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Sweet support will bee on hand for Milford

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Print Previous articlefilm column – Doctor SleepNext articleRose of Tralee to turn on Limerick Christmas Lights 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 Linkedin Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival A SWEET day out in aid of Milford Hospice is on the cards as the Limerick Beekeepers’ Association (LBA) revives the Limerick Honey Show.Organised in association with the Federation of Irish Beekeepers Associations, the show will take place on Saturday, November 30  in Mungret GAA Hall and is open to the public from 2pm.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Honey Shows have a long tradition among the beekeeping community in Ireland, showcasing the different skills in the craft.Exhibits will include not only honey but photography and baking with U12 and U16 classes. A special art class for local primary and secondary schools specifies that the exhibits must be pollinator related and a local artist will judge the exhibits.Local honey will be on sale from the teaching apiary in Mungret and funds raised will be used to develop beekeeping the county and city.The Limerick Beekeepers have gone from strength to strength in recent years and the organisation now has more than 100 members.The LBA meets monthly at the Mungret GAA clubhouse, where they get advice from certified lecturers, access to a free library and plenty of chat about all things beekeeping over a cup of tea.Chairman Gus Mc Coy says they are probably the envy of many other beekeeping associations because of the wide range of services and supports they can access.“We are grateful to Limerick City and County Council for leasing lands to us at Mungret for our apiary, which we use for training beginners, and also to Mungret GAA for the use of their hall.”Established in 1956, membership was quite small in the early years and by 2012 the club had just 18 members.According to Gus, it was only when they established a training programme for beginners at the start of the recession that there was a significant increase in membership numbers, as people focused on more homely crafts.“Membership has grown steadily in recent years due to the commitment of our committee to providing the resources and means for people to learn the ancient craft of beekeeping,” he explainedAdmission to the Mungret Show is €2 with under-16s free with proceeds going to Milford Hospice.center_img WhatsApp Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedLBAlimerickLimerick Beekeepers associationLimerick Post NewsCommunityLimerickSweet support will bee on hand for MilfordBy Bernie English – November 12, 2019 376 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies aids student research

first_imgThe Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies supports and promotes advanced research and training in all fields of Chinese studies. The Fairbank Center collaborates with the Harvard University Asia Center to offer undergraduate and graduate student grants for Chinese language study and research travel.In 2009-10 the Fairbank Center also assisted the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in providing financial aid to 10 doctoral students pursuing research on China in various disciplines. To support the training of new scholars, the Fairbank Center provides grants for graduate student conference travel and dissertation research. The generosity and foresight of many donors have made the student grants possible by establishing funds such as the Desmond and Whitney Shum Graduate Fellowship; the Elise Fay Hawtin Travel and Research Fund; the Fairbank Center Challenge Grant; the Harvard Club of the Republic of China Fellowship Fund; the John K. Fairbank Center Endowment; the John King and Wilma Cannon Fairbank Undergraduate Summer Travel Grants; and the Liang Qichao Travel Fund. Student grants in Chinese studies are also supported by contributions from Fairbank Center affiliates.For a list of student grant recipients, visit the Fairbank Center Web site.last_img read more

Tears flowed as families of missing murdered forced to select roundtable delegates

first_imgAPTN National News OTTAWA—Tears flowed and old pain surfaced Thursday as the families of murdered and missing Indigenous women were forced to select their representatives for a roundtable Friday with federal and provincial politicians.The process left many family members shaken, said C.J Julian, sister of Norma George who was found murdered in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside in 1992.“I just think what they did was re-victimize the families by picking four ceremonial witnesses for the national roundtable. It felt like we had to go against each other… I saw a lot of people walk away with heavy hearts,” said Julian. “It was like we all went against each other. It was like lateral violence. We had to pick looking at each other.”The families of the murdered and missing were told they could only pick four people to attend the national roundtable. The were told to pick delegates representing the four directions: North, South, East and West.Julian was not one of the delegates selected to attend the roundtable which will be held at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Ottawa. She will be part of a parallel gathering for families and the public at Carleton University.Friday’s roundtable meeting will be chaired by Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod and attended by provincial leaders, including Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynn.Federal Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt and Status of Women Minister Kellie Leitch are scheduled to attend Friday’s meeting.Representatives from Indigenous organizations will also attend the roundtable, which will be closed to the public.Families gathered Thursday at the Delta Hotel to select their delegates for Friday’s meeting.Some of the family members wept after realizing they would not get a chance to share their voice and pain at the national roundtable.Bev Jacobs, who is from Six Nations and a former president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada, was picked as one of the delegates.Jacobs said each of the representatives would only be able to speak for four minutes at the roundtable. She said she would reflect the pain and tears from the family members at Thursday’s meeting.“I’m going to share their pain. I’m going to tell them what I am seeing right now,” said Jacobs. “I’m going to share their voice.”Jacobs said she was against the roundtable from the beginning arguing it would just hurt families again.“I’m disappointed in the process. I don’t know who designed it, but it’s not respectful of the families,” she said.Jacobs said she’s like to see a Royal Commission.The other delegates selected to represent the families at the roundtable included: Judy Maas, from Blueberry River in British Columbia, whose sister Cynthia Mass was killed in 2010 in Prince George, B.C.; Darlene Osborne, from Norway House Cree Nation, Man., and the cousin of Helen Betty Osborne who was kidnapped and murdered in The Pas, Man., in 1971; Diane Lilley, whose 21-year-old sister Cindy Burk was murdered along the Highway of Tears in 1990.Prime Minister Stephen Harper is personally against a public inquiry and has told two successive Assembly of First Nations national chiefs he won’t be calling [email protected]@APTNNewslast_img read more