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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Aerogravity evidence for major crustal thinning under the Pine Island Glacier region (West Antarctica)

first_imgThe West Antarctic Rift System provides critical geological boundary conditions for the overlying West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Previous geophysical surveys have traced the West Antarctic Rift System and addressed the controls that it exerts on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet in the Ross Sea Embayment. However, much less is known about the rift system under the Amundsen Sea Embayment, a key sector of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, which is thinning significantly today. New aerogravity data over the Pine Island Glacier region, one of the fastest flowing glaciers within the Amundsen Sea Embayment, sheds new light into the crustal structure under this dynamic part of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Three-dimensional (3-D) inversion of terrain-decorrelated free-air and Bouguer gravity anomaly data reveal significant crustal thinning beneath the catchment of Pine Island Glacier. Under the Byrd Subglacial Basin and the newly identified Pine Island Rift, Moho depth is estimated to be 19 ± 1 km. This is the thinnest crust observed beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Estimates of lithosphere rigidity (Te), based on isostatic models, yield a Te of 5 ± 5 km, which is comparable to values from modern rift systems such as the Basin and Range Province. Major crustal thinning, coupled with low lithosphere rigidity, attest to the considerable impact of continental rifting beneath this part of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. In analogy with the better known Ross Sea segment of the West Antarctic Rift System we suggest that the Amundsen Sea Embayment was affected by distributed Cretaceous rifting, followed by Cenozoic narrow-mode rifting. Narrow-mode rifting within the Pine Island Rift is particularly important as it may serve as a geological template for enhanced glacial flow associated with Pine Island Glacier.last_img read more

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Death of Broward County Firefighter Ruled Homicide

first_imgThe Broward County Sheriff’s Office have ruled the death of a Coral Springs firefighter a homicide.The Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department confirmed over the weekend that a body found in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea was 39-year-old firefighter and paramedic Christopher Randazzo.BSO deputies found Randazzo’s body early Saturday morning.He was last seen alive round 1 a.m., on Saturday, according to BSO.The homicide took place between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. in Lauderdale By The Sea, authorities said.Randazzo had been with the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department since March.Randazzo attained his firefighter certification and his paramedic certification in 2018, according to Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department.Randazzo was honored by fellow firefighters Tuesday as his body was transported to a local funeral home.“Anyone with information is urged to contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.”“A reward of $3,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest.”last_img read more

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