Sinn Féin recalls the legacy of Seán Sabhat

first_imgAdvertisement Previous articleBus Éireann boost services while contributing €40million to Limerick’s economyNext articleLimerick GAA sides in preseason action Alan Jacques NewsLocal NewsSinn Féin recalls the legacy of Seán SabhatBy Alan Jacques – January 8, 2015 1082 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSCllr Lisa Marie SheehyCllr Maurice QuinlivanlimerickSean SabhatSinn Fein by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE annual commemoration of Limerick republican Seán Sabhat’s death last Sunday provided the local Sinn Féin organisation with a platform to build support for the party’s aim of “achieving Irish unity and a fairer society”.After assembling in Bedford Row, the 250-strong crowd marched to Sabhat’s grave at Mount St Lawrence Cemetery where Sinn Féin party council leader Cllr Maurice Quinlivan, predicted that 2015 will be a very important year for both Sinn Féin and Ireland.“We will more than likely have a General Election and we are now the lead party of opposition both in Limerick and across Ireland. Our party was the clear voice for change in the recent elections and we appreciate the support we were given then,” he said.A wreath was laid at Sabhat’s grave on behalf of the Republican Movement by Eileen Shields from Navan before the main address from Sinn Féin councillor Lisa Marie Sheehy who said she believed Sabhat would be proud to see how things have come along in the party but not so proud to see the state of the country, “where emigration, poverty, housing crisis and other important issues are not being adequately addressed”.“We look at society today, the divide is still prevalent perhaps caused by the lack of political will by past and current governments to actively create an equal society. Still the rich get richer and the poor get poorer due to the lack of protection of vulnerable people in society.“I think people see through this now where we as citizens cannot be fooled by budgets where they seem to give something back to people but take it out of another pocket. In fact people are voting a lot more cautiously, once followed the lead of a parent, now looks at how the government’s decisions affect them,” the Cappamore-Kilmallock councillor said. Print Email Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live . Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

Local teenager in critical condition after being stabbed on Cowley

first_imgAn Oxford teenager is in critical condition after being stabbed in Cowley this afternoon. The victim was taken from James Street, where the incident occurred, to John Radcliffe Hospital and is being treated for life-threatening injuries.The Oxford Mail is reporting that shop owners saw a body lying in the road before an ambulance came and police blocked off the area.The suspected assailants were seen escaping through the backyard of St Hilda’s second-years Emma Whyte and Nadia Campbell-Brunton, who live on currently-closed Regents Street. Whyte, describing the incident, told Cherwell, “My friend spotted a man burst into our garden through the fence at the back so she came out running up to my room which is on the top floor. We then saw two men run across the garden into the next ones followed by one policeman”.She went on to describe how her neighbour ran onto Denmark Street and, she believes, ran into one of the suspected assailants and slowed him down. The same neighbour saw the other man “nonchalantly walking” down Regents Street toward a parking lot on Hurst Street and told the police. Whyte was unsure if either was apprehended by the police.Whyte described the first man as white and possibly wearing a blue jumper and the second as a black man.Police have arrested two men in connection with the stabbing, although it is as yet unclear whether the two arrested are the same men who the Hilda’s students saw being chased by Police.It is understood one man was arrested in Iffley Road and a second man arrested in nearby Hurst Street.last_img read more

Flexential Boosts Its Portland Data Center

first_imgFlexential, provider of hybrid IT data center solutions, has completed the $32-million expansion of its data center outside Portland, Oregon. The 115,000-square foot expansion brings the data center to 240,000 square feet and boasts international connectivity.The Portland data center houses the U.S. cable landing station for the Hawaiki submarine cable, which delivers the first carrier-neutral, low-latency connection between the continental U.S., Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand and American Samoa.The New Cross Pacific (NCP) subsea cable also lands in Brookwood, delivering up to 80 Terabits per second of capacity to reduce latency between the U.S. and the Asian markets of Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and China. Both cables serve as an extension of Flexential’s FlexAnywhere network fabric, which provides connectivity from the data center and cloud to the edge.“We are extremely proud of this data center, our largest in Oregon. It benefits from a holistic design approach, with all systems and components contributing to maximum efficiency, allowing us to pass along cost savings to our customers,” said Chris Downie, CEO at Flexential. “The efficient design, coupled with direct, low-latency connections that span the U.S. and provide access to Asia-Pacific, make it an ideal location for companies seeking a cost-efficient IT infrastructure solution complete with capacity to expand and a global connectivity reach.”last_img read more

The Myth of Backyard Abortions

first_imgCulture Watch 13 July 2015The pro-abortion camp is fond of speaking about rusty coat-hanger abortions and other horror stories associated with illegal abortions. They claim we must have legal abortion or we will return to the bad old days where so many mothers are said to have died. But there are a number of mistruths and deceptions going on here.First, legalising abortion did not make abortion safer. It was made safer in the 1940s and onwards with the availability of antibiotics. As one researcher put it, “Death rates from infections and all types of surgeries, including illegal abortions, had already fallen precipitously after World War II, when antibiotics finally became available to the general public.”Second, the majority of abortions performed before legalisation was done in doctor’s offices, something even Planned Parenthood has admitted. Indeed, as Randy Alcorn states, “The majority of physicians performing abortions after legalization were the same ones doing it before legalization”.Third, the claim that thousands of women died each year in America before the 1973 decision to legalise abortion is simply not true. Bernard Nathanson ought to know. He was a leading abortionist during this period – having performed 60,000 abortions – and helped to make up this figure of 5,000 to 10,000 deaths a year. He says:“I confess that I knew the figures were totally false, and I suppose the others did too if they stopped to think of it. But in the ‘morality’ of our revolution, it was a useful figure, widely accepted, so why go out of our way to correct it with honest statistics? The overriding concern was to get the laws eliminated, and anything within reason that had to be done was permissible”. read more

Calls to arrest ex-Afghan football boss as sex-abuse life ban upheld

first_imgKABUL, Afghanistan (AFP) — Afghan women players yesterday called for the arrest of fugitive ex-football chief Keramuddin Karim after his life ban for “appalling” sexual abuse was upheld.Karim was last year found guilty of assaulting several female Afghan footballers, with Fifa delivering their toughest sanction — a life ban and a fine of 1 million Swiss francs ($1 million, 934,000 euros).The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Tuesday upheld the Fifa verdict, saying Karim had “violated basic human rights and damaged the mental and physical dignity and integrity of young female players”.“With his appalling acts, he had destroyed not only their careers, but severely damaged their lives,” Lausanne-based CAS, the highest court in sport, said in a statement.Karim, who had previously denounced the accusations as part of a “conspiracy”, has been on the run since Afghan authorities issued a warrant for his arrest last year.Khalida Popal, the former Afghan women’s captain who campaigned against Karim, said the ruling had sent out a message.“It is a strong statement that there is no room for abuse and violation of human rights in football,” Popal told AFP.`Popal had reportedly collected accounts against Karim from former teammates that included sexual violence, death threats and rapes.The scandal involving Karim rocked Afghan women’s football, with many players forced to stop training and quit the sport under pressure from their families.Several matches planned for the national women’s team were cancelled as sponsors terminated contracts.Afghan authorities are still searching for Karim, whose whereabouts are unknown.The Afghan attorney general’s office said it had done a “thorough investigation” but Karim never came forward for interrogations.The Afghan Football Federation, which was headed by Karim until the scandal broke out, declined to comment when approached by AFP.last_img