that in helping the graduate part of WorldMed with their events, the USC community can better promote healthcare education in the surrounding community.“I hope that [participants] gain a better understanding on how to improve their health from various aspects and also know that it’s feasible,” Morovati said.The fair featured five different stations: nutrition, mental health, diabetes, oral health and myths. Children learned through various activities at each of the booths.Ada Okoye and Diana Xu, juniors majoring in business administration, volunteered at the nutrition booth, which had boxes of cereal designed to teach children and their families healthy eating.Okoye, who learned about the event through the Black Alumni Association, volunteered because she thought it was important to educate children about nutrition and exercise as early as possible.“I thought it was a good opportunity because I’m really into health and fitness,” Okoye said. “It’s really important for children to learn it at a young age because I don’t think I had that until it came to me in college. When you start earlier, it’ll help you live a healthier lifestyle earlier on.”Xu, who learned about the event through Circle K, agreed, saying she hopes families learned how important it is to be healthy.“Nowadays, I feel like a lot of kids are on their electronic devices which we never had when we were their age,” Xu said. “It’s especially important to learn nutrition and exercise.”Okoye and Xu were two of many people who volunteered to work at the various stations. Shipley appreciated the Trojan Family’s enthusiasm for their program.“It was very nice to have so many volunteers sign up,” Shipley said. “For us, it isn’t just about the community — we also wanted to bring [the Health Sciences Campus] and [the University Park Campus] together and be a more cohesive force.”In addition to the health education initiatives, WorldMed integrated other activities for the children to promote a healthy lifestyle. The event also included food, raffle prizes, giveaways and a photobooth. Students from the Glorya Kaufman School of Dance explained the benefits of dance and music at their booth, and student-athletes played games with the children.“If it’s not fun, then people are not going to want to improve and implement what they learn in their own lives,” Shipley said.To market their inaugural Healthy Kids Fair, WorldMed reached out to local institutions including schools in South and East Los Angeles areas, Boys and Girls Clubs and USC resources such as the JEP house and outreach coordinators at the Health Sciences Campus.Shipley hopes that at the end of the L.A. Healthy Kids Fair, families take away lessons on how to live a healthy lifestyle.“We want them to realize that living a healthy lifestyle is very doable,” Shipley said. “It doesn’t matter what your socioeconomic status is or how much time you have. It’s something that you have to make a priority.”last_img read more

Black Stars captaincy rift triggers ‘bring back Stephen Appiah spirit’

first_imgWith the choice of captain of the national football team, the Black Stars, stirring controversy, the leadership qualities of former skipper has been held out as a shining example.Former spokesperson of the Ghana Football Association Randy Abbey explained, for Stephen Appiah, there was no fixation about holding down the captain’s armband.Ghana’s campaign to conquer African football is shaping up by off-field controversy, sparked by the Black Star’s star man Asamoah Gyan who announced he was pulling out of the squad.The decision was in reaction to coach Kwesi Appiah’s decision to pass on the captaincy to 29-year old Andre Dede Ayew, son of former Black Stars captain and former African Player of the Year, Abedi Pele.Photo: Coach Kwesi AppiahGyan would later do a u-turn after President, Nana Akufo-Addo intervened. Kwesi Appiah has named him in his 29-man squad and confirmed the 33-year old striker won’t captain the team after a seven-year hold on the role. The controversy has raised concerns the team to conquer Africa at AFCON tournament in Egypt has not conquered its internal rifts.Discussing the controversy on JoyNews analysis program, Newsfile Saturday, Randy Abbey expressed disappointed in the unfolding events.The football insider and one-time member of the Black Stars management team revealed, managing the players has always been a herculean task.‘It is about egos’, he said and warned Ghanaians would learn to their shock, player issues, management have to deal with within the Black Stars.But he doffed his hat to former Juventus player, Stephen Appiah who captained the Black Stars to Ghana’s first-ever appearance at a World Cup. He said as his career petered out, Stephen Appiah still captain of the Black Stars would be sitting on the bench while his compatriots battled on the field.When he would be called in to make a contribution as a substitute during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Stephen Appiah would not insist on wearing the band.“There were some occasions, he did not even take the band. There were times that he took, there were times that he asked John to keep it”Raving on, Randy Abbey explained Stephen Appiah would never as captain enter into a negotiation or discussion with management alone.“You won’t get him to come and negotiate one on one,” he said and explained he always brought along a group of senior players – Michael Essien, Sulley Muntari, John Mensah, Richard Kingson and Asamoah Gyan. Photo: L-R Stephen Appiah, John Mensah, Asamoah GyanRandy explained, this group were tough to negotiate with and on some occasions, the captain Stephen Appiah would not even speak.“Stephen is a different player,” panelist Edudzi Tameklo contributed. ‘He was an outstanding player,” a lawyer and former sports reporter Robert Nii Arday Clegg a panelist also added.Stephen Appiah who played for eight foreign teams is now a technical coordinator for the Black Stars.Ghana have been drawn in Group F for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt alongside defending champions Cameroon.  Guinea-Bissau and Benin are the other teams, making it an all West African group. Kwesi Appiah’s men will be based in Egyptian citiy, Ismailia, and will begin their tournament against Benin on Monday, 25 June.last_img read more

Asmir Begović is ‘The Idol of the Nation’ for 2012/2013

first_imgSports news portal has organised an event to select the best football player of BiH in the season of 2012/2013, and the best of the best was given the title ‘The Idol of the Nation’, reports sportsport.baThis year’s idol is goalkeeper of BiH national football team and of English club ‘Stoke City’ Asmir Begović who was selected by the expert jury of sport journalists.The best football player of BiH Premier League is the football player of Čelik, Saša Kajkut, while the best coach of BiH is Safet Sušić, and the best coach of BIH Premier League is Amar Osim.The best foreign player of BiH Premier League is Miloš Vidović, the most organised club ‘Široki Brijeg’.Apart from receiving the award from the expert jury, Begović received the award of the audience who had 4272 votes, while  Miralem Pjanić ahd 1971 votes.On that occasion, Begović said that it is a great honour for him to receive the award and thanked everyone.(photo: fmscout)last_img read more

Man United statement on Louis Van Gaal

first_imgLOUIS VAN GAAL STATEMENTIt has been an honour to manage such a magnificent club as Manchester United FC, and in doing so, I have fulfilled a long-held ambition.I am immensely proud to have helped United win the FA Cup for the 12th time in the club’s history. I have been privileged during my management career to have won 20 trophies but winning the FA Cup, which is steeped in so much history, will always be one of the most special achievements of my career.I am very disappointed to be unable to complete our intended three-year plan. I believe that the foundations are firmly in place to enable the club to move forward and achieve even greater success.I hope that winning the FA Cup will give the club a platform to build upon next season to restore the success that this passionate set of fans desire.Having managed in Holland, Spain and Germany, I had always hoped for the opportunity to manage in English football and be part of English culture. Both of these experiences have lived up to expectations and been fantastic.I thank my players and wish them well for next season. It has been a pleasure to work with them and it has been particularly rewarding to see so many young players take their chance to break into the first team and excel. I look forward to watching the continued development of these young players next season.Thank you to the owners and board of Manchester United for giving me the opportunity to manage this great club.Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP |Louis van Gaal’s sacking as Manchester United manager was finally confirmed on Monday, as the Premier League club announced the Dutchman had left with immediate effect. MANCHESTER UNITED STATEMENT(NYSE: MANU) Louis van Gaal is to leave Manchester United, with immediate effect. Van Gaal had appeared certain to lose his job since reports leaked out after United’s FA Cup final victory against Crystal Palace on Saturday that former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was being lined up to replace him.Van Gaal out: Photo by MAN UNITED“I would like to thank Louis and his staff for their excellent work in the past two years culminating in winning a record-equalling 12th FA Cup for the club (and securing him a title in four different countries),” United’s executive vice chairman Ed Woodward told the club’s website Executive vice chairman Ed Woodward said: “I would like to thank Louis and his staff for their excellent work in the past two years culminating in winning a record-equalling 12th FA Cup for the club (and securing him a title in four different countries). He has behaved with great professionalism and dignity throughout his time here. He leaves us with a legacy of having given several young players the confidence to show their ability on the highest stage. Everyone at the club wishes him all the best in the future.”A decision on a successor as manager will be announced soon.last_img read more

NOVA School Presents “In The Middle”

first_imgFacebook18Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by NOVA SchoolIn the Middle, an original play which debuts at NOVA School on Thursday, March 6, wrestles with universal issues of adolescence. It has been a middle school student production not just “in the middle,” but from the very beginning.Anticipating this year’s play in NOVA’s three-year cycle of comedy, then drama, then musical, students last spring asked NOVA’s Drama and History Teacher Jason Sieling what musical was on deck for 2014. Sieling joked, “Oh, we’re going to write our own musical!“Then, the more I thought about it, the more I thought, ‘This could work,’” Sieling said.The process began in October, with more than a third of NOVA’s 106-member student body showing up for the first brainstorming session. NOVA is an independent middle school for highly capable 6th through 8th graders.Sieling asked students to submit parts of a script, prompting them with questions about middle school issues, struggles and highlights.“They’re at that age where they’re just beginning to break away from their parents, they’re caught between friends, they’re becoming aware of who they are and where they want to be in the social strata. They’re caught between childhood and growing up,” Sieling said. For weeks, students turned in pages of dialogue, which gradually developed into scenes. NOVA Strings and Choir Teacher Jennifer Grady reviewed students’ suggestions for popular songs and selected those which relate thematically to the play. Since January, Sieling and Grady and a swarm of students meet most days after school to rehearse, build sets, and practice the technical aspects of stagecraft.“This is such a rich experience to explore both academic and nonacademic development,” said Barbara Mitchell Hutton, NOVA Head of School. “As one example, the kids did the math for set design, transferred the plans to the wood and other materials, built the sets, developed a working team, all while music blasted in the background!”“I really enjoyed the writing process,” said Liam McFarland, 12, a NOVA sixth grader who is a writer and performer.“I enjoyed creating my character,” said Becca Barer, 13, a seventh grader. “I liked the control over the play, and thinking of jokes that everybody gets.”Set crew shared that they kept adult audience members in mind as well as their own peers. “We had to think about how kids and adults see middle school differently,” said one technician. “Adults think of chalk boards and pencils. Kids think of white boards and computers.”Sieling said the play will appeal to “anyone who remembers middle school.” Performances are at 7 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, March 6-8, with a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee, at NOVA Middle School, 2020 22nd Ave. S.E.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


first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES RAFAEL BEJARANO, MIDNIGHT STORM, WINNER: “The track has been playing fast since earlier today. I knew I had to put my horse on the lead. I needed a good start and when I put him on the lead I felt the pressure right away. Dalmore was right next to me, chasing me the whole way. I kept him on the lead but tried to give him a breather at the half-mile pole. At the three-eighths I knew he would keep running. He loves to be on the lead and he always gives me something else.” TRAINER QUOTES TYLER BAZE, ACCELERATE, SECOND: “He’s going to be a super horse, I really mean that. I think John’s going to try blinkers next time and we’ll try to get him into the race a little sooner. He’s going to be a special horse.”center_img PHIL D’AMATO, MIDNIGHT STORM, WINNER: “I thought he would love the surface. They were going fast. I saw forty-five and 1:08 and change but he dug in there gamely and held them off today.“We were going to the lead, whether Arrogate was in or not. Rafael followed the game plan. We thought Accelerate would be the one pressing us, not Dalmore, but it still worked out and he maintained through some grueling fractions and he showed his class in the stretch.“Obviously, Arrogate scratching improved our chances of winning today. In my eyes, that horse is the Horse of the Year. At the same time, there’s a bit of you that wants to test your horse against the best and see where you stand but I’m very happy with my horse’s performance.” NOTES: The winning owners are Alex Venneri of La Canada, CA, who races as Venneri Racing, Inc. and Little Red Feather Racing.last_img read more