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first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Facebook Previous articleTipperary Education and Training Board launches Microsoft traineeshipNext articleLimerick delivers robust economic response to COVID-19 Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads LimerickNewsThe Late Tom O’Donnell – RIPBy Staff Reporter – October 9, 2020 3320 Printcenter_img WhatsApp THE death has taken place of former Fine Gael TD, Minister and MEP Tom O’Donnell (94). Mr O’Donnell is survived by his wife Helen, son Thomas, brothers Frank, PJ and sisters Bernadette Boner and Millie Boyle, nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his sister Alicia and brothers Mark and Martin.The eldest of eight children of Patrick and Josephine O’Donnell and a native of Bulgaden, Kilmallock and later Cappamore and Dromin, Mr O’Donnell died suddenly and peacefully today at his residence at Ballysheedy West, Co. Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Born into a high-profile political family, his paternal grandfather was Chairman of the Kilmallock Board of Guardians for several year, was prominently involved in the Land League movement and was imprisoned for six months for his Land League Activities.His mother came from a strong republican family; her brother Dick was Commandant of the Mid-Limerick Flying Column in the war of Independence and was a Cumann na nGaedhael TD for Limerick from 1924-1932.A man of deep faith and a great love of family, Mr O’Donnell was educated at the Convent of Mercy and Boys National School in Cappamore and later at Crescent College Limerick, CBS Charleville and Copsewood College, Pallaskenry. His third level education took him to St. Patrick’s College Thurles and UCD, where he obtained a B.A. Degree.He taught at St. Fintan’s, Sutton and North Strand Vocational School before returning to Limerick to pursue a political career. He was elected to Dáil Éireann in 1961 and remained a full-time public representative until his retirement in 1989, having been elected in eight General Elections and two European Elections.He was promoted to the Fine Gael front bench as Transport, Power and Tourism Spokesman following the 1969 General Election, when he became the first Fine Gael candidate to head the poll since the establishment of the Limerick East constituency. He was appointed Minister for the Gaeltacht following the 1973 General Election by then Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave T.D.He was elected a Member of the European Parliament for Munster in 1979 and retained his seat in the 1984 election with a substantially increased vote. His surplus helped to elect Tom Raftery and win a second seat for the party for the first and only time in the Munster constituency.He served as spokesman on Regional Policy and Regional Planning in the Parliament by the Christian Democrat Group and served in that capacity during his ten years as M.E.P.Prior to that, under the dual mandate system, he had been recalled to the front bench in Dáil Éireann by Garret Fitzgerald in 1980 and was selected as a candidate for the 1981 General Election, heading the poll with a sufficient surplus to help elect Michael Noonan, thereby giving Fine Gael two seats for the first time ever in a General Election in the East Limerick Constituency.   He was re-elected in the two snap elections of 1982.He retired ahead of the 1989 European General Election, bringing an end to a sterling political career across three decades.He continued in ‘public service’ in a voluntary capacity, acting as Chairman and subsequently President of the Irish Peace Institute at the University of Limerick; Chairman of P.A.U.L., the Limerick City Area Partnership; Chairman of Limerick City and County Strategy Group; Chairman of the Limerick Employment Pact and was a member of the Board of the Limerick Enterprise Network and the Limerick Community Based Education Initiative.He also served on the Board of Management of the Limerick School for the Hearing Impaired and was a founding member of the L.E.D.P. (Limerick Enterprise Development Park).In 2001 he was honoured by Limerick County Council and in 2005 by Limerick City Council with civic receptions and special presentations to mark the completion of half a century of political and voluntary service to the people of Limerick City and County. He was awarded the Schuman Medal by the European People’s Party (Christian Democrat Group).The family tradition in politics is carried on by his nephew Deputy Kieran O’Donnell, son of the late Dr. Martin O’Donnell, who died on Monday.He was married to Helen O’Connor in 1984, a moment he described as the most important and happiest event in his life. Twitter Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

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first_img“The morning rush hour is mostly about coffee and, after that, it’s all about baguettes. That’s why our marketing campaign was very coffee-focused in the morning,” says Upper Crust brand director Steve MacDavid. The company’s range and activity include:l Core range of baguettes sold throughout the dayl Supplemented by a morning range of breakfast products such as bacon rolls, egg rolls, sausage baguettes, smaller baguettes (because people tend to want a less filling product), and a range of pastriesl In-store communication is changed to suit day-part: in the morning it is focused on coffee and breakfast products before switching to baguettesl Choice and variety is programmed into the range. “We do seasonal products, such as an Italian baguette on a sourdough bread, which is something new for us, and it’s selling really well,” he says. “Another is the New Yorker, which is pastrami-based, and has again sold really well. This summer we have a campaign based on Mediterranean products. We’ve done a lot of work to understand when products should be core or when products can change or be on promotion.”last_img read more

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first_imgThe All Star Game selection committee evaluated players on their on-ice and off-ice performance during the season.The game begins at 7 p.m.Some notable players to have appeared in the All Star game include, Griffin Reinhart of the Edmonton Oil Kings (Team Blue 2010), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the Edmonton Oilers (Team White 2009), Brett Connolly of the Tampa Bay Lighting (Team White 2008) and Evander Kane of the Winnipeg Jets (Team White 2007).The soon to be 16 Percival, had four goals and five assists on the season while Sookro, turning 17 in February, currently leads the Ice in scoring with ten goals and eight assists.The All Star game previews the Showcase weekend for the BCMMHL in Langley as 10 of the 11 teams play games at the Events Centre.Junior scouts from numerous teams in Canada and United States are expected to be in attendance to watch the action.The Ice, 3-21-2 on the season, faces Valley West Hawks Saturday and Sunday. Two Kootenay Ice players will be front and center Friday as the B.C. Hockey hosts the annual Major Midget League All Star game at the Langley Events Centre.Forwards Nolan Percival and Brandon Sookro join 40 other players in the contest that showcases the top talent in the Major Midget League.A total of 12 defensemen, 24 forwards and six goaltenders) have been selected, with at least one player representing each of the 11 Major Midget League teams.last_img read more

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first_imgGuide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts readwrite A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditcenter_img Aligning itself aesthetically more along the lines of social networks like Facebook and Google+, LinkedIn has introduced a new navigation bar to its website. The aim is in line with the company’s simplification efforts, which so far have included redesigns of the homepage and profile pages and as an overhaul of its mobile apps and the discovery news page LinkedIn Today. (Read more: With Pulse, LinkedIn Is Becoming The Newspaper Of The Future)The company released this video that details how users can best use the new navigation addition:  Tags:#Jobs#LinkedIn#now#social media Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…last_img read more

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first_imgNEW DELHI: The contentious bill that would criminalise instant triple talaq was passed by the Lok Sabha Thursday after a day-long heated battle that also witnessed a walkout by BJP ally Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal-United. The JDU, which has maintained it was against the bill, Thursday said such a law would create a “lack of trust in the society”. Two other opposition parties – the Congress and the Trinamool Congress – walked out after the vote. The bill was passed by a division of 302 votes in favour and 78 against. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThe bill now braces for a stern Rajya Sabha test. Most of the fence-sitters who sided with the government Thursday in the Rajya Sabha over amendments to the landmark Right to Information Act have said they oppose the bill on Triple Talaq. Naveen Patnaik’s Biju Janata Dal and Andhra Pradesh’s ruling YSR Congress earlier declared that they would object to the bill in the Rajya Sabha. The new law provides for a jail term for Muslim men who can get instant divorce by uttering “Talaq” thrice, which the opposition say is unacceptable and want the bill to be referred to a select parliamentary committee for further scrutiny. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayThe government contends that the bill is vital for promoting gender equity. Central ministers have gone public saying it is tied to the Prime Minister’s new motto of “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas”. Introducing the bill, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said it was about gender justice. “Twenty Muslim countries in the world, including Pakistan and Malaysia, have banned the triple talaq. Why can’t a secular India do it?” he said. “What is the problem with criminalising the practice? No one objects when Hindus and Muslims are jailed under dowry law or Domestic Violence Act,” he pointed out. The opposition parties have repeatedly questioned the government’s motive in rushing the bill.last_img read more

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first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,477.40, down 41.84 points)Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down 30 cents, or 5.75 per cent, to $4.92 on 15.7 million shares.Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down one cent, or 0.13 per cent, to $7.96 on 6.4 million shares.Trevali Mining Corp. (TSX:TV). Miner. Up 12 cents, or 16.00 per cent, to 87 cents on 5.4 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Health care. Up 18 cents, or 0.52 per cent, to $34.98 on 5.2 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Health care. Up 83 cents, or 7.97 per cent, to $11.25 on 4.3 million shares.Detour Gold Corp. (TSX:DGC). Miner. Up $1.45, or 11.84 per cent, to $13.70 on 3.7 million shares.last_img read more

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Ohio State defeated Illinois Sunday 8-4 to snap a five-game losing streak and avoid being swept for the first time this season.Things were not looking good early for OSU as the Illini scored first, as they did in the first two games of the series.Illinois scored one run in the first and added three more in the second inning of starting pitcher Brett McKinney. Two consecutive Illini hitters reached base, one walked and one hit by a pitch, which allowed shortstop Josh Parr to bring both runners home on his second triple of the weekend. Parr scored on a single by center fielder Willie Argo.That is where the scoring stopped for Illinois.Ryan Dew, who is usually the designated hitter, made his first start in right field and connected on a solo home run to dead centerfield in the bottom of the second.Fueled by a great defensive play by right fielder Zach Hurley to save a run and end the top of the third, the Buckeyes added four more runs in the bottom of the inning to take the lead.After only scoring five runs in the first two games of the series combined, the Buckeye offense responded with eight runs on 15 hits.Dew and his high school teammate, second baseman Cory Kovanda, led the way with four hits apiece. Dew also had five RBIs and was a triple away from hitting for the cycle. The small crowd that endured 50-degree, windy conditions greeted Dew with applause as he was replaced by a pinch runner in the eighth inning.“I needed that, I was slumping a little bit,” Dew said. “When you play loose, that’s when you can play the best.”The whole team seemed to play loose. Theron Minium, who replaced McKinney after the third inning, pitched three scoreless innings to pick up the win and move to 3-2 on the season.The defense followed suit, as multiple diving stops were made to protect the lead, including one by Dew.“Today they came and tried to just stay focused on playing the game of baseball,” coach Bob Todd said. “They played a little more relaxed but still with focus.”That focus translated to a key win to move the Buckeyes to 9-9 in the Big Ten.The team plays Ball State next at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday at Bill Davis Stadium. read more

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Coach Thad Matta understands the complications of having such a young basketball team going through the rigors of the Big Ten season for the first time. But he says age is no excuse for poor play at this level. “They’ll tell you, I don’t hide behind the fact that freshmen do hit a wall,” Matta said Tuesday. “Just not here. That, to me, is a sign of weakness, a sign of softness. Those guys have to continue to bring it every day.” Freshmen standouts Jared Sullinger and Aaron Craft have played integral roles for the latest No. 1 team in the country, just more than halfway through their first season at Ohio State. Sullinger, the power forward who has started all 20 games and averaged a double-double with 17.9 points and 10.2 rebounds per game, credits his veteran teammates with preventing the team’s rookies from succumbing to the difficulties of Division I basketball. “It’s kind of hard to hit that wall when you have people like Jon Diebler, David Lighty, William Buford and Dallas Lauderdale always in your ear,” said the three-time Big Ten Player of the Week. “Their leadership and communication is always really big … because from day one they’ve been in our ear talking about how they need both (me and Craft) to play good basketball.” Matta and his veteran players have instilled maturity in the team’s freshmen during their first year as collegiate athletes. “We can’t be coming in as a freshman; we have to play like a sophomore or junior,” Sullinger said. “It really hits us. … We’re listening to them and focusing on what we have to do.” Through the first 10 weeks of the season, Sullinger won the Big Ten Freshman of the Week award eight times. Craft and Deshaun Thomas have won the award once. Seven games into the Big Ten schedule, OSU has faced what it expected: a slew of more talented, hungry and difficult opponents than what it saw early against non-conference foes. After cruising through their non-conference slate and winning their games by an average of 28.8 points, the Buckeyes have won their first seven conference games by 6.4 points per game. “I think a lot of it is keeping the foot on the pedal and constantly talking to them about getting better,” Matta said. Sullinger said his teammates have “no compassion at all” for the youngsters — an attitude conducive to mental toughness. “There (are) definitely times when they know they have to get after us. That’s just needed, and it’s understood as freshmen that they’re not doing it to pick on us; they’re not doing it to make fun of us or point us out,” Craft said. “But it’s definitely needed to get us on the right track. We couldn’t have stepped into a better group of leaders for us and all the freshmen on the team.” Although Craft’s 6.3 points and 4.9 assists per game don’t jump off the stat sheet, his strengths lie on the defensive end and controlling the tempo of the game as point guard. Craft recorded a career-high 19 points, along with seven assists, Jan. 15 in the team’s 69-66 win against Penn State. Being the nation’s top team comes with its own set of challenges, especially for a team that features as many freshmen as OSU does. Sullinger averages 30.5 minutes per game, Craft 27.9 and Thomas 16.0. But being a part of a top team is nothing new to Sullinger, who, alongside Craft, starred on one of the nation’s top AAU teams during his high school years. “We won three national championships in a row. After our first … we realized we had a target on our chest,” Sullinger said. “As freshmen, me and Craft are kind of used to it.” Although the team is doing everything it can to keep its younger players playing their best, Matta said there is no contingency plan for a drop in play from any of the team’s star freshmen. “You really can’t. You got to have a trust, got to have a belief in your players that they want to be good, want to be great and want to win,” Matta said. “If you see it, we just make practice harder.” read more

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 15, 2017 – Nassau – Deputy Permanent Secretary of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Chrystal Glinton updated the public from the NEMA office on Wednesday afternoon, September 13, 2017 on the circumstances of Hurricane Irma evacuees from Acklins, Crooked Island, Mayaguana Ragged Island, Inagua, and Bimini.She said some of those persons from Salina Point, Acklins, returned yesterday to help with post-hurricane clean-up.   Today, persons returned to Crooked Island and Mayaguana.   Tomorrow, they will return to Mayaguana and Acklins, and on Friday, persons will return to Acklins and Bimini.Ms. Glinton remarked that it is difficult for evacuees to mentally process the rapidly changing circumstances of a sudden evacuation and so the Psychology Association will assist them by through Disaster Mental Health sessions.In addition, she noted, the Prime Minister has initiated an exigency order so that persons from affected islands may purchase items duty/VAT free locally and abroad.   The order will last for 90 days for some islands, and 100 days for others.The public may contact NEMA at 242-300-0144 or 242-322-6081/5.  NEMA is available for calls until 11 p.m. daily.   Residents may also contact the respective island administrators.Press Release: BISBy: Sydnei Isaacslast_img read more

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