Landmark exhibition examines Ocoee Massacre of 1920, ignited after a black…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Ocoee Massacre was ignited on Election Day of 1920, when Moses Norman, a Black citizen, attempted to vote in Ocoee and was turned away. After a white mob came to the home of his friend, July Perry, in search of Norman, gunshots erupted. An unknown number of people were killed, including Perry, who was lynched in Orlando in the early hours of the next day. Eventually, the Black population of Ocoee fled, never to return. In telling the story, History Center staff have relied extensively on original research into primary sources and oral histories.Yesterday, This Was Home explores not only this horrific event in Central Florida’s past but also other historical and recent incidents of racism, hatred and terror. One of the exhibition’s recurring themes is the oppression of the Black community and their battle to rise above it, from enslavement, to the impact of the Ocoee Massacre, to the Black Lives Matter movement today.History Center staff have also designed Yesterday, This Was Home to encourage reflection on a century of social transformation, the power of perspective, and the importance of exercising the right to vote. Multiple interactives about voting, videos and digital maps enhance the visitor experience.To follow social distancing, the History Center has implemented new timed ticketing procedures for the special exhibition Yesterday, This Was Home: The Ocoee Massacre of 1920. For safety purposes, capacity will be limited in our exhibit hall. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Media tours are available by appointment the week of Oct. 5, 2020. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. From the Orange County NewsroomThe Orange County Regional History Center announces a landmark exhibition, Yesterday, This Was Home: The Ocoee Massacre of 1920, that examines the largest incident of voting-day violence in United States history. The exhibition marks the centennial of the event — once hidden history in Central Florida — and will be on display from Oct. 3, 2020, through Feb. 14, 2021. TAGSElection DayhistoryHistory CenterOcoee MassacreOrange County GovernmentVoting Previous articleCentral Florida Christian Chamber invites you to professional development series on building diversity and inclusionNext articleUCF Business Incubators launching Business Modeling Boot Camp Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear last_img read more

Don’t drink and drive – Gardai launch nationwide operation

first_imgAdvertisement WhatsApp Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Facebook Andrew Carey Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] AS part of Operation Surround Gardai will set up nationwide mandatory alcohol testing checkpoints as part of the Easter Bank Holiday Road Safety campaign.The emphasis of these checkpoints is to target and intercept intoxicated drivers through the use of Mandatory Alcohol Testing, by surrounding specific locations in each Garda Region. A number of checkpoints will be established effectively surrounding the nominated town. Checkpoints will be established simultaneously nationwide. Separate one hour MAT checkpoints will occur simultaneously between 00.30hrs and 01.30hrs on the 20th April in various locations around the country.Assistant Commissioner John Twomey, Garda National Traffic Bureau, added:“In the first three months of the year, a total of 1,926 drivers have been arrested on suspicion of drink driving. The vast majority of drivers act responsibly and don’t mix driving with drinking alcohol. However nearly 2,000 drivers so far this year have behaved in a totally irresponsible manner. Drink driving is totally unacceptable and we will continue to intensively target these selfish drivers who think that it won’t affect their, or others safety on the road. All members of An Garda Siochana are out all around the country, day and night, targeting intoxicated driving.” Assistant Commissioner Twomey continued:-“Even if you don’t meet a checkpoint, you could still be breath tested if you run a red light, enter a bus lane, speed, or if you’re involved in a road traffic collision. Never take the chance, it could prove very costly, the least of which are penalty points, a fine or the loss of your licence. If you’re drinking alcohol, forget about driving.The Mandatory Alcohol Checkpoints involve Traffic Units and Regular Units from each Garda Division.Assistant Commissioner Twomey reminded those celebrating this week end to allow adequate time before driving again. See the Morning After campaign page on This page explains the definition of standard drink and the length of time it takes the body to eliminate it. No vaccines in Limerick yet Previous article31 empty houses to be renovated for new Limerick AuthorityNext articleGarda warning over anti social behaviour Staff Reporter Printcenter_img Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Linkedin #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ TAGSfeaturedGardaíMusic Limerick Twitter NewsCrime & CourtDon’t drink and drive – Gardai launch nationwide operationBy Staff Reporter – April 20, 2014 690 Email #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boylast_img read more

Listen: Limerick Post Podcast – Daniel Butler is fulfilling his political…

first_imgNewsSocietyVideoListen: Limerick Post Podcast – Daniel Butler is fulfilling his political destinyBy Cian Reinhardt – January 16, 2019 987 Previous articleColourful makeover for city rehab unitNext articleScrambler bikes used to vandalise soccer pitch 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] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Limerick Post Show | Ann Blake launches a new podcast TAGSInterviewLimerick CitypodcastWeAreLimerick Treaty Talk EP138: Billy Lee’s footballers seek promotion spot with both Camogie sides and Ladies Footballers in action Advertisement Print Twittercenter_img Treaty Talk EP128: 2020 Hurling All Stars Special Linkedin Limerick Metropolitan Mayor Daniel Butler.Photo: Liam BurkeFIVE years as a city councillor but a lifetime in politics, Metropolitan Mayor Daniel Butler was destined for life as a public representative mainly because of the influence of his father Richard, a former Cathaoirleach of Limerick County Council.In fact, his first term in local government came about when he was co-opted to take his father’s council seat after he died in December 2013.  He retained his seat the following June and, having served as Deputy Mayor, was elected Metropolitan Mayor last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It’s a role that has given him the opportunity to see many of the positives on offer in Limerick City.Continue Reading Below…“There are some amazing things going on in the city very quietly tucked away,” he told the Limerick Post Podcast.“To be able to go out and see that, and give those people the recognition they deserve, is a great honour.”During his term, the Fine Gael Councillor wanted to “honour people who were in the background”.“If you go to a GAA club, people forget about the person putting out the corner flags, putting up the goals, cutting the grass. Those are the types of people I was after.One of his highlights during his term involved recognising people involved in music in Limerick.“The last one I really enjoyed, because I’m a big music fan. I got to honour people who are involved in the background of the local music scene. They often don’t get the credit they deserve as they aren’t always centrestage.“The person who puts the gig together, puts the event together, who’s taking on the risk. So we honoured a few people that are involved, we had a big presence here in City Hall.“And just to see and realise; and take a moment to take stock of the incredible musical culture that we have in the city; it was fantastic. They reckon it was probably the first time music was recognised like that in the city.”Mayor Butler believes he is “getting to shine a light” on their achievements and “make us value what we have in our city”.Another group that earned his admiration are the members Limerick Suicide Watch (LSW) who he accompanied on patrol last New Year’s Eve. Having being trained in suicide intervention, he was familiar with suicide interventions in his day-job with Limerick Drugs Education and Prevention Strategy (DEPS).“I didn’t want to make too much of a deal out of that, to be honest,” he said.“Unfortunately we had a case, a very serious case where somebody went into the water. It was witnessed by one of the members of the Limerick Suicide Watch. I was on patrol and it was my job to call the emergency services at that time.”Although he didn’t witness the incident, the fact that he saw how the group deals with situations, and what they expose themselves to, gave him a good understanding of the service they provide.“There were a number of things I noticed that night. The incredible response of Limerick Fire and Rescue was one of them. When the call came in, they were down on the quays within a minute. They were in the water within three, which is their target. That’s just incredible.“They got the person in the boat, cleared their airwaves immediately and administered CPR as they transported him across to St Michael’s. The last I heard was that he was “critical but stable”.One troubling image that struck a discordant note as he went to join the rescuers was the attitude of people taking photographs and videos of what was happening.“People recording it, people taking pictures. At the end of the day, this was someone’s relative, you know, somebody’s son or daughter. I can only imagine how I would feel if I saw somebody I didn’t know publishing a video or photo like that of a member of my own family.Although that was incredibly disappointing, it wasn’t all bad and the number of people shaking hands with the LSW volunteers and thanking them for their efforts was heartening.“There’s a real gratitude from people out there, a recognition for what they do. It was beautiful to see people take the time.”A city that is being driven by youthful confidenceLIMERICK City is evolving with a confidence that is driven by a more youthful population” according to Metropolitan Mayor Daniel Butler.Metropolitan Mayor Daniel Butler with his wife Tania and their children Jacob(2) and Layla(8).Photograph Liam Burke Press 22“We’ve seen the emergence of a younger population, the confidence that they bring, and the questioning they’ve brought as well. We have far-more educated young people who are asking the questions and are far more self aware.”The Metropolitan Mayor says he knows the focus will always be on the economy as people need jobs and something to do in life.“Having a job is an important part of your mental well-being and keeping happy and healthy. But there’s something about the feel in the city that has changed; the kind of sense of self.”And he believes that this goes “beyond the confidence”, as the “self of identity” of Limerick people has changed.Since the people in the city “stopped worrying” about what other people thought of the city, and figured out “who we are” and to “be proud of that”.“The one thing I love about Limerick is our edginess. We are edgy and this draws on the city’s industrial and docks background. Some of the graffiti around the city, as well as the spoken word in local hip-hop also draws from that culture.As for the future, he is confident that the University of Limerick will have a base in the city centre.“That will be a real game-changer for a number of reasons. To bring an educational institution of that magnitude into the city will change the viewpoint of the city, will bring young students into the city as well, and that will be great.”“I think we will see more employers in the city as well, we will see more companies based in the city. Because globally we are seeing that companies want to be based in city centres, mainly because those they employ want to be living in cities.” Email Treaty Talk EP129: End of Season Club Awards Facebook The Breakdown EP151: Munster’s Defiant Sportsground Stand & Fixture Chaos Limerick Post Show | Villiers School Podcastlast_img read more

Hong Kongers rush to secure limited British passports

first_imgHONG KONG – Shortly before Hong Kong was handed back to China, Simon Ng applied for a British National (Overseas) passport, a document he never thought he’d need. Now he is considering whether to use it to emigrate. China’s plan to impose a sweeping national security law on the city in response to huge pro-democracy protests has Ng mulling the prospect of leaving, the first time he has contemplated such action since Britain returned the former colony in 1997. (AFP) China’s plan to impose a sweeping national security law on Hong Kong has many in the city considering whether to use their British National (Overseas) passports to emigrate. AFPlast_img

Leafs add some scoring punch up front as Nelson begins three-game road trip in Spokane

first_imgAfter scoring two goals in two games to open the season, the Leafs dropped 15 against Fernie and Columbia Valley during the weekend — albeit, a dozen came against Ghostriders in a 12-3 shellacking.Morey believes with a little luck around the net, Nelson could be undefeated heading into the weekend.“I think we could be 4-0 had we had better finish around the net,” he said.Rookie Ryan Cooper leads Nelson in scoring with five points in three games with Jackson Zimmermann, Ethan Beattie, Sawyer Hunt and David Sanchez tied for second, each with four points.Zimmermann leads the Leafs in goals with three.In goal is where Nelson has shined with Josh Williams currently in seventh spot in goalie stats with a stingy 1.50 goals against average in two games.Quinn Yeager is 14th overall with a 2.34 average.Injury updateMorey said forward Logan Wullum is very close to returning to the lineup. Wullum, out with a hand injury, played briefly against Fernie and is now considered day-to-day.Morey said the Leaf assistant captain should be back when Nelson travels to Grand Forks to meet the Bruins.Meanwhile defenceman Michael Bladon is waiting for medical clearance.The rookie rearguard has yet to see action this season.Edmonton native Troy Glionna has left the team for personal reason and has been released.In three games with Nelson, Glionna did not register a point. Fresh from playing the past seven consecutive games at home — four regular season and three exhibitions — the Nelson Leafs venture out for a three-game road trip.The Leafs, 2-1-1, travel to the Lilac City Friday for a division rivalry game against the Spokane Braves.Spokane is off to a good start with the only blemish an overtime loss in four games. The early season result has the Braves tied for top spot in the Murdoch Division with Grand Forks Border Bruins.Nelson will have a new face in the lineup as the Green and White acquired 6’1”, 180-pound forward Jaiden Laporte from the Fort McMurray Oil Barons of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.Leaf GM Lance Morey said Laporte became available after being a late cut from the Northern Alberta squad.“Jaiden is a power forward who processes a big league shot,” Morey said about the new acquisition.“I think it adds another dimension to help our offensive output.”“Adding another big body up front just adds to an already strong forward group that is becoming very tough to play against,” Morey added.The Leafs travel to Creston Saturday for the fourth meeting of the season against a team from the Eddie Mountain Division.Next week the Leafs conclude the three-game road trip against the Border Bruins in Grand Forks before returning to the NDCC Arena to face Creston Saturday, September 30.Lack of finish around the net proves costly early in the seasonlast_img read more

SA a stable democracy: Motlanthe

first_img5 March 2012 South Africa is politically and economically stable and investors should not be put off by debate about the country’s policies, which is natural in a fledgling democracy, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe. Addressing the Ernst and Young Strategic Growth Forum Africa at the Westin Hotel in Cape Town on Friday, Motlanthe said it was “normal in a fledgling democracy that you will have a plethora of views, but we think we are doing very well in terms of national cohesion”. The country has been alive with debates on nationalisation, land reform and labour policies in recent months.Making space for opposing views “We come from a [past] where views were not tolerated, views were suppressed, so we have to open up space for people to ventilate their views in public,” Motlanthe said. “The trick is knowing which views influence policy processes and how policy is adopted,” he told business leaders and government officials from across the continent. South Africa is a constitutional democracy owing its allegiance to the Constitution. “Certainly as the executive we know we have to work in a co-operative fashion with the other two arms of the state [the judiciary and and legislature] and that we are held accountable to the Constitution,” Motlanthe said.Predictable investment environment South Africa remains an attractive investment destination – it has a predictable investment environment, is politically stable, has a stable banking system and offers many investment opportunities, the Deputy President said. The country also enjoys goodwill with neighbouring countries, which bodes well for investors looking to expand across Africa. Motlanthe said the country’s response to the 2008-09 global financial crisis – which brought the government, labour, civil society and business together in a national dialogue – was even adopted as a model by the International Labour Organisation (ILO).Cabinet ‘to consider amendments to labour laws’ Earlier last week, Motlanthe said the Cabinet would be considering amendments to the country’s Labour Relations Act over the coming months, as part of a range of measures to ensure that more jobs are created. Responding to a question in Parliament from leader of the opposition Lindiwe Mazibuko on Wednesday, Motlanthe added, however, that South Africa’s current labour legislation was flexible enough to allow for competition in the labour market. He said the improvement of the country’s tertiary colleges and training institutions, mooted in the recently released Green Paper on Post-School Further Education and Training, would accelerate efforts to build a capable labour force. Turning to what was being done to ensure that economic growth was being led by the private sector, Motlanthe said the private sector played a major role, but that there would also be a role for government to create an enabling environment for growth. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Match Your Actions to Your Outcomes

first_imgStephen Covey wrote one of my all-time favorite books, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. In this book, one of Covey’s seven habits was to Begin with the End in Mind. To do this, you think of the future result you want and work backward from there. Sound and solid advice now, as it was when Covey wrote it.That said, it’s easy to decide to act without thinking first of the outcome you are trying to achieve.You have a difficult client. They are unhappy with you. You want to call them to defend your actions—and vent your frustrations. Anyone with clients has had this experience, or eventually will. The question you have to ask yourself is: what do you want the outcome of that conversation to be? What do you hope your defense and your frustration is going to produce for you in the way of an outcome? What comes after this course of action?You have a once in a lifetime meeting with your dream client. They asked you to come in and explain what makes you different than your competitors. They say they want to learn a little about you. That’s their agenda and you want to please them, so you build a deck that explains your company’s history, your locations, and the logos of all the well-recognized brands you serve. If your outcome is to look and sound an awful lot like your peers, that might be a good strategy. If you want to differentiate yourself from your peers, that outcome will require a different approach.The key to successfully achieving a positive outcome is to first define what a successful outcome is and work backward from there. In most situations, there are many choices of action, some that will lead to an unfavorable outcome. By defining the outcome first, you match the actions to that outcome, and you massively improve your chances of success.Before you do, think. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Victorian Touch Wine Rules A Success

first_imgSt Mary’s serves over 350 meals each day to people from the Fitzroy region and Melbourne CBD, and is heavily reliant on fundraising and donations.20 teams from Victorian Wineries competed in the event, which following the success of the event in South Australia since 2003 moved interstate for the first time.  The day involved wine tasting, a great atmosphere of live music, and some fantastic games of Touch Football. Event founder Matthew Jukes, was excited by the turnout and support for the event in Melbourne. “It’s a much different demographic then SA,  it’s a vibrant cutting edge city, so to involve the greater wine community and offering something different, and raise awareness of homelessness issues here has been fantastic,” Jukes said. Jukes, a renowned international wine writer believes that Touch Football is the only sport which can be utalised as a vehicle for promotion and an event of this kind. “Touch is the only medium where it works, you can be male or female, young or old, and all come out and play in a team together, have a great day soaking up the sun, tasting wine and a great atmosphere, all while raising awareness about the homeless cause then people go home and think about it.”Ten Minutes by Tractor took out the event defeating Rogue 5-2 in the final.  Victorious captain Dan Gregory from Ten Minutes by Tractor Wine Company agreed the concept of the event was great. “It’s a fantastic idea because you can combine two great passions of wine and touch,” Gregory said.The event was a great success, with money raised from team entry fees, auction and raffle items throughout the day, along with general donations from those in attendance. Jukes was already making plans to continue the event next year following the great response.  “We will have the event in South Australia next year, and look forward to coming back to Melbourne, and also expand on few other opportunities also,” Jukes said. Touch Football Victoria and St Mary’s House of Welcome would like to thank the following partners for the event:·         Garnier·         O I Glass·         Yabby Lake Wineries·         Touch Football Australia·         Touch Football South Australia·         Richmond Football Club·         Port Phillip City Council·         All of the participating wineries from across Victorialast_img read more

a month agoBarcelona captain Lionel Messi named FIFA’s The Best

first_imgBarcelona captain Lionel Messi named FIFA’s The Bestby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona captain Lionel Messi has been named FIFA’s The Best Player of the Year.He beat Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk to the crown.Betting odds had Van Dijk as the favourite after winning the Champions League, but the Argentine rose above the Liverpool defender after finishing second in the first two years of the award, while he didn’t even reach a podium finish last year.”I want to thank everyone who decided to give me this recognition,” Messi said as he collected his trophy.”For me, individual awards are secondary and the collective comes first.”But today is a special day for me.”I have my wife and children here, and it’s the first time they’ve come.”Having them here to enjoy this is priceless.”They love football and they’re watching everyone around them shyly.”Messi dominated for Barcelona last season.Now, he’s favourite to go on and win the Ballon d’Or, as happened with Ronaldo twice and Luka Modric in 2018. About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more