‘Wave of Light’ event for Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day…

first_imgLimerickNews‘Wave of Light’ event for Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day this ThursdayBy Staff Reporter – October 14, 2020 734 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick WhatsApp Email Twitter 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 International Wave of Light 15-10-2019Piper, John Hunt, Jnr from the Newcastle West Pipe Band playing at the International Wave of Light event at the University Maternity Hospital Limerick Picture by Dave GaynorTHIS Thursday evening, October 15th, University Maternity Hospital Limerick and other landmark buildings in the city will light up as part of an international ‘Wave of Light’ marking Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day.UMHL will be bathed in blue and pink light for the event, which is run in association with Féileacáin, the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland, which is the national charity supporting families affected by perinatal loss.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The maternity hospital is one of a number of buildings in the region to be illuminated in blue and pink light for the occasion. Nationwide, more than 120 buildings, monuments, and landmarks will be part of the worldwide wave of blue and pink light.The idea is to create conversations about baby loss, providing an opportunity to bereaved parents and families to talk about their precious babies. Organisers hope that individuals will also join the Wave of Light by lighting a candle for one hour on October 15th from 7pm.Marie Hunt, Clinical Midwife Specialist, Bereavement & Loss, UMHL, said: “We are joining the Féileacáin Wave Of Light to show our support for those families bereaved through miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death, and to acknowledge their babies who have lived such short lives.”This Thursday evening, the facade of the UMHL building as well as the front of the reception area will be illuminated in blue and pink from 7pm until 11pm.The ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency this year prevents people from gathering in person for the Wave of Light. The UMHL bereavement team at UMHL will light a special Féileacáin candle in the reception area of the hospital in memory of all babies who have died in our community.“We will be thinking of the parents and families who grieve, and we encourage people to light their own candle at 7pm for one hour. If you take photos and wish to post them to social media, please use the hashtags #feileacainwaveoflight2020,” Marie said.The commemorations of Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day will be followed next month by UMHL’s annual Ceremony of Remembrance, which this year will be a virtual service streamed live from the Church of the Holy Rosary on Sunday November 22nd, at 3pm.Although the COVID-19 public health emergency prevents the ceremony from proceeding in the traditional way, Bereavement Support and Midwifery staff at UMHL are reaching out to parents who have experienced the death of a baby or pregnancy loss at any stage, to involve them in the ceremony and ensure their precious babies are commemorated. The service will be led by Fr Des McAuliffe.Rita O’Brien, Clinical Midwife Specialist, Bereavement and Loss, UMHL, said: “Although COVID-19 and public health restrictions mean that we cannot hold our Ceremony in the usual way, this remains an important date in our calendar, and we are grateful as ever to Fr Des and the Church of the Holy Rosary for enabling us to stream the event online.”“The loss of a pregnancy at any stage can have devastating effects, and we want to reach out and join families together to remember and celebrate each little life,” Rita said.Rita invited anyone in the Mid-West who has experienced the death of a baby or the loss of a pregnancy to email her with the child’s name before Monday November 16th at 5pm, so that the name will be included in the ceremony. Contact Rita by email on: [email protected]center_img Previous articleAutumn Celebration at Bunratty Castle & Folk ParkNext articleFinal call for 2021 Jameson Engineering Graduate Programme Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisementlast_img read more

Cuba to Join Venezuela on US Blacklist for Not Cooperating on Counterterrorism

first_imgBy Steven McLoud/Diálogo June 08, 2020 Cuba has been placed back on the list of countries that do not cooperate fully with the United States’ efforts to counter terrorism, the U.S. State Department announced on May 13.The move comes after the communist government continues to harbor Colombia’s leftist National Liberation Army (ELN, in Spanish) guerrillas, who traveled to Havana in 2017 to negotiate with the Colombian government but have yet to come back.After the ELN detonated a car bomb on a Bogotá police academy in January 2019 — killing 21 recruits — Colombian President Iván Duque broke off talks with the rebel group. The ELN has been demanding, unsuccessfully, that Colombia grant safe passage for its negotiators to return from Cuba.“Cuba’s refusal to productively engage with the Colombian government demonstrates that it is not cooperating with U.S. work to support Colombia’s efforts to secure a just and lasting peace, security, and opportunity for its people,” the U.S. State Department said.This marks the first time Cuba has been reinstated on the list since the 2015 U.S. counterterrorism report. It joins the ranks of four other U.S. adversaries — Iran, North Korea, Syria, and Venezuela. According to the U.S. State Department’s website, the other four countries continue to remain on the list for the following reasons:Iran: In 2019, Iran continued to be the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism, supporting Hezbollah, Palestinian terrorist groups, and other terrorist groups operating throughout the Middle East.Venezuela: In 2019, Nicolás Maduro and members of his regime continued to provide permissive environments for terrorists such as the ELN and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC, in Spanish) dissidents in the region to maintain a presence. The U.S. Department of Justice has criminally charged Maduro and certain other former regime members with running a narco-terrorist partnership with the FARC for the past 20 years.Syria: The Assad regime has continued its political and military support for terrorist groups, including the provision of weapons and political support to Hezbollah. Syria’s relationship with Hezbollah and Iran grew stronger in 2019 as the regime became more reliant on external actors to fight opponents and secure areas.North Korea: In 2019, four Japanese individuals who participated in the 1970 hijacking of a Japan Airlines flight continued to live in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The Japanese government also continued to seek a full account of the fate of 12 Japanese nationals believed to have been abducted by DPRK state entities in the 1970s and 1980s.The U.S. government is also considering returning Cuba to its list of state sponsors of terrorism, a senior U.S. State Department official told Reuters. Countries placed on that list have repeatedly sponsored or provided support for acts of international terrorism. The list carries the potential for additional sanctions and trade restrictions.The U.S. State Department currently designates Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria  as state sponsors of terrorism.Among some of the reasons to classify Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism is its support for Nicolás Maduro. The U.S. government indicted Maduro and members of his inner circle in March on charges of “narco-terrorism” conspiracy, corruption, and drug trafficking.A senior U.S. official told Reuters that the U.S. was also considering designating several of Venezuela’s security services as terrorist organizations, in part for alleged links to drug trafficking. Those include the national intelligence service, the military counterintelligence agency (SEBIN, in Spanish) and elite police unit (FAES, in Spanish), in addition to paramilitary groups loyal to Maduro.last_img read more

DLP annual awards 2011 ceremony

first_img Tweet Share 33 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!center_img Image via: facebook.comRoseau, Dominica, October 8, 2011—The Dominica Labour Party holds its Annual Awards Ceremony 2011 under the theme, “Dominica Labour Party: 56 Years of People’s Development” on October 8, 2011 from 4:00pm to 7:00 pm. The event takes place at the Officers’ Quarters at historic Fort Shirley in the Cabrits National Park which overlooks Prince Rupert’s Bay and Dominica’s second town, Portsmouth, but is located within the Cottage Constituency. The Dominica Labour Party has held the Cottage constituency since 1995. The people of that area have been represented in Parliament by Hon. Reginald Austrie, Minister for Lands, Housing, Settlement and Water Resource management.The DLP Annual Awards Ceremony honours thirty-two of its members for their service to the Party. Twenty-one members receive constituency awards. Five members receive zonal awards for service to the Labour Women’s Organization (LWO), DLP’s woman’s arm and six for service to the Labour Youth Organization (LYO), DLP’s youth arm. Awardees are presented by DLP’s Representatives and Senators. DLP Political Leader, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of Dominica will address the ceremony.This year’s Awards Ceremony highlights the maturity of the Dominica Labour Party—fifty-six years old, having been launched on the steps of the Dominica Trades Union Hall in Roseau in 1955. It also honours the Party’s fifty-six years of developing the Dominican people through social and political transformations such as free public education, universal access to secondary education, dramatic increases in access to higher education, access to health care, the Labour Movement, political party formation, and constitutional change, including Associated Statehood and Independence. The ceremony will also celebrate the party’s growing popularity, since DLP won 18 of the 21 seats in the House of Assembly in the 2009 general elections. Press ReleaseBy: Dr. Philbert Aaron, Public Relations OfficerDominica Labour Party LocalNews DLP annual awards 2011 ceremony by: – October 8, 2011 Sharelast_img read more