Minister Ryan announces “substantial increase” of 70% in funding for environmental…

first_imgNewsMinister Ryan announces “substantial increase” of 70% in funding for environmental NGOsBy Sarah Carr – February 23, 2021 85 Email Photo by bardia Hashemirad on Unsplash THE Minister for the Environment, Eamon Ryan, has announced that funding for environmental NGOs will see a 70% increase of €704,000 on the 2020 budget. The Irish Environmental Network (IEN) is to receive a total of €1,764,000 to support their “critical work” in Ireland’s fight against climate change.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I have worked closely with the IEN members for many years and I have met them on a number of occasions since I became Minister. “I am very aware of the financial challenges the sector has faced over the last number of years and how the Covid 19 pandemic has impacted on these organisations. Their role in how we address the climate and biodiversity challenges we face has never been more crucial.” Minister Ryan explained. This substantial increase in supports to the @IrishEnvNet couldn’t be more timely. They play a crucial role in the fight against climate change. I’ve worked with the IEN members for many years & will continue to listen, learn, & collaborate with our eNGOs in my role as Minister. pic.twitter.com/gF3yteBCQ3— Eamon Ryan (@EamonRyan) January 21, 2021The Irish Environmental Network, established in 2002, is composed of over 30 environmental NGOs and over 35,000 volunteers whose aim is to support “the principles of environmental, social and economic sustainability”. Amongst its members are the likes of BirdWatch Ireland, Irish Seed Savers Association and Irish Wildlife Trust.The IEN operates in a national and international capacity. The funding it receives through Local Government and Community helps to support the implementation of environmental policies on a national and multinational scale. The network also provides its members with training in areas such as communication, fundraising and governance helping its member organisations to expand their reach.“I am very aware of the critical work carried out by the member organisations of the Irish Environmental Network (IEN). These national environmental NGOs are active on a broad range of environmental issues, including wildlife conservation, biodiversity and climate change.“Therefore I am pleased to be able to deliver this substantial increase in their financial supports so that they can continue to build on their great work. I do this in recognition of the significant contribution they continue to make to Ireland’s fight against climate change.” said Minister Ryan.  Twitter Advertisement WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Linkedin Print Previous articleTreaty United Fixtures Announced For 2021 First Division SeasonNext article21 Year-Old Limerick Winger Will Fitzgerald Signs For Derry City Sarah Carrhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

Evolution of Florida justice exhibit planned

first_imgEvolution of Florida justice exhibit planned Behind the tall metal doors of Florida’s Supreme Court building, the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society is opening new doors to the state’s unique history of justice.In a developing project, the historical society, the Florida Law Related Education Association, and the Arts in the Court Committee will co-sponsor a future permanent exhibit for the building, entitled “The Evolution of Justice in Florida: A Multimedia Perspective.”The exhibit, nearing the end of its research phase, intends to use art, artifacts, video, and interactive kiosks to facilitate for young and old alike a better understanding of the evolution of justice in Florida. The research gathered, which dates back to Native American conflict resolution, concentrates on the main components of the judicial system, the legal basis of the law, the court system, justices, and specific cases.As research historian for the ongoing project, Andrew Edel said the exhibit must go through three phases — research, script, and design.“The scope of the project is broad,” Edel said. “We’re just at the beginning.”Deciding that a chronological history would be appropriate to show this evolution, Edel searched more than 100 boxes of archival material, finding a rare law book from 1596, a letter signed by President John F. Kennedy, hand-written court reports from Civil War proceedings, Nuremberg trials photo notebooks, and blueprints of the old court building.Edel said the goal of the project was not only to give people a history of justice, but to include an educational element as well. “It looks like we are going to have a lot of very interesting artifacts and images, a lot of which has not been available to the public before.”According to Edel, three adjacent buildings — the Old Capitol, the New Capitol, and the Museum of Florida History — each attract between 50,000 and 68,000 visitors annually, compared to the 8,000 that visit the Supreme Court building.Edel sees this as an opportunity to bring more interest to the courts and the administration of justice, and Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Harry Lee Anstead agrees.“It [Florida’s justice system] has a unique history,” said Chief Justice Anstead, who appointed the Arts in the Court Committee and has a vision for this project. “We want to be certain when they [visitors] come into this building that they know foundations are very important.“Native Americans had a legal culture,” Anstead said. “They had a system for dispute resolution. The Historical Society is working on tracing our roots that will identify not only the culture that existed in tribes, but also the way they resolved disputes.”Chief Justice Anstead reiterated the impact that this early dispute resolution has had on modern justice, and how the same methods of “restorative justice” employed back then, which hold persons directly accountable for their actions, remain effective methods today. Seeing the project start to materialize, Justice Anstead believes the court has a story to tell.“The concept came up several years ago,” said Park Trammell, executive director of the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society. “At the end of phase 1, the plan is to pursue additional funding; up until now we really haven’t had anything to show anyone.”That’s where Edward Jonas comes in. As an independently employed sculptor and artist with a background in exhibit design, Jonas, who co-chairs the history subcommittee of the Arts in the Court Committee, has begun to think of ways to give the project life.“We don’t want to turn the Supreme Court into a museum,” Jonas said. “But it would be nice to give people something to look at other than marble walls.”Jonas said the things to consider when designing an exhibit include space allotted, presentation, and when the exhibit would be open. Admitting that the project is very important for the state to undertake, Jonas said that it is also important to do things right.“It’s getting to that point where things are getting slow,” said Jonas, who also said that the opening date of the exhibit, which is estimated to be a while off, depends largely upon finding the grant money to move forward.Contributions to support the exhibit are also welcomed, and can be sent to Park Trammell, Executive Director, Florida Supreme Court Historical Society, P.O. Box 11344, Tallahassee 32302-3344. Evolution of Florida justice exhibit plannedcenter_img October 15, 2003 Regular Newslast_img read more

Liverpool keeper Karius suffered concussion

first_imgLondon, June 5: Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius suffered a concussion during the UEFA Champions League final against Real Madrid, doctors who treated the German five days after the match at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston said.“After carefully reviewing game footage and integrating a detailed history — including his reported present and immediate post-contact subjective symptoms — physical examinations and objective metrics, we have concluded that Karius sustained a concussion during the match,” Dr. Ross Zafonte and Lenore Herget said in a statement on Monday.The German goalkeeper was at fault in two of Real Madrid’s three goals during Liverpool’s 1-3 loss in Kiev.“Karius’s principal residual symptoms and objective signs suggested that visual spatial dysfunction existed and likely occurred immediately following the event. Additional symptomatic and objectively noted areas of dysfunction also persisted. It could be possible that such deficits would affect performance,” the statement added, but did not specify when Karius suffered the concussion. IANSlast_img read more