Limerick students to represent Ireland in summit for change-makers

first_imgJames Lawlor, Narrative 4 | WeAreLimerick Episode 34 Previous articleLimerick Smarter Travel BeSPOKE festival rolls outNext articleLimerick Garda seeking public’s assistance in renewed appeal for missing Limerick man Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Advertisement NewsCommunityLimerick students to represent Ireland in summit for change-makersBy Cian Reinhardt – June 8, 2018 1638 Kevin O Reilly (Vice Principal Gaelchol‡iste Luimnigh) Darragh de Klein Gaelchol‡iste Luimnigh, Amee O’Connor Berkery and James Lawlor Narrative 4 IrelandFOUR young people from Limerick have been chosen to travel to New Orleans to represent Ireland in an international summit for change-makers. The Narrative 4 Global Summit will bring together young people involved in the organisation from around the world, including South Africa, Palestine, Israel, Mexico and the United States over 5 days from June 20 to the 25.Amee O’Connor Berkery, Alex McCarthy, and Gustaw Marciszewski finished secondary school in SMI Newcastle West last year, where they took part in Narrative 4 programmes. Amee and Gustaw are currently students of the University of Limerick. The youngest, Darragh de Klein, is currently a student of Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh, and was instrumental in setting up a project that connects 1st year and 6th year in his school.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Our staff and students have been involved in Narrative 4 for two years, allowing us to focus on the personal and social development of our young people at a critical time in their lives,”Donncha Ó Treasaigh, Principal, Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh said.“Darragh is representative of a  generation of young people who are taking initiative to make the change they want to see in society, and we are so proud of him,” he added.The four young people are Student Ambassadors for Narrative 4 Ireland, a Limerick-based organisation that was founded in New York by Irish author Colum McCann. Currently with a reach of 18 schools, and a busy programme of workshops and events in its city centre story-telling hub, Narrative 4 Ireland has seen a huge engagement with its programmes. Narrative 4 harnesses the power of story to build empathy in society, with the belief that the leaders of tomorrow will be created by instilling empathy and emotional resilience at a young age.Narrative 4 Regional Director, James Lawlor daid, “The four young people are exceptional representatives of Limerick and their communities. Each of them demonstrates leadership abilities beyond their years.“Our work at Narrative 4 is centred around nourishing their change-making skills and this summit will offer them an opportunity to meet like-minded young people from around the world.”Narrative 4 Ireland is supported by J.P McManus Benevolent Fund, Limerick City and County Council, Regeneron and other supporters. The Global Organisation, based in New York City runs programmes with schools and organisations across the United States and in other countries. The organisation has recently worked with there Obama Foundation teaching empathy to youth across the US.   To find out more about Narrative 4, check out www.narrative4.com, and to connect with the Narrative 4 Ireland projects check out the Narrative 4 Ireland page on Facebook or call into their offices at 58 O’Connell Street.Read more community news stories here. Facebook Twitter TAGSglobalInternationalNarrative 4Narrative 4 LimerickstudentsSummit Print Emailcenter_img Linkedin Narrative 4 to celebrate the power of community with special livestream event Limerick-based charity Narrative 4 has announced an all-star line-up for its annual Christmas party fundraiser RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Limerick Post Show, August 2, 2019 WhatsApp Online registration for Leaving Certificate Calculated Grades opens Limerick Post Show | Ruairí McKiernan of Narrative 4 last_img read more

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Arsenal to submit bid to sign Feyenoord midfielder Orkun Kokcu

first_imgArsenal to submit bid to sign Feyenoord midfielder Orkun Kokcu Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 2 Jun 2020 3:01 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.3kShares Mikel Arteta reportedly believes Orkun Kokcu can fit into his philosophy at Arsenal (Getty Images)The report also claims that Arteta views Kokcu as a player who fits in with his ‘philosophy’.AdvertisementAdvertisementHowever, Arsenal are set to face strong competition from Sevilla for the midfielder.Monchi, Sevilla’s director of football, has already travelled to the Netherlands to hold talks with Kokcu’s representatives.Feyenoord had been open to rewarding Kokcu with a new contract but the Dutch club are unwilling to meet the midfielder’s demands.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityJaap Stam managed Kokcu during their time together at Feyenoord and believes the midfielder, who is valued at around £23 million, has the ability to shine at Arsenal, if given enough time to adapt.‘He would need to adjust because the step to Arsenal and the Premier League is totally different when you compare it to Holland,’ the former Manchester United defender said in an interview with Goal.“But he has the ability. He is a player who has the personality to want to improve, he always wants to do better. He’s never happy with himself, he’s disappointed if he doesn’t score, or his passes aren’t good enough.‘When I joined Feyenoord, he hadn’t played a lot because everyone said he was too young. I put him in the first team and let him play most of the games, I trusted him and saw a lot of ability in him. Now he’s proving himself in Holland and is one of the best midfield players in the country.‘He’s certainly got the ability to make that step to the Premier League.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Comment Arsenal are preparing a bid for Feyenoord midfielder Orkun Kokcu (Getty Images)Arsenal are set to submit a bid to sign Feyenoord midfielder Orkun Kokcu, according to reports in the Netherlands.The 21-year-old, who has scored three goals and registered six assists in 35 appearances this season, has been hailed as one of the best young midfielders in the Eredivisie.According to Voetbal International, Feyenoord’s technical director Frank Arnesen is open to selling Kokcu in order to raise the budget for new signings.The report claims that Arsenal have been considering a move for Kokcu ‘for a long time’ and are now expected to make an offer ‘within a few weeks’.ADVERTISEMENTIt’s also claimed that Mikel Arteta is supporting Arsenal’s push to sign Kokcu as he has been aware of the midfielder since his time under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.last_img read more

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Ronaldo’s mum Dolores Aveiro says she’s ‘recovering well’ from stroke

first_imgDolores’ footballer son flew to Madeira by private jet with his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez and his eldest son Cristiano Jr on Tuesday after being told of his mum’s stroke.She was admitted to hospital at around 5am.And regional health chiefs confirmed Cristiano’s mum had suffered an ischemic stroke, which is caused by a blood clot that blocks or plugs a blood vessel in the brain.The Madeira Health Service said in a statement: “We can confirm the admission of Dolores Aveiro in the early hours of March 3 with an ischemic stroke with a short evolution time.“This enabled two vascular recanalization therapies to be carried out, one which was thrombolysis and another which was a thrombectomy. “These therapies are contributing towards improving the prognosis. So far the evolution of the patient’s clinical situation is proceeding as expected.”The statement then added: “It should be noted that a stroke, in its acute phase, always has a reserved prognosis.“In compliance with general data protection regulation, we will not be able to provide any other type of information about this specific case and its evolution as this is a matter that is reserved for family members.All clinical information will be made known only and exclusively to the patient’s family, who may make it public or not as is their right.” The superstar’s mother also thanked her family, fans and medical staff at Dr Nelio Mendonca Hospital in her native island of Madeira, where she is recovering after a stroke in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Dolores joked in her post, as daughter Katia, who has flown back to Portugal from Brazil to be with her mum, revealed that the stroke had left her with no long-term physical damage. Ron’s sister said: “Very soon Dolores will be back.” The mum-of-four wrote: “I just want to say that I’m recovering well.”Advertisement Cristiano Ronaldo’s mum has said she is “recovering well” from her stroke in an emotional social media post. Dolores Aveiro, 65, revealed that she hopes to be back to her normal routine in a few days time.She said that she was “fully conscious” of what had happened to her and admitted that she had been lucky. Promoted Content10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueThese Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On Earth7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe9 Astonishing Wonders Hidden Deep In Sea5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkscenter_img Read Also: 2020 winter transfer: Ighalo is at Man United on merit; SolskjaerThrombolysis, also known as thrombolytic therapy, is a treatment to dissolve dangerous clots in blood vessels, improve blood flow and prevent damage to tissues and organs.It is thought to have involved the injection of clot-busting drugs through an intravenous line.Thrombectomy is a technique which involves the removal of a blood clot from the artery through a catheter.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 She then added: “[I’ve been] Complaining a lot about being left in bed for hours on end. I know it’s for my own good. “In a few days I will God willing be back to my normal routine. Fortunately it didn’t go beyond a scare, I’m sober, conscious of what happened to me and certain I’ve been very lucky. “I would like to thank the medical team and all the professionals who accompanied me from the outset. “I’m also thankful for the constant messages of support, which my daughter Katia has been keeping me informed about, for the prayers and positive energy from all sides, to my dear son, my nephews and nieces and siblings and friends. “Dolores will be back very soon.” Cristiano’s sister Katia, speaking as she left hospital after visiting her mum, told local reporters: “It’s a relief to know that she’s not been left with any damage.” Describing her as “completely lucid”, she added: “She wants to go home, she doesn’t want to stay in hospital.” Loading… last_img read more

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Martinez: Barkley could shine in Brazil

first_img Press Association Everton boss Roberto Martinez has no doubt Ross Barkley could shine for England at next year’s World Cup. But, as Barkley continues to excel, containing the mounting excitement levels outside the club is becoming increasingly difficult. The talented Barkley further enhanced his reputation by scoring Everton’s winner at Swansea on Sunday with a superb free-kick. Having already won three caps for England this term, the clamour for him to be part of Roy Hodgson’s squad for Brazil is growing. Martinez said: “We always do that when we see an outstanding young man enjoying his football – we always feel they are now ready to win the World Cup. We need to be careful. “Ross is showing that he is growing, developing. He keeps surprising everyone because he is capable of doing anything on a football pitch. “Technically he is one of the most gifted English footballers you will ever see – right and left – his potential is huge. “He is an ambitious boy and he is a joy to work with. I am proud and honoured to see his development. “As a player all you need to do is keep developing, keep working hard and enjoying your football. Martinez is convinced the 20-year-old would be mentally ready if called upon for Brazil, although he has again warned against the dangers of overburdening him with expectation. Martinez has been careful not to overhype the highly rated youngster throughout his strong start to the season. “At the end of the season Ross will be ready for whatever his role is going to be with England. “If it is not this time, I am sure it will be in the future. “He has got the potential to help the nation but we need to be a little bit aware that he is a young man and is still developing. “If Ross is to have a massive role with the national team, nothing would faze him. He has got that mentality and has got an incredible football personality. “He can take anything that comes his way but his focus is just to be as good as he can be for our team. That is the only way you can prepare for your international career.” Barkley struck with six minutes remaining at the Liberty Stadium to secure a 2-1 win. Everton had led through a long-range Seamus Coleman strike after 66 minutes but Swansea had responded to force an equaliser through a Bryan Oviedo own goal. The victory kept Everton firmly in contention at the top end of the Barclays Premier League after 10 games unbeaten. Barkley’s winner was his third goal of the season and capped another fine all-round display. Barkley was tipped for stardom from a young age and first appeared on an Everton bench as long ago as September 2010, when he was just 16. But his progress was halted by an horrific triple leg-break and there were long spells in the reserves and loans at Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds before he seized his chance this term. Martinez believes coming through such experiences proves Barkley has the temperament to go right to the top. He said: “I think Ross has been through such a long journey to get where he is. “He is not someone that doesn’t appreciate the day-to-day. He knows the moment he drops his standards it will be very tough for him to get in the team. “He is someone that has had a terrific education with the experiences he has had. He is well equipped to do a good job on the pitch. “Whatever comes will be welcome. If he is not involved in the World Cup I will be happy because he is a young man and is going to be able to relax in the summer. “If he is involved it is a unique experience that he can take a lot from. Whatever comes he will be ready for it.” Barkley grabbed the limelight at Swansea as regular free-kick specialist Leighton Baines was still out injured. “All the top players get guided by instincts and Ross had the feeling he wanted to take the free-kick and he wanted to score,” said Martinez. “He felt it was his moment and he took his moment.” Left-back Baines is expected to be back in contention for the Boxing Day clash with Sunderland after a month out with a broken toe. last_img read more

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