Laois Direct Provision resident raises €1,000 in aid of local Saint Vincent de Paul

first_imgHome News Community Laois Direct Provision resident raises €1,000 in aid of local Saint Vincent… NewsCommunity News “Fashion is about uniqueness of which I have been fond since I was a little girl. Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new centre of gravity.“I was bullied in my previous job, but fashion is the reason I stand tall because I enjoy doing it every day, creating designs, matching colours etc.“Helping people makes me feel good and very happy. The community cares so much about the Commercial Inn residents, that making face masks and selling them was a little way of giving back to the community.”A spokesperson for the Rathdowney Integration Network explained how proud they are of Abíodun.They said: “We are extremely proud of Abíodun and Olga’s efforts to help others in need and we commend them for their kindness and desire to help those in need in our community.“On behalf of RIN we wish Abíodun and Olga every success for the future and thank them for their tremendous efforts.” A Laois Direct Provision Centre resident has raised €1,000 for her local Saint Vincent de Paul.Abíodun Oladele is a talented seamstress who used her skill to raise money for people in need during the Covid-19 lockdown.She initially made masks for the other residents in the Commercial Inn who, along with her, are living in emergency accommodation in Rathdowney, seeking asylum in Ireland.She then provided masks to the local ‘Meals on Wheels’ volunteers and their clients.She subsequently offered to make more masks to raise money for the local Saint Vincent de Paul Society in Rathdowney in association with ‘Rathdowney Integration Network’ (RIN).The project was funded by Laois County Council Covid-19 Emergency Fund 2020.Supported by her friend Olga, Abíodun produced over 200 masks which were sold on her behalf to raise money for the Rathdowney branch of SVP.When asked about her experience, Abíodun said: “I am a Nigerian, a computer science graduate (bachelor’s degree in computer science). Laois Direct Provision resident raises €1,000 in aid of local Saint Vincent de Paul Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role TAGSdirect provisionmasksRathdowney Integration NetworkThe Commercial Inn By LaoisToday Reporter – 15th September 2020 Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleEXPLAINED: The full details of the Government’s Level 1 to 5 plan for Covid-19Next articleDail suspended and Cabinet to self isolate as Health Minister awaits tests LaoisToday Reporter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Electric Picnic Pinterest SEE ALSO – From devastation to elation – how repeating the Leaving Cert changed a Laois teenager’s life Twitter Twitter Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Electric Picnic Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

HEART trainees to Repair JUTC Buses

first_imgRelatedWork Commences on Granville to Retirement Road in St. James RelatedHEART trainees to Repair JUTC Buses FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) and the HEART Trust/ NTA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see JUTC buses being repaired by persons trained by the organization, at a depot on Lyndhurst Road, in Kingston. Speaking at the signing ceremony at the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, in Kingston, on March 13, Portfolio Minister, Dr. the Hon. Omar Davies, said the initiative will save money, and will also utilize the expertise of locally trained individuals.“It is a multipurpose approach. We will be simultaneously utilizing the expertise and training (of) young people through the Jamaican German Automotive School (JAGAS) and we will be saving significant amounts in terms of foreign exchange… What we are seeking to do is to utilize our own young people, trained to the highest international capabilities, to carry out such rehabilitation,” he said.He explained that the initiative follows a plan by the previous administration to repair JUTC buses in Brazil, as the cost of that move was “prohibitive”.Dr. Davies said part of the depot will be reconfigured and retrofitted to ensure that the required work will be undertaken effectively.In his remarks, Minister of Education, Rev. the Hon. Ronald Thwaites, said under the initiative the damaged vehicles of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will also be repaired.“This will hopefully enable a far more economical way of keeping the police vehicles serviceable and it will also afford a tremendous opportunity for the HEART trainees to be exposed, not only to the restoration of buses, but also of every other kind of vehicle in the police fleet,” he said.Rev. Thwaites said the move is a tremendous opportunity for the advancement of training within the island.“The dream is for the day when any young person who wishes to be trained and certified at the highest levels…will come there, be assessed by HEART and avail themselves, not only of the theoretical studies, but the practical engagement and the opportunities of earning after being certified,” he said.Board Chairman of the JUTC, Rev. Garnet Roper, said there are approximately 113 buses at the facility in various stages of disrepair.He pointed out that the depot at Lyndhurst Road will be occupied by the JCF Motor Vehicle Repairs Division and the JUTC/JAGAS/HEART enterprise.By Chris Patterson JIS Reporter RelatedHEART trainees to Repair JUTC Busescenter_img HEART trainees to Repair JUTC Buses TransportMarch 15, 2013 Advertisementslast_img read more

New Look at Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix

first_imgA photo of Andre 3000 portraying the legend Jimi Hendrix for the upcoming biopic, All Is By My Side, has been released. A pair of clips from the long-awaited film was released last month.The film premiered at SXSW in March, and will be released in theatres June 13th in the U.S. and August 8th in the UK.You can check out a scene from the film below, and the crazy resemblance between Andre and Jimi.-Brittney Borruso[via Consequence of Sound]last_img

Economy not as bad as we thought thanks to construction

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Kenai Woman Arrested After Woodland Investigation

first_imgHansen was also cited for failing to exercise due care to avoid a collision and driving while license suspended or revoked for a November 30th incident. Few additional details were immediately released about the arrest of Amber Hansen, who was taken into custody on Friday at 11:49pm. Hansen was remanded to Wildwood Pre-Trial Facility and released on bail. Sergeant Paul Cushman says the November 30th incident was in the allegedly stolen vehicle. Her next scheduled court date is December 13th in front of Magistrate Martin Fallon. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A 37-year-old Kenai woman was arrested for vehicle theft on December 2nd after Kenai Police say they followed up on investigations in the city’s Woodland Subdivision.last_img read more

Tennessee gardeners urged to monitor rhododendron plants

first_imgNASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) is advising homeowners and gardeners to monitor their rhododendron plants after detecting a disease that kills plants, trees, and shrubs.Phytophthora ramorum is a water mold pathogen that causes sudden oak death, ramorum leaf blight, and ramorum dieback.USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) detected the pathogen in rhododendron plants at a store in Dickson County. The infected plants were part of a larger shipment that originated from nurseries in Washington state and Canada. APHIS is working to trace the plants from the shipment, which were sent to 18 states.TDA suggests that Tennesseans who have purchased a rhododendron since April, 2019 at Walmart and Rural King outlets monitor the plant for signs of disease, including leaf spots and dying branches or limbs. If you suspect your plant might have this disease, contact TDA’s Plant Certification Section at (615) 837-5137 or email [email protected] Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Plant Certification Section works to control and eradicate diseases and pests which threaten Tennessee’s forests, nurseries, and major crops. To learn more about Tennessee plant pests, diseases, and quarantines, visit HERE.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/16/2019-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more