New accommodation needed for trafficking victims

first_imgWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Thomond Community College to hold its annual Multicultural Day RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement by Kathy MastersonSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] migrant rights organisation Doras Luimní is calling on Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald to provide alternative accommodation for victims of human trafficking, who are currently housed in direct provision centres.“We would be very critical of the Government policy since 2007 of housing trafficking victims in direct provision centres while the investigations are ongoing.“Victims of trafficking, and sex trafficking in particular, are especially vulnerable, they have suffered a lot of trauma and some would be suffering with post traumatic stress,” explained Patricia Stapleton, anti-trafficking officer with Doras Luimní.This week a report was submitted to Minister Fitzgerald criticising Ireland’s treatment of both asylum seekers and victims of trafficking.The report, compiled by the Immigrant Council of Ireland, Focus Ireland, Sonas Housing and Nasc, has called for short-term emergency accommodation and more support facilities to be made available to victims of sex traffickers.The submission of the report coincides with the release of figures from the Central Statistics Office showing a 133 per cent increase in human trafficking offences in Ireland between June 2013 and June 2014.According to Ms Stapleton, direct provision centres are “wholly inappropriate” for the needs of human trafficking victims.“They have to share rooms with other people, there is open access and they don’t get the support they need. They are victims of human rights abuses and they should be entitled to more appropriate accommodation for their needs.We would be advocating for the Minister to create an alternative housing solution for victims of human trafficking,” she saidMs Stapleton revealed that, like asylum seekers, victims of human traffickers can also be left living in direct provision centres for extended periods of time, which can have a negative impact on mental health.She added that the living conditions can cause some of the victims to suffer “secondary trauma in addition to the trauma they have already suffered”. NewsNew accommodation needed for trafficking victimsBy John Keogh – September 25, 2014 801 Email TAGSDoras LuimníHuman TraffickingJustice Minister Frances Fitzgerald center_img Linkedin Print Concern over migrant families being accommodated in hotels Free Céilí Afro Dabke workshops and performance Limerick celebrates Africa Day Doras Luimní hold events in Limerick for World Refugee Day Previous articleLimerick councillor not ready to dump landfill proposalNext articleNew Limerick council tenants already in deep water John Keogh Doras supports more than 1,200 peoplelast_img read more

#Donkomi: Dani Alves joins Sao Paulo on free transfer

first_imgFormer Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain right-back Dani Alves has joined boyhood club Sao Paulo on a free transfer.Fresh from being named player of the tournament at this summer’s Copa America, the Brazilian has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal to return to a team in his homeland for the first time since 2002.Explaining his decision, Alves said: “Now, in 2019 I could have picked anywhere to play but I chose to return to Brazil. For my country. For my people. For the club of my heart.”Alves announced he would not be extending his stay at French champions PSG after scoring in Brazil’s 5-0 Group A victory over Peru at the Copa America.“Today I close another cycle in my life, a cycle of victory, learning and experiences,” Alves wrote on Instagram“I would like to thank the PSG family for the opportunity to together build a page in the history of this club.“It was two years of resilience and continuous reinventing to fulfil my mission, but in life everything has a beginning, a middle and an end and now the time has come to put that final point here.”Alves has won 40 trophies in his professional career – more than any other player in world football.While at Barcelona he won six La Liga titles, the Champions League on three occasions and four Copa del Rey trophies.Alves, who has been capped 115 times for Brazil, also won league and cup titles with Juventus and PSG. Source: Sky Sportslast_img read more

Racist Confrontation Caught on Video Investigated as Hate Crime

first_imgThe man then grabs an object from the bed of the truck and approaches the driver’s side of the vehicle.“When he came out the car, he had something and was hitting the car,” Lopez explains.Lopez can be heard screaming, telling her boyfriend to drive away.“I was afraid. I didn’t know what they had in their car. I just wanted to get home,” she says.Lopez and her boyfriend were able to record the truck’s license plate number and report it to police. They also posted it on social media, which allowed people online to quickly identify the couple by name.“We want to get justice because it’s not right,” says Lopez. “I don’t want them to just go freely and continue to do this to someone else.”Police are now investigating the incident as a hate crime. They arrested 29-year-old Gregory Howell and 29-year-old Rachel Howell over the weekend. A woman in Torrance, California, says she and her her boyfriend were the targets of vandalism and a racist rant last Wednesday night, and the incident was caught on camera.“We were just coming back from having my birthday dinner,” Itzel Lopez says. “We were just in shock. We didn’t know what was going. Why were they doing it? They don’t know us. They were being really mean and racist.”On their way home, Lopez, who is Mexican, noticed two people in a pickup truck were driving behind them for several minutes.As they approached a red light, the truck went in front of them.“I don’t know why they followed us for miles until we came to a complete stop because they cut us in front,” adds Lopez.A man and woman stepped out of the truck, and Lopez started recording.“We tried to get away. She kept standing in front of the car and wouldn’t let us leave,” according to Lopez.In the video, the other woman can be heard heard saying, “White lives matter, b—h,” as the man is seen doing a Nazi salute in front of Lopez’s boyfriend, who is Black.last_img read more

International highlights in 2017 England championship schedule

first_img8 Feb 2017 International highlights in 2017 England championship schedule England Golf will host many of the world’s finest amateur players this year when it stages the European Men’s International Amateur Championship at Walton Heath in Surrey. The winner will book a place in the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale and the event will be one of the highlights of a packed calendar, alongside the Brabazon Trophy at Woodhall Spa, the Lincolnshire home of England Golf; and the Men’s Home Internationals at Moortown in Yorkshire. The 2017 England Golf championship season – for which entries have just opened – will feature events for elite amateurs and handicap golfers across the length and breadth of the country. The most southerly will be played at Trevose in Cornwall, and the most northerly at Berwick-upon-Tweed in Northumberland. There will be celebrations along the way – and not just from the winners. Two of the host clubs are marking their 125th anniversaries in 2017: South Staffs, which will host the English senior women’s amateur in May, and Harrogate, which will hold the senior women’s Brenda King Foursomes in October. The much sought-after Brabazon Trophy is the high spot of the early season. It will be played on the renowned Hotchkin course at Woodhall Spa in May and will attract a top-class international field. The title of English men’s open stroke play champion is one of the most prized in amateur golf and past winners include Major champions Sandy Lyle and Charl Schwartzel. It’s followed at the end of June by the European Amateur on the world-class Old Course at Walton Heath (image courtesy Charles Briscoe-Knight). This will be played immediately after the R&A’s Amateur Championship in Kent, creating a ‘double’ which should prove extremely attractive to international players from around the globe. It will be the second time England Golf has hosted this championship, having staged it 25 years ago at Hillside in Lancashire. England’s most recent European champion was Ashley Chesters, who won back-to-back-titles in 2013 and 2014 and took great advantage of his place in The Open of 2015. He tied 12th at St Andrews, springboarding his professional career and he is now playing on the European Tour. The keenly contested Men’s Home Internationals will be played in August at Moortown, which hosted the first Ryder Cup on British soil. England will take on the challenge of Scotland, Ireland and Wales and bid to regain the trophy for the first time since 2013 – when the championship was also held in Yorkshire, at Ganton. The England women’s team will defend their Home Internationals on home ground at Little Aston in Staffordshire, in a championship run by the newly merged R&A and the LGU. Other key dates for leading women golfers include the English women’s amateur at Lindrick in Yorkshire, and the increasingly international English women’s open stroke play at Woodhall Spa in August. Woodhall Spa will play a prominent role in England Golf championships for 2017 and will also host Golf Week, the showcase for a series of handicap events. The finalists in six team and individual events will be invited to Woodhall Spa to play off for their titles and be treated to the full English championship experience. England Golf runs more events for handicap golfers than for elite players and other tournaments for club golfers will be played throughout the season. These include the PING Family and Women’s Fourball tournaments, the Schools’ Team Championship, the Abraham Trophy to find England’s most improved girl golfer and the women’s Par Three championship. Click here for more information on all England Golf events and to enter men’s, women’s and senior championships.last_img read more

Live Webcast of a Building Science Seminar

first_imgNot yet a member of GBA Pro? Sign up now!To enjoy all of the benefits of GBA Pro membership, subscribe to GBA Pro today. More information on the scheduled sessionsWednesday December 5 is “Spray Foam Day” with Joseph Lstiburek. Dr. Lstiburek will present a full-day session on spray foam issues and solutions using information based on field experience and laboratory research. Throughout the day, Joe will call in other industry experts for special cameo appearances and invite other BSC researchers to report on recent work.Thursday December 6 will feature John Straube, who will cover “HVAC for Low-Load Buildings.” Dr. Straube will define low-load and ultra-low-load buildings, and will discuss the enclosures that are needed to get there. Next, the implications of these low load enclosures on heating, ventilation, hot water, and other building systems will be explored. Fossil-fueled, electric, solar and biomass will all be addressed. This session is intended for designers and builders of ultra efficient residential (i.e., Passive House, DOE Challenge Home, and similar) and smaller commercial buildings. A summary of the December 5 sessionTo read a summary of the December 5 presentations, see Allison Bailes’ latest blog: Highlights from Joe Lstiburek’s 2012 Experts’ Session on Spray Foam.center_img GBA has made arrangements to provide live video streaming of an educational seminar by two renowned building science experts, Joseph Lstiburek and John Straube. Dubbed the Building Science Experts’ Session, the seminar is being held on Wednesday December 5 and Thursday December 6, 2012, in Westford, Massachusetts. Sessions begin each morning at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.The video stream will be available at no charge to all GBA Pro members. A link to the live video stream will be added to this page on the morning of December 5, 2012.last_img read more

Chelsea vs Lyon: TV, stream & preview

first_imgChelsea will face Lyon in the International Champions Cup to contest their final pre-season fixture on Tuesday ahead of the start of the Premier League this weekend.New manager Maurizio Sarri will have one final opportunity to implement his philosophy and style of play onto his team before the Blues play their first competitive match of the season away to Huddersfield Town.The West London side will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing defeat in the Community Shield where they lost 2-0 to Manchester City, and will still potentially be without a crop of their World Cup participants as the likes of Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante had only recently returned to training. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Lyon are buoyed by the return of captain Nabil Fekir to the side following a recent 1-0 loss to Inter in the ICC. Game Chelsea vs Lyon Date Tuesday, August 7 Time 8:05pm BST / 3:05pm ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game will be shown on ESPNEWS and ESPN Deportes and livestreamed on WatchESPN. US TV channel Online stream ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes WatchESPN In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live and streamed on Premier Sports. UK TV channel Online stream Premier Sports Premier Player Squads & Team News Position Chelsea players Goalkeepers Caballero, Green Defenders Rudiger, Alonso, Zappacosta, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Palmieri, Zouma Midfielders Fabregas, Jorginho, Drinkwater, Barkley, Bakayoko, Moses, Willian, Ampadu, Loftus-Cheek, Batshuayi Forwards Morata, Pedro, Musonda, Hudson-Odoi, Abraham International duo Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante have returned to Cobham following their post-World Cup holidays though may not be in line to participate in Tuesday’s fixture due to lack of match fitness. Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois did not report on what was expected to be his first day back in training as he looks to force a move to Real Madrid.Jorginho could be handed a start once again as Sarri continues to apply his philosophy onto the team, while striker Alvaro Morata may be relegated to the bench following a disappointing performance against Man City in favour of Michy Batshuayi.Potential Chelsea XI: Caballero; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Alonso; Barkley, Jorginho, Fabregas; Willian, Batshuayi, Pedro. Position Lyon players Goalkeepers Gorgelin, Racioppi Defenders Dubois, Marcelo, Martins-Pereira, Mendy, Morel, Rafael, Solet, Tete Midfielders Aouar, Caqueret, Diop, Ferri, Ndombele, Tousart, Fekir Forwards Gouiri, Maolida, Mariano, Memphis, Terrier, Traore The trio of Maxwel Cornet, goalkeeper Anthony Lopes and Fernando Marcal will be unavailable for the clash.Potential Lyon XI: Gorgelin; Da Silva, Marcelo, Morel, Mendy; Tousart, Depay, Ndombele; Traore, Mariano, Terrier.Betting & Match Odds Chelsea are priced at odds of winning 5/4 according to oddschecker , while a draw is available at 5/2. A win for Lyon is up for 19/10.Match Preview Marcelo Lyon ICC 2018Chelsea will be hoping to conclude their pre-season preparations with a victorious result against Lyon as Sarri will be focusing on working to integrate his World Cup participants for the first time.The likes of Hudson-Odoi and Pedro started out wide in Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to English champions in the Community Shield, and Hazard and Willian could be instead be drafted onto the pitch – though Sarri will have to keep their fitness levels and the Premier League opener against Huddersfield Town in mind.Belgian international Courtois has also returned to England following his post-World Cup holiday, but is a doubt to feature in the squad to face Lyon after he purposely missed out on training in order to force a move to Real Madrid.That leaves the Blues with reserve goalkeeper Willy Caballero and new arrival Rob Green to fill in for the 26-year-old between the sticks. Sarri admitted that his side needed to improve following Sunday’s loss, telling reporters: “It’s not very easy. In the next week we have a friendly match again. I prefer in this moment to be on the pitch with the players training.”In the second half [of the Community Shield] there was a big difference from the physical point of view. So we have to work. Our pre-season until now has been a bit crazy, so we have to work.”Lyon manager Bruno Genesio will be happy to re-introduce midfielder Fekir to the side following a summer that saw the French international nearly complete a move to Liverpool. The midfielder was on the verge of signing for the club until he was unable to pass his medical, and has since been re-integrated to the side.The Ligue 1 club’s ICC exploits have seen them taste defeat to Inter but emerge victorious against Benfica, and will also be looking to round off their pre-season on a high before opening up their season against Amiens on Sunday.last_img read more