Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation Limited ( HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgKenya Re-Insurance Corporation Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation Limited (  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileKenya Re-Insurance Corporation Limited is a reinsurance company underwriting various classes of reinsurance for companies in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The company covers reinsurance for the short-term and long-term business sectors. Its short-term business division offers motor, marine, aviation, fire and accident reinsurance products. Its long-term business division offers individual and group life reinsurance products. Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation Limited also has interests in property acquisition and management; including office buildings for rent and the development of office properties and housing projects. The company was founded in 1970 and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Puma Energy Zambia Plc HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgPuma Energy Zambia Plc ( listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Puma Energy Zambia Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Puma Energy Zambia Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Puma Energy Zambia Plc (  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfilePuma Energy Zambia Plc markets and distributes petroleum products and lubricants in Zambia; ensuring a secure, safe and affordable supply to the following sectors: business-to-business, retail, lubricant, aviation, bitumen, liquefied petroleum gas, storage, supply, bunkering, wholesale, marine systems and refining. It also owns 53 service stations, located in the main towns and cities of Zambia. Puma Energy Zambia is a subsidiary of Puma Energy International BV; a global energy business with integrated midstream and downstream operations in 50 countries across five continents. The Puma brand was created in Argentina in 1929 and founded to transport and market crude oil and its by-products. The energy company has undergone exceptional growth and now boasts an international footprint that includes the Americas, Africa, Europe and Middle East/Asia Pacific. Puma Energy Zambia Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited ( Q12020 Interim Report

first_imgDiamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited (  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileDiamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited is a financial services and insurance group providing products and services to clients in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Burundi. The company offers a diverse range of products for transactional banking as well as a full service offering for mortgages, asset financing and an insurance premium finance facility. Its treasury services include spot and forward foreign exchange transactions, cross currency swaps and deals, fixed income securities, corporate bonds, fixed income securities, structured treasury products and money market products. Its trade finance services include letters of credit, documentary and clean collections, negotiation of export bills, suppliers credit financing and bank guarantees. Formerly known as Diamond Trust of Kenya, the company changed its name to Diamond Trust Bank Kenya Limited in 1997. Its head office is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Tough Love

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Don Young charles towne Ariel Dear CSG, Your words are so wise and full of understanding. To write this way I must to assume that you have been called out of your comfort zone and it has been a painful experience. As we venture out, beyond that which we might consider reasonable in human terms, Papa God understands and not only guides us, but at times carries us to the other side. May He, our loving God preserve you and give you peace is my prayer, Chaz Kristin Wonderfully written and so true. Sometimes we need to be reminded that with the Lord’s help we can make it in life outside of the nest. God bless Chuck. What a great lesson! Sometimes love is soft and sweet, giving comfort, providing security and happiness and sometimes it can be rather harsh when we we are being taught to survive! I understand the young eagles, my brothers and I all left home for school or the military right after high school, our sister stayed in “the nest”. As I understand it nowdays parents are faced with the fleglings staying much longer than anticipated, freedom vs security is a question i guess we each have to answer for ourselves. I was lucky, I think, my parents prepared me as best they could and then kicked me out of the nest. Scary at first but man, what an adventure! Thanks mom and dad!!! In reading some of the comments, I had a thought ( one of my few!) That if there is a path, someone has gone ahead, if there is no path, you are about to have an adventure! What excitement to see what He has in store for you! 18 COMMENTS I see this as a great example of how God sometimes pushes us out of our comfort zone! For some of us, too long, have lived in the comfort of status quo! My prayer is that before my time is up I will have not only risen above the cares of life, but helped others to do the same. We serve an awesome God that desires for us to soar! As we go through life, ready and able to move on to bigger and better things, we are sometimes content and comfortable to stay right where we are. After all, we may be in our “happy spot”…the place we have been for awhile, a place we know and like. God has plans for each and everyone of us, knowing what is best for us. He is a patient God, but when we refuse to move, refuse to get out of the way of progress, God’s progress, it becomes necessary for Him to nudge us, help us along, move us out. It is usually not pleasant, but hopefully, we learn a valuable lesson from His tough love. I pray we all stay close to Him and sensitive to His voice and instructions. He wants only the best for us and His timing is perfect. I love eagles. They are, quite possibly, one of my favorite animals and teachers of “life-lessons”. I knew I would love this article when I saw the photo of them in the nest! What a great metaphor this was for unconditional love. Within the family network, it is often more emotionally painful for parents to administer tough love than it may be for a child to be on the receiving end. I believe that it is often necessary for us to “zoom out” and view everything through a bigger lens…seeing a much bigger picture. In this case, scary for the baby eaglet, but completely life changing. Reply Reply Donny, I guess any time we venture outside our comfort zone it causes discomfort and I suppose fear, but by venturing out beyond the familiar we grow, and fully mature in the Lord. I appreciate your feedback my friend, Chaz Ernie, I was caught in a riptide and nearly carried out to sea and to my ultimate demise. On reaching shore I collapsed in exhaustion. That time, if I had been a cat, I would have used up all of my nine lives. God calls us to be bold, not foolish. Have you ever felt called to approach a stranger to pray with them, but shied away, afraid of what they might think of you? This Holy summons calls for Christian boldness, probably the strangest and least answered call of all. I think that God calls all of us to venture into the unknown, but, so few of us answer to the affirmative. May your courage be great sir, and your faith greater. Chaz February 25, 2018 at 9:09 am Dear Gymrat, I wonder, do you suppose children are Papa God’s wonderful way of teaching us the fine art of caregiving? Of course, nobody walks into caregiving with their eyes wide open, we are usually blind to the task ahead. Children are a tad different. We bring them into the world, bounce them on our knees, laugh and cry with them, paddle their sweet little butts, and eventually see them leave the nest, hopefully as responsible adults. Thought provoking isn’t it? Just perhaps there will be a time when the tables are reversed, and they are taking care of us! As ugly as the thought might be, as we changed their nappies when they were little, eventually, God forbid, they will change ours? I love it when someone stimulates thought as you have done. Thanks so much on the comment and blessings on you and yours. Chaz Reply February 26, 2018 at 4:56 pm February 25, 2018 at 9:26 am Reply Reply Kristin, It is interesting that worms, be they red wigglers or nightcrawlers, don’t survive long in the hot sun. In fact exposed thusly they turn into cute little crispy critters in a very short time! It is also interesting that nightcrawlers and red wigglers are called “fishing worms” as if that were their sole purpose in life. I bet nobody ever asked for the worms opinion in this piscatorial issue. Nature as a whole abhors change, but then man makes his appearance felt by adapting to almost every environment. “Arrive and thrive” seems to be mankind’s motto. And on that subject, mankind, man kind, seems to be a contradiction in terms! Lord, please help us to grow in grace. Help us to withstand the white hot glory of your magnificent love. Amen February 27, 2018 at 6:01 pm February 28, 2018 at 11:02 am It sounds like the whole family of eagles had uncomfortable lessons to learn and roles to play (just like people). But, learn they did. Sometimes learning must come more forcibly, when we just aren’t getting it right. In the end, God seems to always make it work out for the good – thankfully! I’m glad they aren’t using that D.D.T. anymore. Someday, we will learn to live on this planet without poisoning everything. charles towne charles towne charles towne February 26, 2018 at 6:13 pm charles towne Reply February 25, 2018 at 1:53 pm February 28, 2018 at 10:50 pm Reply February 28, 2018 at 9:40 pm Ariel Reply Oh Richard, you shine my friend, you shine! I like the path idea for I have always felt that we are all path makers, clearing the way for those following. His word tells us, “Fear not, for I am your God…” Blessings on you pal, Chaz February 25, 2018 at 7:36 am February 26, 2018 at 6:08 pm Note to Self on how to get my child out of the nest when the time comes. Also, God only gives us as much as He knows we can handle; even when WE don’t think we can…we can. February 25, 2018 at 8:25 am Reply Charles charles towne NH Reply Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. Reply TAGSCharles TowneInspiration Previous articleDonna’s Deals: 13 Secrets to Shopping at Whole FoodsNext articleMoments of mortality Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR InspirationBy Charles Towne  You might have seen it there on that high bluff overlooking Michigan’s Muskegon River.  The tree has dominated the site for how many years?The two mature bald eagles perch side by side in the top of the great white pine.Their nest is most impressive.  Six feet wide and eight feet tall it has been added to each year by the pair of large raptors.Some of the branches that make up the nest are as large as a man’s arm and over four feet long. The resulting nest weighs over half a ton.Built strong, it has survived many a storm and it will stand many more.How many chicks have began their lives as fledglings, way up there?There were those early years when the eggs were fragile, so very fragile that they broke just from being brooded, or they would break as they were being rotated, but the adults did what they do, they laid more eggs and sat their silent vigil.The eagles didn’t understand D.D.T., only what they must do, and so it was since the deadly pesticide diminished in the food chain many young eagles have survived and thrived.This particular year the female had brooded three eggs.  The first to hatch was a female followed a short time later by her brother.  It didn’t take long for the female to set herself to the task of eliminating any competition for food.With determination, she rolled that last egg over the edge of the nest.The egg dropped some twenty feet before it smashed into a large branch, its contents to fall lifeless and unknowing to the ground below to feed the ants.Once the egg was gone the female turned her attention to her sibling, and with a hungry gleam in her eyes she attacked him, determined to either kill him or force him from the nest but he was more determined to live than his sister was that he should die.The parents spent much time making countless trips back and forth from the river to the nest, carrying salmon to feed their rapidly growing, ravenous charges.Yes, the eaglets grew and gained strength.Whenever possible the female, never satisfied, stole scraps of fish from her brother, but he persisted and survived.Nearing that time when they should leave the nest they practiced flying.They would stand on the edge of the nest and grasp it with needle-sharp talons, flapping their wings, building strength in preparation for that day when they would no longer be confined to the only home they had ever known.Time passed and the eaglets grew and more time passed until one day the young male, tired of fending off his sister’s savage attacks, stood on the side of the nest, and stretching his wings wide, he launched himself from the familiar, from death at his sister’s behest, into a new life.More days passed and then weeks but the young female, now flying and able to fend for herself refused to leave the nest.The youngster, easily distinguishable from the adult birds by the absence of white on her head, sat on the edge of the nest.  She dozed, now and then awakening to gaze out over what she considered her domain.The two mature eagles sat side by side, close to each other not far away.  Clucking and chirruping to each other the female expressed her need, her concern, for she was again ready to lay her eggs.All of her maternal instincts were directed now toward what would be.A few more faint chirrups and the male leaned forward and spreading his wings he launched himself from the perch.Dropping a few feet he caught an updraft and soared, up, up, and beyond.The impertinent young female dozed in the warm sun.  She shook herself, fluffing her feathers and with closed eyes she groomed herself, raking her soft breast feathers with her powerful beak.  She slept.The adult male, casting aside all paternal instincts, came in low and from the rear of the unsuspecting youngster.Holding his feet in front of him, talons curled inward almost like a fist; he swooped in and struck the youngster from behind, knocking her from the nest.Dazed, surprised, the young female tumbled almost to the ground before she was able to catch herself.  She rose, wondering what had struck her.Circling around she was about to approach the nest again when her father struck again, this time from above.As he dove down on the younger bird he screamed in anger, the cry unheard more than two hundred yards away.  For such a powerful bird the eagle has a surprisingly weak call, but the young female heard it just as she was struck that second time.Again she tried to approach the nest but this time the adult male struck her such a blow she was forced to settle on the ground to gather herself.She had learned her lesson.  That night she perched in the top of another tall pine some distance away but within an easy flight of the river.  The river after all contained fish and those fish were life itself.Back at the nest, the female sits contentedly while the male perches protectively nearby.Nestled into the female’s breast feathers are two eggs.   And so life goes on.THE NATURE LOVER’S PRAYERDear Lord, please help us to be teachable.  Help us to listen to your voice and learn. You are so very gracious Father.  Teach us that we can be a blessing to the world, to all we meet.  We praise you Papa, and we thank you for what you have done for us and what you are going to do.  In Jesus Holy name we ask it, Amen February 26, 2018 at 12:48 pm Dear Ariel, thank you so much for commenting on Kristin’s comment. I couldn’t have said it better myself. It is almost as though you got into my head! Chaz Richard February 27, 2018 at 5:44 pm Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply February 25, 2018 at 11:19 am February 25, 2018 at 2:10 pm Gymrat Discerning when it is time to leave the the known for the unknown, the shore for the sea, the well-worn trail for the faint path, the shouting of the crowd for the whisper of the Spirit, requires both faith and courage. Reply Ernie Bursey UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 charles towne February 28, 2018 at 11:55 am Don Lindsey Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Reply Reply Please enter your comment! CSG Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom I was feeling down the other day, you know, you have been there yourself, sort of wallowing in self pity. , While I was grovelling in that state of self-worship the evil one whispered in my ear, “Ariel, my dear, why is it that God asks you to do the impossible task?” Now when he said this I laughed! Do you know why I laughed? You don’t? Well, I will tell you. I laughed because of the very fact that the sneaky old snake is a liar, and I know that he is a liar and therefore I can’t believe anything he says, therefore if he says that it is an impossible task I can naturally assume he is lying, and if he is lying I must also assume that it is not an impossible task but ultimately that victory is within my grasp! Praise our merciful God! Ariel Reply Oh Don, what a valuable lesson. Your words remind me of when our Papa God, those years ago, forced our first parents out of the garden, they were not the only ones that suffered, but I believe He did too. When we are seperated from THE HOLY ONE, He must be broken hearted! The thing is, the good thing for us to remember is, He is still with us today! Soar my friend, He is always present to buoy you up! Thanks Don, and may God bless you, Chaz February 26, 2018 at 5:48 pm Dear NH, just perhaps that could be our life lesson this week. Yes, life changing it is. I have had eagles in my possession in the past as a zoo director. One, a male, had been hit by an automobile and could no longer fly. He was given to me to use for educational purposes by the federal government. He would sit near the top of his habitat, still regal, yet in charge, in spite of his limitations. Yes, regal, with fire in his eyes. Proud! He was still an eagle. Perhaps we could learn something valuable there about being what God intends for us to be in spite of our difficulties, our limitations? I wonder, at times, unlike the eagle, could our limitations be self imposed? And if so, what can we do to rise, to soar, where God intended? Chaz Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Ruck Clean Out Drill trains players how to dominate the breakdown

first_imgThursday Jul 9, 2015 Ruck Clean Out Drill trains players how to dominate the breakdown Ruck Clean Out DrillRUGBY DRILL: Ruck Clean Out – training your players to make snap decisions on how to eliminate threats at the breakdown reduces balls lost to turnovers, ensures quick ball, AND increases likelihood of penalties against the jackal for going off his feet.For more drills like this, check out our Coaches Pre-Season 2015 Sale here: – what do you think? Would you/do you use this drill at your sessions?Posted by on Thursday, July 9, 2015We’re working with a new partner to supply the rugby community with the best possible resources available when it comes to both coaching, and training. Today we’re pushing out the latest offer for coaches, giving you access to over 2500 drills and plays featuring elite coaches.As the above video on the Ruck Clean Out shows, training your players to make snap decisions on how to eliminate threats at the breakdown reduces balls lost to turnovers, ensures quick ball, AND increases the likelihood of penalties, against the jackal, for going off his feet.For more drills like this, check out our Coaches Pre-Season 2015 Sale Coaches – what do you think? Would you/do you use this drill at your sessions?ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Coaching Related Articles 27 WEEKS AGO Sam Underhill’s flawless tackle technique… 62 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leinster S&C coach gives some handy… 125 WEEKS AGO The Art of the Offload: Brian O’Driscoll… 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 TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart 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

Target Direct uncovers shortcomings in online giving acknowledgements

first_img Agency Target Direct’s mystery shopper research has found some top UK charities have not got the basics right in acknowledging online donations.The results of the exercise were revealed at the International Fundraising Congress in Holland in October. Professional Fundraising magazine reports that Target made online donations to 31 of the top 100 UK charities by income.The actual online donation process was straightforward and rapid in most cases, but the quality of the data gathering and acknowledgement was poor in a number of cases. Only 26 of the 31 charities responded, and only 10 of these did so by e-mail. However, on average they took 18 days to do so! Advertisement  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 9 December 2003 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Target Direct uncovers shortcomings in online giving acknowledgementscenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Research / statistics While online donations were handled well, few charities seemed interested in finding out more about the donors. Few donation forms asked donors for their telephone numbers, their date of birth, or what interested them about the charity.In a separate mystery shopping exercise about telephone donations, Target gave £10 to 17 charities. Not one of them asked for the donor’s e-mail address.Many fundraisers embraced online fundraising a few years ago, but Target’s research shows that basic mistakes are still being made.last_img read more

Events funding on offer

first_imgEvents funding on offer The Northern Ireland Department of Cultural, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) is inviting applications for funding events for 2008/09. The funding will support new and emerging events as well as established major international events.The Events Growth Fund (EGF) will assist events to develop or grow while the Major Events Fund (MEF) will assist events that attract major out of state media coverage. All events must secure private sector sponsorship to be eligible for DCAL funding.The deadline for applications is 2nd May and application forms can be obtained from DCAL’s site, by emailing [email protected] or from DCAL Events Unit, Grants Team, Redwood House, 66 Newforge Lane, Belfast BT9 5NW (02890258805).The events funding was previously administered by the Northern Ireland Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Ireland About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 28 March 2008 | Newslast_img read more

Impact of Covid-19 sees 1 in 5 charities consider downsizing

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Melanie May | 19 February 2021 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via One in five (19%) charities are looking at downsizing as a result of the pandemic, while a similar number (17%) are considering closing some or all of their offices, research from insurer Ecclesiastical has found.The data highlights the impact Covid-19 has had on how charities operate due to Covid-19 with 95% now working remotely, and a third considering having staff working this way on a full-time basis.Over two fifths (43%) of respondents also said that they are considering changing their office arrangements in the future, either through downsizing or sharing with partners.Some charities have already announced they are downsizing. In January the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) announced the sale of its London HQ as part of a modernisation programme to develop new offices that would “better meets the needs of our customers and staff”. In addition, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) recently announced it wasn’t renewing its lease on its office spaces as part of a cost-saving programme triggered by the pandemic.The findings from Ecclesiastical’s Charity Risk Barometer found that almost three quarters of charities (71%) were more concerned about a loss of funding as a result of the pandemic.This has led to a number of charities including Age UK and Macmillan making redundancies with an estimated 60,000 jobs to be lost in the sector as a result of the pandemic, while Cancer Research has cut pay and reduced working hours.Other charities have seen demand increase over the last 12 months, meaning their current premises is too small. Wiltshire Treehouse, a children’s bereavement charity based in Swindon, has seen demand increase as a result of the pandemic and is looking for larger premises to help them meet demand for support.Ecclesiastical’s charity niche director Angus Roy said:“Covid-19 has challenged us in ways we’ve never experienced before, but it has also given us a chance to be bold and seize on new opportunities. Be that moving to all staff working from home, downsizing or sharing space with partners.“The sector has adapted to meeting the needs of its users while changing how it works – which is no mean feat and should be applauded. It is no surprise that thoughts have been turned to how charities can evolve by adapting the way they operate, including the spaces they work from.“While the continuing threat of a loss of funding plus huge demand continues to drive much of the sector’s decision making – charities have been presented with a unique opportunity to review what works for them and in doing so future proof their organisation.”  355 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1center_img Impact of Covid-19 sees 1 in 5 charities consider downsizing Tagged with: COVID-19 Research / statistics Advertisementlast_img read more

#LSAD – A creative community in full flow

first_imgLSAD brings new art back to the city of Limerick LSAD, LIT Sculpture graduates achieve Limerick City Gallery of Art & National Sculpture Factory awards Previous articleYoung cowboy banned from Limerick city estateNext articleRugby – IRFU Appoints four Provincial Talent Coaches Staff Reporter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News#LSAD – A creative community in full flowBy Staff Reporter – June 10, 2016 886 Twitter Facebook Linkedin Advertisement WhatsAppcenter_img LSAD project to reveal the impact of design on life, culture, business and society in Ireland Email TAGSLimerick School of Art & DesignLSAD Print Bauhaus founding member to launch new musical project at Limerick School of Art and Design this Thursday in an online event hosted by Wired… Women in the Creative Arts to take centre stage at LIT’s International Women’s Day Flagship Event WE just want to make art.It’s a simple enough concept, and one that is very evident when you walk through the corridors of the former Good Shepherd Convent on Limerick’s Clare Street.On a site that was a place of public executions in the 16th century and then served as home to the Magdalene Laundry, it’s somewhat disconcerting to find brightness, illumination and transformation at every turn.Creative minds either hard at work or deep in thought at the epicentre of the Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD).Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up One graduate cuts blocks of aeroboard with a saw, another sits sketching on the college steps while another peels pink latex paint from a wall.This is the creative community in full flow.It’s graduation week and for the students, it’s the pinnacle of a four-year journey.Sculpture – Alex Holzinger, GermanyIT WAS once discarded junk. Pieces of a puzzle that fit together to give balance, substance and new artistic life.Funny how a car tyre, a piece of a wooden pallet and a chair leg could combine to make a work of art that people stop and stare at in wonderment.But that’s the feeling you get from Alex Holzinger’s sculptures.“It’s probably where the whole jargon bit comes in but it is about repurposing discarded objects”, says the tall blonde German as he rises from the floor where he has been working on his notes.“They all had an original function and I totally ignore that function and strip it back and I transform the objects but not beyond the form of identifiable. The question now is have I made the objects better by giving them a new sense of value or have I made them worse by stripping their function and using just their form. That ‘not being sure’ bit creates the debate”, he suggests.With each piece and its link to the next, Alex’s creations balance perfectly with one another. If one piece of the sculpture is removed, the whole lot is rendered useless again.It’s probably also a reflection of the “rollercoaster journey” he has been on during his four years at LSAD.“I wake up everyday with a smile on my face because of here, but the end of that journey is both “terrifying and daunting. This part of it is over now, but what next, I’don’t know, MOMA  (Museum of Modern Art) The Tate Modern we will see – give it ten years and I will be there.”Sculpture making for the festival circuit in Ireland and the UK and maybe broaden that to other horizons is his immediate ambition and for now, his goal is simple.“I just want to make art, man”.“It’s all I ever wanted to do and after my time here now I know it even more.”Fashion -Liadán Scott Keogh, Dublin“When I was at school, I knew I didn’t want to stay in Dublin and then I came to love looking at the Limerick School of Art and Design and through the degree shows and even when I was younger I always thought that they were really interesting.While many of her contemporaries may have questioned her decision to go against the tide, Liadán Scott Keogh only ever had one destination in mind.“I wanted to get to Limerick and so happy that I moved here as it was the best choice I made in my life”“There is a really lovely atmosphere here and even though there are different disciplines within the college, we are all involved with each other in some way. You could say we are all multi-disciplinary and you can jump between aspects while people are always very helpful.“In essence, it is a nice community to be in and that makes this experience so worthwhile.“Would I recommend it, in a heart beat. This is so unique and we are all very much together as there is no difference between first or fourth years.”Speaking of “the pretty special award”, she won at the 2106 LSAD graduate fashion show, Liadán says she is now ready to move to London to explore “the most exciting phase yet”.“In July, I will be moving to work with Richard Malone, which is absolutely brilliant and the bursary will go towards me living over there for three months. I will get to do Paris Fashion Week and that is absolutely amazing.”Travel, exploring both herself and life, as well as working in a collective of designers and artists, is the plan for this award-winning creative talent.Print and Combined practice – Liam Lewis, Galway“I’m not very technically minded”.But looking at the work submitted by Liam Lewis for the 2016 LSAD graduate show, you would think the polar opposite.Liam, who was a chef before he returned to art school, created a sheet metal illuminated tower. The 16 metal plates were fused together after being etched in acid with the patterns of a mobile phone circuit boards to allow little chinks of light out from the structure.“I’m not very good with the internet, smartphones and all that kind of stuff, so I came up with a vocabulary that makes sense to me. It may sound vague, but if you look at the actual pattern on the tower, they are actually made up of thousands of circuit boards from a mobile phone.”“It is my interpretation of communications technology without getting technical about it. There are no sensors so it doesn’t follow you around the room like some surveillance piece. It’s just a statement on itOf his time at LSAD, Liam said that the “primary experience has been learning different techniques with printing and that has been great.His own prospects of continuing in academia will be determined by his children who themselves will be entering third level in two years time.“I may just have to withdraw somewhat as I don’t know if I will get a job associated with what I am doing here.”The Galway native who now lives in Clare endured a daily two-hour round trip during his four years at LSAD.“I used to be a chef and did a VEC course to gather a portfolio and I got in. The relaxed feel and the fact that it is not rigid is something that is unique and when you are dealing with the visual arts that’s essential.Asked how he thinks people will interpret his work, Liam said he couldn’t say because “I’ve been looking at this for the last year and it will be interesting to see the reaction. I don’t mind of they don’t get it, it’s just what I am trying to say.”Visual Communications – Mark Lynch, TipperaryJapan, a land of high-rise cities, mountainous forest parks and a culture that is moving as fast as their speeding trains.It’s a far cry from Nenagh, but for Mark Lynch it was enough to inspire his final year project piece in a travelog of his time spent visiting the land of the rising sun.“I wanted it to be a marry between a travel guide and a personal account – something that I would have liked to have when I was travelling.“I found that other publications were very technical whereas I took the approach of linking the travelog with what made Japan special.“Personal accounts are more relevant now more than ever. Platforms like Vimeo and youtube are attracting mainstream attention because people are searching for videos about their proposed destinations.”“People tend to value real accounts over the corporate branded message”.And is something he hopes to tap in to in the not too distant future.“I will bring this to the Japanese embassy once I am finished and I think they will show an interest in it, given that I took such an interest in their country.”London is another option as he wants to secure employment in his preferred field of editorial design.And while he traverses the world of magazines and publishing, he will remember the “amazing experience of learning so much” at LSAD.“That’s what this place gives you. It was my Japan”.The LSAD 2016 graduate collection opens on this Saturday, June 11 from 11am to 3pm to Sunday, June 19 from 9.30am to 4.30 daily. Winners of LSAD / LIT and ELVES animation and motion design competition announcedlast_img read more

New click’n’collect online service will bring relief to food producers

first_imgFacebook Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge With people trying to stay at home as much as possible during the Covid19 pandemic, online food shopping has become more appealing than ever before.The big supermarkets that offer a click and collect or delivery service (Supervalu and Tesco) have been inundated since restrictions were announced mid-March, with examples such as Garvey’s SuperValu in Corbally going a step further, admirably starting a priority home delivery hotline specifically for the elderly and vulnerable, and voluntary groups assisting deliveries.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Another good news story to emerge during the crisis is the birth of Limerick’s Neighbourfood online shopping service featuring local producers and suppliers. It gives weekly collection time slots at the Milk Market on Thursdays between 5pm and 8pm, and they have also started a delivery service to cater for demand, such has been the success in its first three weeks.Producers and suppliers from the region featured on Neighbourfood’s Limerick market include some traders from the Milk Market like Happy Food at Home, Sunflower Bakery, Wilde Irish Chocolates, Ballyhoura Mountain Mushrooms, Flying Cheese Brigade and the Real Olive Co, and some familiar names from local restaurant menus like New Leaf Urban Farmers that supply Adare Manor among other leading restaurants, as well as new additions to explore.Other food businesses offering collection services include the likes of Richardson’s Foods in Eastway Business Park, Pallas Foods in Newcastle West, with smaller independent businesses also catering for customers by whatever means they can, like Sodalicious Cafe on Lower Cecil Street offering ‘Quarantine Goodie Bags’ made up of two loaves of traditional brown/white/cheddar and chive/rosemary bread, selection of six scones, granola pouch, protein balls and lemon drizzle squares.Local businesses have never been more important than during this crisis, and by supporting them now, we can ensure they will be around after this is all over. The website has free listings of click’n’collect food shopping in Limerick, and local restaurants delivering during Covid-19. To add your food collection service or restaurant delivery to the lists, email [email protected] Previous articleFirst online platform helping firms collaborate on coronavirus launchesNext articleBord Bia unveils support measures for food, drink and horticulture businesses affected by COVID-19 Olivia O’Sullivan Email Twitter Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Linkedin Print BusinessNewsNew click’n’collect online service will bring relief to food producersBy Olivia O’Sullivan – April 15, 2020 631 center_img WhatsApp TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick on Covid watch list TAGSbusinessfoodIrelandLimerick City and CountyNews Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Advertisement Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites last_img read more