Limerick lights up a year sure to remember

first_img#SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up LIMERICK certainly was a lady this New Year’s Eve and she looked amazing as the city welcomed 2014 and it’s status as city of culture with all the celebration and ceremony it deserved.Packed with revelers braving the chill and the odd rain shower, the New Year’s Eve celebrations included a fairytale pageant parade, a stunning fireworks display over the River Shannon before the highlight event at Merchants Quay where Dolores O’Riordan performed live with the Irish Chamber Orchestra at an open air extravaganza.Joined by music sensations The Strypes and The Coronas, the performance of Limerick’s biggest music export and rock star was beamed to homes by RTE in conjunction with a countdown show in Dublin.2,500 lucky fans enjoyed other musical delights from SOAK and Armies.Earlier, performers from Music Generation took to Arthur’s Quay to perform the City of Culture song.Limerick’s year as the national City of Culture was welcomed and showcased with the biggest party the city has seen to date and kick starts a year of events spring boarding the city to heights of positivity.www.limerickcityofculture.ie has more information on upcoming events and details of the year long celebrations.Here’s to a year to remember and the positive legacy sure to remain in its wake. Previous articleHappy New Year – the only way is upNext articleBetting tips with PaddyPower admin TAGSfeaturedfull-imageMusic Limerick Advertisement Twitter Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Print Linkedin Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick center_img No vaccines in Limerick yet #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Facebook NewsBreaking newsLimerick lights up a year sure to rememberBy admin – January 1, 2014 605 Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email WhatsApplast_img read more

Climate instability during the last interglacial period recorded in the GRIP ice core

first_imgIsotope and chemical analyses of the GRIP ice core from Summit, central Greenland, reveal that climate in Greenland during the last interglacial period was characterized by a series of severe cold periods, which began extremely rapidly and lasted from decades to centuries. As the last interglacial seems to have been slightly warmer than the present one, its unstable climate raises questions about the effects of future global warming.last_img

Notre Dame football’s 273 home game sellout streak to end Saturday

first_imgAnnie Smierciak | The Observer Fans watch the Notre Dame football game against the University of Michigan in the stadium on Sept. 1, 2018.The current streak is the second longest in NCAA history, per the Tribune. The only streak that is longer is the University of Nebraska’s run of 373 sellouts, which is still active.Athletics director Jack Swarbrick said the streak itself was not a priority for the University, but rather the environment that accompanies home games.“It was never sort of important to me to keep it alive, but I understand why other people thought so,” Swarbrick said in the Tribune article. “It’s a point of distinction to a lot of people and our fans. … For me it’s always been: What’s the stadium environment like? Are we creating a great environment for our team and for our student-athletes? That you can say it’s also sold out is sort of a byproduct of that.”According to the Tribune, the sell-out streak has teetered on the brink of termination several times in the last several seasons. The Tribune referred to “creative” efforts on the part of the University to keep it going. Group ticket sales helped rectify the issue, Swarbrick said.“Group sales were a big part of keeping the streak going, too,” he said. “We’d go to somebody who was ‘a friend of Notre Dame’ and say, ‘Gee, can you help us with this game? Can you buy 50 tickets and distribute them to your employees?’ That would be an example.”Generally, such situations arise late in the season — especially in November, the Tribune reported. In past years, when there was only one game in November, Notre Dame could focus on finding buyers for the extra seats. But with three November home games against middling opponents, such a strategy would have proved ineffective, the article said.Notre Dame’s national reach is another factor contributing to the end of the streak, Swarbrick said.“When we’d have one game, we could clearly focus on it,” Swarbrick said in the article. “This is a circumstance, where you’ve got games in consecutive weeks in mid to late November, and so you don’t have some of the same strategies available to you. … And because of the number of our fans that travel (a great) distance to the stadium, is just a challenge for us. It’s endemic to that schedule. And we knew it a year and a half ago, as we were looking forward, that you know what, that might be the time where the streak ends.”The Tribune reported there has been some consternation with recent policy changes regarding ticket pricing. The school recently abandoned a system whereby all ticket prices were standard, regardless of seat location and opponent. Swarbrick defended the change on the grounds that it was fair to consumers.“It was basically an equity argument,” he said in the article. “The person who sat high in the end zone and the person who sat on the 50-yard line shouldn’t pay the same amount. We wanted to discount and create a lower price for corner seats and upper seats, and adjust the premium seats in the other direction.”The November game problem is not a temporary issue, Swarbrick said.“You can say limit the home games in November, but then is that fair to your football team to make them travel so much at the end of a season?” he said in the article. “You’re balancing the competitive desire to put yourself in a position with the (College Football Playoff) versus the challenges of selling games.”The Irish take on the Midshipmen of the U.S. Naval Academy at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.Tags: Jack Swarbrick, Naval Academy, Notre Dame football, Notre Dame Stadium Notre Dame football’s home sell-out streak of 273 games will end this weekend as the Irish take on Navy.According to the South Bend Tribune, this Saturday will mark the first time since Thanksgiving Day 1973 that Notre Dame Stadium will not be sold out for a home football game.last_img read more

New fund manager takes PUT into higher league

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As virus surges, Trump under pressure to adopt mask

first_imgPresident Donald Trump faced mounting bipartisan pressure Sunday to set an example by wearing a face mask, as his health secretary warned the “window is closing” to gain control of an explosion of infections in conservative-led US states.New coronavirus cases have been surging in more than half of US states, reaching record new highs after months of mitigation efforts applied unevenly across the country and sometimes contradictory messaging from the government.Hardest hit have been southern and western states that pushed for early economic reopenings.But the latest upsurge, pushing the nation’s total of declared cases over 2.5 million and its death toll past 125,000, has prompted a growing chorus of calls for much tougher rules and enforcement.”This is a very, very serious situation and the window is closing for us to take action and get this under control,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on CNN. Topics : ‘Long overdue’ Liz Cheney, a member of the House leadership, has tweeted a picture of her father, the former US vice president, wearing a mask under the words: “Dick Cheney says WEAR A MASK #realmenwearmasks”Vice President Mike Pence has sometimes worn masks in public but stopped short of advocating mask-wearing when he chaired the first briefing in two months of the White House coronavirus task force on Friday.Pence travelled Sunday to Texas for a briefing with Governor Abbott on the pandemic response, but has cancelled upcoming events in Arizona and Florida “out of an abundance of caution.”Asked why the administration hasn’t pushed harder for masks, Pence told CBS on Sunday that “we believe that every state has a unique situation” and that “we want to defer to governors” to decide on rules for their own states.Some Democrats want Trump not only to set an example but to mandate mask-wearing nationwide — including Trump’s White House rival Joe Biden who says he would seek to make masks compulsory in public spaces.Asked on ABC if she would support such a move, House speaker Nancy Pelosi called it “definitely long overdue. “We have the worst record of any country in the world. And the president says we’re making progress.”She added, “The president should be an example. Real men wear masks. Be an example to the country and wear the mask.”  ‘A unique position’ Azar was asked why Trump has refused to set an example by wearing a protective mask in public — even when standing next to mask-wearing health advisors — and reiterated the White House explanation that the president is tested daily and is “in a unique position” as a world leader.But many Republicans who are normally reluctant to criticize the president have been calling more insistently for mask use, with some urging a clearer example from the nation’s leader. “If wearing masks is important, and all the health experts tell us that it is… it would help if from time to time the president would wear one to help us get rid of this political debate that says if you’re for Trump, you don’t wear a mask, if you’re against Trump, you do,” Republican Senator Lamar Alexander said Sunday on CNN.In some areas, mask-wearing has taken on a political edge rather than being seen as a straightforward health choice.Among Republicans calling strongly for mask-wearing are Senator Marco Rubio of Florida — which has set daily records of new COVID-19 cases; Senate leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky; and Governor Greg Abbott of Texas, another state that has seen a major uptick in cases after moving aggressively to reopen its economy.In Phoenix, Governor Doug Ducey wore a mask on Thursday when he warned fellow Arizonans that “we are getting hit hard right now.” The best defense against COVID-19, he told local media, is to wear protective masks.last_img read more

Hank Banks January 27, 1942 – May 10, 2020

first_imgHank Banks, age 78 passed away Sunday, May 10, 2020 peacefully at his home in West Harrison, Indiana. Born January 27, 1942 in Owsley County, Kentucky the son of Carl and Lillie (Edwards) Banks.Hank married Sandra Miller on October 26, 1963 at Symrna Baptist Church in New Trenton, Indiana. He worked in maintenance at Dover Elevator for 31 years. Then at JTM in Harrison, OH and as a bus driver for Sunman Dearborn School District for over 10 years. He was a member of the Harmony Masonic Lodge #11 F&AM in Brookville, Indiana.Hank is survived by his wife Sandra Banks, his children Robbynn (Tedd) Collins, Tiffany Banks and Fred (Anna) Banks. Grandfather of Cassandra Collins, Kayla Banks, Ashley Banks, Luccas Collins, Sierra Ferguson. Great grandfather of Wynnter, Phoenix, Mackenzie and Laclan. Brother of Dallas Banks, Joe (Barb) Banks, Yvonne (Bert) Sandlin and Wanda (David) Hensley.Hank is preceded in death by his parents Carl and Lillie Banks, Son Kirby Banks, and brothers Lonnie and Wendell Banks.Visitation will be held Thursday, May 14, 2020 from 4:30-7:30 P.M. with Masonic services at 7:30 P.M. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 15, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. all at Jackman Hensley Funeral Home 215 Broadway St. Harrison, Ohio 45030. Burial will be at Gibson Cemetery in Bright, Indiana.Memorials may be directed to the family and/or Alzheimer’s Association c/o Jackman Hensley Funeral Home.last_img read more