Facebook Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” NewsBishop Brendan’s Lenten messageBy Bernie English – February 18, 2015 669 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Previous article#newmusic DJ/Producer MESCNext articleJape headlines Seoda birthday 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. Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print TAGSBishop LeahyLentlimerick Advertisement the farmer what diedThe Bishop of Limerick, Brendan Leahy, has urged the people of the diocese to use this Lent to address indifferences they may have to faith, to others and to themselves.In his Lenten Message, Bishop Leahy also called on the public to include ending the indifference that many now hold for charities following the controversies of late 2013 during Lent.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Bishop Leahy said that Lent should not always be about what people are not going to do but also about what they are going to do. Taking the cue from Pope Francis in his recent Lenten Message, Bishop Leahy said that the Pope’s reference to “a globalisation of indifference” in our world today is very apt.“For many, Lent is the annual season to check out those areas of our personal or social lives which we have become indifferent to.“Take charities, for instance. There was so much controversy last year about how some charities are run that, without realising it, we might all have become a little more indifferent to charities. Why not consider giving more to charities this Lent?“The Catholic Church’s agency, Trócaire, is well worth supporting but there are many others too. The important thing is not to be indifferent to the needs expressed through those charities.“Indifference doesn’t just apply to charities. We can get so used to hearing about the problems in the Middle East that some switch off in an indifference to the issue of peace and the plight of Christians in that part of the world. When ethical debates begin around us, there’s a temptation to become indifferent to searching for what is true and right.“Because of the failures within the Church, we can, understandably perhaps, become indifferent to the Catholic Church, its teaching and sacraments. And yet, the Church itself has so much to offer us.“Issues relating to abuse of drink and drugs have become so prevalent that we shut out the issues and ignore them. And yet we know the havoc they wreak in society. None of us can afford to say I can do nothing to help.” WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live
Due to a particularly slow news week, the Essex Rabbit set out to tackle the burning issue: ‘Is Essex an ugly University?’ 77% of those surveyed said that it was ugly, but not quite as ugly as Milton Keynes. The investigative team also concluded that “we’re really all just an incredibly fussy bunch who thought we were headed for Baywatch on concrete only to end up feeling cheated.” 12% of those surveyed said Essex was nothing like Baywatch. Meanwhile, an intrepid reporter was sent undercover to find out ‘is Essex just completely devoid of all good looking men?’ARCHIVE: 3rd Week TT 2003
Syracuse erased an anemic first half to beat St. Bonaventure, 79-66, in the Carrier Dome on Monday night.It wasn’t a great sign that the Orange (2-0) had to use a second-half rally to fight off the mid-major Bonnies (1-1) on its own court. The visitors outmuscled and outrebounded, 43-33, and scored 29 second-chance points as SU starting center Dajuan Coleman played just 14 minutes.But freshman Tyler Lydon was a viable Band-Aid for Coleman — who continues to inch back to his serviceable self — and the Orange gutted out the win. Here are three things we learned from the game.1. Trevor Cooney and Michael Gbinije can also spark Syracuse from the defensive end In the first half, the Bonnies were getting the ball to Dion Wright in the middle of the zone and it allowed them to work an effective inside-out game. That helped St. Bonaventure shoot 6-of-16 from 3 in the first, and go into the break with a 35-29 lead.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDefending the high post is the guards’ responsibility in Syracuse’s 2-3 zone, and both Cooney and Gbinije said they made considerable defensive adjustments at halftime. By pressing out and using their long arms to keep the ball away from that spot, the pair combined for five second-half steals and 10 in the game.SU head coach Jim Boeheim said SU’s defense improved as the game went on, and that started with the two up top.“Mike and I know our positions, we know how to play it,” Cooney said. “When we get into the flow of the game and know our opponents, we’re able to jump plays and jump passes, and get deflections and steals. We’re continuing to do that a lot and it was big for us tonight.”With Gbinije standing 6-foot-7 and Cooney 6-foot-4, it’s no question why they are successful atop Boeheim’s zone. But on Monday, they showed an ability to shift a game’s momentum by taking away the high post and taking the ball from the Orange’s opponent.“With (Trevor) and Mike out there, they’ve both very good at defense,” Boeheim said. “And that helps us. St. Bonaventure has good guards, they’re tricky, and we for the most part kept them out of there and forced them into some tough shots.”2. Lydon, as advertised, isn’t just a grinder In Syracuse’s two scrimmages and first game of the season, Lydon banged around in the paint and was hesitant on his jump shot.But against the Bonnies, he confidently stepped into two second-half 3s that had a big effect on the game. The first 3 tied the game at 54-54 with 9:03 left in the game. The second came with the Orange holding a seven-point lead and just about sealed the win with 3:42 remaining.Lydon played 31 minutes — mostly at center in place of Coleman — and finished with 13 points and six rebounds. He also shot an impressive 5-for-5 from the foul line, with four coming in succession down the stretch.“You know he’s a freshman, and he’s been a little reluctant in one game,” Boeheim said at the suggestion that Lydon came out of his shell against St. Bonaventure. “… I think he grabbed his rhythm there. He made his foul shots and I think that helped him get going a little bit.“But he can shoot, he knows it, it’s been two games.”3. Defense kept Kaleb Joseph off the court Joseph, who’s coming off the bench after starting at point guard as a freshman last season, played just four minutes on Monday. Boeheim said Joseph has been playing well recently, but that his lackluster defense kept him off the court against the Bonnies.He finished 0-for-1 from the field with a turnover and a steal.“Kaleb’s played very, very well,” Boeheim said. “Tonight he was completely out of it, didn’t deserve to be in the game and he was out.”Boeheim went on to say that most players, starting with Joseph but also including Coleman, will see less playing time if they’re not playing good defense. Joseph let St. Bonaventure get a few good looks from 3 in his short first-half stint, and Boeheim subbed him out for freshman guard Frank Howard, who played nine minutes after playing just three in the Orange’s opener.Just a few plays prior, Joseph turned to find Malachi Richardson for an open 3 and threw the ball right into the arms of a defender. But it was clear after the game that struggles on the other end limited his action. Comments Published on November 17, 2015 at 11:52 pm Facebook Twitter Google+
FIFA was also expected to best serve all African Member Associations to bring stability, serenity, professionalism and effective football development on the African continent. Infantino said a lot of what had been projected has been achieved and made it clear things are getting better.“FIFA has streamlined so many things and we are happy with what is taking place with several Federations in Africa.******URNShare on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Gianni InfantinoKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The President of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), Gianni Infantino has said he is happy with the progress made in African football.“Look at the talent from Africa that is key to the progress of many teams around the world. African talent keeps improving every time,” Infantino said this at the sidelines of the 2019 CAF Awards that took place at the Albatros Citadel Sahl Hasheesh Resort in Hurghada, Egypt on Tuesday night.The FIFA President said having the likes of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah and a group of others as some of the best footballers around the world is testimony that African football is taking quick positive strides in the right direction.Senegal’s Sadio Mane and Asisat Oshola (Nigeria) were crowned as African Player of the Year and African Women’s Player of the Year at the Awards. Infantino made it clear that he is also happy with the systems that have been set up at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the changes many African Football Federations are trying to make in moving forward.Last year in August, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura was also appointed General delegate to Africa and has been working from the CAF office in Cairo. As part of the process that runs till January 31st, 2020 FIFA was meant to take a full forensic audit of CAF.
Navy SEAL Edward “Eddie” Gallagher joined “Fox & Friends” Wednesday for his first interview since he was found not guilty of murder and attempted murder in the killing of a teenage ISIS fighter.The 40-year-old was accompanied by his wife, Andrea, and attorney Tim Parlatore.Gallagher, who was accused of fatally stabbing a 15-year-old ISIS member and taking pictures with the corpse in 2017, told Pete Hegseth he was “grateful to those who supported him through the process, including fellow service members, President Trump, and Republican Congressmen Duncan Hunter and Ralph Norman.”In the interview, he addressed how numerous media outlets described as an accused war criminal.“I believe they tried to frame me as a criminal from the get-go,” said Gallagher. “But we knew the truth the whole time; we knew I was innocent of these charges.”Gallagher said he overcame it by “having my strong wife with me the whole time and my legal team fighting for me.”Gallagher faced a total of seven criminal charges.Tuesday, a San Diego jury found him not guilty of six of seven charges including premeditated murder, willfully discharging a firearm to endanger human life, retaliation against members of his platoon for reporting his alleged actions, obstruction of justice and the attempted murders of two noncombatants.Jurors found Gallagher guilty of the seventh charge, posing for a photo with a casualty, which carries a maximum prison sentence of four months.Gallagher was released on time served.During the trial, jaws-dropped when another sailor confessed to killing the ISIS fighter by asphyxiation.The revelation contradicted the testimony of at least several SEALs who said Gallagher stabbed the ISIS teenager.Gallagher said a small group of SEALs “concocted” the accusations against him, arguing they do not represent the SEAL community as a whole.“I want the nation to know this is not what our community is about, said Gallagher. “This community is full of elite warriors that I have been honored and blessed to work with for the past 20 years.”
The Selkirk Saints, and B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League voters know a good thing when they see one.So it comes as no surprise that for the second time this season Selkirk captain Jordan Wood has been selected BCIHL Player of the Week.Wood led all BCIHL scorers last week with four goals and seven points, and helped the Saints to wins over Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops and Simon Fraser University on home ice in Castlegar. Friday against TRU, Wood scored shorthanded late in the first period and assisted on three other goals, including Kam Crawford’s overtime winner, to lead Selkirk to a 5-4 overtime win against the WolfPack. The next night with the Saints and SFU tied at 2-2 late in the third period, Wood scored a natural hat trick in the final 6:43 of regulation to propel his team to a 5-2 victory.The 22-year old leads all BCIHL scorers with 19 goals and 37 points on the season and currently holds a six-point lead over SFU’s Ben Van Lare in his bid for the league scoring title. Honourable mentions for the weekly award included Shawn Mueller (University of Victoria), Nick Babich (University of Victoria) and Nick Sandor (Simon Fraser University). Wood and the Saints (16-1-0) currently hold a five-point lead over SFU (13-4-1) for top spot in the league standings. The team’s magic number to clinch their first-ever BCIHL regular season title currently sits at 7 points. Selkirk hosts the University of Victoria on Saturday night at the Castlegar Rec Complex. Faceoff is set for 7:30 p.m.