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Limerick aid agency delivers the milk of human kindness

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA) are sending four Irish dairy cows to Rwanda through Limerick-based aid agency Bóthar to celebrate the International Year of Family Farming.According to President of ICMSA John Comer, his association wanted to mark their commitment to the idea of the family farm and underline ICMSA’s belief that the family farm plays a hugely constructive and cohesive social role in addition to its fundamental economic activity.“We wanted to make a gesture to symbolise what the year is about while, at the same time, make a real difference,” Mr Comer explained.“We understand the impact that Bóthar’s work has in the developing world and by sending four Irish dairy cows, one for every province in Ireland, we are taking action in the fight to end hunger and poverty,” he commented.Bóthar’s executive director Deirdre M Ryan said she was “encouraged” by the efforts of the ICMSA and hopes that other organisations will follow their example. Any farmer, she said, knows the value and impact a cow can have.“It is a food-and-income producing animal and in the developing world, cows are saving lives. Our Irish dairy cows produce 16 to 20 litres of milk per day, whereas in Rwanda, the local, indigenous cow will yield just one litre of milk per day.“After they have consumed what they need themselves in their family, our recipient farmers can sell leftover milk at their local market and earn a small income,” Ms Ryan explained.The Irish dairy cows will be sent to Rusizi in Western Rwanda where they will be gifted to impoverished families who are currently in training and making the necessary preparations to receive their animal.For further information or to send an Irish dairy cow to Rwanda phone 1850 82 99 99 or visit www.bothar.org. Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleMunster GAA Awards, Players and Manager of the Year AnnouncedNext articleRTE to Broadcast Live from Shannon Airport Christmas Racing Festival at Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Facebook Printcenter_img Email NewsLocal NewsLimerick aid agency delivers the milk of human kindnessBy Alan Jacques – December 11, 2014 678 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSBótharIrish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA)limerickRwanda WhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisementlast_img read more

Squally Canada Named To Doak Walker Award Watch List

first_imgJuly 18, 2018 /Sports News – Local Squally Canada Named To Doak Walker Award Watch List Written by Brad James Tags: Alexander Mattison/Doak Walker Award/Jonathan Taylor/Luke Staley/Marquis Young/Myles Gaskin/Patrick Laird/PWC SMU Athletic Forum/Squally Canada/Zack Moss FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Wednesday, BYU senior tailback Squally Canada was named to the 2018 Doak Walker Award presentation watch list by the PWC SMU Athletic Forum.The award is named after former SMU and Detroit Lions star tailback Doak Walker and is annually presented to the top tailback in college football.Canada, a Milpitas, Calif. product, was the Cougars’ leading rusher last season, amassing 710 yards and six touchdowns in 2017.This included a 213-yard performance in a 31-10 win over UNLV November 10, 2017. His 213 yards are the 10th most in a game in program history.Former BYU star tailback Luke Staley won this award in 2001 after running for 1,582 yards and amassing 28 total touchdowns.Oddly enough, the Cougars’ defense will face seven different Walker award preseason candidates this season.These include Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor, J.J. Taylor of Arizona, Patrick Laird of California, Washington’s Myles Gaskin, Alexander Mattison of Boise State, UMASS’s Marquis Young and Zack Moss of Utah.University athletic departments nominate candidates for the award and can continue to do so through October.The PWC SMU’s Athletic Forum Board of Directors will name 10 semifinalists in November and three finalists will be announced November 20.As of November 26, the committee will cast a second vote, determining the recipient.This award is special as it is the only major one requiring all candidates to be in good academic standing and be on schedule to graduate within one year of students of the same classification.last_img read more

Coronavirus: GFA wants reliefs on taxes, import duties from government

first_imgThe Ghana Football Association says it has put together a number of proposals to the government in relation to financial support for Ghanaian league clubs during the current climate of the Coronavirus pandemic.Football has been hard hit by the pandemic since no league matches have been played since March 15 when the President announced a ban on public gatherings.The absence of matches means that clubs cannot make any money without gate proceeds and transfer fees and thus, the GFA has reached out to Government through the Sports Ministry.Henry Asante Twum is the GFA’s Communications Director and he gave details to Citi Sports on what the Ministry was expected to present to Government on the GFA’s behalf during a government cabinet meeting on Friday.“In our proposal to the Sports Ministry, we highlighted the need for government support not only in the area of Covid-19 but we also asked government to take a look at the 17.5 percent VAT component on the gate fees charged at the match venues during the league.We also made a case for import duties on football materials like national teams jerseys and related items. The jerseys do not come for profit. They serve a social purpose but we have to pay thousands of US dollars to clear them at the ports.In line with that, we also asked for a look at what clubs pay to clear their jerseys and other equipment for use in the country. These charges are huge and draining and they are having a huge toll on our finances.”Asante Twum went on to state that the GFA would also want government to review the situation involving lower tier non-professional clubs and their paying of Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) contributions on behalf of their -players.“We would want the government to intervene in this situation. These clubs in Division Two and Three and the colts divisions are not professional clubs but SSNIT is always chasing them to play their due for their players and we would like the government to take another look at that.”With the Ghana FA saying that a decision on the future of the Ghanaian football season will be taken by June 30, the expectation is that it will make a strong push for financial support to keep the clubs going until a proper resolution on the league is found.last_img read more