Nurses take action at Limerick hospital

first_img Previous article#Limerick apartment block for saleNext articleJack knifed truck blocked #Limerick to #Waterford road Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” center_img TAGSfeaturedINMOlimerickSt Camillus’ Hospital Twitter WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsBreaking newsNurses take action at Limerick hospitalBy Bernie English – April 4, 2016 665 Print Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) in St Camillus Hospital, Limerick have begun a work to rule today, Monday, from 8.00am. The industrial action comes some seven months on from notification by nurses to senior HSE managers that the clinical care of patients at the hospital is compromised due to ongoing  unfilled nursing positions. Currently there are approximately 15 vacant nursing posts.In a statement, the INMO said that at the request of its members, it has engaged with the HSE since last November in efforts to fast-track recruitment of nurses. So far this has not yielded sufficient numbers of qualified nurses and leaves the residents at ongoing risk.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Calls by members for the HSE to curtail admissions to the 100 bed facility until such time as the nursing levels improve have also been rejected. Therefore, it is with regret that INMO members are left with no other option but to commence industrial action. The action will not harm any patient but will assist the available nurses to prioritise all care by ceasing non urgent clerical and administrative work.INMO Industrial Relations Officer, Mary Fogarty said:“Nurses are the lead clinicians in older persons residential services. Their expertise and knowledge of the needs of their patients, and their concerns about the ability of their employer, the HSE, to deliver safe care should not go unheeded. Equally, our members are accountable to patients, families and regulatory agencies to ensure that standards of care are met.“It is a poor reflection of our health service providers that nurses are driven to take industrial action to protect vulnerable residents in the care of the HSE”[email protected] Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Limerick mayor calls for oral hearing on Irish Cement incineration plan

first_imgTwitter Facebook Limerick centre needed to tackle environmental issues Linkedin Print Advertisement TAGSEnvironmentLimerick City and CountyNewspolitics RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow center_img Lminerick City and County Coumcil Mayoral Election in the Council Chambers in Dooradoyle.Newly elected Mayor of Limerick City and County James CollinsPicture: Keith WisemanMAYOR James Collins has called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to hold a public oral hearing on the health implications of Irish Cement’s €10m plans to phase out fossil fuels in favour of burning used tyres and waste material at its Mungret plant.The Fianna Fáil general election candidate made his call this week following the latest fine imposed on Irish Cement for a dust spillage at the Limerick facility.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We are talking about houses and cars being covered in a ‘glue-like’ limestone dust which came from Irish Cement’s plant. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that if cars and houses can be covered in this sticky glue, then thousands of people in one of Limerick’s largest suburbs are breathing in the same toxic substance,” he said.“Irish Cement has been prosecuted four times now since 2016 in relation to breaches such as this. The EPA’s inspector was clear and unequivocal — this was environmental pollution. The inspector said last week that people in nearby housing estates are considering moving to save their health.“We are not talking about a handful of dust here, or a handful of complaints. We are talking about 21 complaints from neighbouring housing estates after 2.5 tonnes of waste splurged from the chimney stacks at Irish Cement, when a blockage in the kiln was cleared.”Mayor Collins feels that people can no longer be expected to sit back and blindly accept Irish Cement’s assurances that they will do their best to stop this happening again.“We can’t sit back and allow Irish Cement proceed with its incineration proposals when clearly there are huge public concerns about emissions from the Irish Cement plant in Mungret carrying on the wind for a radius of 20km. We are literally talking about the health of thousands of people in Limerick.“We’ve had an oral hearing on the planning issues surrounding Irish Cement, but we haven’t had an oral hearing publicly dealing specifically with the health implications of allowing incineration at the Mungret plant. The HSE didn’t even give testimony to the last oral hearing. Surely now, they can see this is a public health issue of major concern.”The City West representative also claims there is a lack of oversight with no-one doing baseline monitoring of emissions from the plant. He warned that Irish Cement is an environmental and health time-bomb that could have serious implications for thousands of people in Limerick, not just those living in the immediate vicinity.The €10 million development plan sees Irish Cement bidding to replace fossil fuel, used on site for cement clinker production, with alternative fuels to improve the sustainability of the Limerick operations, where 80 people are employed. The Limerick site is currently the only cement plant in Ireland not licensed to use alternative fuels.“This plant is located in an area where we are master planning hundreds of new houses, new sports and community facilities. Are we really going to leave the residents there literally living under a cloud?” Mayor Collins asked.A spokesman for the EPA said an oral hearing can be requested after they issue a proposed decision.“We have issued a further information request to Irish Cement and we expect to make a proposed decision once this further information has been returned,” he concluded. Previous articleHistoric contribution by Thomond SocietyNext articleLimerick lose Munster League opener Alan Jacques WhatsApp Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Limerick on Covid watch list NewsEnvironmentPoliticsLimerick mayor calls for oral hearing on Irish Cement incineration planBy Alan Jacques – December 14, 2018 1266 TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Local backlash over Aer Lingus threatlast_img read more

Top 10 Home Features for Baby Boomers

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Top 10 Home Features for Baby Boomers  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Top 10 Home Features for Baby Boomers Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Baby Boomer homebuyers must have a laundry, but they would rather do without an elevator or a wine cellar in their home according to a recent study by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).The study, was published on NAHB’s Best in American Living blog and is part of its What Homebuyers Really Want report, revealed that while their top home feature likes and dislikes are in sync with other generations, baby boomers are more likely to have strong opinions about what they want, and don’t want, in their homes.While a laundry room topped the list of must-have features with 94 percent baby boomers listing it as an essential feature, 91 percent of this generation would also like energy efficient windows. At 89 percent a patio also rated high among home features desired or essential for baby boomers followed by a ceiling fan, garage storage, and exterior lighting with 88 percent boomers listing these features as essential or desirable in a home.A full bath on the main level, walk-in pantry, hardwood flooring, and a fully energy efficient home rounded off the top 10 home features that baby boomers desired.The report noted that the only feature listed by baby boomers that were different from other generations was the desire to have a full bath on the main level. Among community features that were ranked as most desirable by baby boomers, having a home near a retail space ranked first, followed by walking/jogging trails, suburban homes, walkable communities, and homes close to a park area.Like other generations, baby boomers also rated an elevator and a wine cellar among the most undesirable features in a home. Seventy-four percent of this generation said that they were unlikely to buy a home if it had an elevator while 69 percent felt the same way about a wine cellar.A daycare center, two-story family rooms, and plant-covered roofs were among other home features that baby boomers would rather do without. More than 50 percent of this generation said that they could also do without a pet washing station, dual toilets in the master bath, golf course community, cork flooring, and living in a high-density development. Share Save April 10, 2019 1,724 Views Previous: Cities in the Crosshairs—Is a Housing Crisis Ahead? Next: Megabank CEOs Meet With Congress Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily center_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Baby Boomers Homes HOUSING NAHB About Author: Radhika Ojha The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Baby Boomers Homes HOUSING NAHB 2019-04-10 Radhika Ojha Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, Newslast_img read more

The In-Store Bakery Award

first_imgWinner Tesco, Meltham Lane,ChesterfieldTesco, Meltham Lane bakery manager Ian Cain’s 15-strong department, which includes eight fully-trained bakers, makes around 80% of the in-store bakery’s products from scratch.Cain has been a baker with Tesco for 16 years and many of his staff have been with the department for over 10 years. This wealth of experience was noted by the judges, who cited “overall product knowledge and product quality” as two of the reasons for picking Chesterfield as the winner.”We take pride in what we do,” says Cain. “We’ll even customise our products – we’ve got one customer who likes his bread burnt, so we leave a couple of loaves in a little longer when we know he’s coming in!”Finalist Morrisons, Laceby,CleethorpesSteve Mumby, bakery manager at Morrisons, Laceby, has been in the baking industry for 24 years and bakery manager at Laceby for four. His team of 11, includes four fully-trained bakers. Products include scratch-baked rolls and plant loaves and 64 frozen bake-off items.Production is staggered to offer warm fresh bread throughout the day.Mumby cites good teamwork as being vital to the department’s success: “People stay here a long time, and they are all very dedicated to ensuring good customer service,” he says.Staff are also encouraged to put forward ideas about product promotions, such as a recent sampling of a new line of muffins, which boosted sales by over 300%.Finalist Asda, Crewe,CheshireAsda Crewe bakery manager Claire Chadwick has worked for the retailer for 13 years and been Crewe’s bakery manager for four. She loves the department, she says, because: “It’s hands-on. You see things from beginning to end.” Some 65% of products are scratch-baked, with cookies and muffins baked-off and cream cakes bought in. Production runs from 5am to 10pm.The 28-strong team includes six fully-trained bakers.Stotties and healthier eating sub rolls are big sellers, as are the hot meat pies, suggested by a customer and implemented by the bakery.”If we wouldn’t buy it, we don’t sell it,” says Chadwick.Finalist Sainsbury’sCamden Town, LondonLawrence Ijieh, bakery manager at Sainsbury’s, Camden Town, has been with the retailer for a year. When he joined he wanted to energise his 23 staff and give them a true passion for their jobs. “I like to give them instant feedback, good or bad,” he says. “It’s important to make people feel really involved.”Ijieh says his staff are all multi-skilled. He has also moved to staggered working hours, ensuring there is always one of his six fully-trained bakers on hand to provide freshly-baked bread. Some 80% of their products are scratch-baked.The department’s weekly turnover has increased dramatically since his arrivallast_img read more

Inside Conditions…Tit for Tat

first_imgIn this photo taken on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith walks off the field after losing 24-17 to the Detroit Lions during an NFL football game in East Rutherford, N.J. Frustrated after a third straight loss and calls for his backup increasing, Smith was caught by a TV camera yelling an expletive at a heckler in the stands as he walked off the MetLife Stadium field following a 24-17 loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)Here we go again. Another pro athlete having to apologize for being human.The latest casualty is New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith.Aubrey BruceSmith had the nerve to respond without candy and flowers to a few unkind utterances from one of the NY Jets faithful. After the Jets/Lions matchup Sunday resulting in a 24-17 loss posted an article that said; “According to multiple reports, Smith  snapped at someone in the stands after the game, yelling “(expletive) you” to a fan as he was walking off the field.“I’ve got to get better with that. I’ve got to let that stuff roll off my back. But today, I didn’t do well with that.”Smith wouldn’t divulge what set him off, but he did admit that it wasn’t related to Michael Vick.“No matter what happened I’ve got to not feed into it,” Smith said. “It’s a part of the job. I understand the fans want to come out and see victories. And at times they get heated and we do too as players.”“We want Vick!” chants rained down on him throughout the game, but he didn’t make any excuses for his behavior after the loss, as he opened up his postgame press conference by apologizing for his actions.“Before we start this off, first of all I want to apologize if any kids saw me saying any negative remarks walking off the field,” Smith said, via“I kind of let my temper get the best of me in that situation, and it’s a part of my learning process.”Why can’t athlete’s breathe or take a tinkle without having to apologize?The fans pay to see the game.  The price of admission does not give any fan the right to verbally assail or physically assualt anyone, anywhere at any time, period.A few years ago I was covering a Steelers/Browns game in Cleveland.  My significant other went to the game with me.  She proceeded to her seat and I went on to the press box.She never calls me during the game except at halftime and after the game has concluded. My cell phone vibrated before the first quarter ended.  “Hey honey,” she said. “I apologize for the interruption but I was standing in line to get some nachos and someone tapped on my shoulder and when I turned around they were walking away “mooning” me.”I asked her, “what did you do? She said, “I just stood there trying to figure out; where the rest of his butt was and why his “tool shed” was so empty, if you know what I mean?”I asked her about the general vicinity of that vending stand because I wanted to make sure that when we returned to Cleveland we did not want any “remnants of the booty” floating around our future orders of nachos or anything other food source.Recently, I wrote an article titled, “Respect Yourself.” Part of that article chronicled how Pirates centerfielder Andrew McCutchen dealt with a game long heckler.“They like to talk to you as if you’re an animal in the zoo, and you can’t say anything back,” McCutchen said.“I had a little bit of that going into that at-bat and I hit the big home run. I couldn’t hear anything. It was as quiet as a church.”Whatever happened to free speech?Do players lose their constitutional right of verbal expression when they sign a performance contract and do fans gain additional freedom of speech privileges when they buy a ticket?The purchase of a ticket should only guarantee a fan the privilege to be admitted to the contest, not the right to have an “orgasm” by saying evil and vicious things to another human being.Remember the NBA brawl back in November 2004 when players and fans exchanged punches in the stands near the end of a Pacers-Pistons game that was and remains one of the worst brawls in NBA history.Indiana’s Ron Artest and Stephen Jackson charged into the stands and fought with fans in the final minute of their game against Detroit, and the brawl forced an early and ugly end to the game.Fans had been throwing objects, so Ron Artest and Stephen Jackson decided to give these hellacious fans some “work.”Fans do not have any more of a right to do and say things to athletes than athletes has to disrespect fans.However, in my opinion if an athlete issues a an occasional harmless butt kicking to a few “blood seeking fanatical’s”  it might keep some of them (the so-called super fans)  a bit more grounded.  (The sources for this article were and Bruce can be reached at: [email protected] or 412.583.6741Follow him on Twitter @ultrascribelast_img read more

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report

first_img Most fish are feeding on the surface now, so we have been running mostly surface lines with the usual gear. Some Rainbows up to 17 pounds and Bull Trout up to 14 pounds have been coming in.  We’re also experiencing some good Kokanee fishing in the West Arm (during the opening) and just outside the west arm.  So, there’s definitely been a lot of action. So, there is not a lack of fish to be caught on the river.  You just have to get out there. By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures SportfishingMay is over and June is nearing the midway point. So there’s plenty of time this month to hook a big one on Kootenay Lake.Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters is here to give his monthly fishing report. So read and enjoy. My favorite bucktail flies have been producing good numbers of Rainbows and even a few Bull trout on the surface.  Lucky flies have been:  black, black, and more black.  Since the flying ants have been hitting the water, it seems the fish are keying in on the black colors.  So, our favorites have been the black ant pattern #208, the usual black & white #228, and a few others gray & white #210, green & white #221.  Tight lines……………………….Kerry Reed Reel Adventures Sportfishing 250-505-4963 The river has been running higher lately, but that seems to have created some new holes for fishing.  We’ve been fishing the usual back eddies and catching some nice fish. Also our Lyman plugs have been producing well on the surface and the downriggers.  Greens have been working well due to the color of the lake water.  So, lucky #55 or #53, or 97 have been producing.  Also the natural colors representing Kokanee have been working well.  Lucky numbers 16, 98, and 100 have been producing some good fish as well.   Columbia River:center_img Water temperature is perfect for most fish now, so we should see some good days of fishing ahead.  What are they biting on?? Fly-fishing with nymphs has been the most productive lately.  However the warmer weather has created a few hatches and we have begun dry fly fishing with caddis and flying ants as well. The month of May was pretty good fishing.  Lots of days with 10 – 15 fish to the boat.  The bugs came out, as well as flying ants, which seem to get all the fish in a frenzy.  Lots of bug eaters or small fish were caught, with the odd big fish each day. My favorite months are coming up for river fishing.  Look out for the famous Caddis hatch, as it will put every fish into a crazy feeding frenzy. The bait fishermen have been doing good as well.  Try using spinners tipped with worms or a 3-way rig on the bottom with bait.  Both methods have produced some nice fish.  Rainbows between 2 –5 pounds have been coming in, as well as Walleye between 2 – 5 pounds.  I’ve even seen a few Pike caught lately up to 10 pounds. Kootenay Lakelast_img read more

Montney reserves create new LNG optimism for Pacific NorthWest

first_imgThis week’s $70 billion acquisition of BG Group Plc by Royal Dutch Shell isn’t affecting the timeline for Pacific NorthWest, the representative told the Post.Follow this link to read the entire Financial Post report. Petronas and its project partners had initially delayed a FID last December, saying they were not “satisfied that Canadian LNG, and our projects in particular, was viable,” according to the Post.That attitude changed in the past few months as the company spent time proving up natural gas reserves in the north Montney region. They say this turned up 17.9 trillion cubic feet in the basin – exceeding its target.Pacific NorthWest is now negotiating lower costs with TransCanada – the company responsible for building the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project for the north Montney region.- Advertisement -The pipeline length had also recently been extended to 900 kilometres compared to its original 150 – with 100 km being offshore. This extension was made possible after consultation with First Nations, according to the Post.A Pacific NorthWest representative told the Post that the recently announced federal LNG tax break has “added to the certainty.”The project is still waiting for a decision from the National Energy Board on tolling for the pipeline, which they expect shortly, but say a permit from the Environmental Assessment Agency is taking “a lot longer than anybody anticipated.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Chelsea fans on Twitter hail Chalobah and Loftus-Cheek

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesChelsea fans on Twitter were full of praise for youngsters Nathaniel Chalobah and Ruben Loftus-Cheek after the FA Cup game against Peterborough.Chalobah in particular was lauded for his performance at Stamford Bridge, where Chelsea won 4-1 to book their place in the fourth round.Many supporters are convinced that the duo have what it takes to establish themselves as first-team players for the Blues.Lofty and Chalobah were so good today 👏 #CFC— dan’olt (@DanielHolt95) January 8, 2017Very impressed with Chalobah and Loftus-Cheek performances today #CFC #FACup— Matt (@2GoalIvanovic) January 8, 2017Great day at the bridge. @chalobah was class and great to see @KurtZouma back. Unflattering scoreline for @theposhofficial #CFC #FACup— Sam Mason (@SamMason391) January 8, 2017Chalobah looked the real deal today #CFC #FACup— Daia CFC (@52Daia) January 8, [email protected] and @rubey_lcheek were unbelievable today, literally ran the midfield #CFC— Michyholic (@Michyholic23) January 8, [email protected] @chalobah deserves man of the match for me #sensational #BrightFuture #CFC #KTBFFH 💙— fiazhussain (@Mrfiazhussain) January 8, 2017Good win today. Chalobah was brilliant in midfield, MOTM in my opinion. Ruben was unlucky to not get a full game. #CFC #KTBFFH— ⚽George⚽ (@georgew016) January 8, [email protected] @rubey_lcheek were outstanding today 👐👐👐👐 #chevspet #CFC— maxon vd (@maxonvd) January 8, 2017Chalobah is wonderful to watch on the ball. Loftus-Cheek had a decent game. Batshuayi got on the scoresheet so happy for him. Solid. #CFC— Tom Andrews (@CarefreeTom_182) January 8, 2017Av seen the future stars of #Chelsea Loftus-Cheek, Chalobah and Aina.Loftus-Cheek was great and he deserves to be the man of the match. #CFC— David Luiz Geezer (@CaptainErickoh) January 8, 2017Chalobah bossed the midfield very well. #CFC— Afolayan Ayodeji (@AyodejiAfolayan) January 8, 2017Watched Chalobah closely today and he’s got so much going for him to become a top player for us. Conte managing him well, too. #CFC— Scott Hayter (@ScottyHayter) January 8, 2017Loved seeing Chalobah, Loftus-Cheek and Aina on at the same time. So good to see. Needs to happen more. We have so much promising youth #CFC— Conor Ruth (@ConorRuth) January 8, 2017   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Eureka rides big 2nd inning to win

first_imgThe Eureka High softball team extended its winning streak to five games with an 8-5 win over visiting Fortuna, Wednesday afternoon at Eureka High in what was the first of a 3-game series between the two Big 5 Conference teams.Alexa Morehouse was the winning pitcher on Wednesday, getting the start for Eureka and lasting five innings during which the sophomore gave up two runs off five hits and five strikeouts. Salina Socha-wright recorded the save for her two innings of relief after relieving …last_img

Celebrating Freedom Day – The Mark That Made a Difference

first_imgCelebrating Freedom Day – The Mark That Made a Difference Johannesburg, Wednesday 25 April 2018 – South Africa celebrates Freedom Day on the 27th April to mark the emancipation of the country and its people from apartheid. In 1994 on 27th April the first democratic election was held in South Africa, this paved the way towards a new democracy and a new constitution for the country.Remembering the mark that made a difference in 1994, Brand South Africa’s Constitutional Awareness programme, in collaboration with Freedom Park, will host intergenerational dialogues, in order to inspire constitutionalism, tolerance and constructive expression #makeyourmark.Ahead of Freedom Day on 27th April 2018, Brand South Africa will encourage youth participation in the Freedom Day programme and other days of national significance to guide in constructing an intergenerational future for the country through the lessons of the past.Brand South Africa is also driving dialogues on social media platform through its campaign – The Mark That Made a Difference #makeyourmark on the progress South Africa has made in the past 24 years.Under the theme – “Our Freedom Charter, Constitution: The Bill of Rights, the fundamental rights of every South African”The Freedom Day programme will run as follows;Freedom Park’s Intergenerational DialogueThe Intergenerational Dialogue will create an engaging and interactive platform with the Stalwarts of Freedom to share, discuss and educate the youth and students, the road the people and this country has travelled to shape the remarkably unique, detailed and inclusive constitution including our Bill of Rights, that we now enjoy.Date: Thursday, 26 April 2018Time:  10:00am until 14:00pmVenue:  Freedom Park, The Sanctuary venue in the Park Film Screening of Long Walk to Freedom An outdoor film screening of Long Walk to Freedom, which will be free to the public. The remarkable life of South African revolutionary, late former president and world icon Nelson Mandela takes center stage. From humble beginnings as a herd boy in a rural village to became involved in the anti-apartheid movement and co-founded the African National Congress Youth LeagueDate: Friday, 27 April 2018Time:  12h00pm gates openVenue:  Freedom Park, The Sanctuary venue in the Park#Singabantu Fundraising Fashion show#Singabantu – We are human is an Afro phobia awareness short film shot in the remains of a Rosettenville house burnt to the ground during service delivery protests that turned into a nationwide wave of Afro phobic attacks. The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Plural plus award-winning web-film calls for unity, love and tolerance. The web-film was produced by a Play Your Part Ambassador, Sophie Kanza, from the Sophie Kanza Foundation, in collaboration with youth from various African countries, living in South Africa. The web-film is aligned to and has the support of Brand South Africa’s #INSPIREDBYMYCONSTITUTION campaign.Date: Saturday, 28 April 2018Time:  18:30pm for 19:00pmVenue:  Asanka Resturant Cnr and, Rivonia Rd & Mutual Rd, Sandton, 2128Speaking on the objectives of the programme, Brand South Africa’s Stakeholder Relations Manager for Government, Ms Toni Gumede said; “we trust the Freedom Day programme will highlight the fruits of Freedom and popularise the Constitution as well as inspire active citizenship, intergenerational conversations and urge the youth and all citizens to #makeyourmark”.Join and follow the conversations on The Mark That Made a Difference #makeyourmark BrandSouthAfrica and @Brand_SAlast_img read more