Maria has all the signs of sucess

first_imgAbbeyfeale company getting back to work Print Abbeyfeale’s Munster Football success can inspire any team Homelessness is a real worry in Abbeyfeale Email Twitter Abbeyfeale water supply gets the all clear Mary and Maria Barrett from the Irish Sign Language course in AbbeyFeale. Pic: Cian ReinhardtTHERE are signs of success all over Abbeyfeale but one very special story belongs to 29-year-old Maria Barrett, a profoundly deaf woman who has started a pilot project sign language course that is about to take in its second wave of students.“A lot of people had expressed an interest in learning sign language so Maria set up the course,” her mother, Mary – who is also an instructor – explained.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “People like nurses and teachers might have call to use it in their professional life. Last year, we got a great group of people from the locality. They loved learning and now they’re coming back to do level two of the course,” said Mary.Since it started, the course has been accredited for basic certification and now for Fetac, level 1 for the new course starting in September.After humble beginnings in the local hall, the course will open again for both levels in the LCETB Abbeyfeale Campus in September.The mother and daughter team have been joined by a third instructor, Ita Mary Barrett.And the course, which is free of charge, is now set to turn out sign language users and become the centre of excellence for teaching the language in the wake of Irish Sign Language (ISL) having been officially recognised as a third national language. €1.5 million boost for five County Limerick towns from Rural Regeneration and Development Fund WhatsAppcenter_img NewsCommunityMaria has all the signs of sucessBy Bernie English – July 12, 2018 5435 Facebook Limerick Clubs in Munster Junior Cup action live up to expectations Advertisement Linkedin TAGSAbbeyfealeDeafIrish Sign LanguageMaria Barrett Previous articleMyMind will benefit from marathon ‘Murph’Next articleFilm review – The First Purge 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 AUTHORlast_img read more

Qualified theft rap sends woman to jail

first_imgBACOLOD City – Charged with qualifiedtheft, a woman was nabbed in Barangay Tinampaan, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental. Perocho was caught on the strength ofan arrest warrant around 12:15 p.m. on Friday, the report added. The suspect was detained in the CadizCity police station’s lockup facility. A P40,000 bail bond was recommendedfor Perocho’s temporary liberty./PNcenter_img Police officers served the warrantissued by Judge Lorencito Diaz of the Regional Trial Court Branch 17 in RoxasCity, Capiz dated May 7, 2019. The 19-year-old former housemaidSheila Perocho was tagged suspect, a police report showed.last_img read more

Football Friday Scores-Week #7 (10-4)

first_imgOn the radio, The Batesville Bulldogs remain unbeaten defeating The Greensburg Pirates 45-14.On the web, The East Central Trojans improved to 3-4 by outscoring The Connersville Spartans 49-23.Other WRBI area games.Franklin County  56     South Dearborn  20Lawrenceburg  34     Rushville  0Milan  26     South Decatur  6Indian Creek  61     North Decatur  27Indy Washington  65     Oldenburg Academy  7Columbus East  41     Madison  7Jennings County  49     Seymour  3Northeastern  44     Union County  10last_img read more

Asante Kotoko Facing Relegation over Inability to Pay Fine

first_imgGhana’s most successful club, Asante Kotoko are appealing for fans to help with paying a $240,000 fine – one that, if not paid, puts them at risk of relegation.The Porcupine Warriors have been told they have until 10 May to hand over the money for the fine, which followed FIFA’s final verdict on a legal battle with Tunisian giants Esperance over the transfer of striker Emmanuel Clottey in 2015 and midfielder Kwame Bonsu in 2019.If this is not done, Kotoko face relegation to Ghana’s second tier. But with coronavirus having dramatically reduced the amount of money in football at the present moment, the club are reaching out to supporters to ask for help in making the payment. ”Kotoko supporters have always been there for the club in good times and bad time – it is something the supporters have always been doing for the club,” Kennedy Boakye Ansah, Communications Director of Asante Kotoko, told BBC Sport Africa.“The supporters’ leadership have started to mobilise support for the club.”Kotoko were sanctioned by Fifa for breach of contract, although Ansah claimed that the breach was actually between Esperance and Emmanuel Cottey, with Kotoko as an intervening party.Nevertheless the fine has been placed on the club.‘It is either Kotoko pays the $240,000 or the player in question pays. As we speak, the player can’t afford that kind of money,” said Ansah.The history of the legal battle over Clottey’s move goes back five years, to when FIFA initially fined them $180,000 after the player joined Kotoko ”as a free agent” while having an existing contract with Esperance.The Kumasi giants did pay the FIFA fine at the time, defending themselves on the grounds that they were not aware Clottey had a contract with Esperance.So when Esperance signed Kwame Bonsu for $150,000 in 2019, they deliberately failed to pay his transfer fee.Kotoko wrote to Esperance for the transfer fee of Bonsu but the Tunisian side instead referred the matter to FIFA and appealed to the world football body to re-open Emmanuel Clottey’s transfer saga.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more