Urban Co-Op seminar

first_imgNewsUrban Co-Op seminarBy John Keogh – July 11, 2014 489 Facebook Print  THE Limerick Community Grocery urban co-op, in conjunction with the Park Slope Food Co-op in Brooklyn USA, is hosting an urban cooperative seminar and workshop in Limerick City of Culture HQ this Saturday, July 12 from 10.30am to 5pm.The seminar will discuss the most appropriate urban cooperative model for Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Limerick Community Grocery was set up in 2013 to provide wholesome food at affordable prices in an open, transparent and co-operative environment.Membership is open to the public and is based on one member one vote.The seminar will also explore Limerick Community Grocerys’ commitment to generating livelihoods through urban agriculture and community gardening initiatives.Attendance at the seminar and workshops is free but prior registration is essential.Register at: www.eventbrite.ie/o/limerick-community-grocery-ltd-6773844299 WhatsApp Advertisement TAGSLimerick co-op Email Linkedin Twitter Previous articleLimerick bucks the trend with increased unemploymentNext articleWriters on the lookout for Limerick’s oldest lady John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

Living Colour Releases Socially-Charged “Program” To Address Modern Media

first_imgAfter eight long years, Living Colour is back with new music from the upcoming release of Shade, due out September 8 on Megaforce Records. After releasing the first single, “Come On,” the hype has been built and the excitement continues with today’s release of their second single, “Program.” The forthcoming record Shade marks the band’s sixth album, following 2009’s The Chair in the Doorway. Frontman Corey Glover says the band has been busy perfecting this new work of art for quite a while, and that the result is “a long look at the blues and its incarnations, musically as well as emotionally.”As the press release states, the socially charged track features an opening sample of Scarface discussing the band, while the song’s lyric addresses the impact of modern media on the collective consciousness of society. In an exclusive premiere with Loudwire, Corey Glover explains: “Back in the day, the news was called a ‘loss leader.’ It wasn’t for profit. News wasn’t made to sell stuff. News was there to be purely informational. That’s all the news was supposed to be, a public service that lets you know what’s going on in and around the world you live in. Not to be an arm of some sort of political ideology.”Living Colour’s music bends back and forth between heavy metal, funk, jazz, hip-hop, country, and alternative rock, inviting a variety of listeners to enjoy their music since 1984. Listen to the new track below:Shade Track Listing1. Freedom of Express (F.O.X.)2. Preachin’ Blues3. Come On4. Program5. Who Shot Ya6. Always Wrong7. Blak Out8. Pattern In Time (Skin In The Game)9. Who’s That10. Glass Teeth11. Invisible12. Inner City Blues13. Two SidesLiving Colour Tour DatesAugust 19 – Hampton, VA – Downtown Hampton Block PartySeptember 2 – New Lenox, IL – Triple Play Concert SeriesSeptember 3 – Chicago, IL – City WinerySeptember 4 – Chicago, IL – City WinerySeptember 8 – Eindhoven, NL – City Rock FestivalSeptember 9 – Leeuwarden, NL – City Rock FestivalSeptember 10 – Manheim, DE – MS Connexion ComplexSeptember 12 – Munich, DE – Backstage HalleSeptember 14 – Vienna, AT – Porgy & BessSeptember 15 – Bologna, IT – Zona RoveriSeptember 16 – Rome, IT – OrionSeptember 17 – Bellusco, IT – BloomSeptember 19 – Solothurn, CH – KofmehlSeptember 20 – Bochum, DE – MatrixSeptember 21 – Vaureal, FR – Le ForumSeptember 26 – Glasgow, UK – The GarageSeptember 27 – Wolverhampton, UK – Robin2September 28 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social ClubSeptember 29 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue RoomsSeptember 30 – Manchester, UK – Club AcademyOctober 1 – London, UK – ULUOctober 4 – Norwich, UK – WaterfrontOctober 6 – Liverpool, UK – Hangar34October 7 – Newcastle, UK – Riversidelast_img read more

Rare Saudi resistance hits futuristic megacity project

first_imgBut Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s dream project hit a new roadblock last month when a member of the local Huwaitat tribe was gunned down after he refused to give up his land for the project.Before the shootout, Abdulraheem al-Huwaiti posted a series of scathing videos in which he likened the forced displacement of his sprawling tribe, based in the northwestern Tabuk province for generations, to “state terrorism”.He presciently claimed his opposition would get him killed.Saudi Arabia’s state security agency said the “wanted” man died in an exchange of fire with state forces after he resisted arrest, adding that a cache of weapons had been recovered from his house. ‘Crown jewel’ “What happened in NEOM was the tragic death of a resident of a village that is being relocated,” Ali Shihabi, a member of the NEOM advisory board, said on Twitter.”Similar to the concept of ’eminent domain’ used in Western law, the government is taking ownership of private land to use for the project… This happens all the time, all over the world when roads, train tracks or dams are built.”But forced evictions could backfire as economic pressures grow, observers warn.”The combination of record-low oil prices and mounting demographic pressures poses significant challenges to Prince Mohammed’s (MBS) future plans in Saudi Arabia,” said the Soufan Center, a think tank.”The high-tech city in NEOM is the crown jewel of MBS’ future vision for Saudi Arabia, but it remains unclear how a prince’s pet project will help the kingdom deal with its youth bulge.”The government will have less cash to dispense as patronage to assuage Saudi citizens. The erosion of the social contract between the rulers and the ruled will lead to serious problems, especially in a tribal society.”But as part of his grand ambition to pivot the economy away from oil, Prince Mohammed looks set to press ahead with NEOM, billed as a regional Silicon Valley whose marketing slogan is a “bold and audacious dream”.”The economic fundamentals have turned further against this fantastical project, but I don’t expect MBS to give it up,” said Kristin Diwan of the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington.”It’s the touchstone for everything he wants to achieve.” ‘Deep cuts’ The government is preparing emergency plans to slash spending as crude prices drop, with Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan warning of “painful” measures and an “extremely long” list of affected budget items.He did not specify whether NEOM will be among them. Even before the crisis, the project — first announced in 2017 — has struggled to attract investment.”I will be surprised if cuts are not made — deep cuts in capital expenditure for NEOM,” a Saudi source associated with the project told AFP. “Given the sums required, it cannot but be delayed in many aspects.”The source added that the government is offering “generous compensation in cash” to those displaced by the project in addition to “new properties” within the kingdom.In a bid to placate the community, NEOM has also launched “social responsibility programs” including university scholarships and vocational training programs, the source said.Several Huwaitat tribesmen have rejected what they call “vague” compensation offers, activists told AFP, even as state-run media have published a pledge of loyalty by the tribe to Saudi rulers.The campaigners say NEOM is designed to be a liberal expat enclave in a conservative nation that is unlikely to benefit local residents. A rare revolt by a Saudi tribe has spelt fresh trouble for a planned Red Sea megacity, a linchpin of the crown prince’s economic vision already beset by low oil prices.The $500 billion NEOM project, set to be built from scratch along the kingdom’s picturesque western coast, is billed as a futuristic cityscape evocative of a sci-fi blockbuster — with everything from flying taxis to robot-maids.Economic analysts have long questioned its viability in the era of cheap oil.center_img Many other members of the Bedouin tribe, who commonly own guns, were detained for spreading anti-displacement slogans and refusing to sign relocation documents, multiple activists said.It exposes a rare domestic clash with the government that has a reputation for crushing dissent, while it grapples with the twin economic blow of historic low crude prices and a coronavirus-led shutdown.NEOM has said 20,000 people would need to be relocated to clear room for construction as it presses ahead with its target to complete its first sites by 2023. Topics :last_img read more

Emily Hawryschuk named IWLCA First Team All-American

first_img Published on June 12, 2019 at 6:17 pm Contact Eric: [email protected] | @esblack34 After being named an Inside Lacrosse’s Media All-American second team two weeks ago, Syracuse attack Emily Hawryschuk was chosen as a first team selection by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) on Wednesday. She is one of 16 players to receive the honor, and one of just seven attacks on the first team.The Victor native is the 16th Syracuse player ever to be named to the IWLCA’s first team and the first since Kayla Treanor earned the honor in 2016. Hawryschuk’s 75 goals this year tied her for second-most in a single-season with Christina Dove, who did so in 2008, and her 166 career scores are already seventh all-time in Syracuse history. She also led the team in draw controls with 67.Hawryschuk’s historic season was backed by 15 games with four or more goals, including back-to-back five-goal performances in SU’s two NCAA tournament contests. One of her best games of the season came against Northwestern on Feb. 24, when, despite being face-guarded, Hawryschuk notched a hat trick in the first half before scoring the game-winning goal in overtime. “She’s a girl of very few words, but she leads a lot by example in her actions,” midfielder Julie Cross said prior to the season. “…You never really see her get flustered and I think that helps a lot because sometimes in games when we’re down she brings everyone in. She’s one of those girls that if she’s talking, everyone’s listening up.”While next year Syracuse will be without Nicole Levy, who finished her career eighth all-time in goals for Syracuse, Hawyrschuk is set to lead a group of attack that returns three of its four starters. She’ll be joined by the duo of Megan Carney and Meaghan Tyrrell, who finished second and third in points behind Hawryschuk as freshmen.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more