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Zimre Property Investments Limited 2010 Abridged Report

first_imgZimRe Property Investments Limited (ZPI.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2010 abridged results.For more information about ZimRe Property Investments Limited (ZPI.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ZimRe Property Investments Limited (ZPI.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ZimRe Property Investments Limited (ZPI.zw)  2010 abridged results.Company ProfileZimre Property Investments is a real estate holding company in Zimbabwe offering services which include project management of residential and commercial developments, aswell as management, valuations and sales of residential, commercial and industrial property. The company has been involved in substantial infrastructural development projects including 340 residential stands in Zimre Park in Masvingo and the Parklands Extension project in Bulawayo, which involved developing 140 residential stands and road, water, electricity and sewer reticulation infrastructure. The Property Valuation division covers the range of residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural valuations; specialising in valuating petrol filling stations, hotels and leisure resorts aswell as plant and machinery valuations. Zimre Property Investments is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe Limited 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgFirst Capital Bank Limited (FCA.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about First Capital Bank Limited (FCA.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Capital Bank Limited (FCA.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Capital Bank Limited (FCA.zw)  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileFirst Capital Bank Limited (formerly Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe) was founded in 1912 and is an iconic institution in the local banking sector; operating across the full spectrum of retail and business banking, and corporate and investment banking with 38 branches nationwide. In addition to mainstream financial products, First Capital Bank offers motor, home, travel, business and personal insurance services. After more than a century operating under its parent company, Barclays plc has sold its majority stake in Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe to FMB Capital Holdings, the Mauritius based holding company, that has banking operations in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. FMB Capital Holdings is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange. First Capital Bank Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Total Nigeria PLC (TOTAL.ng) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgTotal Nigeria PLC (TOTAL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Total Nigeria PLC (TOTAL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Total Nigeria PLC (TOTAL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Total Nigeria PLC (TOTAL.ng)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileTotal Nigeria Plc is a marketing and services subsidiary of Total which is a multinational integrated oil and gas company and one of the seven major oil companies in the world. Total operates in 130 countries in the world including Nigeria where it supplies fuel for petrol engines, diesel engines and kerosene. Total’s worldwide business interests cover the entire oil and gas chain from exploration of crude oil and natural gas to the refining, production and trading of petroleum products. Total is also a large-scale manufacturer of chemicals and a major player in low-carbon energies. Total Nigeria Plc has been a leader in the downstream sector of the Nigerian oil and gas industry for over 50 years. The first Total filling station was commissioned in Lagos in 1956. Today, the company operates an extensive distribution network of some 500 service stations, 19 customer service stations, numerous industrial outlets, 5 fuel depots, distribution plants and warehouses located in the Western, Northern and Eastern territories of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Total Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC.zm) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgCopperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC.zm)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileThe Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC), a member of the SAPP and listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange, is a Zambian incorporated power transmission, generation, distribution and supply company and a major developer of energy infrastructure in Africa, respected for its skills in designing and operating transmission systems. CEC owns, operates and maintains power transmission, generation and distribution assets servicing customers in Zambia and the DRC, and is one of the largest international power traders in the region.last_img read more

Church in Wales licenses three priests in online video conference

first_img Tags Posted Apr 8, 2020 Rector Belleville, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Bath, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska COVID-19 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Anglican Communion, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Events Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT [Anglican Communion News Service] The Rev. Heather Shotton, the new assistant curate for the Offa Mission Area, a group of churches along the English-Welsh border in North Wales, made history last week after being licensed by video-conferencing. Shotton should have been licensed during a service at St. Mary’s Church in Ruabon on March 29, but that service was one of thousands cancelled across the United Kingdom by restrictions designed to curb the spread of COVID-19.Shotton was licensed during a virtual service on the Zoom video conferencing platform. She was in one place, along with her husband, but she was joined online by clergy from six other churches and by Archdeacon of Wrexham John Lomas, who carried out the licensing.Following Shotton’s licensing, two other priests were licensed virtually in the Church in Wales. Bishop of Monmouth Cherry Vann licensed two new parish priests for the Monmouth area. The Revs. Tim and Karen Dack, a married couple, recently arrived in Wales from New Zealand. On April 2, Karen Dack was licensed as priest-in-charge for the Monmouth Rural Group, and Tim Dack as priest-in-charge of the Monmouth Town Group.Read the full article here. Submit a Job Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Collierville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME center_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Press Release Service Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Press Release Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Smithfield, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Church in Wales licenses three priests in online video conference Rector Tampa, FL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY last_img read more

Happy Father’s Day Papa God

first_img June 19, 2017 at 7:47 pm Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Reply June 19, 2017 at 3:36 am Reply 7 COMMENTS charles towne Please enter your comment! Thank you EJ. I am sorry for writing a depressing note. T important thing is that our Papa God love us so much and rescues us out of our despair. Oh what a wonder that He can rescue us, and transform us no matter how wretched we are. Blessings to you and yours. Chaz June 18, 2017 at 12:58 pm charles towne Reply charles towne That is sad, Mr. Towne, that your father never could praise you, really sad. I am so sorry. I have heard Howard Stern, the shock jock, say the same thing about how his father was toward him, and how he always called him an idiot, and put him down. I am glad you were able to move on, and get beyond that, with God’s help. It was your father’s character flaw, after all, not yours. I wish you a Happy Father’s Day, today…… Do you have children? Yes, praise God I have four wonderful children that love me very much. We all have character flaws, warts if you will, that God covers with His love. It is a miracle that our heavenly Father can transform us at any point in our lives and give us peace. Thanks for your kind words. Charles Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply June 19, 2017 at 3:39 pm Mama Mia charles towne Happy Fathers Day TAGSInspiration Previous articleThe basics of securing an auto loanNext articleWhy I hate all criticism and I shouldn’t Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR EJ Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adapted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy filled life. Again, I apologize for offending anyone but I am at peace when I realizE that God takes us where hE FINDS US AND EMBRACES US, HUGS US AND HEALS US of our hurts as only He can, I know there are some that read this that can relate, and I know there are some that had good daddies. It is never too late, it is never too late. Papa God please help each of us to love as yo love! iSN’T HE WONDERFUL? Chaz June 19, 2017 at 3:22 am Monica H. Thank you for your beautiful words of wisdom…AMEN! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 June 19, 2017 at 3:12 am Dear Monica, thank you so much for the vote of confidence. More is to come. Again, thanks oodles, Chaz Reply Reply Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter June 18, 2017 at 1:10 pm InspirationBy Charles TowneAre you and I doomed? Are we destined to continue in self-defeating behavior, and thoughts of unworthiness? Is there no hope?My father and I were never very close. He always left me with the feeling that no matter what I did with my life I could never live up to his expectations.I would never be good enough, smart enough, strong enough, for him to say, “That’s good son, I am proud of you!”What I have discovered is a feeling of inferiority is an ugly lie, a piece of dark art promulgated upon the innocent almost at birth. Daddy has been dead now for several years and in the passing of time, I have concluded that he wasn’t so disappointed with me as he was with himself.   I will never forget the moment when I was finally able to forgive him and at the same time able to realize that I was worth something besides his curses and anger.You will likely imagine me a tad strange when I tell you that my life began to change the night that God spoke to me.   Yeah, he really spoke to me.Dad was visiting with me here in Florida and one evening he became angry.   I don’t remember what it was that set him off but after cursing at me, Furious, his face dark with rage, he disowned me, packed his belongings, stalked out, and drove away.   Several years passed, he died.   Oh yeah, God spoke to me on that miserable night of anger and fury. I went to bed after my father left and laid there in the darkness feeling so wretched, so miserable, and I called out to God, and I said, “God, am I destined to live this life repeating my father’s mistakes?”Praise Him, He heard me.I fell asleep, and as I slept He spoke to me. His words are etched upon my brain, my D.N.A., my very soul. “Son, you do not inherit the weaknesses of your earthly parents but the potential of your heavenly father.”The Jews, His chosen, called Him Abba, a term of endearment, and ever since that night I call Him Papa. I have arrived at the point in my life when I believe that it is not destiny, fate or luck, it is a decision, a conscious choice that determines who we are. No, it doesn’t happen all at once but praise God, I am a different man today because of my focus because I yearn for the character of Jesus to be pronounced in me.Oh, and by the way, I believe that before papa died mama led him to Jesus. What a merciful God we serve.Live wholly,Love fully,Love God, and make a difference, today You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Mentors play critical role in quality of college experience, new poll…

first_img TAGSBack to College 2018Mentorshiptheconversation.com Previous articleApopka Police Department Arrest ReportNext articleOrange County advises residents to practice lake safety during hurricane season Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Back to College 2018By Leo M. Lambert, President Emeritus and Professor, Elon University, Jason Husser, Director of the Elon University Poll, Elon University, and Peter Felton, Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning and Executive Director, Center for Engaged Learning, Elon University. This article was first published on theconversation.com.In order to have a rewarding college experience, students should build a constellation of mentors.This constellation should be a diverse set of faculty, staff, and peers who will get students out of their comfort zones and challenge them to learn more – and more deeply – than they thought they could. Students should begin to build this network during their first year of college.Those are some of the key takeaways from a new Elon University Poll of a nationally representative sample of more than 4,000 U.S. college graduates with bachelor’s degrees. These are points two of us plan to explore more deeply as co-authors of a forthcoming book on mentoring in college.We bring different perspectives to this project. One of us is a former college president. Another is a scholar of undergraduate education. The third author of this article is a political scientist who directs the Elon Poll.The Elon University Poll and the Center for Engaged Learning examined the nature and qualities of relationships that matter most for college students. The poll found that graduates who had seven to 10 significant relationships with faculty and staff were more than three times as likely to report their college experience as “very rewarding” than those with no such relationships. Similar effects were found for peer relationships in college.The first year of college is crucial in establishing the foundation for these relationships, which will not only influence students’ time in college but a large part of the rest of their lives. In the Elon Poll, 79 percent of graduates reported meeting the peers who had the biggest impact on them during their first year of college. And 60 percent reported meeting their most influential faculty or staff mentors during that first year.A new Elon University Poll shows students with larger peer networks find college more rewarding. Chubarov Mikhail/www.shutterstock.comThe classroom is the most common place that students say they encountered both influential faculty members and peers.This Elon Poll builds on a rich body of research on the power of relationships with peers, faculty, advisers and other mentors, and how those relationships influence student learning, a sense of belonging and achievement.For instance, in the landmark 1977 work “Four Critical Years,” Alexander Astin of UCLA noted that “student-faculty interaction has a stronger relationship to student satisfaction with the college experience than any other student involvement variable.” Another pioneering researcher, Vincent Tinto of Syracuse University, documented how the most effective undergraduate experiences “enable the faculty and staff to make continuing, personal contact with students.” Sociologists Daniel Chambliss and Christopher Takacs offered this sage message after their 10-year examination of students at Hamilton College: “Spend your time with good people. That’s the most important thing.”Relationships make a big differenceFollowing up on a 2014 Gallup-Purdue national survey, the Elon Poll found that more than 80 percent of respondents reported their most important faculty or staff relationship formed in college was with someone who made them excited about learning, cared about them as a person and encouraged them to pursue their dreams.Having even a very small number of meaningful relationships made a big difference. Forty-six percent of respondents with just one or two significant faculty or staff relationships rated college as “very rewarding,” as compared to just 22 percent of those with no such relationships. Similarly, 48 percent of respondents with one or two significant peer relationships rated college as “very rewarding,” as compared to 25 percent who lacked those types of connections. When it comes to relationships in college, quality matters more than quantity.These findings make plain that the best undergraduate education – for all students at all types of institutions — is one in which students form sustained relationships with peers, faculty, staff and other mentors.What colleges and universities do mattersUnfortunately, not all students form the kind of relationships that are key to a rewarding college experience. Indeed, the Elon Poll suggests that some who are the first in their family to attend college often don’t have as strong of a mentoring constellation as those with at least one parent who attended college.Significantly, 15 percent of first-generation graduates reported zero influential relationships with faculty or staff while in college, as compared to only 6 percent of those with a college-educated parent. And 29 percent of graduates with a college-educated parent reported more than seven significant relationships with faculty or staff, compared to 17 percent for first-generation students.Students have an important role in building these constellations, but so do colleges and universities.Initiatives like Elon University’s Odyssey Scholars program for first-generation students put faculty, staff and peer mentors in place from the start of college. Odyssey Scholar director Jean Rattigan-Rohr reports an 89 percent four-year graduation rate for the two most recent groups of scholars. This rate exceeds the rate for the student body as a whole. Similarly, but at a much bigger institution, the Texas Interdisciplinary Plan (TIP) at the University of Texas at Austin provides peer mentoring and expert advising to at-risk incoming students. Thanks in part to these relationships, more TIP students have GPAs above 3.0 than their non-TIP peers.Since contact with faculty early on is critical for all students, the Elon Poll reinforces existing scholarship that urges colleges to place their best teaching faculty in first-year classes. A study of some two dozen colleges and universities demonstrates that frequent and meaningful student-faculty interactions significantly improve student motivation and achievement.You can find mentors in many placesThe poll also found that not all of the most influential mentors are professors. Notably, one-third of our respondents identified a staff member – that is, an administrator, student life worker or support staff – rather than a professor as their most influential mentor.Every staff person on a college campus – from gardeners and janitors to secretaries and office assistants – shapes the learning environment and many have significant contact with students. In an effort to recognize and celebrate the contributions this personnel make to students’ lives, Georgetown alumnus Febin Bellamy founded Unsung Heroes in 2016. The program should remind students to look in unexpected places for people who can make a difference in their lives.Find your peopleEstablishing a network of mentors takes a sense of purpose and initiative. Granted, forming relationships with mentors and peers may come more easily to some students than others. But a constellation of mentors does not need to have dozens of people in it. Instead, a few positive relationships with peers, faculty, and staff will make a powerful difference for the college experience and beyond.To make this happen, students should make simple gestures to connect with potential mentors. Talk with a faculty member after class. Invite a professor to have coffee. Ask an advanced student in your major for advice. Small steps like these can uncover mutual interests and shared passions and, ultimately, lead to the kinds of relationships that make a big difference in college – and for a lifetime. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Remember A Charity calls on political party leaders to support legacy giving

first_img  59 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Tagged with: legacies legacy fundraising AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5  60 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Remember A Charity calls on political party leaders to support legacy giving The Chair of legacy consortium Remember A Charity has written to the leaders of the main political parties, calling on them to support legacy giving.  Distributed to party leaders last month, the call to action has been published in an open letter on Remember A Charity‘s website this week, ahead of today’s General Election.In the letter, Alex McDowell, chair of the consortium, highlights three government-led actions that would boost charitable gifts in Wills, which include:the development of a fiscal incentive (to leave a charitable gift) that would be eligible for all individuals, including those whose estates do not attract inheritance taxencouraging all solicitors to provide charitable options during the Will-writing processdesigning employer incentives to promote charitable Will-writing to staff and customersThe letter stresses the sector’s reliance on legacy giving, stating that it contributes 12% of all UK voluntary income and that ‘many of the UK’s best loved charities would not be able to improve lives and communities without gifts in Wills.’ It also highlights the unmet potential of charitable bequests, with figures from Smee & Ford showing that just 6.3% currently give this way.The consortium is calling on party leaders to do more to help the British public support communities, causes and charities by helping grow legacy giving.Alex McDowell, Chair of Remember A Charity, said:“No matter who is elected or which individuals make up our new parliament, Government’s support in developing fiscal incentives and helping making legacy giving a social norm really is critical. Legacies are the largest single source of voluntary income and their growth is essential if we are to enable a stronger and more resilient charitable sector.“After today, we’ll continue to work with whoever forms the next government to enlist their support in creating the best possible environment to nurture and grow legacy giving.” Melanie May | 8 June 2017 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Court to hear website’s appeal against defamation conviction

first_img April 28, 2021 Find out more October 9, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court to hear website’s appeal against defamation conviction Organisation Receive email alerts News United Arab EmiratesMiddle East – North Africa to go further News Follow the news on United Arab Emirates RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance RSF_en center_img RSF joins other NGOs in amicus brief in WhatsApp suit against NSO Group News June 8, 2021 Find out more News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say United Arab EmiratesMiddle East – North Africa December 23, 2020 Find out more An Abu Dhabi court is about to hear the appeal of Inas Al Bourini, the owner of the Hetta.com news website, and his editor, Ahmed Mohamed bin Gharib, against a fine of 20,000 dirhams (3,700 euros) that a lower court imposed on 7 September in a defamation suit by the state-controlled Abu Dhabi Media Company. The first hearing is scheduled for 12 October.“Inas Al Bourini and Ahmed Mohamed bin Gharib were the victims of false allegations because they wrote about corruption,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge the appeal judge to reconsider the lower court’s verdict and to allow the accused to defend their case properly.”The Abu Dhabi Media Company (http://www.admedia.ae/en/index.php) filed its complaint on 2 June over an article posted on the website on 4 May about Abu Dhabi TV, a station it owns. Headlined “Abu Dhabi TV: a UAE television by name only” and written by Al Bourini, the article was defamatory, insulting and humiliating, the complaint alleged.The article claimed there was “administrative corruption” and “embezzlement” within the company. It also criticised some of the station’s programmes, nowadays mainly of an entertainment nature, and said its official positions were dictated by “foreign interests.” Many commentators referred to the article after it was published, adding information that tended to confirm the allegations. The lower court convicted the two journalists under articles 1.3/b and 372 of the criminal code, articles 79 and 86 of Publications Law and article 16 of the Cyber-Crime Law. Meanwhile, many websites are blocked in the United Arab Emirates, especially those referring to human rights, prison conditions, the royal family and free speech. See the list: http://www.emarati.katib.org/node/52 Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Tracey sets new course for people with mental health and addiction…

first_imgLinkedin Limerick Mental Health Association manager Tracey Corbett LynchTHE sister of Limerick murder victim Jason Corbett is steering a new course, offering people the opportunity to sail through the choppy waters of poor mental health and addiction.Tracey Corbett Lynch, whose brother was beaten to death in North Carolina six years ago, is manager of the Limerick Mental Health Association (LMHA), which has partnered with Sailing into Wellness (SIW) in a very unusual initiative.The course will include groups of ten people who will set sail on board the vessel, Ilen, out of Foynes Port in May and June.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It is aimed at organisations working with clients in recovery and young people at risk, particularly people in marginalised communities.Ms Lynch who continues to navigate her own journey through bereavement and grief following the loss of her brother, said the LMHA was very excited about the potential for the Sailing into Wellness programme, which makes recovery about living.“It’s said that the cure for anything is saltwater, whether that comes in the form of sweat, tears or the sea.  We are all equal at sea, together we face the same challenges, the combination of this and treating people with respect provides a powerful environment for change.”“The benefits go far beyond those of learning sailing. We help to build the life skills which are lost in poor mental health, such as communication, self -confidence, resilience, self-esteem and being part of a team.“It’s been proven that even being close to the sea stimulates the production of serotonin and dopamine, which is good for mental health,” Ms Lynch said.Colin Healy, co-founder of SIW, described the sailing course as “an educational and therapeutic activity where we support our participants to overcome both physical and mental challenges in an environment that is both exhilarating and therapeutic”.“We will take the participants out of their normal environment and into one which inspires and challenges. We are fortunate that this programme is part funded by the National Lottery which enables us to run a program on the sailing ship Ilen out of Foynes Yacht Club this year. We are fully insured, and all staff are Garda vetted.”“We can have ten clients on board plus our crew under Level 5 restrictions and we have a full set of Covid protocols in place,” Mr. Healy explained.Bookings and deposits, which will accepted on a first come first served basis, can be made by emailing [email protected] Twitter Print Advertisement WhatsAppcenter_img Email Facebook NewsHealthTracey sets new course for people with mental health and addiction problemsBy David Raleigh – April 23, 2021 938 Previous articleGardai appeal for information after “shots fired” at Limerick houseNext articleLegislation being drafted to provide for Limerick’s directly elected mayor David Raleighlast_img read more