Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ug) 2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileUchumi Supermarket Limited is the oldest retail supermarket chain in Kenya selling fresh produce and quality merchandise, with an extended footprint in Tanzania and Uganda. The company has retail outlets in Nairobi, Meru, Eldoret, Kericho, Mombasa and Kisumi; ranging from hyper branches to express convenience stores. Uchumi Supermarket is primarily known for stocking fresh fruit and vegetables, breads and pastries and a range of local merchandise. Subsidiaries include Uchumi Supermarkets (Uganda) Limited and Uchumi Supermarkets (Tanzania) Limited. Kasarani Mall Limited is a subsidiary company engaged in property management. Uchumi Supermarket Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange
Kenya Airways Limited (KQ.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about Kenya Airways Limited (KQ.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Airways Limited (KQ.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Airways Limited (KQ.ke) 2014 abridged results.Company ProfileKenya Airways Limited is the flag carrier airline of Kenya operating domestic, regional and international flights to destinations in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe. The company was founded in 1977 after the dissolution of East African Airways and was wholly-owned by the government of Kenya until 1995 after which it was privatised. Kenya Airways is a public-private partnership where the largest shareholder is the government of Kenya (48.9%). Kenya Airways wholly-owns Jambojet, a low-cost carrier which was created in 2013; and African Cargo Handling Limited. Companies partly owned by Kenya Airways include Kenya Airfreight Handling Limited (51%) which handles perishable goods cargo; and Precision Air (41.23%) which is a Tanzanian carrier operation. Kenya Airways head office is in Nairobi, Kenya with its main operations based in Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Kenya Airways Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
Melanesian primate David Vunagi retires Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The live broadcast service took place at the St. Barnabas Cathedral.Vunagi became primate of the Anglican Church of Melanesia in 2009. He succeeded the late Archbishop Emeritus Sir Ellison Pogo.Vunagi had served as Bishop of the Diocese of Temotu for nine years at the time of his election as primate.He served the Church of Melanesia for 38 years as a priest, teacher and lecturer in church institutes.In his farewell address, Vunagi urged members of the church to support the next archbishop and thanked the bishops, priests and lay members of the church for the support they’d shown him during his leadership in the Anglican Church of Melanesia.Bishop Nathan Tome of the Diocese of Guadalcanal will serve as spiritual leader of the province until the election and enthronement of the next archbishop. The election will be held on Feb. 12, 2016, and the enthronement is scheduled for April 17. Posted Sep 8, 2015 Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Anglican Communion, Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Press Release Rector Knoxville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Jobs & Calls Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Press Release Service People Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Events Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Martinsville, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishops and priests at the end of a farewell service to Archbishop David Vunagi. Photo: Anglican Church of Melanesia[Anglican Church of Melanesia] A farewell liturgical service on Sept. 6 marked the official retirement of the Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia, the Most Rev. David Vunagi. TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Tags Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Smithfield, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27
The two new leaders of the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature are tentatively proposing the state develop with its 412 cities and 67 counties a priority list of projects to mitigate rising waters that flood streets, damage homes and ruin businesses, similar to the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) five-year work program.At risk, according to Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Secretary Noah Valenstein, is $145 billion in taxable property for an estimated 300,000 homes projected to be underwater by 2050 after sea levels rise by 2.5 feet.“With 1,350 miles of coastline, relatively low elevations, and communities built largely on top of former swampland, Florida remains particularly vulnerable to the risk of flooding caused by sea level rise,” Simpson, R-Trilby, and Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, wrote in a Florida Politics op-ed. “Over the last several years, we have seen that risk grow exponentially.”The emphasis, apparently, will shift spending away from land acquisition to protect watersheds to focus on removing septic tanks, safeguarding natural springs, building flood-mitigation infrastructure and reassessing the state’s – and Gov. Ron DeSantis’ – commitment to the 10,100-acre, $1.6 billion Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) reservoir project. The reservoir is being built to reduce discharges from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee River and St. Lucie River estuaries that spawn blue-green algae blooms.Congress approved last summer the Water Resources Development Act of 2020, which provides authority for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin work on the EAA, which was approved by state lawmakers in 2017 as a key improvement in the 40-year, $8 billion Everglades restoration plan approved by Congress in 2000.It marked only the second time in 20 years the federal government provided its full $200 million annual commitment to Everglades restoration.The boost in federal funding dovetails with DeSantis’ four-year, $2.5 billion state-funded Everglades restoration plan. The first two years have been approved by lawmakers, including more than $625 million in this year’s spending plan.DeSantis wants to accelerate the EAA reservoir project to be completed in seven years rather than 10. He is expected to submit a $625 million budget request for the third year of the plan before lawmakers convene their 2021 session March 3.Getting that money may not be a slam dunk if Simpson’s comments during the Nov. 17 organizational session and at last week’s Florida Chamber of Commerce Transportation, Growth & Infrastructure Solution Summit are prognostic.Simpson said with the pandemic punching a projected $3.4 billion to $5 billion hole in the state’s next two fiscal years, approving the EAA in 2017 was a “mistake” and the state “probably should stop building.”An egg farmer, Simpson is among agricultural interests, including the state’s sugar industry, that favored drilling deep injection wells north of Lake Okeechobee rather than the EAA. He said the wells would produce “twice the bang for our buck” with two key two benefits.“First of all, it doesn’t allow (runoff) to go into the lake to have to be discharged. So, that’s a positive,” Simpson said. “Number two, it allows you during drought times to be able to pull that water back out of the aquifer and use it. So, I think this year, we will spend a lot of time talking about the northern Everglades restoration.” You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSBudgetCommunitiesEnvironmentEverglades Restoration PlanFloodingFlorida LegislatureSwamplandThe Center Square Previous articleThe Song of SnowNext articleAAA warns of aggressive holiday driving and offers advice for dealing with road rage Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR House Speaker Chris Sprowls and Senate President Wilton Simpson want to address water quality and tidal flooding issues differently than lawmakers have done so since at least 2017. Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. A duck floats past an algae bloom in a mangrove along the Caloosahatchee River on Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Fort Myers, Fla. Lynne Sladky / AP Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear “With 1,350 miles of coastline, relatively low elevations, and communities built largely on top of former swampland, Florida remains particularly vulnerable to the risk of flooding caused by sea level rise. Over the last several years, we have seen that risk grow exponentially.”Focus on the Florida LegislatureBy John Haughey | The Center Square LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply
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Photo: Scottish independence referendum by Brian A Jackson on Shutterstock.com Howard Lake | 2 May 2014 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Three IoF Scotland events to discuss independence referendum and fundraising AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 3. Scottish Corporate SIGThe Scottish Corporate Special Interest Group will host a panel discussion on 3 June in Edinburgh, covering “many of the issues facing corporate fundraisers, bringing in both sides of the referendum perspective”.It will run from 10am to 12.30pm, with an opportunity for questions and answers afterwards. Details are available from Fiona Dunlop. 18 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Institute of Fundraising Scotland is running three events for its members to discuss the possible impact on fundraising of the Scottish independence referendum, which takes place on 18 September 2014.Three of the Institute’s volunteer-run special interest groups are holding the events in Paisley, Glasgow and Edinburgh. They are designed to enable the Institute’s membership to consider, discuss and debate the likely effects of the results of the vote.1. Scottish Heads & Directors SIGOn 6 May the special interest group for senior fundraisers will host “Independence Referendum – how this affects our organisations and planning for any eventuality” at the Accord Hospice, Paisley, from 9.30am to 11.30am.The speaker is Gary Christie, Head of Policy & Communications at Scottish Refugee Council, which has undertaken significant work in order to support their members to participate in the referendum whilst remaining impartial as an organisation.The event is free to members of the Scottish IOF Heads & Directors SIG. There is a fee of £10 for IOF Members and £20 for non-members of the Institute. Details are available from from Karen Read.2. Scottish Trusts & Foundations SIGOn 14 May the special interest group will hold an event on “Challenges and Opportunities – the policy and practice of UK-wide funders before, during and after Scotland’s Referendum”.The panel debate will run from 10am to 12 midday in Glasgow. Details are available from Julie Christie at Parkhead Citizens Advice Bureau Advertisement Tagged with: corporate Funding Law / policy Management Scotland
NewsTop StoriesStarting school in the ‘red zone’By Caroline Love – August 26, 2019 635 Facebook Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Caroline Love Title IX advocate works to support TCU survivors of sexual assault Caroline Lovehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caroline-love/ Linkedin Caroline Love graduated from TCU’s journalism program in May 2019. During her senior year, she interned at KERA and C-SPAN in Washington D.C. If she’s not working on a story, she’s probably watching Friends. Linkedin printFor Horned Frog football fans, the red zone is the space between the 20-yard line and the goal line. For women starting their first year of college, the red zone is their first semester. A Greater RiskIncoming first-year women are at higher risk of being sexually assaulted their first semester of college. This time period can even include the first two weeks before classes start. The red zone is a dangerous time for female first-year students because of the increased vulnerability caused by combined risk factors, including how first-years are quicker to trust and form bonds. Leah Carnahan, TCU’s assistant director of Title IX advocacy and education, said each university’s campus culture will impact the red zone’s exact time frame. At TCU, she said, the number of assaults tends to decline after Thanksgiving due to finals. Incoming first-year students are more trusting because they’re trying to find their place in a new environment, Carnahan said. She added that first-year students are looking to belong and make connections with their peers without knowing their new friends’ character, values or normal behaviors.“People are making really snap judgments in a condensed amount of time,” Carnahan said. Sometimes these snap judgments are complicated by alcohol, Carnahan said. Intoxication, or even incapacitation, can make it easier to take advantage of an already vulnerable population, she said. Chris Pratt, a detective at the TCU Police Department, said that every sexual assault case she’s seen involved drinking because younger students often don’t understand the effect alcohol can have on their bodies. “And then they become involved in situations where they’re sexually assaulted or in situations where they don’t know how to control themselves to get them out of it,” Pratt said.Eliminating alcohol would eradicate 90 percent of the crimes committed at TCU, including sexual assault, according to Adrian Andrews, the associate vice chancellor of public safety. He said alcohol lowers inhibitions, which creates a dangerous situation when combined with peer pressure and group mentality. Although the impact of all these combined factors has been documented, students aren’t aware of the red zone’s impact, Carnahan said. This lack of awareness can make female first-years even more vulnerable.Facing Vulnerability It happened in her dorm room right before Thanksgiving break. Grace, whose name has been changed to protect her privacy, was a first-year student. She was hanging out with a trusted male friend. She was more sober than him, but both of them had been drinking. Her roommate was asleep in the other bed when things spiraled. First, he pressured her for a kiss; then, he shoved her hand down his pants, forcing her to touch him. She then fled her room and stayed with a friend. In the morning, she and her friends realized that her encounter was sexual assault.Lacking the supportive group of friends she made two years later, Grace said she went to the Title IX office to explore her options by herself. “I was freaking out,” Grace said. “Looking back, I wish had a friend that was close enough that could’ve gone with me.” Two years after she was assaulted, Grace has built a community of friends and teachers and her own space at TCU. However, her experience has tainted TCU for her forever, she said. Faith, another survivor of sexual assault whose name has been changed, said students aren’t aware of their vulnerability because they believe the stories they hear about sexual assault won’t happen to them.“But then it happens to you,” she said. Misconceptions about sexual assault are another reason why students believe they’re exempt from phenomenons like the red zone. Few sexual assaults are committed by a stranger, an issue against which women are often warned, Pratt said. Rather, she said, the majority of sexual assault survivors know their attacker. This fact includes survivors on TCU’s campus, where 90 percent or more of sexual assaults involve someone the survivor knows, Carnahan said. Just because someone lives in your hall doesn’t mean you can trust them, Carnahan said. Knowing one’s attacker creates further difficulties for a survivor of sexual assault. According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, 10 percent of survivors of sexual assault didn’t report their assault because they didn’t want to get the perpetrator in trouble. Twenty-six percent said they didn’t report because they thought it was a personal issue. Grace said she didn’t report her assault to Title IX or law enforcement because she didn’t want to ruin the respondent’s life based off of one night. Two years later, running into him on campus is still painful, she said. She looks forward to being free from that when she graduates.Supporting and Empowering Through EducationLeah Carnahan teaches a bystander intervention workshop. Photo by Caroline Love.While TCU police would like to prosecute sexual assault cases in order to prevent more victims, supporting survivors and their right to make their own decisions comes first, Andrews said.“If this young person is taken care of and they’re good with that and we don’t prosecute the person, maybe we’ll get them the next time,” he said. Carnahan also emphasized supporting survivors by empowering their human worth by educating students about the importance of consent. It’s important for students to confirm with their sexual partner that their actions are okay, no matter how awkward that might be, she said.Pratt also said verbal consent is important. Clear communication and saying no can prevent a sexual assault or make it easier to prove something non-consensual happened. “Put up that wall,” she said. “If the victim doesn’t say ‘no, I do not want this,’ how does the actor know they do not want it?”Educating students about consent and the red zone can be complicated because certain aspects can be interpreted as victim-blaming, Carnahan said, but that’s not the intent of the education about safety tips for preventing sexual assault.“It’s never their fault,” she said. “It’s trying to limit those vulnerabilities and build those resiliencies and those protective factors.” For the next round of incoming first-year students, Carnahan said she will encourage them to make healthier choices about drinking and going out during their first semester. But most of all, she said she plans on being honest with them about their increased vulnerability during the first semester. Awareness of the red zone can create a culture where students look out for each other. Carnahan said she knows of one student who intervened on behalf of his peer because of the Not Anymore videos first-year students are required to watch.“When he was thanked for it, he said ‘My parents told me to do the right thing,’” Carnahan said. “’But also, if I hadn’t watched those videos we were required to watch, I might not have thought about it.’” Twitter Caroline Lovehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caroline-love/ Some faculty concerned over bias against female professors’ SPOT evaluations World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution + posts Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Department of Education’s Title IX changes could impact TCU students Facebook Students share ideas at ‘I Am Heard’ sexual assault forum TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Previous articleDancers respond to GMA anchor’s criticismNext articleFrom chill pills to study pills Caroline Love Caroline Lovehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caroline-love/ Caroline Lovehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caroline-love/ TAGS#redzone ReddIt
News December 26, 2014 – Updated on April 29, 2016 RSF calls for release of Al-Jazeera journalists News Reporters Without Borders again urges the Egyptian authorities to free Al-Jazeera journalists Peter Greste, Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed and end the judicial nightmare to which they have been subjected. A court is due to begin hearing their appeal on 1 January. EgyptMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en to go further The first anniversary of their arrest will be on 29 December. In June they were given sentences ranging from seven to ten years in prison on charges of disseminating false news and belonging to a “terrorist organization.” President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi alluded on 20 November to the possibility of a pardon if it serves the national interest.“We urge President Sisi to pardon the Al-Jazeera journalists, who are not guilty of the charges brought against them and were just doing their job at the time of their arrest,” Reporters Without Borders programme director Lucie Morillon said.“Their arbitrary conviction perfectly illustrates how the regime has been cracking down on foreign and local media personnel with real or imagined links to the Muslim Brotherhood. Journalists must not be persecuted in the name of combatting terrorism.”In a letter published at the start of December by Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, Fahmy – who was Al-Jazeera English’s Cairo bureau chief and who has dual Canadian and Egyptian nationality – said he and his colleagues were victims of the cold war being wage between Egypt and Qatar, where Al-Jazeera is based.He also criticized the failure of news media to provide journalists with adequate protection and said they should maintain a dialogue with the governments of countries where they send their journalists in order to prevent them from being arrested on spurious grounds.International supportThe jailed Al-Jazeera journalists have received a great deal of international support in the past year and their case has been much discussed on social networks. The #FreeAJStaff hashtag went viral and has been used more than 450,000 times.Reporters Without Borders has also campaigned for their release. Its actions included launching a petition in July that called for them to be freed and accused the Egyptian authorities of violating the new constitution adopted in January.When Sisi visited Paris in November, Reporters Without Borders addressed an open letter to French President François Hollande pointing out that the iniquitous proceedings against the Al-Jazeera journalists had cast doubt on the independence of the Egyptian judicial system. The Egyptian government had a responsibility to ensure that journalists receive the protection they need to report the news freely and safely, Reporters Without Borders said.Ever since the army seized power in July 2013, Sisi has orchestrated a regime of terror that has constantly targeted journalists working for media directly or indirectly linked with the Muslim Brotherhood, which has been classified as a “terrorist organization.”At least 30 journalists were arbitrarily arrested in 2014 on charges of organizing or participating in demonstrations or supporting a terrorist organization. According to the Reporters Without Borders tally, at least 20 news providers are currently being held arbitrarily, including several foreign citizens.One of the world’s biggest prisons for journalists in 2014, Egypt is ranked 159th out of 180 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. February 6, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Egypt Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff News Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information Organisation January 22, 2021 Find out more EgyptMiddle East – North Africa February 1, 2021 Find out more Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution
WhatsApp Print Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Facebook Cllr Emmett O’BrienLIMERICK City and County Council has been asked to send a clear message to the Government to enact emergency legislation that will set the annual rateable value of commercial properties at 2014 levels.Speaking ahead of a special Council meeting to debate the rateable valuation process this Friday, Independent councillor for Adare-Rathkeale, Emmett O’Brien also called for an extension on the time allocated for businesses to make representations to the valuation office. Alternatively, he suggests the phasing in on the increase of rates over a five year period.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He claims that the rateable valuation process of commercial rates is an issue that affects many businesses throughout the county.“We must ensure that businesses in Limerick expand and develop. Not only do these business pay rates, which fund services, but they create employment and bring vibrancy and growth to our county,” he said.“The Government must include partial exemptions for start-up businesses for the first 12 months of their new enterprise and include exemptions for rate payers of unoccupied commercial properties who are unable to obtain a suitable tenant,” he added.Cllr O’Brien also pointed out that over 70 per cent of all Irish workers are employed in a small to medium business.“While we will do our part at Council level the Government must act now,” he concluded. Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Previous articleJust the ticket for ‘cheeky’ Limerick councillorNext articleAn out of this world event at Lough Gur Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsLocal NewsCall for action on Limerick commercial rate valuationBy Alan Jacques – September 18, 2014 825 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin TAGSAdare-Rathkeale municipal districtCllr Emmett O’Briencommercial rateslimerickLimerick City and County Council Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories