MCB Group Limited ( 2016 Annual Report

first_imgMCB Group Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about MCB Group Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MCB Group Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MCB Group Limited (  2016 annual report.Company ProfileMCB Group Limited is a financial holdings company that, together with the several subsidiaries running under it, operates in three clusters; banking, non-banking financial and other investments. The non-banking financial sector is involved in factoring and leasing while the MCB Capital Markets Limited offers services such as corporate finance advisory, asset management, stockbroking, private equity and registry. The Group also assists micro and small entrepreneurs. The services offered by the company include, offers current, savings, and foreign currency accounts; fixed and term deposits; personal, educational, motor, green, and housing loans; term loans; and working capital finance, term funding¸ structured finance, private equity finance, and leasing services, as well as credit and prepaid cards. MCB Group Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Scarlets team to play derby rivals Blues

first_imgNORTHAMPTON, UNITED KINGDOM – NOVEMBER 01: Regan King of Scarlets pictured during the EDF Energy Cup match between Northampton Saints and Scarlets at Frankllin’s Gardens on November 1, 2008 in Northampton, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Regan King bids a fond farewellThe Scarlets entertain their derby rivals from the Capital on Friday night for an exciting finale to the Magners League before teams secure their places in the semi-final top four play-off zone.The hosts’ last home fixture of the season at Parc Y Scarlets (Friday 6th May, kick off 7.05pm) is expected to attract a five-figure crowd as the nail-biting finish to the league concludes with the Scarlets, Blues and Ospreys all still able to secure a play-off place. This will be the first time all the final sixth round matches are played at the same time.Having kicked off strongly in the league, the Scarlets spent 12 consecutive weeks in the play-off zone. The now 6th placed Scarlets are reliant on other fixtures going their way but will want to finish on a high after a strong performance away in Glasgow with five tries, a bonus point win and qualification for Europe as one of the top placed three Welsh regions.Head Coach Nigel Davies said: “All we are focusing on is the win; mathematically we still have a chance to go through but that’s not in our control. The key is we want to finish our season on the right note and with the right momentum. Our last result in Glasgow showed the progression we’ve made, there was a lot of pressure on us to get that win and we controlled the game well in the second half and played with composure.“As we’ve said all season, we’ll be focusing on our own performance – all we can do is win and we want that as much if not more than the Blues. The players will be 100% focused and we want to put right our last performance here at Parc y Scarlets against Munster in front of our home crowd.“It’s going to be a big ask against a physical Blues side full of internationals and they will be bitter after their loss to the Dragons. They’re in the driving seat in that if they win they will qualify so it’s going to be a big local derby game with both teams wanting to finish on a high.” Wales and Scarlets outside half Stephen Jones takes the helm again in the pivotal role at 10, with Morgan Stoddart at full-back, George North and Scotland international Sean Lamont on the wings, Regan King and Scott Williams in centre partnership and Tavis Knoyle starting at scrum-half.Supporters will bid a fond farewell at Parc y Scarlets to Kiwi magician Regan King after six years in a Scarlets shirt.Scarlets starting XV:Morgan StoddartGeorge NorthRegan KingScott WilliamsSean LamontStephen JonesTavis KnoyleLestyn ThomasMatthew Rees (capt)Rhys ThomasLou ReedDominic DayRob McCuskerJohnathan EdwardsBen Morgan Replacements:Emyr PhillipsPhil JohnPeter EdwardsDavid LyonsRichie PughMartin RobertsRhys PriestlandLee Williams. Injured players not available for selection are:Gareth Maule (shoulder strain), Josh Turnbull (toe), Aaron Shingler (shoulder) and Jon Davies (dead leg)last_img read more

Hans House / M.O.D.O

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  350 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Houses Year:  Architects: M.O.D.O Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Melbourne, Australiacenter_img ArchDaily Hans House / M.O.D.OSave this projectSaveHans House / M.O.D.O Save this picture!Courtesy of m.o.d.o and ricky fung+ 22 Share 2012 Hans House / M.O.D.O Text description provided by the architects. The client’s brief was to design a home which played an active role in their everyday life, rather than a static shell. Our aim was to develop a design which engages with the rituals and the growth of this young family; blending the external and internal spaces to create movement and life in the environment. Save this picture!Courtesy of m.o.d.o and ricky fungLocated on the elbow of the street, the site is sandwiched between two suburban houses and common practice when it comes to locating a suburban house on a site, is to start at the centre of the plot and enlarge the footprint until the space required is met. Typically remaining on the side of the site is a two narrow strips of unusable landscape and a standard suburban backyard. The backyard’s intention is to give the occupants a sense of connectivity to the outside, however because of poor orientation and spatial planning, the garden is often under valued, resulting in a passive relationship with the interior. Save this picture!Courtesy of m.o.d.o and ricky fungIn Hans-house, instead of standing next to the backyard, the form cradles and pulls the landscape in and to the centre of the house. Giving the landscape a stronger presence in the overall design of this home. The backyard shares the rear of the site with the living room, the two spaces are divided by a large glass sliding door and a deep timber clad reveal. The depth of the timber reveal formally articulates and stretches out the hidden gap between the internal and external. The edge of the reveal also creates a handy seat for large family gatherings. By activating the edge, the spaces are encourage to flow in and out of each other. Save this picture!Courtesy of m.o.d.o and ricky fungOrientated north, the reveal also create an eave to allow for passive solar gain. Also a thick heavy curtain can be pulled across to separate the living room and lock in all the captured heat. As the backyard moves further to the east it is compressed by the underside of the cantilever box to create a small courtyard. Different to the rear, the courtyard is a more intimate exterior space, the deck is also raised to suggested two distinct zones. As the courtyard digs into the centre of the house, it surrounds and connects itself with the internal spaces. The cool masonry wall to the north and the cantilever of the upper floors shelters the courtyard from the summer sun, while in winter the courtyard remains dry and tucked underneath the upper floors. Save this picture!The brick wall to the street front, folds down and slides into the house to formalize the entrance. In the kitchen this concrete brick is adopted again to construct the island bench, moving to the kids retreat area, the timber lined ceiling is the underside of the cantilever box, which is articulate as it flows over the window and out into the courtyard. By using common exterior material internally, the house attempts to invite that exterior in and obscure the transition between interior and exterior. Creating a more dynamic relationship internally and its surroundings. Save this picture!Courtesy of m.o.d.o and ricky fungSitting above the ground floor is the timber box, stretching westwards to the street to greet the large peppercorn tree. The west facing windows is carefully located to capture the views of the tree and at the same time hides behind the foliage to shade itself from the hot setting sun. The opposing façade frames a view of Melbourne’s skyline. Internally the box is carefully divided, with spaces of a slower and relaxed nature (i.e. bathrooms and study) facing the tree, and the more active spaces pointed towards the city.Save this picture!Courtesy of m.o.d.o and ricky fungProject gallerySee allShow lessRichard Meier Retrospective Exhibition in Mexico CityArticles’CoExistence’ Badel Block Proposal / PlaCArticles Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeM.O.D.OOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMelbourneHousesAustraliaPublished on June 14, 2012Cite: “Hans House / M.O.D.O” 14 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Westlegate Tower in Norwich / 5th Studio

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Form Of Contract And/Or Procurement:Novated Design and BuildSelected Subcontractors And Suppliers:GFS, Warwick Engineering, The C.E.L. GroupClient:FW Properties, Soho EstatesCost:£5.8MAnnual Co2 Emissions:17.1 kgCO2/m2Project Architect:Nathan Jones, John CainDesign Team:Ronan Watts, Lily Nicholls, Giles Smith, Mike TaylorCity:NorwichCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Timothy SoarText description provided by the architects. 5th Studio has completed the redevelopment of Westlegate Tower, one of Norwich’s most high profile buildings, together with its surrounding environment, into a landmark mixed-use site within the historically sensitive context of Norwich’s medieval city centre.Save this picture!© Timothy SoarThe transformation of the 1960s tower block into 17 residential apartments involved the addition of three storeys to the previously squat, 11-storey tower – creating a new ‘crown’ for the building. The new apartments each occupy a single floor plate and benefit from spectacular 360-degree views across the city.Save this picture!© Timothy SoarThe tower’s original promoters described it as “a pencil of light”: an optimistic symbol of the city’s modernity. After some years in use as offices, the building fell into disuse during the construction of the adjacent Castle Mall, with the building’s final tenants moving out in 2005. The vacant building caused much controversy within the city, with city planning policy calling for its demolition.Save this picture!ModelSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanIn 2012 the mothballed tower was purchased in a joint venture by Norwich-based FW Properties and Soho Estates. After winning the project through invited completion, 5th Studio’s brief was to explore how the site might be creatively reimagined as a mixed- use city block.Save this picture!© Timothy SoarRather than demolish the tower, the practice proposed to make it more appropriate to its setting in Norwich – the ‘city of towers’ – and to deliver for the city planners the desired urban connectivity which the tower had obliterated.Save this picture!SectionThe site spans from Westlegate to Timberhill, encompassing a diverse range of landscapes and buildings, including the tower itself, a listed 17th Century building (20 Westlegate) and surface car parking on a gap site on Timberhill. All of which lie adjacent to the churchyard of the Grade I listed All Saints Church.Save this picture!© Timothy SoarThe new envelope deploys a series of patterns across its facades in order to provide an overall coherence and elegance to the tower, responding to its role as a city-scale landmark. The cladding was designed within the tight budget constraints of standard curtain walling, but by using a variety of glass finishes, metal mesh and cover strips, a skin was developed that changes radically with light conditions and the aspect from which the tower is viewed.Save this picture!Third Floor PlanThe re-making of the tower has been supported by a renegotiation of the surrounding landscape, including the renovation of 20 Westlegate, the addition of a new build modern town house, and the reinstatement of the lost Lion & Castle Yard as a public thoroughfare, reconnecting Westlegate and Timberhill, and re-establishing the historic grain of lanes, yards and passageways that characterise the city centre.Save this picture!© Timothy SoarProject gallerySee allShow lessPenda Designs River-Inspired Landscape Pavilion for China’s Garden ExpoIn ProgressCA House / SuperLimão StudioSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Norwich, Norwich, Norfolk, United KingdomLocation to be used only as a reference. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  3530 m² Area:  3530 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2013 Graham Construction M&E Consultant: 2013 United Kingdom Planning Supervisor: Structural Engineers: Westlegate Tower in Norwich / 5th Studio BSD, Contact Electrical George Sexton Associates photographs:  Timothy SoarPhotographs:  Timothy Soar Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Lanpro Bremner Partnership Year:  Manufacturers: KEIM ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Main Contractor: Photographs Lighting Consultant: Quantity Surveyor: CopyCity Planning, Mixed Use Architecture, Apartments•Norwich, United Kingdom “COPY” Save this picture!© Timothy Soar+ 32 Sharelast_img read more

Lord Mayor of London announces the beneficiary of his Fundraising Appeal

first_imgLord Mayor of London announces the beneficiary of his Fundraising Appeal The new Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Gavyn Arthur QC, last night announced that the beneficiary of his Appeal will be Save the Children. It will support projects in London and across the UK.The Appeal has a target of £4m that will be raised by a dedicated fundraising team based in the City and headed up by Appeal Director Lisa Hillman. Fundraising will comprise a year-long series of events in the City – from a Venetian Ball to abseiling – as well as work with individual and corporate donors, Trusts and Foundations.Projects to be funded include the new Lord Mayor’s Award Scheme based in London, in which 13 Award Holders are developing projects based on their own life experiences. Outside London, the Appeal is supporting Save the Children projects in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Advertisement  11 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Mike Aaronson, Director General of Save the Children UK, expressed his organisation’s gratitude for the support of the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress. “This is a very exciting fundraising Appeal for us and we are delighted that we have been chosen as the Lord Mayor’s charity.” About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 13 November 2002 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Bullying UK wins TalkTalk Innovation in the Community Award

first_imgBullying UK wins TalkTalk Innovation in the Community Award  35 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Bullying UK has received a TalkTalk Innovation in the Community Award for its innovative poster project which it says has saved schools more than £34,000 over the last year.The charity will receive a grant of £2,000 to help expand its project ‘Click, Create and Print’ poster creator in new directions.The project uses the mobile technology of QR codes combined with an online poster creator.The website allows any young person to make their own anti-bullying poster. On each poster are two special codes. When snapped with a mobile phone camera they allow the user to access a digital copy of the poster that can then be shared with other young people via MMS or Bluetooth. A second code allows access to the charity’s mobile advice site project was funded with donations from the family and friends of Ben Vodden, the 11-year-old Sussex schoolboy who killed himself after bullying on the school bus in 2006. So far, more than 10,000 unique posters with a tribute to Ben have been created by schools all over the UK.John Carnell, founder and CEO of Harrogate-based Bullying UK said: “We are proud to be recognised by TalkTalk as one of the UK’s most innovative charities. Eighteen months ago we identified QR codes as being key to the uptake of the mobile web and the filling in of another bit of the digital divide. Even if people are in a rush they can snap the code from the poster with their phone and get immediate help from our mobile website.”Charity director Liz Carnell said: “Bullying UK has always been at the cutting edge of charity work but even we were surprised how far ahead of even the biggest names in business Click, Create and Print is. In recent days the announcement of a popular soft drinks firm adding QR to 400 million cola cans is sure to drive uptake and awareness of our service as people become aware of this powerful technology”.TalkTalk’s Innovation In The Community Awards enable charity and community groups throughout the UK to harness the power of the Internet. Thirty winners receive cash grants of £2,000 each to fund both technology-related projects as well as technology equipment, to help them make the most of the Tagged with: Awards Digital Funding QR Codes Howard Lake | 13 November 2008 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Baltimore PPA protests new killings by cops

first_imgBaltimoreWithin a two-day period in late January, the Baltimore City Police Department shot two Black people, killing one of them. In response, the Baltimore People’s Power Assembly held a protest in front of the Baltimore City Police Headquarters on Jan. 31 to demand justice for Darin Hutchins, whom the cops killed on Jan. 24.Later the day of the protest, the Baltimore County Police killed Edwin Bright Sr. All of the victims were African Americans.During the week before the protest, Sara Benjamin and Steven Ceci of the People’s Power Assembly conducted an investigation in the neighborhood where Darin Hutchins was killed and spoke to eyewitnesses. Those who knew Hutchins explained that he had a history of mental illness. PPA spokesperson Benjamin declared, “The police and the system criminalize Black people and stigmatize people who have psychiatric illnesses.”The story the eyewitnesses told was much different than the public relations story the police department handed the media. Benjamin explained that the witness who stood next to Hutchins when he was gunned down by Officer Donald Gaff told her that before firing the two shots, the officer gave Hutchins zero time to drop a kitchen knife.Ceci, another PPA organizer, added, “We are angry that the news media has repeated the public relations story told by police spokespeople before they spoke to anyone in the neighborhood or to any of the witnesses.” He reported that the witness who stood next to Darin Hutchins did not feel endangered by him at any time; in fact, she put her arm around him. Instead, she was terrified by the police and “at this moment has asked that her name not be published for fear of reprisal.”Ceci also said the witness, a friend of Hutchins, said, “The white cop who shot Darin moved the knife and put it on a table” even after she objected. She “had to scream at the cop to stop shooting.”One of the youngest activists at the Jan. 31 protest, Kira Lynae, concluded the PPA rally by calling for an end to devaluing Black lives: “Black lives matter, as do the lives of all those marginalized and oppressed, including the LGTBQIA community, women and those with disabilities, who are many times forgotten.”PPA organizers took note of the scores of police cars lined up during the rally, plus the plainclothes police who were standing by ready to infiltrate the demonstration, a practice implemented at all recent #BlackLivesMatter protests.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

International movement demands: ‘Justice for Major Tillery!

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this On May 17, word spread via social media that Major Tillery, a political prisoner at Pennsylvania’s State Correctional Institution Chester, was sick with chills, a sore throat and a fever for several days. On hearing of Tillery’s illness and knowing that COVID-19 was running rampant in U.S. prisons, the international prisoner defense movement sprang into action. It launched a petition, in English and French, and a phone and letter-writing campaign directed to SCI Chester administrators.Call-in campaign on behalf of Major Tillery.In addition to demanding medical treatment for Tillery, the campaign protested the total prison lockdown. Prisoners have been denied showers and cleaning of cell blocks, as well as phone calls or other communication with the outside. Food for sick prisoners was placed on the floor outside their cells.Tillery has alerted supporters that a major roadblock to receiving treatment is Dr. Paul Little, employed by Wellpath, who has the final say on which prisoners receive COVID-19 tests. Tillery writes: “They saying they are protecting the elderly by locking us up for 24 hours, but with no air and no movement for months is killing us with [our] respiratory problems, no vitamin D. In the last 9 days we have received nothing.  …  They are using this pandemic as punishment.”It was Tillery who blew the whistle in 2015 when Mumia Abu-Jamal was near death due to untreated hepatitis C in SCI Mahanoy. When the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PADOC) retaliated by moving Tillery to SCI Frackville, he filed a federal pro se lawsuit demanding medical treatment for Mumia and all prisoners. At Frackville, after he succeeded in obtaining services for aging prisoners, the PADOC retaliated again and moved him to SCI Chester.Tillery, whom Abu-Jamal describes as a “jailhouse lawyer who shook the prison walls,” has been held in solitary confinement for 20 of his 37 years in prison “because of something prison administrators hate and fear above all things: prisoner unity; prisoner solidarity.” (For information on his case, see statistics list one prisoner and 14 guards as COVID-19 positive at SCI Chester as of May 18, but do not say how many prisoners were tested. Statewide, 226 inmates and 157 guards have tested positive, with five prisoners and one guard dying from the virus.In addition to the call-in campaign, the Coalition to Abolish Death by Incarceration rallied outside SCI Chester on May 19, urging officials to release inmates, especially the elderly and sick. The protests and call-ins had an impact. By May 20, people incarcerated at SCI Chester were getting showers, phone calls and access to prison kiosks. The prison also started randomly testing 30 to 40 people at a time. However, as of this report, Tillery has not been tested. Letter from Richard Wright’s daughterProminent among those galvanizing international support for Tillery is Europe-based activist Julia Wright, daughter of author Richard Wright. Excerpts from her letter to Kenneth Eason, SCI Chester Administrator, follow:Dear Mr. Kenneth Eason,I just watched with deep interest your January 2017 talk on “The Path to Prison” (TEDx Talks/You Tube). My father, the late African American writer Richard Wright, used to quip: “Who would ever want to be a cop or a prison guard?” But as a journalist he also taught me how to listen to all sides of all stories, so I paid careful attention to your reminiscences of your traumatic childhood years at the hands of bullies.You spoke of your fears resulting from bullying: Would you get your lunch money stolen? Would the contents of your bookbag be strewn on the ground for you to crawl all over? Would you get beat up? No wonder you developed a stutter, a difficulty to look people in the eye, and started to pull your hair out.As my father recalls in his book “Black Boy/American Hunger,” he too was bullied at an early age, but his mother, who was the wife of a sharecropper, the son of a slave, could not afford boarding school. She gave him a thick stick and sent him out to face the bullies or return home to corporal punishment. The result: a narrative which is now taught in U.S. schools.Your mother chose a different but sincere path: She sent you to the Milton S. Hershey School for Disadvantaged Children. You say in your comments: “At last, I felt safe.” You graduated and eventually become a prison custodian and now, under COVID-19, the acting Superintendent of SCI Chester.Central to the problem of bullying is the preying by virulent and violent elements over vulnerability and helplessness. The super bully today is the virus threatening bullies and bullied alike. To the extent you, an African American single parent’s son, were bullied when little, I hope you can place yourself in the shoes of the elderly, vulnerable and immunocompromised, whose immediate release would constitute no threat to the community.I was struck by your lifelong respect for your mentor Milton S. Hershey (who died in 1945, the year [Wright’s famous novel]“Black Boy” was published). Clearly, you sincerely cherish Hershey’s vision of help for the disadvantaged before it is too late.Consider that this is your opportunity to turn your prison into a safe, caring, disinfected, COVID-19-free space. Just as your mentor Milton S. Hershey turned his school into a model of safety, welcoming bullied children, now you have the opportunity of becoming the Black Hershey of the U.S. carceral system by turning SCI Chester into a new experiment of safety, justice for all and an enlightened policy of release under COVID-19 for all to emulate.I call upon you to provide testing for all inmates and staff, with transparency on numbers of positive cases; to disinfect all cells and common areas; to provide regular access to showers, hygiene and PPE for all inmates and staff.  Provide yard, phone and internet access to all prisoners on a regular basis, with regular walk-throughs by prison administrators, including yourself.And grant the immediate release of as many prisoners as possible from SCI Chester, including Major Tillery who is elderly, African American and more likely to catch the virus, [as he is] already immunocompromised. His having set up a welfare program for elders behind bars is not a threat to the community, on the contrary.  In the spirit of your mentor, yours sincerely, Julia Wrightlast_img read more

Athea Vintage Club annual Road Run

first_imgPredictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival ATHEA Vintage Club will hold is annual Road Run this Sunday, July 8.The club is based in scenic West Limerick and each year holds this event to benefit local charities. This year our main benefactor will be the Autism unit in Athea National School, which is providing an amazing service to the locality.The club is based around a passion of vintage cars, bikes and tractors, and each year people with the same passion are drawn to Athea village where annually the committee have picked beautiful scenic routes along West Limerick and North Kerry.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This Sunday will prove no different as the club have identified routes that not alone have amazing views but are a pleasure to drive for all Vintage lovers.The event is a treat for all to view the amazing array of cars, tractors and bikes from by gone years, each being preserved by their owners. It is a great family day, raffle and music afterwards in the bar.For further information please see Facebook  Athea Vintage Club. Registration will begin at 11am in The Top of the Town Bar in Athea.  Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp Email Advertisement NewsLocal NewsAthea Vintage Club annual Road RunBy Alan Jacques – July 4, 2018 1405 Linkedincenter_img Previous articleKerry critical of Limerick’s non appearance in Munster JFCNext articleVictims of child sex abuse in schools like Creagh Lane must be able to seek State redress – O’Dea Alan Jacques Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSAtheaAthea Vintage Clublimerick Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Brian Leddin | #WeAreLimerick Episode 26

first_imgTreaty Talk EP128: 2020 Hurling All Stars Special WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email TAGSBrian LeddinCommunityconversationdevelopmentpodcastWeAreLimerick NewsCommunityPodcastsWeAreLimerickBrian Leddin | #WeAreLimerick Episode 26By Cian Reinhardt – September 24, 2019 125 Twitter Advertisement Treaty Talk EP129: End of Season Club Awards Printcenter_img Treaty Talk EP138: Billy Lee’s footballers seek promotion spot with both Camogie sides and Ladies Footballers in action Brian Leddin, Green Party Councillor joins #WeAreLimerick host Cian Reinhardt to chat about his journey to politics, climate action, and the development on Limerick City.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Previous articleJudi to launch her new bookNext articleFormer tourist office is ‘an eyesore’ for visitors Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Limerick Post Show | Ann Blake launches a new podcast The Breakdown EP151: Munster’s Defiant Sportsground Stand & Fixture Chaos Linkedin Facebook Limerick Post Show | Villiers School Podcastlast_img read more