MEP says that action must follow ISL recognition

first_imgWhatsApp “This government has failed our nurses and midwives” says Limerick TD RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsPoliticsMEP says that action must follow ISL recognitionBy Staff Reporter – December 15, 2017 1203 Liadh Ní RiadaSinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has given a guarded welcomed to the news that Irish Sign Language (ISL) is expected to be given full official language status in the coming days.The Ireland South MEP said it was a welcome development but warned that equality does not stop at recognition and that action must follow.“I’m delighted that the Dáil is to finally get around to debating the ISL Recognition Bill, albeit a year and a half after first being introduced to the Seanad,” she said.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This is tremendous news for the 50,000 plus ISL users in Ireland and a long overdue step to acknowledging the deaf community as a full, integral part of the wonderful tapestry that makes up our nation.“This is as issue I have been campaigning for not just in Ireland but in Europe where I was able to use my position on the Culture and Education Committee to put forward a successful amendment that saw the inclusion of Sign Language translation in the EU 2018 budget.“Most recently I raised the issue of ISL recognition at our party’s Ard Fheis last month.“The ISL Recognition Bill is a victory not just for the deaf community but for all groups seeking equality. All members of society deserve the same access to services and opportunities.“Deaf people face unique challenges in participating fully in society in both the public and private spheres.“In particular, as I met with various groups representing deaf people, I was horrified at the disadvantage and danger they are put in by barriers to accessing legal and healthcare services, as well as occupation health and safety alerts in their workplaces.“The ISL Recognition Bill is fantastic news but it must be about more than just recognition; real efforts must be made to instigate tangible change; genuine equality does not stop at recognition, action must follow.“It is crucial that ISL users are able to access all public services and in particular the Government must work with members of the deaf community to create a mechanism that would allow them full and timely access to public services. Deaf people must no longer be disadvantaged in the work place either, and Government must act to vindicate their rights to dignity, safety and equality at work.“This is not just a communication issue; it is an equality issue, an issue of workers’ rights and a human rights issue,” she declared.See more political news here Facebook Minister Harris “missing in action again” as crisis in University Hospital Limerick is raised in Dáil says Limerick TD Print Previous article#BREAKING Man pinned under van after warning of black iceNext articleLimerick students win trip to Brussels hosted by MEP Kelly Staff Reporter TAGSDailDeaf CommunityEqualityIreland SouthISLISL Recognition BillLiadh Ni RiadaMEPSinn Fein center_img Email Advertisement Call for rent controls and a ban on economic evictions Limerick TD calls for more resources for mental health services Twitter Fianna Fáil secures changes to Jobpath says Limerick TD Linkedin Limerick TD advocates for The Sale of Tickets Billlast_img read more

Lady Trojans JV Gets Win Over Lady Tigers

first_imgThe girls were able to finish the match with a win at Lawrenceburg. They pulled together as a team to overcome the set 1 loss. Alex Disbro and Anna Andres stepped up to lead the team at the serving line, and they were especially effective with their short serves and overall aggressive serving. Disbro was all over the court digging balls, especially in the corners. The middles, Rosemeyer and Miller, anchored our offense, which was led by setter Allison Huismann. Freshman Charson McCory stepped up with some intensity at the net, and Grace Egbers was able to add intensity to keep plays alive. It was a good win for the girls.They improve their record to 7-2. They face Madison at home on Saturday.Courtesy of Trojans Coach Debbie Gregg. East Central JV defeated Lawrenceburg on 8/31 in 3 sets: 23-25,25-27, 15-12.serving aces: Alex Disbro: 5 (25/27); Anna Andres: 3 (10/10); Allison Huismann: 2 (7/8)kills: Ashley Miller: 7 (11/12); Alicia Rosemeyer: 6 (23/26); Charson McCory: 3 (12/12); Grace Egbers: 3 (16/18)blocks: Alicia Rosemeyer 2 (1 solo); Charson McCory: 1digs: Alex Disbro 25/28, Lauren Foster 12/13serve receive: Alex Disbro: 15/16, Anna Andres 11/1, Grace Egbers 12/13Assists: Allison Huismann: 20 (73/80)last_img read more

Champions League final today 50-year-old ‘newcomers’ PSG finally make the biggest stage

first_imgBy Simon EvansLISBON, Portugal (Reuters) – The Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Paris St Germain today is a clash of two of the modern giants of the European game but in terms of footballing history, the French club are the relative newcomers.For not only will this be PSG’s first final in the competition, it comes 11 days after they celebrated only their 50th anniversary as a club.To give some perspective, Bayern are 120 years old while last year’s winners Liverpool were formed in 1892.Indeed, when Bayern won the first of their five European Cup titles in 1973, PSG were just three years old and playing in the French third division. While French football has a long and rich history, the capital city was noticeably absent from the elite with Parisians showing little interest in the game, as provincial clubs like St Etienne and Reims enjoyed continental success.Those in the capital who followed the game made the most of brief moments of promise for the small, older traditional clubs, Red Star and Racing Club, until the creation of PSG.The merger of the new Paris Football Club and Stade Saint-Germanois in 1970 created a team for the changing population of the capital. A French Cup win came in 1982 and four years later, they won their first league title. With backing from television company Canal Plus, the club attracted top talent such as winger David Ginola and Liberian striker George Weah.By 1996, the club had made its mark on the international stage with a team featuring Brazil midfielder Rai and France international Youri Djorkaeff helping them win the European Cup Winners’ Cup with a 1-0 victory over Rapid Vienna.PSG started being able to attract big names, with Ronaldinho joining in 2001, but the key moment of change came 10 years later when Qatar Sports Investment took control of the club. The Qataris began a huge investment in talent and top managers as they sought to create a ‘superclub’ to match global brands such as Barcelona and Real Madrid.David Beckham ended his career at PSG while Zlatan Ibrahimovic brought his huge personality to Paris and, domestically, the club have dominated the French league, winning seven of the last eight championships.Success in Europe has been harder to find however. For all the money spent, including a world record 222 million euros for Brazilian Neymar, PSG failed to get beyond the quarter-finals stage in the Champions League.UNTIL THIS YEAR Wins over Italy’s Atalanta and Germany’s RB Leipzig have propelled Thomas Tuchel’s side, powered by local hero Kylian Mbappe, to a place in club football’s biggest game.Luis Fernandez, who played for the club in the 1970s and ’80s and was manager of the team which won the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1996, appreciates the sense of history. “Generations follow one another, but you can feel that those who have lived our adventure know it and have loved it,” he said.“I also remember playing in the Champions League. It’s always a beautiful night of football, it’s a different approach. Every year there are expectations. We opened the way with the Cup Winners’ Cup.”last_img read more