Public sector pensions cut

first_imgThursday 7 October 2010 9:46 pm whatsapp More From Our Partners Fans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp Share MILLIONS of public sector workers will have to contribute more to their pensions, if proposals put forward by Lord Hutton are adopted by the government. The former Labour work and pensions secretary, who is leading a commission into public sector pensions, also said that employees in the public sector would likely have to work longer and switch from final salary schemes to ones that are calculated using average earnings over a worker’s entire career.Hutton said: “The final salary link in public service pensions can lead to high flyers getting almost twice as much back in pensions than those on more modest earnings for the same amount of pension contributions.”He said the gap between employee and employer contributions and the value of pensions paid out by the state, currently £4bn, would more than double in size to £10bn by 2015, largely due to longer lives. Pension payouts from five leading public sector pension schemes have increased by around a third in the last decade, Hutton said. A one per cent increase in contributions would equate to a £1bn saving for the government, suggesting a hefty hike in the amount employees must put into their pension pot in future years. Hutton, who latterly served as defence secretary under Gordon Brown, recommended that the armed forces should be spared from any increase. He also warned against a rise in contributions for the very low paid, who could drop out of pension saving altogether and cost the state more in the long run. But Hutton said it would be wrong to switch public sector workers to defined contribution schemes, which are the norm in the private sector, and warned against a “race to the bottom” in the British pensions system. center_img KCS-content Public sector pensions cut Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndo Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

ARE YOU CONFIDENT ABOUT ECONOMIC RECOVERY?

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Mega African Capital Limited (MAC.gh) 2015 Circular

first_imgMega African Capital Limited (MAC.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2015 circular For more information about Mega African Capital Limited (MAC.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mega African Capital Limited (MAC.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mega African Capital Limited (MAC.gh)  2015 circular Company ProfileMega African Capital Limited (MAC) is an investment holding company with interests in the development, purchase, sale and rental of real estate and investment in equities and fixed income investments. The company targets high net-worth investments looking for opportunities to invest in Africa which will yield high returns. MAC is geared to provide medium- to long-term capital growth through investments in listed and unlisted companies in Africa. The company has investments in Ghana, Malawi and Tanzania. MAC is owned by OAK Partners, a private investment institution based in Accra, Ghana. Mega African Capital Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

How dangerous are concussions in Rugby?

first_imgWednesday Aug 15, 2012 How dangerous are concussions in Rugby? SANZAR will be trialling new concussion rules in both the Rugby Championship and ITM Cup this season. With that in mind, here is a fascinating report from One News that focusses specifically on the dangers of head knocks in sport. There will be a mandatory five minute off-field assesment period adopted over the coming weeks for any player that takes a bad knock to the head during a match. Team and independant doctors will run a series of tests while the player, who has been replaced, sits out of the game temporarily.If it’s deemed to be a concussion, the player will be replaced permanently, as was trialled succesfully during the recent Junior World Championship in South Africa.Former All Black Steve Devine wasn’t fortunate to have such a ruling during a career that spanned ten years, and almost as many concussions. His final knock stayed with him for two and a half years, as he suffered from fatigue and constant migraines. “It was tough. It was horrible for me and people around me to see how I was struggling,” Devine told stuff.co.nz. “A lot of other things you can fix. You can throw in a new hip and be up and going again in four/five months. Unfortunately one brain is all you have and you can’t sub in a new one.”In his first test for the All Blacks he was knocked out twice in the first half. A year later he was knocked out in the Super 12 semifinal. The nuggety halfback kept at it. By 2006 however he started to notice something was wrong after taking ‘three in three weeks’.“One time I got home from training and woke up in the hallway. I couldn’t even make it to the bedroom or lounge. I was so tired I lay down and went to sleep right where I was.”He was sidelined for 6 months after speaking to his team doctor, but by 2007 he was off the migraine medication. He made his return but took a ‘big shot’ against the Sharks in Durban, and then in the NPC opener he took his final knock, signalling the end of his career.“Doc just told me ‘that’s enough’,” Devine said. He’s since explained that he’s not bitter and doesn’t blame rugby, but is hoping that players of all ages will take his case as an example of when to be honest with oneself and seek help, or that coaches say enough is enough.“I cringe when I see head collisions and kids stay on when you can clearly see they’re not well. It will catch up with you at some stage. At some stage it will bite you in the arse,” he added.While professional rugby players are now viewed to be bigger, stronger, and faster than ever, research shows that the game has not increased in danger since the last official report in 2002.“At the last IRB meeting we looked at all the good quality data since the turn of the millennium. There simply isn’t a year-on-year rise of injury risk,” said Dr Simon Kemp of the RFU.Some Rugby injury stats:– 50% of injuries occur in tackles, with running and the ruck are the next most common cause– Under 18 schoolboys have half the injuries of the professional game, and Under 10’s even less– Clubs will have 1.9 players injured (for 3 weeks) for every game of the season – Hookers and flankers have the most injuries, due to their involvement in tackles and collisions– 48% of injuries are lower limb related – The ‘Dead Leg’ is the most common injuryThe video below, which focusses on both rugby and other sports, is aimed to keep players aware of the risks of repeated blows to the head. It is not meant to scare you away from playing rugby. The IRB have launced an online training module which aims to inform and educate players and officials on the treatment and management of concussions. You can view that here. Thanks to stuff.co.za, One News, the RFU, and the youtube uploaderADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. 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WATCH: Tackling Africa

first_imgMonday Oct 22, 2018 WATCH: Tackling Africa Earlier this year we travelled to Malawi to spend time with Bhubesi Pride Foundation, a rugby coaching based charity that works with rural communities throughout beautiful Africa. This engaging 30-minute piece documents our incredible experience there.ADVERTISEMENTEstablished in 2011 and with their first, highly ambitious expedition in 2012, Bhubesi Pride Foundation is now a smoothly run organisation that is multi-faceted in that it not only creates amazing opportunities for driven individuals but more significantly, they set up sustainable development on the ground in rural communities, bringing joy to thousands of children every year.Volunteers from around the world can apply to take part in the journey, with the option of experiencing up to nine different African countries over a 7-month period.This original documentary, featuring Rugbydump founder Grant Constable and Directed by Peteso Cannon, takes us deep into the heart of Malawi, a fascinating place that is affectionately known as The Warm Heart of Africa.Our time in Lilongwe saw us on the ground for visits to 5 different local schools, including one with special needs students.Along the way, we got to know the dynamic volunteers as well as witness how much the local children really do love the new experience of playing rugby, many of which got to do it for the first time.A special thanks to charity founder Richard Bennett and the volunteers for being so accommodating, to RugbyPass for making this possible and most of all to the wonderful children of Malawi.ADVERTISEMENTAs mentioned in the video, anyone interested in joining up can apply via RugbyinAfrica.org   Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error documentary , See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO ‘They don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow,… 38 WEEKS AGO How do you perform when blind in one eye?… 48 WEEKS AGO Sexton’s half-time speech helped turn the… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Island Cottage / Paul Cashin Architects

first_imgArchDaily Island Cottage / Paul Cashin ArchitectsSave this projectSaveIsland Cottage / Paul Cashin Architects Projects CopyAbout this officePaul Cashin ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRestorationSidleshamEnglandUnited KingdomPublished on June 01, 2019Cite: “Island Cottage / Paul Cashin Architects” 01 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Paul Cashin Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/917646/island-cottage-paul-cashin-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/917646/island-cottage-paul-cashin-architects Clipboard Photographs:  Richard Chivers Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Island Cottage / Paul Cashin Architects Photographscenter_img “COPY” Area:  280 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Year:  2019 Manufacturers: Celotex, DuPont, Farrow and Ball, Polypipe Systems, Russwood, Hubble Kitchens, Mathiesen, stakaEngineer:Wedeman ConsultingClient:PrivateBudget:PrivateContractor:Private / Self-buildCity:SidleshamCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Richard ChiversRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapText description provided by the architects. Our clients purchased Island Cottage in 2015, a 200 year old cottage on the south coast of England overlooking Chichester Harbour. The original building had been extended over many years mostly with insensitive and cumbersome extensions and additions.Save this picture!© Richard ChiversSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Richard ChiversOur brief was to restore the cottage in part by reinstating the library and guest bedroom/bathroom spaces.  We were then challenged by the new owners to resolve the labyrinth of rooms and corridors, and provide a calm and protective series of spaces that make links to the landscape of the coast.Save this picture!© Richard ChiversSave this picture!© Richard ChiversThe clients had a strong sense of belonging to the area, as childhood memories of visiting Pagham Harbour have drawn them to live on the South Coast after many years in London. We were keen to help provide them with a home in which to dwell for many years to come.Save this picture!© Richard ChiversSave this picture!First floor planSave this picture!© Richard ChiversOur proposals included making sense of the downstairs spaces by allowing a flowing movement between the rooms.  Views through and across the house are opened up so to help navigate the maze like spaces.  Each room is open on many sides whilst limiting the number of corridor spaces.Save this picture!© Richard ChiversSave this picture!© Richard ChiversThe first floor hosts three bedrooms, each of unique style and outlook. The main living space features a corner window, referencing an open book set into the wall at the height of a desk. Log burners, sliding doors, and uncovered historic materials are part of the main reception rooms.Save this picture!© Richard ChiversSave this picture!© Richard ChiversSave this picture!© Richard ChiversThe roof is accessible with a steep stair and allows for informal gathering on a grass terrace which gains views far beyond the immediate gardens and neighbouring nature reserve. The external facades have been uplifted with larch cladding, new timber windows, and a series of timber loggias set into the gardens.Save this picture!© Richard ChiversProject gallerySee allShow lessForest Retreat / Uhlik architektiSelected ProjectsSpotlight: Norman FosterArchitecture News Share Save this picture!© Richard Chivers+ 31Curated by Paula Pintos Share United Kingdom CopyHouses, Restoration•Sidlesham, United Kingdomlast_img read more

Trans* lives and ‘bathroom bullies’

first_imgLGBTQ people continue to be under assault in the U.S. Ruling-class right-wingers are seeking to divide oppressed people and workers by pushing “wedge issues” aimed at people of color; women; immigrants; disabled people; and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* and queer people. (Trans* is currently used with an asterisk to indicate the spectrum of all the different sexes and genders of people who do not conform to the either/or of male/female or masculine/feminine.)A vicious Texas campaign in November defeated a Houston resolution protecting the right of trans* people to use any bathroom they feel best matches their sex and gender identity. Opponents whipped up fears by claiming this would give predatory men, including rapists, the legal right to enter women’s bathrooms. (The Atlantic, Nov. 3)In February, the Republican National Committee called for the Department of Education to cancel its interpretation that facility use by transgender students was covered by Title IX, U.S. legislation prohibiting sex discrimination in education. The RNC also directed state legislatures to enact laws to “limit the use of restrooms, locker rooms and similar facilities to members of the sex to whom the facility is designated.” Forty-four anti-trans* bills are now pending in 16 states in the U.S. (­advocate.com)The right-wing state Legislature in North Carolina subsequently used “bathroom panic” tactics against a progressive Charlotte city law protecting trans* access to bathrooms. Other efforts to pass “bathroom bully bills” emerged in Kentucky and South Dakota. (Charlotte Observer, Feb. 24)Pro-trans* is not anti-woman or anti-childThe right-wing drive echoes a vicious 1970s campaign against the pro-woman Equal Rights Amendment because “it would force women and men to use the same bathroom.” And the campaign evokes the centuries of U.S. slave laws and segregation when African Americans and other people of color were denied the right to bathroom access by law.Bigots are also manipulating the old slur that LGBTQ people are “child molesters.” In the past, this lie was used to deny lesbians and gay men custody of their own children and to fire lesbian and gay teachers. Now, bigots are falsely claiming girl children are not safe in a bathroom with transgender women.Factually, more than 90 percent of the people who harm children sexually are not strangers, but someone the child already knows and trusts — a parent, other relative, teacher, recreation counselor, babysitter or family friend. (childsafeeducation.com)There is zero statistical evidence that transgender people harass nontransgender people in public restrooms, according to the Transgender Law Center, the Human Rights Campaign and the American Civil Liberties Union. (mic.com, April 2)Brutal and violent attacks on women by men happen already, inside and outside of bathrooms — including in state legislatures.But these are not attacks by transgender men or women. Rather, trans* people are the ones being attacked.A 2013 Williams Institute study revealed that 68 percent of trans* people seeking to access a toilet were “told they were in the wrong facility, told to leave the facility, questioned about their gender, ridiculed or made fun of, verbally threatened, or stared at and given strange looks.” For some, police were called in to arrest them. Others were followed and threatened after leaving the bathroom. (thinkprogress.org, June 26, 2013)Nine percent of trans* people in the study reported being “forcibly removed from the restroom, hit or kicked, intimidated or cornered or slapped; one respondent reported being sexually assaulted.” The study found serious health consequences to trans* people from lack of bathroom access. Fifty-four percent reported “dehydration, urinary tract infections, kidney infections, and other kidney problems.”The bigots’ attempt to reduce human complexity to a simple “M” or “F” flies in the face of scientific facts. These show that all creatures, including human beings, live on a vast spectrum of sex and gender, created from chromosomes, hormones, reproductive organs, secondary sex characteristics, self-identification, cultural patterns and social roles. (“Evolution’s Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People” by Joan Roughgarden)Given these facts, a basic human right should be access to bathroom facilities under safe conditions for every person.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Interior minister asked to put a stop of police violence against journalists

first_img Reporters Without Borders wrote to Bangladeshi interior minister Lutfozzaman Babor today urging him to call the security forces to order and put a stop to a wave of police violence against journalists.”The role of the police is to protect a country’s citizens and ensure their safety,” the press freedom organisation said. “It is unacceptable that they should physically attack journalists who are doing their work. The Bangladeshi press already has enough difficulties without having to deal with police violence as well.”One of the latest cases occurred when police barred Arifur Rahman, a staff journalist with the national daily Prothhom Alo, from entering a ruling party office while covering parliamentary elections in Narsingdi, near Dhaka, on 28 May. Rahman asked why he was being denied entry, and suddenly found himself being beaten by police officer Sharifullah Chowdhury Masud. Other policemen joined in, shouting that journalists’ pens could run dry but the police would always be able to use their batons.Six press photographers were attacked by police while covering student riots the same day near Dhaka university. The six – Wahid Hassan Raja of the daily Bhorer Kagoj, Nayeem Parvez of the daily Amar Desh, Shamim Mansur of the daily Jugantor, Kajol Hazra of the daily Samakal, Julhas of the daily The Independent and Tarikul Islam Pintu of the TV station ATN Bangla – were charged by anti-riot police and beaten with batons.Reporters Without Borders also asked the Bangladeshi authorities to investigate recent cases of threats and attacks against journalists coming from other quarters.It cited the case of Abu Sayeed Ahmah, the deputy editor of the daily Ajker Protibha, who received a telephone threat on 15 May saying that his newspaper would be bombed in reprisal for a report criticising the administration of a university.It also cited the case of Manunur Rashid Rabi of the Daily Nayadiganto, who was seriously injured on 26 May in the western district of Gangni Upazila in an attack by a criminal gang led by Amirul Islam. Rabi was beaten about the head because of a report he wrote about drug trafficking. June 3, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Interior minister asked to put a stop of police violence against journalists February 26, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts BangladeshAsia – Pacific BangladeshAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention News May 19, 2021 Find out morecenter_img to go further RSF_en Organisation News RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage News Follow the news on Bangladesh Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists February 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Abuse of lèse majesté law continues

first_img May 12, 2021 Find out more June 12, 2020 Find out more ThailandAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Thailand RSF_en Reporters Without Borders condemns the latest arbitrary use of Thailand’s lèse majesté law, this time to arrest Norawase Yotpiyasathien, a 23-year-old student, for posting articles taken from the We Are All Human website on his blog. He is the youngest person to be prosecuted on a lèse-majesté charge.Norawase was detained on 5 August on a warrant issued on 14 October 2010 as a result of a complaint by Nipon Lamlamtong, deputy rector of student affairs at Kasetsart University. After three nights in prison, he was released on bail of 54,000 dollars. No date has been set for his trial, at which he will face a possible 18-year jail sentence.His father said he was the victim of a “witch-hunt.” A Facebook group called “Social Sanction,” which was created to spot lèse majesté cases, posted Norawase’s contact details and photos. The site is targeted above all at students and has already threatened to denounce other young people.Petitions in support of Norawase have been launched online. This one has already collected more than 400 signatures.——————————————–Detained newspaper editor facing trial on lèse-majesté charges 11.08.2011Reporters Without Borders condemns the continuing detention of the journalist Somyot Prueksakasemsuk, who was held for more than the 84 days allowed under the criminal code before being formally charged on 26 July on two lèse-majesté counts. No date has been set for his trial, at which he could get a combined sentence of up to 30 years in prison.Somyot used to edit Voice of Thaksin, a newspaper that was banned in 2010, and its successor Red Power. Both supported former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. “We condemn the continual arbitrary use of the lèse-majesté laws,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The authorities must drop the charges against Somyot and free him at once. We hope that new Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s recent statement that the lèse-majesté laws must not be used ‘inappropriately’ will have a rapid effect. We urge the new government to make significant amendments to these laws, the arbitrary use of which has led to serious violations of freedom of expression and increasing censorship.”Somyot was arrested on 30 April after refusing to identify the person who wrote two articles for Voice of Thaksin under the pen-name of Jit Polachan which allegedly defamed King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Somyot’s lawyer, Suwit Thongnual, told Agence France-Presse on 29 July that Somyot did not know the real name of the articles’ author.The spring 2010 clashes between security forces and pro-Thaksin demonstrators, in which two journalists were killed and five were injured, has significantly exacerbated the situation of the media, journalists and bloggers. One effect was the government’s decision on 15 June 2010 to create an agency specialized in combating online attacks on the monarchy, the Bureau of Prevention and Eradication of Computer Crime.Since then, excessive use has been made of article 112 of the criminal code, under which defamatory, insulting or threatening comments about “the king, queen, crown prince or regent” are punishable by three to 15 years in prison.The Thai constitution guarantees freedom of expression but an iLaw Project report tallied 31 lèse-majesté cases since 2007, 11 of them involving the Computer Crimes Act. The conviction rate in lèse-majesté prosecutions is around 95 per cent.The state of emergency that was decreed on 7 April 2010 and lifted on 22 December 2010 was replaced by an Internal Security Act that gives the government and armed forces the power to censor without referring to the courts. We call for its swift repeal.Reporters Without Borders hopes that the new government will take the country on a new course that includes more respect for freedom of expression.Thailand is listed as country “under surveillance” in the Reporters Without Borders report on “Enemies of the Internet” and is ranked 153rd out of 178 countries in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years Organisation Help by sharing this information ThailandAsia – Pacific center_img News August 11, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Abuse of lèse majesté law continues Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar August 21, 2020 Find out more News News News Receive email alerts to go furtherlast_img read more

Limerick students wins chance to showcase designs

first_imgPrint Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook EASON, has this week announced that Limerick student Rita O’Brien, aged 23 from Limerick has won the ‘Eason Creates Design’ competition, providing a platform for 3rd level students to showcase their designs and creativity.In the search to find Ireland’s next top designer, Eason invited all third level students with a creative flare to design a selection of original patterns, one of which would be made into a line of stationery and sold in over 60 Eason stores across the country.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Chosen from over one hundred entries, Rita’s winning designs were selected by a judging panel comprising of some of Ireland’s top designers and illustrators including Jamie Helly of Dynamo and Chris Judge for her bold use of colour and linear graphics alongside her creativity in taking inspiration from the natural world. The overall design elements for Rita’s stationery range focus on colourful geometric patterns and fun contemporary typography, inspired by abstractions of insects, with a particular emphasis on wings, to symbolise transformation and new beginnings.Speaking about Eason Creates Design, winner Rita said:“The Eason Creates Design project gave me the chance to develop what I learned in college and apply that to the real world. Entering the competition was a massive step in the right direction. I have a real passion for combining photography, illustration, stop motion and paper sculpture. I am always looking for new projects to get stuck into and to gain more experience to develop as a creative. Seeing my designs for the first time on the shelves in Eason was unreal!I first mapped out my original idea while sitting in my local park. Observing, sketching and capturing various insects, led to the exploration of butterflies and their detailed structures, focusing heavily on the segments of the intricate wings. From there, I began to create different shapes and patterns as well as developing playful typography. The use bold colours and strong abstraction of the subject, formed the designs you see in my own Eason Creates Design stationary line today.”Video :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dz8fyTNE1b0 Advertisement Twitter NewsEducationLimerick students wins chance to showcase designsBy Staff Reporter – November 22, 2016 1190 center_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSlimerick Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Previous articleRugby – Munster look to secure centres of excellenceNext articleSocials – Captial Limerick event Dublin Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie last_img read more