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Smart idea for Daffodil Day

first_imgCelebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick NewsLocal NewsSmart idea for Daffodil DayBy Alan Jacques – March 20, 2014 662 Print Linkedin Email Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday WhatsApp THE Irish Cancer Society have teamed up with Dell to produce a special Daffodil Day mobile phone app in an innovative approach to generating awareness among young people.The app works on all platforms and has a range of special features including a location mapping function that empowers users to discover nearby Daffodil Day merchandise sellers in their area.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Of course, it is also a powerful charitable giving tool which makes it easier than ever to donate to the Irish Cancer Society on Daffodil Day, which will be held on Friday,March 28 next.Dell Ireland is behind the innovative mobile application which the Irish Cancer Society hopes will be instrumental in attracting a new generation of supporters to the Daffodil Day campaign.“What better way to generate awareness of and support for Daffodil Day among young people than through a free smartphone app. The tech experts at Dell have come up with a range of brilliant features including a dynamic map that lets you track down locations where campaign merchandise is available,” said the Irish Cancer Society’s web service manager Shane Breslin.“You can also use the app to make a donation, to volunteer your time on March 28, or simply to keep up to date with all the latest news and social media posts from the Irish Cancer Society. We’re encouraging everyone to download the free app,” he said.Dell has been the lead partner of the Irish Cancer Society on Daffodil Day since 2011. The company provides marketing, financial and volunteering support for Daffodil Day, with almost every one of Dell’s 2,500 employees in Limerick, Cork and Dublin involved in the campaign in some capacity.Funds raised on Daffodil Day go towards funding the important work done by the Society, including the provision of a night nursing service to those who are seriously ill with cancer and wish to remain at home.The Daffodil Day app is available to download free from Google Play, Windows Phone and the iOS App Store. #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Advertisementcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Facebook Previous articleWandering toddler had lucky early hours escapeNext articleBob building support for leukaemia trust in Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSDaffodil DayDELLIrish Cancer SocietyMusic Limerick Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Twitter 10 marathons in 10 days for Cancer suffererslast_img read more

Court of Appeals Upholds Darmstadt Apartment Complex

first_imgThe law firm of Jackson Kelly, PLLC represents CWK Investments and Mr. Kinney in all of these matters, including the most recent litigation before the Indiana Court of Appeals which found in favor of Mr. Kinney and CWK. The decision upholds the trial court’s decision which found the planned apartment complex was properly zoned on the southeast side of Darmstadt. As a result of the ruling the development company may proceed with construction of four apartment buildings containing approximately 350 apartment units (175 two-bedroom units and 175 three-bedroom units) on a 28-acre development. Today the Indiana Court of Appeals upheld a trial court’s dismissal of Darmstadt’s lawsuit against CWK Investments-Hillsdale, LLC (owned by Wayne Kinney). The court dismissed the suit on procedural grounds—Darmstadt failed to file its suit within the time required under state law. A copy of the decision is available here: http://publicaccess.courts.in.gov/Appellate/Document?id=2af339e4-5f4a-443b-aafa-dcbff1bff5b8 FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Separately, CWK Investments filed suit in 2017 against Darmstadt and its Town Council members for violating the Fair Housing Act (FHA) by discriminating against minorities and multi-family residents. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, remains ongoing and charges that Darmstadt and its Town Council violated the FHA and discriminated against minorities by imposing requirements on affordable multi-family housing often used by racial minorities that they did not impose on single-family developments more frequently used by white residents. According to 2010 census data, Darmstadt is 97% white. In 2000 census data, Darmstadt was 99% white. By denying Mr. Kinney’s permit to build affordable housing, Darmstadt perpetuates segregated housing patterns and denies minorities the opportunity to seek affordable housing.last_img read more

Campus strives to end the ‘R’ word

first_img“End the ‘R’ Word Day” is returning to campus for its second year to raise public awareness about the social prejudice faced by people with intellectual disabilities, now with celebrity endorsements and a national platform. “The point of the campaign is to educate the public, not to take away the rights of free speech,” said junior Soeren Palumbo, the campaign’s co-founder. “The word ‘retarded’ has a profound effect on people with intellectual disabilities and should be eliminated by social consensus, not by a legal means.”With Notre Dame’s service-oriented mentality, Palumbo said he hopes Notre Dame will be a leader in the campaign.“Notre Dame has an unprecedented service orientation toward people with disabilities, and people here want to make the world a better place for people with intellectual disabilities,” Palumbo said, “I want Notre Dame to be the jewel in the crown of this year’s events.”The official event began last year at the Special Olympics Winter Games when Palumbo and a Yale student came up with the idea to create an event to draw media attention and educate the public on the word “retarded” and its isolating effects on those with intellectual disabilities, Palumbo said.“We expected to get about a dozen schools involved in last year’s campaign and ended up [getting] 45 universities and even schools in other countries to participate,” Palumbo said.  He said he anticipates even more involvement this year as service organizations such as Best Buddies International Inc. and Push America have joined the effort.The campaign has also garnered celebrity involvement with “Scrubs” actor John C. McGinley as the main spokesperson.  Other celebrities involved with the campaign include Joe Jonas, Carl Lewis, Evander Holyfield and Alonzo Mourning.  These celebrities have shown their support by creating public service announcements in which they recite the pledge and post the videos on YouTube or other media outlets. This year, Palumbo said he hopes the campaign will gain national media engagements or a possible op-ed in a major publication like The New York Times to raise attention for the campaign to “Spread the Word to End the Word.” The goal is for people to sign pledges similar to Notre Dame’s pledge: “As a member of the Notre Dame community, I pledge to end my pejorative use of the word ‘retarded.’”At Notre Dame, students can participate by signing one of the banners that will be located in both dining halls during lunch and dinner, as well as in LaFortune Student Center from late morning to mid-afternoon. There will also be T-shirts available for $5.“We want to bring the event to students and to make it simple for them so it’s not something they have to work to do,” Palumbo said. “It’s something they carry with them.“Society gets a brighter, more enriched future to see what people with intellectual disabilities can bring to the table. It’s a powerful, humbling, spiritual affirmation to be a part of that.”last_img read more

Baird qualifies for IAAF World Championships … Thompson runs wind-assisted time

first_imgWORLD junior silver medallist Kadecia Baird clinched an IAAF World Championships qualifying time in the women’s 200m last weekend when she competed for her college Texas A & M at the Roadrunner Invitational in San Antonio, Texas.Finishing in 23.03 seconds, the US-based Baird slides in just under the 23.10-seconds qualifying time for World Championships. However, that time was not enough for her to place in the race where she finished sixth overall.Churning in an even more impressive performance was Baird’s teammate, and Guyana national record holder, Brenessa Thompson, who finished second overall in the race with a wind-assisted time of 22.59 seconds.However a +2.7 wind robbed Thompson’s time of any validation as an IAAF qualifying time. The 20-year-old, who holds the 22.99 seconds record, will still have a lot of opportunities as the season continues, as will Baird.“This weekend was really great for me despite having a wind on my back. It’s still the beginning of the season and I have enough time to qualify,” Thompson told Chronicle Sport.last_img read more

Pirates’ Keone Kela issues bizarre responses when asked about suspension

first_imgAfter being suspended for two games by the Pirates, reportedly for an altercation with a team employee, reliever Keone Kela returned to the clubhouse Wednesday. He did not, however, provide any sort of clarity about the situation.Ahead of the Pirates’ contest vs. the Cardinals, Kela told reporters he didn’t know why he’d been disciplined. Uh, what?Keone Kela on the accuracy of the report that he got into it with team employee Hector Morales: “I wouldn’t say it’s not true. I wouldn’t say it’s fact.”— Jason Mackey (@JMackeyPG) July 24, 2019The Pirates are now “more than willing” to trade Kela before the July 31 deadline, according to The Athletic. They’re 46-54 and potentially on the verge of a rebuild, so exchanging a disgruntled reliever for prospects would make sense.Maybe we’ll figure out what happened with Kela behind the scenes if he’s sent to another organization. “I’ve been told as much as you guys have seen on Twitter,” he said.Actual words spoken by #Pirates Keone Kela, when asked about incident that led to his suspension: “What happened? Nothing happened.”Why was he suspended?Kela: “I don’t know. I’ve been told as much as you guys have seen on twitter.”Ok, then.— Rob Biertempfel (@RobBiertempfel) July 24, 2019MORE: Watch live MLB games all season long on fuboTV (7-day free trial)Kela was explicitly asked if he’d gotten into an exchange with a Pirates staff member.He replied: “I wouldn’t say it’s not true. I wouldn’t say it’s fact.”last_img read more