Whispers of a Limerick horse project get louder

first_imgLimerick Jockey Cathal Landers rides home to victory RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Advertisement TAGSCian PrendivilleDepartment of AgricultureHELPSHorseLimerick horse project Call for rent controls and a ban on economic evictions Boycott of Israeli goods rejected by Council Facebook Previous articleComplaints against Rubberbandits’ ‘haunted bread’ comment rejected by BAINext articleWin cinema tickets Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Printcenter_img Twitter Limerick farmers still trying to catch-up after extreme weather NewsCommunityLocal NewsWhispers of a Limerick horse project get louderBy Bernie English – August 4, 2017 2002 Members of the HELPS horse group got to visit the community stables in Clondalkin.Whispers of a Limerick horse project get louder. Members of the HELPS horse group got to visit the community stables in Clondalkin. Pic: Cian PrendivilleLimerick horse-lovers are hoping that the success of a Dublin-based community stables project can be replicated in the Treaty City.City North councillor Cian Prendiville (Solidarity) and Anna Gallagher, chairperson of the Horse Education Limerick Project Southside (HELPS) were joined on a visit to Clondalkin in Dublin by young members of the project to see how the community stables there is run.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We spoke with Brid Farrell, a senior official in the Department of Agriculture who worked with the Clondalkin committee to get the funding for their project and she was very enthusiastic about the prospect of a similar initiative in Limerick,” Cllr Prendiville told the Limerick Post. Anna Gallagher said that the Clondalkin facility was absolutely amazing.“It is a place where young people interested in horses can come together, care for their horses, learn more about animal welfare, horse riding, making horse shoes – literally everything about horses.“It’s fantastic for the young people, but also for the horses who are now safe and secure inside, rather than left wandering the streets. This is precisely what we need in Limerick,” she said.Cllr Prendiville said that a similar project in Limerick would first require land and then set-up funding from the Department of Agriculture.Whispers of a Limerick horse project get louder. Members of the HELPS horse group got to visit the community stables in Clondalkin, members pictured Brid Farrell, a senior official in the Department of Agriculture (Centre). Pic: Cian Prendiville“Once a project is up and running, it can become a special enterprise, not a charity. For instance, the Clondalkin group works with organisations such as Jigsaw, the youth mental health organisation. That produces revenue to help keep the project going,” he explained. “It was excellent to get to talk with officials from the Department of Agriculture about the funding that is available for a project similar to this in Limerick. They were very supportive and enthusiastic. “What we need now is similar support from Limerick City and County Council. The other councillors are due to visit the Clondalkin project to see it for themselves. Hopefully it can happen soon, so we can get a move on and include this in the council plans for next year.“If the council is on board and we can find a site, there is funding available from the Department to build the actual facilities and to put a club in place to manage it,” Cllr Prendiville explained.Read similar stories in the Limerick Post Community section. Linkedin Limerick councillor calls for special meeting on Opera Centre site Housing units were proposed for Limerick Opera Centre site WhatsApplast_img read more

Gorillaz, The xx, Thundercat, & Bonobo (Live) To Perform South Florida’s III Points Festival

first_imgThe fourth annual III Points Music, Art, & Technology Festival is returning to Mana Wynwood, Miami on October 13-15 for a weekend of cutting-edge visual art, innovative technology, and acts that Miami music fans have been waiting to experience. The South Florida music scene will be treated to a fully-stacked lineup, with headlining performances from Gorillaz, The Xx, Nicolas Jaar, Richie Hawtin and The Ship. They’ll be joined by Bonobo (Live), Kaytranaa, Rüfüs Du Sol, Thundercat, BadBadNotGood, and so many more genre-spanning local and national acts.The three-day micro-festival will offer art galleries, technological demonstrations, lectures, and special virtual reality experience said to “transport guests to another dimension.” Tickets are currently on sale with only a limited amount of 3-day tickets starting at $175. All information can be found on the festival’s website.last_img read more

S. Africans reluctant to return to places of worship despite lockdown easing

first_imgTopics : ‘Not yet time’ Lockdown forced tech savvy South Africans to seek out online worship, challenging the ordinary and mundane nature of many religious services.”I’ve been streaming different sermons online… at first it was weird but now I am used to it,” said 22-year old Ntokozo Zulu, a devoted Christian living with her elderly mother. “It’s a way to make sure that I still keep in touch with God,” she said adding that for some people religion was a lifeline.”I can bet people needed that close relationship with God during this tough coronavirus lockdown.”But the reopening of places of worship has sparked controversy with religious leaders themselves perplexed on how to resume safely.In a letter to parishioners, clergy and bishops of the Anglican church, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba said there was a consensus that “it is not yet time to resume worship”.He said preliminary reports had shown many dioceses and parishes had raised concerns including the return of pensioners and clergy over 60-years old, what to do if more than 50 congregants arrive and how to respond if congregants begin singing or mingling spontaneously.Calling for further engagement with the South African Council of Churches and the state, the archbishop said it would take time to gather the data needed before a decision to resume Anglican services can be made.Even the Zion Christian Church, South Africa’s largest operating church, has opted not to resume services despite the easing of restrictions.  “Our first service was today… we didn’t have as many of our congregation members as usual,” Pastor Sylvain Malindhva of Peniel ministries told AFP. “The fear is there… a lot of people are still hesitating to come to the churches.”In Johannesburg’s crowded business district, some small evangelical churches have opened up for services under strict government regulations including the wearing of masks and social distancing.”God gave us also wisdom and intelligence. We can’t just say because we are praying we are not going to observe those preventative measures,” Malindhva said. But many religious locals are opting to stay away.center_img Strange space “I am praying at home, God hears me just fine when I pray at home with my family,” 57-year-old vegetable seller Gloria Msibi told AFP.”I love church but it is so dangerous to be in a closed space with so many people.”Since recording its first virus case on March 5, Africa’s most modern nation has reported nearly 46,000 infections and 952 deaths, registering at least 1,000 new infections daily in recent days.On Friday many South African mosques hosted their first prayers in more than two months.”We usually stand shoulder to shoulder. Right now we have to give space which is kind of strange,” IT technician Tunde Oladeji told AFP after prayers at a Turkish mosque in Midrand, north of Johannesburg. “It is still better to be here than to be at home because praying in a mosque is really special.”A fellow congregant described the prayer session as both “emotionally and spiritually challenging.””It is something different and so we have to adapt, and adapting is a challenge for some people. So it will take time, but hopefully … we will get through this together.” White plastic chairs are sprayed down with sanitizer and a smartly dressed cleaner says a prayer while dusting before a first service in her church in more than nine weeks.  President Cyril Ramaphosa gave places of worship across South Africa the greenlight to reopen from June 1 provided they could satisfy appropriate COVID-19 self-regulation measures.But few have done so to date, with many worshippers hesitant to return for fear of catching the coronavirus. last_img read more

Man U announce £140m debt

first_imgRelatedPosts Player prices may go down after COVID-19 pandemic — Southampton manager Angry Man U fans attack Ed Woodward’s mansion EPL: Newcastle dare Red Devils Manchester United have announced their net debt has increased by almost £140 million in their latest financial figures, even after posting another revenue increase for the first quarter of 2019-20.The startling increase in debt levels from £247.2 million to £384.5 million, a rise of 55.5 per cent, will do little to appease disgruntled fans, unhappy with the way the club is run by the Glazer family owners and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.United have posted revenues of £135.4 million for the first quarter of 2019-20, which represents a £400,000 increase on the same period for the previous year.Commercial revenue was £80.4 million, a 5.9 per cent increase on the previous year, but the club are expecting 2020 annual revenue to be down this year to somewhere between £560 million and N580 million, compared to £627.1 million for the year ending June 30, 2019, though the club’s wage bill has dropped slightly.In part that will be due to the club’s lack of Champions League football this season. Broadcasting revenue for the quarter was £32.9 million, a 23.1 per cent and £9.9 million drop on the same quarter the year before.“We have a clear vision in terms of football philosophy and recruitment,” Woodward said. “The significant investments that we have made in recent years in areas such as transfers, recruitment infrastructure, analytics and our academy are already beginning to bear fruit.“We are very proud to be shortly approaching a milestone 4,000th game featuring an academy player, and we are particularly optimistic regarding the considerable young talent currently coming through.“Our ultimate goal is to win trophies by playing exciting football with a team that fuses graduates from our academy with world-class acquisitions.” Tags: Ed Woodwardlast_img read more