WhatsApp by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Benjy the bullWITH the marriage equality referendum due to take place this Friday, May 22, a Limerick animal rights group is reminding people across Ireland that gay sexual orientation is also documented in over 1500 species of different animals.According to John Carmody of Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN), Benjy the ‘gay’ bull who became an international symbol for animal and gay rights late last year, would also vote yes in the marriage equality referendum.“Benjy became an international symbol of animal and gay rights last year and made quiet a lot of country and town folk who would have never thought otherwise about animals being gay, think twice about the fact that being gay is a natural occurrence in not only humans, but bulls, bears, penguins and even gorillas,” John told the Limerick Post.“When it comes to a yes vote for Benjy, we know only too well that he would if he could,” he said. Advertisement NewsLocal NewsBenjy’s vote is a load of bullBy Alan Jacques – May 21, 2015 524 Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Email Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Previous articleCouncil to review derelict Dock Road sitesNext articleLocal businessman brings new hope to Southill Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSAnimal Rights Action Network (ARAN)Benjy the gall bullJohn Carmodylimerickmarriage equality referendum Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads
Klean Kanteen is again making a serious push out on the festy scene, quite effectively reducing plastic bottles, cups and other plastic products — especially single use products — by providing hydration stations and working with festival organizers to incorporate and sell alternatives to plastic water bottles that show-goers reuse all weekend.It’s even more of a challenge because many music festivals are backed by companies like Coke and Pepsi, but that isn’t stopping them.At the center of KK’s single-use-free music fest strategy is the water refill stations. Companies such as Camelback have taken on similar initiatives at Austin City Limits and other festivals around the country.For FloydFest, they worked together and installed a commercial well — providing free drinking water to all and eliminating driving it in. According to KK, the most immediate impact was eliminating the waste of more than 50,000 single-use plastic water bottles throughout the weekend. Purchases of Klean Kanteen Steel Pint cups eliminated the use of more than 64,000 single-use plastic cups.To get behind this effort, a schedule and more info, click through to KleanKanteen.com.
continue reading » When shopping for a mortgage, there’s one lender that home buyers often overlook: credit unions.So what is a credit union? It’s a cooperative financial institution owned and controlled by its members—all of the co-op’s account holders and borrowers. This setup comes with some distinct advantages if you’re shopping for a home loan, as well as some limitations.Here’s everything you need to know about credit unions so you can decide whether one would be the right lender for you.Credit union vs. bank: What’s the difference?While getting a mortgage through a credit union is fairly similar to a bank, credit unions differ from banks in several ways. For one, you have to be eligible for membership. Credit unions are not FDIC-insured and instead are overseen by the National Credit Union Administration, a federal agency. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
UPDATE: (WBNG) — The lanes are reopened to traffic. The cause of the rollover is unknown as well as if there are any injuries. —– The left lane on I-81 Northbound next to the exit 8 ramp, Whitney Point/ Lisle is closed. (WBNG) — According to 511NY there is a tractor trailer rollover that is closing down traffic to one lane. Stay with 12 News for further updates.