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first_imgTwitter Advertisement Linkedin WhatsApp Miraculous medal placed around bullet proof vest MEMBERS of a local lay apostolate group are calling on the mothers of those involved in the city’s feud to invoke the assistance of Our Lady of Limerick.“There is no doubt that Our Lady has a plan for Limerick and she is the solution to the gang warfare in this region,” Eithne Egan, a member of the Legion of Mary’s Divine Mercy presidium told the Limerick Post.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Once the mothers of Limerick turn to Mary in prayer, their request will be responded to,” said Carlow-born Eithne, who claims to have had a re-conversion to her faith six years ago.The Legion, founded by Frank Duff in 1921, has sprung into media attention recently with a member of the notorious criminal gang, the Westies in Dublin, turning his back on a life of crime and becoming an active member of the Catholic lay organisation in the capital..Members of this city’s St Patrick’s parish-based presidium have already had a failed attempt to set up a Legion of Mary group in Moyross, although they maintain that it has been a worthwhile effort.“A good crowd turned up for the first few meetings but they found difficulty with having to attend a meeting every week and spending two hours a week on house visitation or hospital visitation work,” Legion member Esther McDonagh, from the Dublin Road told us.“There were some promising signs,” added Eithne Egan. “We were very well received by people of all ages and one young man, who claimed that he was wearing a bullet-proof vest for protection, was pleased to accept a miraculous medal from us which he pinned onto his jacket”.The Legion of Mary have been conducting a recruitment drive in the city over the past few weeks with Eithne Egan addressing the congregation at five Sunday Masses in St John’s Cathedral.“Recruitment, particularly of men, is difficult,” Eithne told the Post, “and at present the Legion has 50 members in Limerick, only four of which are male.  The public perception of the Legion is one of a bunch of holy Marys who go around telling people to say their prayers, but that is not accurate.  “Recent years has seen more young people joining the Legion and the vast majority of the membership now is in the region of mid to late 30s and early 40s. Our Lady continues to play a big role in this world and we have to answer the call to do her work”.The Legion of Mary is the largest apostolic organisation of lay people in the Catholic Church, with well over three million active members in almost every country of the world.  It has been active in Ireland since the 1920s, has been approved by the last six Popes, and was endorsed by the Second Vatican Council. The main purpose is to give glory to God through the sanctification of its members.The organisation in Limerick hit peak membership in the 1960s with one all-male presidium having close on 20 members.Efforts to bring back the Legion’s book barrow to Limerick’s streets, have, however, so far failed.“We made a major effort this year to have the barrow in the Parkway Shopping Centre, but the fee for one day was beyond our means,” Eithne told the Post.The Limerick Legion of Mary lost one of most devoted members recently with the death of Phyllis Connaughton, who had held a variety of officerships in the organisation over almost six decades.Ms Connaughton was a former manageress of the Saxone Shoe Shop, which was on the corner of O’Connell Street and William Street, Anybody interested in joining the Legion of Mary should contact Eithe at  087 4126639. NewsLocal NewsMothers of city’s feuding gangs told to turn to prayerBy admin – December 20, 2008 646 center_img Facebook Email Print Previous articleScallop and leek tartlet with saffron hollandaiseNext articlePlea to Aer Lingus to reopen Shannon service adminlast_img read more

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first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print WhatsApp NewsBreaking newsRiver search continuesBy Bernie English – January 13, 2015 674 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedincenter_img Facebook THE LIMERICK Search and Rescue team along with Bunratty Search and Rescue have boats conducting two sweeps a day in a bid to find a man who was seen entering the waters of the Shannon two days before Christmas.The search is now concentrating on a stretch of water from the Shannon Bridge down river. A massive search, including dive teams was conducted over Christmas.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Meanwhile, fears that the presence of the Coastguard helicopter in the sky over Limerick on Tuesday might signal another tragedy in the city were allayed when the Search and Rescue team confirmed they had not been called out for any purpose other than the ongoing search. Previous articleNurses vote for actionNext articleSnow joke 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. Email TAGScoastguardfeaturedhelicopterlimerickrescuesearchShannon Twitter Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

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first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Facebook Facebook Donegal fishing boat escorted to safety off Cork coast 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest By News Highland – December 1, 2011 Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Google+center_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Previous articleNorthwest MEP fears Euro could failNext articleChildren’s Minister not ruling out a full inquiry into Raphoe abuse News Highland WhatsApp Newsx Adverts Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal A Coast Guard helicopter and lifeboat last night carried pumping equipment to an Donegal fishing vessel which began taking in water.The trawler, the Paul Stephen, with four people on board, was about 18 miles south-east of Cork Harbour when the alert was raised.Weather conditions were rough, with force-eight winds and five-metre-high waves.The 17-metre trawler, out of Greencastle, was escorted to Ballycotton on her own steam as the crew used buckets to bail out water.The vessel arrived in Ballycotton at about 11pm last evening Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – February 16, 2018 Facebook Previous articleNational Ambulance Service refute claims Donegal service in disarrayNext articleMore details emerge from NPF meeting as Donegal investment outlined News Highland Twitter Pinterest Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Homepage BannerNews Pinterestcenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Strabane Out of Hours service could lead to unnecessary deaths -McCrossan A West Tyrone MLA is warning that the current level of Out of Hours services in Strabane will ultimately lead to unnecessary deaths.The Permanent Secretary of the Department of Health in the North has confirmed no provision will be made for extra out of hours services in the town, despite the dwindling of services over the past number of years.West Tyrone MLA Daniel McCrossan says the people of Strabane are continually being let down by the Department of Health:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/mccrossanweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more

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first_imgThe diving behaviour of 11 lactating female Antarctic fur seals (Arctocephalus gazella) was recorded for a total of 254 animal-days at sea. Median and maximum dive depths for individuals varied from 8 to 19 m and from 82 to 181 m, respectively, and median and maximum dive durations from 0.75 to 1.17 min and from 2.8–10.0 min, respectively. Theoretical aerobic diving limits were exceeded on  20 m) by having slower rates of descent and ascent and by being confined to the mixed layer at the ocean surface, as judged by records of sea temperature obtained concurrently with records of depth. Dives were grouped into bouts, defined by inflexion points observed in the cumulative probability distribution of surface interval after probit transformation. Bouts (defined by preceding and succeeding surface intervals lasting 13–24 min) occurred within a diel pattern of diving activity, with 74–85% of dives occurring at night. The pattern of diving, in terms of division into bouts, showed greater differences between individual seals than did dive depth and duration. Dives tended to be shorter and shallower later in lactation. Most variation in diving behaviour between individuals was in terms of the proportion of available time spent foraging, bout frequency, and bout duration. The foraging strategy in the Antarctic fur seal is geared to exploiting prey within the surface mixed layer.last_img read more

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first_imgAn area of mudwave development has been identified from the northwestern Powell Basin, northern Weddell Sea, Antarctica. The wave-field is located near the base of the continental slope in water depths of 2800–3100 m, along the pathway of Antarctic Bottom Water (AABW) flow from the Weddell Sea. The waves are presently active, migrating up a low angle (0.6°) slope to the northwest. They are typically 20–50 m in amplitude and 2–4 km in wavelength, and cover an area greater than 1000 km2. Swath mapping and high-resolution multi-channel seismic reflection profiling across the area show that the waves developed in association with basin floor channels and strongly current-influenced sediments. Acoustically, the sediments can be divided into three units. The uppermost unit, C, is 0.5 s twt (two-way time) thick with highly continuous, parallel reflectors displaying well-developed waveforms mimicking those at the seabed and, towards the southeast, a basin floor channel. Unit B is up to 0.8 s twt thick, with strong and continuous subhorizontal reflectors. In the mid-upper section of B are developed buried sinusoidal wave-forms and a base of slope depression or `moat’ and a sediment drift which is infilled and buried, the reflector pattern suggesting sediment supply under current control alongslope, interpreted as contouritic sediments. A lower transparent unit, A, is 1–1.5 s twt thick, with occasional reflectors. The original construction of the waves may have been by turbidity currents predominantly supplied from the basin floor channels. Present-day deposition across the waves is maintained by fine-grained sediment as a result of the lateral transfer of distal turbidites from the basin floor channels by bottom currents. It is suggested that the initiation of current-influenced sedimentation was closely linked to the onset of AABW flow during the Early Miocene, following the separation of the South Orkney Microcontinent and the opening of the Powell Basin during the Late Oligocene.last_img

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first_img Brad James Tags: Andy Hess/Dan Horner/Jacob Wagstaff/Jayce Frampton/Preston Summerhays/Tyler Savage Written by June 15, 2018 /Sports News – Local USU Men’s Golfer Andy Hess Advances to Friday Play at Utah State Amateur FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailFARMINGTON, Utah-Thursday, Utah State men’s golfer Andy Hess won a pair of matches at the Utah State Amateur to advance to the quarterfinals at the Oakridge Country Club.Hess will take on teenager Preston Summerhays, the latest generation of the prestigious Utah golf royalty family Friday in the quarterfinals.The #31 seed, Hess bested #47 seed Riley Morgan in 19 holes while Summerhays, the #23 seed, bested #55 Jacob Wagstaff 3 and 1 as well as #7 Tyler Savage 6 and 4.The winner of this matchup faces the winner of the Jayce Frampton-Dan Horner matchup at 12:30 pm MDT.last_img read more

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first_imgADDITIONAL COMPETENCIESTo perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstratethe following competencies to perform the essential functions ofthe position:Core Ethics and Values Contribute Knowledge to the Discipline – Compelled by theopportunity to contribute through research, scholarshipprofessional practice or creativity. Reports student outcomes and uses this information for teachingand learning improvements Assesses student performance onpapers/examinations/projectsCommunicates with program director (and course coordinator ifteaching a multi-section course) regarding student difficulties orissues that ariseEnsures consistent content and testing, if a multi-sectioncourseCompletes annual self-evaluation of teaching performance; setsgoals for improvement OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESMay perform other duties and responsibilities that management maydeem necessary from time to time.TRAVEL REQUIREMENTSSome travel may be required.POSITION IN ORGANIZATIONREPORTS TO: Academic Program DirectorPOSITIONS SUPERVISED: NoneTECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL, and PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIREDTo perform this job successfully an individual must be able toperform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listedbelow are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilityrequired. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based onperformance of each essential function. Appropriate reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilitiesto perform essential functions.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEExperience with distance learning preferred.Terminal degree preferred. Post- professional master’sdegree or clinical doctorate with demonstrated clinical expertisewith plans to obtain a terminal degree will be consideredPrior teaching experience preferred [could includeonline]Experience in scholarly activity preferredA minimum of 3 years of clinical experience in the area ofcourse content requiredWorking knowledge of educational theory and methodology Operational Technical Teaching Delivery/Learning Facilitation Skills: Manages small,large, blended, hybrid, and/or online classrooms, monitoring andensuring participation, managing one’s own and students’ time andattention effectively.Academic Discipline Expertise: Has sufficient credentials,industry expertise, and/or experience in the discipline to eachaccording to the standards and qualifications required. LICENSURE and/or CERTIFICATIONFaculty Members must be appropriately credentialed, possess anearned degree from an accredited institution or recognized by acountry’s ministry of education in the discipline being taught, andbe licensed or license-eligible in order to teach in specificprograms.BUSINESS COMPETENCIES Keeps course content current and as necessary, aligned withcourse consistency policy Completes all course management requirements to meet programdeadlinesPrepares and delivers course contentMonitors student progress; gives feedback as appropriateFacilitates student participation in learning activitiesServes as student-to-university liaison Drives Engagement – Makes students feel welcome, understoodand valued. Creates a learning environment that is compelling,challenging and productive. The mission of The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciencesis the development of professional health care practitionersthrough innovation, individualized, and quality classroom,clinical, and distance education. GENERAL SUMMARYA contributing faculty member at the University of St. Augustinefor Health Sciences (USAHS) provides engaging clinically-focusedlearning opportunities for students in the health scienceprofessions, through face-to-face, blended, and/or online deliverymethods.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESMaintains expertise in content areaPromotes student success through optimal studentengagement Recommends course improvements for upcoming semester Teaching Delivery/Learning Facilitation Skills – Managessmall, large, blended, hybrid and/or online classrooms, monitoringand ensuring participation, managing one’s own and students’ timeand attention effectively. Committed to Mission and Values: Has a clear understanding ofinstitution’s mission and values. Has a passion for facilitatinglearning and for enabling students to navigate their own learningjourney. Communicates Effectively – Adapts oral and writtencommunication approach and style to the audience and based on themessage. Also listens attentively to others. Promotes professionalism by modeling such behaviors inside andoutside the classroom setting; promotes inter-professionaldialogCollaborates with necessary departments to support a positiveteam environmentUpholds University core values, policies and procedures Accountable -Takes personal responsibility for own goals andoutcomes to ensure student success. Establishes clear expectations,follows through on commitments to students and holds themaccountable for assignments and performance Education Design – Designs learning experiences closelylinked to learning outcomes including lesson planning, design ofproject, work integrated, group learning experiences, orinteractive learning objects. Has depth of expertise in pedagogy,andragogy and overall learning effectiveness. Collaborative – Works cooperatively with others across theinstitution and beyond, including the community and throughpartnerships. Represents own interests while being inclusive andfair to others. Communicates Effectively: Adapts oral and written communicationapproach and style to the audience and based on the message.Drives Engagement: Makes students feel welcomed, understood,and valued. Creates a learning environment that is compelling,challenging, and productive. Committed to Mission and Values – Has a clear understandingof institution’s mission and values. Has a passion for facilitatinglearning and for enabling students to navigate their own learningjourney. Academic Discipline Expertise – Has sufficient credentials,industry expertise and/or experience in the discipline to teachaccording to the standards and qualifications required. WORK ENVIRONMENTWork is performed primarily in a standard office environment butmay involve exposure to moderate noise levels. Work involvesoperation of personal computer equipment for six to eight hoursdaily and includes physical demands associated with a traditionaloffice setting, e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and otherphysical functions as necessary.The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is an equalopportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against anyemployee or applicant for employment because of age, race,religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or nationalorigin.last_img read more

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first_imgHis Royal Highness Prince Turki al-Faisal of Saudi Arabia spoke in the Oakeshott Room of Lincoln College to an audience of approximately fifty students on Tuesday night, hosted by the Oxford University Philosphy, Politics and Economics Society (PPESoc). The event marked al-Faisal’s last address in the United Kingdom as Saudi ambassador to the UK and Ireland before becoming Ambassador to the United States later this year. He has held his previous position since 2003.In his speech, Prince al-Faisal stated “terrorism is the single biggest threat to peace and stability in the Middle East,” adding that terrorism “is the creation of twisted minds.”  He discussed numerous meetings he has had with Osama bin Laden during the 1980s, as well as attempts to capture the head of al-Qaeda.  The Prince was adamant to assert that Saudi Arabia has, not and does not support terrorists.  He also said that Saudi Arabia is as concerned about recent terrorist attacks, and about terrorists springing up across his country, as those countries that have suffered attacks.  Prince al-Faisal said he believes that the “deepest wound” fueling terrorism in the Middle East is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  Following his speech, the Prince answered questions from the audience on topics including the war in Iraq, the influence of al-Jazeera television, education systems in Saudi Arabia, and accusations that the Syrian government are supporting terrorism.The prince served 24 years as the Head of the Saudi external intelligence service.  He is the son of the late King Faisal and brother of Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal.Mohan Rao, Magdalen College, President of the PPE society said “I thought that his talk was engaging and compelling – His Royal Highness covered a wide range of ground, and gave an interesting insight into the main causes of radicalisation among young Muslims today.” “It was also very kind of him to take part in a question-and-answer session after his talk – again, he showed an exceptional command of detail, and also a sense of humour and ready wit” he added.Last year, Prince al-Faisal won a case of libel against Paris-Match magazine over claims that he himself was linked to the 11 September terrorist attacks.ARCHIVE: 1st week MT 2005last_img read more

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first_imgYours truly,John Di Genio Dear Editor:Soon, that time of year will be upon us when little ghosts and goblins take to the streets chanting their familiar greeting: “Trick or Treat.” To get us in the proper “spirit,” I would like to take the opportunity to present some brief — but interesting — Halloween stories. As you know, Jersey City is an old municipality with a rich and fascinating history. As such, there are some pretty good ghost yarns associated with some of the buildings in Jersey City. St. Joseph’s Church on Pavonia Avenue is the first stop on this supernatural tour. There is something rather unusual in the steeple.Since the early part of the 20th Century, people have reported seeing a pair of strange, oval “eyes” in the church’s bell tower. These “Eyes of St. Joseph” appear during the evening hours at irregular intervals. They usually have a florescent, yellowish glow to them. However, they have occasionally been observed with “red streaks.” No one is quite sure what these “eyes” really are. In the past, the priests have sprinkled flour in the belfry, hoping that the footprints of a prankster would be discovered. However, no footprints were ever found. Some claim that phosphorous gases cause the “eyes.” Others prefer a more paranormal explanation — Ghosts. According to one tale, a former sexton supposedly uttered the words “I’m going to the tower with the others” right before he died. Hepburn Hall, New Jersey City University (formerly Jersey City State College), is said to house the ghost of Margaret Williams. Allegedly, bizarre, unexplainable noises are heard in the Margaret Williams Auditorium and in one of the classrooms adjacent to the assembly hall. It has been suggested that the ghost of Margaret Williams can be seen on certain nights walking along the top of the tower. Of course, the campus security could have fabricated this story to keep curious students from ascending to the top of the tower. The first Jersey City “ghost story” that I have ever heard had to do with a “haunting” at St. Boniface Church on First Street during the late 1960s. Purportedly, a malevolent entity wreaked havoc inside the church by shredding the clerical vestments and angrily tossing sacramental items in the ready room. Naturally, when we heard the story, it caused quite a commotion in the neighborhood. Looking back on it, I firmly believe that the pastor told us this “ghost story” to keep us from going into the church at night. Needless to say, it worked! There are other buildings and private residences throughout Hudson County that supposedly entertain “spectral visitors.” Why not find out more about some of these local legends and folk tales surrounding Jersey City and Hudson County? Who knows what weird items of interest you may find. May you have a safe and enjoyable Halloween!last_img read more

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