Limerick creatives show a real Cannes do attitude

first_imgLocal backlash over Aer Lingus threat Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Facebook Keith Lawler who was an award winner at the Cannes Lion International Festival of Creativity.WELL-known Limerick drummer Keith Lawler is moving to a different beat these days after finding success outside of the music business.The former ‘Giveamanakick’ stickman, who insists that he hails from “the Limerick side of Parteen”, has just scooped a major award at the Cannes Lion International Festival of Creativity.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Keith is Creative Director for JWT Folk. The agency recently won a Bronze Lion in the Sustainable Development Goals category at the prestigious festival. They were one of only two Irish agencies to win at Cannes for their work on An Post’s Address Point initiative.The ground-breaking initiative was recognised at Cannes for its innovation in bringing a brand’s purpose to life.Address Point provides the 10,000 people in Ireland who are homeless or living in temporary accommodation with a digital proxy, personal address linked to a local post office, giving them access to reliable communications, employment, education, health services and social services.“We created the idea for Address Point proactively for An Post, it was something of a passion project for us at JWT Folk and we were delighted to bring it to life with them as our partners,” Keith told the Limerick Post this week.“It was a simple idea that is having a big effect and I’m really proud to be part of that. Already 10 per cent of Ireland’s homeless community have used the service and gotten addresses, which means that now they apply for jobs, health benefits, social welfare and even vote.“Winning a Cannes Lion for a project like this makes it all the better. I couldn’t be prouder of the team at JWT Folk for making this happen for such a good cause.”And as it turns out, Keith wasn’t the only Limerick winner at Cannes. His classmate and good friend from his Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD) days, Shane O’Riordan from Raheen, also took home a prize for the only other Irish winners — AIB. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Advertisement Limerick on Covid watch list Email Previous articleClayton invests €250,000 in Pegasus Suite for hireNext articleReview: Angela’s Ashes The Musical Alan Jacques center_img Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites NewsCommunityLimerick creatives show a real Cannes do attitudeBy Alan Jacques – July 19, 2019 297 TAGSCommunitycreativefilmlimeirck city and countyNews Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Print Twitter Linkedin Vicky calls for right to die with dignitylast_img read more

Ivorian FA suspends presidential elections after Didier Drogba’s application is validated

first_imgThe Committee’s statement said it had “received a note, sent by 4 members of the Electoral Commission, denouncing the actions of the Chairman of their commission and declaring that they do not align themselves with the decisions that he and certain members of the commission have adopted.”Sidy Diallo, outgoing FIF PresidentDiby had reportedly approved Drogba’s application due to pressure from the overwhelming popular support for Drogba’s candidacy, as hundreds of his supporters accompanied the former Chelsea striker to submit his forms.He had believed that rejecting Drogba’s candidacy would have fuelled an already tense situation in the country with not just the FA Presidency elections but Ivory Coast’s presidential elections as well.According to FIF, he admitted “to have acted in all naivety, to preserve social cohesion, in this sensitive period and to have found an ad hoc solutionThis, FIF’s Executive Committee, feels compromises the elections.A new Extraordinary General Assembly has been set for August 29 where a new electoral body will be convened and a new date will be set for the elections in Abidjan.The statement concluded that the Executive Committee of FIF will ensure that the electoral processes adhere to the statutes of FIF, CAF, and FIFA.Read excerpts of the statement from FIF below (in French): The Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) has suspended its upcoming presidential elections which had been set for September 5, citing “serious shortcomings” in the electoral process.FIF took the decision just days after one of the candidates in the race, Didier Drogba had his application validated by the Federation’s electoral body.It had been doubtful that Drogba’s application would be accepted, with concerns raised over whether he could meet the election requirements.The Ivory Coast Footballers Association (AFI), one of the five main interest groups in Ivorian football had refused to endorse his candidacy, drawing a suspension from FIFPro.However, Drogba’s application was controversially accepted after he got the endorsements of three Ivorian Ligue 1 clubs, two Ligue 2 clubs, two Championnat Division 3 clubs and an interest group (referees).A statement signed by the outgoing president, Sidy Diallo, announced the suspension of the election stating that the Independent Electoral Commission (CEI) which is responsible for validating the  applications had “violated the electoral code ”The statement also added that “the electoral process no longer inspires confidence and that the neutrality of certain members of the electoral body was in doubt.”The Executive Committee said it had received complaints from some members of the electoral body about certain actions of its Chairman, René Diby, which put the integrity of the whole process in doubt.More from Citi Sportslast_img read more