Only the beginning for Limerick political revolutionary Cian

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live A big thank you to his supporters from Cllr Cian Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A big thank you to his supporters from Cllr Cian Prendiville.ANTI Austerity Alliance councillor Cian Prendiville who was just 278 votes short of unseating Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan in the General Election warned this week that his party are here to stay.Cllr Prendiville, who received a total of 6,774 votes, was back out on the streets of Limerick City this Monday to thank all those who voted for the AAA.“We are here to stay, and this election is just the beginning of a political revolution,” he insisted.“The political elite is in free fall. Their time is passing, and our political revolution has only just begun.”Cllr Prendiville also appealed to all those who voted for him and the AAA, to now take the next step and get involved in building this new movement for workers and young people by joining up.“I see a lot of talk about how Fianna Fáil gained votes in Limerick, and obviously they did. However, far bigger than any swing to Fianna Fail was the huge swing to AAA. We can add to this the 2,500 people who gave their first preference to O’Dea, largely because they felt they owed him a favour but then voted for us as a statement of their desire for real change,” he claimed.“Don’t believe the hype, this election is still Fianna Fáil’s second worst election in the history of the State. In fact, they have even gone down across the country compared to the percentage vote they got in the local elections two years ago. The real story of this election is the collapse of the political elite and the huge breakthrough made by the AAA in building a real alternative,” he concluded. Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Previous articleHermitage Green launch ‘Save Your Soul’ this Saturday at HMV LimerickNext articleLimerick woman rescued from bridge over River Shannon Alan Jacques RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Print NewsLocal NewsOnly the beginning for Limerick political revolutionary CianBy Alan Jacques – March 3, 2016 760 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSAnti Austerity AllianceCllr Cian Prendivillegeneral election 2016limerick Emaillast_img read more

Utah governor has ‘no plans’ to shut down state, despite rising COVID-19 cases

first_imgfermate/iStockBy ELLA TORRES, ABC News(SALT LAKE CITY) — Utah’s governor said he has “no plans” to shut down the economy, directly pushing back at a public health official who warned that as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the state, “a complete shutdown” may be the only way to curb the spread.Dr. Angela Dunn, Utah’s epidemiologist, made the dire warning in a memo obtained by ABC Salt Lake affiliate KTVX on Monday.“All of our goals are aligned — keep the economy open and prevent deaths/ illnesses. We are quickly getting to a point where the only viable option to manage spread and deaths will be a complete shutdown. This might be our last chance for course correction. Contact tracing and testing alone will not control this outbreak,” Dunn wrote.Dunn encouraged the state to put a pause on any more loosening of restrictions until July 1 and mandate that face coverings be worn.“This might be our last chance for course correction,” Dunn wrote.Despite Dunn’s memo, Gov. Gary Herbert said in a statement he has “no plans to shut down Utah’s economy.”“Dr. Dunn’s internal memo raises alarm about the increasing COVID-19 cases in Utah. I appreciate her analysis and share many of her concerns. We will work to stem this tide, but I have no plans to shut down Utah’s economy,” he wrote on Twitter.Herbert urged Utahns to protect themselves “by following our common sense guidelines for social distancing, good hand hygiene and especially the use of face coverings.”Utah is one of a handful states that have seen an increase in hospitalizations, deaths and rate of positivity, according to an ABC News analysis of state-released data compiled by the COVID Tracking Project. The rate of positivity measures how many tests are positive for COVID-19 compared to the amount of tests run.The state entered the yellow phase of its COVID-19 response on May 15 and the surge in new cases began about 12 days later, according to KTVX.The following day, the state reported the largest single-day number of new virus cases for the third consecutive day.There are 17,906 COVID-19 cases in the state so far, according to the Utah Department of Health. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

M&G to transfer €7bn to Luxembourg ahead of Brexit

first_imgUK-based asset manager M&G is planning to transfer four of its funds to Luxembourg to remove uncertainty for non-UK investors ahead of the country exiting the EU.The funds are worth a combined €7bn and are offered exclusively to non-UK investors, despite being domiciled in London.Anne Richards, chief executive of M&G, said: “With little clarity yet on the outcome of the negotiations between the UK and the rest of the European Union on its future trading relationship, we believe it is prudent to take action now to protect the interests of our international customers.“The proposals to transfer the assets of these four funds have a primary aim – to minimise disruption for our investors. Approval of the transfer will ensure they retain access to the same strategies and the same fund managers.” Luxembourg’s regulator, the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier, and the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority have both given the transfer the green light. The proposal will be put to investors in the four funds in September with a view to moving the assets to the fund manager’s existing SICAV in November, according to a statement from M&G.The four funds affected are:M&G Dynamic AllocationM&G Income AllocationM&G Prudent Allocation (to be renamed M&G Conservative Allocation)M&G European Inflation Linked Corporate BondData from trade body the Investment Association (IA) showed that non-UK investors had £73.7bn (€83.5bn) invested in UK-domiciled funds managed by IA members at the end of April. Meanwhile, UK investors had £107.7bn invested in non-UK domiciled funds. Ireland and Luxembourg are the primary homes for these funds.Earlier this year, David Suetens, managing director of State Street in Luxembourg, told IPE there could be “some re-shuffling of products and investors” ahead of the outcome of the UK and EU negotiations being known. State Street helped M&G set up its Luxembourg operation.Suetens said: “Promoters will most likely re-direct EU investors to EU-based vehicles and keep OIECs [UK investment vehicles] as local distribution products. This said, to the extent regulatory frameworks for funds remain comparatively equivalent between the UK and the EU, and consumers are still allowed to purchase cross border… the choice ultimately will still reside with the investor who will set the course.”last_img read more

It’s pretty simple and it’s the best way to earn big property profits

first_imgHaesley Cush said the best way to achieve property profits was to play the long term game.Bidding started low at $420,000, but then things really started to pump. Back and forth the bids went: $450,000, $475,000, $500,000, $525,000 all the way to $715,000, when things paused.The bid was then raised to $750,000 and “once, twice, third time and sold!”If this home was worth approximately $150,000 in 1998, then that’s a five times return over the last 20 years and that includes a GFC! Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAndrew Winter: How to negotiate a better price00:51 This house at 29 Truscott St, Moorooka sold at auction for $750,000. Picture: have always had a clear memory of the day a buyer walked in to Ray White Moorooka wanting to spend $200,000.It was 1998, it was my third year as an agent and I was 20. I was sitting at my desk at the front of our office in the Moorvale Village, on Moorooka’s high street and the sun was beaming in past the window cards in the front window filling the room with light.The man walked up to my desk and said “G’day, I’d like to buy a low-set house. I’d like it on either the high side of Moorooka or in Tarragindi and I have up to $200,000 to spend”.I looked up from my desk in amazement. THIS PROJECT WILL CHANGE BRISBANE’S PROPERTY MARKET Two hundred thousand dollars, who on earth has two hundred thousand dollars to buy a house. To give you some context, the average price property we were selling was $120,000 and the really good homes, on the high side of Moorooka or in Tarragindi, would sell in the high $100,000s.Which brings us to today. On Wednesday night I called an auction at 29 Truscott St, Moorooka for Michael Nolan. The house is a two-storey brick home, on the high side of Moorooka, but it is in need of a face lift.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agocenter_img I’m regularly questioned about the best way to make money in real estate and the answer I give is always the same. Buy what you can afford and plan to hold it forever. If I had of told the buyer in 1998 that his house would be worth $750,000 in 20 years, he would react the same way this buyer will if I tell them it would be worth $3.75 million in 2038. Who knows what will play out, but the mind boggles when you think about it.last_img read more

Hockey Hall of Fame 2019: Frank Brown can’t fully put Elmer Ferguson honor into words

first_img2019 HHOF class: Carbonneau | Nedomansky | Wickenheiser | Zubov | Rutherford | York | HughsonGrowing up in Manhattan, Brown realized at age 7, while watching the 1959 World Series between the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers, that he wanted to be involved in sports. While serving as a broadcaster or analyst was not in his wheelhouse, he quickly realized he had a gift for words — and a love for hockey.”I walked down the aisle at the old (Madison Square) Garden and saw the ice, and heard the organ music and heard the puck slapping off of wooden sticks and the whooshing of the skates on the ice . . . and I was just pierced right through the heart,” he told Sporting News of attending his first NHL game at the age of 13.That first game in 1965 set Brown on a collision course with becoming one of the most prolific writers of his generation and someone who would cover some of the biggest moments in the history of the sport. First with The Associated Press and then the New York Daily News, Brown covered the “Miracle on Ice” in 1980 and Stanley Cup championship wins by the Montreal Canadiens in the late ’70s, the dynastic New York Islanders in the early ’80s and the New York Rangers in 1994 as the franchise ended its 54-year dry spell.”At last. At long, long last, the Rangers are Stanley Cup champions,” Brown wrote as he watched years of futility come to an end at the Garden on June 14, 1994. Canucks fans are sad today. What a shame. Ranger-haters everywhere are miserable today. The hell with them. Ranger fans are ecstatic today. They should be. All the ghosts are gone. The tortured spirits can rest. 1940 is just a number now. Because the Rangers are champions.Brown’s writing connected with readers across the five boroughs of New York City. His words resonated with New York sports fans because, as he put it, he was “channeling the emotions, the frustrations, the passions, the craziness of the fans, through myself out my fingers into the copy.” He took his responsibility as their representative to heart — to get the story that brought them inside the rink, inside the team and inside the locker room.”It was a sacred trust,” he said. “It was not something to be taken lightly. If you get that access, if you get that ability to connect with the people that the audience is paying to watch, and they’re paying to read, they’re paying me to read my stuff . . . I couldn’t let them down. I couldn’t disrespect the honor. I couldn’t disrespect the audience.”Like the career of the late Elmer Ferguson, the clicking of the typewriter defined Brown’s work in those early years, before today’s computers and Twitter and instant reaction; do not, however, call him a typist. As he put it, he was a writer whose purpose was engaging, informing and entertaining and providing “at least one thing that they may not have seen, may not have thought about or had no opportunity to have heard.”Herb Brooks. Scotty Bowman. Bob Johnson. Ken Hitchcock. Mark Messier. Ken Dryden. Mario Lemieux. Guy Lafleur. Those were just some of the coaches and players Brown could consistently go to for the information he needed to elevate the story; however, he also wouldn’t hesitate to break away from the reporting pack. As a staff writer, the lead hockey writer at the AP, the Daily News’ Rangers beat writer or a columnist, his objective was to stand back, find other angles and talk to the fourth-liners — or even the equipment guy.”Don’t be afraid,” he asserted. “Don’t be afraid to be yourself, to believe in your words to know that only you could tell the story the way that you tell it. . . . Find the connection to your reader so that whatever it is, it’s authentic and it’s modest and it’s respectful of the language and the audience and the story.”Good Sir or Madam, wherever you are, wherever you were, thank you for the Cup that makes hockey better than any other sport. Men will work all their lives for the privilege of crying over the Cup. — excerpt from Frank Brown’s essay in “Why Is the Stanley Cup in Mario Lemieux’s Swimming Pool?: How Winners Celebrate with the World’s Most Famous Cup”Every morning the newspaper would be tossed onto the white concrete steps of a residence on a quiet block in the middle of Brooklyn. The New York Daily News belonged to my grandmother, but every morning before I was driven to elementary school or the bus came to whisk me away across the borough to junior high or when I returned home after filling my head with math or history or science, my fingers flipped through the pages, scanning until the byline of Frank Brown appeared.His words were magic; they danced across the newsprint, turning the intricacies of a 60-minute tilt into a poetic story that captivated this young reader and others. He validated what we saw on a nightly basis while also illuminating things that may have been missed or to which we were not privy. As Brown said, “My essence, my burning fire was hockey,” and he brought that love of the game to — and stoked the fire in — his readers over the course of almost three decades.Back on that cloudy day in New York, in the conference room overlooking the city where he once dominated the sports media, Brown peered through those yellowing pages of clips from his time with the Daily News. It transported him back and filled his mind with just the sheer volume of his work and the memories of people and moments, of walking out of the press box every night feeling that he did the best job each and every night.The team gets defined not by its name or its jersey but by the triumphs, the feelings it inspires and the people with whom those feelings get shared. When one season ends, for better or worse, you count the days until opening night, when you can climb inside the concrete puck again and be whatever it is you are.”To see your name on a piece is an out-of-body experience,” he said. “To see your photo on a column in a paper like this is is a pinch-me moment. Are you serious? Right. But then to imagine your face on glass in the Hall of Fame, you can’t — I’m not that good. I’m not good enough to put that, to capture the meaning of that.”It has been almost eight months since Brown received the call from then-PHWA president Mark Spector telling him he would be the 2019 Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award recipient. Eight months to ponder and enjoy, to delve into the world of Elmer and his intricacies. While he has written his speech and is prepared for the moment, he still has trouble grasping the honor as the calendar has turned to November.”You don’t devote your career to getting into the Hall of Fame; you don’t,” he said. “You devote your career to writing the best story of the day. Write the best story in the paper. That was it. That’s what I want to do. I want the best story in the paper, every damn day. You don’t do this with this in mind. So that means you don’t ever consider if your peers say, ‘Yeah, you’re in. You’re in, you’re getting a plaque.'”For it to happen now, for it to happen at all, it’s surreal. It’s surreal. And, and, it’s indescribable. It’s, it’s indescribable and I laugh at the fact that I’m getting a plaque for finding the right words — and I can’t really find the right ones for this.” NEW YORK — Frank Brown sat across the table in a conference room perched high above Manhattan. He leaned back in his chair and took his time. He had just spent some time looking through old, yellowing clips from his days as a newspaperman with a smile that could light up Broadway. For once, a man who spent an entire career — 28 years, in fact — finding the right words appeared to be at a loss for themBrown, the 2019 recipient of the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award for excellence in hockey journalism as voted by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association, needed a moment to collect his thoughts on what it meant to have his peers select him for a place in the Hockey Hall of Fame.”You know,” he said after a long, emotional pause, “it’s so complicated because we all read each other because we all needed to know if somebody had a story that we needed to match, that we needed to surpass. . . . And when writers read writers, they’re as critical as they can be and the bar is set so high.”So, to have a preponderance of the electorate say that he meets this standard . . . our standard, adds a deep level of meaning and impact to the experience. Will I ever be able to process it? No.”last_img read more

Woe for Wenger as Man City cruise past Arsenal again

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Beleaguered Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger called on his players to show they can meet the club’s standards after a second humbling 3-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City in five days on Thursday.City moved 16 points clear at the top of the Premier League as fresh from claiming their first silverware of the Pep Guardiola era in the League Cup final on Sunday, the visitors scored three times in the opening 33 minutes as Arsenal disintegrated once more in front of a sparse crowd at the Emirates.Bernardo Silva, David Silva and Leroy Sane were on target to inflict a third straight defeat on Arsenal and leave them 10 points adrift of the Premier League top four in sixth place. The lines around the pitch were painted blue ahead of kick-off in case an expected snow shower covered the field.Unfortunately for the home fans that did brave the cold, that was the only novelty on a night of familiar failings from Wenger’s men, who have now lost seven times in 12 games this year.“Do you want the fans to be happy when you are 3-0 down? I am surprised you are surprised,” continued Wenger.“It was combination of the weather conditions and the fact we had a big disappointment on Sunday.”Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 And a night to forget for the Gunners was complete when £56 million ($79 million) club record signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang saw his second-half penalty saved by Ederson.“You go up by stairs and come down by the lift, that is what happens with confidence,” said Wenger. “We have to show we have the level to be at Arsenal football club.”However, the Frenchman again refused to accept it is inevitable that his 22-year stay as boss is coming to a sad end.center_img “I am confident that nothing is permanent in life,” added Wenger. “It is down to how you respond and the focus and effort you show to turn things around.”Sub-zero temperatures and the apathy caused by Arsenal’s display at Wembley on Sunday saw thousands of seats go unoccupied at the Emirates.last_img read more

City of Lacey PSE Natural Gas Main Relocation Project Begins July…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of LaceyOn Monday, July 30, Puget Sound Energy (PSE) will begin a project to relocate a section of natural gas pipeline on Pacific Avenue SE near the intersection of Carpenter Road SE. PSE expects the project to take up to five weeks. Work will take place Mondays through Saturdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The City of Lacey does not anticipate any road closures; however, motorists may experience traffic delays and alternate routes are advised during project hours.While not a City of Lacey project, city officials want residents to be aware. “This is a major intersection and we want residents to know about the project so they can make alternate travel arrangements, if necessary,” said Roger Schoessel, city engineer.If you have questions about the project, contact Francisco Reyna, PSE Project Manager, at [email protected] or (888) 404-8773, and reference project #109089196.last_img read more