Rape survivors invited to official launch of group in Limerick

first_imgLimerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Previous articleWhat Next for contempary dance graduatesNext articleWATCH: Munster move top of Conf A with bonus point win over Connacht 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. Advertisement Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Linkedin TAGSCommunitygrouphealthLimerick City and CountyNewssupport WhatsApp TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Limerick on Covid watch list center_img Survivors Support Anonomous founder Leona O’Callaghan who is one of the exhibition organisers.Photo: Liam BurkeAN EXHIBITION featuring the clothes worn by women when they were attacked and raped may still come to Limerick.The ‘Not Consent’ exhibition has been deferred but Limerick rape survivor Leona O’Callaghan, the founder of the ‘Survivor Support Anonymous’ group, will still launch her support group as planned.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up She has joined forces with Ruth Maxwell and Shaneda Daly to mount the exhibition in Limerick which displays the actual clothing of rape victims that was worn at the time of their attack. It may still come here at a later date“It attempts to emphasise the insignificance of clothing during rape trials. Our message is Clothes do not cause rape, rapists cause rape, victim blaming is not okay,” Leona told the Limerick Post.“When I got dressed this morning, I questioned if the coat I was bringing was warm enough. I asked myself if the shoes I chose were comfortable enough, if I needed to walk far. I was wondering if my cardigan clashed a bit with my jumpsuit and I looked too maroon.“What I didn’t do is ask if my underwear would get me raped today. Are we now living in a time where I need to?” she asked.Ms O’Callaghan recently saw the man who had repeatedly raped and abused her sentenced in court for his crimes.Patrick O’Dea, also known as “Whacker” of Pike Avenue, Limerick, pleaded guilty on the second day of his trial at the Central Criminal Court to charges of sexual assault and rape on dates in 1994 and 1995.Her experiences fuelled Ms O’Callaghan’s desire to offer support to other victims and she formed Survivor Support Anonymous, the official launch of which will take place on the night.SSA provides a safe place where those affected by abuse (sexual, physical and domestic) can learn to heal and recover from their trauma through the 12 steps of recovery. The group was founded by Leona and is also facilitated by Shaneda Daly, founder of Survivors Side by Side.The support group will be launched at the Limerick Health Hub in Patrick Street from 1 to 8pm on Thursday, January 17 with speakers expected at 6pm.Invited speakers include Ruth Coppinger, Debbie Cole, Priscilla and Ainee Grainger, Jessica Bowes and the organisers of the event amongst others. Twitter Email NewsCommunityHealthRape survivors invited to official launch of group in LimerickBy Bernie English – January 7, 2019 1010 Facebook Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Printlast_img read more

Kallis named SA Cricketer of the Year

first_imgJacques Kallis was named the South African Cricketer of the Year at the 2011 South African Cricket Awards Gala Dinner at Gallagher Estate in Midrand on Tuesday. He previously won the award in 2004. MTN40 award winnerFaf du Plessis was the leading run scorer by some distance in the MTN40 and was tied for tenth among wicket takers, making him an easy winner of the MTN40 Cricketer of the Year Award. SA Newcomer of the Year: Imran Tahir Standard Bank ODI Cricketer of the Year: AB de Villiers Castle Test Cricketer of the Year: Jacques Kallis KFC “So Good!” Award: Jacques Kallis CSA Fans’ Cricketer of the Year: Hashim Amla SA Players’ Player of the Year: Hashim Amla SA Cricketer of the Year: Jacques KallisStd Bank Int’l Pro 20 Cricketer of the Year: Lonwabo Tsotsobe CSA Coach of the Year: Richard Pybus CSA Groundsman of the Year: Louis Kruger (Senwes Park) CSA Scorers’ Association of the Year: Gauteng Umpires’ Umpire of the Year: Johan Cloete Umpire of the Year: Johan Cloete Tahir picked up two further awards in the domestic cricket categories. He was named the SuperSport Series Cricketer of the Year after capturing 42 wickets, more than any other bowler, taking a five-for six times, and 10 wickets in a match twice. He was also named the Domestic Players’ Player of the Year. England international Owais Shah proved to be an excellent signing for the Cape Cobras as was evidenced by his receiving the Standard Bank Pro 20 Cricketer of the Year Award after finishing as the leading run scorer with 293 at an average of 72.25, and an excellent strike rate of 147.23. Richard Pybus won the Coach of the Year Award after leading the Cobras to the SuperSport Series and Standard Bank Pro 20 titles. Professional Awards: Domestic Professional Awards: Operations Outstandings inningsSpeaking to radio station SAfm, Kallis said his second innings in Cape Town stood out to him because of its importance in the context of the game, but added that his sentimental choice was his first double-century in the same series against India in Centurion. Leg-spinner Imran Tahir made an impact-filled debut for the Proteas at the Cricket World Cup, claiming 15 wickets in only five matches at less than four runs an over, with the tournament’s best strike rate of a wicket every 16.9 balls. Not surprisingly, after making that big splash, he was named SA Newcomer of the Year. 8 June 2011 Limited overs awardsNewly appointed one-day international captain AB de Villiers repeated as the Standard Bank ODI Cricketer of the Year, while the Standard Bank International Pro20 Cricketer of the Year award went the way of Lonwabo Tsotsobe. AWARD WINNERS MTN40 Cricketer of the Year: Faf du Plessis Standard Bank Pro20 Cricketer of the Year: Owais Shah SuperSport Series Cricketer of the Year: Imran Tahir CSA Fairplay Award: Chevrolet Warriors Domestic Newcomer of the Year: Mohammed Yaseen VallieSACA MVP (Most Valuable Player) Award: Zander de Bruyn Domestic Players’ Player of the Year: Imran Tahir Professional Awards: SA Team Hashim Amla, who claimed five awards at last year’s Gala Dinner, added another two this time around, both of which proved his popularity with his team-mates and fans. It was a big night for the all-rounder who was also named the Castle Test Cricketer of the Year and added the KFC “So Good!” Award for his century in both innings against India – 161 and 109 not out – at Sahara Park Newlands in January. He picked up the CSA (Cricket South Africa) Fans’ Cricketer of the Year Award, which was decided by the votes of fans, and was also named the SA Players’ Player of the Year, which was decided by the votes of players. During the calendar year, Kallis scored 821 test runs at the fantastic average of 136. Against number one ranked India, he tallied 498 runs in only five innings at the outstanding average of 166. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Toyota pips General Motors to regain no. 1 crown globally

first_imgToyota bounced back from safety recalls and natural disasters, selling 4.97 million vehicles globally in the first half of the year to retake its crown as the world’s top automaker from General Motors Co.The Japanese company sold about 300,000 more cars and trucks than GM did in the first half of the year, a lead large enough that it will be difficult for GM to catch Toyota in the final six months of 2012.GM said it sold 4.67 million vehicles during the first half. Both companies released their numbers on Wednesday.For Toyota Motor Corp ., the numbers underline a powerful rebound from a period of dismal sales, and the resilience of its brand as it gains traction in new markets such as China and Southeast Asia while clawing back lost market share in the US.Both companies have said in the past that they don’t care about the global sales leadership and are focusing on making profits. But the crown is a matter of corporate pride for both automakers.GM doesn’t plan to drop out of the race, though. The company’s sales and market share grew in China, and Chevrolet, its largest brand, has seen record growth for seven straight quarters, spokesman Jim Cain said. GM sales should rise because 70 percent of its US models will be refurbished or all-new in the next two years, said Cain.”We are in the early days of the most aggressive rollout of new products in our history, which will help us press our advantage in the US and China and grow profitably around the world,” he said, declining to comment on whether the company expects to pass Toyota in the second half.Toyota’s production was hit by the earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan last year and then by flooding in Thailand, an important production base for the automaker. Before those disasters, its sales were dented by massive US safety recalls, totaling more than 14 million vehicles since the quality control problems emerged three years ago.But the company’s factories and sales recovered faster than expected, making it very hard for GM to catch Toyota between now and the end of the year, said Jeff Schuster, senior vice president of forecasting at the LMC Automotive consulting firm in Troy, Mich.Also, GM has a bigger presence than Toyota in Europe, where auto sales have fallen dramatically, and China, where the economy is starting to slow, Schuster said.GM was No. 1 in world auto sales last year on strong performances in the US and China, its two biggest markets. The Detroit company held the global sales crown for more than seven decades before losing it to Toyota in 2008 as GM’s sales tanked while it headed toward financial ruin. In 2009, GM filed for bankruptcy protection, needing a U.S. government bailout to survive.Volkswagen AG was in third place in the global sales race. The company said earlier this month that it sold 4.45 million vehicles in the first half. It came in second after GM in global vehicle sales last year.GM had already trailed Toyota for the first quarter of this year at 2.28 million cars and trucks across the globe, while Toyota sold 2.49 million vehicles. Toyota has forecast that it will sell 9.58 million vehicles in 2012, up 21 percent from last year. GM has not given a full-year forecast.Chizuko Satsukawa, auto analyst for Standard & Poor’s in Tokyo, said Toyota faces intense competition not only from GM and Volkswagen but from other automakers, including Hyundai of South Korea.Toyota is counting on its next surge of expansion in Southeast Asia, following other high-growth markets such as China, India and Brazil, she said.”Toyota’s rebound is impressive,” said Satsukawa. “But what’s even more important than the numbers is profitability.”Satsukawa said Toyota was at a disadvantage because of a strong yen, compared with European and South Korean makers that have the perk of a weak currency that raises earnings from exported vehicles. That makes gaining sales numbers critical for Toyota, she said.Doing well in North America was also critical because that rich market is where many automakers, including Toyota, can hope to rake in hefty profits.After the recall fiasco, Toyota President Akio Toyoda acknowledged that the automaker needed to go back to its roots and strengthen quality rather than pursuing rapid growth at any cost.But in recent months, he has changed his tone slightly, promising growth for Toyota, although he has stressed it will do so with good products.Toyota spokesman Joichi Tachikawa played down Wednesday’s figures.”We can only keep trying to make good products that appeal to our customers,” he said.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

Nehru Cup 2012: Clinical Maldives stroll past Nepal

first_imgMaldives coach Istvan Urbanyi had complained of lack of practice ahead of the Nehru Cup but his wards did not let that handicap affect them as they beat Nepal 2-1 on Thursday to launch their campaign.Abdulla Asadhulla drew the first blood for Maldives in the sixth minute while Easa Ismail added another, late in the second half. It was even more special for the two as it was their debut match. Nepal pulled one back through Jumanu Rai in the injury time but it was not enough.Former SAFF champions Maldives were clearly the better side with their organised attacks and the ability to break the rivals’ defence.Mohamed Umair was the first to sound the warning bells for Nepal when he got a cross from the right but Arif Mohamed’s powerful header went just above the bar in the fourth minute of the match.Hardly had the Nepalese players regrouped when Waheed Rilwan came up with a beautiful solo effort on the right flank, only to be fouled by Biraj Maharjan just outside the ‘box’.Senior player Ali Ashfaq shot a curling free kick that was fisted by goal-keeper Riteesh Thapa. However, Abdulla Asadhulla was alert enough to tap in the ball to give Maldives the lead.After opening the account, Maldives came down even harder on their Nepalese rivals with Asadhulla and Umair playing the lead roles. The duo combined well upfront to create several in-roads from the flanks with Ashfaq contributing with his skilful dribbles.Maldives got a chance to score their second in the ninth minute when Nepal goalkeeper roughly tackled Ashfaq and was shown a yellow card. However, Umair’s curling free kick from right of the ‘box’ was fisted over the bar by Thapa.advertisementWhile Maldives looked dangerous, the answers from their rivals were few. Nepal’s only chance in the first half came when Bhola Siwal got a cross from Jagjeet Shrestha. But he headed the ball wide.Ashfaq, on the other hand, made life difficult for the Nepalese defenders with his solo runs. He would sometimes play from a deeper position and surprise his opponents with his speed.After the change of ends, Nepal came out a much better side. Their forwards had some chances but a goal eluded them.Nepal’s first chance came in the 48th minute, when Santosh Sahukula briskly from the centre of the field to pass the ball to an unmarked Bijay Gurung. But the stocky mid-fielder hesitated in shooting and lost possession of the ball.The chances still kept coming Nepal’s way but they failed to capitalise. They missed another close opportunity when Bharat Khawas headed a cross for Shrestha wide.However, Nepal got another spanking in the 77th minute when taking advantage of the poor defence Ahmed Rasheed got space to run down the right flank. He passed the ball to an advancing Ismail, who did no mistake to place the ball in the net.In the injury time, Nepal narrowed the gap when Jumanu shot a powerful right-footer off a cross from Sahukhala.Maldives next take on India and the host’s coach Wim Koevermans, who was present at the stadium, praised his next opponents. “Maldives looked in good shape. I have heard about Ashfaq and he is really good,” Koevermans said.His Maldives counterpart too praised the Indian team at the post-match press conference. “India is a very organised team. It is always difficult to play the host nation. We respect them,” he said.Today’s match: Syria vs Cameroon (7pm), Live on NEO Prime.last_img read more