Let’s rock

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first_imgNewsLocal NewsLet’s rockBy admin – September 6, 2012 666 Linkedin Advertisement Previous article‘City needs positive branding’ – Cllr LeddinNext articleDiocese survivors paid €323,000 admin Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook EDITORIAL – SO Limerick city has the lowest hotel rate in Ireland and Kilkenny boasts the highest.Talk about a Tale of of Two Cities. Kilkenny, undoubtedly a very attractive small city, certainly has a lot to offer the visitor in terms of history, culture and festival activity but while comparisons are odious, Limerick city, gateway to the Mid West, is in itself, a city that is steeped in colourful and dramatic history, also has a rich backdrop of indigenous industry and a river and its lore that has assumed resurrected status as one of the most significant features in the masterplan currently in progress for a radical redevelopment of the city centre.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Meantime, however, Limerick could be energising itself to draw in more visitors. And a straightforward way of doing so is, according to the Labour city councillor, Joe Leddin, by developing and launching a successful programme of attractive events that are available throughout the year.This is not a radical, way-out idea – it makes sound sense to provide as many feasible and attractive reasons to visit and remain in a city as is possible.And let’s face it – the number of live entertainment events and performances in Limerick city has declined hugely. We need a city centre cinema, a concert venue and dedicated public areas of the city, including the river banks and parks where band recitals, jazz sessions, musicians and street entertainers can  attract the passers-by.But we also need high profile performance events that offer big time names and world-class performers and to pave the way, a festival that brings originality, colour, excitement and VISITORS. Print Emaillast_img read more


Limerick Fine Gael to mark centenary of women’s suffrage

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first_imgTwitter Print Email Linkedin Facebook NewsPoliticsLimerick Fine Gael to mark centenary of women’s suffrageBy Editor – January 6, 2018 2033 Advertisement WhatsApp Lavinia Duggan, Limerick City Director of Elections; Clodagh Murray, Young Fine Gael; Deirdre Clune MEP; Taoiseach Leo Varadkar; Cllr Sharon Tolan and Geraldine Gregan, Clare Constituency Chairperson at the launch of the Fine Gael suffrage centenary celebration.The Fine Gael organisation in Limerick will play a central role in the party’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote in Ireland with a year-long programme of events and activities.Launching the programme which will highlight the contribution women have made to Irish public life, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said it would provide an opportunity to reflect on how women’s rights have improved in Ireland over the last 100 years, and look at what still needs to be done.“Fine Gael will draft a Women’s Charter in 2018 which will set out a path for the further advancement of women’s rights in Ireland and will be debated at our next Ard Fheis. 1918 was a momentous year for women in Ireland and I am fully committed to progressing the rights of women under Fine Gael in Government,” he said.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Fine Gael Director of Elections for Limerick City, Lavinia Duggan said that as a career women and mother of three children, she was privileged to be a leader in the creation of the Fine Gael Women’s Charter.“Our aim will be to celebrate, cherish and tell the story of our history for the past 100 years through the many women who made a valuable contribution and difference to Irish politics as they recognised change in society and influenced appropriate policies and legislation. These women have enabled our generation and our children to have a vision, voice, opinion and ambition,” she explained.Fine Gael’s programme for 2018 has three main aims; to highlight the work of women in the party; to recognise the contribution women make to the success of the party; and to engage women in setting the vision of gender equality for the future.At the launch of the Fine Gael suffrage centenary celebration were Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Cllr Sharon Tolan, Clare Constituency Chairperson Geraldine Gregan, Limerick City Director of Elections Lavinia Duggan, Clodagh Murray, Young Fine Gael and Deirdre Clune MEP.The party will be running a number of regional seminars inviting local women’s groups to contribute to Fine Gael’s vision and plans for the future of our country.Each Fine Gael constituency organisation will be invited to hold an event marking the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, and inviting party members to bring any memorabilia they may have which shows the contribution their female relatives have made and are making.The party will also recognise and honour the women who have played a significant role in the party and in Irish public life, creating awards for outstanding contributions from women. The party will also launch a publication honouring the Fine Gael women who have been elected to the Dáil over the last 100 years.There will also be a programme to engage young women in local politics.More political news here TAGSArd FheiscelebratecentenaryconstituencyDirector of ElectionsFine Gaelgender equalityLavinia DugganLeo VaradkarlimerickpublicationWomen’s Charterwomen’s suffrage Previous articleLimerick students’ seed planter yields a winning harvestNext articleFour Limerick men charged with burglary in Clare Editorlast_img read more


Kwesé to Broadcast the 2019 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon

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first_imgWith all set for the 2019 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, multi-platform broadcast network, Kwesé has announced that it will provide live coverage of the event on Saturday 2 February from 6 – 10am.The marathon will be broadcast across sub-Saharan Africa on Africa’s largest free-to-air (FTA) channel Kwesé Free Sports – available on Kwesé TV channel 285 in 13 countries, and on FTA set-top-boxes in 29 markets or on-the-go on the Kwesé iflix mobile app available on Android and IOS devices.The Access Bank Lagos City Marathon is an IAAF Bronze Label race and this year Kwesé Free Sports has lined-up a mix of international analysts and local presenters to provide play-by-play commentary and analysis of the marathon.Sportscaster Tega Onajaife will report live for Kwesé Free Sports from the National Stadium in Surulere, the 42km race start line, while Jimmie Akinsola aka “Jimme The Entertainer” will be at the 10km start line at the Lekki-Ikoyi bridge.Lewis Johnson returns to Nigeria for the fourth Access Bank Lagos City Marathon after providing analysis at the 21st African Senior Athletics Championship, Asaba 2018.Johnson serves as a reporter for NBC and NBCSN’s coverage of track and field. He returned for his 10th Olympic assignment with NBC Sports during the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, where he served as a bobsled, luge and skeleton reporter. The former track star, who broke into broadcasting as a runner for ABC Sports and ESPN, is joined by track and field analyst Tim Hutchings.Hutchings calls most of the World Marathon Majors (WMM), these include the Boston, Chicago and New York Marathons. He has worked for both NBC and ESPN and served as a track and field analyst for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games as well as marathon analyst during NBC Sports Group’s presentation of the 2012 London Olympic Games.Johnson and Hutchings will analyse the races from the finish studios at the Eko Atlantic City.With this line-up of analysts, Kwesé viewers across Africa are assured world class coverage of the fourth Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.Kwesé TV subscribers with disconnected accounts who would like to experience the events will need to pay the annual access fee of N1,900. Kwesé TV decoders continue to retail for N10,960 at Kwesé dealer outlets across the country.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more


Syracuse suffers disappointing loss to hot-shooting Creighton in 1st round of NCAA tournament

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first_img Published on March 23, 2013 at 6:55 pm Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHass Facebook Twitter Google+ Kayla Alexander walked off the court for the final time as Syracuse’s all-time leading scorer, her eyes gazing downward and her body stiff.She walked away from the game she had just dominated – per norm – but that was the last place Alexander wanted to go.It was over. Her storied four-year career had come to a close. And much earlier than she expected or desired.No. 7-seed Syracuse fell to No. 10-seed Creighton 61-56 at the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tenn., on Saturday afternoon. The loss crudely – and, in its eyes prematurely – bumped the Orange out of a tournament it wanted to leave a dent in, marking the final game for Alexander, Elashier Hall and Carmen Tyson-Thomas. Alexander finished with 23 points and eight rebounds, but Creighton’s surprising edge on the boards and timely 3-point shooting crushed the Orange’s dreams.“Honestly, right now I’m kind of in shock,” Alexander told reporters after the game.  “This wasn’t the way we thought, or planned, or imagined this would end.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the locker room prior to tip-off, SU head coach Quentin Hillsman warned his team of its eventual destiny.Creighton came into the game tied for first in the nation with 9.3 3-pointers per game and Hillsman knew the Bluejays would be far from an easy out.“All right guys, they are not scared of you,” Hillsman said. “They think they are supposed to win this game. Let’s go.”That’s exactly what happened. Creighton wasn’t scared. Far from it.On their very first possession, the Bluejays took four shots, two of them 3s. The first minute set the tone for the rest of the game. Creighton would shoot 3s repeatedly and rebound relentlessly.The Orange averaged 44 rebounds per game during the season while the Bluejays snagged just 35.3 per contest. Rebounding should have been easy for SU. But on Saturday, nearly the exact opposite stats emerged as the Bluejays outrebounded Syracuse, 43-35.“They did a very good job of getting offensive rebounds and really spreading the floor out,” Hillsman said. “They outrebounded us. And that’s our strength.”In the first half, Mckenzie Fujan single-handedly kept the Bluejays in the game. She notched her team’s first 11 points and drilled five 3-pointers in the first half, the fifth of which gave Creighton its first lead, 21-20, at the 2:32 mark.Fujan, who finished with a career-high 24 points, pumped her fist as she backpedaled downcourt. The sharpshooter scored 17 of her team’s 24 points in the first half, nailing 6-of-7 shots while her teammates went an incredibly inefficient 2-for-23 from the field.Hillsman was right. With Fujan sizzling the way she was and the Bluejays grabbing rebounds the way they weren’t supposed to, Creighton wasn’t going away easily.In the second half, Creighton’s other shooters came alive and provided a punch for the Bluejays. Fujan didn’t have to do it all anymore.Creighton’s leading scorer, Marissa Janning, hit a 3-pointer that bounced off the front rim, back rim and fell at the 17:09 mark, giving her team a 31-26 advantage – its largest lead to that point.Fujan and Janning each canned another 3 later in the half, extending the Bluejays’ lead to 10 with just 8:39 to go. Syracuse’s window was starting to close. Its chances of coming back were fading dimmer and dimmer.But with three minutes remaining, the Orange switched to man-to-man defense and started forcing turnovers and getting out in transition.“It really wasn’t our defense,” Hillsman said. “I know that’s what’s gonna be said, ‘It’s the zone, it’s the zone.’ I mean, they were 11-for-36 (from 3-point range).”Syracuse embarked on a 7-0, two-minute, emotionally charged run capped by an inside jumper from Alexander – her final points as a member of the Orange – with 2:39 to go. After all the failed closeouts, lack of rebounding and missed shots, SU was only down three.The teams traded points in the next few minutes, making the score 59-56 Creighton with under 20 seconds remaining.Syracuse had one final chance to salvage its season and prevent the inevitable bitter taste that would linger for months if it were to lose.Rachel Coffey passed the ball to Hall with five seconds to go. Hall chucked up a shot with three seconds left. It was wide right. The ball ricocheted off the rim and into Sarah Nelson’s hands.“When it got down to those final minutes I felt like we did what we were supposed to do,” Tyson-Thomas said. “It just wasn’t in our favor.”Syracuse’s season was over. Alexander, Hall and Tyson-Thomas’ four-year stint was history. They never got the NCAA tournament win they coveted for so long.Said Alexander: “We had such high expectations for ourselves and this wasn’t how we expected it to finish.” Commentslast_img read more