Twitter Print Email Linkedin Facebook NewsPoliticsLimerick Fine Gael to mark centenary of women’s suffrageBy Editor – January 6, 2018 2033 Advertisement WhatsApp Lavinia Duggan, Limerick City Director of Elections; Clodagh Murray, Young Fine Gael; Deirdre Clune MEP; Taoiseach Leo Varadkar; Cllr Sharon Tolan and Geraldine Gregan, Clare Constituency Chairperson at the launch of the Fine Gael suffrage centenary celebration.The Fine Gael organisation in Limerick will play a central role in the party’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote in Ireland with a year-long programme of events and activities.Launching the programme which will highlight the contribution women have made to Irish public life, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said it would provide an opportunity to reflect on how women’s rights have improved in Ireland over the last 100 years, and look at what still needs to be done.“Fine Gael will draft a Women’s Charter in 2018 which will set out a path for the further advancement of women’s rights in Ireland and will be debated at our next Ard Fheis. 1918 was a momentous year for women in Ireland and I am fully committed to progressing the rights of women under Fine Gael in Government,” he said.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Fine Gael Director of Elections for Limerick City, Lavinia Duggan said that as a career women and mother of three children, she was privileged to be a leader in the creation of the Fine Gael Women’s Charter.“Our aim will be to celebrate, cherish and tell the story of our history for the past 100 years through the many women who made a valuable contribution and difference to Irish politics as they recognised change in society and influenced appropriate policies and legislation. These women have enabled our generation and our children to have a vision, voice, opinion and ambition,” she explained.Fine Gael’s programme for 2018 has three main aims; to highlight the work of women in the party; to recognise the contribution women make to the success of the party; and to engage women in setting the vision of gender equality for the future.At the launch of the Fine Gael suffrage centenary celebration were Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Cllr Sharon Tolan, Clare Constituency Chairperson Geraldine Gregan, Limerick City Director of Elections Lavinia Duggan, Clodagh Murray, Young Fine Gael and Deirdre Clune MEP.The party will be running a number of regional seminars inviting local women’s groups to contribute to Fine Gael’s vision and plans for the future of our country.Each Fine Gael constituency organisation will be invited to hold an event marking the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, and inviting party members to bring any memorabilia they may have which shows the contribution their female relatives have made and are making.The party will also recognise and honour the women who have played a significant role in the party and in Irish public life, creating awards for outstanding contributions from women. The party will also launch a publication honouring the Fine Gael women who have been elected to the Dáil over the last 100 years.There will also be a programme to engage young women in local politics.More political news here TAGSArd FheiscelebratecentenaryconstituencyDirector of ElectionsFine Gaelgender equalityLavinia DugganLeo VaradkarlimerickpublicationWomen’s Charterwomen’s suffrage Previous articleLimerick students’ seed planter yields a winning harvestNext articleFour Limerick men charged with burglary in Clare Editor
Published on January 4, 2013 at 6:34 pm Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHass Related Stories Freshman Sykes puts explosiveness on display, scores 20 points in Syracuse’s rout of Boise StateWBB : Syracuse defense fuels win over Boise State despite subpar shooting performance Facebook Twitter Google+ Ever since Syracuse ended last season 6-10 in Big East play, Carmen Tyson-Thomas has yearned for a chance at redemption.This year, in her senior season, the forward wants to go out with a bang.After helping to ignite the Orange to a strong start during nonconference play, Tyson-Thomas will get that chance. Syracuse (12-1) looks to open Big East play with a win against Marquette (8-5) at the Al McGuire Center in Milwaukee at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tyson-Thomas and Kayla Alexander have thrived in Big East play in past years, and this year they’re looking to lead SU to the NCAA tournament by staying focused and continuing to dominate the boards.“Since this is my last season, I’m just ready for that stiffer competition,” Tyson-Thomas said, “Getting to play the people I’ve been playing these last few years. All of us are on our toes.”The elusive NCAA tournament birth that Tyson-Thomas has coveted since joining the Orange is in reach. But in order to earn it, she said SU has to avoid getting caught up in the big picture; instead, it has to focus on nuances that separate great teams from good teams.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Our focus is always taking one step at a time and getting one ‘W’ at a time,” Tyson-Thomas said. “We’re ready to play.”The Golden Eagles are Syracuse’s first conference test, an up and down team this season.Marquette lost to Georgia Tech on Nov. 18, a team Syracuse beat in overtime five days later. In early December, the Eagles lost three in a row to Wisconsin, Green Bay and Toledo. They needed overtime to thwart South Dakota St. and barely held on against Fordham.Since the three-game losing streak, though, Marquette has whipped off four in a row in better form.Syracuse guard Elashier Hall knows teams like Marquette are tougher to play against because of their strength and endurance. She said the coaching staff has prepped Syracuse on how to not only keep up with, but also beat these trickier teams consistently.“Running the floor, pressing,” Hall said. “We’ve done stuff like that before, but just to get our endurance up, because the Big East is bigger and faster and they run harder. We have to do more of that.”Syracuse hasn’t faced any dominant centers up to this point, and Alexander and Tyson-Thomas have dominated the glass with authority. SU is currently second in the Big East in rebounding at 45.7 boards per game.Marquette has four players 6-foot-3 or taller, including leading scorer and rebounder Katherine Plouffe. Head coach Terri Mitchell will likely utilize sporadic double teams on Alexander and mix and match various lineups to keep her off the glass.Despite the Golden Eagles’ size, though, Hall said she, Alexander and the rest of the Orange will be up for the task, citing rebounding as a staple of the program.“No. 1, boxing out,” Hall said. “In previous years we’ve been No. 1 in rebounding, so we have to get back to that. Definitely box out. We definitely are the biggest and strongest.”Syracuse has used that clear advantage on the glass to put together a consistent performance to start the season, with the team’s lone loss coming against Temple.Since that loss, SU has won its last five games by an average of 29.6 points. The Orange most recently thumped Boise State on Sunday by a score of 87-48, outrebounding the Broncos 47-30.Alexander has been virtually unstoppable for SU thus far, averaging 19.5 points, 8.4 rebounds and 3.6 blocks per game. Smaller defenders have looked helpless in the paint while Alexander muscles her way for ceaseless easy buckets.“She’s been excellent so far,” head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “I think she can get deeper post position, but she’s been great.”Like fellow seniors Tyson-Thomas and Hall, Alexander is psyched to be immersed in conference play for the final time. The two-time all-Big East selection aims to help the Orange leave the Big East with some pizzazz and earn a spot in the NCAA tournament.“I’m looking forward to it,” Alexander said. “I want this to be a big year for us. Seeing that it’s my last year here, I want to go out with a bang. Hopefully we can keep it going.” Comments
The Hollywood Police Department has issued arrest warrants for several nursing home workers in connection to multiple patient deaths that occurred at the nursing home after Hurricane Irma two years ago.Police are looking to arrest at least four individuals who were working at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills when 12 patients passed away due to lack of air conditioning after the storm.Defense attorneys representing two nurses and a facility administrator are currently negotiating for their clients to surrender as soon as Monday at the Hollywood Police Department or at the Broward Main Jail in Fort Lauderdale, according to the Sun Sentinel.The nursing home went without air conditioning for three days when Hurricane Irma knocked out power on September 10, 2017.Hollywood police performed a criminal investigation of the center and ruled the deaths as a homicide in November 2017.
As crime continues to spiral out of control, bandits in the wee hours of Wednesday morning torched their way into Hardware Emporium General Store and carted off a safe containing an undisclosed sum of cash.The hole that the men cut to gain access to the buildingThe men reportedly gained access to the Church Street, Georgetown premises by scaling a fence which separates Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) company and Hardware Emporium General Store, after which they torched a square opening in the metal gate.According to reports, they then made their way into the building but not before locking the door to the living quarters of the caretaker from the outside. The bandits also cut the main power supply to the building which ultimately shuts down the security system and cameras.The Hardware Emporium located at Church StreetWhen Guyana Times visited the location on Wednesday morning, detectives were taking statements from employees and the caretaker of the entity. A supervisor, Errol (only name given) told Guyana Times that when he arrived at the location at about 07:55h, he saw a trolley in front of the building and thought something was amiss since only him and another employee had keys to the building.“It is only me and another employee have keys… and we have to open the door simultaneously… so when I saw the trolley, I know something wrong,” he iterated. However, by this time, the Police had arrived, leaving the man no other assumption other than the business was burglarised.“We get information from the people at the Bank that they saw movements in the place but by the time they come over, the bandits had already left.” He said a number of items were removed from the office but was not at liberty to disclose such, since his employer was not available at the time this newspaper visited the scene.The power cable to the building the bandits cutHe is also of the belief that the office was the intended target for the bandits. In addition, he noted that the elderly caretaker had to break the bottom of the door to get out of his dwelling quarters since the door was locked from the outside.Balwant Bhaichandeen, a brother of the business owner told Guyana Times that he received a telephone call from a Police Officer at about 07:35h and enquired if he was related to the owner of the store and after he responded in the affirmative, he was told that the business had been robbed.He immediately sent two employees over and arrived at the scene himself a little later. Bhaichandeen was told that a safe that was in his brother’s office was removed and the area ransacked. “I was also told that the bandits torched a hole into the metal gate to gain access to the building,” he noted. He could not say with certainty what was in the safe but was almost sure it would have contained money.He also thinks that it is quite unusual that days after a new security system was installed, the place was burglarised. This is the first time the business was broken into since its 15 years in existence.The Police have dusted the area for fingerprints as they continue their investigations. No arrests have been made in connection with the robbery.