HOW DO YOU RATE THE COALITION’S FIRST 100 DAYS IN POWER?

first_img whatsapp Tags: NULL KCS-content DR PATRICK NOLAN | REFORMIts goal of a smaller government and stronger society is right but many of its policies go in exactly the other direction. Governments need to take the tough decisions straight away when their political capital is at its highest. That means looking again at the big spending areas of health and welfare.DAVID FROST | BRITISH CHAMBERS OF COMMERCEEarly action on deficit reduction and burdensome employment regulation has been strongly welcomed. However, business wants to see more progress in areas such as international trade and reform of the UK’s planning system. We have not yet seen the appointment of a dedicated trade minister.RICHARD?LAMBERT | CBIBusiness has been impressed by the speed and direction of policy-making to date. This applies in particular to the government’s determined efforts to get the public finances back into shape. June’s Budget was seen as bold and audacious – and it needed to be.MILES?TEMPLEMAN | INSTITUTE OF DIRECTORSWe are delighted that the coalition has achieved two key early objectives – an ambitious deficit reduction plan and a bill facilitating more school competition. However, we are concerned that the government has yet to show a similar enthusiasm for grappling with the problem of over-regulation. whatsapp Tuesday 17 August 2010 7:44 pmcenter_img Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldUndoCrowdy FanShe Didn’t Know Why Everyone Was Staring At Her Hilarious T-ShirtCrowdy FanUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite HeraldUndo Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Show Comments ▼ HOW DO YOU RATE THE COALITION’S FIRST 100 DAYS IN POWER? Sharelast_img read more

Jubilee Holdings Limited (JUB.ke) HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgJubilee Holdings Limited (JUB.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Jubilee Holdings Limited (JUB.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Jubilee Holdings Limited (JUB.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Jubilee Holdings Limited (JUB.ke)  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileJubilee Holdings Limited is an investment holding company primarily operating in the insurance sector; with subsidiaries in Kenya, Burundi, Mauritius, Tanzania, Uganda and Pakistan. The company underwrites life and non-life insurance risks associated with death, disability, health, property and liability. Jubilee Holdings offers general insurance products which cover engineering, fire, marine, motor, personal accident, theft, workmen’s compensation and employer’s liability. The company also issues a portfolio of investment contracts to provide asset management solutions for savings and retirement funds. Other interests include fund management, property development and management, and power generation which includes providing fiber optic broadband cable connectivity services. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Jubilee Holdings Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) Q12017 Interim Report

first_imgStandard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng)  2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileStandard Alliance Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria offering general and risk insurance as well as life assurance and annuity products and services for corporate and high net-worth individuals. Home insurance products cover homeowners, burglary and housebreaking, fire and special perils, risk and computer/electronics insurance. Business insurance products include professional indemnity, consequential loss, goods-in-transit, machinery breakdown, public/product liability, contractors all-risk and fidelity guarantee insurance. Engineering insurance products cover erection and plant all-risks insurance. Special risk insurance covers boiler and pressure vessels, marine cargo and hull, oil and gas, aviation insurance, travel and compulsory insurance. Formerly known as Jubilee Insurance Company Limited, the company changed its name to Standard Alliance Insurance Plc in 1996. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Standard Alliance Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Nutrition: How to fuel pre-season

first_imgYou’ll need: 250g potatoes, cut into chunks, 150g parsnips, cut into chunks, 2 salmon filets, ½ medium onion chopped, 100g chopped watercress, 3½ tbsp of crème fraîche, Squeeze of lemon juice, Grated nutmeg, 2 tablespoons of curd cheese.Grilled salmon, mash & watercressStep-by-stepBring the potatoes and parsnips to the boil, then simmer until tender.Place salmon on a baking sheet lined with foil and grill for 8-10 minutes.Fry onions until translucent. Add watercress and a teaspoon of water. Cook until wilted.Whizz mixture with 2½ tbsp of crème fraîche and lemon juice until smooth.Drain and mash the potatoes and parsnips with the remaining crème fraîche, nutmeg and curd cheese.Serve salmon with mash, sauce and any extra watercress. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS For the latest Rugby World subscription offers click here and find out how to download the digital edition here. This year you want to take it seriously – we’re talking about three conditioning sessions a week at least, plus weights – and you are going to be sore. In fact, you will never not be sore, but with the right nutrition you can get through it.Taking on food and fluid at the right time can help replenish your muscle glycogen stores and help maintain the fibres between the muscles that look after contracting and expanding – you know, the bits that take a hammering during pre-season.So take on a recovery snack or drink after long sessions or ones that introduce a lot of resistance. Drinks with milk in them can be taken on quickly, or cereals with yogurt and even a sandwich with high-quality, lean meat could do the job.Pre-season’s a beach: Eat smart, recover quickFruit juices that are high in antioxidants, like cherry juice, are a good way to flush out the muscles and make them feel marginally fresher. Every little helps!Protein intake is advised immediately after training to provide a source of amino acids for growth and repair. It could benefit your ability to sprint, turn and jump, as your muscles are fresher the next day. It could also help your yo-yo tests.Oily fish gives you the Omega 3 vital for muscle repair as it has anti-inflammatory properties. How about trying this salmon recipe?Grilled salmon mash & watercress (serves 2) Pre-season is rearing its ugly head again, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered…last_img read more

Cedar House / Omar Gandhi Architect

first_img Year:  ArchDaily Area:  1000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Cedar House / Omar Gandhi ArchitectSave this projectSaveCedar House / Omar Gandhi Architect Canada Cedar House / Omar Gandhi Architect Architects: Omar Gandhi Architect Area Area of this architecture project Projects Photographs CopyHouses, Extension•Canada Houses Save this picture!© Greg Richardson Photography+ 27 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/165836/cedar-house-omar-gandhi Clipboard Photographs:  Greg Richardson PhotographySave this picture!© Greg Richardson PhotographyRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)MembranesEffisusGutter Repair – AllTiteGutterFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Fiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaText description provided by the architects. Dr. Lynda Earle and her husband Dr. Andy Blackadar both grew up in small towns in Nova Scotia (though Lynda was born in Winnipeg). Both went to study medicine at Halifax’ Dalhousie University. They met during their time in school and eventually got married. After leaving to Ontario to complete their residencies in Family Medicine, they wanted to eventually go back to the place that they came from, start their own practices and have a family together.Save this picture!© Greg Richardson PhotographyThe time came to consider either moving or expanding their home. For many reasons they decided to stay where they were and expand the existing house. The addition and renovation project was designed in one sitting. The parti was simple: open the house on the “private” side towards the south. This orientation brought views of the Mersey River into frame allowing as much sunlight in as possible during the winter months and shade in the summer months. Above all else, the project aspired to maintain a modest street presence (preserving the original house), while in the addition they would use local materials and traditional building technologies.Save this picture!© Greg Richardson PhotographyThe Earle Blackadar family home sits in the middle of a dense main urban street on a deep narrow lot and backs onto the Mersey River. Previously the home lacked engagement with the river. The rear of the home has southern exposure, an attribute which had hardly been tapped. Primarily, the massing of the proposed addition responds to both a requirement for privacy and a character of modesty.Save this picture!© Greg Richardson PhotographySecondly, the massing responds to a desire to both draw in and shade natural sunlight depending on the time of year. The second story cantilevers over past the ground floor and subsequently shades the living room. The second story windows are deep set into bedrooms to provide necessary shading. From street/sidewalk view none of the proposed windows are visible. All that is visible are both east and west building elevations of meticulously placed cedar, in 3 forms. The existing century old house remains as it has always been, with a new jacket of 4″ exposure cedar shingles.Save this picture!© Greg Richardson PhotographyWe proposed strategies for sustainable design on this project that were simple and effective. First and foremost, the clients decided to alter their existing house. There was no desire to build new. The plan to make the existing house more efficient and to apply efficient strategies to the new portion of the house is as follows: Change the heating system to a heat pump from tradition oil. Add an air exchanger. All new walls will be built to Nova Scotia Building Code requirements R24 and the roof to R40. The new foundation walls will be built using ICF. The roof and cantilever cavities will be filled with closed-cell spray insulation. Several of the older windows in the house will be replaced and all of the new windows (large openings) will be highly efficient vinyl windows on the second story and wood windows on the ground floor.Save this picture!Site PlanThe layout of built-in cabinetry provides view corridors. All of the cabinetry, on both floors run in the direction of the building and the view toward the river. Visually, the addition presents itself as subservient to the existing house. The new portion would be shorter, lower, and less textured. Both the west and east elevations are extremely minimal – just the texture of the cedar. The fully glazed south elevation is within the private realm.Save this picture!© Greg Richardson PhotographyWe designed for metal roofing on the addition in order to have a low sloped roof to decrease the overall engagement with the existing roof framing. There was a rigor about material integrity from the outset. Cedar is left unfinished. Interior millwork is left natural. Concrete is left natural. The roofing will be left natural, just galvanized. It was important that one recognized that the materials used were ordinary, though the sum of the materials and ideas attempt to achieve much more.Project gallerySee allShow lessArchitectural Photographers: Fran ParenteArticlesResidential Development / FBN ArchitectsArticles Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/165836/cedar-house-omar-gandhi Clipboard 2011 “COPY” CopyAbout this officeOmar Gandhi ArchitectOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionRefurbishmentHousesWoodCanadaPublished on September 02, 2011Cite: “Cedar House / Omar Gandhi Architect” 02 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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House Carrer Migdia / Sau Taller d’Arquitectura

first_imgSave this picture!© Andres Flajszer+ 12 Share Projects CopyHouses•Granollers, Spain Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/599836/house-carrer-migdia-sau-taller-d-arquitectura Clipboard Photographs Architects: Sau Taller d’Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Year:  ArchDaily 2013 House Carrer Migdia / Sau Taller d’ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveHouse Carrer Migdia / Sau Taller d’Arquitectura Photographs:  Andrés Flajszer, Courtesy of Sau Taller d’Arquitectura Technical Architects:Claudia GaliciaClosings:Josep ArisaContractor:Art i Construcció SLClient:Familia Iñigo SoleyBudget:110.000.-€City:GranollersCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Andres FlajszerRecommended ProductsCeramicsApavisaTiles – JewelsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork Center The project starts from two client’s requirements: A house with plenty of natural light. A house with the possibility of increasing in size through the years. To comply with those requirements SAU Taller de Arquitectura proposes a clear action: to bring services and storage areas to the blank walls leaving a central core which articulates the space around it. With this decision we get the street and courtyard façades free of program. Those façades are facing north and south so they can become a light and ventilation filters. Another consequence of this decision is getting a free and flexible section which will aloud future light slabs to be built if the inhabitants need them. With this aim, concealed anchorages where left into the concrete to aloud simple timber structure to be built in the future.Save this picture!© Andres FlajszerA multifunctional garage space is located at ground floor level, related to both, street and courtyard, is a space to have familiar meals or courtyard related activities. Facing south at first floor level we find the dinner area, next to it, and facing north we find the kitchen. The bedroom is linked to the living area through a double sliding door that gives different levels of privacy. At roof level and thanks to the section flexibility we find two terraces, the first one, protected with a vegetal pergola is more private, the second is an open one and works as a solarium.The two side concrete walls are not perpendicular to the main façade, so in order to organize the plan the remaining spaces are used as a service and storage areas.Integrated with the core we find the bathroom, and slightly moved to the north-east corner we have the stairs, this layout defines spaces with different proportions around the program which improves the relation between them. A small internal patio is located in the core to illuminate the central areas and the bathroom, in the future can contain the lift.Save this picture!Exploded AxonometricThe two main façades had been thought as a triple skin. They act as a filter to improve internal light, temperature and comfort conditions. The outer skin is made of 4cm cellular polycarbonate and the inner one is made of double glass, movable aluminium louvres are located between those two layers. Facing south, we have the possibility to open or close the chamber between the polycarbonate and the glass depending on ventilation requirements: during winter time this chamber will remain closed and louvres will be orientated towards the interior to get more radiation, during summer time the chamber will remain opened and louvres will face exterior, that way we stop direct radiation exposure. If needed, is also possible to totally open the inner glass layer to ventilate the whole space from south to north. The house is been designed to get the best comfort using passive techniques. We only use 3 climate mechanical elements: one ventilated hearth, a fan system, and a thermostat with ducts that brings the worm air accumulated in the higher areas of the double height down to the lower levels and a heat pump as an additional support.Save this picture!© Andres FlajszerWe have worked with neutral and rough materials: concrete, glass, polycarbonate, maple timber… trying to create a non contaminated space which allows the inhabitants to bring their own colour and personality with the chosen furniture, vegetation, paints, lamps, racks… in a way we are trying to project a daily life support.Save this picture!© Andres FlajszerProject gallerySee allShow lessLa Sucriere / Z ArchitectureSelected ProjectsXinglong Visitor Center / Atelier AlterSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeSau Taller d’ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGranollersHousesSpainPublished on February 24, 2015Cite: “House Carrer Migdia / Sau Taller d’Arquitectura” 24 Feb 2015. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  “COPY” Houses Area:  173 m² Area:  173 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2013 “COPY” House Carrer Migdia / Sau Taller d’Arquitectura ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/599836/house-carrer-migdia-sau-taller-d-arquitectura Clipboardlast_img read more

DEC Gaza appeal reaches £14m after one month

first_img One month on from the launch by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) of its Gaza Crisis Appeal, the total donated has reached £14m.DEC Chief Executive Saleh Saeed said:“We are hugely grateful to the UK public for their generosity in supporting people affected by the crisis in Gaza.  Raising money to help those affected by conflict is always challenging but for a family which has lost its home, their need is as great whether the cause is an earthquake or a war.“Despite significant risks and obstacles our member agencies and their partners have done an amazing job delivering aid to hundreds of thousands of people whose lives have been torn apart”.DEC member charities and their partners have reached 1.1 million people in the past month.The DEC Gaza Crisis Appeal launched on 8 August with all major UK broadcasters carrying appeals on radio and television.  The appeal began during the first of a series of ceasefires which started to come into force after a month of conflict.Other DEC appealsHere is a comparison with other recent DEC appeal totals. Note that the figure for the 2014 Gaza Crisis appeal is for the first month only, and that the Syria 2013 appeal is still ongoing.  130 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis DEC Gaza appeal reaches £14m after one month  129 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Tagged with: DEC Emergency Fundraising Individual giving Research / statistics DEC appeal totals (£m) at September 8 2014 Howard Lake | 8 September 2014 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Multichannel campaign brings in £1.25m for Children with Cancer UK

first_img Melanie May | 10 March 2020 | News Multichannel campaign brings in £1.25m for Children with Cancer UK  596 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 “This was a new creative strategy for the organisation, based on a message of hope not just for the child, but also their families. We’re delighted that the decision to take an authentic approach to the campaign, with real-life stories, is bearing fruit and we look forward to extending fundraising efforts with the new ad.”  595 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: Cancer Fundraising Children with Cancer UK has received donations of almost £1.25m following a multichannel fundraising campaign created by WPNC.The figure includes almost £780,000 in annual regular giving income and further one-off donations totalling more than £450,000 – outperforming previous Children with Cancer UK ads, with greater response rates and return on investment.Children with Cancer UK’s campaign used TV, social media and traditional media to showcase emotive and authentic stories of children with cancer receiving treatment at specialist hospitals across the UK, including the joyful moment when children ring an End of Treatment Bell, symbolising the end of what is often a long and gruelling period of treatment.The second stage of the campaign went live on TV on 5 March and builds on the success of the first wave – which has so far generated more than 160,000 individual responses. This includes almost 20,000 new regular donors.The new ad follows the story of cancer survivor Nieve, aged seven, who also featured in the previous ad. Nieve was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2017, aged five. In the new ad, Nieve recounts her treatment and is shown ringing an end of treatment bell to mark the end of her cancer journey.The ad also highlights that not all children get the opportunity to finish treatment, ring the bell and go home with their families.Samantha Slough, Individual Giving Manager at Children with Cancer UK, commented:“Every day in the UK, 12 families receive the devastating news that they their child has cancer, and sadly two of those diagnosed will not survive. This is why specialist research into childhood cancers is so important and is what Children with Cancer UK works hard to fund.   “We are thrilled with the support and funding achieved through the initial campaign. We hope the creation of a new TV ad will further throw the spotlight on childhood cancer and the importance of funding life-saving research. We aim to find kinder, safer treatments, and ultimately a cure, so that all children survive this devastating disease and get to go home with their families, like Nieve.”Hannah Williams, Client Services Director at WPNC, added: Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Syria: “Efforts to obtain Austin Tice’s release must continue”

first_img Organisation SyriaUnited StatesMiddle East – North Africa Americas Condemning abusesProtecting sources Disappearances SyriaUnited StatesMiddle East – North Africa Americas Condemning abusesProtecting sources Disappearances WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists RSF_en June 8, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Middle East – North Africa News This was the first time that such negotiations were attempted since the United States broke off diplomatic relations with Syrian, the newspaper said, citing sources close to President Trump. The president even sent a letter to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad proposing a “direct dialogue” about Tice. However, according to the same sources, Damascus demanded the complete withdrawal of US forces from Syria in return. Syria is ranked 174th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. June 9, 2021 Find out more Ibrahim nonetheless refused to give any details about the Tice case, saying there was “no confirmation about his status,” including whether or not he is still alive. to go further News Help by sharing this information The Wall Street Journal has reported that Kash Patel, an assistant to President Trump who is the top White House counterterrorism official, travelled to Damascus earlier this year to meet with Syrian government officials and seek the release of Tice, who the US authorities believe is still alive. “The efforts to obtain Austin Tice’s release must continue,” said Sabrina Bennoui, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “This eight-year ordeal for him and his family has gone on long enough. All of the parties involved must be transparent about his fate and the fate of all the other foreign and Syrian journalists who have gone missing since the start of the war.” Lebanon’s security chief, Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim, who assisted last year in the release of US citizen Sam Goodwin in Syria and US resident Nizar Zakka in Iran, visited Washington last week, when he was mentioned as a mediator between the United States and Syria in Tice’s potential release. After a White House official’s recent visit to Syria to ask its government to free Austin Tice, a US journalist held since 2012, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says every effort must still be made to obtain Tice’s release, although eight years have passed since his abduction. RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance News June 3, 2021 Find out more October 21, 2020 Syria: “Efforts to obtain Austin Tice’s release must continue” Receive email alerts A freelancer working for AFP, McClatchy News, the Washington Post and CBS, Tice disappeared after being taken prisoner at a checkpoint near Damascus in August 2012. The following month, he was shown in a video that did not identify his abductors. Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Newslast_img read more

CARI’s new home to shine a light for abused children

first_imgWhatsApp Facebook NewsLocal NewsCARI’s new home to shine a light for abused childrenBy admin – October 12, 2010 738 Advertisement Email Linkedincenter_img Unable to use child centred facility to full capacityAS the CARI organisation turned 21 this month, the milestone was marked with the securing of the key to the door of a new, state-of-the-art premises. Minister for Health Mary Harney was present for the unveiling of the Ennis Road house, where CARI will continue to help children to heal the hurt of child sexual abuse.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up To begin proceedings, girls from Kileely dance troop Flawless provided a show stopping, upbeat performance, mastering numerous skilful moves and routines.Under the motto of ‘Shining a Light for Children’, the Limerick branch of CARI was established in Garryowen in 1994 by Eileen Prendiville and other local volunteers.After 15 years, they have now secured a much improved centre, largely thanks to the 2005 JP McManus Pro-Am.However, the organisation continues to struggle with funding and is hoping for an increase in statutory income.“We are in the unfortunate position of having a superb child centred facility which we are unable to use to full capacity,” said CARI CEO Mary Flaherty.“Indeed, we have had to reduce staff since the centre opened. We are hoping to attract statutory and further voluntary support to maximise the use of this wonderful place”.Minister Harney admitted that the “State is playing catch-up on deficits in providing services to children”.She added that the new facility would “preserve the privacy and dignity” of those availing of the service.The Limerick Post discovered a homely, brightly coloured house filled with welcoming rooms decked out with comfortable furniture and various toys and art supplies where children take part in play therapy.The former B&B was furnished through the generosity of Instore, while the six play therapy rooms were equipped with funding from the Saffron Ball.Majella Ryan, head of therapy, said that the beautifully mosaics adorning the inside walls of the house were created in Limerick Prison art classes and were donated to the house.“Children embrace healing when they are given the right conditions,” said Ms. Ryan.“This facility offers a space that looks and feels good. A safe, child-friendly space to reveal things through play and creativity.“We want to emphasise that children are not defined by abuse, but should be encouraged through creativity and individuality”.National director of CARI Niall Muldoon said that each year over 2000 new allegations of child sex abuse are received by the HSE.“Where allegations are upheld there are precious few specialised services available to the children affected.“Each HSE region has a specialised service available for adults abused in childhood, but no such network is available for children.“CARI is campaigning for such a universal service to ensure we do not fail this generation of children”.Minister for Health Mary Harney T.D with the Help of Lauren Carey cuts the Ribbon to Officially open CARI Building on the Ennis Road Limerick. Print Twitter Previous articleEmbarrassed to collect €3 a week jobseeker’s allowanceNext articlePregnant mother to face trial adminlast_img read more