Limerick appeal to save ‘gay bull’ Benjy

first_imgWalk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Linkedin Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Twitter WhatsApp Advertisement Facebook No vaccines in Limerick yet center_img Previous articleLimerick pensioners remanded on terrorism chargesNext articleInsider information Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie by Alan Jacques | [email protected] rights activist John Carmody is calling on Limerick people to help save the life of a ‘gay bull’ that is destined for slaughter because he has shown no interest in cows and has a sexual preference for other bulls.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN), founded by Mr Carmody, last week responded to plans to destroy Benjy, a pedigree Charolais bull, purchased for purposes of breeding by a farmer in County Mayo.ARAN has teamed up with one of the UK’s biggest online gay magazines THEGAYUK, and the Hillside Animal Sanctuary in Norwich, to save Benjy.The group has secured a deal with the owner of the bull so the animal can live out his life in peace. THEGAYUK have also launched an online campaign to raise funds to purchase the bull and transport him from Ireland to Britain and help with the lifelong cost of keeping Benjy at the animal sanctuary.John Carmody said that Benjy’s plight is not only hitting the hearts of Irish people, but people worldwide and he has spoken to media sources from far and wide including RTE Radio One and Russia Today about the campaign.“I can’t believe how international this has gone,” said Mr Carmody.ARAN program co-ordinator Jackie Fitzgerald said that Benjy’s plight had touched hearts across the globe.“Like every other animal, Benjy should be to be free of death, pain and suffering.  We hope the people of Limerick get behind the fundraising drive to raise money to save Benjy,” she said.At the time of going to press terminally ill Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon had donated €6,250 to the cause. NewsBreaking newsLocal NewsLimerick appeal to save ‘gay bull’ BenjyBy Alan Jacques – November 18, 2014 671 Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Print TAGSAnimal Rights Action Network (ARAN)Benjyfeaturedgay bullJohn CarmodylimerickSam SimonThe Simpsons Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL First Irish death from Coronavirus last_img read more

OC official digs into reasons for Black History Month

first_img Registration set for engineering camp Odessa College Student Activities Coordinator Nadia Rivas listens to the discussion. Dr. Denise K. Perdue was lecturing about “Why We Celebrate Black History Month” during a Lunch & Learn session in the Wood Math and Science Building at Odessa College Wednesday, February 7, 2018. The event was part of Odessa College’s Black History Month events. Local NewsEducation OC official digs into reasons for Black History Month Dr. Denise K. Perdue talks about “Why We Celebrate Black History Month” during a Lunch & Learn session in the Wood Math and Science Building at Odessa College Wednesday, February 7, 2018. The event was part of Odessa College’s Black History Month events. Facebook Twitter Odessa College Student Activities Coordinator Nadia Rivas listens to the discussion. Dr. Denise K. Perdue was lecturing about “Why We Celebrate Black History Month” during a Lunch & Learn session in the Wood Math and Science Building at Odessa College Wednesday, February 7, 2018. The event was part of Odessa College’s Black History Month events. Digging into why Black History Month is celebrated, Odessa College Executive Director of Student Learning Resources Denise Perdue dug back to the sources — Carter G. Woodson and President Gerald Ford.Woodson was born to freed slaves. He wanted to find out more about himself, so he traveled the country and noticed that other people wrote down their histories, so why not African Americans. The biography.com website said Woodson dedicated himself to black history and lobbied to establish Black History Month.It was Ford who established the month in 1976 “calling upon the public to ‘seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history,’” the History.com website said.Perdue said it was illegal for black people to learn to read and write and the lives of anyone who taught them were in danger, as well. But Woodson saw others chronicling their history and thought it was equally as important for African Americans. Dr. Denise K. Perdue talks about “Why We Celebrate Black History Month” during a Lunch & Learn session in the Wood Math and Science Building at Odessa College Wednesday, February 7, 2018. The event was part of Odessa College’s Black History Month events. 1 of 5 Odessa College Student Activities Coordinator Nadia Rivas listens to the discussion. Dr. Denise K. Perdue was lecturing about “Why We Celebrate Black History Month” during a Lunch & Learn session in the Wood Math and Science Building at Odessa College Wednesday, February 7, 2018. The event was part of Odessa College’s Black History Month events. Pinterest WhatsApp By admin – February 9, 2018 center_img OCA top 2 were ESL students Twitter Home Local News Education OC official digs into reasons for Black History Month Previous articleAlpine celebrates St. Valentine’sNext articleSULLUM: Poland’s Holocaust bill is a hate speech ban admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NAACP History.Black History Month. Pinterest Noel earns award Dr. Denise K. Perdue talks about “Why We Celebrate Black History Month” during a Lunch & Learn session in the Wood Math and Science Building at Odessa College Wednesday, February 7, 2018. The event was part of Odessa College’s Black History Month events. Director of Student Life Urisonya Flunder said so much of black history was suppressed intentionally because of slavery and other things happening.He chose February as the month for Black History Month because it includes the birthdays of abolitionist Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln.Perdue’s presentation also included showing a clip of an interview with actor Morgan Freeman and Mike Wallace about Black History Month. Freeman says he thinks the month is ridiculous. Wallace asked him how we can get rid of racism and Freeman said we should quit talking about it.A poll of those attending the presentation in the Wood Math and Science Building at Odessa College Wednesday showed 57 percent agreed and 43 percent disagreed. The cell phone poll was anonymous and answered by about nine people.She added that education is an opportunity to change people’s mindsets.Perdue said she first heard of Woodson from an instructor at Hopkinsville Community College in Hopkinsville, Ky. Perdue, who started her academic career at the school, had already earned a bachelor’s degree and was working toward a master’s.She told the instructor she wanted to do something different for Black History Month.“I’d never heard of him,” Perdue said of Woodson. “My parents had not heard of him. My grandparents hadn’t heard of him, so that search began. It was exciting and thrilling,” Perdue said.When she was teaching, Perdue said people wouldn’t shake her hand when she greeted them and she would be told when people talked to her on the phone that they didn’t know she was black. But she said at the end of a term, she has never had someone stay the same.William Council, who used to be in prison ministry, said people look for identity and someplace to belong. Council added that he has learned a lot about the contributions blacks have made to society for everything from traffic lights to water guns.“I thought it was incredibly informational,” Council said of the presentation. “I think Miss Denise did an awesome job of really breaking down the history of Black History Month and why it’s relevant today and bringing that information full circle to have a very in-depth conversation about that and how it relates to us today where we are.”More Information WhatsApp Facebook Texas Fried ChickenUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeSummer Spaghetti SaladPowered By 10 Sec Croissant Breakfast Sandwich Casserole NextStay last_img read more