Southill’s suffragettes are still alive and kicking

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsSouthill’s suffragettes are still alive and kickingBy Bernie English – March 9, 2018 1669 Advertisement WhatsApp Ann Farrell Kinsella, Geraldine Minogue and Breda McNamara celebrating the centenary of women’s suffrage.Picture: Brendan GleesonWOMEN may have got the vote 100 years ago but the Southill Women’s Group knows that community life is still worth fighting for.To mark the centenary of women getting the vote, the group is planning to step back in time.On international Womens Day, this Thursday, March 8, members of the group will dress up in period costume and tell stories of how the Suffragettes struggled to get the vote for the sisterhood everywhere.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We’ll be telling stories of what those women went through to get the vote, They marched, they protested, many of them were jailed and we want to bring it back to life, what it was like then,” Anne Farrell Kinsella from the Womens Group told the Limerick Post.There will be one man who will be welcomed with open are into the company of the celebrating sisters on the day, a volunteer from the local Mens Sheds, who will be an honorary ‘barman’ in a re-created ‘snug”.“Women were only allowed in pubs if they went into the snug at that time and we want to recreate those scenes,” said Anne. “But we’ll be serving tea and coffee on the day – nothing real from behind the bar, I’m afraid,” she added.The celebration will urge people not to forget that there’s work still to be done.“There are women around here who do amazing work in the community for others. We still have real suffragettes,” Anne said.The day of stories and celebration of suffrage will start at 11 am on March 8 in Our Lady of Lourdes Hall and will go on until 1pm “or whenever people are finished having a chat,” said Anne.There will be a raffle to raise funds for another worthwhile community activity, the Wednesday night bingo.“It’s a social night out for a lot of people and some are even collected by minibus and brought to it but they are struggling and they don’t have money to put up prizes anymore so we’ll be donating the raffle proceeds to them,” she explained.More local news here. Twitter Limerick Post Show | Friday, March 6th International Women’s Day LIT Email Week-long Celebration of Women as MIC Marks International Women’s Day center_img Previous articleLimerick woman calling on public to support important charity for this year’s VHI Women’s Mini MarathonNext articleBreak in at Rape Crisis Midwest’s Limerick premises 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. TAGSInternational Women’s DayraffleSouthill Women’s groupsuffrage Print Facebook Women of Limerick invited to an International Women’s Day Celebration Red shoe demonstration on International Women’s Day highlights gender-based violence Women in the Creative Arts to take centre stage at LIT’s International Women’s Day Flagship Event Linkedinlast_img read more

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Larval and juvenile distribution and growth of Patagonian toothfish around South Georgia

first_imgEarly stages of toothfish are reported from cruises between 1978 and 2001. South Georgia was regularly sampled, Shag Rocks was briefly sampled in three summers, and Burdwood Bank was sampled in 1997. Most samples were using 8 m(2) and 1 m(2) nets in the upper 250 m and upper 3 m, respectively. Forty-three pelagic larval/early juvenile stages between 18.2 and 63 mm standard length (L-s) were taken between December and March. Four specimens were taken at Burdwood Bank, one at Shag Rocks, and 3 8 at South Georgia. Forty fish were from the upper 25 0 m and 23 from the upper 3 m. They occurred onshelf and offshore over water depths between 10 and 3000 in. Estimated growth rate, at South Georgia from 11 cohorts (including published data), is c. 1% L-s d(-1) (n = 39). From this and a hatch size of 15 mm L-s, the predicted hatching season is November to mid-December. From seven trawl surveys during summer at South Georgia and Shag Rocks between 1986 and 2000, the mean depth of the smaller demersal juveniles 13-25 cm. total length (L-T) was < 140 m, indicating that early juveniles probably migrate inshore.last_img read more

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Exhibition blowout to tip-off new year

first_imgGREGORY DIXON/Herald photoAfter coming out flat in a disappointing first half Wednesday night, the University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team overcame a halftime deficit to defeat Division III opponent UW-Stevens Point, 77-58.UW-Stevens Point came out firing in the first half. Led by junior forward Haley Houghton, the Pointers led by as much as 13 before Wisconsin was able to cut the lead to two at halftime.”I want to give Stevens Point a lot of credit,” UW head coach Lisa Stone said. “They really came to play. They were energized early and hit some big shots early. Defensively, we didn’t get a whole lot of stops either.””I thought our kids played hard,” Stevens Point coach Shirley Egner said. “I think we got a lot out of the game. That was what we came down here to do, to see our strengths and weaknesses.”Although quiet for most of the first half, Wisconsin’s all-Big Ten guard Jolene Anderson helped spark a comeback just before halftime.”I felt like Jolene led the team,” UW guard Janese Banks said. “She was the most vocal I’ve ever seen her, which I thought was very good.””My shots just kind of started falling,” Anderson said of her play at the end of the half. “I knew Rae Lin (D’Alie) was going to give me some good passes that would lead to an open shot. I just had to come off the screens my teammates set.”Anderson and Banks became vocal leaders at halftime, diagramming for their teammates what needed to be done in the second half.”I had gotten in there and Jolene and Janese had already written on the board,” Stone said. “They didn’t need me in there at halftime.””Obviously in the first half, I knew the freshmen were going to be excited,” Anderson said. “At halftime, we sat down, we did write things on the board of what we needed to get done in the second half,” Anderson said.The Badgers came out ready to play in the second half, looking like a completely different team that had trailed their Division III opponent by double digits in the first half.Banks led Wisconsin in scoring with 17 points, helped by a 7-7 run at the free-throw line, and added five steals on defense.”It felt good to be out there,” said Banks, who missed part of last season with a foot injury. “It was just exciting for everybody. I love the energy. I felt like a lot of people were nervous and didn’t know what to expect. I know my teammates count on me to bring a lot of pressure and to help them when help is needed.”Coming into the season with a very young team, Stone utilized her freshmen often against UW-Stevens Point. She saw some early production from the newcomers, which includes seven freshman and junior transfer Ivana Mijalcevic.Freshman point guard D’Alie, standing at just 5-foot-3, started the game and played 25 minutes, contributing a pair of free throws and three assists.”Rae Lin deserves to start,” Stone said. “She’s done a great job of leading our team in practice, has really taken on the role of listening to what I say. She tries hard. She’s tough as nails. I think she defies all obstacles with her size. She might be short in stature, but she’s pretty big with a big heart.”Guard Teah Gant added eight points and three assists, and forward Mariah Dunham was big on the boards, collecting eight rebounds. Dunham also scored six points in her first game as a Badger.”You saw four freshmen out there an awful lot today,” Stone said. “For them to get their feet wet was a good experience. What I like about our new players is that they bring tremendous energy, they’re very focused, they’re excited. Everybody’s families are here. It’s exciting to have that.”Coach Stone feels her team can learn many things from the exhibition game.”We’re in a learning process right now,” Stone said. “When you can learn and find success in the learning process, that’s important with this young team.”Stone stressed the need to improve free-throw shooting and rebounding. Wisconsin went 19-30 at the free-throw line, and only out-rebounded the smaller Stevens Point squad by nine.”I think all of us need to address free-throw shooting,” Stone said, “and to be consistent on an intense level defensively for the whole game.”Despite an abundance of fresh faces on this year’s squad, Anderson feels that the chemistry level of the team is already high early on in the season.”I think our team chemistry is the best that I’ve seen in my first two years here,” Anderson said. “Our team just executed and went out in the second half and got things done.”last_img read more

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Arcata girls shutout Del Norte

first_imgThe Arcata Tigers made easy work of the visiting Del Norte Warriors on a wet, rainy field in the first round of the Humboldt-Del Norte League girls soccer tournament with an 8-0 victory Tuesday afternoon in Arcata.The Tigers (12-6-1) jumped out to an early lead with a spectacular first-half goal from freshman midfielder Annie Macdonald. Macdonald’s goal would be the first of many for a Tigers squad that was firing on all cylinders on Tuesday.Arcata was able to keep the Warriors (4-11) off …last_img read more

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Solar Decathlon 2011: Middlebury College’s Self-Reliance House

first_img MIDDLEBURY SOLAR DECATHLON LINKS Middlebury Solar Decathlon Web site News and Blog GBA’s Solar Decathlon Resource Guide Live at the International Builder’s ShowA classroom strategy … Construction of the house, expected to begin on the Middlebury campus by the end of March, will double as a technical affirmation of the design and a showcase for the surrounding community – a live demonstration of green building. Team members say they are developing lesson plans and interactive presentations designed to help students and teachers from the surrounding area understand green-building concepts and their implementation in Self-Reliance. “I think one of the things that we acknowledge as a team is that this entire project is going to be meaningless, totally useless, a complete waste if we don’t share it effectively with other people,” team member Abe Bendheim recently told the Addison County Independent. “The project centers on providing a real, sustainable solution that people can adopt and construct themselves. It’s about changing the way that residential infrastructure is constructed in the U.S., and part of that outreach is what we’re doing right now.” … and an environmental strategy With a footprint of about 990 sq. ft., Self-Reliance features staggered-stud exterior walls whose 11-in.-thick cavities are filled with cellulose insulation, bringing their thermal resistance to R-42. The decision to use cellulose over other insulation materials, notes Addison Godine, an architecture student and team member, meshes with the project’s environmental goals. The individualist spirit that became Ralph Waldo Emerson’s calling card found a home at the 2011 Solar Decathlon when the team representing Middlebury College decided to name its entry Self-Reliance, after the title of one of Emerson’s most famous essays on the virtues and challenges of independent thought, originality, and action. Not surprisingly, the name is intended to be more than a tribute to one of New England’s best-known philosophers. The Middlebury team wants the project to bring Emersonian ideals to life. So while the building’s gable form is a common one in northern New England, and the project certainly conforms to Decathlon guidelines, the Middlebury team has been working hard to deliver a project that not only is comfortable, affordable, and energy efficient, but also ecologically fine-tuned to Vermont’s weather and natural resources.center_img “Other insulation types, we found, don’t biodegrade in 500, 1,000, 2,000, 10,000 years,” Godine said in an interview with Fine Homebuildng’s Justin Fink at the International Builders’ Show in January. “Cellulose does. It returns to the earth’s natural cycles. So while it’s not the best insulator, we found that it is one of the most environmentally friendly insulation materials.” To help maximize solar gain, large triple-pane windows will be installed on the south-facing exterior wall of the home’s open living-room area. Each of the windows will be fitted with three tiers of edible-garden planters. The floors of the house, a video walkthrough of Self-Reliance explains, will be locally harvested maple. The floor plan is intended to accommodate a family of four, with a bedroom big enough for two children, a master bedroom with an exit to the deck that surrounds the exterior, a dining nook off the common area, and a main-entry area for depositing boots and jackets during cold and wet weather. Ceilings in the living area and bedrooms run to the roof, while the ceiling height in the rest of the home’s private area drops to provide the occupants with extra storage space, which will be accessible from the bedrooms. The outside area will include an arrangement of benches and plant beds, and, near the northeast corner of the house, four large water tanks designed to capture and store both potable and non-potable water. Once the Decathlon is over, Godine added, the house, which breaks down into eight pieces (two floor modules and six roof trusses) for transport, will return to the Middlebury campus, function as housing for students, and resume its role as a living lab for green building. For an overview of the Solar Decathlon teams, see GBA’s 2011 Solar Decathlon Resource Guidelast_img read more

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